This Drug Called Life Podcast
 This Drug Called Life Podcast

Host:  Johnny Athmann 

Have you ever wanted to be a comedian or musician?  Would you like to know how it is to start out?  It's not comedy clubs, it's not theaters, it's open-mics and shitty road gigs.  Johnny Athmann hosts talks with folks about living that life, talk with other open-mic comics about their influences, their voice, their experiences, their horror stories, and themselves...while I talk over them...at times.  We also talk about mental illness amongst entertainers as this is "This Drug Called Life Podcast."  This drug, because our life is comedy and the drug called adreneline is a lifestyle we live onstage (life).  Without adreneline, we risk being boring onstage; we all need This Drug Called Life, for "T0 live a life of comedy is to live a life worth commenting upon" This is a podcast about talking to contemporaries about why they talk, make music, and art, living on a life onstage, and what it means to them and how it may make them feel better.

This Drug Called Life #79 Andy Keenan phonecast
Andy talks about some serious stuff, but wanted it to be recorded. I hope he's okay, but I felt I needed to post this conversation.
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This Drug Called Life #78 Andi Lynn
Andi and I talked many a shitty film whilst at a coffee shop; sorry for the noise. I mention a terrible British film, it is called "Withnail and I" But, other than that, we talk comedy, film, and feminism, and some politics. Great talk, very spontaneous.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #77 Alexander East
Alexander and I reunite for a nice chat about hair, music, and...who cares. It was a great conversation. He went to his first comedy show the week previous, met my parents, and now, it sounds like we're dating. Just listen and know HE'S MY NEW CO-HOST!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #76 Brandon Rumfelt
Very immaculate pancake and slavery enthusiast comes on the podcast to be silly with me. That is all.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #75 Susan Hsu
Susan Hsu and I talk of improv, comedy, and how loud she laughs (and a bunch of other things)
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #74 Alexander East and Aaron Robinson
Music producer and DJ, Alexander East, and his buddy Aaron Robinson come and have a nice chat. We discuss music, racial equality, comedy, family, and other random talks about kindness and performing. Oh, and I say too many of my jokes, again.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #73 Amy Fauble
Jeffrey and I have a nice conversation about how white-power advocates can't figure out a keyboard, her music career, and comedy, amongst other silliness.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #72 Brian Lindgren aka Mux Mool phonecast
I talk to Sir Brian Lindgren over the phone from Colorado. We talk about his music career, puns, comedy, life and fun. His music is in the intro and as I enjoy it YOU SHOULD TOO. jokes. Fun ep. Good to catch up with a friend.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #71 Amy Zilka
This episode, we talk with Jeffrey's hypno-therapist. It's an educational episode, with a bit of whimsy. Katie Curtis is hanging out, asking questions, and Beans the cat does cat shit, because that's shit that cats do. Amy's website: http://hypnoessence.com
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #70 Aaron Robinson
Aaron Robinson and I have a pleasant conversation. He is a tech genius and I'm a silly man. Together, we created fun. Aaron is the most zen-like human being I've ever met and I hope to interview him again.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #69 Ira Ford and Randy Luttrell...and an AC Unit
A truncated episode hanging with Sir Ira Ford and Mr Randy Luttrell before we head out to an open mic. Silliness and wordplay ensue.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #68 Ira Ford, Katie Curtis, and Randy Lutrell
Some of Johnny's closest friends talk rap, comedy, life, and life.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #67 Jacob Baker, Jeffrey Talberg, Katie Curtis, Alexis Ridenour
An crew of silly folks have a chat and a podcast occurs. Good times and, also, great oldies.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #66 Kevin Craft (road edition)
