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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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Jul 27, 2020

David Cross stops by the pod to talk about the merits of making and ordering mocktails! He has tips for dealing with not drinking in social situations as well as ideas for starter-level at-home mocktails. He also plays Over/Under, Two Truths and a Lie and Weird Habit. Listen to his podcast Award Weiners!

David is a content marketer based in Brooklyn, New York. He co-hosts Award Wieners, a podcast in which he reviews Best Picture winners and makes a hot dog recipe based off of the film. It’s a celebration of American culinary and cinematic pop culture. 

Follow David on Twitter @ItsMeDavidCross and Instagram @ItsMeDavidCross

https://www.awardwieners.com/

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jul 20, 2020

It's time for a mini ep! Daniel Clark, Meryl's husband, stops by the show to play some games, including Over/Under, Super Group and Best Buy. 

Daniel Clark is a mainframe systems programmer for the bureau of the fiscal service. He has a six-year-old son and loves home brewing, biking and running on his treadmill. 

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jul 13, 2020

Long time listener Kelsey Funk stops by the pod to talk to Meryl about making your own clothing! If you too want to cut down on the amount of fast fashion in your closet *and* have pieces that are tailored to your exact measurements, Kelsey has some ideas for where you can start. Kelsey also plays Over/Under, Be Boss, and a brand new game called Either/Or!

Kelsey Funk is a bereavement counselor and crafter. She enjoys making things, plants, yoga, dancing, and spending time with her husband and their chihuahua, Prince.

Follow Kelsey on Twitter @kelseylfunk and Instagram @euphoricyarn

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jul 6, 2020

This week's guest Brad Pierce sells Meryl on Children of Men's message of optimism. This 2006 dystopian thriller tanked at the box office but was an underrated critical darling that resonates today more than ever. Brad also plays Over/Under, Secret Snack and #FamousBae!

Brad enjoys most everything pop-culture, with the exception of being a social media ghost! His hobbies include cooking, biking, being outdoors, and hanging out with his wife Colleen and their hound, Millard. He works as a professor at Marietta College’s Physicians Assistant program and practices as a PA one day a week at the local cancer center.

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jun 29, 2020

Colleen Pierce left the corporate world of marketing and communications after 12+ years. Now, she is living in the freelance writing world, writing mostly for the life science industry. Colleen is on the show talking about how anyone, but especially women, can build wealth. 

Outside of the writing realm, Colleen enjoys biking and hiking adventures with her husband Brad, putting her green thumb to good use, and spending quality time with their trusty husky, Millard Fillmore.

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jun 22, 2020

Sara Bir is a chef and a writer. She's the author of two cookbooks, including The Fruit Forager's Companion. She is a regular contributor to Simply Recipes. Before the pandemic, she taught hands-on cooking classes and regularly gave presentations at libraries and festivals. Sara's topic is indie publishing, and she goes into the lack of diversity in publishing at large, including in food media. Meryl & Sara play Over/Under, Be Boss, and First Date and talk about the challenges of dating during a pandemic.

Follow Sara on Instagram @sausagetarian.

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jun 15, 2020

Levi Funk is a mental health counselor, musician and Twitch streamer. He stops by the podcast to talk up The Grateful Dead! Meryl & Levi play Over/Under, Two Truths and a Lie, and Best Buy and talk about why it's okay to not be productive during quarantine.

The Grateful Dead Starter Pack on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/04Dayxtcuj97efL1GhfGto

Follow Levi on Twitter @LeviFunk_ and on Twitch @funkwgn.

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Jun 8, 2020

The Sleeper Hit Podcast is back for a third season! Sarah Arnold is the owner and founder of Clutch MOV, an online lifestyle magazine about the Mid-Ohio Valley. Sarah's topic is two Star Wars animated shows she thinks fans should be watching. Meryl & Sarah play Over/Under, Best Buy and Secret Snack and talk about road trips.

Follow Sarah on Twitter @theresarahgoes and Instagram @wheresarahgoes.

Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams.

https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

May 19, 2020

The Sleeper Hit Podcast is coming back to your feed after a long hiatus. What's underrated in 2020?

Sep 18, 2017

First-ever returning guest Megan Burbank schools us on birth control, and how it's portrayed and misrepresented in politics. She also shares why what's best for her or Meryl or you may not be best for everyone!

Follow Megan on Twitter @meganireneb and sign up for her amazing newsletter, The Killjoy Report.

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/ 

Show note: At one point, Megan mentioned USDA approval and she wants you to know she meant FDA! Our bad!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Apr 10, 2017

Here's a classic episode of the show, an interview with Megan Burbank, Arts Editor for the Portland Mercury! She told us about her lifelong affection for underrated hot, scienc-y type, Jeff Goldblum. She also gave us a great red lipstick recommendation and shared what it was like to grow up in Seattle.

Megan's awesome newsletter, the Killjoy Report, is a must read:

https://tinyletter.com/meganburbank

Follow her on Twitter @meganireneb!

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

http://www.saintseneca.com/

Mar 28, 2017

This is a special edition of The Sleeper Hit: An interview with Meryl's grandfather six weeks before he died on March 25. Les Williams was the Director of Parks & Rec in Dover, OH for many years and was married to Kay Williams, a local reporter for the Times Reporter. In this interview, he shared stories about his life, some marriage advice, and his secret to being happy even late in life. He will be missed.

Les was inducted into the Cy Young Tuscarawas County Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008, recognized for his playing, managing and umpiring. He was offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1947, but did not report because of an arm injury. He also was a volunteer for many years at the Dover YMCA, where he also played, coached, and refereed in church league basketball games.

Les Williams: August 4, 1928 - March 25, 2017

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesreporter/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=184709581

Music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1jGDhkkzzc&list=RDg1jGDhkkzzc&index=1

http://brokeforfree.com/ 

 

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