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Fish Out of Agua
Fish Out of Agua
Hosted by Michele Carlo. 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 Podomatic 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!
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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”). 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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Complete archive can be found at fishoutofagua.podomatic.com

  • Season 2, Ep. 20: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Vernon Payne
    by Michele Carlo on October 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    The “Take a Tour Bus on the B35” episode, where standup story human (and singer) Vernon Payne tawks about being a 16-year-old goth from a very musical family,* the difference between being upstate funny and NYC funny, and why it’s Leighann Lord's “fault” he got into comedy.With tunes from #EddieKendricks, #ChildishGambino, #KendrickLamarr and #TheDanleers, and additional shoutouts to Vince Morris, Morgan Pielli and Gastor Almonte. (*Nat McCune from the Danleers is Vernon's grandfather!)#artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #VernonPayne #storytelling #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 19: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Melissa Calderón
    by Michele Carlo on October 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    The "paying it forward" episode, where fellow Bronx Boriqua and artist Melissa Calderón tawks about the 9th floor of Bellevue Hospital, what it was like to go to the same high school as #JLo—and how honoring #RobertoClemente with an "abuelo chair" is part of her "paying it forward."With tunes from #ThePolice, #TheChurch, #HectorLavoe and #TheDoors, and shout-outs to the Bronx Council On The Arts, #ArthurAviles, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, City Lore, Steve Zeitlin, Betty Yu and Neil Goldberg!#artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #MelissaCalderon #publicart #RadioFreeBrooklyn #FishOutOfAgua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 18: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Sydnee Washington
    by Michele Carlo on October 7, 2017 at 12:06 am

    The “On Da List” episode—where stand-up storyteller/actress Sydnee Washington tawks about growing up with a church-lady grandma, when chicken tastes like sadness and why a server is not your servant (even if she's making cute coin).With tunes from #Gorillaz, #LionBabe, #MajorLazer and #DJKhaled, and shoutouts to The Peoples Improv Theater, Livia Scott, Robin Bady, Marie Faustin, #KellyRipa & #JimCarrey#artistsofcolor #artistsweknow #womenartists #livingartists #SupportLivingArtists #whywemakeart #whywematter #SydneeWashington #TheUnofficalExpert #storytelling #RadioFreeBrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep.17: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Ilsa Jule
    by Michele Carlo on September 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    The "Bring on Da Funk" episode, where super story human Ilsa Jule tawks about the "old school" EV, the "new school" of storytelling and how to be true to your authentic self (without starving to death).With tunes from the #OhioPlayers, #ChakaKhan, #JoyceSims and #RoseRoyce, and shout-outs to Barbara Aliprantis, Nicole Ferraro and Jeff Rose of the New York STORY Exchange!#artistsweknow #genderqueerartists #nycartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #IlsaJule #TheNewYorkStoryExchange #storytelling #RadioFreeBrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep.16: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. David Hu
    by Michele Carlo on September 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    The “Happy Accident’ episode, where ex-Bronx skate punk, finance bro and storyteller David Hu tawks about overcoming his fear of public speaking, how The Moth became his "mistress"...and why getting laid off saved his life.With tunes from #GGAllin, #GreenDay, #BlindMelon & #Weezer, and shoutouts to Peter Michael Marino, Jackie Peters, Missy Crawford, Melissa Nierman and David Crabb!#artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #livingartists #supportlivingartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #DavidHu #TheMoth #cancersurvivor #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 15: "Fish Out Of Agua with Michel Carlo"—feat. Susan Kent
    by Michele Carlo on September 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    The "Tell It, Susan!" episode, where storyteller/solo performer/theater curator and producer Susan Kent and I tawk about crave cases of White Castle, how storytelling is better than crack...and turning trouble into treasure.With tunes from #TheB52s #BritneySpears #MirandaLambert and #TheDescendents, and shoutouts to Victoria Scroggins, Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez and Luke Davin!#artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #SusanKent #TellItBrooklyn #IntoTheBellyoftheBeast #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep 14: "Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo"—feat. Maria Aponte
    by Michele Carlo on September 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    The "Old Escuela, New Escuela" episode, where poet/performance artist/community arts activist and educator Maria Aponte and I tawk about following your passion, the importance of knowing your history...and how art saves lives.With tunes from #BarbaraAckin, #FiveForFighting, #McFaddenandWhitehead and #IsraelKamakwiwoole, plus shoutouts to Robin Bady, Bridget Bartolini and Aurora Anaya-Cerda!#artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #2017 #whywemakeart #whywematter #MariaAponte #TransistionsofaNuyoricanCinderella #TheGiftofLoss #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 13: "Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo" —feat. Alex deSuze
    by Michele Carlo on August 31, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    The "I Am Human" episode, where singer, storyteller, musician—and mom Alex deSuze tawks about the politics of passing, the art in your heart...and what it means to be a "Single WHAT? Female."With tunes from #Bananarama, #DionneFarris #ATribeCalledQuest and #Bjork, and shoutouts to Eric Vetter, No Name presents: The Uptown Cabaret and the Emerson Ensemble: Cyndi Freeman, Scott Stiffler and DJ Hazard: Man of Hazardium.#artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #AlexdeSuze #singleWHATfemale #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 12: "Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo"—feat. Jenny L. Saldaña
    by Michele Carlo on August 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The “No Me Joda y Jenny Lee en El Rufo” episode—where award-winning playwright, actor, comedian, cancer advocate/madrina and all-around awesome "Little Brown Girl" Jenny L. Saldaña and I tawk about juggling the day job and the life job, waking up with your ponytail twisted and Americans’ two greatest fears…all while she corrects (con amor) mi Español (lol)!Featuring tunes from #Madonna #CyndiLauper #CeliaCruz and #Prince—and shoutouts to #Linda Nieves-Powell #Cuba and #HodaandKathieLee#artistsIknow #womenartists #artistsofcolor #livingartists #supportlivingartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #JennySaldana #LittleBrownGirl #TheChroniclesofBCJenny #storytelling #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 11: "Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Dorit Elena Konig
    by Michele Carlo on August 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    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 #Verdi#artistsIknow #womenartists #artistsofcolor #livingartists #supportlivingartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #2017 #DoritMusic #MiddleEasternDancer #SingerSongwriter #Actress #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #MicheleCarlo Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 10: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Marlene Villafane
    by Michele Carlo on August 9, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 9: Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Rhina Valentin
    by Michele Carlo on August 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 8: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Angel Yau
    by Michele Carlo on July 18, 2017 at 4:12 am

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 7: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Elana Lancaster
    by Michele Carlo on July 9, 2017 at 4:17 am

    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 Read more →

  • 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 3:40 am

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 5: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Dr. M Leona Godin
    by Michele Carlo on June 24, 2017 at 12:33 am

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 4: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Daisy Rosario
    by Michele Carlo on June 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 3: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Mark Pagan
    by Michele Carlo on June 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    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 Read more →

  • Season 2, Ep. 2: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Leighann Lord
    by Michele Carlo on June 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    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 Read more →

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

    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 Read more →