Come into the Parlor for clever songs, charming stories, and hilarious sketches each week. Hosted from the piano by acclaimed composer JP Houston, with his wife, actress Julie Van Dusen. JP and Julie are joined by special guests from national music acts to raconteurs and stand‐ups. APS is recorded in front of live audiences at venues across Southern California.
Join us for an episode recorded in Joshua Tree, California. We go in search of the paranormal on a show with aliens, monsters, and conspiracy cover-ups. Desert group Gene Jr & the Family brings us their hybrid soul, and Robert Mills plays cryptozoologist Emil Konk in a piece from Canadian writer Kit Pasold.
We get crooked in this episode about crime. JP sings about copyright infringement and tells a story about prank calls. Julie joins in for a send up of HBOs The Brink. Guests Chikster and April Hava Shenkman take us back to Hollywood’s golden age, Steven Benaquist interviews the crime dog, and The Bastards of Belleville […]
Join us for an episode about peace… on earth, with the family, inside. JP sings a moving monologue, and tells a story about his childhood rivals. Julie joins in for a 1950s propaganda cartoon, and Steven Benaquist brings us Guru Barry Lorbo. With music from Trumpets of the Young.
An APS Holiday special! JP sings some of his hown holiday songs, and tells a couple of childhood tales. A snowman has a meltdown, and Santa Claus loses his cool. The Wally Post Orchestra is our backup band, and high desert group Machin’ plays us a medly of classics.