The As You Are show!

Brooks As You Are

The As You Are show is a way to experience and enjoy ourselves as a community. It’s a local talk show that creatively focuses on the members of the audience’s lives today. When we share our lives in this way, we discover that we are much more alike than we thought.

Master-of-ceremonies, Brooks Palmer, leads the audience through playful and creative interviews. He uses music, humor, and imagination during the show to bring people together. The Sonoma West Times and News says, “As You Are is a new talk show that builds connections between strangers.” Read more here.

Watch excerpt from As You Are:


  • February 6th, 2019, 7pm, at the Sebastopol Library, 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (free admission)
  • May 1st, 2019, 7pm, at the Sebastopol Library

Audience Testimonials

“I attended the “As You Are” Talk Show, and I am so glad I did. Eleanor Roosevelt said to do something everyday that scares you…attending this event was my scary moment for the day and I was determined to survive it. I not only survived, I enjoyed!! Thank you Brooks Palmer for making this event available. I will be at as many of the upcoming ones as possible…with friend(s) in tow.“–Joan

“I was an audience member at “As You Are”, and I just want to say thank you. What an incredible experience! It really showed what an incredible community we live in. I’m looking forward to the next one!! The “Hum-a-Secret” was life-changing, and I’m not kidding! Thank you so much.”–Benjamin

I highly recommend this community talk show. I found myself laughing and learning a lot. It is genuinely funny. It was a wonderful, fun, informative eve. Brooks sets a context and then people in the audience can speak up, tell their story, and pose questions. At this dark time in history, in my opinion, it is good to have such events, that build community.” –Shepherd

“Permission was granted to be goofy and silly and playful! I’m afraid I’m going to be a regular!”–Carmen