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S2.EP1 - Joey CoCo Diaz with the music of Courtesy Call

For our Season 2 premiere, we're joined once again by the always outrageous Joey CoCo Diaz! You know 'Mad Flavor' from his appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience and his own hilarious podcast, Beauty and Da Beast. He's also appeared in the movies Spiderman 2, The Longest Yard, Analyze That and on the TV shows My Name Is Earl, Everybody Hates Chris and How I Met Your Mother. Supplying music for us this episode are Reno's own Courtesy Call. We'll sample songs from their new EP, Something Special. Check out Joey's podcast at www.beautyanddabeast.com. For more info on Courtesy Call, they can be found on Facebook.

Direct download: S2.EP1_-_Joey_CoCo_Diaz_with_music_from_Courtesy_Call.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:53am EDT
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S1.EP17 - Harvey Pekar with music from Northcoast Jazz Collective

He's been referred to as the Blue Collar Mark Twain. He is a celebrated writer, literary reviewer and music pundit. His life and work were adapted into a phenomenal 2003 movie where he was portrayed brilliantly by actor Paul Giamatti. In this episode, Milk of Minutia is proud to present a conversation with the legendary Harvey Pekar. Providing music is Cleveland's own, Northcoast Jazz Collective. For more about Pekar's continuing creative legacy, go to www.smithmag.net/pekarproject. To discover more about the music of Northcoast Jazz Collective, go to www.northcoastjazzcollective.com(original airdate: June 17, 2010)

Direct download: 17_Harvey_Pekar_with_music_from_Northcoast_Jazz_Collective.mp3
Category:books -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT
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S1.BONUSEP - John Lloyd Young

This time out we have the honor speaking with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young. Mr. Young is of course best known for playing the role of Frankie Valli in the blockbuster Broadway musical Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut. We are also proud to present music from the Original Broadway Recording featuring John Lloyd Young on vocals. Special thanks to the fine people at MPL Music Publishing and to Dona Miller for helping to make this episode possible. John Lloyd Young's website is at www.johnlloydyoung.com. (Original airdate: October 28, 2010)

Direct download: BONUS_John_Lloyd_Young.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 8:12am EDT
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S1.EP20 - Alison Arngrim with music from The Fox Hunt

Best known for her role as Nellie Oleson in the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie, actress and comedian Alison Arngrim joins us for our 20th episode. Alison's new book is titled 'Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated'. During our conversation, Alison delivers frank recollections on: growing up as a child actor, her relationships with fellow Little House castmates and survivng sexual abuse. We also discuss her activism for organizations like protect.org and various AIDS charities. Providing music this week, is an incredible bluegrass/country/folk hybrid from Martinsburg, West Virginia. They go by the name of The Fox Hunt and we're excited to share their work with you. For more about Alison Arngrim's various endeavours, go to www.hgd.com/alison. To check out more music from The Fox Hunt, go to, www.thefoxhunt.net(original airdate: July 09, 2010)

Direct download: 20_Alison_Arngrim_with_music_from_The_Fox_Hunt.mp3
Category:books -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT
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S1.EP45 - Danny Lobell with music from The Worsties

Comedian, writer and storyteller Danny Lobell joins us this episode to talk about times he's spent with such legends as George Carlin, Jackie Mason and Harvey Pekar. Danny is also the host of his own popular podcast where he regularly talks with some of the biggest names in comedy at www.comicalradio.com. Providing music for us is an AWESOME ska/punk/pop hybrid from Nashville, Tennessee. 'The Worsties' serve up some tunes from their new EP 'Let's GO!'. For more information on Danny Lobell, his website is at www.dannylobell.com. You can check more great music from The Worsties at www.theworsties.com. We also want to extend special thanks to the great Kevin Allison for allowing us to use an excerpt from his RISK! podcast episode containing Danny Lobell's story 'Chickens of Bushwick'. (original airdate: February 11, 2011)

Direct download: Danny_Lobell_with_the_music_of_The_Worsties.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT
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S1.EP21 - Julia Nunes

Our guest and musical feature for this episode is the phenomenal Julia Nunes. Four short years ago, armed with her trusted ukulele, college student and musical prodigy Julia Nunes posted a video for a newly written song (First Impressions) on YouTube. She did this with the intent of showing only a few close friends. Before long, her You Tube channel boasted over 60 songs. Some were originals, some covers of popular radio songs...ALL racking up well-over HALF A MILLION VIEWS! At only 21 years old, Julia is a bona-fide international indie music sensation. With regular gigs at venues in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, as well as 2 years in a row at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, it won't be long before Julia Nunes becomes a household name. Milk of Minutia is extremely pleased to present this episode, featuring conversation and music from this do-it-yourself future superstar. Julia's website is at www.julianunes.com. Her YouTube channel is at www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa. (original airdate: July 16, 2010)

Direct download: Julia_Nunes.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT
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S1.EP22 - Jackie Tohn

This episode, our guest & musical feature is the mega-talented Jackie Tohn. Most people remember her from season eight of Fox's 'American Idol'. Truth is, Jackie has been exercising her talents as an actress & musician for quite some time. Her first acting gig of note was alongside Fran Drescher on 'The Nanny' at age 12. She has 3 music albums to her credit, the latest one entitled '2.YO'. She's also appeared in the television shows The Sopranos, Strangers with Candy, Angel, Veronica Mars, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We're happy to share with our listeners some music and conversation with this formidable double threat. For more info on Jackie, go to www.jackietohn.com. (original airdate: July 23, 2010)

Direct download: Jackie_Tohn.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT
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S1.EP41 - Jim Harold with music from These Electric Lives

This episode we're joined by the man behind the Paranormal Podcast Network, Jim Harold. Jim proves to be just as engaging as the subject matter he covers. Among the topics covered: skepticism, UFOs, psychics, life after death, ghost phenomena and the future of podcasting. We are also proud to welcome back Toronto's own These Electric Lives. This time around, we feature selections from their new album 'We See Light'. To check Jim's various podcasts, go to www.jimharold.com. To find out more about the music of These Electric Lives, go to www.theseelectriclives.com. (original airdate: January 8, 2011)

Direct download: Jim_Harold_with_music_from_These_Electric_Lives.mp3
Category:podcasting -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
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S1.EP44 - Courtney Delnevo with music from Andrew Belle

This episode we visit with Courtney Delnevo from Mediaweek to dish the dirt on all current pop culture and entertainment happenings. Helping us with out with some music is Andrew Belle, who lends us 2 tracks from his current album, 'The Ladder'. You can catch Courtney as a semi-regular co-host on 'The Programming Insider' podcast (with Marc Berman) at http://marcberman.tv/podcast. For more info on Andrew Belle, go to www.andrewbelle.com. (original airdate: February 6, 2011)

Direct download: Courtney_Delnevo_with_music_from_Andrew_Belle.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT
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S1.EP.43 - Mike Schmidt with music from Bodhi

This episode we're joined by the host of 'The 40-Year Old Boy' podcast, Mike Schmidt. Mike has been a standup comedian and writer for over 20 years.  His writing credits include 'Cheap Seats' for ESPN Classic and 'Funniest Pets And People' for WGN/TBS. He is also known for his time as a former co-host on Jimmy Pardo's 'Never Not Funny' podcast. Mike's voice talents can now be heard on the HBO animated series, 'Life and Times of Tim'. Providing music is Florida jam band, Bodhi. Mike's hilarious podcast can be found at www.mikeschmidtcomedy.com. To check out more music from Bodhi, their website is at www.bodhilive.com. (original airdate: January 30, 2011)

Direct download: 43_Mike_Schmidt_with_music_from_Bodhi.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT
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