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Stacie Austin, TX, United States Member Since 2010
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  • "A wonderful time!"

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    This is a great radio play closely following the BBC T.V. series. The characters are well written and charming. The situations they find themselves in are entertaining without being fantastic or unbelievable and their interactions reveal a very genuine warmth. A healthy dose of sarcasm and self deprecating humor keeps the program from becoming too sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the company of Lionel and Jean. The only improvement I could ask for is the ability to buy the next few series!

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    As Time Goes By

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bob Larbey
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
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    Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as old flames Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle. Their love story was all set for a happy ending in the 1950s when Jean was a student nurse and Lionel, a young army officer. But he was posted abroad and they lost touch. Thirty-eight years later, Lionel has returned to London to publish his autobiography and, through a strange coincidence, he is reunited with Jean who has set up a secretarial agency.

    Stacie says: "A wonderful time!"
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  • Parties for Death: Nero Wolfe

    "OK Old Radio but not Rex Stout"

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    These stories are short radio plays *based on* Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe characters and themes. If you really like old time radio plays, you might like these as well. If you are looking for great Nero Wolfe stories, I recommend looking elsewhere. These stories are not written by Rex Stout and lack everything I look for in a Nero Wolfe story. They are too short, the characters lack the depth, subtlety and wit of the originals, Nero Wolfe’s solutions are too simplistic, and the stories lack the twist, turns and surprises of the original. The characters lack the lovable family experience of real Nero Wolfe stories. I really love the Nero Wolfe books narrated by Michael Prichard, and the narration in these radio programs is nowhere close. The sound quality is also that of old radio, which is nostalgic, but I find slightly grating. I like some old radio programs (particularly Orson Wells) but these were not worth the listen. These stories just made me want real Stout with Prichard’s narration.

  • Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs

    "Even more laughs than what?"

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    I am a very big fan of short stories and have listened to the Selected Shorts program for over 20 years. I have heard many really funny stories over the years. These are mostly humorous, but not really among the funniest. Indeed check out the American Classics volume for some really funny (and touching and creepy) stories. Several of these stories were really trying to be funny, but did not work for me.

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  • "A Gem"

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    What made the experience of listening to Waiting for the Boatman (Afternoon Drama) the most enjoyable?

    It's a short piece masterfully written and gorgeously performed. Like all great short pieces, it manages to deliver a tremendous amount with powerful brevity.


    What other book might you compare Waiting for the Boatman (Afternoon Drama) to and why?

    The pathos of this piece remind me of Jeanette Winterson's The Passion. Although the form of the prose, as intended for an "afternoon drama", is quite unlike anything else I've listened to.


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    He's absolutely stunning. His voice conveys incredible depth and a wide range of emotions: longing, pain, recognition, obsession, surprise, regret, resignation... I hung on to every word. How delightful to see him shine in a serious drama/literary piece.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I listened to it twice in two days. Each time a somewhat different facet is revealed. The poignancy of the prose and the mastery of the actor(s) make this piece unforgetable.


    Any additional comments?

    Timeless theme of love and passion. Magnificently written and breathtakingly performed.

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    Waiting for the Boatman (Afternoon Drama)

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Stephen Wakelam
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    The painter Mario Minniti has travelled to Naples to seek out his old friend and former mentor Caravaggio. But on arrival, the great painter is nowhere to be found. In a bid to find him, Mario retraces Caravaggio's last known movements. His search reveals a life lived dangerously. Starring David Tennant as Mario Minniti, with Anton Lesser, Peter Hamilton, Joe Dempsie, Tracy Wiles and Harry Livingstone.

    bgr says: "A Gem"

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    Cabin Pressure (






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    Cabin Pressure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
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    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    Dawn says: "Fly away on MJN air with these lovable characters-"
  • 4.9 (301 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Finnemore

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
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    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Gwynne says: "Brilliant Fun!"
  • 4.9 (262 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3  by John Finnemore

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
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    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Amazon Customer says: "Endless laughs"
  • 4.8 (215 ratings)
    The Opie and Anthony Tribute to Patrice O’Neal – Segment 1  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    The Opie and Anthony Tribute to Patrice O’Neal – Segment 1

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Opie & Anthony
    • Narrated By Opie & Anthony
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    This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes, comedians Rich Vos, Joe DeRosa, and Amy Schumer. Classic Patrice appearances include a discussion on Patrice’s outfits, Wesley Snipes going to jail, awful sci-fi movies, Patrice’s WWE career, Alfred Hitchcock movies, making a lingerie girl cry, a discussion on Lady Gaga, Patrice’s glass dildos, and the punk test.

    david says: "Great comic"
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  • 4.9 (215 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010) (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
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    In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Siobhan says: "Funny, funny, funny!"
  • 4.9 (208 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4  by John Finnemore Narrated by AudioGO Ltd

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
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    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

    Mary says: "Laugh out loud"
  • 4.9 (187 ratings)
    The Opie and Anthony Tribute to Patrice O’Neal – Segment 2  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    The Opie and Anthony Tribute to Patrice O’Neal – Segment 2

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Opie & Anthony
    • Narrated By Opie & Anthony
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    This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedian Jim Florentine and Anthony Cumia. Classic Patrice appearances include The Black Phillip Show, Patrice’s take on the Illuminati, Patrice in studio with Gallagher, The Bobo Up and Down Game, the cab challenge, and Patrice’s ‘Unmasked’ interview with Ron Bennington.

