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Monster Baby #104 Clanging! (A Conversation with Dion Flynn and Josh Radnor)
February 08, 2023

How does a “silly verbal tennis match” become a profound spiritual practice?  Inspired by the intro “Clanging” game they played on the immediately previous Monster Baby episode #103, Ted and Lisa invi

Monster Baby #103 You Contain Multitudes (Considering Identity)
December 21, 2022

Who are you? Answering that question well may require more angles than we usually think of. After starting with a delightful new game (“Clanging”, introduced by Dion Flynn and Josh Radnor) (2:25), Ted

Monster Baby #102 The Joy of Collective Imagination: A Conversation with Dan Klein
October 31, 2022

It’s so fun to make stuff up together! That’s one of the truths that Ted and Lisa uncover in conversation with their dear friend, Dan Klein, master teacher of improvisation in the drama, Graduate Scho

Monster Baby #101 RE: Relaxation
August 17, 2022

What if we put relaxation first? Inspired by mindfulness practitioner Bill Morgan’s book, “The Meditator’s Dilemma,” Ted and Lisa explore the value of putting relaxation in front of other forms of med

Monster Baby #100 Celebrating the 100th Episode!
May 18, 2022

Time for a celebration and retrospective—Monster Baby reaches 1oo episodes! Welcome to the party, people—Monster Baby has reached a milestone! In honor of this, the 100th episode of Ted and Lisa’s “cu

Monster Baby #99 Freestyle Life Supreme (A Conversation with Larry Dorsey, Jr.)
March 06, 2022

Rhythm and improvised poetry can lift the highs and heal the lows. For Monster Baby Podcast episode #99, Ted and Lisa link up with San Francisco freestyler, improvisor, music-maker, comedian, actor, L

Monster Baby #98 Coming Home
December 22, 2021

What makes a home “home”? Sparked by Lisa’s move into a new apartment, she and Ted consider the many elements that go into feeling at home. The two warm up with a playful new spontaneity game called “

Monster Baby #97 Inner Voices (a conversation with Kat Koppett)
October 30, 2021

Making friends with inner voices can be fun—and healing. For Monster Baby episode #97, Ted and Lisa are joined by fellow Applied Improvisor Kat Koppett to discuss (and play!) her mindfulness-and-impro

Monster Baby #96 Ensemble! A Conversation with Dan O’Connor, Part Two
August 24, 2021

Good ensemble members make great humans. Continuing a conversation from the previous Monster Baby episode, Ted and Lisa chat more with improvisor and author Dan O’Connor, discussing his new book (co-a

Monster Baby #95 Ensemble! A Conversation with Dan O’Connor, Part One
August 23, 2021

A good ensemble can cure the loneliness blues. For Monster Baby episode #95, come join Ted and Lisa for Part 1 of their conversation with improvisor and author Dan O’Connor, celebrating the release of