Hosts and improvisers David Martinez and Michael Foster challenge each other and special guests each week to an audio mystery: solve the source and subject from a series of audio clues over the course of the episode. Perfect for a road trip, hanging out with friends, or as a personal solo challenge, Derek. Reach out to us @audioobscurapod and let us know when you solved it.
Episode 92: There's Another Guest At The Door (Feat. Josh Gleeson)
Special guest Josh Gleeson is our guessy-boy-in-residence this week for our mystery audio art piece. In this episode, we invent Antiques Roadshow After Dark and a brown exercise ball is at stake. Josh shares his love for Wonder Woman 1984 and tries out Gilbert and Sullivan fruit packets. David shouts out our Orthodox obscurians. Foster abandons hope and invents Cinnabites. Enjoy. #GilbertInGreekTown
Episode 91: I've Got So Many People To Thank (Feat. Paige Lockhart)
It's happened! Foster and David are fully vaccinated, fully tattooed, and recording in studio together! To celebrate the occasion, we're welcoming the sleeve-hearted Paige Lockhart back to the show! In this episode we've got zip cords at stake, we struggle with celebrity names, and Foster's mystery is a real Paige-turner. David launches animal facts. Foster expels demons. Paige's feet smell like popcorn. Jeff Goldblum tries to claw his way out of the abyss. Enjoy. #OuchCity
Episode 90: It Had Political Significance At The Time (Feat. Minnie Driver's Many Mini Drivers)
It's episode 90 and we're breaking speed talking records! This week we welcome Kansas City sketch group Minnie Driver's Many Mini Drivers. We label Audio Obscura as the pyramid scheme of podcasts and attend an old man ball. Cody's brought his own bell. David happily accepts a trophy. Foster shows off his geography skills. Sean's got old man notes. Jill's losing it before she had it. Sydney imagines the earliest draft. For the listeners, Gabi is nodding her head. Enjoy. #TheodoreTalk
Episode 89: Superman Destroyed People (Feat. Keith Curtis)
Keith Curtis is jumping into the guessy boy seat! This week, we try as hard as we can not to go to Dunceville and get a special guest bell appearance. Keith's keeping a tight forehead. Foster enters his contender for best first clip. David gives his classic Corinthians quote. Enjoy. #DontBiscuit
Bonus: MovieWatch: Tombstone
Inspired by Episode 81 with Mia Mercado and Riley Taylor, Foster and David chat about Tombstone, fresh off a watch.
Episode 88: The Devil Mask (Feat. Tim Marks & Bobby Miller Jr.)
Poopy cameras and great guests, it's Tim Marks and Bobby Miller Jr. gunning for this week's grand prize of pinky rings from Fern Gully. Bobby throws eggs and teases Michael Bay's new baby-action movie. Foster reveals trauma from Baby's Day Out and takes a shot at Virginia. Tim re-imagines the schedule for Carnival. David worries about a potential increase in assassination attempts. Enjoy. #MyMom
What a delightful podcast. You have genuine and funny humans challenging your pop culture knowledge through audio clips. Engaging and a lighthearted escape from the news, for which I am addicted. Thanks!
Fun, entertaining podcast with listener “participation”!
Love the concept of this podcast: hosts play out-of-context audio clips of a podcast for each other, speculating about the content to try and guess the actual subject matter. It’s fun to hear them get closer to the truth—or go wildly off-track! And the format lends itself to listeners making their own guesses. (It gives me a sense of satisfaction when I guess the topic before they do!) The hosts are fun to listen to—you can tell they are friends and having a good time, but they don’t rely on a bunch of personal, inside jokes to entertain themselves. They have an easy rapport with each other, and they don’t have to try too hard to be entertaining. The podcast is just the right length (not longer than 30 minutes), and it sounds professional (unlike other “homemade” podcasts that can have terrible audio issues). Give this a listen, and you will be happy you did!