Hobo Radio 292 – The year of McConaughey

Joel Murphy and Lars don’t know much about this year’s Academy Awards, but they do know one thing – it could be shaping up to be Matthew McConaughey’s year. They talk about his roles in Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective and predict how likely he is to pull off a double Oscar/Emmy win.

They also go back and review the Academy’s 2004 Best Picture selection, share their thoughts on Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu and introduce their own March Madness tournament, which features the films of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Harold Ramis.

Would you eat a waffle taco? Has anyone ever won an Emmy and an Academy Award in the same year? Do you know what a fez is? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Rolling Stone” by Blue Laroy

Hobo Radio 291 – A six-percent absorption threshold

With the Winter Olympics currently underway in Sochi, we’ve been hearing a lot of horror stories coming out of Russia. But one thing you may not have heard about is their recent ban on lace panties. Joining together with Kazakhstan and Belarus, Russia is seeking to clear its shelves of any undergarments that fall below a six-percent absorption threshold.

In addition to this confounding new law, Joel Murphy and Lars discuss The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer and Marvel’s current film superiority over DC.

Why are men so insistent on telling women what to wear? Can Lars name 10 DC comic superheroes? What exactly is a six-percent absorption threshold? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Dr. Goodfoot” by Hulon

024- Johnny Eck?


Ladies and Gentleman come meet the “Half Man”! He walks everywhere on his hands cause he’s got no choice. He’s only 18 inches tall but he’s a bigger man than us all. Some have called him a broken doll, some a freak. But he’s more than that. Come learn about Johnny Eck the “King of Freaks”!

Companion Video: Edited by Darin Malfi

Mentioned in this Episode:

MICA Presents Largest Exhibition Featuring Sideshow Performer Johnny Eck Dec13-March16 2014 IMDB Welcome to Baltimore, Hon. The Amazing Johnny Eck A most remarkable man has died The Second Life Johnny Eck Some freaks of yesteryear. Johnny Eck Museum Johnny's Racecar

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Hobo Radio 290 – Don’t hurt me no more

It’s Valentine’s Day. And Joel Murphy and Lars are spending it with each other … as it should be.

The two discuss love (and if they still believe in it). They also talk about Billboard’s top 50 love songs, Zagat’s “50 States, 50 sandwiches” list and the reason men in their 30s have never grown up.

What sandwich is your state know for? Is “Sail” the best or worst strip club song ever? Will Joel be Lars’ Valentine? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Love Always, Charlie” by 7 Shot Screamers

Hobo Radio 289 – Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars pay tribute to a man who was arguably the greatest actor of his generation – Philip Seymour Hoffman. They talk about his impressive career and his tragic, untimely death, sharing their favorite performances and reflecting on what made him such a joy to watch.

The dynamic duo also discuss The Monuments Men, the perfect way to eat a hamburger and Joel talks about how awkward it was watching The Prince of Tides with his mom when he was younger.

What were Philip Seymour Hoffman’s most iconic roles? What had Joel and Lars cracking up before they started the show? What person is Joel adding to his list of “not terrible” impressions? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Ni Pensarte” by La Barca de Sua