We’re taking time to introduce you to the teams behind the podcasts of Secret Weapon Productions. This month we are taking a look into the inner workings of 20 Minutes of Banter and it’s hosts, Dan Crary and Austin Logan.
Explain your podcast in three words.
Austin: Two. Idiots. Improv? Or, Comedy? No Thanks!
Dan: I would say, prolonging this friendship.
Austin: Friendship Life Support.
How did you come up with the idea of your podcast?
Austin: Well it’s the weirdest thing, I did a Faustian bargain in reverse. Where the devil got the bad end of the deal, I Daniel Webster-ed the Devil. And I was like I’ll give you fame, I’ll do a podcast. Nooooooo!
Dan: We had toyed with the idea of doing a podcast in 2011 or 2012 and we did one zero episode that no one will ever hear that was just a garbage fire, over hosted and under produced garbage. And it had the same title and we just never let it go and then in 2016 I said to everyone ‘we’re doing this, godammit, I’m buying the domain’ so now we have to because I’m a pusher.
Why did you feel one another was the right choice of co-host?
D: I still don’t feel that way…
A: Well I was on a cliff and there were a bunch of stampeding gazelle under me and I reached up and said, “Dan…Podcast?”
D: And I said, “Long live the host” and pushed you away.
A: And I died, it was very sad.
D: Austin’s been the right choice since we were thirteen years old.
“Austin: Well I was on a cliff and there were a bunch of stampeding gazelle under me and I reached up and said, “Dan…Podcast?”
Dan: And I said, “Long live the host” and pushed you away.”
Favorite podcast bit you’ve done together?
D: I really liked in the hundredth episode when my mom and Bev talked to each other, that was pretty fun. I liked that time we just came up with the different groups of things based on a complaint of Karens.
A: Okay, and you know my favorites because they all involve destroying you.
D: Cutting me off at the legs before I do something I told you I was going to do.
Favorite thing about co-hosting with one another?
D: Stares expectantly at Austin…
A: Oh no, my favorite this is….this cat. How about this cat.
D: I hate you, my favorite thing about co-hosting with Austin is if I get too bad at this he can usually save me.
A: And if I get too good at this…
Dan: I can drag you right back down.
Least favorite thing about co-hosting with one another?
D: The smell, it’s not that it’s bad more that it’s ever-present.
If you could choose another co-host for 20 Minutes of Banter who would it be?
[At the same time]
A: Anybody but Clark
If you created another podcast together what would it be about?
D: I would do a serious show about cartoons with you, or I would do a parody sex advice show and just give really bad sex advice.
A: Ooooh, let’s do that. Still involves people to send in stuff, and Adair can’t pretend to be many more people.
D: What else would be fun?
A: You could just explain New York to me.
D: That would be fun, just explain New York to you. Oh promise of a new bit in two episodes, I’m going to start a New York minute with Austin where I’m just going to explain something about the city to him that I’m sure he will fail to grasp.
For the unedited (meandering) version of their answers you can listen here.