The Ron and Brian Podcast

The Ron and Brian Podcast
An irreverent discussion on current topics

Joker’s Not Wild
Oct 7 • 68 min
Like most of America, Ron went to see the Joker movie this weekend, and he’s got his no-holds-barred review! We also review the new Life of Agony album, The Sound of Scars. Trump is pulling our troops out of Syria, and it looks like we might be pulling…
Dead Men Don’t Laugh
Sep 30 • 61 min
We curse less this week than on the Trump-Zelensky call, but more than Robert De Niro on CNN this weekend. We continue our hot streak with NFL Locks of the Week, discuss what celebrities passed away this week, and stand our ground against the sham that is…
The Trump-Zelensky Call
Sep 27 • 23 min
It’s a battle of bad impersonations as we read the transcript of the Trump-Zelensky phone call. Do we take creative license with it? Maybe. Is it as factual as the copy the White House released? Definitely! Oh, and this may be more NSFW than our usual…
Wet Your Whistleblower
Sep 26 • 68 min
The whistleblower complaint is so hot right now, and Ron & Brian break it down along with the now-infamous Trump Ukraine phone call! The only thing more important that that are our NFL Locks of the Week, and we also talk about the end of Eli Manning’s…
Roasts and Racists
Sep 17 • 69 min
It was a week of celebrity deaths and celebrity roasts, and, oh yeah, that whole Shane Gillis thing. Jean Cramer stood tall in This Week In Racism - is there a challenger that can rise up and knock her off her throne? We air some extremely First World…
Ron’s Looking Sharpie
Sep 11 • 69 min
What a week! Hurricane Dorian made it’s way to the US, Trump had his hands all over a weather map, and the Taliban had an invite to Camp David. Brian spoils The Notebook, the NFL season kicked off, and we’ve got our patented Locks of the Week! Anthony…
Law & Order: SUV
Sep 3 • 67 min
We discuss our Labor Day weekend celebrations, while most of the country was fixated on following Hurricane Dorian. Street justice was handed out this week, and if you ever wondered who would win if an SUV took on an electric bicycle…well, wonder no more.…
Episode 69 (Nice)
Aug 27 • 92 min
A very special episode! We’ve got our most insane audio yet for This Week In Racism, Ron discusses the Jimmy John’s boycott and his days as a Quiznos owner, and Brian gives a very special goodbye to David Koch. Brian also gives a rundown of the Cato…
The Big Apple Card
Aug 21 • 80 min
The boys get basic this week with hard seltzer and the new Apple Card. Ron & Brian talk about their recent NYC rendezvous which included drinking, karaoke, and a trip to the highest point in the city! Spider Man has left the MCU, Peter Fonda has left this…
The Religious Ain’t Right
Aug 14 • 86 min
Be bougie like Ron & Brian and grab a chocolate martini to enjoy this episode with! We catch up on the past week, with Brian hitting up both a Mets and Yankees game, and Ron seeing a live comedy show with the great Dave Hill! Oh yeah, and that Jeff…
Ron’s Roid Rage
Aug 8 • 91 min
Ron is all ‘roided up and ready to talk about the topics of the week! Mass shootings, climate change, medical conditions, and a whole bunch of celebrity deaths. Do we Grade Those Deaths? You’re damn right we do! We’ve got your weekly favorites along with…
Joe 30330??
Aug 1 • 71 min
We try to decipher what the hell Joe Biden (and the rest of the field) were talking about at this week’s Democratic Debates. Grade That Death is back, there was a mass shooting and a college admission scandal (sadly, not repeats of either), and try not to…
Clinton’s Tingly Body Count
Jul 25 • 71 min
Prolific author Chuck Tingle released his first lesbian Tingler this week, and Brian has his exclusive review! We’re still living off of the high of this past weekend’s appearance at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival while we discuss the Mueller…
Who Let The Blackout?
