Episode #107 – Backhoe Inception

Carrie and I recorded this episode on August 5th. My intention was to edit and post it that night before I began my 2-week sort-of tour to Orlando Nerd Fest 2014 and Gen Con Indy 2014, so you guys would have a new episode to tide you over until I got back. Well, due to being busy with preparations before and during both these events, that didn’t happen, and you’re getting this episode 2 weeks later, negating the whole point of trying to get the episode recorded before I left town. That’s the way the cookie’s best laid plans of mice and men, crumbles, uh, shit happens.

Anyway, in this episode, Carrie and Luke talk about what other things they’ve been up to all summer. Carrie moved her family into a new house, dyed her hair, marched in the Pride parade, sang Ren Faire music, took Alex to see the dentist, Muppets, hot-air balloons, and put out a new album. Meanwhile Luke began some sessions of serious therapy, went to Buffalo, learned CPR, saw both Rifftrax Sharknado and Monty Python at the movie theater, watched “Scrubs” in its entirety, and put out a new album.

This episode’s comedy tracks are by Paul & Storm, Worm Quartet, featuring Insane Ian, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Meghan Trainor, Twenty Trucks, Kermit the Frog & Rowlf the Dog, Scott Bradlee’s Saturday Morning Slow Jams, Rob Paravonian, Monty Python, Lazlo Bane, “Blasted Bill” Putt, Zach Braff & Donald Faison, Meatus Murder, Garden Fresh, & Epic Rap Battles Of History.

You can get Luke’s new album “4th Grade Talent Show” and Carrie’s new album “Sing All Funny Jokes” at our respective Bandcamp pages, assuming the image for this episode didn’t scare you so bad you had a massive heart attack and died.

Episode length: 2:01:04

Episode #106 – Luke & Stephanie’s Good Rapport

When Luke Ski’s ex-wife/best friend Stephanie called him to ask if he’d be willing to join her and her boyfriend Thor on a one-night trip to the Wisconsin Dells staying at the Wilderness Resort to celebrate her birthday on July 3rd, Luke said he’d do it on the condition that during the course of the day she’d be willing to let Luke turn on his Zoom H2 and record an episode of Bad Rapport with her which he’d save and post later in the month when he knew both he and Carrie would be too busy (finishing his album and moving into her new house, respectively) to get together to record an episode. So, that’s what this is.

The first two-thirds of the episode were recorded over dinner at Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grill, where Luke & Steph discuss many of their past road trips across the country, including the tour-chasing they did back during the “Running With Scissors” Tour. Speaking of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Luke & Steph also try to make some predictions as to just what songs will be in the polka medley on Al’s new album “Mandatory Fun”, which is available now. Spoiler alert: I do play one track from the new album in this episode, so if you’re trying to avoid spoilers, it’s the first track following the second segment, so skip ahead 4 minutes.

The final third of the episode is an audio travelogue of the main strip of the Wisconsin Dells, starting at the Mobil Station in front the entrance to the Kalahari Resort on Hwy 12 just north of I-90/94 Exit 92, following Wisconsin Dells Pkwy north. After 4 miles, they turn right onto WI-13 N/WI-16 E and head into the downtown area, where they made a discovery so epic that to go into any detail will spoil the podcast magic, ending their 5 mile journey at another Mobil Station at 802 Broadway.

Comedy and music tracks in this episode (besides the ones by the aforementioned Alfred) are by the great Luke Ski featuring Carrie Dahlby, Eminem, Raymond & Scum, Pat McCurdy, South Park, and Shawn Patterson & Sammy Allen. This episode brought to you by the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau. Okay it isn’t, but it might as well have been.

Episode length: 1:34:14

Episode #105 – FuMPFeST 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to think up clever titles for these episodes, and sometimes it just makes sense to title the episode after its primary subject matter. This is both of those times in one. The FuMP .com‘s first convention of its own, “FuMPFeST 2014” is in the history books, and it went really freakin’ well. The first part of this episode was recorded live on stage at FuMPFeST during the Podcast Panel, and features appearances by Josh and Alex, making his live stage performance debut. The second part was recorded at Buca Di Beppo where for the first time ever, all 6 hosts of Luke & Carrie’s Bad Rapport, Blasted Bill & Moonbeam’s Pod Of Destiny, and the Flopcast all recorded a segment together, forming the “Bad Flop-port Of Destiny-cast”! After that, we skip ahead 2 weeks to when Carrie finally got a chance to sit down and review everything that happened at FuMPFeST from her point of view, with Luke interjecting with some highlights. To hear a full super-detailed account of FuMPFeST 2014, go listen to the FuMPcast Episode #211.

