12 • 26 • 2016 ••• HERE'S TO THE FOOLS WHO DREAM

w/ "La La Land" Music Supervisor Steve Gizicki

On a rare rainy day in LA, Dennis visits the L.A. home of Steve Gizicki, Music Supervisor of one of the buzziest movies of the year, "La La Land." They talk about how he got the gig, what his job as music supervisor actually entailed and what it's like to be part of the year-end awards conversation. Steve also shares lots of behind-the-scenes details from the shoot, like where he was positioned during the spectacular opening traffic jam number, the wobbly pole that kept upstaging Ryan Gosling's "Singin' in the Rain" homage and his favorite memories of working with Gosling and Emma Stone. Other topics include: how he originally got into music, working with George Lucas at Lucasfilm for five years and the song that makes him cry.

Steve with one of his favorite souvenirs from the "La La Land" shoot.

Steve with one of his favorite souvenirs from the "La La Land" shoot.


12 • 19 • 2016 ••• HASHTAG UPSIDE-DOWN BABY JESUS

w/ Mr. Christmas Garrett Anderson of Spruce 0312

Dennis visits his old college theater buddy Garrett Anderson at the Christmas-themed store he co-owns with his partner on 3rd Street in Los Angeles to talk about the hot Christmas decorating trends--upside down Christmas trees!--selling to Dance Moms and the one ornament in the store he's not that crazy about. He also talks about the chocolate they sell direct from his brother-in-law's farm in Ecuador, the mistakes he's made as a new store owner and the most pricey item in the store. Other topics include: the college theater classmate who's large member drew focus during "HMS Pinafore," the diva tantrum he threw on his 35th birthday and the crazy "Most Likely to" award he was given by his high school classmates. www.spruce0132.com

Garrett outside his shop on 3rd St. in LA

Garrett outside his shop on 3rd St. in LA

The fabulous upside-down Christmas tree and other fun stuff in Spruce 0312

The fabulous upside-down Christmas tree and other fun stuff in Spruce 0312

The chalkboard Garrett talks about on the podcast

The chalkboard Garrett talks about on the podcast

The Marriage Equality ornament that's discussed on the podcast

The Marriage Equality ornament that's discussed on the podcast

The nativity scene featuring Baby Jesus that saved his shop from fire and robbery.

The nativity scene featuring Baby Jesus that saved his shop from fire and robbery.

Christmas tree toppers

Christmas tree toppers

Garrett with the most expensive item in the store at $800.  It's actually a cooler than opens up.

Garrett with the most expensive item in the store at $800.  It's actually a cooler than opens up.

The nutcracker that watched over the store.

The nutcracker that watched over the store.

A photo from Garrett's Facebook page when Dennis and Garrett were sailors in the ASU Theater Department of Anything Goes.

A photo from Garrett's Facebook page when Dennis and Garrett were sailors in the ASU Theater Department of Anything Goes.


12 • 12 • 2016 ••• KISS ME, KILL ME PREMIER: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET

w/ the Cast and Filmmakers of the gay noir thriller Kiss Me, Kill Me

In this episode, Dennis heads to Westwood for the premier of the new gay thriller Kiss Me, Kill Me to interview cast members Van Hansis (As the World Turns), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye), Kit Williamson (Mad Men), Yolanda Ross (The Get Down), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby), Matthew Ludwinski (Going Down in La-La Land), Allison Lane (See You Next Tuesday on YouTube) and Craig Robert Young (Hawaii 5-0) as well as screenwriter David Michael Barrett and Casper Andreas. In addition to talking about the film, they each answer the question What was the best and worst thing about 2016 for you? www.kissmekillmemovie.com


12 • 5 • 2016 ••• I REMEMBER HAVING TO APPROVE THE SPERM

w/ "Kiss Me Kill Me" filmmakers Casper Andreas & David Michael Barrett

Dennis visits the Echo Park home of screenwriter David Michael Barrett to talk with Barrett and director Casper Andreas about the new gay thriller they produced together "Kiss Me Kill Me." The pair talk about the inspiration for the script, the demands of the Kickstarter campaign, shooting at Pink Dot, and landing their cast, which includes Queer as Folk's Gale Herold and As the World Turns' Van Hansis. They also talk about hypnosis, which figures in the movie's plot, poking fun of West Hollywood, shooting ariel shots with a drone, having to create one-line roles for Kickstarter donors and how much sex to include. Other topics include: creating fake sperm, the best time they ever had in a limo, the surprising audience at the gay film fest in Toyko and what keeps them going as filmmakers. www.kissmekillmemovie.com