The Dead Authors Podcast (comedy)
Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.

Categories

comedy

Archives

2015
December
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February

2013
December
November
October
June
May
April
March
January

2012
December
October
July
May
March
February
January

2011
December
November
September

December 2018
S M T W T F S
     
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Syndication

Chapter 50: L. Frank Baum, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 50: In this final installment of the free monthly podcast, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author/showman loud person L. Frank Baum (Chris Tallman) to the Dead Authors stage. I've a feeling we're not in iTunes anymore!

DEAD AUTHORS SHALL RETURN

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_50_-_L._Frank_Baum.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Preface: Henry Miller and Sylvia Plath, featuring Eddie Pepitone and Jen Kirkman

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Henry Miller (Eddie Pepitone) and Sylvia Plath (Jen Kirkman) in the very first recorded version of The Dead Authors Podcast.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Preface_-_Sylvia_Plath__Henry_Miller.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 49: Albert Camus, featuring Steve Agee

Chapter 49: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes  Albert Camus (Steve Agee) to the Dead Authirs stage for an evening of... oh, what's the POINT.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_49_-_Albert_Camus.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:48am PST
Comments[0]

Addendum vi: Beatrix Potter, featuring Lauren Lapkus

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Beatrix Potter (Lauren Lapkus) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors PodcastRecorded Live at San Francisco Sketchfest, San Francisco, CA, 6 Februaruy 2015.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Addendum_vi_-_Beatrix_Potter.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Addendum v: William Butler Yeats, featuring David Rees

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes William Butler Yeats (David Rees) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors PodcastRecorded Live at Littlefield as part of New York's Superweek, Brooklyn, NY, 8 October 2014.

Photo: Mindy Tucker

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Addendum_v_-_William_Butler_Yeats.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Addendum iv: Lucy Maud Montgomery, featuring Ryan Beil

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lucy Maud Montgomery (Ryan Beil) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors PodcastRecorded Live at The Sunday Service's "Comedy Bender," Vancouvcer, BC, Canada, 22 September 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Addendum_iv_-_Lucy_Maud_Montgomery.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Aleister Crowley (Matt Gourley) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors PodcastRecorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 1 September 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Addendum_iii_-_Aleister_Crowley.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Addendum ii: Christopher Marlowe, featuring Matt Gourley

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Christopher Marlowe (Matt Gourley) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors PodcastRecorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 31 August 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Addendum_ii_-_Christopher_Marlowe.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 48: Maya Angelou, featuring Tymberlee Hill

Chapter 48: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Doctor Maya Angelou (Tymberlee Hill) to the Dead Authors stage. Turns out, she is not a real doctor, and during this recording, almost stopped being a real black person!

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Chapter_48_-_Maya_Angelou.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:59pm PST
Comments[0]

Addendum i: Lewis Carroll, featuring Rory Scovel

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lewis Carroll (Rory Scovel) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors PodcastRecorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 30 August 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Addendum_i_-_Lewis_Carroll.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 45 [Part 2]: L. Ron Hubbard, featuring Andy Daly

Chapter 45 [Part 2]: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes L. Ron Hubbard (Andy Daly) back to the Dead Authors stage. For some reason!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_45_-_L._Ron_Hubbard_Part_2.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 47: Mark Twain

Chapter 47: Special guest-host CARL SAGAN (Matt Gourley) welcomes American treasure MARK TWAIN (Paul F. Tompkins) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of steamboats, satire and science!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_47_-_Mark_Twain.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 46: Hans Christian Andersen, featuring Joe Wengert

Chapter 46: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes fairy-taleist Hans Christian Andersen (Joe Wengert) to the Dead Authors stage. DID YOU KNOW? In Mr. Andersen's time, people from Denmark often thought they were from Holland!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_46_-_Hans_Christian_Andersen.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 45 [Part 1]: L. Ron Hubbard, featuring Andrew Daly

Chapter 45 [Part 1]: Unprecedented! Host H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) barely scratches the thetan-encrusted surface of guest L. Ron Hubbard (Andrew Daly) and calls for a followup interview at the end of this one. Enoy and then wait!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_45_-_L._Ron_Hubbard_Part_1.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 44: Confucius, featuring Eugene Cordero

Chapter 44: Think Confucius (Eugene Cordero) has no wisdom to offer other than that which can fit on a slip of paper inside a baked good? Well, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) draws out the wise one's theories on Mandy Patinkin!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_44_-_Confucius.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:18pm PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 43: Iceberg Slim, featuring Ron Funches

Chapter 43: It's hard out there for a host! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with Iceberg Slim (Ron Funches) about pimping, water parks, and more. 

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_43_-_Iceberg_Slim.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:58am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 42: Miguel de Cervantes, featuring Horatio Sanz

Chapter 42: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) goes mano a mano with Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes (Horatio Sanz). You may be pleased to hear that the name "Terry Gilliam" is never mentioned.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_42_-_Miguel_de_Cervantes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Appendix H: Hunter S. Thompson and Philip K. Dick, featuring  James Adomian and Matt Besser

Appendix H: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Hunter S. Thompson (James Adomian) and Philip K. Dick (Matt Besser) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Direct download: Appendix_H__Hunter_S._Thompson_and_Philip_K._Dick.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 41: Dr. Seuss, featuring Hal Lublin

Chapter 41: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) does not interview Dr. Seuss (Hal Lublin) on a box, proving that eating rancid breakfasts isn't the only the thing that doesn't happen on boxes.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

 

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_41_-_Dr._Seuss.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:17am PST
Comments[0]

Appendix G: F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, featuring Andy Daly and Sean Conroy

Appendix F: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes F. Scott Fitzgerald (Andy Daly) and James Joyce (Sean Conroy) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Appendix_G_-_F._Scott_Fitzgerald__James_Joyce.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 40: Virginia Woolf, featuring Mary Holland

Chapter 40: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) learns who is afraid of Virginia Woolf (Mary Holland) and it turns out to be H.G. Wells.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_40_-_Virginia_Woolf.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Appendix F: Ernest Hemingway and Sun Tzu, featuring Josh Fadem and Fred Armisen

Appendix F: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Ernest Hemingway (Josh Fadem) and Sun Tzu (Fred Armisen) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Appendix_F_-_Ernest_Hemingway__Sun_Tzu.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 39: Flannery O'Connor, featuring Lennon Parham

Chapter 39: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) proves a good woman is easy to snatch up in a machine that can travel through time and space! And Flannery O'Connor (Lennon Parham) proves that all of us can be a peacock. All of us.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_39_-_Flannery_OConnor.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 38: Ian Fleming, featuring Matt Gourley

Chapter 38: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the creator of James Bond himself, Ian Fleming (Matt Gourley) to the Dead Authors stage. Mr. Fleming is a troubled soul who only wants to be a monstrous misogynist. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_38_-_Ian_Fleming.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Appendix E: Lord Byron and Norman Mailer, featuring Dana Gould and Frank Conniff

Appendix E: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lord Byron (Dana Gould) and Norman Mailer (Frank Conniff) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

 Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Appendix_E_-_Lord_Byron__Norman_Mailer.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Appendix D: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Erma Bombeck, featuring Seth Morris and Brian Huseky

Appendix D: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Seth Morris) and Erma Bombeck (Brian Huskey) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Appendix_D_-_Kurt_Vonnegut_Jr.__Erma_Bombeck.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:17pm PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 37: Truman Capote, featuring Jessica Chaffin

Chapter 37: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes novelist, Studio 54 regular, and pill-addled gossip Truman Capote (Jessica Chaffin) to the podcast. Pour yourself a glass of "orange drink" and listen!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_37_-_Truman_Capote.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:04pm PST
Comments[0]

Appendix C: Edgar Allan Poe and J.D. Salinger, featuring Craig Cackowski and Marc Evan Jackson

Appendix C: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Edgar Allan Poe (Craig Cackowski) and J.D. Salinger (Marc Evan Jackson) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

 

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Appendix_C_-_Edgar_Allen_Poe__J.D._Salinger.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 36: Ralph Ellison, featuring DeMorge Brown

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes novelist, critic, and scholar Ralph Ellison (DeMorge Brown) to the podcast. For you completists, this episode contains appearances by all the authors of novels entitled The Invisible Man.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_36_-_Ralph_Ellison.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:33pm PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 35: Oscar Wilde, featuring Jon Daly

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author Oscar Wilde (Jon Dalyto the podcast. Prepare yourself for many mots, a great deal of them bon!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_35_-_Oscar_Wilde.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 34: Roald Dahl, featuring Ben Schwartz

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author Roald Dahl (Ben Schwartzto the podcast. The audience makes some rather disturbing discoveries about Mr. Dahl over the course of the interview. As does Mr. Dahl.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_34_-_Roald_Dahl.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:16pm PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 30: William Faulkner, featuring Thomas Lennon

Chapter 30: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Nobel Laureate William Faulkner (Thomas Lennonto the podcast, recorded live at The Brave Theatre in San Francisco as part of SketchFest 2014. 

