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If you don’t take the title too literally, you’ll have a great time listening to this episode of Joel Radio. The title is a reference to co-host John Tenney’s evaluation of the show – mid-show! Firstly, regular co-host Corey checks in from his cross-country road trip, eating his way out to the West coast. Find out why he’s doing such a thing, why he’s taking forever to do it, and what old show favorite is along for the ride. Back in-studio, the guys’ guest is the fabulous Janet, a “relationship expert”, blogger, and all-around good time who shares her advice for singles as well as stories from her own dating life. Find out about Janet’s “thing for comedians”, how she almost banged Daniel Tosh, why hot tubs aren’t sexy and why guys shouldn’t sing karaoke. The karaoke theory though, is nearly instantaneously destroyed by John and Joel’s amazing rendition of a Prince classic, one that is sure melt the hearts and moisten the panties of anyone who hears it. Plus, Tenney’s pains are spreading, Joel murders a Woody Allen classic, Harry checks in from The Twilight Zone, and John’s parents are the best radio guests ever – just never have them back. Listen to this one late and drunk, ’cause that’s how it was made.
Enjoy this collage of images in place of pictures of the beautiful Janet that Joel forgot to take (’cause he was too drunk)
In what has become the Super Bowl of the Joel Radio podcast, Joel and Corey pick the the 2012 Assholes of the Year. The AOTY is not merely an award for doing something bad – it an award for excellence hypocrisy, deception, duplicity, meanness and a failing to do what is right. In some cases, these folks are respected and revered by the public, but Joel and Corey lift the veil of phoniness to let you see the real jerk-offs inside. There’s some real doozeys this year too, including shady CEOs, insidious political hacks, sinister celebrities and other people we can all agree really suck. Then there’s those you might think are alright, but they’re not! Some of the world’s biggest do-gooders are just as phony and wicked as the rest of the dickheads on this list, so be prepared to be outraged – or you just might agree! Either way, this is a 2+ hour tour-de-force podcast filled with the funniest, most vitriolic humor you’ve ever heard. It’s sure to get you in the Holiday spirit – especially if you hate the holidays.
So many qualified choices for 2012! Who will it be?
Harry Artin (or whatever he’s calling himself these days) ruined this episode of Joel Radio. He wasn’t alone in this, as Corey Hall wasn’t there – his reason should make for a funny story whenever we get it – but most of the blame goes to Joel himself. Joel believed he could center the show around Harry’s hard luck stories of show business failure. He was doing pretty good with this theory until Harry got a phone call (apparently from a big-deal connection to his newest endeavor), got up and left the studio! Despite his saying it would be five minutes, Harry never returned! And Corey, who promised a review of the new Spider-Man movie, never checked in on the phone! Joel was left all alone, not having prepared for a solo show. Still, Joel got to do his top movies of 2012 (so far), gave a review to the surprisingly funny Ted, ran down a list of what worked in recent TV, and generally acted confused, unprepared and irritated. Still, some of you may be happy that you got less Harry than was planned! So to you guys, you’re welcome – and to everyone else – we’re sorry. We’re really, really sorry.
In the spirit of the season, Joel Radio proudly welcomes back it’s resident Grinch in the form of movie critic and comedian Corey Hall. Corey was inspired by Joel’s list of “Biggest Assholes of 2009″ from a few weeks back, and has come to announce his own list. It’s quite a list, too, as Corey’s got plenty of venom for crooked politicians, sleazy bankers, and humorless comics. And Corey’s GF can be happy, as there’s more than one philanderer on the list – family values are alive in 2009! Also, Joel and Corey’s list of best and worst films of 2009, including discussions of Avatar, Up In The Air, the glut of animated fare, and much more. Plus, find out why Joel’s list of a-holes almost got amended to include last year’s YouTube phenomenon, and it’s not Susan Boyle (or her mustache).
