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The Nose’s holiday gift guide

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Almost every week, at the end of the show, The Nose spends a segment on endorsements, on recommendations of things from the world of pop culture.

This hour — for the first time ever — a gift-idea themed, all-endorsements show: The Nose’s holiday gift guide.


  • John Dankosky: Director of news and radio for Science Friday and cohost of the Connecticut Mirror’s Untold podcast
  • Illeana Douglas: Official Movie Star of The Colin McEnroe Show
  • Taneisha Duggan: Associate producer at Octopus Theatricals
  • David Edelstein: America’s Greatest Living Film Critic
  • Xandra Ellin: A producer at Pineapple Street Media
  • Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn
  • Sabrina Herrera: Community engagement and social media editor at Connecticut Public
  • Jacques Lamarre: A playwright and chief communications officer at Buzz Engine
  • Jennifer LaRue: A freelance producer for The Colin McEnroe Show
  • Carlos Mejia: Manager of media insights and analytics for WWE
  • Shawn Murray: A stand-up comedian, writer, and the host of the Nobody Asked Shawn podcast
  • Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNETIC Dance
  • Jessica Severin de Martinez: Produces Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public Radio
  • Chion Wolf: Hosts Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public Radio
  • Tracy Wu Fastenberg: Development officer at Connecticut Children’s
  • Bill Yousman: Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.
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