For as long as we can remember people have been putting things on top of things. Pizza is one good example we have already covered. A completely different animal is condiments. They are tasty liquids, powders, sauces and gravies used to enhance flavors on a larger entree. They sound mundane until their origins are uncovered from history. So it’s barbecue season. Lets grill a burger and smother it.

Our guest this week is Michael Cornett author of the blog Dust and Corruption. Mike was on our previous episode about Absinthe.

Michael Cornett

Here’s a little something to get you started.

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Hobo Radio 354 – Lars makes Dave LaSalle uncomfortable

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle are joined by Dave LaSalle of the Baltimore Improv Group, who joins them to talk about the Baltimore Improv Festival.

The guys talk about stage acting versus film acting, how they cope with the fear of death and what celebrities they’d like to body swap with a la the new Ben Kingsley-Ryan Reynolds movie Self/Less.

Who would you switch bodies with if you had two weeks to live? Which accent is worse – John Malkovich’s in Rounders or Gary Oldman in True Romance? Is Josh Kuderna a monster? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Jarvis” by Toussaint Morrison


Hobo Radio is part of the Thunder Grunt Podcast Network. Hear more shows at ThunderGrunt.com.

060-48 Hour Film Project?

We Made a film for the Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project. You can come see our film at the Charles Theater (1711 North Charles St.) in Baltimore. The screening is Wednesday June 24th at 9pm. We are in group C. The genre we picked from a hat was romance. Our criteria for the film had to include a few elements.

PROP:   A roll of tape
LINE:  “Sometimes the best answer is no answer.
CHARACTER:  Q. Treller, Secret Society Member

We have made a Directors cut of “Your Biggest Fan”

The Movie is released!

Here’s the official trailer!

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Hobo Radio 353 – Fast food mascot slash fiction

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle wonder aloud if The Hamburglar and The Noid were actually heroes, trying to save us all from subpar fast food. They also wonder if the two ever found love … perhaps even in one another.

Murphy and Periwinkle also share their thoughts on Jurassic World, Game of Thrones and the never-produced third Joel Schumacher Batman film that would have starred Courtney Love as Harley Quinn.

What horrible traits has Big Vinegar picked up this week? Who would have played the Scarecrow in Schumacher’s film? Can Game of Thrones keep a certain character’s resurrection a secret if it comes to pass? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Home” by December


Hobo Radio is part of the Thunder Grunt Podcast Network. Hear more shows at ThunderGrunt.com.


GWAR is one of the most controversial rock groups in american history. With their elaborate back story and costumes they certainly make a striking and unique presentation.

Win a Gwar Tiki Mug by giving us a review on Itunes (or your favorite podcatcher) and sending a screen cap of it to feedback@thecurioso.com! The give away ends August 11 2015!


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