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THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST never forgets its roots… or how many awards it’s garnered.
#66: Neither Here Nor There
Jun 27 • 68 min
Season’s change and so do opinions. LeBron James just completed his 15th NBA season. And as always, the debate rages on as to whether he’s the greatest NBA player of all-time. In this corner, stands the forever GOAT in my eyes, Michael Jordan. 6 NBA…
#65: Hundred Dollar Bill Y’all
Jun 24 • 104 min
I’ve been trying to write these show notes for days now. Inside: Everything you need to know about Atlanta: Robbin’ Season. We finally find out who that guy was on the bus from S01E01! Also, why Earn dropped out of Harvard! Steve G. Lover dropped the full…
#64: Emergency Pod – All The Pieces Matter (Costarring Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson)
May 30 • 60 min
Pusha T released a scathing diss towards Drake on May 29, accusing him of not only ghostwriting, but having a secret child that he doesn’t want to take care of. Push also made time to tell Drake’s friend/producer to go ahead and die from multiple…
#63: Self-Care Vol. I
May 19 • 59 min
“See I’m depressed lately, but nobody understandsThat I’m depressed lately, I’m sorta feelin’ repressed latelySo y’all been hearin’ and seein’ me less latelyLike ‘has anyone noticed the regress lately?’Look deep, n—-, don’t I seem stressed lately?Seem…
#62: Promotion, Plethora, and Parker
May 9 • 96 min
Things started off really bad but I managed to get my footing by the second topic. Why are most people either pro-J. Cole or anti-J. Cole? I get into my thoughts on the full Venom trailer as well as the comic book history of Eddie Brock. Then I bounce…
#61: Gawd Bless Tony Stark (Costarring Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson)
Apr 20 • 137 min
On April 9th, I made the artwork for this episode and sent it to Marcus. As I wanted it to come out a week before Avengers: Infinity War, I knew this episode was coming out on April 20th. What I didn’t know is if I could hold myself to the numbering, as I…
#60: All The Way Live
Apr 19 • 87 min
With the dreaded deadline rapidly approaching, my Google Keep app held this episode’s salvation. After a little “Nice For What” and Atlanta: Robbin’ Season “Champagne Papi” talk, the focus turns to movies I just can’t turn off when they’re on the TV set.…
#59: You’re Welcome, Sprite
Apr 17 • 65 min
Show notes are the worst. I’ve had all day to write these things and here we are. I’m losing my mind. I promise. Vince Staples is right. Snow please go away the reprise. Tristan Thompson can’t even qualify for his own YouTube channel. All the Kardashian…
#58: Cooley-HY-Harmony
Apr 13 • 74 min
At WrestleMania 34, Roman Reigns was defeated by Daniel Bryan in a surprise 11th hour match made by Raw GM Kurt Angle after Reigns defeated the Beast Incarnate for the WWE Universal Championship. Since that’s nowhere close to the actual event, I go over…
#57: Gorgeous AF
Apr 11 • 73 min
It’s been 6 years and Nas has left us. My stepbrother is a kidney giving mother lover. An update on the WV teacher’s strike. How to get your fill at a chinese buffet without killing yourself over wontons. The story of my friend Johnny’s botched wedding…
#56: Disney
Apr 10 • 98 min
This episode took 2 different days to record… because the first take was awful. That’s only 6 times less than a song that was on repeat on every Disney muzak station the entire trip. For 5 days, I was within Disney World. There was a lot of walking and…
#55: For All Intents And Purposes
Apr 4 • 93 min
Your Barack Obama approved hero returns! In this edition of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, WrestleMania 34 is previewed for everybody gearing up for wrestling’s big night in New Orleans this Sunday. For those of you that aren’t into wrestling… I reviewed…
#54: We’re Not Gonna Take It
Mar 2
Do you remember book fairs? How about the teachers who helped mold you into the person you are today? Why can’t the WV Senate remember their teachers? Where art thou, Pizza Hut? Did you know there was a black NASCAR driver racing for Richard Petty using…
#53: Wakanda Forever (Costarring Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson)
Feb 23
A random Marcus Robinson appears. The NBA season is dissected at its halfway point. Marcus and Kelen both agree half of the 2017-18 NBA season was better than the entire 2017 NFL season. Kelen celebrates the oddly successful tank in Chicago while Marcus…
#52: Shoot Your Shot
Feb 16
Apologies for the poorly timed title following the events at Stoneman Douglas High School. Kelen doesn’t understand how his brain works. Seasonal depression is looked at and its big brother, depression. The differences between pouting and just doing your…
#51: Melancholy And The Infinite Thoughtfulness
Feb 9
Despite an impending cold, Kelen still does the show. The best wrestler in the world is debated and decided upon. Kevin Durant has worked his way back into Kelen’s good graces. Kelen uses the word wont. The 2018 Royal Rumble is reviewed. Ronda Rousey made…
#50: The Gold Experience (Costarring Angel Conley)
Feb 2
As promised, I bring my wonderful better half on the show, my wife Angel Conley. We spend some time debating about whether the intro I’ve used for the last 49 episodes is any good. I say this may have been a mistake at least twice. We talk about how she…
#49: Dammit Tom Haverford
Jan 26
Despite past reservations, Kelen may be back on the Durantula train. The pettiness of pancake preference comes up. Parenting doesn’t wait. Kelen is either elated or saddened by reaching his Kevin Durant year of life. Tom Haverford’s real life companion is…
#48: Daughters, Dads, And Disney OR Four Disappointed Significant Others (Costarring Errick Greenlee, Marcus Robinson & Michael Lamerique)
Jan 19
It’s Like A Podcast Or Whatever’s Errick “Handsome Bane” Greenlee and Michael Lamerique host. Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson is without a kid but allowed to join. Disney as a brand and an empire is discussed. Prince Eric’s legacy is mentioned. Kelen makes…
#47: Cautiously Optimistic
Jan 12
Kelen feels insecure and unsure while drinking hot chocolate. The status of Kelen’s music career is brought to light. Barack Obama is mentioned. Kelen thinks The Mayor was canceled not just due to low viewership. Jon Gruden returns to the Oakland/Las…
#46: 2018 State Of The Podcast Address
Jan 5
Donald threatens someone on Twitter. Twitter don’t care. Kelen gets some exciting news. Baker Mayfield could be the next coming of Johnny Manziel or Dan Marino. Kelen gives his first annual State Of The Podcast Address. Kelen does some yelling. The…
#45: Numbers On The Board (Costarring Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson)
Dec 29, 2017
2017 was a better year than 2016 was. Or was it? Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson again demanded his time on THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST and came equipped with a list of topics, ranging from our favorite artist to the most overrated thing of 2017. We spend…
#44: Solo Dolo
Dec 22, 2017
“Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong. The Rebellion is reborn today. The war is just beginning. And I will not be The Last Jedi.”
#43: I’m Just Gonna Say It
Dec 15, 2017
I start off with no topics, flying by the seat of my pants… but that doesn’t last too long. I get you ready for Clash Of The Champions and give some ideas for where the card should go… but don’t expect see anything like that on Sunday night. I have to…
#42: My First Visit To Krispy Kreme OR House + Cuddy = Disaster!
Dec 8, 2017
Y’all need to let Gregory House live. Sure he’s a terrible human being who has failed at many of his relationships and treats others as if they are infectious diseases. But the man is a genius. He also had a great TV show for most of his run until the…
#41: I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It
Dec 1, 2017
I had the worst time titling this episode. For some reason, my in-show note of “I Get It, I Get It” just didn’t feel proper. Within, I talk about how Melissa McBride deserves an Emmy despite The Walking Dead not being a really good show anymore. I talk a…
#40: Late To The Party
Nov 24, 2017
Hyphen Nation turns 40! And it only took less than two years! In this episode! Stranger Things 2! Last Man On Earth! The continuing adventures of Deadpool and Jessica Jones! Laziness and the battle to drag myself to the movies! An apology to the hosts of…
#39: Soul Daddy Number 1 (Costarring Daniel Conley)
Nov 17, 2017
The fifth guest on THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST is none other than my father, Daniel Conley. It was amazing to just sit back and listen to him talk candidly about his life. I learned some new things, got to relive some stories I already knew, and just got…
#38: The Greatest MCs Of All-Time
Nov 9, 2017
After much hoopla, here are my 20 greatest MCs of all-time. This list has been curated and cultivated for weeks now and I’m finally happy enough to deliver the only results you’ll need for the rest of your life. 31 MCs are mentioned; 11 honorable mentions…
#37: Ross Geller Is Terrible At Relationships
Oct 5, 2017
I hate fantasy football. I lost 5 players to injury in Week 4 and I have 4 players with byes this week. I should have taken that year off. And Derek Carr and the Raiders got hit with some cheese that could doom one of our last seasons in Oakland. After I…
#36: Terminated
Sep 22, 2017
Back from a solo hiatus, THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST touches down with great authority. Wasting no time, I announced the formation of the Hyphen Podcast Group, a new Morgantown, WV based podcast collective. From there, I deal with all of ESPN’s problems…
#35: Bobby Shmurda Anybody Ya Heard Of (Costarring Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson)
Jul 17, 2017
In an episode that had to happen, THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST tackles what has now come to be known as 4:44, Jay-Z’s latest album. Joining me for the ride once again is Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson as we break down the road Jay took to get to this…
#34: Beer Makes The World Go Round (Costarring Marcus ShowinmadLov Robinson)
May 12, 2017
I took to Twitter to defend the honor of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly recently. I was told in no uncertain terms that the gentleman who I defended TPAB against was coming to discuss this issue at length on THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST. That…
#33: Back To Live Action
May 1, 2017
So now that I’ve restored some sort of order to bhyphendotcom, THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST returns. After a PSA, I talk about why awards shows matter when they really shouldn’t, I discuss how I may be the softest podcast host out after how I reacted to…
#32: Sorry, Not Sorry
Mar 10, 2017
I have to admit for someone who would probably be weak in the knees if I met her in person, I sure have a lot of problems with the pedestal that Beyonce puts herself on and an even bigger problem with the larger pedestal that her adoring public puts her…
#31: Podcasting 101
Feb 25, 2017
Just like Reggie Miller admitted he pushed off of Michael Jordan in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals, THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST is full of uncalled fouls. Not really, but I do spend most of the episode detailing how I got into podcasting and the…
#30: The Questions
Feb 12, 2017
Bernard King. Steph Curry. Nolan Ryan when he played for the Angels. Hyphen Nation, THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, has reached it’s 30th episode. As promised, welcome to the first ever Q&A show, where I answer all the questions. A lot of wrestling…
#29: I’m ‘Bout To Fight Somebody
Jan 22, 2017
Truth time: I fell asleep at least three times while talking this episode. It was late, I didn’t sleep well the night before… I’m sorry. I edited around it so it’s not noticeable and y’all know how I feel about editing. It’s still a great episode though…
#28: Wasn’t 2016 Just A Few Minutes Ago?
