Backing up over runaway conversations. Nothing is sacred.
Episode 161: Sad Sandwiches and Confronting Teens
Episode 161: Sad Sandwiches and Confronting Teens Dan and Andrew continue lamenting the quarantine. Grocery story updates, an actual Star Wars minute and the power of physical media are discussed. Dan goes deep on his daily sad sandwich and dreams of its platonic ideal, Andrew counters with his role as garbage disposal. Andrew reveals a […]
Episode 160: Hypermiling to Jimmy John’s
Episode 160: Hypermiling to Jimmy John’s Dan and Andrew are joined by a guest for the first time in a long time. Car expert Brownie sets the guys straight and talk environmental concerns, quarantine life, and delivery ethics. Car talk leads into pod talk. Remember to rate and review us at whichever garbage heap you […]
Episode 159: Internal Truck Nuts
Episode 159: Internal Truck Nuts Dan and Andrew connect for the second time during the quarantine of 2020. Some TV reviews span both kinds of Star. (Sorry). They continue on for quarantine life updates, Dan admits the magic of parenthood, and the guys further debate screen time in these crazy times. Finally, many conspiracies are […]
Episode 158: Going the [Social] Distance
Episode 158: Going the [Social] Distance Dan and Andrew connect using the magic of the Internet and proceed to have an immediately outdated conversation. The guys talk about how to entertain kids during the quarantine and the relative benefits of kids’ movies and screen time. Also, a Star Wars update and an evaluation of our […]
Episode 157: It’s Not Gonna Get Better
Episode 157: It’s Not Gonna Get Better Bedtime routine and general parenthood updates! Dan looks for kudos, and Andrew talks about the joys of meeting new people. References age quickly. Dan and Andrew give a Star Wars update, and plug another podcast and trash yet another. Visit Dan’s new blog at http://theitaliansnob.com
Episode 156: One if by Land, Two if by Truck
Episode 156: One if by Land, Two if by Truck Dan of course has bathroom updates and real follow-through, resulting in a [not-so] brief diversion into the Clone Wars. Then comes a sports update where high technology is mixed with cave tech in order to cheat. Andrew is infuriated by Papa John’s latest antics which […]
Finding meaning in heart-felt dialogue
This show is like The View, without Whoopi Goldberg, and with a little bit more crazy; but about the same amount of testosterone.
Imagine if Barbara Walters had on Buzz Aldrin and began to accuse him of personally faking the moon landings. I'm not talking about just going along with the pre-existing government plan or cover-up, but actually master-minding it, to the extent that Buzz took a hypnosis course and brain-washed Neil Armstrong into believing that "Sure, its entirely normal for the surface of the moon to look like a Hollywood soundstage. Now hurry up and get out of this tin can." That's what we're talking about.
Or actually, its nothing like that. I mean, these two think hard about the issues that really matter, like:
* Can you really subscribe to a philosophy of ensuring you have personal knowledge of how to kill whatever animal meat you eat? And if so, how is killing a mouse helping you make progress on that journey?
* Did your parents know what you were doing as a little kid? And if you say that you think they didn't know, what are you going to do when they post comments on your podcast website revealing that in fact they did know it all?
* What do you do about special guests that actively deride you, your loved ones, and your podcast?
Being acutely coy kidders, they heartily evoke the reality under clouded kinetic underbrush. Perhaps.
Nothing About Trucks
As a truck lover since 1983, I expected to hear more about my favorite topic. Trucks. Semi trucks. Dump Trucks. Garbage Trucks. Ice Cream Trucks. Big Trucks. Little Trucks. Red Trucks. Blue Trucks. Aqua Marine Trucks. Cement Trucks. Chick Magnet Trucks. Flying Trucks. And of course, Monster Trucks.
There is sadly no truck talk despite the name. There is lots of fun stories anyways though, so it is worth a listen and a download.
I finally have friends!
I encountered this podcast by lucky happenstance. While I was emptying the hazardous waste bin at the prison infirmary, an iPod fell out. I had some extra moist towelettes from sloppy joe Tuesday in the canteen, so I cleaned it off best I could. Someone must have been really offended by all the gospel music I found to dispose of the iPod in such a manner, but I also found the first episode of this podcast cued up. I think the Lord was sending me a sign by revealing this show to me in such a mysterious way. Let me tell you why this is a good podcast.
+ Point one. 2 dudes. Awesome. I always prefer 2 dudes. They rival superstars Donny & Marie in witty banter skills. These former businessmen-turned-media-savants aren’t afraid to share the evidence of their failed endeavors, which are numerous. Real down-to-earth fellas. I also like the 13 year old they have who does the laugh track. The guests are diverse in interests and interest/apathy/hatred level, and the poor planning on the part of the hosts really creates a fun, schizophrenic atmosphere to the show.
+ Point dos. The topics are relevant to everyday life. Pop culture, including the dreamy mister Bieber; philosophy, like the one espoused in episode 2, which I have taken as a personal mantra (except with my coworker Steve who’s a jerk); which super power is the best; food & the killing of it- who doesn’t love chow time? Also sex, which they briefly but only occasionally cover. Actually, needs more of that.
+ Point three. You only need one podcast, as these gents cover it all! Which is good, cause those NPR podcasts and the cigarettes are really draining the kid’s college fund. Dandrew sexs it up like Dan Savage in a Thai prison, weaves kooky interrelated stories that leave Ira Glass speechless, and freshens the air better than Terri Gross. (That’s right, I said it.) The WHO’s daily bulletin should include their revelatory medical anecdotes. BTTU’s frank analysis of the economic meltdown rivals that of the Planet Money team, and made financial advisors reevaluate their clients’ asset allocation, their own value systems, and the meaning of life.
+ Point the fourth. Not. Afraid. of Controversy. They bust open old wounds and pick at scabs like your mother told you not to though it felt really good sometimes, even if it hurt a bit. From rigged elections to lying “astronauts” with anger issues, they tell it like it is, or maybe-possibly-coulda-been. Like Woodward and Bernstein, Dan & Drew ask the tough questions. I think we’ve ALL wondered about the tyrannosaurus’s alternative lifestyle. When I found the podcast, I was able to cancel my daily newspaper, which helps pay the medical bills, because I’ve recently had paralyzing, haunting dreams of getting stomped to death.
+ Penultimately: This isn’t just an auditory podcast, coz. These guys get VISUAL up on you! Art reviews, fashion advice, and experiments. It’s like if a better dressed Anderson Cooper hosted Bill Nye the Science Guy in an art museum on the RADIO. That just blew your brain hole.
Libe, Love, Laugh.