Podcast Appearances

Classroom Crush

This week Rebecca is joined by her very dear friend, hilarious comedy gal Jaclyn Barker! They’re talking about some DRAMATIC, tbh narratively THRILLING long distance high school crushes. Rebecca is telling Jaclyn about the incredible story of NIC, the stranger on the bus. Very Hitchcock, right?? Jaclyn is talking about her IRISH BOY crush, who floated in and out of her life for approx 13 years. This ep has got it all: a Jess Mariano type, bonkers next level internet stalking, a first kiss by a waterfall, (Jaclyn still has the underwear she wore that day), the lawless days of early Facebook, when you feel it’s VITAL to know someone, Post-Potter Depression, thinking you’re Lady Gaga, hilarious time capsule messages, an unforgivable betrayal, a reunion on the other side of the world, and what the hell does JFK being allergic to horses have to do with any of this?? Find out!!

I’ll Be There For You

Pour the coffee and turn up the Carole King, it’s time for our Gilmore Girls episode! Chicago comedian and storyteller Jaclyn Barker recounts returning to the comfort of Stars Hollow after the 2016 election, and how the revival impacted her. Topics include: Dames, Amy Sherman-Palladino, the comfort of Stars Hollow, mother-daughter dynamics, post-election fallout, why Emily Gilmore deserves the world, Paris Geller’s righteous anger, fanservice vs. wish fulfillment, the Gilmore Guys podcast, link-sharing as love language and more

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What Else Is Going On?

In this episode I had the pleasure of talking to Jax Barker @thejaxbarker Jax Is a storyteller, standup comedian and the podcast host of Pop of Passion @popofpassion and we had such a great conversation. We talked about where the podcast name came from and how people use the word passion and how she went from storyteller to stand up comedian. Then we talked about our girls…  these housewives. We get into a little RHOSLC, RHOP and RHOA.
I had so much fun talking to Jax and I’ve already told her she must come back!

You Know They Say

Our friend Jax came over this week to discuss… a lyric?! Technically yes. Did you know “Que Sera Sera” is just gibberish nonsense written for an Alfred Hitchcock film? We talk verbal placeholders, the Loch Ness Monster, and listening to friends.

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Jaclyn/Jax (just NEVER Jackie) is a storyteller, improviser & Gemini. A graduate of New York University, she created her own concentration at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study “Fashioning An Identity And The Culture Of Clothing”. She has performed in countless theaters around Chicago and was a part of Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Beast Women & LadyLaughs Comedy Festival. She would’ve killed it at Femproviser Fest in San Francisco but alas, COVID. Her main passion is empowering others to be their best selves while still working on becoming her best self. Follow her on Instagram & Twitter for updates on shows at Jaaaaax (J, 5A’s & an X)!

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