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Fish Out of Agua

Hosted by: Michele Carlo
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Category: Narrative

About the Show

It’s Season 2 of “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo!” Our book serialization was complete as of May 9—and all 26 episodes are now available on audioBoom. This season, we’ll keep the “fish out of water” theme—by continuing to showcase artists we love—and expanding their segments to include short performances!You can also expect new stories (hey, we always say we have over 8,000,000 of them) plus more tunes, more commentary and some special surprises, so tune in, turn us on…and swim with us awhile!

About Michele Carlo

Michele Carlo is the author of “Fish Out Of Agua,” a memoir about growing up as a redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in 1970s NYC. She is also a storyteller/solo performer who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage in NYC, on NPR with Latino USA, and on PBS (“Latino Americans of NY & NJ,” “66th & B’way Open-Mic”). Her current solo show, about the gentrification of Park Slope, Brooklyn, is called “There Goes The Neighborhood.”


External Website: www.michelecarlo.com

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  • Season 2, Ep. 11: "Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Dorit Elena Konig
    by Michele Carlo on August 18, 2017 at 16:20

    The “Two Grrrrls from da Boogie-Down” episode—where dancer, singer, musician and solo performer Dorit Elena Konig and I tawk about transcending cultures, praying to The Justice League—and finding inspiration in unexpected places.Featuring shoutouts to Middle Eastern dance pioneer: #Selena, SoloCom founder: #PeterMichaelMarino, #JohnBerger and #WonderWoman—and tunes from: #TheBangles #LedZeppelin #JacobJacobsandSholomSecunda and #Verd […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 10: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Marlene Villafane
    by Michele Carlo on August 9, 2017 at 18:55

    The “Sorry, Not Sorry” episode, where singer, actress, cabaret host and media personality Marlene Villafane tawks about auspicious meetings, fame (reality vs. the TV show), being typecast, finding your niche and getting the word out!Featuring shoutouts to #MNNStudios #MikeTapp #VeronicaCaicedo #ChrisGethard #MariaBamford #Fame #RobinByrd #GlennOBrien and #TVParty, and tunes from: #ChakaKhanandRufus #JavierLuis #AlexWilson and #AndreaBocelli#artistsIknow #womenartists #artistofcolor #livingartists #supportlivingartists #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #MarleneVillafane #MarleneGoesToHollywood #RUASTAR #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 9: Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Rhina Valentin
    by Michele Carlo on August 9, 2017 at 18:49

    The “Can't Stop, Won't Stop” episode, where actress, comedian, poet, media personality and mom, Rhina Valentin, tawks about her different incarnations as a performer, being derailed, out-phoenixing a Phoenix...and Will Smith.Featuring shoutouts to #BronxNet #MNNElBarrioFirehouse and #TheNuyoricanPoetsCafe, and tunes from: #TheTemptations #Bjork #Sia and #ThirdWorld.#artistsIknow #womenartists #artistofcolor #livingartists #supportlivingartists #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #RhinaValentin #BronxOpen #ColorsofRhina #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 8: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Angel Yau
    by Michele Carlo on July 18, 2017 at 04:12

    The “Angel Lied” episode, where story/video artist and fellow Noo Yawk native Angel Yau tawks about capturing memories and finding her voice, the infamous Ithaca College Connection—and how many times she's lied (haha).Featuring shoutouts to #StrippedStories #MargotLeitman and #GiuliaRossi and tunes from: #War #Weezer #NinajirachifeatFreyaStaer and #BeachHouse.#artistsIknow #womenartists #artistofcolor #livingartists #supportlivingartists #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #AngelYau #VHSpresents #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 7: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Elana Lancaster
    by Michele Carlo on July 9, 2017 at 04:17

    The “Special Bonus Material" episode, where Elana Lancaster tawks about stories, her new solo show, Ukrainian drag artists, glitter, pronouns, giving people permission to laugh—and prog rock—yes, prog rock!Featuring shoutouts to #StoryCollider, #TheMoth and #TheTankTheater and tunes from: #VerkaSeduchka #Erasure and #KingCrimson Yes, *that* #KingCrimson.#artistsIknow #LGBTQartists #transartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #ElanaLancaster #QAFfestival #Pridefest #ThisSparklingWorld #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 6: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Kevin Allison, Kelli Dunham & Peter Michael Marino
    by Michele Carlo on July 1, 2017 at 03:40

    The “Very Special Episode,” celebrating Pride Month with encore broadcasts of three fantastic guest artists from Season 1 who have brand-new things going on that you want to know: Kevin Allison, Kelli Dunham & Peter Michael Marino!Featuring tunes from: #ThePretenders #TheStapleSingers #DJChrisRacine and #EthelMerman.#artistsIknow #LGBTQartists #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #KevinAllison #RISK #TheStoryStudio #KelliDunham #QAFfestival #QueerMemoir #PeterMichaelMarino #ShowUptheShow #PeoplesImprovTheater #SOLOCOM #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 5: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Dr. M Leona Godin
    by Michele Carlo on June 24, 2017 at 00:33

    The "who knew Helen Keller did vaudeville!" episode, where the prodigiously prolific Dr. M Leona Godin talks about her trajectory from LES Art Star to theater performer to musician to PhD professor to actor, writer and art–abonder—or, I should say, Art–Abounder!Plus, a (kinda) all-new storylet called "Because" about how to answer the question, "When are you going to give up this artist stuff and get a real job/real life/be 'normal'?" Featuring tunes from: #TalkingHeads #NickCaveandPJHarvey #NinaSimone #GutterandSpine and #ThePixies.#artistsIknow #womenartists #visuallyimpairedartists #supportlivingartists #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #mleonagodin #helenkeller #vaudeville #thestarofhappiness #gutterandspine #bowerypoetryclub #frigidfestival #horsetradetheatergroup #revjenantislam #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 4: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Daisy Rosario
    by Michele Carlo on June 16, 2017 at 23:30

    The "New York City's Loss is DC's Gain" episode, where storyteller/journalist/radio producer Daisy Rosario tawks about culture (the origins of hip hop), our stories (we both won a Moth Story Slam on our first try), irony (no matter how advanced technology gets, people still love radio), her grand new meta job down in DC—and how we're a coupla Nuyorican Noo Yawk Grrls.Plus, a (kinda) all-new story about "Summer in New York City" which posits on a possible reason us NYC natives may be, to put it nicely...a little intense. And how summers were shaped by the radio. Featuring tunes from: #MarthaReevesandTheVandellas #TheRollingStones #FatboySlim #TIfeatRhianna and #Morningwood.#storytelling #artistsIknow #livingartists #artistsofcolor #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #daisyrosario #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 3: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Mark Pagan
    by Michele Carlo on June 9, 2017 at 23:13

    The "Soul to Sole" Episode," where writer/solo performer Mark Pagan gives us the scoop on all his upcoming projects...and how the fleeting touch of one moisturized finger on a love-starved eyelid can mean EVERYTHING.Plus, a (kinda) all-new story about being an "invisible woman" who is more likely to be eaten by a tiger than ever again feeling the caress of another lover—"Man-O-Pause." See a theme here? Haha, (or, should I say, jaja)! Featuring tunes from: #The Impressions #Blu&Exile #TheMeters #CurtisMayfield and #TheIsleyBrothers.#storytelling #artistsIknow #livingartists #artistsofcolor #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #markpagan #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 2: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Leighann Lord
    by Michele Carlo on June 2, 2017 at 22:26

    The "Storyteller meets Standup" Episode," with VERY funny lady/author/speaker/media co-host Leighann Lord, along with a tribute to Maya Angelou.Plus, an all-new (well, kinda) story about how you probably can never ruin a friendship (or a fierce, fly, foxy suede coat) the way you can when you are 17...and stoopid—"Dirt!" Featuring tunes from: #CountBasie #CentralLine #Nena #TheAllmanBrothers.#storytelling #artistsIknow #livingartists #artistsofcolor #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #leighannlord #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Season 2, Ep. 1: Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Checker Phil
    by Michele Carlo on May 27, 2017 at 01:23

    The "Skalicious Episode," in which fellow Bronx-raised kid/cartoonist/filmmaker/educator Phil Dejean (a.k.a. Checker Phil) spills about making art, teaching art—and hanging with the Art Stars!Plus an all-new (well, kinda) story about how I was once lured all the way to New Jersey during a blizzard by the promise of some coq au vin (a.k.a. cock with wine sauce).Featuring tunes from #BadManners, #Madness, #TheSelecter and #TheEnglishBeat #storytelling #artistsofcolor #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #checkerphil #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 26 (season 1 finale)
    by Michele Carlo on May 16, 2017 at 00:51

    Episode 26, completes the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 54: "When the Miracle Doesn't Come," Chapter 55: "The Return of The Queen" and Chapter 56: "Fish Out of Agua." Featuring Guest Artist: Kelli Dunham. I call this the "Geek-a-Rican" episode 🙂With music from Led Zeppelin, Al Green, Blur, U2 and Sharon Jones.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #washingtonheightsstories #1970s #1980s #1990s #2000s #secrets #identity #truth #love #TheLordofTheRings #TheReturnofTheKing #Dynasty #RockHudson #Gimbels #Gandalf #TheWhiteWizard #hobbits #motheranddaughter #siblings #laughter #appreciation #JubileetheCat #family #kellidunham #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 25
    by Michele Carlo on May 16, 2017 at 00:40

    Episode 25 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 53: "Spanish on Sunday (part 6)" and Chapter 54: "When the Miracle Doesn't Come." Featuring Guest Artist: Gastor Almonte. I call this the "What was meant for our harm turned out to be OK" episode.With music from XTC, The Clash, Timmy Thomas, The Smiths and Aretha Franklin.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #washingtonheightsstories #1970s #1980s #1990s #2000s #secrets #resentment #racism #cruelty #identity #truth #love #tragedyaverted #footinmouth #laughter #freedom #reconciliation #motheranddaughter #appreciation #JackieOofEast103Street #family #gastoralmonte #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 24
    by Michele Carlo on April 29, 2017 at 02:11

    Episode 24 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 50: "Brooklyn is Not America," Chapter 51: "Brother from Another Mother" and Chapter 52: "Death and the Puerto Rican." Featuring Guest Artist: Elena Martinez. I call this the "brown rice, broccoli and cantaloupe" episode.With music from the B52s, De La Soul and Everlast.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #1970s #1980s #1990s #2000s #passport #citizenship #identity #paris #lasamaritane #metro #cityoflight #americantourists #snootywaiter #spench #freedom #speakingspanish #diabetes #insulin #heartattacks #triplebypass #caretaker #siblingrivalry #pactwithalmighty #reconciliation #appreciation #family #elenamartinez #citylore #bronxmusicheritagecenter #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 23
    by Michele Carlo on April 29, 2017 at 01:54

    Episode 23 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 47: "Walking in Coquito Wonderland," Chapter 48: "Goodbye Pumpkin" and Chapter 49: "Just in Time." Featuring Guest Artist: Kevin Allison. I call this the "small miracles can happen" episode.With music from Fatboy Slim/Groove Armada, Missy Elliott, Dennis McCarthy , Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pink Floyd.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #1997 #1998 #1999 #2000 #2001 #2002 #2003 #2004 #lowereastside #altcomedy #alttheater #altculture #performanceunderground #surfreality #carmenmiranda #carmenmofongo #dinnerhat #miamihat #carmensbrain #coquito #startrekthenextgeneration #deepspacenine #babylon5 #fromtheearthtothemoon #thelordoftherings #captainpicard #earlgreytea #vanillafreak #growingapart #myspace #doublelife #breakup #betrayal #divorce #kimchi #boris #russianblue #reconciliation #friends #family #themoth #storyslam […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 22
    by Michele Carlo on April 29, 2017 at 01:37

    Episode 22 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes part 2 of Chapter 44: "The Accident," Chapter 45: "Red Sheep" and Chapter 46: "A Tale of Two Weddings." Featuring Guest Artist: Vanessa Valerio. I call this the "When Worlds Collide" episode.With music from No Doubt, Fiona Apple, The Eels, La Morena, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony—and Prince.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #1997 #1998 #1999 #2000 #lowereastside #altcomedy #alttheater #performanceunderground #surfreality #collectiveunconscious #upperwestside #lacaridad78 #comidachinaycriolla #cafenegro #latinwedding #intermarriage #cuture #identity #immigration #assimiliation #puertoricansaretall #vanessavalerio #singleing #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 21
    by Michele Carlo on April 14, 2017 at 04:39

    Episode 21 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 42: "Latinos in the Workplace," Chapter 43: "The Falcon and the Hangman" and Chapter 44: "The Accident (part 1). "Featuring Guest Artist: Mother Pigeon (Tina Piña). I call this the "Life happens while you're making other plans" episode.With music from The Smiths, NWA, Run DMC, Smashing Pumpkins, King Creole and the Coconuts—and The Specials.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #1994 #1996 #1997 #copyediting #advertising #freelance #translation #ojsimpsontrial #peloacondicionado #batteryparkcity #kestrel #endangeredbird #PAcops #worldtradecenter #artistlife #reconciliation #facepainting #fathersday #cityisland #titopuenterestaurant #death #caraccident #stitches #braces #mourning #acting #performanceart #openmic #surfreality #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo #motherpigeon […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep.20
    by Michele Carlo on April 14, 2017 at 04:25

    Episode 20 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 40: "After Dark" and Chapter 41: "Escape from CBGB's, part 2." Featuring Guest Artist: John Asante. I call this the "Goodbye 80s" episode.With music from The Beastie Boys, Squeeze, REM, Talking Heads, PIL—and the '80-'90s indie band that shoulda been a contendah: Laguna Moreé.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #brooklynstories #1988 #1989 #1990 #windsorterrace #unemployment #hunger #organicgardening #thievingneighbors #russianbluekitten #eggplants #eastvillage #continentaldivide #CBGBgallery #lagunamoree #slash #dambalah #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo #johnasante #goodbye80s […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 19
    by Michele Carlo on March 28, 2017 at 04:39

    Episode 19 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 38: "Spanish on Sunday (part 5) Papa de Sofa" and Chapter 39: "Matte Kudesai." Featuring Guest Artist: Dawn Fraser. I call this the "Bittersweet" episode. With music from Timmy Thomas, Rockwell, Queen, Joy Division, PIL, JumpN the Saddle, and King Crimson.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #1985 #1986 #1987 #washingtonheights #astoria #1986mets #sheastadium #worldseries1986 #billbuckner #mookiewilson #bannerday #nosebleedseats #curlyshuffle #wewillrockyou #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo #dawnfraser #bittersweetepisod […]

  • Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—Ep. 18
    by Michele Carlo on March 21, 2017 at 05:16

    Episode 18 of the serialization of Michele Carlo's book "Fish Out Of Agua." Includes Chapter 36: "She Looks Like Manhattan" and Chapter 37: "Contraband." Featuring Guest Artist: Marc Abbott. I call this the "You can't go back to the playground again" episode. With music from The Eurythmics, Pink Floyd, Love & Rockets, The Four Tops, Oingo Boing and Ray Charles.#nuyoricanfamily #nuyoricanstories #redheadedpuertorican #newyorkcitystories #bronxstories #1983 #1984 #stpeterspark #theschoolofvisualarts #eastvillage #tribeca #soho #stmarksplace #theater80 #artgalleries #artschool #marilynmonroe #playboymagazine #centerfolds #1984mets #sevenyearitch #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo #marcabbott #youcantgohomeagain […]

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