Musings. Observations. Minutia.
S2.EP8 - Christine E. Taylor with music from Anna Johnson14/07/2011 Duration: 01h20min
Christine E. Taylor is a journalist, based out of San Francisco, who is chronicling the current comedy podcast boom. She also plans on ultimately putting together a definitive book on the subject. During our conversation, Christine touches on many timely and revelant issues facing podcasting, including: monetization, the role of services like Stitcher, the importance of 'gateway guests', how ISPs may try to cash-in, and much more. We also, this episode, proudly present the music of up-and-coming singer/songwriter Anna Johnson. Anna's debut album is titled 'Ready To Go'. The results of her hard work, as you'll hear, is no less than beautiful. Elsewhere in this episode, Justin and Ken ponder such cosmic riddles as: a possible Lynyrd Skynyrd themed restaurant, the Cake Boss 'world tour' and why someone as brilliant as Mike Schmidt isn't totally famous already. For more about Christine E. Taylor, go to: www.ChristineETaylor.com. To check out more of Anna Johnson's music, go to: www.reverbnation.com/annajohnson.
S1.EP6 - Jackie Kashian with music from Flush11/07/2011 Duration: 01h03min
Comedian, and host of the podcast 'The Dork Forest', Jackie Kashian joins us this episode to shoot the breeze on a myriad of topics. Subjects range from L.A.R.P.ing (Live Action Role Playing...thank you very much), medical marijuana, online dating, Star Wars, Barry Manilow and so on. We also feature music from one our all-time favorite featured artists, Flush. We're pleased to share songs from this great Austin, Texas band's EP, Snowclones. To learn more about Jackie Kashian, check out her website at www.jackiekashian.com. For more from the band Flush, go to www.reverbnation.com/flushus. (Original airdate: April 2, 2010)
S2.EP7 - Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel07/07/2011 Duration: 01h25min
Bobby Whitlock is a founding member of the legendary blues-rock band Derek & The Dominos. Their landmark all-time classic release 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' still resonates with audiences and musicians alike, some FORTY years after it's release. Bobby Whitlock's amazing musical journey still continues to this day. His new book, simply titled 'A Rock n' Roll Autobiography', does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton. It also candidly discusses Whitlock's abusive childhood, drug addiction, and how the star-studded lifestyle evolved into a peaceful partnership with his wife and musical partner CoCo Carmel. We're honored not only to present our conversation with Bobby & CoCo, but to also share several of their songs throughout this episode. Many thanks to Mr. Whitlock for the green light on sharing music from his catalog. Special thanks, as well, to Dan Howard for use of his photo of Bobby & CoCo on the Milk of Minutia homepage. To find o
S2.EP6 - Pandora Boxx with music from The Ne Plus Ultra01/07/2011 Duration: 01h40min
Pandora Boxx (aka Michael Steck) is best known from his appearance as a contestant on Season 2 of the LOGO Network's smash-hit reality competition, RuPaul's Drag Race. Despite not winning, Pandora proved to be the break-out star and was named by Entertainment Weekly “as THEIR America’s Next Drag Superstar.” EW.com also called Pandora’s “the most controversial elimination of the season.” That popularity lead to becoming a drag professor on the spin-off show called RuPaul’s Drag U. During our conversation, Pandora touches on such topics as: the VERY REAL stress involved in the actual Drag Race competition, the sometimes inexplicably subjective judging, and what very macho, straight punk-rock legend was admittedly 'turned on' by Pandora's attitude. Providing the soundtrack this week is a phenomenal musical hybrid, from Houston, TX, known as The Ne Plus Ultra. Combining elements from trip-hop, dance, rock and 1960's lounge music, The Ne Plus Ultra creates an awe-inspiring auditory experience. We're proud to pres
S2.EP5 - D.C. Fuller (Part TWO) with music from Days of Season25/06/2011 Duration: 01h29min
This episode, Justin and Ken give a recap of their experience in Vegas this past Memorial Day weekend. We also present the second half of our interview with author David C. Fuller. David's book is titled Meth Monster: Crankin' thru life A look into the abyss of an American drug pandemic. This time around, D.C. gives us his uncensored, unapologetic thoughts on topics like: the legalization of marijuana, law enforcement's use of profiling, the 'industry' of rehabilitation centers and much more. We're proud to accent this episode with the music of a very talented, hard-rocking trio from New Rochelle, NY. Days of Season provides two songs from their new album, 'Turning Point'. To find out more about D.C. Fuller, you can look him up on Facebook and Twitter. For more about the music of Days of Season, go to www.daysofseason.com.
