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BLATHER the podcast

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1) Long-winded talk with no real substance.
1a) What happens when you put microphones in-front of age old friends and tell them to behave.

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42: Slighted on the Internet

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42: Slighted on the Internet

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44: The Critical Vengeance of Decaf
The morning of this episode recording Decaf warned us that he was going to evicerate both Murphy and Mark. Oh and boy did he apply his critique of the past few episodes in his very special Decaf way. So, aside from the verbal lashing and criticism we took time to talk about Murph going all fan-boy on a tweet. We also talk about what radio DJ's inspired us.
01:01:30
April 18, 2021
43: Polyester and Bad Beers
This week Decaf, Murph, and Mark get in to some car talk. They also give an update and hot-takes on what is happening in Georgia. Decaf gets an update on one of Murphy's old opinions to see what he thinks today. Finally we talk about a Florida Man who's in the news this past week.
01:17:29
April 6, 2021
42: Slighted on the Internet
Mark and Chris get into it. Sometimes Mark can be such a SJW, and Murphy can be such a sociopath. Once everything calms down its on to politics and what is happening in Georgia.
01:05:10
March 30, 2021
41: This Episode is a Lemon
This week we talk about Mark's sense of style. We also talk about at what point do we give up on a book we are reading if it's not working for us. That and we get old again and talk about how different generations react to Lizzo. 
56:25
March 23, 2021
40: Post-COVID toyland
This week its Just Decaf and Mark as they talk about toys, shitty drivers, and what they expect from a post-COVID society. Seriously, Murphy had to, "work". 
01:01:25
March 16, 2021
39: DAMNIT DECAF!
This week Murph and Decaf talk about post hospital PTSD. We then talk about getting old (again) and healthcare (again). Plus Murphy educates all of us on TERFS. 
01:06:24
March 9, 2021
38: Murphy Done Messed Up Again
What a great way to start of the episode. Murphy made a mistake that may be fatal. We talk about getting old (kind of a reoccurring theme here) and we have a state of the podcast. Since it seems that only some of us are paying attention, some of the time. 
01:14:07
March 3, 2021
37: Needling Decaf
This week we get to all witness the continual maintenance that Decaf now requires. We also dive back into the comic book movie talk. Plus we wrap up talking about video games. Or, rather, Decaf and Murph do.
52:36
February 23, 2021
36: Well, It's Kinda Poo
MURRRRRRPH! DECAF! IS! BACK! Join us as we learn about what has been keeping Decaf away from the glory that is BLATHER the podcast. Be amused and befuddled at how picky a fanboy Murphy is when it comes to Thor: Ragnarok. Finally we discuss the news about Joss Whedon and try to figure out how we should feel about this. 
01:06:45
February 16, 2021
35: Existential Baseball Crisis Murphy
This episode we talk Murphy off the ledge, sorta, as he deals with this beloved Dodgers signing Trever Bauer.
32:07
February 9, 2021
34: Politics and Murphy's Strong Beer!
This week we talk about the Stock Market Madness surrounding GameStop. We also gripe about being old and talk about the different generations.  Yep, stellar content from your friends at Blather!
58:34
February 9, 2021
33: Mac Fanboy Edition
This week Murphy and I geek out and go on and on about Apple and the new Mac's. As well as share some tech tales. Additionally, we give our takes on the differences between the DC and Marvel movie universes. Finally Murphy has to share a hot-take!
01:09:14
January 26, 2021
32: A Very COVID Episode
So, one of us got COVID and just had the share the experience. We also had Chief join us to share what he's been up to and share his experience with the COVID vaccine. Hint, Chief did not get COVID.
01:10:12
January 12, 2021
31: Christmas Traditions?
This week we talk about the upcoming holidays. We also play a little game of producer where we talk about brining back some shows. 
45:35
December 23, 2020
30: One Half of One Beard
This episode was going so well, and then, he. showed. up. Thankfully we were able to recover and talk about movies and comics. Stay till the very end when Murph makes a shocking declaration.
54:50
December 21, 2020
29: Beer and Santa
We start this episode with our normal, standard, only, bit and it goes right down hill from there. In the second part however we have a deep conversation about the existance of Santa and what that means to us and to our famlies. No, seriously, we had a great conversation about this and it was all deep and philosophical as all-get-out. 
01:02:31
December 11, 2020
BONUS: Bad Food Holiday Edition - 2006
Hey gang, it's time for Andy Social's Spankwagon Radio Throwback Imagine being transported to the year 2006 and you come across a Jones Soda Holiday Pack. Of course you're smart, all you did was, point, laugh, and walk past. Spankwagon was never that smart. MAAAAAAAAAAD PRRRROOOOPPPSSSS to Andy Social for putting together this treasure of audio. Join Murphy, Chief, Studio Troll, and me as we take a nice dive down gastrointestinal loathing memory lane.
31:29
December 4, 2020
28: Hot Airport Takes
This episode we start off giving our hot takes on airport action. Then we talk about one of Decaf's hobbies and catch up with another Boxcar Bighead tale!
51:01
December 3, 2020
27: The Legend of Boxcar Bighead
This week we talk about our amazing culinary skills and abilities. We also learn about Murph's time in Twitter Jail. Additionally, you do not want to miss the story of Boxcar Bighead! 
59:21
November 28, 2020
26: Election Recap And Other Crap
This week we happily talk about the election and recap all the news and events as it pertains to us. Honestly I should have a better description of the episode but I'm too damn lazy. Just listen and enjoy (?)
01:02:38
November 9, 2020
25: Decaf the Bandwagoneer!
Who would have guessed that this week would have talked about these two topics? Baseball and Politics. SHOCKING! RIGHT? Yeah, I know, not-shocking. Anywho. We wrap up the baseball talk about the World Series. We review some other baseball news. Finally we talk about the elections and have a discussion about the electoral college. Yeah, we go high-brow-ish. LISTEN IN!
57:05
November 3, 2020
BONUS: Murphy Calls The Breaks
Greetings! Yep, another break for us. But, let's let Murphy explain why.
01:23
October 27, 2020
24: Sick Updates Wreck Tech
This episode we take a few moments to catch up on our various illnesses and maladies. We then explore the fun that is failed improvements. You know, software updates that are crap. Or, "improvements" that are anything but! Check out what we mean.
55:06
October 13, 2020
23: Old Guys Talk About The House
This week we talk about homeownership horror stories! We divert into the lighter topic of political figures and their health! Wrapping up the show with some fun Chuck Tingle book titles! Really who would blame you if you missed out on this extravaganza!?
48:39
October 6, 2020
22: The Theme to Hair Lines
This week (which is a couple of weeks ago) we start of talking about hair and hair loss! But hey, we pick up the mood talking about great soundtracks! Only to bring everything back down talking about the late RGB and Decaf's pet situation. 
54:31
September 29, 2020
21: Scuba Steve's Meth-Life Balance
This week we are joined by the world famous and slightly older now, Scuba Steve!!! Of course we spend the time talking about getting old, and since we are all a bunch of geeks, we talk tech. Oh, can anyone fix Scuba Steve's router/network issue? Anyone? Help?
53:37
September 20, 2020
20: Never Too Late Baby
This week the gang does its best to confront their own cancel culture. As well as general talk and (at the time) breaking news! Plus we give our takes on fandom and comics!
58:49
September 6, 2020
19: Tasteless Humor Is Our Modus Operandi
This week we talk about what the First Amendment really means. We talk about our Social Media use. Plus some more baseball talk, this time about the ads in stands. That and Mark again makes a horrible tasteless joke. So, you know, a normal show.
01:04:03
August 23, 2020
18: We Get Paid For This?!?
Okay gang, we are back from break, so let's check off the typical show topics! Covid Talk - Check Baseball Talk - Check Pro Wrestling Talk - Check Murphy's Missing Knee - Check Someone Paying Us To Put Out This Garbage - HOLY WHAT! CHECK!? YES! CHECK! WOAH. HOLY CRAP! ---  Ahem, sorry just got a little excited. Seriously, thank you to our mysterious benifactor for contributing to the show and soon, we may even have something special for you. 
01:06:19
August 16, 2020
17: Horrible Friends Forever!
Ah, this is what this podcast is really about. Three longtime friends trashing each other and sharing stories of things that are going on. Such as how Mark's local comic guy is surviving Covid. Murph getting crapped on by both Mark, Decaf, and the house that wants to murder him. Oh, and we learn what new job Mark has! Join us as we meander around and absorb some of your bandwidth.
01:00:12
July 16, 2020
16: Drop-Off Murphys
This week we intended to talk about our Twitch Stream, however, the show turned into a technical poop-fest. So, listen in and enjoy what chaos this show has turned into. Much like most of the shows we make. So, nothing new under the sun!
41:50
July 2, 2020
15: Baseball and the Last Word
This episode we talk about the (at the time) pending return of baseball. Next, we talk about television. Finally we wrap the show, or well, try to wrap?
41:24
June 24, 2020
14: Support / Pander / Learn / Grow
This episode we pick up where we left off with our smashing hot takes and general misanthropy. Additionally, we discuss the current state of affairs with the Black Lives Matter movement and the trend of companies using it, seemly, as a marketing tool. Finally, Decaf shares his thoughts, feelings, and experiences with us on growing up Black in Vegas; and how he approaches others who are just don't understand what the movement is communicating.
01:10:50
June 18, 2020
13: Off The Bottom Rope
This week we talk about WCW. Well, rather, Decaf both quizzes and learns a bit of 1990's Pro Wrestling lore from Chris and Mark! As mentioned in the episode, this topic was inspired by a great video explainer from YouTuber Matt McMuscles called, "WCW - What Happened?" 
57:58
June 2, 2020
12: Again with the old tech?
When we say we blather on, we’re not joking. We prove it this episode. We just yammer on-and-on about nothing. Now you too can join us. FUN!
44:08
May 27, 2020
BONUS: Customer Service
We can't just waste good content, RIGHT?! Well, we kept the mics hot after the normal show and this was recorded after the Customer Service! Sorta? *** episode. Needless to say, we got stuck in "old farts reminiscing about days of yore" mode. Anyhow, enjoy this bonus episode.
19:14
May 23, 2020
11: Customer Service! Sorta? ***
This episode we talk about customer service and we share some stories. Oh, and, we're not the customers in these stories, this time we are the ones providing the service and support. Listen in as we share some stories and, as we do, go off the rails a few times too! *** Note *** I had to edit out a couple of names, so I replaced them with an obnoxious foghorn. You're welcome.
01:10:33
May 15, 2020
10: Politics, Lethargically Speaking.
This week we talk politics and the demise of the Bernie Sanders campaign. We also explore other issues that we see as detrimental to the Democratic Party. Interestingly, all of us were off our game and boy the energy was, mellow.
01:11:01
May 9, 2020
9: And Scene ...
This week we review Decaf's twitter adventure. Next, we break down what we believe are the best movie scenes, with a few side notes and distractions. Finally, we reinforce the fact that Mark is pop culture deficient.
01:08:35
May 1, 2020
8: Privacy - HE HAS WHAT - Security
We're talking about online privacy and security people. But, more importantly we learn something new about Decaf. 
49:14
April 25, 2020
7: FAILURE!
This week we talk about moments of failure. Chris and Mark go the non-personal route, and Decaf shares a personal failure that illustrates how mature he is. What we are saying here is Chris and Mark are failures at sharing emotions. Not much of a surprise actually.
42:24
April 17, 2020
6: Twelve Years of High School
You knew this would happen! You knew we would do this! You knew that it had to be! YES! It's the triumphant inclusion of Big Daddy Decaf! Join us as the crew from Spankwagon, er, Blather, discuss Decaf's new Novel, "Afromedus Jivewalker: The Keys of Day and Darkness" (AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON!). Of course this episode goes right to the depths of Spankwagon depravity, and we all know who to blame.
01:00:09
April 9, 2020
5: Unprofessional Things That We Do
This week we reminisce about how we use to be unprofessional with how things were cobbled together in the old LVRocks days. We then go on to prove that we are still just as unprofessional today. We gripe about Covid-19. Oh, and let's learn that Murphy's baseball knowledge is a complete sham.
54:09
March 31, 2020
4: Two-Ply Currency Markets
This week we talk about the Coronavirus and some of our observations about how people and places are managing it.
52:34
March 17, 2020
3: Ya Gotta Fight!!!! For Your Right!!!! To Fix What Is Yours, because you spent money and now you can't even work on what you own?
This week we talk about the "Right To Repair". You have to listen to us say what is obvious, but I strongly recommend doing so. Since we said we would post them here are a couple of links that we covered in this episode. Wiki article on Right to Repair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronics_right_to_repair Vice Report on Right to Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPYy_g8NzmI
34:54
March 8, 2020
2: Walking on Egg Shells
Murphy shares in detail his recent life altering event! Mark just talks about pooping. Both of which demonstrate the need to men to actually man up and go see a damn doctor!
50:00
March 2, 2020
1: Back at it again!
Chris and Mark are back in front of microphones yet again with questionable sound and rage.
44:35
February 23, 2020