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Bill and James go through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole as they explore the personal mythology of their deep bond around the artistry and music of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Absurd, unexpected, off the wall and under the table, this is the podcast nobody was waiting for and everyone's been dreaming about, innocently. Featuring... in the center ring: itinerant theater director, bricoleur, and Fairy Podmother, Cheryl King; writer, thespian rain dog, and Fashion Fangod, Bruce ...
 
(parenthetical) is a short, twice-a-week podcast presenting mini-reviews of a handful of films each episode, hosted by a long time movie loving couple. The movies in each episode are (usually) thematically linked, and at least one review per week is for a film currently at the box office. Featured films are a mix of the old and new, mainstream and obscure, so you are sure discover forgotten classics and new gems every episode.
 
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This one's for all our die-hard Tom Wait's fans out there with the classic Dream Regime Lineup picking a favorite song from each decade and expounding on the effect Tom has had on our lives. Leaving a place in our hearts and feeling the gratitude to be walking on the same planet as our Muse, Bill also reads a very moving share from a Trucker fan po…
 
Here is the Next Episode of Ultra Quiz Plus, featuring Ian Macdonald, Nic Dufault and TV's Nate White with Host Doug Birgfeld and Ann-Marie Keene in the Bird cage: Topics covered include: historical nicknames, misused slang words and things the police get up to. We had some audio quality issues we can attribute to a live band playing a bit closer t…
 
Aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnd We're Back! To get ready for our new series of UQ+, we are releasing a show we recorded a long while ago. In this show, we brought back some of your favorite questions and put them to a New Panel: We had Julie Poulin, Sara Poulin and Dawn Hartill joining Doug Birgfeld and Sheldon Bird at the wonderful Craft Brew Underground Boom …
 
The dream regime is back at it, this time delving into the bottom of anxiety, fear and the opposites - Trust and the holy now rodeo. Including a few hilarious panic attack tales, a recap of the origins of the podcast and an outstanding cover of "In the Neighborhood" by Peter Gabriel. It's another fun hour of delirious conversation on the music of T…
 
Once again the Dream Regime, now five strong, leaps into another sideways conversation about all things nostalgia and conjures up some classic Tom Waits tunes. With a tribute to the recently deceased MeatLoaf and his cover of "Martha", it's another hour of camaraderie, conviviality and conundrums galore. Feel the Love, folks!…
 
The Dream Regime reunites, now five strong, to start the New Year with a robust discussion on resilience, pig farming and the fifth Beatle. With lots of great songs including a cover of 'Trampled Rose' by Robert Plant and Allison Krause. It's a 3 theme song episode folks, which says it all. Feel the Love!…
 
Spreading a bit of Holiday cheer mixed with sadness, the Dream Regime minus Da Scherm falls backwards into choral versions of some Tom Waits' classics. With a wee side trip into Bob's front annual Leprechaun Land front porch extravaganza, it's a holiday episode even the kids can enjoy. Feel the love, folks!…
 
Happy Halloween and dia de los muertos folks! After a long break the Dream Regime plus Mr. Very Young and Very Cool return to dive back into the love, the laughter, the tragedy and the poignant deliciousness of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennans' all hallowed eves repertoire. Sharing childhood Trick or Treat memories this one's also a tribute to James…
 
We start Season 8 with the Dream Machine +1 as Bob, our new regular from Chicago and the creator of Waits Waits Don't Tom Me, joins us for a robust discussion about the discombobulated conundrums that surround Tom Waits. We're talking the Trolley Dilemma, Beat Poets, Anthems, Characters in Danger, Jobs I never thought I'd have as a child, "Jitterbu…
 
Friend of the Podcast from WWDTM, Bob Kearns steps in to fill the big size 10s of Da Scherm who's MIA. Another raucous conversation ensues until Bill surprises the team with a Hank3 song featuring Tom and the classic guest appearance in 1977 on 'Fernwood Tonight'. Feel the love, folks!By Atomic Muse Productions
 
Welcome back to Ultra Quiz Plus. In a show recorded Live at Craft Brew Underground in Auburn Maine, Doug and Sheldon are Joined by Ann-Marie Keene, Nic Dufault and Johnny Friggin' Ater, for an evening of Quiz Based Improv, songs, Animal noises and of course Absurd True or False. In this spoof of Panel Quiz shows anything can happen, like and subscr…
 
After a 3 month long hiatus, the Dream Team emerges rested and ready to tackle all things quintessentially Tom and leap into the work of Salvador Dalí, Pythagorus, Aristotle, Schrödinger's Cat and what it's like to be Big in Japan. In the end, they discover nobody loves Nighthawks at the Diner more than Cheryl, and play that classic cut to prove it…
 
Hello ladies and Gentleman. Its time for a new absurd comedy quiz installment this week featuring Al Ghanekar, Ann-Marie Keene and Julie Nye, joining the Lovely Sheldon Bird and Host Doug Birgfeld. We cover a wide range of topical and absurd subjects like Beltane, Wether Trees are resentful and a blisteringly amazing song round about Rudy Giuliani.…
 
Join Doug and his guests: Dawn Hartill, Julie Poulin, and Sara Poulin-Caron as they, along with Sheldon Bird, traverse the absurd quiz-scape that is this laugh-a-minute comedy quiz show. The panel covers everything from Social Media Mistakes to Identifying Dildos. Also we check in on Liza Minelli and Lindsey Graham. Please gives us some stars (5) a…
 
