Episode 212: You Gotta Keep ‘Em Impregnated

Show Notes Episode 212: “You Gotta Keep ‘Em Impregnated”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe finally gets “The Talk” and learned where bar tabs come from.  (When a podcast host loves whiskey very much…) On the show this week keep it FUN with a deep dive with the assault on Roe v Wade!  (Don’t worry Gavin edited out all the “jokes” Dave learned as a kid.)

Along the way learn the origin story of the the most controversial Supreme Court ruling in the latter half of the 20th Century! (No, not ALMOTA FARMERS ELEVATOR & WHSE. CO. v. U.S.(1973), the other one that year.)  We explain why Roe was just a bad case all around for BOTH sides of the issue.  (I mean if RBG hates it…) We examine the good faith arguments of the anti-abortion side in a kind and sensitive manner.  (The word idiot isn’t even used once!)  Then we dissect how Roe shaped the modern GOP and the Conservative movement in the United States.  Finally, we look forward to the future without Roe and wonder if we have enough red fabric dye for all those Handmaid dresses.

Our Sponsor this week is Vasectomy Hut, when you need your nuts cut, think Vasectomy Hut.  We open the show with Dave’s mentor George Carlin and close with his other mentor Bill Hicks until Greg Goad plays us out with a song about as bad as the pun in the show title.  (We tried to stop him, we swear!)

 

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Closing Music: https://youtu.be/tQsosIV490w

Citations Needed:

Roe v Wade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

Survey: Women Go Silently From Church to Abortion Clinic
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/pre-born/survey-women-go-silently-from-church-to-abortion-clinic

Fetal Viability
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_viability

Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Bill. Here’s What Comes Next
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/us/alabama-abortion-facts-law-bill.html?module=inline

Alabama’s Extremist Abortion Bill Ruins John Roberts’ Roe Plan
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/alabama-abortion-bill-supreme-court-john-roberts-roe.html

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 211: Son of a Preacher Man

Show Notes Episode 211: Son of a Preacher Man

This week Host Dave Bledsoe is trying to get someone to help him deal with a certain set of photos that are alleged to exist.  (Rumor has it he is seen drinking Bushmills)  On the show this week we talk about why Men of God are so ungodly, and why that might be.  (Hint: They are men.)

Along the way we examine the rich history of grifting evangelists and how they always seem to be forgiven.  (It’s like their followers aren’t very bright or something.)  We talk about the kind of images that Trump’s Fixer MIGHT have “taken care of” for Jerry Falwell Jr.  (We are just speculating and are in no way suggesting they involved three llamas and Little Person using a comically large marital aid.) Then we think we have the answer to the question the media keeps asking about why evangelical voters are so willing to overlook the divorces, adultery, fornication, porn stars and general ungodliness of Donald J Trump!  (It’s like they’ve put up with from their spiritual leaders for decades or something!)

Our Sponsor this week is Revivals R Us, if the pews are empty fill ‘em up with Revivals R Us.  We open the show with Elaine Benes, who may or may not have been on a date with a young Jerry Jr and close with The Joe Mangels singing about the only boy that could ever reach them.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Closing Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yc4I4DoXiU

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 210: We Drink, and We Know Things

Episode 210: We Drink and We Know Things


This week Host Dave Bledsoe stumbles out from his hiding spot in the crypts only find out he was only passed out in the boiler room again.  On the show this week reveal the secret of the Night Kings power! (Hint:  Fan rage!) Don’t worry, the episode is spoiler free. (Unless you count us talking about all the things that happen on the show.)

Along the way we examine the phenomena that is Game of Thrones and how it went from little noticed fantasy novel to the biggest television show in history!  (We strongly suspect it has something to do with boobs.)  After this, we take a look at the cultural impact of the HBO Blockbuster, and how it crossed out of fantasy’s traditional dorky white male fandom.  (Is it Peter Dinklage?  We, honestly, are still working on it.)

We see how the books begat the show and the show begat the fandom and then we discover how both the books and the show let us all down.  We talk about predecessor works in fantasy why you should never start reading a series with more than three books if the author is still alive.  (You don’t have any pages at all, do you George?)  Then we close with everything that went wrong with show because you are not allowed to have nice things or like the things Dave doesn’t like.  (Which excludes pretty much everything except whiskey.)

