What is a Yankee?

Heavy, Ty and Gustav are back to answer emails, Twitter questions and have Heavy tell us what is a yankee.

Right off the bat, we apologize for some technical difficulties that we encountered during the editing of this episode.  We will try to do better moving forward, but we say that to the women in our lives, so don’t hold your breath.

For this episode, we put out the call to the listeners for emails and Twitter questions and once again you did not disappoint.  Except for Fake Bailey Jay who continues to disappoint us by not joining us in person.

Steve from Baltimore sent in a great email asking about what it means to be a Texan.  That leads Heavy to climb upon his soapbox, start pulling out maps and to try and get Ty and Gus to read some pamphlets he’s been working on.  That leads to Gus and Ty asking Heavy “What is a Yankee?”  That leads to it’s own lecture and once he is done, you will all be clear on his criteria.

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Aaron , Tom and Fake Sports Bot send a ton of Twitter questions ranging from cigarettes, lawyers, gold, and topical tropical islands.

Gus has a show and tell with some recent additions to his vintage record collection.

Then the audio problem interrupts the guys having some serious old man talk.  And to further derail the good times, Heavy starts talking about politics in the 903 area code.

 

So send us your emails about geographic distinctions, Texas highways or vintage vinyl stories to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com

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Also be sure to check out Ty’s guest appearance on Megan’s Movie Podcast where they discuss The Breakfast Club.  Who knows how much longer till Ty and Megan start their own Peaches and Herb cover band.

Foreign Listeners

The Can You Hear Me boys are back with a mish mash of mustache talk, a mystery, thoughts on the S-Town podcast, Gustav’s report on foreign listeners and emails from the faithful.

To get things going Gustav reveals a mystery that he has encountered recently.  Heavy and Ty do their best to get to the bottom of problem.

Then they discuss the wildly popular S-Town podcast and how close to home it feels to the 903 area code, where the guys were born and raised.  They also discuss some of the problems that they identified with the podcast.

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Somehow they get onto mustache talk, partly brought on by a recent spell of Gene Shalit jokes.  Gene was the mustachioed film critic for NBC’s Today show for years and not0rious for bad pun

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s and sometimes questionable reviews.

Long time listener Fake Bailey Jay has a couple of emails chastising Gustav for possible inaccuracies and omissions.

Touching back on the previous misogynistic discussion about female singers of the seventies and eighties, Gustav brings up one the sisters from Heart and Ty ties it all back to the mountain climber game on the Price is Right.

 

Gustav has an interesting report on a recent upsurge in foreign listeners of Can You Hear Me.  The new hotbeds for Can You Hear Me downloads outside the U.S. are Japan and Germany.  Heavy has a theory why but Gus just wants to know who these people are and why they listen to the ramblings of educated hillbillies.

They also have a new female listener who sends in a t-shirt idea and is currently trying to make her way through the entire back catalog of episodes.

So send us your emails telling us where you are listening from and how you found out about us to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com

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Adult Advice

The Can You Hear Me boys are back once again to talk about old stuff and help out a listener with some “adult advice”.  The guys love emails from listeners and are always happy to lend a hand.  You can email your questions or thoughts as well to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com

Gus shows up with an item from the guy’s childhood which prompts a discussion about Lee Majors in Fall Guy.  Once again, just like the ill fated episode where the guys weighed in on seventies and eighties female musicians, the boys dip their toe into some borderline objectification.  But to be fair, they are from seventies.

A discussion of pawn shops and their quality then brings Ty to wonder about today’s youth and their discovery of the world around them.

Gus and Ty recall their respective trips to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. As you can imagine, they have different views.

They settle in for a little lightweight banter about Graceland and how it must be viewed in historical context.

Gus opens up about his geekiness with some Dungeons & Dragons talk which is all just a set up for more goofy stuff his kids say.  Heavy fires some shots at LARPer’s and Gus recommends the Darkon documentary.

