AnxieTea Party (general)








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#74 - Karina Perez

In which Karina Perez, aka KPMcosplay, discusses a charity project & mental health in the geek world.

Direct download: S01_Ep74_Karina_Perez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48am PST

#73 - Digging in with Jesse Inocalla

In which Jesse discusses voiceover acting and improving himself personally & professionally by feeling feelings.

Direct download: S01_Ep73_Digging_in_with_Jesse_Inocalla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm PST

#72 - Superhero Therapy

In which Dr. Janina Scarlet - a real, live clinical psychologist - discusses PTSD, trigger warnings, relationships, and how she learned from a young age that heroic characters can be a great bonding point.

Direct download: S01_Ep72_Superhero_Therapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

#71 - Daniel Ross acts moist

In which actor Daniel Ross discusses on-camera and voice acting, body fur, NDAs, and a spiffy Twitter contest to win a signed copy of Ninjas Vs Monsters.

Direct download: S01_Ep71_Daniel_Ross_acts_moist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

#70 - Nailing walkers with Chad Coleman

In which Chad discusses his role, beginning and end (spoilers), as Tyreese on AMC's The Walking Dead, as well as other portions of professional and parental life. What? He doesn't just bash walkers with a hammer? Exactly.

Direct download: S01_Ep70_Nailing_walkers_with_Chad_Coleman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Reinventing one's self and reevaluating cuteness of ewoks. Their breath smells like people.

Direct download: S01_Ep69_Roasting_Stormtroopers_with_Shaun_Rosado.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

In which Christopher Ashmore and I discuss shutting down to avoid current issues of criticism, how it all comes back later when we least expect it, and bull testicles.

Direct download: S01_Ep68_Christopher_Ashmore_breaks_stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

All about much of what I've experienced following the death of my grandfather last week, plus one of the last two conversations I had with him.

Direct download: S01_Ep67_Goodbye_Grandpa_Artie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

I'm back with this brief, solo episode before guests return next week! Sometimes it's easy to talk yourself out of doing things after a few of life's hiccups. I found my motivation to return to what I love, like podcasting. Finally.

Direct download: S01_Ep66_Excuses_are_like...mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm PST

In which Marine Madesclaire visited from Seatte and we have a few beverages and discuss the stress of having to always have acting gigs lined up, plus other things. Trigger alert: self-mutilation is briefly discussed

Direct download: S01_Ep65_Marine_brought_the_sake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

In which Adam Scherer and I discuss depression and the passing of actor/comedian/awesomeface Robin Williams, and share stories regarding how he affected our and others' lives.

Direct download: S01_Ep64_Robin_Williams_saved_Superman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am PST

After an intro regarding the passing of Robin Williams that was reported during the recording of this episode, Larry and I delve into how filmmaking has seemed to change over the years and how he prefers to stretch the boundaries. Appropriately enough, we also discuss humor as a tool to cope with sensitive topics. Donate to the indiegogo campaign and get Mitch & Tanner Save America out there!

Direct download: S01_Ep63_Saving_America_with_Larry_Longstreth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

Sarah Goldberg returns to talk about our day at The Price Is Right, then the upcoming week of chaotic fun that is GISHWHES, a scavenger hunt run in part by Misha Collins. She also discusses how it made a personal impact.

Direct download: S01_Ep62_Gameshows_and_GISHWISHES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am PST

#61 - Pro wrestler Joey Image

Joey is a professional wrestler from Jersey who has been dealing for over a year now with multiple back injuries and being unable so far to return to the ring. We discuss his career and his current focus on staying involved with the profession while also healing.

Direct download: S01_Ep61_Pro_wrestler_Joey_Image.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm PST

In this slightly delirious episode, I recap with Adam Scherer my move from Seatlle to LA. A bit sleep deprived and delirious, so we, of course, discuss Facebookings.

Direct download: S01_Ep60_The_migration_recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm PST

A brief solo ep, recorded from a superclassy hotel room in Oregon, in which I talk about the emotional crap from getting a house ready for sale and the migration to LA from Seattle thus far. Never underestimate the workload. Seriously.

Direct download: S01_Ep59_Really_real_estate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm PST

#58 - Adam Scherer loves the box

In which we discuss Adam's move from Atlanta to LA in 2008 to pursue a career in entertainment as a voice actor, writer, and behind-the-camera guy, and how easy it can be to want to give up.

Direct download: S01_Ep58_Adam_Scherer_loves_the_box.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm PST

#57 - Nerf Herding with Vlad Neko, pt 2

In part 2, we discuss his then-impeding surgery (everything went well), podcasting stresses, and comedic grocery purchases.

Direct download: S01_Ep57_Nerf_Herding_with_Vlad_Neko_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

In which we discuss Nerf wars, Nerf Herder Podcast, sexuality from more of a teenage perspective, pressure from society to fit in, and more.

