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Andy Frasco's World Saving Podcast

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Join Andy Frasco on his travels around the world, interviewing all sorts of folk about their divergent paths. Andy focuses on the adventure life brings to those who dare to pursue their dreams and travel. Like our path in life... we get off track sometimes but we always get back to the road and what… read more

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EP 149: Amanda Shires

November 23rd, 2021


Andy & Nick discuss the end of tour, Thanksgiving, and the crush we all have on Todd Glass. Warm your heart by the fires of this pair's banter as they decide whether they'll miss each other after tour. And on the …

EP 148: Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) Round 4

November 16th, 2021


A call from his manager clues Andy into some good news for the band (& some REALLY good news for the German swinging community). We check in with our listenership to see how everyone's doing. And on the Interview …

EP 147.5: Nick and Andy Green Room Sessions

November 9th, 2021


A little quickie from the green room at Urbana's Canopy Club... 

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EP 147: Paul Cauthen

November 2nd, 2021


The band is down a bassist and a drummer but this rollercoaster ain't stopping; not even when the Halloween Sunday Scaries hit. Gerlach nominates …

EP 146: Eli Winderman from Dopapod

October 26th, 2021


Andy gets thrown thru a table at his show in Buffalo and Nick accidentally takes a 50mg dose of edibles before playing. What's up with Buffalo and …

EP 145: Wes & Tommy from Moon Taxi

October 19th, 2021


Andy and Nick take some time to give Arkansas a little love- not just for the 6am bars, but also for how easy it is to be a manwh0re there. …

EP 144: Melissa Etheridge

October 12th, 2021


Andy and Nick contemplate life, death & the merits of non-theism. Is there just One consciousness shared amongst all living things, like some kind of Socialist Energizer Bunny? Or perhaps we're here to simply help …

EP 143: Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science)

October 5th, 2021


On the Interview Hour we welcome a powerhouse of a musician, living drum legend, and all around good-dude, Adam Deitch! No cuts given today as we present to you Andy's unfiltered conversation with tons of stories and …

EP 142: Ryan Montbleau & Luke Bemand (Lespecial)

September 28th, 2021


Andy and co-host Nick Gerlach finally conclude who the hot guy in the band is (spoiler alert: it's our boy, Beau). Plus: inspiring words of wisdom …

EP 141: Bert Kreischer

September 21st, 2021


What's a band without a tour van to do when stuck in the city by the bay? Mourn the sad, sad loss of our old friend and tour van and well... make …

EP 140: Jay Blakesberg

September 14th, 2021


Andy is joined this week by local sexpot and tour van sasshole, Nick Gerlach! Updates from the road: what fate will befall the band's van? Tune in …

EP 139: Kanika Moore (Doom Flamingo)

September 7th, 2021


Bonnaroo: Cancelled! It is a period of unrest for musician's round the country as our intrepid heroes search for the means to juggle life's lemons. Andy is here to say: the juice is worth the squeeze, yall. On the …

EP 138: Jackie Venson

August 31st, 2021


Andy and the boys are getting ready for their Bonnaroo debut this week. And by "getting ready," I mean to say: drinking heavily. On the interview …

EP 137: Son Little & Kris Lager

August 24th, 2021


On a very special, doubleheader episode of the WSP, we're giving you twice the recommended daily dosage of interviews. We kick off this set of deep …

EP 136: Faye Webster

August 17th, 2021


In a world dying for a drink, what lengths might YOU go to stay hydrated? Andy welcomes the insatiable Plasma Princess to discuss the potential …

EP 135: Dave Macklovitch (Chromeo)

August 10th, 2021


Andy invites members of the band to grade our thick skinned bass player, Floyd Kellogg! Listen in as they air their grievances publicly, and ask the question: is Floyd a man, or a trash can for the band (as in, a …

EP 134: Rick Mitarotonda & Peter Anspach (Goose)

August 3rd, 2021


Andy and the boys are back playing shows and reflecting once more on the strange experience of being incredibly high on mushrooms while at airports in the south. And back for round 2 are the boys from Goose, Rick & …

EP 133.5: Getting High Again with Todd Glass and Kyle Ayers

July 27th, 2021


Kyle, Todd, & Andy lay low by getting *real* high. Also! Updates from Andy & Nick Gerlach. Don't miss this oh-so-special minisode of the …

EP 133: Jerry Harrison, Adrian Belew (Talking Heads) & Dave Brandwein

July 20th, 2021


Andy opens the show from the quietude of post-tour life in the fashion he knows best: by disregarding sage advice from his manager! Clandestinely, he premieres a brand new song off the upcoming album, and in my humble …

