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An entertainment and comedy podcast hosted by Tim Drake. Tim talks with comedians, actors, and musicians, while also delivering weekly entertainment and pop culture news.

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On today's episode, Austin and I took the show down to Newport Beach to sit down with Todd Masters, the brains behind Toddland!

Toddland has become one of the hottest companies at San Diego Comic-Con with their exclusives for Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and brand new for this year, American Dad. Their exclusives sell out incredibly fast and they're our favorite items to order. Most of my SDCC spending is usually at Toddland. 

We talked to Todd about this years exclusives, the joys of being a fan at SDCC, making rad stuff for fun people, a crazy fan almost punching Todd, our personal collections, how pre-order pickups may work, and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Todd for allowing us to come down to the Toddland offices in the middle of their SDCC mayhem to talk with him. Make sure you get your pre-orders in and don't forget, you MUST be at SDCC to pick up your items. 

Thanks, Todd!

See you in San Diego! 

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On today's episode, Austin Grant and I catch up on the last week and discuss the week ahead. 

The 4th of July is just two days away and Austin and I talk about our plans for the 4th. Austin is currently driving back from Salt Lake City (again) helping his girlfriend move to Los Angeles. We also talked about sexual assault & harassment and how it's affected our significant others, how Austin and Ashley met, some of their plans, and making the move, and so much more. 

We recorded this episode at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. As we mentioned in the last episode, we are recording some episodes at certain Los Angeles landmarks that we love or haven't been to yet. Austin hadn't been to Hollywood Forever yet, so I gave him a quick tour of the place before we recorded. Hollywood Forever is a gorgeous cemetery that I would highly suggest everybody pays a visit too. They also do movie screenings here that are incredible. Check out the link on www.onthemicpodcast.com for tickets

We hope you have a safe 4th and make sure to take care of your pets as they get scared during fireworks. Make sure they're safe and comfortable.

Enjoy the episode! 

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On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sit down and recap our time at the AT&T Shape event at Warner Brothers. 

Austin was only able to attend part of the first day as he had to head back to Salt Lake City to star in a movie. We talked about what we were able to do at the event while Austin was there, as well as the parts Austin missed out on. We had great panels with some of the filmmakers behind Ready Player One, panels with Issa Rae & P. Diddy, and incredible tech displays highlighting new science and technology in film. 

This episode also started a new podcasting experience for us. Since Meltdown closed at the end of March, we've been without regular spot to record the podcast. We bounce back and forth between my place and Austin's, but we thought it would be fun to record at interesting spots around Los Angeles. After hearing about the Los Feliz Murder House on an episode of My Favorite Murder, we decided to check it out since it was right up the street from my place. After checking out the creepy house, we decided to record the episode there. 

We have a few other locations in mind that we will be recording at, but if you have a spot you want us to check out on a future episode, let us know! 

Thanks for having us AT&T and Warner Brothers!

Enjoy the episode!

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On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sit down to recap the CBS Emmy FYC Event. 

Austin and I went to the CBS Redford Lot in Studio City for Emmy presentations from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, Star Trek: Discovery, The Amazing Race, and American Vandal. 

There were a few of these shows that neither of us have had a chance to watch, but after seeing their Emmy presentation, we are definitely compelled to dive into these shows right away. Listen to our recap and everything we learned from these shows while we were at CBS. 

Thanks for having us, CBS. 

Enjoy the episode!

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On today's episode, I talked with comedian Jonathan Giles!

Jonathan and I first met doing an open mic at the Nerdist Showroom only to find out that we were actually working together there as well. Austin Grant joined us on this episode as we got to know more about Jonathan and his career. 

We talked with Jonathan about how he started comedy in Chicago, moving to Los Angeles, being a part of NBC's Late Night Writers Program, reminiscing over some of our favorite NerdMelt memories, a lot of riffs, and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Jonathan for taking the time to join us on the show. It was great to learn more about Jonathan and his career in comedy. Make sure to follow Jonathan on all of the links on www.onthemicpodcast.com and make sure to go see him perform! 

Thanks, Jonathan! 

Enjoy the episode. 

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On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sat down to catch up on what we've been up to the last few weeks. 

On this episode, Austin and I talk about his new art endeavors, attending the World Premier of Solo: A Star Wars Story, blood covering Hollywood Blvd, food addictions, Austin's weird audition, San Diego Comic-Con planning, and more. 

We have a lot of things coming up, including the launch of our new sketch channel with recently debuted the first sketch, Avengers: Xfinity War. Stay tuned for our SDCC announcements, as well as new merchandise and projects we're involved with. 

Thank you for your support! 

Enjoy the episode. 

Visit www.onthemicpodcast.com for links to our social media and pages. 

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On today's episode Austin and I sat down with our good friend, Jonny Byrne!

Jonny came to LA to escape the icy tundra that is he calls home, Chicago. It was so great to have Jonny in town and be able to show in around the city. We journeyed up to Lake Hollywood to record this episode. 

We talked to Jonny about his experience in Los Angeles, going to UCB, meeting Bobby Moynihan, going to Groundlings and meeting Jim Rash, living in Chicago, Second City, and more! We also gave some play by play of the ridiculously stupid girls right out our window that decided to pose for pictures on top of their Mustang convertible under the Hollywood Sign. 

We had such a great time with Jonny while he was here visiting. Hopefully we will have him back here in LA sooner than later. If you're in Chicago, make sure to look for Jonny performing and check out his new improv group, Cult Movie Improv. 

Thanks for joining us Jonny!

Enjoy the episode.

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Today's episode of the podcast is a special episode. This is the audio from the NerdMelt Farewell interviews I filmed last month. 

I had so many incredible people join me for this. On this episode you will hear: Matt Mira, Sarah Silverman, April Richardson, Kyle Clark, Hannah Kyle Crichton, Beowulf Jones, Zac Mckeever, Danielle Kramer, Aaron Baker, Nolan Fabricius, Julia Prescott, Samee Junio, Caitlin Durante, Matt Burnside, Jenny Chalikian, Ed Salazar, Aristotle Acevedo, Katie Levine, and Dave Kloc.

The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics was a place comics across Los Angeles called home. Fans came in from around the country to see shows at NerdMelt and shop at Meltdown Comics. On March 30th, 2018, the place we called home came to a close.

So many incredible people had a part in making this place magical since it first opened as NerdMelt on April 2, 2011. We found out 9 days before closing that we were in our last week of shows. I spent 5 of those days reaching out to everybody I possibly could to sit down and share their memories with me for this video. I was amazed at how eager everybody was to be a part of this.

A huge thanks to every comedian and member of the NerdMelt family that took the time to rush over to NerdMelt in the final days to film this with me. You can watch the fill video on the website www.onthemicpodcast.com or on YouTube. 

We miss you NerdMelt and Meltdown Comics. 

Thanks for the memories.

Enjoy the episode. 

 

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On today's episode, Austin and I sat down and caught up on what we have been doing for the last month. 

When we recorded this episode, Austin was getting ready to head back to Salt Lake City for the premier of "Trek" which is in theaters now. So if you're in Utah, get out there and support Austin and this film. 

On the episode we talked about Austin's premier prep and going to Utah, NerdMelt and Meltdown Comics closing, Tim's Buzzfeed video release, McDonald's treating people terribly, Bill Hader almost dying from almond milk, and so much more. 

It's always great to catch up with Austin when our schedules get busy. If you're in Salt Lake City, get out and see "Trek" and stay tuned for a lot of fun projects that both of us have going on. Follow us on the social media sites at www.onthemicpodcast.com

Enjoy the episode!

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On today's episode, I am coming to you LIVE from the Blue Carpet at the 2018 Paley Festival in Los Angeles.

Today's guests are cast members from the hit shows "The Orville" and "Mom". Paley Fest took place at the Dolby Theater, and it was such an honor to be a part of this year's fesitvities. Aside from our carpet interviews, I also had the oppotunity to attend screenings and panels for "The Good Doctor" and "Queen Sugar".

Cast members that joined me were: Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Rico Anderson, and Penny Johnson Jerald from "The Orville", and Jamie Pressly and Beth Hall from "Mom". While I did get a moment with Allison Janney, sadly she had to get to the panel and couldn't do an interview. I talked to the casts about their roles on the show, preparring for their roles, their careers, acting advice and more. 

A huge thanks to the Paley Center for allowing me to be a part of this years festival. It was such an honor. If you haven't checked out "The Orville" or "Mom", I would highly suggest watching both. Thanks to the casts of both shows for taking the time to talk to me as well. 

See you next year, Paley Fest!

Enjoy the episode. 

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