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info_outline NEW YEAR NEW GALAXY 12/12/2019
NEW YEAR NEW GALAXY New Year / New Galaxy is an out-of this-world, once-in-a-lifetime, intergalactic costume party! Saturday January 4th, 2020! Featuring performances from: Starship Mantis Trio+ featuring Shad Ali DJ Femi Plus, a limited-release, cream ale collaboration by Starship Mantis +Black Forge + Dancing Gnome Beer. Remember to bring your ID if you plan on drinking! Only $15!! Doors at 7 pm, music at 8. Tickets at https://bit.ly/NewYearNewGalaxy Brought to you by Very Local, Epicast, Dancing Gnome, and Black Forge.
info_outline Teller Island Radio | Episode 1 Part 1 09/14/2016
Teller Island Radio | Episode 1 Part 1 Welcome to Teller Island Radio. Travel down the portal and join us on a multifaceted adventure. In this episode, we explore a multitude of moments eventually being introduced to Freddy Lancaster, an accountant who finds himself in a peculiar situation.
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 30 "Vulnerability" feat. Midge Crickett and Sikes 07/19/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 30 "Vulnerability" feat. Midge Crickett and Sikes The inspiration for the Midge Crickett song "This Podcast Sucks"!!! Two podcasts become one as guest host Abby Denton chats with Pittsburgh's greatest chanteuse Midge Crickett and Ian shares a wavelength with Epicast fam, Sikes. We touch on performative anxiety, worms, art as therapy and maintaining confidence. Spolier Alert: There was never a husband sitting there!!!
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 28 "Mistakes" feat. Michael Quigley and Jenna Sivak 06/23/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 28 "Mistakes" feat. Michael Quigley and Jenna Sivak Runnin' bits and chompin' crabcakes, Michael Quigley and Jenna Sivak (and guest host Abby Denton!) create a touching, vulnerable environment as they touch on openness, the nature of trust and the muse of inspiration when creating for children. They don't touch children.
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 27 "Segments" feat. Vince Charming, Sean Kendle & Nick Miller 06/02/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 27 "Segments" feat. Vince Charming, Sean Kendle & Nick Miller With this episode, the show is finally put on a long leash. Sean Kendle ("In Poor Taste" podcast), magician Vince Charming and Epicast's own Nick Miller try our best to alienate every listener, calling out everyone from anarchists to malaria carriers. It's gonna be a mixture, it's gonna be dirty. How long can you last?
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil ep 26 "Synesthesia" feat. Hannah Altman and Brian Crawford 05/05/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil ep 26 "Synesthesia" feat. Hannah Altman and Brian Crawford Live in front of an unwitting studio audience! Well, for a couple minutes. Anyway, passion comes up and so does relaxation. Brian and Hannah discuss the in-between space and the moment that you bite the bullet. The thoughts and views expressed during this broadcast represent! They represent hard. [1:25] if there is a chance of getting this up this afternoon or tonight, that'd be ideal since this ep is a little time sensitive to this weekend
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 25 "Up" feat. Jeremy Caywood, Kevin O'Brien & Jeffrey Williams 04/13/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 25 "Up" feat. Jeremy Caywood, Kevin O'Brien & Jeffrey Williams What a discussion! The development of art and artists and the self-assessment that ensues! Once we finally define a facet of art as altruistic communication, we switch to kitties. And as always, Ian ends up taking pot shots at John Ruskin.
info_outline Burning Bridges Comedy Festival 03/28/2016
Burning Bridges Comedy Festival Race to the Coffin Comedy & The Epicast Network proudly presents the “Burning Bridges Festival” this April 15th & 16th. The Burning Bridges is an all ages(except Club Café) comedy festival that focuses on Underground, lesser known stand-up comedians. The Burning Bridges Comedy Festival is a 100% DIY undertaking with very little outside influence. Burning Bridges was put organized and booked by local comedian John Dick Winters and partially funded by local businesses and organizations. The Festival will be hosted across multiple venues & store fronts in the Allentown, South Side & Downtown neighborhoods of Pittsburgh including Black Forge Coffee House, Work Hard PGH, The Drip Lounge, Club Café(21+), Arcade Comedy Theater and more TBA.National comedian, Geoff Tate who has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Getting Doug With High, and Doug Loves Movies, will be headline the festival. Burning Bridges will also boast over 20 nationally touring comedians and will also feature some of the best comedic talent Pittsburgh has to offer A variety of stand up shows as well as several podcasts will be the focus of Burning Bridges. Local and national podcasts will be recorded and will feature unique comedy shows for a one of a kind comedy experience. Shows such as nearly nude comedy, comic wars, the worst tattoo competition will give everyone their money’s worth! One show the entire audience will be uniformed police officers from the Allentown precinct! These local businesses and organizations that have already signed on to support the festival include The Hilltop Alliance, Code Academy, Commonwealth Press, Sweet Peaches, FourOneTube, Puzzle Pax & Full Pint Brewery.BurningBridgesFestival.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1534973570129219/
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil ep. 24 "Bad Decisions" feat Casey Hanner, Cumi Ikeda & Frank McDade 03/24/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil ep. 24 "Bad Decisions" feat Casey Hanner, Cumi Ikeda & Frank McDade Ian Insect Is Evil ep. 24 "Bad Decisions" feat Casey Hanner, Cumi Ikeda & Frank McDadeIn the creakiest episode yet, a musician, a stand-up and a puppeteer walk in to a studio and discuss passion, money, hamburgers and validation. Just kidding, it's a murder mystery! Can you figure out who the asshole is before we do?
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 23 "Cats and Progression v. De-evolution and Nostalgia" feat. Anthony Stewart and Ziggy Sawdust! 03/18/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 23 "Cats and Progression v. De-evolution and Nostalgia" feat. Anthony Stewart and Ziggy Sawdust! As you guessed from the title, it's a tag team team up for the title! Anthony Stewart and Ziggy Sawdust team together on the side of cats and social progression to take on human devolvement and nostalgia with the aid of returning champ cohost Abby Denton!
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 22 "Bros" feat Spencer Allan Patrick and Lauren Goshinski 03/10/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 22 "Bros" feat Spencer Allan Patrick and Lauren Goshinski Excitement ensues with the return of our beloved cohost Abby Denton!! The discussion, driven by artist-entrepreneurs Spencer Allan Patrick and Lauren Goshinski, delves into the function of art in society, specifically in this city, and the function of Sesame Street as a sketch show. Bro...
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 21 "Swive Roundtable #2 -- Loneliness" 02/17/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 21 "Swive Roundtable #2 -- Loneliness" Surrounded yourself with Swive and step back: Ryan, Jason and Amanda don't talk about the glutes. Instead, they look at the nebulous logic of the alphabet, animals and cuteness and tiny electronics. The reviews are in: "Crisp!" "Beautiful!" #glutes
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 20 - “Space” feat. Neil Newton and Mike Strasser 01/22/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 20 - “Space” feat. Neil Newton and Mike Strasser Neil and Mike match wits on creative inspiration, songwriting and learning the guitar, the dream world, boredom and a little bit o’ Bertrand Russell as Ian sits back and takes in our deepest episode yet. Join him!
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 19 “Expectations” feat. Liss Victory and Garrett Titlebaum 01/07/2016
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 19 “Expectations” feat. Liss Victory and Garrett Titlebaum Perhaps the definitive Swive official episode, this installment features “weirdoes like me” discussing falling from considerable heights and try to keep the conversation on track as it’s pulled in directions both comical and sonorous. Topics include proverbs, disappointment, traveling and grass.
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil Ep. 18 "Evil" feat. Adriana Ramirez and Krish Mohan 12/23/2015
Ian Insect is Evil Ep. 18 "Evil" feat. Adriana Ramirez and Krish Mohan In what is likely the most high energy, in-depth episode to date, Krish and Adriana tackle in a rapid fire fashion the subjectivity of morality, artistic responsibility, thugs and the power of language with ya boi. It's two of the city's most ambitious artists v. the most harrowing cultural insights yet!!! Swive, strap in!
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 17 "Pop" 12/11/2015
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep. 17 "Pop" The most in depth discussion about "Summer of '69" you'll ever experience leads Ian, Josh Lucas (@workhardpgh) and Jeff Betten (@pgh_jefe) into the basement of though as they consider music's role in society and the humble breag of being ill defined. Might as well go for a soda..
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil Ep 16 "Fear and Pride in Allentown" feat Chuck Cramer and Alex Stypula 11/25/2015
Ian Insect is Evil Ep 16 "Fear and Pride in Allentown" feat Chuck Cramer and Alex Stypula A most intense episode wherein two of the city's perennial pillars of entertainment discuss pride fear and fallopian colloquialisms with ya boi. Extra special guests at the end!
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 15 "Taste" feat. Ashley Corts, Brian Mendelssohn and Jesse Prentiss. 11/10/2015
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 15 "Taste" feat. Ashley Corts, Brian Mendelssohn and Jesse Prentiss. Ashley Corts, Brian Mendelssohn and Jesse Prentiss. We run into the business end of the podcasting stick, talking to three of Pittsburgh's most notable entrepreneurs. We talk independence, movies and raw talent. And guess what... cats come up again!
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil Ep 14 - "Love" feat Jude Benedict and Cheryl Capezzuti. 10/28/2015
Ian Insect is Evil Ep 14 - "Love" feat Jude Benedict and Cheryl Capezzuti. Episode 14, Jude Benedict and Cheryl Capezzuti. You knew we'd find ourselves here soon enough. And what two better Pittsburgh artists to explore the nature of love, the transcendence of promise, companionship and arm wrestling. Also some live tracks by Jude!
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil Ep 13 "Forgiveness" 09/30/2015
Ian Insect is Evil Ep 13 "Forgiveness" feat. Michael McGovern Eric and Laurie from Uke and TubaA rollicking good time amongst like minded individuals. The absurdities and wordplay fly as we play jump rope with levity and gravity, eventually landing on the possibility of forgiveness as a selfish act.
info_outline Drinking Partners # 42 / Does This Hold Up #117 09/30/2015
Drinking Partners # 42 / Does This Hold Up #117 This is a full crossover episode with Does This Hold Up and Drinking Partners! We talk about Above The Law, Beer, and how to get your wife in the mood. These guys are amazing. Follow @Partnerspod and @doesthisholdup on everything. Epicastnetwork.com
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil - #12 "Challenge" feat. Torrie Shineman, Mike Sasson, Ian McIntosh 09/10/2015
Ian Insect is Evil - #12 "Challenge" feat. Torrie Shineman, Mike Sasson, Ian McIntosh We take on the concepts of art, apathy and the confluence of humor and poeticism. We come hard. We come strong. Come with us.
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil - Special Ep. feat. Pittsburgh Comedy Festival 08/24/2015
Ian Insect is Evil - Special Ep. feat. Pittsburgh Comedy Festival Special Ep. Pittsburgh Comedy Festival"Stupid" feat. Woody Drennan, Derek Minto, Shannon Norman and John Dick Winters.In this non-canonical installment, we inspect the second year of the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival while Ian insists on investigating what comedy is used for. We want answers! Spoiler Alert: NO ANSWERS!
info_outline EPICAST PRESENTS SUPER SPECIAL AD FROM DOES THIS HOLD UP!! 08/18/2015
EPICAST PRESENTS SUPER SPECIAL AD FROM DOES THIS HOLD UP!!
info_outline Ian Insect is Evil - #11 "Identity" (feat Day Bracey, Professor Buzzkill, Marta Napoleone) 08/13/2015
Ian Insect is Evil - #11 "Identity" (feat Day Bracey, Professor Buzzkill, Marta Napoleone) While playing a "namedrop your own podcast" drinking game, Ian gets drunk and gets deep with fellow Epicast family, Day (@partnerspod, @DayBracey), Marta (@icantfindmarta) and Buzzkill (@Buzzkillprof), which sets the tone and sets them on a discussion about who we are and who he is.
info_outline Closing Time with Jayke Orvis #16 - Pops Orvis 06/25/2015
Closing Time with Jayke Orvis #16 - Pops Orvis Jayke had a conversation with his best friend, mentor, and personal hero. The result will go in his personal time capsule, which you can listen anytime ya like. Here's to the good dad's everywhere
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil - # 10 "Ham N' Hymns for Hire, Forver" feat Dave Dickinson, Derek Minto and Amy Mmhmm 06/24/2015
Ian Insect Is Evil - # 10 "Ham N' Hymns for Hire, Forver" feat Dave Dickinson, Derek Minto and Amy Mmhmm When do YOU feel embarrassed? Ian does his best not to embarrass--by proxy--the always insightful Amy Mmhmm, the ever-incisive Double Diamond Dave Dick and the instant Derek Minto as they both discuss and become guinea pigs.
info_outline Drinking Partners #28 - Scott Smith (East End Brewery) & Marta Napoleone 06/09/2015
Drinking Partners #28 - Scott Smith (East End Brewery) & Marta Napoleone Scott Smith is the owner of East End Brewing co. located in the east end neighborhood of Pittsburgh Pa. Marta is the host of Marta on the Move, a podcast and blog on the Epicast network. They sit down with Ed and Day in front of a live audience inside the east end brew pub to take questions and discuss Scott's process and the humble operations of the brewery.
info_outline Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 9 "Swive Official Roundtable #1--The Lusitania and a Lotta Lobby Music" 06/03/2015
Ian Insect Is Evil Ep 9 "Swive Official Roundtable #1--The Lusitania and a Lotta Lobby Music" School's in session, we got your chemistry prof, Jesse Irvin (@jessehasafuture), Brandon Schell (@brandonjschell) teachin math and Senor Norlex Belma with an introductory Spanish lesson. Try not to give substitute teacher Lusitania Perry too much hassle.