Jul 15 • 70 min
It was a wild weekend, with Ron attending the Weird Al concert and Brian surviving the NYC Blackout! We’ve got a full set of Celebrity Obits (and a surprising slow jam), talk about the latest dumb online challenge. discuss the ongoing immigration and ICE…
Pedos and Presidents
Jul 9 • 62 min
Jeff Epstein was arrested this week, and we wait to see who else he takes down with him. US Women’s Soccer won the World Cup, but can they win the battle for equal pay? The UK Ambassador gave his two cents on Trump, Ross Perot passed away, and a lot of…
Uh Oh, Brian’s Drunk
Jul 3 • 70 min
Brian started his Independence Day celebrating early with our Drink of the Week! Trump is taking over July 4th and the 2020 Census, we check the polls after the first Democratic debates, and we discuss Hunter Biden. We lost some athletes and celebrities…
Master Debaters
Jun 27 • 80 min
Night 1 of the Democratic Debates was as exciting as we could have hoped and we decirte nuestros pensamientos! Brian attended the Yankees Old Timers Game and survived the Lightning Round, as we discuss how horrible Alabama continues to be. Ron’s got…
Nothing To Cough At
Jun 19 • 70 min
We learned this week not to cough in front of Trump or Ron - you’ve been warned! Our Horrible History looks back at Operation Wetback, our country’s last mass deportation initiative. We lost Gloria Vanderbilt, but Brian wasn’t at a loss at words for her…
You Can’t Stop The Music
Jun 12 • 65 min
We lost two music legends this week - Dr. John and Bushwick Bill - but only one of them can get Brian’s patented Slow Jam Obituary! We also release our latest soon-to-be-hit single, Fly Me To The Moon. Alabama approved chemical castration, the Dominican…
God Save The Queen
Jun 5 • 65 min
Trump and the family circus took their act on the road to the UK this week, and we’ve got thoughts (but no prayers). Save your prayers for the members of the Catholic Church we profile! We update the Kevin Spacey case, read Celebrity Obituaries, and talk…
City of Podcasterly Love
May 28 • 62 min
We’ve got exciting news about our inclusion in the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! (Hopefully they’ll be as excited when they receive our performance rider) We’ve got a new edition of Our Horrible History, Michael Wolff has a new Trump book, and Jon Snow…
May 22 • 75 min
There are a number of states passing new anti-abortion laws, but are they really about the children? (Spoiler alert: they’re not) We look at these states and how they fail children once they come out of the womb. We review the Game of Thrones finale and…
Broken Horrible History
May 13 • 66 min
Brian and Ron were out at the Life of Agony show at Broken Goblet Brewing, while Ron made it weird for everyone involved. We drink craft beer in honor of our friends at B-Gob, we beef it up for Beef of the Week, and we hit the reset button on This Week In…
Healing The World
May 6 • 75 min
We start year two by doing what we do best - bringing the people of the world back together! Ron geeks out over the new Spider Man:Far From Home trailer, while Brian’s got issues with the latest episode of Game of Thrones. The Kentucky Derby winner got…
One Year, Bitches!
