Lorde “Supercut” with Jesse Roth

Evan Forde Barden, Jesse Roth, Patrick Cartelli

Jesse Roth is in the studio to talk about "Supercut" by Lorde. According to Jesse, Melodrama is the album of her life. While Jesse's favorite song on the album changes all of the time, Supercut is the perfect cinematic soundtrack to walking or riding the subway. We're pretty sure Supercut was made for Jesse.

Prior to this album, Jesse hadn't really had a favorite artist. Jesse knew Melodrama was different from the start and she's been obsessing over Lorde ever since. We talk about what it's like to find music this important to you and the impact it can have. Jesse loves this album because it's clear Lorde put a lot of work into this album, and you can feel it. We discuss art you connect with, art that inspires you to make your own, and art that inspires you to be excited about the things you're making.

Jesse tells us the comedy of certain songs, using dance for comedy, and the show where she performed a dance number to Sober.

Hall & Oates “Talking All Night” with Glo Tavarez

Glo Tavarez, Evan Barden, and Pat Cartelli wearing headphones and posing with a cable

The one and only Glo Tavarez joins us in the studio to talk about the Hall & Oates song "Talking All Night." In case you don't already know, Glo is a Hall & Oates megafan—she's heard every song, every album, and even seen them live! It hasn't always been this way though. Glo also tells us about discovering popular music later in life and falling in love with Hall & Oates, hard. It's a celebration of good, fun pop music. Plus, we talk about the must-see web series "Live From Daryl's House."

We go one to share stories of artistic mentors and shepherds, with Glo telling us about The Female Gaze, a long-running show she performed in at UCBT-NY, relating how formative and inspiring it was for her. She also describes the catharsis she felt when The Female Gaze put on a show right after the 2016 presidential election and we celebrate the benefits of having a large network of friends in the comedy world. If belly laughs after a long cry are your thing, you'll deeply relate.

For the back half of the episode, we talk about Dungeons & Dragons! Glo describes the life-changing discovery of D&D and how she became involved in the incredibly fun Second Best: A DnD Adventure Podcast. Pat and Glo talk about the characters they've created and it turns into a fun discussion about consistent and evolving characters both in D&D and in comedy.

Hanson “Mmmbop” with Carly Ann Filbin

On this episode, we have comedian and actor CARLY ANN FILBIN to talk with us about Hanson's smash hit "Mmmbop." If you've never met anyone with an undying love for the band Hanson, strap in.

We kick off the episode by calling out Moviepass for not delivering Carly's card, which she ordered and paid for months ago! Also, Black Panther. After that, we honestly just talk about Hanson the whole time. Carly is such a huge proponent and we think her enthusiasm will make most people who listen to this episode curious about the band and might even convert a few fans. We discuss why they're so great, how huge their family is, what "Mmmbop" means, and which brother is Carly's favorite. She gives you some starting points for getting into Hanson and we hear what it's like to see Hanson 21 times and how competitive their fanbase can be. It's a delightful episode and Pat ends it with a very good joke, so you'll want to listen to the end!



Love Songs Only! 2018 Edition


We continue our annual tradition of LOVE SONGS ONLY for the Valentine's Day edition of the live show and we invite SEVEN wonderful friends to join us for the occasion. We ask everyone to talk about a love song or, at least, a song that's important to their romantic past and boy-howdy did they deliver.

Our guests:

Jenna Marucci (Jenna & Aileen Think You're Great, @jennamarucci)

Bryan Berlin (The Moth, Love Hurts, @berlination)

Kelly McCready (Dobama Theatre, Kraine Theatre, @kellyraemacca)

Lee Hubilla (Hideaway Circus, Magnet Theater, @butactuallee)

Dmitry Shein (Magnet Theater, @dmitryshein)

Molly Kiernan (Magnet Theater, HelloGiggles, @mollybkiernan)

Aileen Danielle Clark (UCB, Jenna & Aileen Think You're Great, @aileenlilhandz)

Plus! We have live music from Queens' own Michael Varamogiannis (@buddhababy323).


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    Evan Barden

    Other half of the Podcaster podcast. Loves the scent of freshly laundered clothes and coffee.

      Patrick Cartelli

      Other half of the Podcaster podcast. Loves the scent of freshly laundered clothes and coffee.