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Singleling is a audio series that features stories of single people, regular people at a bar, or comedians and storytellers, in their path towards finding love.
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Dec 26, 2017

Its crazy that 2017 is over! This year has been great for Singleling, we went on tour around the East Coast and had sold out shows with some of the best storytellers and comedians of the country. It was a blast! And this episode compiles some of the stories told at these shows: StoryFest, Live Show in Philadelphia and Speak Up Rise Up Festival.

Stories by:

Tarik Daniels

Adam Selbst

Mark Pagan

Anita Flores

Your host is Vanessa Valerio and the music is by Twintapes.

 

p.s. We hope that this New Year comes with lots of new love stories and happiness. Happy 2018!!

Nov 14, 2017

This episode is an excerpt of our live episode in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY for the CinderBlock Comedy Festival this past September.

Disclaimer: This show was recorded at a bar, you may listen to some music in the background, so the awesome (or not) pop music is not intentional.

You will listen stories by:

Gianmarco Soresi is a stand up comedian that has won The Moth StorySlam, performed at Caroline’s NY and performs around the east coast.

Whitney Chitwood is a stand-up comedian living in Chicago that has been featured by MoveOn.Org, OUT Chicago and has opened for the likes of the great Eddie Pepitone, Shane Mauss, and Andy Woodhull in addition to performing at Riot LA, FoCoMX, The Hollywood Improv, and the Chicago Laugh Factory.

Gastor Almonte is an award winning storyteller, standup comedian, show producer and host. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening.  As the host Stoops25tages, a weekly interview series, Gastor interviews various Hiphop artist and comedians.

On this show we had the pleasure of having one of the best dating coaches of the country:

Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge, the preeminent online dating coach in the US, and "the new voice of online dating." A Little Nudge has been profiled on NPR, the Washington Post, WUSA9, and AskMen.com. Erika is also JDate's leading expert, has been a featured columnist on Philly.com, and her weekly column syndicated through the Chicago Tribune. Her book, Love at First Site, has also received high acclaim.

 

Your host, Vanessa Valerio is a Moth storySlam winner, native from the Dominican Republic living in Brooklyn. She performs stories about her time living in Europe, her childhood in the Caribbean, and her crazy life as a 30-something single woman in NYC. 

Oct 30, 2017

Sometimes our imagination takes over our mind and creates the story of a person the way we want it. Today on Singleling we talk about imagination versus reality. Stories of when our imagination owns our judgement, which in love happens very often!

Stories by:

Stan Sinberg, an award winning humor writer, satiric radio comedy revue and a regular contributor to blogs and humor publications including MAD and the Weekly World News.

Sandi Marx is a retired talent agent who is now a motivational speaker and spends most of her nights storytelling. She is a 7 times Moth StorySlam winner and her one woman show, You’ll Be Sorry debuted in the Dead Parents Club Festival in 2016.

Greg DeLucia is a writer and storyteller in New York. He is the host and producer of Family Dinner, a storytelling show where people eat Greg’s family famous meatballs while listening to funny stories.

Alia Janine is a comedian and retired adult entertainer living in New York. She is the host and producer of the podcast The Whromones Podcast.

Your host, Vanessa Valerio, is a storyteller in New York. Her solo show Where in The World is Vanessa Valerio is part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival this fall (nov. 4).

Music by Twintapes.com

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Sep 9, 2017

 

This episode of Singleling showcases stories about young loves. The first love that drove us crazy in many different ways.

On this episode:

Courtney Weber is a Wiccan Priestess, writer, Tarot Adviser, and metaphysical teacher living in McMinnville, OR. She is the author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddesand the forthcoming Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself. She is also the producer and designer of Tarot of the Boroughs, a contemporary photographic Tarot deck set in New York City.

Becca Beberaggi is a NYC based writer, comedian and performer. She has written for Elite Daily, XOJan, Paste Magazine and others, her sketch can be seen on Funny or Die. She has appeared at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival.

Boo Trundle is a novelist and short story writer, a blogger, and a recording artist. Also a seeker of solace through high art, low art, and Eastern philosophy. Gullible, random, exposed, and weighty, as needed. 

Vanessa Golembewski is a TV writer and producer. She hosts a monthly comedy storytelling show called "Before The Internet." You can see her work in The Onion, Above Average, and a bunch of lady magazines. 

Bobby Hankinson is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and creative.  You can see him hosting the  LGBTQ comedy and storytelling show Kweendom, a TimeOut NY and New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Your host, Vanessa Valerio is a Moth storySlam winner, native from the Dominican Republic living in Brooklyn. She performs stories about her time living in Europe, her childhood in the Caribbean, and her crazy life as a 30-something single woman in NYC.

Music by Twintapes.com

Jun 29, 2017

To end the month of June we wanted to celebrate love with our beloved LGTBQ community, showcasing some coming out stories by good friends of Singleling. On this episode:

Danny Artese In addition to co-hosting A Very Special Episode, Danny Artese has won a Moth StorySlam and performed at Nights of Our Lives and Talk Therapy Stories. He is currently re-reading the entire Sweet Valley High series and chronicling it on sweetvalleyhighagain.tumblr.com

Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth SLAM champion) debuted his solo show, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother at the 2017 FRIGID Festival off-off-Broadway in New York City. Ripped from the pages of his critically acclaimed memoir that Interview magazine called “as funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher,” and Paul Rudnick praised as “witty, blisteringly honest, and wickedly intoxicating,” it sparkled under the direction of Obie Award-winning David Drake. It won the "Audience Choice Award," was featured on "Page Six" of the New York Post, was a Theater is Easy "Best Bet," and received rave reviews from NY Theater Guide, Theater is Easy, and Hi! Drama.

Tami Gatta is a therapist in New York City. She uses art, drama and storytelling to treat patients whom have suffer from severe trauma.

 

Music borrowed from Robyn.

Hosted and produced by Vanessa Valerio.

May 25, 2017

Today we hear stories of first kisses because for me a first kiss can be the reflection of the chemistry that the two people have with each other… A kiss is powerful and the first kiss is very important and the first turning point of a potential relationship.

Stories by:

Natalie Wall is the creator/producer of “Awkward Sex… and the City”, which showcases comedians with hilarious awkward sexual tales. She writes for Redbook Magazine and Brokelyn.com specifically for Sex and Relationships. In 2015 she co-founded “Bad Assery: The Woman and Comedy Conference”. She performs stand-up all around New York City and hosts her brand new show “Sex! With your Mom”, the adult sex-ed game show.

Jean LeBec  is a storyteller in New York City, she is a Moth StorySlam champion and performs in shows like Risk, where she will be this June 28th at The Bell House.

Caitlin Brodnick is a performer on Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Maude Night. She performs sketch, standup, and storytelling regularly in New York City and Los Angeles. She is a writer for Glamour.com, and a blogger for Huffington Post. Her stories have been featured on the MOTH podcast, and quoted by the AV Club

Music by Twintapes (www.twintapes.com)

Your Host Vanessa Valerio is a native from Dominican Republic and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She was trained at the People’s Improv Theater in NYC and has performed all over the East coast. She is a Moth StorySlam Champ and the creator of Singleling. She also co-produces and co-hosts Party of Two, a monthly live comedy show in New York.

www.wearesingleling.com

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Apr 24, 2017

This year Singleling is on tour recording live stories in some of the best venues in the country. This past April 1st we had the first one at the Black Cat in Washington DC. With performances by:

CHELSEA SHORTE is a stand-up/writer/actor/storyteller living in DC.

KEITH MELLNICK is a freelance photographer who splits his time between expat and DC living. In between his trips he performs at SpeakeasyDC, Perfect Liars Club and The Moth. His solo show “I’m not Crazy” tells the story about his Peace Corps experience in Kazakhstan.

Dating Expert ERIKA ETTIN will give us a few tips on how to navigate the world of online dating in these crazy modern dating era. She is the founder of A Little Nudge, one of the country’s preeminent online dating coach. She has been profiled on NPR, The Washington Posts, WUSA9 and AskMen.com.

JEFF SIMMERMON is a several times Moth StorySlam and GrandSlam winner, a comedian, teacher and storyteller that has appear on This American Life and The Moth’s Podcast. He is the host and producer of “And I am Not Lying”, a variety show in New York City.

VIJAI NATHAN is a comedian that has been featured at the Montreal International Comedy Festival, has performed at the Smithsonian Museum, Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Library of Congress and won the Artistic Excellence award from SpeakeasyDC. Her solo shows “Woman on Top: Tips from Mom, Dad and Cosmo” and “Good Girls Don’t, But Indian Girls Do” have gained attention from critics all over.

