15 episodes

Drifting Off With Joe Pera is an evening comedy podcast from comedian Joe Pera and composer Ryan Dann. With low-key jokes, immersive soundscapes, and relaxing phone conversations, Joe’s narration and Ryan’s sound design will help you unwind and perhaps even fall asleep.
Featuring guest composers and interviews with interesting folks.
UPDATE: Drifting Off is on hiatus while Joe is on tour but will return soon.
Produced by Grant Farsi for Chestnut Walnut.
Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/DriftingOffwithJoePera



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    • 4.9 • 1.1K Ratings

Drifting Off With Joe Pera is an evening comedy podcast from comedian Joe Pera and composer Ryan Dann. With low-key jokes, immersive soundscapes, and relaxing phone conversations, Joe’s narration and Ryan’s sound design will help you unwind and perhaps even fall asleep.
Featuring guest composers and interviews with interesting folks.
UPDATE: Drifting Off is on hiatus while Joe is on tour but will return soon.
Produced by Grant Farsi for Chestnut Walnut.
Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/DriftingOffwithJoePera



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    Drifting Off: Live from the Brooklyn Opera House [PATREON SHOP PREVIEW]

    Drifting Off: Live from the Brooklyn Opera House [PATREON SHOP PREVIEW]

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    Hello Drifters,
    It’s Joe, with a note for the Spring.
    I hope your April has been good and that you’ve got your garden plotted out. If not, there’s still time and I am glad for that because personally, I’m not sure what to do with the special bean seeds I received from some nice people at my show in Kalamazoo.
    For a stretch in Spring ’22, I was ending tour shows by tossing out seed packets while Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ played loudly - comedy doesn’t have to be complicated.
    The seeds I received were the same seeds I had tossed out last time I performed in Southwest Michigan, just two generations of beans later. Pretty cool. And though I am excited to plant them, I am not sure where.
    While I was on the road last month, my basement flooded for the 4th time since I’ve moved in, this time from the water heater bursting. And February, before I left, there was also a leak behind the bathroom wall so I think it’s time to move out when my lease expires in July and find a new basement or even an upstairs office! The tricky part is that it’s right in the middle of growing season - perhaps I will put them in pots I can move with me.
    I talked about the bathroom leak a bit during the end of the Drifting Off Live show, which now feels even more like a suitable finale to Season 1 of the podcast than it did at the time. The basement days are coming to a close and we’ll find a new podcast hole, one with character and quiet but ideally, a little less water.
    In the meanwhile, Ryan just finished editing the live show “Drifting Off: Live at the Brooklyn Opera House and I’m excited to share it with you:
    patreon.com/DriftingOffwithJoePera/shop
    It’s got new material from me, sections from the podcast performed live, and some sleep pieces from friends, all accompanied by the band, Hour and Ryan Dann.
    In order to avoid making a mess by unpausing and repausing the patreon, we just made it available on the patreon shop. It’s set as the same price as the lowest tier ($3).
    Here are just a couple notes:
    -It blends the energy of the regular sleep podcast with the that of a live comedy show. There are parts you may doze off at, especially the ending, but there’s also audience laughter throughout, just so you are aware.
    -Roger Clark’s bit from the show is not in this release - we’ll release it eventually but for a few reasons, we are keeping it in the archives for a bit.
    -If you decide to buy, doing it on your computer and listening online or on the Patreon app will save you some money. Apple takes 30% from the store on iPhones so it automatically raises the price (the joys of tech monopolies, you know?). It is probably more convenient, just wanted to let you know in case you enjoy being thrifty like me.
    -It’s a great show. I genuinely enjoyed re-listening to the recording and felt good and calm by the end. It’s a nice conclusion to Season 1 of the show.
    And that’s the deal with the release. Til we get to next season, we’ll occasionally share some stuff in here and Ryan’s putting out his own adjacent but different podcast as well:
    https://www.patreon.com/HollandPatentPostalUnion
    I’m listening to Hour’s new album while writing:
    https://itshr.bandcamp.com/album/ease-the-work
    If you’re looking for a watch in the same vein, I thoroughly enjoyed the film ‘Fallen Leaves’ and I can’t say enough about ‘Bread Factory Parts 1 & 2’ if you’re feeling adventurous.
    Sincerely,
    Joe (& Ryan & Grant)

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    • 1 min
    The Holland Patent Postal Union

    The Holland Patent Postal Union

    As you may have heard, Drifting Off is on a brief hiatus. But in the meantime, here's the first episode of Ryan's new project - the Holland Patent Postal Union. The 2nd episode is also live everywhere you get your podcasts. 

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3EVtibpTN4cNun9t0Hn3vd
    Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/holland-patent-postal-union/id1730609828 
    Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/@HollandPatentPostalUnion

    Hey Drifters,

    Ryan here. Drifting Off is on hiatus, but I want to keep making stuff. So I’m starting an audio project I’ve wanted to do for a while called the Holland Patent Postal Union in which I write audio letters to people. It might not put you to sleep, but if you’ve enjoyed the music and sound design aspect of Drifting Off, the Holland Patent Postal Union is going to dig a little deeper in that direction.

    Joe, Grant, and I appreciate all the support you’ve given us this past year, and personally it was some of my favorite work. If you like what you hear and want to hear more, consider signing up over at the Patreon (link below) for early access and exclusive stuff or keep an eye out for episodes at the usual podcast spots in a few weeks. Thanks for listening!

    patreon.com/HollandPatentPostalUnion

    -Ryan


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    • 12 min
    Ep. 12: Australia and its Greatest Horse ft. Cut Worms

    Ep. 12: Australia and its Greatest Horse ft. Cut Worms

    Drifting Off Live in Brooklyn, February 24th: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/joe-pera/578625?afflky=Murmrr

    I am excited to share with you this new episode, a trip to a place where it is currently summer, Australia. 

