The Blerd Radio Podcast

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Blerd Radio is back.

We're fresh from the month of May and joining us are some of our favorite people: Mike Duquette, Michael Parr, and Zack "Dr. Gonzo" Stiegler. 

This episode finds us going on more tangents than usual. Key topics include

*the return of Daft Punk, and other reasons why May is going to be an awesome month for new music

*you'll find out what "twee music" entails.

*Will Ferrell is NOT as bad as Adam Sandler

*How does Lauryn Hill owe the government money and Pras doesn't? (also, Dr. Gonzo makes an incredibly labored Lauryn Hill pun...)

*Dr. Gonzo makes up for the pun by discussing his efforts running the Pittsburgh Marathon.

*Mariah Carey loves the Eighties!*

*A discussion about Parr's baby leads into the topic of adult onesies (leading to the quote that provides this podcast with its title)

*The new Superman is packing some serious salami in the downstairs department.

*A sendoff to Kris Kross's Chris Kelly leads to the unanimous complaint that it should be easier to figure out where the back and the front are on men's underwear.

*Big Money tells an incredibly gross Record Store Day story

*John Mayer returns!

*Recommendations

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Direct download: May_6_Podcast.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

Welcome to another thrilling episode of Blerd Radio! In this episode, Big Money is joined by Demick, from the Fantasy Bookies site and podcast. Of course, there is nothing about fantasy bookmaking discussed. Hell, there's barely anything about sports discussed. But you will find out...

*The origins of the name "Demick," as well as the names that Demick uses whenever he has to reserve a table at a restaurant (or at Panera Bread.)

*The greatness of the actor we all know and love as "Leon."

*Television programming; more specifically the OWN Network, which just debuted a LaToya Jackson reality show.

*Is Michelle Obama the new Oprah?

*What the hell is The Wobble?

*Living Colour at Wrestlemania (the podcast begins with a few seconds of "I Want To Know," which can be found on their debut album Vivid.

*Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's "Accidental Racist", the inequity of trading "gold chains" for "iron chains," and is Paisley really Brad's last name?

*White people using the "N" word and why it's wrong.

*Who is the Bob Dylan of rap? Hint: it ain't Jay-Z.

*The increase of long-term story arcs in television and where it started.

*The artistic merit of Chris Brown (and an unintentional crack from Demick that involves the music of Brown "not striking him."

*Your responsibliity as a famous person.

*Bands that don't play their big hit, epecially when it's their ONLY hit.

*Why does Rick Ross have a sneaker deal?

You can find Demick at the Fantasy Bookies website, and also on Twitter.

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Direct download: 4_13_Mike_Demick.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Get your boogie shoes on (or crank up those power chords if that's your thing) because the Popblerd crew has devoted an hour to talking about the Seventies!

Check out our list of the 100 Best Albums of the Seventies

In this episode of Blerd Radio (featuring Big Money Mike, Zack, Mike D, and special guest Jay Kumar from Competely Conspicuous,) you will hear about:

-The fact that only one of the co-hosts actually lived through the decade in question, and another of our co-hosts wasn't even born until 3/4 of the way into the following decade. 

-What the podcast contributors are drinking (hint: we're all pretty boring)

-Why Zack hates Chicago (and Kansas...and..Asia?)

-Why EVERYONE (except Big Money) hates The Eagles. Oh, excuse me--EAGLES.

-The term "fat sweaty guy angst" is coined to discuss rock star Meat Loaf.

-Koomdogg's introduction to the world of music...via the Village People.

-The Ringo Starr Record Store Day release (no, really.)

-Our enduring and undying love for Stevie Wonder

-A lovely VMA moment featuring Stevie getting stranded on stage by Will Smith, Kool Moe Dee, and most of Dru Hill.

-"The Beatles Pass."

-We invoke our temporarily sidelined co-host Michael Parr in a variety of discussions. It's almost like he's there! Well, kind of? Hmmm...not really.

We also discuss in detail each of the albums that made the top 10 on our list. I attempted to mix in a portion of a song from each album into the podcast, but that pursuit quickly became futile. So, sorry everyone.

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Direct download: 70s_Podcast.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

On this free wheeling episode of Blerd Radio, Big Money is joined by author, pop culture critic, and all-around mensch Dave Smokler.

Topics covered include:

-"Oz the Great and Powerful": Why's everyone hating?

-The "Police Academy" 2014 reboot: will Steve Guttenberg come back?

-Bing is a viable search engine! Who needs Google? (don't screw my computer up, Google)

-Big Money learns the term "Costanza Ring"

-Who is the "Alpha Baldwin?"

-We talk a little about the lost Blerd Radio podcast with Jesse, and his gift of Dale Jr. potato chips.

-How many people have to be in a sexual scenario before it can be called an orgy?

-Megan Fox's "toe thumb"

and a bit of racial politics are thrown in there as well (for the record, Big Money is black and Dave is Jewish...so don't come after us!)

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Direct download: Smokey_Podcast.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:55am EDT

Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 4: Blerd Radio Plays the Hits

This one's for the music geeks:

Big Money, Dr. Gonzo, Mike D., and Michael P. discuss the evolution of the greatest hits album. What started them? Why are they popular? Which artists are best served by compilations? Which artists will never release a greatest hits album? Which artists have too many greatest hits albums?

Along the way, several tangents are explored, including:

One of us has smoked too much pot in his life to only own one Bob Marley album.

For all our freestyle fanatics, Stevie B. gets a shout out!

Anyone else know that U.K. band Squeeze re-recorded all their hit singles a few years ago?

Does anyone know that more recently, Toad the Wet Sprocket re-recorded all of their hit singles (plus a few key album tracks.)

Aunt Bunny fell down the steps!

Mike D. does a pretty good Billy Joel (speaking, not singing) impression.

The gorilla from the Rolling Stones "GRRRR" album has a name. And a twitter.

Why does anyone prefer Prince's version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" to Sinead O' Connor's?

Also, there are dick jokes, Jay-Z stabbing jokes, and even a Clive Davis gay joke for your giggling pleasure.

Enjoy, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Direct download: Blerd_Radio_2013_Episode_4.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 3: Just Ridiculous!

As we do every now and then, the Blerd Radio podcast hoops it up. This basketball-centric episode is co-hosted by Big Money, GG and Jay from the NY Knicks Podcast. We celebrate the mid-point of the 2012-2013 NBA season and All-Star weekend by giving midseason assessments of our favorite (and least-favorite teams,) predicting who will make it to the NBA finals, and reminiscing about All-Star weekends of years past. 

Highlights include:

-A mid-season appraisal of our beloved (and suddenly REALLY GOOD) New York Knicks

-GG low-key calling out Big Money for being a fairweather fan.

-We find out what the initials "J.R." in J.R. Smith's name really stand for, and shake our heads in disapproval of the Twitter hashtag #vamplife, which Mr. Smith is apparently fond of using.

-A discussion of Roy Hibbert's dazzling mediocrity.

-The word "vociferous" makes its way into a Blerd Radio podcast for the first time.

-why Dwight Howard is the Tin Man of the NBA (no heart!)

-Jay realizes that his preseason NBA finals picks weren't so farfetched after all.

-Is the All-Star game still relevant?

-A celebration of Baby Jordan, "Sky" Walker, and the handful of folks who were better Slam Dunk contest participants than they were actually NBA players.

-The first discusson of Terence Stansbury in years by anyone not related to Terence Stansbury.

-Some revised championship predictions.

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Direct download: Blerd_Radio_2013_Episode_3.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 2: Effin' Problems

On this episode, Big Money Mike is joined by Demick from the Fantasy Bookies podcast. This particular show covers quite a bit of ground, including:

-Big Money's Napoleon complex

-Demick's tryout for his high school basketball team

-The life lessons that one can learn from World Star Hip Hop

-What happens when you insert a random black person into a traditionally "white" sitcom (e.g. "Girls," "Friends," "Seinfeld") (answer: mostly awkwardness)

-Kufis are cool.

-The 10th anniversary of the premiere of "Chappelle's Show," the greatest comedy sketch show of all time.

-Political awareness in popular music as exemplified by Lady GaGa and Ke$ha

-How do you make a radio version of a song that's almost all swear words?

-What happens when a gay dude suddenly realizes that Manti Te'o might have pulled the fake girlfriend ruse to cover up his own sexuality?

-When will an active athlete in one of the big four American pro sports come out of the closet?

-A certain trivia host's presumably prodigious endowment.

-Carmelo Anthony might just be really, REALLY stupid.

-Demick wishes he was gay. Kinda.

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Direct download: Blerd_Radio_2013_Episode_2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 1: Cat Butt

Apologies for our delayed start to 2013, but Blerd Radio is up and running. The first show of the year joins Big Money Mike with his cohorts Mike Duguette, Michael Parr, and Zack "Dr. Gonzo" Stiegler. 

This potpourri-scented effort covers a lot of ground, including:

-Season 12 of "American Idol"

-What Nicole Kidman sees in Keith Urban, and what Aussies might be a better fit for the actress.

-The television show and movie "Catfish."

-The Manti Te'o mess, including some semi-serious psychology and media analysis.

-The Roots' Picnic lineup, in addition to their upcoming album and collaboration with Elvis Costello.

-The album that was almost called "Cat Butt"

-The comeback of soul singer D'Angelo (but not his abs.)

-New singles from David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Destiny's Child and will.i.am

-Sharts

-Justin Timberlake is overrated/Ne-Yo is underrated.

-Prince's plans for 2013

-Recommendations from each guest.

In addition: the first mom joke of 2013 occurs barely two minutes into the show, Duquette makes a slightly awkward Foghat reference when discussing the "Idol" co-hosts, Parr brings up the much-beloved show "Cheaters," our friend IrishJava gets shouted out, several bad jokes about Naughty by Nature are made, we coin the term "pullin' a Roker," and Duquette-in a frighteningly prescient moment-calls a Fall Out Boy reunion less than 24 hours before it was actually announced.

AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!

Direct download: Blerd_Radio_2013_Episode_1.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

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
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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 (www.thenewyorkknckspodcast.com.) 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
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:00am EDT