Seth Woodward Had A Scary Experience In The Woods (feat. Cheya Cary)

This week Cheya Cary joins me once more and we chat with our pal Seth Woodward, an OC comic & podcaster. He tells us of a scary experience he had in the woods while acid was involved. We also smoked a little before this episode, so we get very sidetracked and ramble a lot. Enjoy!

Check out Seth's podcast Good Word With Woodward - which Cheya & I will be on this weekend - and come see us IRL at our show Hey Whoopie Cat! in August. If you wanna follow Seth in hopes that he'll ever tweet, find him on Twitter. Get weird with Cheya on Twitter. You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

J.D. Jackson on Podcasts, Relationships, Current Events, Going Back to Church

This week I had a nice chat with my pal J.D. Jackson. J.D. & I met in an online community for podcasting & comedy fans and we spend a good chunk of time discussing podcasts, as well as relationships, Marvel & DC movies, current events (Comey's trial, our buffoon president, etc.), going back to church and more! It gets ranty and it gets deep and we had fun!

Find J.D. Jackson on Twitter and listen to his podcast Level Seven Access! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts!  And check out my new live storytelling & comedy showcase Hey Whoopie Cat, and if you're interested in conspiracy theories stay in the loop of Real Eyes Realize Real Lies!

M. Stormy Storms on Katy Perry's new music video for Bon Appetit, MKUltra, The Illuminati

Stormy & I have turned this conversation into an all new podcast!
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GET OUT YOUR TINFOIL HATS, FRIENDS, BECAUSE WE'RE DEEP DIVING INTO SOME JUICY (pun intended) CONSPIRACY THEORIES TONIGHT. Starting with Katy Perry's new video Bon Appetit (below), Stormy & I go over the video as it plays, discussing how the video may or may not be nodding to Project MKUltra, Illuminati, cannibalism, "Satanism" and more, so feel free to fire it up and watch along with us! Yes this is very tinfoily, but for the sake of entertainment we are playing along. 

We also touch on various other celebrity conspiracy theories, especially if they relate to MKUltra, et al.

Watch along with us:

M. Stormy Storms is the queen of The Lone Gunmen, a Facebook group where we dive into conspiracy theory in a safe, fun environment. Come join us if you wanna play along! Also check out STORMYMADE, Stormy's very cool artwork. Love it. Buy it. Follow her on Instagram & Facebook for updates on products!

For more conspiracy content Stormy suggests checking out the podcasts Mysterious Universe, The Unexplained, Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, The Higherside Chats. And, of course, Last Podcast on the Left.

You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Emma Tolkin, co-creator of Vibes, meme queen

I sat down with my pal Emma Tolkin to talk about her app Vibes. In this particular episode…a lot happens.

To set the scene: We thought it would be appropriate to discuss her app Vibes outside near the pond, immersed in bird noises, you know, real vibesey stuff, but there were some crows who were super talkative, and yard work began. Before we made our way inside, we had a brief chat with her dad, Michael Tolkin, who wrote a bunch of cool movies, including Deep Impact. Inside of the house, while we were getting settled and moving into the office, I noticed a photograph that looked like a melted wax Jeff Ross and we briefly discussed Emma’s mom’s dice collection. 

Suffice it to say, the first fifteen minutes are a wild ride. We do eventually manage to stay sort of on track, but if you’ve heard this show before, then you know that shit does eventually get super weird. Bohemian Grove conspiracies, the Denver Airport, Katy Perry, and emo kids are among the many topics we discuss. Buckle up!

Find Emma on her dating app Vibes, duh! Also check her out on Instagram. You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts! And check out my new live storytelling & comedy showcase Hey Whoopie Cat!

If you love conspiracy theories and getting goofy on the Internet, come to this awesome group called The Lone Gunmen. I'll be talking to the queen of that group in the next episode and it's going to get so weird and be so fun. Also! If you want to know more about Bohemian Grove and all of that dark shit, listen to Last Podcast on the Left's episodes (1,2,3) and Sword & Scale's episodes (1,2). Go do that right now. Seriously. 

 

 

Dedeker Winston, author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory

This week I chat with Dedeker Winston, author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory. We did things a little different this time & did not do the icebreaker question portion, since we knew ahead of time what we were going to chat about.

What stands out the most about Dedeker's book, vs a lot of other books on the same theme, is that she does her best to include not just the cishet white couple that we hear so many other authors discuss again and again. She also wrote this book while on a year and a half journey around the world, and gets anecdotes and excerpts from women of different cultures and backgrounds.

We discuss her book and the inspiration behind writing it, being a digital nomad, podcasting, our mutual love for the McElroy brothers & more!

Find out more about Dedeker on her website, order her book, listen to her podcast!You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts!  And check out my new live storytelling & comedy showcase Hey Whoopie Cat!

Sylvia Lin on Helping People, Being Healthy, Identifying with Her Culture, YouTubers

IDEK IS BACK! WHEW! My good pal Sylvia & I chat often online, discussing/complaining about various things like roommates, white people, politics, and more. It was awesome to get her on the show and turn that ranting into a recording that is very scattered and often sidetracked. Buckle up and take some notes, because we get through a lot!

We touch on a bunch of topics, such as Sylvia's path towards helping people and what that looks like for her, being healthy and what that means for different folx, identifying and often not identifying with her culture as an Asian woman, YouTubers, and so much more!

The connection is a little spotty at times and you get a nice New York soundscape in the background, but don't let that scare you away. This one is worth the listen!

This week's ice breaker question from Aaron is "Of anything you’ve created, what is the thing that you are most proud of and why?"

Sylvia's ice breaker question for the next guest is, "If you were in therapy right now, what would your therapist tell you that your recurring challenge in your relationship is?"

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Sylvia doesn't want to be found on Twitter, but you can find me! She does, however, want you to check out the YouTubers Megan Tonjes & MacDoesIt! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts! And check out my new live storytelling & comedy showcase Hey Whoopie Cat!

Bonus: Hey Whoopie Cat!

Hey pals! Clare Dickerson and Cheya Cary here, stoked to announce a new monthly showcase that we're doing live in Hollywood once a month called Hey Whoopie Cat! Please enjoy this bonus episode, which is the performance!


Hey Whoopie Cat is a live comedy & storytelling showcase hosted by Clare Dickerson and Cheya Cary. We bring in our funniest friends from the LA area to share their stories and deliver killer sets once a month.

Clare Dickerson and Cheya Cary discuss some famous firsts, in honor of our first show. Cheya's story entails losing his virginity to a Nazi and Clare recounts the first time she ever visited downtown LA. 


Comedy & storytelling by Robin Tran, Cate Gary, Glenn Bolton & Anna Valenzuela.

Hey Whoopie Cat is a production of Theatre of NOTE and is produced by Theatre of NOTE company member Aaron Saldaña. 

Find us on social media:

Theater of Note: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram
Clare Dickerson: TwitterInstagram
Cheya Cary: Twitter
Robin Tran: TwitterInstagram
Cate Gary: Twitter
Glenn Bolton: TwitterInstagram
Anna Valenzuela: TwitterInstagram

The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the individuals expressing them and do not reflect those of Theatre of NOTE.

Protests, Part 1: Inauguration & Women's March (feat. Cheya Cary & Cate Gary)

Greetings! This week we talk about our experiences at the protests that followed Trump's inauguration, including the Women's March! Cheya Cary recorded some clips at the latter and they feature our pals Cate Gary, a wonderful, insightful and hilarious comedian, & Devin Larson, a very rad young political activist & dog walker. We also hear a clip from my beautiful sister, who called me up to leave me a voicemail regarding her thoughts on the march she attended in Michigan.

If you would like to discuss your experiences at any of the recent marches, walkouts, protests, riots, etc. PLEASE get in touch with me! Fill out the form here, reach me on Twitter, message me on Facebook! I would love to hear from you. We can have a full conversation, you can send me a voice clip or you can leave me a voicemail! Let me know what works for you. 

Get weird with Cheya on Twitter. You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Aaron Saldaña on Theater, Video Games (feat. Cheya Cary)

This episode is a good'n! Cheya Cary joins me to chat with our pal Aaron Saldaña who is a stage manager for a theater in Hollywood. We talk about theater, video games, how he'll never get certain mayorships back from me on Swarm & more!

Russ' icebreaker question for Aaron was, "What is the best meal you have ever eaten?"

Aaron's icebreaker question for the next guest is, "Of anything you’ve created, what is the thing that you are most proud of and why?"

If you're in the LA area, check out the Theater of Note marathon! Cheya & I will be performing & Aaron will be managing things. Saturday, January 28 from 3pm-12am, $20! Aaron, Cheya & I are also teaming up for a project starting in February that will take place in that very theater, so stay tuned for more info on that. 

Finally, if you would like to hang out with like-minded folks to create a safe space in light of the upcoming inauguration, check out The Ghost Light Project! These are scary times ahead, so let's come together. 

Find Aaron on Twitter & check out what he's working on, on his personal site! Find Cheya Cary on Twitter, find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Russ Feder on Jury Duty, Improv, Podcasting

This week I spoke with my pal Russ Feder about his experience on jury duty, his improv team, his new podcast & more!

Content Warning: We do get into the details about the case, and this is a rape case. The details themselves are not graphic, however. 

Amanda's icebreaker question for Russ was, "What is something that you never thought you could, but that you ended up doing?" 

Russ' icebreaker question for the next guest is, "What is the best meal you've ever eaten?"

Find Russ on Twitter & keep an eye out for his upcoming show Mad About Mad About You! If you're in New York, check out his musical improv show with The Commotion at the Magnet Theater. You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Amanda Kramp on Motherhood, Burlesque, Body Image, Politics

I'm so excited to have had the chance to chat with Amanda Kramp! We met when I was a photographer years ago, when we were both in Madison, WI, and I would take pictures of the burlesque troupe she was part of (among other things!) 

Now she is a mother of a sweet baby boy who hates sleep, and she's an honest, outspoken, feminist force of nature. And there's a lot of very cute baby noises in the background that even barren old cynics like me find very heartwarming. This convo goes in a lot of directions, and I considered breaking this into two parts, but screw it: We're going all in! Strap in your butts and get ready for this mommy party!

Perla's icebreaker question for Amanda was, "What is the one moment where you realized your life has shifted, and how did you feel about it?"

Amanda's icebreaker question for the next guest is, "What is something that you never thought you could, but that you ended up doing?"

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Check out Amanda's blog Gainfully Something where she talks about parenting and sewing, and sharing recipes! And follow her on Twitter & Instagram for inappropriate and honest perspectives on parenthood & other things! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Bonus: Cheya Cary Shares A Joke (Well, 3 Jokes)

You may have heard that we'll be kicking off a Patreon page with bonus episode content, and one of the things I am most looking forward to is asking each interviewee what their favorite joke is, including folks I've already talked to! I will also be uploading some bloopers and various clips that, for one reason or another, didn't make it onto the show.

All of these clips and episodes will be uploaded to the Patreon page, and they will be available to hear for just $1 a month! What a steal!

Here's a bonus clip where Cheya & I share a couple of jokes, and I abuse this dumb soundboard that I found last minute. If you enjoy this and wanna get more sweet, sweet clips, subscribe to the feed at patreon.com/idekpod! Every dollar helps support the show, and enables me to put more time and money back into the podcasts I make. Basically, it makes me feel better about how I spend my time. 

Find Cheya on Twitter!You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

 

Perla X. Caballero on The Election, Podcasts, #Zero2Chola, Being Mexican American

Perla is the kind of woman we all need to have in our life: strong, smart, unapologetic. In today's episode we discuss our post election woes, podcasts, her hashtag #Zero2Chola, being a Mexican American and more. She goes into a full on political rant from time to time, but we do also discuss her favorite new red lipstick and our favorite Snapchat filters...which I know you're dying to hear more about, so tune in to find out what they are. 

Will's icebreaker question for Perla was, " If you could go back in time to a time when you made a big life change, would you still make that change, or would you stick to your original path?"

Perla's ice breaker question for the next guest is, "What is the one moment where you realized your life has shifted, and how did you feel about it?"

Find Perla on Twitter & Instagram! Keep your eyes open for her future endeavors & get in on the conversation with her. You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Will Couch on Comedy, Mics, Pets, His Apartheid Mercenary Dad, Racism, Classism (feat. Cheya Cary)

Cheya Cary just can't get enough of this podcast and he teams up with me once more to talk with our pal Will Couch in sunny, beautiful Las Vegas. Coming live from the Oasis at Gold Spike hotel, just after seeing one of my favorite bands of all time, we crack more beers and talk about a topic we all have in common: Comedy & open mics.

