Tell Your Friends!
History’s Greatest Podcast!
Part 1: The Indie Years
Tell Your Friends! History’s Greatest Podcast! is on an indefinite hiatus. Originally conceived as an audio magazine, akin to The New Yorker, TYF! rapidly grew in popularity, despite being an operation so small, it wasn’t even mom-and-pop; it was strictly a pop operation. Using a Zoom recorder to interview subjects in their homes, offices, and the occasional public park, and a Yeti recorder for the studio pieces, TYF! became the home not just for the famous, but also for cult heroes and interesting people. Here they are, the first 41:
TYF! #001 – Eddie Pepitone – Liam talks to the great Eddie Pepitone about comedy in Los Angeles. Plus, Bob Powers reads the legendary Lake Lohondo Cabin story, and we spend a Moment with Stacey Nightmare.
TYF! #002 – Mike Doughty – Liam talks to singer/songwriter Doughty and gets him to sing a few songs. Also, a great story from Laura Jayne Martin and a trip down Ted Travelstead’s Story Hole.
TYF! #003 – W. Kamau Bell – Liam talks to Bell on the eve of the debut of his talk show, Totally Biased. Plus, Bob Powers returns with another story and another Moment with Stacey Nightmare.
TYF! #004 – Bryan Tucker – Now a co-head writer on SNL, Tucker talks about his career from MAD TV to The Chris Rock Show.
TYF! #005 – Todd Barry/A Brief View of the Hudson – Todd Barry talks his career, and A Brief View of the Hudson discuss touring Spain and play a few songs. Plus, Mike Sacks and Ted Travelstead.
TYF! #006 – Christian Finnegan – Talking about a nightmare living situation and how winning a Vh1 game show got him out of it. Plus, stories from Kambri Crews and Stephen Tobolowsky.
TYF! #007 – Catherine Popper – All about the touring life. Popper has played with everyone from Jack White to Willie Nelson, and she has a bunch of great stories about them all. Plus, Bob Powers and Stacey Nightmare
TYF! #008 – Baratunde Thurston – The recent SXSW Hall of Fame inductee talks about his book, How To Be Black, and Harvard. Plus, a story from Adam Wade.
TYF! #009 – NOVELIZATION: LIVE – Comedians and writers reading from their favorite movie novelizations. Lineup includes Frank Conniff, Todd Hanson, Joe Garden, Maggie Serota, Marlow Riley, Liam McEneaney, and Heidi Vanderlee. Recorded live at Union Hall.
TYF! #010 – Stephen Tobolowsky – aka Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day, as well as from Deadwood, Californication, and many many other movies and TV shows, dishes with stories about them all. Plus stories from Mike Doughty and Ted Travelstead.
TYF! #011 – Alana Amram – this scion of a legendary musical family talks her career and sings a few lovely songs.
TYF! #012 – David O’Doherty – This Irish comedian talks the European comedy scene. With Kambri Crews and Stacey Nightmare.
TYF! #013 – Eytan Mirsky – Todd Solondz’ go-to songwriter talks writing music for the movies. Plus, a story from Ophira Eisenberg
TYF! #014 – Ophira Eisenberg – The host of NPR’s Ask Me Another talks about beating the odds and finding love and a comedy career in NYC. Plus, Adam Wade and Stacey Nightmare
TYF! #015 – Adam Spiegelman – This former guest booker for Jimmy Kimmel Live! talks about how his old friend Jay Mohr helped him get the job. Plus, Bob Powers and Stacey Nightmare
TYF! #016 – Julia Wertz – The cartoonist talks her turning down big money for artistic freedom, and her hobby of exploring abandoned buildings. Plus, Adam Wade and Stacey Nightmare.
TYF! #017 – Eden & John/Victor Varnado – Eden & John talk about their collaborations with Robert Crumb, and Victor Varnado talks working with Eddie Murphy. Plus, stories from Maggie Serota and Bob Powers.
