Season 5

Episode Guide

Full Episodes!


Episode 214″ – Eric Appel Returns (Part 3)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with Eric Appel, co-writer and director of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, as he shares more insights about the film including how they almost were unable to use the song “Eat It.” Eric also tells Dave and Ethan the official answer for what they make at the factory!

Original Air Date – December 6, 2023 | 56:21

Episode 213″ – Eric Appel Returns (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan are joined by WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story director & co-writer Eric Appel for part 2 of his interview. The interview explores the origin of Hay Boy, the actors considered to portray Al and why Daniel Radcliffe was ultimately chosen, the evolution and casting of the Grotto scene and much more that you seriously can’t afford to not hear!

Original Air Date – November 29, 2023 | 1:10:04

Episode 212″ – Eric Appel Returns (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan are joined by Eric Appel – the director and co-writer of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story! With the digital film released and gearing up for a physical release – Eric shares incredible insights on the film and his process working on the film. Eric even reveals a scene written for the film that went unused that he hasn’t previously revealed!

Original Air Date – November 22, 2023 | 59:57

Episode 211″ – Captain Jen E, Improv Ventriloquist

Dave and Ethan interview live-streamer, musician, and improv ventriloquist Captain Jen E! Joined by her puppets aka ‘people of fabric,’ she regularly streams on TikTok and Twitch under the name @CaptainJen_E, where she covers everything from rock to rap and hip hop to Weird Al’s versatile catalogue!

Original Air Date – November 8, 2023 | 43:31

Episode 210″ – Ray Padgett

Dave and Ethan interview author and music expert Ray Padgett about Weird Al’s inclusion in his books as well as his in-depth interview with Weird Al regarding his most notable cover songs.

Original Air Date – November 1, 2023 | 54:48

Episode 209″ – Top 5 Polka Party! Songs

Dave and Ethan work together to determine the definitive top five songs on Weird Al’s 4th studio album, Polka Party!

Original Air Date – October 25, 2023 | 1:00:11

Episode 208″ – Weird Al Q&A with Andy Borowitz at the 2023 New Yorker Festival Recap

Dave and Ethan share their experience of attending the Weird Al Q&A with Andy Borowitz at the 2023 New Yorker Festival at Webster Hall in New York City on October 7th. They talk about the event as well as the rest of their weekend together – including a surprising meeting with another one of their favorite celebrities.

Original Air Date – October 11, 2023 | 1:19:26

Episode 207″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 5)

Dave and Ethan conclude their epic 5-part interview with Dan Butts, production designer for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story. He talks scene by scene through the end of the film, talks about his cut cameo, and shares amusing Weird Al-related anecdotes.

Original Air Date – October 4, 2023 | 43:34

Episode 206″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 4)

Dave and Ethan continue their interview with WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story Production Designer Dan Butts! Dan talks through the props and locations of the film from the iconic pool party through the epic diner fight. He unearths incredible trivia along the way that you do not want to miss!

Original Air Date – September 27, 2023 | 56:24

Episode 205″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 3)

Dave and Ethan are joined by production designer Dan Butts for part 3 of his interview. He continues to dive deep and share secrets from the set of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story – including a controversy surrounding ‘Hay Boy,’ why the melting face in the LSD trip almost didn’t happen, and uncovers tons of Easter eggs.

Original Air Date – September 13, 2023 | 1:20:29

Episode 204″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan’s interview continues with production designer Dan Butts. On this episode, Dan dives into his work on WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, including the secret Arrested Development prop that cameos, the actor he pitched to play Dr. Demento, and his process to recreate Weird Al’s childhood bedroom. Dan also talks about working with Pee-wee Herman, Flight of the Conchords, Mr. Show, and more!

Original Air Date – August 23, 2023 | 1:13:11

Episode 203″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview Dan Butts – the production designer for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story and decades of other projects with Weird Al. On this episode, Dan shares how he ended up in Weird Al’s bedroom, discusses his work on Weird Al music videos, reveals his mistake that left Al furious, and the surprising fate of an iconic music video prop.

Original Air Date – August 16, 2023 | 1:09:12

Episode 202″ – WEIRD Editor Jamie Kennedy

Dave and Ethan interview Jamie Kennedy, the Emmy-nominated editor of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story! She shares an inside look into the editing process, filmed scenes that were changed or cut, and even a deadly prediction among other exclusive trivia about the movie.

Original Air Date – August 9, 2023 | 1:17:09

Episode 201″ – Comedy Writer Rob Kutner

Dave and Ethan interview comedy writer Rob Kutner! Along with his impressive career writing for CONAN and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he helped bring a Weird Al song into existence and just released the book Snot Goblins and Other Tasteless Tales which features a Weird Al joke on the back cover!

Original Air Date – July 26, 2023 | 1:01:38

Episode 200″ – Jim “Kimo” West: New Album and Tour Talk

For their historic 200th inch episode, Dave and Ethan welcome back their very first guest, Weird Al’s Grammy Award-winning guitarist, Jim “Kimo” West! Kimo talks about his brand new album, shares stories and insights from the recent Weird Al tour, and his thoughts on seeing a character based on him in WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story.

The guys also premiere some very special never-before-released audio!

Original Air Date – July 19, 2023 | 1:21:09

Episode 199″ – Laura Pursell (Tonya Harding in Headline News)

Dave and Ethan interview ‘Tonya Harding’ from Weird Al’s “Headline News” music video – singer, musician, and ice skater Laura Pursell! Laura shares how she got the role, her experiences on set, her famous father, and assaulting an A-list celebrity.

Original Air Date – June 28, 2023 | 1:04:05

Episode 198″ – WEIRD Composers Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson

Dave and Ethan interview Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson, the composers for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story. Well known for their work on Cobra Kai, Leo and Zach break down their process for scoring WEIRD, and Zach reveals the obscure first project he worked on with Weird Al.

Original Air Date – June 14, 2023 | 49:17

Episode 197″ – WEIRD Animation Producer Josh Pilch (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story animation producer, Josh Pilch! Josh takes you behind the scenes and shares what didn’t make it in to the WEIRD Amish sketchbook scene, as well as how he added his own spin as director for Weird Al’s animated “Your Horoscope For Today” music video.

Original Air Date – June 7, 2023 | 1:02:48

Episode 196″ – WEIRD Animation Producer Josh Pilch (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview Josh Pilch, a Creative Director at Augenblick Studios. Josh produced the animated Amish sketchbook segment in WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story and directed Weird Al’s animated “Your Horoscope For Today” music video.

Original Air Date – May 24, 2023 | 53:13

Episode 195″ – Ludicris Lorri MacMillan Returns (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan are joined by Ludicris Lorri MacMillan to conclude her second interview! She discusses her personal decades-long friendship with Weird Al, and spills the tea on appearing in the music videos for “The Saga Begins” and “Headline News.”

Original Air Date – May 17, 2023 | 49:35

Episode 194″ – Ludicris Lorri MacMillan Returns (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan welcome Ludicris Lorri MacMillan back to the podcast and discuss her witnessing Weird Al write the “Another One Rides The Bus” lyrics.  Lorri shares her experiences dating Weird Al in college, remaining friends through the decades, and meeting and introducing Weird Al to other celebrities.

Original Air Date – May 10, 2023 | 51:30