Inside Joke with Dirk Walker
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Inside Joke is a bi-weekly podcast featuring Dirk Walker and the interesting people he knows.
||ExplicitEpisode 29 - Goodrich Gevaart||Dirk's back, and this time he's REALLY PISSED OFF! Just kidding about the pissed off part but Dirk is back with new Inside Joke! Today he talks with comedian Goodrich Gevaart who is performing in Fort Wayne on March 7.||3/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28 - Ashley Ford Recast||Dirk revisits his talk with writer Ashley Ford in this episode of Inside Joke. He also talks about his weekend of haircuts and tattoos and dates and, of course, Ronette.||7/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 - Mensah Demary||Dirk's been podcasting for a year! Yowza! Mensah Demary of Specter Magazine joins dirk to talk about his publication, living in Brooklyn and being a writer.||6/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - Inside Joke Live!||Inside Joke is live! Dirk recorded with comic artist Ben Tiede and United State of Indiana founder Graham Brown at the Appleseed Con in Fort Wayne. Dirk also talks about how much he likes not wearing coats and Ronette's new adopted kid/bean sprout.||6/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - Sal Pane||Sal Pane Joins Dirk to talk about writing, basketball and Diddy on Downton Abbey. Dirk also talks about his first live show, City Lights Music Festival and asks for email (podcast[at]insidejokepod.com).||5/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 - Ryan Singer||Comedian Ryan Singer joins Dirk on Inside Joke to talk comedy and the perks of wearing a Power Perm. Appleseed Con in Fort Wayne is two days away, so Dirk is preparing (read: fretting over) his first live episode.||5/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 - Ashley Ford||Ashley Ford is on the show to talk about writing with Dirk. Dirk discusses his newest obsession and gives a much-needed update on his aloe plant, Ronette.||4/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 - Sean Shaul||Dirk talks to the director of the documentary "Alone Up There", Sean Shaul, about the perils of performing standup comedy, filmmaking and writing comedy. Dirk also talks about being a dopey fanboy around Marc Maron and Ryan Singer.||4/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - Alex Dakoulas||Dirk talks to Alex Dakoulas of Dance Party Massacre about slasher films, graphic design and Buffy vs. Angel in this episode of Inside Joke! Send Dirk some email at podcast[at]insidejokepod.com or tweet at him @dirkwalker!||3/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 - Roman Mars||Omigod! Dirk has a major fanboy moment as he talks to 99% Invisible host Roman Mars about design, public radio and kicking Ira Glass out of the top spot in iTunes. He also talks about hosting The Bomb Shelter and asks for emails (yes, again).||3/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - Matt Kelley||The Bomb Shelter is two days away! Dirk talks about hosting the event, among other things. Matt Kelley of One Lucky Guitar joins Dirk on the show to talk design, community and graphic art.||2/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - Ron "Aalgar" Watt||Sarcastic Voyage and Post Atomic Horror podcast co-host Ron Watt joins Dirk to talk about the shows' presence at the upcoming Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle (among other things). Dirk laments about Valentines Day & talks about upcoming projects.||2/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 - Jonah Crismore||Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Cinema Center joins Dirk to talk film, the Center and the future of filmmaking in Fort Wayne. Dirk talks about his upcoming gigs at The Bomb Shelter and Fort Wayne Appleseed Comic Con.||1/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Kill Paris Re-Cast||It's a rebroadcast of Dirk's conversation with Corey Baker AKA Kill Paris! Don't worry, Dirk cooked up a whole new monologue so it's not all old news...||1/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Happy (belated) Holidays||Dirk imparts his belated holiday wishes and gives you over ten minutes of pure audio bliss in this bite-sized episode of Inside Joke!||1/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Kyle Louis Fletcher||Graphic artist Kyle Louis Fletcher is on the show today and talks with Dirk about glitch art, indie games and the risks of transporting neon signs. It's also DIrk's birthday! He discusses his quarter-life crisis and his beloved aloe plant Ronette.||12/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - Barb Richards||Dirk kicks off the holiday season with a couple Christmas wishes, regales stories of his Thanksgiving and his fears of animatronics figures. Fort Wayne radio personality Barb Richards joins Dirk to talk about her career, community involvement and more!||12/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Happy Thanksgiving!||For this Thanksgiving episode, Dirk decided not to book a guest so he could spend more time eating pie.||11/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - John Hardwick||John Hardwick is on the show today to talk about his experiences in stand-up comedy, forays into music and Second City!||11/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - Matthew Freer||Matthew Freer is on the show today to talk about his work at Heave-Ho Productions, cats and avoiding speeding tickets!||10/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Andy Welfle||The guest curse is broken! Pencil blogger Andy Welfle joins Dirk in his swanky new apartment to talk about pencils, Murphy Brown and the power of free stuff.||10/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - All By Myself||It's a bite-sized episode of Inside Joke in which Dirk talks about his recent move, a possible gypsy curse, feminine bedsheets and also panders for email!||9/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Brett Elizabeth Jenkins-Braun||Poet Brett Elizabeth joins Dirk to talk about her poetry, choking mammals, their rap album and many other things!||9/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Ron "Aalgar" Watt and Matt Rowbotham||Matt and Aal are co-hosts of The Sarcastic Voyage Podcast and are two of Dirk's earliest influences in the world of podcasting. They join Dirk to talk about comedy, Yani's divorce and (surprise!) podcasting.||8/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Corey Baker (Kill Paris)||Corey Baker joins Dirk on the show to talk about his musical career, among other things.||8/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Joey Brooks||Dirk talks about his comedic debut, delivers some… interesting… cat jokes and talks to Joey Brooks about The Plays.||8/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Alex Brown||Dirk talks with Alex Brown about the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, creative processes, first-time standup comedians and a slew of other things on this episode of Inside Joke.||7/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Erica Anderson-Senter||Dirk sat down with Erica on her porch and talked with her about her job at the library, their upcoming forays into the world of stand-up comedy and the reasons why Anakin Skywalker is so awful.||7/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - Simon Jacobs||Simon Jacobs of the Safety Pin Review joins Dirk for the first episode of Inside Joke where they talk about Prometheus, podcasting while driving and, of course, the Safety Pin Review.||6/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Casual, but energetic conversations
Dirk Walker is one of the most natural interviewers I've ever heard. I'm not saying he's Terry Gross or anything (he's not trying to accomplish the same thing), but he lets his guest steer the conversation, and picks up on cues in the conversation that just bring out interesting facts from his guests. He's not afraid to talk about himself, but it's always guest-focused. I especially like his monologue at the beginning before launching into the interview.
If you haven't listened to this yet, Dirk interviews his friends, a small circle of highly creative and intelligent people in Fort Wayne, IN. (At least, that's what I've deduced from the episodes about Erica Anderson-Senter and Alex Brown.) He managed to keep it casual enough to let their guard down, but still gives us context about their topics (so it isn't as much of an "Inside Joke" as it could be — which is a good thing.)
Keep on jokin', Dirk!
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There's definitely nothing funny about Dirk's smooth voice, but he sure knows how to bring out the lighter side of his guests. Inside Joke interviews many up-and-coming/established attractions in art, music, poetry, radio, etc and knows how to bring out the best in them. Whether it be his entertaining self monologue or his elegant interviewing skills, Dirk knows how to keep your attention and doesn't lose it. It is a must listen for people interested in hearing from the next generation of the arts with a few from this generation splashed in! Don't be caught on the outside!