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Finally! This week Mandy McFadden and Laura Zorch, the other half of EatPGH, stop by to talk about their continued success with their book, their tour, the blog that started it all, and to talk about the upcoming presentation at South by Southwest. That’s right, the four brilliant young women from EatPGH are presenting at The SXSW digital conference. Amazing.

This is a fun episode with two really funny, awesome Pittsburghers who are following what they love and getting some much-deserved attention. They should serve as an example to anyone who has a passion for something to pursue it however possible. Check them out at EatPGH.com

Enjoy.

Direct download: EPISODE20_-_Writing_on_the_Floor_-_EatPGH_Part_II.mp3
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This week Derek Minto stops by the studios. Derek is a longtime friend of the show, a great standup comedian and host of his own podcast “Haters for Hire”. He also hosts some open mics and showcases around town and has been featured at the Improv and other clubs. In addition to that, Derek has gotten heavily involved in The Steel City Improv Theater. He is doing improv and sketch with those guys, as well as a lot of Moth and other story-telling shows around town. Derek is has a lot to say about comedy in Pittsburgh, but he also loves the other arts. More talk of “Sleepwalk With Me” on this episode too!

This was a great time, with a cool guy.
Direct download: EPISODE19_-_Derek_Minto.mp3
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OMG! Charlie Humphrey, the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, stops by to talk about Filmmakers, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, NPR, the history of Pittsburgh, THE THREE RIVERS FILM FESTIVAL… so many things. This guy is awesome, and if you don’t know of him, get ready to hear one of the wisest, coolest guys around. Here it is, Writing on the Floor with Charlie Humphrey!

Direct download: EPISODE18_-_Charlie_Humphrey.mp3
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Hey everyone, here is the latest episode of the show. Rachel Carlson form Yelp stops by, and talks about all (or most) of what she does with that organization. She is the Pittsburgh community manager/marketing director/party planner/ambassador… pretty much everything that one person could possibly do. Rachel is one of those people who is so incredibly well-suited for what she does, it is almost like the position was created specifically for her. She is a big fan of the city, and spreading what is cool, and getting as many people involved as possible. This was a really fun conversation.

Direct download: EPISODE17_-_Rachel_Carlson_01.mp3
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Hey everyone! Here is the latest episode of Writing on the Floor, with an awesome guest, Dan Jenniches. Dan pronounces his last name like the first book of the Judeo-Christian canonical works, or that band that launched Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins (Genesis, we could have just said that I guess), and among a few local comedians you may have heard him called “Dan Generation”.

Anyway… we are getting off topic. Dan is a local comedian who is super funny, especially when he is talking about all the ridiculous stuff that he has witnessed as he works toward his pharmacy degree. Dan sits down to talk about all the usual fun stuff, plus recount some crazy nights in the local standup scene.

If you want to see Dan you can look for him to be featured at a show at The Pleasure Bar in the Bloomfield neighborhood on September 28th, during the Italian Festival. For more information on that show and open mics check out PGHComedy.com.

Direct download: EPISODE16_-_Dan_Jenniches_01.mp3
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That’s right, world! Robert X is this week’s guest. Those of you who are tuned into the comedy scene in town probably are asking “how is that possible? Robert moved to Philly weeks ago!” Well, you are astute observers, but this was recorded before Robert left us. So there.

Robert is one of the most cerebral comedians to come out of the Pittsburgh comedy scene in recent years. He showed up one night in a Members Only Jacket with his 1950′s style glasses and began telling jokes about the passive voice. His short-form style features jokes just longer than what would be considered “One-Liners” but they are always smart, funny and accurate.
Robert hasn’t been at it that long, but he and Zach became friends pretty much from that first night Robert showed up at The Pleasure Bar in Bloomfield. Robert will be missed, as he tries his luck in Philly, and eventually New York.
Robert and Zach talk about comedy styles, delivery, how Robert got into it, and much more!
Direct download: Episode_15_-_Robert_X.mp3
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Hey guys! Here is the latest episode of  Writing on the Floor, with this week’s guest Sarah Sudar and Julia Gongaware. Sarah and Julia are two of the four young ‘Burghers behind the amazing Eat Pittsburgh blog. If you are not familiar with their work, then you are in a for a real treat- These two sit down with Zach to talk about how they started this project, how it mushroomed into more than just a bog, and the eventual book deal that they didn’t ask for, but ended up getting out of it!

They have lots to say, and the conversation is truly awesome. These two know their Pittsburgh food! You can check out more about them, included where you can go to meet them (they have several appearances and signings coming up throughout September) atwww.Eatpgh.com and www.facebook.com/eatPGH. Check it out!

Direct download: Writing_on_the_Floor_-_13_-_EatPGH_01.mp3
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