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The Dork Forest is a show where I, Jackie Kashian, interview everyone and anyone about what they really really like. ie thier dorkdom. Started in 2006, the youtube page has clips (and full episodes). and will lead you to all the information you may ever need re this show and Jackie's standup.

Jan 10, 2011


For the first time I think I’m out chatted. Doug Benson owns his dorkdom with a dignity that I truly admire and Eddie Pepitone is a fascinating man in search of his muse. Together their enjoyment of the minutia of life, from twitter to game shows, defines what I really think of when I think of dorkdoms. This episode is cussy – just so you know.


Vagaries discussed

The Muppets (new Muppet Movie Eddie is in. And I knew Amy Adams was once I saw her picture).

Veronica Mars (A great TV show that was cancelled)

Nielsen Ratings (I’m sure it’s important-I can’t figure an average. Mostly b/c I can’t care).

Jean Doumanian (SNL and Woody Allen producer)

Pema Chodron (Tibetan Buddhism Teacher)

Money Drop (Kevin Pollack Hosted new game show)

Murray Head - Chess (One Night in Bangkok)

Noises Within (theater in Glendale)

Dick Cavett interviews Janis Joplin (I love what she says after 5:00)

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Netflix Streaming)

Paul Newman – Robert Redford (4th paragraph on this link has the car crushing story)


Books recommended



Death of the Liberal Class – Chris Hedges

Hollywood Writers from 1950-1985 (find Eddie on twitter and ask him which of a million versions of this title)



Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: a Book by Patton Oswalt


Talk Show – Dick Cavett

Fool On The Hill – Matt Ruff


Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg

My Website is and is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links and show schedules, videos of my stand up and a donation button. Knock yourselves out.