Foreign Exchange Guest & Greg Hahn

[display_podcast]My family recently hosted a German teacher as part of an exchange program for three weeks. Not a foreign “student” exchange, but teacher. My wife is a teacher as well, so the two of them – my wife and Simone - have a lot to talk about.At first, I was very nervous about the whole affair. Three weeks is a long time for someone to stay at our home. Even my own sister can only last two days before she reaches her maximum tolerance and has to leave.But we were offered a lo … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 141: Dog Names, Bone Hampton & Darrel Dyer

[display_podcast]I think it’s weird how people name their dogs. I mean, it’s clear that dogs aren’t even aware that they have names. “Your name is Spot.”“OK… whatever. Whatever you’re trying to communicate with me is fine. I’ll just keep wagging my tail like this because you seem to enjoy it. Ya got any food?! How do you stand on your back legs for so long like that? That’s really impressive. Ya got any food?!”“You are Spot.”“Finger. Pointing. Got it. You seem to want me to wag m … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 140: Arguing with Six-year-old, Steve Geyer & Bob Smiley

[display_podcast]Arguing with a six-year-old is like nothing else in life. There are simple “argument rules” that they simply don’t abide by. For instance, when entering into a debate, each statement you utter should be backed up by reality. But, they are unaware of that restraint.Also, in a six-year-old’s rationale, they can begin, substantiate and end an argument with one word: No. Here’s what I mean: “Dad, give me $1,000”“Son… I can’t give you $1,000. I don’t have it to give.” … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 139: Emoticons, Lisa Mills & Chonda Pierce

[display_podcast]I have a college degree in Communications. And, one of the unchanging facts in communicating with people is that emotion cannot be accurately conveyed through textual (versus verbal) interaction.Then came emoticons.Emoticons are important in today’s text messaging society. Now, emotions can be effectively communicated, such as: I hope you lose all your money and end up in a cardboard box =) See how the smiley face softens the blow of the preceding c … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 138: Clothes Explosion, Karen Bankhead & Comedian Nazareth

[display_podcast]With Spring in the air, or as we call this time of year in Minnesota, “Sorta-Summer”, my kids end up wearing their winter clothes while outside, but it’s much warmer indoors. So, whenever they come home, they don’t just shed their coats and winter pants when they enter the doorway… there is a clothing explosion!“We’re home!” BOOM!! (coats fly behind the sofa, there’s a tasseled beanie impaled into to the wall).It’s truly frightening. And then, later, not a single one … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 136: Elevator Hero, Matt Falk & Sonny Shroyer

[display_podcast]A while back, I was in Fresno. I was in an elevator just as the doors were closing. At the last second, I saw this guy sprinting across the lobby trying to make it in before the doors closed, so I politely tapped the door, causing it to open again so he could get in the elevator with me. As he boarded, he looked at me with a surprised expression and said, “Thank you. Cheers, mate!” in his Australian accent.Now, if he were from Toledo, I wouldn’t have a second thought abou … [Read more...]