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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Forgive me taking forever to upload: I’ve been depressed lately which, combined with Netflix adding Goodfellas to its roster, has led to a week of sleeping, overeating and watching the best movie ever made (if you debate this, kill yourself now) three times a day. This episode was recorded in

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DC Comedy Podcast Bill Murray
Papa's Basement Radio Show

  It is (was) Groundhog Day, meaning this episode is filled with all sorts of references to everybody’s existential comedy…and the disclosure of a deep, dark secret held by both Pete Maybe and myself that threatens to turn you, the listener, against us like nothing else we have revealed before.

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Stinker Lets Loose, Jon Hamm, Mike Sacks, John Dimaggio DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

  Before we start the episode summary, friend of the show (who’s slumming hard by being cool with us), author Mike Sacks, has released an audiobook version of his latest masterwork, Stinker Lets Loose,¬†featuring an all-star cast of Jon Hamm, Andy Richter, Paul F. Tompkins and countless others. The tale

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Aziz Dc Comedy Podcast
Papa's Basement Radio Show

I read an article about how to craft catchier post titles, so enjoy the result of that. We do talk the Aziz Ansari case, though (if you’re unfamiliar, listen to the episode and, behold, you’re all caught up), and I tell a story from my personal life in a semi-similar

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

An abridged show filled with twice the laughs (go go power of suggestion!). I spill the beans on a crazy thing I did to spice up my New Year’s Eve, and the rest of the guys in studio (including longtime former radio friend Ajay Atayee) talk about their nights as

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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August Ames DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

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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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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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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