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Podcast aficionados Chris McCarthy & Rob Hadden are shining a light on some of the best undiscovered podcasts out there. Each episode showcases a different under-the-radar podcast that in addition to being completely real, is also definitely not fake. These shows span genres and feature a variety of hosts and guests who don't sound anything like Chris or Rob. Oh, and don't look for them in your podcast app because you won't find them. Only Chris & Rob know how to find these podcasts and now they are sharing them with you (lucky!).

Podcast aficionados Chris McCarthy & Rob Hadden are shining a light on some of the best undiscovered podcasts out there. Each episode showcases a different under-the-radar podcast that in addition to being completely real, is also definitely not fake. These shows span genres and feature a variety of hosts and guests who don't sound anything like Chris or Rob. Oh, and don't look for them in your podcast app because you won't find them. Only Chris & Rob know how to find these podcasts and now they are sharing them with you (lucky!).
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Podcast aficionados Chris McCarthy & Rob Hadden are shining a light on some of the best undiscovered podcasts out there. Each episode showcases a different under-the-radar podcast that in addition to being completely real, is also definitely not fake. These shows span genres and feature a variety of hosts and guests who don't sound anything like Chris or Rob. Oh, and don't look for them in your podcast app because you won't find them. Only Chris & Rob know how to find these podcasts and now they are sharing them with you (lucky!).

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Episodes

04 : Sex Phone

9/13/2019
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Today we take a look at a podcast called "Sex Phone", whose frustrated host is just trying to give people advice on love and romance. Unfortunately, he must wade through a barrage of confused callers and an unhelpful new cohost who his producer found outside the vape store. This podcast contains mature discussion (like about sex) and explicit language (like the f-word).

Duration:00:28:36

03 : This Is Your Captain Speaking

8/30/2019
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Today's featured show is a now defunct podcast hosted by airline pilots mid-flight. Hear first hand as the captain and his co-pilot go meticulously down the pre-flight checklist, taxi to the runway, and take off for what everyone hopes will be a smooth, uneventful trip. This is "This Is Your Captain Speaking."

Duration:00:28:15

02 : Can I Get A Witness?

8/16/2019
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This week's featured podcast is all about the Witness Protection Program and the personal stories of those within it. Anonymous host "The Ostrich" uses voice modulation to mask his guests' identities while trying his best not to reveal them during the interview.

Duration:00:26:01

01 : P.O.D.C.A.S.T. : The First Podcast Ever Made

8/2/2019
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Welcome to Podcast Town, a new show from the creators of Step by Stapp that will be featuring a variety of under-the-radar podcasts people haven't heard of before and are definitely not fake. For the inaugural episode, we thought it would be appropriate to play a rare recording of the first podcast ever made - a podcast made unintentionally - but a podcast nonetheless. It all began back in 1990 at a Radio Shack in New Jersey...

Duration:00:22:16

Podcast Town Trailer

7/19/2019
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Hear the trailer for Podcast Town, a brand new show from the hosts of Step by Stapp coming to platforms everywhere AUGUST 2ND. Podcast aficionados Chris McCarthy & Rob Hadden are shining a light on some of the best undiscovered podcasts out there. Each episode showcases a different under-the-radar podcast that in addition to being completely real, is also definitely not fake. These shows span genres and feature a variety of hosts and guests who don't sound anything like Chris or Rob. Oh,...

Duration:00:06:54

Podcast Town Trailer

7/18/2019
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Hear the trailer for Podcast Town, a brand new show from the hosts of Step by Stapp coming to platforms everywhere AUGUST 2ND. Podcast aficionados Chris McCarthy & Rob Hadden are shining a light on some of the best undiscovered podcasts out there. Each episode showcases a different under-the-radar podcast that in addition to being completely real, is also definitely not fake. These shows span genres and feature a variety of hosts and guests who don't sound anything like Chris or Rob. Oh,...

Duration:00:06:54

Step by Stapp 82 : Series Finale

4/26/2019
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It’s the last episode and this one has a little bit of everything: special guest Erika, Blank Check podcast, listener voicemails, someone being forced to read a monologue, and more! And obviously we recap the series finale of Step by Step and explain how Scott Stapp wrote the song Higher about it.

Duration:01:23:01

Step by Stapp 81 : Trial of the Century

4/12/2019
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On the penultimate episode of the podcast, Julian Morena returns to once again demand royalties for writing the Step by Stapp theme song. Having anticipated this, Chris & Rob bring their lawyer, Chad Nicholas (Nick Baglas) on the show to defend them. Little do they know Julian brought his lawyer as well, Chris's infamous Uncle Jeff (Steve Schifini). What unfolds is a thrilling and, at times, disgusting courtroom drama people will be talking about for years to come. On Step by Step, Cody's...

Duration:01:00:10

Step by Stapp 80 : The Big Announcements

3/29/2019
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Ladies & Gentlemen, we have two big announcements. 1.) The Step by Stapp 3rd anniversary show in April will also be the series finale. Yes, this podcast is coming to an end - but a new one is just around the corner! Announcement 2.) Scott Stapp has a new album coming out and the first single has been released. Chris & Rob provide unprecedented access to their process as they analyze new Stapp lyrics live on the show and discover how this new song might be about the Step by Step episode where...

Duration:00:55:00

Step by Stapp 79 : The Paternity Test

3/15/2019
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When Rob tricks Chris into guesting on his internet daytime talk show, "Robby", Chris must defend himself against Kayla, an alleged former lover who claims he is the father of 3-year old Brianna. Though Chris insists he has never met Kayla, only a paternity test can truly solve this dispute. On Step by Step, Frank & Carol find out they are having a baby (aka Brendan replacement) and have mixed emotions. Scott Stapp also had mixed emotions when he wrote the Creed song "Are You Ready?" about...

Duration:00:44:25

Step by Stapp 78 : Step by Stabb : A True Crime Podcast

3/1/2019
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Special guest Kendra joins the show to help do a gritty true crime podcast. Step by Stabb takes a deep dive into the mysterious disappearance of Ron Chadden - a man who vanished after leaving a frantic voicemail for his wife. The twists and turns that unfold upon investigation will truly shock you. This coincides with the Step by Step season 4 episode where Mark commits the true crime of giving in to peer pressure and egging houses on Halloween. Of course, the Creed song "Who's Got My...

Duration:00:52:57

Step by Stapp 77 : The Amnesia Episode

2/15/2019
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When Chris & Rob both get amnesia after being struck by lightning, they must figure out who they are and what their podcast is about (with a little help from a friendly caller). They soon discover the episode of Step by Step where Cody also gets lightning-induced amnesia. But can Chris & Rob piece together which Creed song was inspired by that specific episode? Or what a song even is? Listen and find out for yourself!

Duration:00:48:18

Step by Stapp 76 : Super Bowl Commercials

2/1/2019
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Chris & Rob are pleased to announce they will be starring in the official 2019 Tostitos Super Bowl ads (after stealing the master copy of the original ads from the Tostitos office janitor). Get a sneak peek before the big game by hearing Chris & Rob perform the commercials live on the podcast. With plenty of twists, turns, audible chewing, & some major celebrity cameos, these spots are BOUND to go viral! Keeping with the theme, on Step by Step, Patrick Duffy auditions to become an amateur...

Duration:00:43:20

Step by Stapp 75 : Public Service Announcements

1/18/2019
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Chris & Rob discuss the episode of Step by Step where Cody joins a fraternity and goes to a party where people are having pre-marital sex. You wouldn't believe what Scott Stapp thought about this scenario when he wrote the bonus track alternate take: With Arms Wide Open (Strings Version)" Plus, under new corporate management, Chris & Rob must read a series of PSAs. When the ads get a little confusing, the new owners call in to take matters into their own hands.

Duration:00:40:55

Step by Stapp 74 : The Time Travelers' Podcast

1/4/2019
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Chris & Rob try to start 2019 right by solely talking about Step by Step and Scott Stapp, but become distracted by the time machine Rob stole from Elon Musk's house on New Year's Eve. When they get a glimpse of their future 2 years down the line, they realize they must do whatever it takes to change the course of history and save the podcast. Also, on Step by Step Dana goes to college and Scott Stapp wrote the Creed song Silent Teacher about it.

Duration:00:46:45

Step by Stapp 73 : Holiday Special : How the Chunch Stole Christmas

12/20/2018
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Chris & Rob are planning to record a very special holiday episode - their first ever LIVE stream on Christmas morning. Unfortunately for them, a mysterious podcast hater known only as "The Chunch" has plans to ruin the show and take all the joy out of the now famous tradition that is Step by Stapp's Christmas episode. As per usual, if you happen to be a music copyright lawyer: please feel free to skip this one. Thank you in advance and happy holidays to all!

Duration:00:29:35

Step by Stapp 72 : Performance Reviews

12/7/2018
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Chris & Rob try to do a normal show and talk about the Step by Step episode where Mark takes karate lessons (and why Scott Stapp wrote the song "What If" about it), but are interrupted by a couple of HR reps from corporate who are monitoring the podcast as year-end protocol.

Duration:00:48:05

Step by Stapp 71 : Prom Night Flashback

11/23/2018
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Chris & Rob discover a lost recording from when they first met at the high school prom in which both their dates no-showed. As the unedited tape plays it becomes obvious that their experience was not only reminiscent of the Step by Step S3 finale, "Prom Night", but also that the Creed song "Unforgiven" was written specifically about that episode.

Duration:00:50:34

Step by Stapp 70 : Martii's Blind Date

11/9/2018
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Frequent caller Martii dials the podcast for some dating advice after recently divorcing both his husband AND his wife. Rob guides him on his blind date with CKassandra, who he was set up with from hotornot.com. On Step by Step, Karen & Dana are also set up on blind dates by their conniving mom, and things do not go well. Luckily things did go well when Scott Stapp recorded the Creed song "Ode", allowing us to listen to it as well as understand how it is about bad blind dates.

Duration:00:52:45

Step by Stapp 69 : The Big, Spooky Halloween Episode

10/26/2018
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For their big Halloween special, Chris & Rob book infamous paranormal investigator Chad LaRemy (Nick Baglas). But while recording in Chad's sprawling 19th century mansion, weird things start happening. And the more Chad divulges about his past, the weirder things get. Also they discuss the film noir parody episode of Step by Step and the Art of Anarchy song "A Light in Me" (aka the devil's music) which was obviously written about that episode.

Duration:00:55:03