Welcome back to a new episode of the Quiz. Strap in because we had a wild and wonder panel comprised of Max Ater, Gabriel Buery-Moore (no relation) and Johnny Friggin' Ater. Hosts Doug Birgfeld and Sheldon Bird struggled to contain the hilarity into the format while Mike Williams at CBU provided us with fortifying beer. All in all its a great versi…
 
It time again for the worlds only Ultra Quiz. This week we have Amanda Kinsey, Leonard Kimble and Mike Gray along with the lovely Sheldon Bird. This show was recorded at Craft Brew Underground in Auburn Maine. We cover an array of topics this week from baby names, to Liza Minelli; from arcane senate rules to the very heart of fairy tales. Along wit…
 
Ultra Quiz Plus returns to CBU with Amanda Kinsey, Gabriel Beury-Moore, and Al Ghanekar. Host, Doug Birgfeld and the Lovely, Sheldon Bird put Maine's top comics through their paces in this absurd and topical panel quiz show, recorded live at Craft Brew Underground in Auburn Me. There are jokes, one liners, improv, songs and banter, and of course, l…
 
The Dream Regime celebrates the day of Hearts, Candy and Romance by once again digging into stories of heartbreak and Tom Waits' sad love songs. That's right folks, we're talking Astragalus, Verona, inhaling the world and a black flannel negligee. What else can one hope for? Blind Love!By Atomic Music Productions
 
Welcome to the 3rd show in our 3rd series of Ultra Quiz Plus. The absurd comedy quiz that everyone is talking about. This show features 3 of Maine's top comics. Ann-Marie Keene, Amanda Kinsey and Dawn Hartill, who joined Doug Birgfeld and Co-Host Sheldon Bird at Craft Brew Underground in Auburn, Me. We covered the topical and sublime as we rollicke…
 
In this episode of Ultra Quiz Plus, We were joined again by the talents of Dawn Hartill, Ann-Marie Keene, Leonard Kimble and the Lovely Sheldon Bird. We had a lovely evening with our audience at Craft Brew Underground, however, you wont hear the loveliness in its completeness. It was just too HOT for the podcast! Actually, we had a technical issue …
 
We are back after the holiday break with a new series of Ultra Quiz Plus. We had a fantastic roster of guests for the first show in series 3! Dawn Hartill, Leonard Kimble and Ann-Marie Keene, making her debut, kicked off the new season like the legends they are! Of course, Doug Birgfeld and Sheldon Bird return as your hosts and we are back in the f…
 
Happy New Year Folks! The guest list grows in 2021 as WWDTM's Bob Kearns joins the Dream Regime yet again for some madcap mayhem, philosophical patter, and to drag old family skeletons out of the cellar. Digging deep into the ramifications of being raised right and the importance of proper automotive maintenance, Cheryl proves to Da Scherm she ain'…
 
Just in time for the Holidays, the Dream Regime gets an unexpected call from Tad Gunn on tour in Belarus with fashion tips during the pandemic. Plus friend of the podcast Bruce Barton calls in to join the chat about childhood camps and some favorite Tom Waits campy songs. Happy Holidays folks!By Atomic Muse Productions
 
It's our annual Christmas Show and season 2 finale. Thats right its been another Full season of Ultra Quiz Plus with this marking our 42nd Show. We had an all star cast for this Holiday Special featuring Dawn Hartill, Amanda KInsey, and Julie Poulin, joining Sheldon Bird and Host, Doug Birgfeld. Craft Brew Underground was our lovely host and we wer…
 
That's right, it's time for the annual UQ+ Thanksgiving Special, this year featuring Brian Brinegar, Dawn Hartill, and Nate White, with the illustrious Sheldon Bird in a rollicking quiz recorded live at Craft Brew Underground on 34 Court St in Auburn Me. All your favorite dishes were serves: Stand Up round, True or False, Charity and of Course the …
 
From Uncle Dang to Auntie Em this episode is full of crazy relative stories from the Dream Regime just in time for Thanksgiving. Cemetery Polka, Pontiac, and a great cover of Come On Up To The House by Willie Nelson and Cheryl Crow are in the mix too. Feel the Love, folks!!By Atomic Muse Productions
 
Ultra Quiz Plus is an absurd comedy panel quiz featuring up-in-coming comedians and comic performers as they attempt to answer topsy turvy questions presented by Hosts, Doug Birgfeld, light entertainer and Sheldon Bird, Avian Human Cross Breed. It ranges from satire to surreal, is sometimes topical and always unpredictable. This Week is our electio…
 
That's right folks, this one takes a peak at the similarities between the career of the late great iconic David Bowie and that of our legendary Tom Waits. Happening upon an article that found similarities in their struggles and transcendence, musical influences and love of all things Burroughs, the dream regime once again celebrates with some unusu…
 
Ultra Quiz Plus is an absurd comedy panel quiz featuring up-in-coming comedians and comic performers as they attempt to answer topsy turvy questions presented by Hosts, Doug Birgfeld, light entertainer and Sheldon Bird, Avian Human Cross Breed. It ranges from satire to surreal, is sometimes topical and always unpredictable. This week Doug and Sheld…
 
Hold on to your hats folks. The dream regime and a surprise caller explore a new podcast that's emerged which defies logic and has caused discombobulation with Waits fans from here to Johnsburg Illinois. Claiming to be the one and only but you be the judge. Feel the love!By Atomic Muse Productions
 
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