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Solo Prep January 14, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, Trump becomes the 1st President to be impeached twice  

Ten Republicans joined Democrats voting to impeach President Trump in the house yesterday. The trial will now move to the senate but is unlikely to happen until after Biden’s inauguration. The historic second House impeachment accuses Trump of inciting a deadly attack on the Capitol last week. According to a CBS poll 59% of Americans think that Donald Trump encouraged the violence at the Capitol, 90% of Democrats and 23% of Republicans agree. Which is bad news for Trump because Senators tend to take their cues from polls. (Additional out) Which is almost as rare as a second impeachment.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, the blockbuster four-team NBA trade  

The Rockets have traded James Harden to the Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade. Sources say Houston has moved on from their 31-year-old franchise star as part of a four-team deal to send Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. In return Houston gets three players and a ton of first round picks. So, I guess the lesson is if you want to get traded all you have to do is hang out at strip clubs, put on weight and talk smack about your team. (Additional out) In other words Harden is taking his talent and his beard to Brooklyn.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, no Powerball and Mega Millions winners means both will have some of the largest jackpots ever  

$640 million and $750 million, that’s the estimated jackpots for this weekend’s Powerball and Mega Millions drawings. That’s because neither lottery drawing had a winner this week. The $640 million Powerball jackpot is the fifth largest of all time and the $750 million jackpot will be Mega Millions second largest ever. So if I’m not here on Monday you’ll know why. (Additional out) That’s one way to turn your 2021 around.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this actor has backed out of a movie over disturbing online rumors  

Actor Armie Hammer has pulled out of his next film role amid online rumors of cannibalism. Over the weekend alleged disturbing direct messages attributed to Hammer went viral where he supposedly talked about cannibalism along with explicit sexual content. The 34-year-old actor exited his role in action-comedy Shotgun Wedding but denied the allegations. So, whether it’s true or not he’ll now be known as that tall actor that eats people. (Additional Out) Who would’ve guessed the Winklevoss twins guy was into some weird stuff.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: ColdSnap, a new machine that functions like a Keurig for soft serve ice cream, was introduced at CES. The product that’s created a lot of buzz at the tech show takes shelf-stable, recyclable ice cream pods of varying flavors and freezes them in 90 seconds before dispensing it into a cup or cone. It’s still in prototype stage but they plan on launching in select locations during second quarter of 2021. What do you think, would you want a soft serve ice cream machine in your house or is it too tempting?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which one of these have we downloaded the most? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Gaming was one industry that hasn’t suffered during the pandemic with people staying home and playing more games in 2020. Sony just revealed their list of the most downloaded PS4/PS5 games last year, which game topped the 2020 list?  

A: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla  

B: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales  

C: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War  

Answer: C, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most downloaded Playstation game in 2020. I’m assuming so we can all train for the upcoming apocalypse.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues.  

1st break clues: Calvin and Hobbs made their newspaper debut, Coke had an infamous marketing misfire with New Coke and the Live Aid concert aired on live TV (Live Aid Clip)  

2nd break clues: Michael Jordan was named the NBA’s rookie of the year, Nintendo released the NES in the US, and Marty McFly traveled back in time (Back to the Future Clip)  

Answer: 1985  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Ten Republicans joined Democrats voting to impeach President Trump in the house yesterday. The trial will now move to the senate but is unlikely to happen until after Biden’s inauguration. The historic second House impeachment accuses Trump of inciting a deadly attack on the Capitol last week. According to a CBS poll 59% of Americans think that Donald Trump encouraged the violence at the Capitol, 90% of Democrats and 23% of Republicans agree. Which is bad news for Trump because Senators tend to take their cues from polls.  

2) The Rockets have traded James Harden to the Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade. Sources say Houston has moved on from their 31-year-old franchise star as part of a four-team deal to send Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. In return Houston gets three players and a ton of first round picks. So, I guess the lesson is if you want to get traded all you have to do is hang out at strip clubs, put on weight and talk smack about your team.  

3) $640 million and $750 million, that’s the estimated jackpots for this weekend’s Powerball and Mega Millions drawings. That’s because neither lottery drawing had a winner this week. The $640 million Powerball jackpot is the fifth largest of all time and the $750 million jackpot will be Mega Millions second largest ever. So if I’m not here on Monday you’ll know why.  

4) Actor Armie Hammer has pulled out of his next film role amid online rumors of cannibalism. Over the weekend alleged disturbing direct messages attributed to Hammer went viral where he supposedly talked about cannibalism along with explicit sexual content. The 34-year-old actor exited his role in action-comedy Shotgun Wedding but denied the allegations. So, whether it’s true or not he’ll now be known as that tall actor that eats people.  

5) Gaming is one industry that hasn’t suffered during the pandemic with people staying home and playing more games in 2020. Sony just revealed their list of the most downloaded PS4/PS5 games last year and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War came in at number one. I’m assuming so we can all train for the upcoming apocalypse.  

Would You Want a Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine At Home?  

ColdSnap, a new machine that functions like a Keurig for soft serve ice cream, was introduced at CES. The product that’s created a lot of buzz at the tech show takes shelf-stable, recyclable ice cream pods of varying flavors and freezes them in 90 seconds before dispensing it into a cup or cone. It’s still in prototype stage but they plan on launching in select locations during second quarter of 2021. That’s some Star Trek level dessert at home technology right there, but hopefully its more reliable then the ice cream machine at McDonald’s. What do you think, would you want a soft serve ice cream machine in your house or is it too tempting? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Would you want a soft serve ice cream machine at home?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep January 13, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, support for impeachment grows in the GOP  

Several Republicans say they will join House Democrats in impeaching Trump, a vote that will likely happen today. For the first time there are also signs that Trump’s power base in the Senate is fraying. Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told associates that Trump had committed impeachable offenses and he was pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him. Which is great news or fake news depending on which network you watch. (Additional out) Apparently Emperor Palpatine does have a conscience.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, a new smart face mask 

Razer has created a reusable face mask with a medical grade respirator and a built-in microphone and amplifier. The mask dubbed Project Hazel is currently a concept and not available to buy yet. In a press release gaming equipment maker Razer said it created the smart mask to address ‘the environmental issues of disposable masks, while enhancing the features of a multi-use personal protective covering.” Hello, I’m Doctor Darth Vader and I’ll be taking care of you today. (Additional out) It kind of looks like what Bane would wear during a pandemic.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, this guy is one guess away from losing $220 million  

