Phil Hulett and Friends

Phil Hulett

Variety talk show about everything but politics hosted by Los Angeles radio personality, Phil Hulett. Each episode features lively interviews with experts, news makers, authors and others. Plus a bevy of rotating co-hosts, "The Friends," bring a wealth of interesting and often hilarious stories that will keep you in stitches and often saying, "I didn't know that!"

All Episodes

Last year we told you about the inaugural Devil's Tower UFO Rendezvous. It was so successful, the organizers are doing it again. You'll hear from event coordinator, Laurie Tucker, live from Hulett, Wyoming. She not only gives you all the poop about this year's UFO Rendezvous at the place where Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was filmed, she shares her own extraterrestrial encounter. Next up, think of three places to have a cool vacation during the hottest month of the year. Gary Warner suggests 3 excellent destinations we would never have thought of. You will especially love number 3! Plus stories in the news as discussed by Phil Hulett and co-host Kelly Bennett. The craft beer with "Essence" of hot models. Cannabis infused beer. Deep fried Oreos at your grocer. The purge of Papa John at Papa Johns continues. Will Disney stick to their guns regarding James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy? Now you can have a seat on a Dead Pool toilet seat cover. Apple becomes the first $1 Trillion company this week. What would one share of Apple stock be worth today had you bought it when Apple first went public in 1980? Who are these people washing and re-using condoms? And finally, a job that pays you $10,000 to grill steaks for 2 weeks at an exotic location. We tell you how to apply.

Aug 2018

48 min 24 sec

Who knew dogs kisses could be deadly? A recent story about a man who lost both legs and his hands after his dog affectionately "kissed" him, lead to a near-deadly infection. Could your dog be infected? what are the symptoms? Do doctors even know what to look for? Dr. Michael Z. Kurtz has answers.  From dog kisses to Manny kisses! Manny the Movie Guy reviews The Darkest Minds, Disney's Christopher Robin, and The Spy Who Dumped Me. Which movie will Manny give the most kisses? Kelly Bennett joins Phil Hulett in the studio with her take on the stories in the news on this "Grab Some Nuts Day" in America. It's also National Watermelon Day. You've heard about the "see something, say something" policy , right? How about "smell something, tell someone?" Out of the ashes of the Carr Fire comes stories of miracles as well as animal kingdom enemies putting their differences, and tasty flavor, aside, to comfort each other in the wildfire aftermath. Did you hear the one about the guy who stole a shark from the zoo? It's not a joke. Happy Birthday Intern Ricky! Plus there's the return of "Alf. How to get a free Big Mac at McDonald's. We often wonder why our dogs stare at us when we poop. Now there's science to explain it, and you'll love your dog even more when you hear the reason. And finally, crocheted shorts for men is a thing.   

Aug 2018

51 min 7 sec

Essential oils are all the rage, but are they truly useful? Author, coach and comedian, Jen Coken reveals [29:46] some recipes she's uncovered for safe and effective insect repellents, sun blocks and pain relievers with nothing but natural ingredients. She provides a way for you to receive a free list of useful recipes that use essential oils. She's a funny lady, too. Her book is called, "When I Die, Take My Panties." Yup, there's a good explanation for that title. [10:20] This week is the 30th year Discovery Channel has broadcast a week's worth of shark-related programming. they call it "Shark Week." A friend of the show is celebrating in a big way. Susie Selby of Selby Winery is a big time diver. We didn't know that. She checks in, soaking wet, on a boat off the coast of Isles Mujeres, Mexico to talk about her dive with a pod of whale sharks! Wow! Kelly J joins Phil Hulett at the studio in his house. LA Radio Studio is being dismantled while this episode is recorded. The hope is to find a new home for the historic studio equipment soon. Stay tuned. Meantime, stories this hour include, R. Kelly's sex cult. Then there's the zoo that tried to pass off a painted mule as a zebra. Ladies, there's cash in your arm pits! From the "Somebody died, try not to laugh" department, a serial killer accidentally kills himself. The United States has more meat and cheese than it know what to do with. Somebody is holding a $522 Million lottery ticket. Happy 150 years, Golden Retrievers. Then there's the guy who lost his dog...and doesn't want it back. Thank God George Clooney is back to work. Welcome to the fish taco club, Taco Bell. Congrats little town in Michigan, you elected a cat mayor. And finally, New Zealand's Prime Minister is on maternity leave. Her number two is in charge as acting PM. What does he do? Start a fight with Australia! Uhh, hashtag hormones!

Jul 2018

57 min 14 sec

Stories of deadly animal attacks on humans are on the rise. Have wildlife conservation laws outlived their usefulness? [19:54] Bruce Hemming is the author of the book, "4 Seconds Until Impact: The Skyrocketing Attacks by Predators on Humans." He thinks it's time to remind wild animals who's boss. He has some choice words for Animal Rights activists, too! Up next, Manny the Movie Guy [42:06] checks in from his Mommy's house in Branson, MO. He reviews Mission Impossible, Teen Titans Go! and Blindspotting. Joining Phil at his home studio, yes it's a temporary solution now that the Port of Los Angeles has begun the process to demolish LA Radio Studio, is Kelly J and Intern Ricky. Kelly brings a stack of stories to the table. How about the latest thing stupid people are trying? It's the "In My Feelings" challenge. Apparently there's a new way to exercise at the gym...if you want to get arrested! Ladies! Want to grow your buttocks to epic proportions? We found a lady who is on a special diet that she believes will crown her the biggest ass on earth. We believe she already is. See what we did there? Plus these stories: A waitress body-slams a man who groped her. Water cups are not for soda. This concept was lost on a McDonald's customer and what followed was a fight for the ages. While at McDonald's, why not get a free bag of fries? We'll tell you how. The now former 2nd oldest woman on earth is happy today. Scientists have figured out how to reverse wrinkles and hair loss! Wait a minute, why wasn't that the headline? A newborn baby qualifies for food for life and a guaranteed job. And finally, Mayonnaise Ice Cream is a thing.

Jul 2018

57 min 7 sec

We love muscle cars at Phil Hulett and Friends. But [29:35] Phil wonders if it's time to start requiring additional driver training for folks who buy cars with 600 to 900+ horsepower under the hood. To get perspective on the muscle car arms race and what it takes to drive a super powerful car, Danny Bullock from The Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving checks in from their track in Chandler, AZ. Phil is pretty sure Danny promised to teach him how to do a reverse 180! Hooo-weee! Next up, If you owe a significant amount of money to the IRS, tax and finance expert Abby Eisenkraft says, "Don't even think about going to the airport." The author of the books, "101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar" and "Combat Tax-Related Identity theft" joins Phil Hulett [9:59] to explain just how good the IRS is at getting the money they want to collect. Plus, how about a grocery store with no price tags? Gal Gadot has a heart of gold and a smelly super hero costume? RIP world's ugliest dog. Loud music is noise pollution. Child Molesters in Prison. Man with no arms stabs tourists. England soccer fan punches police horse. John Lennon in your mail box. The greatest guitar solo of all time! And finally, what has gotten into Costco? They want to do what to their food menu? We vote NO!

Jul 2018

57 min 2 sec

Medical and Biotech research firms are getting a lot closer to bringing Cannabinoid, or CBD remedies into the main stream. CBD's as they are known, may have significant therapeutic and even healing properties and companies are spending a lot of money to bet on that future promise. [18:42] Eric Adams is the CEO of InMed Pharmaceuticals. He joins the friends live to discuss a recent FDA approval and what it means for CBD researchers. How many more "one man against the world" movies can we handle? Manny the Movie Guy reviews [40:28] Skyscraper. How many fart jokes are there left to tell? Manny reviews Hotel Transylvania 3. But the good movies this weekend are harder to find. Let Manny be your guide to 2 movies that receive top ratings from our favorite movie reviewer. It's Friday the 13th. As such, Phil Hulett has a list of some of the strange historic events on this date. It is truly unlucky? Plus there's a Build-a-Bear nightmare update. News about how your social media profile could be hurting your job prospects. Are you enjoying the heat? Scientists say the heat is making you stupid. Gene Simmons of Kiss will neither confirm nor deny whether original band members will go out on tour with the band this summer. Men, neckties are slowly killing you. There's a historic movie studio willing to deliver you to the Icon Hollywood Sign. in style. Southwest airlines are about to stop serving these tasty morsels in-flight. Smashing Pumpkins have been super glued back together and are covering Queen and Led Zeppelin on tour. And finally, the world's most cloned dog.

Jul 2018

57 min 3 sec

Where can we sign up to join the United States Space Force? Do we get a helmet and a laser gun? Seriously, this is an important topic that impacts people, places and spaces we can only imagine, so enter our favorite space expert, Rod Pyle [10:44] to sort things out. He took a break from signing autographs on copies of his book, "Amazing Stories of the Space Age," to sort this topic out. Plus he dives into the idea of NASA quitting the space station business, and whether China is getting a leg up on super-massive rockets. Next up, [29:10] our Travel Dude, Gary Warner has a topic for you. He has his favorite destinations for 5 iconic cocktails. This is Gary's "part 2" of his alcohol crawl series. In episode 366, Gary covered beer. Follow along to get contact drunk. Co-Host Heather Jordan joins Phil Hulett with this weeks news. Score one for the wild animal kingdom versus poachers. Millennials may have finally gotten something right. Now they've turned napping into an experiential thing. Really? The police are going to break up my backyard party when I have THIS band playing? Do ya wanna be an Amazon kid? Geoffrey the Giraffe is considering a new job offer. And finally, we now know what caused dozens of people to fall ill at a 4th of July barbecue.

Jul 2018

57 min 4 sec

Despite the fact that our skies are watched more now than ever, UFO sightings in the United States are on the decline. [20:31] Jan Harzan is the Executive Director of MUFON, The Mutual UFO Network, a non-profit that investigates reports of UFO sightings. He comments on this trend, and he recounts the very personal encounter he had with extra-terrestrial visitors in his back yard when he was a child. Next up, [40:04] Manny the Movie Guy reviews the new Purge movie and the latest offering from the Marvel camp, Ant Man and The WASP. Are we experiencing super hero fatigue with this one? Joining Phil Hulett in the studio to co-host and review the stories of the week is Heather Jordan. In the stack of stories is the big NBA news of LaBron James coming to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. In other sports news, Brazilian soccer star Neymar is a punk. Speaking of rolls, er, roles, there's controversy over Scarlett Johansson playing a trans-gender person in a new movie. Here's a gender-bending question: How in the world was a new father able to breast-feed his baby when mom was out of commission? Plus, a study reveals a lot of us would not give up our seat on the train to a pregnant woman. Happy 233rd birthday to the U.S. Dollar! Elvis Presley did this for the first time on this date many years ago. Happy Birthday to Tenzin Gyatso. Wait. Who? And finally, it's no wonder your little league bullpen stinks!

Jul 2018

57 min 4 sec

After 367 podcast episodes recorded at LA Radio Studio, today is the "Final Broadcast." As such, we invited co-hosts from shows past to visit, and visit they did. In the studio, Gonzo Greg Spillane, Kelly Bennett, Kellie Sue Peters, Stew Herrera, Mike Walters, Dale Lopes, Intern Ricky and of course, Phil Hulett. On the phone, Jay (Call me Jayson) Campadonia, Kelly J, Lisa May, Brooke Peterson, Chris Martin and Katie Elsasseur. Every one of them celebrating LA Radio Studio and our show's long podcast run at this location. Executive Producer, Mike Stark decided this would be the day he would shut down the studio on his terms. Redevelopment of our harbor side shopping district, Ports O'Call in San Pedro, California, is being demolished to make way for a new development called the San Pedro Public Market. Big mistake, but that's another story. Today is a day of celebration. We also did a show! Subscribe to hear both parts! In Part 2, Intern Ricky reveals he was hired by a radio station, of was he? We're so proud of him! Stew Herrera explains why he has a Lemmy Kilmister mustache. Gonzo Greg reports on a guy who brought a blow-up sex doll on a plane and then, uh, well, you know. Delta Airlines recently singled out Pit Bulls and related breeds to ban from all flights. Ed Santos is father to an autistic daughter who's had an Emotional Support Pit Bull since she was a toddler. Santos addresses Delta's policy. Los Angeles Radio favorite, Lisa May checks in to talk about what fun she had co-hosting the show days after she was let go from her 2-decade radio home. Phil asks her why at her new radio job she doesn't get the respect she deserves! Listen to Lisa's gracious answer. She's the best! Next Nancy Randal is the co-owner of a store that buys and sells LEGOs! She checks in to talk about this unique concept and why she and her female business partner are making history. Former PHAF Producer, Brooke Peterson phones in from the east coast to reminisce about the week she joined the show in 2014. She can't wait to get back and co-host the show again. Live from Honolulu, Chris Martin talks about getting wet on the show and becoming more of the man he is today because of his time in the studio. Phil also double-checks Chris' relationship status, just in case you wanted to know! Ultimately this is a show of fun, comedy, great memories, information, and some tears. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Don't miss part 1 - Subscribe!  

Jun 2018

57 min 2 sec

After 367 podcast episodes recorded at LA Radio Studio, today is the "Final Broadcast." As such, we invited co-hosts from shows past to visit, and visit they did. In the studio, Gonzo Greg Spillane, Kelly Bennett, Kellie Sue Peters, Stew Herrera, Mike Walters, Dale Lopes, Intern Ricky and of course, Phil Hulett. On the phone, Jay (Call me Jayson) Campadonia, Kelly J, Lisa May, Brooke Peterson, Chris Martin and Katie Elsaesser. Every one of them celebrating LA Radio Studio and our show's long podcast run at this location. Executive Producer, Mike Stark decided this would be the day he would shut down the studio on his terms. Redevelopment of our harbor side shopping district, Ports O'Call in San Pedro, California, is being demolished to make way for a new development called the San Pedro Public Market. Big mistake, but that's another story. Today is a day of celebration. We also did a show! Subscribe to hear both parts! In part 1, Manny the Movie Guy reviews Uncle Drew and Sicario: Day of the Soldado. He issues a surprising review of Uncle Drew. Phil wonders if this basketball movie is right up there with the all-time best. Kelly Bennett has health news. In this case, it's a story of a woman with a worm under her skin, ON HER FACE! Kelly J checks in and explains why she's resisted letting her son play soccer. Jay Campadonia recalls the best story Phil ever told. Katie Elsasseur recounts how being on a podcast helped her comedy career progress. Don't skip part 2! Subscribe!

Jun 2018

57 min 4 sec

Brian Skerry wrote The Ultimate Book of Sharks. His underwater photography of sharks is exquisite, and we're glad he does it and not us! Yikes! [11:10] Listen to Skerry talk about his close calls, dispel myths about what attracts sharks, and his plea for the conservation of sharks. [29:13] Up next, Travel Dude Gary Warner gives us a short list of the best beer taverns in America. some of these taverns have a storied history. He also differentiates taverns from bars for us. This hour is packed with fun and interesting stories. Skylar Cuarisma tries to explain why a restaurant server ordered a not-so-tasty extra for a dad celebrating Father's Day with his daughters...and noted it on the receipt! It's closing time for the Jerry Springer show. What next for the 74 year old instigative journalist? Burger King backs off of a ridiculously sexist free World Cup burger offer. Unwanted mile-high sexual advancements are on the rise. Guess when they happen? Which states have the most psychopaths? A new study says you are pretty likely to call in sick in order to extend your weekend. 107 year old's birthday wish is organized by the entire city. Hero State Trooper pulls over slowpoke driver in the fast lane. Subsequently, he becomes a social media superstar! The light is lit in Canada for national recreational marijuana. R.I.P. Koko! AMC theaters takes on Movie Pass with a much better deal, or is it? And finally, someone died. Try not to laugh.

