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An immersive improv comedy podcast hosted by Chicago comedians/best friends Dan White and Tim Lyons. Every week Dan and Tim host some of the funniest comedians from Chicago, New York, and LA for some hilarious chattin' 'n 'provin. With the help of some slick post-production effects, they create a totally unique audial comedy show where all of their biggest comedy perversions freely penetrate your gentle, delicate ears. Support the pod! For extended episodes, weekly bonus episodes, and more p ...
 
Have you ever wondered what celebrities did before they became famous? Join each week, broadcasting veteran Paul and his spunky co-host Lindy, as they talk with celebrities and reveal behind the scenes stories of their big breaks... almost. If you are a fan of movies, music, television, and reality TV, then you have to hear these never told before stories of how your favorite stars became famous.
 
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Pat Steinberg and Will Nault share their thoughts on the Flames’ falling to the Senators. Former Flame Matt Stajan touches on Calgary’s lack of success against the Senators. The Daily Flames Roundtable weighs in on the Flames’ playoff chances and Matthew Tkachuk’s struggles. Former Stampeder Nik Lewis gives his take on being inducted into the CFL’s…
 
Happy 4/20, everyone! Neither Tim nor Dan realized it was 4/20 until Dan began typing the show notes so it isn't talked about or mentioned once on the show. On this episode, Dan and Tim discuss the television show absolutely everyone is buzzing about - the 2011 a cappella smash hit The Sing Off. Tim updates us on his big move and reflects on his ti…
 
Edith Bowman and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Aubrey Plaza, who talks about her new film Black Bear, in which she plays a filmmaker at a creative impasse seeking solace at a rural retreat.Plus your essential streaming reviews including the new Neil Marshall film The Reckoning, about a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband, The S…
 
This week's Empire Podcast is a) the right file, after last week's mix-up (if you still haven't heard last week's show, it's up now for your listening pleasure) and b) jam-packed with poddy goodness. John Nugent returns to the podfold after an extended absence, and has a brief chat with Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart about life o…
 
The Flames have won three-straight games, closing the distance on the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens. Is this more of the same old Flames or has the attitude and conversation changed about making the playoffs? Our Golf analyst Adam Stanley (25:56) breaks down Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters’ victory, the performances of Corey Connors and Xander Schauff…
 
Pat Steinberg and Will Nault preview the Flames’ matchup with the Leafs and David Rittich getting the start for Toronto. Former Flame Matt Stajan weighs in on Sam Bennett being dealt to the Panthers and playing in his 1000th games. The Big Show give their take on Milan Lucic playing in his 1000th NHL game.…
 
This week Tim is in the middle of saying a bitter sweet goodbye to his apartment of 5 years and a bunch of character props from his time in Chicago comedy. Dan gives us the 411 on two new Hulu documentaries including "WeWork: Or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn" and "The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story". Two very long titles and…
 
Pat Steinberg and Will Nault react to the NHL’s trade deadline and the moves made by the Flames. Sportsnet’s Ryan Leslie provides his take on the Sam Bennett landing in Florida and David Rittich being traded to the Leafs. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman shares his takeaways from the Trade Deadline and Flames’ assistant GM Craig Conroy shares his thou…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Elizabeth Lo, who talks about her new movie Stray about stray dogs in Istanbul. Plus your essential streaming reviews including a 70s-set British supernatural thriller called The Power, Sci-fi horror Assimilate, Cornwall-set drama Wilderness, Andy Samberg in time-loop comedy/ fantasy Palm Springs and Riz Ahmed in Sound …
 
3 days out from the NHL Trade Deadline. We’ve seen a few moves around the league, so what does the GM of the Calgary Flames gauge how his club will approach the Monday deadline? Brad Treliving (119:25) joins the program to assess his team’s mindset. Sportsnet’s Eric Francis (134:30) stops by for his weekly visit. We get his take on some pending fre…
 
On an episode of the Empire Podcast so uncharacteristically short it could qualify for inclusion in Sam Clements' 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest, Chris Hewitt sits down with Riz Ahmed and Darius Marder, the star and director of the phenomenal Sound Of Metal, to talk about how they pulled off one of the year's best dramas (and, because it's about a dr…
 
