#TryPod: Goofs and Giggles


For Goofs and Giggles

Comedians have really found a home in podcasting. After Chelsea Lately went off the air (I still miss you, boo) many of the regulars on her show went on to have very successful podcasts of their own. If I’m in the mood for a new podcast, I immediately start browsing the Comedy category and the shows below are the créme de la créme of the Comedy channel. 

My_Brother,_My_Brother_and_Me_logoMy Brother, My Brother and Me, Maximum Fun
I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the McElroy household as those boys were growing up but I imagine I would have needed hernia surgery from excessive laughter. Oldest brother Justin McElroy, middlest brother Travis McElroy, and sweet baby brother Griffin McElroy started making a podcast as a way to stay connected when the three of them moved to opposite coasts, and we have the privilege of sitting in on that conversation. Most of the show is them just being goofy, but it’s all structured around them offering advice and answers to the ridiculous questions asked on Yahoo Answers. You might be inclined to think this is wholesome comedy by their tone and demeanor, but these three get as raunchy and explicit as anyone. They recently released a marijuana induced podcast titled “The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2, Chapter 1” that is an absolute delight. Kiss your dad square on the lips. 

dollopThe Dollop, All Things Comedy
Who knew that American history was so fucked up? The Dollop is a “bi-weekly American History Podcast. Every week, Dave Anthony reads a story to his friend, Gareth Reynolds, who has no idea what the topic is going to be about.” I discovered The Dollop when Dave Anthony was a guest on an episode of My Favorite Murder and I immediately checked out their episode catalog; before I knew it I was hundreds of episodes deep into old episodes of The Dollop. That is the nice thing about this podcast, it’s always a story about history so, the episodes don’t really have an expiration date. Dave and Gareth are hilarious and they’ve unearthed some of the craziest stories about American history that you will be shocked you’ve never heard of. I knew I loved this podcast when I got to the “10 Cent Beer Night” episodes and laughed my ass off. Best of all, they sign cars.


Emmy Winner Predictions: Writing & Directing

imageWe are less than one week away from the Emmy’s, so its time for some annual predictions about the winning shows for this year. This post will cover the following categories:

  • Outstanding Writing  for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.

Before we begin, its important to draw attention to The Creative Arts Emmys. These awards that celebrate the more technical aspects of creating television (cinematography, sound editing/mixing, casting, original score, etc.) were distributed last week. In some ways, these awards can be even more important than some that are given out during the ceremony, but the list of nominees is a little out of control. You can check out the vast list of nominees and winners on my Emmy Nominations page.

Lets dive in.