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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 26, 2019

The sudden passing of my longtime friend and collaborator, the artist and musician Stan Hillas, leaves me feeling lost and in shock.

PEOPLE: Jamie Kennedy, Leonard Cohen, Britney Spears, Joe Frank, Spalding Gray

PLACES: Hollywood, Eagle's Coffeehouse, North Hollywood, Raven Theatre, Santa Monica, Tarzana, Descanso...

Feb 16, 2019

Hey Dude, I howl like a wounded animal searching for other solo personal narrative podcasts. Then an old North Hollywood High School classmate reminds me of my weird connections to Lance Armstrong.

PODCASTERS: LA Podcasters, Dan Klass, Cush, Tim Coyne, Libsyn, Elsie Escobar

MUSICIANS: Sheryl Crow


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


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


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,