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Nov 16, 2016

Daniel Kibblesmith is a current writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and former writer/editor for The Onion and Clickhole. This episode we discuss The Late Show's live Election Night Special and how it changed on-the-fly as the results started coming in and the tone of the night changed, what it was like writing surreal ad copy for Groupon, helping launch Clickhole, the importance of world-building in comedy, getting to write for Valiant Comics, and much more!


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Next Episode drops November 30th!

Nov 2, 2016

Dimitri Simakis is the co-founder of internet video collective Everything is Terrible and current head of short-form video for Super Deluxe. If you have ever seen a weird clip online of some insane stranger danger after school special, bizarre infomercial, religious children's show, or anything that could be traced back to a VHS tape of long forgotten nonsense, Everything is Terrible probably had something to do with it. This episode we discuss the role of re-contextualizing these old clips, the earnestness of the original creators, the importance of realizing everyone is just as stupid as everyone else, using curation and editing to tell social commentary, and more.

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Next episode: November 16th

Oct 19, 2016

Manuel Billeter is a Cinematographer and the Director of Photography for Marvel's 'Luke Cage,' 'Jessica Jones,' and 'Iron Fist' series of shows as well as having worked on 'Orange is the New Black' and 'Person of Interest.' This episode we discuss the influence of noir film in 'Jessica Jones,' capturing a vibrant Harlem and bold use of color in 'Luke Cage,' the role social commentary plays in 'Luke Cage,' shooting for Netflix vs shooting for a traditional network, and more. for full episode recaps

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Next Episode Drops: November 2nd

Oct 5, 2016

UDACHI is a successful Electronic musician and DJ, more immediately known to fans of this show as the artist behind the bed music you hear every episode. It was about time we finally sat down for a conversation and this episode we discuss DJ-ing and music as a form of communicating with an audience instead of at an audience, the story of UDACHI ending up working for and then leaving Google to tour full time, and how to find the balance between both creative freedom and logical responsibility. for full episode recaps.

Next Episode: October 19th!

Sep 21, 2016

Kelly Carlin is the author of the memoir 'A Carlin Home Companion,' host of a SiriusXM radio show, and podcast 'Waking From the American Dream.' She is also the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin, who has a new album of previously unreleased and reworked material out this week called 'I Kinda Like It When A Lot Of People Die.' This episode we discuss the challenge of striking your own path while still honoring the legacy of a parent, the different prisms in which people view her father's work, understanding the reality of death, the perception of political correctness in comedy, and much more.

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Sep 7, 2016

Steve Kornacki is the host of MSNBC Live, weekdays at 4pm, and Political Correspondent for the network. This episode I got to pick Steve's brain about the 2016 election and hear his thoughts on which demographics are important this cycle, the details and importance of the horse race and statistical breakdown of the election right now, deciphering Trump's strategy, looking at this election through the lens of history, and more.

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Aug 24, 2016

Brian Stack is a current writer/performer for 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and was previously a writer/performer for 18 years on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien/The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien/Conan.' This episode (after explaining why Brian is the nicest man in the world for recording a second conversation after the original got destroyed due to technical issues) we discuss his time at Late Night, the shared sensibilities of the Conan writers room, catching lightning in a bottle and taking ideas to their logical conclusions, doing sketches for the studio crowd vs the home audience, the transition from NYC to LA and back again, writing for a more political leaning show like Colbert, and much more!

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Aug 10, 2016

Nicole Perlman is a screenwriter best-known for writing the screenplay to Marvel Studio's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as well as co-writing the upcoming 'Captain Marvel' screenplay and writing Marvel's upcoming Gamora comic. In this episode we discuss our mutual love for Ray Bradbury, the idea of nostalgia in pop culture media, the potential impact of being the first female screenwriter of a Marvel Studios film, the process behind adapting an obscure comic line such as Guardians for film, and much more!

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Jul 27, 2016

Brett Davis is a comedian and actor who currently hosts the cult comedy show 'The Special Without Brett Davis' which can be seen streaming live online every Wednesday at 11pm with full episode for free on Youtube ( for more info). This episode we discuss being in high school and exploring the NYC comedy scene of the mid-2000s, inheriting his show's platform from Chris Gethard, the eclectic mix of guests the show gets, how wrestlers and comics aren't so different, and more. Also, around the 45 min mark, I check in with Brett's associate and conspiracy talk show host Smith for a LIVE* report from the 2016 Democratic National Convention!

*Prerecorded live. But, yes, actually really recorded (at the time of this release) last night from the floor of the DNC.

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Jul 13, 2016

R. Stevie Moore has self-released over 500 albums over the past 40 years and become a cult icon in the world of DIY music, influencing musicians & fans like Beck, MGMT, Ariel Pink, The Pixies, Mac Demarco, XTC and many others. This episode we discuss Moore's unique discography, his various distribution methods over the years, the struggle to be diverse and creative in the face of successful mediocrity, finding his second-wind with a new generation of fans online and only recently embarking on his first serious tour, and much more. for full episode recaps


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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 The Thermals are at

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: Website: Full episode recaps/notes:

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:

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 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.

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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!

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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.


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


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


Next Episode Drops: December 30th.

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