Hobo Radio 300 – You gotta keep em separated

Chinatown is one of the finest examples of film noir. The Naked Gun is hilarious comedy. And The Usual Suspects has one of the best twist endings in film. But all of these movies are now marred because one of the people involved in each one has been accused of horrific crimes.

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars try to figure out how to separate the art from the artist (if such a thing is even possible). They also discuss the absurdity of podcast intros, the kid who hid inside an airplane’s wheel well a la Commando and the drunk, vengeful girl Joel recently encountered at a bar.

Can you ever really separate art from the artist? Are teenaged boys unstoppable? Would you go with a drunk stranger to egg her ex's house? The answers to these questions and more are in this week's podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Turn Me On” by Giangobbe


Hobo Radio 299 – Tim Hortons or nothing

If you want a surefire summer blockbuster on your hands, there are two men you have to call - Joel Murphy and Lars. But to get them in your office, you have to meet their demands. And those demands start with Tim Hortons donuts. No other donuts will suffice.

In addition to their Tim Hortons obsession, the boys also discuss jellybean flavored milk, the recently announced Goonies and Mrs. Doubtfire sequels and Amazon’s shopping list for drug dealers.

What sets Joel’s Twilight fan-fic apart from the rest? Why is Lars trying so hard to get fired? Who gives a f--- about an Oxford comma? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week's music:

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Twentysomething” by Yoni Leviatan


Vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment from its rise in the 1880s through 1930s. It played much the same a role in people’s lives that radio and later television would for later generations. Many early radio, television and film stars began as vaudeville performers. It was variety entertainment, consisting of a diverse series of short acts. The acts ranged from singing groups, animal acts, comedians, contortionists, magicians to short musical plays. Very rarely freaks or sideshow acts were performed.

Special Guests:

Hot and Bothered

Mentioned in this Episode:

“Everything I know I learned in vaudeville.” -James Cagney Vaudeville & Burlesque History & Lingo Eugen Sandow

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Hobo Radio 298 – John Wayne Gacy’s garage sale

Joel Murphy had every intention of starting this week’s show by paying tribute to one of his favorite comedians, John Pinette, but when he saw the creepy painting hanging above Lars’ bed, he had no choice but to stop the show and address it. He tries to figure out what would possess a grown man to buy such a painting, a painting that screams, “Keep your children far, far away from my house.”

They do eventually discuss Pinette, along with the Ultimate Warrior and Mickey Rooney. They also discuss female superhero movies, getting older and why it’s okay to make fun of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Is Mickey Rourke still alive? Which will happen first, a Black Widow movie or a Wonder Woman movie? Have you ever wanted to grab a cop’s gun? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “I Wish You Well” by Tony James Shevlin

Hobo Radio 297 – #CancelHoboRadio

After Stephen Colbert got in all of that trouble on Twitter, you would think Joel Murphy would have learned to be more careful about what he says and does. However, this weekend he had his own moment of what he describes as “accidental racism” when he mistook an Asian guy at a beer festival for a completely different Asian man he met the night before.

In addition to that incident, Murphy and Lars also discuss the Game of Thrones premiere, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last terrible movie project and a bizarre billboard featuring Ray Liotta’s face.

How do you know when to hug people? Who will be starring alongside Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in Triplets? Can you pants the chips? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Better Off” by Car 54