Direct download: S01_Ep56_Nerf_Herding_with_Vlad_Neko_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm PST

In which we discuss vidja games, cosplay (Vorel Darastrix on Facebook), our shared bodypainting experience during ECCC, and all sorts of other geekery.

Direct download: S01_Ep55_Adventures_in_bodypainting_with_Latoyia_Blount.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

In which Bill discusses leaving his regular day job to start Punished Props, his prop-making business that specializes in cosplay, as well as how he found motivation to drop 60 pounds and get super fit. 

Direct download: S01_Ep54_Propping_up_Bill_Doran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

A solo episode in which I look at the odd way we tend to evaluate others over something superficial or without knowing much of the story.

Direct download: S01_Ep53_Judge_not_my_purse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am PST

We dig more into what we began discussing in part one, including the realization of Sarah's mother having a bigger condition than most previously had considered. 

Direct download: S01_Ep52_Bringing_Christmas_with_Sarah_Goldberg_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

We discuss in this two-part episode eating curdled truffles in a crowd, medically necessary cats, and Sarah's discovery that her mother tends to exhibit manic behavior.

Direct download: S01_Ep51_Truffle_PTSD_with_Sarah_Goldberg_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

My 9-year-old son Jaden wanted to see how the podcast is made. While he learns how it works, we discuss troubles in class and how he feels about us moving to Los Angeles this summer. Kid attention span = short episode.

Direct download: S01_Ep50_Googling_butts_with_Jaden.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PST

#49 - Jennifer Blanc-Biehn & Michael Biehn

In which we discuss functional alcoholism, self-image issues, bullying, and doing things for the love of it. Check out their bbbasement fan site for more info on upcoming projects and potential contests for members!

Direct download: S01_Ep49_Jennifer_Blanc_and_Michael_Biehn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PST

In this episode, we discuss the anxieties of starting and continuing podcasts, creating original content, finding compatible cohosts, and more, all while drinking tasty beer in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Direct download: S01_Ep48_Michael_Gaines_thinks_too_much.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PST

I'm selling my house and moving from Seattle to Los Angeles this summer, and have a pile of worries/fears to work out before then. In this solo ep, I babble on about the source of my issues regarding this impending move, including growing up without my own residential stability.

Direct download: S01_Ep47_The_great_migration_Again.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PST

#46 - Interpretive kickball with Galen Howard

Galen's in a new indie film released by Lionsgate, Children of Sorrow, about falling into a cult. We discuss his role, experience as an actor, and a quirky childhood in which parents actually encouraged his creative growth, even through therapy.

Direct download: S01_Ep46_Interpretive_kickball_with_Galen_Howard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PST

#45 - Grandpa's medicine with Joe Rivera

In which I discuss with Joe Rivera nerdiness, adult beverages, comedy, arrogance, and the work behind starting the new site Next Level Geek.

Direct download: S01_Ep45_Grandpas_medicine_with_Joe_Rivera.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PST

#44 - Julianne Gabert on the six degrees of Jen Aniston's butt

Julianne Gabert, who I met through the internets without being murdered, talks of life in Los Angeles, acting, and being part of a startup website called Next Level Geek. Also something about a red butthole.

Direct download: S01_Ep44_Julianne_Gabert_on_the_six_degrees_of_Jen_Anistons_butt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm PST

#43 - To Fund A Monster

In which I discuss the anxieties of attempting to finance the indie film To Find A Monster with producers Joshua Porter, Matthew Donaldson, and Amelia Belle, and actress Alanna Ubach. We discuss also their reasons behind wanting to create this 80's love letter of a film about two boys wanting to become the youngest horror filmmakers ever.

Direct download: S01_Ep43_To_Fund_A_Monster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am PST

In which actor Dan Fogler and I discuss his film Don Peyote, the show pilot he's filming, voice acting, and any other random thing that pops up. 

Direct download: S01_Ep42_Dan_Fogler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm PST

I realize my content hasn't had nearly enough depth lately, so in this episode I discuss my thoughts on it and my plan going forward. Perhaps I have been afraid to get into details with guests for certain reasons, and maybe have been avoiding things rather than procrastinating. This is me going on record about working on all of that.

Direct download: S01_Ep41_Procrastination_vs_Avoidance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PST

Ashley (@healthyaddict) joins me to discuss how she got into atheism and began producing content of that and the nerdy variety. I learn how growing up in a closed-minded town actually caused her to find her outlet and more of her identity through interactions online, and for the better.

Direct download: S01_Ep40_Ashley_Paramore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

I avoided subjecting a guest to my con-plague (thanks, Vegas!) and recorded this solo ep about New Media Expo, CES, Michael Bay's freezeup, and FOX News not getting the point of a Muse headband's de-stressifying abilities.

