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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been...more

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Episode 47

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 ...



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Episode 46

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 ...



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Episode 45

February 14, 2019

TMP #45 José Torres-Tama Without Boundaries

The poet-warrior, artist, performer, activist, and founder of Taco Truck Theater pulls into the Ring Room and delivers the flavor. It gets a little spicy, and by the end, he wants Manny deported. Topics include an angry dog, a boycott bit, civic civility, the Cone of Uncertainty, restrooms, an award-winning doc, a question from Jude, DMT, performance influence, arrests, cocktail choices, a cultural question, amnesia, a screening, U.S. appetites, regrets, healing, Vida in New Orleans, shutdown repercussions, targeting the New Deal, St. Roch, brutal truth, Lenny Bruce, No Guac T-shirts, and more. Subscribe, review, and rate on podcast platforms including Apple and Spotify. Follow the Facebook page, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music:Styler/Coman ...



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Episode 44

February 07, 2019

TMP #44 Luke Spurr Allen Escapes Siberia

The Troubled Men bring the Happy Talk Band singer and owner of Siberia Lounge into the warmth of the Ring Room. The workers control the means of production, but they have no five-year plan. There's not even a five-minute plan. Topics include therapy, discounts, a hot streak, foley artists, theater of the mind, an Alaskan adventure, a road trip to New Orleans, a last straw, Arizona justice, Luke's job history, the Bye Byewater, elementary school volunteering, Valentine's candy, Pacino impressions, horse lovers, a flute mishap, a bad bike ride, genealogy, Road House revisited, true crime, James At 15, A Family Affair, a shoplifting case, the Superbowl, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on podcast platforms, now including Spotify. Like on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music; Styler/Coman Outro music: It's Too Late To Die Young by Luke Spurr Allen ...



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Episode 43

January 31, 2019


The Troubled Men are put on the defensive as the New Orleans Chess Master in the red beret launches a blitzkrieg opening in the Ring Room. Hope is not a strategy, but it may be all they have left. Topics include a daughter's photos, Guinness World Records, life-changing events, parenting tips, Chuck Barris, Grace Slick, the Five Americans hit records, luck in life, the Iguanas' 9 Volt Heart, band alchemy, Francis Ford Coppola and the Godfather miracle, chess as salvation, playing Bobby Fischer, saying yes, prison games, Magnus Carlsen, Paul Morphy's petite advantages, organized labor, hotel suicides, Janis Joplin stories, Beatles messages, a Boy Scout guide, getting hacked, a state refuge, the Rolling Stones, media successes, the power of focus, K&D Video, Rod Steiger in the Pawnbroker, wacky emails, good hair, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or your favorite platform. Follow on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Music clips: Western Union, Zip Code, and Evol Not Love by the Five Americans Ending music: 9 Volt Heart by the Iguanas ...



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Episode 42

January 24, 2019

TMP #42 DC Harbold Has More Fun

Back in the trenches, the Troubled Men summon renaissance man DC Harbold to the Ring Room for a full debriefing. The leader of Clockwork Elvis and owner of More Fun Comics spins tales of past campaigns as they nurse their wounds and resolve to soldier on. Topics include a low bid, a bad bet, a career change, a nickname explained, collectors and OCD, burlesque vs. stripping, wasp nest therapy, the Golden Girls, Mary Tyler Moore, a royal wreck, a first girlfriend, Wilmington, bus ride detox, click bait, local comedy, an abduction story, Ray the mailman, neighborhood creeps, a tragic turn, customer complaints, dope etiquette, Doctor a' Go-Go, a planned escape, and much more. Subscribe, review, and review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite platform. Like the Facebook page, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. ...