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Are you yearning for the warmth, friendliness, and cheer of a good local pub? Drop by "Four Guys Walk Into a Bar..." and sit in on the conversation. Whether it's serious or silly, you'll walk away satisfied.

How It All Began
One day, a couple of us were talking about our favorite radio programs and podcasts and why we like them. We realized that we're really drawn to the ones that make us laugh (do we listen to Car Talk for advice on cars? We do not). And we realized that we're lucky enough to have a group of friends who make us laugh like that. So we thought, We should talk with those guys more often. And maybe, we thought, other people would enjoy those conversations as much as we do. So we turned them into a podcast.

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Feel free to download the episodes below either directly or through the iTunes store, or if you'd just like a few samples/promos, check out our MySpace page.



350 Time Well Spent

Cold vs. colds ... trench coats all the rage ... Dr Who through the ages ... eyebrows ... day care petri dish ... pseudoepinephrine (aka pseudoephedrine, oops) ... active shooter ... product philosopher ... weekly pick: www.timewellspent.io <http://www.timewellspent.io/> ... write us at fourguysemail@gmail.com <mailto:fourguysemail@gmail.com> ... compensate for color blindness ... email program Spark ... weekly pick: The Notebook ... bonus pick: District 9, Dr. Strange ... dorco blades ... and don't come back ... getting out to movies ... starting to crawl ... weekly pick: Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times by George Crile

Direct download: 350__Time_Well_Spent.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

349 Knuckle

Kinda sucky ... new chunks of vomit ... unchallenged alt-right ... white nationalists ... pre-reddit ... unrecognized stress ... poop-smeared glasses ... a black president, twice ... empathizing with the Pres ... impeach Trump to get to Pence ... several in the pipeline ... federal government nepotism ... a walking indictment ... trillion dollar infrastructure project ... pull 180's for fun ... elected a batman villain ... gild the rustbelt ... buggy whip jobs ... just not going to work ... Yooge president ... Russia won this election ... top people working on that ... a bit angry at the Dem's ... two anti-establishment candidates ... sucky Wednesday ... short bad news ... knuckle-dragging troglodytes ... protest turned violent ... the dictatorial playbook ... we don't like guns ... slower to the copy machine ... civil rights demonstrations ... weekly (re)pick: Patrick Rothfuss, "The Name of the Wind" ... weekly pick: Headspace ... weekly pick: Man In High Castle, Season 2 ... weekly pick:  John McCutcheon

Direct download: 349__Knuckle.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

348 30pct chance

Not the red one ... allocution humor ... fecal act on hood of car ... bluff has been called ... bohic ... why were states polls so far off? ... faith-based arguments ... vote suppression ... Russian government influence ... ain't gonna happen ... power can be diffused ... Wyoming vote worth 3.6 times ... states to colonize ... residence in BFE ... make triangles ... gerrymandering options ... at large representatives ... state allocation of electoral votes ... Texas is a reasonable place ... wrong or illegal? ... fine for failing to vote ... kickstarter vote rigging ... electors in a bar ... runaway populism ... war powers act ... posters on white supremacy ... weekly pick: ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center ... weekly pick: Elizabeth Warren ... weekly pick: Brain Dots

Direct download: 348__30pct_chance.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

347. Don't Click the Kitten

To recap: daddy-dar ... The Listener ... the soundcheck portion ... adventures in wiretap law ... prosecution for lurking ... don't click the kitten ... that way madness lies ... FBI DAFUQ ... the random show ... avant-garde and awful ... bleeding over ... not a world I want to live in ... assess the viability ... help our listeners ... fig mints ... damned if you do ... more democracy ... worse fire service and paid more ... porous constitution ... non-binding really good poll ... proposition fever ... not lawyers, whiney consumers ... poll imperfections getting worse ... have to go door to door ... I'm not, I'm just like everyone else ... weekly pick: fingerprint lockers ... don't lose your finger ... use the old phone number ... star trek grocery phaser ... weekly pick: GCP Grey "Rules for Rulers" ... semi-weekly pick: rollcall.audio ... weekly pick: lunch with friends

Direct download: 347_Dont_click.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

346. Most Ancient House of Four Guys

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Direct download: Most_Ancient_House_of_Four_Guys.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