Jun 2018

57 min 1 sec

We're operating on borrowed time with the threat of a Marshal arriving on any given day to padlock our studio door to make it possible for a demo teams to raise our classic Cape Code-style, bell-tower-enhanced building with historic radio broadcast studio included. That's right, knock it to the ground to make way for a modern entertainment and shopping district. [20:18] Jayme Wilson is the proprietor of our building as well as Ports O'Call Waterfront Dining, a much beloved restaurant with a deep connection to the community. It, too is braced for a visit from the Marshal. Listen to Phil Hulett interview Wilson about the current status of the restaurant and studio, what the fate of 100+ employees will be, and just how long we have to pack up our equipment and go. Plus, [41:31] Manny the Movie Guy checks in with a review of the new Jurassic World movie. Is it as bad as the ridiculously tired notion that there are people who actually want to allow dinosaurs to thrive alongside tasty humans? Find out how many kisses this installment of the popular franchise receives from Manny. Skylar Cuarisma joins Phil with co-hosting duties. She opens with news that ABC has green-lighted a spin-off of the Rosanne Show WITHOUT Rosanne but WITH all of the other stars. Will the show make any mention of Rosanne or will thing proceed as if she never existed on this planet long enough to learn how to use Twitter...badly? Then there's the lady who too a hot dog to the face. Could Disney already be developing the next Marvel super hero, "The Flying Wiener?" Speaking of mutants, have you measured the NBA's 1st Round 6th pick's wing span? Mo Bamba can almost touch a 10-foot basketball rim standing flat-footed! By the way, basketball players, AND baseball players for that matter, are wimps. Wait until you hear how an MLB closer put out his back! Look out World Cup fans, Moscow is running out of beer! Careful when you do your gardening, the Puss Caterpillar is lurking with a venomous bite! And finally, where on your body does that odd, long hair suddenly appear? And who gets to pluck it for you?

Jun 2018

57 min 1 sec

Renowned brewer, and author of the book, "Brewing Eclectic IPA," Dick Cantwell checks in [12:43] with a wealth of beer information. He makes the case for Phil Hulett to take another 50 shots at varieties of IPA-style beer. You won't believe some of the ingredients brewers are experimenting with. Imagine a baby in the womb playing music. It can happen with a device invented by our next guest. [30:36] Aura Pon, PhD explains who her invention converts the movements of pre-born babies into electronic music. Phil plays a sample of this music. You will be inspired. Plenty of elbow-bumping in the studio with Mike Walters (Ducks n Pucks podcast), Kellie Sue Peters (performing live at The Other Door in Burbank, CA June 24), and Olivia McLeod (The Brave Ones podcast) joining Phil to co-host the show. The stack of stories includes stuff we learned from Dad. 25 perfect high tech gifts for Dad. Edible six-pack rings will save sea life. Free caps and gowns for grads in need. Kevin Smith lost a bunch of weight....wow. and finally, the overnight theme park pup-tent sex fest.

Jun 2018

57 min 2 sec

The AT&T Time Warner mega-merger just passed a big legal hurdle and will more than likely become reality soon. What will it mean for you? Fewer choices and higher prices? Mergers and Acquisitions expert, Brad Whitlock explains why maybe this time the Fed should leave "Ma Bell" alone. Up next, Manny the Movie Guy assigns a rare, 4 out of 4 kisses for one of this weekend's new movies. Which one does Manny "love, love, love?" Is it Incredibles 2, Tag or Superfly? It's a packed studio of co-hosts today. Joining Phil Hulett are the host of the Ducks n Pucks podcast, Mike Walters, Rock n Roll singer, Kellie Sue Peters, and the host of The Brave Ones podcast, Olivia McLeod. check out this stack of stories: Would you wear a wedding dress made out of THIS? What's with the stupid wardrobe choices in the Jurassic Park series of movies? Phil wonders if Hollywood just can't shake outdated gender roles. We know a talented clarinet player who found out the hard way that his girlfriend is a self-absorbed, conniving idiot. Here's another reason you never need to leave your house. Now Alexa can be your fitness buddy. While you are watching your weight, how about lo-cal alcoholic popsicles? One young woman may have had one alco-push-pop too many after getting her head caught in one of these. Meet the record-breaking donut boy. A pizza delivery chain goes above the call of duty to make out streets safer, and ever the skeptic, Kellie Sue can't help but smell the corporate greed over the altruism and marinara sauce.

Jun 2018

57 min 5 sec

Phil Hulett wants to know how manscaping works. You know, is there a technician who gets "in there" and removes all of that hair from your most intimate of places? And what if, well, you know. Kelly wants to know why men are doing this anyway? Tech Expert Steve Greenberg checks in with great new tech gifts fro grads and dads. How about a tech idea to make grilling easier? Steve's got one. Travel Dude Gary Warner offers up a handful of destinations to celebrate the 4th of July without getting crushed by the crowds. Gonzo Greg Spillane and Kelly J join Phil Hulett in the studio for co-hosting duties. Burger King launches a new secret weapon into the fast food wars. Not to be outdone, KFC issues a vegan response. Then there's the guy who barely survived one of the worst rattlesnake bites ever. We have a hot felon update for you. Who's more likely to miss work, moderate drinkers or teetotalers? Parents, listen up. Now you can skip the middle child and have a robot draw on your walls! All heck breaks loose when it is reveal the Miss America Pageant will not include a bathing suit competition! God had other plans for a mass baptism. And finally, the obituary for the mother from hell.

Jun 2018

57 min 6 sec

Last night the Washington Capitals won the NHL Championship, tonight the Golden State Warriors (will) win the NBA championship. TV reporter Matt Prichard checks in from Washington DC with commentary, including his speculation on LaBron James' next move. And by the way, You get a free taco! You get a free taco! You get a free taco! Sad news today. Anthony Bourdain died in France of an apparent suicide. The friends recount their favorite Bourdain moments and contemplate what pushes somebody to take their own life. On a lighter note, today is Best Friends Day. Between Phil Hulett, Gonzo Greg Spillane, Kelly J and Intern Ricky, guess who doesn't have a best friend. Manny the Movie Guy checks in to not only review Ocean's 8, Hotel Artemis and Hereditary, he has a point of view on fashion. When Phil asks Manny what he thinks about long chest hair cascading over the top of a t-shirt collar, Manny responds resoundingly. We have more stories! Careful when selling your photos to stock photography outfits. You never know where your face is going to end up. Kelly reaches a conclusion about humankind and self-driving cars. Plus, how to spot a narcissist across the room. And finally, the couple who stole a TV from a pawn shop and then pawned it AT THE SAME PAWN SHOP!

Jun 2018

57 min 3 sec

It's time for your Inoculations! Dr. Michael Z. Kurtz makes a house call to make sure we grown ups know which inoculations we're supposed to get. Phil Hulett thought he was covered for life when he got shots as a kid. But no! Not only are there new inoculations kids, there are several for adults. Further, there are shots you need for travel, and shots you need if there's a new baby coming to the family. This is "need to know" stuff. Sports Fans Caught on Video Next up, Fox Sports Broadcaster, Kent French talks about his search for interesting, passionate sports fans in the parking lots of ballparks and arenas for his new social media video series, Frenchy's Friends. Voodoo Doughnuts And National Doughnut Day would not be complete without a call from Cat Daddy! Who is Cat Daddy, you ask? He's the co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut where the tasty treat is taken to, as the kids say, a whole nother level. Included in this conversation is the real reason why we should not call doughnuts "donuts." More Stuff! Phil Hulett brought a stack of extra stories with him. How about a Rotondo update? Tax social media use? If totalitarians can do it, why not Washington DC? Phil explains what a screamer is and how J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers has probably lost his voice from screaming. A new study proves why people with these are smarter than everyone else. There's a new medical glove that eradicates bacteria. Who's gonna play the Penguin in the next Batman movie? The world's longest non-stop flight takes off in July. Thanks to Rosanne, suddenly we like Pharmaceutical companies. And finally, ban-happy bureaucrats in the UK think Tony the Tiger is to blame for childhood obesity. Maybe comfy chairs are more dangerous?

Jun 2018

56 min 48 sec

Buy a Ticket for a Suborbital Tour Space expert and author Rod Pyle joins us to talk about big news in the Suborbital Space Travel business. A lot of people have ponied up a $250 million to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and this week's test flight brought that reality miles closer to the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Plus Jeff Bezos has a very different future vision for Earth than does Elon Musk. Live from the Philippines its...Manny's Mom! Manny the Movie Guy checks in from the Philippines where he reviews this weekend's movies. But, more important than that, Manny's Mom, Tasing, comes to the phone to speak with Phil Hulett. Cool! Can you guess what she's having for breakfast?  MMMMM Dough Nuts! Hulett and PHAF Executive Producer, Mike Stark review this weeks news. Included in today's list of stories is all of the doughnut shops, grocery stores and even burger joints offering doughnut, or is it donut-related discounts and freebies. Plus who's older, actor Morgan Freeman or Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood? 38 years ago today, Fake News was born. Are you that person who sets all of your clocks forward ten minutes so you're not late to stuff? Now we know why you're late to stuff! And finally, never mind your retina or your fingerprint, artificial intelligence can see you coming from a mile away!

Jun 2018

56 min 59 sec

Cars Under $20k In a surprising development, Kelly Blue Book Executive Editor, Michael Harley [10:45] reveals there are cars under $20k that would would actually want to drive. Furthermore, these cares are cool and full of technology and style. In addition to this, Harley offers tips on how to negotiate at the car dealership. Can he come with us next time? Solo Review While Phil Hulett has some brushing up to do on his Star Wars knowledge, Manny the Movie Guy is on the case. [32:14] He reviews the new movie, "Solo." Also, what about the pan-sexual tension between Han Solo and Lando Calrissian? Crazy Stuff Gonzo Greg Spillane and Stew Herrera join Phil on the show today as co-hosts with lots of stories and commentary. Most noteworthy, Muscles on opioids. Then there's the least appetizing food terms. McDonald's does away with plastic straws. Everything causes cancer! What's the deal with people getting upset about everything? Furthermore, why are people upset with the depiction of Queen's Freddie Mercury in an upcoming documentary? Oreo's come in new, unnecessary flavors. How about dipping them in insect milk? That sounds yummy! Uber's self-driving cars are done mowing down pedestrians in Arizona. Now they're off to terrorize other cities. Amazon goes after serial returners. And finally, Men navigate more efficiently than women. It's science!

May 2018

57 min

Identity theft continues to be a big problem and now folks are starting to realize the bad guys may be targeting our children. Enter Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, tech analyst Expert in Personal Finance and Wealth Building Techniques, author of the books, “Yes You Can!” and “Bushido Business,” host of the Unlock Your Wealth radio show, Heather Wagenhals. [20:53] She explains the risk and what everyone should do to not only protect their family from identity theft, but what to do after their info has been breached and how to find out now if your child has been victimized. Hockey fans! The Stanley Cup Final starts May 28 between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. Both teams are in the final for the first time and one of them, the Golden Knights are a first-year expansion team. Lots of interest in this playoff series. For expert insight, we turn to award winning sports journalist, Golden Knights Beat Writer, Steve Carp. [45:08] The Las Vegas Review-Journal stalwart analyses the match-up with a historical perspective even a part-time hockey fan can appreciate. By the way, at the beginning of the season a bet on Vegas to win the Stanley Cup brought 500-to-1 odds. There's a guy who stands to win $2 Million. Speaking of Las Vegas, Gonzo Greg Spillane visits from his hovel in the desert to join fellow co-host Stew Herrera and Phil Hulett on today's show. Get a load of these items: Did somebody mention betting and good luck? How about a guy who won the lottery...4 TIMES?! Yeah, we hate him, too. What in the heck is GDPR and why should you care? We've confirmed Alexa is indeed a spy. Rotondo is now a verb. Hooray for 1980's metal and rock stars urinating on stuff. A cat riding on a mini-van at 60 mph is a viral sensation. And finally, who knew having sex in a church was against the law? Apparently this couple did not.

May 2018

57 min 2 sec

When it comes to careers, the scales are clearly still tipped in men favors. But are women partly to blame for that imbalance? Tamara Lashchyk wrote the book "Lose the Gum: A Survival Guide for Women on Wall Street." She says women sabotage their potential in the workplace. The next guest is Dr. Susan Shumsky who explains what yoga really is. Shumsky has written 14 books, her latest is "Maharishi and Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru." She also offers advice on how to reach a sort of spiritual nirvana without putting on yoga pants. ABC7 LA Anchorman, Jory Rand, and Ducks n Pucks podcaster, Mike Walters join Phil Hulett in the studio for today's show. Plenty of stories to choose from: You don't know jack fruit. Jory does. He eats it all the time as a vegan substitute. A political candidate goes Facebook live in the women's bathroom when she hears a man's voice coming from within a stall. Good bye to this drink on United Airlines. Speaking of airlines, American Airlines has a list of which animals are NOT "comfort animals." Squirrels are storing up more than their nuts. And finally, behold the modesty poncho.

May 2018

57 min 7 sec

Washington Capitals public address announcer, Wes Johnson visits to talk about the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Johnson's team is currently steeped in battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the Eastern Conference title. Listen to his assessment of the team's play, who the real Alex Ovechkin is, and what a game face "sounds" like. Plus Johnson throws out hints about his next, top secret video game project. We love his voice! Next on the program, Manny the Movie Guy reviews Deadpool 2. Also on the list of openings are Book Club, Show Dogs and Disobedience. Which movie will receive the most kisses? Co-hosting with Phil Hulett today are ABC7 LA Anchorman, Jory Rand and Ducks n Pucks Podcaster, Mike Walters. These stories are in the pile: There's the Royal Wedding. Do you care? Further to this, how dysfunctional is the family of the bride, anyway? If restaurants banned poorly behaved children, would you be in favor or against visiting for a meal? Then there's the attorney who could not contain his disdain for people speaking Spanish in America. Are octopuses alien creatures from space? Speaking of space, there's a giant black hole swallowing up everything in it's path. What's indie it? Is there something on the other side? How long before it swallows up our solar system? And finally, there's the ultimate "walk off" hole in one.

May 2018

57 min 5 sec

Grill Like a Pro He's a grill master. Steven Raichlen, author of the book, "Project Fire: Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling recipes from the Cavemen Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie S'Mores" gives advice on what to throw on the grill during National Barbecue Month.. Are you ready to grill salad? How about dessert? Why not grill a cocktail while you're at it? Raichlen does it all and teaches you how. Best Beaches for 2018 Next up is out Travel Dude, Gary Warner with his annual list of the best beaches in America. For good measure, he throws in a couple international hot spots on the sand. More of the Bizarre Katie Elsaesser co-hosts with Phil Hulett and up first is the story of the lady sniffing up her own brain fluid. Could this happen to you? Plus, the dating scene is tough enough to navigate without women like this one roaming around, free to text...64,000 times, from inside the bathtub of your home....while you are away! Elon Musk said he'd do it, and in a matter of month's, his tunnel under West Los Angeles will be ready for travel. How is this possible? While Musk is sending cars underground, Uber is just about ready to launch a fleet of cars 1,000 feet above ground! Can you answer this question? Which state drinks the most beer? How about another? Is Axl Rose ready to record an album with AC/DC? One High School just got real serious about shutting families up until all of the graduate's names are read. Want to watch the Royal Wedding in a movie theater? Finally, cows that shoot lasers from their eyes is an actual thing.

May 2018

57 min 1 sec

Scams to Watch Out For Financial expert, Bill Francavilla offers tips on keeping Mom and Grandma from falling victim to scams. Francavilla's book, "The Madoffs Among Us, Combat the Scammers, Con Artists and Thieves Who Are Plotting to Steal Your Money," provides ample information about the popular scams bad people use to steal money from trusting elderly people, especially widows. Movie Reviews Next up is Manny the Movie Guy with reviews on "Breaking In" and "Life of the Party." Do either of them offer more than what you've seen in the trailers? Plus Manny comments on the surprises in the current top 5 movies of the year for box office take. Weird Stuff Stand-up comedian, Katie Elsaesser joins Phil Hulett to co-host today's show. These stories were brought to the table: This airline now serves pizza! We think we found the worst possible thing that can crawl into somebody's ear. Nice job removing it in pieces, doctor! Kids these days! The latest social media challenge led to a skin graft for one teenage rocket scientist. Then there's the grandma who you don't want to upset or she'll smack yo in the head with one of these. We have proof radar guns do not accurately read your driving speed, or we have proof the Chevy Cruze is the faster production car on the planet. California will require all new homes to have this environmental feature built-in. Speaking of California, how about the state splits into 3 states? Look for that issue on a coming ballot. Here's one of the crazier scams: a dude fills out a change of address form and receives thousands of dollars in the mail. We are pretty sure we know who the grossest NHL hockey player is. Finally, Las Vegas will play host to an attempt at the world record for the biggest orgy ever.

