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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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