Meet Ben Proulx and Dan Taylor, the comics behind 30 Minute Week, the podcast that puts nonsense into the news and takes nonsense out of the news, usually in more than 30 minutes.
Ben and Dan started doing the podcast about a year ago, basically recording conversations they would have had anyway as their paths crossed at various comedy shows. Talking about the news gives them a little bit of structure, and enforces a more or less weekly rhythm that has helped them build an audience. They were voted the best podcast in Vue Weekly’s Best of 2015.
We laughed a lot in this episode, and even though we recorded it in the church where Dan is a pastor, it is probably a little less safe-for-work than your typical Seen and Heard. Right after this session, I was a guest on their podcast, so if you want to hear even more of us, here you go.
You can subscribe to their show in iTunes or visit thirtyminuteweek.podbean.com, and the show is also on Twitter: @30minuteweek.
Find out more about Ben at comedianben.com or on Twitter: @ComedianBen_. Find Dan at dantaylortalks.ca or on Twitter: @dantaylortalks. He podcasts his sermons at Disciples Church as well.
Here’s our conversation:
You can also get the podcast on SoundCloud, in iTunes, or on Stitcher.
Here are the other podcasts that Dan and Ben mentioned:
- The Worst Podcast Ever
- The Quik & Slow Comedy Show
- The Devil’s Advocate with David Rae, particularly the final tour-de-force and Dave’s conversation with Dan
- The Pod Marchant Toddcast
- What It Is
- The Movie Jerks
Most of these are members of the Northern Content Network, which we also talk about in this episode.
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by CKUA, which is in the middle of another great season of the TransCanada Music West podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear host Grant Stovel talk about a unique experience the show captured.
You can subscribe in iTunes, or listen to it at ckua.com.
Musical credits: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.
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