May 2018

57 min 4 sec

Star Wars Put on your Star Wars underwear and matching socks, because we want to know if May the 4th should be a national holiday? [28:26] Star Wars geek/nerd, Mike Templeton from the Retro Convo podcast on the When Nerds Attack Podcast Network answers that question and more. Learn all about how you are supposed to behave and what you need to wear, eat and watch on this hallowed of all fake holidays. Plus, what does Templeton think about Ron Howard directing the New Solo movie? Live long and prosper, Mike. No, wait...uh.... Preppers Also on this episode, Disaster Preparedness Expert, Cheryl Nelson checks in [10:25] with tips on surviving a natural disaster. Further to this, Cheryl prescribes the right equipment when the power goes out as well as what to stock for each person in your family to survive for a reasonable number of days after a storm hits. Stuff Clinical Sexologist and Psychotherapist, Dr. Kristie Overstreet joins Phil Hulett to co-host today's show. Get a load of some of the stories the discuss throughout this hour of podcast funfotainment: Bromances and how they hurt relationships. Could you pull off an open relationship? You'll hear about several celebrity couples who make it work with a little something on the side. Plus Pan-Sexual celebs. Phil is clueless about this designation, so it's really lucky Dr. Overstreet is in the studio to clear things up. Free Cash! Here's an ethical dilemma for you: this week a Brinks truck dropped a couple hundred thousand dollars on a highway. Would you grab what you can and scram? Forget that last question. Let's try a different one. Where would you spend that money you picked up? When is the last time you had to take a drug test at work? Relative to that, are companies going to start looking the other way about pot-smoking employees? Then there's the search party that set out to find an old guy on a mountain. Oh, they found him alright, and they they want him to pay! Here's another for you, a guy wins the lottery, but does his luck run out when he buys a helicopter with his winnings? NFL Cheerleaders or Escorts? In today's #MeToo environment, are you more or less likely to believe the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders when they accuse the team of outrageous requests put upon the cheer squad? Listen up teachers. Please just teach kids some basic stuff, like how to tell time on an analogue clock. And finally, the school superintendent who made a routine out of pooping on the school football field.

May 2018

57 min 5 sec

Heavy Metal Chef! Master Chef Paul Moss, aka, His Rockin' Highness, checks in from Edinburgh, Scotland to talk about his new show which melds gourmet cooking with heavy metal music. The show is called, King of the Kitchen and it debuts on KNAC.COM May 15th, 2018. Movie Reviews! Up next, Manny the Movie Guy i ready to party. Tomorrow is his birthday, otherwise known as, Cinco de Manny! Will Manny's good mood extend to this weekend's box office fare? How many kisses will "Tully," "Bad Samaritan" and "Overboard (2018)" get? Further, what will Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell think of the remake of their cult favorite 1980's movie? Twisted Story Time! Up for a change? Phil Hulett's co-host today is Clinical Sexologist and Psychotherapist, Dr. Kristie Overstreet. If you're ready for stories, here we go: Is Facebook ready to launch a dating app for long-term relationships? Has the sexual revolution forgotten about unattractive men? Some of these guys are crying foul and want their women, now! Who wears blue jeans more often, Democrats or Republicans? Speaking of jeans...ladies, can we be totally honest with you? The fashion world is having a good laugh at your expense. Nudity! As Philly gets ready for naked bike ride day complete with public body painting, New York prepares for International Nude Day...in a cave, at night, with bats, and pointy rocks!  More Stuff! Science is your friend. Proof of this is the conclusion reached about beer versus acetaminophen. Are you ready for diet vodka? In celebrity relationship news, it looks like Blake Shelton is about to blow it with Gwen Stefani. "Deadpool 2" star, Ryan Reynolds is so anxious in public, he does this during interviews. We have a good idea how much sex seniors are having and how satisfying it is (for the seniors, not us!) Ladies admit guys who can do this on the dance floor are better in bed. And finally, when the police arrest you for shoplifting, you better have a good excuse. We have one from the "Pick an answer and go with it" file.

May 2018

57 min 3 sec

Kids' Sports Check Up with Dr. Bob If you long for the days when kids' sports actually meant more than a participation trophy, a time when kids understood the meaning of winning and losing, team work, a common goal, and all the life lessons sports can teach, then you are in luck with this part of PHAF. [9:55] The Sports Doctor, Dr. Bob Weil checks in with his thoughts on surviving kids' sports season without injury and without parents getting thrown into jail for insisting too vehemently that the referee made a bad call or their kid should be in the game instead of warming the bench. Dr. Bob co-wrote the book, "#Hey Sports Parents!" If you or somebody you know is a badly-behaved parent or your kid has the hand-eye coordination of newborn giraffe, you need to listen to this segment to know what kids' sports really can be for you and your child. Stretching Your Dollar Thin on a European Vacation Up next, [28:41] Travel Dude, Gary Warner takes control of the show temporarily with bad news for your European vacation wallet. Are there any deals left, and what about the State Department's "No Go" list? Are you good to go, or are you be better off staying home this summer? Gary has your answer. Fun Stuff Kelly Bennett co-hosts the show with Phil Hulett today. As a result, the stories are particularly off-beat. There's the university "cry closet" because everyone needs a good cry, right? Phil disagrees. The Fajita Bandit gets 50 years in the slammer after stealing a mind-boggling amount of sizzling goodness. It's science: Staring at boobs is good for men. Then there's the goose attack on the golf course. Get a load of the airline job offer that pays you $4,500 a month to do THIS. Finally there's a common sense resolve in the PETA monkey selfie court battle. Another story features a girl scout troop breaking records selling cookies, but there's something special about this troop you need to know. Last on the list, the veteran who survived a blast and receive's the world's first-ever penis and scrotum transplant.

Apr 2018

56 min 28 sec

Germophobes Listen Up! [19:47] Have we become a nation of germophobes? Phil Hulett asks Dr. Michael Z. Kurtz about common germ fears like handshakes, public toilets, drinking fountains, and even open sores! Are any of these surfaces dirty enough to make you sick? Listen and learn. Movie Marvel [39:48] There isn't much happening at the movies this weekend. Manny the Movie Guy joins the friends to review a little art house flick about a bunch of stones. Avengers something. Anyway, Manny's seen it and promises not to give any spoilers. On a side note, will Manny put on his boots and go to Stagecoach or will he attend Sleaze Night at the White Party? Hop on the Train Kelly Bennett co-hosts with Phil today. Leading off her list of stories, the sex doll brothel. Is it legal? Is it popular? Can you buy a franchise? Then there's the guy who teaches you how to beat a lie detector. Phil thinks he knows how. Have you heard the news? There's a zombie uprising in the California desert and people are trapped in their homes, surrounded by this gathering menace of un-dead visitors! No, really. You wouldn't let the Amazon delivery guy into your house when you're not home. Will you allow him into this instead? Here's a question for you. Why does North Korean leader, Kim Jung-un travel with a custom, personal toilet? We have the answer, and it's gross. And finally, Kelly's about to ride a train from London to Paris and had absolutely no idea there was water, and darkness, and water involved. Did we mention she's claustrophobic?