EP 132: Round 2 with Oteil Burbridge & Eric Krasno

July 13th, 2021


It's a blast from our podcast's past as we hit ROUND 2 with this doozy of an episode. We open with special guest co-host & guitar hero, Eric Krasno AND THEN hit it hard on the Interview Hour with bass legend, Oteil …

EP 131: Nikki Glaspie & Taz

July 6th, 2021


Andy is on location at Peach Fest in Scranton, PA! Between interviewing fans, he and the boys played a little rock & roll show. But what's this?! …

EP 130: Stewart Copeland (The Police, Oysterhead)

June 29th, 2021


The band is back on the road & crowds are HORNY for live music. Can Andy reign in the waves of desire & brave the seas of discarded bras? On …

EP 129: Warren Haynes

June 22nd, 2021


In a skeezy motel somewhere in Nebraska, Andy sits down with good friend and new road buddy, Lyle Divinsky to talk about the past week of shows and what's in store this coming week. And on the Interview Hour we welcome …

EP 128: Matty Matheson

June 15th, 2021


Join us, won't you... on a Journey to the Center of Andy's Alcoholism. Or could it be the band was just in NOLA? Listen to the sordid tale within and …

EP 127: Frank Turner

June 8th, 2021


Following hot on the heels of a headlining show at Red Rocks, Andy revels in a moment of grateful reflection. He also recommends having sex this …

EP 126: Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers Band)

May 25th, 2021


Fresh off the operating table, comedian and successful brain surgery patient, Kyle Ayers joins Andy this week as co-host! And we have an absolute …

EP 125: Steve Poltz

May 18th, 2021


As the clouds begin to part and the waking world is awash with sanguine sunbeams, we find a man who was up all night doing GODKNOWSWHAT. That man is Andy Frasco, and he may be coming to a town near you! Catch a live …

EP 124: Erin Rae

May 11th, 2021


Not unlike Caine from the TV show Kung Fu, Andy Frasco is committed to walking the Earth. His quest: to find the perfect melody. And NOTHING will stop him... unless Nick Gerlach succeeds in making him feel shame. But …

EP 123: Jackie Greene

May 4th, 2021


Andy and Chad survived their Folly Beach vacation... but at what cost? We hear a little bit about some upcoming shows that are *surprisesurprise* …

EP 122: Piff the Magic Dragon

April 27th, 2021


Where in the world is Andrew Frasco this week? All signs point to... day drinking in Charleston with his good buddy Chad Cocuzza! Wasn't there something he was supposed to be doing instead? Probably not important. What …

EP 121: Ricky Williams

April 20th, 2021


Andy gets a friendly reality check-in from his loving manager. And guess what? HAPPY 420 you beautiful listener, you. Listen in on the Interview Hour …

EP 120.5: Saxsquatch

April 15th, 2021


On a very special "mini-sode" of the WSP, we welcome the walking/talking, cryptozoological musical legend itself: Saxsquatch! Andy delves deep into …

EP 120: Michal Menert

April 6th, 2021


As Andy and the boys gear up for their first real tour of 2021, Brian reminds them to not skip out on their one & only band practice. Beats & Shawn sing a song that explain their whereabouts. More importantly, …

EP 119: Samantha Fish

March 30th, 2021


THE BAND IS BACK... (for at least one show anyway) Andy & Co. celebrate a very special Passover with some new friends. And on the Interview Hour we welcome a good friend, a model songwriter, and a KILLER guitarist: …

EP 118: Kamasi Washington

March 23rd, 2021


Andy wins big and reflects on the impermanence of health and the immutability of time. So step back, take a breath, and know that the answer has always been Compassion: For others, and for yourself. On the Interview …

EP 117: Allen Stone

March 16th, 2021


Andy spends more time than usual on his knees this week. Find out why on another exciting episode of "dude, what did you eat?!" And on the Interview …

EP 116: Tony Hawk

March 9th, 2021


Andy runs southbound to find communion with his demons but discovers his true self instead. Mike Gantzer introduces his band DEATHKINGS. And the Man; The Myth; The 900 aerial ICON: Tony Hawk is on the Interview Hour! …

EP 115: Nathaniel Rateliff

March 2nd, 2021


On a very special episode of the World Saving Podcast, Andy offers his undying encouragement to a world wrought with both joy and anguish. Plus: dick jokes. And on the Interview Hour, we welcome show favorite and …

EP 114: Grahame Lesh & Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass)

February 23rd, 2021


Andy points out: there's no sense sleeping on your dreams, so get to know your demons and then put those freeloaders to work already!  2nd season of his talkshow comes out soon, and no joke: it's really good, y'all. On …

EP 113: Maggie Rose & Cody Wales (Magic Beans)

February 16th, 2021


We leave no emotional stone unturned this week as Andy connects deeply, emotionally to a Nina Simone song and is then moved by a show about an existentially depressed cartoon horse. On the Interview Hour we welcome new …

EP 112: Al Schnier (Moe.)

February 9th, 2021


Has Andy's holy quest to find a purpose in life finally come to an end?? Was the missing ingredient this whole time just a dog?! Well, not *just* a …

EP 111: Matt Quinn (Mt. Joy)

February 2nd, 2021


Oh, hello there. And welcome to the podcast about not being too hard on yourself; cuz whether it's covid or your favorite basketball team losing, we must remember: In time, this too shall pass. And on the Interview Hour …

EP 110: Bootsy Collins

January 26th, 2021


New Year. New Season. Same ol' $#!t... Andy opens with words of encouragement, urging us all to play this year with more compassion & a little …

EP 109: Brett Dennen

December 22nd, 2020


Happy Season's Finale! Ep 109 is here, and we stand with arms akimbo, wondering just how the f#c% we made it to 3 seasons and 109 episodes... Thanks for listening all these years, yall. And on the Interview Hour we …

EP 108: Jordan Benjamin (Grandson)

December 15th, 2020


Andy is back in the bubble but this time, he's holed up in Malibu with a team of musicians and comedy writers. What could they be up to? Listen in, …

EP 107: Justin Osborne (Susto)

December 1st, 2020


Happy Tuesday you beautiful babes. Andy's back in LA with UPDATES for y'all. And on the Interview Hour we welcome Justin Osborne from WSP show …

EP 106: Geoff Weers (The Expendables)

November 24th, 2020


Andy finds himself in a burgeoning romance & also a sexy gambit as he "pops the question" about opening up to non-monogamy with a girl he really likes. Spoiler alert: it doesn't go well. But don't worry Andy, it's …

EP 105: J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.)

November 17th, 2020


Andy's triumphant return to Denver is marked by big news, a reality check by manager extraordinaire, Schwartz, and "Baysik" Bassist, Ryan Stasik airing some grievances. And on the Interview Hour, we got the legend …

EP 104: Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers)

November 10th, 2020


Can the real Andy Frasco please stand up? Following a complete lock-out from his social media accounts, Andy reflects on a week long holiday from his …

EP 103.5 Getting High w/ Todd Glass ROUND 3

November 3rd, 2020


It's Election Day. Are you stuck in a tragically long voting line in search of auditory relief? Fear not, Brave Listener, cuz we here at the WSP got you covered with a special, extra long episode to keep those doomsday …

EP 103: Chali 2na (Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli)

October 27th, 2020


Andy and the boys just finished up a two week, socially distant tour and what a bizarre feeling it is to work again for the first time in MONTHS. AFUN ends this run in Charleston wherein, Andy gets into it with the …

EP 102: Michael Alago (A&R Elektra Records, Metallica rep)

October 20th, 2020


In an unbelievably normal turn of events, Andy and the band hit the road for a socially distant run of outdoor, drive-in shows. Listen in as he gives his perspective on the state of live music, mid-pandemic from the …

EP 101: Ben NIchols (Lucero)

October 13th, 2020


What's a band to do in the middle of a pandemic? Answer: PIck up work wherever they can! Andy catches us up on the whereabouts of the AFUN socially …

EP 100: Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes)

September 29th, 2020


Andy is back again for the 100th time to remind y'all: YOU GOT THIS. And on a very special Interview Hour we welcome golden voiced rocker, Taylor …

EP 99: Nicki Bluhm

September 22nd, 2020


Have you ever wondered about the mind state of a musician about to play his first Red Rocks show? Tune in to catch Andy processing some DEEP emotions. And on the Interview Hour we welcome Nashville Singer/Songwriter, …

EP 98: Sam Harris (X Ambassadors)

September 15th, 2020


Andy did something questionable on a boat recently. Surprised? You shouldn't be! And on the Interview Hour we welcome Sam Harris of rock trio, X …

EP 97: Trevor Hall

August 25th, 2020


Andy Frasco and The UN are reunited for a livestream after 6 months of isolation. How'd it go? Listen in to find out. On the Interview Hour we …

EP 96: MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger)

August 18th, 2020


Andy wants to know: are you being responsible with your woodland psychedelic sabbaticals? On the Interview Hour we welcome Mike (MC) Taylor from Hiss …

EP 95: Larkin Poe

August 11th, 2020


Andy gets a call from his distressed manager, Schwartz: Is he really gonna eat EVERYTHING the internet tells him to during this upcoming live stream? (Tickets available now!) On the Interview Hour we welcome blues …

EP 94: Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic)

August 4th, 2020


Quarantine! It is a time of civil unrest. Live music may well be cancelled into late 2021, so why wait to get wild? Andy and the crew are throwing a digital, interactive music festival Aug 21st & 22nd and want YOU …

EP 93: Devon Allman & Duane Betts (The Allman Betts Band)

July 28th, 2020


Andy's here to scatter some love flakes atop the fishbowl that is this quarantined life. Tune in for your weekly pump up and don't let the doomsdays get you down. On the Interview Hour we welcome Devon Allman and Duane …

EP 92: Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce)

July 21st, 2020


Andy welcomes us back to the show this week with updates and general encouragements to drink more water and eat six things of fruit. And on the interview hour we welcome another member of the legendary Lettuce crew, …

EP 91: Michael Franti

July 14th, 2020


Join us for another adventure through psychedelic landscapes with Andy Frasco. Breathe deeply & relax your ear holes as they gulp down the audio …

EP 90: Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass)

July 7th, 2020


While Andy chases waterfalls in Breckenridge (apologies to TLC), he reflects on his life and the gratitude overfloweth. Remember who you are, find …

EP 89: Tarriona "Tank" Ball (Tank and the Bangas)

June 30th, 2020


Hi, how are you? Listen in for your weekly audio respite and hear Andy embrace an honest helping of humility. On the Interview Hour we are elated to welcome Tarriona "Tank" Ball from wsp-favorite, Tank and the Bangas! …

EP 88: John Craigie

June 16th, 2020


In a world beset by inequity perpetrated by a legion of lesser men, we breathlessly look for respite and find Andy Frasco dancing his tuchus off for y'all. Watch the funny man dance and find balance restored to your …

EP 87: Nahko

June 3rd, 2020


Andy returns this week to deliver a message of hope and unity for a troubled nation. And on the interview hour, he goes tête-à-têtes with singer/songwriter, Nahko! They talk about the new album, the band, his family, …

EP 86: Theo Katzman

May 26th, 2020


We kick off this week with Shawn going the (Social) Distance. Andy catches us up on his workaholism and offers us all a hit on his dab rig of …

EP 85: Shakey Graves

May 19th, 2020


Big week on the WSP as we welcome Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves to the Interview Hour! Andy and Alejandro talk about growing up, the myth of the Puer Aeternus (Peter Pan Syndrome), and some wild stories about …

EP 84: Doom Flamingo

May 12th, 2020


Held up in isolation, we look deep inside for inspiration... and find DOOM FLAMINGO on the Interview Hour! These beautiful, synthwave angels share …

EP 83: Rachael Price (Lake Street Dive)

May 5th, 2020


Andy checks in with yall on the top of the episode and administers his brand of Pump-Up encouragement. And on the interview hour we welcome lead singer, Rachael Price from Lake Street Dive! Shawn pays tribute to the …

EP 82: Keller Williams & Jamie Kilstein

April 28th, 2020


Andy Frasco & the U.N. have a new album out! We check in with Andy as he shares more insights from The Mushroom Bunker (i.e. his home). On the Interview Hour we welcome back a bright star in a dark night, Keller …

EP 81: Anders Osborne

April 21st, 2020


Living ever relentlessly in the Real World, Schwartz gives Andy some admittedly good advice to start the show. And we are ecstatic to welcome WSP show favorite, Anders Osborne to the Interview Hour! Andy and he talk on …

EP 80: Laura Lee (Khruangbin)

April 14th, 2020


Andy gets reprimanded by his manager for getting *too* into video editing. On the Interview Hour, we welcome Laura Lee, bassist for Khruangbin and …

EP 79: Brandon Hardesty (Bumpin Uglies)

March 31st, 2020


Andy gives us an update from inside the bunker. He's alive & well; however, if you ask his neighbors, they may say he's a little too alive & well. And on the Interview Hour, we welcome Brandon from Bumpin …

EP 78.5: A Quarantini with Brian Schwartz

March 27th, 2020


Another end-of-the-week check in from your friendly, neighbourhood quarantiner: Andy Frasco. A familiar, guiding voice emerges from the eerie silence of lockdown... it's Andy's manager and voice of reason, Brian …

EP 78: Rev (The Lil Smokies)

March 24th, 2020


Unhindered by the bonds of public decency (i.e. clothing), Andy stands defiant and ready for this brave new world we call "Quarantine." And he asks of us, "why not make the most of this forced downtime?" On the …

EP 77.5: A Quarantini EP w/ Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic)

March 19th, 2020


On a special end of the week update, Frasco hosts good buddy and fellow-quarantiner, Jeremy Salkin from Big Gigantic. They keep their distance …

EP 77: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

March 17th, 2020


Whilst the world idealizes a couch potato lifestyle, Andy is bunkering down & broadcasting diversions for folks in search of extrication from …

EP 76: Jerry Joseph

March 10th, 2020


Andy speaks his mind on the looming, anxiety-ridden panic of our time and invites our good buddy, Dave Schools to introduce the legendary, Jerry …

EP 75: Brendan Bayliss & Ryan Stasik (Umphrey's McGee)

March 3rd, 2020


Big Something vs. Andy Frasco & the UN "Royal Rumble 2020" tour has officially come to an end... And to help soothe that pain of separation, Frasco & the boys jump on tour with LEGENDS, Umphrey's McGee! We …

EP 74: Round 2 w/ Caleb Hawley & Karina Rykman

February 18th, 2020


Andy recaps his birthday week, including a savage, on-stage roasting from comedian Kyle Ayers. Meanwhile, the band revels in a taste of the high life: Chipotle. And on the Interview Hour, we welcome back incredible …

EP 73: Nick MacDaniels (BIG Something)

February 11th, 2020


On a very special episode of The World Saving Podcast, Andy opens by impelling his audience to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of life. "Cuz you don't know what happens when you die." On the interview hour we …

EP 72: Zak Barnett (American Authors)

February 4th, 2020


This week, we get hints as to what went down during Widespread's Panic En La Playa. And we welcome singer, Zak Barnett from the group, American Authors! Zak talks about his time at Berklee and his goals to be the best. …

Remembering Kobe Bryant

January 29th, 2020


"You can't stop people from trying to limit your dreams, but you can stop it from becoming your reality. Your dreams are up to you. I encourage you to always be curious, always seek out things you love, and always work …

EP 71: G. Love (G. Love & Special Sauce)

January 21st, 2020


Denver's newest resident, Andy Frasco, opens the show solo-style. He then reveals his own workaholic tendencies as he welcomes Philadelphia's own, G. …

EP 70: Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company)

January 14th, 2020


We're BACK & kickin season 3 off with a LEGEND: Oteil Burbridge! Oteil sits down with Andy in his hotel room for a life spanning conversation. …

EP 69.5 Mushroom Party (w/ Todd Glass)

December 31st, 2019


In which Andy and his old pal, Todd Glass, take an Heroic dosage of psilocybin. This is their story... 


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EP 69: The Wood Brothers

December 17th, 2019


Audio smut abounds in this, our 69th episode; so, in honor of that, we offer you a peek inside our minds to gaze at what drives this show: compulsive …

EP 68: Todd Barry (Comedian)

December 10th, 2019


Andy kicks the show off solo-style recapping his weekend in Milwaukee (which is Algonquin for "The Good Land"). On the interview hour we welcome …

EP 67: Futurebirds & Beebs

December 3rd, 2019


We packed jam in this week's episode: opening up the show with Beebs from Beebs and Her Money Makers; wherein, we learn of her superhero origin …

EP 66: Marco Benevento & Hunter Cope

November 26th, 2019


Holidays are a time for friends and family. In step with that holiday vibe, Andy sits down with his brother-from-another-mother: Hunter Cope. They …

EP 65: Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)

November 13th, 2019


This week, Andy regales us with his dream come true: courtside seats at a Lakers game *swoon* Life is good, and we are grateful to have a deeply …

EP 64: Oliver Peck and Gator Petropulos (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)

November 5th, 2019


Andy is joined by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong's drummer (and our deep bro) Gator Petropulos; listen in as they recap their Halloween shenanigans. And …

EP 63: Goose the Band & Lyle Divinsky (The Motet)

October 29th, 2019


Andy and the boys are finally off the road after an exhausting two months of tour. Our buddy, Lyle Divinsky from The Motet opens the show with Andy for a proper catch up sesh, and we then welcome Connecticut, …

EP 62: Vince Herman and Friends (Leftover Salmon)

October 15th, 2019


Andy and the band visit Charleston, SC and have a little get together with some friends: Vince Herman, Rev. Jeff Moiser, and an assortment of other …

EP 61: Southern Avenue & Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)

October 8th, 2019


Last week we heard from Kenny Carkeet about 1/2 of the upcoming Andy Frasco & the U.N. album... this week we got Dave Schools to speak on the …

EP 60: Anthony Thogmartin (Papadosio)

October 1st, 2019


This week we're back in action and oozing with insight thanks to our guest co-host, Kenny Carkeet from AWOLNATION & Fitness. Kenny is producing Andy & the U.N.'s next album and he sits down with Frasco to …

EP 59: Greensky Bluegrass

September 17th, 2019


We're bringing all the feels this week. Opening the show with our brother & longtime collaborator, The Manimal: Richard Martinez. The guys …

EP 58: Cory Wong

September 10th, 2019


Andy plays Magic Man at a wedding and subsequently garners some interesting attention (age ain't nothing but a number, baby). The man, the myth, the 16th note peddling guitar guru: Cory Wong joins Andy on the interview …

EP 57: moe.

