Austin Sessions (Entertainment)








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Author and speech writer John Morton is our guest this week along with special guest Lucas Molandes! We talk about getting old, hanging with Marc Maron, working the Austin podcast circuit, his new book Fire the Pretty Girl, and more! Follow them on twitter @JMoAustinTx and @lucasmolandes

Direct download: John_Morton.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:29am EST

Lauren and Daniel from the folk duo Lowland Hum return to Austin with their new EP Four Sisters! We got to catch up, talk about their appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, touring, their new projects, and more! Follow them on Twitter @lowlandhum and Facebook.



Direct download: Lowland_Hum_Returns.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:14am EST

Filmmaker, writer, and animator Lance Myers (A Scanner Darkly, Space Jam, Prince of Egypt) is our guest this week. We talk about developing video games, Mad Magazine, working with Richard Linklater, and more. Check out his blog here and his website here


We also talk about: SXSW, The Astronomer, Iron Giant, WALL-E, Brad Bird, Looney Tunes, Arial Abshire, One Page Salon, Owen Egerton, and more!

Direct download: Lance_Myers.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Maggie Maye is part comedian, part actress, part writer, and ALL guest on this episode of Austin Sessions. Maggie joins us to talk about her comedy career, hosting the Comedy Talent Review, her writing style, and more! Follow her on Twitter @maggiemayehaha and check out her website here!


We also talk about: Meltdown at Highball, Kumain Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Punch!, racism, Erin Foley, Katie Pengra, Funny or Die, All Jane No Dick Festival, Velveeta Room, and more!

Direct download: Maggie_Maye.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:44am EST

Austin Eavesdropper Tolly Moseley and Austin American Statesman tech writer Omar Gallaga join us this week to talk about movies, writing, social media, and their podcast Statesman Shots. Follow them on Twitter @TollyM and @omarg and @StatesmanShotsYou can also check out their podcast here


We also talked about The One I Love, Pulp Fiction, The Alamo Drafthouse, the fappening, Reddit, The Strain, Bojack Horseman, social media, and more!

Direct download: Statesman_Shots.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

Nine year old comedian Saffy Herndon joined us during the Out of Bounds comedy festival. We talked about religious freedoms, dinosaurs, music, and being a kid amongst adults in the comedy world. Follow her on Twitter @SaffronHerndon and check out her website! To listen, subscribe to Austin Sessions on iTunes or listen on Stitcher. 

We also talked about: Nirvana, cussing, Parks and Rec, Aubrey Plaza, Oprah Winfrey, The Big Lebowski, Netflix, Kings of Leon, Fleetwood Mac, and more!

Direct download: Saffron_Herndon.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Dani Neff and Zach Humphrey, from the fantastic band Megafauna, are our guests this week as Austin Sessions returns from a brief but necessary hiatus. We talked about Radiohead, 90's rock, choreography, comedy, making videos and talked about their new album Maximalist. Follow them on Twitter @MegafaunaATX and check them out on Bandcamp. To listen, subscribe to Austin Sessions on iTunes or listen on Stitcher 


We also talk about Cody Hustak, Saffron Herndon, Nirvana, Courtney Love, Thom Yorke, touring, lawyers, and more!

Direct download: Megafauna.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Comedian Daniel Webb hangs out with us to talk politics, performing at the Moontower Comedy Festival, vacationing in Iceland, and meeting the President! Follow him on Twitter at @ruebenboobies


We also talk about Bjork, Out of Bounds Festival, music, piano, Rick Perry, Barack Obama, drag queens, comedy, the Hideout, Stephen F Austin bar, John Lewis, La Barbeque, Franklin BBQ, Jameson Irish Whiskey and more!

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

This episode we had the opportunity to hang out with comedian and actor Damien Lemon. He tells us about growing up in Brooklyn, building a comedy career, working on MTV's Guy Code, and more! Follow him on Twitter at @dlemoncomedy and watch him on Guy Code here.

We also talked about Russell Simmons, Eddie Murphy, Delirious, Moontower Comedy Festival, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Lucas Molandes, Mac Blake, Chris Rock, Artie Lang, D Lemon In the Morning, La Barbeque, iPhones, Macs, Aretha Franklin, Dick Gregory, Atlanta, Comedy Cellar, Cap City Comedy, and more!  