This might be the most stressful story I’ve heard in years. Stefan Thomas has two guesses left to remember an old password or he loses $220 million. The San Francisco programmer was an early investor in Bitcoin but he failed to write down his password. He has ten chances to try an incorrect password before he’s permanently locked out of his digital wallet and he’s used eight so far. Guess I’m not dumb for using 1234 for everything after all. (Additional Out) It’s like a terrible game show where you try to win your own money back before it’s blasted off into cyberspace.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the charges filed against Capitol rioters 

The DOJ will charge some of the Capitol rioters with sedition and conspiracy, crimes that could result in up to 20 years in prison. During a DOJ press conference yesterday Officials announced that they have charged over 70 cases related to the riot so far. The acting US attorney in Washington said the scope of the crimes were “mind blowing.” Yet another reason you shouldn’t live stream your crime. (Additional out) Unless you've seen any of the footage.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The CIA has declassified 2 million pages of ‘Black Vault’ documents about UFOs and made them available online. The massive document release came months before the Pentagon was due to brief Congress on all they know about UFOs because of an odd stipulation in the latest Covid relief bill. What do you think, has the government been hiding evidence of UFO encounters and alien existence from us for years?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many people do this every day? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Netflix knows we could all use some entertainment. Yesterday the streaming giant announced their plans to release one movie a week for the next 12 months. According to usage statistics, what percentage of Netflix users stream the service on a daily basis?  

A: 13%  

B: 23%  

C: 33%  

Answer: B, 23% of users, nearly a quarter, stream Netflix on a daily basis. But, as I understand it, only a quarter of those people then chill. I’m still not sure what that means.  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I’ll give you riddle clues about a place, person or thing and the first person to guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it I’ll give you more clues.  

Hint: On a map  

Clue 1: It’s the largest of its kind on the planet  

Clue 2: It’s also the deepest  

Clue 3: Spans from California to China  

Answer: The Pacific Ocean  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Several Republicans say they will join House Democrats in impeaching Trump, a vote that will likely happen today. For the first time there are also signs that Trump’s power base in the Senate is fraying. Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told associates that Trump had committed impeachable offenses and he was pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him. Which is great news or fake news depending on which network you watch.  

2) Razer has created a reusable face mask with a medical grade respirator and a built-in microphone and amplifier. The mask dubbed Project Hazel is currently a concept and not available to buy yet. In a press release gaming equipment maker Razer said it created the smart mask to address ‘the environmental issues of disposable masks, while enhancing the features of a multi-use personal protective covering.” Hello, I’m Doctor Darth Vader and I’ll be taking care of you today.  

3) This might be the most stressful story I’ve heard in years. Stefan Thomas has two guesses left to remember an old password or he loses $220 million. The San Francisco programmer was an early investor in Bitcoin but he failed to write down his password. He has ten chances to try an incorrect password before he’s permanently locked out of his digital wallet and he’s used eight so far. Guess I’m not dumb for using 1234 for everything after all.  

4) The DOJ will charge some of the Capitol rioters with sedition and conspiracy, crimes that could result in up to 20 years in prison. During a DOJ press conference yesterday Officials announced that they have charged over 70 cases related to the riot so far. The acting US attorney in Washington said the scope of the crimes were “mind blowing.” Yet another reason you shouldn’t live stream your crimes.  

5) Netflix knows we could all use some entertainment. Yesterday the streaming giant announced their plans to release one movie a week for the next 12 months. According to usage statistics, 23% of users, nearly a quarter, stream Netflix on a daily basis. But, as I understand it, only a quarter of those people then chill.  

Has The Government Hidden Evidence of UFOs From Us?  

The CIA has declassified 2 million pages of ‘Black Vault’ documents about UFOs and made them available online. The massive document release came months before the Pentagon was due to brief Congress on all they know about UFOs because of an odd stipulation in the latest Covid relief bill. What do you think, has the government been hiding evidence of UFO encounters and alien existence from us for years? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Has the US government been hiding evidence of UFO encounters and alien existence from the public for years?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep January 12, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the FBI’s dire new warning  

The FBI has warned that “armed protests” are being planned at all 50 state capitols as well as the US capitol during next Wednesday’s inauguration. They are also pursuing 150 suspects and the Capitol Police have opened internal inquiries into 10 to 15 officers over their behavior during last week’s riots. Hence why you shouldn’t take a selfie with someone actively breaking into the building you’re paid to secure. (Additional out) Which seems like six months ago.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Ben & Jerry’s new dog ice cream  

You’ll soon be able to reward your furry friend with some Ben & Jerry’s. The company is introduction a new line of ice cream products for dogs that comes in two flavors, pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter with pretzels. Both are specifically made with a sunflower base so they’re easier on dog’s stomachs. The new doggie desserts were inspired by two real dogs in the Ben & Jerry’s office. I think all our dogs deserve a treat for putting up with us during the pandemic. (Additional out) So now our dogs can put on their quarantine fifteen too.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, big donors pull the plug  

More fallout from last week’s Capitol riots. Amazon, AT&T, Mastercard, Verizon and several other large companies have announced a suspension of political donations to members of Congress who voted against election certification. Over the weekend Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Commerce Bancshares did the same. Never a good idea to tick off the people who write the checks. (Additional Out) So if you see Ted Cruz flying in coach you’ll know why.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, when the WHO says we’ll hit herd immunity  

The World Health Organization has warned that herd immunity won’t happen in 2021. In the US more than 200,000 new Covid-19 cases have been reported every day for a week and the UK is entering the ‘worst point’ of the pandemic. The WHO’s warning means social distancing measure will likely need to stay in place “for the rest of the year.” Luckily, I’ve pretty much perfected the art of avoiding people at this point. (Additional out) So basically 2021 is the sequel of 2020 only with more political unrest and violence.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Sales of Crocs are through the roof! During the fourth quarter of 2020 Crocs sales increased about 55%. With many Americans staying home during the pandemic sales of the foam clog that many consider “ugly” are forecast to continue increasing in 2021. What do you think are Crocs ugly? Should people wear them outside the house?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who has the second most of these? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Alabama crushed Ohio State last night 52 to 24 winning their 18th College Football National Championship. The Crimson Tide helped head coach Nick Saban get his seventh national title, more than any other coach in history. What coach did he just surpass who has six college football national championships?  

A: Bernie Bierman  

B: Paul “Bear” Bryant  

C: Woody Hayes  

Answer: B, Bear Bryant is now second on the all-time list with six national championships, all of which he won at Alabama. Because Alabama has been a college football powerhouse since Moses parted the red sea.  

[DIY Feature] Knockout Trivia Tuesday: I’ll ask a question on air, if you call in and correctly answer it you’ll have twenty seconds to answer three more questions to win ________. If no one gets it, we’ll move on to round 2.  

Round 1:  

General question: The oldest NFL QB to ever win the Super Bowl is Tom Brady, who was the second oldest? (Peyton Manning)  

Follow up questions:  

What famous wall fell on November 9, 1989? (The Berlin Wall)  

What controversial American talk show host was born in a London subway? (Jerry Springer)  

Who wrote the classic children’s tale Peter Pan? (E.B. White)  

Round 2:  

General question: What US state is home to the famous volcano, Mount Rainier? (Washington)  

Follow up questions:  

What was influential jazz artist Louis Armstrong’s primary musical instrument? (Trumpet)  

What cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour titles in 2012 after a doping scandal? (Lance Armstrong)  

What role have Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig and several more played? (James Bond)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The FBI has warned that “armed protests” are being planned at all 50 state capitols as well as the US capitol during next Wednesday’s inauguration. They are also pursuing 150 suspects and the Capitol Police have opened internal inquiries into 10 to 15 officers over their behavior during last week’s riots. Hence why you shouldn’t take a selfie with someone actively breaking into the building you’re paid to secure.  

2) You’ll soon be able to reward your furry friend with some Ben & Jerry’s. The company is introduction a new line of ice cream products for dogs that comes in two flavors, pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter with pretzels. Both are specifically made with a sunflower base so they’re easier on dog’s stomachs. The new doggie desserts were inspired by two real dogs in the Ben & Jerry’s office. So now our dogs can put on their quarantine fifteen too.  

3) More fallout from last week’s Capitol riots. Amazon, AT&T, Mastercard, Verizon and several other large companies have announced a suspension of political donations to members of Congress who voted against election certification. Over the weekend Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Commerce Bancshares did the same. So, if you see Ted Cruz flying in coach  you’ll know why.  

4) The World Health Organization has warned that herd immunity won’t happen in 2021. In the US more than 200,000 new Covid-19 cases have been reported every day for a week and the UK is entering the ‘worst point’ of the pandemic. The WHO’s warning means social distancing measure will likely need to stay in place “for the rest of the year.” Luckily, I’ve pretty much perfected the art of avoiding people at this point.  

5) Alabama crushed Ohio State last night 52 to 24 winning their 18th College Football National Championship. The Crimson Tide helped head coach Nick Saban get his seventh national title, more than any other coach in history. Paul “Bear” Bryant is now second on the all-time list with six national championships, all of which he won at Alabama. Because Alabama has been a college football powerhouse since Moses parted the red sea.  

Should You Wear Crocs Outside the House?  

Sales of Crocs are through the roof! During the fourth quarter of 2020 Crocs sales increased about 55%. With Americans staying home during the pandemic sales of the foam clog that many consider “ugly” are forecast to continue increasing in 2021. What do you think are Crocs ugly? Should people wear them outside the house? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Are Crocs ugly?  

Yes  

No  

Should you wear Crocs outside the house?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep January 11, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, why Tiger won’t like the new documentary about him  

HBO’s new two-part Tiger Wood’s documentary puts the trajectory of his extraordinary life story under the microscope. The world’s most famous golfer has never been comfortable with fame, having endured a total lack of privacy from when he was young. Joe Grohman, a Woods family friend who contributed to the documentary that premiered last night, said “He’s not going to like this EXPLETIVE at all.”  I’m assuming Joe will soon be a former family friend. (Additional out) Which just makes me want to watch it even more.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, why Parler is offline  

Conservative social app Parler dropped offline after Amazon withdrew support. Apple and Google have also removed the social media app popular with supporters of President Donald Trump, saying that it had failed to moderate posts encouraging violence and crime. In a statement today founder and CEO John Matze said that Parler will be down “longer than expected.” IE, no one wants to work with them. (Additional out) While they hire their own nerds.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the six teams that’ll move on after Wild Card Weekend  

The Ravens, Saints, Browns, Rams, Bucs, and Bills all came out on top during the NFL’s wildcard weekend. Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 20 to 13, the New Orleans Saints handled the Chicago Bears 21 to 9 and the Cleveland Browns upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 48 to 37. Meaning we’ll get to watch at least another week of At Home With Baker Mayfield commercials every ad break. (Additional Out) After the ageless wonder Tom Brady crushed the Washington No Names on Saturday.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, HBO has confirmed a Sex and the City reboot without this key character  

Samantha won’t be a part for the Sex and the City reboot. HBO confirmed the show will return 17 years after the last episode aired. The reboot will star three of the four original leads, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, with Kim Catrall not returning as Samantha. The “new chapter” of the hit series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate life in their 50s. Men everywhere can’t wait to pretend they’re being forced to watch it. (Additional out) Unfortunately, I’m a Samantha so I too will have to sit this one out.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The college football champion will be crowned tonight. Top Ranked Alabama takes on number 3 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Miami Gardens. Both teams went undefeated, although the Buckeyes did so with a shortened season. Who do you think will win, Ohio State or Alabama?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which state leads the country in this? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] The independent anti-corruption organization Transparency International just released their annual report of misconduct in the public sector. The report looks at annual public corruption convictions, adverse action reports, medical malpractice, plus the state’s SWAMP index score and State integrity score, to create a Corruption Index Score. Based on an analysis of their findings over the past 30 years, what was the most corrupt state in America?  

A: Vermont  

B: Arizona  

C: Utah  

Answer: A, Vermont, followed by Arizona and Utah. Conversely Kentucky was the least corrupt. Surprising for the home of the world’s best bourbons and Mitch McConnell.  

[DIY Feature] Name that Movie Monday: I’ll give you a clue and play a short clip, the first person to call in and correctly identify the movie wins ________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to another clue and a slightly longer clip.  

Clue #1: Fantasy Comedy from 1987  

Clue #2: Andre the Giant as Fezzik  

Clue #3: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin  

Answer: Princess Bride  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) HBO’s new two-part Tiger Wood’s documentary puts the trajectory of his extraordinary life story under the microscope. The world’s most famous golfer has never been comfortable with fame, having endured a total lack of privacy from when he was young. Joe Grohman, a Woods family friend who contributed to the documentary that premiered last night, said “He’s not going to like this EXPLETIVE at all.”  I’m assuming Joe will soon be a former family friend.  

2) Conservative social app Parler dropped offline after Amazon withdrew support. Apple and Google have also removed the social media app popular with supporters of President Donald Trump, saying that it had failed to moderate posts encouraging violence and crime. In a statement today founder and CEO John Matze said that Parler will be down “longer than expected.” While they hire their own nerds.  

