Joining Adam and Cousin Sal this week is Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dickie Barrett. Right off the bat, the mood is sour because all their teams lost their games for the day. Adam has to comfort Dickie on the Patriots performance, and compares being a fan for that team to raising your kid with a wacky religion—it should be considered abuse.
Everyone in the group discusses the new film, ‘The Town’. (NOTE: Light spoilers throughout this section of audio). Overall, Adam says he enjoyed the movie but that it sort of coasts towards the end. They also have an in-depth discussion about several of the actors’ performances, and wonder whether this movie puts Ben Affleck ahead of Matt Damon in terms of success.
Dickie cracks a joke about not needing to watch the football games closely in preparation for recording these episodes. Adam takes note and talks with Cousin Sal about the day’s games. They discuss their top three favorite teams, and offer commentary on major players like Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Favre. The conversation then steers towards Beanie Babies, and Adam teases Cousin Sal for his ‘serious investments.’
Adam welcomes 1,000 Ways To Die producer Thom Beers to the show, and talks to him about the premiere of the show’s 3rd season. Since Thom is directly involved with a number of successful shows on Spike TV and Discovery, he and Adam talk about the death of Captain Phil Harris on Deadliest Catch. Thom also talks about his own near death experiences, and goes into more details on how 1,000 Ways To Die is produced.
Adam and Thom then talk about some of the more ridiculous deaths that Thom has researched, and offers a couple teasers for the upcoming season. Thom loves the science of the show, and talks with Adam about everything from the death of Jack Daniel, to the horrifying pain of enduring the Candiru fish. To wrap up the show, Adam and Thom talk about working for Spike TV, and Adam tells an anecdote about interviewing an Ice Road Trucker with a filthy mouth.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler