The Adult Swim Podcast is a weekly, meandering conversation about Adult Swim topics that may be of interest. The podcast is hosted by Matt Harrigan.
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November 9, 2020Episode 57 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 8
Returning guests Christy Karacas and Dana Swanson reminisce about the bracket while discussing old favorites and newfound shows to enjoy. We reveal the ultimate winner.
November 4, 2020Episode 56 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 7
Sketch and Paul of the Toonami Faithful podcast watch us unveil the final matchup.
November 2, 2020Episode 55 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 6
We discuss Swagkage’s Youtube career, criticize some aspects of MHA, and find out the final four.
October 28, 2020Episode 54 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 5
Going through the final sixteen with the strong opinions of the crew over at Anime Balls Deep.
October 26, 2020Episode 53 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 4
Our guests Christy Karacas and Evan D'Elia discuss how they got into anime and how it's changed since the friggin' days of bootleg VHSes before we reveal some SUPER CLOSE matches.
October 21, 2020Episode 52 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 3
We discuss the history of Toonami programming decisions and the impact anime has had in the US before revealing the first eliminations. Featuring guests Kim Manning, VP of programming at Adult Swim, and Tim Lyu, host/writer at Crunchyroll.
October 19, 2020Episode 51 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 2
Max goes over the final bracket before opening the Instagram polls and guest Dana Swanson decides who she thinks will win based only on the quality of the show's title. Watch the next episode LIVE this Tuesday at 5p ET on adultswim.com or the app.
October 14, 2020Episode 50 - Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket: Episode 1
Jason DeMarco and Gill Austin sit down with Max to discuss the history of Toonami and randomly select the bracket with a special video game. Tune in this Saturday at 5p ET to see what happens next in the Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket!
July 24, 2020Episode 49 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 8
Your votes are in and the Adult Swim Summer Showdown concludes with the dramatic announcement of the Best Adult Swim Show of all time. Behold, the Champignon!
July 21, 2020Episode 48 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 7
It started with 64, which turned to 32, 16, 8, and finally 4. Now it’s time to say “toodeloo” to two of the best Adult Swim shows of all time.
July 13, 2020Episode 47 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 6
Dave Willis, co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, offers hot takes on the four finalists of the Adult Swim Summer Showdown.
July 7, 2020Episode 46 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 5
The voice of Brak, Andy Merrill, stops by to reveal the Exemplary Eight of the best Adult Swim shows of all time.
June 30, 2020Episode 45 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 4
Sixteen shows remain in the Adult Swim Summer Showdown!
June 23, 2020Episode 44 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 3
You voted and the field was cut in half!
June 16, 2020Episode 43 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 2
Things get real as the field of 64 Adult Swim shows is about to be cut in half in the Grand Reckoning!
June 9, 2020Episode 42 - Adult Swim Summer Showdown: Episode 1
The Big Dumb Sort ‘em Out is complete and the 64 competitors are in place. Now it’s your turn to vote for the best [adult swim] show ever.
June 3, 2020Episode 41 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #410 – STAR MORT RICKTURN OF THE JERRI
Season 4 concludes with a bang as the creative crew behind Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri answers viewer calls about Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, and Wrangler Jeans.
May 26, 2020Episode 40 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #409 – CHILDRICK OF MORT
The creative team behind Childrick of Mort fields phone calls and answers your questions about spicy deleted scenes, unproduceable action sequences, and how to avoid animating pointy things.
May 19, 2020Episode 39 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #408 – THE VAT OF ACID EPISODE
The writer, director and artists who made The Vat of Acid Episode take viewer calls and answer questions about bottle episodes, time travel fantasies, and Easter eggs.
May 12, 2020Episode 38 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #406 - PROMORTYUS
The crew behind Promortyus answers viewer calls while discussing the intricacies of time jumps, alien facehuggers, and more!
May 5, 2020Episode 37 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #407 - NEVER RICKING MORTY
The episode's director, writer, and artists field viewer phone calls and chat about the details of Never Ricking Morty.
