The Dudes In A Room

The Dudes In A Room
Chris, Mike, Joey and Teddy

Monday, December 8, 2014

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Nerds Of Steel (All Superman Talk)

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Joey starts the show by waxing nostalgic about a book he read recently titled Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero (by Larry Tye). Joey and Jami then chat about Smallville. The dudes eventually get into comics as well as the original Superman movies.

#090: Commentary - Ernest Saves Christmas

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The Dudes In A Room crew delve into the world of movie commentary. Watch along as they crack wise over the 1988 holiday classic Ernest Saves Christmas.

#089: Chris On The Roof

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Early in this episode, the dudes chat about regional speech differences. They eventually get to the meat of the episode as Chris does his best impression of the Ace on the House home improvement podcast. Can he hold a candle to Adam Carolla and Ray?

#088: You Know Who Likes Cruises?

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The show leads off with the Cosby Show theme, which goes into talk of classic television. Eventually, they discuss cruises. The episode comes full circle in the end, as the dudes recall television shows like Saved By The Bell. They close it out with Mortal Kombat memories.

#087: The Only Podcast Not About Ferguson or Kim Kardashian's Butt

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The show kicks off with a remix of the "I'm not gay no more" guy, who may or may not be a full-fledged meme. The dudes run the gamut on ranting and complaining about the state of television and life itself. They also touch on the Ferguson, Missouri riots and the decline of Detroit.

#086: Black Friday Edition - You Get What You Pay For

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The dudes break down Black Friday. Are you getting a deal, or are you getting what you pay for? They talk everything from retail to car sales.

#085: Cy Returns to Talk History

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This podcast welcomes back dudes' grandpa and resident historian Cy. He recalls his early days as they talk about life in Louisiana. Later, they get into some tourism chat.

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Sci-Fi Movie Theories and Comic Talk

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Joey and Jami take over once again. This time, they look back at certain sci-fi movies and discuss theories. The bulk of the conversation goes over Back to the Future.

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Breaking Bad and Doctor Who

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This special edition episode features a variety of nerd talk, including Breaking Bad and Doctor Who. The show kicks off with some classic P.O.D. Early in the podcast, Joey and Jami chat about video games.

#084: Quentin Tarantino Sucks

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The dudes question the appeal of movie director Quentin Tarantino and such crappy movies as Django Unchained.

#083: Asylum Interrupted

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Joey and Chris launch this episode, only to "put the governor back on." Early in the show, the dudes talk about Go Pro cameras and the use of drones. The Decemberists also get a shout-out from Chris.

Monday, November 3, 2014

#082: Trivial Pursuits

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The inmates are running the asylum in this episode. They talk TV and also get into extraordinary facts.

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Comic Book Hypotheticals

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Joey and Jami are back with another jam-packed special edition episode. This time around, they talk about comic book hypotheticals.

#081: Sing Like No One Can Hear You, Sh*t Like No One Can Smell You

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Kiesza kicks off this episode as the dudes break down the song Hideaway. They also discuss the dumpster fire that is Wal-Mart. Later, Chris gives a household hint for slow reaction speed of a toilet. After a discussion on self-help, the show ends with a look back on the 90s inspirational song Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen).

#080: I Am Lorde...Ya Ya Ya

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The dudes lead off with the epic South Park parody of Lorde. They also recall homecoming memories.

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Worst Super Hero Moments

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Joey and Jami are back with another special edition of the podcast. This time, they talk about some of the not-so-bright moments in super hero history.

#079: Magical Mystery Tour...of Indigestion

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The episode begins with the music of local legends, The Dick Nixons. Eventually, the dudes get around to chatting about television and movies. They get into an array of offerings online. The guys review Bad Grandpa, South Park, and Anthony Bourdain's travel shows. They also come up with an idea of a Dudes In A Room travel/food series.

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - Hail State; LSU escapes The Swamp

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The Dudes In A Room usual suspects look back on the week in college football, including the rise of Mississippi State and Ole Miss. They also break down LSU's win over Florida. Later, the guys take a look at the NFL standings. They also look ahead to the New Orleans Saints return after the bye week.

#078: Inmates Return For Round Two

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Joey and Chris steer the podcast ship through a discussion of Saturday Night Live then and now, Dating Naked, and the state of television leading to the awesomeness of streaming subscriptions (Netflix, Hulu, Crackle). They continue the chatter from the previous inmates show about people who cling to religious ideology, while not accepting reality on its own terms. The boys tell what it's like to think for yourself. The podcast ends with discussion of the Tool song Opiate.

Monday, October 6, 2014

#077: Working Man Blues

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Chris returns to the show after working his butt off for a few days. Early on, the dudes talk about the possibility of a Dudes In A Room Skycam for the podcast. The conversation then turns to jobs and careers. They get into the American Dream and if it's still attainable. Later, Mike reviews a few documentaries available on Netflix: Vanishing Pearls, Evergreen, and a PBS special on the year's events of 1964 and how it shaped the country's future.

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - LSU goes down to Auburn; New Orleans Saints overcome Tampa Bay in overtime; XFL memories

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It was shake-up Saturday in college football. Part of that was the downward spiral of LSU football. The dudes also go over the New Orleans Saints' win over the Tampa Bay Bucanneers. Plus, the guys recall some of the positives brought by the XFL.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#076: Imagine Mrs. Doubtfire Without It

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The dudes talk music again. They get into lists of the best songs by Led Zeppelin and the Beatles. They also weigh the accomplishments of Aerosmith over the course of their musical career. Later, the guys delve into the world of casinos.

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - New Orleans Saints flop at Dallas Cowboys; LSU finds quarterback ahead of Auburn game

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In this special edition, the dudes question the future of the New Orleans Saints after a disaster in Dallas against Tony Romo's Cowboys. Can Sean Payton salvage the season for the black and gold? Also, LSU struggled early against New Mexico State, but ended up discovering a new starting quarterback.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#075: Is Rock Music Dead?

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This episode delves into rock music as a mainstream genre. Is rock and roll dead? Later in the show, the dudes talk about movies, television, and documentaries.

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - New Orleans Saints win over Minnesota Vikings; LSU upset by Mississippi State

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Mike and Joey look back on the weekend that was in Louisiana football. The show leads off with talk of the NFL standing after the third week of action. They also get into the New Orleans Saints, winners for the first time this season, as they topped the Minnesota Vikings. Mike showers his praises on the glory that is the ESPN Skycam. The guy then analyze the improbable near-comeback in the LSU vs. Mississippi State game.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Current Video Games and Comics

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The dudes go nerd once again for this special edition episode. The show leads with video game chat. They also talk comics.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - New Orleans Saints fall to Cleveland Browns

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Chris phones in with a report from the New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns NFL game in Ohio. Mike and Chris discuss the Saints' second loss of the season. Later, they talk about the week in college football, including LSU's win over UL-Monroe. Toward the end, the dudes rant about the latest news of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.

#074: Inmates Running The Asylum

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Joey and Chris host their first episode together. The show kicks off with the dudes chatting about the epic comedian Lewis Black. They also talk about cults.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

#073: "She Peaked At RV"

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The dudes start the show talking about Lana Del Rey and Nancy Sinatra. In talking about Chris' upcoming trip to Cleveland, they discover a bizarre song about the Cleveland Browns. Then the dudes go from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to popular music.

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - New Orleans Saints upset in NFL Week One

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The dudes try to make sense of the New Orleans Saints' season-opening loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the first week of NFL action. They break down the shootout, powered by Drew Brees and Matt Ryan. The guys also talk about the week in college football, including LSU's blowout win over Sam Houston State and McNeese State's attempt at an upset.

#072: More Favorite Cover Songs

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The dudes keep going with their review of interesting cover songs.

#071: Interesting Cover Songs

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This episode kicks off with a visit to a restaurant. This show centers on interesting cover songs. Also, the podcast was recorded while news broke of the celebrity photo scandal.

Monday, September 1, 2014

#070: My Eyes Hurt!

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The dudes analyze pop songs by the likes of Becky G. They break down "Bang Bang" and "All About That Bass." Later, the guys blast Nikki Minaj. The conversation also turns to the group United Nations.

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - LSU rallies over Wisconsin and New Orleans Saints roster set

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In their second special edition episode, the Dudes In A Room pod-casters turn their attention to the LSU vs. Wisconsin season opener in Houston. They talk about how the Tigers turned the table to pick up the win. Also, they continue to preview the New Orleans Saints as they prepare to kickoff the 2014 NFL season. Later, they go over a few hypothetical scenarios for the playoffs and Super Bowl.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nerd-cast (Special Edition) - Comic Book Talk

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Joey and special guest Jami join forces for the first in a line of nerd episodes. The guys chat about comic books in this initial episode.

Monday, August 25, 2014

#069: He's Like The Chupacabra

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The Dudes In A Room trio return to their nerd roots and talk about the past and present state of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Louisiana Football Gumbeaux (Special Edition) - New Orleans Saints and College Preseason Preview

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In this special episode, the guys from the Dudes In A Room show break down the upcoming football season. This podcast focuses on the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers, and the outlook for the NFL and college football season.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

#067: The American Dream Is Kind Of B.S.

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The show launches with the midnight special, Vampire Weekend. The dudes chat about Chris, who has been on a Disney World vacation. They then turn to jobs and careers. Is the American Dream more of a nightmare? Arctic Monkeys close the episode.

Monday, August 11, 2014

#066: Swing From The Chandelier

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Early in this episode, the dudes analyze Forrest Gump. They also talk about how people say ignorant things about places they've never been. Eventually, the conversation turns to Robin Williams and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The podcast ends on Sia's Chandelier.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

#065: $40,000 A Year Millionaires

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A classic Brand New tune opens the episode, prompting a discussion on the genres of music. Early in the show, the dudes talk about JFK and other assorted documentaries on Netflix. Eventually, the conversation steers to the herd mentality of fashion.

Monday, August 4, 2014

#064: Favorite Podcasts

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The show launches with the epic arena anthem Sirius. Early on, Metallica enters the conversation. Then they jump on Naked Dating, the television show, that is. Eventually, the dudes go over the podcasts they love to download. Included in the list: Classic Loveline, Stuff You Should Know, Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew, Real Time with Bill Maher, Clark Howard, Mark Levin, Rachel Maddow, and Freakonomics. Also in this episode, the dudes gauge interest in launching a special football edition of the podcast. The Misfits close out the show.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

#063: What Da Hook Gon Be?

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An interesting mix of Lorde and a squeaky chair kick off this episode. Once again Iggy Azalea and how hard she's trying to have street cred comes up. The dudes also talk about their guest spot on the Heroes and Villains podcast. Later, they analyze the What Da Hook Gon Be video. Eventually, the dudes get into a conversation on industry moving in. They also chat about gentrification.

Monday, July 28, 2014

#062: Gentlemen In The Parlour

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This episode begins with the dudes trying their hand at a non-explicit program. Soon enough, the show goes into the blasty rock of Puddle of Mudd, and back to its explicit roots. Apparently, the recording computer was on the fritz because there are a few skips in this episode, culminating with a complete meltdown at the end. But the dudes salvage what they can, and make lemonade out of lemons. Just a heads up to our listeners...the problems was on our end, so don't be concerned about your devices. Back to the show, this one is jam-packed with the dudes' usual freestyling of topics. Set to Lorde, the dudes get real early in the episode.. Later, they go over the classic tune Level by The Raconteurs. The topic of Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs come up as well. Also, the dudes talk about the legendary Honey Badger. Speaking of legends, Louisiana's colorful governor (many times over) Edwin Edwards comes up in the conversation. Also, they chat about an interesting documentary on John F. Kennedy called JFK: One P.M. Central Standard Time. The show closes out with some Genesis.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#061: I'm About To Get Naked In Here

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Steve Harvey: "I'm about to get naked in here!"

Opening with an ode to Lindsay Lohan, the three dudes catch up on their latest happenings. Eventually, they get into the lovely drummer Meytal Cohen. That leads to samples of other interesting drumming sensations. Of course, the drum-off between look-a-likes Chad Smith and Will Ferrell makes the discussion. The dudes check out several viral videos in this episode. Somehow, Katy Perry's Birthday enters the conversation. Later, they talk about the comedic stylings of the great Steve Harvey, including his hosting duties on Family Feud. The topic of begging also comes up.

Monday, July 21, 2014

#060: Weird Al, Aubrey Plaza, and Hipster Music

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The podcast starts with a parody of a public radio interview with a hipster band member. The dudes chat about Keane in the show's kickoff. Then the conversation turns to the musical stylings of Bon Iver and Skrillex. Eventually, they get to the majesty of the great Weird Al Yankovic. The dudes also debate the merits of Aubrey Plaza. Somehow breastaurants like Hooters and Twin Peaks enter the conversation. Later, they talk about Shaq's era as Shaq Diesel. Former football star Kyle Turley reinvents himself as a musician. The episode comes full circle with more Keane.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

#059: Country Bar Commercials, State Names, and Sleepy Public Radio

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The show kicks off with a country bar skit and classic Tool tune. The dudes hold a conversation about traditional radio and podcasting. Later, they go over an interesting Mental Floss article about the origins of state names. Make sure to check out the mid-point country music radio commercial parody. The dudes then make light of NPR. The episode ends with some old school Offspring.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

#058: Un-floor-able

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This episode launches in with a tune from Regular Show. Early in the podcast, the dudes dredge up the What's Happening theme song. That leads to a discussion of old television shows. The second half of the show picks up on a different day. The dudes complain about reality television and other various cheap productions.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

#057: But That Ain't None Of My Businesss...

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The dudes talk about the legacy of rockers Queens of the Stone Age in the early minutes of this podcast. That leads to a discussion about post-rock bands like Moving Mountains. They also look back on their own band glory days. Eventually, the dudes delve into the meme of Kermit the Frog making sassy remarks. The love affair with Iggy Azalea also continues in this show. Of course, I'm So Fancy gets a spin. Is Charli XCX the secret to success? Somehow, Prince comes up next. Later, the dudes check out a rant Joey Diaz unleashed on Joe Rogan's podcast. They then coast into a conversation about the classic movie Falling Down. The epic Kate Upton comes up later. This show definitely eaerned its explicit rating. The dudes also debate the terms snowball and snowcone. Comedian George Lopez is discussed as well. The episode goes out on the Bloodhound Gang's A Lap Dance Is Always Better When The Stripper Is Crying.

Monday, July 7, 2014

#056: People Are Out Of It

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This episode kicks off with the trio of dudes talking about the music and style of Pharell Williams. That leads them to the back story of the show's art. Eventually, they get into the Independence Day holiday weekend. The dudes then sing the praises of the Rush classic Tom Sawyer. Later, they delve into a recent shooting on Bourbon Street. The concept of the womb-to-prison pipeline comes up during the conversation. In talking about fireworks, the dudes chat about how many people stared at their phones instead of watching the show. Yes, Iggy Azalea comes up in this show as well. Circa Survive closes the show.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

#055: 'merica and First World Problems

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The show drives right in with a cover of the classic Fast Car. This podcast leads off with a rant about the hit-or-miss Internet service in the bunker. The dudes also chat about the fast-paced world of roller derby after Joey's excursion to New Orleans. Fortunately, he was two hours away from being in the French Quarter during a shooting on Bourbon Street. Eventually, that leads to a conversation about the of casinos. The talk turns deep when the dudes get into the socio-economics of where people live. The episode ends with the dudes talking over a tune by A Perfect Circle.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

#054: Steele 4 Real Drops In

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The dudes launch this show with the epic 80s tune Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Early in the episode, Chris jumps into the $25 Rock Band game. The twist? Free agency is introduced. Find out who gets picked up from the street to join Chris' all-star group. About midway through the show, the great Steele pops into the room. Something of an internet celebrity, the dudes find out what it takes to become an online sensation. Later, they break down Steele's trip through a car wash. They also tackle the topic of beanie babies as an investment.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

#053: Weather Rants Part Two

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This show features a second weather station parody. Early on, Joey talks about his guest spot on the Heroes and Villains podcast. Here's the link: http://heroesandvillains.libsyn.com/heroes-and-villains-76-x-forces-domino-with-joey-tortorich. The dudes eventually get into a chat about the Rock Hall of Fame. Later, Chris goes off on a weather rant. That leads to a conversation on the lovely ladies of weather broadcasting.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

#052: Weather Men

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The episode kicks off with a parody of hurricane weather reports. The dudes trio talks about the weather reporting business. They also get into the tiny house concept, including a documentary on the trend. Another topic that comes up: MMA.

#051: Phone Upgrades, Car Buying, and Fast Food

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This podcast gets started with the dudes talking about backup singers. That leads to them delving into classic songs like Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones. They then get into the process of buying a new phone and car. Later, the dudes chat about the popularity of fast food places.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

#050: $25 Rock Band

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The 50th episode of the podcast launches with something that grinds our gears - dentists. They then take Matt Norlander's challenge of creating an all-star rock band. Find out where the legendary rockers land on their lists. The show closes over a cover of a classic Journey tune.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#049: Car Talk

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The dudes welcome a guest who has been there and done that when it comes to automobiles. Cy was kind enough to share his wisdom with the gang once again. Early in this episode, they chat about storied Route 66. Later, they go over classic cars.

Monday, June 9, 2014

#048: I'm So Fancy

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The show kicks off with the dudes picking apart the hit song Fancy and the newfound stardom of Iggy Azalea. How does a white female model from Australia climb the charts as a rap artist? We don't know either. Joey, who joins the podcast a little late, saves Executive Producer Teddy from springing his way to freedom. The conversation eventually turns to the supposed rapper Macklemore, craptastic Kesha, and permanently-duckfaced Lana Del Rey. The dudes eventually get to the mentality of click bait.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#047: Cy Returns

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The dudes' grandfather makes a second appearance on the podcast, this time talking about his history in music. His musical journey includes a stint in the LSU Tiger Marching Band, and stage time with the great Fats Domino.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

#046: Don't Look Ethel (A Tribute To Ray Stevens)

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It's high time the dudes honor the great Ray Stevens. The trio talks about the tradition of the compact disc early in the show. They also chat about casinos and so-called gaming. Stick around to find out why modern country music is lame.

Monday, May 26, 2014

#045: Memorial Day 2014

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Join the dudes as they celebrate Memorial Day. They kick off the show with a cover of the Lee Greenwood classic God Bless the USA. They eventually get into a conversation about the current state of music...once again.

Monday, May 19, 2014

#044: Made For TV

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The show starts with a postmodern version of the Miley Cyrus hit We Can't Stop. That leads to talk of the Billboard Awards show. They talk about Katy Perry, Lorde, and the craptastic Imagine Dragons. The dudes then get into the state of television. The conversation involves Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. Television has come a long way from the days of general audience shows like The Beverly Hillbillies and Gilligan's Island. That leads to a comparison of television to the business models of big-box retailers and boutiques. Later, they bring up the great Neil deGrasse Tyson. They also get around to some Simpsons talk. The show closes with some old-school Black Flag.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#043: Return of Hardcore Hits

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This podcast launches with some classic Metallica from the Mission Impossible 2 era. The trio of dudes then kick off a conversation about the band's journey from their metal roots into new directions. That gives way to several Hardcore Hits being played. Strap in for some Lorde, Katy Perry, and much more. Later, they complain about how good kids these days have it with technology. They recall the struggle of watching the late-night antics of the great Craig Kilborn.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#042: Dead Or Alive

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The dudes kick off the show with a typical interaction between a video game novice and game store employee. This podcast delves into the timeless question: Costco or Sams Club? Later, Chris brings in a list of celebrities who surprisingly died before their times. The show closes with some classic Isaac Hayes.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#041: Moving Out Of State

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This episode begins with some traditional Mexican music in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. They briefly discuss the holiday. The trio of dudes then try to figure out Chris' wireless internet woes. They also delve into class reunion talk. The dudes eventually speculate about their former pre-school as currently serving as a crack house. That leads to a conversation on life in Louisiana, in particular, focusing on job opportunities. They talk about the prospect of moving out of state. Inequality For All, a documentary by Robert Reich, comes up later.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

#040: Hardcore Hits Edition (Old School Music)

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The show launches with a classic Billy Joel song, We Didn't Start The Fire. Chris and Mike start the podcast by explaining what constitutes a hardcore hit. Later, they talk about the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, which tells the stories of talented backup singers. Eventually, they delve into discussions of actual hardcore hits. The dudes also play short clips of the songs. If you like oldies, you'll want to check out this episode. Several genres are covered, as well as novelty songs.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

#039: Childhood Crushes (Then And Now)

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This episode kicks off with a skit featuring a new character, the nerdy waiter. They then launch into the podcast with the ever-so timely Cult of Personality. The three dudes have an early conversation about their college days. They eventually delve into the topic of childhood crushes. Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman, Christine Taylor, and many others are discussed. Debbe Dunning prompts a trip down memory lane revolving around Home Improvement. The podcast closes with the show's epic theme song.

Monday, April 28, 2014

#038: The Good Old Days (Classic Food/Beverages, Kids These Days, and Broken Homes)

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The DJs from a lame 1980s radio station introduce this episode. The trio of dudes briefly look back on In Living Color and the stars who came from the show. Naturally, that leads to talk of the great Teddy Pendergrass. They eventually get into a list of discontinued foods and beverages from the 1990s, back when the dudes grew up. Take a trip down memory lane with the guys in this podcast. Later, you won't want to miss the dudes complain about kids these days.They also talk about modern parenting norms. For the complete Ranker list, see: http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-discontinued-1990s-foods-and-beverages/brian-gilmore.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

#037: People From High School (Nikki Minaj, Tipping, and RVs)

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The episode launches to the sounds of Radiohead. Early on, the dudes discuss the process of choosing music for the podcast. They then introduce a rather interesting version of the Miley Cyrus hit We Can't Stop. Their musical journey eventually moves into the infamous Nikki Minaj Super Bass cover by Sophia Grace Brownlee (See YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/C7hTAp6KrGY).

The conversation then turns to minimum wage jobs and tipping waiters and other service workers. Somehow, they end up talking about Fiat cars. Later, the dudes try to make financial sense of buying and maintaining a recreational vehicle.

Monday, April 21, 2014

#036: Name That College (Punk Covers, The Color Run, and College Towns)

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This podcast kicks off with a little truth in advertising. That is, a Cajun-flavored greasy spoon ad. The trio of dudes are back, launching with some talk of the Punk Goes series (Punk Goes Pop and such, covering hit songs). Early on, Mike proclaims his newfound love of the AMC television series Mad Men. Somehow, they get into the local job market, which includes a position known as "hole watch." The conversation eventually turns to Demi Moore. Later, they dive into The Color Run, a crazy colorful 5K that recently came to Baton Rouge. Their conclusion? Fun and run don't mix. Mike also dishes about his run-in with police. Toward the end of the show, they play a quiz game of sorts where they tie a university with its location.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#035: The Granddaddy Of Them All (No, Really)

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After months of asking, the dudes' grandfather, Vincent "Cy" Tortorich gets his big break to appear on the podcast. They chat about their Louisiana roots, Cajun country, and history. The conversation then turns to their shared love of travel, including the Great Race. They talk about the antique car race, which spans the length of the country, and even once across North America. The travel chat continues with the Natchez Trace, which meanders through Mississippi. That leads to talk of the Texas Hill Country and historic Route 66. They eventually get back to Louisiana, chatting about Swamp People and such. Later, the talk turns to Cy's collection of cars, many of which have been used in movies and television.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

#034: WrestleMania 30 Wrap

 
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WrestleMania XXX in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans

Fresh off of WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, the dudes chat about the main event in the wrestling world. Chris, who actually attended, has lots of insights on the sights and sounds from the Superdome. By the way, this episode kicks off with a few disclaimers. The wrestling chat also includes talk of the lovely ladies involved. Later, they discuss people who leave their hometowns for greener pastures. Is it commendable to chase a dream? They get into a conversation about the great Meatloaf. The dudes also look back at all the good times they had in school.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

#033: Let Me Take A Selfie

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The show launches into a conversation between Joey and a country bumpkin who almost exclusively uses Southern sayings. Kicking off the episode, the dudes discuss what it must be like to be a hot young chick. Apparently, your phone blows up all day. That leads to a discussion about tried-and-true methods of meeting potential dates. They also talk about the importance of paying attention to details. Briefly, the dudes then introduce a few entries from their running personal dictionary. Later, they break down the novelty song #SELFIE by the Chainsmokers.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

#032: Are You A Creeper? (How To Hit On Hot Chicks In A Club)

DIAR Episode #032

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The dudes kick off the episode with a re-enactment of a typical conversation with a hot chick in a nightclub. Have a listen as Joey and Chris try to holler at a girl over the blazing sounds of that new Katy Perry. The show starts to the awesome 80s sounds of Phil Collins' Easy Lover. Early in the show, the dudes talk about wedding songs. Chris also recalls his Las Vegas nuptials. Later, they go over crazy nicknames.

Monday, March 31, 2014

#031: Smoking, Drunks, and Speed Traps

DIAR Episode #031

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Chris makes his triumphant return to the podcast, sitting in with Mike. They kick off the show chatting about addiction to smoking. They then get into a conversation about sleep. Then, the two dudes on a couch comment on crazy athletic endeavors. Mike talks about his adventures photographing sporting events and weddings. Later, they talk about the ongoing issue of drunk people. Toward the end of the episode, they rant about towns in Louisiana that make more than half of their police revenue from speed traps.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#030: Simpsons Trivia Mania

DIAR Episode #030

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Are you a Simpsons fan? The dudes love everything that involves the world of Springfield. In this show, they delve into trivia only hardcore Simpsons fans would know. Animals As Leaders kick off the show. They also joke about the current location of Chris. Somehow Carmen Sandiego enters the conversation. If you're a fan of the Simpsons, you won't want to miss this podcast. Also, the dudes make a wager on the music that will be played at an upcoming wedding. Will they break out the Cupid Shuffle?.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

#029: Is She Hot? (Lana Del Rey, Key of Awesome, and Pitbull)

DIAR Episode #029

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Lana Del Rey
The podcast leads off with a parody of a public radio interview with a country bumpkin. The show starts with Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness. The dudes then chat about the Key of Awesome spoof videos, particularly of Kesha and Pitbull, and Lorde. That leads to a conversation about bands that have fallen out of favor. They also discuss the music acts at the top of the current charts. The show ends with tips on making the best possible coffee.


Monday, March 17, 2014

#028: Band Or Porn (New Orleans Bounce, Lil Boosie, and South By Southwest Bands)

DIAR Episode #028

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Lil Boosie
This show starts with a rousing endorsement from the fictional Pathetic Podcaster. The dudes then get into the musical genre known as New Orleans Bounce. Find out why Miley Cyrus wasn't, in fact, twerking. That leads to a conversation about the favorite son of Baton Rouge, rapper Lil Boosie. Later, they introduce the new game that is sure to sweep the nation - Band Or Porn. Is it a band from South By Southwest or a form of pornography? Play along! They also delve into the trend of women wearing yoga pants in public. That includes talk of the violence that can be found in society. Late in the podcast, they go over a few movies worth watching.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

#027: Texas Hill Country Review (Adam Carolla Signing, Buc-ee's, and German Texans)

DIAR Episode #027

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Mike meeting Adam Carolla at Spec's in Austin.

