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Episode 256: Alex Zalben

Alex Zalben, the host of Nerdist’s long running Comic Book Club podcast, came by Going Off Track this week to... Read on.
Alex Zalben, the host of Nerdist’s long running Comic Book Club podcast, came by Going Off Track this week to discuss all things geek as well as political activism through satire. Alex has become a super hero in his own right during our countries’ current political mess, and he makes us laugh through our gritted...  Read on.
Alex Zalben, the host of Nerdist’s long running Comic Book Club podcast, came by Going Off Track this week to discuss all things geek as well as political activism through satire. Alex has become a super hero in his own right during our countries’ current political mess, and he makes us laugh through our gritted teeth. We encourage you to listen up and start your own revolution. Alex on Twitter Alex's website
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Episode 255: Tim Kasher

Cursive and The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher returns to Going Off Track to discuss why he moved to Los... Read on.
Cursive and The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher returns to Going Off Track to discuss why he moved to Los Angeles, reminisce about the Omaha/Saddle Creek heyday and discuss his upcoming feature film debut No Resolution. (In case you were wondering, yes, Kasher’s latest solo album with the same name will serve as its soundtrack.)...  Read on.
Cursive and The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher returns to Going Off Track to discuss why he moved to Los Angeles, reminisce about the Omaha/Saddle Creek heyday and discuss his upcoming feature film debut No Resolution. (In case you were wondering, yes, Kasher's latest solo album with the same name will serve as its soundtrack.) We also wax about how getting older has affected his relationships, the intensely personal nature of his writing and why sometimes you have to emotionally abandon your loved ones in order to create uncompromising art. "Now that we've started our own label it can't be about money making, it's just all about doing your own stuff," Kasher explains when discussing the new imprint he started with his Cursive bandmates, 15 Passenger Records. "I still love to buy records and it's important to me so [the goal of the label is] trying to reach out to those like-minded people but also entice other people that are used to only using Spotify." In other words, use the link below and buy some of Tim's music in a tangible form, okay? Tim Kasher Cursive 15 Passenger Records
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Episode 254: StevenSteven

Flaming Lips’ multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd and the original host of Blue’s Clues Steve Burns came by Going Off Track to... Read on.
Flaming Lips’ multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd and the original host of Blue’s Clues Steve Burns came by Going Off Track to discuss their musical project STEVENSTEVEN who just released their debut album of children’s songs, Foreverywhere. Along the way we talk about Burns’ death hoax, the time Jonah saw The Flaming Lips open for Candlebox and...  Read on.
Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd and the original host of Blue's Clues Steve Burns came by Going Off Track to discuss their musical project STEVENSTEVEN who just released their debut album of children's songs, Foreverywhere. Along the way we talk about Burns' death hoax, the time Jonah saw The Flaming Lips open for Candlebox and why it was taboo for children's television to be cool during the Blue's Clues era. We also discuss why only one of these Steven's is a fan of the band Rush, how the duo feel going into their first show ever and why despite all of their success they feel like they still have something to prove. "It's a little scary because for me I had to summon a part of me that I haven't in twenty years just to do it, "Burns explains at one point. "I also think it's a personal expectation because the stakes are kind of high, I'm performing for kids again." If you've ever wondered what it's like to be in a musical project with a member of your favorite band, this episode is a rare example of actualizing that dream and finding friendship along the way. Listen to STEVENSTEVEN
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Episode 253: Josh Bayer

Josh Bayer is a comic book artist and drawing teacher who recently created expanded artwork for Integrity’s reissue of “Humanity... Read on.
Josh Bayer is a comic book artist and drawing teacher who recently created expanded artwork for Integrity’s reissue of “Humanity Is The Devil.” He came by Going Off Track to discuss the turning point that made him want to pursue comics as a career, his experiences meeting Henry Rollins and how his brother Samuel Bayer...  Read on.
Josh Bayer is a comic book artist and drawing teacher who recently created expanded artwork for Integrity’s reissue of “Humanity Is The Devil.” He came by Going Off Track to discuss the turning point that made him want to pursue comics as a career, his experiences meeting Henry Rollins and how his brother Samuel Bayer (who directed the video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”) let him stay with him in Los Angeles when he has nowhere else to turn. We also discuss the merits of free food at Krishna temples, Bayer’s time working as a psychic and the validating nature of teaching tomorrow’s youth about his chosen art form. If you’re interested in Josh’s work we recommend checking out Suspect Device, Henry And Glenn Forever and Screw Job, although you can’t really go wrong with any of it. “When you start drawing your first Popeye script you’re doing an apprenticeship in a way,” Bayer says about when he was starting out his comic career by taking other people’s comics and drawing them in his own way before developing his own highly distinctive style. Oh and in case you were wondering, Josh is not related to Jonah… although they both do love Integrity. Visit Josh Bayer online Buy stuff from Josh’s store
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