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Papa’s Basement Radio Show

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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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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Papa's Basement Radio Show

I might (or might not) come up with a witty, extended description for this episode after the sixteen burgers I ate this July 4th make their way lower in my digestive system so they’re no longer pressing on my lungs, causing my to breathe like a smoker on his deathbed.

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DC Comedy Glow
Papa's Basement Radio Show

I am one of the few people that actually remembers the original “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” (or GLOW) from their brief, late-80s cable tv reign. You see, I wanted to watch the WWF. My dad, a Greek immigrant who thought watching men in tights grope each other was “gay” (prove

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DC Comedy Improv
Papa's Basement Radio Show

In a certain sense, Shawn Westfall is the creative father of the Papa’s Basement Show cast. Pete Maybe, Chris Lingebach and I have all studied improv at his Unified Scene Theater in DC. True, we have only studied and performed there for the previous year, so maybe he’s more like

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DC Comedy Bombs
Papa's Basement Radio Show

After a few weeks of semi-organized chaos, the Papa’s Basement show is back to form with one of those episodes where I barely remember what we discussed, just that it was funny as hell. The episode’s name is drawn from a great conversation about a certain behavior women need to

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DC Comedy Serene
Papa's Basement Radio Show

I had never heard the story of Serene Branson, a CBS reporter who, apparently, had a mild stroke on-air. Co-host Chris Lingebach introduces me to the clip at the top of the show, then channels Serene’s spirit flawlessly for the rest of the episode. Is he drunk? On cold pills?

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