The Essential Lighter Side

The Essential Lighter Side

Jay Casale
Oct 29, 2020 1 hr 27 min

Replay: The USA Singers

I sat down with the USA Singers, creators of true protest music for our times. Enjoy their latest single, " Dance on Your Graves" With 5 days until the election, it is more important than ever that you get out there and vote. Donate if you can....
Oct 26, 2020 1 hr 33 min

Replay : Love in the Time of Corona

My best friend Michael Buckley tells me the story of how he met the love of his life on a cruise ship right before Corona and moved across the country to take a chance on love. UPDATE: THEY ARE ENGAGED. Please vote.
Oct 17, 2020 1 hr 49 min

Replay : Recovery in a Pandemic with Mike Studley

I talk to one of my oldest friends about our time growing up together, and our divergent paths since. Mike takes me through his substance use disorder, and gives perhaps the most raw interview I have conducted. Mike is now one year and sixteen days...
Oct 15, 2020 1 hr 33 min

Replay: Me and My Cousin

My cousin Angela and I both grew up around addiction and abuse. We compared notes. Please vote. Donate. Write Letters. Send Texts.
Oct 10, 2020 1 hr 14 min

World Mental Health Awareness Day Replay - Me and My OCD

I talk to Dr. Maggie Perry about my particular form of OCD, known as Pure O. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Day, please vote Donald Trump out of office, so that we may all get some of our mental health back.
Oct 08, 2020 1 hr 15 min

Replay: Val Emmich

Everything is insane. Here is one of my favorite episodes, featuring my friend Val Emmich, who has done a lot of very cool things. We learned a lot about each other during this talk, despite having known each other for over 30 years. Enjoy. Vote. Please.
Oct 05, 2020 1 hr 25 min

Replay: Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Apropros of nothing, one of my favorite episodes of The Lighter Side Podcast. Stephanie Wittels Wachs and I have a lot in common. This was our first chat. You can find the second one here. Also, vote.
Sep 03, 2020 1 hr 21 min

Season Finale-TLS Reports: Here we go, Teachers.

On the season finale, I round out my Education Panels by speaking with Jo Ann Cimato (Theatre, English - NYC), Mike O'Keefe (Elementary, NJ), and Kristina Ulmer (English, PA)A huge thank you to Producer Katie Mare for her work and PodBear Audio for the...
Sep 02, 2020 1 hr 23 min

TLS Reports: Schools Opening in a Pandemic

Today I am joined by Dan Wiener (Language Arts Teacher, Seattle), Marisa Brady (Theater Teacher, Arizona), and Marc Siegel (Educational Technology Specialist, NJ) for a discussion on the reopening of schools. May the odds be ever in our favor. 5
Sep 01, 2020 1 hr 25 min

Making it sound like NPR with Elaine Grant

Elaine Appleton Grant is a podcast producer, public radio broadcaster and magazine journalist. Her work has appeared in Inc., Fast Company and on NPR. She produces Business Wars Daily, a Wondery podcast about corporate rivalries. I got to geek out with...
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