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Oct 15, 2021

Kevin Necessary is a freelance illustrator and the editorial cartoonist for The Cincinnati Enquirer. His cartoons are syndicated by GoComics, and they have been published in publications like The Week and Politico. 

Kat Klockow is an independent writer, illustrator, and editor working out of Cincinnati. Her current graphic novel projects are Witches and Sorcerers and Miss Grey: Back From the Dead. She is also the editor of the Cincinnati Cabinet of Curiosities comics anthology project which features a new set of Cincinnati and tri-state area ghost stories, urban legends, and creepy cryptids every year. 

Together they are releasing A 44-page B&W comic anthology about regional urban legends, weird history, and paranormal stories, which you can back on Kickstarter
 
Games:
Over/Under (Halloween edition!)
Two Truths and a Lie
Secret Snack

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Sep 20, 2021

Sara Bir is a chef and writer. She's the author of three cookbooks, including the IACP award-winning The Fruit Forager's Companion, and is an editor with the website Simply Recipes. She lives in Marietta, Ohio and spends her spare time scrounging in the woods for wild edibles.

Games:
Over/Under
Either/or
2 truths and a lie

 

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Sep 13, 2021

Bizzy Coy is a freelance copywriter for arts and entertainment brands. She has published short humorous fiction in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s and Vulture. Recent honors include a Fulbright scholarship, MacDowell fellowship and Puffin Foundation grant. She lives in upstate New York. You can get her monthly email newsletter at tinyletter.com/bizzycoy.

Games:
Over & Under
First Date
Secret Snack

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Jul 19, 2021

Meryl Williams is a writer for the internet. And today it's her turn in the guest seat as her husband, interviews her in the Sleeper Hit's 100th episode.

 

 

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Jul 5, 2021
Lucy Huber is a writer and editor at McSweeney's. She calls into the show to discuss a great show from her past: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
 
 
Games:
Over/Under
Either/Or
Best Buy
 
Find her online at @clhubes
 
 

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Jun 14, 2021

Jennifer Peepas has been writing an internet advice column at CaptainAwkward.com for the last ten years. She is the author of an upcoming collection of advice and essays from St. Martin's Essentials.

Games:
Over/Under
Best Buy
First Date

Books and movies mentioned (Links are to Amazon, but please Shop local!)

1) Paladin's Grace 
2) Clockwork Boys
3) Goblin Emperor
4) Upright Women Wanted
5) Witchmark
 
Movie: Queen (2014)  

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Jun 7, 2021

Ryan Davidson was born and raised in Caldwell, Ohio. He went to Ohio Northern where he studied political science, broadcast journalism and social studies education. Ryan left for study abroad in Scotland in 2006 where he met Lydie, his now wife. They have two kids, Maxime and Abigail. He teaches high school history and economics at an American school in the Netherlands.

 
Games:
Over/Under
Secret Snack
Famous Bae

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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May 31, 2021
Hanif Abdurraqib is a writer from the east side of Columbus, Ohio. His latest book is A Little Devil In America.
 
Games:
Over/Under
Secret Snack
Best Buy

Connect with Hanif:

His Website
His written works and where to buy them.
His Instagram 
Reach out for booking or brand partnerships Here

Hanif's Pop-culture plug: Girlhood, by Melissa Febos (The link will take you to Amazon, but please support your local bookstores!)

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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May 24, 2021
Britt Julious is a music critic for the Chicago Tribune, covering Chicago’s music scene. She has had bylines in Elle Magazine, Glamour and more. She is a human disco ball.
 
Games: 
Over/Under
Either/Or
#FamousBae 
 
 
 
 
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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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May 17, 2021

Elizabeth Gentner is a passionate performer and activist who has performed all over the world. She's worked extensively advancing voter rights and is the current Co-Executive Director of Rank the Vote Ohio, an organization dedicated to educating Ohioans about Ranked Choice Voting. After getting an undergrad degree from the University of Miami in Opera & Psychology and a Masters in Opera at Boston University, she spent 5 years in San Francisco performing and running her own small business. She will have her first post-pandemic performance on May 26th at 7 p.m. in Eden park's Seasongood Pavilion in Cincinnati!

Games:
Over/Under
Either/Or
Dinner Party

Rank the Vote - Ohio
Website
Facebook
Twitter

More from Elizabeth
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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May 10, 2021

Delegate Danielle Walker proudly represents Monongalia County in the West Virginia House of Delegates. She has dedicated her life to service, family, community, and public advocacy.  Delegate Walker is determined to help not only her constituents, but all West Virginia residents, have access to the best quality of life possible. She is passionate about creating an effective solution to the addiction crisis afflicting West Virginians and working to provide affordable housing initiatives so even our most vulnerable communities can live with dignity and secure a better future for our children.