September 6th, 2019


Andy is alive and well, back from a wild time in Italy (i.e. CRACK coffee), and holds things down up front with a solo-intro/pseudo PSA about …

EP 56: Ryan Montbleau

August 20th, 2019


Andy is finishing up his Euro-Tour and gives us a solo recap to start this week's episode. Ryan Montbleau is our guest on the interview hour. Andy …

EP 55: Andy Williams (Every Time I Die)

August 13th, 2019


Andy & the U.N. are in Europe this week and we have the European co-hosts to prove it. We begin by checking in with Andy's longtime Euro-Tour …

EP 54: Marcus King and Andrew Campanelli (The Revivalists)

August 7th, 2019


Another episode, blazin' out the gates. Andrew from The Revivalists joins Andy as a co-host with a conversation amongst friends... for everyone to hear. They talk about their bands and songs; with a modicum of …

EP 53: Mihali (Twiddle)

July 23rd, 2019


Friend to the show & joke peddling contributor, Ahri Findling kicks things off with Andy. They talk about the standup comedy biz and balancing …

EP 52: Maddy O'Neal & Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)

July 16th, 2019


This week, Dave Schools opens the show with Andy. They discuss the time spent together in studio and get deep on what it's like to work with the band …

EP 51: Billy Strings

July 9th, 2019


The show took a week off, but the band raged on. Andy kicks us off by recapping the last few weeks & introduces our guest on the interview hour: Billy Strings! Billy talks about addiction, inspiration, and music. …

EP 50: Mike Cooley (Drive By Truckers) & Danger Ehren McGhehey (Jackass)

June 25th, 2019


Episode 50 is live and it's a heater. Danger Ehren and Andy start the show wasting no time... things get heavy they talk about how Danger nearly …

EP 49: Gary Gulman (Comedian) & Kyle Ayers (Comedian)

June 18th, 2019


Episode 49 features comedians and we talk all things comedy. Andy’s co-host is Kyle Ayers who talks about mental health and doing comedy in a yogurt …

EP 48: Spafford

June 11th, 2019


This week brings the return of the elusive "Yeti" fresh from the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Andy and his former co-host squash some beef and achieve closure. And on the interview hour, Andy chats it up with the …

EP 47: Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento Band) & Ryan Stasik (Umphrey's McGee)

May 28th, 2019


The boys are back on the road again with a stop off in Charleston, South Carolina. Andy kicks off the show with co-host Ryan Stasik from Umphrey's …

EP 46: Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz)

May 21st, 2019


This week Andy gets some "down time" in NYC. He carves out some time to chat with the very busy Ari Fink from XM/Sirius. Ari and Andy chat about the radio biz and what it takes to make it outside the mainstream. And on …

EP 45: David Shaw (The Revivalists)

May 14th, 2019


Andy starts off this episode solo. He recaps his experience at Jazz Fest (his parents showed up). He gets down deep with what's been going on in his …

EP 44: Lyle Divinsky (The Motet)

April 30th, 2019


This week's episode kicks off with our friend, podcast contributor & hype-man extraordinaire: Dolav, joining Andy as co-host. They reminisce …

EP 43: Steve Kimock & Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)

April 23rd, 2019


Andy sits down with Dave Schools: a mentor, collaborator, and rock&roll extraordinaire. They catch up on Widespread 2019 and talk about the band …

EP 42: Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio/Ghosts of the Forest)

April 16th, 2019


To start the show this week Andy is back in LA and more importantly, back with Todd Glass. The guys talk about their new friendship, some funky …

EP 41: Neal "Fro" Evans (Dopapod)

April 2nd, 2019


Andy's co-host this week is Mike Gantzer from Aqueous. The guys catch up a bit, talk all things jam, and dive into Mike's connection with Dopapod. And speaking of Dopapod, we got Neal Evans on the interview hour! Andy …

EP 40: Chuck Morris (AEG Presents)

March 26th, 2019


Travis from Wild Adriatic is Andy's co-host again this week. The guys talk promoters and debut a few songs. This all leads up to the main event: …

EP 39: Magic Giant

March 19th, 2019


While on tour thru the northwest, the U.N. and Wild Adriatic make a pit stop in Buffalo, NY. A few days off spent in seclusion naturally leads to us to some sticky situations. Travis from Wild Adriatic and Andy recap …