Our sponsor this week is Deus Ex Machina, helping writers out of a tough spot for millennia!  We open the show with the Brothers of the Night’s Watch and close with The Keys of Awesome and their thoughts on obsession.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 960
Closing Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rapo0h-RDnk

 

Citations Needed:

Deeper Than Swords: 10 Reasons We’re So Hooked On ‘Game Of Thrones’
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2014/07/08/deeper-than-swords-10-reasons-were-so-addicted-to-game-of-thrones/#4406ae49238a

WHY BLACK ‘GAME OF THRONES’ FANS NEED #DEMTHRONES
https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/why-black-game-of-thrones-fans-need-demthrones

The American Tolkien
https://web.archive.org/web/20081229125934/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0%2C9171%2C1129596%2C00.html

Game of Thrones Show-Runners Get Extremely Candid About Their Original “Piece of Sh—t” Pilot
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/02/game-of-thrones-original-pilot-bad

Why That Surprise “Game of Thrones” Twist Was a Huge Betrayal
https://mashable.com/article/game-of-thrones-white-walker-night-king-long-night/

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 209: All We Are Saying Is, Give Impeachment a Chance

Episode 209: All We Are Saying Is, Give Impeachment a Chance

This week Host Dave Bledsoe and the staff are embroiled in an editorial fracas over what to name the show.  (Peaches!  COME ON the bands LITERAL name is Presidents of the United States!)  Also, we talk about the Mueller Report and what should done about it.  (But come on imPEACHment!  It makes so much sense!)

Along the way we dig into the details provided by the Special Counsel about the crimes, demi-crimes and quasi-crimes committed by President Peach.  We dive into the Attorney General’s position that you can’t prosecute obstruction when there was no underlying crime. (Martha Stewart begs to differ!) Then we tackle the legal, political and moral implications of Congress doing their damn jobs only to realize, Congress doesn’t recognize those words.  Finally, we make an impassioned argument for justice. (For an atheist, Dave sure does love to preach. Or PrEACH!)

Our Sponsor this week is Incompetence, when you want to crime but aren’t smart enough, its Incompetence.  We open the show with Don Jr’s Tiny Brain and close with Kuhn Family Singers.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Closing Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5lqsCiki3Q&feature=youtu.be

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 208: Times We Were Wasted on the Way

Show Notes Episode 208 “Times We Got Wasted on the Way” (4th Anniversary Show)

This week host Dave Bledsoe sobers up briefly and reacts in horror at how he’s spent the last four years of his life.  (He had a few drinks to settle his nerves, he’s fine now.) On the show this week we spend our time gazing in our navels about what we’ve learned in four years of doing a low rated podcast.  (Very, very, VERY little.)

Along the way we learn that Dave is an award winning poet. (If you count Second Grade) a playwright and a part time exotic dancer.  We go behind the scenes on what it takes to make a low rated podcast (The cheapest whiskey we can find in a Jameson bottle, he will never know) and what kind of masochism we must possess to keep doing it over and over, year after year.  (We are very bad daddy, we deserve the punishment.) (We also should be punished for writing that last parenthetical.) Finally, Dave get’s all drunk and maudlin and thanks everyone who’s helped him out, made him laugh or just annoyed the shit out of him, giving him something to talk about on the podcast.  (It goes on for a while.)  Finally, we look to the future and frankly we do not like what we see.  (More episodes.)

Our Sponsor this week is Irish Whiskey, we would tell you the name but we are not allowed.  We open with some French Philosophy and close with Gerald Hartley and time management.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Closing Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHPYklzlujI

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 207: Teach the World Turtle

Show Notes Episode 207: Teach the World Turtle

This week Host Dave Bledsoe helps science image a Black Hole MUCH closer to Earth by providing them with ten years of his credit reports.  On the show this week, we examine the conspiracy theory that makes QAnon seem quite logical: Flat Earthers. (Though, many of them are the same people people.)

Along the way we learn about Dave’s crippling fear of Vampires in his youth and his flirtation with Catholicism. (It didn’t take long to be replaced by a rational fear of Catholics Priests.)  Then we dive right in to the history of Religious Cosmology throughout the ages, from the Ur myths of Humanity to YouTube.  Then we examine the history of the Flat Earth grift and discover who is profiting from the contemporary Stupidity Industrial Complex.  (It is EXACTLY who you think it is.) Finally, we divine the only remotely possible Flat Earth theory, the World Turtle AND the Elephants.  (Everyone leaves out the Elephants!)

Our Sponsor this week is Humoralism, who remind you to get your Phlegm and Black BIle checked regularly.  We open the show by telling you the Moon is not real and close with Will Michael and the Mad Frogger teaching the controversy.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Closing Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WROuFiAN-M&feature=youtu.be

 

Citations Needed:

Flat Earther’s FAQ:
https://wiki.tfes.org/Flat_Earth_-_Frequently_Asked_Questions

Myth of the Flat Earth
http://www.veritas-ucsb.org/library/russell/FlatEarth.html

The Flat Out Truth
https://www.lockhaven.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm

How the Internet Made Us Believe in a Flat Earth
https://medium.com/s/world-wide-wtf/how-the-internet-made-us-believe-in-a-flat-earth-2e42c3206223

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 206: The Guns of Brexit

Episode 206: The Guns of Brexit

This week Host Dave Bledsoe gives Gavin his birthday present only for Gavin to discover it’s an empty bottle of his favorite Scotch.  On the show this week we head across The Pond and talk Brexit. (Whatever the hell THAT is!)

