We’re just a couple of guys who hate lies, damned lies, and statistics. ...also conspiracy theories, the native tongue of the world's greatest propagandists: politicians and historians. If you value reason and common sense, join us in following the truth wherever it leads, even if it means unlearning...everything.
In this episode McLuvin gets sentimental on Rico, reminiscing 1992 and how conservatives reacted to the election of Bill Clinton. Â As Donald Trump continues to make makes in economics, foreign policy and certainly in his personal life, McLuvin comments on what happens when you look back at history from a factual standpoint and forget about rhetoric you inherited from your closest authorities. Â The boys argue that despite Clintons moral failings, he put the country on a great economic track and made several moves in foreign policy that brought peace to America, something the present world climate desperately lacks.
In this episode the boys welcome guest DJ Zouain to a heated conversation on the National Die In's latest proposition: a die in day at Walt Disney World. McLuvin' fiercely argues against the idea, for the sake of the children who go to have a magical experience and escape from the world while Zouain and Rico defend the right of protestors to protest anywhere. This is one of the boys' more passionate episodes for sure.
In this episode the boys address the ongoing topic of protesting both the National Anthem, but also White House visits by championship sports teams. The boys expose the story of the horrific beating of citizen Robert Johnson by the Arizona Mesa Police Department and how police brutality, albeit a rarity, is a reality that cannot be ignored. The boys close by arguing over recipes for guacamole, with Rico as usual playing his Latin ethnic card of convenience to argue that McLuvin' has no basis to claim an Irish origin for guac.
In this episode the boys shoot the breeze about who cooks a better steak, with Uncle Rico, as usual, telling tales to one up McLuvin'. The boys then move on to the meat of the show with a discussion on the phenomenon known as "fake news." The boys call foul on any and all purveyors of fabricated lies, but also offer their criteria for determining whether a story or source is credible. The boys shout out to Dr. James Loewen as well, as McLuvin' has fallen head over heels in love with his book "Lies My Teacher Told Me," a book exposing the history that our school experiences never taught us.
In this episode the boys discuss the business of apocalypse food, taking their cues from Jim Bakker, who also teaches them a new word. The boys shift gears as they discuss the antics of televangelist Jesse Duplantis, who claimed to hear a word from God telling him to "bleed him" for a private jet. Mockery abounds as the boys discuss the extravagance and arrogance of tv's favorite preachers, including one with many mansions, Mr. Mike Murdock. The boys come around in the end though, recognizing the money to be made in this niche, and officially launch their own brand of religious money making.
In this episode the boys talk about the reprehensible pardon of admitted felon and right wight conservative propagandist Dinesh D’Souza. Citing multiple character concerns and D’Souza in his own words the boys argue that the only possible explanation for Trump’s pardon, aside from appeasing his base, is to retain the services of the documentary filmmaker for future publicity ventures. Additionally the boys address the racist tweets of Rosanne Barr and the hypocritical response of those who chose to politicize what was a humanitarian, not political issue.
In this episode the boys expose several instances of racism and white privilege and talk about how while the present era may carry with it the continuation of deep seated prejudices, technology is no longer allowing these to live in the shadows. The conversation includes a couple of face palms by the boys at the actions of Aaron Schlossberg and the deuce flinging white Starbucks customer lady.
In this episode the boys address the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, that claimed the lives of 8 students and 2 teachers, and wounded 13 others. As the NRA continues to double down on it's anti-gun control stance, the boys ask the question: "what will it take?" for people to wake up and find even the smallest amount of empathy for fellow human beings who are literally being slaughtered. The boys reminisce on some of the mass shootings in recent history and lambast the more ridiculous reactions to them as they fight to keep the conversation of a better humanity in the forefront of the public mind.
The boys dedicate this episode to the #FBR Follow Back Resistance movement on social media by giving some shout outs to supporters and allowing their comments and questions to direct the show. The boys bring a reality check to the recent Jerusalem embassy dedication and call out Robert Jeffress, a Dallas clergyman, for showmanship and a heavy promotion of the otherwise immoral Donald Trump. The boys give their take on why the FBR movement is and what it must continue to be in order to make America great for everyone.
