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Dale’s Comb Over Challenge – A New Promo!

Season 7 Promo: Comb Over

Dale Seever. Fashion icon. Podcaster. Person with a difficult relationship with Time Warner Cable service representatives. He’s got a new season coming up full of great guests, new ties, and the same stunning hair style. Get excited for September 24. Here’s another new promo. We challenge you to watch it. And then send a pic of your own favorite comb over! Enjoy!

Dale Radio Summer Bonus: Jessi Klein on Don Pardo

Getty Images photo of Don Pardo.

Getty Images photo of Don Pardo.

Dale throws it wayyyyy back to his very first live show on this summer bonus edition. Dale shares some thoughts on Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, and legendary Saturday Night Live announcer, Don Pardo. Don held a big place in Dale’s heart and as a way to honor him, he found this short clip from our first show featuring the brilliant comedian and writer, Jessi Klein. Jessi was at SNL for a short while and she shares a funny story about Don from her time there.

Enjoy the end of summer, everyone! Dale returns with a brand new season on September 24th. Till next time…

Dale’s Secrets of Success

Get ready, lovers of quality entertainment!

Dale’s brewing up some magic for season 7!

OH. MY. GOODNESS! Summer is coming to an end, which means a brand new season of Dale Radio is on the horizon. Along with all those pictures of young people heading off to kindergarten, you’re going to start seeing lots of teary Facebook posts about podcasters on their way back to work! We’re excited about what’s in store for us – and you – as part of the seventh sensational season of Dale Radio which premieres 9/24. Here’s a peek into Dale’s world wherein he offers some secrets to his amazing success.

Shot by the brilliant Jason Beasley and edited by the in-house production team. Thanks, gang!

Dale Guests in a New Music Video! (NSFW)

This fella looks familiar! And tasty!

This fella looks familiar! And tasty!

Folks, you know Dale doesn’t usually work blue, but when his old friend Andrew Bancroft (who appeared on the Season 6 Season Premiere episode here as MC Jelly Donut) called him up and offered him a role in a new music video, Dale arrived with his shirt off, ready to go. Not his first time in the music video business! He knew what to do. I think you’ll agree that he soars as the married farmer, Elmer Moody. Dale invented a complicated backstory for the troubled character and hopefully you can see the long years of struggle that Dale was able to channel in this breakout performance, which is sure to win him a number of major awards. Dale has since gone on to appear as a Farmer’s Table in weddings, bat mitzvahs, and several wakes upstate.

If you’re somewhere away from work and don’t mind a little off-color language, this video is available on Funny or Die and YouTube. But we figured why not just put it here for safe keeping! Enjoy “Foodie” by Jelly D, Ashkon, & Daveed Diggs:

Dale Radio Behind the Scenes: Birth of an Icon


Folks! This week we take a look behind the teal fabric to reveal what goes into making another sizzling season of Dale Radio. Most of you know that every summer we commission a talented artist to create a new graphic identity for the podcast. This icon becomes the internet signature of the show, and makes it easy to find the program on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever fine podcasts are listed. We also use this icon for Dale’s social media sites, so you always have a visual reference for your man in the Gowanus. You can view all the past icons – including the first few designed by Dale himself – over on our Past Seasons page.

For Season 7, we reached out to Brooklyn-based artist, Louie Chin. For more on Louie, visit his website and you’ll see why he caught our eye.

So what goes into making the icon? Below we present a number of revisions that Louie sent to Dale, as the artist worked to achieve the perfect Seever look. To start things going, Louie offered two directions. The first featured Dale sitting amidst the detritus of the Gowanus, which also looked a little like he lived in an alley. (Not so far off, but still…)

The other seemed like it would read better when reduced and with a logo. Also this reminded Dale of Edward R. Murrow, with whom he shares a passion for looking stoic and reading stuff off of loosely held lined papers.2DRLogo

So Louie worked from there and sent in this more refined take complete with logo:

The only problem was that Dale thought Louie had made him look a little to handsome!

Yet, Dale still felt that the hair was not yet as dynamic as it is in real life, so he asked for one last revision:

Dale loved it, and he loves it even more in color:

Look for Dale’s hot new podcast icon everywhere! And if you happen to find it on iTunes – why not leave a rating or a review. Every star counts!! Then remember that Season 7 returns with a big live show on September 24th at 8pm in The PIT’s Underground space in NYC. Enjoy those whiskey snowcones, folks!

Dale’s Tubing Again!

Lots of things to look at!

Lots of things to look at!

Hey there, gang! Dale just got back from a whirlwind couple of shows on the road. He visited a duck palace in Memphis, begged for moonpies in St. Louis, and got the usual fun crowds for his impromptu performances outside Au Bon Pain at LaGuardia International Airport.

