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The Dork Forest

Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian is a standup comic and is interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. It's Dork on Dork Dialog adn the safest space in podcastville. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling...Show More

1:03:20 | Aug 20th

Brian Posehn @brianposehn, famously, dorks out about heavy metal and has a Dnd Podcast and I get to learn SO MUCH. Heavy Metal. Thrash Metal. A band called UFO. Let’s do this.

1:08:59 | Aug 13th

Robert Hurt (@AstroRob IG: @AstroRobLA UniverseUnplugged.org) returns!! Astrophysicist and an ENORMOUS fan o the Trek… we get deep into Deep Space Nine. See that word usage? The show is much better than that sentence. (he publishes artist concepts of...Show More

1:03:51 | Aug 6th

My BROTHER Phil is back on the show to tell tales of riding the non-rails. Phil Kashian is a part of the TDF Ranger group if you want to talk to him. https://www.facebook.com/groups/353762778033456/ This was fun. It’s like getting to know my OWN BROT...Show More

1:02:16 | Jul 30th

So many things were learned. The age appropriateness of Jessica Fletcher’s love interests. Caitlin Gill (@RobotCaitlin – NEW ALBUM Aug 2nd!! MAJOR) is a great comic and a delight. You will love this even if Murder She Wrote is not your jam.

1:03:41 | Jul 23rd

REMEMBER HEROSCAPE? Me either. But @_J_Herrmann_ told me all about it and now I wanna play. It's tabletop vs. with kewl toys. This one was fun. You will love.

1:04:39 | Jul 16th

Beth Topper (@magentalady) knows photography from the production side and it’s fascinating. Turns out there some real basic colors out there. You combine them to make other colors. And then you print those photos. It’s great. You will love.

1:01:44 | Jul 12th

YES... I've decided that, while a girl likes to be asked... just do it yerself!! So this is the SECOND Marvel Spoiler ep of The Dork Forest with the longbox I married, Andy Ashcraft. www.giantsdancegames.com. ENJOY.

1:01:20 | Jul 9th

Sci Fi Noir and Space Opera and Syfy and Amazon. Justin Marchert (@JustinMarchert and www.FantasyHospital.com) is a comic and has lit a fire for me to see more than just the first season of this really cool show. Let us dork OUT about The Expanse.

1:04:52 | Jul 2nd

Old Liquor stores and neon and California sun have Matt Oswalt (@mattoswaltva) looking for the cool, brightly lit, dingiest liquor stores he can take a picture of. They are great looking and you can see them (and buy prints on Instagram). Check it ou...Show More

1:05:38 | Jun 25th

Central Park was designed by a hot landscape artist that Sara Benincasa (@sarajbenincasa) admires THROUGH SPACE AND TIME. I learned a lot. He did more than JUST Central Park. You will enjoy.

1:12:49 | Jun 18th

More info than there was time for and even more gushing by Lydia Popovich (@hatertuesday and LydiaPopovich.com) regarding the amazing Dolly Parton. I learn even more how cool she is. Enjoy.

1:06:42 | Jun 11th

Jeffrey Baldinger (jeffreybaldinger.net) has some minutia to tell me about a VERY famous band that I know SOME stuff about. It was great. You will love.

1:00:18 | Jun 10th

This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, more Pokemon, a set was impending, and I can't analyze my crushes and I won't...   Comic of the Week: Pallavi Gunalan @PallaviGunalan   We have a website! Laurie made it! www.jackieandlaurieshow.com Buy Laurie...Show More

1:12:32 | Jun 4th

Matt Balaker is a comic and he loves the comedy of Greg Giraldo. So he wrote his life story in a BOOK. Crazy. @greggiraldobook is so much info. I didn’t think it would but we talked the whole time. Greg was great. Matt is great. Enjoy.

1:07:53 | May 28th

Ebony Jones and I were friends from the last dayjob. She still doesn’t fully grok I don’t know who Beyonce is. But I’m willing to learn!! Follow Ebony @elizabethpegues and watch shows she’s worked on! The Strain, upcoming: Mrs. America. Which sounds ...Show More

1:06:48 | May 21st

Sam Varela @nakedcomedy LOVES stand up and podcasts and we dork out about as many as we can fit into an hour!! Rangers! It’s a list of OTHER podcasts you might like to listen to! Enjoy.

1:09:56 | May 14th

Boy do I not know things about bands this one is hilarious. @Valerie_Tosi is an hilarious comic, and this episode is made hilarious (and we laugh and laugh) about the many bands I’ve never seen. This was so fun. Enjoy.

1:02:41 | May 7th

She knows about all the platforms and how to use them and I learn about the deeper world of INSTAGRAM. Melanie Vesey @melanievesey and @promotionalrescue is a comic and has a new special called “Wild Animals” at https://t.co/Jh4Y6iHaBF and as an al...Show More

1:10:01 | Apr 30th

We speak of overeducated, underemployed, crowded living condition THEATER. It’s really most of the world. But young men wrote about it and it fascinated a Ethan Stanislawski @ethanstancomedy. He knows British Theater and we discuss it. As well as the...Show More

1:08:56 | Apr 23rd

COSPLAY is for everyone and Judith Stephens @OMG_DJ_Judy of Women of Marvel Pod SEWS and has facts and encouragement and this was a great one. I learned stuff. Enjoy!

1:02:45 | Apr 16th

Cindy Caponera (@cccap and @cindycaponera on IG) is FUNNY. And she has memorized because she was MESMERIZED so many scenes in cop TV shows. Then just movie scenes. She must return. You will love.

1:05:00 | Apr 9th

Raised on the road; learning the ropes and meeting ALMOST ALL decent dudes while loving comedy. Carmen Morales @thefunnycarmen is a great comic and has the best attitude. Another fascinating dorkdom for those who love standup. Enjoy.

1:02:08 | Apr 2nd

It’s a LIVE ep but it’s not a PREMIUM ep bc you need THIS ep! Treefort Music Festival had comics and I talked to them! @professordoye explains the Dragonball universe. @sofiyaalexandra reads her favorite/funniest lyrics. I want there to be a spreadsh...Show More

1:07:56 | Mar 26th

I insisted he do this. This one, by the way, NSFW. Auggie Smith @auggiesmith has the BEST road stories and this is me convincing him to tell some of them. On the grounds that the people he spoke of were dead. He’s got even better stories of comics wh...Show More

1:09:45 | Mar 19th

TWEET! But the tweets of birds. Gary Anthony Williams (@garyawilliams on twitter and co host of Day Drinking with Gary and Elliot @garyandelliot) SEES birds. He sees nothing else. But we talk birds and it’s a delight. You will love.

59:32 | Mar 12th

She has the app. Just for the crossword. Michelle Biloon (great comic and @biloon on all the platforms) loves a crossword and THERE’S A CON. Enjoy!

1:01:52 | Mar 6th

TREASURE!! You know those Metal Detectors that people use on beaches? Denise Plante, her husband and kids LOVE them. She is hilarious and I learn stuff. Follow @DenisePlante - Radio personality and podcaster: Life and After with Denise and Deb. This...Show More

1:05:44 | Feb 26th

Sean White @seanwhitecomedy is an old school plug and play FASCINATING Star Trek and Marvel dork. He is GREAT. You will love this episode. I cannot keep up and it’s wonderful.

1:16:44 | Feb 19th

Erin Tracy (@erintracycomedy and @erinntracy on IG) is a comic and a baker and has a Masters in Dance choreography. It’s sweet then it’s fascinating. Enjoy.

1:05:16 | Feb 12th

Kat Burdick (@DrKatBurdick and @katburdick on IG) is a comic and IS part of the next generation that truly enjoyed the Star Trek: The Next Generation and we talk tech. We talk cosplay. We talk Trek. You will love.

1:01:21 | Feb 5th

My friend TJ Ford (@earthlingsanonymous on IG) loves bats and science and running long distances and introduced ME to the La Brea Tar Pits and is taking a “leap year” and traveling around the world as cheaply as possible and she’s gonna volunteer at ...Show More

1:04:11 | Jan 29th

The best bathrooms and…The Worst. Bathrooms with Wynter Spears @wynterspears and I discuss… publicly, the best place to go to the toilet. Publicly. We reveal the secrets to a clean out-of-the-house experience. This was REALLY fun. Enjoy. Links t...Show More

1:06:28 | Jan 22nd

WHO ARE THE CYLONS? Greg Green loved that show so much he watched the documentary. I learn about the tension, the parable that IS BattleStar Galactica. Follow @greggarz on Instagram and listen to his podcast on itunes et al. SoCalStories.

1:10:44 | Jan 15th

Rachel Ryszard LOVES Karate and I learn there’s different kinds. She has a podcast called Playing Hooky and it’s everywhere and at her website too. https://utilitymuffinlabs.com/. Fascinating. You will love.

1:02:08 | Jan 8th

Ruthie Fudge (@velveetaunderh1) loves the band WEEN and I learn about the band WEEN. They sound fascinating. And I’ve been given a list to listen too). Learn and enjoy!

1:08:41 | Dec 25th, 2018

Erin Foley (@erinfoleycomic) returns for a non sport related dorkdom. HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES!! NETFLIX CHRISTMAS MOVIES. All the things. It’s Magical. It’s Christmas. LOVE IT.

1:14:09 | Dec 18th, 2018

Matt Weinhold @mattweinhold loves all things monsters and it’s the HOLIDAYS. Let’s get into it. And we do. He has a podcast called @MonsterPartyHQ which is on all the itunesy things and facebook and IG. So great. Enjoy.

1:09:06 | Dec 11th, 2018

Comic/Writer Paige Weldon @paigeweldon hangs out at malls. Like a John Hughes movie but wo the peer pressure. This was great. Heh.

1:05:05 | Dec 4th, 2018

SICK LIT. SAD LIT. Jen O’Donnell will be prepared - Ep. 496 Jen O’Donnell (@jenodd @jenodd1 IG) wants to cry it out. She learned how with YA “sick lit” and makes the case that it’s not to be vilified quite so much. I agree. Not my dorkdom but this i...Show More

1:05:48 | Nov 27th, 2018

SHARKS. Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) is a great comic and actor and she freaking loves sharks. NOT FOR PETS. They survived 5 extinctions you know. I loved this one. Enjoy.

1:07:39 | Nov 20th, 2018

Robert Buscemi (@roberbuscemi and .com) is a comic and actor and LOVES the work of acting and standup and on being okay with himself. And he brought books to prove it. I learn stuff. This is fun. You will love. AD: Fab Fit Fun. It really is fun. ww...Show More

1:04:36 | Nov 13th, 2018

Nina Manni (@ninamanni and @get2thepointpod) wants all of us to travel and stay at hotels for free EVERYWHERE. All the time. I’m SO close to wanting it too. It really sounds smart. Let us gather and learn.

1:04:57 | Nov 6th, 2018

I know SORT OF who Joni Mitchell is … but not as much as DeAnne Smith (@DeAnne_Smith) does. Let us dork out about this singer/songwriter a lot. You will love.

1:08:54 | Oct 30th, 2018

There isn’t a Youtube video of some weird paranormal thing that Ryan Singer (www.RyanSingerComedy.com will not watch. As far as I can tell. It’s Ghosts and Aliens and I had to cut him off (for time) on Bigfoot. He’s got a new FREE album “Free Love.” ...Show More

1:04:33 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Music and musical and performing and loving performing, even it’s it’s someone new. Ted Alexandro (@ and .com it) and I talk Musicals. I learn some MORE and now am committed to seeing Les Misérables. He has a new comedy special (Senior Class of Earth...Show More

1:10:57 | Oct 16th, 2018

A guy who loves women and feminism and has always had the feels – Greg Behrendt (@gregorybehrendt Maybe It’s You Podcast) and I reminisce about the ladies. What it’s like to like them; what it’s like to be one. This was great. You will love.

1:10:16 | Oct 9th, 2018

We find out Courtney Hameister (@weisenheimer) SENT ME her book “Okay Fine Whatever” and I READ it. So, you’re paranoid unless you’re not. She’s hilarious. We talk about facing anxiety and drugs and dealing. Not dealing drugs. It’s great. You will lo...Show More

1:04:17 | Oct 2nd, 2018

He’s written all the characters I think. I’ve read SO MANY of them. I am excited, but I act cool. Mark Waid www.markwaid.com is one of my favorite comic book writers and he loves him some SUPERMAN. Let’s do this. AD: $20 off a pile of contacts! www....Show More

1:06:42 | Sep 25th, 2018

Collecting things others MIGHT NOT consider valuable means comic Jason Van Glass @Jasonvanglass can have THEM ALL. Mwaahaahaa. Boy is this an awesome rabbithole. You will love.

05:59 | Sep 21st, 2018

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

1:01:37 | Sep 18th, 2018

Taking photos can be like surfing to find the exact moment to capture. @FeliciaMichaels (and feliciamichaels.net) (comic w a podcast “The Liars Club” and a documentary coming to Amazon “Perves”) This has less dick jokes than I would have thought. Fas...Show More

1:03:41 | Sep 11th, 2018

Cleaning products and processes w @KayceeConlee (webseries “Clean Comic” and podcast “Not From Here” KayceeConlee.com). This has more dick jokes than I would have thought. You will love.

1:07:43 | Sep 4th, 2018

It’s LABOR DAY! Dork out w stand up comic Nato Green (@natogreen @mrnatogreen -new album “The Whiteness”) about activism and union organizing and bbqing at marches. He’s not going to get riled if you get riled. In fact, he enjoys that kind of thing. ...Show More

1:04:59 | Aug 28th, 2018

Dance Dance Party Party. It’s a Hot Rain of dance music. Kristen Studard (@kstud) dorks out about music playlists and I barely embarrass myself. Look for it. This is fascinating. You will love.

