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S2.EP18 - Theo Von with music from PJ's My Cousin Too

Theo Von is a comedian/actor whom you may recognize from MTV's Road Rules, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 4, or Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Theo is also the founder of CrankTexts.com. PJ’s My Cousin Too is a fusion of rhythm and funk formed by Michigan cousins Ryan Kramar and Jordan Jackson. They maintain a goal of not being assigned a category—just a good time and a good sound. For more about Theo Von and his various projects, go to www.theovon.com or www.cranktexts.com. You can download free tracks from PJ's My Cousin Too on their profile page at www.reverbnation.com/pjsmycousintoo.

Direct download: S2.EP18_-_Theo_Von_with_music_from_PJs_My_Cousin_Too.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT
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S2.EP17 - Elizabeth Laime with music from Dangermuffin

The host of Earwolf's 'Totally Laime' podcast Elizabeth Laime joins us for this episode. Providing some 'organic, sand-blasted roots rock, with a sweet jam spread' for us is South Carolina's Dangermuffin. To check out Elizabeth's podcast, go to www.totallylaimepodcast.com. For more from Dangermuffin, their website is at www.dangermuffinmusic.com.

Direct download: S2.EP17-Elizabeth_Laime_with_the_music_of_Dangermuffin.mp3
Category:podcasting -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT
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S2.EP16 - Jim Florentine with music from Embrace Agony

Jim Florentine, the great comedian and co-host of Vh1 Classic's 'That Metal Show', joins us for this episode. During our conversation, Jim discusses a variety of subjects with us...including: the new season of TMS, interviewing Axl Rose, his take on the Tracy Morgan controversy, similarities between the passings of Greg Giraldo and Jani Lane, hanging out in New Jersey with Metallica during their early days and lots more. We also proudly present the aggressive, melody-infused heavy metal of Brooklyn, NY's Embrace Agony. We'll feature 2 songs from their current EP 'Path To Redemption'. For more from Jim Florentine, go to www.jimflorentine.com. Jim's new comedy album, 'Cringe n' Purge' is available now on iTunes. Embrace Agony can be found at www.embraceagony.com.

Direct download: S2.EP16_-_Jim_Florentine_with_music_from_Embrace_Agony.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:00am EDT
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S2.EP15 - Grace Helbig with music from Candice Anitra

This episode we visit with the hilarious Grace Helbig from G4's Attack of the Show & the popular video blog 'Daily Grace'. We'll also feature the music of Brooklyn-based R&B songstress Candice Anitra. To catch episodes of Daily Grace go to www.youtube.com/user/dailygrace. For more from Candice Anitra, her website is at www.candiceanitra.com.

Direct download: S2.EP15_-_Grace_Helbig_with_Candice_Anitra_2.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT
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S2.EP14 - Wes Freed with music from The Far West

This episode, we're privileged to visit with musician and visual artist Wes Freed. Wes is best known for creating the album cover and poster art for the band Drive-By Truckers. During our in-depth conversation, we touch on a lot of varied ground including: people's misconceptions about the American South, the greatness of shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, why Wes feels all parties ultimately benefited from Jason Isbell's departure from DBT, his participation in the documentary 'The Secret to a Happy Ending' and his penchant for using unique found objects as the canvas for his art. Providing some heartfelt music for us is an authentic Americana band from Los Angeles named The Far West. We'll feature 2 songs from their self-titled debut album. For more about the work of Wes Freed, and to check out his phenomenal portfolio, go to www.wesfreed.com. The Far West can be found on both Facebook and their website, www.thefarwestband.com.

Direct download: S2.EP14_-_Wes_Freed_with_music_from_The_Far_West.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT
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S2.EP13 - Grae Drake with music from The Bright

Our ol' buddy, pal and BFF, the lovely Grae Drake joins us to discuss her increasingly successful career as a film critic for Movies.com. She also fills us in on her gig as a movie correspondent for CNN and the future of her popular podcast, The Popcorn Mafia. We also get to hear about the magnificent journey Grae took to India last summer. Always good times catching up with the 'Red Devil' herself. Our music feature is a fantastic six-piece pop-rock outfit from Arlington, TX named The Bright. We'll share with you 2 songs from their current album 'Objects of My Affection'. You can catch Grae Drake at www.movies.com/movie-reviews/grae-drake or at www.popcornmafia.com. The Bright's website is at www.thebrightmusic.com.

