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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Feb 11, 2014 0

Robert Hack @robert_Hack is an artist http://roberthack.deviantart.com and http://roberthackstudios.com/ 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 http://firebirdjim.com and he's written an e-book that you can read on MANY different devices. It's available here: http://www.amazon.com/Firebird-Jim-Jeff-Fullmer-ebook/dp/B00GZQBA6Q. I read it. I liked it. If you like high school with aliens and James Dean... get it! 99c!

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network I'm on and there's a lot of great podcasts there if you're looking.

NOTES:
Robert Hack's worked on Afterlife with Archie
Ray Cusik www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21563344
http://www.doctorwhomagazine.com/
the Lodger episode
Douglas Adams - Tom Baker season
Sexton Blake
Planet of the Daleks - on Skaro with the Thalls
Web of Fear
Robot Yeti - image google that. too great.
Blink
Jonathon Creek
Eric Roberts
British Television Games - QJ, Mastermind
Spire Comics (google Image)
Al Hartle

To Read
Wiped by Richard Molesworth
The Way Station - http://waystationbk.blogspot.com/

GAME
Qwirkle

DONATE folks - I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com You can donate directly, get t-shirts and CDs, and order from our Amazon Banner. Also, full schedule for live TDF and stand up shows. Thanks for tuning in folks.

CREDITS:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
Music is by Mike Ruekberg
Website design by Vilmos
Apps are available with the bonus content. Iphone or Android
Bonus content on tdf.libsyn.com or on the apps.

Feb 4, 2014 0

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) http://firebirdjim.com and you can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Firebird-Jim-Jeff-Fullmer-ebook/dp/B00GZQBA6Q. It's episodic and I'm looking forward to the next one! GET IT FOR YOUR KINDLE-like device!

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network The Dork Forest is part of and there's plenty of great other podcasts to listen to, including Al Madrigal's and Bill Burr's.

DONATE folks... even though this month has a sponsor ... it would be great if you're liking the show, you donated. If you're broke just pass on the word! And thanks for any and all of it. You can also get t-shirts, CDs and order (Jeff Fullmer's book as well as other things) by using the Amazon Banner at www.jackiekashian.com. My full schedule of standup and LIVE TDF's are there as well.

NOTES:
The Heat - Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy movie
Keith and the Girl Podcast
Blood Simple
LadyKillers
A Serious Man
Bubbler  - water fountain in some parts of the US
SetListShow.Com
World's End Review on ComedyFilmNerds.com
Millers' Crossing
Midnight Run - Di Niro and Grodin
Inside Llewelyn Davis
Jim Tews .com
The Big Lebowski
Min 38 Spoiler - No Country for Old Men
atasteofhistory.org
Anarchic Socialist
Rory Scovell
Pete Holmes
Erin Foley
NickVatterott.com

Books to read
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Havana Nocturne by TJ English
Firebird Jim by Jeff Fullmer

Game
Friday - Rio Grande Games

Phone Bonus NOTE:
Billy Bob Thornton - Coen Brothers Movie - The Man Who Wasn't There

CREDITS:
Audio Leveling by Patrick Brady
Music is by Mike Ruekberg
Website design and hosting by Vilmos

Apps available with bonus content for iPhone or Android (also, for free on tdf.libsyn.com)

Jan 28, 2014 0

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 http://preview.tinyurl.com/PunchingTomHanks 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 thinking about joining Audible go here www.audiblepodcast.com/dorkforest and do it NOW. I have an audible account. It's how I listened to all of Sarah Vowell's books. Cuz they're funny but VERY smarty magoo. So, hearing the facts, told by her with timing was even better than reading it.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network TDF is with and they have a lot of great podcasts and things happening over there. Check them OUT.

Because there's a sponsor doesn't mean that you can't DONATE ... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com and www.jackiekashian.com have everything going on. Donation button, Merch page links, Calendar for LIVE TDF (this weekend in San Fran) and standup shows. There's also an Amazon Banner that you can use as a portal to Amazon and I get a kickback. Think about it.

