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Jun 29, 2016

Hutch Harris is a singer/songwriter & guitarist for the Indie Rock band The Thermals. This episode we discuss The Thermals' initial rise in the mid-2000s, their recent performance at the now-famous "Birdie Sanders" rally in Portland for 11,000 people, their new record 'We Disappear,' Hutch's recent turn towards stand-up, his band-coaching work for the new movie 'Green Room,' and more! Full episode recaps at http://www.daps.tv The Thermals are at http://www.thethermals.com

Jun 15, 2016

Gaby Dunn is a comedian/journalist/actress/podcaster. She hosts the web-series 'Just Between Us' with fellow actress/comedian Allison Raskin; has written for publications such as Fusion, Slate, the NY Times, Salon, the Boston Globe; and also has a new podcast out now called 'Finale Rally.' On today's episode we discuss Gaby's start doing the crime beat for the Boston Globe, her 100 Interviews project and how she crashed a $2000-a-plate dinner to try and interview Stephen Colbert, the misconceptions and realities of being famous on the internet, Bisexual awareness, reminiscing about her time on Superman fan forums in the early 2000s, and much more! Follow Gaby on Twitter: @GabyDunn Just Between Us: https://www.youtube.com/user/justbetweenusshow Website: www.gabydunn.com Full episode recaps/notes: www.daps.tv

Jun 1, 2016

Rob Bricken is the Editor-in-Chief of the tech and pop culture website io9. This episode we discuss when fellow nerds overreact on the internet, DC (movies) vs. DC (TV/CW), The Force Awakens' implication on the ending of the original Star Wars trilogy, why the recent X-Men film is better than you think, Star Trek's low-key 50th anniversary, and more.

May 18, 2016

Negin Farsad is a comedian, documentary filmmaker, and author. She created and starred in the documentary 'The Muslims are Coming,' about Islamophobia in America through the lens of comedy. She also currently stars in the film '3rd Street Blackout' and her book 'How to Make White People Laugh' will be released on May 24th. In this episode we go all-in on the 2016 election as well as discuss the perception of Muslims in America, the controversy surrounding the ad campaign for 'The Muslim are Coming,' how the election process varies wildly from country to country, the true story behind '3rd Street Blackout,' and much more.

May 4, 2016

Sean Carroll is a Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and author of the new book 'The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself' which comes out May 10th. This episode we discuss the accessibility of science, the arrow of time, the plausibility of the multiverse and time travel, the higgs boson, naturalism, the entropy of the universe, and much more! Buy/Pre-Order Sean's book: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Picture-Origins-Meaning-Universe/dp/0525954821

Apr 20, 2016

Jayme Kilsby is the host of a brand new web series called 'Bad Taste' from DAPS.TV where he eats old, esoteric candy so you don't have to. In this very casual episode we discussed his love of nostalgia, embracing the sadness of professional wrestling, go through a few ridiculous VHS tapes he owns, and we cap it all off with Jayme eating 30 year old gum. Strap in for this one, folks.

Apr 6, 2016

Josh Gondelman is a stand-up comedian, co-author of the book 'You Blew It: The Awkward Ways in Which You Already Ruined Your Life', writer for 'Last Week Tonight', and recently released his album 'Physical Whisper'. We talked about being the "nice guy" to a fault in a relationship, making friends as an adult, the changing comedy attitudes in NYC, staying positive around cynics, and more!

Mar 23, 2016

Todd Glass is a stand-up comic and host of 'The Todd Glass Show' on the Nerdist podcast network who has seen it all in his 30 year career. With that comes strong, refined opinions about the world around us. This episode we discuss PC Culture in Comedy, social awareness through twitter, the misconception of blaming the younger generation, the perception of things being better “back in the day,” racial bias in authority, Nancy Reagan and ‘Just Say No’ to drugs, coming out of the closet and the perception of certain types of homosexuality, Todd’s new ‘Camping with Todd’ TV pilot and much, much more.

Mar 9, 2016

Warren Simons is the current Editor-in-Chief of Valiant Comics; having previously worked at Marvel for most of the 2000s on titles like 'Iron Fist,' 'Thor,' and 'Daredevil.' In this episode, we discuss the history of Valiant Comics and bringing it out of bankruptcy, the saturation of superhero media, promoting Valiant and breaking back into the direct market, Valiant’s summer event series ‘4001 ad,' having to buy too many issues at the risk of accessibility, comic book adaptations vs superhero adaptations, and more. 

