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Papa's Basement Radio Show

…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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Kevin Spacey Accused DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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EntertainmentNetflixPapa's Basement Radio ShowTV Shows

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Random

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Opie DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

Look at this, I’m going to type an episode summary that actually reflects the contents of the episode. Miracles do happen! We start the episode with me disclosing the results of an ancestry test that, when you look at my face, aren’t exactly shocking. The show then spends a (possibly

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DC Comedy Summers Going Away Event
Papa's Basement Radio Show

The Wizard of Wad, the Godfather of Grindr, Brian Bolte, is leaving DC. For those of you that don’t know Brian, he is friend to countless performers in the DC comedy scene and, most importantly as far as I’m concerned, co-host of Papa’s Football Podcast. A genuinely good person (believe

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Entertainment

Hollywood, circa 2017, is ruled by two axioms: People love to bitch that there are no new ideas in film and, if you air 125 minutes of footage of a cat sleeping, that footage will make $400 million if the cat is an Avenger. On July 7th, an immovable object

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