Hobo Radio 342 – Sexy guerrilla

Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle share their thoughts on Sunday’s Oscar telecast, particularly Birdman‘s surprising success, Boyhood‘s lack of success and Sean Penn’s douchiness.

They also pay tribute to recently deceased comedy writer Harris Wittles, talk about falling down in the snow and do not one, but two Mad Libs.

Why was Lars so quiet on Monday? Why didn’t Boyhood have a plot? Is periwinkle a color? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Endless Corridor” by Special Guests

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Hobo Radio Interview – Chris Parnell

From Dr. Leo Spacemen on 30 Rock to Jerry Smith on Rick and Morty to Cyril Figgis on Archer, Chris Parnell has mastered the art of delivering ridiculous lines with a perfect deadpan. He’s the consummate comedic straight man who makes every scene he’s in better with his earnest delivery.

We recently spoke to Parnell about his journey to become an actor, his experience at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special and the wavering of his Christian faith.

[To read the print version of this interview, click here.]

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” by Lucas Perny & Miloslav Kollar and “The Ring” by Peacock Ball
  • End – “I Don’t Need a Doctor” by Davide Pannozzo

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052-Robert Ripley?


Robert Ripley has left behind a massive legacy all tied to the words Believe it or Not! He has had his hand in cartooning newspapers, hosting radio and television shows and of course his many Odditoriums around the world. Ripley traveled the word collecting oddities and stories to display them to the masses. During this episode we speak with Nora the regional manager for the Maryland Ripley’s Odditoriums. She is a lifelong Ripley fan, as are we and we a great time discussing his early life as a sports champion, his travels and his harem. Robert Ripley wore many hats in his day and even owned his own private island. This episode was recorded inside of the Baltimore location which we toured directly after.

Companion Video:

Here’s a link to the PBS documentary we discussed in the episode.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/ripley/player/
Mentioned in this Episode:

PBS film on Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ fascinating The Unbelievable Mr. Ripley The 'Curious' Story Of Robert 'Believe It Or Not!' Ripley A Curious Man Spalding's official handball guide (1923) Ten Things to Know About Robert Ripley

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