48 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #48
Sondra Locke passes and the boys talk about some of her accomplishments. She was former paramour of Clint Eastwood who himself is now 88 years of age and is about to release his latest film, "The Mule." But the majority of the show they discuss one of the most famous UFO abduction cases ever, the one they based the movie: "Fire in the Sky" on: the Travis Walton story. There are things in this story that the movie doesn't discuss that Travis himself revealed in an interview that Chris watched. He shares those things in today's show. Please forgive the audio problem in the first few minutes. To save the show we just left it in. It clears up as the show goes on. And the "Show MUST go on."
50 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #47
The show opens with Chris giving Jennifer a bit of an adjustment. He also explains to Garth how tape-delay works on the show. Then there's some discussion on Peter, Paul and Mary. Then it's off to do some timbering with Garth. He had just cut a tree down on his property earlier that day. He did his impression of Bulwinkle J Moose to which Chris had to back up with Rocket J Squirrel. They discuss some of the other characters on the show. Garth talks about his love for cooking and good food on this Thanksgiving weekend. Garth shows us his hurt finger and the boys talk about finger injuries and swelling and what happens when that's on your RING finger. Chris asks Garth about his wonderful Thanksgiving tradition - Chris' wife makes a rare appearance. Jennifer says hello to one of our listeners: Ben. Has your wife ever smacked you in her sleep? You'll hear a story about that. Chris asks if Garthy has seen anything unusual in the sky in the last week. Chris talks about his sister-inlaw being on a Hallmark TV movie filmed at Graceland. Garth asks Jennifer about his looks.... but Chris is able to make an adjustment to her perception circuit. Smitty sneaks in for a quick cameo appearance discussing where he thinks he'll be for Thanksgiving. He also shows his weak attempt at humor. The discussion turns to one of TV's most exciting shows concerning UFOS: "The Invaders" starring Roy Thinnes. Garth speaks of his London Broil he'll be cooking later, and the way he says it reminds Chris of the late actor Terry Thomas. Roy Clark passed away just a few days before the show was recorded and the boys pay tribute to the late, great, "Hee Haw" guitarist. Chris talks about working for Buck Owens radio stations. They discuss a few of the early 'black and white' comedic actors - and Garth brings it right back to cooking again with his famous pie. You'll have to listen to hear what kind it is... it sounds delicious. Then it's back to the Invaders because Chris wasn't through talking about them. He tells you the secret about what made the Invaders different from humans. Garth talks about his special teeth he made - his apple pie and whether he likes marmalade or jelly - Garth tells what a Dewclaw is and how fun it would be to have one. On the this edition of the firstname.lastname@example.org
51 minutes | Nov 9, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #46
Chris opens the show talking about his dramatic disappearance from last week's show and the vacation he'd just returned from in Ohio visiting family and friends. One of his adventures during vacation was to take his family up to the West Side Market in Cleveland. Perhaps you've seen it featured on the Food Network (like Chris' wife.) If you get a chance to go there sometime you'll enjoy a host of wonderful ethnic foods. Garth talks about the first time he was force-fed cannolis and what it tasted like. They talk about vintage 1960s TV shows - "The Outer Limits" and "Twilight Zone." Both of which Garth always confuses with the other. Which somehow leads to a discussion on chicken fricassee and hossenfeffer. Then they talk about the accident Chris' wife was in during rush hour and the story of how they got a new car the next day. The boys talk about how close the holidays are already and what they like to eat for Thanksgiving. There's much turkey talk. Then it's on to Judge Judy's retirement and Judge Wapner. Then it's spider hunting with Chris and his trusty vaccuum. One of the guys gets his pantaloons in a bunch and Chris has to look up the meaning of "bunch." Is it two or more? Three or more? What?! Then the guys talk about trick-or-treat candy their wives buy for home use. And then the unthinkable happens. Smitty drops by unexpectedly from working in the basement and reminds us why he's not a brain surgeon. Did you hear about the Brazilian encounter with a crashed flying saucer where the recovered what appeared to be an alien body ... and it was still breathing? Are UFOs a government invention or are they something outside the government's understanding? Javelina becomes the next topic of conversation and how the boys hear them on their properties. They're a great taste treat too! If you of ANYONE with an interesting story to tell please send them our way. We might interview them, if they're willing, or just send us the story and we might read it on the show. Contact us at Bunkerboysunderground@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
