Bald Talk

Bald Talk

Bald comedians Brian Huskey and Charlie Sanders interview bald performers, bald celebrities, and anyone bald about being bald. (And sometimes a hairy person might be in the mix.) While the conceit of the show is silly, the interviews and conversations are a platform for discussions about vulnerability, vanity, insecurity, and self image. That is just what happens when people have a good old fashioned Bald Talk.

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May 5, 2021 65 min
The man behind the comedy classics "This is the End", Superbad" and "Pineapple Express" Evan Goldberg is a prolific writer, producer, director and weed artisan with his new line of cannabis, House Plant.. Evan once had a great head of hair, but now he has less of a great thing and he discusses his grandfather's pioneering embrace of plugs, talks about his creative process, and shows why he is a major Hollywo...
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From the Pandemic Vault and we got a spectacular episode for the Baldos and Hairos! Possibly the only actor with more cops roles than Charlie, Will McLaughlin (Superstore, Wrecked, Parks and Rec) is both bald and has prematurely grey hair. Double Winner! Will discusses giving into his "type" in casting, doing terrible MTV prank shows with Brian back in the 00s, and a new haired based ranking system for the facts of the JFK ...
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April 21, 2021 54 min
Lauren Spagnolettti - wait for it - is not bald! She's not bald now. But she was bald from cancer treatment in high school! Thankfully she survived - but it was a crazy journey. She joins Brian and Charlie to discuss this, her many career twists and turns over the years, and how her birthday party was Charlie and Camille's first date. Also, Lauren and Brian take a deep dive about living in/coming from North Carolina. Learn...
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April 14, 2021 65 min
The delightful actor Ed Helms (The Office, Rutherford Falls) has a great head of hair, maybe too great. In trying to come to terms with bald/haired differences Ed reveals he was once a long haired stand up, was almost a muttoned chopped Jack Kerouac, and has a problematically thick zone on his head. Ed also suffers from perceived furrowed brow anger and Bald News yet again yields more news about eagles. Learn more about your ad-ch...
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April 7, 2021 58 min
Mark Proksch of The Office, Better Call Saul, What We Do in the Shadows, and much more joins Brian and Charlie to discuss using baldness to blend into society as an energy vampire, techniques for eating frozen pizza when stoned, and wishing Jack Nicholson was your dad. Also, Brian and Charlie inexplicable go after Pert Plus, alienating yet another possible sponsor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwo...
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March 31, 2021 75 min
Internationally known comedian, Jo Koy (Mixed Plate) gets honest about how hard it was for him to finally "bic it" away, how sleep apnea made his hair fall out, and goes deep with Charlie and Brian about how "raspberry bibingka" illustrates the crucial need for representation in our TV, film and comedy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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March 24, 2021 60 min
Actor Anthony Carrigan (Barry, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Fatherhood) has had alopecia since he was 3. He explains how acting empowered his sense of self, warns of the inevitable world domination by the Alopecians and Baldtarians, and how annoying girls who are hat grabbers can be. Also TJ Maxx becomes a punchline and the Segment Name that Bald Robot is a hit! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork....
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March 17, 2021 55 min
Master Baker and reality TV show star Duff Goldman has hair everywhere but on top. He shares his thoughts on shaving it all off, being creative in whatever way possible, and gives Charlie a tip on a new body razor. Also, a new segment inspires a new cake, the Vanilla Baldie! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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March 10, 2021 54 min
The incomparable actor Lance Reddick joins Brian and Charlie to discuss loosing his hair during the production of The Wire, being an amateur Trekkie, and their mutual admiration of LeVar Burton. They also discuss how cool Baltimore is and Brian's journey to the desert. If you enjoy three 40+ year olds trying to remember peoples names - this is the episode for you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodca...
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March 3, 2021 72 min
Philly musician and comedian Pat Finnerty joins Brian and Charlie for a discussion about the burdens of being a "hat prisoner", the shock of others at the bald reveal moment, how The Beatles wouldn't be The Beatles if they had a bald member, and what it was like for Pat to jam with Dave Grohl. Plus! A follow up check in to see if Pat has escaped hat prison since he was first interviewed! Learn more about your ad-choice...
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February 24, 2021 64 min
Iconic and accomplished actor Fred Melamed (WandaVision, A Serious Man) joins Brian and Charlie to discuss how the shag hair style is just a sophisticated mullet, how it feels to be told you will be bald at the age of 14, and that no matter how far you’ve come or what you’ve accomplished, you still feel like you’ve got fuzz in the front and shag in the back. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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February 17, 2021 57 min
Bald super model Christie Valdiserri joins Brian and Charlie for a conversation about what it's like being the first bald model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, founding her "Baldtourage", and breaking barriers in the modeling and dance world. They also discover that all three of them have done dramatic bald reveals on television - Brian's even done two! Learn more about your ad-choices a...
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February 10, 2021 63 min
Voted one of the Best Bassists of ALL TIME, Tony Levin has played with everyone from Peter Gabriel to Stevie Nicks to John Lennon, and of course his influential prog-rock band King Crimson. He discusses being an early adopter of shaving it off, his wig wearing alter ego, Vinny, and how bald musicians are the unicorns of the rock world. Brian and Charlie also nerd out hard with questions about his countless gigs and recording sessio...
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February 3, 2021 75 min
Rob Huebel zooms in to Bald Talk to join Brian and Charlie in a conversation about Rob originally dyeing his hair for an SNL audition, keeping even hair coloring on the road, laser combs, and the fact that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to symbolize American, not the bald eagle. Also Charlie apologizes to Rob for being mean to him on a recent zoom and learn an important lesson... we're all human. Learn more about your ad-choic...
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January 27, 2021 73 min
The man behind Keith Apicary and the Dad Series, comedian and prodigious creator, Nathan Barnatt breaks down the trope of bald as pervert, tells some great ghost stories, and pitches that he might be Buster Keaton reincarnated. All three baldies remember the glory days of trashing the UCB theater. And Charlie has internet problems, finally taking the curse of Brian. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetw...
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January 20, 2021 68 min
Josh Gondelman, fantastic stand-up comedian and producer for the late night show "Desus & Mero," joins Brian and Charlie to discuss early hair loss, people recognizing you only when you remove your hat for a bald reveal, and what a joy it is being a producer for "Desus & Mero." Also, Josh and Brian team up to ease Charlie's intense anxiety about the attempted right-wing coup that just happened. Learn mo...
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January 13, 2021 61 min
Co-host of The Daily Zeitgeist podcast and 90s media aficionado Miles Gray joins Brian and Charlie to discuss what reflective surfaces you first catch your reflection in and realize you're going bald, his male relatives overwhelming hairlessness, 90s bald icons, and having pirate facial hair. Also they discuss Brian being the Bruce Willis of comedy baldness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork....
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January 6, 2021 57 min
Hilarious stand up comedian Maz Jobrani joins Brian and Charlie to discuss his Iranian American mother's crazy bald solution she tried on his head, how salesman characters are bald in every culture, and where to get the best Iranian food in Los Angeles. They also dig into the hat game and all of the various varieties of hats. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Hilarious actress/stand up, Alice Wetterlund and her musician boyfriend, Garret Lang, couldn't be more in love! Alice admits how baldness used to be a deal breaker before meeting Garret and how the real issue might be that he plays jazz bass. A barrage of new bald terminology is generated, Garret's California style upbringing is examined, and Charlie goes deep with Alice about the creepy niceness of Minneapolis. Learn more...
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December 23, 2020 68 min
One of the great character actors of our time, as well as a writer and storyteller, Stephen Tobolowsky is truly a bald icon. He openly shares some of the most harrowing "going bald" tales ever told on the podcast, examines the personal advantages of baldness, and reveals some dark secrets about mechanic shops in the South. Brian's starstruck excitement leads him to pitching himself as Stephen's brother on "One D...
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