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With over 40 years in the building trades and 50 plus years of being an outrageous human, Ray Oldhafer breaks out on his own to bring you his special brand of madcap storytelling and informative banter. He and his pals Chris and Colin join him in bringing you facts about building and construction, how to make a house, and finding your way to being a trans-dimensional being. With celebrity guests, weird stories, and dumb games, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to install a low flow toilet.

With over 40 years in the building trades and 50 plus years of being an outrageous human, Ray Oldhafer breaks out on his own to bring you his special brand of madcap storytelling and informative banter. He and his pals Chris and Colin join him in bringing you facts about building and construction, how to make a house, and finding your way to being a trans-dimensional being. With celebrity guests, weird stories, and dumb games, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to install a low flow toilet.
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United States

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With over 40 years in the building trades and 50 plus years of being an outrageous human, Ray Oldhafer breaks out on his own to bring you his special brand of madcap storytelling and informative banter. He and his pals Chris and Colin join him in bringing you facts about building and construction, how to make a house, and finding your way to being a trans-dimensional being. With celebrity guests, weird stories, and dumb games, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to install a low flow toilet.

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@rayoldhafer

Language:

English

Contact:

3133124737


Episodes

The Do Tell Ray Show E-41 Donkey Squad, Ray Makes a Bong, Tweaker Repellent

11/16/2018
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Chris is back and ready to destabilize Ray once again. Lots of good home improvement talk including tips on hiring a contractor, building a loft bedroom, and picking paint colors. We respond to a disgruntled listener, and discuss our new survey. Ray needs his coloring book and we explore ways to keep away tweakers.

Duration:01:03:16

The Do Tell Ray Show E-40E- Puking Chaw, Rays Babysitter Kiss, Thin the Herd

11/10/2018
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Chris takes the night off and long time fan and contributor Aaron joins us for the usual mix of shop talk and ADD inspired rambling. We explore getting sick on chewing tobacco, Ray's babysitter kiss, replacing soffit vents, and using aluminum wiring to thin the herd. Armand calls in to ask about squeaky floors and we fail to help him much. We end with a bit of Quizageddon and confusion.

Duration:00:53:32

The Do Tell Ray Show E-39 Fart Fans, Camera Hams Punch Fest

11/2/2018
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The 3 Stooges get it going with a discussion of your stage names and Colin proves he is the most Muy Metal. Ray thanks Alison Rosen for having him on recently and then launches into reading his home improvement to do list for her new house. We dig deep into the specifications of Fart Fans for a caller and Ray and Chris see a camera and have to start punching each other. We dig on Johnny Robot and Speed Racer for a moment and then go dark with talk of bomb shelters and Armageddon. Finally,...

Duration:00:42:44

The Do Tell Ray Show E-38 Strap Up, Carpet Farming, Loose Siding -01

10/26/2018
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Ray revs it up with some musings on being hogtied followed by a good amount of actual home improvement discussions, which are predictably interrupted by more than enough 8th grade playground digressions. We wax philosophically on the term 'Macho' for a hot second, talk about drilling a hole in a fridge, best punk bands in OG LA scene, kitchen renovation, a siding fix, and wrap it up discussing plastic surgery disasters.

Duration:00:57:40

The Do Tell Ray Show E-37 Quizageddon 2: The Wreckening

10/19/2018
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Ray and the boys take another misguided journey into the world of quiz shows with the second run of our internationally acclaimed Quizageddon game. Ray opens up the show with an exploration of his private habits leading to an uncomfortable pivot to the business at hand.They demonstrate their extensive knowledge of building codes, movie history, and family secrets (or lack thereof), while showing their trademark disregard for rules and decorum. Definitely a must listen episode.

Duration:00:48:23

The Do Tell Ray Show E36 -Fire Bowel Bozo Under the Sea Clown Fear

10/13/2018
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This episode finds us starting with another discussion of errant bodily functions Ray dishes about going to see Venom (not the band, sadly), with his brothers. Ray weirds Chris out with his bad touching. We have a little Clash freakout and then get into some Bozo Business leading to some clown fear.

Duration:00:56:31

The Do Tell Ray Show E35 -Air supply, Adam Poached My Guys, Ray’s Left Nut

10/5/2018
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As this rousing episode begins we do a deep dive into the trials and tribulations of the age old problem of finding good help. Ray and Chris discuss their mutual problem of having their old friend Adam poach their best workers. Colin drops a non-sequitur about almost getting impaled on the highway, leading some more road horror stories. We decide to help a listener with a range hood replacement and another with a noisy vent system. This leads to an inexplicable segue into a discussion of the...

Duration:00:47:22

The Do Tell Ray Show E34 -Metal Nap, Diaper Duty, Basement Nightmares, Chris in Drag

9/28/2018
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Getting down to business, Ray calls an HR meeting but Colin lets him know its called 'human capital' now. We explore the etymology of the term 'cracker' and Chris reminisces about the thousands of diapers he has changed and Ray gets ill. We take a listener question about fixing up a basement and Colin gets into the dark territory of his basement nightmares. Colin does his little doughnut rap followed by Chris talking about his high school drag show. We end talking about building flood proof...

Duration:01:00:26

The Do Tell Ray Show E33 -Thoughts and Prayers, Dog Wheel Chair, Garden inthe Diposal

9/22/2018
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We open with Colin's Mom moving on to her next incarnation which leads to a discussion of aging pets and building dog wheel chairs. Ray goes on a Little Big Man reverie and Mr. Eric Stromer busts in to share his thoughts. Colin explores teenage despondency but Ray brings the light with his kitchen disposal garden. We end up helping a couple avid listeners and get out on a high note.