Jan 4, 2017
This episode started out in classic Hyphen Nation style: in the car, in a random parking lot in Morgantown. I shared stories of a heavy biscuit and then I tried to justify maybe possibly forgiving Kanye West for his outrageous comments… just like I…
#27: I Do This In My Sleep
Dec 15, 2016
As the fantasy football playoffs arrive, I renew my vow to take next season off. I don’t care, I don’t care. Then I make sure everyone knows how I hate all things involving the Golden State Warriors, even Steph. I don’t care, I don’t care. I take the time…
#26: There Is No Robert Downey Jr., Only Zuul
Dec 13, 2016
As December brings us to the merciful end of 2016, people everywhere are making efforts at playing nice for the holidays. But not me. Well, only in one segment. I spend way more time talking about why Tim Drake is the best Robin and Damien Wayne isn’t.…
#25: Elphaba, Hillary, And Kristen Chenoweth Walk Into A Bar (Costarring Nikki Cannon)
Nov 30, 2016
My third official guest joins me for the 25th edition of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST. While on a family trip to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV, I hauled my podcast equipment with us so I could have one of my best friends/sister-in-law Nikki Cannon on the…
#24: End Of The Road
Nov 26, 2016
After 7 seasons of constant misery, The Walking Dead may have finally worn out its welcome. Despite the Emmy worthy performance of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, I’m quickly losing interest in one of my favorite shows. And speaking of losing interest, I’m…
#23: Baz Luhrmann Is Good But He’s No Spider-Man
Nov 17, 2016
In this episode of THE GREATEST PODCAST IN THE WORLD, I lighten up. I share my heartbreak with how one of my favorite professional wrestlers, Dolph Ziggler, has fallen from grace (a grace that he never truly ever had). I rant about Baz Luhrmann and his…
#22: Miss Me With All That
Nov 10, 2016
In this episode of THE GREATEST PODCAST IN THE WORLD, I give you two full hours of content. I take shots at local podcast competition. I explain how I’m probably hanging up my fantasy football cleats next season, at least for a year. I give the Chicago…
#21: You Look Like Carlton Banks!
Oct 30, 2016
On this episode of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, I have a lot to say. I talk about CM Punk’s loss at UFC 203, finally. I share quick thoughts on Colin Kaepernick, finally. I tell the tale of the indecent proposal I got in my training class. I ask the big…
#20: Hey Girl, Do You Wanna Come Over And Watch RedZone?
Aug 8, 2016
Hyphen Nation is almost legal to drink but I’m over here popping champagne anyway! In the 20th edition of the best podcast in the world (I was wrong in the episode, this is the 31st week of the year, making me 11 episodes behind having an episode every…
#19: The Greatest Gifts (Costarring Eric Jordan)
Aug 2, 2016
In June, for the second straight season, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off for the NBA Championship. After a record breaking 73 win season, the Warriors mostly dominated the first 4 games of the series to take a 3-1 lead,…
#18: Trade Me To The Pistons; I Can’t Beat Them
Jul 26, 2016
After last episode’s seriousness, I get back into the swing of the regular Hyphen Nation beat. I read about some sudden naysayers of myself and the podcast and I respond in kind. I address the tragedy of Christina Grimmie’s death. I relive an awkward…
#17: Make Me Wanna Holler
Jul 16, 2016
“Crime is increasing Trigger happy policing Panic is spreading God knows where we’re heading” - Marvin Gaye & James Nix Episode #17: Make Me Wanna Holler
#16: Wifi Don’t Live Here Anymore
Jun 7, 2016
So your hero may be out here hunting for free wifi like a nomad but never fear, as Hyphen Nation 16 is… has arrived. Aside from avoiding obvious rhymes, there’s a lot to talk about in this episode. As I’m finally a homeowner, I explain all the details of…
#15: (Coffee From) The Grind Don’t Stop
Jun 4, 2016
Not fired from the day job yet, but definitely back with a 4th episode in 2 weeks of Hyphen Nation. In this pulse pounding slobberknocker, I get into how my most recent column motivated a friend and frequent collaborator. Then I take some time out to…
#14: Too Long; Didn’t Listen Or I Got Some McPicks For McDonald’s
Jun 2, 2016
It’s time for everyone to put on their best all white outfit and get out in the sun! Pools are open; the speedos are in full effect! Hustle to the mall and get you a short set! Yeah you got on sneaks but you need a new pair! Cause why? CAUSE BASKETBALL…
#13: Lemonade Is A Popular Drink And It Still Is
May 28, 2016
Back to back episodes? What fresh new world is this? Did the comic line reboot itself? Did Marty make the wrong move back in alternate 1985? Is anything we know actually the truth or is everything a crazy shamble of a lie? Anyway, Hyphen Nation is back…
#12: When Jessica Met Wade That One Time In Seattle
May 26, 2016
It’s raining in Morgantown again but that’s no reason not to record the next exciting episode of Hyphen Nation! Back on my solo steez, I decide to go ahead and tell the tale I was planning to write for my Jessica Jones/Deadpool series that didn’t happen…
#11: Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler (Costarring Errick Greenlee)
May 12, 2016
I start the episode by myself, where I try to compare Shawn Michaels and Kanye West. Then I called Errick Greenlee on Skype, where we had a short conversation about our daughters and families off podcast, then we get down to business. But what I thought…
#10: Book To The Future – 1st LP, Side A (Costarring Errick Greenlee)
Apr 25, 2016
On the day after what may be remembered as one of the darkest days for many, I finally found time to have my first guest ever. Errick Greenlee is not just a son, brother, husband, father, or purveyor of all things nerd fresh. He’s not just a writer or…
#9: Knock On Wood
Apr 21, 2016
On a very special day, Hyphen Nation 9 is born into existence! Today’s topics include the 2nd birthday of my daughter Aaliyah (that’s the special day, take that smokers), my experiences as a “single” dad, why I’ve been so lazy creatively lately, the tough…
#8: I Feel Petty
Mar 11, 2016
In this episode, everybody gets it! And by that I mean that I talk about how I hold grudges (I was taught by the best) and how it feels when Seinfeld loses his Newman (it feels pretty great). I also spend some time talking about being just one of the…
#7: Welcome To The Disney Movie Review Podcast
Feb 26, 2016
You take one day off and life gets in the way. So what do you do? You wait until the next opportunity presents itself and you keep the podcast train on the tracks! Enclosed within these audio walls, I question whether I’m a bad husband, I talk about…
#6: The Case of the Stale Fudge Rounds & Cherry Pop-Tarts
Feb 12, 2016
So with the professional footballs officially put away for another season, it’s time for Hyphen Nation to blossom into its final and best form! Or something like that. Contained within these audio walls, I discuss why the day after the Super Bowl should…
#5: Predicting The 2015 NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl 50
Feb 5, 2016
The 50th edition of the Super Bowl is two days away. Panthers. Broncos. I make the final pick that can make or break my 2015 NFL playoff season. A win puts me above .500; a loss, under .500. More importantly, can Peyton win his second ring and tie Eli?…
#4: There Will Be No Sportball Talk Within
Jan 29, 2016
I take a break with the NFL and leave the predictions in my other pants pocket. In the first regular episode of Hyphen Nation, I spend time talking about how terrible I am at dealing with change, how I’m trying to use Snapchat more but Android’s version…
#3: Predicting The 2015 NFL Playoffs: Championship Round
Jan 22, 2016
We’re down to the final four teams in the hunt for Super Bowl 50 and I recap what happened in the Divisional Round (I went 4-0, making me 5-3 this postseason) and pick the two teams that’ll be headed to San Francisco in February. I also spend a lot of…
#2: Predicting The 2015 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round
Jan 16, 2016
The NFL Playoffs are rolling along and so is Hyphen Nation! I went 1-3 during the opening round, and it’s not looking much better for this weekend as I picked all the home teams. I doubt I start the Championship Round at 5-3 but crazier miracles could…
#1: Predicting the 2015 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Round
Jan 8, 2016
This is not a test. This is the actual real live Episode #1 of Hyphen Nation. There may have been an episode called the 25 Biggie Commandments floating around in March but ignore that (it’s Victory Jumpoff Radio #14 if you must know). This is the real…