The Dudes In A Room

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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thrift Trader (Special Edition) - Intro to Scavenging and Reselling Online

Thrift Trader Podcast Episode #001
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Welcome to the Thrift Trader podcast, a new venture to the Dudes In A Room network of podcasts. Early in the epdisode, Mike and Joey talk about the genesis of Thrift Trader. They talk about the variety of approaches to buying and selling online through platforms such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and others. They discuss such topics as retail arbitrage, thrift shopping, item value, etc. Mike tells of his start with listing and selling online. Over time, eBay became his go-to outlet. They get into a conversation about finding the time to go out and buy stock. Mike delves into his perspective of the "fast nickel or slow dime" selling mindset. The guys compare online seller sourcing to how a large corporation like Wal-Mart sources items like bottled water. Later, they discuss a couple vintage finds: a 1985 Muppet Babies Rowlf and a 1986 World Exposition trucker hat. That leads to a conversation about selling clothes to men versus women. They also compare and contrast big-city people to country folks when it comes to buying habits.

Wrestling Ruined My Life (Special Edition) - Luke and Chris Introduction

DIAR Episode: Wrestling Ruined My Life
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Love wrestling talk? You're in the right place. Chris and Luke introduce themselves to the Dudes In A Room podcast network. This episode represents their first foray into podcasting on the topic of wrestling. As friends for many years, the guys talk about their history as wrestling enthusiasts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dudes In A Room: Review of Maximo: Ghosts to Glory PlayStation 2 video game

#123: New Ventures, Bernie Sanders Rally Uproar, and Cover Songs

DIAR Episode #123
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The dudes launch into the show with a punk cover of Since You've Been Gone. Early on, they announce some of their new ventures on the horizon. The dudes look to expand more into the video realm. Joey will delve into the video game world with his clips. Later, they talk about presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who was forced to step aside at his own rally in Seattle due to protesters. The guys also go over lists of the most liberal cities, and favorite music artists by state. The show closes out with more cover songs, complete with commentary.

#122: Comedy, Selling on eBay, and New Music

DIAR Episode #122
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The guys kick off this show paying homage to Jim Gaffigan's unofficial theme song. They talk about comedians off the top, including Todd Barry. The conversation eventually turns to presidential candidate Donald Trump. They talk about how jobs may appear easy from the outsider's view, but really aren't. The topic then turns to selling items online through eBay. The conversation includes Joey's big sale of a collectible pen that he won in a contest. They chat extensively about buying and selling through the Internet. Toward the end, they delve into the new music scene, commenting over a few clips.

#121: It Works For Them...Until It Doesn't

DIAR Episode #121
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The dudes launch this episode talking about modern rock. They also discuss how Garth Brooks can still draw fans to concerts after so many years. The conversation turns to the eggshells so many people walk on through life.

#120: Cooking, Psychopaths, and Beatles Songs

DIAR Episode #120
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The guys talk about RVs early in this episode. They eventually get into cooking versus eating at restaurants. Later, they go over posts from the Dudes In A Room Facebook page, including the lovely weather woman Yanet Garcia. They also go over professions chock-a-block with psychopaths, the NFL going without helmets, the horros of fast food joints, and skippable Beatles songs.

#119: Music, Movies, and Politically Correct Culture

DIAR Episode #119
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The dudes kick off the episode with a classic Pretenders tune, prompting a conversation about real music. Eventually, they get into movie talk. The dudes chat about a variety of movies from over the years, and a few modern flicks. Later, the conversation turns to the debate over politically correct culture. The show ends with a Nirvana cover.

#118:Current State Of Music, Caitlyn Jenner, and Rachel Dolezal

DIAR Episode #118
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The dudes launch into this podcast with the sounds of Swervedriver, an English alternative rock band. That sends the guys into a conversation about the current state of modern rock music. They also get into the country music scene. The latest from Keith Urban comes up, as well as Steve Tyler's venture into country. Eventually, they stumble on the lovely Kacey Musgraves. The podcast then turns to some of the top news topics: Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and police issues.

#117: I Don't Know How Anybody Does Anything

DIAR Episode #117
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This podcast kicks off with a classic rocker from Yes. Joey is back from Florida. Mike and Joey get right back into their free-form podcasting style. Later, they cover articles from the Dudes In A Room Facebook page.

#116: Memorial Day, News, NFL uniform changes

DIAR Episode #116
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The dudes return for a Memorial Day weekend show featuring Chris and Mike. Off the top of the show, they observe a moment of silence. Chris goes over some interesting information about the Memorial Day observance. The guys discuss a few recent news stories. At about the hour mark, they talk about name-brand hats. Toward the end, the guys talk about the changes over the years to NFL uniforms.

#115: You're Cutting Out A Little Bit

DIAR Episode #115
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The dudes are back with a fresh podcast. This episode kicks off with calming sounds of Passenger's Rolling Stone. After literally talking about the weather, Skype displays precisely how awesome it can be. Was it Skype or was it Internet connection issues? That sends the guys down memory lane, recalling the days of downloading a jpeg of Carmen Electra. Eventually, they just break down and go for the traditional phone call. They propose creating an app to simulate the slow Internet speeds they grew up fighting in the 1990s. The guys chat about life in Florida versus Louisiana. The conversation then turns to Bill Maher's HBO show Real Time. They discuss the infamous trading of barbs between Sam Harris and Ben Affleck. Later, the guys give their opinions of the plan to change the rules for extra points in the NFL. They recall the miracle finish that wasn't for the New Orleans Saints against the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2003. After an improbable lateral-filled touchdown, the game-tying extra point sailed wide, giving the Jaguars the win (YouTube: