Category: Podcast Episodes

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!

Dale Radio Season 7: Lisa Vikingstad

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Lisa is making it happen!

Dale tries to recapture the magic of his early days in a conversation with rising comedian and sketch writer, Lisa Vikingstad. Dale wants to know what it’s like to be making comedy as a younger person, and Lisa – like many of her peers – seems to have a lot of things figured out. Over a couple of generous pours of Famous Grouse, the two discuss fending off boredom in high school, Facebook reality shows, surviving sketch comedy, and the many ways in which Dale is similar to Ke$ha.

Follow Lisa Vikingstad on Twitter @lisavikingstad or catch her sometime at The People’s Improv Theater in the house sketch team Totally, Yes!

A reminder that Dale’s doing a first-ever totally alone episode of Dale Radio Live! as part of SOLOCOM 2014. It’s $5, and it happens at The PIT, 123 E. 24th Street, NYC. Find tickets here: http://thepit-nyc.com/solocom/. Hope to see you as Dale reveals some things about his past that he’s never talked about before!

Dale Radio Season 7: Dale is Naked and Afraid

A moment of pungent reflection. Photo by Leah Rae Zimmerman.

A moment of pungent reflection. Photo by Leah Rae Zimmerman.

Dale relies on nothing but his wits and survivalist training in this solo episode as he tries to make it through a moment of genuine doubt. Staring out on the rows of garbage trucks that block his view of New York harbor, Dale tries to make sense of his lackluster career, shares some backstage secrets, takes inspiration from Auntie Anne’s, and manages to find some things he enjoys. The hidden history of trousers, for instance.

Like Dale on his own? Well, he’s got a big solo show coming up next week, as he debuts an all-new just Dale set as part of the 2014 SOLOCOM solo comedy festival. Tickets are just $5. Dale’s hosting the character night on Nov. 14, then he’ll do his own thing on Saturday, November 15 at 8:50pm in the PIT’s Underground space. More info online here: http://thepit-nyc.com/solocom/