The Irrationally Exuberant
By Reid Messerschmidt
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Absurdest scripted history and culture. A podcast, but also art. A work of astounding beauty and utility.
||ExplicitStory 4 – Otis and the Rabbit||This story is about the birth of my son – the most joyful and terrifying day of my life so far. This story is also about the time I beat a rabbit to death with a shovel.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Float Tanks||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Taco John's, flutes, Oakley brand sunglasses, the Minnesota Vikings, John C. Lilly, coon skin caps, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, dolphins, Altered States, Paddy Chayefsky, William Hurt,||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 3 – Street People 2 – Kind Eyes||The story of the time I split a six-pack with a homeless guy behind a closed Hardee's and something unexpected happened - even more unexpected than splitting a six-pack with a homeless guy behind a closed Hardee's.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Eddie Vedder||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Eddie Vedder, cruel wizards, Ten, Fargo, AIWA stereo equipment, Candlebox, Dishwala, Better Than Ezra, The Refreshments, Eels, Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, "Heyfoxymophandlemama, That's Me",||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2 – Hornbacher’s 1 – Brian||A new feature on The Irrationally Exuberant - Guaranteed 96% true short stories from the life of yours truly. This second edition is a story is about a former co-worker, Brian, who kind of looked like a shaved bear. This story is out of control sad.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: The Washington Generals||References and allusions include but are not limited to: Body shame, Basketball, Canada, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dr. James Naismith, the YMCA, Esperanto, Television, hula-hoops, the Internet, Scarlett Rubella, Tuberculosis, Jim Croce,||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonald Trump: A Poem||This is a poem about Donald Trump.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1 – Street People 1 – Are You OK?||A new feature on The Irrationally Exuberant - Guaranteed 96% true short stories from the life of yours truly. This first edition is a story about a time maybe ten years ago when I should have known I had a problem.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Heaven’s Gate||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: The Hale Bopp Comet, Bonnie Lou Nettles, God, Marshall Applewhite, Jesus Christ, Nikes, California, Eddie Vedder, Christianity, UFOs, Revelations 11, "The Denial of Death" by Ernest Becker,||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: McDonaldland||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Valentine's Day, The Ronald McDonald House, McDonald's, Ronald McDonald, "Summer of Roses" by Willie Nelson, David Lynch, Egg McMuffin, Zune, Beijing, "Rock N Roll McDonalds" by Wesley Willis,||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Gravity House||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Swing, hobos, Jim Crow, Herbert Hoover, The Great Depression, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Rose of Sharon, Prince, Okies, scurvy, Washington, California, Gold Hill, Oregon, The Vortex, Zune,||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: The Caganer||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Christmas, 9/11, George W. Bush, Chemtrails, Noam Chomsky, Jesus, Catalonia, Klaus Nomi, The Bible, King Herod, the Census of Quirinius, Christianity, The Virgin Mary, Jerry Lee Lewis,||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Johnny Appleseed||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: The Old West, The Bible, Soren Kierkegaard, apples, Maine, New Hampshire, Manifest Destiny, Dracula, Disney, Massachusetts, Ohio, Emmanuel Swedenborg, Jesus, Yeti, Indiana, dysentery,||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Crows||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: The Beverly Hillbillies, ornithology, The Crow, the Ojibwa, minstrelsy, "His Eye Is On the Sparrow", Juggs magazine, Central Park, ninjas, Reptilians, Father Time, Confucius, Stonehenge,||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Chris Gaines||References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Bono, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Steve Erkel, Screech, Jim Morrison, Patrick Ewing, Buzz Aldrin, Verne Troyer, Chris Gaines, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Bilbo Baggins,||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is “WTF” podcastified 😂
One of the most unique things I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard them all! Reid, you’re a crazy man, and don’t ever stop!
For Music lovers!
Your going to find few podcast that have this much actual thought and production value... this guy is great and definitely does some deep dives on the subject matter
Better Than Pet Sounds.
Better than Pet Sounds!