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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

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Interview with SM Shrake of First Person Arts StorySlam

Todd and Jeff chatted with the Pint-Sized Story-Telling Powerhouse, SM Shrake right before he hosted the “Holiday Cheer” themed StorySlam event at L’Etage on December 28, 2010.

Winner of “Best in Philly,” First Person Arts StorySlams are monthly, real-life-storytelling competitions held at World Cafe Live and L’Etage in Philadelphia. Each month’s theme elicits stories that come from the life experiences of Philly’s storytellers. StorySlams take place on the second Monday of each month at World Cafe Live and the fourth Tuesday of each month at L’Etage.

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 83: Todd Ruins Christmas for Children, Quality Moccasins and More Holiday Cheer!

Topics: Advent Calendars, Holiday Parties, The Biggest Sammy Hagar Fan in The World, Joe Walsh, Favorite and Least Favorite Christmas Songs, Rather Have a Human Virus or Computer Virus?, Russ’s Moccasins, Anyone Can Play Bass, Shopping with Golems, Robert DeNiro, SNL, The Camera Work of Lawrence Welk, Story Slam in Philly and Crepes!


  • “Wasn’t Bing Crosby racist? Yes, his song was originally called ‘White Power Christmas’”
  • “How many hours would it take me to learn bass?”

Playlist: Summer Camp, Freebass, Slow Club and Duvall

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 77: Chat with Pop Culture Scholar Colin Helb! Comic-Con, Reality TV, 3-D Flicks, Canned Beer and Philly Celebs!

Guest: Colin Helb

Topics: Joys of Canned Beer, Pop Culture, Reality TV, Old Guy Section at Rock Shows, Musicians’ Day Jobs, Comic-Con, Green Super Heroes, 3-D Movies, Jeff is Not a Fan of G. Love, Local Philly Celebrities, Crying During “Annie,” Michelob Ginger Wheat Detergent Beer.

Playlist: We Are Scientists, 1000000 A.D., Adam Franklin and The Bolts of Melody and Vertinsky Dogs.

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 41 with Jim Gladstone and SM Shrake

Guests: Writers Jim Gladstone and SM Shrake. Topics: Washington DC, Dumplings, Hands Across America, Sufjan, Late to Facebook, Helvetica, e e cummings, Party Games. Playlist: Great Northern, Fishboy, Statehood, El Ten Eleven and Defiance, Ohio.

Preview: “I have a tone tube that once had me put behind metal bars.”

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