The Time Has Come!

Discussions of life and such from lifelong friends. And such.

Episode 036: Howdy, Neighbor!

Josh and Keith talk about the history of moving; what is is to shift from house to house growing up and the attendant excitement, fear, wonder– and, all too often, horror that new spaces bring.

But before that, there’s Oscars and celebrity culture, there’s the stunning reveal of Keith’s utopian form of polygamy he plans in his head for his ideal future life (it involves cages and, at one point in time, it involved star of stage and screen Mecedes Ruehl) and a host of other things.

This episode: Swim in the deeper waters of Keith’s not-cute-crazy-but-CRAZY-crazy grandmother as he takes you on  a journey that begins by living in her house and finds its way back, the wiffleball-bat beatings he endured at the hands of the local children when he went out to play and of a sinister pack of hillbilly villains who were led by a charismatic bearded lady whose will to power and control made her a dark force in Keith’s life, and how it led to the worst $175 he ever earned.

Josh tells stories of moves that were both ill advised and magical and the secret origin of his scarred hand.

A fine time for all.
(Note: This episode clocks in at over 3 hours. In editing it, it became impossible to open and merge the “Walrus and Carpenter” theme song that you have grown accustomed to hearing, so it begins with more of a “cold open.”) 

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Episode 035: Embargoed!

a note from Josh: 

So here’s the thing: The podcast is a kind of ongoing experiment, right? Conversations, stories, views and back and forths between two friends with a shared interest base and history, a deep and abiding friendship and love for one another, but differing perspectives. And all of this, combining to form these documents and “pieces” that  entertain you on your way to work or wherever it is you listen.

BUT! Sometimes things go in directions we, as a team, are unsure of. Last night was such a night. We did one of two things, Time-Has-Come-Listener:

We either made the best podcast we’ve ever done, perhaps that ANYONE has ever done;  one that will, in the pale and sober light of History itself come to be seen as an uproariously hilarious, no-holds-barred explosion of amazingness where the unsayable found a way to be said, like bending iron bars into impossible shapes and we elevated the idea of tackling controversial subjects without a backward glance, using only Honesty as our guide, regardless of what dark and wondrous caverns it might bring us….

Or we birthed a monstrous and unspeakable audio document that could conceivably see Keith tried for war-crimes in the Hague and one that would cause most of our listeners to curse both our names for the rest of time.

Ultimately, we cannot say which of these things is true. Maybe both.

But this is our decision, for now. For now, we’re embargoing this episode. We’re going to figure out what to do with it, but the risks are too great, the stakes too high. This one, perhaps, is too dangerous for your gentle ears.

But then again, perhaps not. Maybe there will be a way, in the future, for you to get it. We’re just not sure right now.

SO! Here’s the plan. Keith and I are going to record again tonight and put up a different episode tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on how, or even if, you might be able to get Episode 035 in the future.

Episode 034: To Talk of Other Things. Also Field Trips.

You’ve heard our opening theme song. “The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of other things– of shoes and ships and sealing wax; of cabbages and kings!”

Well, that’s kind of where this episode ended up going. We went in with the idea of talking about field trips or road trips, but took several detours along the way. First off, Keith’s papacy continues on and he lacks the fezes (fezii? Multiple instances of a fez) sent in tribute to him as per his demands.  There’s a lot of talk of DIE HARD and what makes DIE HARD feel like DIE HARD and what doesn’t. You will learn the dread secrets of the Real-Life-Baby-Doll-enthusiasts. You will come to know of a boy named Herman who was not actually named Herman.  You will experience the raw and powerful hate a young (and apparently, still, an older) Keith Field felt for a group of schoolmates he referred to only as “The Bibliophiles.”

Also, somewhere in there: Field Trips.

Enjoy!

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Episode 033: A Winter’s Tale of Snow and Popes

In a world blanketed by snow and confusion, the Pope abandons his post, leaving doubt and an uncertain future on the horizon. One man rises up to claim what has always been his destiny: Your new Pope, Keith Field. It’s a different kind of papacy.

In this episode, Josh and Keith talk about snow, snow days, winter’s chill and the frigid wastelands of South Dakota and their shadowy pizza franchise/Book-of-Revelations Ministry combination enterprises and Keith’s mad plans and pontifications for a bold new style of pontiff.

Apologies to Turkey.

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Episode 032: Talkin’ Bout Funnybooks

Like Paul McCartney and Wings once sung:

“Magneto said “Now The Time Has Come
To gather our forces and run!!!”
Oh no . . . . . .
This can’t be so . . . . . .”

But it is so. Josh and Keith talk comic books: What drew them into the world of collecting them, the universes they represented, and what that world and those universes meant.  Also: The boys get OWS on Richie Rich,  Josh SHAMES himself (and the Shaolin Temple) by forgetting Captain America’s secret identity, the SECRET ORIGIN of his ancestral love of superheroes, Keith’s discovery of bootleg Jessica Rabbit German pornography at a comic book convention, and the best hero you never heard of.  And his girlfriend named Bernie.

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