Thanks to the Wu-Tang Clan, I was expecting way more muggings upon landing on their home base, Staten Island. Yet I left with my wallet intact. Viva gentrification!
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Co-host Pete and I pay a visit to Staten Island, aka Shaolin Land, home to the famed Wu-Tang Clan. And, with any visit to Staten, comes multiple trips on the Staten Island Ferry (coincidentally, a nickname I derisively called Pete for the entirety of the trip), which is a free,

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DC Comedy Podcast
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He was like a Brando that could throw a punch. The Muscles from Brussels. We tried to use the terror attacks in Brussels to remember the great things about that city. Since we are uncultured dolts, our list began and ended with Jean-Claude Van Damme, aka The Muscles From Brussels.

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This episode is a love letter to Major League, a favorite film of mine as a kid and one I finally got to see on the big screen this weekend. Why is Major League so damn good? You’ll have to listen to find out (preferably after clicking the link above

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Don't be like Jim and Michelle, kids: Marrying young is bad. (Ironically, to get the Jim and Michelle reference, you have to be at least 30.)
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Marrying young is a mistake, and I do my best to spread that wisdom whenever possible. So, when co-host butters mentioned that two friends of hers were getting married at 23 AFTER STARTING OFF AS FUCKING HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS, MEANING I REALLY DOUBT THESE TWO HAVE EVER HAD SEX WITH

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A scene from Netflix's series love, which bravely explores the very new depths of a guy with a big nose ultimately nerdy appearance bagging a blond physically well out of his league.
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Before my right-wing friends think this is going to be some liberal jackathon, it ain’t: I believe that, way more than any shadowy agenda, Hollywood is way more greedy than racist. So, if it’s market forces that are creating a lot of what people find racist in Hollywood, is there

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You kids today: You don't have to walk uphill both ways to school, and your nerds are attractive to boot.
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Co-host Pete spent the weekend getting loaded at the Music And Gaming Festival (MAGFest), a local event where video game nuts of all stripes hang out, get loaded, and pretty much treat it like an 8-bit key party. Through Pete’s recollection of the weekend, be a fly on the wall

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One of the only Vietnamese goods that, sadly, I don't think is for sale at the Eden Center.
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While the name “Eden Center” suggests a new-age retreat or maybe a cult where the bedding of the underage is not only tolerated but encouraged, it’s actually a Vietnamese mall a few miles outside of DC we have mentioned in passing on the show a few times previously. Well, Pete

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If blizzard naming convention works like hurricane naming convention, this bad boy could be right around the corner.
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We start with a tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, who died right before the recording. If you’re expecting anything in-depth, don’t: I’m a honkey in my mid-30s, meaning I can name three EW+F songs and have banged to none of them. But we do our best.

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You know you mattered if The Simpsons care that you're now dirt snorkeling.
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The start of 2016 has been a bloodbath for interesting artists. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Jon Lovitz…it’s just all been bad news. Co-hostess Butters and I cover what we thought of each (passing judgment from our mighty tower of podcast triumph) and I also give my thoughts on

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Looks and brains? Someone's going around with nothing, because Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey got it all.
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Can you imagine if Making a Murderer was an investigation into the death of Lemmy Kilmister? Now THAT’S entertainment! Alas, the two articles in the title are unrelated, meaning we first mourn the passing of one of rock’s great singers, then get to our latest Netflix addiction: Making a Murderer

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Adam Driver of Girls fame is in the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. I hope he has facial hair in it, because, without it, he looks like every dude that ever shot up a school.
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Unlike every other suburban white kid, I wasn’t raised to worship Star Wars. Which means, despite my paunch, beard and glasses, I don’t really give much of a shit about the release of The Force Awakens. Co-host Pete Maybe tries to tell me I’m an idiot for this, and we

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E. Honda VS. Balrog: Round 1! Fight!
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Last week, Amy Schumer took a photo for the Pirelli Magazine that couldn’t be more unflattering if it tried. Tons of people (our dear co-host Butters included) have praised it as brave and beautiful. And, while I agree it’s brave to put out a horrid photo of oneself, when it

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Terrestrial radio fucking sucks. That sentence both random and vulgar without context, so permit me to elaborate: There was a time I loved radio. As a kid, my local “guy talk” station, WJFK, started my day with Howard Stern and gave me Don & Mike in the afternoon. It was

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To be fair, if I saw this guy and his unironic Joe Dirt hair and had a suicide vest on me, I might also be inclined to tug on the cord.
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We recorded this almost two weeks ago, so I remember very little of the content. It was a jumble of thoughts after the terrorist attacks in France and a meditation on religious beliefs, radical or otherwise, in general. It probably sounds as dated as a fucking Fat Boys record because

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Here is the tall, muscular, white male wearing high-tech armor who's the protagonist of Black Ops 3. He's very different from the tall muscular white guys that are the stars of Gears of War, Halo, Destiny and every other game for the PS4/XBOX One that is exactly alike.
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For those of you that don’t play video games whatsoever and find even their mention disgusting, don’t worry: The title of this show is due to a ten minute rant toward the end of the show. You can enjoy the rest just fine. We discuss the new Star Wars trailer.

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