Beautiful Night is one man's vision to unite humanity and smash tyrants. The singular nature of this one-man show gives it the feeling of stepping into another person's dream. It's filled with music, characters, dark tales that interweave, & unpredictably surreal comedy with a mysterious logic all its own.
Does an evil thing haunt you now? The night air fills with song. Corn pones are consumed. The trial of the century looms. The boys journey to Bun, Illinois.
A cold wind blows. Friends are divided by an election. A sideways shuffle resumes in the flickering twilight of civilization. Ben, shrinkin, is bullied by an addled boy.
It's the little things that matter. This episode is currently up for the MOST DRAMATIC SOLO PODCAST EPISODE AWARD. Please vote! Ben Banach nails it once again!
The story of Baby Island concludes (for now). The miniature word for "miniature" is "mini". No miniature word for "beautiful".
Even in this strange condition, I can find you in my hand.
On an unmapped mountain, the oak breaks, but the willow bends.
Under a troubled moon, milk is shed. Cocoons are broken. Near the mouth of a forest, fields of wheat wave beneath the stars. A vision is had.
Anyone can make a murderer, but late night owls are BORN. Ben falls hard. Lives are changed over the course of a party.
Dandelions in the mouth of a toad. Ben hits the road with road comic & noted werebear Jean Michel Stane.
All by himself, Ben is having a beautiful night. But things do not stay that way.
Chronicles of Nannya is a resource podcast meant to help connect and inspire nannies from around the world. Every week we cover a new activity, issue or aspect of nannying in the hopes that you can use the information with your little ones! For more resources, visit the "Episode Resource" Page on the Chronicles of Nannya website for pictures, print outs, links and more. If you have any questions, suggestions, encouragements or stories you'd like to share, please send us an email here. Nannying is hard work, but the rewards are endless! Thank you for all your support!
Bedtime can be a scary time for children. From bad dreams to monsters to fears based in reality, there's a lot of things that our minds dredge up right before bedtime. In this episode, Cady Leinicke and I discuss several strategies to help little ones drift off to a peaceful sleep. Good night, everyone!
he winter is hard on us all. You're all stuck inside together and energy is often high with few places to get it all out! This cabin fever can be especially challenging when you're inside with an infant! How do you avoid going crazy when the only other person you have can't speak yet? Johanna Dunphy talks us through how to avoid those winter blues with infants! From creating a soundtrack for your day to baby workouts, Johanna has some wonderfully creative ways to keep everything feeling new and fun!
The International Nanny Association is a wonderful resource for nannies all over the world! According to their website, "INA’s mission is to serve as the umbrella association for the in-home, child care industry by providing information, education, and guidance to the public and to industry professionals." This week, Marcia Hall, the President of the INA, joins us to talk about how the International Nanny Association benefits YOU! From town halls to discounts to work agreements to networking, the INA is a wonderful place to become the best nanny you can be!
Sleep training can be tricky but sleep is so important for little ones (and, let's be honest, for us too)! This week my guest, Morgan Massaro, talks us through sleep training with the added layer of working with a nanny share! She is right in the middle of sleep training one of her littles and transitioning her other tiny one! Sweet dreams!
I am honored to have The Challenge Coach, Pascale Brady, on this week to talk about Growth Mindset and helping children develop grit. We discuss everything from the differences between a fixed mindset and growth mindset to how to model imperfection to what to say to a child in the face of disappointment. This episode is a wonderful reminder of the importance one person can have on a kid's outlook on life! For links to all the resources Pascale listed during this episode, please visit www.chroniclesofnannya.com! Also, be sure to visit Pascale's website (https://thechallengecoach.com/) for wonderful articles and other helpful resources!
Libraries are one of the best resources for nannies everywhere! From a free play area to picture books to science experiments, the library has it all! This week a real-life children's librarian joins us! Dannie Levine-Moore even brought books for a little story time at the end! Feed your inner bookworm with this week's episode!
lay dates are an important part of helping our little ones develop social skills! They can also be a highlight in a long week, especially when school is out! Cady Leinicke is back to talk through Play Dates in all their glory! From a child deciding last minute that they would rather stay home to a parent forgetting to tell you about a play date that's happening in 30 minutes, we cover it all!
Cady Leinicke is back to talk about Weekend Sits! There's a lot that goes into taking care of someone else's children for a weekend or beyond. If you've ever felt intimidated by the idea of doing a weekend sit, this episode will help you know that you can do it and help you figure out if you want to do it!
The wonderful Cady Leinicke is back to talk about Nanny Self Care! Nannies have a very difficult and exhausting job. There's no way around it. And those who choose to nanny will often put their nanny family's needs and wants before themselves over and over again. In this episode, we talk through several strategies to take better care of yourself in order to be the best nanny you can be!
Tis the season for end of the year bonuses and the nanny groups are abustle with talk of this emotionally charged topic. So I brought on Nanny Counsel creator and owner, Brooke Weglarz, to talk us through all things bonus! We discuss ways everything from what is standard in our industry to include bonuses in a contract to how to handle it if you don't receive a bonus.
To read Brooke's article, click here: https://www.nannycounsel.com/blog/tis-the-season-to-give-your-nanny-a-holiday-bonus
Clerk & Dagger
After a chance Craigslist discovery of a paid internship, cash-strapped college-grad Samantha Newberg enters into a bizarre office space filled with absurd coworkers, blood-magic internet rituals, and a bewildering absence of rules! Can she keep it together and survive this corporate environment full of strange menial tasks and deadly secrets?!
And we're back! It's the season finale, the top of the 6th inning, and the Lizard People are up 6-5. The world order is at stake! So we have one question for you: Are you ready for some soft...ball?
It's the first part of the season finale, so get your pennants and softball caps ready! It's the Lizard People vs. the Illuminati! Who will win control of the Illuminati Office and the Earth?
The Moleman's prophecies were true! Elder Lizard Prime and her loyal lounges of lizards are drawing up battle plans and ascending from the Inner Earth in their fleet of Magmabusses to conquer the Illuminati once and for all!
Ahoy! Mystery Ken and Trouble the Cat are marooned in a pipe sticking out of the vast underground ocean, until a mysterious day care boat arrives in their time of need. Will our two lost souls become guests aboard this eerie ship, or will they join the ranks of the captive orphans?
Mazes! Minotaurs! Musicals! The unhinged, subterranean Moleman traps our small party of Illuminati coworkers with a dangerously imaginative game of his own design!
Down we go into HR Giger's dungeon to check out his expansive VHS collection for clues about the Lizard People. Perhaps our intrepid office workers will find the answers they seek in the home movies of HR's old unhinged friend - the Moleman!
Deception! Impostors! Lizard People! Turns out the new interns were scouts sent up from the Lizards in the Inner Earth to infiltrate our beloved Illuminati! Let's take them to court! Everybody, into the conference room for a quick courtroom parody sesh...
Ruh-Roh! It's a midseason finale! Jaime Buffet & his buddy Roadie stumble upon a body, Chaad & Mikey aka the Bizness Boyz are back in action to solve the crime, and secrets are revealed about the mysterious new interns!
Hank and Lloyd have a special treat for their new intern Guy Fieri! He's in for a cosmic whirlwind of flavor!
Tonight on a very special Clerk & Dagger, Satan is in disguise and on the ground floor in the newest episode of the hit reality TV show Incognito CEO! Will the workers at the Illuminati figure out it's him? Will Satan learn a valuable lesson about life as a low-level employee? What cool gifts will Satan dish out at the end? Find out tonight on Incognito CEO!
It's Clawsday in the depths of the Inner Earth, so you know what that means! Let's all go to the Human Zoo! Yes, it's the perfect day for all the lizard boys and girls to listen in on the human specimens go about their business in their natural sitcom habitats. Be sure to pay a visit to one of the newest captives known as…Mystery Ken.
Sam and Jimothy meet this mysterious new batch of interns and divvy them out to train under other coworkers. Keep an eye out on these fresh new faces!
No one escapes the office of the Illuminati! Clerk & Dagger returns to find Samantha Newberg settled into her well-earned role of "All-Star Intern" and overseeing a company carnival and picnic jamboree. Everything is going well until Hank & Lloyd invent new foodstuffs, four new interns mysteriously arrive, and Tammy's strange secret is revealed!
In this second and final part of the season finale, Sam goes to the depths of bathrooms to find a mystical object long thought to be non-existent and quite possibly the only object that could stop Mystery Ken's evil plan -- The Rule Book!
Sam awakens from the Dream Machine into a world of Casual Friday - a world of shorts, lime-a-ritas, and some jams! How is Sam going to get through the first part of this super-casual Clerk & Dagger Finale?
While locked and knocked out within the Dream Machine, Sam appears inside HR Giger's weird dream. She must find her way out with the help of Lil Dream Giger to investigate Mystery Ken's mysterious plan.
Sam is distracted from her task of gathering signatures to follow a mysterious sound. What secrets will she uncover? What lives in the foul depths of the office park?
Chaad and Mikey take it over and go through the office to solve a mystery in their own kickass way! Y'all ready for this?!
Gary quests for an outlet for the scavenger hunt to win Gail's affection, customer service gals Sallie Mae and Chevrolette hang out in the breakroom and take everybody down a peg, and Sam returns from the Cryptozoo!
After waking up from a long nap/sedation, Sam is placed in a room to watch an old copy of "New Employee Safety and Training" video.
Tammy's favorite day of the week has finally arrived: Monday! In order to keep the internet on, she must lead the weekly ritualistic bloodletting and lasagna potluck to appease the Wise One.
Everybody's gotta go to the bathroom sometime during the workday! While you're in there, chat it up with everyone's favorite Bathroom Priest! You don't have much of a choice, he's always there for you! Samantha confesses her progress to the Bathroom Priest, and the mysterious evil mastermind truly behind the petition for Casual Friday emerges...
Gary hasn't made a single phone call in customer service for years because of his D20-based contract. He's been on an incredible three-year luck streak! He spends most of his lonely days in his head as his heroic, high-fantasy self. However on this day of all days - Gambling Day - his luck is about to change!
After getting a secret mission from the Bathroom Priest, Sam's new job is to go around the office to get a mysterious petition signed. Her first stop: The Department of Synergy, which just barely contains the very energized, buzzword-inventing Hank and Lloyd!
Uh oh! Looks like Samantha's actions landed her into the biomechanical lair of Human Resources, which is managed by none other than HR Giger!
Samantha Newberg starts a strange new job she found on Craigslist and meets her absurd coworkers.
Come on in and sit for a while, and hear the tale of four bold adventurers on Desks & Dayjobs, a Dungeons & Dragons podcast set in the real, boring world! Based on the characters and classes from the fifth edition of the classic game, Desks & Dayjobs takes all that cool fantasy stuff and translates it to the mundane world of office life. Tune in to hear the adventures of Brube Camry the accountant (Dwarf Rogue), Hobe Shadetree the HR representative (Halfling Druid), Orlando Jordan the middle manager (Tiefling Barbarian), and Stuart Beacon the IT guy (Half-Elf Wizard).
Will our heroes be able to overcome the awkwardness of office social interactions? Will they be able to solve the puzzles of malfunctioning office equipment? Will they defeat the final, literal boss?
On their way to meet Orlac Stonebasher (and maybe to see a really cool horse), our heroes are waylaid by a new, deadlyish enemy: a wight in a windbreaker, flanked by very dull members of the undead horde. Can they fight their way through these part-time terrors, or will they be crushed by an onslaught of boring conversations, bitter retorts, and a lack of humor about a very funny Oprah GIF?
As our heroes delve deeper into the bowels of NPC Inc’s shipping facility they discover a sinister mystery afoot! The shipping workers aren’t slacking, they’re being quietly replaced by more pliant part-time workers sent by some mysterious “labor disrupter” named Schuyler Tantebo. Will our heroes agree to help the shipping facility, or join Reno and Schuyler’s plot to make a quick buck off the outsourcing? Or will they just slack off for the rest of the day to play ping pong in the break room and give DM Alex a much needed confidence boost for his character voices?
It’s time for our heroes to face DM Alex’s most devious puzzle yet…walking past a security guard into NPC Inc’s shipping facility. Will our heroes be able to muster the courage to walk right up to this very normal man and say “Hello”? Or will they spend a majority of this episode devising a terrible plan, only to see it immediately fall apart? Oh, you know it’s the second one!
Time for our heroes to set off on their quest to the shipping facility! But the warehouse is far from the offices of NPC Inc, so it looks like our heroes are going to have to knock off work early and take their fair fantasy city’s public transportation system. Can they master the FCTA or will public transportation throw them just like a friggin’ stupid horse? Will they be able to navigate weirdly anatomical ticketing machines and the hell that is other people? And who is Clorg and what does he like to do? Tune in to this exciting episode and find out!
It’s time for the Bulldogs to go off on another quest, and we’re all fired up! Especially DM Alex, who’s full of piss, vinegar and cute lil’ sneezes in this episode. This time our mission comes at the behest of greedy executive Reno Jabroni. Will our heroes be able to follow default leader Orlando Jordan to get their instructions from Reno? Or will his cut-rate Cerberus of a secretary see through their clever disguises of “Air Conditioning Girl,” “Wifi Unplugger” and “Nervous Carmel Fan”?
Ho ho ho, Haaaaaapppppy Holidays from The Bulldogs! In this very merry episode, our heroes take a little break from their adventures to enjoy a little gift-giving. We also have a guest DM, as Stuart takes over the gameplay so DM Alex can play as Starp and Maxwell and also get plastered on nog. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or as we call it: the fantasy cat version of The 400 Blows.
It’s time for the last act of our “Music Attending Extravaganza” quest! Glam-rocker/jerkbutt Frobisher Jehuty is trying to sabotage Agnes’ set and it’s up to The Bulldogs to save the day! By horribly sabotaging Frobisher’s set! Will they successfully stop this pretentious menace, or will they find that acting like a jerk to stop a jerk just makes you the jerk? Damn, does this quest conclude with our heroes earning a moral? Eh, not really.
It’s part two of our “Music Attending Extravaganza” quest and the band plays on! The band in question is, or course, Toilet Horse, and they’re…an acquired taste. As our heroes listen to the Doom-ska stylings of Toilet Horse, they take some time to meet the denizens of the Punch Bowl, and way more time roasting DM Alex for his STUPID emcee character. What a dope!
The Bulldogs are back, and this time they’re taking their thirst for adventure / beer out to see their co-worker Agnes’ super hip rock concert. Will our adventurers be able to brave the depths of The Punch Bucket to see Agnes’ Bubis Thundercat and whoever the hell Frobisher Jehuty is? Or will they succumb to the horror of the very nice bouncer and the pressure of trying to seem cool in a room of people with denim jackets?
Happy Halloween, dear listener! Open up that pillow case and let us toss in our very first Halloween special! DM (Dungeon Monster) Alex has some tricks and treats for you and The Bulldogs! In this extra spooky episode, our adventurers keep a beleaguered-by-teens Orlando company as he hands out candy from his fancy condo. Will our heroes be able to stay sober enough to handle briefly talking to strangers? Will The Sweatshop Boys act on their threat against everyone·s favorite curmudgeonly middle-manager? Will Tim win best costume at the senior center anime convention?!? WE LOVE HALLOWEEN!
We are two Chicago comedians who read books that only a dumb guy would pick up. Then we sit down and record ourselves discussing the themes and characters like a traditional book club. Sometimes this is an exercise in masochism and sometimes we are pleasantly surprised with a fun read.
The dumb guys talk about a book they actually like.
We disrespect the troops and take a look at some band paintings.
Is the audio on this episode fucked up? Yes. Does Chris feel awful about it because it's probably our best episode? Yes. Honestly, this episode is so good it should get a write up in idiots monthly or something.
We ruin Jacob's love for Evel by reading about all the awful things he did. Listen to an innocent boy learn that santa isn't real all over again. Keep kicking ass for the lord you dumb dumbs.
The Dumb Guy's get close to scientology and then run away in fear! Well actually Chris didn't read the book so we have to shame him. Also, we flirt again with copyright law.
