24 episodes

Michael Muser is a restaurateur, a loudmouth, and not a genius. But he and his friend Pat Kiely do know people who have figured out how to create brilliant businesses and artistry in the culinary world and beyond. Every week they interview creators from chefs to comedians to find out what makes them tick, with a healthy dose of humor along the way.

Amuzed: A Podcast for Geniuses Michael Muser

    • Comedy Interviews
    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

Michael Muser is a restaurateur, a loudmouth, and not a genius. But he and his friend Pat Kiely do know people who have figured out how to create brilliant businesses and artistry in the culinary world and beyond. Every week they interview creators from chefs to comedians to find out what makes them tick, with a healthy dose of humor along the way.

    24. Finding Your Place with Daniel Van Kirk

    24. Finding Your Place with Daniel Van Kirk

    Comedian and podcaster Daniel Van Kirk joins Pat and Michael to discuss old jobs, Chicago institutions and dive bars, and a pinball machine as a sign of success.
    This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt.
    Show notes:
    Daniel Van Kirk Daniel's Podcasts Daniel at the Nowhere Comedy Club Michael on Instagram

    • 1 hr 4 min
    23. Saving Restaurants with Andrew Zimmern

    23. Saving Restaurants with Andrew Zimmern

    Chef and media personality Andrew Zimmern join Michael and Pat to dive into what it will take to take to save restaurants, and why the industry's needs are so urgent.
    This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt. It was also brought to you by Chicago indie-rock label Sweet Pea Records.
    Show notes:
    Andrew Zimmern Michael Muser on Instagram

    • 1 hr 1 min
    22. The New Era of Comedy with Steven Haas

    22. The New Era of Comedy with Steven Haas

    Comedian Steven Haas joins Michael and Pat to discuss stand-up versus improv, a new era of digital comedy, and what it's like being an optimistic 29-year-old talking to two very tired fathers.
    This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt.
    Show notes:
    Steven Haas Michael on Instagram

    • 52 min
    21. Launching a Restaurant During COVID-19

    21. Launching a Restaurant During COVID-19

    One week after opening reservations for Ever, Michael and Pat check in on the process of opening a highly anticipated restaurant during a pandemic.
    This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt.
    Show notes:
    Ever The Sommelier Cheating Scandal with Dan Pilkey Michael on Instagram

    • 52 min
    20. Dining like an Adult with Rory Scovel

    20. Dining like an Adult with Rory Scovel

    Comedian Rory Scovel joins Michael and Pat to discuss making comedy for those that are all in, how he uses his social media platforms, and learning how to experience fine dining fit for actual adults.
    This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt.
    Show notes:
    Michael on Instagram Rory on Twitter Rory on Instagram The Pen Pals Podcast Robbie on Comedy Central

    • 1 hr 1 min
    19. International Adventures with Ian L'Ecuyer

    19. International Adventures with Ian L'Ecuyer

    Michael's former Grace employee and mentee, Ian L'Ecuyer, tells the stories of being bad at his job at Grace, getting conned into fake volunteering across Asia, and building a career in theater and television in New York City.
    This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt.
    Show notes:
    Michael on Instagram Ian on Instagram

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Marie Snow ,

One of three listeners

Hi! I’m one of the three listeners tuning into see what kinda random conversations will occur. Enjoying it so far...especially the honest and raw feelings on our current state of the pandemonium and SIP.

ChiPeter82 ,

Reality Check

Great interviews that run the gamut from hilarity to heartbreak. However, the show should really begin with a shot of Malort, because Chicago.

s.a.h.b. ,

What a treat

Just listened to the first episode and it’s a treat. Thank you for your candid conversation.

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