April 30, 2020Episode 36 - Dave Bonawits, Lauren Payne, and Max Simonet
The creators of Tender Touches talk about how they started the least expensive show on the network.
April 23, 2020Episode 35 - Andy Merrill
Writer, producer, and voice-of-Brak Andy Merrill talks about his struggles with Space Ghost making Pope jokes and how he couldn’t believe he got Steve Allen.
April 16, 2020Episode 34 - JJ Villard
The creator of JJ VIllard’s Fairy Tales details how he got both hired by and fired by DreamWorks, and offers tips to aspiring show creators.
April 9, 2020Episode 33 - Jena Friedman
The host of Soft Focus contemplates penguin sex and why the “C” word is so great, then negotiates the global streaming rights to a dick-eating.
April 2, 2020Episode 32 - Slink Johnson
Slink Johnson talks about playing Black Jesus, acting in Grand Theft Auto, and the merits of vaping.
March 26, 2020Episode 31 - Joe Pera
Joe Pera drops by to chat about the merits of skateboarding versus rollerblading, Lands’ End sweaters and Bob Dylan’s appearance on Pawn Stars.
December 16th, 2019Episode 30 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #405 - RATTLESTAR RICKLACTICA
The director, writer, and artists who created Rattlestar Ricklactica get specific about how they created Rattlestar Ricklactica.
December 9th, 2019Episode 29 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #401 - CLAW AND HOARDER: SPECIAL RICKTIM’S MORTY
The crew behind CLAW AND HOARDER: SPECIAL RICKTIM’S MORTY walks you through the making of this episode.
November 25th, 2019Episode 28 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #403 - ONE CREW OVER THE CREWCOO’S MORTY
A masterclass in cartoon making from the crew behind ONE CREW OVER THE CREWCOO'S MORTY.
November 18th, 2019Episode 27 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #402 - THE OLD MAN AND THE SEAT
Go deep on THE OLD MAN AND THE SEAT with the director, writer, and artists who are here to tell you everything you want to know about it
November 11th, 2019Episode 26 - Rick and Morty Companion Podcast Live: EPISODE #404 - EDGE OF TOMORTY: RICK DIE RICKPEAT
School your friends with all the deep Rick and Morty knowledge you'll get from this EDGE OF TOMORTY: RICK DIE RICKPEAT companion podcast.
September 29th, 2019Episode 25 - Milana Vayntrub
Robot Chicken writer and voice actor, Milana Vayntrub, talks about navigating the writers room, insulting Bob Odenkirk for fun and telling Russian jokes without an audience.
September 28th, 2019Episode 24 - Hugh Davidson
Robot Chicken writer Hugh Davidson explains how he writes for Robot Chicken despite not knowing anything about pop culture and what happened when he rang Mike Tyson’s doorbell at 5am.
September 27th, 2019Episode 23 - Tom Sheppard
Robot Chicken Director and writer Tom Sheppard talks about crying at work, hanging out with Harrison Ford, and directing Robot Chicken as if it were a drama.
September 26th, 2019Episode 22 - Ellory Smith
Ellory Smith, one of Robot Chicken’s youngest writers, explains the merits of SunnyD’s twitter account, why she drinks coffee and tea at the same time, and how a tweet once got her fired.
September 25th, 2019Episode 21 - Tom Root
Robot Chicken co-head writer and executive producer, Tom Root, questions the cultural value of obscure references, the morality of Bitch Pudding, and the point of his extensive toy collection.
September 24th, 2019Episode 20 - Doug Goldstein and Mike Fasolo
Longtime writers Doug Goldstein and Mike Fasolo discuss how the Robot Chicken writers room voting process works and which topics are forbidden.
September 23rd, 2019Episode 19 - Breckin Meyer
Breckin Meyer is a writer and voice actor for Robot Chicken and he’s been trying to get his Ben 10 sketch on the air for many years.
