Joe expresses his frustration with employees who think they’re entitled to a day off every time it snows. This leads to stories about Joe and Robby’s days at bus boys and getting “Emilied”. Rob gets called-out for not having a clue about how to organize a bachelor party. Katie and Joe plead their cases for custody of Oscar should things go awry, and a judgment is rendered. Tawanda stands up for what’s right when she gets overcharged at Hobby Lobby. Joe wants to know if Katie’s father should be included in the bachelor party. Rob reveals the name of the listener who expressed concern about Katie’s “anger issues”. Katie looks inward to examine the possibility that there is some truth to it and from where these issues might be coming.
Aired Live Monday, January 14th at 7:30PM
Rob and Joe celebrate their 400th episode with no fanfare or anything extraordinary planned. Joe has another reason to celebrate. A visit with an old friend makes Joe realize what a hard worker he is. Rob goes to Korea where he makes the most of his by trip pushing the murder mystery, outlining the next script and catching up some movies. The Bear’s missed field goal in last weekend’s playoff game was officially ruled as a block, but Marcus doesn’t want to hear excuses. Joe invites strangers to the house for New Year’s Eve, which leads to a weird discussion about what you would feel comfortable having your neighbors do in your home, and also a confession. A fan posts a comment taking Joe to task. With Mara Reinstein scheduled to return soon, Joe talks about his confusion with the Golden Globe awards. Joe saw Robby many times over the holidays, but refused to pass along a gift from a fan that was sent to his home. Joe is confused by Asian dining.
Aired Live Monday, January 7th at 7:30PM
Joe wrestles with himself over whether or not to talk about one holiday incident where Katie lost or misplaced a certain package. When Gramps sends a text to what he thinks is a customer’s number, he gets a reply he did not expect. The new novel by Robby and Joe’s uncle was a popular Christmas present in 2018. Joe gets a gift bonanza being on his future mother-in-law’s Christmas list. The Die Laughing Production secret Santa gift exchange produced some extraordinary presents, but a portrait painted of Joe and Katie stood-out above all others. Rob still feels self-conscious about his own reaction when receiving gifts. Rob and Joe open gifts from Marcus on the air. Both the cast and the audiences were filled with the Christmas spirit for the final few murder mystery performances of the year and things got wild. Rob is traveling out of the country to perform on New Year’s Eve, and Joe explains why he will never be allowed to do anything like that in the future. There will be no celebrating of the upcoming 400th show because Rob and Joe just don’t think its a big deal. With the benefit of hindsight, some of Rob and Joe’s worst moments from past shows are being reexamined and highlighted on Twitter. Erik gets a sex toy for Christmas.
Prerecored Wednesday, December 26th at 6:30PM
Rob has a new outgoing message he’s sure will please Joe. Robby and Joe’s uncle appears to have gotten a bump in sales on his new book based on the plug he received from the show. Rob and Joe call Erik again to hear about someone sabotaging his newest comedy project just for a laugh. A new Gramps-submitted story has everyone urging him to quit his job or retire. David Koechner provides a woman in need with a Christmas miracle and Rob is there to witness his generosity. A friend of a friend gets a spot on Rob’s fantasy footfall league, comes in last and now won’t pay his fee. After going to look at ice sculptures, Joe’s future father-in-law lashes out at some women with whom he crosses paths. Michael Chamberlin takes Joe to task again, this time over one of Joe’s favorite movies from this year. Katie finds a deadly creature inside the house.
Aired Live Monday, December 17th at 7:30PM
Inspired by a fan’s comments, Rob starts the show talking about the merits of pita bread, followed by an update on his outgoing message. Robby takes a beating in the iTunes review section. Two Die Laughing cast members had trouble with their musical numbers over the weekend and one of them is called live to discuss the issue. Katie is not happy with J-L Cauvin’s new nick name for her. Joe and Katie tell the story of how they lucked into getting a beautiful new rescue dog. Katie’s father continues to challenge Joe and his objection to Christmas light projectors. A new drama on Bravo has piqued everyone’s interest and lifted the profile of actor Eric Bana. Rob is eager to see reviews for Clint Eastwood’s new film but he’s unable to find any. Rob supports his colleague Kevin Hart’s decision to quit the Oscars gig days after he was announced as the host. An exclusive clip of Marcus’s radio play is heard and discussed. He then provides an update on his communications with Jim Amato. Chris Restivo has a new job.
Aired Live Monday, December 10th at 7:30PM
Joe details how he celebrated his birthday which included some classic Gramps on display, and an activity Robby would have enjoyed had he been invited. During his time performing in Connecticut, Rob nearly commits to an all TGIFridays diet. While planning a Christmas light caper, Joe must point out the hypocrisy of one person who voices moral objections to the criminal plot. Joe gives his thoughts on some of the films he’s seen in theaters recently. Marcus is confronted about his lack of communication with another person close to the show. Joe and Katie encounter a racial stereotype at the movies and have completely different reactions to the situation. Joe is confronted for a running joke he’s been making behind someone’s back. Joe critiques Katie’s tree decorating and she doesn’t take the feedback very well.
Aired Live Monday, December 3rd at 7:30PM
Joe finds himself at odds with several members of the Peusch family at the same time. Frank is called to get some clarification on why Joe was excluded from an important family tradition. Meanwhile there is trouble among the Peusch women and some holiday festivities are in jeopardy. Joe’s pre-game partner makes him feel underdressed for the broadcast on RavensWalk. There is yet another revelation about Joe and Katie’s bedroom behavior. Joe’s birthday is this weekend and he talks about his plans for (and his feelings about) the big 5-0. Gramps’ brother reaches out to Joe for a plug. Rob and Joe reveal the title of their next murder mystery. Joe revisits wedding hashtags, which leads to brainstorming about the details of Rob’s wedding. Joe repeats a prediction he highlighted on 98Rock for the podcast listeners.
Aired Live Monday, November 26th at 7:30PM
Robby prematurely alerted Justin to a potential problem at Saturday’s murder mystery performance. Justin must reluctantly apologize to an audience member who was offended. Everyone seems to love Erik’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ except Gramps. The Real Housewives of Potomac keep bumping into Rob at comedy shows. Rob feels silly after hearing a 25 year old song and asking if its new. Rob starts to panic when he thinks he might not make his connecting flight to Portland and miss his gig. Rob learns how weird Portlanders are. Choosing to sit at the restaurant bar can be an adventure according to Joe and Katie who even create a strategy for dealing with smartass bartenders. Katie considers the possibility that a U.S. presidential candidate’s wife at some point cast her vote for his opponent. It seems that no one can contain their tears watching “The Boy and The Piano” Christmas spot starring Elton John. Joe will risk being burned alive for a tasty Thanksgiving main course.
Aired Live Monday, November 19th at 7:30PM