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And then Gustav reads a listener email seeking some “adult advice”.  The boys roll up their sleeves and try their best to actually do more good than harm and provide as much advice as three fortysomething year old dudes can muster. Listen and find out if they know what they are talking about or are just full of crap like normal.

Email us your favorite 80’s action tv show hero, adult advice or serious questions to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com

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The Best of 2016

After exhaustive listener polling, we have come up with the best of 2016 for the Can You Hear Me podcast.  Join Gustav as he guides you through some favorite moments of 2016. Plus stick around for a bonus montage.

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Thanks for listening to us and making us part of your weird extended family.  If you didn’t listen to us, we would be just talking to one another anyway (like those weird cousins of yours from Arkansas).

Email us at canyouhearmepod@gmail.com or tweet at us @realgustav @tywebb3000 @longmireheavy or @canyouhearmepod  Check out our subreddit or look us up on Instagram.

Thirty Seconds of Fury

It’s a shame, but due to the brown drink, over 30 minutes of stories which the phrase “thirty seconds of fury” originated in had to be edited out to protect the guilty.  But there is still plenty of nonsense and listener emails to make it worth your while.

At the start, Gustav is feeling nostalgic for the days of the early eighties when watching music videos out in the country meant having to wait for Friday Night Videos to come on or to catch a syndicated video show hosted by Bo and Jim from Q102, now KZPS.  There was no cable out in the country, so no MTV, unless you were one of the lucky ones with a giant satellite dish out in the yard and some sort of probably illegal decoder on top of your Zenith or Quasar fake wood paneled tv set.

The great Austin finally sent us in an email and he asks who would we cast to play ourselves in the inevitable blockbuster feature film adaptation of the Can You Hear Me podcast. Please email or tweet us who you would like to see portray your favorite educated hillbillies on the silver screen.  Austin also shares with us a wonderfully weird artifact from the sixties called “Communism, Hypnotism, and the Beatles” by David E. Noebel.  We weren’t aware that the three were related.  It sounds more like a Can You Hear Me episode title instead of an actual book.

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Communism, Hypnotism and the Beatles by David E. Noebel

Long time good time West Texas Travis sends us an email that disturbs all three members.  Then JJ warms our hearts with a tale of fisticuffs as he stands up to some Houston punks.  We also lay the foundation for our upcoming William F. Buckley Jr. episode so be sure to do your homework and watch “Best of Enemies” on Netflix to learn the background of the Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley debates during the 1968 presidential election.

As always, please email us your stories, questions or observations to canyouhearmepod@gmail.com

 

Campaign Platform of Yelling at Other People’s Kids

The full crew is back for this week’s episode where Ty makes a list, we lay out our campaign platform for our 2020 presidential run and Ty yells at other people’s kids. After having been AWOL for three episodes, Ty graces us with his presence and is sporting quite the salt and pepper beard.   During his self-determined sabbatical, he was busy making a list of things he wanted to talk about.

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But first we tackle a listener email from Valley Butcher.  He wanted to know what our campaign platform would be.  Gustav does his best to answer honestly, but Ty and Heavy just tie it back to one of Ty’s list topics, which was yelling at other people’s kids.  Ty recalls two recent instances of him going all old man on some wayward youths.  Then Heavy recounts his recent intervention against a Yankee yelling at a girl at a volleyball game.

Then Gustav continues his campaign against Professor Brad’s assertions that “buildings have gravity  which makes people jumping off of them  pull toward the buildings” and “all the blood is in his stomach.”  After Brad’s recent use of his bully pulpit at the “Below the Belt” podcast, Gustav couldn’t let the issue lie without having a formal public refutation.

We would like our loyal upstanding listeners to weigh in on a hot topic of listener emails.  Heavy wonders whether we should just blow through the emails quickly.  Gustav maintains that you the good listeners are kind enough to email us and we should provide thoughtful feedback for your excellent correspondence.  Email us at Canyouhearmepod@gmail.com and let us know if you want your carefully crafted emails read quickly and thrown in the trash or if you want us to continue to converse with you like real friends who value your thoughts and opinions, no matter what Heavy says.