Episode #63: Lady Wu and Big Babies

27 Jan

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We talk about the true third rail of Denver politics — free trash pick-up — and Rep. Doug Lamborn’s recent big baby antics over Obama’s State of the Union speech. Then, Ru Johnson, Westword hip hop writer and poetic late night Tweeter, joins us to talk about tomorrow’s Lady Wu show (be the first to answer Ru’s Wu-Tang Clan trivia question on our Facebook page and win a guest list spot) and helps tackle the question “What’s wrong with 5 Points?”

Also…love on this:

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Episode #62: Funny Republicans, Trader Joe’s and Corpses

20 Jan

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This week, Vanessa, Ron and Josh push the barriers of bantering. “Are Republicans funny?” Perhaps we’ve beaten the question to death, or perhaps this episode is only Round 3 in a twelve round bout. Highlights include Ron admitting he finds Bob Dole hilarious.

Also, Trader Joe’s is coming! Trader Joe’s is coming! Is this the best thing since Ikea (or H&M, if you ask Vanessa) or does this smell like bad cheese to small businesses, including craft brewers. Help us decide!

And finally, a few words about corpses. We’ll just let you wait and see what smells there.

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Episode #61: Recovering (from war and unfunny politics)

14 Jan

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This week, Vanessa and Josh talk with award-winning journalist Michael de Yoanna about his latest project, and humor (or the lack of it) in politics on the heels of Stephen Colbert launching his presidential exploratory committee and the convening of the Colorado state legislature (#coleg).

Mike corrects our misinformation about his Denver past before sharing some of his adventures cycling 900-plus miles alongside Iraq and Afghanistan vets recovering from mental and physical injuries. The result of all that pedaling is taking shape in Recovering, the first production from Become Films.

Later, everyone wonders if tweeters @MC_GoldenDome and @YO! JBC Raps will make state politics more interesting, or do they risk turning political media coverage into Sports Center? As Slate’s John Dickerson recently noted, politics (especially on the right side of the aisle) is desperately in need of comedy, which has us looking for funny Republicans to invite on the show.

Know any?

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Episode #60: Requiem for Denver’s sports hooligans

6 Jan

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This week, Joel and Ron talk about sports, something they know absolutely nothing about, so for a special guest they bring in Colin Daniels of the South Stands Denver Fancast.

When Joel and Ron aren’t jealously admiring South Stands’ snazzy business cards, sports apparel line and recent “Best Podcast in Denver” award, the three wax poetic about the burgeoning Denver podcast scene and the good old days when Denver didn’t have any championship teams, but made up for it with rowdy blue-collar hooligans. Incredibly, very little time is spent discussing Tim Tebow.

Local designer Justin Lascelle also calls in with an acceptance speech of sorts for being named “Listener’s Choice Asshole of the Year” in last week’s special episode. True to form, it’s far from charming.

Finally, we give some details about our upcoming live podcast, coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7 pm at the Denver Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. It’s gonna be co-hosted by the Onion’s AV Club, so it should be a very good time. Come on out for it, and bring your love and hate.

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Episode #59: 2011 Asshole of the Year

30 Dec

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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, aglow with pride upon receiving our Asshole of the Year award

It takes multiple exposures to capture the bearded sphincter that is Justin Lascelle, designer at MATTER

In this week’s episode we review the wide-open field of nominees for Asshole of the Year and reveal our pick the esteemed award. By democratic necessity, we also announce our Listener’s Choice Asshole of the Year.

Co-hosts Jared and Ron also follow the tradition of so many other entertainment and media outlets during the holidays and play a few clips of our favorite Loves and Hates from past episodes, coerced friends, and loyal listeners.

Feeling feisty? Send us a voicemail or text at 720-282-YELL (720-282-9355) and let us know how life in Denver makes you hot, for better or worse. We’ll play our favorites each week on the air.

Happy new year, everyone. See you in 2012.

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VOTE NOW: 2011 Asshole of the Year

27 Dec

NOTE: We’re still accepting your end-of-year love and hate submissions until Thursday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m. Leave us a voicemail at 720-282-YELL (720-282-9355), tell us where you’re from, and share what you adore or despise about life in and around the Mile High City. You can also send us a text message, shoot us an email (info@denverdiatribe.com) or find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Well folks, here are your finalists for Denver’s biggest sphincter in 2011.  Please cast your vote now—we’ll announce the esteemed winner during our last episode of the year. Tune in live on Friday, December 29 at NFNRadio.com or stay tuned for the podcast.

Thanks for voting!

Episode #58: Perverted Holiday Special

23 Dec

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Jared, Ron, and Josh talk about how Rep. Jared Polis used porn to delay the passing of the Stop Online Piracy Act; a Louisville attorney offered to fellate a pizza guy for cash; and Westword lets Denverites know how they do “it.” Yes, it’s a show of a sexual nature.

Also! We are collecting audience Love&Hate for our Dec. 30 episode, where we will also be announcing our pick for “Asshole of Year.” This can be an individual, institution or group whose douchy behavior and asshole actions have had the greatest impact on Denver and Colorado in 2011.

So, please, leave us a voice mail with your Love&Hates and/or Asshole nominations by calling 720-282-YELL. Just say your name, where you live and proceed to rant.

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