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Sketch comedy, personal stories, original music, insightful essays, and short fiction. Life Lab Notes creates and curates episodes that look at life and how it works, and sometimes doesn't work. Each episode is about 15 minutes of entertaining, funny, uplifting, thought-provoking treats.
 
Musician/engineer/bartender Allen Epley talks with artists of all walks and at all levels of success about their own unique journeys and jobs they've worked in order to follow their passions. Many successful musicians, actors, filmmakers, composers, and comedians still have side gigs that afford them the ability to create their art for us. Some get to work in their chosen field and some work jobs that are convenient and make that buck. It is this unique hustle that's at the heart of this pod ...
 
Host Michael Churven takes you backstage for a freewheeling conversation with current and former members of the world famous Groundlings main company. Discover the origins of famous characters and sketches created on the Groundlings main stage and meet the comedians who have made The Groundlings one of the world’s most successful comedy theaters for over 45 years.
 
A weekly podcast with creators Curt Mega, Kim Whalen and Mike Tobias, exploring the art of storytelling with retrospectives on films and stories new and old, examining their impact, their legacy and their lessons and applying them to the world today. Each episode we will take a deep dive into stories across a wide variety of genres and mediums to gain better insight and understanding into how the stories we tell shape our lives, impact our culture and transform our world. Special guests and ...
 
This is a story about a flawed man, born of privilege, who only lived for himself. It tells of the last day of his newscast; of how his enemies plotted against him until the final battle, and of how his partner LeAnn abandoned him just when he thought he had it all figured out. It ends with a podcast. It begins in the wreckage of KCOM Studios on the night of Deathember 13th, 2021. In Somewhere West of New York City, the faithful still tune in at six o'clock, waiting for the newscast to start ...
 
The Dumb Show is a stupid sketch comedy podcast from the minds of Jay Brody and Roddy Colmer. (Sirius XM's The Todd Shapiro Show & Laugh League) Neil deGrasse Tyson's brother Tyson called this show "not as smart as my brother, but way funnier" he also added "Hey, I'm smart too." If this podcast were an Olympian, it would win gold, then fail a urine test, then drink the test. Welcome to The Dumb Show! Let the Dumb begin!
 
Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones is a sketch comedy podcast hosted by two longtime friends: Ted O’Gorman and Michael Paul Smith. It’s produced by Michael’s wife; podcaster Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast, True Crime Obsessed), and features the three of them, as well as Ted’s brother Mike O’Gorman (Vice Principals, A.P Bio) in every episode. The sketches are short and often bizarre, and the genuine affection that all the people involved have for each other permeates the materi ...
 
If Portlandia and Welcome To Night Vale had a baby it would be Welcome Thru Effingham. It's the city everyone has passed through and no one stops to explore. Until now, of course. Enjoy the characters and stories (that we made up) from the Crossroads of America; Effingham, IL. All characters and events in this show - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated - poorly. The following program contains clean comedy and due to its content shou ...
 
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Growing up in upstate New York, young Kendall Wind took piano lessons before migrating to bass guitar and leaning into The Rock Academy founded by School of Rock's Paul Greene. Her piano knowledge would later inform her bass and guitar playing in the band she put together at Rock Academy with singer Sam Quartin called The Bobby Lees, now on it's 3r…
 
Austin TX has evolved for better and worse over the past 50 years and Texas blues guitar rock legend Van Wilks has been witness to and in the middle of all of it. In fact the city named November 6th Honorary Van Wilks Day in 1997. Van gets much love from guitar wizards like Eric Johnson and Billy Gibbons, and songwriting masters like Christopher Cr…
 
Right after Jarboe had migrated from the Deep South to New York in the early 80's, she saw Michael Gira and Swans perform and knew that was her destiny. Swans impact today is felt in bands like FACS, Godflesh, Neurosis, Isis and Napalm Death with Jarboe and Michael as the figure heads of Swans. Jarboe's career is 33 albums deep between solo work/co…
 
Many musicians, waiting for their new record to be pressed, have mused to themselves about starting a vinyl manufacturing business, but John Lombardo actually put a real plan together with 3 other friends to create Smashed Plastic here in Chicago. John pieced together this coalition from his life and times within the music business as a record stor…
 
When Ben Jorgenson began to write a new record for his band Armor For Sleep, their first new music in over 10 years, his mind began to conjure a dystopian world, a post apocalyptic Earth with a museum that held pieces of the old world to remind us all of the past. It also happened that he was working through and dealing with a difficult divorce, an…
 
The pandemic takes its toll on everyone in different ways and Sarah Shook is not unique in that it yielded a new record, but this music was a new sort of fruit from a fresh vine. Sarah's delivery and metrics have up to now hewed to an 'outlaw country' quilt but these songs stood out from their work with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. They leaned towa…
 
