The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.77: An Oral History of 201 PROOF TELEVISION with AARON “Captain Honkass” WALLACE

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December 22nd, 1994… 20 years ago today… #94Platinum… the final episode of a sketch comedy series created and starring DANNO, MATT, Host 8 DAN NORDQUIST, and many other COON RAPIDS, MN luminaries aired live on cable access NCTV… it was:

201 PROOF TELEVISION!!! 

And on the 77th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by one of original 201 co-host’s and 201 Players AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE!

FIRST: Many a highest moon ago HONKASS moved to Colorado, so DANNO and HONK do some catching up, followed by some reminiscing of COON RAPIDS LORE–including the Holy Ground known as PHILLIPS 66!!! They then discuss AARON’s ongoing zine of over 20 years–WASTED QUARTER! Tales are told and MATT is mentioned so much it’s almost like was there for the recording of this episode.

NEXT: To commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the “birth” of 201 PROOF TELEVISION the sketch comedy series, and the 20th Anniversary of live broadcasting of the final episode of 201, AARON and DANNO have an in-depth chat about the origins and evolution of the show itself and the friends who made it. From it’s ill-conceived, federal-broadcast violating first episode to it’s 40% pre-taped and edited series finale, the show saw many phases, hosts, ideas, and cast members come and go, and HONK and DANNO do their best to tell tales about them all.

FINALLY:  In addition the extensive talk, there are audio snippets of sketches edited in thru-out the conversation.  Full length videos of the sketches discussed here (and many more) are available on HONKASS’s youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkft4YtomsppV8m_p4rsvIA/videos

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped make 201 PROOF TELEVISION possible, including:

BEN JOHNSON, JOHN WREISNER, KERRIE-ANN GOLDFARB(nee CHRISTENSEN), AARON “CAPTAIN HONKASS” WALLACE, DAN NORDQUIST, DANNO KLONOWSKI(nee OCHSENDORF), JOSH MEISTER, CORY SWAP, NICK the CHILD PORN STAR, CHAD BECKER, BENNO NORDQUIST, MATT RISNES, NCTV studios, NCTV’s MR. SWEATER and MS. BLOUSE, and too many more people who cameoed, ran cameras, and broke our hearts to mention. But THANK YOU to each and every one of you!!!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.76: MYSTERY SWAPS THEATRE with CORY SWAP

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On the 76th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by old friend to both Matt and Danno, CORY SWAP!!!

FIRST: Some UNO HITTRES including a discussion of binge watching vs. weekly, LOUIS CK, Simpsons/King of the Hill, and much, much more.

NEXT: CORY is once again subjected to WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME with 10 fast and furious questions about one of the most cherish television shows of all times!!!…by people between 35-50…MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000!!!

FINALLY: Straight outta Deep 13!!! SWAPS challenges DANNO to watch a MYSTERY bad film. They do. What follows is the result of that experiment….

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.75: The WGVH AWAKENS–a 75th Anniversary UNO HITTRES Spectacular!!!

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MATT and DANNO are back together for a UNO HITTRE ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR on the 75th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR!!!

FIRST: This episode was recorded the day after Thanksgiving, so DANNO and MATT had no choice but to delve right into the STAR WARS ep.7: THE FORCE AWAKENS teaser.

THEN:  MATT discusses the music of 2014 he’s been into.

FINALLY: Some UNO HITTRES including: HERCULES, HELLO LADIES, BIRDMAN, KEY and PEELE, and much, much more.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt

DANNO and MATT don’t look so bad for having turned 75, and neither will you with the WGVH t-shirt!

 


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.74: The BOYS from the DWARF with RYAN COLLER

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On the 74th episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by an old friend of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, RYAN COLLER!

FIRST: Nary a second is wasted as RYAN and DANNO jump right into UNO HITTRES including: GONE GIRL, STARSHIP: ICARUS , how we would fix the STAR TREK franchise, and much, much more.

THEN: Self-proclaimed STAR TREK nerd RYAN has his knowledge of the man, myth, and legend himself WILLIAM SHATNER tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: It’s been on television for over 25 years and is probably one of the best shows you have never heard of: RED DWARF!!! So DANNO and RYAN break down the 10 series‘ of RED DWARF–the characters, the episodes, and how each season changes both in aesthetics and tone–to give you an in-depth look at the greatest sci-fi sitcom ever made.

Thanks to RYAN for being on the show again, and as always to YOU for listening!

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Host 4 ANDY LUNN is dressed and ready for a podcast rumble. Are you???


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.73: FINCHER FEVER

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MATT and DANNO are back together for a veritable Thanksgiving feast of gab on the 73rd episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR!!!

FIRST: DANNO and MATT have some UNO HITTRES including: DRACULA UNTOLD, BLUE RUIN, ENEMY, TIME & ERIC’s BEDTIME STORIES, THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW and much, much more.

FINALLY: With the release of GONE GIRL, DAVID FINCHER has now directed ten films and so  MATT and DANNO not only discuss each film in-depth, but give their over-all ranking of Fincher’s body of work.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.72: EXTRATERRESTRIAL with Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS

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On the 72nd episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS!

FIRST: JEREMY and DANNO discuss the-then pending election from earlier this month (VOTE SLOAT!), then move onto UNO HITTRES including: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, ABOUT TIME, STAR WARS: REBELS, and much more!

THEN: DANNO and JEREMY were given a advance screener of EXTRATERRESTRIAL (which opens this FRIDAY, Nov 21st), a new film by the VICIOUS BROTHERS about yet another gaggle of people alone in the woods whose weekend is ruined when they see a UFO…and then the dying starts.  So listen in on JEREMY and DANNO’s review to see if you should go see it this Friday.

NEXT: JEREMY’s knowledge of which films featured either MICHAEL IRONSIDE or POWERS BOOTHE is tested in the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: JEREMY and DANNO discuss their TOP 5 FAVORITE FILMS featuring EXTRATERRESTRIALS!

Thanks once again to Host 5 for being on the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.71: “HICKSVILLE” with MIKE DAWSON

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On the 71st episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is honored to be joined by one of his inspirations to become a podcaster in the first place: MIKE DAWSON!

FIRST: In addition to hosting both THE INK PANTHERS SHOW and TCJ TALKIES, Mike is also a fantastic cartoonist! So DANNO and MIKE discuss Mike’s podcasts and his graphic novels, including FREDDIE & ME, ACE-FACE, TROOP 142, and the new ANGIE BONGIOLATTI!  ANGIE BONGIOLATTI is a wonderful slice-of-life tale set in the immediate weeks after 9/11 in the heart of New York City based-ish on MIKE’s own experiences. This all leads us down many conversational roads including YOUTHFUL LIBERALISM vs PUSHING 40 PRAGMATISM, being a GIRL SCOUT TROOP LEADER, and much more.

THEN: MIKE and DANNO discuss FAILING UPWARDS as a middle-aged creators.

FINALLY: In homage to Mike’s TCJ TALKIES graphic novel book club discussion podcast, we have a WGVH TALKIE about a shared beloved graphic novel, Dylan Horrock’s HICKSVILLE!  We discuss COMICS AS MAPS, CREATOR’S RIGHTS, and how Dylan’s dream of a COMICS UTOPIA like HICKSVILLE has ACTUALLY COME TRUE!!!…and why that is both good and bad.

Thanks to MIKE for being on the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.70: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL MAYBE with JESSE GILLESPIE

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On the 70th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by friend, artist, and champion hugger JESSE GILLESPIE.

FIRST: A look into JESSE’s artistic endeavors, including art for the cards in the online game HAND OF FATE, then it’s onto some UNO HITTRES including SPACE STATION ’76  and much, much more.

