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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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Jul 19, 2017

Chase and Randy start off with a recap of their LA vacation...and a list of things Randy likes and dislikes about that city. The guys move on to talk about the value of consistency and not giving up at the first sign of struggle (there's no such thing as an "overnight success")...it's important to have a support system around you to help. The fellas move on to current events - Conor McGregor and his potentially racist comments, a landlord who had to pay a $12K fine for walking in his tenant's apartment with shoes on, and Nevada selling out of weed. They finish up the show talking about David Blaine and how Chase believes in magic. Randy also starts to come around on Chase's strange food ordering habits

Jul 15, 2017

Sam Jay is a Boston-bred and now L.A.-based comedian. You can catch her on Viceland’s Party Legends and watch her weekly on MTV’s SafeWord. She will be taping her Comedy Central special at The Stand in NYC on September 21. Sam joins the fellas in their hotel for some drinks and a lot of laughs in this really fun episode of the RSB Podcast. The episode opens with some Vegas party stories and how women shouldn’t be “frumpy” in the VIP. The crew moves on to discuss the difficulties of dating a comedian. The trio gets into a little history - Sam technically being responsible for the RSB podcast’s existence, Sam’s start in comedy, making teachers cry and growing up in between the Millennial and Gen-X era. The show moves on to a conversation about hip hop, then and now. The gang closes out the episode with a discussion about respecting the art of comedy. 

Jul 11, 2017

Randy and Chase sit down and chop it up with comedian Dean Delray in the belly of the world famous Comedy Store in L.A. You’ve heard Dean on his podcast “Let There be Talk” and if you are in the Detroit/Grand Rapids area, you can catch him this weekend opening up for Bill Burr at the Fountain St. Church (July 14-15) or watch him headline at Smalls in Detroit (July 16). In this episode the guys get into Dean’s path in the comedy game, avoiding having the keys so you can live your dream, flipping shit on eBay, the minimalist movement and podcasting. You don’t want to miss this one.

Jul 5, 2017

In this week’s episode, the guys prepare for their upcoming vacation. The Dean Delray Comics 2 Cure show was awesome and Randy and Chase thank the comics and the fans for coming out. Randy moves on to an impromptu financially funny segment with a question that’s been troubling him for years…why do cashiers put the coins in your hand last, on top of the cash and receipt? Randy and Chase tackle a few news topics this week - the Trump/Morning Joe feud, a Czech industrial company has a bikini contest for interns, and the right wing media pivoting to ask if collusion with Russia is even a crime. The guys bring the show home on a lighter note with a conversation on action movies and some listener emails.

Jun 28, 2017

Randy kicks off the show giving a recap of his McGreevy’s set (thanks to all for coming out!). The guys get into talking about how much doing cardio sucks - are marathoners crazy? Chase complements Randy on his leisure travel skills. Some how a chat about ice cream leads into a talk about small businesses - they aren’t always “mom and pop” stores like the media and politicians would lead you to believe. Randy tells stories about how his dad would play cold jokes on him and his siblings as little kids. The cookies and cream duo bring the show home going over some current events - a crazy N.C. date rape law and the story of a young woman who got convicted of manslaughter for texting her boyfriend to kill himself.

Jun 21, 2017

This week the guys discuss Randy's nerves before a show, going to a Chapelle show in NYC, dating older women and Amazon buying whole foods

Jun 14, 2017

After opening the show with some banter on household chores, Randy and Chase get into a rather deep conversation about the double edged sword of selfishness and competitiveness - there are times when being selfish or being competitive are very positive and beneficial in your life but you cannot let those traits steal joy from you. After the philosophy discussion, Randy wanted to have a follow-up discussion with Chase on racism, Bill Maher and the inappropriate comments he made. They guys felt the show was getting to heavy, so they lightened it up with a segment on the NBA and the legacies of sports superstars like Michael Jordan. Jordan’s legacy is so big that it has changed culture and fashion in America and around the world. Next up, the boys did their “Financially Funny” segment of the week. Loyal listener Georgia wrote in and asked for investment recommendations on 401K accounts, which the fellas try to provide. The guys wrap up the show talking about the great time Randy had at a lesbian block party during the Boston Pride parade…Chase thinks he wants in on the next party.

Jun 7, 2017

Chase and Randy start the show by reminiscing about the last episode, which was a throwback to October 2016.  Chase was in NYC last week, which reminds Randy of the time Jon Stewart bought him breakfast tequila shots. The guys accidentally stumble into their first Financially Funny segment, where they discuss “opportunity costs” in the context of paying a mortgage vs. paying rent (the value of anything is generally always relative, not absolute!). Interestingly, the Financially Funny segment gets the guys talking about how the opportunity cost concept applies to broader experiences in life - getting a post-secondary education and career choices. Chase re-lives his heroic first week of work at his day job, where he saved a stranger’s life. The conversation segues into a discussion of personal integrity - what would you do if you saw someone in need that nobody else was willing to help? Do you admit when you are wrong? To what standard do you hold people in your life to the same standard of admitting their mistakes/transgressions? The guys wrap up the show with a recount of Randy’s trip to Nantucket, an update on current events (Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Trump etc.), and listener emails.

May 31, 2017

A special throwback episode from October 2016! Its the fellas third recording ever. Randy got back from a long hunting trip in Colorado and Chase is perplexed as to why he goes into the woods. The guys talk about dumping women for no reason, losing your mind over little shit, relationships and traveling with prohibited items. Chase also gets a commendation for saving a life his first week on the job.

 

May 24, 2017

The guys kick off the show talking about the weird cuts of meat Randy likes to eat (Chase thinks it gross). Randy and Chase then move on to current events - the horrible terrorist attack in the UK, the latest in the Trump saga, etc. Randy had a birthday last week, so the fellas discuss what Randy may have learned over the last year. They guys wrap up the episode discussing the value of going to a therapist. 

May 17, 2017

A special crossover episode with comedians Corey Rodrigues and Orlando Baxter from the 30 Jobs Later podcast! The guys open the show discussing the big Celtics game 7 win. The gang moves on to Chase's strange eating requirements - you CANNOT have 2 green vegetables on your plate. Finally a long conversation on the comedy game ensues. Randy gets a shitload of free advice from 2 of the best comics in Boston (in Randy's opinion)

May 10, 2017

Randy congratulates Chase on achieving a major milestone in life...he finally got cable TV. The guys start talking about business travel and Randy absolutely loses his mind over the recent rash of passengers getting physically removed from “oversold” flights. After Randy calmed down, Chase brought up the reports of the horrible things Adam Jones was called during a recent game at Fenway Park. Chase and Randy move on from racism at Fenway to ridiculous tales of Chase’s time in a gang. Things get slightly more serious when they touch on current events - Stephen Colbert’s recent controversial comments, Obama getting paid to speak at an investment bank, and the Republican healthcare bill. The episode wraps up with an exciting announcement…a new Comics 2 Cure show! The fellas are bringing in Dean Delray from LA to headline at Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston on June 29th. Tickets will go on sale soon.  And don’t worry, they are working on rescheduling Ashy Larry (aka, Donnell Rawlings). If you want more gang warfare stories from Chase, just write into the show - RSBpodcast@gmail.com

May 3, 2017

The guys start off the episode talking about how Randy tries not to be excitable - taking good news or bad news with an even temper. They move on to talk about their time as college students and Chase gets into the creative ways he made extra money. Chase and Randy get into a long talk about how they’ve grow since their college days - their previous questionable fashion choices and how they put getting drunk in public behind them (for the most part). Are they getting old and boring or have they just done it all before? Chase wraps up the show by asking Randy about his experience doing stand-up comedy thus far and how he is progressing. Randy lets Chase know why he won't call himself a "comic" yet

May 1, 2017

NYC based comic Tamer Kattan (www.tamerkattan.com) joins Randy and Chase as their very first guest on a special episode of the RSB Podcast. After Tamer threw down a killer set in Cambridge, the boys sat down and had a conversation about politics, comedy and growing callouses on your eyes living in New York City

Apr 26, 2017

The boys open the show talking about crooked televangelists, which morphs into a long discussion about their views on religion and faith. They move on to talk about the presidency and why citizens who were not born on U.S. soil can’t run for the office. Chase starts a conversation on the importance of spending time alone...but how much time alone is too much? The guys come to the conclusion that we all need to make time for relationships that are important to us. A fellow comedian from NYC calls Chase during the show so that had to be edited out (sorry for the weird cut in). Chase and Randy finish up the show talking about how when they were kids, they used to go over friend's houses and eat all their food.  

