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The weekly ramblings of two people nobody should listen to. Hosted by Michael Darretta, champion of Texas and Adam Casalino, denizen of Gotham. Sometimes funny, never boring, this series will get you through some of your ride to work. Hey, it’s better than reading a book.

The weekly ramblings of two people nobody should listen to. Hosted by Michael Darretta, champion of Texas and Adam Casalino, denizen of Gotham. Sometimes funny, never boring, this series will get you through some of your ride to work. Hey, it’s better than reading a book.
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The weekly ramblings of two people nobody should listen to. Hosted by Michael Darretta, champion of Texas and Adam Casalino, denizen of Gotham. Sometimes funny, never boring, this series will get you through some of your ride to work. Hey, it’s better than reading a book.

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English


Episodes

You've Got a Case of the Mike Darrettas!

12/13/2018
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Better Than Reading returns, despite our best efforts. Mike thinks he's got a serious mental disorder. People in Florida freak out over the cold weather. And, as usual, Mike questions Climate Change. Also, beware the Dollar General.

Duration:00:27:39

Back From Oblivion!

12/5/2018
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After an unplanned interruption, Better than Reading is back with an all-new episode. Mike and Adam discuss the big changes that have happened to both of them. Mike returns with yet another dad rant. Adam complains about dumb parents.

Duration:00:25:56

The Half-Smile

10/24/2018
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This week, the boys are digging through their memories for what the heck they wrote in their show notes! Mike give a jerky smile to strangers. And they finally bring back music chat.

Duration:00:21:23

Return of the Destin Hipster!

10/17/2018
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This week, Mike and Adam discuss the return of the one hipster in Destin, FL. What was he up to!? Also, Mike's dad discovered the only authentic New York Italians in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. For reals.

Duration:00:40:45

Speaking of Walmart...

10/13/2018
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This week, the boys are back together again. They discuss Hurricane Michael and Adam's harrowing escape to Bama. Michael got a new iPhone and disaster occurs.

Duration:00:30:21

The Girl with all the Guy Friends

10/5/2018
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No, we're not talking about that 90's sitcom, we're talking about the dreded girl with all the guy friends. You know the one I'm talking about. Adam is here this week with sage advice for all you heart-broken guys. Don't get stick in this person's web.

Duration:00:19:06

Let's All go to the Liberry!

9/27/2018
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The boys discover a few more of their pet peeves. Mike is in rare form as he shares with us a variety of dad-related rants. Including complaints about license plates, Burger King, and commercials. Adam finds a music bio that doesn't drive him crazy.

Duration:00:42:29

Hamburgers are not Sandwiches!

9/20/2018
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Mike describes a bizarre scam involving iPhones and gift cards. Adam had a wild night... at Walmart. And, of course, yet another dad rant.

Duration:00:24:15

A Few Tips for Drinking Almond Milk

9/13/2018
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The boys are back to discuss a few things that are vitally important to our life and culture. Adam complains like a little girl about almond milk. Mike goes on yet another dad rant about the 90's. Buckle in my babies.

Duration:00:31:47

Tuppence a Bag!

9/5/2018
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The boys are back discussing more nonsense. Including talks about weird old kids movies, bridezillas, and another addition of Old Man Mike's rants. Don't you want to help the bird woman, you greedy bastard? Just give her your tuppence!

Duration:00:31:02

Long Walks in the Rain

8/29/2018
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Mike and Adam discuss the incredibly low bar Amazon Echo has for dads. Did you know dads can take care of children!?? Will wonders never cease!? Also an old man somehow gets on the podcast and complains about people getting upset about the rain. Seriously.

Duration:00:49:58

80's Wrestling Isn't Cool Anymore

8/22/2018
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Michael discovers a hard truth about his 1980's wrestling shirt. The boys also complain about one of the most popular songs on Spotify. This is a shorter episode. Let us know what you think about the length. Kisses!

Duration:00:16:31

The Face of Fugly

8/15/2018
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The boys reveal their agism as they complain about rude old people. Hey, just because you're north of 50 doesn't mean you can be a jerk! That's our stance. They also discuss the horrific time they entered a smelly Apple Store. Be afraid.

Duration:00:26:28

Best Day Ever!

8/8/2018
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Mike and Adam have a free-wheeling convo about all things. Or better put, they complain like men much older than themselves. At least they still have their hair... for now. Texas is up for lampooning, as is the crazies from Florida. Also, we hear some stellar accents. Oh yes, this is the best day ever.

Duration:00:39:23

The Ponytail Manager

7/31/2018
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Mike and Adam are back handing out life lessons to all you scrubs online. They discuss the importance of pixie sticks. We also spend a few seconds talking about our Ancestry.com results. Then it's on to complaining about slow drivers and a rude manager with a ponytail.

Duration:00:45:42

Hugs Not Drugs

7/24/2018
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The boys are back for another 40-ish minutes of mild hilarity. Mike tries to remember a shirt from the 80's about drugs. Adam complains about a lady just trying to walk her dog. And they both dish on their father's iconic accents. And there's something about a couple from Florida.

Duration:00:51:48

I'm an Old Man!

7/16/2018
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Mikey D and Adam "The Latin Lover" are back with a brand new episode of Better Than Reading. The boys are rusty, but they cobble together enough content to riff on swimming pools, toilet bowls, technology, and of course wedding photos. Plus, Mike is old and scares little children at the pool.

Duration:01:03:05

On Fleek!

6/1/2016
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The boys are back for another round of pop culture discussion, complaints against normal life, and some random nonsense. It's a show so good, we're totally on fleek. Radical man. Tubular. "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod "Gypsy Jazz In Paris 1935" by Brett Van Donsel

Duration:00:31:49

Look out for the Starbucks Webcam!

5/18/2016
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The boys are back, bringing their usual brand of hilarious nonsense. This week they tackle big issues like visit Starbucks too often, product placement in music videos, and the dreaded beard tax. Also so good TV recommendations and follow up. Now we've got webcams at Starbucks? Geez! "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod "Gypsy Jazz In Paris 1935" by Brett Van Donsel

Duration:00:48:14

Technical Difficulties

5/5/2016
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Despite Skype's best efforts we manage to circumvent our difficulties and record a show! The boys talk about the latest food truck craze, hipster parenting, and corn dog innovations. Also some super sweet music recommendations and TV shows. "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod "Gypsy Jazz In Paris 1935" by Brett Van Donsel

Duration:00:51:46