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The Gilbert Years- Part 2: Winding Down and Looking Forward

Updated: Nov 17, 2019

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on my involvement and history with Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.



Gilbert showing off a custom podcast cookie sent in by Scott and Ivy's Chocolate Factory

If you’re reading this, you probably already read Part 1. I have to say a tremendous THANK YOU to the support, encouragement and general well wishes from so many parts of the world. I’m truly flattered.


Over the next couple of weeks, I will record and mix my last few episodes of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. By the time I'm done working on the show, I will have recorded and mixed approximately 250 full episodes and 244 MINI episodes. As I wrap up my work on this show, I'm also producing episodes of my new show: UnSung: The People you Don't Know you Know! (More on that in Part 3), as well as working to develop a few other podcasts on a variety of topics. While I'm excited about my next endeavors, moving on is bittersweet- but I understand the economics of it.



In session at Stitcher Studios/ Earwolf. Photo by Kevin Dougherty

My "swan song" episodes will finish out on Earwolf and continue on to Sirius XM. Some of my favorite episodes to witness and mix were our musical guests. That stays true right to the end of my run! Singer/actor Stephen Bishop was a joy to hear during the recording and a pleasure to mix. He was recorded at Earwolf's LA studios, while Gilbert and Frank were at Earwolf's NY studio. Of note is a bueaitful acoustic version of On and On. Of course the episode wouldn't be complete without a duet, so Gilbert joins him for an incredibly romantic version of All of my Life.



Kenny Loggins and Rick Cowling performing on the show

As the show transitions, you'll be hearing the Kenny Loggins episode as well. He showed up with guitarist and singer Rick Cowling to perform a number of songs during the interview. They were flawless, effortless, and I felt compelled to treat each moment as if it were an album track of it's own. Granted, it's a podcast studio and not a music studio- but I did my best. I really hope you'll enjoy it- particularly The House at Pooh Corner. Oh- and his duet with Gilbert on Footloose is a show stopper. You can find video clips from the session on my facebook wall (and perhaps I'll upload some here).



You'll still be listening to my handywork on a number of upcoming episodes: Stephen Bishop, Rob Paulson, Marsha Mason, Artie Lange, Norman Steinberg and Andrew Bergman, and (I believe) our traditional annual Mario Cantone Holiday Special! While some of them haven't been recorded as I type this- I already know they'll be amazing!


I will, of course, continue to enjoy the show as a fan- and hopefully get to participate in any recording capacity they need... or even just to say "hello". A long as Paul isn't there. Right??

In part 3 of this series, I’ll look back on more Amazing Colossal moments and talk a bit more about my new show. If you’re inclined, please join my site for updates and additional material. And you can always talk to me here using the chat icon.

Thank you!

Frank Verderosa

Mixer, Sound Design, Composer

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