TYF! #018 – Lux Alptraum – The former Fleshbot editor speaks about porn. Plus, a story from Kambri Crews.
TYF! #019 – Rob Paravonian – Rob P. talks about being a YouTube star and sings a couple songs. Plus Maggie Serota.
TYF! #020 – Lewis Black & Gilbert Gottfried Live! – Liam, Lewis, and Gilbert talk about comedy, and how Twitter can be an expensive hobby.
TYF! #021 – Kaki King and Mike Doughty – Kaki talks about playing for 100,00 people with the Foo Fighters, Mike talks about dog parenting, and story from Kambri Crews.
TYF! #022 – Dave Hill – talks about getting on This American Life and doing a show at a Mexican prison. Plus, a story from Bob Powers.
TYF! #023 – Allison Robicelli – the baker/mastermind behind Robicelli’s bakery dishes about being a cupcake queen and managing Pip’s Comedy Club. Plus, a story from Bob Powers.
TYF! #024 – The TYF! Summer Podcast Spectacular! Part 1: Ophira Eisenberg, Michele Carlo, Bob Powers, Lux Alptraum – Storytelling, recorded live at the Bell House.
TYF! #025 – The TYF! Summer Podcast Spectacular! Part 2: Andy Borowitz, Andy Blitz, Jessi Klein, Chris Gethard, and Bryan Tucker – A roundtable from some of the hottest writers in recent TV history.
TYF! #026 – Frank Conniff – Frank talks his career from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 to writing for TV. Plus, Bob Powers.
TYF! #027 – Erin Lee Carr – The up-and-coming documentary film director talks her first big success, “Click. Print. Gun.” Plus, a bravura performance from Livia Scott.
TYF! #028 – Jon Ronson & Maeve Higgins – the author and comedian, respectively, talk about assimilating to life in NYC. Plus, story from Bob Powers.
TYF! #029 – Live Show: Mike Doughty, Julia Wertz, Leslie Goshko – Recorded live in a backyard in Long Island City, Queens.
TYF! #030 – Clara Biznass – the rapper from Hand Job Academy talks hip-hop, mental illness, and working as a princess at Disney World. Plus, Bob Powers.
TYF! #031 – Lizz Winstead – the Daily Show co-creator talks womens rights and politics and comedy. Plus Kambri Crews and Bob Powers.
TYF! #033 – Gary Marinoff – the late NYC open mic legend talks about following his show business dreams, and navigating a life of homelessness and the shelter system. Plus, Dale Goodson and Bob Powers.
TYF! #034 – Lewis Black – Liam sits down with Lewis for an interview about his comedy career. Plus, stories from Jamie Casbon and Jennifer Glick.
TYF! #035 – Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling Part 1 – Jackie tells stories about Rodney Dangerfield and the Howard Stern Show. Plus, Jamie Casbon.
TYF! #036 – George Carlin Way – a special documentary look at the renaming of the street George Carlin grew up on. Kevin Bartini talks about his struggle to get the street named, journalist Larry Getlen tells us Carlin’s story, and Patrick Carlin talks watching the Carlin comedy phenomenon from the inside. We also talk Carlin’s legacy with Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Orson Bean, Kelly Carlin, Eddie Brill, Jon Fisch, Judah Friedlander, Gilbert Gottfried, Tony Hendra, Robert Klein, Jeff Kreisler, Jim Norton & Colin Quinn, and Sally Wade.
TYF! #037 – NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera – Liam talks to Gustavo about his career in politics and his love of the Bronx.
TYF! #038 – Gilbert Gottfried & Frank Santopadre – Gilbert & Frank talk their podcast, and Liam gets Gilbert to do his Elderly Groucho impression. Plus ,a story from Lisa Kirchner.
TYF! #039 – Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling – Jackie talks about his career and ignonimous departure from the Howard Stern Show. Plus, Dale Goodson.
Part 2: The ShowBriz Studios Years