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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  • Ep. 86: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Robin Gelfenbein
    by Michele Carlo on December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    It‘s the “Punning Her Way Through Life” episode—feat. storyteller/producer/teacher/ keynote speaker—and ice cream maker extraordinaire Robin Gelfenbien tawkin‘ about turning the tables on a campus harasser, how driving a giant wiener saved her life, and why the last place she thought she‘d ever live became the place she calls home. With tunes from #BobbyBorisPickett, #OscarMayerRap and #Cornershop, and shout-outs to #SherryWeaver, #DannyArtese, #MattHoverman and #LarrySmith. #FayeLane gets some love, too! #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists! Listen →

  • Ep. 85: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Danny Artese
    by Michele Carlo on December 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    It's the "Danny's Got Talent (or Something)!"—feat. storyteller/producer Danny Artese tawkin' about his creative childhood in a conservative SoCal town, the "happy accident" that introduced him to storytelling, and how becoming a show producer almost always guarantees you a slot (haha). Featuring tunes from #MichaelJackson, #JanetJackson, #Sigma and #GracePotterandtheNocturnals, and shoutouts to #JohnFlynn, #JuliaWhitehouse, #JonathanBradleyWelch, #RobinGelfenbien and #SusanKent. #artistsIknow #queerartists #nycartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 84: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Vijay R. Nathan
    by Michele Carlo on November 30, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    It's the “On My Radio” episode—feat. fellow RFB host/librarian/literary advocate and cinematic poet Vijay Ramanathan tawkin' about growing up East Asian in Italian-American Staten Island, the revolutionary thought processes of improv—and how, even though you may not realize it, local libraries are often the glue that hold communities together. With tunes from #ThePixies, #EddieVedder and #VampireWeekend, and shoutouts to #RobotsvsTaxes and #ThePeoplesImprovTheater. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #nycartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 83: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Jessica Delfino
    by Michele Carlo on November 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    It's the "Art Stars Reunion!" episode—feat. dirty folk rock singer/songwriter/musician/writer/ comic—and mom Jessica Delfino tawkin' about chewing the keys of her grandma's piano, getting a guitar as a gift to keep her *out* of trouble (haha)—and how comedy is magic. With tunes from #JoanJett, #2LiveCrew, #JoniMitchell and #JessicaDelfino, and shoutouts to #Surf Reality, #MoPitkin'sHouseofSatisfaction, #BoweryPoetryClub, #MarinaFranklin, #LaurieKilmartin, #ShaunaLane, and a whole buncha others you'll just have to tune in to hear about! #artistsIknow #womenartists #nycartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 82: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Patrick Dougher
    by Michele Carlo on November 2, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    It's the "Godbody" episode—feat. musician/ writer/visual artist and educator/arts administrator Patrick Dougher tawkin' about the time he considered jumping Jean Michel-Basquiat (yes, *that* Jean-Michel Basquiat), how the gift of a drum set changed his life, and the importance of giving back to where you were born. With tunes from #BombayDubOrchestra, #Funkadelic and #EasyStarAllStars #DubSideOfTheMoon (which Patrick played drums on !!!), and shoutouts to #MargaretDodge, #ThirteenWNETNewYork, #MarioRomo, and #AvaDuVernay's upcoming #CentralParkFive. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 81: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Charlie Vázquez
    by Michele Carlo on October 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    It's the "Charlie on Fiyah!" episode—feat. writer/arts administrator/advocator and musician Charlie Vázquez tawkin' bout the double-edged swords in today's lexicon, the differences between "West Coast Charlie" and "East Coast Charlie," and finding new direction and inspiration from a treasure box of family tales. With tunes from #TheSmiths and #IsmaelMiranda, plus #FactorRed and #KaitlinNiDonavan (both of which he played guitar on!), and shoutouts to #AuroraAnaya-Cerda, #PennyArcade, #TheBronxCouncilOnTheArts and #MayraSantosFebres. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #queerartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 80: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Anita Flores
    by Michele Carlo on September 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    It’s the “Never Settle” episode—feat. writer/producer/comedian Anita Flores tawkin‘ about dispelling the stereotypes of being an only child, stepping out of her comfort zone again...and again, and why people don't want to make small talk while mid-intercourse. With tunes from #Banarama, #JenniferLopez, #Robyn and #Tamia, and shoutouts to #HarmonLeon, #DavidCrabb, #NatalieWall, #VanessaValerio and #MargotLeitman. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 79: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Cyndi Freeman
