Season 1

Episode Guide

Full Episodes!

Episode 1″ through Episode 52″

Episode 52″ – Dr. Demento

Dave and Ethan interview Dr. Demento, the legendary radio broadcaster! Dr. Demento talks about his career and Weird Al on the last episode of Dave and Ethan’s first year!

Original Air Date – April 29, 2020 | 53:30

Episode 51″ – New York Times Staff Writer Sam Anderson

Dave and Ethan interview New York Times Staff Writer Sam Anderson, the journalist behind the highly acclaimed “The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic” article published in the April 12 edition of The New York Times Magazine.

Original Air Date – April 22, 2020 | 1:40:55

Episode 50″ – Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America

Dave and Ethan interview Chris Ballew – lead singer and front man of the band behind hits such as Lump, Peaches, and Kitty – The Presidents of the United States of America! Not only does Chris talk about having songs both covered and parodied by Weird Al – Dave and Ethan world premiere the original 1989 version of his song Going to a Weird Al Concert.

Original Air Date – April 15, 2020 | 1:30:58

Episode 49″ – Merchandise Manager Marnie Farlow

Dave and Ethan interview Weird Al’s touring merchandise manager, Marnie Farlow! She gives a behind the scenes look at what goes into the life of the person who manages the swag we love so very very much!

Original Air Date – April 8, 2020 | 1:14:58

Episode 48″ – Jackie Rossi

Dave and Ethan interview Weird Al super fan, podcast host, and published photographer, Jackie Rossi about her contributions to Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Weird Al: The Book, as well as her unique connection to one of the podcast hosts!

Original Air Date – April 1, 2020 | 1:01:39

Episode 47″ – VH1 Rock The House Winner Jason Altschul

Dave and Ethan interview Jason Altschul, the super fan that Weird Al surprised by redesigning his room on VH1’s Rock The House in 2002!

Original Air Date – March 25, 2020 | 52:10

Episode 46″ – Craig Billmeier aka Hot Lixx Hulahan

Dave and Ethan interview Craig Billmeier, known as the singer and lead guitarist for the late 90s Weird Al tribute album The “Weird” Al-bum with his band Your Mother, and as Hot Lixx Hulahan – world champion air guitarist!

Original Air Date – March 18, 2020 | 1:21:29

Episode 45″ – Top 5 Weird Al Album Cover Arts with Kelly Phillips (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan interview artist & illustrator Kelly Phillips about designing the cover art for Weird Al: Seriously – and we kick off part 1 of our discussion to determine the definitive top 5 “Weird Al” Yankovic album cover arts!

Original Air Date – March 11, 2020 | 1:16:51

Episode 44″ – Top 5 Weird Al Album Cover Arts with Kelly Phillips (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview artist & illustrator Kelly Phillips about designing the cover art for Weird Al: Seriously – and we kick off part 1 of our discussion to determine the definitive top 5 “Weird Al” Yankovic album cover arts!

Original Air Date – March 4, 2020 | 53:54

Episode 43″ – Lily E. Hirsch, “Weird Al: Seriously” Author

Dave and Ethan interview Lily E. Hirsch, author of the upcoming book Weird Al: Seriously – available March 15.

Original Air Date – February 26, 2020 | 1:09:00

Episode 42″ – William Anderson, Musician & Composer

Dave and Ethan interview William Anderson – Weird Al collaborator on early albums, touring band for the Stupid Tour, and music producer for The Weird Al Show – more recently known for his work as score composer for the TV show and related films for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Original Air Date – February 19, 2020 | 54:32

Episode 41″ – Mike Duquette, Editorial Supervisor for Squeeze Box

Dave and Ethan interview Mike Duquette of Sony & Legacy Recordings regarding his role as Editorial Supervisor for Weird Al’s Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic!

Original Air Date – February 12, 2020 | 1:10:07

Episode 40″ – Jonah Ray Live Event Interview

Dave and Ethan share their interview with Jonah Ray – recorded live in front of an audience and before a screening of UHF at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Original Air Date – February 5, 2020 | 1:04:37

Episode 39″ – Behind the Scenes of Our Live UHF/Jonah Ray Event

Dave and Ethan go behind the scenes of their live interview & UHF screening event with Jonah Ray at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on January 25, 2020.

