Get ready for Part II of The Lone Star Showdown! *Airhorn airhorn airhorn!!* This audio medium ain’t big enough for the 14 of us, partner! Going head to head in this round, we have: Lone Stars, Lone Star Law and Disorder, Lone Star Grid Iron, The Lone Star Ranger, Lone Star Side Show, Lone Star Lowdown, and Lone Star Boars. Which Lone Star Podcast will come out on top!? It definitely could be anybody! We definitely won’t just pick ourselves! Brought to you by… kisses.
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.
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.
Finance, fitness, podcasts, cooking, social media… kissing? Mock shaving? Games that aren’t games? This week, Ben and Alex dip into the underbelly of low-rated, non-rated, and, shall we say, PG-13 rated apps available on the App Store (not Google Play, because we’re not that hip).
One year ago, Alex and Ben first ventured into the talking animal purgatory that is the “Buddies” series and promised they would return to it when the time was right. That day has come. In this episode, we take a closer look than anybody has probably ever taken at “Treasure Buddies,” the “Indiana Jones”-ish, straight-to-DVD “Air Bud” knock-off you never knew you needed to see.
Some are adorable. Some are mighty and fearsome. Some are… useless, racist, and/or look like Harvey Weinstein? This week, join Ben and special guest Harrison Bryan as they figure out which Pokemon you should not “travel across the land, searching far and wide” for. Brought to you by electric fly swatters. Shout outs to the “Who’s That Pokemon” podcast!
Chekhov. Shaw. Miller. Churchill. Stoppard. Nottage. Baker. Jeff from accounting. Join BFA-holding experts Alex and Ben as they explore the Lone Star world of youth audition monologues that are written by God-knows-who and posted on the internet. Trigger warning: episode contains dramatic readings of material that addresses what it’s like to be a “typical teen” who “doesn’t want to chill with [their] cousin anymore” and/or needs to be “fully committed to figure skating.”