Apr 2018

56 min 30 sec

Celebrate 420 Day It's 420 Day people. Do what you will to celebrate, but Phil Hulett's first 2 guests think you should spark up a fatty to properly usher in 4:20 in your time zone today. [09:37] Dr. Regina Nelson and Michael Browning co-wrote "Time for the Talk: Talking to Your Doctor or Patient About Medical Cannabis." They cover the medicinal benefits of cannabis, the political climate for a national, recreational initiative from Washington DC, and they clear up whether you should use the word "Marijuana" any more. What is Facebook Doing with your Data? Next up [30:20] is Tedx talker, Dr. Robin Burk with some straight talk about your Facebook data collection and what steps you need to take to fly a little lower than the radar. But, is the cat out of the bag? After years of freely giving your personal data to Mark Zuckerberg and others, can you return to a reasonable level of anonymity? More Stuff! Gonzo Greg Spillane and Kellie Sure Peters join Phil Hulett with a stack of fun and informative stories. Try these on for size: Waffles and beer. New research on what one glass of win a day will do to your life expectancy. Insult your friends with new Alexa feature. FREAK ALERT! [50:17] Kellie Sue explains, and acts out, something called ASMR, Autonomous sensory meridian response, and how listening to a certain type of voice delivery can actually bring a person to orgasm without ever being touched. Plus, we help you beat digital eye strain. Here's a question for you, which out-of-your-comfort-zone karaoke song would you sing if you had enough to drink? Find out which songs at Kellie Sue, Gonzo and Phil admit to. And finally, the poop train update.

Apr 2018

57 min 3 sec

Can You Still Make a Fortune with Bitcoin? Bitcoin peaked at a price above $19,000 in December 2017. Today it is trading at about half that price. Did you lose money? Should you sell or buy more? Is mining a money-making option? [20:13] Financial expert, John Miller explains where the crypto-currency opportunities are. Listen to him to retire comfortably. Want a free Kindle version of his book, "The Coming Gold, Silver, and Block-Chain Share Explosion?" Send Miller an email at wallst101@hotmail.com.  Movie Reviews Next up [at 40:20] is Manny the Movie guy reviwing "I Feel Pretty", "Super Troopers 2, You Were Never Really Here, and Traffik. More Stuff! Co-Hosts Gonzo Greg Spillane and Kellie Sue Peters join Phil Hulett in studio on this 420, National Weed Day. Enjoy these stories: Top Marijuana Fun Facts. A quick review of state-to-state cannabis laws versus Federal law. Lyft offers 420 deal. For the weed user in your circle, there are the top underrate snacks. Happy Husband Appreciation Day. What do women really like about their men, anyway? Baboons use teamwork to escape research facility. And finally, how to find your phone when the ringer is turned off.

Apr 2018

56 min 42 sec

Stanley Cup Playoffs Are Here! Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs began this week. Anaheim Ducks post game radio host, Josh Brewster visits to review all 8 match ups. Even though Josh works the Anaheim beat, he gives a balanced look at every team's chances. He offers a special note about the Pittsburgh Penguins, and when asked by Phil Hulett to compare the suspension handed iron man Ducks player, Andrew Cogliano and what should be handed down for this week's hit on Boston's Tommy Wingels by Toronto's Nazem Kadri, Brewster is particularly blunt. Bad Numbers Later in the hour, Travel Dude, Gary Warner uses Friday the 13th to warn travelers about the importance of numbers in various countries, and how some numbers could land you in hot water with the locals. More Stuff! Kelly J and "PHAF OG" Jay Campadonia join Phil Hulett as co-hosts. Sit back and enjoy these stories: Either Planet X or the Rapture is gonna get us this month, according to....this guy we kinda know. Do you believe Mark Zuckerberg when he says Facebook does not use your phone's microphone to listen to you and show you ads about stuff you talk about? Yeah, neither do we. How to avoid selfie big nose syndrome. The 600 year old clock that beats the pants off of today's clocks. When is a tiger actually a raccoon? Do gym rats have smarter babies? Who are those people who sit on the universal machine at the gym and never get up? And what happened when Jay tried to ride a wild deer?

Apr 2018

57 min 2 sec

Turn in Your Tax Return Yet? Last minute tax return advise! No, really, REALLY last minute tax return advice. Martha O'Gorman is the lady behind Liberty Tax, the company which employs folks to dance around and wave at drivers while wearing a Statue of Liberty costume. You've seen them, right? Well, O'Gorman knows taxes and provides valuable tips to you last-minute filers and for you on-timers to file away for next year. Movie Reviews! Up next, Manny the Movie Guy reviews Rampage and Truth or Dare. What are Tanker Boots, anyway? And why does Phil know what they are? More Stuff! Kelly J and "PHAF OG" Jay Campadonia visit to co-host a romp of a show. Stories include: Prince William's dilemma, FA Cup or a Royal Wedding? Drone Security at Coachella. What are they looking at anyway? Is Phil ready to take down a drone hovering on his property? Yum, tarantula burgers. Which of the friends would order one? White, gargantuan-boobed "glamour model" identifies as black. Is that OK? Eco-Friendly swimwear. And finally, the kid who plays hooky to catch a Cubs game with Dad. Guess who they run into at the game?

Apr 2018

57 min 3 sec

We've talked a lot on the show about how redevelopment of the Ports O'Call in San Pedro, CA will likely mean our studio is destined to have a date with the wrecking ball. The same is true for our valued partner, Ports O'Call Waterfront Dining, often referred to as the Ports O'Call Restaurant. Restaurant Owner, Jayme Wilson visits the studio and pours out his heart about the dozens of people his employs, what could happen and when, and whether there is a glimmer of hope that our studio and the historic restaurant can be saved. Later in the hour, Bee expert, Lynn Brunelle, author of "Turn This Book into a Beehive" visits to discuss what's killing bees. She also offers tips on how to make your garden bee-friendly. Stew Herrera and Skylar Cuarisma co-host with Phil Hulett, and this hour features stories about poo. Yup, poo. You will find out which Zoo is giving away 5 pound buckets of feces. There's the growing debate over toilet paper and weather the wasteful west should switch to bidets. Added to the pooversation is a train, loaded with human poop, stuck in a tiny town for weeks and driving the townspeople nuts with the putrid aroma. Bet you didn't see this coming...Scrunchies are back! Here's one for you, the condom snorting challenge is really catching on. (What's the matter with kids these days?) Does wearing tight jeans lead to having a transgender baby? Enjoy your bonus kale salad. And finally, the list of celebrities under 5'5".

Apr 2018

56 min 52 sec

Theme Park and Roller Coaster expert, Pete Trabucco talks about the rising cost of a theme park ticket. In addition, Trabucco talks about how theme parks are going green. He also talks about his favorite thrill rides and a new roller coaster that will be the tallest ever built when it opens to the public. And this is good to know...are European roller coasters safe?Check out Trabucco's new book, The Best Thrill Rides and Amusement/Water Parks. Manny the Movie Guy reviews Blockers, Chappaquiddick, The Miracle Season and A Quiet Place. Can you guess which movie got his highest kiss rating? Can you also guess which of our co-hosts is in the movie Chappaquiddick (kinda)? Skylar Cuarisma and Stew Herrera join Phil Hulett for this episode. Stories include the latest trend in hair color (old guys rejoice!). Plus the engagement ring trend that is sure to lead to injury. Then there's the success of the Rosanne reboot. Will it lead to the return of other 1980's TV favorites? There's a new place to vacation and end your life, legally. And finally , the largest cruise ship every built embarks on it's maiden voyage. What could go wrong?

