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  • #77766

    chicowalker
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    scroll through the pictures here and  you’ll find the Goodfellas prison feast at the ACI

     

    http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20161122/crimetown-episodes-12-review-story-of-providence-corruption–podcasts

    #77768

    Kevin
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    I hear things like the whole operation being run out of a coin-o-matic or the Dungeon Master mobster bashing a dude in the head with a 25 lb weight in prison and realize that maybe Goodfellas isn’t all that hollywood-ized.

    I like that one minute the narrator is describing a guy literally blown in half by multiple shotgun blasts, and the next minute he’s talking about the Blue Apron meal he made of seared chicken and chickpeas in a balsamic reduction. :lol:

    #77769

    02062
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    first episode of Crimetown was promising, especially if you aren’t as familiar with the sordid details of my fair city’s past :dry: 😆

    Chico, you heard of this?  Two thumbs up.

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    #77772

    chicowalker
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    I’m on the looong list of people awaiting it from the library :lol:     Now, given my exalted status, I could pull a couple of strings and jump to the top of the list, but I don’t want to shatter people’s faith in public employees :ohmy:

    #77847

    Rickkyboy
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    first episode of Crimetown was promising, especially if you aren’t as familiar with the sordid details of my fair city’s past :dry: 😆

    great tip. thanks

    #77849

    Rickkyboy
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    first episode of Crimetown was promising, especially if you aren’t as familiar with the sordid details of my fair city’s past :dry: 😆

    Chico, you heard of this? Two thumbs up. Product Details

    Gee. Groing up in Medford, I thought the Depositor’s Trust was the only safe box burglary.

    There was a book about that but it also wrapped in the Civil Service exam scandal too: https://www.amazon.com/Cops-Are-Robbers-Convicted-Corruption/dp/0933341709

    #78313

    Kevin
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    I assumed Crimetown would detail Buddy’s slow-moving incremental fall from mob prosecutor to corrupt mayor.

    Nope, he happily tied himself to he mafia even before his first inauguration. :lol:

    #78355

    chicowalker
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    Buddy (allegedly, but likely) raped a woman while in law school.  He was a bastard from the jump, he just did what was expedient.  For a minute, it meant being a reform-minded prosecutor.  He figured as the best-off (son of a dr) best educated guy from Silver Lake he’d eventually be accepted by the moneyed East Side; he was wrong.

    #78575

    Miserable Fellow
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    Started listening to a bad music podcast called That Awful Sound. Each episode is about one song+video from our youth.  Surprisingly there is 90 minutes of material in just one song. Heard so far episodes on the Offspring, Smash Mouth, and Aerosmith. Recommend to anyone who likes similar bad movie podcasts.

    #79626

    Gimp
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    Learned from a Merlin Mann podcast that if you put SS in front of YOUTUBE on a page with a video, you can download the video for free.  In other words…www.SSyoutube.com/hjff8657

    Spent the evening downloading all of the Pats’ AMERICA’S GAMEs, as well as DO YOUR JOB.

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    #81191

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Anybody listen to Black List Table Reads? Readings of unproduced movie scripts. It looks like Eearwolf added it in the last six months to its podcasts, but by the number of episodes it must have been around a while longer.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #81193

    InThisTown
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    Anybody listen to Black List Table Reads? Readings of unproduced movie scripts. It looks like Eearwolf added it in the last six months to its podcasts, but by the number of episodes it must have been around a while longer.

    Celeritas is fantastic. It’s such a crisp script. Terrible Parents was also well done.

    #81825

    Rickkyboy
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    The latest Dollup is Boston Busing 1974. Hooo boy

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    #82052

    Doncabesa
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    The latest Dollup is Boston Busing 1974. Hooo boy

    It’s a rare two-parter, it’s been rough.

    #84589

    Rickkyboy
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    Anytime the Dollop has a baseball episode, I’m listening to that first. Even if its gay.

    #84591

    Danny Duberstein
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    The latest Dollup is Boston Busing 1974. Hooo boy

    It’s a rare two-parter, it’s been rough.

    Brutal. All true though.  Gary’s reactions are priceless

    #90344

    Kevin
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    Hey Crimetown! You just had a month off for Christmas!

    You’re only producing 30 mins a week. Another week off? What gives?

    #91829

    Rickkyboy
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    Hey Crimetown! You just had a month off for Christmas! You’re only producing 30 mins a week. Another week off? What gives?

    First episode after the break involves The Foxy Lady, my guess is you research….alot. :lol:

    #91910

    chicowalker
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    Jet Pack madness episode of the dollop might be the most bat-shit, if not funniest

    #91923

    Kevin
    Participant

    Hey Crimetown! You just had a month off for Christmas! You’re only producing 30 mins a week. Another week off? What gives?

    First episode after the break involves The Foxy Lady, my guess is you research….alot. 😆

    Even that felt like half an episode.

    We’ll tell you how he got caught…someday.

    The two guys laughing while reminiscing about banging some guy’s head off the bumper of their car, though. :lol:

    #91973

    Danny Duberstein
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    Jet Pack madness episode of the dollop might be the most bat-shit, if not funniest

    Total bat shit. Got good seats to see them in April. Can’t wait.

    #92050

    chicowalker
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    Kennedy’s goon was the first guy in 10 episodes where I never even heard the name before…and the reason?

    It’s like Warwick’s version of the Japanese soldiers hidden in the hills still fighting WWII 10 years later.  Very insular place.

    #92635

    Kevin
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    Really liked the first three episode of Missing Richard Simmons.

    #92668

    Kevin
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    Crimetown finally skeeved me out, but it wasn’t about a murder or cutting up a body.

    It was the old lady today saying “… and that night we became lovers”. :lol:

    And the Uncle June “south of the border” thing is real!

    #94336

    Rickkyboy
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    Annnnndddd, another two week break for Crime Town.  :lol:

     

    Meanwhile have you ever listened to Cracked? Its the magazine’s podcast. This week its Recent Race Riots You’ve Never Heard About with the Dollup guys give a rundown on Boston Busing. Not sure how long that segment is as the footnotes reference a bunch of other stories

    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-shockingly-recent-race-riot-youve-never-heard-of/

     

    #94349

    Miserable Fellow
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    Meanwhile have you ever listened to Cracked? Its the magazine’s podcast.

    Yes. It’s the neverending discussions you have in Freshman year of college about stuff you just learned enshrined in podcast form.

    That’s not to say I don’t listen when the topic interests me.

    #94917

    Kevin
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    Thought I’d end up bailing on the Minihane pod with Howie Carr, but I really enjoyed it. I might even pick up his Kennedys book, sounds like a fun read.

    #95372

    chicowalker
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    re: the RISDIC episode of crimetown.  Pretty sure I’ve posted this before but I worked for Mollicone’s son Joey for a couple of years (bouncer/bartender).  Really good guy, and benefited not a whit from his old man poaching 13 mil.  In fact, the bar he owned (Providence College bar) was really the only one in the neighborhood that strictly carded, but we’d still get raided from time to time.  Other places down the street were well known spots for freshmen/sophomores, left alone.

    I met Arlene Violet at a party a couple of years ago.  She is a pisser and a really good, genuine person.  One of the rare ones who does it for the right reasons.

    #95454

    Danny Duberstein
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    #95689

    Gimp
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    The Richard Simmons Podcast turned into a dud.

    Just started S-Town, from the folks that do This American Life and Serial.  3 Episodes in and I really dig it.

    #95750

    Kevin
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    The Richard Simmons Podcast turned into a dud.

    Just started S-Town, from the folks that do This American Life and Serial. 3 Episodes in and I really dig it.

    S-Town turns into a dud that way too.

    #95751

    InThisTown
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    The Richard Simmons Podcast turned into a dud. Just started S-Town, from the folks that do This American Life and Serial. 3 Episodes in and I really dig it.

    S-Town turns into a dud that way too.

    God fucking dammit. It’s not really a murder mystery but a meditation on climate change and loneliness.  BOOOOOO!

    #95774

    Kevin
    Participant

    The Richard Simmons Podcast turned into a dud. Just started S-Town, from the folks that do This American Life and Serial. 3 Episodes in and I really dig it.

    S-Town turns into a dud that way too.

    God fucking dammit. It’s not really a murder mystery but a meditation on climate change and loneliness. BOOOOOO!

