Our guest on this podcast is John Sebastian, the writer of "Summer in the City" "Do you Believe in Magic" and "Daydream". Harry and he sing "The Cat Came Back". Also the song Steve wrote "Picture of Health" that played on Jim Henson's "Bear in the Big Blue House" is featured.
But the big news is, Steve has a confession to make. He's the funniest man on the planet because he was born on Flypton and has a super powered sense of humor. So why isn't he funnier? Listen and find out.
The wonderful Tom Chapin is in the studio and with the help of Harry they sing Tom's "Whale Song".
And...Harry has to use the bathroom. While he's gone Steve imitates Harry's voice with such success that when Harry returns Steve decides he doesn't need him anymore.
Steve also sings his original tune "I wanna Iguana".
Tom Paxton is our guest. The writer of hits such as "The Marvelous Toy", "Last Thing On My Mind" and "Ramblin' Boy". He and Harry talk about Harry's bad attitude and then Tom sings his song (with help from Harry)"My dog's bigger than your dog"
Also, Steve and Harry open up their Poetry Workshop. It's like the car guys Click and Clack but for poems. You know, Clicky and Slicky.
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The great Peter Schickele (P.D.Q Bach) is our guest! He shares a story about meeting Spike Jones and plays a song he wrote called "Uncle Pooty's Sugar Off".
Also Harry is now working for a company that sells protective gear and wants Steve to buy some. If he doesn't, who knows what accidents might occur. You guess what happens.
Well, It's finally happened. The Ventriloquist police come in to make sure that Steve isn't moving his lips when Harry talks. They take him away when Steve fails the test miserably and Harry has to take over the show. Hilarity ensues.
Also on the show Steve sings his original song "The Biggest Sandwich in the world" and "Boogie Woogie Riddle" with John Sebastian and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
Steve is trying to teach Harry compassion by sharing. In this case, his candy bar. But everytime, Harry gives Steve half...he still has another half that he needs to share with Steve. The piece gets smaller and smaller. But the ending proves that what goes around, comes around. It's funnier than it sounds.
Also on the show: Michael Cooney is a guest and Steve sings a song he wrote for Jim Henson's "Bear in the Big Blue House" called "If I had a nickel."
Harry won a doorprize at a palentology festival. A dinosaur! Only he has to put it together himself. Hilarity ensues when a professor comes by to check his work. Also two songs that Steve wrote from his CD "Dinosaurs!" are featured..."The Museum of Natural History" and "Bones, Bones, Bones".
In order to make life easier Harry brings in a comedy wheel. Each turn of the wheel dictates which way the comedy sketch is going to go. One turn reveals who the secondary characters will be (a baby, a delivery man, an Indian yoga etc.) The second spin tells them what the main problem will be and the third spin, how it all works out. It makes writing comedy sooooo easy.
Steve also plays a cut from one of his CD's "My Crazy Aunt Daisy" as well as "Spaghetti Slurpin'"