SOTM-219 – Topics With No Names

No Show Guest

No Show Guest

After our scheduled guest bailed on us, we were left with our lovely and talented, award deserving, and dependable regular crew members. Spike threw us an additional curve by never giving a topic a name. Normally he starts a new topic by saying something like “This is a topic I’d like to call… Pink Rubber Bath Mat”, or something like that. I don’t think we’ve ever had a topic about bath mats of any color actually. Maybe next week our guests will show up (Cast members from the Mark-O-Radio Happy Hour) and we just might talk about pink rubber bath mats.

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SOTM-218 – The Show So Nice We Started It Twice

FINALLY we get some lovely and talented XX chromosomes on the show in the form of Lynn (no “e”) and Cindy. Unfortunately for all, they did not bring out the more civil side of our regular cast and crew. It did, however, inspire a new attempt at a performance of the “Spike2Peace Theater“. Topics range from golf rules to hurtling through tubes to get to Miami faster. We do a little of “What’s Twending?” and we even squeeze a “Dear Spike On The Mic” letter in at the last second. This is clearly the most entertainment that can be packed into 60 minutes, which is more than enough time to be blasted from Orlando to Miami and back again.

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SOTM-217 – Who Do Macbeff

1936 production of Voodoo Macbeth

For this episode all things finally return to normal. The entire cast of regulars is present. We return to needling Steve about his stained shirts. Spike is back in the driver’s seat. Facebook live sort of worked. RadioStPete sort of worked. And the “new topic” music played repeatedly. There are several informative and entertaining topics. We explore “What’s Twending?”. But the highlight comes when Spike tells the story of his brush with greatness “fish story” about almost appearing in the @620 Studio production of Orson Wells’ “Voodoo Macbeth”. It’s a great story, but will anyone believe it?

Click here to hear the scene of which Spike speaketh, in which Lennox speaketh three times.

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SOTM-216 – “Shut Up, Spike”

The Face of Reason

From time to time Spike likes to stir the pot by making one of the occupants of the shipping container act as guest host. This night the responsibility fell on the sturdy shoulders of the Voice of Reason, also known as the lovely and talented Steve. It’s very possible that this show will be what convinces Spike to re-think the whole guest host concept. As this show also features a special appearance by a famous tall guy, Charles Barkley, who drops by to share “a few words”. He shares those “few words” over and over. This special episode has been selected to be enshrined in the “Exotic Aberrations” wing of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, where it will be commemorated as the first audio production to have no need of a copyright.

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SOTM-215 – The Absence of Reason

As many of our regular listeners know, as well as any listener to last week’s show should know, this show was supposed to be “guest hosted” by the “voice of reason” himself… Steve Ericson. Apparently the pressure was too much for him. At the last minute he called the Spike On The Mic offices and gave some lame excuse (He had visitors) for why he could not show up for his only responsibility that evening. He couldn’t possibly spare one hour of his time. He couldn’t possibly bring his visitors to sit in our studio audience. He couldn’t bear to have his visitors know what he does every Monday of every week… except for this one. And to think we were seriously considering ending our relentless ridicule of his stained grey T-shirts. The remaining lovely and talented cast members carried on without him.

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SOTM-214 – Deja Vu All Over Again

There’s something familiar about this week’s show. Is it the familiar collection of lovely and talented cast members in the shipping container? It certainly isn’t the show being available on “Facebook Live”, because this was the first time we did that. No… there was something that happens during the first 15 minutes of this show that gives us that feeling of Deja Vu. Something seems so familiar. Only the pronunciations are different. There’s a signpost up ahead. It’s the Spikelight Zone.

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SOTM-213 – Pick On Steve Night

Steve (The Voice Of Reason) in a typically stained shirt.

In this episode the lovely and talented Crew of Ye Mystic Knights of the Shipping Container (with the exception of the Voice of Reason) seem to silently declare it to be “Pick on Steve Night”. I’m not sure how it happened, but in the words of our leader, Spike On The Mic, this particular show is “Off The Chain”. There was clearly rebellion in the air as almost no topic proceeded as intended. Oddly enough, Steve was actually wearing a brand new and spotless shirt. We should mention that due to technical problems with RadioStPete’s server there will be no live show on March 6th. We should be back live on Monday, March 13 at 7PM Eastern. There is no truth to the rumor that Steve sabotaged the server.

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SOTM-212 – Dr. Captain Host

Listeners know him as a captain, who was home schooled, and who is now a doctor. But we know him as Clark Brooks, stand-up comedian, sports columnist, blogger, author of “A Ridiculously Inconsistant Treasury” (a book with both a dinosaur and a robot on the cover), and he is an ordained minister who is available to perform weddings. This week Clark serves as guest host. From time to time each each year Spike likes to spark the creative juices of the lovely and talented crew members by appointing one of them as “guest host”. While appearing to be a thoughtful and charitable act, this simply allows Spike to drink more beer during the show. One important benefit for the listener is that the term “peripheral vision” is used correctly and there is no mention of “shipping containers”.

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SOTM-211 – Kid On The Toilet

Queen Pernailya – of the Black Cherokee tribe

This episode, featuring our lovely and talented core players, begins with Spike hearing strange voices. After some controversy concerning our “Peabody Award“, Spike compares us to “a kid on the toilet“. The first topic is the story of a school teacher named “Woodwerf” with 16 years on the job, being fired because an angry law enforcement officer revealed her former profession to school officials that already knew about it. Confused? Don’t be. The topic is interrupted by a phone call from “Boston Shawn“. We move on to a topic called “You Can Guess” in which the police shoot a contestant in a black Jeep charged with “Drug Pernailya“. Spike learns during this topic the little known fact (among tall people) that white people are given $10 by the police any time they get pulled over by mistake. We also enjoy a “What’s Twending” segment as well as a new feature… “The Bee Report”. This is exactly how you earn a “Peabody“.

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And the Grammy for best song about a biscuit goes to…

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