The Dumb Guys crawl around in the twisted mind of OJ Simpson and once and for all put the trial to rest. They also get off topic and talk about how tired they are. It might break some copyright laws. We'll see. Throw me in the The Hague, I dare you.
The dumb guy's take a look back at hall of fame scumbag Charles Bukowski's autobiographical novel about being a terrible person.
The Dumb Guys climb into the mind of Sadie Robertson and they don't like what they find. Follow along at home as we take the Live Original Challenge that ends each chapter.
In this episode the dumb guys read a book about some bigfoot hunters. They learn to laugh and love the great Tom Burnette and his insane hillbilly stories. They also learn to loathe Rob Riggs and his insane theory that the bigfoot is a ball of energy that protects another plane of existence.
This week we avoid being Left Behind from this popular series 20 years ago.
The boys read Holy Cow by David Duchovny, but they wish they hadn't
This is the first episode of Dumb Guy Book Club. We read Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre and you laugh at us for being so dumb.
Join Jesse and Richard in an all-new Fuzzy People with guest Tiffany Keane, Artistic Director & Founder of Otherworld Theatre!
Join Jesse, Richard, and Tony as they interview comedian Nick Martin and talk about baby bins, the new interview space, zines, The Thread, and let's give a shout out to shout outs and more shout outs!
Impress Me With Music
Impress Me With Music is a weekly podcast where comedians Mary Novokhovsky and Dave Metz strive to create the perfect playlist. Each week they'll bring you a collection of songs by new artists, hidden gems, timeless B-sides and the occasional hit. You can listen and stream their playlists on Spotify by following ImpressMeWithMusic.
Days before the birth of our daughter Sophia we recorded an episode where we reflect on the year, what we're thankful for and then we talk shit on the movie Meth Storm. It's a really terrible documentary. Seriously, most episodes of Intervention are better.
Mary and Dave play the music of their childhood, including ICP, Los Camposinos!, TV on the Radio, and more. BTW, forgot to hit the mute button, so if you love bloopers, this ep has a few!
Josh & Sean from Comfort Zone come in and make a playlist with us that includes Kevin Abstract, Drake, ILoveMakkonen, and a lot more. Their ep is out now on Spotify and SoundCloud.
After a little hiatus, Mary & Dave are back with a playlist for the ol' dusty road (very new in this case actually). They want to go on record and apologize for the air conditioner playing in the background!
Feeling down? Need motivation? Love getting that heart rate pumping before you do what you gotta do? Throw this playlist on.
Dave Maher is a funny comedian and creator of the Dave Maher Coma Show and music aficionado. Follow him on twitter at @thisisdavemaher.
Mary and Dave return to Chicago after taking a honey moon in the City that Never Big Apples. This week we've got a playlist based around New York City itself.
Mary & Dave are getting ready to get married in just a few days, and in from California are their friends Bella & Andrew. Bella is a former vegetable EMT and Andrew is "on the fringe of the entertainment industry." We talk music, marriage and YouTube stars.
Mary & Dave put together their new parenthood playlist for Impress Me With Music - an assortment of songs that make us think of the birth of our daughter Sophia.
Kate Meyers (aka Muhammad) schools us on musicals and we say a lot of ignorant things about a respected art form. Muhammad is Dave's friend from China/Kalamazoo and she is a literature and drama teacher, in addition to staring in many musical theatre productions over the years.
Dan Muller (We Book Celebrities) is our first guest. Our goal is to impress him with music we think he would like. We're not sure if we did or not. This episode includes: Kanye West, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the National.
Dave and Mary are back in Chicago creating the perfect playlist for the night times. This episode: Ebony Bones, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Gil Scott-Heron, Sean Leon, Hot Chip, Dr. Dre, Kevin Gates, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and more!
Mary and Dave kick the show off in Miami, FL. In this episode we begin our ideal playlist for Summer 2017 (aka the Summer of Love Part 2).
Welcome to J-Train, the improvisational ramblings of the human mind. Hosted by Jake Dewar and featuring a special guest, this show embraces the weird and takes you on a journey no one understands but will find meaning to it if they’re lucky.
I’m alive. Sonic boom, Sonic Youth. There’s no such thing as a mistake. Enjoy your flight. Easy, Chewie.
Have a little power. I wore red. Mario died. There’s so many cows. Wagner was racist. Taxis. Pay attention. Don’t shoot the alien.
It’s windy on 5th Avenue. I love this album. Bawk-baw-cauk. We’re both reflections. Get your tickets and take your cough drops. I don’t regret anything. Typical Antarctica. Pinecones.
Halloween is kerproaching. Jerry and Jerry. Ducks in the throat. Looney Toon trouble. Triple Amen. Fireballs and cold plates. I’m on the lamb. It’s a game to remember.
Con-science. Noob merch. The fish matrix. Horses love irony and rats dig Buddha. Todd sounds sexy. Hey girl.
Wall mounting has a double meaning. Bathroom troubles and experimental cats. Join the church of Tito. Boy bands are awkward. Trading is risky and Jesus is a product.
Mermaid music. Wake up! Have a drink. People are fake. Drugs and llamas. Fangirls don’t act their age. News is sad. Bob is everyone. Squirrels are thieves.
Mountains are high. Please interrupt. Bottom nethers. Corn is half off. Beware toaster strudels. Cars go fast. Hope don’t float. Dogs transform. Enjoy the rocket ride. Bombs and Triscuits.
Scooters are bikes. Weather is a metaphor. Hi. Kids should read. Trees may exist. Slugs need holders. Crotch shots can be tasteful. Making funny noises helps.
Butter it up. Relax. Jake’s hair is a nest. Monkeys eat bananas. We got Alzheimer’s. Dan forgot to start. We drop everything. Circuses are weird.
Three dumb idiots talk about the biggest lizard idiot who shoots dumb radiation out of his dum dum face
*blasts airhorn* STEVE'S IN THE HOUSE! The Hollywood Kaiju bad boys are happy to have on Chicago Comedian Steve Ok to talk about how cool his dad is while introducing a new rating system that is truly one of the greatest things to happen to this podcast. Oh, also we talk about Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla I guess.
With loving, open arms we welcome Godzilla back into our lives with the classic film Godzilla Vs. Megalon. Join the Hollywood Kaiju Bad boys with extra good, fun comedian guest Hannah Streicher as they talk Easter Island, Race Dad and plugging Brandon's twitter. Good times, alright!
Honey, we had a great guest! And his name was Jesse Nicolaus, comedian and podcaster extraordinaire. The Hollywood Kaiju bad boys get into talking Jeffrey Combs, Wine with Dinner Man and the world's biggest penis. Boy howdy, it's a good 'un.
Taking a break from the Godzilla cannon, we have on the ever excellent Rebecca Loeser to discuss the kaiju classic Daimajin. Rebecca and the Hollywood Kaiju bad boys Luke, Martin and Brandon all agree, "it's finally nice to watch a good, competent movie again!" Also a reminder to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to have your questions, letters or erotic fan-fiction read on air in future episodes.
We're back on that Godzilla boat, toot toot, with our special guest Jon Lyons as we get deep into Godzilla Vs. Gigan. Jon and the Hollywood Kaiju bad boys talk lost soldiers, Godfather II: the guest and very orange jump suits. PEACE!
We promised it and it is happening, just in time for Christmas! The Hollywood Kaiju bad boys Luke, Brandon and Martin have decided to watch Luke's favorite movie which happens to be the very intense Salò for a very special holiday episode. Be forewarned, it's a graphic film with a graphic discussion. MANGIA!
Natalie Holt, a fantastic comedian from Seattle and host of the Sexual Awake'n'Baking podcast, joins the Hollywood Kaiju bad boys Luke, Martin and Brandon to talk about the hit Norwegian film, Trollhunter, and discuss an even larger monster, Jerry Seinfeld!
Just in time for Thanksgiving, we have a very special ZIMA MADNESS episode of Podzooky with everyone's favorite comedian/Mario Tennis superstar Dane Arden. Also Martin, Luke and Brandon get on some next level furry porn discussions so you definitely don't want to miss out on this gem.
Nice, nice, nice nice! That's how many nice boys we have on this episode of Podzooky (Martin, Luke, Brandon and special guest Aaron Klopfer) to talk about the very bad Godzilla film All Monsters Attack. We also have the world premiere of our official Podzooky hentai jingle! Nice!
Oh wow! The Kaiju Bad Boys™ bring on Chicago comedian and Late Late Breakfast extraordinaire Tyler Jackson to talk Destroy All Monsters, A Godzilla movie classic. Do all Monsters, in fact, get destroyed and does Luke Flip make one of the best plugs ever for the show? Download now and find out!
In the early 20th century, the phrase "sell me a dog" became synonymous with lies breeders told about their dogs in order to more easily sell them. In "Sell Me A Pup," hosts Brandon Kirkman, Chels Harvey and their dog-intern Ryan ask Chicago's best comics and improvisers to do just that: review great pop culture that you may not already know because they're making it up on the spot. Join the gang as they discuss the best music, movies, video games, books and television series, both real and invented, playing games and conducting reviews to sell us that pup.
“Did ya miss us? Sell Me A Pup is BACK and introducing Second City's favorite improvisers Emma Chapman AND Alissa Skeen! Tune in to hear about their new show Second City show "Hate Mail," country singer Travis Tritt and what year Doom II came out. Brandon has some opinions on video game dads and Chels learns that a MagLite is not a sex toy! Subscribe and review these little doggies today!”
Look out this week, Pupperinos, because we have the very excellent Rebecca Loeser on this week to talk Rocko's Modern life, Mary Berry's sex life and secret messages at the end of the shows. Also after double checking it, Brandon meant to say "tinyletter.com/kirkmanbrandon"
Merry Chrimbus! It looks like you got your presents early this year with a Sell Me a Pup released right on the eve of Christmas! We've got Jenn White on this stellar episode that's all about McGriddles, baby wine glasses and rippin' on Vice. Also shout out to Seasonal Affective Disorder!
We got a good one for you this week with Skyler Higley joining Chels and Brandon to talk about all things Kingdom Hearts, Peter Pan and of course, intern Ryan. Tell your friends you heard it here first: Skyler Higley is a very good and funny guest!
Bad boy Carly Ballerini stops by to razz on Chels and Brandon while falling in love with intern Ryan. Things get crazy when they start talking Hemingway's Way of the Ball.
Getty gonna get'cha on this episode of Sell Me a Pup. We got local/national/international darling Liz Getty on to talk Dads, Dogs and D&D with Brandon and Chels. An episode so good, you'll have to download it!
Straight out of a cursed Nintendo cartridge and into your ears, it's Tyler Snodgrass on Sell Me a Pup! Chels and Brandon get into a deep discussion of Tyler's favorite movie, Face/Off, and then later talk about one of Nicolas Cage's most classic films: Face/Of.
