Dale twins on a deep level with fellow only child, comedian, and performer Addie Weyrich. Exactly like Dale in every way, Addie grew up in Philadelphia, gave it her all running track, and has a long-standing fear of the Amish. Addie reveals a great deal on this episode, tracing her journey from teen acting classes to landing a role on HBO’s Crashing. She includes one Deep Night revelation that even her parents didn’t know about! Sorry you had to find out this way, folks! Addie’s story of overcoming a terrible situation is an inspiration, and the fact that she found a supportive network in comedy gives Dale hope that someday he may find his own community (something other than the fellas at the turtleneck swaps down by the piers). Plus Addie explains to Dale how Ultimate Frisbee can be a powerful tool for personal growth. All this and a conversation about that Gritty character and Dale’s own troubled history as a creature-based mascot.
The unbelievably charming and hilarious Addie Weyrich (Crashing, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), joins Evan and Pat to snack and talk about the song “Only God Knows” by Young Fathers, and how it creates action movie worthyscenes in her mind.
This season of Repeater we’re talking to guests about songs that got them through 2018, so we opened up this episode with a little recap of the year. We explored the energized midterm elections, the Facebook analytics leaks, targeted ads, and Amazon Headquarters (before they changed their minds about NYC).
Addie talks about hearing “Only God Knows” off of the Black Panther Playlist, for the first time at midnight, and choosing to walk home in the freezing cold with the song on repeat. We discuss the song’s vibes vs its lyrics, Addies’s love of any song with a choir, and how the energy of the song, both positive and melancholic, helped Addie to overcome and take on a year in which she learned to be her own friend.
And finally, Evan, Pat, and Addie read some reviews of the podcast. Leave us a 5-star review and we’ll read yours too!