Episode 70 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is gonna give you a rash or something it's so incredible. This time around, I visit with comedian, writer (Colbert Report, Wanda Sykes Show, and more!), actress and so much more Laura Krafft, whom I once went to prison with (It's true!), in scenic Los Angeles. Loosen your pants as Laura and I talk about topics including but not limited to cookies, the time she talked to Lou Reed on the street, how smoking probably won't kill you, Los Angeles, a major head injury she sustained, what it's like sharing a bathroom at the Chelsea Hotel, and much, much more. I also debut a hot new track from the new Valley Lodge Album, answer important listener questions, check in with Shaina Feinberg, and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz from London. For more information on this podcast and other important Dave-related topics, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. And, hey, be careful out there.
Episode 67 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is here with guns blazing as I sit down with Adam Stone, one of half of the twin-based comedic duo Stone and Stone, to talk about what it's like to be a Stone alone, death, what it's like to be a 65 year-old man trapped in a 30 year-old man's body, the mysterious box of sex toys that showed up at my home shortly before his arrival, threesomes, what is was like meeting Tom Cruise, and about 500 other topics most people can't even handle. I also talk about why you should totally donate to the MaxFunDrive, which is totally happening right now (Go to maxfun.org/donate to make it happen!), answer questions from you, the sexy, sexy listener, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, and hand Ian Ball the reins as he brings it on home with his hot Hot Jamz. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Thanks so much. You are the best and I mean it.
Episode 66 is here and it's so incredible you'll probably have a seizure or something. Close the blinds and take that phone off the hook as I sit down with comedian and rapper Rob Cantrell to tear into topics including but not limited to old school hip-hop, new school hip-hop, popping, locking, popping and locking, mind power, sandwiches, the hit movie "Beat Street," his new web series "Universally Speaking", and about 500 other things most people can't even handle properly. I also bring you up to speed on my gravity-defying trips to Arlington, Copenhagen, and Portland, answer questions from you, the incredible listener, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, and yield the floor to Ian Ball as he delivers the Hot Jamz from London. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics of great importance, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehiil. That would be so great. Don't even get me started.
Episode 63 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incdient is here with extreme heat and also meat as I sit down with professional butcher Ted Rosen from Dickson's Farmstand Meats at Chelsea Market in New York City. If you've ever wondered what it's like to hang out in a meat locker or simply like to hear two men talk the goddamn truth behind various cuts of meat, you will probably have a seizure listening to this podcast. We also talk about several other non-meat related topics you won't want to miss. As if all that is not enough, I also check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz from London and it's so awesome you'll probably have to sit down. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my incredible website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Okay, great, thanks.
Hip hop blogger Andrew Noz joins us again this week to recommend some of his favorite tracks of the moment. What's he listening to now? Aesop Rock's ode to a haircut in Racing Stripes and Alpoko Don's stripped down track All I Know.
The Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer began learning classical violin at age three and started improvising on the piano only a few years later. While he studied math and physics at Yale and UC Berkeley, he couldn't stay away from music. He found himself doing academic work by day, and moonlighting as a jazz pianist in Bay Area clubs.
His music is known for its complex, pulsing rhythms and creating unusual covers of artists like Stevie Wonder, Flying Lotus, and Michael Jackson.
He talks to us about exploring rhythm with math (remember Fibonacci's sequence?), the social experience of creating and listening to music, and the idea that "music is action."
The Vijay Iyer Trio's newest album is Accelerando.
Demetri Martin is the kind of person who's obsessed with puzzles and linguistic and cultural ironies, and you've probably seen him explore those on his show Important Things with Demetri Martin. But he's usually got a big sketchpad, slides projected overhead, and a piano to riff on. He's put the theatricality aside in favor of straight ahead one-liners in this clip from his new special, Standup Comedian.
Want to learn more about Demetri Martin? Check out our interview with him about This is a Book.
Dave Hill is best known as a New York-based comedian, but he's dabbled in a lot of things. He's interviewed fans of Chick-Fil-A for This American Life, lived the life of a frontman for a semi-successful rock band (they were big in Japan), and even had a job as a pedicab driver for a few days.
One of his trademarks is making himself and others uncomfortable during a performance, whether he's asking inane or (alternately) inappropriately suggestive questions in his man-on-the-street interviews, performing stand up or hosting his talk show The Dave Hill Explosion. He mines a number of uncomfortable situations in his recent book of essays, Tasteful Nudes: ...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation.
He talks to us about how being a rock musician made him realize he loved comedy, and how he ended up performing at Sing Sing for maximum security felons. This interview originally aired July 2, 2012.)
What's your favorite mashup of genres? Head over to the MaxFun forum and tell us YOUR outshot.
Dave Hill and Allison Moon share stories of moments when clothing was optional.
Dave Hill joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of postman pants, disconcerting vans, dry cleaning and hobo pee.
Jason Kottke brings us this week’s pop culture picks. He's the curator of the blog kottke.org, one of the finest sources of informative and entertaining links on the web. He shares two of his more recent favorites: the contents of the golden record on the spacecraft Voyager and a rare piece of audio of the normally reticent director Stanley Kubrick.
Mark Adams is a critically acclaimed writer and an editor at National Geographic Adventure. Despite his outdoor magazine credentials, he considered himself an armchair adventurer before he embarked on a journey for his latest book, Turn Right at Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu was an old and dependable topic for National Geographic, but Adams was determined to dig a little deeper when revisiting the subject. A hundred years ago, the lecturer turned explorer Hiram Bingham III brought the ruins of Machu Picchu to the attention of the outside world but raised a host of questions about his methods and intentions for doing so. Adams decided to take on some of those questions by retracing Bingham’s expedition, taking his tender-footed self into the wild with an Australian guide and a handful of coca leaves. Adams talks to us about his transformation -- from a man who had never slept in a tent as an adult, to a full-fledged adventurer.
The only constant in this crazy country is change. Even the most well-informed American might throw up their hands over the big questions -- what’s hot? And what’s not? Luckily, comedian Jordan Morris is here for guidance. For more, check out his comedy podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! or follow him on Twitter @Jordan_Morris.
Dave Hill is best known as a New York-based comedian, but he's dabbled in a lot of things. He's interviewed fans of Chick-Fil-A for This American Life, been a semi-successful rock musician (they're big in Japan), and even had a job as a pedicab driver for a few days.
One of his trademarks is making himself and others uncomfortable during a performance, whether he's asking inane or (alternately) inappropriately suggestive questions in his man-on-the-street interviews, performing stand up or hosting his talk show The Dave Hill Explosion. He mines a number of uncomfortable situations in his new book of essays, Tasteful Nudes: ...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation.
He talks to us about how being a rock musician made him realize he loved comedy, and how he ended up performing at Sing Sing for maximum security felons.
Are you ready for the pop culture maniac who is Billy Eichner? This week, Jesse recommends his favorite game show, Billy on the Street.
If you know of a must-see show, share it on the MaxFun forum by picking your own Outshot.
Over at my other website, Put This On, we just posted this video. Our intrepid correspondent Dave Hill visited New York Fashion Week, and returned with this fascinating report.
Seriously: you want to watch this.
Episode seven of my web series Put This On. Featuring past JJGo and TSOYA guest Dave Hill, plus Gay Talese and more.