49 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #45
Show #45 has the boys reminiscing -again, about the good ol' days. As Chris asks about Garths' favorite times of his life and they discuss the thought of retirement and what that might look like. Then one of Chris' favorite garage bands, or should he call it a "Cottage Band": "Pomplamoose", is discussed and how this young couple got together doing music for fun and how that changed their lives forever! Have you ever heard of a song done as a "Mash-up", well the boys discuss what that is and what it means...and how you might even enjoy one! Maybe even two or three. Somehow they get onto the subject of TV stars and the great number we've lost from the 70s TV shows. This leads to more celebrity stories and Chris' chance meeting with comedian Ruth Buzzi and her "Broke Back Mountain" question. Garth tries to tell another of his "sheep" stories that the network censors had to remove to keep the PG13 rating, but you hear the aftermath of it. Chris recalls seeing Pete Rose in Las Vegas one time, signing autographs. When working in radio Chris ran across a few celebrities and got to witness first-hand how some of them can be behind-the-scenes. He had a radio buddy that interviewed both Barry Manilow and Pat Sajak and he speaks about how that went. Since Chris grew up in Akron, Ohio he got to see that pinnacle of Akron festivities, the "Soap-Box Derby". Since he was in marching band... yes, a band GEEK, he got to march in the Soap Box Derby parade and saw a few of the TV stars that were Marshalling it. He speaks about seeing Charlene Tilton from Dallas and a few others from that TV show. He remembers a big Soap Box Derby controversy disqualifying a driver in the race. As Chris remembers riding down the Derby Downs hill when he was a kid that triggers Garth's memory of when he rode and wrecked bicycles with his brother. Chris recants his worst two bicycle accidents. Garth explains how and why he limped home with his pants in hand rather than on his body. Remember the group "America", Chris tells of meeting them one time at a radio station for which he worked. He speaks of one of his favorite magicians whom he met a long time ago: Harry Blackstone Jr. He witnessed a performance of Harry's in Cleveland at the Front Row Theater. If you have a great story to share or have run into a celebrity please email us at email@example.com
50 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #44
The Boys kick off this show with the hot topic of the day, The Kavanaugh hearings and how evidence plays a crucial role in determining if someone is telling the truth or not. Chris relates a story of a court case he was on as a juror and how just because someone might accuse you of something doesn't make it true. Nor should it! He also recants a story about something that happened to him personally that left him flabbergasted! Then Garth and Chris talk about the very first time they met and what transpired. Then a story about what happened to an innocent, volunteer for the Sheriff's department in our little off-grid community - not for the faint-of-heart. Then it's off to some interesting disussion on the new TV show; "Doctor Pimple-Popper!" ... Yes, you read that correctly. Garth quickly escalates the conversation and takes it to an uncomfortably gross direction and then Chris, not to be outdone, follows suit.... but it's all true! Have you ever heard of EVP? It's a "thing" and EVP is an acronym for Electronic Voice Phenomenon. It's the study of voices or apparent voices that mysteriously appear either on recording tape or digital voice recorders and it seems to happen frequently in supposedly "haunted" areas. Garth and Chris talk about this at some length. Then there's the newest ghost toy on the market, the "Ghost Box." You'll hear all about it, including one man's attempt to speak the great Art Bell from the "other side." Then the boys return to the 70s for a little reminiscing about their days of C.B. Radio. What was your handle? Or did you miss the 70s altogether? All on this edition of "The Bunker Boys Underground!" And as always email us a firstname.lastname@example.org.
