My Podcast – UnCabaret UnStaged

On UnCabaret’s podcast, UnCabaret UnStaged, Beth lapides ask guests: What makes you you? What are your essential stories? Weirdnesses. Defining characteristics. Biological. Geographical. Psychological. What makes you tick? What tickles you? At the end of the half hour conversation Mitch Kaplan sings the guest their own personal theme song. Guests have included Ana Gasteyer, Daniel Radcliff, Lili Taylor, The Sklar Brothers and more.

I Give Good Note

Over and over again I hear my Comedian’s Way students say that I give the best notes. I’m not saying I do, they are! And if they’re right, here’s maybe why.

Happy Healthy Wholly

I’m happy to get back to everything. But that seemed short didn’t it? Time is the greatest teacher that nothing is absolute. One minute is no longer than another – supposedly. Your age, your mistakes, your plan, your story. It expands and contracts. It sometimes reverses itself. Endings become beginnings. Tragedy becomes comedy. Sometimes comedy becomes tragedy. It all changes. … Read More

UnCabaret UpRising

On the occasion of her birthday, we are helping Jill Weiss raise money and awareness for UpRising Yoga – the very wonderful org of which she is the Executive Director.

Logan Heftel singing Beth’s Song (that’s moi!)

Obama’s election caused me to write an email that cause Logan Heftel to write this beautiful song which is called Beth’s Song and almost a year later it still gives me the chills. Logan will be part of an awesome line up at UnCabaret this Sunday.

MAKING TIME

My piece about not haviing children which was published in No Kidding was excerpted in Time!

NPR’S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED UNCABARET STORY

I like to think of the UnCabaret anniversary as the Unniversary! And it seems impossible that we have been going for 25 years. NPR’s All Things Considered did a considerable piece on the show’s roots.

NO KIDDING

Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you biologically birthed them, adopted them, surrogated them, fostered them, step-mothered them, psuedo mothered them – whether they are people, or ideas, or projects, we are all mothers. We are all mothers to our mother the earth. That’s part of the Big Change. But on a more worldly plane…I have an essay called “Not’s Landing” in a new book: “No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Motherhood”. Here it is on Amazon.