Along the way we learn the history of Europe in under two minutes and why even THEY finally decided they didn’t want to do war no more.  (And they were SO good at it!)  We discover how the European Union grew from few wild nights in Rome into the Tussles In Brussels!  (Don’t worry we go quick.) Then we explain what a Brexit IS and what it is going to do the the United Kingdom, who wins and who loses when Brexit finally happens.  (Ireland wins, everyone else loses.)  Finally, we look at how Brexit ties into our own Little Problem in America.

Our Sponsor is Restore From Last Good Copy, because sometimes you can’t fix what you fucked up. We open the show with Dennis’ political viewpoints and close with Justin Armstrong who just wants to know what to do.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Show Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTkZNHIhRU

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 205: Who Will Save Our Souls

Episode 205:  Who Will Save Our Souls

This week Host Dave Bledsoe sifts for clues, canvasses the neighborhood and grills the suspects to solve the mystery of what happened to his dignity and self respect.  (Turns out, he never had any.) On the show this week we try to solve the mystery of what happened with the Mueller Report.  (Turns out, Trump is just a clueless shit for brains!)

Along the way we talk 70’s Detectives and why we never got a Gran Torino like Starsky and Hutch.  (We were NEVER that cool!) Then we dip our toes into the Barr Memo on the Mueller Report about the Russia Investigation in almost a few words and as quickly as the Attorney General used.  (NO COLLUSION!  NO COLLUSION!) We look at Mueller as the Magical Unicorn that was gonna save us all.  (Turns out he was just a man, a man wearing a single horn on his head, but just a man.)  Then we explain where to go from here.  (Maybe for ice cream?)

Our Sponsor this week is Deal With It, for when things don’t work out the way you wanted.  We open with Tony Giardino’s career woes and close with Nathaniel Bacon asking for shoe repair.

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Show Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMRL6D7hofc

 

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 204: Kellyanne, Don’t Take Your Love to Trump

Show Notes Episode 204: Kellyanne, Don’t Take Your Love to Trump

This week Host Dave Bledsoe doles out relationship advice, unfortunately his only lasting one is with a bottle of Jameson.  (To be fair, they’ve been together for years!) On the show this week, we talk Conway vs Conway in a steel cage match to keep the love of a good woman from being stolen away by a dinky fingered porn groper. (Surprisingly, this is NOT as shot at Dave!)

 

Along the way we look at the history of Worst Couple as they rose from the children of wealth and privilege to the highest pinnacles of D.C. power. (They took the elevator one floor) From there we look at love and politics in America only to find we might be good for a one night stand with Campus Gun Chick, we are NOT going to take her home to meet Mom!  (Who, actually, would LOVE her!)  Finally, we ask the hard question:  Are George and Kelletor gonna be OK after this week of hell.  (Our sources say they are snuggling all the way to the bank.)

 

Our Sponsor this week is Fix-A-Spouse, don’t divorce: deprogram!  We open the show with the Woolf’s and a lovely dinner party and close with the Dukes of Maslow asking if Ruby could leave her love at home.

 

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4

www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601

Show Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Bxq4PSTaI

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Episode 203: Bribing Your Way Into Bartender College

Show Notes Episode 203: Bribing Your Way Into Bartender College


This week Host Dave Bledsoe’s alma mater files a restraining order to prevent him from revealing his matriculation at their institution.  On the show this week we talk about parents showing their love for their children by breaking Federal Law. (Our parents don’t love US enough to risk prison, that’s for sure!)

Along the way we learn how to ace your SATs without even trying.  (Hint: Crime!)  We ask some hard questions about college athletics.  (WATER POLO?  Seriously?) We then discuss more traditional means of college admissions through expenditures of money most people don’t have, from buying buildings to test prep.  (Test prep cost about as much as bribing the proctor.)  We also point out that what the admissions scandal parents did probably shouldn’t be illegal since the entire system is constructed to encourage doing exactly what they did, and why the colleges like it that way.  (Each generations of student loans produces the next!  Perfect plan!)

Our Sponsor this weeks is Fast Eddie’s Prep Academy, paving the way to trade schools for underachievers, because they need the help!  We open the show with Rodney Dangerfield throwing money at a University and the Vitamin String Quartet inquiring on the status of their degree?

Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense
The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast
The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/
The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 
www.whatthehellpodcast.com
Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast
The Show Line: 347 687 9601
Show Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ui3ofz2gw

 

Citations Needed:

Inside the Pricey, Totally Legal World of College Consultants
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/us/admissions-cheating-scandal-consultants.html

Here Are All The Incredible Details From The College Admissions Bribery Scandal
https://deadspin.com/here-are-all-the-incredible-details-from-the-college-ad-1833236579

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail