What the HELL Were You Thinking?

What the Hell Were You Thinking is a podcast where Host Dave Bledsoe invites you to explore your deep-seated grievances with life in the 21st century. Journey with us through infernal circles of absurdist politics, inexplicable pop culture, conspiracy theories, not-so-theoretical conspiracies, generational ouroboroi, Bigfoot erotica, Satanism, and evil clowns—all via rants based on some sincerely compelling (and surprisingly accurate!) history. No, there won’t be a quiz, but you’ll likely learn some new things you can be really pissed off about. So join your slightly-snockered host and a browbeaten, possibly imaginary producer, Gavin, while we ask the world a simple question--WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?

Society & Culture
Episode 301: Woo Hoo Hoo, It's All Been Done B...
On the show this week we talk about that time a bunch of Republicans tried to overthrow the government for a fascist dictatorship. (No, not that THAT time, the other one.)
27 min
Episode 300: Three Hundred Pods of Heavenly Joy
On the show this week, we celebrate our 300th episode of this podcast by asking, you know, what the hell were you thinking?
34 min
Episode 299: Good Love Is Hard to Find
On the show week we head back to 1978 looking for love only to find the Dating Game Killer, Rodney Alcala! (All the good ones are either taken or are in the middle of a cross country murder spree!)
28 min
Episode 298: Big Bucks, No Whammies, STOP!
On the show this week, we talk about the day the Whammies Died on Press Your Luck!
27 min
Episode 297: I've Got Friends In Q Places
On the show this week,we checked in with our old friends in the QAnon World to see how they are coping with reality. (Turns out, not well!)
27 min
Special Edition 11: Our Latest Long National Ni...
Buh Bye Donnie!
10 min
Episode 296: Little Myth Can't Be Wrong
On the show this week we come to grips with what happened in Washington DC by examining the foundational myth of America! (You know, that shining city shit!)
25 min
Episode 295: Big Lizards In Our Backyards!
On the show this week we talk about the REAL Reptilians, the ones controlling EVERYTHING including your local Burger King!
33 min
Episode 294: I'm Drinking 2020 Goodbye
On the show this week we look at everything that happened in 2020 and what Dave drank to get through it. (If you are looking for deep insights on the year, this ain’t it.)
34 min
Episode 293: This Is the Last Worthless Christm...
This week Host Dave Bledsoe goes on his annual Christmas Bender, so Producer Gavin St. James FINALLY gets his big shot at the microphone!
19 min
Episode 292: Finger Licking Good Time
On the show this week honoring the 40th Anniversary of the passing of an American legend (And notorious fuckboi) we talk about the life and times of Colonel Harland Sanders. (Dude was HORN-EE!)
31 min
Episode 291: The Ruror Furor
On the show this week are talking about the Rural Purge, which has nothing to do with the myriad election lawsuits and everything to do with Beverly Hillbillies. (You are welcome!)
28 min
Episode 290: That Loser Who Shot John Lennon
On the show this week we mine the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s death for all the clicks and downloads we can with the backstory of the fat stupid loser that killed him.
29 min
Episode 289: Reverend Jones, You Better Watch Y...
On the show this week we wrap up with part two of Jim Jones the early years much to our surprise. (We really thought he would run a best of show this week! But again, IS there really such a thing?)
32 min
Thanksgiving Bonus Episode 35: Jesus, Uncle Dav...
This week the show is “enjoying” a socially distant Thanksgiving, meaning Dave is alone in the studio naked from the waist down rubbing his bare ass on Gavin’s microphone
12 min
Episode 288: Pass Me A Bottle, Reverend Jones
On the show this week we mark the 42nd Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre with our trademark brand of good taste and compassion. (Meaning very little of either)
31 min
Episode 287: The Witch of November
On the show this week, we mark the 45th anniversary of the loss of the Pride of the American Side with a whole new theory on what happened to The Fitz. (Hint: corporations=bad)
28 min
Episode 286: One Toke Over the State Line, Swee...
On the show this week we talk about the BIG news from the election, New Jersey has legalized weed! (Every meet up at the Bada Bong!)
26 min
Episode 285: Rendlesham Part Two Bentwaters Bo...
On the show this week we wrap up Spooktacular 2020 with Part Two of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident with some hard truths about the Defenders of the Force.
33 min
Spooky Special: Black Jack Church
In this 2019 Spooky Special Dave tells a story his Granny told him.
7 min
Episode 284: There’s A Light Over At the Rendle...
On the show this week we head across to The Pond to examine our Special Relationship with the United Kingdom and how together we hide the evidence of the existence of UFO’s. The Spooktacular continues with the Rendlesham Forest Incident!
32 min
Spooktacular 2020 Bonus: The Tell Tale Heart b...
A dramatic reading of the Poe classic by Host Dave Bledsoe
15 min
Episode 283: Play Me Some Mountain Madness Part...
On the show this week we examine other people’s theories of the disappearance from the likely to the wildly implausible. (Again, you expected answers?)