Direct download: S01_Ep39_NMX_CES_and_the_plague.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which Wendy, aka @Nerdrage42, discusses with me nerdy things (as the name implies), having anxiety and ADHD, and both the fun and challenges of being mom to both a teenage and almost-teenage boy, one being autistic. I met this lady when she worked at Archie McPhee, so you KNOW she's entertaining.

Direct download: S01_Ep38_Wendy_leaves_no_cabbage_behind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Yet another solo episode, this time in which I discuss car theft, plans to attend New Media Expo, getting media cred for a Comic Con, the drama of my almost-job, and the idea of building up and moving on.

Direct download: S01_Ep37_Just_keep_swimming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#36 - Christy Wise nerds out loud

Christy, who is co-host on the Nerd Out Loud podcast, discusses what happened to her Personal Assistant job after the person she was assisting died, how an alcoholic mother reacted incredibly wrong to her husband being gay, and the joys of podcast monetization.

Direct download: S01_Ep36_Christy_Wise_nerds_out_loud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which we discuss Jay's stand-up career, including hosting at Parlor Live in Bellevue, WA, and then delve into his frequent moves as a child and how it may be affecting life today.

Direct download: S01_E35_Jay_Hollingsworth_Master_Debater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Clarke is a horror geek who has done a pile o' hosting gigs, including cohosting the Bloodcast. Here we discuss that and how to NOT be a pretentious poohead in the industry.

Direct download: S01_Ep34_Sevens_dollars_per_hour_with_Clarke_Wolfe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which I have a fantastic chat with the creator of The Toxic Avenger and head of Troma Entertainment. Yeah. Mind blown. This guy also put out Trey Parker & Matt Stone's first movie, Cannibal! The Musical, and brought Hayao Miyazaki to the States. So there's that.

Direct download: S01_Ep33_Inside_Tromaville_with_Lloyd_Kaufman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#32 - Poolside with Dian Bachar

Dian is best known as Choda Boy in Orgazmo and Squeak in BASEketball, plus several voice acting gigs for South Park. He is also freakin awesome overall and stars in the upcoming "Fhs Murders of Brandywine Theater". Listen to us discuss the things! 

Direct download: S01_Ep32_Poolside_with_Dian_Bachar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Sarah is a stand-up comic who did very well in the Make Danny Laugh competition in Bellevue, WA, so I snagged her to talk about far too many awesome things. Of course.

Direct download: S01_Ep31_Sarah_Skilling_made_Danny_laugh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Things deteriorate post beer run, but we get to the anxiety of flying and Marine's use of hypnotherapy.

Direct download: S01_Ep30_Taking_a_breather_with_Marine_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which we say many naughty words, drink many beers, and summarize the evening's comedy club adventures.

Direct download: S01_Ep29_Taking_a_breather_with_Marine_Madesclaire_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#28 - Dory fish memory with Darrell Skeels

In which Darrell, co-host of This Week in Trek, discusses social anxieties, free Starbucks, and kidlet poo.

Direct download: S01_Ep28_Dory_fish_memory_with_Darrell_Skeels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

I ramble on in this ep about my current bout of depression, which was likely brought on by huge life changes. Pure comedy!

Direct download: S01_Ep27_Cheer_up._Do_it._Now.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#26 - Papa Bakes, hashtag Floodgates

Eric Baker, aka Papa Bakes, on his move to Seattle to become a gigantically famous rap-star.  Clearly, he's well on his way. (this description was not, in fact, written by Papa Bakes.) #floodgates

Direct download: S01_E26_Papa_Bakes_hashtag_Floodgates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#25 - Extreme Knitting with Jason Perlman

In which we discuss Jason's career in front of and behind the camera, often for Nickelodeon and Nerdist, and how he learned beach time does not necessarily equal dying in a gutter.

Direct download: S01_Ep25_Extreme_Knitting_with_Jason_Perlman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#24 - Paul Gilmartin

Paul Gilmartin from The Mental Illness Happy Hour joins me to talk of how our podcasts helped us deal with ourselves. He also eats a crepe. Enjoy!

Direct download: S01_Ep24_Paul_Gilmartin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05am PST

In which we discuss Molly's upcoming SyFy channel reality show Fangasm, The Geeky Peacock, and overcoming the effects of bullying.

Direct download: S01_Ep23_Trendy_booty_with_Molly_McIsaac.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#22 - The CHINS Petition

In which I discuss the CHINS Petition, Crisis Residential Center, and juvenile detention... and how they all helped me get away from my abuser.

Direct download: S01_Ep22_The_CHINS_Petition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which we discuss cosplay problems, loot looters, and how depression interferes with making a thing.

