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Verge of the Dude

I leave rambling voice mail messages on my friend's answering machine and you get to hear them too. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

Feb 12, 2019

Hey Dude, while having lunch with my dad at the Smoke House to celebrate my mom's birthday, I mentioned that I watched the Sam Cooke documentary, which unlocked a few clues about my mysterious grandmother.

PEOPLE: Charles Kuralt

MUSICIANS: Bob Dylan

SONGS: You Send Me, Blowin' in the Wind, A Change is Gonna Come

PLACES:...


Feb 10, 2019

Hey Dude, an unguarded moment on my mom's birthday allows an anonymous critic to land a body blow, so I throw a haymaker of my own with the help of Bob Dylan and my dad.

PEOPLE: Trump, James Jeffries, Gorgeous George, Ira Glass

WRITERS/MUSICIANS: Johnny Depp, Scott Warmuth, Ernest Hemingway, Woody Guthrie,


Feb 8, 2019

Hey Dude, I take a moment to remember my mom on the eve of her birthday. Then I riff on how cool podcast artwork and the quality of the show are related. 

PEOPLE/ARTISTS: Tim & Emile Bourquin, Michael W. Geoghegan, Bob Dylan, "John in the UK", Dan Klass, Krissy Tee, Grace Duncan, Christopher Reeve, Heath Ledger,


Feb 5, 2019

Hey Dude, the relentless rain knocked out my power, so I went analog for the day, writing my novel with a fountain pen and time traveling back to the 20th century.

PEOPLE: Zane Grey

PLACES: Sonoma, Humboldt

THINGS: Podcast, Podcasting, oak tree, #LArain, novel, composition book, "Murder Mountain", NPR, KPCC, The...


Feb 1, 2019

Hey Dude, I'm planning on re-recording my best stories from the early days of Verge of the Fringe, so I turned to my old buddies from Reed to help me realize my dreams.

PEOPLE: Krissy Tee

MUSICIANS/BANDS: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Matt Lazarus, John Bird, The Gluey Brothers, Jim Goulden

PODCASTS: Beyond and Back Podcast,