Best of 2013 – Most memorable interviews and feature stories

2013 may officially be behind us (even if we continue to accidentally write it on our checks), but before we charge headstrong into the new year, we here at HoboTrashcan are taking a moment to reflect on some of the amazing moments we had last year.

Today we bring you a collection of celebrity interviews and feature stories from 2013 …

Celebrity Interviews

Hobo Radio 257 – Grey DeLisle
From Daphne Blake in Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc. to Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender to Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City, Grey DeLisle has carved out an impressive and eclectic career making animated characters come to life. In this hour-long chat, we talk to DeLisle about her humble beginnings as a singing telegram and a lackluster stand up comedian to her rise to one of the top names in voice acting.

One on One with Joelle Carter
Ava and Boyd’s relationship on FX’s Justified has become a very sweet, yet very twisted love story. Playing the wonderfully complex Ava Crowder is Joelle Carter, a talented model-turned-actor who uses her own experiences growing up in Georgia to relate to Ava’s life in Harlan County, Kentucky. With the season finale of Justified airing tonight on FX, Carter took a few moments to talk to us about the joys of gardening, the sweetness of being proposed to over a box of cash and the chances Boyd and Ava live happily ever after in Clover Hill.

One on One with Lucky Yates
Dr. Algernop Krieger, the one-man R&D department for ISIS on the FX show Archer, is by far the most lovable mad scientist Hitler clone on television. Actor, improviser and puppeteer Matt “Lucky” Yates voices Krieger on the show. And while he doesn’t share his on-screen counterpart’s interests in resurrecting the dead, selling arms to the highest bidder or bickering with his hologram bride, Yates has led a colorful life in his own right. In addition to his work on Archer, Yates recently opened up to us about his work as an additional puppeteer on Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, the time he almost named himself Sheriff Yates and the year and a half he was married to a local on a Cherokee Indian reservation.

One on One with Billy West, Pt. II
To say Billy West has had an eclectic career would be an understatement. From playing in rock bands to being a noted radio personality to doing voice work for Space Jam, Ren and Stimpy and Futurama, West has made a living off of his impressive pipes. We recently talked to him about his career and his personal struggles. This is part two of that interview, in which he opens up about his struggles with depression, drugs and alcohol and how it feels to come out happy and sober on the other side. [You can read part one of our interview with Billy West here.]

Feature Stories

Hanging Around … Baltimore Comic-Con 2013
The 14th annual Baltimore Comic-Con was held this past September at the Baltimore Convention Center. Joel Murphy was on-hand to cover all of the action. He talked to Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a variety of independent artists about what makes the Baltimore Comic-Con different from other comic book conventions. He also captured photos of a variety of costumed attendees and of Kevin Smith and the cast of Comic Book Men as they filmed a segment for an upcoming episode of the show.

Hanging Around … Archer Live!
For the final stop of their four-city tour, the cast of FX’s Archer made their way to Irving Plaza in New York City. The live show featured readings of episodes from the cast members, plenty of teasers from the upcoming fourth season (including hints at their plans for Bob’s Burgers and Sealab 2021 crossovers) and lots of fan interaction. Today, we bring you a complete breakdown of and photos from (including Chris Parnell firing a t-shirt cannon and Aisha Tyler pushing a “bomb” off the stage) the live show.

Hanging Around … Alison Brie’s Girls and Jones Street Station
In April of 2012 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, star of Community and Mad Men Alison Brie took the stage for the debut performance of her trio – The Girls. The group, which features friends and fellow actors Julianna Guill and Cyrina Fiallo, was accompanied by the night’s feature act, Jones Street Station. Over a year later, with several more live shows under their belt (and the first official recorded track featuring The Girls released this past Tuesday), The Girls returned to the place it all started to open for Jones Street Station once again. And we were there to capture all of the highlights.


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