Hobo Radio 296 – Better than the original

Children of the 80s have been quick to attack Michael Bay’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. They feel it will ruin a once great franchise. However, Joel Murphy is here to set the record straight. According to Murphy, Bay isn’t ruining anything. The original TMNT live-action movies were already terrible.

Murphy and Lars also discuss Matthew McConaughey’s chances of winning an Emmy, David O. Russell’s overrated films and Hall and Oates underrated music.

What era did American Hustle take place in? How many Emmys did The Wire win? What is a ninja turtle without his belt? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Impossible” by The Naxalites

Hobo Radio 295 – Percy Sledge and the Olympians

Three weeks ago, Joel Murphy and Lars began their Hobo Madness Tournament, pitting the iconic movies of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Harold Ramis against each other in an effort to name one supreme film. This week, they’ve reached the finals. Almost Famous and Ghostbusters go head to head for cinematic supremacy. Only one can win.

They also discuss the MegaMillion jackpot winner from their hometown, Joel’s recent movie screening snafu and his uncanny resemblance to Wil Wheaton.

Why did Joel miss the Bad Word‘s screening? Why are Star Trek actors so good at social media? What film will reign supreme? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.


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This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Heldentum” by Ax
  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “She Fires Me Up ” by Tourist

026-Otherkin?


Have you ever pretended to be a dragon or maybe an elf? Some people believe that these mythological beings are real and might have existed long ago or in another dimension still today. But this is a group who believe even further that their soul is not human. Some think their soul is that of an animal or another race and sometimes the soul of a video game character. These people are in the community that call themselves Otherkin.

Mentioned in this episode:

Right! So What's an Otherkin? From otherkin to transethnicity: Your field guide to the weird world of tumblr identity politics Elven Like Me The Otherkin Community Inc. Identifying Your Otherkin Species The Are You Otherkin Test

Related Products:

Memoirs of a Unicorn The Otherkin Dictionary vampspeak Not In Kansas Anymore: A Curious Tale of How Magic Is Transforming America Hardcover Bicycle Elves & Orcs Playing Cards Deck A field guide

Hobo Radio 294 – Game of chicken

In a recent issue of Vanity Fair, it was revealed that George R. R. Martin recently had a meeting with the writers of the Game of Thrones television show to discuss where the characters were headed in the event the show gets ahead of Martin, who is still writing the last two books. Joel Murphy and Lars discuss this latest development and the show in general.

They also conduct the Final Four round of the Hobo Madness Tournament, which pits Almost Famous vs. The Master and Caddyshack vs. Ghost Busters.

Will the tournament get as heated as last week? Will George R. R. Martin finish his books before the show catches up? Do they have time for the chimpanzee story? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.


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This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Magnetic Resonance ” by Jim Morris Band

Hobo Radio 293 – Sadness and decay

The Hobo Madness Tournament heats up this week as Joel Murphy and Lars have a lengthy debate over which film should advance to the final four – Groundhog Day or Caddyshack. And that’s just one of four difficult match ups. They also pick winners for Almost Famous vs. Boogie Nights, The Master vs. Mission: Impossible III and Animal House vs. Ghostbusters.

They also discuss the Academy Awards, including the rise of Kevin Spacey, the goofiness of Matthew McConaughey and the possibility that The Wolf of Wall Street is just as important sociologically as 12 Years a Slave.

Who will win in Caddyshack vs. Groundhog Day? Why did we stop using the term “homely”? What surprise does Joel have for Lars? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.


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This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Did You See What God Did to Us?” by Dr. Rage and the Uppercuts