    Seriously. Come for the murder and treasure hunting, stay to hear how it’s still difficult to be gay in Alabama.

    #95799

    Doncabesa
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    New dollop features a guy from my hometown of Lawrence.

    #95892

    Kevin
    Participant

    :lol:

    #96137

    02062
    Participant

    Thought I’d end up bailing on the Minihane pod with Howie Carr, but I really enjoyed it. I might even pick up his Kennedys book, sounds like a fun read.

    Just heard this last night it was good.

    A Crimetown in Boston with Howie might be pretty good.

     

    #98868

    chicowalker
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    Anyone still on crimetown?  The Plunder Dome episode is good.  I had some work done at my house by JKL engineering (Freitas’ company) and dealt with him a bit, he’s a trip.  Nice guy but the fuse seems to be perpetually lit.  When I saw the pictures on the crimetown site of David Ead’s vending machine “business” I almost shit.  Of course that guy is laundering money!  That place has looked abandoned since as long as I can remember, at least 25-30 years.  I remember that Veryfine sign being up long after you saw any of the product in stores

    #98933

    Rickkyboy
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    Anyone still on crimetown? The Plunder Dome episode is good. I had some work done at my house by JKL engineering (Freitas’ company) and dealt with him a bit, he’s a trip. Nice guy but the fuse seems to be perpetually lit. When I saw the pictures on the crimetown site of David Ead’s vending machine “business” I almost shit. Of course that guy is laundering money! That place has looked abandoned since as long as I can remember, at least 25-30 years. I remember that Veryfine sign being up long after you saw any of the product in stores

    Only 2 episodes left! They’ll probably string them out over 3 months.  :lol:

    #99551

    Kevin
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    I liked Crimetown, but it felt like it could have been much better.

    All the weeks off and and the lack of an overall narrative kinda dragged it down. It just kinda jumped around from week to week with separate stories. And half hour episodes are too short.

    A lot of my interest derived from Providence being a half hour from my house. If the next season is about like Louisville, KY, I don’t know if Id bother.

    Still, hard to complain about free entertainment while driving to work.

    #99554

    InThisTown
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    I bailed on it. The lack of narrative was the problem for sure. S-Town was way better and even that was lacking – the focus shifted four times.

    #99601

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Obviously I stuck it out but agree with Kevin that without a local angle it would be tough to retain interest.  The only hint towards cohesion was it was bookending it with Buddy’s first victory/death.  The “remember X, from episode 2?” stuff had to be annoying to someone who didn’t know who these people were

    #99607

    Lebron
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    Jian Yang making fun of Erlich always slays me.

    Oops wrong thread

    #99738

    Doncabesa
    Participant

    The Dollop put out a book – The United States of Absurdity

    Got a copy today (2 actually, only charged for one) and it’s a good mix of stories from both the podcast and new ones with illustrations for each.  Well worth the $12 if you’re f an of the show.

    #100810

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Norm’s new special on Netflix is the gold standard of stand-up specials. Incredible. Lots of the same bits from the final Letterman show, but still great.

    #100824

    Callahardfoul
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    Norm’s new special on Netflix is the gold standard of stand-up specials. Incredible. Lots of the same bits from the final Letterman show, but still great.

    Agreed. Norm’s the best. I died over the part about being “found.”

    #100918

    Rickkyboy
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    Monetizing Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast :ozzy:

    Is anyone a Stitcher Premium member?

    #101038

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Monetizing Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast :ozzy: Is anyone a Stitcher Premium member?

    Is he going to start charging?

    Howie Carr went to that model for his show; I’m curious how many are paying for that. Does his Trump derangement syndrome (in the sycophant sense) help?

    #101137

    Kevin
    Participant

    Who’s buying this hideous shirt? :lol:

    #101169

    chicowalker
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    Who’s buying this hideous shirt? 😆

    Come to the Federal hill Columbus Day fest this year.  :dry:

    #101171

    Kevin
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    Who’s buying this hideous shirt? 😆

    Come to the Federal hill Columbus Day fest this year. :dry:

    How are the zeppolas?

    Okay to bring the kids, or did Paulie cheap out on the carnival rides?

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