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The gang's all here to celebrate the holidays and say goodbye to 2020 in style! This episode features two "amazing" celebrity guests; Christmas memories from Tony, Gary, and Rob; some of the best AND worst holiday songs of all time; a new "adventure" from Gary; and Tony's recent health woes.
Thanks for hangin' in there with us through thick and thin. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and yours, and we'll see you in 2021!
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Believe it or not, we're BACK with an ALL NEW episode! And it only took a little over two years! In this episode, Tony and Gary reveal recent near-tragedies: one involving Gary's dog, the other involving Tony and...well, you'll have to listen. Plus, remembering some entertainment legends that we've recently lost; weird deaths; the game show "Who Said It?"; cool new music; and....Rob Ford gets married! For real!
We hope you enjoy the show! We've missed you.
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The boys are back, after a three week hiatus, with a truly fun and special episode. Tony talks about the sudden passing of his Mom, and although it is really sad, you just know Gary can't help but bring some humor to the conversation....much to Tony's relief!

Plus: Cool music, a BIG announcement, and...."Rob really brings his wisdom to the show". You'll laugh, you'll cry. And be sure to listen ALL THE WAY to the end.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EST

Our next new release will be May 29th...Until then, please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from July of 2015!

The laughs are nearly non-stop in one of our funniest episodes ever! Among the MANY topics covered: Rob Ford describes his VERY bad day; Which of your five senses would you be willing to give up?; Haley Joel Osment; “Forrest Gump”; the NIGHTMARE of the P.E. Locker Room Showers; “Searching for Sugarman”; and Gary’s date with Shirley MacLaine’s daughter! RoFo fans, you’re going to LOVE this one!

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Hey, friends. TTPSFGS will be on hiatus for two more weeks.  Our next new show will be out on Tuesday, May 29th. In the meantime, here's another one of our favorites, this time from November 2016. Enjoy!

In one of the most ADD episodes of TTPSFGS ever (and THAT’S saying something!), the guys roll non-stop from one crazy topic to another, barely pausing to gasp for air. Among the subjects covered: Gary is nearly poisoned, and the guys actually get the person who nearly poisoned him on the phone! Also, Tony’s mouth troubles; Gary’s collection of weird, but very funny, actual names of people; Tony presents music composed by….well….you’ll have to listen; and surprising music from The Manhattans.

Plus, Rob Ford poops all over one of Tony’s segments. Will Rob survive to produce again? Listen and find out!

By the way, the alternate title for this episode is “America: The Bi-Curious Sophomore”. Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EST

The guys are taking a quick break this week and bring you one of our favorites from July 2015!

In this encore, Tony and Gary talk comedy with stand-up great Paul Provenza, host of TV’s “The Green Room” and “The Set List”, and the director of the great comedy film “The Aristocrats”. Paul gives us great, hilarious inside takes on all of those projects, and the guys get downright serious about the business of making people laugh. Plus, live stand-up from one of the guys’ favorite comedians, the late, great, Mitch Hedberg. AND…..WHEN does water expire???

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EST

In this rather goofy episode, Tony gives Gary and Rob a pretty hard "Rock and Roll Trivia Quiz"; Gary takes an awkward trip to Yankee Stadium; we present another edition of "Words I've Heard"; we get an update on Rob's living situation; and Tony FAILS at promoting the podcast! It' guessed it....chock full!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EST

This weeks' show features lots of laughs and some pretty quirky and interesting music!  

First, Tony plays what he thinks is the earliest ever rap record, and it's from the 50s! BUT do Gary and Rob prove him wrong?!  

Then: Gary pays tribute to a dearly departed friend, as only he can; Septic system shenanigans; and a new feature, "Sounds Like The Beatles"! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll tap your toes. Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am EST

Master joke teller JACKIE MARTLING returns to the show, so you know this episode will bring LOTS of laughs! And 95% of the jokes are brand new!

Plus: "Toilet Habits", and "Are These Really Words?" This one's a laugh-a-minute!

NOTE: You can pick up Jackie's NEW book, "Jackie Jokes", AND his autobiography, "From Bow to Stern", at Use the shopping cart button at the top of the page!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:15am EST

CBS News correspondent Don Dahler joins the guys for a fascinating conversation about his life as a network TV reporter and anchor. Don can be seen every week on both "CBS This Morning" and "The CBS Evening News". Tony and Gary got to know him when he was with ABC's "Good Morning America". It was there that Don became one of the first to report on the unfolding tragedy in Lower Manhattan on 9/11; he lived four blocks from the World Trade Center, and he witnessed--and reported on--it all. His recollections on what unfolded that day are riveting and insightful.  

Also: Tony and Gary go to a "Race Bar"; Gary's trip to D.C.; and a new edition of "In the News"!

Note: Pick up Don Dahler's new novel, Do A Little Wrong, on Follow him on Twitter at @DonDahlerCBS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am EST

This episode begins with a hilarious, no-holds-barred surprise visit from Oscar Santana from "The Mike O'Meara Show", and boy does the conversation get juicy! It's funny AND honest!

Plus: Gary takes issue with the reboot of TV's "Roseanne"; Tony loves HBO's "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling"; new music from Pink; and really cool musical curiosities from Marvin Gaye, Ratt, The Beatnix, and John Paul Young. It's ANOTHER chock-full show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am EST

Tony and Gary welcome morning radio host RUSS PARR to the show! Russ can be heard weekday mornings on MAJIC 102.3/92.7 in Washington D.C., and on many other stations nationwide. Not only is Russ funny, he's also a movie producer and director--and he just may have a role for Gary!

Also: Tony pits Russ and Gary against each other in a game of movie trivia; "Breaking News"; and Gary encounters a sweaty situation!

Note: For more on Russ Parr on radio, TV, and in the movies, go to

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EST

After much open speculation by "The Mike O'Meara Show" and many of our listeners about the future of this show, the guys lay it all on the line and pull back the curtain on what's going on with  TTPSFGS. You won't want to miss it. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and we're sure you'll weigh in on it all!

Plus: Tony and Gary review this season of "Homeland", as only they could; and, Gary's "Classic Camera Quandry".

We enjoyed creating this episode. We speculate that you'll enjoy hearing it!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EST

The guys are on a brief hiatus, so in the meantime, here is a fun episode from September, 2016.  We'll be back soon with a brand new episode!

An impromptu, crazy, and revealing conversation about God nearly derails this episode almost before it has started! It’s funny and serious, and Tony may need to ask for forgiveness!

