November 29, 2018
TMP #33 John Swenson On the Track
Racing season has begun, and the Troubled Men are chomping at the bit. They go all in with the veteran Rolling Stone, Crawdaddy, and Offbeat writer, author, sports journalist, and horse racing handicapper for the hot tips on everything from Dylan and Bob Marley to picking a horse by scent. It smells like another winner. Topics include vaccinations, the McRib, shower cap fashion, airport curlers, John's career path to New Orleans, losing the war on Christmas, CBGB, a blindfolded interview, Lennon behaving badly, the Atlantic City Pop Festival, Doug Sahm, being embedded with the Who, Canter's Deli and the Kibitz Room, Marty and Elayne at the Dresden, the Bill Haley biography, Bohemian Rhapsody, Live Aid, MTV, Tom Petty, Danny Fields, Keith Richards, the Stones at Jazz Fest, the Fairgrounds, Altamont, Watkins Glen, and much more. Subscribe, review, and Rate on Apple Podcasts. Share and spread the word. ...
November 22, 2018
Troubled Men #32 The True Chris Poché
It's cold outside, but the Troubled Men are sweating it out in the Ring Room. They are joined by the writer/director of the new film fest hit, "The True Don Quixote." No strangers to self-delusion, the Men can relate to this tale on a personal level. Topics include a webcam girl, a mystery unraveled, cabin fever, a funeral who's who, a white whale, holy water, Chris' journey from architect to screenwriter, the notebook game, immigrant labor, a gay tax, a mandatory haircut, vintage tile, the DMV, S&WB oversight, a naked intruder, home security, gun play, a Zen hillbilly, epic indy film production with Trey Burvant, scoring with Jay Weigel and John Fohl, the Raiders collapse, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
November 15, 2018
Troubled Men #31 Debra Howell Makes A Scene
The Troubled Men fall back into the Ring Room with Debra Howell, medical illustrator, photographic manipulator, and municipal agitator. What profits a man to gain an hour and lose his mind? Time will tell. Topics include 1980s memories, Birmingham Mexicans, an unsoundman, a Dia De Los Muertos second line, Manny's stern warning, a shocking loss, dual identity, icons attacked, community activism, a land grab, a millage grab, Air B&B trouble, a mac & cheese fest, notes from a guest, modern miracles, clerical admissions, artistic parameters, the caravan to Canada, what's wrong with René, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
November 08, 2018
Troubled Men #30 Renso Amariz Gets His Close-up
Armistice Day is within sight as former military photographer and indy filmmaker Renso Amariz enters the free fire zone of the Ring Room to toast the shell shocked Troubled Men. Reparations will be required. Topics include Manny's birthday month, a video shoot, the "Bird" synopsis, aerial submarine hunting, the 6th Fleet, "The Local 504," cocktail looseys, a robot brothel, a strip club story, pitching shorts, "My Life In Dirty Movies," writing advice, a mockumentary, acting, inertia, guerrilla filmmaking, phone phobia, new underwear, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
November 01, 2018
Troubled Men #29 Lynn Drury's Turn In the Barrel
All Hallows' Eve looms large as the Troubled Men invite Lynn Drury to a gabfest in the Ring Room. The great singer/songwriter and former barrel racer shows that sisters really are doing it for themselves. Topics include a panhandling prank, Bela's birthday, ball players, a graft maze, Jerry Clower and the talking dog, animal husbandry, horse heaven, Mondo Cane, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, odd jobs, giving up, bridge, civil disobedience, traffic cameras, stalkers, marriage, dachshunds, tattoo questions, Cosby, grooming, dating advice, an equal playing field, and much more. Review, rate, and subscribe at Apple Podcasts or your favorite app. Outro music:Anniversary by Lynn Drury from Rise of the Fall 2017 ...
October 25, 2018
Troubled Men #28 Carlo Nuccio Comes Clean
The Troubled Men are no strangers to the rackets, so it was a great honor to have a sit-down in the Ring Room with Carlo Nuccio, the Godfather of the Big Beat. He makes them an offer they can't refuse. Topics include a girl party, a vacation from the family, the Mod Squad, schizophrenia, L.A. stories, Raji's, Green On Red, the tablecloth trick, a world champ, the fight game, crazed sobriety, a card hustle, a question refused, boundary issues, the Breeders show, stage left, marital bliss, some fatherly advice, a serial killer shout-out, an Alpine recording mission, the cowbell club, Stephan Eicher, an offer declined, Get Smart, a phone call from Kaos, Harry Dean Stanton, "I'm Carlo!" and much more. ...