May 24, 2019

Podcast news and reviews – 8/21/15

Highlights from the week of August 21, 2015:

  • I Was There Too “Pulp Fiction with Phil LaMarr” – Although host “>Phil LaMarr about his role as Marvin in Pulp Fiction. Phil, who became a household names a few years after Pulp Fiction through his work on MADtv, has a lot of information to add about the Quentin Tarantino masterpiece. As a bonus, Phil is a master impressionist, and he and Matt discuss impressionist methodologies during their chat. (The Champs “New Faces 2015” – Hosts “>Moshe Kasher are known for having their fingers on the pulse of upcoming comedians, and this episode further cements that truth. Recorded at this year's Just For Laughs Festival, the hosts attempt to simultaneously interview all of the African-American comics accepted into the “New Faces” category. “>Chris Redd and “>
  • Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr “298: Bobby Slayton” – One of my favorite comics for a long, few are quicker or sharper than “>Jay Mohr on his toes through this conversation, since he never succumbs to political-correctness. As a road comic with nearly four decades of experience, he had plenty of great stories to share, including one about a fight with the band Journey during an awards show. (Sticks & Stone with Marvin “Smitty” Smith “8/18/15” – Host “>
  • Bullseye with Jesse Thorn “Keegan-Michael Key & Tituss Burgess” – Jesse Thorn is a prolific podcaster and radio host, but his Bullseye series is my favorite of all his work. On this episode, he includes extended versions of his interviews with Key & Peele's “>Tituss Burgess. Both guests provide great anecdotes about their hit series', and in the case of Tituss, Jesse is able to answer whether or not Tituss himself orders pinot noir at restaurants. (Thanks for reading — feel free to e-mail me directly at if there are any podcast highlights I may have missed.

    Darren Paltrowitz is a New Jersey resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the All Music Guide, Downtown Magazine, hMAG, Inside Pulse,, The Jewish Journal and The Improper. When not consulting or writing (or handling MTV, VH1 and CMT clearances at Viacom), Darren enjoys writing about himself in the third person.