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In Papa’s Basement was originally built as a dumping ground for the mp3s of my radio show Papa’s Basement (which I’ve purposefully kept on a public access channel because I loved Wayne’s World as a kid. Not because radio is in the toilet and I’m busting my hump to break into a dying industry. Cough.) After a friend of mine said that the site looked like crap, was impossible to navigate and that I’d die broke and alone, I decided to add blogs and pictures to spite her.

In Papa’s Basement was originally built as a dumping ground for the mp3s of my radio show Papa’s Basement (which I’ve purposefully kept on a public access channel because I loved Wayne’s World as a kid. Not because radio is in the toilet and I’m busting my hump to break into a dying industry. Cough.) After a friend of mine said that the site looked like crap, was impossible to navigate and that I’d die broke and alone, I decided to add blogs and pictures to spite her.
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Mohegan Lake, NY

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In Papa’s Basement was originally built as a dumping ground for the mp3s of my radio show Papa’s Basement (which I’ve purposefully kept on a public access channel because I loved Wayne’s World as a kid. Not because radio is in the toilet and I’m busting my hump to break into a dying industry. Cough.) After a friend of mine said that the site looked like crap, was impossible to navigate and that I’d die broke and alone, I decided to add blogs and pictures to spite her.

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Episodes

Which The Office Characters Would Survive A Quiet Place? — Papa’s Basement 562

4/21/2018
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A Quiet Place is a fantastic film that most of the show's cast, by this point, has seen. Those same members of the cast are also huge fans of The Office and, for those of us that are, it's impossible to see John Krasinski on screen and not be reminded of his Office character, Jim Halpert. Which got our minds to thinking: Which Office characters would be able to hack it in the quiet world of A Quiet Place? Which would die quickly? Dwight? Stanley Hudson? MOES?! It goes on and on. So, if...

Duration:01:00:52

Dead Bedrooms — Papa’s Basement 561

4/12/2018
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This episode is about two things: 1. my new favorite website, Reddit's Dead Bedrooms, where anyone that has been or is currently in a relationship where there is zero sex can gripe to a friendly audience, and 2. my favorite, unintentionally hilarious sound clip, which I play roughly 50 times throughout this episode because screw you, that's why. Follow this episode's cast on Twitter! John Papageorgiou - @PapasBasement Howard Flood - @BasementHoward Travis Dorward - @TravisDorward If you...

Duration:00:58:46

Lies We’ve Told On Tinder — Papa’s Basement 560

4/4/2018
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Comedians Travis Dorward and Jesse Robinson are in studio and talking about the biggest lies they've ever busted out on their Tinder matches. Mind you, these aren't lies to get them laid: No, Travis apparently is doing so well with the ladies, that he can piss all over every connection he's made via the app, convincing one woman that he's a Mensa-level genius and another that he's Ray Charles-level blind. The conversations with these two are people are incredible, and we read them on-air,...

Duration:00:58:36

The Roseanne Reboot / The Soup Slut — Papa’s Basement 559

3/29/2018
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First, the good: There are still helpful people in this world, and veteran and DC-area comedian Dan Kaufman is one of them. He's come in studio to promote a stand-up show he's hosting April 21st at Summers in Arlington, VA to benefit his charity, Vets Float, as well as a sister show April 19th in San Diego. Now, the bad: The reaction to Tuesday's Roseanne reboot was fantastically fractured on Twitter, with liberals and conservatives in turn celebrating and decrying the show. I go through...

Duration:01:08:50

Is Having Kids Worth It? — Papa’s Basement 558

3/15/2018
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We were treated this week to a visit in studio from Howard's awesome infant daughter, Josie. And I love that kid...but after she spent most of her time behind the mic sleeping, crying and taking dumps (like father, like daughter), I wondered: Are kids worth it? (Actually, it's a question I've pondered for a while, but baby shit wafting through the studio triggered me to discuss it then and there.) Listen to the fight for the lives of my unborn children, as well as the definitive answer to...

Duration:00:57:05

Chain Reaction Barfing / Songs To Kill Yourself To — Episode 557

3/6/2018
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Josh Bard of The Prompt Magazine swings by the studio in what turns out to be a celebration of the 1991 cinematic tour de force Problem Child 2 and its climactic scene - a sped-up carnival ride triggering a chain reaction of vomiting. Horribly enough, I experienced something similar in my childhood, which I dutifully share to the delight and disgust of the rest of the room. But that's just a prelude to the episode's money shot - a list from each person in studio of the top three the songs...

Duration:01:18:38

White Thoughts On Black Panther — Papa’s Basement 556

2/28/2018
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The post title is mildly inflammatory for the clicks, but I am white and I did see Black Panther, so it works. Though it's a struggle to list the show topics for these stupid descriptions because so much of what we do is talk about each other regarding whatever springs to mind in the moment, two of Netflix's recent offerings, Everything Sucks! and an indie darling by the name of Goodfellas also get extensive coverage. Just listen and enjoy. If you want comedy, it's here. Follow this...

Duration:01:18:23

RIP Frasier’s Dad — Papa’s Basement 555

2/16/2018
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Forgive me taking forever to upload: I've been depressed lately which, combined with Netflix adding Goodfellas to its roster, has led to a week of sleeping, overeating and watching the best movie ever made (if you debate this, kill yourself now) three times a day. This episode was recorded in the wake of the Eagles' Super Bowl victory, which left me in a fantastic mood. Not only did they vanquish Tom Brady and the Patriots, but the win rested squarely on the shoulders Nick Foles, a man who...

Duration:00:53:54

The Secret Of Groundhog Day — Papa’s Basement 554

2/5/2018
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It is (was) Groundhog Day, meaning this episode is filled with all sorts of references to everybody's existential comedy...and the disclosure of a deep, dark secret held by both Pete Maybe and myself that threatens to turn you, the listener, against us like nothing else we have revealed before. We're laying it all on the line, people, and trusting you to love and accept us, even after you learn...the secret of Groundhog Day. Follow this episode's cast on Twitter! John Papageorgiou -...

Duration:00:51:48

Stinker Lets Loose — Papa’s Basement 553

1/24/2018
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Before we start the episode summary, friend of the show (who's slumming hard by being cool with us), author Mike Sacks, has released an audiobook version of his latest masterwork, Stinker Lets Loose, featuring an all-star cast of Jon Hamm, Andy Richter, Paul F. Tompkins and countless others. The tale of a trucker tasked with bringing a six pack of beer to the President Jimmy Carter, Stinker pays comedic homage to the 70s-era CB radio cross-country capers of yore. It's available now over at...

Duration:01:03:05

This Is Why You’re Wrong About Aziz — Papa’s Basement 552

1/19/2018
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I read an article about how to craft catchier post titles, so enjoy the result of that. We do talk the Aziz Ansari case, though (if you're unfamiliar, listen to the episode and, behold, you're all caught up), and I tell a story from my personal life in a semi-similar situation (minus the mouth-fingering) that I'd like to think will provide food for thought. There's also the croaking of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan adding to the cavalcade of "people from my childhood who are dead"...

Duration:01:04:42

My Magical (Wink Wink) New Year’s Eve — Papa’s Basement 551

1/4/2018
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An abridged show filled with twice the laughs (go go power of suggestion!). I spill the beans on a crazy thing I did to spice up my New Year's Eve, and the rest of the guys in studio (including longtime former radio friend Ajay Atayee) talk about their nights as well. Plus, I make the case that Richmond, VA is heaven on earth (and that, conversely, Northern Virginia is pure hell). Follow this episode's cast on Twitter! John Papageorgiou - @PapasBasement Pete Maybe - @PeteMaybe Howard...

