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Episode 18: The Sweetie Episode

It's the last podcast of 2013! We'll be back January 8th with a whole new and improved season!

In the meantime, here's some...something...to uh...listen to.

It features my dear friend and common law wife Lauren Vasil. We really pile it on in this one.

Thanks for listening and I'll see all you sexy people in 2014!



Direct download: Sweetie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

Episode 17:Unhappy Birthday (Podcast)

It's that time of year. People rushing around, trying to get home for the holidays, and screwing other people in the process.

That's what happened to me. This week's guest bailed on me at the last minute, even though he rescheduled twice before and I begged him not to hang me out to dry a third time.

To top it off, I was already depressed because it was my birthday, which marks my annual two weeks of being unbearable and freaking out over even the smallest inconvenience, and not something like this.

However, being the comsummate professional I remembered the old adage "the show must go on."

And so it did. Here are 45 minutes of birthday nonsense, featuring my friends, producer Meena Sajwani and Thomas Appleton.

Have a great Thanksgiving!



Direct download: Unhappy_Birthday.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

Episode 16: Shannon Coffey (Coffey Chat, UCB)!

Recently, I got to sit down and get tipsy with the hilarious and fethching Shannon Coffey. We talked about her legit love of gorups like Fifth Harmony, OneDirection. But we also talked about haters, people who take duck selfies, kids with booger hands and why it's all gonna be alright.

Shannon is the best! Enjoy!



Direct download: Shannon_Coffey.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT

Episode 15: Ann Carr (FX's Louie and The Actress)

We're back with the wonderful and delightful Ann Carr who you've seen on FX's hit show Louie, the hot web series The Actress, and UCB's brand new sketch team Legs For Days.

We talk about acting, comedy, growing as a person, Welcome Back Kotter, and what Louis CK said Ann that she cherishes to this day.

It's been a tough week for music fans. I encourage everyone to break out some Velvet Underground and remember the genius that was Lou Reed.



Direct download: AnnCarrFinal.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:55pm PDT

Episode 14: Boris Khaykin (College Humor, Comedy Central)

This week Boris Khaykin (Comedy Central, College Humor, UCB and other stuff) and I sit down to have a lively discussion about comedy, politics, risk-taking, and of course, Miley Cyrus. Because the poor girl just isn't getting enough attention these days.

Boris and I tend to disagree about everything. You may want to take an Advil before you listen to this.



Direct download: Boris_.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

Episode 13: Rob Michael Hugel

Rob Michael Hugel ("I Hate Being Single") stops by with candy! We get up to all kinds of nonsense including a scholarly discourse of all those "One Direction are gay" rumors. 

This podcast is brought to you by the Ford Fiesta and all the other fine Ford vehicles. Well, it isn't really. But it totally should be.



(Photo by Zack DeZon)

Direct download: Rob_Michael_Hugel.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

Episode 12: Shalyah Evans of MTV's Girl Code

This episode is like a drunken slumber party with your best friend!

Shalyah Evans (MTV's Girl Code) stops by to talk about boys, boy bands, dressing like a princess for the VMAs, and how she ended up with a flirty pic with Harry Styles. Along the way we talk about creepy men, stalkers, and why Kate Winslet is everybody's girl crush.



Direct download: Shalyah_Evans.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT

Episode 11: Craig Rowin (Adult Swim's "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell")

We're back with Lucky Podcast 11, featuring the charming, Emmy Award nominated writer and comedian Craig Rowin of Adult Swim's Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

Craig and I talk about 666 Park Avenue, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Arrested Development and a lot of other television shows. And to contractually fulfill our obligation to discuss music in every podcast, we talk about Harry Nilsson and Weird Al.

Also for some reason, serial killers come up a lot, as do fairy godmothers offering real weird life choices.



Direct download: Craig_Rowin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:59pm PDT

Episode 10: Recording Artist Alex Gimeno (Ursula 1000)

To celebrate our tenth glorious podcast, I sit down with Alex Gimeno - a.k.a. Ursula 1000! We talk about all sorts of things, but mainly British comedy including The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, I.T. Crowd, and generally why Matt Berry is pretty much the best man for the job.

We also talk about the future of Ursula 1000, new kid in town Quentin Quatro, and a whole bunch of music.



Direct download: Louder_Than_Bombs_Podcast.mp3
Category:Musician -- posted at: 11:42pm PDT

Episode Nine: Beth Newell (co-founder of Reductress)

Beth Newell (Reductress.com) stops by for a chat. We get a little tipsy and end up talking about all sorts of things that we might regret one day in the very near future.

Not really; but we do talk about lots of stuff including comedy, sketch writing, boys, comedy, John Lennon and his two most important relationships (Paul McCartney and Yoko), comedy, and an unusual use for tampons.



PS Please rate and review us on iTunes. If you don't, well, let's just say ther'll be "consequences."