September 22nd, 2019Episode 18 - Seth Green
On the eve of Robot Chicken's 200th episode, Seth Green walks us through the history of the show, the evolution of comedy and returning Mike Lazzo's shirt.
September 21st, 2019Episode 17 - Matt Senreich
Matt Senreich, co-creator of Robot Chicken, talks about getting beat up in middle school, visiting Skywalker Ranch, and watching Burt Reynolds slap Dom DeLuise around in the recording booth.
September 12th, 2019Episode 16 - Wham City
Comedy collective Wham City recounts their sweat-soaked journey from living together in a warehouse to making late night infomercials “Live Forever As You Are Now” and “Unedited Footage of a Bear.”
September 9th, 2019Episode 15 - Adam Reed, co-creator of Sealab 2021, Frisky Dingo, and Archer.
Sealab 2021 co-creator Adam Reed talks about fighting with Carrot Top’s manager, stealing a cartoon from Cartoon Network, and realizing that he’s written the equivalent of 15-17 movies.
August 28, 2019Episode 14 - Chris Prynoski
Animation guru and Titmouse Founder Chris Prynoski offers very specific advice for aspiring animators and considers the question “Is Art School worth it?”
August 22, 2019Episode 13 - Brendon Small
In an expansive conversation, the co-creator of both Home Movies and the "fantastic nightmare" Metalocalypse discusses the importance of hiring artistic lunatics with better ideas than his own, accuracy in guitar playing, and getting Metallica's blessing. Is there a next chapter for Metalocalypse?
August 15, 2019Episode 12 - Tommy Blacha - Co-creator of Metalocalypse
Co-creator of Metalocalypse and prolific comedy writer Tommy Blacha talks about writing for Conan, selling weed to cops, making Vince McMahon laugh, and how they named the Metalocalypse band members.
August 7, 2019Episode 11 - Dana Snyder
Dana Snyder, voice of Master Shake and more, says funny things with his funny voice.
July 11th, 2019Episode 10 - Jeff Grant
Adult Swim research expert Jeff Grant offers a deep dive into focus groups, Nielsen ratings, crossword puzzles, and bothering celebrities for selfies.
July 3rd, 2019Episode 9 - Christy Karacas
The creator of Superjail! and Ballmastrz: 9009 explains why he sleeps at the studio and offers up some interesting ways to die.
June 27th, 2019Episode 8 - Jason DeMarco
Co-creator of Toonami, SVP and Creative Director of On-Air Jason DeMarco wants to turn you on to some cool stuff.
June 19th, 2019Episode 7 - Mark McCray
Author, programming exec and in-house classic cartoon expert Mark McCray talks about Josie and the Pussycats, Fat Albert, Sid and Marty Krofft, and his top five classic cartoons of all time.
June 13th, 2019Episode 6 - Ollie Green
VP of Animation Production Ollie Green talks about arguing with squirrels and also what it’s like to produce Rick and Morty, Xavier Renegade Angel, Moral Orel, and more.
June 6th, 2019Episode 5 - George Lowe
George Lowe, voice of Space Ghost, talks about Michael Stipe, his friendship with Clay Croker, his love of folk art, and his experience as an amateur surgeon.
May 30, 2019Episode 4 - Kim Manning
Adult Swim VP of Programming Kim Manning name drops her favorite show creators and talks about smoking cigarettes at work.
May 23, 2019Episode 3 - TIm Heidecker
Tim Heidecker recounts the origins of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, explains the genesis of Dr. Steve Brule, discusses the expansive world of On Cinema, and says some other things.
May 16, 2019Episode 2 - Michael Cahill and Dave Hughes
Adult Swim editors Michael Cahill and Dave Hughes talk about their work on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Off The Air, Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch, and the current state of blimps.
April 22, 2019Episode 1 - Dave Willis and Casper Kelly
On this week’s inaugural episode, Dave Willis and Casper Kelly talk about writing for porn, struggling to make the first Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the new season of Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell which premieres Friday, May 3rd. Your comments and requests are always welcomed. Thanks for listening.