Podcast

The Dork Forest

Jackie Kashian is a standup comic and is interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. It's Dork on Dork Dialog and the safest space in interview-ville. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. Tune in and Enjoy.

Episodes

  • Looking for Adventure w Alex Edelman – EP 582

    Aug 04 2020

    Alex Edelman (@thealexedelman on IG & @alexedelman on twitter) wants to crawl and climb around a SLOT canyon. Yes, I know. It’s a possibly dangerous, super fun to him, way to discover and enjoy one of nature’s results of water flow. He got all kinds of tips and reveals as to great places to hike. He also has his FIRST ALBUM out NOW!! Called “Until Now” …get in on it. Everywhere you get comedy albums. Cuz he’s great. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo m...more

  • Jenny Yang and I talk DISCOVERED Comfort Food – EP 581

    Jul 28 2020

    Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) is a great comic and discovered weird (to her) midwestern delacacies like Peanut butter and jelly SANDWICHES, tuna casserole and I share that I never had toast with butter AND jelly on it. Because I wasn’t raised by the Rockerfellers. You will love. for 10% off your first month of COUNSELING. We all need it right now. Maybe you try these qualified people. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everythin...more

  • Andy Iwancio and DANCE MUSIC  – EP 580

    Jul 21 2020

    Andy Iwancio (@andyiwancio) joins a long list of people that are surprised I’ve never heard of the music she likes. AH… thus my plan continues. Something called The Avalanches – here’s a spotify track list: Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the ...more

  • Racquet Sports and Christine Blackburn – EP 579

    Jul 14 2020

    The elusive PICKLEBALL! It’s TINY! Christine Blackburn (@storyworthy) talks many racquet sports (tennis, badminton, ping pong) but none is more fascinating (to me)… than PICKLEBALL! You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of T...more

  • Movie Soundtracks with Josh Snyder – EP 578

    Jul 07 2020

    Josh Snyder (@nerdyvirgin) can sign and storytell about MOVIE soundtracks. Yes. I know even LESS about music in the background of movies. He has a lovely sense of pitch and it’s amazing. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero o...more

  • Escape rooms with Barbara Holiday – EP 577

    Jun 30 2020

    Barbara Holiday (@flapperscomedy) cannot wait to get trapped in a small room again. I KNOW. But it’s escape rooms and it’s SUPER SPECIFIC. So it is great. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on Amazo...more

  • Robert Jenkins is not a gun nut, he's a safety gun nut - EP 576

    Jun 23 2020

    Robert Jenkins (@robjcomedy) is a great comic and we have worked some weird gigs and he’s a lawyer and his experiences make him a safe and serious dork about guns. We talk about that safety and seriousness. And we laugh. We LAUGH. You will enjoy. He has a very new, cool, podcast called How to Survive In America () it’s on Google too. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON li...more

  • Leadership varies w examples w Alex Schmidt – EP 575

    Jun 16 2020

    Grover Cleveland (not his real first name) and Benjamin Lay are very different leaders… and I learn a bunch about them from Alex Schmidt (@AlexSchmidty and https://www.alexschmidty.com/). It’s a good one. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Her...more

  • Call of Duty, Wrestling and Animal Crossing w Ron Funches

    Jun 09 2020

    Ron Funches (@ronfunches @ronfunch IG) IS King Shark. But we talk wrestling and video games. This ANIMAL CROSSING draws my attention. He is the best. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on Amazon, iT...more

  • Babylon 5: Robert Hurt Character Development and Political Intrigue– EP 573

    Jun 02 2020

    Robert Hurt (@astrorob - astrophysicist and artist who does the astrovisualization of telescope data for NASA) IS BACK. This time? Babylon 5. I’ve never seen it and NO SPOILERS I wanna see it. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the ...more

  • The Dork Forest 572 - Nelly Thomas

    May 26 2020

    Nelly Thomas has a joke about Michel Foucault’s name and then it’s a wordplay pronunciation thing and then we get real. Did you know about the relationship between power and knowledge? Yeah… I didn’t. I learned stuff. YAY ME. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My cur...more

  • How the movie Groundhog Day speaks to Pamela Walt  – EP 571

    May 19 2020

    Pamela Walt (@houseofpamcakes twitter) is a comic and we talk about so many things and we KEEP coming back to Groundhog Day! We meander and it’s hilarious. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on Amaz...more

  • Oh. Just one more thing from Jim Woster about Columbo – EP 570

    May 12 2020

    Peter Falk was better looking than Columbo. I talk with JimWoster-of EPISODE ONE of the prerecorded fame-about the well written mystery. This one was an exciting use of USB sticks and the US Mail. It took a sec. There’s a SLIGHT overlap because Quarantine dorkout. You will love it anyway. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websi...more

  • Laser Disks, Upright video games and Many things Analog with Dominic Ferrantelli – EP 569

    May 05 2020

    Dominic Ferrantelli is NOT on yer social MEDIA! Yeah. He is watching Laser Disks and playing old video games and pinball. AND explaining Cathode rays to ME. Oof. I learned so much a lot of it leaked out. But it is fascinating and great. Enjoy!! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. ...more

  • Canadian reality shows with Maria Bamford – EP 568

    Apr 28 2020

    Maria Bamford (@mariabamfoo and Amazon et al Weakness is the Brand) loves a reality show and the BEST are CANADIAN reality shows. I hear about it. In the end, it isn’t the PROBLEM.. it’s the humanity that fascinates. Oh yes. Hard Agree. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky good...more

  • Steve Mandel prefers Monsters – EP 567

    Apr 21 2020

    The fiction of Godzilla ruins the reality of Dinosaurs for JUST a second. And then ongoing in the life and times of Steve Mandel (@nevativsteve). Then he’s back with more SCIENCE. We talk MONSTERS and now I want to try again to watch them all!! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky goodness. M...more

  • Advice Podcasts with Myq and Matt – EP 566 Matt Kirshen

    Apr 14 2020

    Matt Kirshen (@mattkirshen / @matt_kirshen) and Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) both wanted to talk advice columns and it came up THE SAME WEEK. So we ALL did it. Dork Panel!! Myq has a new album coming out May 8th and you should all pre-order it April 17th (A.K.A.) and Matt has a podcast called “Probably Science” that you should check out. This is fascinating. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com o...more

  • Depression Cooking. Not Depressed. With Darla Kashian – EP 565

    Apr 07 2020

    Get ready for another Great Depression! This time with Turmeric! My sister (@bossymagoo) Darla Kashian can make a meal out of any found items. She LIKES nice items but she cooks like the depression mom she was raised to be. Let us learn. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or USE THE AMAZON link on the front page of my and the 'cast websites when you order your own dorky good...more

  • Wandering around the edge of human knowledge with Luisa Rebull – EP 564

    Mar 31 2020

    I met Luisa Rebull (@lrebull – CalTech Astronomer) working on UniverseUnplugged.org and we got to talk for 15 minutes. I wanted to ask my simple space and science questions for another hour. So here we are. It’s GREAT. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” availab...more

  • Prison Education System w Robin Ryan – EP 563

    Mar 24 2020

    When last we visited with Robin Ryan (@robinryan200) she dorked out about Rollerderby (EP 360) but here we get the grit and hope and dark humor that is her job – teaching High School/GED in a California Men’s Prison. It’s fascinating. People are still people. Don’t Bet on The Rapture. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch:...more

  • Mitford Sisters Survived THE HUNT w Guy Branum  – EP 562

    Mar 18 2020

    Guy Branum (@guybranum) knows so many things and these six British aristocratic sisters are FASCINATING. I wish to make a mitigating pun. I will not. This ep is recorded via skype bc of the ‘rona. Take care out there. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available...more

  • You make it UP with Sean Conroy – EP 561

    Mar 10 2020

    The dorkdom is Improv and, yes, and we hash out the art, the community, the silly and the terribleness of Improv. Sean Conroy (@seanconroy has a new ‘cast Sean Conroy gets Happier). He’s hilarious and fascinating. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” avail...more

  • So many games! Aldrin Cornejo Loves Vampire The Masquerade  – EP 560

    Mar 03 2020

    Aldrin Cornejo (@acornayho) loves all the games and a LOT of animation (he works at American Dad!) but this episode is all about the tabletop game The Vampire Masquerade. HE KNOWS SO MUCH!! Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you w...more

  • Niceole Levy explains that Janet Jackson is a Whole Person – EP 559

    Feb 25 2020

    Niceole Levy (@niceolecookies writer from Cloak&Dagger, and new movie The Banker) explains the good time that IS Janet Jackson. I came in knowing SOME THINGS. It’s a good one. You will love it. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want...more

  • Sarah Mowrey and FLEETWOOD MAC. A Band – EP 558

    Feb 18 2020

    It’s a glimpse into ANOTHER band I don’t know anything about, but Sarah Mowrey (@sarahmowrey) does. OH DOES SHE. I am shocked and enthralled. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, s...more

  • Diana Hong learned Korean from K-Pop – EP 557

    Feb 11 2020

    Diana’s cousins’ needed to learn English so she listened AND LOVED a lot of K-Pop. I learn what that is 😊 AND… Let me say that, first, that it’s DIANA Hong (@wellhongd) not Diane. Hi. And I learn that there’s casting in K-POP. And that yer parents may SEND you to Korea to learn Korean, but your cousins insist they work on their English. K-Pop! Diana Hong! It’s a dorky delight. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything i...more

  • John Poveromo Marvels at Spiderman and Such – EP 556

    Feb 04 2020

    More Marvel with comic John Poveromo (@johnpoveromo) – we talk tv, movies and comics and get into some specifics of Cyclops’ powers. Just good clean fun here, folks. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the web...more

  • Missile Silo Living with Leah Mansfield – EP 555

    Jan 28 2020

    Leah Mansfield (@leahmansfield) is a comic who was in the Air Force and worked with NUKES. And we talk about the dorky world of world annihilation. And I FINALLY realize how rockets work. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if...more

  • George Washington was Perfectly Proportioned – EP 554

    Jan 23 2020

    He was a flawed hero and Dawn Brodey (@dawn_brodey) KNOWS IT. We go into some revolutionary war minutia and it was fun. You will love. AD: for 15% off your first order!! Use the code: Dork. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it...more

  • Amanda Cohen and Women’s Reproductive Rights – EP 553

    Jan 14 2020

    It doesn’t SEEM funny, but it is. Learn how much Amanda Cohen (@amandacohen27, comic and rights activist) and I DO NOT know about how women’s bodies work. Also men’s. But that’s less surprising. This was great. Heh. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and...more

  • Broadway with J Keith van Straaten– EP 551

    Jan 07 2020

    SO MANY SHOWS! Keith (@J_Keith and the @gofactyourpod) loves Broadway and we GET INTO IT. I wish I loved actors DOING it as much as Keith. Enjoy and learn. I did. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As w...more

  • Rise of Skywalker Spoiler - Ep 3

    Jan 03 2020

    Andy and I saw Rise of Skywalker and had to TALK ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS SO SPOILERY... so only listen if you've SEEN IT. Or DO NOT CARE. Both are acceptable to us. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on t...more

  • Salon Nails, Armenian Food and Mukbang with Mary Basmadjian – EP 551

    Dec 29 2019

    People don’t just grow their nails real long. Mary Basmadjian (@maryb626 on IG) explains the how and the WHY of it. Then it’s Armenian food which leads to a Korean Youtube thing called Mukbang. Fascinating. It is DECEMBER and in December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.” January. Gimme money again in January. USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodn...more

  • Danielle Perez explains Mariah Carey – EP 550

    Dec 24 2019

    Mariah Carey is a very famous singer/songwriter and Danielle Perez (@divadelux) explains the decade’s worth of music I’ve probably heard. It’s a music ep and it holds MUCH information for me. And you get to hear Danielle explain it to me. Enjoy. I did. It is DECEMBER and in December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.” January. Gimme money again in January. USE THE AMAZON link on the fr...more

  • Veganism with Tig Notaro – EP 549

    Dec 17 2019

    Tig Notaro (@therealfluffNotaro on IG) is Vegan. AND IT’S WORKING OUT!! You should totally try it. If you want. No pressure. I’ve tried it. Between meals. But I loved this conversation. You will too. Get in on it. AD: SimpleHealth.com is birth control delivered TO YOUR DOOR. It's easy. It's a right. Live by a code, Dork. It is DECEMBER and in December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.”...more

  • Pianos don’t really DUEL with Martha Boles – EP 548

    Dec 10 2019

    Dueling Pianos actually DUET. Martha Boles (@ms.marthaboles on IG) has MANY interests but she told me that’s her dayjob RIGHT before the show started so it’s DUELING PIANO’S. She is a delight and you will love her. It is DECEMBER and in December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.” January. Gimme money again in January.   USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dork...more

  • QUICKLY learn about THE FLASH w Thom Tran – EP 547

    Dec 03 2019

    Thom Tran (@_thomtran Sex Jokes Rock n Roll Podcast) loves ALL the ways The Flash is repped. I learn about the Flash! I want to now see… The Flash. You will enjoy this episode. Listen at your own pace. AD: for a FREE subscription for Birth Control. DO THIS. What a great idea. Delivered to your door. It is DECEMBER and in December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.” January. Gimme money...more

  • Food and Japanese media w Adam Conover – EP 546

    Nov 26 2019

    Adam Conover (@adamconover of Adam Ruins Everything and the Factually Podcast) loves Nintendo but I got him weeding off on Miyazaki. It is a wonderful wander thru the love of food and popular art. You will love the heck out of this. It is NOVEMBER and in November and December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.” January. Gimme money again in January. USE THE AMAZON link on the front page...more

  • Chinese Ghosts, Demons, and Vampires w Mary Becquet – EP 545

    Nov 19 2019

    You know when you major in Chinese and then get accounting clients in Singapore and it’s Death Month? Mary Becquet (@becquetSQ & IG @maryb3) LOVES it. Recorded Halloween day made for youtube Chinese Vampire Movie watching later PERFECT. You will love. It is NOVEMBER and in November and December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to  or google your town’s name and the words “food bank.” January. Gimme money again in January. USE THE AMAZON lin...more

  • The darkweb of Netflix w Sharon Houston – EP 544

    Nov 12 2019

    British Reality Shows-The longboxes of Netflix with Sharon Houston (@sharon_houston and IG @sharonhouston). She’s a comic and, sure she watches The Great British Bakeoff but have you seen of Nightmare Tenants/Slum Landlords? UH ME EITHER. Fascinating. Hilarious. You will love. Then I learn more about EDM. That’s music. She has a youtube show: The Bob and Donna Show: It is NOVEMBER and in November and December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to ...more

  • Buffy – The COLLEGE YEARS! With Tiff Stevenson – EP 543

    Nov 05 2019

    UK comic Tiff Stevenson @tiffstevenson and @tiffstevensoncomic is in LA and she loves so much about Buffy. And, interestingly… the college years! We also dork out about comedy, los angeles and a memoir by Eve Babitz that’s a love letter to LA. We are also interrupted a LOT and I don’t take it well. Welcome to real life. You will enjoy. Listen. It is NOVEMBER and in November and December I ask you not to donate to The Dork Forest but to use the cash you MIGHT have sent to go to or google your to...more

  • Expanded Star Wars with Dan Telfer – EP 542

    Oct 30 2019

    The 80s and 90s had a wealth of Star Wars for them that needed it. And Dan Telfer (@dantelfer of Nerd Poker and DnD Beyond) was that demographic. We get INTO it. There’s so much we don’t get to. More later. Enjoy AD: Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , a...more

  • Bad guys of Latin America with Cat Alvarado – EP 541

    Oct 22 2019

    Villains of History is Cat Alvarado’s @thecatalvarado podcast (I did Pol Pot on it). She’s come to talk Latin American despots. I am reminded of the 70s and 80s and beyond. But not like a radio station. Fascinating. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story”...more

  • Cthulu RPGs, it’s Origin and Brian’s – EP 540

    Oct 15 2019

    Brian Jacobovitz @brianjacobovitz got into the game, then into the stories. HP Lovecraft is weird, you guys. No, really. But he inspires an awesome bunch of games. You will love. AD: Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed...more

  • Kira Soltanovich is NOT A DOCTOR – EP 539

    Oct 08 2019

    Without the benefit of copyright is Kira Soltanovich @kiracomedy talking to me about how she CAN CURE YOU. MAYBE. With Homeopathic Medicine. And she’d love to try. In other news, watch LET’S GET SWEAT! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if ...more

  • Zelda and Link with Dave Ross – EP 538

    Oct 01 2019

    Dave Ross will save Zelda and they will BE FRIENDS. Over and over. We talk about the cooking sitch in Breath of the Wild for a weirdly long time. This is great. You will LOVE! He has a new album called “The Only Man Who Has Had Sex” – GET IT. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of Thi...more

  • Karma, Crystals and getting it together with Rebecca Rush – EP 537

    Sep 24 2019

    Books and rocks and learning about what to do NEXT with Rebecca Rush (@rebeccarush639) – she has a book podcast that I did right after THIS ONE 😊 ComicsBookClub Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As w...more

  • Western Monster Movies with Courtney Joyner – EP 536

    Sep 17 2019

    Courtney Joyner (@courtneyjoyner)  is a WELLSPRING of information. There’s not just ONE dorkdom. He has a new Boardgame out/coming out… request it at your Game Store “NEMO RISING.” Andy wanted in. Check out the bonus. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , a...more

  • Pussy Control w Christopher Titus– EP 535

    Sep 10 2019

    Prince is from MN and he did that song about a corvette. Christopher Titus (@titusnation) might have the REST of the information about him. I learn stuff and get a list to listen to. NOTE: Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Pussy Control, When Will We Be Paid, Colonized Mind, Pink Cashmere, Erotic City, Shockadelica, Friend Lover Sister Mother/Wife, and the whole of an album called The Truth. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to...more

  • The long walk with Andrew Solmssen – EP 534

    Sep 03 2019

    Andrew Solmssen (@solmssen and @andrewsolmssen) is a hiking monster. He’s turned his, considerable, attention span to walking up and around Los Angeles. There’s tech talk too. Because it’s Andrew. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy i...more

  • Olympic Artistic Gymastics w Lindsay Guzzardo – EP 533

    Aug 27 2019

    Artistic Women’s Gymnastics; mostly 1980s and 90s. Not RHYTHMIC gymnastics and, currently, while still psyched, Lindsay Guzzardo has issues with the “changes.” This was GREAT. She’s on linked in. You don’t know her. YET. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on ...more

  • Brian Posehn explains metal’s heaviness, musically – 532

    Aug 20 2019

    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. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the...more

  • Deep Space Nine with Robert Hurt – EP 531

    Aug 13 2019

    Robert Hurt (@AstroRob IG: @AstroRobLA ) 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 the Spitzer Space Telescope among other things. He is the coolest dork). You will love this so much you’ll find the other two episodes with him. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at ...more

  • Hitchiking and the open Road w Phil Kashian

    Aug 06 2019

    My BROTHER Phil is back on the show to tell tales of riding the non-rails. Phil Kashian is apart of the TDF Ranger group if you want to talk to him. This was fun. It’s like getting to know my OWN BROTHER. You will enjoy. AD: www.FunctionofBeauty.com/dork for 20% off personalized shampoo and conditioner that, i SWEAR, works. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when y...more

  • Murder She Wrote with Caitlin Gill – EP 529

    Jul 30 2019

    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. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com. USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness. Merch: My cur...more

  • Heroscape with Justin Herrmann – EP 528

    Jul 23 2019

    Tabletop VS game with figures and stuff to buy? I AM INTERESTED. Justin Herrmann (@_J_Herrmann_) loves Heroscape and I got to see all the parts. It looks so cool. IN a DORK FOREST kind of way. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE tiny AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and ha...more

  • PhotoFINISHING with Beth Topper – EP 527 Beth Topper

    Jul 16 2019

    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. AD: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code DORK during checkout! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page wh...more

  • The Dork Forest SP2 - Spiderman Spoilercast

    Jul 12 2019

    YES> Andy AshCRAFT and I discuss the newest Spiderman - Far From Home and it's CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS. You've been warned. Andy's website is Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, s...more

  • I wanna see more THE EXPANSE with Justin Marchert – EP 526

    Jul 09 2019

    Sci Fi Noir and Space Opera and Syfy and Amazon. Justin Marchert (@JustinMarchert and ) 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.   AD: FunctionofBeauty.com for 20% off your first order. THIS IS GREAT STUFF. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky ...more

  • Matt Oswalt got a camera – EP 525

    Jul 02 2019

    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 out. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the H...more

  • Frederick Law Olmsted landscaped Sara’s heart – EP 524

    Jun 25 2019

    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. AD: Scentbird: off your first month! AD: Hello Fresh! $80 off your first month!   Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My curre...more

  • Lydia Popovich with MORE Dolly Parton – EP 523

    Jun 18 2019

    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. AD: Scentbird: off your first month! AD: Ana Luisa: for beautiful, sustainable jewelry Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My c...more

  • The Beatles, Ladies and Gentlemen, beloved by Jeffrey Baldinger – EP 522

    Jun 11 2019

    The Beatles, Ladies and Gentlemen, beloved by Jeffrey Baldinger – EP 522 Jeffrey Baldinger (@jeffbaldinger & 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. AD: download the APP and use code “dork” for $100 in free delivery for the first week! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON link on the front page w...more

  • Comedy Dork Out about Greg Giraldo w Matt Balaker – EP 521

    Jun 04 2019

    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. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON icon when you order your own dorky iconic goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available...more

  • Beyoncé and what that means to Ebony Jones – EP 520

    May 28 2019

    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 amazing. Enjoy. AD:  for a FREE stock to start your portfolio! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodn...more

  • Dork out about Podcasts on a PODCAST - Ep. 519

    May 21 2019

    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. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the websit...more

  • Concerts and Venues with Valerie Tosi - 518

    May 14 2019

    Concerts and Venues with Valerie Tosi - 518 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. AD 1: Postmates.  $100 in free deliveries with the code DORK! AD 2: New Yorker  12 weeks for $6 AND THE TOTE BAG at Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything i...more

  • Melanie Vesey and Social Media - Ep. 517

    May 07 2019

    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 album everywhere. I LARNED STUFF AGAIN. I will apply that knowledge. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com. USE THE AM...more

  • EXTRY BONUS SPOLIER ENDGAME DORKOUT

    May 01 2019

    I talk to Andy about ENDGAME and SPOIL as many mysteries as possible. SO if you haven't SEEN ENDGAME. PRESS PAUSE. Then see ENDGAME. If you want. Carry on. Regular shows commence each Tuesday. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the...more

  • British Theatre and all the stems from that w Ethan Stanlislawski - 516

    Apr 30 2019

    We speak of overeducated, underemployed, crowded living condition THEATER. It’s really most of the world. But Ethan Stanislawski @ethanstancomedy knows British Theater and we discuss it. As well as the big issues and Jerry Lewis movies. I learned things. It was fascinating and fun. You will enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: M...more

  • The Practical JOY of Cosplay w Judith Stephens - Ep. 515

    Apr 23 2019

    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! AD: Scentbird.com/dork for %50 your first Perfume or Cologne for $7.50 !! LIVE BY A CODE! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This ...more

  • Justice on the TV with Cindy Camponera - Ep. 514

    Apr 16 2019

    Cindy Caponera (@cccap and @cindycaponera on IG) is SO FUNNY. And she has memorized because she was MESMERIZED by so many scenes in cop TV shows. Then just movie scenes. She must return. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it sign...more

  • Road Comedy w Divorced Dads w Carmen Morales - Ep. 513

    Apr 09 2019

    Raised on the road; learning the ropes and meeting ALMOST ALL decent dads while loving comedy. Carmen Morales @thefunnycarmen is a great comic and has the best attitude. Another fascinating dorkdom for those who love standup. Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , a...more

  • LIVE in Boise w Yedoye Travis, Sofiya Alexandra & Sam Tallent - Ep. 512

    Apr 02 2019

    It’s a LIVE ep but it’s not a PREMIUM ep bc I need eps!! And 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 spreadsheet. And @SamTallent hasn’t told his wife he’s got 40k in Magic Cards. You will love this one. Promise. AD 1: New Yorker.com/dork get %50 off 12 weeks of the print and digital and FREE TOTE!! AD 2: Robinhood: forest.robinhood.com Get...more

  • Auggie Smith knows a lot of dead comedians - Ep. 511

    Mar 26 2019

    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 who are still alive. This is awesome. Enjoy. AD: for 50% off your subscription! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your...more

  • BIRD NERD Gary Anthony Williams - Ep. 510

    Mar 19 2019

    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. AD: HelloFresh.com/dork80 GET $80 your first month. AD: ThirdLove.com/DORK for 15% off. LIVE BY A CODE!! 😉 Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when yo...more

  • The New York Times Crossword w Michelle Biloon - Ep. 509

    Mar 12 2019

    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! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup sh...more

  • Denise Plante has a magnetic personality - Ep. 508

    Mar 06 2019

    TREASURE!! You know those Metal Detectors that people use on beaches? @DenisePlante, her husband and kids LOVE them. She is hilarious and I learn stuff. Radio personality and podcaster: Life and After with Denise and Deb. This one was great. You will love.    AD: forest.robinhood.com for a free stock to START!! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodn...more

  • Sean White has Star Trek and Marvel Minutia - Ep. 507

    Feb 26 2019

    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. AD: for 15% off your first order.   Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you ...more

  • Choreograph your Sugar Rush with Erin Tracy - Ep. 506

    Feb 19 2019

    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. AD: for $6 for 12 weeks of the New Yorker. Plus the TOTE!! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if y...more

  • The Next Generation with Kat Burdick - Ep. 505

    Feb 12 2019

    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. AD: for $50 off your registry! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” avai...more

  • Teej Ford is Batty. Get it? - Ep. 504

    Feb 05 2019

    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 a bat hospital in Australia next month. It’s great. You will love. AD: ROBINHOOD investing. forest.robinhood.com Ranger treat! Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at ...more

  • Learning to Hold It w Wynter Spears - Ep. 503

    Jan 29 2019

    The best bathrooms and…The Worst. Bathrooms. 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.  AD: SAVE on your first order and it's really easy and a really good bra. I also got a body suit :) Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order...more

  • Battlestar Galactica w Greg Green - Ep. 502

    Jan 22 2019

    WHO ARE THE CYLONS? Greg Green loved that show so much he watched the documentary. I learn about the tension, the parable that IS BG. Follow @greggarz on Instagram and listen to his podcast on itunes et al. SoCalStories. AD ONE: Hello Fresh Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” availa...more

  • The Dork Forest 501 - Rachel Ryszard

    Jan 15 2019

    Karate with Rachel Ryszard - Ep. 501 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. AD ONE: Care Of Vitamins. CODE: Dork50 for 50% off your first month of vitamins!! AD TWO: ZOLA is a Wedding Registry site! You can get $50 off the easiest way to plan and register for your wedding. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s...more

  • Ween-er Ruthie Fudge - Ep. 500

    Jan 08 2019

    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! AD: 50% off the NEW YORKER with code DORK! AD: free stock from ROBINHOOD! When you sign up from   Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. Links to everything is at or . USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Merch: My current album “I Am Not the H...more

  • Hallmark Christmas Movies w Erin Foley - Ep. 499

    Dec 25 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. DO NOT Donate to The Dork Forest in November or December. FIND A FOOD BANK. Search “food bank” with the name of your city. It will work. My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just vid...more

  • Holiday Horror with Matt Weinhold - Ep. 498

    Dec 18 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 Monster Party which is on all the itunesy things and facebook and IG. So great. He's awesome. AD: New Yorker  12 issues for $6 (half off the regular first timer discount!!) DO NOT Donate to The Dork Forest in November or December. FIND A FOOD BANK. Search “food bank” with the name of your city. It will work. My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” availa...more

  • Paige Weldon hangs out at malls - Ep. 497

    Dec 11 2018

    Comic/Writer Paige Weldon @paigeweldon hangs out at malls. Like a John Hughes movie but wo the peer pressure. This was great. Heh. AD: Modcloth - 15% off one time order of over $100 w the code we all live by. offer good till 3.3.2019 DO NOT Donate to The Dork Forest in November or December. FIND A FOOD BANK. Search “food bank” with the name of your city. It will work. My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as...more

  • SICK LIT. SAD LIT. Jen O’Donnell will be prepared - Ep. 496

    Dec 04 2018

    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 is still great. Enjoy. AD: LIVE BY A CODE!! 15% off w DORK. DO NOT Donate to The Dork Forest in November or December. FIND A FOOD BANK. Search “food bank” with the name of your city. It will work. My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the webs...more

  • No tank for shark talk w Alice Wetterlund - Ep. 495

    Nov 27 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. AD: UH... the NEW YORKER magazine. 12 weeks. $6 with code DORK. DO NOT Donate to The Dork Forest in November or December. FIND A FOOD BANK. Search “food bank” with the name of your city. It will work. My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. A...more

  • Trying with Robert Buscemi - Ep. 494

    Nov 20 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. for $10 off your first box. I swear it is fun.  DO NOT Donate to The Dork Forest in November or December. FIND A FOOD BANK. Search “food bank” with the name of your city. It will work. My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , ...more

  • The Dork Forest 493 - Nina Manni

    Nov 13 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. Donate to The Dork Forest at Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped ...more

  • Joni Mitchell is still alive with DeAnne Smith - Ep. 492

    Nov 06 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. AD: AD: Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   USE THE AMAZON banner when you order y...more

  • Happy Halloween w Paranormal Ryan Singer - Ep. 491

    Oct 30 2018

    There isn’t a Youtube video of some weird paranormal thing that Ryan Singer ( 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.” Get in on it! AD: to listen and subscribe! AD: use code “DORK” for $10 off your first box! Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, stand...more

  • Musical Theater and Jazz w Ted Alexandro - Ep. 490

    Oct 23 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. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   USE THE A...more

  • Greg Behrendt loves the ladies, in a SUPPORTIVE WAY - Ep. 489

    Oct 16 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. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are ...more

  • Face your Fears w Courntey Hameister - Ep. 488

    Oct 09 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 love. AD: use code “DORK” for $10 off your first box! AD: to listen and subscribe! Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF...more

  • Superman CARES w Mark Waid

    Oct 02 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 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! or put in dorkforest20 at checkout. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy...more

  • Kinnikuman with Jason Van Glass - Ep. 486

    Sep 25 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. AD: or text DORK to 500500 start. LIVE BY A CODE. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and...more

  • Premium EP LIVE at High Plains Comedy Festival - Ep. 485

    Sep 21 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here? this defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. Live EP at the High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, CO w Baron Vaughn (@barvonblaq) and Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner). We talked history (Jamestown and Roman) and genocide. Yes. AND... know they are both great comics, actor...more

  • Photographing the humanity w Felicia Michaels - Ep. 484

    Sep 18 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. Fascinating!   AD: use promo code DORK for $10 off the first box! Live by a code. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF ts...more

  • Cleaning comes in sessions w Kaycee Conlee - Ep. 483

    Sep 11 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. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   USE THE AMAZON banner ...more

  • The steady heartbeat of Nato Green - Ep. 482

    Sep 04 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. You will learn things and laugh. I did. AD:  use the code “dork” for 25% off your first order. Rangers live by a code.   Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it...more

  • Taking over the Party w Kristen Studard - Ep. 481

    Aug 28 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.    AD:  for  underwear  for  the  most  of  us.    AD:    use  the  code  “dork”Live by  a  code, rangers.      Donate to The Dork Forest at    or  My current album is “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on Amazon, iTunes and hard copy if you want it signed on the website.  As well as TDF t...more

  • Be Self Life Coached w Steve Young

    Aug 21 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. AD: for underwear for the most of us. AD: use the code “dork” NOT a lot of people live by a code anymore. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CD...more

  • GenCon w Andy Ashcraft - Ep. 479

    Aug 14 2018

    Andy () leads me through the games he playtested and the games he played the JOYS of being with 60k gamers in Indianapolis. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness. Audio leveling by Patr...more

  • Narnia w Noam Friedlander - Ep. 478

    Jul 31 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. AD: FabFitFun at code Dork. 😊 Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped liv...more

  • Halfling Wizard Amy Heidt - Ep. 477

    Jul 24 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. AD: TomboyX at Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   USE THE AMAZ...more

  • It’s time to play the music w Nia Debose - Ep. 476

    Jul 18 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. AD: Fab Fit Fun at AD: TomboyX at Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available he...more

  • Imagine, if you will, Dani Fernandez - Ep. 475

    Jul 10 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 television. You will be too. Enjoy! AD: www.TomboyX.com/dork and get 15% off Underclothings!! And Swimthings!!! Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on t...more

  • Malaysian Plane Theory w Karen Rontowski - Ep. 474

    Jul 03 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. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   US...more

  • Tiki Bars are SOCIAL w Tamra Brown - Ep. 473

    Jun 26 2018

    Mai Tai’s, History and cool décor. That’s what’s fun for comic Tamra Brown @heytamra_ and . I mistake rockabilly for ska  - AGAIN? And it’s fun. Enjoy. AD: Fab Fit Fun – it’s a mystery crate of stuff!! Long ad but it was fun. And funny. Hopefully. and enter DORK and get $10 your first box! AD: Lola  - It’s TAMPOONS you guys!! Like Harpoons but organic and fer yer menstrual cycle! and enter DORK to get %40 off all subscriptions. Uh… they also have condoms and lube. (winkyface emoji cuz I’ve an ...more

  • Before Shots were heard Around the World w Gary Petersen - Ep. 472

    Jun 19 2018

    The Revolutionary War hasn’t even started and we’re an hour in with Gary Petersen (@garyjpetersen and ). We get to Lexington and Concord. He'll be back. Anecdotes about the Revolution w comic, Gary Petersen. Hee. You will love.  Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live an...more

  • BEES come back with Emma Arnold - Ep. 471

    Jun 12 2018

    Emma Arnold @iamaroadtrip is a comic (her free filmed hour on ) and KEEPS BEES. Bees are back and I relearn stuff and hear more great bee stories. This one is great.  Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here:   USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own ...more

  • Ren Faire FACTS w Hob the Troll - Ep. 470

    Jun 05 2018

    Not kidding. Stevo Doccerson (@hobthetroll and his own podcast on) 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 will enjoy. I insist. AD: subscription - family stories printed in a book!! Donate to The Dork Forest at or My current album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts ...more

  • Myth Builder Walt Disney with Dave Nadelberg

    May 25 2018

    Dave Nadelberg (@mortified and ) 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.  Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and...more

  • Emily Lubin comes of age through the power of DANCE (movies) - Ep. 468

    May 22 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 coming of age via the power of DANCE. Oh yes. And note. I’m so wrong about Gossamer. ENJOY!   AD: Home Chef:  PROMO CODE “Dork” save $30 off your first order. AD: Away Travel: Promo Code “Dork” get $20 off an order. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My ...more

  • Amy Miller’s Coat of Many Colors - Ep. 467

    May 15 2018

    Amy Miller (@whosyourgodcast @amymiller ) is a fan of the one and only Dolly Parton. I know VERY LITTLE about Dolly Parton. I learn stuff again. You will love. AD:  PROMO CODE “Dork” save $30 off your first order. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are recorded live and available her...more

  • Rugby and Rage w Andrea Allan - Ep. 466 Andrea Allan

    May 08 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! Donate to The Dork Forest at www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com My album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on Amazon, iTunes and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and...more

  • Premium EP LIVE at Moontower- Ep. 464

    May 07 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. Live EP at the Monotower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX w Martha Kelly (@marthakelly3), Erin Foley (@erinfoleycomic) and Janelle James (@janellecomic). When they met (in this black box theater) IT WAS MURDER.  They are all OUTS...more

  • Meta Podcasting w KATG - Ep. 464

    May 01 2018

    Keith(@keithmalley) and The Girl(@chemda) have been podcasting the LONGEST. And they never do 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 enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps o...more

  • ER with Mandy Stadtmiller - Ep. 463

    Apr 27 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 () and we talk about that and go DEEP into what binge television is FOR. Enjoy.   Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs and just videos of my comedy. Premium eps of TDF are...more

  • Premium EP LIVE at Bird Comedy Fest - Ep. 462

    Apr 24 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. Grocery Stores with Maggie Maye (@maggiemayehaha). Freaking Grocery Stores. I didn’t know this is ALSO my own dorkdom. Live EP at the Bird CityC Comedy Festival with Maggie Maye knows things and loves things. We talk Groceries...more

  • Premium EP LIVE at Vermont Comedy Club - Ep. 461

    Apr 24 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 here… this defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. Live EP at the Vermont Comedy Club. Ryan Miller (@Guster) is Vermont’s local band dork luminary and he, essentially, interviews me. But he DOES collect Vinyl Albums and he DOES love Reddit! So...more

  • Spoiler Celebration of Black Panther w Joyelle Johnson- Ep. 460

    Apr 20 2018

    Bonus ep!! Black Panther SO FULL of SPOILERS. Great comic Joyelle Johnson @joyellenicole and I have been trying to dork out about ANYTHING forever. It’s not a full hour but it’s FULL OF JOY. Oh. That is also a pun on her name. She’s Great. Enjoy. There is ALSO some hilarious celebration of name dropping. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and oth...more

  • Charmed I’m sure w Kendra Zzyzwyck- Ep. 459

    Apr 17 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 IT. THERE's A BUZZ. I think it was the cables. I just bought new cables. I'm sorry. The show IS free. Good luck. And... hey... Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it...more

  • Puzzles with Pavel Curtis- Ep. 458

    Apr 10 2018

    ALL THE PUZZLES! Pavel Curtis () 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. Donate to The Dork Forest at or 11:00 (plus intro time) Physical Puzzles    21:00 various cons and IS there overlap? 28:30 5 Card Nancy My album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and other CDs an...more

  • Flatpack Stores can be hacked to make a Home w Jean Grae - Ep. 457

    Apr 03 2018

    Ikea and Home Depot are a dorkdom I did NOT see coming. Jean Grae ( – 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. #jococruise Enjoy. AD: Secret Active. (you guys… they got the domain name secret.com. AWESOME). Donate to The Dork Forest at or 11:35 Home Depot    20:35 The Zombie Apocalypse and the use of “Shelf Bits” 36:35 Jean solves my Kitchen Curtain Rod issues. My albu...more

  • Beloved Bad Movies w Greg Benson - Ep 456

    Mar 27 2018

    It’s ALMOST outsider movies. Greg Benson (@mediocre films ) 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. AD:  PROMO CODE: JK Donate to The Dork Forest at or 8:20 Showgirls 21:30 Manos the hands of fate    42:00 Mac and Me 50:00 The Room My album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it signed on the website. As well as TDF tshirts, standup shirts and oth...more

  • Armo peasant food bougie fancy food w Anita Sarkeesian - Ep. 455

    Mar 20 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 pop culture from a feminist angle which, since it’s never done that way… is fascinating. You will come for Anita and stay for the beginning of friendship.  #jococruise Enjoy. AD: use DORK on checkout and get $50 off selected Mattresses. You gotta ...more

  • Professional Wrestling is a JOY to Open Mike Eagle - Ep. 454

    Mar 13 2018

    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 Daydream) and a wrestling pod (it looks so SILLY and great rivalling, perhaps the genre itsveryself. #jococruise Enjoy. Donate to The Dork Forest at or 13:00 famous Ref! 15:30 Sensational Sheri “Sexy Boy” … a rendition.    46:00 Independent Wrestling the – Kenny Omega My album “I Am Not the Hero of This Sto...more

  • Pulp Novels w Erica Burns - Ep. 453

    Mar 06 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. Simple Contacts: $30 off your reorder of your contact lenses prescription! There’s an app with a free double check vision test and everything.   USE CODE: DORKFOREST on checkout 16:00 Pro tip for audio books from the Library! 25:45 Jack Reacher Novels 32:50 Outlander the books. The show. T...more

  • Fly Fishing, Trout and Tippets W Stu Anderson - Ep. 452

    Feb 27 2018

    Stu Anderson (@andest01) knows about the elusive brown trout. He made an app! troutspotr for the website and downloadable, free app about FISHIN! I learn from the ground UP about these water based animals and how to catch them. It’s an amazing conversation for real!! He ties his own flies. Get in there. Two ADS you guys: Stamps.com: A TRIAL month at (then if you like it – and it really is convenient if you use the post office like I do – it’s $15.99 a month AND KNOW they retcon you $16 for the...more

  • Maritime History. You heard me. W Cheryl Jones - Ep. 451

    Feb 20 2018

    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. THERE’S AN AD FOR A FREE MONTH OF EHARMONY! Get this… the promo code is LAKERS. Yes. It’s WATER based? How did they know? USE CODE: Lakers on checkout. 9:55 She saw that movie in 2003 13:50 Pirates turn into THE NAVY, Learning to sail Tall Ships 26:00 I fall in LOVE with Cheryl Jones. 47:00 SCURVY Donate to The Dork Fo...more

  • Labyrinth with Virginia Jones - Ep. 450

    Feb 13 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 delight. 2:30 RIGHT away we find out about “Dark Nerds” and the game “REAL DOG/PUPPET DOG” 16:30 we Weed off into discussing our opinion of Birds. 39:13 Me with a great question, as Bowie is musician, “is there a soundtrack?” Donate to The Dork For...more

  • Unsung Women in History w Cathryn Michon- Ep. 449

    Feb 06 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 women who inspire her to keep going. This one will make you mad and remind you about the Cotton Gin. Bring It. 11:19 Catherine Littlefield Green invented the Cotton Gin 24:42 a VERY intense conversation about Oprah running for President to 30min in. A...more

  • That Lady War Correspondent w Julie Seabaugh - Ep. 448 - Julie Seabaugh

    Jan 30 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. It’s a good one!! 15:30 D Day! 22:00 Martha TRIED to write fiction. She’s no Hemingway. 34:00 book BY Martha to start off your own travels. Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy...more

  • All the Kinds and SO MANY Movies w Gariana Abeyta - Ep. 447

    Jan 23 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 Print” on Netflix and everywhere. 12:25 Why she wanted to BE a Projectionist. She Got to Wear Her Own Shoes. 43:42.40 Have Gariana every cheered in front of a painting? 47:20 the Movie Purple Rain from the projectionist booth. THAT EXPERIENCE. 1:18.20 ...more

  • Bake the f Off with Carlos Delgado - Ep. 446

    Jan 16 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. 8:30 What Carlos would like you know KNOW about the Great British Bake Off. 18:15 Carlos helps me know what the hell a “sponge” is and I make him say it a lot. 45:45 I guess there’s a Great British Bakeoff Master Class – Paul and Mary face off?! Donate to The Dork Forest at www.dorkf...more

  • Kanye West through the fire of Marcella Arguello - Ep. 445

    Jan 09 2018

    Kanye West through the fire of Marcella Arguello 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. I listened to “through the wire” and was entertained. Now you will be as I learn about it. Enjoy. 9:09 Kanye has said some stuff but he doesn’t actually HATE women! 23:22 when the lyrics are great but the music cannot make one’s pussy pop. 49:50 Marcella’s eg...more

  • Craigs List joy w Dana Eagle - EP 444

    Jan 02 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. 11:00 we give advice about parenting from a position of neither of us having kids 14:00 who is Craig? I had no idea. 26:00 Tips on how to search Craig’s List Donate to The Dork Forest at or My new album “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” available on , and hard copy if you want it si...more

  • Ed Greer Knows an Underdog When He Sees One - TDFEP 443

    Dec 26 2017

    Ed Greer Knows an Underdog When He Sees One (@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 this. 13:00 Basketball Underdog Story 17:00 Voyager was the BEST Star Trek 31:00 Punisher by Garth Ennis is the BEST Punisher DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google ...more

  • Leisure Suit Lifestyle w DougStanhope - TDFEp442

    Dec 19 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. Find out. 8:49 Drunkalogue one 10:12 Tequila and hot sauce 52:32 Leisure Suits DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google “your town” and “food bank.” DO IT New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am N...more

  • All things Milwaukee w/ comic Tom Clark - Ep. 441

    Dec 12 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 watch. From the comedy scene to the sports to the Safe House we reminisce. Enjoy. DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google “your town” and “food bank.” DO IT New Album available on  and now and later. “I ...more

  • Magic the Gathering w/ comic Dan Black TDF Ep 440

    Dec 05 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: Comedians of Wrestling. Enjoy. SPONSORED EP! Use Code DORKFOREST and get 15% off really cool headphones. DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google “your town” and “food bank.” DO IT New Album available ...more

  • Outsider Music w/ Paul Sabourin of Paul and Storm- Ep. 439

    Nov 28 2017

    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. DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google “your town” and “food bank.” DO IT New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork fores...more

  • Congress w/ podcaster Jen Briney- Ep. 438

    Nov 21 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. DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google “your town” and “food bank.” DO IT> New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links ...more

  • “Soulmates w Problems” w standup Lane Moore - Ep. 437

    Nov 14 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. DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK THIS MONTH INSTEAD OF DONATING TO THE DORK FOREST. Google “your town” and “food bank.” DO IT> New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork for...more

  • Smashing Pumpkins w/ standup comic Ryan Conner - Ep. 436

    Nov 07 2017

    An appropriate band for Autumn. The Smashing Pumpkins. Ryan Conner (@rcconner ) is IN THE KNOW about the “pumpkins.” It’s a music episode so get your drinking game on. It’s great. Enjoy. NOTE: if you like Oasis, no harm was meant. I still don’t know who they are either. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt...more

  • The Dork Forest 435 - Wyatt Gray

    Oct 30 2017

    Tentacles. Unknown monsters summoned. DREAD. I’m NOT talking about summoning Wyatt Gray (@wyattsgray ) 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 CTHULHU. Enjoy. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at   U...more

  • The Dork Forest 434 - Monster Party

    Oct 23 2017

    It’s Halloween Month. It’s always Halloween for Larry and James  - half the podcast @MonsterPartyHQ. The knowledge is deep. The love is real. We talk decorations, candy, costumes, and James tells us the worst thing he did as a child. I pictured something MUCH worse. You will love this ep. Enjoy! New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can al...more

  • The Dork Forest 433 – Johnny Beehner

    Oct 17 2017

    Sneakerhead. Johnny Beehner Standup comic @johnnycomic loves him an Air Jordan. Or two dozen of them. We talk about sneakers (which I only call tennis shoes ONCE) and we both realize we know nothing about actual basketball or Michael Jordan’s career. It’s really fun. You will love. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork f...more

  • The Dork Forest 432 - Premium Episode w Laraine Newman, Moon Zappa and Kelly Carlin

    Oct 12 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. Live The Dork Forest at LA PODFEST w Laraine Newman, Kelly Carlin and Moon Zappa. We hash around the BIG ISSUES you guys. The full episode is at These women are sane and happy and my age and there’s epic talent and lineage he...more

  • The Dork Forest 431 - Jenny Jaffe

    Oct 10 2017

    Planners. We (Jenny Jaffe @jennyjaffe and I) talk about paper calendars for almost the whole hour. It’s fascinating and then you KNOW what you’re doing. Jenny Jaffe is on “Nuerotica” IFC's Comedy Crib and is a comic writer for Devastator Press and you will love her for she is a delight.   WELCOME to year TWELVE of TDF. Full eps are on iTunes, dorkforest.com and whatever app you’re using. NOW – also on YouTube! Playlist updating from old ones… slowly. Check it out: New Album available on  and ...more

  • The Dork Forest 430 - Jamel Dotson

    Oct 03 2017

    SMOKED MEATS. The cooking of foods. Then we end up on how we don’t want to eat sharks cuz they’re great. Jamel Dotson is a comic (@hogsheadcheese and ) and knows things about meat. Some of it is a SECRET. I learn things. We laugh a great deal. Enjoy! WELCOME to year TWELVE of TDF. Full eps are on iTunes, dorkforest.com and whatever app you’re using. NOW – also on YouTube! Playlist updating from old ones… slowly. Check it out: New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of Th...more

  • The Dork Forest 429 - Kyle Clark

    Sep 27 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 that. You know. WELCOME to year TWELVE of TDF. Full eps are on iTunes, dorkforest.com and whatever app you’re using. NOW – also on YouTube! Playlist updating from old ones… slowly. Check it out: New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not th...more

  • The Dork Forest 428 - Solomon Georgio

    Sep 19 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! WELCOME to year TWELVE of TDF. Full eps are on iTunes, dorkforest.com and whatever app you’re using. NOW – also on YouTube! Playlist updating from old ones… slowly. Check it out: New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real...more

  • The Dork Forest 427 - Lisa Allard

    Sep 12 2017

    Quilt the Quilt you’re Quilting. Lisa Allard loves it and I, FINALLY, learned how the heck it is done. It’s crazy detailed and sooooo cosy. You will love. WELCOME to year TWELVE of TDF. Full eps are on iTunes, dorkforest.com and whatever app you’re using. NOW – also on YouTube! Playlist updating from old ones… slowly. Check it out: New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DV...more

  • The Dork Forest 426 - Sara Schaefer

    Sep 05 2017

    It’s thousands of tiny x’s. Cross Stitch. You have to want it. Sara Schaefer (@SaraSchaefer1) is a comic and aspiring perfectionist. We talk Embroidery!! It’s a very very specific dorkdom and this is a great one. You will love. WELCOME to year TWELVE of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of ...more

  • The Dork Forest 425 - Dan Cummins

    Aug 29 2017

    It’s probably not a conspiracy but it IS fascinating. Dan Cummins () is a great comic and loves a rabbit hole of conspiracy and the history of LSD. Trip the light fantastic Rangers.  WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at   USE THE AMAZON banner when...more

  • The Dork Forest 424 - Scott Marvel Cassidy

    Aug 22 2017

    Buckle up, it’s music. And cool (but NOT cool bc punk) music. Scott Marvel Cassidy (fine artist ) starts with a band that’s been around forever that he knows and we wander around from there. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at   USE THE AMA...more

  • The Dork Forest 423 - Karen Rontowski

    Aug 15 2017

    Moth Man. Not child or Moth People… this is one wandering last minute dork out with one of my favorite people: Karen Rontowski (@rontowski) on all things. Paranormal Karen on YouTube and IG. We go there. You will love. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my...more

  • The Dork Forest 422 - Steve Agee

    Aug 08 2017

    Weird Science. John Hughes. 16 Candles. Breakfast Club. Ferris Bueller. Steve Agee (@steveagee) loves these movies a lot. Know also that Steve has two podcasts! Steve Agee Uhhh… and We’re No Doctors. On THIS podcast… we talk about the horny teen movies of John Hughes. And I still like them. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, lin...more

  • The Dork Forest 420 - Andy Erikson

    Jul 24 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  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own do...more

  • The Dork Forest 421 - Chip Chinery

    Jul 24 2017

    Credit Cards can get you free travel and hotel for free. Chip Chinery (@chipsmoneytips ) cares. I have Money ISSUES and yet we celebrate his dorkdom. Let’s do this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own...more

  • The Dork Forest 419 - Kyle Shire

    Jul 18 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 available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE ...more

  • TDF 418 – Kevin Kleinhans

    Jul 11 2017

    Pinball. Kevin Kleinhans () 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 the many… enjoy this one: Find a Pinball Machine in the United States at: WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, link...more

  • The Dork Forest 417 - Nat Towsen

    Jul 04 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  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goo...more

  • The Dork Forest 416 - Mike Drucker

    Jun 27 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. Now I’m interested. Enjoy.  NOTE: Star Trek Bridge Crew was released May 30, 2017 and crosses platforms: Playstation VR, HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story...more

  • The Dork Forest 415 - Debi Gutierrez

    Jun 20 2017

    Bewitched to The Walking Dead. Supernatural shows that address the big issues. @debiontheweb 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 TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE T...more

  • The Dork Forest 414 - Costaki Economopoulos

    Jun 13 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 has a podcast called “Quick Snaps” about the NFL… during the foot-ball season. We don’t talk about football. Check for all of it all. And enjoy this thing. Cuz it’s fascinating. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and la...more

  • The Dork Forest 413 - Sal Calanni

    Jun 06 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 be offended. Or be offended without examination). Jimi Hendrix you guys. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and availa...more

  • The Dork Forest 412 - Charlie Hester

    May 30 2017

    Dr. Katz, Home Movies and Bob’s Burgers. Charlie Hester (@alittleoffcolor and ) 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. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE THE AMAZON banne...more

  • The Dork Forest 411 - Bryan Cook

    May 23 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 chicken. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also g...more

  • TDFEP410-PremiumPhoneBonus

    May 17 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. LIVE in Portland, OR at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival w MANY local dork luminaries. Opening music by Aubrey and Angela of ( @thedoubleclicks) and then great gaming talk with Eberron Creator (DnD world build for 3 and 3.5) Kei...more

  • The Dork Forest 409 - Renee Camus

    May 16 2017

    The Art of THE DANCE! Renee Camus (@camusr6 and )! 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 dancing. You will hear. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or...more

  • The Dork Forest 408 - Al Madrigal

    May 09 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) and his website has a free album of his standup . This one is great. I swear. DO EET. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch!...more

  • The Dork Forest 407 - Scott Rogers

    May 05 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 () and his beloved Star Wars action figures. It’s some great deep dorkdoms here. You will love. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Real CD on the website. Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You ...more

  • The Dork Forest 406 – David Huntsberger

    May 02 2017

    Animation. David Huntsberger (@huntsbergerjunk and ) 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 his own podcast called The Space Cave. It and preordering his podcast is all available on his website. Enjoy!   WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, lin...more

  • The Dork Forest 405 - Rebecca Sugar

    Apr 25 2017

    Musicals. Rebecca Sugar (@rebeccasugar) is the creator and executive producer of Steven Universe and is ALSO working this nerd cruise ). She writes music (Adventure Time and her own show) and we get into some REAL Musicals and some big issues. It is wonderful. She is a delight. You will love it. I insist. But I don’t need to. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! ...more

  • TDF 404 - Julie Dixon Jackson

    Apr 18 2017

    Geneology. Julie Dixon Jackson (@joolsjackson) is ON THIS NERD CRUISE ). 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… You will love. Enjoy. NOTE: = WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or ...more

