Hobo Radio 263 – Don’t make ‘em special

Over the past 263 shows, Joel Murphy and Lars have learned a trick to make the podcasts entertaining: don’t make ‘em special.

This week, it’s another run of the mill Hobo Radio chat covering a wide range of topics. The boys discuss Christopher Robin’s various psychoses on display in Winnie the Pooh, the unreliability of historical records and the misuse of the phrase “based on a true story.” If that wasn’t enough, they also play another round of the Netflix game and come up with a genius solution for how to make Comic-Con accessible to everyone.

Should Christopher Robin be in a mental facility? Is Bubblegum Samurai a real movie? What is Lars’ new catchphrase? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Underground Messiahs” by Verseminority

008-Uri Geller?


During the late sixties a young Israeli man started becoming popular for his displays of psychic prowess. From mentalism to psychokinesis Uri Geller has been revered and challenged for his mind-bending performances.

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Hobo Radio 262 – Food puns with Fontina Turner

Today is a special day for Joel Murphy and Lars – it’s their five-year anniversary of doing Hobo Radio together. And while they don’t celebrate over a candle-lit dinner, they do get HoboTrashcan’s new food writer Fontina Turner on the show with them to at least talk about making tasty food.

Lars and Fontina also square off in the Netflix Game, Turner opens up about her fear of clowns and the trio talk about networks who try to use hashtags to promote their shows.

Who will win the Netflix game? What’s the traditional five-year anniversary gift? How close to the beginning of Cinderella was Fontina’s childhood? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Simple Things” by Holly Gentry

Hobo Radio 261 – Now with theme music

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars unveil a new game, one that comes complete with its own theme music. Well, it sort of has its own theme music. In truth, it’s just Murphy humming a few bars to a song he made up on the spot, but its a low budget show, so they are working with what they’ve got. Still, regardless of the theme music, the “Netflix Game” is a fun new concept that you can play along with at home.

In addition to their gaming shenanigans, the dynamic duo also discuss Man of Steel, fireworks and people who claim to have seen ghosts.

What is the Netflix game? Why doesn’t anyone in DC own guns? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Funhouse” by She Said Fire