This episode features comedy tracks by the Sponge Awareness Foundation, Garden Fresh, Tony Goldmark, Power Salad, Logan Whitehurst, Worm Quartet, Robert Lund & Spaff, Moonbeam, Carrie Dahlby, Insane Ian, Spike Jones, the great Luke Ski, and Kranken Welpen. Please leave us comments on this and our other recent episodes, and we will read them all in Episode #107. (And in case you missed it, go check out the MarsCon 2014 Boob Tree Card images we discussed on Episode #104, the images are now up there.) For right now, Carrie has to move into her new house and I have an album to finish, so we’ll talk to you all again next month, DEMONITES!

Episode length: 2:14:06

Episode #104 – Ritualistic Crud

It’s been 7-and-a-half weeks since the last episode of Bad Rapport, which I believe is the longest stretch of time we’ve gone without posting an episode since we started. I could list off all the things that kept us from having the time to record, edit, & post new episodes, but that would just waste futher time, and most you already know why anyway. One benefit of this expanse is that there are now 2 new Luke Ski songs that did not exist before our last episode. One done with Insane Ian, and one done with Carrie Dahlby, both of which are heard in this episode, along with comedy tracks by Chris Hardwick, Positude, Dino-Mike, Eddie Izzard, and TV’s Kyle featuring Lindsay Smith.

The first segment of this episode is our annual recap of the MarsCon “Boob Tree” game. I edited down our conversation to just the funniest parts, and if you’d like to see images of the cards we discussed, check out the comments for this episode.

The second and main part of this podcast was recorded on May 30th as Carrie and her husband Josh were driving out to, and back home from, their 5th Anniversary dinner at Vio Veneto, the restaurant at which they were married. Not many weddings have a bubble machine, a dance move called ‘the hyperactive flamingo’, and a full-blown dementia concert, but theirs did. Hear all about it, and wish Josh and Carrie a happy 5 years of blissful height discrepancy.

Episode length: 1:45:06

Episode #103 – Home Center Dubstep Sale

We’re back to our rebooted format for another episode where we recap everything we’ve been up to since the last time we recapped everything we’ve been up to. Can you say Sisyphus? Alex probably can, and he is heard in our first segment where Carrie tells us all the funny things he has said and done lately, including writing some new funny songs of his own. Luke tells us about Chi-Fi, taxes, his game plan for his 11th album, his mental heatlh and being the Easter Bunny. We also talk about the making of the music video for Power Salad’s “Corned Beef & Cabbage” done for his 50th birthday.

This episode’s tracks are by The MuppetsGarfunkel & OatesWhitney Avalon & Jonathan HurleyCircus Box 21Joe DolceTony GoldmarkSteven Universe, and My Parents Favorite Music featuring Leslie Rising. Luke also tells some caricature ignorance stories and they read your comments. So give us a listen, and don’t forget the horseradish now.

Episode length: 1:50:13

Episode #102 – Overreacting Is Your Jam

As much as I have been trying to stick with the new show format which would hopefully produce episodes that are about 90 minutes long with one third of that time being comedy music, some things just can’t be covered quickly. One of those things is our annual coverage of MarsCon, which is our only topic of conversation in this almost 3-hour long episode. This year’s MarsCon saw the return of Carrie Dahlby to the main stage for her own 30-minute concert, as well as Luke’s first performances of “Fake Adult” and “Because Of Bob”. Oh, and did we mention that Dr. Demento was there along with Meep Morp Studios, and that both Luke & Carrie were interviewed for the Dr. Demento documentary “Under The Smogberry Trees” which they are making? Yeah. That, and the whole rest of the weekend, was just incredible.

Among the MarsCon talk we have comedy tracks by Sparrow Folk, TV’s Kyle featuring Insane Ian and Austin Aeschliman, Ylvis, Devo Spice, Tina Fey & The Muppets, Carrie Dahlby, T.J. Miller featuring Bo Burnham, Patton Oswalt, The Confabulation Of Gentry, and Power Salad. So get comfortable and prepare to have your earholes filled with Luke Ski & Carrie Dahlby’s recap of the epicness that was MarsCon 2014.

Episode length: 2:57:59

Episode #101 – Healthy As A Healthy Horse

It’s been a whole 2 months since Luke & Carrie sat down at Apollo Grill to talk about what they have been up to lately. There’s so much to discuss that we decided to put off our recap of MarsCon 2014 and Luke’s FAWM album until our next episode. We recorded 3 segments, which once I started editing this episode made more sense to present in our old episode format. So this one’s just over 2 hours, but it has a lot of great music by the likes of the great Luke Ski, T.J. Miller with various guests, Mike Phirman, Thomas The Tank Engine, Carrie Dahlby featuring Wyngarde, Chris Hardwick & Paul Williams, Tegan & Sara featuring the Lonely Island, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, and the Muppets as we review their latest theatrical feature film, “Muppets Most Wanted”.

Alex makes an appearance in our opening segment, and we talk about his 2nd birthday party and his disdain for people who change the lyrics to songs he likes. Don’t worry, I’m sure he’ll come around on that issue before long. Be sure to leave us comments for this episode, as well as for Episode 100, which at the time I’m writing this only had ONE comment. WTF, y’all? So please leave us comments here, at Episode #100’s page, and on our phone hotline 916-LUKE-SKI, goddammit.

Episode length: 2:09:33


Episode #100 – Live At MarsCon 2014

The numeric prophecy has come to pass, finally justifying my labeling our first episode as “#001”. Lunging forth through the darkness of the internet, our digital audio warhammer has smashed through the barrier separating double digits from triple digits, for after four years, four months, and twenty-six days, the fortnightly-ish podcast known as “Luke & Carrie’s Bad Rapport” has finally arrived at EPISODE 100!!!

This episode was recorded live at MarsCon 2014 as a part of the Dementia Track festivities, and features an audience made of people, our first physical evidence that our show actually has such a thing. You’ll hear many familiar voices in the crowd of this episode, as well as hearing a handful of highlights from past episodes of “LCBR”, as I have always abbreviated it.

The music for this momentus episode comes from Adam English of Ookla The Mok, Wayne & Garth, Mystery Science Theater 3000, T.J. Miller, Flat 29, The Toy Dolls, and three tracks by the great Luke Ski from his new 27-minute-long album “Because Of Bob: Luke Ski’s Kickstarter FAWM album (songs I wrote about people for money)”, which is available physically (for now) and digitally (forever) at LukeSki.bandcamp.com.

Our first episode was titled “Our Motto: Shoot For Tolerable”. So Carrie and Luke put it to you, the listener, did we succeed? Has this show been tolerable, nay, even entertaining? Or has this show devolved even further into a colossal waste of everyone’s time? After listening to this episode, please leave us a comment and let us know. Some congratulatory phone calls to 916-LUKE-SKI would be particularly welcome. No matter what you think of what this show has become, it is undenyable that it still exists, which is at least partially your fault. So take ownership of that by leaving a comment or a voice message, and we’ll see you all at #101, unless all your messages are advising us to stop.

Episode length: 1:39:59

Episode #099 – Naked Kiddo

We didn’t have the time to make another full-fledged episode in the midst our preparations for MarsCon 2014, so Luke & Carrie make appearances at the very beginning and the very end of the episode, sandwiching a huge block of comedy music. In our beginning segment, we have a special appearance by Moonbeam of “The Pod Of Destiny” recorded at Alex’s 2nd birthday party (as well as some classic stand-up from Dana Carvey), and at the end Carrie and Luke read your comments from episodes 97 & 98.

This episode’s comedy music tracks are by Ookla The Mok, Devo Spice, TV’s Kyle, The Lonely Island, Tony Goldmark, Schaffer The Darklord, and the soundtrack of “Frozen”. Check the first comment on this episode to see a list of all the songs made in 2013 which we played on Bad Rapport, to serve as inspiration for songs you could suggest for potential nomination for the 2014 Logan Awards at the Open Nomination form page, here: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form This year, Luke Ski is a Juror for the Logan Awards, so let him know which funny tunes you think are Logan-Award-worthy by filling out the form today! Deadline is April 3rd.

Speaking of Comments, our next episode is EPISODE #100! We want you to ask Luke & Carrie some EPIC QUESTIONS so we can answer them when we record Episode #100 live at MarsCon 2014! So leave your questions for us as a COMMENT for this episode before Sunday March 9th at Noon CST, and we’ll answer them live in front of our studio audience! Until next time, we’ll see you on the other side of the triple-digit threshold!

Episode length: 52:35

Episode #098 – Odd New Wave 2

I am currently trying to write at least 9 songs for February Album Writing Month, so I really don’t have the time to write up a pithy description for this episode. In it we do ‘Let’s Call Ken’ and Ken says stuff about things. Then Carrie tells us what she’s been up to, including imagining “Rocky Horror” as performed by the characters from “Thomas The Tank Engine”. She also tells some cute stories about Alex that prove that he’s developing a keen sense of taste when it comes to pre-school television.

The music in this episode is a follow up to Episode #67 where I played nothing but ‘Odd New Wave’ songs from the 80’s for no reason whatsoever. So go watch that awesome new Radio Shack Super Bowl commercial again and breakdance to these radical tracks by Styx, Devo, Art Of Noise, The Nails, Peter Schilling, Oingo Boingo, Herbie Hancock, Talking Heads, and the Stray Cats. Gnarly.

Episode Length: 1:32:40