1:00:14 | Aug 21st, 2018

All the life choices! Steve Brett Young @studiocitylifecoach IG @stevebrettyoung) talks Yoga, PTSD, Comedy and we bond over opening for Maria Bamford! You will fall in love with him AGAIN.

1:06:47 | Aug 14th, 2018

Andy (www.giantsdancegames.com) leads me through the games he playtested and the games he played the JOYS of being with 60k gamers in Indianapolis.

1:04:15 | Jul 31st, 2018

We go thru that wardrobe to Narnia – where I have never been. Noam Friedlander (@noam25), author and screenwriter goes DEEP into the mythical world and I’m gonna give them books a try. You will enjoy. Audio leveling by Patrick Brady Music is by...Show More

1:02:41 | Jul 24th, 2018

I talk to halfling wizard and writer Amy Heidt (@amyheidt) about starting to play DnD and then it’s all about cheese Grommet. You will love it. I loved it. This is a great episode.

1:06:48 | Jul 18th, 2018

Muppets with Nia Debose @lolniadebose and @nia_debose on IG. We wander the depths that puppets should NOT sink to in this super fun ep of dork on dork dialog. Heh. You will love.

1:02:55 | Jul 10th, 2018

SPOILER ALERT for show from almost 60 years ago. Between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge Dani Fernandez @msdanifernandez of Natural Selection and @nerdificent is watching a LOT of Twilight Zone. I am reminded of really great te...Show More

1:04:35 | Jul 3rd, 2018

ALMOST. We almost get a theory of where that plane from 2014 that left Malaysia is/went. With Karen Rontowski (@rontowski and @paranormalkaren) it’s always some worm hole. You will love. Or hate. Your call.

1:00:52 | Jun 26th, 2018

Mai Tai’s, History and cool décor. That’s what’s fun for comic Tamra Brown @heytamra_ and www.tamrabrown. I mistake rockabilly for ska - AGAIN? And it’s fun. Enjoy.

1:05:50 | Jun 19th, 2018

The Revolutionary War hasn’t even started and we’re an hour in with Gary Petersen (@garyjpetersen and www.comedygary.com). We get to Lexington and Concord. He'll be back. Anecdotes about the Revolution w comic, Gary Petersen. Hee. You will love.

1:04:38 | Jun 12th, 2018

Emma Arnold @iamaroadtrip is a comic (her free filmed hour on www.emmaarnoldcomedy.com) and KEEPS BEES. Bees are back and I relearn stuff and hear more great bee stories. This one is great.

1:02:44 | Jun 5th, 2018

Not kidding. Stevo Doccerson (@hobthetroll and his own podcast onwww.hobthetroll.com) is a troll at Ren Faires (plural) and, while it’s his livelihood… there’s no reason for it not to be his dorkdom. I LEARN STUFF. I CONFIRM stuff I already knew. You...Show More

1:03:24 | May 25th, 2018

Dave Nadelberg (@mortified and www.getmortified.com) is fascinated by Walt Disney. He loves Pixar but it isn’t Disney so much as the life and times of the guy who created this THING. Whether it’s good or bad, it IS fascinating to Dave! You will love.

1:07:09 | May 22nd, 2018

Emily Lubin (@Lubination and hotmesscomedyhour.com) enjoys a Dance themed movie. Very specifically; ballet gets the sparkle it’s always wanted. Movies crossover ballet and hiphop; ballet and modern dance. Ballet and something else. Good looking comin...Show More

1:02:51 | May 15th, 2018

Amy Miller (@whosyourgodcast @amymiller www.amymillercomedy.com) is a fan of the one and only Dolly Parton. I know VERY LITTLE about Dolly Parton. I learn stuff again. You will love.

1:04:39 | May 8th, 2018

Andrea Allan (@andreacomedy and hotmesscomedyhour.com) loves RUGBY!! Loves getting the aggression out, loves having the backs of her back and locks and getting in some Trys. I learn stuff. Then we compare it ALL to comedy. Heh. She’s great. Enjoy!

03:38 | May 7th, 2018

Live EP at the Monotower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX w Martha Kelly (@marthakelly3), Erin Foley (@erinfoleycomic) and Janelle James (@janellecomic) So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear he...Show More

1:06:00 | May 1st, 2018

Keith(@keithmalley) and The Girl(@chemda) have been podcasting the LONGEST. And they never GET to talk about the history of how it all happened, @keithandthegirl #myopeningline so we dork out about PODCASTING. You know. YOU GET IT. Listen up and enjo...Show More

1:07:06 | Apr 27th, 2018

Emergency rewatch of the show ER! Mandy Stadtmiller stopped the voices in her head (@mandystadt) with LOST and now ER while writing. She’s got a new book Unwifeable (www.unwifeable.com) and we talk about that and go DEEP into what binge television is...Show More

05:02 | Apr 24th, 2018

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

03:25 | Apr 24th, 2018

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also ...Show More

38:44 | Apr 20th, 2018

I wanted to talk to someone about Black Panther. I've wanted to have Joyelle johnson (@joyellenicole) on TDF forever. WE ONLY HAD a HALF HOUR. We made hay while the sun was there. ENJOY.

1:04:08 | Apr 17th, 2018

Remember Charmed? I LOVED Charmed. Not as much as Kendra Zzyzwyck (@gingerblivet) because she really loves it. The chemistry of the sisters and, still fascinated, but not as beloved… the clothes. Heh. She has a Charmed podcast. @charmedchatspod GET I...Show More

1:00:39 | Apr 10th, 2018

ALL THE PUZZLES! Pavel Curtis (http://pavelspuzzles.com/) is on board with all the puzzles. Mechanical. Logic. Escape Rooms. Jigsaw. Those just as lighter dorkdom. Oh he is dipped. You will love this. #jococruise Enjoy.

52:20 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Ikea and Home Depot are a dorkdom I did NOT see coming. Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy – her new album “Everything’s Fine” just came out! Get it.) is such a delight I CLAIM I will go to an IKEA. Wait for it. I learn about curtains. You will be CHARMED. #joc...Show More

1:03:36 | Mar 27th, 2018

It’s ALMOST outsider movies. Greg Benson (@mediocre films https://www.youtube.com/mediocrefilms) loves a movie where so much effort has been made but there’s NOTHING THERE. Not Camp. Showgirls. We see how Yeshmin came to be. #jococruise Enjoy.

1:08:35 | Mar 20th, 2018

Such good intentions to discuss the fancy foods to aspire to but Anita Sarkeesian (@femfreq @anitasarkeesian) and I discover that we really want to dork out about being Armenian. And so it came to pass. She’s got a great site dedicated to looking at ...Show More

59:33 | Mar 13th, 2018

Professional Wrestling is a JOY to Open Mike Eagle - Ep. 454 We dive off the third rope into a couple of Open Mike Eagle’s (@Mike_Eagle) favorite wrestlers. I learn a LITTLE bit more about wrestling. He’s got a new album out (Brick Body Kids Still D...Show More

1:05:14 | Mar 6th, 2018

There’s series of novels Erica Burns (@blondechick80) has NOT read, but I feel like there’s more she WILL. WE dork out hard on Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, Outlander. We scratch a SURFACE. #jococruise Listen up.

1:05:36 | Feb 27th, 2018

Fly Fishing, Trout and Tippets W Stu Anderson - Ep. 452 Stu Anderson (@andest01) knows about the elusive brown trout. He made an app! troutspotr https://2017.troutspotr.com/ for the website and downloadable, free app about FISHIN! I learn from the g...Show More

1:01:49 | Feb 20th, 2018

Maritime History. You heard me. W Cheryl Jones - Ep. 451 Chery Jones (of @moviesmademepod ) is SO GREAT. She loved a movie, so she learned to sail. She read a bunch of books about sailing and then got her masters. What? Yes. Listen up.

1:05:22 | Feb 13th, 2018

Labyrinth is that Bowie/Jim Henson movie I saw once. Virginia Jones (@badiniadones), standup comic and delight, has seen it A LOT. I learn Jennifer Connelly invented Cosplay. Holy smokes with this movie. I learn stuff I didn’t know about Goth. It’s a...Show More

1:01:41 | Feb 6th, 2018

The woman behind the man is usually right next to him getting her name removed from the research paper when they stop being married. Cathryn Michon (@thegrrlgenius) is a writer and director and she is great. She loves a tale of an underdog. And the w...Show More

1:03:23 | Jan 30th, 2018

Martha Gellhorn was inspirational to Julie Seabaugh (@julieseabaugh). Inspiring her to write what she wanted to write about (Julie is a freelance comedy writer) and, just as telling, get the hell out of St. Louis for a minute. I’d never heard of her....Show More

1:21:59 | Jan 23rd, 2018

If you’re alive to read this; projectionist by trade maybe created Gariana Abeyta’s (@garianaabeyta) cross section of SO many movies she’s willing to love. It’s her birthday week and wish her happy birthday and watch a doco she’s in called “Out of Pr...Show More

1:03:03 | Jan 16th, 2018

It’s a science and it’s about helping each other. Dorking out about The Great British Bakeoff with Carlos Delgado (@cevichepapi delgadocomedy.com and has his own show POD DAMN AMERICA) is a sweet sweet treat. Enjoy.

1:09:20 | Jan 9th, 2018

Kanye West is married to Kim Kardashian and he makes danceable heartfelt rap. Marcella Arguello (great comic @marcellacomedy) is a self-proclaimed non-expert but knows SO MUCH MORE than I do.

1:07:28 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Craig’s List is a soothing rabbithole for Dana Eagle (@danaeagletweets and author of How to Be Depressed – a Guide) and it can be done alone. She is a great comic and a savvy haggler. You will enjoy this. I insist.

1:05:24 | Dec 26th, 2017

Ed Greer (@edgreerdestroys and pod: NerdGoat) is a multifaceted dork with an Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He loves the underdog and does not want it to be contrarianism. Voyager. The Punisher. A basketball team that doesn’t win a lot. You will love...Show More

1:02:59 | Dec 19th, 2017

Doug loves drinking, getting naked, comedy and leisure suits and we swear a lot. Not in that order. You’ve been warned and this episode is great. This is not Fame with Doug Stanhope (@dougstanhope) has a new book. You could love Doug Stanhope.

1:03:43 | Dec 12th, 2017

You can use your Spanish in Milwaukee. We talk about Tom’s Catholic experience but, really, It’s back to how great all things Wisconsin CAN BE with Tom Clark (@tomclarkcomedy) He has a new comedy special on Amazon and iTunes (OUTRAGED) that you can w...Show More

1:07:02 | Dec 5th, 2017

The enjoyment that Dan Black (@dblackattack) gets from, SURE, playing Magic is great. But the collecting of cards. The art. The “flavor text.” The fact that there’s foils. It’s a whole thing and we get INTO it. He has a wrestling podcast if you like:...Show More

1:12:02 | Nov 28th, 2017

Outsider Music w/ Paul Sabourin of Paul and Storm- Ep. 439 (Nov 28th) There is power in loving something that is just done for the love of it. And Paul Sabourin @paulandstorm loves the power of that love. Lotta CLIPS!! Enjoy.

1:04:08 | Nov 21st, 2017

CSPAN3. Did you know there was a THREE? Jen Briney (@jenbriney) follows the House and the Senate. There’s drama in these people that run our country. They are all, very HUMAN, very bought, people. Enjoy.

1:04:44 | Nov 14th, 2017

Harold. Maude. Veronica Mars. Nashville. Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore) watches some television I’ve (mostly) not seen. Listen to me learn why I ought. Enjoy.

1:06:24 | Nov 7th, 2017

An appropriate band for Autumn. The Smashing Pumpkins. Ryan Conner (@rcconner www.ryanconnercomedy.com) is IN THE KNOW about the “pumpkins.” It’s a music episode so get your drinking game on. It’s great. Enjoy.

1:06:44 | Oct 30th, 2017

Tentacles. Unknown monsters summoned. DREAD. I’m NOT talking about summoning Wyatt Gray (@wyattsgray www.wyattgraycomedy.com) who is a perfectly nice man who loves him some HP Lovecraft. I try to keep my san points up. Let us all hear the CALL OF CTH...Show More

1:04:51 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Monster Party @monsterpartyhq hosts (half of them anyway) James and Larry come and dork out HARDCORE on Halloween. They brought stuff. To an audio show. I love them. You will too.

58:23 | Oct 17th, 2017

Johnny Beehner loves Air Jordans and as a child didn't care if they were beat up. Now he's a grown up and can HAVE two pairs and not wear either. Sneakerdork @johnnycomic. Get in on it.

04:45 | Oct 12th, 2017

This is Andy and I talking about the Premium Ep recorded live at LA Podfest with Laraine Newman, Moon Zappa and Kelly Carlin - get the full ep on bandcamp. Bonus eps cost me and, thusly... you. hello.

1:08:22 | Oct 10th, 2017

Jenny Jaffe and I talk about the joy of paper calendars for almost the whole hour. Her show on IFC is “Nuerotica” and she is a comic writer for Devastator Press and you will love her for she is a delight.

1:05:47 | Oct 3rd, 2017

The picture has his name misspelled. My fault. My fix will infuriate Patrick Brady. But JAMEL is a Comic from Indiana and he loves some SMOKED meats. I derail him onto just cooking. but I learn stuff anyway. He has trade secrets for when his restaura...Show More

1:02:19 | Sep 27th, 2017

Haunted Halloween Theme Parks. Kyle Clark (@kyleclarkisrad and a host of his dork forest-like pod THIS IS RAD) loves a haunted house and IT IS BEGUN. I become tempted. But still scared. He has a great comedy album, “I’m a Person.” Enjoy this. Get tha...Show More

1:07:58 | Sep 19th, 2017

Sitcoms. Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) and I talk about Black Sitcoms in particular and we barely scratch the surface of a genre I know NOTHING about. He’s a great comic and I learn that value of appreciating the shark jump. Enjoy!

