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What the Hell Were You Thinking

Dave Bledsoe

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What the Hell Were You Thinking

What the Hell Were You Thinking

Dave Bledsoe

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When you went looking for a podcast and started listening to this one: What the HELL Were You Thinking?Host Dave Bledsoe takes a weekly look at politics, pop culture, the media, the contents of his friend’s liquor cabinets, or anything that manages to pique his interests. Dave blends his distinctly left of center political world view with profound nostalgia for a lost childhood, disgust with hypocrisy and abiding love of Irish Whiskey (Jameson, we don’t do Protestant whiskey on this podcast) into a show which should appeal to the distinct palette of angry liberals, cynical Gen Xers and Millennials bent on ironically mingling 80’s music and modern politics. (See—I told you we have generational appeal!) The What the HELL Were You Thinking Podcast will have you asking the tough questions, or least what Dave’s deal with old televisions shows is all about. Honestly, he’s probably on the spectrum with this kind of behavior.Find the show in iTunes and Stitcher, Google Play Music or where ever fine podcasts are sold. Follow the show on Twitter @thehell_podcast, the show name on Facebook.

Latest Episodes

Episode 264 "Citizen Soldier"

EShow Notes Episode 264: Citizen Soldier This week Host Dave Bledsoe descends into his bunker for everyone’s safety, the bunker being his private bathroom far, far from everyone else. (There is not enough Lysol in the WORLD!) On the show this week we talk about Shitty Caesar wading across the Rubicon wearing rubber ducky floaters. Along the way we go back to the 90’s where we discover Dave was not NEARLY the badass he thought he was. (Or is!) Then we bring back an OLD favorite and climb aboard The Wayback Machine to learn why the Founders decided a military dictatorship was a BAD idea! (Also, we take some cheap shots at Bostonians!) We then head over law school to find out why Shroom Dick can’t just deploy the troops to “dominate” the protesters that frighten him so much. (BUNKER BITCH!) We visit Kent State to remind you all why soldiers are not cops and never should be. Then we wrap up with some truly astonishing statements by Generals past and present. (We honestly couldn’t believe our eyes when we read them!) Our Sponsor this week is Boogaloo Bob’s, when your real soldiers won’t crush your rebellion why not try Boogaloo Bob’s, because nothing says law and order like fat white guys in flower print shirts! We open the show with a rose colored edition of a Founding Father and close with Massy jamming through a Neil Young tune! Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/aST8Q6xmy4M

27 MIN6 h ago
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Episode 264 "Citizen Soldier"

Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard

EShow Notes Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard “We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.” --Malcom X No jokes, no songs, no funny bits, just some hard talk by one White American to his fellow White Americans imploring White America to put its money where it’s mouth has been and finally embrace non-violence. Show Theme: Not used this week The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: None this week Warning! By Langston Hughes Negroes, Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day They change their mind. Wind In the cotton fields, Gentle Breeze: Beware the hour It uproots trees!

12 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard

Epsidoe 262: You're Not the Boss of Me Now

EEpisode 262: “You’re Not the Boss of Me Now” This week Host Dave Bledsoe discovers wearing a mask actually IS quite comfortable and is sure everyone will be wearing them in the future. On the show this week, we examine the latest in our ongoing series of Dumb Culture Wars: Masks. (We can’t believe this is even a thing!) Along the way we explore America’s long history of resenting people trying to save our lives starting with the Great Seatbelt Wars of the 1980’s. (We have a LONG history of being really dumb.) Then we dive right into the controversy with a small number of very noisy Americans refusal to wear a mask. (It is exactly the people you think it is.) We look at the various and specious “reasons” why people refuse to wear one, from religious to terror of people discovering how small and insignificant their penis actually is. (Thimble Dick is perhaps one of the most cutting pet names for the POTUS we’ve used to date!) We then give a full and fair hearing to those Americans who feel wearing a mask infringes on their Constitution Right to be assholes before telling them to sit down and shut the hell up. (Which is the actual court precedent for ALL arguments along these lines.) Our Sponsor this week is Frankie’s Freedom Warehouse, where your assault rifle is welcome but your mask is NOT! (Condolences to Frankie’s family on his recent death from Covid 19) We open the show with a genuine damn hero working at Costco and close with Dilute Creative who want to know that we are NOT in charge around here. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/JkxdUh2ROd4 Citations Needed: COVID-19: How much protection do face masks offer? https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449 Ohio legislator cites God for refusing to wear face mask during coronavirus crisis https://www.cleveland.com/coronavirus/2020/05/ohio-legislator-cites-god-for-refusing-to-wear-face-mask-during-coronavirus-crisis.html Men are less likely to wear masks – another sign that toxic masculinity kills https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/16/men-masks-coronavirus-protests-masculinity-kills Masks Reveal New Social Norms: What a Difference a Plague Makes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/masks-reveal-new-social-norms-what-a-difference-a-plague-makes/