32 min
Spooky Special: Letters, We Get Letters!
From last year's Patreon Exclusive. we provide a little taste of what we have behind the paywall!
6 min
Episode 282: Play Me Some Mountain Madness The ...
On the show this week we kick off Spooktacular 2020 with part one of a two part story about the missing Yuba County Five!
24 min
Episode 281: Get Me the HELL Out of Here, Part ...
On the show this week, it is part two of two part series about getting the hell off this dumb, dumb planet!
29 min
Episode 280: Get Me the HELL Out of HERE! Part...
On the show this week we examine our options for permanent relocation to another, more understandable planet so that we do not have to cope with all the horrible news we’ve experienced this week alone. (We admit, we are really grasping at straws with this solution.)
24 min
Episode 279: Warning! Challenger Jokes Ahead!
On the show this week we are somehow topical and yet entirely outdated as we talk about the Challenger Disaster. (Yes, sadly, he DOES do the jokes.)
34 min
Special Edition 10: Inflection Point
In this Special Edition Podcast we reflect on the dire situation the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg places all of us in, and mourn how her passing will be eclipsed by the coming shit storm.
14 min
Episode 278: No One Cares About Your Baby's Pen...
On the show this week we examine the peculiar phenomena of burning down a state to let people know about your children’s genitals.
26 min
Episode 277: The Stranger Danger Was Dangerousl...
On the show this week we Save the Children from all the people who want to save the children
23 min
Episode 276: Ooh, What a Cucky Man, He Was
On the show this week, we tell you the gripping story of a pair of religious hucksters and the hunky pool boy! (From our forthcoming children's book!)
24 min
Episode 275: New York City? We Heard You Was ...
On the show this week, we discuss the premature obituaries of The Big Apple. (Just like Snake, we ain’t dead!)
29 min
Episode 274: Wait A Minute Mister Postmaster
On the show this week we lick it, stick and push it in the box.! (The mailbox you pervs!)
23 min
Episode 273: School's Out FOREVER!
On the show this week we take a look at an issue that does not concern us in the least, yet could actually kill us: should we reopen schools. (Probably not, but they will do it anyway.)
23 min
Episode 272: Every Single One of Us the Devil I...
On the show this week we talk about Trump’s newest medical professional “Doctor” Stella Immanuel and her interesting ideas about medicine!
26 min
Episode 271: Q Can It Be Now?
On the show this week, we take a fresh look at the Q Anon Conspiracy only to find, somehow, against all odds, it’s gotten dumber.
20 min
Episode 270: Donwanna Be An American Idiot
On the show this week we talk about how everything is just so damn dumb right now. (It’s a recurring topic.)
21 min
Episode 269: A Snitch Fairy Gets Her Wings
On the show this week we examine the strange and not all suspicious life and deeds of Jeffery Epstein’s Lady Goon Ghislaine Maxwell.
24 min
Episode 268: Dude, the Preferred Nomenclature i...
This week Host Dave Bledsoe dusts off his 1st Edition Monster Manual and confirms Orcs are in fact. Lawful Evil.
23 min
Episode 267: Boom Boom On Come the Lights
On the show this week we ask the same question all of you are asking: WHO THE FUCK IS SETTING OFF FIREWORKS AT THREE AM!?!?
24 min
Episode 266: Partridge Family Bus Full of Antifa
On the show this week we examine why Reuben Kincaid and the Partridge Family want to burn down small town America!
27 min
Episode 265: THIS Pig Was Cool
On the show this week we tackle the idea of a world without police. (Imagine that!)
31 min
Episode 264 "Citizen Soldier"
Show Notes Episode 264: Citizen Soldier This we…
27 min
Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard
Show Notes Episode 263: The Language of the Unhea…
12 min
Epsidoe 262: You're Not the Boss of Me Now
Episode 262: “You’re Not the Boss of Me Now”Thi…
23 min
Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or Mor...
Show Notes Episode 261: Are You More A Dunning or…
28 min
Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland the Thompson ...
Show Notes Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland The …
24 min
Episode 259: We're Not Gonna Take It
Show Notes Episode 259: “We’re Not Gonna Take It”…
29 min
Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe
Episode 258: Some Alternate UniverseThis week H…
24 min
Episode 257: Interlude
Show Notes Episode 257: The Bottle Episode Host …
12 min
Episode 233 Redux: He's On A Highway to Hell
We are taking THIS week off to prepare for NEXT w…
41 min
Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It's Like Ba...
Show Notes Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It’…
11 min
Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 ...
Show Notes Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied w…
33 min
Splendid Isolation Episode 2: Who WAS That Mas...
In this week’s Splendid Isolation, Dave Bledsoe r…
9 min
Episode 255: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985...
Episode 255: We're Still Preoccupied with 1985 P…
28 min
Splendid Isolation 1: Hello From the Forbidden ...
Host Dave Bledsoe records an ad lib rant and lets…
12 min
Episode 254: But Are You Getting It? Armageddo...
