By Dan Hamamura
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The Towel is a podcast about following your dreams, and giving up (or not!) on them. Each episode features a conversation with people who are at various stages in their career and their life, as they talk about where they came from, what drives them, and what they may have given up in the process. Hosted by Dan Hamamura Theme Song: "Brightside" by Jason Arimoto The Towel is a member of The Audio Rope Podcast Network.
||Explicit014 - Writer/Director/Star of 'Paperback', Adam Bowers!||This week I'm joined by Adam Bowers, the writer, director, and star of the indie film Paperback! We talk about how he ended up in Los Angeles, what it's like to go to Sundance with your first film, and the ups and downs of the independent film world....||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013 - Nate Ramsey of the Podcast "This of That"!||This week's guest is one of the co-hosts of the podcast "This of That", Nate Ramsey! He talks about growing up in rural Massachusetts, the dangers of how a day job can sidetrack you, and we bond over the fact that we both feel like we're...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012 - Comedian Jon McCarthy!||This week's guest is another standup comedian, Jon McCarthy! He drops by to talk about how he got started in standup, about his attempts at becoming a firefighter, and he tells some terrifying tales from his day job as a clinical service technician...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011 - Conceptualizer Extraordinaire (and more!) Mike "Sally" Faerber!||On this week's episode I'm joined by Humorman, Observationalist, Former Dog, and Conceptualizer Extraordinaire Mike "Sally" Faerber! We talk about his journey from Austin to Los Angeles, his adventures in comedy, and how he keeps getting auditions to...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010 - Television Production and Winning The Price Is Right with Adam Bradshaw!||On this week's episode we talk to my friend Adam Bradshaw, who talks about how a kid from a small town in Michigan ended up working in Television in Los Angeles, what it's like to produce independent film, and, of course, about the time he won on The...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009 - Politics, Podcasts, and Reality TV with Tony Nagatani!||On this week's episode we talk to Tony Nagatani, an old friend who wears many hats: he's the co-host of the Model Majority Podcast (available on your favorite podcast source), he's a former field organizer for President Barack Obama, and he works as...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008 - Television Writer/Producer Ken Hanes||Writer/Producer Ken Hanes ("Rizzoli & Isles", "Make It or Break It", many other shows) comes on the pod to talk about his career as a writer, how he moved to Los Angeles as an actor before his career shifted, and even talks a bit about his time as...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007 - Musician Jason Arimoto||Musician Jason Arimoto (who also wrote our theme song!) is on the pod this week talking about how he first got into music, and explores all the different ways he's able to share his love of the ukulele. If you're in Los Angeles, you can visit Jason...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006 - "Where were we going with this?" w/ Comedian Lauri Roggenkamp!||Lauri Roggenkamp (@lauriroggenkamp) comes on the show this week to talk about being a comedian, how to survive and balance comedy and your day job (or not), and talks about some of the weirdest places she's ever performed standup! SHOW THEME...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 - Another Colin Who Does Comedy!||We're back after taking last week off! I'm sure you missed us very much. In this episode, I speak to actor/writer/comedian Colin Contreary, who moved to Los Angeles thinking that he'd only be here for a couple of years before moving on with his life....||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 - Spencer, Who I've Known Since We Were Five||This week we go off the rails a bit, thanks to tech entrepreneur Spencer Toyama, who I've known since we were five years old. We talk about how he went from music to renewable energy to tech, and how everything has been preparing him for the work he...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 - Comedian Colin Hughes||In this episode, comedian Colin Hughes talks about how he originally moved to Los Angeles to be a musician, and how everything he's done as a performer has been building to his pursuit of a career as a stand-up. Besides performing as a comedian, you...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 - Corte, A Friend I Used to Write With||In this episode, Corte, a friend who I used to write with, talks about his roots in Kansas City and Chicago, and how things don't always go the way you planned. THEME SONG: "Brightside" by Jason Arimoto TWITTER: @thetowelpod||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001 - Josh From Softball||In the premiere episode, Josh, my buddy from softball, talks about moving to Los Angeles from Wisconsin to pursue screenwriting, and trying to balance taking care of family and working toward his dreams. THEME SONG: "Brightside" by...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Move over Justin Guarini!
I just spent my entire workout listening to this incredible podcast by Dan Hamamura and I didn't even get on the elyptical once because i was too busy laughing... and thinking. Value yourself and your decisions. And while you do that, listen to THE TOWEL.
Give in to the towel!!
This is inspirational, thought provoking and at times, really freaking funny. I had no idea what I was getting into and ended up truly enjoying it. Great job!
Soak it Up
Don’t throw in the towel on this show! These tales of failure help me feel better about myself and that’s the point…I think. Either way, the chats are lovely and engaging.