    Not that you and I are afraid of the cold but a number of coincidences have been pointing me towards that weird southern continent lately so I figured we’d see what it’s about. I called some comedians I know from the region and asked them to share what’s going on. They’re some of my favorites so I included some of their work as well as a link to the new album by Cut Worms who composed the score for us this month. 

    I also wanted to let you know that after this episode, we’ll be taking a break for a bit. It’s just a lot to manage while touring and I want to make sure all of the episodes are special and high-quality. 

    Thank you so much for your support this past year - we always wanted to continue our previous sleep work and you gave us the opportunity to create 12 new pieces (including WaterfallTV), not to mention the extended editions. 

    It means a lot to us and all the musicians and comics you supported well. We hope you got some good laughs and good nights of sleep while listening. 

    We’ll be back but in the meanwhile, follow Ryan on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollandpatentpubliclibrary/ 

    Thanks again and we hope you’ll enjoy the episode, 
    Joe and Ryan and Grant 

    Guy Montgomery's special drops Feb 11th on his youtube here: https://youtube.com/@Guymontgomerycomedy?feature=shared 

    Sam Campbell's special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaL_OAfpNzc 

    Aaron Chen's special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJFTWX-Kv0 

    Yaraman Thorne: https://www.instagram.com/yazzy_boi?igsh=MWlnMmswcWN5ZjhncQ== 

    Cut Worms: https://www.cut-worms.com/ 
    New Cut Worms album: https://open.spotify.com/album/2RcDC3U0dfYCrniJkBbtE2?si=r1TU-CEDSXCT1XVOnZUR3g 

    Cut Worms appears courtesy of Jagjaguwar. 

    Editing and Sound Design by Ryan Dann. 

    Produced by Grant Farsi for Chestnut Walnut.

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    • 31 min
    Ep. 11: Christmas Tree Lit ft. Mary Lattimore & Whitmer Thomas

    Ep. 11: Christmas Tree Lit ft. Mary Lattimore & Whitmer Thomas

    A return to favorite subject matter, here's an episode to ring in the Holidays. Joe shares a poem he wrote about trees and reads 'The Fir Tree' by Hans Christian Andersen. Plenty more as well.
    Subscribe on Patreon to get episodes early and to access 8 Hour Max-Drift Versions and upcoming extended interviews. Plus, we depend on listener support since there are no ads: 
    https://patreon.com/DriftingOffwithJoePera
    Guest Composed by Mary Lattimore.
    https://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/
    Guest Appearance by Whitmer Thomas.
    https://www.instagram.com/whitmerthomas/?hl=en
    Editing and Sound Design by Ryan Dann.
    Produced by Grant Farsi for Chestnut Walnut.

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    • 39 min
    Ep. 10: WaterfallTV ft. Michael Nau

    Ep. 10: WaterfallTV ft. Michael Nau

    Disclaimer: Waterfall TV was intended as a relaxing visual experience, but for those of you who would prefer to imagine the falls, we made this audio version. If you enjoy what you hear, Waterfall TV can be watched on YouTube or the Drifting Off Patreon page. Hope you will consider supporting and enjoy the episode...
    I've been collecting footage on tour and with the help of Marty Schousboe and an incredible score by Michael Nau, we've finally pieced it together. Ryan Dann did sound and Grant Farsi produced of course, in addition to making segments.
    Thanks for being patient and I hope you'll enjoy these falls,
    Joe
    Subscribe on Patreon to get episodes early and to access 8 Hour Max-Drift Versions and upcoming extended interviews. Plus, we depend on listener support since there are no ads: https://www.patreon.com/DriftingOffwithJoePera
    Michael Nau's upcoming tour: https://www.michaelnau.com/ 
    Joe's upcoming tour: https://joepera.com/shows

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    • 29 min
    Ep. 9: Ghosts of New York City ft. Ana Fabrega & Tom Delgado

    Ep. 9: Ghosts of New York City ft. Ana Fabrega & Tom Delgado

    Tom Delgado (NYC Tour Guide & Joe's old roommate) shares some spooky stories from New York City's history. Plus Ana Fabrega (Los Espookys) talks about home invasion.
    Subscribe on Patreon to get episodes early and to access 8 Hour Max-Drift Versions. Plus, we depend on listener support since there are no ads https://www.patreon.com/DriftingOffwithJoePera
    Check out Tom's Youtube and IG for more NYC History.
    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/tomasd00
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tomdnyc/
    Music and Sound Design by Ryan Dann.
    Produced by Grant Farsi for Chestnut Walnut
    If you haven't already - check out Joe's new standup special here:
    https://youtu.be/9_97zE4GRZk?feature=shared
    Happy Halloween!

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

gonna have him go you don't ,

Love it

It’s so funny and Joe pera just has one of those calm soothing voices and has great background sounds that are so soothing relaxing though his hiatus has made me sad we don’t get more

DeerOnTheRocks ,

Love it

Good job Joe

savvymavi ,

Such a treasure

Joe Pera is a treasure. Love all of his different projects, this podcast is so comforting. I have migraines, and this is so soothing when all I can do is lay in a dark room. I am so appreciative of the effort put into this for us all to enjoy. Thanks!

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