9 episodes

"Well, it's supposed to be a podcast about amazing stories that lift your spirits... but I think Jack and Kent get drunk before every episode, so I never know how it will turn out. It's a little like crap-herding. You know?" ~The Operator

Each episode - three amazing stories. From the weird wizards at 11:59 Media, join The Operator, Jack Luna, and Kent Chungus for their never-daily podcast. The Op tries to keep everything moving in a straight line. But like a drunk chimp, things always seem to go off the rails. They may be imperfect, but they fit perfectly with each other. Hugs. ❤️

Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

Hugs Podcast 11:59 Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 161 Ratings

"Well, it's supposed to be a podcast about amazing stories that lift your spirits... but I think Jack and Kent get drunk before every episode, so I never know how it will turn out. It's a little like crap-herding. You know?" ~The Operator

Each episode - three amazing stories. From the weird wizards at 11:59 Media, join The Operator, Jack Luna, and Kent Chungus for their never-daily podcast. The Op tries to keep everything moving in a straight line. But like a drunk chimp, things always seem to go off the rails. They may be imperfect, but they fit perfectly with each other. Hugs. ❤️

Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

    Poopies • Funny Man • Bank Robber

    Poopies • Funny Man • Bank Robber

    We are very excited to bring you this special new podcast. On each episode, Jack, Kent, and The Operator share a great story - something that lifts your earballs out of the normal news cycle. It's a break from true crime, brought to you in true 11:59 Media fashion. We hope you enjoy it. Hugs. ❤️

    Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Blackjack • Butch • Amy

    Blackjack • Butch • Amy

    Episode two continues our award-winning streak of amazing stories for your earballs. Stories of a lone woman, stranded on an island, to one of the toughest men to ever man, to a fashion icon whose star fell from the skies. You'll laugh (jokes), you'll groan (jokes), you'll walk away feeling better than you did before (stories). Hugs. ❤️

    Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Steven • Life Preserver • A Poor Kid

    Steven • Life Preserver • A Poor Kid

    Thugs and drugs apparently rhyme with hugs... so Jack talks at length about them. Inventing a new element to the podcast dubbed "needing a hug."In an oddly-unplanned move, we each tell stories about kids. Some are lost, some are moist, and some never seem to grow up. Hugs. ❤️

    Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    BONUS Exclusive: Hugs • Reach Around the World

    BONUS Exclusive: Hugs • Reach Around the World

    Once a month, we produce an extra, exclusive episode of the Hugs Podcast for our supporters called "Hugs • Reach Around the World." We bring you stories from - around the world. Here is an exclusive episode to convince you of what you are missingThe never-daily podcast is back with three more amazing stories from one, two, or three of your favorite podcast hosts! We bring the hard-hitting, harder-hugging goods on this one. Prepare to be blown out of your chair and onto the floor. Hugs. ❤️

    Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Whiskey Kills • Drop in Elevation • Flex Convict

    Whiskey Kills • Drop in Elevation • Flex Convict

    Three stories, woven into an inappropriate tapestry of remarks and jokes. We bring you the fifth installment in this award-winning new show. This one has cats, planes, ladies, and first-time offenders. So grab yourself a cold rootbeer, or another cold drink, like water or maybe a nice juice, and sit back, relax, and let yourself SOAR WITH THE BEAGLES!!! Hugs. ❤️

    Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Serial Hero • Homeless Less • Pool Shark

    Serial Hero • Homeless Less • Pool Shark

    In this episode, we bring you a trippy triptych of stories spanning the globe. Jack brings us the softer side of Satan. Kent speaks about a homeless man who isn't Jack. And The Op gets all choked up about a shark. Hugs. ❤️

    Ad-free episodes, hours of extra content each week, exclusive merch, and early access to all of the 11:59 Media podcasts. Start accessing hundreds of additional hours! Visit 11:59 PLUS.

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

rayj710 ,

Great podcast

Super enjoyable

Tasparteest ,

Laughed my sweary swearword off

Seriously worth every minute … you three are the FUNNIEST

Jammingjo ,

Huge hugs!!

Love you guys… I gotta admit, I wasn’t a fan of Kent when he first came on the 9-1-1 podcast. I think I was just being territorial. Then when he came on, I wouldn’t have it any other way! I miss Jack from time to time but meh.. his loss. I love you Op!!!!!!! You are my animal spirit lol I can’t wait for more HUGS episodes and just all around, anything from 11:59 media.

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