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.
Happy Father’s Day! The year is 2010 and Derek shares with the others the story of his journey to find his biological father.
It’s 2010. Edwardo, Derek, Garleek and Mark O open the show to talk about Mark’s passive aggressive neighbor confronting him regarding his alarm clock, and explore ways to problem solve the issue.
For the Episode 6 Preshow, the guys talk about celebrity inflicted deaths. All this happens beforre the show begins proper because we just can’t help ourselves from talking all things pop culture.
For the Episode 6 Preshow, the guys talk the Rambo Reboot, All In The Family Live recreation and more. All this happens beforre the show begins proper because we just can’t help ourselves from talking all things pop culture.
The guys welcome Chris Huddleston to talk about a variety of topics including the upcoming Deadwood movie, Edwardo’s new soundboard, how Wes Anderson movies hold up or don’t at all, and speaking of Rushmore’s, we tease ourupcoming reveal of the new and improved Actor’s Rushmore.
It’s 2010. Derek devises a plan to go undercover as a sexual preadator to capture Dateline’s Chris Hansen
Edwardo and Derek are joined by The Beard and Peter Brill for this week’s show. The Game of Thrones finale was fine. We talk about Edwardo’s gatekeeping of Chris Farley, more anticipation of the Deadwood movie and Derek names three shows he believes are better written than Deadwood. We also cover the topical ointment black salve. Paul Dano is scarier than Slenderman and Momo.
Edwardo, Derek and Nathan discuss their appetites for self destruction when it comes to food in general.
Edwardo and Derek are joined by The Beard for this whack episode of The Time Spent Poorly Show! We talk about the Time Spent Poorly Brave Sam YouTube series. Derek is watching the NBA Western Conference Playoffs during the show. We talk that and Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 when Edwardo’s brother-in-law Jason calls in. We talk about Edwardo’s second Weezer concert in one year and Derek’s plans to go to the Blink 182 and Lil’ Wayne tour. The Beard’s brother Chris also calls into the show to talk about concerts and the Tool concert Chris, The Beard, and Edwardo attended together in 2001. This episode is whack!
The audio on this episode is not good. There was a malfunction with the codec and I was not aware until after the recording. This is a backup from the youtube broadcast that was way too loud. Very sorry. There’s some fun content in this episode though or I would have scrapped it altogether. Turn the volume down and bear this in mind. Beware SPOILERS!!!11 for Game of Thrones this episode. Edwardo and Derek, with announcer and recurring guest host The Beard welcome Josh Elliot to the show. We talk about the new Brave Sam videos on our YouTube Channel. Rick’s home remedies. Edwardo and Derek create a scene. Derek also talks about the Lars Von Trier depression trilogy and The House That Jack Built.
A now defunct website xtranormal.com used to have a free version of animated software that allowed you to write dialogue for characters. Edwardo found himself up late once back in 2010 fancying himself a writer of animated poetry. Enjoy.
Beware SPOILERS!!!11 for Avengers, Game of Thrones, and Cobra Kai this episode. Edwardo and Derek welcome Rick Huddleston. We give our Ghostbusters reboot cast picks and read contributor submissions. Avengers: Endgame, season 2 of Cobra Kai, and the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
A clip from a 2011 episode leading up to comedian Drew Michael, who now has a 2018 HBO comedy special, calling into the show. Derek gives a witness account of a domestic dispute outside his home this day and Edwardo struggles with technology ruining the show.
Derek and Edwardo come together for the very fist episode of the Time Spent Poorly Show! Yet somehow…this is the second season. Weird. Edwardo slips up when Bree calls in to tell them the highly anticipated broadcast has no sound. Nice work Edwardo. Bree also lightens the mood with talk of death doulas. We discuss Avengers Endgame, Cobra Kai, Game of Thrones, and Sports…all poorly consuming our time.
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.