Will also opens up to us about his dad being part of the Apartheid in South Africa, racism & classism, and more.

This week's ice breaker question from Erin is, "What is your favorite joke?"

Here's Will's go-to karaoke jam, in the style of Puddles:

...which reminded me of this group a little, so I need you to just watch this:

Will's icebreaker for the next guest is, "If you could go back to a time when you made a change in your life, would you still make that change, or would you continue down that path?"

Find Will Couch on Twitter! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Erin Williams on Marriage, Proximity to Sharks & Serial Killers, Hippies (feat. Cheya Cary)

In part 2 of our conversation, Erin Williams joins Cheya Cary & I get a little more drunk & talk about a bunch more stuff! From marriage, to sharks, to serial killers, to hippies, mental health, moms, birthdays...we got it all, folks!

At the end of the episode we decided to read a bunch of jokes by a comedian we all love, the late Harris Wittels. If you wanna know more about him, check out this episode of Comedy Bang Bang, and then binge listen to/watch everything he has done. 

Here are some pics of paintings mentioned in the episode:

And here's Erin with her Complete Calvin & Hobbs collection:

 

Erin's questions for the next guest is, "What is your favorite joke?"

 

Find Erin on Twitter & Instagram! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Erin Williams on Lady Heroes, Her Badass Grandma, Tattoos, Surfing, Turning Orange (feat. Cheya Cary)

In part 1 of our conversation, Erin Williams joins Cheya Cary & I to talk about...pretty much everything under the sun. When we first arrived, Cheya & I took Bulleit shots & worked our way through a beer, while Erin sipped at champagne. Then we sat on her floor and turned on the Tascam, and let the magic happen! 

Listen as we discuss strong ladies in history, Erin's badass grandma, tattoos, driving routes, surfing, scuba diving, and the time Erin turned orange! 

Erin's ice breaker questions from Abu were, "Are there any examples of when a guest verse has improved a song?" and "What's your worst ingrown hair story?" 

The conversation we had was so delightful and long-lasting that we had to break it up into two episodes! This one is a bit of a doozy so crack open an adult beverage, if that's a thing you enjoy doing (and have three more at the ready, just to keep up.) 

Find Erin on Twitter & Instagram! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Minisode 1: Clare & Cheya Catch Up, Talk Election, & Preview Upcoming Episodes

Hey pals! Sorry for the silence. 

Cheya joins me today to catch up, discuss what we've been up to that's caused us to be away for some time, and we preview the upcoming episodes.

A little content warning: This episode contains strong language, some hateful terms, and some heated conversation about race, protests, and what this election means to us. 

Find Cheya on Twitter!You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Wesley Beltz on The Super Sentai Series, TV, How to Use Social Media, Music, Cats

Episode 4 is here and it's a fun one! Join me as I get to know Wesley Beltz and we discuss The Super Sentai Series, TV, how to use social media, music & cats. Find more of The Super Sentai Series and other fun shows at Shout Factory!

This week's ice breaker question from Aaron is "What is the food from your childhood that you're most nostalgic about?"

Wes' ice breaker questions for the next guest are, "Waffles or pancakes?" and "Do you think civilization, as we know it, will make it into the next century?"

Find Wesley on Twitter & Tumblr! You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts

Aaron Stehley on Food, Drink, Being Funny Online, Pumpkin Spice

Happy Friday! Here's another great episode of IDEK, with my pal Aaron Stehley. Aaron & met in an online community for comedy & podcasting, and have been web pals for about a year. Today we discuss our mutual love of food & cooking, and derail/interrupt into a myriad of topics from there. This one was a real treat to record. And, in case you're curious, I did not put a blanket over my head.

This week's ice breaker question from Zilla was, "Why did your last partner leave you?"

Aaron's question for the next guest is, "What is the food from your childhood that you're most nostalgic about?"

You may find Aaron on Twitter here. In fact, I insist that you do. You can also find me on Twitter, and as always, find more IDEK on FacebookTwitterStitcherGoogle Play & Apple Podcasts