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Doin' It with Mike Sacks... and Rob!

Doin' It with Mike Sacks... and Rob!

By Mike Sacks & Rob Schulte
A podcast of comedy, interviews, gags, curiosities, laughs, bloopers, boners, cuddling sessions, medical oddities, long stories ending with a funny pun. Think "Prairie Home Companion" with less nose whistling.
The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major
Mike Sacks interviews 'outsider music' expert and musician Paul Major on the release of his fantastic new book 'Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major.' An abundance of rare music clips!This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39:38
June 08, 2022
Drew Friedman
Drew Friedman, a cartoonist, illustrator, author, and son of Bruce Jay Friedman, chats with Mike about his new book Chosen People.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45:20
June 07, 2022
Jack Handey, Danny McBride, and Walton Goggins
Mike speaks with legendary writer Jack Handey (SNL, "Deep Thoughts", "The Stench of Honolulu") about his friendship with Steve Martin, writing for yourself, and about his new book "Please Stop the Deep Thoughts." Ian Goldstein and Rob Schulte chat with Danny McBride and Walton Goggins about the final season of their show Vice Principals, as well as how they approach their craft. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49:44
June 05, 2022
Richard Chizmar, Mona Chalabi, and a Pop Quiz
Mike chats with Maryland native Richard Chizmar of Cemetery Dance magazine and co-author—with Stephen King—of Gwendy's Button Box. Ian Goldstein speaks with Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight and The Guardian. Rob investigates alternative revenue streams and uses the phrase "dancing Agamemnon at Jacob's Pillow." Please visit: http://cemeterydance.com This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39:31
June 04, 2022
Leslie Kean, Joe Pera, and A Declassified UFO Vlog
Mike speaks with Leslie Kean, the author of Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. Ian Goldstein has a moment with comedian Joe Pera about stand-up and his series at Brooklyn's Union Hall, "Summer Nights." Rob stumbles upon a UFO Vlog while hanging out on his stoop. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48:43
June 03, 2022
Ben Schwartz, Caroline Weaver, and Phil Moore
Mike talks with Ben Schwartz about improv, acting, and hustling; and then speaks with Caroline Weaver of CW Pencil Enterprise. Ian Goldstein chats with comedian and former Nick Arcade host Phil Moore about a new game show he's creating. Rob discovers a unique summer camp. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:09:56
June 02, 2022
STINKER LETS LOOSE! with special guests Alec Berg and Jena Friedman
Mike Sacks returns from his yearly vision quest to introduce to the world his latest project, STINKER LETS LOOSE! Mike speaks with Seinfeld writer and Silicon Valley producer Alec Berg, and Ian Goldstein speaks with Jena Friedman about comedy's role in politics.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57:40
June 02, 2022
Harrison Scott Key, Marisa Scheinfeld, Christa Renee & Ami Komai
Writer Harrison Scott Key author of The World's Largest Man joins the show this week along with Borscht Belt photographer Marisa Scheinfeld, and creators of BrightLite Magazine Ami Komai and Christa Renee. Rob answers some intriguing fan mail. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:19:09
June 01, 2022
Rhea Seehorn and Mike Drucker
This week Rhea Seehorn of Better Call Saul speaks with Mike Sacks about acting techniques for stage and screen and talks character development for her current role as Kim Wexler. We're also lucky to have an interview with Mike Drucker, the former staff writer for The Tonight Show and currently the co-head writer of the new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:04:05
May 31, 2022
Lukas Kaiser
Rob plays a recording from his days at the University of Kansas. Ian Goldstein talks with Lukas Kaiser a VP Creative Director for Viacom - helping create and oversee branded content for Comedy Central, Spike TV and the soon to be launched Paramount NetworkThis episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33:24
May 30, 2022
David Dubos
Mike interviews David Dubos, the director of the upcoming (long-awaited) film about the classic novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. Rob joins a cult. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41:50
May 30, 2022
George Saunders and Miles Kahn
Mike interviews author George Saunders about his latest, and first, novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," and talks with Miles Kahn of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." Mike discloses a pornographic past. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:15:37
May 29, 2022
Ben Glenn
Mike talks with TV historian and canned laughter expert Ben Glenn about the history of the Laff Machine and fake laughter! APPLAUSE! This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29:13
May 29, 2022
Jon Ronson
Mike gets in touch with yet another girlfriend, his high school prom date who dumped him for another guy. And Mike talks with writer and investigative journalist Jon Ronson about the far right and their hold on American politics.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51:34
