Episode 11: March 8th, 2017

15970231_1186936938022694_324719451_nPut away your copy of Marlowe and do your best not to trade away your soul, because this episode focuses on Wolfgang von Goethe’s version of “Faust,” and Wishbone’s “Fleabitten Bargain” – featuring guest Nick Johnston!

About Our Guest

Nick Johnston is originally from upstate New York but now lives between New Jersey and Wyoming. A graduate of Loyola University Maryland, Nick is pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy at KU Leuven with a focus on Continental philosophy. He enjoys reading world literature, Dungeons & Dragons, playing music, and the outdoors.

Episode 10: February 15th, 2017

img_3078_1There must be giants! At least we think so….in this episode about Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” and Wishbone’s “The Impawssible Dream” – with guest Kaitlyn Gallagher!

About Our Guest

Kaitlyn is a native of New Jersey currently working in public relations for the non-profit sector. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys writing and performing sketch comedy, reading as many books as her busy schedule allows, watching Twitter feuds unfold, and sitting motionless on her couch re-watching the same episodes of 30 Rock on Netflix over and over.

Episode 9: December 14th, 2016

IMG_3084.jpgCo-producer Rory Nachbar is back as a special guest for our episode on Mark Twain’s “The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc” and Wishbone’s “Bone of Arc,” in which we have a Come-to-Jesus about Wishbone’s lack of Jesus in this episode.



About Our Guest

Rory used to live with Erin and Claire in college with great happiness, and is therefore delighted that she can share this podcast experience with them. She works as a Social Media Specialist for Wolfram Research Inc. and spends her free time developing content and promoting Wishbonafide. An avid crafter and painter, she looks forward to the day when she can travel the world and eventually settle down in a little cottage surrounded by books, friends, art, and two cats.

Episode 8: December 1st, 2016

img_3025This episode sure is a snooze fest…because it’s about Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” and Wishbone’s “Digging Up the Past” – featuring guest Meghan Beretta!  

About Our Guest

Meghan Beretta is a recent graduate of Loyola University Maryland where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Biology. She currently spends her time working as an EMT in New Jersey. Meghan’s aspirations are to become a pediatrician, but until then she is content to play video games and learn how to build computers.

Episode 7: November 16th, 2016

img_3073There’s a mystery afoot, or a-paw you could say, in this episode featuring the Sherlock Holmes story “The Hounds of Baskerville” by Arthur Conan Doyle and Wishbone’s “The Slobbery Hound” – featuring guest Gabe Carter!

About Our Guest

Gabe Carter works as a graphic designer and multimedia coordinator in Baltimore Maryland. His passion for design, photography and videography has lead him to work for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. He works designing material to support and bring awareness to the young adult cancer community.  Hobbies include eating pancakes, visiting apartmenttherapy.com (for hours..like an extended visit, like he’s moving in), playing video games (top games as of now are Destiny and Smite for the Xbox One), and hanging with friends.

Episode 6: October 26th, 2016

received_10111889820381534What does the nose know? Bring your nose, and the rest of you, along with us as we sniff out the differences between Cyrano de Bergerac and the Wishbone episode “Cyranose.” We are joined by Pat Venable, an expert in French language and Erin’s brother. Our discussion covers songs by The Police, French ennui, and Wishbone’s interpretation of all things French.

About Our Guest

Patrick Venable is a part-time student, full time geek and brother to show host Erin Venable. He lives with his beautiful wife and terrible cat in a geeky lair in southern Pennsylvania. He studied English and French and enjoys tales of adventure and romance.

Episode 5: October 5th, 2016

IMG_2156.jpgWe walk that walk and talk that talk, or at least try our best, in this episode about select African folk tales and Wishbone’s “Bark That Bark.” Special guest Chris Silverberg joins us for some valuable life lessons from tricksy Anansi the Spider and The People Who Could Fly in this musically lit episode.


About Our Guest

Chris Silverberg is a native of Plano, TX (where Wishbone was filmed!) and graduated from Columbia University. He now lives and works in New York City as a writer, producer, and notably an Assistant Editor on the same show as Claire.

Episode 4: September 21st, 2016

IMG_3001Join our mad journey through Homer’s “The Odyssey” and Wishbone’s “Homer, Sweet Homer” in which we talk about mixed messages and Arbor Councils. And maybe the book and episode just a little – with special guest, Adriana Tringone!



About Our Guest

Adriana currently works in retail but hopes of one day writing for television. She’s soon moving from New York to LA to pursue that dream—or, at least, in search of better and more consistent weather. Two things she loves are talking about dogs and talking about literature, and she’s grateful to Wishbonafide for offering her an opportunity to do both at once.

Episode 3: August 31st, 2016

IMG_3108But soft! What light through yonder TV breaks! Well, something like that. This week we’re talking about the Bard and one of his most famous works, “Romeo and Juliet,” and Wishbone’s “Rosie, Oh! Rosie, Oh!” Get ready for some serious discussion of animal shelter care, and some not-so-serious discussion of adorable pup romance, with special guest, Justin Thomas!

About Our Guest

Justin currently works for Major League Baseball as a Broadcast Event Logger and works in the field of sports broadcasting, but still keeps his theatre pursuits fresh. When not behind a microphone or on the stage, Justin makes too many puns, references far too many TV shows, movies and comic books, and writes his sci-fi novel (which will be finished… eventually). Justin would like to thank the Wishbonafide team for allowing him to be a part of this fun experience, and for letting him do something with his obsession with the works of The Bard.

Episode 2: August 17th, 2016

IMG_2992Get ready for a bowlful of excitement and hilarity, but mostly confusion, in this episode about “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens and Wishbone’s “A Twisted Tail,” where we get tangled up in Dickens, with special guest, Ben Abraham!





About Our Guest

Benjamin-Ernest Abraham is a freelance director based in New York City. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2015 with a degree in Global Studies and a minor in economics. Somehow, he has found himself pursuing a life in the theatre, despite the fact that he’s in a tremendous amount of student debt for a degree that has nothing to do with it. When he’s not directing, Ben is usually found rock-climbing, reading, seeing even more theatre, or dreaming about going backpacking again. His favorite episode of Wishbone is “Digging up the Past.”