All posts by Jonathon Brandmeier

Episode 19 – There Goes My Show

An R-rated voicemail almost takes the show in an ugly direction. Listener “Mike the Trucker” wants JB to teach him how to sing Kenny Chesney’s “There Goes My Life” for his daughter’s wedding. With the Sturgis motorcycle rally happening this week, JB remembers trying to join Hells Angels with founder Sonny Barger. Buzz is annoyed by news reporters wearing masks on TV and is going to hell for stealing avocados. Plus: we’re “afraid of Americans” – some weird/gross stories from the week, and of course, it’s Pat the complainer with another voicemail, and this time she actually likes something…and it’s not sand!

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Episode 18 – The $12,000 Car Wash

We talk to some people in the news: Lynn from Lake Geneva questions Chicago’s plans to fine people who don’t quarantine after visiting Wisconsin and Richard from Austin explains how he caught his Uber Eats driver eating his chicken wings. JB warns against car washes with tracks after getting stuck in one and crushing his car. We play some quick requests from the archives (a denied Lobster Gram, a kid named Stoner, the making of a Neil Diamond album), and more!

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Episode 17 – London Calling

We chat with our favorite mate across the pond, U.K. radio personality Graham Mack, about the latest news out of Britain and more. In this week’s edition of Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You, L.A. listener Sean spills stories from his job cleaning celebrities’ carpets. JB dials up “bear whisperer” Steve Searles after hearing he lost his job due to the coronavirus. Plus, JB can’t quit these two women: Anita Tequila (he calls her back to ask “excuse me, señor, do you have any hats?”) and it’s Pat the Complainer and her latest voicemail closing the show on an upbeat note again!

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JB on London’s Podcast Radio

Award-winning U.K. radio personality Graham Mack interviews Johnny B. via Zoom for his show “The Pod 20” on London’s Podcast Radio. JB gets real about his experiences in the radio & TV biz (from getting fired at Westwood One to being yelled at by Mary Tyler Moore…and more), wonders if he’d fit in if he moved to London, and talks about launching his “shit show” live from his new home studio during the pandemic and how he plans to make money doing it (spoiler alert: he doesn’t know).

For more from Graham Mack, go to GrahamMack.com, subscribe to his YouTube channel, follow him on Twitter, and check out his show on Podcast Radio.

Jimmy Buffett

After some trouble connecting via Zoom, Jimmy Buffett joins the show from his quarantine in “dry dock.” He talks about his latest album Life on the Flip Side, from the notes he got from Paul McCartney to the stories behind the songs Cussin’ Island, Hey, That’s My Wave, and Johnny’s favorite, Book on the Shelf (which also made Buzz “well up”). He talks about his postponed shows (“for 42 years I’ve been telling people I’d take a summer off, this is not what I had in mind”), how he’s staying connected to fans, and more. Plus: he performs an unplugged cover of Everybody’s Talkin’ by Fred Neil.

Episode 16 – Don’t Robocall Us, We’ll Call You

JB & Buzz remember Charlie Daniels and have a séance with Dead Harry Caray to talk about the upcoming baseball season. JB plays the robocalls he’s been getting and calls one back. We try to learn from animal attack stories in the news, follow-up with Sergio (the listener we eavesdropped on in Episode 13) and Anita Tequila (the waitress at Buzz’s favorite Mexican restaurant, who now has a wacky weenie written about her), and end the show with another upbeat voicemail from Pat the Complainer.

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Episode 15 – Buffett All Day

After some trouble connecting via Zoom, Jimmy Buffett joins the show from his quarantine in “dry dock.” He talks about his latest album Life on the Flip Side, from the notes he got from Paul McCartney to the stories behind the songs Cussin’ Island, Hey, That’s My Wave, and Johnny’s favorite, Book on the Shelf (which also made Buzz “well up”). He talks about his postponed shows (“for 42 years I’ve been telling people I’d take a summer off, this is not what I had in mind”), how he’s staying connected to fans, and more. Plus: he performs an unplugged cover of Everybody’s Talkin’ by Fred Neil.

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Episode 14 – Excuse me señor, do you have any hats?

Johnny and Buzz remember (or try to remember) bits from the Brandmeier Show archives requested by listeners. This episode features celebrity wake-up calls to Danny Glover and Ray Charles, acting with Oprah, “Harry Caray” and “Jerry Lewis” doing scenes from Pulp Fiction, music from John Fogerty and Eddie Money, JB Scambos gone bad, that time producer Jimmy “Bud” Wiser was stuffed in a barrel and rolled around by a bull, and more.

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