Ep. 24: Like That Time I Made a Movie About Camp (w/Micah Barber & Tony Faia)

Austin-based filmmakers Micah Barber and Tony Faia didn’t go to camp together, but they did make a movie about a young boy who escapes from his lonely summer camp in the magical “Into the Who Knows”. In our conversation with them, we hear stories from Micah’s days at band camp (where he played the french … Continue reading Ep. 24: Like That Time I Made a Movie About Camp (w/Micah Barber & Tony Faia)

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Ep. 23: Like That Time I Made a Big Mistake (w/Mike Sacks)

On this week’s episode, we talk to Mike Sacks - author, comedy writer, and host of the podcast, “Doin’ it with Mike” - about his summers at Camp Airy and Camp Seagull in the 80s.  Despite his tough exterior, Mike turns out to be quite the sentimental camp philosopher.  Like most of our guests, camp … Continue reading Ep. 23: Like That Time I Made a Big Mistake (w/Mike Sacks)

Ep. 22: Like the Time I Bought a Camp (w/Joe Mendes)

  Some of us live for camp, dreaming and wishing that we could spend our entire life in the place we truly call “home.”  But would you actually ever *buy* one? Well, this week’s guest Joe Mendes did just that.  When Camp Roosevelt-Firebird came available to buy in 2015, Joe finally realized his decades-old dream … Continue reading Ep. 22: Like the Time I Bought a Camp (w/Joe Mendes)

Ep. 21: Like the Time I Pulled That Other Prank at Camp

This episode is the second part of our interview with Michael and Sarah Marks, two great storytellers who had us cringing in disbelief at some of the stories they shared about both the pranks they pulled and the pranks that were pulled on them. Turns out, Sarah LOVED having her underwear run up the flagpole... … Continue reading Ep. 21: Like the Time I Pulled That Other Prank at Camp

Ep. 20: Like the Time I Pulled That Prank at Camp

If you’ve ever peed on a plastic wrap toilet, found crickets in your sleeping bag, or raided a camp kitchen, you’ll appreciate this week’s April Fool’s episode about pranks and the campers & counselors who pull them. We talk to Camp Sierra Vista lifer, Sarah Marks, and her radio-producer, bird-call expert husband (and literal Boy … Continue reading Ep. 20: Like the Time I Pulled That Prank at Camp

Ep #18: Like The Time We Talked To That Camp Guy We Met On Instagram

If you look up “camp counselor” in the dictionary, you’d probably find a picture of Aaron Greene, Ropes Course Director at Camp Walt Whitman in Piermont, New Hampshire. We didn't, but we did find him via Instagram thanks to his penchant for reposting #campconfession memes. We talk to him about our most impactful counselors, whether … Continue reading Ep #18: Like The Time We Talked To That Camp Guy We Met On Instagram

Episode 17: …Like the Time I Married that Guy From Camp

Have you ever fallen in love at camp? Did you ever wish you were one half of a cool camp couple? On this very special Valentine’s Day episode of Campfires and Color Wars, we talk to two camp couples who lasted past the dog days of summer, tied the knot, and have little campers-to-be of … Continue reading Episode 17: …Like the Time I Married that Guy From Camp

Episode 16:…Like The Time I Was Camp Director at a Girls’ Empowerment Camp

On this episode of Campfires and Color Wars, we chat with Brooklyn-based storyteller Courtney Antonioli about her summer as Director of an all-girls arts & empowerment summer camp. She shares stories about a frozen t-shirt contest gone terribly wrong, her girls' crush on a geriatric campus security guard, and how making "adult choices" sometimes means … Continue reading Episode 16:…Like The Time I Was Camp Director at a Girls’ Empowerment Camp

Episode #15: Summer Camp and Pop Culture with Matt Ralph

There are so many entertainers who got their start performing for their friends at summer camp, so it's no wonder that pop culture is chock full of references to camping. Matt Ralph, author of the excellent Summer Camp Culture blog, knows more about the intertwining of the two than perhaps anyone in the world, and … Continue reading Episode #15: Summer Camp and Pop Culture with Matt Ralph