Original Air Date – January 29, 2020 | 57:59

Episode 38″ – Lisa Popeil (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with the great vocalist & Weird Al collaborator Lisa Popeil! Also, fellow super fan Jeff McClelland calls in to dish on the big Weird Al magazine shoot, and designing the poster for Dave & Ethan’s event this weekend with Jonah Ray & UHF.

Original Air Date – January 22, 2020 | 1:21:44

Episode 37″ – Lisa Popeil (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan share part 1 of their interview with vocalist & longtime Weird Al collaborator – Lisa Popeil!

Original Air Date – January 15, 2020 | 1:04:36

Episode 36″ – Sheryl Northrop, Former Weird Al Publicist

Dave and Ethan interview Weird Al’s publicist from Alapalooza through Poodle Hat – Sheryl Northrop!

Original Air Date – January 8, 2020 | 1:28:46

Episode 35″ – Sean James, Al’s Hair & Makeup Artist

Dave and Ethan kick of 2020 by interviewing Weird Al’s hair and makeup artist – Sean James!

Original Air Date – January 1, 2020 | 1:12:08

Episode 34″ – Devo Spice, Derwood Bowen, & Metal Al!

Dave and Ethan interview comedy musician Devo Spice, as well as chat with Derwood Bowen and Chad Kelson, aka Metal Al, to wrap up their final episode of 2019!

Original Air Date – December 25, 2019 | 1:30:08

Episode 33″ – Weird Al’s Gallery 1988 Opening

Dave and Ethan discuss Ethan’s trip to Los Angeles – including attending the Weird Al Gallery 1988 opening, visiting Al’s Hollywood Star, and catching Jim “Kimo” West’s holiday slack key show!

Original Air Date – December 18, 2019 | 1:09:17

Episode 32″ – Frank (From the Bank) Sanchez

Dave and Ethan interview Frank (From the Bank) Sanchez – a Close Personal Friend of Al since high school, and best known by Al fans for playing bass guitar on the Placebo EP version of Weird Al’s “Happy Birthday.”

Original Air Date – December 11, 2019 | 48:03

Episode 31″ – Top 5 Off The Deep End Songs

Dave and Ethan determine the definitive top 5 songs off of Weird Al’s Off The Deep End album with help from super fan Alison Parsons.

Original Air Date – December 4, 2019 | 1:31:12

Episode 30″ – Dave and Ethan

Dave and Ethan turn the mics on themselves this week, and talk about their amazing Weird Al collections, funny concert and collection stories, and their personal Lame Claims to Fame. Plus, they announce their big UHF screening with Jonah Ray event coming in January!

Original Air Date – November 27, 2019 | 1:18:24

Episode 29″ – Director Tim Thompson

Dave and Ethan interview the director of Weird Al’s “Lame Claim to Fame” music video – as well as music videos for Reel Big Fish and MC Lars – Tim Thompson!

Original Air Date – November 20, 2019 | 1:10:44

Episode 28″ – The Gregory Brothers

Dave and Ethan interview Evan and Michael Gregory of The Gregory Brothers – known for their amazing Emmy-nominated comedy music including “Songify This – The Bed Intruder Song,” the theme song to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a song with Weird Al himself – “Bad Hombres/Nasty Women.”

Original Air Date – November 13, 2019 | 47:42

Episode 27″ – Unreleased Weird Al Music with Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz

Dave and Ethan sit down with Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz to listen to and talk about super rare and never-before-heard unreleased Weird Al music & audio clips!

Original Air Date – November 6, 2019 | 1:03:16

Episode 26″ – Russ McGarry & Weird Al Tattoos!

Dave and Ethan interview mystery guest Russ McGarry about his part in Al’s “Behind the Music” and “Set In Skin” – the celebrity fan tattoo special that brought Dave and Al together on TV. Dave also discusses the history behind his famed Weird Al tattoos.

Original Air Date – October 30, 2019 | 1:00:23

Episode 25″ – Judy Tenuta

Dave and Ethan interview “The Love Goddess” herself, Judy Tenuta! In addition to speaking with the famed comedian and Weird Al collaborator, Dave and Ethan celebrate Weird Al’s 60th birthday with special messages from friends and fans! It could happen!

