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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 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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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: 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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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 86: Guests Doogie Horner and Maggie Serota

Guests: Comedian & designer Doogie Horner and writer & myth maker Maggie Serota.

Topics: Monster-Mash Genre, Hot Tub Accidents, Summer Jobs, Boardwalk Panther Tattoos, Urban Legends, Right Said Fred, Beach Cleaning, Comedian Walk-Up Music, Book Cover Design, America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Working out New Material, Friday The 13th Part IV, Manic Pixie Girls, Alan Alda, Celebrity Impersonators, Shirt Tucking and Danzig.

Playlist: “New Year” by FM Belfast, “Wild in The Streets” by Circle Jerks, “Concrete And Clouds” by Kevin Devine.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast86.mp3

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Maggie Serota photo by Mindy Tucker

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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.

More: firstpersonarts.org and usedwigsradio.com

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 80: Talking Advertising and Fall TV with Mike: Modern Family, Mad Men, Glee, Running Wilde, Todd Margaret and More!

Listener Appreciation Show #2: Mike Pierantozzi

Topics: Fall TV: Loving Modern Family, Enjoying Mad Men, Defending Glee, Ending The Office, Looking forward to Todd Margaret, Hating Guest Stars… also Talking Advertising, Smashing iPads, Viral Videos, Handsome In-Laws, Peter Billingsley, Robert Pollard, Delivering Beer & Getting Robbed, Shaving Stashes, Rob Sheffield, Superchunk and More!

Preview: “I’m like a little piece of Japanese animation” and “Jeff… you look like an Irish grandmother.”

Playlist: Boston Spaceships, Pico vs Island Trees, The Octopus Project

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast80.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 78: Keeping Twitter Fun and Informative, Tweeting Comedians, iPad Flipboard, Scott Pilgrim, Expensive Guitars and The Worst Song in The World

Photo: Todd spills beer. Awaits the wrath of Russ.

Topics: Keeping Twitter Fun & Informative, Tweeting Comedians, Bad College Beer, iPad Flipboard Review, Todd Defends Foursquare and Gowalla, Russ Defends DJ Music, Jeff Reviews Scott Pilgrim, Arcade Fire Hype, Comedy Central Roasts, Viggo Mortensen, Frank Zappa, Poop Book, Thin Magazines and Cool Yeasayer Video and The Worst Song in The World (Hi, Train!).

Preview: “C’mon Todd, the band X! John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom??” “As far as I know you are making this band up.”

Playlist: Javelin, Bottomless Pit and The Young Veins

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast78.mp3

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Video: Watch Todd spill a beer and Russ clean it up! (24:39)

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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.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast77.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 74: New Babies, New Studio, New Format and Lots of TV Talk

Topics: New Babies, New Studio, New Format, Entertainment Consumption, TV Talk, Guest Stars Ruin Everything, Avoiding Facebook Friend Requests, Daytrotter Downloads, Axe Cop and Video Self Defense Training.

Preview: “While most shows are working to polish, we are tarnishing.”

Playlist: Tre Orsi, Blue Giant, Double Dagger, Javelin

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast74.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Interview with Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats and The Shins

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Todd chats with the always engaging Eric D. Johnson at Johnny Brenda’s about pulling double duty in two popular bands (Fruit Bats and The Shins), album art, intimate shows and enjoying everything Philly has to offer… like a watching “a guy running down the street with a beard of puke.” Thanks, Philadelphians!

Playlist: “The Ruminant Band” and “When U Love Somebody”

Play Now: http://usedwigs.com/pod/EricJohnsonInterview.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 69: Talking Music, Radio, Comedy and Wrestling with Guest Jon Solomon of WPRB

Guest: Jon Solomon of WPRB.

Topics: Jon Solomon’s Annual 24-Hour Holiday Radio Show, Reunited Bands (Good Ones), Tegan and Sara Love, Albert Brooks & Comedy Minus One, Old Comedy Records, Gallagher Too, Macho Man Randy Savage & Top-notch Wrestling Music, Professional Radio Voices, Remembering Jerry Fuchs, Horrible All Star Tributes.

Playlist: Tegan and Sara, White Rabbits, Kurt Vile, Obits and Maserati

Preview: “Have you ever been in a fight with another radio guy?” and “I like radio… and basketball… and watching Dr. Who.”

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast69.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 68: Interview with Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio, Rain Machine) and Russ Gets Trapped in a Cave!

Kyp Malone Photo by Tiffany Yoon

Photo by Tiffany Yoon

Interview: Kyp Malone

Topics: Man Chins, Pangaea Beer, Smokey and The Bandit, Shuttered Businesses, Haggling, Car Buying Tips, Scary Movie Trivia, Russ Gets Trapped in a Cave!

Playlist: The Lawrence Arms, The Swimmers, TV on the Radio, Rain Machine and Alkaline Trio.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast68.mp3

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Todd’s Sketchy Review: Rain Machine at Johnny Brenda’s

Computer Embellished Drawing

“Last Friday evening, I caught up with TV on the Radio’s/Rain Machine’s Kyp Malone in the greenest of Philadelphia greenrooms. I doodled this Sketchy Review, during his set.

Look for my interview with his Kypness in an upcoming UsedWigs Radio Podcast.” – Todd

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 66: The Men’s Fall Fashion Spectacular!

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Topics: Fall Fashion, Stupid J Crew Barn Jackets Revisited, Dungarees, Long Trail Beer, Overly-Coddled College Kids, Classic Childhood Meals, Beatles Reissues and Favorite TV Comedies of All Time!

Playlist: Mystery of Two, Blind Pilot, Anavan, Owen and The Traditionist.

Preview: “What color is your comforter?” and “Just make one new friend every day!!!”

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast66.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 65: Interview with Colin Hay

Colin Hay on UsedWigs Radio!

Interview: Colin Hay

Topics: Back from Summer Vacay, Innis & Gunn Beer, Netflix: Mac to TV, Future of Album Cover Art?, Cracker Jack and Miracle Whip Stink, Classic Sports and Game Shows, Russ Introduces Food-based Shout Outs… Orange Marmalade!

Playlist: No Age, A Lull, Colin Hay, Daniel Johnston and The Very Best.

Preview: “Budweiser, it tastes like a beer burp.”

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast65.mp3

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