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Verge of the Fringe


Lance Anderson's raw storytelling podcast. Spoken word, music and weird phone ramblings to "Dude."

Lance Anderson's raw storytelling podcast. Spoken word, music and weird phone ramblings to "Dude."


Hollywood, CA


Lance Anderson's raw storytelling podcast. Spoken word, music and weird phone ramblings to "Dude."






Marc of the Joker

Hey Dude, I finally watched Joker, so now I can belatedly make amends to "podcast pioneer" Marc Maron for not coming to his defense against the comic book geeks. QUOTE: "Some people aren't in on the joke. That applies to their lives too." PEOPLE: Johnny Cash, Andy Kaufman, Steven Wright, Brother Theodore, Sandra Bernhard, David Letterman FILMMAKERS: Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, John Williams, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Jack...


Trump's Hair, Revisited

Hey Dude, I rant about how Trump's hair alone was enough to disqualify him to be president. QUOTE: "My haystacks weren't tied down and I was beginning to fear the wind." - Bob Dylan (Chronicles Volume One) PEOPLE: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan PLACES: The Grove, CBS Television City, Fairfax District, Fairfax High School, Washington, D.C. THINGS: The Kennedy Assassination, Air Force One, "Oh Mercy", The Apprentice SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, Laguna Cowbell Chimes, airplanes GENRE:...


D.J. Bonebrake, Susan Sontag (and Bobby Doran)

Hey Dude, while standing in the rain, I riff about three towering North Hollywood Huskies: musician D.J. Bonebrake, writer Susan Sontag, and artist Bobby Doran. PEOPLE: X, Erin Moran, John Williams, Garry Marshall, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye PLACES: North Hollywood High School THINGS: "Alphabetland", "On Photography", Facebook, YouTube SOUNDS: rain, footsteps, "Laguna Cowbell Chimes", airplane, birds GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "DJ, Susan and Bobby"...


Video (Almost) Killed the Audio Star

Hey Dude, I riff about my internal conflict between recording audio versus video. Plus I rant about bad pedestrians and Dylan's new song. PEOPLE: Ken Dougherty, Chef Todd Payden, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, Bob Dylan PLACES: Glendale, Burbank, Theatre Row THINGS: tiny living, Ralphs, "Murder Most Foul" SOUNDS: birds, wind, palm trees GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Twin Palm Flowers" shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: April 19, 2020 in the new...


You Do You for 90 Seconds

Anyways Dude, I riff about telling stories on video again, inspired by Story Salon. Then I trip on my cheap new voice recorder and the challenges of recording outdoors. PEOPLE: Captain Crozier, Spalding Gray, Casey Stengel, Dean Sharp PLACES: China, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Altadena THINGS: Sony, buffs, Survivor, bandana, coronavirus, Story Salon, 90 Second Stories, janitorial, stand-up comedy, "That Thing You Do", Home with Dean SOUNDS: birds, chimes, sirens, lawn trimmer,...


Garden Studio in the Time of Covid-19

Hey Dude, in my new garden studio, I ramble about everything from coronavirus to nudism. I also riff on Dean Sharp, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, the Beats and bidets. PEOPLE: Dean Sharp, Patti Smith, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lee Harvey Oswald, James Baldwin PLACES: Burbank, Laguna Beach, Oregon, Washington, Calistoga, Napa County, California, New York, Hotel Chelsea THINGS: Sawdust Art Festival, Covid-19, St. Patrick's Day, the...


Sheltering in Burbank

Hey Dude, I check-in from my new pad, where I'm hunkered down for who knows how long. I also riff on my plan to gather and share my family's trippy stories. PEOPLE: Joan Anderson, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, Zane Grey PLACES: California, Burbank, Mt. Olympus, Sunset Boulevard, Laurel Canyon, Warner Bros. THINGS: The Handmaid's Tale, Pulitzer, Peabody Award, S-Town, podcast novel, Beat, FBI, artsy-fartsy SOUNDS: birds, airplanes, wind, palm trees GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative,...


Zane's Last Stand

Hey Dude, I finally say goodbye to the Zane Grey Estate with a wistful tear in my eye. I also riff on moving my stuff, cats, Tim Coyne and Grant Baciocco PEOPLE: Zane Grey, Tom Mix, John Wayne, Dan Klass, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Jimi Hendrix PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, University of Cambridge THINGS: Talkies, The Hollywood Podcast, Craigslist, Ancient Aliens, Bigfoot, "All Along the Watchtower", John Wesley Harding, Saturday Morning Media SOUNDS: dogs, wind, cars, motorcycle, rain,...


Flea the Fearless Frogman

Ah Dude, the impending move from the Zane Grey Estate inspired a trippy dream featuring Flea and his shape shifting boogie board. CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Individual 1 MUSICIANS: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Patti Smith LOCATIONS: Oakwood Apartments, San Pedro BOOKS: Acid for the Children, Chronicles: Volume One, Lady Sings the Blues, Born to Run, Life, M Train, Year of the Monkey STUFF: beach cruiser,...


Elvis, Bowie and Nicky

Hey Dude, my old friend Nicky reminded me that she shares a birthday with Elvis and David Bowie, so I recall my abstract connections to all three rockers. CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Orson Welles, Jeff Slate, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Debbie Harry, Alex Trebek, The Gluey Brothers LOCATIONS: New York City, Burbank, Notre Dame High School, Corvallis High School, Laurel Canyon MUSIC: Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, "Tomorrow Is a Long Time", omnichord , "America",...


Tiny Sparks of Joy

Hey Dude, our impending move from Zane's forces us into a deep dive of downsizing. Only the sparks of joy are spared as we hatch our plan to ride the climate change wave in a tiny home. CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Bryce Langston, Marie Kondo, David Letterman, Marc Maron, Adam Carolla, Dan Klass LOCATIONS: Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Saigon, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Australia, Full Circle Thrift Shop, Echo Mountain, Mount Lowe MEDIA: Living Big in a Tiny Home, podcasting, Serial, Survivor, Tinder,...


The Pope of Coinstar Village

Anyways Dude, I was cash poor so I took my gas can full of coins to the local Coinstar machine and metaphorical chaos ensued. I later found redemption by watching The Two Popes about the friendship between Pope Francis and "the dude with the red shoes." CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Pope Benedict XVI, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Orson Welles, Eddie Murphy LOCATIONS: California Bohemian Leather (Workshop), Cornerstone Collective, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Hastings Ranch, La Canada, Christmas Tree...


A Little Piece of Art

Hey Dude, I riff about how my friend Krissy Teegerstrom creates "a little piece of art" with her Beyond and Back Podcast. Then I rant "that just because you're a podcaster, it doesn't mean you're an artist." CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, De Niro, Pacino, Joe Pesci, Jimmy Hoffa, Shepard Fairey, Jakob Dylan, Allison Anders, Siri, Minus One LOCATIONS: California Bohemian Leather (Workshop), Zane Grey Estate, Los Angeles Music Center MOVIES: The Irishman PODCASTS: Beyond and Back Podcast, audio...


Crazy Heart for Jeff Bridges

Hey Dude, I cheered myself up by celebrating Jeff Bridges' 70th Birthday. It's a crazy heart of a call, that is both a fragmented and an incomplete recap of his amazing film career. CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, The Dude, Cybill Shepherd, Clint Eastwood, Stacy Keach, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods, Minus One, Jon Voight, Rachel Ward, Robin Williams, Rosie Perez, Oliver Benjamin, John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Josh Brolin, Colin Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Dowd FILMS/TV: The Big...


Requiem for the Original LA Podcasters

Ah Dude, the other night I held a reunion of the "original" LA Podcasters that was more of a requiem. Also I realize that "nobody cares" is both a bad and a surprisingly good thing. Lastly, my long goodbye to Zane begins. CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, John Wayne, Dan Klass, Grant Baciocco, Steven Wright, Paul Barre, Jason Tucker, Tim Bourquin, Ibarionex Perello, Charles Dickens LOCATIONS: Catalina Island, The World, Pizza of Venice, Venice Italy, Venice California, East L.A., Los...


A Year of Calls

Anyways Dude, I go back in time to search for the future, as I reflect on the past year of calls I made to you. Also I give thanks to those who've supported me along the way. CHARACTERS: Dan Klass,Evo Terra, Grant Baciocco, Aidan Rosewell, The Illusive Host,Matt Lazarus, Krissy Teegerstrom,Shepard Fairey, John Lurie, Sugar Man LOCATIONS: New York City,Sunset Strip, North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, Sweden, South Africa,Downtown Los Angeles, Rose Bowl, Dodger Stadium PODCASTS:...


Rod, Sam and Patti

Anyways Dude, I trip out on the abstract connections between my old friend Rod Sweitzer and Sam Shepard, with an assist from an artistic nude photo of Patti Smith shot by Robert Mapplethorpe. CHARACTERS: Fred "Sonic" Smith, Bob Dylan, Seth Meyers, Larry "Ratso" Sloman, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Elliott,Paul Newman, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash LOCATIONS: New York City,Toluca Lake THEATER/PLAYS: Broken Story, White Horse Theater Company, True West,Cowboy Mouth BOOKS: Year of the Monkey,...


The Ghost of Halloween Past

Anyways Dude, for years Halloween was my favorite holiday, now it just bums me out. You'd think if you lived in a "real" haunted house Halloween would be epic, sadly it isn't, at least not at Zane's. CHARACTERS: Santa Claus,Bob Hope,Zane Grey,Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers LOCATIONS: San Gabriel Valley, Studio City, Studio City Recreation Center, Toluca Lake, Disneyland, The Haunted Mansion, Eagle Rock, Christmas Tree Lane MUSIC: The Times They Are a-Changin' MOVIES/TV: The Warriors, The...


Shine a Light on Palm Trees

Anyways Dude, the recent Shine a Light exhibition at Descanso Gardens, specifically the multi-media installation, inspires me to want to do my own collaborative exhibit featuring my beloved palm trees. CHARACTERS: Carole Kim, Bobby Doran, Alex Schaefer,D.J. Bonebrake,X (the band), Diana Bonebrake, Reese Witherspoon, Individual 1 LOCATIONS: Walter Reed Junior High School, San Fernando Valley, LAX, Rose Bowl, Studio City Park MOVIES/TV: Election PODCASTS/PODCASTERS: audio drama,Dan...


Birthday Funk

Anyways Dude, a bunch of "broken shoelaces" on my birthday weekend sent me into a tailspin, until my hope was restored after meeting an old friend at Bob's Big Boy to talk about collaborating on an audio drama podcast. CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Charles Bukowski, Siri, Aiden Rosewell LOCATIONS: West San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles, North Hollywood High School, Lakewood,Toluca Lake PODCASTS: History of Podcasting, audio drama STUFF: palm trees, high school reunion, Saddleridge Fire,...