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What Are You Listening To: DI60Y’s Roger Gonzales Tells Us What To Get Up On

Welcome back to our continuing feature called “What You Are Listening To” where we ask other podcasters what podcasts they’ve been enjoying or, well, hating lately. This week we have Roger Gonzales from Dead In 60 Years, cluing us in to some cool shit.

I couldn’t just pick one, I’m sorry! I work a job where I sit alone at a cubicle editing footage of teeth all day. The only interaction I have with humans is when I’m yelling at my animation team in Lahore Pakistan via Skype.

These are the podcasts that get me through my day, take my mind off the mundane and allow me to laugh in a humorless work environment.

  • Get up on this: A podcast that attempts to get you up on things (music/technology/film) early. Great guests hilarious stories and informative at times.
    Episode 107 w/ Annie Lederman.getuponthis
    Episode 040 w/ Fat Jew.
  • Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank: Went through a breakup the other month… misery loves company! Two episodes that remind you it could always be worse. Comedian Sarah Tiana meets a Navy Seal while on a USO tour and shit goes bad the day of the recorded podcast. Episode #87 follows up where #73 left off. ITS BONKERS!
    #73: Love Scam.
    #87: Mended Heart.
  • Go Bayside!: Writer April Richardson watches episodes of Saved by the Bell with friends. If you grew up in the 90s and were raised by TV this pod will strike a nostalgic chord.
    Episode 029 with Howard Kremer, “The Babysitter”.
    Episode 025 with Jimmy Pardo, “Jessie’s Song”.

A Haunted Disneyland: Dorktown Podcast #151

Michael Banti from WeirdFresno.com returns to talk Disneyland hauntings, UFOs in the Central Valley, Bigfoot bullshit, Star Wars invading Disneyland and all kinds of other shizzz. We also play some Cockamamie Jamie, he’s ‘bearded up’.

It’s a super long one (TWSS) so be ready:

CLICK TO LISTEN: hauntedDisneylandDorktown151.mp3

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-More “Dorkwork” podcasts include Flowing With Famous and The Perfect Pour.

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What Are You Listening To: Jason Tabrys – Disasterpiece Theatre

Since the demise of the Podcast Rankings, we’ve been yearning for other ways to connect with and feature podcasts on the blog. Podcasts we, as big podcast listeners, might be missing. So we’ve started a new feature on the blog called “What YOU Are Listening To”. We ask podcasting friends what shows they’ve been enjoying lately and put them up here to…hear. Hope you enjoy discovering, along with us, what some of our favorite podcasters are listening to.

First up, Jason, from our favorite nerd news podcast, BastardCast.

My name is Jason Tabrys, semi-prestigious internet word writer, podcaster, and person who can put his whole fist in his mouth.
disasterpieceI’m one of those people that usually only listens to fancy famous people podcasts like Harmontown and WTF, but there are a couple of indie shows that I occasionally check out. The cast I am about to tell you about is not one of those.I’m going to tell you about Disasterpiece Theatre. Now, here is me telling you about it.A couple of years ago, I captained a small band of writer people for a now dead site called WeLoveCult.com — perhaps you’ve never heard of it.
While doing that, I had a few absurdly talented writers who are doubtlessly still embarrassed by the fact that I got to briefly call myself their editor. One of those absurdly talented writers was Alex White. Alex, like a few of the others, has only gone on to greatness since leaving my tainting grasp.
Are you familiar with the website Reddit? Alex built that. Also, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the Buzkashi Boys short film.Quite a doer. These things are lies. I don’t know what he’s been up to, we wrote together on the internet for a blink two years ago, but he’s a cool guy and he had mentioned his podcast, Disasterpiece Theatre, and I checked it out.Then I didn’t listen again for a long-assed time. I may have told him that I did. I may be an asshole. Anyway, I’ve gone back to the show a few times since then and when I got the chance to write about another indie cast, I wanted to tell you about this one.Why? Well, Alex and his co-host Stephen Granade (and producer Brooke Fox) know how to put on a good show. This is a smart show and a pro product with fantastic sound quality, great chemistry, and a spectacular flow. It’s also got a great premise.

Basically, Disasterpiece Theatre skewers the Hollywood system by firing funny mental buckshot on a weekly basis as they pitch some of the greatest and most bizarre never were movies in the history of… all of it.

I’m listening now… “Down Periscope was an amazing movie” and “It’s all about Obelisks” just flew into my ears. It’s a weird and brilliant show that makes me laugh.

Go listen.Disasterpiece Theatre can be found on iTunes. Probably other places as well. Use Google or, whatever, is Bing still a thing? Alta Vista?

