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#418 (Recap) The Canned Wine in Our Minds

#418 (Recap) The Canned Wine in Our Minds

It’s another week here at collective LRB studios, and Hillary, Ann, Bobby, and Mike are running down the latest navel-gazing adventures of TBTL. Lots of questions were asked this week. Is Trump going to win in 2020 (don’t jinx it, Luke!)? Is Luke a hypocrite about his vegetarianism (probably, yes)? Is Andrew wasting his summer (who knows)? Was the octopus lady an irredeemable dummy (according to Mike and the guys, absolutely yes)?

As for your lovely hosts, we have a few questions, as well. Is Hillary more of a Betty or a Joan (Joan for sure)? Is Adventure Bay the worst run town in all of Canada (uh, yeah)? Should Bobby and Ann go to the Minnesota State Fair together and report back (HELL YES)? Did we go off the rails at the end (maybe!)?

Also forward promo for an upcoming show - Mike will tell his hold music-induced panic attack. Stay tuned!

This TBTL Week in Review recaps episodes 2959 through 2963 (Paw Patrol, Oreo Creme, baking, South King County, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Crying Game, Meet the Fockers, Mad Men, eShakti.com, David Berman, Silver Jews, 2020 Election, hold music, octopodes, anxiety, vegetarianism, Patriot, South Dakota, Minnesota State Fair, Mariners, MLB).

#402 (Recap): T-Minus Two Hours to Jubilee

#402 (Recap): T-Minus Two Hours to Jubilee

It’s a vest-heavy week for the “conventionally attractive” tech-bros at LRB HQ, but between business calls the gang is squeezing in a recap of the final week of TBTL (before Luke and Andrew inevitably bite the big one in Australia). Topics discussed include: the problem with shopping for t-shirts at the Roo-A-Rama, why The Rock is the Cookie Monster of opioids, field mice as python food, and whether it’s the vest or the man wearing it (Idris Elba, anyone?). Mike attended the Austin social event of the year, but he’s subsequently in hot water because Bobby inadvertently “activated a Kramer.” Meredith’s breakfast choice leads to a discussion of ‘morning cheese’. Ann shares why she can never get upset when tv programming is pre-empted for news. Plus, the exchange rate on jams Down Under, upcoming kitten parties, and we desperately try to make Mike stop talking about his lucid dreams.

#390 (Friday): The Return of #trypod

#390 (Friday): The Return of #trypod

On this Final Friday show the gang has gathered around the ol’ microphone to hang out, talk turkey, and debate the correct amount of melatonin to give your kids (and mothers-in-law?) before bed. Up first, we peruse the contents of the mailbag, which spark discussions regarding the appeal of the Real Housewives franchises, airport crimes against humanity, the pitfalls of getting a variety pack of Seagrams, and the time Hillary got kicked out of a sorority formal. Then we revisit an old concept: #trypod. We’re in agreement that our podcatchers are significantly more crowded than we’d like, but, like all good addicts, we’re always ready for a hit of something new. We’ve chosen shows that inspire us, make us smarter, dial us into pop culture, and transport us to another world (not literally, because that would be terrifying).

#384 (Friday): A Tale of Two Vincents

#384 (Friday): A Tale of Two Vincents

Buckle up, friends - this is a wild one. On this Final Friday show we attempt to go through the mailbag and then dig into the latest batch of your Amazon purchases, but are quickly derailed by multiple instances of hosts leaving the recording session, a pear confession, a Rorschach fax, a North Carolina grandmother with ALL the answers, and far too much discussion about Canadian bands. There are sub sandwiches, new nicknames, pronunciation questions, and a surprising detour into the unique challenge of being Joey Fatone. Christy and Hillary take Bobby to task over a careless comment. Ann’s concerned about pheromone cologne. Mike is definitely keeping up with the conversation. Vincent Gardenia!

P.S. We’re still waiting on our invitations to that basketball party.


#373 (Recap): Respect the Donut

#373 (Recap): Respect the Donut

It’s the second week of TBTL’s pre-taped holiday shows, but Bobby, Meredith, Mike, and Ann still have plenty to say regarding man movies, Ray Liotta’s beautiful eyes, how peeing outside is fine™, and the sartorial advantages of peacoats. More serious discussions include how we deal with poor tippers (those West Michigan Dutch, amirite?), our frustration with Luke’s ceaseless diet talk, and the transcendence of Texas gas station food. In host news, Bobby’s been Twitter sleuthing (again), Mike still hates ‘My Favorite Things,’ Meredith’s dealing with the consequences of Bear’s bathroom explorations, and Ann has finally lost her ever-lovin’ mind.