Foot in the Door
Interesting conversations with interesting people.
info_outline #76 - Mel Smith 06/17/2019
#76 - Mel Smith Ed gets to sit down with one of his favorite Twitch streamers, Owl AKA TheOwlPlays AKA Mel Smith. Yes, they get a chance to nerd out about what it takes to be a Twitch streamer and dive deep into their favorite game (Overwatch) but that's just scratching the surface of the conversation. The story of what brought her to where she is today is full of unexepected branches, including linguistics, retail, and Billy Joel.
info_outline #75 - Philip Buchanan 06/03/2019
#75 - Philip Buchanan The amount of work that goes into making a video game is incredible. The amount of work that goes into making a video game by yourself is... well... Philip Buchanan can tell you all about it. Ed sits down with Philip to chat about "39 Days to Mars" and all that went into making it. Grab yourself a cuppa, a scone, and enjoy the conversation!
info_outline #74 - Doug Ahr 04/08/2019
#74 - Doug Ahr One of the nice things about living in the area where you grew up is having the chance to re-connect with old friends. That's just what Ed does in this episode where he sits down over a cup of coffee with his former high school band classmate Doug Ahr. From Strongman Competitions to bouncing at clubs to teaching high school English, Doug has not only done it all but he's done it with integrity.
info_outline #73 - Lem Fillyaw 02/04/2019
#73 - Lem Fillyaw If you listen to this episode and your cheeks don't hurt from smiling, you may need to get your cheeks examined. It's all good times and nice hangs when Lem Fillyaw is around and this conversation is no different. Clown college? Laundry mat meet-cutes? Gametography? Lem's got some great stories and he was kind enough to share more than a few of them with us. It's a wonderful hang! Enjoy! This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #72 - Tom Marett 01/14/2019
#72 - Tom Marett Regardless of whether or not you're a gamer, you'll be made to feel welcome during this conversation with Tom Marett. That's just what Tom does. He's warm, inviting, and wants to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves whether he's hosting a gaming session on his Twitch channel or hanging with friends - new and old - in the real world. Settle in and sit back. We're all friends here! This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #71 - LyanGamer 01/01/2019
#71 - LyanGamer What better way to kick off the new year than a conversation with the one and only LyanGamer, one of the nicest guys you'll find on Twitch. Whether you're a hardcore gamer or have no idea what in the world Twitch is, you're sure to find valuable takeaways that will inspire you and encourage you to keep dreaming. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #70 - Sean Capri 09/17/2018
#70 - Sean Capri Whether you know him from podcasting (We the Gamercast, If We Ran Nintendo, The Xbox Drive), his Twitch streaming (seancapri), or his appearance on every other podcast and Twitch stream, one thing you know about Sean Capri is he's a good guy who knows how to stay busy. Ed was able to chat with Sean during some rare downtime to find out where this drive comes from (no one ever suspects the Baby Godfather), where it's leading, and - of course - discover the natural progression of drawing Mega Man cartoons. Great conversation!
info_outline #69 - Dylan Taylor 09/03/2018
#69 - Dylan Taylor You may know Dylan Taylor from a wide number of different projects: his stellar work in the theater, his various roles in TV and movies that make you say, "Wait, that's all the same guy?" or perhaps his scene-stealing VO work in one of the most popular video game franchises in recent history. After listening to this conversation, however, you'll find that behind all of the roles, accents, and incredible work is a down-to-earth, really good guy. Enjoy! This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #68 - Tim Sniffen 08/20/2018
#68 - Tim Sniffen As is made obvious in the rambling intro, Ed is super-excited to sit down with Tim Sniffen: writer, animator, actor, and a genuinely nice guy. From flip cartoons in the corner of book pages to bringing to life a Mysterious Man in the hilarious podcast Hello From the Magic Tavern, Ed and Tim cover it all... or as much as they can in an hour. This is a fun one! This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #67 - Cory Drake 08/06/2018
#67 - Cory Drake Rarely has Ed left a conversation as inspired as he was when he finished chatting with Cory Drake. This chat pretty much covers it all, from improv to professional wrestling, brokenness to optimism, having to step down from a passion and standing up for what you believe in. If you don't find yourself inspired at the end of the hour... well... I got nothin' for ya. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #66 - Jason Salmon 07/16/2018
#66 - Jason Salmon Is it possible to find peace through comedy? If so, Jason Salmon has cracked the code. Fresh off the recording of his debut comedy album, Jason chats with Ed about his craft, what goes into recording an album, and the impetus behind a cowboy who explains... everything. It's a great chat with a brilliant comic mind! You just may walk away with the best advice you've ever gotten from the dumbest guy you know. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #65 - Steve Byers 06/19/2018
#65 - Steve Byers If you haven't experienced what Ed refers to as "The Steve Byers High," prepare yourself. It's what happens to the room after you've spent some time with a really good person; an actor who's super-talented yet also has both feet planted firmly on the ground. A guy who may or may not have neglected to tell his wife about why their new apartment was vacant in the first place. A guy like...well... Steve Byers. Enjoy! It's a good one! This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #64 - Jason Stansell 06/04/2018
#64 - Jason Stansell Ed sits down with animator Jason Stansell to chat about how you (or, more accurately, how HE) went from a kid in Tennessee with a dream to actually chasing the dream down and bringing it to life. Great conversation with a lot of takeaways! Check it out! This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #63 - Valerie Rose Lohman 05/21/2018
#63 - Valerie Rose Lohman Fresh off of "What Remains of Edith Finch" winning the BAFTA for Best Game, Ed chats with actor Valerie Rose Lohman about her experience working on the game, the impact it's had on her, and why Kenny Ortega reallllly needs to chat with her about Descendants 4. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #62 - Dan Smith 05/07/2018
#62 - Dan Smith Ed welcomes comedian/podcaster/DJ/heckuva good guy Dan Smith to the proceedings. What happens when two guys who don't have the answers to life's big questions decide to tackle life's big questions anyhow? This episode. This is what happens. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #61 - Ralph Nardell 04/16/2018
#61 - Ralph Nardell Ed welcomes photographer and all-around good guy Ralph Nardell to the program to talk about photography, friends, and family. Lots of great info, lots of nice laughs. It's a good one! The episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #60 - Carolina Ravassa 04/02/2018
#60 - Carolina Ravassa You may know Carolina Ravassa as the voice of Sombra on Overwatch. Or, you may know Carolina Ravassa from her work on various TV shows and movies. Or perhaps you know Carolina Ravassa for her YouTube series Hispanglosaxon. After this conversation, however, you'll know Carolina Ravassa for the driven, passionate, Coluombian coffee-loving person she is behind those performances. The episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #59 - J.T. Arbogast 03/19/2018
#59 - J.T. Arbogast J.T. Arbogast is a lot of things. He's a great guy, a great improviser, and a great storyteller. He's also a writer, a filmmaker, an encourager, a role model, and a man with a big heart for home. Basically, he's everything I want to be when I grow up. Fun chat with a lot of laughs! The episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. https://www.squareonecoffee.com/
info_outline #58 - Juan Vaca 03/05/2018
#58 - Juan Vaca When Ed sat down to chat with Juan Vaca, game designer at Telltale Games, he thought he knew where the conversation would lead. He did not. Check out Juans' compelling story about determination, digging in, and what happens when someone forgets their boot in the woods.
info_outline #57 - Ed Fowler 02/19/2018
#57 - Ed Fowler Ed has the pleasure of sitting down with Ed Fowler, writer and all-around good guy to chat about the writing process, how it changes from format to format, and what brought him from Ohio to California. It's a great conversation and not at all sponsored by Cedar Point. In fact...
info_outline #54 - Sarah Placencia 01/01/2018
#54 - Sarah Placencia What better way to ring in the new year than sit down with your wife and have her tell you her life story? That's what happens this time around when Ed sits down with the one and only fitness enthusiast extraordinaire Sarah Placencia!
info_outline #53 - Jen Cohn 12/18/2017
#53 - Jen Cohn Voiceover month continues as Ed chats with the talented, enigmatic, and fashion forward actor that is Jen Cohn! Listen to this episode and see if you don't walk away inspired - while sharing a few hearty laughs along the way! This episode sponsored by Modern Recreation https://modrec.cc/
info_outline #52 - Erin Yvette 12/04/2017
#52 - Erin Yvette Ed welcomes one of the most talented voiceover actors working today to the podcast to talk about her craft and experience behind the mic. Give it a listen and find out why Erin Yvette is among the nicest people in the industry. It's a good one! This episode sponsored by Modern Recreation https://modrec.cc/
info_outline #48 - Chris Heady 10/16/2017
#48 - Chris Heady Not only is puppeteer/actor/writer/director/artist/dreamer Chris Heady super-talented in a number of fields, he's doing what he can to keep each of those creative passions alive. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. www.squareonecoffee.com
info_outline #47 - Chris O'Neill 10/02/2017
#47 - Chris O'Neill You may know Chris O'Neill from his role on Broadway as Elder Cunningham in "Book of Mormon," as 1/2 of "The Chris and Paul Show," or as a hilarious improviser. Ed knows Chris not only as all of the above, but also as a really good guy with some valuable lessons to pass along. This episode sponsored by Square One Coffee. www.squareonecoffee.com