Years before the Uhh Yeah Dude Podcast began, Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Larroquette first met and bonded over their mutual repulsion of HBO’s Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen. It was before the instant gratification age of blogging and social media and well before Toddlers & Tiaras became a cable mainstay. As Jonathan explains, “It was one of those things where you say, 'Wow ⎯ this actually exists.' ”
In February of 2006, after two dry runs, the first hour-long Uhh Yeah Dude (UYD) Podcast was uploaded to iTunes. Created by Romatelli and Larroquette, the listeners consisted of just their family members -- often with Jonathan’s mom calling the next day with a list of grammatical corrections and mispronunciations from the show.
Now, after five years and over two hundred and sixty weekly episodes, they pull in nearly 50,000 independent listeners every episode without advertising, guests or syndication. The show's content is self described as, "a weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American Americans." Named in the top ten Podcasts of over three thousand shows on Podcast Alley's rankings, UYD has been on the front page of iTunes Podcast's for over two years running.
Listeners of UYD have traveled the world to see them perform at their two previous live recordings, in New York and Los Angeles respectively. Fans have shown up with “UYD” tattooed on their bodies after days of driving cross-country. They’ve been played in Armored Personnel Carriers in Iraq and in the iPods of backpackers through Europe. The two men have created an entire show completely out of their dialogue -⎯ the episodic conversations that make up their weekly Podcast, the conversations listeners have about the topics brought up in the show, and the word-of-mouth nature of the web have spread the UYD seeds across the world.
Uhh Yeah Dude invites you to join the conversation on April 9, 2011 at the famous Largo Theater. Audio will be recorded for the Podcast and video will be recorded by Dakota Films. The UYD Podcast can be accessed on iTunes and their videos can be accessed through YouTube.