The Dudes In A Room

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

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)

DIAR Episode #039
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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.