EP 38: Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic)

March 12th, 2019


This episode is all about growth and evolution. Shawn Eckels, Andy’s bandmate and guitarist for the U.N., is our co-host. We find out more about …

EP 37: Ryan Stasik & Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee)

February 26th, 2019


Andy sits down with his rockstar Uncle, Mike Dillon to start the show. They talk about the hardships of constant road life, and inspire each other to fight through the writer blocks in order to continue making fearless …

EP 36: Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk & Neville Brothers)

February 19th, 2019


This week Andy starts the show by sitting down with his manager, Brian. Brian lovingly reiterates his concern for Andy's longevity. In the interview hour, Andy gets some great stories and insights from the LEGEND Ivan …

EP 35: Brandon "Taz" Niederauer

February 12th, 2019


Andy and Chad reminisce over another boat outing. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. And on the interview hour we have guitar prodigy and Jam Cruise MVP, Taz! The boys talk Nintendo Switch, life on the road, and the …

EP 34: Mimi Naja (Fruition)

January 29th, 2019


Hey guys, welcome to episode 34 of the World Saving Podcast! We continue with another interview from Jam Cruise heaven: Mimi Naja talks about her band Fruition - and contrary their name, these kids are nowhere near to …

EP 33: George Porter Jr. (The Meters, The Porter Trio)

January 23rd, 2019


Episode 33 of the World Saving Podcast is as salty as that Mexican Gulf it got recorded on. De band went on Jam Cruise - that ship of fools filled …

EP 32: Todd Glass (comedian)

December 24th, 2018


On a very special season finale of the World Saving Podcast, Andy welcomes his father as special guest co-host. You won't want to miss this …

EP 31: Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz)

December 18th, 2018


Andy gets a call from America's favorite William Hickey impersonator: his very own (and very concerned) grandfather. And just cuz we can, we're doing …

EP 30: Litz & Matt Jalbert (Tauk)

December 11th, 2018


Andy & guest host, Vince Herman break down what this euro-trip meant to them. All the while, the world wonders: what melange of drugs contributed to that opening segment?! We got a double header for y'all on the …

EP 29: Greg Ormont (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)

December 4th, 2018


Whilst Andy and the boys are in Europe running amok, they're joined by stow away and darn good person, Vince Herman! Vinny and Andy open the show with a hazy flashback from a late night, German sing-a-long. Flock up, …

EP 28: Sammi Garett & Shira Elias (Turkuaz)

November 20th, 2018


It's twofer Tuesday on the podcast as we serve you up a heaping pile of holiday-spiced interviews! We got our dear friends, Sammi and Shira of the …

EP 27: Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood)

November 13th, 2018


Friend of the show, Jack Brown jumps back on the mic for another week of slinging spit with Frasco. Where's Yeti? Probably lost in some Hot Tub Time Machine in Bend, OR. And lookie what we got here: Billy Martin from …

EP 26: Charles Goodan (Producer: The Rolling Stones, Beck, Santana)

November 6th, 2018


Andy & Yeti strike gold this week with their cannabis-born brainchild: MIND PORN. They play a rousing game of FMK, which will surely make …

EP 25: Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades)

October 30th, 2018


Andy & Yeti discuss the sweet smell of human stench. Get thee to a pheromone party! Also, we have Adam Greuel from the hard hitting bluegrass harmonizers: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades! Gaze into Yeti's magical, …

EP 24: Peter Shapiro (Relix Magazine, Brooklyn Bowl, Lock’n)

October 23rd, 2018


Hello world. Meet Andy Frasco. Him and the boys got a new song debuting on this episode, and we'd like y'all to treat your ears holes to this sonic …

EP 23: Rayland Baxter

October 9th, 2018


The boys equip their Texas Instrument Calculators and don the necessary protective eyewear, as they head into the *SEXLAB* to figure out this …

EP 22: Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits)

October 2nd, 2018


You ever meet that one special Dutch girl who just grabs your heart by the balls? Well, Andy did, and he opens up to Yeti about certain past regrets. …

EP 21: Ripe

September 21st, 2018


Yeti returns to the podcast after his woodland sabbatical to regale us with how he landed his 1st ever threesome. Damn Yeti! Andy talks akward tittie bar stories and On the interview hour we have our funky buddies Ripe …

EP 20: Ronnie Brewer (NBA Veteran)

September 11th, 2018


Yeti is on sabbatical leave this week to reconnect with his woodland critter brethren. Filling in is our buddy, Jack Brown, from Sophistafunk! Him and the Fro talk about the connection between sports and the jam band …

EP 19: Matt & Chad Cocuzza (Spoonfed Tribe)

September 4th, 2018


It's an emotional cage match on the show. Andy vs Yeti decide once and for all: who is the more basic. Tensions feud but the brotherhood gets stronger. We also have Chad and Matt Cocuzza from the Spoonfed Tribe talking …

EP 18: Mike Gantzer (Aqueous)

August 21st, 2018


On a very special episode of The World Saving Podcast: Andy and Yeti attempt to solve the riddle of incest porn's popularity. Truths are revealed …

EP 17: Caleb Hawley

August 14th, 2018


Andy & Yeti process some difficult emotions regarding an incident on a boat; it's decided that we really should be better to each other. And! We …

EP 16: Chicano Batman

August 7th, 2018


Wherein our hosts reveal some stifled childhood bumblings and share with us their deepest sexual proclivities. All of this, right after a quick briefing on the AIDS epidemic, of course. Oh, and what luck! Chicano Batman …

EP 15: The Stone Foxes

July 24th, 2018


In our mission to save the world, we open with a PSA to learn you the importance of protecting yourself from STD's (Sexually Transmitted Demons). We hear some crazy stories from Yeti's past and learn why he's never seen …

EP 14: Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident & EOTO)

July 17th, 2018


We open the show with Shawn's magnum-sized opus: a tone poem set to an upbeat little ditty. Andy and Yeti, ever trenchant, forge through new frontiers of introspection; albeit, stoned out of their minds. Oh, and what's …

EP 13: Portugal. The Man

July 10th, 2018


A late night ride in the tour van has our hosts wondering: is it illegal to podcast and drive? Portugal. The Man join us on the interview hour to …

EP 12: Stanton Moore (Galactic)

June 26th, 2018


Jesus Malone! We got a good one here, folks. Stanton Moore, drummer extraordinaire and first-rate human being, joins us on the interview hour. How …

EP 11: Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday) and The Maine

June 19th, 2018


In this week's episode, we take you on a stroll down Andy's musical memory lane as he interviews Adam Lazzara, from Taking Back Sunday. We also have …

EP 10: Dan Sterling (Writer/Producer - South Park, Daily Show, Girls, The Interview, Sarah Silverman Show)

June 12th, 2018


Wowzers. Dan Sterling: a bright spot in a dark universe, joins us on the interview hour and reminisces about that time one of his movies (The Interview) ruffled the feathers of a certain North Korean dictator. We check …

EP 9: Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)

May 29th, 2018


Not too long ago in a county just north of San Francisco... Andy and Yeti travel by way of tour van to the remote wilderness of Sonoma where they discover a sage-like being known as DAVE SCHOOLS. He trains the Fro and …

EP 8: Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Dean Ween Group, Critters Buggin)

May 22nd, 2018


Friend of the show, Caleb Hawley kicks our heart right in the groin as we feature his new song: We All Have Problems. And you know what else we got? The man, the myth, the punk percussion legend: MIKE DILLON on the …

EP 7: Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon)

May 15th, 2018


All hands on deck! Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon steps up to the interview hour and liberates our minds from the bondage of self-doubt and anxiety. Andy and Yeti talk SEX (more so than usual). And making his WSP …

EP 6: Don Strasburg (AEG Presents) & Kunj Shah (Live For Live Music)

May 8th, 2018


Twofer coming at ya! Our guests Kunj Shah (Live For Live Music, Plexus Ent. Group) and Don Strasburg (AEG Live, Phish Promoter, Red Rocks Amphitheater Agent) share with us a glimpse behind the proverbial curtain of live …

EP 5: Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce, Eric Krasno Band)

April 24th, 2018


Wherein the Fro learns that gerbils are non-refundable. Yeti enlightens us on some Dutch history. And what's this? Frasco lands an interview with …

EP 4: Keller Williams

April 17th, 2018


Join the Fro and Yeti as they dive deep into the waters of self-reflection. Were mushrooms at play? YOU be the judge. Our good buddy, Keller Williams joins in on the interview hour and reprimands Andy on his levels. …

EP 3: Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz and Greyboy Allstars)

April 10th, 2018


The World Saving Podcast goes galactic with Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz Band, and Greyboy Allstars). The boys get spiritual in the …

EP 2: Birdcloud & Thelma and the Sleaze

March 27th, 2018


In which Andy is joined by Nashville band, Birdcloud and their friend, LG (of Thelma and the Sleaze). Yeti shares his feelings on the stuff that really matters. And Andy shares his feelings on tour merch. This is …

EP 1: Marcus King

March 24th, 2018


Marcus, American songwriter, sits down with Andy at Jam Cruise to talk about love, life, the road, and almost dying on the boat.

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