Category: Podcast Episodes

Dale Radio Season 7: Randi Lawson

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Dale convenes a Continental Congress for two in this wide-ranging discussion with designer, writer, and comedian Randi Lawson. Dale and Randi spent an afternoon in Philadelphia talking about making it as an artist, writing for t-shirts, winning meaningful twitter awards, dressing Zach Galifianakis, and discovering how your body works in the middle of Spencer’s Gifts. Also, Dale finally fesses up to an incident in his youth involving his relentless curiosity and a wave tank.

If you find yourself in the great city Philadelphia, check out Randi and Sidney Gantt hosting Sidekicks: The Comedy Game Show, happening at PHILAMOCA on February 25th, 2015. For more on that show and for more from Randi be sure and follow her on twitter @randilawson.

Next up Dale’s off to the West Coast for a live show at SF Sketchfest on January 27th. Tickets for his show with Big Chef Tom Pizzica, Siouxsie Q, Kelly Anneken, and Cliff Hengst are available here. Then on January 29th he returns to NYC for a little sidekick action on Running Late with Scott Rogowsky at Caroline’s on Broadway. Lots to look forward to, folks! Come out and see Dale live!

Dale Radio Season 7: Max Silvestri, Akilah Hughes, Joel Kim Booster, and Jo Firestone at NYC Podfest

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Dale turns to day drinking to make it through another year at the NYC Podfest. This live episode features Dale in conversation with comedy superstars Max Silvestri, Akilah Hughes, Joel Kim Booster, and Jo Firestone. Around a small table in a basement on a wintry Saturday afternoon in Chinatown, the group discusses weekly time capsules, Scott Bakula’s enduring influence, thinning hair tutorials, and the lessons of H.P. Lovecraft. Music by Steve O’Reilly. Generous pour by the lady bartender upstairs.

Please visit all of Dale’s guests various websites to get more information on what they’re doing. It was an absolute joy to have them on this program. And since the show got cut short a wee bit do to powers beyond his control, Dale has reached out to all of them in order to have more in-depth conversations on future episodes. Thanks to the entire NYC Podfest team and Fontana’s Bar for having Dale back.

Dale’s off to San Francisco for the next live show as part of SF Sketchfest! Be sure and catch him on Tuesday, January 27th at 8pm as he anchors the first half of a double bill with sketch comedy legends Killing My Lobster. Dale welcomes guests Big Chef Tom Pizzica, Siouxsie Q, Kelly Anneken, and Cliff Hengst. PLUS a surprise guest from Dale’s past!! One for the ages, folks! Tickets are $20 and available via this link https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e764696bd3e62f91bdbed45ca4b438fd or through SF Sketchfest.

Dale Radio Season 7: Elle King

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Dale throws back a whiskey or two in this conversation with singer/songwriter Elle King. From their booth in a mostly empty bar in Bushwick, Dale and Elle talk about this particular moment in her career and how she’s developed her signature sound. The two entertainers swap stories about making sweet music on the banjo, visiting haunted honky-tonks in Kentucky, breaking hearts, and what it was like growing up backstage at SNL.

Be sure and pick up a copy of Elle King’s new album Love Stuff, available for pre-order now on itunes. For tour info, and more about Elle’s previous recordings, visit elleking.com.

Dale Radio Season 7: Grace McLean

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Dale wizards his way into a fantastic conversation with the captivating New York-based singer, performer, and composer, Grace McLean. Dale talks to Grace about ill-conceived live television musicals, finding the pocket, looping your voice, acting one’s age, and what it takes to make it in the burgeoning world of Harry Potter-themed musical groups.

It’s not often Dale is genuinely surprised by something, but such was the case during this episode when Grace introduced him to the genre of Wizard Rock. Dale’s hooked on the whole enterprise, and as a bonus we’ve included Snape Seeker, a track from Grace’s amazing WROCK band, Lily & James. To find out more about that effort visit them online via http://lilyandjames.bandcamp.com/. For more on Grace’s many performances, her solo music, and her work with the band Grace McLean and Them Apples visit Grace’s website http://gracemclean.com/.

The next Dale Radio Live is part of NYC Podfest 2015, Saturday January 10th at 1pm at Fontana’s on the Lower East Side. Tickets are just $5 and Dale’s guests will be Max Silvestri, Akilah Hughes, Joel Kim Booster, and Jo Firestone. An amazing lineup and a great way to kick off Day 2 of the Fest! Get tickets here.

Dale Radio Season 7: Jorja Hudson

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Dale remembers what it’s like to dream big in this latest episode as he talks with director, comedian, and writer Jorja Hudson. Like Dale, Jorja moved to New York with nothing but a toothbrush and a sense of humor. Unlike Dale, she had marketable skills and an actual talent for making things funny on film. Jorja quickly got involved with Upright Citizens Brigade and soon founded an online comedy project, The Low Budget Sketch Show. She spoke with Dale about the project, her love for American television, the strength of an ensemble, the dreariness of San Jose, and ways to insert UFOs into stock footage of our National Parks.

The Low Budget Sketch Show debuts a new season in early 2015, but for now catch up on past episodes via their YouTube Channel or on their website http://lowbudgetsketchshow.com/.

Behind the scenes fun facts: The tea Dale sipped during this episode was delicious. The neighbor dog might be a ghost. Dale did not mean to imply Reggie Watts has a sex disease. And yes, that Taylor Swift song was running on repeat in Dale’s head during the entire interview. WELCOME TO NEW YORK!

Dale Radio Season 7: Live from SOLOCOM

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Dale spoofs a popular murder mystery podcast while asking for your help in solving the riddle of his own life’s downward trajectory. This solo episode includes Dale’s thoughts on colonial candle making, awkward family meals, alien interventions, and other holiday traditions! Dale uses his intro to share some deep feelings, then sets up the full audio from Dale’s wildly popular live appearance in the 2014 SOLOCOM Festival. Happy Misgiving, everybody!

Next up – Dale returns live on January 10th as part of the NYC Podfest! Get tickets now. It’s going to be an amazing show, right after brunch at 1pm in a basement! What kind of whiskey goes with eggs?

Dale Radio Season 7: Betsy Kenney and Dan Fox

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Dale couples up with comedy duo Betsy Kenney and Dan Fox. The two talented improvisers join Dale around a table full of handsome pastries in Brooklyn for a conversation about autographed shoes, locally-produced television shows, sad travel agents, David Letterman’s hands, and what it’s like to collaborate with friends who have your back no matter what.

Betsy and Dan are the team behind the comedy supergroup, HANK. Be sure and check out their many online videos on youtube.com and catch them performing live, in character or as themselves. It’s another interview with two great collaborators. Dale’s beginning to think he ought to get a partner! Of course, he’s been thinking that since the divorce! Enjoy the holidays!