  • The Dork Forest 403 - Hal Lublin

    Apr 11 2017

    Saturday Night Live. Hal Lublin (@hallublin) knows the beloved show SNL and is ALSO working THIS NERD CRUISE ). 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 sketch comedy from a REALLY funny, talented guy. He’s got 3 podcasts!! We Got This: Tights and Fights: Surprisingly Nice. And you can hear and watch him on episodes of Venture Bros. Thrilling Adventure Hour and Welcome to Nightvale. Get on the Hal Lublin Train. This is a ...more

  • The Dork Forest 402 - Tyler Hinman

    Apr 04 2017

    Escape Rooms. Tyler Hinman (@thatpuzzleguy) loves a puzzle and is ON THIS NERD CRUISE ). 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 guy… Tyler is hooked and he is IN THE KNOW. This was fascinating and you will love it.  WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to wat...more

  • The Dork Forest 401 - Jason Hatrick

    Mar 28 2017

    Scuba Diving. Jason Hatrick () is a comic and is ON THIS NERD CRUISE ). 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 “under the sea” to me. It’s great. You will love. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or ...more

  • The Dork Forest 400 - John Scalzi

    Mar 21 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:   I ask and he enthusiastically answers my VERY simple tech questions. It’s a great ep on the really fun JoCo Cruise () WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also...more

  • The Dork Forest 399 - Michael Palascak

    Mar 14 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 of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE THE ...more

  • The Dork Forest 398 - Myq Kaplan

    Mar 07 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 Tucker WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on  and now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or an...more

  • The Dork Forest 397 - Henry Phillips

    Feb 28 2017

    YouTube Instructional Videos. Henry Phillips (@henlips and his new movie Punching Henry ) is a great comic and we talk about his LOVE of Amateur Instructional Videos on YouTube.  It is outstanding. Heh. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album March 3, 2017 available on iTunes and Amazon now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD a...more

  • The Dork Forest 396 - Alycia Cooper

    Feb 21 2017

    President Psycho’s twitter account. Alycia Cooper @alyciacooper is a great standup comic with a new podcast @hot10withAlycia / and is obsessed with the trainwreck that is our federal government. We talk about the crazy; the details and the implications. Warning… real actual current affairs talk here. Let’s take it in and help each other out here. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album March 3, 2017 available on iTunes and Amazon now and later. Premium eps are taped live and available here: ...more

  • The Dork Forest 395 - Chris Mancini

    Feb 14 2017

    Boardgames. More freaking boardgames. But Chris Mancini ( @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 about podcasting is his and it’s OUT!! This is a really interesting, and a millionth angel on another boardgame ep. I love dorkdoms. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Ma...more

  • The Dork Forest 394 - John Opdycke

    Feb 07 2017

    Antique Watches. John Opdycke (@jbopdycke and ) 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. Both fascinating. You will love. Get on it. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on...more

  • The Dork Forest 393 - Greg Fideler

    Jan 31 2017

    Motorcycles. Greg Fideler (comedy writer and producer) 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 here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky g...more

  • The Dork Forest 392 - Tim Harmston

    Jan 24 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 available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at    USE TH...more

  • The Dork Forest 391 - John Kovalic

    Jan 17 2017

    More boardgames you guys. It’s John Kovalic (@muskrat_john and ), 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 luminary and he is great. Read his comic, Dork Tower. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or g...more

  • TDF 390 - Phil Kashian

    Jan 10 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 are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs...more

  • TDF EP 389 Brandi Brown

    Jan 02 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 to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: www.thedorkforest.com.bandcamp.com (download the bandcamp app for EASIEST way to listen to them). Plenty of videos of me doing standup and my calendar on www.jackiekashian.com and y...more

  • TDF 388 Nia De-Bose

    Jan 01 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 one. See her comedy. Listen to this. For it is fun. Last chance so IN DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” Yo...more

  • TDF 387 Caitlin Gill

    Dec 20 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 donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: You ...more

  • TDF 386 Bucky Sinister

    Dec 13 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 donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: You...more

  • TDF 385 Jenny Zigrino

    Dec 06 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. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are tap...more

  • TDF 384 Steve Young

    Nov 29 2016

    Flavored water! Real Housewives! LA and the Thomas Guide. Oh yes… Steve Young (@mrsteveyoung ) and I dork out in stereotypic LA fashion about LA. We are ridiculous. Enjoy. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: You can order tshirts or CD/DVD from and you...more

  • TDF 383 Jenny Chalikian

    Nov 22 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 that is STILL fictional. Enjoy. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year E...more

  • TDF 382 David Germain

    Nov 15 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 PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available h...more

  • TDF 381 Eric Lampaert

    Nov 08 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 and it’s fascinating. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of your town and the words “food bank.” You got this. WELCOME to year ELEVEN ...more

  • TDF 380 Beverly D’Angelo

    Nov 01 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 podcast with @moonzappa is Moon Zappa Beverly D’Angelo The Thinking and Laughing Show. Look for it). NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PLEASE do NOT donate to TDF. DONATE to your LOCAL foodbank. FeedingAmerica.org is good if you’re in the US. OR… google the name of ...more

  • TDF 379 LIVE at DC Drafthouse with Michelle Thaller

    Oct 29 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this just defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. LIVE in Washington, DC at the DC Drafthouse with Michelle Thaller (@mlthaller and Orbital Path podcast) who is face of communications for NASA. She’s an astrophysicist and, even more pertinent to this podcast, she’s on bo...more

  • TDF 378 LIVE in Portland at All Jane Fest with ROCKET MEAN

    Oct 29 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this just defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. LIVE in Portland, OR at the All Jane Comedy Festival with Rocket Mean (aka Kim Stegman) is the Executive Director, Marketing Committee Head of the Rose City Rollers. It’s ROLLER DERBY you guys. We see the hard edged rolle...more

  • TDF 377 Jackie Fabulous

    Oct 25 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 revealed making them not-secrets. You will love her and this. Go for it.  WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in i...more

  • TDF 376 Ahmed Bharoocha

    Oct 18 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 Badoody” on iTunes et al. Enjoy! WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the ...more

  • TDF 375 Brittnee Braun

    Oct 11 2016

    Barbie. The dolls. But really, the clothes. Brittnee Braun ( @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 FASCINATING. I know nothing. I learn stuff. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my...more

  • TDF 374 LIVE in Toronto at JFL42

    Oct 07 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here… this just defrays cost and is, essentially, a bonus ep. Photo Credit:    LIVE in Toronto at the Just For Laughs 42 Comedy Festival with Maria Bamford, Todd Glass and Amanda Brooke Perrin. Amanda (@brookeperrin) led the topics for this live ep about CHEESE! Maria (@mariabamfoo)...more

  • TDF 373 Stu Goldsmith

    Oct 04 2016

    TDF 373 Stu Goldsmith Boardgames with stories. That’s Stuart Goldsmith’s jam. @comcompod and . 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 great. You will love.    WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can als...more

  • TDF 372 Geoffrey Golden

    Sep 27 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 rides. His book Dream it! Screw it! is a book of “rejected Disney attractions.” HEH. He’s great. It’s a great ep. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Ma...more

  • TDF 371 Graham Elwood

    Sep 20 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. Enjoy. NOTE: Flashing Steel WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the D...more

  • TDF 370 Carlos Alazraqui

    Sep 13 2016

    The Exorcist. SPOILER ALERT (from 1973)  Carlos Alazraqui (@carlosalazraqui and ) 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 wonderful. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest...more

  • TDF 369 LIVE Premium ep at Oddblock Comedy Fest

    Sep 07 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here... this just defrays cost. LIVE in Winnepeg at the Oddblock Comedy Festival with Dan Telfer and John B Duff. Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) and John B Duff (@johnbduff) both play more hardcore video games. Oh, they don’t play games any LONGER than I do, but the games they play involve...more

  • TDF 368 Martha Kelly

    Sep 06 2016

    Law and Order SVU and Criminal Intent. Just those two. Martha Kelly (@marthakelly3 and ) 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 isn’t on board. She is wonderful. Enjoy. WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD ...more

  • TDF 367 Phil Johnson

    Aug 30 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 of the Pirates. Heh. Very fun. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or ...more

  • TDF 366 Karen Rontowski

    Aug 23 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! Easy. Non satanic. Warning: hippie alert. So fun. You will like. Unless you won’t. Which is also fine. I loved it. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make ...more

  • TDF 365 Ashley Esqueda

    Aug 16 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 shows, so we get into that – then some Harry Potter – then BACK the biz of showbiz. It’s a good one. You will like. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An E...more

  • TDF 364 Maria Bamford LIVE at Just For Laughs Montreal

    Aug 12 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here... this just defrays cost. LIVE in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival with Maria Bamford (@mariabamford and Lady Dynamite on Netflix). Photo credit: Felicia Michaels Maria is a comic and has a new show on Netflix and is my friend. We talk the nuts and bolts of M...more

  • TDF 363 Amy Dallen

    Aug 09 2016

    Amy Dallen (@enthusiamy and Future Girl (@futuregirlshow)  ) 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 dorky music, THEN it’s a LOT of Hamilton. She knows things. You will love. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or ...more

  • TDF 362 Rory Scovel

    Aug 02 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 of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tsh...more

  • TDF 361 Joe Derosa

    Jul 26 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 TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or...more

  • TDF 360 Robin Ryan

    Jul 19 2016

    Roller Derby.  Robin Ryan (@robinryan200 and ) 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: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at   USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodne...more

  • TDF 359 Heather Simmons

    Jul 12 2016

    SPOILER ALERT ABOUT A BOOK WRITTEN 150 years ago! Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll. A lot. Heather Simmons (@everywherealice and ) knows of that which she loves. I learn stuff. Not as much as Andy would like (see the phone bonus). Enjoy! WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dor...more

  • TDF 358 Wil Anderson

    Jul 05 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: and I’m on a couple of those. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also ge...more

  • TDF 357 LIVE EP with Ronald Wimberly

    Jul 01 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    for $2. No obligation, hundreds of free eps are also here... this just defrays cost. his is a bonus PREMIUM EP. LIVE in Indianapolis @indypopcon with Ronald Wimberly @RaynardFaux . He is an artist (he has an Eisner nominated graphic novel out called Lighten Up) and we talk about racism and dork out about oysters and Gin. WELCOME to ...more

  • TDF 356 Lahna Turner

    Jul 01 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 will have LIMEADE   WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt ...more

  • TDF 355 Ivan Van Norman / Andy Ashcraft

    Jun 28 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 in then? Heh. Yer favorite fighting Welshman: Andy Ashcraft. You will love this. NOTE: Outbreak Undead RPG is here: WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make A...more

  • TDF 354 Sarah Urling

    Jun 21 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. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or an...more

  • TDF 353 Laura House

    Jun 14 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 to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork...more

  • TDF 352 Erin Judge

    Jun 07 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 this. NOTE: Erin’s book link: Vow of Celibacy   WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here...more

  • TDF 351 Ronnie Karam

    May 31 2016

    Bravo shows. All of them. Ronnie Karam (of @RonnieKaram and the podcast Watch What Crappens and ) 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 television. It’s really fun. Enjoy! WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD...more

  • TDF 350 Gina Devivo

    May 24 2016

    Glue guns and Harry Potter. Comic books and Costumes. Gina Devivo (@ginasauruss and Future Girl ) is awesome. You will love. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here: bit.ly/horcruxdownload or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at ...more

  • TDF 349 Moon Zappa

    May 17 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 available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at   USE THE AMAZO...more

  • DORK Addendum SIXTEEN

    May 13 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’m trying to read. Heh. In any case, thanks for listening. Take care of each other out there.   THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes You...more

  • TDF 348 Dash Kwiatkowski

    May 10 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: Spoilers from the movie BatmanvSuperman. ALSO NOTE: Dash said "Just an addendum that brainfarting Grant Morrison as the writer of All-Star Superman is the greatest shame of my life."   WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped ...more

  • TDF 347 Riley Silverman

    May 03 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. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here: bit.ly/horcruxdownlo...more

  • TDF 346 Mike Lawrence

    Apr 26 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. Let’s do this. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. Y...more

  • TDF 345 Jamie Flam

    Apr 19 2016

    The Beatles. Jamie Flam @jamieflam 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. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You ca...more

  • DORK Addendum FIFTEEN – Long Ago and Far Away

    Apr 15 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, @comedyfilmnerds dork luminary @ChrisjMancini who is making a graphic novel and has a kickstarter so you can PRE ORDER IT! Then I read emails… Starting January of 2015… yes. I’ve skipped ahead. Last half hour is me doing that. Huzzah. In any case, ...more

  • TDF 344 – Heather Wood

    Apr 12 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) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my C...more

  • TDF 343 – Nate Craig

    Apr 05 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 that. Even I know that). It’s great. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You c...more

  • TDF 342 – Kara Klenk

    Mar 29 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. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can a...more

  • TDF 341 – Cathy Ladman

    Mar 22 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 available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at   USE ...more

  • TDF 340 – Barbara Holm

    Mar 15 2016

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Finally. Barbara Holm, comic from Portland Oregon (@barbara_holm ) 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 year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork ...more

  • TDF 339 – Sovereign Syre

    Mar 08 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 )                   It’s great. Enjoy!! WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork fo...more

  • TDF 338 – TJ Chambers

    Mar 01 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 changes through history. I did not. Dork opportunity LOST! And this info site. Wild. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellen...more

  • TDF 337 - Jeff May

    Feb 23 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 available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at     USE T...more

  • TDF 337P - PREMIUM EPISODE FROM LARiotFest w Dana Gould, Ken Daly and Matt Weinhold

    Feb 19 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, normally, free bonus track of Andy and I discussing the show. And, as always here is a clip of the show:  So it’s $2 for the whole thing on  The recording cuts off. At 58minutes. UG. SO I can record a closing statement (heh) and use applause from the b...more

  • TDF 336 – Jim Stewart Allen

    Feb 16 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 Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it ...more

  • TDF 336P – PREMIUM EPISODE FROM SKETCHFEST

    Feb 12 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 is the, normally, free bonus track of Andy and I discussing the show. And, as always here is a clip of the show:  So it’s $2 for the whole thing on  WELCOME to year TEN of TDF I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get ...more

  • TDF 335 – Maegahn Steele

    Feb 09 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 open for your favorite episodes of 2015 Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux...more

  • TDF 334 – Dave Waite

    Feb 02 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 ) Oh yes. I know nothing. Enjoy. I did. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your favorite episodes of 2015 Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;...more

  • TDF 333 – Troy Conrad

    Jan 26 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 ). We wander and there is talk of hitting. And NOT hitting. Interesting. Heh. Enjoy! WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your favorite episodes of 2015 Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will...more

  • TDF 332 – Ben and Melissa

    Jan 19 2016

    Pretty Little Liars. I did their podcast (@pretttylittlepod and ) 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! So, here we go! They also have another pod called @MurderWeSpoke about Murder She Wrote. Oh yes. And Ben has a pod with his friend Ashton about a short-lived LOGO show called “Noah’s Arc”.” All on iTunes. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your favorite episo...more

  • TDF 331 – FishyDwarrows

    Jan 12 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 go. I learn stuff!! SO, enjoy the fanfic chatter of Fishy Dwarrows! WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your favorite episodes of 2015 Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy speci...more

  • TDF 330 – Brock Wilbur

    Jan 05 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 good one. ENJOY!! WELCOME BACK to year TEN of TDF. Voting still open for your favorite episodes of 2015 Premium eps (they cost $2ea) are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the ...more

  • TDF 329 – Robert Hurt

    Dec 22 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 play you guys. It’s great. You will love. NOTE: Real space pix: We all know I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all abou...more

  • TDF 328 – Hollis Gillespie (Premium EP)

    Dec 18 2015

    This is a bonus PREMIUM EP.. Recorded Live in Atlanta at the Highland Ballroom. The track playing here is the, normally, free bonus track of Andy and I discussing the show. So give me $2 for the whole thing on And, as always here is a clip of the show: Live in Atlanta at the Highland Ballroom with local dork luminary Hollis Gillespie Author, Comedian, Teacher (  ). A woman CONVINCED she must be prepared for when the plane goes down or someone wants to put her in a trunk. We talk murder. I rem...more

  • TDF 327 – Lesley Tsina

    Dec 15 2015

    Baking! Happy Holidays you guys. Lesley Tsina (@lesleytsina and ) has a book Restart Me Up: The Unauthorized, Un-Accurate Oral History of Windows 95 is now available in print and ebook on  and . So, we talk Windows 95, learning Mandarin and then BAKING! I learn stuff. You might as well. Enjoy! It’s DECEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest again. My hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s c...more

  • TDF 326 – Pat Susmilch

    Dec 08 2015

    Hamilton. Without enough information (neither of us has seen it) Pat Susmilch (@psusmilch and ) talk and talk. Then we go through his reading list, which is culled from the American Library Association’s most Challenged titles. Heh. NOTE: ALA LIST: It’s DECEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest again. My hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux”...more

  • TDF 325 – Gail Carriger (Premium EP)

    Dec 01 2015

    This is a bonus PREMIUM EP.. Recorded Live in San Francisco at DocsLab. The track here is the, normally, bonus track of Andy and I discussing the show. So give me $2 for the whole thing on  Here is the teaser clip of the show: and, most of the shows. Live at DocsLab in San Francisco with Anglophile. Steampunk author. Victorian Era foodstuffs and Tea dork. Gail Carriger (  )   We all know I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here:  or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “...more

  • TDF 324 – Suzy Soro

    Dec 01 2015

    Ghosts. Suzy Soro (@hotcomestodie on twitter and here’s her books!!! ) and I talk a LOT about Ghosts. We weed off about France (we recorded this before the Paris attack but after Charlie Hebdo) Celebs and Standup. But then we get BACK to Ghosts. I’m a skeptic but it’s a safe space so we dork the heck out!! Her stories (now in the books) about celebrities are pretty great. Get on that. Enjoy! It’s DECEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest ...more

  • TDF 323 – Chez Amanda

    Nov 24 2015

    The X Files. I don’t know anything about this show. I’ve seen four. Amanda (@chez_Amanda and ) does. A lot. I learn stuff. It’s a good one. And. Finally! Enjoy. It’s NOVEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest again. My hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can always get a s...more

  • TDF 322 – Steve Young

    Nov 17 2015

    Minutia about Minutia. Trivia. Steve Young (@steveyoungrocks and ) does trivia. He writes trivia. He knows things. He loves weird facts and extrapolating offa that. I can’t stop laughing and knowing VERY LITTLE. It’s a fun one. Enjoy. It’s NOVEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest again. My hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is...more

  • TDF 321 – Ryan Stout

    Nov 10 2015

    Comedy can mean different things to different people. And when you see a comic you don’t like; leave. It has nothing to do with you. You should have youtube googled him. Ryan Stout (@stoutryan) goes down a rabbithole you MAY or MAY NOT want to come down. Why am I SO MAD? He’s not. I like him. I know him. He’s great. Enjoy. It’s NOVEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest again. My hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or ...more

  • TDF 320 – Wil Wheaton

    Nov 03 2015

    Beer and boardgames. Wil Wheaton (@wilw) makes beer. He’s also WIL WHEATON. I learn about how to make beer (being from Wisconsin doesn’t preclude this learning) and we talk about games. It’s really fun. Enjoy!! It’s NOVEMBER… Donate to your LOCAL FoodBank In January I’ll bug you for donations to the dork forest again. My hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Ow...more

  • TDFEP319 – Landry Walker

    Nov 02 2015

    This is a PREMIUM EP.. recorded live. The track here is, what is normally, the free bonus track of Andy and I discussing the show. So give me $2 for the whole thing on Here is a clip of the show:  Live at Convolution 2015 Landry Walker (@landryQwalker) has written comics for tiny children and NOT FOR TINY CHILDREN. Danger Club is a grown up story of teen superheroes trying to figure out where the whole community went wrong. It’s bloody; it’s great. This is a premium episode so give me $2 for ...more

  • TDF 316 – Breanna Conley

    Oct 27 2015

    Old timey photo booths. Breanna Conley (@saturnbooth ) has begun collecting 1950’s photo booths. To her fella’s eternal patience and, one day, income-filled joy. I learn a lot about Breanna, really. The photo info was just awesome extras. Enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy special out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork fore...more

  • TDF 315 – Dwayne Perkins

    Oct 20 2015

    Jay Z is very important to Dwayne Perkins (a great comic and podcaster @funnydp and @movienightcast). I learn the who and whyfor and I weed off and he gets us back to dork out on Jay Z. heh. You will love this one. Enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork forest. And you SHOULD. Cuz i...more

  • TDF 314 – Jay Mohr

    Oct 13 2015

    The housewife love is REAL. I don’t know nuffin about no reality shows… but Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) does and he reveals it all. He’s also got a new special out called Happy. And A Lot. Get on it. Live it up reality tv dorks!! I learned about people. Again. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the do...more

  • TDF 313 – Danielle Radford

    Oct 06 2015

    "Bad" Movies don't know their bad. Danielle Radford (@DanielleRadford) loves a lot of things. We could have talked comic books or TV but we talked “movies” … of a certain kind. A bad movies must have TRIED TO BE SINCERE. Oh yes… it’s a good one. You will enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE...more

  • LIVE TDF 312 – LAPODFEST with Greg Proops

    Oct 02 2015

    The 70’s is a great decade for FILM! And movies. And Greg Proops (@gregproops) has more information and stories and the great great tales of a LOT of them. Live @lapodfest in front of an amazing crowd. SO FUN. I’ve already watched Point Break because of this. NOTES: The Smartest Man in the World is his Podcast Greg Proops Film Club is his other audio show The Smartest Book in the World is his BOOK Go see him do standup. AD: AUDIBLE you guys. Making so much sense to all Rangers, sponsors ...more

  • TDF 311 – Matthew Diffee

    Sep 29 2015

    Juggler, Banjo Player & Cartoonist for the New Yorker; multifaceted dork diamond Matthew Diffee (@MatthewDiffee) will dork out about banjos and jugglin! His book is good. His comics are smart and fun and check out his website. Cuz he’s great. Enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork ...more

  • DORK Addendum THIRTEEN

    Sep 29 2015

    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 do the audio on this so it doesn't sound as good as when Patrick Brady does it. Don't blame him. E me I read old emails and comments, and we will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about what I’m dorking out on currently. In any case, thanks for listening.  Hamilton: THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can em...more

  • TDF 310 – David Koechner

    Sep 22 2015

    David Koechner (@davidkoechner) is a great comic and actor and is loves him a non fiction history book. In paper, on audio, probably as a kindle. He also has five kids. We talk all over the place. It’s a great episode. AD: THERE’S AN AD!! is a great place to get bedding. And with that link, you get $25 off your first order. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is...more

  • TDF 309 – Marc Price

    Sep 15 2015

    Rain Harvesting and Sand Hydroponics you guys. Marc Price cares and wants us all to care about water! I care now!! Marc is on twitter @MarcPriceNow and and he’s doing MONTHS of roadwork this fall. Get on it. NOTES: It looks really cool -    We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork fores...more

  • TDF 308 – Sumukh Torgalkar

    Sep 08 2015

    A childhood SAVED BY THE BELL! See what I did there? Sumukh Torgalkar (@sumukhcomedy ) just really likes that show. Still. And still watches it … a lot. I’ve barely seen it so I get a blow by blow of episodes. Heh. Fun! Enjoy! NOTES: His New CD … The Mispronunciation of Sumukh Torgalkar Get it!! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it...more

  • DORK Addendum TWELVE

    Sep 06 2015

    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 old emails and comments, and we will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about what I’m dorking out on currently. In any case, thanks for listening. I’ll get better at these as we go. LEARNING CURVE, FOLKS. THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the sh...more

  • TDF 307 – Stephen Brophy

    Sep 01 2015

    Redemption of a supervillain. That’s Stephen Brophy (@StephenBrophy ) dorkdom. He loves the idea, he loves to read about them… he loves to write about them. Tis superhero PROSE you guys. We dork out pretty hard. Plenty of suggestions of stuff to read. Enjoy. NOTES: The Villain’s Sidekick and The Eternity Conundrum Get em! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is...more

  • TDF 306 – Paul Gilmartin

    Aug 25 2015

    Using Dorkdoms to deal with Depression. Paul Gilmartin (@mentalpod  and ) is a multifaceted dork woodworking, guitar, hockey and the video game Civilization are dorked out upon. I’m a sloppy talker in this one but he’s great! You will love.    We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork forest...more

  • TDF 305 – Murray Valeriano and Monty Franklin

    Aug 18 2015

    Surfing! Murray Valeriano (@MurrayV) and Monty Franklin (@MontyFranklin) are comics who, happen, to surf. They put up shows (with other comics who surf ) and came and talked about surfing a lot. I learned stuff. You will like. I did. NOTES: Murray’s new comedy album is called Rusty Cow – Get it: Shark Attack July 19, 2015   We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy...more

  • TDF 304 – Zach Sherwin

    Aug 11 2015

    Puzzles, words and language… Zach Sherwin (@zachsherwin) is a comic and rapper and genuinely wants to do all things that involve that figuring out how to communicate. He loves puzzles, we DO a couple hints on a Cryptic Crossword. Then it’s hip hop and other talking words and it’s great. I promise. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it t...more

  • TDF 303 – Matt Saxe

    Aug 04 2015

    V-POTUS are celebrated by Matt Saxe (@vpmattsaxe and ). He does improv, has founded a theater group and is a filmmaker. He knows, by @jasonklamm’s own suggestion, MORE about Vice Presidents… and, for real, we hear some stories. You will Love. I Insist. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the do...more

  • TDF 302 – Liz Miele KNOWS Cats

    Jul 28 2015

    Liz Miele (@LizMiele and her webseries ) is a comic and actress and producer. She loves CATS, Self Help, and Animation. A multifaceted dork and she is GREAT!! You will love. I know.   We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork forest. If you love the show and have $10/month to donate, and the...more

  • TDF 301 – Petey Gibson loves THEATER!

    Jul 21 2015

    Petey Gibson () loves vaudeville, burlesque and the circus. She does standup and characters (the BEST, for ME is her “Mary Dolan” character)… heh. We talk and I hear more great stories about vaudeville. Hooray!! And, in the 50th minute we REALLY talk Boston Burlesque!! You will LIKE! NOTE: YES… the civil war ended in 1865. We all know that she misspoke. See you at the next one. 2020! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s cal...more

  • TDF 300 – Amy Shira Teitel knows SPACE

    Jul 14 2015

    Amy Shira Teitel (@ASTVinateSpace and writer for Popular Science: ) is the PERFECT person to explain the space program to me. I couldn’t even remember the shape of the rockets. She knows stuff. She’s a great storyteller and this is a great episode. ENJOY! I insist. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DON...more

  • TDF 299 – Eli Olsberg talks cults and TJ Hooker

    Jul 07 2015

    Eli Olsberg (@eliolsberg) is a comic and loves the various cults that are in Los Angeles and then we GET to his love of TJ Hooker. A lot. You will like. We all know I have an hour comedy video out and you can download it here:   or get the DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. . You can DONATE to the dork forest. If you love the show and have $10/month to donate, and the memory to do it each month, do...more

  • DORK Addendum ELEVEN

    Jul 03 2015

    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 old emails and comments, and we will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about what I’m dorking out on currently. In any case, thanks for listening. I’ll get better at these as we go. LEARNING CURVE, FOLKS. THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the sh...more

  • TDF 298 – Jason Klamm & the VICE PRESIDENCY

    Jun 30 2015

    Jason Klamm (@jklamm @comedyonvinyl) is a podcaster and lover of vice presidents, lego (more lego!) and archiving, cataloging LIFE! We meander because he’s the sixth episode I did that week and I’m a blur. He is GREAT and you should listen to HIS podcast, Comedy On Vinyl   ENJOY! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and right now you can ONLY get in on DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever.   You...more

  • TDF 296 – Live The Dork Forest from A-Kon w Tarbox, Rosales and Ashmore

    Jun 29 2015

    This LIVE EP is on  - in an effort to pay for the live eps... they are set at a premium. So they're $2. I don't know how special they are, BUT, there are hundreds of free eps on www.dorkforest.com and iTunes totally FREE. And more each week. This is just a support the live effort thing. Thanks. Note: This is a LIVE episode from A-Kon which should fill your dorky anime, Japanophile needs. I am punchy as all hell as I interview all of us who just got to the con! Jake Tarbox talking Manga! ( ) ...more

  • TDF 297 – Tommy Ryman has LEGO

    Jun 23 2015

    Tommy Ryman (@tommyryman) is a great comic and loves him some Lego. We (Rangers and me) are reminded that Lego is the plural of Lego. He’s also REALLY excited that there’s to be a new Ernest Cline book soon. Fun ep, enjoy!! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and right now you can ONLY get in on DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever.   You can DONATE to the dork forest. If you love the show and...more

  • TDF 295 – Maria Tornberg is a Super Trooper

    Jun 16 2015

    Maria Tornburg (@mariatornberg & mariatornberg.com) played the most memorable part in Super Troopers (2001) and we dork out about Sweden, Art, Photography and life in general. She’s a delight. You will enjoy! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and right now you can ONLY get in on DVD on my site. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever.   You can DONATE to the dork forest. If you love the show and have $10/month...more

  • TDF 294 – Retta talks about Purses and TV

    Jun 09 2015

    Retta is an actress and standup comic (). She has a love of a TV show (dramas) and handbags. I know nothing of the “purse” but I give it a shot. WE BOTH SPELL HERMES wrong. Things happen you guys. WE GET IT. She is so kewl and fun. You will love. This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” GEN CON THE BEST FUN… you should go! July 30-August 2nd Indianapolis. Badges discounted if you get it before June 14th. 16k events, more than 60k people… COME! We all know I have an hour c...more

  • TDF EP 293 - Live At Bridgetown Comedy Fest

    Jun 09 2015

    This LIVE EP is on https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com - in an effort to pay for the live eps... I'm trying to make them special. So far the most special thing is that they are live and that's neat, and they're $2. I don't know that that is special. BUT, there's plenty on www.dorkforest.com and iTunes totally FREE. Just a support the effort thing. Thanks. Dork Panel!! With a new policy of whomever sends me their dorkdoms first, that’s EVERYONE’S dorkdom! Find a way to like Guy Branum’s (@guybranu...more

  • TDF 292 – Aubrey Webber, DOUBLECLICK

    Jun 05 2015

    Aubrey Webber (one of the duo who are GREAT (on twitter @thedoubleclicks) we talk technical musical software and cello and music theory… we get SUPER dorky. Oh. It’s good. Enjoy. This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” GEN CON THE BEST FUN… you should go! July 30-August 2nd Indianapolis. Badges discounted if you get it before June 14th. 16k events, more than 60k people… COME! We all know I have an hour comedy video out and right now you can only get in on DVD on my site...more

  • TDF 291 – Angela Webber, DOUBLECLICK

    Jun 02 2015

    Angela Webber (one of the duo who are GREAT (on twitter @thedoubleclicks) takes up the dare to go DEEP into minutia… we talk public documents you guys!! Then it’s Animal Crossing, Minecraft and Hearthstone! Oh. It’s good. Enjoy. This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” GEN CON THE BEST FUN… you should go! July 30-August 2nd Indianapolis. Badges discounted if you get it before June 14th. 16k events, more than 60k people… COME! We all know I have an hour comedy video out a...more

  • TDF 290 – Cari Carter collects Vending Machines

    May 29 2015

    Cari Carter (@motokittypdx and crafty stuff at ... Is crafty. She also loves BLAZERS. And we were IN Portland, OR so I thought she liked lady-jackets a LOT. She, it turns out, likes a basketball team from Portland called the Trailblazers. Like Oregon Trail and a lady-jacket I assume. So we talk basketball. Really, we talk athletic menfolk. THEN we get to the fact that she collects vending Machines. Heh. Yay. DorkOn. It’s a good one.  This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!”...more

  • TDF 289 – Mary Kennedy watches Reality TV

    May 26 2015

    Mary Kennedy (@ohmaryshow @mkcomedy ohmaryshow.com) knows of crap reality shows and stars and the reason for it all. We dork out hard about reality tv (along the lines of Teen Mom, Real Housewives, US Weekly). And I learn that In Touch magazine is not a massage periodical. Enjoy! This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” GEN CON THE BEST FUN… you should go! July 30-August 2nd Indianapolis. Badges discounted if you get it before June 14th. 16k events, more than 60k people… CO...more

  • TDF 288 – Steve Mazan Killed on Letterman

    May 22 2015

    Steve Mazan (@Steve_Mazan ) is a comic and got cancer and it sped up his need to live his dream of being on Letterman. It worked!! He dorked out about all the Late Night shows… he’s a late night dork!! It’s a refreshing return to the dorkdom of standup too!! Be Refreshed!! This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” GEN CON THE BEST FUN… you should go! July 30-August 2nd Indianapolis. Badges discounted if you get it before June 14th. 16k events, more than 60k people… COME! ...more

  • TDF 287 – Michelle McNamara knows TRUE CRIME

    May 19 2015

    Michelle McNamara (@truecrimediary &  ) returns to get me up to date on Robert Durst, crime technology and it is so great… again!! You will love this ep. Enjoy. This episode is sponsored by “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” GEN CON THE BEST FUN… you should go! July 30-August 2nd Indianapolis. Badges discounted if you get it before June 14th. 16k events, more than 60k people… COME! We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excell...more

  • TDF 286 – Alexandra Klimavich has Harry Potter info

    May 12 2015

    Alexandra Klimavich (@lifeinanutshel on twitter) is my kind of fan. Harry Potter, Disney, Star Wars, Pokemon… she’s the real deal you guys. Strap in. You will love. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website.   You can DONATE to the dork forest. If you love the show and have $10/mont...more

  • TDF 285 – Ian Abramson knows Mayor McCheese

    May 05 2015

    Ian Abramson (@ianabramson on twitter and ) is a comic and actor and we talk for a HALF hour about McDonald’sLand. Then we talk about Buster Keaton. Both dorkdoms are crazy fascinating. He has a great show that he hosts called “7 Minutes in Purgatory.” check it OUT! We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the M...more

  • TDF 284 – Brian Upton defines Gaming

    Apr 28 2015

    Brian Upton (@bbupton) works at Sony Playstation and I learn about the Origin of DnD and then we get INTO it about The Aesthetics of Play. Why we play games!! Oddly, he has a book just out from MIT press called the Aesthetic of Play. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website.   You...more

  • TDF 283 – Kerry Jackson LIVE SLC

    Apr 21 2015

    Kerry Jackson ( and ) talk out the minutia of Marvel, DC and fandom in general. We channel our inner grandparents and speak to how great “you kids have it with your internet.”  Live in SLC at Wiseguys and so fun. Enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website.   You can DONATE to ...more

  • TDF 282 – M Dickson goes Country

    Apr 14 2015

    M Dickson (@awkpaupro and ) is comic and writer. And loves country music. We talked a LOT. She got to talk too. I hope you will enjoy. I did. Which is a good sign, in my opinion. And it’s my show. So, I insist you enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website.   You can DONATE to...more

  • DORK Addendum TEN

    Apr 10 2015

    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 old emails and comments, and we will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about what I’m dorking out on currently. In any case, thanks for listening. I’ll get better at these as we go. LEARNING CURVE, FOLKS. THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the sh...more

  • TDF 281 – Joe Zimmerman helps himself

    Apr 07 2015

    Joe Zimmerman (@joezimmerman ) is a great comic has been working on himself since college. “If there were a book that told me every step of how to best live my life I would be all about it.” Self Help, you guys… Joe and I navel gaze and how to make it all work out. It’s GREAT. Enjoy. He’s got a podcast called Universe City He’s on Conan THIS very week. and his new CD is called Smiling at Wolves. So good.  We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s ca...more

  • TDF 280 – Shane Mauss

    Mar 31 2015

    Shane Mauss (@shanecomedy ) is a great comic and loves him some sexy science. The technical term is evolutionary psychology and biology. It’s racy. Another great one. Enjoy! He’s got a podcast called Here We Are and a Netflix special called “Mating Season” All good. This month our sponsor is WESTSIDE KIDS toystore in Manhattan. It’s a simple, elegant jingle jangle of a toystore. My favorites are the costumes and the musical instruments. But there’s lots for everyone. 84th & Amsterdam, NYC. ...more

  • TDF 279 – Brian Kiley

    Mar 24 2015

    Brian Kiley (@KileyNoodles and BrianKiley.com) is a comic, writer for Conan and loves him a Presidential Biography. I learn stuff. Anecdotes are shared and too many books and authors are mentioned for me to annotate. Enjoy!! This month our sponsor is WESTSIDE KIDS toystore in Manhattan. It’s a simple, elegant jingle jangle of a toystore. My favorites are the costumes and the musical instruments. But there’s lots for everyone. 84th & Amsterdam, NYC.   We all know I have an hour comedy video o...more

  • DORK Addendum NINE

    Mar 19 2015

    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 old emails and comments, and we will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about what I’m dorking out on currently. In any case, thanks for listening. I’ll get better at these as we go. LEARNING CURVE, FOLKS. THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the sh...more

  • TDF 278 – Dan St. Germain

    Mar 17 2015

    Dan St. Germain (@DSGermain and ) is a comic and we get DEPRESSED!! He likes “depressing literature” and Murder. Yes. Murder. I like him. I decided I didn’t need to call social services on him. He’s great. Enjoy. He’s got a podcast on Allthingscomedy.com called My Dumb Friends, a new album called Bad at the Good Times and it’s all good. This month our sponsor is WESTSIDE KIDS toystore in Manhattan. It’s a simple, elegant jingle jangle of a toystore. My favorites are the costumes and the musi...more

  • TDF 277 – Mike Olson

    Mar 10 2015

    Mike Olson (@devlin1) is a game designer and so we talk a fair amount about gaming. Andy Ashcraft  sits in (as per usual when gaming comes up…heh) and then we do that thing, where we find OTHER dorkdoms!! Drum and Bugle Corps and the FINEST in children’s programing offered up at this time. He is a delight. It’s a good one. Enjoy. NOTES from MIKE!: -- publisher of Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game -- online store for small-press and indie games (you asked about indie games during the show,...more

  • TDF 276 – Beth Littleford

    Mar 03 2015

    Beth Littleford (@bethlittleford) is a comedic actress (adults will remember her as a segment "reporter" on The Daily Show) that is on DOG WITH A BLOG. She loves THE DANCE... real dancing, but also the dance of coupon clipping and saving a shekel. She's good people. You will enjoy. This month our sponsor is WESTSIDE KIDS toystore in Manhattan. It’s a simple, elegant jingle jangle of a toystore. My favorite are the costumes and the musical instruments. But there’s lots for everyone. 84th & Amst...more

  • TDF 275 – Leann Olsen

    Feb 24 2015

    Leann Olsen (@geekiana) is back! She did a SHORT ep about Doctor Who and is now back to let loose her love of Musical Theater. Heh. I love it too… but I tend to weed off. She has DEEP dork cred and you can see the depth at her podcast and buy proof of it at (Code “Ranger” by the way and get 20% off any order). Enjoy!! This month our sponsor is my friend Jenny Bergman who has a toy story in Manhattan. If you’re on the upper west side (84th and Amsterdam) Go there… say hi, buy a toy. We all ...more

  • TDF 274 – Page Branson

    Feb 17 2015

    Page Branson (@page_branson, @level7accesspod and her art is at ) is an artist. I finally get someone to tell me what Sailor Moon is without me having to watch Sailor Moon!! She is NOT in the Navy… interesting. This was so great.  This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronounces our last name different and she’s at Heh. Enjoy that. My new hour comedy special was in the top 5 Comedy Specials of 2014 on The Washington P...more

  • Dork Addendum EIGHT

    Feb 13 2015

    It's the add-on to TDF. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" so I talk as it closes www.thedorkforest.com and begin this... I read old emails and comments, and will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this week, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. I’ll get better at these as we go. LEARNING CURVE FOLKS. THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackie...more

  • TDF 273 – Sean Crespo

    Feb 10 2015

    Sean Crespo (@seancrespo on twitter) is comic, actor and writer. For the purpose of our setting… he freaking loves Dune. And he holds the heck FORTH. It’s great. for too much info. Enjoy!! This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronounces our last name different and she’s at Heh. Enjoy that. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” ...more

  • TDF 272 – Will Miles

    Feb 03 2015

    Will Miles (@MrWillMiles) is a great NY comic and we talk about Romantic Comedies (it’s one of my own dorkdoms so I talk over him a bit…grr, learn to shut it, Kashian!) … so I’m glad we move through his love of sneakers to the psychology of writing comedy from a positive perspective and his love of a memoir. He couldn’t be more charming. See him live and enjoy this dork out. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronoun...more

  • TDF 271 – Bridget Everett

    Jan 28 2015

    LIVE at NYCPodfest! Bridget Everett (@bridgeteverett) is great. Singer, comic, actress…  has a show at The Public Theater called Rock Bottom. Her dorkdom? Sincerity. Not even kidding. I think I’m right. Barry Manilow, Richard Simmons and the movie Rudy. I’m right. It’s great.    This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronounces our last name different and she’s at Heh. Enjoy that. We all know I have an hour comedy video...more

  • TDF 270 – Lunch Dork Expedition with Andy Levitt

    Jan 20 2015

    Andy Levitt… from Live Nation, loves ALL SPORTS… Let’s just say that I know nothing about all of these sports and I think I even wreck the Harlem Globetrotters joke I attempt. NOTE: We are at lunch, so we are eating. That’s what makes it an EXPEDITION in this case. His love of ALL SPORTS is awesome. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronounces our last name different and she’s at www.darlakashian.com Heh. En...more

  • TDF 269 – LARP talk!

    Jan 13 2015

    Christian Brown, Roselle Hurley and Andy Ashcraft finally tell us what LARPing is and it ends too soon. Because they all needed to go play a game. Yes. You can play or follow along here:  Do it. You will love it.   This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronounces our last name different and she’s at Heh. Enjoy that. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Ma...more

  • TDF 268 – Tammy Pescatelli

    Jan 06 2015

    Tammy Pescatelli (@ is a great comic and loves a thrift store. Then I run out of questions, because the air in Aspen CO is shy of needed oxygen… so we switch to her love of Vampires. Yes. Vampires. Check it out. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. She pronounces our last name different and she’s at Heh. Enjoy that. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make ...more

  • Dork Addendum SEVEN

    Jan 04 2015

    It's the add-on to TDF. I read old emails and comments, and will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this week, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" so I talk as it closes www.thedorkforest.com and begin this... THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes http...more

  • TDF EP 267 - Beth Schumann

    Dec 31 2014

    Beth Schumann (@BethSchumann) is a comic and LOVES a mushroom. A fungus. Latin names and everything!! This is a great episode. And neither of us eat or die from muchrooms. Enjoy!!We all know I have an hour comedy video out atwww.allthingscomedy.com/jackiekashian right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website. www.jackiekashian.com Dork Fo...more

  • TDF 266 – Ngaio Bealum

    Dec 23 2014

    Ngaio Bealum (@Ngaio420) is comic and proud dork sex and weed. Weirdly, his new CD is called “Weed and Sex” … we discuss both of those things. I am slightly out of my depth. Not a dick joke. We weed off into obscure super heroes. Not a weed joke! He’s charming and funny. Listen up and enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard...more

  • TDF 265 – Kelly Carlin

    Dec 16 2014

    Kelly Carlin (@Kelly_Carlin) is a great storyteller and has a solo show/new book coming out soon and all that info is on her twitter and We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website.   It’s December and I ask that you do NOT DONATE to TDF but, instead, find your local foodbank! Google...more

  • TDF 264 – Joseph Scrimshaw

    Dec 09 2014

    Joseph Scrimshaw (@josephscrimshaw) is a great comic and writer and has come to TDF to FINALLY defend the Star Wars prequels. It’s not a BAD defense either. It’s a great episode you guys. I know I say that a lot… but this was. For reals. Enjoy. We all know I have an hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or the CD) on the Merch page on my website...more

  • Dork Addendum SIX

    Dec 08 2014

    It's the add-on to TDF. I read old emails and comments, and will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this week, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" so I talk as it closes www.thedorkforest.com and begin this... THE TDF ringtones and wallpaper (free) links are listed here: You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes Y...more

  • TDF 263 – Ron Funches

    Dec 03 2014

    Ron Funches (@ronfunches) is a great comic and actor from Portland, OR and he brings the twin dorkdoms of wrestling and video games to my living room. So fun. He Loves Lucy, he loves marijuana… his TV show is the NBC sitcom “Undatable” and you should all go see him do standup. We all know I have a new hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. OR get a hard copy (or t...more

  • TDF 262 – Suli McCullough

    Nov 28 2014

    Suli McCullough (@SuliMcCullough) is comic, writer, actor and SNEAKERHEAD. So much info. So much sneaker talk. For real. You’re welcome. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor" by Bob Calhoun. It's available in eBook and paperback from Amazon.com and other fine book sellers. For mo...more

  • TDF 261 – Tony Sam

    Nov 25 2014

    Tony Sam (@toekneesam). He has a degree in Marine Biology. He’s a fish dork. Scuba dork. AND a great comic! New album too. Get on it. Fish. It’s great. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor" by Bob Calhoun. It's available in eBook and paperback from Amazon.com and other fin...more

  • TDF 260 – Jimmy Pardo

    Nov 21 2014

    Jimmy Pardo (@jimmypardo)   is a comic, writer and podcast host (Never Not Funny) and talks about the band… CHICAGO for, easily, 30 minutes this episode.  Other bands are mentioned and some comedy is discussed. He’s great. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor" by Bob Calhou...more

  • Dork Addendum FIVE

    Nov 19 2014

    It's the add on to TDF. I read old emails and comments, and will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this week, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" so I talk as it closes www.thedorkforest.com and begin this... You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dork-forest/id210939624?mt=2...more

  • TDF 259 – Laraine Newman

    Nov 18 2014

    Laraine Newman (@LaraineNewman) is LARAINE NEWMAN. From SNL she is actress, writer and kept doing awesome character voices which blew me away. Her dorkdoms are scary movies and then we get INTO it with some talk of Dubstep. Yes. I had to look it up. It’s awesome. By definition. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerc...more

  • TDF 258 – Emily Heller

    Nov 14 2014

    Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller)   is a comic, writer and actress (TBS “Ground Floor”). She is a penpal, experiences ASMR and we both love on High School Debate. So good. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor" by Bob Calhoun. It's available in eBook and paperback from Amazon.c...more

  • Dork Addendum FOUR

    Nov 13 2014

    It's the add on to TDF. I read old emails and comments, and will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this week, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" so I talk as it closes www.thedorkforest.com and begin this... You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dork-forest/id210939624?mt=2...more

  • TDF 257 – Matt Oswalt

    Nov 11 2014

    Matt Oswalt (@puddinstrip) is actor, director and a guy that likes JEANS… knows how to care for them. Knows what THEY want. He’s also obsessed with the longest of all walks. Up Hill. Hiking. We dork out hard core about jeans. Crazy. Fun. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floo...more

  • TDF 256 – Jared Logan

    Nov 07 2014

    Jared Logan (@jaredlogan) you guys. Medieval and Renaissance history. So fun. I learned stuff. I was reminded of stuff. We celebrate a LOT of historical fiction and, get this… he reads non fiction. So good. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor" by Bob Calhoun. It's availab...more

  • TDF 255 – Joe Wilson

    Nov 05 2014

    Joe Wilson (@vampiremob and @joewilsontv) started The Dork Forest in 2006 then went on to teach himself directing, screenwriting and, now, graphic novel writing. So great. We dork out HARD about dreams and acting on them. So good. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book is "Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor" by ...more

  • TDF 254 – Jesse Case

    Oct 31 2014

    Jesse Case (@jessecase) returns! He was a lego dork in 2010 and this ep we talk about his typewriter collection and we weed of HARD CORE into WW2. Listen to us both put our feet in our mouths… turns out we LIKE Jews, HATE rape, Hitler and are against war. His podcast is called “Probably Science” and it’s great. Dork on! This month our sponsor is Bob Calhoun! You might remember him from ep#38. He talks about writing the book that he then got published that I believe everyone will enjoy.The book ...more

  • TDF 253 – Debra DiGiovanni

    Oct 28 2014

    Debra DiGiovanni (@DebraDiGiovanni and DebraDG.com) is a delite. Prepare yourselves to be CHARMED. Holy smokes. Some television dorking, some animal movies “sharks are smart” and we close on manners and grammer. So Good. For Reals. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is Vilmos! You might know him from the CREDITS. Yes. He made an ad. He’s a hands on, great guy for websites… do it!!   I have revealed that I have a new hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Mak...more

  • Dork Addendum THREE

    Oct 27 2014

    Is it dum? It is an add on. I read old emails and comments, and will eventually catch up.  I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this wee, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. It's an "after" show so this opens with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" and so I have. As it closes www.thedorkforest.com and can begin this... You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dork-forest/id2...more

  • TDF 252 – Kipleigh Brown

    Oct 21 2014

    Kipleigh Brown  (@kipleighbrown) is a sketch comic and actress and is in a couple episodes of the ongoing series !  We talk wigs, “music” to sleep to, SCIENCE! And, of course, Star Trek. Check it out. This month our sponsor is Vilmos! You might know him from the CREDITS. Yes. He made an ad. He’s a hands on, great guy for websites… do it!!   I have revealed that I have a new hour comedy video out at right? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comed...more

  • TDF 251 – Eddie Pepitone

    Oct 14 2014

    Eddie Pepitone (@eddiepepitone) is a great comic and has a new special for streaming on Netflix called “In Ruins.” Check it out. We dork out VERY specifically about Hockey. I know. HOCKEY! So great. And then I learn of a PBS Agatha Christie show I should have been watching forever and then we dork out at each other about Hitchiker’s Guide.   for his schedule and podcast and all of it. Check it out. This month our sponsor is Vilmos! You might know him from the CREDITS. Yes. He made an ad. He’s ...more

  • TDF 250 – Sandra Daugherty

    Oct 07 2014

    Sandra Daugherty (@sexnerdsandra) is a sex educator and podcaster on the Nerdist podcasting network. All the info is at We don’t talk about sex so much. We talk about makeup, hair and fashion. And, because she’s into the emotions behind, as far as I can tell, everything… it’s the philosophy of fashion and it’s FASCINATING. You will like! I learned stuff. Check it out. This month our sponsor is Vilmos! You might know him from the CREDITS. Yes. He made an ad. He’s a hands on, great guy for webs...more

  • Dork Addendum TWO

    Oct 05 2014

    Is it dum? It is an add on. Willl I do more of them? It was fun to read old emails and comments. I tell you more about MY dorky thing for this wee, so, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. Someone suggested I open with the Mike Ruekberg rendition of "Mexican Hat Dance" and so I have. As it closes www.thedorkforest.com and can begin this... You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dork-forest/id21093...more

  • TDF EP 249 - Brian Regan

    Sep 30 2014

    Brian Regan (@brianregancomic) is a great comic and you should go see him. Smart, silly... all good things. We are on his tour bus at 1am, so we are punchy. Which is all to the good of exacerbatin’ his EXCELLENT obsession with the nature of how people line up in society and how we all get served. Listen up while we discuss the different ways it CAN be done... and, perhaps, how it SHOULD be done. So great. Enjoy.   This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Ka...more

  • TDF 248 – Ben Acker

    Sep 23 2014

    Ben Acker (@bnacker) is a writer of many things. With his parter Ben Blacker – yes, they know, I love Thrilling Adventure Hour the show. Now it’s a comic, they’re writing other comics and things are moving right along. WE talk about his favorite three filmmakers; Wes Anderson, Rian Johnson and Edgar Wright. After weeding around about all the other things he likes. I should have just let him go. Next time. Always fascinating. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helpe...more

  • Dork Addendum ONE

    Sep 22 2014

    Is it dum? It is an add on. Willl I do more of them? It was fun to read old emails and comments. So, who knows. In any case, thanks for listening. You can email me at jackie@jackiekashian.com and you can comment on the show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dork-forest/id210939624?mt=2 You can talk to other Rangers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/353762778033456/ Standup news and merch at www.jackiekashian.com

  • TDF 247 – Kate Flannery

    Sep 16 2014

    Kate Flannery (@kateflannery) is so great. She loves movies pre Hay’s Code in Hollywood and we get into Shirley Temple movies. And a lot of other stuff. So great. You know her from The Office… but, it turns out, she’s working a lot since: Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent H...more

  • TDF 246 – Nic Dressel

    Sep 09 2014

    Nic Dressel (@nicdressel) is a man that knits Harry Potter scarves. He loves Harry Potter and we dork out HARD core about books. We talk books but we weed off into Mrs. Doubtfire and My Little Pony. His podcast is called , so you could listen to that!! The Pony thing is great.   This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s calle...more

  • TDF 245 – Brittnee Braun loves Cosplay

    Sep 02 2014

    Brittnee Braun (@Brittneebraun) makes cosplay costumes and loves all things fabric and fashion and sewing and it all comes together so that she can dress up like Batgirl Poison Ivy or various Steampunk costumes. It’s pretty cool that she can do it and she tells it like it is. Check out her store if you want stuff:   This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out...more

  • TDF 244 – Ron Babcock

    Aug 26 2014

    Ron Babcock (@ronbabcock) is a great comic and a guy who likes things to look NICE. We go through it all… his semester at sea, his tour in a vintage Benz. Then… it gets real with talk of decorating and urban renewal. Go see Ron on his tour because it’s gonna be great. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This W...more

  • TDF 243 – GenCon - Peter Adkison & Jake Theis

    Aug 19 2014

    Peter Adkison owns GenCon . He’s the founder of Wizards of the Coast and has been instrumental in my gaming life. Magic the Gathering. Dungeons and Dragons and, now… and for some time… board games and tabletop game convention GenCon. Jake Theis is the marketing guy for (@Gen_Con ) and they talk Gen Con and boardgames with me. I learn about more games to play. Peter has started making films and check your local film festival for his movie, “It’s a good one. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY ...more

  • TDF EP 242 – Ed Baraf & Andy Ashcraft

    Aug 12 2014

    Ed Baraf (@ebaraf and ) and Andy Ashcraft () are game designers and are DIPPED in all games. We talk mostly boardgames in this episode because Ed, generally a video game designer has developed a game and is getting funding on Kickstarter. Check it OUT! All games mentioned are really cool sounding. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, Helper Magoo Darla Kashian!  She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at  $5 download. It’s calle...more

  • TDF EP 241 – Sean Patton

    Aug 05 2014

    Sean Patton () is from New Orleans and we dork out LIVE, at the first ever Chicago Comedy Exposition, about the city of his birth. New Orleans. He’s great. You will enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and forever. You can also get the CD or DVD at   Speaking of . They are the podca...more

  • TDF EP 240 – Doug Mellard

    Jul 29 2014

    Doug Mellard is an Austin comedian and HE, , enjoys the wonderful world of MAGNUM P.I. And we talk about it. We weed off into the world of Sega Genesis briefly. Heh. Enjoy.   This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and forever. You can also get the CD or DVD at   Speaking of . They are the po...more

  • TDF EP 239 Rhea Butcher

    Jul 22 2014

    Rhea Butcher (@rheabutcher) () is a Chicago comic and also has podcasts. Fun. PYHT and a Maximum Fun podcast, WHAM BAM POW on iTunes. She loves her some Back to the Future. A Lot. Let's do this. This month's sponsor is my sister. Respectable, socially responsible financial advisor Darla Kashian. www.darlakashian.com She is smarter than I am and funnier than her ad. So give it a whirl. www.allthingscomedy.com/thedorkforest is the All Things Comedy umbrella we are a part of. There's a MILLION gre...more

  • TDF EP 238 – Eric Hollerbach

    Jul 15 2014

    Eric Hollerbach (@erichollerbach) is a comic, podcaster (Highway Diary – we record his right after this, wherein he has found every embarrassing thing I’ve said online and asks me about it . HE dorks out about Whose Line is it Anyway which leads to his love of improv and standup. Then we weed the heck off into conspiracies and I think about the definition of a safe space. It’s all great. Enjoy! This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER O...more

  • TDF EP 237 – Josh Jordan & Andy Ashcraft

    Jul 09 2014

    I’m still A-Kon. Andy () taught a game design workshop at A-Kon and Josh Jordan () LIVES in Dallas and makes, as a hobby SO FAR, tabletop RPGs. So the two of them dork out about game mechanics, table top RPGS and storyline in gaming. It’s a good one. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it tod...more

  • TDF EP - Helen McCarthy

    Jul 04 2014

    Helen McCarthy (@tweetheart4711 & ) is, possibly, the GREATEST guest that has been. And that is saying a lot! We talk romance novels. She is a little quiet on the mic but it's totally worth it. She is an anime historian and is FASCINATING! Yay her. Hooray for us. Enjoy.   Darla Kashian sponsoring the show for the foreseeable future! How does she do it? By being a GREAT financial advisor to others and knowing her stuff! Www.darlakashian.com   CREDITS MIKE RUEKBERG composed and sang the intro...more

  • TDF EP 235 – Kristen McGuire live at A-Kon

    Jul 01 2014

    Kristen McGuire (@kriscomics on twitter ) makes manga, watches manga, does voice work and this is a weird audio filled challenge. But Manga, My Little Pony and all things tiny and adorable are discussed. So I think it’s worth going for, if only to hear me trying to keep it together with ONE mic. Blow it off if you must and I’ll have her back on. But she’s great… enjoy. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and foreve...more

  • TDF EP 234 – Wil Anderson

    Jun 24 2014

    Wil Anderson (@Wil_Anderson) is a great comic, has a fun podcast TOFOP on All Things Comedy () and we talk a LOT about Batman. The movies. And the superhero. THEN it’s all AFL (Australian Rules Football). So great. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and forever. You can also get the CD or ...more

  • TDF EP 233 – Emo Philips

    Jun 17 2014

    Emo Philips is one of the greatest writers of the standup comedy EVER. A silly, happy man. He’s on. But Nathan and Jonathan and I dork out AT Emo for a glorious 40min episode. I am clearly excited. Clearly. I sing the song TOO MANY TIMES. But he plays the recorder and I wanted him to like me. Hear the desperation. Tune the hell in. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and forever. You can also get the CD or DVD at ...more

  • TDF EP 232 - Mark Alan Miller

    Jun 03 2014

    Mark Alan Miller (@markalanmiller) likes Horror, scary stuff and has collected MANY of them on that genre known as V.H.S. Mark writes, produces, and directs original content alongside master of horror Clive Barker. Hellraiser, Next Testament. It's a lil' creepy. He's great! Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! www.darlakashian.com She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at www.allthingscomedy.com/records  ...more

  • TDF EP 231 Julie Klausner

    May 27 2014

    Julie Klausner (@julieklausner on twitter) is a funny writer, podcaster and hellova smart woman. http://julieklausner.com/ for links to her podcast (How Was YOUR Week?), her upcoming pilot and all the great things about her. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! www.darlakashian.com She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at www.allthingscomedy.com/records  $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horc...more

  • TDF EP 230 - Myq Kaplan

    May 20 2014

    Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan on twitter) is comedian, podcaster and wordsmith! He loves him some letters that form words that make sentences and we talk about them. Using words of our own. Podcast: http://www.keithandthegirl.com/hang-out-with-me/ Website: www.myqkaplan.comThis month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! www.darlakashian.com She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at www.allthingscomedy.com/records  $5 download. It’...more

  • TDF EP 229 Live w/the Sklar Bros & Erin Foley

    May 13 2014

    <![endif]--> Live from Austin, TX Moontower Comedy Fest - Randy and Jason Sklar, Erin Foley (@sklarbros and @erinfoleycomic on twitter) talk about baseball and sports and it makes me WANT to want to get INTO it!! Another Dork Forest guest WIN! This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and...more

  • TDF EP 228 - W Kamau Bell

    May 06 2014

    W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell on twitter) and wkamaubell.com is a great comic and a fine advocate for the movie Rocky 2. So great an episode. Then we weed off into the world of Bruce Lee. You will enjoy. ADRIENNNNNNEEE! This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at   $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” Own it today and forever. You can also get the CD or...more

  • TDF EP 227 - Emily Gordon

    Apr 29 2014

    Emily Gordon (@thegynomite on twitter,) is the co-host of The Indoor Kids on Nerdist.  We dork out about breakfast. It's good times. Tune in and enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, Helper Magoo Darla Kashian! www.darlakashian.com She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy video out at www.allthingscomedy.com/records  $5 download. It's called "This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux" Own it today and forever. You can also get the CD or DVD at www.jack...more

  • TDF EP 226 Live in Hong Kong with Michael Dorsher

    Apr 22 2014

    Michael Dorsher (@dorsher on twitter) is my guest. He’s a comic and comedy producer and we talk Hong Kong and then  We are live in HK, the intro got cut off… but we’re at the FIRST Hong Kong Podcast Festival. The interview is WELL recorded. The Audience is not. It takes FOREVER for me to allow him to talk. Let’s have him on again. He’s GREAT. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. I have a new hour comedy...more

  • TDF EP 225 LIVE with Kelly Anneken

    Apr 15 2014

    She’s BACK! Kelly Anneken (@thefatling) LIVE at the Green Gravel Comedy Festival in Toledo IOWA. Yes, Iowa. Kelly gets into American Girl Dolls. SO much. So great. Her website is Up Yours Downstairs (a proletariat celebration of Downton Abbey)   This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent...more

  • TDF EP 224 – Ken Jennings

    Apr 08 2014

    Jeopardy winner, author and personable dork… Ken Jennings! @kenjennings is so fascinating. Geo-caching. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial planner, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at www.allthingscomedy.com/records? Cuz I do. $5 download. It's called "This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux" because comedy is all about soul ;) ... Own it today and forever. Thanks. (Limited Edition T-shirt of the...more

  • TDF EP 223 – Jay Mohr

    Apr 01 2014

    Slow Clap Jock (supporter of nerds and dorks everywhere), Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37)  comes into The Dork Forest! He’s a guy that is THERE for the nerd who “does it right.” All of this is me extrapolating. He’s great. His dorkdom: Presidential Biographies… this is fun. Enjoy. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. NEW STANDUP ALBUM: Some people just want audio. So the album version of This Will Make an Excellent...more

  • TDF EP 222 – John Roy

    Mar 25 2014

    For so long… I’ve been trying to get John Roy () on the show. Warhammer. Comic Books. We talk at about a MILLION miles an hour. Good luck. It’s great. This month our sponsor is MY SISTER!!! Financial Advisor, helper Magoo Darla Kashian! She reads HER OWN AD. Heh. Enjoy that. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. Speaking of They are ...more

  • TDF EP 221 – Louise Palanker

    Mar 18 2014

    Louise Palanker and I talk music, documentaries and psychology. She’s a freaking dork diamond and is all over the place. She has a book, directed a movie, has an album and runs a website for wayward, and perfectly not wayward, children. She’s great and you will love her too. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. Thanks. (Limited Edition T...more

  • TDF EP 220 Tom Rhodes

    Mar 11 2014

    Tom Rhodes likes dead people. He is a great comic and he goes to the graves of his heroes around the world as he travels and does his LOVELY standup comedy. is his website. @_TomRhodes on twitter. No reason not to full on enjoy this and learn stuff. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. Thanks. (Limited Edition T-shirt of the cover art av...more

  • TDF EP 219 - Annabelle Gurwitch

    Mar 04 2014

    Annabelle Guwitch is hilarious. She’s an author (newest one out this week! Called I See You Made An Effort). She loves so much awesome girly stuff and we dork out about IT. Enjoy. Gee, did you know I have a new hour comedy video out at ? Cuz I do. $5 download. It’s called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because comedy is all about soul ;) … Own it today and forever. Thanks. (Limited Edition T-shirt of the cover art available too at ). Speaking of They are the podcast network The Dor...more

  • TDF EP 218 - Eric Lampaert

    Feb 25 2014

    Eric Lampaert and I did a show and I was DELIGHTED to meet him. He loves Evolution. LOVES IT. I made him weed off and not evolve his theory fully. But it’s great.  NOTES: Eric's Podcast is called Coffee Ramblings on iTunes and linked off of his page. Tune the heck in. This month’s sponsor has been Jeff Fullmer! He wrote Firebird Jim and you can get it here (and, as a special, for the end of the month… it’s FREE to download!) I really dark and smart and fun. And…it’s episodic and I’m loo...more

  • TDF EP 217 – Todd Glass, Janet Varney & Ron Funches Live at Sketchfest

    Feb 18 2014

    San Francisco Sketchfest is dorky goodness. I did a live Dork Panel with Todd Glass, Ron Funches and Janet Varney. Oh… I’ll have them back on individually because it was FASCINATING. Table setting, Dioramas and the PS4 are discussed. Not ENOUGH of any of it, but it was still super fun. Enjoy. NOTES Todd Glass is fantastic. Janet Varney of the Legend of  Korra rocks worlds. Ron Funches is happening. Janet's Podcast is The JV Club on Nerdist and iTunes Todd's Podcast is The Todd Glass Show A...more

  • TDF EP 216 – Chris Mancini talks PS3 Games

    Feb 14 2014

    Chris Mancin of s and the loves video games and we talk it up! Old games, new games, the games that we're ashamed to love, the games that got away. He also has a kickstarter to make a podcast documentary!! it's called . Check that out www.kickstarter.com/projects/comedyfilmnerds/ear-buds-the-podcasting-documentary This month's sponsor is Ranger Jeff Fullmer! He wrote and e-book that you can read on your computer, kindle, nook or via the skywiting! It's www.firebirdjim.com . It's actionpacked h...more

  • TDF EP 215 – Robert Hack knows of Doctor Who

    Feb 11 2014

    Robert Hack @robert_Hack is an artist and and knows a GREAT DEAL about Doctor Who. This MIGHT be the episode you've been waiting for. If you've been waiting for me to know nothing about Doctor Who. It's Madness. Dorky dorky Madness. It's great. This month's sponsor is a Ranger of TDF. It's Jeff Fulmer and he's written an e-book that you can read on MANY different devices. It's available here: . I read it. I liked it. If you like high school with aliens and James Dean... get it! 99c! www.all...more

  • TDF EP 214 – Josh Gondelman loves the Coen Brothers

    Feb 04 2014

    Who loves the good works of the Coen Brothers? Josh Gondelman does! He's a great comic, www.joshgondelman.com and @joshgondelman on twitter, and we talk politics and characters. I didn't think I had seen as many of their movies but it seems I HAVE. NOTE: There are SPOILERS for THESE MOVIES. DID YOU HEAR THAT? I'm Yelling. It's great and fascinating. This month's sponsor of The Dork Forest is ranger, Jeff Fullmer. Jeff has written a book and I read it! It's a really cool e book (that IS a SERIAL...more

  • TDF EP 213 – Kevin Seccia loves Boxing

    Jan 28 2014

    Kevin Seccia (@kevinseccia and www.kevinseccia.com) is a writer that loves to watch some Boxing, MMA and has spent some time thinking about who could beat up who. His blog www.howtobeatupanything.com is currently a great book - Punching Tom Hanks  - check that out It's good stuff. Enjoy.  Audible is sponsoring this episode of TDF. You know how you can get that deal - a free month and one free book if you join Audible from any number of sites? Well, it's true HERE now. SO. If you've been thinkin...more

  • TDFEP212 - The World Champ Judah Friedlander LIVE talking Ping Pong

    Jan 21 2014

    The World Champ Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) www.judahfriedlander.com is a great comic, wonderful actor, decent human and loves him some Ping Pong. We talk it out. I learn things and then forget them almost immediately. The phone bonus reflects that. But it's so great. And it was LIVE at the Fontanas for the @NYCPodFest. So great It's January, so now' the time to start thinking about donating to The Dork Forest. I do the shows. Sometimes they're live. I buy mics and cords and travel and ...more

  • TDF EP 211 – Brian Thompson loves Vonnegut

    Jan 14 2014

    Brian Thompson (@Amsci) of the podcast QUIT IT http://amateurscientist.org/ is a comedy writer (Feb 19 UCB-LA) and a self-admitted, literary nerd. We are gathered to speak fo Kurt Vonnegut, and we do, we dork out hardcore on books for the hour. I do weed off and sypathize with the witch in Tangled.  Brian goes with it and makes it all so fascinating. It's a good one. Enjoy. Feel free to DONATE again to the show. My dream is that, if you can, donate $100 over the course of the year. That's $8 a ...more

  • TDF EP 210 - Corey Olsen

    Jan 07 2014

    Corey Olsen (@TolkienProf) teaches in the English Department at Washington College (in Maryland). He has a podcast as The Tolkien Professor and we talk about The Hobbit movies v the books. You'll want it to go longer. Me too. We'll do it again.  Happy NEW YEAR! Feel free to donate to The Dork Forest at www.jackiekashian.com or www.dorkforest.com. Order merch from my standup website, check my standup dates and feel free to order from Amazon through the banner there as well. I get a kickback. I ...more

  • TDF EP 209 – Greg Asdourian knows Cigars

    Dec 31 2013

    Greg Asdourian () is a San Francisco comic and loves suits and cigars and other trappings of Rodney Dangerfield's heyday. We talk it out and it's great. Enjoy. December sponsor is and she's got some pretty dorky, geeky, nerdy shirts, scarves and sweatshirts. You're going to like it. Use code "Ranger" and get 20% off! She also has her own podcast. Listen Up. Order Up! This month DO NOT DONATE to the show. INSTEAD, Find a local food bank and donate to THEM. In the USA? Go here and put in a ZIP c...more

  • TDF EP 208 – Zoo Expedition with Ben Aller

    Dec 24 2013

    Ben Aller (@zoofab) is a Zoo Guy! He makes prefab vines and rocks for the animals to climb on! He knows things. We walk around the San Francisco Zoo and talk it out. Dork Expedition at the ZOO! It's WINDY... Patrick has done as much as he could do. I hope it's not too windy for you all, cuz it's great. Enjoy. December's sponsor is www.geekiana.com. Leann Olsen was on TDFEP206 talking Doctor Who and, her story reflect that. Use the code "RANGER" and get 20% off. She also has her own podcast. LIS...more

  • TDF EP 207 – Matt Mira enjoys James Bond

    Dec 17 2013

    Matt Mira (@MattMira) loves James Bond. I learn a lot. Like what he likes to do in hotel rooms after kicking some ass. Matt is on the Nerdist and another pod called James Bonding. Cuz he's a bit of a James Bond dork. Enjoy. I did. There's also another "find Jackie a thing and win something" contest. Good luck. December's sponsor is last episode's guest - www.geekiana.com  - She has a world of geekery that includes t-shirts, Doctor Who hoodies, scarves and sweatshirts. She also has a podcast! L...more

  • TDF EP 206 – Leann Olsen WON!

    Dec 10 2013

    Leann Olsen () won the Laffster () contest wherein you get to be ON TDF. We talk crafting and Dr. Who. She's been listening to the show so long I think she KNOWS that, schedule permitting, you don't have to "win" to be on TDF... you just have to get me in the same room in the same town with some time. As it is... this episode is only about 40 minutes and it could have gone on much longer. But the standup show at ACME was about to start and so we went our separate ways. More will come to you from...more

  • TDF EP 205 – Brandi Brown loves SCOTUS

    Dec 03 2013

    Brandi Brown (twitter @ItsTheBrandi) is, like most of us, a nesting doll of dorkdoms. We, eventually, get to her fascination with the current Supreme Court of the United States and local Canadian news. But we go through Justin Beiber, to SCOTUS, to Sesame Street. She really wants there to be a dramady where we watch 9 old people argue. It's Fun! Enjoy. This month DO NOT DONATE to TDF... INSTEAD, find your LOCAL Food Bank and donate to them. www.feedingamerica.or/foodbank-results.aspx if you're ...more

  • TDF EP 204 – Rhiannon Archer taxidermy’s stuffed animals

    Nov 26 2013

    Rhiannon Archer (twitter @RhiannonArcher) is a Toronto comic, hilarious lady and loves taxidermy. BUT... she doesn't love the idea of stuffing dead animals. So she makes trophy heads of stuffed animals. I'm not even kidding. IT'S the greatest thing EVER. She sent me pictures. I'm gonna try to post some! So great! Enjoy. I did. November and December is DO NOT DONATE to TDF months... Happy Thanksgiving you guys. FIND A LOCAL FOODBANK and give them a couple bucks. http://feedingamerica.org/foodban...more

  • TDF EP 203 – Ryan Stout went to Traffic COURT

    Nov 22 2013

    Ryan Stout (@StoutRyan) is a great comic www.ryanstout.com adn a guy that is willing to "fight the man." We hash out the traffic justice system in this country, the Constitution and NONE of this is legal advice. Know that in your heart. It's funny, insightful and great. I'll stand by that forever. Enjoy. This month DO NOT DONATE to the show. INSTEAD, find your LOCAL food bank and donate to THEM. http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx can help you find it. If you want to ORDER somethin...more

  • TDF EP 202 – Live Streaming Monster Talk

    Nov 19 2013

    This episode was LIVE Streamed through www.Laffster.com. Dana Gould (@DanJGould), Matt Weinhold (@MattWeinhold) and Shawn Sheridan talked with me about scary movies that might be palatable to me. I was inspired to see Evil Dead 2 for the first time, RIGHT after this... and, they were right. They're hilarious, but - as with some live shows... I make audio choices that are hard for Patrick to fix. SO... it's worth the slight buzzing... because these guys know TOO much and LOVE these movies so much...more

  • TDF EP 201 – Jane Edith Wilson is CRAFTY

    Nov 12 2013

    Jane Edith Wilson (twitter @JaneEdithWilson) is a great actress and a good person. She's in and we talk crafts. Cuz she loves a glue gun and to knit and she will BRING the adorable into your lives. This is great. Enjoy. This month DO NOT DONATE TO THE SHOW. Intead, DONATE to Your LOCAL Food Bank. Find them at and hook THEM up with some money. Good for them, good for you. If you want to Order presents for people for the holidays... that, too, can support the show and get you stuff. Dork Fores...more

  • TDF EP 200 – Andy Peters and Mike Schmidt Wrestle it UP!

    Nov 05 2013

    Mike Schmidt (twitter @the40yearoldboy) and Andy Peters (twitter @Andy_Peters) LOVE wrestling. To the tune of almost 2 hours and they want to come back. Immediately. I learned SO much that, at one point, I had to take a LAP around my house. Oh... I will have them back. This one was hilarious. Mostly because it was a great example of a dorkdom that would not stop. So great. Enjoy. November and December. DO NOT DONATE to The Dork Forest. Find your local foodbank and DONATE to them... here: to fi...more

  • TDF EP 199 – Michelle McNamara on True Crime

    Oct 29 2013

    Michelle McNamara returns to creep me out about True Crime! (@truecrimediary & www.truecrimediary.com) and it's great. This is her third time back... we discuss home security and cops and criminals and crime and creeps. Her previous eps (TDF#50, #129) are where I first learn about the undiscovered killers of the world. This ep we catch up on bad guys and Michelle's life. She's hilarious. Enjoy. This month's shows have been sponsored by MY comic book store: www.earth2comics.com They have two sto...more

  • TDF EP 198 – Bamford, Kilgariff, Valeriano, Anthony LIVE at LA Podcast Fest

    Oct 22 2013

    Live at the LA Podcast Festival to a full crowd! It's Dork Panel with Maria Bamford, Karen Kilgariff, Murray Valeriano and Dave Anthony (stepping in for Kilgariff when she goes off to do another LIVE Pod). We talk reality shows and salad and Karen sings. So fun. This month's shows are sponsored by my comic book shop www.earth2comics.com in Sherman Oaks and Northridge! Go into the store, mention The Dork Forest and get 10% off your purchase. Friendly, knowledgeable, full o' fun! Go there! All Th...more

  • TDF EP 197 – Keith Malley enjoys HAIR METAL

    Oct 18 2013

    It's Keith and the Girl www.keithandthegirl.com week at TDF... last ep was with "the girl" (ie Chemda) and this episode is with Keith Malley, who BRINGS the dorkdom with some Hair Metal talk. I learn so much that I didn't appreciate the hilariousness until I did the notes. Enjoy this... I did. This month's shows are sponsored by www.earth2comics.com (Sherman Oaks, CA and Northridge, CA - stop in the store and mention TDF and get 10% off your purchase!). They are friendly and helpful and can be ...more

  • TDFEP196 - Chemda

    Oct 15 2013

    Chemda is a food dork. Not a "foodie" but probably a foodie. She is a lady that loves food. Um.. me too. So we dork it up hard core about food. She is half of a great NYC podcast called Keith and the Girl. She is the girl. This month's shows are spondored by MY comic book store: (stores in Sherman Oaks, CA and Northridge, CA). Go into one of those stores... MENTION that you listen to TDF adn get 10% off your purchase. Maybe you can even order online... who knows? I think I know. You can't. BUT...more

  • TDF EP 195 – Robert Hurt, Astrophysicist

    Oct 08 2013

    Robert Hurt (www.spitzer.caltech.edu/mission/profile/50-robert-hurt) is the visualization scientist(he translates color) for the Spitzer Telescope. He works for Cal Tech, JPL and NASA... in that order... I think. He's done a series of truly accessible space/science videos and they're great. As is he.  This Month's shows are sponsored by EARTH 2 Comics (comic shop in Sherman Oaks and Northridge ). It's my very own comic shop and they are super helpful if you're just getting into comics and they h...more

  • TDF EP 194 – James Adomian

    Oct 02 2013

    James Adomian (@JADOMIAN on twitter) is one of my favorite comics working today and knows that there are True and Valid conspiracies that are happening. It's not reptiles and the moon landing. He is interested in what has been called "Deep Politics." He's always funny, always smart and he has a great album that you should get from iTunes called Low Hanging Fruit. This month's episode is sponsored by Earth 2 Comics... MY very own comic store. has a store in Sherman Oaks, CA and Northridge, CA. M...more

  • TDF EP 193 – Brandie Posey loves SKA

    Sep 24 2013

    Brandie Posey (@brandazzle on twitter) is a comic, podcaster (LADY TO LADY on iTunes) and REALLY wants to talk about Ska music. I, as usual with a music episode, know... NOTHING. She knows so much... I try to keep up and now I want to hear more Ska. She's gonna make me a mix. Very fun. Enjoy. Donate folks... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com You can donate directly, get t-shirts/CDs and order through our Amazon Banner. Also, my full schedule of standup shows and...more

  • TDF EP 192 – Kelly Anneken

    Sep 17 2013

    Kelly Anneken (@thefatling on twitter) is a San Francisco stand up comic, the comedy curator over at Pandora Radio and enjoys a nice biography. A lot. She picked her current three favorite biographies (Hallie Flanagan, Madame de Stael and Cleopatra) and we go THROUGH them. In the midst we weed off talking about The Babysitter Club books and American Girl Doll books. It's great. Disclaimer: This episode was recorded LIVE at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco , and there wasn't an audio guy. So ...more

  • TDF EP 191 -- Fielding Edlow loves Stickers

    Sep 09 2013

    Totally True. Fielding Edlow (@fieldingedlow on twitter) is a storytelling, acting, standup comic-ing lady that buys and uses stickers ALL THE TIME. www.imdb.com/name/nm3421144 A lot of people LIKE stickers... Fielding wants to bring a little joy to friends, family and bill collectors by decorating envelopes. We talk it out. Stickers. I never thought much about them. But there you are. Dork Forest. Enjoy. DONATE folks... I'm working over here. My website, www.jackiekashian.com (which has it ALL...more

  • TDF EP 190 – Cameron Esposito

    Sep 03 2013

    Cameron Esposito (www.cameronesposito.com and @cameronesposito on twitter) KNOWS the history of the portrayal of lesbians on television and the movies. And, can name more actresses than I can name people in my life. She is wonderful. This is great. Enjoy. This month the show is sponsored by the Society of the Spectacle in Eagle Rock - on York - it's a really cool eyeglass store and Katie talked me into "cool" glasses. Heh. I think more along the lines of "a sedan on my face." Not noticable, not...more

  • TDF EP 189 - Moshe Kasher loves Religion

    Aug 27 2013

    Moshe Kasher (http://www.moshekasher.com/ and @moshekasher on twitter) has a love of Religion. We talk about the BIG issues in a tiny tiny way. He goes into the history of various religions, his own journey with faith and I learn a LOT about Judaism. He's a great stand up comic, he's got a book out and his new album is o.u.t. Go to his website and see him live. For he is wonderful. Enjoy. www.allthingscomedy.com is hte podcast network that TDF is with and there are a lot of other great pods on...more