 

The Hosts:

CARA FORAN is a Moth StorySlam and Grandslam winner, writer, storyteller and improviser in Washington, DC. She is the producer and cohost of The Perfect Liars Club, one of DC’s most popular storytelling shows, as well as a regular host of The Moth in DC. Her solo show about the perils of dating, “District of Cara”, debuted at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival in DC.

VANESSA VALERIO is a Moth StorySlam winner that performs stories about her time living in Europe, her childhood in the Caribbean, and her crazy life as a 30-something single woman in NYC. She is the host and producer of ‘Singleling’, she also co-hosts Party of Two, a live monthly comedy show. She is also a dating columnist for Camara Flash and the Singles Warehouse.

Mar 21, 2017

Online dating should not be seen as the only way that we find a potential love match, but it certainly is a very good tool that helps do that. On this month’s episode we hear online dating stories, some horrifying and some that fill our hearts with hope.

Guest star:

Pavel Rivera is a musician in Brooklyn, NY, creator of the electropop band Twintapes. He is also a music engineer and producer.

Stories by:

Anita Flores has written for Flama, Above Average, Nerve, Paste magazine, Portable TV, and Laughspin. She’s performed at The Moth, Tom Shillue’s Funny Story, and is currently on tour with Awkward Sex and the City. She has a web series called Questionable Drawings where she asks comedians weird questions and animates their responses, and she is the co-producer and host of Party of Two, a comedy show of dating stories. Follow her on Twitter at @anitajewtina

 

Chris is a digital marketing expert and technology entrepreneur. His experience spans a wide range of industries dealing with social media, brand strategy and community building, working closely with clients to create unique customer experiences. Chris takes his professional background and applies it to an entertaining look at today's world of dating in his podcast So, We Met Online

Avra Friedman and Daliya Karnofsky are the producers of All My Single Friends, a once monthly comedy show and live dating experience.

Avra is an actor, comedian, writer, and recent LA transplant by way of NYC. As a comic she has opened for Gilbert Gottfried and was the winner of a new talent contest at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC. Avra’s writing, acting, and stand-up have been featured on BuzzFeed, The New Yorker, Super Deluxe, Funny or Die, Elizabeth Banks' WhoHaha, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and more.

Daliya performs live and on the web in her original YouTube baking and love advice series “And She Bakes”, seen winning awards at festivals around the country.  Daliya has also toured the world as a monologuist and relationship guru, and performed off-Broadway and abroad with NYC companies Naked in a Fishbowl, New York Theatre Workshop, Witness Relocation, Red Bull Theater, Les Freres Corbusier, and la mama e.t.c., and as a member of the T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange with the Old Vic in London.  Recent: Celia in the short film Hilde and Celia, directed by Dan Schimpf of Red Hour Films.

 

Richard Cardillo is a 25 year resident of the Lower East Side and been an educator for over three decades on two continents and in two languages. He's instructed on all levels from preschool to graduate programs, considering himself still more of a learner than a teacher....but always a storyteller! Rich is a four-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has also participated in three Moth GrandSLAMS . He’s also performed at Surprise! Stories Storytelling Game Show, Friday Night Stories, Mostly True Things, Story Collider, and Big Irv’s Brand New Storytelling Show. Rich is a passionate bread baker and, yes, has gone to that quirky (scary?) place of naming his 16-year-old sourdough starter. He tries to bake up a new story with every loaf that emerges from his tiny apartment oven.

Matt and Jen Smith are two Midwestern who fell in love thanks to eHarmony . com

Music by Twintapes @ http://twintapes.com

 

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Feb 23, 2017

We should celebrate love all year long, but for some reason we celebrate it a bit more intense during February. On this episode Vanessa talks to Kathrin Werner, a German journalist that just wrote a book of love stories, 20 stories from people all over the world.

We hear stories from:

Laura Maltz is an educator and storyteller in NYC.

Vernon Payne is a comedian from Brooklyn, NY. He got his start in Albany, NY in 2008 and since then has gone on to travel the northeast making people laugh with his particular brand of comedy. Vernon has opened for comics that have been on Comedy Central to Fox. Vernon’s diverse stand up goes from talking about growing up, sex, and race. He is a contributing writer to the comic book “Spaz Comics”.

Steven Berkowitz is a MothSLAM winner who teaches storytelling, both for the Moth’s Community Education program and in his corporate life. He has told stories at And I Am Not Lying, Real Characters, The Liar Show, and more, and he has appeared on Scientific American’s Science Talk podcast.

 

Original Theme Song by Sir Siljian

 

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