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The DJ Bob Show

By DJ Bob Runkel
The DJ Bob Show is a weekly look inside pop culture, past and present. With interviews from the best in music, television and film, as well as interviews that speak to us on a personal level. This show is a look into our lives, thoughts and interests. It's by us, for you. We'd love if you could join us
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What Would Ultra Lord Do? | Comedian and Voice Actor Jeff Garcia
  EXPLICIT CONTENT    What Would Ultra Lord Do?  Okay, so maybe we don't answer that question...  But we still have a wonderful conversation with the voice of Sheen Estevez from the "Jimmy Neutron" franchise, Jeff Garcia!  Jeff tells us all about the recording sessions, guest stars on the series, and about the best bloopers? Listen in to hear more!
28:50
September 18, 2020
A Conversation with a Tailor's Apprentice (ft. Devon Wieters) | Hamilton Broadway's Fergie Philippe
In this feature-length episode, DJ Bob and guest host Devon Wieters are joined by Hercules Mulligan/James Madison himself, the great Fergie L.  Philippe. They talk Muppets, Hamilton, disability inclusion and so much more. Don't throw away your shot to be in the Zoom Where It Happened for this fun, insightful, and powerful conversation. Edited by Nate Begle of The Begle Booth
1:34:39
September 4, 2020
Life After 'How I Met Your Mother' | Actor Josh Radnor
Kids, it was the summer of 2020 when I met the actor-writer-director-musician who met your mother - Josh Radnor.  We talk to Josh about his rise to fame as a working actor, getting cast as Ted Mosby in 'How I Met Your Mother', and evolving beyond the role that made him a household name. PLUS we'll discuss the importance of representation across today's media landscape!
1:04:06
August 28, 2020
Blue, Broadway & More | Josh Dela Cruz Joins Us
A special guest is dropping by this week. Here’s a clue, It’s the awesome Josh Dela Cruz. Josh discusses his childhood, his time at Aladdin on Broadway, and his role on Blue’s Clues & You! He also talks about his newest project, the studio cast recording of the new musical American Morning. Sit down in your thinking chair as you listen to this candid conversation with a fantastic guest!
54:11
August 2, 2020
An Iconic Barker | Legendary Music Producer Steve Greenberg
In this episode, we answer the age-old question "Who let the dogs out?” - it’s our guest Steve Greenberg! We talk to Steve about his career in the music industry, having discovered talents like Hanson, Baha Men, and The Jonas Brothers. Join us for a deep dive into the musical smash-hits you love (and sometimes love to hate)!
39:25
July 24, 2020
Celebrate 10 Years or Mom Says You're Grounded | Jimmy Neutron's Mark DeCarlo
Mark DeCarlo is here to talk about the creative thrill of performing Mr. Neutron on the Nickelodeon smash-hit The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron. PLUS a heartfelt message from Bob to his audience and past guests in appreciation and recognition for 10 years of The DJ Bob Show.
27:25
July 19, 2020
4 Wheel City Joins Us (ft. Devon Wieters)
In this episode, I join forces with my friend and fellow podcaster Devon Wieters to talk to Namal  Norris of rap duo 4 Wheel City. We talk about music and the intersection of Black Lives Matter and disabilities.
56:48
July 6, 2020
In Conversation With Ari Zizzo | Pride Month Special
In this very special episode of the show, DJ Bob rounds out Pride month by welcoming back friend of the show,  musician Ari Zizzo. Ari candidly tells us his journey as a transgender man. We hope this story impacts you. Ari closes out the show with a Goo Goo Dolls cover, just for this episode!  Please check out his music on your favorite streaming service.
48:55
July 1, 2020
How Podcasting With a Disability Has Helped Me
 DJ Bob Runkel discusses the benefits of podcasting when you have a disability.
04:37
June 4, 2020
Chattin' with The Beatbuds | Music, Live Streams & More!
On today's show, We're joined by Jonny & Matty of The Beatbuds, They discuss how they're adapting to these challenging times, becoming a band, and lots more!
52:40
May 10, 2020
The Tables Have Turned | Noel MacNeal Interviews DJ Bob | Tenth Anniversary of The DJ Bob Show
 EXPLICIT CONTENT  To start our months-long celebration of the tenth anniversary of The DJ Bob Show,  DJ Bob is in the hot seat as he is interviewed by veteran guest of the podcast, puppeteer Noel MacNeal.  In this candid and insightful conversation,  we learn about the first-ever episode,  dream guests and tidbits you won't find elsewhere! 
39:22
May 3, 2020
Is Your Home A Nickelodeon Home? | Nickstory Archives Team Talk New Schedule Archive
In this episode, DJ Bob talks with the guys behind a great resource for Nickelodeon and television enthusiasts, Nickstory Archives.  A collaborative effort to archive and preserve Nickelodeon's schedule history from its humble beginnings in 1979, to the Nickelodeon of today. Christian. Vance, and Smoke talk about what goes into finding these schedules, their mission behind keeping these materials alive & more!
19:06
April 14, 2020
We're All Ears with BB Good! | Radio Disney On Air Jock joins DJ Bob
On this edition of the show, DJ Bob sits down with one of his biggest inspirations: BB Good from Radio Disney! Bob and BB catch up on the state of the world, then delve into how BB began her career in the radio business (and her acting debut!) and get to talking about Radio Disney memories including its biggest success stories, most memorable interviews, best jocks, and a lot more. Hmm, were the Jonas Brothers really talking about her...?
33:54
April 3, 2020
Get Together and Make Things Better | Arthur Podcast Host Talks Elwood City Limits
We know it's been tough lately, We know it's hard right now, We also know we need to keep giving you what you want, new episodes! We are here for you. In this episode, DJ Bob chats with fellow podcaster William Young, host of Elwood City Limits, the episodic Arthur podcast! The inception of the podcast, Arthur fandom, and more topics are covered in this conversation!
43:16
March 21, 2020
No Tears Left To Cry | Puppet Tears Podcast Hosts Are Here!
What happens when you get Bob and his favorite podcast hosts on a conference call? A great episode, of course.   Adam Kreutinger & Cameron Garrity join DJ Bob to talk all about their podcast Puppet Tears.  We hear about the name choosing process, impactful moments during the shows run so far & more!
46:53
March 6, 2020
A Beautiful Day With Spencer Lott | Puppeteer and Designer Talks "A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood" & More!
In this episode, we are excited to be joined by Spencer Lott. We discuss his work on the new Mister Rogers film, as puppet designer and lead puppeteer, Sesame Street, and a ton more! It's safe to say it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood with this creative, funny, and talented guest!
56:02
February 28, 2020
Doin' That Thing with Tom Everett Scott | The Healing Powers Of Dude | That Thing You Do! & More!
It's not very often that you get to talk to a "Wonder". Join DJ Bob as he welcomes Tom Everett Scott to the show. Bob talks with Tom about playing the role of Marvin, Noah's father on the Netflix original The Healing Powers of Dude, memories of working on Tom Hanks'  directorial debut "That Thing You Do!" and a ton more! 
23:33
February 21, 2020
Ari Zizzo talks "Have Fun (Without Me)" and upcoming projects with DJ Bob | An Artist To Watch
DJ Bob talks candidly with emerging singer, songwriter, and producer Ari Zizzo about creating content in the social media age, his music background, and his single "Have Fun (Without Me")
27:21
February 14, 2020
Brian Woodbury joins DJ Bob | Talking Levity and Novelty
In this episode, DJ Bob speaks with a longtime friend of the podcast, Brian Woodbury. Brian discusses his four-album magnum opus,  Anthems & Antithets, We're diving deep into the first collection of comedy songs, "Levity & Novelty". Join us as Brian tells all about the inspirations and behind the scenes tidbits to craft this hilarious body of work.
42:51
February 7, 2020
The Healing Powers of Dude | Netflix series creators chat with DJ Bob | Sam Littenberg-Weisberg & Erica Spates Interview
Powerful episode this week, celebrating "The Healing Power of Dude!" The Netflix Original focuses on social anxiety disorder and disability inclusion. Hear what creators Sam Littenberg-Weisberg and Erica Spates have to say about the show and its impact.
29:10
January 31, 2020
Tunes With Trey II | More Music and Fun with Trey
In the first episode of 2020, DJ Bob kicks off the year long tenth anniversary celebration by bringing back a past guest. Trey returns to The DJ Bob Show to give you a great soundtrack to kick off this year of shows.
52:04
January 17, 2020
A Very DJ Bob Christmas | Christmas Special 2019
DJ Bob's quiet Christmas celebration turns into a festive dash to the North Pole when he receives a call from Santa Claus! The North Pole's music has gone missing, but DJ Bob has an idea that just might save the day...  It's a special Christmas episode of the DJ Bob Show that you WON'T want to miss!
