Daily Detour with Dan Roberts

Daily Detour with Dan Roberts

Curiosity. Comedy. Creativity. Kindness.


May 4, 2021 76 min

It's the "Halfway to Halloween" episode!

Guest-David Weiner, director of In Search of Darkness Part 2 talks about his doc, which is now on Shudder. Also discussed: Van Halen, Susannah Hoffs, Halloween Candy, David's time at Entertainment Tonight and Famous Monsters, reuniting Nightmare on Elm Street stars Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund--and more!

Good News-Prancer the Demon Dog finds a home. You can follow him...

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Good News-Stand Up Comedy is coming back!

Interview-Comedian, actor and author Wayne Federman discusses his new book, the History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle, including:
* Old Time Radio
* Late Night TV
* Strip Clubs
* Richard Pryor
* Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
* Lenny Bruce
* The "Chitlin' Circuit"
* Dick Gregory
* Moms Mabley
* Maria Bamford
* Janeane Garofalo
* George Carlin
* Garry Shandling
* And more!

Parody-Fake pro...

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April 21, 2021 57 min

Disclaimer: Explicit Language, sex and drug references.

Good News-We can all get vaxxed!

Interview-Author Joel Miller takes us on the road with Stone Temple Pilots, Poison and more in his new book Memoir of a Roadie. It's a rocket-ride of famous faces from rock, film and tv having the time of their lives, so buckle up!

Parody Commercial-Masterpiece Theater presents Memoir of a Roadie.

Buy the Book-Memoir of a Roadie on Amazon


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The Daily Detour season 1 finale is all about SOUND!

*Guest *
Jodi Krangle is a voice-actor. She also hosts her own podcast, which is all about Audio Branding. Jodi will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about making money with your voice, her new-found love of ASMR, sound-therapy, job-stealing robots and what "golden handcuffs" means in the v.o. industry.

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Latricia Lenhart is founder of the first and biggest Alice Cooper fan-group on Facebook. We talk about our fandom, discuss the new album "Detroit Stories", and play Cooper-themed versions of  This or That and Would You Rather.

From the archives, my dream-come-true interview with Alice Cooper which was recorded in support of his Eyes of Alice Cooper tour.

Good News 
If you’re a teen in Phoenix Arizona, you can ge...

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It's a comedy podcast. There's explicit language.

Andy Kindler from "Bob's Burgers" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" talks about his album "Hence, the Humor" and opens up about his struggles with anxiety and OCD. Also discussed: becoming like Howard Hughes during the pandemic, and his time doing remote broadcast bits for David Letterman. Plus racism, bigotry, Rachel Ray, dog food, as...

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Disclaimer  Explicit language.

Announcement  NEW! The Daily Detour now has a blog! This will be a place to find text versions of things you heard on the podcast, with additional info and commentary, and lovely full-color pictures! Check it out here.

Guest  🇮🇪 Derek Hynes lives in Galway, Ireland and helps his family run their 100 year old candy shop.  He loves to travel and is coffee buddies with a porn-star in Los An...

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Good News  A Hawaiian girl moves to Wisconsin and learns that biking to work in the winter is f-ing freezing! If only she can win the car her job is raffling off...
Also: Dan has good news about his mother.

Guest  Comedian Laurie Kilmartin tells us what it’s like to write for a Late Night Night TV talk-show (Conan). She has some advice for moms. And once had a prostitute for a room-mate! Sadly, she also lost her mom to Covid pretty e...

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Thanks to Dry Bar Comedy for letting us use a concert clip of today's guest. Dry Bar specializes in clean comedy specials, and we can't thank them enough. Check them out here!

Disclaimer  This episode is not clean.

Guest  Comedian Phillip Kopczynski and Dan talk terrorist beards, the Covid map of the U.S., dumb radio show names, the meaning of "Chunder", Honky Tonk bigotry, violence on TV, Seattle vs Spokane and much ...

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January 26, 2021 28 min

Disclaimer  Explicit language, sex and drug references.

Important Announcement 1  Dan is taking a short hiatus. The podcast will return on February 8th, changing to a weekly podcast for the time-being. More about this on today's episode.

