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Hungry for Laughs!
27 minutes | Nov 16, 2019
Ep100: Hungry for Finales!
In episode 100, Chuck talks about finales! This episode is meta because it’s the finale of the podcast! Chuck starts out with some behind-the-scenes information. Then he talks about the finales of several TV series: M * A * S * H, Newhart, Seinfeld, and Breaking Bad. Chuck would like to thank all of the...
65 minutes | Nov 2, 2019
Ep99: Hungry for Chicago (A Second Helping)!
In episode 99, Chuck sits down with return guest Scott Glennon to talk about Chicago—again! Scott was the first guest on the podcast, and he is the last guest on the podcast. Chuck and Scott talk about what’s been happening in Chicago since the first episode of the podcast (posted over four years ago)—and there...
20 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Ep98: Hungry for Kolchak: The Night Stalker!
In episode 98, Chuck talks about Kolchak: The Night Stalker! This short-lived TV series from the 1970s is based on an unpublished novel The Kolchak Papers, and two TV movies The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. Each episode has Chicago reporter Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin, investigating crimes perpetrated by monsters, creatures, or...
65 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Ep97: Hungry for The Who!
In episode 97, Chuck sits down with Stephen Fieffer to talk about The Who! Stephen’s dad, David, was a huge Who fan; so, he and Chuck, and those close to David, had no choice but to be huge Who fans as well. Stephen and Chuck talk about the history of this iconic English rock band....
25 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Ep96: Hungry for Battle of the Planets!
In episode 96, Chuck talks about Battle of the Planets! This animated TV series from the late 1970s is an adaptation of the Japanese animated (anime) series Gatchaman. Five young people, the members of G-Force, protect Earth from Zoltar and his evil forces from the planet Spectra! With one word—TRANSMUTE!—the members of G-Force gain cool...
83 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Ep95: Hungry for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!
In episode 95, Chuck sits down with return guest Pat Nevis to talk about It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! This show follows the wonderfully inappropriate misadventures of five lovable (?) characters as they try to get ahead in life (?). If you hang around with people like Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and/or Frank—perhaps you...
14 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
Ep94: Hungry for Gyros!
In episode 94, Chuck talks about gyros! These pita sandwiches, or wraps, hold beef/lamb, pork, or chicken that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Then it’s topped with onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. (and fries?) Don’t get caught up in the pronunciation! Chuck mentions a few examples of gyros in TV shows, and he also...
59 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Ep93: Hungry for John Hughes!
In episode 93, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Alan Kurtzweg to talk about John Hughes! John Hughes is the writer and/or director and/or producer of some of the most well-known comedies of the 1980s and 1990s. Here are just some of his movies: National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, The Breakfast Club, Pretty...
23 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Ep92: Hungry for Bruce Lee!
In episode 92, Chuck talks about Bruce Lee! Bruce Lee is considered by Chuck, and many others, to be the greatest martial artist of all time! Bruce died at the age of 32; and no, Muhammad Ali did not kill Bruce Lee—no matter what a past guest would have Chuck believe! Bruce Lee developed his...
82 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Ep91: Hungry for Rome!
In episode 91, Chuck sits down with return guest Scott Glennon to talk about Rome! Scott was a study-abroad student in Rome! Italy’s capital has been around a long time; and there’s lots of history, in and around Rome, to explore. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is located wholly within...
16 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
Ep90: Hungry for Cryptids!
In episode 90, Chuck talks about cryptids! Cryptids are creatures whose existence is based mostly on anecdotal evidence—not Science! Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra are some well-known cryptids. Chuck thinks he may have uncovered a pattern or theme with regard to certain states in the U.S.A. being home to a variety of...
64 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Ep89: Hungry for Oaxaca!
In episode 89, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Gabriella Van Leuven about Oaxaca! Oaxaca is a state in southwestern Mexico, and it’s the name of the state’s capital city. Gabriella and her family spent a month in Oaxaca in 2018! Indigenous cultures, the Zapotecs, the Mixtec, and others, have survived better than most others...
31 minutes | May 16, 2019
Ep88: Hungry for Replacement Actors!
In episode 88, Chuck talks about replacement actors! It’s when an actor is replaced by another actor to play the same character. Only actors in television series are considered—and no animal actors are included! One of the most famous replacement actors is Dick Sargent who replaced Dick York as Darrin Stephens on Bewitched. Tell Chuck...
62 minutes | May 2, 2019
Ep87: Hungry for Indoor Cycling!
In episode 87, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Shawna Harris about indoor cycling! Shawna has been riding a bike to nowhere for years! Shawna talks about the structure and goals of an indoor cycling class; but Chuck has a friend, past guest Dave Ryan, who does indoor cycling at home. Different, well-known brands are...
29 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Ep86: Hungry for Aikido!
In episode 86, Chuck talks about aikido! Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei). Chuck has been a fan of aikido ever since he saw the movie Above the Law starring Steven Seagal. This martial art emphasizes blending with and redirecting an attacker’s energy. Chuck talks about aikido training and techniques...
72 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Ep85: Hungry for Guinness®!
In episode 85, Chuck sits down with return guest Tom Kearney to talk about Guinness®! First things first: Guinness® is a registered trademark of Guinness & Co. Chuck and Tom both enjoy a pint of Guinness! Guinness might look like a pancake syrup, but it’s not as thick as it looks. Chuck and Tom talk...
43 minutes | Mar 16, 2019
Ep84: Hungry for The Pink Panther!
In episode 84, Chuck talks about The Pink Panther! Most of the episode is about the British-American film franchise directed by Blake Edwards. The title comes from the name of the fictional diamond that has been stolen in the original film. There were seven sequels after the first film that were directed by Edwards. Many...
71 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
Ep83: Hungry for Folklore!
In episode 83, Chuck talks via Skype from Canada (That’s a first!) with Jacob Meza about folklore! Jacob is the host of the So It Is Told podcast. (Find it on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Google Play; Twitter and IG: @soitistoldcast; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soitistoldcast/) Chuck and Jacob discuss myths, legends, fables, and fairy tales. Why were these...
14 minutes | Feb 16, 2019
Ep82: Hungry for Omelettes!
In episode 82, Chuck talks about omelettes! Chuck recalls eating and making omelettes ever since his oldest brother introduced them to him. The one basic rule to remember about making omelettes is that you have to break a few eggs; however, this dish is not without its controversies. The omelette may have originated in France,...
55 minutes | Feb 2, 2019
Ep81: Hungry for The IT Crowd!
In episode 81, Chuck talks over-the-phone with his nephew Jonathan and Jonathan’s wife Natalie about The IT Crowd! This Britcom had four series (seasons) and concluded with a special episode. This show follows Jen, Roy, and Moss (and Richmond) who work in the IT department of Reynholm Industries. Watch as they get into hilarious trouble...
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