Buckle up, tuck in and pup out this week with Tom Wisdom joining Chels and Brandon in the Sub Pup studios. They talk Satan, conspiracy theories and most importantly: Crust Punks!
We got a real treat this week with Lainie Lenertz gracing Chels and Brandon with her presence and vivaciousness. Not only do they get Lainie in on this episode but also her mom drops in for a call and character assessment of her own daughter.
Chels and Brandon get deep into that nitty gritty with Samantha Berkman about the classic Nintendo game Donkey Kong Country Music Awards and watch a true master make an MS-paint masterpiece.
Join Brandon and Chels as they speak with the talented Lily Emerson about McKenzie Phillips and So Weird, Fiona Apple and Idgy Dean, spooky storytelling podcast Polterguest, and the little-known A&E reality series Game of Thrones.
Improviser Chelsea Holmes reviews Fargo and The Handmaid's Tale, befriending strangers at Jenny Lewis concerts, and a reality show about dads in the Twin Cities called Why Isn't Anyone Kissing Me?
On this episode of Sell Me A Pup, Chicago comic Gena Gephart argues with her father about why she moved to the city, the last book she read, competitive yo yo-ing on ESPN 6, and the Seinfeld revival that saw Newman baked into a soup. Featuring the paternal voice of Tom Wisdom.
In Part II of the premiere of Sell Me A Pup, Alexa reveals the details of scaling her app, tells us about the Xanga rant that got her in trouble with Chef Boyardee (and her parents), and helps us to be in the here and now.
From the comfort of Sub Pup Records, our hosts interview Second City and iO's Alexa Schlosser. Topics include a reality show that pits serial killers against one another, hot goss on boardgame gurus Milton and Bradley, and the best Sharktank style pitch for an app we've ever seen...
so Far So Fresh
Each week Ralph LaGuerre invites creative artists to his Chicago apartment, They eat the freshest chicken sandwiches and talk about an intriguing and entertaining range of topics.
We all need a friend like my guest Bill Bullock, an educated comedian that knows that there is a time and a place to be real, and that's all the time. we have the most fiery and engaging convo and I'm thankful for it. What I am trying to say is this one is Goooooood!
Robel Arega is my guest this week and we had a very cool and insightful convo about Ethiopian upbringing,interracial dating and comedy or and his side hustle as an engineer.
YOOO we got Comedian great Azhar Usman. He is full of knowledge about comedy and Life. This is one Golden Episode, that will inspire you as an artist and a human on Earth.
Co-Host of Dope Meets Fresh show Tommy Karner stops by and shows why Dope is necessary in Life and how sometimes too much dope can be a Problem. We cover inner and outside demons in this episode. I got a glimpse of what goes on in the Mind of an Irish Lion.
I don't post pictures online unless the photos were taken by our guest Forestt LaFarve. This guy is the official photograher of the Chicago comedy scene and is also an artist in every sense of the meaning , we talk about all the projects he is working on including a webseries.
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ak Ap Fet! Plus Pierre is in the MTF Studio and talks about his team Haitian American Productions and there sold out tours. He talks about his experience with Kevin Hart and lessons he learned. WE also have a fake Haitian Draft on this episode.
You got to have vision in order to execute. My guest Isabeau Dornevil knows all about executing to the T, Whether it's traveling to film festivals to promote her own movie "Autumn Daze" or staying in Chicago to help produce BAPS, she is a force to be felt. She meditates to the Music of Future and did I mention she was Haitian!! Hands down a great episode!
It takes a team to make in order for anything to be successful at any level. My guest Connor King and I discuss how The Chill as Fuck Show came to be. We touch on his extensive music knowledge and his love Stevie Wonder's music, being raised in West Philly, and we talk Knicks vs. Oakley and the upcoming Oscars.
Bruh! Bruh! We got Chicago's Favorite Comedian Mike Robinson (MLK's of Comedy) in the Studio. We talk about putting up homies on stage, comparing American education system to foreign education, how he got roasted by Donnell Rawlings, and the best way to break up someone.
It's time to bring the classic Boy Bands back, man. I'm on that New Edition vibe and James Fisher Jr (Laugh Factory's WTHipnonics) is a one man band. He's a Break dancer/Singer/Stand-up Comedian hailing from Kentucky and brought a lot laughs in the MTF studio.
Yo we have Le Aboav in the Studio and our discussion ranges from inequality within groups, Burlesque, being a sign interpreter, comedy, and dance. We both had Veggie Melt sandwiches from Emerald City Coffee.
Multi-Talented performer Dylan Carey comes to the MTF Studio and kept me intrigued. We talk about what it takes to be a triple threat, casting/acting, his start with vocal looping, and his love for nature, and of course the Roost. Cool Vibes all around to the point where singing and beat boxing took place. Enjoy!
So Far So Fresh is BACK! We have the multi-faceted entertainer Brandon Markell Holmes at the Freshness Studio and we discuss current music, how he creates his art, political views coming from a creative point of view. Of course we got the Roost. Enjoy the vibes!
Fire Spinning Sonal Aggarwal comes into the Freshness Studio and we talk about her rise in the comedy scene and her adventurous life around the world and the Post-Slave Traumatic Syndrome.
Storyteller Elizabeth Cambridge stops by the Freshness Studio and we have talk topics that touched the surface and a conversation that tapped the shallow depths of my brain and soul. Enjoy this one!
My friend Tyler Clifford and his girlfriend Amanda come into the Freshness Studio. Tyler and I did comedy in New York and South Florida together. Now he travels our Great Country in an RV along with Amanda who is a Fashion Designer. Great talk - listen and vibe.
