Malcolm has a few words about the future of this podcast and the brief break it will be taking.

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See you sooner than you know it.

It's a Comrade Thanksgiving! Helen LaStar (Falling in Love Montage) and Ryan Lynch (Disivisive Issues and Oops, I Talked Politics) want to tell you what they're thankful for.


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Let's talk Jesus talk! Malcolm guides Justin through a few common motivational phrases taken from the church, and how far they've strayed from their original context. Hear Malcolm speak more about religion on episode 23 of Oops, I Talked Politics!


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WARNING: this episode contains dark horror themes and several acts of violence. If it sounds like too much, there’s no shame in skipping it. On this episode, Darryl and Sly (Divisive Issues, Oops I Talked Politics!) join Ryan (Tales from the Static) on a trip through a place very unlike your day-to-day world, a dark corner of the human mind known only as...The Comrade Zone.

Darryl Steffen “Hook” [1:50]
Sly Krappa “Inconsistencies” [20:30]
Ryan Healey “In The Road” [36:00]

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The music is by Seclorance.

Helen LaStar (Falling in Love Montage) takes the reigns of the show this week, with a handful of cherry-picked online personality test questions. She somehow convinced her comrades, Justin Vignola and Malcolm Nygard, to answer them with her. The answers are posted on our LiveJournal pages. No, we won't share our accounts with you.


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To cap off Movie Week over on the website, we have a few movie reviews, reviews? Too formal, movie *experiences*. The network hosts carefully crafted a list of 100 Movies Everyone Should See, ready as we speak at, and we thought a few of us would pick from those and try something new. So enjoy network chief Malcolm, A-Ryan from Divisive Issues and Oops I Talked Politics, and Helen from Falling in Love Montage trying brand new movies and sharing their thoughts.

Let us know what you thought and join in the Movie Week discussions in our Facebook group.

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Girl's night! Vanessa (of Square Roots) takes Helen and Valerie (both of Falling in Love Montage) through the proper etiquette paces of the 1920s! They cover the basics of proper greetings, how to successfully host a dinner party, and how to politely vomit in public.


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Malcolm and A-Ryan get together to reminisce about their history with learning musical instruments, being in bands, and learning what their style was. Listen as they bond over being a bass player and some of the turning points in their creative processes.

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Spinning off a concept Malcolm wrote about on the blog, Malcolm, A-Ryan, Phil, and Helen pick some of their favorite moments of graduating from one character that was easy to love to a more complex, and better one.

The original article with Malcolm's four graduated pairs is at, along with the other podcasts of these fine hosts.

Come to our Facebook group (search "Comrade Radio") to let us know what you thought and about your own instances of moving on from a character.

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Ryan Healey and six other Comrade Radio hosts have a candid conversation about creative endeavors that never saw the light of day.
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Guests: Malcolm Nygard (Apoc Radio), Sly Krapa, Darryl Steffen and Ryan Lynch (Divisive Issues and Oops! I Talked Politics), Helen LaStar (Falling in Love Montage) and Owen Choules (Classic Shmassic).

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Camp Comrade continues with another summer themed event! Today we have four spooky stories told by four network hosts around the fire. From toys, to phones, to appendages, there's plenty in these stories to unsettle you as the sun goes down.

Thanks to all our presenters- Darryl Steffen, Helen Lastar, Sly Krapa, and Ryan Healey

All music and production by Malcolm Nygard

There are lots of ways to get involved at our camp!

Every Wednesday and Friday this month we're doing summer Would You Rather's and Top Fives in our Facebook group. Anyone can contribute.

You can try our previous episode about non scary summer memories, and share both with your friends. Talk about the episodes and your own stories on social media using #campcomrade

Watch our social media for the new campfire themed Spotify playlist curated by us.

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July is all about summer during our Camp Comrade event! Justin Vignola hosts as he discusses summer memories and the meaning of summer with various Comrades on the network. Join the Facebook group for summer themed discussions, and subscribe to catch the next episode where Comrades tell spooky campfire stories!

Guests: Jim Banks (Square Roots and Instant Classic), Ryan Healey (Tales from the Static), Helen LaStar (Falling in Love Montage), Ryan Lynch (Divisive Issues and Oops! I Talked Politics), and John Brandon (Square Roots).

Fun fact: the transition music in this episode was chosen by asking each guest for a tune that most reminded them of summer. The songs are: “Blood Red Summer” By Coheed and Cambria (Jim), “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie (Ryan Healey), “Helles Mondlicht” by Super Moonies (Helen), “Going Away to College” by Blinl-182 (Ryan Lynch), “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry (John), and “Soul Rebels” by Reflection Eternal (Justin).


This week Darryl and Malcolm get out of their comfort zone, yet right in their wheelhouse as they attempt to create the plot of a story in exactly thirty minutes.  With prompts and timed plot twists submitted by other Comrades, they'll take turns crafting characters and conflict, as all the while the clock continues to tick.

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Edited by Justin Vignola

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Justin and Malcolm have a long history of either living together or working together, over many creative projects. One of them is usually coming up with ideas, the other offers essential advice and hard truths. Enjoy this abridged history of the creation of the podcast Apoc Radio, and a dive into the struggles of the writing process.

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Edited by the same Justin Vignola

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Network wizards Helen and A-Ryan whisper the ancient words and cast their collective magic once again in an all-new original episode. Hear them talk on their comedic influences across media, and the realization that they were "the funny one". 

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We complete the set of network guests yet again (until we add another show) by having Valerie from Falling in Love Montage on. Besides talking about our shows, we get into an unorthodox hobby of hers, dissecting her own brand of people watching, and what we can learn about others and ourselves from staring when we maybe shouldn't.

Don't forget, Writers' Week is going on all week on the blog, with six original entries from our hosts. Try them out at

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Podcasting can be long and hard work, but if all goes well the listeners only hear the perfect finished product. Today we go behind the scenes and into the homes of five network hosts to talk to the ones that put up with them and support them. Five brave significant others tell us just what it's like to share a roof with a busy radio professional, from their least favorite aspects to their advice and positive takeaways.

We can't thank the interviewees enough!  Thank you Ariel, Chrissy, Lindsay, and Matt (x2)

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All of your favorite Comrade Radio hosts got together and put together a music compilation! Every host donated two songs and Malcolm spun them into a playlist. Justin and Ryan took the concept one step further and took to their mics to discuss their choices for you listening pleasure.

You can listen to the playlist, for free, over at Spotify or on Apple Music.

Find out which host picked which song over on our blog.

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Songs discussed on this episode:

"Alive with the Glory of Love" by Say Anything

"Screen" by Twenty One Pilots

"Die Alone" by Ingrid Michaelson

"In the Meantime" by Spacehog

"I Fell in Love Today" by Ween

"Gotta Knock a Little Harder" by The Seatbelts

Today's episode comes with a little tag that reads "NEW SHOW!"

Falling in Love Montage is a show that takes apart "chick flicks" to find out what makes them tick, and we're pleased to have it on our network. Helen, one of its cohosts is here today to confess all about her hypochondriac tendencies, and to figure out exactly what's wrong with her.

Please show lots of love to Falling in Love Montage by rating and subscribing wherever you get your shows.

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Here at the network, we're nothing if not sheep, and as such we're fiercely devoted to the latest social media trends. This month it's the "trypod" initiative, which asks podcast fans to share their favorite programs with friends who have never tried the medium. So we've carefully put together our favorite clips from our shows to craft the perfect taste test of what we do on a regular basis.

So whether you haven't tried all the network shows, or even a podcast in general, these clips are a great starting place. Don't forget, for the rest of the month, share us on social media with the hashtag #trypod, and use good old fashioned word of mouth to get people into podcasts!

At 2:00 - Apoc Radio, a post-apocalyptic survival/pop culture show!

At 8:40 - Tales From The Static - an 80s style horror anthology

At 11:38 - Surely, Not Surely - advice but with extra wine and sarcasm

At 13:56 - Divisive Issues - Comic books!

At 19:03 - Oops! I Talked Politics - Left wing political discussion

At 24:55 - Square Roots - Classic RPGs (role playing video games)

At 29:55 - Instant Classic - Modern video games!

At 31:15- Classic Schmassic - classic films from a modern perspective

As always, all our fine programming is found at