Pat Steinberg and Will Nault share their thoughts on what the biggest needs are for this Flames team. Adam Stanley weighs in on The Masters and The Daily Flames Roundtable touch on Sam Bennett’s future. Sportsnet’s Kevin Bieksa provides insight on the Flames’ struggles, fighting in the NHL, and the Canucks’ COVID-19 situation.…
 
As the Flames continue to search for new ways to find offense, and it started with finally splitting up the pair of Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Flames colour analyst Peter Loubardias (24:32) shares his opinion on the new lines. Sportsnet’s Junior Hockey and Prospects Expert Sam Cosentino (86:03) discusses his April Draft Rankings, and what ar…
 
As the Calgary Flames losing streak reaches 4, and the postseason all but an after thought, are there any takeaways from this Calgary Flames squad? Hear from Sportsnet’s Peter Loubardias (26:04) and Matt Stajan (54:17) on the club’s struggles, and what to do with Gaudreau and Monahan. Calgary Hitmen Head Coach Steve Hamilton (92:14) on […]…
 
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier may be flying high on Disney+ right now, but there's still a lot of love and affection for its immediate MCU predecessor, WandaVision, at Empire Towers. And so we asked the show's head writer, Jac Schaeffer, to sit down with Chris Hewitt and talk about the creative process behind some of the show's best and brighte…
 
This week on the pod is Lyons vs. White as the boys discuss Godzilla vs. Kong and who would win in a fight between Tim and Dan. Tim insists he could beat Dan's ass with his new abs. Tim gives us an update on Abs by April by Alex and the boys get into a steamy convo about Tim's soap of choice. They also read some show reviews! Then we got a FUDGE ep…
 
Pat Steinberg and Will Nault share their thoughts on the Flames’ season and if it has been a complete failure. Sportsnet’s NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman discusses the Canucks’ COVID situation and the trade deadline. Nick Alberga gives his best fantasy hockey advice and the Daily Flames Roundtable touches on why the Flames have struggled in […]…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Riz Ahmed, who talks about his new movie The Sound of Metal, in which he plays a heavy-metal drummer whose life is thrown into freefall.Plus your essential streaming reviews including: Godzilla vs Kong, which pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another, Antebellum, in which a successful …
 
It's been a while since we've had a bumper, jam-packed, three-guest edition of the Empire Podcast. But, what with the long weekend coming up, we figured now would be the time to give you something to really delve into. Also, we booked loads of guests by accident. Oops! Will happen again. Those guests are: Kemp Powers, the co-director of Soul and Os…
 
A week and a half out from the NHL Trade Deadline, what questions do the Flames need to answer over that time? Hear from Calgary Flames colour-commentator Peter Loubardias on how much Chris Tanev matters to this club. Sportsnet Analyst Kevin Bieksa previews tonight’s Flames/Canucks matchup and if the playoffs are in those team’s future. […]…
 
Pat Steinberg and Will Nault provide insight on the Flames’ loss to the Jets and what’s wrong with this team. Former Flames Matt Stajan weighs in on the biggest issue facing the Flames right now. Hitmen head coach Steve Hamilton touch on the recent play of the Hitmen and Heat head coach Cail MacLean gives […]…
 
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This week on the pod it's a Dan Whiteboy Summer and Tim's flexing his fit. The boys discuss Tim's new side hustle and newfound love of Facebook Marketplace. Dan shares a recommendation for a new Bruce Springsteen song that Tim refutes. And of course we're talking White Boy Summer and Tim's desperate attempts to copy Chet Hanks' binary style. Then i…
 
Pat Steinberg and Will Nault get you ready for the Flames’ matchup against the Jets. Flames Nation’s Ryan Pike weighs on Calgary’s three-game series against the Jets. The Daily Flames Roundtable discusses which players need to get on a hot streak for this team. Post Media’s Wes Gilbertson touches on Calgary’s line combinations and their […]…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell who talk about their forthcoming film Promising Young Woman, which has been nominated for five Oscars. Plus your essential streaming reviews including the latest cinematic adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Ammonite, starring Saorise Ronan and Kat…
 
This week's episode of the Empire Podcast is going all out for awards. Yes, with voting about to commence on this year's British Podcast Awards entries, Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, and James Dyer turn on the waterworks and get to grips with some of the big issues that awards judges like to hear being debated on shows like this. You know, big questi…
 
Now that Sam 'Falcon' Wilson and Bucky 'Winter Soldier' Barnes have ditched that do-gooder Steve Rogers and struck out on their own (well, together, but you get the gist) in the new MCU series, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, on Disney+, we decided that it was time to give Steve's two BFFs their day in the podcast sun. So, in this very special e…
 
As the Calgary Flames continue to sputter offensively. What should be the approach for the club as we approach the April 12th Trade Deadline? Hear from former Flame and Sportsnet analyst Matt Stajan, The Daily Flames Roundtable and Calgary Hitmen GM Jeff Chynoweth on the start for the Hitmen. All this and more on The […]…
 
Dan and Tim talk your ear off at the top of the show this week with some late Hot-Recs for Nomadland and Wandavision. Tim also dogged on The Justice League Snyder Cut without having seen it and Dan does his best to defend the 20 minutes he saw of it. Dan also teaches Tim a little bit about March Madness. Then we're joined by Amazon Prime's UPLOAD's…
 
Pat Steinberg, Will Nault, and Peter Klein get you ready for the Flames’ matchup with the Leafs. Former Blue Jays’ first base coach shares his thoughts on Blue Jays’ spring training and potential of their young players. The Daily Flames Roundtable weigh in on the Calgary’s top-players and if the Leafs are the best team […]…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Jodie Foster, who talks about her new film The Mauritanian, based on the book Guantánamo Diary.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Amber & Me, a documentary about twin sisters, one of whom has Down's Syndrome, as they navigate through their first 4 years of primary school, Creation Stories, about the influen…
 
This week's Empire Podcast sees father-son duo Liam Neeson and Micheal Richardson, stars of next week's Made In Italy, sit down with Chris Hewitt for a soul-searching interview about how close to home that film hit for them. But, because it's us, there's some nonsense about accents and football too. Chris also has a chat with writer-director John L…
 
Pat Steinberg,Will Nault, and Peter Klein get you ready for Round 6 of the Battle of Alberta. Former Canuck Kevin Bieksa discusses the Flames’ three-game winning streak and fighting in the NHL . The Daily Flames Roundtable touch on if this Flames-Oilers’ tilt has a “big game” feel to it. Jonathan Davis provides insight on […]…
 
It's our annual St. Patrick's Day Spooktacular! On this week's episode Tim and Dan answer a listener-submitted review question then gab about The Grammys. They give their recommendations/picks for album of the year (spoiler: it's Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher). Dan also recommends the eventual winner - Taylor Swift's Folklore - proving once and for all…
 
Pat Steinberg, Will Nault, and Peter Klein weigh in on the Flames’ win streak and if they have playoff potential. Sportsnet’s NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman discusses Jack Eichel’s future and the North Division. Former Flames d-man Cory Sarich touches on Calgary’s playstyle under Darryl Sutter.By Sportsnet
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson, who talk about their new film Made in Italy, about a bohemian artist who travels from London to Italy with his estranged son to sell the house he inherited from his late wife.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Judas and the Black Messiah, which stars Daniel Kaluuya and La…
 
On this week's episode of the Empire Podcast, we're virtually visited by the true Nerb Emperor, Joe Manganiello, who tells Chris Hewitt all about his new movie, Archenemy, gives us a little tour of his geeked-out office, talks Dungeons & Dragons, and his plans to play Galactus. OK, the last one was maybe not so serious. Chris also chats this week w…
 
As Darryl Sutter begins his second go around in Calgary what potential changes are on the horizon? Sportsnet Flames analyst Matt Stajan provides in sight to his past with Sutter, could star players be benched and Patrick Kane on playing 1000 games (97:46). Daily Flames Roundtable looks at changes that could be ahead with the […]…
 
On this weeks episode Tim and Dan get into some pop culture antics and converse about WandaVision and the Marvel universe as a whole. It's all anyones talking about, so why not them! Then, they're joined by two very funny improvisers, Trumane Alston and Jordan Stafford. They chat’n’prov about becoming a dog dad, mental health checks, and just how h…
 
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