GUEST: Lauren Uchalik
RESTAURANT: Polish Village Cafe, Hamtramck MI
Hamtramck is a city surrounded on all sides by Detroit, a former Polish enclave now home to a diverse array of city dwellers. Lauren Uchalik grew up on its streets, the daughter of a musician who made polka rock parodies, and she's pursued acting, voiceover work, roller derby, and standup comedy with equal fervor in her 29 years. After what might have been the heaviest meal consumed on this podcast so far, we headed back to Lauren's new house in Ferndale to hang out with Butterbeer the dog and talk about the creative process, the evolution of roller derby as a worldwide sport, the film industry in Michigan, and Lucky Charms marshmallows. It's a great hour!