Jack Black finally body surfs his way to the calming shores of Sklarbro Country! Jack talks to Randy & Jason about how David Cross invited Tenacious D to perform at the early Mr. Show shows, when Dio got introduced to Tenacious D, and his thoughts on being a part of the Kennedy Center honoring of Led Zeppelin. He also tells us why surfing never worked out for him, catching the acting bug at an early age, and the difficult process of writing a song. Plus, we hear how big of a Tenacious D fan Justin Bieber is during a round of Quick Hits and Joe Walsh stops by to tell us what we can expect from The Eagles documentary. Be sure to get your tickets for a special screening of “Breaking Away” with Randy & Jason as part of the 2nd Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival on February 28th at Cinefamily in Los Angeles!
David Huntsberger of Professor Blastoff keeps it all in the Earwolf family on today’s Sklarbro County! David recaps his Superbowl viewing experience and then they get straight to the headlines including: a couple that can’t get past their butt chugging habit and a guy abandoning his running car to grab a cell phone case and losing his child to a car thief in the process. Also included is Grammy talk, instructions on circumventing paying for pay phones, and David talking about the magic that can happen when you combine comedy and science and his co-host, Tig Notaro’s, experiences over the past year. It’s a good day to be on the calming shores of Sklarbro County!
It’s rare when we have the chance to have a fascinating chat with a guest who is a tremendous actor and star of one of the greatest sports movies of all time. We are very excited today to have Dennis Christopher of Breaking Away become acquainted with the calming shores of Sklarbro Country. Dennis tells us about why being emancipated set him free to follow his dream of acting, working with Robert Altman, and how he was offered the starring role of Breaking Away after he had already been cast in a different role. He also talks about expressing his ideas on the original look of the Dave Stoller character, the process of working with Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained, and plays devil’s advocate during a round of Quick Hits. Plus, we call up Jerry Jones to get to the bottom of the Superbowl blackout. You won’t want to miss this incredible episode with one of the most inspirational actors of our time.
One of Hollywood’s most acclaimed Television comedy writers, David Kohan stops by on today’s episode of Sklarbro County! David tells us about manipulating his daughter into being a Clippers fan, talks about his unexpected success of Will & Grace, and shares his love for cycling. As always, Dan Van Kirk brings us some crazy stories such as; a man who stole an ambulance but fails to steal 2 horses, a man paying a hooker with a shark tooth & gets arrested for taping the encounter, and a British nursing home defends practice of hiring alleged prostitutes for aging residents. Plus, we continue to relax from the Superbowl with today’s Weekly Wahlberg! ROLL TIDE! *This episode was recorded before the Superbowl but we were quick to congratulate both the Ravens and 49ers on their victory.
Indie comic darling Eugene Mirman visits the calming shores to talk about the first time he met Randy & Jason in New York, opening for bands such as The Shins, and moving to America from Russia at the age of 4. He also tells us about how the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival started as a joke, explains water boarding during a round of Quick Hits, and has the craziest walking with Michael Stipe at a Mexican music festival story ever. You have to tune in to hear it!!! Plus, our resident Fantasy-ologist Jesse Thorn is here to get us ready for Super Bowl Sunday by giving us some tips for picking last minute dips and sauces.
Fellow Earwolf podcasters Randy & Jason Sklar join Har Mar to talk about their web show Nerd Down & 10, a 9 year-old girl doing stand-up, and the origin of Henderson. The Sklar Brothers share an embarrassing heckler story, Jason tells us about a terrible softball incident, and we hear about how Randy’s appearance on The Gordon Elliott Show is forever a part of the internet. Plus, Har Mar and the Sklarbros play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Songs with TLC’s “No Scrubs.”