May 1 • 98 min
How better to celebrate our one year anniversary than with a super-sized episode! The champagne is flowing as we update our Game of Thrones pool, review our accomplishments over the past year and discuss our goals for the coming one, and talk about all of…
Marvel Less
Apr 22 • 76 min
As disappointed as you were with the sound quality of last week’s episode is how disappointed Brian was with Captain Marvel. We discuss that and the rest of the MCU to get you ready for Avengers: End Game. We’ve got a tie for Drink of the Week and a close…
GoT Picks
Apr 17 • 65 min
The audio gods were frowning upon us again, so excuse some of the crackles as we go through this tequila-fueled episode! Game of Thrones was everywhere this past week, and you won’t escape it here either. We give you our predictions on who will survive…
All Charged Up
Apr 11 • 71 min
Law enforcement was handing out charges this week like they were Oprah. Julian Assange - you get some charges! Michael Avenatti - you get some charges! Lori Loughlin - you get some charges! Everyone gets charges! We discuss them, the shakeup in the DHS,…
Apr 3 • 74 min
Due to the measles outbreak near NYC, Brian is quarantined in his hyperbolic chamber, but the show must go on! Joe Biden doesn’t understand why he can’t touch everyone, Ways & Means is going after Trump’s taxes, and we discuss the loss of Nipsey Hussle.…
Muellering It Over
Mar 26 • 78 min
Our drink this week is the No Collusion Cocktail, which leaves as bad a taste in your mouth at the Mueller Report. What’s in the report? We don’t know either, but just like everyone else, we’re talking about it. Jussie Smollett is cleared, Michael…
Drinking & Dropping Bombs
Mar 20 • 75 min
We’re dropping truth bombs while enjoying our Drink of the Week, the Irish Car Bomb! John McCain is living rent-free in Trump’s head, we revisit the College Bribery Scandal, and Brian runs the gauntlet of the Lightning Round. This Week In Racism has a…
$chool Day$
Mar 13 • 96 min
The bonds of our friendship are tested as we have a lengthy discussion on The Edge College Bribery Scandal. We complete our application for the Philadelphia Podcast Festival and talk about Tucker Carlson, Paul Manafort, and Jan-Michael Vincent. Did we…
I Believe I Can Lie
Mar 6 • 65 min
Sexual abusers (allegedly) are on the agenda again, as we review Leaving Neverland and R Kelly’s insane interview with Gayle King. We lost a number of celebrities this week, and Brian says goodbye to Luke Perry the only way he knows how. We talk Trebek,…
Trump’s Cohen To Jail
Feb 27 • 63 min
Everything’s coming up Cohen, as we discuss his testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee. R. Kelly and Robert Kraft brought the sexual assault this past week, and there’s another dumb online challenge to keep your kids safe from. Racism…
No Jussie, No Relief
Feb 21 • 63 min
We discuss two crazy stories this week - the Jussie Smollett saga and the Abducted in Plain Sight documentary. Speaking of crazy, Roseanne is back with a new video, Roger Stone was back in court, and North Carolina preps for a new election. Our drinks are…
The Chosen Podcast
Feb 13 • 65 min
All roads lead back to Virginia, as we discuss This Week In Racism, blackface in entertainment, and sexual assault. Rep. Omar got into hot water for her tweet about AIPAC, Paul Manafort’s plea deal got tossed, and student debt is crippling our economy. We…
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Blackface?
Feb 6 • 65 min
Virginia is for lovers, and (for some reason) people who like to wear blackface. We settle up our Super Bowl prop bets, review the State of the Union, and celebrate our first blocking on Twitter! Inmates at the MDC Brooklyn were left out in the cold,…
Fyre & Ice
Jan 31 • 84 min
The polar vortex can’t stop us from enjoying our Drink of the Week, the White Russian! The government shutdown is over (but the damage still lingers), while the Netflix Fyre Festival documentary is straight…well…fire! We’ll be live tweeting the Super…
Enter Sandmann
Jan 23 • 77 min
We’ve got news, weather, and sports this week! The government shutdown slogs on, while Trump and Pelosi battle over SOTU. Ron’s got Glass in his beef, This Week In Racism goes back to high school, and we see which Gimlet is best! Baseball revealed its…
You Want Fries With That?
Jan 15 • 84 min
Trump put out a buffet of fast food, and we’re serving up a buffet of entertainment! Clemson got a super-sized visit to the White House, Steve King is still a racist, and Gillette put out a commercial encouraging us to be nice, which managed to bring out…
Mentally Challenged
Jan 9 • 59 min
It was a rough week in the celebrity world, with the passing of Mean Gene Okerlund, Bob Epstein, and the Captain, Daryl Dragon. Drink of the Week is on hiatus while Brian’s on the road, but we still have Beef of the Week and This Week In Racism! We…
Live From Times Square
Jan 1 • 65 min
We’re live in Times Square to ring in the New Year! Learn the history of the ball drop and check out the new challenger in This Week In Racism. We review Bird Box and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and discuss the latest news about Louis CK and Kevin Spacey.…
One Hate-Filled Moment
Dec 26, 2018 • 79 min
We end the year on a high note with the winner of Racist of the Year and the debut of our tournament anthem, One Hate-Filled Moment! Brian slow jams Laverne, while Kevin Spacey posts a creepy video. We review our 2018 predictions and look into the future…
Two Piece & A Biscuit
Dec 17, 2018 • 61 min
Christmas is almost here and Brian wanted to share one of his favorite holiday tunes! We’re down to the finals of Racist of the Year - listen and find out how your vote can help fight racism! A North Philly KFC is serving up beatdowns to go with the herbs…
Hot Buttered Shutdown
Dec 11, 2018 • 60 min
Our drink of the week butters us up while we talk about the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Shutdown Summit. CEO talk is on tap, as we discuss Elon Musk, Les Moonves, and Sundar Pichai. The NYPD showed how not to handle a baby, and a California teacher takes a…
Tariff Man
Dec 4, 2018 • 63 min
It’s a music extravaganza, between Brian’s slow jam obituary for our 41st President and the debut of our hot new single, Tariff Man! We’ve got the results for the First Round of the Racist of the Year tournament and reactions from the Senate briefing on…
Live Bracketology Special
Nov 29, 2018 • 51 min
The committee has spoken and the brackets are set! If you didn’t catch our live broadcast, listen to the episode and head to our Facebook page to vote. And thank you to our friends at Baltika for sponsoring Racism Madness!
Zero Point Zero
Nov 25, 2018 • 67 min
We’re thankful - for each other, and for Uncle Freddie, who helps us break another tie in This Week In Racism! Drink of the Week fizzles, Beef of the Week sizzles, and Black Friday…doesn’t rhyme with those. We review the Senate run-off in Mississippi, the…
Nobody Likes A Sloppy Snowjob
Nov 15, 2018 • 81 min
The winter weather can’t stop a new episode, as we roll out the new Doppler 6900 technology! We follow up on Election Night results and discuss the upcoming movie about Gary Hart - Front Runner. We lament the death of Wing Bowl and Roy Clark, and Brian…
Election Night Live!
Nov 6, 2018 • 94 min
Our live Election Night broadcast! On top of racism, beefs, and drinks, we track the races to watch across the country. All this, and a guest appearance by Matt from the Day Drinking Saved My Life podcast? You’re welcome, America!
What The Hell Is Wrong With America?
Oct 29, 2018 • 61 min
It’s the question many people around the world are asking. We review a very sad week for our country, with hopes for a better tomorrow. The Prairie Fire Shot brings the heat in Drink of the Week, beefs are shared, and we have our very first This Week In…
Caravan Wilder
Oct 23, 2018 • 65 min
We reflect on 25 episodes and 25 years, and talk about the Central America caravan. Brian tries to quit slow jamming celebrity obituaries, but it’s a tough habit to kick when you have a taste! We attended Hoppy Halloween 4 at Broken Goblet Brewing and…
We Hardly Knew Ye
Oct 15, 2018 • 76 min
Brian slow jams the celebrity obituaries, and your world may never be the same again! We’re all about Kanye this week, as we break down the Kanye-Trump summit and his weekend rant on Twitter. All of your weekly favorites are here as well!
Damn Yankees
Oct 10, 2018 • 71 min
The results of the Yankees-Red Sox series has Ron & Brian down, but the show must go on! Drink of the Week returns with a classic, Beef of the Week deals with beef & privacy, and This Week In Racism has another repeat winner. We discuss the mystery that…
The Re-Education of Brian
Oct 1, 2018 • 49 min
Brian’s been laid up recovering for the past week, so he needed to be brought up to speed on all things Kavanaugh and Musk. He also serves his punishment for besmirching Drink of the Week. We’ve got This Week In Racism and Beef of the Week!
Racism Recap
Sep 26, 2018 • 53 min
Ron is on his own this week and asking for your thoughts & prayers for #BriansTitaniumTaint. This Week in Racism takes us out to the ballgame, and we review our TWIR winners so far. Brian’s punishment drinks are revealed, and we share some of the best…
State of the Union
Sep 18, 2018 • 97 min
Our long-awaited State of the Union Address! We discuss politics, media, the environment, religion, technology, celebrity, and entertainment. We retire Jimmy Taylor, which means two new contenders in This Week In Racism!
That Voodoo That You Do
Sep 11, 2018 • 63 min
We take a trip down one of the weirder conspiracy rabbit holes - that Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut is a front for Child Sex Trafficking. Brian drops the ball on the Drink of the Week, we air our beefs, This Week In Racism, and we tease a very special…
Dogs and Catfights
Sep 3, 2018 • 76 min
There’s no rest for Ron & Brian this Labor Day - the show must go on! We’ve got drinks, beefs and racism, as well as watching the internet go crazy over Colin Kaerpernick’s new Nike contract. John McCain and Aretha Franklin were laid to rest this week,…
Of Mavericks & Masturbaters
Aug 28, 2018 • 75 min
We reflect on the life of John McCain and discuss the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. The Pope visited Ireland, a Texas man hates women drivers, and Louis CK returned for 15 minutes of infamy, whether you wanted to see him or not. Beef of the Week survived, we…
Wrestling With Truth
Aug 21, 2018 • 82 min
So many topics, you won’t believe we fit them all in one episode! Senator Michael Williams does and doesn’t think the use of the n-word matters, Brian talks about his day of wrestling, and we give a couple of celebrity eulogies. We have more downloads…
The Plane Falls On The Plain
Aug 13, 2018 • 60 min
We talk memorabilia, Chris Hardwick, we keep a close watch on Aretha Franklin, and we say goodbye to The Anvil. Brian’s sordid history with SoCo is revealed during Drink of the Week, and we’ve got a brand new racist! Plane crashes were in vogue over the…
Crouching Shark, Hidden Fetus
Aug 8, 2018 • 64 min
Drink of the Week brings the pain, and we serve you up a Five Dollar Footlong of Racism. Dead fetuses were trending this week, and we discuss Ron’s trip to the Jersey Shore. We honor the memory of Charlotte Rae, and we’ve also got Ron & Brian’s Beef of…
Bigfoot Makes Me Tingle
Jul 31, 2018 • 62 min
Two words: Bigfoot Porn. Two more words: Chuck Tingle. The combining of those words make for some interesting writing (and conversation). We also discuss stolen sharks, the Trump Star, deadly porn, and 3-D guns. Looking for This Week In Racism and Drink…
We’ll Do It Live!
Jul 28, 2018 • 52 min
Special bonus episode! We celebrate Brian’s visit to Philadelphia with a special weekend edition recorded in front of a live audience. Topics include fighting McDonald’s workers, electric sex acts, Nazi wrestlers, and the debut of Ron & Brian’s Beef of…
This Is America?
Jul 23, 2018 • 61 min
We talk Trump tweets, more drinks, and lots of people being racist. The NY Post steals our Elon Musk take, and Roseanne’s new YouTube channel is the train wreck we hoped it would be. WeWork holds the meat, and we discuss Episode 2 of Who Is America?
Treason’s Greetings
Jul 17, 2018 • 87 min
We talk about the Trump-Putin summit and whether the President knows the difference between “would” and “wouldn’t”, Papa John’s, Armless Stabbers, Elon Musk - Supervillain?, and more! Of course, we have Drink of the Week results and This Week In Racism…
If I Did It
Jul 9, 2018 • 72 min
Results of Drink of the Week, and we meet two more horrible people in This Week In Racism. A quick revisit of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest and our newest segment - Brian: If I Did It. We give you our instant reaction on Trump’s Supreme Court pick, discuss…
Bucket of Racism
Jul 4, 2018 • 87 min
Our super-sized 4th of July episode! We reveal this week’s Drink of the Week, retire Nathan Larson, and This Week In Racism has three new contenders. Other topics in this episode are Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Cooking On High, Pet Adoption,…
Crappy Audio Edition
Jun 28, 2018 • 45 min
Sometimes the Technology Gods are just working against you. This is the 45 minutes of material that we were able to salvage, and it’s gold!! Results of our first Drink of the Week poll, Brian discussed his hatred of the French 77 (and France in general),…
The Staircase
Jun 20, 2018 • 75 min
SPOILER ALERT! We discuss Netflix’s new true crime documentary, The Staircase. We also talk about Chris Hardwick, Canadian Clarinet Guy, revisit Migrant Children, and, of course, This Week In Racism!
Immigration and Migrant Children
Jun 10, 2018 • 81 min
This Week In Racism takes a look at NYC Public Transit. We also discuss the Anthony Bourdian& Kate Spade, charity auctions, The Staircase, and our main topic is a discussion on the current state of immigration in our country.
Gun Control
Jun 4, 2018 • 77 min
Topics this week include the Philadelphia Eagles’ visit to the White House, the Supreme Court ruling on the Marketplace Bakery case, Samantha Bee, and Gun Control. This Week In Racism profiles Nathan Larson, admitted pedophile and all-around horrible…
Incel Movement
May 29, 2018 • 54 min
This Week In Racism, we revisit #MeToo and the Morgan Freeman allegations, and discuss the Incel movement.
May 24, 2018 • 64 min
This week’s topics are Gender Reveals, Jeffrey Tambor, Morgan Freeman, Abortion, and we debut our new segment, “This Week In Racism”.
Evil Genius
May 15, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, we discuss Ron’s recent trip to NYC, the Netflix documentary Evil Genius and our fascination with hoarders.
Ron & Brian 25th Anniversary Show - Hour 5
May 1, 2018 • 41 min
Recorded at WCDB-FM Albany. A recap of the first 4 hours, discussing why Ron & Brian are now ordained ministers, the city of Philadelphia, and Lavar Ball. We also stare death in the eyes when the fire alarm goes off.
Ron & Brian 25th Anniversary Show - Hour 4
May 1, 2018 • 49 min
Recorded at WCDB-FM Albany. A brief history of WCDB-FM and WSUA-AM, along with a review of the training manual. Discussing our suspension from the radio station, which led into The Jeff & Brian Show. There’s more gun control thrown in for good measure.
Ron & Brian 25th Anniversary Show - Hour 3
May 1, 2018 • 43 min
Recorded at WCDB-FM Albany. This hour includes reflections on Scott, Brian’s disdain for the US Banking system, minimum wage & wealth inequality, and David Letterman’s new show.
Ron & Brian 25th Anniversary Show - Hour 2
May 1, 2018 • 54 min
Recorded at WCDB-FM Albany. Experience the excitement of Scott’s Speed Round, and a discussion on gun control.
Ron & Brian 25th Anniversary Show - Hour 1
May 1, 2018 • 47 min
Recorded at WDCB-FM Albany. Topics for this hour include reminiscing about the original show and reuniting with Scott (our former news reporter). The three of us discuss Donald Trump, the decline of America, taxes, and the American workforce.
#MeToo Movement
May 1, 2018 • 59 min
Our premiere episode - we discuss the history of the Ron & Brian Show, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and the #MeToo Movement. (Because who better to discuss the movement than two middle-aged men?)