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Can We Start a Podcast?
Every week, Alec and Julia from Smadam Productions try their hand at parodying one of their favorite podcasts, or coming up with an original one of their own.
Feb 7, 2019
Season 3 Episode 10: Tony's Marsh
In the state of Wisconsin, in the town of Omagoshakee, is a little place in a teen’s backyard known as Tony’s Marsh. CWSP has a monster of a season finale, jam packed with teen drama, teen mystery, and even a little teen romance! And hopefully we can find out what happened to Sandy Michaels once and for all! | Starring Grant Gigot, Allie Ring, Josh Leeper, Julia Mercer, and Alec Valadez | Music (it’s a lot): Fire by The Inventors, Judge On Holiday by Plates of Cake, Running with wise fools by krackatoa, worthlessness by HealthBeuty, Exhausted by The Inventors, Help Me by Jon Worthy and the Bends, When The Sun Shines by Michael Rault, loosey goosey by HealthBeuty, Al Final by Danke Sun, Ponce Pilate by Birds of Paradise, Acoustic Meditation by Jason Shaw, Something Elated by Broke for Free, Fireworks by Jahzzar, On My Skateboard by Short Hand, Dummy by Jahzaar, SAN DIMAS OASIS by COOLRUNNINGS, Giants by Forget the Whale , Just A Blip by Andy G Cohen, A Gentleman by Podington Bear, I Like it Here Instrumental by Robin Allender, Happy Ending by Jahzaar, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Special shout out to Elliot Stromberg who did some of our art work this season | Want season 4 to be EVEN COOLER? Want FUNNY episodes to listen to while you wait? Then head on over to Patreon and search “Smadam Productions” to begin supporting the pod!
1 hr 19 min
Jan 10, 2019
Season 3 Episode 9: Porch Night
Alec and Julia both can't think of an idea for the podcast this week, so they decide to sit on their porch with a bottle of wine each to think of an idea. | Written by Alec Valadez | Starring Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez | Music: Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Are you a sexy vampire that loves the podcast? Are you a patron? You're not? Get on that, sexy vamp! Just search "Smadam Productions" on Patreon to get started!
Dec 31, 2018
Season 3 Episode 8: Apocalypse Radio
Since October, the town of New Bratsenburg, WI, has been plagued with a pretty bad zombie outbreak. Meanwhile, locals Meadow and Arden have bunkered down in the town's community radio station, broadcasting updates on the zombie population and how much spam is left at the Pick N' Save. | Starring Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez | Original parody of "Zombie" by The Cranberries by Julia Mercer | Additional music: Aspire by Scott Holmes, and Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Are you still reading this? Damn, what a fan! You should consider supporting the pod by visiting our Patreon and becoming our patron today!
Dec 18, 2018
Season 3 Episode 7: We Love Murder
Are you fan of true crime stories about murders? Then you'll love We Love Murder! Join hosts Regina Bludston and Kim Murdriski as they provide light-hearted banter about some of history's most gruesome murders. | Starring Steph Callaghan, Julia Mercer, and Alec Valadez | Original artwork by Elliot Stromberg | Love Elliot's work? We do too! Check out more of it at ashleyelliotstromberg.com | Theme song by Julia Mercer | Credits song was Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Love this podcast more than murder? Then prove it by becoming a patron! Just visit Patreon.com and search "Smadam Productions" to get started!
Dec 12, 2018
Season 3 Episode 6: Funny Time Ha Ha
Hosted by Chris Wilkerson, aka Wilky Milky, Funny Time Ha Ha is a podcast where comedians and wacky characters come together to have a fun chat for your ear holes. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Joseph Fuentes. | Starring Julia Mercer, Eric Wiig, Allie Ring, and Alec Valadez | Original artwork by the incredible Elliot Stromberg! For more of her work, head on over to ashleyelliotstromberg.com | Theme song by Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez | Credits song is Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Like what we do? Want to give us a gift for the holidays? Find "Smadam Productions" on Patreon and join others who support the podcast today!
Dec 6, 2018
Season 3 Episode 5: SickCast With Alec and Julia
First Julia got sick. Then Alec got sick. Now they're both sick and hopping on the mic to tell you how sick they are! | Written by Julia Mercer | Starring Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez | Music: Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Additional music by Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez | Do you feel pity for us being sick? You should show us by becoming a patron! Just head on over to Patreon and search "Smadam Productions" to find us!
