Podcast recommendations from October 2 - October 6, 2023
I work a regular job in a warehouse where I rarely need to use my critical thinking skills (I do get to drive a forklift, though). So, I listen to around 40 hours worth of podcasts a week, and here’s what I recommend from this past week...
Regular listeners to CBB know that PFT is the GOAT1. Eyes light up and ears perk up seeing Mr. Tompkin’s name listed as a guest. The more advanced cohort of listeners, though, know that Lisa Gilroy is a rising star in her own right. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
PFT’s Dolores Brainwater character I don’t think is going to be a fan favorite, but his reactions — particularly to Jouhari’s Intern Casey character — are the endearing accents he adds to this episode. Because again2, Jouhari is quick with jokes coming at you like in Total Recall where, BAM, there’s a surprise third tit!
Fresh from her Disappearance Of Dickey Donnelly miniseries on Earwolf Presents, Gilroy is Cockroach Rick, which I’m not sure if it’s a reference to Pickle Rick from Rick And Morty, or not. And ... wow. Her segment is where the episode title comes from, and it needs to be heard, as no descriptions could do it justice. She’s a cockroach with a big cock who loves to rock. And it only gets more unhinged from there.
The October theme month (and Oktoberfest parody) goes all the way back to the beginning with Doughboys’ Rockdoughberfest, where they reviewed music themed restaurants. Then as they went on, the names got more and more unwieldy, like a monstrous affront to God assembled by Doctor Frankenfurter.
Rocklobsterfest. Jockdoughberfest. Octdoughberblessed. Octdoughberfest 2019: The Ate-TL. Rockaroundtheclockdoughberfest. Dogdoughbarkfest: A Monthlong Grillabration Of Hot Dogs & Pet Dogs3. And last year’s Yarrrct-dough-barrr-chest.
And maybe it’s because we’re in the scariest month, but they mention horror and gore adjacent Slim Goodbody4 — perennial Jordan Jesse Go! reference — which was also mentioned on some other podcast this week, too.
Producer Amelia (A.K.A: Scorpion’s daughter) was tasked with getting the doughnuts for the episodes, and has a good story about the hijinks that ensued. And now that the WGA strike is over, Wiger is back with a banger of a pre-written intro.
And since we are now in the Spookiest month, what’s more frightening than learning about Black History? Oooo! Are you terrified, Florida?
Listening to this, I will admit — because it’s a part of human nature, and something we should be aware that we do and need to work against in order to grow — there were some things the guest said that I was like: “No. That didn’t happen.”
Is that because I knew for a fact those things weren’t true? No. I had just never heard them before, and being a person that values knowing things, there is a part of my brain that wants to help protect my ego. So, if something new is introduced, I will automatically react in one of two extremes in order to not feel dumb.
Hey, that’s good to know. I’ll file that away for later...
That can’t be true, because if it was, I would have already known that.
Of course, there is a large portion of history (mostly involving women and people who weren’t white) that has been kept off the Greatest Hits Album of history, because the label executives thought they weren’t catchy enough to be singles. We just need to keep in mind that even though what we’re familiar with may be what’s busted-out in concert, but it’s not representative of the entire catalog. We owe it to ourselves to dig through the crates and listen to those B Sides and deep album cuts, and not pretend that we’re experts.
Acronyms are fun, aren’t they?
A month where host Nick Wiger was famously not eating meat for the year, so for many of the restaurant reviews, he ate just a bun.
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