Podcast Guest: Rob Callahan

Episode 45: Time Is a Beard

0045 Off TopicThis is our 45th episode, which means it is time for our third Off Topic extravaganza! If you’re a longtime listener, you already know what this means, but in case you’re new to the Pleasure Dome, here’s what’s going on:

Our episodes are heavily edited, because we record drunk and edit sober. Most of what we cut out are things that nobody will miss, but sometimes we have to clip out something that is entertaining, but it doesn’t fit in the episode. So, we save all those clips until we can just make a whole damn episode out of them. It’s like a crazy quilt, but with drunken ramblings.

(In case you are curious, here are Off Topic #1 and Off Topic #2.)

The audio bits you are about to hear were recorded between August and November 2014. The audio quality will vary, the subject matter will roam wildly, and our level of sobriety will be completely unpredictable. You will also hear the beautiful voices of:

Matt Kessen
Gordon Smuder
Sharon Stiteler
Rob Callahan
Chris Bowlsby
Windy’s Mom

Also, here’s a series of photos showing Sharon Stiteler reacting during one of the clips you’ll hear:


Please enjoy our third Off Topic spectacular!

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Episode 44: If You Can’t Feel Your Nose, Is It Still There?

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044 PhilosophyOh wow, listeners. This week, we bring you the drunkest drunk we’ve ever drunked. Author and storyteller Rob Callahan returns to join us for an episode about philosophy movies, which is absolutely the sort of brainy episode you want to embark upon after killing three bottles of wine before even starting to record.

Seriously. We recorded for three hours. We edited out two hours of unintelligible mumblings and completely random rhapsodies about Jennifer Connelly in The Rocketeer. After the podcast, Rob fell asleep on the couch and woke up in the morning to find Windy’s daughter staring at him. Melissa mostly doesn’t remember recording the episode (yet apparently still had the faculties to describe Synecdoche, New York, no matter how many extra syllables she used).

It was after this episode that we decided that the SI Base Unit for inebriation is The Callahan.

It’s possible you will actually get contact drunk from this episode, but if you feel you need to enhance the experience, we suggest either Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Dortmunder Gold beer or Block Red Wine Shiraz. Because that’s what we drank after the three bottles of wine we started with.

Show notes behind the cut!

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Episode 39: Nerd Police, I Need Backup.

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0039 GamesThis week, dear listeners, we are joined by Rob Callahan and Chris Bowlsby for an episode about game movies! Movies about video games, movies about board games, movies that feature games heavily… all are fodder for this episode! Or, rather, we intended to cover such a broad swath, but we somehow managed to never really escape the 1980s.

We blame the scattershot nature of this episode on Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet, Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and Yellowtail Malbec, all of which contributed the steady decline in our focus and moral fortitude.

Once again, we apologize for the sound quality of the episode. We discovered many weeks later that, among other issues, our audio program wasn’t actually recording through our nice microphone; instead, it was recording through the computer’s built-in microphone. There are about three more episodes in our backlog with the same issue. (Argh.) But after that, our audio should improve remarkably! (Yay!)

Show notes behind the cut!

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