Drinks with Tony

New episodes every Wednesday with authors and storytellers.

Ep. #13 – Jim Ruland and Marky Ramone

Hosted by Tony DuShane, and I’ve ran this shindig since 2001 (switched to 1st person)….it all started when I taped my lunch meeting with Chuck Palahniuk for the Cherry Bleeds Literary Webstream, because “podcast” wasn’t a word yet (take that Bill Burr*), then…. changed it to Drinks with Tony because I tape in bars and cafes. After hundreds of shows and interviews scattered across different radio stations, old servers, I’m adding archived interviews as second segments to the new episodes.

If you actually wanna hear more of my life story, shit, there’s a film Eric Stoltz directed, that I wrote, based on my novel called Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. As the author and screenwriter I highly endorse this product based on my life growing up a Jehovah’s Witness.

Buy the book: Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk by Tony DuShane (Soft Skull Press)

See the film: Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
(Directed by Eric Stoltz, written by Tony DuShane)

*Bill Burr’s podcast is amazing, but stop talking like you invented the damn medium.


Tony DuShane is the author and award winning screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. The book was published by Soft Skull Press and the film was released in 2018 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. He teaches writing at UCLA Extension and his journalism has appeared in Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.

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