Actor, writer, and comedy mastermind Alex Song-Xia (Rick and Morty, The Squirrel Comedy Theatre) is on the show to discuss the adolescent masterpiece that is “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus. Reaching back into our vault of past Repeater guests, we surprised Alex with Wheatus frontman Brendan B Brown! The episode begins with a discussion around how and perhaps why “Teenage Dirtbag” entered Alex’s life sometime around 2013 and what has made it their most-played song according to Last.fm. Around the 25-minute mark, Brendan joins the conversation to answer questions about the song, discuss its staying power, and pitch Alex on his dream for a Wheatus and Rick and Morty collaboration. Bringing these two fans of each other together is truly a dream and makes for a very special episode.
For this episode, we’re donating to Heart of Dinner, an inspiring organization that has been so important since the Covid pandemic hit New York. Heart of Dinner exists to combat food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community. Please join us in supporting this amazing org.