• Episode 194!

    Hello! The lovely and talented Tim Wick joins us this week for his three-peat appearance on the podcast to talk about the Fringe Festival and all kinds of wacky theater hijinx! As you have grown to expect, we find a few distractions along the way, but we have a ton of fun. Speaking of distractions, Salsa went camping for the weekend and found his new choice in Mariokart:

    Blue shell this bitch!
    Blue shell this bitch!

    As I mentioned earlier the MN Fringe Festival is gearing up and that means there’s all kinds of wacky shit to see! The best way to keep track of what shows happen when and where is on the MN Fringe Festival website. For instance, there are Jena’s shows, And Still They Move or Fringe Orphans 3: The Legend of Orphans Gold. Or Tim’s shows, Jumpin’ Jack Kerouac, Power Point Karaoke, and Top Gun: The Musical. (Did we mention is has a Kickstarter?) Or Fearless Comedy Productions Fringe Sponsorship shows, First Draft Last Draft by previous guest Kyle Dekker and All Night Radio by David Walbridge.

  • Episode 193!

    Sorry we missed a week everybody, but we were at the mercy of CONvergence. The good news is we’re back. The bad news is, Jena didn’t make it. The good news is we found Engineer Corwyn. Look, we’re really sorry we missed a week, but hot damn CON is an all consuming beast. We do our best to recap here and things will go back to normal next week I swear.

  • Episode 192!

    This week Chris Marchand returns to tell us of the impending Six Elements Human Combat Chess season.


    There’s a whole bunch of dates you can go see them perform:

    Friday July 11th 8:00pm
    Saturday July 12th 5:00pm
    Saturday July 12th 8:00pm
    Wednesday July 16th 8:00pm
    Thursday July 17th 8:00pm
    Friday July 18th 8:00 pm
    Saturday July 19th 5:00 pm
    Saturday July 19th 8:00pm

    Click the link above to order tickets.

    As a special bonus, CON attendees can also catch a free preview of the show at CONvergence next Friday at 2pm in the Garden Court.

    Speaking of Convergence, make sure you stop by the Fearless Comedy party room and say hi and have a drink with us! Cabana room 224!

    Lastly don’t forget to check out the Fearless Comedy halftime show during Masquerade and Vilification Tennis while you are at CON.

  • Episode 191!

    We’re back this week with thoughts on the Lego Movie, fighty-whappy performances, Juicy Lucy’s, and a new take on a superpower question. Dig in!

  • Episode 190!

    Hey folks, it’s a guestless episode this week, which makes us a little sillier than usual. We talk shows, sidekicks, sexuality and other s words. But wait! What’s that? A last minute guest appearance by Salsa’s wife Raederle! She arrives later in the episode but just in time to keep Salsa honest. We’re starting to see how this works.

  • Episode 189!

    We’re back and we’re joined by the lovely and talented Cetius in his three-peat performance on AoN! We play this one pretty fast and loose, but goddammit do we laugh a lot. We also let you know if anyone solved any of last week’s riddles or if they are still on the table, better listen in now to find out!

  • Episode 188!

    This week we’re joined by the lovely and talented Stephen Miller! Stephen is the creator of the tabletop RPG Gaslight: Victorian Fantasy!

    Seriously, how cool is this?
    Seriously, how cool is this?

    You can purchase Gaslight: Victorian Fantasy at RPGNow, now that you obviously desperately want a copy.

    Stephen also works at the MN Renaissance Festival with us as one of the Riddle Masters of Hollow Hill. Now, that being said, we had to have Stephen tell us some riddles, and Matt even got one right! Now, dear listeners, it’s your turn.

    Here’s the deal, the first person to solve one of these riddles and email us at feedback@aonpodcast.com will win the prize listed below each riddle. All additional correct answers get a shout out on the show. DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ANSWERS! We want everyone to have a chance to do the riddles themselves. Email answers only at feedback@aonpodcast.com. Good luck!

    Jena’s riddle:

    Old Willie Peter smokes his pipe, with Satan who is just his type
    On a chariot pulled by 15 strong, the warrior moves his spark along
    He wants a clean fight he’ll prove quite the match, taking many forms he’s hard to catch
    In black and white, violet and red, of ash and bone he makes his bed
    He takes a breath and begins to glow, and all around him living things grow


    1st correct answer: AoN sticker and button.

    All additional correct answers: shout out on the show

    Show appropriate riddle:

    I stand when I rest, but that’s only fair,

    I do my best work with my legs in the air.


    1st correct answer: AoN tshirt, sticker and button

    All additional correct answers: shout out on the show

    Riddle Master level riddle:

    Answer my riddle now without fail.

    It’s said I’m like footwear, but in the wrong scale.

    An empire’s boneyard, the birth of rebirth,

    Please tell me your answer and show your true worth.


    1st correct answer: Two special Gaslight: Victorian Era calendars, hardcopy, period brass fastener bindings, SIGNED by Stephen! One for 1888, the year of Jack the Ripper, and one for 1893 the year of the Chicago World’s Fair and H.H. Holmes. As well as an AoN tshirt, sticker and button.

    All additional correct answers: shout out on the show

    Lastly, if you are the first person to guess all three correctly, Salsa will go down on you.

    Other things we talked about this episode included a map detailing every state’s biggest secrets:

    big secrets map

    The horrors of mime-ry at the Masocore marathon:



    If you’re into the fighty-whappy like Jena, you should check out the Brawl of America, like Jena. (Mime face not promised.)

    Lastly, as a public service, here’s the sites Matt and Salsa mentioned that vastly improve your online porn search experience by searching multiple tube sites at once:



    See you next week!


  • Episode 187!

    The lovely and talented Chris Marchand joins us this week as we ramp up to this weekend’s Masocore marathon! For the newer listeners, Masocore is an event put on by the group High Charity. Between this event and their annual Halo-related event, they have raised over $13K for Child’s Play over the years. Child’s Play is a charity devoted to providing videogame systems and games to children who are in hospitals, especially benefiting those who are in long-term situations. You can tune in to the live stream at the High Charity website starting at noon CST and running through Sunday. The AoN crew will be playing videogames for your amusement from 1Am to 3Am this Sunday morning. Please take a moment and check it out and support it if you can.

  • Episode 186!

    It’s AoN Classic this week! We’re recording a night late and Jena couldn’t make it, so we’re back to the original AoN cast for this week. We’re all over the place this episode, and we drank a drink that looks like a poop.