Bawdy Storytelling

What’s the best way to usher in the New Year? On this week’s episode, legendary voiceover artist Bill Ratner shares a true story from his early days in Radio: When his green card bride Claudine leaves him, he’s alone during the Holidays in an empty double wide and his evening shift duties at KJOI (LA’s easy listening music station). So when a fan requests something a bit more intimate than the Percy Faith Orchestra, why not make her happy? And on New Year’s Eve, they produce their own live show together over the air waves, using the station’s 50,000 watts of power to make the world a bit less lonely.  And Dixie ends the year with the story you’ve been asking her for. #HappyNewYear


Song: ‘Love’s A Stranger’ (Warhaus)


New Year l Radio DJ l Drive by Fucking l Anonymous Sex | Music Request Line l Radio Antenna l 1970’s l Lubrication l Harlequin Romance Novel l Top of Topanga Mobile Home Park l Double Wide l Vaseline l Instrumental Radio l Muzak l Muumuu | Terrycloth Bathtub Animals l FM Transmitter l Top of the Hour l Station ID l Honda Civic l Radio Console l Blinking LEDs I Percy Faith Orchestra l Middle Age l Smog l Order Up a Man l Microphone l Los Angeles l Happy New Year l Divorce l Radio Tower l Lawrence Welk l Green Card l Quell l Radio Station l Marriage l Swiss l London l LA l Radio Announcer l Chief Engineer l Sales Manager l


About our Storyteller:


Bill Ratner is one of Hollywood's premier voiceover artists and a published poet, essayist, and fiction writer. He narrates movie trailers for Pixar's Inside-Out, Marvel's Ant Man, The Kid Who Would Become King, Cold Pursuit, The Emoji Movie, Coen brothers' Hail Caesar, Will Ferrell's The Campaign, MegaMind, Talladega Nights, etc., commercials for Hyundai, Sprint, Pizza Hut, etc., promos for CBS-TV, NBC-TV, ABC-TV, Cartoon Network, documentary narrations for Discovery, History Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Disney World, and is the game voice of "Donnel Udina" on Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3, and the cartoon voice of "Flint" on G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken, Community, and Family Guy.


One of America's leading storytellers, Bill is a 9-time winner of The Moth Story Slam and a 2-time winner of The Best of The Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension for solo performance. Bill's spoken word performances can be heard on National Public Radio's Good Food, The Business, and KCRW's Strangers. He has told stories at Comedy Central Stage, National Storytelling Festival, Long Beach Comic Con, G.I. Joe Con, Portland Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, National Storytelling Network Conference, and Los Angeles Unified School District classrooms since 1992.


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TOUR DATES for Bawdy’s East Coast Tour :

• Baltimore MD (Friday, January 19th, 2024)


• Baltimore MD (Saturday, January 20th, 2024)






I’m currently working on Bawdy in Chicago, Milwaukee and St Louis too. Fingers crossed! Want me in your city? Send me a message and let’s make a plan!


And YES, Bawdy is truly struggling right now. This Tour is my Hail Mary pass. So If you love the podcast and want it to continue, please HELP.


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Thank you to the Team that makes this podcast possible!

Team Bawdy is:


Podcast Producer: Roman Den Houdijker
Sound Engineer: David Grosof

Storytelling support by Mosa Maxwell-Smith

Dixie’s Virtual Assistant is Roillan James

Video & Livestream support from Donal Mooney

Bawdy’s Creator & Host is Dixie De La Tour

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