The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 123: Kindergarten, Andy Beningo & Jeff Allen

[display_podcast] It was such a landmark moment when we put our youngest child on the bus, sending him to kindergarten, for the first time. Mom was crying. Dad was doing a celebratory dance. ON the other end, the kindergarten teacher was weeping, soul searching, doubting every career move leading to this day. My kids were confused about what kindergarten even is. I think this is because of its very name. Kindergarten is German, literally meaning “children’s garden”, which doesn’t even seem to m … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 122: State Fair, Kerri Pomarolli & Derrick Tennant

[display_podcast] I took my family to the Minnesota State Fair this year. It was my dad, my sons and me. Now, my dad gets the same look when he enters the State Fair as when he enters Sam’s Club: this bedazzled, mystical gaze. I guess he’s hypnotized by all the oversized fried food. And, according to tradition, my dad refuses to park in the State Fair parking lot. Instead, he insists that we park on the front lawn of one of the local homeowners who have graciously opened up their sod-covered oas … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 121: Working From Home, Clayburn Cox & David Horsager

[display_podcast] I have a home office that I work out of. People often assume that it’s nice working from home and I must get SO MUCH WORK DONE, since I don’t commute to work. Now, when I first began this venture, I read a book about how to work from home. The book said that if you have a family, prepare yourself! Because your family will have a very hard time leaving you alone. I read this and thought, “Oh, no. Not my family. My family is considerate, thoughtful, and loving. They would never … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 120: “Human Being Origins”, Chris Rossetti & Ron Pearson

[display_podcast] I like thoughtful debates. But when I worked full-time in radio, we would get the strangest phone calls from listeners; and I rarely had an opportunity to have a thoughtful discussion. I remember a time when I was about 19 and I had just finished a book about etymology, which is the study of word origins. I learned that root word “ped” means “foot”. Therefore, this is where we get the English words “pedestrian”, “pedometer”, and “pedicure”. This may not seem very interesting t … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 119: Flies, Joby Saad & Michael French

[display_podcast] Summer’s over and while we don’t get many houseflies this time of year, the ones that do enter into our home seem quite lethargic.  Maybe it’s due to age.  Maybe it’s just their perspective on life.  I mean, think about it - on a typical day, a common indoor housefly will look at a person and think: “Okay… that human beast is about 600 times larger than me.  It can crush me into oblivion instantly.  I think I’ll land on his face.” They’re not very bright.  And they’re even mo … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 118: Giving Thanks with Sam Beman and Kristin Weber

[display_podcast] It’s good manners to be thankful, so we have this holiday once a year to remember to be thankful. But, why not have other “manner-related” holidays? Pleasegiving. We could have it the day before Thanksgiving, and if you don’t do Pleasegiving, you don’t get to eat Thanksgiving. Other potential holidays: OpenTheDoorForStrangersGiving, NoInteruptingConversationsGiving, ForkOnTheLeftOfThePlatesGiving, CoverYourNoseWhenYouSneezeGermsNonGiving, NoBelchingInElevatorsGiving… just a … [Read more...]