You never know who will stop in at Starburns Audio: comedians, drag queens, ghost hunters, even…Presidential Candidates.
Democratic Presidential Candidate Julian Castro joined the Sklar Brothers on View From the Cheap Seats. Randy, Jason, and Former Secretary Castro discussed being twins, sports as a matter of civic pride, the Spurs, how comedy and politics are alike, and much more! Check out the episode here.
The Sklar Brothers, are a post-modern take on a stand up comedy duo. Neil Strauss of the New York Times once wrote “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead, they work their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy the straight man is often an echo.” They have released 6 critically acclaimed comedy albums, have had two Comedy Central Half Hour Presents specials, and currently have a one hour stand up special on Netflix, titled “What Are We Talking About” and another one hour special that premiered on the Starz Network in May of 2018 called “Hipster Ghosts”. Hipster Ghosts is still available on the Starz App or at starz.com.
There are just some facts we can all agree on. The sky is blue, the best flavor of skittles is orange, and LeVar Burton is a childhood icon we do not deserve.
Last week, the man, the myth, the legend joined Amanda Seales on Small Doses to talk about literature, life and Goerdi La Forge. This particular episode delivered so much goodness, it had to given to you in two parts. Listen to “The Side Affects of Reading with LaVar Burton Part 1” now and come back on Wednesday, 5/22, for Part 2.
More about Small Doses with Amanda Seales
Your favorite truth teller, comedian, Amanda Seales, is dropping gems with, “Small Doses,” a weekly podcast that brings you potent truths for everyday use.
More about Amanda Seales
Comedian, actress, writer, producer, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just make you laugh, she makes change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics (racism, rape culture, sexism, police brutality, etc.) and with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, irreverent silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screens.
Along with performing stand up across the globe, and touring colleges doing comedic lectures on everything from sexism and diversity, relationships to black popular culture, this former MTV VJ with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University is a series regular as Tiffany on HBO’s “Insecure”, named by Time Out LA as one of 2017’s comedians to watch, is creator/host of LA’s hit comedy game show “Smart Funny & Black” at Nerdmelt, speaks truth to change via her wildly popular instagram and monthly column “Amandaland” at InStyle Mag, has written/produced/starred in two seasons of her scripted comedy, Get Your Life, available on www.Blavity.com and went viral after articulately and passionately educating Caitlin Jenner on issues of race and equality in America, during a live streamed dinner, hosted by Katy Perry, on Youtube.
A Jedi Khaleesi with a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, Amanda Seales continues to keep audiences laughing, thinking, and living in their truth!
Starting Monday, new episodes of your favorite podcasts will also be available for listening on our YouTube channel. We’re hard at work putting up new and archive episodes right now. It’s going to take a little bit of time to make the entire back catalog live. Please let us know if the contact form if there are any particular episodes you’d like me to make available on YouTube earlier than others.
Back in April we made some infrastructure changes that required us to switch out our web player. The new player was simple and clean and at first glance we thought that it would be fine. I was wrong. There were no easy download, share or subscribe options and it affect a considerable number of people.
I’m pleased to announce that very, very soon we be updating our site with new players from OmnyStudio. They are still a clean alternative to our original player but the have all the functionality you expect. Just remember to find the download button, click the share arrow. It’s there, I promise.
Also, if you happen to have a website and you’d like have Starburns Audio Web Player on your site, hit us up, we’ve got embed code for days.
In addition to our growing directory of podcasts, we added a “News” section to the Starburns Audio website. Here we can answer questions you might have, highlight new and exciting shows/tours/events, and share our thoughts and opinions as about what’s going on with your favorite podcasts and around the audio industry with you.
You might be saying to yourself, isn’t that what Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and various other platforms are for, and I say to you, “Yes…yes they are”, and we’ll continue to let you know when new shows have dropped through those handles (Follow @starburnsaudio). But, for those of you who are interested in getting a little more insight about what’s going on at Starburns Audio, nthis is the place.
We’ve spent the last 6 (or so) months building Starburns Audio; setting the bones in place and we hope you are happy with how far we’ve come so far. Now, we want to spend the foreseeable future: working with podcasters and creative talent, existing and new, on engaging audio projects; listening to you the listeners and fans to bring you more of the content you love with less of the distractions; and building a space, both physical and digital; where anybody with the creative drive and willingness to learn can develop and create and amazing audio content.
We’ll have lots of announcements coming very soon. In the meantime, we want to get to know you better. First, we have a survey. Its quick and easy and helps us tremendously when it comes to figuring out how you feel about the direction of our audio content. But this isn’t a one way street. Right on the main page, there is a contact form. Use it! Ask us anything you want. With a few caveats, We’ll try to answer any reasonable podcast, audio, and Starburns related questions that we can. In the mean time, thank you for listening to our shows and for your support.