Verge of the Dude
By Lance Anderson writer and storyteller
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I leave rambling voice mail messages on my friend's answering machine and you get to hear them too. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.
||ExplicitVisions of Lance in the Rain||Hey Dude, I howl like a wounded animal searching for other solo personal narrative podcasts. Then an old North Hollywood High School classmate reminds me of my weird connections to Lance Armstrong. PODCASTERS: LA Podcasters, Dan Klass, Cush, Tim...||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"Your Grandmother Loved Sam Cooke"||Hey Dude, while having lunch with my dad at the Smoke House to celebrate my mom's birthday, I mentioned that I watched the Sam Cooke documentary, which unlocked a few clues about my mysterious grandmother. PEOPLE: Charles Kuralt MUSICIANS: Bob Dylan...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCheez Whiz Critic||Hey Dude, an unguarded moment on my mom's birthday allows an anonymous critic to land a body blow, so I throw a haymaker of my own with the help of Bob Dylan and my dad. PEOPLE: Trump, James Jeffries, Gorgeous George, Ira Glass...||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPodcast Artwork||Hey Dude, I take a moment to remember my mom on the eve of her birthday. Then I riff on how cool podcast artwork and the quality of the show are related. PEOPLE/ARTISTS: Tim & Emile Bourquin, Michael W. Geoghegan, Bob Dylan, "John in the...||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnalog Day||Hey Dude, the relentless rain knocked out my power, so I went analog for the day, writing my novel with a fountain pen and time traveling back to the 20th century. PEOPLE: Zane Grey PLACES: Sonoma, Humboldt THINGS: Podcast, Podcasting, oak tree,...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDream Gardeners||Hey Dude, I'm planning on re-recording my best stories from the early days of Verge of the Fringe, so I turned to my old buddies from Reed to help me realize my dreams. PEOPLE: Krissy Tee MUSICIANS/BANDS: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Matt Lazarus, John...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMillie's Memories||Hey Dude, this morning I went to Millie's in Pasadena, which took me on a trip back in a time to my younger, hipper days in the late 90s, when I lived in Echo Park and was a regular at the "Original" Millie's on Sunset Boulevard in Silver...||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSee How We Are||Hey Dude, a rough week makes me feel sad and lonely after the loss of my old friend Garry Paskwietz, the end of my storytelling gig at the Altadena Library and the profound arrogance of some podcasters on Facebook. PEOPLE: Trump, Dr. David Viscott,...||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRaging Bull of the Lost Ark||Hey Dude, a cool question on Twitter forces me to choose between the 80's films: Aliens, Raging Bull, Platoon and Blade Runner. Which reminds me of the time Chef Ben Ford introduced me to Indiana Jones PEOPLE/ACTORS: Sigourney Weaver, Charlie...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJames Marshall's Slacker Doppelganger||Hey Dude, I left you a message about the time I saw "A Few Good Men" in Santa Monica and people thought I was James Marshall from Twin Peaks. [BONUS EPISODE: Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit] Recorded September 8, 2017 on the...||1/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHumboldt Daze||Hey Dude, a winter storm in Los Angeles and the documentary Murder Mountain remind me of our "daze" up at Humboldt State, the Minor Theatre and ice cold Sierra Nevada on tap. PEOPLE: The Dude PLACES: Humboldt, Alderpoint, Los Angeles, Arcata,...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShaggy George Clooney Story (Revisited)||A hopelessly out of date story, where I recall my old NoHo Arts District days, mostly spent with a rebound girlfriend, and our brush with George Clooney. In the end, she was right and I'm the fool. [BONUS EPISODE: Recovered from the Verge of the...||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShout-outs and Secrets||Hey Dude, I give love to the podcasters who prop up this one man band of a podcast. Also I share a secret link to a "quickie" story about my first girlfriend. SHOUT-OUTS: Evo Terra, Grant Baciocco, Elsie Escobar, Scary Stories Podcast, Beyond and Back..||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesperately Seeking Five Star Reviews||Hey Dude, I bad trip on podcasters who ask for five star reviews, and smile every time I see a listener from a new country. PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: Santa Claus, Matt Lazarus, Michael Des Barres, Robbie Rist, Lisa Orkin, George Strombo PLACES: USA,...||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHouse of Prine||Hey Dude, on Christmas Day, John Prine helped to mend my broken heart in the House of Strombo, in front of Gordon Lightfoot. PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: George Strombo, Bruce Springsteen, PLACES: Burbank, Brooklyn, Toronto, Canada, Millard...||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mystical Magic of Musicians||Hey Dude, I was suffering from the Christmas Time Podcasting Blues, until I was visited by the uplifting spirits of three wise musicians: my old pal Matt Lazarus, John Doe and the mystical Michael Des Barres PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: Bruce...||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ballad of Bruce on Broadway||Hey Dude, I watched Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix and I was totally blown away. The greatest one man show on Earth. MENTIONS: Elvis, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Joel, Robbie Rist, John Doe, X, Spalding Gray||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVisions of Jack and Petros (Revisited)||Sitting alone on top of a mountain, I muse about the Jack Kerouac connections between me and my "friend" Petros Papadakis... [Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit.] Recorded April 25, 2014 at Eagle's Roost in the Angeles National...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump, Turkey and Tulsi Tea||Hey Dude, on Thanksgiving I watched The Ballad of Buster Scruggs at Zane's, then ate a bountiful feast with Marisol's family before drinking tulsi tea and having a vivid dream about raving at Trump. Recorded November 28, 2018 on the observation...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPodcasting Blues on Thanksgiving||Bonus Episode: Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDo Tell Ray about the Power of Podcasting||Hey Dude, I riff about my old schoolmate Ray Oldhafer and his Do Tell Ray Show crew. On their podcast they talked about the Mr. Wolters "Donkey Squad" t-shirts I sent them...and I trip on the magical power of podcasting.||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGrand Marshal of Venice||Hey Dude, I sing the praises of Jamie Woolner, the owner of Pizza of Venice (in Altadena) and this year's Grand Marshal of the Doo Dah Parade. I also riff about the time Jamie delivered pizzas to my LA Podcasters reunion at the Zane Grey Estate.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't Call it a Comeback||Hey Dude, after a six month hiatus, I'm starting a new podcast so you can hear these messages again. I riff on podcasting, Saturday Night Live, Ray Donovan, Marc Maron, Adam Carolla and libraries.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Unfiltered & real
I enjoy Lance’s perspective as a seasoned podcaster & storyteller. I find this unedited one-take format refreshing & I love it when he riffs with strong opinions. Always a fun listen.
Lance is raw, real and funny. Verge of the Dude is a great escape.
A podcasting pioneer
Podcasting pioneer, Lance Anderson, returns with a unique spin-off of his long running Verge of the Fringe podcast in Verge of the Dude. Funny. Thought provoking. And full of meaning. Lance is an accomplished storyteller and I cannot wait to see where this one goes. Subscribed for sure.