Episode 52: Two Current Distractions and a Special Guest!

20Feb

A certain park in South Korea is getting a lot of visitors during the Winter Olympics - and possibly inspiring folks to make babies! Plus, there's always drama when classic bands reform. And a special guest interview: film production manager and paranormal investigator Kevin Otte of Ghostwatch Paranormal. Be sure to checkout Ghostwatch Paranormal at Facebook and Instagram!

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Episode 51: Pre and Post-Super Bowl

5Feb

It's all (mostly) about the Super Bowl! Pre-game: riffing on the great efforts by Minneapolis and the fun around the game downtown. Post-game: riffing on the game itself, the (mostly) lamee commercials, ratings, mayhem in Philadelphia, and more. Plus, enter to win a copy of the cool, new book "YACHT ROCK: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s" at AllMusicBooks.com

 

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Episode 50: Ancestry.com & Adoption, Part 2 - Dad?!

30Jan

Fifty episodes? Yes, believe it or not (o.k., technically 51 episodes, but one is a "mini" episode)!

It's part two of the Ancestry.com story - Steve talks to his biological dad and has his mind blown, again. Plus, some bon mots and b.s. from the Weapon of Self-Distraction website and another installment of "Is this Power Pop?" (the answer is, of course, yes!).

 

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Episode 50: Ancestry.com & Adoption, Part 2 - Dad?!

29Jan

Fifty episodes? Yes, believe it or not (o.k., technically 51 episodes, but one is a "mini" episode)!

It's part two of the Ancestry.com story - Steve talks to his biological dad and has his mind blown, again. Plus, some bon mots and b.s. from the Weapon of Self-Distraction website and another installment of "Is this Power Pop?" (the answer is, of course, yes!).

 

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Episode 49: Happy New Year - Goals, Resolutions, and Ancestry.com

15Jan

Its the first podcast of the new year! The differences between goals and resolutions and a list of each for 2018. R.I.P. Fast Eddie Clarke, the Super Bowl is in Minneapolis, MN, and a story about Ancestry.com and adoption.

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Episode 48:Sick at Christmas!

30Dec

A shitastic Christmas thanks to getting a nasty cold/flu though that didn't change plans much: watching a whole lot of TV! It's a plethora of great stand-up specials on Netflix, including a new one from the hilarious Todd Barry. A bunch o' movies, including Midnight Cowboy, The Pope of Greenwich Village, and a plea to see one of the best movies of 2017, Mr. Roosevelt. Plus, Twisted F****** Sister! The new movie Downsizing and the evolution of the traditional shopping mall.

#nowplaying #2017 #2018 #podcasts #holidays

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Episode 47: Battling the Holiday Blues with Music and Other Distractions

19Dec

It's National Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day (really!) and this week we dig in for the holiday season with some favorite holiday rock/pop songs (as seen daily at Weapon of Self-Distraction) and Steve lights his mom's menorah for the first time in decades. Plus, a casting call for...NFL fans? And the very cool documentary Hired Gun is on Netflix (finally!) and discussed.

 

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Episode 46: “Slap Shot” - A Deep Dive with Dennis

11Dec

It's definitely the best movie about hockey ever made, and possibly the best sports comedy, period: Steve and his guest, editor, music journalist and all-around great guy Dennis take a deep dive into the 1977 movie Slapshot. 

#nowplaying #podcasts #podcast #hockey

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Episode 45: Darwin Holmstrom, author of “The Life: Harley Davidson”

7Dec

A special guest: Darwin Holmstrom, author of the new book The Life: Harley Davidson. We discuss the book, the impact of Harley Davidson on popular culture and much more. For more information on the book, click here.

 

#nowplaying #books #harleydavidson #podcast 

 

 

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Episode 44: Live Free Or…No Dancing?

1Dec

An apology for quality & distraction control issues and a call for a co-host! Footloose in 2017: no dancing at The Goat in Portsmouth, NH. Plus Three Billboards in Ebbing, MO and for f**k's sake, enough with dumb men doing dumb things to women!

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