Welcome to our bonus episode! So, it’s true, this episode is decidedly light on our sex-in-film theme, but we do mention sex and we do mention films… so it’s not totally off target. More than anything though, this episode is an opportunity for us, avid podcast listeners that we are, to share with you, presumably equally avid podcast listeners that you are, Lyra’s recent trip down to Anaheim, CA for the first annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival. It was a fantastic experience, filled with outstanding podcasts and outstanding human beings of all kinds… and since Laura was eager for me to share the experience with her, we figured, hell, why not just go ahead and record it?! You can partake if you wish, or just hold tight for the next ‘real’ episode… which is in the works… it’s up to you.

For those of you interested, the festival was a blast! I got a chance to see Never Not Funny, Comedy Bang Bang, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, I Was There Too, Superego, How Did This Get Made, Worst Idea of All Time, and Spontaneanation, along with some great guests including John Ross Bowie and Michael McMillian. There were fantastic new friends to be made (shout out to Melissa, Diana, Mike, Natalie, John, Josh and Freddy… among many others) and a couple of great meet-and-greet opportunities (along with a great opportunity for me to make a complete ass of myself… oh, it’s in there.)

I will take a quick moment to apologize… I didn’t realize until I started editing that a single weekend in So. Cal would transform me from an occasional user of ‘like’ as a verbal crutch, into a full-blown, like, ‘like’-machine. Also, completely overused ‘warm’, ‘delight/delightful’ and ‘lovely’. Though, honestly, if those are the words you’re overusing, you could be far worse off in life.

If you’d like to take a gander at the Pinterest album for this episode, you can find it here.

And if you enjoy this episode, or have your own experience of the festival to share, feel free to drop us a line about it… we’d be happy to hear your tales as well!