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Tired of politics? Tired of trashy "reality" TV? Well look no further for quality, real life, humorous entertainment! A Bunch of Malarkey is looking out for you. If you're searching for humor after a day consisting of crazy coworkers, petty neighbors, nightmare traffic, imbeciles out in the general public or even family drama, we have it covered! We'll be discussing all kinds of malarkey! We'll say what you're probably thinking when dealing with everyday situations at work, on the road, out in public, etc. So sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy! We'll get you through those traffic jams, toilet breaks, and even those dreaded treadmill workouts. Thanks for listening! Tell a friend!
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One Hundred!

One Hundred!

2020-09-2746:38

Season 3 Episode 35. Our 100th episode! In this episode Charlie takes you on a journey back to some of the best stories from the first 100 episodes of A Bunch of Malarkey and talks about the future of the podcast.
Reminiscing

Reminiscing

2020-09-2045:22

Season 3 Episode 34. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. A mask-less flash mob showed up at a Florida Target store and demanded and end to mask wearing polices. Charlie has the story. Someone in Kentucky busted out the cardboard and magic markers and created their own license plate, but they forgot something, Charlie has the crafty story. Charlie will fill you in on what a Georgia man left behind in his vehicle after he fled on foot after a traffic stop. A North Carolina man put his Tesla on autopilot and decided to watch a movie as he went down a NC highway, Charlie will tell you what ended his ride. A Woman stole a firefighter's wallet just seconds after thanking him for his work battling wildfires, Charlie has the scoop. Thinking of getting engaged? Oscar Meyer can help, Charlie has the details. Then it is all about reminiscing. What are the types of reminiscing? Is it healthy? Why are people reminiscing more during the pandemic? What does Charlie reminisce about? Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for mutant of the week. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron charlies80sattic.com to listen to Charlie on the radio Purchase Charlie's book on Amazon, just search for a Whole LOT of Shenanigans
A Cult Conundrum

A Cult Conundrum

2020-09-1336:40

Season 3 Episode 33. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Another ridiculous gender reveal stung gone awry, this time causing a wildfire...Charlie has the story. A man in France blew up his house trying to swat a fly, Charlie has the explosive details. A man in Thailand got more than he bargained for while sitting on his toilet, Charlie has the painful details. An Ohio woman called 911 because the meat she purchased at the supermarket was shaped like a penis, Charlie has the bizarre story. A Nebraska man went on a rant at a city council meeting about getting rid of the term "boneless wings" Charlie has the spicy story. A Florida man killed his mother in a dispute over orange juice, a remote and the use of her car, Charlie has the story. Then it is all about cults. What is a cult? What are the signs you are actually in one and how do you get out? Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode. facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron/sponsor of the show find Charlie's book A Whole LOT of Shenanigans on Amazon Listen to Charlie each weekday on Charlie's 80s Attic available on iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio Thanks for your support each week!
Season 3 Episode 32. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. A brawl broke out on a flight from Las Vegas to Charlotte this week, and of course a "maskhole" was involved, Charlie has the story. A man in a Massachusetts Wal-Mart went around giving customers "covid hugs"...Charlie has the scoop. Kids are getting creative when it comes to trying to get out of virtual classes, Charlie has the details. KFC is dropping its iconic "Finger Lickin' Good" slogan due to the covid pandemic, Charlie has the juicy details. A 20 year old Detroit woman pronounced dead by paramedics was very much alive when her body arrived at a funeral home and the funeral director unzipped the body bag, Charlie has the strange story. A fireman battling the raging wildfires in California was shocked to find out he had been robbed while fighting the fires, Charlie has the story. Then it is all about misinformation. Charlie tells you what misinformation is, how you can spot it and what we can all do to stop the spread of it. Those stories and a BUNCH more on this episode of A Bunch of Malarkey. facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron/sponsor of the show. find Charlie's book A Whole LOT of Shenanigans on Amazon Listen to Charlie on the radio weekdays from 10am-4pm (eastern) on Charlie's 80s Attic found on the iHeartRadio and the TuneIn Radio apps.
Frequent Frustrations

Frequent Frustrations

2020-08-2301:01:18

Season 3 Episode 31. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees.  Thanksgiving dinner flavored candy corn is a real thing and is a candy that just about sums up 2020, Charlie has the gross details. An Atlanta hotel employee beat a customer with a telephone and still has her job! Charlie has the painfully hilarious details. Have you ever come to an impasse with your significant other over what to eat or where to eat? A man at a river resort took extreme measures after a dispute with his wife over dinner plans. Charlie has the wet and wild story. There is a Facebook group for men who like to post pics and videos of them pointing guns at their junk! One man in the group accidentally shot himself in the genitals for all to see, Charlie has the painful details. You have surely heard the expression "It is raining cats and dogs"...well in China it was raining cats, Charlie has the wacky story. Imagine having something stuck in your nose for two years? Charlie tells you what a kid had stuck in his nose since 2018. Have you ever witnessed a terrible speech at a wedding? Well, Charlie tells you what a bride's mom said during a speech that got her booted from her own daughter's wedding! Then it is all about daily frustrations. Charlie tells you the most common and a bunch of his own. He also tells you what you can do to deal with these daily annoyances. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for mutant of the week patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a sponsor of the show charlies80sattic.com for info about charlie's radio station look for Charlie's book A Whole LOT of Shenanigans on Amazon
I'm Entitled!

I'm Entitled!

2020-08-1650:55

Season 3 Episode 30. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Charlie tells you all about a pop up party on a NYC bus that included smoking, dancing and nudity...and of course no masks or social distancing. More anti-mask shenanigans around the country, Charlie will tell you about the assault on two teen workers, one at Sesame Place and one at Chili's, both for trying to enforce mask and covid restrictions. Imagine receiving your renewed driver's license in the mail only to discover the picture on it is not you...or anyone else for that matter. Charlie has the bizarre DMV foul-up story. Want to find out of your significant other is cheating? Forget a private investigator, forget snooping through their phone or computer, just go to Google Maps! Charlie has the story of a Peruvian man who caught his wife cheating on Google Maps. Those crazy stories plus pizza bears, swamp rats and wild boars! Then it is all about self entitled people. What is a sense of entitlement? What are the signs that someone is self-entitled and how do you deal with a self-entitled person? Charlie discusses.   facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow for our Facebook page and to vote for the mutant of the week. Purchase Charlie's book on Amazon. Just type Charlie McMahon A Whole Lot of Shenanigans into the search bar. Listen to Charlie all week on the radio! Find him on Charlie's 80s Attic available on iHeartRadio and Tune In radio apps or visit charlies80sattic.com
Playing The Victim

Playing The Victim

2020-08-0958:44

Season 3 Episode 29. Our 2 year anniversary! 94 episodes, 2 years, 3 seasons and close to 700,000 downloads! Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's brand new nominees.  Last week a minor celebrity dies and Charlie was scolded by his wife for not informing her, Charlie explains. China is sending more than just seeds in the mail to U.S. residents, Charlie has the bizarre story. People in South Korea are cleaning their money in washing machines and microwaves to kill potential corona germs, some are taking big losses, Charlie has the scoop. A dispute over wearing a mask at a cigar store sparked a wild shootout in Pennsylvania, Charlie has the story. A pizza shop owner in Delaware fought off a machete wielding robber with a strange item, Charlie has the hot story. They are running a Mickey Mouse operation up in Rhode Island, literally. Charlie has all the thrills and spills. A man clung to a tractor trailer windshield for several miles on a Florida highway, Charlie fills you in. Then it is all about playing the victim or playing the victim card. Charlie explains what playing the victim is all about and the signs that someone you know just might be doing it. He'll also explain how to deal with it. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this brand new episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron of the show A Whole LOT of Shenanigans on Amazon to purchase Charlie's book Listen to Charlie all week on Charlie's 80s Attic on iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio visit charlies80sattic.com  
I Want My MTV!

I Want My MTV!

2020-08-0201:01:51

Season 3 Episode 28. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Chinese "seeds" are showing up in people's mailboxes across the country, Charlie has the story. If you had money on baboons with knives and chainsaws as the next disturbance for 2020, you win! Charlie has the details. A couple showed up at a Minnesota Wal-Mart wearing swastika masks, Charlie has the scoop. Do you miss going to the strip club because of the pandemic? Well head to Houston, TX for a drive-thru strip club, Charlie has the story! Ice cream sales are soaring while deodorant sales are stinking...Charlie has the details. Charlie will also take you "Down Under" where two sisters are trying to become pregnant at the same time by the same guy...Charlie has the wacky story. Then it is all about MTV, the MTV we knew and loved as kids. Charlie talks about the impact MTV had on business, television, the music industry and his childhood. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow for our Facebook page and to vote for mutant of the week. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron/sponsor of the show Purchase Charlie's book on Amazon.com..just search for "A Whole LOT of Shenanigans". Listen to Charlie on the radio weekdays from 10am-8pm (eastern) on Charlie's 80s Attic. Find it on iHeartRadio or TuneIn Radio
The Fanatic

The Fanatic

2020-07-2652:29

Season 3 Episode 27. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Baseball is back! Charlie tells you how he feels about a 60 game season with no fans. A woman at a Panera who was confronted about not wearing a mask gave her "scientific" reason for not wearing one, Charlie has the story you have to hear to believe! Ankle monitors for a Kentucky couple who refused to sign a quarantine order after contracting corona, Charlie has the story.  A woman on a hike in Mexico had a close encounter with a bear...so close she took a selfie, Charlie has the story. A bear invaded a Colorado man's kitchen, Charlie gives you the lowdown. Something right out of "Jaws" a shark pulled an Australian boy out of a boat, Charlie has the crazy details. 3D printed chicken nuggets are coming to KFC, Charlie tells you where and when! He also tells you about a KFC "superfan" who has visited KFC restaurants in 40 countries and 50 cities! Then it is all about sports fans and the annoying things they do. Charlie discusses some of the things sports fans do that rub him the wrong way. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode!   facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron of the show A Whole LOT of Shenanigans on Amazon to buy Charlie's book! Catch Charlie on air weekdays 10am-8pm eastern on Charlie's 80s attic on iHeartRadio or TuneIn Radio or at charlies80sattic.com
A Creature Of Habit

A Creature Of Habit

2020-07-1949:36

Season 3 Episode 26. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents you with this week's brand new nominees. A Texas man is dead after attending a "Corona Party", Charlie has the story. Another mask battle at a big box store, Charlie has the knock 'em out, drag 'em out details. A man is suing the gaming platform 'TWITCH' after injuring his "joystick", Charlie has the bizarre story. An Australian trucker has an uninvited passenger in his cab while driving on a highway at 70MPH, Charlie has the frightening details. Like sushi? You may never eat it again after Charlie tells you what was living in a woman's tonsil after eating sushi. Then it is all about routines. Charlie lays out the pros of having a daily routine and explains how it helps him each day. He will also present some of the cons of following a daily routine according to some psychology professionals. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this episode of a Bunch of Malarkey. facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow for our Facebook page and where you can vote for the mutant of the week. A Whole LOT of Shenanigans, Charlie's book can be found on Amazon. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a sponsor/patron of the show Listen to Charlie on the radio! He is the host of Charlie's 80s Attic on iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio. Visit charlies80sattic.com for details
A Lifetime Of Lessons

A Lifetime Of Lessons

2020-07-1253:46

Season 3 Episode 25. Our 90th episode overall! Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Students in Alabama had a corona party where they invited people who had the virus to expose others to the virus and had a pot of money as a prize for the first person who caught it! Charlie has the disturbing story. Charlie tells you what an Ohio couple found on their "Hot N Ready" pizza from Little Caesar's. Charlie gives you the run down on what a Florida jogger found on the side of the road. Two people in separate stolen cars crashed into each other in Oregon, Charlie has the bizarre story. Then it is all about life lessons we should all know by the age of 50! With Charlie celebrating a birthday and closing in on that milestone, he'll tell you what he thinks of these "life lessons." He'll discuss the ones he believes and the ones he thinks are nonsense. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this, our 90th episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a sponsor of the show charlies80sattic.com to listen to charlie on the radio A Whole LOT of Shenanigans on Amazon to purchase Charlie's book
Masked Patriotism

Masked Patriotism

2020-06-2848:47

Season 3 Episode 24. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees.  Charlie discusses a couple of personal annoyances including neighbor parking and the use of the "thumbs up" icon on the Facebook Messenger app. Eskimo Pie is now changing its name, Charlie has the cold facts. What happened to a man in China who drank 10 beers then fell asleep (passed out) before he emptied his bladder? Charlie has the explosive details. A man in Cambodia got an unwelcome visitor in a private zone after a swim in the river, Charlie has the painful details. Then it is all about patriotism. Charlie explains why there's more to patriotism than flying a flag and honoring troops. He talks about the patriotic sacrifices Americans made here at home during WWII and compares those to the sacrifices, or lack thereof, Americans are making right now to end the pandemic keep their fellow citizens safe. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up in this episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron/sponsor of the show charlies80sattic.com for info on Charlie's radio station
Make Way For Cliches

Make Way For Cliches

2020-06-2156:40

Season 3 Episode 23. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, Mrs. Butterworth's and Cream of Wheat are all changing their branding and removing their logos in light of the current movement in the country. Charlie has the story and of course, his take. A Colorado couple was shot for a bizarre reason while walking their dog, Charlie has the scoop. More corona chaos around the country; A NYC woman coughs on other bagel store patrons, 16 friends contract the virus after a night out at a Florida bar, and corona can spread from toilet flushes...Charlie has the details. Big business is sticking it to us already...no drinks on flights and some Wal-Mart stores are going cashier-less...Charlie has the details! Then it is all about cliches. Charlie talks in detail about them and what they are. He'll go over some popular ones and he'll talk about cliches that still ring true. He'll also explain why you should limit your use of cliches when writing or speaking. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up in this episode! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote in our mutant of the week poll patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a parton of the show charlies80sattic.com to find out about Charlie's radio station
Early Bird Special

Early Bird Special

2020-06-1452:27

Season 3 Episode 22. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees.  The TV "reality" police shows 'Cops' and Live P.D' were pulled from the air. Charlie talks about the future of these police shows in light of recent events. Toxic toads are on the loose in Florida...Charlie has the story. A 6 year old boy in SC caught quite a surprise when he was magnet fishing in a lake, Charlie has the scoop. A sexual fetish role play gone wrong in Australia, Charlie has the bizarre details! Monkeys stole vials of covid-19 contaminated blood in India, Charlie has the wild story. Then it is all about dinner. Charlie talks about the many advantages that come with eating an 'early bird' dinner. He'll also tell you the ideal times to eat all of your meals and snacks and the health benefits associated with it. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up in this episode! visit facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week  visit patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a show patron visit amazon to buy Charlie's book A Whole LOT of Shenanigans visit charlies80sattic.com to listen to Charlie on his radio station or find Charlie's 80s Attic on iHeartRadio or TuneIn Radio    
The Sound Of Silence

The Sound Of Silence

2020-06-0746:12

Season 3 Episode 21. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. AMC theaters claim that they may be going out of business, Charlie has the story and his take on the situation. Three kids purposely got themselves bitten by a black widow spider, Charlie tells you why. Plain or glazed? Charlie tells you what authorities in Florida used to trap a black bear that was roaming a neighborhood. Selling your home? Why not have Bigfoot list it and be your agent? Charlie tells you what lengths a California realtor went to  so that his listing would sell. Working from home? Using Zoom? Be careful! Charlie tells you what happened to a Mexican lawmaker when she thought she was off camera. Charlie will also tell you about a new challenge...the naked pizza challenge.....and it is as bad as it sounds! Then it is all about the sound of silence. Charlie explains why good people need to speak up and speak out against racism, injustice, and those who promote it. Charlie tells a personal story about people not speaking up against wrongdoing. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode!  facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a sponsor/patron of the show charlies80sattic.com for Charlie's radio station
Season 3 Episode 20. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. More corona chaos! A man shoots a Waffle House cook after he refused to comply with corona restrictions, Charlie has the story. A man broke into an Alabama movie theater and hung out there for days, sleeping, eating and drinking...Charlie has the scoop. What did a man use as a face mask on a Spirit Airlines flight? Charlie has the wacky story. Some landlords around the country are trying to take advantage during this economic crisis by accepting a different kind of rent "payment"...Charlie explains. A sex doll mistaken for a corpse shut down a highway in Australia for hours, Charlie has the wacky details. A famous porn star is trying to save a tree, Charlie has the details. Then it is all about "keeping up with the Joneses." Charlie explains why we shouldn't try to compete with others when it comes to material things and goes over the signs that you might just be doing that very thing. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode! Thanks for tuning in. facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a show patron charlies80sattic.com to listen to him on radio and on the iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio apps
Sorrow For the Stars

Sorrow For the Stars

2020-05-1752:48

Season 3 Episode 19. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. It's still "Corona Chaos" out there! Charlie has an update on the man who wore a KKK mask to a California supermarket. Bus drivers around the country are struggling as they try to drive their buses and enforce social distancing and mask rules. Charlie has the scoop. A United States Supreme Court Justice flushed a toilet during oral arguments in a case before the court via phone. Charlie has the details. Brian May from the group Queen "injured his buttocks" in a gardening accident, Charlie has the story. Then it is all about mourning celebrities. Is it normal to grieve a celebrity? Charlie discusses the many reasons people grieve celebrities and tells you about the most shocking celebrity deaths of his lifetime and the ones that impacted him the most. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode! Thanks for your support! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week. patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron of the show abunchofmalarkey.libsyn.com for all episodes charlies80sattic.com for Charlie's radio station which is found on iHeartRadio and TuneIn radio
The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

2020-05-1001:26:49

Season 3 Episode 18. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Corona is bringing out the worst in people all across the country. Two women shot McDonald's employees because their dining room was closed due to corona virus restrictions, Charlie has the story. A security guard at a Dollar Tree store was shot and killed for enforcing a statewide mask rule, Charlie has the disturbing details. A man in California wore a KKK hood as a mask while food shopping, Charlie has the details. A park ranger in Texas was assaulted and pushed into a lake while trying to enforce social distancing rules, Charlie has the story. Then it is all about "the birds and the bees." Charlie tells you where that expression comes from. Charlie also has statistics on what percentage of parents talk to their teens about sex. Then Jen joins Charlie via phone to discuss how they learned about the "birds and the bees." Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode! Thanks for your support! visit patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a sponsor of the show visit facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week. listen to Charlie on Charlie's 80s Attic on the iHeartRadio and TuneIN Radio apps or visit charlies80sattic.com
Season 3 Episode 17. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's nominees. Podcast downloads are way down nationwide due to the pandemic, Charlie has the story. Subscriptions on the cheating site Ashley Madison are up during the pandemic, Charlie has the scoop. A couple of guys in Georgia drank bleach and household cleaners hoping it would stave off the corona virus, Charlie has the details. Then it is all about "do it yourself" projects around the house, or lack thereof when Charlie was growing up. Charlie has some childhood stories about broken things in his childhood home that just never got fixed. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this episode! TWENTY ONE straight months of increased listenership/downloads. Thanks you so much! facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey abunchofmalarkey.libsyn.com charlies80sattic.com
Pop Rocks & Coke

Pop Rocks & Coke

2020-04-2601:01:27

Season 3 Episode 16. Charlie crowns the mutant of the week based on your votes and presents this week's brand new nominees. Corona craziness once again as a man shoots his stepson for violating the stay at home order, Charlie has the details. A Bronx, NY restaurant opened a secret "bottle club" in their basement to try and skirt the corona virus rules, Charlie has the scoop. Six tourists hiding in a cave in India to avoid corona virus had to be rescued this week, Charlie has the story. One of the sharks on "Shark Tank" is accused of price gouging N95 masks, Charlie tells you which shark tried to take a bite out of people's wallets. Then it is all about urban legends! Charlie tells you about some from the area he grew up in, some of the most popular ones of all time, some funny ones and even some music related ones. Those stories and a BUNCH more coming up on this week's episode! Thanks for your support! Facebook.com/abunchofmalarkeypodshow to vote for the mutant of the week. Patreon.com/abunchofmalarkey to become a patron/sponsor of the show Charlies80sattic.com for Charlie's radio station
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Neil Zellner

A great podcast. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Apr 28th
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