Season 5

Episode Guide

Full Episodes!


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