Joel Radio #271: The New Radicals

On this show Joel follows up on the problems distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, and why it’s important to figure how to get it right now instead of later. He also talks about the folks that stormed the Capitol Building in D.C. and why you should figure out what your Mom, Dad and Uncles are up to on the internet. There’s a grim reality to the show’s open, but it lightens up as Layla joins Joel to discuss some of the Oscar season films like the excellent Promising Young Woman, Herself, Sound of Metal and more. Hear Layla try to describe the plot of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – it’s hilarious! Plus the good documentaries Tread, Wild Card, Time and much more.

Thought it was better to post the band from Ma Rainey rather than those idiots from the Capitol – Joel

Joel Radio #268: How To With Joel and Jason

After eight long months away, Jason Fylan-Mares returns to the show for the first time since Movie Mania 2020. Jason’s stayed busy producing his own comedy shows, performing, and doing something Joel has not dared to – going to the movies! Joel details how he voted this year, going against long-standing convictions with a specific goal in mind. He also skips tons of stuff on the ballot, too! Find out which races he can’t be bothered with and why the American Solidarity Party will have to wait another four years to (possibly) get Joel’s vote. Plus, tons of TV reviews, including the brilliant How To with John Wilson, Soulmates, The Undoing, the finale of Lovecraft Country, the very funny Intelligence, and the completely bizarre advertainment of John Bronco on Hulu. At the movies, Jason takes in Tenet, Joel says to skip Bill Murray’s On The Rocks, and The Opening Act is very true to the life of a stand-up comedian but still isn’t very good.

Hey Sofia Coppola! I fixed the title of your new movie – Joel

Joel Radio #266: Wanna Buy a Watch?

Podcaster and (retired) comedian Ted Moss, returns to the studio to tell Joel about how lockdown has been treating him and not unlike Joel it’s been challenging. Both guys talk renovating their kitchen with limited funds and Ted’s clever scheme that may or may not work. Joel bemoans the government’s response to comedy clubs closing, his own unemployment situation and why most “solutions” do nothing to combat the virus. Plus, more love for Fargo, Ted loves Catastrophe, Class Action Park is as crazy as it sounds, Seth Rogen makes the worst movie of the year, and why Joel and Ted should just start a band already.

That picture isn’t Ted, but you get the idea

Joel Radio #265: The One-Way Aisle of Life

Joel returns with comedian Bill Hildebrandt in studio. Bill details his first comedy gig in months – outside no less – and how he’s dealing with COVID-19 by going the right way down the aisle at the supermarket, even if it feels wrong. Joel and Bill talk going to Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and why you should go there, too. Joel reviews Irresistible, Palm Springs, Host, and I Used To Go Here. One of those is really good! Plus, more memories of Corey Hall and a special, never-before-heard bonus segment where Corey interviewed the great George Carlin back in 2004.

Bill’s right. This is lame and protects on one.

Joel Radio #263: Be Our Buddy

It’s another week of lockdown and Joel has watched a million different movies and TV shows and checks in with reviews. Actually, there some things even he, or phone-in guest Corey Hall, refuse to watch, including a new David Spade film on Netflix that looks like the worst thing ever. He’s pushing sixty years old, and Spade still hes acting like a teenager, being too good for the 20-years-his-junior woman that is by any standard attractive. Speaking of attractiveness, Joel details the real crime being done to actresses in Dead To Me Season 2 , and he knows he sounds like a dick doing it. Also, girlfriend Layla, sits in to review Upload, Magic For Humans, Normal People, Hollywood, a belated watch of The Morning Show, and much more. Plus, movie reviews of an 80s classic no one wanted, and the incredible My Dad Is a Heel Wrestler. It’s the best! Plus, Joel talks on Zoom here and here. How’s his background?

Before he was a “Heel Wrestler” Tanahashi was Joel’s friend. Photo by Corey!

Joel Radio #262: Everybody’s Guessing

The world is so weird right now, and as a guy who likes to tell the truth Joel is here to say nobody knows anything. Not the doctors, the scientists, especially not the politicians. Everybody’s guessing, and Joel is, too. He chats with comedian Kevin Kramis who “won” the right to mow his, and other’s, lawns. Kevin says why he stopped live streaming comedy, how he’s being taken care by unemployment and his new hobby to fill the time. Later, girlfriend and viewing companion, Layla joins Corey Hall and Joel to discuss good the things to watch during the lockdown, which may include, Bad Education on HBO, My Spy, Banana Split, Little Fires Everywhere, After Life, Fleabag and more. It’s getting so bad – Corey actually enjoyed Little Caesar’s Pizza. Let’s all pray for this to end.

Somebody make a chart showing how charts are way up in 2020