345. Jumpscare
lights are lit ... if I had a nickel ... Bill Bryson ... Mother Tongue ... "their" ... insane his/her ... can't dooit ... weekly pick: Alien ... jumpscares ... hardened horror film watchers ... computer didn't hold up ... expendable ... ursine entrance ... giggling in bed ... Russian sleep experiment ... Spanish naps ... someone who disagrees with Mike ... Stranger Things spoilers ... watching TV ... Ken Burns while nursing ... watch it without me ... less Spielberg, more King ... one more hit ... variable length ... dropping kid at college ... the Quarter System ... quarters taken away ... doodling in my head ... kid's first job ... Churches growing well ... the adultlette phase ... not hierarchy, but friends ... creepy older boyfriend ... deadpanned the heck out of that one ... business failures ... reachable by no one except everyone ... copycats ... ovular show ... weekly pick: Death, Sex, and Money ... things we should talk about ... a nitch neesh ... weekly pick: Six! ... weekly pick: Invisibilia podcast ... our lives won't live themselves ... sort of like teaching ... filter from academic to popular ... different from a smart person ... standing on the shoulders of dwarves
Direct download: 345._Jumpscare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

It's a horse! ... confused listeners ... confuse a cat ... Kliban cat comics ... pink chew toy-ers ... doggerfliers ... lion that herds gazelle ... never let them question the hierarchy ... sat on the dog ... like machines ... this cannot go on forever ... biting to indicate possession ... history of 911 ... procrastinating ... lot of naps ... non-London bits ... basil crème brûlée... highland games ... rain as ambiance ... Berlin ... tweed jacket ... oilskin ... British countryman's oilskin ... making Bear bigger ... slimy to begin with ... weekly pick: Wonderfalls ... NPR One ... guy who invented fracking ... parents don't lie when children present ... marshmallow behavior experiment ... singular of minutiae ... weekly pick: Corey Doctorow, "Information Doesn't Want to Be Free" and Amanda Palmer, "The Art of Asking" ... patreon

Direct download: 343_oilskin_minutiae.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

342. Pointy Bits
upgrading skype
brontosaurus (get off my lawn)
cat is bitey
cat just takes it
frees up the pointy parts
4 day work week
weekly pick: True Detective, Season 2
Harry Dean Stanton
movies with budding actors
IMDB episode
having to read books in high school
nice to be a voracious reader 
reading a book in a night, or not at all
weekly pick: March, John Lewis’ graphic novel series
the Helmuldt, leader of Germany
Dead pool comic lacks Ryan Reynolds and is the worse for it
weekly pick: NBC Sports app
screen time is crack for babies
 
Direct download: 342._Pointy_Bits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

341. Out Of Context
summer winding down ... noodles are everywhere ... Onion graphics ... voter predictive polling - not so useful ... facts vs. opinions ... most experienced candidate ... wikileaks and structured big data ... email out of context is tough to explain ... who would say Hillary is fundamentally honest? ... candidates and authenticity ... Bill, prepared remarks, and the teleprompter ... policy wonks ... is having a plan helpful? ... populist movements vs. value of experts ... populism responds well to authenticity ... bullying doesn’t do well against women ... Ohio State Buckeye adaptive strategy ... midwest will be main battleground for this election ... vignettes around people getting screwed by Trump ... how are you going to protect the country when you can’t protect yourself from a left hook? ... Russian strategy ... smart businessman (maybe), stupid statesman ... weekly pick: Proton Mail - encrypted email ... if the terrorists are using it, we probably should, too ... weekly pick: Stranger Things netflix original series ... weekly pick: Stephen Lawhead the Pendragon Cycle
Direct download: 341._Out_Of_Context.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

340. Pony Referendum
three annnnnd ... Bear in Singapore ... jarring: non-democratic developed country ... let me tell ... partial democracy ... marmite on the shelves ... if epcot were a country ... go to Badabadaba ... an Outrage of Modesty scam ... Garden by the Bay ... Rogue or Vagabond? ... I am a litterer ... death penalty for drug importation ... aspirational TV: houses ... poverty cuisine ... action in the hawker stalls ... pigtail dishes ... caning the children ... waterboarding or life in prison ... Brazil not for beginners ... drunk driving: 10 year offense ... not flushing crime ... elevator pee trap ... bathing in cologne ... food stall napkin requirement ... hunanese boiled chicken ... goofy populist demagogue with bad hair ... bias towards dissolution ... pros and cons of referenda ... justice is complex ... a pony in every pot ... weekly pick: Christopher Achen, "Democracy for Realist" ... single issue organizations ... politicians more polarized than publics ... can't tell if a politician did a good job ... less democracy ... political party as an identity ... less party loyalty is better ... weekly pick: Beyond 14 ... weekly pick: Global Entry ... "watch this" ... out-extraverted ... weekly pick: The Gregory Brothers, Dave's Pick Gregory Brothers show, here's their hit "backin up song" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjYSERaXEGI&index=38&list=PL08FD35E184A24E7F, and their great channel "Schmoyoho" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYrK4tc5i1-eL8TXesH2pg  where I also recommend: "Bed intruder song, Oh my Dayum, Those balls are perfect, and the show closer: "Double rainbow song" ... Canadians groups can sponsor immigrants
Direct download: 340._Pony_Referendum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

339. Man. On. The. Moon.
life going on ... apple earbuds ... 8 years ... post-Orlando-shootings ... can't even ask about guns ... Science Friday: what we don't know about guns ... squelch the numbers ... what caused that rule ... new favorite city ... Tale of Two Portlands ... All Lives Matter ... thumbprint thumbprint thumbprint! ... 10% more armed than the criminals ... On. The. Freakin'. Moon. ... asshole is our brand ... Latino Night ... respect the thread ... counter-ratholing you man ... a sign ... only muzzle loading and more than 8 feet long ... Ha! ... fasting for Ramadan ... and different flavors of atheism ... weekly pick: Kid President’s YouTube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-EwrhsMzY ... stuck in London ... huge 4-story bookstore ... weekly pick: Brent Weeks, "The Black Prism" ... GRRMartin'd ... Sisters (Fay/Poehler) ... stopped moving on skype ... weekly pick: Ken Burns Stanford Commencement Speech https://youtu.be/7F8zCQ4YnZ8 ... weekly pick: The River Wild ... bacon in it
Direct download: 339._Man._On._The._Moon.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

*%%$# Skype ... Trump: a Judas Goat? ... key hell piece of fish ... she's your daughter all right ... ford focus electric ... more sound system than I needed ... deaf people can hear this music ... no oil change ... fuel-air explosions with ground up dinosaur ... going back to my Fiat ... clickbait ... battery research ... tesla home battery ... salty solar power ... no car ownership ... driving stick in England ... right hand drive MGB ... weekly pick: MGB in British Racing Green ... carry the nothin' ... weekly pick: producthunt ... what need could create this ... weekly pick (mild): Michael Moore, Where to Invade Next ... 2cellos ... Trump/Sanders epic rap battle ... weekly pick: George RR Martin vs. JRR Tolkien epic rap battle ... don't allow satire ... Dr. Who writers' strike ... weekly pick: Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts ... Who to be had ... David Tennant's Hair ... Boaty McBoat Face ... PSA: Nathan Fillian exploited
Direct download: 338_Who_To_Be_Had.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

337. Fortissimo AF
3 bones ... questionable mammal status ... peaceful peace protest ... Trump in town ... luxury of attributing it to Trump ... enormous goon squad ... someone should call a doctor ... Lucifer in the flesh ... over my dead body ... even Satanists don't like Cruz ... future time travel ... but lord he isn't good ... Normaltown = New Haven, Tampa, Hartford ... ex-retired people ... old Cuba ... dissecting the frog in advance ... it's piano, retard ... fortissimo af ... cheap lease fiat ... weekly pick: Tesla Model 3 ... Elan Musk ... Stanford? Nope ... drinkable book ... f-ton of water ... anti-pick: "Boom of the System" David Foster Wallace ... but lord it wasn't good ... well-wrought paragraphs ... plot was not William Gibson's strong suit ... straight espresso ... give Stephenson 100 pages ... talented Ass Hat ... moral dilemma: stealing from ass-hats ... Internet ... whiz at Google searches ... weekly pick: Motorcycle Diaries ... Che Guevara had me on his t-shirt ... why he's famous ... imagining people complexly ... weekly pick: tardisk ... comes with a guitar pick
Direct download: 337_Fortissimo_AF.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Work hours ... take swift action ... yay me ... bowtie Friday ... on fleek af ... hella copter ... sh*tton ... semi pick: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World ... stole my pick ... Dad would definitely have crushed you ... you've had 2 parents ... 2, 2, 2, 4! 2, 2 ... moral implications of sperm bank ... missed out on some money ... mortgaged to the hilt ... weekly pick-like-thing: flow beehive ... honeycomb display/dispenser ... speaking of words with vowels ... battle at dawn ... PVC catapults ... Kahn management skills ... Hardcore History redux ... first religious debates ... weekly pick: WG Sebald, "On the Natural History of Destruction" ... fire-icane ... oh yeah, been there ... foley work ... weekly pick: Ken Follett, "World Without End" ... weekly pick: Book of Morman ... I'll call you ... do not call

Direct download: 336__Infant_Grenade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

335. Baby Forearmor
Spring in Ohio ... new Californication? ... hitting head with a hammer ... Portland when it’s sunny ... no sun for 11 months ... no Bad weather ... raindrops smaller ... really high humidity ... Four Guys Walk into a Pub ... Toot & Puddle ... weekly pick:  Hollie Hobby, “Toot and Puddle” ... reject it utterly with snide remarks ... simian reflexes ... baby forearm armor ... you’re just going to waste away ... criminal trip ... still on my to-do list ... no screen time until 2 yrs old ... good things on screens vs. bad ... how much can interact with it ... inviting passivity ... crashing hard against shore of reality ... ratio of good things to bad things ... a rule you can apply ... texting with friends vs. passive screen time ... counts as yay ... 17 yr old: hands are often ... be ready to change ... parenting strategies ... endorse bear’s position ... Mike’s UK trip ... driving is team effort ... weekly pick: Tep wireless pocket wifi ... songs they had made up ... weekly pick: “A Manual for Cleaning Women,” Lucia Berlin ... read through time on the set ... Dr. Who experience ... Caerphilly castle ... weekly pick:  Criminal Minds ... Don Montagne ... bleep!
Direct download: 335._Baby_Forearmor.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Cat's Schrödinger ... party wagon ... waggle my car's ears ... "allow me" ... bass up to "fracture things" ... roadtrip donuts ... Randy's Donuts ... what do you have hot? ... do you have cherry ... divide ways ... Tuff's Log ... alumni multi-day fiesta ... Naviance/Family Connection ... major apron strings ... million dollar burgers ... college vibe ... residential college experience ... DVC + Yale ... coasting vs. focused investing ... merit in being big fish ... find a small enough room ... BFSP ... Garfield's interesting past ... craft donuts ... speaking of structurally sound ... building weird stuff ... cornhenge ... service + reflection ... loaning you academic empowerment ... data analytics major ... relevance of graduate program ... humans = bacteriological growth ... weekly pick:  Randy's Donuts ... weekly pick:  roadsideamerica.com ... lighthouse on my way home ... weekly pick:  AirBnB ... nice personality ... Hitler meant well ... vrbo.com

Direct download: 334_Donuthenge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Typos ... first used words ... always up early ... top off the baby ... jump on the baby grenade ... apple encryption ... All Writs Act ... Citizens United, what? ... subpoenas for speech ... Ted Olsen retained by Apple ... PGP from a tshirt ... Sharpie ... Graydon Carter and Spy magazine ... Trisha Yearwood on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me ... weekly pick: History of Japan video www.youtube.com—watch ... books for the baby (including Thing Explainer) ... Video on cane toads ... weekly pick: goblinscomic.org ... weekly pick: www.youtube.com—watch ... Nationalism and socialism in one package ... weekly pick: Hindi movie Drishyam

Direct download: 333_Pretty_Good_Sharpie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Bear is a sucker ... the whole enterprise ... radioactive funny material ... dealing with cognitive dissonance ... McEnroe, Kanye, oh my ... instruments of war are so cool ... definition of hypocrisy has changed ... imagine people complexly ... Welcome Buster! ... cluster of cells ... microorganisms ... bags of water filled with scum ... 140% not me ... genetic fine tuning ... scientific model proves the Earth doesn't exist ... I want to pop some popcorns ... weekly pick: NASA travel bureau posters ...  www.dezeen.com—nasa-jet-propulsion-laboratory-retro-style-posters-space-travel ... can someone please attack me? ... Governors behind bars ... sit out until others beat each other up ... advocating Duberger's law ... no ideological parties ... star bellied sneeches ... the party of "I got mine" ... white slaves, and the Irish ... ethnic Irish food ... three ratholes from something ... no mentioned that ... advice women tell women ... margin of error for IQ tests ... conflicting advice ... you'd like it too much ... neighborhood bonfire ... Ken Burns documentaries ... weekly pick: Coup, Love Letter ... weekly pick: candied walnuts ... www.cooks.com—glazed-pecan-holiday-nuts.html ... imgur.com—4ycoQ ... weekly pick: Devil Wears Prada