Now that he’s back, he’s been busy retooling the Official Dale Radio YouTube page. You can find that here: In addition to the first season of his webseries, Spending Time With, you can now subscribe and be alerted whenever he adds a new video excerpt from the live shows, or the additional exclusive video content he’s cooking up this summer.

Thanks to Bill Scurry, Jason Beasley, and Steve O’Reilly, and everyone else who’s been helping with these video nuggets! Hope you’ll watch, share, and enjoy. It’s like an audio podcast with pictures!!

Dale’s producer James Bewley is also getting in on the performing act, so be sure and check out his website for details on upcoming shows this summer.

Here’s Dale’s chat with the fantastic Jessica Delfino which features a special song from her new album:

Farewell To A Spectacular Sixth Season!

A final toast to the season. Photo by Jena Cumbo.

A final toast to the season. Photo by Jena Cumbo.

Folks. We want to thank everyone involved in making our sixth season of Dale Radio such a success. We performed in multiple new venues, made guest appearances on stellar talk shows, commissioned a dazzling new special-occasion cape, took the show on the road to San Francisco, met Steve Buscemi, named a new ice cream flavor, participated in three outstanding festivals, and talked to an amazing lineup of talented individuals. Our audience has grown and grown over this time, with record numbers tuning in to the podcast and turning up for the live shows. To all who came out and to all who listened from afar, you are truly the best.

A special note of gratitude to our fine guests this season. This list is so fantastic, we can hardly believe it: Seaton Smith, Molly Pope, Jibz Cameron, Andrew Bancroft, Katie Mullins, Joy Yoon, Miriam Katz, Cammi Climaco, Dan Wilbur, Ophira Eisenberg, Leah Bonnema, Sarah Pappalardo & Beth Newell, Jon Friedman, Melanie Hamlett, Ada Calhoun, Becky Yamamoto, Carmen Lynch, John Howell Harris, Erik Tanouye, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Marcie Hume, Jarell Perry, Catie Lazarus, Halle Kiefer, XNY, Adam Conover, Claudia Cogan, Chris Lamberth, Awkwafina, Lane Moore, Adira Amram, Keisha Zollar, Drew Grant, Allen Katz, Asie Mohtarez, Mary Van Note, Angus MacLane, DUCKWRTH, Paul Charney & Marc Vogl, Eliot Glazer, Brooke Van Poppelen, Scott Rogowsky, Sue Smith, Sharon Spell, Doogie Horner, Alison Leiby & Alyssa Wolff, Lauren Maul, Phoebe Robinson, Livia Scott, Maris Kreizman, Cocoon Central Dance Team, Mindy Tucker, Anna Drezen, Rob Michael Hugel, Megan Neuringer, Dave Hill, Giulia Rozzi, Laura Prangley, DJ Rekha, Rachel Rosenthal, Jess Eddy & Crista Freeman, Katharine Heller, Nikki Glaser, Jean Grae, Streeter Seidell, and Jessica Delfino.

All of these folks are enormous talents with great projects out there that you should be checking out. We cultivate the show to highlight people who are at the forefront of culture, pushing things forward, and definitely the group you’ll be hearing more from as the years go on. So please, visit their sites, purchase their books and albums and films, and go see them live. We support a vibrant creative community over here on Dale Radio! To hear Dale engage with any of his guests from this season – just click on over to the Listen by Episode feature on our Past Seasons page.

Thanks also to another great talent, the fella who weaves the shows together with his music and insightful questions, our Musical Director, Steve O’Reilly. He makes the stage less lonely, he does.

There’s many other folks who help out with the show – Christine & Kevin & everyone at our new home the PIT; Jena Cumbo and Leah Rae Zimmerman for their photography; Bill Scurry for his video prowess; Julie Miller for encouraging g-chats; Andrea Simmons for her PR work; the gang at Union Hall for their hospitality during our run there; Lecy Goranson for connecting me to a new venue; Katie Mullins for her theme song; Sunil Manchikanti for his great season icon; Daniel Spenser for making such a great logo that I will use over and over again, and to the many family and friends who come out month after month to see the live show, or who provide such great reviews on itunes…you are in our hearts forever.

For those of you who missed the last show – we’ll be doling it out in bits over the month – along with some new video content – but here’s Dale’s monologue to close out the season. Thanks to Bill for putting this together:

Dale Radio Season 6 Live Season Finale: Dale’s Monologue from Dale Seever on Vimeo.

Have a wonderful summer, everyone! And remember to stock up on your Dale Radio for your summer getaways! He goes great with pie and sunsets!