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Nate Shelkey - William Goldman

We talk to comedian Nate Shelkey about screenwriter William Goldman. Though he's most famous writing the book and movie "The Princess Bride," as well as the screenplay for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," Goldman has written many other movies you've likely seen, and also wrote a ton of novels which you likely have not read. Nate has seen and read them all and we talk about it. We also get into many of the great anecdotes Goldman has shared in his two books on screenwriting, and we predict that actor Dustin Hoffman will never be successful.

Also Will talks about the Howard Jones song "No One Is To Blame" and Anthony raves about the movie "Sing Street."

Direct download: 99_nate_shelkey_william_goldman2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26am EST

Lennon Parham, Danielle Schneider, Deb Tarica - Indigo Girls

We talk to a panel of passionate guests about their love for the INDIGO GIRLS. Our panel is Lennon Parham, Danielle Schneider and Deb Tarica. They are comedians and friends and attend an Indigo Girls concert together at least once a year.

We talk about what is so awesome about the Indigo Girls' music, we get into each panel members top 5 songs, the way they all got into them, the emotions their songs bring out and more. For the sake of some minor bits, Will pretends he will never listen to the Indigo Girls.

Also, Will corrects some incorrect info he said about the Throwing Muses song "Not Too Soon" in an earlier episode. And Anthony talks about the case of Bertha Boronda's mayhem circa 1900.

Direct download: 98_Lennon_Parham_Danielle_Schneider_Deb_Tarica_-_Indigo_Girls2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Drew DiFonzo Marks - Buddhism

Actor, comedian, improviser Drew DiFonzo Marks talks to us about BUDDHISM. How it pulled him out of a huge depression, what of its principles spoke to him first, how he meditates, meditation retreats and the story of why he has a wagon wheel tattooed on his right forearm. We get into it!

Also Will talks about giving voice commands to Siri and Anthony discusses the book The Secret Life of the American Musical.

Hey, and also we ask listeners to tweet us "gun to your head" questions Anthony and Will can ask each other for episode 100, which is coming up in 3 episodes! Tweet them to Will @willhines or Anthony @theanthonyking. Thanks!!!

Direct download: 97_Drew_DiFonzo_Marks_-_Buddhism2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Anne Lane - Norovirus

Comedian, actress and writer Anne Lane comes on the show to talk about her obsession with the norovirus. This is a virus that causes symptoms very similar to an intense stomach flu but is also incredibly transmissible. It both terrifies and fascinates Anne, and we felt the same way. We get into fears of vomiting, the fears of viruses in general, how far one is willing to go to be safe and clean and lots of other truly disturbing things. Check it out!

Also, Will talks about the Neil Gaiman book American Gods and, in a bit of follow-up, Anthony talks about his success making the liqueur limoncello. 

Direct download: 96_Anne_Lane_-_Norovirus2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Eva Anderson - Immersive Theater

We bring back television writer and UCB sketch maestro Eva Anderson to talk about her recent but potentially problematic (our words) obsession with IMMERSIVE THEATRE. This is the type of theatre where the audience is involved. Eva talks about a show she went to which tried to simulate the experience of being born for one audience member at a time, and how that led to her hiring a theater group to make a play that takes place in her actual life. We also talk about stuff like Sleep No More (the immersive theater version of Hamlet/Rebecca that runs in NYC) but yeah we talk more about how she hired a theater group to make a play in her life.

Also, Will talks about an air quality app and Anthony talks about the hilarious Trump/Ryan "plays" in the twitter account of Owen Ellickson.

 

Direct download: 95_Eva_Anderson_-_Immersive_Theater2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

James Mastraieni - Modern Immortality

We talk to actor/comedian James Mastraieni about the enticing topic of modern immortality and life extensions. Oh man, the science these days is crazy. How to stop cells from aging, replacing organs, and just lots of crazy technological stuff. We also get into whether it'd be worth living a long time, and what it could mean to the Earth if we as a species pull that off.

And then also Will talks about the Throwing Muses song "Not Too Soon" and Anthony discusses the International Cryptozoological Museum of Portland, Maine.

 

Direct download: 94_James_Mastarieni_-_Modern_Immortality2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jamie Gaul - Female Serial Killers

Actor/comedian Jamie Gaul talks to us about the gruesome but compelling topic of female serial killers! Why don't they get talked about? Why were so many nurses and caretakers? Why so many children that either were or weren't their own? We also get into the topic of serial killing in general, and how being obsessed with serial killers isn't the same as being into horror movies.

Will talks about apples (yes, just apples) and Anthony discusses transcendental meditation.

 

Direct download: 93_Jamie_Gaul_-_Female_Serial_Killers2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Johnny Meeks - Theology

We talk to actor/comedian/improviser Johnny Meeks about THEOLOGY. Johnny's dad was a for-real theologist, and we're talking teaching, writing books, studied with Germans, preached in MLK Jr.'s church theologist.  It takes us into discussions about politics, and social media and empathy. Whoa.

Also Will talks about Ira Robbins' early review of Nirvana's Nevermind and Anthony talks about a 1950s singer named Buddy Knox and his song about Big Foot.

 

Direct download: 92_Johnny_Meeks_-_Theology2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Brian Hines - Bands That Do Their Job

Improviser Brian Hines (yes, related to co-host Will) talks about the concept of "Bands That Do Their Job." Meaning bands like Journey, who consistently crank out hits and yet would make you laugh if someone named them as their favorite band. We debate who is in and who is out of this admittedly meaningless list.

Also, Will talks about muckraker Ida Tarbell and Anthony gets into the movie Swiss Army Man.

Direct download: 91_Brian_Hines_-_Bands_That_Do_Their_Job2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Marcy Jarreau - The Paranormal

Actor/comedian Marcy Jarreau joins us to discuss her obsession with The Paranormal. Poltergeists, haunted houses, ESP, psychics and lots more including cool terms you haven't heard of it. 

In an inadvertent showdown of "who has the worst minor obsession" Will talks about poaching eggs and Anthony discusses the feeling you get when you using a toilet not at your home and it's about to overflow.

They also talk about the web site their mutual friend Beth Newell's brilliant web site Reductress for a while. 

Direct download: 90_Marcy_Jarreau_-_The_Paranormal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST