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The Dumb Zone featuring Dan McDowell and Jake Kemp. A Dallas based podcast covering sports, news, and entertainment. These are the free episodes of The Dumb Zone. To receive the full catalogue, subscribe to our Patreon at Patreon.com/TheDumbZone

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The Dumb Zone featuring Dan McDowell and Jake Kemp. A Dallas based podcast covering sports, news, and entertainment. These are the free episodes of The Dumb Zone. To receive the full catalogue, subscribe to our Patreon at Patreon.com/TheDumbZone

    The Dumb Zone 5-23-24

    The Dumb Zone 5-23-24

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    Get ready for an episode of The Dumb Zone that hits all the right notes—literally. The team kicks things off with a live performance of their original song "Round Ball Rock," a catchy tune that’s bound to be stuck in your head. From there, Dan, Jake, and Blake dive into a whirlwind of topics that range from the hilarious to the heartfelt.
    First up, they explore the quirks of North Richland Hills, Texas, from its local high schools to the nostalgia of water parks like NRH2O and Hawaiian Falls. The guys share personal anecdotes, including Dan's harrowing vet switch and Jake's eye exam adventures, complete with the charmingly upbeat receptionist who brightened his day with an "okie dokie, artichokey."
    Special guest Chris joins the crew for a birthday celebration, complete with a custom Dumb Zone cake and some heartfelt (and hilarious) closing remarks. Chris shares his thoughts on everything from drone deliveries to the joy of neighborhood camaraderie.
    In the news segment, the team covers a lightning-struck electrician, the latest polls on marijuana legalization and casino gambling in Texas, and the curious case of balloons terrorizing deer at Crawford Ranch. Plus, they discuss the bizarre Twitter feud between Trevor Bauer and Pitching Ninja, and the unfortunate incident involving LaMelo Ball and an 11-year-old fan.
    Blake wraps things up with a review of "None of This Is True" by Lisa Jewell, sparking a lively discussion on the trope of the unreliable narrator in modern fiction.
    It’s an episode packed with laughs, insights, and the kind of offbeat charm that makes The Dumb Zone a must-listen.

    (00:00) - Open
    (40:38) - Mavs win game 1
    (01:17:48) - Today in Twitter: drove delivery reaction, Bauer vs. Pitching Ninja
    (01:32:17) - Viewer Mail
    (01:53:09) - News
    (02:13:52) - Today in History


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    • 2 hr 38 min
    The Dumb Zone 5-21-24 PREVIEW

    The Dumb Zone 5-21-24 PREVIEW

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    Strap in for an episode of The Dumb Zone that takes a wild swing at the absurdity of botched coups and the world of organ donation. The team dives into the bizarre tale of an attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a motley crew of would-be revolutionaries, including a cannabis entrepreneur from America, find themselves in a fiasco that's more pajama party than political uprising. From jammed guns to clueless conspirators checking their phones, this coup d'état is more coup d'oh!
    But the absurdity doesn't stop there. The crew also chats with special guest Matt "Snotty" about his recent trip to Japan, where he navigates a society that values melons over protein and cash over cards. From the streets of Tokyo to the elusive Japanese baseball jersey, Matt's tales of travel are as enlightening as they are entertaining.
    And if you've ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes of organ donation, Matt's got insights that might make you think twice about where your parts could end up. It's an episode that's as bizarre as it is brilliant, proving once again that The Dumb Zone is where the extraordinary becomes the everyday.


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    • 17 min
    The Dumb Zone 5-20-24

    The Dumb Zone 5-20-24

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    Prepare for a wild ride through the outlandish and the hilarious as The Dumb Zone welcomes the inimitable Doug Townsend, a Louisiana car salesman whose unfiltered, raw approach to car sales videos has turned him into a viral sensation. From his candid stories of love, life, and the pursuit of car sales to his uproarious take on social media fame, Doug holds nothing back. His tales of triumph over dealership adversity, his unexpected encounters with fame, and his unabashedly honest views on everything from child support to comic books make for an unforgettable episode.
    Meanwhile, The Dumb Zone crew dissects the NFL's annual schedule release videos with a critical eye, awarding grades from A to F for creativity, humor, and brevity. Discover which teams nailed their presentations and which ones fumbled, and find out whether or not the crew would take on a bobcat in a street fight. It's an episode that's as wildly entertaining as it is unpredictable, proving once again that The Dumb Zone is the ultimate destination for the absurdly amusing.

    (00:00) - Open with Chappy
    (34:35) - Mavs take down Thunder
    (01:04:42) - Doug Townson
    (01:29:06) - Chappy's closing remarks
    (01:41:13) - NFL schedule release videos
    (02:15:50) - News
    (02:25:00) - Today in History/Viewer Mail birthdays


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    • 2 hr 38 min
    The Dumb Zone 5-17-24 PREVIEW

    The Dumb Zone 5-17-24 PREVIEW

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    Strap in for a wild ride through the absurd and the unexpected in this episode of The Dumb Zone. The team tackles the bizarre media circus surrounding the Tyson vs. Paul press conference, where the lines between serious journalism and surreal entertainment blur beyond recognition. From Christina's fluff question to fighters revealing their unknown "talents," to Tyson's not-so-subtle innuendo about Jake Paul's youthful dance moves, this press event is anything but conventional.
    As if that wasn't enough, the crew dissects the quirky dynamics of small-town speed traps and the perils of driving with cruise control. Dan's apple-throwing antics on the road to Possum Kingdom Lake lead to a hilarious exchange, proving that sometimes the journey is just as entertaining as the destination.
    Witness the media's awkward dance of "people are saying" and the laughable credentials of "Arlington Irving Media and Entertainment," as The Dumb Zone ponders the real questions: What makes a home turf, and can a podcast named after a zone of stupidity ever get serious press credentials? It's an episode that will leave you questioning the nature of fame, the value of a good question, and whether you should ever eat an apple while driving.


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    • 20 min
    The Dumb Zone 5-16-24

    The Dumb Zone 5-16-24

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    Step through the looking glass and enter a world where reality bends and time dissolves. In this episode of The Dumb Zone, the crew explores the curious case of the New York City-Dublin portal – an art installation that promised a window into another world but instead became a showcase for the world's oldest profession: exhibitionism. From flashing antics to obscene displays, discover how this portal of possibility quickly turned into a peephole of perversity, ultimately leading to its untimely shutdown.
    But that's not all – the team dives into the fiery fate of a Frisco home struck by lightning, pondering the capricious nature of electric storms and the resilience of modern architecture. They also reflect on the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games, where the beds are designed to deter more than just sleep, and athletes' libidos are put to the ultimate test.
    Amidst the madness, the episode takes a nostalgic turn with a birthday tribute to a beloved microphone inventor, a peanut butter cup pioneer, and a somber remembrance of the iconic Jim Henson. It's an episode that's as bizarre as it is brilliant, proving once again that The Dumb Zone is where the extraordinary becomes the everyday.

    (00:00) - Open
    (32:25) - Viewer Mail
    (48:40) - Cowboys schedule release
    (01:06:13) - Danny watches Dan on the William Pace Show
    (01:11:49) - Mavs win game 5
    (01:53:10) - News
    (02:04:45) - Today in History


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    • 2 hr 26 min
    The Dumb Zone 5-14-24 PREVIEW

    The Dumb Zone 5-14-24 PREVIEW

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    Ever wondered what it's like to get up close and personal with a former U.S. President? In this episode, Rory, a 690 sit-in guest, shares his unique experience as a golfing buddy to none other than President George W. Bush. From friendly matches and playful banter on the green to fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of world leaders, Rory offers an intimate glimpse into the life of a President post-office.
    But that's not all – the Dumb Zone crew also dives into the curious case of a Dallas woman slapped with a staggering $17,000 NTTA violation bill without ever hitting the toll roads, the closure of Red Lobster restaurants, and the unusual election of Fort Worth's official city bird. Plus, get the scoop on the Dallas Zoo's adults-only night, where visitors are encouraged to "dance like an animal" and indulge in some grown-up fun.
    Amidst the usual shenanigans, the team reflects on the impact of names, the peculiarities of golf with a President, and the importance of grounding your electric guitar. It's an episode that's as entertaining as it is enlightening, proving once again that there's never a dull moment in The Dumb Zone.


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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

milk-killer ,

Seems dumb

Seems dumb

Andrew Brandt ,

Entertainment and sports

I am a huge fan of the radio station these guys came from, and they were a big part of my daily listening of that station. But now, through podcast, Dan and Jake can give us more as well as unfiltered comments, opinions and stories. More Blake, more pizza Fridays.

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Seriously awful

Don’t listen

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