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It’s Deep Night, Do You Know Who Dale’s Guests Are?


Friends! Our energies shall become one! Join Dale for this new chapter in his life and the first episode of our ninth season. We at Dale HQ are beyond excited to see Dale sit down with his fantastic guests. He’s talking to people who identify with various nighttime spirits: mountain pairs, moths, comets, and raging campfires. With the otherworldly accompaniment from theremin virtuoso, Cornelius Loy, Dale welcomes storyteller, author and podcast host, Dan Kennedy; theater director, Rachel Chavkin; comedian and performer Rosebud Baker; and legendary NY singer and actor, Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks)! We’ll also be visited by James Habacker, the impresario in charge of The Slipper Room!

Here’s the info you need to attend:
Deep Night With Dale!
Season 9 Premiere with Julee Cruise, Dan Kennedy, Rachel Chavkin, and Rosebud Baker with music by Cornelius Loy.

Wednesday, September 28th 8pm/Doors at 7pm
Tickets are $10 (advance)/$12 (at the door) with $25 VIP seating available.
Ticket link is here:

Now some video clips that give a sense of Dale’s guests and their work:
Julee Cruise has lent her voice and skills as a character actor to many fine productions. Dale promises not to only focus on one of his favorites, that of the Roadhouse Singer from Twin Peaks, but he did have many wonderful evenings playing this song through his car stereo while looking at the stars and then getting very scared of the dark. You remember this one:

Dan Kennedy is a master storyteller and writer. He’s the host of numerous MOTH live slams and events around the country as well as the host of the acclaimed MOTH Podcast. Dale recommends subscribing to that show if you haven’t already. Lots of great stories and a fine way to make your commute more enjoyable. Here’s a story from Dan that Dale is fond of:

Rachel Chavkin is the artistic director of the theater collective TEAM. In that role she’s created many outstanding new works for the stage. One of those projects, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, was championed and developed with the help of our friends at Ars Nova in NYC and is now about to make its Broadway debut. Here’s a very informative look at the show:

Comedian Rosebud Baker is a favorite of Dale’s, since she also happens to be among the more mystically-minded in the comedy circuit. She can read the heck out of a deck of tarot cards and is sure to teach Dale a thing or two about the spirit realm. She’s also a co-host of the Netflix Campfire podcast. Here’s a stand up set from earlier this year:

And our band leader for the evening – and band for that matter, is the talented virtuoso of the theremin, Cornelius Loy. Here’s Loy demonstrating the wonderful instrument that Dale is wild for:


Deep Night Debuts at The Slipper Room 9/28


Dale has all seven chakras lit up in anticipation of bringing the Deep Night program to the world famous Slipper Room in New York City’s celebrated Lower East Side. Wednesday, September 28th, the doors open at 7pm for the 8pm season nine premiere of the long-running, most unusual talk show. Dale’s had a busy summer, getting remarried, discovering his healing energies, and getting a whole new wardrobe (at the insistence of his new wife). So look for a very mystically-minded Dale to open up some real energy vortexes with his fabulous guests. All for just $10. Get tickets!

These guests. Folks. I tell ya. These are some guests. Rachel Chavkin? Oh she’s just the director of a little soon-to-be-Broadway smash, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. We think after her appearance on Deep Night, she’ll probably want to add one more name to that title. (Dale. She’ll want to add Dale.) Mr. Seever is so excited to talk to Rachel in the days before this show opens. We’ll post a profile of Rachel and the other guests soon, so you know what you’re in for. But it’s terribly exciting – and something Dale does well – to capture talented people right as they break into the big time. Rachel is accomplished in many other theatrical endeavors, and we’ll be sure to cover them on the 28th at 8pm at THE SLIPPER ROOM!

Did we mention you can get tickets? You can do that by clicking here!

What about Dan Kennedy? He’s the host of The MOTH podcast and a very funny and compelling writer. Dan and Dale will get into some great story swapping during the evening. Dale’s also pleased to welcome the talented Rosebud Baker, a comedian in New York who is the co-host of the Netflix Campfire Podcast and appears regularly around town at The Stand and Caroline’s. This show will also feature a special guest conjured from the ether. WHAT KNOWLEDGE CAN WE GAIN!! So stay tuned for more about that as the week goes on.

We may also get a visit from James who runs The Slipper Room, and has really transformed it into a dream destination for variety shows, burlesque, vaudeville, comedy, and more. We cannot wait to take the stage. JUST LOOK AT THAT STAGE! And and and…we have music all evening from the marvelous maestro of the theremin, Cornelius Loy. A THEREMIN!! An instrument of magic and science!

Ok. More about this show will be rolled out all week. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic season! Get some tickets. Tell your friends. Join us in the DEEP NIGHT!
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Dale Radio Season 8: Dale Jumps Ship


Dale concludes his eighth enlightening season, with a few thoughts on responsibility and what’s ailing the world at this moment. While ever-optimistic about the future (and about to enter a deep freeze for the summer months), Dale begins to wonder about the dangers of building a new Noah’s Ark in coal mining country; what it means to include dinosaurs on that Ark; the puzzling absence of people of color in the fantasy realm; and ways we can all do better to affirm our ally status to those in need of support. He also reports back from a major podcast festival in Chicago and thanks his many guests and listeners who have joined him throughout the season. This episode features short musical clips from Alexa Wilding’s latest EP Wolves, available via itunes or other fine purveyors of musical offerings.

