Live To Tape with Johnny Pemberton

108 EpisodesProduced by Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton talks to people. It’s funny, weird, inspiring, and sounds cool.

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Lucas Nathan Jerry Paper

April 18th, 2019


World travelin' musical artist wunderkind sandal robe magician, Lucas Nathan of Jerry Paper, joins the executive buffet that has recently turned into a cocktail party complete with a microwave for special hors …

Jamie Loftus

April 11th, 2019


Comedian, Entrepreneur, and double-blind chyron worm worker, Jamie Loftus, joins the executive buffet for an exclusive take on sailor dating, east coast dunkins, and things of a much higher level of thought and …


April 4th, 2019


Colorectal surgeon, former fat guy who smoked, and Minnesota native, Dr. John H. Pemberton, also known as Johnny Pemberton's dad, is a special guest …

Neuroscientist Dr. Paul Johnson

March 27th, 2019


Take a deep brain dive with me and my old Minnesota buddy Dr. Paul Johnson as he breaks down some incredibly interesting and highly complex issues …

Quincy Jones

March 21st, 2019


Comedian poet, cell destruction survivalist, and positivity entrepreneur, Quincy Jones, steps into the arbitration station for full download. It's on …

Viggo Venn PART 2

March 14th, 2019


Part 2 of Viggo Venn, the international clown superstar, matter phase shift interrupter, and chia-seed chowhound. Join us in a triumphant returning continuation to the kingdom of the bad!

Viggo Venn

March 6th, 2019


International clown superstar, matter phase shift interrupter, and chia-seed chowhound, Viggo Venn, gets fully ejected into the drench cabinet all …

Jacques Rifkind

February 15th, 2019


Cleridae entomologist, taxonomy superstar, and one hell of a good shot, Jacques Rifkind, makes his inaugural visit to the executive buffet for some …

brandon wardell

February 7th, 2019


Extreme rapper enthusiast, candle junky, and worldwide digital entertainer, Brandon Wardell jumps into the booth of insulation and flavor for a …

Lizzy Cooperman

January 31st, 2019


Smorgasboard Magistrate, Piano Disruption Expert, and brilliant comedian, Lizzy Cooperman, guest stars on a ripping explosively galumphing episode that cannot be undone. Sometimes it takes a while for someone to visit …

Paul Adelstein

January 23rd, 2019


Child of the Sun, Guitar Guy Superstar, Actor of Great Specialness, Paul Adelstein, vamps into the groove with all kinds of cool shit we've never …

Amy Miller

January 18th, 2019


comedian, beach specific agoraphobe, and religious connoisseur, Amy Miller hops aboard daddy's big red truck for bumpy ride through Bakersfield by way of Oakland with plenty of beer and good country music.

Guy Montgomery

January 9th, 2019


Comedian, Kiwi New Zealander, and long distance running runner-up, Guy Montgomery, gets fully live in front of the tape on a bonzer new episode …

Jason Louv 2

January 3rd, 2019


the second half of an amazing conversational journey with the incomparable genius of JASON LOUV. plus a little special song for all you wonderful …

Jason Louv

December 12th, 2018


Incomparable mastermind magickian author wunderkind, Jason Louv, shares his knowledge plunder in part one of an eye opening blast of a buffet for executives only!

Blair Socci Encore

December 5th, 2018


Magnanimous enchanter, 13-step-stepper, and riotous golden-voiced comedian, Blair Socci, presents herself at the executive buffet in a masterful …

Andy J. Miller

November 28th, 2018


Illustrator, pep professional, and international pizza crackshot, Andy J. Miller, phones in to the executive buffet for a long distance wisdom drop.

Joe DeRosa

November 21st, 2018


Comedian, digital thunderbird, internet sleuth, horror aficionado, and one of my absolute favorite people to talk to ever, Joe DeRosa, sits in the …

Jonnie Baker

November 14th, 2018


Guitarist and soft-spoken psychonaut, Jonnie Baker of the band 'Florist', joins the executive buffet for a true elixir of a jam session. Turn up, drop some, chill way out... 

David Koechner

November 7th, 2018


The Tipton Ripper, the mississippi-kissimmee connector, Champ Kind himself, David Koechner, jumps in sideways to the audio postpile and gets full wet …

Chris Kachulis on Bruce Haack

October 31st, 2018


A very special episode with the one and only Chris Kachulis speaking about his dear friend and collaborator, Bruce Haack.

Matty Matheson

October 24th, 2018


Acclaimed Acadian, chef, and best-selling author, Matty Matheson, cooks up a rippingly delicious executive buffet the likes of which have never been smelled before. get it while its hot!

James Buckley

October 17th, 2018


Limey, clue specialist, lover of cheetos, and one of the original guys inn-between, James Buckley, places himself in the awesome position of being a …

Colleen Green

October 10th, 2018


Guitar sorcerer, ska-queen, and long time customized goods purveyor, Colleen Green, steps into wind tunnel for a full barrage of isometric sound …

Duncan Trussell

October 3rd, 2018


Former french jockey, expert herpetologist, and juggernaut caltrop, Duncan Trussell, takes a long bumpy ride in daddy's big red truck like no other …

David Gborie

September 26th, 2018


Comedian, card counter, and elite passenger, David Gborie, joins the executive buffet for some true tales of the life's underbelly and dirty south memory trip. 

Ramin Nazer

September 19th, 2018


Artist, comedian, and all-around transcendent force of nature, Ramin Nazer, steps into the wind tunnel of froth and amazement for a beautiful …

Nick Kroll

September 12th, 2018


A mega long-time-in-coming full spectrum session with the amazingly prolific gentleman comedian Nick Kroll. The depths of previously uncharted …

Conner McVicker

September 5th, 2018


Ye olde golden boy returns! it's wonderful friend and cool son Conner McVicker!

Ever Mainard

August 29th, 2018


Comedian, deep-thinker, Texan, and raddest of the baddest, Ever Mainard, explores the waves in an all new extra-long episode filled with gems and explosions. 


August 22nd, 2018


By special request, the ultimate executive sound master, mister blister himself, Doug "DJ Douggpound" Lussenhop, returns for a triple microphone …

Blair Socci

August 15th, 2018


Super cool entrepreneur, comedian, and general wildcat, Blair Socci, steps into executive buffet for a mega ride down fun talk mountain. A true …

Brent Weinbach

August 8th, 2018


Legendary illusionist, piano jockey, and mega-comedian, Brent Weinbach, steps into the executive buffet line for cheese, corn, and everything in-between and excluded.

Matt O'Brien

August 1st, 2018


Mustachioed ex-farming comedian mega-machine, Matt O'Brien, takes a l'il ride on daddy's big red truck for some wicked goat chatter, beer talk, and wing dippin among other scintillating smoothness.

Brendon Walsh

July 26th, 2018


Another classic installment in the post bone zone archives featuring sweetheart soloist Brendon Walsh. tune up, drop down, and punk in.


July 18th, 2018


The enigmatic and ever-effervescent David Dineen-Porter returns for a highly charged 3rd appearance at the legendary executive buffet table of ancient grains.

Whit Thomas

July 11th, 2018


The excruciatingly cool turns into beguilingly cool on this new episode with comedy/music wunderkind, Whit Thomas. We sing and chant and rant and …

Jessica Espeleta

July 4th, 2018


multi-instrumentalist indie rock legend, Jessica Espeleta, brings a whirlwind of sounds to this groundbreaking mega music episode.

Joey Izzo

June 27th, 2018


Filmmaking mastermind and record sleuth extraordinaire, Joey Izzo, comes correct with a full back of waxy treats on a special analog edition of the …

Chris Thayer

June 20th, 2018


Comedian, desert selector, and soldier of Jah, Chris Thayer, lays down the ins and outs of the all the scenes - plus heavy heavy monster sounds!!

Brad Leone

June 14th, 2018


Chef, SCOBY bro, bug-master, and exothermic evangelist, Brad Leone, joins the executive buffet on a very special remote recorded episode live in deep downtown New York City inside the still beating heart of the …

Dustin Ybarra

June 6th, 2018


Comedian, roustabout, and western swing royalty, Dustin Ybarra, steps into the executive buffet for fun chat times and music dips across the spectrum.