Also, the guys introduce the proprietors of Washington D.C.’s most unique music venue, Songbyrd. It’s a cafe, restaurant, and bar, where you can celebrate the surprising return of vinyl music at amazing listening parties, AND hear the latest up-and-coming artists LIVE. It’s VERY cool. And we listen to some records!

Plus: Gary goes to the movies, and an odd “Celebrity Encounter”. Can we get an “Amen”?!

NOTE: For a schedule of upcoming Songbyrd events, check out, visit them on Facebook at “Songbyrd Music House”, and follow them on Twitter, @songbyrddc.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

In this episode, Tony reunites with his former Fox 5 co-anchor Shawn Yancy! It's great fun, and we all get to learn about Shawn's other passions, besides news. (Like, did you know she's an artist?) Plus, she and Tony sing a duet! (Well....kind of!)

Plus: An update to Gary's "Supermarket Dilemma"; the guys receive a "mystery gift"; and....the surprise return of Adrian Garcia! This one's a keeper!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:10am EST

In this super-sized episode, the guys are joined by the one and only ROBB SPEWAK, from "The Mike O'Meara Show"! Robb is great fun as always, and, in a special build-up to this weekend's Academy Awards show, the guys fill out the Entertainment Weekly "Best Picture" brackets to determine which movie is THE BEST PICTURE OF ALL TIME! See if your picks match up!

Plus: Another odd dinner with Gary and Tony, and "This Week in the News". Grab your popcorn for this one!

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We are THRILLED to welcome the great comedian GODFREY back to the show! He REALLY brings it, and the result is truly one of our funniest episodes ever. Godfrey and the guys talk about comedy, TV, movies, sports, and so much more, including the times Godfrey ran into Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Unitas, and Christopher Plummer! It is a laugh riot!

Plus: Gary's new habit; Tony gives thanks; and Rob takes charge. Be prepared to laugh A LOT!

Note: Godfrey appears courtesy of the D.C. Improv. You can catch him THIS WEEK at The Comedy Factory in Baltimore, Maryland. For tickets and information, go to

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EST

Talk show legend Dick Cavett returns to the show for a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred conversation! When we last spoke with Dick, in April 2016, Donald Trump was only running for president. Now, one year into the Trump presidency, Cavett weighs in on the state of our union. Plus, the always-witty host regales with stories about Jack Parr, Johnny Carson, Groucho Marx, Alfred Hitchcock, and more. It is a real treat to chat with him.

PLUS: "Breaking News"; the resolution of Gary's supermarket situation; and Tony and Gary's everyday aggravations.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

This jam-packed show is ALL OVER THE PLACE! Among the topics covered:

Gary has a "Moral Dilemma" concerning a recent visit to a grocery store; Did "The Cleveland Show" steal incidents from Tony's life for an episode?; "Gary Stein, Bodyguard"; "Boyz 2 Friends"; and "Target Practice".

This is already one of our favorite episodes to date! Enjoy!

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Woo hoo! for the first time in two years, Fox 5 anchor Annie Yu joins the gang! And as always, she is great fun: she sings, raps, dances, talks about her parents and her cute 5-year-old daughter's odd relationship with Apple's Siri! Plus, Annie and Tony talk about what it's like teaming up on Saturday mornings for "Fox News Morning".  

Also: Gary, Annie and Rob take the "American Coke vs. Mexican Coke" taste test!

And: Another "wood" update (!); a special "Happy Birthday" announcement: and new music from U2! Rock on!

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Radio superstar DONNIE SIMPSON returns to the studio and joins Tony and Gary to talk about re-uniting on the radio with Tony, and MUCH more; as it always is when Donnie visits, it is uproarious fun!  Plus, Donnie weighs in as we reveal the winner in the new round of our "Worst Song of All Time" contest!

ALSO: Gary tells the AMAZING and hilarious tale of his drive down to D.C., and the unfortunate situation he found himself in. (It involves a Starbucks cup.) You DO NOT want to miss this story!

And....we pay tribute to JAY CLYDE, a good friend and a great supporter of our show. We miss you, Jay, and this episode is dedicated to YOU.

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This week, we present a listener-provided, NEW candidate for the title of "Worst Song of All Time", and it is a doozy! Listen and vote for YOUR favorite bad song!

Plus: Gary's stepmom has an unusual snack; Tony's "Mega Music Mixes"; an update on Gary's wood problem; and, dead celebrities we forgot to mention last week!

This is one of our best shows in 2018 to date! :o)

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:10am EST

In this, our all-new New Year's Day episode, Gary makes a call to try to get to the bottom of a problem he's having with his firewood.  (Wait....what did YOU think we were talking about?! Jeez, you have a dirty mind!)  

Plus: Tony "flies"! Kind of. And Gary celebrates New Year's early, with the "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" crew. Also, a tribute (of sorts) to the celebrities we lost in 2017.

This one's all over the place, and a great way to start off 2018. Happy New Year!!!

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The gang returns for a big Christmas spectacular, and it is chock full!

First: Tony makes a HUGE announcement about upcoming changes in his professional life! Then Gary announces his New Year's Eve plans (and it involves network TV!).

Plus: The Incredible Christmas Game Show; amazing "new" music from Aretha Franklin; and each of the guys (including Rob) present some unique Christmas music! You'll have a holly, jolly old time.  Merry Christmas!!!

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Hey, friends! As you know, Tony has been down for the count with bronchitis and laryngitis. Although he is feeling better, he was still unable to record a new episode this past weekend. So here, for your listening pleasure, is an encore presentation of last year's holiday episode, which features the hysterical comedian TONY WOODS!  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

We'll be back with an all new show SOON!

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Friends! Due to Tony's ongoing battle with bronchitis and laryngitis, the guys were unable to record a new show this past weekend. But they'll be back with an all-new episode NEXT week!

In the meantime, here's an encore presentation of episode 93 from May 2016, "Now Removes More". It features satirist Will Durst, a great new game called "Idiom", and ads for some products that make some rather odd claims!  

Enjoy! And here's a little tease for you: On next week's show, Tony makes a BIG announcement!!!

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This week's show may be one of our funniest yet: Gary and Tony have dinner, and as is usually the case, it doesn't go entirely smoothly.  Plus, the whole gang rates this season's upcoming movie releases, without having seen any of the films! (Who needs to actually see them?!)

Also: A "Celebrity Encounter" from Tony (!), and a very special guest:  Rob's mom, Anita Ford! This one's mom-tastic!

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In the wake of the passing of pop icon David Cassidy, Tony and Gary talk to David's longtime producer, arranger, keyboardist, and friend, Craig Snider, about what it was like to work with and tour with David. He also provides insight into what David's final days were like.

