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Category Archives: Episodes 021-030
Chris and Ally recap the Northern Illinois Annual Geocaching Pig Roast and Picnic. With the grand opening of the first Chicagoland opening of Chik-Fil-A, Chris and Ally discuss the fast food restaurant’s unusual hiring practices, Philip Donald performs, Baba Gonesh Indian Folk Tales, News Balls: How much time and money is wasted by men who don’t ask for directions and a bizarre death for ELO cellist. Finally, remembering the events of 9/11 on the 9th anniversary of the attacks. The show closes with an audio montage of the events that day.
Featured Artist of the Week: Annie Fitzgerald
Chris and Ally unveil their new iPhone show app and demonstrate the bonus feature functionality. Ally shares her tearoom adventure. Chris discusses the need to have the basement studio tested for radon gas after realizing that he spends almost all of his waking time there. Calls from the 312-95-SMORG hotline. Another installment of “Where’s Tisha?”. Baba Gonesh shares a joke. News Balls: A woman’s decomposed body found trapped in her boyfriend’s chimney, a dog gets sick for 3 months after swallowing 12 bras, and a man while waiting for a “ghost train”, gets killed by a real one. This show brought to you by Porky Puffs.
Featured Artist of the Week: Admiral Twin
The SmorgShow Players return to the stage this episode to present the 1944 old-time radio play, “The Sisters”. Mystical Melinda calls in to warn us about the retrograde of the planet Mercury. Baba Gonesh shares one of his favorite bed-time folk tales, and News Balls: Another possible explanation for the continued high unemployment rate; a pig-wrestling match is canceled in Great Falls, Montana; a man is shot in the head but doesn’t notice until five years later, and the corpse of a woman hoarder is finally found beneath a pile of her belongings.
Chris cooks up a pizza in the studio and kicks back after a long and trying week of technical challenges. Chris discusses the saga with installing a new computer and wireless network for his mother. Chris and Ally check in with Peet after shipping a new microphone to him. They would like him to play a character in the upcoming old-time radio drama they are recording and need to get the audio quality up to par. Baba Gonesh is in the studio this week and presents “Comedy Camel”. News Balls: A family sues Wal-Mart after finding a dead mouse in a carton of milk, a man fakes his death to avoid a trial, and an ex-soldier who is jailed for stealing rare falcon eggs.
Featured Artist of the Week: Lisa Bouchelle
Chris and Ally recap their Disney World vacation. Baba joins us by phone to give an update on the action he has had to take with his restaurant as a result of the threatened lawsuit. We then connect with Pete remotely from Cleveland, Finally, another installment of “News Balls”: The toad-licking chef, the JetBlue Airways steward incident, and a dog who chews off owner’s toe to save his life. Chris also talks about future plans for the show including a new SmorgShow Podcast iPhone app.
Featured Artist of the Week: This is the Good Fight
Chris and Ally discuss the creation of their new show logo and ask for audience feedback; Baba Gonesh is in some legal hot water over his new restaurant and he calls in to vent his anger over the situation. Chris and Ally discuss a $69 hot dog on National Hot Dog Day; another installment of the game show “What Did I Say?”, and News Balls: A beer that is served in stuffed animals, a rock concert canceled after the band is pooped on by pigeons, the psychic World Cup Octopus stars in a movie, and a town with a strange name keeps getting their city sign stolen.
Featured Artist of the Week: Cherry Suede
New world records, an exclusive Philip Donald interview and performance, Baba Gonesh Comedy Camel, News Balls: Breakfast falls to 6th most important meal of the day, the Chicken and the Egg mystery is finally solved, a man is trapped by water buffalo head, a New York bakery sells manly cupcakes. Chris and Ally receive their first international phone call.
Featured Artist of the Week: The Maybe Sometimes
Ally explains her adventure to help save a snapping turtle; Baba Gonesh calls in with an update on how he is making changes to address the critical restaurant reviews he received last week; “News Balls”: The new San Francisco ban on pet sales, a psychic octopus predicts World Cup winner, and a man who sets himself on fire after losing a drinking bet.
Featured Artist of the Week: 27 Years
It’s Chris’s 15th wedding anniversary but Kim and Ally are out of town, so Peet comes out from Cleveland and joins Chris for a special SmorgShow Podcast. Chris and Peet discuss how to protect your online reputation; a call to gal pal of 30 years, Kelly and they reminisce about Peet’s summer of hell weekend from 1985; Baba Gonesh joins Chris and Peet and they read not-so-flattering reviews of Baba’s new restaurant; strange news stories of the week including a recent revelation about King Tut and a cannibal prisoner who eats his cell mate.
Featured Artist of the Week: Big Walter Horton
Double Episode: Part 1: Celebrating Dad on Father’s Day, Peet calls in from the duct tape festival, With Chris’s upcoming trip to his nephew’s Christening, he studies up on how to be a good Godfather, SmorgShow Hotline Calls, Baba Gonesh shares a very touching Father’s Day story; Part 2: Classic SmorgShow Rewind: Chris and Dave Live at the Carlisle, originally broadcast on 6-29-84.