Category Archives: Breaking Bad

Hobo Radio Interview – Peter Diseth from Better Call Saul


The tragedy of Better Call Saul is that we know going in that our protagonist’s fate is sealed. As much as we may empathize with and root for Jimmy McGill, we know that he is destined to end up being the Saul Goodman we watched in Breaking Bad (and eventually, the Gene Takavic we see glimpses of in Better Call Saul).

But perhaps, if things had gone a different way, Jimmy could have turned out like Bill Oakley, the trans fat loving, “petty with a prior” spouting deputy district attorney that serves as a foil for McGill on BCS.

We explore this alternate universe Jimmy with Peter Diseth, the actor who plays Oakley. We also discuss how he landed the role (which included an awkward bathroom encounter with Bob Odenkirk), what it’s like being a day player on TV shows and how hard it is to eat food take after take in a scene.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk,” “Give It (All Night Long” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “El Sonido de la Vida” by Silva de Alegria

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Hobo Radio 273 – This is the end?

Breaking Bad came to a close this past Sunday, racking up record-high ratings for its finale. While the majority of fans were satisfied with the finale, some critics complained that it was “too neat” and others went full-on conspiracy theory, claiming that the finale actually took place inside Walter White’s head.

Joel Murphy and Lars talk about the Breaking Bad finale (in vague terms, since Lars hasn’t actually seen it). They also discuss finales in general and their ability to retroactively change the way people feel about a TV show as a whole. They include the polarizing finales of The Sopranos and Lost in their discussion.

Is it time to cut Damon Lindelof a break? Why can’t people in Hollywood write good female characters? What’s the point of making an American remake of a British TV show if you are just going to hire the same British actor to play the part? 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 Don’t Know What to Do Anymore” by Ghost Children of Calico

Hobo Radio 267 – No really, we totally have a list

It may seem like Joel Murphy and Lars are making this week’s show up as they go along, but they totally have a list of topics they are going off of. A very real, in no way made up list. One that you can’t see, but apparently includes diverse topics like acupuncture, Breaking Bad‘s unexpected surge in popularity and rhubarb. It also, randomly enough, includes an advertisement for an upcoming car show.

And if that wasn’t enough, the end of the show is interrupted by breaking news. It’s news that has sent the entire Internet into a tizzy. Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Hear Joel and Lars’ reactions as they hear the news for the first time.

How was Lars’ first acupuncture session? Will Ben Affleck be the bomb in Batman vs. Superman, yo? Does watching The World’s End make you more British? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Isaac Newton” by Locomotive Ghost