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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:

818-925-4776


Episodes

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...

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 bit 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 and old septic tank, pool plumbing, and end with a call about a sex dungeon.

Duration:00:38:10

The Do Tell Ray Show - E21 Soccer, Sunroom, Bloodwurst

6/30/2018
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We open up with Ray's lamentations about the German loss in the World Cup. On to listener questions we get into ways to insulate a sun room and then an exploration of applying stucco other than just throwing it at the wall. Somehow Chris gets into stories about his battles with rats, which strangely segues into Ray talking about loving bloodwurst. A user then asks about fixing some brickwork and shares some dramatic pictures. Tom calls in to compliment Ray on escaping Carolla-land and...

Duration:01:05:49

The Do Tell Ray Show - E20 Bill Pullman 2nd Interview

6/22/2018
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The show starts off with a very cute interruption when Chirs' daughter calls in wanting to know when she can to to the fair. Colin and Chris share some nightmares about working in the printing business and Ray shuts down Colin's story about a near death experience. Chris and Ray somehow get into talk about being kids with Adam Carolla and laughing at his excitement over Heart's 'Barracuda'. We are then joined again by the ever interesting Bill Pullman who talks about trying to keep Ray...

Duration:00:44:45

The Do Tell Ray E19 Bill Pullman 1st Interview

6/15/2018
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We start with some regular business including a call about how to soundproof a yard from noisy neighbors and a caller asks about our worst jobs. This brings up a bunch of stories about carpet cleaning nightmares. Ray talks about meeting Ozzy at Russian Tea Room. We then introduce Mr. Bill Pullman who met Ray over the Dream/Nightmare of fixing up a building together. Bill tells a wide range of stories of construction and working as an actor, including trying to deal with Ray at the Dept. of...

Duration:01:16:02

The Do Tell Ray Show E18 - Bless You Mister Bourdain

6/9/2018
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We start with a heartfelt tribute to a great human, the irreplaceable Mr. Bourdain, which leads into a discussion about talking politics at the office. Moving in more dangerous and comedic territory Ray gets into the dangers of using Mexican beach stones in a fireplace. He digresses to a moment of sadness about the new laptop that has become utterly useless due to a dead battery. A clearly beverage addled listener calls in to ask about what kind of 'mud I can throw at my house'. This leads...

Duration:00:40:15

The Do Tell Ray Show E17 - Talking ‘bout the kids, dig a pool, heat a pool, vault a ceiling

6/2/2018
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Colin has a metal hangover and Ray gives him a headache while talking about crashed hard drives, getting the kids through school and dealing with endless graduations. Digging into some listener calls we tackle digging a pool (by hand no less), solar heating a pool, and vaulting a ceiling. We end with some more studio talk and some random yelling.

Duration:00:45:13

The Do Tell Ray Show E16 - Punk rock, Studio Talk, Laptop Condoms, and Cooling the Roof

5/25/2018
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Ray is back on board for a longer show filled with lots of good construction and home improvement advice. We meander for a bit in the swamp of punk rock reminiscing and get right into discussing Ray and Chris' studio building project. Getting down to business we answer several listener questions, including ones on brick pointing, building on sand, and dealing with a sticky water main shutoff. Colin then shares some info about his upcoming solar pool heating project. Next we tackle the...

Duration:00:58:06

The Do Tell Ray Show E15 - Ray is Down with the Sickness and Hillary steps in

5/18/2018
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Ray calls in from his fever dream as Hillary keeps his seat warm. We discuss the sickness and then Chris wants to get into his chafing problems. We take on a couple of home improvement issues, including a wet basement and wall stud types for an addition. Colin regales the gang with an old school screen printing story. We end with some stories of our misspent youth.

Duration:00:49:13

Do Tell Ray Episode 14

5/11/2018
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We open with some fun talk about the intestinal brain for some weird reason. Getting into the shop talk we discuss Ray and Chris' work on a new sound studio and the concepts of soundproofing. Colin digresses with another harrowing motorcycle story. Then we get into an extensive exposition on choosing power tool vendors. A caller asks about leveling a concrete. We end by answering a listener call about the rigors of moving to Los Angeles.

Duration:00:57:25

E13 - Sloppy short shitshow sans chris. Pool heating, more dog problems

5/4/2018
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Colin and Ray wing it in our temp studio. A short show, but some lively discussion. Colin attempts to get into the Adam business but Ray, as usual, changes the subject. We discuss retrofitting some cabinets to install a fridge, cheap pool heating, and building a professional recording studio. Not our greatest episode, but some very interesting things are in the works... stay tuned.

Duration:00:24:24

The Do Tell Ray Show S1 E 12: Glenn the Plumber, Ice Rinks, and PB&J with Beer

4/28/2018
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The guys take a call from Colin's plumber friend Glenn and talk to him about some of the massive projects he's working on and what they entail, as well as calls from listeners about new windows, building a backyard ice rink, and whether or not PB&J goes with beer.

Duration:00:42:39

The Do Tell Ray Show S1 E11: Cracked Concrete, LA Archaeology, and Moving to the OC

4/21/2018
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Ray, Chris and Colin open the show catching each other up on their respective projects including digitizing, cutting out slabs, and finishing a driveway. Then Chris fills the guys in about some of the archaeological discoveries he heard about on the radio that turned up as a result of construction in Los Angeles. They move on to voicemails about cracked concrete foundation and a faulty water softener. Next they take an email from a man in Germany who is looking for suggestions on where to...

Duration:00:49:09

The Do Tell Ray Show S1 E10: Going to the 'Jim', Doing Time, and Choosing a Trade

4/14/2018
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Ray opens the show talking to Colin and Chris about going to the "Jim" and how therapy has helped him. Then take a voicemails about cracked ceilings, paint peeling from windows, and pressure treated treated lumber. They then take their first live call and help a young man decide on his future. The guys close the show talking about a friend of Ray's whom he saved from being screwed by a plumber.

Duration:00:52:01

The Do Tell Ray Show S1 E9: Reversing Stairs, Colin's Dog Pukes Sewage, Napping Under the Stairs

4/7/2018
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Ray, Chris and Colin open the show answering a question from r/HomeImprovement about flipping stairs. After fielding a call about a water stained coffee table, Ray talks about snaking Colin's drainage run from his washer and dryer, which leads Colin to share what happened to his dog as a result. They then have a discussion about what undertakings DIYers should try themselves, and which trades they should farm out to the pros. Chris then swears by the effectiveness of divining rods and...

Duration:00:40:14

The Do Tell Ray Show S1 E78 Ray Rips It Up, Gets Punched, and How to Hide a Washer

3/31/2018
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The guys answer some home improvement questions including how to smuggle appliances.

Duration:00:43:58