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19: Relatable w/ Steve Guy

We finally have a guest who gets us (and our innate ability to go off topic)! Co-host of 'Game Show Live', host of the Big Beer Show/Bedrunken Cleveland and comedian Steve Guy (@thesteveguy) stops by this week to discuss his default: being Relatable. It would be challenging to find a topic we don't cover this week. Whether it's wrestling, rom-coms, La Croix, cliques, cats, friend zones, family, firearms, Fred Rogers, tradesmen or tire changing, Steve can talk about it at length. That's not...


15: People Pleaser w/ Larry Courtney

It's an Above Below Entertainment network party this week! Host of our big brother podcast Drinks with Larry (@drinkswithlarry), Larry Courtney stops in this week to discuss his default setting: People Pleaser. We reminisce about the childhood struggle for approval, the adulthood struggle for approval and just struggling in general. Also up for discussion: drinking games, pepper spray, and the most relatable act for all 30 somethings: balancing coffee with alcohol and alcohol with...


14: Attitude w/ El Jordano Diablo

This week: founder, President and CEO of our beloved network Above Below Entertainment (@abovebelowent) El Jordano Diablo throws down his default setting: Attitude. We dig into religion (specifically Jehovah's Witnesses), wrestling, diplomacy and the virtues of therapy. Geeg gives us her observations on male pattern baldness, Jordan & Jess chat about corporal punishment and all 3 of us gush about little sibling syndrome. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below...


13: Chaos w/ Gary Graham

HOLY WOW. Gary Graham sets the standard for the embodiment of his default setting: chaos. We discuss all the insane things that have happened to Gary since day 1 and all the chaotic things that continue to happen... even at the end of this podcast. Listen to the very end for a VERY unexpected chaotic twist. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below Entertainment (@abovebelowent)


12: Cancer Survivor w/ Sam Auble

New comic Sam Auble jumps on the show this week to tell the tale of his default setting: cancer survivor. Sam always kept his cool and an unbelievably positive attitude when you realize alllllll of the crazy hardships he faced as a kid with cancer including isolation, multiple surgeries, seizures and more. We also dig into what makes him just like the rest of us, including sibling rivalries, not being the favorite kid and fears/phobias. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants...


11: Asshole w/ Andy Meredith

Things we learned on this episode: * Andy Meredith isn't entirely an asshole, despite that being his default setting * He's technically a doctor * Marijuana is a fine substitute for alcohol for many reasons * It's possible to get extremely high out of your mind and still complete a relatively cohesive podcast episode We also discuss Marvel movies, AA, roasting, toasting and the questionable choices of Wendy Williams. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below...


10: Isolation w/ Randy Brown

We got a small sized convoy this week when guest Randy Brown talks about his default setting: Isolation. Geeg and Randy reminisce about youth group (and what happens when you get too old for it), while Jess and Randy reminisce about marital strife. Randy steals the show by telling his tales from the road, including the time he danced with a train and lost. This episode brought to you by Chili's and the TA Travel Center/Truck Stop. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants)...


9: Zero Waste w/ Torey Golden

The studio is chocked full of GOOD VIBES this week when comedian and CEO of Golden Gains (@str8gv) Torey Golden swings by to discuss her default setting: zero waste. We gush about hot girls, hoarding, hustling and hilarity ensues. TRUE BUT VERY UNBELIEVABLE FACT: no drugs or alcohol were used during the taping of this episode. Not for any specific reason. We just forgot to smoke a bowl before we taped and we weren't drinking this week for some reason. Special guest Eric Cartman makes several...


8: Common Sense Feminist w/ Liz Blanc

WHO RUN THE WORLD? Comedian Liz Blanc (@itslizblanc) and the ladies of TDS this week, with Liz's default setting: Common Sense Feminist. We talk #metoo, social media hysteria and supporting businesses run by women. What is feminism in 2018? Should it rebrand? We also chat about the autism spectrum, public schools, voting and the death of empathy. And um. WHY THEEE EFFF do women still take our husbands' last names?


7: Marine w/ Josh Lawhorn

HOO-RA hooray! Comedian & one of Jess's favorite people Josh Lawhorn (@jlawcomedy) stops by to discuss his default setting: Marine. We learn so much this week, including how much weed you can smoke before you're barred from ever being a weatherman, a TON of stuff about boot camp & even more importantly, we learn about DMT. You kids and your drugs these days. This episode is Mother Ayahuasca approved. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below Entertainment...