45 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #43
In the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky, the boys kick off the show with a discussion on their favorite old scary movies and actors. First up is one of Chris' favorites; Mr. Boris Karloff. We learn all sorts of things about Boris, including his real name and some personal things about him. Then Vincent Price is brought up and some surprising things about him that a lot of people don't know. Chris mentions the time he saw Vincent on the old "To Tell The Truth" show back in black and white days of television. Chris recounts his weekends growing up watching scary or horror movies every weekend from Friday night into the wee hours and then later Saturday afternoons in the Cleveland/Akron area. He remembers his favorite horror show hosts; "Ghoulardi" aka Ernie Anderson, "The Ghoul"- aka Ron Sweed, "Count Alucard" (Dracula spelled backwards) and then there was "Evlira" Mistress of the Dark - Cassandra Peterson, and they talk about USA Network's "Up All Night" host, Rhonda Shear. Then Chris details some of the hidden things you might not have know about that great horror movie actor; Vincent Price - who had a famous relative that preceded him. The boys discuss music and how import it is to a culture and Chris remembers a man who was very influential in his career by teaching him in grade-school the importance of the feel of music and the pictures it evokes without us even realizing it. That teacher was Mr. James Reader. Somehow they get onto Wienerschnitzel and then to Peter Lorre - another favorite of the macabre actors in horror. More classic monster movie memories from Garth with his all-time favorite. And right after "Uncle Garth's Almanac of Strange-But-True Facts" listen for Chris' reading of "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
51 minutes | Oct 13, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #42
The boys bring all back home to UFOs today when they discuss the new show "Project Bluebook" and give some details on it's original disinformational history and a little about its project leader, Dr. J. Allen Hynek. This leads Garth into starting a discussion on ancient petroglyphs depicting what appear to be extra-terrestrial phenomena. And Chris brings up the other strange stories the Native Americans have passed down to this generation about the "Cloud Eaters" and the "Star People." They even talk of shadow people. It's interesting how some of their stories line-up with Biblical teachings of what the ancient Hebrew people spoke of regarding giants. Then, of course, no discussion on giants could be complete without mention of the film, "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" from 1958. Garth inadvertently leads us into discussion of what Chris calls Match-ups (what he meant to say was "Mash-Ups") and what clever musicians are doing with two songs for entertainment purposes. Then talk turns to discusion on a news story where a man feigned mental retardation to get attention from women. Then we talk a little about egos and how some people have healthy dose that gets them into trouble. Chris talks about some of the guys that should've had big egos but didn't and he points out some of the big-voiced announcers he idolized in his youth, like Danny Dark and the great movie trailer announcer; Don LaFontaine. Remember that old, scary, abandoned house at the end of the block that nobody dared go past at night? Well, Garth talks about his and how he and his young friends got so scared they found a new and interesting way of getting outside lickety-split. Did you ever step on a nail and had to have it extracted? Garth and Chris both share similar stories, although Garth wins this competition....wait 'til you hear the story - EWwwwww! And 'member how your parents and grandparents always put one of two medicinal treatments on your cuts and scrapes? The subject of jingles and old commercials and products comes up. We'll see if their discussion jogs your memory. The subject of bee and scorpion stings comes up and the boys discuss their scorpion & snipe hunting adventures. Cereal becomes the next topic which makes Chris think of voiceover and commercials. He discussing getting back into doing more commercial voiceovers, which he used to do a lot and has not done much of because of other commitments. Garth is very convincing telling us how much he used to read when he was a youngster - (wink, wink). Then it had to be asked, Chris wants to know when Garth discovered first that he could sing. ...ya know he's quite good. Chris' dad was his early musical influence....on the Next Bunker Boys Underground. Email us at Bunkerboysunderground@gmail.com
41 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #41
The show starts of with a little talk on an Arizona treat, Pinion Nuts! Mmmm Mmmm. Good! This leads to a little Squirrel Talk and Chris' experience with Ohio Black Squirrels - Awww! And how his Grandpa tamed a wild squirrel in the backyard. Then Garth talks about his experience with humming birds and how they interact with him. Then it's Dove-Talk with Garth and his best impersonation of a parrot - and it ain't bad. The boys talk more about the Great State of Arizona and a unique cave that you can experience like no other during a meal with the whole family: The Grand Canyon Caverns. Then they get a suprise visitor in the Bunker... Garths' dog, Rockford, found his way down the airshaft to the door and then there's more animal stories and some not-so-fond memories. And then there's Garth's pizza story....and "The Tip." Do you know what tip means and when it's supposed to be offered? Perhaps you're leaving a tip when it's not "required" and are tips "required? Find out on the next Bunker Boys Underground Show. Email us at Bunkerboysunderground@gmail.com
41 minutes | Sep 28, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #40
] The boys talk about the "fool-proof" method of trapping mice and how that's working for Chris' rodent issue. The boys speak fondly of the many nice attributes the state of Arizona has to offer. Chris reminsces about camping in Ohio as young man at some of the great state parks. Garth brings up the differences between "Camping" and "Glamping." Chris brings up one of his favorite stores and it's unprecedented "Return" policy and some of the things people have dared returned after use...you won't believe it. Then it's a food discussion - do you do "Taco Tuesday?" And the Chris fondly remembers his first fish taco. If you've never tried one you must. He though it didn't sound very appetizing until he tried one. Amazing! Then it's back to another advantage of living in Arizona....Mexico is just across the border. It's a great place to get inexpensive dental work done, fill prescriptions, and buy some good food. Garth tells a story of one of his friends that got false teeth there and they looked like chicklets when he smiled... so buyer beware! The boys talk about the many ghost towns in Arizona like Oatman and Ruby, Calico and Goldfield and let's not forget Tombstone - the town too tough to die. Have you ever met a celebrity that you really like? Chris tells a story of meeting Kenny Rogers and the conversation he started but never got to have the country music legend. Garth tells another ghost story about a time he was out four-wheelin' and had an interesting encounter. The talk continues with great sites to visit in Arizona like Meteor Crater, the Petrified Forest, Kartchner Caverns, The Tucson Bat Cave, & Tucson's Collossal Cave. Then there's the Titan Missile Museum and not to forget Scottsdale's Musical Instrument Museuem. Come for the desert, stay for the entertainment...on the next Bunker Boys Underground.
