It's basically "WTF." No really, Pete Holmes himself has mentioned it, and it's been the subject of many conversations between he and Maron. The major difference is where Maron usually refuses to be silly, Holmes will be to the end of the earth. Despite being similar to "WTF" in basic premise, the two are different enough to be equally enjoyable, and both are great for comedy fans.
Jake Fogelnest loves weird music, television, movies and Internet videos. I mean he really loves them. He loves them so much that every month at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, he invites a panel of friends and an audience to watch clips and riff on them afterwards.
There's a 90 percent chance you won't know the things presented, but there's also a 90 percent chance you'll be on Google looking for more. Although podcasting is not a visual medium, Fogelnest makes it work. The clips are on a YouTube playlist (www.youtube.com/TheFogelnestFiles), but Foglenest also makes it so you don't really have to watch them to understand the humor.
This isn't a comedically-toned podcast, though there is occasionally comedy in it. Still, it is worth mentioning. Why? Because it's a podcast dedicated solely to artists within West Virginia.
Host Patrick Felton sits down with people like playwright Dan Kehde, "Radio Free Charleston" host Rudy Panucci and Huntington filmmaker David Smith. It' s a must-listen for anyone who wants to know more about the arts in our state.
Nathan Thomas is a member of Batteries Not Included.