3) The Ravens, Saints, Browns, Rams, Bucs, and Bills all came out on top during the NFL’s wildcard weekend. Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 20 to 13, the New Orleans Saints handled the Chicago Bears 21 to 9 and the Cleveland Browns upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 48 to 37. After the ageless wonder Tom Brady crushed the Washington No Names on Saturday.  

4) Samantha won’t be a part for the Sex and the City reboot. HBO confirmed the show will return 17 years after the last episode aired. The reboot will star three of the four original leads, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, with Kim Catrall not returning as Samantha. The “new chapter” of the hit series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate life in their 50s. Unfortunately, I’m a Samantha so I too will have to sit this one out.  

5) The independent anti-corruption organization Transparency International just released their annual report of misconduct in the public sector. The report looks at annual public corruption convictions, adverse action reports, medical malpractice, plus the state’s SWAMP index score and State integrity score, to create a Corruption Index Score. Based on an analysis of their findings over the past 30 years Vermont is the most corrupt state in America, followed by Arizona and Utah. Conversely Kentucky was the least corrupt. Surprising for the home of the world’s best bourbons and Mitch McConnell.  

Who Wins Tonight, Alabama or Ohio State?  

The college football champion will be crowned tonight. Top Ranked Alabama takes on number 3 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Miami Gardens. Both teams went undefeated, although the Buckeyes did so with a shortened season. Who do you think will win, Ohio State or Alabama? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Who wins the college football National Championship game?  

Alabama  

Ohio State

Solo Prep January 8, 2021 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, we have a new world’s richest man  

Elon Musk is now the world’s richest man. The tech mogul edged past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos after a 6% rise in Tesla shares yesterday lifted the CEO’s stock holdings and options by $10 billion. Elon Musk now has a net worth of about $191 billion. So yesterday I worked a full day in my pajamas and he made ten billion dollars, sounds about right. (Additional out) But you know what they say, ‘Money can’t buy happiness’, oh, I’m sorry, I’m being told that’s no longer true, ‘During a global pandemic money can buy happiness.’  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, some good Covid-19 news  

A new study offers early evidence that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine might be effective against the two new coronavirus variants. The new strains began in the UK and South Africa but have now cropped up across the globe. Scientists believed the vaccines would likely work on them but this study shows the first evidence of that. Good news for us, great news for anyone who owns Pfizer stock. (Additional out) So 2021 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but it’s trying to turn it around.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, one guy's butt-dial lands him and his buddy in jail  

Two unlucky burglars have been arrested in the UK after accidentally pocket-dialing police during their crime. An officer in Staffordshire, central England, likened the them to the ill-fated crooks in the movie “Home Alone.” He said one of the pair mistakenly sat on his phone ringing 999, the UK’s emergency number, allowing officers to hear the crime in progress. Why would you be sitting during a burglary anyway, you don’t take a break mid-robbery. (Additional out) So the stupid criminal of the week award goes to the UK’s ‘Butt-dial burglars’.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this star NFL QB and his team appear to be at odds  

Deshaun Watson might want out of Houston. According to reports the Texans’ QB isn’t picking up phone calls from the team because he’s bothered by not being included in their hiring process. Watson offered input on potential GM candidates, but the Texans neither considered, or consulted with, those endorsed by their franchise QB. Rumors are also swirling that Watson may request a trade. Probably not a good idea to ghost the team that paid you 39 million to win 4 games this season. (Additional Out) This is how it starts, first they stop taking your calls, then they change their Facebook status, and next thing you know you’re swiping right on a mediocre free agent.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: David Hasselhoff is auctioning off the KITT car from ‘Knight Rider’. Fans of the 80s show will remember KITT as the talking black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The bid currently sits at $475,000. What do you think, if you could own any iconic TV show car what would it be? KITT, the ‘General Lee” from Dukes of Hazzard, the A-Team van, the ‘Munster Koach’, 1955 Batmobile, Miami Vice Ferrari Daytona Spyder, Starsky & Hutch’s Ford Gran Torino, Magnum PI’s Ferrari 308, or something else? 

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what year did we just tie with for this? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Last year’s average temperatures were 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1981-2010 average. That means 2020 was tied for the hottest year on record. What year did 2020 tie with?  

A: 2019  

B: 2018  

C: 2016  

Answer: C, 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record. As if we needed another reason to hate 2020.  

[DIY Feature] Fast Five Fridays: If you can name five in five seconds you’ll win _________. Call for your chance to win.  

Fast Five Friday Topic:  Tom Hanks  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 of the top 10 Tom Hanks characters according to Ranker dot com (Forrest Gump, Chuck Noland, Woody, Captain John H. Miller, Paul Edgecombe, Jim Lovell, Josh Baskin, Jimmy Dugan, Carl Hanratty, Sam Baldwin)  

Name 5 of the 10 best Tom Hanks films according to Rolling Stone (Apollo 13, Big, Sully, Sleepless in Seattle, Splash, Philadelphia, Captain Phillips, Catch Me if You Can, Cast Away, Forrest Gump)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Elon Musk is now the world’s richest man. The tech mogul edged past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos after a 6% rise in Tesla shares yesterday lifted the CEO’s stock holdings and options by $10 billion. Elon Musk now has a net worth of about $191 billion. So yesterday I worked a full day in my pajamas and he made ten billion dollars, sounds about right.  

2) A new study offers early evidence that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine might be effective against the two new coronavirus variants. The new strains began in the UK and South Africa but have now cropped up across the globe. Scientists believed the vaccines would likely work on them but this study shows the first evidence of that. So, 2021 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but it’s trying to turn it around.  

3) Two unlucky burglars have been arrested in the UK after accidentally pocket-dialing police during their crime. An officer in Staffordshire, central England, likened the them to the ill-fated crooks in the movie “Home Alone.” He said one of the pair mistakenly sat on his phone ringing 999, the UK’s emergency number, allowing officers to hear the crime in progress. So the stupid criminal of the week award goes to the UK’s ‘Butt-dial burglars’.  

4) Deshaun Watson might want out of Houston. According to reports the Texans’ QB isn’t picking up phone calls from the team because he’s bothered by not being included in their hiring process. Watson offered input on potential GM candidates, but the Texans neither considered, or consulted with, those endorsed by their franchise QB. Rumors are also swirling that Watson may request a trade. This is how it starts, first they stop taking your calls, then they change their Facebook status, and next thing you know you’re swiping right on a mediocre free agent.  

5) Last year’s average temperatures were 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1981-2010 average. That means 2020 was tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record. As if we needed another reason to hate 2020.  

What Iconic TV Car Would You Most Like to Own?  

David Hasselhoff is auctioning off the KITT car from ‘Knight Rider’. Fans of the 80s show will remember KITT as the talking black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The bid currently sits at $475,000. What do you think, if you could own any iconic TV show car what would it be? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What iconic TV Show car would you most like to own?  

KITT Pontiac Firebird Trans Am  

Dodge Charger ‘General Lee” from Dukes of Hazzard  

The GMC Vandura A-Team van  

The ‘Munster Koach’ Model-T Hot Rod/Hearse Hybrid  

1955 Batmobile  

Miami Vice Ferrari Daytona Spyder  

Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino  

Magnum PI’s Ferrari 308  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep January 7, 2021 

NOTE: Download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with your login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, how many arrests were made during yesterday’s scene at the capitol  

52 people were arrested for storming the Capitol yesterday after a crowd of Trump supporters overwhelmed Capitol police. One woman died after being shot and three others died following medical emergencies during the riot. Afterwards the House and Senate returned to the capitol and worked through the night to confirm Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. All four living Presidents and leaders from around the world condemned the capitol breach. Turns out there’s a downside to spreading misinformation. (Additional out) So 2021 was fun for six days, we’re counting on you 2022.  

Tease: In ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____ minutes, how many cases of the new variant have been confirmed in the US  

We now have 52 confirmed cases of the UK variant in the US. In total 253,145 new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday. In an open letter to Biden, a group of US physicians urged his incoming administration to manufacture and mail high-filtration masks to homes across America. So far 5.3 million vaccine shots have been administered in the US. As “Operation Eventually” continues. (Additional Out) Hopefully they hurry up because I’m getting tired of smelling my own breath eight hours a day.  

Tease: Coming up at ___­­­­___, three social networks have temporarily blocked Trump’s accounts  

Facebook and Instagram followed Twitter’s lead temporarily blocking Trump from posting. Yesterday Twitter suspended the President’s account from posting for 12 hours. Facebook and Instagram quickly followed suit for a full 24 hours. The social networks cited their platform’s Civic Integrity policy and his false claims about election results. No word from MySpace. (Additional out) As Big Tech continues to say “Our bad you guys.”  

Tease: In _____ minutes, why a Texas woman jumped on the hood of a moving car  

A Texas woman jumped on the hood of a moving car to save a stolen bulldog. Alize James was working at a pet store in Harris County Texas when she was approached by a couple looking to purchase a $10,000 bulldog. When she turned around, the couple took off with the dog and she jumped into action, diving onto the hood of their and riding for ten minutes to save the stolen puppy. Hopefully they give her a raise and a psych evaluation. (Additional out) Roughly nine and a half minutes longer than I would have lasted.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Oreo just announced they are releasing a strawberry frosted donut flavor in March. The new cookies will be filled with two layers of crème filling, one with rainbow sprinkles. What’s your preferred Oreo eating method, do you twist them apart, dunk them in milk, dunk them in coffee, eat them one bite at a time or all at once?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, eating this once a day leads to a happy guy? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that people looking to improve their gastrointestinal health should eat what daily?  

A: Apples  

B: Bananas  

C: Avocados  

Answer: C, the study found that eating avocados daily can drastically improve a person’s overall gut health. And hopefully counterbalance the two pounds of Queso I consume weekly.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues.  

1st break clues: Lance Armstrong admits to doping, the US Government reopens after a two-week shutdown, and this former Disney star twerked live at the VMAs (Miley Cyrus Clip)  

2nd break clues: Edward Snowden leaks classified NSA info, Microsoft releases the Xbox One, and this movie hits theaters (Wolf of Wall Street Clip)  

Answer: 2013  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) 52 people were arrested for storming the Capitol yesterday after a crowd of Trump supporters overwhelmed Capitol police. One woman died after being shot and three others died following medical emergencies during the riot. Afterwards the House and Senate returned to the capitol and worked through the night to confirm Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. All four living Presidents and leaders from around the world condemned the capitol breach. Turns out there’s a downside to spreading misinformation.  

2) We now have 52 confirmed cases of the UK variant in the US. In total 253,145 new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday. In an open letter to Biden, a group of US physicians urged his incoming administration to manufacture and mail high-filtration masks to homes across America. So far 5.3 million vaccine shots have been administered in the US. As “Operation Eventually” continues.  

3) Facebook and Instagram followed Twitter’s lead temporarily blocking Trump from posting. Yesterday Twitter suspended the President’s account from posting for 12 hours. Facebook and Instagram quickly followed suit for a full 24 hours. The social networks cited their platform’s Civic Integrity policy and his false claims about election results. No word from MySpace.  

4) A Texas woman jumped on the hood of a moving car to save a stolen bulldog. Alize James was working at a pet store in Harris County Texas when she was approached by a couple looking to purchase a $10,000 bulldog. When she turned around, the couple took off with the dog and she jumped into action, diving onto the hood of their and riding for ten minutes to save the stolen puppy. Hopefully they give her a raise and a psych evaluation.  

5) A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that people looking to improve their gastrointestinal health should eat more avocados. The study found that eating avocados daily can drastically improve a person’s overall gut health. And hopefully counterbalance the two pounds of Queso I consume weekly.  

How Do You Eat Your Oreos?  

Oreo just announced they are releasing a strawberry frosted donut flavor in March. The new cookies will be filled with two layers of crème filling, one with rainbow sprinkles. What’s your preferred Oreo eating method, do you twist them apart, dunk them in milk, dunk them in coffee, eat them one bite at a time or all at once? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s Your Preferred Oreo Eating Method?  

Twist them apart  

Dunk them in milk  

Dunk them in coffee  

Eat them one bite at a time  

Eat them all at once  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep January 6, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the latest on the Georgia Senate races  

The balance of power in the Senate appears to have shifted after yesterday’s two critical Georgia Senate races. Most major networks have projected that Reverend Raphael Warnock has defeated incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler by a narrow margin. Plus, Democratic challenger Jon Osoff leads Republican David Perdue by 16,000 votes with the outstanding votes coming from Democratic-leaning areas (COULD BE CALLED AT ANY SECOND). So, no pressure Georgia but the whole world is watching. (Additional out) Depending on which network you’re watching.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this rap icon has been hospitalized  

Dr. Dre was hospitalized yesterday after suffering a brain aneurysm. The 55-year old rapper and producer received medical treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA but has since reassured fans he is “doing great” and he’ll be “out of the hospital and back home soon.” His former NWA alum Ice Cube tweeted, “Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre.” Missy Elliot said, “Prayers up for Dr. Dre and his family for healing and strength.”  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, where a naked fugitive was rescued  

A naked fugitive was rescued from crocodile infested waters by two Australian fishermen. Cam Faust and Kevin Joiner were in a small boat laying crab traps near Darwin when they heard a man crying for help. The man turned out to be naked 40-year-old Luke Voskresensky who had been living off snails in the mangroves for four days after skipping out on his bail and getting lost on his way to a New Year’s Eve party. Yet another reason why Australia is the Florida of countries. (Additional Out) ‘We missed you at the party Luke,’ ‘Yea sorry about that I was naked in the swamp eating snails.’  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the new date for the Grammy’s  

The Grammy’s have been postponed until March due to Covid-19. The event had been set to take place at the Staples Center in LA January 31st with Trevor Noah hosting. However, the recent surge in cases in Los Angeles caused organizers to move the date back to March 14th.  Meaning I have another couple months to throw together my Regional Roots Folk Music Album. (Additional out) Giving all of us more time to explain to our parents who all these artists are.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: A video is going viral online of a Door Dash driver in New Jersey confronting a customer over their tip. The frustrated driver freaks out and threatens to take back the food because she felt the $8 tip wasn’t enough. What do you think, what should you tip a Door Dash driver?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who was the last one of these to win this? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy, an award that typically goes to college quarterbacks. Who was the last receiver to win the Heisman?  

A: Desmond Howard  

B: Randy Moss  

C: Odell Beckham Jr.  

Answer: A, Devonta Smith is the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Michigan’s Desmond Howard won thirty years ago back in 1991. Coincidentally the same year we all wore parachute pants for ten minutes before realizing how ridiculous they look.  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I’ll give you riddle clues about a place, person or thing and the first person to guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it I’ll give you more clues.  

Hint: Thing  

Clue 1: Invented in the 13th century  

Clue 2: 64% of Americans wear these  

Clue 3: Get you back to 20/20  

Answer: Eyeglasses  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The balance of power in the Senate appears to have shifted after yesterday’s two critical Georgia Senate races. Most major networks have projected that Reverend Raphael Warnock has defeated incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler by a narrow margin. Plus, Democratic challenger Jon Osoff leads Republican David Perdue by 16,000 votes with the outstanding votes coming from Democratic-leaning areas (COULD BE CALLED AT ANY SECOND). So, no pressure Georgia but the whole world is watching.  

2) Dr. Dre was hospitalized yesterday after suffering a brain aneurysm. The 55-year old rapper and producer received medical treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA but has since reassured fans he is “doing great” and he’ll be “out of the hospital and back home soon.” His former NWA alum Ice Cube tweeted, “Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre.” Missy Elliot said, “Prayers up for Dr. Dre and his family for healing and strength.”  

3) A naked fugitive was rescued from crocodile infested waters by two Australian fishermen. Cam Faust and Kevin Joiner were in a small boat laying crab traps near Darwin when they heard a man crying for help. The man turned out to be naked 40-year-old Luke Voskresensky who had been living off snails in the mangroves for four days after skipping out on his bail and getting lost on his way to a New Year’s Eve party. Yet another reason why Australia is the Florida of countries.  

4) The Grammy’s have been postponed until March due to Covid-19. The event had been set to take place at the Staples Center in LA January 31st with Trevor Noah hosting. However, the recent surge in cases in Los Angeles caused organizers to move the date back to March 14th.  Meaning I have another couple months to throw together my Regional Roots Folk Music Album.  

5) Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy, an award that typically goes to college quarterbacks. In fact, Devonta Smith is the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Michigan’s Desmond Howard won thirty years ago back in 1991. Coincidentally the same year we all wore parachute pants for ten minutes before realizing how ridiculous they look.  

What Should You Tip a DoorDash Driver?  

A video is going viral online of a Door Dash driver in New Jersey confronting a customer over their tip. The frustrated driver freaks out and threatens to take back the food because she felt the $8 tip wasn’t enough. Consumer Reports recommends tipping 20% of the bill or $3 to $5, whichever is higher. What do you think, what should you tip a Door Dash driver? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What should you tip a DoorDash driver?  

10%  

15%  

20%  

A flat $3 to $5  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep January 5, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, when we’ll see the first results from today’s crucial Georgia Senate races  

The first polls close at 7pm Eastern Time tonight in the Georgia Senate race the entire country is watching. If Republicans win one of the two races then Mitch McConnell will keep control of the Senate, Democrats need both for Chuck Schumer to take over and give the Democrats the House, the Senate and the White House. Most polls show the Democratic candidates to have a slight lead, but essentially it’s a tossup. Because none of us trust polls anymore after they’ve been way off for the past two major elections. (Additional out) So tune into the news tonight to see seven hours of speculating that culminates in “it’s too close to call.”  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, McDonald’s fires the next shot in the Chicken Sandwich Wars  

McDonald’s launches an offensive in the Chicken Sandwich Wars with three new sandwiches. The new menu items include the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, topped with pickles and served on a potato roll, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which adds spicy pepper sauce and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, which comes with lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. They’ll all be available nationally on February 24th. Then trashed on the internet on February 25th. (Additional out) For us all to try once before going back into our Chick-Fil-A and Popeye’s corners.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the US county where 1 in 5 people tested are showing up positive  

In Los Angeles County, 1 out of 5 people tested for Covid-19 are positive. Hospital beds in the county are now critically scarce. Elsewhere much of Europe is locking down, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a harsh lockdown across England that will last through the middle of February, Italy also imposed new lockdowns and Germany is considering extending restrictions. So far January is looking more like it belongs in 2020 than 2021. (Additional out) As our hangover from the longest year ever continues.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the star who helped keep Harry and Olivia’s romance a secret  

TV host James Corden helped Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde keep their new romance a secret. The couple spent time alone together at Corden’s nearby house while filming a movie together in Palm Springs. Yesterday news broke of the new celebrity couple after pictures emerged of the two holding hands at a wedding over the weekend. Their romance is so new they don’t even have a terrible celebrity couple mashup name yet. (Additional Out) This further proves my theory that James Corden is the nicest guy in Hollywood.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The Mediterranean diet was named the best diet for 2021 according to rankings compiled by US News & World Report. It’s the fourth year in a row the plant-based diet with a moderate amount of poultry and dairy came in at number one. The DASH diet, which stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension and the Flexitarian diet, which encourages being a vegetarian most of the time, came in second and third. What popular diet do you prefer if any?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what’s the biggest one of these of all time? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing jackpot stands at a whopping 432-million-dollars. Although that’s a ridiculous amount of money, we’ve had bigger. How much was the biggest lottery prize of all time?  

A: $758 million  

B: $1.258 billion  

C: $1.586 billion  

Answer: C, the 1.586 billion-dollar Powerball drawing from January 13, 2016 remains history’s biggest lottery prize. That’s quit your job, buy an island, get all new friends, kind of money.  

