Don’t mind Mike, Ann and Bobby—they’re just here recapping the latest week of TBTL until your friends return, and awkwardly ask for their spots back. Until then, feel free to fastpod this episode at any speed you like, as long as you laugh at all the spoofs, and stay tuned after for the series premiere of The Eagle & The Cowboy.
“This is what happens when I do this on Percocet.” –Christy Wise
Our TBTL friends spend so much time telling “hot dog stories” that we decided it’s high time to talk about the actual thing, and thus we bring you a show with stories about hot dogs. First, we talk about our own relationship with encased protein products: when vegetarian Christy gets drunk, her evening often includes “street meats”, while Ann is philosophically opposed to “roller meats”. Luke once made a terrible drunken decision at the Hollywood Park Casino, which leads to a somewhat disturbing conversation about floor food in the restaurant industry. Andrew tells the original hot dog story, which isn’t as long as we remembered. We discuss possible shape re-designs for child choking hazards and plot a possible takeover of Big Bun. Somewhat ironically, our show about hot dogs is full of hot dog story-type tangents. We end up talking about surprise bra snacks, canned pasta-influenced shameber foods, The Mummy’s possible arrest record, Skittles, the ongoing allure of the Ryan Gosling movie Drive, and childhood babysitter trauma (Stephanie knows what she did).
Someday a hard (?) rain is going to come and wash all the scum off these lanes. Until then, join Bobby, Mike and Buffalo Ten and pastry chef Bet McIlreath for a listen back to the summer day in 2016 when Andrew “Hard Rain” Walsh and guest co-host / adventure buddy Phyllis “Edna” Fletcher hit the road to record an afternoon of bowling and pull tabs at Kenmore Lanes.
Join Meredith, Ann and Bobby for your latest TBTL Week in Review as soon as we’re done following chalk messages and spooky signs up a long side street and driveway to a foggy house promising full-size candy bars. What could go wrong?
Plus, Meredith is going to Michigan! (In her new car!) Ann is going to Portugal! (Somewhat spontaneously!) Bobby is going to take a nap! (Because he earned it!) And, is TV’s Chris Hayes gaslighting us? (Probably.)