More BitsAn interview podcast focusing on comedy, creativity and the mind. Hosted by Ron “AAlgar” Watt
29. On Star Wars: The Force AwakensMatt Rowbotham and Amanda Smith join AAl for a discussion of the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga.
29. On Star Wars: The Force Awakens
28. Caitlin PurdyLongtime friend Caitlin Purdy discusses her highly effective coping mechanisms for depression and anxiety.
28. Caitlin Purdy
27. Randall ClevelandSeattle comedy writer/performer Randall Cleveland opens up about anxiety and depression.
27. Randall Cleveland
26. Vishal BharadwajA chat about marketing and advertising with Vishal Bharadwaj (not the film director).
26. Vishal Bharadwaj
25. Day JobA chat with Seattle-based comedy troupe Day Job.
25. Day Job
24. Ed CaseyA periodic check-in with AAl’s brain twin, Ed Casey.
24. Ed Casey
23. David WiseA talk with animation writer David Wise (Star Trek: The Animated Series, Transformers, Batman: The Animated Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more).
23. David Wise
22. Michael Charles HillA repost of our 2010 Sarcastic Voyage interview with animation writer Michael Charles Hill (GI Joe, Transformers, Jem).
22. Michael Charles Hill
21. Mark DarinTelltale Games’ Mark Darin discusses storytelling, game making and the horrible town from which he and AAl originated.
21. Mark Darin
20. Drop the Root Beer and RunA chat with Seattle sketch troupe Drop the Root Beer and Run.
20. Drop the Root Beer and Run
19. Jason WallaceStage/voice actor Jason Wallace discusses his craft.
19. Jason Wallace
18. Nathan LaJeunesseArtist/voice actor/animator Nathan LaJeunesse gives me a crash course in Transexuality 101.
18. Nathan LaJeunesse
17. Amanda SmithA discussion of women in popular entertainment with photographer / writer / voice actor Amanda Smith.
17. Amanda Smith
16. Clayton WellerA chat with comedy writer / performer Clayton Weller.
16. Clayton Weller
15. Danielle K.L. GrégoireA frank discussion about depression, specifically how it affects people who work in comedy, with Danielle K.L. Grégoire.
15. Danielle K.L. Grégoire
14. PrincessThe full version of my chat with Seattle sketch comedy troupe Princess, featured on episode 184 of Sarcastic Voyage.
13. Now with DamesThe full version of my chat with Seattle sketch comedy troupe Now with Dames, featured on episode 183 of Sarcastic Voyage.
13. Now with Dames
12. Vishal BharadwajA chat with designer/artist Vishal Bharadwaj.
12. Vishal Bharadwaj
11. Zak NelsonA chat with Seattle sketch comedian Zak Nelson of Drop the Root Beer and Run.
11. Zak Nelson
10. Ed CaseyEd and I follow up on our discussion from last year, as we continue our respective fights against our poisoned brains.
10. Ed Casey
9. On Losing Your IdolsI go solo to discuss the loss of an influential force in my life.
9. On Losing Your Idols
8. Ed CaseyI sit down with Ed “The Mental Illness Guy, Apparently” Casey to discuss Attention Deficit Disorder.
8. Ed Casey
7. Matt RowbothamLongtime collaborator Matt Rowbotham and I have a discussion about our creative process, what it feels like to realize that you’re actually a writer and the future of the Sarcastic Voyage podcast.
7. Matt Rowbotham
6. Ed CaseyDepression in general, and my depression in specific, is not something I usually like to talk about openly. My friend Ed, on the other hand, finds that it’s easier to cope with his down periods through open, honest discussion. So, we’re trying it his way. This is not, in any way, a stunt for attention. For either of us. This is us, saying “we’ve been through some shit, maybe you have too. And if you have, you’re not alone.” Sometimes — especially this time of year — you need to hear that. And that’s why we’re doing this. Like I said, this isn’t something I’m comfortable talking about often. This is quite probably the only time I’ll be getting quite this personal in these or any other recordings. But, for the sake of that simple message — you’re not alone and you can beat this thing — it’s worth it.
6. Ed Casey
5. Gav BrownIn early 2012, my good friend “Irish” Gav Brown and I had this discussion about comedy — specifically about the similarities and differences between American and British comedy. This was recorded just as I’d decided to move Sarcastic Voyage in a different direction, but I think we had an interesting talk, so I present that here for you now.
5. Gav Brown
4. Terry Drosdakerry Drosdak (or, as I know her, T-Dro) is an independent crafter who has enjoyed reasonable success on Etsy. After I’d posted my earlier shows on productivity, she asked me about inspiration (ie, “where do you get your ideas?”) So we talked about that. This is us, talking about that.
4. Terry Drosdak
3. IreneIrene is a person whose work ethic I respect tremendously. Not only is she finishing up her Masters thesis, but she’s also maintained steady employment, finished National Novel Writing Month and produced some pretty decent short fiction. We’re different in a lot of ways, but one thing unites us: our drive to get things done.
2. Ed CaseyEd Casey and I have a lot in common, as far as messed-up brains go. We’re also fairly on the same page in this discussion, which essentially centers around the daily struggle to be a decent person in a world filled with negativity.
2. Ed Casey
1. Mark BoszkoThis is a conversation I had with Mark “Bob” Boszko, ca. 2009, about productivity vs. quality. Bob is one of my oldest and dearest friends — we went to high school together, and have known one another for over twenty years. We’re both creative types, but we come at it from very different angles. This chat is one chapter in an ongoing debate that will probably never be settled.
1. Mark Boszko