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  • 9/16/19

    R&J #441 – Truthteller

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    Rob, Joe and Robby apologize and explain what happened last week. Rob would like to do a third edition of the Scott Apple game, but that would put Joe in a weird position. Joe attends his rich buddy’s party and is disappointed by the number of people he actually knows in attendance. Rob couldn’t go to the party because he was in Syracuse where he met a comedian whose act and claims to fame were equally outrageous. Rob heard Joe’s solo pre-game hour on the way back from New York, so they compare notes. Joe pulls back the curtain on the glamorous life of a sports broadcaster. Rob is still unsure about his appearance on Laughfinder after the fact, but he feels he was good at rolling the die.

    Recorded Monday, September 16th at 6:30PM

    9/2/19

    R&J #439 – Cause for Alarm

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    The Die Laughing crew makes a trip to Virginia Beach. Joe works in the FunnyBone sound booth there and walks a mile in Robby’s shoes. An audience member playing a role gets confused by stage direction. Joe is a big fan of karaoke if you bring some outstanding comedic entertainers with you to participate. First responders race to the hotel, where several of the cast is staying, because of an incident in their room. Joe must appear in traffic court and regrets not drawing on some constitutional law knowledge when he had the chance. Everyone weighs-in with this year’s Super Bowl predictions. Joe needs help with his A.D.D.

    Aired Live Monday, September 2nd  at 7:30PM

    8/26/19

    R&J #438 – More Than She Bargained For

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    Joe starts the show by repeating a punchline that hits close to home. Jeff Goldblum is inching toward A-list status with his new Disney deal. Joe gives his review of a new movie starring a golden retriever. SPOILER ALERT! Rob has a Gramps story, but this one he heard at home, not from the man himself. Katie and Joe spent a day in Hershey and couldn’t handle the rollercoasters nor believe the number of ugly people. A major beef that Katie has with Joe spills over on to the show. SNL announces their lineup for season 45 and Rob points to a couple of special nights, for one in particular he’s sure Katie will want to set the DVR. Rob learns a lot about promotion and the definition of “curse word” from his black comedy colleagues. An inferior product and poor customer service do not deter Joe and Erik from being loyal customers to Five Plated Clothing. Although they both look forward to it, neither Rob nor Joe has tried the new Popeye’s sandwich. Katie has major concerns about her rapidly aging husband. Die Laughing seems to be gaining a following finally in Annapolis, but Joe worries when he sees that the crowd skews older. Joe spots someone familiar at a baby shower who doesn’t really want to admit to being a “fan”.

    Aired Live Monday, August 26th  at 7:30PM

    8/12/19

    R&J #437 – A Dick Thing to Do

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    A suspicious story involving Alex Rodriguez is in the news. It seems that Joe’s not allowed to interview Ray Lewis. Rob believes that some of the Ravens must know who Joe is.  He disagrees and then comments on Antonio Brown’s helmet issue and personal safety. Rob is angry at a venue that canceled his spot for the upcoming weekend, and so is one fan/contributor who bought tickets. While performing with John Witherspoon at the DC Improv, Rob must play defense for the legend when a suspicious woman wants a formal introduction. When Joe’s Five Plated T-Shirt is finally finished, he realizes that Chris has pulled a bait and switch. The former show announcer shares celebrity gossip with Rob. The Die Laughing cast was spoiled over the weekend with a luxury Airbnb and enormous pizza pies. Joe discovers that two of the dancers in the troupe are complaining about one of their numbers.

    Aired Live Monday, August 12th  at 7:45PM

    8/5/19

    R&J #435 – Cheat Day

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    Rob’s new t-shirt leads to Joe talking about a coffee stain on his car. Robby appears to be trolling Joe on Twitter. Joe second-guesses himself about how to bathe his dog. While 98 Rock/WBAL listeners await an announcement about who will be the regular sports anchor, Joe continues to help fill the slot and find his way. No one, including Rob, knows what to expect whenever they perform at the Shriners Temple. When Katie leaves town, Joe takes a well-deserved extreme rest day. There’s no more relaxing for Joe when he is forced to deal with old hornets nest. Rob poses a disturbing hypothetical questions.

    Aired Live Monday, August 5th  at 7:30PM

    7/29/19

    R&J #434 – Shoot Your Shot

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    Technical issues still plague the show, including the show notes on Rob’s computer which have suddenly reverted to topics from almost a year ago. Beyond a back yard for the dog, Joe lists the other features they’ll need in a new house. A listener suggests a topic for the show. Joe feels slighted when he’s not invited to a station event. Then covering his first Ravens practice, he struggles to find his way. Rob has a new phrase he uses to be both dismissive and hilarious with Tawanda, Joe yearns for the day he had something similar with his bride. Katie is attending a friend’s bachelorette party out of town and Joe is setting some ground rules.

    Aired Live Monday, July 29th  at 7:30PM

    7/22/19

    R&J #433 – After Hours

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    Some fluky technical issues prevent Rob and Joe from doing a live show, and almost keep them from doing a show at all. Rob has a lot of problems flying to and from Nebraska. Rob’s travel dilemma got him back to DC too late to make the murder mystery on Sunday night, but that was the just the beginning (and the least) of the problems getting that show off the ground. A possible opportunity arises once again, and Joe asserts himself quickly, when a change at the radio station is announced. Joe has strong opinions about the new trailer for the Top Gun sequel and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

    Recorded Monday, July 22nd  at 8:15PM

    7/15/19

    R&J #432 – Full Gramps

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    A “fan” gives Rob and Joe a backhanded compliment for their time subbing on afternoon drive last week. Rob makes a big splash in the Lincoln, Nebraska radio pool promoting himself. Rob encounters a successful actor/comedian with an interesting business model. A lot of people have thoughts about what Joe’s Instagram username should be. Joe is lending both financial and moral support to Jeremy’s film project, and he appears to be the only one. Katie receives an album of photos from their destination wedding and is distraught over one photo that taints the whole book. Gramps sent two stories to Rob this week, and this time he may have gone too far. Katie has legitimate concerns that Joe may eventually have experiences comparable to his father. Joe and Katie have made a huge life decision based solely on their dog. Joe discusses his aversion to yard work based on childhood trauma. Joe closes the show with his reviews of ‘Stranger Things 3’ and ‘Yesterday’. WARNING SPOILERS!

    Aired Live Monday, July 15th  at 7:30PM