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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.

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,

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