My New Best Friend
Disney Dad John Ducey and Supernatural Oracle Robbie Benedict decide if they want to be best friends or not each month.







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After a summer hiatus, we are back for the home stretch.  In this episode, we invent dubious games with Josh Meyers - star of Mad-TV and That 70's Show.

Is Josh the Ted McGinley of the 2000s?  Is he a man with a photographic memory of flower gardens?  Or the best firefighter Pee Wee Herman ever had?

Is Ducey about to move this family to 42nd street to find out?  Listen up!

Music by Louden Swain. for all your needs.  ALL of them.

Direct download: NBF_Episode_14_Josh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

Episode 13 - Robbie Reloaded

We welcome Robbie Benedict for this 4th appearance.  Just like Shrek.

In the style of a Steven Soderbergh film,  this mind-warping episode is a time-mix-em-up in which Ducey and Robbie come to terms with their new record label and ticket writing service.

There is also a partial premiere of a new song, aborted quickly.

 Lots of kind-of-pointless, highly-nested callbacks await.  Still lots of fun!

 music = louden swain.


Direct download: NBF_Episode_13_Robbie_Revolutions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

Episode 12 - Atom Freeman


Sometimes your new best friend is an old friend who gets the call.  But sometimes it is someone out of nowhere!  We introduce our first new “Blind Date” to Ducey, Eisner award-winning comic retailer Atom! Freeman.   He looks a lot like Vladimir Lenin.

We discuss taping Thomas Guides maps to the wall, Old Timey Theme Park Western Photo Booths and punching someone with keys in your hand.

Music by Louden Swain, and why wouldn’t it be!


Direct download: NBF_Episode_12_Atom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Episode 11 - Nicole Sullivan (Part 3)

As anticipated as the final episode of Lost, here is the final part of a three part episode, our very special time with Nicole Sullivan.

Now the sh*t gets real.

Music by louden swain.

Direct download: NBF_Episode_11_Nikki_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

Episode 11 - Nicole Sullivan (Part 2)

There is no better way to celebrate the 6 month anniversary of the My New Best Friend podcast than this episode.  Nikki Sullivan, Ducey, and Greg continue their discussion and never before has an “explicit” tag been so warranted.

Not only do we talk about some “relations” that may have gone on… we focus a lot of attention on the legendary series of parties called Survivor Nights.  If you want stories about debauchery, including shock collars, Laurel Canyon nudity, and pancake syrup, then this is the episode for you.

If anyone wants to fund a documentary of Survivor Nights, here is your pitch.

Music by Louden Swain (hi Robbie!)

Direct download: NBF_Episode_11_Nikki_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Episode 11 - Nicole Sullivan (Part 1)

Ducey may have lost his Best Man, but his Best Woman is still in LA, and ready to take on the mantle of John’s New Best Friend. 

Nicole Sullivan joins us to discuss Elective Cat-Scans, Malcolm Gladwell’s Connector Theory, and why we’re all f*cked.

Nikki and Ducey have such a long, storied past, so like JP's this will be a multi-part episode.  At least two parts, but dare it go for a record three-peat?

And like every episode it seems, we had a new audio problem to deal with – this week Greg’s mic blew out around 15 minutes in.  But honestly, you won’t even notice.  I’m not what you would call a “paid” comedian, so I edited out most of my asides and demands for attention.  (The mic issue is fixed in the follow-up Nikki episodes, I'm sorry to say.)

Music, as always, is by Louden Swain.

Direct download: NBF_Episode_11_Nikki_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01am EDT

Episode 10 - Rachel Reenstra (audio issues)

OK, so I am frankly a lousy audio engineer.  Even with my new fancy set-up, this episode turned out to be recorded from the mic in our laptop and not the mics we were holding.  I tried to compress the file the best I could, but well, it may be hard to hear. 

But Rachel Reenstra was amazing, so if you can gut through the audio problems, you'll hear some terrific stories of Ducey and Rachel's past.  Rachel is a TV host (HGTV's Designed to Sell, and Animal Planet's Ms. Adventure), and vlogger.  And a holder of a $2000 bottle of wine!

Audio issues ironed out next episode.  Sorry Rachel and Ducey.  DON'T JUDGE ME!

Direct download: NBF_Episode_10_Rachel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

BONUS - The Final Manews from SxSW Film Fest

Ducey and Greg are passing each other in the night due to travel and liquor sweats.  So Greg Skyped JP Manoux to put a final bow on their SxSW experience.  No Ducey, boo.

Interested on how to audition for Burn Notice in a hotel room, or get out of an awkward conversation with Ryan Phillippe, or find a secret rock show lit by flame throwers?  Then listen on!


Direct download: NBF_BONUS_SxSW_2010_pt_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

BONUS - Possible Best Friends Rawk SxSW

Greg declared 2010 year of the film festival.  And we start at South by Southwest in Austin Texas.  

And we end there too.

Greg brought along a couple of potential Ducey Best Friends - JP Manoux and Atom! Freeman.  We talk about the movies we've seen over the first few days and the BBQ sweats we got.

Ducey isn't here, so he can't play.


Direct download: NBF_BONUS_SxSW_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Episode 9 - Robbie Reloaded

Every 4 episodes, we bring back our own Tony Randall, Robbie "Supernatural" Benedict.

Does bringing Robbie back so much mean he is going to be a finalist?  Of course not.

BUT music as always is by the great Louden Swain.

Direct download: NBF_Episode_9_Robbie_Reloaded.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT