Wind-Down Friday brings you a weekly shot of comedy and conversation. We talk to interesting people about interesting topics. We'll tell a few jokes, share a few stories and probably chat a little bit about what we're eating, drinking and doing to make life worth living.
This is a live comedy storytelling show recorded monthly in St Louis and Cleveland, as well as on the road. Described as cross between The Moth Radio Hour and Mystery Science Theater 3000, Sorry, Please Continue...features some amazing stories told by anyone who wants to participate mixed with commentary from Kenny Kinds, Jeremy Hellwig, Kris Wernowsky, and some hilarious guests.
Interviews with St. Louis area comedians, performers or other cool people. Hosted by Tom Straight. Podcast logo designed by Thomas Card https://www.instagram.com/mcalist3r/
We rode the rails to Springfield, Illinois for a show at a really cool tea shop called Whimsy Tea Company. Larry Smith helped produce and joined Jeremy and Amy on the couch. The theme was Family, and we had amazing stories from Rosa Speaker, Richard Bailey, Patrick Russell, Zach Boblitt, and Chris Pugh.…
The very funny Charlie Winfrey joins Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. Hilarious stories about relationships with crack smokers and pedophiles by Nicole Gory and Kalen Reece. Rob Tee tells the escape story he didn't get to tell last time.By Sorry Please Continue
The very hilarious Greg Warren joins us on this episode. Stories by Tiel Pierce, Micaela Moore, and Kelsey Quinlan. Rob T tells the most meta story we've ever had.By Sorry Please Continue
Aaron Brooks joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. Stories by Tina Dybal, John Michael Osbourne, Pat Ryan, and Kylee Mattoon.
WE ARE BACK! Live from The Heavy Anchor in St Louis, Missouri! Amazing stories by Aaron Brooks, Elizabeth Bolhafner, Mollie Amburgey, and Rob Tee. Amy Milton, Kenny Kinds, and Jeremy Hellwig on the couch. New live shows the 2nd Wednesday of every month at The Heavy Anchor.By Sorry, Please Continue
Chad Wallace joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch! We have amazing stories by Jared Schwartz, Erin Cochran, Yale Hollander, and Rocco Hogan.By Sorry, Please Continue
School is the theme. Rob Durham joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. We have amazing stories from Jamie Ward, Andrew Mihalevich, Pat Ryan, and Andrew Hansen. This is from last September at Heavy Anchor in St Louis, MO.By Sorry, Please Continue
Emily Hickner joins Jeremy and Amy on the couch. We have amazing stories by Kristin Cassidy, Sam Lyons, Ben Stubbs, and Alex Carnes.By Sorry, Please Continue
The very hilarious Eric Brown joins Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. We have amazing stories from Chris Cyr, JC Sibala, Tony Gardiner, and Una McGarry.By Sorry, Please Continue
This is our 100th podcast episode. It features 9 stories by storytelling MVP Rob T. It is over 4 hours long. On the couch during these stories were Jeremy Hellwig, Kenny Kinds, Amy Milton, Kris Wernowsky, Andrew Mihalevich, Bobby Jaycox, Stryker, Spurlock, Christian Lawrence, and Zach Stovall. The first two stories are from when our sound was not a…
Andrew Mihalevich returns to the couch for some hilarious and creepy ghost stories. We've got amazing stories by Katy Paul, Angie Spencer, and Andrew Hansen. This is a really fun episode.By Sorry, Please Continue
Meredith Hopping joins Kenny and Amy on the couch for some stories about breakups. We've got great stories from Eli Chen, the Dougherty couple, and Ellen Doyle.
