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Episode 20, July 8, 2020

Image of Liam McCrea looking sideways at the camera while holding a soda on the beach.

You aren’t imagining it! This week Erin and Claire are joined by Liam McCrea for Wishbonafide Episode 20 as they discuss “The Canine Cure,” based on The Imaginary Invalid, by Molière!

Watch parts 1 and 2 of the TV show.

While we are releasing new episodes, it is important to remember that the BLM movement is still going. It is not a trend, and we will not treat it as such. To that end, we’d like to share a list of resources for our listeners to check out so they can stay informed, take action, and keep fighting the good fight.

About Our Guest

Liam tends cells in a lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. He likes sports and dogs, especially when the dogs are playing the sports.

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Episode 18, June 24th, 2020

Image of Rowan posing for Wishbonafide Episode 18 with Wishbone Ears drawn on.

Claire and Erin are joined by Rowan Suder for Wishbonafide’s Episode 18 to talk about One Thousand and One Arabian Nights and the treasure-filled episode of Wishbone, “One Thousand and One Tails.” (let’s talk about Wishbone’s goatee, shall we?)

Watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the TV show.

While we are releasing new episodes, it is important to remember that the BLM movement is still going. It is not a trend, and we will not treat it as such. To that end, we’d like to share a list of resources for our listeners to check out so they can stay informed, take action, and keep fighting the good fight.

About Our Guest

Rowan Suder is a jack-of-several-trades, but a first-time podcast guest. Physically, they live in Baltimore, MD with their cat, Buddy, but emotionally, they live on their Animal Crossing island. Rowan loved catching up with Erin and Claire to reminisce about Wishbone and his antics. If you have the means, please support Black protestors and community members through organizations like the Black Trans Femmes in the Arts collective.

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Episode 17, June 16th, 2020

Sam Vawter posing for Wishbonafide Episode 17

Erin and Claire are joined by Sam Vawter for Wishbonafide’s Episode 17 to talk about Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and the special arbor day episode of Wishbone, “Hot Diggity Dog.” The arbor council would be pleased! 

Watch parts 1 & 2 of the TV show.

While we are releasing new episodes, it is important to remember that the BLM movement is still going. It is not a trend, and we will not treat it as such. To that end, we’d like to share a list of resources for our listeners to check out so they can stay informed, take action, and keep fighting the good fight.

About Our Guest

Sam is a set designer for theater based in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, Sam migrated to the east coast to study set design at Emerson College in Boston. Since moving to New York in 2015, he has collaborated on theatrical projects on Broadway, the Berlin Staatsoper, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, and at regional theaters around NYC and across the country. His portfolio can be viewed at samvawter.com

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Recommendations

Frankenstein Recommendations

Book Cover of Frankenstein

Claire

A Movie Adaptation for Your Consideration: It just doesn’t get better than the 1931 Frankenstein, the  monster movie of all monster movies. This flick popularized the idea of the monster as a green dude with bolts in his neck, and was so iconically played by Boris Karloff that no image of the monster has ever been able to overtake or even hold a candle to the cultural influence wrought by Karloff’s shambler. Truly unmissable! 

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Episode 15, May 20th, 2020

Erin, Claire, and Rory jumping for joy in Wishbonafide Episode 15.

The third time’s the charm they say, but we love having co-producer, Rory Nachbar, on the show every time! Wishbonafide Episode 15 hits up Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Wishbone’s “A Tail of Two Sitters.

Watch parts 1 & 2 of the TV show.

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 Digital Communications Specialist for Johns Hopkins University and spends her free time developing content and promoting Wishbonafide. 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. 

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Episode 14, May 13th, 2020

Image of Alecsa Kazenas, Claire McCrea, and Erin Venable on Zoom for Wishbonafide Episode 14.

We’ve finally found gold in Wishbonafide Episode 14! Claire and Erin sit down again in 2020 for the first time in three years to record a new new episode on Silas Marner by George Eliott and Wishbone’s episode, “Golden Retrieved,” with special guest Alecsa Kazenas!  

Watch parts 1, 2 and 3 of the TV episode.

About Our Guest

Alecsa Kazenas is a 5th grade teacher and full-time word nerd in New York, New York. She has a penchant for words you only hear once a year and knows way too much about cheese. She loves her students with her whole heart because they are, quite obviously, the best!

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Recommendations

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Recommendations

Book Cover of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Erin

My first recommendation is the musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera. The 2004 adaptation is a very decent film version starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler. It is a work based on the novel by Gaston Leroux the Phantom of the Opera and covers the theme of an outcast trying to find his place. It is also a very tragic story  of a disfigured man and elements similar to this one and has hauntingly beautiful music. 

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Episode 11: April 22nd, 2020

Image of Nick Johnston for Wishbonafide Episode 11.

Put away your copy of Marlowe and do your best not to trade away your soul, because Wishbonafide Episode 11 focuses on Wolfgang von Goethe’s version of Faust, and Wishbone’s “Fleabitten Bargain” – featuring guest Nick Johnston!

Watch parts 1, 2 and 3 of the TV episode.

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.

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Recommendations

The Hound of the Baskervilles Recommendations

Book Cover of The Hound of the Baskervilles

Erin

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a master of mystery novels and Sherlock Holmes is such a wonderfully iconic character it’s hard to compare these books to other mysteries out there. The series will be visited again in another Wishbone episode, but feel free to check out other Sherlock Holmes books in the meantime. Otherwise, I personally loved the Nancy Drew series as a fun and not graphic mystery series. Nancy solves many different cases, so there are a number of choices for people new to the series to choose from. She uses ingenuity and creativity to get through many different situations and these novels are interesting to sit down with.

To switch gears, I also highly recommend Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries TV series! It is a show set in the 1920s with a lead female detective, Miss Fisher, whose character is inspired by Sherlock Holmes. There are gorgeous costumes, fun characters, and plots that keep you entertained. There are murders and mysteries all set in such an interesting time period. Please watch if it appeals to you and enjoy!

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Cyrano de Bergerac Recommendations

Book Cover of Cyrano de Bergerac

Claire

I can’t decide between two modern retellings of Cyrano, because they both warm the cockles of my heart with their romanticism and excessive ridiculousness. Firstly, there is Roxanne (1987). Starring Steve Martin and Darryl Hannah, this is the rom com Cyrano was alway meant to be. More recently and on the pop culture trend, there is Cyrano Agency (2010), which is a korean drama in which very attractive people who work at a love connection agency help other very attractive people find dates. It’s blissful fluff. No substance here, really, but all the enjoyment to be had!

If you’re looking for higher intellectual quality in your entertainment, search out Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). It is a black and white film for any young ‘uns out there, but don’t shy away! It’s amazing! Cyrano is at his wittiest prime. If you truly can’t handle the old timey affectations of this film, try the 1990 film of the same name, starring Gerard Depardieu very finely – and in color.

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