In episode 5, Chuck sits down with his best friend, Dave Ryan, to talk about the comedy team icons. There were actually Six Stooges over the course of their run: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly-Joe DeRita. We talk about some of our favorite shorts, scenes, and lines from these knuckleheads. Chuck recently returned from Philadelphia where he ended up at Jon’s Bar and Grille, which was originally the house in which Larry Fine was born. Listen carefully to see if you can guess if Chuck had some wine before recording this episode.
In episode 4, Chuck talks about the trains, buses, and bikes meant for the masses. He doesn’t own a car any more, so these are the things he relies on to get around—these and the kindness of strangers (and not the bikes). He’s used public transportation all across these United States and in Canada and Spain. Listen in to learn how we can all get along and how to not piss off Chuck while you avail yourselves of these convenient conveyances.
In episode 3, Chuck sits down with his friend Mary Catherine (Britty) Pastoret. We talk about Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) on PBS. From Upstairs, Downstairs to Downton Abbey, we talk about why we love (well, really why Britty loves) these shows. And, hey, it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor; that’s one of the great things about PBS. If you have nothing better to do on Sunday nights, then give these shows a go. Just because Chuck doesn’t usually watch them—that doesn’t mean you can’t.
In episode 2, I, your host, Chuck Schlaudraff, sit down alone to share some thoughts about the eleven podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. Well ok, this episode is not really all that funny I suppose. But if in the mid-sixties, people endured a season of My Mother the Car, then you can make it through this episode. This gives you some insight into those podcasts that have informed me, inspired me, and have brought me many hours of entertainment. Surely you’ve heard of some of these; and if you haven’t, I think you would enjoy them. And sorry for calling you Shirley (unless that is your name).
In the very first episode, I, your host, Chuck Schlaudraff, sit down with my very first guest, Scott Glennon (my brother). We talk about this great city we love—Chicago. It’s the great city we live in, the great city we work in, and the great city that is home to the Hungry for Laughs! studio. Yes, there was Al Capone! Yes, there was a great fire, and there is still the occasional fire. There’s great food, architecture, museums, sports, and a lake! So much great stuff here in the big city, we couldn’t possibly get to it all.