Direct download: S2.EP13_-_Grae_Drake_with_the_music_of_The_Bright_2.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT
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S2.EP12 - Jesse Thorn with music from The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band

Podcasting pioneer Jesse Thorn joins for this episode! Jesse is the host of the public radio show 'The Sound of Young America' and the popular podcast 'Jordan Jesse Go'. His programming network, Maximum Fun, boasts some of the funniest podcasts on the Web, as well as it's own annual fan summit, Max Fun Con. Some of the areas covered during our hour-long conversation include: Jesse's recollections of his appearances on the Adam Carolla show, thoughts on the Skylar Brothers, his love for the TV sitcom Cheers, what some of his favorite podcasts are, the smells of Comic-Con and his involvement in bringing Marc Maron's WTF to public radio. Providing music for this episode is a bombastic country/blues power trio from Brown County, Indiana, The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band. We'll share with you 2 songs from their album 'The Wages'. For more about the many projects of Jesse Thorn, go to www.maximumfun.org. The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band can be found at www.bigdamnband.com.

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S1.EP16 - Eddie Pepitone with music from David Wu

This episode we were joined by the absolutely brilliant comedian (and co-host of the Long Shot podcast), Eddie Pepitone. Eddie did this interview with us while en route to an appearance on the David Feldman podcast. It was actually quite the busy day for Eddie, as he almost didn't make it onto OUR show, due to what would've been impromptu opportunity to perform on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE. You'll hear why that didn't end up happening, as well as Eddie's take on a myriad of different topics. Be forewarned, you may hear occasional background noises (ie. airplanes, passing cars) during this conversation. Fortunately, none of it obscures the always unique experience that IS the great Eddie Pepitone. Also joining us is, our good friend, musician & producer David Wu. David is the mind behind a project known as The Fringemunks. We'll take you through several audio examples of David's musical evolution and talk about what inspires him to create his art. We also touch on several unexpected potpourri topics that make for some interesting dialogue. For more info about Eddie Pepitone, go to www.eddiepepitone.com. Eddie's podcast can be found at www.thelongshotpodcast.com. To find out more about David Wu, his website is at www.DavidWuMusic.com. (Original airdate: June 11, 2010)

Direct download: S1.EP16_-_Eddie_Pepitone_with_music_from_David_Wu.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT
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S2.EP11 - Sean Conroy with music from Modern Man

Sean Conroy is a is a well-respected comedy writer, improvisor & stand-up performer who's work has appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, Adult Swim and Spike TV. He is also a regular performer in the the Upright Citizens Brigade improv show, ASSCAT, as well as the host of one of the funniest podcasts in existence, The Long Shot. During our hour-long interview, Sean opens up about the inner workings of his podcast and the unique personalities of his co-hosts. We also discuss, in no particular order: the all-time greatness of HBO's 'The Wire', memories of Bill Hicks, the appropriateness of social commentary within comedy, the short-lived sitcom 'Players', surviving the wrath of Hollywood and much more. Music for this episode is provided by Washington, D.C.'s Modern Man. We proudly share 2 songs from their release, 'The Almost EP'. For more about Sean's podcast, check out www.thelongshotpodcast.com. To check out more music from Modern Man, go to www.modernmandc.com.

Direct download: S2.EP11_-_Sean_Conroy_with_music_From_Modern_Man.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:12am EDT
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S2.EP10 - Lili VonSchtupp with music from Amanda Shires

The Los Angeles Times calls her 'The Foul-Mouthed, Buxom Godmother of LA Burlesque'. "In this land of the thin, blond ideal, Lili VonSchtupp draws crowds to a dive bar in Hollywood every week to celebrate real women with real bodies. In case anyone forgets anything, VonSchtupp packs an emergency kit with fish-net stockings, spare pasties and an extra g-string thong. She calls herself the "den mother of the best sorority ever." Lili is the producer of LA's longest running weekly burlesque show, The Monday Night Tease. She also provides the signature background laughter and audio production for Mike Schmidt's 'The 40 Year Old Boy' podcast. Providing music from this episode is Amanda Shires. Americana UK writes: "Shires is a damn talented and idiosyncratic song-writer...She is a fiddling maestro. At times her energetic, jittery vocals and eccentric lyrical subjects mark her out as a young female heir to the godfather of strange, Mr. Tom Waits. In her more conventional moments Shires sounds like the weird young niece of Dolly Parton." We'll share 2 songs from her album, Carrying Lightning. For more from Lili VonSchtupp go to MondayNightTease.com and BurlesqueClasses.com. To learn more about the music for Amanda Shires, check out AmandaShires.net.


Direct download: S2.EP10_-_Lili_VonSchtupp_with_music_from_Amanda_Shires_1.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:39am EDT
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