New Podcast posted every Saturday
Fun for the whole family! There's sports, there's ranting, there's me stumbling over my words! Crap open a cold one!
Hosted by Pat Johnston
Episode 75: Grab Your Burger and Get Home, It's Almost Time to Save the World!
Pat congratulates a winner (3:33), recalls his favorite card request (6:42), and tells a listener's return story (11:50). Plus a changing of the Olympic guard (15:07), best MLB free agents (19:09), and some upcoming fun on Netflix (26:42)!
Episode 74: Make Your Own Valentine Signal (Before THE MAN Takes It)
After a few program notes, Pat rants on the state of things (6:54), shamelessly plugs his blog (12:52), reminisces on Valentine's Day at the card store (14:21), and talks a few movies (20:37). Plus some baseball happenings (22:40), Russian repo (27:57), WWE Elimination Chamber (30:06), and a Flyers Update from The Captain (39:12)!
Episode 73: Crap, I Have a Cold!
Under the weather this week, Pat goes commercial-free in an abbreviated episode. He rambles on the Superbowl (3:56), new movies (5:26), a Cardinal punishment (6:31), and upcoming baseball (7:39). Plus an NHL milestone (9:19), a Flyers Update from The Captain (10:26), and another trip down memory lane (13:37)!
Episode 72: All Aboard the Royal Rumble Express!
Pat goes [mostly] commercial-free to preview the 2017 Royal Rumble, and The Captain returns to give the latest on the Flyers (25:30)!
Episode 71: Check Your Coins and Get Some Pizza, The Zombies Are Coming!
Pat tells of another shopper snafu (6:05), talks HOTSTOVE (13:25) and MLB Hall of Fame (17:40), shares some upcoming entertainment (19:28), and previews the next round of NFL playoffs (28:44)!
Episode 70: The Commercial-Free Confessional
Pat calls an audible and goes commercial-free this week. He rambles on his new blog series (3:25), confesses a dark secret (7:15), muses on having guests (12:44), previews round two the NFL playoffs (17:43), shares upcoming entertainment (24:02), rants about video games (29:39), fills out his MLB HOF ballot (42:09), and gets a Flyers Update from The Captain (1:03:00)!
Episode 69: Break Your Records, Just Not My Heart - It's Playoff Time!
Pat congratulates a winner (3:41), rambles on return policies (5:34), tells of another crazy shopper (8:52), and shares some upcoming entertainment (14:00). Plus a song from The Band of Heathens (22:55), NFL playoffs (27:26), MLB HOTSTOVE (35:46) and milestone watch (38:24), and a Flyers Update from The Captain (46:00)!
Episode 68: Don't Blame Me, I'm Just Spinning Tunes!
Pat recaps his Christmas (5:06), rambles on blaming a year (8:19), and talks a few movies (14:34). Plus NFL Week 17 (22:36) and MLB HOTSTOVE (25:52), what's coming to Netflix (37:02), some resolution-ary advice (52:58), and a song for every break!
Episode 67: Let Me Melt Your Holidays
Pat rambles on holiday wishes (2:21) and his Christmas plans (3:42), recaps Festivus (4:40), and tells his favorite retail story (12:15). Plus: the meaning of Christmas (21:50), why we celebrate on December 25 (30:16), other holidays to celebrate (36:44), and a Flyers update from The Captain (46:26)!
Episode 66: Put on Your Sweater and Clear the Way, We've Got Company!
Pat rants on ugly Christmas sweaters (3:37), previews some rasslin (10:35), and shares upcoming movies (23:33). Plus Bill joins the show to talk Star Wars (36:34), HOTSTOVE (39:30), and the NFL Game of the Week (47:05). Finally, the Captain drops another Flyers Update (1:03:10) and Pat talks about Festivus (1:07:22)!
Episode 65: Save a Seat for Santa and Let's Jingle All the Way Through the HOTSTOVE!
Pat rants on public transit (4:05), relates a retail story to some Santa outrage (14:00), rambles on Christmas movies (23:27), talks upcoming entertainment (34:57), and plays a song from Actual Villains (39:38). Plus MLB HOF news (43:20), NFL Week 14 (44:28), a Flyers Update from the Captain (47:30), and a big HOTSTOVE recap (50:50)!
Episode 64: Get Up and Get the Tables, We'll Have More Baseball!
Pat rambles on his Black Friday adventure (2:55), previews WWE TLC (17:05), and shares some upcoming entertainment (29:10). Plus NFL Game of the Week 13 (38:59), MLB HOTSTOVE (40:59), a Flyers Update from the Captain (48:19), and more!
