Red Eye

On this week’s podcast:

  • Is Staten Island a borough?
  • Ben may have known a working girl or two, but the movie? Not so much…
  • Speaking of movies, a Willy Wonka prequel? The guys aren’t high on that.
  • Tim and Andy have┬áthe scoop on virtual reality.
  • Are you allowed to eat anything on a smoothie diet?

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Today on the big show, where the heck did the word ombudsman come from? And should governors be gubenors?

Ben doesn’t want to hear about any more Beatles talk. The Stones rule!

Today’s money tip: Cashinos!

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This podcast begins on a new age note, harking back to the sounds of Kitaro. We then follow a jagged technological timeline into the world of compact discs, 4K TVs and “aeroplane” sounds.

We learn that it’s comforting to remember and relive books from our youth. Somehow this long and winding road brings us to Tom’s party discussions on Milton Friedman, as well as the Dewey Decimal System, Pearl Jam Ten and the excellent chance that we’ll lose listeners from South Boston.

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It’s dairy dreams for Ben on this week’s podcast. It must have been scary enough to keep Tom from showing up, but that’s another story.

Speaking of scary, the conversation turned to poltergeists and haunted houses. Could this be the pre-Halloween podcast? Let’s run with that.

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It was the Wednesday football wrap-up on the podcast. Tom shared a very important tip for those heading to a chilly stadium for a game.

You down with OPP (Other People’s Podcasts)? We find out what else gets Tom’s ear in the podcast realm.


What’s a toothbrush club?

Andy’s gotten himself some Dots.

Are you a polite person, or a good person?

And does Ben know who Boo Radley is?


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Today’s Apple event was the launching point of the podcast. Resident geek Andy had to explain the technobabble to Ben and Tom. We’re still not sure they understood.

Tom thinks that words shouldn’t have consequences. As evidence of that, he states the Ben is a milquetoast comedian, while Ben admits (ok, kiddingly, right?) that he does mushrooms before going on stage.

Plus, we learn Tim had a slanket at one time. Oh, snap!

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What started out with Tom expressing his fondness for sparkling water quickly morphed into a discussion about light blobs, ceilings, flies and cartoons. Was it something they drank?

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Tom was absent with leave for this week’s podcast. Because three’s a crowd, Ben, Andy and Tim were moved into the VW-podcast booth for a conversation in intimate surroundings.

We learn about the hazards of tall people and head trauma. Ben gets clued in on what’s Ska (and it’s not Irish). Do comedians watch comedies in their off time?

Lots of talk about the horror genre and serial killers ensued.

Did they miss Tom? Find out!

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It was only natural that the guys talked about puzzles, given the way their conversations tend to go up, down and sideways more often than not.

Are right-handed people privileged? Andy seems to think so.

Ben’s a millennial! But somehow he’s not feeling so sanguine about that generation.

Tom’s tired of good sportsmanship! We think Tim agrees.

How does this all tie in together? Like a puzzle, of course!

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This week the gang goes deep into the changing perceptions of what it means to be be a comedian. What’s different today, and how did people’s ideas of who’s likely to be called a comedian change?

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