109 episodes

Each week a different guest from the comedy world tries to convince a couple of skeptics of get on board with their distinctive, sometimes downright unusual obsessions. But really, it's just an excuse for silliness, games, and surprise guests. Hosted by Ben Cassil and Thayer Frechette.

Convince M‪e‬ Ben Cassil, Thayer Frechette - Boardwalk Audio

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Each week a different guest from the comedy world tries to convince a couple of skeptics of get on board with their distinctive, sometimes downright unusual obsessions. But really, it's just an excuse for silliness, games, and surprise guests. Hosted by Ben Cassil and Thayer Frechette.

    107. Celine Dion: Alyssa Sabo Got The Audition

    107. Celine Dion: Alyssa Sabo Got The Audition

    Will your heart go on? That’s the question Alyssa Sabo (@alyssa_sab) tries to answer this week when she returns to the podcast to discuss her love of French-Canada’s crown jewel, Celine Dion. Celine gives Alyssa courage, but will Ben and Thayer get the courage to join her? Tune in to find out. That’s not all, we check-in on our letter writing, debut our sister podcast Whacktown, USA, and things get a little tense between Alyssa and Thayer. We answer the question everyone has been wanting to know about the Convince Me hosts, which Spice Girl are you? Finally we debut our new segment, “Guess the headline?”, a head-to-head battle over late night punchlines. Who will be the funniest? Only listening can give you the answers you seek.


    For more from the incredible Alyssa Sabo, check out Totally Rad! At UCB Sunset.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    106. Tornados: Vic Michaelis Is A Storm Chaser

    106. Tornados: Vic Michaelis Is A Storm Chaser

    Warning! Warning! Tornado alert. Seek shelter immediately. JK, that’s just Vic Michaelis (@vicmmic) joining the podcast to discuss her favorite weather phenomenon. Ever since her first viewing of the cinematic masterpiece Twister, Vic’s love of tornados or “nades” has never stopped growing. Vic takes the Convince Me boys on a journey through tornado alley, circle clouds, and meteorology camp. Along the way we discover Ben’s personal connection to the tornado world and Thayer’s complete lack of weather knowledge. We close things out with everyone’s favorite segment Title Match that will blow you away (this phrase is funny because of the whole tornado topic). The boys will finally answer the question tornado or tornadon’t? Find out if they’re swept off their feet!


    For more from the amazing Vic Michaelis, check her out on the UCB stage with her harold team Dollhouse. She also has upcoming show on Wednesday August 22, 10:30 pm called “Are you the Two”. Ticket information below:


    https://sunset.ucbtheatre.com/performance/64130


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    • 58 min
    105. Are You The One? Zander Frost Stops Being Polite

    105. Are You The One? Zander Frost Stops Being Polite

    Are you the one? That’s the question Zander Frost (@zanderhfrost on the gram) asked the Convince Me boys on this week’s episode. Zander navigates us through the complicated and entertaining world of MTV’s dating show “Are You The One?”. Each week contestants are asked to find their perfect match among a pool of daters, if they find the right person they win money, if they don’t they leave with hearts broken and wallets empty. We promise you this is just the surface of this labyrinth of love! So much is thrown at these people; truth booths, dream dates, boom boom rooms, the show has it all. This is truly a an episode you will love. We also are joined by one of the show’s previous contestants, Keith, from Virginia Tech, and close things out with some rapid convincing by our guest. Will the boys join the modern love craze and find the one? Tune in to find out!


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    104. Late Night Conceptisode III

    104. Late Night Conceptisode III

    You didn’t ask for it, but we did it again! The third late night conceptisode episode has it all!  Week-old jokes about the news, Thayer’s comedy journal, and some interviews that will make you say “wow, this has run a little long, but I’m driving so I can’t fast forward”. That’s just the tip...of the iceberg. British comedian Stephen Fry joins the program to discuss a controversial opinion about one of America’s most important days. Universal studios tour guide Brians Forkby drops in to discuss his in-depth, and quite frankly sad experience as a tour guide. Finally we’re privileged to be joined again by Nobel prize winner and incredible musician Bob Dylan. You won’t want to miss it!


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    • 37 min
    103. The Bachelor: Richelle Meiss Discovers Sports For Women

    103. The Bachelor: Richelle Meiss Discovers Sports For Women

    This week comedian, dating expert, and great human Richelle Meiss joins the podcast to get the boys on board with The Bachelor. Richelle has some unique perspectives on the dating life including: dating in LA is akin to emotional manipulation, falling in love isn’t real, and how we should all look to be with a “former fatty”. Not to be outdone with dating knowledge, Thayer proclaims himself the “last romantic in LA” and takes listeners on his ideal date with Ryan Gosling. Thayer also believes all first dates are just an opportunity to fall in love with yourself...he truly says some insane things during this episode. Lastly, Richelle offers an exclusive look into some behind the scenes contestant behavior when she recaps her live viewing of the Bachelor after show.  Do the boys take the rose and become bachelor fans? Or will they be sent home sad and alone? Tune in to find out!


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    • 47 min
    102. Ayurveda: Rose O’Shea Loves Cheese and Sweets

    102. Ayurveda: Rose O’Shea Loves Cheese and Sweets

    Comedian Rose O’Shea (@ladyastronauty) thinks that the ancient Indian medicine Ayurveda can be helpful in our daily lives for everything from finding what types of foods agree with us to finding medicinal/lifestyle changes that can help disorders, such as using turmeric and reducing sugars. Along the way we discuss whether Thayer uses lotion as a food or a topical treatment, and whether soup is a drink or food. We get so deep into Ayurveda that we don’t have time to do a segment at the end. 


    Check out Rose O’Shea at Upright Citizens Brigade LA performing on her Harold improv team PONY, directing the Maude sketch team Bombardier, hosting and producing the LGT show, and performing with Queer World. Check out her website ladyastronaut.com.


    Convince Me is hosted by Ben Cassil @BenCassil and Thayer Frechette @thayerfrechette, Please take a second to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, it really helps! Check out other shows from our network at boardwalkaudio.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Contagious Laughter

I could listen to these guys talk about anything.

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Astonishingly Funny

Consistently hilarious. Fantastic chemistry between the hosts and their guests.

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Great podcast!

Just like listening to y’all talk. Sad you guys stopped posting though. :(

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