Hobo Radio 282 – Stop saying selfies

This week, the world said goodbye to a truly great man – Nelson Mandela. His funeral, however, was slightly overshadowed by two strange developments – the fact that the sign language interpreter was signing gibberish and the fact that our President took a selfie with the lovely Danish prime minster. Joel Murphy and Lars share their thoughts on the passing of Mandela. They also talk about Obama and the translator. Though they are mostly just upset that the word “selfie” has become so popular.

The duo also discuss Joel’s recent weight loss and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And they do another round of MadLibs.

Is it okay to snap selfies at a funeral? Who is that mystery man next to the Danish prime minister? What is going on with Joel’s hair? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “It Aint Christmas Without You” by George Fletcher’s Bourbon Renewal/The Tequila Mockingbirds

Hobo Radio 260 – Act One: Accent Mark

Joel Murphy and Lars show just how well balanced Hobo Radio can be by segueing seamlessly from an in-depth discussion of the Fast and the Furious franchise into a discussion of This American Life and its frequent contributor David Sedaris. There truly is something for everyone on this week’s show.

They also dissect Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which they believe was written by out of touch adults who didn’t understand the teenagers they were writing for, and they share their thoughts on the late, great James Gandolifini and the legacy he leaves behind.

Does anybody actually like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Is there anything Walmart could do to make its customers boycott them? Is there anything more adorable than the mental image of Nelson Mandela and Stan Lee sharing a pair of headphones? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Bitter Days” by Radio Dial