This award deserving episode features the core (or XY) cast members… P-Dub, Steve, Clark, Schmotz, and Spike. We start off with a very exciting discussion about “Uber”, but the first official topic is introduced as “Fodder”. In fact, it’s about what to do if someone gifts you a lottery ticket and it turns out to be a zillion dollar winner. This segment gets interupted by our favorite regular caller… the guy who calls and hangs up. We then get into the topic that brings out some important facts about our host. It’s a discussion about whether it’s harder to be a black person, or a white woman. The answer to that question is not as interesting as the fact that Spike is apparently planning to become a white woman. P-Dub offers a brief audio based quiz about Black Oscar performances, and then we wrap up on the topic of disappearing foods. Apparently your normal restaurant order of guacamole and a coffee is in danger.
The entire crew is on hand for Martin Luther King Day, but Lynn and Cindy “get the claps”. We get consumed by “conundrums”… things like “do I make my class dumb, or dumb and easy?” You know like when you teach “Nuclear Biologicless”. We have no idea either. Then we get on a time traveling boat to find baby Hitler and deal with the subsequent conundrum. Luckily we get diverted by Shannon Cason of the Homemade Stories Podcast calling in to spread a little joy. Finally, for some reason, we don’t want baby Hitler growing up thinking he’s pretty, so baby Martin Luther King takes him on in a cage match. I think. I don’t know. It got a little confusing… Or maybe I stopped listening a little. This show establishes why we remain “award deserving”.
Our first show of the New Year appropriately contains predictions for the year ahead. But don’t get too excited. First we discuss a guy at a hypnotist’s show who, instead of following instructions, decides to fall off the stage. Our panel includes Spike, Clark, Steve, P.W., and Bill Schmotz who teaches us all about the scarcely known Hypnocratic Oath. We go from that bizarre story to an even more bizarre GAME, that not only makes no sense, but can’t actually be won or lost. Thereby making it not a “game” at all. Luckily we drew numbers. But more importantly, this non-game introduces us to our special guest, Ms. Janet Sciales, The Star Goddess, who explains what the stars have in store for us in 2016. We learn, for instance, that Spike… despite his best efforts… will achieve some financial success this year. Go figure. There is similar good news and bad news for all of us. Once again, it’s our best show ever.
This One is on Me…
On a trip to Connecticut, I did a show from the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut. The Hotel graciously opened the lobby bar for an Spike of the Mic Show… This show contains a new cast of characters known as… The Rambling Fox… Clark (Not the Doctor/Captain) and The Revy Rev… In the lobby, we talked about children who wont cut the apron strings, what makes a man and women attractive, the birthday challenge and My favorite… “Answer No Um”… That game still needs more explanation… This show is short and let’s say on remote with lots of background and cast members new to the mic so listen carefully… Enjoy… One
We add special guests Tony Gaud, Lynn, and Cindy to our normal assortment of “Dream Snatchers” for this our “Season Finale”. (We’ve actually been doing this show since 2012) And this may be our finest show ever. Our first topic has to do with talking headlights that are suing the government. I think. There are many references made during this show to a “Panda”. Since, none of you heard the panda story that was told before the show, you will be confused at first. But later you will be eager for more Panda. Of course we eventually re-arrange our chromosomes to agree with Spike’s faulty identifications, which will lead us into a topic he calls “Mr. Mom”. We wrap up the year with another of Spike’s poorly thought out quiz games. Listeners should note that Spike offers a cash prize to the winner, and then pretends he didn’t when the game is over. We’ll see you all January 4th when we return to start the next season of Spike On The Mic.
Once again an all male show, we begin with the seemingly banal discussion of what we did for Thanksgiving, but that goes south with men talking about their giblets. But we do get to explain to Spike how we make cranberries. After Spike starts and quickly abandons the “Top Ten Miffs of Thanksgiving Dinner“, we discuss our differences with females. Lucky for us an actual female (Billie) calls the show and saves it from too many Y chromosomes. Once again we insult our friends at KCOR by referring to Kansas when they are, in fact, in Missouri.
Guest host, Comedian Clark Brooks, joined by the all male regulars has designed a Kansas City themed show in honor of our midwestern host KCOR which broadcasts our weekly shows on their station every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM Central. Every topic has something to do with Kansas City, and Clark even challenges us to a Kansas City quiz to test our knowledge of the “City of Fountains”.
Aside from the regular sausage content, this recipe includes two double-Xs, Cindy & Lynn. Their presence gives our lives real meaning. Our first topic called “Lucy, you’ve got some splainin to do”, tells the story of a woman named “Cramblelt” and her partner, who are upset about the results of being artificially “enslemidated“. During this discussion we receive a call from the “Ramblin’ Fox” who, oddly enough, is actually listening to the show! We take on the groundbreaking and controversial topic “Is Christmas Too Commercial?”. Finally we give our “impits” on a “Dear Spike On The Mic” letter. This show is dedicated to the famous film star, Edgar Kennedy, who throughout his career kept a buckeye in his pocket.