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The Internet’s feel-good story of the week, bullied Brandon Jones being embraced by the online community, took its inevitable nosedive when it was revealed Brandon’s parents had white power ties. We give you the details that have come to light because, if we can’t celebrate the 48-hour rise and fall

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Mere days after being harassed on Twitter for a Tweet that some people deemed homophobic, August Ames, a young, beautiful adult star, took her own life. It’s a tragedy on countless levels, all of which we explore on the latest episode of the Papa’s Basement Show. On top of that,

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Fans of the show are well aware of the saga that played out with Chris Lingebach a few months ago (you can catch up with everything here). Well, comedian Brendan Cooney, a mutual friend, snuck Chris in studio for an attempt at on-air reconciliation. What follows is 90 minutes of

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…in spirit! In studio in spirit. There, now that you’ve clicked AND I’m legally off the hook, I hope you enjoy the episode. Producer Pete revisits his bombshell revelation from last week’s episode (that Kevin Spacey hounded him for play for years. He actually did, this isn’t like the Louis

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For as long as I’ve known Pete, he has sat on an incredibly cool morsel of news. It’s something I never pressed him to mention on-air because, frankly, it was his business. But, given what’s been one of the largest stories in the news this week, I thought it was

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Netflix’s latest show (or close to it, they launch five of these damn things a minute), Mindhunter, is an exploration of the FBI’s first forays into investigating serial killers. It is incredibly well done, but, damn if some of the dialogue isn’t incredibly disgusting. I mean, couldn’t they have talked

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How naive of me to think that Hugh Hefner dying would be the worst thing that happened to this country this week. The Papa’s Basement Show mourns the passing of the grand old man of porn, exploring what he meant beyond our first glimpsed breasts. We also debate why modern

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Fans of the clown-rap (Christ, that’s a genre) group the Insane Clown Posse are known as “Juggalos.” In 2011, the Juggalos were somehow branded a gang by the FBI, despite being nothing more than a white trash version of Deadheads. To protest the decision, the clown-garbed listeners of this unapologetically

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There isn’t a lot of food in this country you can’t go out and eat on a whim. Give me 15 minutes, I’ll give you a gyro stuffed inside a lobster served on a bed of basmati rice. So imagine the piquing my interest received when I learned of the

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This is the first entry (in what I can only assume will be a lengthy series) I’ve titled “McSweeney’s Rejections Presents.” The older I get, the more I’d like in terms of recognition beyond winning “Nicest Smelling Locksmith, May 2012.” McSweeney’s is a large, successful humor publication that accepts open

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Much like 80% of the adult population, if Netflix has given me a show with which to escape the drudgery of my life via a binge-watch, I will hop on that faster that a cat on a laser pointer (hello, Narcos season three). So imagine my surprise when studio guest

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We recorded this so long ago that I don’t remember its actual content. So, instead, as an SEO experiment, I’m titling the episode “Top Comedy Podcast.” So if someone looks for the “top comedy podcast,” they might find “Top Comedy Podcast.” And now you know that I have neither brains

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I’ll keep this short and sweet: Despite it being the 10th anniversary of the show (yay, me), a lot of bad breaks occurred that kept us off the air. I discuss everything that has happened with the show in these past few months with friend and consummate radio professional Othman

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My apologies for the fact it’s been three fucking weeks or thereabouts since the last episode of Papa’s Basement. I promise I have sorted out the issues that plagued us and I’m recording a new episode by the end of the week. But, in the meantime, I figured it wouldn’t

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Over the weekend, Jim Vance, a DC-area legend, passed away. Vance was the anchor of the local NBC affiliate’s nightly news for nearly 50 years, an unheard of run. I could go on about his accolades, his pedigree and what he meant to everyone in this city, but his former

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