Duration:00:43:03

Brandon Jones’s Parents Are Mighty Racist — Papa’s Basement 550

12/14/2017
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The Internet's feel-good story of the week, bullied Brandon Jones being embraced by the online community, took its inevitable nosedive when it was revealed Brandon's parents had white power ties. We give you the details that have come to light because, if we can't celebrate the 48-hour rise and fall of a poor, scarred kid, what's this show for, anyhow? We also mention our homeland, Northern VA, landing on the national news map for a second week in a row due to a man freaking out in...

Duration:01:04:47

RIP, August Ames — Papa’s Basement 549

12/7/2017
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Mere days after being harassed on Twitter for a Tweet that some people deemed homophobic, August Ames, a young, beautiful adult star, took her own life. It's a tragedy on countless levels, all of which we explore on the latest episode of the Papa's Basement Show. On top of that, we tackle a tragedy of almost equal magnitude, the installation of tolls on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia. And we cap things off with a review of Jim Carrey's new Netflix feature, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,...

Duration:00:54:11

The Prodigal Lingebach Returns — Podcast Episode 548

11/26/2017
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Fans of the show are well aware of the saga that played out with Chris Lingebach a few months ago (you can catch up with everything here). Well, comedian Brendan Cooney, a mutual friend, snuck Chris in studio for an attempt at on-air reconciliation. What follows is 90 minutes of two men that will either kill each other or kiss. Enjoy. Follow this episode's cast on Twitter! John Papageorgiou - @PapasBasement Pete Maybe - @PeteMaybe Travis Dorward - @TravisDorward Brendan Cooney -...

Duration:01:28:37

Louis C.K. In Studio! — Papa’s Basement 547

11/13/2017
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...in spirit! In studio in spirit. There, now that you've clicked AND I'm legally off the hook, I hope you enjoy the episode. Producer Pete revisits his bombshell revelation from last week's episode (that Kevin Spacey hounded him for play for years. He actually did, this isn't like the Louis lie), we discuss the accusations facing Louis C.K. and why some of us will be able to possibly enjoy his comedy in the future while some of us won't (guest comedian Christine O'Dea does a great job on...

Duration:01:08:21

Pete’s Celebrity Bombshell — Episode 546

11/2/2017
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For as long as I've known Pete, he has sat on an incredibly cool morsel of news. It's something I never pressed him to mention on-air because, frankly, it was his business. But, given what's been one of the largest stories in the news this week, I thought it was time that Pete come clean. You see...Pete is friends with Kevin Spacey. This isn't a joke or a bit. Pete legitimately knows and regularly hangs out with Kevin Spacey. If you wanna know how or why, well, you can listen to the damn...

Duration:01:17:18

MINDHUNTER!!! — Papa’s Basement Show

10/23/2017
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Netflix's latest show (or close to it, they launch five of these damn things a minute), Mindhunter, is an exploration of the FBI's first forays into investigating serial killers. It is incredibly well done, but, damn if some of the dialogue isn't incredibly disgusting. I mean, couldn't they have talked about disemboweling people without the locker room talk?? There are children present! Anyhow, we play some of our favorite filthy clips from the show, I discuss why October 27th, which...

Duration:01:27:17

Hugh Hefner Dies — Papa’s Basement 544

10/3/2017
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How naive of me to think that Hugh Hefner dying would be the worst thing that happened to this country this week. The Papa's Basement Show mourns the passing of the grand old man of porn, exploring what he meant beyond our first glimpsed breasts. We also debate why modern rap is so unbelievably shitty and if you'd sleep with the world's hottest midget. It's the typical quality smut you've come to expect from us. Enjoy! Click here to listen to the latest episode of Papa's Basement in your...

Duration:01:02:20

The Juggalos March On Washington — Papa’s Basement 543

9/21/2017
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Fans of the clown-rap (Christ, that's a genre) group the Insane Clown Posse are known as "Juggalos." In 2011, the Juggalos were somehow branded a gang by the FBI, despite being nothing more than a white trash version of Deadheads. To protest the decision, the clown-garbed listeners of this unapologetically crap music descended on our hometown of DC over the weekend to march on Washington. Despite every fiber of my being wishing for it to be a complete shit-show that culminated in an orgy...

Duration:00:58:09

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