Season 3

Episode Guide

Full Episodes!

Episode 105″ through Episode 156″

Episode 156″ – Brad Hebert (King of the Spreadsheets)

Dave and Ethan interview the king of the spreadsheets himself – Brad Hebert! Brad is the Weird Al fan that created the infamous spreadsheet that meticulously catalogued every song played on the 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. On the heels of the new tour, will Brad continue his royal reign in 2022? And just what DOES he have printed on his bedsheets?

Original Air Date – April 27, 2022 | 1:05:30

Episode 155″ – Lily E. Hirsch Returns (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with Lily E. Hirsch, author of the brand new expanded edition paperback, Weird Al Seriously. Lily learns what Dave and Ethan didn’t agree with in her new book, and shares insights into her future projects.

Original Air Date – April 20, 2022 | 45:21

Episode 154″ – Lily E. Hirsch Returns (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan welcome author Lily E. Hirsch back to the podcast to discuss the brand new expanded paperback edition of her excellent book, Weird Al Seriously. Lily talks about what was missing from the original version of the book and the important role Dave & Ethan’s 2000″ Weird Al Podcast played in writing this new version of the book.

Original Air Date – April 13, 2022 | 51:29

Episode 153″ – Ludicris Lorri MacMillan (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan finish their interview with Ludicris Lorri MacMillan (O’Grady) of The Dr. Demento Show. Lorri shares stories of when she dated Weird Al in 1980, including their adventures going to The Dr. Demento Show, recording The Weird Al Show on his college radio station, hi-jinx in and around San Luis Obispo, and seeing The Knack with Weird Al (and his special gift for the band).

Original Air Date – April 6, 2022 | 40:21

Episode 152″ – Ludicris Lorri MacMillan (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview Ludicris Lorri MacMillan (O’Grady) of The Dr. Demento Show. Not only is Lorri a fan and friend of Weird Al – she dated him in 1980! Lorri also owns the original handwritten “My Bologna” lyrics as published in Stephen Bishop’s Songs in the Rough book.

Original Air Date – March 30, 2022 | 43:44

Episode 151″ – Puzzle Masters Eric Berlin and Joe Bohanon

Dave and Ethan welcome puzzle masters Eric Berlin and Joe Bohanon to the podcast. Eric constructed a crossword puzzle with Weird Al for the New York Times, and together, Eric and Joe were part of a very special and obscure Weird Al appearance at the 2022 MIT Mystery Hunt. Johnny O’Hern also pops in to discuss Weird Al’s new project with American Greetings.

Original Air Date – March 23, 2022 | 1:03:55

Episode 150″ – Ethan’s Archives: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Dave and Ethan present an interview that Ethan recorded with “Weird Al” Yankovic himself back in 2011. Dave and Ethan talk about their recent travels and Ethan reveals that he listened to Weird Al music with William Shatner.

Original Air Date – March 16, 2022 | 48:02

Episode 149″ – Rubén Valtierra Returns (Part 2)

Rubén Valtierra joins Dave and Ethan for the second half of his interview on the heels of the new Weird Al tour. While discussing playing keyboard with Weird Al,  Rubén takes the listening audience through a typical day on tour, tells ghost stories, and even names his favorite and least favorite songs to perform.

Original Air Date – March 9, 2022 | 1:16:42

Episode 148″ – Rubén Valtierra Returns (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan are once again joined by Rubén Valtierra – Weird Al’s hilarious longtime keyboard player! Rubén discusses what to expect from the new Weird Al tour as well as how he prepares for the tour. Rubén also talks about how he’s been keeping busy between tours, who he thinks should play him in the new Weird Al biopic, and what Emo Philips is really like off-stage.

Original Air Date – March 2, 2022 | 1:02:18

Episode 147″ – Nerf Herder (Parry Gripp & Steve Sherlock)

Dave and Ethan welcome Parry Gripp & Steve Sherlock, the founding members of the geeky pop-punk band Nerf Herder! Not only are they huge Weird Al fans, their brand new single, “Born Weird,” features Weird Al with an incredible accordion solo. Whether you know them for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme or you know Parry from his viral hits like “Raining Tacos” or his Emmy-award winning work on children’s TV, you do not want to miss this hilarious interview.

Original Air Date – February 23, 2022 | 1:21:55

Episode 146″ – Hair & Makeup Designer Roseanne McIlvane (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan finish their interview with celebrity hair and makeup designer Roseanne McIlvane. Roseanne oversaw Weird Al’s makeup and hair design for well over a decade, including The Weird Al Show and Spy Hard, as well iconic music videos such as Gump and more!

Original Air Date – February 16, 2022 | 58:47

Episode 145″ – Hair & Makeup Designer Roseanne McIlvane (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview celebrity hair and makeup designer Roseanne McIlvane. For well over a decade, Roseanne oversaw Weird Al’s makeup and hair design starting on the film UHF and up through the Poodle Hat album, which included creating the iconic “Coolio” look for the cover of Bad Hair Day.

Original Air Date – February 9, 2022 | 59:07

Episode 144″ – Producer Craig Armstrong (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan finish their interview with Craig Armstrong – the Emmy-winning TV producer behind seven Weird Al music videos and producer of Survivor, Supernanny, and Mr. Show with Bob and David. Craig goes behind the scenes and even talks about meeting George Lucas after filming The Saga Begins.

Original Air Date – February 2, 2022 | 1:05:36

Episode 143″ – Producer Craig Armstrong (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview Craig Armstrong – the Emmy-winning TV producer who has worked on Survivor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Supernanny, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and Mr. Show with Bob and David – about producing seven Weird Al music videos as well as The Weird Al Show, his $100 bet with Weird Al, and his cameo in Amish Paradise.

Original Air Date – January 26, 2022 | 1:09:29

Episode 142″ – Art Director Doug Haverty (Part 3)

After gushing all about the news regarding Weird Al’s sophomore film and the magical casting of Daniel Radcliffe for the role of Weird Al – Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with prolific Weird Al art director Doug Haverty. Doug discusses working on additional non-album projects for Al, and shares a universally hilarious story about working with the Godfather of Soul – Mr. James Brown!

Original Air Date – January 19, 2022 | 1:02:46

Episode 141″ – Art Director Doug Haverty (Part 2)

Part two of Dave and Ethan’s interview with Doug Haverty, the art director at Scotti Bros. Records for many of Weird Al’s albums, music videos, and much of his promotional artwork. You’ll have a whale of a time as Doug reveals secrets about the albums Bad Hair Day and Running With Scissors among other topics!

Original Air Date – January 12, 2022 | 48:36

Episode 140″ – Art Director Doug Haverty (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview Doug Haverty, the art director at Scotti Bros. Records for many of Weird Al’s albums, music videos, and much of his promotional artwork. Doug worked closely with Weird Al first on Off The Deep End and through Running With Scissors, as well as additional projects such as Weird Al’s Official Limited Edition Trading Cards.

Original Air Date – January 5, 2022 | 52:08

Episode 139″ – Ethan’s Archives: The Return of Rubén Valtierra

Dave and Ethan recap their exciting 2021 with regard to the podcast, and following the popularity of Ethan’s first archival interview with Weird Al’s longtime keyboard player, Rubén Valtierra, Dave and Ethan dive back into Ethan’s archives and share his second archival interview with Rubén from October 2011.

Original Air Date – December 29, 2021 | 58:27

Episode 138″ – Top 5 Weird Al Holiday Songs

To celebrate the season, Dave and Ethan collectively determine and rank Weird Al’s Top 5 Holiday songs!

Original Air Date – December 22, 2021 | 59:35

Episode 137″ – Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz: 2022 Tour Talk (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with longtime Weird Al drummer and archivist Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz as he answers the rest of the big questions surrounding the recently-announced 2022 Weird Al tour: The Unfortunate Return Of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, announces a brand new Weird Al related project, and shares a behind-the-scenes look into a secret project from the early 2000s.

Original Air Date – December 15, 2021 | 1:29:31

Episode 136″ – Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz: 2022 Tour Talk (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan are joined by longtime Weird Al drummer and archivist Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz as he answers all of the big questions surrounding the recently-announced 2022 Weird Al tour: The Unfortunate Return Of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour!

Original Air Date – December 8, 2021 | 1:16:11

Episode 135″ – Ethan’s Archives: Rubén Valtierra

Dave and Ethan present an interview Ethan recorded back in 2011 with Weird Al’s longtime keyboard player – Rubén Valtierra! The interview was recorded just prior to the release of Weird Al’s 13th studio album, Alpocalypse, and showcases Rubén’s wild sense of humor.

Original Air Date – December 1, 2021 | 1:08:43

Episode 134″ – Insane Ian

Dave and Ethan interview comedy musician Insane Ian, known for his regular contributions to The Dr. Demento Show, The FuMP, and for being the person behind the Weird Al tribute album, Me Myself And I. Ian shares his lifelong journey from Weird Al fan to comedy musician, and shares an incredible secret regarding an “unreleased” Weird Al demo.

Original Air Date – November 24, 2021 | 1:24:23

Episode 133″ – Kevin McKee and Rob Lenz

Dave and Ethan welcome the guys behind the hottest Weird Al related book of 2021 to the podcast. Kevin McKee and Rob Lenz share the story behind their 25-years-in-the-making book – Dear Jon: Emails to A Drummer, which revolves around their email conversations with Weird Al drummer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz.

Original Air Date – November 17, 2021 | 54:06

Episode 132″ – The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert Experience

Dave and Ethan share stories from their recent trip to Los Angeles – including attending both The Nightmare Before Christmas Live-To-Film Concert Experience events that Weird Al performed at and how they attended the exclusive VIP after-party. Dave and Ethan also talk about their other Weird Al-related-adventures, including visiting Weird Al’s  early apartment complex, having lunch with former podcast guests, and getting in trouble at the Funko Store.

Original Air Date – November 10, 2021 | 1:17:05

Episode 131″ – Scott Aukerman

Dave and Ethan are joined by Scott Aukerman, the host of Comedy Bang! Bang!, to talk about Weird Al as his band leader, his lifelong Weird Al fandom, and insights into his time as a Mr. Show writer.

Original Air Date – November 3, 2021 | 1:15:11

Episode 130″ – “Weird Al” Yankovic (Part 4)

Dave and Ethan welcome “Weird Al” Yankovic for the riveting conclusion of the epic 4-part interview. Weird Al begrudgingly opens up on his video gaming habits, reality shows he has declined, his vision for a super bowl halftime show, TV pilots he has been working on, a project with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the real story behind the Coolio/Amish Paradise controversy.

Original Air Date – October 27, 2021 | 1:09:21

Episode 129″ – “Weird Al” Yankovic (Part 3)

Dave and Ethan welcome “Weird Al” Yankovic for the third part of his most in-depth interview ever recorded.

Weird Al pulls back the curtains on how he writes non-parody songs, the celebrity that left him starstruck, how his parents felt about his early music, and the story behind his patchwork pants!

Original Air Date – October 20, 2021 | 59:25

Episode 128″ – “Weird Al” Yankovic (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan are again joined by “Weird Al” Yankovic for the second part of his most in-depth interview ever recorded. Topics include Weird Al’s bizarre television appearances, his tattoos, his thoughts on this podcast, and an exclusive about a song and music video that have never been released nor publicly discussed.

Original Air Date – October 13, 2021 | 50:42

Episode 127″ – “Weird Al” Yankovic (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview “Weird Al” Yankovic himself in this no-holds-barred conversation that covers anything and everything from his entire 40+ year career.

Original Air Date – October 6, 2021 | 1:00:07

Episode 126″ – Documentary Filmmaker Scott Barber

Dave and Ethan interview filmmaker Scott Barber, the director of the new GWAR documentary that features Weird Al, This is GWAR. Known for his documentary The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story, Scott talks about filming with Weird Al, meeting the members of GWAR, and Weird Al’s connection to the band GWAR. Dave and Ethan’s friend Dysequilibrium also stops by to dish about her new video series with Bermuda!

Original Air Date – September 29, 2021 | 1:15:18

Episode 125″ – Joseph C. Krause (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with Joseph C. Krause, the Weird Al superfan that produced the first-ever Weird Al tribute album, Prosthetic Lips. He discusses how his band Zelda and the Unibrows were also featured on the second Weird Al tribute album, Me, Myself and I, and how made headlines after protesting a rock concert.

Original Air Date – September 22, 2021 | 55:38

Episode 124″ – Joseph C. Krause (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan are joined by Weird Al superfan Joseph C. Krause. Joe reveals how he ended up producing the first-ever Weird Al tribute album, Prosthetic Lips, in 1996 at the tender age of 15!

He also discusses Bermuda’s involvement in his high school zine and how he may have been the inspiration for a line in an iconic Weird Al song.

Original Air Date – September 15, 2021 | 51:19

Episode 123″ – Top 5 Food Album Songs (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their discussion to determine the definitive top 5 songs from Weird Al’s The Food Album with help from super fans Mike Minnick and Adrian Vazquez.

Original Air Date – September 8, 2021 | 57:09

Episode 122″ – Top 5 Food Album Songs (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan kick off part 1 of their discussion to determine the definitive top 5 songs from Weird Al’s The Food Album with help from super fans Mike Minnick and Adrian Vazquez.

Original Air Date – September 1, 2021 | 1:01:42

Episode 121″ – Samm Levine (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan share part 2 of their hilarious interview with Hollywood actor and Weird Al mega-fan Samm Levine! Samm is known for his roles in Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Wet Hot American Summer, among many others, including his work on The Kevin Pollak Chat Show. Frank (From the Bank) Sanchez also drops by the podcast to talk about his trip to FuMPFest 2021!

Original Air Date – August 25, 2021 | 1:13:32

Episode 120″ – Samm Levine (Part 1)

Dave and Ethan interview Hollywood actor and Weird Al mega-fan Samm Levine! Samm is known for his roles in Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Wet Hot American Summer, among many others, including his work on The Kevin Pollak Chat Show. Samm shares stories and hilarity from his life as an actor, as a Weird Al fan, and his many run-ins and experiences with Weird Al!

Original Air Date – August 18, 2021 | 1:09:33

Episode 119″ – Twine Ball Mayor Josh Johnson

Dave and Ethan welcome the “Twine Ball Mayor” – Josh Johnson, Mayor of Darwin, MN, which is home to the largest Twine Ball in the World (made by one man). Mayor Johnson shares the story of Darwin’s twine ball and how his town and its legacy is forever intertwined with Weird Al and his fans.

Original Air Date – August 11, 2021 | 1:23:13

Episode 118″ – Camilla Henneman (Fat Suit/Costume)

Dave and Ethan interview Camilla Henneman, the visual effects artist who built the iconic fat suit from Weird Al’s “Fat” music video. Camilla’s astounding career didn’t stop at working with Weird Al, she also built the Slimer and Nunzio Scoleri suits from Ghostbusters II, Meat Loaf’s suit from Fight Club, as well as monster and gorilla suits for such movies as George of the Jungle, Harry and the Hendersons, Gorillas in the Mist, and Cocoon. Amazingly, Camilla also worked on the makeup and appeared as a zombie in Michael Jackson’s legendary “Thriller” video!

Original Air Date – August 4, 2021 | 1:14:25

Episode 117″ – Dr. Roger Schuster, DDS (Weird Al’s Dentist)

Dave and Ethan interview Weird Al’s actual (former) dentist – Dr. Roger Schuster!

Not only did Dr. Schuster spend many years helping  “Weird Al” Yankovic maintain his pearly whites –  he has a special connection with Dr. Demento and he was behind the ear-shattering dentist drill sound effects for the song “Cavity Search” off of the Bad Hair Day album.

Original Air Date – July 28, 2021 | 1:06:22

Episode 116″ – Record Store Day with Dave and Ethan

Dave and Ethan go over their weekend filled with hunting for copies of Weird Al’s “Beat on the Brat” 3″ vinyl single for Record Store Day and adding new items to their collections. They also play exclusive new recordings and discuss Dave’s life-changing Weird Al-related medical procedure!

Original Air Date – July 21, 2021 | 1:09:05

Episode 115″ – Kevin Yagher (Part 2)

Dave and Ethan conclude their interview with makeup effects legend Kevin Yagher (Crypt Keeper & Chucky doll designer) who brought Weird Al’s iconic “Fat” makeup and costume to life for the “Fat” music video.

Dave and Ethan also discuss Weird Al’s upcoming Record Store Day exclusive “Beat on the Brat” 3″ single!

Original Air Date – July 14, 2021 | 1:05:16

Episode 114″ – Kevin Yagher (Part 1)

Part one of Dave and Ethan’s interview with makeup effects legend Kevin Yagher, the man behind dozens of iconic characters and creatures including the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt, Chucky from Child’s Play, and Weird Al’s iconic “Fat” makeup and costume.

Original Air Date – July 7, 2021 | 54:38

Episode 113″ – Jim “Kimo” West Returns! (Part 2)

The conclusion of Dave and Ethan’s interview with the Grammy Award winning slack key and Weird Al guitarist Jim “Kimo” West! Not only does Kimo discuss winning the Grammy and his new album, Dave and Ethan have some special surprises for him!

Original Air Date – June 30, 2021 | 1:10:15

Episode 112″ – Jim “Kimo” West Returns! (Part 1)

With his new slack-key guitar album just released, Weird Al guitarist Jim “Kimo” West makes his triumphant return to the podcast having won his first Grammy Award and other exciting accomplishments since his appearance back on Episode 1″. Dave and Ethan chat with Kimo about his early career, touring with Weird Al and more in part 1 of this exciting and in-depth two-part interview.

Original Air Date – June 23, 2021 | 57:57

Episode 111″ – Justin Willman

Dave and Ethan interview magician Justin Willman, the star and creator of Netflix’s Magic For Humans and the original host of Cupcake Wars on Food Network to discuss his upcoming charity event, Magic For Memories, featuring Weird Al! Plus, author Lily E. Hirsch drops in to debut exclusive news regarding her book, Weird Al Seriously.

Original Air Date – June 16, 2021 | 1:24:01

Episode 110″ – Orchestrator Sean O’Loughlin

Dave and Ethan interview conductor, composer, and arranger Sean O’Loughlin, who orchestrated songs for Weird Al’s Hollywood Bowl concerts and The Strings Attached Tour.

Original Air Date – June 6, 2021 | 1:11:33

Episode 109″ – Lex Friedman

Dave and Ethan interview podcast host, author, & Weird Al super-fan Lex Friedman about his career, fandom, and working with Weird Al on The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.

Original Air Date – June 2, 2021 | 1:23:28

Episode 108″ – Stephen Lynch

Dave and Ethan interview legendary comedy musician Stephen Lynch about his career and Weird Al! Not only was Stephen Lynch nominated for a Tony Award, he’s had hit comedy specials on Comedy Central, comedy albums at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts, regular airplay on The Dr. Demento Show, and both national and international comedy tours.

Original Air Date – May 26, 2021 | 1:10:45

Episode 107″ – Sarah Scherer of Funko

Dave and Ethan interview Funko’s Sarah Scherer about her love of Weird Al and her role in getting the Weird Al Funko Pops created!

Original Air Date – May 19, 2021 | 1:09:15

Episode 106″ – Podcast Memories & Anniversary Recap

Dave and Ethan share memories and reminisce about the past 2 years of the podcast and recap and play songs from the exciting two-year anniversary concert starring Trevor Strong of The Arrogant Worms.

Original Air Date – May 12, 2021 | 57:32

Episode 105″ – Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz: MORE Rare Weird Al Clips (Part 2)

The conclusion of Dave and Ethan’s interview with drummer, author and historian Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz as he shares rare & unheard clips and insights from Weird Al’s career – including never-before-heard clips and premieres!

Original Air Date – May 5, 2021 | 1:02:23