Happy New Year!
For this first episode of 2017, we wanted to have one of the most positive people we know set the tone. KC and Jeff do a little catchup pre and post to get us all up on what went down over the holidays. And we get ready for that ball droppin, yo!
In which Jeff and KC welcome HugLife podcast cohost, Renton's own Monica Nevi to Mailman Studios for a chat about her life and all sorts of other business; the Hug Life origin story; Mike says this thing and she calls it that; positive spin can help give some antidote to all the heavy news; she was into sports and exercise science; Jeff got fired for sleeping at work, hence he's not a doctor; KC sees difficulty returning to work; Jeff tries to make her rest, but she can't (until she gets a sty); Jeff and KC go to a dirty derby brunch party; Booty Trap should have a bakery; we learn all about Monica's journey to standup stardom; she actually likes salad more than McDonald's; Jeff reminds customers to call police if they expect theft of mail; Monica likes brewery shows, like Casey McLain's Last Call Comedy show at Wingman Brewing; we learn about aural hugs and lexical embraces; Monica knew she was a basketball player; she also did golf and track; got hurt halfway through her career at Seattle U; kept playing on a high ankle sprain and got wrecked; "There's more to me than a jump shot"; Monica creates the Seattle Super Secret Standup Show and misses running it; road work makes more money than LA work; we get some inside show biz info; KC and Monica talk about depression and anxiety; antidepressants take longer to work than benzos; Jeff recommends frozen peas to help with flooding panic; Christmas!; Monica and her brother are super close now, but he keeps moving; we get heavy and talk about kids stuck in Remann Hall with no visitors; KC makes the analogy to Syrian refugees; we get into the writing process; people didn't realize Monica was a writer until after she got into comedy; she started her blog and shit got heavy; she did some competitive erotic fan fiction with Brian Cook; KC reads Self Doubt again and we get into it; Jeff reads more from Shattered Worlds; plugs, podcasts, and more!
Songs in this episode:
"Expanding Anyway" - Morning Teleportation
"What Christmas Means To Me" - Hanson
Her website: Monicanevi.com
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