Episode 63: We're Thankful to Be Melting
Pat gets a bit more traditional on this holiday episode as he rambles on meeting fans, a few upcoming games and movies, dinner plans, his favorite comedians, being thankful, and more!
Episode 62: Surviving Black Friday on a Mexican HOTSTOVE!
Pat rambles on Black Friday shoppers (3:50), talks MNF in Mexico with Tim (12:42), and gives options for holiday viewing (24:30). Plus NXT TakeOver Toronto (33:20) and WWE Survivor Series previews (38:53), MLB awards/HOTSTOVE (46:24), a Flyers Update from the Captain (58:17), and a shoutout to Ben for making it big (1:01:32)!
Episode 61: Electing to Commission the HOTSTOVE!
Pat rambles on Trump (1:46), his next career move (13:22), and upcoming entertainment (29:34). Plus a tune from Yoko and the Oh No's (33:48), NFL Game of the Week 10/MLB HOTSTOVE (38:25), a Flyers Update from The Captain (46:20), and a shoutout to veterans (49:15)!
Episode 60: Hide My Chex and Watch Your Step, We're Celebrating with Chicago!
Pat rambles on an idea for a store (3:54), a common customer question - with a silly encounter (7:18), another topic from an NFL Pick Em winner (12:21), and some upcoming entertainment (21:27). Plus a song from Ryan Pennatune (26:10), NFL Game of the Week 9 (30:03), World Series recap (32:20), a Flyers Update (37:19), and an ongoing beverage battle!
Episode 59: Make Halloween Great Again!
Happy Halloween! Pat talks best and worst candy (2:40), lights on "for safety" (12:12), giving out not-candy (16:14), and the Golden Rule of Halloween (21:00). Plus some bonus rambling (26:29) and what to watch on Sunday (34:52)!
Episode 58: Change Your Password and Tell Your Friends: The Captain is Back!
Pat rambles on games he's been playing (3:53), previews WSH @ DET for NFL Week 7 (11:38), and shares some upcoming entertainment (17:00). Plus another social media patpeeve (24:10), MLB playoffs (31:08), and the first Flyers Update of the year from The Captain (35:28)!
Episode 57: Settle Down or The Great Pumpkin Won't Come!
Pat rambles on pumpkin spice (4:38), previews DAL @ GB for NFL Week 6 (14:29), and shares some upcoming albums and games (21:20). Plus MLB playoffs (30:28), new movies (40:53), and plenty of high fives!
Episode 56: Yes Christmas is Coming, But First We've Got Playoffs!
Pat talks Christmas complainers (3:29), upcoming video games (11:40), and SD @ OAK for NFL Week 5 (17:25). Plus new albums (22:11), WWE No Mercy (26:36), what's in theaters (33:08), MLB playoffs (40:12), and Ryan Howard (44:17)!
Episode 55: Some Days are Better with Friends
In the biggest episode to date, two return guests joined the show. First, a wonderful conversation with Alvaro to discuss Disney villains (4:00) followed by an interview on MC Blackwolf and a song from his new EP, Redacted (1:15:55). Then Pat and Josh remembered Jose Fernandez (1:41:05), and talked MLB playoffs and their favorite season moments (1:49:34)!
Episode 54: Check the Oven and Grab Your Seat, We Gotta Binge!
Pat brings a bit of everything in another packed episode! A half-baked retail story (4:51), upcoming games (13:13) and albums (17:06), a song from Kestrels (20:45), and DEN @ CIN for NFL Week 3 (24:50). Plus what's coming to theaters (31:55), WWE Clash of Champions (40:05), a question on anime (51:10), MLB playoff races (58:10), more Fall TV/what's leaving Netflix in October (1:10:10)!
Episode 53: The Melting Showcast
Pat rambles on art, CM Punk, and fancy dinners (3:46), and plays a tune from Call Your Shot (11:22). Plus TB @ ARI for NFL Week 2 (15:18), upcoming games and THE BOSS (21:45), coming attractions (28:22) MLB chatter (35:16), and a look at some Fall TV shows (47:15)!
Episode 52: Crap Open Another Year!
In this jam packed episode, Pat tells a positive retail story, gets you excited for some games and albums, and previews MIN @ TEN for Week 1 in the NFL. Plus a look at some upcoming movies, WWE Backlash, an update on baseball playoff races, and a look back at the first year of the podcast!
Episode 51: Stand or Sit and Show Your Loyalty, We've Got Games, a Tune, Bill Nye, and Sports!
Pat riffs on dummies, tells a retail story, and talks upcoming video games. Plus a new song from Ryan Pennatune, Bill Nye's new show - with a Netflix sidebar, baseball news, a breaking NFL trade, and Labor Day plans/a hurricane safety tip!
Episode 50: Jobs are Overrated, but Not-Dinner is Expensive!
Pat shares some good news, tells a wacky retail story, and rambles on baseball happenings. Plus two sweet tunes (from Ariana Savalas and MC Blackwolf, respectively), a tale of egotistical athletes, and Ben Beck joins the show to yell at the 1%!
Episode 49: Come See the Biggest Slam of the Summer!
Pat briefly talks Olympics and his optical adventure before Brian and Matt return to preview WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and SummerSlam!
Episode 48: A Stupendous Swing of Sports, Stupidity, and Seething
Pat tells of a stormy night with a dumb customer, breaks down some baseball news with a return guest, and rants about criminal inconvenience. Plus a spirited Olympics recap and a million dollar idea!
Episode 47: Pipe Down and Read This: It's Time for the Olympics!
Pat welcomes a guest for a retail story, rambles on baseball and Day One of the Olympics, rants on tattoos, and plays a tune!
Episode 46: Grab Your Stick and Thank Me Later, We're Starting a Sports Empire!
Pat welcomes a return guest to tell a retail story, rambles on thank you cards, and plays a tune. Plus a TV review, plenty of sports, a fun fact, and more!
Episode 45: Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Just Take Your Money to the Battleground!
Pat rants on gross customers, previews WWE Battleground, and plays a tune. Plus a fun conversation on pregnancy with a guest, music and MLB news, a mini-patpeeve, and more!
Episode 44: Forget My Name and Grab Your Pokemon, We Need Snacks (and NES)!
Pat rambles on Pokemon GO, name tags (with a bonus suplex), and plays a tune from Call Your Shot (@CallYourShotCLE on Twitter!). Plus a rant on vending machines, some sports news, NES Classic, and a chance to win a coaster (thanks to Luckydog EC)!
Episode 43: Put Down the Matches and Listen, the Ornaments are on the Escalator!
Pat dishes on current events, rambles about ornament premiere, and rants on burning jerseys. Plus a Netflix review, MLB news, a summer patpeeve, and more!
Episode 42: The Vapid, Shoeless, Holiday-spoiling Adventure
Pat tells of an uptight customer, rants on going shoeless, and welcomes Josh back to talk MLB. Plus a social media patpeeve, fan mail, a tune from Kim Jong Ill, and more!
Episode 41: Calm Yourself, We're on Vacation!
Pat recaps his Chicago adventure, rambles about an angry passenger, and plays a song from Call Your Shot. Plus music news, MLB/NHL/NBA talk, and another chance to win a Next Level coaster!
Episode 40: The Presidential Pop Tart Party Game
Pat has Tim Donnelly join the show for another Something Provocative reunion. They discuss pop tart cooking and election alternatives, settle a snack debate, and break down family party etiquette!
Episode 39: Sliding Through the Birthday Express
Pat rambles on wipeouts, House of Lies, and dumb bus passengers in his birthday episode. Plus MLB/NBA/NHL updates, a party tip, trivia for a giveaway (courtesy of Luckydog EC), and a song for every break!
Episode 38: Grab Your ID and Call Your Shot, We Have Ecto Cooler!
Pat recaps his Memorial Day fun, takes his first sip of Ecto Cooler, and plays a song from another independent band - Call Your Shot (@CallYourShotCLE on Twitter!). Plus an unsigned credit card tale, WWE NXT, baseball with a return guest, and more!
Episode 37: Count Your Change and Sing Along, We're Celebrating Sports!
Pat tells of a stubborn customer, shares music news, and plays a song from an independent artist - Ryan Pennatune (@ryanpennatune on Twitter!). Plus some rants on bad TV finales, sports updates, and a little Bob Dylan to wrap the show!
Episode 36: Leave Me Be, It's Time to Get Extreme (and Watch Sports)!
Pat rambles about pushy sales associates, previews WWE Extreme Rules, and plays a tune from Kim Jong Ill. Plus MLB news, a quick NHL update, and more!
Episode 35: Get a Gift and Call the Sitter, We've Got Tunes and Sports!
Pat talks Captain America, gift cards, and shares music news. Plus a rant on certain moviegoers, MLB updates, quick takes on NBA and NHL playoffs, and more!
Episode 34: Win the Day! Take Mom to See Civil War (or Baseball)!
Pat rambles about desperate shoppers, shares music news, and reviews the pilot of Veep. Plus Josh returns to recap some MLB action, and Pat dishes on how to win Mother's Day!
