Rick is the bartender here at Awesome Talk! as well as being host/coproducer of the show. In his time outside the alcohol-slinging quarters of the bar, he’s probably building puppets (not in creepy way), working on his stop-motion projects, or trying to break down the miseries of every day existence on the other show he cohosts, Ice and The Face.
Co-producer/co-host of several Home Bar Production shows, Sarah is essentially just a physics-loving angry ball of hate. When she isn’t philosophizing on all the ways the world is clearly coming to an end, or talking about Star Wars, she is usually in charge of all design work/graphics coming out of the studio, making paper mache monsters, painting, or playing video games.
Besides Rick and Sarah, Ryan is the only original member of Awesome Talk! that is still part of the regular lineup of the show. When he’s not clinking giant beer mugs with the rest of the crew, he might just be somewhere in the world doing beachy, surfery-type things.
The magnanimous presence of mister Tony Tedesco has graced the bar for several seasons, now. Tony is also a frequent guest on Ice and The Face, and when he’s not tearing his clothes off at the bar, you might want to go catch his band Tony Tedesco and Full Fathom Five, some time. You won’t regret it.
Jared rode in on one of the latest waves of new Awesome Talk! members, and he brings with him a glorious beard, the likes of which you have never seen before.
The calm, grounding force of Awesome Talk! lives within the skull of the illuminating Dan Ridenour. Besides expanding his headspace at the bar with us, you can catch his band Chemtrail, live. And. you. should.
Matt is our in-house non-fundamentalist Juggalo. He is also our ninth IT guy, and usually you can spot him behind the scenes, dealing with audio levels, camera angles, and chat discussions. At least, he will be doing this until the curse of our camera guys comes crashing down on him and he explodes like a Spinal Tap drummer.