Tilting at Windmills/Dreaming of Defenestration


Michael Knackstedt sat on the park bench of truth; Dylan Reiff, Janet Scanlon, David Calkins, and Amanda Bishop wrote and performed the show at the same time, which is to say, they did improv. Eric Klein did the edit.

Michael Chastain of the band “All I Feel is Yes” played drums.

Tracks from the album “Dreamland” by TRG Banks

Jason Shaw’s song “Marathon Man”

Josh Woodward’s song “I Will Not Let You Let Me Down” the instrumental version

Some sounds by Felix Blume

Recorded at the Kickstand Comedy Space.

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“Saving Mrs. Brisby”

Joseph Fraley submitted himself to be experimented on for science and it ended up changing the way he looked at the whole rest of his life.

Each week on Derailer, true stories and events from people’s lives give us the jumping off point to create improvised radio theater. For this episode, in addition to Joseph’s story we have three improvisors sitting at the table: Dylan Reiff, David Calkins and Michael Zimmer. They will be listening closely to Joseph and then creating improvised comedy scenes.

Derailer is performed live every Monday at the Kickstand Comedy Space in Portland Oregon. If you would like to come see us make it up, or if you have a true story that you would like to share, check in with The Kickstand Comedy Space on Facebook.

Saving Mrs, Brisby was written and performed at the same time by Michael Zimmer, David Calkins and Dylan Reif. Edited and produced by Eric Klein. Our guest was Joseph Fraley. The music was composed by Scott Holmes.

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