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One of the best feelings as a trivia player is when you encounter a topic that you are confident in your ability to answer...but what if you could have an entire quiz built around some of your favorite things? On The Catered Quiz, the guests provide the topics and host Rick Katschke then creates a Catered Quiz just for them. It sounds so simple...if you pick the topics, how hard can the quiz be? The Catered Quiz is designed to challenge guests by taking a deep dive into the topics they selec ...
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Robot Breakdancing Union Anthology

Andy Berman, Carl Habermehl, Rick Katschke and Mike Schmalz (Robot Breakdancing Union)

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In 2003, Andy Berman, Carl Habermehl, Rick Katschke and Mike Schmalz formed the band Robot Breakdancing Union. They would go on to win their high school's Battle of the Bands that year, but immediately became J.D. Sallinger-esque reclusives, never performing publicly again. However, over the past six years, they've pulled an XTC and have recorded a large sum of music. In the Robot Breakdancing Union Anthology, Andy, Carl, Rick and Mike tell the stories behind these songs and play the studio ...
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On the first international edition of The Catered Quiz, author Alex Pickett joins the show from London, England to share how he almost died and to answer questions about The Brady Bunch and Saved By The Bell. Alex also talks about his new book CAMERA LAKE which is out now! Learn more about the book and purchase it from a favorite retailer here: htt…
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On the latest episode of The Catered Quiz, Kevin Tully joins the show to answer questions about Walt Disney World and Pinball. He also talks about his band Telethon’s recent experience traveling and performing on the Jay and Silent Bob Cruise. And speaking of Telethon, they will be performing outside of Puddler’s Hall in Bay View this Saturday, Jul…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Milwaukee Record’s Director of Advertising Josh Hoppert joins the show to answer questions about Seinfeld and Uncle Buck while also raising questions about the latter’s ability to travel through time and space. If you’re interested in advertising with Milwaukee Record, contact Josh through the email mentioned in…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Dining Critic Rachel Bernhard joins the program to answer questions about the movie Clueless as well as 90s Nickelodeon shows. Be sure to check out Rachel’s dining reviews and news at https://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/dining/, where you can also find her recaps and first-hand acco…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Steve Lawrence of VCR Party Live! joins the program to answer questions about Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and The Big Lebowski. If you've never watched VCR Party Live! before, check out the episode with The Catered Quiz's own Rick Katschke talking about The Movie Orgy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HcQaf…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Jon Howland joins the program to talk about his new venture and to answer questions about Beetlejuice and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Learn more about how Jon can help with your future Disney World trip by visiting Jon’s page on Facebook. Also check out Jon’s band The Video Dead by visiting https://videodead.b…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Rick is joined by Follow Through’s C.J. Toledano who answers questions about Basketball Movies and Michael Jordan. Check out Point Game with John Wall and C.J. Toledano wherever you listen to podcasts. Watch the episode of Casuals where Curt Neill and Joe McAdam join C.J. to attempt half-court shots: https://www…
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On the latest episode of The Catered Quiz, Mike C. Nelson joins the show to answer questions about Chicago Sports and Mr. Show. Mike C. Nelson is a three-time Jeopardy! champion, the host of the trivia podcast You Should Know Better! and a producer of the film Invaders From Proxima B which comes out Friday, May 31st. If you watch television at all,…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Rick welcomes Kent Watson to the show and thanks him for helping inspire The Catered Quiz. Kent shares what he's been up to at Haverford College and also talks about his new album Put Your Arm Thing On My Shoulder by Sludge Monster, available now on Spotify & Bandcamp. Kent then answers questions about Frasier a…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Second City Mainstage alum and former Jeopardy! contestant Jamison Webb joins the show to talk about celebrities in attendance at Second City, his childhood fear of Universal Studio billboards and the feedback he got on Reddit for his Jeopardy! performance. He also answers questions about Presidential History an…
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On this edition of the show, Rick is joined by Roy Miles who talks about how he got into puppeteering before answering questions about Beverly Hills Cop and Purple Rain. Follow Roy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ghettogeppetto Check out the Annual Skateside Festival on May 18th in Culver City https://www.instagram.com/the_skateside And enjo…
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On this episode of The Catered Quiz, TV camera operator and professional whistler Sam Nulton joins the show to explain how he became a professional whistler and to answer questions about the movie Forrest Gump and about the Miami Hurricanes football team. Check out Sam's whistling at www.SamNulton.com. Listen to Sam's band Goodnight the Satellite o…
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On this episode of The Catered Quiz, comedian Joe Kwaczala joins the program to answer questions about The Simpsons and The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Joe hosts the podcast Who Cares About The Rock Hall? along with Kristen Studard and one of their annual signature episodes is coming soon! After this year's class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Tyler Maas joins the program to reflect on Milwaukee Record's 10-year anniversary and to answer questions about Detroiters and Commercials From The 90s/Early 00s. If you don't already read Milwaukee Record...read Milwaukee Record at https://milwaukeerecord.com/ Get your Milwaukee Record merch at https://milwauke…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Rick is joined by Milwaukee Record editor and co-founder Matt Wild ahead of Milwaukee Record's 10-Year Anniversary. In addition to reflecting on the past decade of the website, Matt answers questions about Twin Peaks and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Check out these Milwaukee Record articles referenced in the episode: ht…
