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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 27, 2011

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Feb 25, 2011

 

My guest this episode is Jimmy Pardo, host and creator of the fantastic podcast Never Not Funny. 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 had an ear infection and it’s moved to my sinuses (as my acupuncturist said - English not her first language – though MUCH better than my Cantonese, “behind your face is one piece of meat.” i.e. the infection has spread). My Ear, Nose and Throat doctor tested my hearing and I’ve lost 30% in my right ear. But he doesn’t know what to do about it. His recommendation? That I send a video to SNL to audition for them. i.e. I need a new ENT guy.

 

Topics covered:

Morning Radio: Bob & Tom, Dudley & Bob (Austin, TX), Todd and Tyler, Jim Johnson (Detroit), Dick Purtan,

Boy Scouts

Musicals: Spring Awakening, RENT, Gnomio and Juliet, Ponyo
Television and Movies: Flipper (old MOVIE) Flipper (old SHOW) Flipper (new adventures) High Society, Holiday Inn

Chromeo – MUSIC! …of a sort. The video for Hot Mess feels very 1983.

Nancy Grace – Jimmy: not political, but does have an opinion.(Website proves our point).

Jon Krakauer - Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, Under the Banner of Heaven.

Pat Benetar Autobiography

Pat Francis (Pardo’s friend and great comic)

Kathy Griffin Autobiography

Danielle Koenig – writer, comic, married to Jimmy.

Fantasy Baseball – Yeah… I have to have him back on to talk about this!!

Animated joke – my joke animated by Greg Franklin

Jelly Car 3 – full disclosure: Andy designed some of the levels of this game!

Brody Stevens – baseball dork, actor and really funny comic.

Jimmy’s website and links to his schedule and merch at the top of the page

 

I like that we think we’re done at 59min and then… we go for another 9 minutes… Because I like Jimmy Pardo. I hope you do too.

 

 

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

Feb 18, 2011

 

My guests this episode are James Urbaniak, (follow on twitter @jamesurbaniak) actor and the voice of Dr. Venture on The Venture Bros. and Murray Valeriano 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.

 

Charles Laughton (Ruggles of Red Gap has been added, a fitting sequel to my OTHER Laughton experience.

 

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

Feb 16, 2011

 

New York comics Rob Stern (twitter @actionstern) and Abigoliah 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 Pass the Carrots 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 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. Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening and take care out there! Jackie

Feb 10, 2011

Two stand-up comics stop by and we talk it out. Dinosaurs, Pro-Wrestling, Zombies, and comics… Bailee DesRocher and Joe Starr are very nice and super dorky.

 

Dove Dark Promises

Legendary Wars - iPhone game demonstration

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja – SNES

Final Fantasy Legend Joke (at about 3:11)

Darlene Westgor

www.harkavagrant.com – awesome comic

www.oglaf.com – dirty comic

Catholic Indulgence

Michael May – Eros Inc - their friend’s web comic J

Quail

Filking is the dork thing… the other thing is … you can look that up. Also, if you know – DON’T tell me. Thank you.

Those Civil War books again

Alt Wrestling Snob - Chikara

(We can have an Ultimate Fighter Dork on later)

Locke & Key – a great comic book written by Stephen King’s son. Who hates being referred to as “Stephen King’s son.”

Animation AwardsPendleton Ward’s “Adventure Time”

Ron Jeremy’s Book (Joe Starr’s last read?)

Dirty Laundry (a book of short stories that one of my stories is in – I read it on the audio version).

 

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 and show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button.

 

Thanks for listening and take care out there! Jackie

Feb 2, 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. http://www.goblinsandgold.com/csp/gold/.

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 - Game of Thrones and listening from Andrew, The Sountrack to How to Train Your Dragon. Which I cannot find for sale. Awww.... ask Andrew on Twitter (@rollandglass) and then for fun... @davidnett is on twitter too! Fun! I'm in Minneapolis this week at ACME Comedy Company Downtown if you're around. Come say hi.

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 and show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button.

 

Thanks for listening out there, take care out there! Jackie

Jan 27, 2011

My guest is Jeff Cesario – 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.

 

Summerfest

George Carlin at Summerfest

Kenosha Public School Music Program

What You don’t know about Kenosha

Steve Houghton

History of the Draft

Novel Recommended by Jeff: Schrodinger’s Ball

Series again recommended by me: Kage Baker

Dennis Miller

Real People

Brave New Dad – old description

Waylon Flowers and Madam (Waylon's not in this but he's working that puppet)

Router Tool

 

 

Jeff Cesario’s Funny or Die show: Dick Rossi

You Can Get A Hooker Tomorrow Night DVD

 

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 and show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button.

 

I’m in Minneapolis the first week of February – check the calendar for deets. Take care out there!

