Podcast Episode 28: Start Me Up

Megan Etzel just might be the unofficial queen of start-ups. She gives us a peek inside start-up culture and brags about all the perks none of the rest of us are getting. Then we bask in the Thanksgiving afterglow, delving into a list of things we’re grateful for that are completely superfluous and nonessential. Join us, won’t you?

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00:00 Intro: WE’RE BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK.
04:10 Pod Pourri:
Get all the dirty details of Megan’s love affair with start-ups!
36:47 Facebook Says:
What completely nonessential items are you thankful for?
55:48 Games People Play: 
I should’ve known Megan did her homework…
01:01:06 Outro:
Find Megan on twitter under @megetz!

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Episode 27: Games Edition LIVE at Arcade Comedy Theater!

Add It Up Podcast tackles the topic of games with this special live event at Arcade Comedy Theater, featuring the improv of Valiant & Valiant and live music from The Wreckids!

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00:00 Intro
Listen to me nervously fumble around on stage for what felt like an eternity!

02:38 Valiant & Valiant: Improv sample and live interview!
Live improv doesn’t translate well to audio, so I skipped most of it because if you weren’t there, you don’t deserve to have enjoyed the prowess of Abby Fudor and John Feightner.

I told my own Abby related game story, which involved some visual aids. I’ve included the first for you below, but you’ll have to click the link for the after photo because JOKES.

Here is the BEFORE photo of what’s supposed to be a wine glass:

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Now CLICK HERE for the AFTER photo, and brace yourself for what truly became a rare artistic masterpiece.

17:15 Sponsorship (all written by producer Zach Simons!)

17:50 Taboo
What you can’t see is that Abby pretended to shave her face and legs with the Taboo buzzer. THE AUDIENCE LOVED IT GUYS, COME ON.

Zach found an online version of the game that allows for user submissions. Needless to say, it provided a more entertaining experience than we could have ever imagined. Check it out at http://taboogame.net. Friend of the show Eric Donaldson captured the best card of the night:

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31:24 The Wreckids: First song and interview!
I’ve allowed but a tiny snippet of their first song just as a teaser. Go buy their new album on iTunes already. And as luck would have it, their interview was just as entertaining as their music!

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48:30 Facebook Says
The Facebook thread where I requested stories about games went TERRIBLY awry. But don’t worry, I got my revenge.

01:03:30 Celebrity! Sort of.
Dave Ranallo and Sarah of The Wreckids join us for a partial game of Celebrity! Girls vs. Boys. I think you can probably guess how this turned out.

01:19:25 Outro
Thank you to everyone who made this special night possible! Valiant & Valiant! The Wreckids! Arcade Comedy! Mike Rubino! Zach Simons! And my incredible live audience! Can’t wait to do it again!

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Podcast Episode 26: Girl Talk

Gayle Pazerski Stephenson stopped by for some girl talk and shit got REAL, yo. Eavesdrop on our conversation to find out what we said about you behind your back!

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00:00 Intro
02:57 Pod Pourri
58:46 Facebook Says
01:07:58 Games People Play
01:17:36 Outro

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Episode 25: Bully for You

Josh Verbanets & Gab Bonesso have joined comical and musical forces to bring a fresh anti-bullying message to kids and adults all over Pittsburgh and nationwide. We chat about the inspiration behind their programming and have a few laughs along the way.

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00:00 Intro
03:22 Pod Pourri
26:35 Facebook Says
38:58 Games People Play
57:33 Outro

Josh & Gab have a lot of upcoming events, so check out www.joshandgab.com, their Facebook, and their Twitter to stay in the know! They’re also doing a free show at the Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon around 10 or 11am, which is a great opportunity to scope them out!

Josh will also be hosting Club Cafe’s AcoustiCafe open mic from 7-11pm on Monday, September 9, so get in line now!

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Podcast Episode 24: On Film with Sean Collier

It seems as if the only thing writer & comic Sean Collier loves more than a good film is the chance to talk about it. We gab about his new movie discussion podcast, comedy, and our generation’s tendency to try to do it all.

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00:00 Intro
06:21 Pod Pourri
38:37 Facebook Says
46:48 Games People Play
54:35 Outro

You can find Sean on Twitter and visit his Pittsburgh Magazine page. While you’re at it, add his new endeavor with Aaron Kleiber to your list: You Can’t Handle the Truth Podcast! You can also catch Sean AND Gene Collier on September 12 at The Improv for one night only!

