Ep. #52: Like the Time I Sang Kinky Friedman Songs at Camp All Day (w/Josh Brener)

You may know Josh Brener from his hilarious roles on shows like Silicon Valley and Maron, but before all that he was a camper at Echo Hill Ranch Camp in Medina, Texas, famous for being owned by the family of songwriter/comedian/occasional politician Kinky Friedman. Josh shares his stories of his summers at Echo Hill, including … Continue reading Ep. #52: Like the Time I Sang Kinky Friedman Songs at Camp All Day (w/Josh Brener)

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Ep. #48: Camp Movie Night – Indian Summer Edition

It's time for another edition of Camp Movie Night, featuring the 1993 classic (?) Indian Summer, starring Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane, and the girl from Tommy Boy! Co-host of the podcast K, Have You Seen Kari O'Hara and our shadow producer Jare Akchin join to break down this stroll down camp memory … Continue reading Ep. #48: Camp Movie Night – Indian Summer Edition

Ep. #47: Like the Time I Didn’t Shower For a Whole Summer And Still Had a Girlfriend

    At Campfires and Color Wars, we love supporting artistic endeavors that feature the world of summer camp. So it's no surprise that when we heard about "Boys vs. Girls", the summer-camp movie filmmaker Mike Stasko is making, we knew we had to talk to him about it. Stasko's experiences growing up at Camp … Continue reading Ep. #47: Like the Time I Didn’t Shower For a Whole Summer And Still Had a Girlfriend

Ep. #33: Camp Movie Night – Camp Nowhere Edition

Movie night is a staple of the summer camp experience. But how well do movies (and other forms of entertainment) portray the camp experience? Joined by our friends Benji Orlansky and Herschel Bleefeld, we watched the 1994 classic movie Camp Nowhere to find out what camp would be like if teenagers created a summer camp all to themselves … Continue reading Ep. #33: Camp Movie Night – Camp Nowhere Edition

Ep. 24: Like That Time I Made a Movie About Camp (w/Micah Barber & Tony Faia)

Austin-based filmmakers Micah Barber and Tony Faia didn’t go to camp together, but they did make a movie about a young boy who escapes from his lonely summer camp in the magical “Into the Who Knows”. In our conversation with them, we hear stories from Micah’s days at band camp (where he played the french … Continue reading Ep. 24: Like That Time I Made a Movie About Camp (w/Micah Barber & Tony Faia)

Episode #15: Summer Camp and Pop Culture with Matt Ralph

There are so many entertainers who got their start performing for their friends at summer camp, so it's no wonder that pop culture is chock full of references to camping. Matt Ralph, author of the excellent Summer Camp Culture blog, knows more about the intertwining of the two than perhaps anyone in the world, and … Continue reading Episode #15: Summer Camp and Pop Culture with Matt Ralph