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Dec 25, 2018
Photographer and Navy veteran, Dan Quinajon stops by the podcast to talk about hosting a radio show on a ship, working with a local horse whisperer, veteran equine therapy, developing a dust allergy, being his dad's photo assistant, the decisive moment, transitioning from film to digital, the real international language, why we've gotta have Kardashians, the value of a tangible photograph, capturing emotion in a photo, Anton Corbijn, Photoshop vs. autotune, doing horse stuff, taking care of your parents, pouring wine for woo girls, the Grandfather Spirit, the Bushido code, what he hopes he sees when he crosses over, and pooping all over a cop.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @we_can_be_heroes_just_for1_day
Dec 18, 2018
Podcaster Jasmine Gonzalez drops by to talk about starting a podcast about murder, everyone else's podcasts, her quarter-life crisis, working in wine, trying to save a bird's life, photographing dead animals, crime scene photos, killing your spouse, guilt and innocence, the power of suggestion, dreaming of McDonald's, ceramics, social anxiety, typing, reading more books, emotional hoarding, controlling the chaos, having young parents, the day we find out about aliens, the beautiful music that plays after we die, and coding our Myspace pages.
 
Subscribe to the Drunk In Crime podcast:
Or follow her on Instagram: @ohjeezjaelynn
Dec 11, 2018
Stand up comic Aidan Candelario swings by the podcast to talk about following a backpack unpacking act, types of comedy, a little bit of silence, doing a stand up set for his family, losing a friend over a terrible set, lying to himself, disappointing sequels, watching The Phantom Menace on acid, professional poets, traveling, working in a riding warehouse, whether women enjoy a horse's muscles, the most delicious animal, what we did to dogs, getting bored of heaven, being amorphous and easygoing, and his dad's favorite Smash Mouth album.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @bicpapermate
Dec 4, 2018
Teacher Lauren Jensen stops by the podcast to talk about how much Percocet she has, sitting down during a Death Cab For Cutie concert, a rough neighborhood in Philly, being dropped off in New Jersey with $100, when her mom tracked her down, being saved in 6th grade, getting married in Bible college, the first time she saw her first husband's penis, watching her second husband feed apple juice to his prisoners, getting a thyroidectomy, spending 10 days radioactive in the woods, the ability to feel no emotion, hiding in a bathtub, sending ants to heaven, and the Komodo dragon's dirty mouth.
Nov 27, 2018
Musician Derek Woodruff drops by the podcast to talk about Pilot, the pressure of following up a hit, whether Jay Z and Beyoncé sound good together, alternate versions of our favorite albums, The Sids, pulling the plug on Jolly Roger, moving away from home like his Uncle Steve, making it home in time to say goodbye to his dad, dancing to Bobby Brown in his underwear, taking his dad's first guitar down from the attic, rescuing his first drum kit, why he's indebted to Sublime, leaving Little Radar, the only person he'll drum for, Music For Kids, remembering the best parts of his dad, and the number 69. 
 
Donate to Music For Kids at: https://www.gofundme.com/esdp2p-music-for-kids
 
Or follow him on Instagram: @dpwoodruff
Nov 20, 2018
Writer Annie Chabot swings by the podcast to talk about singing along to 80s music, becoming obsessed with Pearl Jam on a bus ride, letting her kids read her teenage journals, how getting pregnant at 19 saved her life, sneaking cookies off the top of her fridge, trying to parent a left-brained child, almost friendzoning her soulmate, testing your relationship on the road, hating math because of her parents' divorce, knocking on the wall so her sister couldn't sleep, puddle stomping, the time her husband gave his kidney away, turning 40, writing a poem vs. writing a song, being homeless for four months, the demon who watched her read the Bible, praying to Satan to find her drugs, suddenly being married to an atheist, and learning a lesson from the emperor moth.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @anniechabot or @revelmystic
Nov 13, 2018
Boutique manager and medical scribe, Nicole Huffman stops by the podcast to talk about singing compulsively, taking her own pulse, beheadings, being a perfectionist baby, learning how to blink, Smiling Coyote, micromanaging the other preschoolers, merit, synesthesia, JonBenét Ramsey, the implication of an ellipsis, why Santa used the same gift tags as our parents, hearing her eyelashes, where pickles grow, what fire is, weird things we faintly remember from childhood, her first Peter Pan, taking her work failures home, being an ENFP, leaving things better than she found them, her family's intuition, her chronic drug user friend, and an amazing movie about eyes.
Nov 6, 2018
Founder of Central Coast Paranormal Investigators, Mitch Flores drops by the podcast to talk about a local Satanic ritual murder, the effects of his 12 year-old brother's death, raising a daughter on his own, becoming a ghost hunter, the most haunted location on the Central Coast, EVPs, pressing an axe blade against his head, banishing a spirit from his house, the problem with poltergeists, why you should never use a Ouija board, Rex Krebs' house, climbing into an abandoned house to find the old man he saw in a window, the only time he got scared, differentiating paranormal activity from mental illness, and learning patience from a 4 year-old.
 
Find him online at: http://ccpinvestigators.com/
Or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccpinvestigators
Oct 30, 2018
Artist Biba Pickles swings by the podcast to talk about never learning how to drive, being the drunkest person in SLO, getting a God shot, being comfortable in her masculinity, getting into bones and stuff, meeting her mom and her panther tattoo, being the white sheep of the family, why you shouldn't put orange juice in a phone, going Rambo to rescue a rabbit, taking a break from comedy, Becky the heckler, never missing a golden moment to shut your mouth, changing her name to protect herself, believing in The Big Book, living in a world that is chronically pissed off, and putting the finger back on the hand.
Oct 23, 2018
Assistant editor and writer, Shaunna Angell stops by the podcast to talk about the mythical land of Huasna, riding a horse before she could walk, show jumping, having her mom as a teacher, being best friends with her dog, studying kinesiology, being old and hard to get a hold of, the Halcyon Lady in the Lake, associating towns with crimes, not believing in God or math, losing her trainer, how horses lie down, how much I know about dry shampoo, and when hair was a problem for all of us. 
Oct 16, 2018
Musician Nick Schutz sits down in the middle of our tour to talk about playing a closed coffee shop, whether learning magic tricks ruins magic tricks, a cracked windshield, playing for a paying audience, a cat that lives in a bathroom, playing a show for two people, crossing the Navajo Bridge, buying postcards we didn't send, LOTTO GUNS AMMO BEER, the Busta Crack Shack, learning to throw knives, being married by a pikey, finding a specific telephone pole, whether Fresno actually sucks or not, where the second Kris Special album is, relistening to Wilco, being a devout agnostic, and the smoothest cue ball ever produced. 
 
Follow him on Twitter: @nickspitzmusic 
Oct 9, 2018
Student Erin Kellermann drops by the podcast to talk about what 17 year-olds know about 9/11, why I'm so awkward in the Starbucks drive thru, being afraid of male teachers, living next to a cemetery, taunting demons, almost getting shanked, shoplifting, losing friends to drugs, trying not to step on hypodermic needles at the park, taking care of broken dogs, trying to figure out religion, the five alien creatures that work for the government, huffing gas aliens, and the hole in Antarctica that goes to the center of the Earth.
Oct 2, 2018
Professor of History, Dr. Roger Hall stops by the podcast to talk about listening to KPIG, how he dresses in the classroom, what he'll say in his retirement speech, making sure his students end up in a good band, collecting projector slides, resisting PowerPoint, working with Debbie Downers, Warren G. Harding, We're In The Money, Georgia font, forgetting his wife's birthday, zigging when they expect you to zag, Calvin Coolidge's sense of humor, pretending to believe in God to get a bandana, what happens to his PowerPoints after he dies, staying up until 4am crying at YouTube videos, a soldier's last letter, reading to his kids, and why today is the best day of his life.
Sep 25, 2018
Founder of Me-N-Joe's CBD Oil Animal Cookies, Melissa Osborne swings by the podcast to talk about coming back to her home, taking care of a donkey and a horse, how to calm your pets on the Fourth of July, the five favorite flavors of dogs, bringing home strays, why her dachshund no longer smells, driving a semi truck from California to Georgia, going to a seminary to learn about God, taking a traumatic math class, trusting God to take care of her student loans, and how she really lost the top of her finger. 
 
Shoot her an email at: menjoesanimalcookies@gmail.com
Sep 18, 2018
Progressive Christian vlogger and podcaster, Damon Garcia stops by the podcast to talk about recording rap songs, channeling creativity, leaving his church, Christianity's rummage sale, separating himself from other Christians, whether Trump or Obama is more Christian, the political life of Jesus, Love Wins, the craft of preaching, giving power to the Westboro Baptist Church, changing someone's mind with love, whether God lets bad things happen, thinking his dad wasn't his real dad, and people who don't show up for things.
 
Find him online at: https://www.godtalkpod.com/
Or follow him on Twitter: @whoisdamon
Sep 11, 2018

Writer and lavender farmer, Melissa J. Broughton drops by the podcast to talk about finding a place in Buellton, renting with an artist's credit history, growing up in a one-stoplight town, California's cost of living, running away after her divorce, remembering those palm trees, not having the things you thought you would, how writing a college handbook put her through college, being inspired by an airplane thief, her eclectic resumé, ghosting, wanting and not wanting kids, owning her daddy issues, progressing into alcoholism, celebrating her sobriety with a glass of wine, little sprinkles of divine intervention, and drinking Axl Rose's bath water.

Find her online at: https://www.facebook.com/mycowboydad/
Or follow Sleepy Bunny on Instagram: @lavender_naps

Sep 4, 2018
Stand-up comic Justin Bournonville swings by the podcast to talk about finding a Dan Curcio CD at a Goodwill, not living in an igloo in Alaska, 24 hours of sunlight, building his own home, growing a comedy scene, purposely botching the host's name, listening to Andrew Dice Clay on the way to school, joining an orchid club, restoring mopeds, trying to become an Elvis impersonator, 80s toys, what his kids are into, filling the void his dad's death left, giving people a chance, meeting his wife in an AOL chatroom, becoming a Mormon for a girl, being fired by a new pastor, what to do if you're not happy with the way things are going, where all the aliens are, and something called The Dab.

Find out more about his comedy showcase at: https://www.facebook.com/events/866603026870181/
Aug 28, 2018
Actor, musician, and dialect coach, Moriah Claire Quinn stops by the podcast to talk about not being home for two months, Blindboy Boatclub, psychobabble, the left and right sides of our bodies, sticking your finger between your teeth, being raised Bahá'í, growing edible dates, social media and the inherent sadness of life, slippery slopes, miscalculating the rapture, love wolves, Blurred Lines, those that scream loudest, your internet footprint, being a slave to your cell phone, how things used to was, the faith taters, coming out of the broom closet, the suck that is life, and being excellent to each other.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @moclaireq
Aug 21, 2018
Actress Katie Lawrence drops by the podcast to talk about occasionally living in Indiana, how 9/11 changed her dreams, the wine trail, Sudden Accent Syndrome, losing her memory, complex partial seizures, remembering blue balls, peeing with the door open, getting a laser in her brain, losing her headphones, whether she'll ever be on stage again, what she knows about Minecraft, having fun with Mormons, why her grandma's ghost won't fix her brain, being ignored by her husband for years, and when Batman died of starvation in her kitchen. 
 
Find her online at: https://katievsepilepsy.blogspot.com/
Aug 14, 2018
Singer-songwriter and coffee roaster, Shawn Clark swings by the podcast to talk about killing Jerry by doing this interview, moving to California from Texas, making junk sculptures, roasting coffee in his spare time, his wild dad, taking things apart, intentionally throwing his trombone auditions so he could sit with the cool kids, his first guitar, learning to love Country music, being cheated on, his Tuesday night group, hipster people, uppers, spending two weeks drunk, building a church in inner city Chicago, doing a street corner tour, being a real turd sometimes, not loving church, and being more than this body.
 
Find him online at: http://www.shawnclarkfamilyband.com/
Aug 7, 2018

Writer Josh Cornell stops by the podcast to talk about the most relaxing song ever written, a play about his tumultuous relationship, making horror films, going to law school, joint custody, tea time, anger, whether protesting can help anything, riling up a whole political party, comments sections, adversarial politics, the God who would send his grandfather to hell, being upset with your parents, raising kids in two different households, whether another God created God, Moon Boy, and Bad Guy Getter.

Get tickets for Legally Blonde here: http://smct.org/legally-blonde/

Jul 31, 2018
Author LK Walsh drops by the podcast to talk about getting an earbud stuck in her ear, creepy beautiful style, moving around a lot, her mom's dating advice, whether she should trust that I'm not a serial killer, having a knife in her purse, a murderer's carpet cleaning bill, what blood feels like, competitive shooting, writing angry but eloquent letters to her parents, reading terrible screenplays, diving with sharks, blowing bubbles at a sea lion, my RMS Titanic obsession, writing inspirational quotes, the laziness of negativity, getting someone to confess to a crime, The Rubber Band, Sensory Integration Disorder, constant rejection, short attention spans on a whale watching tour, taking no pictures on a boat dive, Facebook notifications, OurTime.com, outdoor cats, pretending to know a lot about wine, why Catholicism is her jam, and why you have no idea what she's capable of.
 
Find her online at: https://www.lkwalshauthor.com/

Get a copy of The Lavender Soul at: https://www.amazon.com/Lavender-Soul-LK-Walsh/dp/0999729802
Jul 24, 2018
Stryker systems maintainer Trevor Goodrich swings by the podcast to talk about being in class plays with Weston Scott, getting out of the Army, spending time in Thailand and Malaysia, ISIS' downward spiral, the two types of people in the Army, what a psychic told his mom about him, shellfish allergies, the Hoo-ah phase, why Washington is better than California, whether Trump has helped or hurt the military, being an energetic dork, soccer, getting a sign from God at camp, and suicide.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @hoodrich805
Jul 17, 2018
Photographer and singer-songwriter, Jenny Ashley stops by the podcast to talk about what she would do if she could not fail, working on a couple of bad novels, writing a song for gnome-smashing vandals, recording with Jon Bartel, building relationships with her half siblings, getting back into photography, Justin Vernon, disappointing Neal Breton, critical thinking, Elliott Smith therapy, grading papers in the bathtub, making a divorce work, letting boys cry, the missing component of her marriage, praying with her kids, and taking her son to judo class so he won't hurt her.

Find her online at: https://www.jennyashleyphotography.com/
or https://jennyashley.bandcamp.com/

Or follow her on Instagram: @jenny_bsides
Jul 10, 2018

In celebration of TWO full years of the Are We Okay? Podcast, Alli Wallace and Weston Scott drop by the podcast to talk about the difference between a bush and a tree, discussing politics with guests, the JFK assassination, Uncle Sam's unrequited relationship with his stepson, astral traveling with Cindy Martin, Kenny Gracia's theistic civility, the songs we would strip to, Johnny Wilson's marathon episode, how I feel about frisbee golf, sharing a cheesecake and mimosas with Jenn Hix, whether I'll ever hang out with Jesslyn Brundy, Justin Meddings' Bob Dole jokes, the strangest trolley tour of our lives, stuffing a turkey's wife, Danielle Churchill's green light for empathy, Dallas Bronson's butt, supporting your artist friends like Neal Breton, Savannah Nicholson's growth mindset, being desperate for Ben Ayers' attention, making an album alongside a weekly podcast, Larry Delinger's journals, and trying to live up to Ian Hassett's example. Then we answer a handful of rapid-fire questions, and play a game of Brat Pack Fact Attack: Rat Pack Smacks Back!

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