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An entertainment and comedy podcast hosted by Tim Drake. Tim talks with comedians, actors, and musicians, while also delivering weekly entertainment and pop culture news.

An entertainment and comedy podcast hosted by Tim Drake. Tim talks with comedians, actors, and musicians, while also delivering weekly entertainment and pop culture news.
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An entertainment and comedy podcast hosted by Tim Drake. Tim talks with comedians, actors, and musicians, while also delivering weekly entertainment and pop culture news.






Episode136 - Katie Sarife & Tyler Steelman

On today's episode we have an actor doubleheader with Katie Sarife & Tyler Steelman! I briefly met Katie and Tyler earlier this year at the "Youth and Consequences" Premier as Katie was one of the stars of the show and Austin guest starred in a number of episodes. We had such a great time with Katie and Tyler on this episode, and it ended up becoming our longest episode at just barely over 2 hours. We talked with Katie and Tyler about their careers, teaching acting, Katie's role in Episode...


Episode 135 - LIVE from Long Beach Comic Con

On today's episode we are coming to you LIVE from Long Beach Comic Con! Austin Grant and I took a short drive down from Los Angeles to check out the 10th Annual Long Beach Comic Con. While we love the big conventions like SDCC and NYCC, smaller conventions like Long Beach offer us far more opportunies to meet and see so many great artists and comic book vendors. On the episode we talk about all of the great cosplay that we've seen, some of our favorite artists at LBCC, Austin forgetting to...


Episode 134 - Back From Hiatus!

We are back from our August hiatus! On today's episode Austin Grant and I catch up and talk about everything we've been doing throughout the last month. We usually take the month of August off to work on projects we put on hold to prep for San Diego Comic-Con. We talked about Austin's art store and upcoming events that he will be selling art at, acting and clown classes, our new sketch comedy channel, upcoming conventions, and so much more! Don't miss us this weekend at Long Beach Comic...


Episode 133 - LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Today's episode is LIVE from 2018 San Diego Comic-Con! Austin Grant and I took the show back to San Diego for our 4th year with our first panel exclusive! We always love doing this show at SDCC, even though the auditorium doesn't draw the biggest crowds. We talked about our SDCC experience so far, spending the morning in Mexico, hating the bird scooters, discovering new shows and comics, our missing guest this year, and more! Thank you to San Diego Comic-Con for having us back this year....


Episode 132 - Todd Masters of Toddland

On today's episode, Austin and I took the show down to Newport Beach to sit down with Todd Masters, the brains behind Toddland! Toddland has become one of the hottest companies at San Diego Comic-Con with their exclusives for Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and brand new for this year, American Dad. Their exclusives sell out incredibly fast and they're our favorite items to order. Most of my SDCC spending is usually at Toddland. We talked to Todd about this years exclusives, the joys of being a...


Episode 131 - A Hollywood Peacock Surprise

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I catch up on the last week and discuss the week ahead. The 4th of July is just two days away and Austin and I talk about our plans for the 4th. Austin is currently driving back from Salt Lake City (again) helping his girlfriend move to Los Angeles. We also talked about sexual assault & harassment and how it's affected our significant others, how Austin and Ashley met, some of their plans, and making the move, and so much more. We recorded this episode...


Episode 130 - AT&T Shape at Warner Brothers

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sit down and recap our time at the AT&T Shape event at Warner Brothers. Austin was only able to attend part of the first day as he had to head back to Salt Lake City to star in a movie. We talked about what we were able to do at the event while Austin was there, as well as the parts Austin missed out on. We had great panels with some of the filmmakers behind Ready Player One, panels with Issa Rae & P. Diddy, and incredible tech displays highlighting...


Episode 129 - CBS Emmy FYC

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sit down to recap the CBS Emmy FYC Event. Austin and I went to the CBS Redford Lot in Studio City for Emmy presentations from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, Star Trek: Discovery, The Amazing Race, and American Vandal. There were a few of these shows that neither of us have had a chance to watch, but after seeing their Emmy presentation, we are definitely compelled to dive...


Episode 128 - Jonathan Giles

On today's episode, I talked with comedian Jonathan Giles! Jonathan and I first met doing an open mic at the Nerdist Showroom only to find out that we were actually working together there as well. Austin Grant joined us on this episode as we got to know more about Jonathan and his career. We talked with Jonathan about how he started comedy in Chicago, moving to Los Angeles, being a part of NBC's Late Night Writers Program, reminiscing over some of our favorite NerdMelt memories, a lot of...


Episode 127 - Food Addiction, Murder, and Solo

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sat down to catch up on what we've been up to the last few weeks. On this episode, Austin and I talk about his new art endeavors, attending the World Premier of Solo: A Star Wars Story, blood covering Hollywood Blvd, food addictions, Austin's weird audition, San Diego Comic-Con planning, and more. We have a lot of things coming up, including the launch of our new sketch channel with recently debuted the first sketch, Avengers: Xfinity War. Stay tuned...


Episode 126 - Here's Jonny

On today's episode Austin and I sat down with our good friend, Jonny Byrne! Jonny came to LA to escape the icy tundra that is he calls home, Chicago. It was so great to have Jonny in town and be able to show in around the city. We journeyed up to Lake Hollywood to record this episode. We talked to Jonny about his experience in Los Angeles, going to UCB, meeting Bobby Moynihan, going to Groundlings and meeting Jim Rash, living in Chicago, Second City, and more! We also gave some play by...


Episode 125 - NerdMelt Forever

Today's episode of the podcast is a special episode. This is the audio from the NerdMelt Farewell interviews I filmed last month. I had so many incredible people join me for this. On this episode you will hear: Matt Mira, Sarah Silverman, April Richardson, Kyle Clark, Hannah Kyle Crichton, Beowulf Jones, Zac Mckeever, Danielle Kramer, Aaron Baker, Nolan Fabricius, Julia Prescott, Samee Junio, Caitlin Durante, Matt Burnside, Jenny Chalikian, Ed Salazar, Aristotle Acevedo, Katie Levine, and...


Episode 124 - Literally, Literally

On today's episode, Austin and I sat down and caught up on what we have been doing for the last month. When we recorded this episode, Austin was getting ready to head back to Salt Lake City for the premier of "Trek" which is in theaters now. So if you're in Utah, get out there and support Austin and this film. On the episode we talked about Austin's premier prep and going to Utah, NerdMelt and Meltdown Comics closing, Tim's Buzzfeed video release, McDonald's treating people terribly, Bill...


Episode123 - LIVE from the Paley Fest Blue Carpet feat. The Orville & Mom casts

On today's episode, I am coming to you LIVE from the Blue Carpet at the 2018 Paley Festival in Los Angeles. Today's guests are cast members from the hit shows "The Orville" and "Mom". Paley Fest took place at the Dolby Theater, and it was such an honor to be a part of this year's fesitvities. Aside from our carpet interviews, I also had the oppotunity to attend screenings and panels for "The Good Doctor" and "Queen Sugar". Cast members that joined me were: Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Rico...


Episode 122 - David Howard

On today's episode, we have screenwriter David Howard! David is best know for writing the hit film, "Galaxy Quest", and his new film "Trek" hits theaters in April. Austin also stars in "Trek", and it was great to hear some of Austin's experiences on the film as well. We talked with David about the current state of film and television, growing up in Arizona, getting involved with writing "Trek", how he came up with "Galaxy Quest" and how it ended up getting made, pitching to networks, and...


Episode 121 - 2018 Oscars Picks

Happy Oscar Sunday, everybody! Today's episode is our annual Oscars picks episode. Austin Grant and I sat down at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, home of the Oscars, to record our annual Oscar episode and make our picks on all 24 of the categories. We loved so many of these films and nominees this year. There of course were a few that we didn't care for, and some we were shocked weren't nominated. I go on a bit of a rant in regards to one entertainment reporters stupid opinion on some...

Episode 120 - Tom Everett Scott and John Hyams

On today's episode, I have actor Tom Everett Scott and Director John Hyams! Tom and John joined myself and Austin Grant to take about their new film "All Square", which will be premiering at SXSW on March 10th. We had such a great time talking to Tom and John about the process of making "All Square", learning about the screenwriter of the film, working together on Z Nation, a little chat about "That Thing You Do", and so much more. A huge thanks to Tom and John for taking the time to join...


Episode 119 - Cliche

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sat down to catch up about what we've been up to for the last few weeks. Since we last recorded, we have been incredibly busy writing sketches for our upcoming sketch show, submitting auditions, filming roles, and networking like crazy. Over the last few years of the podcast, we've never really talked about the day jobs & part time jobs we've maintained to build a career in entertainment. We decided talk about our day jobs and how we've become the...


Episode 118 - Caroline Weiss

On today's episode, I have writer, comedian, and storyteller, Caroline Weiss! Caroline has a new show debuting at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown this coming Tuesday called, "Crazy Dates I've Met on the Internet". When Caroline first told me about this show was intrigued to hear more about it and I can't wait to see it this week. Caroline and I work together at the Nerdist Showroom so this was a great opportunity to step aside from working comedy shows and learn more about her story and...


Episode 117 - Matthew Bellows

On today's episode I have one of my longtime friends, actor Matthew Bellows! It's been close to 15 years since the last time that I saw Matt, but it was great to sit down with him and catch up and learn more about his career. Over the last few years Matt has been in a number of phenomenal shows such as Grimm, Colony, Fuller House, TV Land's Teachers, I'm Dying Up Here, and BYU TV's Extinct. I talked with Matt about making the move from Utah to pursue his career in acting, living in New...