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UsedWigs Radio 100: Team Todd

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This is officially UsedWigs Radio Show #100 and officially our last show (tidal wave of tears). It was a super fun ride, thank you all for having us.

I want to thank everyone who participated, helped out and attended this Team Todd event. It was a really wonderful night, one that Todd would have loved.

Big hugs to the performers: Russ Starke, Heather Hall, Kimberly Hall, Dave Hill, Chip Chantry, Nikki WalterBrian Seymour, Rich Kaufmann, Scott Michael Shrake, Anna Goldfarb, Jon Solomon, Kevin Ginsberg, Brad Sukala, Lisa Starke and Bevan McShea for bringing all the laughs, stories and tunes. The tiny flabby muscles in my stomach are still hurting from laughing.

And big high-fives to Kell Andrews, Heather Andrews, Thomas Jadico Jr, C.j. Stahl, Brian Jacobs, Eric Smith, Colin Helb, Dan Eastman, Adam Picarelli, Kerri Foxhill, Geekadelphia and Cutesy but not Cutesy for the support. And big sweaty hugs to everyone else who was there and made it super fun. It meant a lot to Russ and Heather and me to have you all there! 

Alright, enough yapping, here’s the audio, videos coming soon!

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast99.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio 99: Comedians Gregg Gethard and Jim Grammond

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Guests: Comedians Gregg Gethard (Bedtime Stories, The Best Show on WFMU) and Jim Grammond (Reasonable Discourse with Jerks)

Topics: Failures! Trumpet Failure, Flugelhorn Failure, Work Failure, Greeting Card Failure, Comedy Failure, Matching Hats Failure, Mütter Museum, Marching Bands, Pica, Charlie Chaplin, Back on My Feet, Ben Franklin plus Stories of Triumph!

Playlist: “Oh Canyon” by Fenster, “Sail to The Sun off of Afraid of Heights” by Wavves, and “Bellio” by Dutch Uncles.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast99.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Interview with Ted Travelstead

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Jeff chats with writer/comedian Ted Travelstead (@trumpetcake) about his hilarious new book, The Petraeus Files: All the Photos, Chats, Poems, and Other Super-Secret Emails They Don’t Want You to See, and other hard-hitting, teen-friendly topics including owls, Brooklyn gangs, Children of the Corn II, Korn, Asbury Park, Steve Martin, stand up comedy, storytelling, punk music and haircuts, Christian Broadcasting Network, Ted Lange, short story writing, Staples, beard length and nudity outfits.

Playlist: “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden, “Orris Root Powder” (Intro/Outro) by MF DOOM, “What’s In The Middle” by The Bird And The Bee, “Refund” by Obits, “Hold On Loosely” by 38 Special, “Get Up And Go” by Jason Lytle.

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UsedWigs Radio Interview with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Tom Tom Club

Enjoy a super fun interview our Todd Todd did with the delightful Tom Tom Club members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz back in October 2011. In addition to making highly inventive and infectious music with the Tom Tom Club, Tina and Chris founded the legendary Talking Heads with David Byrne and Jerry Harrison back in 1975.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/TomTomClub.mp3

Website: www.tomtomclub.net

UsedWigs Radio 97: Talking Summer Nonsense with Writer Chris Illuminati!

Guest: Author, editor and keyboardist Chris Illuminati!

Topics: The Good and Bad of Summer, Summer Romances, Dumb Fireworks, Country Music, Todd’s Beef with Water Ice and The Outer Banks, Guidos, Meeting Twitter Friends, Smut Mags, Beer Garnishes, Vacation Buffets, Reggie Watts, Pixar, The Illuminati and Arsenio Hall.

Playlist: “Hash” by Easter Island and “Worst Song Medley” by Garfunkel and Oates

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast97.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio 96: Comedian (and Former Todd Student) Mike Garcia!

Guests: Mike Garcia (comedian and former Student of Todd Marrone!)

Topics: Learning to Ride a Bike, Feeling Old at Concerts, Stand-Up Comedy, Crazy School Trips, Beastie Boys, MCA, Todd Was a Horrible Young Person, Class Clowns/Jerks, Broken Noses, Harmless Pranks, Destroying Pianos, Open Mics, Stop Motion Animation, Giant T-Shirts and Kid Hernias.

Playlist: “Neighborhood Song” by Restorations and “Bittersweet Sympathy” by When Saints Go Machine

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast96.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio 95: Guests Peter Cortner, Bevan McShea and Rachel Bensen

Guests: Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty), Bevan McShea (The Phoenix Veil) and comedian Rachel Bensen!

Topics: Female Comedian Problems, Bobbleheads, Hobo Overkill, Comforters, Bad Roommates, Annoying Marathon Runners, Popcorn Cooking Tips, Cheap Trick, Fugazi, City Gardens, Punk Shows, First Punk Bands You Loved, Dinosaur Rock and Bands You’ll Always Go See.

Playlist: “Dag Nasty,” “Under Your Influence” and “All Ages Show” by Dag Nasty. “A Novel Idea” and “Fathers” by The Phoenix Veil.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast95.mp3

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Join Us at L’etage On April 17th with Special Guests Rachel Bensen and Bevan McShea!

You ready to rock? Not a lot of rockin’, just a bit. (It’s a weeknight for goodness sake!) Still, you deserve an early night out with comedy and music and crepes and sexy furniture. Join us this Tuesday at a Special Earlier Time: 7:00pm. (There’s a children’s puppet show at 9:00pm, we need time to clean up after our confetti canon.)

We’re very excited to have these fine folks join us!

Rachel Bensen is an up-and-coming standup comedian based in Philadelphia. She enjoys puns, fried food, and webcomics. Rachel performs wherever people will let her near a microphone – most recently, that’s included Philly Improv Theater, Tabu, World Cafe Live, and Helium Comedy Club. She tweets irreverently and irregularly at @rachelbensen.

The Phoenix Veil is the acoustic project of Bevan McShea, an artist, musician, and poet from Philadelphia. Bevan has collaborated musically on many projects spanning many styles and genres, the most notable being the hip hop and spoken word personae Lightborn. Bevan’s latest release is The Blood of August featuring Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty, The Gerunds) and Chuck Treece (McRad, Bad Brains, Underdog).

Let’s Do This!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 7:00pm (Please note, one hour earlier!)
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

Also, join us on our new Facebook Page! It’s filled with baby and food photos just like you asked for!!

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 94: Tales of Survival with Nikki Walter and Dan Eastman

Guests: Nikki Walter and Dan Eastman

Topics: “Wow, That Was Close!” Stories, Baby-Endangering Chandeliers, Child-Swallowing Moon Bounces, Teen-Tripping Canadian Ice, Knife-Wielding Beggars, Hitting Heads and Seeing Stars, Drinking After-Shave, Cold Springs Junkyards, Throwing Fireworks at Friends, Todd’s Real Last Name and Park-Bench-Crushing Beer Trucks!

Playlist: “Fall In” by Cloud Nothings and “Nothing to Worry About” by Peter Bjorn and John.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast94.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 93: Guests Eric Smith of Geekadelphia and Artist Yis Goodwin (Nosego)

Guests: Eric Smith and Yis Goodwin (Nosego)

Topics: New Orleans, Prostitutes, Video Games, Designing iPhone Apps, Murals, CosPlay, Horrible Weight Loss Tips, Geekadelphia, Tattoo Conventions, Tertiary Star Wars Characters, Chip Tune Music, Master Chief Armor, Penguin Disbelief, “Hunger Games,” and Art Inspirations.

Playlist: “Ruby” by Cheap Girls, “Chi-Town” by The Cribs and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast93.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 92: Bands Overcoming Novelty Songs, Bridesmaids, Technology Overload and Terrible Product Placements

Topics: Bands Overcoming Novelty Songs, Bridesmaids, The Oscars, Technology Overload, Answering Machines, Party Lines, NPR Slinging the Guilt, Russ’s Spreadsheet Update, Punk Bands and Terrible TV Product Placements.

Playlist: “Waiting for Something” by Nada Surf, “Lightshow” by Plants and Animals, “Forever Won’t Wait” by the Steve Adamyk Band and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast92.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 91: Holiday Show with Molly Davis and Anna Goldfarb

Topics: Holiday Fun, Worst Gifts Ever Given, Worst Gifts Ever Received, Dating Do’s and Don’ts, Gift Cards, Homemade Bikes, Fruit Presents, Hiding Twitter from Coworkers, People Being Horrible on Twitter, Men’s Fragrances, Tiny Husbands, Awkward Hugs, Best-Selling Christmas Music, Uncanny Valley, New Year’s Eve Hookups and The Kinks.

Guests: Anna Goldfarb and Molly Davis

Teaser: Yankee Candles, they say “I hate you!” and “She likes light!”

Playlist: “All I Want is Truth (For Christmas)” by The Mynabirds, “Winter Vacation” by The Subjects and “Only at Christmas Time” by Sufjan Stevens.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast91.mp3

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Join Us December 20th for The UsedWigs Holiday Show with Anna and Molly!

Our UsedWigs Holiday Shows are always super fun! We’ll have gifts, awesome guests and lots of (snow)ball busting! Plus, you can eat holiday crepes filled with roasted chestnuts or snow or tinsel or any other fillings you want, we don’t judge you on what you eat at our shows. Unless it’s reindeer, that is awful and you should feel really ashamed for even asking the waiter about it. Anyway, get over your shame and come to this show or we’ll send Jack Frost (pictured above) to come nip at your nose. (He has hidden tiger teeth!) I mentioned guests, and boy oh boy, we are super pumped to have two lovely ladies join us to spread some holiday cheer!

Anna Goldfarb is a Philadelphia-based author, humorist, and screenwriter. She loves short guys. Like, she really loves them. It’s kinda weird. She writes about bonerkillers on Shmitten Kitten and you can follow her on Twitter at @ShmittenKitten.
Molly Davis is a very funny and popular Twitter personality and more importantly she hates her upstairs neighbor and hummus. Don’t bring either to the show! Check in with Molly on Twitter at @Molly_Kats

Let’s Do This!!

UsedWigs Holiday Podcast Recording Session

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 – 8:00pm
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 90: Guests Madame Fromage and Nikki Walter

Guests: Madame Fromage and Nikki Walter

Topics: Cheese, Cheese Tastings, Cheese Pairings, Cheese Angels, Cheese Caves, Cheesemongers, Raw Milk Cheese, Stinky Cheese, Falling Accidents, Running Accidents, Songs Stuck in Your Head, Fresh Beat Band, Chumbawamba, Red Lobster, Eli Braden, Michael Ian Black and More Cheese!

Playlist: “UsedWigs Jingle” by Eli Braden, “Prepared to Be Minded” by Rob Crow and “Good Thing It’s A Ghost Town Around Here” by Still Flyin’

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast90.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 89: Guest Jon Solomon

Guest: Jon Solomon has been playing and promoting top-notch indie music for years on the mighty WPRB. He can be heard every Wednesday night from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET. Listen at wprb.com!

Topics: Pumpkin Chucking, Russ “Fireballer” Starke, Fruit Slingshots, Halloween Superstores, Gig Posters, Jon’s 24-Hour Holiday Radio Show, Lenny & Squiggy, Ric Flair, The Misfits, Big Efforts to See a Band, Merch Tables, Owning a Record Label, Long Songs, Bands Reuniting, Digital Downloads, Jam Bands, Top Scary Movies, Drive-Ins, Bad Date Movies, Benjamin Linus and BBC’s Sherlock!

Teaser: “What’s your noodle song, Jon?”

Audio Note: We used a new audio rig and had a little sound problem, you might need to pump up the volume a bit. Sorry!

Playlist: “Drawn Down the Moon” by Edsel,  “Under Heavy Manners” by Dissociates

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast89.mp3

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Giveaway: Thanks to our friends at Quirk Books for the super cool “Gig Posters Volume 2” book by Clay Hayes we gave away to a lucky audience member.

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast: Mates of State Interview

Todd sits down for a quick chat with the always delightful Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel of Mates of States at the POPPED! Music Festival in Philly. They discuss digital music, Spotify, marriage, parenting, Daniel Johnston and being the house band on “This American Life.”

Play Now:
http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/MatesOfStateInterview.mp3

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Website: www.matesofstate.com

More: “True Love Will Find You in the End” by Mates of State

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 88: Guest Brian Seymour

Pictured: Brian Seymour and Rich Kaufmann at L’etage!

Topics: Food Trucks, Facebook Faux Pas, Email Nudity, Cafe Press Junk, New Music Tuesday, Vinyl & Cassettes & 8-Tracks, “Kink Drink!”, Playing Music in China, Living in a Geodesic Dome, Touring in a Van and The Never-Ending Need to Rock!

Playlist: “Ruby,” “Speak to Me of Young Love” (live), “Coffee Song” (live) and “Every Tomorrow” all by Brian Seymour.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast88.mp3

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Brian’s new CD, “Speak to Me of Young Love”, features twelve new songs. Record Release Parties at the Living Room in NYC on October 1st and at Tin Angel in Philly on November 3rd!

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast: Jolie Holland Interview

Todd sits down and chats with genre-defying singer Jolie Holland after her recent Word Cafe Live show. They discuss music, art, religion, Daniel Johnston and more!

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/JolieHollandInterview.mp3

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More: www.jolieholland.com and Pint of Blood

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 87: Guests Kelly Vrooman and SM Shrake

Guests: Actress and TV host Kelly Vrooman and “The Pint-Sized Storytelling Powerhouse” SM Shrake.

Topics: Novelty Sleeping Bags, Bad Camping Tips, Children’s TV Hosts’ Clothes, Comedy Improv, Puppet Hands, Junk Drawers, Story Telling, Barbra Streisand, Washington D.C. Etiquette, Adam West, Eyebrow Plucking, Joke Thieves, David Bowie’s Patented Brush Off Technique and so much more.

Playlist: “Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love)” by We Are Augustines and “Bobby” by Butcher The Bar

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast87.mp3

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Kelly Vrooman and SM Shrake Join The Show on August 16th!

Our Unstoppable Live Podcasting Machine continues to fire on all cylinders (and forty AAA batteries) at Philly’s most fancy crepe-slinging venue L’etage. Join us on Tuesday, August 16th, as we welcome two extremely talented and funny guests: actress and TV host Kelly Vrooman and “The Pint-Sized Storytelling Powerhouse” SM Shrake!

Learn a little about Kelly…

Kelly Vrooman began her career in comedy at the ripe old age of 4 when she single-handedly recreated ‘Three Amigos’ in her parents’ living room (it got great reviews). Now, as an “adult”, she’s built an extensive resume in theatre, television and improvisational comedy. Ms. Vrooman currently entertains children nationwide as a morning host for TV’s only live show for preschoolers, The Sunny Side Up Show, on the Sprout network. She has also voiced a variety of characters for Preschool Musical on a Stick and The Sprout Sharing Show, recipient of the Cablefax Award “Best Children’s Show” in 2009. Ms. Vrooman has appeared in numerous national commercials and can be seen performing regularly in the hilariously improvised comedy show, ComedySportz.

and UsedWigs fan favorite SM Shrake…

SM Shrake, known as “The Pint-Sized Storytelling Powerhouse” and “The Hardest-Working Man in the Story Business,” is the co-founder and co-producer of Story League in Washington, D.C. He has hosted and been the featured storyteller at First Person Arts in Philadelphia, and appeared in the first UsedWigs Live show at World Cafe Live in March 2010. He has been a frequent contributor to UsedWigs.com as well as the Huffington Post and, in a previous era, the Philadelphia City Paper. He has also been heard twice on This American Life and was a finalist in the first Moth GrandSlam in his hometown of Detroit. He has performed in 7 cities (D.C., Baltimore, Philly, New York, Boston, Detroit, and San Francisco) in the last year, is a regular at Mortified shows and has dabbled in stand-up comedy. That’s it.

Join us!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 – 8:30pm
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

RSVP: via Facebook and a free piece of art from Todd!

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