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You Big Dumb Idiot
57 minutes | Jun 28, 2015
048: The X-Files/Rebel Scully
We beam in Elisabeth Clem, x-pert in The X-Files, all things Sculler and Muldo, and exactly what kind of parents would let one kid get abducted and name the other kid Fox. Feat. a round of Monster of the Week on Fleek AND mild to very major spoilers.* *TO AVOID MAJOR SPOILERS (or "spoilers," seeing as the show ended thirteen years ago), skip 31:10 - 35:40, OR just get Netflix already, god MOM
43 minutes | Jun 14, 2015
047: Being a Weird Artist/Patricia Arquette of Choice
Artist Sophie McMahan of You Were Swell stops by to talk gouache, monsters, B movies, and the skill and moxie that drive her to create comic books in which her tender feelings are narrated by buxom girl gangs with big hair and man-pulverizing laser eyes. Feat. a round of You Were Swelling.
32 minutes | May 4, 2015
046: Radio/Real, 2 Real
Hit on-air personality Maggi Mayfield walks in live, radio voice and all, to teach a couple of podcast plebes about theater of the mind (instead of the butt) and how she keeps radio lyfe popping in 2015. Feat. a round of Cuba Gooding Jr.
39 minutes | Mar 29, 2015
045: The British Invasion/The One True Dave Clark
‘ELLO, GUVNAHS, BLOKES AND EDNAS! David Butler joins Andrew and Lindsey to explore a historic, dynamic musical landscape while some pervert films it all for television. Feat. a round of I Wanna Fold Your Sand… guvnah. #sorryciliving
44 minutes | Mar 15, 2015
044: Stand-Up Comedy/¡Oh, Rancheros!
Comedian Esteban Gast joins Andrew and Lindsey in the studio and nothing at all hilarious happens and it is all very boring and mundane and y'know what, you should probably just skip this one and delete this podcast and, heck, throw your computer right in the garbage. Feat. a round of Heckleberry Finn.
46 minutes | Mar 8, 2015
043: Running a Record Label/Twinkie the Cowboy
When Isaac Arms of Heirship Records stops by, the members of tweecore shoegaze band of gays Mullet Over take their chance to handshake with the local label and discuss how the musician went from making tapes in his bedroom to releasing records from his living room. Feat. an unrelated, yet passionate, round of Meat Safety Dot Org and a totally unqualified equine theme.
40 minutes | Feb 15, 2015
042: Jobs/Resume the Pudding
Newly jobless and with nothing to lose, Lindsey binges on Sleepy Creek wine and bands together with the still-employed Andrew to rename the podcast, complain about cover letters, dilute themselves for public acceptance, and prepare Lindsey joys and clinical depressions of unemployment.
42 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
041: Outtakes 2014/Cunnilingus 30 Times
If you’ve never listened to You Big Dumb Idiot before, for the love of God, either don’t or do start here! Eschewing YBDI's typical cutting-edge journalism and electric camaraderie, join Andrew and Lindsey on a lush tour of the stuff that got cut in 2014, including the invention of the tampad, a literal baby winning an Olympic medal, former ghosts; and guests who smoke hash, get yelled at by method actors, and constantly confuse Ice-T with Ice Cube.
42 minutes | Dec 7, 2014
040: Appetizers/Many a Nugget
Appetizer expert and wonderful human Michelle Hyde arrives in the YBDI studio bearing all manner of cheeses and whiskey-soaked delights to teach Andrew and Lindsey how to navigate the delicious (and adorable) realm of tiny foods. Feat. a round of Fancy Appy Party.
39 minutes | Nov 16, 2014
039: Politics/Figuratively Hitler
Local (politics) junkie and very excellent sport Sam Shore campaigns by the studio to buy Andrew’s vote with sandwiches, pander to the young people (ages 4-5), and discuss his impressive grassroots and carrot-roots campaign to run for Champaign City Council. Feat. a round of There He Is, Mr. City Council Member.
50 minutes | Nov 9, 2014
038: Late-Night Talk Shows/Any Jimmy at All
TV personality Joe Barlow joins Bleeding Gums Murphy & the YBDI Orchestra to share his thesis on Jay Leno, almost losing an Emmy to a raccoon puppet, and the ongoing cultural relevance of good old-fashioned honest conversation (and also white guys). Feat. a round of Password in the Style of Jimmy Fallon.
43 minutes | Nov 2, 2014
037: Jimmy Stewart Jimmy Stewart Jimmy Stewart
Cradle yourself in the arms of Joe Taylor to survive this insistent post-Halloween scare-o-ween: the ghost of Jimmy Stewart eats beans, Andrew has a 100% chance of getting ebola, and the scariest part of all—a guest will never arrive. Feat. Spooky Stories from Yahoo! Answers.
45 minutes | Aug 10, 2014
036: Morning Zoo/The Carpet Is Sentient
Devoid of guest, Lindsey and Andrew freeball their way through a podcast, exploring the real poop on topics like what decade it is, Lindsey’s exploding KKH fame, Seth Cohen’s kingdom of lies, and live-tweeting Cinderella’s ball. Feat. a round of Would You Dan Rather?
44 minutes | Aug 3, 2014
035: Travel/Sounds Like Lesbian
Jetsetter Keith Hollenkamp globetrots through the studio to tell his worldly tales of Turkish baths (i.e. buckets of water to the face), eating room-temperature fermented shark, and being rescued at sea by a dragon made of puffins. Feat. a round of Where in the World is Keithman Sandiego?
41 minutes | Jun 22, 2014
034: OITNB/Shank Fever
Prison ladies Andrew and Lindsey reconvene on the topics of nun hubris, mob dinner parties, talking slow and barely smiling, and the scariness of murder after rolling hard on Season 2 of Hey, Prison’s Fun Sometimes! Feat. a round of Orange Is the New DAT ASS and also, tons of spoilers, globviously.
39 minutes | Jun 15, 2014
033: Animation/Git Really Dun
Dapper Southern gent and animation student Donnie Ferguson talks to us about the joys of learning to make movie magic. Feat. a round of Quotes 2/Quotesters University/The Inquotables/A Quote’s Life/Quote/Quote Fu Panda/How to Quote Your Dragon (1 & 2).
40 minutes | Jun 8, 2014
032: Friends/How a Bill BECOMES a Law
Thank The Rachel that guestpert Katie Prosise is NOT on a break from discussing the humors and hijinks of wildly different identical white people (#NotAllFriends) going commando and sticking their heads in turkeys in 1990s New York City. Feat. a round of Friends by Numbers.
36 minutes | May 25, 2014
031: Farming/Fresh Out the Cloaca
Guestpert Dane Hunter takes Andrew and Lindsey from fence row to fence row on a comprehensive journey through the world of agriculture and family farming so that they can chain themselves to the land and spread their seed (corn) with all that sweet, sweet podcast money. Feat. a round of Rapid Farm.
41 minutes | May 18, 2014
030: Classical Music/I Hate the Elderly
Griffin Candey talks to Opera Nicole Smith and classically-trained penis Andrew about monks, Cat Fancy, the lines where all the dots go, and classical music, a thing he knows a lot about and also *adjusts monocle* composes. Feat. a round of Mozfart.
37 minutes | May 11, 2014
You Big Dumb Idiot 029: Survivor/Blood of My Enemies
Andrew and Lindsey probst Lauren VanOsten on her imminent plan to be the next ruthless, cunning, and swords-for-hands-y sole survivor on the most popular reality show ever. Contains 14 years’ worth of spoilers and a round of Would You Richard Hatcher.
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