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Los Angeles, CA

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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!

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English


Episodes

Covers with Julia Nunes

2/11/2017
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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!

Duration: 01:31:16


Barack Obama with Jess McKay

1/14/2017
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Jess McKay returns to the podcast for the third time to talk about our President, Barack Obama. We talk about the dignity, grace and good intentions of Obama, the elegance of the first family, how fun Joe Biden is and our flimsy hopes for the incoming administration.

Duration: 01:51:27


Carrie Fisher with Eileen Mullane

12/31/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:55:59


DIY with Kate Frisbee

12/10/2016
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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.

Duration: 01:29:48


Jon Stewart with Michael Feldman

11/26/2016
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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.

Duration: 01:35:06


L.A. with Misty Monroe

9/30/2016
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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.

Duration: 01:46:07


Food with Farley Elliott

9/16/2016
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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: https://www.amazon.com/Los-Angeles-Street-Food-American/dp/1626199914/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Gene Wilder with Michael Aspinwall

9/2/2016
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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: http://alz.org RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016

USC Trojans Football with Ryan Moore

8/26/2016
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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:...

Being Your Best Self with Melissa Stephens

8/19/2016
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Melissa Stephens (Key & Peele, Californication, Fear Based Life) talks with me about the struggle to be your best self. We talk about how career speedbumps almost ruined both of our marriage proposals, auditioning for shitty people and at what point sobriety seems like a pretty good idea.

Mix Tapes with Florence Hartigan

8/12/2016
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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

8/5/2016
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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.

The Beatles with Jess McKay

7/22/2016
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Jess McKay (Jim Henson's Puppet Up, Swazzle, Comedy & Music!) returns to the podcast to talk about the biggest band of all time, The Beatles. We talk about the legacy of John, Paul, George and Ringo, pick a favorite song from most songs and we may even do a drunken Beatles cover.

Racial Harmony with Walter Clark

7/15/2016
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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

7/8/2016
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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.

Game Of Thrones with Dominic Burgess

7/1/2016
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Fresh off the Season 6 finale, Dominic Burgess (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Leftovers, Feud) joins me to talk about Game of Thrones. We also discuss Dominic being one of those good British actors, Brexit and its potential impact on the production of Game of Thrones, the books and as a special treat, actual audio from Dominic's Game of Thrones audition.

Love with Courtney Pauroso & Eileen Mullane

6/24/2016
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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

6/18/2016
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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

6/10/2016
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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

6/3/2016
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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.
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