  • TDF EP 188 – Fred Armisen

    Aug 20 2013

    Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL) loves accents, drums and admires the good works of Paul McCartney. We talk music and comedy and he's a really great guy. Wow, do I learn stuff about Paul McCartney. Hilarious, dry, smart and excellent. Enjoy. is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Facebook Fan Group is where you can talk about the eps and meet other Rangers o' TDF You can also always email...more

  • TDF EP 187 – Live from Portland: Carrie Brownstein

    Aug 13 2013

    Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) (@Carrie_Rachel on twitter) loves books, music, socio-linguistics, dogs, guitars and I interupt almost every stoy she tells. I talk too much but she's still fascinating, hilarious and really, quite nice. Enjoy. is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Facebook Fan Group is where you can talk about the eps and meet other Rangers o' TDF You c...more

  • TDF EP 186 – Kurt Braunohler loves Psychogeography

    Aug 06 2013

    Kurt Braunohler is a smart, silly, hilarious man. His LOVE of Psychogeography gives him more information about Los Angeles than I've had in 15 years of living here. His new album is available for pre-order (with awesome trinkets) at is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Facebook Fan Group is where you can talk about the eps and meet other Rangers o' TDF You can also always email me at ...more

  • TDF EP 185 – Carr D’Angelo from Earth 2 Comics

    Jul 30 2013

    Carr D'Angelo isn't from Earth 2 but he's from Earth 2 () … get it? He is the keeper of my pull list and he knows some serious minutia… heh. His comic book store is GREAT. In Sherman Oaks, CA and the staff is super helpful. Which is very important if you’re just starting to read comics. I learn stuff and it’s great. Enjoy. is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Facebook Fan Group is wher...more

  • TDFEP184 - Greg Franklin

    Jul 23 2013

    Greg Franklin  animates stuff. REALLY WELL. REALLY FUNNY. So I ask him about cartoons. A lot. We weed off into wrestling and standup and it's ALL good. He wrestled for 7 years! He's great. Enjoy.   is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Notes: Incredibly Strange Wrestling Frank Kozik Coop posters Baron Von Raschke - The Crusher - The High Flyers - Bob Calhoun Ep 38 - Shattering Co...more

  • TDF EP 183 – James P Connolly loves him some Elvis

    Jul 16 2013

    James P. Connolly is a comic and a great guy. He also knows about, wants to talk on, and WILL talk about - Elvis. Presley. Not Costello. Not anything else. The original king. This is so great. Enjoy. is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Notes: is all you need.Katamari Damacy July 29th Irvine, CA Improv benefit Goonies in Rochester, MN I ask, “why was Elvis so dumb?” I felt bad about it....more

  • TDF EP 182 – Lee Bennett knows some DC Comics

    Jul 12 2013

    Lee Bennett is one of Andy's best friends and has been my DC Comic "docent" on many an occassion. You asked for more DC Comic dorking out, we bring it. Lee has many dorkdoms... this is just the first. It's great. Enjoy. is the podcast network that TDF is with and there’s a bunch of other great podcasts there if you’re looking for more comedy podcasts… browse away! Notes:Comics Code Authority founded 1954 Denny O’Neil - Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Geoff Johns Green Lantern - Legion of Subst...more

  • TDF EP 181 – TiVo talk with Andrew and Michael

    Jul 09 2013

    TiVo sponsored TDF in June. My friend Andrew solmssen @aolmssen on twitter, has had TiVo from the beginning. He gets his TiVo accessories at WeaKnees in Culver City, so Michael Adberg came over. We talk TiVo, tech and then more TiVo and tech. It's pretty sweet. Enjoy. After the show Andrew set UP my TiVo (which I didn't conciously have as an evil plan... but it worked OUT!) and now I'm recording, via TiVo over-the-air television via our uber rabbit ears. And watching Netflix and Youtube on my...more

  • TDF EP 180 – Live at Limestone Fest with Graham Elwood, Dayna Thompson and Al Jackson

    Jul 02 2013

    Live from Limstone Comedy fest in Bloomington, IN at the Comedy Attic. Dayna Thompson brings her interest in all things Sasquatch with Al Jackson (remember TDF EP 123) and Graham Elwood (TDF EP 61) I laugh a lot. Enjoy. is the podcast channel that TDF is with and you can go there and see a bunch of other podcasts ... there's something for everyone there. Note: I have LIVE show audio issues again. I didn't check EACH mic so Patrick has done his magic. My fault if there's trouble in your e...more

  • TDF EP 179 – Live at A-Kon with Kyle Hebert

    Jun 25 2013

    It's another great episode at A-Kon 2013. So Fun. I talked with Kyle Hebert who is the voice of Gohan on DragonballZ - so THAT was cool for me. He's also in everything else. We talk anime, voice acting and it's mellow and fun. Enjoy! TDF is sponsored by TiVo this month: and visitors to  can get $25 off a new TiVo premiere, P4, or XL4 DVR if they us the promo code "ATC." All things Comedy, by the way, is a great place to find other great podcasts to listen to. That TiVo code is good til Nov 1,...more

  • TDF EP 178 – Live at A-Kon with Lisle Wilkerson

    Jun 18 2013

    Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Japan. I ask a LOT of very BASIC questions about Japan. She does voice work for many kick ass ladies in video games. Tekken, Street Fighter... you know. Kick ass ladies in video games. She also loves boxing. We talk Japanese Lady Boxing at one point and it's AMAZING. Enjoy. TDF is sponsored by TiVo this month: and visitors to can get $25 off a new TiVo premiere, P4, or XL4 DVR if they us the promo code "ATC." All things Comedy, by the way, is a great place to find ...more

  • TDF EP 177 – Greg Proops

    Jun 11 2013

    Greg Proops www.gregproops.com is back! This ep is a LOT about Ancient History. As per usual I could listen to him read old timey papyrus scrolls. That's how the phone books used to come! Weird. His Podcast, called The Smartest Man in the Room (for obvious reasons) is here . TDF is sponsored by TiVo this month! When you GET Tivo, at www.tivo.com you can get $25 off a new TiVo if you use the promo code "ATC" which expires on 11/1/13. When I talk TiVo during the show I reference a bit by Patton ...more

  • TDF EP 176 - Tracey Ashley

    Jun 04 2013

    Tracey Ashley (www.traceyashley.com) is a great comic and friend of mine from Minneapolis. She loves The Sims and we celebrate the freaking Sims. I blow off a canvasser, hardcore, in the middle of this episode. Enjoy. This month TDF is sponsored by TiVo and you can get $25 off a new TiVo Premier, P4 or XL4 DVR if you go to www.tivo.com and use the promo code "ATC" Which stands for the lovely umbrella group that The Dork Forest is part of... and they have LOTS of other podcasts to listen to over...more

  • TDF EP 175 - Allee Willis

    May 28 2013

    (www.alleewillis.com) loves Detroit, sandwiches and kitsch. She's written songs you know. September made famous by Earth, Wind and Fire... Boogie Wonderland... the theme to Friends (I might be the only dork excited about that last). But look her up on allmusic.com and have your mind blown. We talk about her amazing collection of kitsch, her project to help Detroit (http://alturl.com/xo5cc) and food. Quite a bit aout food. It's great. Enjoy.  This month the show is sponsored by TiVo. www.tivo.com...more

  • TDF EP 174 – Mike Kojis likes BIKES!

    May 24 2013

    is from my hometown. He went to high school with my brother and he was in on the ground floor of Trek and other “fancy” bikes. He knows bikes. He loves bikes. We talk about bikes. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods.  Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “support the show, shop Amazon” banne...more

  • TDF EP 173 – The Winchesters LOVE history and books.

    May 21 2013

    I’m in Atlanta with and Winchester. Sarah has a podcast called : Which is excellently dorky. Her lovely and talented husband, Will, is studying to be a librarian. And he makes music! Here: He insists that studying for it’s as sexy as it sounds. Tune in, for they are adorable. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to ...more

  • TDF EP 172 – Janeane Garofalo and Maria Bamford

    May 14 2013

    I don’t know why Janeane doesn’t have a twitter or a fb… but she doesn’t… You know who is… she and Bamford talk Beading and Suze Orman.I laugh a lot. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “support the show, shop Amazon” banner. Comments and talk about ...more

  • TDF EP 171 – Joe Starr enjoys Transformers

    May 10 2013

    ( and @joestarr187 on twitter) is a great, dorky comic and loves Transformers. I asked for his website… he sent me this (an animated Transformer movie from another decade) so he is in the right place. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “support the sh...more

  • TDF EP 170 – Chris Gore

    May 07 2013

    @thatchrisgore on twitter, is a professional dork and has a podcast called . He crashed my podcast… will play a little of this one on his and symbiosis is born! He’s great, you’ll love him cuz he’s KNOWS things. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “supp...more

  • TDF EP 169 – Alex Edelman loves David Foster Wallace

    Apr 30 2013

    , stand up comic from NY who loves a lot. We got a long, questiony email from James before the show and Alex answered his questions here:  Alex also enjoys comedy. His own and others. And . Listen up and WANT to want to read that guy. Like me. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too).  is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website....more

  • TDF EP 168 – Jake Johannsen

    Apr 23 2013

    is such a great comic. You’ve seen him. I know you have. He’s been on Letterman 42x. And he is a Dork. VERY Specific. Very fun… and, at one point, kinda emo. Tune in; love it and him. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “support the show, shop amazon” banner....more

  • TDF EP 167 – David Huntsberger

    Apr 16 2013

    is hilarious, interesting and smart as a whip! And he loves HORSES. See what I did there? He dorks out about 4H and horses! I love horses. His podcast: about SCIENCE! He also has a new album out THIS WEEK: . Buy that, tune in to this and enjoy yourselves. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too).  is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my webs...more

  • TDF EP 166 – Joseph Keckler Sings!

    Apr 09 2013

    is an artist, performance artist and I met him in New York, watching him sing a “bad trip” (mushrooms) Operatically, in Italian, with translation on a screen behind.  @josephkeckler is his twitter handle. He dorks out about some singing exercises and I enjoy it. Tune in and Enjoy it yourselves.   DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too).   is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods.   Another way to su...more

  • TDF EP 165 – Felicia Michaels

    Apr 02 2013

    is a comic, actress and collects LUNCH BOXES! And has since I first met her. – are two podcasts that she has/does. She knows things… it’s a great ep. Tune in and Enjoy! DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods. Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “support the show, shop amazon” banner. You are brough...more

  • TDF EP 164 – Diva Zappa

    Mar 26 2013

    . She . She . Yes, Frank Zappa is her dad. But, dang, she’s a GREAT first knitting dork!! Wow… do I not know about YARN. Ha@! DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). Another way to support the show is to shop at THROUGH my website. So… go to and click on the “support the show, shop amazon” banner. You are brought to Amazon to shop like NORMAL and it’s all the same except that I get some sort of kickback from Amazon. Bookmark it. What the heck....more

  • TDF EP 163 – Steve Robbins loves Art Supplies

    Mar 19 2013

    makes art and loves art supplies. A lot.Not kidding. Art Supplies. He is DIPPED. It’s awesome.  I realize here are more things I know not jack about. Minerals, colors, paint, oils… all kinds of things come up and, another episode can be born of this one. DONATE folks… I’m working over here.  or  (Show schedule, t-shirts, and standup CDs too). Another way to support the show is to shop at  through this . No additional costs, Amazon just acknowledges that you know me and gives me some sort of kick...more

  • TDFEP162 - Erc Martin is rereading Spiderman

    Mar 12 2013

    has a podcast called . I met him at the here in LA. He co-produces the show. We talked, he mentioned, in passing, that he's re-reading ALL of the Spiderman issues ever written. What? Okay. Get over here. So, we talked and it was great.  Afterwards, he was talking to Andy and he MENTIONED that he KNOWS the Transformers AT Universal's Theme Park. He will return. This was fun. Enjoy.  DONATE folks… I’m working over here.  or Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his o...more

  • TDF EP 161 – Adam Rebottaro co-created Sentinels of the Multiverse

    Mar 05 2013

    did a with his buddy and made a card game. It’s the perfect example of the thing YOU love turning into work, career and even more fun. Or work. Who knows! The journey has just begun with Adam. I warn you, it’s an episode where I don’t let him talk enough. The game looks great. The first eleven minutes of this show... I FORGOT TO TURN HIS MIC ON. But it was interesting... so crank it. OR... skip to 11:30 and just hear the remaining 50 minutes. Sorry!! New Mics (the old ones never had on/off swi...more

  • TDF EP 160 - Live with TJ Miller, Auggie Smith and Sue Costello at Nerdmelt

    Feb 26 2013

    Live at , , ,  dork panel. I, genuinely, can’t stop laughing. I don’t know how dorky it is (except I’m talking… so it HAS to be and, whenever I’m riffing with comics… I can’t … focus because everyone is so freaking funny. So fun. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here.  or  NOTES:    – NY Daily Pacifics and Atlantics… TJ Miller wordplay! Credits: Live Audio by Zac McKeeverAudio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 159 – Scott Rogers loves Disneyland

    Feb 19 2013

    Scott Rogers is an Imagineer. It’s his dream job and he’s loved Disneyland FOREVER. So… he takes me on a virtual tour. With stories. He’s great. His book, is available now. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or NOTES:Fascinating story of how I park at Malls.I kept this “off the record” IN> Bwaa ha ha.  Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 158 – Live in Toronto with Sean Cullen, Debra DIGiovanni

    Feb 12 2013

    Live in Toronto, Canadian actors, comics and readers of books:  and  – this is so great. She loves stationary, her cat and romance novels. It’s dork panel so Sean Cullen talks history and science fiction. Heh. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here.  or  NOTES:  – Ian Atlas Producer The GREATEST intro (for me) of  by Virve, who is SO awesomely excited about having . And I smash cut to the beginning of the show. Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps...more

  • TDF EP 157 – Shakespeare was the son of glove makers.

    Feb 05 2013

    Mark Anderson is a freelance journalist and wrote a book called . He and his friend, are both “.” I know so little about Shakespeare, and I don’t really have a horse in this race, that I’m convinced. Perhaps the other side can be represented another episode! His book is amazing. Enjoy this ep. I really did.    Now hosting the Podcast under it’s awesome umbrella: DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or NOTES: (and the rest) – see this movie, Rangers. We could have talked ...more

  • TDF EP 156 – Live with Wyatt Cenac at the NYCPODFEST

    Jan 29 2013

    I know as a great comic. You might know him as a correspondent on The Daily Show. We’re at in NYC for the . Wyatt loves Animation, Puppets and Bourbon. We’re live in NYC. Great closing standup set by . Now hosting the Podcast under it’s awesome umbrella: DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or NOTES: (not Tom. Not Spike. Chuck)  Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 155 – Ophira Eisenberg

    Jan 23 2013

    is a NY comic and has a new puzzle show on NPR called . We were both told we have the same voice. I say it’s Canada and Wisconsin trying to leave our bodies. We dork out about how loud the restaurant we’re meeting in and Raiders of the Lost Ark. I have a giant comedy crush on Ophira now. Go see her live. Listen to her show. Enjoy. Now hosting the Podcast under it’s awesome umbrella: DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or NOTES: I lost them. I wrote them... I’m not doing them again. Check o...more

  • TDF EP 154 – Beth Lapides

    Jan 15 2013

    is the creator of one of the earliest, safest space in comedy – The. We talk comedy and life. It's great. Enjoy.  DONATE folks… I’m working over here.  or  Credits:Patrick Brady fixes the AudioVilmos works on the websitesMike Ruekberg composed and sings the songs.   NOTES:         by Kilmartin and others. Funny!

  • TDF EP 153 – Live with Bil Dwyer

    Jan 08 2013

    loves . He doesn’t talk about it enough for me, but we learn that he read that John Jakes series with The Bastard when he was a child. He is a walking hilarity. His website is not available so here’s his . You get a chance to see him do standup, you do that… he’s a silly, funny man. Enjoy. DONATE folks… I’m working over here. or NOTES: (the holy grail of golf movies) Credits:Live Audio by Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus conte...more

  • TDF EP 152 – Dork Expedtion to the LA Auto Show

    Jan 01 2013

    GIANT SIZED END OF YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA! Andy said, “wanna go to the LA Auto Show”? Uh… I want to watch YOU at the LA Auto Show. And so another Dork Expedition happens. It’s sensory overload at points… music and car noises. LOTS of car links. And we say, “look at this trunk space.” Enjoy. Remember: December is “do not donate” months. Donate to a foodbank or the Hurricane relief or someone else. January… donate to me. $100 each for the year would be great. NOTES: wow… am I going to do EVERY ...more

  • TDF EP 151 – Craig Shoemaker

    Dec 11 2012

    is the “lovemaster” … we don’t talk about it. He’s got a great podcast called . We talk about his dream sequence of being on Hollywood Squares with Paul Lynn – which leads to tales of his dad and then it’s ALL Wizard of Oz. All the time. It’s GREAT. Enjoy. Remember: December is “do not donate” months. Donate to a foodbank or the Hurricane relief or someone else. January… donate to me. $100 each for the year would be great. Heh. Check out : the Podcast Empire umbrella thing that I’m under. This ...more

  • TDF EP 150 – Gina Yashere

    Dec 04 2012

    is a British comic and loves the tension and drama of television and movies. She also likes ghosts and movies about ghosts and books about ghosts and, I actually say, “safe space.” Remember: November and December are “do not donate” months. Donate to a foodbank or the Hurricane relief or someone else. January… donate to me. $100 each for the year would be great. Heh. Check out : the Podcast Empire umbrella thing that I’m under.This month, find a foodbank. But January, go ahead, donation Butt...more

  • TDF EP 149 – Julie Hoverson

    Nov 27 2012

    makes fabulous audio dramas. She writes, directs, produces and performs in three ongoing series. She knows her old timey radio, Lovecraft and the writing craft. LARPing is discussed and I try to keep up. It’s great, tune the hell in. Remember: November and December are “do not donate” months. Donate to a foodbank or the Hurricane relief or someone else. January… donate to me. $100 would be great. Just saying.You CAN order US made TDF shirts and comedy (also US made) for the holidays if you have ...more

  • TDF EP 148 – Guy Branum loves Canada

    Nov 20 2012

    is a funny, funny comic and writer. You might have seen him on Chelsea Lately a lot; and he worked at G4. He's a great comic. He also knows some seriously obscure facts about Canada. Probably not obscure if you're Canadian. It’s excellent. Enjoy. ALSO: Nov/Dec are “do not donate” months. Donate to a foodbank or the Hurricane relief or someone else. January… donate to me. $100 each for the year would be great.  is a Podcast Empire Umbrella Thing. Check it out.In January, donation Button,  This ...more

  • TDF EP 147 – Salsa! With Solange Castro

    Nov 12 2012

    (@solangecb on twitter) is a stand up comic and loves to DANCE! We talk Salsa! The dance of her people, or someone’s people. She loves it, it sounds like I should love it. I want to love it. It seems exhausting. But in suede shoes. ALSO: Nov/Dec are “do not donate” months. Donate to a foodbank or the Hurricane relief or someone else. January… donate to me. $100 each for the year would be great. is a Podcast Empire Umbrella Thing. Check it out. In January, donation Button, This month, foodbank...more

  • TDF EP 146 – Live with Chelsea Cain who loves DnD

    Nov 06 2012

    I did a LIVE show in Portland with  at a Comedy Festival there. It’s a bit buzzy because of the mystery of me taping live. Sigh. Patrick Brady is not to be judged. But the show is so great. I can’t stop talking initially but, Chelsea Cain, famous author, is a Dungeons and Dragon Dork. IRL, she is the author of five best selling NYT thrillers described by the NY Times as, "steamy and perverse," which is being made into an FX series. She also wrote Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, a Nancy Drew parody...more

  • TDF EP 145 – Live at LAPODFEST with Paul Adelstein and Murray Valeriano

    Oct 30 2012

    (STINE) and  (VaLARiano) join me at the  to talk about Music. I think we know what happens when music is introduced into the plot. Shots. I laughed my head off. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  snippet and pictures   NOTES: – weird comic that is JUST out. (the Matt Knudsen ep)  Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 144 – Lindy West and Aham Oluo

    Oct 23 2012

    and are writers, comics, musicians from Seattle. I love their works. Aham thought he was coming over to “audit” the show in my living room. Oh no. Yer in the house, you’re on the show. And… It was Wynton Marsalis I saw live play jazz or trumpet. I stayed awake the whole time and thought, “I experiencing jazz. This is important. Keep it together, Kashian.” They are altogether adorable and it’s great. Enjoy.   Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.    NOTE...more

  • TDF EP 143 – Sue Costello

    Oct 19 2012

    Sue Costello is working on being a good person in the world. We talk comedy and then comedy… and then some more comedy. Heh. It was fascinating. Enjoy.   Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.    NOTES:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 142 – Live with Retta, Rajskub, Kilmartin and Scovel

    Oct 16 2012

    Dork Panel that I am MANIC.    and  are ALL on this show. These people will be on specifically, alone… for they are so great individually. It’s so great… review it and tell me if you like the “dork panel” idea. I did. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:“Let my life be a manifestation of spirit, working through me, to serve the light” Hi… I’m a dork. –  (just CAME to the show)I just let the audio go between the end of the show and Rory’s set.It’...more

  • TDF EP 141 – Jake Kroeger loves Origami

    Oct 09 2012

    enjoys origami. A lot. And he’s the creator of an LA based comedy blog called The Comedy Bureau, which I use a lot to find out shows to watch, be on and open mikes to do. We weed off from art to comedy to beer. And then we find out that Jake should never travel with his family again. He’s making world wide fans at one point. I find it hilarious. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES: Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who ha...more

  • TDF EP 140 – Jerry Beck

    Oct 04 2012

    loves cartoons. He’s going to be hosting 6 hours of animation with on October 21st. He’s excited. I’m excitable. It’s great. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES: (stage play) – by Lotte Reiniger (LOUD) Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 139 – Joel Hodgson

    Sep 25 2012

    talks Minneapolis in the 1980’s and then it’s VENTRILOQUISM! Yes… puppet talk! Then monster talk. We skype. And we all learn, by the end of this great episode, why I like it when we’re in the same room. But it’s really cool. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:Pedro’s Luggage did Move. Yes. is the 4th of 5 - me collecting the whole MST3K set.. Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the ...more

  • TDF EP 138 – Michael Everson

    Sep 18 2012

    is a language dork! He’s a . He codes rare and wonderful languages so that rare and wonderful people can write to each other on the computer. Cherokee, Hmong, Esperanto. I learn stuff. Tune the hell in. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:Dr. Gloria Sly (no website but she has plenty of work) Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest:  or

  • TDF EP 137 – Dave Hill

    Sep 11 2012

    is a multilfaceted dork diamond. He's a great  and ... and... well, more will be revealed. So I won't limit him with faint praise. Oh, and he has his own  which you will enjoy. We talk music, guitars and comedy and people and life. It is shown again how little pot I smoked in High School by what I don't know about Led Zepplin. Enjoy. I did.  Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are...more

  • TDF EP 136 – Steve Mandel loves HeroClix

    Sep 05 2012

    is @negativsteve on Twitter. His dork cred goes back to the conference call days of TDF. He’s on the podcasts and and he collects art and stories regarding the lameness that is Aquaman. (Steve notes that Aquaman in the new 52 is actually good). We talk Heroclix and I laugh. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:When I tried to load these notes they crashed the site… so you’re going to listen ORGANICALLY. Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Web...more

  • TDF EP 135 – Kristyn Burtt

    Aug 28 2012

    loves the Olympics! She’s going into withdrawal. She also gets to meet a lot of famous folk because she works the red carpet interviewing people. I know nothing… enjoy that. I let her in on a LOT of the minutia of my life. Kristyn is fantastic. Listen UP. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:MINUTIA! What it’s like in my head. She talks again SOON. Keep listening. Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own

  • TDF EP 134 – Abbey Londer

    Aug 21 2012

    is the creator of a brand new comedy festival @riotla which will happen in Sept 2012 and is a HOROSCOPE DORK. Yay. We also have similar “father issues.” Her dad stories are Amazing. Love it. I did.  Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own

  • TDF EP 133 – Kira Soltanovich

    Aug 14 2012

    is a Korean Spa Dork. Seriously. I like a Korean Spa but she... she knows things. She’s a comic and is on The Tonight Show regularly. I have a great time on this ep. I hope you enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES: Credits:Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own

  • TDF EP 132 – J Elvis Weinstein

    Aug 07 2012

    (of Freaks and Geeks and MST3K) discusses how he has to use CONSTANT VIGILENCE against being consumed by any dorkdom. So he goes from tree to tree, in the dork forest, looking for the perfect balance of joy before obsession. There’s a part of me that wants to encourage him to lose control. He cooks, he reads, he’s in a band, collects musical instruments, he’s making a documentary. It’s fascinating. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: ConJ.E...more

  • TDF EP 131 – LIVE with Bill Willingham

    Aug 02 2012

    writes one of my favorite ongoing comic stories (). I’m Live at in Minneapolis (Poster by is this week’s image). Again, I’m excited enough for the both of us. I weed off a LOT and keep asking him if he’s seen random movies. I’m told there’s a way to interview people at conventions. I did not know that. But he rolls with my weirdo questions. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES:My weirdo question about Aquaman was RANDOM. YAY! Credits:Audio leve...more

  • TDF EP 130 – Lois McMaster Bujold

    Jul 27 2012

    () is one of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy authors. I’m more excited than both of us. I’m excited enough for both of us. We’re at the Minneapolis CONvergence in my hotel room. Enjoy the occasional sound of the air conditioning unit. I had a blast. I hope you do. Enjoy! Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on Feel free to e me.  NOTES: (His ) Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own

  • TDF EP 129 - LIVE with Michelle McNamara

    Jul 24 2012

    is a true crime dork. More than that… she’s a true crime… expert. She has a website full of investigation, speculation and information. It’s great. And… much like her , we learn that there are a lot of killers I’ve never heard of, and I keep clarifying things that EVERYONE apparently knows already. This was recorded June 21st, 2012 so Sandusky is discussed. It’s a great one. Fire it up.  Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on iTunesFeel free to e me.  NOTES: at length… Pasadena C...more

  • TDF EP 128 – Steve Marmel

    Jul 20 2012

    I started stand up comedy with Steve Marmel. He’s writing on The Family Guy, he was in on the ground floor of Fairly Oddparents… he’s a political, animation and comic book dork. We go at it at LENGTH. You will enjoy!! Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on iTunesFeel free to e me. NOTES: Commercial with Brett Farvre – this is GREAT= (dork inspirations came to separately, so great) Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with...more

  • TDF EP 127 – Dylan Brody

    Jul 17 2012

    I’ve known for … ever. He’s a wonderful man and I get a bit snarky with him. He’s a storyteller and comic and writer and I am SO not the hero of this show. This is the last episode I taped before I took a hiatus. So I regret the lack of total support I show for Dylan on this show… but it’s got the draw of hearing me as a dorky jackass. He’s great. See him later this month. Donation Button, if you wish is on Review the show on iTunesFeel free to e me.  NOTES: What to read: Credits: Audio leveli...more

  • TDF EP 126 - LIVE with Greg Fitzsimmons

    Jul 10 2012

    is on Howard Stern a lot, he’s written a , he’s a great comic. He has his own podcast () and I love his stand up a lot. He’s just the most charming guy ever. See him live. As usual, I like someone so much I talk too much. He DOES say that he thinks I’m the modern day Erma Bombeck and we talk about porn more than I thought we would. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES:And the button pushing!! Good times Greg Fitzsimmons. What to read: Credits:Live Audio by Audio leveling by Music is...more

  • TDF EP 125 – Derek Hughes is a Magician

    Jul 04 2012

    Do you love Magic? Uh… I do. is a magician and a funny comic. I am SO easily wow’d by magic that you will get to listen to Derek do visual magic and me lose my mind. In the end I think he’s a card dork and a dork about his new son. He knows a LOT about decks of cards. You can also tell I’m gonna need a day off during this one. I’m punchy! So, yeah. Listen up.  Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES: \ Who knew!! What to read: Credits:Audio leveling by Musi...more

  • TDF EP 124 – Dennis Blair

    Jun 26 2012

    has been doing stand up forever. Like Me. But he’s got to work, extensively, with fancy people… George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield to name a FEW! And… fascinated by Hitler. It’s a great episode. We both allow that JAWS is a really well done film. Donation Button, if you wish is on   NOTES: (Sewer saved Jews during WW2) What to read: Credits:  Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websit...more

  • TDF EP 123 – Al Jackson

    Jun 19 2012

    (@aljacksoncomedy) is a great comic that I met in New York City. We talk old school Hip Hop, UFC, and he interviews me a lot. A LOT… so that was fun. I need to have him back and interview HIM. What a great guy. You should definitely go to see his awesome standup comedy. Because it’s so great. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES: Hip Hop Documentary: FOB = Forward Operating Base, COB = Combat Operating? Base JSS = Joint Services Support What to Watch/Lis...more

  • TDF EP 122– SAX Carr

    Jun 12 2012

    is a fan of so many things that it went from games to movies to books to everything… so fun. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you support his kickstarter . Enjoy the dorky goodness. Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES: Fringe Thunderbolts – this was recorded a couple weeks ago.   What to read: (the opposite one I haven’t read) Heh… SAX says too corny but he’s adorable about all of our grandparents. Awww. Sweet. Credits:  Audio leveling by Music is by We...more

  • TDF EP 121 – Tom Franck

    Jun 05 2012

    has a love of robots! He’s a comic, an artist and he knows a LOT about robots and art and robots and art. It’s an extry long episode of the show because we get INTO it. I thought about breaking it up… this is better. Listen, pause, go to his wordpress and look at drawings, and listen again. Break it up as you will. He’s great. Enjoy.   Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES: - – GarrataK7 – ToyboxDX Ralph Miranda Tom’s – you don’t need to be his friend but you need a...more

  • TDF EP 120 – Erin Foley

    Jun 01 2012

    is a GREAT standup comic and lovety loves the NY Giants. We spend a great portion of our time laughing. I hope you enjoy hearing people laugh. It was fun. You will like. Listen up. Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES: did NOT record an ep. One day. Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show...more

  • TDF EP 119 – Clare Kramer

    May 29 2012

    is an actress and one of the founders of . You may remember her from . Minute 38 I find out she collects furniture. Hi. It’s a fun show … She’ll be at the Philly Comic Con this week. Go. Donation Button, if you wish is on NOTES: William Shatner Patrick Stewart Avery Brooks Kate Mulgrew Scott Bakula – rhymes with? Right about 15:45 I realize Clare was Glory on Buffy. GAH Walking Dead – Clare interviews me… Dragon Tatttoo as well.  – Pictures. APP BONUS NOTE: Andy says she...more

  • TDF EP 118 – Erin Jackson

    May 25 2012

    is a GREAT standup comic from the DC area and she collects shot glasses. When I asked her to be on the show she said, “yeah… but everyone collects shot glasses.” Heh. Welcome to the Dork Forest.   Donation Button, if you wish is on   NOTES: Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest: or   My websites are and

  • TDF EP 117 – TolkienProf – Corey Olsen

    May 22 2012

    is The Tolkien Professor. I grill him about Tolkien and then I Iet him talk about more modern fiction… so it’s all books all the time. His book is available for pre-order. I am excitable and on-freaking board. Listen and enjoy.   Donation Button, if you wish is on   NOTES: : Nenya Narya Vilya  Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest: or   My websites are and ...more

  • TDF EP 116 – Dwight Slade

    May 15 2012

    is a great comic and knows “a lot about 3 people.” Let’s hear him talk about Elvis Presley, Pete Best and Anne Frank. He’s great, it’s great. I compare myself to Anne Frank. Enjoy.   Donation Button, if you wish is on   NOTES: Gladys Love Presley died on August 14, 1958 – Pete Best’s mom Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest: or   The websites are and Review the show on Feel fre...more

  • TDF EP 115 - Lizz Winstead (creator of The Daily Show)

    May 08 2012

    Lizz Winstead is my guest and she has a out that feels "origin story-esque." And, surprise, guess who is into politics? A lot? , Minneapolis comedian, creator of The Daily Show and Air America. She knows more than I will EVER know about politics. I couldn’t sound less informed, tune in. She has a new book out … Get it. Enjoy this.   Donation Button, if you would, is on or   NOTES:This is the last ep recorded from apt in NYC in Janueary, 2012Follow Lizz on Twitter She meant Helen Mirr...more

  • TDF EP 114 – Magic the Gathering with Patrick Perkins

    Apr 30 2012

    and I are at in Portland Oregon and I re-learn some ! Warning: You’re listening to us chat about this and other things while we play. And… I just realized that he let me win the first game! heh! It's a dork expedition to a game store with all the audio hijinks that that involves. I hope you enjoy.   NOTES: For Links to these notes come to   Browse every card ever made - Patrick made me a green forest deck (dork forest, get it?) which has green mana (mana is the “money” or “energy” that ...more

  • TDF EP 113 - Jesse Schell and Andy Ashcraft

    Apr 24 2012

    and and I are at the. Jesse teaches game design at Carnegie Mellon, has his own company, and has great dork cred in the world of other hobbies: Harmonica, juggling. Andy Ashcraft and he talk for real about games… I ask for a lot of clarification. It’s a good one. Enjoy! In an ongoing effort to make the links work... here there are - visible. Donate and I'll hire someone to make this right. If such a person exists. Notes: Make Games Not War - Games for Change keynote speech (this li...more

  • TDF EP 112 – Mary Birdsong and Eddie Pepitone

    Apr 17 2012

    was on … and she LOVES Biblical Archeology… what? I think she’s a Hebrew-o-phile! And… there are dick jokes. closes with stand up. It’s great. Enjoy, Rangers.  Donation Button, if you would, is on NOTES:– it’s not in Lebanon!! It’s in Jordan! JORDAN. @AncientAliens - twitter@marybirdsong – twitter Credits: Live Audio by Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.

  • TDF EP 111 – Jim Gaffigan

    Apr 10 2012

    . We’re in a coffeeshop in the village in NYC – it’s LOUD at this coffeeshop. Tomorrow, Jim's downloadable hour becomes available for $5. $5 an hour of his comedy... don't steal it. You have $5. It’s interviewy we talk comedy a lot. And some news personality dorkdoms. But it’s a lovely conversation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Credits on the app bonus chitter chat. OR... below you!! Donation Button, if you would, at NOTES:Yes… Michael Pollan did write The Omnivore’s Dilemma. NY Comed...more

  • TDF EP 110 – Patrick Brady talks Animation

    Apr 03 2012

    Do you feel like his name is familiar? He fixes the audio every show!  is part of a great production company in NYC and we dork out about audio. You will notice he sounds GREAT. But we quickly go into animation forever. Patrick is over prepared and it’s fantastic. Prepare to learn a LOT about the history of animation. We are in NYC and we talk Hari’s subway woes briefly. I encouraged Patrick to add his own notes of animation you should DEFINITELY know about!! They are the bonus content as a pdf....more

  • TDF EP 109 - Kevin Avery and KleeWiggins

    Mar 27 2012

    (@KevinAvery) and (@kleethepimp) are standup comics and are real, dyed in the wool, Star Wars fans. Klee could probably act out the whole series. I need to have them back separately so that Klee and I allow Kevin to talk. This ep weeds off into TV, movies and actors. I get another recommendation of a movie I will never see on purpose. They both just did a short film, . Look into it. Tell me if the notes are showing up on your apps. There are apps by the way... heh. I'm told I have to type them i...more

  • TDF EP 108 - Al Madrigal

    Mar 20 2012

    is a correspondent on The Daily Show. We recorded in his office, in NY, at The Daily Show. I was very cool about it. He’s a great comic and he’s BEEN that guy in ! I am more than matched in my sales knowledge. And he watches a LOT of cartoons with his kids. Heh. Enjoy. NOTES: – LOUD website – LOUD website – LOUD website Lil Hammer – I actually couldn’t find a reference to that. Credits: Audio: , Intro and Outro Music by JackieKashian.com website Credits: by who h...more

  • TDF 107 – Finchel FanFic with Janine Schatz

    Mar 13 2012

    Glee ! Just listening to TDF made Janine Schatz KNOW that she could be a guest. She is correct. And fascinating. We have dinner in Brooklyn (Japanese). So, you get to hear more restaurant noise! To read her fan fic; follow the twitter feed   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: are dating   AP...more

  • TDF 106 – Hari Kondabolu

    Mar 09 2012

    (Twitter @harithecomic) is a great comic and I subletted his apartment in my recent trip to NYC! We talk of his love of Seattle, international comedy and then... more on Seattle. Here’s a clip from his – he’s great. Listen Up.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: – a good start on a GREAT comic you’ve ...more

  • TDF 105 – Graydon Schlichter

    Mar 06 2012

    is a lawyer (not practicing), actor (practicing), and giant gamer (practicing)! We dork out about acting and gaming - and he’s now. And he has a that you can donate to. Listen up, more Boardgame fun!!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: Podcasts to listen to: Games to Play:   – M...more

  • TDF EP104 – Merrill Markoe

    Mar 02 2012

    is on the show. She has a new and you should know who she is, really. Best known for working on Letterman, making up stuff like Stupid Pet Tricks, she’s written . I talk too much but I learn stuff too. It’s so good.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: Dragon Tattoo… safe space..yet…   ...more

  • TDF EP 103 – LIVE Andy Kindler and Auggie Smith

    Feb 21 2012

    is hilariousdorkdom is to dissect famous people’s careers. He also loves an indie comic book. This is the snarkiest episode of the dork forest. Man… it’s so great. We get political and Then does his LCS audition and his George Lopez set. Oh Hollywood. Heh. Enjoy.   Credits: Live Recording by Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   ...more

  • TDF EP 102 – Dan Telfer

    Feb 16 2012

    is a Chicago comic and writer and total fan o’ science! That thing that historians loved so much and some modern folk have so many issues about. are just the tip of the iceberg here, folks. We taped early in the day and I’m just awake! Heh. This is a great dork on dork dialog. He’s great and you should see him live! Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Revie...more

  • TDF EP 101 – Vilmos

    Feb 14 2012

    Vilmos is a , and . It’s road comedy stories and Mitch Hedberg is talked about like he was a man. A human who was fallible and funny and a goof. Vilmos loves comedy and, we find out, drumming! Enjoy.     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own     Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: Tree – he’s right, nothing Michael West   Books

  • TDF EP 100 – P.F. Wilson

    Feb 10 2012

    is a writer and podcaster. He loves defunct football leagues and the history of the NFL. Are you sad because football season is over? Re-visit American Football with P.F. going into the minutia of the history of football leagues. I say “yeah?” “yeah” a lot. He’s great. Enjoy!     NOTES: – what I could find Jack Kelly – city councilman Philadelphia   General websites:   Books to Read:

  • TDF EP 99 – Asterios Kokkinos

    Feb 07 2012

    is a comic and a writer and, really, a dork. Awesomely committed to Star Wars, Star Trek, Pokémon, it just goes on. I admit that I heard him do 5 minutes on Pokémon and needed to hear him talk about anything and everything. We realize that Pokémon is JUST like Sex in the City. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES:...more

  • TDF EP 98 – Henry Phillips and Mike Phirman

    Jan 31 2012

    These guys are comics and musicians and film makers and a couple of my favorites. (youtube series , Netflix streaming ) and (Critically acclaimed and did a Half Hour Special on Comedy Central with Hardwick as ). You can totally tell I love these guys.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: ...more

  • TDF EP 97 – Rose Abdoo and John Matta

    Jan 24 2012

    I’m back and my house! and are with me and they are great. He has 300 Ben/Grimm figures and she makes TINY plates of food. Here’s a picture of the tiny food. It’s on . Below is tumblr and etsy links.       NOTES: Captinis – , , – read it – read it – do not read…ooh she was cut off at two - worst book ever. A FLUKE.

  • TDF EP 96 – Andrew Kole in Aspen

    Jan 17 2012

    I’m in Aspen about to perform at the Wheeler Opera House for the eve of New Year’s Eve and the staff offered me a local dork luminary. came to Aspen to see Bonnie Raitt and then stayed. He’s a charmer. He’s a lucky lucky guy and he’s a talespinner. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: – wow… exec producer of...more

  • TDF EP 95 – LIVE Kevin Eastman and Baron Vaughn

    Jan 13 2012

    We are at in the with Kevin Eastman. Co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I ask him all the questions he’s answered before and he was patient and interesting and awesome. I recognize many names and say “wow” every time. There’s a drinking game for you. Doesn’t mean I know who they are, but it was really neat to know. His show at is still going! Then Baron Vaughn was sposed to do standup but we just do “panel.” But he still ends on a dick joke. A GREAT dick joke.   Credits: Liv...more

  • TDF EP 94 – LIVE Mary Jo Pehl

    Jan 10 2012

    I’m in Austin, TX at and I’m talking to , from MST3K and , who wrote a book I just read called and it’s all awesome. She is my friend. We talk a LOT about what general dorks we are. I get a little TOO excited at the end. It’s pretty great. You’ll enjoy.   Credits: Live recording by: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: ...more

  • TDF EP 93 – LIVE Ernie Cline

    Jan 06 2012

    I’m in Austin, TX at and I’m talking to , who wrote a book I just read and it’s all awesome. I’m a super chatty. Lots of sales stories of my youth for no reason except me, obviously, wanting him to like me. But he’s gets in some good stories and that book is GREAT. Go read it. I hope you have as much fun as I obviously am. Enjoy.   Credits: Live recording by: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites ...more

  • TDF EP 92 – Noah Kuttler

    Jan 03 2012

    I’m in Austin, TX with , friend of the show. He hooked me up the comic book store here in Austin and, no surprise; he is a HUGE comic book dork. He explains Bendis to me. And I want to hear it!! I could NOT be punchier in this episode. We're recording around a lady vacuuming in the bar and it's just like being there. Enjoy!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with the bonus contest: or My websites are and Review the sh...more

  • TDF EP 91 – Trains! Ann Arbor Dork Expedition

    Dec 27 2011

    I’m in Ann Arbor with Fritz Milhaupt, friend of the show. He asked if I’d like to meet his friends who (with him) play trains. They are part of the Operations Road Show project, an offshoot of They’ve been modeling the Wabash Railroad between Layfayette, Indiana and Peru, Indiana between Labor Day and Sept 25th, 1964. Yeah. They are train dorks AMONG train dorks. Yeah.   December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who...more

  • TDF EP 90 – Live with Margaret Cho

    Dec 23 2011

    This is a HUGE show. and are my guests. They are comics, actors, fans of tattoos and self empowerment. and Sarah Cohen sing and play the theme song he composed LIVE. And then close the show  with their fantastic music/comedy. You really missed a great live show. Or. Did. You? It’s a very musical one. Enjoy.   December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Live Recording by Recorded Live by Recorded Live by Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has h...more

  • TDF EP 89 – Andrew Leslie and Maria Renteria

    Dec 20 2011

    is a contributing writer to and his girlfriend Maria Renteria is on board and has embraced Andrew’s other dorkdom, tattoos.   December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: : YOU could contribute too! – thriller author ...more

  • TDF EP 88 – Dave Higgins

    Dec 16 2011

    is a hilarious actor/comic. He does a sketch . I talk too much. I think I dorked out at him too much. He holds his own! It’s political, it’s reminiscing, it’s great. He’s great. Enjoy.   December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: Regionalism is discussed at LENGTH!...more

  • TDF EP 87 – Brian Peck and the Planet of the Apes

    Dec 13 2011

    is a character actor that has been in so many great movies. From Return of the Living Dead to X2, and so much more, the guy works! But I was excited because he has what has to be the best Planet of the Apes props and memorabilia collection ever. My excitement as I tour his house causes some WIND issues. It’s worth it! He’s so charming. This is so great.   December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   ...more

  • TDF EP 86 – John Deboer #Acme20

    Dec 09 2011

    is a great comic from Minneapolis.  It’s the last ep from Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. We talk about in car automotive entertainment… for a long time. Comedy lends itself to tinkering it seems. It’s fun. Enjoy.   December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES:...more

  • TDF EP 85 – Tim Slagle #Acme20

    Dec 06 2011

    is a great comic from Chicago.  It’s another ep from Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. We talk mechanical things and comedy and I learn about auto part stores shortcuts!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.     December Donation Button: This month donate here:   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   NOTES: ...more

  • TDF EP 84 – Pete Lee and Jamie Lee (notthecomic) #Acme20

    Dec 02 2011

    is a great silly goof of a guy. He is often mistaken for gay. He and his wife, Jamie Lee, a woman… (and not the comic Jamie Lee, a person in her own right that I'll have back on the show) are the guests. It’s another ep from Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. We talk about selling merch at shows, making films, and we riff and it gets dark. Too much info is imparted. Good luck. I had a blast; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.   Instead of TDF Donation this month: donate ...more

  • TDF EP 83 - David Fulton #Acme20

    Nov 29 2011

    is a US comic living in London and, get this, he’s great. All of the comics I interview at Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis are great. He has a Masters in Music Composition, he restores old motorcycles and he climbs frozen waterfalls. Yes. He might be the coolest dork ever. He interviews ME for the first 10 minutes. Too much info, Rangers. But it’s great, Enjoy!     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with ...more

  • TDF EP 82 – David Huntsberger and Chad Daniels #Acme20

    Nov 25 2011

    and are comics. David is better read than both of us. We are still at Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. It’s another installment of talk to as many of the 20 comics celebrating that weekend to find out what they all dork out about. They are great. I can’t stop laughing. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   ...more

  • TDF EP 81 – Miss Shannan Paul #Acme20

    Nov 22 2011

    is a Minneapolis comic that has come up since I left. She is also a “classic dork.” Sci Fi, Video Games, movies and TV. We are still at Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. It’s another installment of talk to as many of the 20 comics celebrating that weekend to find out what they all dork out about. Enjoy.     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the sh...more

  • TDF EP 80 Bengt Washburn #Acme20

    Nov 20 2011

    is a great comic. He also has a Masters Degree in in Fine Art. Yeah. It’s a smart TDF. We ARE at Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. It’s another installment of talk to as many of the 20 comics celebrating that weekend to find out what they all dork out about. This one? Comedy. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me....more

  • TDF EP 79 – Ryan Stout #Acme20

    Nov 18 2011

    is a great comic. We dork out hard core about stand up. We ARE at Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis. It’s another installment of talk to as many of the 20 comics celebrating that weekend to find out what they all dork out about. This one? Comedy. Enjoy.     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   Cross Pollination Adve...more

  • TDF EP 78 – Tim Harmston #Acme20

    Nov 15 2011

    We’re at Acme Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary in Minneapolis and I decided to talk to as many of the 20 comics headlining that weekend to find out what they all dork out about.  is a great comic. Because I know these people really well – these shows get personal. Good luck. It's football and stand up comedy talk. You will enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the ...more

  • TDF EP 77 – Matt Weinhold and Ken Daly

    Nov 11 2011

    My guests are the bestest horror movie fans ever. Comics, Writers and friends and . We recorded this right after Halloween. They are fantastic. Dark. And Fantastic.  I will now watch Mad Monster Party.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   Apps are available with bonus content: or My websites are and  . Review the show on Feel free to e me.   Cross Pollination Advertising: A really cool website is – reviews of every kind of thing ever d...more

  • TDF EP 76 – Ed Crasnick

    Nov 08 2011

    My guest is . He’s a comic, actor, writer, and producer. He’s a gift to showbiz, my living room and all of society. He’s fascinating and hes a good listener I guess. Cuz I talk a lot. It’s great showbiz stories and talk about happiness. I continue to tell the same three stories. He is a treat. Enjoy.     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   My websites are and  . Apps are available with bonus content: or Review the show on Feel free to e me....more

  • TDF EP 75 – Rye Silverman and Maria Shehata

    Nov 04 2011

    My guests are friends and stand up comics and . We are live at in Hollywood.We explore food and Rye and I discuss whether we are actually not cool enough to be dorks anymore. This was cosy. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   My websites are and  . Apps are available with bonus content: or Review the show on Feel free to e me.   Cross Pollination Advertising: A really cool website is – reviews of every kind of thing ever dis...more

  • TDF EP74 – Marc Maron LIVE in LA

    Nov 01 2011

    My guest is . We are live at in Hollywood.We are live at the Nerdmelt stage. We explore what MIGHT be Marc’s dorkdom. It turns out it might be comedy. This was really fun. Enjoy.   Credits: Recorded LIVE by Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his own   My websites are and  . Apps are available with bonus content: or Review the show on Feel free to e me.   Cross Pollination Advertising: A really cool website is – reviews of every kind of thing ever...more

  • TDF EP 73 – Rich Sommer

    Oct 27 2011

    My guest is , series regular, character in and host of the new segment on G4 called . He loves board games and knows a lot about them. Really. It’s great how much he loves them. It’s a good one. Enjoy!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN My websites are and  . Apps are available with bonus content: or Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Cross Pollination Advertising: A really cool website is – reviews of every kind o...more

  • TDF EP 72 – Chattanooga TN - LIVE

    Oct 25 2011

    We are at . and are my guests and we talk gaming and movies. It’s LIVE, it’s crazy and I was tricked into doing it. Worked out fantastic. Enjoy!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes:   He did NOT have a Kidney taken out. It was his appendix! I go OFF on LOTR/Willow – Again. LARP ...more

  • TDF EP 71 – Maria Bamford Dork Origin Episode

    Oct 21 2011

    My guest is ME. is the guest host interviewing me about my dorkdoms that she most enjoys. She’s thinks I haven’t talked enough about Chicken or Romance Novels. Maria, btw, is much better than Andy in not talking about herself. She says she’s over talking about herself right now. So she interviews me. We’re at lunch. It’s noisy. And Maria has taken up a loud hobby of crunching ice. I hope you enjoy meeting me. Again.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has ...more

  • TDF EP 70 – Jessica Mills and Stephanie Thorpe

    Oct 18 2011

    My guests are and and they are total fangirls!  There is a lot of Star Trek talk. Heh. and are on twitter as well.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: Can’t FIND the Original Star Trek I’m thinking of, what do you think? MFM – Minty Fresh Monsters… no longer in business.   APP B...more

  • TDF EP 69 – Andy Ashcraft Dork Origin Episode

    Oct 11 2011

    My guest is ME. is the guest host interviewing me about the show. Andy wants me to talk about my dorkdoms. I’ve tried to explain that that’s what I do every episode, so we talk about the parts of the forest that he led me into. It’s a good one. I hope you enjoy meeting me. Again.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: ...more

  • TDF EP 68 – Matt Fulchiron

    Oct 04 2011

    My guest is , standup comic and, seriously, a guy that will watch some TV. This episode is a LOT like hanging out with Matt and I. We talk about how dorky we are about the new technology. Follow him on for more of this. He’s great.     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: – Jackass guy. Viggo Mortensen - Aragorn ...more

  • TDF EP 67 – LIVE with Chris Hardwick, Mike Palascak and Dana Gould

    Sep 23 2011

    We are at in the Theater and we’re talking Harry Potter. It’s the best ever. , and does a set. I am having a great time. I hope you enjoy this as much as I obviously did.   Credits: Recorded Live by Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me. Recorded Live by Recorded Live by   – well, they are ridiculous and awesome He did mean Hermione...more

  • TDF EP 66 – Brodie Foster Hubbard and Gene George

    Sep 20 2011

    My guests share a podcast called . was on the old version of the show and he’s the guy that first talked to me about Fantasy Wrestling! And his co-host, , fits right in. We’re awkward and then discover each other. It’s lovely. It’s dorky. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: The Indian walking I speak of ...more

  • TDF EP 65 – Damien Fahey and Murray Valeriano

    Sep 16 2011

    My guests are both huge fans of U2. Finally, I found another hard core fan of for regular, returning guest to talk to! And that man is comic, host and good guy . I prove that I don’t know about older music as much as I didn’t know about newer music. I’m sure I make the same mistakes from last episode. Let’s go there…again. When will I learn? Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,a...more

  • TDF EP 64 – Dave Ross and Whitmer Thomas

    Sep 13 2011

    My guests are actors, stand up comics and music dorks. Heh. Let’s go there. and . We talk music, take a tour of old dork episodes and talk stand up. It’s a fun one. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: – daughter of played El Cid, the famous Spanish hero. Sigh. v – they ...more

  • TDF EP 63 – Dork Expedition plays Perfume!

    Sep 09 2011

    This is a dork expedition to house where we met with some of her friends: Trina, Jill and Stacy. It might be the girliest dork forest ever! We talked Perfume. Because of the guerilla nature of the expedition the audio is out there. There is some talking over each other and it’s like being at a meth convention. The discussion of science and ounces is intense and very dorky and addictive. I want, now, to smell better. It is great. Enjoy.     Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Websit...more

  • TDF EP 62 – Baron Vaughn

    Sep 06 2011

    My guest is the comic, actor and gentleman: . He wanted to talk Shakespeare but he brought his non-popular card collection with him. Have you heard of Hyborian Gates? No one has. But you’re going to hear Baron Vaughn from USA’s Fairly Legal and I talk around games and movies and more Game of Thrones. Then some Shakespeare. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show ...more

  • TDF EP 61 – Graham Elwood

    Sep 02 2011

    My guest is the other founding member of !  He’s a comic, a surfer, a guy who loves cop shows from the 70’s. Specific enough for you? I now have more television to go back in time and watch. This one gets dark, people, I hope you enjoy!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: ...more

  • TDF EP 60 – LIVE Frank Conniff and Ben Schwartz

    Aug 30 2011

    My guests are friends and love old timey comedy. TV’s and are recorded LIVE in Meltdown Comics at the Nerdmelt Stage. brings it home with some stand up!    Credits: Recorded Live by Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   App Bonus: Ben’s profile of comedy writer Jack Douglas for the WGA   Notes: – Book Frank has read – Movie we’ve...more

  • TDF EP 59 – HULK talk with Patrick and Don Jankiewicz

    Aug 26 2011

    My guest is . He has a new Hulk book out and he brought his brother Don Jankiewicz and we weed off to 70’s TV and comic books. I try to bring it back to the Hulk a couple times, I was overwhelmed. Plenty of suggestions for reading! Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: Don pops in a bunch of awesom...more

  • TDF EP 58 – Bees!

    Aug 23 2011

    My guest is a bee dork! Finally! Stacy McKenna Seip has lurked around the bee “community” for a couple years and got herself a bee setup this year and knows more than me. I learned stuff. Wow, do I not know about bees. Dive in and enjoy!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: – I am a cleric for the first time. I am NEED...more

  • TDF EP 57 – Michelle Mikki

    Aug 19 2011

    My guest is math and puzzle dork, Michelle Mikki. She knows about puzzles that I’ve never HEARD of. It’s fascinating. I don’t know how this will play but know you’ve chosen wisely. I SING near the end. Wow.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: - also called Play along with the puzzle we’re doing! I made this in P...more

  • TDF EP 56 – Chris Mancini and Neal Weakley

    Aug 16 2011

    My guests are fellow contributor and founder . Comic books, movies, nerditude… all covered. It’s a good one. Enjoy.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: – the books and there’s 3 seasons – is in the new Batman movie! – Ventriloquist!

  • TDF EP 55 – Greg Proops

    Aug 09 2011

    My guest is the smartest man in the world, . This is a win, dorks. Ostensibly, it’s old timey baseball. And there’s plenty of Civil War to present baseball talk. But Greg is a man who loves language and nicknames and this is fascinating. A treat for all of us. You’re welcome.   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN .   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: –...more

  • TDF EP 54 – Myq Kaplan and Ellen Fox

    Aug 02 2011

    My guests are bird dork and , comic and seriously funny word dork. Hooray. We talk about everything. This is a lovely loosey goosey TDF and I have to bring them back. Of course!   Credits: Audio leveling by Music is by . Website design by : who has his OWN   The websites are and  . Apps are available for the ,and . Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.   Notes: Heckle and Jeckle magpies on Wiki… the other source says crows. Phonetics, Morphology,...more

  • TDF EP 53 - Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi

    Jul 26 2011

    My guests are performers (from stage and Current TV) and we talk about makeup and celebrity biographies. It’s light and wonderful and awesome. Enjoy!   Notes: Again with Laugh.comAgain with NCIS . LA Story – can’t find a reference that other people know about this.   My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, merch page (CD/T-shirt opportunities) and the donation button: or .   The , s is available. If you hate the $2 spent on th...more

  • TDF EP 52 – Jake Weisman and Kumail Nanjiani

    Jul 22 2011

    My guests are stand up comics and fellow podcasters and . Its video games, comic books, stand up comedy, and cats. A lot about cats. It's a good one. Enjoy   Notes: – and When doing the notes… I thought my phone was going off again. IFC show – naked cut out of porn (Russ will look it up – but said it reminded him of film) I talk for a long time. Huh. I’m still talking. HEY SUS. Good grief. RoboCop – no original book Me Still Talking. Gotta have these ...more

  • TDF EP 51 – Andrew Solmssen

    Jul 19 2011

    My guest is the greatest techy dork that I know: . Thought you cared about computers? He does a LOT. In the beginning I’m hyper and we talk Star Trek, but then… tech. I say “right” a lot. I am revealed as not knowing things… again. Enjoy. It’s awesome.   Notes: I made up that difference. Twitter is @solmssen and facebook – for Android – great for Blackberry – recorded July 13, announced July 14 – this one seems pre-built. Prolly not as “good” ...more

  • TDF EP 50 – Michelle McNamara

    Jul 15 2011

    My guest is . A woman who loves to work on an unsolved crime. She has a website and talks regularly with police to figure it all out. Regularly. To Police. Again, I know almost nothing. And you can listen to the ice in our drinks too. Enjoy.   Notes: – answers.com is wrong. Many of these cases, I can’t find. Go to her . (I think she has a pro account J) RDI (Ramsey Did It), IDI(Intruder Did It), BDI (Burke Did It) Atticus  - To Kill a Mockingbird – handwritten,  but this is text...more

  • TDF EP 49 – LIVE Dana Gould and James Urbaniak (Maria Bamford Set)

    Jul 12 2011

    We are live at in Hollywood. My guests are and . I took notes and giggled a lot. Dork out. I did.   Notes: – singing starts 1:30 Mark Hamill – I’m not linking this. You KNOW. We’re the same age. I think, exactly. – I do not know when this was recorded   iPhone Bonus note: those are the birds OUTSIDE. Shouty birds. Dana Recommends: (starter monster) Creature From the Black Lagoon Revenge of the Creature (And old creepy movies): , . James Recomme...more

  • TDF EP 48 – Aisha Tyler

    Jul 08 2011

    My guest is , a traditional dork that has grown into a person that looks like she’s always been cool. Actress, Comic and, soon, host of her own dorky podcast. I just wish we were talking faster.   Notes: Don’t need a rooster. I think it said something about the embryo and the fridge. Aisha has been ! I’m just catching up with her career. Xbox… I said we have it, we don’t. – Roswell, GA (best picture was Andy suggested) (she liked Girls, The Sword also awesome) – show that ...more

  • TDF EP 47 – Margot Leitman and Dan Curry

    Jul 05 2011

    My guests are married and care a LOT about points to be received and redeemed for buying Air, Hotel and Car. I’m using this information for good. I promise. now has a travel info and is a comic and reaping the benefits of his wife’s extensive knowledge. Great Ep!   Notes: Price is Right Password – and – American Idol Spirit Airlines v Virgin Blue – 66 yrs old. – cheaper than supershuttle Lot B at LAX – um. Closed. It’s been a while since I’ve parked at LAX obviously...more

  • TDF EP 46 – Matt Knudsen and Josh Haness

    Jun 30 2011

    Back from the hiatus! My guests are both stand up comics and . I swear, we mostly chat while we eat a 2lb shrimp ring Matt brought. It was seriously distracting. I enjoyed it. The conversation and the shrimp ring. I hope you do.   Notes: Shrimp Ring – you know what this is! Ring o’ shrimp from the grocery store. Dihatsu – Korean Car – his IMDB page. Beck and Morrissey mix up… I know NOW! – Barney Miller and… Firefly (dream guest btw) (not Merc Stew. Sigh) Richard Kl...more

  • TDF EP 45 – Adam Spiegelman and Joey Slamon

    Jun 14 2011

    My guests were booked separately but have known each other for a while. tells stories and loves and works in television. And loves terrible movies that are so bad they become, somehow, great. He has a great podcast called I talk about the same things again and my guests make me giggle a lot. Enjoy.   – 1984 – just mentioned – Yikes Chuck Klosterman on Abba – can’t find it in 7-11 Height Chart – can’t find a picture, now must go to a 7-11 – friend of the sh...more

  • TDF EP 44 – Jim Coughlin and Monique Moreau

    Jun 10 2011

    My guests are paper dork, Jim Coughlin and Monique Moreau, fan of different orders of nuns. Yes. Nuns. And Paper. (Twitter feeds @xandrique and @mrjimcoughlin on twitter). Both are comics and Monique is the keyboardist for awesome dorkband™ Ogre Mage. That ™ isn’t real. Enjoy.   Notes: I SAY I get the whole A4 thing… but I don’t entirely. Taxidermy at Turkish Restaurant – picture on wallpaper J – it’s a sociology game! Weird. - Now I must learn piano! ……   ...more

  • TDF EP 43 – Wendy Wilkins and Scott Boxembaum

    Jun 07 2011

    Wendy is a marching band/TV dork and Scott loves 80’s music. Neither of them gets to talk much about their topics because there’s a technical problem early on and then we digressed so far off of their topics… and I didn’t get them back. So I will have them back on. I will say, it was fascinating to just listen to them. I hope you enjoy.   (uh… he was in the Winds of War. ha@! #dorkashian) Jeff Conaway craziness? Looks like it might have been. – this looks great! And if you come to LA…...more

  • TDF EP 42 – Maile Flanagan and Yuri Lowenthal

    Jun 03 2011

    My guests are both actors that do a LOT of really cool/dorky voice over work. @MaileFlanagan and @YuriLowenthal (on twitter). We could have talked for-ever. This was fun. I hope you enjoy!!   Notes: – Douglas Adams The Shining – commentary? (yes, Garret Brown, the creator of the steadicam, and Stanley Kubrick biographer John Baxter talk it up) (Carl) – Gimore Girls and Bridesmaids, for example (this lineup looks amazing) (random pic) Porny Naruto… look it up yerself. – Yuri S...more

  • TDF EP 41 - Michael Palascak and Mike Schmidt

    May 31 2011

    My guests are stand up comic (just did Letterman!) and comic (who has a great podcast @the40yearoldboy). It’s easily the fastest hour fifteen ever! Mike loves chaos and comics (pre 1990) and Michael gets to talk somewhere near the end (cuz I talk a lot about chaos too) about Harry Potter and it’s awesome. I push again. Enjoy!   Notes: Bowie on stock market – can’t find this. founded by Phone cam of Mike? Or Cheerleader? – btw IMO Guy not “within his rights” reads the British...more

  • TDF EP 40 – April Macie and Vargus Mason

    May 23 2011

    My guests were my traveling companions for the last couple weeks in Africa and the Middle East. was the author of this tour and then got hurt and had to fly home before the end of the tour. So we're debriefing him a bit... and, not on this episode, our other traveling companion,  kept on. Because, in the military, it's "no one left behind." In comedy, it's "sure. We’ll go on." and then, belatedly, "the show must go on." Alycia will have rebuttal time when I’m in NY or figure out to record via ...more

  • TDF EP 39 – Dork Expedition with Branwyn Bigglestone

    May 20 2011

    It’s another Dork Expedition out and about. We meet dorks in their natural habitat! works at and her mom (Janet Winter) owns . We wander.   I didn’t edit this AT ALL before going to the Middle East. My use of language in this episode is randomly inaccurate. Fantastic. I just let Pat sound fix this so it’s more meander-y than I might have let it be if I edited. I hope you enjoy it. I had a blast. At Image it’s chatty with a lot of us talking … and I have a hard time leaving and it digresses ...more

  • TDF EP 38 – Bob Calhoun and Rosie Picado

    May 02 2011

    I’m in the dining room of Convention dork and his lovely wife , who used to write a LOT of Fan Fiction… based on characters that Russell Crowe played. I love it when I pretend to know things. There was so much we didn’t get to… got to have them back!   Notes: – Henry Winkler Toronto Dome: Rogers Centre Fan Fiction – the link from Rosie is just a R.C. FF site – movie – the Russell Crowe fanfic board! I can’t find the LDS writer’s program. – and it gets creep...more

  • TDF EP 37 – Karen Kilgariff

    Apr 29 2011

    My guest today is Stand Up Comic, Musician and Writer… check out the links… It turns out she is great imaginary friends with Sandy Bullock. She’s hilarious and fascinating. I try to out talk her. She held her own, so it’s a good one.   Notes: – I love the “hot” friend who has to act dumb but is smart. – Uh… The Hills. Okay. Headshots – what I MEANT was hard copies of headshots. I have , of course. I still can’t remember the NBA player I’m thinking of who gambles. – no pictur...more

  • TDF EP 36 – Troy Conrad and Pat Francis

    Apr 26 2011

    Today I talk with and about autographs, bands, religion and serendipity. It’s a good one. I know I say that every time. This even ran long!   Notes: – VH1 – – weirdly Eric Johnson who played Flash, was on Smallville! – PS3 or Wii will also work with Netflix. – not enough scientific information in this… Scientology – I’d link it but I feel like there’d be a knock on my door. I bring up again and Jon Hamm came up again.   Troy Conrad recomm...more

  • TDF EP 35 – Tony Dimond and Mike Funt

    Apr 21 2011

    My guests today are, voice actor and cartoon dork , and local guy and VH1 talking head show dork, .  We bonded on film, the joy of diners and then… we talk about comedy. Again. And I enjoyed it.   Notes: – Bradley Whitford I said “percentage of the watchers” fantastic. English is my first Language. - where is she now? Tony Dimond’s FIRST great invention? I forgot to ask during the show and the real answer is, according to Tony is… Direct Deposit! – owned by the I...more

  • TDF EP 34 – Mary Mack and Scott Krinsky

    Apr 19 2011

    My guests are (who plays Jeff Barnes on Chuck) and my friend , standup comic and fan of mini-donkeys from Wisconsin. This is a morning edition of The Dork Forest; we’re all punchy because we’re comics, we weed off a LOT. Good times.   Notes: – I wasn’t certain this was real. My PARENTS told me about them. - found a recipe, your call. – who knows if we get back to this. – I can’t find information about herding donkeys – inventions that came true! – sadly closed! Fascinating t...more

  • TDF EP 33 - Paul Feldman and Taylor Orci

    Apr 16 2011

    Back in my living room with my guests, (Warhammer gaming dork… got to have him back to talk it up some more) and , who loves her a “nutritional mineral.”   Notes: – I knew Joss Whedon was a musician, that’s who knew. – according to THIS website. – this book is coming up again next episode. Sigh. – again I bring this book up. – Julia Child’s – wiki link… so take it with a grain. – this link is how to make yer own J -  again. Hmm. – is in the new show The Borgias...more

  • TDF EP 32 – Dork Expedition to Atlas Coffee, Seattle

    Apr 09 2011

    This is a walking dork expedition to in Seattle with Craig Holt. knew I would be fascinated. And so it came to pass. It might be loud, but it’s awesome.   Because of the guerilla nature of the taping, there is background noise and I would love your feedback. Do you like the dork expedition idea… it should be able to be done better with other equipment (Patrick had suggestions).   Notes: (Oh… if it’s good to know, I want to know it) – 1615? (SCAA not SCAJ) – and its retreat I wa...more

  • TDF EP 31 – Peter Bagge and Paul Merrill

    Apr 05 2011

    This is the second LIVE Dork Forest taped in Seattle, before a live audience. I talked with and .  Peter’s a comic book author and we find out 40 minutes in that Peter still goes to Myspace. I don’t take advantage of the topic. This episode was a learn-to-do-live-TDF.   Notes: – given to me in 1986, framed in my bathroom J Can You Imagine?– to hear clips and buy on . fan group. Rachel & Michelle, Sue Merrill & not on the show but in the band – I meant boys. – Web...more

  • TDF EP 30 – Ed Brubaker and Kermet Apio LIVE!

    Mar 31 2011

    This is the first LIVE Dork Forest. In Seattle, before a live audience, I talked with and . Ed is a multi-Eisner Award winning writer of many of the comic books I read. I dork out about HIM a bit and we talked movies and comics and politics and television. It was awesome. Kermet is a great comic (winner of the Great American Comedy Festival) and you should go watch him do it a lot.   Notes: Willow-I’m kidding. I like Willow and have issues with LOTR but, I’m kidding All crushes on drawing...more

  • TDF EP 29 – Steve Benaquist and Emily Maya Mills

    Mar 27 2011

    My guests are (loves deep breathing and all that that implies from her San Francisco upbringing) and (language and travel dork!). I talk a lot and VERY fast on this show. We bonded nicely though and it’s a fun one.   Notes: Swath - Definition and a tiny history. It seems to be agriculture related to clearing a space. – Pismo Beach – (there used to be a lot of clams, then they were “harvested” too much. Awww, I judge.) – comic, writer and . - comic – comic – outside Bangkok ...more

  • TDF EP 28 – Eric Drysdale The Man With F.E.E.E.T.

    Mar 16 2011

    writes for and I wasn’t too dorky about that. But I wanted to be. Instead I let him dork out about his freaking love of 3D and the Viewmaster and how it’s all come together for a live show that he does (here in LA March 16, 2011 downtown, details on the website). You can also just get a viewmaster and the “reels” on that website to enjoy in your own home. I learned stuff about cameras and the history of the Viewmaster. It’s a great ep.   Notes: (wiki, origin story) – Fisher Price ...more

  • TDF EP 27 – Alison Agosti and Gariana Abeyta

    Mar 12 2011

    My guests are Gariana Abeyta, projectionist at the ArcLight Cinema and the Silent Movie Theatre, (@garianaabeyta on twitter) and twitter monster Alison Agosti (@Just_Alison on twitter). This show is a little GRAPHIC. It is not Gariana’s fault. It’s Alison’s fault. And… my own. This is an admittedly weird ep. I kinda love it. Not even kinda.   BTW: THE DOORBELL RANG… at 5:35ish… you hear the doorbell ring, I say, “I never do this… I’m going to PAUSE the show” and then… I DIDN’T hit record again...more

  • TDF EP 26 – Greg Beherendt and Dave Anthony

    Mar 09 2011

    and are my guests. They are really funny comics and have their own podcast .  This is, if I may say, another great episode MOSTLY about stand up. We all, really, say TOO much. Also, this was taped March 3rd… perhaps I am the only person who didn’t know who Snooki was or is and what #winning meant… but I feel somehow stronger because of it. I was reminded how to grow brussel sprouts this week. Would tiger blood be a good fertilizer?   Greg is at , WA this weekend Dave is at Comedy Club in S...more

  • TDF EP 25 – Ogre Mage

    Mar 07 2011

    and are my guests and they are in a BAND! A dorky dorky band called . The rest of the band will be on another day – but they are all comics and sketch actors. We covered a LOT of ground. Lots o' notes.   – New D&D approved adventure RISK-, , – boardgames – website and podcast – D&D monster – Rankin/Bass' "Return of the King" – – Grr Who! – he kept saying Mel… but this is Musical DirectorFortress of Safety is not on FB but is on their fb page – Travis Randall – tiny child m...more

  • TDF EP 24 – Jen Kirkman and Karen Rontowski

    Mar 01 2011

    My guests this episode are (stand up comic and host of ) and (writer, stand up comic and regular on the Chelsea Handler show). Get this – they both love ghosts and UFO’s and Tarot cards and Karen does a real Tarot card reading. This is a great episode.   Note: For those of you who believed Mazes & Monsters, Tarot card reading is also non-threatening. Remember, everything on TDF is about choice and support. Safe space people.   I nominated my collaboration with Greg Franklin for an online ...more

  • TDF EP 23 – Jimmy Pardo

    Feb 25 2011

    My guest this episode is , host and creator of the fantastic podcast . He's such a fascinating comic that it took most of the show for me to get to the fact that he’s a Fantasy Baseball dork. Fantasy Baseball seems to be that you get a list of players and you WATCH their stats for the season. Fascinating! You will note how much I like Jimmy because I won’t let him talk. I beginning to see it as a symptom of something.   I sound like I still have some sort of head infection, don’t I? Boo. I ha...more

  • TDF EP 22 – James Urbaniak and Murray Valeriano

    Feb 18 2011

    My guests this episode are , (follow on twitter @jamesurbaniak) actor and the voice of Dr. Venture on and comedian and comedy writer (follow on twitter @murrayv). We talked the heck out of old Hollywood and acting. Animation and children’s music were lightly touched upon but the works of Charles Laughton were full on dorked out upon to the point that I’ve added some movies to my Netflix Queue.   (Ruggles of Red Gap has been added, a fitting sequel to my .   Credits: Audio leveling by Pa...more

  • TDF EP 21 – Rob Stern and Abigoliah

    Feb 16 2011

    New York comics Rob Stern (twitter @actionstern) and stop in to talk about their obsessions with Action Figures, Video Games, Dinosaurs and Yoga. And Abigoliah’s Mom let her change her name when she was about 13. How many of us can say THAT? They have a podcast called that I am going to be on at some point and, on that, they talk about stand up comedy – a LOT.   Credits: Audio leveling by Patrick Brady and the Songs are by . My Website was redone by : with is an offshoot of it and they b...more

  • TDF EP 20 – Bailee DesRocher and Joe Starr

    Feb 10 2011

    Two stand-up comics stop by and we talk it out. Dinosaurs, Pro-Wrestling, Zombies, and comics… and are very nice and super dorky.   s - iPhone game demonstration – SNES (at about 3:11) – awesome comic – dirty comic Michael May – - their friend’s web comic J is the dork thing… the other thing is … you can look that up. Also, if you know – DON’T tell me. Thank you. Those books again Alt Wrestling Snob - (We can have an Ultimate Fighter Dork on later) – a great comic...more

  • TDF EP 19 - Gold Series Guys

    Feb 02 2011

    Andrew Deutsch and David Nett are this week's guests. They've made a dorky dorky show for the internet called GOLD - an RPG web series. . We talked Dungeons and Dragons and Board Games and, in the end... found that another episode of TDF is going to be needed to talk about comic books and FONTS... the exciting world of Kerning MUST be examined! Reccomended reading from David, George RR Martin -  and listening from Andrew, The Sountrack to How to Train Your Dragon. Which I cannot find for sal...more

  • TDF EP 18 – Jeff Cesario

    Jan 27 2011

    My guest is – Emmy award winning writer, comic, actor and fellow Wisconsinite. He is a Midwestern History fan and Band/Orchestra dork.  I’m a Jeff Cesario dork. It was great.   Novel Recommended by Jeff: Series again recommended by me: Brave New Dad –  (Waylon's not in this but he's working that puppet)     Jeff Cesario’s Funny or Die show: DVD   Credits: Audio leveling by Patrick Brady and the Songs are by . My Website was redone by : with is an offshoot ...more

  • TDF EP 17 – Wendy Liebman and Judith Shelton

    Jan 24 2011

    My guests are ladies... so they talk soft like ladies... not a lot even Patrick Brady could do about it without making it all sound weird. So, it soft -and ladylike. That’s what’s up. They are both on facebook and twitter find them and follow: @WendyLiebman and @JudeTheUnsure. It's a girly episode... I hope you enjoy a lovely hour with two funny, smart lady-friend dorks. Also, I lose my card when I don't know who is...   Topics I regret not finding out more about FANCY YARN from Jude. (...more

  • TDF EP 16 – Dana Gould

    Jan 13 2011

    It’s one on one dork dialog this episode.   (follow him on twitter @danajgould ) is a great , and one of the first comics I knew who committed to what I call, at this writing, dorkiness, in his act. His material is always personal and family related but it also has always gone to his favorite films and games. His love of Science Fiction and Horror has a nice sense of depth in his act, and when you talk to him. This is a great episode. Enjoy!   show Dana and Blaine Capatch crack wise on regu...more

  • TDF Ep 15 – Doug Benson and Eddie Pepitone

    Jan 10 2011

    For the first time I think I’m out chatted. owns his dorkdom with a dignity that I truly admire and is a fascinating man in search of his muse. Together their enjoyment of the minutia of life, from twitter to game shows, defines what I really think of when I think of dorkdoms. This episode is cussy – just so you know.   Vagaries discussed (new Muppet Movie Eddie is in. And I knew Amy Adams was once I saw her picture). (A great TV show that was cancelled) (I’m sure it’s important-I can...more

  • TDF Ep 14 – Thrilling Adventure Hour

    Dec 20 2010

    twitter: and twitter: , creators of are on the show this week and, they are serious media dorks. They have lists and lists of movies and books and comic books and music in their heads. We could have kept going for another hour. And again, I’m a dork FOR the guests… so much so that we talked about LAST episode, so I’m still dorking out to Marcia Wallace.   Regarding audio: I didn't check the levels right - and Pat Brady (not Grady - there's a fascinating tale of ..zzzzz) did amazin work - so ...more

  • TDF Ep 13 – Marcia Wallace and Gary Shapiro

    Dec 15 2010

    Yeah - that - from Bob Newhart and Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons and the wacky maid on That's My Bush!  - so cool. So I dork out on her a bit until we both get excited about Mr. - comic, storyteller, musician and all around hard-working good guy.   We discuss the nature of trying that edge of comedy and how it doesn't always work - so beware, bad words are said. Know that they were attempts at comedy and sometimes, to get to art, you go through obnoxious, not funny things. You'll get over it...more

  • TDF Ep 12 – Mary Lynn Rajskub and Mike Siegel

    Dec 10 2010

    A LOT of whispering. This week’s Dork Forest has a lot of whispering. Hopefully Patrick can make it not matter in the fix. Me, and are also - ill prepared. Merry busiest season of the year. We do find out Mike is a travel dork, and we didn’t get into it ENOUGH for my tastes. He’ll be back. And Mary Lynn updated her racecar story from the last episode she was on, enjoys her dogs and some guilty pleasures in unathorized autobiography. And, there is plenty of me dorking out about many things. Enj...more

  • TDF Ep 11 - Gam3rs

    Dec 03 2010

    Episode 11   and talked a lot about games. Brian has a one-act play about World of Warcraft that you can see this weekend, and then we all recommend what board games are great gifts!   Obviously, shoppers, my website has gifts. For those who don’t have a Ranger of the Dork Forest t-shirt or either of my CD’s. Notes:  (friend of the show). More info than you ever thought you’d get. Brian's Tabletop RPG suggestion: Graphic Novel suggestion: Board game suggestion: Pauls’ board game s...more

  • TDF Ep 10 - Aparna Nancherla and Steve Young

    Nov 24 2010

    Episode 10   and talk about words and reading and writing. We find out that Steve’s true dorkdom is murder sites here in Los Angeles. I tell some more of the same stories and neither of us let Aparna talk enough. Gotta get her back on. We never get to hear about one of Steve’s favorite books   But we learn, again, that I know less than nothing about music. It’s a good one. Tune the heck in!   Credits:Intro and Outro Music by Audio leveling by ...Patrick Brady

  • TDF Ep 9 - Beatallica

    Nov 14 2010

    TDF Ep 9 – the band…   Boy do I NOT know about Heavy Metal. These guys do, though. I had the band Beatallica () in my living room. They are a Beatles/Metallica live mash up band. Live – they play all the music, the lead singer sounds JUST like the lead singer of Metallica and they have taken their dorkdom to success all over the country and in Europe. They just played LA.   They are really gifted musicians and… I used to babysit the lead singer’s little sister. So, I knew him when he was ...more

  • TDF Ep 8 - Adam Gertler and Stirling Gardner

    Oct 31 2010

    I talked with  and  about food, self improvement and more food. Adam is so specifically a food dork I forget he loves comics and graphic novels. Gotta get him back on to talk of those things. But he had a great, simple butternut squash soup recipe so I got distracted :) And I gave him a couple squash from the garden in return. Stirling took a big handful of Kale... he didn't tell me how he's going to prepare them. Adam has his current show on Food Network - Kid in a Candy Store and Will Work Fo...more

  • TDF Ep 7 - Beth Schumann and Mark Lee

    Oct 20 2010

    Episode 7     Beth Schumann is one of the managers at – a comedy club I played at last week – and she likes Shakespeare… a lot. She studied for a masters in it and it all began with…   featured (did the middle spot). MC (opening) spot was played by (who has a really nice website. These kids!)   Mark loves him some rafting. I keep trying to insist it’s because of Huck Finn. It is not. Fun was had!! Listen up!   Note about minute 12: hi… I say, by name, the three “super-fans” (a wor...more

  • TDF Ep 6 - Jimmy Dore and Matt Knudsen

    Oct 13 2010

    Today’s guests have “other” dorkdoms and we FINALLY get to it at the end of the show – but we mostly discussed how much we like standup comedy. Because what the three of us really are, are comedy dorks. So, it’s anothe