The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 65: The Return of HEY, MISTER! is a Sign of the END OF DAYS!!! with PETE SICKMAN-GARNER
FIRST: Danno and Pete talk Scotland, the evolution of his series HEY, MISTER and it’s disappearance for 15 years, it’s return with the new graphic novel COME HELL OR HIGH WATER PANTS, why ALEX ROBINSON is the nicest guy in comics, and of course god, the devil, heaven, hell (do you understand?! FINALLY?!?!), and everything in-between!
THEN: Danno tests Pete’s knowledge about CLIMATE CHANGE in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!!
FINALLY: Pete and Danno discuss the END OF DAYS and how we’d like to go out.
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Thanks Pete for doing the show, and as always thanks to you for listening!
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including: TRAILER PARK BOYS s8, CRAZY STUPID LOVE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, a FALL MOVIE PREVIEW, and more!!!
THEN: Matt and Danno go down a WGVH nostalgia rabbit hole and re-examine how far we’ve come and how much the podcast has changed in the almost three years we’ve been doing it. Somehow this is all tied into SLIPKNOT.
FINALLY: Matt has a RETORT TO THE SWART–and the internet in gerenal–about the #94PLATINUM backlash against FORREST GUMP, and why it really is a superior film to THE GREEN MILE.
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Thanks as always for listening!
FIRST: Danno is thrilled to talk with Tom, and Tom is tickled pink to be on a podcast homaging his “favorite performance”–Robert Downey Jr’s WAYNE GALE! Tom and Danno then have an interesting look back at how he went from being a kid on the streets of Detroit to one Hollywood’s go-to greats to the overcoming of his well-known battle with addiction.
THEN: Tom and Danno get into some of Tom’s most well-known roles in some of the best films ever made, including NATURAL BORN KILLERS (of course!!!), HEAT, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, and more(!) that Tom has plenty of gut-busting and insightful behind-the-scene stories of the films productions.
FINALLY: Tom–along with his brother Aaron Sizemore, Danny Trejo, Sally Kellerman, David Proval, director Giorgio Serafin, and more– have launched a crowd-sourced return to Tom’s roots with the film AN HONEST THIEF!!! AN HONEST THIEF will be a classic, but modern, take on the crime noir filmed in Tom’s hometown of Detroit and YOU can help make it happen at their INDIEGOGO site. There are, of course, all manner of contribution perks–such as a DVD/Blu of the film, hats, shirts, set visits, walk on roles, an executive producer credit and soooooo much more!!! Please check out https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/an-honest-thief and give what you can!
Let’s help Tom and co. make this happen, WGVH listeners!!!
Thanks so much to Tom for his time and candor! We’ll talk again soon, buddy!!!
The team you fell in love with is back!
Why a spin-off? Well as you know, Matt became a dad in March so his time is very limited. Luckily the internet exists so we can record this show over the phone. Basically, this is what its like when Danno and Matt talk on the phone anyway–but broadcasted!!! We apologize the sound quality isn’t what you’re used to, but we’re just happy to be back on the horse!
FIRST: Some summer movie wrap-up UNO HITTRES including NOAH, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, EDGE OF TOMORROW, and Matt and Danno finally have it out over TRANS4MERS vs DAWN OF THE NIGHT OF THE DAY OF THE DEAD OF THE RISE OF THE REVENGE OF THE RETURN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!
THEN: We have a follow-up to WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 7: WE NEED TO HAVE A TALK ABOUT FRANK (from January of 2013) because FRANK MILLER has been casting his shadow of terrible over Hollywood again this year with the unforgivable 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and the wretchedly unnecessary SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR.
FINALLY: An impassioned plea: COME BACK, RAFE GUTTMAN!!! THE INTERNET NEEDS YOU!!!!
On the 63rd episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is overjoyed to be joined once again by former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, podcast darling, and WGVH Host 7 ANDY SWART!
FIRST: Danno and Andy have some more TALES OF HOME SHOPPING, as well as UNO HITTRES including THEY CAME TOGETHER, BLUE RUINS, Danno loses his goddamn mind watching GODZILLA 2014, and much, much more!
THEN: Swart and Danno wax nostalgic about the year in film that was 1994– the worst, the honorable mentions, and their TOP 10 FILMS OF #94PLATINUM!!!
FINALLY: Danno and Andy nearly come to blows over the age old debate of GUMP v SHAWSHANK: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Thanks as always for the great and hilarious talk, Mook!
The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 62: TAPROOM CINEMA with Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS and CHRIS MEYER of TAPROOM CINEMA
On the 62nd episode of the WGVH DANNO KLONOWSKI and Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS are joined by CHRIS MEYER, founder and curator of TAPROOM CINEMA!
FIRST: Danno and Jeremy sit down with Chris Meyer, and a couple beers, and discuss Chris’ baby TAPROOM CINEMA–a new monthly film screening series here in Minneapolis at the various Craft Beer tap rooms seemingly poping up everywhere. It’s a fun event, and if you’re in town you should totally check it out. Then it’s onto some UNO HITTRES including DANGER 5, THE CONGRESS, OLDBOY(s) and many more!
THEN: Chris and Jeremy go HEAD TO HEAD on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! Play along and see if your head can beat both of theirs with CHEERS trivia!
FINALLY: Danno, Chris, and Jeremy discuss their Top 5 favorite TAPROOM-related CINEMA. So films and TV about booze, great drunks in cinema, and the bars we wished were real.
Thanks again so much to Chris for not only starting TAPROOM CINEMA, but for doing the show. Thanks as always to Zoss!
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, AFTER EARTH, CINEMA SINS and many, many more. Seriously. It does go on.
NEXT: Not only is Swaps a podcast virgin, but he is also subjected to WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME. Play along and see if you can beat Swaps at the pretty terrible fan-film STAR WARS: THREADS OF DESTINY!
FINALLY: Danno and Swaps catch STAR WARS ep VII fever and go over their hopes, fears, predictions, and sift thru the internet speculation of this much anticipated, but at the same time we’ve been burned on this shit before, film.
On the 59th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by friend, jeweler and all-around good egg BRITTANY FOSTER! That’s right! The WGVH Boys Club Glass Ceiling has been shattered!!!
FIRST: Get to know Brittany verbally as she is pretty cool. As is her jewelery!! And you can see how Brittany makes her jewelry HERE!!! Then into some very bizarre UNO HITTRES including THE SIMPSONS and BURN NOTICE.
NEXT: We would play the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME but Danno didn’t want to watch THAT DARN CAT or anything, so instead its just a quiz on our fellow earth inhabitants. Play along and see if you can beat Brittany at AMINAL TRIVIA!!!
FINALLY: Danno and Brittany break down the entire planets AMINAL KINGDOM and pick the TOP 5 AMINALS OF ALL TIME!!!
On the 58th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again from all the way from across the pond by long-time listener, viewer mail author, and “4th Host” of the show ANDY LUNN!
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including Andy’s CRONENBERG revisits, TRAINSPOTTING, a new film whose name I shouldn’t mention in print but Danno saw it, LOUIS THEROUX and a whole lot more!!!
NEXT: With great decorum and British Stiff-Upper-Lipidness Andy is subjected once again to WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME. Play along and see if you can beat Andy at….a film I probably shouldn’t mention in print.
FINALLY: Danno and The Lunn delve into their Top 5 favorite GUILTY PLEASURE ACTORS (and a DIRECTOR)!!!
FIRST: Sorry about disappearing for a couple months there, but after the Winter we had in Minnesota spending 60 days goofing around in the sun was NEEDED FOR SURVIVAL AND SANITY!!! So JEREMY and DANNO talk over what they’ve been up to this summer so far, followed by some UNO HITTRES including a SNOWPIERCER, TRANS4MERS, LIFE ITSELF, and many, many more!
THEN: Much to Jeremy’s horror, the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME has returned as well! We’re no longer playing for prizes (since no one was claiming them), so play along and see if you can outsmart Jeremy when it comes to questions about the unaired pilot for JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA!
FINALLY: Danno and Jeremy discuss their TOP 5 (and more) TV DRAMAS!!!
Thanks for coming back!
On the 56th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by previous guest, former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, friend, and podcasting darling ANDY SWART!