Feb 24, 2016

Bill Oakley was, along with his writing partner Josh Weinstein, the showrunner for 'The Simpsons' for seasons seven & eight as well as a writer from 1992 to 1998. Bill and Josh also created the cult animated show 'Mission Hill,' were consulting producers for 'Futurama,' and have created numerous TV pilots together. Bill has also written for 'Regular Show' and is an Executive Producer and writer on 'Portlandia.' In this episode, we discuss dealing with FOX censors, the legend of Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, the original answer to "Who shot Mr. Burns?," having your TV pilot misprogrammed on The WB, Bill & Josh's script for the would-be Christmas classic 'Ruprect," and much more.

Feb 10, 2016

Will Ellis is a photographer who runs the popular website AbandonedNYC.com. He documents curious NYC landmarks in disrepair and decay throughout the five boroughs with clarity and a unique level of unprecedented detail. We discussed the origins of these excursions, the risks and safety precautions behind them, various locations from the AbandonedNYC archive, running into other people while alone in an abandoned building, and much more.

Jan 27, 2016

Clint Basinger runs the popular Youtube channel ‘Lazy Game Reviews’ where for the past six+ years, he has turned his hobby of reviewing PC games and odd hardware into a full-time job. In this episode we discuss his approach to making review videos on Youtube without the all-too-common gimmick approach, how PC gaming has always been the wild west of video games, subjects he has covered recently such as the Texas Instruments calculator monopoly, the recent history of monetizing Youtube videos and how to make a living off your content in a constantly changing market, and much more.

Jan 13, 2016

Adam Tilzer is a recording engineer, producer, and musician who has seen a lot in his time and also has a very firm grasp on the history of modern rock and roll music. Only mere days after the passing of David Bowie, he was the first person I thought of to give some context to his life and legacy. We also discuss what makes a good recording, having music before having an image, the influence of black artists on early rock and roll, we talk about Little Richard and Elvis, engineering the music for FX’s ‘Louie,’ freaking out about meeting Amy Poehler, engineering for Keith Richards’ solo album, Adam's own work with Avon Junkies and The Defectives, and more.

The Defectives: https://www.reverbnation.com/thedefectivesny

Adam on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/avonjunkies

 

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Dec 30, 2015

Lil Bub is known the world over for her endearing and playful spirit, which has inspired and brought positivity to millions of fans around the world. This episode I talked with her main dude Mike about Bub's rise to prominence, her new album 'Science & Magic,' their charity work with Lil Bub's Big Fund, getting Michelle Obama to be on Lil Bub's Big Show, as well as questions that you submitted through social media!

To donate and find out more about Lil Bub's Big Fund: http://www.lilbub.com/bigfund

For all things Lil Bub: http://www.lilbub.com

 

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Next episode drops: January 13th

Dec 16, 2015

This episode I'm doing something different and handing the show over to popular jug band Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, along with their friends singer Nick Williams and songwriter Matt Wilson, for a musical set of Christmas covers and originals that is sure to be a massive treat. This episode was recorded at Red Room Studio in Staten Island, NY by the amazing Joe Pecora.

Tracklist:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

There Are Blues

X-Mas at Ground Zero

St. Nick's Infirmary

Hipster Shake

White Christmas

X-Ray Glasses

Alas, I Cannot Swim

Baby It's Cold Outside

 

The Wahoos are:

Frank Williams, Laura Williams, Brian Mcgowan, Carl Gallagher, Dan Gallagher, Rob Yuzuk, Rachel Somma Devlin, Chris Sorrentino.

 

Next Episode Drops: December 30th.

Dec 2, 2015

My guest this episode has the greatest range of any video game developer in history. Howard Scott Warshaw worked for Atari in the early 80s and created what many consider one of the greatest games of it's era in 'Yar's Revenge' and also one of the worst in 'E.T. The Video Game.' In this episode we discuss how he got his start at Atari, the process of programming games at that time, the economics of making video games, authorship in early games, creating Yar’s Revenge, meeting and pitching a game to Steven Spielberg, the 5 week rush to develop E.T., the video game crash of 1983, the idea of a first product life cycle, the inner workings of and rise & fall of Atari in the 80s, life after Atari and new beginnings as the Silicon Valley Therapist, and more.

More about HSW: http://www.hswarshaw.com

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Next episode drops: December 16th (Holiday Special)

Nov 4, 2015

This episode I was privileged to have a conversation with critically-acclaimed Musician/DJ/Producer 'Daedelus.' We discussed a large breadth of topics including his use of the monome, musicians as brands in 2015, the loudness wars, remix culture and sampling, music as synesthesia, the calculations behind songs used in advertising, Dublab and the LA Beat scene, being remixed by Madlib and MF Doom, doing the score for the popular Indie game Nidhogg, working on the Old Spice “Muscle Music” commercials, and more.

