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Curiosity. Comedy. Creativity. Kindness.

Curiosity. Comedy. Creativity. Kindness.


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Curiosity. Comedy. Creativity. Kindness.








S2E6-๐ŸŽ Tutoring for Students and Parents ๐ŸŽ“

Lindsey Wander is founder of World Wise Tutoring, which has locations in Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Houston and more. We discuss: * 5 tips for aspiring college students * Why Travel is good for you * How the pandemic has affected student success * Why the education system needs a reboot * Helping Students with ADHD, Autism, Aspergers... * Coaching Parents FREE Resources from Lindsey Wander * Practice Tests and more at World Wise Tutoring Ways to support the podcast: Daily Detour...


S2E5 Face Your Fears ๐Ÿ’€ with John Davis โš”๏ธ

Guest John Davis is a dynamic speaker, accomplished leader, and expert in helping people overcome their fears and challenges. At 22 years old John Davis' spine broke in half, dashing his dreams of being a Stuntman. Doctors told him he may never walk again. Using what he now calls the "Five Fs," John overcame the limiting beliefs of others and brought himself back. He went on to perform over four thousand live comedy sword fighting stunt shows all over the world including performing more...


S2E4 ๐ŸŽ Horse Girl Author ๐Ÿ“šCarrie Seim ๐Ÿ‘ง

Good News: Haley Sue Crandall loves horses. As soon as she saw her first horse, she wanted to ride. But Haley was born with a heart defect and her dreams wouldn't come true--until now. Guest: Carrie Seim is the creator of the best-selling Audible series: The Flying Flamingo Sisters, hailed by The New York Times as a Best Audiobook for Road Trips with Kids. Her new middle-grade novel from Penguin is HORSE GIRL, described as โ€œMean Girls meets Black Beauty.โ€ Carrie served as a staff writer...


S2E3 ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธHorror Fun with Director David Weiner๐Ÿ’€

It's the "Halfway to Halloween" episode! Guest-David Weiner, director of In Search of Darkness Part 2 talks about his doc, which is now on Shudder. Also discussed: Van Halen, Susannah Hoffs, Halloween Candy, David's time at Entertainment Tonight and Famous Monsters, reuniting Nightmare on Elm Street stars Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund--and more! Good News-Prancer the Demon Dog finds a home. You can follow him on Instagram. Parody Ad-Slasher Cereals Plus-Dan gets his 2nd vax! And...


S2E2 ๐Ÿ“œ History of Stand-Up ๐ŸŽค w/Wayne Federman ๐Ÿคฃ

Good News-Stand Up Comedy is coming back! Interview-Comedian, actor and author Wayne Federman discusses his new book, the History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle, including: * Old Time Radio * Late Night TV * Strip Clubs * Richard Pryor * Marvelous Mrs. Maisel * Lenny Bruce * The "Chitlin' Circuit" * Dick Gregory * Moms Mabley * Maria Bamford * Janeane Garofalo * George Carlin * Garry Shandling * And more! Parody-Fake promo for the Silent Comedy Podcast. Buy...


S2E1 Memoir of a Roadie ๐ŸŽธ

Disclaimer: Explicit Language, sex and drug references. Good News-We can all get vaxxed! Interview-Author Joel Miller takes us on the road with Stone Temple Pilots, Poison and more in his new book Memoir of a Roadie. It's a rocket-ride of famous faces from rock, film and tv having the time of their lives, so buckle up! Parody Commercial-Masterpiece Theater presents Memoir of a Roadie. Buy the Book-Memoir of a Roadie on Amazon Listen to Party Like a Rock Star podcast, hosted by Joel...


56-๐ŸŽง Jodi Krangle's Advice for Voice Actors ๐ŸŽค

The Daily Detour season 1 finale is all about SOUND! *Guest * Jodi Krangle is a voice-actor. She also hosts her own podcast, which is all about Audio Branding. Jodi will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about making money with your voice, her new-found love of ASMR, sound-therapy, job-stealing robots and what "golden handcuffs" means in the v.o. industry. *Hear more from Jodi Krangle at... audiobrandingpodcast.com Clubhouse Wednesdays at 11am/PST, 2pm/EST. *Good...


55- ๐ŸŽฉ The Alice Cooper โšฐ๏ธ Army ๐ŸŽธ

Guest Latricia Lenhart is founder of the first and biggest Alice Cooper fan-group on Facebook. We talk about our fandom, discuss the new album "Detroit Stories", and play Cooper-themed versions of This or That and Would You Rather. Bonus From the archives, my dream-come-true interview with Alice Cooper which was recorded in support of his Eyes of Alice Cooper tour. Good News If youโ€™re a teen in Phoenix Arizona, you can get music and art lessons, dance training, and instruction in...


54-Andy Kindler Will No Longer Hug You ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ˜‚

Disclaimer It's a comedy podcast. There's explicit language. Guest Andy Kindler from "Bob's Burgers" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" talks about his album "Hence, the Humor" and opens up about his struggles with anxiety and OCD. Also discussed: becoming like Howard Hughes during the pandemic, and his time doing remote broadcast bits for David Letterman. Plus racism, bigotry, Rachel Ray, dog food, asbestos blankies... pretty much everything you can think of. Good News With pipes in Texas...


53-โ˜•๏ธ Coffee with a Porn Star ๐Ÿ†โญ๏ธ

Disclaimer Explicit language. Announcement NEW! The Daily Detour now has a blog! This will be a place to find text versions of things you heard on the podcast, with additional info and commentary, and lovely full-color pictures! Check it out here. Guest ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Derek Hynes lives in Galway, Ireland and helps his family run their 100 year old candy shop. He loves to travel and is coffee buddies with a porn-star in Los Angeles. He once hung out with Fight Club author Chuck Paliniuk. And we both...


52-The Politics of Late Night ๐ŸŒ›with Laurie Kilmartin ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Good News A Hawaiian girl moves to Wisconsin and learns that biking to work in the winter is f-ing freezing! If only she can win the car her job is raffling off... Also: Dan has good news about his mother. Guest Comedian Laurie Kilmartin tells us what itโ€™s like to write for a Late Night Night TV talk-show (Conan). She has some advice for moms. And once had a prostitute for a room-mate! Sadly, she also lost her mom to Covid pretty early in the pandemic, and she shares the experience in a...


51-Seattle VS Spokane with Phillip Kopczynski

Thanks to Dry Bar Comedy for letting us use a concert clip of today's guest. Dry Bar specializes in clean comedy specials, and we can't thank them enough. Check them out here! Disclaimer This episode is not clean. Guest Comedian Phillip Kopczynski and Dan talk terrorist beards, the Covid map of the U.S., dumb radio show names, the meaning of "Chunder", Honky Tonk bigotry, violence on TV, Seattle vs Spokane and much more. Good News Marine Captain Evan Campbell, who escorted Lady Gaga...


Ep50-๐Ÿ˜ท My Mom Has Covid

Disclaimer Explicit language, sex and drug references. Important Announcement 1 Dan is taking a short hiatus. The podcast will return on February 8th, changing to a weekly podcast for the time-being. More about this on today's episode. Important Announcement 2 Dan's elderly mother now has Covid-19. Please keep her in your thoughts. Thank you. Good News A High School in Texas has a FREE grocery store. Guest Comedian Ian Bagg and Dan discuss odd news items including a flasher, a knife...


Ep49-Does My 2nd Vaccine Shot ๐Ÿ’‰ Need to Be the Same Kind?

Disclaimer Explicit language and drug references. Covid Update The UK strain of Covid, has arrived in Nevada. The Brazil mutation is in Minnesota. Also: Does your 2nd vaccine shot need to be from the same company? Good News Is a dog man's best friend? This story will leave no doubt. Guest Comedian Ian Bagg and Dan discuss life after Covid, what the USA means to immigrants, and whether empathy can coexist with capitalism. Dr. Ouchy reveals why he has an extra spring in his step, and...


Ep48-Customer Support Theatre ๐ŸŽญ

Guest Comedian Ian Bagg says everything you want to say about people who don't follow pandemic protocols. Good News IKEA buys a forest. Customer Support Theatre Dan performs the transcript from his head-spinning customer service chat, in an effort to get HBO Max on his... "streaming device." Headlines and Punchlines Bernie Sanders memes are everywhere! A lawmaker in Oklahoma has introduced a bill that would allow "Bigfoot hunting in the state." Tom Brady is going to the Super Bowl...


Ep47-๐Ÿ˜ฒ James Corden Said What? ๐Ÿคฃ

Disclaimer Explicit language, including one F-Bomb. Guest Comedian Andrew Orolfo talks EDM, his celebrity crush, and tells Dan what he really thinks of James Corden. Good News A student facing financial hardship gets help from the last place you'd expect. Headlines Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States at noon yesterday. Kamala Harris became the first female vice-president in our history. President Trump pardoned a lot of folks. Four of the major news networks......


Ep46-Dan Gets Sick ๐Ÿคฎ on a Plane โœˆ๏ธ

Disclaimer This episode contains a bit of explicit language. Good News The youngest poet laureate ever to recite at a President's Inauguration. Plus a Greyhound goes viral for imitating his owner's limp! Guest Comedian Andrew Orolfo talks about traveling to the Philippines, how he met mentor Jo Koy, and swaps airplane horror stories with Dan. Headlines Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to...


Ep45-The Exploding๐Ÿ’ฅVagina ๐Ÿ‘ Candle ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

Guest Comedian Andrew Orolfo is a rising star. He talks with Dan about their mutual pandemic paranoia, who Andrew's influences are, and how a spontaneous trip to an open mic night set him on his comedy path. Good News A teenager saves her family from their burning home. Why could she smell the danger, while they could not? Headlines President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to cancel the KEYSTONE pipeline. Melania Trump will become the only modern first lady NOT to invite the incoming first...


Ep44-๐Ÿค” Can You Name These Movies? ๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽž

Guest Bob Bergen (Porky Pig) discusses a typical work day as a voice-actor, takes a pop-quiz on his own filmography (play along), shares his thoughts on the Cancel Culture, and has Dan thinking about getting an Alexa. Good News America's late poet-laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou, gets her very own Barbie! MLK Day Today we reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Dan has some thoughts on that. Headlines President Trump is not planning on going to President-elect Joe Biden's...


Ep43-When Porky ๐Ÿท Met the President ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Good News Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson delivers a $30,000 present to an old friend. Headlines Dollar General is offering extra pay to their workers who get vaccinated. Europe has instituted a curfew from 6pm to 6am. Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Showbiz News McCauley Culkin has expressed his support for removing President Trump's cameo from Home Alone 2. DC and Marvel want extremists to stop appropriating their characters and...