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01/ 07/ 14

Ryebread Ep. 216 – Character Impressions and Puppet Talk!

The Bread is BACK, in what we’re hoping to make a monthly basis – Akeem is joined by puppetmaker Jamil Ammar who amazes us with his character impressions of Gollum, Duke Nukem, and Jar Jar Binks. Akeem whips out his Will Smith impression to answer questions, talks about the technical aspect of vocal impressions, and we take Skype calls from listeners – Blair and Jesse – they do some awesome stuff you can find around the internet, as well. MUCH MO’ in the actual SHOW!


08/ 08/ 13

Akeem’s Geek & Sundry Vlogs Debut!

I am so tickled pink, turquoise, and many shades of grey to be a part of the Geek & Sundry family, and present to you Bread Heads my first OFFICIAL video for the G&S Vlogs channel! Thank you to EVERYONE that’s supported me throughout this…now enough fo all this sentimental mumbo jumbo, let’s watch the video!

07/ 17/ 13

Geek & Sundry Vlogs 2nd Entry Video

Below is my (Akeem) 2nd entry to the Geek & Sundry Vlogs vlogger search! I made it to the Final round, and I know it’s because of you guys – please like and share the video. I want to make sure to get the word out, and hopefully receive positive results :-)

07/ 13/ 13

Geek & Sundry Vlogger Search Hangout Extravaganza !

Akeem’s journey to be a vlogger for the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel continues TODAY, with a Google Hangout with a few of the other vloggers! From the Geek and Sundry website:

Hey guys! We’re doing a whole weekend of Google Hangouts with the Geek & Sundry vlogger finalists! Below is the schedule along with links to each vlogger’s video. You can vote for them once a day until Friday, July 19th! Head to the Geek & Sundry Vlogs YouTube channel to catch the hangouts!

Saturday July 13th – 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST (4:30pm CDT)

Kiri Callaghan –
Mia and Omar –
Paul Burrow –
Akeem Lawanson –
Dan Gheesling –

Please come out and show some support, guys! And thanks to everyone who continues to vote for me. Check out the live hangout HERE!

07/ 03/ 13

RYEBREAD Ep.215 – Glass Decals and Safety First!

Tawny Newsome is on the Bread! She’s a Mainstage performer at Second City, we talk about her mention on Rolling, we talk about her improv set at Second City with Tom Hanks and the Hanks Family (not the band, the actual family), we explore ALF and his possible racist blurt during b-roll footage of a filming of the show, cautionary tales of being safe as a child, Della Reese and her ‘run-in’ with a glass window (video of a PSA she filmed), and a bunch of a whole MUCH MO’! Check out her new album, she can sing!


06/ 28/ 13

Geek & Sundry Vlogs Competition (Update)

As some of you may know, I (Akeem) have entered into the Geek & Sundry Vlogs search competition. And I wanted to thank every single person following us on twitter, who have liked our page on facebook, and who have signed up to receive updates on our mailing list – you all have come together to vote for me in this opportunity that means so much to me, and I really appreciate everything!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a project that’s been unrelated to this podcast, and I have to admit that it’s kind of refreshing. To work in a new format, editing videos, and being the sole content creator where my ideas are unhindered. As much as I enjoy doing Rye Bread, these past few weeks (maybe even a month or so) staying committed to putting out video content has re-energized me creatively.

The Bread is and always has been liberating and fun, but it’s a collaborative endeavor that doesn’t exist without the creative community you, yes YOU, have built and donated to the betterment of the show.

Whatever happens in this competition, I know it’s all because of the strong base I’ve built over the past 4 years doing this show. The Bread ain’t going nowhere, so don’t worry! But no matter the outcome of the Geek & Sundry Vlogs competition, I’ll continue to put out exceptional video content on my personal Youtube channel.

You can get on the groundroom floor now and subscribe to my channel – – I’ll thank you for it..speaking of which, there is a Thank You video in the above image where I sing..yes, I sing.

So I thank you beautiful people, and here’s to being the next vlogger on Geek & Sundry Vlogs :-D

06/ 21/ 13

RYEBREAD Ep.214 – Chicago Reader’s Best Of 2013

Dan Luke joins us on the Bread, once again! We talk about Dan’s special day of birth and his preceding birthday partying shenanigans, update to the ‘Irish Story’ we discussed in episode 213 (This is the ‘Irish Story pt. deux), we attempt a phone call to one of the Irish lads, we talk about the Chicago Reader win (for a second year, yay!), and a whole Hell of a LOT MUCH MO’! and check out Luke’s band here!


06/ 17/ 13

RYEBREAD EP. 213 – Scumbags and Irish Lads

Collin Bullock is inside of our Bread studios! We talk about Irish culture, invading ‘Irish Only’ parties, Irish traditions (with two Irish guys in the studio, this becomes the Irish-cast), Colin regales us with stories of drunken bar fights, we talk about his new webseries noir project called Clunker (kickstarting donations right now!), we talk about Ze Frank’s Human Test, and so MANY MUCH MO MO’!


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