57 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #39
Well, you knew it could happen. Smitty tries to take over the show but doesn't quite get 'er done. The boys talk about the politicization of John McCain's funeral and how off-putting that was. Then they discuss, at length, some of the issues of the day from the Arizona perspective. What's the problem with letting just anyone cross our borders? What impacts does it have? Then we discuss some differences between President Trump and the former administration and the things the President would like to do to improve the country. Then it's on to a discussion of why some people feel the need to invest in gold. And when people stop trusting banks and decide to hide their money it often gets forgotten about. The boys discuss stories they've heard about discoveries of big coin caches found in various spots around old houses. And the talk turns to property rights and what if you find that huge gold deposit on your property? Is it yours? What does your deed say? And what about prehistoric bones and Native American relics? By the way, what happened to the Anasazi? Rumour has it they were quite possibly chased off by giants. Did you ever tell your kids when they complain about chores that it "builds character?" Chris shares a story about his son and how when he was young he and his family worked on a blueberry farm to save up enough money for a family vacation. Then the guys talk about amusement parks and the fun to be had there. Somehow they get onto the topic of exercise and home gyms and what's good to use around the house for fitness. Are you a musician? Ever loan out your gear? Garth relates a story about loaning out his drums and what happened and the wrap up the show with a Strange-but-True Fact from Uncle Garths Amazing Almanac, on the next Bunker Boys Underground Show.
120 minutes | Sep 14, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #38
The boys start off with a fan controversy, since Smitty hasn't fixed the A/C yet the fan in the studio is pointing a little too much one way than the other. Then it's off to the races - or the race issue in South Africa as the boys get into some more detail on the South African farmer's plight. Chris brings up the fact that American's are grilling more steaks these days due to the stronger economy! They discuss some of their plans for the Memorial Holiday weekend. They discuss the passing of Arizona Senator John McCain and the Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin. And the hyper-politicization of both their funerals. Would you fly in an airliner being controlled by an unmanned control tower? In other words, computers completely controlling your landing? Hmmmm. Then we discuss the mouse-trap technique of wiring the trap per Garth and whether it was success for Chris catching the little varmint living in his house. Garth tells of a mouse that chewed his house wiring to the point of one room not getting any power. How would you like the novelty of a human replica so that friends and family could talk to you long after you've passed on? Someone is doing it! Then there's news on the Titanic and what really caused the great ship to sink. You know how they say "follow the money..." well, when you do and find out why there were so many needless deaths it all comes back to money! Listen to the story of what some knucklehead brought on board one of the longest flights you can take. And then, did you ever wonder how much oxygen is available on a plane - should the plane ever lose cabin pressure? It's not very much! The boys debate Smitty's work habits and his future. Should he stay or should he go? Then we have to check in with our own wacky inventor; Bill from Akron, and let's us peak under the circus tent to see what he's up to and it's never a dull moment - And as always we get a fun bit of historical education along the way. Today Bill talks about a transmitter he's building and restoring old radios to their former glory. We get Bill to tell us about the UFOs he's seen over his lifetime and his first encounter was very interesting looking. Chris briefly discusses the night the Phoenix Lights and how the craft first traveled over Paulden, Arizona. Bill tells the harrowing story of how he once made an antenna from some silver wire and helium balloons and you should never do it. Note: To this day he still has his eyebrows. But you have to hear the story, it's hilarious ....now. And then there's the story about moving a safe from an historic building when he was a youngster...funny but not at the time. All on the next Bunker Boys Underground Show.
