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A freelance conference interpreter and translator based out of Paris, Combe teaches at the University of Paris X and has worked in French public radio for 35 years. He has published 2 non-fiction books in French (one of them has won a prize) and quite a few op-eds in the French press. Sociolinguistics, not funny at all. If you want a laugh don't go there. Xavier, or X for short, writes and narrates most of the stories you hear on Muffy Drake and in a pinch, is the sommelier for the company picnics, often times pairing a 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux with a block of Velveeta cheese at the insistence of the American, Jim Hall...
A 2-time Peabody Award winner for his work in TV as part of an investigative team. Hall, currently is a documentary filmmaker. He was Co-Producer/Editor on films that told the life stories of two Hoosier legends known to the world as literary and jazz giants:
Kurt Vonnegut and Wes Montgomery.
As the Executive Producer of MD, Hall basically plays the cowbell behind X. His duties include: Sound design/editing/character voices.
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Wildly imaginative. Portals into strange worlds.
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absurd in any audio dictionary...if such a thing existed. Juxtapose a world-weary mindset with a zeal to entice and you have Muffy. A chortle here, a snicker there. But always funny. Forget those true crime podcasts—we want laughs! Muffy serves them up with a heaping side of sighs. Bon appetit.
I saw the face of Jesus once in a cup of coffee. I wasn't startled. I'd heard of all those stories about people taking pictures of what appeared to be his image on burnt toast, or the famous "Frost Free Jesus" in the icebox. But, my Jesus appeared in the foam of a 2-shot espresso cappuccino. Now, th...