Episode 33: Get Going and Hold the Door, It's Time for Payback!
Pat rambles on a misplaced customer, rants on common courtesy, and talks upcoming albums in music news. Plus a tune from Kim Jong Ill, a WWE Payback preview, baseball, and more!
EPISODE 32: Pause the Game and Grab Some Tubmans, It's Still Playoff Time!
Pat rambles on Greg Proops and Harriet Tubman, shares music news (featuring PRINCE), and wonders about people watching video games. Plus MLB news, an Olympics note, and a playoff Flyers Update from The Captain!
EPISODE 31: Keep Your Coffee and Look to the Hall, It's Playoff Time!
Pat rambles on coffee throwers, updates a weird news story, and reviews a TV pilot. Plus quick NBA and Olympics notes, MLB news, and a Flyers Update from the Captain!
Episode 30: We're Not Blowing Smoke, Baseball is Back!
Pat rambles about office farewells and shares music news (with new Goo Goo Dolls). Plus a voicemail anecdote, a food truck patpeeve, MLB recap with a new stat, and a Flyers Update from The Captain!
Episode 29: WrestleMania 32!
Pat has Matt Shaw return to the show to break down the card for WrestleMania 32 in Dallas. Plus a quick NXT Takeover recap, and a look at this year's Hall of Fame class!
Episode 28: Forget the Reservation, It's Almost Baseball Season!
Pat shares some tour updates and plays a clip from the new Thrice song in music news, and has Josh join the show to preview the 2016 Cleveland Indians. Plus a rant about restaurant reservations, a Phillies season preview, and a Flyers Update from The Captain!
Episode 27: Grab Your Cold Ones and Let's Get Silly!
Pat rambles on pub crawls and his possible comedy gimmick, rants on the White Sox silliness, plays a tune from a new band, and gets a Flyers Update from The Captain!
Episode 26: Break the Ice and Put Down the Gadget, the Flyers Are Rolling!
Pat tells of another stiff customer, talks a couple of upcoming tours in music news, and shares a baseball patpeeve. Plus a sweet tune, WWE Roadblock preview, and a Flyers Update from The Captain!
Episode 25: We're Made in USA, So Let's Talk Baseball!
Pat talks a customer complaint, shares music news on 12 Stones and Foo Fighters, and gives another public transit patpeeve. Plus the Agent Carter Season 2 finale, Red Sox season preview by request, Flyers Update, and a fun fact from Jerome!
Episode 24 - Kim Jong Ill vs Agent Carter?
Pat talks his LEGO/dog-walking adventures, plays a tune from Kim Jong Ill, and discusses the two-part Agent Carter. Plus, a patpeeve on ATM fees, a fun fact, Booker T's Black History, and a Flyers Update!
Episode 23: Settle Down and Wash Your Hands, We're Racing Through the Fastlane!
Pat tells a story of a runaway customer, shares some music news, and talks the new movie Race. Plus WWE Fastlane, a big Agent Carter recap, Cam Newton (for one of the pick em winners), Flyers Update, and a PROTIP!
Episode 22: Crazy Stupid Valentine
Pat talks fun at the card store on Valentine's Day, shares a gift anecdote and a fun fact, and gets some little-known Black History Moments from a friend!
Episode 21: The Over the Weather Super Agent Carter Express Update Bowl!
Pat recaps Agent Carter Episode 4 and previews Super Bowl 50 in this abridged episode. Plus we get a Flyers Update from The Captain, and a PROTIP about transit etiquette!
Episode 20: Raise a Glass and Shovel Your Sidewalk, We're Rumbling with a Winner!
Pat recaps his best friend's wedding (and plays his toast!), gets fired up for another patpeeve, and breaks down the Royal Rumble happenings with the Pick Em winner! Plus Agent Carter Episode 3, MLB HOTSTOVE/DH talk, a Flyers Update, and a fun fact!
Episode 19: Keep Warm and Take a Number, It's Rumble Time!
Pat recaps his Atlantic City adventure, previews NFL Conference Championship Weekend and the WWE Royal Rumble, and shares a bit of music news. Plus Agent Carter Season 2, HOTSTOVE, a Flyers Update from The Captain, and a PROTIP!
Episode 18: Buy Some Albums and Wash Your Hands, There's Stuff on Sale!
Pat talks a cranky customer, previews the Divisional Round of NFL Playoffs, and shares a fiery patpeeve. Plus music news (featuring Bowie), HOTSTOVE, a Flyers Update from The Captain, and a fun fact!
Episode 17: Hit the Store and Grab Your Ticket, It's Party Time!
