October 11, 2018
Troubled Men #26 Hate Crime Pie
The Troubled Men jump back into the Ring Room to go mano a mano for a couple of stiff rounds. Do they go the distance, or does a flagrant foul result in an early stoppage? Listen and find out for yourself! Topics include regrets, guest management, a SCOTUS infection, Miss Yolanda, an aggressive greeter, Ducky Boys, administrative bloat, room temp butter, a pig in a poke, Pat McLaughlin, the McLaughlin Group, the Portside Lounge, public corruption, Greg Meffert's tell-all, water torture, a black cat crossing, learning about loss, a robust defense, the Basques, collateral damage, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. https://www.instagram.com/troubledmenpodcast/ https://www.facebook.com/troubledmenpodcast https://twitter.com/TroubledPodcast ...
October 03, 2018
Troubled Men #25 Michael Tisserand Goes Krazy
The Age of Miracles may be over, but that doesn't stop the stigmata. The Troubled Men corner award-winning author Michael Tisserand in the Ring Room and sweat him for details on his biography of Krazy Kat cartoonist and New Orleans native George Herriman. It turns out to be an easy go, since these days, Michael does not give a fuck. Topics include Satan the Accuser, a holy hunch, a book thief, a dead cat bounce, McKenzie's Bakery, fluid identity, Herb Jeffries, Iron Eyes Cody, comics, Paul Morphy, scholastic chess fever, a standing ovation, a cheap date, hand surgery and the healing power of music, a judicial beatdown, the Norske Nook, clam rolls, the Senate fashion show, a Gong Show, Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or any podacst app. ...
September 27, 2018
Troubled Men #24 Steve Spitz In The Penalty Box
The Ring Room is so full of chattering wine heads you can barely hear yourself think. The Troubled Men power through the den to put musician and medical professional Steve Spitz on the hot seat. He has a charming hint of larceny about him and reveals from whence it springs. Topics include a fast, sod, complaining, Steve's grifter family vacation memories, Kelly Keller, a Circle Bar wedding blunder, the penalty box, a bartender's dilemma, career testing, the Crazy car, surgery insights, a heroic quitter, a doctor's report, torture class, Burt Reynolds, Sammy Davis Jr., pedal steel business cards, the cadaver lab, the golden era of Vegas, driving advice, Marco the criminal hairdresser, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
September 20, 2018
Troubled Men #23 New Orleans Loves Dick! (Deluxe)
After an involuntary hiatus due to some hurricane hysteria, the Troubled Men reoccupy the Ring Room. They are joined by the Zelig of rock 'n' roll, Mr. Dick Deluxe. It becomes obvious why **New Orleans loves Dick!** Topics include a band Airbnb, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Tempest Storm, early trans-racialists Johnny Otis and the Bronze Buckeroo, the Residents/Snakefinger, Clubfoot Orchestra, the shock of Devo, Cali punk memory lane, a cocktail mixup, listener feedback, hair tugging, Decadence Fest, Dick picks, the road to New Orleans, Stalker Roulette, a dramatic recitation, and much more. ...
September 07, 2018
Troubled Men #22 Play Manny For Me
After two weeks in the trenches, Manny escapes the front lines of academia to the relative safety of the Ring Room. He is de-briefed over cocktails. Topics include textbook fever, fresh talent, campus fashion trends, a towel, 1970's TV detectives, making a new friend, the Geraniums' triumphant return, a senatorial encounter, stadium justice, the Stalker File, Play Misty For Me, desperate measures, Amy Winehouse, Intervention, blood test results, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
August 30, 2018
Troubled Men #21 Brendan Gallagher's House Call
Manny has gone missing and may have fallen into enemy hands. While they wait for proof of life, the Troubled Men call in the reinforcements and forge ahead. Once more unto the breach! René is joined by Troubled alumnus Jeff Treffinger as they make a house call on real estate baron and poet warrior Brendan Gallagher. He's fresh off a brush with death and happy to be back in New Orleans singing with his longtime compatriots the Geraniums. It feels like the Holy Spirit, but it might just be the booze. Topics include firsthand testimony, institutional corruption, a pole dancing teacher, the self-immolating Left, Anthony Weiner wallpaper, Brendan's return to the living, going quantum, the holiness of music, ego sacrifice, podcast therapy, childhood loneliness, the Lastie brothers, Raising Tourette's, the Brain Tuner, a stuttering cure, praise for nurses, and much more. ...