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?!?!?!
FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including a **SPOILERIFFIC** review of the new film, ROBOCOP 4!
NEXT: Kyle goes toe-to-toe against…questions!…in an attempt to win a listener a film in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME.
FINALLY: Danno and Kyle, both lovers of documentaries, list off and discuss many of their favorites.
On the 40th 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 a VIEWER MAIL intro into HER by beloved 3rd Host of the Show RAFE GUTTMAN.
NEXT: With great decorum and British Stiff-Upper-Lipidness Andy is subjected to the first, and not very well thought-out, prototype of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME.
FINALLY: Danno and The Lunn delve into their Top 10 films/tv/etc fictional love stories…cause it’s Valentines…and the WGVH is for the lovers!!!
FIRST: Ryan and Danno play some catch up and then discuss the film I, FRANKENSTEIN (which they saw just before recording) as well as a few other recent Frankenstein stinkers and…DANCES WITH WOLVES, cause why not?
NEXT: The ***debut!!!*** of The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!!! In which guest co-host Ryan answers questions about a film he’s never seen in an attempt to win ONE OF YOU–THE LISTENER!!!–a prize!!! Did he? Did he win it for you? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!
FINALLY: Danno and Ryan have an in-depth discussion about the five STAR TREK television series’ and then rank them in their humble opinions!
ACT I: We have Viewer Mail from AXL of PROFONDO CINEMA and new friend of the show JOSH ARCHER, followed by some UNO HITTRES: I, FRANKENSTEIN, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, a discussion about the “lesser” Coen Bros films, and we go INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.
ACT II: We once again look back at… THE WAY WE WERE: 1987
ACT III: A career spanning look at the the man who nowadays makes TRANSFORMERS films happen, but once upon a time made some fantastico films: Senor Steven Spielberg!!!!
ACT IV: In honor this episodes subject–Senor Spielbergo–we offer a Superfluous Spielbergian Fourth Act. …Enjoy…?
FIRST: Danno and Nels play some catch up, discuss Nels growing comedy career, the world of comedy (stand-up vs. improv) and Nels’ band NATIONAL BIRD.
NEXT: Some UNO HITTRES including IN A WORLD…, KROLL SHOW, THE STORIES WE TELL, ARROW, and some podcast/audio book recommendations.
FINALLY: THE SAM ROCKWELL EXPERIENCE!!! Nels and Danno discuss their favorite actors career and go off on lots of interesting tangents about our boy SAM and the film he’s made.
FIRST: Danno and Andy play a decades worth of catch-up and discuss the wild and wacky world of behind the scenes production of a HOME SHOPPING NETWORK, where the boys met.
NEXT: Danno and Andy have some UNO HITTRES including SAVING MR BANKS, UPSTREAM COLOR, PRISONERS, THE WIRE, and AMERICAN HUSTLE.
FINALLY: Swart and Danno look back at the entire decade of the 90′s and pick out their favorite forgotten gems, including: COBB, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, SHORT TIME, LA STORY, A PERFECT WORLD, THE KISS OF DEATH, WAYNE’S WORLD 2, DEMON KNIGHT, and many, MANY more!
Thank you sooo much to Andy for wasting the nicest Sunday in months to do this little program.
We cover what the year meant to us personally and what happened as we aged another 365 days, some of the news stories that tickled our fancies, and if course our TOP 5 lists of THE WORST FILMS OF 2013 and TOP 10 lists of THE BEST FILMS OF 2013. We also have the usual UNO HITTRES and some great VIEWER MAIL from ANDY SWART, JOHN SMALLBERRIES, ANDY LUNN and RAFE GUTTMAN! Thanks as always!!!
NOTE: Due to ARCTIC VORTEX-inspired Cabin Fever Matt had his Cantankerous Levels set all the way to 11, so please take all his broad generalizations with a 50 pound bag of Ice Melt.
AND IT’S THE WAYNE GALE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
JEREMY and DANNO open with some festive holiday UNO HITTRES, such as Jeremy’s take on CATCHING FIRE and 12 YEARS A SLAVE, the horrifying transformation of the AMC THEATER branding, a DAILY SHOW/COLBERT REPORT discussion and MERRY much more!
NEXT ON THE YULE LOG: As is Kwanzaa tradition, DANNO and JEREMY discuss the continuing evolution (and entropy) of the SUPER HERO COMIC MOVIE MADNESS! Whether it’s MARVEL/DISNEY, DC/WARNER, FOX, NETFLIX or SONY they can’t stop throwing super hero films and TV shows eing at us. But it’s become too much! And they are just making more and more and more and more and MERRY HO HO HO!!!
FINALLY: a VERY HOLIDAY THEMED THEY WAY WE WERE! This Holiday Season gather the family around the flatscreen and toss in one, more, or all of JEREMY and DANNO’s suggestions: DIE HARD, GREMLINS, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, KISS KISS BANG BANG, SCROOGED, BAD SANTA, ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS, THE REF, George c. Scott’s version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 4th Host of show ANDY LUNN‘s suggestion RARE EXPORTS, the essential holiday classis A CHRISTMAS STORY, or, of course, A CHRISTMAS STORY 2: THE OFFICIAL SEQUEL. Seriously. It’s a real thing.
DANNO KLONOWSKI and MATT RISNES have been friends for 20 years and enjoy talking about things at length and in-depth, and in this episode they discuss the career of one of the WGVH Patron Saints: OLIVER STONE.
BUT FIRST: We open with some VIEWER MAIL from DALE ROY. Then we bust into UNO HITTRES starting with a mind-blowing analysis of HOT FUZZ by 3rd Host RAFE GUTTMAN. Matt and Danno then UNO HIT the passing of PAUL WALKER, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, STARSHIP TROOPERS 2, HOMEFRONT, FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM, LETTERBOXD, HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and much more.
THEN: THE WAY WE WERE–1986!!!
FINALLY: As you may have guessed by this podcasts title, Danno and Matt have a very special affinity for NATURAL BORN KILLERS and the films of OLIVER STONE, so we do a comprehensive retrospecticus of one of our shows Patron Saints career–his highest highs to his lowest lows and where he’s going as a filmmaker. Special thanks to ANDY LUNN for his Viewer Mail contribution to the conversation.
They like talking about stuff at length and in-depth and this time they are discussing the long gone movie theaters–THE CATHEDRALS, if you will!–of their youth.
BUT FIRST: We open with some UNO HITTRES including: NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2/NEVER SLEEP AGAIN (with a special NMOES2 dissertation by 3rd Host of the show RAFE GUTTMAN), THOR 2, AGENTS OF SHIELD, PRISONERS, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, Matt’s amazing story about attending a screening of 12 YEARS A SLAVE followed by a Q&A session with the director STEVE McQUEEN and much, much more.
THEN: THE WAY WE WERE–1985!!!
FINALLY: A look back at our cinematic youth and the theaters we loved–ALL OF WHICH ARE GONE NOW!!! Our favorite theaters in the Northern Minneapolis Metro area. Memories both good and bad, what we saw where, and lots of teenaged dating fumbles.