 
Games:
Over/Under
#FamousBae
Dinner Party
 
Del. Walker's pop culture plug: https://www.facebook.com/brandhiirvonandtheexperience/

 

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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May 3, 2021

Jessica Ellis is an award-winning screenwriter with degrees from UCLA and AFI. Her debut feature, WHAT LIES WEST, a coming-of-age adventure, is available on DVD on 5/11/21. She lives in LA And can be found giving away free pie on Twitter at @baddestmamajama

Her trailer for What Lies West can be found Here
Games:
Over/Under
Best Buy
Weird Habit

More about the Rainforest Cafe at the Atlas Obscura

Native Candle Company, as mentioned in the show: https://nativecandleco.com/

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Apr 26, 2021

Kevin Necessary is a freelance illustrator and editorial cartoonist. He is currently the editorial cartoonist for The Cincinnati Enquirer. His cartoons are syndicated by GoComics, and his cartoons have been published in a variety of publications such as The Week and Politico. A Cincinnati native, Kevin will fight to the death defending Cincinnati chili. He lives with his wife, Julie, and three cats, Huckleberry, Grayson, and Bonnie.

Games:

Over/Under
Two truths and a lie
Either/Or

To check out the Dune Soundtrack on Spotify, either scan or click the code below:

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Apr 5, 2021

Steven Allen Adams is the state government reporter and political columnist for the Ogden Newspapers chain in West Virginia. He is also a producer and radio D.J. for community radio station WTSQ 88.1 FM in Charleston, where he hosts ska and pop punk show Noise Brigade every Monday at 5 p.m. Steven has more than 15 years of experience working in journalism and broadcast media as a reporter, editor, radio news anchor, TV news producer, sound engineer, and podcast producer.


Games:
Over/Under
Best Buy
#FamousBae
 

Follow Steve on Twitter: @stevenadamswv

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You can access the Sleeper Hit Ska Tutorial on Spotify, or search for this code:
 

 

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Mar 22, 2021
Alex Steed is the co-host of Why Are Dads, and he is the owner of a creative and commercial content production company called Knack Factory. He lives in Nashville, TN and Cornish, Maine.

Games:
Over/Under
Dinner Party
#FamousBae
 
Alex Steed on Twitter: @alexsteed
 
 
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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Mar 15, 2021

Just Meryl this week as she shares her thoughts about the 1st anniversary of pandemic living, the Apple+ TV Show Ted Lasso, hair shears, and going ham on your birthday.  After the year we all have had, you deserve it!

You can find out more about this gorgeous Infinite ear cuff at Maison Miru

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintsenecahttp://www.saintseneca.com/

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Mar 8, 2021
Emma Criswell is an avid book reader, cat mom, meditator, yoga lover, and tea aficionado currently living in Columbus, Ohio.
 
After receiving her Master's in Marketing from Ohio University, she spent the rest of her 20's in NYC living the wine marketing life, working for exciting venues like Robert DeNiro's TriBeCa Grill.  Currently, she's VP of Client Relations at Balzac Communications, a beverage marketing firm based in Napa Valley. She is very happily childfree by choice and single, all the while contemplating her next move with her black cat, Henry. 
 
You can read more about the childfree movement on Reddit
 
Emma and Meryl play rounds of: Over/Under, Either/Or and #FamousBae
 
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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintseneca) http://www.saintseneca.com/

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Mar 1, 2021

Ella Dawson is a sex & culture critic who drinks too much diet coke. In her writing, she digs into topics we usually avoid in polite company: from our dehumanizing culture of casual sex, to how shame keeps us silent about our mental and sexual health. 

Ella's Patreon: https://Patreon.com/brosandprose

Ella's Twitter: @brosandprose

Meryl and Ella play rounds of Over/Under, Secret Snack, and Famous Bae.
 
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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintseneca)

http://www.saintseneca.com/

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Feb 22, 2021
Mandy Shunnarah is an Alabama-born writer who now calls Columbus, Ohio, home. Her essays, poetry, and short stories have been published in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Entropy Magazine, and more, as well as an essay forthcoming in the New York Times. She's currently working on a book about her half-Southern redneck, half-Palestinian family. She runs the book blog Off the Beaten Shelf and the vintage shop Posh&Page Vintage.
 
You can learn more about all this stuff at mandyshunnarah.com.
 
Meryl and Mandy play rounds of Over/Under, Weird Habit, and #FamousBae
 
Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

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Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintseneca)

http://www.saintseneca.com/

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