Category: Podcast Episodes

Deep Night Season 9: Lindsay Goldwert


Dale attempts to soothe our collective unease during this tense election period with an episode focused on balance and value. While the mood outside may be filled with anxiety, in the Deep Night things are safe and warm and the air smells faintly of pumpkin spice. Dale welcomes weary listeners to this place of audio comfort, where he’s joined by fellow podcast host and Libra, Lindsay Goldwert. Lindsay is a journalist, comedian, and creator of SPENT, a weekly financial podcast that explores our complicated, often comical relationship to money. Because we’re all enduring some form of distress, politically or financially, Dale invited Lindsay on to talk through some ways that can help alleviate, or at least distract us, from our suffering. The two discuss the currency of jokes, debate-induced insomnia, and finding solace in true crime stories about human survival.

Lindsay’s podcast SPENT can be found on or on itunes and wherever you access your favorite audio programs. You can also follow Lindsay for great advice and funny takes on the world’s events, by finding her on twitter @lindsaygoldwert .


Deep Night Season 9: Live with Rachel Chavkin, Dan Kennedy, and Rosebud Baker


Dale summons a fantastic hour of entertainment to kick off his first live show of the season. Newly remarried and awakened to his gifts as an energy reader, Dale welcomes a stellar lineup to talk about lost loves, tiny wizards, and the power of astrology. Dale is joined by theater director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812); writer and storyteller Dan Kennedy (The MOTH); and comedian Rosebud Baker (SeeSo). Through a special conjuring session performer James Habacker, the founder of the Slipper Room, appears to talk about his new film, The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man and the ethereal sounds of the theremin are provided by virtuoso Cornelius Loy. The entire ensemble pays tribute to Julee Cruise and Twin Peaks with a brief scene from that acclaimed television series.

Dale encourages you to follow the work of all of his Deep Night guests. Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin opens for previews at the Imperial Theater on Broadway on October 18th. The show also features past guests and friends of the program, Grace McLean and Ashley Perez Flanagan. Dan Kennedy always has something great in the works and you can find him hosting a MOTH event or podcast or writing up a new book of sad recipes for the lovesick among us. And Rosebud Baker is a co-host of the regular Netflix Campfire Podcast. Cornelius Loy performs regularly around New York City – so be sure and track him down.

Photo in original post by John Huntington.


Deep Night Season 9: Tara Clancy


Dale gains a greater understanding of the outer reaches of Queens in this conversation with author, storyteller, and the pride of Broad Channel, Tara Clancy. Tara is a fifth-generation New Yorker who grew up shuttling between her family’s modest homes in Queens and the wealthy enclaves of Bridgehampton, Long Island. In her new memoir The Clancys of Queens, she describes her unique experience with the class divide and honors some of the more outrageous characters of her extended family. Dale and Tara find common ground over their working class roots and panicked visits to the delivery room. Throughout the conversation, Tara reflects on the role of grandparents, truth in storytelling, unsafe junkyard playgrounds, and the unheralded role of working class women in New York.

Tara Clancy is a Moth GrandSlam winner and frequent host of that show’s live events across the country. Clancy has been featured on programs such as NPR’s Snap Judgement, Risk!, and The Story Collider, with writing published in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times Magazine, and The Rumpus. For more on Tara please visit her website To pre-order or purchase her book, The Clancys of Queens, find it on or at your local bookseller.

Photo in post by Allison Evans.


Deep Night Season 9: Sovereign Syre


Dale conjures a new season of Deep Night by welcoming comedian, writer, and podcaster Sovereign Syre. Sovereign and Dale quickly bond over their mutual experiences starting in comedy, performing naked, and putting one’s creative life first. Based in Los Angeles, Sovereign joined Dale in New York for a talk about transitional, often life-altering moments and how the universe sometimes intervenes with one’s decisions. She reflects on her successful career in adult films and reveals a bit about her writing process as she tackles a multi-volume series of interlocking historical novels. The talk concludes with some thoughts on family and history, including a shared fascination with the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Sovereign Syre can be found online at where you can also subscribe to episodes of her podcast, Observations with Sovereign Syre. Her variety show, Cobra Juice happens monthly in LA Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater. Check their website for dates and lineup information.

This episode features the DEEP NIGHT theme by Zach Gabbard and music throughout from the roster at Howler Hills Farm. Season 9 podcast icon and logo designed by illustrator Samantha Mash. This episode was recorded at Harvestworks in NYC.

Photo by Richard Avery.


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