Direct download: beth_newell.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Episode Eight: Zhubin Parang (The Daily Show)

Will everyone please just settle down? Things will go a lot smoother if you hold your questions until the end of this planning commission meeting.

This week, I sit down with Emmy Award-winning writer Zhubin Parang (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) to discuss his love of Bob Dylan, why Billy Joel is underrated, and why it might be kind of cool to have a former lover write a hateful song about you.

We also talk about comedy and how working at a fake news organization is different from working at a real news organization.



PS For more with Zhubin, check out our special bonus episode, also out today!

Direct download: Zhubin_Parang_Final.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Bonus Material: Zhubin Parang! (The Daily Show)

Zhubin Parang (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Sherry discuss their shared Iranian/Persian heritage and then talk a whole lot about food! 

Direct download: Bonus_Time_-_Zhubin_Parang_and_Sherry_Parnes.mp3
Category:Bonus Material -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Episode Seven: Adam Wade (The Moth)

What's Happening, Rerun? If you "got" that reference, you're my kind of people. Or you're old. Or both. But don't worry about that for now; Adam Wade is here! He's won The Moth Story Slam eighteen times! He talks about the art of storytelling and what it's like to do Asssscat. We'll also swap stories about our shared adventure as NBC Pages. Good Times...oh, sorry. Wrong 70s sitcom!



Direct download: Adam_Wade_Final.output.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Episode Six: John Frusciante (Artistic Associate, UCB)

Don't roll your eyes at me, young lady! It's time for the 6th episode of the Louder Than Bombs Podcast! This time, we sit down with writer and comedian John Frusciante. John is a huge music fan, and he also happens to be the Artistic Associate at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. We talk about the Theatre, comedy, and lots of other stuff including the difference between American and British Punk, Pink Floyd, and why you don't have to isten to Metallica anymore. 

It's a table-thumpin' good time!



PS For more about the bands and things John and I talk about, be sure to check out our Tumblr: http://louderthanbombspodcast.tumblr.com

Direct download: John_Frusciante.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT

Episode Five: Morgan Evans

This epsiode is more fun than a Citi Bike with flames painted on the sides, jumping over a huge pit filled with Citi Bikes that are actually on fire! Morgan Evans (Best Week Ever, The Onion, and a whole lot of other cool stuff), stops by Sherry's apartment to talk about French Pop, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and anything else that catches his fancy. So please join us, okay?



Direct download: Morgan_Evans.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Episode Four: Dave Hill (B-Side)

I'm sure they say lots of other things on the subway. Things about being aware of your surroundings and not walking between cars and stuff like that. But I'm too tired to think about that right now. Instead, please let me present to you the second part to my chat with Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Inside Amy Schumer). We talk about the art of cursing, Flower Boys, and why Scandinavian people are genetically superior. Along the way, we finish our Led Zep/Stones quiz. How did Dave do? How did you do? Stop showing off!

I'm sorry I didn't get to know you better. You seem sweet. (That's Yearbook Speak for "Being seen with you would have affected my Q score.")



Direct download: Dave_Hill_B-Side.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode Three: Dave Hill (A-Side)

Stand clear of the closing doors, please! We're hanging out with thinking man and raconteur Dave Hill (This American Life, Tasteful Nudes) for the first of an epic two-part podcast! In this episode, Dave discusses personal style, Morrissey, and what separates the men from the boys. Dave also begins an epic Led Zeppelin/Rolling Stones quiz. How will he fare? The answer might surpirse you!




Direct download: Episode_3__Dave_Hill_A_Side.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode Two: Chris Gethard

Ladies and gentleman, there is train traffic ahead of us. Please be patient. That’s code for “Please don’t take it out on the conductor. If you do, we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.” No matter!  We’ve got Chris Gethard with us! Chris (“The Chris Gethard Show” and the book A Bad Idea I’m About To Do) and I chill out on the back porch of his Brooklyn apartment to talk about punk rock – one of the coolest rocks there is, and how it’s shaped his comedy. We miss insulting The Clash by a hair, and then work it out in an epic Smiths lyrics battle!

Stay sweat this summer.



Direct download: Chris_Gethard.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Episode One: Matt Fisher

Climb aboard the Louder Than Bombs Podcast local train! Making all stops to Coney Island. Just don’t sit next to the dude with puke in his beard; that never ends well. What I’m trying to say here is that our first guest is the wonderful Matt Fisher. Writer. Performer. Charmer. Guy who single-handedly shamed Progressive Insurance for being total dicks (I might need a lawyer for that statement). Matt and I sat down to discuss our mutual love of R.E.M. Along the way, we meandered over to The White Stripes and why Meg White was probably sad for a long time, T-Bone Burnett’s magical cloak of respectability, childhood traumas at Disney World, and why Robin Thicke is probably cooler than you think.




Direct download: Matt_Fisher.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT