Jason Reitman:Guitars are great for getting over a woman or getting over a fight
Marc:I think that's what they're made for
Jason:That's why they're shaped like a woman
Marc:Is it? Is that what you decided
Jason:Honestly It's shaped like a woman and you hold it. You don't hold a piano. I'm not sure there is another instrument that you hold the same way. With the guitar you hold it and you press it against your body, and you know what your guitar feels like. It's different from a foreign guitar. And when you go into a guitar shop and you pick up a new guitar it's almost like holding a new woman for a moment. There's something exciting and elicit about it. And then maybe you will take her home. And then what happens when you start playing the new guitar too much? You almost look at the old guitar and you feel bad 'oh I better pick up that old guitar I'm not being good to her.'
“I’m afraid I’ll never finish college. I’m afraid I’ll finish college with student loans I can never pay back. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree and won’t be able to find a job in that field. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree, get the job I dreamed of, and hate it.”—
A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one. (via mcmexican)
“I’ve always wondered about that, if I had a penis would I want to stick it in things? I feel like if I had genitals that I could inflict on things I would be incurious.”—Vanessa Ragland Pop My Culture 142 with Julie Brown Nerdist
“I’m not going to god-damn Cafe Gratitude, Moby!”—Jamie Kilstein Name drop, look out! It’s Moby Bonus quote from yesterday’s name drop filled Citizen Radio to get our Jamie fix while the show’s off today.
I just started my fourth book by an author who has been a guest on Conversations with Matt Dwyer. Like many people, I use Good Reads to keep track of my reading. Since I was adding so many books from these CWMD guests anyway, I decided to go ahead and curate a list featuring all the authors who have been on the show footnoted with their episode.
The way Good Reads lists work, all are able to add books to the list and vote for more recommended titles. I hope this is of service to fans of the show and maybe Matt and the folks at Feral Audio. And of course I hope people read these books, (especially “In Case We Die” by Danny Bland and “Green Is The New Red” by Will Potter.)
“We define ourselves as intelligent because we made up the test to say that. We sit alone at the top of the intelligence chart because we invented exam.”—Carbon sympathizer Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Nerdist 489
“If you’re looking for a positive in all of this mess, it might be: it seems that the Russia-US Cold War might be back on, at least a version of it. And that might not be entirely a terrible thing. Because the beauty is that however much they want to, Russia and the United States can’t actually fight each other. Cause if they do, everybody dies; The world basically ends. So instead they have to take all that pent up energy and apply it to something else. Last time their relationship got this tense, America ended up putting a man on the moon, basically out of pure spite. They just did it cause they had a sense that Russia probably wanted to do it first. So game on again, now I guess. Cause they either fire nuclear missiles at each other and end life on earth as we know it, or they start their engines and race to something that there’s no point going to. Brace yourself Mars, you might be about get a flag shoved in you.”—Jon Oliver The Bugle 262: Insane in the Ukraine
Yeah, I'm starting to understand Doug Benson's annoyance with Sam Levine
Latest Tournament of Championships episode:
Graham Elwood asks for 7 names. Megan Neuringer says to name it. Sam Levine mocks her and eventually talks her into going 6 names. Sam says negative 3. Graham says negative 4 and that he intends it to be a free point for Megan. Then Sam throws a hissy about Graham throwing the point even though he just used Megan’s confusion about the situation to his own advantage. Graham was just righting a wrong. Sam didn’t need the help anyway. Jerk
“Once you know that whole history behind the film and then you see how little the people involved actually cared about transgender people. It’s like: Wow! You just used this community. Then you won all these prizes. You get up there and you don’t even have the courtesy to shout them out. You don’t give a shit about the transgender community!”—
“Pink Floyd’s super good on amphetamines too. I don’t know why everyone wants to get high and listen to Pink Floyd. Get speedy and listen to Pink Floyd. Speed that shit up!”—Greg Behrendt Walking The Room 190: Nap Magazine and Air Eating All Things Comedy
Founder/Producer of Feral Audio Dustin Marshall talks with me about what got him into podcasts, starting Feral Audio, being homeless and the art VS. commerce of podcasting. Proud to finally get him on the show.
A doc exploring the surprising personal connection between podcasters and fans. Connecting people like no other media has ever done.
I’d like to see this doc. I’d also like to throw my name into the hat for listeners to talk to for the doc. You can film me passing out at work laughing to something that Howard Kremer or Jamie Flam said, then come show me on my buddy’s show that he records in his studio apartment in Stinktown, Colorado.
But honestly, if you have a couple bucks to spare, support this project.
“If we were just god damn grown ups when it came to learning the history of America; If we could just be fucking adults and not just jack off to every old white dude that invented something; If we could critically think about the country that we love, we could actually learn from our god damn mistakes!”—Jamie Kilstein Citizen Radio 941
The Bugle on Romance, Football, and Correlation v. Causation
Andy:The top 5 most romantic nations: Spain, Argentina, Italy, France, Brazil; They've all won the football World Cup at least once since 1974. In Fact 8 of the 9 last World Cups have been won by the five most romantic nations on Earth, the exception being, of course, Germany. That shows you what an amazing sport football is.
John:You can't argue with statistics, even when they seem to be deployed inappropriately.
“The holiday is coming whether you like it or not, and you cannot stop it. Decide what you want to make out of it. Do it for yourself. Say to yourself, ‘Alright, this is going to come every year for the rest of my life I might as well find a way to goddamn enjoy it already.’”—Helpful Snowman 172
“Look, the first time you masturbate in the shower with peppermint ‘Bronners’ you think like, ‘This is not a good idea. Is this gonna go away?’ Second or third time you’re like, ‘I’m in. This is the way this is going to have to be now. I hope a vagina holds up and can get this tingly.’”—Marc Maron with ROTFL funny quote if you’ve ever used Dr Bronners Peppermint soap even just to wash with. WTF 469 with David Bronner
Counting down the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart on Who Charted 104
Kulap:I feel like "Adult Contemporary" is anything that's been played in the pop charts for a while that's been around for, maybe, too long bleeds into the "Adult Contemporary"
Andy Daly:It's like the kids have had enough of it, but it's still around. Now the adults are picking up on it.
Howard:It's almost that it's become softened and safe.
Andy Daly:So it really is once your mom starts going "I like this" at that point Billboard knows to transfer that over to Adult Contemporary. They just pick it up in the wind: Moms are digging this more than their kids now.
“Maybe I’m just hopelessly old school, but I still feel like the less people know of me, the easier it is to suspend their disbelief when I play a different character.”—Joel Kinnaman on acting and social media Nerdist 475
“I don’t think most people equate neo-Nazi skinheads with sketch comedy. They’re viewed as very humorless by most, I think.”—Matt Dwyer Talking with Recovered Neo-Nazi Skinhead Frankie Meeink Conversations with Matt Dwyer episode 84 Feral Audio