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06/19/2022 - ASYLUM - Happy Daddy Day Darren
Darren questions why Rafi isn't sitting on his lap for Father's Day. Rafi changes the subject and questions what happened to Whiskers (Jen's new pet name). Darren compliments Rafi's work on "The Cookie Jar" and suggests they widen the dimension and do the show live at some point. Darren and Rafi encourage Jen to bring her house guests on (so we can dig for dirt). Darren analyzes why Monotone Mark is following Rafi everywhere (is this love)? Rafi talks about another one his beautiful 3 hour shit shows, playing a DJ, and also the Governor's balls.... err, Ball (music festival). Rafi getting hit on again by girls (blah). Darren reminisces about their previous 3-week host Joe and his wife the Producer (gone). Darren wants to be the next Broadway director for Dear Evan Hansen. Rafi mentions Matilda is coming out as a musical for Netflix (Rafi didn't mention auditioning?). Stranger Things may be over-done for Darren but Rafi's getting married to the show. Darren wants to know why Rafi keeps finding reasons why he isn't into someone. And the subject changes to time sucking TikTok. Darren recommends Breaking Bad on Netflix. Bryan Cranston is now starring in "Jerry and Marge Go Large". Rafi thinks Hempstead is far - try traveling to Texas. Darren wants to sniff Rafi's stink. Darren wants to know how Rafi "does it" and supports himself. The duo compare notes on Yoga and holding positions for a long time (wait isn't Rafi a mannequin expert)? Darren tried Max Challenge and Rafi thinks he's talking about devil acceptance with an ice bucket, and Darren's partner Pat wants his own gym time. Darren talks about the cute straight boy he met to ride at Six Flags. Darren talks more serious about his 82 year old father-in-law breaking his neck but survived. And the show closes with more about smelling Rafi.
07/17/2022 - ASYLUM - Pampering Yourself and Squirting
The trio is back to talk about Hair (in the ears, nose, eyebrows) and Nails (dirty black nails at the salon, matte polish pedicures for men). Rafi catches us up with his "Cutting Room" live show, and soon you can catch Rafi in an orgy scene... "Narcissist of New York City"... where nothing happens - be looking for that hit on Amazon VOD/Prime. Darren is headed back to Dallas and San Antonio at the end of August. Earlier tonight Rafi had a nice Italian dinner at a DNR meetup with Rick the Pig, Xtena/Edwin, Wayward Tom, What is Happening Jason & Dan... while Jen and Darren wonder if their invitations got lost. Rafi's headed out for more fun (and gummies?) with the DNR gang somewhere in midtown tonight. Jen and Darren are too lazy to leave the couch, blaming it on work tomorrow. Rafi had a date (or... a meet-up) with monotone Mark in Hoboken where the fireworks were hot and Rafi stripped his shirt off post gummy. Would Darren or Rafi be cool dating a FTM post-op? Darren yes, Rafi... err. The trio need an education on proper trans* terminology post Rocky Horror Picture show. Darren confuses vaping and dabbing/wax. Jen tries to explain the difference. Next week, the DnRnS show?
05/22/2022 - ASYLUM - Used Jockstraps
Darren N Rafi return for another duo episode of DNR 3.0, while Jen is partying in Guadalajara. Rafi apparently won't be hitching a ride on the Alaska cruise at the moment due to a misunderstanding of who was potentially paying for the stateroom. Rafi needs to find an older sugar daddy or mommy... Nah that's not Rafi. He really wants old fashioned romance and love. And it's been over a month since Rafi has had any physical attention. Any volunteers? You must like bathroom discos! Rafi talks about his expensive stolen gym shoe, that Bean Bag Boy is back (at least on the job) and Rafi's now ushering at Rugby games. Darren brings up a possible idea to fund Rafi's trip on the DNR European cruise - by auctioning off his used jockstrap. Or each piece of his sweaty gym outfit. Rafi tells us of his new friend he met, a designer for mens lace; both Rafi and Darren pass on any interest - no offense to those who are turned on by lace. Rafi promotes "Pair of Thieves" underwear available at Target - now that's sexy. Rafi talks Bermuda, Charity Walks, and not catching up with the DNR cruisers. Darren talks about his lack of attention while out at the gay bars in Dallas. Darren asks how the Cookie JAR Podcast got started and Rafi sends his kudos to those who encouraged him.
