Basement Boyz 2
Free-form organic comedy. Why listen to the low hum of the dark void we call a universe, when you can listen to the sultry rambles of Edwardo “The Manager” and Derek. With a rotation of recurring guests they’ll help you flex those pop-culture chops, and you’re guaranteed to have at least ONE awkward moment when you’re listening. Though, it will most likely be because you’ve accidentally laughed out loud in public. Did we mention this is a comedy podcast? Definitely not a couple of guys trying to embarrass you in front of your coworkers who can hear you chortle in your cubicle. Or maybe you’re commuting home? Then it’s okay that you’re smiling like a crazy person behind the wheel. Your hosts won’t judge you for the way you listen; they’re simply here for nostalgia, shits, and giggles. So you can segue from real life, to the real life of The Basement Boyz .
EDWARDO “THE MANAGER”
Ward started the first incarnation of “Basement Boyz” in April of 2008. After around 3 years and 146 episodes, the show went on hiatus…for six + years. About two or three years into the hiatus, Ward decided the show was officially over, but hoped to at one point start producing some kind of podcast.
In the Fall of 2017, whilst riding the elliptical in his shop gym, he took notice of the underutilized space in the corner of his shop, in addition to the shelving that he imagined the old “Basement Boyz” banner would cover perfectly. After a brief text exchange with former co-host Derek, and getting the Mrs. approval, the wheels were in motion, and less than two weeks later, Ward and Derek returned to comfortable territory behind their mics.
Derek co-hosts “Basement Boyz 2” with Ward. He also hosts “The Sports Program on TSPN” with Zach Swan and Alisha Alexander also broadcast on the Lewis Clark State College radio station, KLCZ 88.9.
Derek has done standup comedy and worked in the podcast medium off and on for the past 10 years.
In early 2009, after being introduced to Ward by then “Basement Boyz” co-host Josh C., Derek was asked to join the program. A short time later he was brought on as co-host. This lasted a short while and Derek left the show. later that year Derek rejoined the show, quickly becoming full time co-host, taking Josh’s place upon his departure from the show. A history of all the chance encounters that led to “Basement Boyz” in every era can be heard on episode 10 of the show with guest and former co-host Nathan Betts.
Derek and Edwardo are joined by Peter Brill for the final episode of Basement Boyz 2. They talk for nearly 2.5 hours so the gamut is run on topics. We talk about the shooting in our small town, Game of Thrones premiere, plus more questions from Peter!
Edwardo and Derek get together for the second to last Basement Boyz 2 episode. Including the original run, that’s 211 episodes! Edwardo talks about his trip to Boise to see Weezer in concert. Also at the concert, the bands Basement and Pixies The also talk about fandom born out of bandwagonning.
Edwardo and Derek welcome Rick Huddleston this episode. The guys talk about hockey on Thursdays, roller derby and reading emotion into text interaction. Derek talks about ending an old relation ship and exploding the thumbs up. Is Rick a serial killer? Edwardo talks about his recent trip to San Francisco and meeting Nick Sandow who plays Joe Caputo in Netflx’s “Orange is the New Black.” Edwardo also has a new postcard exercise he plans to begin. Are you here with your family?
Edwardo and Derek welcome William McClaine, host of the “Heroes United” podcast to talk all things Marvel and DC Universe. We also discuss Edwardo’s new NHL hockey team. And guess what? He’s not a bandwagon guy. Andy K. of King Sports calls in to make his case for a Seattle NHL team name. Also we preview the new Deadwood movie trailer.
Peter captures Edwardo and Derek for this episode and we read listener emails from Bruno, Jessi, and Josh, telling their best injury stories. The guys also tell their own and we do other interview questions as well, including our favorite cereals.
With Derek out this week, Edwardo helms the ship with the help of brothers Rick and Chris Huddleston to discuss many of favorite child stars from our day. We do some of that, but mostly other things, and that’s okay. We go down many rabbit holes, watching some trailers and clips along the way. It is quite the joyous occasion of random nostalgia that can only be found on the Time Spent Poorly Network.
On this show, the gang discusses their top five worst super hero movies. Rick Huddleston joins Edwardo and Derek on another fine episode of Basement Boyz 2. Derek has done his research and has a thoughtful argument for the discussion while Edwardo and Rick phone theirs in by comparison. Speaking of phoning it in, Josh Elliot from episode 56 calls to present his argument. Political arguments don’t get this heated. We also talk movie and TV reboots. 90210, Luke Perry, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, and more.
