Category: Podcast Episodes

Dale Radio Season 7: Dan Menke & Arty Need


Dale pulls some strings to get underground with Dan Menke, creator of the Arty Need Show. Arty is a dandy crank of a puppet who hosts his own talk show in the back of a bowling alley. Dan is an upstanding individual with a long career in comedy and viral videos. Dale and Dan talk about classic chat shows, the influence of David Letterman, Amish comics, and the mysterious thrills of Cincinnati. Arty jumps in for a moment to talk about his life in the dark black bag of the entertainment business.

Dale’s Season 7 Finale is May 26th at The People’s Improv Theater at 8pm. With a new lineup featuring Aparna Nancherla, Emma Willmann, Josh Sharp, and Maria Heinegg! Steve O’Reilly is on guitar and Dale’s there to talk through his feelings. Time Out says Dale Radio is the “Best for Fans of Incredible Awkwardness!” OKAY!! That oughta sell some tickets! See you then!

Dale Radio Season 7: Jennifer Wright

Dale concedes that even though his breakup was bad, he never reached the point of building a lifelike replica of his ex out of horsehair and bear skin. The story of that relationship gone south is but one of many included in Jennifer Wright’s forthcoming book, It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the of the Worst Breakups in History. Dale and Jennifer discuss better ways to end it with a loved one (basically anything not involving building a sex doll out of polar bear fur); what it’s like inside a bustling New York newsroom; setting a mood with the Indigo Girls; and the romantic side of The Twilight Zone.

Jennifer’s book is available for pre-order now, via amazon and can be found in bookstores in hardcover on November 3, 2015. A reminder here that the program is sponsored by For a free audio book and thirty-day trial, visit and sign up! Lots of audio content there folks. Do you like audio content? I do. I really do.

Come see Dale Live! May 26th at 8pm at The PIT! It’s the Season Finale and we’re going out in style! Tickets are $10 and available on the PIT’s site or at the door.

Dale Radio Season 7: Dale Collects Pollen


Dale vanishes in a pollen swarm during this solo springtime episode. With a recent bout of warm weather in New York City, Dale takes note of the people parts and accompanying odors that emerge this time of year. He recounts his love of blue light specials, predicts a future of intelligent pests, and offers an advance eulogy for a major office supply chain. The episode is sponsored by Visit for a free audio book and a no risk 30-day trial! NO RISK! Unless you consider getting hooked on audio books a risk.

Dale Radio season finale is May 26th in NYC at The PIT Underground! With special guests, giveaways, and more! Tickets just $10. Come say hello!

Dale Radio Season 7: Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, Anna Callegari, and Brooke Borel


Dale crawls into some dark nooks just out of sight in this special live episode talking about bed bugs and laughter with science writer Brooke Borel along with comedians Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, and Anna Callegari. Fair warning, the group got into some randy subject matter including some bits that might not be so safe for work. We learn about the origins of bed bugs, what it’s like to work for Larry Summers, how to make a TV shoot feel like a kidnapping, and ways for surgeons to be more dramatic. With music by Steve O’Reilly.

Brooke Borel’s book is Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World – which can be purchased at many fine local bookstores, or one giant international online marketplace.

Next up Dale’s guesting on Running Late with Scott Rogowsky with comedy legend Robert Klein on May 21st at Carolines. Then it’s off to Manayunk for a show with past guest Randi Lawson and dear friend, Michael Cornaccia. Info for all shows up on the homepage of The Season 7 Finale episode is coming up May 26th with guests Aparna Nancherla, Josh Sharp, Emma Willmann, and Charla Lauriston! Get some tickets!

Photos of the April live show by Jena Cumbo.

Dale Radio Season 7: Dale Asks Four Questions


Dale props the door open for a ghost to join him at supper in this solo episode, where truth be told, he probably asks more than four questions. He also recorded this podcast lying down, so there’s that. As spring finally arrives, Dale reflects on his spiritual beliefs, biblical subway rides, and time traveling mentors. He also offers thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the big show at Joe’s Pub this last week, and offers some thoughts on how to solve the drought in California.

Next Dale Radio Live is Tuesday, April 28th at The PIT in NYC. Come see Dale discuss bed bugs and comedy with Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, Anna Callegari, and science writer (and bed bug expert) Brooke Borel! Dale’s skin is crawling just thinking about this one. Sleep with your eyes open, folks! And get tickets here.

Dale Radio Season 7: Rebecca Vigil


Dale panics in a very slow cab as he makes his way to Astoria for a conversation with comedic improviser and musical talent, Rebecca Vigil. Dale and Rebecca met backstage of the Running Late with Scott Rogowsky program, which as it turns out, is very appropriate given how late Dale was in reaching Rebecca’s apartment. Once inside and from the comfort of her couch, the two discuss winning big, auto-correcting one’s life choices, and the joys of temporary employment.

Don’t miss Rebecca in her improvised musical at The PIT, April 28th. But if you do miss it, that’s probably because you were seeing Dale Radio Live on the same night in the basement of the same place. NYC! So full of excitement. And also – don’t forget to check out Dale’s tribute to Lawrence Welk, Wunnerful Wunnerful! at Joe’s Pub on Saturday, April 11th at 9:30. Get tickets in advance for the best seats via this link.

Dale Radio Season 7: Bridget Everett, Nore Davis, Joe Randazzo, and Naomi Ekperigin


Dale loosens things way up, just in time for spring in a spectacular live show recorded at The PIT in NYC. Dale welcomes a sensational lineup of guests, including Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Joe Randazzo (The Onion), and Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City) for a wide-ranging conversation about day old bagels, how to succeed in comedy, the allure of Yonkers, performing at Carnegie Hall, and clothing with a mind of its own. Music by Andrew Bancroft and Ashley Perez Flanagan of the hot new band Moondrunk.

Whatta time! Be sure and follow all of Dale’s guests online; seek out Joe’s new book, Funny On Purpose; and make plans to catch Dale & Leslie Goshko, along with a cast of brilliant performers, as they take on the world of Lawrence Welk in the new variety show, Wunnerful Wunnerful! Don’t miss the debut performance at Joe’s Pub in NY, Saturday, April 11th at 9:30pm. Get tickets now and ensure a good seat.

Photo of the group by Jena Cumbo.