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We're All Yankovics

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Our podcast is all about Mr. Weird Al Yankovic. We discuss each of his published songs, one by one, talking about his inspirations, artist's reactions, and our personal connections with them.
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Charlie and Steve finally got to go to the 2022 Vanity tour. Charlie even sprung for VIP tickets to Orlando, where we got picked to play Weird Al Jeopardy! We talk about our Orlando experience and what it was like to have a VIP ticket. Check out our conversation over on facebook.com/groups/wereallyankovics. Also check out our insta @wereallyankovic…
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What is this? A new episode on this long dead feed? Yep! With the arrival of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story premiere in the Toronto we thought we’d bring in local Toronto legend and friend of the podcast Polly Esther to give her rundown of the events of the night and maybe a little bit more. Special thanks to the community for listening to the podcas…
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If you’re an Al completest you’re watched his 2000 interview with Donny and Marie. If you found the longer clip you get to meet Stefanie, a young fan from California that the show brought in to introduce to Al. She brings gifts and does some dance moves. We tracked her down, 21 years later, and got to talk to her about her experience that day, as w…
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It’s the end of Season 2, and what else could we do, but invite the guy who ended Season 1 for us back to talk. Nathan Rabin is our guest again and he talks about the update to his book The Weird Accordion To Al. In his update he covers, The Complete Al, UHF, all of The Weird Al Show, and the last season of Comedy Bang Bang. Check out his new book …
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Michael (from the Weird Al-Phabet podcast) joins us again to talk about his love for Al’s Frank Zappa style parody. Be sure to check out more podcasts from Michael over at pipedreampodcasts.com. Also check out his newest podcast Come On Fhqwhpods at pipedreampodcasts.com/how-did-this-not-get-madeעל ידי charlie
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Our friend David (from the Weird Al-Phabet Podcast) joins us again to debate the Sparks style parody song, Virus Alert. Be sure to check out more podcasts from David over at pipedreampodcasts.com. Also check out his newest podcast How Did This NOT Get Made at pipedreampodcasts.com/how-did-this-not-get-made…
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Quarantine has driven Steve and Charlie mad. The lack of calls to the Weird line means that they are left to do an episode without a guest. They chose to do the song who’s ratings were the widest for them, Hot Rocks Polka. Halfway thru madness descends and they just get into that age old fight of Rolling Stones vs the Beatles. If you would like to …
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Michael Hunter (also from the Weird Al-Phabet podcast) joins us to talk about eBay, the song by Al not the actual website. Check out Michael’s other things, like his parody of Hamilton “Alfred Matthew Yankovic” which was on the Dr. Demento show, and look for his album coming out in the future!על ידי charlie
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In celebration of the New York Times article on Weird Al, we talk to one of the people in that big photo. Alison is a big fan of Al and traveled halfway across the country just to be part of this event. We also debate the value of Isle Thing from the UHF soundtrack, and whether we should have scored it higher back in the day.…
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After seeing pictures from Nerd Prom and this week getting more then 10 thousand followers on TikTok, we had to interview Nikki, or as the TikTok community knows, @almondmoose (the animal not the food). Nikki debates Waffle King with us, one of two Peter Gabriel style parodies on the Alapalooza album. We also talk favorite Al songs, tiktok videos, …
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Jeff is a comedy singer who dropped by to discuss a song we rated high, Ode to a Superhero, as well as talk a little about the comedy music game. Check out his website at jeffwhitmire.bandcamp.com and check out that FuMP video for his song Tickets For Weird Al in Sarasota here: youtu.be/RWkZ3fLw_yM. The Library Bards can be found at librarybards.co…
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Dan (from the Weird Al-phabet Podcast) ditches the rest of the guys and joins us to talk about a song from Al’s second album- That Boy Could Dance. A song that Al seems to have liked enough to add it as the b-side to the Eat It single. Dan brings his unique perspective, insight, and research to talk about this song we originally rated pretty low. D…
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Author of Weird Al: The Book, the new The Weird Accordion To Al, and AV Club writer- Nathan Rabin joins us again to debate Al’s first? love song One More Minute from the Dare to Be Stupid album. We also get to talk about the new book and what he learned while doing it. This episode, while technically not explicit, does get into some odd topics (sta…
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We were fortunate enough to have author Lily Hirsch drop by the studios and talk about her upcoming work, Weird Al Seriously. We talk to her about the process of researching and then interviewing Al, as well as what topics are covered by the book (which is more academic then a typical Al book is). Take a listen and then preorder her book over at Am…
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Happy New Year! Charlie and Steve are joined by comedy singer, the host of last year’s FuMPfest, Insane Ian to discuss the Beach Boys style parody, Pancreas. Ian is part of thefump as well as all over social media including his website insaneian.com and his twitter @insaneian.על ידי charlie
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What’s Al Yankovic’s best holiday song? Well fellow Weird Al podcasts, the Weird Al-phabet guys, dropped by to help us decide that very issue. Some of the songs on the table include: Christmas at Ground Zero, The Night Santa Went Crazy, Now It Is the Christmas Season, and even Spatula City. Check their previous visit to our podcast on Episode 72 Li…
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Pod fan Margie drops by the podcast to debate our rating of the UHF (but super oddly named) classic Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*. We discover a little bit about the song for ourselves, including the part where a guy dressed as Jed Clampett shows up to play guitar with Al? Also, did Dire Straits make an Al reference in one of their videos?…
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Our good friend Khrysti from neozaz.com is back, this time to debate with us over our rating of the B-52s style parody, Mr. Popeil. After the most recent tour, Steve has more to apologize for then just the ratings. Check out Khrysti on her other shows, especially The GR80s. Maybe check out this episode about a movie with a song you might be familia…
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David and Jonathan from the UHF 62nd podcast drop by and debate with Steve over the value of Let Me Be Your Hog, a song we didn’t deem worthy of even including in our original season. Check out the UHF guys at their website uhf62nd.com. They are on a slight hiatus at the moment, but there’s a good 20 episodes up to keep you entertained.…
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Steve and Charlie get a chance to talk to Jeff Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire the creators of Milo Murphy’s Law (as well as Phineas and Ferb and who also worked on Rock’s Modern Life and the Simpsons). We talk about how they met, their influences, their favorite songs, how Al got cast as Milo, and much more. They also reveal and Easter Egg about Mi…
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Polly Esther, the writer and star of one woman shows Dammit, Jim! I’m a Comedienne, Not a Doctor!; Weird Al Saved My Life, and Pollywood is back to debate CNR with us. We had a lot of fun making this one, hopefully you enjoy it too. Make sure to check her out on instagram @pollywoodproductions. We’re having a contest, put up a 5 star review on iTun…
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Steve and Charlie are back for season 2! This season will feature debates that we have with ourselves as well as fans over various things (plus a few surprises). First up- Should Al’s songs be covered? Sparked by the release of Jonah Ray’s cover of Amish Paradise we take sides and discuss. Insane Ian from the FUMP drops in to add a respectable and …
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Hiatus Episode 2- We talk to Insane Ian from the theFuMP.com about the upcoming FuMPfest in Chicago. The show is August 9th thru the 11th and includes lots of funny music performers and events. For more info or to get tickets check out fumpfest.com. This year’s headliners are The Doubleclicks, a band we really enjoy who have done songs like “Cats a…
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We’re taking a break from our break to come to you with two reviews of two different tours we saw recently. First, Pollywood, the one woman show by Polly Ester we saw at the Orlando Fringe Festival. We bring long time pod friend Polly on to talk about it. Then second, we talk about the Strings Attached tour we saw at Hard Rock Live in Orlando on Ju…
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We finish up the season with Al’s longest song ever, Albuquerque from Running with Scissors. This song is a style parody of Dick’s Automotive by the Rugburns. Make sure to check that song out, as long as the kids aren’t around. Also check out our guest’s new kickstarter. Nathan Rabin is the co-author of Weird Al: The Book and has been blogging abou…
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We got the chance to talk to Grammy award winner (for the Squeezebox box set) art designer, Annie Stoll. Annie worked with Meghan Foley and Al himself on the art for the box set, so we asked her about her experience creating an award winning piece of AL history. We think you’ll enjoy the interview, I know we did. Check out the Star Wars book Annie …
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