Live Wire with Luke Burbank: Studio Session
with Dan Savage + Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall + Frangela + Meklit
Sat, Dec 1 at 12pm
Dan Savage is not going to sugar-coat things for you. In addition to writing The Stranger’s internationally syndicated sex and relationship advice column, Savage Love, Savage is also an advocate and activist, author of four books, podcast host, and the co-founder of “It Gets Better,” a movement geared toward preventing suicide among LGBT teens and youth. Renowned for his tough love and brutal honesty on brutally tough topics, Savage is here to lend a helping hand - without pulling any punches.
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall believes he has discovered the true Holy Grail: an antidote for the common hangover. In his new book Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure, the Canadian journalist, novelist and noted raconteur explores what happens to us when we binge on booze, and educates the reader on the myriad methods we’ve tried to rectify our liquor lapses. From examining the experiences of noted historical drinkers like Churchill and Noah to sharing his own personal quest for a cocktail cure, Bishop-Stall uses culture, science, and humor to bring us the knowledge we truly thirst for: how to fix that unique morning-after misery.
With their powers combined, real-life best buds Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton transform into a real-life comedy powerhouse duo: Frangela! Friends from their days training at the world famous Second City theater, they now host TV’s newest daytime talk show: Me Time with Frangela. The hilarious team was previously featured on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, on Oprah’s “Best Standups in America” episode, and on VH1’s Best Week Ever. They’ve written and appeared on numerous screens and stages across the country and you can listen to their podcast “The Final Word” with Frangela on iTunes. Lean into the powerful playful pairing of Frangela.
Meklit, an Ethio-American vocalist, mixes the sounds of East Africa and the Bay Area so smoothly Silicon Valley should use her process to make a super blender. Her latest album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too was called “...compelling and wholly her own” by Afropop. A singer-songwriter with a love of collaboration, she’s also a TED Senior Fellow whose talk “The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds” has been viewed over 1.2 million times. Get ready to get down with Meklit.