Joey in Wimberley, Texas.
Joey and Dana at The Auslander.
Mike at Buc-ee's.

The episode starts with a parody of a Miley Cyrus concert radio commercial the dudes heard in the San Antonio area. The introduction includes the song Team by Lorde, which they heard frequently on the radio. While on their trip to the Texas Hill Country, they happen to meet Adam Carolla at a Mangria signing at Spec's in Austin. Days after the meet and greet (or is it greet and meet?), the photos from the event remain missing in action. Included in the chat about Texas Hill Country: Marble Falls, Wimberley, Johnson City, Boerne, Fredericksburg, and Kerrville. They also talk about their trip to the Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk. Then the conversation turns to the quality food. Later, Mike puts his psychology minor to good use as he comments on the Pavlovian response to Mexican music. They also rant about the music genre known as swamp pop. Eventually, they delve into the magical wonderland that is Buc-ee's Beaver. They also chat about the hipsters who were in Austin for South By Southwest. Late in the show, the dudes rant and rave about their experience with the German Texan culture, particularly their stop at The Auslander in Fredericksburg. Hat-tip to waitress Dana for the recommendations on the food, beer, and places to check out. The show closes with some Morrissey 80's Brit pop.

Friday, March 14, 2014

#026: Part 2 of Dudes In The Country (Texas Hill Country, San Antonio, and Austin)

DIAR Episode #026

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More than midway through their Texas-sized trip, the dudes provide a quick update on their ride through the Texas Hill Country. They go over a few of the quaint towns they visited, such as Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and Marble Falls. One of the highlights was learning of the German Texan culture. Of course, that meant partaking in some German beer and cuisine. They give a hat tip to their awesome waitress at the Auslander in historic Fredericksburg for offering so many helpful tips. Plus, they go over their trip to Austin in the midst of the South By Southwest Festival. Coincidentally, they ran into the pod-father himself, Adam Carolla, during a Mangria signing at Spec's. Not only did they get to shake hands with their hero, they also chatted and posed for a snapshot with the Aceman. Technical note: the audio was clipped at the end of this episode, but we'll pick up where we left off in the next show. We didn't want to trash the whole episode because of a minor issue.

#025: Part 1 of Dudes In The Country (Texas Hill Country, San Antonio, and Austin)

DIAR Episode #025

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What happens when two dudes travel through the Texas Hill Country in the spring? Why not listen and find out? Find out their insights on traveling through the hills in the Austin and San Antonio area of Texas. First, they had to figure out how to get out of Louisiana after experiencing some trouble on the road. In this episode, the dudes break down a lady with painted-on yoga pants at the car wash where their rig failed on them.

Friday, March 7, 2014

#024: Documentary Favorites (Netflix, Politics, and Public Radio)

DIAR Episode #024

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The dudes kick off this show spoofing public radio. They jump right into a conversation on a few of their favorite documentary films. Joey starts the ball rolling with A Band Call Death, which chronicles the story of a early punk rock act. They also chat about Regular Show. Getting back to documentaries, they bring up Pink Ribbons Inc., which focues on breast cancer research charity. Joey then delves into Indie Game, a Sundance award-winning feature about video games. Mike also throws in the political movie Mitt, a look behind the curtain at Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He also talks about a couple of Sarah Palin documentaries. Later, they go over The People vs. George Lucas, which explores the legacy of the Star Wars franchise. Schooled: The Price of College Sports also gets a nod from Mike. It argues the issues surrounding college athletes (or so-called "student-athletes"). Later, they discuss the film Heckler, which focuses on the heckling of comedians. Both agree on Hot Coffee, documentary that makes a persuasive argument on commonly-held misconceptions. Mars Volta closes this one.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

#023: Restaurant Freeloaders (Rap, Fast Food, and Managers)

DIAR Episode #023

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This episode leads off with a parody of urban radio commercials, followed by a 311 tune. The dudes jump right into a conversation about rap, including the latest song from Kanye West. Eventually, the topic turns from music to fast food. What attracts consumers to McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and Apple? Later, they talk about people complaining to managers at restaurants. Are they trying to get free food? They close with some Elvis Costello.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

#022: Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich Returns (Fitness Confidential, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ian Smith)

DIAR Episode #022

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Back for a second round, Mike chats with Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. They talk about an award nomination for Vinnie's audio book Fitness Confidential. The conversation then turns to podcasting. They even delve into the differences between the old-fashioned radio days and modern technology. How do people break through the noise of the Internet? They also recall their initial attempt at blogging. Later, they discuss the merits of actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. The conversation then turns to Serena Scott Thomas, Vinnie's girlfriend who infamously appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That leads to talk of the hottest women of the 70s and 90s, their respective "coming of age" decades. Was Jennifer Anniston the queen of the 90s? They then argue that Lisa Kudrow was the dark horse of the Friends trio. Sheryl Crow also gets thrown into the mix. They then get into Vinnie's infamous Oprah appearance. His show was so memorable, the Oprah Network did a Where Are They Now segment some 20 years later. Was Vinnie going for the cougars before it was even a thing? They also chat about Vinnie's mention on the Opie and Anthony Show. Somehow, Vinnie became entangled with Ian Smith and a weight loss competition. Roland Campos decided to go with Vinnie's method. Vinny Testaverde, despite Smith's insistence, had nothing to do with it. Later, they talk about French influences. The chat then turns to cross-country travel. The tourism talk includes a shout to the Amateur Traveler Podcast by Chris Christensen.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

