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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 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.

    Howard Hughes and The Americans

    Howard Hughes and The Americans

    Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about Howard Hughes and his dirty fingerprints all over the 20th century. I also admit to going on a 48 hour binge of The Americans. 
    QUOTE: "Another time, another dime."
    PEOPLE: Ray Liotta, Edward Albee, James Ellroy, Howard Hughes, JKF, RFK, Larry O'Brien, Richard Nixon, Robert Maheu, Blayney F. Matthews, J.L. Warner, Keri Russell
    PLACES: Watergate Hotel, Iowa, California, Shoreline Village, Long Beach
    THINGS: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, American Tabloid, Watergate, Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, DNC, aviation
    TV/FILM: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Licorice Pizza, The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark, The Americans, Mission Impossible, Warner Bros., Felicity
    SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, jet, birds, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes 
    GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal
    PHOTO: "Shoreline Village Chimes" iPhone XS
    RECORDED: May 29, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California
    GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.
    HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)
    DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

    • 15 min
    Radio Killed the Podcasting Star

    Radio Killed the Podcasting Star

    Hey Dude, while listening to KPCC on the radio, I heard a mashup episode of Snap Judgement and Love + Radio, featuring Nick van der Kolk interviewing Glynn Washington. The whole thing made me trip on the blurred lines between podcasting and radio.
    QUOTE: "I freakin' love radio."
    CHARACTERS: Will Smith, Chris Rock, Nick van der Kolk, Glynn Washington, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Evo Terra, Tee Morris, Tim Coyne, Lightnin' Hopkins, Les Blank, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf
    SETTINGS: Wawona, Ukraine, Altadena, Los Angeles, The Brewery Art Colony, Barbara's at the Brewery
    PODCASTS/RADIO: Verge of the Fringe, Love + Radio, KPCC, Snap Judgement, Podcast Hall of Fame, Dawn and Drew, Keith and the Girl, Podcasting for Dummies, Podiobooks, Podcamp, Podcast Movement, National Public Radio, Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, SiriusXM
    THINGS: Kombucha, Motion Picture Academy, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rough and Rowdy Ways, Every Grain of Sand, Blowin' in the Wind, Blues, Video Killed the Radio Star
    SOUNDS: Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes footsteps, birds, jet, freeway, virgin cocktail, horn
    GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal
    PHOTO: "Wawona Podcast Studio" iPhone XS
    RECORDED: April 2, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California
    GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.
    HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)
    DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.
     
     

    • 18 min
    Kerouac 100, Anderson 17

    Kerouac 100, Anderson 17

    Hey Dude, I riff about the relative indifference to Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday by the popular culture, and how my 17th anniversary in podcasting was politely ignored.
    QUOTE: "He loves the word sad, I love the word sad."
    PEOPLE: Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Doors, Patti Smith
    PLACES: Altadena, Zane Grey Estate, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Broadway
    THINGS: #Kerouac100, Health-Ade Kombucha, spontaneous prose, Interstate Highways, Route 66, Academy Awards, manual typewriter, Talk Nerdy to Me, Let It Go
    SOUNDS: wind, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes jet, airplane, virgin cocktail, footsteps
    GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal
    PHOTO: "Here Comes the Sun" iPhone XS
    RECORDED: March 15, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California
    GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.
    HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)
    DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

    • 13 min
    Shia LaBeouf and his So Called Mom

    Shia LaBeouf and his So Called Mom

    Hey Dude, two years ago I was in a mad dash to pack my stuff to move out of the Zane Grey Estate, when suddenly actor Shia LaBeouf was standing in the middle of my messy studio apartment.
    QUOTE: "That's one hell of a mom!"
    PEOPLE: Dean Whitbread, Zane Grey, Shia LaBeouf
    PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Altadena, Burbank
    THINGS: history of podcasting, artist, foyer, Nymphomaniac (film), embargoed, Ripley's,
    SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes 
    GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal
    PHOTO: "Three Burbank Palms" iPhone XS
    RECORDED: February 22, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California
    GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.
    HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)
    DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

    • 16 min
    Joe Frank Experiment (Featuring Stan Hillas)

    Joe Frank Experiment (Featuring Stan Hillas)

    BONUS EPISODE: A few years ago, my late friend Stan Hillas and I were working on creating a piece about radio pioneer Joe Frank in a Joe Frank style. Set in the mid-90's, the story is about an old girlfriend, who along with her Julie Christie lookalike friend fantasized about meeting Joe Frank.
    Music and sound design by Stan Hillas.
    PEOPLE: Joe Frank, Spalding Gray, Ray Bradbury, Julie Christie Laurie Anderson, O.J. Simpson, Dan Klass, Martin Scorsese
    PLACES: The Wiltern, Glendale, New Orleans
    THINGS: Fahrenheit 451, performance art, podcasting, witchcraft
    GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal
    PHOTO: Joe Frank Stan
    RECORDED: 2018?
    HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)
    DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.
     

    • 12 min
    A Year of Living Without Drinking

    A Year of Living Without Drinking

    Hey Dude, on the Day of the Dead I quietly celebrated a year without drinking. Meanwhile a random 50,000-Watt punch to the gut leads to a new lease on life.
    QUOTE: "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the drum."
    PEOPLE: Chris Lambert, Kristin Smart, Robert Towne, Spalding Gray, Jack Kerouac
    PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Notre Dame High School, North Hollywood High School
    THINGS: circus, 2020 Election, Day of the Dead, baseball, Your Own Backyard Podcast, Radio, Dodgers, Opening Day, 50,000-Watts, quicksand, Back to the Future, playwright, Monster in a Box, On the Road, The Sun Also Rises, MacGuffin, Rosebud, AA, 12-Steps
    SOUNDS: crow, necklace charms, jet, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, wind, propeller airplane, helicopter.
    GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal
    PHOTO: "Enchanted Lance at Descanso" via Marisol's iPhone XS
    RECORDED: November 4, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California
    GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.
    HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)
    DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.
     

    • 22 min

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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.

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Love it!

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

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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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