August 02, 2011


As of August 2, 2011, new episodes of Joel Radio will not show up on this website. Instead head over to to see the new site and all updated content.

If you are using iTunes or any podcatching program, it is also very important to update the RSS feed for the show so that you can get the new shows automatically. The new feed for the show is:

iTunes is supposed to automatically find the new RSS feed, but it may take up to two weeks, and you may miss a show in the meantime.

While will not be updated, the full archive of past shows and all content from this site is also now available at The new site features the ability to leave comments in the blog entry for each show, which is a feature many of you have asked for. I hope to read and respond to your comments and criticisms there.

So update your bookmarks and let's keep the douchey fun going on!!!

Posted by joel at 12:48 AM

July 28, 2011

Joel Radio #66: Fishing With Jake

Joel Radio returns with power. Really. Power, meaning the utility company actually managed to keep the lights on long enough to finish the podcast. This follows a long, hot, sticky week in Detroit, where the power went out, a comedy show was ruined and the people were miserable - sounds like every week! Actually not, as Joel saw Paul McCartney perform live this week and gives a full, enthusiastic review. Corey, meanwhile, is stuck at home watching reality TV. Especially his favorite show, Storage Wars. But for God's sake, don't watch the sad, 2nd-tier knock-offs. Also, the guys join Google +, Jake Gyllenhaal goes to the wild, Hillbilly Handfishin', and Katy Perry's ass comes out for the Smurfs. Plus, Falling Skies soars, 30 Minutes or Less is the summer's best comedy, and new website is imminent.

Right click here to download - 93 minutes, 44 megs

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Joel's view of the Paul McCartney show at Comerica Park. It's OK to be jealous

Posted by joel at 02:38 PM

July 08, 2011

Joel Radio #65: Unskimmed

Joel and Corey are joined on this show by Eric Thomas, a comedian, radio talent and podcaster. Eric claims he can talk about anything - and he does! This is a really fun show. The guys memorialize the end Club Bart's Comedy Night and look forward to Joel's new show (info here!). There's also much irreverence about the Casey Anthony not guilty verdict, including Florida's future stripper prospects and Joel's explanation of why "reasonable doubt" isn't what people think it is. Also, the top movies of 2011 so far, Joel revamps the blog, Corey cries for old media, and Corey and Joel play old school hip-hop experts - about as well as you think they would.

Right click here to download - 121 minutes, 56 megs

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Posted by joel at 01:12 PM

June 23, 2011

Joel Radio #64: Cars 2 Sucks

Cars sucked. The sequel Cars 2 comes out this week. It sucks too, according to Corey Hall. Joel hasn't seen Cars 2, but will go along will that sentiment anyway. Other things that suck this week: Club Bart closing, the first half of that ESPN book, Ryan Dunn's death, The Green Lantern, David Bowie's saxophone and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 at the drive-in. Things that don't suck this week: X-Men First Class at the drive-in, the second half of that ESPN book, jokes about Ryan Dunn's death, Paul McCartney live, Super 8, this show, and you.

Right click here to download - 120 minutes, 55 megs

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Posted by joel at 06:07 PM

June 09, 2011

Joel Radio #63: Weiner U

It's the week of E3 - that's the big videogame convention - so nerds like Joel and Corey Hall are excited. Usually. This year's show was a bit duller than usual, although Nintendo announced it's new console, the Wii U. The guys talk about the innovative new controller, whether they'd actually buy it, and why the original Wii was a failure. Also, congressman Anthony Weiner put his junk on Twitter in one of the dumbest career-killing moves of all-time. But the guys are divided over the humor of the situation whether it's not something "every guy" would do. Plus, X-Men First Class gets reviewed, the guys split on Hangover 2, USA is better than Canada (in soccer!), and rumbling seats = fail.

Right click here to download - 123 minutes, 57 megs

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The congressman from New York is first in line for the Wii U

Posted by joel at 09:00 PM

May 26, 2011

Joel Radio #62: Too Long to Be Funny

The title is not indicative of the quality of this show! Oh no, that's a reference to the length of the recent comedy hit Bridesmaids, which at 126 minutes is way too long - funny or not (and it is!). This brings up the point of comedies being too long in general - thanks Mr. Apatow! Joined in this extended faux-radio show is frequent guest, John Tenney, of soon-to-be basic cable fame, and Corey Hall of, well, this show. Plus, The Macho Man is dead, but his insanity lives on, The Office is gone for the season and Corey is gone as a fan, and John lives a dream by working the comic book convention. Also, Corey sees The Hangover Part II. It sucks, apparently, but so does every comedy sequel - we think.

Right click here to download - 117 minutes, 54 megs

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Posted by joel at 07:57 PM

May 07, 2011

Osama's TV!


Posted by joel at 06:44 PM

May 05, 2011

Joel Radio #61: One Hit Wonder

It's party time! With Osama bin Laden dead, it's time for everyone to get along and love each other. Of course that won't happen and nor will Joel and Corey ever really agree on anything. While Joel thinks you can draw a straight line from waterboarding to the capture, Corey thinks the Bush-era policies are still outdated and give our current Prez all the credit. They both, however, want the "death photos" released, and gleefully look at the leaked pics of the dead Osama associates - drop the squirt gun! Also, Thor is alright, Joel's Oprah insider isn't all that, and gays and blacks have a long way to go. Plus, Joel's secret film nerd crushes revealed - Kubrick, Scorsese, Peckinpah and 80's pro-wrestling.

Right click here to download - 89 minutes, 41 megs

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Posted by joel at 08:49 PM

April 26, 2011

Joel Radio #60: Steampunk Convention

It was recently Record Store Day. No, keep reading, I promise it won't be THAT boring. Anyway, Corey recently shopped one of the last remaining indie record shops in Detroit and came away both satisfied and sad about that industry's decline. That leads Joel to ponder the future of technology, get nostalgic about the beginnings of podcasting, and actually be optimistic about where everything is going. For example, Joel recently checked out online music service MOG, and found it, with a few reservations, to be compelling. Listen for a LIVE Android demo! Also, a big TV rundown with Joel taking in AMC's The Killing and HBO's Game of Thrones, while Corey revels his hopes and fears for the end of Steve Carrell's run on The Office. Plus, Corey gives the history of comic books, Joel takes a trip through Portal 2, and BioWare rules - Bethesda sucks.

Right click here to download - 91 minutes, 42 megs

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Posted by joel at 01:44 AM

April 08, 2011

Joel Radio #59: Charlie & Arthur

More bombing in Detroit, and this time it's not from Joel or Corey, as Charlie Sheen decided to launch a US "comedy" tour and found the Motor City less than welcoming. Actually, it was so bad Charlie probably wished he was "The Situation" at the Trump Roast. This week, Joel & Corey break down how and why Charlie cooked up a mega-bomb, the lack of planning and preparation, and why the opening act comic is not to blame. Also, the guys break down the state of morning television, Corey defends The Celebrity Apprentice and Joel is thisclose to being in a major comedy film. Plus, A movie round-up as Joel likes Hanna and Source Code, Corey is freaked out by Your Highness, and all people, animals and most houseplants absolutely hate the new Arthur.

Right click here to download - 112 minutes, 51 megs

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Posted by joel at 02:49 PM