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SN5:EP12 “Sizzling with Sharad”


@Insanebrownposse (BK Sharad) joins Andy in the search for fatherly comedy affirmation, talks being brown in Colorado, and cooks bacon the entire time he’s on the phone. Read More

SN5:EP11 “Witch Target”

Ritualcraft (Target for Denver Witches) and Botanica Yemaya with massage therapist, hand witch, and healing artist, Abby Jane Palmer @abbyjanepalmer Read More

SN5:EP10 “The Edge of Denver”


What begins as a failed trip to REI for a hat, becomes Steve Vanderploeg @slumdogchillionaire giving @bambifransworth a surprise visit to the now-defunct “Dog the Bounty Hunter” retail store. Read More

SN5:EP9 “But You White”

First, a fiercely compassionate and steely listener letter from Kisha Baskin–Andy’s Junior High School friend who, maybe on accident, changed the direction of his life by telling him he was funny. And meant it.  Read More

SN5:EP8 “What We Hear”


We went quiet last Wednesday out of respect for Black Lives Matter. Before we get back on schedule next week, I’ve put together a couple timely, stripped down episodes for today and Sunday in honor of George Floyd and BLM. Read More

SN5:EP7 “A Brother Runs Through It”


The inimitable Eeland Stribling @blacksteveirwin–one of the most relaxed, but killer comics I’ve seen in a while. He’s also a Wildlife Biologist and a major part of the @brownfolksfishing initiative. Read More

SN5:EP6 “Too Many Wizards”


@haleydrizcoll is our traveling companion today. The joyous peril begins with a traditional pre-show de-crystalling ceremony in front of Andy’s place. Read More

SN5:EP5 “Toe Job”

The nail salons are all emery-boarded up for a while. So treat your indoor self this audio indulgence from late 2019, wherein the incomparable @camiknelson serves as @wanderingaisles first poet/mom/nail-salon guide.

SN5:EP4 “Kronberg’s List”

Our show begins with some loud banjo music, me picking @benkronberg up, and a brief deliberation about how we’re gonna do this with masks on. Read More

SN5:EP3 “Doest Thou Even Hoist, Comrade?”

Months before the world changed, Chad Niel @PlantBasedChad offered me a Tofurkey wrap off a hummus-smeared plate and chided my reluctance to eat after him. Hauntingly, this twenty-sixth @wanderingaisles opens with a foreboding joke about germs and preparing for “the Big One.”

SN5:EP2 “Panic Buys”


Me and a very funny guy named Denzer, one week into the new world, navigating ransacked aisles in search of last meals. We drive out to a Whole Foods, and King Soopers in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado.

SN5:EP1 “Six Foot Feelings

Season five’s inaugural episode is just me and you (a reasonable distance from each other) at an Aldi in Omaha, a Safeway in Denver, and notes from one of the most purgatorial weekends in the history of standup.

SN4:EP7 “Burnt On Wonder”

The erudite Brian Earl: comedian, improv genius, and savant, guides Andy through the Willy Wonkian aisles of Standard Restaurant Supply in Salt Lake City. (Where all the restaurants get their stuff.) The perils of first dates for comedians, drinking out of shoes, Dad jokes as population control.

SN4:EP6 “Sex Toilets”


Casing City Creek Center with Connie Daly, a retired Rhode Island school administrator, relationship sage, and spinner of some wild stories from the trenches of American education about sex toilets and sheep mutilation.

S4:EP5 “Mormon Zoo”


In which @meggietroili, artist, musician, organizer of happenings, takes Andy to Salt Lake’s Hogle Zoo. The two experience western caged wildlife dosed with underage drinking PSAs.Become a Patron!

SN4:EP4 “Tool and Die”


John Florence, host of KRCL’s “A Brand New Day” (weekdays 6-10am on KRCL 90.9FM), walks Andy through Sutherland’s, John’s favorite local hardware store. Andy picks up an Oklahoma accent, reveals the healing power of the “shath,” and the two explore the merits of the latest digital mousetrap.

SN4:EP3 “Boat Act”

Tim Duffy, comedian, writer guy for Comedy Central, takes Andy along on his daily commute from Staten Island into the city. Read More

SN4:EP2 “Sweat Lodge”


Adrian Lambrinos invited me to a sweat lodge ceremony in April and it was such a powerful experience it shut me up for about 9 months. This is my attempt to take you through it with me. Glad to be back.

SN4:EP1 “Clip Show”


Preview of Andy’s new standup album. Roundup of where WtA has been the last few months and where it’s wandering next. Read More

SN3:EP2 “Slightly Dating”


A trip to Wal-Mart, a recent MS diagnosis, sobriety, dating in recovery, and a reconciliation with Lauryn Bunker. We spend a lot of time talking in my car, yelling and trading stories. Read More

SN3:EP1 “Famous Last Worlds”


Andy sets the stage for the first season of Wandering the Aisles. A trip to the Mormon Goodwill, known in Utah as “Deseret Industries,” with photographer Natalie Simpson. Read More

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SN2:EP5 “Ear Hustling”


A harrowing camp story and comedian and actor Sharron Paul @Sharronica. You might recognize her once we start talking. She’s the voice of the mom, Francine, on the kids cartoon Fanny Fun Facts on Amazon, and she’s also in a webseries called “GhostedBusters.” Read More

SN2:EP4 “Emotional Graffiti”



@TimRacine
and I on: cats that try to separate us from our lovers; frozen gummy bears; and lying about Pantera. Also, former NPR reporter Athena Desai ties a bow on a 14-year-old audio clip mystery I’ve been trying to get my head around since I left WBUR in 2002.

SN2:EP3 “On Being in Jeff”s Apartment When He’s Not There”

A tiny documentary on what it’s like to be in a friend’s apartment when they’re not there. Followed by me and Jeff talking about: people who don’t wring out the kitchen sponge; Read More

SN2:EP2 “Walking to an Audition”

For better or worse, this episode is likely one of the first podcasts ever to provide an audio chronicle of the day before a colonoscopy. Read More

SN2:EP1 “Trap, Neuter, Return”

Margaret Dodge is my traveling companion this week. Recorded in two parts: October 25th, 2015, on a visually and aurally beautiful day in Central Park; Read More

SN1:EP9 “The Barber of Sunset Park”

This week I visit Eric Aleman, owner of the storied King of Kings Barber Shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I’ve been going to him for a couple years and it’s always an odyssey which begins on my scalp and ends in my heart. Read More

SN1:EP8 “The Sacred Struggle of Bedtime”

It’s one thing to be invited into the home of a comic, but to see them in the thick of motherhood is, to me, like the spotted owl of documentary conversation. Read More

SN1:EP7 “1-800-BAD-TOUCH”


It’s impossible to tell the story of how I know comedian and psychologist Marc Gerber without getting into a host of sordid and vulnerable-making trauma from my past. He offered some perspective back in June that changed my life and comedy. Read More

SN1:EP6 “Ali, Meet Chango”

Ali Pearl, author of the recent New York Times Modern Love article ‘On Tinder, Off Sex,’ and I discuss: the intimacy of listening to Enya together; Read More

SN1:EP5 “There and Back Again”

Over a year in the making, this epic episode spans several conversations with NYC comedian Aalap Patel. From Alpha Donuts in Queens, along Avenue A in the village, 3 of Andy’s apartments, a rooftop in Brooklyn, and into the dark heart of one of New York’s most beloved funny men. Read More

SN1:EP4 “Stops Fighting Food”

How ducks have sex; ways to call in sick to work; and “food brain”–just a few of the topics covered during this fantastic conversation with LA comedian Barbara Gray. We walked through Prospect Park in Brooklyn on a crisp afternoon and watched fall ripen around us. Read More

SN1:EP3 “Present French”

I hope that this conversation with one of the best and brightest French people I know makes up for my lack of insightful commentary on the situation in France. Read More

SN1:EP2 “Child Power”

Livia Scott is not only a freakishly funny and compassionate person, who I was stoked to get to spend an afternoon in Prospect Park with, she also offers a compelling theory about my childhood that helped me find my inner 2nd-grader’s Walter White. Read More

SN1:EP1 “Living out Loud”

The inaugural episode of this podcast. (Originally “What’s Your Yarn Worth? w/ Andy Farnsworth.”) An honest, unvarnished conversation with James Greco: painter, inner monologue coach, and person I respect and love a whole lot. Read More

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