Episodes

March 17, 2021

Remembering Chris Farley

Chris Farley was a comedy legend. So many working today, Mike Shea included, attribute their entire careers to the work of Chris …

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March 10, 2021

Electric Car Boogaloo

Electric cars are on the rise, and Mike Wells REALLY wants a Tesla! But is it a DUI if you're drunk in a self-driving car? Plus, …

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Feb. 24, 2021

Baseball's Coming Back

Mike & Mike are big baseball fans, and teams are going to start letting fans attend in limited capacity. Will this send ticket pr…

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Feb. 21, 2021

Valentine's Day Special LIVE!

Mike & Mike welcome a plethora of special guests to The Basement Lounge to celebrate the loneliest/most romantic day of the year!…

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Feb. 10, 2021

Tom Brady is the GOAT

The Super Bowl has come and gone, and once again, Tom Brady walks away with a victory. Is he finally the indisputable GOAT of the…

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Feb. 3, 2021

Ozark Makes Me Want To Launder Money

Who's the best comedic straight man? What're they gonna do about the Oscars for 2021? When is being "too sensitive" a good thing?…

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Jan. 27, 2021

The First Time You Ever Saw a Boob

Do you remember the first time your eyes fell upon a bare breast? What's the point of bachelor parties? Is it possible to over-pr…

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Jan. 20, 2021

Go Browns?

On January 10th, the Cleveland Browns won their wild card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Did anyone see this coming? Also,…

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Jan. 13, 2021

The Incident at the Capitol

We're back from our holiday break, and what a world we've come back to. Where were we when the Capitol was attacked? How do we fe…

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Dec. 16, 2020

The Hardest Year to Write Jokes

How has this year affected joke writing? How will Warner Bros. decision affect the film industry at large? Who was the best Joker…

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Dec. 10, 2020

Why a Dog Show on Thanksgiving?

Why is a dog show part of Thanksgiving? Why does the poodle always win? How did John O'Hurley get mixed up in all this? This week…

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Dec. 2, 2020

Comics Shouldn't Watch Comedy

Is it a bad idea for comics to watch comedy specials on Netflix? Was it okay for Dave Chappelle to ask Netflix to pull his show? …

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Nov. 27, 2020

Interview with Steve Hofstetter

On a very special episode, Mike Shea has a phone chat with comedian Steve Hofstetter as he travels cross-country for the holidays…

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Nov. 25, 2020

You Can't Replace Alex Trebek

What's next for Jeopardy now that Alex Trebek has left this world? How do you recover after the end of a marriage? Will they ever…

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Nov. 18, 2020

Post-Election Thoughts & Emotions

How do Mike & Mike feel about the current state of the election? Should we get rid of student debt? Have you ever had trouble sle…

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Nov. 10, 2020

Among Us & Comedy Festival Nostalgia

What the hell is Among Us? What's it like at a comedy festival? Will movie theaters survive the pandemic? This week, Mike & Mike …

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Nov. 3, 2020

Pre-Election Thoughts & Feelings

Who will win the popular vote? Who will win the electoral vote? Will we see a record high voter turnout? This week Mike & Mike ta…

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Oct. 14, 2020

Mike & Mike in the New Studio - Episode #1 (Season 2)

Sitting together for the first time in the new podcast studio, Mike Shea & Mike Wells sit down for a chat over pizza, discussing …

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July 31, 2020

"I've Always Had Dreams for Something Bigger" with John Rocha - The B…

We've reached our Season 1 finale! Fifty episodes in the can and we couldn't be more proud! And to cap off this amazing first sea…

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July 24, 2020

So What's Next? with Mike Shea - The Basement Lounge: EP #49

As the season finale looms, everyone's favorite host of The Basement Lounge is gonna sit down and have a drink with you, the list…

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July 17, 2020

"The Majority of Filmmaking is Putting Out Fires" with Steve Morris -…

This week is a jam-packed double-sized episode with writer/director Steve Morris (The Assistants, Great White Shark: Beyond the C…

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July 10, 2020

"We Should've Stayed Closed" with Aimee James - The Basement Lounge: …

Local musician & piano teacher Aimee James is back with us! She first came on the show a year ago for our second episode, and now…

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July 3, 2020

"I Put Out a Little Too Much Positivity" with Mike Shea - The Basemen…

We're approaching the final episodes of Season 1, so it's time to let you guys know what to expect in the coming weeks. What's go…

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June 26, 2020

"This Is What I Have To Do" with Neil Griffin - The Basement Lounge: …

We've got the most positive person in all of Dayton comedy scene, comedian Neil Griffin! He's here to talk about his exciting jou…

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