    by Michele Carlo on September 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    It's the “Life is a Bowl of Cherries When You Beware of the Pits” episode—feat. storyteller/ solo & burlesque performer/producer & teaching artist Cyndi Freeman tawkin' about growing up in a family of rebels, the search for her magical “IT,” —and how being totally broke set her up for her greater good. With tunes from #ArethaFranklin, #Aerosmith and #Badfinger, and shoutouts to #ScottStiffler, #CherylKing, #PeterAguero, #WorldFamousBob, #RISK!, #HandsomeBradLawrence—and probably some of youse, too, so listen up! #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 78: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Willie Martinez
    by Michele Carlo on August 31, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    It's the “Music Doesn't Lie” episode—feat. Latin/Jazz/Rock percussionist/composer Willie Martinez tawkin' bout meeting Afro-Cuban music legend Machito at 17, being a medium-sized fish in a big pond...and what it really takes to be a working musician. With tunes from #FaniaAllStars, #Machito, #HectorLavoe and Willie's band #LaFamiliaSextet, and shoutouts to #EddyJoMartinez, #JonMartinez, #AndreMorton, #ShaunTGorman and #AngelaRogers. #artistsIknow #Nuyoricanartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 77: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Heather Quinlan
    by Michele Carlo on August 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    It's the "I'm Wawkin' Heah" episode—feat. filmmaker Heather Quinlan (Knishes: The New York Accent Documentary) tawkin' about what it was like to be a teenage theater techie, not letting knowing absolutely nothing about filmmaking stop her from making one—and why audio is more important than video. With tunes from the #NewYorkDolls, #JoeDolce, #TellySavalas and #AnthonyNewley, and shoutouts to #AlexisSottile, #Mitchell Reichler, #FrankieClinton and #CityLore. #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 76: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Wendy Lee Vazquez
    by Michele Carlo on August 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    It's the "You Only Got One Life Episode," where standup/storyteller Wendy Lee Vazquez tawks' about flying solo since the age of 16, how she had to leave New York City to find herself, and why she'll never forget how to draw blood. With tunes from #TheBeastieBoys, #TheWallflowers, #TheYeahYeahYeahs and #YoungTheGiant, and shoutouts to Danny Artese Scott Schultz, John Flynn, Julia Whitehouse, Mr. Di Lorenzo her Spanish teacher and Joe her patient, who both encouraged her when no one else did. #artistsIknow #artistsofcolor #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 75: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Carla Katz
    by Michele Carlo on August 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    It's the "Tale of Two Carlas" episode—feat. labor activist/organizer/lawyer + writer/ storyteller/producer Carla Katz tawkin' about how this daughter of an immigrant and a refugee became a champion for worker's rights,* the unexpected, nearly tragic catalyst to reconnecting to her creativity—and bonding over our fellow "Artist Larrys." With tunes from #PattiSmith, #JanisJoplin, #DavidBowie and #Prince, and shoutouts to #DannyArtese, #AdamWade, #AdamsLandlordMarie, and the entire city of #HobokenNewJersey! #artistsIknow #womenartists #NJ&NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists *P.S.: If you read this far, live in NJ and benefit from paid family leave...you now know who to thank! Listen →

  • Ep. 34: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Angel Yau
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 2:06 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 Listen →

  • Ep. 33: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Elana Lancaster
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 1:51 am

    The “Special Bonus Material" episode, where Elana Lancaster tawks about stories, his 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 Listen →

  • Ep. 32: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo’—feat. Kevin Allison, Kelli Dunham and Peter Michael Marino
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 1:39 am

    The “Pride-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 Listen →

  • Ep. 31: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Dr. M. Leona Godin
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 1:25 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 Listen →

  • Ep. 30: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Daisy Rosario
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 1:11 am

    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 Listen →

  • Ep. 29: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Mark Pagan
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 12:50 am

    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 Listen →

  • Ep. 28: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Leighann Lord
    by Michele Carlo on July 24, 2018 at 12:37 am

    The "Storyteller meets Standup" Episode," with VERY funny lady/author/speaker/media co-host Leighann Lord, along with a tribute to Maya Angelou. Plus, a kinda-new 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 and #TheAllmanBrothers #storytelling #artistsIknow #livingartists #artistsofcolor #2017 #newyorkstories #newyorkcityartists #whywemakeart #whywematter #leighannlord #radiofreebrooklyn #fishoutofagua #michelecarlo Listen →

  • 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 →