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Long Island Explained with Chris Roach and Steve Belanger

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A weekly show hosted by actor/comedian Chris Roach, an unapologetic Long Island native and Steve Belanger, a podcast vet who married into Long Island. Each week they’ll pick one Long Island-specific topic to discuss in-depth as only they can. The Long Island theme will be the hook, but the episodes will be accessible to all.

A weekly show hosted by actor/comedian Chris Roach, an unapologetic Long Island native and Steve Belanger, a podcast vet who married into Long Island. Each week they’ll pick one Long Island-specific topic to discuss in-depth as only they can. The Long Island theme will be the hook, but the episodes will be accessible to all.
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United States

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A weekly show hosted by actor/comedian Chris Roach, an unapologetic Long Island native and Steve Belanger, a podcast vet who married into Long Island. Each week they’ll pick one Long Island-specific topic to discuss in-depth as only they can. The Long Island theme will be the hook, but the episodes will be accessible to all.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 8 - Plum Island

12/18/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger talk about the mysterious piece of land located just off the North Fork, Plum Island. Officially, it is the home of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Unofficially, it’s been called a home for wild animal mutations and experimentation, blamed for the spread of Lyme disease, called a secret lab for America’s development of germ warfare, and as of today, thanks to Chris, might also be ground zero for the upcoming Zombie Apocolypse.

Duration:00:34:04

Episode 7 - "Stuttering" John Melendez

12/11/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger talk to John Melendez, best known as Stuttering John from his days on the Howard Stern Show. They chat about how he got started in radio, his days as the announcer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his podcast, his new book and a whole lot more.

Duration:00:22:55

Episode 6 - Reality TV & Long Island

12/4/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger chat about their favorite reality TV shows, the multitude of folks from Long Island who have appeared on reality tv shows, Chris’ experience on HGTV’s Hidden Potential program, Steve’s embarrassing list of reality shows he’s almost been on and a great interview with Long Island reality legend "Wantagh Rob" Cesternino from Survivor.

Duration:00:35:36

Episode 5 - Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling

11/27/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger chat with Long Island comedy icon, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling. They chat about how he became Jackie the Joke Man, his part in the backstory of the Long Island comedy mecca Governors Comedy Club, the genesis behind his amazingly "still in existence after 40 years" 922-WINE joke line, his years on The Howard Stern Show and so much more.

Duration:00:38:45

Episode 4 - Everybody Loves Ray Romano

11/20/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger discuss iconic comedian Ray Romano. They'll cover his early days, his long-running sitcom and an embarrassing story from Chris about the first time he met Ray.

Duration:00:31:05

Episode 3 - The Long Island Lolita

11/13/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger discuss the infamous case of the Long Island Lolita. They'll cover the notorious affair between Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco, his ill-fated wife, Mary Jo, all three Amy Fisher tele-movies and they even throw in a seemingly unrelated Lizzie Grubman story, just for good measure.

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 2 - The Amityville Horror

11/6/2018
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Hosts Chris Roach and Steve Belanger discuss the most celebrated case of demonic possession in recent history, The Amityville Horror. From the original book, through all the movies to Chris' personal experience with the haunted house on Ocean Lane.

Duration:00:36:57

Episode 1 - The Chris Roach Story

10/30/2018
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Chris Roach and Steve Belanger begin their new show talking about Chris' big break - being chosen to star with Kevin James in the hit CBS sitcom "Kevin Can Wait". They also discuss stand-up, performance anxiety, Chris' career as a cop and much, much more.

Duration:00:45:57