"Conversations With My Dummy" is a throwback to old time radio, featuring original routines, sound effects, voice characterizations and ventriloquism (yes, before you ask about his lips, Steve works on the honor system) It aired for over 30 years on commercial and public radio stations around the country. Steve Charney and his show was profiled in the "New Yorker" magazine. In other words, Steve is a serious artist, doing serious work, who's in serious trouble.
CWMD 1 Redwood Tree
Harry wants to register as a redwood tree with the E.P.A. so they'll protect him from Stymie, the school bully. Hilarity ensues. Steve has also peppered the podcast with funny original songs just to break up the monotony, I mean the botany.
CWMD 2 Mustaches On Everything
Harry wants to foil a thief in the neighborhood by putting mustaches on all the sound equipment. Will it work? Of course it will. This podcast features Steve Charney and Harry being goofballs.
CWMD 3 Headgear And Peter Schickele
The great Peter Schickele (P.D.Q Bach) is our guest! He shares a story about meeting Spike Jones and plays a song he wrote called "Uncle Pooty's Sugar Off." Also, Harry is now working for a company that sells protective gear and wants Steve to buy some. If he doesn't, who knows what accidents might occur. You guess what happens.
CWMD 4 Poetry Repair Shop And Tom Paxton
Tom Paxton is our guest. The writer of hits such as "The Marvelous Toy", "Last Thing On My Mind" and "Ramblin' Boy," he and Harry talk about Harry's bad attitude and then Tom sings his song (with help from Harry), "My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog." Also, Steve and Harry open up their Poetry Workshop. It's like the car guys, Click and Clack but for poems. You know, Clicky and Slicky.
CWMD 5 Steve Imitates Harry's Voice
The wonderful Tom Chapin is in the studio and with the help of Harry they sing Tom's "Whale Song." Harry has to use the bathroom. While he's gone, Steve imitates Harry's voice with such success that when Harry returns, Steve decides he doesn't need him anymore. Harry sues. Steve also sings his original tune "I Wanna Iguana".
CWMD 6 Flyptonite And John Sebastian
Our guest on this podcast is John Sebastian, writer of "Summer in the City," "Do you Believe in Magic," "Daydream." and "Welcome Back Kotter". Harry and he sing "The Cat Came Back." Also, the song Steve wrote "Picture Of Health" that played on Jim Henson's "Bear In The Big Blue House" is featured. But the big news is that Steve has a confession to make. He's the funniest man on the planet because he was born on Flypton and has a super powered sense of humor. So why isn't he funnier? Listen and find out.
Dear Steve and Harry; Where are you? I miss you. Funny, sweet, and surreal.
My only complaint is it doesn't seem to be actively adding new shows... Makes my kids and I laugh out loud. We all want more!
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