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.
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.
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.
It’s a historic day folks: it’s the FIFTH Lone Star Does Five Star special. Five for five, baby! Five on five! High five! We’ll put five on it! Five in one, half a dozen… um, is actually more than five, but we digress. Join Alex and Ben as they dig into the finest of finer things, including tattoos, school fairs, college concerts, the Persona series, James Blake, “Who Is America,” “The Wilderness,” “Nanette,” and doing what we love to do. Brought to you by Alex’s mom just in the nick of time!
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!
Horrifying portraits and misspelled words. Cat eyebrows and Hello Kitty foreheads. Drake-themed club promotions and Pokemon Go gyms. Join Alex and Ben this week as they dive into the most regrettable tattoo catastrophes as ranked by the internet. Brought to you by Flavor Town.
There are many Lone Star quality comedy specials out there, but for this episode, we thought we’d reintroduce some familiar faces: Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Coming at you live from inside the “Liberal Bubble” (which, we come to learn, is not really much of a bubble), Ben and Alex unpack the racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, and generally marginalizing dumpster fire that is “We’ve Been Thinking.” Available now on Netflix.
It’s our 20th episode!! Let’s celebrate by talking about the finer things, such as Muse, Zelda, Charlie Kaufman, Name of the Wind, Maximum Fun, The Love Below, and… each other (awww). Parting the Curtain™: This episode was recorded the day LeBron James went to Los Angeles. Brought to you by GoGurt (not really, though).
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.”