Season 5

About The Show

Too Many Podcasts! It's The Season 5 Postseason!

Jan. 27, 2021

Seriously? Five seasons already???And what a ride it's been. I particularly enjoyed this season for getting to talk to folks from so many different walks of life. It's always fun to hear about stuff you've never heard before…

Author Performing Arts

The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Billy Van Zandt! (Season 5 Finale)

Jan. 22, 2021

It's so cool when I get to interview such creative and multi-talented people for my season finales, don't you think? Billy Van Zandt certainly fits the bill. His publicist Jian, who was also a HUGE help in setting up the int…

Performing Arts

The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Shannan Wilson! (featuring a bonus music track)

Jan. 20, 2021

It was a real treat meeting Shannan. As I noted in the episode, I was sort of expecting someone who can play dramatic, intense roles to be super- serious. Wrong!! She was the type of fun guest I love interviewing in The Scre…

YouTuber

Cody Langley of "POPular Opinion" POPS in!

Jan. 15, 2021

"I'm pretty Southern. You might need subtitles for me." So said today's guest. Hey, if Cody was able to understand me, I wouldn't need subtitles. I was surprised that I'd learn even more about Funko Pops, when I never even k…

Movie Talk

We're "Goin' Hollywood" with JD and The Ghost! (and I forgot to pack my bronzer!)

Jan. 13, 2021

So, who do you usually discuss movies with? Your friends,right? Whether it's a debate or a dialogue reference, those are best saved for your buddies. Which leads to a natural creation of 'Goin ' Hollywood " by JD and The Gho…

Nerd Culture Podcaster

1/3 of the "Three Geeks Podcast" + 1/2 of "Mat Talk"=Jason Taylor!

Jan. 8, 2021

Okay, so I'm not really good at math! And considering my mic went kerflooey right before the interview, not good at technology either (Update: Thanks to the folks at Samson for helping me out after the episode was recorded. …

Author

The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Steven Jay Rubin!

Jan. 6, 2021

So, what could I, a sherpa who hasn't seen a single Bond movie, learn from the author of the encyclopedia of James Bond movies? A lot, apparently! Steve is a guy who has clearly done his homework, and knows how to share his …

Performing Arts YouTuber

Magician Anthony Presciutti Makes the Sherpa Disappear! (Wait, you were WISHING for That??!)

Jan. 1, 2021

I grew up being really into magic for some time. I love close-up and a good card trick. There used to be "Magic" magazine, where you'd actually get blueprints to build stage illusions Unfortunately, my parents' homeowners' i…

Performing Arts

The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Liz Priestley!

Dec. 30, 2020

True story: Within 5 minutes of meeting on Zoom, Liz and I were already giggly. She liked my Paul McCartney impression, too. Or, maybe someone spiked my yak milk, I'm not sure. Liz is the type of person that you can't help …

Guest: Liz Priestley
Author Podcaster

Pigeon Hunting (No, not really!) with the Multi-Talented Katherine Brodsky of "Mind The Future"!!

Dec. 25, 2020

What a great Christmas present for an interview! Soooo much fun talking with Katherine, who's got too many talents ("Too Many Talents!" Does the Sherpa smell a podcast sequel?) that I can list in this space. I don't think I'…

Interesting Occupations True Crime

Why can Sarah Alcorn of "Ivy League Murders" hunt down clues, while the Sherpa lives life without one?

Dec. 23, 2020

I got to speak to two amazing ladies this week, Rebels, and these interviews were so fascinating.! Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sarah Alcorn, a PI, who co-hosts this true crime podcast. The lady really knows a …

Podcaster Sports

John Orlando's podcast is PVD-lightful! (Seriously,...I couldn't come up with a more clever title???!!)

Dec. 18, 2020

This was a fun interview, Rebels. I felt John was a really interesting guest, and I'm glad you get to hear this interview. I, too, had aspirations of becoming a pro wrestler, but I kept putting the mask on backwards. Which m…

Podcaster

Buckle Up! It's time to visit William Walley in the "World of Walley"!

Dec. 16, 2020

William Walley strikes me as a guy who could do a podcast solo and fill it with stories about his life. I'm sure he can draw upon his wealth of experiences quite easily. It was lots of fun getting to know him, even if he was…

Nerd Culture

Tuning In (and Geeking out) to "Earth Station One", with Mike Faber!!