#021: Worst Songs Ever (Line Dancing, Religulous, and Marching Bands)

DIAR Episode #021

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The dudes talk about songs they can't stand. This episode kicks off with the Rebecca Black trash-fest Friday. The barrage of garbage includes: Who Let the Dogs Out, Mambo Number Five, Macarena, Cupid Shuffle, If You Don't Want Me To, Bunny Hop, Laffy Taffy, The Whisper Song, Timber, Blue (Da Ba De), Sussudio, Shattered, Wild Wild West, and pretty much all new country. Later, the dudes bring up the Bill Maher movie Religulous. Also, can too much Sweet Home Alabama make you sick of it? The show wraps with a conversation on college marching band music. This one closes with the sounds of Dredg.

Friday, February 28, 2014

#020: Dating Game (Drake, Prince, and timeless music)

DIAR Episode #020

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Is Drake bringing back the 80s? The dudes discuss, comparing modern music to the timeless classics of Otis Redding. That transitions into a conversation about the dating game these days. Let's face it, dating is nothing but a game in the beginning. Has technology made dating easier? Guys and girls are both out there playing the game by their own rules. The dudes take a closer look at the phenomenon. Also, this episode's opening song leads into a conversation on Prince and his name change. That trails into a discussion of modern music, including Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Drake.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#019: Instagram Rising (Facebook, Twitter, and the Sylvester Stallone pen)

DIAR Episode #019

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This episode kicks off with a conversation about the social giant Instagram, following a snippet of the Dance Gavin Dance song Jesus H. Macy. The dudes look back on the early days of Facebook and Twitter. The in-depth conversation covers selfies to professional photographers. Somehow the Jen Selter Cupcake Challenge comes up again. Could you imagine if your whole life revolved around your butt? The dudes tackle this topic. Later, find out how Joey sold a Sylvester Stallone pen for thousands of dollars. The show wraps up with the classic Nirvana tune Drain You.

Monday, February 24, 2014

#018: Hipster Service (Tipping, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney)

DIAR Episode #018

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The dudes kick off this show with the Army Navy tune Silvery Sleds, then getting into Mardi Gras talk. They provide insights into parades, flashers, and the scrumtious king cake related to Fat Tuesday festivities. This episode also serves as the debut of the President Obama impression. Is it any good? You decide. That leads to a conversation about the Mitt Romney documentary, which follows his campaigns. Later, they talk about Real Time with Bill Maher. Eventually, they get into the poor service Joey received at a hipster bar. The dudes delve deeper into tipping. They then get into a discussion of Piccadilly cafeterias. Stick around until the end for an impression of over-the-top radio announcer.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

#17: Pretty Politics (S.E. Cupp, Ann Coulter, and Sarah Palin)

DIAR Episode #017

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S.E. Cupp
How did the Meredith Brooks song Bitch get Chris and Joey's class in trouble? Cool story, bro. The trip down memory lane turns to classic video games. Eventually, the dudes take on the lovely political pundit S.E. Cupp. Yowza. Could she be both brains and beauty? Conservative commentator Ann Coulter comes into the conversation as well. What about Sarah Palin being plucked from Alaska? The dudes then talk presidential politics, referencing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Later, they discuss the documentary Hot Coffee. The dudes also go off on schools.

#016: Dream Of The 90s (Hipsters, Hockey, and Peggy Scott Adams)


DIAR Episode #016

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Catherine Tate
This one starts with the Peggy Scott Adams hit Bill, a throwback from the 90s. Somehow that takes a turn to the Beatles. And, eventually, the conversation meanders to Morgan Fairchild. Plus, you guessed it...Morgan Freeman. The lovely Catherine Tate comes up as well. Later, the dudes recall some of the greatest finishes in football, including the Millsaps multiple lateral touchdown and the Music City Miracle. They also explore the tarnished legacy of Leon Lett. Eventually, they chat about the world of Canadian football and hockey. Eventually, they dig into the IFC series Portlandia and the Dream Of The 90s song. The epic Aubrey Plaza gets her due as well. Was Chris a hipster before it was a thing? The dudes discuss what it means to be a hipster. Also, Mike rants about his junk computer.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#015: Grown Men Talking Comics (Ninja Turtles, Batman,and Dumb Starbucks)

DIAR Episode #015

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How about a trip down memory lane? Robocop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ghostbusters kick off the show, after beginning with a classic 80s tune. Eventually, the topic turns to Dumb Starbucks. Later, the dudes discuss Disney and the NFL. The conversation then turns to the genesis of franchises like TMNT, Daredevil, and Punisher. For all the nerds out there, the dudes delve into lots of Batman banter. Yes, that includes 60s Batman. Also, find out where Chris started a Super Shredder chant. Near the end, the conversation turns to pro wrestling. Of course, the hot chicks of wrestling are recalled. Also, the dudes weigh in on the Winter Olympics and the evolution of slam dunks. Oh, and a modern rendition of The Immigrant Song ends the episode.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

#014: Tech Talk (Dated Music, Old School Computers, and Duran Duran)

DIAR Episode #014

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The dudes launch this episode with a classic Devo cover of Satisfaction, made famous originally by the Rolling Stones. That leads to a conversation about dated music. Somehow they dig up Ace of Base and Real McCoy. The music talk leads to a discussion on technological advances. From the cassette, to the compact disk, to the MP3, the dudes explore modern tech options. DVDs, 14.4k modems, and even Oregon Trail get coverage in this computing conversation. Later, they talk about jobs for people who are only interested in money. Duran Duran gets their due as well.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#013: Commercial Craziness (Advertising Antics, Dudes We Can't Stand, Travel Woes)

DIAR Episode #013

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This episode kicks off with the suggestive, sultry sounds of Selena Gomez. Chris jumps right into how commercials grind his gears. After largely migrating from commercial-filled television, we now must endure a bombardment of advertising online. After getting into a conversation on dudes they can't hang out with, the trio discusses the back story of executive producer Teddy. Later, they rant about kids with fancy cars. How are luxury purchases justified? The rants continue when the dudes turn to the subject of interstate highways and loops around cities.They also discuss high-speed rail and government intervention. Why are we stuck in traffic? They use the cluster that is Baton Rouge as an example.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

#012: Take A Stand (HuffPo, Biggest Loser, and Seinfeld)

DIAR Episode #012

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This show launches with the southern hip-hop sounds of Bubba Sparxxx. That leads to a conversation about race and rap. Somehow the lovely Kennedy (former MTV VJ and current Fox Business host) is brought up. Getting back on track, the dudes dig deeper into the shenanigans of the likes of Kanye West and Oprah. They eventually get into flame wars online, such as the Huffington Post Facebook page. Was Mike right for weighing in on the Biggest Loser extreme weight-loss controversy? Find out how a den of HuffPo readers responded. The dudes call out the show as a farce. They argue being skinny doesn't equate to health (since factors like drugs and smoking can curb appetite). Later, Mike tells a story about how he stood up to some jerk who tried to cheat at a contest for football tickets. Also, they chat about negativity in the media and entertainment. Stick around and you'll hear the dudes' take on Jerry Seinfeld calling out politically correct garbage. Near the end, Coke gets called out.

#011: Bill Clinton (Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Sizemore, Sex Allegations)

DIAR Episode #011
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This episode centers on an in-depth conversation of the latest Bill Clinton development (a supposedly fake sex scandal concerning Tom Sizemore and former model and actress Elizabeth Hurley). Tipping this one off with the epic tune "Doin' Da Butt," the topic soon turns to the powerhouse politician who once served as president. Was the whole story fabricated by a man in the throes of drug addiction? The conversation then switches to sex addicts. The dudes also delve into the previous sexual accusations against the former president. Even if guilty, how does it affect his marriage to Hillary Clinton? As noted, if Sizemore's story is totally made up, it oddly contains quite a bit of detail. The dudes also compare Clinton's legacy to other presidents, such as JFK. Somehow, this podcast ends with a weird hippy drum circle performance.

Friday, February 7, 2014

#010: Redneck Rich (Big Trucks, Bad Driving, and Borat)

DIAR Episode #010
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Douche Truck
This podcast explores the lifestyles of people who care way too much about their automobiles. Are people placing style over substance? The dudes rant about flashy cars and trucks versus more sensible vehicles. The show leads off with possibly the worst rendition of a Lionel Richie song ever. The dudes also explain the meaning behind "zero times zero" and "working up to a zero." Later, they chat about making fun of John Madden, Andrew Dice Clay, and becoming a well-known comedian. Then talk turns to the audacious concept of driving under the speed limit. Why are people so aggressive behind the wheel but mostly timid in public? The dudes delve in the psychology of driving. Once the alcoholic beverages arrive, they question the legality of a daiquiri named after Snoop Dogg. The topic then turns to Sacha Baron Cohen movies like Borat, Bruno, and The Dictator. Will Ali G rise again? Later, Chris tells the tale of his once-in-a-lifetime golf shot. Also, is Louisiana really Cancer Alley or is it just something rednecks like to say? Is Wal-Mart to blame for shutting down the mom-and-pop businesses? After the conversation turns to Erin Brockovich, it all somehow comes back around to Chris' improbable golf highlight. And, finally, it wouldn't be a Dudes In A Room podcast without a dash of Saints talk. The dudes look back fondly on the Jim Mora era.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

#009: Cupcake Challenge (Jen Selter, Memes, and Mardi Gras)

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Jen Selter and her ass
Will Jen Selter and Kim Kardashian take the Cupcake Challenge? We hope so. Speaking of Internet sensations, the three dudes chat about memes. After delving into the lore of the lovely Jen Selter, they get into a list of the most memorable memes. Sweet Brown, Antoine Dodson, and Struttin' That Ass all get their due. They also dig into David Letterman and Craig Kilborn moments that could have been memes. Later, the dudes weigh in on Mardi Gras and tourism. In a sports rant, does kicker Morten Andersen deserve a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? The show closes out with Lady Sovereign. Also, stay tuned for a State of the Podcast address.


Friday, January 31, 2014

#008: Go Berzerk (Pop Music, Comedians and Qualifications)

DIAR Episode #008

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The show kicks off with talk of sampling in music after playing a snippet of Eminem's Berzerk. That leads to a conversation on Macklemore, Dido, and Lorde. Later, they get into Jerry Seinfeld and how seemingly everything he touches turns to gold in the entertainment world. The dudes then chat about the highs and lows of the standup comedy game. That follows with a closer look at working as a DJ and photographer, especially in light of modern technology. Later, they delve into the finger-pointing game played by the news media. Toward the end, the show takes a turn for the political. Is Ron Paul crazy...or crazy like a fox?