The Time Has Come!

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

Episode 040: Changing Seasons- A Look Back

The Time Has Come turns 40…episodes long. Winter gives way to spring and Josh and Keith look back at a season’s full of episodes and explore the topics of the last few months for stories we didn’t get around to telling.

In this episode: Church ladies vs. Keith’s foam rubber vegetables. Learn the secret origin of the dial-up internet’s very first “Catfish.” The never-ending game of GAUNTLET that won back Keith’s honor from a kid who beat him up.  Josh and Keith’s magical video store, and History’s Greatest Villain: a long ago boy named Tony. The snowy day when all of America mourned the Space Shuttle– all save two little boys who would grow up to be podcasters. Josh’s incomprehensible rival and the time Keith kicked a strange child in the ass in a toy store.  And much, much more. BABIES AND TURTLES.

A lot of ground is covered and recovered in this, the 40th episode of THE TIME HAS COME.

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Episode 039: Pope Cake! A Celebration of Birthdays

A special The Time Has Come podcast, taped live before a studio audience. If one define’s “studio” as “Josh’s dining room.”

Super-fans and super-friends Rich Johnson and Gordon LeVasseur sit in on this week’s podcast, taped directly from the cake-eating at the mini-surprise birthday party thrown for your Pope of Anubis (TM), Keith Field.

In this episode: Keith’s cake becomes his child. Who he eats a lot of. Birthdays present and past; Keith’s young career as a would-be villain of birthday exclusion, and Josh’s shameful long history of abusing clowns. Also! Keith’s “Sweet 16.” Celebrate with us, as Keith enters a brave new decade. Birthday spankings for everyone.

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Episode 038: Let’s All Go to the Lobby To Get Ourselves a Treat

Keith has close encounters of the dork kind at a gaming shop and is three times rejected by the nerdiest of all nerds. Exploding nazi balloons.  The strange and terrible saga of the most wretched hive of villainy and scum this side of the Mos Eisley cantina: The Hometown Buffet and the worst/best wedding ever. One legged Irish tenors. Butter loving trolls! All this and more in only the preamble of this week’s podcast.

Then Josh and Keith talk about movies; going to the movies, what the act and ritual means and has meant through the years.  The time has come for you to listen in once more!

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Episode 037: Boffer Swords and Broken Dreams

A panorama of love-filled magic for your ears and heart: Learn the three magic words crazy Grandma Field once scrawled across an official paper that changed the world of media as we know it. Discover Keith’s history as an avant garde artist. Keith and Josh explore the strange reality-bending power the podcast has seemed to evidence and it culminates in long-dead serial killers and real life comic book villains meeting and joining forces.

THEN! The true and extended story of love and squalor that is the boys’ storied history with Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing.) Follow it from its humble, pre-internet beginnings to its terrible and muddy end, in duct tape and tears.

And along the way, learn a little bit about love, life, and humanity. And how Keith once slept the night in a car with a farting stranger.  All this and so much more, in an episode we can only call: “Of Boffer Swords and Broken Dreams.”

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BONUS CONTENT: Josh Live in Hartford

Special Bonus: Josh appeared as a featured storyteller at a Connecticut version of THE MOTH RADIO HOUR (kinda; it was an NPR event, but the actual MOTH people turned out to be dicks. So they inserted a “u” in and made it their own.
From Josh’s site:

Being February and close to Valentine’s day, the organizing theme for this, the inaugural kick-off of “The MOuTH” in Hartford, Connecticut, at the amazing Twain House and Museum auditorium, was “stories about love.”

I told the best story about love I know. I hope you all enjoy it.

What you need to know going in: For the first 30 seconds, I make reference to a quotation that was carved into the wall behind me, as a kind of  communication to the audience of “Hey, don’t worry– I’m quick on my feet; look, this observation could not have been pre-planned, so relax a little, secure in the knowledge that the guy with the mic is going to be funny and listen-able to.” The quotation is “There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.” But there’s an accidental line through an S in “Persuasive.”