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The Sleeper Hit

A weekly podcast where guests talk about what's underrated, over drinks. Hosted by Meryl Williams, writer and roller derby skater.
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Feb 22, 2017

Comedy writer and performer Brooke Preston joins the show to talk about 90s Nickelodeon's Saturday line-up. Brooke recently co-founded a humor website called The Belladonna and her words can be found elsewhere at McSweeney's, the Second City Network, Reductress, and tons more. Follow her on Twitter @bigu!

https://www.brookeprestoncomedy.com/

https://thebelladonnacomedy.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Feb 13, 2017

This week, WOSU digital reporter Gabe Rosenberg talks about his affinity for the band Fountains of Wayne. He shares his recipe for the best-ever spicy snack mix made from Trader Joe's items, *and* he and Meryl become instant BFFs when Gabe praises Jenny Lewis. Follow Gabe @GabrielJR on Twitter! 

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Feb 6, 2017

Columbus Alive writer Joel Oliphint stops by to talk about Cleveland musician and myserious dude, Bill Fox. Joel has written for Pitchfork, SPIN, Buzzfeed, and more. Follow Joel on Twitter @joeloliphint and read his music reviews in Columbus Alive!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jan 30, 2017

Chicago writer Christina Brandon talks about the 2004 BBC mini series, North & South (spoilers within!). Follow Christina on twitter @brandonically and sign up for her great TinyLetter, Humdrum!

TinyLetter.com/Humdrum

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jan 23, 2017

Meryl's friend and former coworker Chris Walsh raves about The Rock in this episode recorded in Chicago last month. Follow Chris on Twitter @walshification!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jan 16, 2017

Meryl's dad, Gary, joins the show to talk about how awesome Breaking Bad was/is, plus who'd be at his famous dinner party. Williams is the author of five books about Ohio and is currently working on a biography of John Gibson. He loves baseball, history, and folk/bluegrass music.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jan 9, 2017

Margaret H. Willison, host of the best 24/7 slumber party on Twitter, talks about three highly underrated women Canadian singers in today's episode.

Find Margaret on Twitter @MrsFridayNext and subscribe to her amazing newsletter, Two Bossy Dames! She also co-hosts a podcast called Appointment Television, all about the TV you want to make time for.

http://tinyletter.com/twobossydames

http://atvpodcast.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jan 2, 2017

Kathy Pulkrabec and Ines Bellina, hosts of the XX, Will Travel podcast, join Meryl to talk about solo lady travel, and how women can take themselves on adventures locally or internationally. Follow Ines (@ibwrites) and Kathy (@kpfunkenstein) on Twitter and be sure to subscribe to their awesome podcast!

https://xxwilltravel.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Dec 26, 2016

Political enthusiast Andrew McIntire talks about why we should look forward to the future instead of dread it, despite the current political climate. Follow Andrew on Twitter at @AndrewCMcIntire!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Dec 19, 2016

Funny Chicago writer Rosamund Lannin tells us why we should re-visit MTV's early 2000s cartoon, Clone High. Follow Rose on Twitter @rosamundlannin and enjoy her #TreadmillTalks there as she exercises while counting down (mostly) food-related top five lists!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Dec 12, 2016

Photographer/writer/librarian Kerri Sullivan comes by the show to discuss the advantages of treating yourself to a meal on your own. Follow Kerri on Instagram @ksulphoto and subscribe to her TinyLetter at TinyLetter.com/kerrisullivan now!

Follow her photo project about New Jersey @jerseycollective on Instagram.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Dec 5, 2016

Chicago writer Gina Watters makes a case for country music gem/overall bad ass, Dolly Parton. Listen to why Gina loves Dolly, as well as her tales of nightmarish online dating in the Windy City! Follow Gina on Twitter @MercuryMarie5.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Nov 28, 2016

Recording in Colorado during Meryl's cross-country move/road trip, two Ohio-to-Colorado transplants talk about why their origin state is underrated. Doug and Chandra Jones-Graham grew up in Ohio and share some of the reasons the state shouldn't be so quickly overlooked.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Nov 21, 2016

Have we earned a re-broadcast yet? Here's hoping. It's Thanksgiving week, and Alex Cook is thankful for Arnold Schwarzenegger movies from the 90s. Re-visit the first full episode of this podcast, which originally aired July 25, 2016.

