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Foundation Radio

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A bunch of friends discuss everything that interests them, and even leave some time for interviews with more upstanding members of society. Hosted by Adam Barnard, Greg Mead, Sam Krepps, Joe Keane, Geoff Quinn, and Dr. Ruth Almy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/foundationradio/support


Drunk Historians
Aug 4 • 65 min
Our second ever drunk show, with limited editing, for your listening pleasure. After being so serious for so many weeks, The Gang blows off some steam by presenting some of their favorite historical moments. From The Great Emu War of 1932 to “Star Trek:…
Portland, Explained
Jul 24 • 75 min
Adam, Geoff, Dr. Ruth, and special guest Tyrell Brown bring you a special episode of the show discussing the current events surrounding the arrests of protestors and journalists in Portland, Oregon, the historical implications of a shadow military police…
Oy Vey, Superman
Jul 21 • 72 min
After the “Reboot or Bust” episode, The Gang had a lively, spirited debate on the merits of the 1978 film adaptation of Superman compared against its 2013 counterpart, “Man of Steel”. Lively discussion gave way to heated debate, and now we’re here to pull…
Reboot or Bust
Jul 7 • 65 min
So many reboots, such little time! Well, plenty of time, actually, we’re all still quarantining… Adam, Greg, Geoff, and special guest Daniel Renk talk about “Beavis and Butthead”, Michael Keaton, “Ghostbusters”, and what constitutes a reboot vs. a…
Gorsuch Saves The Day
Jun 23 • 46 min
Adam, Greg, Geoff, and Dr. Ruth are genuinely shocked by the recent Supreme Court decisions on DACA protections and LGBT rights. The Gang discusses their surprise at who wrote the majority opinion on whether the Civil Rights Act protects the LGBT…
Frank Rizzo is the Worst
Jun 10 • 70 min
Adam, Greg, Geoff, and Dr. Ruth recap this past week’s activity - protests, riots, and the Frank Rizzo statue. Greg shares his thoughts on the George Floyd murder, Adam discusses the excitement he feels about the new additions to the revolution, Dr. Ruth…
I’m Not Okay With This
May 30 • 68 min
Adam, Geoff, and Dr. Ruth take some time to talk about the murder of George Floyd, “Central Park Karen”, the YouTuber who “rehomed” her adoptive autistic child, and what it means to have white privilege. For real time updates on the coronavirus in your…
Geoff’s Secret Stuff
May 26 • 62 min
Cons, concerts, and cartoons - oh my! Adam and Greg share their favorite convention celebrity meetings, but Geoff wins the round with his story about meeting Carrie Fisher. Sam and Dr. Ruth talk about the cartoons they’ve been falling back into since…
Don’t Planic
May 12 • 54 min
We just wanted this to be about Mother’s Day, but 2020 never stops getting more objectively awful, and we just can’t seem to stay away from conspiracies. The Gang dives into “Plandemic”, murder hornets, and stay at home protestors. Adam struggles for…
Asher Roth
May 5 • 45 min
Asher Roth virtually stops by the program today for a conversation about his new album, “Flowers on the Weekend”. Adam and Asher talk about the creation of the album, the journey through self discovery, his incredible non-profit Sunflower Philly, and how…
Dungeons & Dragons II: Hawthorne’s Revenge
Apr 28 • 110 min
Greg the Dungeon Master leads The Gang through a brand new, quarantine quest in Dungeons & Dragons! When we last left our heroes, the dastardly Dr. Hones had escaped with the magical Hammer of Gorb. Now, the team must assemble again for a new journey.…
COVID-19 Killed The Radio Star II
Apr 21 • 78 min
No topic, no problem! Geoff and Dr. Ruth finally have it out over Adam West, Adam talks Joe Biden and the general election, Greg tells us about the first movie he saw as a kid that he probably shouldn’t have, and Joe loudly makes eggs while we’re talking.…
Conrad Thompson
Apr 14 • 54 min
An extra special episode today with “The Podfather” of professional wrestling, Conrad Thompson! Conrad stops by for a conversation with Adam on pro wrestling, whether REIT will be a worthwhile investment if the housing market tanks, and the Vice…
The World is Lava
Apr 7 • 89 min
Quarantine has accomplished something that’s never been done before: a live show with all six members present (well, through Discord, anyway). The Gang dissects the Netflix sensation “Tiger King”, Wrestlemania 36, and what they‘ve been enjoying since the…
COVID-19 Killed the Radio Star
Mar 23 • 82 min
The first of many unorthodox shows coming to you from Foundation Radio. A real time documented oral history of the coronavirus outbreak in the States, this episode is a series of voice memos and voicemails over a one week period. Every member of the show…
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mar 16 • 34 min
Adam digs into our WCUR archives for a replay of Foundation Radio’s interview of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson from 2012. Adam, Greg, and Jake Summers walk through Dr. Tyson’s newest publication at the time, “Space Chronicles”, how much is actually spent on…
The Fandom Menace
Mar 10 • 61 min
The Gang goes deep into how lousy fandoms can be. Dr. Ruth walks us through what it’s like to be mansplained even as an accomplished D&D DM, Geoff talks awful Star Wars fans, Greg’s drinking Mad Elf, and Adam defends the recent WWE Super ShowDown results,…
Goldberg vs. The Fiend
Feb 28 • 22 min
Adam brings you a special bonus episode of the show with a recap of the controversial Super ShowDown main event between Goldberg and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, the performative outrage on Twitter and other social media surrounding the finish, and why this…
The Beer Summit
Feb 25 • 58 min
For weeks, we’ve been captivated by the fight between Joe and Geoff, and their beef over Miller High Life comes to a head with The Beer Summit. Between IPAs and Bud Light Lime, we find out just how awful beer can be. Find out which beer was the “Worst in…
Cancel Culture Isn’t Real
Feb 11 • 58 min
Does being “cancelled” actually happen? Adam, Greg, Joe, Geoff, and Dr. Ruth pull apart the controversies surrounding “Tropic Thunder”, Mel Gibson, Kobe Bryant, and everything in between to uncover whether cancel culture is a real thing. Phrases you can’t…
Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs
Jan 28 • 54 min
The Gang celebrates Joe’s triumphant return and talks men’s mental health. The show picks up after a power outage at Blaoufington Hall, which was totally unrelated to our conspiracy theory episode and caused us to lose the first twenty minutes of…
Finland Isn’t Real
Jan 13 • 64 min
Break out your tin foil hats and electromagnetic wave blockers, The Gang’s gone full tilt boogie. Adam, Greg, Geoff, and Dr. Ruth explore some of the craziest conspiracy theories they’ve ever heard. From QAnon to JFK, we take a look at all of the wildest…
The Rise of Skywalker
Dec 23, 2019 • 59 min
***WARNING - SPOILER HEAVY EPISODE!!! WE DISCUSS MAJOR PLOT POINTS AND REVELATIONS IN “STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER”. SERIOUSLY, DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU!*** The final chapter of the…
The I Word
Dec 9, 2019 • 65 min
For the first time ever, The Gang goes where Foundation Radio has yet to go… historical papers! Dr. Ruth Almy joins Adam, Greg, and Geoff as they discuss her soon to be published piece about “Star Wars” and genocide. Geoff shares a really crazy story…
Friendsgiving (Butt Game)
Nov 26, 2019 • 43 min
It’s sheer pandemonium at Blaoufington Hall for Friendsgiving. Our very first “drunk show”, The Gang is joined by Matt “Fifth Beatle” Toal and Carl Pannell for a Tröegs Mad Elf fueled breakdown of “The Mandalorian”, plus a recap of Adam’s front row…
Welcome to Quinnterfell
Nov 11, 2019 • 66 min
Welcome To Quinnterfell The Gang marks the beginning of a new and exciting era in this surprise episode of Foundation Radio. Adam cannot get over Hell In A Cell 2019, Greg’s dressed like he’s performing a live action “Rocko’s Modern Life”, Sam talks about…
Cas Haley
Nov 5, 2019 • 49 min
Musician Cas Haley joins Adam on the podcast! Cas discusses his career, from his early beginnings to his show-stopping performance on Season 2 of “America’s Got Talent”. Cas and Adam discuss life on the road, how cool David Hasselhoff really is in person,…
Charles Shan Cerrone
Oct 22, 2019 • 76 min
Adam talks fotógrafo y fotógrafo with renowned international photographer Charles Shan Cerrone. Shan details his unbelievable journey to North Korea as one of a handful of international photographers to cover their 2016 Air Show, and gives a truly…
Brad Feinberg
Oct 8, 2019 • 66 min
Fitness trainer extraordinaire Brad Feinberg joins Adam for an interview on today’s episode! Sam, Greg, and Adam talk about their struggles with weight loss and what their favorite gluttonous meals are. Then, Adam talks to Brad about his early start in…
Bill Goldberg
Sep 24, 2019 • 52 min
A very special episode of Foundation Radio about anti-bullying, featuring the legendary Bill Goldberg! Adam shared a story about his son James’ fear of bullies, and you’ll get to hear how that story touched one of the biggest wrestlers of all time’s heart…
Tommy Chong
Sep 12, 2019 • 64 min
Adam and Joe have an incredible conversation with the iconic Tommy Chong! Tommy talks to the gang about his cannabis company, Chong’s Choice, his favorite project with Cheech Marin, and what he really think is going to happen to you know who when he…
Cancel Woodstock
Aug 1, 2019 • 96 min
The Gang tries to understand exactly why anyone on Earth would want to set up, let alone go, to Woodstock 50. Joe tells us about what he felt during skydiving, and Sam stands up for Metallica (sort of). Greg tries to talk serious science, but Adam only…
Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 18, 2019 • 104 min
The Gang’s all here and we’re getting nerdy. Super nerdy. Greg the Dungeon Master leads us through our first Dungeons & Dragons quest together. Hans Butterfield (Adam), Ostorin Pethomin (Sam), Pierce Hawthorne (Joe), Roth Rank (Matt Toal), and Walf…
Darren Prince
Jul 3, 2019 • 54 min
Adam and Greg sit down for a chat with sports and celebrity agent extraordinaire, Darren Prince. The guys talk to Darren about becoming “Prince of Cards”, exactly how many of those famous Billy Ripken baseball cards he had, his involvement in the famous…
Joe Cool
Jun 27, 2019 • 60 min
The whole squad’s here at the MBN Studios for the first time together. Adam can’t wait to start his Facebook friend purge, Greggy Two Phones tells us about the fun sights he sees as an environmental technician, Sam talks about his boredom with…
“Ja, Eich Ben Ein Jude.” with David Tuck
Jun 13, 2019 • 67 min
Adam and Greg sit down for a powerful conversation with David Tuck, a survivor of the Holocaust. David shares his remarkable story of survival, courage, and the will to carry on, even when all seemed lost. He shares about his time in Auschwitz, finding…
The Jump Off
May 30, 2019 • 68 min
Fresh off their WCUR reunion show, the squad regroups at the MBN Studio for their first official podcast. Adam talks about a particularly rude rock star, Greg reveals his slight disappointment in the GoT finale, and Sam explains the Nielsen ratings. IG:…
The Gang Invades WCUR (with Jess Margera)
May 16, 2019 • 70 min
The Gang reunited at West Chester University, inside the hallowed walls of WCUR-FM for the night. Adam, Greg, Sam, and Joe reflected on their time at the station and shook the dust off their mics. “Reverend” Jess Margera & “Definitely British” Chris Weyh…
The Preview
May 2, 2019 • 41 min
Adam and Sam take a trip back in time to bring you some of our favorite clips from our time at WCUR. Having that platform offered us a plethora of hilarious moments, incredible musical guests, and interviews we never thought we’d land. Tune in to hear our…