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Tom takes a solo on Orphans, Hot Wheels, and Father Joe. Merry Christmas!

Direct download: BPF57_Solo_Christmas_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Jeff Harlan is an actor and voice over talent, boasting many hundreds of national TV commercials. We talk about commercial acting, Alfred Hitchcock's birthday party, and his date with Priscilla Presley when he was in the closet. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF56_Jeff_Harlan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Harry and I keep talking about Rodney Dangerfield, Burt Reynolds, and Rodney's memorable robe and anatomy. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF55_Harry_basil_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Harry Basil is a comedian, director, and writer. We talk about Bergenfield, New Jersey, his Dad's movie camera, and our first meeting, when I kicked him out of the club.

Direct download: BPF54_Harry_Basil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tom has fun with influenza, his induction in the Hall of Fame, and sings a brand new song that's easy on the ears! Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF53_Tom_solos_on_the_Hall_of_Fame.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Samm Levine is an actor with decades of experience, from Freaks and Geeks, to Inglorious Bastards and everything in between.  We talk about Fort Lee, New Jersey, Freaks and Geeks, and why the two M's in "Samm." Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF52_Samm_Levine_actor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Bruce Carroll is a Grammy award winning songwriter, singer, and music producer. We talk about his Dad, the vaudeville tapdancer from Waxahatchie, TX., and also about music, and his wife Nikki. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF51_Bruce_Carroll.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

DC Pierson is an actor, comedian, and novelist. We talk about Phoenix, the alto saxophone, and how to write a book. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF50_DC_Pierson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Walter Scott is a historic stuntman,  stunt coordinator, director, and cowboy. We met on his ranch while he was roping longhorns and telling stories. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF49_Walter_Scott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Mary Patterson is a comedian, actress, and former comedy agent. We talk about Annie Oakley, Alabama, and other A words.

Direct download: BPF48_Mary_Patterson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Gary Brightwell is a comedian and radio host, and we talk about opening the show for Jeff Dunham, Bill Engvall and Julio Iglesias, and also about his long, long time girlfriend. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF47_Gary_Brightwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Lyle Kanouse is an actor, singer, and coach, and we talk about Texas football, Vitamin packs, and script reading.

Direct download: BPF46_Lyle_Kanouse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Audrey Wasilewski is a very busy actress in every medium, and we talk about little league, E.T., and fake moustaches. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF45__Audrey_Wasilewski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Tom takes a solo on Vanity Fair, Nash Bridges, and the bear necessities. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF44_Tom_solos_Hollywood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Bob Bledsoe chucked a career as a mortgage broker to get onstage and become a comedian and writer. It worked out! We talk about Korea, acting, and risking it all. Well, risking the Mortgage broker part, at least. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF43_Bob_Bledsoe_writer_and_actor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Mike Bayouth is an illustrator and storyboard artist, but that's not all. We talk about John Wayne, drawing pictures of accused murderers, and his Dad, the guy who played Jason in "Friday 13th." I'm not kidding.

Direct download: BPF42_Michael_Bayouth_artist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Ethan Luck plays drums for the band Relient K, and has played guitar and bass in many other bands. He's calm demeanor belies his aggressive approach to rhythm when the amps are at eleven. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF41_Ethan_Luck_rock_star.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Improviser from the times of the dinosaur, Ned talks about the infamous Kinison fight, the dark clouds that followed, and his gig on "Love Connection." Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF40_Ned_Gill_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Ned Gill was an early student at the inception of improv as a contemporary American art form. He's been onstage with Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, and was an early writing partner with his good friend Bill Hicks. We talk about improv, acting, and our mutual buddy Bill.

Direct download: BPF39_Ned_Gill_Historic_Improviser.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tom is just back from Boston, with news of the Constitution, his new job description, and an unusual song. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF38_Tom_solos_on_humor_and_Boston.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Bill Fagerbakke is an actor known for playing Dauber on the sitcom "Coach," Patrick Starfish on "SpongeBob," and as a defensive lineman for the University of Idaho. Go Vandals! Yeah, that's really their mascot. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF37_Bill_Fagerbakke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Heath Hyche is a unique standup comedian and actor, bringing full sets, props, and theatre pieces to stages around the world. We talk about the Auburn University Theatre program, and creating a bubble bath onstage. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF36_Heath_Hyche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Al Yankovic is: a) a successful and historic satirist and musician, and b) not "weird." We talk about the aural beauty of the accordion and tuba, and Al's war hero dad. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF35_Weird_Al.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Writer and comedian Fred Stoller has written an ebook about his experience writing for Seinfeld. We talk about standup, his "Seinfeld Year," Mrs. Stoller, and Lillian. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF34_Fred_Stoller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tom and Mark end their conversation with stories of directors Sam Fuller, George Lucas, and a furtive glance at the eight hundred pound gorilla sitting between them. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF33_Mark_Hamill_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

We continue our conversation with legendary actor and raconteur Mark Hamill, talking about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Lee Marvin. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF32_Mark_Hamill_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Join Tom as he takes another solo turn with stories about forest creature auditions, shore bird insights, and a song about a long lost friend. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF31_Tom_solos_animals_and_Crispin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am PDT

Mark Hamill is an actor of experience and renown, and we talk about his dog Ralph, being a theatre misfit while growing up in Japan, and talk radio. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF30_Mark_Hamill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Jake Johannsen is a comedian boasting more Letterman appearances than you. Yeah, even if you've been on with Dave lots of times, he's done it more. Way more. Jake is fun, interesting, and well worth your time. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF29_Jake_Johannsen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, an animator of classics for all time. He is from Anaheim, California, and knows a lot about the ocean, both the one with pineapple houses, and the real one with fish and tide pools and stuff. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF28_Stephen_Hillenburg_artist_and_animator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Bill Kelly is a successful screenwriter (Blast From The Past, Enchanted) who began his career as a public access cable host with a robot sidekick. Things have improved for Bill. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF27_Bill_Kelly_screenwriter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tom takes another solo turn with imaginary guests Christopher Guest, Portland, Short Pump, Virginia, and a song that's sure to begin arguments and online bullying! Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF26_Tom_solos_on_homonyms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

The "working comic" is an easily imagined stereotype, but under that label are real human beings who go to work in an unusual way. Dennis Regan has been on The Tonight Show, Letterman, and has been a T.V. staff writer on "The King of Queens." How does that happen?
 
Direct download: BPF25_Dennis_Regan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Doug Lawrence spends more time with us, discussing his famously unusual short films, and the working process of a uniquely successful artist. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF24_Mr._Lawrence_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Ralph Nelson is a legendary photographer, working on Hollywood movie sets for decades. He's been given a lifetime achievement award, has witnessed the history of Hollywood through his lenses, and now shoots all of his photographs...with an iphone. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF23_Ralph_Nelson_Hollywood_photographer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Mr. Lawrence is an artist, writer, and voice over actor behind many modern classics of animation, including Ren and Stimpy, Rocco's Modern Life, and SpongeBob Squarepants. He has also crawled through many heating ducts in New Jersey. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF22_Mr._Lawrence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tom finishes up his talk with Blake Clark, as well as soloing on plumbing and the passion of Peter Boyle. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF21_Easter_Blake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tim Siedell is @BadBanana on Twitter, and has made a career in Hollywood on the strength of 140 character daily tweets. We talk about social networking and Omaha.

Direct download: BPF20_Tim_Siedell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Jon Pavlovsky is an old friend, a curmudgeon, and the kind of seat of the pants producer that makes things happen - no matter the low budget, required permits, or sobriety of the star. We talk about the last shoot of Anna Nicole Smith, and other cheery thoughts.

Direct download: BPF19_Jon_Pavlovsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Ben Scott is stunt coordinator of the show "Justified," and has been riding, driving, punching, and crashing into things for over thirty years. How does that happen?

Direct download: BPF18_Ben_Scott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

In this episode, comedy legend Blake Clark talks about the Comedy Store, the comedy boom, and the comedy characters that surrounded both cultural phenomena. Enjoy!
Direct download: BPF17_Blake_Clark_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

We bid our friend Steve adieu with a long conversation that doesn't involve speaking French at all. We talk about his process for outlining and organizing ideas. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF16_Steve_Oedekerk_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

It's about time that Tom took another freestyle solo on laziness, poetry, and kites. Enjoy!

Direct download: BPF15_Tom_solos_on_kites.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Blake talks about surviving the war, coming home, and using it all on The Tonight Show as a comic.

Direct download: BPF14_Blake_Clark_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Blake Clark is a standup comedian and Viet Nam veteran, an American hero. He talks about Viet Nam, heroism, and his hatred of apricots.

Direct download: BPF13_Blake_Clark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Writer/Director/Producer Steve talks about film editing, punk bands, and writing "Yo Mama!" jokes for "In Living Color."

Direct download: BPF12_Steve_Oedekerk_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

James Arnold Taylor is one of the premier voice actors in the world. He talks about being the voice of Fred Flintstone, Obi Wan Kenobi, and his real dad.

Direct download: BPF11_James_Arnold_Taylor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

In this episode, Tom tells true tall tales about Toy Museums, Kansas City, a magazine for movie actors, and Romanian stunt men.

Direct download: BPF10_Tom_solos_Romania_and_Kansas_City.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Writer/Producer/Director Steve Oedekerk comes back to talk about hydraulic tables, Jim Carrey, and the power of authentic apathy.

Direct download: BPF9_Steve_Oedekerk_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Susan Blu is one of the premier animation directors in the world, and talks to Tom about acting, directing, becoming the Pillsbury Dough Girl, and winning big in Jackpot, Nevada.

Direct download: BPF8_Susan_Blu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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