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Episode 112 The charming and affable Chattahoochee River Strangler stops by with a personal message for listeners of Here’s the Tower. He doesn’t care for the nickname the media has invented for him, nor is he a fan of the way he was portrayed as evil and mysterious on an earlier episode of this program. He’s so likable and easygoing, the least we …
 
Episode 111 Today we’ll take a look back at some pivotal moments in American history as they unfolded on YouTube… and we’ll enjoy some of the lowest hanging fruit in the world of impersonations. If you take anything away from this episode, I hope it is this catchphrase: What you want to do is just go ahead and jump out of the dirigible. Associate p…
 
SPECIAL Today, in a 40-minute special, we’ll hear all 13 episodes from the fifth season of Here’s the Tower. These episodes debuted weekly from January to May 2021. Every second Wednesday this summer, we’ll hear a complete season in its entirety. In five special shows, we’ll take a whirlwind trip through 104 episodes totaling 3 1/2 hours of action-…
 
SPECIAL Today, in a one-hour special, we’ll hear all 13 episodes from the fourth season of Here’s the Tower. These episodes debuted weekly from September 2020 to January 2021. Every second Wednesday this summer, we’ll hear a complete season in its entirety. In five special shows, we’ll take a whirlwind trip through 104 episodes totaling 3 1/2 hours…
 
SPECIAL Today, in a 51-minute special, we’ll hear all 13 episodes from the third season of Here’s the Tower. These episodes debuted weekly from May to August 2020. This was the season when a few episodes broke through the one-minute mark and made way for the special audio play Smart Home Merle Haggard, Part One. Every second Wednesday this summer, …
 
SPECIAL Today, we’ll hear all 13 one-minute episodes from the second season of Here’s the Tower. These episodes debuted weekly from September to November 2019. Every second Wednesday this summer, we’ll hear a complete season in its entirety. In five special shows, we’ll take a whirlwind trip through 104 episodes totaling 3 1/2 hours of action-packe…
 
SPECIAL Today we’ll hear all 52 one-minute episodes from the first season of Here’s the Tower. These episodes debuted weekly from May 2018 to May 2019. Every other Wednesday this summer, we’ll hear a complete season in its entirety. In five special shows, we’ll take a whirlwind trip through 104 episodes totaling 3 1/2 hours of action-packed enterta…
 
SPECIAL Every other Wednesday this summer, we’ll hear a complete season of Here’s the Tower in its entirety. In five special shows, we’ll take a whirlwind trip through 104 episodes totaling 3 1/2 hours of action-packed entertainment. We’ll revisit the dozens of characters we’ve met, from the Dirty Statler Brothers to sportscaster Marty Klein to Tow…
 
Episode 110 Here’s the Tower investigates the coordinated effort by food packagers to make the lids on jars increasingly tighter. This worldwide strategy has resulted in trapping delicious salsa forever inside unopenable jars, as well as a growing stockpile known as the Fort Knox of Pickles. That’s what it’s coming down to, folks. That’s what it’s …
 
Episode 109 The weather is getting warmer and if you’re like a lot of folks, you’re thinking about buying a new bike. Thankfully, your bro Todd is here to answer all your questions on his Legitimate Bicycles Review Channel. Associate producer: Betsy McClimans Music used with permission: “Dainty Day” by View Points “Buckle Up and Break Free” by Harp…
 
Episode 107 I had a dream last night about how it was tropical and breezy on the island. Dammit! If I could only focus and put it into words. Associate producer: Betsy McClimans ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Here's the Tower. Get extra content and personalized rewards at patreon.com/tower. Become a Patron CategoriesHere's the Tower…
 
Episode 106 It is a snowy winter night at the Tower’s mountaintop manor as Lord Chutney responds to a desperate rasp upon the door. A weary guest is brought in from the cold for a private audience with the Tower. But on the way down the twisting hallway and through the library, the visitor is advised to be careful. The Tower is a most curious fello…
 
Episode 105 Standup comedian Chekhov Foxworthy made his debut in episode 63 back in 2019. Now he is back with more bits from his classic routine. If your photos look like a Barbie doll and you have that fuzzy face filter… you might be a Russian spammer. If the background of your photos looks like the furniture in a funeral home… you might be a Russ…
 
Episode 104 It’s hard to believe, but it was 24 action-packed episodes ago that we started playing Fantasy Cabinet. As you may recall, for about six weeks leading up to the presidential election in 2020, Here’s the Tower listeners were invited to submit brackets containing the names of people they thought would be in the next president’s cabinet. E…
 
Episode 102 It’s time to warm up those rusty pipes again and sing along to your favorite television theme songs. If you can believe it, our first Theme Song Sing Along was just 70 short episodes ago. Don’t sweat it if you can’t perfectly hit all the notes like I can. I’m a semi-professional singer who has sold literally dozens of records. Just open…
 
Episode 100 Enjoy the warm, crackling sound of vintage vinyl, and know when to take a sweater. Guest voices: Mark Brickey from Adventures in Design as the record collector Wichita’s own Emmy-winning reporter Annette Lawless as meteorologist Jenn Webber Yes, that’s right. An actual Emmy winner participated in this. Happy 100th episode, everybody. As…
 
Episode 99 Previously on The Price Is Right: Sometimes I wish my favorite television shows had crossover episodes. Music in this episode: “Foliage” by Bladverk Band “Let This Be a Lesson” by Eludent “Destiny Rising” by Formant X “On the Franches Mountains” by Jura Orchestra Associate producer: Betsy McClimans ➸ Bring shame to your family by support…
 
Episode 97 Everybody knows the formula for making a hit record: sing about life hacks for household chores. I have a simple rule I like to live by It comes in handy in lots of situations And it’s called… Put it on the bottom After you wash the dishes And you’re putting them away Put the clean ones on the bottom of the stack If you put the clean one…
 
Episode 96 During the long winters in Sweden, cozy weekend parties in friends’ apartments are a big help in making cold darkness more bearable. I have missed those parties this year, since getting together like that hasn’t been possible* during the pandemic. Stockholm’s apartments are fairly compact and the refrigerators are also small, so there’s …
 
Episode 95 Small town radio host Lester Hopkins is happy to share his knowledge and advice on any topic his listeners might need help with. If you have any questions for Lester or his listeners, just jot them down on a postcard and send them to Lester’s Mail Bag, Karin Larssons väg 16B, Lgh 1401, 128 63 Sköndal Sweden, and he’ll try to get to them …
 
Episode 94 Join us for a very special dispatch direct from the Moscow Bureau. Our reporter sits down for an exclusive interview with the president of Russia. Guest voice: Pat McClimans Associate producer: Betsy McClimans ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Here's the Tower. Get extra content and personalized rewards at patreon.com/tower. Bec…
 
Episode 93 Today we ponder the vastness of the universe and the many unanswered questions it holds. There could be life on any one of the planets in our solar system, or perhaps on similar planets around a distant star. Music: “Stark Goes Dark” by The Whole Other Associate producer: Betsy McClimans ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Here's …
 
Episode 92 Controversy surrounds Tom Selleck and Blue Bloods, according to Randy who is calling in to share some research he has been doing online. Apparently, the Tom Selleck who appears in Blue Bloods every Friday night on CBS is not the real Tom Selleck. Although Randy’s wife agrees, our host Gary seems a bit skeptical about the existence of a p…
 
Episode 91 Things are beeping everywhere. I mean, seriously, what is that beeping sound and where is it coming from? We’re counting down the greatest, hottest beeps in the nation. Associate producer: Betsy McClimans Music in this episode: “Move It Or Lose It” by Silent Partner “Take Your Time” by Dan Lebowitz “Love Now” by Eveningland “The Rap” by …
 
Episode 90 At Davidson’s Sausages, we put our heart and soul into what we do. Though you may have heard about a few unfortunate accidents on our assembly line, in which some of our employees gave their all… they put their entire bodies in. But every cloud has a silver lining and that’s how we discovered our proprietary blend that tastes like no oth…
 
Episode 89 The excitement is palpable tonight at the Dirty Ol’ Opry as luminaries from the world of dirty country music are on hand for the 44th Annual Academy of Dirty Country Music Awards. A hush falls over the crowd as dirty country legends Farty Stuart and Travis Fucking Tritt take the stage to announce the nominees for the night’s biggest priz…
 
Episode 88 Long-time listener Randy is on the line. He’s fired up and having a hard time keeping it clean while discussing the price and quality of Adobe’s software applications. Co-written with Pat McClimans Associate producer: Betsy McClimans ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Here's the Tower. Get extra content and personalized rewards a…
 
Episode 87 In March of 2020, I began using a sleep monitor app to track and analyze my sleep patterns. Each morning when I wake up, I can see data about my previous night’s sleep and how it was affected by any number of factors including what time I got into bed, how many steps I walked the previous day, the weather, the lunar phases, and more. I c…
 
