We have special guest Bethany Remely on the show today to discuss her niche area of expertise when it comes to our show, toxic men! Before it was the evil cult NXIVM, this week it's The Tinder Swindler, the recent documentary in a spate of many shows and movies Netflix has put out about fraudsters, liars, and general bad guys. We discuss how Star Wars is the Tinder Swindler, how the Tinder Swindler is Josiah, and play a good old fashioned game of Real or Fake at the end. You can follow Bethany’s ComedySportz escapades at twitch.tv/csznchicago. You can contact the show at email@example.com and @HowStarWarsIsIt on all platforms. You can also follow Mike @MikeGospel on Twitter and @WordGospel09 on Youtube and Instagram and Josiah @JosiahDotBiz on social media and at his website josiahrobinson.biz. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts! And if you REALLY like the show, once again, head over to our Patreon at patreon.com/howstarwarsisit for bonus episodes, Star Wars movie commentaries, and more!
Ep 124: NXIVM, the cult with Bethany Remely (content warning in description)
How Star Wars Is It?
*Content Warning* This episode is about NXIVM, the cult, and we discuss some of the awful acts that happened because of it. We don’t get into too much detail, but we do mention sex and sexual coercion, brainwashing, and violence both physical and mental towards mostly women. So if you’re iffy about cults in general, maybe skip this one!*We have a Patreon! Go to patreon.com/howstarwarsisit and subscribe at whatever tier you want!We have special guest Bethany Remely on the show today to talk about the cult made famous by the documentaries The Vow and Seduced: NXIVM. Do we pull off the incredibly tricky task of making an ostensibly comedy podcast episode about a very dark and evil cult? You’ll have to listen to find out! (We do, I’m pretty sure we do). Mike also brings a game that tests Bethany’s and Josiah’s knowledge of fictional cults and their leaders.You can follow Bethany’s ComedySportz escapades at twitch.tv/csznchicago. You can contact the show at firstname.lastname@example.org and @HowStarWarsIsIt on all platforms. You can also follow Mike @MikeGospel on Twitter and @WordGospel09 on Youtube and Instagram and Josiah @JosiahDotBiz on social media. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts! And if you REALLY like the show, once again, head over to our Patreon at patreon.com/howstarwarsisit for bonus episodes, Star Wars movie commentaries, and more!
Wolves are like that guy who wears a polo shirt with the collar popped. Chicago comedian Bethany Remely talks about how she'd do in a zombie apocalypse, health insurance, and a bounty of other WOLF FACTS this week. We get very deep and even discuss the heated topic of chonky animals.
Notorious name dropper Bethany Remely stops by to kick it old school with Minute Maid Fruit Punch. She uses this show to start two spinoff podcasts and relives her days on the Redneck Riviera. She rails against dirty water, gets sugar high, and has City Chicken? Rob fights a bully and helps Lake Michigan. Josh has an accident and fights for his country. Facebook us! Hopefully brought to you by The Pasta Bowl. Take My Beth Away Rocks Glass 3 oz Minute Maid Fruit Punch 1.5 Coconut Rum 1 oz Pineapple Juice 2 oz Limon Lime Soda Floater of Black Rum
ROB GRABOWSKI (@RobGrabo) and BETHANY REMELY (@thebremely) get real--and real funny--when we talk about unemployment, life anxiety, relationship red flags, and too many tattoos. Oh, and celebrity doppelgängers. SHOW NOTES 0:00 Intro 1:40 Rob lost his job in February. He recently temped for the National Restaurant Association where became “Andrew from Toronto” 5:30 A bunch teens said Rob looks like Kevin from the Office. Bethany looks like Carol Hannah from Project Runway. 8:15 Bethany has a lot of anxiety about her life and ran to the podcast taping. “My uterus is slowly crumbling. Every month is a potential baby I’m fluting away.” 10:50 Sammy relentlessly grills Bethany about her the sources of her anxiety. Along the way we discuss comparing our lives to our non-comedy friends, scheduling social time, taking a break, and ‘acquaintances’ vs ‘friends’ 26:40 Bethany has trouble watching movies, no matter how short they are so she’s reading books instead. 31:35 She’s been thinking about what she can do of social value with comedy. “Looking back it was probably cocaine.” 34:00 Rob and Bethany share the relationship red flags they ignored in their 20s. 39:15 Please listen to our friends at the Rabbit Hole and Remake podcasts 40:40 Surprisingly, a British man with 29 Miley Cyrus tattoos says they’re negatively affecting his life. Bethany chickened out of getting a tattoo but once had a pierced nipple. 46:40 A Texas town installed a statue of girls taking a selfie 49:00 Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are cracking down on reported content...and sometimes crackdowns adversely affect comedians and burlesque performers. “That kid needs to learn some Stranger Danger.” 52:55 A Grandfather took the wrong kid home from school. 54:55 Outro Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music!
Bethany Remely helps Pop Fury celebrate its Sweet Sixteen(th episode). She shares the trials and tribulations of her trip to NYC, her type of guy, relationship hangovers and why she ended up in comedy and not international economics. SHOW NOTES: Sammy blows the intro by calling Bethany 'Beth' in his intro. Bethany talks about confidence in improv, the Slump and time away. Sammy blows it again by saying she went to Georgetown. We talk about Bethany getting into George Washington, her high school education and playing Thorin Oakenshield in a high school play. Bethany is a product of Pittsburgh. She educates Sammy on the Terrible Towel, Myron Cope and the Immaculate Reception. Sammy compares her to a female Rudy who never went to Notre Dame. This spurs us to talk about our favorite sports movies. She shares the epic tale of train, plane and luggage misadventures on her recent trip to NYC to see her beloved Steelers. She visited Ground Zero and got judged in a Jimmy Choo store. The Jets fans were nice and the game was horrible. After more travel trials and tribulations, Bethany almost met her future husband on her return trip home. We talk about what is Bethany's type of guy. Vegans in skinny jeans need not apply. Bethany doesn't understand why Kim Kardashian did what she did and thought Kim's butt looked weird. Bethany sometimes thinks she's only funny onstage and not in real life, which may have contributed to failed date once. We talk about playing the Game, relationships and relationship hangovers that cause expectations in new relationships. Hollywood producer Glen Larson passed away this week. Bethany loves Tom Selleck at any age. She just finished binge watching Scandal and was affected by it. Bethany doesn't finish watching show—she will leave the last episodes of a series for rainy days. She recommends therapy for everyone. There was a study on marijuana's affects on the brain but Sammy didn't read it. Bethany talks about why she ended up in comedy and not international economics. She talks about politics and healthcare and how politics is about winning and not about people. She'd rather make people laugh. We talk about refocusing your goals and calibrating your expectations as you grow older as an improvisor and artist and the adult choices you begin to make. We discuss improv in Pittsburgh, performing/knowing shortform improv and bad shows. Bethany delves more into the Comedysportz experience. We squeeze in one more plug for Southwest Airlines during the outro.