As that this is PART 2 of THE MUSIC OF #94PLATINUM Andy and Danno dive right into their TOP 5 albums of the year 1994!!! Enjoy! Thanks again to ANDY SWART for doing the show!
On the 55th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by previous guest, former co-worker in the wacky world of HOME SHOPPING, friend, and podcasting darling ANDY SWART!
FIRST: Danno and Andy (and Cole) bust out some UNO HITTRES including MAD MEN s7.1, SILICON VALLEY, CLIMATE CHANGE, and much, much more!
THEN: No WGVH MOVIE GAME this time around, as Andy and Danno wax nostalgic about the year that was 1994 and then discuss and spin a tune from their TOP 10-6 ALBUMS OF #94PLATINUM!!! Their TOP 5-1 will be on next weeks episode.
On the 54th episode of the WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by returning WGVH guest host and old friend CASEY “NELS” NELSON, who was just named BEST NEW COMIC for 2014 by THE MONDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOW!!!
NEXT: Nels plays the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! Did he win? DID HE WIN FOR YOU?!?!? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: STAND-UP COMEDY and SKETCH! Danno and Nels discuss their top 5 favorite stand-ups and sketch troupes, we play a bit from each, and we go off on a whole lot of other funny people too!
FIRST: Meet MARK! He is the author of novels, is a published short story writer, and a indy publisher. We discuss his work, what he’s published and the good old days of being drunks for a week in Mexico. Then onto some UNO HITTRES: including the first episode of FARGO (danno is way into FARGO now that it’s 5 episodes deep), PARKS & REC, HELLO LADIES, GAME OF THRONES and much more!
NEXT: Mark is subjected to perhaps the most baffling WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME yet! Did he win? DID HE WIN FOR YOU?!?!? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: LITERATURE!!! Danno and Mark discuss their Top 5 favorite novels and authors.
The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 52: The MUSIC THAT GOT MATT & DANNO THRU THE BUSH YEARS–THE EXCITING CONCLUSION!!!
Like you, Matt and Danno lived thru the most horrible time in human history since WW2. That’s right–the 2010s–THE BUSH YEARS!!! And like you we not only buried our collective heads in films and tv and hoped for the best, or at least a swift scorched earth, but we also buried our souls in music. So we present: MATT AND DANNO’s TOP 10 ALBUMS THAT GOT US THRU THE BUSH YEARS!!! (If you haven’t be sure to listen to Part 1 where along with our 10-6 picks, we also have plenty of UNO HITTRES and other fun gab.)
Up first: We have some UNO HITTRES including MILIUS, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, HANNIBAL, attending concerts as an old man, a blanket apology from the hosts, and more!
After the break: Like you, Matt and Danno lived thru the most horrible time in human history since WW2. That’s right–the 2010s–THE BUSH YEARS!!! And like you we not only buried our collective heads in films and tv and hoped for the best, or at least a swift scorched earth, but we also buried our souls in music. So we present: MATT AND DANNO’s TOP 10 ALBUMS THAT GOT US THRU THE BUSH YEARS!!! (Part 1…So…Top 10-6, really…The Top 5 will be next episode!)
On the 50th(!!!)–FIFTIETH!!! FIFTY!!!–episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again from all the way from across the pond by long-time listener, viewer mail author, and “4th Host” of the show ANDY LUNN!
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including the mastermind CHARLIE BROOKER, Andy explains British television, the family-friendly classic NYMPHOMANIC vols 1 & 2 and much more!
NEXT: With great decorum and British Stiff-Upper-Lipidness Andy is subjected once again to the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! Did he win? DID HE WIN FOR YOU?!?!? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: Danno and The Lunn, as well as a cameo by the Lunn children(!), discuss their Top 5 favorite family films! Thanks again, host 4!
On the 49th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by writer/artist/raconteur ANDY STURDEVANT for a lovely chat about the city Danno grew up in and Andy adopted as his home–MINNEAPOLIS!!! (Note: ANDY is also a quasi-talk show host himself, and Danno once appeared on a special episode of Andy’s show SALON SALOON.)