1:09:31 | Sep 12th, 2017

Lisa Allard is a Quilting Dork and I learn about it. I have heard SO MUCH. Now I know, slightly, more. Enjoy.

1:05:38 | Sep 5th, 2017

Sara Schaefer likes to do old timey pixels. It's called cross stitch and you sew x's into cloth till it looks like something. I leran about it. It's great.

1:04:42 | Aug 29th, 2017

Dan Cummins is a comic and has a podcast called timesuck and loves a rabbit hole. Making him the perfect guest for the Dork Forest.

1:02:31 | Aug 22nd, 2017

There are entire musical genres I've never heard of and Scott knows and loves them. Let's get into some musical moments with Scott Marvel Cassidy.

1:06:19 | Aug 15th, 2017

Rontowski is back talking Magical Mythical Moth Man. And I weed off with my jet lagged mind. Enjoy

1:05:07 | Aug 8th, 2017

Steve Agee Loves those old John Hughes Movies and we rehash the heck out of them. I was there.

1:01:49 | Jul 24th, 2017

Pokémon Go! Wizard Camp! Nordic LARPing? Harry Potter. Andy Erikson (@AndyErikson “Secret Unicorn”) is a multifaceted dork. So dipped. So great. Enjoy. I insist. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on Amazon and iTunes now and later. ...Show More

1:06:55 | Jul 24th, 2017

Credit Cards can get you free travel and hotel for free. Chip Chinery (@chipsmoneytips www.chipsmoneytips.com) cares. we celebrate his dorkdom and he talks me off a ledge.

1:07:12 | Jul 18th, 2017

Drag. As in Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the Queens and Kings of dressing up RIGHT. Kyle Shire (@kyleshire and "Host of Machinima's Body Count Fighting") is a comic and writer and we get INTO it. You will love. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album av...Show More

1:04:45 | Jul 11th, 2017

Pinball. Kevin Kleinhans (kevwritescomedy@gmail.com) loves pinball. We could have talked ALL pinball but we go specific LOTR pinball. And within that, game strategy of “Road to Valinor.” Oh… this is deep. This rules. You will love. Enjoy. NOTE: of th...Show More

1:07:38 | Jul 4th, 2017

Speed Racer. For real. Nat Towsen (@nattowsen) is a great comic and has a podcast called “Rate and Subscribe.” He knows and loves and KNOWs about Racer X. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on Amazon and iTunes now and later. “I Am N...Show More

1:01:41 | Jun 27th, 2017

Virtual Reality. Mike Drucker (@mikedrucker @mikedruckerisdead) is a great comic and writer and CLEARLY loves a video game. He has all the headsets. He’s ready. And there’s escape rooms you can do virtually… there’s movies to watch. And Star Trek. No...Show More

1:12:37 | Jun 20th, 2017

Bewitched to The Walking Dead. Supernatural shows that address the big issues. @debiontheweb www.debiontheweb.com is a great comic and watches a great deal of television and we learn that I do not. It’s a great one. Enjoy!   WELCOME to year ELEVEN of...Show More

1:07:16 | Jun 13th, 2017

Texas Holdem. Or is it Hold Em. Costaki Economopolis (@funnycostaki) knows more than many of us will every know about poker. He loves it. And, more importantly, it LOVES HIM. He has a new album “Live at Acme” and he’s a great comic so get on that. He...Show More

1:14:03 | Jun 6th, 2017

Jimi Hendrix. Oh yeah. A musical episode. Buckle up. Sal Calanni (@SalCalanni) is a SF comic and loves him some Jimi Hendrix. I learn MORE STUFF. He also has a new album out (called “Little Dago” his call you guys… check it out so that you will not b...Show More

58:06 | May 30th, 2017

Dr. Katz, Home Movies and Bob’s Burgers. Charlie Hester (@alittleoffcolor and www.charliehestercomedy.com) is a comic from Illinois and loves and has always loved a weirdo, adulty, cartoon. Let’s get into IT!! Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. N...Show More

1:14:36 | May 23rd, 2017

Finally, someone who gets me. Chicken. Bryan Cook (@Bryancooking) is a great comic, creates great live/recorded show like Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and Reunited. And has a weekly show at The Virgil here in LA. Find him, he makes really good chic...Show More

06:15 | May 17th, 2017

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

1:07:09 | May 16th, 2017

The Art of THE DANCE! Renee Camus (@camusr6 www.reneecamus.com and www.aliveandkickingfilm.com)! I MET her because and on the jococruise and she lives here and dances and teaches dancing and we talk a bunch about dancing. I don’t know anything about ...Show More

1:01:38 | May 9th, 2017

Jack Reacher NOVELS. Oh yeah. Al Madrigal (@almadrigal) is learning to chill out with a book. He’s chosen the Jack Reacher novels. YESSSSS. He is a great comic (new special on Showtime “Shrimpin Ain’t Easy”) actor (“I’m Dying Up Here” also Showtime) ...Show More

1:03:43 | May 5th, 2017

Boardgames and Star Wars ACTION FIGS!! Scott Rogers (@mightybedbug) has been on the show before and has SO many dorkdoms. We talk HIS Boardgame: Rayguns and Rocketships (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idwgames/rayguns-and-rocketships?token=5395...Show More

1:00:59 | May 2nd, 2017

Animation. David Huntsberger (@huntsbergerjunk and http://www.davidhuntsberger.com/news/) is a great comic and loves to, when he’s IN IT, do animation. So I learned stuff. He’s a great comic (who is touring the west this month of May 2017) and has hi...Show More

1:17:05 | Apr 25th, 2017

Musicals. Rebecca Sugar (@rebeccasugar) is the creator and executive producer of Steven Universe and is ALSO working this nerd cruise https://jococruise.com/). She writes music (Adventure Time and her own show) and we get into some REAL Musicals and ...Show More

1:08:52 | Apr 18th, 2017

Geneology. Julie Dixon Jackson (@joolsjackson) is ON THIS NERD CRUISE https://jococruise.com/). We go down a rabbit hole of ancestry chromosomes and centimorgans and, while we don’t find any Midichlorians… progress is made. Fascinating and revealing…...Show More

1:18:09 | Apr 11th, 2017

Saturday Night Live. Hal Lublin (@hallublin) knows the beloved show SNL and is ALSO working THIS NERD CRUISE https://jococruise.com/). We’ve been trying to do this for years and now we have time AT SEA for us to bond and me to learn about 42 years of...Show More

1:03:43 | Apr 4th, 2017

Escape Rooms. Tyler Hinman (@thatpuzzleguy) loves a puzzle and is ON THIS NERD CRUISE https://jococruise.com/). He likes to be “locked” in a room with friends or even strangers; be told a story and given an hour to get out of that room. As a puzzle g...Show More