Apr 19, 2017

The fellas open the show with another big loss (Charlie Murphy)…we are losing the all the greats these days. They talk about how white people keep things on time…but black people bring the fun to life. Randy and Chase go on to talk about giving and receiving help and how that builds relationships. They follow that up with a convo about its a waste to give more money to rich colleges. Randy goes off on his nosey neighbor. The guys finish up talking about winning a fight with words and not fists

 

Apr 12, 2017

This weeks episode starts with a surprise drop in from Randy’s roommates. The guys dive into discussing self awareness and overstaying your welcome (Chase doesn’t play that shit). Randy starts a nuanced conversation on shame and how it can be useful. The fellas discuss how boredom has been replaced with distractions. They finished up talking about how to weed them out full of shit people. And Chase promises to take Randy to a black church. 

Apr 5, 2017

Randy and Chase taped the podcast late this week because Randy couldn’t figure out an instruction manual. This leads to the guys getting into a whole discussion about taking on a job you don’t actually enjoy doing. Randy reveals his discomfort with talking about his achievements in life and Chase does a great job of playing therapist for the segment.  The “cookies-n’-cream” duo move onto talk about sports - specifically, franchises moving the team to another city (sorry Oakland) and how owners can often be hypocrites in how they treat players (employees) and fans (paying customers).  The boys finish off by going over last weeks news including the GOP pushing through a bill allowing ISP to sell your personal data for profit without your permission AND not compensating you for it

Mar 29, 2017

Randy opens the show with a great quote from Ira Glass. The guys then get into a lengthy discussion about individual growth through adversity.  They review the new Chapelle specials and some of the controversy around things Dave said. Chase and Randy then discuss the latest happenings in politics. The guys finish up the show going through some listener emails and give an update on the Comics 2 Cure shows coming up

Mar 22, 2017

The guys open the show talking about their technique when having an argument. Randy then tells Chase how the RSB Podcast helped get his brother out of jury duty. They discuss Tomi Lahren getting fired from her day job for her beliefs and how corporations now own employees, even on their day off. Chase asks Randy about being bi-racial and how that affected his employment experience. The guys finish up the episode talking about being fans of stand-up comedy first and foremost, the hot new comedy specials out and Randy’s lack of patience at the end of a meal.

Mar 15, 2017

Randy kicks off the show by telling Chase about his trip to Seattle and the comedy scene out there. The boys go on to discuss being raised in a loud household, Chase’s alleged involvement in the Aaron Hernandez case, what they would do if they were handed a pile of cash, starting something new later in life and a new proposed law allowing employers to demand genetic samples from employees. Go check out Gee Dubs new single “The One” on iTunes.

Mar 8, 2017

Chase and Randy discuss the actual Ash Wednesday and the Catholic sacraments, work related travel and working overtime, the drug laws in the U.S., a Texas news story of a transgender young man being forced to wrestle women, how our family reacted to our choice to try comedy, Chase's first time on stage and Aaron Hernandez killing people. Chase is still coming to terms with Randy being from Ridgewood...

Mar 1, 2017

Chase and Randy talk about the first live comedy show Randy ever saw, their views on hip hop today, the Oscars, how we handle pressure in life, people over-sharing on social media, the cost of changes in life and how scientifically proven facts are true whether you believe them or not. Randy gets some feedback on the show from his mom, which devastates Chase...pray for him

Feb 22, 2017

Chase and Randy kick off the episode talking about having informed and uninformed opinions. Afterward, Randy challenges Chase with a quiz on U.S. civics which leads into a discussion about what it should really mean to be “progressive”. The guys finish out the podcast talking about their night of comedy in Providence, Randy's fashion sense, meeting the comedian Nick DiPaolo and the Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit show in NYC

Feb 15, 2017

Chase and Randy had their weekly current events/politics chat, how we handle bombing on stage, the Grammys, buying knock off shit, being from Africa, Chase getting his drivers license reinstated and valuing your time

 

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