27 episodes

This is the true story of Dave Holmes and Mike Doughty, two 90s pop-culture obsessives, picked to live in a podcast, recap classic seasons of MTV's The Real World, and find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting very, very real about the music, the clothes, and the zeitgeist of the last decade of the 20th Century.

Truu Stowray Dave Holmes, Mike Doughty

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings

This is the true story of Dave Holmes and Mike Doughty, two 90s pop-culture obsessives, picked to live in a podcast, recap classic seasons of MTV's The Real World, and find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting very, very real about the music, the clothes, and the zeitgeist of the last decade of the 20th Century.

    Verbosity Was Always Our Vice

    Verbosity Was Always Our Vice

    Mike and Dave explore vocal nodules, club-related illnesses, difficult Real World parents, and how much fencing is like Lazer Tag in episodes 4 and 5 of The Real World: London. Check our Twitter @truustowray for an excellent screenshot of an excellent sweater. This week's Truu Stowray is brought to you by Value Muesli. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    You Have Waited Long Enough

    You Have Waited Long Enough

    We have had a vote. We have counted, recounted, audited, done press conferences, and encouraged stupids to break into Viacom headquarters. The MyPillow Guy was involved. But ultimately, a clear winner has emerged, and it is time Mike and Dave got to it. Make sure your passport is up to date. 

    • 54 min
    The Truu Stowray Scouting Combine

    The Truu Stowray Scouting Combine

    Alright, Truupers: Mike and Dave have watched the first episodes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Seattle, and now it is up to YOU to decide which one they will watch and talk about next. In this episode, they will address the pros and cons of each, so that you may make an informed decision. Cast your vote at truustowray@gmail.com, or via Twitter poll at @truustowray. Choose wisely, search within deeply, vote from your highest self. All glocks down.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tiny Eyebrows, Giant Pants

    Tiny Eyebrows, Giant Pants

    Mike and Dave alight onto Seattle, where 14,000 applicants are whittled down to 7 Real World housemates (and 6 Road Rules Winnebagopeople). Along the way: a shocking announcement direct from David Burns, a megadose of third-wave ska, a third book idea for Mike, and a definitive answer as to whether Jimmy Ray is Jimmy Ray. (He is.) This is the last of our episode ones, get ready to vote on which season we should watch and yell about in its entirety. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    An American Dressing In London

    An American Dressing In London

    Dave and Mike revisit the much-maligned London season of The Real World, and find it to be completely charming. Original music? A Notting Hill castle-y house? Sharon? Yes, please, we will take it. Along the way: Nando's Sauce, Jordy's "Dur Dur D'Etre Bébé," Roni Size, and high-school one-man shows. Join us, wontcha?

    • 38 min
    Bipped Out On A Streetcar

    Bipped Out On A Streetcar

    Dave and Mike fulfill their promise to rewatch episode one of The Real World: San Francisco, and do everything they can not to talk about it. Along the way: '90s funk-rock bands, the first "bling bling" sighting, Dream, mom jeans, flowy dresses, temp tracks, and college conservatives. Please don't make them keep watching this. 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Gouda42 ,

Phenomenal podcast!

My only complaint is we need more episodes!

Cdoyle69 ,

Love it

Grateful to have found this to listen to during the NY reunion. It was like having a virtual water cooler convo with you since no one in my life watched it. Listening today…I had no idea Christine P auditioned for RW or was on RR!!! She has a very popular podcast with her husband called Your Mom’s House. Also on YouTube. Go to YouTube & search YMH Good morning Julia. You won’t regret it.

RKS456 ,

Great show, but sporadic episodes

This is a very entertaining podcast, but there are frequently long lapses between episodes with no explanation. For the current season, we were told on July 2 that there would be a new episode "next Friday." Three weeks later, we have no new episode. Of course life happens, but I would suggest that the hosts announce on social media if they are skipping episodes or explain big lapses like this. It helps your audience feel more connected to the podcast when you do little things like that! Otherwise it just feels disjointed and unpredictable, and it's easier to just forget about the podcast and stop listening if you can't know when to expect episodes.

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