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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.

Mar 9, 2021

Hey Dude, on my 16th anniversary of podcasting I remember my long lost buddy Joe and his tragic passing. I also trip on the brutal Allen v Farrow documentary.

QUOTE: "I'm ready to chase after Spalding Gray."

PEOPLE: Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Rat Pack, Spalding Gray, George Carlin, Richard Pryor,


Jan 31, 2021

Hey Dude, while working with my cousin on our future podcast, I was reminded of the time I did stand-up comedy at a family party.

QUOTE: "I'm mortified."

PEOPLE: stand-up comic

PLACES: Greenwich Village, Los Angeles, South Bay, Long Beach

THINGS: Descript, GargeBand, Audacity

SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path,


Dec 31, 2020

Hey Dude, I trip on the mystical magic of the artist with a little help from Carroll O'Connor and Dick Cavett.

QUOTE: "Are you an artist or craftsman?" - Eric Gorges

ARTISTS/PEOPLE: Orson Welles, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, S.J. Perelman, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Dick Cavett, Carroll O'Connor, Jerry Seinfeld,


Nov 22, 2020

Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about taking a second crack at the "podcast novel" using a new program that might really tie the room together.

QUOTE: "When I first saw S-Town in my mind's eye."

PEOPLE: Individual-1, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Al Matthews, Blayney Matthews, Joan Anderson, Yogi Berra, John...


Nov 2, 2020

Hey Dude, I express my deep love for the TV show Columbo after watching "pioneer of American cinema" John Cassavetes guest star alongside his friend and collaborator Peter Falk.

QUOTE: "I started to measure time by how many Columbos" 

PEOPLE: Howard Hughes

ACTORS/FILMMAKERS: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner,