Category: Podcast Episodes

Dale Radio Season 8: John Early


Dale slides into his most comfortable lightweight turtleneck for a conversation with actor and comedian John Early. Over some very strong black coffee, and with some late-rising playwrights milling about in the background, John and Dale talk about crafting stage personas, church meetings in Nashville, shouting at Amy Poehler, kinship with smiling people, and Dale’s triangular theory of life and love. Featuring a character audio portrait from NY’s underground by Leslie Goshko.

John is the host of both the monthly(ish) variety event Showgasm at Ars Nova and the weekly series Cake Shop Comedy in NYC. John’s solo show Literally, John Early played to sold out crowds at Joe’s Pub and he stole every scene in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Catch John whenever you can and as often as you can.

On October 6, at 9:30pm Dale returns to the Running Late with Scott Rogowsky show at Littlefield in Brooklyn. He’s sharing some hot new tips for apartment seekers with fellow panelists Aparna Nancherla, Horatio Sanz, and Budd Mishkin. And he’ll probably make fun of Marty again, too. Get some tickets!

Dale Radio Season 8: David F. Walker


Dale constructs a new identity for himself and the podcast using nothing but spare tin, empty liquor bottles, and a handful of ethernet cables found behind a boarded-up Radio Shack. This extra jumbo season 8 premiere episode of Dale Radio finds Dale in conversation with comic book writer, filmmaker, and cultural observer David F. Walker. Dale sets up some of the things to expect this season (and celebrates a certain rodent celebrity with a love of pizza), and then he and David get into a wide ranging discussion on race, popular culture, comic books, and the character Cyborg. Lots and lots about Cyborg.

This episode also features a short audio character portrait at the top of the show from Chicago’s Juliana Brecher. Follow Juliana on twitter @heart_brecher. Thanks to Jenny Fine for the new podcast icon and to Chris Shockwave Sullivan for the new take on the theme song. This episode also features closing music from Steve O’Reilly. Oh, and Dale is sure Julianne Moore is a lovely person. For more on David Walker visit his website:

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Dale Radio Season 7: Aparna Nancherla, Emma Willmann, Josh Sharp & Maria Heinegg


Dale rewards fans of incredible awkwardness in this final show of his seventh sensational season. Comedians Aparna Nancherla, Emma Willmann, Josh Sharp, and Maria Heinegg join Dale for a wide ranging conversation full of personal anecdotes and mostly true tales of their lives in comedy. Live from the The PIT Underground in NYC, the four discuss airport massage parlors, favorite short-term Presidents, HR nightmares, and true crime in America’s Vacationland.

Thanks for a wonderful season everyone! The entire season is available on itunes, or you can find the full archive of shows up on the main site, just click on Past Seasons. Till next time…

Photo of the group (minus Aparna who had to dash out early) by Jena Cumbo.

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.