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Marc of the Joker

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 07/17/2020

Radio Killed the Podcasting Star show art Radio Killed the Podcasting Star

Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, while listening to KPCC on the radio, I heard a mashup episode of Snap Judgement and Love + Radio, featuring Nick van der Kolk interviewing Glynn Washington. The whole thing made me trip on the blurred lines between podcasting and radio. QUOTE: "I freakin' love radio." CHARACTERS: , , , , , , , , , , , SETTINGS: , , , , , PODCASTS/RADIO: , , , , , , , , , , , , , THINGS: , , , , , , , SOUNDS: footsteps, birds, jet, freeway, virgin cocktail, horn GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Wawona Podcast Studio" RECORDED: April 2, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in , ...

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Hey Dude, I riff about the relative indifference to Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday by the popular culture, and how my 17th anniversary in podcasting was politely ignored. QUOTE: "He loves the word sad, I love the word sad." PEOPLE: , , , , , PLACES: , , , THINGS: , , , , , , , , SOUNDS: wind, jet, airplane, virgin cocktail, footsteps GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Here Comes the Sun" RECORDED: March 15, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in ,  GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone. HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a...

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Hey Dude, two years ago I was in a mad dash to pack my stuff to move out of the Zane Grey Estate, when suddenly actor Shia LaBeouf was standing in the middle of my messy studio apartment. QUOTE: "That's one hell of a mom!" PEOPLE: , , PLACES: , , THINGS: , , , , , , SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Three Burbank Palms" RECORDED: February 22, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in ,  GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone. HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of...

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BONUS EPISODE: A few years ago, my late friend Stan Hillas and I were working on creating a piece about radio pioneer Joe Frank in a Joe Frank style. Set in the mid-90's, the story is about an old girlfriend, who along with her Julie Christie lookalike friend fantasized about meeting Joe Frank. Music and sound design by Stan Hillas. PEOPLE: , , , , , , PLACES: , , THINGS: , , , GENRE: , , PHOTO: Joe Frank Stan RECORDED: 2018? HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on and host of ) DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough,...

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Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, on the Day of the Dead I quietly celebrated a year without drinking. Meanwhile a random 50,000-Watt punch to the gut leads to a new lease on life.

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Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, a bit of recognition for my photos by Descanso Gardens and The Arboretum paves the way for me to see Ira Glass in a new light, from "broken glass" to an arrow straight to the heart.

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Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during theĀ  Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense.

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Hey Dude, I riff about our new "barn" and the writing techniques of Erle Stanley Garner of Perry Mason fame.

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Hey Dude, I answer your question about my four favorite filmmakers by listing their four best films. I also include plenty of tangents and a short list of honorable mentions.

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Hey Dude, I was on my daily walk "feelin' groovy" while thinking about the poetic writings of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, when all of a sudden I narrowly escaped a random act of violence.

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Hey Dude, I finally watched Joker, so now I can belatedly make amends to "podcast pioneer" Marc Maron for not coming to his defense against the comic book geeks.

QUOTE: "Some people aren't in on the joke. That applies to their lives too."

PEOPLE: Johnny Cash, Andy Kaufman, Steven Wright, Brother Theodore, Sandra BernhardDavid Letterman

FILMMAKERS: Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, John Williams, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, River Phoenix, James Dean, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Lewis, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Allen

FILMS/TV: Joker, The Dark Knight, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Superman, Batman, The Passenger, I Walk the Line, Running on Empty, My Own Private Idaho, The Matrix, The Master, The King of Comedy, Taxi Driver, GLOW, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

PLACES: Cinerama Dome, Claremont

THINGS: Batman logo, WTF Podcast, KCRW, recovery, drive-in, comedy clubs

SOUNDS: birds, wind, footsteps, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplanes 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Marc of The Joker Googled" via Google shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: July 15, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in BurbankCalifornia 

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.