Kevin Craft, my headliner for the last 3 years, kicks it with Johnny in the car, on the road. The show went great, but this is he and I talking before we get to the show. We talk comedy, life, family, and try not to get pulled over. Oh, and the navigation gal talks more than Kevin. Good times. ...Great oldies.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #65 Ira Ford aka Noc Da Con
Comedian Ira Ford joins me in the livingroom, where you can hear us talk about moving to Minnesota, criminal history, religion, comedy, and cars driving by. Alexis joins us with the conversation and you can hear a verse of Noc Da Con at the beginning of the show.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #64 Trae Primrose and Alexis Ridenour
Trae Primrose, Alexis, and I hang out and talk about comedy, moving to Minnesota, our meeting for the first time, and semantics.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #63 Luke Kaster - Matt Stanhope
I decided to have the GM at my job on the pod because he's likely the nicest human being alive. This has been voted upon, and thus, confirmed. Our good ol' friend, Matthew, comes by...SOBER! Good job, friend. I got the episode number wrong! Enjoy, friends!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #62 Jeff Talberg
Hi friends! Jeffrey and I do a catch-up session on this episode. It was wonderful to talk with him again. I do too many puns. Enjoy.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #61 Charlie Stemig 3
Charlie Stemig comes to the home to talk and Alexis and I had a new friend on the show, Katie Curtis, who was looking to move into our home. It was a nice time and a great getting-to-know-you conversation.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #60 Randy Luttrell
My fellow road comic, friend, and amputee Sir Randy Luttrell is on the pod today. We talk life, the loss of his leg, his comedy, and just silliness. Alexis and Max are in the mix. It's a very relaxed conversation, since Randy and I spend 20 hours a week in a car together. Good conversation, good friend, and we walked his St. Bernard before and after the show, because that's how you walk a St. Bernard!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #59 Trent Ludcack
Comedian Trent Ludzack and I have a chat. Sweet guy, good talks. Alexis comes into the mix at some point. Really great descri[tion.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #58 Nicholas Crabtree
Nicholas and I were former co-workers in a restaurant. We've spent a lot of time serving you and this is us discussing it, as well as being re-acquainted. Merry engagement Nicholas Crabtree!!!!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #57 Josh Kangas
Jeffrey and Johnny travel to the home of Josh Kangas, whom has a dilemma he had liked to discuss. I apologize if the levels are a bit off, since I had to record with my telephono, but the conversation is rich in discussion of becoming a comic, coming of age, and...well, just give a listen.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #56 Nik Wolinski (moving away)
Nik, a regular guest on the podcast, is moving far far away....to Delaware. This is the last EVER discussion I EVER have with him. Love this guy and I hope he prospers like a prosperous prosper priests paria while living on the East Coast, like a dick.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #55 Charlie Stemig 2
Charlie Stemig comes in to talk life, comedy, work, and talk with his dad (unexpectedly). Great conversation and a great friend. Johnny has just had his girls' son move in, so he's coping with that, so that's not at all an issue in his life... But in the end, we're all smiles and all friends. BLAINE, MN!!!!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #54 Sterling Brown
Sir Brown and Johnny get into some deep conversations about comedy, race, gender, and sexual orientation issues. It's quite the conversation. Sterling is a great comic, great improvisor, and great human being. Please forgive any audio issues. These will be rectified in further episodes.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #53 Andy Keenan and Nik Wolinski
Andy, Nik, and Johnny basically just enjoy each other's presence for an hour. My descriptions are getting much shorter with each episode. End of description. Attend St. Cloud, MN comedy shows.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #52 Todd Jensen
Jeffrey and Johnny talk with our guest Todd Jensen about silliness, nonsense, the importance of mental health, serial killers, that mental health is extremely serious, I think we talk about apples at some point, and mental health. Good times. This is a drug called "life."
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #51 Bill Fricke
Johnny's old friend from improv and from life stops by. A frequent guest on my old podcast (Dignity is Extinct, with Johnny Athmann), we relive some old characters, themes, tropes, and inside jokes. Listen to two friends enjoy friendships and the company of a gal named Alexis.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #50 Father's Day Hostful
Jeffrey and I catch up, talk comedy, Funny Money charity events, movies, and talk in-depth about 90's ska. Yes, we love 80's and 90's music that you weren't listening to. PIETASTERS!!!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #49 Justin Kip McCollor
Justin returns and it's an hour of absolute nonsense, in a great way. Impov!! I don't know how to describe this episode, so just listen, jerks.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #48 Alexis Ridenour phonecast
A two-part episode, me having a first-time, one-sided conversation with a fan from Hawaii. Then, it turns out after some time, we're in a relationship, so we do a phonecast. The fun part of the beginning is filling in the blanks and hearing how poorly I improv raps songs. The second half, it's two folks falling in love. She'll be moving to Minnesota in a month from the recording of this recording. We clearly enjoy each other. ...and let the silliness ensue.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #47 Charlie Stemig
Charlie Stemig pops in for a chat about comedy, about life, relationships, and his motorcycle. Great interview. I do an intro with a gal whom I adore and, at the end of the interview, I do a nice one-sided conversation with my father. Hello Father!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #46 The Musical Anti-Terrorist Matt Ethen
Odd episode, but a nice conversation. Matthew and I are playing a show, he doing music, myself doing comedy, together on May 3, 2016 at Honey. We thought we should get together to have a chat. We talk Prince's death, relationships, and everything in-between. I've been waiting to talk to this folk for a couple of years. This silliness is the rest.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #45 Justin McCollor Returns
Justin McCollor and Johnny talk about comedy, existentialism, dinosaurs, and being on the road. I was out of town when Prince died, so I didn't get to celebrate the Purple One with my kinfolk, but I dedicated my intro to him and coincidentally, we talk about our own legacy during the episode, of which was recorded almost two weeks prior to Prince's death. Enjoy.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #44 Thor Borger
Thor and Johnny became fast friends, between loving anime, sci-fi, cartoons, and being 34 at the same time. Johnny was on Thor's Basement Boy Banter Podcast on the Youtubes, preceding Thor coming upon Johnny's This Drug Called Life Podcast. And, thus, a friendship was formed. That and we both loved Gargoyles, whilst growing up. Listen to us reminisce about banging girls while we were in high school and other tales of whimsy.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #43 Hosts Only!
Jeffrey and Johnny catch up after a month apart. Sometimes friends need to talk to friends and sometimes there is a microphone.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #42 Nik Wolinski Returns
Nik Wolinski is back in town, this time to talk some silliness and fun. There's really no other way to explain this episode ... oh, and we talk movies quite a bit. Like movies, but don't like Doug Benson? This is the podcast episode for you. P.S. we love Doug, it's just, if you like movies, you should listen to him first, then this episode.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #41 Justin Kip McCollor
Fresh off a string of shows and a comedy contest, Jeffrey and Johnny talk with Justin McCollor. He and Johnny "co-won" a contest a few days previous and we discuss that evening, our ideas on comedy, crowds, and Jim. Yes, you James Athmann. You were discussed (briefly) :) Enjoy Podfriends, I'm off to watch John J. Rambo films.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #40 Phonecast Trent Ludzack
Trent was in Florida, so it was unreasonable for him to come into the nest for the pod, but was happy to talk over the ol' phone. T'was a fun conversation and I wish him nice times in warm weather down in the penis of America. I'll weather the weather here in MN, Trent. I will. Get a tan, ya jerk. He's not a jerk... he's just a handsome and funny guy. However, it was a nice conversation with a nice fellow ... even though he's a jerk.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #39 Phonecast Fathersode
Here, Johnny speaks with his father, randomly, over the phone. Conversation ensues and escalates quite quickly. Entertainment is fun, so are parents ...some parents. Love you, Dad.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #38 Matt Stanhope post-rehab episode
Johnny's good friend, Matthew is calling in to do a follow-up to his stay in rehab. It's a phonecast, so the levels are a bit different than usual, but it's an important episode about addiction, rehab, and what it is to relapse (spoiler alert: he called because he had just relapsed). In the weird course this podcast is going, here is another session of talking about the less funny things about life...this shit drug called "life."
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #37 Justin McCollor
Young and upcoming comedian, Justin McCollor, pops into the nest and talks comedy and life. We've met a couple times, but the week prior to this podcast we did a great show together in Somerset, WI. Taking place on Halloween night, we decided to talk on the mic rather than be drunk jerk-offs dressed like fools. ;) Good talk, good friend, and we hung out for hours after the mic was turned off.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #36 Matt Stanhope pre-rehab episode
Friend to the podcast and friend to Johnny's life, his friend Matthew is going to rehab for the first time in his adult life. Funny man, wonderful friend, we talk about life, comedy, and addiction. This one is over the phone, so don't expect spectacular audio, but it's acceptable. We're going to check back in with Matt, periodically, throughout his treatment. Much Love, Matthew!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #35 Misha Estrin and Brittney Steer
Misha Estrin comes in and does his thing. His thing is being eccentric. I'm going to say, Jeffrey, Misha, Brittney, and myself had a great talk, a great time, and get ready for a long and dumb intro. Sorry about that. IT JUST HAPPENED!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #34 Kris Miles
Jeffrey and Myself, Johnny, interview a comic, back on the scene from a long hiatus. Wonderful gal and wonderful comic, she has great stories to tell, insight, and can cough like nobody I've ever known (besides my girlfriend). ...I jest, but I have no cough button. It is a great discussion and we also have the delight of speaking with her friend Aaron Robinson, who is a benevolent and light soul. Good night, good talk, and good comedy to come.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #33 Earl Elliot
Earl, Jeffrey, and I talk comedy, silliness, and life. Earl is a resident comedian at Acme Comedy Company, is a great comedian, and a wonderful friend. I thank him for sponsoring this episode of This Drug Called Life...in that, he did not. And neither did anyone else. BUT! Check out Bonobos, Amazon, and Squarespace... he'll be at a new room Johnny is starting at Cliff and Norm's in North Minneapolis. 8:30, each every second Wednesday of each month (AFTER BINGO MONTHERFUC**RS) come see the show, it's free and will be fun. There are more plugs during the show. Earl Elliot is great and you'll enjoy this talk.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #32 Nik Wolinski
Jeffrey and Johnny talk with local comic, Nik Wolinski and his pal Dan Friday. Lots of fun riffs, talks of comedy, and general conversation. Nik has been a friend to the show for quite a while and a friend to Funny Money (our comedy charity) for even longer. Great man, great conversation, great friend.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #31 Nathan Dungey
One of my oldest friends comes to the nest to geek out about comedy, 80's and 90's rap, going to high school together, the term "Jigga!" and we watch some music videos together, because that's good radio. My Jigga, Nathan Dungey. oh, and Brittney was there, as well.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #30 Trent Ludzack
Jeffrey and Johnny talk to a new friend who did our first showcase show (a show we're doing every first Wednesday at Panino Brothers in Eden Prairie, MN 8pm), Trent Ludzack, whom started doing comedy while in the Armed Forces. Good talk, fun riffing, and we explore this drug we call "Life" with Trent Ludzack.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #29 Father's Day Edition w/Randy Luttrell
Jeffrey and Johnny hang out with Randy Luttrell to talk fatherhood, our fathers, comedy, and life. Happy Father's Day! Love you, Dad!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #28 Jakey Emmert
Jeffrey and Johnny interview our energetic and delightful comedy friend, Jakey Emmert. He's won the Acme Comedy Contest, participated in the Mpls Fringe Festival, and has gone to Valley Fair. He talks quickly, so try to keep up. Also, both Jeffrey and Jakey have shows coming up, so check those out. Johnny does, as well, but he doesn't like to self-promote...clearly, right?!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #27 Randy Luttrell on the road
Randall Luttrell and I take a road trip out to Rochester, MN (home of the Mayo clinic) and do a mic at Goonies Comedy Club. This recording was done from my phone, while Randy is driving us home. I saw it as a great opportunity to have a 1-on-1 with a guy, of which, I've done so much road, but never spent much time alone. Great talk, great friend, and he didn't crash. There's some static near the end; I think it was the ghost of his missing leg just trying to fuck with us.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #26 Colton Anderson
Sir Colton Anderson, hip hop friend of mine, stops in the day before his move to San Antonio, Texas. He has along with him, Ms. Lisa Love, his gal and sweetheart who is kidnapping him down south. We talk cows, shows, comedy, moving, and miscellaneous silliness. Good times, great oldies (not Colton, he's only 21) Kool 108.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #25 Johnny, Jeffrey, and Brittney
The two boys hang in the nest with Brittney Steer. It's a riff-fest, full of silliness, and lots of road stories. We talk mental health, comedy, and "walking" Brittney's cat. One of the most fun talks I've had in my life. Enjoy.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #24 Kerry Gardner
Jeffrey and Johnny talk to Jeffrey's old pal, Kerry Gardner, whom is going to do his first comedy set in the near future. We attempt giving advice and our experience. Also, Jeffrey and I had done, the day previous, our first college gig. That was an experience. Lots of charity gigs coming up, if you're about fighting cancer. Hit us up at Johnny Athmann or Jeffrey Talberg on Facebook, or the googs, or the netscapers.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #23 Brandy Kirby
Brandy Kirby and her boyfriend, James, comes into Johnny's nest to talk about starting out in comedy, karaoke, romance, beer, moving into Minneapolis, and life. Good times, good talk. Moral of this podcast, come to Panino Brothers each Tuesday in Eden Prairie, MN 8pm :)
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #22 Tom Chillstrom & Colton Anderson
Comedian, Thomas Chillstrom, drops in to have a chat with Jeffrey and Johnny. Colton Anderson is hanging about to drop in an opinion every now and then. It's an extended interview; we eventually discuss music and life in general. Colton is having charity events coming up; Funny Money is having three charity events coming up, as well. Hit up Johnny.Athmann@gmail.com to help out.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #21 Kelly Leet, Colton Anderson
Jeffrey and Johnny interview Ms. Kelly Leet, whom we met through her performances at our charity events, Funny Money. She's always a delight and it was delightful to have her on. Sir. Colton Anderson is hanging out, as well, whom I met Emceeing and doing comedy at hip hop shows early into my comedy life (he's a rapper). Enjoy!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #20 Hostful
Jeffrey and I come back together to talk about a couple recent road gigs, life, and ultimately, loneliness and heartbreak. Jeffrey has just endured a break up and finally talks about it. This was an important conversation amongst good friends.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #19 Jumondeh Tweh
Johnny reconnects with his old comedy pal JuJu, whom he met when they were both starting comedy together. He's been on a spiritual journey, fell in love, and has not been doing comedy for a bit, but he's a part of my life. Now, radio personality all-in-all good friend: Jumondeh Tweh.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #18 Christy Mckay
Jeff and I talk to, whom I refer to, lovingly, as comedy sister: Ms. Christy Mckay. We talk comedy and Jeff and Christy end the conversation talking MMA fighting. Great conversation and I'm secretly in love with Christy (don't tell anyone..that'd be incest) PODCASTSESES!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #17 Eric Dewolff and Nik Wolinski
Dewolff, Nik Wolinski, and I talk comedy and life. Turns out Dewolff and I are doing a show together at the Mall of America on April 28th. HIT IT UP! But we have a nice chat about comedy, life, and...comedy. :) It's a good time, enjoy.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast #16 Tim Silverthorn
Timothy Silverthorn (aka comedy big brother) comes onto the podcast with Jeff and I. Much is discussed, involving comedy, life, and religion. T'was a unique interview, but was still very fun. Enjoy, friends.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #15 Mike Reilly LIVE!!!
This is our first live podcast...in front of a bunch of people who have had a lot to drink. Jeff and Johnny did our weekly open mic night, and afterward interviewed our good friend Mike Reilly about our charity show this upcoming Saturday March 14th. It became chaotic quite quickly. This will be the first of many live recordings; the forthcoming recordings will just sound better. Lots of riffing, lots of laughs, lots of girls making out in the audience... ENJOY! (Also, we're promoting a charity for kids with disabilities and illness) HopeKids
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #14 Molly Martin
Yes, sometimes Johnny doesn't talk about comedy, and has friends who are not comics. Molly Martin is the guest this week and talks with me about something we both struggle through: eating disorder. It's not the funny episode, but it's an important episode. Addiction=bad news
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #13 Andy Gabatino
Sir Andy Gabatino comes into The Nest to talk comedy and be an all-around fun fucking guy. It was on the verge of Jeff and I doing a show with comedian Nik Wolinski on his 21st birthday (the intro is from that show) Comedy talk and great conversation. Love ya, Gabatino.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #12 Mike Lester
Mike Lester comes into the Athmann nest to discuss comedy, Jeff and Mike talk serial killers, and we talk about some seriously deep stuff near the end. It was an honor to have him in. I'd worked as an usher/announcer at Acme Comedy Company and he was a MC/feature at that club since I started. Great guy, great comic. I mentioned being on Professor Blastoff in the intro, it's actually EP105, not 110. For Mike, check out his stuff at MikeLesterHumor.com; on Twitter he's @MikeLesterHumor and on Facebook: Facebook.com/mikelesterfunny. It's a longer ep. Carve out some time for this one.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #11 Angelo Vescio
Battle rap comedian Angelo Vescio joins us in TDCL nest to talk comedy, talk rap, talk about just being the rad dude that he is. A great conversation about comedy, performing, and the Minneapolis comedy scene. Unfortunately, no mid-fives were had. Bummer.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #10 Randall Reid
Jeff and I interview Randall Reid, a comic I had the pleasure with to meet and play the Mall of America's Rick Bronson's House of Comedy. He's performed at Jeff and I's room, since, and is a wonderful conversation and comic. My girlfriend, Brittney, is in attendance, as well. She chimes in at times and I adore her for that. Jeff and Randall talk about being fathers, we all talk comedy, and it gets weird at the end. Enjoy, friends!