PLUS:  Craig shares an EXCLUSIVE, NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD piece of music from David Cassidy's final recording sessions and it is unlike ANYTHING you've heard David do before! It's great, and you will ONLY hear it here!

ALSO: Highlights from Tony and Gary's emotional and revealing conversation with David, from 2014. It is truly touching.

And finally: Gary's hotel room debacle, and a quick chat with jazz singer (and wife of Gary) Sarah Partridge, about what could be a very exciting week for her!

This episode is dedicated, with love, to David Cassidy and his family.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EST

On this year's all-new Thanksgiving episode, Tony tells some "Thanksgiving Horror Stories", Gary introduces the "Best TV Catch Phrases" game, and Rob loses his voice!

PLUS: Gary talks about his night hanging out with RINGO STARR (!!!), and Tony presents cool new music from Greta Van Fleet. There's LOTS to be thankful for!

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On this week's show, Gary talks about the passing of his mother-in-law, as only Gary would. The conversation is touching, yet also completely hilarious. He also gives Tony MAJOR grief for something Tony DIDN'T do in the wake of the death!

Plus:  What NOT to say to people who are in mourning; the return of the "What Does It Mean?" game; fascinating Fats Domino and Beatles trivia; and comedy from Nick Swardson, Robin Williams, and Carol Burnett. Despite this week's "theme", we think you'll find plenty of laughs!

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Due to a death in Gary's family (we'll give you the details on our next show), we were unable to record a new show this past weekend. Instead, we bring you an encore presentation of one of our all-time favorites, from May of 2016: Tony and Gary's extraordinary conversation with TV talk show great DICK CAVETT. It is a fun and wide-ranging chat, and Dick doesn't disappoint. Plus, Rob Ford does another great job of adding to the interview with wonderful clips that highlight the moments Cavett talks about. We're really proud of this one.

Enjoy, and we'll be with you next week with an all-new episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:53am EST

On this rollicking NEW episode, the guys welcome back the lovely Angela Stribling, of the nationally-heard love, sex, romance and music show "Pillow Talk with Angela Stribling". As always, Angela is fun and delightful, and she once again puts up with LOTS of silliness from Tony, Gary, and Rob! 

PLUS: "I'm Sorry, What Did You Say?"; Gary goes to the DMV; and Tony has ear trouble.

This episode is Rated "R", and is dedicated to the Detroit Red Wings.

Note: Listen to "Pillow Talk with Angela Stribling" on 96.3 WHUR-FM in Washington, D.C. weeknights at midnight, or nationally on Sirius/XM channel 141.

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You read that right; this episode features BRAND NEW interviews with RINGO STARR and rock icon TODD RUNDGREN!

First:  Ringo has just kicked off his latest All Starr Band tour (which features Todd) in Las Vegas, where he calls in from. The former Beatle talks about what it was like being in Vegas when the recent shooting attack happened, and weighs in on the gun culture in America. We also talk about the genesis of some of the songs on his new album Give More Love, AND he gives hints about what the next new Beatles releases might be!

Then:  Todd ("Hello It's Me", "I Saw the Light", "Can We Still Be Friends") talks about what it's like working with Ringo; how Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell LP came to be (Rundgren produced it); his old band UTOPIA; drug use and the rock and roll lifestyle; Jerry Lewis (!); and his new album White Knight and his upcoming solo tour!

This show is fascinating, funny, loaded with music, and....yes....JAM PACKED!

For tickets to see Ringo's All Starr Band on tour:

For tickets to see Todd Rundgren's "White Knight" tour: and

The albums Give More Love and White Knight can be purchased from Amazon by clicking on the "shopping cart" link at

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Despite not being in a very funny frame of mind due to world events, Tony and Gary (and Rob!) sure find a lot of laughs in the topics covered on this episode! Those include: "Since We Last Saw You"; an update on Jemima; Rob's improving fortunes; Tony at Cagezilla; and Gary's real estate dilemma.

PLUS: Music from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Black Eyed Peas, Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, and....David Hasselhoff! We think you're going to laugh yourself silly!

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This one's a wild one, as the guys all chime in with recent crazy events in their lives: Gary encounters an over-sharing neighbor; Rob has to help his dog with a sticky situation; and Gary makes a new friend with an amazing name!

Plus, we share some of our favorite bits from the last couple of years, including a disturbing encounter with toe fungus, a memorable job audition for Tony and Gary, and a truly bizarre "What Were They Thinking?"!

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This week Tony, Gary and Rob welcome Tony's Fox 5 colleague JIM LOKAY, host of the new, off-beat political show "The Final Five". In addition to being a great newsman, Jim is a very funny guy; he even does celebrity impressions! In this episode, Tony pits Jim and Gary against each other in a hysterical game of "70's TV Trivia"!

Also: Gary's dog Joe is NOT happy with him; PROOF that Tony was once one of D.C.'s "Top Bachelors"; and GREAT new music from a listener!

NOTE: Check out Jim Lokay on "The Final Five" weeknights at 11:30pm on Fox 5. You can ALSO see him weeknights at 5pm on the "News at 5", and at 6:30pm on "5 at 6:30"!

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On this all-new, amazing show, Tony and Gary welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Famer JOE WALSH!!! In a wide-ranging conversation, Joe talks about life as a member of The Eagles, how the group is managing after the death of founder Glenn Frey, and what it's like being Ringo Starr's brother-in-law! Most significantly, Joe talks about VetsAid, the non-profit he has founded to aid veterans and their families, and we fill you in on this week's big benefit concert, being headlined by Joe!

Plus: Gary and Tony contemplate a boxing showdown; and, new music from RINGO STARR! This one is a special one, crafted (as always) by the talented young master Rob Ford!

NOTE: Joe Walsh's "VetsAid" concert, starring Joe, Keith Urban, the Zac Brown Band, and Gary Clark, Jr., is Wednesday, September 20th at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information on helping our veterans, go to

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This week the guys have a wonderfully warm and very funny chat with Washington, D.C. TV legend ARCH CAMPBELL. Arch was the movie and entertainment anchor for NBC 4 in the Nation's Capitol for 32 years, and is one of D.C.'s most beloved TV personalities. He is now the co-host of the popular new podcast "At the Movies with Arch and Ann", which also stars previous TPGS guest Ann Hornaday, movie critic for The Washington Post. Arch talks about movies, the glory days of local TV, and his love for the late Jim Vance, arguably D.C.'s most iconic news anchor. You'll also be surprised by Arch and Tony's long relationship!

Plus: Gary and Tony recall covering hurricanes for "Good Morning America"; a preview of their upcoming appearance on the "Full Belly Laughs" podcast, with show host Brian Durkin, and a BRAND NEW "Celebrity Encounter" from Gary!

Note: Download and listen to "At the Movies with Arch and Ann" and "Fully Belly Laughs" from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast provider!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:12am EST

In this year's ALL NEW, jam-packed Labor Day episode, the gang plays a new edition of the "Celebrity Net Worth Game", and it is quite insane. It might be the feistiest game show ever!

Also: Gary's STRANGE real estate encounter; Gary takes Tony to task; a funny story from Tony and Gary's "Good Morning America" days; a review of the Mayweather/McGregor fight; and.....Tony's harmonica solo!!! This one's a labor of love!

Note: This week's show is dedicated to Gary's dearly departed pet cat, Robie (pictured).

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:25am EST

The guys welcome Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling back to the show, to celebrate the upcoming release of his new book, The Joke Man: Bow to Stern! And as always, it is a laugh riot!

Also: Gary chastises Tony for how he celebrated his birthday; listeners help us finish casting our movie version of Rob's "Treasure Chest" story; and, is there a new record out by Michael Jackson??? Come on in and have a laugh on us!

NOTE: You can pre-order The Joke Man: Bow to Stern NOW at

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Rob Ford finds a "treasure chest" in his attic (well, sort of), and Tony and Gary have quite a bit of fun with one of its' contents.

Also: Gary and Tony go to Philly; A $40,000 iPod; Can't We All Just Get Along; and some timely comedy from John Oliver. We could all use some good laughs right now; here they are!

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On this rollicking episode, Tony and Gary welcome internet radio star CORY BLAZE, host of the "Fat Guy Radio Show"! Cory flew in from his home base of Phoenix, Arizona just to sit-in with the guys!  The laughs come fast and often in this one, and Cory's story (including his tale of some rather unusual recent surgery) is most entertaining!

Plus: An update from Rob Ford on his relationship status; the return of the "Which Came First?" game; and amazing music from perhaps the saddest clown you've ever heard or seen. This show is on FIRE!

NOTE: Check out Cory's show at!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EST

On our ALL NEW, THIRD ANNIVERSARY SHOW (!), the guys welcome comedian JASON WEEMS, who not only has the gang cracking up, but also has them riveted with the AMAZING story of how he DIED earlier this year and was brought back to life by an incredible medical team! It is a jaw-dropping and truly dramatic story.

ALSO: Gary returns from his camping trip; Tony survives his sleep study; and a brand new, albeit somewhat inappropriate game! This one's special!

NOTE: As you'll hear in the show, Jason now has some pretty hefty medical bills. As such, he'll be performing (with six other great comics) in a special fundraising show on Wednesday, August 9th, at D.C.'s "Drafthouse Comedy Theater". It's going to be a GREAT show!  For tickets and info, go to YOU CAN ALSO SUPPORT JASON at Thanks!

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Hilarity ensues as the guys place a phone call to a McDonalds in Liverpool, England for "investigative purposes"; Tony performs a Bruce Springsteen parody; one of Gary's Boy Scout friends calls in and harasses Tony; surprising info about Rob's grandfather; and Tony reveals his true thoughts about the Trump administration!  

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

On this rollicking episode, the guys pick a lucky listener as the winner in the "Name the New Viagra Generic Drug" social media challenge, and YOUR suggestions are fabulous! Plus, some surprising facts about toilet paper, an update on the mega-hit song "Despacito", and NEW music from Cheap Trick!

ALSO:  The guys are joined by Fox Sports Radio host Kelsey Nicole Nelson, who updates us on recent sports controversies involving Michael Vick, Colin Kaepernick, and Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins. AND....Tony pays tribute to Washington, D.C. television legend Jim Vance, who passed away over the weekend. This show is not to be missed.

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Tony attempts to regale the guys with stories of his trip to Alaska, but they aren't really that impressed. Plus, an "official" from Alaska calls in to complain about Tony's behavior in the 49th state.

Also: Viagra goes generic; the winner of the "Name Gary's Pimple" contest; music from "Portugal. The Man"; and a funny, good old-fashioned "show-bizzy" appearance from The Mike O'Meara Show's ROBB SPEWAK!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:14am EST

In this show, Gary and Tony endure the conclusion of Rob Ford's very long "Great Gatsby" story! WILL Rob's relationship survive the Great Gatsby Party? WILL Gary stay awake through the story?  Listen to find out!

Also: Gary tests Tony's "weather" memory, with help from a surprise guest: Fox 5 meteorologist (and all-around great person) Sue Palka!  And, Tony dissects the number one hit song "Despacito" (it's pretty dirty!). Plus: crazy malapropisms! It's ANOTHER chock full show!

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FINALLY, after putting it off for weeks, Tony and Gary "allow" Rob Ford to tell his story about attending a dress-up "Great Gatsby" theme party....and boy is it a doozy! 

Plus: The guys debate Entertainment Weekly's list of the most patriotic movies of all time; Tony's in a book; and Gary meets a bear! It's another stellar July 4th episode. Happy 4th!

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This week the guys welcome back to the show legendary rock and roll disc jockey CERPHE Colwell, on the occasion of the publication of his new book, Cerphe's Up. Cerphe shares WONDERFUL stories about times he spent with such rock icons as Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, and Steve Van Zandt, and he reminisces about the glory days of WHFS-FM, one of the most eclectic and greatest radio stations EVER. This is a truly special conversation, AND it features some really great music!

Plus: MORE on Gary's new puppy; new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie; and, just maybe....Rob's "Great Gatsby" story! We are really proud of this one, and hope you enjoy it, too!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Tony's well again and the guys immediately get to work getting caught up on the latest current events, including...Gary has a new puppy! And it's pooping all over his house! Gary's not thrilled, and Tony's not impressed with his selection of breed.

Plus: A call to Gary's dry cleaner (who does not treat Gary like a valued customer!); "Are THESE the best Beatles songs EVER?"; and "Last Week in the News". Dare we say, this one's fun, provocative, and CHOCK FULL!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am EST

Due to Tony being laid low by an illness, this week we present an encore presentation of one of our FAVORITE episodes, featuring radio and TV legend DONNIE SIMPSON! Donnie, Tony and Gary have an instant rapport, and it was a warm, funny, and comfortable conversation. (This was the first time since 1992 that Donnie and Tony had reunited for an extended time on-air!)

