Necessary Distraction with Brian and Jamie
By Brian O'Sullivan and Jamie Pierce
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Need distracting? Comedians Brian O'Sullivan and Jamie Pierce are here to entertain, educate and enlighten (among other alliterative verbs). When all the horrible news of the world leaves an unpleasant taste in your mouth, cleanse your palate with this soothing sorbet of a podcast. Play games, sing songs, learn new things! Join Brian and Jamie as they focus on trivial matters made to seem significant so you'll forget, at least temporarily, our daily slow trek into the newly opened portal to hell. Enjoy!
||ExplicitDistracted by Homing Pigeons||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian and Jamie let Jesus take the wheel - assuming he's available.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Flight Attendants||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian writes the songs that make the whole world laugh while Jamie dines with some carnivorous Catholics.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Bigfoot||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian's Cup runneth over while Jamie's mem'ries light the corners of his mind (and his TV).||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by the Village People||also George Carlin and Amputations!||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by the World Cup||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian is going for broke while Jamie puts his best face forward.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Neckties||plus Arrested Development and Fad Diets!||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Huey Lewis (with special guest Joey Christopoulos)||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian and Jamie welcome comedian Joey Christopoulos to discuss everything on this YouTube playlist||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Mom||Necessary Distraction with Nancy and Tracy||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Glassblowing||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian's symptoms are nothing to sneeze at while Jamie is stuck on his fellow commuters.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Smallpox||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian brags about his large part while Jamie opens wide but keeps his mouth shut.||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Las Vegas!||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian and Jamie are on location at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino to bring you a special Vegas-themed episode!||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS: Distracted by Rory O'Malley||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian and Jamie welcome Tony Award-nominated actor and Broadway star of The Book of Mormon and Hamilton, Rory O'Malley to discuss green jello (among other things).||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by St. Patrick's Day||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian considers his heritage an unlucky charm while Jamie finds a certain household product very absorbing.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Twinkies||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian commercializes his talent while Jamie exposes the dark side of saving daylight.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Polygraphs||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian's famous opening act tell-tales some jokes while Jamie tries to crack the municipal code.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man||plus Golfing and Algorithms!||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by the Siberian Husky||plus Breakups and Nose Jobs!||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by MacArthur Park||plus Skiing and Queer Eye!||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNecessary Distraction LIVE!||Recorded live at Three Clubs in Los Angeles February 2, 2018.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by the Bicentennial||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian attempts Mission: Impossible Burger while Jamie suffers an 1980s-themed stroke.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Blowfish||plus the Cheesecake Factory!||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS: Distracted by Barbara Gray||plus Couch Humping and Animal Crackers!||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Nintendo||plus 5Ks and ABBA Covers!||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Real Housewives||This week on Necessary Distraction, Brian explains why he’s not afraid to look “husky” on his dating profile while Jamie teaches you how to perform a germ exorcism. Also, learn the proper term for a 3-in-1 appetizer and when...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Pluto||plus Christmas Shoes and IKEA Furniture!||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS: Distracted by Darren Hayes||Ooh we want him! With his Savage wit and Garden of talents, Brian and Jamie are truly, madly and deeply excited to welcome Darren Hayes to the show! Jamie confesses that he knew he loved Darren before he met him (and said so via Myspace) while Brian...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by the Olympic Flame||plus Lottery Tickets and Primetime Soaps!||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDistracted by Powdered Wigs||This week on Necessary Distraction, find out how choosing AOL screen names as adolescents came to define our hosts (Brian makes it clear he lives 4 soccer but Jamie's interests are a bit more ambiguous…)||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTEASER: Necessary Distraction with Brian and Jamie||Need distracting? Join comedians Brian O'Sullivan and Jamie Pierce as they focus on trivial matters made to seem significant so you'll forget, at least temporarily, our daily slow trek into the newly opened portal to hell. Enjoy!||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Hooked at the intro jingle
I loved this show the first 10 seconds when I heard the opening intro song. The hosts banter and chemistry is unrivaled. POD-ON!
Laugh your pants off
Brian and Jamie are engaging hosts who play off of each other’s distinctive humor with charm, ebullience, and ease. Whereas some comedy podcast duos become grating after a while, Brian and Jamie only get more hilarious and relatable.
Necessary Distraction lives up to its name. Perfect to listen to while on my commute to/from work, running errands, or doing any other activities that warrant a little distraction and amusement.
The bonus episode with Rory O’Malley was delightful. Looking forward to the possibility of future bonus episodes where they call and get some two-cents from Nancy or Tracy!