23 MIN2 w ago
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Epsidoe 262: You're Not the Boss of Me Now

Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or More of a Kruger?

EShow Notes Episode 261: Are You More A Dunning or More of a Kruger? This week Host Dave Bledsoe trudges up the Slope of Enlightenment only to find himself lost in the forest of Drunken Stupor. (Again) On the show this week, we examine what makes Americans so susceptible to nonsense theories and phony experts. (Turns out it isn’t ENTIRELY Facebook’s fault.) Along the way we meet the two dudes who discovered why we are all dumb in the pretty much the same way. (Of course, they could be stuck on Mt. Stupid, who knows?) We dip our toes in the cold, deep water of dumb that is the Plandemic video and then quickly towel off with the warm fluffy towel of Q-Anon! (Fresh from the dryer, like you love!) Then we ask a series of hard hitting questions about the future of America in a serious tone of voice designed to make us sound both logical and appealing. (Like the kind of voice you would buy insurance from!) Then we come crashing back to Earth by telling you that we told you so. Our Sponsor this week is a returning one, The Association and their annual pledge drive! We open the show with a trope that has gotten FAR to much mileage since its inception and close Casandra Kubinski who just wants us to trust her. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/wLJqf3xITH4 Citations Needed: Truth Decay An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2314.html Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/technology/plandemic-judy-mikovitz-coronavirus-disinformation.html Debunking the most dangerous claims of 'Plandemic' https://www.livescience.com/debunking-plandemic-coronavirus-claims.html Shadowland https://www.theatlantic.com/shadowland/

28 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or More of a Kruger?

Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland the Thompson Gunner

EShow Notes Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland The Thompson Gunner This week Host Dave Bledsoe recalls the time he tried to be a Merc, only to discover he was just drinking with a guy who REALLY liked Deadpool. (Despite what he tells you, it WASN’T Ryan Reynolds) On the show this week we tell you a little story about a retired Army Sergeant First Class’ dream to do the one thing they would never let him do in the Army: actually overthrow a government. (Turns out there are reasons why they don’t let Sergeants do that) Along the way we learn about Operation Gideon, which would’ve worked out better for everyone if it was about putting Bibles in hotel rooms. Drawing extensively from an Associated Press news story about a failed coup in Venezuela that came out BEFORE the actual coup even started! (And yet, they tried it anyway!) We will meet a cast of amazingly bumbling characters, including close associates of the President all of whom wanted one thing and one thing only: for the President to LIKE them! (Turns out, there are some things too stupid even for the Trump administration. Maybe) We follow them through a year of bad planning and bungled implementation all the way to their stunning yet utterly predictable failure to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation. (Cue Yakety Sax) Then we gently suggest how perhaps plotting coups in general, even if you aren’t totally unqualified MIGHT not be something one should do. Our Sponsor this week is Bob’s Budget Black Ops, when you need warriors but can’t afford good ones, call Bob’s! We open the show with the ONLY good mercenaries ever and close with Lauren O’Connell and a cautionary tale of what happens when you piss off a Thompson Gunner. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/eZUQ2FdwIyY Citations Needed: Venezuela detains two Americans allegedly involved in failed raid to remove Maduro https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/05/venezuela-detains-two-americans-allegedly-involved-in-failed-raid-to-remove-maduro Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela’s Maduro https://apnews.com/79346b4e428676424c0e5669c80fc310 Breaking Down The Absolutely Batshit Botched Coup Attempt Against Venezuela's Maduro https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33322/breaking-down-the-absolutely-batshit-botched-coup-attempt-against-venezuelas-maduro

24 MINMAY 9
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Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland the Thompson Gunner

Episode 259: We're Not Gonna Take It

EShow Notes Episode 259: “We’re Not Gonna Take It” This week Host Dave Bledsoe puts a Twisted Sister pin on his uniform and drunkenly shouts at himself in the bathroom mirror just to feel like someone else is with him. (The man is desperately lonely and drinking too much. You know, just normal Dave stuff) On the show this week we travel back to 1985 to examine the Parents Music Resource Council, an issue so unimportant and trivial to the modern context that it should distract you for a good half hour from all the crazy shit in the world. (You’re welcome) Along the way we meet the White Wives of Washington who decided it was their job to censor artists. (They were the Karen’s of the 1980s) We introduce to you to each of the Filthy Fifteen the list of songs the PMRC deemed so vile and offensive that children must be protected from them at all cost. (God forbid they learned about getting off from Cyndi Lauper!) We hear from the artists who defended the list, even though some of the Metal songs are just BAD songs. (Not evil, just really poorly written.) Finally, we learn why Tipper Gore felt it was SO important we have warning labels on music. (Hint, it was so parents didn’t need to talk to their kids.) Our Sponsor this week is Columbia House Records, who want you to know they are back and they are coming for what they are owed. We open the show with Dee Snider getting real with the Senate and close with Sunkissed Music being adorably rebellious! Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/3fCaxOBBPQo Citations Needed: #ShowNotes Ep 259 "We're Not Gonna Take It" distracting you from the modern world by telling you the tale of Tipper Gore and the PMRC. It should distract you for a good half hour. You're welcome. https://www.newsweek.com/2015/10/09/oral-history-tipper-gores-war-explicit-rock-lyrics-dee-snider-373103.html The Filthy Fifteen: Censorship, Gore And The “Parental Advisory” Sticker https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/filthy-fifteen-pmrc-censorship/ The Tipper Sticker at 30: The Most Entertaining (and Least Effective) Attempt at Censorship in Rock History https://www.kqed.org/pop/18111/the-tipper-sticker-at-30-the-most-entertaining-and-least-effective-attempt-at-censorship-in-rock-history

29 MINMAY 2
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Episode 259: We're Not Gonna Take It

Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe

EEpisode 258: Some Alternate Universe This week Host Dave Bledsoe imagines a reality where he can drink as much as he wants and there is never a last call. Only to realize that means he is just at home drinking alone and it isn’t fun at all. On the show this week we examine the possibility that all of THIS is because the Universe is broken. (Sadly, it isn’t) Along the way we remember a time when Kaitlin Jenner was the strangest thing in the news, then marvel at the astonishing idiocy of people protesting the government not letting them die of a disease. We posit some extremely unlikely explanations for the state of the world today, including Mayan prophecy and a dude who did WAY too many mushrooms. (Surprisingly, not Dave). Then we delve in our real theory on why things are the way they are and science be damned. Because if ignoring reality is good enough for a Trump voter in Ohio it is good enough for us! (We, however, will NOT be going anywhere near the dipshits.) Our Sponsor this week is A Generic Statement on Covid 19, who wants you to know it is here for you in these troubled times. We open the show with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and close with the ethereal Nataly Dawn. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/IT-ZaGyIPsk

24 MINAPR 25
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Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe

Episode 257: Interlude

EShow Notes Episode 257: The Bottle Episode Host Dave Bledsoe takes a few minutes to look back, talk about where we are and how we got here. Then issues a single plaintive plea for the entire world. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/_dHGX5qIhYc

12 MINAPR 18
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Episode 257: Interlude

Episode 233 Redux: He's On A Highway to Hell

EWe are taking THIS week off to prepare for NEXT week which will FIVE YEARS of this dumb podcast! In the mean time, here is a favorite from 2019--remember then, god that was great--about Jerry Eyler the Highway Killer!

41 MINAPR 11
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Episode 233 Redux: He's On A Highway to Hell

Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It's Like Bad Medicine

EShow Notes Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It’s Like Bad Medicine This week in our podcast extra Host Dave Bledsoe talks about PTSD, stress dreams and why his subconscious is a petty bitch. We talk about life in the Forbidden Zone and how it is becoming more and more like Escape From New York but without Snake Plissken, we heard he was dead. Then we cover mass graves, dying at home and how the “President” is actively trying to kill you. Splendid Isolation is a podcast extra documenting one lonely and frightened man’s attempt to survive the COVID 19 Pandemic with something like his sanity and liver intact. It appears in the What the HELL Were You Thinking podcast feed.

11 MINAPR 8
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Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It's Like Bad Medicine

Latest Episodes

Episode 264 "Citizen Soldier"

EShow Notes Episode 264: Citizen Soldier This week Host Dave Bledsoe descends into his bunker for everyone’s safety, the bunker being his private bathroom far, far from everyone else. (There is not enough Lysol in the WORLD!) On the show this week we talk about Shitty Caesar wading across the Rubicon wearing rubber ducky floaters. Along the way we go back to the 90’s where we discover Dave was not NEARLY the badass he thought he was. (Or is!) Then we bring back an OLD favorite and climb aboard The Wayback Machine to learn why the Founders decided a military dictatorship was a BAD idea! (Also, we take some cheap shots at Bostonians!) We then head over law school to find out why Shroom Dick can’t just deploy the troops to “dominate” the protesters that frighten him so much. (BUNKER BITCH!) We visit Kent State to remind you all why soldiers are not cops and never should be. Then we wrap up with some truly astonishing statements by Generals past and present. (We honestly couldn’t believe our eyes when we read them!) Our Sponsor this week is Boogaloo Bob’s, when your real soldiers won’t crush your rebellion why not try Boogaloo Bob’s, because nothing says law and order like fat white guys in flower print shirts! We open the show with a rose colored edition of a Founding Father and close with Massy jamming through a Neil Young tune! Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/aST8Q6xmy4M

27 MIN6 h ago
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Episode 264 "Citizen Soldier"

Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard

EShow Notes Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard “We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.” --Malcom X No jokes, no songs, no funny bits, just some hard talk by one White American to his fellow White Americans imploring White America to put its money where it’s mouth has been and finally embrace non-violence. Show Theme: Not used this week The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: None this week Warning! By Langston Hughes Negroes, Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day They change their mind. Wind In the cotton fields, Gentle Breeze: Beware the hour It uproots trees!

12 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard

Epsidoe 262: You're Not the Boss of Me Now

EEpisode 262: “You’re Not the Boss of Me Now” This week Host Dave Bledsoe discovers wearing a mask actually IS quite comfortable and is sure everyone will be wearing them in the future. On the show this week, we examine the latest in our ongoing series of Dumb Culture Wars: Masks. (We can’t believe this is even a thing!) Along the way we explore America’s long history of resenting people trying to save our lives starting with the Great Seatbelt Wars of the 1980’s. (We have a LONG history of being really dumb.) Then we dive right into the controversy with a small number of very noisy Americans refusal to wear a mask. (It is exactly the people you think it is.) We look at the various and specious “reasons” why people refuse to wear one, from religious to terror of people discovering how small and insignificant their penis actually is. (Thimble Dick is perhaps one of the most cutting pet names for the POTUS we’ve used to date!) We then give a full and fair hearing to those Americans who feel wearing a mask infringes on their Constitution Right to be assholes before telling them to sit down and shut the hell up. (Which is the actual court precedent for ALL arguments along these lines.) Our Sponsor this week is Frankie’s Freedom Warehouse, where your assault rifle is welcome but your mask is NOT! (Condolences to Frankie’s family on his recent death from Covid 19) We open the show with a genuine damn hero working at Costco and close with Dilute Creative who want to know that we are NOT in charge around here. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/JkxdUh2ROd4 Citations Needed: COVID-19: How much protection do face masks offer? https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449 Ohio legislator cites God for refusing to wear face mask during coronavirus crisis https://www.cleveland.com/coronavirus/2020/05/ohio-legislator-cites-god-for-refusing-to-wear-face-mask-during-coronavirus-crisis.html Men are less likely to wear masks – another sign that toxic masculinity kills https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/16/men-masks-coronavirus-protests-masculinity-kills Masks Reveal New Social Norms: What a Difference a Plague Makes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/masks-reveal-new-social-norms-what-a-difference-a-plague-makes/

23 MIN2 w ago
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Epsidoe 262: You're Not the Boss of Me Now

Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or More of a Kruger?

EShow Notes Episode 261: Are You More A Dunning or More of a Kruger? This week Host Dave Bledsoe trudges up the Slope of Enlightenment only to find himself lost in the forest of Drunken Stupor. (Again) On the show this week, we examine what makes Americans so susceptible to nonsense theories and phony experts. (Turns out it isn’t ENTIRELY Facebook’s fault.) Along the way we meet the two dudes who discovered why we are all dumb in the pretty much the same way. (Of course, they could be stuck on Mt. Stupid, who knows?) We dip our toes in the cold, deep water of dumb that is the Plandemic video and then quickly towel off with the warm fluffy towel of Q-Anon! (Fresh from the dryer, like you love!) Then we ask a series of hard hitting questions about the future of America in a serious tone of voice designed to make us sound both logical and appealing. (Like the kind of voice you would buy insurance from!) Then we come crashing back to Earth by telling you that we told you so. Our Sponsor this week is a returning one, The Association and their annual pledge drive! We open the show with a trope that has gotten FAR to much mileage since its inception and close Casandra Kubinski who just wants us to trust her. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/wLJqf3xITH4 Citations Needed: Truth Decay An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2314.html Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/technology/plandemic-judy-mikovitz-coronavirus-disinformation.html Debunking the most dangerous claims of 'Plandemic' https://www.livescience.com/debunking-plandemic-coronavirus-claims.html Shadowland https://www.theatlantic.com/shadowland/

28 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or More of a Kruger?

Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland the Thompson Gunner

EShow Notes Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland The Thompson Gunner This week Host Dave Bledsoe recalls the time he tried to be a Merc, only to discover he was just drinking with a guy who REALLY liked Deadpool. (Despite what he tells you, it WASN’T Ryan Reynolds) On the show this week we tell you a little story about a retired Army Sergeant First Class’ dream to do the one thing they would never let him do in the Army: actually overthrow a government. (Turns out there are reasons why they don’t let Sergeants do that) Along the way we learn about Operation Gideon, which would’ve worked out better for everyone if it was about putting Bibles in hotel rooms. Drawing extensively from an Associated Press news story about a failed coup in Venezuela that came out BEFORE the actual coup even started! (And yet, they tried it anyway!) We will meet a cast of amazingly bumbling characters, including close associates of the President all of whom wanted one thing and one thing only: for the President to LIKE them! (Turns out, there are some things too stupid even for the Trump administration. Maybe) We follow them through a year of bad planning and bungled implementation all the way to their stunning yet utterly predictable failure to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation. (Cue Yakety Sax) Then we gently suggest how perhaps plotting coups in general, even if you aren’t totally unqualified MIGHT not be something one should do. Our Sponsor this week is Bob’s Budget Black Ops, when you need warriors but can’t afford good ones, call Bob’s! We open the show with the ONLY good mercenaries ever and close with Lauren O’Connell and a cautionary tale of what happens when you piss off a Thompson Gunner. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/eZUQ2FdwIyY Citations Needed: Venezuela detains two Americans allegedly involved in failed raid to remove Maduro https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/05/venezuela-detains-two-americans-allegedly-involved-in-failed-raid-to-remove-maduro Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela’s Maduro https://apnews.com/79346b4e428676424c0e5669c80fc310 Breaking Down The Absolutely Batshit Botched Coup Attempt Against Venezuela's Maduro https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33322/breaking-down-the-absolutely-batshit-botched-coup-attempt-against-venezuelas-maduro

24 MINMAY 9
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Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland the Thompson Gunner

Episode 259: We're Not Gonna Take It

EShow Notes Episode 259: “We’re Not Gonna Take It” This week Host Dave Bledsoe puts a Twisted Sister pin on his uniform and drunkenly shouts at himself in the bathroom mirror just to feel like someone else is with him. (The man is desperately lonely and drinking too much. You know, just normal Dave stuff) On the show this week we travel back to 1985 to examine the Parents Music Resource Council, an issue so unimportant and trivial to the modern context that it should distract you for a good half hour from all the crazy shit in the world. (You’re welcome) Along the way we meet the White Wives of Washington who decided it was their job to censor artists. (They were the Karen’s of the 1980s) We introduce to you to each of the Filthy Fifteen the list of songs the PMRC deemed so vile and offensive that children must be protected from them at all cost. (God forbid they learned about getting off from Cyndi Lauper!) We hear from the artists who defended the list, even though some of the Metal songs are just BAD songs. (Not evil, just really poorly written.) Finally, we learn why Tipper Gore felt it was SO important we have warning labels on music. (Hint, it was so parents didn’t need to talk to their kids.) Our Sponsor this week is Columbia House Records, who want you to know they are back and they are coming for what they are owed. We open the show with Dee Snider getting real with the Senate and close with Sunkissed Music being adorably rebellious! Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/3fCaxOBBPQo Citations Needed: #ShowNotes Ep 259 "We're Not Gonna Take It" distracting you from the modern world by telling you the tale of Tipper Gore and the PMRC. It should distract you for a good half hour. You're welcome. https://www.newsweek.com/2015/10/09/oral-history-tipper-gores-war-explicit-rock-lyrics-dee-snider-373103.html The Filthy Fifteen: Censorship, Gore And The “Parental Advisory” Sticker https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/filthy-fifteen-pmrc-censorship/ The Tipper Sticker at 30: The Most Entertaining (and Least Effective) Attempt at Censorship in Rock History https://www.kqed.org/pop/18111/the-tipper-sticker-at-30-the-most-entertaining-and-least-effective-attempt-at-censorship-in-rock-history

29 MINMAY 2
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Episode 259: We're Not Gonna Take It

Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe

EEpisode 258: Some Alternate Universe This week Host Dave Bledsoe imagines a reality where he can drink as much as he wants and there is never a last call. Only to realize that means he is just at home drinking alone and it isn’t fun at all. On the show this week we examine the possibility that all of THIS is because the Universe is broken. (Sadly, it isn’t) Along the way we remember a time when Kaitlin Jenner was the strangest thing in the news, then marvel at the astonishing idiocy of people protesting the government not letting them die of a disease. We posit some extremely unlikely explanations for the state of the world today, including Mayan prophecy and a dude who did WAY too many mushrooms. (Surprisingly, not Dave). Then we delve in our real theory on why things are the way they are and science be damned. Because if ignoring reality is good enough for a Trump voter in Ohio it is good enough for us! (We, however, will NOT be going anywhere near the dipshits.) Our Sponsor this week is A Generic Statement on Covid 19, who wants you to know it is here for you in these troubled times. We open the show with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and close with the ethereal Nataly Dawn. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/IT-ZaGyIPsk

24 MINAPR 25
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Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe

Episode 257: Interlude

EShow Notes Episode 257: The Bottle Episode Host Dave Bledsoe takes a few minutes to look back, talk about where we are and how we got here. Then issues a single plaintive plea for the entire world. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/david-bledsoe-4 www.whatthehellpodcast.com Give us your money on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Whatthehellpodcast The Show Line: 347 687 9601 Closing Music: https://youtu.be/_dHGX5qIhYc

12 MINAPR 18
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Episode 257: Interlude

Episode 233 Redux: He's On A Highway to Hell

EWe are taking THIS week off to prepare for NEXT week which will FIVE YEARS of this dumb podcast! In the mean time, here is a favorite from 2019--remember then, god that was great--about Jerry Eyler the Highway Killer!

41 MINAPR 11
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Episode 233 Redux: He's On A Highway to Hell

Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It's Like Bad Medicine

EShow Notes Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It’s Like Bad Medicine This week in our podcast extra Host Dave Bledsoe talks about PTSD, stress dreams and why his subconscious is a petty bitch. We talk about life in the Forbidden Zone and how it is becoming more and more like Escape From New York but without Snake Plissken, we heard he was dead. Then we cover mass graves, dying at home and how the “President” is actively trying to kill you. Splendid Isolation is a podcast extra documenting one lonely and frightened man’s attempt to survive the COVID 19 Pandemic with something like his sanity and liver intact. It appears in the What the HELL Were You Thinking podcast feed.

11 MINAPR 8
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Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It's Like Bad Medicine
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