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Last update: 2015-11-08

Kliph Nesteroff and "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy"

2015-11-08 :: timrpowers@gmail.com
Length: 1s

InThe Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.Starting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century, Nesteroff introduces the first stand-up comedian—an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes. After the repeal of Prohibition, Mafia-run supper clubs replaced speakeasies, and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian’s primary employer. In the 1950s, the late-night talk show brought stand-up to a wide public, while Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses. From comedy’s part in the Civil Rights movement and the social upheaval of the late 1960s, to the first comedy clubs of the 1970s and the cocaine-fueled comedy boom of the 1980s,The Comediansculminates with a new era of media-driven celebrity in the twenty-first century.…

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Dave Park, Mockpocalypse and Dr. God

2015-10-04 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

Comedian, actor, producer and all-around swell fellow Dave Park swings by to talk with Tim about the new season of Mockpocalypse on AXS TV (Call your cable operator today!), his up-and-coming comedy ensemble Dr. God, and about Dr. God's new feature film, "Bloodsucking Bastards," available right now from SHOUT FACTORY!In additon to being well known for his snappy haircuts and exceptional wardobe, David was recently part of the Second City Tour Company on the high seas.  He has appeared on IFC, AMC, Comedy Central and the TV Guide Network.  He currently works as a writer/producer and sometimes on-air talent in television production.…

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Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan's new book "The Incredible Herb Trimpe"

2015-10-01 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

Authors and unashamed fanboys Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan swing by to discuss their new book, "The Incredible Herb Trimpe" from Two Morrows Publishing.  It's in stores now.  If you love Silver Age Comics, you'll love this book.  Tim loves it and you will, too.  Listen to this episode to learn how YOU could WIN A COPY of "The Incredible Herb Trimpe" from Two Morrows Publishing and Deep Dish Radio.From running the first photostat machine at Marvel Comics to being the first to illustrate Wolverine, no other member of the Marvel Bullpen has had such a varied and remarkable career as Herb Trimpe. He's best known for his definitive eight-year stint drawing the Incredible Hulk. This book chronicles the life and art of Trimpe through his own voice, as well as the voices of friends and colleagues. Their testimony to his talent and his legacy of artwork leave no wonder why he has been dubbed "The Incredible Herb Trimpe."…

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Mike Montali from Hollis Brown

2015-09-07 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

"Since its formation in 2009, the scrappy New York outfit known as Hollis Brown has emerged as one of America's most compelling young rock 'n' roll acts.  Drawing from a bottomless well of classic influences yet firmly rooted in the present, the band's output has steadily evolved from the raw immediacy of its early releases to the more expansive, adventurous approach that fuels its bracing new album 3 Shots"Frontman and songwriter Mike Montali joins us to discuss the band, life on the road, Counting Crows, the importance of the right guitar and the band's new CD, "3 Shots" from Julian Records.  (Get yours wherever you buy your music!)Check them out atHollisBrown.com…

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The Standells with founder Larry Tamblyn

2015-08-22 :: timrpowers@gmail.com
Length: 1s

Rock Journalist and comedian Tim Powers is joined by the leader of a band considered to be the godfather of Punk, which is quite a feat considering their formation pre-dates Beatlemania.  Larry Tamblyn started the Standells in Southern California and, after a lot of trial and error, broke the charts with the legendary single “Dirty Water.”Two more top 40 hits followed, “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” and “Why Pick on Me.”For over 50 years, this band has kept its grungy, Punky sound going and delighting fans all over the world.  I saw them play in 2009 and they rocked as good as ever.  Now, after 2 CD’s relased in the 21st Century, The Standells are gearing up for a huge world tour.…

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P.F. Sloan, Songwriter, Legend, Real Person

2015-07-28 :: timrpowers@gmail.com
Length: 1s

P. F. Sloan discusses his new autobiography "What's Exactly the Matter with Me?" and recounts some of his ups and downs in the music industry, including how one verse in one song could become a rallying cry to change the Constitution of the United States.  In a candid interview, P. F. Sloan discusses the kindred spirit he found in a Classical master, and his inspiration for his new CD, "My Beethoven."  Along the way, P.F. Sloan and Tim discuss life, the universe, love, pain, triumph, recovery and art.…

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Author Bill Schelly and "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America"

2015-05-18 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

Author Bill Schelly joins Tim to discuss his new book "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America" from Fantagraphics.  Harvey Kurtzman createdMAD, andMADrevolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman's groundwork as the original editor, artist, and sole writer ofMADprovided the foundation for one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman inventMAD, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst nova-like onto the American scene? Bill Schelly's heavily researched biography finally and fully answers these question for the first time. Through fresh interviews with Kurtzman's colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, Al Feldstein, James Warren, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Gilbert Shelton, and many others, and an examination of Kurtzman's personal archives, this book tells the true story of one of the 20th century's greatest humorists. His family life, an FBI investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher ofMAD), all are revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, from Kurtzman's Brooklyn beginnings to his post-MADyears, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and "Little Annie Fanny" inPlayboy.Get yours at your local Brick & Mortar Local Comic Shop today.  Tell 'em you heard about it here on Deep Dish Radio…

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Novelist Robert J. Peterson's "The Odds" and California Coldblood Publishing

2015-04-18 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

The apocalypse happened, but no one knows how. What’s left is a barren world ruled by a high-powered caste of bookies, The Odds. Scurrying around underneath is our hero, Eldridge—a big-hearted, bumbling drifter with an estranged family he loves dearly. He’s deep in debt and deathly sick, so he places a bet predicting the day he’ll die. If he wins, he can go to his grave knowing that his family will be safe, but when he returns to his hometown to collect, he gets some bad news: He’s going to live. So it’s on to plan B—a high-stakes battle-tournament that pits real-life chess avatars against each other in random-chance brawls-to-the-death. But Eldridge doesn’t know that someone’s gamed the tournament to pit him against an old friend who’s now a bitter enemy.   All in the new book from California Coldblood publishing:The Odds.Learn more from author Robert J Peterson not only about this book but about the other great things coming from Califorina Coldblood.The Odds is available atAmazon.com,Barnes and Noble.comand at theCalifornia Coldblood's own site.…

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Bobby Hart & his new autobiography

2015-04-14 :: timrpowers@gmail.com
Length: 1s

Songwriter Bobby Hart ("Hurts So Bad", "Last Train to Clarksville," "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight") discusses his new book, "Psychedelic Bubble Gum:Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles"which goes on sale in May of 2015.  Bobby's gentle spirit and centered reflection is an interesting contrast to the ups-and-downs he has faced as one of the most successful pop music writer/producer/performers of the 1960's.Bobby's book is available for pre order by clicking here!  Get it today!  Tim loved reading the book and YOU will, too.…

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Kathryn Leigh Scott

2015-04-13 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

Kathryn Leigh Scott, known for portraying Maggie Evans and Josette Du Pres on 1960's soap opera Dark Shadows stops by to discuss her new novel JINXED, as well as her time on Dark Shadows, her most recent role on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, and everything in between.Learn more about Kathryn Leigh Scott by clicking here.…

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Preview. Subscribe today and tell your friends.

2015-04-11 :: timrpowers@gmail.com

Sneak preview of the new podcast from that one guy from Fandom Planet.  You loved Tim's interviews on Fandom Planet and now he's struck out on his own with DEEP DISH RADIO.  You'll love his exciting guests, his fun questions, and maybe, just maybe, you'll learn a little something about yourself.…

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Deep Dish Radio with Tim Powers

Los Angeles Comedian Tim Powers sits down with the world's most interesting people.  Song writers, actors, artists, animators, authors --Tim will get the story out of them with a charm and a sense of humor nobody else has.

Deep Dish Radio with Tim Powers


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