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On this edition of the Catered Quiz, George Pasles from the band Overlord and the show VCR Party live joins the program to answer questions about the tv show Cheers and the movie Creepshow. Listen to the Overlord playlist referenced in the episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/65GhsQpMZQYaIyU6gkFw6C?si=4e155946b29a4b80 Watch Rick's appearance …
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On the latest installment of The Catered Quiz, the man known as the Drop King, Robert Persinger, joins the show to talk about audio editing and commercial jingles before answering questions about The Simpsons and Star Wars. Robert is an associate producer for Hollywood Handbook and The Flagrant Ones. Find episodes of Hollywood Hanbook at https://he…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Nick Prueher joins the show to talk about the Found Footage Festival's 20-year anniversary, how he created his party game Dream Crush and his experience as a hunk photographer for the game. Then Nick answers questions about two of his favorite comedies UHF and Pee-wee's Big Adventure. For Found Footage Festival …
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, we get a preview of the Academy Awards with OnMilwaukee.com's Culture Editor Matt Mueller. But that is just an appetizer for Matt's Catered Quiz about Airplane! and the films of Nicolas Cage. Follow Matt on social media @aManAboutFilm and check out Matt's work with OnMilwaukee at https://onmilwaukee.com/by/mattm…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, Rick is joined by actor, keynote speaker, writer and host of the Real Feels podcast, Brad Gage. In addition to answering questions about the topics provided, Brad also shares what it's like to go to an SNL after party, his experience as a billboard-worthy quiz host and what celebrities he impersonated on his SNL…
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On this episode of The Catered Quiz, Rick is joined by Mitch DeSantis from WMSE who faces a catered quiz about Edgar Wright and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Mitch also shares information about the trivia competition he's participated in for over a decade. To check out the WMSE event calendar and learn more information about Laughing Track Cinema, the Roc…
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On this edition of The Catered Quiz, comedian and actor Tom Clark joins the show to answer questions about The Beastie Boys, The Green Bay Packers and a mysterious entry on his IMDB page. Find if Tom Clark is performing near you by visiting his website TomClark.com and check out his special Tom Clark - Live From North Hollywood, available for free …
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On this special "Big Game Preview" edition of The Catered Quiz, Rick is joined by comedian/writer/actor Joe McAdam of the podcast Football Friends (Who Are Gambling). Before diving in to The Catered Quiz, Joe provides his unbiased advice about how to wager on the San Francisco/Kansas City game. For the quiz itself, Joe answers questions about the b…
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On the third episode of The Catered Quiz, Rick Katschke is joined by his longtime friend Elise Bartel to test her knowledge of the television show Friends and the rock band The Beatles. The Catered Quiz is the trivia show where the contestants provide the topics they want to answer questions about. Host Rick Katschke creates a catered quiz based on…
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On the second episode of The Catered Quiz, comedian Deanna Ortiz joins the show to answer questions about two of her favorite movies - About Time and Shrek. In addition to being the reigning Chicago Reader Stand-Up Comedian of the Year, Deanna is also the creator and host of the program Crime For Bed available exclusively on Hatch Plus. The Catered…
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On the first episode of The Catered Quiz, Joe Pickett of the Found Footage Festival and the film Chop & Steele tests his knowledge of the documentary American Movie and the Nintendo game R.B.I. Baseball. The Catered Quiz is the trivia show where the contestants provide the topics they want to answer questions about. Host Rick Katschke creates a cat…
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In this piece of audio mainly just to help set up the feed for the show, Rick Katschke explains the rules of The Catered Quiz...which are the following: Our guest/contestant ("conguestant") provides topics they are confident about. Two topics are selected and a quiz is created. There are two rounds of questions with this format A 10 point question …
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On the final Host and Guest of 2023, Rick is joined by writer and musician Jake Slichter to talk about the new Semisonic album, what it was like touring for the first time in 20+ years, Jake's book "So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star" and for a quick trip down memory lane to revisit how Jake & Rick first met in 2001. Semisonic's new album Little Bi…
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On a special Halloween episode of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by writer Luke Geddes. Luke is the creator of TV Grime, a comprehensive and introspective guide to Halloween episodes of TV shows up to 2004. Luke is also the author of the novel Heart of Junk, published by Simon & Schuster and available in paperback, hardcover and as an audio book. O…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Nate Fernald. They discuss Nate's band Crub that recently put out the new EP Welcome to My Life (https://crub.bandcamp.com/album/welcome-to-my-life), his work on The Late Late Show With James Corden and some of his favorite bits from Team Submarine, his comedy duo with Steve O'Brien. In particula…
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On the latest episode of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Kent Watson to discuss his new art exhibit It Took a Long Time to Take This Shape which is currently on display at the NOVA Waddell Art Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College through October 2nd. But that's not all! In this episode, Kent reflects on his time at the Digital Video Clu…
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On the latest episode of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by magician and comedian Michael Carbonaro. In addition to being the star of the tv show The Carbonaro Effect, Michae l Carbonaro has also toured the country performing live and his current tour Lies on Stage will be coming to Waukegan at the Genesee Theatre. on Friday, September 8th. Ahead of…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by comedy writer and industrial musical expert Steve Young. If you've never heard of industrial musicals, they are musicals that were created for corporate meetings/sales conferences and then records of the shows were given to attendees intended as a souvenir and never meant to be heard by the gener…
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On the latest editionof Host and Guest, Rick Katschke is joined by Rick DeMint, the photographerbehind Portroids, his series of portraits taken by a Polaroid camera. 2023marks the 20th anniversary of Portroids and Rick DeMint has takenover 5000 Portroids over the past two decades. On this episode, Rick DeMintshares how he started his hobby, some no…
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On the latest episode of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy of Please Don’t Destroy ahead of their tour stop in Milwaukee on Thursday, July 13th. The comedy trio shares how they first met, some of their comedic inspirations, what it’s like to join Saturday Night Live and previews both their Summer tour a…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Curt Neill, the director/star of the film Derek's Dead. This episode covers Curt's start in comedy, his time performing in and creating shows for Channel 101, his recent short films and an in-depth discussion of his feature film Derek's Dead. Derek's Dead is now available on multiple streaming pl…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by filmmaker Oscar Harding, director of the documentary A Life on the Farm. Oscar shares the VHS tape origins of the documentary, what it was like to shoot an international production during a pandemic, and how the film has now screened on all seven continents. A Life on the Farm is now available on…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by comedianJoe Kwaczala to discuss his new special Ooh La La as well as what Joe has beenup to in the thirteen years since his last appearance on Host and Guest. Theepisode covers Joe’s comedy career including The Late Live Show, his viralTainted Love dance tutorial, his love of the Rock and Roll Ha…
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Dan Wilson of Semisonic is the guest on this edition of Host and Guest. In this episode, Dan talks about the brand new Semisonic songs "Little Bit of Sun" and "Grow Your Own", the band's current Last Summer on Earth tour with Barenaked Ladies, what it is like to be on the road for the first time in twenty years and some memorable moments from past …
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Host and Guest is back with an episode almost fifteen yearsin the making! In the first-ever remote Host and Guest episode, Rick is joinedby the Quiz Daddy himself, Scott Rogowsky! Their chat covers his career incomedy, his experience as the host of HQ, the Allen & Ginter baseball cardof Scott Rogowsky and how Scott turned decades of collecting vint…
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Sorry, not a new Host and Guest episode (yet..) but instead I wanted to share the exciting news that my streaming project CONSUMPTION OPTIONAL is now available on the Found Footage Festival’s REWIND-O service. What is CONSUMPTION OPTIONAL? Listen to this quick primer for the details, then sign up for REWIND-O and check out CONSUMPTION OPTIONAL. Aft…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is rejoined by Gustafer Yellwgold's Morgan Taylor and John Munson for an extended chat about the new Gustafer Yellowgold album "Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom" (available for purchase at http://www.gustafer-store.net/guyewitoofwi.html). Morgan talks about what it is like to work with some of his…
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On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Elijah Drenner, the director of the documentaries That Guy Dick Miler and American Grindhouse. This interview took place before the second public screening of That Guy Dick Miller at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison, WI. For more information about That Guy Dick Miller, check out http://www.…
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On this edition of the program, Rick is joined by Zack Carlson of the Alamo Drafthouse. Zack is a programmer for the theater and also wrote the book Destroy All Movies! with Bryan Connolly. You can purchase the book here: http://www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/destroy-all-movies-the-complete-guide-to-punks-on-film-2.html Also be sure to check out…
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After another prolonged absence, Host and Guest returns with beloved guest Tom Fuchs. As is tradition when he's on the problem, Tom takes a look back at the previous year's films and discusses the ones he enjoyed and hated. As is tradition, it's NSFW and gets off-track. Thank you for your continued support of Host and Guest. Here's Episode 50 part …
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On this edition of the program, Rick is joined by Evan Pilak of the group Peshtigo. Peshtigo's music reflects the music of the 80s featured in knockoffs of John Hughes movies. Their first live show is Saturday, August 27th at the Cactus Club where they will perform first (aim to arrive around 9:30 if you're cool enough to attend). Their joke song "…
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On the tenth episode of the show, Rick is outed as a fool and the boys discuss their song "Riding in Cars with RBU" from the album "RBU vs. Mutant Epilepsy" circa 2007. http://www.archive.org/download/RobotBreakdancingUnionAnthologyEpisode10RidingInCarsWithRbu/robotbreakdancingunionepisode10.mp3 Stream it!…
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On the latest episode of the RBU Anthology, the boys look back on their tune "Music Go Round" from "America's Album" circa early 2007. Here's Episode 9 http://www.archive.org/download/RobotBreakdancingUnionEpisode9MusicGoRound/Robotbreakdancingunionepisode9music.mp3 Stream it!By Andy Berman, Carl Habermehl, Rick Katschke and Mike Schmalz (Robot Breakdancing Union)
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