Episode 7: Las Vegas Wrapped

On episode 7 of Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show we talk about how Joanna Holliday finished up in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It didn’t go according to her plan, but she learned a lot, met great people, and is focused on the future. This is the show where Jo explains how a poker player thinks. Next episode it’s back to NYC. Thanks for listening!

John Purroy Mitchel in Same League as Washington & Hamilton

July 6 is the centennial of the tragic death of John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor of New York City and U.S. Army officer in World War I. His life is well documented but there is one fact I’m still working on. I believe that only George Washington and Alexander Hamilton have more monuments and memorials in New York City than Mitchel. If this is in fact true, then Mitchel is the No. 3 most-remembered man in Continue Reading →

Episode 5: Actress Kaley Ronayne

This week our guest is Kaley Ronayne, a New York City based actress. Kaley has appeared on numerous TV series, including Gotham, Quarry, Nashville, NCIS, and Chicago P.D. In this episode, Kaley tells us what it’s like working in New York today, the differences between being in Los Angeles and Manhattan as an actor, and standing up for herself. Kaley is just one of those people that makes New York City great, and we are Continue Reading →

Episode 4: Billy the Artist

The first guest on our show is Billy The Artist, Billy Miller. On episode 4 of Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show, we welcome Billy. He’s been a resident of the East Village since 1990 and has had his work exhibited around the world. Some of the brands he’s worked with are Swatch, Toyota, and Vans. His murals are in the Bronx, Harlem, and the East Village. Billy was one of the first American artists to Continue Reading →

Interview on Thirteen about 1920s Writers

For the Great American Read in New York, PBS WNET Thirteen interviewed me at the Algonquin Hotel to talk about the 1920s literary scene in the city. The show is part of the Metrofocus series. I spoke about the history of the Algonquin Round Table and the many writers and friends who gathered at the landmark hotel. Next year, 2019, is the centennial of the group’s founding. Correspondent Naeem Douglas did a marvelous job on Continue Reading →

Episode 3: Tipping & Hustling

We have now recorded three episodes of Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show. Episode 3 was recorded live at The Lambs once more. We get into tipping do’s and don’ts with Jo Holliday, who’s been behind the bar for 24 years and knows the game. How much should you slap down? In Kevin Fitzpatrick’s segment, we talk about side hustles. Everybody has one, and in Kevin’s case, it’s been the family business since the 1930s. Visit Continue Reading →

Episode 2: Poker Shape & Books

The first episode went so well, we now have a new one for Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show. In this second episode, Jo Holliday starts to get into “poker shape” and prepare for the World Series of Poker. She’s not drinking while working in a dive bar; and reveals the mental aspect in poker. Kevin Fitzpatrick talks about his World War I book and promoting the book during the year. He’s also interested in veterans Continue Reading →

August 18 Governors Island Railroad Day

Celebrate the Centennial of the Governors Island Railroad, called the “shortest railway in the world.” Visit the Governors Island National Monument on Saturday, August 18, for free talks and tour of where the Railroad once ran from 1917-1931. The events will be held at Castle Williams, on Governors Island. The U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps on Fort Jay operated the 8 miles of track, with engines and freight cars. During World War I more than $1 Continue Reading →

Episode 1: Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show

Welcome to Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show podcast! Joanna Holliday is a professional poker player, bartender, and wellness enthusiast. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the author of 7 books tied to New York City history, and a walking tour guide. The Big Show is recorded live at The Lambs in Midtown Manhattan. In our debut episode, we review who we are for the pilot show. We also need to come up with a name for the Continue Reading →