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It's All True!

Chicago Public Media

This conversational storytelling podcas features interviews with a wide range of guests who are prompted to reveal a headline for a funny personal true story. Hosted by comedian Tim Barnes, "It's All True!" is quick, sonically rich and always fun.

This conversational storytelling podcas features interviews with a wide range of guests who are prompted to reveal a headline for a funny personal true story. Hosted by comedian Tim Barnes, "It's All True!" is quick, sonically rich and always fun.

Location:

United States

Description:

This conversational storytelling podcas features interviews with a wide range of guests who are prompted to reveal a headline for a funny personal true story. Hosted by comedian Tim Barnes, "It's All True!" is quick, sonically rich and always fun.

Language:

English


Episodes

Big Announcement: I Made A Cartoon!

6/10/2022
Tim here, popping in to announce that I created a cartoon for Comedy Central called "Maurice On Mars". Would love it if you could check it out and spread the word.

Duration:00:06:26

IAT Ep#81: Rapper, Rhymefest (LIVE!! at the Chicago Podcast Festival)

1/5/2017
Recorded November of 2016 at the Chicago Podcast Festival: Che "Rhymefest" Smith joins It's All True! host, Tim Barnes, to talk politics, comic books, and Kanye.

Duration:00:22:24

IAT Ep#80: Comedian Ron Funches [Explicit]

11/10/2016
Recorded in 2015, Comedian Ron Funches joins It’s All True! To talk about finding humor through tragedy, the inspiration behind his debut stand-up album, and what single life can really be like.

Duration:00:23:55

IAT Ep#79: Comedian Shalewa Sharpe (LIVE!) [Explicit]

10/20/2016
Comedian Shalewa Sharpe joins Tim Barnes at a live recording in Brooklyn’s Union Hall to talk New York vs. Atlanta, the origin of her album Stay Eating Cookies and to tell a story about solid advice from a mysterious grocery store employee.

Duration:00:17:53

IAT Ep#78: Comedian/Writer Robin Thede (LIVE!) [Explicit]

10/13/2016
Comedic actress and writer, Robin Thede, made history when she joined Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as head writer. She joined It’s All True! host Tim Barnes at a live show in Brooklyn’s Union Hall to talk about her late night TV experiences, what the White House Correspondents dinner was really like, growing up in a trailer park and much, much more.

Duration:00:15:25

IAT - BONUS INTERVIEW: Artist/Writer Stanley Donwood

10/6/2016
In this special bonus interview edition of the podcast, Tim Barnes talks to artist and writer Stanley Donwood about the re-release of his comedic noir crime thriller "Catacombs of Terror." Catacombs of Terror! is a noir crime thriller set in Bath, England, in which private investigator Martin Valpolicella receives a tip that he will soon be framed for a future murder— that of his former lover – one that is set to take place in the catacombs buried beneath the city. Can he save the girl, and...

Duration:00:19:51

IAT Ep#77: Radio Producer Sean Rameswaram (LIVE!) [Explicit]

10/6/2016
The It’s All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. Tim Barnes chats with Sean Rameswaram (WNYC, More Perfect podcast, Sideshow podcast) about radio, his love of Lakshmi Singh, and what happens when all of your dreams come true. Sean also shares a hilarious story about a strange tattoo that remains on his skin to this day.

Duration:00:17:39

IAT Ep#76: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. (LIVE!) [Explicit]

9/29/2016
The It’s All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. This episode marks the debut of It’s All True in New York City. Host, Tim Barnes, sat down with comedian Roy Wood Jr at Union Hall to talk about his upcoming hour special and the art of prank calling for radio.

Duration:00:25:11

IAT Ep#75: Comedian Felonious Munk (LIVE!) [Explicit]

9/16/2016
Recorded in October of 2015, this episode features Tim Barnes in conversation with comedian, activist, and social commentator Felonious Munk (The Nightly Show). They talk twitter, comedy, and more. Plus! A bonus white twitter update from comedian Erik Niewiarowski and a surprise return from past IAT guest, Suey Park.

Duration:00:18:08

IAT Ep#74: Rapper ShowYouSuck (LIVE!) [Explicit]

9/8/2016
Recorded in October of 2015, this episode features Tim Barnes in conversation with Chicago rapper, ShowYouSuck. They talk music, life, and pot brownies. Plus! A bonus live lie detector test conducted by comedian Erik Niewiarowski.

Duration:00:23:41

IAT EP#73: The Puterbaugh Sisters (LIVE!) [Explicit]

8/25/2016
Recorded in October of 2015, this episode features Tim Barnes in conversation with the Puterbaugh Sisters. The Puterbaugh’s are a sister comedy duo, and here they talk about their conversational style of stand-up, why the show they created with Beth Stelling called Entertaining Julia was so successful and tell a few Halloween hook-up horror stories

Duration:00:18:12

IAT Ep#72: Musician/Writer Tim Kinsella (LIVE!) [Explicit]

8/18/2016
(2015)The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. Host, Tim Barnes, chats with musician and author Tim Kinsella about his musical and writing career. Kinsella shares an incredible true story that involves nudity and a blonde wig.

Duration:00:18:32

(LIVE!) IAT Ep#71: (Part 2: CHICAGO FAREWELL) with Arish Singh & Natalie Grace Alford

8/11/2016
"It's All True!" host Tim Barnes had a farewell show for for Chicago before moving to New York. This is part two of that show. Enjoy conversations and stories from comedian Arish Singh and singer/songwriter Natalie Grace Alford

Duration:00:47:32

(LIVE!) IAT Ep#70: (Part 1: CHICAGO FAREWELL) with Lily Be, Ric Wilson & Chris Trani

8/4/2016
"It's All True!" host Tim Barnes had a farewell show for for Chicago before moving to New York. This is part one of that show. Enjoy conversations and stories from Lily Be, Ric Wilson, and Chris Trani.

Duration:00:55:26

IAT Ep#69: Comedian Chris Redd (LIVE!) [Explicit]

7/28/2016
(2015)The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. Host, Tim Barnes, chats with comedian Chris Redd about finding his voice in Chicago and getting used to casually meeting celebrities in Hollywood. It's all capped by Redd's headlining story of running away from home.

Duration:00:12:14

IAT Ep#68: Comedian Rebecca V. O'Neal (LIVE!) [Explicit]

6/17/2016
It's All True host Tim Barnes chats with comedian Rebecca V. O'Neal to discuss the art of self deprecating jokes and the Chicago comedy scene. Rebecca closes the episode with a show-stopping story about a complicated love connection.

Duration:00:15:50

IAT: Valentine's Day Spectacular Vol.1 [Explicit]

2/12/2016
Stories of romance, dating, friendship, breakups and more from guests including: Hari Kondabolu, Samantha Irby, Daniel Kibblesmith, Will Miles, Liza Treyger, Jonathan Katz, Sara Schaefer, Clark Jones, Gabe Liebowitz, and Britt Julious.

Duration:01:10:35

IAT Ep#67: Comedian Sara Schaefer (LIVE!) [Explicit]

1/12/2016
The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. In this episode, Sara Schaefer discusses the highs and lows of late night, the non-traditional path to her comedy career and tells the story of a grade school best friend break-up. [Special Thanks: The Comedy Exposition, Ray Teresi (Sound Engineer), Matthew Kirk.]

Duration:00:20:31

IAT Ep#66: Comedian Mo Alexander (LIVE!) [Explicit]

12/14/2015
The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. In this episode, Mo Alexander talks about his 78 day experience in the hospital, why he’s listed as a writer for Scary Movie, and tells a story that’s too true to be false. [Special Thanks: The Comedy Exposition, Ray Teresi (Sound Engineer), Matthew Kirk.]

Duration:00:19:45

IAT Ep#65: Comedian Brian Posehn (LIVE!) [Explicit]

12/1/2015
The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. In this live episode recorded at the Witching Hour Festival in Iowa City, Brian Posehn describes the art of a good dick joke and why he began pursuing comedy at a young age. We discuss his first starring role in the film "Uncle Nick," as well as his career in stand-up, television, comic books and more.

Duration:00:43:26