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The Hard Talk
39 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
The Hard Talk welcomes stand-up comedian, Amy Miller (@amymiller on Twitter @amymillercomedy on Instagram) to the show. Host Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) and Amy reflect on coming up in the Bay Area comedy scene, paying rent on an apartment you're never at, and being too edgy for NBC. Rate, review and subscribe!
45 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Johnny (@hipsterocracy) talks with professional wrestler, actor, and host of Hey! (EW), RJ CIty (RJCity1 on Twitter and @RJCity on Instagram) about comedy, AEW, and what it feels like to be ghosted on Twitter. Please rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast wherever you do that sort of thing.
44 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
Keith Lowell Jensen
Host Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) welcomes comedian and author, Keith Lowell Jensen (@keithlowell) back to the show to discuss his new stand-up special taping (his 9th!), avoiding the cops, and delivering comedy like pizza. Please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcast needs. Seriously though. Do it. It helps.
40 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
Diana Prince (Darcy the Mail Girl)
This week Johnny (@hipsterocracy) gets spooky with Diana Prince (AKA Darcy the Mail Girl from Shudder's Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs). They chat about how Diana played a role in bringing Joe Bob out of retirement, haters, and horror (duh). Follow Diana on Twitter @kinky_horror or Instagram @dianaprincexo. Please rate, review, and subscribe and never miss when an episode drops.
62 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
WE'RE BACK!!! The Hard Talk returns with the lost Nick Youssef episode (@nickyoussef). Nick and host, Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) discuss comedy being back in full swing, Nick's first road gigs (with Pauly Shore), and his obsession with the band TOOL. Rate, review, and subscribe.
59 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
On a brand new episode of The Hard Talk, host Johnny Taylor is joined by stand-up comedian, podcaster, and TV host, Chris Gethard to chat about his new hour, wrasslin', and The Smiths. Stream, rate, and review wherever you do that sorta thing.
46 minutes | Dec 4, 2021
Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by Saturday Night Live's Melissa Villasenor (@melissavcomedy) to chat stand-up comedy, SNL, and what it's like to get a big break. Johnny also rants about Squadcast and yet another kidney stone surgery. Stream wherever you stream stuff.
43 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
On a new episode of The Hard Talk, Johnny (@hipsterocracy) chats with music video director, artist, and stand-up comedian, Raul Gonzo (@raulgonzo) about channeling his love for music into directing videos, surrealist cinema, and of course, comedy. Stream, rate, and subscribe wherever you do that sort of thing.
45 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Michael James Schneider
On an all new The Hard Talk, Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by artist (Balloon art, Boxed Wine Boyfriend) Michael James Schneider (@blcksmth) to talk going viral, balloons, and pissing off the right people. Subscribe, stream, rate and review wherever you get your podcast fix.
47 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) is back with The Hard Talk! Comedian and actor, Kyle Kinane (@kylekinane) joins the show to talk getting cancelled on Zoom, pickle back shots, and the time Johnny and Kyle nearly got kicked out of Gilman for sneaking beers into the green room.
35 minutes | May 26, 2021
Project Runway Season 5's Kenley Collins (@kenleycollins) joins Johnny (@hipsterocracy) to talk Tim Gunn being a jerk, Florida being wild, and real estate. Stream wherever you stream podcasts and stuff.
38 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 26: Sophia Flores
Host Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) is joined by punk rocker, vegan, and weed boss, Sophia Flores. As the manager of Abatin Wellness (@abatinsacramento) in Sacramento, we talk about cannabis transitioning from medical to adult use, being essential during the pandemic, and risking your life to see shitty bands. Stream wherever you stream podcasts.
56 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 25: Robert Berry
On a brand new Hipsterocracy, Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by his long time friend and hilarious comedian and author, Robert Berry (@retrocrush). They muse about being late to rock concerts, overbooked comedy shows, and joke books. Stream wherever you stream stuff.
49 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 24: Drennon Davis
On an all new Hipsterocracy, Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by mad musical and comedy genius, Drennon Davis (@drennondavis). They talk crowd interaction, The SF Comedy Competition, and puppet shows. Stream wherever you stream podcasts, or also here: www.thehardtimes.net/podcasts.
56 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 23: Val Nigro and Clara Pluton
On an all new Hipsterocracy, Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by hosts of the Hot Takes With Hot Dykes Podcast, Val Nigro (@vallyo on Twitter / @teenbeat_84 on IG) and Clara Pluton (@clarapluton) to talk missing bad shows, man ponytails, and Guitar Hero. Stream wherever you stream podcasts.
43 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 22: Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs)
On a brand new episode of Hipsterocracy, Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by Brendan Benson (@brendanbensonsongs) of The Raconteurs (@theraconteurs) to discuss why comedians wish they were rock stars and rock stars wish they were comedians, touring, and why weed is awesome. Stream wherever you stream stuff or here: www.thehardtimes.net/podcasts
38 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 21: Alexandra Tweten
On an all new Hipsterocracy, Author of "Bye Felipe", Alexandra Tweten (@byefelipe) joins Johnny (@hipsterocracy) to talk dating in a pandemic, clinical depression vs. regular depression, and wi-fi cat feeders. Stream, subscribe, rate, and review wherever you do your podcast listening.
43 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 20: Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves)
Johnny is joined by frontman of The Dwarves, Blag Dahlia. Conversation ranges from PC culture, what it's like to be a rock legend, and the debut of a new song from Blag's upcoming solo album. Stream, subscribe, rate, and review anywhere you stream podcasts
41 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 19: Spies Like Us Podcast (Tod Hostetler and David Mohajer)
Johnny (@hipsterocracy) is joined by the hosts of the Spies Like Us (@spies_likeus) podcast to chat about all things espionage cinema. We also talk film in general, making a podcast, and why listening to the competition is overrated. Stream wherever you stream things or just go here: www.thehardtimes.net/podcasts
39 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Episode 18: Max Collins (Eve 6)
Host Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) is joined by Eve 6 frontman and newly-crowned King of Twitter, Max Collins (@Eve6 and @MaxCollinsMusic). They talk about Twitter fame, being an overnight success, and if you know when you've written a hit.
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