Episode 86 Today’s episode will transport you to a busy airport where you can sit back and imagine yourself suffering the punishment of air travel way back in precedented times. Guest voice: Tanya O’Sullivan as the ticket agent Associate producer: Betsy McClimans Music in this episode: “Argentina Tango Bandonian” by Doug Maxwell “Accordion” by Andr…
 
Episode 84 Your hands are everything and you need dexterity to live your best life, but arthritis pain can get in the way. Whether you’re a concert pianist or a senior who lives alone – or an exciting new character we’re welcoming to Tower Nation this week – Moticillin gives you back the flexibility you had years ago. Guest voices: Narrator: Dawn M…
 
Episode 83 Coming up in the next hour, Gary’s guest is Dr. Ron Dean Silent who will answer your tough questions about how to prepare your pets for when you eventually leave the house again. But first, Randy is calling in with some straight talk about the coronavirus. Associate producer: Betsy McClimans ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Her…
 
Episode 82 One of my favorite bookmarked websites is a very uncomplicated page called howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com. This site simply displays a number, usually between 3 and 6, that tells you how many people are in space at the moment and it provides links to the Wikipedia pages of those people. As I record this, right now there are three pe…
 
Episode 81 Today we’re talking with some wide-eyed children from the 1950s who have a lot of questions about life in the future. They want to know if there will be flying cars and home computers in the year 2000. Let’s find out. Guest voices: I would love to credit the kids who appear in this episode because their performances are fantastic, but fo…
 
This is a quick reminder that you have less than two weeks left to submit your Fantasy Cabinet bracket. All entries must be received before 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 2, 2020. That’s the day before the civil war… I mean, the day before Election Day. If you want to have a chance to win that luxurious Here’s the Tower coffee mug – and otherwis…
 
Episode 80 (Looking for the scoreboard? It’s right here.) This is a special audience-participation episode of Here’s the Tower. It’s a game that you and all listeners can play and it’s called Fantasy Cabinet. If you’ve ever filled in a March Madness basketball bracket or bet on a horse race, you kind of know how to play the game already. What would…
 
Episode 79 Far out, man! It’s the finale of Here’s the Tower’s third season. Let’s celebrate this beautiful life we’re living. Our wonderful world just grows more glorious with each day we share together. But please be advised: The management accepts no responsibility if your head explodes while attempting to process this celebratory song’s ever-es…
 
Episode 78 Gather ’round the smart speaker for an old timey radio play. Frank has just purchased a new digital smart home system that has the voice of country music legend Merle Haggard. Merle can set the thermostat, start the coffee maker, update Frank’s calendar, and assist with other tasks around the house. But soon after the device is plugged i…
 
Episode 76 What in the world is Tower doing in Debbie’s apartment? Seems like they’re both up to their wacky antics again! Guest voice: Sararose Willey as Debbie Catchphrases in this episode: “That was my nickname in high school.” “You don’t like having fun or…” “All this!” “I would love to laugh, but your humor is so juvenile.” “Don’t bother” cour…
 
Episode 75 If you’ve mastered the previous lesson, it’s time to move on to the next level. Today we’ll be learning more useful Swedish phrases to help you prepare for your trip. Are your bags packed? — Är du helt jävla puckad? That’s delightful! — Kors i taket! You have been very helpful — Du har inte alla hästar hemma. You are doing a really great…
 
Episode 73 Today’s scene is a concert hall. We are with two friends who are anticipating what the orchestra might have prepared for them. Guest voices: Pat McClimans and Jasmine Weatherby. ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Here's the Tower. Get extra content and personalized rewards at patreon.com/tower. Become a Patron CategoriesHere's th…
 
Episode 72 About the size of a US half dollar – and painstakingly minted in solid, brilliant, uncirculated Cooper nickel – the Coin Commemorative Coin is a beautiful souvenir reminder of when people used coins. Guest voices by Mark Brickey of Adventures in Design, Carla Jacob, and Armond Pastore. ➸ Bring shame to your family by supporting Here's th…
 
Episode 71 My longtime friend Curtis Mead tells us a cautionary tale about answering the door at a famous person’s house. He joins the program from Los Angeles for this special 9 1/2-minute episode. Music in this episode: “Vanadislunden” by Scott Ritcher “Yellow Rose of Berkeley” by Rondo Brothers “Trapped” by Quincas Moreira “Darling Ranch” by Jin…
 
Episode 70 Just when you thought the president couldn’t get any more petty in his personal attacks, now he has his own straightedge podcast and he’s calling out the posers. So-called “hardcore” bands like Chain of Strength and Four Walls Falling? “Not that classy.” Donny Edge lays it on the line, talking some serious smack about the “fake youth cre…
 
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