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 intelligentsia card when I don't know who Susan Sontag is...

 

Topics

I regret not finding out more about FANCY YARN from Jude.

Wendy Liebman one liner examples

Berlin – The Metro (well, now I know the song)
High Spirits

Castle Waiting (adorable!)

Earth 2

Meltdown

Patton Oswalt – The Goon (go read Eric Powell for sure though)

Hah! Oprah! What a crazy girl show! Let’s do this!

The Pleasure Chest

Spencer Pratt – The Hills

Defending Your Life

Ricky Gervais – and we don’t end up talking about it

Matisyahuworld (I knew who HE was ;)

Previous Lives… I like that it took an hour to get to this… because it's crazy.
Defiance

Joseph A. Altsheler

My Life in France

Natalie Goldberg

Anne Lamott

Sarah Vowell

 

Correction: UM… it was NOT the NY Subway it was the train. The train. And now I can’t find a link for which train. Sigh. I've been saying subway for months. It was a train.

 

More Kashian on the web: Podcasts: Shakeytown, Danny Bevins (ep 2), Geek Show (be up soon)

Standup out and about - first week of FEB: ACME Comedy Company Minneapolis, MN (details on my calendar www.jackiekashian.com )

 

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 and show schedules, videos of my stand up and a donation button. Knock yourselves out.

Jan 13, 2011

 

It’s one on one dork dialog this episode. Dana Gould  (follow him on twitter @danajgould ) is a great comic, actor and writer 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!

 

Lucha Va Voom – show Dana and Blaine Capatch crack wise on regularly.

Communion: A True Story – Whitley Strieber

Planet of the Apes Statues - Lawgiver, Ceasar (from Battle For The Planet of the Apes)

 

Dana Gould recommended watching and reading:

Sherlock – BBC One – I can’t find it on BBC America
Jekyll – BBC One by the same guy, also not currently airing… but DVDs abound from Netflix in both cases.

HBO Upcoming, he recommends: Game of Thrones

 

And… when I pressed him for old Dracula movies:

The Night Stalker Pilot – 1972

Dark Shadows

Horror of Dracula

Brides of Dracula

 

Magazine
Famous Monsters of Filmland

 

It’s a new year – feel free to donate if you haven’t. And… take care of each other out there. For crying out loud. Jackie

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg
 !

My Website is www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links and show schedules, videos of my stand up and a donation button. Knock yourselves out.  

Jan 10, 2011

 

For the first time I think I’m out chatted. Doug Benson owns his dorkdom with a dignity that I truly admire and Eddie Pepitone 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

The Muppets (new Muppet Movie Eddie is in. And I knew Amy Adams was once I saw her picture).

Veronica Mars (A great TV show that was cancelled)

Nielsen Ratings (I’m sure it’s important-I can’t figure an average. Mostly b/c I can’t care).

Jean Doumanian (SNL and Woody Allen producer)

Pema Chodron (Tibetan Buddhism Teacher)

Money Drop (Kevin Pollack Hosted new game show)

Murray Head - Chess (One Night in Bangkok)

Noises Within (theater in Glendale)

Dick Cavett interviews Janis Joplin (I love what she says after 5:00)

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Netflix Streaming)

Paul Newman – Robert Redford (4th paragraph on this link has the car crushing story)

 

Books recommended

 

Eddie

Death of the Liberal Class – Chris Hedges

Hollywood Writers from 1950-1985 (find Eddie on twitter and ask him which of a million versions of this title)

 

Doug

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: a Book by Patton Oswalt

Jackie

Talk Show – Dick Cavett

Fool On The Hill – Matt Ruff

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg
 

My Website is www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links and show schedules, videos of my stand up and a donation button. Knock yourselves out.

Dec 20, 2010

Ben Blacker twitter: @BenBlacker and Ben Acker twitter: @BNACKER, creators of The Thrilling Adventure Hour 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 hopefully all things can be heard. 

 

Here is the longest list of notes/links to the many things we touched on:

 

Marc Maron WTF Podcast – I’m actually ON a current episode.

 

Comics

Ultimate Spider Man – Bendis arc…

Ultimate Marvel Universe – (I mentioned they loved Ultimates and Andy handed me 40 comics to read)

Top Ten

Busiek

Irredeemable – Mark Waid

 

Ben Blacker’s Top Three Movie Comedies

Tootsie

Some Like It Hot (not on Ben Acker’s List)

His Girl Friday

 

Favorite Christmas Movies

Gremlins

Die Hard

 

More Media from Ben Blacker

Decemberist's Valerie Plame

 

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Fave podcast besides Marc Maron’s - RadioLab

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Truth – did the art, but great

 

Fiction

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Robert Parker - Western
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I can’t find the Model Airplane Dork Forest EP from the blogtalk archives… dang… can’t find it. If YOU find it – email me: Jackie@jackiekashian.com

 

And in the last five minutes we start a NEW topic that needs to last a half hour – I will have them back! They are great!

