Adam opens up talking about being a trucker, and the various songs and movies based on that lifestyle. He wonders why people get excited about Tom Selleck Made-For-TV movies, when there are 'real movies' one or two channels over. He recalls a recent experience with Donny and Sandy Ganz, watching Walker Texas Ranger on TV. Haley Joel Osment and Mackenzie Phillips were both guest stars, and Adam can't believe the episodes made it to air. There's also some talk about racist backing music on the show, and Bald Bryan gushes about The Expendables.
Adam has a manuscript of his book with him, and he and Teresa start talking about the dedication pages. Adam doesn't understand why you have to thank people who are just doing their normal job, and wants to limit the amount of people he references. He talks about how some TV shows have tons of producers, and how this inflated number diminishes from the people who actually contribute to the show. Teresa, on the other hand, thanked tons of people in her book, however she recently removed her Dad from the list. She talks about the recent loan she co-signed with him, and the foreclosure that is now plaguing her credit. Adam rants about the non-responsibility of some people, and suggests their dads should have a 'financial tard off'.
In the news, Dr. Laura is involved in a racial slur scandal after saying the N-word a reported 11 times during a listener call. They listen to the clip, as well as her follow up clip on Larry King suggesting that she is not renewing her radio contract when it's up at the end of the year so she can preserve her first amendment rights to say what she wants. Adam talks about the 'witch hunt for racists' in our country, but also doesn't understand why people listen to her show anyway. In other news, Tersesa brings up Blagojevich being found guilty of one felony offense.
Joel Stein enters the studio, immediately remarking on the condition of Adam's garage, which Adam explains is being renovated for a TV show. Joel is actually writing a book about how to be a man, so he can pass the knowledge onto his son. Since undergoing this project, he has done everything from UFC fighting, to firefighting, to hunting, and more. Joel talks about being trained to kickbox by Randy Couture, and also recalls with Adam a controversial boxing match he once attended. He also asks Adam to teach him about cars, and Adam spends a long time explaining how cars work, and what makes them so appealing.
Jumping back into the news, a South Carolina woman killed both of her kids, then faked a car crash to blame it on. Joel is fascinated by Teresa's selection of the story, and wonders if she feels better reading about bad parenting since she is currently raising a son. Teresa also talks about new developments in understanding Lou Gehrig disease, and Adam goes into a long rant about playing football and having your bell rung. He talks more about the 'sports mentality,' and how some people are 'used to dudes telling you how to do shit.' He wraps up the show talking about how his own son is a puss, and feels the need to teach him how to be a man.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Production Engineer: Logan Moy
Search: Katie Levine
Build and Edit: Chris Laxamana
Phones: Brian Meyer
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler