44 episodes

The Townies Podcast presents live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them.
For over 25 years, acting, writing and storytelling coach Kim Maxwell has been helping her Ventura County based students to 'find their voices,' the end result being a wildly diverse set of amazing, inspiring, hilarious, heartbreaking stories.
Welcome to the neighborhood.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 81 Ratings

The Townies Podcast presents live, original stories and a glimpse into the creative lives of the real people who wrote them.
For over 25 years, acting, writing and storytelling coach Kim Maxwell has been helping her Ventura County based students to 'find their voices,' the end result being a wildly diverse set of amazing, inspiring, hilarious, heartbreaking stories.
Welcome to the neighborhood.

    The Townies Ep. 210: Lily & Cassandra

    The Townies Ep. 210: Lily & Cassandra

    It's the Season 2 finale of The Townies Podcast and this one's all about resiliency: picking ourselves back up when we fall down. Featuring stories by Lily Brown and Cassandra C. Jones with music by Rain Perry and call-ins from Arley Sakai, Eric St. James-Lopez and Marian Lopez St. James.

    Episode 210 Features:
    Do A Little Dance with Arley Sakai
    One Can Dream written & performed by Lily Brown
    Music: Vapor by Rain Perry
    Cook Together with Eric St. James-Lopez & Marian Lopez St. James
    Good Cheer written & performed by Cassandra C. Jones

    Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros
    Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound

    Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry
    Recorded & mixed by Martin Young
    Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

    This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Townies Ep. 209: Doug & Kelly

    The Townies Ep. 209: Doug & Kelly

    From the family we're born with to the family we choose, family is a mighty complicated thing. Tackling the subject with humor and grace on The Townies Podcast this week is Doug Green, Kelly del Manzano, Ken Eros and April Theriault.

    Episode 209 Features:
    Little Boy Dog: A Lullaby written & performed by Ken Eros & April Theriault
    It's Complicated written & performed by Doug Green
    Music: Hero by Ken Eros
    Dear Abuelita written & performed by Kelly del Manzano

    Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros
    Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound

    Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry
    Recorded & mixed by Martin Young
    Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

    This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Townies Ep. 208: Sarahi & Theodora

    The Townies Ep. 208: Sarahi & Theodora

    This week on the Townies, it's all about hope for the future, featuring two amazing stories by Sarahi Noyola and Theodora Holt, a poem by Jesús Noyola and music by Jade Hendrix. The material in this episode tackles difficult subjects such as prejudice, racism, colorism and more... but in the end, I think it leaves us with hope that the future can be better if we all learn and try and change and grow.

    Episode 208 Features:
    Nómadas o Sedentarios (Nomads or Settlers) by Jesus Noyola
    Future Generations written & performed by Sarahi Noyola
    Music: Bedtime Stories by Jade Hendrix
    Years From Now written & performed by Theodora Holt

    Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros
    Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound

    Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry
    Recorded & mixed by Martin Young
    Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

    This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

    • 56 min
    The Townies Ep. 207: Sarah & Lacy

    The Townies Ep. 207: Sarah & Lacy

    In this episode of The Townies, storytellers Sarah Hartigan and Lacy Shifflette present their hilarious pieces about dating. But as usual, there's more to the story. With music by the fabulous Julie Christensen and an introduction by the delightful Fabio Lauretta, this episode will make you laugh and, well, let's be honest, cringe (in a good way!). Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Episode 207 Features:
    Hey Sarah? performed by Fabio Lauretta
    Match written & performed by Sarah Hartigan
    Music: Love Is Driving by Julie Christensen
    Three Points of Evidence written & performed by Lacy Shifflette

    Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros
    Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound

    Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry
    Recorded & mixed by Martin Young
    Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

    This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Townies Ep. 206: Nora & Trudy

    The Townies Ep. 206: Nora & Trudy

    The Townies tackle anxiety this week with two amazing storytellers who consider themselves experts in the field: the hilarious Nora Crawford and Trudy Frohlich. These two deeply talented Townies are joined by the equally incredible Amanda Lezra and Kelley O'Mara (who give us a glimpse into the writing process) and fabulous musical guests, Mikael Jorgensen and P.R.O.N.T.O. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Episode 206 Features:
    Grad School Applications featuring Amanda Lezra & Kelley O'Mara
    A Few Things About Myself written & performed by Nora Crawford
    Music: What Do You Know About You by P.R.O.N.T.O & Mikael Jorgensen
    Little Bastard written & performed by Trudy Frohlich

    Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros
    Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound

    Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry
    Recorded & mixed by Martin Young
    Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

    This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

    • 57 min
    The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

    The Townies Ep. 205: Katie & Doug K

    On the podcast this week are two storytellers that you may recognize from last season plus a musical guest brand new to The Townies: Katie Newbaum (formerly Katie Newcomer), Doug Knott and Towse! Tackling subjects from the infamous "wall" of self-doubt and grief to "adulting" and change, The Townies are thrilled to have these talented folks grace our air waves.

    Episode 205 Features:
    Haikus of a Trapped Adult written & read by Katie Newbaum
    Soil Song written & performed by Katie Newbaum
    Music: Change (True Happiness) by Towse
    Precious Marbles written & performed by Doug Knott

    Produced by Kim Maxwell, Lily Brown & Ken Eros
    Studio Engineering & Mixing by Eros Creative & Sound

    Theme song written & performed by Rain Perry
    Recorded & mixed by Martin Young
    Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House

    This season of the podcast is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ojai and the Ojai Arts Commission.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Nora Crawford ,

NOTHING BUT LOVE!

i am an active listener of the Townies Podcast. I listen when I'm bored, sad, happy, angry, anxious and all of the above!!! its one of the very few (and by few i mean 2) podcasts that actually relieves my stress and anxiety, which i have a lot of. listening to these beautiful and incredible stories written by extraordinary people is easily the best thing you could do for yourself. definitely put this on your "self care to-do list" and laugh or cry to your heart's content. thank u townies, for just simply existing.

mmoo555 ,

Love love love

Hilarious, relatable, shockingly honest, heartbreaking, inspiring, and everything in between. The stories are individual yet universal... definitely my favorite podcast!

Kelly Kate del Manzano ,

The best podcast ever!!!

Kim Maxwell and what she has done for a living is a complete and beautiful inspirational. She has made us cry, laugh and be as much of a b**** as possible. She is unapologetic and fully herself. This podcast shares stories and feelings no other podcast has done. I love what she is doing and what she stands for. Love you Kim!

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