Alex Cook (@2manyalexcooks on Twitter) now has her own podcast, Show & Television!

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/show-and-television

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Nov 14, 2016

Portland-based adventurer Amanda Nicole stops by the show to sing the praises of pole dancing for fun and fitness. Follow Amanda on Instagram to check out some of her moves @amanders0113.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Nov 7, 2016

Dan Shick talks about the great genius that is the Cartoon Network show, Steven Universe, as well as his quirkiest personal trait, in this episode of the show. Follow Dan on Twitter @danshick!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Oct 24, 2016

Portland artist Jessica Brackett talks about a Chuck Palahniuk book she loves, plus about how awesome the 'Fight Club' author is IRL! She shares her secret (vegan) snack and tells us about how she identifies with Kimmy Schmidt. Follow Jessica on Instagram @art.jessica.brackett for more of her work!

http://www.jessicabrackett.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Oct 17, 2016

Meryl travels north to Olympia for this episode to talk with her cousin, Paul. He talks about the benefits of being on a first-name basis with local business owners, shares his thoughts on Game of Thrones and political theater, and reveals who would be at his super-selective dinner party. Follow Paul on Instagram @paulelliottwilliams.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Oct 13, 2016

Kelsie Huff (Chicago) and Barbara Allen (Columbus, OH) talk in this week's episode about the upcoming Columbus Improv Festival October 18-24! Huff's showcase The Kates will be performing and those in the area can take a workshop with her. Allen is an event organizer and an improviser herself with the group Sassy Do.

Follow Kelsie on Twitter @kelsiehuff and check out the Columbus Unscripted Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusUnscripted/

http://www.thekates.org/ 

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Oct 10, 2016

L.A. writer Liz Galvao talks about The Real Housewives (especially New York) and the portrayal of female friendships on TV. Sign up for Liz's hysterical feminism and pop culture-focused newsletter, Weird Personal Emails, and follow her on twitter @lizgalvao!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Oct 3, 2016

Portland comic Matt Monroe joins the show to talk about his years of playing competitive laser tag, and lets us in on where Oregonians can go play a modern version of Ultra Zone today. He also tells the story of meeting his girlfriend, and talks about why we all need to catch up on Mr. Robot. Follow Matt on Twitter @heymonroe and go see his weekly showcase "You're Welcome" on Wednesday nights at Mississippi Pizza.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Sep 29, 2016

In a special Thursday episode, Kevin Triskett tells us why we should be watching "Those Who Can't" on truTV. He also shares his Wednesday morning ritual and the best twitter account to follow during this nightmare election season. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram (and Medium!) @ktriskett.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Sep 26, 2016

Brita talks about her love for the band, ABBA, plus other Swedish culture she digs. She also shares a horrific first date story with Meryl, and reveals her full Swedish name -- complete with not one, but two, middle names.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Sep 22, 2016

Betsy Hanner extolls the many merits of the ABC Family (now Freeform) teen drama, Pretty Little Liars (and Lucy Hale's eyebrows). Follow her on Instagram @bhanner.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Sep 19, 2016

Meryl welcomes the co-hosts of her favorite pop culture podcast, How Dare You! Ricky Armendariz (@memoirpending) and Maria Brownmiller (@ohnothetreats) join the show to talk about underrated but excellent composer Thomas Newman, as well as who'd make the cut for their exclusive dinner party rosters.

How Dare You Podcast: howdareyoupod.com

Spotify playlist of Thomas Newman: https://open.spotify.com/user/rarmendariz/playlist/6ncNSgJJoMmCkcX2ZCjpAp 

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

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