March 28, 2019
TMP #51 Jimbo Mathus Unzips
The Men draft the Squirrel Nut Zippers founder, singer, musician, and producer to talk about his new solo record, "Incinerator," and his life as the Huck Finn of American music. From the Clinton White House to the Mississippi Hill Country, he's seen a lot. Jimbo may not be innocent, but for the time being, he's pleading not guilty. Topics include SXSW, the Cactus Blossoms, more parades, Spring, brunch music, a new hat, a celebrity gift, the merchant marines, a fire, studio communication, proximity in art, online clothes, nudist colonies, a Squirrel Nut Zipper history, old-time candy, Sesame St., Tony Bennet, a grievance, RICO, starting over, a shed burden, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, or any podcast platform. Follow on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music: Styler/Coman "South of Laredo" by Jimbo Mathus, from his new record, "Incinerator", available April 5. ...
March 21, 2019
TMP#50 Rik Slave Gets Loose
To celebrate the 50th episode, the Men invite the fellow creature of the night and New Orleans superstar to trace his steps from the suburban wasteland, to Harvard, to the '80's street scene of Alphabet City and back again. He's been famous since before anyone knew who he was. Topics include a practice parade, a Rite-Aid illness, a TV composer correction, Rik's bands, a Voodoo pregnancy, a high school hack, a hard lesson, running for your life, an impersonal trainer, Coney Island High, a culinary career, Hal Blaine, the Captain, bathroom confusions, Dark Lounge jokes, a pardon list, life plans, emergency smokes, tattoo history, a movie role, delicate terminology, a new ministry, a solid defense, time changes, tax prep, road tricks, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Google, Spotify, etc. Like on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Music by Styler/Coman ...
March 14, 2019
TMP #49 Helen Gillet Plays It By Ear
The sublime and mysterious cellist checks into the Ring Room in the sweet spot between Ash Wednesday and the Ides of March. The Belgian transplant has a Europian flair and a Renaissance sensibility. Tonight all that goes out the window. Topics include Lent, gluttony, a garbage parade tragedy, road dangers, the pancreas, familial teasing, Singapore, monkeys, a first cello teacher, quitting, a cultural breakdown, WWII memories, a traditional ceremony, party soup, Others' Day, collaborators, dynamics, poise, a celebrity encounter, awards shows, marching cellos, a bulk purchase, cigarettes, paying dues, playing dates, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. Follow the podcast on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the word. Intro music by Styler/Coman Outro music: "Vautour" from Helen Gillet's latest record, "Helkiase". ...
March 07, 2019
TMP #48 Keith Duncan Gets Graphic
As Mardi Gras reaches a fever pitch, the Men cool it down with the illustrator and instructor as he talks about his long road from tiny Empire, La., to art school in New York City and beyond. Topics include a near miss, laundry history, a mea culpa, childhood, art school, post-Katrina paintings, Giuliani time, a gallery show, the St. Claude corridor, a Facebook joke, art criticism, social sensitivity, questionable throws, ladders and tarps, parade etiquette, a Zulu protest, a trigger-happy mayor, a criminal massage, words of advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or other platforms. Like, follow, and share on Facebook and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...
February 28, 2019
TMP #47 Chris Rose Surfaces
The best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and white whale of the podcast finally shows his face, and the Troubled Men haul him into the Ring Room. Chris is always very forthcoming, and tonight is no different. Topics include an earthquake prediction, a work joke, secret rules, driving issues, Mannix, MeTV, tricks of the journalism trade, podcast production, sensitive boys, prep school alumni, the DKE fraternity mayhem, newspaper editing, Krewe du Vieux, the death of satire, public admissions, the post- Katrina era and the Chris Rose phenomenon, treatment models, talk therapy, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate the podcast on iTunes or your favorite platform. Like the Facebook page, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Theme music by Styler/Coman ...
February 21, 2019
TMP #46 St. Valentine's Day Autopsy
It's Valentine's Day everywhere else, but it's a dateless night in the Ring Room. The Troubled Men do a postpartum analysis of the previous episode that almost didn't see the light of day. Topics include Hallmark holidays, being alone, a missing ID, a lock thief, fast food mayhem, episode #45 aftermath, the Rock 'n' Roll marathon, tough gigs, vehicle troubles, a recording triumph, a judge on trial, teens on alert, sauna talk, Virginia and the Zulu exception, a mother's college try, the Tao of Steve, summer camps, vaping hazards, favorite cigarettes of yesteryear, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite platform. Like, follow, and share with friends and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...