1:07:55 | Mar 28th, 2017

Scuba Diving. Jason Hatrick (@JasonHatrick) is a comic and is ON THIS NERD CRUISE https://jococruise.com/). He opened for me in Montreal and he happens to be a giant Jonathon Coulton Nerd Cruise guy and I asked if he’d explain his love of being “unde...Show More

1:00:31 | Mar 21st, 2017

Photography. John Scalzi (@johnscalzi and Scalzi.com) known for being a great science fiction writer (REDSHIRTS) takes pictures and they are very good. Check them out: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/  I ask and he enthusiastically answers my VE...Show More

1:03:34 | Mar 14th, 2017

Harry Potter. Michael Palascak (@MichaelPalascak and has a NEW album THAT ONE THING) finally gets to talk about Harry Potter as much as I’ll not talk over him! He has new insights for me and we bond. Deeply. About JK Rowling. WELCOME to year ELEVEN o...Show More

1:13:52 | Mar 7th, 2017

Ayahuasca. Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) noted comic and wordsmith (has a new album NO KIDDING) finally gets to tell me about the JOURNEY that is this South American tea that (can) blow one’s mind. I learn a lot and get envious. Enjoy. Photo credit: Mindy ...Show More

1:06:15 | Feb 28th, 2017

YouTube Instructional Videos. Henry Phillips (@henlips and his new movie Punching Henry https://www.facebook.com/punchinghenry/) is a great comic and we talk about his LOVE of Amateur Instructional Videos on YouTube.  It is outstanding. Heh. Enjoy. W...Show More

1:04:50 | Feb 21st, 2017

President Psycho’s twitter account. Alycia Cooper @alyciacooper is a great standup comic with a new podcast @hot10withAlycia / http://www.alyciacooper.com/ and is obsessed with the trainwreck that is our federal government. We talk about the crazy; t...Show More

1:03:32 | Feb 14th, 2017

Boardgames. More freaking boardgames. But Chris Mancini (www.comedyfilmnerds.com @chrisjmancini) loves the KICKSTARTER boardgame experience. We know that we WANT the fancy minifigs, but do we NEED them for the game. NOTE: Ear Buds, the Documentarty a...Show More

1:05:42 | Feb 7th, 2017

Antique Watches. John Opdycke (@jbopdycke and www.openprimaries.org) collects antique watches and he’s wearing one and I got to see a 1961 Rolex and we talked about WW1 watches and Soviet watches. Then we got into his work with grassroots politics. B...Show More

1:06:17 | Jan 31st, 2017

Motorcycles. Greg Fideler (comedy writer and producer) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2345328/ loves him a motorcycle and I get to hear ALL about it. It was GREAT and you will like. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available ...Show More

1:03:18 | Jan 24th, 2017

Prince. Tim Harmston (@timharmston) is a comic from Minneapolis and he LOVES that Prince stayed in Minneapolis and created music non stop for his hard core fans. Tim is such a fan. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and ...Show More

1:03:47 | Jan 17th, 2017

More boardgames you guys. It’s John Kovalic (@muskrat_john and www.dorktower.com), artist to the stars of game design (Apples to Apples and Muchkin) … has a love of Warhammer, DnD, boardgames and all nerdy dorky things. He’s a local Wisconsin dork lu...Show More

1:05:22 | Jan 10th, 2017

It has begun. Here’s the most classically dorky of my siblings. Phil Kashian introduced me to Hobbit and LOTR. My brother Phil is a diamond of dorkdoms… so many facets…but we talk here, first, about Tolkien. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps...Show More

1:18:31 | Jan 2nd, 2017

The Minnesota State Fair. Brandi Brown (@itsthebrandi) is a great comic and has an eclectic pile of dorkdoms. We picked a couple. The state fair and her diving into the caucus system here in MN during the caucuses. It's fascinating. Enjoy!! Welcome t...Show More

1:09:52 | Jan 1st, 2017

Food and Family. Nia DeBose (Houston comic @LOLNiaDeBose) and I talk recipes and go down a rabbit hole of foods we love. (no rabbit recipes were mentioned) Then we weed off in the end about wandering neighborhoods looking at real estate. It’s a great...Show More

1:02:59 | Dec 20th, 2016

Roald Dahl. Caitlin Gill (@robotCaitlin on twitter @Caitlinistall on Instagram) loves the works. Knows the flaws of the man. Teaches me how prolific the guy WAS. She’s a great comic and this is a great ep. Enjoy. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT d...Show More

1:02:15 | Dec 13th, 2016

Lotta Werner Herzog. Buckowski. ART. Poems. Bucky Sinister (@bucky_sinister on twitter @buckysinister on Instagram). He’s dipped in the works and I learn a LOT. We go deep, psychologically. It’s a great ep. Enjoy. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT ...Show More

1:06:03 | Dec 6th, 2016

Who has dressed AUTHENTICALLY in Colonial gear? Jenny Zigrino (@JennyZigrino). She did it for fun and money at Ren Faire’s, the Freedom Trail in Boston and, I assume, sitting around the house. I’m wearing my moccasins right now. Great ep. Enjoy. NOVE...Show More

1:01:25 | Nov 29th, 2016

Flavored water! Real Housewives! LA and the Thomas Guide. Oh yes… Steve Young (@mrsteveyoung www.steveyoungcomedy.com) and I dork out in stereotypic LA fashion about LA. We are ridiculous. Enjoy. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DON...Show More

59:11 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Xena the Warrior Princess! @jennychalikian knows and loves this show. With guest appearances, occasionally, with sex in the city dork, @erinjudge. They are both comics and you should find more of their comedy. We talk powerful lady series and how tha...Show More

55:07 | Nov 15th, 2016

It’s back to some DC! We talk DC comics and it’s a classic dork forest. David Germain is a comic from Denver and has a podccast called The Disjointed Podcast (@disjointedfilms) and I did his and it was fun! Find it! Enjoy. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEAS...Show More

1:02:22 | Nov 8th, 2016

Artificial Intelligence. Eric Lampaert (@ericlampaert) is a great comic and loves him some, what I guess I believe, to be spooky tech. We talk about sentient robots. And find that there is very little sci fi overlap between us. WE talk the big issues...Show More

1:11:41 | Nov 1st, 2016

UM… you guys. Beverly D’Angelo (@imbeverlydangelo) is on the show. She is hilarious, fascinating and was just a good person! We talk about what music and places changed her life and a lot about LIFE. It’s great. You will love. NOTE: her upcoming podc...Show More

06:07 | Oct 29th, 2016

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

07:20 | Oct 29th, 2016

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

1:06:20 | Oct 25th, 2016

Coffee Mugs! HGTV, Beverly Hills Cop, Poker! All of these things come up! Jackie Fabulous (@jackiefabulous) is a great comic and loves SO MANY THINGS. I mostly dork out about how Jackie and I never get to hang out. So we talk a LOT. Secrets are revea...Show More

59:37 | Oct 18th, 2016

Cooking! Ahmed Bharoocha (@ahmedbharoocha) is on the show and we wander around toys and hats and harry potter, then settle IN!! There’s peppers consumed and talked about and recipes revealed. ALMOST. Ahmed has a new album out – GET IT!! “Almond Badoo...Show More

1:03:00 | Oct 11th, 2016

Barbie. The dolls. But really, the clothes. Brittnee Braun (http://www.brittneebraun.com/ @brittneebraun) makes clothes for cosplay (for you if you want!!) and Barbie was a big part of her learning that that was what she wanted to do. So this is FASC...Show More

08:20 | Oct 7th, 2016

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

1:17:26 | Oct 4th, 2016

TDF 373 Stu Goldsmith Boardgames with stories. That’s Stuart Goldsmith’s jam. @comcompod and www.comedianscomedian.com. British comic and podcaster and game lover. We talked for an hour then Andy came home and we played boardgames for 2 hours. He is ...Show More

1:05:42 | Sep 27th, 2016

Disneyland! Geoffrey Golden (@geoffreygolden from devastatorpress.com and his podcast, Two Packs a Week on iTunes) loves the popular rides of Disney land and world but, also, the ones that didn’t work. Mostly he loves the story on the way TO the ride...Show More

1:07:18 | Sep 20th, 2016

Samurai Surfer Graham Elwood (@grahamelwood) collects swords, studies martial arts and surfs. I become jealous at several points. He co-founded the @lapodfest and has a great podcast called @comedyfilmnerds. He’s hilarious and you will love this. Enj...Show More

1:02:33 | Sep 13th, 2016

The Exorcist. SPOILER ALERT (from 1973)  Carlos Alazraqui (@carlosalazraqui and http://www.carlosalazraqui.com/) likes The Exorcist. And it’s fascinating. Wanna guess if I’ve ever seen it? Such a great episode. Find him out in the world.  He is wonde...Show More

06:02 | Sep 7th, 2016

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

1:08:39 | Sep 6th, 2016

Law and Order SVU and Criminal Intent. Just those two. Martha Kelly (@marthakelly3 and marthakelly.net/) likes a DARK procedural. Cuz there’s backstory. Because there’s character development. Because her sister turned her onto it. But damn if she’s i...Show More

1:06:03 | Aug 30th, 2016

Pirates! ARG. Phil Johnson (@roadsidephil and philjohnsoncomedy.com) has a pirate podcast! UnderTheCrossbones.com and he is all over every part of pirates that you’re willing to talk about. Old time pirates? Disney Pirates? Cosplay? Pirate Bands. All...Show More

1:01:34 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Your parents love you because you have compassion for your parents. Tarot Cards. There is a LOT of paranormal stuff talked about, around, at… Karen Rontowski (karenrontowski.com and @rontowski) knows things. She reads MY Tarot cards right on the show...Show More

1:09:33 | Aug 16th, 2016

Ashley Esqueda (@ashleyesqueda and ashleyesqueda.com) has a talkshow about future tech and we never DO address the video game that she mentions in the beginning of this show J. (No Man’s Sky if you’re playing at home). We DO talk a LOT about talk sho...Show More

08:39 | Aug 12th, 2016

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are al...Show More

1:04:28 | Aug 9th, 2016

Amy Dallen (@enthusiamy and Future Girl (@futuregirlshow)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fkcd_0ulos) is awesome. SO MANY DORKDOMS. We scratched the surface with the video game Loom (which I must now find), we talk a little tabletop RPG and comedy ...Show More

1:06:24 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Golf. For a full hour, Rory Scovel (@RoryScovel and RoryScovel.com) explains the minutia that is the sport of GOLF! It’s soothing and fascinating all at once. I forget to be enraged about sexism. Classic. It’s pretty great. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN...Show More

1:05:21 | Jul 26th, 2016

HORROR movies! Joe Derosa (of @joederosacomedy and Fangoria podcast: We’ll See You in Hell) Again I larn more about scary stuff. Then we weed off into the joy that are the works of Paul Giamatti (I’m pretty sure). Heh. Enjoy WELCOME to year TEN of TD...Show More

1:01:53 | Jul 19th, 2016

Roller Derby.  Robin Ryan (@robinryan200 and www.robinryan200.com) has played, loves and made great friends from Roller Derby. So interesting. So great. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: https://thedork...Show More

1:05:22 | Jul 12th, 2016

SPOILER ALERT ABOUT A BOOK WRITTEN 150 years ago! Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll. A lot. Heather Simmons (@everywherealice and http://aliceiseverywhere.com/) knows of that which she loves. I learn stuff. Not as much as Andy would like (see the...Show More

1:05:15 | Jul 5th, 2016

Cricket. The freaking game of Cricket. I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for this. Wil Anderson (@wil_anderson and , aussie comic and friend of the show tells me HOW IT’S PLAYED. Finally. You will love. His pods: http://www.tofop.com/ and http:/...Show More

08:45 | Jul 1st, 2016

So this, as with all the premium eps, is in addition to the regular podcasts. What you will hear here is Andy and I talking about the ep. The full episode is at  https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/  for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are als...Show More

1:04:48 | Jul 1st, 2016

Traveling. Getting OUT there. Getting to SEE stuff. Lahna Turner (@allthingscomedy pod Perfect 10 and @lahnaturner) has been to a BUNCH of places and we hear some hair raising tales. Enjoy! NOTE: September www.lahnaturner.com will have LIMEADE   WELC...Show More

1:16:40 | Jun 28th, 2016

Zombies. I question. I am answered and then it becomes clear I’ve thought about them too much. Ivan Van Norman (@Hydra_Lord) has wallowed in the lore. He then helped publish an RPG tabletop game about Zombies. So we talk about that. Guess who steps i...Show More

1:01:39 | Jun 21st, 2016

Private Eyes. Gumshoes. Sarah Urling (@sarah_the_pi from Gailey Associates in OC) loved the idea so much she became one and still reads/watches and thinks a lot about the private eyeball job. It’s awesome. You will love.  WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. ...Show More

1:00:56 | Jun 14th, 2016

Meditating. Laura House (@imlaurahouse and of the podcast laura house at large) is a comic and fascinating. We wander. We concentrate. A perfect storm of a dorkdom because Laura wants to make fun of it. But you can’t. This is so good. Enjoy. WELCOME ...Show More

1:02:18 | Jun 7th, 2016

Sex and the City. The TV show. Erin Judge (@erinjudge) is a comic and has her first NOVEL is coming out in August – you can pre-order it! The TV show Sex and the City. Not the movies. Not the book. They all have last names you guys. You will love thi...Show More

1:01:38 | May 31st, 2016

Bravo shows. All of them. Ronnie Karam (of @RonnieKaram and the podcast Watch What Crappens and www.trashtalktv.com) watches all of it and loves it and hates it. And I do not disappoint if you wondered if I still don’t know what’s currently on televi...Show More

58:29 | May 24th, 2016

Glue guns and Harry Potter. Comic books and Costumes. Gina Devivo (@ginasauruss and Future Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fkcd_0ulos ) is awesome. You will love. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and avail...Show More

