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JALS #134: Steph Rodriguez

Sac News & Review contributor, and freelance journalist, Steph Rodriguez, stops by the Big Z Broadcast Studio to discuss how she got into journalism, her obsession with cooking, and some of her favorite local music! Don't forget to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, and add us to your playlists on Stitcher Radio!

JALS #133: Jessica Wellington and Molly Doan

Comedian Jessica Wellington and Improviser Molly Doan stop by the Big Z Broadcast Studio to discuss stand-up comedy, short form vs long form improv, tough childhoods, what it means to be a redneck, the importance of challenge cards, and more!

JALS #132: Stephen Turner

On this episode we talk to San Jose based comedian and musician, Stephen Turner! Stephen talks about doing comedy, being a family man, and playing in a Grateful Dead cover band.

JALS #131: Dave “Bad Man” Huckaba

On this episode we talk to MMA fighter, Dave "Bad Man" Huckaba. We discuss his life before MMA; what brought him into MMA; what it's like training for a fight, and more! Be sure to check rate and review us on iTunes and add us to your playlist on Stitcher Radio.

JALS #130: Sacred City Derby Girls

On this episode we sit to talk to Sacred City Derby Girls, Xerox from the Midtown Maulies, Veloci RipHer from The Donna Party, and Neill N Weep the Roseville TrainWreckers.

JALS #129: The Mouths of Madness

It's the last of our Halloween themed shows, this time with returning guests the hosts of The Mouths of Madness podcast, Andrew Hooper and Rocky Magsam!

JALS #128: Christy Savage & Robert Berry

Our Halloween themed shows continue with returning guests (and horror aficionados) Christy Savage of the Trash Film Orgy (Facebook / Website), and Robert Berry from retrocrush.com (Facebook)! 

JALS #127: Filmmaker JD Ayers

Filmmaker JD Ayers (Facebook / Youtube) drops by the studio to talk about his interesting 20+ year journey in the movie making business!

JALS #126: Rich Brockman & Tyler Phillips

We talk with stand-up comedian and returning guest, Rich Brockman (Facebook / Twitter) and musician/producer, Tyler Phillips about Rich's upcoming comedy record, "The Parody Album."

JALS #125: Filmmaker Jason Rudy

Jason Rudy (Desperate Visions) returns to the show to talk about horror films as well as his own, all to help us get in the swing of the Halloween season!

JALS #124: LIVE from Sac Comedy Fest at the Sacramento Comedy Spot

Better late then never. This is our LIVE Episode from the Sacramento Comedy Festival. All the usual suspects are there, Junior, Leo and our 1 Man House Band Hunter Hill. Hunter sings a couple of his jaunty tunes then Leo does a few minutes of Stand Up. We then turn the stage over to one of Sacramento's most well known Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. It was a fun filled night. We can't wait till next year.

JALS #122: Director Michael Kallio

Michael Kallio is a filmmaker living and working in Los Angeles. He cut his teeth making movies the old fashion way, and arrived in tinseltown just in time to see the industry go crazy with brand new technology and the explosion of new media. We talk to Mike about what it's been like to be working on both sides of that transitional coin, and if he's fully embraced the new after cutting his teeth on the old. It's a pretty groovy conversation that you shouldn't miss!


For more on Michael Kallio, check out his Youtube page here.

JALS #121: Comedian/Podcaster Hunter Hill

Our buddy Hunter Hill returns to the show to talk about life, comedy, and everything else! Check it out!

JALS #120: Singer-Songwriter Hans Eberbach

Our friend Hans Eberbach returns to the show! This time we're talking about family, creating, movies, Christmas songs, and embracing your inner child later in life. Hans also performs! Check it out!


For more Hans Eberbach, check out his website here.

Episode 119: Poet and Radio Host Jovi Radtke

Previously appearing on a live episode, poet and radio host, Jovi Radtke, returns to the regular show to talk about performing her work, where she gets her inspiration, and her day job as the co-host of "Sac Pride Live" a weekly show dedicated to sharing news and human interest stories from the LGBT+ community. Oh yeah, and she's Junior's sister, so there's that. Give it a listen!


For more on Jovi Radtke, check out her website here.
For more on Sac Pride Live, check out the Facebook page here.

Episode 118: Comedian Matt Raymond

Matt Raymond returns! When we last had Matt on, he hadn't even been doing stand-up for an entire year yet, but had just won a competition that granted him the opportunity to book at least three shows at the Sacramento Comedy Spot (the site of the competition). Roughly ten months later, he's produced five shows under the Comics With Attitude (CWA) name, and has even started promoting that show at a second venue as well! We talk to Matt about what it's been like becoming a show promoter, and how that's changed his comedy habits. We also delve into the reasoning behind Matt's recent disappearing act from the scene earlier this year. It's a harrowing tale about running from the law, being mentored by a fellow named Cheddar, and befriending a large white man with bad breath named Dragline! Give a listen, and then hit up a CWA show near you!


For more on Matt Raymond, check out his Facebook page here.

Episode 117: Sketch Comedy and Improv Performer Jesse Jones

It's a nuts and bolts discussion about sketch comedy with The Syndicate director/writer/performer, Jesse Jones! We get into what makes sketch comedy work from the genesis of an idea to its final form onstage. We also talk about working in an ever evolving group of performers of varying experience, and any hardships that might create. We also get into Jesse's journey, first into comedy performing, and then into his move to LA. He shares what it was like living down there, taking every writing class he could find, and the most important thing he learned from his last teacher in his last class, that ultimately helped lead him back to Sacramento. We also talk a bit about his foray into writing comics. Lots of great information on this episode for anyone that's ever wondered about doing sketch comedy. Check it out, then go check out The Syndicate!


For more on The Syndicate, check out there Facebook page here.
For more on Jesse Jones, check out his Facebook page here.

Episode 116: Stockton-Con Creator Mike Millerick

We're talking Stockton-Con 2013 and professional wrestling on this episode, so if you're not into comic book conventions or back-body drops, consider yourself warned! We're super happy to welcome Mike Millerick back to the show to discuss the latest Stockton-Con, and all of the things that made it better and different from the first Stockton-Con of 2012. Mike fills us in on how he went about wrangling celebrity guests, the mighty cosplay contest, dealing with artists and vendors, and what he's ultimately hoping to do in the future with regard to creating something grand for the city of Stockton, and the show itself. We end the show talking about the great local wrestling scene here in Northern California, as well as what's good and bad about WWE. Good times!


For more about Stockton-Con, check out the website here.

Episode 114: Comedians Ray Molina and Alfonso Portela

We get deep on this episode of The Junior & Leo Show with comedians, Ray Molina and Alfonso Portela! We start with some light-hearted banter about comedy, and then at some point veer hard into some real talk about being insecure as a child, morphing into an angry adult, and then eventually having that epiphany that you have the power to change yourself, and thus taking on the responsibility to do the work. We eventually work our way back into talking comedy, but for anyone out there who has suffers from insecurities, and wants to change, this episode is HIGHLY recommended! One of the most real episodes of the show yet. 


For more about Ray Molina, check out his Facebook page here.
For more about Alfonso Portela, check out his Facebook page here.

Episode 113: Musicians Cory Gory and Tim P. (Babs Johnson Gang)

On this episode we welcome the lovely and talented musical minds behind the soul crushing sounds of the Babs Johnson Gang, Cory Gory and Tim P.! Listen as the two share how they met, came to be a gang, and drop pop culture references the likes the likes of which will blow your mind! These guys left Junior's head spinning, and Leo feeling really out of place. It's a super groovy episode, so check it out!


For more on the Babs Johnson Gang, check them out on Facebook here!