    Amazon Customer says: "RIP Funny Man"
  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]  by Neil Gaiman Narrated by Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Head

    Neverwhere [Adaptation]

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
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    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

    Gayle says: "Superb"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
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    (1349)
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    (1057)
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    (1064)

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Thomas says: "Difficult to listen to in the car!"
  • Opie & Anthony 1-Month Subscription  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    Opie & Anthony 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Opie & Anthony
    • Narrated By Opie & Anthony
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    Legions of fans know Opie & Anthony as the kings of "cringe radio," who dominate an expanding media empire. Since October 2004, their unique humor has been the centerpiece of High Voltage, the channel XM Satellite Radio created especially for them. Then, in April 2006, they took over the key morning drive slot on seven CBS Radio stations. Audible's Opie & Anthony subscription delivers both shows in one hilarious package!

    David says: "Ramon, bring me a spoiled family photo"
  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)  by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by An Ensemble Cast

    The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
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    (698)
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    (712)

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
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  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose (






ABRIDGED) by Jacqueline Rayner Narrated by David Tennant

    Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rayner
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    (667)
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    (420)
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    (413)

    Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.

    Vincent says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    Overall
    (386)
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    (245)
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    (242)

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.

    Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Craig says: "Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings"
  • Star Wars (Dramatized)  by George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation) Narrated by Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels

    Star Wars (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
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    (1030)
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    (706)
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    (707)

    This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

    Matthew says: "Beyond the film..."
  • Brave New World (Dramatized)  by Aldous Huxley Narrated by Aldous Huxley

    Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Aldous Huxley
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    (36)
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    (35)

    The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.

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  • Ron & Fez, 12-Month Subscription  by Ron & Fez Narrated by Ron & Fez

    Ron & Fez, 12-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ron & Fez
    • Narrated By Ron & Fez
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    "Ron" is Ron Bennington. "Fez" is Fez Whatley. Together with Chris "Pepper Hicks" Stanley, Pips and the whole Ron & Fez gang, they commit their outrageous brand of humor daily on XM Satellite Radio's The Opie & Anthony Channel 103. Their fans love them. Opie & Anthony love them. And now, by subscribing, you can love them too!

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection  by Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn Narrated by Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast

    Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
    • Narrated By Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast
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    Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

    Emily says: "Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
  • Opie & Anthony, Jim Breuer, September 15, 2014  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    Opie & Anthony, Jim Breuer, September 15, 2014

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    • By Opie & Anthony
    • Narrated By Opie & Anthony
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    Today on O&A, we start the show talking about the Jets blowing yesterday’s game, we discuss recent suspensions in the NFL, Charles Barkley talks about spanking and child abuse, an actress from Django Unchained gets mistaken for a prostitute, and Kanye West tries to get people in wheelchairs to stand during a concert.

  • Whad'Ya Know?, Andrew Rader and Will Durst, September 13, 2014  by Michael Feldman Narrated by Michael Feldman

    Whad'Ya Know?, Andrew Rader and Will Durst, September 13, 2014

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    • By Michael Feldman
    • Narrated By Michael Feldman
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    A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI featuring Space X's Mission Integrator and Canada's 'Greatest Know-It-All' Andrew Rader and premier political satirist Will Durst! Plus your weekly fix of All the News That Isn't, Thanks for the Memos and two hilarious rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, September 13, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, September 13, 2014

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    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor
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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • Ron & Fez, Pete Davidson, September 15, 2014  by Ron & Fez Narrated by Ron & Fez

    Ron & Fez, Pete Davidson, September 15, 2014

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    • Narrated By Ron & Fez
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    Today on Ron & Fez, the guys talk about the losers from this weeks’ Highlander Football Challenge before talking to recent SNL hire Pete Davidson about his big career move. We do a Smash or Trash on a Miley Cyrus Led Zeppelin cover song before Fez has some troubles and goes upstairs. We talk to intern Peter Lorre about his career goals before welcoming comedian Greer Barnes into the studio and discuss Adrian Peterson's recent troubles and if it's okay to hit your kids.

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  • Ron & Fez, Darrell Hammond and Jeffrey Gurian, September 12, 2014  by Ron & Fez Narrated by Ron & Fez

    Ron & Fez, Darrell Hammond and Jeffrey Gurian, September 12, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 46 mins)
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    Today on Ron & Fez, the guys announce an Unmasked with Andrea Martin before former intern Molly calls us from Spain and tells us about bull fights. A level-headed Fez gets into a fight with Shelby before we are joined by comedian Darrell Hammond and Jeffrey Gurian in studio. We talk with Jeffrey about the Joan Rivers funeral before talking about the best Road Trips. Fez and Shelby fight some more before we play Unmasked with Simon Pegg.

  • Opie & Anthony, September 12, 2014  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    Opie & Anthony, September 12, 2014

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    The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on O&A, Sam hosts the Preshow. We start our show talking about upcoming guests, Mickey Rooney was only worth $18,000, and The Ultimate Warrior dies. We discuss the latest on Reverend Al being a mob rat, we watch Bob Saget on Fox & Friends, a topless woman wrecks a McDonald's, Bobo calls in, we listen to Marion calling in to the preshow. Danny Trejo stops by to promote his new movie. Bob Saget stops by to promote his new book and catch up with us. We continue with Bob and talk more about his life and career.

  • Ron & Fez, Al Hagan and Rich Alexander, September 11, 2014  by Ron & Fez Narrated by Ron & Fez

    Ron & Fez, Al Hagan and Rich Alexander, September 11, 2014

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    Today on Ron & Fez, we remember September 11th on its 13th anniversary and talk about how the first responders aren't being taken of. We welcome Hard Rock Johnny in studio and talk about alternate NFL team names before Shelby and Fez have a fight. We welcome retired firefighters Al Hagan and Rich Alexander in studio to talk about their charity for first responders, ufoa.org.