Skip to main content
American Zero

American Zero

By American Zero
Pop culture discussion from a comedic point of view. Random news, movie reviews, and day-to-day life experiences.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Ep. 32 Nope, Pedialyte, and Revenge of the Nerds
We review Nope, Murray has issues with customer service numbers and Wes has issues with Pedialyte.  Murray hates long menus on customer service numbers and his mom spends three hours on the phone with the cable guy.  We also touch on Revenge of the Nerds not holding up and kids not understanding having to wait for movies or music.
August 06, 2022
Ep. 31 Fighting 12 Year Olds, High School Showers, and Puberty
This week we discuss how many twelve-year-olds it would take to beat us up?  Murray discusses puberty, getting bullied, and being afraid of showering in high school.  We also discuss high school gangs and Wes getting written up in gym.  Listen in for so much more!
June 30, 2022
Ep. 30 Time Traveling, Getting Arrested, and We Apologize
We are back!  This week we discuss Murray getting arrested, ridiculous school programs, and people paying attention to signs.  Murray tells the story of almost getting killed by a bus, Wes poses the question of traveling through time to pleasure yourself, and Murray gets irritated with people taking up more than one parking space.  We also discuss getting pulled over while drunk and we apologize for our erratic schedule.  
June 22, 2022
Ep. 29 Mike Tyson, God, and Rising Prices
We're finally back! Join us as we discuss Mike Tyson, Wes being a nosey older man, and Murray learning that Angela Lansbury is still alive. Rising prices, self-checkout, Murray questions God and karma. We also discover that Angela Lansbury is still alive. You truly do learn something every day!
May 06, 2022
Ep. 28 Peacemaker, Steve Aoki, and Grandpas Porn
We finally return.  We welcome our friend Travis on to this episode to discuss Peacemaker.  Wes has issues with a gas station burrito, Murray explains what kept him from glory holes, and our helping grandpa with porn.  Streaming services are out of control, our friend Steve goes to a Vegas club, and Steve Aoki shows up super late.  Murray and Travis also review The Batman.  However, it's not on this episode because Murray is an idiot and deleted that part of the show.
March 12, 2022
Ep. 27 The Matrix, Kid Rock, Favorite 2021 Movies
We're back!  This week we discuss the best and worst movies of 2021.  Murray has issues with his mom liking Chuck Norris and Charles Bronson movies, Wes is angry with overreacting sports fans, and we discuss the ridiculousness of Kid Rock.  We also take issue with kids and Christmas shopping.  A man gets taken to get his pension check after he dies, Kanye says Pete Davidson has aids, and a man gets intimate with birds on Reddit.  Subscribe today!  
February 02, 2022
Ep. 26 Sex and the City, Spirituality, and Drunkiness
Ladies and gentlemen, we are drunk.  This week Murray gets spiritual and thankful for his life.  Wes bashes turkey and ham, then gets angry over Murray's love of "dull" meats.  We discuss a beauty contest for camels, and Wes wonders why people still use them. A forty-eight-year-old mom steals her twenty-year-old daughter's identity.   Murray has issues with Peloton thinking their clients are stupid because of Sex and the City.  Wes is tired of reboots and tells a story about a guy driving off with the gas hose still connected to his vehicle.
December 19, 2021
Ep. 25 Ghostbusters, Squid Game, Ku Campus Tour
This week Wes has issues with Squid Game, Sprite Zero keeps exploding and we review Ghostbusters: Afterlife.  Murray discusses his tour of the Ku campus and Wes pitches a Sam Elliot themed restaurant.  Our friend Travis joins us this week and shares his irritation with television and movie breakfast.  Wes questions the need for garnish and Murray humble brags about school.
November 24, 2021
Ep. 24 JFK Jr. Rises With Qanon, Rumer Willis, and Dune again
This week's episode features special guests, our friends Darrel and Steve.  Darrel has issues with peanut butter for dogs and gives his opinion on Dune. Wes gets a gun pointed in his face, Murray has problems with Rumer Wills, and we discuss JFK Jr. rising from the dead.
November 10, 2021
Ep. 23 Halloween Kills, Ghost Stories, Small Towns
Wes gets his first taste of some of the small-town folks where Murray lives.  Murray proceeds to tell the story of a man who looks like Wilford Brimely smashing his sandwich and getting blamed for parking too close.  Wes has issues with how quick people are to grab their phones in any situation, including emergencies.  We review Halloween Kills and Wes absolutely hates Dune.
October 28, 2021
Ep. 22 F9, Jesus is Angry, and Facebook Ads
This week features discussions on fast food scamming, fake gang members, and Jesus coming back angry.  Murray explains how he ruined last week's episode by getting drunk.  Wes is mad at Facebook, and he finally watched F9.  We also discuss Many Saints of Newark, once again, we get angry at conspiracy theorists, and Wes takes issue with the Little Ceasars ads.
October 13, 2021
Ep. 21 Matrix Resurrections, Met Gala, and Tik Tok
This week we discuss fighting in sports, our love for ridiculous movies, and Murray's issue with the Met Gala.  Wes discusses the supposed eccentric millionaire homeless people living in our town.  Murray hates Shang-Chi, Tik Tok challenges, and we review Malignant.  We also touch on our friend Adam having issues with jerks in big trucks, colossal horse flies, and Wes gets ignored at a gas station.
September 21, 2021
Ep. 20 Jeopardy, Grandpas Porn, and Taliban Anger
This week we discuss Dog The Bounty Hunter claiming to have a pass to use the n-word,  the Taliban being angry with our military, and Wes being sick and tired of Jeopardy.  Wes takes issue with a covid killing air conditioner.  We both discuss discovering our grandfathers' porn collections.  Once again, we discuss getting old, only to get sidetracked with a story about Wes having to dumpster diver for Nintendo games.
September 08, 2021
Ep. 19 Suicide Squad, Qanon, Cults, and Olympics
This week we take on the tough questions!  Are the Olympics overrated, and why do people join cults?  We discuss our expectations for The House of Gucci, Copshop and review the new Suicide Squad movie.  We also touch on other important subjects such as our hairlines, punching horses, and the logic of Face-Off.
August 21, 2021
Ep. 18 Dog Moms, Ghostbusters Afterlife, Gas Pumps are ridiculous, and Dumb Bumper Stickers
As per usual Murray hates everything. Dog moms, cat moms, dumb bumper stickers, and gas pumps.  Wes discusses how ridiculous the Walmart in his neighborhood can be and we give our opinions on some new movie trailers.
August 06, 2021
Ep. 17 Britney Spears, Art is Dumb, and Holiday Hate
Join us as we discuss our hatred of holidays, lack of care for freeing Britney Spears, and how art is dumb.  We also discuss how Murray is about to be forty and how much he hates diets. 
July 14, 2021
Ep. 16 Charles Barkley, Lot Lizards, and Bird Scooters
Join us as we discuss Charles Barkley quiting Inside the NBA, Uber drivers, and issues with Bird Scooters leaving vulgar skidmarks.  Murray and Wes are perplexed as to how Peter Dinklage is playing the Toxic Avenger.  Wes learns about lot lizards and discuss a man paying his child support in pennies.
June 26, 2021
Ep. 15 Conjuring 3, Getting Older, Lizard People, and Cell Phone Issues
Finally we return... Again.  Murray talks about his gallbladder surgery and it turns into a discussion about getting old.  Wes has Issues with T-mobile and Murray has issues with the Black Hammer Organization, Lizard People, and David Icke.  We also do a super in depth review of the Conjuring 3.
June 12, 2021
Ep. 14 Mortal Kombat, Unhinged, and Dead Beat Dads
This week we review Mortal Kombat and Unhinged.  Wes has issues with dead beat dads in movies, and Murray hates movie snobs.  We also learn our knowledge of Australia is terrible. Leave us a message at
May 07, 2021
Ep. 13 The Triumphant return, Godzilla Vs Kong, and Lady bodywash
We are back! Finally we our covid hiatus has come to an end.  Join us as we shake off the rust and possibly get too drunk.  We discuss Godzilla Vs Kong, The Rock running for President, and Murray hates the trailer for The United States of Al.  Wes discusses bathroom issues that come with age, Murray hates exfoliating body wash, and more.  Join us as we journey back into the podcast world!
April 22, 2021
American Zero Show Update
Info on the future of the show. Also featuring clips from Joe John.  A show Murray did in between American Zero.
March 21, 2020
Ep. 12 The Batmobile, Glitter Gulch, Invisible Man, and Corona Virus
This week we welcome on our friend Adam.  Wes discusses his random thoughts for the week.  Wes and Adam pitch their pawn shop bar idea to Murray. Adam tells the story of how everyone got ripped of at the Glitter Gulch in Las Vegas.  Murray gets drunk and does a horrible job reviewing The Invisible Man.  Subscribe today!  Itunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, IheartRadio, and more!
