Lyssa Mandel and co-host/boyfriend Phil Casale invite guests to share and discuss creative artifacts from their adolescence. Pieces include poetry, drawings, journal entries, Wicca boxes and everything else that bursts forth from our formative years. It’s painful, poignant and funny. Think of it as Judy Blume meets Dr. Phil sans the Judy Blume and Dr. Phil.
Richelle Meiss’s Aspirational Middle School Collage
Richelle Meiss’s Middle School Collage is filled with things that she may not have owned but certainly felt a connection to. Richelle also reads a piece written on the back of the collage entitled “A Typical Morning In the Mind of Richelle”. Her and Lyssa also discuss her upbringing in a religious family. Like The […]
Charlie Fay’s Lego Dragon Head
Charlie Fay’s Lego Dragon Head is one of the earliest examples of his creativity. He and Lyssa commiserate and celebrate their native homestate of Connecticut and specifically Charlie’s formative years in “Poopey Ol’ Fairfield” and the concept of “Fairfield Dumb”. Charlie also opens up about his first sexual experience and his breakdown at college in […]
4th Anniversary Show with Sabrina Jalees, Andie Bolt, Chris Yonan, Anna Drezen, Zach Sherwin & Myq Kaplan Live!
We celebrate four years of The Bitch Seat with the help of Sabrina Jalees, Andie Bolt, Chris Yonan, Anna Drezen, Zach Sherwin & Myq Kaplan! Recorded live on February 22, 2018 at the Meltdown Showroom, Los Angeles, CA Like The Bitch Seat on Facebook Follow The Bitch Seat on Twitter Follow The Bitch Seat on […]
Gabi Conti’s “Crazy Person’s Scrapbook”
Gabi Conti’s “Crazy Person’s Scrapbook” is stuffed with poetry, drawings, song lyrics, printed out AIM conversations, love notes, photobooth pictures and other precious ephemera. She shares a poem that she previously read aloud in her junior year english class. It chronicles the tumultuous time right before prom when she and her long-term boyfriend were fighting, […]
Jackie Kashian’s 14 Year Old Journal and “Laddy”
Lyssa & Phil welcome comedian Jackie Kashian to the Bitch Seat. She brings some entries from her 14-year-old journal and introduces Lyssa & Phil to Laddy, her stuffed animal. Like The Bitch Seat on Facebook Follow The Bitch Seat on Twitter Follow The Bitch Seat on Instagram Help support our independent podcast network by shopping […]
Temper Tantrums Live! with Milana Vayntrub, Sandeep Parikh, Andrea Ciannavei, Beowulf Jones and Zach Sherwin
Lyssa & Phil welcome the original, angst-ridden art of Milana Vayntrub, the too-many-yearbook-superlatives of Sandeep Parikh, the exquisite diary vocabulary of Andrea Ciannavei, and the darkest holiday tunes from Beowulf Jones. As well as an improvised narrative rap from Zach Sherwin. Recorded on November 30, 2017 at the Nerdmelt Showroom, Los Angeles, California Like The […]
Thoughtful, Hilarious, and Fun
Love how charismatic hosts Lyssa and Phil share their embarrassing/exciting/painful/uplifting moments of nostalgia with honesty and, above all else, humor. The guests are awesome too!
Very Funny. Very Real.
I've been a fan of Lyssa Mandel's live shows for a while now but only just discovered the podcast. This show drips with empathy - it's funny but also legitimately sincere, the guests have a great time but also reveal themselves at tremendously vulnerable moments of their lives (I mean, who doesn't hate being 14?). Lyssa is extremely talented when it comes to interviewing (I can see her growing into a Marc Maron or Terry Gross type) but also so honest about her ever evolving relationship with the world around her.
As someone who experienced younger years of life, I love hearing the many stories of Lyssa, Phil, and guests. Everyone reading this review can just go treasure what got you here!