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Daily mediocrity since 2003 from Portland, Oregon.

Byron Beck is back. By himself. You know what this means. It means there is absolutely nothing of ANY nutritional value or redeemable quality inside this podcast. Good luck to you, and godspeed to whatever kin you might leave behind. Download audio file (05242012.mp3)
Nothin like an episode where we all sit around and explore our various neuroses, and the neuroses of others, with Courtenay Hameister, who is nervous about having to give a commencement speech to a bunch of rich, privileged teenagers on their graduation night. What do you say about the future …
David Walker and Benja Barker (Alter Egos Society, Trek in the Park) join the show today to discuss awesome things: like Wonder Northwest, a full-on Pop-Culture Convention happening this weekend; Choose Your Own Adventure stories, like the ones where a soapbox derby ends with you racing with Dinosaurs before a …
Monday, May 21st, 2012 May 22, 2012
Today's show is STUFFED. Stuffed like a good steak will leave you. Stuffed like the longboxes at TFAW's Hollywood location. Stuffed like the brain of Ryan Fleming, who discusses a multitude of topics on today's show. Topics like how to hook up a steak properly. The writings of Bret Easton …
Friday, May 18th, 2012 May 19, 2012
Academy Award-nominee and independent animation legend Bill Plympton joins today's show, discussing the documentary "Adventures in Plymptoons," directed by Alexia Anastasio, who is also in studio, with Mike Russell, who yes, still has to review Battleship, but wisely chooses to spend the first 95% of the show discussing Plympton's career, …
Byron Beck is on injured reserve after an election night accident. But Big Jim is padded up and ready to play, regardless how many debilitating concussions life may throw at him. For example: He got fired on Tuesday. And so, the show develops a theme: The Fairness line, and what …
This episode, to quote a better man than myself, "Drops science like Galileo dropped the Orange." The science in question? Writing. Courtenay Hameister and writer/producer Bill Oakley (The Simpsons, Portlandia) talk about the fresh hell that awaits you inside the writers room, picking your battles, Why Wes Anderson probably won't …
Today's Show? FIRED UP. That happens sometimes when David Walker shows up. It starts with the revelation that Basic Cable actually WAS listening to our show and stealing our Midnight Movie choices for their programming. And then we take a trip back to childhood once again, to find out when …
Monday, May 14th, 2012 May 15, 2012
Ryan Fleming normally talks about Video Games. And that happens on today's show, specifically, discussions about Kickstarter as the indie developers saving grace, potentially making it easier for instant classics like Braid, Fez, and Journey to get made. But this is a show made of derailments, and those begin in …
Friday, May 11th, 2012 May 12, 2012
Mike Russell starts the show on Paper Street, waxing rhapsodical about soap and anarchy, before realizing that even though it was made in 1999 and still FEELS fresh, "Fight Club" is, in fact, horribly dated. Fincher's classic leads to discussion on Fincher's first film, and how being a nice guy …
Herk and Jerk and Hot Dog Water Download audio file (05102012.mp3)
Wednesdays are Courtenay Hameister days, and those days? ALWAYS deliver. We start in a darkened theater, screaming our fool heads off at a scary movie, and then we discuss why our brains love to play tricks on us, and how we'll go looking for the supernatural if left to our …
David Walker is in. He's wearing pants. This is a good start. His experiment with juice diets is also off to a good start, as we discover the finer points of a juice based diet, which involves something he calls "Sweet Dirt" and observing the morbidly obese at chain restaurants, …
Monday, May 7th, 2012 May 8, 2012
Portland Mayoral Candidate Jefferson Smith - the only candidate to quote Road House and legislative history in equal doses - makes one last stop at the studios before Primary season closes. What was revealed? Well, he definitely has a better understanding of how Game of Thrones works than Willamette Week. …
Friday, May 4th, 2012 May 5, 2012
Mike Russell returns, just in time for a semi-somber meditation on time running out. It's hard not to think of such things when Adam Yauch just died, and everyone else is celebrating "Star Wars Day," honoring a movie that came out 35 years ago, while some of us are futzing …
It's a different sort of Thursday show - you can tell because there's a description. Also, because Byron Beck isn't on it. Why? HE FORGOT THERE WAS A SHOW TODAY. Big Jim Willig has a better memory, (un)lucky for him. So today's topics? Oh, just basic run-of-the-mill stuff like LIONS …
Courtenay Hameister of Live Wire Radio! is joined by Craig May, the mind behind Spicy News. You would think a man who puts peppers in the faces of Portland's finest comics might not have much in common with a woman who interviews Pulitzer Prize winners, but in fact, they both …
A smooth grooves slide from subject to subject is served up via David Walker on today's show. Fall in behind the man as we stride, with purpose, through a pop-culture landscape that includes The Dark Knight, The Avengers, our adventures as young would-be superheroes destroying our parents clothes in an …
More meat for the beast. Download audio file (04262012.mp3)
Compared to the pace of the rest of the week, today's show with Courtenay Hameister is relatively languid. But still(er) waters run deep, and thus we end up - after starting the show discussing the Scofield scale of Pepper Hotness and Bobby's upcoming bout of comedic self torture on "Spicy …