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Due to stand-up related travels, there won’t be a new Joel Radio posted this week. However, there is something cool you can listen to, and that is John Tenney’s podcast The Oddist. John’s got an interview with myself and Harry Artin Berbarian on his most recent show. It’s really funny too, with talk of conspiracies, UFOs, online dating and toothless squirrels. Here’s a direct link, with Harry and I coming in at the 42:00 minute mark. John was always a great guest on Corey and Joel Radio, so give him the ol’ reacharound and listen to The Oddist – you won’t regret it.
A long-time friend and collaborator, comedian Steve Brewer makes his Joel Radio debut. And it’s a good week for it, too, as director Roman Polanski went and got himself arrested in Europe and may have to return to face the music in the US. Even though most of Hollywood wants to forgive him, Joel reiterates the facts of the case and how what Polaski did to a 13-year-old girl can only be described as a “rape, rape” – sorry Whoopi. Also, Steve announces his retirement from The Funhouse, why he won’t work for Psychopathic Records anymore and the challenge in entertaining the Juggalos. Plus, the CBS sitcom debate heats up as a fan agrees with Joel on How I Met Your Mother, while Brewer beds with Corey on The Big Bang Theory. Who’s right, and who’s wrong? Listen and decide.
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Steve, in happier times, at Long John Silver’s
It should have been the greatest day in Corey and Joel Radio history. The guys and an all-star panel of comedians gathered to indulge in the annual Death Pool for 2007. For nearly 80 minutes, barbs and one-liners were exchanged. Death was predicted for America’s famous senior citizens and a good time was had by all. It was so fun the show spilled into a near 30-minute bonus feature, equally funny and engaging. Then tragedy struck. Joel, the show’s techie, made one click too many and the whole thing disappeared into the ether. A recovery was attempted, a file was repaired, yet the damage was too much. The Death Pool as we know it was gone. What was recovered can be heard with this link, but be warned – while it is listenable at times, it’s often less comprehendable than Dick Clark.
As a make-up, the guys put together a replacement show using the pristine bonus feature, with the final four draft rounds, as its core and recorded new wrap-arounds describing the whole fiasco. There’s even a sample of the restored show in there, too, if you want to listen before you try the original. Maybe that’s what you get when you wish death upon people. Maybe Joel’s just an idiot. Maybe a little of both. Get the new show and download the official list below. Also send in your fan Death Pool selections to us here. Just follow these instructions on the forum. Feel free to select Joel in your list.
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What is the Corey and Joel Radio show?
- The show is a comedic talk show. It’s somewhat mean-spirited, but tongue-in-cheek. While the guys bust on everyone imaginable (celebrities, athletes, friends of theirs) they also take time to take shots at each other.
Who are Corey and Joel?
- Corey Hall is a contributing writer for Metro Times Magazine, Detroit’s leading alternative weekly.He reviews movies and interviews celebrities for the paper, and his work appeared in a number of other publications. A stand up veteran, Corey also performs at comedy clubs around the Midwest. Joel Fragomeni is a stand-up comedian who performs over 200 shows a year, in clubs all over the USA and Canada. He has performed with such comedy luminaries as Lewis Black, Greg Giraldo and Bobby Slayton. He is also the regular host of Michigan’s longest-running open mike comedy show every Thursday at Club Bart in Ferndale, MI. Joel is also famous for hosting the “Gathering of the Juggalos” every summer, as his alter-ego, the hilarious Upchuck the Clown. The annual Insane Clown Posse fan convention and festival draws tens of thousands of fans from all over the world.
How can I get the show?
- You can listen to the show with the built-in player on the main page of this site (this requires the flash plug-in). Just click on the little “play” button, and the most recent show should start to play, within a few seconds (this depends on the speed of your connection). A playlist will also be displayed and you can scroll through and select any of the past shows, or use the “fast forward/backward” buttons to select other shows. If you like the show you’re listening to, you can right click on the player and choose “save this song” and the player will save the show to your desktop!
As convenient as the player is, it is actually recommended that you download the files directly. This way you can save the files, burn them to a CD, listen later, etc. There’s links to download the files with each new entry on the main page of the site. Just click on the files to download (right click and “save as” in IE), and save them to your hard drive. The files will open with any software MP3 player like iTunes, the Windows Media Player, or Winamp.