Jon Gabrus

May 30th, 2018


The ever hilarious, infinitely effervescent, purely unstoppable, Jon Gabrus, steps into the executive buffet like a machete cluster and tears up up the place like thousands of underripe jackfruits falling out a plane …

Greg Barris

May 23rd, 2018


Comedian, expert psychonaut, and pretty much the coolest guy in whatever town he's in, Greg Barris, joins the executive buffet for a blaster of a …

Anna Seregina

May 16th, 2018


Comedian, internationalist, bon vivant, and oddity collector, Anna Seregina, joins the executive buffet for some extreme music recollection and …


May 9th, 2018


What if there was a nice bench at the bottom of a wonderful trench? might sound a little something like this... a special solo episode with calls and …

Chris Garcia

May 2nd, 2018


Comedian, burner, and music snob with a heart of gold, Chris Garcia, joins the executive buffet for a first-of-its-kind all music episode features …

David Dineen Porter returns

April 25th, 2018


The incomparable Canadian wunderkind, David Dineen Porter, returns to the executive buffet with a bucket of mirth filled songs and deep researched opinions. Its bizarre as it is fun as it is unlike anything else ever …


April 18th, 2018


Another solo chapter in the installment series of Advanced Listening Experiments, but not so advanced this time and more voice exploration, happy to …

Corie Johnson

April 11th, 2018


The amazingly cool and hilarious comedian, Corie Johnson, joins the executive buffet to share some amazing tales of personal badassery and wild …

Lucas Neff

April 4th, 2018


Actor, comedian, and whispering siren of madness and truth, Lucas Neff, joins the live to tape experience. Its a classic full studio experience with …

Chris Locke

March 21st, 2018


Comedian and coolest dude in whatever town he's in, Chris Locke, visits and talks and sings. Its both deep and splash-fresh shallow. 


March 14th, 2018


a new lick-shot SOLO episode all about cast off drifting spider webs and rad sounds from underneath the grounds.

Duncan Trussell

March 7th, 2018


Finally! A return visit from once and true king of the quirting birds: Duncan Trussell. Johnny and Duncan explore musical options and tell ancient …

Titanic Sinclair

February 28th, 2018


Personal bard to the illuminati, Titanic Sinclair, sits down for a full digital scan and deep discussion of things auditory straight from the mouth …


February 20th, 2018


Getting the hands back on the branch with a special solo episode (drama-free). Hope you like metal!! 

David Angelo

February 14th, 2018


David Angelo (writer, comedian, nature freak, tae-kwon-do instructor, and bunch of other things) visits the in-home executive buffet to blow wind into the sails of talking.

Sam Brown

February 5th, 2018


Comedian surfer bad boi, Sam Brown, steps into the temperature regulated hot seat for a full blast discussion.

Chris Crofton

January 26th, 2018


Shapeshifting journeyman bard, Chris Crofton, joins the executive buffet for hilarious and scary tales. Plus a very special live rendition of a song …

Karen Kilgariff

January 17th, 2018


Chanteuse, comedian, and murder-knowledge goddess, Karen Kilgariff, joins the executive buffet for a healthy dose of the stuff that will leave you comatose.

Jack Stratton

December 12th, 2017


Your favorite musical wunderkind, Jack Stratton of Vulfpeck, joins the executive buffet for a long long overdue multi-platform jam session. This is …

Charlie Megira tribute

December 6th, 2017


A re-issue of an interview from Twisting the Wind with the amazing musician Charlie Megira, 1972 - 2016. Rest in Peace.

Josh Fadem, Dicker, and Trumpy Bear

November 28th, 2017


Mastermind comedian/movement specialist, Josh Fadem, joins the executive buffet for some new ideas on the child acting question. Kevin gets hardcore sassed by a call center operator at trumpy bear and Dicker replaces …

Jeff Spurrier and Grocery Outlet

November 21st, 2017


LA Times journalist and permaculture garden mastermind, Jeff Spurrier, joins the podcast via phone from San Miguel de Allenda. Also Kevin Tipcorn …

Swamp Dogg and Moogstar

November 14th, 2017


Legendary recording artist and producer, Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams Jr.) tells it like it is along with musical pardner Moogstar. It's a very special hilarious episode you wont hear anywhere else.


November 7th, 2017


Another classic Kevin Tipcorn dial session. We talk to a mega grumpus at the herb factory, leave some cool bread nugget voicemails, and connect with …


October 31st, 2017


a super lightweight funky fun time featuring mainly phone communications from your boi Kevin Tipcorn. its a goooood one!!

who weeps for the devil?

October 23rd, 2017


a special cool solo honesty talking episode with some marimba.

Shane Mauss

October 16th, 2017


Psychonautic comedian extraordinaire, Shane Mauss, steps into the executive buffet and regales with harrowing tales of the astral plane and more. Its a very special exclusive peek into the mind of an electrifying …

James Urbaniak

October 3rd, 2017


Its old-timey madness and more with legendary actor, performer, and ever-spraying wisdom fountain, James Urbaniak.

Steve Agee

September 26th, 2017


Coolest chillest most hilarious dude alive, Steve Agee, fogs up the glass with his special brand of fog on an all new episode of live to tape. Johnny …

Nikki Glaser

September 19th, 2017


Dynamo comedian extraordinaire, Nikki Glaser, steps into the recording hut for highly personal tales and some knowledge blasts of pure sexual absurdity. an instant classic in the genre.

The Craftsmen

September 12th, 2017


Johnny Pemberton, Brendon Walsh, and Duncan Trussell are The Craftsmen: 3 veteran stand-up comedians teaching the business of comedy in today's crazy messed-up world.

Joe Derosa

September 6th, 2017


Writer, comedian, and super cool horror-dude, Joe Derosa, steps into the guzzling hut for talk of horror, darkness, the nature of friendship, …

A.L.E. no.1

September 1st, 2017


Advanced Listening Experiment number 1. WARNING for veteran listeners only. do not listen if you are new to this podcast. thank you and enjoy.


August 21st, 2017


A very special episode featuring the mother of Johnny Pemberton, also known as Elise Pemberton or Mom.

Chris Pontius

August 14th, 2017


World traveling animal best friend and wildest of boy, Chris Pontius, visits the studio to regale in some tales of South Africa, strum a little …

Tim Meadows

August 7th, 2017


Legendary Detroiter comedian Tim Meadows soaks up the studio for some absurd chatter and magnetic tape scrubbing. ALSO!! the first edition of 'bad questions' which turned out pretty good.

Don’t miss an episode! …

Todd Glass

July 31st, 2017


The prolific and legendary comedian Todd Glass makes all the sounds, every single one, on this very special off-site recording designed to produce …

Trevor Moore

July 24th, 2017


The massively cool futurist writer comedian musician, Trevor Moore, takes a break from building the new world order to strum and chat and strum some …

Mark McKinney

July 17th, 2017


Time-traveling amphibious raconteur, Mark McKinney, delivers an explosive tongue lashing for consecutive double-digit minutes with our semi-fearless host. this episode features the first installment of "bad questions", …

Byron Bowers

July 10th, 2017


Comedic madman and southern renaissance gentleman, Byron Bowers, enters the folds of the studio for a barrage of unbelievable true tales. 

Bert Kreischer

July 3rd, 2017


The man that many now know as "The Machine", Bert Kreischer, fogs up the studio with Johnny as stories are told, remembered, and forgotten. It's a …

Brad Breeck & Kyle Mabson

June 26th, 2017


A fresh blast from the festive trumpet featuring musical friends Brad Breeck (The Mae Shi) and Kyle Mabson (XBXRX). Expect to get entangled in …

Conner McVicker

April 25th, 2017


Yet another windy blast straight from the dusty madness of South Africa. The guest is brilliant and bizarre young actor, Conner McVicker, who shares some amazing tales of woe and triumph.


Witch -

Al Madrigal

March 27th, 2017


The great San Francisco renaissance man, Al Madrigal, joins the taping zone live from Johnny’s kitchen table for scintillating conversation and really scary ghost stories.

