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Meet the
PROMPTERS
Zach Straus
Zach Straus peaked at 15 and is mostly held together by masking tape.
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Zach Straus
Josh Bard
Josh Bard is a guy. A sports guy, an ideas guy, a wise guy, a funny guy, a Boston guy, and sometimes THAT guy. Never been a Guy Fieri guy, though.
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Josh Bard
Jesse Stone
Jesse B. Stone loves science and writing. Apologies if you were looking for the "Jesse Stone" played by Tom Selleck in the CBS movies.
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Jesse Stone
Kelaine Conochan
The editor-in-chief of this magazine, who should, in all honesty, be a gym teacher. Don’t sleep on your plucky kid sister.
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Kelaine Conochan
Mike Stiriti
Mike Stiriti once dreamed of anchoring SportsCenter back when that was a thing. Now he just tries to be funny.
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Mike Stiriti
Jillian Conochan
Jillian Conochan is a professional amateur; writing and editing just happen to be two current pursuits. Opinion range: strong to DNGAF.
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Jillian Conochan
Scott Snowman
Scott Snowman is an ISTJ with an MA, and is usually MIA or AFK IRL. Interrobang him and win a prize.
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Scott Snowman
Erin Vail
Erin is the 2003 West Reading Elementary Geography Bee champion, a TV obsessive, and never not thinking about Buffalo sports.
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Erin Vail
N. Alysha Lewis
N. Alysha Lewis is an editor and blogger with author aspirations whose love can absolutely be bought with french fries.
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N. Alysha Lewis
Jack O'Shea
Jack O'Shea was voted "Most Likely to be a Great Dad" in high school. He likes to drink Mountain Dew in his spare time.
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Jack O'Shea
That's Debatable
The official podcast of The Prompt, featuring Davo and Cali, former college roommates, as they agree, disagree, and break down the issues of the day. Intro track used with permission from the badass GoGo Brass Funk band, The Brass-a-holics: www.brass-a-holics.com
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That's Debatable
Dennis William
Dennis is an aspiring English teacher and still listens to ska music. He lives in DC, which is fine.
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Dennis William
Elijah Sloan
Writer of societal manifestos, ransom notes, bomb-making manuals, secession declarations, new constitutions, and children's picture books.
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Elijah Sloan
Jared Hutchinson
Jared Hutchinson thanks you for letting him be Mice Elf for once.
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Jared Hutchinson
Brian McGackin
‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬
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Brian McGackin
Thomas Viehe
Thomas Viehe prefers pop over soda, loo over toilet, fall over autumn. He lives with his wife and dog in a remote part of the country, Washington, D.C.
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Thomas Viehe
Greg Tindale
By day, a mild mannered Realtor. By night, a writer, director & producer of TV & Movies, plus live comedy at Washington Improv Theater.
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Greg Tindale
Jessica is a former stage actor who now has a real paycheck, health care and 2 strapping Yankee kiddoes. She’s lived in NYC, Chicago, and DC but prefers a Maine crabcake above any other.
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Jessica Dunton Fidalgo
Ryan Fay
Ryan is an editor and semi-pro author with life goal of having enough money to buy the cool things people make in DIY videos.
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Ryan Fay
Billy Hafferty
Billy Hafferty is probably still hanging out of the passenger side of his best friend's ride trying to holler at you.
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Billy Hafferty
Melissa Wyatt
Boasting with Philly pride, I’m a loud-mouthed Italian mama striving to achieve the perfect combination of marketing guru with a hint of Julia Child, Martha Stewart, and Beyonce.
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Melissa Wyatt
MK McWeeney
MK once drew herself as Michael Jordan’s daughter for back-to-school night to tell her parents she no longer wanted to be theirs.
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MK McWeeney
Jay Kasten
A writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles just waiting for anybody to let him do those things.
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Jay Kasten
Gavin Lippman
Baltimore native who is always searching for that next adventure and a new story to tell.
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Gavin Lippman
Shannon Vail
The number one authority on giant squids and can eat 6-14 boxes of pasta a day according to a recent Twitter poll.
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Shannon Vail
Monica McNutt
Ex-college hooper turned sports person. Life goal: be the voice of a key character in an animated movie, like Crush in Finding Nemo.
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Monica McNutt
Earth to Planet
Earth To Planet is the brainchild of a brainless child who lives on a densely populated West Atlantic island. Follow the pixels at www.instagram.com/earthtoplanet
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Earth to Planet
John Barnes
John Barnes has a B.S. in geography and recently severely burnt his thumb playing with fireworks in a storm drain in Northern Virginia.
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John Barnes
Lauren Layman
Lauren lives in DC and knows the name of every dog on her block, but none of the humans.
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Lauren Layman
Jessie Rosen
Jessie Rosen is the writer behind the blog 20-Nothings and storytelling series SUNDAY NIGHT SEX TALKS. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her dog, and the complete works of Nora Ephron.
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Jessie Rosen
Jenny Zaret
Jenny Zaret is a writer and instructional designer living in Maryland. She watches more than the recommended daily allowance of anime.
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Jenny Zaret
David DeAngelo
David is Principal of DL DeAngelo Consulting, providing research and advisory services to advocacy and political organizations.
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David DeAngelo
Jake Cantrell
11 in a 21-year old body with an 81-year old soul. Just trying to follow God, wear neat socks and be 1 percent less worse than yesterday."
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Jake Cantrell
Meg Kearns
Meg's taste in TV ranges from angsty tween to middle-aged British lady. Known for getting in fights in defense of the Lost finale.
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Meg Kearns
Dave Berry
Dave Berry is funny and a writer, but not related to Dave Barry. Those are different names and that would also just be weird.
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Dave Berry
Jessica Lulka
Jess Lulka is a Boston-based creative. When she's not writing or editing, you'll find her at any bookstore, art museum, or looking at cat pictures.
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Jessica Lulka
Mike Vaughan-Cherubin
A lover of life from upstate NY. Currently DC chillin'. Days spent at the intersection of sport & youth development or sun & pavement.
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Mike Vaughan-Cherubin
Matt Guttentag
Matt Guttentag is looking for his keys.
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Matt Guttentag
John Papageorgiou
John hosts a long running comedy radio show titled Papa's Basement. He also performs standup and improv and drummed once for a Unitarian church.
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John Papageorgiou
Justin Jenkins
I’m a California boy who’s an undergrad at Howard University. I religiously work out, write, and turn up with my squad. #BlackLivesMatter
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Justin Jenkins
Jacqueline Frasca
Jacqueline Frasca is the editor-in-chief of East Coast Ink literary magazine. A poet from Boston, her friends often call her "Forest Witch."
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Jacqueline Frasca
Justin D. Wright
Justin is a composer and producer in Brooklyn, NY who is both tall and coordinated. His heart occasionally explodes with love, etc.
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Justin D. Wright
Jonathan Newby
A proud Ohio boy living in the 410. Aspiring world traveler. Constant singer of all of the songs. My faith, family, and friends keep me grounded. Work hard, love harder. Go Bucks. Glory glory, Man United.
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Jonathan Newby
Robin Doody
Formerly called Bird Shit, Robin Doody does improv in DC. He used to be in politics but now - he's emotionally healthy.
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Robin Doody
Jenna Billingsley
Jenna Billingsley, equal parts morbid and funny, with a twist of awkward.
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Jenna Billingsley
Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee enjoys day spas, rose gold, and yoga pants. She’d love to use words like harbinger and zeitgeist in a quick, saucy comeback.
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Kimberly Lee
Ed Lynn
Creator of National Pasquinade (nationalpasquinade.com), a so-called humor magazine. Still perfecting ways of making ceiling wax.
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Ed Lynn
Jenna Godfrey
Jenna Godfrey is too chill to be a hater. Too hype to wait for later. Too lazy to make another rhyme.
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Jenna Godfrey
Eric Mochnacz
A wizard of pop culture. A prince of snark. A delightful addition to any dinner party.
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Eric Mochnacz
Corcoran Street Kitchen
You're all familiar with surly economist Emily Thomas? Well, this is her delicious side hustle: corcoranstreetkitchen.blogspot.com.
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Corcoran Street Kitchen
Anthony Rogers-Wright
A New Yorker in Seattle, Anthony can be found drinking coffee in the rain, yelling at televisions and chasing his 3 year-old. His book, IntersectionALL is due for release in early 2019.
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Anthony Rogers-Wright
V. Buritsch-Tompkins
A freelancer, fiction writer, podcast listener, fantasy reader who sometimes remembers to write for herself on occasion. She has a BA in English and Management, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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V. Buritsch-Tompkins
Caroline Willett
Caroline Willett is an Avril Lavigne conspiracy theorist who has a three-legged cat that she'd love to tell you about sometime.
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Caroline Willett
Craig Williams
Craig Williams hasn't stopped giggling about that fart he heard in the fourth grade.
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Craig Williams
Danielle Guercio
New York’s Highest; Artist, writer, wicked witch.
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Danielle Guercio
Dan Helinek
Dan Helinek is the lesser twin. He tries to forget this by hiking very long distances. It doesn’t work.
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Dan Helinek
Sydney Mineer
Sydney Mineer believes in Harvey Dent. She is the #1 bull terrier spotter in Los Angeles and is fluent in both Seinfeld and Spongebob references.
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Sydney Mineer
Kirsten Eyles
47 year old stay at home mom/leisure wife. Glass is always half empty. Always expecting the other shoe to drop. Comes by her misanthropy honestly, via high school.
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Kirsten Eyles
Adam Cadmon
Adam is a writer, explorer of consciousness, a dog owner (x2), and a pretty decent fellow if you ask him. Find him reading, reading comics, fishing, or just walking through the woods outside ATL.
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Adam Cadmon
David Borger Germann
David is an aspiring magic bean buyer. He lives in Iowa City, and he's searching for the room where it happens.
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David Borger Germann
Susan Bennett
Ideal day: belly laughs at kitchen table with husband and baby, Law & Order, working with college students, bowl of ice cream, crossword.
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Susan Bennett
Patrick Zhou
It took 42 minutes to draft this 140-character bio and, since I lack time management skills and any semblance of brevity, this is all I coul
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Patrick Zhou
Zara Macias
Student, artist, activist, and writer.
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Zara Macias
Steven M. Wells
Steven M. Wells writes on rainy days, or walks his dog, and lives near Seattle.
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Steven M. Wells
Poseidon
I am Poseidon, Gay God of the Sea, master of waters, bringer of earthquakes, lord of all horses and all who are horsehung. Polytheistic/polyamorous/ENFJ.
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Poseidon
Pool Boy Comedy
Jack O'Shea, Henry O'Shea, and Jack Neuheisel are to humor what Regina George, Gretchen Wieners, and Karen Smith were to Cady Heron.
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Pool Boy Comedy
Dimana Neykova
Dimana hails from Bulgaria and cried when she was little, listening to Bohemian Rhapsody, because she thought Freddie's mom had died.
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Dimana Neykova
Stephen Czerwinski
Stephen Czerwinski ghostwrites his mother's yearly Christmas letter. He lives in Los Angeles where he makes things for the internet.
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Stephen Czerwinski
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