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Blerd Radio Season Whatever, Episode 4: We Think You Might Like It

Yes, folks, it's the inevitable Holiday edition of the Blerd Radio podcast. Big Money is joined by staff members Mike Duquette, Michael Parr and Zack (Gonzo) Stiegler to spread holiday cheer throughout this great nation of ours by discussing all that's glorious and bright in pop culture. In this episode, we discuss favorite holiday songs, gift recommendations (SOCKS!!) and the real meaning of Christmas, but we also express confusion at the recent John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John reunion. As far as non-holiday stuff, topics of discussion include the recently released iTunes 11, and the best music of 2012. Much like Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz, we do a lot of laughing at our own jokes, but unlike Fallon and Sanz, we're actually funny. Ho ho ho!!!!!

Direct download: December_10_Podcast.mp3
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Blerd Radio Volume Whatever, Episode 3: Roundball Soundoff Live! (AKA Ball Don't Lie)

For the latest episode of Blerd Radio, Big Money is joined by occasional co-host GG, as well as Jay and Marc who co-host the New York Knicks podcast ( Marc is forced to join the podcast via cell phone, which results in worse audio quality but no difference in piss and vinegar than if he was live. We discuss the worst NBA team names in history (inspired by the New Orleans Pelicans,) and the Knicks podcasters waste no time talking junk about the Brooklyn Nets. We also pay tribute to the basketball genius of Rasheed Wallace, wish Larry Bird a happy birthday, talk about the Kobe Assist statistic, and of course, we talk at length about our beloved (well, 75% beloved) Knickerbockers. Hell, there's even a Waiting for Godot reference!!

Direct download: December_7_Podcast_JayMarcGGFinal.mp3
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It's Saturday, and that cold, empty feeling that comes with the work week is slowly melting away. How could it get any better? How 'bout a new episode of Blerd Radio for your ears to enjoy?

This episode has a fun little history. Regular co-host Dr. Gonzo suggested a great topic about film soundtracks, but had to bow out of recording. In his absence, Big Money, Mike Duquette and Michael Parr engaged the talents of another non-Mike: Dave Lifton, noted author and co-host of The Popdose Podcast. Together, the quartet engaged in the usual repartee of pop-cultural insights, current events (Taylor Swift being particularly prominent) and immature jokes in late October with an eye to releasing the episode by Halloween.

Of course, anyone who remembers the last week of October on the East Coast remembers the temporary power outages and other serious inconveniences offered by Superstorm Sandy; combine that with increasingly busy schedules (against the task of whittling down the group's rambling!), and it seemed as if the episode would never see the light of day. But, this once-lost episode is now found!

So sit back and relax as the Mikes (and Dave) wax nostalgic about their favorite soundtracks, as well as the (de)evolution of the soundtrack compilation as a whole and the memories that soundtrack songs are quick to conjure up. As a special treat, we've also dropped a Spotify playlist featuring some of the killer cuts we mentioned - the perfect antidote to hearing Parr, as always, greet Big Money with a hearty "Ssssssexual Chocolate!"

Enjoy this latest episode of Blerd Radio, and look for a new one sooner rather than later!

Direct download: Blerd_Radio_November_final.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:00am EDT