FIRST: Danno grills Andy about all of his various projects which you should totally check out! Then it’s onto some UNO HITTRES!
NEXT: Andy goes toe-to-toe against…questions!…in an attempt to win a listener a film in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME. Did he win? DID HE WIN FOR YOU?!?!? You’ll have to listen to find out! (Note 2: This episodes music was selected by previous WGVH Movie Game winner KYLE POLING as an alternative prize of his choosing, so I guess the precedent has been set!)
FINALLY: Andy and Danno get into it deep with the city they love and discuss their TOP 5 FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT MINNEAPOLIS!!!
Oh that’s right! Dear old Matty found himself with an hour to kill and a mile from Danno’s house, so guess what happened? THIS SHOW, that’s what!!! In a TOTALLY RANDOM AND UNPLANNED episode Matt regale’s us with story of being a new father again, then Matt and Danno blow thru a a ton of UNO HITTRES such as: the VERONICA MARS movie, PORTLANDIA s4, HANNIBAL s2, GAME OF ARMS, COSMOS s2, a whole slew of summer trailers and much more!
So enjoy! Who knows when Matt will be back. But I’m taking this as a good sign his hiatus may not be as long as he feared! Huzzah!!!
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including a discussion about the recent(at the time of recording) passing of PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, and much more. Besides, no conversation with a Profondo Boy would be complete with out some Romero gab.
NEXT: J SCOTT goes toe-to-toe against…questions!…in an attempt to win a listener a film in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME. Did he win? DID HE WIN FOR YOU?!?!? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: Danno and J Scott have a long and fun discussion about drugs and theit influence in films, and list of a shite-ton of their favorite drug films!
The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 45: The VINYL SCORE SOUNDTRACK SHOW with DAN NORDQUIST of The VINYL SCORE MUSIC SHOW
FIRST: We do some catching up and yammering about music.
AND THEN: Dan plays the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! Did he win a prize…for YOU? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: The Dans break down their Top 5 musical moments in film!
A Couple Weeks Ago, On a Skype Far, Far Away Inside the Internet…
The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR
Episode 44: THE STAR WARS HOUR with ALEX ROBINSON
MATT’s son VICTOR has been born, sending DANNO KLONOWSKI into Maternity Leave Mode full-on. Sensing a disturbance in the podcasting and comic book universe with the F-word (Facebook), Danno contacts Master Podcaster and Award-Winning Cartoonist ALEX ROBINSON of THE STAR WARS MINUTE and THE INK PANTHERS PODCAST for a lovely chat about his comics and, obviously, STAR WARS!
ALSO: Alex plays the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! Did you win? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: Danno and Alex discuss their TOP FIVE FAVORITE STAR WARS CHARACTERS, and Alex even ups the ante by picking his TOP FIVE of the HATED PREQUEL TRILOGY!!!
FIRST: We have some amazing and moving well wishes Viewer Mail from JOSH ARCHER, SEAN NELSON, ANDY LUNN and The Lovely JOANNE, JEREMY ZOSS, DAN NORDQUIST, and RAFE GUTTMAN. We follow this up with UNO HITTRES such as Matt’s take on ROBOCOP 4, a discussion of the mutally beloved TRUE DETECTIVE, and much more!
AND THEN: Matt plays the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME! Did you win? You’ll have to listen to find out!
FINALLY: It’s time for Matt to say goodbye to the podcast for a little while. Somehow Danno, the internet’s biggest emotional mark, doesn’t cry (SPOILER ALERT!). Good luck to Matt, his wife, and their new son! Hurry back, buddy, we’ll all miss you!
The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 42: The Spring Movie Preview and The Gentlemen’s Agreement Oscars 2014 Predictions
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES, including a SPRING MOVIE PREVIEW!!!
AND: The OSCARS are this weekend! So Jeremy and Danno have made a Gentlemen’s Agreement Oscar Predictions wager: a sixer of beer! So Danno(who watched ALL the trailers for the films you haven’t heard of, and then describes them) and Jeremy go through the list of 2014 Oscar Nominees and pick who THEY THINK should win, not just who has won every damn award since last November. WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP AND 6 BEERS RICHER?!?!?!