Show Notes Episod3 254: “But Are You Getting It? …
24 min
Episode 253: Boomer Doomer
Episode 253: “The Boomer Doomer” This week Host …
26 min
Episode 252: Love In the Time of Coronavirus
Episode 252: “Love In the Time of Coronavirus” T…
24 min
What the HELL Were You Thinking Spotify Trailer
Just a quick promo for the show, which if you are…
1 min
Episode 251: Flowers for John Luck Pickard
Episode 251: “Flowers for John Luck Pickard” Thi…
27 min
Episode 250: No Money Man Can Win My Love
Episode 250: “No Money Man Can Win My Love” This…
32 min
Episode 249: What A Fool Believes
Shows Notes Episode 249: “What A Fool Believes” …
24 min
Episode 248: Because Good Is Dumb
This week Host Dave Bledsoe discovers that someho…
20 min
Episode 247: Nine Coronas
Show Notes Episode 247: “Nine Coronas” This week…
33 min
Episode 246: I'm Bernin', I'm Bernin' For You!
Show Notes Episode 246: “I’m Berning, I’m Berning…
28 min
Episode 245: We'll Never Be Royals
Episode 245: “We’ll Never Be Royals” This week H…
25 min
Episode 244: Greetings from the President of th...
Episode 244: “Greetings From the President of the…
29 min
Episode 243: Got Himself In A Little Jam Way O...
Show Notes Episode 243: “Got Himself In A Little…
24 min
Episode 242: The Decade of the Dumb
Show Notes Episode 242: “The Decade of the Dumb” …
20 min
Episode 241: Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
Show Notes Episode 241: Two Little Men in a Flyin…
30 min
Episode 240: Dave Saves Christmas
Show Notes: Episode 240 “Dave Saves Christmas” T…
30 min
Episode 239: Weekend at Bernies
Episode 239: Weekend At Bernies This week is no…
8 min
Episode 238: Family Tradition
Show Notes Episode 238: Family Traditions This w…
24 min
Episode 237: The Record Company Gonna Give Me L...
Episode 237: The Record Company Gonna Give Me Lot…
24 min
Episode 236: With His Hand In Goofy's Pants
Episode 236: “With His Hand in Goofy’s Pants” Th…
25 min
Episode 235: Boomer Are You OK? Are You OK Bo...
Show Notes Episode 235: " Boomer Are You OK? Are…
26 min
Episode 234: Dia de Gringos
Show Notes Episode 234: “Dia de Gringos” This we…
24 min
Episode 233: He's On A HIghway to Hell (Spookt...
Show Notes Episode 233: He’s On A Highway to Hell…
40 min
Episode 232: I'm Your Boogie Man (Spooktacular...
Episode 232: “I’m Your Boogie Man” Spooktacular 2…
27 min
Episdoe 231: There's Whisky In the Pod-O
Show Notes Episode 231: “There’s Whisky In the Po…
30 min
Episode 230: What the World Needs Now, is Dudes...
Show Notes Episode 230: “What the World Needs Now…
28 min
Episode 229: Moving the Country to do a Lot of...
Show Notes Episode 229: “Moving the Country to do…
39 min
Episode 228: Chubby White Guy Blues
Show Notes Episode 228: “Chubby White Guy Blues”…
24 min
Episode 227: You Know I'm All About that Vape
Show Notes Episode 227: “You Know I’m All About T…
26 min
Episode 176 "Roughing the Snapper" Redux
If you haven't heard it, it's NEW TO YOU! A "Bes…
29 min
Episode 226: Nuke You Like A Hurricane
Episode 226: “Nuke You Like A Hurricane” This we…
32 min
Episode 225: Everybody Comes and Comes Again
Episode 225: “Everybody Comes and Comes Again” T…
25 min
Episode 224 Signed Epstein's Mom Part 2
Show Notes Episode 224 Parts 1 & 2 “Signed Epstei…
27 min
Episode 224: Signed Epstein's Mom Part 1
Show Notes Episode 224 Parts 1 & 2 “Signed Epstei…
26 min
Episode 223: Perfectly Good White Boys
Show Notes Episode 223: Perfectly Good White Boys…
22 min
Episode 222: Uh Oh, Its Magick!
Show Notes Episode 222: “Uh Oh, It’s Magick!” T…
32 min
Episode 221: What ME Worry?
Show Notes Episode 221: “What ME Worry?” This we…
34 min
Episode 220: Walking On, Walking On the Moon
Show Notes Episode 220: “Walking On, Walking On t…
23 min
Episode 219: Whitey's On the Moon
Show Notes Episode 219: “Whitey’s On the Moon” (P…
25 min
Episode 218: Redneck High Holy Day
Show Notes Episode 218: “Redneck High Holy Day” …
23 min
Episode 217: Drinking the Bastards Goodbye
Show Notes Episode 217: “Drinking the Bastards G…
24 min
Episode 216: It Must Be George's Will
Show Notes Episode 216: “It Must Be George’s Will…
39 min
Episode 215: Midnight Three State Beer Run
Show Notes Episode 215: “Midnight Three State Bee…
32 min