#28: 'Not a Community of One,' with guest Molly Marshall

This week, Cher and James welcome special guest Molly Marshall while discussing community outreach in Awesome Foundation, creating communities online and IRL, and the recent success of Podcast Club, including the announcement of their live event. During Open Call, Cher talks about a New York restaurant, James shares his love for a recent Reply All episode, and Molly talks about the Garfield Park Conservatory. We also have a new segment, Open Mic, where we square off with our guest in mini debates!

We are sponsored this week by:

Emporium Arcade Bar: Emporium hosts awesome games, beer, food, and live music events daily in Wicker Park and Logan Square. Visit emporiumchicago.com for info.

We also have announcements like:

We are kicking off a new fundraising goal for 2015! We have our eyes on a portable recorder so we can start doing more on-site interviews, continue to pay our guests, and make this podcast sustainable. Give us a hand with a one-time donation at openended.fm/donate, and becoming a member starting at $1 a month, at patreon.com/openended.

Make sure to rate us on iTunes so we can get a chance at being featured, and tell your friends and family about this podcast!

References made during our conversation with Molly Marshall:

Molly Marshall's website

Friends and Fun

Awesome Foundation Chicago

The main Podcast Club website. Don't forget to hop on their mailing list too!

Liminal Space

Lastly, make sure keep up with Molly's and her delightful family on Instagram.

Our brand new segment, Open Mic:

Cher vs. Molly: Serial vs. Criminal

James vs. Molly: What does Ira Glass eat for breakfast?

Cher + James vs. Molly: Starlee Kine's Mystery Show, is it any good?

And our old favorite, Open Call:

Cher: Alice's Arbor

James: Reply All, "Shine On You Crazy Goldman"

Molly: Garfield Park Conservatory

Thanks for listening to episode 28. It couldn't have been made without the help of the following folks:

The Chicago Podcast Cooperative. If you like this show, you might enjoy Match 3 where they explore the cultural context of video games with Kotaku reporter Patrick Klepek, freelance writer Gita Jackson, and middle school teacher Sam Phillips.

The Cards Against Humanity Offices for letting us record in their space.

U+1F60C for providing the show's music.

Until next time, keep things Open Ended.