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SuperEgo Interview: Inside the Mind of the Podcast

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As podcasts go, more often than not there are the kings of the ring, and everyone else is sitting on the sidelines. It’s sort of like the presidency: technically anyone can run for office, but historically old white dudes have passed the torch from one wrinkly hand to another. But every once in a while, there are wonderful examples of podcasts, and presidents, rising from the ground up to really do something spectacular. Barack Obama is one of these. The SuperEgo podcast is another.

Yeah, that’s right. An extended metaphor where I compare a comedy podcast to the historic 44th President. Deal with it. The point is, SuperEgo is really starting to gain some momentum as of late, and the guys decided to sit down for a quick chat with LAist about the nature of podcasting, the uniqueness of their show, and what it takes to pull big names into the studio.

As a preamble, consider this: SuperEgo is a completely improvised sketch comedy podcast, wherein each sketch is prefaced by ‘doctors’ as a primary example of a particular disorder. The SuperEgo guys (Matt, Jeff, Mark, and Jeremy) are free to take their ideas wherever they want, and on more than one occasion guys like Steve Agee, Joe Lo Truglio, or SNL’s Jason Sudeikis have decided to get involved with them. Recently, SuperEgo has started to branch out, doing more videos (Super Shorts) that range from fake newscasts about geology to Monty Python-inspired animation. Having begun and grown together from the local ComedySportz scene, these Long Beach guys know how to podcast, and to take your mind to a place it never expected to be. It is improvised. It is funny. It is a podcast. It is SuperEgo. Check out the interview after the jump...