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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 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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On today's episode, we have screenwriter David Howard! 

David is best know for writing the hit film, "Galaxy Quest", and his new film "Trek" hits theaters in April. Austin also stars in "Trek", and it was great to hear some of Austin's experiences on the film as well. 

We talked with David about the current state of film and television, growing up in Arizona, getting involved with writing "Trek", how he came up with "Galaxy Quest" and how it ended up getting made, pitching to networks, and so much more. 

A huge thanks to David Howard for taking the time to join us on this episode, and thanks to Austin for getting this set up. Make sure to go see "Trek" when it opens in a city near you. See the trailer for "Trek" on our website or YouTube!

Thanks, David!

Enjoy the episode!

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Happy Oscar Sunday, everybody! Today's episode is our annual Oscars picks episode. 

Austin Grant and I sat down at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, home of the Oscars, to record our annual Oscar episode and make our picks on all 24 of the categories.

We loved so many of these films and nominees this year. There of course were a few that we didn't care for, and some we were shocked weren't nominated. I go on a bit of a rant in regards to one entertainment reporters stupid opinion on some snubs, but hey, it's his stupid opinion. Cleary I've gotten over it at this point. As always, there are a few categories where you might wonder why we picked who we picked, even though we know it may not be the favorite. We have our reasons, but you'll have to listen to the episode to them find out!

We hope you have a great time watching the 90th Oscars TONIGHT on ABC, hosted by one of our personal favorites, Jimmy Kimmel. Austin and I will have a recap on an upcoming episode about our Oscar night and more in a few weeks. Enjoy the show! 

You can view all of our picks at www.onthemicpodcast.com

 

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On today's episode, I have actor Tom Everett Scott and Director John Hyams!

Tom and John joined myself and Austin Grant to take about their new film "All Square", which will be premiering at SXSW on March 10th. 

We had such a great time talking to Tom and John about the process of making "All Square", learning about the screenwriter of the film, working together on Z Nation, a little chat about "That Thing You Do", and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Tom and John for taking the time to join us on this episode. Make sure to go see "All Square" at SXSW. Austin and I absolutely loved this film and you will not want to miss it. Click on the links at www.onthemicpodcast.com to follow Tom and John on social media and to pick up your tickets for "All Square". 

Thanks, Tom and John!

Enjoy the episode

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February 23, 2018

Episode 119 - Cliche

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

Since we last recorded, we have been incredibly busy writing sketches for our upcoming sketch show, submitting auditions, filming roles, and networking like crazy. Over the last few years of the podcast, we've never really talked about the day jobs & part time jobs we've maintained to build a career in entertainment. We decided talk about our day jobs and how we've become the ultimate cliche as we've moved to Los Angeles.

It's incredibly cliche to be an Uber/Lyft driver, waiter, or bartender while pursuing a career in entertainment, but we knew this was a good opportunity for us to be able to take our career to the next step. We talk about the work life balance to make sure we're moving forward, and how we planned for success in Los Angeles. We have a lot of hilarious stories for our first few months living in Los Angeles and finding our bearings, as well as some great opportunities that have presented themselves. 

We find ourselves spending plenty of time at a Starbucks or at UCB, sitting and writing, being the ultimate Los Angeles cliche. We decided to own the fact that our life really is a cliche right now, but make it so that everybody that listens to the show can follow our path and see where this insane industry takes us. Hopefully we don't come across preachy in the episode since we are still two guys trying to figure out what in the hell we're doing. We hope that you enjoy learning more about our career and journey in this episode.

Thanks for all of your support!

Enjoy the episode. 

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February 11, 2018

Episode 118 - Caroline Weiss

On today's episode, I have writer, comedian, and storyteller, Caroline Weiss! 

Caroline has a new show debuting at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown this coming Tuesday called, "Crazy Dates I've Met on the Internet". When Caroline first told me about this show was intrigued to hear more about it and I can't wait to see it this week. Caroline and I work together at the Nerdist Showroom so this was a great opportunity to step aside from working comedy shows and learn more about her story and this new show. 

On the episode I talked to Caroline about growing up and moving all over the country, finding her path in film and comedy, studying politics, meeting people on the internet, bad dates, and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Caroline for taking the time to come on the podcast with her tight schedule getting this show ready. Get your tickets now before they are gone since they are selling fast. Follow All the Crazy Dates on the websites below! 

Thanks, Caroline!

Enjoy the episode!

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On today's episode I have one of my longtime friends, actor Matthew Bellows!

It's been close to 15 years since the last time that I saw Matt, but it was great to sit down with him and catch up and learn more about his career. Over the last few years Matt has been in a number of phenomenal shows such as Grimm, Colony, Fuller House, TV Land's Teachers, I'm Dying Up Here, and BYU TV's Extinct. 

I talked with Matt about making the move from Utah to pursue his career in acting, living in New York, moving to LA, getting an education, his approach to acting, and so much more. Austin was also part of this episode and it was great to sit back and watch Austin and Matt discuss their approaches to acting and film.

A huge Thank You to Matthew Bellows for taking the time to sit down and talk with us on this episode. Matt was in the middle of a busy work week as he is currently filming an episode of "I'm Dying Up Here" on Showtime. Make sure to follow Matt on all of the social media links on the website, www.onthemicpodcast.com  

Thanks, Matt!

Enjoy the episode. 

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On today's episode of the podcast, we are coming to you LIVE from Pasadena Comic Con!

Austin Grant and I went to the Pasadena Convention Center to check out this one day convention and we had such a great time! On this episode we also had a chance to talk with Jim Hillin about his new comic book, "Zombie Bunnies", as well as Margaret Kerry who was the original model/actress for Tinkerbell. 

Both Jim and Margaret had great stories to tell, and incredible back grounds as well! Aside from Tinkerbell, Margaret was in over 100 of the 3 Stooges episodes, as well as episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. We later found out Jim has worked on films such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, I Am Legend, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Mary Poppins film, just to name a few. 

After leaving to convention, Austin and I took a short walk through Pasadena to check out Pasadena City Hall, which was used as Pawnee City Hall in Parks and Rec. We also stopped at a small antiques mall where we found Party Deer and had a dainty tea party. 

A huge Thanks to Pasadena Comic Con for allowing us to come to the convention. We had such a great time and look forward to coming back next year. Also a big thank you Jim Hillin and Margaret Kerry for talking with us on this episode. They were so kind and so fascinating to talk to. 

Enjoy the episode. 

VISIT www.onthemicpodcast.com for more, including links to Zombie Bonnies and Margarter Kerry's book, "Tinker Bell Talks". 

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January 25, 2018

Episode 115 - Zack Bornstein

On today's episode I have Emmy nominated writer and comedian, Zack Bornstein!

Zack is best known for his work on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live. I first met Zack at a Meltdown show several years ago and was thrilled to finally have him join me on the show. Zack had an interesting path into comedy and it was great to learn his story. 

On the episode I talked with Zack about how he got involved with comedy, attending Brown University, being a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, working with Jimmy Kimmel, writing on SNL, dealing with our utilities, and so much more. 

A huge Thanks to Zack for letting me come by his house to record this episode. It was great to talk with him and get to know him better. Make sure to follow Zack on all of the links on the website. 

Thanks, Zack!

Enjoy the episode. 

FOLLOW ZACK ON TWITTER: @zackbornstein

FOLLOW TIM ON TWITTER: @timdrake

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