Direct download: Damien_Lemon.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:46am EST

Episode #63

Filmmaker Andy Young joins us for this episode! We discuss making movies, working on Keith and Heath, meeting Dan Harmon, and writing for Moviemaker Magazine, and more. Follow him on Twitter @AndyYoungFilm, find him on Facebook, and check out Keith and Heath here. 

We also discuss Trey Parker, Jim Henson, Wes Anderson, Quenten Tarantino, Martin Scorcese, Sam Eidson, Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, Zero Charisma, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Book of Mormon, Kevin Gant, Intramural, Andrew Disney, and more!

Direct download: Andy_Young.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:31am EST

This week we turned the tables on radio host Tracey Schultz to ask him about how he got into radio, the subtlties of interviewing, podcasts, and his show "What's New."  Follow him on Twitter @TraceySchulzfind him on Facebook, and check out his show here.


We also talked about: The Austin comedy scene, the Moontower Comedy Festival, SXSW, KGSR, KLBJ, Charlie Hodge, Katie Pengra, Dale Dudley, Matt Bearden, Chris Hardwick, Nerdist, Scott Auckerman, Richard Linklater, social media, 101X, Jason and Deb, Don Pitts, Luke Winky, Howard Stern, KOOP radio, and more!

Direct download: Tracey_Schulz.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:29am EST

The 2014 Funniest Person in Austin, Cody Hustak, joins us this week to talk about violent hecklers, easing into podcasting, and the Austin comedy scene. Follow him on Twitter @codyhustak and check out his website here


We also talked about: Bobby Slayton, Moontower Comedy Festival, SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Omaha, Nebraska, Brent Weinbach, Sure Thing, Avalanche, Jazz Cigarrette, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Bearden, Punch!, Cap City Comedy Club, and more. 

Direct download: Cody_Hustak.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:39am EST

Podcasters Ruca and Dave join us for this episode to talk about how they met, comedy, podcasting, and more! Follow them on Twitter @Ruca_Dave, Like them on Facebook, and check out their podcast The Ruca and Dave Show.

Other stuff we talked about: The Dudley and Bob Show, Matt Bearden, Warriors, X-Men, Game of Thrones, Twitter, Moontower Comedy Festival.

Direct download: Ruca_and_Dave.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:37am EST

This week we hang out with Greg Zeschuk and Mike Mann from the Beer Diaries. In this session we discuss how Greg and Mike met, their backgrounds, how the Beer Diaries came into existence, and of course beer!  Follow them on Twitter @BeerDiariesTV and watch their episodes here


Also talked about: Bioware, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Whip In, ABGB, Cananda, UT, Mars, Geoff Marslett Austin High, Brewed documentary, World Beer Diaries, AskMen, GABF

Direct download: The_Beer_Diaries.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:05am EST

The sweet and funny Kerri Lendo joins us this week to chat about comedy, working on Inside Joke for the Moontower Comedy Festival, her smartphone philosophy, and more! Follow her on Twitter @KerriLendo and check out her website to find out where she'll be performing.


We also talked about Pictures of Superheros, John Merriman, Funniest Person in Austin, Punch, Funniest Filmmaker in Austin, First Date, Ryan Cownie, Matt Bearden, Erin Foley, Etsy, The Onion, Culturemap 


Direct download: Kerri_Lendo.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:16am EST

Actor, game designer, and native Austinite Wiley Wiggins is our guest this week! We talk about video games (including his own Thunderbeam), his latest movie Computer Chess, being in cahoots with The Octopus Project, and more! Follow him on Twitter @wileywiggins and check out his new projects here


We also talk about: Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, Richard Linklater, Mad Men, The Wire, Ben Affleck, Occulus Rift, Fantastic Arcade, Fantastic Fest, Andrew Bujalski

Direct download: Wiley_Wiggins.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:32am EST

This week artist Tim Doyle talks with us in this pop culture heavy episode. We talk about what led him to start his company Nakatomi Inc, the new Godzilla movie, Kurt Vonnegut, and more! Follow him on Twitter @NakatomiTim and buy some of his work here


