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My Favorite Things is a podcast hosted by Mike Truesdale where he and a guest talk about a shared favorite thing of theirs. New episodes every Friday!

My Favorite Things is a podcast hosted by Mike Truesdale where he and a guest talk about a shared favorite thing of theirs. New episodes every Friday!
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My Favorite Things is a podcast hosted by Mike Truesdale where he and a guest talk about a shared favorite thing of theirs. New episodes every Friday!




Covers with Julia Nunes

Julia Nunes (AKA jaaaaaaa) comes over to hang out and talk covers with me. We talk about the integral part that playing covers played in her musical evolution, some of her collaborations and original music and sucking at taking compliments. Also, brief talk about how art kills fascism!


Carrie Fisher with Eileen Mullane

After another shitty week of 2016, the biggest Carrie Fisher fan in the world, my wife, Eileen Mullane, returns to the podcast to talk about the icon. We talk about her film career, her books, Debbie Reynolds and just how fucking funny she was. We also talk about aliens, why Eileen still hasn't seen the original Star Wars and the Illuminati.


DIY with Kate Frisbee

Kate Frisbee (Quick Draw, The Middle, 2 Broke Girls) brings her handy ass over to talk about the wonderful option of DIY. We talk about all the nifty ways she's improved her own home, pitch a stoner home makeover show and she tells the story of how she found herself almost $2 million in debt at the tender age of 24. Know her when the apocalypse comes, she will save us all.


Jon Stewart with Michael Feldman

Michael Feldman (Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over, Deadbeat, Former Daily Show employee!) joins me to talk about the legacy of Jon Stewart and his impact on The Daily Show, satire and fake news. We also help each other decompress and Feldman talks about his time as a young intern and P.A. at The Daily Show under Jon Stewart.


L.A. with Misty Monroe

Misty Monroe (Unapologetically Black, Foursome, Fresh Off the Boat) travels across the entire subject of this episode just to talk about it; Los Angeles, California. We talk about growing up in LA, Angelenos, race relations in LA, comedy, the "Lakerfication" of sports and of course, food. We also talk about Misty's brilliant one-woman show, Unapologetically Black.


Food with Farley Elliott

Farley Elliott (Eater, UCB, Author!) gives me a deep dive into the food culture of Los Angeles, what cities could possibly compare, and we talk about some of our favorite foods and eateries. Also, just a lot of burrito talk. Buy Farley's book, Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks here:

Gene Wilder with Michael Aspinwall

My good pal, Michael Aspinwall returns to talk about the brilliance of a lived by Gene Wilder. We reflect on his greatest films, partnerships, and contributions to the world. From Young Frankenstein to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to Blazing Saddles, The Frisco Kid, Stir Crazy, Haunted Honeymoon and beyond; Gene Wilder left his mark on comedy and art. We also talk about the power of Fuck You. Donate to the Alzheimer's Association here: RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016

USC Trojans Football with Ryan Moore

Basketball coach and scout, Ryan Moore crosses the sports aisle to talk about our shared love for USC Trojans Football. We talk everything from OJ to Sark, Reggie Bush's vacated awards, tailgating, NCAA's convenient definition of amateur, beating UCLA, reluctantly liking Josh Rosen, when one should stop being a sports fan and I dust off my Petros Papadakis impression. We also talk about this, that and the other. Support Jay Miller's GoFundMe here:...

Mix Tapes with Florence Hartigan

Florence Hartigan comes bearing the gift of a mix tape for me as we talk about the construction of a good mix tape and our fond memories of mix tapes past. We also talk about Florence's musical upbringing in New Zealand, making music, High Fidelity, and how I didn't make her a mix tape before we recorded this podcast. Also, enjoy some music from Florence Hartigan at the end of this episode. Listen to the mix tape Flo made me here:...

Impressions with Lauren O'Brien

Lauren O'Brien (First Impressions, Comedy!) talks impressions with me. We also talk about shitty jobs, being Irish and for some reason we talked about racism for a second.

Racial Harmony with Walter Clark

Walter Clark joins me to talk about racial harmony and what steps we need to take to achieve it. We discuss Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter, the mass shooting in Dallas, White Privilege and Walter explains how the lack of mental health care and the stigma against it in the black community is a major factor in perpetuating their marginalization and oppression.

Bob Seger with Matt Cook

Matt Cook returns once again to the podcast to romanticize rock legend, Bob Seger. We listen to vinyls of Live Bullet and Nine Tonight and discuss following your dreams Against the Wind, the times I almost beat the shit out of Matt during those crazy Hollywood Nights and how learning how to fuck in cars is a timeless adolescent tradition.

Love with Courtney Pauroso & Eileen Mullane

Courtney Pauroso (Key & Peele, CollegeHumor, We Should Have A Podcast) returns to the podcast to have an impromptu and candid chat about love with me and my wife, Eileen Mullane. We play MASH for Courtney, talk about good marriages and why Courtney should be a cult leader.

Pride with Michael Rachlis

Michael Rachlis (Life's A Drag, Storytelling, Comedy!) is my guest this week to talk about and celebrate Pride. We also reflect on the horrific events of Orlando, he gives me some perspective on the Noah Galvin-Colton Haynes controversy and a lesson in drag. This episode is dedicated to all my LGBTQ+ people so I hope you don't hate it.

The 805 With Kassem G

Kassem G joins me this episode to reflect on the area we both came from, the 805. We also talk about starting in comedy, YouTube, Maker Studios, and surprisingly nothing about wolf shirts.

Life with Ross Marquand

Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, The Mindy Project, Impress Me) enjoys a few Sam Adams with me as we talk about life. We explore the widely known fact that impressionists are the best zombie killers, do some impressions and talk about the fluidity of spirituality. Also, lots of clumsy bits from your host.

Impressions With Brock Baker

Man of a Kajillion Voices, Brock Baker drops by to grace me with more than a few of them. Brock is one of most talented dudes in voice acting today and his impressions are flawless. Hear some of his more recent ones as well as a lot from the world of animation. Brock also talks about being on Dana Carvey's USA show, First Impressions and sometimes you won't know who is talking, so that's fun.

50th Episode Spectacular!

It's the 50th episode! As a way to celebrate, I've gone through and dug up some of the great stories and moments from past guests. Here they are in order: 3:11 - Testing for SNL at 20 from Impressions with Piotr Michael 16:46 - Maya Angelou is an asshole from Making Your Own Shit with Drew Droege 19:50 - Living Fast & Loose in Vegas from Vegas with Samantha Jacks 34:40 - Brave New World from Video Games with Matt Cook 40:25 - Old-timey French Prostitute from Medicinal Marijuana with...

Impressions with JQ Cole

JQ Cole graces me with his presence before he moves to London to attend the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. We talk about our time on Impress Me, why we started doing impressions and how JQ's family is better than most family, my words not his. Donate to JQ's GoFundMe:

Chicago Bears with Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson (Blackish, Dry Hump, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) joins me to wallow in the joy and sorrow of being a Chicago Bears fan. We also talk about sports fan who need to grow up, politics for some reason and being in Vegas at the same time 10 years ago before we knew each other.
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