Anna Drehmer joins Amy and Jeremy on the couch for some amazing stories about animals. Storytellers include: Eli Chen, Kaitlyn Forks, and Dustin Reppell.By Sorry, Please Continue
Lyfestile joined us on the couch, for an episode all about travel. We've got stories by Analicia Kocher, Emily Tetrault, Rocco Hogan, and David Gonzalez!By Sorry, Please Continue
Brandon Judd joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch for an episode that is all about surprise. We have amazing stories from Eli Chen, Andrew Hansen, and Tony Gardiner.By Sorry, Please Continue
Casey Paulsen joins us on the couch, as we hear amazing stories from Brandon Judd, Hannah Stewart, and Katelyn Mason. Unfortunately, Katelyn's story didn't entirely record, and the 4th storyteller was somehow entirely deleted. However, this is still a really fun episode. Thanks for listening.By Sorry, Please Continue
People told stories about Adolescent Embarrassment as we were joined by Angela Smith of All the Feels. Stories by Justin Luke, Tony TNT, Chris Cyr, and Hannah Stewart.By Sorry, Please Continue
Thanks for listening! This show is from July 2018. The always hilarious Stryker Spurlock joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. We have great stories by Jon Venegoni, JC Sibala, Matthew Lowery, and Tony Gardiner. It's a fun time, and we hope you enjoy it. If you like the show, please consider checking out the live show, which is the last Wednesday o…
We are back! This episode is from all the way back in May of 2018. It is one of my favorites. Jeremy and Kenny are joined on the couch by the hilarious Andrew Mihalevich. Telling stories are: Stephanie Howes, Chris Clark, and Rob T.By Sorry, Please Continue
Analicia returns from New York and settles right into her new role as co-host. Matt Martin of Compass Improv Festival joins in the fun and talks about St. Louis's upcoming celebration of all things improv. A good time is had by all.
Comedy impresario Christian Lawrence joins Yale in the studio to chat about History Shmistory and other exploits. Sam Lyons, host of the as-yet-unnamed Monday installment of Impolite Company, joins in on the fun. Yale rambles on about fall, or more on point, how much he hates summer. Oh, and the show gets (kind of) a new name and (kind of) a new co…
Fan favorite Ron Finger joins Yale to talk about theology, octopi (sic), TV Nazis, the universe and marketing opportunities for local roast beef sandwich restaurants. Ron shares details about his new show. Yale speaks coyly of his blossoming modeling career and his colon's upcoming photo session.
We're back after a couple of weeks of professional, personal and criminal obligations. Analicia recounts yet another run-in with violent crime. Yale tells of his overseas exploits and the effects of surgical sedatives on one of his kids. We reveal a proposal to remedy two ailing local institutions. Shout-outs to friends who are doing great things a…
Permanent Occasional Co-Host Analicia Kocher joins Yale in the studio to explain fringe festivals and recount two harrowing tales of armed robbery. The two also discuss their triangulated relationship to studio and podcast host We Are Live and, of course, present the Independent Comedy Rundown for the week.…
We take some time to remember the late Aretha Franklin and welcome Permanent Occasional Co-Host Ron Finger to the studio. We chat about who will next be crowned Queen of Soul, talk local comedy and then take a corrective turn as Ron upbraids Yale for his indifference to the Star Trek franchise.
Yale flies solo this week where he once again laments about his lack of a coffee sponsor, the maelstrom of golf-related traffic jams, and the apparent violent treatment of the text-line computer. The second half of the hour is highlighted by the reveal of Yale's latest quixotic quest.
Ron Finger joins Yale in the Wind-Down studio for a stroll down memory lane, specifically 5700 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, site of the long-demised St. Louis Arena. In other news, Yale discovers he is part English Bulldog and it's a miracle that he's even alive.
The always pleasant Meredith Hopping joins Yale in the studio to chat about another successful installment of the "Yours, Mine and Ours" showcase she co-hosts, kitchen renovations, Bea Arthur and her desire to make Yale cry in public.
The Wind-Down makes its long-awaited Friday morning debut with new sponsors (courtesy of Impolite Company Radio), a new opening theme song and a new-ish format. We welcome the multi-talented Analicia Kocher to the studio for a delightful chat about sketch comedy, character work, and - most importantly - BREAKFAST. Analicia is joining the Wind-Down …
The final prime-time episode of The Wind-Down features comedian and all-around renaissance man Ron Finger. Yale offers thank you’d and farewells and gets a special gift from Ron.
Yale riffs on illness, bears, soccer, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and chicken Alfredo. Hillary Anger joins in to talk about professorial tenure, comedy, motherhood and Thai food. Ella Fritts joins in to talk about whatever she wants.
Comic, improviser, podcaster extraordinaire Tina Dybal joins Yale in the studio to talk about her history in standup, her American experience, her dad and what it’s like to collaborate with a peer on a new podcast. Yale offers up a tribute to Anthony Bourdain and shares some thoughts on being a good and whole person.…
Comedian, showrunner, sketch actor, mom and PASTOR Meredith Hopping is our guest this week, covering topics like the work/life/parenthood/comedy balance, the ups and downs of comedy, building a merchandising empire, pooping, among other topics. Yale struggles to adequately euphemise the term "eating ass" in a radio-safe format and also has an updat…
Comedian and soon-to-be-podcaster Angela Smith joins Yale in the studio for a chat about comedy, animals and lady stuff, among other topics. A major announcement about the show is also revealed.
Ghosts! UFOs! Other spooky stuff! We are joined by the hilarious Bobby Jaycox as our storytellers focus on the paranormal. We have absolutely amazing stories from Tony Gardiner, Nancy Spurlock, Christine Compas, and Rob T.By Sorry, Please Continue
We open with a tribute to the late Philip Roth and offer a birthday salute to St. Louis media legend Ray Hartmann. We talk comedy, small towns and social media lunatics with Brian McDowell, St. Louis comedian and star of the 2001 motion picture Legally Blonde.
Comedian, storyteller, producer, sketch writer, and rising comedy club host Sam Lyons visits the studio to talk about his rise from hitting the occasional comedy show in Mississippi to a full-fledged, multi-tool comedy impresario in St. Louis. Yale also offers a tribute to the late Tom Wolfe.
Yale’s back in the studio for this visit from Tamara Keefe and Frank Uible of Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery. Listen to the pair talk about the growth of their business, the challenge of ice cream innovation, carding people in an ice cream shop and the price of vanilla on the open market. Yale proposes a new flavor and a potential new taste…
Yale spends a rare evening in the studio and chats with Bare Knuckle Comedy creator and overlord Christian Lawrence. The two chat about the troupe’s history, the troupe’s History Shmistory, England and unconventional naming processes.
Ryan Dalton joins Kenny Kinds and Jeremy Hellwig on the couch. We have amazing stories from Danielle Howard, Ella Fritts, and Sympho Mubano!By Sorry, Please Continue
In this week's show, Yale sits down at the Tick Tock Tavern with Chris Cyr, comedian, comedy godfather and host of the Impolite Company radio show and podcast. The subject is BARS. The gents chat and debate about the rules of proper bar etiquette and share memories of bars past and present.
Award-winning Hungarian author Sarvary Gyorgi visited The Wind-Down where he and Yale chatted about Gyorgi's upbringing in Cold War-era Hungary, his general indifference to liberation from the Soviet Bloc as well as his antipathy towards the West in general. He then treated the listening audience to a reading from his forthcoming book, his first in…
Comedian Ken Warner joins Yale in the studio as they discuss the art of comedy and jazz, as well as international travel, sophisticated after-dinner drinks and the absurdity of corporate mergers. Ella Fritts debuts her new segment Friends With BeneFRITTS by giving us an insider’s opinion of pizza and embezzlement which we totally do not condone. Th…
This is the debut episode of The Wind-Down with Yale Hollander, a leisure, lifestyle and comedy radio show. In this first installment, we meet Yale and learn a little about his background and his vision for the show, as well as a few things currently on his mind. We also get a chance to meet his principal commercial sponsors Car-Doc Automotive, Cle…
On this episode, we talked about Gaming. The always amazing Jon Venegoni joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. We had great stories from Christian Lawrence, Chris Cyr, Rocco Hogan, and JC Sibala.By Sorry, Please Continue
We've got an amazing new episode for you from back in January in St Louis. The Hilarious Justin Luke joined Jeremy and Kenny on the couch. We had great stories about dating from Elizabeth Crawford, Scott Gresham, Danielle Howard, and Andy Kohnen.By Sorry, Please Continue
This show was recorded live at the main stage at The Improv Shop in St Louis, Missouri as part of the first annual Flyover Comedy Festival. We had amazing stories from Katherine Jessup, Mary Santora, Emily Galati, Henry Phillips, and Rob T. We had the 4 main hosts rotating on the couch. All of these stories are so good and all of them are so differ…
We ended 2017 with a hilarious look back on some crazy stories. All new amazing stories by Meredith Hopping, Elizabeth Byrd, Stephen Martin, and Una McGarry. If you aren't an organ donor, think about changing that. Anyway, Jeremy and Kenny were joined on the couch by the always hilarious Tina Dybal. Tina is an amazing standup and improviser. We're …
An amazing new episode, recorded at Heavy Anchor in St Louis on October 20th. Amy Milton filled in for Jeremy. She and Kenny were joined by the very very funny Carmen Lagala! Telling stories, we have Allen P. Williams, Rok Patel, Meredith Hopping, and Steve Poggi.
Jeremy and Kenny traveled to Uptown Arts Bar in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri to hear some stories about DATING. The hilarious Aaron Naylor joined them on the couch. On this episode, we have truly amazing stories from Kasey Griffin, Amber Lehman, Spencer Perkins, and Ryan Trickey.