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, as they examine the cultural curiosities and historical oddities that the world a simple question--WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?

Comedy
Politics
Society & Culture
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Episode 323: Two Dollars for the First Minute ....
On the show this week we dial up all the details on 900 Numbers and how they helped America cry when nothing else could. (From the size of the phone bills)
27 min
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Episode 322: American Gerbilo
On the show this week we examine that time people said Richard Gere put a gerbil in his butt because they were scared of gay people. (Richard Gere: not gay, much to disappointment of some gay men)
27 min
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Episode 321: The Real Legend of Boggy Creek, Ch...
On the show this week we talk about the Fouke Monster and the man who made millions making a movie about it! (No, seriously!)
28 min
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Episode 320: Call Me...Chris Gaines
On the show this week we examine the Life of Chris Gaines who blazed like a falling star for about three months and then crashed into the ocean. (Honestly, we thought this podcast would do the same!)
29 min
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Episode 319: The True Tale of Dallas Egbert
On the show this week we tell you the true tale behind the boy’s disappearance that launched Tom Hanks’ career. (And made Dave’s parents force him to quit playing Dungeons and Dragons)
29 min
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Episode 318: It's A Pirate's Life for Me Part T...
On the show this week we wrap up our series on music piracy with the halcyon days of Napster before the music industry flooded it with porn and viruses! (Yeah, we KNOW it was you, assholes!)
36 min
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Episode 317: It's A Pirate's Life For Me Part 1...
On the show this week we take to the high seas of music piracy with all the ways we stole music before Sean Fanning freed the music in the year 2000!
29 min
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Episode 316: It's Not A COMMERCIAL! It's A Car...
On the show this week we talk about how in 1982 cartoons became toy commercials with toy commercials in them. (If you think Ronald Reagan had something to do with it, you win a prize!)
34 min
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Episode 315: You Can't Avoid THAT Noid!
On the show this week, take a look back at the Cartoon Brand Mascots of the 1980’s in preparation for a whole other show we are planning NEXT week! (It's called FORESHADOWING PEOPLE! And it is a commonly used tactic in podcasting!)
28 min
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Episode 314: Check A Coin With Your Witcher
On the show this week we are talking about the curious culture of the Challenge Coin! (COIN CHECK!)
30 min
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Episode 313: I Would Smoke 500 Miles, And I Wou...
On the show this week, we open up that one drawer in the kitchen with all the menus and a phone book from 2001 to see how many Marlboro Miles we can find in there!
32 min
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Show Notes Episode 312: Oh, Oh, Here He Come, H...
On the show this week we tune in Coast to Coast AM from Art Bell and try to remember our AIM password, because we are talking about Time Traveler John Titor!
29 min
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Episode 311: The Truth According to Linda Hood ...
On the show this week we provide you with incontrovertible PROOF that Elvis not only faked his own death, but is alive and well to this day and is keeping the truth of his life hidden from all of us! (We don’t, he didn’t and come on this is just fucking crazy!)
29 min
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Episode 310: "Gladys' Special Little Boy" Part ...
On the show this week we bring you a show about the King of Rock and Roll, his life, his strange ways, and his dick! (This one is for the ladies!)
31 min
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Episode 309: The Cult of Personality Test
On the show this week we continue with Part Two of Why Do You Believe this Crap with Myers Briggs. (This shouldn’t cost us listeners at ALL!)
29 min
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Episode 308: Never Mind I Didn't See Your Sign
On the show this week we kicked off a series called “Why Do You Believe This Crap?” with Astrology. (And just when we started to get a few listeners too!)
35 min
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Episode 307: HIS NAME IS BUM FARTO!
On the show this week we go to Island Time as we head back to the era of the Cocaine Cowboys and learn the true tale of an American Hero: Bum Farto. (That IS his real name!)
29 min
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Episode 306: Dropped from Jupiter The Tale of t...
On the show this week we examine the mystery of the Toynbee Tiles and their strange messages stuck on the streets.
28 min
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What the HELL Were You Thinking Spotify Trailer
Just a quick promo for the show, which if you are…
1 min
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Episode 305: It Looks Somebody Has a Case of th...
On the show this week we tackle an issue no one ever thought of because it is frankly ludicrous: Is Garfield Evil? (Yes, this really IS what we are talking about.)
25 min
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Episode 304: Fly the Friendly Skyjackers Part 3...
On the show this week examine some of the people who MIGHT be DB Cooper. (But probably aren’t.)
28 min
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Episode 303: Fly the Friendly Skyjackers Part T...