Apr 2018

57 min 2 sec

Wine Pairings for Easter One of the few female wine-makers in America, Susie Selby, offers her vast knowledge of wine pairings for the Easter season. What'll you drink with ham? What about lamb or fish? Selby also discusses the sacramental history of wine as it applies to Easter and Christianity. Fun! Hockey podcaster, Mike Walters joins Phil Hulett to co-host. Together they launch into the following stories: A new pill treats peanut allergies in children. Adidas made out of ocean plastic. It seems McDonald's can please anybody these days. It's use it or lose it time for your gift card at this retailer. Are weapons in bed a good idea when your significant other is jealous? Which countries make the top ten happiest list? It's Peep Season! Look out for the foot fetish guy!AHere's a great new use for a crock pot. Is SnapChat doomed? A 100 year old woman's secret to longevity. And finally, is a minor leage baseball rule change about to turn the sport of baseball on it's ear? #SaveTheStudio

Mar 2018

57 min 3 sec

The legacy of Stephen Hawking. Space author Rod Pyle reflects on the life and amazing intellect of Stephen Hawking, who passed away this week at the age of 76. Pyle also weighs the likelihood Elon Musk can deliver on his plan to launch a rocket to Mars next year. Up next is Manny the Movie Guy. He answers the question, can Alicia Vikander erase Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft performances from our collective memory in the new Tomb Raider movie? Continuing with the fun, co-host Mike Walters sides with dog-lovers over United Airlines latest blunder. Plus, do you have room in your house for a built-in shower for your dog? While you are adding on to your house, consider this company that uses a 3-D printer to build actual homes for very little money and in a hurry! Then there's the NHL team that ruined the MLS team's ticket contest. Here's a question for you (answer honestly), who's more likely to hug a teddy bear in bed, men or women? Sylvester Stallone is bulking up again. Could it be for another Creed movie, another Expendables movie, or both? Speaking of pumped up, Arnold Schwarzenegger sues the oil companies, but will you end up paying for the change he seeks? #SavetheStudio

Mar 2018

57 min 6 sec

Eric Mittenthal from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council plants his wiener in the sand [10:17] by settling an age old argument once and for all: Is a hot dog a sandwich? Plus, he reviews many of the 20 polarizing questions about hot dogs and sausage posed by the Council this morning. He also tells you how to win some cool hot dog-themed prizes. Next up is travel dude, Gary Warner [30:10]. He actually found several things to do in Phoenix and Scottsdale. He uncovered what sounds like one of the best barbecue restaurants in the west, perhaps the nation. Two words came up in conversation, "Haboob," and "Ohtani." Gonzo Greg Spillane and Kellie Sue Peters join Phil Hulett to co-host this episode. Get a load of this load of stories: Bye Bye Beetle, hello Microbus. Can a new Karmann Ghia be far behind? Time is running out to be a Toys R Us kid! Even Lego is no match for today's kids attention spans and lack of imagination. Who's hacking your smart phone? The TSA loves your sex toys. Now there's a personal lubricant made out of weed, and yes, it makes you high. Low expectations marriage. Do you use an "ass gasket" in pubic restrooms? Who are these people who leave toilet "art work?" Finally, the new shower curtain with pockets for your smart phone or tablet providing easy video views while lathering up.

Mar 2018

57 min 5 sec

Investment Adviser and Global Economics Blogger, Mish Shedlock predicts a real estate collapse is right around the corner [21:29]. He makes a compelling case for you to sell your property now, that is, if you can find a buyer. Listen to Mish describe a series of warning signs that should have you, and your mortgage servicer, very worried. Next up, [42:33] Manny the Movie Guy soaks up the glory of his predictably god performance in picking the Oscar winners. He then reviews the weekend movies, including "A Wrinkle in Time." But does he have enough kisses to go around? Gonzo Greg Spillane and Kellie Sue Peters join Phil Hulett in the studio. Intern Ricky proves even interns can have interns. What? The following stories are peppered throughout the program: Has Daylight Saving Time outlived it's usefulness? And what does DST do to your body? Does chronic sleep deprivation make you clinically insane? Kellie Sue chooses between sociopaths and psychotics for mates. She then lists the 7 medical benefits to more sex! NASA is ready to put the nuke-u-ler H.A.M.M.E.R. down on an incoming asteroid. Heather Lock-u-ler was once romantically linked to Tommy Lee. Now Lee is a hot mess, publicly feuding with the son he had with Pamela Anderson. College-age women say they plan to drink to excess during spring break... (#MeToo). And finally, what happens when creepy guys start wearing Snap Chat Spectacles?

Mar 2018

57 min 3 sec

In this hybrid special edition of Phil Hulett and Friends, Manny the Movie Guy joins Phil Hulett to offer up his Oscar picks for the 90th Academy Awards. Usually you can take Manny's selections to the bank! Go ahead, make some money. Los Angeles Angels broadcaster, Trent Rush checks in to talk MLB spring training. He reviews who looks good, including Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani. Is he as good as everyone says he is? Plus Phil asks Trent to comment on the controversial report that proves the baseballs used last season were definitely juiced, giving home run hitters an advantage. But how much of an advantage? Phil throws in some stories in the news, including the college girls who traded nude photos for a puppy. Then there's the new "dumb phone" which could just reintroduce you to...YOUR LIFE! How about a traffic ticket for walking while distracted? Next there's the hotel who accommodated a couple's Jeff Goldblum fetish. Phil introduces you to the dude who went a little overboard with his Dragon Ball Z obsession. And finally, what your pee says about your biological age.

Mar 2018

41 min 19 sec

Millennial Survival If disaster hits, will Millennials be able to tie knots, go fishing, start a fire or read a map? Disaster Preparation Author, Anthony Kovic runs through the essential skills and check lists required for Millennials, and everybody else, to survive a natural disaster. Presidential Hotties Next up is the former Washington Post Comics Editor, Kate Dobson discusses her new book, "Hottest Heads of State: Volume One: The American Presidents. Yup, she's talking Oval Office Hotties! Stuffpourri Podcasters Barbara Venezia of "Living Out Loud" and Mike Walters of "Ducks n Pucks," join Phil Hulett for co-hosting duties. These stories made the cut: Crackdown on funeral stripper parties. Olympic Doughnut. Avocado proposals. Checking your dog's blood pressure. Smartphone app saves you from food poisoning. The $4.4 million dollar electric car that goes REALLY, REALLY fast. Giant Pink Love Slugs! A Dog's Ten Commandments. Lucky Charms unicorn disclaimer. And finally Alexa loves Gordon Ramsay.

Feb 2018

57 min 2 sec

Autonomous Robot Soldiers are coming! Is there an arms race to the Artificial Intelligence warfare finish line? Larry Lewis, PhD is an expert in lethal autonomy and estimates for the friends how long we have before Generals hand over the engagement decisions to autonomous robots or other AI machines. Are nations preparing ethical guidelines to preserve the human race? Further to this, listen to Lewis' interesting assessment of where police work is headed in this respect. Could RoboCop be far off? Movie Reviews! Next up, Manny the Movie Guy reviews Annihilation, Every Day, and Game Night. Which one of these movies is worth your hard earned money? Plus, which records is Black Panther breaking this week? The Friends Joining Phil Hulett in the studio for co-hosting duties are the host of the Ducks n Pucks podcast, Mike Walters and the storied stirrer of "At Home on the Range" a cooking show for the deranged, as well as the host of her own podcast, "Living Out Loud," Barbara Venezia. More Stuff! Check out these stories: Dog-welcoming hotels. That wasn't a mint Phil found on his hotel pillow. The silver medal snub in Olympic hockey. Watch your Wiki. Drivers license photos for the social media selfie conscious. Never mind the self, get ready for the sidesie. The friends play the "Who's Older?" game. Emotional support dog attacks small girl on plane...now what? And finally, is heavy metal good for your mental health?

Feb 2018

57 min 5 sec

Private Investigator Joyce Cox [9:58] reveals what it's like to stealthily sneak, snoop, and snatch people in the act of wrong-doing. Is it dangerous work? Are there cool gadgets? Listen to the interview and see if being a Private Investigator is the line of work for you. Up next, Travel Dude Gary Warner [30:22] ranks the Hawaiian Islands for honeymooners and plain old romance. Which island do you think he'll pick for number one? Katie Elsaesser and Kelly Bennett co-host with Phil Hulett. They have these stories: Pigzilla! College degree in Yodeling. Bartender will literally ban you from drinking. The Chizza! Guy delivers record largest pizza. Skier disappears in New York, reappears in Sacramento with no idea how he got there. World Cup of Soccer to come under attack by LOCUSTS! Hot Mess diverts Jet Blue flight. Single Dad walks 11 miles to work until co-workers find out. Giant swimming rats invade California. And finally, woman pulls 14 live worms OUT OF HER EYE!!!

Feb 2018

57 min 1 sec

TV Producer, speaker and author, DNA family tree enthusiast, Robb Lucy explains how you can pass along the history of your life through DNA. When Lucy traced his origins he thought about all the lost information about past generations, and he pledged to make sure his life lived on for future generations. Will you get swabbed? Next, Manny the Movie Guy reviews Black Panther, Early Man and Samson. Is Black Panther as good as it's made out to be? And where is Wakanda, anyway? Katie Elsaesser and Kelly Bennett join Phil Hulett for lots funfotainment. Play along with "Who's Older?" Crazed baboons escape their enclosure at the Paris Zoo! Speaking of France...Phil wants to know how this Podcast got so ridiculously popular there. Any ideas? More stories: Fake Jong-Un. Shaun White disrespects the flag. Will Chloe Kim please grow up? US Olympic Ralph Lauren Dumb and Dumber Gloves. Tiger in the cow shed! What are the odds of getting knocked out by the goose you just randomly shot out of the sky? Famous guitar company is about to go belly up. DIY fecal transplants! (What could go wrong?) Man sets fire to a sphere of 42,000 matches. And finally, nothing says Valentine's Day like free porn.

Feb 2018

57 min 5 sec

Space Author and NASA expert, Rod Pyle reviews [10:04] the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch and what it means for the new space race. He also explains what will happen to Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster as it hurtles toward the asteroid belt. Up next, [29:22] Sarah Brown, PhD and Tedx talker, gives you real good cause to treat your prospective mates as if you were interviewing prospective employees. It sounds a little absurd, until you hear her explain it. See if it makes sense to you. Gonzo Greg Spillane co-hosts with Phil Hulett and they round out the hour with these stories: Topless Winter Olympics. The story behind the eternal Olympic flame. Norovirus at the Olympic Village. Move over Tide Pod Challenge, it's time for the 24-hour Ikea Challenge! Exploding Apple Air Pods! Man drops iPhone 8 down the toilet and you won't believe what happens next. Required Giorgio Armani school uniforms. . Science takes a big step toward human cloning. The science behind pet names, snookums. Science proves women love sweaty men. And finally, just in time for Valentines Day, a law firm holds a contest for a free divorce.

Feb 2018

57 min 4 sec

How do you know the card reader in the ATM or the gas pump hasn't been breached by bad guys who want to steal your financial information? Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, and host of the Unlock Your Wealth Radio Show, Heather Wagenhals, explains what to look for. [21:01] She also offer valuable information about safely using NFC payments systems, like Apple Pay or Google Pay. Up next, [39:53] Manny the Movie Guy reviews the latest in the Fifty Shades franchise. He wasn't kind to the previous two. Will he like this one any better....or worse? Plus, Manny reveals his list of the best Winter Olympic Movies ever! Gonzo Greg Spillane joins Phil Hulett for co-hosting duties. Stories you need to hear include: National Pizza Day! Have folks even been to the produce section of the grocery store? Valentines Day monotony. Cheap eats for Valentines. Can you survive laying on the train tracks when the train comes? How to stop a Harley Davidson without brakes. So much for "Lady-Friendly" Doritos. Have trouble paying attention to your work? Wear the "Focus Cap." Airline forces passenger to do THIS to her emotional support hamster. Vacation couple returns home with WORMS IN THEIR FEET! And finally, the real story behind a touching friendship between a one-eyed pony and a Corgi.

Feb 2018

57 min 5 sec

In this hybrid best of, Manny the Movie Guy offers up a pre-Super Bowl top 10 list of his all time favorite football movies. He also reviews this weekend's new movie, "Winchester." Phil Hulett deals the stories of the week which caught his eye. Then 3 popular interviews from previous episodes of the podcast. Including Jason Spatafora, "The Wolf of Weed Street," talking about marijuana stocks. Also, the woman behind the therapy dog program at Los Angeles International Airport explains how 100 dogs in the terminal can help you chill a little before you put your life in the hands of an airline company. And finally, the author of the book, "Quackery" talks about all the goofy medical procedures we used to think were good for us.

Feb 2018

57 min 52 sec

In this hybrid best of, Phil Hulett offers up stories of the week, including sibling love, camel beauty contest, burrito assault, Doomsday Clock adjustment, "Jesus take the Wheel," and texting while eating. [5:00] Best of: Dr. Michael Z. Kurtz give the facts about the deadly flu outbreak. Now what does he say about the flu shot? Did he get his? [17:17] New! Manny the Movie Guy reviews Hostiles, Maze Runner and rants about Oscar nomination snubs. [29:23] Best of: Megan Megale from Poplar Springs Inn and Spa in Virginia explains RSVP. She also comes up with some possible explanations as to why so many people don't bother giving the host of a party the common decency of a reply. [44:08] Best of: Pancake expert, Steve Hamilton from Chris Cakes talks about...one guess...PANCAKES!

Jan 2018

55 min 56 sec

Politics? Somebody didn't get the memo. Travel Dude Gary Warner's topic today is his top 5 favorite destinations in the news. It so happens each destination is indelibly tied to President Trump and unavoidably political. Apparently the fact that this show is a variety talk show in which every topic EXCEPT politics is discussed, is lost on Warner and Hulett is not happy about it. Embrace Robots Next on the block is Serial Entrepreneur, Dave Fulk. He goes on record encouraging everyone to embrace robots even though they will likely take our jobs and ultimately kill us when they become self-aware. But that's ok. Dave lives in the present and has a robot called HelloAlex that helps real estate agents be better at what they do. More Stuff Stew Herrera and Kelly J are along for the ride as co-hosts. This stories are up for your consideration: Deconstructing a sneeze. We generally like kids, but wait till you hear how Phil would like to teach a couple kids a lesson for killing thousands of honey bees. Apple gives consumers the choice between battery life and throttling. Bad experiences with Pen Pals. You think it's cold where you live? And finally, Spinal Tap returns, kind of.

Jan 2018

57 min 2 sec

It's the deadliest and most difficult flu season in recent history. Not only are the elderly and immuno-compromised falling victim, otherwise healthy people are catching the flu and dying withing days, sometimes hour. Are flu shots even helping? What do you need to know to keep yourself and your loved ones safe? Dr. Michael Z. Kurtz returns with essential information. [21:21] Up next, [47:57] Manny the Movie Guy reviews the 9-11 movie, "12 Strong", the bank heist action thriller, "Den of Thieves," and the movie that made Manny laugh, cry and fall in love, "Forever My Girl." Don't get ahead of us here. We said he reviewed them, not whether he liked them. Kelly J and Stew Herrera join Phil Hulett on a day when Phil, frankly, is a little grumpy from lack of sleep. Stew is angry after leaving his notes at home. And Kelly J has a headache and is a little miffed the hot flashes are kicking in already! This is a cocktail for conflict and hilarity. Stories include: Nasa's inability to name an asteroid that very well could destroy our civilization. The top 10 family TV shows, most of which you couldn't watch with all of your family in the room. Bit Coin or Sweat Coin? Which is a better investment? Ask the guys on the blockchain boat cruise. Oh, by the way, did we ask iPhone users enough to subscribe to our show on iTunes? Tide Pod Pizza! Tide Pod Vape Guy. Parental advice from Phil. Somebody please invent bathroom urine troughs for ladies. Do you use the public bathroom ass gasket? Flush the toilet please. The friends are WAY ranty today. Oh, and subscribe on iTunes. Thanks!

Jan 2018

57 min 4 sec

Ernest Miller is the corporate chef at Coast Packing Company, a meat packing and distributing company. Together with Ipsos Research, they surveyed Americans on their taste and acceptance of lard and tallow in cooking. You might be surprised by the results of the survey. Up next is party planning expert, Megan Megale. She provides the proper RSVP etiquette and offers some theories as to why so many people just don't bother giving the host of a party the common courtesy of a response. Afterbuzz TV's Emily Harlan and The Crash Man (Vic St. John) join Phil Hulett as co-hosts. These stories are included: Ronda Rousey to the WWE? Venomous sea snakes invade Southern California beaches. A dude plans to run the Boston Marathon with a ridiculous twist. Your PC is about to slow down. Wanna run a :30 ad during the Super Bowl? We know how much they cost. Lady tests Costco's "no questions asked" return policy. 96 year old guy has a bizarre collection. New Coke Plus contains a laxative. We'll tell you the only place that sells it, legally. Ibuprofen kills sperm. And finally, Vic's foster St. Bernard and the dozens others he's rescued.

Jan 2018

57 min 4 sec