53 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #37
The boys are back at it again, checking in with the whole crew - Jennifer and Smitty, and the get going right away on how confusing it is to actually speak into a microphone at a stadium while trying to keep your message en pointe. Then it's mouse-talk with the boys and how best to set a rat or mouse trap. That was a great idea to catch rodents Garth! - They discuss the 'goings-on' in South Africa and how the government there is trying to steal land from land-owners who have legally owned it for decades and in some cases over a century! -OUTRAGEOUS! - They also talk about how politicians in this country tried stealing land and making it tough for ranchers to graze public lands as the ranchers had every rite to do and how legislation and big government blocks people from doing things on their own land! - Right away the boys bring it on home as they talk about stupid county rules - and you have to hear what Chris and his wife had to go through regarding their solar house and county rules - Then Chris was watching Youtube again and checked out a video of someone shooting three different rifles through 3 thicknesses of iron skillets and what happens - Does it go through or not? What do you think? Then it's on to yard sales. Hear Garth tell about the lady who was desperate to get to the sale and what happened. Chris shares his mouse story and the fact that he's still battling mice under his house... but Garth comes up with a foolproof method of baiting traps sure to remedy the problem. Then it's back to corndogs on a stick - really. Then talk of food and burritos leads to discussing "The Flying Burrito Brothers" and "Rock Pyle", Chris discusses his dream camper he found and the Overland/camping get-together in Flagstaff that happens every year, where the latest camper equipment is shown and offered for sale. Then the boys talk about one of the quietest generators for power while you're camping - and it isn't made by Honda and yet costs a lot less than Honda's generators for the same wattage production. The boys talk about "Wolf Nipple Chips" and Monty Python memories. Smitty pulls the wrong wire and almost ends the show prematurely.
45 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #36
The boys start things off by going immediately to their sensitive side by discussing two heart-warming stories; One about a romance between and Dolphin and a Killer Whale, and another concerning butterflies and turtles. They reminisce about school spankings and how different today's punishments are than they went to school. Then they discuss one of the most amazing discoveries ever made when a man attempts to rennovate his home by punching a hole in the wall and what he encounters on the other side. Chris talks about the dumb-luck he encountered when his house was being delivered to his property site. The boys discuss their wacky neighbor who likes to pull guns on people when he's upset. Which reminds Chris of another harrowing story that happened to him recently at a gas station in Phoenix. Garth then talks about road rage and how his wife got rear-ended on the highway recently - and then comes the crazy driver stories with both boys sharing some hair-raising stories. Then Chris tells of tech-support encounter he had while trying to help a lady with her computer problem, proving once again that no good deed goes unpunished. He also shares a story about sometimes saying nothing to a jerk is the best revenge! Then a hoyty-toyty boating client tries to act "too cool for school" and ends up with a mess on her hands. Then we launch into to some other messy stories of birds and how they always seem to reach human targets when we least expect it. As always you can contact as at Bunkerboysunderground@gmail.com
46 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #35
News of a 2nd large, Egyptian Sphinx gets things underway with the boys which launches them right into a discussion on the precision with how ancient pyramids, obelisks, and stone walls were built all over the world - Have you seen the guy on Youtube that has his own flying platform with a jet engine turbine underneath it? Is this the future? Chris' little dog may be going blind - it happened all of a sudden and Garth's dog Rockford appears to be getting better after he bruised his toe - talk then turns to mini-campers and the technology that comes with camping gear today. Chris speaks of his portable solar generators that make camping much nicer than when he used to camp as a kid. Garth takes us back to a camping story he remembers with fondness with his family which gets Chris started on a story of his own involving two little girls and special "Kitty" - Chris tells of a magician that he knew with a lioness whom he'd walk in the evenings around the neighborhood - talk about your neighborhood WATCH program on steroids! - And then Garth gets on a skunk stories roll. I didn't know one person could have such a skunky affinity without even trying. The boys talk about the origin of the blutooth name and the surprising place in history it comes from, and then it's off to the races as they talk about some great old horror movies we grew up on, including some fun trivia that you might not have known about them. And they wrap things up with a trivial but interesting fact from Uncle Garth's Almanac of unusual stuff!
53 minutes | Aug 16, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #34
There's Bigfoot talk as the boys begin today's show. There's discussion on covering up Bigfoot evidence and analyzing new evidence by researcher Dr. Jeff Meldrum. Then something spooky happens in space to the Chinese astronaut that returned from his lunar orbit. He was up there all by himself...and you'll never guess what he hears. - Garth discusses his series of "unfortunate events" in the month of July. Chris talks about Justin Beaver, the real beaver that a lady on Youtube is raising at her home. Have you heard the term "Super Soldiers?" You might want to do your own research on this as it could be coming to a military near you. Garth talks about a show where he saw mermaids might be real? Hmmm. I'm not so sure about that. Which then leads to a discussion on the faery myth where a photographer was fooling people into thinking he could magically capture faeries on film while taking your picture. The boys then start talking about orbs that are mysteriously caught in photographs - what are they? Chris has an idea about what most of them probabaly are. They then get onto the subject of death and one scientist's famous study on it that lead to some very interesting results. Chris talks about the "Rockford Files"and James Garners' total involvement in the show. Both boys share a secret talent they have and don't often admit in public. Then the talk somehow turns to bad teeth and then to horror shows we used to watch as kids. Smitty drops by for a surprise visit. Garth tries to tell us his flea circus story .... again. But Chris heads him off at the pass and then, they reminisce about their favorite TV Shows of the 60s. How many do you remember?
51 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #33
Garth kicks things off with all the stuff that went wrong this month. He shares a string of unfortunate events that we hope are now over - The boys start off with a discussion of music and the very popular topic of "Misheard Lyrics" - Then it's off to unforgettable country songs where the real lyrics are so bad you'll swear Tiny Tim's "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" is masterful! You'll hear some shocking stuff about who helped write one of the Beach Boys songs, and how professional football player was responsible for two hit songs. Check out the true and somewhat surprising stories about how some of Rock and Roll's greatest hits were written and what inspired their lyrics and sounds....on this edition of the Bunker Boys Underground!
57 minutes | Aug 3, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #32
Egypt's Sphynx - Shot by our guest, Paul The show starts off with Garth missing in Action-We think he went to rescue a small calf from a life of drudgery or something, but he joins us soon after! Then the show gets right underway with an interview of our friend Paul. Trust us, you've never met anyone like Pauly. After having saved up all his earnings for several years as a young man - he was determined to see the world for at least a year before returning home to the United States. He shares some fond memories of one leg of that adventure which landed him in Egypt where he had several mini-adventures: A hair-raising, late night hair-cut, getting arrested at the site of the Great Pyramid and sharing a breakfast one morning with people he thought might want to harm him. And that's just the highlights! Learn how Paul traveled light and saved money on hotel bills - his harrowing taxi rides - and the great friends he met along the way without even speaking their language! Sometimes funny, sometimes naughty, but certainly entertaining - you can't miss this one. Contact us at Bunkerboysunderground@gmail.com
53 minutes | Jul 27, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #31
The boys are suffering a bit from the weak air conditioning after Smitty "fixed" the unit…so they had to drag a fan out of storage. But the show gets underway with a story about the latest archaeological find in Egypt; A treasure trove of artifacts concerning an embalmer's station where the mummys got their start! During their Egypt discussion something strange for Arizona happens: A rainstorm! WooHoo! We've been in a draught so long we get excited when you hear rain coming down. Have you heard that space flights are coming soon to those who can afford them, not just from one company but from two! Then the boys talk about the latest military news from President Donald Trump: The announcement of the formation of a Space Force arm of the military. Back on the subject of Arizona rain (2 words not usually used together in the same sentence), the talk about the devasting flood on the Havasupai reservation that took the lives of several tourists. Science has discovered new findings on how heat affects you ability to think. The boys discuss heat stroke, and the last time they both had it. It just so happens that it was when Chris got lost in Cave Creek, AZ on some trails and ended up getting lost and a bunch of rescue folks were looking for him and his hiking partner. It ends well and was a great learning experience. Garth tells of getting almost lost with a knucklehead former buddy that doesn't understand the courtesies of the woods. But did he learn his lesson the first time? Noooooo! He went hunting again with same guy about 4 more times... and the last time the guy sealed his fate with Garth and he won't be hunting with him any more. And we end the show with a strange but true fact from Uncle Garth's Almanac of Interesting and Unusual Facts.
