Episode 11: Reach Out and Take It

15Feb

Mel is on vacation so Steve does another solo turn, this time riffing on yet another great Cheap Trick song that was on a soundtrack; reviewing/analyzing a Super Bowl prediction (not the game's outcome) and the Grammies, Metallica and Lady Gaga. And the amazing and adorable Goats of Anarchy! Steve also explains why writing is a cathartic distraction and tells you about "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."

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Episode 10: Everything Works (If You Let It)

4Feb

Steve flies solo for episode 10, getting distracted by a largely forgotten song by his "all-time favorite band of all-time", Cheap Trick; gives a Super Bowl prediction, and pays attention to the importance of paying attention to dedication and great performances in sports, arts, or wherever. And, GOATS OF ANARCHY! 

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Episode 9: Oscars? No Thanks, We Dig TV!

1Feb

Mel returns for the first time in 2017! Mel & Steve disect new year's goals or lack thereof, realize that several new TV series are more interesting than the Oscars, and the Juggaloes star in Weird News.  

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Episode 8: the First Episode of 2017!

16Jan

Steve does a solo turn, riffing about New Year's resolutions his goals for 2017; college & pro football, pro wrestler Jimmy Snuka's death and not getting robbed of your Chicken McNuggets

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A Very Special Holiday Music Special Edition Special, Part One

19Dec

Mel and Steve go overboard without a life-raft waxing enthusiastically and nostalgically about their favorite holiday songs of the (mostly) rock variety.  Father Christmas, give us your money, we'll beat you up and steal all your toys while we Step Into Chrismas and say "Feliz Navidad" and donde esta, "Santa Cleese with no shoes on his feet..."

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Finally, Yes, Finally, A Co-Host!

7Dec

The Weapon of Self-Distraction Podcast finally gets a co-host, Steve's good friend Mel!  

On episode #7 Mel adds a much needed second voice, opinions and more to the various distractions discussed. Such as: Why can't brothers in bands ever get along? Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Colin Farrell; Manchester By The Sea and Casey Affleck a Holiday Hole and a squid in the face.

The Weapon of Self-Distraction podcast isn't brought to you by anyone but Steve & Mel. However, we are open to happily talking about you, your product, or serivce. Just reach out to us Facebook.com/weaponofselfdistraction.

Visit us at weaponofselfdistraction.com for still more distractions

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A Scientology Story

5Dec

Steve talks about Scientology...a new lottery feature...the new movie with lot's of Oscar buzz, "Manchester By The Sea" and the new book about the New Barbarians

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“As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly”

23Nov

It's Thanksgiving, WSD's favorite holiday! Family & traditions & the big road trip! Turkeys, apple pies and...chopped liver! And the best Thanksgiving episode in TV history? The "Turkey Drop" episode on WKRP in Cincinnati, of course!

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The Coolest Job I Ever Had? AGAIN - Episode 4.5

21Nov

ONCE AGAIN: the coolest job I ever had, the national pinball championship, and the coolest podcast episode this week. 

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Let’s Try This Again and Rome and Podcasts Weren’t Built In A Day

2Nov

Episode No. 3: World Series, TV ratings, movies, the Oasis Documentary "Supersonic", new podcasts and the world's oldest woman. And a topless selfie!

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