Other stuff we talked about: Dobie Mall, Alamo Drafthouse Theater, Die Hard, Spiderman, comic books, Captain America, video games, Fat Man on Batman, Lost, True Detective, Game of Thrones, The Dark Tower, Firefly, Star Wars, JJ Abrams, Iron Man

Direct download: Tim_Doyle.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

This week's guests are husband and wife blogging duo Chris and Kristen Sheppard. We talk about Kristen's Mad Betty blog, Chris' Craft Taste blog, using Wordpress, and some of our favorite movies and TV shows. Follow them both on Twitter @MadBettyATX and @crafttaste

We also talked about: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Austin craft beer and breweries, Godzilla, Wordpress, ATXBlogathon, Moontower Comedy Festival, Kids in the Hall, and more...

Direct download: Blogging_Sheppards.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:37am EST

This week we hung out with filmmaker and veteran photographer Andrew Shapter. We sat on his patio and talked about his upcoming film The Teller and the Truth, how he became friends with Willie Nelson, and his evolution from photography to film. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewShapter and follow him on Facebook


Also talked about: Happiness Is, Before the Music Dies, The Teller and the Truth, Benny Hill, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, Erykah Badu, John Mellancamp, Branford Marsellis, Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Willie Nelson, Trigger. 

Direct download: Andrew_Shapter.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:34am EST

The amazingly sweet (and hilarious) Erin Foley was in town performing at the Moontower Comedy Festival and took some time to talk with us. We chatted about her Conan appearance, podcasting, dancing, her love of Austin, her role in Almost Famous and more! Follow her on Twitter @erinfoleycomic and on Facebook!

More things we talked about:

Dinah Shore Festival, Arcade Fire, Sports Without Balls Podcast, Jackie Kashian, Sklar Brothers, Fleshlight, sexism, Maria Bamford, Rory Scovel, Marc Maron, y mas...



Direct download: Erin_Foley.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:26am EST

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo hangs out with us this week to talk about growing up in Cuba, Cheech and Chong, social media, and more! Special guest host Vickie Grier sits in with us!

Tags may or may not include Dale Dudley, SXSW, jaywalking, Los Angeles, CHIPS, Austin Sessions Podcast, and Hopfields. 

Direct download: Art_Acevedo.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:33am EST

Comedian Matt Bearden is our guest this episode. We got into politics, comedy, his show Punch! at Cap City Comedy Club, having kids, the Dudley and Bob show, Austin Stories, the Moontower Comedy Festival, and crap load more stuff! 

Direct download: Matt_Bearden.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

The amazing band Brass Bed talks with us this week to talk about playing SXSW multiple times, cajun food, having their instruments stolen, and being on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert! Follow them on Twitter at @brassbed and LIKE them on Facebook

Direct download: Brass_Bed.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Brian "Swifty" Peters and Amos Lowe, brewers at the ABGB, sat down with us to have a few beers and a great conversation. We talk about how they met, naming their beers, craft beer legislation, and live music at the ABGB! Follow them on Twitter @theabgb

Direct download: The_ABGB.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:55am EST

SXSW documentary and international film programmer (and digital content producer) Jim Kolmar takes a break from the insanity that is SX to sit and talk with us! We chat about how Prometheus sucked, our mutual love of the British version of the Office, and we get a sneak peek of his favorite SXSW film picks!

Direct download: Jim_Kolmar.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:49am EST

The lovely, and amazingly talented portrait artist, Janis Fowler is our guest this week. We talk about her love of Snoop Dog (Lion?), Quentin Tarantino, Bill Murray, and getting tatoos! Follow her on Twitter @janisf, check out some of her artwork here and purchase some of her work at her Etsy store!

Direct download: Janis_Fowler.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:52am EST

This week we have a trifecta of Austin BBQ goodness. John Lewis from La Barbecue, Shane Stiles from Stiles Switch BBQ, and Tom Micklethwait from Micklethwait Craft Meats all get together to talk shop. We dig into how these guys got started, favorite non-barbecue eating spots, and stripclubs? Wait...what? Follow them on Twitter @StilesSwitchBBQ@CraftMeats, and @la_Barbecue

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:35am EST

Blogger and screenwriter Lauren Modery joins us this week to talk about her movie Loves Her Gun, Steve Martin, musician Nicole Atkins, Christopher Guest, and lots more! Look for her movie on VOD and iTunes

Direct download: Lauren_Modery.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:06am EST

Novelist, screenwriter, and performer Owen Egerton joins us for this session. We met Owen at the ABGB and discussed his writing process, Master Pancake, religion, and a LOT more. Follow him on Twitter @Owen_Egerton and Facebook.

