Episode 167 - Nick Kizina Returns

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Always great to catch up with the Geeky Nerd Nick Kizina as he returns to podcast feeds, reformatted for deep dives into his guest’s favorite obsessions. Nick was one of my first guests three years ago and it’s great to catch up and get on mic again for our continued recorded friendship.

Posted on July 17, 2019 .

Episode 165 - Sarah Lou

Great to catch up with Sarah Lou after we’ve both been jet setting for the last few months. Her new venture, HotDogLou Productions, launched in June with their new Wednesday Open Mic at Froggy’s in Bloomfield. Sarah and I talk about her first year in Pittsburgh, adjusting from West Coast life, and the amount of people that assume she is a comic based on her building her community around the Pittsburgh comedy scene during visits to Yuck Fest in Indianapolis and the Burning Bridges festival the last two years.

Make sure you check out the new comedy room and work on your next 5 minutes this week.


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Posted on June 28, 2019 .

Episode 161 - Paige Polesnak

Apologies Beautiful Baumshells, Israel trip was incredible and full of great lessons, but definitely lead to our first lapse in releases in over 3 years.

I’ve been hard at work having some great conversations to get us back to even this month and make sure your ears have their full Titlebaum episodes all 5K+ of you are craving.

Enjoy #161 with my good friend Paige Polesnak where we talk about her recent move into production with Studio 101 and developing out the longer set for some upcoming tours with local sweetheart, Tim Ross.


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Posted on June 25, 2019 .

Episode 160 - Jake Berlin

Fun conversation with President-Elect Jake Berlin on his experiences in comedy, EDM music and his recent election as President of the Student Government at Point Park University. It’s been great to know Jake these last four years and I’m thankful we had the chance to catch up.

To the beautiful baumshells, please have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!


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Posted on May 26, 2019 .

Episode 159 - Dr. Peter Titlebaum

For the first full episode of year four of our podcast, I opted to bring on a guest that has known me longer than any other. Sitting down with my father ahead of his upcoming bike ride from Ohio to Alabama from June 1-7 we discuss the focus on legacy, philanthropy and his UD experience. As a lifelong athlete and coach, I’ve been truly lucky to both be raised by and study under my father. If you have the means to donate or what more information about the ride, please visit the Web sites below. Keep Playing the Game!




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Posted on May 15, 2019 .

Episode 158 - LOST & Found Chemistry Test

EPISODE FEATURES HEAVY SPOILERS for Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame - Probably some other TV Shows too….You’ve Been Warned-

I’ve always had a deep love for TV and movies and much of that origin comes from the TV show LOST. I’ve tossed around the idea to some of my longtime friends for a potential podcast next year when the 10 year anniversary of the end of the show occurs. While we dip into LOST a bit, the bulk of this 30 minute adventures discusses the current TV giant Game of Thrones and the current state of the Marvel Universe after Avengers: Endgame.

Would love to hear what you think of your interest in more Garrett in your ears next year ouside of the standard interview format. Message me @droppingbaums on IG or Twitter and let me know.


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Posted on May 7, 2019 .

Episode 157 - Kayleigh Dumas

Great to chat with friend and stand-up comedian Kayleigh Dumas on the week she launches Pittsburgh’s Cheesiest Open Mic at The Yard in Shadyside. We discuss her first few years in comedy, the move towards producing her own show, Connecticut life, and dating comedy while falling in love with Pittsburgh, PA. Check out her new weekly room on Thursday night at 7:30p and enjoy the podcast.


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Posted on May 2, 2019 .

Episode 156 - Trevor Austin


Great to get to know one of the newest comics to hit the scene in 2019, Trevor Austin. He’s been working a ton since I first met him at his favorite mic, Parkway Theater, early this year. With a boundary pushing attitude of playing with the line, he’s gotten a lot of early gigs, including today’s finals of the Improv’s King of the Spring Contest. We discuss the strategy of the first two rounds, his time in California, and the importance of gratitude. Enjoy the podcast and go see some local comedy this weekend.


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Posted on April 25, 2019 .

Episode 155 - Dan Getkin

Dan Getkin the local Pittsburgh musician is in the studio today. Dan Getkin fronts a rocking alternative-country band, Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six along with Bill Brandt, Alex Herd, Eddan Sparks, and Jake Troxell. Despite what you may have surmised, only five individuals make-up Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six, an alt-country outfit from the Steel City, named for a type of curveball that can buckle a man at the knees. The band careens from full-tilt rock anthems to delicate narrative-driven balladry and back around.


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Posted on April 16, 2019 .

Episode 154 - Case Specific Wellness' Jerimiah Rowe & Andrew Wade

We are venturing away from comedy to talk with our guests this week. We tackle the subject of diet and exercise with Andrew Wade & Jeremiah Rowe.

In late 2017 I started seeing Andrew Wade regularly to discuss some of the dietary choices and lack of exercise that had overtaken my life. He was a tremendous help and with a few life changes, positive results followed. Enjoy.


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Posted on April 9, 2019 .

Episode 153 - Phil Forrence Returns

Phil Forrence and I catch up during Burning Bridges Festival Weekend on his first year living and working in New York City. We discuss the benefits of a bucket mic keeping comics engaged, the importance of a morning routine, and how things are going in the Big Apple.

Great to see Phil working and growing in his new scene and pick his brain during last month’s festival weekend. Please enjoy, rate and review the show. Share it with your friends.


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Posted on April 2, 2019 .

Episode 152 - Zach Funk

I loved catching up with Zach Funk ahead of the taping of his album Brains Are Weird, which you can check out at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls on April 12 at 8:30pm. In addition to talking about prepping for the recording, we dig into two of our shared favorite spring traditions, baseball season and WrestleMania.

Zach is one of the most genuine and caring human beings I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside and I’m truly lucky to call him my friend. Enjoy our conversation and check out his hilarious stand up when he tapes his specials with podcast alums Krish Mohan and Helen Wildy.


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Posted on March 26, 2019 .

Episode 151 - Just Some Regulars Tour

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Podcast alum Kevin Budkey rolled through Western PA with a trio of Chicago based jokers from his own Stay Happy Family. They celebrated Kevin’s birthday with a handful of gigs including Club Cafe, the Avalon Hotel in Erie, and his home town’s Aliquippa American Serbian Club.

I was joined on the mic for a fun chat with Diego Alfonso, Kevin Budkey, Dario Durham & Eric Fretty. We recap their Just Some Regulars Tour, the recent month long Second City Show called Topic Thunder, the weekly showcase Rising Laughter, and shooting and creating Justice Mathers for The Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School.

Check out StayHappyFamily.com for more info on their crew.


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Posted on March 19, 2019 .

Episode 150 - Garrett Titlebaum Returns

After a successful weekend watching our beloved Dayton Flyers basketball team finish the regular season with a win against Duquesne, I had one of my closest friends and former Baltimore roommate, Sean McCormick, interview me for Episode 150.

On this milestone episode and 25% through my 30,s, I sat down as the guest on my own show for the second time ever (Episode 19, which took place on the final day of my 20s). Sean and I discuss my comedy and podcast career, influences and experiences since we first met at the University of Dayton over a decade ago.

As always, it’s nice to take a moment during these milestone weeks to thank everyone that’s been part of the show’s history as both guests and subscribers. I love the chance to do this show each week and I’m thankful to you for your ears and I’ll continue to strive to improve each week and share more great conversations with new and old friends every week.


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Posted on March 12, 2019 .

Episode 149 - Old Neon

Local Pittsburgh Band OLD NEON joins the show for some of the hard hitting questions on their process, formation and the most important video game of this generation.

Longtime fans will rembmer Nicle Pyeritz from Sean Atkins, David Dickinson, and Joey Bray we’re all incredibly nice new members of the podcast family. The debut EP - Reunion is available to stream on all major platforms.


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Posted on March 5, 2019 .

Episode 148 - Erin Kelly

A great catch up with Erin Kelly about her career shift towards therapy and yoga along with her involvement in helping craft a number of the And Beyond Improv Workshops. We discuss her involvement in the improv community and the importance of taking better care of ourselves. I learned a ton and hope that you enjoy this week.

Be sure to check out the Freedom Weekend or any of the local workshops that Erin and podcast alum, Andrea Weatherald (Ep. 87) are facilitating to assist in confrontation and dialogue both in work and personal relationship situations.

Below are links to some of the studies or talking points we discuss for anyone that’s curious -

Triune Brain Hand Model

Susan Pinker - The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life


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Posted on February 26, 2019 .