Fellow Haitian-American Comic Paul Julmeus comes into the Freshness Studio and we talk about South Florida comedy scene, we talk Chicago, and his big move to NY from Miami. and of course Haitian Dads. Tune in and Vibe!
Kory Smith and Ron Ervin come thru and talk shop about the Future. Comedy and Music and how it has to evolve with this new digital age. The in and outs of great shows and theaters in Chicago.
Creators of Machine Culture is in the Freshness Studio. It was a very entertaining episode. Richard, Kelly, Jesse brought beer, I got the Sandwiches brought along my friend Natalie and it off into learning the history and journey of their unique podcast network. Creative energy was definitely flowing in the Room.
Spoken Word Activist Ariel Atkins and Comedian Miles Hendrix came into the Freshness Studio. We start off with a Bang and ends with a Bang. Philosophy, Is there hope for this country, Black Panthers, Fred Hampton, books we need to read, activism.
Bill Beteet and Brendan Gay (Brendan Being Brendan Podcast) come to the Freshness Studio and we discuss being a comedian in the open mic scene in Chicago. Also, what will comedians do in the post-apocalyptic world for work. meditation method, casual DMT stories, and using the hard "-ER" at the end of everyone's favorite word.
Working actors and members of the MLK's of Comedy Joel Boyd and Denny Love stop by the Freshness Studio and we have Roost Sandwiches and we talk acting, performing, and the perks of being on stage. The responsibility of a Black entertainer in this crazy world. First guests to ever bring Ranch Dressing to the show. Listen in and Viiibe!
This week I have the very entertaining performer Natalie Carneal (Chill as Fuck Show) and South Floridan Comic Soo Ra Ra come into the the Freshness Studio and talk over Roost Chicken Sandwiches and Mimosas. Convo includes dancing in clubs, our love for Robin Williams, and being an artist.
This week we have Adam Kwaselow (What The Hipnonics: The Game Show) and Johnathan Giles (Crash Course) both coming into the studio with talk about Christian Comedy and Music. We talk about Black People taking over Hockey, how we are a Hip Hop Culture, and Game of thrones. Of course we got chicken sandwiches and genius-infused donuts. Yah it was good week!
Good Ol' Boys Zac Hobbert and Will Stagg stop by the Studio and we talk Comedy, Chicken, Guns, and how to maneuver in life as a character on and off stage. These comedians are fresh off tour and talk about their best nights. Special Chicken Biscuit Alert! Yah yah!
Yo, this week in the Studio we have Adrienne Brandyburg (Host of "Dude That's Not What I Meant" Podcast) and Jillian Ebanks (Second City). This is the episode where I realized maybe Beyonce is a god for real for real. Click listen and enjoy!
Comedians Aaron McDavis and MLKs of Comedy's Ty Riggs come into the Studio and these two roll in different circles, but on this podcast they were exactly the same. We talk about Soulja Boy's old beef, History of Malcolm X and Chaka Zulu, and love for anime and the 90's.
Tune in and Vibe!
Comedians Jarrell Scott Barnes (MLKs of Comedy), Tristan A. Smith, and Chris Higgins join me in the Studio for the realest conversation So Far So Fresh has ever experienced. Brotherhood and Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect combo!
Go on a date with Tien Cao, Sarah Mowrey, and our guest every week. We get silly while chatting about online dating. We cover dos/don'ts, dating horror stories, and terrible Tinder profiles. Give us a listen and we hope you won't ghost us.
Tien and Sarah had a few drinks before recording this episode.
Tien and Sarah get silly and rowdy in this host episode! Enjoy!
This week Tien and Sarah learn how to love themselves and talk to a stranger out in the world, damn it. Tessa Orzech talks ADD, family, and the fact that getting peed on accidentally is not necessarily a deal breaker.
Josh Ejnes talks to us on how he uses online dating apps and social media to connect with people. Also, Vitner's Hot Cheese Curls are deeelicious!
Chicago comedian, Lindsay Lucido, RIPS IT and talks to us about what it was like to be in diabetes camp and also shares her horror stories of online dating.
In this episode Tien learns that you can just buy a pet without being in love. Featuring Rachel McCartney who does not have a pet.
In the first episode of Stupid's Arrow, Tien Cao and Sarah Mowrey talk about their history with online dating, horror stories and rapid fire questions. We also talk about how Tim Kaine is a nice boy. Enjoy!
We Book Celebrities
Danny Schill and Dan Muller love interviewing celebrities. Celebrities like Tonya Harding, Ted Nugent and other, less crazy, famous people. They like to ask probing questions to these celebrities. Problem is, they're terrible at booking them. It's We Book Celebrities.
Timothy Treadwell (Grizzly Man) is somehow on the show! We talk about what he's been up to since his supposed passing, ice skating bears and much more.
Steven Seagal enters the apartment where we talk about his many forms of martial arts, his life as a movie star and a fake cop, the time he raided a Cockfighting Ring only to euthanize all 100 roosters and much more. Special thanks to comedian Elliot Lerner.
DJ Khaled arrives to the apartment where we discuss his many business ventures, who he has beef with, his new book "The Keys (And How To Succeed At Them)" and much more. Special Thanks to Sohrab Foroozesh.
Dan Muller and Danny Schill are back with an all new We Book Celebrities! Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig makes his way into the apartment and lays out the truth about werewolves. Special thanks to Peter Kemme!
