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Omaha Party Episode 2

James Crotty, The Reuben, and Alexander Payne's phone number
Omaha Party Episode 2
Published on August 21, 2012

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Bunny and Coco interview James Marshall Crotty, former publisher of Monk Magazine and columnist for Forbes, and former next-door-neighbor to filmmaker Alexander Payne. The subjects of this episode: Omaha counterculture in the 1970s, the rumors that the Reuben sandwich was created in Omaha, and mistaken phone calls to Alexander Payne’s phone number.

"Omaha Party" is a weekly podcast by Max "Bunny" Sparber and Coco Mault, both with long backgrounds as journalists, playwrights, and performers. Each week they invite a celebrity guest to join them in exploring Omaha’s back alleys, urban legends, forgotten history, and unique expressions of culture.

Listeners can subscribe to Omaha Party on iTunes and look for updates and supplemental material on the podcast’s Facebook Page.

maxsparberMax "Bunny" Sparber is a playwright, journalist, and performer. Originally from Minneapolis, he has lived in Hollywood, New Orleans, and Omaha. He can be found on Twitter at

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