May 26, 2022
The Emmy Award-winning writer, musician, actor, and creator of Disney TV’s “Imagination Movers” series discusses the band’s 20-year history, his formative years, and his solo career. Rich is a relentlessly positive guy with a cheerful demeanor and a smile on his face. Tonight his good nature gets put to the test as he sits down with the Troubled Men. Topics include a 200th episode party recap, a podcast lost and found, “Ozark,” losing gear, a missing bass, underwear, an empty nest, a New Orleans girl, a 4-track recorder, songwriting, playing drums, Go-Go music, Trouble Funk, straight life, journalism work, Chris Rose, irony, the first show, Disney TV, band drama, Kyle Melancon, mom groupies, a Movers/Slipknot mash up, a lawsuit, Five Happiness restaurant, multigenerational fans, military base tours, a hopeful future, acting, a real hero, a Miley Cyrus moment, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Zombie Radio” from “That Escalated Quickly” by Rich Collins Outro music: “All the Pretty Houses” by Rich Collins Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Imagination Movers Homepage Imagination Movers Facebook Rich Collins Homepage Rich Collins Facebook ...
June 30, 2022
The writer, translator, and WWOZ DJ discusses his new book of poetry, “Far Flung,” his early life in New Jersey, and the ocean trek that sparked his love of Brazil and its culture. Dean’s years of on-air radio experience and easygoing nature serve him well as he mixes it up with the Troubled Men on the eve of another epic trip abroad. Topics include illegible handwriting, hobosexuals, the heat, a Julee Cruise correction, Father’s Day, a birthday breakfast, a Zoom meeting, senior dating, civil rights work, a New Jersey childhood, college in Boston, radio shows, a lumber freighter, a co-conspirator, Martha Mitchell, a Kingston close call, love letters, a change of plans, visa issues, learning Portuguese, the favelas, drumming, a lost bet, bartending, fine dining, getting published, John Travis, “My Favorite Things,” McCoy Tyner, a flight to Lisbon, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Brazil" from "Stone Flower" by Antonio Carlos Jobim Outro music: "Berimbau" from "Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66" Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Dean Ellis Facebook ...
February 04, 2021
The radio personality, satirist, comedian, and author has been illuminating local politics and culture for decades. After cutting his teeth on the national slam poetry scene, he’s gone on to write and produce 15 one-man shows and authored “The Y’at Dictionary” and “Secret New Orleans,” addressing fringe elements of local dialect and history. His latest book on the NFL, “The Most Important League in the World,” inspired by his childhood as the son of an NFL lineman, covers a wide swath of the odd and unusual history of the league. Tonight Chris squares up with the Troubled Men for a head-to-head matchup, and nothing’s out of bounds. Topics include a campus uptick, a rat reduction, Xmas tree timing, house floats, a dental plan, pronoun trouble, Canada, school days, comedy writing, early performances, the Green Mill, radio, a broken neck, Ronnie Virgets, Lee Oswald, Paul LaNoue, Jonathan Traviesa, an Al Davis role, a business deal, a look ahead for the city, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro and Break Music: Styler/Coman Outro Music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman ...