All posts by Jonathon Brandmeier

Episode 29 – Johnny the Monkey

A listener complains about the show’s length. LinkedIn has suggestions for JB’s next gig – selling flying squirrels isn’t one of them. More mishaps in broadcasting: Troy Aikman mocks flyovers and Jeffrey Toobin masturbates on a Zoom call. Plus: Wa wa wee wa – Borat is back! And so is the original Borat/Brandmeier interview.


Episode 28 – Life is a rock & radio rolled me

JB & Buzz (aka Judge Mental) discuss the new “politically correct” world of broadcasting – the tweets and talk of fired radio guys, Bill Burr’s SNL monologue, and the renaming of the Eskimo Pie. Also, David Crosby’s “meh” memorial for Eddie Van Halen, the only 3 places in America without COVID, and Eddie Abler’s report on fishing boat caskets. Plus: a radio flashback with Lenny Kravitz.


Episode 27 – Radio flashback with Eddie Van Halen and more

RIP Eddie Van Halen – from the Brandmeier Archives, we play the full, unedited Van Halen studio interview. Other topics include sh*t stories in the news, a CNN anchor ambushed by raccoons, a man who found a brain in Wisconsin, and the ongoing mask debate. Plus: A roadie comments on Buzz’s plan for ONE billionaire to save live music and we get back to back live calls from Mississippi. 


Archives: Eddie Van Halen

This live, unedited radio interview features Eddie Van Halen & Alex Van Halen in studio with Jonathon Brandmeier. They talk about Eddie’s “mistake” on Eruption, why Eddie never tuned his guitar on stage, who was really to blame in the lead singer soap opera that was Van Halen, and Alex’s drum solo when the ceiling crashed on his head. They also review a basement tape from the early years in LA clubs that a fan sent to JB that they had never heard before, and their next world tour stop wish was Mars!

Episode 26 – “A tad more professional”

Johnny’s perturbed by a listener who questions his professionalism. We talk about how the NFL’s brought back a sense of normalcy and hope the season continues, our pal Weird Al takes on that debate, and more. Bored at home during the pandemic? Teach your dog to talk (we call a guy who’s working on it) or do what Johnny does – call tech support and play clips from Nell. Plus: a listener emailed us about a bed bug problem – guess who responds to him?


Episode 25 – Havin’ fun with my radar gun

JB gets pulled over by a police officer who’s a fan of the Moo Moo song. From the archives, conversations with the late Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers and Sylvester Stallone’s mother Jackie. Calling one billionaire – Buzz wants you to save live music clubs – and a guy in Milwaukee wants us all to save the Taco Bell Mexican pizza.


Episode 24 – What ever happened to crazy?!

Some news you can lose: a TikTok star explains how to get free food from restaurants, a YouTuber poops on Nancy Pelosi’s driveway, a dentist gets time for performing surgery while on a hoverboard, Senator Chuck Schumer does stand-up, and more. Plus: Big Ten is back, Chris Rock’s on Fargo, and one of our listeners is a hero.


Episode 23 – Baby, don’t light my fire

A California wildfire was caused by a gender reveal party – we talk to the woman who started the trend (not the fire!). A guy on a mission to have boneless wings removed from menus calls in. We get ready for some football…with Liberace?! And Johnny wonders…are we all just army ants going in circles with COVID info?