On the show this week, we meet the most famous Skyjacker of them all, Dan Cooper! (Yeah, that DB thing, totally made up!)
26 min
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Episode 302: Fly the Friendly Skyjackers Part 1...
On the show this week we head back to the heyday of airline travel, when the seats were roomy and a lot of your flights unexpectedly arrived in Havana!
27 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Special Edition 11: Our Latest Long National Ni...
Buh Bye Donnie!
10 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Spooky Special: Black Jack Church
In this 2019 Spooky Special Dave tells a story his Granny told him.
7 min
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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
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Spooktacular 2020 Bonus: The Tell Tale Heart b...
A dramatic reading of the Poe classic by Host Dave Bledsoe
15 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Episode 265: THIS Pig Was Cool
On the show this week we tackle the idea of a world without police. (Imagine that!)
31 min
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Episode 264 "Citizen Soldier"
Show Notes Episode 264: Citizen Soldier This we…
27 min
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Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard
Show Notes Episode 263: The Language of the Unhea…
12 min
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Epsidoe 262: You're Not the Boss of Me Now
Episode 262: “You’re Not the Boss of Me Now”Thi…
23 min
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Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or Mor...
Show Notes Episode 261: Are You More A Dunning or…
28 min
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Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland the Thompson ...
Show Notes Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland The …
24 min
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Episode 259: We're Not Gonna Take It
Show Notes Episode 259: “We’re Not Gonna Take It”…
29 min
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Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe
Episode 258: Some Alternate UniverseThis week H…
24 min
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Episode 257: Interlude
Show Notes Episode 257: The Bottle Episode Host …
12 min
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Episode 233 Redux: He's On A Highway to Hell
We are taking THIS week off to prepare for NEXT w…
41 min
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Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It's Like Ba...
Show Notes Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It’…
11 min
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Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 ...
Show Notes Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied w…
33 min
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Splendid Isolation Episode 2: Who WAS That Mas...
In this week’s Splendid Isolation, Dave Bledsoe r…
9 min
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Episode 255: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985...
Episode 255: We're Still Preoccupied with 1985 P…
28 min
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Splendid Isolation 1: Hello From the Forbidden ...
Host Dave Bledsoe records an ad lib rant and lets…
12 min
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Episode 254: But Are You Getting It? Armageddo...
Show Notes Episod3 254: “But Are You Getting It? …
24 min
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Episode 253: Boomer Doomer
Episode 253: “The Boomer Doomer” This week Host …
26 min
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Episode 252: Love In the Time of Coronavirus
Episode 252: “Love In the Time of Coronavirus” T…
24 min
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Episode 251: Flowers for John Luck Pickard
Episode 251: “Flowers for John Luck Pickard” Thi…
27 min
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Episode 250: No Money Man Can Win My Love
Episode 250: “No Money Man Can Win My Love” This…
32 min
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Episode 249: What A Fool Believes
Shows Notes Episode 249: “What A Fool Believes” …
24 min
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Episode 248: Because Good Is Dumb
This week Host Dave Bledsoe discovers that someho…
20 min
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Episode 247: Nine Coronas
Show Notes Episode 247: “Nine Coronas” This week…
33 min
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Episode 246: I'm Bernin', I'm Bernin' For You!
Show Notes Episode 246: “I’m Berning, I’m Berning…
28 min
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Episode 245: We'll Never Be Royals
Episode 245: “We’ll Never Be Royals” This week H…
25 min
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Episode 244: Greetings from the President of th...
Episode 244: “Greetings From the President of the…
29 min
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Episode 243: Got Himself In A Little Jam Way O...
Show Notes Episode 243: “Got Himself In A Little…
24 min
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Episode 242: The Decade of the Dumb
Show Notes Episode 242: “The Decade of the Dumb” …
20 min
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Episode 241: Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
Show Notes Episode 241: Two Little Men in a Flyin…
30 min
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Episode 240: Dave Saves Christmas
Show Notes: Episode 240 “Dave Saves Christmas” T…
30 min
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Episode 239: Weekend at Bernies
Episode 239: Weekend At Bernies This week is no…
8 min
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Episode 238: Family Tradition
Show Notes Episode 238: Family Traditions This w…
24 min
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Episode 237: The Record Company Gonna Give Me L...
Episode 237: The Record Company Gonna Give Me Lot…
24 min
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Episode 236: With His Hand In Goofy's Pants
Episode 236: “With His Hand in Goofy’s Pants” Th…
25 min
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Episode 235: Boomer Are You OK? Are You OK Bo...
Show Notes Episode 235: " Boomer Are You OK? Are…
26 min