THEN: We dive into our discussion about Christianity with JESSE’s knowledge of THE BIBLE being tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY:  God. Jesus. Heaven. Hell. What up with all that? JESSE–a believer and one-time pastor–and DANNO–a full-time The Universe is a Cold, Uncaring Infinityist–tackle all the BIG QUESTIONS about Christianity. They start with reviews and discussions on two of the biggest religious films of 2014: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL and NOAH–how they contrast in their messages, aesthetic, and what they actually are saying about religion. From there it’s onto the larger questions about what Christianity is, what it means, what it’s done, and where it’s going. Finally, we get a definitive answer to the Big Question: IF HEAVEN IS FOR REAL MAYBE, IS DANNO GOING TO HELL?

Thanks to JESSE for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.69: The HISTORY OF HORROR

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 

On the 69th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is fortunate to be joined IN PERSON by proud papa and WGVH co-founder MATT RISNES!!!

FIRST: MATT and DANNO have some holiday horror UNO HITTRES including: TUSK, OCULUS, CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZEROvarious HORROR/HOLIDAY events around Minneapolis, and much, much more.

FINALLY:  In the holiday spirit, MATT and DANNO take a decade-by-decade view of the HISTORY OF HORROR in cinema.  They examine world events and cinematic evolution to determine how and why each decades horror had a certain feel and aesthetic, and what each decades films has to reflect back and say about us as a species. Its a fun and academic examination, and both fellas pick a film for each decade that they feel is the best example of where horror was at.

Thanks to MATT for being able to do this in person, and as always to YOU for listening!

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Bring about the END OF DAYS in style like MATT in the official WGVH t-shirt!

HALLOWEEN UPDATE:

KYLE and TIM over at the BLOODBATH & BOOMSTICKS podcast were nice enough to ask DANNO to come crack wise and ask the big questions about JOHN CARPENTER’s 1987 classic PRINCE OF DARKNESS!!! Check it out!

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The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.68: COMIC BOOK LIFE LESSONS with ZANDER CANNON

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On the 68th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by a friend, writer, and THE BEST CARTOONIST of 2014 ZANDER CANNON!!! 

FIRST: DANNO totally messes up, so to learn LOTS MORE about ZANDER’s comic career, click HERE!!!  Otherwise, be sure to pick up his award-winning book HECK and look forward to the upcoming KAIJUMAX!!!  

ZANDER and DANNO have some UNO HITTRES including: The legacy of JACK KIRBYPACIFIC RIM, MIRAGE MEN, TROLL HUNTER, MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, DANNO runs into COLIN HANKS, and MORE!

AND THEN: ZANDER’s knowledge of cartoonist and SPAWN creator TODD McFARLANE is tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: ZANDER and DANNO have both made a lot of comics in their lives. They have also read a lot of comics, and a lot of those comics were pretty terrible and helped shape the work DANNO and ZANDER would eventually create.  So both ZANDER and DANNO pick five comics issues/series/or creators who  influenced them…not in their greatness, but in their mistakes, and what the fellas took away as COMIC BOOK LIFE LESSONS.

Thanks as always to you for listening!

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Look as classy as Host 4 ANDY LUNN–last seen entering The Black Lodge…

 

 


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 67: SPEED DATING with THE BIRTHDAY BOYS

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On the 67th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is honored to be joined by the funniest comedy troupe on television currently: THE BIRTHDAY BOYS!!

Since one can never really pick which member of a comedy team they like best, Danno goes SPEED DATING with them and picks for you!

Season 1 of THE BIRTHDAY BOYS is now on NETFLIX.

Season 2 begins FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th on IFC.

Thanks for letting the WGVH in on the WORLD PODCAST TOUR, BOYS!

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Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt

Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 66: LET’S GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER with the NEW WGVH Host 8 DAN NORDQUIST!!!

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In the 66th episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by a friend of over 20 years, music aficionado, podcaster, and now HOST 8 of the WGVH: DAN NORDQUIST! 

FIRST: We do some catching up and have some UNO HITTRES including: HOUSE OF CARDS (us), Ken Burns’ THE ROOSEVELTS, UTOPIA (us) vs. UTOPIA (uk), WALKING DEAD lotto tickets, and the wacky world of CATS vs. MICE!

AND THEN: Dan’s knowledge of FAITH NO MORE, one of the bands that brought the two Dans together back in 1990, is tested on the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR MOVIE GAME!

FINALLY: LET’S GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!!!! As you’ve probably noticed a lot of bands whose hey-day was the 1990’s have been getting back together in the last several years for either one-off festival appearances, outright cash-grabs, or sometimes–though rarely–out of the love of their music and fans and friendship. So DAN and DANNO examine this trend and break the discussion down into 4 parts: BANDS WHO ARE DOING IT RIGHT, BANDS WHO ARE DOING IT WRONG, BANDS WE’D LIKE TO SEE GET BACK TOGETHER(for the RIGHT reasons), and BANDS WHO CAN JUST AWAY FOREVER NOW THANKS.

SHOW NOTES:  The Dans bring up the local NPR-funded station THE CURRENT a lot on this episode. To learn more about/stream THE CURRENT, click HERE.

Thanks again to the now EIGHTH and FINAL HOST of the WGVH DAN NORDQUIST, and be sure to check out HIS podcast THE VINYL SCORE MUSIC SHOW.

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Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt

Thanks as always to you for listening!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 65: The Return of HEY, MISTER! is a Sign of the END OF DAYS!!! with PETE SICKMAN-GARNER

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On the 65th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is honored to be joined by one of his great cartooning influences: 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!

THENDanno 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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Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt

Look as classy as the WGVH Hosts Danno and Matt

Thanks Pete for doing the show, and as always thanks to you for listening!


WGVH: LIVE FROM BATONGA ep 2: A RETORT TO THE SWART

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Welcome to the second episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR spin-off  WGVH: LIVE FROM BATONGA with MATT RISNES and DANNO KLONOWSKI!!!  

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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Look as classy as the WGVH hosts Danno and Matt!

 

Thanks as always for listening!

 

 


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 64: SCAGNETTI on SCAGNETTI–The TOM SIZEMORE Interview

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On the 64th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is humbled and delighted to have a conversation with a WGVH Patron Saint and Jack Scagnetti himselfTOM SIZEMORE!!!

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.

THENTom 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!!!


WGVH: LIVE FROM BATONGA ep.1– WE NEED TO HAVE ANOTHER TALK ABOUT FRANK

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Welcome to the first episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR spin-off  WGVH: LIVE FROM BATONGA with MATT RISNES and DANNO KLONOWSKI!!!

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!!!!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 63: The FILMS of #94PLATINUM with Host 7 ANDY SWART

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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!

SHOW NOTE: Oops-I accidentally called out over a twitter fight about on the new WGVH. I meant . Apologies, Jack Read.


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 62: TAPROOM CINEMA with Host 5 JEREMY ZOSS and CHRIS MEYER of TAPROOM CINEMA

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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 CINEMAa 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!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 61: Episode VII–The SPECULATION MENACE with CORY SWAP

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On the 61st episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by an old friend to both Matt and Danno, CORY SWAP!!!

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.


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 60: NICK POST and ROBIN WILLIAMS, RIP

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On the 60th episode of THE WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR, host DANNO KLONOWSKI returns from a funeral and has a few thoughts on the recent and dearly departed NICK POST and ROBIN WILLIAMS.


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 59: The AMINAL KINGDOM with BRITTANY FOSTER

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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!!!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 58: GUILTY PLEASURES with Host 4 ANDY LUNN

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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)!!!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 57: SUMMER VACATION DRAMA with JEREMY ZOSS

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WE’RE BACK!!! And on the 57th episode of the WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined once again by 5th Host JEREMY ZOSS!!! 

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!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 56: The MUSIC of #94Platinum w/ ANDY SWART (pt.2 of 2)

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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!


The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 55: The Music of #94Platinum with ANDY (and Cole) SWART

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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.