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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.

Mar 27, 2011


My guests are Emily Maya Mills (loves deep breathing and all that that implies from her San Francisco upbringing) and Steve Benaquist (language and travel dork!). I talk a lot and VERY fast on this show. We bonded nicely though and it’s a fun one.



Swath - [Old English swæth; related to Old Norse svath smooth patch] Definition and a tiny history. It seems to be agriculture related to clearing a space.

Chumash Indians Kage Baker

Pismo Beach – Clam Capitol (there used to be a lot of clams, then they were “harvested” too much. Awww, I judge.)

David Feldman – comic, writer and podcaster.

Danny Bevins - comic

Maria Bamford – comic

Croc Farm – outside Bangkok

San Diego Wild Animal Park

Planet Earth Video

Kruger National Park

Listen… note to SELF

Transformational Breathing – this is A website, not THE website

Kenny G – 1997 record holder for circular breathing.

Again with the Rolfing. And Heller Work.

Kevin Kataoka – comic

Japanese Internment Camps in USA during WW2 – basic info


My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, the merch (CD/T-shirt opportunities), the donation button: or


Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)


Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie