Avast! Ye Scoundrel

Avast! Ye Scoundrel Podcast

Avast! Ye Scoundrel: It's not about stuff. Your hosts, California-based comedians Rick Storer and Michael Zalusky, take you on a magical boat ride down the Stream of Consciousness. Usually an interesting guest stops by, and we always have a good time.

022 - Tito's Vodka Presents Here's What I'm Thinkin' (with Kevin Tienken and Bryan Vokey)
After our longest and most anticipation-grabbing hiatus yet, Avast! returns with the long-awaited 22nd episode. As you know, 22 is a magic number that signals the arrival of a great many new listeners. Your horoscope says share this episode, and all the classic A!YS episodes with a close friend or family member, to bring good fortune onto your household and increase the fertility of your local owl population. In this epi-epi, we have comedians and friends Kevin Tienken and Bryan Vokey in front of the mics a...

021 - Afterbirth With Archie (with Kevin Castaniero)
Another amazing episode in the books, kids. In this week's installment, we talk to freelance comic book artist Kevin Castaniero about topics such as: Rick and Mike going to the Bakersfield comedy competition, having a show-cock, an actually informative discussion on how comics are made, the right way to read a book, drawing sisters, popping a guy's eyes out on panel 5, the new 007 logo, Michael's graphic novel, the school of Q*Bert, the Animorphs mythos, waifu body pillows, and bad movies being good movies....

020 - Opposite Disneyland (with Mitch Shira)
Back just in time for the holiday season, Avast! Ye Scoundrel presents our 20th episode! Recorded with our good friend and local bartender/ entertainment producer Mitch Shira, this installment features all the hallmarks of a classic A!YS episode. We converse on such topics as oily frog backs, Michael's dirty house, our favorite words, cronuts, holiday themed pornography, obligatory politics, roleplaying, better names for things, we bring back Holiday of the Day, a dog is momentarily noisy, we talk about bei...


019 - Yorkcentennial Man (with Bruce Gray and Zach Stein)
This episode was so much fun to record. The boys from the Friends Forever podcast stop by and we have a blast from the past. Well, not from the past, but still a blast. Zach and Bruce chat with us about fish mental health, the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur, living in the nice part of Detroit, living in the Detroit of California, school jobs, being sent to the wilderness as punishment, Being sent to the wilderness as part of a reality show, the guy who hit his legs on the boat on Titanic, Zach being a her...

018 - You're Washing Off God's Kisses (with Nick Malizia)
Avast! We're back with another fantastic episode, this week featuring our good buddy and local comic Nick Malizia. We really ramble in this one, and have conversations about things such as our favorite birthday songs, yo-yos, snake sounds, Pokemon, Angelas both Lansbury and Merkel, Radiohead unboxing videos, music, and Walk Hard. We also introduce a new game with absolutely no preparation whatsoever! Don't worry, we still did BoTWoT. This episode was a lot of fun and Nick is hilarious. Do the dang thing! Th...

017 - I'm Not Racist, I'm Just Good At Identification (with Howie Walfish)
Ok, look. I know, I know. We've been gone a long time. And I'm sorry about that. I really am. We here at Avast! Ye Scoundrel (Me and Michael) value our listeners and feel just terrible that we have been gone so long with no explanation. But guess what? We're back. We. Are. Back. And we bring to you the weirdest episode ever recorded. This extra-long episode features entertainer/ comedian/ delightfully eccentric person Howie Walfish, who stops by the show to, uh, wow. Well it's hard to explain. He tells us a...


016 - I Just Happened On The Pie (with Sabrina Pratt)
It's Rick's birthday! Today we say happy birthday by hanging out with Sabrina Pratt, professional improviser and head of the Central Coast Comedy Theater. We shoot the poop about a new Mt. Rushmore, our shared hatred of smiley YouTube gladhands, Rick's furry persona, Sabrina's improv background, changing, surgery vs. engineering, people we know who were on TV, and telling jokes on demand. We also have our first ad break ever! Shouts out to the Natural Habitat Podcast! Kinkshaming! A racist cat! Moose knuckl...

015 - People Aren't Responsible Enough For The Power Of Bubblegum (with Andrew Boydston, Mason Wilkes, and Trevor Dustin)
This episode was madness to record. The boys from last year's 'Cure For Comedy' tour, Mason Wilkes, Andrew Boydston, and Trevor Dustin come by and we try to figure out how to record 5 people with 4 microphones! We managed to corral everyone somehow and had a very riff-heavy yet heartfelt conversation. We compare conspiracy theories, Trevor Dustin calls out a question- asker, everyone reminisces about a tour Rick wasn't on, we explore Andrew's fear of bubble gum and he survives nonstop abuse, and of course, ...

014 - Be Better (with Ben Bradley)
In our most serious and vulnerable episode yet, comedian Ben Bradley stops by the podcast and helps a somewhat drunk Rick and Michael bare their souls. This episode has it all, folks. We discuss how we made a mistake last episode, we explore the ins and outs of local comedy, Rick divulges his fear of death and orders a pizza, we get steadily drunker throughout the episode, metaphors are made, and of course, as always, BoTWoT. New yoga! Serious shit! Rick's a baby-person! A punch glory hole! And more! Right ...


013 - Peckermints (with Kelly McInerney)
After a much-too-long hiatus, Avast! is back! Blame Michael, he was in Mexico. This week L.A. based, New Jersey transplant, comedian (NOT comedienne) Kelly McInerney swings by the show for a conversation about performing in foreign countries, Hanson being the greatest band of all time, celebrity death, differentiating between jam bands, making your family think you're successful, and who has definitely died at SLO county landmarks. Let's throw some movie reviews in there for good measure. We're a little rus...

012 - The Heavyweight Champion Of Being Present (with Biba Pickles)
Boom! Bang! Bursting through the door with an axe in hand, it's another episode! The scoundrels say "Avast!" and welcome Biba Pickles back to the show. First appearing on an earlier episode as part of the Booty Riot collective, Pickles is here solo like a cup to hang out and have fun. In this episode we start off slow, rank colors, discover we're thieves, and talk about Pickles' wild past. Rick does a racist yet accurate impression, and a previous guest gets thrown under the bus. Also, we might have started...

A!YS Presents A Rick And Mike Bonusode
Our first bonusode comes in celebration of reaching 1 thousand downloads! Michael and Rick sit down and talk about how fun the show is, Michael tries to tell a story about Mexico, we swap script ideas, and say "Thanks" a whole lot. Dinosaur games! Metaphors! A bad Obama impression! Sex monkeys! And more! Right Click Here To Download Intro Song: “Damage” by CrumbSnatchers / CC BY-NC-ND   Outro Song: “My Fair Lady” by David Byrne / CC Sampling+...


011 - Strong For You, Daddy (with Julian Calvillo)
And we're back! Sorry about the extended absence from the internet airwaves, but sometimes old lady life gets a little cah-razy, you know what I'm sayin' my bros? This week, Portland based artist and good friend of ours Julian Calvillo hangs out and has some fun with us in the studio. Okay, it's a dining room. In this episode we forget to actually introduce Julian, we mix up the names of a famous comic and a man who killed himself on live television, we try to be strong, Julian tells us about getting kicked...

010 - Check Out My Clam (Pt. 2 with Hayley and Reid Cain)
Part 2 of 2! Betcha thought we would wait a week to release it didn't you? Well now you know how generous we are. On part 2 of our interview with the majority of the Crushers we get some advice on life, talk about finding your people, and wonder why Hayley has such wet hands. SOMEBODY CONTACT US! Clamdiggers! Milkman! The one recurring segment we have! And more! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Intro Song: “Damage” by CrumbSnatchers / CC BY-NC-ND   Outro Song: "Blacked Out" by Hayley and the Crush...

