PODCAST: ‘Lemur Mom’ Megan Dolan and Long Beach Comic Expo

On episode #28 of “Can You Hear Me, Long Beach?” Though Megan Dolan’s one-woman performance, “Lemur Mom” begins with her son being diagnosed with Asperger’s, it is not about her son or Aspergers. Rather, Dolan talks about the pressure to measure up that all mothers, fathers, teenagers, well, just about everyone feels these days, attempting to live up to false narratives created and perpetuated by social media and reruns of “The Doris Day Show.”

Dolan, a Long Beach resident and Cal State Long Beach grad who has written and performed stories for all manner of outfits, dropped by to talk about the process of creating and performing “Lemur Mom” which opens this weekend at Cal State Long Beach.

Also, Mike Wellman who just opened Atomic Basement Comics, talks about what he’ll be doing at and looking forward to at the Long Beach Comic Expo which takes place Saturday and Sunday. He also makes clear that he likes lasagna. A lot.

All this and Asia Morris’s amazing crinkling paper!

0:00 Happy New Year! Asia begins her journey into ASMR.

3:29 “Lemur Mom” Megan Dolan talks about what it’s like turning her life into a show

42:59 Mike from Atomic Basement talks about Long Beach Comic Expo

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.