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Interviews with Comedians and other Artists by Mike Blejer, philosopher, pedant, and scientist (unlicensed).

Interviews with Comedians and other Artists by Mike Blejer, philosopher, pedant, and scientist (unlicensed).

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United States

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Interviews with Comedians and other Artists by Mike Blejer, philosopher, pedant, and scientist (unlicensed).

Language:

English


Episodes

Great Friday with Pastor Tom Ryberg

3/25/2016
Had a chat with Pastor Tom Ryberg about Good Friday, dirty hippies, and the appropriation of religious iconography by non-religious folk. Fun! Tom is a pastor at the United Church of Christ, presently serving a church in Battle Creek, MI. Check out this article he wrote for the Battle Creek Inquirer about guns, crime and humanity. About the 5 Min Podcast: I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my...

Duration:00:08:34

Minisode: Pastor Present & A Political Heaton

3/22/2016
On the show today I check in with Andrew Heaton. and Pastor Tom Ryberg about politics, religion, and the coming Trumpocalypse. Check out Heaton's full length episode here, and check him out online here. Tom is a pastor at the United Church of Christ, presently serving a church in Battle Creek, MI. Check out this article he wrote for the Battle Creek Inquirer about guns, crime and humanity. About the 5 Min Podcast: I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from...

Duration:00:12:38

Minisode: Sex(y) Mythbusters

3/16/2016
Welcome to our third 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.sparemin.com/Mike), and our chat will be posted on there and possibly on here. Today on the show we have Dulcinea Pitagora, MA, LMSW. She's a...

Duration:00:08:46

5 Myqutes in Heathens

3/14/2016
Welcome to our second 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.sparemin.com/Mike), and our chat will be posted on there and possibly on here. On today's episode I talk with Myq Kaplan, who just started a...

Duration:00:07:53

Minisode: 5 Minutes in Heaton

3/7/2016
Welcome to our first 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.sparemin.com/Mike), and our chat will be posted on there and possibly on here. Inaugurating this series is previous guest of the podcast comedian...

Duration:00:10:45

88: Sam Dingman

1/18/2016
Sam Dingman is a radio producer, podcastronaut, storyteller and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He makes podcasts at Panoply, and previously made radio shows at On the Media. He is a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM, an MLB Fan Cave Top 30 finalist, and his work has been featured on RISK!, SplitSider, UCB’s "A Funny Thing," TBTL, The Billfold, the First Person Arts Festival, The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and beyond. He makes radio shows in his living...

Duration:01:51:28

87: Religion (Live show)

12/8/2015
Holiest of Molies, get your rolliest of pollies to the showiest of showies! Ahem. All that is to say, we'll be talking religion at this month's Malignant Brain Humor. Our panel features comedic voices from the religious to the non. Bring your Jewish guilt, your catholic shame or your non-denominational self-esteem and enjoy the show! As always, if you have comedy vids that you especially like which touch on or around the subject, please post them below! I will watch them and be...

Duration:00:52:32

86: Political Correctness - LIVE

9/15/2015
Loved this panel. Check them out on the episode and individually. Hey. Sometimes people say words. And then other people get angry at them. And then we fight over whether the people who got angry were wrong to get so angry or if the people who said the words were wrong to say the words. WHO'S THE REAL VICTIM HERE? WHO DO I SHOOT? (Non-Trigger warning: There will be no shootings at the show). We'll be talking about political correctness. Is it a thing? Is it too much of a thing? Does it...

Duration:00:43:41

85: John Rodgers: Idiot (Micah Sherman & Dan Hirshon)

9/4/2015
I sit down with Micah Sherman (High Maintanence, The Second City, Improv Asylum, iO, Annoyance Old School Sketch Show, Please Be Seated) and Dan Hirshon (Funny Cakes Comedy, Grandma’s Favorite, Miracle Workers, and Kandid Films), to talk about their new sketch album, John Rodgers: Idiot. We also talk about Donald Trump and Kanye West a lot. :D Micah & Dan On the Web http://micahsherman.com/ http://danhirshon.com/ Get the Album:...

Duration:01:19:01

84: Women in Humor Live at The PIT

5/4/2015
First in our monthly live at The PIT series (next recording is on May 14th, tickets will be available here soon). This show was a rousing success, great audience, great guests. Still figuring out how to mic everyone up and get the best audio for the recording but I think you'll enjoy this one. If you dig the show please subscribe and rate us over at iTunes! Guests include: Chemda Katg of Keith & The Girl (she's the girl) - http://chemda.com/ Sarah Kennedy, Albuquerque's funniest comedian...

Duration:00:48:58

83: The OCDelightful Lance Weiss

4/20/2015
Lance Weiss is a hilarious comedian and a delight to chat with. He was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”, and on NBC’s “The Today Show,” MTV, Bravo, PBS, NY1, Sirius/XM, Cosmo.com, AOL.com, Aboveaverage.com, NY Times, NY Post, NYmag.com, Comcast as well as in AT&T and Kit Kat Commercials. He was a semi-finalist in the New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest Standup Competition,” and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy...