Direct download: 332_140_Percent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

has it been 9 months ... metaslap ... have you seen the trend line?? ... DNA on the Internet ... Milton ... during the podcast ... checking out skills ... get tired just thinking about it ... birth plan out the window ... cut the cord? no thanks ... but I haven't washed my hands ... pacifier falls on floor ... if I fail to interrupt you, you';ve got to stop me ... birth coach ... it was all good ... life back in paper thin slices ... letting go process ... name an experience that humbled you ... the Badminton Story ... "kicked out" is strong ... trounced by 37 year old woman and her mother ... bring it back down ... I don't have an answer to that ... ethical lapse ... weekly pick: Moment for iPad ... weekly pick: do not reset iPhone clock ... no backdoor ... 3 judges sign off ... weekly pick: Room ... weekly pick: asana ... stringing Bear along

Direct download: 331_Welcome_Milton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

Tight backs ... 'wake up in a puddle of your own drool' medicine ... snoring ... peak Kindle ... Comic Times ... subsidized agriculture ... harley davidson tariffs ... maximin - maximize minimum payoff ... concern about Trump as next president ... he's a liar, not a crazy liar ... fascist tendency in democracies ... Hitler's charisma ... Day the Clown Cried - Jerry Lewis's movie he never wanted shown  ... JK Rowling book ... Amazon lumberyard and the zombie apocalypse ... not so much a pick Golgo 13 - mildly entertaining ... weekly pick: Michael Howard's "The Invention of Peace" ... weekly pick: Melissa McCarthy in "Identify Thief" and everything else she's in  ... weekly pick: "Spy"

Direct download: 330__Not_a_Crazy_Liar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19am EDT

Technology today ... OLED technology for TV ... ladders on staircases ... ports and HDMI ... Just Dance on the Wii ... Sonos to the TV? ... Wii, iPod, Roku, DVD/VCR ... Everything is available, right? ... Video of first Super Bowl ... media buy for primaries ... James Abram Garfield ... most incompetent suicide bomber ... weekly pick: 99 invisible podcast ... sending ice to India ... plaques in Boston ... fires deadly in CA, not earthquakes ... redesigned Chinatown ... weekly pick: NPR One ... weekly pick: The Flavor Bible ... cocktails with flavors ... salmon with vanilla ... annotating physical books ... physical book triggers idea recall

Direct download: 329__Flaming_Out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Fiber, you know? ... not the mute button ... 3-day blackout ... use or lose it potluck ... potluck baby ... dragon snow melting device ... snow thieves ... cold war vs. today ... natural erosions ... we have dykes ... social security ponzi scheme ... the definition of "macro" ... what if we all just get smaller ... Logan's Run ... weekly pick: The Man in the High Castle ... the REALLY big focus group ... 2-day gratification ... story within a story ... breaking down the 4th wall ... minimal rewrite alternate reality ... weekly pick: Ex Machina ... Gattica-ish ... Supernatural ... skip and catch up ... past season 5 ... French Mistake ... Maureen Johnson ... getting out of the conversation alive ... weekly pick: Real Escape Games ... AT&T Park ... favorite sport: extroversion ... Buckaroo Banzai Institute ... Intellectual Capitol?? ... Landlord's Game ... collaborative Monopoly ... training generations of capitalists ... dollar sign eyes ... weekly pick: Hardcore History podcast ... JengaCon ... pikers ... depths of human depravity ... Steven Pinker acolytes ... you call yourself an outlier ... CrashCourse videos ... Dead Pool movie ... hard R rating ... skullpoopl ... valentines day trailer ... breaking the 4th wall

Direct download: 328__Fourth_Wall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

Radiocity ... edited lives ... weekly pick: September 11 Memorial ... western concept of grief counseling ... bottling up unhappiness ... we're doomed to make wrong attributions ... multiple motives ... how should I know why I did that ... because he is one ... imagine others complexly ... nickname: Gotham ... watching where the cows walked ... justice vs. forgiveness ... psychological affects physical? ... will I die this year ... last minute will business ... slow death ... fake warning ... impression of infallibility ... statute of limitations on spoilers ... don't out all the chaff ... spoiler graph ... the joys of being manipulative ... lie succeeds without repercussions ... dubious rationale ... how the world really works ... weekly pick2: The Big Short ... enjoy stories more knowing the ending ... enjoying the ride ... the value of the plot twist ... google spoilers ... unfriend the British ... weekly pick: Making A Murderer ... Serial (podcast) ... fallibility of human memory ... weekly pick: Three Luigis in Brooklyn ... weekly pick: Colt Express

Direct download: 327__Spoiler_Alert.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT