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Created and produced by three college roommates and bffs, Wishbonafide is the podcast for which every book-lover and nostalgic 90s kid has been waiting. The 30 minute podcast offers a humorous look at the literary integrity and tween frame story of the TV show Wishbone, and of course talks about the talented terrier himself. Each episode features a guest host who joins the discussion, bringing a fresh perspective to the classical book and contemporary lesson analysis. What began as a half baked idea in a text message quickly transformed into a lively adventure brought to listeners by Claire McCrea, Erin Venable, and Rory Nachbar.

IMG_1450_2Claire McCrea

Claire originated the idea of Wishbonafide, but required her cohorts to make it plausible instead of genuinely ridiculous. Putting her TV professional experience to work where it truly counts – rating 90s kids’ TV on a niche podcast – she has lots to say about this masterpiece beyond just her love of books! Claire currently works for Chopped and Chopped Junior on The Food Network, which could not be more literally and figuratively delicious. She also consumes all varieties of media content voraciously, and adores theatre, television, movies, books, music, comics, podcasts, video games, and the Internet at large.

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Erin Venable

Erin is a dog and literature enthusiast, so she is delighted to be a member of the Wishbonafide team. With an English degree and three dogs, it’s not surprising she loves discussing Wishbone and the literature it covers. Erin works professionally as a copywriter and is excited to bring those skills to this endeavor. She is a fan of reading, but also has a love of Netflix and video games to round out her nerdy passions. An actor and a travel-lover, she devotes time to all of her numerous hobbies and is always ready for new adventures.


Rory Nachbar

Rory can’t get enough of social media and marketing, despite it being her day job, so she spends her free time developing content and promoting Wishbonafide just for kicks. She also manages the podcast’s legal affairs, website, and design. When she isn’t on adventures with her co-producers, you can find her curled up with a good book or crafting and painting while binging crime dramas. All she needs, she says, is art, friends, food, and a cat. Not necessarily in that order.


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