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This Week: Interview with Elisha Shapiro, the Funniest Nihilist

Friday, November 16th, 2012

elisha shapiro nihilist radioNIHILISM UNLEASHED! Creator of the Nihilist Olympics that attracted world press in 1984, and the only Presidential candidate ever to run on the Nihilist ticket, ELISHA SHAPIRO is arguably the most famous living Nihilist on Earth. Find out how he became a Nihilist when he and I chat this Sunday on the JIMMY’S POTPOURRI show. (And if you need more Nihilism in your life, come to Elisha’s annual NIHILIST FILM FESTIVAL to be held in L.A. Friday, December 7 at the Echo Park Film Center at 8PM — the entry fee is a whopping 99 cents!)    Hear it all this Sunday 9am-noon on JIMMY’S POTPOURRI—listen anywhere online at

UPDATE: The audio’s now available online—click the play button below to listen in.
Interview with Elisha Shapiro, the Funniest Nihilist by Scotch Wichmann

On the Radio This Week: Silverlake Hipsters

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Forbes recently ranked L.A.’s Silverlake district as the #1 hipster neighborhood in the U.S., surpassing even Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and San Francisco’s hipster Mission District. What the hell are hipsters, anyway, and what’s drawn them to Silverlake? To find out, tune in tomorrow for my 3-part segment SILVERLAKE HIPSTERS, which includes interviews with L.A. architectural historian Laura Massino and District 13 L.A. City Council candidate Scott Crawford. Sunday 9am-noon on the JIMMY’S POTPOURRI radio show. Listen live from anywhere at

UPDATE:The podcast is ready for listening—you can play it here:
Silverlake Hipsters by Scotch Wichmann

On the Radio This Week with Cirque du Soleil Clown John Gilkey

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

I got the chance to interview John Gilkey in his Hollywood backyard this week. If you’ve ever seen Cirque Du Soleil or the Oscar-winning movie Ratatouille, then you’ve seen John Gilkey’s amazing work. A clown and performer for over 30 years who’s performed for over 3 million people, and a creative force behind the comedy in Cirque shows like QUIDAM, DRALION, VAREKAI, and most recently, the IRIS show in Hollywood, John has incredible things to say about clowns—their comedy, their danger, their anarchy, and their truth—and why we need them more than ever. Hear it this Sunday on Jimmy’s Potpourri, LA’s #1 underground radio station. Tune in from 9AM till noon online from anywhere at

 UPDATE: the John Gilkey interviews are up on Soundcloud. Listen below!

On Underground Radio This Sunday at 9AM PDT

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Catch me this Sun. 9AM-12 PDT on JIMMY’S POTPOURRI, L.A.’s #1 eclectic underground Internet radio show featuring James Gautier w/Derek Reynolds & the Zuu Crew. Hear interviews I recorded this week of artists living and working on the streets of downtown L.A., learn how to promote yourself online for free if you don’t have a website, plus hear genius music, comedy, poetry, & more. Live at UPDATE: THE SHOW ROCKED. Will post the podcast of it soon. Will be back on the air on Sept. 9!

Flashback Interviews with Bobcat and Mitch

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Some old-but-instructive interviews with Mitch Hedberg at Arizona State University, Montreal, and with Howard Stern. Also found some old Bobcat Goldthwait here and here. Although superficially their volume couldn’t be more different, their intensity, observations about the industry, subtle political POVs, and riffing skills are formidable.