Miley Cyrus shows up to the apartment! She talks about her obsession with dead animals and Dan's love of "We Can't Stop" ~ Recorded last year.
Larry King shows up to the apartment and shares some of his interviewing knowledge as well as some terrifying stories about deep sea fishing with his wife.
Child star and watcher of dead people Haley Joel Osment is invited into the apartment. Dan wears some purple sweatpants and Danny whispered into a 9-year-old girl's ear.
Nicolas Cage shows up to the apartment with some new financial endeavors and learns what a "flop" is. Special thanks to Brandon Kirkman!
Dan and Danny weren't able to find a celebrity who would agree to their weird terms, so they're going solo this episode. Dan doesn't trust his oven and Danny might've sat in pee.
Jim Carrey is invited into the apartment, but has some problems with a Rhino. Chicago comic Nick Dlouhy excitedly joins us and reveals that he, somehow, loves The Majestic.
What About Chicago?!
"What About Chicago?!", is your weekly show exploring live art, music, entertainment and cultural performances going on, in and around the great city of Chicago.
This week we find out why it Sounds Great on Paper, start Killing Your Darlings - 3/16/2018, bear witness to Church of the New Play: Sarah Bowden, maybe dance with Hostel Presents: Disco Pigs and so much more! We also talk about folk music, wrestling, the importance of open mics and our love for long walks with Chicago-based-god-musician-playwright-raconteur - Ross W Berman. Check out his New Japan coverage at WrestleZone.com and his amazing music projects at rossberman.bandcamp.com.
On this week's episode we visit The Uploose Odditorium, share ideas at The Sick Muse #10: Open Pitch Meeting!, find out why Exposure is Key: My Block, My Hood, My City and so much more! We also chat with Sasha NoDisco and Plus Sign about The World's Fair 2018 and nomoneynoborders.com!
On this week's episode we take that walk to Opening Reception: Woman Made Midwest Open at Woman Made Gallery, get involved with A Collaborative 2018 Inaugural Show at Lo Rez Brewing, listen to some very important ChitChat: Women's HiStory Tellers, get are hands dirty at Hostel Grow-Op Meet-Up no. 3 (MWUF Summit Prep)and so much more!
On this week's episode we take a dip into the dark side with Father Darko as we discuss his solo music, his part in audio/visual group VahnDarko, as well as his other various multimedia projects. We also stop in at Zinesters fest, celebrate the Hooligan Mag Four Year Art Collective, eat laugh and see great art at the Artsy Fartsy Pizza Party and so much more!
On this week's episode we dish with Matthew C. Plowman about his show Dishin' with Matthew C. Plowman and many of his various exciting artistic endeavors! We also enjoy an adult beverage at F**k Valentine's Day Show w/ Deadly Habits, Flowtone, & more!, partake in some Goulash: Noise Bias/Dr. Meats/Packard Duo/ Hatcher Duo, enjoy great music at Charles Joseph Smith - Record Release! at The Hideout with Sooper Records, see how The Collaborative Economy Goes To Chi Hack Night and so much more!
On this week's episode we talk with Edra Soto about "Open 24 Hours", the current exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as well as her experience with the Rauschenberg Residency, her time teaching at The School of the Art Institute, and her other projects. find out more about her past and present work at edrasoto.com. We also inhabit the Co-Prosperity Sphere for Easy Habits • Glass Eyes • The Sueves • Color Card, attend the ▼2nd Ⓐnnual Nü Band First Date ▼, listen to the sounds of Glances & Sports Boyfriend & A Very Kewl Guest, and chat at Reclaim North Side Drinks & Discourse: Beyond Allyship
On this week's episode we talk with Arthur Swidzinski and Tony Michal about what drew them to travel from Chicago to New York on their skateboards, as well as the danges, downfalls and triumphs they experienced along the way. We also enjoy the hard work from the people who created Project Tool, connect our circuits at Relate 2, laugh at Monkey Wrench at the Hideout, and explore the Devil in the Details: A portrait of Chicago. Find out more about Shred America at shredamericafilm.com.
On this weeks episode we talk with Brittany Meyer and Molly Kearney about what drew them to Chicago, Comedy, and the inspiration behind their monthly show "Strip Joker". We also discover Secret Cinema, learn how we got from Bye Anita to No Cop Academy, see the movie three years in the making at the Clamor and Claw [EP + FILM Release] || Scott William || Peggy Tenderass show, and share our art at AFMF presents: Juice Open Mic. Find out more about Strip Joker at stripjokercomedy.com.
On this week's episode we see the Writing on the Wall, check out the Revenge of the Nerds vol 3 at the Humboldt Park Library, see an amazing free show at Mykelle Deville || daymaker || blackerface || ze'ev, and make noise with the birds at Cirp Night at the Whistler w/ Sex No Babies and beastii.
On this week's episode we praise the art with Gabe Michalski while discussing his long and varied experience singing, podcasting, writing music on guitar and playing with the group Bash Bang. We also go see Gauze Presents: A Night At Archer Beachhaus, attend the Utopia Ball, become "Ladylike" at Cafe Mustache and get down to Bubbles Brown.
Worst Contact chronicles the adventures of slackers Tobes and Jesse. Our intrepid stoners are thrust into the spotlight after their middling podcast "Gnar Talk Radio" is accidentally uploaded to the NASA deep-space radio broadcast. It is well received by an alien culture who take it upon themselves to make first contact with Earth. Too bad they only want to learn of our existence from these two dopes.