Direct download: Owen_Egerton.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:24am EST

KLBJ morning show host and Austin Monthly contributor Dale Dudley is our guest this week! Dale met up with us to talk about life on the radio, dealing with social media, and hanging out with Bill Hicks! Listen to him in the mornings from 6a-9a on 93.7 FM and follow him on Twitter @DaleDudley @DudleyandBob & @DudleyandBobLan!

Direct download: Dale_Dudley.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Adam Curry, the "Podfather" himself, is this week's guest!  From pirate radio, to MTV VJ, to co-inventor of modern day podcasting, Curry's broadcasting career has evolved in an incredible arc that currently has him parked in the "Drone Star State." Adam and John C. Dvorak host the No Agenda podcast, which deconstructs current news and media memes. Follow him on Twitter at @adamcurry and subscribe to the No Agenda podcast! 

Direct download: Adam_Curry.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:00am EST

The incredibly funny Lucas Molandes joins us for episode #20 of Austin Sessions! Lucas was Funniest Person in Austin in 2010, has performed on Comedy Central's Live At Gotham, and he's been a guest on two episodes of Marc Maron's WTF. 

Direct download: Lucas_Molandes.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am EST

For this week's session I sit down with graphic designer Chris Bilheimer. Aside from designing every Green Day album cover since 1997's Nimrod, he also fills his spare time as REM's full time artistic director. Special guest Christian Helms (Ep. #11), who introduced me to Chris, sits in! 

Direct download: Chris_Bilheimer.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Casey and I met up with Johnny Goudie at the Buzz Mill for this session. Johnny's been in the Austin music scene since he was a teenager and has worked with an incredible list of musicians. In 2011 he started his "How Did I Get Here" podcast which interviews friends, musicians, and other folks in the entertainment biz. 

Direct download: Johnny_Goudie.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason and I sat down with Nick and Corey from the group Neuro Method for this session. A cross between electronica and dubstep, Neuro Method creates their own style and sound. We explore their past, their influences, and the evolutionary direction of music. 

Direct download: Neuro_Method.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:34am EST

Kristin Owen from Do Stuff Media joins us for this session. She was gracious enough to invite us into her office, give us beer, and chat about Pearl Jam, living in Austin, and memorable concert experiences. 

Direct download: Kristin_Owen.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This year's Funniest Person in Austin, Mac Blake, hangs out for this week's session. We covered tons of material including: comic books, Spoon, Master Pancake, Star Wars and possibly a little comedy. 

Direct download: Mac_Blake.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Friends and photographers Ryan and Lindsey Green hung out with me for this episode to have some beers and catch up. We talk about taking pictures for the Austin High movie, Jurassic Park Live (on ice), bears with hydrocodone, and Garbage Pail Kids! 

Direct download: Ryan_Green_Photography.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This week we talk with the extremely talented and ambitious Jackie Venson. ‚ÄčAside from being fantastic on the guitar and a great singer/songwriter, she's an accomplished pianist as well. We talk about building a following, the Berkeley School of Music, and the the learning curve of social media.

Direct download: Jackie_Venson.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Erin, Audrey, and Stacy from the Succulents hang out with us for the latest Austin Session. They tell us about how they met, their first SXSW gig, hanging at Willie Nelson's ranch, the Doug Moreland circle, and their musical roots. 

Direct download: The_Succulents.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Comedian and old friend David Tobey sits down with us and talks about meeting Ron White, religion, and the life of a road comic. Special guest and mutual friend Sam Barrows joins us for some catch up.   

Direct download: David_Tobey.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:00am EST

In this session, Josh, Zach, and Matt from Infamous Brewing talk about how they met, growing a brewery from the ground up, and Ghostbusters!

Direct download: Infamous_Brewing.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:48am EST

For the Austin Sessions debut podcast, I sat down with Bay Anthon from Hopfields. We talk about beer, bullying, communes, and SXSW. 

Direct download: Bay_Hopfields.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:06am EST