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Welcome to Idiotville - Erie, PA’s Liberal Conscience: We want you to be better, Erie. But you just keep screwing it up. Every time someone opens their mouth with a good idea, someone has to have a reason why not. That reason usually isn’t very well thought out, it usually involves thinly (or not so thinly) veiled racism. This town can move forward, but until we confront the demons that lurk here, we aren’t going anywhere. If you don’t like what we’ve got to say, come at us with a good take. Think it all the way out. Our podcast is here to take political discourse in this city in a completely different direction.The Idiotville Crew is Brent N Liberty, Jake News, Dill Spears, Marty Balawkay and very occasionally, Ted Brogan & Mrs Spears.

Welcome to Idiotville - Erie, PA’s Liberal Conscience: We want you to be better, Erie. But you just keep screwing it up. Every time someone opens their mouth with a good idea, someone has to have a reason why not. That reason usually isn’t very well thought out, it usually involves thinly (or not so thinly) veiled racism. This town can move forward, but until we confront the demons that lurk here, we aren’t going anywhere. If you don’t like what we’ve got to say, come at us with a good take. Think it all the way out. Our podcast is here to take political discourse in this city in a completely different direction.The Idiotville Crew is Brent N Liberty, Jake News, Dill Spears, Marty Balawkay and very occasionally, Ted Brogan & Mrs Spears.

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Welcome to Idiotville - Erie, PA’s Liberal Conscience: We want you to be better, Erie. But you just keep screwing it up. Every time someone opens their mouth with a good idea, someone has to have a reason why not. That reason usually isn’t very well thought out, it usually involves thinly (or not so thinly) veiled racism. This town can move forward, but until we confront the demons that lurk here, we aren’t going anywhere. If you don’t like what we’ve got to say, come at us with a good take. Think it all the way out. Our podcast is here to take political discourse in this city in a completely different direction.The Idiotville Crew is Brent N Liberty, Jake News, Dill Spears, Marty Balawkay and very occasionally, Ted Brogan & Mrs Spears.

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English


Episodes

Idiotville #210: Michael Balko talks being an NFL insider!

7/10/2022
THE JUMP: Dill and Brent are in the studio with Erie’s Own NFL Insider, Michael Balko (his lovely wife, Burgundee, is in with us as well!) We’re re-branding “Trash Sports Takes” into “Idiotville Sports”! It’s a local sports radio take on a Podcast. After Brent and Dill go into that, we have an in-depth conversation with Michael about his recent visit to the national media scene. THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: Our beer this week is “Blueberry Lemonade” from New Trail Brewing! Of...

Duration:01:03:47

Idiotville #209: Nerding Out!

7/3/2022
THE JUMP: Dill, Brent, and Anna are in the Hall of Justice! What’s going on with our Patreon? Good stuff! Brent found his unicorn! He can die happy! What are we nerding about? What do we do in our spare time and not podcasting? THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: We tried out a “Hold Me Close I’m Tired of Dancing” from Erie Brewing Company! Of course, we play our favorite game, “Where’s the Conquistador?” You can find the video version of this segment on Facebook and our YouTube...

Duration:01:09:36

Idiotville #208: The Return of Blissful Meads!

6/26/2022
THE JUMP: Dill, Brent, and Anna are in the studio this week with Mike and Tom from Blissful Meads! What is Mead? What have the folks at Blissful been up to since their first visit? We talk their move, expansion, and grand opening at the new Meadville location! THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: It’s a MEAD SEGMENT! We sample the Cranberry/Blueberry mead and the outstanding Black Currant mead, both from Blissful Meads! Of course, we play our favorite game, “Where’s the...

Duration:01:05:05

Idiotville #207: Point of Order!

6/19/2022
THE JUMP: Dill and Brent are back at CAM studio this week with a guest! Erie City Councilman Chuck Nelson joins us for a great discussion: THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: We sample Tartburst Mango Blueberry from Strange Roots Experimental Ales – it’s a sour and we really liked it! Listen in to hear our thoughts! Of course, we play our favorite game, “Where’s the Conquistador?” You can find the video version of this segment on Facebook and our YouTube page. AFTER THE...

Duration:01:16:16

Idiotville #206: Critical Thinking on the Gas Crunch

6/14/2022
THE JUMP: Brent and Dill in the Hall of Justice Gas Prices! Brent does an incredible breakdown of why gas costs so much right now. It’s a deep dive on this one topic for the first half of the show. Dill plays “Facebook Trolling” with some fun stuff on PA Congressman Mike Kelly’s Facebook page. How can oil have dropped to a negative price? Brent and Dill explain. THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: The Seltzer Segment? The guys try out Press Alcoholic Seltzer – this is absolutely...

