Shameless Self-Promotion

If you follow this site at all, I implore you! Check out the Facebook page, subscribe on iTunes, subscribe on YouTube (which is about 15 episodes behind, but...), give it a like, leave a comment on iTunes, give it five stars if you like it. We've got interviews with comedians like Jim Norton, Kurt Metzger,…

Sea Hags

I was on a great podcast! My friend Katie Nordgren runs the Sea Hags podcast with her friend Chris Rzepa and they invited me to be a guest. It was a lot of fun and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be silly with a couple of really cool people. I am on Episode…

Page Massively Updated!

Hey, look at that! All past YouTube episodes (that I consider 'true' episodes) have been posted to the page, and should now be in iTunes as soon as the feed refreshes. As for my YouTube channel itself, it will eventually be updated, but unfortunately, adding the videos is way more time-consuming than adding audio for…

26 Interview with Ed Hill

Wherein I interview Vancouver-based comedian, Ed Hill, in a pizza place's basement. No shit. Ed's a funny and smart dude and has had a successful career with no signs of slowing down. He's got two albums, Canasian, and Weirdo Whisperer and is consistently on tour. Please enjoy!

24 Interview with Mike St. Jean

I sat down with the unfairly-talented multi-instrumentalist, "Two Turntables and A" Mike St. Jean to talk about the value and re-purposing of art, music, meditation and more. Oh, and taquitos, of course. He's a very heady and cool dude and I hope you enjoy it. I apologize for being a bit more wooden than usual; I was very tired. And still am. Do it up!

20 Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval

I'm a lucky little fanboy and interviewed the wickedly talented Che Aimee (AH-mee) Dorval. She's had a 10+ year career as a solo guitarist and singer, having released Underachiever in 2008 and Volume 1 in 2015, and is known for her collaborations with Devin Townsend on 2009's Ki and 2014's Casualties of Cool. She's got a killer voice, a great personality, a sharp sense of humour and is a lovely human being. We met at a small restaurant to talk music, life, comedy, performing and a lot more. We also eat. I talk about myself too much. We're definitely BFFF's now.

18 Ghostbusters Hate

The new Ghostbusters movie probably sucked, but didn't deserve the hype. Wherein I actually agree with feminist points! and disagree with right-wing people! Those never happen! Talking Ghostbusters, the cast and crew, Gavin McInnes and Leslie Jones and Twitter.

17 Interview with Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is a Vancouver-based comic. In preparation for his Fringe Festival show, "Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy" he's been doing dry runs all over the Lower Mainland. In it, he documents his childhood and upbringing, time in-and-out of various correctional institutions, drug addiction, homelessness and eventual decision to live a clean life. I had the privilege of seeing it twice, and it's unique, raw and human, and seeing Mark perform stand-up numerous times, he's got a rare talent for turning personal pain into (near) universal comedy. We sat down for an interview after he performed the show in my living room for myself and some friends.

44 Interview with JJ Caithcart

I met JJ Caithcart at his store, SCRAPE Records, October 7, 2010. Fresh out of high school, I became addicted to music, heavy metal in particular, and learning more and more, and JJ fed that addiction with aplomb. Over the next six years, I spent countless hours there, hanging out, talking, learning, listening, and was privileged enough to help with in-store meet-and-greets with bands like Gojira, and Devin Townsend. We talk the fate of the store, the record industry in general, and his partnership with Vancouver metal band, Zimmer's Hole. Below, you can find links to a Zimmer's Hole pre-order on Indiegogo, as well as other Scrape Records media. Check it out! Relaunch: SCRAPE Records site: SCRAPE on Facebook: Zimmer's Hole's Official Page:

Pulling the Trigger 

Mark Hughes is a friend of mine; a Vancouver-based comedian, founder and producer of the Comedy Shocker, ex-convict and a former drug addict. He's been featured on CBC, Vice, and was the subject of a viral story about a little boy asking the then-Prime Minister for a gorilla. Last year, he came to my apartment…

43: Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval (2!)

The wonderful musician, Ché Aimee Dorval returns to the show for an hour-long interview. Since our last talk, Ché has been busy at work on her new album "Between the Walls and the Window," due out December 8th and it definitely shows in the singles that you can hear. We talk about music, the process of making this new record, her most recent foray into veganism, and social issues like the "Me too" campaign, sexual abuse, racism, and much, much more. I enjoyed the talk a lot, and am happy to say we have become friends in the last year. I hope you enjoy it too. Do it up! PledgeMusic: Show at the Cobalt: Ché's site: Facebook: Twitter:

42: Louis CK

  My extremely nuanced opinion on Louis CK's sexual misconduct, recorded at night on Thursday the 9th. It's not that nuanced, I just wanted to say "nuanced". Nuance. Emily joins me about ten minutes in to talk about our feelings concerning CK's misconduct, our reactions as fans, and what the future holds. I am depressed,…

An Interview with Kelly Carlin

In her own words, “ Kelly Carlin is a thinker, writer, talker and doodler. She’s funny, serious, silly and deep. Sometimes she wishes she were Carol Burnett, other days it’s Patti Smith, but mostly it’s Oprah Winfrey. It’s complicated.” She is also a performer and story-teller based in LA, and as you might have guessed,…

“Only Half There” Review

If you know me, and certainly if we’ve discussed music, you’ve suffered through me blithering about my favourite artist. If you follow this podcast, you’ve heard my fumbling attempts at sounding insightful. And if you are the man himself, you’ve offered me more time and thought than I deserve. Yes of course, I am talking…

37: Kurt Metzger Interview

Best known for his various writing credits like Inside Amy Schumer and the Jim Norton Show, transgressive stand-up comic Kurt Metzger very generously took the time to sit down with me for a talk. We chatted about morals in comedy, his career, drugs, religion, the controversy he's dealt with and mental illness. He's a great dude, an original mind, and tall as shit. Do it up!

Some News

I apologize for the slough of posts (and there will be one more tomorrow)... But I'm seeing to the slight backlog of material I have to post to the site and I'm just one man, damnit! Anyway, I'd like to announce that I plan to make weekly updates beginning in October, the first of the…

35: Jim Norton Interview

In which I am the most audibly nervous I've ever been. One of the most prolific comedians today, and one of my personal heroes, Jim Norton, graciously took the time to talk with me over the phone on a crazy busy day in Seattle. We covered radio, his Chip Chipperson podcast, UFC Unfiltered, the political climate of the right and the left, and my weirdly-specific questions about a couple of his specials. I honestly can't thank him enough and I really thoroughly enjoyed the talk. Do it up! Sorry the levels are a little 'off,' I was using my SM7B for the first time. ..................did that really just happen?

An Interview with Grace Savage

A four-time UK champion beatboxer, Grace Savage recently released her debut EP “Savage Grace,” featuring her incredible vocals, electronics, and, well…. Beatboxing. Self-effacing and thoughtful, Grace makes time in her busy schedule to work with children with special needs and teaches them how to beatbox. I’ve said ‘beatbox’ entirely too many times. It was an…

34: Brian “Beav” Waddell Interview

Brian "Beav" Waddell, best known as the bassist of the Devin Townsend Project, took the time to sit and talk with me about music, their grueling tour schedule and our mutual love of bad jokes. I was pretty tired from two false fire alarms in my building last night and was not as prepared as I like to be, but when all is said and done, Beav was a great dude to talk to and I really enjoyed this. Do it up!

33: Dave Young Interview

Dave Young is best known for his work with Devin Townsend, as well as his own projects Auger and Regal. I invited Dave to be a guest on the show, and he graciously sat down with me to talk in his studio in North Vancouver. We talk about music (no shit), krav maga, the creative process, depression, gear and touring. It was fun talk. Do it up!

Needless Justification for a Site

I have no business having a website or buying a domain... BUT...... It's really been an education in something I previously did not know how to do. I want to gain experience and know things I did not know before, and if I can do it in solitude and quietly, I'm more than okay about…

First Post! First Post! First Post!

Wow, this is quite the, uh... thing. I almost feel fraudulent having a website, but this is the route to having an RSS feed... which I can't afford right now. But hey! Here's a repository for everything. I'll be filling this thing out more and more in the next few days. I have a couple…