You know the drill, folks. Every 5 episodes, we take a break from all the dumpster-diving to talk about things we love. Look for clues about today’s topics in the hashtags (and by clues, we mean literal descriptors). Brought to you by Rift Studios. No, seriously, there’s a discount code and everything, we’re big time now.
Note: Since recording this episode, FEMA has made emergency funds available to the Oglala Lakota Tribe.
What’s garbage in real life, but music to your ears? What’s about Texas, but never really about Texas? Have you guessed it? It’s the Lone Star Podcast. Oy. Today, your Trash Captains take you on a deep dive into some of the worst riddles, puzzles, jokes, and puns on the internet. Careful, we might run into some suspishfish along the way. Brought to you by big pharma.
It’s 2002. You’re in a Sharper Image. You’re getting over a recent break-up. Phil Collins’ brand new comeback album, “Testify,” comes on over the speakers. You remain uninspired. You sit in a massage chair–decide you’ll wait until you get a bigger place before you buy it. You leave. Flash forward 17 years: you sit down and listen to the Lone Star Podcast. Alex and Ben give voice to your moment of ennui from that dark time. We cannot feel it coming in the air tonight, folks. Brought to you by… nothing. Nobody. Nothingness.
Your favorite Garbage Voyagers embark on a most daring journey into the depths of online, fan-made choose your own adventure games. They’re joined by Dumpster Dilettante John Zdrojeski as they brave the high seas, 19th century London, and a… beehive? Brought to you by socks and good music.
Last year, The Garbage Boys took a deep dive into the hellscape of monologues written for teens. This time, they’re diving even deeper and mustering up their acting chops to tackle some two-person scenes for teens. Like the monologues, these scenes are not from plays, but a magical database full of standalone pieces written by–um, whoever, it would seem. Buckle up, Lonestarinos, Oscar season is only nine months away. Brought to by… a very mature joke made by two adult men.
The tradition is back, Lonestarinos. Join Ben and Alex as they take a break from all the garbage to talk about things that are not garbage: things like SXSW, Beirut, Chase Iron Eyes, trail mix, Sekiro, Happy as Lazzaro, life without booze, and the Democratic field. Eclectic and joyful as ever. Brought to you by jokes.
On today’s episode, your premier purveyors of garbage content are joined by in-house Lone Star Reality TV Consultant Maggie McCaffery to talk about “Age Gap Love,” a British reality show that’s about exactly what it sounds like. Love is blind. Sometimes really, really blind. Brought to you by hamburgers.