47 * TROMA Co-Founder Lloyd Kaufman!

I’m ecstatic to have beloved filmmaker LLOYD KAUFMAN on this episode! He’s the co-founder of TROMA, the longest running independent studio in the entire galaxy (thus discovered).

Hit movies like the Class of Nuke’em High and The Toxic Avenger put Lloyd and TROMA on the map in the 1980s and into the VHS machines of many a high school sleepover. This was followed up by successful sequels, including Poultrygeist, Surf Nazis Must Die, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D, Tromeo & Juliet, and most recently, the Nuke’em High reboots:

Return to Nuke’em High Volume 1: (Probably NSFW)

and Return to Return to Nuke’em High aka Vol. 2 

(FOLLOWING PREVIEW IS DEFINITELY SUPER NSFW)

Many of the movies are available online FOR FREE at the TROMA Youtube channel!

So you’ll either LOVE these films or hate them. If you’re a big B movie film fan like me and you like Mystery Science Theatre or Mr. Lobo, then I’m guessing you already know about Troma.

You can watch new releases of Troma films over at TROMA NOW: http://watch.troma.com/!

Lloyd also wrote several books on how to make truly independent movies!

https://www.amazon.com/Lloyd-Kaufman/e/B001JS022I/

And it’s the challenges of making TRULY independent cinema that Lloyd will speak PASSIONATELY about during our conversation. We’ll be talking about how TROMA is truly the rebels against the evil Death Stars of the large studios and film festivals who are now under the thumb of the ruling corporate class. We’ll learn about what the death of Net Neutrality will do to Troma and other independent content creators out there too.

TROMA Audioclips Used (In Order)

TROMA FEATURETTE: http://bit.ly/2xp3dCO

CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH TRAILER (1986): http://bit.ly/2y7o7Fc

Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead!: http://bit.ly/2fUrFkj

The Toxic Avenger: http://bit.ly/2y2xIvf

Troma’s War: http://bit.ly/2xqnMdp

Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead!: http://bit.ly/2fUrFkj

RETURN TO RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH aka VOL. 2: http://bit.ly/2hXUQaj

Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead!: http://bit.ly/2fUrFkj

Links Mentioned:

Of course, you can see everything Troma at http://troma.com.

You can learn about Net Neutrality at: https://www.eff.org/issues/net-neutrality

Thanks so much to Tim Chizmar for putting me in touch with Lloyd (http://timchizmar.com)

Thanks to the Fantastic Plastics for the theme music.

46 * Dylan Brody is the Purveyor of Fine Words & Phrases

I’m thrilled to welcome Dylan Brody to the show! He started out a comedian with his first open mic at 17 years old in New York City and has worked with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, and Norm McDonald! Now he’s one of the most renowned humorists in America!

Dylan and I talk a bit about his earlier days in comedy, about his an my fight with depression and undiagnosed man sadness, and he tells some fantastic stories! We’ll learn about what it was like back in the day for comedians and some of Dylan’s plans for the future too.

See Dylan live!: http://www.dylanbrody.com/shows2.html

See his shows on NextUpComedyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/nell-minow/dylan-brody-on-his-new-co_b_14726148.html

You can watch his comedy on REVRYhttps://revry.vhx.tv/search?q=dylan+brody

Dylan has six comedy CDs to his name!

Itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dylan-brody/id318092911

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4hXEooSmqq3r8qn0LvBoES

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=dylan+brody

He’s also written some fantastic books! From his bio page:

Dylan Brody is one of America’s leading humorists and story tellers. His novel Laughs Last has garnered praise from Carl Reiner, Paul Krassner and Budd Freidman and is currently available at Amazon.com as a paperback or a Kindle download.

We discuss the Modern Depression Guidebook (from Amazon):

From Humorist/Storyteller Dylan Brody comes the opposite of a self-help book. The Modern Depression Guidebook promises to help readers get the deepest possible lows and experience the darkest possible blues in a joyous and darkly funny exploration of life’s inherent sadness. Packed with handy exercises to improve your self-loathing and ready-to-use lists of worldly injustices to contemplate, this guidebook will provide useful instruction to the chronically depressed and the first-time sufferer alike. Get ready to feel your mood plummet like a drunken Wallenda. With The Modern Depression Guidebook to help you, you’re about to do depression right!

I’d like to thank Tim Chizmar for putting me in touch with Dylan! Tim will be releasing a new website at www.timchizmar.com in the future. You can listen to his past appearance on this show at http://shareaslicepodcast.com/2016/05/06/chizmar/.

The end track, For You is by Kelly Fraser. You can find her music at kellyfrasermusic.com.

45 * Church of Satan with Magister David Harris

Church of Satan Magister David Harris (@dharrispodcast) talks to me about what Satanism is and what it isn’t. We talk about the church’s founder, Anton Szandor LaVey and some basic tenets of this atheist religion which doesn’t believe in the devil, demons or gods.

You can learn more about the Church of Satan over at http://churchofsatan.com:

Founded on April 30, 1966 c.e. by Anton Szandor LaVey, we are the first above-ground organization in history openly dedicated to the acceptance of Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos that is indifferent to our existence. To us, Satan is the symbol that best suits the nature of we who are carnal by birth—people who feel no battles raging between our thoughts and feelings, we who do not embrace the concept of a soul imprisoned in a body. He represents pride, liberty, and individualism—qualities often defined as Evil by those who worship external deities, who feel there is a war between their minds and emotions.

If you’re feeling frisky (NSFW!) you can check out David’s spanking and smoking fetish project he works on with his wife Heidee Nytes (HeideeNytes) at http://heideenytes.com/wp/.

You can find Heidee’s podcast (under name Heather Height) called Something Different (http://somethingdifferent.libsyn.com/)

Music and Audio Segments

(Intro music) Gee Dub Heights by the Fantastic Plastics (http://bit.ly/2ujbpkM)

Church of Satan: 50 Years of Satanism & Beyond by Church of Satan (https://youtu.be/k7PjwrKZmME)

6-6-06: The Satanic High Mass by Church of Satan (http://bit.ly/2wURaJJ)

Old Habits by Kromatiks

44 * Money, Music, Compostable Clothing, and Worms

Shirin Delsooz hit the open road from freezing Montreal to southern Texas with her husband back in 2016 and she hasn’t looked back since. She’s got a lot going on!

We talk about money (http://bit.ly/2vJP39Z) — what the hell is it anyway?

We talk about self sustainability, vermi composting, 100% compostable clothing.

We talk about lucid dreaming and her paralysis dream experiend!

And we talk about her music too!

Shirin’s website: http://www.shirindelsooz.com/

Shirin’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lucidlivingmusic

Clothing Line

Havah Designs : 100% compostable and ethical garments. Local organic cotton fabric, organic cotton thread, plant-based dyes and handmade!

https://havahdesigns.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/havahdesigns

Youtube Channel

After Plastic Society: http://bit.ly/2eD2KV0

 

Shirin’s Music Videos

Quantitative Easing (http://bit.ly/2vJP39Z)

Track Listing

(Intro music) Gee Dub Heights by the Fantastic Plastics (http://bit.ly/2ujbpkM)

Me vs. Peter Pan by Lucid Living (http://bit.ly/2uKiWtC)

Crowns Land by Lucid Living (http://bit.ly/2uRS1gj)

Quantitative Easing by Lucid Living (http://bit.ly/2ukljBd)

(Youtube) Top 10 Best Vermicomposting Tips – How To Maintain Your Vermicompost Bin by After Plastic Society (http://bit.ly/2uII58o)

Trip to Ahvaz by Lucid Living (http://bit.ly/2uKn3pE)

Old Habits by Kromatiks

Red Lobster by Titty Citty (http://bit.ly/2vu3Iac)

Kickstarter

Remember you can check out Titty Citty’s Kickstarter to help launch their album (https://igg.me/at/tittycitty/x)!

Titty Citty’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tcittymusic/

43 * Bat Hats, Racoons, Pee, and Post Apocalyptic Ritual Cannibalism

Kara Crabb made internet history back in 2011, when she — with the help of her friend Kara Lis Coverdale — taped old baguettes and lettuce to herself and sat atop Mount Royal in Montreal waiting for the racoons to come! This truly added steam to her unusual years exploring all that was gross and unusual for the sake of humor and science writing for VICE magazine!

You can read Kara’s contributions to VICE over at her profile page: https://www.vice.com/en_us/contributor/kara-crabb

In this episode we’ll be talking about her raccoon escapade, how she experimented drinking urine to whiten teeth and how she sampled her, well, cervical mucus. Okay it’s a little gross, but it’s definitely different and funny!

We’ll also discuss Kara’s play, Royal Jelly, in while she tells the story of three polyamorous wives who must eat their dead husband ritualistically to survive in a post nuclear apocalypse age. It gets weirder from there!

In addition to this, Kara wrote (and sometimes) acted in plays like Royal Jelly (Apt 613 review),  The Stillbirth (script here), and The Reproductive Life Cycle of a Flower (ergodeath).

Kara can be found over at Twitter: @karacrabb

I’m very likely missing something here. Kara is a playwright, actor, author, linguist, video producer and all round genius in my books!

The introduction track Royal Jelly Waltz was provided by Montreal composer and musician Kara Lis Coverdale. She’s good friends with Kara, too.

Check out Kara Lis Coverdale’s Bandcamp page: https://kara-liscoverdale.bandcamp.com/

You’ll find some more weirdness like Kara’s Kitchen over at Home Garden Parade!

Thanks to the Fantastic Plastics for letting me play their latest track She Don’t Use Jelly!

Remember they will be in the VANS WARPED TOUR this summer!

 

As usual, theme music (start and end) is used with permission and is by Kromatiks Music!

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