Episode 82 – Erik Uriarte

This episode features rabbinical student and addiction counselor, Erik Uriarte. Michael and Erik discussed Judaism, shabbat, Challah, spices, Purim, Yiddish vs. Hebrew, The Torah vs. The Talmud, translation vs. interpretation, variations in Jewish culture, family history, Julius Bamberger, World War II, anti-semitism, greed, good vs. evil, grey areas, sin, Judaism vs. Christianity, The Council of Nicea, Jewish popular culture, Jewish comedy, commitment, cooking, kosher cooking, Ethiopian food, video games, LARPing, TV, podcasts, and comics.

This episode is sponsored by WhedonCon 2017. Get your single day or full weekend tickets at http://whedoncon.com.

LINKS
Julius Bamberger on de.Wikipedia.org (you will need to translate the page)

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Episode 77 – Jen Saunderson

This episode features comedian, Jen Saunderson. Michael and Jen talked about standup, Seattle, The Comedy Underground, roller derby, comedy clubs, strip clubs, burlesque, higher education, comedy podcasts, Laurie Kilmartin, baking, holiday parties, breads of the world, French onion soup, holiday cookies, childhood comedy influences, Garfield comics, The Rabbit of Seville, Muppet Babies, college comedy shows, grandma’s sex toys, wedding rings, Elijah Wood, Andy Dick, impressions, Justin Rupple, First Impressions with Dana Carvey, The Filling is Mutual, aphrodisiac cupcakes, oysters, seafood, the first date with her husband, soundtracks, The Twilight Zone, height disparity, Gilmore Girls, sex on TV, Victoria, The Walking Dead, and Black Mirror.

LINKS
Jensaunderson.com
Jen Saunderson on Twitter
Bam Margera Roller Derby Right Guard Commercial
Rabbit of Seville (1950)
The Filling is Mutual on IFC

Sponsor: Whedoncon 2017

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Episode 71 – Sex Nerd Sandra

This week’s guest is blogger, podcaster, and sex educator Sex Nerd Sandra. Michael and Sandra talked about recording equipment, Nerdmelt, socializing, sex education, books, consensual non-monogamy, sexuality, repressed memories, the mind, marijuana, altered experiences, internal vs. external experiences, Bill Hicks, mushrooms, salvia, consent, virginity, first times, terminology, parents, rough sex, fine art porn, feminism, 70s porn, STDs, Doctor Who, comics, podcasts, Filipino dating, Asian representation in media, waving one’s freak flag, comic book movies, parenting, adulting, college, and sex positivity. 

LINKS
SexNerdSandra.com
MakeLoveNotPorn.com

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Episode 69 – Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na

This episode features filmmakers and actors, Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na. We’ve all been friends at the clubs for many years, and Rhonda and Zach recently released a short film on YouTube called Comfort. Kitty and I sat down with Rhonda and Zach and chatted about California culture, growing up in Denver, nutrition, fitness, filmmaking, comics, Comfort, short films, rehab, spirituality vs. religion, Star Wars, spoiler culture, The Force Awakens, pooping at work, squat & toss, powerlifting, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Entourage, white Hollywood, comic book movies, Whedonopolis, Deadpool, movies vs. comics, The Ultimates, chudder day, animal onesies, Hannibal Lecter, American Mary, Gone Girl, female protagonists, character flaws, character agency, Marvel 1602, The Knick, The 100, John Boyega, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Spectre, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

LINKS
Black Squid Media on Youtube
Comfort on YouTube
Whedonopolis 2016

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Episode 59 – Bryan Belleza

Our guest is graphic designer and yogic acrobat, Bryan Belleza. Bryan, Kitty, and Michael talked about tequila, Andy Dick, Dick Grayson, spoilers, Star Wars, dick, 80s afternoon cartoons, variety shows, Ghostbusters, Tom Hiddleston, Indiana Jones, MMA, Rocky Balboa, fantasy violence vs. reality, Chuck Palahniuk, comics, Batman, Filipino culture, drugs, hipsters, intoxication, work spouses, Michael’s wife Dani, acroyoga, weight loss, eating pussy, porn, and Christmas music. 

LINKS
Bryan Belleza on Instagram
Sebastian Shaw (actor)
The Noid
Work spouses
Acroyoga
Acromaps
Sebastian Shaw (Actor)
Sebastian Shaw (comics)

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Episode 52 – Patrick Foss

Michael chatted with host of the Repeat All podcast, Patrick Foss, about music, Goth, Oingo Boingo, Alternative music, Danny Elfman, podcasts, Trip Hop, Gorillaz, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Blur, The Cure, LA Podfest, Classic Rock, They Might Be Giants Flood, Death, Immortal, Metal genres, Talking Heads, Metalocalypse, Mastodon, The Darkness, Joanna Newsom, the music of 2013, David Bowie, The Band, Levon Helm, SCTV, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Marvel vs. DC movies, 50 shades of Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, comic book TV shows, and Green Lantern.

LINKS
Repeat All
Repeat All on Twitter
Patrick Foss on Twitter

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Episode 49 – Los Angeles Podfest

Michael attended the Los Angeles Podcast Festival while Kitty Brown was preparing for Wasteland Weekend. Michael podcasted with several independent podcasters at the festival: Patrick Foss of Repeat All, Aaron Brodkin of What the Pod F Bang Bang, Will Runion of, Scrambled Brains and the upcoming Lake Kinnikinnick, David Spencer of Thank You, Internet, Emil Grecian and Morgan Pratt, Shawn Marek and Jen Stansfield of Worst Collection Ever, and Marc Hershon of Succotash.

LINKS
Los Angeles Podcast Festival
Repeat All
What the Pod F Bang Bang
Scrambled Brains
Lake Kinnikinnick LA Podfest preview
Thank You, Internet
Emil Grecian
Morgan Pratt – Kiss Kiss Bangs Bangs Trivia
Worst Collection Ever
Succotash

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Episode 48 – Ron Swallow

Michael and Kitty chat with comedian Ron Swallow about Martial Arts, Star Trek, Marvel and DC Comics, stand-up comedy, acting, goth culture, kink and consent, treating people with respect, on-line dating, Doctor Who, Panda Express, racial comedy, wealth disparity, office jobs, roller derby, racism, small dicks, David Bowie, big dicks, The Elfstones of Shannara, Dear White People, Parks and Recreation, lazy comedy, Star Wars, the Krampus, horror movies, Twitter, nerdy shirts, Sith vs. Jedi, Disney, and archery.

LINKS
Liquid Zoo Open Mic Wednesdays
Ron Swallow on Facebook 
Ron Swallow on Twitter
Ron Swallow on Instagram
Kitty on Instagram
Michael on Instagram

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Episode 46 – John Perez

This week, Michael and Kitty chatted with video game animator and comic book writer, John Perez. They discuss Orange County, Christian Roman, animation, Disney 3D vs. 2D, storyboarding, latino media culture, Six Sigma, animation houses, Obsidian Entertainment, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Casa Bonita, creepy ravens, sopapillas, New Orleans, celebrity encounters, big studio animation production, comics, Archon, TV, comics adaptations, and podcasts.

LINKS
Casa Bonita
John Perez on Twitter
Obsidian Entertainment
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Action Lab Comics
Archon on Comixology

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Episode 45 – Daemon Noir

This week, Michael and Kitty spoke with LA club promoter, musician, and DJ Daemon Noir about adult beverages, DJing, goth clubs, music, HexRx, PyschoCypher, The Beer Snobs Podcast, manbuns, genre fiction, Twilight, The Strain, internet viewing, comic book TV, archery, podcasts, Kevin Smith, man stuff, other DJs, comics movies, Batman vs. Superman, Captain Marvel, video games, KOTOR, Jedi vs. Sith, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mr. Robot, Christian Slater, Daredevil, Horns, Gotham, X-Men Apocalypse, and Supergirl.

LINKS
PsychoCypher official site
Daemon Noir on Twitter
HexRx

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