#50: '50th Episode EXTRAVAGANZA'

From the brunch before the recording of our first Open Ended episode, by Cher Vincent.

From the brunch before the recording of our first Open Ended episode, by Cher Vincent.

It's Open Ended 50th Episode EXTRAVAGANZA! Cher and James take a trip down memory lane, answering listener emails, and revealing some hopes for the future. In Open Call, she talks about her latest TV obsession, and James discusses his love for two Chicago ladies making news!

We were sponsored this week by:

Inventables: The hardware store for designers. Learn more about Carvey their new 3D Carving machine at inventables.com.

References made during our conversation:

Open Ended's first studio, simpler times

Cher's Favorite Episodes without a guest: 31: ‘Multiple People Read This’ and 40: 'Beyonce Sportsball'

James' Favorite Episode without a guest: 26: 'Where is that Light Coming From'

James' Favorite Episode with a guest: 25: 'Sorry White Listeners' with Rashid Zakat

Cher's Favorite Episode with a guest: 23: 'The Same Mess Everywhere' with Lindsay Eyth

Open Ended's First Episode was something special...

The YouTube video that Cher watched to create her 'portable soundbooth'

You know we couldn't forget about Open Call:

Cher: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back!

James: Jana Kinsman of Bike-a-Bee in DNA Chicago and Amy Nicole Schwartz of Cards Against Humanity in Fast Company Magazine

Thanks for listening to episode 50. It couldn't have been done without the help of the following folks:

We also have announcements like:

Help us reach our new fundraising goal for 2015-2016! 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.

"Open Up" segment will be a regular feature on our non-guests! Head over to ask.fm/openended to receive our excellent advice! You can also use the #AskOpenEnded on Twitter! Rate us on iTunes!

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Script written by Cher and James.

Music by U+1F60C.

Check out our other shows, Gossip Girls and Refresh

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Until next time, keep things Open Ended.