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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.

Verge of the Dude Lance Anderson writer and storyteller

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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.

    The Lonesome Podcaster (Original Scroll)

    The Lonesome Podcaster (Original Scroll)

    Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about taking a second crack at the "podcast novel" using a new program that might really tie the room together.

    QUOTE: "When I first saw S-Town in my mind's eye."

    PEOPLE: Individual-1, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Al Matthews, Blayney Matthews, Joan Anderson, Yogi Berra, John Clellon Holmes, Lewis MacAdams, Jack Kerouac

    PLACES: Venice, The Gas House, Burbank, Wildwood Canyon, Downtown Los Angeles, Universal City, East Valley, Cahuenga Pass 

    • 23 min
    Cassavetes on Columbo

    Cassavetes on Columbo

    Hey Dude, I express my deep love for the TV show Columbo after watching "pioneer of American cinema" John Cassavetes guest star alongside his friend and collaborator Peter Falk.

    QUOTE: "I started to measure time by how many Columbos" 

    PEOPLE: Howard Hughes

    ACTORS/FILMMAKERS: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner, Myrna Loy, Martin Scorsese, Gena Rowlands, Wim Wenders, Joseph Dougherty, Ben Gazzara 

    TV/FILMS: The Rockford Files, Columbo, Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence

    • 18 min
    A Shaggy Passage to India

    A Shaggy Passage to India

    Hey Dude, I ramble about my "fans" in Pakistan back in the year 2000 and my excitement about my new surge of listeners in India. 

    PEOPLE: George Clooney, Joseph Campbell

    PLACES: Pakistan, England, Europe, Scotland, Canada, Los Angeles Valley College, India

    THINGS: This American Life, 9/11, FBI, DHS, Department of Justice, comparative religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hero with a 1000 Faces.

    • 12 min
    Our Dinner with Woody

    Our Dinner with Woody

    Hey Dude, I called to riff about recording my Uncle Woody's fantastic stories and to geek the enduring influence of the film My Dinner with Andre. 

    PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Howard Hughes, Blayney F. Matthews, Jack L. Warner, Al Matthews, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Ed Masry, Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich, Danny Wolf

    PLACES: Los Angeles, Venice, The Gas House, Angeles National Forest, Altadena

    THINGS: Theme Time Radio Hour, SiriusXM, Heaven's Door, Outlaw Country

    • 13 min
    Yosemite Fool's Gold

    Yosemite Fool's Gold

    Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about the time my dad and I dodged a bullet up in California Gold Rush country.

    PEOPLE: Tom Bopp

    PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Yukon, Alaska, California Gold Rush Country, Yosemite, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Wawona, Central Valley

    THINGS: Yukon Gold, El Capitan, Half Dome, California State Route 49, California State Route 140, California State Route 41, Ozark

    • 16 min
    Marc of the Joker

    Marc of the Joker

    Hey Dude, I finally watched Joker, so now I can belatedly make amends to "podcast pioneer" Marc Maron for not coming to his defense against the comic book geeks.

    QUOTE: "Some people aren't in on the joke. That applies to their lives too."

    PEOPLE: Johnny Cash, Andy Kaufman, Steven Wright, Brother Theodore, Sandra Bernhard, David Letterman

    FILMMAKERS: Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, John Williams, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper...

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

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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.

Silly Yogi ,

Love it!

Lance is raw, real and funny. Verge of the Dude is a great escape.

ToasterBoy ,

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.

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