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Tom and Dan were once sitting in a hotel room in Daytona Beach, Florida where the air-condition didn't work, they were out of beer, and the cable only had 2 channels that came in static free. One of their friends suggested that they leave and attempt to find something better to do to which Dan replied "Why would we want to ruin a mediocre time?"

If you were to ask "Tom and Dan" what the meaning of life is, they might tell you that there is none. Born from a feeling that nothing in life truly matters and that for the most part we're all surrounded by scumbags, "Tom and Dan" figured out that there's only one true constant in life; laughter. How did they come to that conclusion? It's all they have. You see, just like the mass majority of us, "T & D" have day jobs and it was at said day job where they cued in on the fact that some of the greatest laughs came at the end of the day. There's just something about the relaxed feeling of knowing that you have very little time left at work to put in. Maybe it's the "punch drunkenness" of still being at work; no one is quite sure. There they sat in their office, the door shut to their co-workers and management, only making each other laugh to the point of tears. Finally they realized that it might not be such a bad idea to roll tape on these conversations. Why not? They would be having them anyway, taped or not, and it was fun. Both of them come from rather lengthy broadcasting careers so setting up a home studio wasn't so hard to do. And with the addition of Ross, the consummate straight man and "News Dad", things got even more "mediocre." Broadcasting since 2009 has garnered a rather extensive following for "T & D" with loyal "scumbags" (as their listeners are affectionately known) checking in from all across the world. Hundreds of shows under their belts and winners of the Orlando Weekly's "Best of Orlando 2011" for "Best Kept Secret" reassures them both that yes…no one is listening! (Best Kept Secret? HA!)

A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan Tom Vann & Dan Dennis

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 2.3K Ratings

Tom and Dan were once sitting in a hotel room in Daytona Beach, Florida where the air-condition didn't work, they were out of beer, and the cable only had 2 channels that came in static free. One of their friends suggested that they leave and attempt to find something better to do to which Dan replied "Why would we want to ruin a mediocre time?"

If you were to ask "Tom and Dan" what the meaning of life is, they might tell you that there is none. Born from a feeling that nothing in life truly matters and that for the most part we're all surrounded by scumbags, "Tom and Dan" figured out that there's only one true constant in life; laughter. How did they come to that conclusion? It's all they have. You see, just like the mass majority of us, "T & D" have day jobs and it was at said day job where they cued in on the fact that some of the greatest laughs came at the end of the day. There's just something about the relaxed feeling of knowing that you have very little time left at work to put in. Maybe it's the "punch drunkenness" of still being at work; no one is quite sure. There they sat in their office, the door shut to their co-workers and management, only making each other laugh to the point of tears. Finally they realized that it might not be such a bad idea to roll tape on these conversations. Why not? They would be having them anyway, taped or not, and it was fun. Both of them come from rather lengthy broadcasting careers so setting up a home studio wasn't so hard to do. And with the addition of Ross, the consummate straight man and "News Dad", things got even more "mediocre." Broadcasting since 2009 has garnered a rather extensive following for "T & D" with loyal "scumbags" (as their listeners are affectionately known) checking in from all across the world. Hundreds of shows under their belts and winners of the Orlando Weekly's "Best of Orlando 2011" for "Best Kept Secret" reassures them both that yes…no one is listening! (Best Kept Secret? HA!)

    776 - Dreaming of Ronald

    776 - Dreaming of Ronald

    Thanks to the ladies for coming in and gracing us with their presence today. We have the best wives. - d
    - Recollections of old podcast setups and anecdotes
    - Acquisition of unusual domain names
    - Misjudgments about the cruise industry's trajectory during COVID-9
    - Manscaped promotion with specific discount code
    - Upcoming beer launch and merch at Hourglass Brewery
    - Curtis Earth's trivia event details and child participation
    - Familiar, friendly vibes among acquaintances
    - Tesla X rental for a birthday; luxury and high costs
    - Financial anecdotes about secret family accounts
    - Birthday plans with a hotel cabana
    - Preferences for driving versus being chauffeured
    - Humorous Cybertruck rental idea
    - Emphasis on experiential birthday gifts
    - Podcast rebranding discussions with AI content
    - Personal challenges versus AI efficiency in music creation
    - Pool life and gnat issues; blame on plants
    - Editing annoyances near plants; white vinegar as a remedy
    - Reusable versus disposable K-cups and morning routine debates
    - Reuse of plastic containers likened to Russian nesting dolls
    - Playroom clutter management
    - Minimal impact belief on personal pollution efforts
    - Midnight relationship misunderstandings; comfort with pets for anxiety
    - Break announcement with listener Q&A and music plans
    - Evolution from radio to podcast audience dynamics
    - Various listener interactions, from intimidating to humorous
    - Time management discussions; cultural perspectives on punctuality
    - Recreational habits; humorous personal preferences
    - Hypothetical family scenarios; legal and moral boundaries
    - Home maintenance and real estate anecdotes
    - Lifestyle clashes and planning in social gatherings
    - Travel discussions; cultural insights on Singapore, Japan, Venezuela
    - Rotary phone installation and landline debates in modern settings
    - Gaming nickname concerns; community parking debates
    - Personal security in public; jogging and neighborhood interactions
    - Dream analysis with AI; humorous takes on songwriting
    - Emotional impacts of dreams; personal development through emotional understanding
    Handling a boat accident and aftermath discussions
    ###
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    - [TuneIn: A Mediocre Time](https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy/A-Mediocre-Time-with-Tom-and-Dan-p393884/)
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Best of ACT - June 10-14