52:11
December 20, 2019
The Music of Blue's Clues & You! | Peter Zizzo (Theme Song Composer) hangs with DJ Bob
This week, we conclude our deep dive into the music of Blue's Clues & You! We're joined by Peter Zizzo, the theme song composer, to discuss the songwriting process, production techniques, and valuable tips for creative people.
28:24
November 29, 2019
The Music of Blue's Clues & You! | PT Walkley sits down with DJ Bob
Part 1 of the DJ Bob Show's deep dive into the music of Blue's Clues & You is here. In this episode, PT Walkley and Bob discuss the inspiration and design philosophy of Blue's Clues & You's music, as well as Josh Dela Cruz's impact on the series and other behind-the-scenes topics.
18:11
November 22, 2019
Have You Met Craig Thomas? | How I Met Your Mother Creator Joins Us
In this legendary episode, DJ Bob hangs out with Craig Thomas, co-creator and executive producer of How I Met Your Mother. They delve deep into the sitcom, ramble on about The Muppets, and get real about how disabilities are portrayed in media.
1:01:05
November 15, 2019
Blue's Clues and You! (and Angela Santomero!) | Reviving a Childhood Favorite
Our interview with Angela Santomero celebrating Blue's Clues and You! is finally here!  Hear how the show was updated for a new generation, and be sure to catch it on Nickelodeon on November 11, 2019, at 1 pm (ET/PT)!
13:37
November 8, 2019
Peter K. Hirsch Interview | And Now a Word From This Writer
DJ Bob welcomes Arthur writer Peter K. Hirsch and discusses his writing contributions to Arthur's legacy, from series beginnings to tackling serious subjects, and everything in between. It's a wonderful kind of show!
36:34
October 29, 2019
This One's For You | Your Requests and More | Pop Hits From The Past
You asked for it... you got it! A new show with your favorite tunes is here! This show is guaranteed to take you back to the '90s and early 2000s, no time machine required!
54:19
October 18, 2019
Waiting for the Elevator | The Laurie Berkner Band's New Album! | Interview
Are you waiting for an elevator? Why not pass the time by listening to our interview with Laurie Berkner about her band's new album--Waiting for the Elevator! We discuss how a brand new take on one of her most beloved songs came to be, her music's impact for people on the autism spectrum, and a whole lot more!
37:34
October 5, 2019
A Chat With Brent Popolizio | U-Pick Live | Nickelodeon
U-Picked the right show! See what we did there? Join DJ Bob and his guest Brent Popolizio as they chat about Brent's time hosting U-Pick Live on Nickelodeon, including a funny moment he will never forget...
45:12
September 19, 2019
The DJ Bob Show Remembers September 11th
I very rarely, if ever, do serious content. But I felt like my content could be a vessel for people to share their stories and recollections. I also know that September 11th impacted many people with many different walks of life, but the thing I wanted to highlight was what our little eyes were seeing in children's television, and how the tragedy affected the crew and their work behind the scenes. I hope you learn something from this and realize that we are all together as one, and we will never forget. Thank you.
1:03:24
September 11, 2019
A Picture Perfect Plan | Disney Plus Reboot Talk | Hilary Duff | Lizzie McGuire
DJ Bob and his cousin Amanda talk all things Lizzie McGuire, revisit fond memories, and discuss... a reboot?
30:01
August 26, 2019
Blood, Sweat, and Puppet Tears | Puppet Podcaster Talks to DJ Bob
In this episode, DJ Bob talks with Cameron Garrity, one half of the popular podcast Puppet Tears. They talk about the podcast's inception, behind the scenes stories, and even Cameron's own experiences that bring him "Puppet-Tears".
46:12
August 16, 2019
Happy, Happy Birthday! | Birthday Fun With Noel MacNeal!
To celebrate our birthday, Joining DJ Bob is past guest, Noel MacNeal. They discuss DJ Bob memories, Current projects
55:58
July 20, 2019
Starting the Party | A Musical Look Back
In the first episode in our birthday celebrations. DJ Bob looks back at the past 9 years of music since The DJ Bob Show began in 2010.
55:40
July 12, 2019
Hello Again to All My Friends | Bob West Talks Barney and More!
In this super dee duper episode, DJ Bob chats with the original voice of Barney The Dinosaur, Bob West! They talk about Barney’s legacy, Barney’s beginnings and a ton more.
56:46
June 21, 2019
A Simple Message
In an urgent mini-episode, DJ Bob Runkel and Tylia L. Flores, openly and candidly share their thoughts regarding Alabama’s banning of Arthur’s season 22 premiere episode.