You can also stream the show at www.podcastalley.com by clicking on “Podcast Player” on the show’s page listed here. You can also play the show online at Podcast.net, with a similar player.
How often is the show produced?
- There’s a new show posted once or twice a week, depending on the hosts’ schedules. One week three shows got posted. Who knows how many they’ll do?
Do I need an iPod to listen to the show?
- Not at all. Term “podcast” was invented by Adam Curry, the ex-MTV veejay, as a way to define downloadable radio content to a portable player, ie an iPod. Of course, You don’t need an iPod to play the show, just follow the directions above to listen on your computer. You can also burn the shows to an audio CD and listen in your car or wherever. The Windows Media Player and Nero will do a nice job here. Corey and Joel actually hate the term “podcast” because it is both exclusionary and inaccurate. They like to think of it as a downloadable radio show, hence the name.
How do I subscribe to the show?
- There’s something called a podcast “aggregator” which is a piece of software that automatically will check for new episodes of the show and download them for you. iPodder, jPodder, HappyFish and iPodderX (For the Mac) are some popular aggregators. The software will also automatically put the shows on a portable player (like the iPod) so you can take it with you.
What is the RSS 2.0 feed?
- This is a file (sometimes referred to as the XML file or “feed”) that the aggregators use to download the show. It contains information about the MP3 files and the descriptions of the show. For The Corey and Joel Radio Show the file is http://www.coreyandjoelradio.com/index.xml. Just plug that URL into your aggregator to subscribe. This file is also used by the podcast index sites like Podcast Alley and podcast.net, to get the info on the show.
Why do you tell people to vote for the show on Podcast Alley?
- Corey and Joel tell people to vote on Podcast Alley because it increases the visibility of the show. Podcast Alley ranks the shows based on the number of votes each show receives. The shows are then ranked and listed based on these votes. Of course, the higher on the list, the more likely new visitors to the site will check out your show. It doesn’t mean the higher ranked shows are better, only that more people have voiced their opinion that they enjoy the show. To vote for the Corey and Joel Radio Show follow this link and then click on “vote now”. You’ll have to be registered to the site or give a valid email address to vote. You can vote once each month so feel free to vote and vote often!
What’s with the Toffifay?
- Corey often brings in various snacks and stuff during the show (he’s fat), and one day he brought in some Toffifay candy. Joel thought it was really funny because Toffifay is sort of an old-man candy that you never hear about anymore. They also had that annoying jingle back in the early 80s – “Toffifay it’s too good for kids!”, which is a really bad way to market candy, if you think about it. Corey also said he had to go to some out-of-the-way store to get the Toffifay, because nobody carries it anymore. After sampling the candy for the first time in a while, Joel agreed that Toffifay was an overlooked gem of treat and the guys started eating it and singing its praises on every show. The angry emails from fans started almost immediately.
Is the show really dirty?
- Not really. While there are no restrictions on this type of show as far as content, Corey and Joel are aware that some people listen to the show at work, or around their kids. They also know that someone may want to sponsor the show at some point, or offer the guys a spot on a regular broadcast radio station, where they wouldn’t be able to talk dirty. Therefore, there is a real effort not to swear, although show #8 went a long way to break that rule.
What’s with the Queensryche?
- Queensryche are a hair metal band who had their greatest success in the 1980s and early 90s. Neither Corey or Joel is a fan (although Joel attended a concert once, he was stoned), but the band’s biggest fan is friend of the show and guest PJ Butland. PJ called Corey’s voicemail after the first show to complain about the amount of racial content in the show. Corey and Joel were a bit shocked to hear that anyone listened to the show, so they tried to placate their only fan by playing snippets of Queensryche every time either one said something offensive. This started on show #2 and there was much ‘Ryche played ever since. It worked so well, that by the time that PJ was the guest on show #8, he was so relaxed that he was completely racist and offensive, just like the hosts.
How can I get a hold of the guys?
- You can email the show at email@example.com. Send us compliments, insults, show ideas, porn links, whatever. If you’re email is funny or interesting we may even read it on the air. Right now, we don’t have a voicemail or phone line, but that may be added in the future.