Nov 27, 2018
Season 3 Episode 4: Ghosts We F@#%ed
Hello, ghost f***ers! Join hosts Desdemona and Coraline to talk about what it's like to court, date, and have passionate sex with the wandering spirits that roam this earth. | Starring Abby Frank and Julia Mercer, and also starring Alec Valadez | Music: Funk The Floor by Ultra Cat, and Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Do you pity Julia for being so sick lately? Make her feel better by supporting us on Patreon! Just go to Patreon and type "Smadam Productions" in the search bar to find our page!
Nov 13, 2018
Season 3 Episode 3: The Clear Cassettes Podcast
Ghosts. Demons. Other spooky stuff. SPR host Erin Dalton set out to make a podcast about Dr. Bland, a paranormal researcher that doesn’t believe in ghosts, but then she discovers his unsolved cases, all on clear cassettes. | Written by Alec Valadez | Starring Julia Mercer, Jacob Barbot, Kristin Phillips, Ryan Sitzberger, and Alec Valadez | Music: Mr. Mole and Son by Blue Dot Sessions, Drone Rider by Inner Struggle, Gears Spinning by Podington Bear, Nocturne OP 27 by Podington Bear, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer, AND an original parody of the Black Tapes theme song, Kingdom of the Universe by Ashley Park, written and performed by Julia Mercer | If you love our podcast or you just love us, you should head on over to Patreon and search “Smadam Productions” to support our art today!
Nov 5, 2018
Season 3 Episode 2: Episode
After the release of a trailer for the podcast Just Gone, Bobby Lesboyski found himself behind bars, charged with the murder of Sandy Michaels. But where was her body? And why was her sister changing her story? And did no one care about how hot he was? | Written by Julia Mercer | Starring Grant Gigot, Drew Flippin, Ryan Sitzberger, Allie Ring, Julia Mercer, and Alec Valadez | Music: Canyon and Side Story by A A Aalto, Three Stories and Rubber Ball Machine by Blue Dot Sessions, The Past by Dee Yan Key, Elephant Wings by Les Hayden, Action by Monsplaisir, Missing by Scott Holmes, and Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Do you love the podcast or us or giving away money? Then search for “Smadam Productions” on Patreon and support us today!
Oct 29, 2018
Season 3 Episode 1: Just Gone
In April of last year, an Omagoshokee High School student went missing. The only clue? Her ex-boyfriend saying her body was in a marsh. Join P. Tony and The Crack Family as they try to crack this case wide open in this true crime podcast. | Starring Julia Mercer, Allie Ring, Josh Leeper, Grant Gigot, Steph Callaghan, and Alec Valadez | Music in this episode: House of Grendel by Blue Dot Sessions, Going Undercover by Bortex, Fog In The Street by Borrtex, TIme Passing I by David Hilowitz, Melatonin V by Filmy Ghost, Puls of Unmbitious Children by Mid-Air Machine, Pose by Nctrnm, and Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Happy we’re on our 3rd season? Want 3 more? Support the podcast by typing “Smadam Productions” in the search bar on Patreon.com and become a patron today!
May 7, 2018
Season 2 Episode 10: Pip's Revenge
Serena Douglas of SPR fame teams up with White Flame, superhero host of the Hero's Round Table, to get to the bottom of several disappearances in the Chicago and Wisconsin area. Who's behind it all? Well, the title kind of gives it away. But enjoy this action movie for your ears as all of your favorite Can We Start A Podcast characters team up to escape the arguably evil clutches of Pip! | Story written by Alec Valadez | Edited by Julia Mercer | Improvised and voice acted by Alec Valadez and Julia Mercer | Credits music is Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Did you like this season? Want season three to be even bigger and better? Help out the podcast by supporting us on Patreon! Just search Smadam Productions when you get there to get started!
Apr 30, 2018
Season 2 Episode 9: SPR's Pop Culture Power Hour
Brought to you by Smadam Public Radio, Pop Culture Power Hour is a show hosted by Lauren Lorne, Michael Garcia-Stillwater, and Peter Patel (or is it Patelli?). Together, they discuss all things pop culture - right after they take a shot of beer every minute for an hour. | Starring Julia Mercer, Alec Valadez, and friend of the podcast, Nick | Music in this episode: Biplane by Podington Bear, Vivace by Dee Yan-Key, and as always, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Want more episodes? Want a shiny sticker? What are you waiting for? Head on over to Patreon right now and start supporting Smadam Productions to get bonus episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and more!
Apr 23, 2018
Season 2 Episode 8: Behind The Birches
Before Can We Start A Podcast, before Business Solutions, Smadam Productions created a web series featuring stand-up comics in their apartment called Live At The Birches. This is the true story behind their viral web series. | Starring Alec Valadez, Eric Wiig, and of course, Julia Mercer | Music: Frantic Bazaar by Inaequalis, Thinking Over It by Lee Rosevere, SODAR by Scanglobe, amusement park by Ryan Little, Vending Machines by Yan Terrien, Ballet Class by Anton Khoryukov, Is everything of this is true by Komiku, While Looking Up by Cellophane Sam, Freestyle 39 by BenJamin Banger, Memories by Audiobinger, Packed lunch by TRG Banks, under bunyip wood by krackatoa, min min light by krackatoa, Flying by TRG Banks, and as always, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Like what you hear? We can make this podcast even bigger with YOUR help! Just search "Smadam Productions" on Patreon.com to begin supporting us today!
Apr 16, 2018
Season 2 Episode 7: Tony P's Detentioncast
Tony P is back, baby! Last year he threw a sick rager, but this year, Tony P has found himself in detention with his best friend Steve and a few other familiar characters. And it's hardcore AF! | Starring Allie Ring, Josh Leeper, Steph Callaghan, Grant Gigot, Julia Mercer, and Alec Valadez | Music was Out of School by Jahzzar, and as always Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Super sick original artwork by Elliot Stromberg, who has even more amazing artwork on her website at ashleyelliotstromberg.com | Love our podcast? Support us now on Patreon.com to get bonus episodes and help us make this pod even bigger and better!
Apr 9, 2018
Season 2 Episode 6: Sleep With Us
If you're having troubles falling asleep, worry no more because Smadam Productions is here [to try] to help you sleep! Just put this podcast on and get ready to drift off to slumberland! | Starring Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez | Original artwork by Elliot Stromberg, and if you want to see more of her work, check her out at ashleyelliotstromberg.com | Music: Fistful of Slices (Early Mix) by Parvus Decree, Regards from Mars by To Eris, and Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Do want to make us the happiest smadams in the world and help us make it bigger and better? Then head over to Patreon, look up Smadam Productions in the search bar, and become our patron today!
Apr 2, 2018
Season 2 Episode 5: Hey Hey From The Enchanted Pub
From the land of Xenadia, it's Hey Hey From The Enchanted Pub once again! This time, it's been a year after the last Shadow Sorceress scare that Amy, Bundt, and Ugg had to endure. What's changed since then? | Starring Rebekah Trombley as Amy, Steph Callaghan as Bundt, Julia Mercer as Ugg the Periwinkle, Kristen Hallen as Classandra, and Alec Valadez as, well, um, Alec | The original theme song of this episode was by Julia Mercer, and the song in the credits was Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Do you like the podcast? Want to help us make a spin-off podcast or buy new equipment? Then search "Smadam Productions" on Patreon.com and support us today!
Mar 26, 2018
Season 2 Episode 4: The PhAlec & KatUlia Show
Once upon a time, Phil and Alec posted their Google Hangout calls and called it The PhAlec Show. But now they're older, cooler, and they have life partners! On this episode of The PhAlec & KatUlia Show, they ask each other, if you could direct your own Star Wars movie, what would it look like? | Featuring best friends of the podcast Phil and Katie Wright-Bianan, as well as Alec Valadez and Julia Mercer | Music in this episode was Ice Cream by Leo Rossa, and of course, the credits song was Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Do you like this podcast? Do you want a Smadam Productions sticker? Head on over to Patreon and support us today! Patrons who contribute $5 or more get an exclusive Smadam Productions holographic sticker, along with bonus episodes and behind the scenes content!
Mar 19, 2018
Season 2 Episode 3: The Echo Chamber
Smadam Productions is getting political! Alec discusses the hot political issues with someone who pretty much agrees with him on most points. | Starring Olivia, Alec Valadez, Julia Mercer, and Jacob Barbot | Original artwork by Elliot Stromberg! More of her artwork can be found at ashleyelliotstromberg.com | Music: Against Time by Art of Escapism, Indyair by Springtide, and as always, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Do you want to see the show get even bigger? Search "Smadam Productions" on Patreon and support us today!
Mar 12, 2018
Season 2 Episode 2: Tales
Sometimes history can be creepy enough to make for a good podcast. On this parody of the podcast "Lore," host Alex Monkey tells the story of a 19th century family, and the mysterious happenings they encountered out west. | Written by Alec Valadez | Starring Alec Valadez, and featuring Rebecca Escobedo as Isabella | Music: Sanctuary by Podington Bear, Lens Flare by Podington Bear, Laying In Bed by Bortex, Pandora by Circus Marcus, A Ernest Delahaye by Circus Marcus, Wet Socks by Jahzzar, I'm a Monster by Nuno Adelaida, and Never Too Late To Change Anything by Nuno Adelaida | Like our podcast? Want to help us become even bigger? Hop on to Patreon.com and search Smadam Productions to support us!
Mar 5, 2018
Season 2 Episode 1: Your American Life
Each week, Your American Life tells one of your stories, whether you like it or not. This week features a story about Bart Blank, a man from Wisconsin that moved to Chicago to pursue a comedy career. | Starring Eric Wiig, Drew Flippin, Steph Callaghan, Jacob Barbot, Ryan Sitzberger, Julia Mercer, and Alec Valadez | Written By Alec Valadez | The music in this episode was Night Owl by Broke For Free, Until The End by Ryan Andersen, Limit Corsairs by Pedro Santiago, Paper Boat by Podington, Prairie Mountain by Ryan Andersen, and of course, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Want to help us make more episodes? Visit Patreon.com/SmadamProductions to support the podcast, and become a patron to listen to exclusive bonus episodes!
Jan 30, 2018
THIS IS A TEST
THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. PLEASE DON'T BE ALARMED. THIS IS ONLY A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.
Jun 11, 2017
Season 1 Episode 10: Lemon Village
IT'S THE LAST EPISODE OF THE SEASON! In this season finale, investigative reporter Serena Douglas delves deep into the mystery of Lemon Village, what was happening in it, and what happened to the 269 citizens living there? | Written by Alec Valadez | Starring our all-star cast for this season: Steph Callaghan, Kristen Hallen, Jacob Barbot, Matthew Hoelter, Ryan Sitzberger, Josh Leeper, Eric Wiig, Rebekah Trombley, Lucia Rieur, Jena Wallander, Grant Gigot, Julia Mercer, Alec Valadez | Music (in order of appearance): Together In The Empty By Dexter Britain, Telling Stories by Dexter Britain, Trickle Down by Podington Bear, Snowmen by Kai Engel, Lemon and Melon by Blue Dot Sessions, Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain, 216 BPM on a highway by Ending Sattelites | Did you like this first season of the podcast? Want to help us make another one? Visit Patreon.com/SmadamProductions to support the podcast, and become a patron to listen to exclusive bonus episodes!
Jun 4, 2017
Season 1 Episode 9: The Prodcast (The Second One)
We did it again! We got drunk and recorded it because . . . huh . . . it seemed like a good idea when we were drunk . . . not so much now though . . . yikes. | Starring Julia Mercer, Alec Valadez, Jacob Barbot, and Matthew [last name censored because he thinks he's going to be president one day] | The song in the credits is Anthem by Evan Schaeffer. | Want to support this podcast? Help us out by going to Patreon.com/SmadamProductions
May 28, 2017
Season 1 Episode 8: Alec Isn't Dead (Probably)
Alec? Where on earth could he be? Damn. I hope he's not dead. | This episode was brought to you by Improv Tonight, the app that helps you find out where and when all the cool improv shows are happening. Available for iOS and Android! | Starring Julia Mercer, and with Alec Valadez as Joener Pink | Music: North Western by Deltason, Sunset at Goat Fell by Graham Bole, Scattered by Ketsa, A1 Rogue by Podington Bear, Neon Tokyo by Sro, Good Night by Letmeknowyouanatole, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Want to support the podcast? You can do that by visiting Patreon.com/SmadamProductions
May 21, 2017
Season 1 Episode 7: My Parents Are Out of Town
When Tony P's parents are away, Tony P's friends* come to play**! *Steve's friends **Party but instead sit down and accidentally do a podcast | Starring: Lucia Rieur, Grant Gigot, Julia Mercer, Alec Valadez, Josh "Hurricane" Leeper | The party's playlist: Rehab by Action Davis; Invisible by Camila North x Jens East; Feels Bad by Strong Suit; Four Floss Five Six by Blue Ducks; Comic by Jahzzar; Giants by Forget The Whale; Calm The Fuck Down by Broke For Free; April Showers by ProleteR; Play Dat Soul by Ménage Quad; Come Get Some by Blank Kytt; Love For Everyone Everywhere by Boss Bass; In Fielder by Miro Belle; Vivaldi's Spring by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players; Drunk With You by The Spin Wires; Que Rico by The Polish Ambassador ft. SaQi; Dark Night Trap by Ryan Little; Highway 84 by Not From Georgia; The Void by Gritt; Dial My Number by Benedek; Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | This episode was sponsored by Improv Tonight, available for iOS and Android!
