Happy New Year everyone! Matt’s kicking off 2021 with a bang as he welcomes podcasters, Nathan Brandt and Kam Konek, to the show! He chats with them about the humble beginnings of their flagship show, “The New Entertainment System Podcast,” as well as the origins of their new podcast network, “Some Good Shows.” Brandt and Konek introduce other shows on the network, including “Everything Ranked,” “The Big Three,” and “Hamburglore.” As a group, they all also discuss their love of podcasting as a medium and the communities they all hope to continue to grow in the new year.
Time for another brand new episode! This week Matt welcomes podcast, comedian, improviser, magician, writer, and mind noodler, Matt Donnelly! They talk about how they met, Matt D’s podcasts, Abracababble and Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social, as well as Matt D’s love of magic and comedy. They also chat about tour with Piff The Magic Dragon, building a live show, the origins of Matt D’s desire to mind noodle and his appearance (and job) on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
This week Matt is joined by comedian, actor, improviser, writer, and web explorer Mark Vigeant. Mark hosts the comedy show “Internet Explorers” monthly at Caveat in NYC (December’s show plays 12/20 at 7pm). Matt and Mark chat about Mark’s comedy roots, the origins of his monthly show, as well as his one man show, “Let’s Make A Website.” They also discuss NYC theater, Neopets, YouTube, creating themes for live shows and why we outgrow some of our favorite comedians.
In his latest chat, Matt sits down with actor, voice actor, improviser and podcaster Scott Thomas. The two chat about the origins of The Infinity Podcast, as well as how Scott met his co-hosts Rachel “Quirky” Schenk and Patrick Willems. Scott also talks about his journey as an actor, from training to doing VO and motion capture for his character in Red Dead Redemption 2. Matt and Scott also chat about, punk music, Marvel movies, and wrestling.
Today, Matt welcomes Rachel Schenk, a musician, comedian, and actress hailing from Astoria, Queens. Rachel is no stranger to the world of Crash Chords; she appeared in ep. #95 (with bandmate Mark Robert Turner) as a member of the comedy music duo Afterbirth Monkey, and also in ep. #166 as herself. With Matt, Rachel chats about her newest day job working for The Ride NYC, her chance discovery that she can freestyle rap, and also about her growth as an artist. They also chat about her newest concept album with Afterbirth Monkey called Making a Beeline to Wasted and also about her solo album in the making. And so, with some reflections on her acting, her role in The Restaurant (a film written by Eric T. Ford) and her experience in improv, here’s presenting Matt Storm and Rachel Schenk.
Come celebrate the 30th episode of the series by hearing about Matt’s chance honeymoon encounter with Matt Donnelly, Paul Mattingly, and Jacob Smith of Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social, a podcast out of Las Vegas and spinoff of Penn’s Sunday School Podcast (which Matt Donnelly co-hosts with Penn Jillette). Matt & Paul—successful comics who were found teaching improv classes aboard the Celebrity Summit cruise ship, en route to Bermuda—graciously agreed to meet with Matt Storm for an impromptu podcast under the Autographs banner. In front of a small audience, hear them talk about the origin of their show, the state of comedy, and the difference between pushing the envelop and advocating reprehensible behavior. Cruise with them all by pressing play!