Archive for the Podcast Category

Guests: Comedians Gregg Gethard (Bedtime Stories, The Best Show on WFMU) and Jim Grammond (Reasonable Discourse with Jerks)

Topics: Failures! Trumpet Failure, Flugelhorn Failure, Work Failure, Greeting Card Failure, Comedy Failure, Matching Hats Failure, Mütter Museum, Marching Bands, Pica, Charlie Chaplin, Back on My Feet, Ben Franklin plus Stories of Triumph!

Playlist: “Oh Canyon” by Fenster, “Sail to The Sun off of Afraid of Heights” by Wavves, and “Bellio” by Dutch Uncles.

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Hello Everybody!

The President of the Internet contacted me today to say Used Wigs Radio is no longer allowed to broadcast. I know, weird right? Anyway, he felt seven years of us producing high quality downloadable entertainment was enough and it was time for us to leave and put our mics, voice modulators and elaborate recording equipment on craigslist. We agreed.

So, to comply with the Internet, we are ending our show.

It’s been a lot of fun and a long super silly ride. When Russ, Todd and I started the show in 2005 there were only two other podcasts in the world, Beef Talk (meat podcast) and The Buffy Zone (podcast devoted to Buffy The Vampire movie, not the TV show). We felt like pioneers! Back then, only one of us was married and we now have 3 wives and 6 kids between us (four are named Olivia). We had a ball together, made a ton of great friends, chatted with many wonderful guests and spun a lot of killer tunes! Thanks to the good people at L’etage, World Cafe Live, Milk Boy and Russ Starke Studios (all three locations) for putting us up over the years. Kisses to Lisa, Heather and Kelly too for letting us have fun and joining in the nonsense. We are lucky guys!

The monthly podcast is over but we hope (and plan) to be back in the Spring for a couple big live shows (band, comics, cage fights, kissing booths, etc.).

It’s serious talk time now (ask the kids to leave the room): A million thanks and hugs to everyone who has listened over the years, came out to our live shows, gave advice, busted balls, bought t-shirts, and took the time to say hi or just leave a nice comment. I love you all for that and I love my little podcasting brothers Russ and Todd. They always made this cranky 63-year-old man feel young with their energy and smarts and passion and accents and hairy exteriors. Again, love them!

Please feel free to check out past episodes.

- Jeff

Guest: Doctor Dave

Topics: Dumb Questions for a Smart Doctor, Unique Baby Names, Wilson Phillips, Scrubs, Doctor Shows, Using Facebook to Find a Doctor, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, Werewolf Syndrome, Bezoar Collection, Signature Doctor Looks, Disorderlies, Fred Flintstone’s Amnesia, Rectal Tones, Stan Lee, Mœbius, DogFish Head Beer and The Inbetweeners.

Playlist: “The Men’s Room At The Airport” by Karl Hendricks Trio and “Hospital Beds” by Cold War Kids

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast98.mp3

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Listen to members of the Talking Heads trash talk the head Head in my interview with the Tom Tom Club.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/TomTomClub.mp3

More: www.tomtomclub.net

Guest: Author, editor and keyboardist Chris Illuminati

Topics: The Good and Bad of Summer, Summer Romances, Dumb Fireworks, Country Music, Water Ice, The Outer Banks, Guidos, Meeting Twitter Friends, Smut Mags, Beer Garnishes, Vacation Buffets, Reggie Watts, Pixar, The Illuminati and Arsenio Hall.

Playlist: “Hash” by Easter Island and “Worst Song Medley” by Garfunkel and Oates

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast97.mp3

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Guests: Mike Garcia (Comedian & Former Student)

Topics: Learning to Ride a Bike, Feeling Old at Concerts, Stand-Up Comedy, Crazy School Trips, Beastie Boys, MCA, Todd Was a Horrible Young Person, Class Clowns/Jerks, Broken Noses, Harmless Pranks, Destroying Pianos, Open Mics, Stop Motion Animation, Giant T-Shirts and Kid Hernias.

Playlist: “Neighborhood Song” by Restorations and “Bittersweet Sympathy” by When Saints Go Machine

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast96.mp3

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Guests: Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty), Bevan McShea (The Phoenix Veil) & comedian Rachel Bensen

Topics: Female Comedian Problems, Bobbleheads, Hobo Overkill, Comforters, Bad Roommates, Annoying Marathon Runners, Popcorn Cooking Tips, Cheap Trick, Fugazi, City Gardens, Punk Shows, First Punk Bands You Loved, Dinosaur Rock and Bands You’ll Always Go See.

Playlist: “Dag Nasty,” “Under Your Influence” and “All Ages Show” by Dag Nasty. “A Novel Idea” and “Fathers” by The Phoenix Veil.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast95.mp3

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Guests: Nikki Walter & Dan Eastman

Topics: “Wow, That Was Close!” Stories, Baby-Endangering Chandeliers, Child-Swallowing Moon Bounces, Teen-Tripping Canadian Ice, Knife-Wielding Beggars, Hitting Heads and Seeing Stars, Drinking After-Shave, Cold Springs Junkyards, Throwing Fireworks at Friends, Todd’s Real Last Name and Park-Bench-Crushing Beer Trucks!

Playlist: “Fall In” by Cloud Nothings and “Nothing to Worry About” by Peter Bjorn and John.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast94.mp3

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Guests: Eric Smith & Yis Goodwin (NoseGo)

Topics: New Orleans, Prostitutes, Video Games, Designing iPhone Apps, Murals, CosPlay, Horrible Weight Loss Tips, Geekadelphia, Tattoo Conventions, Tertiary Star Wars Characters, Chip Tune Music, Master Chief Armor, Penguin Disbelief, “Hunger Games,” and Art Inspirations.

Playlist: “Ruby” by Cheap Girls, “Chi-Town” by The Cribs and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast93.mp3

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Topics: Bands Overcoming Novelty Songs, Bridesmaids, The Oscars, Technology Overload, Answering Machines, Party Lines, NPR Slinging the Guilt, Russ’s Spreadsheet Update, Punk Bands and Terrible TV Product Placements.

Playlist: “Waiting for Something” by Nada Surf, “Lightshow” by Plants and Animals, “Forever Won’t Wait” by the Steve Adamyk Band and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast92.mp3

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