Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The (Relatively) Complete Travis Rodgers Collection

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, will mark the last national episode of Travis Rodgers Now. If you don't know why that's heartbreaking news, you're free to move on to other web content. If you're like me and will miss this humorous and irreverent look at the absurd world of sports and pop culture, there's unfortunately nothing we can do to bring it back. But perhaps the link at the bottom of this post may provide some solace when we're jonesing for Trav's unique voice.

For the past five years or so, I have been collecting some of Travis's best bits and opinion pieces from his radio show. I've also recorded and saved every "Friday Facts" segment with Brian Beckner since September 16, 2011. At first, it was just a way for me to catch up with his show at a time more convenient for me (he was often on the air while I was busy at work). Along the way, it just became a force of habit. I was able to record a segment, edit it down and import it to iTunes before halftime of the Bulls game was over. Now that I've taken stock of what I've done over the years, I see a collection of 566 tracks from Travis and Beckner totalling over five gigabytes in size and over four days of audio. I can't guarantee your favorite bits will be there but you will find some truly hilarious observations in the .zip collection of audio files.

All of Travis' segments are described through their .mp3 file names. What you see is what you get. All of the "Friday Facts" segments are named after the date the segment aired. I know it can be a little difficult to track what is being discussed in 190 "Friday Facts" segments, so there is a "Friday Facts Log" .doc file included in the .zip. I still need to update the file with the last couple of months or so of segments. I'll let you know when that's updated.

Again, this file is over 5 GB large, so if you do choose to download it, I implore you: download it on a computer! If you try to open this on your mobile device, the device will blow up. But I think it'll be worth it to sort through five years of Travis Rodgers Now history, reliving some of your favorite moments and perhaps discovering some stuff you didn't know you missed. So check it all out in the Dropbox link below!

Download The (Relatively) Complete Travis Rodgers Collection here.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Official 2015 #CommercialGirlDraft Board

It's that time again. The stage is set for the fourth annual Commercial Girl Draft. For those not familiar with the #CGD, this is the event where a select few television fans come together and pay tribute to the talented ladies who appear on the commercials that interrupt our sporting events and sitcoms. As always, we appreciate the individuals about to be "drafted" for being good sports (if unwitting good sports) and want to foster an environment of respect and good will.

You can keep up with the 2015 #CommercialGirlDraft by following @DSteinLive on Twitter. You can also bookmark and revisit this post as the draft board below will be updated throughout the next two days with picks, links, and perhaps a few surprises along the way.

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2015 #CommercialGirlDraft board:

1GregDienerAT&T New iPhone Zero Down Customer
2MastTerBaseCialis Photo Booth Woman
3DuncansteinGap "Dress Normal" Commercial Dancer
4DolamiteDOikos Full House Reunion Ad
5Rights_of_BillPlanet Fitness Grey Top "Hot Girl"
6SteveintheKTCosmopolitan Hotel Dancer
7TFPWillEatAudi "Carl" Redhead from the End
8JoeinBugahaNCAA "Who's In" Alabama Fan
9JoeinBugahaU.S. Bank Helmet Buying Redhead
10TheFrancisPablo1st Girl Best Buy Maggie Takes a Selfie with
11SteveintheKTSouthwest Dancing Bridesmaid
12Rights_of_BillHyundai Super Bowl "Flirt" Commercial Girl
13DolamiteDLyndsey Doolen: Dairy Queen "Opera"
14DuncansteinAshleigh LaThrop: Liberty Mutual "Accident Forgiveness"
15MastTerBaseOsphena Brunette
16GregDienerNavy Federal Credit Union Car Negotiator
17GregDienerShrieking Girl with Glasses in Judy Greer Sprint Ad
18MastTerBaseLibby Collins: Poise Pads and Liners "Insanity" Spokeswoman
19DuncansteinSears "Late for the Movie" Blonde
20DolamiteDLaura Maust: Mitsubishi "New Beauty" Ad
21Rights_of_BillRemote Starter Wife: Buick "Airport Landing"
22SteveintheKTAlex Hanson: Colgate Optic White "Sand Dollar"
23TFPWillEatSketchers Go Walk 2 Blonde
24JoeinBugahaBud Light "Up for Whatever" Twin #1

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Deal Express #1: Links and Notes

Welcome to a grand new era of The Deal Podcast, where I do quick solo minisodes and upload them at my leisure. As always, you can listen to back episodes at thedealpodcast.libsyn.com, RSS thedealpodcast.libsyn.com/rss, or just bookmark this site. Also remember to send your tweets to @Duncanstein and E-mail TheDealPodcast@yahoo.com. Let's get to it!

Canadian man suffers a tragic injury.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Deal Podcast Episode 10: Links and Notes

I'm running low on time but we know the deal by now: listen up there. Tweet over here: (@Duncanstein). Back episodes over there: thedealpodcast.libsyn.com. RSS up at thedealpodcast.libsyn.com/rss. And see what we talk about down here:

7-Eleven's new hipsterfied item
Georgia's controversial ban
Roundtable Guests:

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Deal Podcast Episode 9: Links and Notes

It's the triumphant return of The Deal Podcast! For those who might have forgotten the routine, use the player above to listen to episode 9 or go directly to the podcast site at thedealpodcast.libsyn.com. Don't forget to add us to your iTunes and RSS feed by using thedealpodcast.libsyn.com/rss. We love interaction on The Deal so send your tweets to @Duncanstein or E-mail TheDealPodcast@yahoo.com. If you'd like to follow along to the stuff mentioned in this episode just use the links below:

Man sues stripper he considered himself in "a relationship" with.
Woman threatens to shoot everyone at a Burger King over a Cinnabon.
Interview guest: @diarrhea.
Tennessee town fines people for wearing saggy pants.
The Baller Lifestyle Podcast
Scriptnotes Podcast
Sklarbro Country
Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed by A Pisano
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Deal Podcast Episode 8: Links and Notes

Call your friends, call your neighbors. It's episode 8 of The Deal Podcast. Use the player above to listen or go to the podcast website directly at thedealpodcast.libsyn.com. Remember to add The Deal Podcast to your RSS reader or iTunes so you never miss an episode at thedealpodcast.libsyn.com/rss. As always you can send your reactions/questions/comments/sexy selfies to @Duncanstein on Twitter or via E-mail to TheDealPodcast@yahoo.com. If you want to follow along to the stuff we cover this week use the links below:

Houston--I repeat--HOUSTON high school teacher gets in trouble for birthday celebration.
Massachusetts state government passes a bill announcing a new State Sandwich.
Taylor Swift's Nashville Predators commercial.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Deal Podcast Episode 7: Links and Notes

Hot off the presses, it's the newest episode of The Deal! Use the player above to listen or point your browser over to thedealpodcast.libsyn.com to check it out. You can also add The Deal to iTunes or your favorite feed reader by using the address thedealpodcast.libsyn.com/rss. As always we enjoy hearing from you! So shoot a tweet over to @Duncanstein or email TheDealPodcast@yahoo.com. And if you'd like to follow along with the stories we cover in the show you can use the links below.

High schooler gets suspended for asking Miss America to prom
A delicious Craigslist ad
Guest interview: @ctemple75