Duration:01:42:49

82: Anxiety, Alcohol, Catholicism, & Jason Sáenz

3/19/2015
Just coming off a stint writing for Night of Too Many Stars I talk with Jason Carlos Sáenz, hilarious comedian, improviser, writer on UCB's award winning maude team Onasis. Jason was a New Face at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival and is the mind behind #SaenzSigns, which you should definitely check out (A couple are below, go check out the rest). Check out his upcoming webseries "Foxworthy and Friends," and if you're in NY go to the premiere party this Saturday in Brooklyn at Videology.

Duration:01:25:00

81: Social Media Sociopaths, The Saddest Sorrority, and Mara Wilson

2/2/2015
In today's episode I talk to Mara Wilson about genetics, forced maturity and the lost of family, feminism, creepy creeps on the internet, love, coping with OCD, Nightvale and growing up under the shadow of Matilda. She's a joy and the whole damn episode is a joy. Check her out at http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com Buy tickets to her live show at Union Hall, What are You Afraid Of! Follow her on twitter @Marawritesstuff And catch her voice work on the beloved podcast Welcome to...

Duration:01:49:38

Stand & De-Libertarianism with Andrew Heaton

1/19/2015
Everyone knows how much I hate talking with people who have different beliefs than I do, but I really loved talking with Andrew Heaton even though he is a libertarian, and therefore evil. Skilled comedian, sharp thinker, talented speaker. Perhaps a bit too tall, but it's forgivable. Check him out at http://www.mightyheaton.com/ Read his books: http://www.mightyheaton.com/books/ On Twitter: @MightyHeaton And on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MightyHeatoncom/313052562073698

Duration:01:44:03

79: The Architecture of Comedy & Aaron Kominos-Smith

12/15/2014
Excellent comedian and man about town Aaron Kominos-Smith comes on the show to discuss his path to Comedy which included an advanced degree in architecture. Which architect is represented by Louis CK? Which comedian is Frank Lloyd Wright? Which Building is like Larry the Cable Guy? Listen and find out. Check Aaron out at http://funnyaaron.com/ and on Twitter at @funnyaaron.

Duration:01:40:12

78: Slow Publishing, Fast Company, & Joe Berkowitz

11/17/2014
Hey folks! This episode went in the can ages ago, but a bunch of time-sensitive releases pushed it back. Thank goodness that the excellent writer Joe Berkowitz is still killing it over at Fast Company, and also in a wide range of other publications including The Atlantic, Mcsweeny's Buzzfeed, GQ and more (and more (and more)). Clever, insightful, and (most importantly) I like him because (just like me) he was a fat kid. Check him out at: @JoeBerkowitz, on Tumblr, and at Fast Company. And...

Duration:01:37:03

77: ILL Literature & Dan Wilbur

11/6/2014
Dan Wilbur joins the podcast to discuss his book How Not To Read, the differences between being funny in writing and being funny out loud, Venn Diagrams and the role of esoterica and self-promotion and internet culture on Comedy & more. Excellent episode, excellent fellow. Buy his book (I own a copy and very much enjoyed it), check him out at DanWilbur.com, on twitter @DanWilbur, on his podcast Two Book Minimum and Thursdays in NY at UCBEast where he hosts Lasers in the Jungle.

Duration:01:35:58

76: Epic Zach Prattle with Rap Addled Zach Sherwin

10/20/2014
Zach Sherwin 3: Epic Rap Battler and excellent MC-about-town Zach Sherwin makes his 3rd appearance to the show. We talk about his varying styles, collaborations with Watsky, and more while I am wildly over caffeinated. If you'd like to listen to our first two chats, where we talked about the structure of comedy in rap and his shedding of the name MC Mr. Napkins or his appearance on the live show, both are great, and available here and here). Check out the episode and check out a bunch of...

Duration:00:53:42

75: Sensuality, Art Flakes & Heartbreak, MOVED, & Julie Sharbutt

10/17/2014
The multitalented Julie Sharbutt is an excellent and articulate actor, improviser, writer and producer. She and I discuss relationships, friendships, comedy, dramedy, gender politics, the necessary selfishness of artists, ego, inequality and unearned orgasms! We also discuss the excellent movie she wrote and directed, Moved, and so much else! I forgot how much I loved this episode till I went back and listened to it. Wowza! Watch her movie on November 9th at the Big Apple Film Festival...

Duration:01:41:19

74: Marriage, Divorce, TruTV, and Kevin McCaffrey

10/1/2014
Hey folks! The very hilarious Kevin McCaffrey is on the podcast today, though also in the past by quite a bit. Kevin's a touring comedian who's worked with Tru TV and Letterman, and since appearing on the Podcast Kevin has appeared on Letterman, and in my humble opinion did a fantastic job. Well done Kevin! In order to speed up the process of getting these podcasts out to you I'm going to take a break from the production elements involved in recording a pre-show introduction and making...

Duration:01:18:24