As you may have guessed from our interview with Buzz Burbank, we are all big fans of The Mike O’Meara Show. And ever since Joel wrote about the show being canceled by WJFK, many fans have been leaving comments and sending us emails asking about the future of the show.
We are happy to report that the news broke today that the gang is getting back together. Starting December 7, Mike, Buzz and Robb will return with a free daily podcast.
Upon hearing the news, we tracked down Buzz Burbank to ask him what fans can expect from this new incarnation of the show. Our first question was whether or not getting away from traditional radio and the restrictions of the FCC means that the show will become more risque.
“The show will be what I call MSFW — Mostly Safe For Work,” Buzz explained. “We and the audience will enjoy a new freedom, but — at the same time — we want to make the show accessible to as many people as possible.
“Besides, certain radio stations may pick up the show for broadcast (making us the first podcast show in the U.S. to be carried by broadcast stations). Up ’til now, it’s only been the other way around. Going forward, we want to make the show available on every conceivable device.
“Prioritizing podcast over broadcast has already been extremely well-received by our Facebook friends. Even though we’re blazing new trails here, our supporters seem to have no objection to the change in media. Most seem to prefer the podcast!”
We also asked Buzz about the new addition to the show, Oscar Santana, formerly of Big O and Dukes.
“We’re genuinely excited about Oscar joining us, for several reasons,” Buzz said. “In no particular order: He’s very popular on his own, he’s a very nice guy and he’s been a crucial driving force behind bringing this show to the Internet.
“He also brings a younger perspective — and a minority perspective — to the show … along with great skills at keeping us organized and on-track. But we plan to keep our most popular features, like What’s in Robb’s Pants?”
Buzz also offered a final word of thanks to all of the fans who have been anxiously awaiting this announcement.
“We’re blown away by how patient everyone’s been about the return of the show. They didn’t stop caring! We can’t thank them — or you, Joel — enough for hanging in.”
Our thanks to Buzz for taking the time to answer our questions. I’m sure you are all as excited about this new development as we are. I know Thanksgiving was only yesterday, but I think we can officially chalk this announcement up as a Christmas miracle. We will keep you updated on this story as it develops, so stay tuned.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Review – Justice League: The Complete Series
All four seasons of the hit animated show Justice League have been collected for the first time in a box set. This week, we take a look at this new collection and it’s bonus features and let you know if it’s worth the asking price.
Murphy’s Law – Every man for himself
With the media making such a big deal over the predominantly female crowd gave Twilight: New Moon and The Blind Side big opening weekends, Joel Murphy is beginning to wonder if women are now planning to rise up and take over the world.
Outside of the In-Crowd – Happy 21st, MST3K
Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult classic show about a man and two robots who wisecrack their way through bad movies, turned 21 this week. In honor of this important milestone, Courtney Enlow reveals the MST3K characters she would most like to share a beer with.
Positive Cynicism – What I’m thankful for
Aaron R. Davis may be a curmudgeon who would rather spend Thanksgiving alone than with loved ones, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have a few things in his life to be grateful for. So this week, in spite of his disdain for Thanksgiving, he still shares all that he is thankful for.
Hobo Radio 108 – The holiday hangover
By now, the Thanksgiving feast has already been consumed, the football games have all been watched and the copious amounts of alcohol you need to get through this holiday have been slipped into your beverage. And now, you are online looking for a way to drown out the snoring of your Uncle Jimmy, who fell asleep on the couch, or the incessantly needling of your mother, who wants to know when you are going to finally meet someone nice and settle down.
Luckily, Joel Murphy and Lars have you covered with a special Thanksgiving Day podcast. This week, they talk about a wide range of topics, including Oprah’s retirement, confused Mark Brunetz fans and life at The New Yorker.
Why does Joel know so much about Oprah? Why should Lars wear a pyramid hat? Why are they both so obsessed with Tang? Grab that last slice of pumpkin pie and tune in to this week’s show to find out.
Finish That Fortune 13
We provide you with the first half of a real fortune from a fortune cookie and it’s up to you to fill in the blank (and you can’t just write “in bed”). Every week, we will pick the funniest response. You won’t actually win a prize, but you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are better than everyone else. And your name will be printed here on the site, so that others may bask in your glory.
From the Vault – One on One with Mark Christopher Lawrence
Chuck Bartowski may moonlight as a government spy, but he still has to work a day job at the Buy More. And while his government handlers may be a bit difficult to deal with, luckily his Buy More boss Big Mike is a bit more down to earth.
Playing Big Mike is Mark Christopher Lawrence, an easily recognizable character actor who has appeared in a variety of television shows, as well as the cult classic mockumentary Fear of a Black Hat. In 2007, we talked with Lawrence about Chuck, the Tijuana Boys Club and the possibility of a NWH reunion. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.
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