Original Air Date – October 23, 2019 | 1:08:01

Episode 24″ – UHF Album with UHJeff

Dave and Ethan determine the definitive top 5 songs off of Weird Al’s UHF album with help from Jeff Nucera aka UHJeff – the illustrative Weird Al super fan, CPFOA mail keeper, and filmmaker.

Original Air Date – October 16, 2019 | 1:08:41

Episode 23″ – Scott Rogowsky

Dave and Ethan interview the quiz daddy himself – Scott Rogowsky – comedian and original host of HQ Trivia! Dave and Ethan also discuss Weird Al’s first album to be certified double-platinum, Weird Al t-shirt collecting, and they cast Breaking Bad with UHF characters (and vice versa)!

Original Air Date – October 9, 2019 | 46:50

Episode 22″ – Kelly Phillips

Dave and Ethan interview Kelly Phillips – illustrator, cartoonist & author of “Weird Me.”

Original Air Date – October 2, 2019 | 37:23

Episode 21″ – Comedian Dave Hill

Dave and Ethan interview comedian/musician/actor/author Dave Hill regarding his new book, “Parking The Moose,” and his past appearance with Weird Al.

Original Air Date – September 25, 2019 | 44:59

Episode 20″ – Rubén Valtierra

Dave and Ethan interview Rubén Valtierra – Weird Al’s hilarious longtime keyboard player!

Original Air Date – September 18, 2019 | 45:37

Episode 19″ – Portugal. The Man (John Gourley & Zach Carothers)

Dave and Ethan interview the world-famous Portugal. The Man founding members – John Gourley & Zach Carothers – about their love of Weird Al!

Original Air Date – September 11, 2019 | 53:36

Episode 18″ – Strings Attached Conductor Eric Roth

Dave and Ethan send off the String Attached Tour by interviewing the touring conductor of more than 50 performances – Eric Roth!

Original Air Date – September 4, 2019 | 50:06

Episode 17″ – Celebration of Al’s Hollywood Star with Vikki DeVries

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Weird Al getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Dave and Ethan welcome Vikki DeVries, treasurer and co-founder of the Weird Al Star Fund, to discuss her and Dave’s 15-year journey to successfully nominating and funding Al’s long-overdue star.

Original Air Date – August 28, 2019 | 1:13:52

Episode 16″ – Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz Returns

Dave and Ethan welcome Weird Al drummer, historian and archivist – Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz – back to the podcast!

Original Air Date – August 21, 2019 | 44:48

Episode 15″ – Jonah Ray

Dave and Ethan interview Jonah Ray – comedian & host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 – on the heels of the release of “You Can’t Call Me Al,” his Weird Al punk cover album.

Original Air Date – August 14, 2019 | 1:01:06

Episode 14″ – VIP Host JW Hallford

Dave and Ethan interview JW Hallford – the Weird Al VIP host & mastermind since the Mandatory Fun Tours!

Original Air Date – August 7, 2019 | 53:18

Episode 13″ – UHF Co-Star David Bowe (Part 2)

Part 2 of Dave and Ethan’s interview with David Bowe – known for playing the memorable Bob aka Bob-O the Clown in UHF! Dave and Ethan wrap up UHF month with a trivia-filled segment featuring none other than UHJeff!

Original Air Date – July 30, 2019 | 55:15

Episode 12″ – UHF Co-Star David Bowe (Part 1)

Part 1 of Dave and Ethan’s interview with David Bowe – known for playing the memorable Bob aka Bob-O the Clown in UHF! The 30th anniversary UHF celebration continues when Dave eats his first-ever Twinkie wiener sandwich.

Original Air Date – July 24, 2019 | 57:16

Episode 11″ – UHF Composer John Du Prez

Dave and Ethan continue their month-long celebration of UHF on its 30th anniversary by interviewing John Du Prez, composer of UHF, also known for his work on Spamalot, A Fish Called Wanda, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Life of Brian, among many others!

