Episodes

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! Special guests: Comedian Brent Bowser Comedy fan Star Day Comedian Ray Jackson Comedian Michele...

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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 NFL? Why is Shia LaBeouf such a jerk? And how is The Bachelor still a …

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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? This week, Mike & Mike talk about: Jason Bateman is the best straight man in comedy. Will …

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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-prepare for a comedy show? This week, Mike & Mike talk about: The first experience with nudity …

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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, why aren't more people buying houses? Do they really think it's still that hard? This week, Mik...

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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 feel about the future under a Biden administration? Can we ever get back to more …

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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? This week, Mike & Mike talk about: The struggles of writing jokes during a pandemic WB releasi...

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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, Mike & Mike talk about: The National Dog Show The coming COVID-19 vaccine The …

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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? What's the difference between being "cancelled" and being held acountable for your actions? This...

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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! Mike & Steve talk about: Comedy during COVID Steve's post-election feelings & predictions How ...

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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 legalize marajuana in Ohio? This week, Mike & Mike talk about: The future of Jeopardy …

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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 sleeping? This week, Mike & Mike talk about: The events of the 2020 election process …

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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 talk about: How to play Among Us Their favorite comedy festival memories The movie theater exper...

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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 talk about: The election The election ...and the election Watch the third Obama & Romney …

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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 the issues of the times: iPhones, politics, & zombies. Follow Mike Shea on Twitter: @mikeofallsh...

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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 season, we've brought in a guest that has been long requested and long sought after. John …

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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 listener, and talk about what to expect for Season 2! **************** Thanks to my Patrons & Anchor...

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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 Cage of Fear). We break explore his early beginnings as a 5th generation Californian, what it was...

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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 we're checking in to see what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what she's …

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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 going on with Twitch, will there be a Season 2, and why is there no guest …

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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 journey into stand-up comedy, fatherhood, and being there to support as many people as possible.. C...

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June 19, 2020

"I've Been Told My Jokes Are Too Smart" with Greg Gray - The Basement…

Greg Gray is a newcomer to the world of comedy and he's been having to learn the ropes in very non-conventional ways. Check out our LIVE morning show "Brunch In the Basement" on Twitch, weekdays at 11am: https://www.twitch.tv...

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June 12, 2020

"He Has the Terrorist Birds" with Matt Stanley - The Basement Lounge:…

Matt Stanley is a comedian/magician who's performed on cruise ships & in comedy clubs, and if you're not careful, his birds will attack you on an airplane! Check out our LIVE morning show "Brunch In the Basement" on Twitch, w...

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May 29, 2020

"Regurgitating My Journal Entries" with Ben Howard - The Basement Lou…

He's a comedian and a writer and he's got a lot to say. Ben Howard sits down via Zoom to talk about getting started in a coffee house, his brief stint in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown as "Dale The Dude", …

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