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The Fogelnest Files: Great American Dream

It’s known that Jake is an all-time master at picking clips so when would he ever allow someone else to curate his show? When that someone else is multimedia goddess Rachel Lichtman!!! She sits in with Jake and talks about her work for The Monkees, having the most obscure pop culture references on her twitter feed, and her documentary, Candy Store Profits, all on today’s episode of The Fogelnest Files! Jake and Rachel mind meld over her collection of delightful clips that include; a young woman in 1965 New York fawning over The Beetles and sprouting a new generation, the lo-fi origins of the Doctor Who theme song, and the Bee Gees on Howard Stern’s New Years Rotten Eve serenading John Bobbit’s lost penis. They also check out and try to understand a commercial from 1982 for an English leather British bikini girl contest that’s narrated with enough velocity to melt your face. To watch the clips discussed on this episode go to: http://www.youtube.com/thefogelnestfiles. Make sure to leave your reviews for every James Bond movie in “The Fogelnest Files” section on Itunes and also come see Jake live at UCB Theatre on Jan. 31st with special guests Rob Huebel and Chelsea Peretti!

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The Fogelnest Files: Beyond the Valley of the Internet Trolls

Buzzfeed’s Louis Peitzman joins Jake to discuss internet crazies and motion picture sleaze on today’s episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Louis tells us about fighting a cold his entire life, gets introduced into the world of Christian Weston Chandler, and describes his love of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ The Blood Trilogy. Louis and Jake take a look at some clips that include; Katie Couric & Bryant Gumbel trying to figure out what the internet is, the delightful Perfume Bro, and the first 2 minutes of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Make sure to go leave reviews for Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls in “The Fogelnest Files” section on iTunes.

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The Fogelnest Files: Skullnick Got The Whisper 2000

Jake is joined by the wonderful Jen Kirkman to discuss Taxi, Jesus’ opinion on improv, and what Ringo Starr wants people to do with their fan mail. Jen shares about her dance background, digging the oldies as a kid, and the time her dad had a great stand up set. Jake and Jen dive into some clips that include; a soulful moment on The Lawrence Welk Show, classic banter on Royce and Marilyn, and Geraldo interviewing Joey Ramone and his mom. You can now preorder Jen Kirkman’s book I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself and make sure to leave reviews for The Whisper 2000 in “The Fogelnest Files” section on iTunes. Enjoy!

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The Fogelnest Files: What am I? On a Podcast?

Jake is joined by the great Andy Kindler to discuss hooks, jokes, and bits on today’s episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Andy shares his thoughts on Robin Williams, witnesses the genius of Albert Brooks, and sees a different side of Billy Crystal. Jake and Andy look at some clips from the world of comedy which include; Alonzo “Hamburger” Jones on Def Comedy Jam, Willie Tyler and Lester’s Who’s On First, and Charlie Barnett performing in Washington Square Park. Make sure to go leave reviews for Billy Crystal’s Jazzman character in “The Fogelnest Files” section on iTunes. Don’t forget to get your tickets for The Twitter IRL taping of THE FOGELNEST FILES with Megan Amram, Danny Zuker, and Billy Eichner, December 27th at UCB-LA!

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The Fogelnest Files: Mood Rings & Yule Logs

Colbert Report writer and Jake’s old friend Eric Drysdale stops by to look at the glamorous world of late 70’s television on today’s episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Eric tells us about The Daryl Hall and John Oates Mumbo Jumbo Hour show which he produced in New York, how he got his first writing job for a Canadian late night comedy show, and his Rubik’s Cube novelty song as Crazy Davis. Jake and Eric discuss late 70’s television by looking at a couple of clips which include; The Carpenters in space, the Get High On Yourself anti-drug TV special, and the WPIX Yule Log. Make sure to go leave reviews for any of the reviews in “The Fogelnest Files” section on iTunes. Don’t forget to get your tickets for The Twitter IRL taping of THE FOGELNEST FILES with Megan Amram and Danny Zuker, December 27th at UCB-LA!

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The Fogelnest Files: Bev, Bob & Beyond

Once again it’s time to get into your viewing positions for another LIVE edition of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Recorded LIVE at UCB-LA, Jake Fogelnest welcomes Paul Scheer (The League), Colin Hanks (Dexter), and David Koechner (Anchorman) to talk about the time David Geffen sued Neil Young for making a record for robots, Bev & Bob karaoke superstars, and Wild Man Fischer. They also take a ride on the Disco Spaceship, look at Ryan Seacrest’s first TV gig, and figure out what the fuck was Gumby. Make sure to leave reviews for Sparks’ “Kimono My House” in “The Fogelnest Files” section on iTunes.

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The Fogelnest Files: J J J is for Julie!

The iconic Julie Brown comes by the studio and drops knowledge about MTV, comedy songs, and how to handle crotchety game show hosts on this edition of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Jake talks to her about what it was like to be on a game-changing episode of Laverne and Shirley, how she got MTV to come west, and her wonderful work in Earth Girls Are Easy. Things get crazy as they also discuss the menace of Chuck Woolery and the increasing battiness of Victoria Jackson. Plus, some great clips of Julie’s music like “The Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun,” Weird Al Yankovic on Just Say Julie, and the unreleased pilot for “Julie Brown – The Show.”

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The Fogelnest Files: Sprout of a New Generation

Actor, singer, and nice young man Matt Bennett stops by to talk about stuff that teenagers love on today’s episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Matt tells us about some of the ways he influences his younger fan base, how he started working with Dan Schneider on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, and the best piece of fan mail he’s ever received. Matt & Jake look at some clips from the world of teenagers such as; the Sprout of a New Generation Beatles’ fan interview, Mike Nesmith & Frank Zappa on The Monkees, and The Fonz and the Happy Gang cartoon.

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The Fogelnest Files: Politics!

Jake’s longtime buddy John Ross Bowie drops by to talk POLITICS on today’s special election episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES! John reminisces about the many times old Hasidic men would walk into the UCB-NY theatre thinking it was still a burlesque theatre, tries to explain Mark Russell to young people, and tells us about the time he talked to Jello Biafra backstage at an ASSSSCAT performance. Jake & John discuss politics by looking at some clips which include; the Fridays “Ronnie Horror Picture Show” sketch, Moe Tucker at a Tea Party rally, and Hillary Clinton being a bad ass. Message from Jake: “Hey everyone. On this episode I say the election is November 7th. I’m not an idiot. It’s the 6th. I got confused. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna try and vote on the 7th. In fact, I already voted. I voted for Michael Dukakis. Is anyone reading this? Okay, make sure to go leave reviews for Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” in “The Fogelnest Files” section on iTunes. Bye!”

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The Fogelnest Files: THE CLIPS THAT GO BOOM

Comedian, author, and filmmaker DC Pierson finds Jake’s pop culture g-spot on today’s in-studio edition of THE FOGELNEST FILES! DC talks about making a custom rap for anyone who pre-orders his new book Crap Kingdom, explains how his sketch comedy group Derrick had to play against themselves in an unreleased sports sketch web series, and tells us a story about conversations from the Work It writers room. DC & Jake look at some clips which include; Alfonso Ribeiro’s Hip-Hop starter kit, L’Trimm’s “Cars That Go Boom,” and The Smiths on a children’s television show.