Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Accompanied by Scott Passarella, King of Pianists, Pianist of Kings.

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Accompanied by Scott Passarella, King of Pianists, Pianist of Kings.

 

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324. LIVE from Vienna: Are You There God? It's me, Goo

The following was recorded live at Die Neue Tribüne in Vienna on May 17th 2024, and features accompaniment by piano wizard Diego Collatti (who learned what he was being asked to do like 30 minutes before and absolutely crushed it.) Thank you so much to American Improv and Peter Graff for bringing us out! Now join us on a 100% scientifically accurate journey... See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 Jul 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:03

16 Jul 2024


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323. LIVE from the Bourbon Room: Mountain Do In Your Room

The following was recorded live at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles, on May 5th 2024. It's got the whole Fam Band (Scott Passarella on keys, Brett Morris on guitar, and Dana Wickens on the stickens)! This one is a classic college tale of doubling down on rash decisions, math in the abstract, and a certain trademarked soft drink. If you don't like this one, you need to get your eyes checked. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 Jul 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:56

02 Jul 2024


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322. On Book: Tracklist

We're back and we're trying to figure out how many songs we can actually fit into this thing, and what those songs should be. Also, we get way into the sci-fi weeds. That's writing baby. Sorry about the birds. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

25 Jun 2024

51 MINS

51:40

25 Jun 2024


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321. LIVE from Amsterdam Bar & Hall (Saint Paul): 15, 30, 40, Love

The following was recored live at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in Saint Paul MN on March 1st 2024, and was accompanied by the incredible Sam Scheidler on keys. It's got tennis, it's got robots, it's made by humans and not AI! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jun 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:17

18 Jun 2024


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320. On Book: Want Song Part 2 (Wont Song)

Woah, an off schedule release! In this one In this one the team iterates on/creates part of the teenage portal musical want song, and unravels the mysteries of the word "wont." Looking for an improvised musical? Try one of the episodes that doesn't start with "On Book," these are different! Thank you to everyone who came to see us in Vienna, London, and Dublin! Videos from City Winery (Atlanta) and the Den Theater (Chicago) are now available on OffBookClubhouse.com See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

31 MINS

31:54

14 Jun 2024


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319. LIVE from The Den Theater (Chicago): Electric Feels

The following was recorded live at The Den Theater in Chicago on February 29th 2024. It is accompanied by Sam Scheidler on Keys, and Chris Ditton on drums, both of whom are absolute kings and wizards. This one features a bunch of fish, a dance craze, and throwing a party for your dad. Thank you Chicago, you're OUR KIND OF TOWN! Note: Unfortunately the drums were not clearly recored to do technical difficulties. Also as you may have guessed by our release order, the live shows in Boston and Detroit were both entirely lost to technical glitches as well (so if you took a secret high quality recoding of either of those shows, let us know.) Apologies, but we had a wonderful time in both those cities, and we hope those who saw them live enjoyed our tales of a bunch of animals in a hot air balloon and Richard Nixon's ghost. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:56

04 Jun 2024


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318. LIVE from City Winery (Atlanta): Cinderella Name Game

The following was recorded live at City Winery in Atlanta on February 27th 2024. It is accompanied once again by the ever brilliant Eric Gersen. This musical answers the question: "What's the full story behind that jump rope rhyme about cinderella and the snake and the doctors?" Put this one on the list of things Disney can sue us for. Thank you Atlanta for your warm welcome and your incredible rhythm. If we could do it again, we'd keep it all the same. Once upon a time... TECH NOTE: The recording had some technical difficulties during the first song, but they resolve as the episode continues. Thank you for your understanding. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 May 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:34

21 May 2024


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317. LIVE AGAIN from Sea Tea Improv (Hartford): A Partial Architect

The following was the second show of the night live at Sea Tea Improv in Hartford CT on February 24th, 2024! It was accompanied AGAIN AGAIN by the incredible Eric Gersen. Architects, engineers, exes, the Seattle Kraken, the president. What could possibly bring these people together together? Listen and find out. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

07 May 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:52

07 May 2024


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316. LIVE from Sea Tea Improv (Hartford): Good Kid, Good Dad.

The following was recorded live at Sea Tea Improv in Hartford CT on February 24th, 2024! It was accompanied AGAIN by the incredible Eric Gersen. A girl goes to school. A city government crumbles. Some cats do cat stuff. Also, it is the official position of Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast that the books of Rebecca Yarros' Empyrean series are for ADULTS. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 Apr 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:26

23 Apr 2024


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315. LIVE from The Bell House (Brooklyn): Flow Of The Rings: A Volcano Story

The following was recorded live at The Bell House Theater in Brooklyn NY on February 23rd 2024. Join Zach, Jess, the incredible Eric Gersen on keys and Josh Bailey on drums, as they journey to a premier honeymoon destination where the lava is definitely moving so so slow. Invite your uncle, we've saved him a spot at the table. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:12

09 Apr 2024


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314. ON BOOK: More Opening and the "Want Song"

Zach and Jess are back with a tour recap, life updates, an INTERNATIONAL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT (London/Dublin/Vienna), a wandering story about a play Zach saw, and of course more development of their new musical. Follow @offbookpod on instagram to get the most up to date touring/ticket info. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:32

02 Apr 2024


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313. LIVE from the Miracle Theatre (DC): Prospecting for Problems

The following was recorded LIVE at the Miracle Theater in Washington DC on February 22nd 2024 with accompaniment by the incredible Eric Gersen! Thanks for coming out DC, we would slow turn for you all day long! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:38

26 Mar 2024


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312. LIVE from World Cafe Live (Philly): Tryin'!

The following was performed LIVE at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Feb21st 2024, and was accompanied by the incredible Eric Gersen! Thank you Philly for coming out to see our faces with your faces! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Mar 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:07

12 Mar 2024


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311. LIVE from SF Sketchfest: Infinity Time, Infinity Wine

The following was recorded LIVE at SF Sketchfest in February of 2024 at the Great Star Theater! ALSO Tickets for our tour are on sale at linktr.ee/offbook See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:18

13 Feb 2024


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310. A Good 'Ol Mountain Christmas (with Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker)

It's here it's here! Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker give us the greatest gift of all, by joining us once again to create a good ol' holiday musical! After that they stick around for our annual decent into madness, as we reinvent the 12 Days of Christmas. WE'RE GOING ON TOUR! Dates/tickets at linktr.ee/offbook See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

19 Dec 2023

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:48

19 Dec 2023


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309. ON BOOK: The Opening

In which Zach and Jess begin crafting the opening of their brand new written musical! Thank you so much to everyone still supporting OffBookClubhouse.com. Next week is the holiday episode, but this week is about discussing how the openings of musicals work, the rules about portals, how to spell "soliloquy", and ice water. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

50 MINS

50:58

13 Dec 2023


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308. LIVE from the Bourbon Room: Doctor Camp

The following was recorded live on 9-20-2023 at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles. This one is a totally accurate version of how doctors become doctors, and the summer camp they all go to as part of their training. We've got the whole fam band on this one and it is NOT to be missed. Thanks for coming out LA! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

31 Oct 2023

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:28

31 Oct 2023


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307. LIVE from Mississippi Studios: 2005

The following was recored live 9-19-2023 at Mississippi Studios in Portland Oregon. This was the 2nd of two shows played last night (we're still hunting down the first.) Join a bunch of teens and they teen their way through Disneyland Grad night in the year....2005. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

24 Oct 2023

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:01

24 Oct 2023


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306. LIVE from the Crocodile: Music for Roo!

The following was recorded LIVE on September 18th, 2023 at the Crocodile in Seattle Washington. Join us for a classic tale of a boy band with too many boys. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

17 Oct 2023

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:37

17 Oct 2023


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305. ON BOOK: The Narrowing

The votes are in for what you thought should be our written musical, and now it's time for us to decide if you got it right or not! For real though, this is the one where we try to narrow down the path ahead, and while we we DO do that, we also spend a not inconsiderable amount of time talking about Star Wars, and singing a particularly catchy hook. Thanks Brett, it's always wonderful to spend time having a one sided conversation with you. Thank you to those of you who came out and saw us on tour! The next few episodes will be those live shows. GET. PUMPED. (They were a blast.) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

26 Sep 2023

50 MINS

50:32

26 Sep 2023


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304. ON BOOK: The Gathering Brainstorm

Some ideas are good, some ideas are less good, but all ideas find their place in the churning tempest that is THE BRAINSTORM. Zach and Jess continue their writing process for a new musical by pitching each other new musicals musicals, all of which will inevitably change one billion times (but you gotta start somewhere). Check out our socials to vote for your fav, AND, check out our west coast tour dates! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Sep 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:07

12 Sep 2023


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303. ON BOOK: Journey to the Center of the Word Cloud (episodes 201-300)

We were slightly delayed by moving, Chekhov, and the novel corona virus, but we have arrived at the end of our recap! We are joined again by the incredible Jackie Reilly who finally reveals her dark work (many many pages of notes and a word cloud that exposes our innermost truths. ALSO: LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS (https://linktr.ee/Offbook) Thank you Brett-iting for the editing. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

22 Aug 2023

2 HR 37 MINS

2:37:22

22 Aug 2023


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302. ON BOOK: Dinner and Drinks (episodes 101-200)

The recap crew is back (Zach, Jess and shining star Jackie Reilly) to tackle Off Book Episodes 101-200, AND take a break to eat dinner and discover how many of their musical titles contain the word "Destiny." Obviously they are drinking again, and Zach tries a new summer drink hack that frankly does not work. Brett Morris, Edits More-This. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

01 Aug 2023

2 HR 03 MINS

2:03:20

01 Aug 2023


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301. ON BOOK: The Scripted Musical Process (episodes 1-100)

Well well well, look who's back with a brand new very very long journey of introspection? As they prepare to write a whole new SCRIPTED musical before your very ears, Zach and Jess are joined by writer, comedian, and all around rockstar Jackie Reilly as they comb through their first 100 episodes trying to figure out WHAT IT ALL MEANS. These next three are going to be very different and kinda meander-y so if that's your jam, get comfy 'cause this took us almost three hours and we're only 1/3 of the way through. Also, we did make Brett edit it because he's the best and it turns out his job is actually very hard. Okay love you byeeeee! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

25 Jul 2023

2 HR 55 MINS

2:55:51

25 Jul 2023


#305

62. Live from Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Taran Killam)

The hilarious [Taran Killam] (https://twitter.com/TaranKillam) ( [Single Parents] (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__abc.go.com_shows_single-2Dparents&d=DwMFaQ&c=aLv4kG3eFBuAUFgZFQ07JQ&r=FnkAcpSdRQDzPOs9gDuPx9-KZfXWdNiPRAZUnrdo4Eo&m=rR0hr5H5NYW4SJ-uo6I0yZsxYFzNLykgMYRGzMWmuRw&s=zbKg57wipWuzLs-AoTM_fXTITyK-8cQ6wWtFpnx-mbM&e=) , [Night School] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QtXGirWf0) , SNL) joins Jess and Zach for "Poetry: 1959" the live new musical packed with paddle boats, Counting Crows, British accents and guitar (!!!). With songs like "I Don't Get It", "Just Float", and "Beans, Kippers and Mash" you won't get these bangers out of your head. Plus, stay til the end for a very special talk-back with the audience! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/offbook code: OFFBOOK), and Amazon Prime Channels (www.tryprimechannels.com/offbook). See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jul 2023

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:38

18 Jul 2023


#304

42. Stranger Sings (w/ Briga Heelan)

Briga Heelan (Great News) stars in a monstrous new musical filled with blood, bikes, belting vocals and more. With songs like "Sunnybrooke Side of Life", "You Need Us Kids", "It'sMidnight...", don't wait to Upside-download this sure-to-be-classic episode! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK) and Spice Islands (www.spiceislands.com/offbook). See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jul 2023

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:12

18 Jul 2023


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35. Bring Your Dad to Work Day and the Place That You Work Is A School (w/ David Wain)

The amazing David Wain ( [A Futile and Stupid Gesture [netflix.com]] (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.netflix.com_title_80107084&d=DwMFaQ&c=aLv4kG3eFBuAUFgZFQ07JQ&r=FnkAcpSdRQDzPOs9gDuPx9-KZfXWdNiPRAZUnrdo4Eo&m=7vWLj71L7IzqhNSODBOgLNR0R7CSpsjiPBNDly9jj9g&s=aAM5x6bab8O4FoSAsEJ49eA1nJPBvRVVBpGS3AbFTPg&e=) , [Wet Hot American Summer:Ten Years Later] (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.netflix.com_title_80117800&d=DwMFaQ&c=aLv4kG3eFBuAUFgZFQ07JQ&r=FnkAcpSdRQDzPOs9gDuPx9-KZfXWdNiPRAZUnrdo4Eo&m=7vWLj71L7IzqhNSODBOgLNR0R7CSpsjiPBNDly9jj9g&s=_rY6yOez-OO9BFgTWa_ye9K_MSn7so17Al3O8gAI3M4&e=) ) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a paternal school-yard musical filled with pudding cups, dodgeball, Marines and dads! With songs like"Bring Your Dad to Work Day", "Dreams in the Stars", and"Gotta Stay Caffeinated, When You're Getting Educated", you'll be trading juice boxes for more of these tunes. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands (www.spiceislands.com/offbook), Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK). See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jul 2023

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:00

18 Jul 2023


#302

34. Zigging Through Time (w/ Ross Bryant)

Musical improviser and rap champion [Ross Bryant] (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_rossbryant&d=DwMFaQ&c=aLv4kG3eFBuAUFgZFQ07JQ&r=FnkAcpSdRQDzPOs9gDuPx9-KZfXWdNiPRAZUnrdo4Eo&m=lk4MnwrB2Jsq-s76U4xxykmmskCyO7DLb0EQVILDDTM&s=S0qBYEl7Dn-K4M0zMzM3zKYHvX_mSp0ycEztxSK01Lc&e=) joins Zach and Jess this week for a trippy musical with David Bowie raps, cavemen, dinosaurs, aliens, and somehow SO much more. With songs like"Relic of Music", "David Bowie: An Alien For Real" and "Crack Team", your ears won't believe what planet you're on. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK), Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK), and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK). See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jul 2023

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:53

18 Jul 2023


#301

33. Odycheese (w/ Griffin Newman)

Griffin Newman (The Tick, [Blank Check] (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__itunes.apple.com_us_podcast_blank-2Dcheck-2Dwith-2Dgriffin-2Ddavid_id981330533-3Fmt-3D2&d=DwMFaQ&c=aLv4kG3eFBuAUFgZFQ07JQ&r=FnkAcpSdRQDzPOs9gDuPx9-KZfXWdNiPRAZUnrdo4Eo&m=sQSVrVY1jcb-KBct_uV__WQ4ORAt6s7VWjfLN69kLxo&s=hl5UlbqCXQio8QfjdwFMy5sQzD661sfKLGhLxdoNfr8&e=) ) returns to the OFF BOOK stage, this time in-studio!, for a new musical about cheese, cheese and more cheese! With songs like "Meet the Captain", "River of Brie" and "We Swissed You", you won't "roux" the day you heard this episode! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK) and Audible (www.audible.com/OFFBOOK). See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jul 2023

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:01

18 Jul 2023