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Author: Dave Bledsoe

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What the Hell Were You Thinking is a podcast where Host Dave Bledsoe invites you to explore your deep-seated grievances with life in the 21st century. Journey with us through infernal circles of absurdist politics, inexplicable pop culture, conspiracy theories, not-so-theoretical conspiracies, generational ouroboroi, Bigfoot erotica, Satanism, and evil clowns—all via rants based on some sincerely compelling (and surprisingly accurate!) history. No, there won’t be a quiz, but you’ll likely learn some new things you can be really pissed off about. So join your slightly-snockered host and a browbeaten, possibly imaginary producer, Gavin, while we ask the world a simple question--WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?

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Hello podfriends! How about some missives from mass murderers? As part of Spooktacular 2020 we offer some notes of the not at all well as they communicate with those trying to stop them! Including Otis Toole, Jack the Ripper and of course, David Berkowitz the Son of Sam! Enjoy this pod extra and remember friends: STAY SPOOOOOOOOKY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 288: Pass Me A Bottle, Reverend Jones This week Host Dave Bledsoe feels the power of the spirit move him as he finishes off a bottle of grain alcohol and passes out on the street in front of his building. (again) On the show this week we mark the 42nd Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre with our trademark brand of good taste and compassion. (Meaning very little of either) Along the way we look back to the childhood of the biggest mass murderer in American history and tell you all the GOOD things he did in his life! (No really, he did them and we tell you about them!) We learn a lot about why Dave yells so much on the show. (Turns out, genetics!) Then we dive deep into the early days of the Peoples Temple, Reverend Jones’ travels and his fervent belief in Communism. (Again, it was really doing some good when it began, later not so much!) Finally answer the question on so many people’s minds about how Jim Jones was able to get people to follow him like they did. (If you are a regular church goer, you will NOT like the answer.) Finally we wrap up part one of this two parter with Pastor Dave passing around the offering plate. (Tiny bottles of liquor are perfectly acceptable in lieu of money.)  Our Sponsor this week is Flavor Aid who are perfectly cool with you saying “drink the Kool Aid”. We open the show with local news of the massacre and close with Drew Hale hanging with Mister Jones.  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/ 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/g_qUZ_QjIo8 We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! http://seltzerkings.com/ Citations Needed: The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple https://www.amazon.com/Road-Jonestown-Jones-Peoples-Temple/dp/1476763828 Last Podcast on the Left Episodes 300-304 https://www.lastpodcastontheleft.com/episodes/2018/1/12/episode-300-jonestown-part-i-everyone-in-the-world-is-my-friend KGO San Francisco News Scene 1978 Jonestown https://youtu.be/OapPeL-69Ns Wikipedia Jim Jones https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/ NINE PLACES TO HIDE https://classic.esquire.com/article/1962/01/01/nine-places-to-hide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 287: The Witch of November This week, Host Dave Bledsoe lies when he tries to convince the bartender he was a sailor on the Edmund Fitzgeral and should not pay this bartab, only to learn the 23 year old NYC bartender has no idea who this “Edmund Fitzwhatever” is. On the show this week, we mark the 45th anniversary of the loss of the Pride of the American Side with a whole new theory on what happened to The Fitz. (Hint: corporations=bad) Along the way we learn that a young Dave was very bad at playing guitar. (Shocking!) From there we jump into the history of SS Edmund Fitizgeral with everything you newer thought you wanted to know about the big ship and origins. Then we sail along her ill fated final voyage into the teeth of a hurricane west wind! (Are there Gordon Lightfoot lyrics sprinkled throughout? You know it!) Finally, we examine the failures and blame shifting of everyone involved in the tragedy from the Coast Guard to the corporate masters of the Might Fitz. We also learn that you should never Google “Toledo Express”. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!) Our Sponsor this week is the Columbia Transportation Division, Oglebay Norton Company of Cleveland, Ohio who wants you to know we were just a shell corporation for the big player! We open the show with NBC news coverage from 1975 and close with Headstones ringing the church bell 29 times.  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/ 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/Y8LBkYjniTU We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! http://seltzerkings.com/ Citations Needed: NBC Nightly News December 11th 1975 https://youtu.be/z7tzntwy0_8 Wikipedia SS Edmund Fitzgerald https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Edmund_Fitzgerald What sank the Edmund Fitzgerald? 6 theories on what caused the shipwreck https://www.mlive.com/news/2015/11/what_sank_the_edmund_fitzgeral.html Forty years after the sinking of the Fitzgerald, untold stories emerge https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3878323-forty-years-after-sinking-fitzgerald-untold-stories-emerge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 286: One Toke Over the State Line, Sweet Jesus This week Host Dave Bledsoe tries to remember if he has any friends who live in New Jersey only to discover he doesn’t have FRIENDS that live in New York. (He is a sad, sad man)  On the show this week we talk about the BIG news from the election, New Jersey has legalized weed! (Everybody meet up at the Bada Bong!) Along the way we discuss the history of da kine bud in America, from Washington’s Sweet Brown Downtown to Roosevelt’s Rough and Red, the sweetest chiba in all of Hyde Park.  From there we take a walk down Racism Lane as we learn why the Federal government hates weed!  (Hint: It is because it hate’s minorities!)  We trace the evolution of drug laws from Anslinger to Nixon to Reagan.  (“Just Say No” made us say YES PLEASE!)  Finally, we learn how the tides turned toward legalization.  (Was it Wall Street?  Yes, yes it was!) Our Sponsor this week is Fast Eddies House of Herb where “sticky, hairy and stinky” doesn’t just apply to the dancers!  We open the show with Acapulco Gold and close with Niki Blum and the Gramblers on the train from Hoboken! 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/ 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/iUxk_hAmnTo Citations Needed: The racist origins of marijuana prohibition https://www.businessinsider.com/racist-origins-marijuana-prohibition-legalization-2018-2 Harry J. Anslinger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger Legalize It All https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/ Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decriminalization_of_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States Coke And Cannabis: The Big Guys Are Muscling Into This New Market https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickkovacevich/2018/09/19/coke-and-cannabis-the-big-guys-are-muscling-into-this-new-market/?sh=7df6e6ed707a Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 285:  Rendlesham Part Two Bentwaters Boogaloo (Spooktacular 2020) This week Host Dave Bledsoe admits nothing, denies everything, demands proof and makes counter accusations regarding this bar tab you expect him to pay!  On the show this week we wrap up Spooktacular 2020 with Part Two of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident with some hard truths about the Defenders of the Force.  (If  you can trust Dave, which you cannot.) Along the way we examine each piece of evidence presented for what happened on that night, explaining in turn why it was swamp gas, viewed through Venus with a weather balloon passing behind the lighthouse that everyone was seeing the whole time.  (This is actually the explanation!) Then we turn to WHY this incident became such a big deal!  (Turns out, it was people covering their ass!)  Finally we explain why this story seemed to get more complex and less believable as the years went along.  (We blame Art Bell.) Our Sponsor this week is the Suffolk Lighthouse Preservation Society who would like to keep the lighthouses lit.  We open the show with some Men in Black and close with the Riot Jazz Brass Band playing the Air Force Security Police Anthem. 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/bqgzaHrMQis We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: The Rendlesham Forest UFO Case by Ian Ridpath http://www.ianridpath.com/ufo/rendlesham.htm New Light on Rendlesham https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/secret-files/secret-files-4/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deep the mountains of East Tennessee lies a holler none dare be after the suns sets. The ghosts of Black Jack's Church murdered in the waning days of the Civil War cry out for mercy long after the fires went to ashes. This is our last bonus episode for Spooktacular 2020, listen in the dark, if you dare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 284: There’s A Light Over At the Rendlesham Place Part 1 of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Sighting (Spooktacular 2020) This week Host Dave Bledsoe opens up his military service record only to savor how many times he was almost booted out of the Air Force. (How did this guy get an Honorable Discharge?) On the show this week we head across to The Pond to examine our Special Relationship with the United Kingdom and how together we hide the evidence of the existence of UFO’s. The Spooktacular continues with the Rendlesham Forest Incident! Along the way we learn about the desirability of base assignments during the Cold War. (Nukes: Bad. Beach: Good!) Then we dive right into a Boxing Day mystery just outside a critical Cold War defense installation, the boring job of an Air Force Security Police person and the various ways they kept themselves awake at night. (Warning, masturbation content.) We learn the story of lights in the forest, the investigation of said lights and why the hell a respected officer would lend credit to such unlikely bullshit. (Hint: Someone pissed off his Boss.) After we lay out the facts as established, we then turn to later...embellishments, including truth serum and secret messages from aliens. (Be sure to drink your Ovaltine). Then we wrap up the sightings and set the stage for Part Two. Our Sponsor this week is the Suffolk Lighthouse Keeper Academy, like loneliness why not become a lighthouse keeper! We open the show with a thumbnail of the sighting and close with Ben Aqua and a torch song! 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/WFnimM_jhg8 We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Rendlesham Forest Incident https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendlesham_Forest_incident New Light on Rendlesham https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/secret-files/secret-files-4/ The Rendlesham Forest UFO Case http://www.ianridpath.com/ufo/rendlesham.htm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 283: Play Me Some Mountain Madness Part 2 The Yuba County Five (Spooktacular 2020) This week Host Dave Bledsoe reveals HIS thoughts on what happened to the Yuba County Five only to reveal he hasn’t really given it any thought. (What, you expected answers?) On the show this week we examine other people’s theories of the disappearance from the likely to the wildly implausible. (Again, you expected answers?) Along the way we dive into the history of the man many believe is the cause of the Boy’s vanishing into the night, Gary Mathias. We learn about his mental illness, criminal history and deep and abiding love of long walks and staggering amounts of lysergic acid diethylamide! From there we looked into the explanations of the families of the missing men and investigators and of course the random opinions of people on Reddit! (Reddit, where you go if you just want AN answer, not necessarily the right one.) Then we detour into the paranormal explanations with a needlessly long and utterly unproven theory that fits with the theme of the month, but has no basis in evidence. (Happy decorative gourd season motherfuckers!) Then we provide you with our theory, which best fits both the facts as known and the time and place the disappearance occurred. (It is based on exhaustive research, meaning we got really high and decided this is what happened!) Our Sponsor this week is the 1969 Mercury Montego, a car so great awesome you will get lost in it! We open the show with George Carlin pontificating on the nature of absence and close with Two Minutes to Late Night and their mountain getaways! Spooktacular 2020 continues next week with the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident! 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/24uBYQ7dknc?t=66 We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed:   Out in the Cold: Four mentally disabled men died in woods. But what happened to the fifth? https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article226777394.html The 'American Dyatlov Pass'. Five young men abandon a warm, safe car and disappear into the night. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/6ni625/the_american_dyatlov_pass_five_young_men_abandon/ How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace https://www.outsideonline.com/2164446/leave-no-trace Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 282: Play Me Some Mountain Madness The Yuba County Five Part 1 (Spooktacular 2020!) This week Host Dave Bledsoe returns to his old stomping grounds in Northern California only to find several outstanding bar tabs and at least one paternity suit. (This is why he can’t go home again.) On the show this week we kick off Spooktacular 2020 with part one of a two part story about the missing Yuba County Five! Along the way we learn rather more about the weather in Yuba County California than we could ever possibly want to know! (Hot in Summer, wet in Winter would have sufficed!) Then we dive right into the story of five slightly developmentally disabled young men (well four developmentally disabled and possibly a violent lunatic anyway) as they vanished one night after a basketball game. We trace their steps from one unremarkable small town to another, (this pretty much describes most of North Central California) and then follow the trail of witnesses and lucky finds deep into the mountains of Sierra Nevada. We hear from remarkable bad asses and remote store clerks as investigators look for the men, finding first their car far off their path home and finally their bodies in the middle of nowhere deep in the forests of Northern California. Well, MOST of their bodies anyway! It’s a wild strange spooky tale and it is only HALF the story! Welcome to Spooktacular 2020! Our Sponsor this week is the Yuba County Tourism Board, who want you to know they have less meth than you might think! We open the show with the NEW Yuba City, same as the old only more expensive and close with Trevor Hunt with a song his grandma and grandpa used to play. 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/3yoXaAs8WdU We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Out in the Cold: Four mentally disabled men died in woods. But what happened to the fifth? https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article226777394.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 281:Get Me the HELL Out of Here Part 2, Planetary Zillow This week Host Dave Bledsoe decides he is ready to find a new bar to drink at, because they kicked him out of the one he was just in. (He is running out of bars) On the show this week, it is part two of two part series about getting the hell off this dumb, dumb planet! Along the way we explore all of our “local” options for a whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! (Admit it, you are singing it now!) We look to The Moon, our nearest neighbor and ask what it would take to LIVE there! (Billions and billions of dollars) From there we step out into the Solar System to the Red Planet, the place all the rich nerds seem to believe is the Destiny of Mankind, for no adequately explored reason. (We suspect it was the books they read as a kid.) Then we look toward the Sun, and Venus (if you will) and honest to god cloud cities just like in Star Wars! (No seriously, that is the plan!) After a whirlwind tour of The Belt and the Outer Planets we hop on Glaxar’s craft and head into Deep Space for our new home! (If Neil DeGrasse Tyson can have a faster than light ship for his show, so can we!)   Our Sponsor this week is Musk’s Martian Movers, we get your ass to Mars! We open the show with the coolest Moonbase EVER and close with Adam Cantor and his boy Maurice! 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/-b6GJa8fDwk We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 280: “Get Me the HELL Out of Here Part One: Flight Options This week Host Dave Bledsoe stares into the void hoping against hope to see the traditional green livery of the Betelgeuse Trading Scouts only to discover he is no Ford Prefect.  (Don’t worry, we didn’t get it either.)  On the show this week we examine our options for permanent relocation to another, more understandable planet so that we do not have to cope with all the horrible news we’ve experienced this week alone.  (We admit, we are really grasping at straws with this solution.) Along the way we discover why Dave wouldn’t be a good fit for The Shire.  (Turns out Hobbits are easily offended by profanity!) and why Dave drinks as much as he does.  (He claims he is from another planet, but really he needs rehab.)  From there we dive right into our options for leaving Earth for a Better World which is presumably what this episode is about.  (We are not entirely sure).  We delve in the Drake Equation (with obligatory Seinfeld references) only to discover our odds could be better for finding a life.  Then we tackle Fermi’s Paradox (and it’s corollary about why we should never spend the extra money for the Champagne Room in the strip club!)  Before we finally throw up our hands and just assume aliens exist and they will give us a lift.  (No one said it HAS to make sense!)  This is part one of a two part show, next week we get on Zillow looking for a new planet because this one isn’t going to make it. Our Sponsor this week is the Colonial Lottery, Earth’s best days are behind us, why not start new on a nearby colony world?  We open the show with our spirit guide Charles Emerson Winchester and close with Jez hitching a lift on a passing spaceship! 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/4bguU9_IAwE We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 279: Warning, Challenger Jokes Ahead This week Host Dave Bledsoe volunteers to be the first podcast host in space thinking it might convince people to buy him free drinks. (It doesn’t.) On the show this week we are somehow topical and yet entirely outdated as we talk about the Challenger Disaster. (Yes, sadly, he DOES do the jokes.) Along the way we learn that most of what people SAY they remember about The Day Gen X Died is kinda wrong. (Kinda like Dave trying to recall last Tuesday!) From there we jump right into the grim and stupid tale of the Shuttle Challenger disaster, mostly gleaned from the Netflix docu-series Challenger: Final Flight. (We are not afraid to let others do our research for us!) We learn why someone thought it was a good idea to send an untrained civilian into freaking Space. (Reagan was doing badly with teachers.) We meet the starry eyed optimist teacher who erroneously believed no one would be so STUPID as to send an untrained civilian into space if it were at ALL dangerous. (Turns out they would, and it was.) Then we explain all the ways this didn’t have to happen and why it was always GOING to happen. (Turns out NASA, not exactly well managed.) Finally, we talk about the jokes, (Honestly, this was always going to be about the jokes.) and how they colored the world view of an entire generation. Our Sponsor this week is the Russian Space Agency, you want to go space cheap, fly Russian Space Agency, coming back costs extra. We open the show with Jerry Seinfeld from a Tonight Show appearance in the 1980’s and close with Pushnoy singing about the Ford 150 of space! 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/8QNxgBPfsl4 We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed Challenger: Final Flight https://www.netflix.com/title/81012137 Roger Boisjoly-The Challenger Disaster https://www.onlineethics.org/12703/Erosion WHITE HOUSE FINDS NO PRESSURE TO LAUNCH https://www.nytimes.com/1986/04/04/us/white-house-finds-no-pressure-to-launch.html#:~:text=The%20White%20House%20said%20today,pressure%20on%20the%20launching%20schedule. Criticism of the Space Shuttle program https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_Space_Shuttle_program#Cultural_issues_and_problems DISASTER AS A LAUGHING MATTER https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1986-03-25-8601220292-story.html Challenger Jokes and the Humor of Disaster https://www.jstor.org/stable/1499820?read-now=1&seq=12#page_scan_tab_contents Experts Defend Them : ‘Sick’ Jokes: Coping With the Horror https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-05-30-mn-8176-story.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 277: The Stranger Danger Is Dangerously Strange This week Host Dave Bledsoe is offered free whiskey and foolishly climbs into a white panel van. (They soon kicked him out when he became drunk and abusive.) On the show this week we Save the Children from all the people who want to save the children. Along the way we talk about Stranger Danger in the 80's, including what happened to the milk carton kids. (Not the kids themselves, but why they aren’t on milk cartons anymore.) We visit Dave during his good years, helping the good people of the time keep track of their kids. (Don’t worry, he was supervised) and then we shamelessly begged for a plug from our sister shows on the network by gratuitously name dropping them for no reason whatsoever. (Call us Danny and Mike!) Finally we get down to the meat of the show namely what the hell is up with all these people protesting about child trafficking and why they should honestly be protesting something else entirely. (Don’t worry, they are white liberals, they soon will be!) Finally we explain why Noah and Madison are NOT gonna be snatched off the street by sex traffickers. (Little white kids are SO 1992!) Our Sponsor this week is Lojack for Kids, keeping kids from being kidnapped through technology for 20 years! We open the show with George Carlin who has some bad news about the kids and close with James Marcal who would like you to leave them kids alone. 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/9waqU1U6oL8 We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Remember missing kids on milk cartons? Short-lived idea built long-term awareness https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-2010-01-05-1001040116-story.html QAnon, Pizzagate conspiracy theories co-opt #SaveTheChildren https://www.politifact.com/article/2020/aug/12/qanon-pizzagate-conspiracy-theories-co-opt-savethe/ QAnon looms behind nationwide rallies and viral #SavetheChildren hashtags https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/qanon-looms-behind-nationwide-rallies-viral-hashtags-n1237722 Fact check: 39 missing children not found in Georgia trailer https://fox40.com/news/national-and-world-news/fact-check-39-missing-children-not-found-in-georgia-trailer/ 800,000 Missing Kids? Really? https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/01/how-many-children-go-missing-every-year.html Missing Children Statistics In 2019 NCMEC assisted law enforcement and families with more than 29,000 cases of missing children. https://www.missingkids.org/footer/media/keyfacts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 276: “Ooh What a Cucky Man, He Was” This week Host Dave Bledsoe proves once again he has no shame by revealing WAY too many intimate details about his life. (If it makes you uncomfortable hearing them, imagine being in the same ROOM with him knowing what we know?) On the show this week, we tell you the gripping story of a pair of religious hucksters and the hunky pool boy! (From our forthcoming children's book!) Along the way we learn the life story of Jerry Falwell Jr, his rise from the eldest son of rich evangelical scam artist bilking money from the believers and demonizing everyone who doesn’t believe as they do, to his eventual downfall for doing exactly the sort of thing his Daddy and he demonized people for. (It’s called karma, bitch!) Then we take on all the people out there shaking their fingers at those of us who are delighting in calling out Jerry Jr for being the little, little cuck boy he actually is! (Cuck a doodle doo!) We explain in large words and many profanities we are not kink shaming because there is no shame in ANY kink so long as everyone is down for it! (Yes, even scat play!) We further explain that it is YOUR fear of your own kink that makes you such freaking BUZZKILL! (This week's show is sure to offend everyone!) Finally we learn more than you, or us, or ANYONE ever wanted to know about Dave’s sex life. (See our merch shop for What the HELL Were You Thinking branded barf bags!) Our Sponsor this week is Paolo’s Pool Patrol, you know you have a dirty, dirty pool and need Paolo to send someone so...service it. We open with Riker trying to get Picard to let his freak flag fly and close with mokusmisi and what is a much dirtier song than you remember. 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/gskWDax0VSs We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-falwell-relationship/ What does BDSM Scene mean? https://www.kinkly.com/definition/744/bdsm-scene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 275: New York City? We Heard You Was Dead! This week Host Dave Bledsoe demands Snake Plissken return the President to New York, we would like to have a LONG talk with him.  On the show this week, we discuss the premature obituaries of The Big Apple.  (Just like Snake, we ain’t dead!) Along the way we learn about Dave’s similarity to an Abe Vigoda character the youngs never heard of, about the exodus of the rich and douchey, white women whining about Brown people in their neighborhood and of course James Altucher’s “essay” declaring New York City dead forever.  (Hey, Jimmy, why don’t come back up here and say it to our face!  Fuggedaboutit!) Finally we explain AGAIN, why New York is nowhere NEAR The Bad Old Days.  (When the whores in Times Square aren’t owned by corporate management we can talk!) Our Sponsor this week is Money Movers, getting the useless rich out of town as fast we can!  We open the show with the obligatory John Carpenter film and close with Joe Purdy reminding you that NYC just keeps on going. 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/gskWDax0VSs We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: NYC IS DEAD FOREVER. HERE'S WHY https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nyc-dead-forever-heres-why-james-altucher/?src=aff-lilpar&veh=aff_src.aff-lilpar_c.partners_pkw.10078_plc.Skimbit%20Ltd._pcrid.449670_learning&trk=aff_src.aff-lilpar_c.partners_pkw.10078_plc.Skimbit%20Ltd._pcrid.449670_learning&clickid=wJR3dQyK11UeTCnSedSVSWSFUkiQEQXlWwtNwc0&irgwc=1 NYC Residents Want Homeless Moved Out of Hotels, Fear Their Safety Is Compromised https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nyc-residents-want-homeless-moved-out-of-hotels-fear-their-safety-is-compromised/2556242/ HOMICIDE ANALYSIS REPORT - NEW YORK CITY (NY), 1977 https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=67995 NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for June 2020 https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/news/pr0706/nypd-citywide-crime-statistics-june-2020 Op Ed: Who The Fuck Are You To Tell Me My City’s Dead https://www.kingscountypolitics.com/op-ed-who-the-fuck-are-you-to-tell-me-my-citys-dead/?fbclid=IwAR3-RfVrSepgqVu_oijO4CRpj7Pd1a8KPhcCnF60_e7RF6f8_aDzBkpk4wU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 274: “Wait A Minutes Mister Postmaster!” This week Host Dave Bledsoe finally hears back from Santa Claus about that GI Joe USS Flagg playset he asked for so long ago, only to be told Santa doesn’t deliver toys to forty eight year old dudes. (And that Dave was also VERY naughty that year!) On the show this week we lick it, stick and push it in the box.! (The mailbox you pervs!) Along the way we learn all the ways President Diminished Capacity is destroying the post service because he knows his ass can’t win without cheating. Then we learn ALL about the Post Office with a visit from Old Mister History! (Oh, god, he is trying to get you LEARN again!) Finally we discuss whether or not we even NEED a postal service anymore (Hint: YES!) and some ways you can fight back against the tiny flaccid fascists attempts to stay in power. (It means you are going to have to actually DO something, so get ready.) Our Sponsor this week is Fast Eddies Super Duper Discount Parcel Service, when it absolutely, positively has to get there sometime or another, Fast Eddie’s delivers. We open with the show the Paragon of Postal Professionals explaining why the job is so stressful and close with young Paul Moody waiting for his mail. 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/gskWDax0VSs We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: How Trump administration assault on Postal Service is slowing the delivery of your mail https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/12/21365010/usps-postal-service-budget-cuts-louis-dejoy-mail-in-elections-dick-durbin Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general's business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/12/politics/postal-service-dejoy-conflicts-amazon-trades-xpo-stake/index.html Postal Workers Decry Changes And Cost-Cutting Measures https://www.npr.org/2020/08/11/901349291/postal-workers-decry-changes-and-cost-cutting-measures As USPS delays hit veterans' mail-order prescriptions, VA works to mitigate medication waits https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/usps-delays-veteran-prescriptions-va-working-on-solutions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 273: School’s Out FOREVER This week Host Dave Bledsoe wonders what if we DIDN’T need no education? (Our best guess is you wind up the Host of a low rated podcast.) On the show this week we take a look at an issue that does not concern us in the least, yet could actually kill us: should we reopen schools. (Probably not, but they will do it anyway.) Along the way investigate all the arguments for both sides of the issue, which in a rare twist of fate, both sides are right. (Don’t worry, it’s still America, both sides are also wrong!) We look for advice from experts and find that they are as divided and clueless as we are. (Great, maybe they will start a podcast too.) From the CDC, who we could trust once upon a time, to educational scholars to Edna Blumenthal, Dave’s 4th grade teacher. (Who wants you to know Dave was a pure horror to teach, and had lousy penmanship.) Finally, out of frustration we turn to our old friend history to tell us what to do. (Turns out, history has no fucking clue either.) Our Sponsor this week is Bible School in a Box, an education, but not a GOOD one. We open the show with our favorite 80’s education film, and close with Daphne and Celeste who are celebrating the end of education as we know it! Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-senseThe 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/V79DIU6Ysfs We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Second grader tests positive for coronavirus after attending the first day of school in Georgia https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/us/second-grader-coronavirus-first-day-of-school/index.html Considerations for Schools Operating Schools During COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html There Are Other Options Besides Reopening Schools https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/07/how-help-parents-without-fully-reopening-schools/614836/ Coronavirus Updates: Deadline For NYC Public School Parents On Hybrid Learning Due Today https://gothamist.com/news/coronavirus-updates-august-7-2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 272: Every Single One of Us the Devil Inside This week Host Dave Bledsoe hits the town looking his own Demon Lover only to find even the Devil won’t have sex with him. (Satan has SOME standards, please!) On the show this week we talk about Trump’s newest medical professional “Doctor” Stella Immanuel and her interesting ideas about medicine! (Where does he keep finding these doctors, outside a Wakuesha Walmart?) Along the way we find out how Stella got her groove back in some highly entertaining quotes from her sermons, and what you hear might surprise you. (If you recently emerged from a decade long coma.) Then we dive right into the psychology of this latest iteration of the Satanic Panic. (Turns out the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was hiring a REALLY good public relations department!) We dig around the brains of the folks who believe that Satan is doing more than producing some kick ass Heavy Metal Albums. Then we sift the history of Satanic Panics going all the way back to the Knights Templar, who also produced some kick ass metal albums. All of this leading to the real reason this nonsense is so popular right now, which has less to do with the Devil and more to do with the dollars. (SURPRISE!) Our Sponsor this week is Lexie’s Exorcisms, got the Devil inside, get him out with a Lexie’s Exorcism! We open the show with “Doctor” Stella and close with Frank Hart who is actually performing this kick ass cover at a church, which makes it all that much more awesome! 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/WhqokQ-BEpA We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Stella Immanuel (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Immanuel Friend Dr Stella on Facebook for a REAL FUN Time https://www.facebook.com/drstella.gwp/about_details Trump-promoted Dr. Stella Immanuel said homosexuality is the “agenda of the Devil” https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/trump-promoted-dr-stella-immanuel-said-homosexuality-agenda-devil Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine https://www.thedailybeast.com/stella-immanuel-trumps-new-covid-doctor-believes-in-alien-dna-demon-sperm-and-hydroxychloroquine?source=twitter&via=desktop Chris Krok Show: A ‘Satanic’ Plan From Protesters https://www.wbap.com/2020/07/23/chris-krok-show-a-satanic-plan-from-protesters/ The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59vgwa/the-strange-centuries-long-history-of-satanic-pedophile-panics Millions of Americans Believe Trump Is Fighting Literal Demons https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/10/trump-evangelicals-charismatics-paula-white-demons/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 271: “Q Can It Be Now?” This week Host Dave Bledsoe uncovers the truth about the conspiracy keeping him from paying his tab at the liquor store! (Hint: He’s a deadbeat and you should never give him a tab ANYWHERE!)  On the show this week, we take a fresh look at the Q Anon Conspiracy only to find, somehow, against all odds, it’s gotten dumber. Along the way we learn how JFK’s 1960 Presidential run alienated the good folks of the rural South by making them fear being forced to eat at Long John Silver on Friday! (The fish was really quite tasty!)  Then we dive DEEP into the latest doings of the good folks who believe that Chrissy Tiegen and Tom Hanks are cooking babies at their pedo cabal Zoom Calls.  (HOW DARE YOU PEOPLE ATTACK TOM HANKS!)  Then we take a quick look at the Q Candidates for elected office this Fall and find to our utter lack of surprise, they are ALL Republicans!  (Where they go dumb, they go all the way in!) We take a gander at overpriced cabinets and how they are really just young girls being shipped around the world.  (We wish we were making that up.) Then we find out how JFK Jr is going to save us all ANY DAY NOW.  (Any day really.  I mean, he should be here by now, he is probably stuck in traffic or something.) Our Sponsor this week is returning Sponsor Anonymous Internet Guy, who wants you to know about their new podcast “Q-Tips” The Q Tip you CAN put in your ears.  We open the show with Elene Bennes losing a contest over John John and close with Postmodern Jukebox asking who it might be.   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/WhqokQ-BEpA We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: QAnon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon GOP Candidates Open To QAnon Conspiracy Theory Advance In Congressional Races https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/885991730/gop-candidates-open-to-qanon-conspiracy-theory-advance-in-congressional-races Georgia Republican and QAnon believer favored to win U.S. House seat https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/georgia-republican-and-qanon-believer-favored-to-win-us-house-seat/2020/06/11/f52bc004-ac13-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html Assessing the Threat of QAnon Violence https://gnet-research.org/2020/06/15/assessing-the-threat-of-qanon-violence/ Kids Shipped in Armoires? The Person Who Started the Wayfair Conspiracy Speaks https://www.newsweek.com/wayfair-child-trafficking-conspiracy-theory-cabinets-scandal-1517013 QAnon People Find Irrefutable Proof JFK Jr. Is Alive, And Boy Is He ... Still Very Much Dead https://www.wonkette.com/qanon-people-find-irrefutable-proof-jfk-jr-is-alive-and-boy-is-he-still-very-much-dead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Notes Episode 270: Donwanna Be An American Idiot This week Host Dave Bledsoe has a reading by a noted astrologer who predicts he will stiff her on the fee. (Uncanny how accurate that was!) On the show this week we talk about how everything is just so damn dumb right now. (It’s a recurring topic.) Along the way we visit an article from UK Vice who takes men to task for not liking popular things, and we take the popular things to task for being really stupid. Then we spend some time with the newest contender to the office of President of the United States, Kanye West. (We are totally serious, we are not Kanye is.) While the idea sounds absurd, we remind you that we all thought the current occupant was absurd when he came down that escalator! (Remember how we laughed? No one is laughing now.) To further demonstrate how stupid things are, we then dig in with a Twitter hack that was so transparently a hack that no one could possibly believe it was true. (So naturally a bunch people thought it was true.) Then we have some bad news about your cousin who is in jail in Jakarta, so we are gonna need you to go to the CVS and buy a bunch of Apple gift cards to get him out of jail. (Don’t worry, you can trust us, just give us the number on the back of the card.) Our Sponsor this week is the Celebrity Control Corporation, don’t let your meal ticket ruin your sweet deal, call Celebrity Control Corporation. We open the show with Dennis Miller, when he was still sane and close with Robyn Adele Anderson with a new take on an American classic in classic American style! 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/WhqokQ-BEpA We are a proud member of the Seltzer Kings Podcast Network! Citations Needed: Why Men Think It's Sooo Cool to Dislike Popular Things https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/v7gzb8/why-men-like-to-dislike-popular-things FILES NEW DOCS FOR 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RUN https://www.tmz.com/2020/07/16/kanye-west-2020-fec-form-2-president-presidential-run/ Kanye Has Been Working to Get on the 2020 Ballot https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/kanyes-short-lived-attempt-to-get-on-the-2020-ballot.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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