Duration:00:49:30

The Do Tell Ray Show E32 - Sad Start, Dr Drew, Drug Fest, Motorhead

9/14/2018
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Bear with us as we deal with some heavy business for the start of the show. Things get more entertaining as we talk about our appearance on Dr. Drew's show over the weekend, which leads to a bevy of substance abuse stories. Colin tells his wasted at Motorhead story and we end taking a listener call about fixing her car of all things.

Duration:00:48:44

The Do Tell Ray Show E31 - 400 Pounds of Propane, Blackout, Chunnel, Folding Cardboard

9/7/2018
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Chris opens the show with a ripping yarn about transporting a propane tank which leads to a discussion about blackouts and the realization of our dependency on technology. Ray talks some Scrabble and Colin screws up a 3 letter word which was really spell OORT. Ray babbles about some Chunnel thing he dug. We discuss our upcoming appearance on the Dr. Drew show and Chis has a heck of a time folding up some cardboard. We help Aaron, Traci, and Tom with some issues, including security cameras,...

Duration:00:52:42

The Do Tell Ray Show E30 - Locked in the sound room, Road Rage, Satan in the Basement

8/31/2018
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Chris gets locked in the sound room on the job and then it happens again. Ray freaks out over a moth in the studio and laments his lost sweaters. Chris waxes melancholy about the girl Ray stole from him and how he destroyed her parents house. We help a couple listeners with sound studio issues and a security door and end with some knucklehead who's girlfriend wont stop conjuring demons in the basement.

Duration:00:56:58

The Do Tell Ray Show E29 - Buddha Box, Dr Drew, Retaining wall

8/24/2018
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Colin breaks out his Buddha box to try to take the stress down a notch and Chris updates us on his dogs difficult recovery. Ray yells a lot as usual. Our new friend Aaron calls in live to discuss a wall on his property line and the legalities involved. Surprisingly Dr. Drew calls in and they boys discuss the Adam situation among other things. Finally we finish up with Aaron.

Duration:00:39:42

The Do Tell Ray Show E28 - Chris Super-Glues his face, Andre the Giant, house jacking

8/18/2018
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Off to a sloppy start as usual, we shamble into some chat about Chris' fishing trip and his illin' dog. We chat about hospital dementia and Chris tells a ripping yarn about Super-Gluing his Face. We digress into some Andre the Giant appreciation and finish off with a lengthy exploration of tin can noises in a vent, and extreme house jacking.

Duration:00:50:54

The Do Tell Ray Show E27 - Eric Stromer talks Stealing Sharks Bobby Brown Bar Baby

8/10/2018
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Ray welcomes his longtime friend and podcast partner, the always fun and interesting Mr. Eric Stromer. We cover a lot of subjects, ranging from their experiences together on job sites, to shark stealing, seeing Bobby Brown at a bar with an actual baby as a wing man, and dealing with martial law. Eric says humping makes him sweat and Ray discusses marriage. We take a listener call about cutting cement board and end with a pointless discussion about Star Wars.

Duration:00:54:05

The Do Tell Ray Show E26 - Ray gets his face lasered Chris is shemping out colin takes metal naps

8/4/2018
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Not a lot of construction talk this go round, but still a rousing shindig with a wealth of guffaws and absurdity. Ray talks about getting his face blasted with lasers. Colin gets F-ed up on meditation. Chris has an inkling he is living in the matrix and Ray discusses avoiding getting rolled, raped, or killed in Jamaica. Finally Colin talks about his love of metal power naps.

Duration:00:50:47

The Do Tell Ray Show E25 - Kitchen Contractor Fear the Fly Powerwash Porn and Wheelies

7/27/2018
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Another rousing episode starts off with Ray talking about his lactation issues followed by Colin freaking out about the movie 'the Fly'. Chris gets into a pontification about sustainable agriculture, and speaking of agro, Ray reads a mean tweet and reacts semi reasonably. A listener question involves lifting an HVAC unit onto the roof and Colin explores the wonders of the Powerwashing Porn subreddit. Finally we explore suped up go carts and talk wheelies.

Duration:00:48:30

The Do Tell Ray Show E24 - Bad Data, Banda Music, Punch Fest

7/21/2018
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Another thrilling episode begins with Ray and Chris talking about their rocky marriage and sniping at each other on the job. Ray dishes on getting rattled by Banda music and Chris offers some useless insights as usual. Some helpful advice about hiring day laborers follows but we are rudely interrupted by a nearby car alarm, which turns out to be from a familiar source. Inexplicably, and likely due to sleep deprivation Ray and Chris have a brief punch fest. A seriously impaired listener wants...

Duration:00:39:30

The Do Tell Ray Show E23 - 7-11 Meltdown Combustion Toilet Dog Cesspool

7/14/2018
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Chris starts off with a tale of woe about trying to buy some gift cards and we quickly escalate to other customer service issues. Getting to a listener question we discuss options for an outbuilding and the wonders of combustion toilets. Colin gets into his dog cesspool odyssey and then we explore a listener question opening the age old debate about PEX vs. copper plumbing. Chis gets a dramatic comeuppance when disaster strikes from above.

Duration:00:43:53

The Do Tell Ray Show E 22 - Ceiling Fan, Boat Spider, and Sex Dungeon

7/7/2018
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Sweltering in a 117 degree day the boys soldier on after installing a ceiling fan. Chris has a weird ass spider bite that turns out to be a 'boat spider' and its not pleasant. Colin talks about his solar heating system build and we discuss the wonders of PEX piping. Then we talk about our fun on the Alison Rosen show, which was a blast and will be live on Monday. We get into some listener questions about smashing an old septic tank, pool plumbing, and end with a call about a sex dungeon.

Duration:00:38:10