Host Ben Rice connects with Los Angeles comedians JoAnn Schinderle and Mark Smalls to discuss their histories in the beer industry, their standup comedy, surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, side hustles, coping mechanisms, and how JoAnn nearly killed a guy! Plus! Mark guesses Ben's beer order! Enjoy!
Follow JoAnn Schinderle @jojoschinderle on IG. You can find "Dark Jeans" wherever you get your music and comedy albums. And if you're feeling so bold, inquire about JoJo's No-No's.
Find Mark Smalls @mark_smalls on IG and you can check out soe of his standup on the Pier 69: Junior Varsity comedy mixtape. Or find him on Twitch!
And be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beer
Get your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiative
Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os
Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.
Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757
Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism" by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)
Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)
Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)