Original Air Date – July 17, 2019 | 46:56

Episode 10″ – Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz & UHF Filming Locations

Dave and Ethan continue their month-long UHF 30th Anniversary celebration with a discussion about UHF alongside Weird Al’s longtime drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz! Dave and Ethan also dig in to Dave’s trip to Tulsa, OK to visit UHF filming locations!

Original Air Date – July 10, 2019 | 48:14

Episode 9″ – UHF Collection & Susan McNabb Interview

Dave and Ethan kick off a month-long celebration of the 30th Anniversary of UHF with a discussion of rare and interesting UHF-related items in their Weird Al collections. Episode 9″ also features an interview with Susan McNabb – known for her writing, being the inspiration for the character Elaine on Seinfeld, and for her memorable appearance in the UHF music video!

Original Air Date – July 3, 2019 | 1:06:56

Episode 8″ – Comedian Eliot Chang & Top 5 Dare To Be Stupid Songs

Dave and Ethan interview national headliner comedian Eliot Chang – who happens to also be a huge Weird Al fan! Dave and Ethan then collectively determine the definitive top 5 songs – in order! – from Weird Al’s 1985 album, Dare To Be Stupid.

Original Air Date – June 26, 2019 | 49:26

Episode 7″ – Mr. Lawrence

Dave and Ethan interview the multi-talented Mr. Lawrence – known for his voice work on Spongebob Squarepants as Plankton and Larry the Lobster, among others, the voice of Filburt on Rocko’s Modern Life, and for illustrating the cover art on Weird Al’s The Food Album compilation!

Original Air Date – June 19, 2019 | 53:46

Episode 6″ – MC Lars

Dave and Ethan interview MC Lars – a rapper who doesn’t shy away from nerdy topics nor his love for Weird Al! We learn about his collaboration with Weird Al himself, as well as his own personal Lame Claim to Fame, right on the heels of the release of his brand new album, The Dewey Decibel System – available now!

Original Air Date – June 12, 2019 | 41:26

Episode 5″ – Weird Al Orchestrator Scott O’ Neil

Dave and Ethan interview accomplished conductor and orchestrator Scott O’Neil. Scott shares his experiences working with Weird Al to orchestrate songs for the Strings Attached tour. He mentions working with other comedy music legends and gives an inside look at the process to perfect the orchestrations for some of Weird Al’s most notable works.

This episode mentions songs that will be played on the Strings Attached tour, so if you’d rather be surprised when you attend, please listen to this episode shortly after!

Original Air Date – June 5, 2019 | 52:47

Episode 4″ – Kyle Carrozza aka TV’s Kyle & Tour Speculation!

UPDATE: This episode was recorded and released prior to the arrest of Kyle A. Carrozza. Dave & Ethan’s 2000″ Weird Al Podcast strongly condemn Mr. Carrozza’s alleged actions, and offer our deepest sympathies to all who may have been victimized.

ORIGINAL: Dave and Ethan interview Kyle Carrozza aka TV’s Kyle – creator and star of Cartoon Network’s Mighty Magiswords. Learn about the origin of Weird Al’s appearance on Mighty Magiswords and learn how you can support Kyle’s new album via Kickstarter! Dave and Ethan also speculate on Weird Al’s Strings Attached Tour and talk about special centimeter bonus episodes, as well as which shows they will be attending. Frank compiles a special segment to celebrate Ethan’s birthday!

Original Air Date – May 29, 2019 | 1:05:43

Episode 3″ – Jeff Nucera aka UHJeff

Dave and Ethan interview Weird Al super fan, trivia master, and Close Personal Friends of Al (CPFOA) mail person – Jeff Nucera aka UHJeff!

Original Air Date – May 22, 2019 | 40:30

Episode 2″ – Squeeze Box Designers Meghan Foley & Annie Stoll

Dave and Ethan interview Meghan Foley & Annie Stoll, the Grammy Award-winning graphic designers behind Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic!

Original Air Date – May 15, 2019 | 44:16

Episode 1″ – Jim “Kimo” West

In the very first episode, Dave and Ethan introduce the podcast, premiere the amazing theme song, and interview Weird Al’s longtime Grammy-nominated guitarist, Jim “Kimo” West.

Original Air Date – May 8, 2019 | 49:53