[DIY Feature] Knockout Trivia Tuesday: I’ll ask a question on air, if you call in and correctly answer it you’ll have twenty seconds to answer three more questions to win ________. If no one gets it, we’ll move on to round 2.  

Round 1:  

General question: How many US states border the Gulf of Mexico? (Five)  

Follow up questions:  

What’s the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot? (Pirouette)  

What American averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life? (Thomas Edison)  

What has a diameter of 8,000 miles? (Earth)  

Round 2:  

General question: Who played Rachel Green in Friends? (Jennifer Aniston)  

Follow up questions:  

What is the only American state that begins with the letter ‘p’? (Pennsylvania)  

What BBC series about old collectibles has been on air since 1977? (Antiques Roadshow)  

Who did the New Orleans Pelicans select with the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft? (Zion Williamson)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The first polls close at 7pm Eastern Time tonight in the Georgia Senate race the entire country is watching. If Republicans win one of the two races then Mitch McConnell will keep control of the Senate, Democrats need both for Chuck Schumer to take over and give the Democrats the House, the Senate and the White House. Most polls show the Democratic candidates to have a slight lead, but essentially it’s a tossup. So tune into the news tonight to see seven hours of speculating that culminates in “it’s too close to call.”  

2) McDonald’s launches an offensive in the Chicken Sandwich Wars with three new sandwiches. The new menu items include the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, topped with pickles and served on a potato roll, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which adds spicy pepper sauce and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, which comes with lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. They’ll all be available nationally on February 24th. For us all to try once before going back into our Chick-Fil-A and Popeye’s corners.  

3) In Los Angeles County, 1 out of 5 people tested for Covid-19 are positive. Hospital beds in the county are now critically scarce. Elsewhere much of Europe is locking down, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a harsh lockdown across England that will last through the middle of February, Italy also imposed new lockdowns and Germany is considering extending restrictions. So far January is looking more like it belongs in 2020 than 2021.  

4) TV host James Corden helped Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde keep their new romance a secret. The couple spent time alone together at Corden’s nearby house while filming a movie together in Palm Springs. Yesterday news broke of the new celebrity couple after pictures emerged of the two holding hands at a wedding over the weekend. Their romance is so new they don’t even have a terrible celebrity couple mashup name yet.  

5) Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing jackpot stands at a whopping 432-million-dollars. Although that’s a ridiculous amount of money, we’ve had bigger. The 1.586 billion-dollar Powerball drawing from January 13, 2016 remains history’s biggest lottery prize. That’s quit your job, buy an island, get all new friends, kind of money.  

What’s Your Favorite Diet?  

The Mediterranean diet was named the best diet for 2021 according to rankings compiled by US News & World Report. It’s the fourth year in a row the plant-based diet with a moderate amount of poultry and dairy came in at number one. The DASH diet, which stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension and the Flexitarian diet, which encourages being a vegetarian most of the time, came in second and third. What popular diet do you prefer if any? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s your favorite diet?  

Mediterranean  

DASH  

Flexitarian  

Vegitarian  

Vegan  

Keto  

Paleo  

Atkins  

Weight Watchers  

Gluten free  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep January 4, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, another Trump call leaked  

Yesterday the Washington Post published audio from a call President Trump had with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger on Saturday where he told him to “find 11,780” votes to overturn the election results. The call has raised alarm bells with Democratic and Republican leaders and Carl Bernstein has called it ‘far worse than watergate.’ Never a good sign when it only takes a day for people to leak your phone calls. (Additional out) But it kind of loses its impact the fifth time you compare something the president has done to watergate.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, who the oddsmakers favor in the national championship game  

Alabama is favored by a touchdown over Ohio State in the College Football National Championship game. The Crimson Tide beat Notre Dame Friday and Ohio State defeated number two Clemson in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the big game. The College Football national championship game is scheduled for January 11th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Ohio State has proved once again that anything is possible provided you’re overwhelmingly favored by the selection committee. (Additional out) Spoiler alert, the guy from that terrible Aflac commercial will win his eighth national championship.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a court has ruled this guy can't be extradited  

A British court ruled against a US request to extradite Julian Assange to America. The 49-year-old Wikileaks founder has been charged in the US under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables. The British judge who ruled in his favor called the extradition request ‘oppressive’ by reason of Assange’s mental health. Which is lucky for him because he doesn’t look like he’d fare well in an American prison. (Additional out) I’m assuming it’s retribution for us sending back Piers Morgan.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, where a 4 bedroom/2 bath/7 jail cell home is up for sale  

A home with seven fully functional jail cells has hit the market in Vermont. The home located in Guildhall, Vermont served as the Essex County Jail back in the late 60s. So, the four bedroom, two bath home comes with seven jail cells complete with barred windows. They’re asking $149,000 for it. A small price to pay to make your friends and family think you’re into some seriously kinky stuff. (Additional Out) Something tells me they should probably run a background check on anyone who makes an offer on it.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: NBC’s Chris Collinsworth ripped into the Eagles on National TV last night for openly tanking against Washington to get a better draft pick. In the middle of a competitive game head coach Doug Pederson took out QB Jalen Hurts and put in the 3rd string QB Nate Sudfeld, who immediately struggled. Giants fans were especially enraged because a Philly win would’ve sent them to the playoffs. What do you think, should the NFL punish the Eagles for tanking?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these are in this world record holder? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] A quarter pound diamond that takes up half the wearer’s hand has broken the Guinness World Record for the number of diamonds on a ring. How many diamonds are on the record breaking ring?  

A: 1,263  

B: 12,638  

C: 126,382  

Answer: B, the over the top ring named the Marigold, or “The Ring of Prosperity”, has 12,638 diamonds on it. I just feel sorry for the guy who drew the short straw at Guinness and had to count them.  

[DIY Feature] Name that Movie Monday: I’ll give you a clue and play a short clip, the first person to call in and correctly identify the movie wins ________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to another clue and a slightly longer clip.  

Clue #1: Set in 1880 Arizona  

Clue #2: Wyatt Earp  

Clue #3: Val Kilmer steals the show  

Answer: Tombstone  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Yesterday the Washington Post published audio from a call President Trump had with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger on Saturday where he told him to “find 11,780” votes to overturn the election results. The call has raised alarm bells with Democratic and Republican leaders and Carl Bernstein has called it ‘far worse than watergate.’ But it kind of loses its impact the fifth time you compare something the president has done to watergate.  

2) Alabama is favored by a touchdown over Ohio State in the College Football National Championship game. The Crimson Tide beat Notre Dame Friday and Ohio State defeated number two Clemson in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the big game. The College Football national championship game is scheduled for January 11th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Ohio State has proved once again that anything is possible provided you’re overwhelmingly favored by the selection committee.  

3) A British court ruled against a US request to extradite Julian Assange to America. The 49-year-old Wikileaks founder has been charged in the US under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables. The British judge who ruled in his favor called the extradition request ‘oppressive’ by reason of Assange’s mental health. I’m assuming it’s retribution for us sending back Piers Morgan.  

4) A home in Vermont with seven fully functional jail cells has hit the market. The home located in Guildhall, Vermont served as the Essex County Jail back in the late 60s. So, the four bedroom, two bath home comes with seven jail cells complete with barred windows. They’re asking $149,000 for it. A small price to pay to make your friends and family think you’re into some seriously kinky stuff.  

5) A quarter pound diamond that takes up half the wearer’s hand has broken the Guinness World Record for the number of diamonds on a ring. The over the top ring named the Marigold, or “The Ring of Prosperity”, has 12,638 diamonds on it. I just feel sorry for the guy who drew the short straw at Guinness and had to count them.  

Should the NFL Punish the Eagles for Tanking?  

NBC’s Chris Collinsworth ripped into the Eagles on National TV last night for openly tanking against Washington to get a better draft pick. In the middle of a competitive game head coach Doug Pederson took out QB Jalen Hurts and put in the 3rd string QB Nate Sudfeld, who immediately struggled. Giants fans were especially enraged because a Philly win would’ve sent them to the playoffs. What do you think, should the NFL punish the Eagles for tanking? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Should the NFL punish the Eagles for tanking?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep December 31, 2020 

NOTE: There’ll be no prep tomorrow because of the holiday. Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, dancing robots  

Go to our website to watch Boston Dynamics robots dance to ‘Do You Love Me’. In the stunning dance video that celebrates an incredible engineering achievement while advertising for the robots company, four of their robots perform fully choreographed dance moves to The Countours’ hit “Do You Love Me.’ That way it’ll be cute when they dance on our graves after the robot apocalypse. (Additional out) So we may have botched the pandemic but at least we have dancing robots.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Apple and TikTok remove this party app  

Vybe Together, an app that allows people to arrange and attend parties has been taken down by Apple and TikTok. The app has been removed for violating community guidelines about virus misinformation. Vybe Together’s slogan is “Get your rebel on. Get your party on.” While ignoring all scientific evidence and medical advice. (Additional out) Easy fix, just add, ‘Once you’ve been vaccinated, put on a mask and pass a temperature check’.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, when minimum wage will go up in twenty states  

Starting tomorrow the minimum wage will increase in twenty US states. The increase ranges from an 8 cents an hour in Minnesota to a $1.50 increase per hour in New Mexico. California will raise their minimum wage for employers with 26 or more workers to $14 per hour, the highest state-wide baseline in the country. Nice work Minnesota, I’m sure that extra eight cents an hour will make a huge difference. (Additional out) Just a dollar less than the number Bernie yells at us every election cycle.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, according to multiple studies this is the most important quality for happy relationships  

Psychological flexibility is the most important quality for happy relationships. That’s based on the findings from a recent review of 174 separate studies that included nearly 44,000 participants in long term relationships. Psychological flexibility means ‘contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.’ Probably not a good sign that I don’t understand what any of that means. (Additional Out) And if that doesn’t work, just compliment them, do the dishes and hope for the best.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Today is New Year’s Eve, time to make our New Year’s resolutions. Studies show less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions for more than 30 days. The most common include exercise more, lose weight, get organized, learn a new skill or hobby, live life to the fullest, save money, quit smoking and spend more time with family and friends. Do you have a New Year’s resolution, if so what is it, and how do you plan on keeping it?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what does this traditional song mean? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] The song we’ll all sing tonight when the clock strikes midnight, “Auld Lang Syne”, dates back to a Scottish poem published 220 years ago by Robert Burns. What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ translate to?  

A: Help us move on  

B: Old long since  

C: Never make us cry  

Answer: B, the phrase itself translates to ‘old long since’ but the way the phrase is used in Burn’s poem roughly translates to ‘for the sake of old times’. I always thought it meant and ‘Nobody knows any other words.’  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues.  

1st break clues: The Branch Dividians clashed with the ATF in Waco, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public, and this movie roared into theaters (Jurassic Park Clip)  

2nd break clues: Beanie Babies are launched, Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP for the 3rd straight year, and this guy is sworn in as President (Clinton Sax Clip)  

Answer: 1993  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Click here to watch Boston Dynamics robots dance to ‘Do You Love Me’. In the stunning dance video that celebrates an incredible engineering achievement while advertising for the robots company, four of their robots perform fully choreographed dance moves to The Countours’ hit “Do You Love Me.’ That way it’ll be cute when they dance on our graves after the robot apocalypse.  

2) Vybe Together, an app that allows people to arrange and attend parties has been taken down by Apple and TikTok. The app has been removed for violating community guidelines about virus misinformation. Vybe Together’s slogan is “Get your rebel on. Get your party on.” While ignoring all scientific evidence and medical advice.  

3) Starting tomorrow the minimum wage will increase in twenty US states. The increase ranges from an 8 cents an hour in Minnesota to a $1.50 increase per hour in New Mexico. California will raise their minimum wage for employers with 26 or more workers to $14 per hour, the highest state-wide baseline in the country. Just a dollar less than the number Bernie yells at us every election cycle.  

4) Psychological flexibility is the most important quality for happy relationships. That’s based on the findings from a recent review of 174 separate studies that included nearly 44,000 participants in long term relationships. Psychological flexibility means ‘contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.’ Probably not a good sign that I don’t understand what any of that means.  

5) The song we’ll all sing tonight when the clock strikes midnight, “Auld Lang Syne”, dates back to a Scottish poem published 220 years ago by Robert Burns. The phrase ‘Auld Lang Syne’ itself translates to ‘old long since’ but the way the phrase is used in Burn’s poem roughly translates to ‘for the sake of old times’. I always thought it meant and ‘Nobody knows any other words.’  

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?  

Today is New Year’s Eve, time to make our New Year’s resolutions. Studies show less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions for more than 30 days. The most common include exercise more, lose weight, get organized, learn a new skill or hobby, live life to the fullest, save money, quit smoking and spend more time with family and friends. Do you have a New Year’s resolution, if so what is it, and how do you plan on keeping it? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

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(Web poll)  

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?  

Exercise more  

Lose weight  

Get organized  

Learn a new skill or hobby  

Live life to the fullest  

Save money  

Quit smoking  

Spend more time with family and friends  

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