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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.






Episode 154 - Oscar Week (Pt. 1) feat. Skye Fitzgerald, Ed Perkins, Andrew Chesworth, and Bobby Pontillas

Today's episode is Part 1 of our Oscar week coverage! All this week I am interviewing the Directors behind the Oscar Nominated short films. Today's episode features 3 filmmakers, Skye Fitzgerald from the Documentary Short "Lifeboat", Ed Perkins from the Documentary Short "Black Sheep", and Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas from the Animated Short "One Small Step" I talked with all of these filmmakers about finding out their films were nominated for an Oscar, as well as all of the...


Episode 153 - Aaron Bleyaert

On today's episode, I have two-time Emmy winner, head of Conan Digital, and creator of "Clueless Gamer", Aaron Bleyaert! I first met Aaron at one of the final Meltdown shows and have always been a fan of his work on Conan. It was great to finally make this episode work with Aaron's incredibly busy schedule. On the episode I talked with Aaron about his recent visit to the Sundance Film Festival, finding your own voice in entertainment, discovering his love for TV at Michigan State, videos...


Episode 152 - F**k You, Kevin

On today's episode, Austin and I catch up are a month long unintended hiatus. From the moment January 2019 started, things became insanely busy for us without any warning. I was Producing shows for the Sundance Film Festival, Austin ened up filming a role in a movie, I also ended up getting sick and Austin made some career strides all while prepping for an art show and a small move. Before we knew it, January was over. I also had a run in with a guy named Kevin who inspired a new sign off...


Episode 151 - 2018: The Year We Learned Things

Happy New Years, Everybody! Today is our annual New Years Eve episode of the podcast! Austin and I sat down and reflected on the whirlwind of a year that 2018 has been. With our first full year living in Los Angeles under our belts, we have a lot to look forward to in 2019. So often we see the circular post of "this past year was horrible, here's to next year" only to be repeated time and time again on New Years Eve. We've instead decided to look at how things may have beaten us up this...


Episode 150 - Christmas 2018: Treevenge!

Merry Christmas, Everybody! Today is our annual On the Mic Christmas Episode! Since moving to Los Angeles our Christmas Episode has changed a little, but it's still a bunch of holiday cheer and nonsensical ramblings. While Austin heads back to Utah for Christmas, Tim will be enjoying a lovely sunny Los Angeles Christmas. On the episode, we talked about our Christmas plans, new movies out for Christmas, our annual Christmas treat, gift exchange, giving back not just during the holidays, but...


Episode 149 - James Simenc

On today's episode I have actor and podcaster, James Simenc! James is another member of the Nerdist Showroom family that I had the pleasure of working with and this was great time catching up with James and finding out about all of the incredible projects James has been working on. James is a regular sketch actor on CONAN which we loved talking about. James and I talked about working on CONAN sketches, working at The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown running into each other at San Diego...


Episode 148 - Max Kerwien

On today's episode I have comedian and writer, Max Kerwien! Max and I first became friends while doing stand up and working at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown together. We always had such a great time at Meltdown and this was the first time we've had a chance to catch up since it closed back in March. Max just released a new comedic book of poetry called "Poems to Ruin Dinner With" that is now available on Amazon. I talked with Max about stand up and some of our favorite Meltdown stories,...


Episode 147 - Caitlin Kunkel

On today's episode I have comedy writer, Caitlin Kunkel! I first got to know Caitlin as one of my teachers at The Second City and have continued to follow her career as she as her comedy writing partners launched The Belladonna Comedy in New York. Caitlin and her Belladonna Comedy team recently released the hilarious new satire book, "New Erotica for Feminism". I talked with Caitlin about how she got her start in comedy writing, teaching at The Second City, what inspires her to write,...


Episode 146 - Schuyler Fisk

On today's episode I have actor and musician, Schuyler Fisk! I have been a fan of Schuyler's for year since I first saw her in "Orange County" and knew I had to have her on the podcast. She was already out of town for Thanksgiving, but still took the time to call into the podcast to promote her new film "Every Other Holiday" that premiers tomorrow night (Nov. 23rd) at 10PM on Lifetime. I also talked with Schuyler about getting her start in acting, support of her family, making her own...


Episode 145 - 31 Days of Horror and LA Comic Con

On today's episode, Austin and I go through the last month and talk about all of our experiences filming our "31 Days of Horror". We've had such a great time filming at all of these haunted locations and telling their history and their stories. We of course are skeptical on these kind of stories, but we love telling them. While filming, we definitely had some weird experiences that we talked about on the episode. We also talked about my weekend at LA Comic Con and Austin's weekend back in...


Episode 144 - Halloween Songs

Today's episode is the 4th in our series of special Halloween Episode! We decided to cover a topic that we realized there wasn't very many of... Halloween Songs. We usually just hear "The Monster Mash" on repeat over and over again, but we found a few of the other songs we enjoy that are also part of Halloween. We talked about what makes a good Halloween Song, some creepy stories behind some of the songs, new songs that we hadn't heard yet, "Nightmare Before Christmas" cover songs, and...


Episode 143 - Beowulf Jones

On today's episode I have Beowulf Jones! Beowulf is the Producer of the RISK! Podcast Live LA shows, as well as the Host and Producer of the storytelling show "Turtle" at The Ruby here in LA. I first met Beowulf when I was working at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown. Beowulf was one of the main techs at Meltdown and one of the first people to welcome me into Meltdown fold. I talked with Beowulf about growing up in Canada, working on Wall Street, getting started in comedy, moving to New...


Episode 142 - Goosebumps and Scary Stories

Today's episode is our 3rd episode in our special Halloween episodes! Today we are talking about two of our favorite book series when we were kids, Goosebumps and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Don't be thrown off in the episode by the fact that I'm an idiot and keep calling Scary Stories, "Scary Tales". For some reason I couldn't get "Scary Tales" out of my head. We talked about all of our favorite Goosebump books, the art in the books, going to bookfairs, the Goosebumps movies, the...


Episode 141 - Moses Storm

On today's episode, we have comedian and actor Moses Storm! We've wanted to have Moses on the show for a while and were so glad he was able to fit us into his incredibly busy schedule. I first saw Moses' comedy last year when he performed on CONAN. During the same time he was on CONAN, he was also working on the YouTube Red show "Youth and Consequences" with Austin. On the episode we talked with Moses about getting his start in comedy, moving to LA, working out his CONAN set, hosting the...


Episode 140 - Halloween Traditions

Today's episode is our second Halloween Special episode! Today Austin and I are talking about all of our favorite traditions growing up and the new traditions we've started making. We also talked about our favorite costumes as kids, trick-or-treating in the cold, our favorite candy we would get, making Halloween decorations, figuring out this year's costumes and so much more. Make sure you're following our instagram @onthemicpodcast to see all of our videos for our "31 Days of Horror"....


Episode 139 - Barlow Jacobs

On today's episode I have actor Barlow Jacobs! Barlow is currently in the new film, "The Old Man and The Gun", alongside Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, and Casey Affleck. Austin and I had the chance to see the film over at FOX a few weeks ago and loved it. I talked to Barlow about how his film career started, his Sundance experience, meeting Director David Lowry, lessons he's learned on set, and so much more. You can also see Barlow in "The Master", "A Ghost Story",...


Episode 138 - Horror Not Whore

Today's episode is the first of our special Halloween episodes we are doing for October! We recorded this up at the Hollywood Sign, which believe it or not, is haunted! If you want to know why it's haunted, look for our upcoming "31 Days of Horror" video later this week. On the episode we talked about getting into the Halloween spirit, misprouncing horror as whore, how we kickoff October, favorite horror movies and more. These episodes are slightly shorter since they are speciality...


Episode 137 - Reinaldo Marcus Green

On today's episode, we have Writer & Director, Reinaldo Marcus Green! Reinaldo's debut feature film, "Monsters and Men" hits theaters this weekend! After winning the Special Jury Price at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Monsters and Men" and continued to receive great praise from movie goers and critics alike. The film offers a unique take on the sensitive topic of police brutality and is a film we feel everybody should see. We talked with Reinaldo about how he and Austin met at the...


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...