The Rabblecast

After a little over seven years on The Rabblecast, we bid a fond farewell to on of the hosts of the show. Doug, who bravely filled the then vacant hosting spot, will be leaving the show. With that in mind we go back to familiar territory for this episode's conversation. Professional wrestling! The past, the present, and where it is going.

And trust us, there's a whole lot more in this episode.

*(Original recording date 11/06/2019)


We are The Rabblecast!

Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_585.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:14pm EST

Happy Halloween! While this is technically our Halloween episode, it is not our main topic. We do get into the frustration of seeing Christmas decorations before the month of October has even finished. Erik talks about looking forward to taking his son out Trick or Treating. And Doug finishes his list for the 31 Nights of Horror movie list.

The conversation then turns to comedy and the difference between comedy that punches up or comedy that punches down. The tradition(often times) in comedy is to punch up, never punch down. In other words, don't attack people that are already marginalized. Although, there have been comedians that have found success with material that punches down.

We then drive the show directly into a political pothole. If you have listened to the show in the past, you will know that we are not a political-centric podcast. But we do have opinions concerning current events. We do our best to make sense of a crazy political climate.

All of this and more!

*(Original recording date 10/30/2019)


We are The Rabblecast!

Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_584.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

In this episode, we get a surprising origin story of, Kellogg's Corn Flakes? We find out how the breakfast cereal was created from a mistake and how it was used originally in a sanitarium to keep the patients subdued.

Somehow, from there we detour into a conversation about religion and the different sects that branch of from their larger counterparts. Erik gets an education about the Branch Davidians. The world of sports also gets an honorable mention in this area.

We also run down the list of horror movies Doug is watching for 31 Nights of Horror in October. A few classics are mentioned, a few oddball films, and more. Doug's love of horror brings a wide range of foreign and domestic films.

All of this and more!

*(Original recording date 10/23/2019)


We are The Rabblecast!

Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_583.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

In the past, we have talked about Doug's love/hate relationship with big cities. With that in mind he wanted to knock a few life experiences off of his list before leaving NJ in the near future. Listen in and find out what happened on Doug's walkabout.

We also talk about the recent release of, Joker. Starring, Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. The one-off film tells the tale of a possible origin for one of DC Comics' greatest villains using New York City as the stand-in for Gotham City.

All of this and much more!

*(Original recording date 10/17/2019)


We are The Rabblecast!

Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_582.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00am EST

People like feeling good. For some, that means working out, eating well, and maybe the occasional protein shake. And that can lead to a few gassy moments as your body tries to figure out what to do with all that extra protein. Just be sure you're not trapped in an enclosed area soon after having one after a nice workout.

We also talk about competitiveness. Do you have what it takes to win, no matter the cost? Many sports athletes have admitted to being sore losers. The idea of "go big or go home" is often touted in many organizations and locker rooms. What does it really take to be an "Elite Athlete"?

Somehow, we go from competitive athletes to the athleticism of Professional Wrestlers. Pro Wrestling(WWE, AEW, ROH...) are all choreographed performances with predetermined outcomes. So why do we have wrestling personalities arguing over who's more competitive in the ring? We give our thoughts on this and much more!

*(Original recording date 10/9/2019)


We are The Rabblecast!

Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_581.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:26pm EST