With only 8 more shows until we put a pin in Basement Boyz 2, we welcome Peter Brill once again to the show. Derek and Peter discuss WWE nostalgia. Derek has some nerdy streamer news, plus we touch on his comedy show. Peter watched a movie! We discuss how some motivational speakers are infecting higher education and the professional workplace.We also talk more health and nutrition, plus Mars or bust: humor needed.
On this, the 57th episode of Basement Boyz 2, we welcome Edwardo’s brother-in-law Jason to the show. We talk about the Super Bowl that wasn’t and the party that was. We also talk about the FBI, DNA, and cryptocurrency. All this plus Michael Bolton goes to sleep down under. Kenny G could not be reached for comment. At the end of the show Edwardo and Jason dip into the archives of the orginal Basement Boyz unearthing Jason’s first appearance from 2008 on the show where his MySpace poem is read. Waaaay back. Beware, 2008 Edwardo gets cringe.
On this, the 56th episode of Basement Boyz 2, we finally decide to discuss the Netflix hosted movie “Bird Box.” Basement Boyz 2 is a pop culture comedy podcast specializing in TV and movies. Tonight Edwardo and Derek welcome show newcomer and fellow hockey player Josh E. We talk hockey and Edwardo shares a hockey related story. Derek also talks about his most recent stand up comedy booking. Derek and Ward also announce their plans to expose Tyra Banks’ low IQ.
On this, the 55th episode of Basement Boyz 2, we discuss the Netflix hosted documentary “Abducted in Plain Sight.” How hog horny does your hetero friend need to be before you help him out with a hetero(?) hand job? Is Netflix trying to corner the true crime marketplace? Basement Boyz 2 is a pop culture comedy podcast specializing in TV and movies. The missus’ Nicole and Bree join hosts Edwardo and Derek. We also finally discuss Derek and Bree’s recent viewing of western horror movie “Bone Tomahawk.” We go on about the likeness of the Red Dead Redemption town and it’s resemblance to Deadwood as well as our excitement over the upcoming film. All this and we go over some of the content of streamer Daniel FromSL.
Rick Huddleston returns and joins Edwardo and @DerekOnTSPN for this 54th episode of Basment Boyz 2. The boyz talk about the Netflix series Bad Blood. They also discuss the upcoming Avatar movies and whether or not we need them 10 years after the fact. Criminal Minds gets renewed for a final 15th season. Why are procedural dramas such a standard on network? What’s the deal with reboots for shows like MacGyver and Magnum P.I.; who are they for? All this and Sony announces a sequel to original Ghost Busters with Jason Reitman in the director’s chair. Like Father Like Son? #fingerscrossed
Edwardo & @DerekOnTSPN talk goals for the TSPN, including current and future offerings. They also discuss Basement Boyz 2 name reaching retirement at the retirement age of 65 episodes. 12 more. Fear not. TSP official rebranding in the works.
SOUND QUALITY NOTE – furnace ran for the first bit of this show…sorry – For the final show of 2018 Ward and Derek welcome Ward’s dad Wes for this episode where we talk current and past pop culture per the usual. Netflix pays 100 million to have Friends for another year. Why? We talk about the upcoming Deadwood movie, and the western genre in general as well as Jack Reacher. See you in 2019 when we’ll have a call in line and the audio shows will be available the Friday after the Thursday night live show.
Creater of the new TSPN show Human Guides, Peter Brill joins Ward and Derek to discuss consumer data tracking, apocalypse and doomsday prepping, and surprisigly enough, politics! Enjoy!
Asher (Cody) Erickson joins Ward and Derek this episode. We talk about Power Rangers, other dated pop culture and Asher quiz Ward and Derek on band names. Are they or aren’t they actual bands? We do some questionable internet searches.
Rick Huddleston joins Ward and Derek for another fine show where we talk video games, and a swath current, and dated pop culture topics. Listen to hear the one you relate with.
Ward and Derek welcome Chris Huddleston for episode. We talk about the progression of the network and growing offerings, comedy, Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption 2, falling out of touch, and what we wear when and where we venture out in public and much more on this jam packed episode.
The conclusion to Zach’s final in studio appearance. We talk Johnny Depp’s gaunt appearance as well as Ward’s latest hobby
Ward and Derek welcome Zach Swan for the final time in the studio. We carry on about horror movies, fan theories, Rick and Morty, and more. This episode is the first part of two.