009 - Needs More Food Lube (Pt. 1 with Hayley and Reid Cain)
Part 1 of 2! In our first 2-part episode ever, Hayley and Reid Cain of the local rock band Hayley and the Crushers give us a big ole slab of their time. This is the most explicit episode so far. Hooray! We discuss the songs that played at our junior high dances, terrible radio, meeting Hunter S. Thompson, and how the Crushers came to be. Second part coming soon, so stay tuned! Sexy books! Wrestling! The big city of Tempe, AZ! And more! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Intro Song: “Damage” by Crumb...


008 - If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It (with Taylor Belmore)
Topics on topics on topics! Musician Taylor Belmore a.k.a. Arthur Watership stops by for a lovely chat. This episode is completely off the rails as we talk about how Taylor used to be a robot, cool instruments, and giving credit to Nazis even though we hate them. Taylor also plays her brand new song for us! Rick was on a lot of cold medicine during this recording, so excuse the coughs he couldn't edit out. All in all, a fun time. Robots vs. numbers! Nipples as a fashion statement! Drummer appreciation! Puns...

007 - A Vampire Approaches (with Jamal Coleman)
Comedian/ musician/ raconteur Jamal Coleman graces us with his presence this week and shares his keys to a happy and healthy life. We discuss Jamal's past podcasting experience, attempt a guided meditation, introduce a new segment, and have a lot of fun. Grimy 'buch! Dice rolls! Bad shows! And more! As always, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes, and feel free to leavea review or a comment! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Find Jamal Coleman at: https://www.reverbnation.com/JPPCCOMEDY Intro Son...

006 - Macabros (with Matt Gubser)
Comedian Matt Gubser joins us on the show today and talks about being more optimistic for his albums than his children, burning down a Pepperbellies, and almost buying a house. Also we discuss the problem of inequality between men and women and Rick opens up about his weird past. Geordi La Forge! SLO Comedy Festival! Goth kids! Werewolves! And more! Don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes, and tweet us @AvastCast with questions, comments, or suggestions! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Int...


005 - My Butt Is Very Well-Known (with Booty Riot)
Today on the show we have Aidan Candelario and Biba Pickles, who comprise the art/ comedy collective Booty Riot. We invent a new word that contains all negativity possible and distills it into one simple word. Also, Rick was very drunk during the recording of this episode. Radio stations! Old music! People who aren't fucking! Procrastination! And more! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Intro Song: “Damage” by CrumbSnatchers / CC BY-NC-ND   Outro Song: “My Fair Lady” by David Byrne / CC Sampling+...

003 - Mmm, That's Good Rice (with Evan Fox)
Today local comedian/ musician Evan Fox stops by for a chat. Yes, the levels aren't great for the first half of the episode, but it gets better about halfway through and the conversation is just too damn interesting. Music! Comedy! Relocating! Drug addiction! And more! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Intro Song: “Damage” by CrumbSnatchers / CC BY-NC-ND   Outro Song: "Moonlight Honey" by The Deathtower...

002 - I Ain't Gonna Blow No Gay Dog (with David Rosenberg)
Today we are joined in the studio by comedian David Rosenberg, who routinely travels all over the country doing shows, including passing through our neck of the woods. Do woods have a neck? I never understood that. Guinea pigs! References! Why strawberry festivals are terrible! All this and more! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Intro Song: “Damage” by CrumbSnatchers / CC BY-NC-ND   Outro Song: “My Fair Lady” by David Byrne / CC Sampling+...


001 - Eat A Chicken, You Turkey
Welcome to a brand new comedy podcast brought to you by Rick Storer and Michael Zalusky, two comedians from California who believe you want to hear us talk. This episode serves as a sort of jumping off point to get you familiar with us and what the show is all about. Let the fun begin! Right Click Here To Download This Episode Intro Song: “Damage” by CrumbSnatchers / CC BY-NC-ND   Outro Song: “My Fair Lady” by David Byrne / CC Sampling+...