NOTE: The sound on this episode is not, shall we say, "good."  So be sure to plant your earbuds, water them with volume, and let the audio blossom!

Photo: Liezl Estipona

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_30_-_William_Faulkner.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 33: Rod Serling, featuring John Ross Bowie

Chapter 33: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Twilight Zone creator Rode Serling (John Ross Bowie) to the podcast.  OR DOES HE? (He does.)

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_33_-_Rod_Serling.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 32: E. Gary Gygax, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 32: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Dungeons & Dragons creator E. Gary Gygax (Chris Tallmanto the podcast.  Put down your dice, pick up your inhalers, and listen!

 

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

 

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

 

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_32_-_E._Gary_Gygax.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:51pm PST
Comments[4]

Chapter 31: Anne Frank, featuring Jamie Denbo

Chapter 31: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes diarist Anne Frank (Jamie Denbo) to the podcast.  It's not as offensive as you're thinking.

 

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

 

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

 

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_31_-_Anne_Frank.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:05pm PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 29: Clement Clarke Moore and Irving Berlin, featuring Scott Aukerman and Neil Campbell

Chapter 29: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes 'Twas The Night Before Christmas author Clement Clarke Moore (Scott Aukerman) and "White Christmas" composer Irving Berlin (Neil Campbell) to the podcast for this Christmas-themed chapter. Slavery comes up more here than in your average Christmas fare.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_29_-_Clement_Clarke_Moore_and_Irving_Berlin.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:25pm PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 28: Walt Whitman, featuring James Adomian

Chapter 28: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Walt Whitman (James Adomian) to the podcast to discuss his work, but then this happened instead.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_28_-_Walt_Whitman.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[5]

Chapter 27: Tennessee Williams, featuring Kristen Schaal

Chapter 27: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with Tennessee Williams (Kristen Schaal) about his many plays. Prepare yourself to hear the phrase "Red Devil Battry Sign" more times in one hour than you ever have or will in your life.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_27_-_Tennessee_Williams.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 26: William S. Burroughs, featuring Kurt Braunohler

Chapter 26: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with William S. Burroughs (Kurt Braunohler). When Mr. Burroughs rolls up his sleeves, it's certainly not to do housework.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_26_-_William_S._Burroughs.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00pm PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 25: Shel Silverstein, featuring Mark McConville

Chapter 25: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) gets an earful from Shel Silverstein (Mark McConville) about trees.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_25_-_Shel_Silverstein.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:06am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 24: Plato, featuring Jason Mantzoukas

Chapter 24: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) coaxes Plato (Jason Mantzoukas) out of his cave only to find that the philosopher behaves like a person just coaxed out of a cave.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_24_-_Plato.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 23: Charlotte Brontë, featuring Jessica St. Clair

Chapter 23: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) risks consumption whilst interviewing the frail, sad-sack author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (Jessica St. Clair).

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_23_-_Charlotte_Bronte.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 22: Edgar Rice Burroughs, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 22: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) barely makes it out of this one alive as Edgar Rice Burroughs (Chris Tallman) rages against all those who would spurn the 2012 film John Carter.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_22_-_Edgar_Rice_Burroughs.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 21: Joseph Campbell, featuring Jeremy Carter

Chapter 21: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) makes a thousand faces listening to The Power of Myth author Joseph Campbell (Jeremy Carter). Shame you can.t hear them.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_21_-_Joseph_Campbell.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:44pm PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 20: Ayn Rand, featuring John Hodgman

Chapter 20: Live from the 2013 San Francisco Sketchfest! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the rather chatty Ayn Rand (John Hodgman) or an evening of H.G. Wells listening to Ayn Rand. 

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. And thanks to the crew and proprietors of the San Francisco SketchFest.

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_20_-_Ayn_Rand.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:28am PST
Comments[5]

Chapter 2: Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring Andy Daly

Chapter 2: The sound is terrible on this one. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. There's still lots of good stuff!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_2_-_Robert_Louis_Stevenson.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:49am PST
Comments[3]

Chapter 18: Brendan Behan, featuring Brian Stack

Chapter 18: Perhaps H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) will have better luck than previoius chat show hosts in getting a few coherent sentences out of Irish poet, playwright, and sot Brendan Behan (Brian Stack). But probably not. Listen to find out for sure! Why else are you here? What a pointless one-sided conversation this has been!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Direct download: Chapter_18_-_Brendan_Behan.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:45am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 17: Agatha Christie, featuring Jessica Chaffin

Chapter 17: Who's our guest this time round? It's no mystery! It's Dame Agatha Christie (Jessica Chaffin)! Can H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) get to the bottom of Dame Agatha's strange disappearance from 3-14 December, 1926? YES!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Direct download: Chapter_17_-_Agatha_Christie.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 16: Gore Vidal, featuring Marc Evan Jackson

Chapter 16: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Gore Vidal (Marc Evan Jackson) who brings a truckload of truculence to the Dead Authors stage. For fans of smug dismissiveness, this episode is a must!

Direct download: Chapter_16_-_Gore_Vidal.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[3]

Chapter 15: The Marquis de Sade, featuring Andy Daly

Capter 15: Oh, the delicious pain that shall be inflicted upon you with this podcast! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) discovers there's more to The Marquis de Sade (Andy Daly) than just kinky sex-- there's also loads of murder! 

Direct download: Chapter_15_-_The_Marquis_de_Sade.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:30am PST
Comments[3]

Chapter 14: Abbie Hoffman, featuring Jen Kirkman

Chapter 14: Don't trust any podcast under thirty... minutes! Enjoy an hour of H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) trying to make sense of counterculture legend Abbie Hoffman. Steal his book and he just might steal your heart! YIPPIE!

Direct download: Chapter_14_-_Abbie_Hoffman.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 13: The Brothers Grimm, featuring Jeremy Carter and Matt Gourley

Chapter 13: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes famous child-frighteners Wilhelm & Jacob Grimm (Superego’s Matt Gourley & Jeremy Carter) to the Dead Authors Podcast for a sprightly chat about death and near-death. 

Direct download: Chapter_13_-_The_Brothers_Grimm.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[3]

Chapter 19: The Authors of The Gospels, featuring Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin  and Matt Gourley

Chapter 19: Celebrate the birth of Christ with the men who wrote the books on Him! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes his most... well, his most guests ever, in the personages of Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin and Matt Gourley). And ye shall share it as The Greatest Podcast Ever Downloaded!

Direct download: Chapter_19_-_The_Authors_of_The_Gospels.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 12: Mary Shelley, featuring Laraine Newman

Chapter 12: Just in time for Hallowe'en, H.G. Wells chats with the Frankenstein author about her work. Did you know "Frankenstein" was not the name of the monster? It was actually Herman something!

Direct download: Chapter_12_-_Mary_Shelley.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[0]

Chapter 11: J.R.R. Tolkien, featuring Matt Walsh

Chapter 11: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes nerd hero/nerd hater J.R.R. Tolkien (Matt Walsh) to the Dead Authors stage. There is, distressingly, as much discussion of Tom Bombadil as you might fear.

Direct download: Chapter_11_-_JRR_Tolkien.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 10: Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 10: For a chap who went on and on about deductive reasoning, he sure seemed to think faeries were real. The loudly Scottish Sir Arthur (Chris Tallman) has plenty to say to H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins), some of it is even fit for mixed company!

Direct download: Chapter_10_-_Arthur_Conan_Doyle.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Chapter 9: Jorge Luis Borges, featuring Nick Kroll

Chapter 9: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the quietly trippy Jorge Luis Borges (Nick Kroll) to the Dead Authors stage. What a night of accents this was!

