Episode 132 – Paul and Storm Talk Learning Town

On January 15, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 132nd episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Carrie Cuinn takes the night off, John talks to Paul and Storm about their new Geek and Sundry show, Learning Town, and Patrick and John discuss all sorts of other things.

PaulandStorm_learningtown_001About Paul and Storm: Paul and Storm have been writing and performing funny songs together for a long, long time, starting with their stint together in a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook. Their music tends to make people laugh and feel good, and Paul and Storm believe that this makes their pursuit noble, right and just. BONUS: their live show is better than 1,000 Fonzies, and more spellbinding than Mr. T on a unicycle. (And equally as confusing as both of those things).

In addition to their own performances, Paul and Storm are also co-founders of w00tstock, their geek-oriented variety show co-hosted by Adam Savage (“Mythbusters”) and Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Eureka”), which has toured theaters across America since 2009 and whose guests have included Neil Gaiman, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Felicia Day and Chris Hardwick. The duo also co-produce JoCo Cruise Crazy, a Caribbean cruise/concert festival for fans of internet musician Jonathan Coulton, which began in 2011.

Paul and Storm’s music has also been featured on the popular online cartoon website Homestar Runner, web series The Guild and The Legend of Neil, “The Drew Carey Show”, Comedy Central, the “Bob and Tom” syndicated morning radio show, and all over the YouTubes and internets. Their latest CD, “Do You Like Star Wars?”, is available wherever it is sold.

About Learning Town: The duo’s musical webseries, LearningTown, debuted on Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel Today! The ten-episode series features all-new original songs by Paul and Storm, and includes such notable guests as comedy music legend “Weird Al” Yankovic, Maurissa Tancharoen (co-creator of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and co-exec. producer of ABC’s upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV series), fellow music-comedian Mike Phirman (half of Hard ‘n Phirm, along with Chris Hardwick), James Urbaniak (voice of Dr. Venture on “Venture Bros.”), and YouTube videomaker Greg Benson.

Patrick and John also discussed in this episode:

This podcast contains original music by Paul and Storm, plus original music by John Anealio.

© 2013 Patrick Hester and John Anealio


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