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WALKINEpisode 055 “Walkin’ With Christopher” As seventeen year old actor and podcast host Christopher Walen fills in for John on his first NYC visit, we explore favorite foods, Shakespeare, the joy and gamble of acting, impressions, Mickey Mouse, Christopher Walken, Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Foghorn Leghorn, a “duck off”, Ronald Reagan calls Boris Yeltsen, a real life piece of Red Square history, insights from a teenager on an impending superpower war and the idiot generation, the scary world, and a  new Shakespeare-themed improv game “I Am Iambic” features chicken-cooking and a blue wig. Download iTunes

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POPEYE ARMSEpisode 054 “Popeye Arms” We celebrate “Slavic Clown Day” with costumes and everything! We talk Star Trek tribute shows, finding broken records, old audio formats, a national anthem is unearthed, hologram phones, Marc’s gross clown-size elbow, and John’s wife Doreen joins in for a brand new game “The Truth Fairy”! Plus Elsie brings more End of Show Food! Download  iTunes

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no lemonsEpisode 053 “No Lemons” A nice, compact show for once — with lots of problems: bad yoga, boring meteor showers,  poorly-timed jokes,  John’s World,  a shocking absence at the supermarket,  plane crash gawking, a telemarketer interrupts the show, and a new impromptu problem-solving game  “Lemonade”  goes sour.  Plus Elsie tries to blow our socks off and create lighting in a  bottle with a super interesting sweet and healthy End of Show Food.   Download  iTunes

 

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shatner1Episode 052 “If William Shatner Was In Charge of the World” John’s in a sequined gown for disco school, we cover the laws of standing in line, sex robots and solar roads, a networking scavenger hunt, Marc’s new obsession with car crash videos, a special Shatner-themed version of the classic improv game “If I Was in Charge of the World” and Elsie’s back to sweets with a red white and yellow inspired candy in End of Show Food. Special guest: corporate strategist, executive consultant, and motivational speaker Hellen Davis on how to be the best of the best. Download iTunes

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rentakidEpisode 051 “Rent-a-Kid” Back in action and with a healthy Marc, a chock-full episode! starts with John celebrating Star Wars and his strange reptile-lineage by wearing a zip-up Boba Fett costume. We cover Marc’s head injury, a reality-show update and change of heart, unexpected and awkward porn, a ridiculous food festival, an obsession with adults acting as children, overtime-ignorance, child labor stories, kid rentals, and hand burning. A round of the improvised impressions game “Impress Me” goes sour despite alleged visits from Barbara Walters and Pauly Shore. Finally in a chipper mood, Elsie gets healthier with End of Show Food. Special guest Marie Roker Jones from the Raising Great Men organization inspires us with what we can do to lead kids to be amazing adults.  Download iTunes

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family guyEpisode 050 “Family Guy: A Special Tribute Celebrating the Life of a Grandfather” A moving, intimate, personal episode focuses on the life and passing of Marc’s 99 year old grandfather Thomas Raco. With audio clips, memories, discussions of loss, and personal memories and reflection, Marc and John remember a World War II veteran, winemaker, fisherman, NY Yankee fan, and family man. With a guest appearance by the great Buzz Burbank.  Download  iTunes

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Natalia Reagan "The Savage Beast" on Monkey Radio with MarcEpisode 049 “The Savage Beast” In a two-hour 50th episode special, Marc and John deal with a penguin invasion, Marc’s new reality TV obsession, a fight, head injury and TV Show sneak-attack, an idea for an school for announcers, play a new Dr. Suess-themed improv game, and Elsie offers a spicy piece of bacony, chocolatey heaven. Plus an in-depth interview with TV star, comedian, actress and anthropologist Natalia Reagan reveals a Mel Brooks crush, a near drowning, and how she used boobs to teach science—plus is the third time the charm when she tries the Suess-themed game?  Download iTunes

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HORRIBL GAMEEpisode 048 “The Horrible Game” In an accidentally UK-themed episode, Marc and John talk embarrassingly bad national anthem singing, the origins of “The Star Spangled Banner” as a British drinking song, revisit RocPodfest 2014 and play a new game “Recasted” which fails miserably.  Plus an idea for a board game about impressions and a Guinness-themed  End of Show Food rescue the show in the nick of time.  Download iTunes

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STANOEpisode 047 “The Goldfish Proxy” John is wearing a poodle skirt, and the duo talk fighting loud music on subways, tax evaders,  and cat messaging. Hummingbird drones and goldfish simplicity solve world issues in a  round of “If Animals Ruled the World”, and Elsie gets attacked while offering the wine-themed chocolate End of Show Food. Guest: Minimalist, artist, comedian and filmmaker Marty Stano discusses his approach to life, his TedTalk, AwesomeFeet project, and a piano on the river!  Download  iTunes

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“Ken I Help You?” An Interview with Legendary Broadway Producer Ken Davenport on Monkey Radio with Marc podcast http://www.monkeyradio.info 03/31/14Episode 046 “Ken I Help You?” (a.k.a. “Winniebego and the Sharkbites”) John’s on fire — literally — and so is this episode! A review of our appearance at ROCPodfest where our 2014 American of the Year is awarded to The Cancer Dancer, we fail to imitate Robin Williams, a round of the great improv game “What If…” involves sharks in space, Shia LaBeouf, Tootsie Pops, “BJ and the Bear”, a minnie Winnie, and “The Wonder Years”, and Elsie feeds her cold with an odd but surprising End of Show Food. Special guest: Legendary Broadway producer Ken Davenport reveals how he got his name, how he got involved with the Tony Winning “Kinky Boots”, what makes a classic, inside tips on successful producing, his dream production, and a tale of stinky feet (not his). Plus—after an amazing round of “What If…” pitching adaptations of classic television sitcoms goes rogue,  he discusses making Marc the offer to star in a dream role.  Download  iTunes

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Blue Ball Giraffe

Episode 045 “Blue Ball Giraffe” This raucous episode kicks off with killing a fly with a lightsaber. Marc and John share a new segment of Ben’s “Stories from New York”, complain about women’s neadrathal-like impressions of men, John provides a follow-up on his Facebook tiff with a former colleague, the duo play a revealing round of John’s least favorite feature “21 Rapid Fire Questions” and revisit the exclusive improv game “The Meh News” with reporting on a zoo’s blue-ball alarm in the giraffe pen and a dog reporting in a park, along with granny’s neighborhood mu-mus.  Special guest sign language interpreting expert David Rhodes from VRIDirect tells all in a fascinating interview about medical interpreting, sign language secrets and distinctions, how  learning Greek and a next door neighbor led to interpreting for a famous comedian, how to keep sane and ethical in extreme interpreting scenarios, and  a story of 99,000 crickets. Download  iTunes

Hope Part 2Episode 044 “Hope – Part 2” Despite the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day, John might be drinking from a beer stein. Marc and John get into the “F-Word”, the origins of the use of the color green for the Irish, drunk stories, play a round of “Rap This” and enjoy a spicy End of Show Food with Elsie—and lots of friction! Part 2 of a heartfelt and evocative two-part interview with extraordinary artist, celebrity photographer and “Hope Is Project” documentarian Sarah Takako Skinner.     (coming soon)

HOPE PART 1Episode 043 “Hope – Part 1”  John is crotchety, the duo talk Russia and the End of the World, a new phonetic alphabet for the masses, social media manners, new segments of “Advice From a  Man Nearly 100 Years Old” and “Stories from New York”, a round of a secret but classic improv game fixes Ukrainian hot dog surpluses and social media  jerks. Plus an End of Show Food features pumpkin plus spicy kisses you’ve never had before! Part 1 of a heartfelt and evocative two-part interview with extraordinary artist, celebrity photographer and “Hope Is Project” documentarian Sarah Takako Skinner.    Download  iTunes

 

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GET DOWNEpisode 042 “Get Down!” Marc and John explore telemarketing scam artists, podcasting posers, Walter White as LBJ, profiting from the Olympics, prison movie hotties and put Schwarzenegger in ice cream and the jungle  with an amazing new improv comedy game “What Would Arnold Do?”. Plus, Elsie’s offering of limited edition Oreo cookies for End of Show Food brings the show to hysterics. Listen   Download

 

 

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the awkward beehive showEpisode 041 “The Awkward Beehive Show” It’s a very awkward but funny show! Old time radio, animal abuse, improper segues, beehives and and drunk cats. Plus bringing back the fun improvisational game “Finish My Sentence” conjures watermelons in the desert, itchy pink paint and a collision with a billboard of William Shatner! Special guest: In a very insightful and educational interview, professional networker and connector of SmallPondEnterprises.com Michael Roderick fills us in on inside tips for success in building yourself up through introductions and networking. Listen   Download

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ALFA BITS 2Episode 040 “Alfa Bits” John’s been shot, and Marc and John talk phone signatures, reply-times for emails, food allergies and Marc’s new guilty pleasure “Adventures in Jedi School”. Columbo in the classroom, Julia Child on the battlefield, Ah-nuld with cats and Mickey Mouse catching a bus all make appearances in an hilarious round of the improvisational impression game “Impress Me” and the gang have a fruity, meaty End of Show Food segment. Special guest: From the legendary disco band “CHIC” and smash hit songs like “Le Freak” and “Dance, Dance, Dance” we welcome former lead singer and charming lady Alfa Anderson! She talks all things Chic (including an exclusive amazing fact about the band in its heyday), her friendship with Luther Vandross (including an amazing impression of him not to be missed) and dishes on the inside backstory of the smash hit “Le Freak”! Plus—what’s ahead for the famous singer with her own music. Listen  Download

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