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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.

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,


Oct 9, 2020

Hey Dude, I ramble about my "fans" in Pakistan back in the year 2000 and my excitement about my new surge of listeners in India. 

PEOPLE: George Clooney, Joseph Campbell

PLACES: Pakistan, England, Europe, Scotland, Canada, Los Angeles Valley College, India

THINGS: This American Life, 9/11, FBI, DHS, Department of...


Sep 22, 2020

Hey Dude, I called to riff about recording my Uncle Woody's fantastic stories and to geek the enduring influence of the film My Dinner with Andre. 

PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Howard Hughes, Blayney F. Matthews, Jack L. Warner, Al Matthews, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Ed Masry, Albert Finney


Aug 14, 2020

Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about the time my dad and I dodged a bullet up in California Gold Rush country.

PEOPLE: Tom Bopp

PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Yukon, Alaska, California Gold Rush Country, Yosemite, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Wawona, Central Valley

THINGS: Yukon Gold, El Capitan, Half Dome, California State Route 49,