Goblin Talk

A random, short format, variety show goblin podcast

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALacking a guest for this week’s show, Wedji seizes control of the mic and grills Gandersnitch about the kickstarter project for his upcoming book. She changes the name of the show, and attempts to pursue a musical career, and we decide to set fire to stuff if things do not go as planned. Listen to the episode, and then show your love by supporting the kickstarter at: http://kck.st/1ry616D

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wedji & oncaSo we were there, in the woods, at NYFF, and someone handed Wedji a microphone. Big mistake! Though, it did encourage her to put down the megaphone. We had a dedicated few audience members camped out, determined to get the good seats. But Gandersnitch wanted more! So he walked the grounds, whooping and hollering for one an all to come and listen to the best thing that had happened thus far all day! (We were the first thing to happen that day, but it doesn’t really matter.) Then Paolo Garbonzo (Professional Jester) and Onça O’Leary (The Hardest Working Woman in Showbiz) took pity on us, having no clue what we were all about, and sat down in the wrong seats. The ones reserved for special guests! So we put them on the spot, checked for spots, and things went a bit wacky from there. Lots of laughter, live in the woods, and a little girl with the propensity for pushing just the right buttons and completely the wrong time. It’s Goblin Talk Live! 30 minutes long! Uncut and out of control!

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10329784_10152534011922803_601214107319158217_oOver the next week, faeries, goblins, trolls, imps, ambassadors, artists, musicians, craftspeople, poets, patrons, and all sorts of wonderful and mythic things will converge on a secluded spot of woodlands draped magically over the hills beside a winding creek in the hamlet of Ouaquaga, NY for the NY Faerie Festival. And it is going to be amazing, as it has been year after year.

With Wedji, and Azog, and Gandersnitch and all of our strange magical friends, plus musical guests Frenchy & the Punk, Woodland, Jessica Star, Gandalf Murphey and the Grand Slambovians, and all sorts of other incredible talent as well.

They have a new road to the campsite, to help alleviate last year’s challenges with carriages stuck in the mud, “secret” musical revelries in the woods after sunset, and of course out favorite: Sparkle Chai! The Goblin Embassy will be there, and the Troll tribe with their bridge, and Gandersnitch’s Tea Parties, and the Elfchess Tri-Realm Championships! Listen to the episode, which will give you a taste of the vision of the festival, but don’t forget to buy your tickets and come to the party! Seriously, this is one you do not want to miss.

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10323613_10152383227626399_683144360_oAs we are still insanely busy dealing with life and freak shows and festivals and late night ER visits for crazy fragile humans that pass out on pain meds for no apparent reason… And because we love Posie and she seemed very sad that Gandersnitch said we were waiting a WHOLE year to post this episode – we have now uploaded the second session of our super awesome live recording thingy from Spoutwood Farms May Day Faerie Festival.

And what is so awesome about this insanely long (41 min) episode of Goblin Talk?

It has TWIG! And Posie. And a Bush. And Azog…

And they have a dance off. Which makes no sense on radio, but it was pretty funny in person. So, listen to the episode and enjoy. And next year, don’t miss out. See it LIVE… in a barn. (Yeah. They stuck us in a barn. Where we belong!)

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travis and susan As we continue to recover from our trek through the mythic realms of Spoutwood and Maryland, and Wedji prepares to do whatever it is she does to actually make a living (no seriously, Don’t Google That!) we catch back up with our favorite sword swallowing circus freak, Travis Fessler of Pickled Brothers Circus to discuss his sordid love life. Yes folks, it is strange but true, even the freakiest of folks can sometimes manage to find a match. Travis is a beacon of hope for all us lonely weirdos out there. It still counts if he had to resort to trickery, though… Right?

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Photo Credit: Cat Eicke Spoutwood Farms - 2014

Photo Credit: Cat Eicke
Spoutwood Farms – 2014

Wedji has asked me to write all the good words, to explain this episode. Icecream, world peace, fart jokes, faeries, green, tax refunds, boogers, children’s laughter, Azog smashing things, imagination, exploitation, excommunication! Ok, those last ones are just big words, but I got carried away. Anyhow, Wedji and I (and Azog) went to Spoutwood Farms May Day Faerie Festival, and we did three live recordings. The first one was eaten by zombies. This is the second one, with our special guests Quince and Kiwi from Faerie Ring Theatre (aka Sidetracked).

Please note that this is an uber long episode with minimal editing. It is LIVE! Which makes it extra special, but it also means we don’t have the same setup and control of our standard studio environment. We have not expressed all the funny bits into a mashy pulp to pick and choose and smoosh back together into well edited and polished comedy. Nope, you get us raw, uncensored, and still damn funny. You get the table thumps, the squeals of laughter, the bits that you just had to be there to witness, and everyone talking over each other all at once. But that’s ok – cause you rock. We know you will forgive us for the occasional ear splitting pop as you pee yourself with laughter. I know I did… and the folks at Panera were not to please about it either…

So here it is – part 1 of our Live Spoutwood recordings. Part two will be coming next week, or once we find another Panera to steal wifi and electric from. Enjoy!

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nosepicking It is that time of year again! Birds are singing, grass is growing, rains are falling, and we have 4 more days till Spoutwood Farms Mayday Faerie Festival… Crap! We have only four more days till our first Faerie Festival, and then MDFF right after that! So much to do, so much to pack! Stay cool Wedji, stay cool.

So, here it is – our Faerie Festival Frenzy, lets all get revved up and excited for the weekend, extra special, uber-important, bet you all weren’t even expecting one this week but we did it because we love you anyways and you all deserve the best goblinyness we can give, episode of awesomeness! In which: Gandersnitch the Goblin loses his voice, we recap almost everything there is to do at the festivals, Wedji and Azog give the goblin rules for being in public, and Raven finally clues our listeners in on the complete rules of Elfchess!

Give it a listen, and we will see you this weekend!

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wiggins On today’s program we taunt Jeremiah Wiggins, the “Human” Ambassador to the Faerie Courts. All ribbing aside, Wiggins is an amazing gentleman. Full of mystery, history, and magic, you can find him wandering around the grounds of many a Renaissance and Faerie Festival with his giant mushroom rekindling the magic in young and old alike. It was he who was instrumental in arranging the terms of Gandersnitch’s asylum among the Faeries, and he who introduced us Goblins to a more civilized way of playing elf chess. Sure we will sabotage him at every angle, but that’s just what Goblins do. He is truly a man of the people… Or well, he was. Whatever you do, don’t mention the tail.

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azog

Today we bring you a BONUS episode – all about everyone’s favorite over-sized lump, Azog Greater Goblin! Or at least that was the plan… But Azog is too to be bound by clocks or schedules. Seriously, if it is a fancy or expensive clock, he should not be anywhere near it, bound or not. Seeing as how time is money, and money is basically non-existent over here, we could not waste the recording session. And the nasty little gnomes in line behind us were adamant about starting their gardening program on time this week. So here it is: Waiting For Azog.

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chai

Everybody loves Chai! It is like the sheer essence of Autumn in a single gulp. This is what the Greeks meant, when they talked about the ‘Nectar of the Gods’. But like any good Greek tragedy, our friends from Sparkle Chai are in trouble. Their carriage has been felled, their finances tested, their mission of mercy to bring Chai to the needy masses of goblins has been placed in jeopardy, and they might just pissed of Zeus by not sleeping with cows. I mean, we don’t know how it actually happened, but that is the best guess I have got.

Anyhow, Bucky and Emily are our favorite Chai people. And heck, lets be honest, some of our favorite people period. And they need help to get stuff fixed and things rolling to the first festival of their season, Spoutwood Farms May Day Faerie Festival. And that is where you come in. Go to their site, support their fundraiser, get Chai. Easy right? Seriously. Do it. Right now. And reap the rewards of being a loving, and supporting fan. www.gofundme.com/SparkleChai2014

Or don’t… in which case there will be no Chai, and all treaties are off, and the goblins will be cranky, and we don’t take any prisoners. Just saying. The first option is way better for everyone.

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