Charles Ramsey, the hero to emerge from the horrific Cleveland kidnapping saga, mentioned that he ate ribs and listened to salsa music with the kidnapper before he knew the man was imprisoning young girls in his home. Joel Murphy and Lars discuss the idea of combining the Latin dance style with the tasty barbecued meat with returning guest Greg. They also discuss bowling, which leads to a heated discussion between Joel and Lars about bowling terminology. After Lars refers to a bowling lane as a “hallway,” Joel objects to the term, which leads to the one of the shoutiest segments on Hobo Radio ever.
Dr. Algernop Krieger, the one-man R&D department for ISIS on the FX show Archer, is by far the most lovable mad scientist Hitler clone on television. Actor, improviser and puppeteer Matt “Lucky” Yates voices Krieger on the show. And while he doesn’t share his on-screen counterpart’s interests in resurrecting the dead, selling arms to the highest bidder or bickering with his hologram bride, Yates has led a colorful life in his own right. In addition to his work on Archer, Yates recently opened up to us about his work as an additional puppeteer on Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, the time he almost named himself Sheriff Yates and the year and a half he was married to a local on a Cherokee Indian reservation.
As films like The Avengers have taught us, it takes a great cosmic threat to get a powerful team assembled. This week on the show, Joel Murphy and Lars unite with a titan of webcomics – Joe Dunn from Digital Pimp Online – to solve a global crisis. That crisis is how rich people can watch new movies without having to mingle with the unwashed masses. One company is offering a device that costs $35,000, but our dynamic trio has found another way.
To say Billy West has had an eclectic career would be an understatement. From playing in rock bands to being a noted radio personality to doing voice work for Space Jam, Ren and Stimpy and Futurama, West has made a living off of his impressive pipes. We recently talked to him about his career and his personal struggles. The print version of that interview was split into two parts. You can read part one here and part two here. But now, you can also listen to the interview in it’s entirety in today’s Hobo Radio podcast. The almost hour-long interview includes West doing a few of his trademark voices and him opening up about his rough childhood and struggles with addiction. And it includes a song by West’s band – Billy West and the Grief Counselors. You are going to want to listen to this.
While the life of a rock star is a glorious one, the life of a comedian isn’t quite as grand. Even famous comedians at the top of their game are still forced to spend their tours driving around in cramped rental cars in small towns playing tiny, smoky clubs. It’s a stressful and solitary existence at times. Joel Murphy and Lars talk about the lives of comedians on this week’s show. They also talk about one comedian in particular – Patton Oswalt – who is having an incredibly noteworthy week. They also discuss accents, David Lynch movies and a variety of nerdy topics.
Have you ever wondered how paleontologists are able to accurately reconstruct and visually recreate dinosaurs? In this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre, Puppet Joel and Puppet Lars explain how paleontology really works by explaining how the next species to overtake Earth once we are all extinct will depict us in their museums. The audio for this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre comes from Hobo Radio 241 – The Bone Wars.
Joel Murphy and Lars are in a mellow mood this week after spending the day together enjoying a few adult beverages and going to the press screening of Trance. They spend their hour on the air having a relaxing conversations about all things movie-related. They talk about the screening they attended, the tragedy of watching actors you love play abhorrent characters and the late, great Roger Ebert. They also share the details of a special prize giveaway. So if you’d like to find out how to win a copy of the new Vivid porn parody She-hulk XXX, starring former wrestler Chyna, you are going to want to make sure to listen to this show.
In a recent issue of Rolling Stone, Jon Hamm talked about a problem that has plagued him as of late – people talking about (and devoting Tumblrs to) his large package. Puppet Joel and Puppet Lars discuss his problem – and the bizarre cover Rolling Stone chose to use (which isn’t helping things) – in this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre. The audio for this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre comes from Hobo Radio 250 – Is that a lead miner in your pants?. You can listen to full episodes by visiting the archives or subscribing on iTunes.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation seems like a film destined to fail. The studio shelved it for nine months for reshoots, but that rarely, if ever, works. So this week, Puppet Joel and Puppet Lars discuss their plan for fixing G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a plan that involves copious amounts of Back to the Future. The audio for this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre comes from Hobo Radio 224 – The rise of the face-eating zombies. You can listen to full episodes by visiting the archives or subscribing on iTunes.
Being a handsome, charismatic star of a critically-acclaimed, award-winning television show, you might think that Jon Hamm has it all. But even dreamy superstars have problem. And for Hamm, that problem is clear – people just won’t stop talking about his gigantic member. Everyone is discussing how Hamm’s package looks in the form fitting clothes he’s wearing in the new season of Mad Men. There are even Tumblr accounts dedicated to Jon’s, um, ham.