Duration:01:16:40

Idiotville #205: They (Bayfront) Boys are Back! (Well, one of them, at least...)

6/5/2022
THE JUMP: Brent and Dill are joined in the studio by our good friend, a member of the Bayfront Boys, Braden Hanlon. We talk a lot about sports this week! The Bayfront Boys are a sports podcast based out of Erie who have strong opinions and solid takes. They’re also hosting their third annual charity golf scramble! THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: Mary Göse Round from Ellicottville Brewing Company! It’s a göse sour ale with currant, raspberry, and blueberry. Listen in to see how...

Duration:01:09:08

Idiotville #204: Saying "Thoughts and Prayers" is the Same as Doing Nothing

5/29/2022
THE JUMP: Dill is back in the pilot seat and is joined in the Hall of Justice by Anna and Brent. This is a discussion of the recent mass shooting in Texas (as well as other events) and the terrible but expected reaction from the right. We’re passionate about this subject, but we do ease into it a little. First things first: an update on the absence of a show last week and our hardware update. Some topics: Lauren Boebert and her parentage, education, and moronic takes. This, of course,...

Duration:01:02:24

Idiotville #203: Hardship is our Identity, with Patrick Fisher

5/17/2022
THE JUMP: Ryan is sitting in for Dill as host again, and he’s joined in the studio by Brent and Anna. We’re joined in the studio by the Executive Director of Erie Arts & Culture, Patrick Fisher! Patrick is Brent’s cousin, and they reminisce about Patrick being initiated into the family, as well as the drawbacks of living in a small town. How did he move away from the small-town roots and become who he is now? We talk a bit about the art community in Erie and how it’s changed, and how...

Duration:01:25:57

Idiotville #202: The Sprite Challenge and Roe v Wade with Kristy Gnibus

5/11/2022
THE JUMP: Ryan is sitting in for Dill as host again, and he’s joined in the studio by Brent, Anna, and Ted Brogan. Our special guest is teacher, political candidate, and entrepreneur Kristy Gnibus. Through the whole episode, the gang attempts the Sprite Challenge. This is as ridiculous as you think. Kristy has moved to a new position as a teacher, working in an all-virtual school that services students all across Pennsylvania. The crew discusses the recent school rankings and how public...

Duration:01:17:48

Idiotville #201: Nick and Chris from "Flagship Stories"

5/6/2022
THE JUMP: Brent, Anna, and Ryan welcome Chris and Nick from the “Flagship Stories” pod! We had to reschedule this interview from January – we all had Covid. We reminisce a bit about the last time Nick made an appearance. Where do they record? Are younger students listening to Podcasts? How did they each get into the self-broadcasting game? What is the “Beehive”? THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: The gang samples Wavelength IPA from Equilibrium Brewery! Also listen in to find...

Duration:01:10:55

Idiotville #200: LeAnna Nieratko, the CEO of the Erie Food Co-op!

4/24/2022
THE JUMP: Our 200th Episode! Dill, Brent, Anna, Ted, and Ryan are at CAM this week! We’re joined in studio by the CEO/General Manager of the Erie Food Co-op, LeAnna Nieratko! We have a great conversation with her about the history and purpose of the Co-op: What’s it’s history? What is happening in the present? Where could they be going? What exactly IS a food co-op? LeAnna brings us up to speed on all those things and more, including working with the EDDC, staffing and wages, and whether...

Duration:01:11:05

Idiotville #199: We can only solve problems with memes and t-shirts!

4/19/2022
THE JUMP: It’s our 4th Anniversary Episode! Dill, Brent, Anna, and Ryan in the Hall of Justice! So many things have gone down in Erie since the last time we recorded! School shootings, Teachers on “to catch a predator”, Roundabouts – there’s so much to discuss! We go retro with some FACEBOOK TROLLING! This is some epic stuff! Don’t forget “Pookie’s Law”! THE ATACOLYPSE FOOD TRUCK BEER SEGMENT: Supine Mega IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing in Modesto, CA. This is a 14.4% abv 85IBU beer. This...

Duration:01:27:16

Idiotville SPECIAL EDITION! The long-lost Episode #113!

