Don't Be An Idiom is a podcast that explores the origin stories of common phrases and idioms. The podcast is based in Philadelphia and hosted by rambunctious loonies Albert and Ryan, two lifelong friends who have vowed to dispel their own ignorance about language and history one idiom at a time.
#50 - The Crossing the Line Fiftieth Episode Celebration Extravaganza of the Deep
Episode 50: Speak of the devil…and episode 50 shall appear! “Episode 50, episode 50, episode 50!” We never said you had to say it three times! What do you think this is? Bloody Mary? Beetlegeuse? Clearly not Candyman 'cause that would require five repetitions. Just stop talking, okay? Sit back and relax. Kick off your shoes and feet and open up a fresh can of Alpo dog food. You’ve had a long week and you deserve a bit-o-pampering. Let the boys’ velvety voices take you to places that would make your wife puke-o-rama sick. If you’re not on cloud 9 by the time the episode's over, there’ll be a free Wawa shorti coupon under your welcome mat by Christmas morn. No welcome mat? No problem! Just jackhammer the neighbor’s front steps until something happens…something big.
*Da fine print: Wawa shorti coups will be swiftly downgraded to junior hoags if your neighbor overpowers you before 30 minutes of solid jacking has occurred. This offer is not available in Belarus.
#49 - Animal Bones In Yer Terlet
Episode 49: Hear ye, hear ye! All Mavericks agree—Episode 49 is the bee's knees! Don't make us describe why you should want to subscribe. Don't Be An Idiom is well and alive! That's it. Call in.
#48 - Jerry's Alone Time
Episode 48: Have you got the August blues? Do you go to bed each night praying that you won’t see the morning light? And then when you wake up, you’re scared and a little balder and fatter than you were the day before? It’s okay to be scared. We’re all scared. Don’t let the bastards 86 the summer without a fight! The boys have episode forty-eight locked and loaded and they’re coming on like gangbusters! So strap on your party-parachute and hit the responsibility eject button one last time. This is the hill to die on! Tell two friends.
#47 - Clever Cowboy Stuff
Episode 47: What? Did you think it was going to be an all monster summer? Look, the idiom boys would never pass the buck on ya to find your own word histories. You can bet your bottom buck that ain't all she wrote when it comes to our beloved fans! Now, relax that brain so we can penetrate it with funky fresh knowledge. We're goin' in through the eyeballzzzz.
Do Be A Monster - Chigger Warning
Over the course of fifteen days, Albert and Ryan traversed America in search of cryptids, ghosts, witches, and monsters. For this seventh installment of Do Be A Monster, the fellas recount the second half of the route and the many creeps along the way including Huggin' Molly, Altie the Sea Monster, Bigfoot, and more! So pack your anti-ghostwitch spray, pull up your alien laser reflector overalls, and slap on your Sasquatch sensitive compass-watch for Part II of the first official Monster Road Trip! Regularly scheduled Don't Be An Idiom programming returns next episode.
Do Be A Monster - Big Old Bats
Over the course of fifteen days, Albert and Ryan traversed America in search of cryptids, ghosts, witches, and monsters. For this sixth installment of Do Be A Monster, the fellas recount the first half of the route and the many creeps along the way including the Loveland Frogman, the Hopkinsville Goblins, the Honey Island Swamp Monster and many more! So pack your footprint casting kit, lower your infrared ghoul goggles, and buckle up your slime saturated beast belt for Part I of the first official Monster Road Trip!