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CP Time

CP Time

By Paul Thompson & Chris Laitta
Two married artists - an actor and a jazz musician - muse about current affairs, relationship issues, and what it takes to be successfully married to another working artist & teacher
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#34 - WONDER WOMAN 1984
SPOILER ALERT: WW84 We sit down as soon as the movie is over to talk about our reactions. Chris is a bit emotional in this one so excuse the nose blowing. LOL. Wonder Woman forever!!
34:56
December 29, 2020
#33 - 2020 BYEEEE
In this episode we look back at all the things that were good during this dumpsterfire of a year. Let's look back and have "fun" reliving an insane year and look forward to better things in 2021!
31:26
December 29, 2020
#32 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
We share some of favorite Christmas memories. We look back at meeting Santa and our favorite Rankin & Bass moments. Come join us on memory lane enjoying simple Christmas memories!
21:54
December 29, 2020
#30 - The Karaoke Episode
Today, WE SING for your amusement!  We also discuss all things THE WIZ and Olivia Newton-John's masterpiece, XANADU and the happiness of singsong.  One of us is great at it.  The other....well...not so much.
40:34
November 23, 2020
#29 - COVID-life
Last time I checked, we were STILL DEALING WITH A PANDEMIC, right?!  This episode we talk about the reality of COVID-fights and COVID-making up, COVID-teaching, the COVID-time-matrix, and moving forward into COVID-21.  Lots to unpack here, but lots of hope on the horizon.
33:31
October 17, 2020
#28 - TOTALLY 80's!!!!
Are you old enough to remember the decade of reeboks, big hair, and Bill & Ted?!  In this episode we reminisce about the salad days before watching the brand-new Bill & Ted movie right in our own living room! #spoileralert--we LOVED it.  Join us!  It'll be TUBULAR TO THE MAX!
20:32
September 4, 2020
#27 - Keep Showing Up
Days have been dark.  We all feel like crap.  We're insecure.  We feel ugly.  We're stuck.  This one is for the next you "get knocked down"...
24:03
August 18, 2020
#26 - R.I.P. Radio Shack
This one's about our legacy, time capsules, and the infamous portable TV I owned as a youngster.  Also, eating out again because we live for that crap.  #federalgalley #yummmm
36:34
August 18, 2020
#25 - The BIG ART SALE!
What does one do with one's newfound love of oil painting discovered during lockdown?  Put over 100 paintings outside in the driveway and sell them to donate to a #BLM charity, of course!!  Listen to Chris' amazing journey to becoming the prolific painter she has become!!
13:17
July 27, 2020
#24 - Creativity, Mapquest, and Our Little Louvre Secret
What's with all this CREATIVITY happening at home during the pandemic?!  Let's talk about it and about how much we miss driving around without GPS.  We also get into some friendly Mars-Venus chat before disclosing our extra-super-secret about the most famous museum in the world.  Join us!
23:26
July 17, 2020
#23 - A Tale of Two Businesses
Good and bad business.  We've all dealt with it, but in a world where a pandemic still exists, there are ways to do it--and ways NOT to do it.  #staysafe 
15:02
June 24, 2020
#22 - The Importance of Being Silly
Sometimes it's necessary to let go and have fun.  On this episode we talk about the importance of letting go, laughing and just being silly. We talk about our new favorite bad movie,  Skatetown USA,  and Highlights Magazine to name a few. We hope you join us for a good laugh and some silly talk.
15:56
June 24, 2020
#21 - Ain't No Stoppin Us Now
C & P riff about current events, life, surviving pandemic and more importantly surviving each other.
18:11
June 22, 2020
#20 - A Frank Discussion About Race
Building on the last episode, we continue our discussion on current events and being black.  What's it like to be in the 10 percentile in a mostly-white working environment?  What is giving us hope, and what is making us nervous?  What does "privilege" mean to a black person?  Let's talk it out, or at least get the conversation started.
35:49
June 11, 2020
#19 - What's Going On?
Taped after the Chauvis arrest but before the national protests over the weekend, we finally get political on our podcast.  What is an African American feeling right now in America?  What does it feel like to watch people die?  What does it feel like to be an interracial couple?  Real talk, people and #blacklivesmatter--for real.
37:18
June 1, 2020
#18 - CP Time with Sharon Eberson
Our first guest on the show!  Join us on our front lawn during a socially distant visit with journalist Sharon Eberson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  We had a wonderful time talking about her amazing history as a journalist, our love of theatre, and she even shared an incredible Comic-Con story that has to be heard to be believed!  We had a blast making this one.  Enjoy!
47:41
May 26, 2020
#17 - The Big Gig and Sonny Rollins
In this episode, Paul talks about his big solo streaming music gig this weekend and Chris waxes poetic about her feelings for Sonny Rollins' music.
11:10
May 22, 2020
#16 - A Day In the Life
Yoga and trail walks and crabacakes--OH MY!
32:18
May 21, 2020
#15 - Dinnertime with CP
Join us for this special microdose of CP Time where we talk about Mom's secret Mother's Day gift, Con Alma (the jazz club), and we tell the painting story--all with our mouths full!  So, preheat the oven, break out the salmon, and enjoy this little appetizer before our next full episode!
09:58
May 16, 2020
#14 - You Gotta Kill the Baby
What does it mean to be an artist?  What does it take to be creative?  What is good on Amazon Prime?  We answer these and several other fascinating questions in 30 minutes, including our boys (cats) and yoga for dummies.  Join us!
30:55
May 10, 2020
#13 - Surviving Quarantine a.k.a. "The Tipsy One"
For our lucky 13th episode, we decided, with our special guest Prosecco, to talk about what's keeping us going during this extended time at home.  So, raise a glass to #goals, online connections, and the 5th Dimension.  There may be some singing on this one...
25:57
April 15, 2020
#12 - Video Games, Jurisdictions, and Ye Olde Reality Shows
We're back to more engaging topics on the 'cast, including gaming, chores, and the BBC's lasting contribution to the world.  Join us for some funny conversation (again)!
22:25
April 13, 2020
#11b - Lawsuits & Swingers & Bears - OH MY!
How much worse can Tiger King get?  Apparently, a lot worse.  Carol flexes her legal muscle, Joe (probably) sets his own fire, and swingers swoop in to make a bad situation worse.  As if you needed another reason to wash your hands like a crazy person.
38:37
April 4, 2020
#11a - Of Course Carol Did It
In our ongoing Tiger King pause-and-comment series, we tackle episode #3 and the alleged Carol Baskin crime of passion.  This is getting juicy, and the songs are getting worse.
26:08
April 4, 2020
#11 - TIGER KING
O..M..G..  We finally started watching the Official TV Show of the 2020 Quarantine on Netflix and were so blown away that we decided to do a play-by-play, pause-and-comment podcast for Episode #2.  So sit down with all your wives, grab some expired bologna from Walmart and join us.  You can't stop watching if you tried.
34:47
April 1, 2020
#10 - How We Almost Got Stuck in Belgium (and Wonder Woman Saved Us)
Thinking of the thousands of American travelers trying desperately to get home right now harkens back to an "adventure" we got to have a few years ago--a time when we almost didn't make our flight home from Europe.  You know all those "worst case scenarios" you imagine happening on the way home from a trip?  Yeah...they all happened at once to us.
25:22
March 27, 2020
#9 - Tea Cakes, Our Cats and Why We Love Them So Much
In a quite emotional episode, we talk about our fur babies through the years--what we love about them, how much they mean to us, our two cats now, and our babies that have crossed the rainbow bridge.  Grab some Kleenex.
45:49
March 26, 2020
#8 - ROCK OF AGES
The story of my indoctrination into an 80's Hair band, and how it was the greatest gig of my life. **sorry about the 'hiss' - we couldn't figure out how to get rid of it!  Enjoy!
36:19
March 23, 2020
#7 - On The Road
We're all getting a little cabin fever, so we decided to take our show on the road and do a (micro) podcast while taking a beautiful afternoon drive today.  Join us for a virtual trip past the (now abandoned) airport and worst Rick Seback impression you'll ever hear!
20:20
March 22, 2020
#6 - Food, Glorious Food
Really, our relationship has been all about the food.  We spend this episode musing about our favorite places to eat in the 'Burgh.  Let us know which are your favorites around town.  This one was a blast to make!  Yum.
24:60
March 20, 2020
#5 - What I Like About You
We talk about what we love about each other and what keeps up coming back in our relationship.
27:04
March 20, 2020
#4 - How We Met (a.k.a. "Disco Inferno")
Disco provides the soundtrack to us getting together and kissing...a lot.
29:33
March 18, 2020
#3 - Travels
Stories of our travels around the world and the amazing friends we make while doing it.
31:01
March 18, 2020
#2 - Shopping During the End of Days
The adventures of going out to buy food and liquor during an outbreak/quarantine.
25:08
March 18, 2020
#1 - Coronavirus, Charlie Batch, and Bollywood
Stuck at home and stream-of-consciousness discussion about some of our favorite things!
52:38
March 17, 2020