4/12/2022
It's been found! We used the Wayback Machine to bring you a show from our archives! That's right! It's Idiotville #113! Who was on the show? What did we talk about? Did we drink beer? All these questions - AND MORE - will be answered in this previously unreleased episode from 2020! ++++++++++++++++ Do you feel like you aren't getting enough Idiotville? Check out our Patreon for BONUS CONTENT at Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast (c) 2022 Idiotville Productions. This content may not be used...

Duration:00:59:46

Idiotville #197: Fastfall's Casey Valencic talks about music!

4/5/2022
THE JUMP: Ryan, Brent, and Anna are in the studio with a special guest: Casey Valencic from local band Fastfall! Fastfall will be playing at Philly on the Rocks at April 16th! Then Voodoo in Meadville on April 23rd! Casey is a former co-worker of Brent’s – they’ve engaged in some mild shenanigans in the past, including Casey leaping the retaining wall at BWW after getting a phone call. Brent takes it back and they talk about Casey’s musical journey, playing the guitar and being a part of...

Duration:01:07:06

Idiotville #196: The long-awaited CEE Brown Interview

3/29/2022
THE JUMP: (Note: the audio gremlins had their way with us this week, but we will get it corrected next time!) With Brent under the weather, It’s Dill, Ryan, and Ted Brogan in the studio this week! Joining them: Local Rapper, Producer, Poet, and Entrepreneur, CEE Brown! Cee talks with the guys about his influences, his family, and his creative process – this is a great look at one of Erie’s preeminent performers of the last 10 years. Cee brings a different view to how he creates music,...

Duration:01:06:47

Idiotville #195: Colin Russ, advocating for Erie!

3/22/2022
THE JUMP: Dill, Brent, Ryan, and Anna are joined in the studio by a true advocate for Erie, Colin Russ We talk all the new things downtown: The Food Hall, the Food Co-op, Perry’s Tavern, and how great it is to have access to fresh groceries in the city center. This is progress toward making Erie better! We have a long discussion with Colin on his opinions about Erie and what it’s like to live here after living in several other places. What drew him to Erie? What can Erie do to draw...

Duration:01:10:17

Idiotville #193: Hail and Farewell to the Executive Director Emeritus!

3/15/2022
THE JUMP: Ryan, Brent, and Anna are in the studio with Executive Emeritus of Community Access Media, Jake Bartko! Jake is leaving CAM! We talk with him about the transition and what he’s up to now! Jake gives us his backstory at CAM, and we get into a great discussion about CAM programs of the past. Jake talks about how he’s moved CAM as an organization forward in his time as executive director. THE BEER SEGMENT! Brought to you this week by Uppy and the ‘Stache! Brent, Jake, and Anna...

Duration:01:08:41

Idiotville #194: The Conquistador Triumphant!

3/15/2022
THE JUMP: Dill, Anna, and Brent are in the studio with their all-time favorite guest, the CONQUISTADOR OF TACOS, Chris Kaye, owner of Atacolypse Food Truck! Chris didn’t bring us tacos, but he brings the noise for this episode! He’ll be at Erie Ale Works on Saturday, March 19 for his first event of the year! Chris talks all about his plans for the year, this season is already starting to fill up for him. What’s on the menu? Apparently, chicken. Prices of everything (shrimp, chicken,...

Duration:01:01:30

Idiotville #192: Chris LaFuria and the guys from Mazza Wines

3/6/2022
Sorry for the lateness of this one, folks! Dill ran into some personal issues this week and wasn't able to complete our editing process in a timely manner! It’s a packed studio this week with Dill, Brent, Anna, and Ryan We’re joined in-studio by friend of the show and fourth-place finisher in our Dynasty Fantasy Football League, Chris LaFuria and Blaine Ballard, brand ambassador for Mazza Wines, as well as on the phone by Mario Mazza. This is a completely wine-centric episode, as Blaine...

Duration:01:11:22

Idiotville #191: Harassing with no Merit - An Idiotville/TST Supercast!

2/22/2022
This week, it’s the Idiotville/Trash Sports Takes Supercast! Idiotville: Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, Jake News, and Ryan Louis take on a bunch of topics: Syphilis cases are on the rise in Erie County! The Green Township ARP Fund scandal escalates We dip into the background and criminal record of the operator of the Wesleyville Inquisitor Facebook page: After the break: It’s a full episode of TST with Brent, Ryan, and Dill! The gang riffs on Sports, pop culture, and life in general....

Duration:01:43:39