Archive for 2012

Special Edition of SNC FanChat with Ryan Ahlwardt!

Title: Special Edition - Ryan Ahlwardt
Episode Number: 32.5

This special edition of SNC FanChat features an interview with the very first interviewee of the SNC FanChat (and who many have called the heart of SNC), Ryan Ahlwardt. You won't want to miss this!

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What Happens On the SNC Cruise STAYS On the SNC Cruise ...Or Does It?

Title: Contest #4
Episode Number: N/A

Hey Chasers, we've got a very fun contest so listen up!

Did you attend the SNC Cruise this year and get your socks blown off? 

Send us an e-mail answering one of the 3 topics below to and the best answers will get an invitation to tell their story on the next SNC FanChat, Straight No Chaser's very first fan-run podcast!

Best answers win, so give it your all! Contest ends next Friday, November 2nd at noon PST, and we'll choose our winners afterwards and respond to your e-mail for your invitation to be on the show.

To help kick this off, one of our very own FanChat hosts, Dave White, and Chaser extraordinaire, Carla Rodriguez, went around the cruise ship looking for Chasers (which wasn't hard at all if you can imagine) to interview, so stay tuned right here to our blog page ( ) as we will be releasing a new interview every day or so. Maybe you'll get to see someone that you've only interacted with in the social media world, or, even better, maybe you'll even meet someone new!

Click here for our very first SNC FanChat Video Interview with Chaser Julie Futer!

Contest Questions:

1. Straight No Chaser is comprised of 10 very different musical talents who were able to showcase themselves differently on the cruise. So what was your favorite event on the SNC cruise and why?

2. Attendees of the SNC cruise received highly coveted information about Straight No Chaser's next upcoming studio album. Without giving away too much, give us an idea as to what we have to look forward to and if you can divulge, give us some examples.

3. Have a fun/funny/interesting occurrence while on Board the cruise? We want to hear about it! Give us your crazy, wacky, hilarious, or mysterious happenings here!

Remember, submit responses to and the contest ends Sunday, November 11th at 11:59pm PST.


Eligibility and Rules

  1. Contest is open to persons of any age.
  2. Only one (1) entry per person will be permitted. (Multiple entries will result in all entries being invalidated.)
  3. The winner will be chosen from all valid entries received. Upon selection, the winner will be contacted and asked to join us on our show.
  4. Your information will be used only in the event that you are the winner, for contact purposes.

      Cruisin' Into Fall (Interview with Seggie Isho)

      : Cruisin' Into Fall
      Episode Number: 32

      We couldn't wait until Friday to get this episode out to you all, so we're having a FanChat Tuesday this month! For this episode, we had an... interesting, fun, and insightful interview with Seggie Isho, SNC baritone and vocal percussionist. We also talked about some exciting news, SNC's upcoming album, and revelations about Chasers at Sea! We hope you enjoy this episode!

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      Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot! (Interview with Charlie Mechling)

      : Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!
      Episode Number: 31

      Happy FanChat Friday!  For this episode, we chatted with SNC bass Charlie Mechling in between touring and recording in the studio.  We also speculate about SNC's upcoming LP, talk about some fun goings-on in Chaserville, and beat the heat with the latest SNC news!  So sit back, grab an ice-cold beverage, and enjoy this latest episode!

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      Lights, Camera... Blake! (Interview with Blake Minor)

      : Lights, Camera...  Blake!
      Episode Number: 30

      Welcome to our second FanChat Friday!  It's our landmark 30th episode, and we're celebrating by bringing you a fantastic interview with the genius behind the lights, Blake Minor!  We also talk about the cruise, the latest issue of SNC Quarter Notes, and tickets!

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      It's Our First FanChat Friday! (Interview with Dave Roberts)

      Title: First FanChat Friday!
      Episode Number: 29

      Welcome to our very first FanChat Friday!  We are hoping that we'll be able to release our episodes on Friday afternoons every month!  In this fantastic episode, we had a chance to talk to The Drizzle himself, Dave Roberts, back at the end of April.  We hope you enjoy this episode and our interview with DR!

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      Going Out with a BANG! (Interview with Mike Itkoff)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 8
      Episode Number: 28

      There are a lot of laughs in this eighth and final episode in our Interview Series for 2012! This week, we sat down with the amazingly talented (and good-looking Jew in the front of the infamous diamond photo) Mike Itkoff! We hope you enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for our next fabulous interview, coming at you soon!

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      Turning Tables Again! (Interview with SNC FanChat Hosts, Pt. 2)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 7
      Episode Number: 27

      For this episode, we once again had the tables turned on us! For this second part of the FanChat hosts interview, a seasoned interviewer asked us more questions that Sara Dowling emailed to us several weeks ago. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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      My, How the Tables Have Turned... (Interview with the FanChat Hosts, Pt. 1)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 6
      Episode Number: 26

      Several weeks ago, the SNC FanChat hosts received an email from SNC FanChat Superfan Sara Dowling, with the idea that we do a behind-the-scenes episode, talking about the back story and inner workings of the podcast. Since we're in the midst of our Interview Series, we thought it might be fun to have the tables turned on us, so we invited Sara to interview us! We hope that you enjoy this episode (and that you aren't bored to death by listening to us)!

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      SNC Quarter Notes:
      Sara Dowling's "ABCs of SNC" blog series:

      Interview Series, Week 5 (Interview with Richard Korby)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 5
      Episode Number: 25

      While Straight No Chaser was still on their Fall 2011 tour, we had the opportunity to chat with SNC's tour manager, Richard Korby, who shared some great insights and behind-the-scenes information about life on the road (and beyond)! We hope that you enjoy this week's installment of our Interview Series; our interview with Richard is one you won't want to miss!

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      SNC's new Movie Medley:
      SNC's New Closer Medley:

      Interview Series, Week 4 (Interview with Tyler Trepp)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 4
      Episode Number: 24

      For this week's installment of our Interview Series, we caught up with first tenor and SNC's most eligible bachelor, Tyler Trepp, before SNC embarked on their 2012 Spring Tour! It's an episode you're not going to want to miss!

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      Interview Series, Week 3 (Interview with Randy Stine)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 3
      Episode Number: 23

      Shortly after SNC returned from their very first headlining tour in the UK, we caught up with none other than Randy Stine, the bass who uploaded the video to YouTube that ultimately got the group signed to Atlantic! We hope you enjoy our episode with Randy! Be sure to let us know what you think!

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      Interview Series, Week 2 (Interview with Ryan Ahlwardt)

      Title: Interview Series, Week 2
      Episode Number: 22

      While SNC was on a break in January, we caught up with SNC tenor and trivia buff, Ryan Ahlwardt and talked about all things music, Straight No Chaser, and more! You won't want to miss our second installment of our 2012 SNC FanChat interview series!

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      We're Baaack! (Interview with Walter Chase)

      Title: We're Baaack!
      Episode Number: 21

      We've been so MIA lately, and we're sorry for our brief absence. So sorry, in fact, that we've decided to do another interview series for the next several weeks! First up on our SNC Interview Series is an interview with... Walter Chase! We hope you enjoy this episode!

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