05/01/2022 - ASYLUM - Who's the Daddy Now!?
Jen suggests stuffing our next pet and figuring out the best position. Darren serves drinks next to his pet's bones. Rafi's skin gets fried in Miami Beach before his double appearance on Enamorándonos. Look for it on https://www.youtube.com/c/UnimasOficial (not sure if its posted yet) but Rafi gets short-changed with only one option for a date. Rafi didn't know what his potential date looked like until the Producer gives Rafi his Instagram, oh and he's a photographer. Rafi thought he was attractive but he was more attracted to his models. But then discovered he was looking at the wrong date. But what happened to the date? Instead, Rafi falls for a gorgeous cuban Spanish speaking boi, a younger man, 21, at the airport who was giving Rafi his do-me eyes. Who is the Daddy now, Rafi!? Jen wants to know what the gay signals are, when you want someone. Darren switches to his Dolphin Dick history. Jen tells us about her all-night Saturday partying in Miami (minus Rafi!) and her experiences at the Sexy Fish and Fountain Blue where a DJ gets her an Uber ride that's a night club on wheels - disco lights, lasers, surround sound. Next stop at 3am is the political end of the DJ business. The partying went on till Jen and Manuel get to bed at 9am Sunday morning. Darren feels old as his quiet Saturday was spent seeing the Tina Turner musical on broadway with Pat at 2pm then 6pm was Jacobs Pickles with a small pre-cruise DNR dinner group. Rafi ends the show with promo for his new Cookie Jar Show every Friday - see: https://www.facebook.com/CookieJARshow/ - stay tuned for Snicker Doodles!
04/16/2022 - ASYLUM - It's the JARF show!
Jen Aczualdez (JA) and Rafi Fuentes (RF) (aka: JARF show) reminisce about their latest NYC party gathering with entertainers at La Pulperia in Hells Kitchen, where Jen discovered Rafi's voice as he serenaded the group. Darren is jealous. Rafi talks about being in Miami getting ready to be a contestant (instead of a translator) on a real life/live TV show: Enamorándonos by Univision! Will Rafi find Love and a new date for his disco bathroom? Or will it end in bean bag disaster? Jen will be in Miami next week! Will JARF meet up in Miami with Rafi showing Jen his dance moves? Jen tells us what it was like to be a guest at a Jewish Seder with not so delicious Kosher Manischewitz wine, which "needs improvement" (more alcohol, less sugar). Darren is home, preparing to leave for Dallas, ready to cruise the bars in Oak Lawn TX, he'll try Rafi's double-look behind. Will there be escalators at the bars? Will Darren get lost and find himself at the closed Electric Lizard? Rafi doesn't know how to open a Tesla. Darren doesn't know who Ja Rule is. Ahh the generation gap. Jen contemplates her next world travels post-miami. And will the three be getting stoned at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford NJ in the future? But Jen has mall-PTSD so probably not. Or now that pot is legal in New Jersey with dispensaries opening soon, maybe she'll have more at her disposal, to calm her down. Recorded on Saturday April 16th due to Rafi & Darren traveling on Sunday.
04/10/2022 - ASYLUM - DNR 3.0 - It's all about Rafi
Darren N Rafi (DNR) thought it was going to be just the two of them, but then Jen pops into the episode before Rafi does! Rafi catches us up about his delicious dinner date at the Astoria New York Diner - the Omonia Cafe - complete with pubic hair in his water. Jen tell us about the fingernail that was found in a Wendy's burger when she was flipping burgers at age 17. Rafi invents a new word: "Tigre" = Tired and hungry. Darren is traveling to Dallas and will be staying closer to Oak Lawn, and Jen gives her best advice on other areas of the city to consider: Deep Vellum or Uptown. Darren was on hold with JetBlue chat for over 2 hours, and the treo compare notes about flight shopping sites priceline.com kayak.com skiplag.com (hidden city). Rafi tells us of his new gig - a print ad for Manhattan West (next to Hudson Yard) - a 10 hour job. Then Rafi proceeds to complain about not getting paid for his last gig. The "little guy" is even suing. We learn something else new about Rafi, he has oily eyelids. Superstar Rafi will be signing autographs at the DNR open house on Saturday April 30th before the Bermuda cruise leaves. Is there a listener out there somewhere who will let Rafi stay in your cabin? Darren and Pat are having dinner with a group of 20 on Saturday the 29th at Jacob's Pickles.