South Africa Update

March 20th, 2017


A quasi-special almost-mini solo episode mostly live from the southern hemisphere.

Raj Desai

March 13th, 2017


Writer, comedian, and self-proclaimed newspaper guru, Raj Desai, steps into the taping zone for talk for some intellectual nostalgia and much much more. A hilarious gem to be treasured for the ages!

Scotty Landes

March 6th, 2017


The ole mudflap of Maryland himself, travel guru and unofficial international toastmaster spokesperson, Scotty Landes, visits the talking place for …

Annie Lederman

February 13th, 2017


Comedian Annie Lederman tells the unabridged story of her life, and then some.

Shane Mauss

February 6th, 2017


Comedian psychonaut, Shane Mauss, visits LIVE to TAPE for a long detailed discussion of the human brain, endurance of traveling, voices from beyond, and much much more. NOT to be missed.

Howard Kremer

January 30th, 2017


Summah King, The Vest Selecta, Dragon Boy Suede, also known as the one and only Howard Kremer visits the worlds most underrated live podcast.

Steve Hernandez

January 23rd, 2017


Comedian and philosopher journeyman, Steve Hernandez, visits the live talking arena for truth and lights and a palpable antidote to Pemberton's silliness.

DJ Douggpound

January 16th, 2017


Pioneering musical editing genius dude, Doug Lussenhop -AKA- DJ Douggpound, jams hard and loud with gifts of finest wheat on an electrically engaging and electricity using new episode

Barry Rothbart & Danny Solomon

January 9th, 2017


Super funky crazy dude comedian writer guys Barry Rothbart and Danny Solomon enter the taping zone for fun, exploration, and radio DJ announcing …

Julian McCullough

January 2nd, 2017


Bon vivant comedian raconteur, Julian Mccullough, visits for talking and the first ever guest-played appearance of the Ghanian balafon.

Mini Solo Xmas Baby Snake

December 24th, 2016


Solo holiday Christmas gift mini episode featuring just Johnny Pemberton and his friend the Xmas Snake.

Brendon and Randy

December 17th, 2016


This episode features the double genius birthday twins and Bone Zone creators Randy Liedtke and Brendon Walsh. They talk about all kinds of weird stuff using badass voices of varying degrees of loudness and softness. …

Matty Goldberg

December 10th, 2016


Author, comedian, and long time very cool guy, Matty Goldberg, slides into the audio taping studio district to tell tales of unbelievable past times …

Whitmer Thomas

December 3rd, 2016


The hilarious super skateboarding comedian, Whitmer Thomas, jumps guitar first into the live sound pool for a furious expansion of vocal exclamations …

David Dineen-Porter

November 27th, 2016


Maniacal musical genius, David Dineen-Porter, visits the live studio podcast taping arena to dole out a thick serving of Sumerian history combined …

Beth Stelling

November 19th, 2016


Internationally known comedian and emotional genius, Beth Stelling, goes live to tape for some reminiscing and nostalgia smashing and singing to some keyboard demos.

Jeff Pemberton

November 12th, 2016


Blood relative and underground midwest creative, Jeff Pemberton, joins his brother for the first time in the studio! It’s actually the first episode …


November 10th, 2016


Brief transmissional audio place holder for you and yours. Regular programming will return very soon, please enjoy this in the meantime for fun and …

Duncan Trussell

October 29th, 2016


God’s personal medicine boy, Duncan Trussell, gets recorded live to tape in this extra-special, fully-blasted, not-to-be-missed, psychedelic audio …

Joel Department

October 21st, 2016


multidisciplinary creative mastermind Joel Fox (aka the “Joel Department”) goes live to tape with special musical accompaniment from his musical …


October 15th, 2016


the second official and unofficial episode of Live to Tape featuring the band YACHT, which is comprised of Jona Bechtolt, Claire Evans, and Rob …

JK Simmons

October 5th, 2016


Academy award winning actor, JK Simmons, appears on the premiere episode of LIVE to TAPE to chat about the good ole days of smoking in the pines and …

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