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John Frederick – Thanksgiving: The Musical! – S11 E37

Season 11
Season 11
John Frederick - Thanksgiving: The Musical! - S11 E37
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A little late for the holiday, but we are still thankful for this show, starring our wonderful guest and friend, the multitalented actor, musician, director, teacher, father and husband, John Frederick! John was also our very first intern from Season 3, in 2013!

John Frederick smiling in front of a microphone, flashing the 'hang loose' hand gesture.
John Frederick

We get to preview some songs he’s written for an as yet untitled musical he’s working on. You see, after lockdown took affect, John , who doesn’t watch much television, got busy learning piano. And hot damn if he didn’t succeed in record time. Seriously, he’s sounding like Randy Newman! Back in the day Mr Frederick played guitar, so we were totally and pleasantly surprised by the new talent. Kudos buddy!

John Frederick singing into a microphone and playing keyboard
Piano man!


John is a great storyteller and deep thinker. He workshops an idea for a podcast and takes us into the world of the Nashville songwriting circuit. We had so much fun talking we ran a little long. Thanks John!
The quiz is revealing. Mouse gets to participate and goes hard out the gate. Will John beat his previous score?
We also do a round of “I’m thankful for”! Speaking of thanks: We’re all very thankful for you! (especially our Patreon subscribers! <3 )


Thanks for listening!


We hope you have a great holiday.
Life is short and we love you!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – the Reno Cut – S8 E11

Season 08
Season 08
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - the Reno Cut - S8 E11



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S8 E13: Ep 295

We are so lucky this week to have one of the BIGGEST little guests we’ve ever had the pleasure of coming through Dogwater Studios. Ladies and gentlefolk, all the way from the former East Germany and… other(?) parts East… World-wide sensation and controversial media darlings, Hedwig and The Angry Inch! – Do you have what it takes to be a superstar? Do you have the balls? Would you sacrifice your balls for fame? Your pain is nothing.

lineup of the cast in their rock and roll costumes and in character poses.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch lineup
(photo:Dana Nollsch)

We are joined in studio by the cast of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch“, as presented by Brüka Theater and Good Luck Macbeth Theater. We do NOT have, Joe Atack, Amy Ginder, Eric Foreman, Rhiannon Box, Daisy Foreman and Nick Ramirez in studio. No! We have the very actual, for really really reals band, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, “escorted” by director Bill Ware. What follows is a very off the cuff and revealing interview with this controversial international figure, Hedwig, and the band that supports her. There are some very shocking things that happen behind the scenes with these Eastern European rockers.

Live shot of THe Hedwig cast playing a song onstage, as a band

Hedwig and The Angry Inch in concert
(photog:Dana Nollsch)

If you don’t already know what “Hedwig” is, I’m not going to tell you: you’ll just have to go see the show.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will open at Good Luck Macbeth’s new space at 124 W Taylor St, this Friday, April 20, and will run through Saturday, May 12. Complete show dates can be found on the theaters’ websites, or the Facebook event page, as linked above. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Sources suggest that there will be many audiences at capacity and you may want to get tickets in advance to save yourself some money and make sure you can get your seats. As a joint production by two of the most edgy theaters in Reno, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a first in Reno independent performing arts – and hopefully not the last. (EVERYBODY WILL BE THERE – GET YOUR TICKETS SO YOU’RE NOT LEFT OUT).

BRÜKA THEATRE 25th Anniversary Season – TRANSFORMATION in COLLABORATION with GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE COMPANY'S 10Tth Anniversary Season HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Written By John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask Directed by Bill Ware PERFORMING AT GOODLUCK MACBETH’S NEW SPACE: 124 WEST TAYLOR ST, RENO, NEVADA 89509 APRIL 20, 21, 25A, 26, 27, 28 MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 MATINEE: APRIL 29* A = Artist Night $10 All Tickets *Followed by a talk-back with the company

Avenue Q – A Totally Different Neighborhood – S4 E 21

Season 04
Season 04
Avenue Q - A Totally Different Neighborhood - S4 E 21



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Well, hi, kids!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E22 – Download Link

The cast of Avenue Q and their puppets

Do you like fun? We hope you like fun! You can spell fun, right? G-E-T-T-I-N-G-H-I-G-H spells fun! In an unprecedented show, we have a number of members of the cast from the Tahoe Players’  production of Avenue Q! Cast members Princeton, Kate Monster, Nicky and a couple of Bad Idea Bears join us for the show. They are an interesting bunch – a little on the creepy side though, and not just because they are puppets. Surprisingly, Nicky gets the lowest score on the quiz that we’ve ever had on the show EVER!

Tareq Barghouti - Princeton - from the Tahoe Player's production of Avenue Q

Tareq Barghouti – Princeton

Melissa Barusch - Kate Monster

Melissa Barusch – Kate Monster

Later in the show, the wonderful puppeteer and acting talent of Sarah Turner (Girl Bad Idea Bear), Tarek Barghouti (Princeton), Melissa Barusch (Kate Monster), Joanna Dunlap (Nicky) and Shawna Hafen (Boy Bad Idea Bear) join us in the studio. They’re a great bunch and we had a lot of fun talking to them on the show and listening to some of their songs, as accompanied by friend of the show, Tristan Selzler, on the ivories.

Shawna Hafen - Boy Bad Idea Bear

Shawna Hafen – Boy Bad Idea Bear

Sarah Turner - Girl Bad Idea Bear

Sarah Turner – Girl Bad Idea Bear

Late in the show we take a call from The Vampirates on the road. Chris Fox tells us a finny story form their time in The Sunshine State that you can also read all about here!