1:02:19 | May 17th, 2016

Figuring out what comes next and not freaking out about it. Moon Zappa (@moonzappa) and I talk nesting then weed the hell OFF. It’s fascinating. You will like. Enjoy.  WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and availa...Show More

17:16 | May 13th, 2016

This is an add-on to TDF. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" and continues from there. I read emails from April of 2015. We will eventually catch up. Or not. And then talk about a couple books I...Show More

1:01:02 | May 10th, 2016

Superman. Meet Dash Kwiatkowski (@thetrollverine). He likes Superman better than Batman. That comes up. Dash is a comic and loves him some Superman. And Green Lantern. And I learn stuff about more things that I should read and watch. Enjoy! NOTE: Sp...Show More

55:20 | May 3rd, 2016

Potatoes. I mentioned I like em but don’t love em. Riley Silverman (@ryesilverman and www.rileysilverman.com) and I talk a LOT about Trader Joe tater tots. And, also a verbal tour of places in LA to eat potatoes. Enjoy.  WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. P...Show More

1:08:19 | Apr 26th, 2016

Pro Wrestling. There is so much love and so many angles to this dorkdom. Mike Lawrence (@theMikeLawrence and www.mikelawrencecomedy.com) is a great comic you guys. He also is knows both the light and dark sides of the world of professional wrestling....Show More

1:04:04 | Apr 19th, 2016

The Beatles. Jamie Flam @jamieflam http://jamieflam.com has two podcasts @longshotpodcast and Gatekeeper Podcast. He grew up here and has Beatles information for me. As per usual, when music is the dorkdom, I panicked. Jamie walked me through it. Enj...Show More

58:18 | Apr 15th, 2016

This is an add-on to TDF. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" and continues from there. This one is SPECIAL. OH I read old emails and comments so as to catch up. But I have a friend of the show,...Show More

1:06:41 | Apr 12th, 2016

Clowning. Robotech. Holy hell. It’s all happening, you guys. Heather Wood (@heather__wood) from @futuregirlshow on youtube talks Clowns, Anime, Neverending Story. It’s a great one. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) a...Show More

1:09:48 | Apr 5th, 2016

The Green Bay Packers. Nate Craig (@NateCraigLive on everything) is a comic, from Wisconsin and loves ALL sports. But we never DO get past the football team, The Green Bay Packers (did you know they are community owned? I kid a little. We ALL know th...Show More

59:12 | Mar 29th, 2016

Summer Camp! Like a whole summer of camp. Standup comic Kara Klenk (@KaraKlenk) was sent away for weeks on end and she still has those friends. She’s still dorking out. I get it. Fascinating. Enjoy. NOTE: the camp we discussed. http://www.alohafoun...Show More

1:08:10 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Knitting! I learn the ins and outs of knitting. GET IT? With standup comic Cathy Ladman (@cathyladman) and, then, at the end, we weed off into movies. Heh. Fun. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and av...Show More

58:48 | Mar 15th, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Finally. Barbara Holm, comic from Portland Oregon (@barbara_holm www.barbaraholm.com) knows a LOT. We delve into some other vampire stuff too. Good times. I know a little. I learn more. This is great. Enjoy!! WELCOME to ye...Show More

1:03:22 | Mar 8th, 2016

The Spanish invasion of the Americas. And the impetus for this? To write women’s historical fiction research! Also called a “discovering.” Sovereign Syre (@SovereignSyre and www.ilovesov.com)                   It’s great. Enjoy!! WELCOME to year TE...Show More

1:04:41 | Mar 1st, 2016

Chess. The game. Also, awesome mention of the MUSICAL! Comic, writer TJ Chambers (@tjchambersLA) talks Chess and introduces me, slowly, back into the game. It’s a good one. Enjoy. NOTE: My brother Phil wanted to know if I asked about the rule chan...Show More

1:11:18 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Comic book Art. Jeff May (@heytherejeffro) has been following artists for longer than I’ve been reading comics and I hear some names, you guys. It’s great. Enjoy!! WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and availa...Show More

03:14 | Feb 19th, 2016

LIVE in Los Angeles @riotla with Dana Gould (@DanaGould), Ken Daly (@unclegoopy) and Matt Weinhold (@mattweinhold). The talk turns to Star Wars, Star Trek and MANY actors I’ve never heard of… it’s awesome. Enjoy. The track playing here is the, norm...Show More

1:07:55 | Feb 16th, 2016

The Oregon Trail video game. In depth, with enthusiasm, from comic Jim Stewart Allen (@jimstewartallen ). This episode is so great. For so many reasons. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your favorite episodes of 2015 https:/...Show More

04:18 | Feb 12th, 2016

Andy Kindler (@andykindler) and Bobby Tisdale (@bobbytisdale) in a bonus PREMIUM episode LIVE in San Francisco @sfsketchfest at the San Francisco Punchline. Breakfast foods and coffee are discussed AT LENGTH. Oh, it's great. The track playing here i...Show More

1:06:31 | Feb 9th, 2016

Marching Band, Future Farmers and then, we get into it; Photography. I talked with avid Ranger of The Dork Forest Maegahn Steele. Both of us describe her photos. For an audio audience. OH… we get it. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still ...Show More

57:55 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Pink Floyd. The band. I learn about the band Pink Floyd. Strap in for what I do not know. With comic Dave Waite (@davewaitecomedy www.davewaitecomedy.com ) Oh yes. I know nothing. Enjoy. I did. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your...Show More

1:11:45 | Jan 26th, 2016

MMA. Comedy and MMA. Photography and Comedy and MMA. Troy Conrad (@troyconrad , co-creator of Set List on Nerdist’s Youtube and has pictures up at www.humansofcomedy.com ). We wander and there is talk of hitting. And NOT hitting. Interesting. Heh. En...Show More

1:02:52 | Jan 19th, 2016

Pretty Little Liars. I did their podcast (@pretttylittlepod and www.prettylittlepodcasters.com) and asked if they wanted to be on TDF. “What will you dork out about?” I asked. Without looking at each other they said, “uh. Pretty Little Liars.” OH… OK...Show More

54:50 | Jan 12th, 2016

Fan Fic. Hobbit/LOTR/Silmarillian fan fic. Harry Potter. Hamilton even! Oh yes. AND… this is the first TNG TDF – cuz this is a teenager daughter of a friend of mine who is a fully fledged dork (as so many of the 15yr olds YOU know, I’m sure). Here we...Show More

1:04:09 | Jan 5th, 2016

Silent Hill. Horror Video Games. Brock Wilbur is a comic and writer (@brockwilbur, hosts 2 pods “Brock Party” and “Laughing At Archaeologists” and has comedy albums and road dates brockwilbur.net). I get scared just hearing about the games. It’s a go...Show More

1:17:01 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Starships. The art. The probability. The history of Starships on TV and Movies according to Robert Hurt (@astrorob and astronomyviz on wordpress) astrophysicist and astrophotographer for the Spitzer Telescope. A LOT of Star Trek. This one is plug and...Show More