    Best of ACT - June 10-14

    Indulge in the finest moments of the award-winning talk radio show, "A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan," airing weeknights on Real Radio 104.1 FM. As one of the pioneering FM talk radio stations, Real Radio 104.1 has been a trailblazer, and Tom & Dan have been the captivating voice of the reluctant night show. Why reluctant, you ask? Well, after two decades in the radio industry, they've experienced its unforgiving nature, but they've gracefully transformed it into a realm of delightful silliness. Thank you for being a part of their journey and tuning in!

    • 2 hr 22 min
    775 - Dolls for All

    775 - Dolls for All

    I always get a kick out of it when listeners stop by the show! Big shout-out to Ross for dropping in and sparking a wild convo about blow-up dolls. Can you believe the price of a standard Real Doll hasn’t changed since the early 2000s? Crazy! Thanks for tuning in, everyone. Catch you all Monday! -d
    - Discussing VR headset experiences and teen interactions.
    - Embracing challenges and failures in life.
    - Trends in ordering from Uber Eats and DoorDash.
    - Discussing high costs and regret in food delivery.
    - Segment on parody political ads related to podcasting.
    - Casual talk on daily routines and social interactions.
    - Announcing Hourglass Brewing's beer release event.
    - Fourth of July fireworks plans in Miami.
    - Exploring quirky firework names and their cultural ties.
    - Critiquing Orlando Weekly's extensive award categories.
    - Daniel's deep dive into AI-generated music.
    - Exploring AI's role and limits in creativity.
    - Ashton Kutcher testing an AI movie script tool.
    - Ashton Kutcher on AI disrupting traditional filmmaking.
    - AI's potential impact on film industry employment.
    - Introducing Sora, an AI app for creating videos.
    - Discussing AI in content creation from fanfics to TV shows.
    - Tyler Perry pausing studio plans due to AI advancements.
    - Philosophical debate on AI and reality.
    - Debating AI accessibility and industry gatekeeping.
    - Reflections on creativity's value in the AI era.
    - Concerns over AI replacing jobs and ethical issues.
    - Personal insights on integrating AI in creativity.
    - Discussing AI DJs on Spotify and personalized content.
    - Testing AI's potential in crafting stand-up comedy.
    - The impact of AI on traditional creative roles.
    - AI's influence on personalized entertainment.
    - Promoting Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center.
    - Describing the "Life" exhibit with a climate-controlled Amazon.
    - Viewing "The Matrix" and its suitability for children.
    - Personal reflections on "The Matrix" and content appropriateness.
    - Discussing the evolution of violence portrayal in films.
    - Reviewing Christian perspectives on "The Matrix."
    - Adjusting movie choices based on child-friendliness.
    - Societal and personal views on sex dolls.
    - Maintenance and ownership challenges of realistic sex dolls.
    - Demographics and usage of sex dolls.
    - AI's future in enhancing sex doll capabilities.
    - Societal implications of sex dolls on human interactions.
    - Maintenance standards for shared sex dolls.
    - Watching Live PD and changes in tampon commercials.
    - Debating public preferences for commercial content.
    - "Weird Al" Yankovic's musical style and potential AI parodies.
    - Babymetal's blend of J-Pop and metal.
    - Humorous misunderstanding involving jelly and Jell-O.
    - Discussing Jell-O flavors and related personal stories.
    - Promoting upcoming live comedy events and local talent.
    - Suggesting Bluetooth enhancements for real dolls.
    Planning family activities and anticipating potential mishaps.
    ###
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    **Listen & Laugh:**
    - [Apple Podcasts: A Mediocre Time](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-mediocre-time-with-tom-and-dan/id308614478)
    - [Google Podcasts: A Mediocre Time](https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbWVkaW9jcmV0aW1lLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj6x-_il7mBAxX2moQIHRosAQwQ9sEGegQIARAC)
    - [TuneIn: A Mediocre Time](https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy/A-Mediocre-Time-with-Tom-and-Dan-p393884/)
    **Corporate Comedy:**
    - [Apple Podcasts: A Corporate Time](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-corporate-time-with-tom-and-dan/id994667625)
    - [Google Podcasts: A Corporate Time](https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5saWJzeW4uY29tLzYxOTc2L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj6x-_il7mBAxX2moQIHRosAQwQ9sEGegQIARAD)
    - [TuneIn: A Corporate Time](h

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Best of ACT - June 3-7

    Best of ACT - June 3-7

    Indulge in the finest moments of the award-winning talk radio show, "A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan," airing weeknights on Real Radio 104.1 FM. As one of the pioneering FM talk radio stations, Real Radio 104.1 has been a trailblazer, and Tom & Dan have been the captivating voice of the reluctant night show. Why reluctant, you ask? Well, after two decades in the radio industry, they've experienced its unforgiving nature, but they've gracefully transformed it into a realm of delightful silliness. Thank you for being a part of their journey and tuning in!

    • 1 hr 50 min
    774 - Seth Sells Everything

    774 - Seth Sells Everything

    Hey there!
     
    Big thanks to everyone who showed up last night for our monumental 10-Year Anniversary LIVE show of "A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan." It’s wild to think we’ve been doing this for a decade—back on radio and still going strong! Appreciate every single one of you who made it. Hope you had as blast as we did!
     
    Shout out to Ross, Sam, Tracy, Erik, and everyone at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for making us look good. Sorry for the delay in sending these notes; Fridays aren't our usual event days! We had to rush recording commercials, the whole show, ACT Best Of, and all the video files to get everything out before heading to Sanford by 3:30 PM. We do it all for you—hope you know how much we appreciate you!
     
    Catch you Monday for the tales of the triathlon!
     
    - d
     
    - Kick-off from "Injured On The Go, Just Call Mo Studio"
    - Introduction to "Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan"
    - Seth Petruzzelli on stress and interactions
    - Chat on family dynamics, nanny hiring, and financial humor
    - Comparison of wages at Gideon's Cookies
    - Challenges in planning the 10-year anniversary show
    - Promoting Steve-O's shows at Dr. Phillips
    - Link between dental health and heart conditions
    - Humor with fictional Dr. Cock, dentist
    - Coverage by Orlando Weekly of the anniversary show
    - Refusal to accept restrictive employment contracts
    - Unrealistic goals for radio show bonuses
    - Critique of radio industry employment practices
    - "Faux manly theatrics" on the show
    - Discussions on job termination vs. being fired
    - Story of unfair dismissal from Old Navy
    - Sale of personal items: car, motorcycle, house, pool table
    - Debating relocation for lifestyle improvement near water
    - Property maintenance challenges near water bodies
    - Decision to stay in Orlando due to business/personal ties
    - Home buying considerations in Lake Conway
    - Financial and logistical aspects of moving
    - Renovation plans and family involvement in the new house
    - Strategies for selling the current home
    - Buyers' minor frustrations during house showings
    - Planning and financial concerns for a dream lake house
    - Wildlife and maintenance issues living near water
    - Legal steps to restrict public access to private property
    - Impact of relocating on family life and real estate investment risks
    - Buying strategies for underpriced, rehab-needed properties
    - Outmigration from Florida due to high property costs
    - Monopoly as a teaching tool in family game nights
    - Diverse collectibles discussion: knives, swords, ivory
    - Historical and cultural value of an Indonesian Kris knife
    - ACT 10-year anniversary event promotion and live streaming
    - Community engagement and humorous event interactions
    - AI's impact on authenticity and internet content proliferation
    - Personal anecdotes on workplace sleep tactics and customer behaviors
    - Reflections on aging, hair graying, and internet’s influence on children
    - Nostalgia and generational sharing of life and achievements with children
    Discussions on real estate impacts and community event planning
     
    ###
     
    **Connect & Follow:**
    - [Website](https://tomanddan.com/)
    - [Twitter](https://twitter.com/tomanddanlive)
    - [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/AMediocreTime)
    - [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/tomanddanlive/)
     
    **Listen & Laugh:**
    - [Apple Podcasts: A Mediocre Time](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-mediocre-time-with-tom-and-dan/id308614478)
    - [Google Podcasts: A Mediocre Time](https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbWVkaW9jcmV0aW1lLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj6x-_il7mBAxX2moQIHRosAQwQ9sEGegQIARAC)
    - [TuneIn: A Mediocre Time](https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy/A-Mediocre-Time-with-Tom-and-Dan-p393884/)
     
    **Corporate Comedy:**
    - [Apple Podcasts: A Corporate Time](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-corporate-time-with-tom-and-dan/id994667625)
    - [Google Podcasts: A Corporate Time](https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVk

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Best of ACT - May 28-30

    Best of ACT - May 28-30

    Indulge in the finest moments of the award-winning talk radio show, "A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan," airing weeknights on Real Radio 104.1 FM. As one of the pioneering FM talk radio stations, Real Radio 104.1 has been a trailblazer, and Tom & Dan have been the captivating voice of the reluctant night show. Why reluctant, you ask? Well, after two decades in the radio industry, they've experienced its unforgiving nature, but they've gracefully transformed it into a realm of delightful silliness. Thank you for being a part of their journey and tuning in!

    • 2 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

UCFniña ,

Love Dan

Tom is awesome too 💚

DanielDennis ,

Not bad.

But I work here.

thePeacePirate ,

It’s okay

It has turned into two stressed dads talking about social media and sports. I find myself skipping through a lot. I enjoy the last 10 minutes of most shows because they’re random and extra goofy. I haven’t been able to listen to Seth in years, but luckily he’s in less. Still better than most of the comedy fluff casts out there.

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