The Dudes In A Room

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

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)

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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)

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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)

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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.