CHECK OUT DAEDELUS OVER AT WWW.DAEDELUSMUSIC.COM

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NEXT EPISODE DROPS: November 18th

Oct 21, 2015

This episode I'm honored to be talking with comedian, writer/producer for season five of Impractical Jokers, and co-host of the Super Live Adventure Podcast John Szeluga. John stops by and talks about being the new guy on the writing staff of an established comedy show, buying a deer ass from a feed store, picking unwieldy names for your comedy troupe, navigating the NYC comedy scene, getting a parody St. Patrick's Day Yule Log on local cable, doing the SLA Podcast, having his wedding officiated by a sea captain, and we end the episode by unearthing a long lost song he performed about a certain "Ladybug."

CHECK OUT JOHN SZELUGA OVER AT WWW.JOHNSZELUGA.COM

CHECK OUT SUPER LIVE ADVENTURE OVER AT WWW.SUPERLIVEADVENTURE.COM

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NEXT EPISODE DROPS: November 4th

Oct 7, 2015

This episode I'm honored to be talking with singer/songwriter/Simpsons podcaster/A+ human being Allie Goertz. I'm hopped up on cough syrup this episode as we discuss a whole lot of The Simpsons, Allie's deep love of Weezer and Adam Schlesinger, growing out of your elitism, Allie's Rick & Morty concept album, having her Kickstarter campaign fully funded in less than 24 hours, replying to your own Tweets, and more!

CHECK OUT ALLIE GOERTZ OVER AT WWW.ALLIEGOERTZ.COM

HELP FUND HER KICKSTARTER STRETCH GOALS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/534180071/rick-and-morty-album-music-video-by-allie-goertz

SUBSCRIBE TO ALLIE'S PODCAST: EVERYTHING'S COMING UP PODCAST

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NEXT EPISODE DROPS: October 21tst


 



Sep 23, 2015

This episode I'm honored to be talking with actor/comedian Paul Scheer (The League, How Did This Get Made, Crash Test, Human Giant, NTSF:SD:SUV, many many more things). After getting over a minefield of interruptions I had to cut out and pare down, we had a nice conversation about Paul's new comedy special 'Crash Test,' getting to take over MTV for 24 hours as part of Human Giant, the context of bringing "danger" to comedy, Paul's connection to Odd Future, selling out Irving Plaza in five minutes for a podcast, and more.

CHECK OUT CRASH TEST OVER AT WWW.CRASHTESTSHOW.COM

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FOLLOW PAUL ON TWITTER: @PAULSCHEER

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NEXT EPISODE DROPS: October 7th

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Sep 9, 2015
This episode I'm truly honored to have gotten to take part in a lengthy conversation with film critic and writer Drew McWeeny (Hitfix.com, Masters of Horror, Jodorowsky's Dune, Rewind This!). We discuss a ton of rotating topics including 70s film style, Film and VHS preservation and how much is already lost, the myth of Digital Streaming and Film Library Ownership, the rise and bust of the DVD market, the fallacy of high vs low culture in media, wading through the media landscape and advertising, Film Nerds 2.0 and the dialogue we have with children about media, the value of experiencing sensitive topics in context, how Hollywood treats classic directors in old age, and more!
 
CHECK OUT DREW OVER AT WWW.HITFIX.COM/MOTION-CAPTUREDENHANCED
 
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FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @MIGHTYVIN
FOLLOW DREW ON TWITTER: @DREWATHITFIX
 
NEXT EPISODE DROPS: SEPTEMBER 23RD
 
THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR: WWW.FRESHGRAFIX.NET
Aug 26, 2015

This episode I have a long conversation with comedian Steve Whalen (The Special Without Brett Davis, Chris Gethard Show, Brooklyn Comedy Festival) about elitism and finding your way in the NYC comedy scene, working on The Special without Brett Davis, meeting TV's Frank and General Zod, old video stores, having a comedy best friend, 867-haha, Space Ghost's Musical BBQ, and much more.

CHECK OUT STEVE WHALEN AND GET UPCOMING SHOW INFO AT: WWW.STEVEWHALENMRJOKES.COM

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NEXT EPISODE DROPS: SEPTEMBER 9TH

THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR: HANZ ON MUSIC | METHODMAN.BANDCAMP.COM

 

Aug 12, 2015

This FIRST episode I am joined by Chris Olivieri from Dog and Pony Show (daps.tv) as we discuss the new Fantastic Four movie, Robot Dinosaurs, the Rise and Fall of Adam Sandler, Pound Puppies, and a special guest pops in to say hi.

Any Time with Vin Forte is bi-weekly. Next episode is scheduled to go up on Aug. 26th! By that point it should be on all the podcast streaming services and iTunes. I will update you on that at the top of the next episode.

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