Welsh musician and composer John Cale moved to New York during the mid 1960’s. Instantly becoming part of the experimental music scene, along with Lou Reed, he was one of the founding members of seminal band Velvet Underground. He left the band in 1968 and since then has released dozens of albums. One of his most successful albums Fragments of a Rainy Season, originally recorded live during his 1992 tour, has just been reissued.
This week, John tells Jesse about his time in Velvet Undergound, working as a producer for The Stooges and Patti Smith, and who his favorite hip-hop artist is.
You can find more information about the reissue of Fragments of a Rainy Season here.
TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi are two of the most successful improv artists to ever exist. Both veterans of Chicago’s prestigious improv school Second City, they met in 2002 and had an instant connection that is very rare to find in an improv partner.
This week, Jesse sits down with the pair at the first ever Chicago Podcast Festival to discuss their improv methods, their road to longform improv, and why they never left Chicago, and why stand-up would be easier than improv
Solo Project of musician Jason Narducy who has played with everyone from Superchunk to Bob Mould. Here is his set from Bullseye live at the Chicago Podcast Festival.
Find more information and music here.
Hello there Cool Kid! Well, well, well! What have we got here? Another episode for you? HOW CONVENIENT! I mean, it is actually pretty convenient if you came here to listen to an episode! First, we tell you a little about the Tennessee wildfires and how you can help. This week, Breitbart launched a boycott campaign against Kellogg's for pulling their ads. We talk about three things that bugs us: Texas's new miscarriage/abortion law, black Santa backlash and income inequality! CNN sat down with some Trump supporters and the whole thing was embarrassing. Embarrassing for whom? Well, depends on who you ask! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!
Improviser Amy Shostak joins us to talk nude spas, unsubscribing from emails, and office Christmas parties.
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It's our first episode as all dads, and it's kind of a club banger? Like, you can probably chalk that up to the sleepless delirium that two of the three of us are undergoing, but maybe it's just a manifestation of that good, good lifelong responsibility.
Suggested talking points: Dadvice, Young Lovers, Food Pic Stealer, Where Everybody Knows Your Name, Cool Weed Tricks, Touched By An Old Angel, While You Were Sleeping Fans, Courtesy Ginger Ale, Ducking Punches
Comedian Janine Brito joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of a strip club billboard Jordan sees on his way to work, Jesse's Thanksgiving crisis, and Janine's life working in marketing.
When the Enterprise responds to a distress call sent by a ship full of dead bodies, what the away team finds over there keeps everyone up at night. But when sleep issues threaten to kill everyone on the ship, it's up to Counselor Troi to find a solution that may have something to do with her weird pot dreams. Is this episode a sequel to The Naked Now? Will a B-plus Pacino impression cut it on this podcast? Could Riker's hair be an instrument for measuring the crew's health? It's the episode that's basically Nagilum's wet dream.
Hello Internet! How are you? How's it going? What's up? What's shakin'? This week, we are discussing the art of CONVERSATION! Understandably, for many this is the hardest manners challenge there is! How do you start a conversation? How do you END a conversation?! How do you deal with being interrupted/interrupting others? How does one schmooze? All this plus answers to even more of your question! Enjoy and please remember to share!
Cold temperatures mean chapped lips and (for a lot of people) that might also mean Vaseline. But Vaseline is used for SO much more. Like way, way, way, way more. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they talk about one of the most useful things ever invented.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
We are LIVE! With a real studio audience and everything, recording from the Legendary Steppenwolf Theatre at the First Annual Chicago Podcast Festival, in the Windy City! So windy, Nnekay and James had some rocky flights in. We weren't ready for Christmas until we found Chicago's magical Christmas Town Village! Omarosa, Ben Carson, and especially Peter Thiel of Paypal, James is coming for you as he investigates and potentially answers why people, minorities, women, or even LGBT folk sometimes vote against themselves. Nnekay lifts up the millennials as she highlights their response to the election of D. Double Butt with their protest walkouts #SanctuarySchool. And it has a hashtag, so you know it's cool! Also, why didn't James and Nnekay participate in UC Santa Cruz annual naked runs? In Quizlet Korner Nnekay turns to the audience for help as we comb through potential celebrity "outings", tampons for presidents, sex tapes, and secret gay tunnels! And most importantly: WE'RE LIVE!!!
Biz and Theresa think back to what life was like when we were just passengers in the cars of life and are fairly certain there was no way we were distracting to our parents. We then impress each other with our feats of managing small children while driving…who knew you could open granola bars and pitch them over your head perfectly to land in your toddler’s mouth? Plus, Biz fears the new year and Theresa gobbles up the good times!
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans