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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, a Queens, NY native, and Chase Abel are both Boston-based stand-up comedians. 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 17, 2019

The boys welcome comedian Zach Brazao to the show. Chase opens the show asking Zach about how a smart, young Ivy League boy from a fishing village in the South Shore ended up in comedy. Randy and Zach engage in a convo on their favorite topic - religion. The guys discuss social media and Zach’s use of a flip phone. Zach and Randy debate the rationale of having a wife and kids. The gang moves on to discuss personal freedom vs. responsibility. They bring the show home talking about dating habits of millennials vs. other generations.

Be sure to check out Zach on the Series Finale Podcast with Jack Burke and John Paul Rivera!

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @im_nuts_for_nuts @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/zachary.brazao, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jul 9, 2019

The guys sit down with Prof. Lawrence Watson at his home in Dorchester, MA on this episode. They open the show with Prof. Watson telling them about his time in college rooming with Jerry Seinfeld and the culture shock he experienced in the late 60's/early 70's. The fellas move on to ask Larry about the racism he experienced in his youth. Larry talks about social activism during the civil rights movement vs. today. They shift gears and talk about international relations and China's rise. The fellas close the episode talking about music and art in society today. 

Be sure to check out Lawrence's new audio book H.E.M.: Highly Emotional Music on Amazon.com!

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/lawrence.watson1, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

 

Jul 2, 2019

Randy and Chase sit down in Coco's Palace for Randy's final episode as a Boston resident. Randy opens the show talking about the silliness of the logistics of moving. Chase starts a convo about learning to enjoy life. The boys talk a bit about living a minimalist lifestyle. Chase takes the time to thank Randy for being a good friend and to be proud of his journey thus far. They fellas close out with the news - a return to normalcy for the presidency, young peoples bodies are physically changing by the use of cellphone, a new women's libido drug, and a fake story about some kids putting weed in the incense at church

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Jun 26, 2019

The boys welcome the RSB Podcast psychologist Anastasia Doulamis back to the show. Randy kicks off the show asking Anastasia about creative ability. The gang moves on to discuss anxiety and the fear of missing out. Chase starts a conversation on modern gender roles and talks about his revenge fantasy. They close the show with Anastasia leading a short couples therapy session as Randy prepares to leave for Los Angeles.

If you are in need of a mental health professional or just want to talk with a really dope person, go to www.psychologytoday.com and search for Anastasia!

 Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @adoulamis @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jun 19, 2019

The fellas open the episode with some quick thoughts on Trump’s latest comments on ABC. The guys move on to a deeper conversation about being stuck in a rut and living a conscious life. They lighten the mood with a quick convo about anal sex and religion. The boys hit the news - a Tennessee detective's homophobic sermon gets him fired, a mom gets arrested for sticking up for her son being bullied, Anthony Davis being traded to the Lakers, a guy beats off on a Delta flight, and millennials are dying from “deaths of despair” at an alarming rate.

 

Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jun 12, 2019

The boys open the podcast discussing Chase’s latest fashion choices.  Randy has a novel idea to improve politicians behavior. Chase asks Randy about his visit to Terry Bradshaw’s ranch. The boys hit the news - a woman was kicked out of a restaurant because of her outfit, owner Mark Stevens was suspended for shoving an NBA player, men sue women who accuse them of sexual harassment, and Lyft is letting riders choose their gender pronouns

 

Outro: "Proscuitto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

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Jun 5, 2019

Randy opens the episode by talking about his roommates moving out and the sadness of coming home to an empty place. Chase asks Randy about his trip out west and his impending move to LA. Chase starts a long convo about the value of being appreciative and responding to fans. The boys close the show with the news - Uber now has a “Don’t talk” option, Jay Z becomes a billionaire, and the NRA opposes gun locks in Texas.

Outro: "Proscuitto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 31, 2019

In a special Ready Set Blow / They Tried to Bury Us swap cast episode, comedian and friend of the RSB Podcast Tamer Kattan sits down for a special interview with Randy Valerio. Randy is a native of Queens, NY and is a Boston based comedian (for now). This is a great conversation about the powerful motivation that overwhelms a person from witnessing an immigrant parent struggle to make ends meet.

Outro: "Eureka" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/Tamerkattan, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54 

May 28, 2019

In a special Ready Set Blow / They Tried to Bury Us swap cast episode, comedian and friend of the RSB Podcast Tamer Kattan sits down for a special interview with Chase Abel. Tamer gets Chase to open up about the impact of a civil war on his family, being born in a refugee camp, finding out the true story of his parents and what it's like coming to America. 

Outro: "Eureka" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/Tamerkattan, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54 

May 22, 2019

Chase kicks off the podcast by giving a toast for Randy’s birthday. The guys move on to a long talk about the irrationality of being in love. Randy starts a conversation on the importance of being an individual while in a relationship. Chase talks about the outfits and style he enjoys on women. The boys close out with the news - Alabama bans abortion, a fat man has to be cut out of his house to appear in court, Magic Johnson’s resignation from the Lakers, and a kid in MA is mauled by wild dogs.

Outro: "Golden" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 16, 2019

Podcast-favorite Tricia Auld makes her triumphant return! The crew open the show talking about lesbians. Chase and Randy breakdown Trish’s new dating app bio (hint: it's not good). Tricia is able to shift the convo away from her dating life to talk about celebrating personal success and self promotion. Trish checks in with Grandmaster Mike while on air. Randy explains why they are all “2nd Round Picks”. The gang falls back into their regular topic of dating as a comedian being difficult. The guys ask Tricia if she wants someone dynamic or someone stable. They close the show talking about sex and living in LA.

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @triciaauld @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @triciaauld @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/tricia.auld, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 14, 2019

Chase and Randy welcome the honorable Mayor Gary Christenson of Malden, MA to the podcast. Mayor Christenson opens up the show by sharing with the boys how he got his start in politics. Randy asks the Mayor about the impact of gentrification on communities. Chase moves on moves on to start a discussion about the importance of education and youth programs. Randy asks the Mayor about lying in politics and how to work with those who have differing opinions. Mayor Christenson discusses the importance of accountability in politics (and life). They bring the show home talking about the impact of social media and the future plans of the Mayor.

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @mayorofmalden @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @mayorofmalden @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/gary.christenson.39, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 8, 2019

Randy opens the podcast asking Chase about what it was like going bald. Chase gets into he various aliases and nicknames he’s had over the years. This leads to a discussion about having “alter egos” vs. just being yourself. Randy recounts an amazing week in Cleveland. The boys bring the shows home with the news - the Royal baby’s birth, debt collectors harassing borrowers, and people grab their bags while exiting a plane that crashed.

Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 30, 2019

Chase flips the script and interviews Randy in the week’s episode. Chase starts off by asking Randy about what is was like growing up in Queens in the 80’s and 90's. They go through Randy’s years in school and his early academic successes. Randy talks a bit about what motivated him to do well in school and why he wanted to get into finance. The boys talk about how a tinder date turned into the two of them becoming friends. Chase asks Randy about his relationship with his dad. The boys close the show with some news - a whale with a harness was trained by Russians and the valedictorian of BYU comes out as gay during his commencement speech. 

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 24, 2019

Back home from LA, Justin Hoff joins the guys on the podcast. They jump right in and talk about becoming a parent. Some how the guys move on to race relations in America. Chase asks Justin about his start in comedy and what the scene is like in LA. The gang hits the news - Doc Rivers dropped $2K on the street, a golfer attacked by a bobcat. Things go off the rails when they close the show talking about relationships. 

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @thejustinhoff @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @thejustinhoff @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/justin.hoff84, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 16, 2019

Jeff Dye joins Chase and Randy on this long awaited episode of the podcast! The guys open the show talking a little sports and video games. They move on to discuss fist fights they’ve had in their youth. Jeff talks about his start in comedy and the importance of staying positive in show business. Randy asks Jeff about his favorite gig of his career and the toughest comic he ever had to follow. The fellas close out the show talking about how staying for the “comedy hang” after the show can open you up to opportunities.

Outro: "Proscuitto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @jeffdye @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @jeffdye @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/jeff.dye.104, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 10, 2019

Randy kicks off the show with a recap his time in Dayton, Ohio and on a Mexican cruise. The boys shifts gears and Chase somehow talks Randy into having kids. The fellas reminisce about the cars of their youth. Randy gets on his soap box for a couple minutes about adopting foreign kids for publicity. They bring home the show with some news - Amazon is launching over 3,000 satellites into space, two guys in Arkansas take turns shooting each other with bullet proof vests on, and 50 Cent takes a big real estate loss.

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 3, 2019

The boys welcome comedian Uri Shatil to the show. They kick off the show breaking Uri’s balls about making jewish jokes, which leads to Uri explaining the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The gang moves on to talk about the fear of loss of control, which they all share. Uri shares a story about him bombing at a Purim party at a gun range. The boys get into the news - Nipsey Hustle’s passing, Cardi B drugging men, and charter schools are failing across the country. The boys close the show talking about the balance between being agreeable and getting what you want.

Uri hosts a free weekly Sunday night comedy show in Brighton at The Green Briar at 8pm. June 1st will be the big 1 year anniversary show that both Randy and Chase will be a part of, so mark your calendars. Also, be sure to ccheck out Uri’s new podcast “Let Me Guess” on all podcast platforms!

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB:  www.facebook.com/uri.shatil, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777,  facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Mar 28, 2019

The boys kick off the episode talking about belt styles. This somehow morphs into a convo about types of milk. Chase and Randy have a little weights and measures lesson in the middle of the episode as they try to figure out how to measure breast milk. They move on to talk about the dropping of charges in the Jussie Smollett case. Randy talks about a recent bombing and his concerns as a struggling comedian. The fellas bring the show home with the headlines - Having children makes people more unhappy than divorce or losing their job and Rosie O’Donnell had a crush on Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB:facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Mar 26, 2019

Randy and Chase are joined by comedian and the pride of Bridgewater State, Troy Burditt. The boys kick off the show asking Troy what it's like to be in college these days. Troy tells the story about the time a guy named Smooth mugged him outside of an open mic. The guys move on to talk about Troy’s other passion - playing tuba in the marching band. They switch back to talking about college and the easy-A classes they’ve taken. The gang covers the news - Anti-vaccer almost dies from a tetanus shot, Lebron passes Jordan in all-time scoring, a teacher makes a student wipe ashes off his head on Ash Wednesday. The guys bring the show home talking about Troy’s love life. 

You can check out Troy hosting the Greyhound Tavern Comedy show every other Monday (next show is 4/1) at 8pm in Bridgewater, MA!

Outro: "Eureka" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @troyburditt @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/troy.burditt, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Mar 21, 2019

The boys open the podcast with a recap of Randy’s weekend in North Carolina. Chase explains why he’s not a big fan of St. Patty’s. Randy asks Chase if he likes getting bad news first or good news first and why. Randy bitches about the airlines. The boys hit the headlines - the University bribery scandal, the mass shooting in New Zealand, a man put his nuts in salsa, and the Gambino family boss is murdered. Chase closes the show with a story about the time he shit his pants.

Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB:facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Mar 12, 2019

Comedians “Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth and Jack Galvin join the podcast. The boys kick off talking with Jay about his start in comedy and bouncing back back and forth between Boston, Seattle and LA.  Jack talks about being one of the producers of the Big Pine Comedy Festival and the contrast of that with his other role as a comedian. The gang talks about doing “clean” sets. The boys close out the show talking about their early influences and some of the comics working now that are killing it on stage.  

You can check out "Big Irish" Jay Hollingsworth and Jack Galvin performing at Nick's Comedy Stop in Boston this Friday and Saturday March 15th and 16th. You can hear more of Jay on his podcast "HollingsWorthless" wherever you stream podcasts, or check out his website www.bigirishjay.com

For more with Jack Galvin, check out his website at www.therealjackgalvin.com. Jack also produces the Big Pine Comedy Festival (Sept. 19-22) and San Diego Comedy Festival (May 10-19), so if you're in Arizona or Southern California, be sure to check them out! And Comics - Submissions are open for Big Pine...

Social Media:

Instagram: @bigirishjay @therealjackgalvin @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @bigirishjay @therealjackgalvin @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/bigirishjay, facebook.com/jack.galvin.75facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Mar 5, 2019

The boys kick off the episode talking about the importance of curiosity. This leads to a conversation about having personal resolve and follow through. Randy gets on his soapbox about gift cards and doing merchandise returns. Chase kicks off a convo about street racing and car culture back in the day. The guys discuss how people still use stereotypes to put individuals in a box. The boys close out with the news - Brody Stevens passing, more than 75 million people pay no federal taxes, and Amazon also does not pay any taxes.

Outro: "Golden" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB:facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Feb 27, 2019

The boys welcome comedian Don Zollo to the podcast. Randy kicks off by asking Don about his start in comedy and his worst bombing ever. The guys talk about the Jussie Smollett controversy, which leads to a conversation about forgiveness. They talk about the progress society has made in the 21st Century and long for the pre-9/11 days. The fellas bring the the show home talking about some classic Don Zollo stories and what his comedy goals are.

Don will be headlining at Nick's Comedy Stop in Boston this weekend March 1st and 2nd, so be sure to check him out!

Social Media:

Instagram: @donzollo99 @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @donzollo @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/donzollofacebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54,

 

Feb 22, 2019

The guys welcome musician Gee Dubs back to the podcast. Gee opens up reminiscing about what it was like growing up in Queens with Randy. This leads to a conversation on the early days of hooking up with people you met on the internet.  The boys move on to talk about traveling and how it helps you grow as a person and an artist. Chase asks Gee to talk about his musical philosophy. Gee talks about the success of the Comics2Cure show Randy and Chase produced and performed in. The boys bring the show home talking about the annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit Show

Gee Dubs new album, Armory of Thought, is available now iTunes, Spotify and all other music distribution platforms. Be sure to check out his new music videos for the tracks "B.A.D." and "Love" on YouTube

Social Media:

www.geedubs.com

Instagram: @geedubs @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @geedubs @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GeeDubs, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54,

 

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