The Dead Authors Podcast
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
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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT