15 Minutes: a podcast about fame, with Jamie Berger


Episode 28 - Shonali Bhowmik

Shonali Bhowmik https://shonalibhowmik.com/ does a LOT: She’s the leader of the indie rock band Tigers and Monkeys (http://tigersandmonkeys.com) for which she is the songwriter, singer, and guitar player. She was one of the leaders of Atlanta’s Ultrababyfat which was featured on tour with David Cross in the DVD “Let America Laugh.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_America_Laugh In the past, her bands have shared the stage with PJ Harvey, Ted Leo, Pavement, The Shins, and Sleater Kinney. Based in NYC for the past several years, Shonali cohosts the Podcast We Don’t Even Know (http://wedontevenknow.libsyn.com/) with her friend Christian Felix, which they record monthly in front of a live audience at Hifi in the East Village. Guests - as on this here show - range from the supercool unfamous to more recognizable names such as Jeneane Garafalo, Ambery Tamblyn, Starlee Kine, David Cross, Amy Ryan, Todd Barry, Jena Friedman . . . . She has a comedy web series called “Shayla Hates Celebrities” https://shaylahatescelebrities.com/ She’s also a corporate lawyer by day, which also comes up. She’s also met Barack Obama a few times - no big deal - she tells us about the first. I neglected to ask Shonali about whether she’s had any success in keeping her New Year’s resolution to get more sleep. Considering all she does, I doubt it. Also, I also butcher my wife Anja’s meeting-Howard-Stern story herein. Topics: music, Maron, Terry Gross, Gene Simmons excitement at his Kiss credit card, Trump, David Cross, podcasting, wanting attention from friends and strangers, the list goes on! P.S. It was photographer Nat Finkelstein who Andy Warhol supposedy stole his famed (15 minutes of) fame quote from. (Listen and you'll know why I'm mentioning this here). P.S. Two great songs are also included, for the same low price of FREE, unless you’d like to CONTRIBUTE via Patreon or Paypal - which, if you enjoy this show and want it to continue, you should do, if you can, by clicking: http://www.15minutesjamieberger.com/news/2016/10/24/two-ways-to-chip-in Join our email list for monthly updates? http://www.15minutesjamieberger.com/news/2017/1/23/join-the-monthly-tiny-15-minutes-letter-email-list Follow us on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/15minutesjamieberger/ Or instagram or Twitter? @15minsjamieb Find ALL 28 EPISODES! Here (or on iTunes or Stitcher or . . . .) http://15minutesjamieberger.com LAST, if you have iTunes, even if you don’t listen to us there, please please please rate and review us on there. It’s not worth explaining why, but it’s really important. THANKS!!!!

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