6: Helpful w/ Josh Morrow

This week we chat about the pitfalls of being a good Samaritan when comedian and Accidental Comedy member Josh Morrow (@divebarmegastar) drops in to discuss his default setting: helpful. How helpful is too helpful? When is it a slippery slope into obligation, quid pro quo, tit for tat situations? We also get waaaay off topic and on to the Cleveland Akron comedy page, where Jess lets it be known there's a certain comic who really needs some self reflection. Fun game: see if you can detect the...


5: Cynicism w/ Ryne DiPerna

It’s the end of the world as we know it when co-host of the Ad Hominem Attack show podcast and roast battle, co-host of the Fantasy Boyz podcast & Pizza Money member Ryne DiPerna (@partyalltheryne) joins the gang this week to chat about his default setting: cynicism. We discuss our dear leader, overthrowing the government, conspiracy theories and more. If the CIA wasn’t listening to the show before this, they definitely are now. -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below...


4: Parent w/ Marla DeMarchi

Welly welly welly welly welly welly WELL; this week we get to talk to fellow funny lady Marla DeMarchi about her default setting: being a parent. Jess and Marla reminisce about their days as professional forgers and Gigi gets blown away by how easy kids have it these days. We also dive into The Bard Eternal, the play whose name we cannot say, and writing everything from burn books to Schindler’s List. -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below Entertainment (@abovebelowent)


3: Dreams w/ GG Chick

Is this for real or is it just another dream? Co-host G.G. Chick rejoins the podcast after a short hiatus to talk her default setting: dreams. We talk deja vu, reincarnation, shared dreams, sleep walking, sleep talking, night terrors & all the other things that happen when our consciousness decides to peace out. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below Entertainment (@abovebelowent)


2: Apathy w/ Dan Experience

This week Jess & special guest co-host Elizabeth Seman (@elizabethseman) get nosy and dig into the reasons why comedian Dan Experience's default setting is apathy. We also chat about libertarians, global warming, burning rivers, gun control, yelling, death, yelling about death, AIDS, pets, pets who have AIDS and that's just in the first 20 minutes. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants (@okpants) -Above Below Entertainment (@abovebelowent)


1: Perspective w/ Rustin McCann

It's the Season 2 premiere! Jess and special guest co-host BJ Colangelo (@bjcolangelo) talk to paparazzo pal Rustin McCann (@rustinmccann) about his default setting: having perspective. Photog phrends take note: we discuss a TON of things about still photography, videography and how photos used to be made with eggs & Jello. We also chat about the godawful traffic in NEO, the hot goss in the comedy scene & how expensive it is to be alive. Shoutouts: -Pete Milk (@patrick_melk) -OKPants...


21: Catholic Guilt w/ Jon Nix

On the season finale of The Default Setting, Jon Nix (@jonnixfilm) joins Jess and guest co-host Elizabeth Seman this week to confess his default setting: Catholic guilt. We didn't think we would ever talk more about a topic than comedy…but we were wrong. This is also the most we've ever stayed on topic. Ever. We get into everything from the Pope to the Nazis to the KKK. And we actually discuss nice things too.


20: Tics w/ Brett Thomas

Rising comedic star and lovable poindexter Brett Thomas stops by TDS studios to explain his default setting: tics. Guest co-host Elizabeth Seman joins Jess this week and we dig into all the nervous habits and OCD behaviors that plague every good standup comedian. We reminisce about 9/11, talk about our hopes & dreams and Brett teaches us how to handle hecklers.


19: Being an Only Child w/ Chelsea King

Record store kween Chelsea King (@chelseakingwashere) sits down with Geeg and Jess this week to turn the tables on her default setting: being an only child. We talk tats, cats, the trials of being an attention whore and what life was like inside.


22: Being Amish w/ Jessi Ricker

This week we horse around and things get a little buggy when comedian Jessi Ricker joins us to talk about her default setting: Amish. Yep. Amish. You'll have to listen to find out what that means. Unless you're actually Amish. Can Amish listen to podcasts? Fuck. We literally learned everything else about Amish except for that. We also discuss religion at large, The Allman Brothers and lesbian orgies. It really doesn't get more compelling than this episode you guys. It might be all downhill...