The Alex Kraemer Show

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

22 episodes of The Alex Kraemer Show since the first episode, which aired on June 30th, 2020.

  • Episode 22: Mindy McHale

    December 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Mindy is someone I've been wanting to talk to for a while. I'm so glad I did since I've only had quick words at shows with her and are social media friends. We talk about growing up a shy and anxious kid, how she came to owning her own gym, knowing when to stand up for herself and become her own person. We also talk about the tragedies she's gone through in her life. I really enjoyed this conversation with Mindy. Great to finally chat with her. Enjoy!

  • Episode 21: Joe Pratski

    November 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 29 mins

    I've known Joe since we were little kids and I've always enjoyed his company. He's one of the funniest people I know and I just wanted to invite him to chat. We talk about going to catholic school, starting to form your own opinions, politics, music, and life in general. It's always great to chat with Joe, such a great guy. Enjoy!

  • Episode 20: Kate Hagerty

    November 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 58 mins

    Kate was a guest on my podcast before this one. She is the first guest to come with a theme. Since it's been over a month since the tragic passing of Eddie Van Halen and Kate is a huge fan of him she wanted to come on to talk about him. We talk about when her super fandom started as an early teen recording their music videos. We also discuss their history as a band, compare all three singers, their label as "Dad Rock" and how that's really cool, music journalism in general, and so much more! This was so cool to learn about them from such a huge fan like Kate and finding out how Eddie is more complex than the world gave him credit for. Kate is always so much fun to talk to. Enjoy!

  • Episode 19: Cameron Meindl

    November 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins

    I was in a band with Cameron when we were teenagers (Merc was our name). But I never got to really know him when I was younger and we do just that with this talk. We really talk about what he's doing now in life now that he lives in New York, our days in Merc together, and a whole lot of music talk. It was great to finally have a chat with Cameron, a really nice guy. Enjoy!

  • Episode 18: Sarah Morgan

    November 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 39 mins

    I first met Sarah briefly when she interned at Arcade Comedy Theater when she was bald. I thought she would never want to talk to me for some reason, but I was wrong! Me and Sarah talk about why she shaved her head and a plethora of other topics. We discuss her life growing up, riding horses, making important life decisions, getting sober, and our mental health/introversion. I had a great time talking to Sarah, she's really cool. Enjoy!

  • Episode 17: Nicoletta Ciampa

    October 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 36 mins

    I met Nicoletta in high school when she did the musical, she was a senior and I was a sophomore. But I wanted to get to know her more. This conversation went in a direction I didn't think It would go. We talk mainly about our mental health, anxiety, knowing when she needed to see a therapists, and recent news in her mental health. We also discuss marriage and being a mom but this is a mental health heavy conversation. I love having these types of conversation and it was great to finally get a chance to get to know her more. Enjoy!

  • Episode 16: Solo Episode: Venting and Rambling

    October 17th, 2020  |  29 mins 6 secs

    The title describes it perfectly. Just a solo episode where I vent about my mental health. I talk about what I've improved on and what I'm still working. This is going to be a new thing. Really enjoyed venting. Enjoy!

  • Episode 15: John McNulty

    October 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 50 mins

    I met John at the Arcade Comedy Theater because his lovely wife Is an improvisor. I've always enjoyed his company, he makes me laugh. We talk about his new album coming out and his journey with music. We also discuss social media and how it can suck, missing doing stuff, and just making each other laugh. John is such a fun guy to talk to and I loved this chat. Enjoy!

  • Episode 14: Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs

    September 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    The men of Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs have been on my old podcast before. A lot has happened these past two years since we talked last. They've recorded two albums and one of them is engaged! We talk about all that stuff, particularly the new album(65 Million Beers Ago). The new direction they wanted to go with it than their other recorded material and how they got there. We also talk about life, the music environment in Pittsburgh, and so much more! This episode gets interesting. Really enjoyed having the guys on again. Enjoy!

  • Episode 13: Josh Cozby

    September 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Josh Cozby is the owner of one of my favorite new places in Pittsburgh, The Government Center. It's a record store and an awesome one too. We talk about new stuff Josh is doing with the place and his journey into getting his own store. We also talk about his travels from growing up in California, and going to places like Seattle and Portland. He also talks about his time as a teacher and how that pushed him into what he does now. It was great to have Josh on to chat a little bit. I'll be seeing him soon since I'll be at the store a lot. Enjoy!

  • Episode 12: Mikhail Ferree

    September 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Mikhail is my roommates sons best friend (first time saying that). I met him a couple times and always thought he was a nice guy. We talk about his love for theater and where it came from. We also dive into the stuff he's been doing with theater at Edinboro and how he helped the department there. Mikhail also tells me about growing up, living in Miami a bit, and the dynamics of Dungeons and Dragons. Was nice to talk to Mikhail a little bit. A very nice guy. Enjoy!

  • Episode 11: Emily Sabo

    September 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins

    I went to High School with Emily and I always thought she was a nice and awesome person. I learned that she has been doing a lot these past ten years. We talk about how she came to her education in her field of being a linguist. She tells me of the places she's been to learn and all the things she's learned being in this field. We also dive into stories about our days in musical, being married, and her new passion of stand up comedy. I loved talking and catching up with Emily. Proves that it's not bad to catch up with someone you went to high school with. Enjoy!

  • Episode 10: Allison McCulloch

    September 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins

    I met Allison McCulloch through an app of all places. A movie review app called letterboxd. I invited her on because I wanted to learn more about her. We discuss her love of movies and where they came from. Also, the short films she's made, her life growing up, and being a vegan and what led her to be one. This was such a fun conversation. Was very nervous since I never met Allison before but I had a great time. Enjoy!

  • Episode 9: John Watt

    August 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 29 mins

    This is my second time talking to John Watt in a podcast form and I just pick his brain like usual. I ask him his opinion on the current election, recent vinyl we've purchased and been listening to, and much more! It's always nice to catch up with John Watt, real solid dude. Enjoy!

  • Episode 8: Drew Ludwig

    August 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Drew Ludwig knows a little about Pittsburgh, since he grew up here and was also part of the improv comedy community for a couple years as well. Me and Drew discuss his time as a pastor and his career now as a chaplain. We also dive into him growing up in Shaler, PA, sports, his time doing improv in Pittsburgh, exercise, and some political talk. Drew is a very smart guy and fun to talk to. Enjoy!

  • Episode 7: Nilesh Shah

    August 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Me and Nilesh have known each other in the Pittsburgh Improv community but have never spoken to each other since we're both pretty shy. We finally break the silence and have a nice chat with each other. We talk about him being a teacher, bad improv shows, how we are in social situations, what it's like being a father and husband, and so much more! Had a great time talking to Nilesh. Hope to do it again sometime real soon. Enjoy!