Wasting ALL the Time (A.K.A. WAtT)

Wasting ALL the Time is a weekly improv comedy podcast hosted by David Paterson, Jonathan Hansen (Jes Deprez is filling in for him for now), and Cody Parcell. We started to podcast in 2013 to explore our interest in improv! Episodes come out every Thursday, and the format cycles weekly through "Blue," "Green," and “Red” episodes:

Blue Episodes

  • Cody’s Words of Wisdom is a monologue opener where Cody graces(?) us with some bizarre, impromptu, stream-of-consciousness "guidance." Sobriety is optional.

  • Fruitwards is an improv game where we select a random adjective and a noun and use the resulting phrase as inspiration for an improvised scene.

  • Twittershins Rapidballs is a segment where we take three current tweets that include questions and we offer our unsolicited advice in a quick pundit-style format. Why is it called this? Because it's using Twitter and we just like the word widdershins.

  • Fings Wut Got Sent Us is our segment where we address some of the listener feedback we’ve been getting! This includes listener suggested scenes, questions, and most anything else.

  • Improv Game of the Week We try playing another short-form improv game each week. Some past favorites include New Choice, Directorial Styles, Evil Stick of Gum, and Last Letter game.

  • The Plot Thickens is our ongoing narrative character-based segment where a trio of characters return week after week to talk about what has been going on in their lives.

Green Episodes

  • Science Time with Dave is a monologue opener where Dave educates you with what he thinks are scientific facts on a new subject each time.

  • Fruitwards is an improv game where we select a random adjective and a noun and use the resulting phrase as inspiration for an improvised scene.

  • Twittershins Rapidballs is a segment where we take three current tweets that include questions and we offer our unsolicited advice in a quick pundit-style format. Why is it called this? Because it's using Twitter and we just like the word widdershins.

  • What Day is This? Dave returns to the National Day Calendar to see what observances (official or... not?) fall on the day of the podcast's release. We read what the calendar has to say and improvise a scene inspired by that info.

  • Improv Game of the Week We try playing another short-form improv game each week. Some past favorites include New Choice, Directorial Styles, Evil Stick of Gum, and Last Letter game.

  • The Plot Thickens is our ongoing narrative character-based segment where a trio of characters return week after week to talk about what has been going on in their lives.

Red Episodes

  • The Jesologue is a monologue opener where Jes editorializes on whatever issue is on her mind at that moment in time.

  • Fruitwards is an improv game where we select a random adjective and a noun and use the resulting phrase as inspiration for an improvised scene.

  • What Have You Been Up To? is a segment where the hosts and guests talk about who we are and what we have been up to in real life.

  • What’s Weird in the World? Jes brings a current(ish) news story to the group and presents the facts. We take inspiration from the article and improvise a scene inspired by that info.

  • Improv Game of the Week We try playing another short-form improv game each week. Some past favorites include New Choice, Directorial Styles, Evil Stick of Gum, and Last Letter game.

  • The Plot Thickens is our ongoing narrative character-based segment where a trio of characters return week after week to talk about what has been going on in their lives.