S2.EP4 - D.C. Fuller (Part ONE) with music from Fill The Silence10/06/2011 Duration: 01h32min
In our return from the annual Vegas trip (and subsequent recovery period), we present part one of our no-holds barred conversation with a true American outlaw, author David C. Fuller. David's book is titled Meth Monster: Crankin' thru life A look into the abyss of an American drug pandemic. Born one of the people your mother warned you about, David was lost in place for 25 years under the influence of meth, breaking all the rules for fun and profit. The consummate loner, even when with someone, acqainted with many, known by and knowing no one. Riding the downward spiral of extreme drug use and meth addiction all the way to the bottom before giving up and getting clean. Staggering thru years of repressed depression and the mental dead zone that meth withdrawl brings. Finally after 12 years clean being able to tell the world about the all consuming vaccuum of meth addiction and the life and lives wasted in pursuit of that eternal buzz. Providing music for this episode, is an awesome hard rock band out of Seatt
S2.EP3 - Pat Cooper with music from Little Embers21/05/2011 Duration: 01h18min
Ever since his 1963 television debut on "The Jackie Gleason Show", Pasquale Caputo, aka Pat Cooper, continues to enthrall audiences with his lovable "comedic anger." Throughout his long and lucrative career, Pat has had the opportunity to share the stage with such superstars as Jerry Lewis, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and the list goes on. Pat's humor also reaches the talk show audiences with his recurring and always successful appearances on "The Howard Stern Show" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Providing music for this episode is Queens, New York's own Little Embers. A collaborative effort between Theresa Hoffmann & her husband Anthony Rizzo, Little Embers is influenced by artists such as Wilco, Paul Westerberg and Lucinda Williams. For more, check out www.patcooper.com and www.reverbnation.com/littleembers.
S1.EP46 - 'Bald' Bryan Bishop with music from Karmin17/05/2011 Duration: 01h14min
Better known by most as 'Bald Bryan' from the Adam Carolla show, Bryan Bishop joins us this episode. During our conversation, Bryan talks candidly about his continuing recovery from treatment for his recent brain tumor. We also touch upon TV, movies, podcasting & the current direction of the ACE Broadcasting Network. Providing music for us is a talented duo from Massachusetts named Karmin. We feature 2 songs from their new EP The Winslow Sessions. To check out Bryan's podcast, The Film Vault, go to http://www.adamcarolla.com/TFVBlog. For more about the music of Karmin, go to http://karminmusic.com. (original airdate: February 23, 2011)
S2.EP2 - Jeff Ullrich with music from Ivan and Alyosha15/05/2011 Duration: 01h07min
Jeff Ullrich is a former business manager turned entrepreneur with the creation of Earwolf Media. Jeff partnered with comedian Scott Aukerman to create a network where comedians can create original content and not have to worry about the technical and business aspects that plague the new media landscape. Since Earwolf's creation, it has grown to include six comedy shows as well as a business-themed program aimed at comedy fans and producers alike. Providing music this episode is Ivan and Alyosha, a folk-pop, indie, rock band from Seattle, Washington. Their current EP is titled 'Fathers Be Kind'. To find out more about Earwolf and their roster of popular podcasts, go to www.earwolf.com. To check out more music from Ivan and Alyosha, their website is at www.ivanandalyosha.com.
S2.EP1 - Joey CoCo Diaz with the music of Courtesy Call30/04/2011 Duration: 01h09min
For our Season 2 premiere, we're joined once again by the always outrageous Joey CoCo Diaz! You know 'Mad Flavor' from his appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience and his own hilarious podcast, Beauty and Da Beast. He's also appeared in the movies Spiderman 2, The Longest Yard, Analyze That and on the TV shows My Name Is Earl, Everybody Hates Chris and How I Met Your Mother. Supplying music for us this episode are Reno's own Courtesy Call. We'll sample songs from their new EP, Something Special. Check out Joey's podcast at www.beautyanddabeast.com. For more info on Courtesy Call, they can be found on Facebook.
S1.EP17 - Harvey Pekar with music from Northcoast Jazz Collective25/04/2011 Duration: 01h33min
He's been referred to as the Blue Collar Mark Twain. He is a celebrated writer, literary reviewer and music pundit. His life and work were adapted into a phenomenal 2003 movie where he was portrayed brilliantly by actor Paul Giamatti. In this episode, Milk of Minutia is proud to present a conversation with the legendary Harvey Pekar. Providing music is Cleveland's own, Northcoast Jazz Collective. For more about Pekar's continuing creative legacy, go to www.smithmag.net/pekarproject. To discover more about the music of Northcoast Jazz Collective, go to www.northcoastjazzcollective.com. (original airdate: June 17, 2010)
S1.BONUSEP - John Lloyd Young23/04/2011 Duration: 01h27min
This time out we have the honor speaking with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young. Mr. Young is of course best known for playing the role of Frankie Valli in the blockbuster Broadway musical Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut. We are also proud to present music from the Original Broadway Recording featuring John Lloyd Young on vocals. Special thanks to the fine people at MPL Music Publishing and to Dona Miller for helping to make this episode possible. John Lloyd Young's website is at www.johnlloydyoung.com. (Original airdate: October 28, 2010)
S1.EP20 - Alison Arngrim with music from The Fox Hunt14/04/2011 Duration: 01h43min
Best known for her role as Nellie Oleson in the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie, actress and comedian Alison Arngrim joins us for our 20th episode. Alison's new book is titled 'Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated'. During our conversation, Alison delivers frank recollections on: growing up as a child actor, her relationships with fellow Little House castmates and survivng sexual abuse. We also discuss her activism for organizations like protect.org and various AIDS charities. Providing music this week, is an incredible bluegrass/country/folk hybrid from Martinsburg, West Virginia. They go by the name of The Fox Hunt and we're excited to share their work with you. For more about Alison Arngrim's various endeavours, go to www.hgd.com/alison. To check out more music from The Fox Hunt, go to, www.thefoxhunt.net. (original airdate: July 09, 2010)
S1.EP45 - Danny Lobell with music from The Worsties09/04/2011 Duration: 01h15min
Comedian, writer and storyteller Danny Lobell joins us this episode to talk about times he's spent with such legends as George Carlin, Jackie Mason and Harvey Pekar. Danny is also the host of his own popular podcast where he regularly talks with some of the biggest names in comedy at www.comicalradio.com. Providing music for us is an AWESOME ska/punk/pop hybrid from Nashville, Tennessee. 'The Worsties' serve up some tunes from their new EP 'Let's GO!'. For more information on Danny Lobell, his website is at www.dannylobell.com. You can check more great music from The Worsties at www.theworsties.com. We also want to extend special thanks to the great Kevin Allison for allowing us to use an excerpt from his RISK! podcast episode containing Danny Lobell's story 'Chickens of Bushwick'. (original airdate: February 11, 2011)
S1.EP21 - Julia Nunes08/04/2011 Duration: 01h33min
Our guest and musical feature for this episode is the phenomenal Julia Nunes. Four short years ago, armed with her trusted ukulele, college student and musical prodigy Julia Nunes posted a video for a newly written song (First Impressions) on YouTube. She did this with the intent of showing only a few close friends. Before long, her You Tube channel boasted over 60 songs. Some were originals, some covers of popular radio songs...ALL racking up well-over HALF A MILLION VIEWS! At only 21 years old, Julia is a bona-fide international indie music sensation. With regular gigs at venues in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, as well as 2 years in a row at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, it won't be long before Julia Nunes becomes a household name. Milk of Minutia is extremely pleased to present this episode, featuring conversation and music from this do-it-yourself future superstar. Julia's website is at www.julianunes.com. Her YouTube channel is at www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa. (original airdate: July 16, 2010)
S1.EP22 - Jackie Tohn07/04/2011 Duration: 01h29min
This episode, our guest & musical feature is the mega-talented Jackie Tohn. Most people remember her from season eight of Fox's 'American Idol'. Truth is, Jackie has been exercising her talents as an actress & musician for quite some time. Her first acting gig of note was alongside Fran Drescher on 'The Nanny' at age 12. She has 3 music albums to her credit, the latest one entitled '2.YO'. She's also appeared in the television shows The Sopranos, Strangers with Candy, Angel, Veronica Mars, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We're happy to share with our listeners some music and conversation with this formidable double threat. For more info on Jackie, go to www.jackietohn.com. (original airdate: July 23, 2010)
S1.EP41 - Jim Harold with music from These Electric Lives05/04/2011 Duration: 01h14min
This episode we're joined by the man behind the Paranormal Podcast Network, Jim Harold. Jim proves to be just as engaging as the subject matter he covers. Among the topics covered: skepticism, UFOs, psychics, life after death, ghost phenomena and the future of podcasting. We are also proud to welcome back Toronto's own These Electric Lives. This time around, we feature selections from their new album 'We See Light'. To check Jim's various podcasts, go to www.jimharold.com. To find out more about the music of These Electric Lives, go to www.theseelectriclives.com. (original airdate: January 8, 2011)
S1.EP44 - Courtney Delnevo with music from Andrew Belle04/04/2011 Duration: 01h20min
This episode we visit with Courtney Delnevo from Mediaweek to dish the dirt on all current pop culture and entertainment happenings. Helping us with out with some music is Andrew Belle, who lends us 2 tracks from his current album, 'The Ladder'. You can catch Courtney as a semi-regular co-host on 'The Programming Insider' podcast (with Marc Berman) at http://marcberman.tv/podcast. For more info on Andrew Belle, go to www.andrewbelle.com. (original airdate: February 6, 2011)
S1.EP.43 - Mike Schmidt with music from Bodhi04/04/2011 Duration: 01h29min
This episode we're joined by the host of 'The 40-Year Old Boy' podcast, Mike Schmidt. Mike has been a standup comedian and writer for over 20 years. His writing credits include 'Cheap Seats' for ESPN Classic and 'Funniest Pets And People' for WGN/TBS. He is also known for his time as a former co-host on Jimmy Pardo's 'Never Not Funny' podcast. Mike's voice talents can now be heard on the HBO animated series, 'Life and Times of Tim'. Providing music is Florida jam band, Bodhi. Mike's hilarious podcast can be found at www.mikeschmidtcomedy.com. To check out more music from Bodhi, their website is at www.bodhilive.com. (original airdate: January 30, 2011)