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Comedian Dana Gould takes a look at our world... through his eyes... for your benefit. Joined by fellow comedians and other interesting people with a focus on the weird and the real. Conversation. Music. Monologues. With Ken Daly, Andy Paley and more.

Comedian Dana Gould takes a look at our world... through his eyes... for your benefit. Joined by fellow comedians and other interesting people with a focus on the weird and the real. Conversation. Music. Monologues. With Ken Daly, Andy Paley and more.
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Comedian Dana Gould takes a look at our world... through his eyes... for your benefit. Joined by fellow comedians and other interesting people with a focus on the weird and the real. Conversation. Music. Monologues. With Ken Daly, Andy Paley and more.






Phantom Of The Halloweenery

Yes, it's that time of year, October. The fall! Halloween. And to kick off my favorite holiday and my favorite episode of show we've got two amazing guests. A man who needs no introduction, Mr. Patton Oswalt is here. You can follow his many adventures on twitter and try to catch him live as he is doing dates all across he country as well as appearing on NBC's AP-Bio. Additionally, Ken Reid is with us. He is the host of the excellent podcast TV Guidance Counsellor, hails from my home state of...


Jail Guitar Doors

September. It is officially pre-halloween season and we have a great pre-halloween episode. Wayne Kramer, the legendary lead guitarist for the MC5 and Père Ubu is here. He's written a new book entitled "The Hard Stuff." As well, we have comedian Matt Braunger. He's here to talk about his new podcast "Advice From a Dipshit." Watch your many social media platforms for specifics of live my live performances. On October 5th, I will be in Massachusetts performing at the Norwood Theater in...


Hot Talk, Cool Dudes

Alas and alack, another summer come and gone, which means that here in Los Angeles, we only have two more months of blazing heat until fall. But we have an amazing show this month! From Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz is here. Ben is smart, funny, knows everyone in show business, comes from a family of Hollywood royalty and DC political insiders. Talk about connected. What’s he doing here, you might ask? Well, he thought he was doing WTF. No, I’m just kidding. Ben’s a friend. Also,...


Story Time

Hello all! This is our annual messed-up mid-summer episode. I have been in the beautiful city of Atlanta Georgia for the past month and half filming season three of Stan Against Evil which promises to be our third season yet. No, it's the third season and it's the best by far--take my word for it. You'll find out in October. However, I didn't have time to do my laundry properly, much less get a podcast going, but I didn't want the month to go by with nothing to show for it. So, we're going...


Bikini Season!

Ahhh summer. The kids are getting ready for finals, vacations are being planned, and if you're me, you’re in Atlanta making your friends hang out in a swamp as you film season three of Stan Against And Evil and suddenly remembering, "Holy Shit! The podcast!" Well, we got it done and it’s a still a great one. Two great guests. Shaun Cassidy was an undisputed teen idol in the 1970’s with a hit TV show – The Hardy Boys - and hit albums, his debut album entitled, oddly enough, ”Shaun Cassidy”...


Candy-Colored Clown

Aaaaaaand we’re back. Spring has sprung and we’re busy as bees! But out of chaos comes order and, if not order, a podcast. This month we have our old buddy Alison Rosen, whose new book, Tropical Attire Encouraged And Other Phrases That Scare Me is available now. Comedian Blaine Capatch and raconteur and California comedy history gadfly Mike Carano are also here. As for me? I’m back on tour later this summer after we wrap filming season three of Stan Against Evil, which is, as we speak, in...



We have a terrific show for you this month. The host of TV Guidance Counselor, the great Ken Reid is here. And real life Forrest Gump, star of Animal Planet’s Room Vets and former bouncer for some of the greatest rock bands in the history of music, the man Keith Richards made go to medical school, Kevin Fitzgerald is here! http://www.DanaGould.com


Joe Frank

This is something of a different episode of the show. It's dedicated, almost in its entirety to one man, a brilliant writer and radio performer named Joe Frank. Joe Frank started his career by and large on WBAI in New York and eventually made his way to KCRW in Los Angeles, He was completely unique, incredibly inventive and is actually the reason this podcast exists. Joe Frank sadly passed away in January of this year. He was 79. But he leaves a legacy of an amazing body of work and I...


Runalot Jumpalot

Happy 2018 everybody. Let’s get at season 7 of the Dana Gould Hour podcast. Getting right at it, we have a great line up for you. The hilarious and recently-married Matt Braunger is with us. Look for Matt’s new comedy special, later this year. An comedian and human woman, Emma Arnold is with us. You can pick up her album Shut Up Calvin wherever fine records are sold. We also have the hosts Jack O’Brien and Miles Grey of The Daily Zeitgeist Podcast, along with their producer, and co-host of...


Merry Krampus!

Oh weather outside is frightful. Eh. But nonetheless, Welcome to the holiday 2017 episode of the Dana Gould Hour, recorded high atop in Los Angeles at Falcon’s Lair Recording Studios. We have two incredible interviews and a heapin’ helpin’ of audio extras for your listening pleasure. First of all, it IS December, and that calls for a year-end recap. Last year, I’m sure you recall how, prior to election day, we all thought we knew how the year was going to turn out. Well it didn’t quite...


Aging Disgracefully

Today’s show features two amazing guests, author, actor, podcaster, husband, father, men’s facial hair advocate John Hodgman is here. Many people first became aquainted with John from his appearances on The Daily Show, but he is so so so much more than that, and he has an excellent new book out now called Vacationland and he is here to discuss that, and so much much more. Also, I was recently in the lovely city of Chicago, Illinois where I was able to speak with the one and only Rich Koz...


The Abominable Dr. Halloweenery!

It's Halloween Times, and we have a veritable pillowcase full of treats in store for you. Joe Dante, the director of Gremlins, The Howling, Pirahan, Matinee, Small Soldiers, Gremlins 2, The Burbs, Twilight Zone: The Movie, the list goes on and on and on. Josh Olson, the Academy Award nominated screen writer for A History of Violence, friend of Harlan Ellison and the current curator of the excellent Trailers From Hell podcast. And Mike Mendez, director of the great, great film Big Ass Spider,...



We are nearing THAT time of year. Halloween season is almost upon us, so we'll be an accelerated production of the show this month and it's my hope to have the Halloween episode out in all it's glory by October 15th, we've got some big, excellent guests lined up for that show, and they're going to have to be 'cause this show has a murderer's row. Valerie Tosi, held over from last month to make room for big dead Jerry Lewis is here, Valerie is an incredibly funny comedian and an LA transplant...



A funny thing happened on the way to this podcast. I had recorded the first interview, with podcaster and LA comedy gadfly Mike Carano. I then recorded interview #2, with comedian Valerie Tosi. Valerie and I both grew up in Massachusetts and we started talking about, among other things the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, which always signaled to end of summer vacation. After we recorded the interview, I thought, you know, I should write the middle piece about Jerry Lewis. He's a pretty...


Hottsylvania 6-5000!

Hot town, summer in the city. The Lovin’ Spoonful sang it. But we’re gonna keep you cool with a bunch of interesting junk. How’s that? Four amazing guests on this episode. April Richardson is here with her pal and mine Karen Kilgariff. You can find April online at @apey, and Karen is one half of the podcast My Favorite Murder, and if you don’t know about that by now, I can’t help you. Bobcat Goldthwait is here, with his pal comedian Caitlyn Gill. Bob has a new show coming out on Tru...


The Holiest Of Molies

Welcome to another episode of The Dana Gould Hour, recorded partially in Los Angeles at Falcon's Lair Studios, and partially in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, where I am for the summer filming season two of Stan Against Evil. We have three slam-bang smash-pow guests today, in a lighthearted romp for your summer enjoyment. Stand up comedian Joe DeRosa is with us today. You've seen Joe on Better Call Saul as well as on his own comedy special You Let Me Down. He also has a terrific podcast...


The Beat Goes Off!

Welcome to another episode of the Dana Gould Hour, recorded partially in Los Angeles at Falcon's Lair Studios and partially in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, where I am for the summer filming season two of Stan Against Evil. And unlike like last year, we will NOT miss an episode of the podcast. We are locked, cocked and ready to rock. We have two amazing and hilarious guests. Brandt Tobler, a comedian and author whose new book, Free Roll, is available now. He has a story that, dare I say it,...


Let's Go Crazy!

Spring has sprung here at the Dana Gould hour podcast, with a brimming bushel of bright and bouncy banter. Ken Reid is here today, of the superlative podcast TV Guidance Counselor. And our old buddy, the Bitter Buddha himself, Eddie Pepitone is here. As for me, things are heating up far beyond their normal frenzied pace. On May 2nd I’ll be at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in Silverlake, CA. This is different from most LA shows as I’m doing a full hour, which clocks in at about an...


Oh, Lawdy!

This is a very special episode of the Dana Gould hour podcast, not the least of which because it came out on schedule. I'm happy to welcome back to the show actor and author Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen is a man after my own heart. He's an actor, an author, a musician. He is the epitome of those people who's name rings a bell and then you see them and say, "Oh THAT guy!" He played Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, he was the other amnesiac in Memento, he was Commissioner Jarry on Deadwood,...


Uncle Donald's Monkey!

It’s 2017 and EVERYTHING’S GREAT! At least as far as fans of this podcast are concerned because this episode is great. If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, or Evil Dead 2 or Day Of The Dead or Kill Bill or Django Unchained or any of the seven million movies and television shows this gentleman has worked on, Greg Nicotero is here today. Greg has gone from being one of the leading special effects make-up wizards in in Hollywood to one of the hottest directors in television. Also joining us,...