Nest of Vipers
By Danny Plotnick
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Cultural chitchat for know-it-alls, ne'er-do-wells and nattering nabobs everywhere. Like the unholy coupling of FRESH AIR and THE BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW, NEST OF VIPERS is smart, funny, and irreverent. Each episode features the rantings, ravings and erudite patter of independent musicians, filmmakers, writers and comedians holding court on cultural topics of the utmost importance. Hosted by San Francisco independent filmmaker Danny Plotnick.
||ExplicitNest of Vipers: Roommates and Neighbors||Once you leave the family homestead and head out into the world of shared flats and apartments, there's an excellent chance you'll live with slobs or psychopaths of various stripes. This week on the Nest of Vipers, our fundits share stories of sketchy||5/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNest of Vipers: Young and Stupid||Ah...to be young and stupid again. This week our guests share embarrassing tales from their youth, telling stories about foolish behavior that can be chalked up to a combination of inexperience and ignorance. Huffing film cleaner, shoplifting cheap win||5/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nest of Vipers: The Old College Try||Lurking in the closet of every artist is a failed project. Some sort of endeavor that should have been great, could have been great, but just flatlined. Performing as the Tin Man on Hollywood Boulevard, trying to launch a play about fruitcakes, trying t||5/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nest of Vipers: The Trouble With Travels||Everybody loves to travel. But for every fantasy of the perfect vacation lurks the very real possibility of a journey gone haywire. In this episode, our team of world-weary travelers recount bizarre tales including a 50 hour bus ride filled with racial||5/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Books That Would Make Great Movies and How Hollywood Would Ruin Them||This week the Nest of Vipers discusses books that would make great movies and how Hollywood would ruin them. Our team of fundits include author Bucky Sinister, musician Anthony Bedard and librarian Nicole Hunter.||5/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Secret Cinema: Tales of Forgotten Films and Movie Palaces||A loving tribute to off-the-radar films, as well as a journey into the faded balconies of single screen movie theaters. Guests include film writer Jack Stevenson, film programmer Jesse Ficks and filmmaker Christian Bruno. Hosted by filmmaker Danny Plotn||5/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nest of Vipers: Take This Job...||Nine-to-five, punch the clock, bring home the bacon and all that jazz. Let's face it, work can be such a drag. Finding a job you like can be harder than finding inner peace. Even if you do find a job you love, there's office politics, inter-office dra||10/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nest of Vipers: Inside The Teachers' Lounge||Please Note: Due to a publishing error, we are reposting this episode of Nest of Vipers. If you have already received it via download, we apologize for the inconvenience. Did you ever wonder if your teachers were taking about you in the faculty lounge?||7/30/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNest of Vipers: Customer Service Hell||If you've ever been a mindless drone in the workplace being yelled at by an irate customer or been an irate customer exasperated by the incompetent boobery of the American workforce, then you won't want to miss this episode of the Nest of Vipers. Musici||6/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBad Dates||Our team of "fundits" share dating horror stories. Guests include writer Beth Lisick, musician Anthony Bedard, and musician/filmmaker Sadie Shaw. Hosted by filmmaker Danny Plotnick.||6/1/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTour Stories||Our team of "fundits" share tour stories from the rock and roll, disco and filmmaking trenches. Guests include musicians Anthony Bedard, Chuck Prophet, and Gil Ray. Hosted by filmmaker Danny Plotnick.||5/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Adventures In Dangerous Dining||Our well-fed team of "fundits" share frighteningly memorable stories of the culinary variety. Stories of knife-wielding hash slingers, vomiting mothers, wriggling eels, and delectably teeny lambs' brains are served up for your listening pleasure. Guests||5/1/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Artists' Formative Moments||A writer, two musicians, and a filmmaker exhume their high school years to explore a formative moment when they realized they were different than most of their classmates. Guests include musician Alison Faith Levy, writer Bucky Sinister, and musician Kur||4/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Artists' Most Humiliating Moments||A writer, a musician, a filmmaker, and a theater geek share their most humiliating moments as artists. Guests include musician Chris Xefos, writer Bucky Sinister, musician and lapsed thespian Kurt Keppeler. Hosted by filmmaker Danny Plotnick.||4/1/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWorst Rock Show Ever!||NEST OF VIPERS premieres with "Worst Rock Show Ever." Series host Danny Plotnick and guests Anthony Bedard, Beth Lisick and John Whitson share their rock and roll horror stories.||2/19/07||Free||View In iTunes|
The only podcast I listen to regularly
This really is the only Podcast I look forward to hearing and the only one I listen to regularly. Admittedly, some stories drag on a little longer than necessary, but I always find at least part of it entertaining, informative and have often seen myself or someone I know in those exact same situations. It makes me feel like I'm not alone. Danny's my friend. Funny how the 1 person to give it a bad review also gave a raving review of a podcast that solely discusses a television show. Need I say more?
Indie snobs gone mild!
This show is exactly what a pessimist would imagine if you described podcasting to them. A group of carefree know-nothings talking over each other about who saw the most obscure goth-country band at the smallest club, or who read the bleakest out-of-print novel. If you find dorm-room commentary such as "People who love religion hate the art world" insightful, or if you're friends with these guys, you might like the show. Look, I'm a narrow-minded over-educated pop culture snob too, but you won't catch me broadcasting my tedious discussions about how to pronounce the name of the band Sun 0))). [Spoiler: apparently it's pronounced "Sun".]
My favorite podcast
I've never written in to review anything anywhere, but I just had to give big ups for NoV. Always makes me laugh out loud, look forward to it every single month. Plotnick et al: keep 'em coming!