Dale loves bringing the work of these talented individuals to you and he hopes you’ll enjoy checking out their work and supporting their many creative endeavors. Buy their books, see their movies, watch their shows, listen to their podcasts, and download their albums. You can’t go wrong with this group!

Thanks to all who contributed on air and behind the scenes for Season 8 including Harvestworks, Chris Shockwave Sullivan, Jenny Fine, Mindy Tucker, San Frangeles, Steve O’Reilly, SF Sketchfest, Joe’s Pub, the Hammer Museum UCLA, George Nachtrieb, Creme Fatale, and Katrina, Pepsee, and the extended Seever family. Thanks also to our sponsors

Special thanks to everyone who recorded a fine and funny and oftentimes sad, character portrait at the top of many of the shows this season including those told by Val Roder, Jenny Rubin, Alison Zeidman, Jamie Aderski, Julie Kottakis, Andrew Bancroft, Leslie Goshko, Claire Downs, Justin Carroll, Baby Pepsee, SOLOCOM performers (David Lawson, Joanna Shaw Flamm, Lori Hammel, Amanda Miller, Lauren Maul, and Rory Scholl), Jenny Jaffe, Daniel Lee, and Juliana Brecher.

The new season of Dale Radio emerges in September. Till then…have a great summer! Send pics!


Dale Radio Season 8: Erin Markey


Dale enjoys a confluence of interests and identities in this conversation with the multi-talented, New York-based performer Erin Markey. A consistent presence on various Must-See/Funniest Ever lists, Erin talks with Dale about the origins of her work in performance; her many contributions to the famed Our Hit Parade show at Joe’s Pub; some awful places she’s worked; and some stray thoughts about Charlotte’s Web. If only an intelligent creature would write “Some Podcaster” above Dale’s sleeping trough at night, maybe he’d make it into the new and noteworthy section of iTunes. Another fine episode that helps illuminate the strong work being created at the intersection of comedy and theater. Plus Dale is just back from Idaho where he discovered a new mantra and the power of energy healing!

To see Erin Markey in person, be sure to get to The Duplex on the last Weds of every month for her new show, Erin Markey: Humping a Gatorade Bottle. Tickets are $15, for the 9:30pm show, and they usually sell out, so what are you waiting for?
More info on the show via TimeOut. Be sure to follow along with Erin at

Photo included in original post of Erin by Amos Mac.


Dale Radio Season 8: Jo Firestone


Dale fits more pieces into his personal life puzzle thanks to a return visit from comedian Jo Firestone. One of the city’s most prolific performers, Jo shares some insights into her life as a comedy writer and producer. Dale and Jo also discuss the reason for wax museums, good ways to spend an afternoon, Jo’s radio program Dr. Gameshow, sick days, secrets held in women’s bodies, and the mysterious functions of the human brain. At one point Dale completely loses it, while Jo accurately describes a common problem for casual jigsaw enthusiasts. This episode is sponsored by

Jo is a writer on The Chris Gethard Show which airs on Fusion. Chris and Dale took a ride through New Jersey not long ago in the Spending Time With webseries, but you can find Chris and Jo together Thursday, June 23, at The Bell House in Brooklyn (near the Gowanus!) trying to make each other feel weird as past of FIREGETH. Tickets are available at


Dale Radio Season 8: So Moved


Dale reflects on the recent tragedy in Orlando and offers some words of support to his friends in the LGBTQ community. Dale takes a cue from his Quaker forefathers and breaks his silence to share some thoughts on tolerance, respect, and love. Rather than write a long post on his Facebook wall, he speaks directly and from the heart in this solo episode. He also recounts some early experiences with jealousy that maybe he should work on in a truth circle.

A podcast might not be the most effective tool for showing the full depth of our support, but we here at Dale HQ want our gay friends to know that we care about them and love them very much. Reach out, show compassion, demonstrate kindness. Only through action can we make a difference.


Dale Radio Season 8: Alix Lambert


Dale dodges haunted carriages in New Orleans and returns to New York in time for a conversation with artist and filmmaker, Alix Lambert. Dale and Alix have a great deal in common, as both possess a great curiosity about the human spirit. The two sit down for a discussion that focuses on Alix’s film and photographic work, with an emphasis on the ways in which her artistic output portrays individuals sealed off from society, giving voice to those unable to speak out about their experiences. Alix’s work encourages a thoughtful view on the complexity of crime and how an entire society can turn its back on a person in need. Alix has captured and written about some fascinating real-life characters which she and Dale talk about at length as well as her work in television, comedy, and the visual arts.

The new edition of Alix Lambert’s photo book The Mark of Cain is available via Perceval Press It’s an extraordinary work, as is Alix’s film of the same title. Look for Alix’s films including Bayou Blue and Mentor, on itunes or other streaming services.