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Podcast Episode 23: Road Trip! with Creative Briefs

Carl and John from the Creative Briefs podcast came by to compare road trip stories. Turns out Santa is real, friendship is maggots, and I should be dead by now.

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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 08:22
ROAD TRIIIIIIIIIIIIIP! We cover driving duty, music choices, and a variety of bad decisions.

Facebook Says 42:41
We (and by “we” I mean you) should probably all be incarcerated or being held prisoner in some creepy guy’s basement by now.

Games People Play 59:56
Questions about the movie Road Trip (2000), the first road trip ever made in a motorcar, and the musical artist whose tour bus dumped sewage on a boat full of passengers.

Outro 01:04:03
Find these guys on Twitter at @diggy and @carlhuelsman, and make sure you check out the @creativebriefs podcast!

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Podcast Episode 22: Couch Surfing with Paul Tab

Musician and funny guy Paul Tabachneck crashed at our place on his way through Pittsburgh, so we figured house guests and couch surfing would make for a suitably awkward topic. Also, he drinks A LOT of water:

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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 07:52
Paul’s been everywhere, man. He knows a lot about what do to — and what not to do — when you’re a guest in someone’s home. Sometimes he found it out the hard way…

Facebook Says 47:30
Once again, you’ve all proven yourselves to be a bunch of beautiful weirdos. Also? I love poop stories.

Games People Play 59:42
More of my shitty homemade trivia! Yay!

Outro 01:03:00
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Podcast Episode 21: On TV

Zach Simons has a theory that we consume TV the way previous generations consumed literature. Tune in (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) to hear more about his crazy theory and our favorite TV shows ever. We’ll try to avoid spoilers!

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Pod Pourri 05:52
Admit it: TV is awesome. And is it me, or is it just getting better and better? Netflix, Hulu, Amazon… watch out, cable. We’re coming for you.

Facebook Says 46:48
You guys love TV, too! SHOCKER. What are your favorite shows EVARRR? Impossible to answer, but that didn’t stop y’all from trying.

Games People Play 01:02:06
Questions based on the forty-some Facebook Says responses we got! Zach didn’t even know what hit him.

Outro 01:06:28
Zach is on Twitter! And you should check out Writing On the Floor, which premieres live podcasting at Arcade THIS THURSDAY, June 27 at 8pm. Rick Sebak, Derek Minto, Tim Ross, New Victorians! AND BEER! ALL FOR JUST $5!

I also want to plug the Always Gilda show happening at Arcade on Friday, June 28 with an incredible all-female lineup! All proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club of Western PA!

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Podcast Episode 20: Big Gay Episode

The big gay episode with the big gay man! Mike Buzzelli comes by to talk marriage equality and Pride weekend.

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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 06:38
Mike is a HUMAN BEING FIRST, you guys. Then some combination of gay/writer/comic after that. We explore Mike’s background with comedy and marriage equality, and OF COURSE sing the praises of Pittsburgh’s thriving comedy scene. And you can buy Mike’s book on Amazon!

Games People Play 45:23
Eh, two out of three ain’t bad. Mike makes up for a missed question by schooling me on what I thought was the hardest one!

Outro 56:05
You can find Mike on Twitter (more easily than he can find himself, apparently) and Facebook. To support marriage equality close to home, check out equalitypa.org. You can also find that killer Arcade Comedy Theater Pride lineup on their site, and visit www.pittsburghpride.org for this year’s Pittsburgh Pride events!

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Podcast Episode 19: Who’s Your Daddy?

John Hancock and Joshua Patton join me to talk about having dads, being dads, and our favorite fictional fathers for this special Father’s Day episode!

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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 06:25
From fart clouds to fear of royal fuckups, John and Joshua tell me all about why being a dad is awesome/terrifying.

Facebook Says 44:21
Sometimes your dad does something sweet like send you peanut butter at college. And sometimes he scars you for life by shaving  off all his facial hair.

Games People Play 53:58
Dad themed trivia!

Outro 01:00:20
Check out www.joshuampatton.com and @joshuampatton! John Hancock will be your friend on facebook if you ask nicely.

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