May 28, 2022
Adam Resnick and Adia Victoria
Mike tells the ladies the rules they need to know when making love to him, and then talks with his comedic hero Adam Resnick (Late Night with David Letterman, Get a Life, Cabin Boy, Will Not Attend)as well as the musician/songwriter behind his favorite album of 2016, the amazing Adia Victoria! This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:18:38
May 28, 2022
Paul Feig
Mike receives robocalls from his neighbors. Also, Mike talks with comedy legend Paul Feig! For more than an hour! This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:21:44
May 27, 2022
Michael Nesmith
Mike talks with Monkee great and early proponent of country rock, MICHAEL NESMITH, about music, comedy, and his involvement in the early years of MTV. Monkee fans rejoice!This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34:07
May 27, 2022
Brian Stack
Mike digs down deep into pure comedy gold with Conan and Late Show writer/performer Brian Stack. Also, Larry King and Colonel Sanders babble but hard!This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:15:18
May 26, 2022
Gordon Lightfoot
Mike talks with music and songwriting legend Gordon Lightfoot! Mike interviews a shut-in travel guru about recommended vacation destinations.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51:28
May 25, 2022
Vince Gilligan
Mike Sacks interviews the great Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and Mike reads a pet adoption notice for a demon-possessed pooch. Might you be interested? This episode was produced by Rob Schulte. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:05:10
May 24, 2022
Julie Klausner & Billy Domineau
Mike catches up with an old friend. It goes badly. Mike interviews Julie Klausner, the creator and co-star of "Difficult People," and co-host of "Double Threat" as well as an interview with Billy Domineau, the author of the "Seinfeld 9/11" script.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:16:08
May 23, 2022
Etan Cohen
Mike interviews writer/director Etan Cohen of "Idiocracy," "Tropic Thunder," and "Get Hard." Paul Lynde gets cheeky. Mike's friend commits suicide. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50:39
May 21, 2022
Jen Statsky
Mike talks comedy with Jen Statsky, writer for Parks and Recreation, Hello Ladies, Lady Dynamite, and the upcoming fall NBC sitcom, The Good Place, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell! Producer Rob shares a babbling segment from his days in Kansas, at 33 1/3 speed. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57:32
May 19, 2022
Lisa Hanawalt
Interview with cartoonist, writer, and creator of Netflix's "Bojack Horseman," Lisa Hanawalt. Much is discussed, including a fear of public vomiting. Also . . . rare excerpts from the Tube Bar Tapes, the 1970s crank calls that later influenced the crank calls between Bart and Moe the Bartender on The Simpsons! This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49:45
May 18, 2022
Adam Wade
Sweet Axl Rose talks dirty and an interview with storyteller extraordinaire Adam Wade, 20-time Moth Slam winner.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48:55
May 17, 2022
Dan Powell
Mike tells some hilarious jokes that don't end hilariously and a fascinating interview with comedy great Dan Powell, executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:01:57
May 16, 2022
Part 4: Gus Blankman
Mike speaks with mysterious joke writer Gus Blankman in the final installment of episode 4. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22:24
May 15, 2022
Part 3: Byrd Leavell
Head of UTA publishing, Byrd Leavell, joins Mike Sacks in part 3 of episode 4.This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21:53
May 15, 2022
Part 2: Gettin' In Touch 2
Mike gets in touch with his second girlfriend and it does not go well. Also, in our “Babbling Segment,” M. Night Shyamalan gets all twisty! This guy is a scamp! This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25:16
May 15, 2022
Part 1: Neil Pollack
Mike Sacks speaks with American satirist Neal Pollack in Part 1 of Episode 4. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43:34
May 15, 2022
Arthur Meyer and Eric Spitznagel
Arthur Meyer of The Tonight Show alongside the worst Club DJ In the World! There's also an interview with Eric Spitznagel, Author of Old Records Never Die, about Comedy and LPs and Being Stephen Colbert's "Secret Santa" FRAT PARTY BLUES: A Short Story Written to Appeal to Gen Z! Excerpts from a 1980s Japanese Cleaning-Cassette! Babbling Segment: Young Executive Tight Sphincter Syndrome! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:41:29
May 14, 2022
Bill Hader and Beth Newell
A reading of NPR fan fiction, some secret songs, Elvis losing his cool—all of this while Mike also interviews writer Beth Newell of Reductress and writer/actor/director Bill Hader of Barry! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:53:45
May 13, 2022
David Sedaris and Emma Allen
A Classic Rock DJ suffers a nervous breakdown live on air, Colonel Sanders can't make it through a commercial taping, Larry King has no idea what's going on and Mike Sacks talks with writer David Sedaris and New York Times editor Emma Allen. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02:00:26
May 12, 2022