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The Schaefer Shakedown

The Schaefer Shakedown

By Sara Schaefer
Comedian Sara Schaefer shares stories and knowledge about the things that excite her the most.
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7: Compost Tea & Malaise

The Schaefer Shakedown

9: Twenty Years
Sara faces off with a black widow spider and calls the Comedy Human Resources helpline. But mainly, she's thinking about shared grief.
September 23, 2021
8: Fully Cozy & The Complications of Upcycling
Autumn has come early in Sara's mind. She considers a name for the fandom, leads us on a guided meditation, and Bethy Squires returns for another installment of HobbyWatch to talk about the ethical minefield of upcycling, vintage, and fast fashion.
August 31, 2021
7: Compost Tea & Malaise
Sara has been in a rut, but compost tea and fungi are bringing her back to life. She tells you how to get a TV show on the air in 3 easy steps, recaps her miniature comedy show at the HaHa Hole, analyzes Bo Burnham's latest special, and considers retirement.
July 31, 2021
6: Comedy Dolls
The search for dolls that resemble comedians, as well as the search for women comedians on recent lineups.
July 4, 2021
5: Ultra Very Light Dusty Rose
Sara is naming names, using an intricate code of DMC embroidery floss colors. She discusses the recent cancellation of a toxic gatekeeper and the culture of silence in her business. Schaefer comin'.
June 12, 2021
4: Fuckin' Linda
Sara shares her strategies for when the creativity wanes: caring for millions of microscopic organisms. Some thoughts on returning to stand up, and her efforts to become a better listener.
June 4, 2021
3: Mission Creep
Sara reflects on releasing her first book during a pandemic and digs into the dirt of everything. In the first "Word On The Street" recurring segment, Sara and her sister Ross discuss the issue of homelessness, introduce a segment-within-a-segment called "They Mean Well," discuss soap-making and mission creep.
May 26, 2021
2: The Club
Sara talks about making her miniature comedy club and contemplates the concept of the comedy club and the "comedian's code."
May 16, 2021
1: Cheugy Culture & Rug Tufting
Sara discusses her current miniature projects, turning down work and toxic gratitude. Is she cheugy? Or is she grannycore? In the inaugural HobbyWatch segment, resident hobby & crafting expert Bethy Squires joins Sara to discuss rug tufting and butter churning.
May 7, 2021
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April 16, 2021