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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#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!
47:40
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!
32:17
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!
09:57
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!
30:54
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)!
22:24
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.
38:36
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.
26:07
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.
34:46
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.
25:21
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!
36:18
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.
24:59
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.
29:32
March 18, 2020
#3 - Travels
Stories of our travels around the world and the amazing friends we make while doing it.
31:00
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!
52:37
March 17, 2020