Logo by Fawn Siemsen

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 12: Tom Clark

On the final episode of 2008, Rick is joined by comedian Tom Clark. You can learn about Tom's upcoming appearances and information on how to purchase his cd "Timeless Classic" and his DVD "Awkward Moments with Tom Clark " by visiting his website http://www.tomclark.com

Here's Episode 12:

Stream it!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Host and Guest: Holiday Edition 2008

In this non-cannon entry of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Andy Berman, Carl Habermehl and Mike Schmalz of the Robot Breakdancing Union as they promote their upcoming podcast "The Robot Breakdancing Union Anthology". You can learn more about RBU at http://www.myspace.com/robotbreakdancingunion

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Host and Guest...meaning me, Rick Katschke! Thanks for listening!

Here's the Holiday Edition of Host and Guest:

Stream it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 11: Glen Phillips

Rick is joined by musician Glen Phillips, best known for his work with the band Toad the Wet Sprocket. You can learn more about Glen by visiting his website at http://glenphillips.com/

His recent project Plover is available at: http://plovermusic.com/

For information on his upcoming album with Works Progress Administration, visit their Mypsace page at http://www.myspace.com/wpaband

Here's Episode 11:

Stream it!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Episode 10: Stella (David Wain, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter)

Rick sits down with the comedy group Stella after their performance at the Vic Theater in Chicago. You can check out all the pertinent information about Stella at their website http://www.stellacomedy.com

You can also visit the individual websites of David Wain, Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black at the following links:


Here's Episode 10:

Stream it!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 9: Patrick Schmitz

In this very barebones edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Patrick Schmitz. the writer and director of the play Rudolph The Pissed Off Reindeer. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.freewebs.com/alchemistlounge/rudolph.htm Hopefully my computer crisis will be over soon and the show will be back to normal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Stream it!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Break

Dear listeners,

There is no episode this week due to a frantic past two weeks of working where I have not had the chance to venture out into the world of comedians and musicians. I had recorded a five minute "Host and Guestless" episode, but decided that it really was of no value and I did not want to diminish the entity of "Host and Guest". From my vantage point, I don't foresee another break happening until April, but it all boils down to which guests I'm able to get on the show. Worst case scenario, maybe we'll take a breather every eight to ten weeks.

But, if you are feeling empty, head on over to http://internetsmaximumpotential.blogspot.com/ and listen to the entire series Drew Steck and I made earlier this year. Each episode is just over an hour, so it is substantially longer.

Be sure to enjoy your Thanksgiving. My big advice is to not eat a whole lot on Wednesday, because it enhances the enjoyment of eating so much on Thursday and Friday. Just my two cents.

Talk to you next week,
Rick Katschke

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 8: John Munson

Rick is overjoyed to be joined by John Munson of The New Standards, Semisonic, Trip Shakespeare, the Flops and the Twilight Hours. For more information on the New Standards, visit http://thenewstandards.com/ and for the Twilight Hours, check out http://www.thetwilighthours.com/ This episode features special audible appearances by Chan Poling and Steve Roehm.

Here's Episode 8

Stream it!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Slight delay on Episode 8

Usually we have an episode up every Monday night at the latest, but archive.org is having some trouble right now. Sorry folks, it should be fixed by tuesday.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 7: D. Kent Watson

In the longest show yet, Rick is joined by D. Kent Watson of Atlatl and Buffalo E.I and Greg. You can listen to Atlatl at http://www.myspace.com/atlatlband and you can check out the sounds of Buffalo E.I. and Greg at the very long html link of http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=7964181

Here's Episode 7:

Stream it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 6: The Alloy Orchestra

Rick is joined by Ken Winokur, the director of the Alloy Orchestra. The Alloy Orchestra is a three-man ensemble that write and perform accompaniment for classic silent films. For more information on the Alloy Orchestra, including performance dates and information on purchasing CDs and DVDs featuring their music, visit http://www.alloyorchestra.com/

Here's Episode 6:

Stream it!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 5: The Found Footage Festival

Rick is joined by Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett of the Found Footage Festival. You can purchase all 3 volumes of the Found Footage Festival at http://www.foundfootagefest.com/. You can also learn more about Nick and Joe's movie "Dirty Country" at http://www.dirtycountrymovie.com/

Here's Episode 5:

Stream it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 4: Chris Hardwick

Rick is joined by comedian Chris Hardwick. Chris was the host of the MTV game show"Singled Out" which he hosted with both Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra during the mid-90s. He currently appears on G4's "Attack of the Show" and authors the popular blog, The Nerdist. Chris is also one half of the band Hard 'N Phirm.

Here's Episode 4:

Stream it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 3: The Sklar Brothers

On the third installment of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Randy and Jason Sklar. The Sklar Brothers currently star in the web series, Back On Topps, which is a mix of their ESPN Classic show Cheap Seats and Arrested Development. You can watch Back on Topps at http://www.backontopps.com/. Their most recent cd, Sklar Maps, is available on iTunes and at http://www.aspecialthing.com/

Here's Episode 3:

Stream it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Love the closing theme song? Be sure to check out Tinyfolk

Tinyfolk created the closing theme song. You can check out his entire catalogue of music, all for free, at http://www.cllct.com

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 2: Jimmy Pardo

In the second episode, Rick is joined by comedian Jimmy Pardo of the podcast Never Not Funny (http://www.pardcast.com/). You can purchase Jimmy's cd, Pompous Clown, on iTunes and at http://www.aspecialthing.com/. For more information on Jimmy Pardo, visit his website http://www.jimmypardo.com/

Here's Episode 2:

Stream it!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Host and Guest Episode 1: D.A. Wallach (of Chester French)

In the first episode of Host and Guest, host Rick Katschke is joined by D.A. Wallach of the band Chester French. Chester French's album, "Love the Future", will be released on Star Trak/Interscope in February 2009. You can check them out at http://www.myspace.com/chesterfrench

Here's Episode 1:

Stream it!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Host and Guest to begin imminently!

Don't miss the origin story of Host and Guest, hopefully available to all by the end of this week/beginning of next week.

Friday, July 11, 2008

"Host and Guest" Coming Soon...

"Host and Guest", a new podcast by Rick Katschke is coming soon. The first season will begin after the current run of "The Internet's Maximum Potential" finishes up in August. In the meantime, continue to enjoy that program.