The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Mar 31, 2011 3

 

This is the first LIVE Dork Forest. In Seattle, before a live audience, I talked with Ed Brubaker and Kermet Apio . 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 drawings are that “asexual crushes” “weird warmness.” Same with my adolescent crushes on Bam Bam and Racer X.

Archies – Betty and Veronica

Groo the Wanderer
Blind Melon
Phoenix Jones – actual Seattle Superhero

Portland – I was told by a Seattle comic, David Crowe, that “Seattle has the same signs, they are just printed and laminated”

Unfamiliar Fishes – Sarah Vowell

I Claudius – I believe this is the show he speaks of J
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk – David Sedaris

Freedom -  program to turn off the internet
Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze

Robbie Benson – The Death of Richie
Red Dawn – North Korean/Chinese

Red Dawn – original plot
Red Sonya – the terrible movie!

Incognito – the MOVIE!!
Lynndie England

Truth – Black Captain America

Rawhide Kid – Gay
Darwin - XMen

Cuban Missile Crises
Three Mile Island


My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, the merch (CD/T-shirt opportunities), the donation button: www.jackiekashian.com or www.dorkforest.com.The iPhone App, Android App, and a very basic free app forthe iPhone/Android/Palm/Blackberry are available.

 

Credits:
Live show put up by
Rylee Newton and Children of the Atom

Photos by Heather Christianson
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
.
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)

 

Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

Mar 27, 2011 4

 

My guests are Emily Maya Mills (loves deep breathing and all that that implies from her San Francisco upbringing) and Steve Benaquist (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 - [Old English swæth; related to Old Norse svath smooth patch] Definition and a tiny history. It seems to be agriculture related to clearing a space.

Chumash IndiansKage Baker

Pismo Beach – Clam Capitol (there used to be a lot of clams, then they were “harvested” too much. Awww, I judge.)

David Feldman – comic, writer and podcaster.

Danny Bevins - comic

Maria Bamford – comic

Croc Farm – outside Bangkok

San Diego Wild Animal Park

Planet Earth Video

Kruger National Park

Listen… note to SELF

Transformational Breathing – this is A website, not THE website

Kenny G – 1997 record holder for circular breathing.

Again with the Rolfing. And Heller Work.

Kevin Kataoka – comic

Japanese Internment Camps in USA during WW2 – basic info

 

My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, the merch (CD/T-shirt opportunities), the donation button: www.jackiekashian.com or www.dorkforest.com.

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
.
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)

 

Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

Mar 16, 2011 3

 

Eric Drysdale writes for The Colbert Report 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 The Man With F.E.E.E.T. (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:

Parlor StereoScope

ViewMaster (wiki, origin story)

Viewmaster – Fisher Price

Tru-Vue

Canon Hackers Dev Kit

High Dynamic Range Photography

 

What Eric enjoyed recently that might interest you:

Andy Warhol Diaries

The Rise and Fall of the Bible

Charles Phoenix LA 3D collector

 

And I talk about this book I enjoy a great deal:

The Gospel According to Jesus – Stephen Mitchell

 

My show schedules, videos of my stand up, Ranger T-shirt and the donation button are all on the websites: www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com and probably the facebook fan page.

 

Do you live in Seattle? Stand Up Show tickets now available (March 28th) WITH Rylee NewtonJ!  Also… LIVE taping of TDF (March 27th, 5pm) with fun guests. Heh. Fun.

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
.
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)

 

Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

Mar 12, 2011 2

 

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 and it’s 20 minutes later when I realize. THEN... BONUS: you hear Patrick Brady with the explanation! He's GREAT. Let's all admit it.

Also, In this ep,
I prove again that I still don’t know who anyone is.

 

 Mulholland – this is “the man’s” version (or you could see Chinatown)

 

Rubber – sheriff (there’s “lieutenant”) Yeah. It does look fantastic.

Dogtooth – streaming on Netflix

Placenta Hippie eating thing – I thought about linking it … you can Google if you want cuz it’s too graphic already.
15 min of taping… I pour coffee loud, Gariana stirs too loud.
M. Night Shyamalan – is from India

Brody Stevens has control over his bodily functions. Zack Bro-mance example – watch Between Two Ferns

Xbox – Fable III

The Big Easy Soundtrack

Ned Beatty

Gift of the Magi

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Unfamiliar Fishes

Live, from a Shoebox – Alison’s old podcast that you can listen to lots!

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer

Erin Foley

Martha Kelly
Mary Jo Pehl

 

My show schedules, videos of my stand up, Ranger T-shirts, the CD page, the donation button are all on the websites: www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com and probably the facebook fan page.

 

Do you live in Seattle? Stand Up Show tickets now available (March 28th) WITH Rylee NewtonJ!  Also… LIVE taping of TDF (March 27th, 5pm).

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady (and fantastic "interlude" announcement)
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
.
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)

 

Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

Mar 9, 2011 5

Greg Beherendt and Dave Anthony are my guests. They are really funny comics and have their own podcast Walking the Room.  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 Laughs in Kirkland, WA this weekend

Dave is at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco this weekend

Do you live in Seattle? Stand Up Show tickets now available for my March 28th show w Rylee NewtonJ! 
Also… LIVE taping of
TDF (March 27th, 5pm) Ticket info Coming!

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
.
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)

 

Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

Notes:

He’s Just Not That Into You – book Greg co-wrote that “sucked him into the self-help world”

Manchester United – Dave’s fave Soccer team.

Jersey Shore

Podcuddle – the adorable thing they refer to their OWN podcast as…

John Ritter – the joke was actually *8* things I ignore…
Van Halen – the story of when Greg Met Him (yes I will have him on again to tell that story)

#winning – Yeah… I didn’t know.

Big Fan – Patton’s movie

Iron Man Invincible – Matt Fraction (I meant “an AA meeting”

Mini Indi 500 – actually called Little 500

Hi Todd! I think you’ll still listen and I love that I weeded off… but was still chatty. Sigh.

Fast Pass TV
Being Human – Dave Anthony recommended fun show!

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer (Dave and Greg lose their minds about vampires)

Mormon Underwear

Cow Palace – San Fran venue

Golden Gate Kennel Club – I WILL do a road version of TDF there next year (Stan Hansen is not real)

Maria Bamford – not the rescue bit (can’t find the right ep of THIS show – but this is a great set too!)
Irish Wolfhound – Greg doesn’t mean You (“dog people”)

LA Jobs… my favorite bit that doesn’t work.

The history of Waiting tables… Uh… I can’t find anything.
Kardashian gets paid to tweet? Charlie Sheen too?

Mind of a Felon – Dave book recommended!

The War of ArtAmerican Pastoral – Greg’s book recommendations

Reigning Monarchs – recommended music from Greg

 

My show schedules, videos of my stand up, merch page and the donation button are all on the websites: www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com and probably the facebook fan page.

Mar 7, 2011 3

 

 

Zach Ames and Tom Becker are my guests and they are in a BAND! A dorky dorky band called Ogre Mage. 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.

 

Pathfinder – New D&D approved adventure

RISK-LOTR, GODSTORM, Axis and Allies – boardgames
Comedy Film Nerds – website and podcast

Ogre Mage – D&D monster

Where there’s a whip there’s a wayRankin/Bass' "Return of the King"

Tom FranckJohn Wayne’s Drunk Commencement Speech

Owl Bear – Grr Who!

Maury Laws – he kept saying Mel… but this is Musical Director
Fortress of Safety is not on FB but
Lady of the Land is on their fb page

Rock N Roll BBQ – Travis Randall

Suzuki – tiny child music program.

Dyscalculia – self diagnosed Tom problem.

Hamline University – Tom went to college here

I feel the bands they mentioned were EARLY 70’s… but it’s all cool.

36Mafia – Atlanta Hip Hop Group

Matt Champagne – comic, actor and friend of the show

University of Wisconsin – Madison – I went to college here
Maile Flanagan - Naruto

Dana Gould - Funhouse

Dragonriders of Pern – Anne Mccaffrey – I REALLY do love these books.

Ender’s Game Series (the one I couldn't remember was The Alvin Maker Series)

Robert Aspirin – Myth … books

Nathan Bedford Forrest – Confederate General and founder of KKK

Shelby Foote – Civil War Historian

Battle of LA – WW2 “Alien” Battle in Los Angeles (btw, now a movie and game)

Lars Von Trier

Fantastic Planet – the trailer… yikes!

 

Comic Books
Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Secret Six – I think I just like
Gail Simone

Galactus and Fantastic Four
What If?

Green Lantern

Invincible

Power Chords - Image

Infinite Vacation - #1 JUST came out – you can get in on the groundfloor of this :)

Stand up comics!

Kyle Kinane

Myq Kaplan

Rylee Newton

 

PhoneAppBonus Note: Frank Lantz

 

Seattle:

LIVE taping of TDF (March 27th, 5pm) and

Stand up show (March 28th) WITH Rylee NewtonJ

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady and the Songs are by Mike Ruekberg
. My Website was redone by Vilmos : www.jackiekashian.com with www.dorkforest.com

is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links to his good work. My show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button are all there as well. Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

 

Mar 1, 2011 7

 

My guests this episode are Karen Rontowski (stand up comic and host of www.supernaturaljunkyard.com) and Jen Kirkman (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 comedy award... feel free to nominate it as well (can't hurt,right?): this cartoon if you wish at http://www.thecomedyawards.com/categories/viewers-choice/best-viral-video

 

Ghost Radar App – when I looked for this app I found this in a comment section (about something else), “I downloaded the Facebook and Visual Voicemail apps to my Droid and then uninstalled them. However, the icons are still on my phone” duh duh dum! So beware! (I’m kidding)

Ghost Hunters Survival Guide – book that Karen refers to by two different titles but this was the correct one… she says it’s great!

Pittsfield and Needham, MA

 

Air Force UFO Wired Article – I can’t find a US Congress reference - there was “a congress” but… perhaps @jenkirkman on twitter can find it J

Vegas UFO – I can’t find a reference to the Art Bell story. Grr.

Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (this is a great read. Quick, funny, smart… great book).

Rider-Waite Tarot Deck – Wiki article… take with grain o’ salt.

Power psychic Network – Karen recommends this place

Rachel Zoe – Bravo Channel – show Jen enjoys.

Nixonland – Jen Kirkman suggested book to read

Never Give In To Fear - Book that Karen recommended

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady and the Songs are by Mike Ruekberg. My Website was redone by Vilmos : www.jackiekashian.com with www.dorkforest.com is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links to his good work. My show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button are all there as well. Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

 

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