14:05
May 21, 2019
Sesame, Skunks, and Lions | Christopher Cerf, Children's Television Pioneer
DJ Bob and Christian sit down  with a jack of all trades in children’s television,  Mr. Christopher Cerf!  They talk about his work on Sesame Street, his newest book, “A Skunk In My Bunk” and “Between The Lions".
54:03
May 12, 2019
How'd You Get So Lucky? | Music and Fun
New microphones and new music inspire Bob to give you two shows in one week.
57:37
April 27, 2019
Is This Thing On? | Pop Music and Banter
DJ Bob has gotten some new gear, and he wants to try it out  Perfect excuse for a new episode.
55:14
April 24, 2019
The (Uncle) DJ Bob Show | Family Time and Music
DJ Bob’s an uncle! Since we didn’t have a show  Friday, DJ Bob took the show on the road to his  sister’s house, to celebrate his niece.
53:43
March 13, 2019
Goin' Back to Our Roots | Back With Hot Tracks!
Happy 2019, everyone! In our first episode of  the year, DJ Bob puts on his headphones and  plays the best music, from the past and present.
53:47
March 1, 2019
Try My Peach Cobbler? | Hangin' With Bruce Dinsmore
For the final episode of the year, DJ Bob and Christian sit down with Bruce Dinsmore and talk Arthur’s legacy, Mumble Bumble, and much more.
38:08
December 20, 2018
A Wonderful Kind of Day | Having Fun With Arthur
We say hey! DJ Bob and Christian sit down with the original voice of Arthur Read, Michael Yarmush. We talk about the audition process, meeting Fred Rogers,  and much, much more!
26:42
November 26, 2018
Astronauts Love James Ticking Time Bomb | Talkin' With Ty, Jumpin' With Jamie
In this episode, DJ Bob speaks with Tylia Flores, author and disability advocate. He also catches up with children's artist Jumpin' Jamie.
56:23
November 6, 2018
Dear Journal, It's Me, Bob | Part Two | Circus Clowns and Great Big Books
In part two of our interview with Jim Jinkins, DJ Bob and friends talk about JoJo’s Circus, Stanley, as well as current projects.
31:08
October 19, 2018
Dear Journal, It's Me, Bob | Part One | Talkin' Doug With Jim Jinkins
DJ Bob and friends talk with “Doug” creator Jim Jinkins about career beginnings, “Doug”, and PB&J Otter.
47:38
October 5, 2018
Special Saturday Edition | DJ Bob Talks With Wheatus
In this special Saturday edition, DJ Bob speaks with Brendan B Brown of Wheatus, shares some great music, and invites some fans to be guest DJs.
54:41
September 22, 2018
Opening Up the Archives | Throwback Tracks
A simple music show, turned into a Throwback Thursday style show. DJ Bob digs deep and dusts off some pop classics.
56:02
September 7, 2018
I Never Had a Brain Until Freak Came Along | A Mighty Chat With Rodman Phillbrick
Just in time for back to school! DJ Bob welcomes Rodman Phillbrick. author of his favorite middle school read, "Freak the Mighty".
50:59
August 24, 2018
A Wonder-ful Start to August | Talking With David Hoberman
Happy August! DJ Bob will be looking back on one of his favorite movies from 2017, "Wonder".
55:57
August 3, 2018
Go Shawdy, It's Our Birthday | Fun With Austin
DJ Bob and his friend Austin look back at eight years of The DJ Bob Show with songs that defined the show's history.
54:29
July 20, 2018
The DJ Mom Show | Music With Mom
Join DJ Mom as she makes her radio debut with music, pop culture, and more.
55:06
July 13, 2018
Straight to Number One | Patriotic Pop Hits
Join DJ Bob as he looks into the pop charts and highlights the number one songs on the Fourth of July in years' past.
53:41
July 6, 2018
You've Got a Friend in Me | DJ Bob's Special Friend
Join DJ Bob and his friend since birth (yes, you read that correctly), Christina Saraceno as they talk childhood memories, Todrick Hall, Special Olympics and much, much more on this very special episode of The DJ Bob Show.
55:19
June 29, 2018
Tunes With Trey | Music and Pop Culture Talk
Join DJ Bob and Trey as they talk Disney, Powerline, and play the best mix of music in between.
53:44
June 28, 2018
Pilot | DJ Bob Returns to the Airwaves
A new format, new music, all new!
52:58
June 15, 2018