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. ...
October 18, 2018
Troubled Men #27 Rick Olivier/Rico Unshaved
The first hint of autumn is in the air, but the Troubled Men still can't wait to escape the filth of the outdoors for the cool, scrubbed-tile serenity of the Ring Room. They drag superstar music photographer and bandleader Rick Olivier into the fray for a no-holds-barred free-for-all. Topics include top spin, self-sabotage, a PiL field trip, the origin of "Rico," the White Castle accent, Nicholls State alumni, memories of Carl Bennett, spam sushi, the Manny Olympics, gear porn, tragedy porn, altar boy-hood, clerical entrapment, the Rodman effect, the Cold reunion, Russian prison tattoos, a sippy cup blackout, a comfort squirrel, microwave misuse, Hot Springs, kuru, flakka, and much more. ...
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. ...