51 minutes | Jun 20th 2018

How to Make an Arse of Yourself

Episode Details

Air date: June 20, 2018

Guests: Mac Young

Runtime: 50 minutes, 47 seconds

Summary: In the final episode of Season 1, Jen breaks her 20-episode streak of family-friendly, curse-free content. Her guest is Mac Young, a scenic designer, talented actor, and dear friend. They discuss his current show, the sets he has designed in the past, and why Shakespeare was kind of weird.

Links of Interest: 

Shit-faced Shakespeare, by Magnificent Bastards Productions
The Crazy Locomotive by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
The Jimmy Fund’s Annual Scooper Bowl

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. I made a contribution to the Jimmy Fund in their efforts to support adult and pediatric cancer care. And what I received for this donation was a ticket to the Jimmy Fund’s annual Scooper Bowl. This year, a dozen vendors donated their ice cream for the country’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Turns out that my limit is five scoops. But as I walked around, I could see that I was a light-weight compared to many of the other attendees.”

Episode Transcript  Introduction

Hello and welcome to “How to Make a Memory,” the show that explores the items we make for one another and how they impact our relationships. My name is Jen Tierney and here we are, at the final episode of Season 1! After 20 episodes of family-friendly content, I’m ending the season with some saucier material. When I first told this week’s guest that I was making a podcast, his eyes lit up. He’s a lover of podcasts and is a professional maker of the theatrical variety. I knew that I had to get him on as a guest to talk about the sets he has designed and the productions he’s been part of. But as you’ll soon find out, there is no way to speak with Mac about his current venture without letting a few curse words fly.

We recorded our conversation immediately after my husband and I went to see Mac’s show. The cast was kind enough to let me set up my recording equipment in the theatre so that I could share some of the performance here on the podcast. I hope that it adds a fun dimension to your enjoyment of this episode.

Conversation

[Transcript forthcoming]

Conclusion

What a way to end Season 1! It’s been wonderful celebrating makers and making with you this past year.  Thank you to Mac and all of my other guests from Season 1 for sharing their stories and helping me to realize a dream that seemed wildly out of reach a year ago. If you’d like to be part of the magic, I’m lining up guests for Season 2 right now. Please email me at howtomakeamemory@gmail.com if you have a creative endeavor you’d like to explore on the show! And finally, thank you so much for listening and taking this journey with me. I’ll be back in a few months with lots more stories to share.

And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. I made a contribution to the Jimmy Fund in their efforts to support adult and pediatric cancer care. And what I received for this donation was a ticket to the Jimmy Fund’s annual Scooper Bowl. This year, a dozen vendors donated their ice cream for the country’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Turns out that my limit is five scoops. But as I walked around, I could see that I was a light-weight compared to many of the other attendees.

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