Networked: Flowing With Festivals, Drunk Pumpkins and Breaking Dorks

“Networked” is our blatant attempt to get you to listen to the latest episodes of our Dorktown Network podcasts.

FLOWING WITH FAMOUS
The boys from Spanspek Muisc & Art Festival stop by to talk about their Orosi festival and Fresno’s F.U.S.E. Fest. Plus some added Fulton Mall talk. Click and listen to the Fresnoness.

THE PERFECT POUR
You are bound by the craft beer podcasting bi-laws to have at least one pumpkin beer episode. It’s a pumpkin beer battle and more in the latest Perfect Pour.

DORKTOWN
Maybe 150 episodes doesn’t sound like a lot but when you grind it out over 8 years, it becomes a LITTLE bit more impressive. No? Mmmmka. Well here is Dorktown’s 150th anyways: AmildviolatonDorktown150.mp3

Dorktown Podcast Rankings: Where The Hell Did They Go?

Dorktown has been doing a monthly Podcast Rankings. A rankings that feature what I’ve been listening to over the past month, plus what some people around me have been listening to.

It started because there really wasn’t anything like it around the Internet. No real voice for the independent podcast trying to get some traction.  Once in a while one will show up in iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” or Stitcher’s  “Top Movers” but that’s about it. So I thought I could do a monthly look at some indie podcasts in a rankings style. I love sports rankings (even College Baseball’s Top 25) and used to love Rollings Stone’s top 100 songs (back when they were a music magazine….). So why not do a podcasts version of them? It has been fun doing it and it’s gotten a bit of traction.

But… it turns out, after doing the rankings for a while, I feel like a dick. PODCAST RANKINGS

I hate moving people down in the rankings. Podcasts I like, but, for whatever reason, I felt needed to be moved down. Then they are all “What the hell?” and I’m all “Damn I feel like a dick.” and they’re all “Well you are a dick!” and I’m all “Yeah, you’re kinda right.”

Really. Who the hell am I to be judging podcasts? I’ve been podcasting for a long time but whatever. Still feel like a douche judging other podcasters. So I’m out.

BUT! I’m not out entirely. I will be starting regular blog posts on this webiste that will be a podcast column of sorts. Doing features of what we’ve been listening to in the past week, maybe some news items, whatever. Posts that I feel like less of a douche writing.

So keep listening to podcasts. Keep emailing us stuff to listen to, listen to our shows, kicks some ass, have a beer, kick some more ass and podcast.

-Mikey

Thigh Gaps and Hanging With Dorks – Dorktown #144

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Reid wakes up from his Dorktown trance then we call fellow podcaster, Alex Shane Grey from Hangin’ Out Cast, Podcast In The Woods and BFGF podcast – this turns out to be the biggest convo Bells, Mikey and Producer Becky have had. The foursome talk:

  • Thigh-gaps.
  • How Alex started casting.
  • JayBird is owed some cash from Alex.
  • Fresno relations.
  • Radio fakes doing podcasts.
  • Podcast beefs.
  • Hella more!

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-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Also search for Dorktown on Untappd and Instagram!

-More “Dorkwork” podcasts include Flowing With Famous and The Perfect Pour.

 

-Don’t forget to go out and have a nice craft beer from our Fresno Friends at Tioga Sequoia!

Dorktown Podcast: We Take Your Milk Money – Dorktown #143

We annoy folks by celebrating eight years of podcasting and talking about our early years of podcasting, taking other podcast’s milk money, what we’ve been “dorking out” about, play some music from Cabin Fire, play some listener voicemails, do an epic Or Game and more and junk.

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-New Dorktown email: Tell us something!

-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Also search for Dorktown on Untappd and Instagram!

-More “Dorkwork” podcasts include Flowing With Famous and The Perfect Pour.

-Don’t forget to go out and have a nice craft beer from our Fresno Friends at Tioga Sequoia!

Dorktown Podcast: Wheelbarrel Full Of Dorks – Dorktown 139

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Bells, Producer Becky and Mikey return with podcasting dorkness like:

  • Big fucking hat days.
  • Podcasts suck – well Dorktown does.
  • Becky loves The Dirt.
  • Dorktown gets dissed during a Lewbowski movie.
  • MUSIC BREAK: Tyranosaurus Zebra.
  • ‘Live’ remote from the Dinosaur JR. show.
  • Dorktown battles other podcasts.
  • For It Or AgainIt.
  • Fonzy Eyys.

Click to listen: dorktownpodcast139wheelbarreldorks.mp3

 

New Dorktown email: Tell us something!

You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Dorktown is also on Untappd and Instagram!

More “Dorkwork” podcasts include Flowing With Famous and The Perfect Pour.

Don’t forget to go out and have a nice craft beer from our Fresno Friends at Tioga Sequoia!