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #9 Marty Quist
Jeff and I interview Marty Quist; a comic who has been in the game around as long as us. Jeff's son, who is autistic, is in the room. Deal with it. I think it was a great conversation and a good time. Josh Talberg, you are always welcome.
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #8 Anil K. Bandhakavi
My new comedy friend, Anil Kumar, comes in and talks with myself (Johnny) for an hour just before hitting up an open mic. He's just moved to MN, lived all over the country and the world and has amazing stories to tell. Great comic, great guy, great conversation.
Anil K Bandhakavi.mp3
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #7 Kelly Berger
Episode 7, Jeff and I interview a loyal attendee to our weekly open-mic: Sir Kelly Berger. We talked on the mics the Eve of the New Year and it was a casual and nice conversation about starting out in comedy, stage time, and life. Enjoy!
This Drug Called Life Ep 7 Kelly Berger.[...]
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #6 David Harries
Jeff Talberg and Johnny Athmann interview David Harries this episode. David is a bit soft-spoken, but has a sense of humor about it. He's the nicest guy. We've been doing mics with him for about a year and have enjoyed his presence for just as long. This is our first time digging into Sir David Harries. Enjoy.
This Drug Called Life Episode 6 David Ha[...]
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #5 Kevin Craft and Randy Luttrell (on the road)
Johnny did a week of touring, opening for Kevin Craft. On our 17-hour ride home, we had a few conversations. Here is two hours of myself, Randy, and Kevin talking shows, comedy, women, basketball, life, marriage, and where the fuck we're going. One of the best weeks of my life.
This Drug Called Life Episode 5 Kevin Cr[...]
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #4 (throwback edition) Jeff Talberg
I had an older podcast named "Dignity is Extinct, with Johnny Athmann" and this is the interview where I got to know my co-host, Jeff Talberg. I would say, he's one of the most important people in my life. He's who I call when I get an opportunity, he's of few whom I will always answer when he calls. This is the interview that started our friendship and I thought it'd be nice to put it up on This Drug Called Life. It's a laid back talk and it makes me smile, listening to myself get to know one of my best friends.
DigIsEx 68 Jeff Talberg.mp4
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #3 Johnny Athmann interviewing Matt Spofford
Johnny goes on the road with his friend Matt Spofford and the results were ... well, Matt didn't lead into his set very well. The top ten minutes are recorded before our sets; the latter 40 minutes are us reflecting upon the experience one week later. The road can be hard. "Knowing the crowd" is a tough skill to learn. This is Matt and I talking about having shit experiences on stage. And two friends, just talking comedy.
This Drug Called Life Podcast Ep3 - Matt[...]
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #2 Johnny Athmann and Jeff Talberg Road Edition
Jeff and Johnny hit the road for a one-nighter. This is the road trip home. Our initial feelings, thoughts, and perception of the experience playing a show in rural Minnesota. Johnny faced a great deal of hostility; for Jeff, it was a cake walk (because he's a goddamn professional, godammit (redundancy)). Both of us prevailed in the end. Here is the car ride home.
This Drug Called Life Ep2.mp3
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This Drug Called Life Podcast Episode #1 Johnny Athmann and Jeff Talberg host
This is our first episode. Look at the description about what it's about, but it's fun fun. This is Jeff and I getting used to each other's comedy, each other on a microphone, each other talking about our own comedic process. This podcast is about starting out as a comic. This is episode #1. Enjoy. (the episodes that proceed are interviews of comics just before or just after they hit the stage... more fun fun... pinky promise.)
This Drug Called Life Ep1.mp3
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