 

If you can’t find something to read, watch or stare at after this list (which is not complete), I’m exhausted and can’t help you. You are loved and thanks for listening… Happy New Year!

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg
 

Dec 15, 2010

Yeah - that Marcia Wallace - 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. Gary Shapiro - 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.

 

NOTES:
Wallis Simpson (the reason King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in the 1930's) came up because we were going to discuss The King's Speech - which Marcia really liked but we didn't get into it.

Leon Russell (well, I looked him up and I know NOW - but this link is Wiki, I'll get a second source for my "paper") did "A Song For You" and he's incredible. I think I'll buy an album. See? I can be taught.

Deximil - "greenies" and the link is NO ONE I KNOW but an incredible dialog about taking this drug. Good grief.

Ghost Lake - Trailer. heh... found it.

Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way - autobiography by Marcia Wallace.

The Green Room with Paul Provenza - the show on Showtime that Gary is on and here is the book that his monthly show is based on: Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians - follow him on twitter to get dates when he's doing sets. Because he's great. 

Vampire Mob - Marcia Wallace plays the mother-in-law in this Soprano/Vampire spoof web series. Watch it! 

Justin Bieber - Baby - the chorus is quite painful.

 

Have a great week folks - more dorkdom coming,

 

xo, Jackie

 

iPhone and Android apps for sale and a free app (without extra content is available for iPhone, Android, Palm and Blackberry from Sticher - links on my website.

My website just got redone by Vilmos at Branyik Consulting if you're looking for good work to be done for you.
And the websites are: www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com (that Donation button is there if you'd like to help out or you could buy some merch and get stuff and support the show. You are swell in ANY case).

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by
Mike Ruekberg
 

DorkDorkDork by Mike Upchurch

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, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Mike Siegel 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. Enjoy.

 

Blackberry inventor - Mike Lazaridis

Russell Brand – My Booky Wook

Linda Barry - Cruddy

Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers: The Story of Success

Gloom, the card game

Janis Joplin interview – I’m sure there’s a better version – minute 6:50 to 7:50

Funny or Die video Mary Lynn did which may or may not be safe for work.

 

Credits:

Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg 

Dec 3, 2010

Episode 11

 

Paul Jay and Brian Bielawski 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. http://jackiekashian.com/Merch.html

Notes:
About LARPing from Aaron Vanek (friend of the show). More info than you ever thought you’d get.
Ishmael – Daniel Quinn

Brian's Tabletop RPG suggestion: Outbreak Undead
Graphic Novel suggestion: The Red Star
Board game suggestion: Dominion
Pauls’ board game suggestion: Creationary
Jackie's board game suggestions: Pandemic, Smallworld

Happy Merry and be good to each other out there.

Credits:
Intro and Outro Music by Mike Ruekberg
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady

Nov 24, 2010

Episode 10

 

Steve Young and Aparna Nancherla 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 The Mother Tongue.  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 Mike Ruekberg

Audio leveling by ...Patrick Brady

Nov 14, 2010

TDF Ep 9 – the band… Beatallica

 

Boy do I NOT know about Heavy Metal. These guys do, though. I had the band Beatallica (www.beatallica.org) 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 just a foot soldier in the Kiss Army. They are all from Milwaukee, as am I, and we digress on that for a while.

 

I try to keep up and, as usual, when the dorkdom is music, it’s best when I just leave them to it. I learned a lot. I hope you do too.

 

Check out their website, their live shows are amazing and I will check out their suggestions. These ones fascinated me: Drain STH, The Sword, Blind Gaurdian, Voivad. And we created a suggested starter short playlist: Körgull the Exterminator by Voivod, Reign in Blood by Slayer, The Prisoner by Iron Maiden, and Warp Riders by The Sword.

The iPhone App  has extra content if you have that app. Thanks so much for the new donations I received this week!

I’m at the Comedy Attic in Bloomington, Indiana this week. Come on down if you live near there. And on Bob and Tom on Thursday - check the tour page on my website for specifics.

 

Take care out there. Jackie - If you wanna see a sample of my comedy... this is fun.

Credits: as per usual… thanks to Mike Ruekberg , who did the intro and outro music and Patrick Brady, friend of comedy, who fixes the audio.

 

Oct 31, 2010

I talked with Adam Gertler and Stirling Gardner 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 For Food is in rerunning rotation.

Stirling has had a wide and varied obsessive life and it took me most of the show to pinpoint that he loves him some self help body and mind work. We spoke of the spoon treatment to his back - Gua Sha - and he sent me a picture of his back but it looks pretty bad... why don't you just Google it. Adam and I were disturbed. YET... intrigued. That's what LA will do to you. And the Dork Forest... you end up intrigued about "body treatments."

Then it was CRAZY... Stirling worked on some Tony Robbins seminars and how you can use your powers for good or evil. I got creeped out and made Adam tell me about the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup factory.

The iPhone App finally has extra content. Me telling Andy about the show, essentially and me trying to explain the difference and sameness of the Beer Koozie, Beer Cozy, Cozies, Cozie and Coozy. Tell me how you like it if you have the app!

Thanks for tuning in! I'm in Minnesota this week and Indiana next week - check the tour page on my website for specifics. Take care out there. Jackie

Oct 20, 2010

Episode 7

 

 

Beth Schumann is one of the managers at Rooster T. Feathers – 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… Gillian’s Island!

 

Mark Lee featured (did the middle spot). MC (opening) spot was played by Mr. Red Scott (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 word that I'm sure is not real) and I edited their full names out of the podcast with my shitty shitty editing skills. I thought they didn't need their full names revealed. I thanked them a lot of course.

 

For the record, three people donated over $100, four donated $20-25, and one donated $50. It paid for the equipment – but not the website. SO… if you wanna donate – I need about $200/yr for website. And. Sure. If you donate $100 I’ll send a Ranger T-shirt and both CDs as a “gift.” That you paid for, as well as paying for/towards the podcast. Hit the donate button and write me a note and I’ll ask you want you want - in any case, you are loved and thanks.

jkNotes in no particular order:

Matches were invented.

Michigan hand map.

Wisconsin hand map.

Fuzzy Wuzzy might have been based on Kipling – third poem down – but LOOSELY.

Beth’s favorite  Shakespeare’s Sonnet #130, because, as she says, “which I like to call 'you may be ugly but I love you anyway'”

 

There IS an iPhone APP that you buy and gets you all the shows and, soon, EXTRA content.(like andy’s suggestion that you read/see Hamlet BEFORE you see R&G are Dead). If you have a Droid/Palm/Blackberry – you can get the latest ep at Stitcher.

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 another great show about how much we love standup comedy. J 

 

Matt Knudsen and Jimmy Dore on movies, motivational speakers, the entertainment industry, stand up comedy and, eventually… politics (Jimmy Dore’s true dorkdom).

 

Jimmy Dore – links to his two podcasts, his facebook/twitter/comedy schedule and all of it on his website and Matt Knudsen has a new CD; “The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen” is available on iTunes and Amazon.

 

Notes:

1. Eric Stoltz was cast in Back to the Future

2. Seinfeld started in 1990

3. Pat McCurdy – Chicago musician - http://www.patmccurdy.com/

4. I actually did want to be a Park Ranger in high school. I guess I’ve embarrassed myself with aspirations from childhood. I don’t even know how to camp.

5. Eric Douglas heckled in London

6. Bill Maher’s fiction about standup: True Story (I’m still not reading it)

7. Jimmy’s thrill of Matt’s regular gig at the Playboy Mansion

8. Del Close - http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/schedule/

 

Sound note: I don't think the sound taped through the board, it came right out of the ZOOM. Live and learn. Also, I'm building character: Listening to my own podcast is ... a learning experience. I think that Chicago comics like Jimmy Dore bring my Wisconsin/Chicago accent back with a vengence.

 

It ends and then it doesn’t… much like leaving a party. Keeping with the immediacies of being in the room of a podcast: there is a lot of chewing going and my phone rang twice during the show and I weeded off for more coffee. It felt wrong to edit it out. So, feel free to email me if you’d like more of something. Take care out there, Jackie

Credits:
Mike Ruekberg  did the intro and outro music (that Mexican Hat Dance just makes me happy to listen to, so I'm closing the show with it for now).

Patrick Brady, friend of comedy and TDF knows how to use audio software and fixed the audio. I'm hoping to learn how to do it myself, but he said he LIKES doing it. So thank you and FUN!

Oct 8, 2010

Paul F. Tompkins is a great stand up comic and actor and OBVIOUS accessory dork. As long as I've known him, he has always been a snappy dresser. I thought his wife was a "magic dork" but we will find out - because, Paul's wife, an actress and lovely human being herself, Janie Haddad (Tompkins for family purposes) has a love of the unknown perk. A perk you didn't know was there... hence her love of LA's Magic Castle and other restaurants and bars and venues that are little known gems out in the world. We talk of these things... and fashion. It's a good one - enjoy.

Credits:
Mike Ruekberg  did the intro and outro music (that Mexican Hat Dance just makes me happy to listen to, so I'm closing the show with it for now).

Patrick Brady, friend of comedy and TDF knows how to use audio software and fixed the audio. I'm hoping to learn how to do it myself, but he said he LIKES doing it. So thank you and FUN!

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