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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: 29 “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo” feat.—Robin Bady
    by Michele Carlo on January 9, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    The “Go Robin, Go!” episode, where storyteller/musician/director/producer Robin Bady tawks about being from the “real” Jersey Shore, what it was like to forge her own path during the social changes and upheaval in the 1960s/70s—and why she will never, EVAH mess with a secretary. Featuring tunes from #SteveMillerBand, #TheGratefulDead, #SteveGoodman and #SarahVaughan, and shoutouts to H.r. Britton from #MassMouth, Sherry Weaver of #Speakeasy, Lynne and Lawrence of #PortlandStoryTheater, #SeanOBrien, #AsherNovek, #Nonni and #CowcatWillie (in photo). #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 28: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Rhonda Hansome
    by Michele Carlo on January 3, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    It’s the “Rhonda Learns Me Something” episode, where standup, writer, director, storyteller—and puppeteer Rhonda Hansome tawks about out blowing off her original college major to work with #JimHenson, what it was like to open for #AnitaBaker...and when social media...is anything but. Featuring tunes from #Outkast and #Prince, and shoutouts to Emmy Gaye, Nancy Lombardo, Nancy Giles, Dixon Place, Frank Conniff and John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Insight. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 27: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Anoush Froundjian
    by Michele Carlo on January 3, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    The “Anoush Talks About Stuff” episode, where improv-er, storyteller and illustrator Anoush Froundjian tawks about going with the flow, learning how to feel sad the “normal” way...and winning a Moth Story Slam on her very first try. With tunes from #Madonna, #Madonna, #TheAngels and... #Madonna, and shoutouts to #PenelopePitstop, #GildaRadner, Adam Wade, Margot Leitman, Siobhan V O’Loughlin, Rob Paravonian and the Bowery Poetry Club. #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 26: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Sandi Marx
    by Michele Carlo on December 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    The “She’s Got it Going ON” episode, where storytelling superhuman Sandi Marx tawks about horrible jobs, wonderful people—and how sometimes life—and careers are made by half an inch. Featuring tunes from #CyndiLauper, #DavidBowieandQueen, #EarthWindandFire and #JenniferHudson, and shoutouts to #David Crabb, #Julie Threlkeld, #Sara Barron, #Stories from the Stage with #Massmouth Inc. and a whole bunch more! #artistsIknow #womenartists #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 25: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Gastor Almonte
    by Michele Carlo on December 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    A special encore holiday broadcast from Season 1 of “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. standup storyteller Gastor Almonte—along with a couple of stories from the book. I call this the “What was meant for our harm turned out to be okay” episode. Featuring tunes from #XTC, #TheClash, #TimmyThomas, #TheSmiths and #ArethaFranklin, and shout-outs to people I don't remember because I put this together way past my sleepy time and forgot to write them down. So listen in 'cause of one them might be YOU 🙂 #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep 24: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Allison Astor Vargas & Dennis Vargas
    by Michele Carlo on November 29, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    The “Passion in Park Slope” episode, where actors/producers/directors/ activists in Latino theater: Allison Astor-Vargas and Dennis Vargas tawk about how they built their lives as working artists, seeing gentrification change their neighborhood again...and again, and the importance of nurturing the next generation. With tunes from #DigablePlanets, #LovinSpoonful, #GloriaEstefan and #Chicago, and shoutouts to Franco Ambriz, Jenny L. Saldaña, Janis Astor del Valle, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, and the Nuyorican Poets Café. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #NYCartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 23: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Becca Beberaggi
    by Michele Carlo on November 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    The “New Favorites” episode, where quadruple “S” (standup, storyteller, solo performer and stroke survivor) Becca Beberaggi tawks about TV shows before her time, learning to laugh to keep from crying...and the importance of changing the default. With tunes from #TheB52s, #TaylorDane and #JoeCocker, and shoutouts to Vernon Payne, The Peoples Improv Theater, SOLOCOM, The Tank...and a certain head shop in the West Village 😉 #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 22: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Marie Mundaca
    by Michele Carlo on November 10, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    The “And We Lived” episode, where writer, critic, zinester and Art Star "Mungo" Marie Mundaca tawks about all the clubs you couldn’t get into, all the punk shows you didn’t see—and being among the last generation of teenagers to experience complete freedom. If you're a parent, you may not let your kids out of your sight till they’re 21 after hearing this 😉 Featuring tunes from #XRaySpex, #GrizzlyBear, #Mitski and #Wire, and shout-outs to Surf Reality, Collective:Unconscious, Peter Bernard, GGAllin and Revjen Miller. #artistsIknow #Latinaartists #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • Ep. 21: “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo”—feat. Alysia Quinones
    by Michele Carlo on November 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    It's the "Boriquas: the Next Generation" episode, where up-and-coming Brooklyn band Lovehoney's frontwoman, rockstar—and mom Alysia Quinones tawks about their new EP release, the truth about Puerto Ricans and knives—and becoming more than some thought she could ever be. With tunes from #JanisJoplin, #TheDeadWeather, #Lovehoney and #BillieHoliday, and shoutouts to SiteB, performance collective Rubulad, her bandmates Tommy, Tomas and Matt—and “Hear and Now with Rachel C” on #radiofreebrooklyn. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • Ep. 15: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • Season 2, Ep. 10: Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo—feat. Marlene Villafane
    by Michele Carlo on August 9, 2017 at 6:51 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 Listen →

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