I’m six episodes deep into my new podcast, “The GOATcast with Ryan Patrick Dolan.” Tony Mendoza wrote my new theme music and stingers which I use for the first time in Episode 6, “Is Katy Colloton The Greatest Of All Time?”
That episode also debuts a couple of fun segments and starts to hue closer to my original vision of the podcast to mix a little humor with a regular interview format. The world didn’t need another podcast, and I’m doing nothing groundbreaking. I’m borrowing elements and styles from various interview and humor shows I like: Fresh Air, WTF, The Colbert Report, the game-esque interludes you find in podcasts like my friend, Sammy Tamimi’s very entertaining “Popfury Podcast.”
All that said, I had a great time talking to Katy (pictured at top). I think the ep is very fun and funny. She’s a good sport with my new ridiculous segments. She also tells some great stories about meeting Alison Brie (Mad Men/Community), who would go on to Executive Produce “Teachers,” and her experiences auditioning in L.A for the first time, and the time she found out “Teachers” was going to get picked up by TV Land.
If you’re into theater and playwriting, check out Episode 4 with Carrie Barrett. My two-part podcast with Kate Powers provided some great insight of a TV writer who has worked their way up in the Hollywood system while working on shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Good Wife before writing for Sundance TV’s Rectify.
Please subscribe via iTunes, and follow the GOATcast with Ryan Patrick Dolan on Twitter and Facebook. I have a new logo my friend, Jorin, is finalizing, which will be up in its final iteration soon. I have some fun guests coming up including some amazing playwrights, very funny comedic performers, and in the future maybe a sportswriter or two. Also, you’ll see a lot of women represented in my podcast. The first five guests are women. So many talented female writer/actors/comedians out there that deserve to recognition.