In this episode the boys dedicate nearly the entire show to talking about millennial conservative commentator and show host Tomi Lahren, who has McLuvin' convinced her heart has simply withered. The boys consider several of her rants and comments and compare those with opposing rhetoric only to find Tomi often uneducated and more importantly unaware of history, including her own. As usual since McLuvin' spends his time watching Gilmore Girls re-runs rather than skimming FOX News or CNN, Rico has to bring him up to speed on Tomi's latest exploits and those in opposition, such as Trevor Noah and Hasan Piker.
In this episode the boys learn of an assault that happened months ago at the notorious Charlottesville white supremacist rallies and how with the aid of social media and circulating video, private citizens peacefully worked together to bring the offenders to justice. The boys talk about how law enforcement is behind the times in their use of technology to solve similar violent crimes and the episode ends with an overall discussion on symbolism and revisionism as it relates to history and racism, arguing that some symbols are forever tainted and those who argue against their burial are the greatest hindrance to making America great...for everybody.
In this episode the boys consider the recent 2018 NRA (National Rifle Association) Convention, held in Dallas. A receipt from a restaurant called Ellen's surfaced all over social media, including the NRA's own Twitter account. The restaurant, who pledged to donate a portion of their profits from the days of the convention to the cause of safer gun regulations, became the target of the NRA, who apparently doctored a part of the receipt which also claimed support for the second amendment. The boys examine this and conclude it to be a show of true colors as the NRA showed itself unwilling to bend even in the slightest, concerning gun regulations. Additionally, the boys dissect a recent Newsweek article that featured an ex-military agent who claims there is no such thing as a good guy with a gun. The boys talk about the difference in temperaments between those who have been screened and trained to kill vs. the average civilian. Throughout the episode the boys analyze some of the recent comments by Donald Trump on various issues, only to expose a high percentage of lying.
In this episode the boys are completely dumbfounded. Apparently there is a movement of men who call themselves "Men Going Their Own Way," or MGTOW (secret handshake or butt slap presently unknown), who did one too many creepy things on a date with a girl. Heartbroken, they swore off women, marriage, procreation and of course gainful income (somehow related?). It takes a big heartbroken man to cry, and an even bigger man to laugh at that man. McLuvin & Rico are those men, dedicating a whole episode to ridicule the stupidity of a movement, that, if successful, would effectively eliminate the human race. Oh, and they rip on Toys R Us for blaming Millennials for sending them into bankruptcy.
In this episode the boys breakdown the 2018 NFL draft and lament on why the Cleveland Browns are the Cleveland Browns, with yet another soon to be failed QB pick in Baker Mayfield. McLuvin' rants about the Browns quarterback situation over the past 17 years and how much of an epic failure it's been while Rico defends the Browns' "weapons" as reason for bailing on the Miami Dolphins to become a fan. The boys then argue baseball, but finally settle on why the 2001 Miami Hurricanes are the greatest of all time and how Mark Richt better have a plan to return swagger to the U or else he can expect a fully functioning firericht.com to be launched.
In this episode the boys enjoy a hearty chuckle over the blatant hypocrisy of Donald Trump, Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee and others who chastised comedian Michelle Wolf's stand up performance at the recent White House Correspondents Dinner. Comparing Wolf's presentation with the well-documented decades of Trump vulgarities, the boys cry "fraud" on those who preach morality and also vigilantly defend this President.
In this episode McLuvin rants about how the United States of America has now become the United States of Amazon. The boys make from of Amazon's Dash Buttons and question the sanity of someone who has one just for Red Bull. Rico makes the argument for convenience and the boys debate on the state of customer service in business in 2018.
In this episode the boys talk about everything that's wrong with mankind in general, basically surmising that people ruin everything. A most uplifting episode, the boys focus on how people ruin natural beauty, natural resources, natural talent, natural design and many other wonders of nature. Not to be completely condescending the boys ultimately offer up a challenge to actually give a darn and stop living like the world is like a disposable diaper.