Enjoy!  (And don't forget, now you can hear Donnie on the radio again, weekday afternoons on MAJIC 102.3 in Washington, D.C.)

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At the suggestion of show Twitter follower @cozmodog, Tony and Gary nominate some movies, TV shows, and music acts that they think are either over-rated or under-rated. Among the movies on the "over-rated" list? "Star Wars" and "Titanic"!!! Let the arguments begin! (And yes, we want YOU to weigh in!)

PLUS: Gary and Tony call to order tickets for a live presentation of "The Sound of Music", and the phone call is hilarious! Also, new music from Brad Paisley (!), and much more! The hills are alive....with the sound of laughter!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EST

In this all-new Memorial Day special, Tony, Gary and Rob have a blast playing "Trivial Pursuit" and the brand new game "Famous Black Inventors"!  You'll laugh, you'll learn, and you'll probably be mildly offended; but don't complain, as you've now been warned!

Also: Tony makes a surprising maneuver, Gary is always on-the-job, and a new character?

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day (week).

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EST

This one's all over the place: Tony has a yard sale; Gary has an update on his Indian real estate client, who continues to insult; Tony gives an early review of the brand new Sirius/XM Beatles Channel and brings some New Old Music; and the guys present their most over-rated and under-rated TV shows.

Also, perhaps surprisingly, both Gary and Tony met (and briefly worked for) former Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes, who died suddenly last week.  In this show, the guys describe what that was like.  It's another "chock full" episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

On this episode, Tony and Gary weigh in on the debate about hype-king Lavar Ball, father of UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball: is he a narcissistic nut, or is he a promotional genius? ESPN Radio host Clinton Yates adds illuminating insight.

Plus: Steve Harvey's OUTRAGEOUS memo to his staff, and a very cool celebrity response. And: The Funeral; The Bitter End; and The Tire Store. This one's funny and thought provoking. Praise Jesus!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EST

The guys are back after their most recent live show at the DC Improv, and they are ON FIRE! In this episode, Gary hosts the brand new game "Do YOU Know Yiddish?", and with Tony and Rob Ford as the contestants, you know it's going to be meshuga!

Plus: A review of the whole DC Improv experience (including "audience contributor" Terry!); Gary loses his wallet; and Tony explains why this episode almost didn't happen. Be a mensch, and give this show a listen!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Straight from the DC Improv to YOU, it's the THIRD live, sold out episode of our show--and boy, is it a wild one!  The crowd--in particular one guy named Terry--were VERY involved in the show (much to the surprise of Tony and Gary), and it results in our most raucous live show yet!  Our guests, comedian Rob Maher and TV personality Sarah Fraser are JUST as crazy (wait'll you hear what Sarah talks about), and the show really goes off the rails!

It's a fun one, but this episode is rated R!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EST

On this week's CRAZY episode, the guys welcome AMAZING stand-up comedian HUGGY LOWDOWN! Huggy is one of the funniest people we know; he can be heard daily on radio's nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show", and every afternoon in the Washington, D.C. area on MAJIC 102.3's "Donnie Simpson Show". He also appears at clubs and theaters across the country, usually with comedy sidekick (and TPGS show favorite) Chris Paul. This week he has Tony, Gary and Rob rolling with laughter!

PLUS: "In the News"; TWO awkward encounters for Gary; and Prince's "Purple Rain" like you've never heard it before!

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In this show, Gary introduces a new "Tragic Audition From a Failed Acting Career". This story is titled "The Rob Lowe Role", and it is without a doubt one on the FUNNIEST stories Gary has ever told; and THAT'S saying something!

PLUS: The guys are THRILLED to welcome legendary sportscaster TIM RYAN, who talks about his AMAZING career covering big-time boxing, the NFL, the U.S. Open, and so much more. It ends up being a funny AND moving conversation.

Also: Tony and Gary talk about the WORST movies they've ever seen!

Note: Tim Ryan's new book, "On Someone Else's Nickel", is out now, and is available on Amazon. (Use the Amazon portal at!)

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28am EST

In episode 133, Gary and Tony pay tribute to one of the all-time great comedians, Don Rickles. They talk about and play some of their favorite moments from his long career, and the result is side-splitting!

PLUS: Legendary singer and songwriter JANIS IAN guests, along with the wonderful jazz singer Sarah Partridge, to talk about collaborating on Sarah's brand new album, a tribute to Janis called "Bright Lights and Promises". It is a wonderful, funny, and warm conversation, AND we get to preview some of the tracks! And oh, yeah:  "Breaking News" from Barry Manilow, and an ode to public transportation from the Bee Gees! LOL!

Note: "Bright Lights and Promises" comes out April 21st, but you can pre-order the album NOW at!

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Stand-up comedian and fellow MORE Network host ROB MAHER joins us for this episode, and it is a laugh riot! He has instantly become one of our favorite guests ever, and we think you'll agree. Rob talks about performing for our troops, and Gary challenges Rob and former stand-up comic Tony to the "Punchline Game". It's great, great fun.

PLUS: A SURPRISING update on the Al Wilson song "The Snake" (that involves Donald Trump!); Gary does battle with Siri; and TONY has his own "Celebrity Encounter"! Well.....kinda. This episode is already one of our favorites ever....enjoy!

Note: Rob Maher will be presenting his next comedy/murder mystery at Magooby's Joke House in Timonium, Maryland on April 13th. Go to for tickets.  AND you can currently see him on the Kevin Hart-hosted Comedy Central TV show "Hart of the City". Go to for info. 

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The gang is BACK with an all-new, jam-packed show! Tony introduces exciting, previously unreleased music from PAUL McCARTNEY and ELVIS COSTELLO (performing TOGETHER), from the new special-edition CD release of Paul's 1989 Flowers in the Dirt album. It's very cool!

PLUS: A new "Origins" game; Gary goes to the doctor and gets nosy; Rob goes to the doctor and gets embarrassed; new movie reviews; and a brand new Celebrity Encounter. You'll love, laugh, AND learn!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:20am EST

Thank you so much for the incredible response to last week's interview with sports journalist Jerry Izenberg. This week we decided to keep the boxing train rolling with a special encore presentation of our iTunes-featured interview with boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard which originally aired in January 2016. We will be back next week with BRAND NEW episode!

All-time boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard joins the guys in this show for a RARE, extended interview that goes into amazing detail about his storied career, and brings us up to date on his life today. During his twenty-year professional career, Ray won world titles in the welterweight, junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions. He was the FIRST boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes! And in doing so, he defeated some of the toughest boxers of his era, including Roberto Duran, Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler. Ray’s fights were some of the most historic and dramatic fights in history.

In this interview, Ray is extraordinarily candid, revealing surprising information about his life and career. He also talks about “The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation”, and its’ efforts to help fund research to battle childhood type 1 and 2 diabetes, and to help children lead healthier lives.

Also on this show: a NEW edition of “What Were They Thinking?”, featuring TERRIBLE music by some of your favorite stars!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am EST

In this episode the guys give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put on their show in New York City, and give you the scoop on how crazy their two days in the city was.  We suspect you'll be pretty surprised at all that went down!

PLUS: A provocative interview with sports-writing legend Jerry Izenberg about his brand new book, Once There Were Giants: The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing; a chat about the off-season drama surrounding the Washington Redskins, with sports analyst Grant Paulson of 106.7 The Fan radio; and a brand new "Tragic Audition From the Failed Acting Career of Gary Stein"!  This episode features a plethora know!

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Here ya's Tony and Gary's LIVE show, as recorded at Caroline's On Broadway in New York City! Featuring "Dancing with the Stars" host TOM BERGERON, rock and roll author (and former John Lennon girlfriend) MAY PANG, and comedian Vince August!  It's a fun night, as the guys introduce their show to a New York City audience for the first time.  Enjoy!

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On this week's insane show, Tony and Gary discover that blind people can now enjoy pornographic films, because some of them now come with "descriptive audio narration"!  Sensing a new way to make money, the guys decide to audition for a job as narrators. The results will have you breathing heavy with laughter!

Plus: The Origin of Popular Cliches; Our Biggest Fears; A Tax for Robots; and Caroline's, here we come! This episode is rated a HARD "R"!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:21am EST

Our 2017 Oscars' spectacular finds Tony and Gary reviewing the year's big movies and making their Oscar picks....and let's just say one of the two doesn't find a whole lot to celebrate in this year's movies!

Also:  Crazy sports myths; more Deep Cuts (from Tony and Gary); and more "sex talk" from Conyers, Georgia. This one's a real toe-tapper!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am EST

This year's Valentine's Day show features Gary giving Tony a listener-provided "Sound of Music" quiz (oh, the cruelty!); Tony's first installment of a new feature, called "Deep Cuts"; the first installment of a new feature from Gary called "Tragic Auditions (of a Failed Acting Career)"; and Rob Ford's remarkably unromantic Valentine's Day plans.  

Plus: A crazy story about "black-ish" star Anthony Anderson.  It's another chock-full show!

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On this episode Tony and Gary are joined by Fox 5 sportscaster Brody Logan, who has an amazing story about actually appearing as a contestant on "The Price is Right" with Bob Barker! AND....we've got the audio AND the video to prove it! It's great!

Plus: Our Super Bowl 51 "review"; we play the "Celebrity Net Worth Game"; and a form of P-T-S-D that we bet you've never heard of!

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On this episode, Tony and Gary make a HUGE announcement about ANOTHER upcoming live show.  Just wait until you hear it (AND hear who their special guest is going to be)!

Also, good friend and "Hey Frase!" podcast host Sarah Fraser joins the gang again, and hilarity ensues, as they all record a brand new pilot for a TV show LIVE during the podcast!  Sarah updates the guys on her situation with her now former co-host, Samy K, and talks about the rather odd do-it-yourself beauty products that she makes at home.  Plus:  Tony recaps covering the presidential inauguration.

This is a particularly exciting, funny, and even thoughtful (!) episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:59am EST

Last weekend was the 2017 Presidential Inauguration so this week, we decided to play you TPGS's inaugural show from August of 2014. This was back when Tony was just a newsman, Gary had never done a podcast before, Rob was an overly-dressed intern in the background, and The Mike O'Meara Show's Oscar Santana was the board engineer! 

Description from August 2014: "Introducing Tony and Gary; a view on ‘The View’; a Beatles mystery; and guest Joe Johnson, of national radio show “Beatle Brunch”."

This show is full of laughs and we think listeners new and old will enjoy it tremendously!  

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It's another jam-packed show, as the guys welcome "Prognosticator Extraordinaire" Gene Nixon, who makes bold (and rather wild) predictions for 2017. Plus: Tony and Gary take Rob to task; Gary brings some fascinating new music (!); and "Not Ready for Podcast Player" Sam Ingraffia joins in for the NEW "Disease Game".

Also:  A big, exciting announcement from the guys that you won't want to miss! Enjoy!

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In this rollicking episode, the gang ponders the very real issue of why someone would gift a deaf child with a deaf dog (yes, this really happened, and yes, it raises many questions). Also, Tony goes on a rant about the upcoming closing of dozens of Macy's department stores (these issues really are important to us)!

Plus: More of the "Band Name Origins" game; new music we think you'll really like; and, Gary introduces a SURPRISE guest, MUCH to the chagrin of Rob Ford. We're all over the place in this one!

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After a pretty tough 2016, the guys thought it would be great to start 2017 with as much laughter as possible. So they've invited back show regular Jackie Martling, who DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!! Tony and Gary select topics for Jackie to riff on, and he is, as always, hysterically and definitely inappropriately funny!

Also: Perhaps the worst and the oddest Christmas songs ever; a new game, "Guess the Origin of the Rock Band Name"; and new music from Bruno Mars and The Rolling Stones. As always, this one's JAM PACKED! Happy New Year!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Our final, jam-packed show of 2016 starts with a BIZARRE coincidence. Just keep in mind that this show was recorded VERY SHORTLY BEFORE Zsa Zsa Gabor died!!!

PLUS: Washington Post Chief Film Critic ANN HORNADAY joins us to talk about the MUST SEE movies of 2016; comedy booker and TPGS friend JEFF PENN shares some of his cool "Celebrity Encounters": Tony challenges Gary and Jeff in a game called "Christmas Movies--Real or Fake?"; and Rob gets a new pet! It's a fun, fascinating, and fitting end to 2016. Happy New Year!

NOTE: Read Ann Hornaday at, and follow her on Twitter at @AnnHornaday.

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The guys celebrate the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays in this brand new, hysterical episode. First of all, we are joined by comedian Tony Woods, an old friend of Tony's who has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC's "Last Comic Standing", and "Showtime at the Apollo". Woods has an easy-going style, and he is one of the funniest comics working today.

Also, Tony P., Gary and Rob exchange holiday gifts, Gary (and then Tony) reveal some big secrets, and Gary presents a surprising and timely musical find.  It's a very special holiday show!

NOTE:  See Tony Woods LIVE, THIS Thursday and Friday at the DC Improv.  For tickets go to

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LISTEN for a special announcement from Tony and Gary!

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On this INSANE, nearly out-of-control episode, the guys welcome radio, TV, and podcast personality Sarah Fraser! Sarah is the host of TWO hit podcasts, Hey Frase!, and the Washington, D.C. based Fox 5 show I've Still Got a Keycard. She is also a regular contributor to Fox 5's Good Day DC, and long-time listeners will remember her as Tony and Gary's co-host on the Off the Cuff TV shows. The three of them together, without the constraints of commercial TV, are a BLAST.  (Although....umm....Gary seems a little perturbed about her success. Ahem.)
PLUS, a true rarity and an amazing find: we play clips from Tony's days as a stand up comedian! We've got a 1988 performance from Tony that you've GOT to hear! Need we say it? This episode is CHOCK-FULL!
NOTE: Sarah's podcasts can be found on iTunes, Podcast One, and with many other podcast providers.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EST

Tony and Gary return from a two week break and the pent up energy and jokes start flying fast!  On this episode:  the guys consult with genuine medium and psychic Gina Tomasino.  It is an amazing, enlightening, and funny conversation that gets a tad spooky.  PLUS: Rob takes his girlfriend to meet his parents; an update on the TPGS sex doll; and kudos for "Saturday Night Live".  This one was worth the wait!
Note: You can find Gina at, or on Facebook at "Gina Tomasino".
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and want to bring you a very special Thanksgiving encore presentation that originally aired in September 2015! In one of our most rollicking episodes to date, Tony and Gary welcome to the studio one of the top comedians working today, Godfrey! You may know him from his hosting duties on Fox-TV’s reality-game show “Bullseye”, or from the IFC series “Benders”, or from his hit 2011 Comedy Central special, “Godfrey: Black by Accident”. Godfrey is HYSTERICAL, and is one of the most intelligent and highly-regarded acts in comedy. What the guys didn’t know before meeting him was how perfectly he would fit our show. It’s just crazy!

Plus: Gary gets aggravated; shopping at Sears; and Rob Ford is a bad, bad boy! This show is…you guessed it…chock full!

Follow Godfrey on Twitter, @GodfreyComedian, and check out his website,!

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When this show ran in December of 2015, it was one of the most uproarious episodes to date! For one thing, there is DRINKING involved! Tony’s good friend and former college roommate, Rob Garretson, is the author of the wine blog He plays a wine-tasting game with the guys–who ARE NOT DRINKERS–to see how developed their palettes are. Needless to say, the more they drink, the wilder (and sillier) this show gets!

But that’s not all! Rob Ford’s mother, Anita, joins us LIVE IN STUDIO for this show! Tony and Gary try to get to the root of why Rob is…well…Rob. And that gets pretty funny, too. (Plus, Anita joins in on the wine game!)

Also: a gift from Gary to Tony, and another Rob Ford music pick. This episode is SPECTACULAR! (Oh…and be sure to listen to the end for maximum “Robness”.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am EST

This week, Tony and Gary react to the election of Donald Trump as our next President of the United States, and Tony talks about what it was like covering election night on live TV.  Plus, the guys have questions about a new “brain enhancer”; Gary visits a retirement home; and a tribute to Leonard Cohen.

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In one of the most ADD episodes of TTPSFGS ever (and THAT’S saying something!), the guys roll non-stop from one crazy topic to another, barely pausing to gasp for air.  Among the subjects covered: Gary is nearly poisoned, and the guys actually get the person who nearly poisoned him on the phone! Also, Tony’s mouth troubles; Gary’s collection of weird, but very funny, actual names of people; Tony presents music composed by….well….you’ll have to listen; and surprising music from The Manhattans.

Plus, Rob Ford poops all over one of Tony’s segments. Will Rob survive to produce again? Listen and find out!

By the way, the alternate title for this episode is “America: The Bi-Curious Sophomore”.  Enjoy!

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Joining the guys live, in-studio this week is BRUCE VILANCH, one of the most revered comedy writers in Hollywood! Most know Bruce from his years as one of the “squares” on the Tom Bergeron-hosted “Hollywood Squares”, but what some of you may not know is he has been the head writer for the Academy Awards since 2000, and was one of the main writers for years before that. The great bits and hilarious adlibs that the hosts have performed at the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Tony Awards? Chances are, Bruce wrote the jokes. Bruce was also a hit on Broadway, starring as Edna Turnblad in the long-running musical Hairspray. His stories could fill a book, and soon will! He is funny and revealing here; wait until you hear the role he played in the penultimate episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”!

PLUS: A tribute to the late, great Kevin Meaney.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am EST

Tony and Gary pull back the curtain on what it takes to put on a live show like the ones they've done at The DC Improv; it's funny, but it ain't pretty!

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Here it is, Tony and Gary's SECOND sold-out live taping at the DC Improv Comedy Club!  The guys are joined by special guest and show favorite Angela Stribling, of Sirius/XM and WHUR-FM's "Pillow Talk with Angela Stribling", and she tries to answer listener questions about relationships, sex, and romance.  Needless to say, Tony and Gary tend to get in the way!  Also: Rob Ford's birthday celebration; "Things Jews Can't Use"; and a surprising impression from Tony.  What a fun night; we thank all of you who came out to the show!
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This week, we present an encore presentation of our first appearance at the DC Improv, from April of this year.  For those of you who can't make it to tonight's sold out show, it'll give you a taste of what our live show is like; for those of you coming to the show, it'll get you in the mood for tonight!
But FIRST, in an all new segment, Gary tells the guys about a recent trip to Times Square.  The story will leave you wondering, "WHY does Gary's mind work the way it does....or doesn't?!"  Enjoy!
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

In this show, the guys review, debate, and argue about Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 100 TV Shows of All-Time" list. You won't believe which shows made it, and which ones didn't!
Plus, Gary has an update to his invitation to Tony to go camping; we announce a special guest for our upcoming, sold out LIVE show at the DC Improv; Gary goes to the gym, with predictable results; and a segment we're now calling "REAL Comics", this time featuring a great bit from the always funny comedian Gary Gulman.  It's ANOTHER jam-packed show! 
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In this jam-packed episode, Gary extends a special invitation to Tony. You'll simply have to listen to find out what it is and how that goes!
Plus, Gary gets an email from his Mom; Tony presents some new AND old music; and, a whole lot of Pet Peeves!
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:24am EST

An impromptu, crazy, and revealing conversation about God nearly derails this episode almost before it has started!  It's funny and serious, and Tony may need to ask for forgiveness!
Also, the guys introduce the proprietors of Washington D.C.'s most unique music venue, Songbyrd. It's a cafe, restaurant, and bar, where you can celebrate the surprising return of vinyl music at amazing listening parties, AND hear the latest up-and-coming artists LIVE.  It's VERY cool. And we listen to some records!
Plus: Gary goes to the movies, and an odd "Celebrity Encounter".  Can we get an "Amen"?!
NOTE:  For a schedule of upcoming Songbyrd events, check out, visit them on Facebook at "Songbyrd Music House", and follow them on Twitter, @songbyrddc.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

On this, the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, Tony and Gary recall what happened that day behind the scenes at "Good Morning America", where they were working at the time. It is a fascinating look back at a day we will all Never Forget.
Then, it's part two of our preview of the new Beatles projects. The guys talk to veteran, award winning journalist Larry Kane, author of "Ticket to Ride", about traveling with The Beatles for the entirety of their 1964 and 1965 U.S. tours. No other American journalist had the relationship that Larry had with "the boys". Larry is featured in the new Ron Howard documentary "Eight Days a Week--The Touring Years", in theaters Sept. 15th, and on Hulu Sept. 17th.
PLUS: A Beatles music mystery; Tony gets a new credit card; and the guys go on TV!  It's an episode you won't forget.
Note:  Larry Kane's "Ticket to Ride" is now available as an e-book, and can be ordered through the Amazon portal at
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EST

Tony and Gary PREVIEW tracks from the upcoming, much-hyped CD and LP "The Beatles LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl"! And JOE JOHNSON, host of the nationally syndicated "Beatle Brunch" radio show, tells us what all the fuss is about.
PLUS: The guys review the Olympics, as only they can; the truth about steel-cut oatmeal; a listener-assisted "What Were They Thinking"; a "Celebrity Encounter" with Donald Trump (!); and a tribute to Gene Wilder.
"Beatle Brunch" can be heard on over 60 radio stations nationwide. Go to for complete information.
"The Beatles LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl" can be pre-ordered on the Amazon portal at
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160904.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EST

This episode is really TWO shows in one! First up, from ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption", TONY KORNHEISER!  In a rare, lengthy chat, Kornheiser talks about why he recently decided to leave his long-time ESPN Radio show, and why he's entering the world of podcasting.  He also talks about "Pardon the Interruption" and his relationship with co-host Michael Wilbon.  It's a great conversation with a media and sports personality who is never short on opinions, and who is both revered and loathed by listeners and viewers.
Then, Gary introduces a new game, "Brand or Not?", and pits Tony (Perkins) against the one and only JACKIE MARTLING! Needless to say, hilarity ensues, and the three can barely play the game, what with all of the joke telling.  Tony and Gary are rolling on the floor, and you will be too!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160827.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28am EST

In this truly insane episode, the guys learn an AMAZING bit of trivia about Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" that, surprisingly, they never knew before!  It is really "wild, wild stuff", as Johnny used to say. Also, Gary is an innocent bystander to a traumatic incident. Well....maybe "innocent" isn't the right word. Plus, Tony reviews Paul McCartney's recent concert in D.C.; guest Haley Parker, a real-life "Doctor of Oriental Medicine", performs acupuncture on Gary; and, the guys take an Olympics quiz. It's a gold medal show!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160820.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EST

Gary goes for his annual Boy Scouts camping trip; of course, hilarity ensues, and the campfire song that he shares with Tony and Rob will leave you speechless, and choking with laughter.
Plus:  Jasmine Brand, from, comes on the show to school the guys on what's hot in pop culture--and during the segment, we are surprised to learn just how much Tony knows about the Kardashians.
Also: Yoga pants, big butts, and yet another shockingly bad rock song.  This episode is rated R!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160813.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am EST

It's The Tony Perkins Show's SECOND anniversary, and boy is this episode a rollicking celebration! Our special guest is the funny and talented Lauryn Ricketts, weather forecaster for Washington D.C.'s NBC 4 TV station.  Lauryn has one of the most engaging personalities in television, and she immediately fits right in with the insanity that is this show.  (Lauryn can also be heard giving the "Fantasy Football Forecast" on Sirius/XM during the NFL season, and weekdays on 103.5 WTOP-FM in Washington D.C. and online.)
In this episode, the guys get a congratulatory call from the "National Podcast Association". Plus, the new game "Which Came First", AND, Gary considers getting rid of his old wall phone! The forecast for this episode is FUNNY!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160806.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This CRAZY episode was recorded at 8am in the morning...JUST before it came out! And because of that, we do it in the style of a wacky morning radio show! It's your hosts, Gary and Tony, with special guest newsman OSCAR SANTANA, and helicopter traffic reporter Rob Ford!

On today's show: the "Celebrity True or False Game"; Tony's summer vacation; a never-before-heard piece of music from The Beatles; and great tunes from The Beatnix!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160730.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Tony, Gary and Rob are joined by The Mike O'Meara Show's ROBB SPEWAK, and his son Robert! 13-year-old Robert has come along to try to explain the "Pokemon Go" phenomenon to the old guys, with decidedly mixed results.  Also, Gary pits Robb against Tony in a Pop Culture Challenge, and let's just say the game seems a bit unfair.
Plus: Tony backtracks; and cool music from "City and Colour".
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160723.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

It's EPISODE 100....and you can tell right from the start of this show that the guys are quite giddy about hitting that milestone!  Among the MANY topics covered:  Gary reads congratulatory emails from celebrities; the guys get an update on Rob's gym status; Gary takes care of some personal phone calls; and Tony gets his revenge by quizzing Gary in another edition of the "Unintelligible Lyrics" game! Thanks for listening, folks, and here's to the next hundred shows!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160716.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EST

The guys deliver some MUCH NEEDED comic relief after what has been a TOUGH week for the country. First, Tony tells of a bizarre encounter he had one night after work.  (The story involves naked women!) Then, Gary and Tony open gifts from listener Bob Fay, MUCH to the chagrin of Rob Ford. Plus: the guys call a local tour company to get answers to some rather odd questions about sightseeing in Washington, D.C.; Gary reveals a big secret; and finally, the whole gang watches a WILDLY disturbing video, and their reactions are just priceless. This episode is INSANE! (AND it's Rated "R"!)
Note: The video the guys watch is TOO GRAPHIC to post here. If you think YOU want to watch it (maybe you should listen to THEM watching it first!), here is the link:
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20160710.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EST