Big Mood Little Mood

On the Contrary

Talking about a contrariant bestie and COVID denialists with guest Gabe Mollica.


Episode Notes

Danny Lavery welcomes Gabe Mollica, a comedian, storyteller and writer in Astoria, Queens.

Lavery and Mollica tackle two letters. First, from a letter writer who’s wondering how to talk to her best friend who is a contrarian. Another letter writer is losing her connection with her father, as he believes that COVID is fake. Plus, Mollica shares the inspiration for his off-Broadway show, Solo.

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Production by Phil Surkis


About the Show

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

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