Podcasts and A New Year!

Hi there!

Life is a little crazy for me, and I’ve been a very bad infrequent blogger, Unfortunately with my ADD, and schedule (monitoring bowel movements, playdoh and tea parties)  I can’t consistently do anything well.

I’m very lucky to have the wonderful Katie Frey (@kfrey13) , be basically taking over this blog.  I’ll still be around, but before I really get distracted I wanted to do a post about all the cool podcasts.  Then came the sad realization that it would take 9,392 hours to review them all.  So I am passing along the ones that @struff the O&A historian had compiled as well as the few ones I had a chance to listen to.

The Main Guys- All friends of the show, you need to check out the master historian of O&A he’s got a great page here, just click on this link, or on the graphic below to get you to his page.

The two I managed to listen to:

Live From the Compound– Anthony Cumia.  When I watch LFTC it feels like a real professional show with profanity.  With an ample listener base, Anthony has a great setup here and has the lovely Melissa Stetten as co-host.  I was able to see the nice side of him here too, I believe it is called, Nicethony.  They are the next era of Mystery Science 3000, only replace science with reality TV, add some brutal comments and superior HD quality and no robots, so nothing like MS3K. Oh and there is frequent discussion about guns, and for some reason nail polish (alright that was one episode i heard)

Most recent episode: I’ve listened in on the LFTC simulcast of Toddlers & Tiaras and I can’t really put into words the violent adverse reaction that I have towards this circus (not LFTC but “that train wreck of a show”).  I first have to apologize that this isn’t so much about the LFTC aspect, but the T&T drama.  I sincerely hope the crew gets hazard pay or a good benefits package for having prolonged exposure to bad mothering.  I just would like to say on behalf of quasi-normal moms, we are just doing our best, yeah, we’ll screw up our kids no matter what, but not all of us are living vicariously through our children.  For every crazy parent out there, there are 5 of us fairly normal people who don’t garner much attention, love our kids but know they have their faults as well do we.  We lay low, use discipline as best we can with what works and there isn’t much tv about us, because we make the worst ratings, we don’t take things so seriously, and just go through the highs and lows as best as we can, and vent sometimes on twitter.

Stay strong “fairly normal” parents, I know alot of you out there are awesome, I see you on my timeline, keep up the good work.   And if you want to feel like parent of the year, check out LFTC’s Toddlers & Tiaras simulcast and you can safely say, “at least i would never do this to my children”

Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane- My Wife Hates Me–  Yeah, it can be addicting, I did listen to them while cleaning on a Saturday, no joke.  Instead of therapy, Bonnie and Rich hash it out with each other, and in the end like the song says they are able to always laugh, and slightly show a little affection to each other. Vos always makes me laugh and he insulted one of my closest friends at a show once during a set when she was out with her boyfriend.

Friend: So we went to a comedy show, and the comic started with me.

Me: Ha!

Friend:  Do you know “Rich Vaws?”

Me: Ha!

and she still speaks to me, so that’s good. I love Bonnie.  I really do.  This woman will fly out to do her shows and take a nanny and her kid with her and she could easily be with John Stamos (if the rumors are true).  But she’s devoted to her bad speller and make believe FBI profiler, bless her heart. And she really is super funny and wish she would self-promote herself more so I can actually go see her one day.

Fans/Offshoots Podcasts:

UNlearnTheShow– Cigars and Scotch with Rich Woods.  Visual and Audio, Rich and Tony always have some good material to talk about and interesting rants on everything.  If you’ve seen C&S tweets, his witty comebacks/observations/puns are highlighted on this show.  Sadly I heard that the cabana got flooded, so I think they are presently repairing right now.

ReDICKulous Radio–  Recently a personal favorite to just listen to for the “I know these people” factor.  They are the folks I’ve been following on twitter and I like them. I also can appreciate that they are engaged with the listeners and you can see it is creating community.   I dare say, @footerk is a natural at this and @PomplaDouche is a great shit stirrer… I hope he gets verified by twitter soon. Great work on getting some of my favorite gals as guests too, @lillivonschtupp and @HollyinStPete rule! Hoping to hear @queenelisabeth too.

More that I haven’t heard- please comment below if you have and I can add it to the page.  Comment below to include your podcast so our 6 occasional readers may or may not tune in…

@momsforopie

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One response to “Podcasts and A New Year!

  1. Pingback: “Not my hoard, not my problem.” Anthony Cumia/Melissa Stetten LFTC | Parents for Opie

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