Podcast 42 #123: Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert John Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965. He is an actor, producer, and singer. His early years found success, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles. He eventually redeemed himself starting with a role in Ally McBeal. According to Wikipedia, in 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world, and from 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Podcast 42 goes on house arrest with Iron Man.

Featured Beer: Stone Brewery’s Tropic Of Thunder

Christopher De Voss – Himself, Joe Piscopo

JL Tross – Himself, Robert Downey Jr.

Laura De Voss – Herself, Jarvis

Sabrina Pierre – Herself, Elton John, The Mandarin

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Podcast 42 #122: The Office

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Podcast 42 takes a tour of the set of one of the most memed (is that a word?) shows to date. It’s The Office! The show is set at a paper company in Scranton, Pa., and mirrors the Ricky Gervais-led British original.¬†Although the show never peaked at the top of the ratings, it’s one of the most watched and beloved series on Netflix.

Featured Beer: Sweet Water Extra Pale Ale 420

Christopher De Voss – Himself, Benny, Brooder

JL Tross – Himself, Bob, L Ron Hubbard

Laura De Voss – Herself,

Sabrina Pierre – Herself, Jenny

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Podcast 42 #121: Netflix

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Join Podcast 42 as they discover the new Netflix Virtual Tour channel. Chris, JL, Laura, and Sabrina learn the history of Netflix including the fight with Blockbuster for place in America’s heart for top movie rentals. Netflix started in 1997 and has been a huge influence on the way we now watch media. By the way, we left some of the mistakes in, just for fun.

Featured Beer: Golden Road Brewing’s Mango Cart

Christopher De Voss – Himself, John Antioco

JL Tross – Himself, Reed Hastings, Pauly Shore

Laura De Voss – Herself, Announcer

Sabrina Pierre – Herself, Mark Randolph

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Podcast 42 #120: Sam Spade The Blood Money Caper 1946

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The Adventures of Sam Spade ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946. It starred Howard Duff as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie. It was based on the character created by Dashiell Hammett for his 1930 novel The Maltese Falcon.

Featured Beer: Cigar City’s Margarita Gose

Christopher De Voss – Sam Spade

JL Tross – Papa, Bluepoint Vance, Red, Cop

Laura De Voss – Sound Effects, Ann Newhall, Taylor Newhall

Sabrina Pierre – Effie, Big Flora, Announcer

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Podcast 42 #119: Scooby Doo

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It’s Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, and of course, Shaggy’s talking Great Dane, Scooby-Doo! They travel in the Mystery Machine in search of ghosts and other non-supernatural humans who are just wearing really ultra realistic masks. The Scooby gang helps Podcast 42 in trying to solve the mystery of…who wants to sabotage the podcast!

Featured Beer: Persimmon Hollow’s Beach Hippie IPA

Christopher De Voss – Himself, Fred, Scooby, Faraz

JL Tross – Himself, Red Herring, Yeti, Michael Buble, Kyle

Laura De Voss – Herself, Velma, Nicole

Sabrina Pierre – Herself, Intercom Voice, Shaggy, Daphe

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Podcast 42 #118: Dragnet The Big No Tooth 1955

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We take an old radio drama and then randomize the parts. Each part is assigned a random quirk. We then make all the sound effects ourselves, add some improv, and you have the beautiful mess of a brand new radio play.

Featured Drink: New Belgium’s Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza

Christopher De Voss – Narrator, Chief, Seaver

JL Tross – Announcer, Friday, Roberts

Laura De Voss – Boxer, Ms Argus, Doctor

Sabrina Pierre – Smith, Sound Effects, Joplin

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Podcast 42 #117: Monday Night Football

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Monday Night Football broadcasted live currently on ESPN. From 1970 to 2005, it aired on ABC. Monday Night Football is one of the longest-running prime time programs ever on commercial network television, and one of the highest-rated as well. Hank Williams Jr. joins Podcast 42 in a rather weird look at the timeline of the show. Also: Dinosaurs.

Featured Drink: Bud Light’s Seltzer

Christopher De Voss – Himself, Hank Williams Jr., Pete Rozelle, Roone Arledge, Chet, Frog Three

JL Tross – Himself, Howard Cosell, John Lennon, Frog Two, Joe Namath

Laura De Voss – Herself, Frog One, Suzy Kolber, Gayle Sayers

Sabrina Pierre – Herself, Fancy Caveman, Don Meredith, Frank Gifford

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Podcast 42 #116: The Internet’s Weirdest Questions

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Reddit and Yahoo Answers are great sources of information…and great sources of comedy. We comb some of these archives to try to answer some of the unanswerable. Do we succeeded? Questionable.

Featured Beer: New Belgium’s Glutiny

Christopher De Voss – JL Tross – Laura De Voss – Sabrina Pierre

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Podcast 42 #115: The Shadow People 1953

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This is a new series for us. We take old (and real) radio dramas from the past and recreate them using random people and quirks from pop culture. This first episode is from the Hall of Fantasy show. It was originally aired Sept 21, 1953. Distraught at the death of her beloved father, a young woman turns to help from an authority on the unknown and paranormal to protect her from the dark forces she believes murdered him. But what if death really does lurk in every shadow, how can she defeat it and defend herself?

Featured Beer: Goose Island’s Next Coast IPA

Christopher De Voss – Brian (Julia Child), Dr. Hesselius (Kristen Stewart)

JL Tross – David (Sean Connery), Elaine (Forest Gump)

Laura De Voss – Announcer, Mr. Davis

Sabrina Pierre – Sound Effects, Woman

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Podcast 42 #114: Adam Sandler

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Adam Sandler is not only an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, but also a screenwriter, film producer, and musician. He was a powerhouse on Saturday Night Live and then went on to star in many Hollywood feature films, which have grossed over $2 billion at the box office to date. Join Podcast 42 as they find themselves as background extras in a children’s production of Adam Sandler’s life.

Featured Beer: Funky Buddha’s Coquito Cream Ale

Christopher De Voss – Himself, The Director, Theo, Craft Witch, David Spade, Tim Herlihy, Howard Stern

JL Tross – Himself, Adam Sandler, Colin Quinn, Dennis Miller, Lorne Michaels

Laura De Voss – Herself, Adam’s Brother, Ken Ober, Adam’s Manager, BoJack Horseman, Jackie Sandler

Sabrina Pierre – Herself, Bill Cosby, Off Stage Voice, Chris Farley, Sam Kinson, Big Daddy Director

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