Pat tells a retail story about a silly customer question, previews Wildcard Weekend in the NFL, shares some music news, and a patpeeve on certain surprise parties. Plus MLB HOTSTOVE/Hall of Fame, a Flyers Update from the Captain, and a final thought on Powerball fever.
Episode 16: Return Your Slippers and Listen Up! We're Resolution-ing!
Pat talks gift returns, previews OAK @ KC for NFL Week 17, and shares weird news and music news. He also plays a tune, dishes on New Year's Resolutions, gets a Flyers Update from The Captain, and gives a fun fact!
episode 15: Grab Your Family and Go See STAR WARS!
Pat talks about his holidays, previews GB @ ARI for NFL Week 16, rants about office card etiquette, talks MLB HOTSTOVE, praises STAR WARS, and dishes on New Year's!
Episode 14: Merry Christmas, Light Bulb Lady!
Pat tells his favorite retail story, talks the meaning of Christmas, shares his wishlist, and breaks down his Festivus-ivities! Plus he gets a Flyers Update from the Captain and delivers a fun fact!
Episode 13: Get Small Bills and Buy Some Popcorn, We've Got HOTSTOVE (and TLC)!
Pat tells a retail story (big bills, small buys), has Game of the Week 14 in the NFL, shares music news, and plays a tune from Kim Jong Ill. Plus a guest joins the conversation for fancy MLB stats/HOTSTOVE, and an in-depth WWE TLC preview. The show wraps with a fan question, Flyers Update from The Captain, and a fun fact!
Episode 12: Get Your ID and Put on Your Cargos, We're Saving Christmas Turtles!
Pat tells a retail story (unsigned credit card), previewed IND @ PIT for NFL Week 13, shares music news and weird news, hops on the soapbox, breaks down MLB HOTSTOVE, and gets a Flyers Update from The Captain!
Episode 11: Check Your Coupons and Get Home, We Need Ugly Sweaters!
Pat talks coupons, NE @ DEN for NFL Week 12, shares music news, rants about ugly Christmas sweaters, and gets real about the holidays!
Episode 10: Happy Thanksgiving! Now Stay Home and Have Fun!
Pat talks Black Friday, previews ARI @ CIN for NFL Week 11, rants on Thanksgiving shoppers, gets a Flyers Update from The Captain, and dishes on being thankful!
Episode 9: Keep Your Lies Quiet, We're Looking Toward the Hall!
Pat tells a holiday return story, talks MIN @ OAK for NFL Week 10, and MLB HOF (with an old radio pal, Brian Kaelber). Plus he hops on the soapbox, shares music news, gets a Flyers Update from The Captain, and has a fun fact!
Episode 8: Wait Your Turn, It's HOTSTOVE Time!
Pat talks long checkout lines, previews GB @ CAR for NFL Week 9, shares some music news, and the origin of his catchphrase!
Episode 7: Grab Your Costume and Hit the Lights, It's Halloween!
Happy Halloween! Pat talks best and worst candy to get, some holiday traditions, rants about leaving lights on "for safety" and giving out not candy, and wraps up with the #1 rule of Halloween! Plus Flyers and World Series updates, and a fun fact!
Episode 6: A Something Provocative Reunion (f Kim Jong Ill + Sweatpants)!
Pat has an old radio pal, Tim Donnelly, drop in to talk sweatpants, NFL Week 7, and video games. He also interviews the band Kim Jong Ill, World Series/WWE Hell in a Cell previews, and a Flyers Update!
Episode 5: Nevermind the Painting, Get a Load of That Tattoo!
Pat tells a retail story from a listener, previews ARI @ PIT for Week 6 in the NFL, rants about face tattoos, talks MLB playoffs, and more!
EPISODE 4: YOU'D BETTER PAY, WE NEED FOOD TO WATCH SPORTS!
Pat rants on working for free, previews SEA @ CIN for NFL Week 5, shares weird news & music news, and talks MLB playoffs!
Episode 3: Calm Down and Cool Off, It's Almost Playoff Time!
Pat tells a retail story, previews MIN @ DEN in the NFL, rants at middle-aged women, talks MLB playoff races, and more!
Episode 2: Don't Be a Dummy, You Know It'll Be Human!
Pat tells a retail story, previews BUF @ MIA in the NFL, rants about gender reveal parties, hypes the MLB playoff races, and talks two more Fall TV shows.
Episode 1: Grab Your ID Already, That Kid's on a Leash!
Pat tells a retail story, previews SEA @ GB for the NFL and WWE Night of Champions, rants about kids on leashes and talks about some of this Fall's TV shows.