Direct download: Chapter_9_-_Jorge_Luis_Borges.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:33pm PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 8: Aesop, featuring Mark McConville

Chapter 8: Do you have friends who insist upon doing "voices" for their idiotic dogs?  Well, you can blame the original animal anthropomorphizer, Aesop (Mark McConville). Join H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) as he delves into the mind behind so many lazy grasshoppers and eating dirorederd foxes. Have you ever wondered just what the true pronunciation of "Aesop" is? After listening to this, you will continue to do so!

Direct download: Chapter_8_-_Aesop.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:54am PST
Comments[0]

Appendix B: Friederich Nietzsche and H.P. Lovecraft, featuring James Adomian and Paul Scheer

As you await the incipient arrival of Chapter 8 and dear Aesop (not to mention Chapter 2 and long-lost Robert Louis Stevenson), please allow H.G. Wells [Paul F. Tompkins] to divert your attentions with this particularly potty treasure (?) from our archives, with special (??) guests (???) Friedrich Nietzsche [James Adomian] and H.P. Lovecraft [Paul Scheer]. Note: if you are easily offended, you may find this one a bit challenging. Mostly because it very rarely makes any sense AT ALL.

Direct download: Appendix_B_-_Friedrich_Nietzsche_and_H.P._Lovecraft.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[6]

Chapter 7: P.G. Wodehouse, featuring Brian Stack

Chapter 7: Jeeves & Wooster creator P.G. Wodehouse (Brian Stack) visits with H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) and it's not long before things get disturbing (in the most British way possible). There is a surprising amount of talk about donkeys. No matter how much talk of donkeys you were expecting, there is more than that.

Direct download: Chapter_7_-_PG_Wodehouse.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 6: Gertrude Stein, featuring John Ross Bowie

Chapter 6: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author, poet, art collector and wake-and-baker Gertrude Stein (John Ross Bowie) to the Dead Authors stage for a convivial discussion of all sorts of things! Poetry: Tedious or just embarrassing? "Recreational" herbs: How much is too much? And The Ladies: Who doesn't love them?

Direct download: Chapter_6_-_Gertrude_Stein.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[3]

Chapter 5: Carl Sagan, featuring Matt Gourley

Chapter 5: Astronomer, astrophysicist, author and turtleneck fetishist Carl Sagan (Matt Gourley) sits down with H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) for a freewheeling chat at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles. How many odd tangents are embarked upon? To coin a phrase, billions and billions! Please do enjoy, and, should you be so inclined, leave a us a review on iTunes.

Direct download: Chapter_5_-_Carl_Sagan.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[1]

Appendix A: Charles Dickens and O. Henry, featuring Hal Lublin and Marc Evan Jackson

The Happiest of Holidays to You, Dear Listener! Here We Find Your Host, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) Doing Yule-battle With Those Two Titans of Christmas Fiction, Charles Dickens (Hal Lublin) and O. Henry (Marc Evan Jackson). O Enjoy, All Ye Faithful!

Direct download: Appendix_A_-_Charles_Dickens_and_O._Henry.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 4: Benjamin Franklin, featuring Scott Aukerman

Chapter 4: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author, inventor, diplomat and party animal Benjamin Franklin (Scott Aukerman) to the Dead Authors stage for an oft-sprited, oft-absurd, and oft-off-kilter discussion about God knows what. It must be heard to be believed, and even after hearing it you should still check three sources.  Ambassador Franklin is a bit of a libertine when it comes to naughty words, so plug your ears up, you bunch of nuns! (Sorry, It's infectious!)

Direct download: Chapter_4_-_Benjamin_Franklin.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:30pm PST
Comments[2]

Chapter 3: Dorothy Parker, featuring Jen Kirkman

Chapter 3: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Algonquin Round Tabler Dorothy Parker (Jen Kirkman) to the Dead Authors stage. The liquor does flow and the mots are bon! Mrs. Parker's employment of the occasional spicy phrase earns this Chapter its red-letter rating.  Do not listen with your maiden aunt unless a fainting couch stands nearby!

Direct download: Chapter_3__Dorothy_Parker.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[6]

Chapter 1: Emily Dickinson, featuring Andy Richter

Chapter 1: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes painfully shy poetess Emily Dickinson (Andy Richter) to the stage of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Los Angeles. There are some minor sound problems. We're working on it. By Chapter 3, we'll all be laughing about this!

Direct download: Dead_Authors_Chapter_1_-_Emily_Dickinson.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Comments[8]