Welcome to the Fake, Politically-Motivated Re-Opening of Portland! We’ve got naked street showers, the worst hot dogs in all of sports, and more scumsucking wannabe VC douchebags than any three cities put together, baby!
We’ve got a lot to unpack in this episode, including Kyle’s misspent income, good vs bad rednecks, YouTube TV, and FREEDOM, now in phone form.
Streaming uncut over a bed of new, hot, royalty-free theme music, your favorite podcasting warrior endures the reopening of a city, the perils of autocorrect, and horrors of Facebook, all in a taxing 41-minute monologue the likes of which this world hasn’t seen in at least a week.
Welcome to the new normal. Nothing is funny anymore.
Consider for a moment the absurdity of defining someone by their age, their race, their gender, or where they’re from. Alternately, consider the ridiculousness of describing something by the most obvious trait you could possibly think of and then feeling proud of yourself for doing so. Welcome to modern media, and I’ve had about enough.
Just over a year after her last appearance, longtime friend Betsy Clayton joins to discuss doing your own thing for the right reasons and how bloated radio networks are the new elephant in the podcast room, but there are myriad other reasons to dislike them. Fair warning, this sucker weighs in at over 90 minutes, or about how long it takes to watch the average Jet Li film. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which is a better use of your time.
Awakened (awoke?) from a 12 minute nap, our hero (me) is enraged by an entitled a**hole with zero regard for manners, taste, and the needs of the very audience she claims to want to serve… And I decided to whine about it for a half hour, because I need a life and I REALLY NEED TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
After experiencing some technical difficulties last week, we’re finally back with a new episode. Topics include: the Biden Crime Family, Catholic parents, blaming everything on the “New Normal,” VIP stadium parking, Sabrina’s new career path, and a brand new device for recording podcasts that even a brain-dead dolt like myself can use.
Everything old is new again.
Hiatuses are for people who actually accomplish things. Me, I’m taking a break because there are more important things for you and I to be focused on right now.
Oh yeah and fuck Ted Wheeler.
Oregon historian, walking tour guide, and local podcast legend Doug Kenck-Crispin of Oregon History joins to discuss guns in deep southeast Oregon, the lasting impact of the ‘rona on our state, and how poorly local television treat their precious historic footage. And if you haven’t yet subscribed to the Kick Ass Oregon History podcast, shame on you, you need to fix that. I guarantee it’s at least 30% more life-enriching than sitting around waiting to trade Twitter barbs with Fake President Trump.
After a significant but unintentional delay, the podcast returns with a cross-Atlantic talk with my good pal (or “mate”) Jack. Jack is based in the UK, where the fear of rolling ones ankle or “visiting hospital” is far greater than some silly Coronavirus. In the course of an hour we solve the gun violence problem, discover obscure British laws, and ponder our smartphone inflicted thumbs.
Speaking of smartphones, are you doing enough to protect yours? If not, might I suggest you look into a rugged and stylish phone case from the geniuses at Urban Armor Gear? UAG phone cases are so goddamn good, I bought 4. Seriously. Their smartwatch straps and MacBook shells are legit too.
Flying solo because social distancing made it so. Today’s podcast explores themes of heroism, boredom, and the delight we take in performing mundane tasks when we’re not allowed to do so. Oh yes, and Pat Robertson’s 700 Club is mentioned a few times, so if you’re squeamish at all, you may want to avoid his television program.
Former pdx.fm podcast personality and BFF @betsywhim joins for more musings from the Coronavirus frontlines. Topics include familial Facebook failings, pit dumping, multi-purpose podcast-branded apparel, and Obama really is to blame for pretty much everything.
Former local podcaster Jeff Peart joins to discuss the complexity of modern video games, the day live sports disappeared, Elon Musk: Dark Knight, and having your website domain repurposed for sexual inclusivity.
Be sure to visit jeffpeartshow.com using your company-issued work computer.