May 14, 2017
Season 1 Episode 6: We're Definitely Not Zombies
A zombie outbreak breaks out near Sconnyville, Wisconsin, forcing the people in that area to survive . . . or be turned into a zombie themselves. | Starring Jacob Barbot as Mike, Julia Mercer as Sarah, Alec Valadez as Marty, Ryan Sitzberger as Blaine, Steph Callaghan as Katana, Eric Wiig as Jerkin' Joe, Kristen Hallen as Katherine, Grant Gigot as Will, and Josh Leeper as the radio DJ, Chuck. | Music: Moon Saturday by The Owl Good Night by Letmeknowyouanatole Phoenix by Sergey Cheremisinov Climbing Pulse by Kevin Hartnell Summoner of Winter by Lobo Loco Imminence by Kai Engel Run by Kail Engel A Sea Change by Kyle Preston Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Like this podcast? Want to help us make more episode? Support us at Patreon.com/SmadamProductions
May 7, 2017
Season 1 Episode 4.5: Early Hour News Bonus Bits
We're taking a break this week (which was always planned by the way), but that does not mean we're going away! We'll be back next week with a big episode. So while you wait, enjoy this bonus episode, comprised of outtakes from episode 4, Early Hour News. | Do you like bonus episodes like this one? You can enjoy more by supporting us on Patreon! If you become a Patron, you can get exclusive access bonus bits like this one, in addition to our undying gratitude and love!
Apr 30, 2017
Season 1 Episode 5: The Hero's Round Table
In this week's episode, Alec somehow gets Julia do a podcast about superheroes. Featuring a round table discussion with a fire-starting vigilante, an evil alien, a legendary hero, and Susan. | Starring Eric Wiig as Mail Man, and Steph Callaghan as Susan (and our surprise guest!) | Music: Chant of Night Blades by Kai Engel Am Trans by Podington Bear Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Want to support the show? You can do that by visiting Patreon.com/SmadamProductions
Apr 23, 2017
Season 1 Episode 4: Early Hour News on Smadam Public Radio
Wake up with morning news from WJIZ Chicago with this morning news show, Early Hour News, on Smadam Public Radio. From investigative journalism to political discussion, Early Hour News will help you start your day off informed! | Starring Jena Wallander, Grant Gigot, Ryan Sitzberger, Matthew Hoelter, Julia Mercer, and Alec Valadez | Music: Tiny Man by Greg Atkinson; turtleneck foxtrot by krackatoa; Libertad by Eaters; Limbodrome by Juanitos; Traffic Isle by Lobo Loco; As Colorful As Ever by Broke For Free; Anthem by Evan Schaeffer | Like the show? Want more? Support us by visiting patreon.com/SmadamProductions
Apr 16, 2017
Season 1 Episode 3: Hey Hey From The Enchanted Pub
A while ago, Amy fell through a dimensional rip in the basement of an Ann Sather's restaurant, and found herself in the mystical, supernatural land of Xenadia, in the town of Boarsrear. So naturally she decided to host a podcast from the pub, The Thirsty Chupacabra. Starring | Steph Callaghan as Bundt, Julia Mercer as Ugg The Periwinkle, Rebekah Trombley as Amy, and Alec Valadez as Alec. | Credits song: Anthem by Evan Schaeffer
Apr 5, 2017
Season 1 Episode 2: Awake All Night
Make sure to keep the lights on for this one. Taking a shot of making some spooky stories of their own, Alec and Julia parody The NoSleep Podcast in this episode! | Starring: Alec Valadez Ryan Sitzberger Josh Leeper Jena Wallander Julia Mercer Grant Gigot Lucia Rieur | Music: Sun On The Crest by Julien A. Lacroix, Between The Worlds by Inner Struggle, Radio Zombi by The Threshold People, earth2earth by P C IIII, Drone Rider by Inner Struggle, Prophecy of Doom by Lobo Loco, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer
Apr 5, 2017
Season 1 Episode 1: That Poly Couple You Know
In the series premiere, Alec and Julia host a call-in show where they answer questions about being a polyamorous couple. Featuring: Josh Leeper, Jacob Barbot, Lucia Rieur, Jena Wallander, Grant Gigot, Ryan Sitzberger, Becky Trombley, Steph Callaghan, Matthew Hoelter, Kristen Hallen Music: Theme Song by Julia Mercer, Anthem by Evan Schaeffer