Direct download: S01_Ep21_Cait_Hammer_PAX_Prime_Cosplaya.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm PST

A solo episode in which I discuss child abuse, creepers, and makeshift weaponry.

Direct download: S01_Ep20_Moral_mathematical_compass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

GoFundMe donor Charles Muir and I finally found time to discuss unfortunate teenage choices, dysthymia and

Direct download: S01_Ep19_Charles_Muir_the_Word_Ninja.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Here I discuss with Erica Rhodes her varied experience from NPR's A Prairie Home Companion to Plague Town to stand-up comedy... and then some, as well as how her recent diagnosis adds extra "fun" to her acting career.

Direct download: S01_Ep18_Ivy_league_farts_with_Erica_Rhodes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which David Wall talks about starting a web business, Good Road Network, while working with anxieties and then some. 

Direct download: S01_Ep17_Straighten_your_pictures_with_David_Wall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

During the SDCC insanity, Mel Schmitz and I found a moment in a Marriott lobby to chat about NerdHQ, grounded celebs, "standards" of geekiness, and her contributions to ( Listen as I work off two $2 margaritas.

Direct download: S01_Ep16_Mustard_in_the_Fillion_Sandwich_with_Mel_Schmitz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#15 - Brian Ibbott

In this episode, I snag Brian Ibbott (Twitter: @Coverville) the day after Nerdtacular 2013. It's a brief one; I babble exhaustedly while further destroying his voice. Listen also for a cameo from the band Same Sex Mary!

Direct download: S01_Ep15_Brian_Ibbott_b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Blame hypoxia for this one, in which I babble nonsensically with a pile of people I'd just met at Nerdtacular 2013. While we only somewhat discuss anxieties about the convention, this was largely about me recording with many new people at once. It's an exercise in masochism.

Direct download: S01_Ep14_Nerdtacular_Floorpile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which we discuss, while at Nerdtacular 2013, determining intent behind offensive humor and anxiety of whether to use content on shows. (Twitter: @JustinRYoung)

Direct download: S01_Ep13_Delusion_Parade_with_Justin_Robert_Young.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In which Cait Hammer and I discuss the effect of nervous giggling, which seems to range from incarceration to gropey comedians.

Direct download: S01_Ep12_Giggles_do_not_equal_sideboob.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Cait and I have made horrible mistakes based on anxieties and learned things from our relationships. Let us pass the savings on to you, including the joy of a "Draft" folder.

Direct download: S01_Ep11_Relationship_stuff_and_whatnot_with_Cait.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

In this solo ep, learn how I developed such craptastic anxieties in the first place. It's a happy one!

Direct download: S01_Ep10_Like_a_redheaded_stepchild.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Join me and Cait on a delightful travel montage to L.A. as we deal with anxieties about the trip and scheduled guests. There was much alcohol and an anxiety attack... or two.

Direct download: S01_Ep09_Kathy_and_Caits_Excellent_Adventure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Gary Fisher (Twitter: @The_Lan_Guru) talks with me about anxiety issues in his family and the joys of medication. I brilliantly left the recorder's windscreen in Seattle, so please excuse the occasional "whoosh".

Direct download: S01_Ep08_Lunch_Break_Car_Naps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Lesley Victorine runs She also learned four days after having her first kid (five hours from home) that internet trolls were passing off her work as their own. In this episode, Lesley discusses handling the trolls and Stuff on My Rabbit, plus cracks jokes about delivering her son. (Twitter: @SOMRofficial) Check out!

Direct download: S01_Ep07_Lesley_Victorine_puts_stuff_on_her_rabbit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Yes, THE Anne Wheaton (Twitter: @AnneWheaton), who is much more than wife of Wil Wheaton. We chatted outside a fantastic coffee shop in Burbank, CA about ugly crying, anxiety attacks, handling chaotic conventions, and how Nathan Fillion gives her gas.

Direct download: S01_Ep06_Its_Anne_Wheaton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Guest Riff Millar (Twitter: @dj_spacemonkey) brings delicious happy tea, biscuits, and a plethora of reasons why the housing market and family piled on the anxieties.

Direct download: S01_Ep05_Riffing_with_Riff_Millar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Sometimes people met online are murder-ey. Sometimes they end up getting you camera time in costumes... with zero murders. Guest: Cait Hammer (Twitter: @hammer_cat)

Direct download: S01_Ep04_On_the_YouTubes_with_Caitlin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

My Vegas trip, in which I decided at the last minute to attend the NMX/Podcast Awards, was amazing and motivating. Clearly I found no dead hookers under the mattress.

Direct download: S01_Ep03_Mooching_inspiration_in_Vegas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

How the *expletive deleted* do I power through the anxieties to get on stage in front of people? Isn't it safer to quietly occupy a cubicle for the rest of my life?

Direct download: S01_Ep02_Acting_Yes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST