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Fish Out of Agua
Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo
Hosted by Michele Carlo. “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo” continues to showcase the stories behind the stories of artists we love—it’s the show where those who were last are now first! All past episodes are now available on Podomatic So tune in, turn us on…and swim with us awhile!
Listen every Tuesday at 3:00 pm
Category: Narrative


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”).


External Website: www.michelecarlo.com

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Complete archive can be found at fishoutofagua.podomatic.com

  • Ep. 74 "Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo"—feat. Jackie Gordon
    by Michele Carlo on July 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    It's the "More Stories About Singing and Food" episode—feat. singing chef, writer, speaker and storyteller/producer Jackie Gordon tawkin' about being a secret singer, the benefits of using baking as bribery, and the savory blend of art meeting appetite in her new story show "Mouth Full!" With tunes from #TalkingHeads, #ArethaFranklin and #JackieGordon as #thedivathatatenyc, and shoutouts to #TerriMintz and #LoraWiley. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #nycartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 73 "Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo"—feat. Kambri Crews
    by Michele Carlo on July 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    It's the "I've Always Been a Connector" episode—feat. author/storyteller/producer/founder of QED: A Place To Show & Tell, Kambri Crews tawkin' about how storytelling abounds in deaf culture, manifesting your destiny and why Manhattan is now the "Cheesecake Factory" of NYC. With tunes from #StevieNicks, #VanHalen, #LesMiz and #FleetwoodMac and shoutouts to #ChristianFinnegan, #EricVetter, #SaraBenincasa and a whole lot more, so youse bettah listen in! #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • "Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo" continues! Ep. 27—feat. Checker Phil
    by Michele Carlo on July 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    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 Listen →

  • Ep. 72: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Mike Brown
    by Michele Carlo on June 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    It's the "Go Deep or Go Home," episode —feat. writer/actor/ comedian Mike Brown tawkin' about how consistency is the key to everything, the difference between making a table and refining wood, and what it's like to come back from thinking there are no more options." With tunes from #RunDMC, #TheFiveStairsteps, #Yellowman and #KronosQuartet, and shoutouts to #EricVetter, #WordUpCommunityBookshop #DawnJewélFraser and #HunterCollege. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 71: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Bridget Bartolini
    by Michele Carlo on June 22, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    It's the "Around the World to Come Home" episode—feat. artist-enabler and founder of storytelling organization The Five Boro Story Project Bridget Bartolini tawkin' bout valuing the places where we grew up, the importance of public progamming beyond Manhattan and why she loves, loves LOVES Richmond Hill. With tunes from #PizzicatoFive, #TerryGajraj, #Chocquibtown and #JaRule, and shoutouts to #TalkingStick, #WillLee and #RickPatrick, #JamesSoSoonGantt, #HeatherQuinlan and a whole lot more! #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 70: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Jerry Craft
    by Michele Carlo on June 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    It's the "Two SVA Alumni Walk Into a Bookshop" episode—feat. author/cartoonist/illustrator Jerry Craft tawkin' about being just about the only POC no matter which school he went, taking that leap of faith from day job to life job, and what all "commerical artists" owe to Darren and "Bewitched." With tunes from #StevieWonder and #SlyandtheFamilyStone, and shoutouts to Eric Vetter, Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria, Richard Wilde and the School of Visual Arts, and fellow SVA-ers #RayBillingsly, #PatrickMcDonnell and #JoeHorne. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 69: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Dahlma Llaños Figueroa
    by Michele Carlo on June 1, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    It's the "A Woman of Endurance" episode—feat. esteemed Afro-Latina author/educator Dahlma Llaños Figueroa tawkin' about the politics behind bilingual education, giving others permission to tell their stories...and why her high school counselor Ms. Bass was r-o-n-g, wrong! With tunes from #TitoPuente, #CalTjader, #IsmaelRivera and #LutherVandross, and shoutouts to #AuroraAnayaCerda and #LaCasaAzulBookstore, #CharlieVázquez and the #BronxCouncilOnTheArts, and all the outspoken young ones finishing what their abuelas began. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 68: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Jamie Brickhouse
    by Michele Carlo on May 25, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    It's the "Smother Love is Better than Fear" episode—feat. author/storyteller/solo performer Jamie Brickhouse tawkin' about getting fooled by your day job, encounters with 60s songstress Peggy Lee, and the legacies of Daddy Poo and Mama Jean. With tunes from #TheCommodores, #DustySpringfield, #PeggyLee and #TheScissorSisters, and shoutouts to #LeslieGoshko, #GeorgeDawesGreen, the #NationalStorytellingFestival, and a whole lot more! #artistsIknow #NYCartists #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 67: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Bobby Gonzalez
    by Michele Carlo on May 2, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    It's the "Bronx Hall of Fame" episode—feat. poet/activist/educator/storyteller Bobby Gonzalez tawkin' about the wealth of world-class talent that came out of the Melrose Houses and Cardinal Hayes High School, the origin of the "poet's snap," and how working in a bodega for 20 years was the best acting training ever. With tunes from #CrosbyStillsNashandYoung, #JanisJoplin, #TheBeatles and #JohnColtrane, and shoutouts to #Robin Bady, #BridgetBartolini, #Bobby Sanabria and last, but nevah least, #MariaAponte! #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 66: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Jenice Mathias
    by Michele Carlo on May 2, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    It's the "Caribbean Delight" episode—feat. storyteller/performer/educator/artist-creator Jenice Matias tawkin' about being a teenage Black Panthers member (yes, those Black Panthers), integrating (yes, integrating) Forest Hills high school (Forest Hills in Queens, NYC!), how the performing arts saved her sanity, and why culture is the glue that holds us all together. With tunes from #ArethaFranklin, #MarcAnthony, #Rihanna and #GeorgeBenson, and shoutouts to #EricVetter, #ProseofPie, #AdamWade and #MagnetTheater, and #DavidCrabb and #UprightCitizensBrigade Theatre. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 65: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Patrick Sainvil
    by Michele Carlo on April 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    It's the "Chirp About It" episode—feat. City World Radio Network host Patrick Sainvil tawkin' about being a teenage cold-caller on Wall Street, what it's like to share a studio with a dungeon, and the importance of building a creative family. With tunes from #theEurythmics, #Maroon5, #BobMarley and #SamSmith, and shoutouts to #MarleneVillafane, #IanBamberger, #EllenHunter and #JohnnyMandolin. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 64: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Jen Kwok
    by Michele Carlo on April 11, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    The "Evolution of Jen & the Universe"episode—feat. musician/comedian/actress (and almost accountant?!) Jen Kwok tawkin'about getting off the "Asian treadmill," what surfing and performing have in common, and what happens when you put stuff out into "the Universe." With tunes from #CheechandChong and #JenKwok, and shoutouts to #NicoleFerraro #TomTenney, #JimCarbone of #JimmysNo43 and #MargaretCho. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 63: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. James SoSoon Gantt
    by Michele Carlo on April 11, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    The “Legacy Episode”—feat. rapper/producer/ teaching artist James SoSoon Gantt tawkin' about the connection between music and teaching, the benefits of doing “the Hundred” and what happens when you ask. With tunes from #GrandmasterFlashandtheFuriousFive, #MaxRoach, #SoSoon and #SoSoonandMicEl, and shoutouts to #BridgetBartolini and the #FiveBoroStoryProject, #KambriCrews, #ElannDanziger of #RadioFreeBrooklyn #LostandRewound, and #MikeL #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 62: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Jasmine Mari Fernandez
    by Michele Carlo on April 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    It's the "Two Redheaded Boricuas" episode—feat. Nicara-Rican dancer/poet/activist and policymaker Mari Fernandez tawkin' about the intersection of arts and advocacy, what it was like to navigate the world with an incarcerated parent...and the importance of holding the door open in both directions. With tunes from #BlahzayBlahzay, #NotoriousBIG, #ChristinaAguliera and #MarcAnthony, and shoutouts to #NicoleFerraro, #AsherNovek, #EmilyUnderwood and #LindaNieves-Powell. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 61: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Calvin Cato
    by Michele Carlo on March 9, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    It's the "I Can't Believe You Know EVERYONE I Know" episode —feat. writer/producer, standup/storyhuman...and honorary Art Star Calvin S. Cato tawkin' about trying to pursue art dreams while his parents wanted him to get a job, why diversity shouldn't be like the “Highlander”...and the adventures of driving while black. With tunes from #TheMaryJaneGirls, #Cake, #Queen and #Res, and shoutouts to #AdamStone and #ToddStone, #JackiePeters, #EricVetter, #KambriCrews, #QED #MoPitkin'sHouseofSatisfaction (R.I.P), the #BoweryPoetryClub, #FrancisHall, (Faceboy's Open Mic) #RevjenMiller, #PatrickBucklew (a.k.a Mangina), and #FreddysBarandBackroom. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 60: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. David Arroyo
    by Michele Carlo on March 2, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    It’s the the Geek-a-Rican episode—where writer/storyteller David Arroyo tawks about what it’s like to feel rudderless, the importance of finding your “tribe,” and the irony of growing up in PR and NYC—and having neither accent. With tunes from #TheEels, #LisaLoeb, #LosEnanitosVerdes and #GavinDeGraw, and shoutouts to #HarmonLeon, #ScottSchultz, #ChristopherKorbel and #DavidCrabb. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 59: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Dacyl Acevedo
    by Michele Carlo on February 23, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    It’s the “Will Work For” episode, where solo performer/poet/playwright Dacyl Acevedo tawks about wanting to be where the weirdos were, getting rid of “fraud” mentality...and how she found her funny. With tunes from #LouReed, #JanelleMonae, #Prince and #NinaSimone, and shoutouts to #LindaNievesPowell, #MarilynTorres, #BoweryPoetryClub, #NuyoricanPoetsCafe, #TamillaWoodard and #NancyKim. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #Latinxartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 58A: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—Encore Broadcast feat. Elana Lancaster & Gastor Almonte
    by Michele Carlo on February 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    It’s the “Michele had a tummy ache that week so you get a repeat” episode, feat. stories and mini-interviews from Elana Lancaster and Gastor Almonte, tunes from #TalkingHeads, #Erasure, #BlahzayBlahzay and #DepecheMode, and shoutouts to people and things you'll just have to listen in for! Originally aired as Ep. 31 (01/02/18), recorded 11/20/17 at Ridgewood’s Footlight Bar as part of the “Radio Free Brooklyn Presents” performance series. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #transartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 58: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Richard Cardillo
    by Michele Carlo on February 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    It’s the “Second Coming (Out)” episode, where educator/activist/ storyteller Richard Cardillo tawks about the power of listening, what it’s like to come out twice—and the benefits of being on his “baguette list.” With tunes from #MarvinGaye, #Santana, #SlyandtheFamilyStone and #WeatherReport, and shoutouts to #TheLiarShow, #NewYorkSTORYExchange, #AsherNovek, #RobinBady and #NicoleFerraro. #NYCartists #artistsIknow #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 57: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Amber B. Drea
    by Michele Carlo on February 8, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    The “You never know until you know” episode, where writer/journalist/storyteller/producer—and mom Amber B Drea tawks about learning what it means to make it your own way, how weird it is to tell a story when you’re not sure what the ending will be...and why music was the lover she couldn’t be herself with. With tunes from #DepecheMode, #Bjork, #BlindMelon and #MaryJBlige, and shoutouts to #Kerri Doherty, #Siobhan V O’Loughlin and a whole slew of story folk you’ll have tune in for...’cause one of them could be YOU. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

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