March 12, 2020
No Episode Jinlge
No episode this week.  Here the announcement in it's glorious song format!
March 05, 2020
Ep. 11 Regal Unlimited, Bat Suit, Shawshank Redemption, and The Intruder
Join us as we discuss the bat suit, Clean up on mount everest, and The office.  Murray reveals his belief that The Shawshank Redemption is overrated.  Wes questions Murray about his usage of the Regal unlimited pass and we review The Intruder Starring Dennis Quaid.
February 27, 2020
Ep. 10 Drunk ghost stories
The episode that never was...  Murray gets drunk and tells ghost stories.  Last week we started an episode and couldn't finish it.  Murray got the hiccups and it became impossible.
February 26, 2020
Ep. 9 Bad Boys for Life, Fast and Furious 9, and Spider-Man possibly killing people
We review Bad Boys for Life. Give our opinions on the new Fast and Furious Trailer, and Wes watched Sylvester Stallone's version of Judge Dredd for some strange reason. We also touch on Harvey Weinsteins genitals, animatronic Spider-man killing people at Disney World, and the possible return of the Lethal Weapon franchise.
February 08, 2020
Ep. 8 Akon City, Oscar issues, and Impeachment confusion
Akon builds a city, Wes attempts to talk sports, and impeachment confusion.  We also discuss not buying certain actors as mafia members.  Why do pilots for movie villains where uniforms and why is Tyrese afraid of everything in Fast and the Furious.  Robocop statues, Steven King Oscar issues, and more!  Subscribe Today!  Available almost everywhere.
January 23, 2020
Ep. 7 Rambo Last Blood, Batcave Electicity Bills, and Las Vegas
Rambo, going to Vegas, and things we hate about end of the year lists.  We finally review The Irishman.  Murray questions what if the Avengers didn't help the world and how much would the Batcave electric bill cost the Wayne foundation in The Dark Knight Rises.
January 09, 2020
Ep. 6 Star Wars, Nerds, and Fighting Gremlins
Merry Christmas!  This week we discuss Rise of Skywalker and Fighting Gremlins.  We also touch on what celebrity we would like to meet, Nerds, and more!  Subscribe today! Itunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Iheartradio, Google Podcast, and just about anywhere else!
December 25, 2019
Ep. 5 Kid Rock Shirts, Hobbs and Shaw, Bad Pranks, and Money from Facebook
This week Wes finally hits puberty.  Facebook money prayers, dumb raptor pranks, and the ridiculous portrayals of movie hitmen.  We also discuss buying on ebay, Hobbs and Shaw, and Kid Rocks dumb shirts.  Subscribe today.  Itunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Iheartradio, and pretty much everywhere else!
December 03, 2019
Ep. 4 Tea tree oil in your crack, Raincoats, and a Trip to Disney World
On this weeks episode Murray gets wasted and we welcome former American Zero host Adam Glenn on to the show.  We discuss hitting deer, watching Crawl, and Wes buying a rain coat.  We also bring up Michael Jackson, Murray hating tea tree oil, and Adams trip to Disney World.  Subscribe today!  Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Iheartradio, and pretty much anywhere you find podcasts.
November 07, 2019
Ep. 3 Snoop at KU, Gender Identity issues, Death at Work, and Hating the Blind
Better late than never.  Our discussion is all over the place this episode.  We touch on subjects such as gender identity issues, drummed up Joker controversy, and Snoop performing at KU.  Wes has a death on his mail route, and reveals his hatred for blind people.  Politicians posing for photos, addiction, and Murray almost quits the internet over nerd comments.  Subscribe today! Available on Itunes, Spotify, Iheartradio, Stitcher, Google Podcast.
October 22, 2019
Ep. 2 Does the Devil Really Like Black Metal, Raiding Area 51, and The Fanatic
This week we welcome back former co-host Darrel Smart. Darrel discusses his new band and his love of performing. We touch on topics such as death, does the devil really like black metal, and taking chances on offensive jokes. Darrel has issues with people being upset over the OK symbol becoming a racist symbol. Wes shares his love for the John Travolta film The Fanatic and his issues with autistic people.
October 03, 2019
Ep. 1 American Zero Returns
After all these years the American Zero Podcast returns. Join us as we discuss why we have come back and what the future holds for our show. Murray discusses his hatred for djing, we make fun of a former guest on the show, and talk about movies being too long.
September 18, 2019