Episode 92: Let’s Talk About Crap, Baby (and Then Some Stuff Happened)

What do you get when you take the already long-winded, critically-acclaimed podcast known as “The Scope” and mix it with Ron Gerber, host of the greatest pop music radio program in the country, “Crap From The Past?”

Answer: the longest and most important Scope episode ever. EVER. (What’s hyperbole, anyway?)

Seriously, your Scope hosts pulled out all the stops on this one. Tons of prep work, tons of sound clips and effects, and tons of overall effort.

And then Adam did the news.

Still, Ron was cool enough to stick through the entire 2 1/2+ hours of blabbering. That means, for you, the loyal Scope listener, tons of radio insider goodness, more talk about top 40 radio hits than you can shake a stick at, and even a great story connecting Ron to a notable late-night talk show host. (No, we’re not talking about that big-jawed Jay Leno, thank God.) And did we mention a brief return of “Hit The Post?” If you make it to hour ten of episode #92, you can experience it.

Finally, we try, with varying degrees of success, to put the whole Human Centipede business behind us. Pun intended.

The Scope episode 92 knows that “Boogiemonster” is the only acceptable moniker for Ron Gerber.


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4 Comments on “Episode 92: Let’s Talk About Crap, Baby (and Then Some Stuff Happened)”
  1. Libby said:
    June 16th, 2010 7:37 PM

    The bite from “The Boogie Monster” by Gnarls Barkley at 11:20 is a heck of a treat!

    Banter, tinny applause, Cruise’s poltergeist, clips and snippets, fluttery sonic toys, and the threat of a messy experiment w/ human centipedes. Plus ambling, meandering stories with glimpses into the psyche of Ron “Boogiemonster” Gerber of CFTP.

    Pure bliss if you like this sort of stuff! Great job, Shane, Adam, & Jared. (And Ron.) (And the crew.)

    [Boogiemonster posted the link on the FB wall for Crap From The Past. That’s how I found out about your podcast. PS: Nice job on the episode’s title.]

  2. Shane said:
    June 17th, 2010 8:49 AM

    Thanks, Libby. Glad to hear a Crap From the Past listener enjoyed the Gerber marathon show. We’ll be back June 28th with more rambling, less Adam (he’s busy moving or something) and a review of Toy Story 3. Hope you check it out!

  3. Gary said:
    July 29th, 2010 5:16 PM

    And who won the trivia contest for the 80’s?

    This guy!!!!!

  4. Gary said:
    July 31st, 2010 4:41 PM

    Well done. Ron “The Boogie Monster” Gerber was a refreshing breeze in a squalid oil slicked gulf.

    Well played scope hosts. Well played.