47 minutes | Jul 20, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #30
Garth talks about the test a lot of people dread, the ever-exciting: Colonoscopy! Chris talks about travelling to Williams, Az on old route 66 and listening to some good guitar music like a tourist. Rockford, Garth's dog visits.Since Garth wasn't part of the Ghost show, SHOW #28, Chris recaps a little of it for him and talks about attending Bluegrass festivals where he plays guitar with other players. The boys talk about using phone apps to buy used items and the possible dangers therein and Chris shares a story a friend of his experienced that was a close call - And shares a story about a bargain he found - a low wattage guitar amplifier that fits in nicely with solar usage, not drawing too much power. Garth talks about a few years ago when he had to choose between powering his guitar amp or his refrigerator - Hmmm?! The boys discuss Dim Sum - the great Chinese meal that if you haven't sampled you must some day. It is delicious.l The boys talk about La Choy - Chris' introduction to Chinese food - Remember their 1970s commercials?: "Swing American, why not?!!!" Chris offers some good tips on meeting people when buying or selling items on you phone apps. The boys discuss the lack of cows around the ranch. The boys discuss the fact that Arizona has made a top TEN list! And who makes up the names of these new drugs that drug companies produce and advertise daily?! They talk about the new movie that Gillian Anderson is now or has just finished shooting in Ohio. Remember the 70's TV series: "Hogan's Heroes", Chris shares some interesting facts about one of the cast members; Werner Klemperer, and another famous TV sitcom actor who was his superior in the army - You'll never guess who it is! They briefly discuss the new "Ant-Man & Wasp" movie - Spoiler Alert and we briefly visit Uncle Garth's Almanac of Strange Facts to round out the show!
51 minutes | Jul 13, 2018
Bunker Boys Show #29
The Boys kick off the show with their friend Bill, who is always creating new things or should we say, new-old things to fix antiques or create new versions of antiques that he loves. He talks about how your dog knows when its time to eat or when its time for you to come home from work and how day light savings time can mess up your canine friend's schedule for a while - and what to do to fix it. How's that for a run-on sentence? Bill talks about things you can 3-D print right at home from a downloaded file. He's making all sorts of parts and items that you just can't buy any more because they simpler aren't made now. But if you can render it on a computer in a Computer Aided Drafting program (CAD) you can make it a real object out of plastic. And you don't have to be a computer genius to do it either! Bill talks about "Thingiverse.com" where you download other peoples creations that might work for you too! Isn't the internet great!? He talks about maker-spaces in all the major cities where people come together to help each other learn and make things. Look the one up in your neighborhood. Then we all talk about the future of things and how, in just a decade or two, you might be able to print something solid from a kiosk - while you wait... how about that new guitar or motorcycle you've been eyeing for purchase? Just download and print! The future is unlimited! - Chris discusses an old Art Bell show he recently listened to as he and Bill are big fans... and somehow we get onto the subject of why animals and people were bigger in the past - or were they? And the fact that it never rained on Earth until just prior to the great flood of the Bible. Garth talks about a near-miss (near-hit) when he was helping to pilot a fishing vessel out in the ocean and the radar decided to stop working in the fog. Bill educates us on why there is no more London Fog anymore...we didn't know that. Then we talk about old microphones and Chris talks about his favorite microphones and Bill talks about his preference for the old carbon mics... Chris still says his ribbon mics sound so much better. Garth talks about his arrowhead find that he found on the trail today along "Mossberg Trail" ... the trail between his house and mine that we named after his recently-departed pet pal. The guys discuss the dumb blonde from "Guys and Dolls" - the musical. They discuss the history of the northern Arizona town where they live, near Williams and how one of the biggest and grandest railroad stations called "The Escalante Hotel." There was even a movie made about it starring Cary Grant & Judy Garland called, "The Harvey Girls." And Jennifer finds more information about it on the internet. If you ever visit the Grand Canyon there's a display in the restaurant there showing pictures of some of the Harvey Girls and some of their stories. Needless to say the guys each have to do their own Cary Grant impersonations... where they good?... you be the judge! They discuss the mystique of old route 66 and how they have driven on it and revisited what it must have been like way back when. Both of the guys and their families have eaten at Lulu Bell's restaurant there on I-40 in the little town of Ash Fork, Az where Garth's favorite and AWARD WINNING barbecue sauce is the house sauce! He actually won a contest to be accepted as the house sauce there. They talk about the town of Ash Fork and what's there today. And we find out that they filmed the movie, "Universal Soldier" there starring: Jean Claude Van Damme. We end the show with more strange-but-true facts from Uncle Garth's Almanac and how to spot scorpions in the dark... on the NEXT "Bunker Boys Underground".