Dec. 11, 2020

Not to sound like a broken record (Um, doesn't a broken record make no sound?) but I love episodes where I get to learn stuff. Mike Faber was the perfect guy to introduce me to the "con" (convention) world. Especially for s…

Director

The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Richard Burgin!

Dec. 9, 2020

Richard Burgin was really interesting to talk to. I won't give away too much, but you'll hear the inspiration behind "Fang", and how he used the tools and skills he has to get the project off the ground. I'm sure when his mo…

Interesting Occupations

The Election's Over, but Vote for Middagh Goodwin, Anyway!

Dec. 4, 2020

Before we started our interview, my first words to Middagh were, "Okay, I'm jealous." To which he responded, "Of what?" Well, I won't name names, but he was in a picture standing next to an 80's rocker I've been trying to ge…

Podcaster Performing Arts

Michael Spedden of "Fowl Players Radio" : from Hair-band god to Operatic Viking getting a structured settlement! (Well, kind of...)

Dec. 2, 2020

Seriously, could I keep mispronouncing Mike's name? ( The last name, not the first!) Mike is one of those people that you talk to for a short time, but you feel like you've known him a long time. He's much more than your ave…

Nerd Culture

It's the guys from " Canned Air"! (Which is NOTHING like "Podcast In A Mason Jar")

Nov. 27, 2020

I can imagine Jack, Jeremy, and Randy running the world's coolest comic book and video store, after this interview. They have a deep passion for comics, movies, video games, etc., and it really shows. They love playing games…

Food

Gators and Ducks and Gizmos, Oh my! It's Andy Imhof of "Pardon My Fork"!!

Nov. 25, 2020

So if it's real time, you're hearing this the day before Thanksgiving in the U.S. So, I'm guessing you're hungry already! I really learned alot from Andy and had fun doing so, talking about cooking, foodsport, and how to rai…

Performing Arts Music YouTuber

Yo, DJ, play that Podcast! Darran Bruce of "The DJ Sessions" is in the Mix!

Nov. 20, 2020

Darran Bruce strikes me as a guy who likes to be ahead of the curve. As opposed to me. who tends to trip on it, and get tangled up in it. What he says about playing copyrighted material is very important to podcasters,becaus…

Music

The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

Nov. 18, 2020

I really enjoyed talking to Scotty as much as I did mixing in the band's music for this episode! You can't just sit still and listen to it, although I must say my jitterbugging skills need serious repair, as do 2 lamps, a to…

Performing Arts

(Friday the 13th at) The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet C.J. Graham! (Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives)

Nov. 13, 2020

All the time that I was interviewing C.J. Graham, I wondered to myself "What does it take to get into the right mindset to play a homicidal maniac?" Then, I realized, well, I used to work for one, so why not draw on that? Bu…

Interesting Occupations Education

Class is In Session-with Scott Hopkins!

Nov. 11, 2020

True Story: Sherpa Mom worked in my elementary school for 30 years. Do you know what it's like to be 10 and your principal is knocking on your door? (Well, maybe YOU do, Mr- Authority- doesn't- scare- me.) Actually, it makes…

Sports

Double Podcaster Jb Ellis Shuts Out A Slam-Dunk Field Goal! (...Or Something Like That?)

Nov. 6, 2020

This show was recorded a bit differently. These are 2 interviews recorded on Jb's end( I called into his) combined into 1 and mixed on mine. (Did you really need to know that? Well probably not, but for those of you who were…

Sports

Hey Michael Jordan! How about Space Jammin' with Brian Snow (today's guest)??

Nov. 5, 2020

This is a guy with dedication-and such a love of sports! Brian had such great stories of his experiences as a sportscaster. And it's WAY more than , " I showed up, I provided commentary," trust me. I liked his stories of how…

Sports

It's Season 5-"Sports Week" Tips Off with Coach Scott Fields!

Nov. 4, 2020

Welcome to Season 5! So, do you love sports? Well then, my friend, you've come to the right place! Don't love sports? No worries, you'll like the podcasters for these 3 days. I had so much fun with all of them...and I'm not …