NOTES:
Punching Tom Hanks by Kevin Seccia
How to Beat Up Anything - his original blog that they turned into the book
Chris Bliss juggling - youtube it.
Jesse Schell - TDF EP 113 with Andy
Punch Out Classic was the upright game I played
Ernie Roaches Wild Card Boxing Gym in LA
Ernesto Zavala - boxer
Bellatour
World Series of Fighting
The Pride (Japanese pridefc.com)
UFC 1
Roy Jones Jr - Kevin's favorite boxer (1990s)
Joe Louis - the brown bomber
My Favorite Year - my favorite movie with a boxer character in it.
Manny Pacquiao - boxer
Method Man & Redman - hip hop between me caring about hip hop
The Batman -
http://www.howtobeatupanything.com/home/2008/10/how-to-beat-up.html


Roy Wood Jr. - great comic and NOT a boxer
Gennady Golovkin - boxer from Kazakhstan
Dax Jordan - Portland comic with "keep it weird" joke
Executive Suite - weird movie my brother Russ likes
Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward - famous fights
The Main Event - Barbara Streisand movie about boxing
Ronda Rousey - MMA fighter
Sara Mcmann - the OTHER judo trained MMA fighter
iPad screenshot - hold button and power button to capture screen.

CREDITS
Audio Leveling and Dork Forest YOUTUBE teasers by Patrick Brady
Music by Mike Ruekberg
Website by Vilmos

Apps and bonus content (for free wo the app) on tdf.libsyn.com for some reason.

Jan 21, 2014 0

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 it's a lot of time... you should donate if you can. If you can't... talk it up to others. Pimp this dorky goodness. www.dorkforest.com and www.jackiekashian.com both have donation buttons. There's also an Amazon banner at www.jackiekashian.com to order from them and I get a kickback. You can order TDF shirts and CD's there as well as check my standup schedule.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network and comedy building empire that TDF is a part of .. check it out over there for more fun pods and vids and comedy.

CREDITS:
Audio and YouTube teaser clips fixed and made possible by Patrick Brady @patrickbrady
Web design by Vilmos @vilmosthecomic
Theme song composed and sang (Mexican hat dance too) by Mike Ruekberg www.mikeruekberg.com

STANDUP:
Various cool LA shows... check schedule
Sketchfest SF Jan 30-Feb2
Palm Springs Feb 7-8
Burbank Flappers Feb 21-22

Thanks guys, take care. jackie

Jan 14, 2014 0

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 month. It just gives me cash to pay for the extraneous cost of doing the show and it REALLY makes me feel like you value the show and find it worthwile. So there's that.

If you want to order TDF merch (T-shirts, CDs, Hoodies) do it where my standup schedule and links to all things are found, www.jackiekashian.com. There is also an AMAZON banner (white) on the front page that, if you go to amazon through that portal, order your stuff, I get a kickback. No additional cost to you. Very supportive.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network that I'm with and there's a lot of grea pods over there if you're looking for more goodness.

NOTES:
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
Lynda Barry wrote One Hundred Demons
Allen Ginsberg wrote "Howl" and other poems
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Kilgore Trout was in 7 books
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (movie 2005)
Paycheck with Ben Affleck (movie 2003)
I don't know what syndrome I was talking about. can't find it.
Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Firebombing of Dresden
Why We Fight series directed by Frank Capra
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra by CS Lewis
Tangled  - Rapunzel not Rumplestiltskin
www.fanfiction.net
Comepetitive Erotic Fan Fiction - I did ep #15
Saga/Y the Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn
Robert Heinlein
Fritz Leiber wrote Fafhrd and Grey Mouser Collection
George Saunders wrote "Tenth of November"
Lois McMaster Bujold writes both space opera and fantasy
Anne McCaffrey wrote the Dragonrider Series
Iain Banks wrote Player of Games
Irredeemable/Incorruptible by Mark Waid from Boom! comics
Chronicle (movie 2012)

CREDITS
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and complies the teaser videos on youtube
Vimos fixes my website and has his own podcasts, including The Green Room

Bonus track (on apps for iPhone/Android) and also, free, for some reason, at tdf.libsyn.com. It's Andy and I discussing the show for a minute.

Jan 7, 2014 0

Corey Olsen (@TolkienProf) teaches in the English Department at Washington College (in Maryland). He has a podcast as The Tolkien Professor https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-tolkien-professor/id320513707?mt=2 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 know that the intro and ads are still from December... so, sure, STILL go to www.geekiana.com and buy geeky cool stuff. For it IS really great. Go ahead and don't donate this week to TDF, donate to the food bank of your choice instead. Turns out people are still hungry and http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx will still help you find your local foodbank.

All Things Comedy is the Podcast network I'm in and they're great. Check it out. www.allthingscomedy.com

NOTES:
The Tolkien Professor - his podcast, his history and a picture of him in marching band

http://www.tolkienprofessor.com/wp/about

MYTHGARD Institute! http://www.mythgard.org/

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sang the intro song!
Patrick Brady fixes the Audio!
Vilmos works on the website!


Dec 31, 2013 0

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 www.geekiana.com 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 code http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx

Not in the US? Google food bank and yer town. I believe in you.

You can always order from www.jackiekashian.com T-shirts, CDs, Hoodies. You can always support the show by USING the Amazon banner on www.jackiekashian.com and ordering like normal. Doesn't cost you anything, I get a kickback.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the powerful comedy network that The Dork Forest is a part of. It's cool. You should go check them out. Cuz there's lots of great podcasts happening over there.

NOTES:

http://www.gregasdourian.com/ Just so you know.

CREDITS:

Mike Ruekberg. Singer. Composer. Hero. http://mikeruekberg.com/
Patrick Brady. Filmmaker. Audio Giant. Protagonist.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDorkForest
Vilmos. Webdesigner. Fiddler of code. Diamond in the Rough.

Dec 24, 2013 0

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. LISTEN UP. ORDER UP.

This month, it's still December! DONATE to your local food bank instead of TDF. Finde them in the US at http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx

If you want to order stuff (t-shirts, CDs, Hoodies) go to www.jackiekashian.com and do that. There's also an AMAZON banner there (white) on the front page. Click through when you order from Amazon, no additional cost to you, I get a kickback. Thanks for that help.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network The Dork Forest is a part of where plenty of other podcasts there if you're looking for them. And you should check it out.

NOTES:

http://zoofab.com/ Ben's Company
http://www.sfzoo.org/ San Francisco Zoo

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the teaser clips on www.youtube.com/thedorkforest
Vilmos fixes my website www.jackiekashian.com and has his own pods, including The Green Room.

Bonus track (on iPhone/Android apps) and at tdf.libsyn.com for free, for some reason.

Dec 17, 2013 0

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! LISTEN UP! ORDER UP! Get 20% off with checkout code, "Ranger." Yeah... a deal.

This month I do not ask you to donate to TDF... INSTEAD, find your LOCAL Food Bank and donate to THEM. In the US? Go here: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx and search by your zip. Out of the US? I believe in your school systems... you can find them!

You can probably still order this week and get stuff by Christmas if you're in the US. Tshirts, Zip Hoodies, CDs at www.jackiekashian.com. Also, PLEASE use the AMAZON banner on my website to order from them. Costs you nothing, I get a kickback.

Right after Christmas I'm recording my NEW Hour Special in Minneapolis at ACME. Come to the taping! Dec 26, 27, 28th... www.acmecomedycompany.com

NOTES:
Chris Hardwick and Matt Mira Podcast - www.nerdist.com
Baltimore, VOL 1 - www.amazon.com/Baltimore-Volume-The-PLague-Ships/dp/1595826734
Jaws - Richard Kiel
Never Say Never Again - Kevin McClory
James Bonding - Matt Gourley and Matt Mira's other podcast - www.nerdist.com/podcast/james-bonding/
Scott Conant - www.scottconant.com
Tyler's Ultimate - Old Food Network show

Flipper 1963 - TRAILER so you KNOW WHAT I WANT! www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/338245/Flipper-Movie-Clip-My-Life-On-The-Sea.html

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the teaser clips on www.youtube.com/thedorkforest
Vilmos fixes my website www.jackiekashian.com and has his own podcasts... including THE GREEN ROOM.
www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network that TDF is a proud part of.

Bonus track on the iPhone/Android apps and, free, just there, for some reason, at tdf.libsyn.com. Andy Goes off on Baccarat. heh.

Dec 10, 2013 1

Leann Olsen (http://www.geekiana.com/) won the Laffster (https://beta.laffster.com/) 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 the tshirt designing, British television loving world of on twitter. Enjoy this until then.

 

This month DO NOT DONATE to the show. INSTEAD, Find you LOCAL Food Bank and donate to THEM. http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx can help you find it. If you want to ORDER merch (tshirts, CDs, Hoodies) from me and the show for the holidays… go for it at www.jackiekashian.com  There’s an AMAZON banner (white) on the front page too… if you want to use that, I get a kickback. No additional cost to you. And that’s where I’m keeping my schedule for standup and live TDF.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network The Dork Forest is a part of. Plenty of other podcasts there if you're looking for them.

NOTES:
Miro Inverted Personages http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1S70FY9982

Con-Vergence http://www.convergence-con.org/

Watership Downton Abbey: http://www.etsy.com/listing/163814268/womens-xl-watership-downton-abbey-tee

Georgette Heyer:
http://www.amazon.com/Georgette-Heyer/e/B000AQ1Q70
Nicholas Blake: Daniel Dad Lewis.  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=nicholas+blake&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Anicholas+blake

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg
composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the teaser clips on
www.youtube.com/thedorkforest 
Vilmos fixes my website www.jackiekashian.com and has his own pods, including The Green Room Bonus track (on iPhone/Android apps) and at tdf.libsyn.com for free, for some reason.

Dec 3, 2013 0

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 in the US.

If you want to ORDER stuff (T-shirts, CDs or Hoodies - I have, in stock, one of each size of the hoodies and everything in Dork Forest shirts and Ranger Shirts).

If you are ordering from AMAZON this month - and, really, who isn't? Use the Amazon banner on www.jackiekashian.com (white, right above my Conan set) and it'll take you to Amazon and TDF will get a kickback, no additional cost to you.

NOTES:

Brandi's Pod - www.blaxploitationpodcast.com
Brandi's Blog - www.houseofprocrastination.org
Brandi's Fringe SCOTUS show: www.fringefestival.org/2011/show/?id=1512
More info on SCOTUS: www.supremecourthistory.org
Judge John Robert's sports analogies:
http://sports-law.blogspot.com/2005/09/evaluating-judge-john-roberts-analogy.html
Robert Bork Supreme Court Hearings (close! 1987!): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bork_Supreme_Court_nomination

Judge Sotomayer on Sesame Street: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHICz5MYxNQ
Brandi's Heathcliff Blog: www.orangecatantics.wordpress.com/

To READ:
The Nine by Jeffry Toobin

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the teaser clips on www.youtube.com/thedorkforest
Vilmos fixes my website www.jackiekashian.com
www.allthingscomedy.com hosts the show on their podcast network.

BONUS CONTENT: available on the apps (IOS and Android) and on www.tdf.libsyn.com

Nov 26, 2013 0

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/foodbank-results.aspx will help you in the US... or just google it and your town. There WILL be one. I, sadly, promise.

If you want to ORDER MERCH for the holidays... I got some hoodies in and I have the shirts and CDs and all that at www.jackiekashian.com  - That's also got the contact info, standup schedule and all that.

There is, too, an AMAZON banner (white) on the front page too... use that to order from Amazon, which we all do, and I get a kickback. Very exciting. No additional cost to you.

CREDITS:

Mike Ruekberg composed and sings the theme song (with Sarah Cohen)
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and puts the Teaser clips together.
Vilmos fixes the website and has his own podcast, The Green Room.

Notes:
http://rhiannonarcher.com/

and... can i put pictures? let's see... LION taxidermy.



Nov 22, 2013 0

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 something offa the site for the holidays... sure! If you want to use the AMAZON banner on www.jackiekashian.com and click on that to get to Amazon (I get a kickback, no additional cost to you) ... go for it.

www.allthingscomedy.com continues to grow more podcasts and will start putting out original content soon. Go there!!

NOTES:

Demur - NOT Demure. Sigh. a couple times I say it wrong, don't do it right. Sigh. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demur
Meyer Lansky - Mob Money Guy - wikipedia the guy. He's fascinating.
Google YouTube "fight traffic court" and get ready to watch a million vids.

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the teaser clips on www.youtube.com/thedorkforest
Vilmos fixes my website www.jackiekashian.com and has his own pods, including The Green Room

Bonus track (on iPhone/Android apps) and at tdf.libsyn.com for free, for some reason with Andy IS GREAT this ep. they're all great. this one is extra great.

Nov 19, 2013 0

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. It's great. 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 if you're in the US. If you're overseas... google it. I believe in you.


If, however, you want to order something for the holidays to support the show... that can totally happen at www.jackiekashian.com (tshirt, CDs, Hoodies). And if you're ordering from Amazon, USE THE "Support the Show" Amazon Banner on www.jackiekashian.com. No additional cost to you. I get a kickback. My regular website is, too, where my standup schedule is updated.


www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network TDF is a part of. They are also going to start producing original content and it's gonna be cool. So check that out!

NOTES:
Sci-Fi Classics: www.amazon.com/Sci-Fi-Classics-50-Movie-Pack/dp/B0001HAGU6/
Abbott and Costello, The Gathering, The Prestige, Pirates of the Caribbean, Evil Dead 2&3, American Werewolf in London, The Exocist, The Omen, The Human Centipede (2010) huh, Lizz Winstead http://lizzwinstead.com, Rosemary's Baby, Halloween, Psycho, 1972 Nightstalker, The Thing


CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the Teaser clips at www.youtube.com/thedorkforest
Vilmos fixes my website and has his own podcasts, like THE GREEN ROOM

Nov 12, 2013 0

Jane Edith Wilson (twitter @JaneEdithWilson) is a great actress and a good person. She's in http://janeanefromdesmoines.com/ 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 http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx 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 Forest t-shirts, Jackie Kashian CD's, the TDF Hoodie is going to be ordered before the holidays. http://www.jackiekashian.com/store.php You can ALSO, no charge, help the show by ordering your Amazon order by using the Amazon banner on www.jackiekashian.com. My schedule is also over there too. Live it up.

NOTES:
Check out Jane's work and upcoming projects at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0933560/

CREDITS:
Audio levelling and Teaser video compiling by Patrick Brady
Music by Mike Ruekberg
Website design by Vilmos
Apps are available, with Bonus content for iPhone and Android on http://tdf.libsyn.com


Nov 5, 2013 2

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: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx to find a foodbank.

CREDITS:
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and puts the teaser vids up.
Mike Ruekberg composed the opening song, sings it and the closing song.
Vilmos fixes the website.

There's bonus audio track on the iphone and android app... OR... for free on
http://tdf.libsyn.com/. The great podcast network www.Allthingscomedy.com is just that. Check it out.

Take care of each other out there.


Oct 29, 2013 0

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 stores in LA, one in Sherman Oaks and One in Northridge. Go in, tell them yer a Ranger and get 10% off for listening to TDF.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network TDF is a part of. Plenty of other pods over there... check them out!

CREDITS:
Patrick Brady fixes the Audio and puts the Teaser Audio/Video together. He's great.
Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme to TDF and the Mexican Hat Dance. So great.
Vilmos fixes www.jackiekashian.com and has his own podcast(s). He's great.

DONATE folks. Somebody told me that $100 year works out to $8/month. I haven't made that easy for you. But I believe in you. And I think her math is probably right. You can do that, you can order shirts/hoodies/CDs from www.jackiekashian.com or you can use the Amazon banner there to order stuff you're going to get anyway. I get a kickback. My schedule is also over there ... right by the donate button.

NOTES:
Georgia Lady who talked down the gunman
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/georgia_school_bookkeeper_talked_gunman_into_surrender_after_shootout_at_element.html
Cold Justice
http://www.tntdrama.com/series/cold-justice/
Patton Oswalt (Michelle's comic husband) http://pattonoswalt.com
Patton's article on www.TrueCrimeDiary.com (over 1000 words)
http://www.truecrimediary.com/
Blaine Capatch should be followed on twitter @blainecapatch
Driving in Cars with Coffee -
http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/
Broadchurch
http://www.bbcamerica.com/broadchurch/
The Fall 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294189/
The Blacklist
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/

Oct 22, 2013 0

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 Things Comedy dot com is the podcast network TDF is a fine part of. Go there and find other podcasts you might enjoy :)

NOTES:
Everyone's Twitter Handles:
@mariabamfoo
@karenkilgariff
@murrayv
@daveanthony

Gosford Park www.imdb.com/title/tt0280707/
Mental Health Podcast - http://mentalpod.com/
My Cat from Hell  - google it.
Tiberius Gracchus - Roman General Ti was named after
Mary Zophres - Murray's wife and costume designer
Dan Cortez
Mixed Up Files of Basil Frankweiler
Seven Chinese Brothers

DONATE folks... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com has buttons to donate directly. You can also get stuff there too.... tshirts, my CDs. And there's an Amazon Banner on www.jackiekashian.com that you should use - I get a kickback, costs you nuffin. My full schedule is there as well. Email me if you want: jackie@jackiekashian.com Review the show on iTunes if you would. Follow me on Twitter if you do that @jackiekashian.com and... take care of each other out there.


Oct 18, 2013 0

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 YOUR native sherpa to comic book gluttony. They are mine.

NOTES:
Good Clean Fun - Keith's new album:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/good-clean-fun-very-best-keith/id717273808

Poison - Native Tongue is the album he speaks of
Sixx: A.M.
Extremem
Motley Crue - I had heard Home Sweet Home. Did NOT remember Dr. Feelgood. huh.
Tesla - http://teslatheband.com
The Contellations - http://theconstellationsmusic.com
Warrent
Foreigner (still working) www.foreigneronline.com

DONATE folks... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com You can donate, you can buy merch (tshirts and CD's) and/or... you can just do your Amazon ordering by using the Amazon banner on www.jackiekashian.com. Also, full schedule of shows are listen there. Thanks for tuning in.

Credits:
Patrick Brady fixes the audio and puts the Teaser clips together
Mike Ruekberg Composed and sings the opening/closing songs
Vilmos fixes the website!


Oct 15, 2013 0

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. www.keithandthegirl.com

This month's shows are spondored by MY comic book store: www.earth2comics.com (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 IT'S A GREAT STORE!

www.allthingscomedy is the podcast network The Dork Forest is part of Plenty of other pods to dork out to if you're looking for more pods!

NOTES:
Shakshuka - Israeli breakfast
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2013/02/shakshuka-recipe-eggs/

Sabich - Iraqi breakfast sandwich: http://herbivoracious.com/2008/04/recipe-sabich.html

DONATE folks... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com. You can donate directly, get a shirt or a CD, or just buy something from Amazon using the banner on www.jackiekashian.com. Full standup schedule on the website too. iTunes loves a review... if you haven't. If you have... I THANK YOU. You're swell.

CREDITS:
Audio and Teaser Clips by Patrick Brady
Music Composed and sang by Mike Ruekberg
Website designed by Vilmos

Oct 8, 2013 0

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 www.earth2comics.com). It's my very own comic shop and they are super helpful if you're just getting into comics and they have everything. Go in. Tell them you're a Ranger (or a fan of TDF) and get 10% off.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network that TDF is part of. Plenty of other great pods out there if you're looking.


Remember the DONATE button... still around www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com - feel free to pony up. If you don't have the money.. just talk it up to your peoples. :) You can also get merch for money on my website as well. That is good too. And the AMAZON banner on jackiekashian.com, click through to them... buy your stuff and I get a kickback. Good times.

CREDITS:
Audio and Teaser Vids by Patrick Brady
Music composed/sang by Mike Ruekberg
Website design by Vilmos

Bonus content on tdf.libsyn.com and on the APPS (for iPhone and Android)

NOTES:

Best of Both Worlds - Star Trek Next Gen ep
NASA Spitzer Space Telescope - www.spitzer.caltech.edu
AstroPix - astropix.ipac.caltech.edu

Lee Bennett - TDF EP 182 makes this work: http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu

M83 is a BAND - http://ilovem83.com
Bob Benjamin - also worked at UW Madison (alma mater of j kashian) www.astro.wisc.edu/our-people/faculty/benjamin-bob

Oct 2, 2013 0

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. www.earth2comics.com has a store in Sherman Oaks, CA and Northridge, CA. MENTION you are a Ranger of The Dork Forest and Get 10% off your purchase!! LIVE IT UP!!

DONATE folks... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com. Use the Amazon banner on my page to order your amazon stuff and I get a kickback if you can't donate. Or order merch from my page if you want to fly yer dorkin flag. Full standup schedule available and life TDF's are listed! Thanks for tuning in!

NOTES:
Peter Dale Scott coined "Deep Politics"
Jesse Ventura - 1980 wrestling, Gov of MN 1998, 2009 Conspiracy Theory show
Paul Wellstone
AntiWar History in WW2 - http://depts.washington.edu/antiwar/pnwhistory_wwii.shtml

I am WRONG - I know, hard to believe, 313 MIllion people in the US - not 380. And... the planet has more than 7 billion of us, that one annoying species on it.

To READ:
Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell
Generation Kill - Evan Wright (Recon Marines into Iraq)
Politics and teh English Language - George Orwell
Promethea - Alan Moore
Charles Protis - all of it, I'm told.
Aristophanes - what's left of it.

Asgard! Thor is from Asgard
Quantitative Easing - It's going to end up BEING inflation but it, in itself - i'm told, is not inflation. I'm not an economist... nor do I wish to be one... so i don't know.

Waiting for Waiting for Godot -

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/new-york-fringe-festival-report-waiting-for-waiting-for-godot/

James Howard Kunstler

CREDITS:
Mike Ruekberg (composed, sang) opening song. lyrics to end folk song as well. Sarah Cohen on intro music
Patrick Brady fixes the Audio and puts together the teaser clips:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxShvvK9Qe5c6dnGv8NgOSRy7WldI-YMp

Vilmos fixes my website: www.jackiekashian.com 

Sep 24, 2013 0

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 live TDF are listed. Thanks for tuning in folks.

This month's shows are sponsored by www.societyspectacle.com A great eyeglass store in Eagle Rock, CA. Get your glasses there! They KNOW their beeswax.

www.allthingscomedy.com is the podcast network we're on. If you go there you will see MANY other pods to listen to.

NOTES:

Ska music, the Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska

The First Wave of SKA: http://www.thedarksighed.com/ska/bk2_5.html

Secod Wave/2 tone: http://www.amazon.com/Top-Second-Wave-Two-Tone-Ska/lm/1628EP9ECZX85

Third Wave http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Third-wave_ska_groups

Laugh.com http://laughstore.stores.yahoo.net/oncomedy.html

Credits:

Audio leveling by Ptrick Brady

Music by MIke Ruekberg

Website design by Vilmos

Apps are available with the bonus contest: iPhone or Android

bonus content on those apps and just LYING THERE http://tdf.libsyn.com/

Sep 17, 2013 0

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 http://www.lostweekendvideo.com/Lost_Weekend_Video/The_Cinecave!.html, and there wasn't an audio guy. So you got ME. And Patrick did his best to mitigate how hot the recording was ... but it's a little buzzy. It's a little Ruth Buzzi. Get it? And... sorry. It was too great to bail on... so consider it in "podcast glory."

DONATE folk... I'm working over here. www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com (which has T-shirts, CDs and Hooded Sweatshirts, my full stand up schedule and more info than you want). Email me if you have questions: jackie@jackiekashian.com

This month's shows are sponsored by THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE! If you need glasses and live in LA - Go to Eagle Rock and let Katie and Amy pick you out some SPECS!
http://www.societyspectacle.com/

The Ranger facebook page is great for chatting about the shows and flying yer dork flag.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/353762778033456/

The notes are truncated... I'm on the road a lot lately...

NOTES:
American Girl Doll Books: Pleasant Rowland (great name) is the Creator
"Furious Improvisation" is the book about Hallie Flanagan - Dir of the WPA theater
Cradle will Rock - 1999 Directed by Tim Robbins
Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill - 1924
Mistress of an Age: A Life of Madame de Stael by J. Christopher Herold
Corinne, or Italy BY Madam de Stael (for example)
August Wilhelm von Schlegel - the tutor of Madame de Stael's children.

The Cleopatra book!! I forgot... find it. I believe in you.

CREDITS:

Patrick Brady fixes the audio and makes the teaser vids:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDorkForest
Mike Ruekberg composed and sang the theme song the Mexican Hat Dance.
Vilmos fixes the www.jackiekashian.com website.

Sep 9, 2013 0

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, links to www.dorkforest.com, the donate button, t-shirts and CDs, my full schedule of stand up shows and live TDF's, and the Amazon Banner that you can click through to their site - and I get a kickback).

www.dorkforest.com links back to www.jackiekashian.com but it's also a place to see www.allthingscomedy.com OTHER podcasts. And you can stream the show directly there or click to subscribe on iTunes. As you will.

This month's shows are sponsored by the Society of the Spectacle in Eagle Rock. They made my new glasses and are named after a communist screed from a french dude in 1967. All kinds of great. If you need glasses and are in LA, check them OUT!  http://www.societyspectacle.com/

NOTES:

A Users's Guide to Hell by Lee Blessing
Havana Nocturne by TJ English
Sticker Planet in Los Angeles
Chuck Wepner - The Real "Rocky"

Credits:
Audio leveling and Teaser videos by Patrick Brady
Theme song composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg
Website design and hosting by Vilmos
Apps are available with bonus content on iPhone and Android. The bonus content is now streaming for FREE on tdf.libsyn.com for some reason. Not shrewd marketing Libsyn... but okay.

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