In this episode the Quarterbacks examine another fine piece courtesy of The Federalist (sarcasm intended) where one aspiring author has a brilliant idea for America: a divorce. As the boys ridicule the stupidity of division and secession in the name of gun rights, a reminder of alternate working solutions is offered in order for the boys to heal the marriage of Right and Left. Appealing to fine examples of marriage, such as Republican Kim Davis, the boys prove that this is a marriage that can work. As usual the boys have a look into Donald's World, only to discover his tweets are about to start a war with Russia. Finally, McLuvin' gets on one of his usual rants, complaining about the fact that water in liquid form is exempt from sales tax, but freeze it and all bets are off.
In this episode the boys talk about sex and the progression of culture. McLuvin’ confesses his guilty middle school pleasure of Color Me Badd and Rico quickly ruins the 80s and 90s “Game” by sharing of the present sex culture of high school and college students. The boys challenge the prevailing norms and discuss topics such as censorship of sexual imagery, discuss how to parent the next generation in a culture like the present and plead with guys and girls to hold on to the last shred of self-respect they can muster rather than succumb to Panama City Spring Break life.
In this episode the boys share their memories of where they were when 9/11 happened, reminiscing that America had several weeks of perceived unity as a nation, only to be forgotten as the rhetoric of media, most notably talk radio, began the rapid process of polarization that we now experience. As America forgot the lesson it learned, the boys are optimistic that in the present day of social media where everyone has a platform to express their opinions, Parkland is not going away. #BoycottNRA is a movement on social media that is forcing companies to cut ties with the NRA and the boys discuss whether or not boycotts themselves are a good thing, ultimately celebrating the fact that in it’s remembrance of recent events, America might finally be learning it’s lesson.
In this episode McLuvin’ takes his usual underhanded opportunity to launch into the University of Miami Athletic Dept. for it’s pathetic March Madness showing, complete with disrespect to Loyola University. The conversation continues with an examination of the stupidity of Dolphins offseason, while McLuvin’ tells Rico why the Patriots need not be worried, positing that the New England Patriots make players and players don’t make the Patriots. On a more serious sports note, the boys examine recent comments from Shaquille O’Neill concerning gun control solutions, giving Shaq the business for his biased shortsightedness. No one is safe in this episode as the agenda of the conservative extreme right is examined, comparing their lax stance on gun control vs. their militant stance on abortion, the boys considering the quote: “Republicans only care about life from conception to birth.” The boys delve even deeper into hot water as they examine the true beliefs of the founding fathers, exposing the benefits of a state separated in it’s oversight from religion. The show closes out with an examination of 1994’s Defense of Marriage Act with a heated debate on marriage issues in general.
In this episode McLuvin' finally hijacks the show long enough to have his disgruntled University of Miami fandom voice heard: fire Mark Richt, all the while arguing the U has spent 15 years piddling around in their own pride refusing to hire the best recruiter they've ever had and the one coach who could have turned the 2000s into a dynasty: Butch Davis. After McLuvin' calms down the boys issue a public service announcement: you can't pay your taxes on iTunes gift cards, then Rico takes the conversation more rational, cracking on Betsy DeVos' visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, only to shun the students in favor of meetings with administrators, ultimately facing the reality that the public has long cried out: politicians are not regarded as celebrities by the public.
In this episode Uncle Rico does his best to make the boys the next target of Kim Jong Un, Rico & McLuvin' encourage all teams to follow UCF's lead by commemorating non-championships with a license plate, and the boys call out the Florida House of Representatives for failing to act on the Senate's gun control measures all the while unanimously passing a bill to approve a UCF commemorate championship license plate. The boys extend an invitation to Delta Air Lines to ditch Georgia and their NRA pawn governor Nathan Deal and come to Florida if they want tax relief, and they close out the show by calling out the stupidity of Stanford University students who protested Apple's failure to prevent iPhone addiction by...putting down their phones.
In this episode the boys continue to talk Parkland, Florida and gun control, moving into some very practical solutions for how to curb the present culture of militaristic Rambos who feel the need to own assault rifles and the gun shows, sporting goods retailers and gun shops that help them do it. The boys examine the use of amnesty buybacks in other nations, the various ways permits for gun ownership are granted in the rest of the developed world and the present effect of lobbyists, mental health and culture on the discussion.
The boys take a somber tone in this episode as they hold Parkland, Florida in view and the tragic events of the week. While accusations are flying in the media of hijacking the story for political agenda, the boys argue for why it is important to speak out now on the events. Not to add to the noise, however, the boys point toward some drastic changes needed to bring peace to society, contra Tomi Lahren and Marco Rubio. Pragmatically, the boys take cues from other nations who seem to be getting this right including a diatribe from McLuvin' on why the State of Israel is getting it right, ultimately concluding with a plan of action to end tragedies like this in America for good.
In this episode the boys welcome law enforcement to the banter. A former U.S. Border Patrol Agent stationed in Laredo, TX, Funky (as they affectionately refer to him) Medina joins McLuvin' and Uncle Rico to solve the world's problems as usual, starting with the infamous Trump Mexican Wall. While that plan seems to have failed, the boys have a real conversation with a former eyewitness on the ground who has a few ideas of his own on a) what the real problems of immigration are and b) plausible ways the problems can be solved.
In this episode the boys welcome Scuba Steve (aka Mini Mike Tyson) to banter as they pretend to know how to fix Baltimore, ultimately surmising that, a la Billy Joel, they didn't start the fire. Moving from the seriousness of social dysfunction without any regard for emotion in typical fashion, Rico, McLuvin' and sidekick Steve launch into a diatribe on Crock-pots, only to, out of boredom of kitchen appliance talk, conclude the show with pro sports trade speculation.
In this episode the Quarterbacks get political. Uncle Rico edumacates McLuvin’ on what DACA is and McLuvin’ once again calls Rico out as being an “undercover” Cuban of convenience. McLuvin’ defends Haiti, Rico pronounces some other countries’ names wrong, and both give the Commander in Chief a good old fashion talking to on how to respect the very hard working people who deserve our help as fellow human beings. McLuvin’ gets off on a tangent and starts ranting on social media (again) but Rico comes to his aid with a defense of real communication in contrast to virtual. The boys close reminiscing about stupid things they did as kids and bow out to the ultimate stupidity: eating Tide detergent pods, the latest teenage trend.
In this episode Uncle Rico and McLuvin’ put the SHAM in Seth Wickersham, paying homage to the mysteriousness of the Hoodie himself. McLuvin’ shamelessly begs his OC and DC to stay in New England while Rico schools LaVar Ball on how to run his F rated Big Baller Brand, all the while calling fool on any who purchase his $60 baseball caps. McLuvin’ finds the courage he never had in high school to make fun of slide flip flops worn with high socks and the boys launch their much anticipated overpriced clothing line. The boys trash the concept of social media, McLuvin’ explains how Rico uses his Cuban heritage to his convenience and the boys end with some helpful instruction on some universal rules of what not to say…ever.
In this episode Uncle Rico and McLuvin’ add their 2 cents on why the NFL’s TV ratings are down, why they’d like to see LaVar Ball face Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick face Mike Pence in a re-launch of Celebrity Death Match, how World War III will start on Twitter and only Pat Sajak can stop it, why the MLS should award 15 points for goals and/or implement a system where goals from longer distances count for more, how the NFL’s affair with Verizon ruined Sunday football viewing, and how Dan LeBatard should be congratulated for sticking it to Rob Manfred. The boys pay homage to the Orange Bowl and call out the stupidity of building Marlins Park on top of it’s old footprint and make the case that Bobby Bonilla should be consulted for all your financial decisions. As usual, the boys rant in the name of representing the common folk and if you dare disagree the Quarterbacks are ready and eager to put you in your place.
In this episode McLuvin' & Rico talk about how Rico would have won states if the coach had only put him in the game, how UCF is good but not that good, why Mark Richt owes McLuvin' gas money, Rico's best impression of a good ol' Gators fan, how Lavar Ball is going to make young athletes stupid, why McLuvin' loves the Patriots, what's wrong with the cost of sports tickets, and as always how much they hate Ohio State.