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The First Ever Podcast

Eric Appel: “Keep The Ship Running”

  • E34
  • 1:12:08
  • March 10th 2021

Jeremy talks to TV Director and Writer Eric Appel (The Office, Silicon Valley, Brooklyn 99, The Andy Milonakis Show, Son of Zorn, and more)

During this podcast the two discuss Los Angeles commutes, Burbank, growing up in Endicott NY, Monty Python, Moron Movies, MTV’s The State, going to school for animation, attending and participating in improv shows, his time at the UCB theatre, living with Andy Milonakis and getting hired to write on his show, Human Giant, the writers strike in 2007, transitioning to directing at Funny or Die, getting hired to direct an episode of The Office and what that experience was like, the intricacies of directing Son of Zorn, his first feature Die Hart with Kevin Hart, and Eric makes Jeremy misty eyed with a Pee Wee Herman story.

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The First Ever Podcast

Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré and founder of the record label Secret Voice, for his latest project, The First Ever Podcast. This is an honest look at the humble beginnings of all kinds of different artists - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers. 

Through conversation, Jeremy explores how their first experiences with their art form lead them to where they are today. In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to be reminded that not everything happens fast and easy. To succeed as an artist, it often takes a lot of steps and wrong turns along the path. And uncovering the nuances of those creative journeys is what this show is all about.

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Jeremy Bolm

    Jeremy Bolm is the vocalist for the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré.

    The band recently released their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Lament.

    Jeremy is also the singer of Hesitation Wounds, a group that finds him collaborating with guitarist Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File), bassist Stephen LaCour (Trap Them, True Cross), and drummer Tommy Cantwell (Gouge Away, Axis).

    In addition to that, Jeremy is also behind Secret Voice, an indie label that has issued poetry collections and records by such bands as Drug Church, Gouge Away, and Saetia.