Important Announcement 2  Dan's elderly mother now has Covid-19. Please keep her in your thoughts. Thank you.

Good News  A High School in Texas has a FREE grocery store.

Guest  Comedian Ian Bag...

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Disclaimer  Explicit language and drug references.

Covid Update  The UK strain of Covid, has arrived in Nevada.
The Brazil mutation is in Minnesota. 
Also: Does your 2nd vaccine shot need to be from the same company?

Good News  Is a dog man's best friend? This story will leave no doubt.

Guest  Comedian Ian Bagg and Dan discuss life after Covid, what the USA means to immigrants, and whether empathy can coexist with capitalism.

Dr. ...

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January 25, 2021 28 min

Guest  Comedian Ian Bagg says everything you want to say about people who don't follow pandemic protocols.

Good News  IKEA buys a forest.

Customer Support Theatre  Dan performs the transcript from his head-spinning customer service chat, in an effort to get HBO Max on his... "streaming device."

Headlines and Punchlines  Bernie Sanders memes are everywhere!
A lawmaker in Oklahoma has introduced a bill that would allow "B...

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January 21, 2021 21 min

Disclaimer Explicit language, including one F-Bomb.

Guest Comedian Andrew Orolfo talks EDM, his celebrity crush, and tells Dan what he really thinks of James Corden.
Good News  A student facing financial hardship gets help from the last place you'd expect.
Headlines  Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States at noon yesterday.
Kamala Harris became the first female vice-president in our history.
President Trump pardone...

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Disclaimer This episode contains a bit of explicit language.

Good News  The youngest poet laureate ever to recite at a President's Inauguration.
Plus a Greyhound goes viral for imitating his owner's limp!

Guest  Comedian Andrew Orolfo talks about traveling to the Philippines, how he met mentor Jo Koy, and swaps airplane horror stories with Dan.

Headlines  Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presid...

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Guest  Comedian Andrew Orolfo is a rising star. He talks with Dan about their mutual pandemic paranoia, who Andrew's influences are, and how a spontaneous trip to an open mic night set him on his comedy path.

Good News  A teenager saves her family from their burning home. Why could she smell the danger, while they could not?

Headlines  President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to cancel the KEYSTONE pipeline.
Melania Trump will become t...

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Guest  Bob Bergen (Porky Pig) discusses a typical work day as a voice-actor, takes a pop-quiz on his own filmography (play along), shares his thoughts on the Cancel Culture, and has Dan thinking about getting an Alexa.

Good News  America's late poet-laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou, gets her very own Barbie!

MLK Day  Today we reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  And Dan has some thoughts on that.

Headlines  President Tr...

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Good News  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson delivers a $30,000 present to an old friend.

Headlines  Dollar General is offering extra pay to their workers who get vaccinated.
Europe has instituted a curfew from 6pm to 6am.
Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Showbiz News  McCauley Culkin has expressed his support for removing President Trump's cameo from Home Alone 2.
DC and Ma...

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Good News  A missing cat returns after 3 years!

Headlines  Donald J. Trump is now the first President to be impeached twice.
Message-encrypting app Signal is number one this week.
The European Union food-safety agency says you can keep eating worms.
If you experienced bad cell reception this week, it might be because of the Big Bang.

Showbiz News  Weird DM messages surface, allegedly from Armie Hammer.
Anne Hathaway would like you to sto...

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Good News  Disabled vet conquers the Matterhorn.

Headlines  A very quick summary of Trump-related events.
Ex-Governor charged in Flint Michigan Water Probe.
Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19.
Ice-Cream Recall.
Punchlines  Disneyland to give Vaccinations.
Houston suburb picks Mayor out-of-hat.
Runaway Emu captured in Georgia.
Children in Spain are learning the deadly art of Bullfighting!

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January 12, 2021 29 min

Good News  Ben and Jerry's has a new frozen treat for your dog!
Headlines  The FBI is warning of plans for nationwide armed protests next week.
Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf resigned.
Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were suspended.
An angry White House staffer allegedly is responsible for a strange post on the State Department website.
Blue-chip companies and prominent people are distancing themselves from President Trump and t...

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