AE goes back in the vault for a loving reexamination of his conversation on with actor Patrick Fabian (Ep. 37) of Better Call Saul as the high powered attorney Howard Hamlin. We talk about his time and tenure on BCS as that iconic series has just wrapped its final season, in which Patrick's character is central. There's even more poignancy and rele…
 
When drummer Zach Barocas began to play with his legendary band Jawbox again in late 2017 to rehearse for some reunion shows, he wasn't sure exactly how that might play out given they hadn't been in the same room together for about 20 years. Turns out, it went so well they're still playing shows now and in fact will be playing Riot Fest in Septembe…
 
Our handsome host Allen Epley goes guestless for this episode to take time to reflect and wax on the state of his state of mind. It is the eve of his 54th birthday and the week before his twins fly the coop for college and leave their parents alone at home at once, both elated and broken; free at last or utterly rudderless. Raising kids is a danger…
 
Drummer Ian Prince couldn't have predicted that at this time in his life he'd be making music again with the same two men who he really needed time away from in 2004 when Houston had been on the road for long stretches. After Houston's implosion, he formed Story of the Sea with his brother Adam Prince to make several albums of high level song craft…
 
Terrance Hannum, synth-ist and keyboardist in his darkly beautiful drone-core band Locrian, doesn't set out everyday to be the most creative human on earth, but more often than not, something does indeed get made. Between his job as a professor of 3D Printing and digital fabrication and his life in Locrian, he also manages to write award-winning fi…
 
Stephan "The Kid" Howard was christened thusly by the old blues players he first began gigging with as a bassist when he was only 13 years old in Chicago, and introduced him to a universe of music and travel that changed his life in every way. His time as both drummer and baritone guitarist in the influential Chicago band Pinebender in the 90's put…
 
Comic Joe Sib is that rare human who takes new endeavors that might normally intimidate the rest of us as a challenge. His punk-rock band Wax struck gold in the early 90's with a hit song California and a video directed by Spike Jonze known as the burning guy running in slow-mo video, then parlayed the success from that band into starting Side One …
 
Documentary filmmaker and my old homie Clayton Brown revisits the TGS confines for the 2nd time to chat about his new film in which he details the work of Doug Pagitt, an activist and progressive evangelical pastor who has been protesting current immigration policies by riding his bike along the US Border from San Diego to St Augustine. For this fi…
 
Pete Moffett has been working in the music industry as a drummer in the late 80's with bands like punkrock-forefathers Government Issue and also some guy named J Robbins, in the early 90's with Wool and Franz and Pete Stahl, and then again with J Robbins in the late 90's with Burning Airlines which rose mightily from the ashes of Jawbox. But his lo…
 
Trevor Shelley de Brauw took 26 months to get Covid and waited even longer to release his new RLYR record (Gilead Media), the Pelican guitarists side project and secret hook up. The new self-titled record, their 3rd, is an orchestrated love letter to guitar rock riffs, post hardcore surges and ambient waves. Pelican is also busy as they face a Euro…
 
Sketch readings, special guests, AND we're going to base a season 4 sketch on your live feedback... it's our End of Season Livestream! We'll see you at May 12, 6pm Eastern at this link! ~*~ Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates and outtakes, and don't forget to check out our merch on MischiefMerch.com! This show was produced by Jenson Neal, G…
 
Martin Bisi has owned BC Studios since 1980 when he started it with Brian Eno and Bill Laswell and has been witness to it's growth from gritty avante-garde hub of the No-Wave scene in which he was foundational, working with Lydia Lunch, Swans, Foetus and Sonic Youth into a largely gentrified but still arts-centric village. He's a pioneer for his wo…
 
The pandemic offered Evan Patterson an opportunity he hadn't had in years; to take some time off from touring with his earth-shaking band Young Widows, his solo outfit Jaye Jayle and with his ex-wife's band Emma Ruth Rundle after he played 210 dates in 2019. The breather has given him perspective on making music and why he does it. It also gave him…
 
Bassist/Drummer/Journalist Michelle Bacon found her calling late in the game to start playing in bands (Frogpond/Other Americans/Katie Guillen and the Drive) and also have her finger on the pulse of the Kansas City music scene as Content Creator and Data Manager at 90.9 The Bridge. She has witnessed and participated in the growth of the talent pool…
 
The rock and roll Scott McCloud grew up with in the 80's was a fantasy of glitz and glam far beyond the most ambitious of his dreams, until he heard punk rock in DC, and it all seemed very possible. Inevitable, even. His bands Soulside in DC and then Girls Against Boys out of NY were both highly influential heavy-weights. Between those bands, New W…
 
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