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Ready Set Blow Podcast with Randy Valerio and Chase Abel

The Ready Set Blow Podcast is brought to you each and every Wednesday by Chase Abel and Randy Valerio. Randy and Chase are two guys cut from a different cloth, but ultimately tied together by the same thread - comedy. Randy Valerio, who started comedy in Boston, is an LA-based comedian born and raised in Queens, NY. Chase Abel is Boston-based comedian originally hailing from Eritrea, East Africa. The two try to make sense of their lives and the world around them each and every week by sharing crazy ideas, news, stories, and their adventures with their listeners. You can email the show at rsbpodcast@gmail.com for inquires, sponsorship, or just to drop a note or share a thought. Social Media: Instagram: @randyvalerio, @chaseabel, @readysetblowpodcast Facebook: facebook.com/pg/rsbpodcast, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54 Twitter: @randytvalerio, @chaseabel1, @readysetblowpodcast
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Dec 27, 2017

They boys are back from their trips home for Christmas. They dive right into an intense discussion about pop tarts. Randy shares with Chase some of his ideas on how to "hack" Christmas. Chase gives Randy the rundown of his time at a trap music concert. The fellas finish up with the current events - people are morally outraged by those who chose not to have kids, Apple's new facial recognition software is racist, and NBC is forcing employees to rat on each other

Outro: Gino Vannelli - Appalosa

Dec 20, 2017

The boys are joined this week by Hedi McLaughlin, a Boston comic who you can check out every Thursday night at the Hideout and every Friday night at Beacon St. Locale. They jump right into Hedi's beginnings in comedy, his influences, and the growing pains starting out. The conversation evolves into a discussion on censorship and the policing other comedians acts...thought crimes are not actual crimes! The gang moves on to talk about youth culture and technology's impact on it. They wrap up the show with the current events - A Canadian bank steals a man's inheritance, Jerry Richardson being forced to sell the Carolina Panthers, and George Clooney being the best friend anyone can have. Be sure to check out Hedi's new animated short series on Oyez Court (Insta: OyezCourt, YouTube:Oyez Court Cartoon)

Outro: Pete Rock - Grown Man Sport

Tags: Queens, NYC, Oyez, Cartoon, censorship, Panthers, inheritance, Clooney

Dec 14, 2017

Chase and Randy are joined by guest “Grandmaster” Mike (last name withheld to protect the innocent) in this special Ep. 53. Warning: adult content and situations are discussed, so listener discretion is advised. Mike is a fan of the RSB Podcast, entrepreneur, aspiring pornstar, story teller…and just a person looking for some direction like the rest of us. He sat down with us to talk about crashing weddings, his experience at a premier Boston sex club, ponzi schemes and getting hustled at strip joints.  We close out the show giving Mike some podcasting advice.

Outro: T-Pain - I'm in luv (wit a stripper)

Tags: wedding, crashing, sex, club, orgy, pornstar, strippers, quincy, ponzi, scheme, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, holiday, party

Dec 12, 2017

Randy and Chase breakdown Randy's experience in Colombia. Chase updates Randy on how he procured his new winter jacket (spoiler alert: he did not pay full retail price). The fellas hit the news - VP Mike Pence is a rat, controversial art at MoMA, a UK man hides from his wife in the woods for a decade, and Wisconsin is trying to pass a law to drug test food stamp recipients. The boys wrap up the show with more questionable dating advice...they are batting a combined .067 with relationships, so it's definitely worth listening to 

 

Outro: Natti Natasha ft. Ozuna - Criminal

 

Tags: mondongo, kokoriko, colombia, medellin, cartagena, northface, snitch, rat, snitchface, VP, Pence, MoMA, criminal, relationships, dating

Dec 6, 2017

Randy opens the show by cooking another meal for Chase. They boys move on to talking about clever business ideas, like selling canned air and bottled water. Somehow, they get into a conversation about celebrity relationships and how Demi Moore has made more money by stealing it from men in divorce than she has made as a star actress. They hit the news - a TX congressman and his revenge porn allegations, high powered professionals smoking weed during work, and the sex scandals at the Massage Envy chain…”Shame” by Evelyn “Champagne” Williams

Nov 28, 2017

Chase opens the show by asking Randy if he can admit when he is wrong. They move on to a conversation about avoiding dating at the workplace. The fellas recap their thanksgiving weekend, which ended with seeing Chris Rock on his Blackout tour. Randy and Chase answer some deep questions from loyal listener Phyllis. The guys wrap up the show with the current events of the week - People are fleeing NYC, Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world worth $100 billion, and they go through a list of things 90’s kids didn’t know about the 90’s.

Nov 23, 2017

Randy opens the show by cooking a special pre-thanksgiving meal for Chase. Chase opens up about what he is thankful for, which is very little. After a quick update on Randy’s trip to Austin, the boys get into a conversation about hitting on women in the gym. Chase manages to squeeze in a few words about his Celtics and their hot streak. The two hit the current event for the week - Al Franken’s sexual misconduct, the Lavar Ball/Donald Trump beef, an anti-LGBTQ lawmaker got caught trolling for gay sex, and Reed College student’s being offended by Steve Martin’s “King Tut” bit

Nov 14, 2017

Randy is an officially a registered medical cannabis user! The boys go on a lengthy discussion of the health benefits of cannabis. As the weed lotion kicks in, the boys transition into a debate about who is more talented,  J. Lo or Meryl Streep. This leads to a discussion of the science of physical attraction and how social apps are using big data to exploit it. Chase some how ends up defending the pimping game. Randy shares his most recent #MeToo moment. The guys wrap up the show with the current events - Roger Goddell’s contract demands, Kentucky’s last abortion clinic is fighting to stay open, Trump wants to revoke Scientology’s tax-exempt status and the boys weigh in on the Louis C.K. story. 

Nov 8, 2017

Randy and Chase kick off the podcast recapping the Comics2Cure show, which was a huge success! Thanks to all that came out and the comics that performed! Chase got a message from a fan who was offended by one of his bits, so the boys break it down from a comic’s perspective. The guys talk a little bit about Randy’s family and the interesting ways they support his goals. The duo hit the week’s current events - eating farts can be good for your health, Hilary Clinton rigged the DNC, the Bush’s throw shade on Trump, and the fellas really break down a video where a woman slapped a cop and gets decked in return. 

Nov 3, 2017

You've seen him on Chappelle Show. You've seen him destroy comedy clubs all over the country. You've seen him on TMZ after a few cocktails...The fellas are joined by none other than Ashy Larry himself, Mr. Donnell Rawlings!!! The boys take a few minutes to chop it up with Donnell in the green room of Laugh Boston as he gets ready for the Comics 2 Cure benefit show. We talk about his start in comedy as a heckler, whether there is such a thing in comedy as "too soon", the Harvey Weinstein allegations and being a dad. You don't want to miss this one.

Nov 1, 2017

With Monday Night Football playing in the background, Randy opens the podcast talking about his love of violence in the game of football. Talk about the game on the field morphs into talking about the economic impact of football off the field. The guys move on to talk about doing favors and the concept of reciprocity. Chase talks about his days of break dance fighting in a dance crew. The fellas hit the current events for the week - Bob McNair (owner of the Houston Texans) and his foolish remarks, Paul Manifort gets indicted, a 10 year old boy stealing his parents car twice in one week, and bald men are perceived as more dominant.

Oct 25, 2017

In this week’s, episode, the fellas are joined by the hilarious Tricia Auld. The crew jumps right in and talks about the benefits of therapy, dating and hooking up with the people you work with, being “nice”, and Tricia’s journey (thus far) in comedy. Tricia even gives Chase some dating advice. Chase also opens up about his family history. If you like what you hear, you can find more about Tricia and her upcoming shows on her website www.triciaauld.com. #NeverBeenMoreSingle #hashwednesday #ReadySetBlowPodcast #Comedy #ButtStuff #OysterBay #Wine #Milano #MixedBabies #BornAgain #Laugh #Podcast #talkradio

Oct 18, 2017

Randy opens the show recounting his trip to Denver. A convo on Wesley Snipes-Woody Harrleson collaborations turns into a discussion on 90’s basketball movies. The fellas hit the current events - what your eating habits say about your personality, the new ninth planet, and pharmaceutical companies lobbying to make opioids harder for the DEA to regulate.

Oct 10, 2017

Randy and Chase open the show sharing their love of Denzel Washington movies. They move on to a follow-up conversation on the Equifax data breach and Sen. Elizabeth Warren taking the company’s CEO to task for their errors/extortion. Regular listener Olivia e-mails the show to better educate the guys on the term “toxic masculinity”. The fellas move on to some current events - Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations, Jerry Jones and sitting players who don’t stand for the anthem and Mike Pence staging a fake walk out at a Colts game. 

Oct 4, 2017

Randy and Chase open the show talking about the tragedy in Las Vegas and the empty rhetoric associated with it in the media. The guys move on to tackle the term “toxic masculinity” and how being a man isn’t so popular these days. They hit the news for the week - Harvard ban’s single sex groups on campus, the Trump administration’s anti-gay position as it relates to the DOJ and United Nations, and comedian Jimmy Tingle running for Lt. Governor. Don’t forget to get your tickets now for the Comics 2 Cure benefit show headlined by Donnell Rawlings at Laugh Boston on November 3 at 10pm. 

Sep 27, 2017

After another west coast hiatus, the boys are back. Randy reveals he has quit being a vegan (after the best seafood meal of his life) and Chase has quit smoking (again). The guys discuss the weddings they attended and reconnecting with old friends. Randy and Chase are forced to address the latest Trump beef with the NFL and the protesting during the national anthem. The boys hit the news - an update on the Equifax breach and what not to do in an Uber ride. Randy finishes out the show talking about some of his old jobs.

Sep 18, 2017

Chase opens the show wondering aloud about his friends sex habits. He then moves onto a gripping description of his own sexual style in college. After mercifully switching topics, Randy explains why he is not impressed with people using a fancy vocabulary. The fellas move on to a discussion about having an ego and balancing confidence vs. arrogance. Finally, the guys tackle the news for the week-Jamele Hill calling Trump a “white supremist”, the Pentagon is ignoring Trump’s climate change denial agenda, and facial recognition software than can determine if someone is gay.

Sep 13, 2017

The Boston comedy scene experienced the tragic loss of a great young comic, Nick O’Connor, over the weekend. Chase and Randy share their thoughts on the sad events and offer their sincere condolences to those who knew him. After the emotional start, the guys move onto to Randy’s newest personal experiment - becoming a vegan. Randy then gets on his soap box about the massive Equifax data hack which has impacted hundreds of millions, Randy included among them. The boys then hit the current events - an Oklahoma sherif’s deputy shot a family’s dog and left it for dead on the porch, Rush Limbaugh thinks hurricanes are fake news and Lonzo Ball disrespects Nas and the history of hip-hop

Sep 6, 2017

Fresh from watching Beverly Hills Cop 3, Randy and Chase chat about what they were doing in 1994 when the movie first dropped. Randy talks about hustling during the the early AOL internet days in the mid 90's and Chase recounts his time in dance competitions (kinda like the movie "Fame"). The guys move on to talk about their Labor Day weekend. Randy attended his best friend's engagement party in Long Island and had a chance to catch up with some people from his past (congratulations Saul & Ayaka!). The guys bring the show home with some news - Trump's decision to end the DACA Dreamers program and a man who ran into the "Burning Man" statue and died.

Aug 30, 2017

Chase opens the show with the harrowing tale of his recent battle with a bee hive. Somehow the conversation turns to dating people with annoying food allergies. The boys give their two cents on the Mayweather/McGregor fight. The show wraps up with some current events - Amy Shumer getting her dollars up, underfunding at the Secret Service, and Millennials are having less sex than other generations

Aug 22, 2017

The guys kick off the show with their eclipse experience. Chase finally got a bike and shares the story of its acquisition. The fellas move onto the recap the sick night they had going to see Dave Chapelle at Radio City. Following that, Randy and Chase hit current events - the passing of Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis, Chris Long taking a knee, the Boston rally and millennials killing industries.  They wrap up the show with listener mail - apparently there are more rats than pigeons…. 

Aug 16, 2017

Coming to you from NYC this week, Randy and Chase open the episode reacting to the tragic events in Charlottesville and the unacceptable response by the President. To break the tension of a heavy conversation, the guys decide to plug this week’s sponsor - Utopia Farms (utopiafarms.org)…best medical macaroons on the market. To keep it light, the guys reminisce about back in the day when they both owned pet snakes. After the creepy snake conversation, they hit current events for the week - Millenials are killing the AppleBee’s chain and the Ezekiel Elliot suspension. The boys wrap up the show getting amped to go see Dave Chapelle at Radio City Music Hall

Aug 9, 2017

Randy and Chase almost convince Randy’s roommate to hop the podcast and talk about the ongoing beef with his neighbor, but it will have to wait another week. The boys have a meandering conversation about finding things you are interested in to read about and their artistic (or lack thereof) sensibilities. All that highly cultured talk got the guys exhausted, so they move the conversation back to the streets and have a discussion on knowing when to walk away from a fight. The fellas tackle the current events as usual - Jay Cutler getting a contract with the Dolphins while Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have a job, North Korea and their missile parades, and the update on the sentencing of a woman who texted her boyfriend to kill himself. They close out the show debating whether there are more rats or pigeons in major cities. Chase has some interesting logic on that question.

Aug 3, 2017

The boys open the show with an apology to the loyal fans for posting the show a day later than usual. Chase had a legit explanation. After the apologies, Chase gets into the story about the time he got arrested in Atlanta. Randy moves on to talk about using TV as a learning tool…any fool can choose to watch the Real Housewives, but there are good documentaries out there you can learn from. The fellas somehow get into a conversation about whether or not college athletes should get paid. That conversation leads to a broader discussion about whether the working class should be grateful to have jobs or whether they should demand more respect from employers. Randy and Chase finish up with some current events - the latest on immigration reform, R. Kelly and his alleged cult and O.J. getting released on parole.

Jul 26, 2017

Randy kicks off the podcast explaining why this episode got recorded in two parts due to some technical difficulties. He then breaks the news to Chase (and the legions of RSB podcast fans) that he is off the dating market again. After a little musical interlude, Chase tells the story of the guy he was forced to snuff at an open mic last week...don't disrespect Chase and don't disrespect comedy. The fellas move on to current events - John McCain's failing health and microchipping employees. Randy and Chase finish up the show with listener email from superfan Arianne

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