Truu Stowray
Truu Stowray
Dave Holmes, Mike Doughty
This is the true story of Dave Holmes and Mike Doughty, two 90s pop-culture obsessives, picked to live in a podcast, recap classic seasons of MTV's The Real World, and find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting very, very real about the music, the clothes, and the zeitgeist of the last decade of the 20th Century.
Verbosity Was Always Our Vice
Mike and Dave explore vocal nodules, club-related illnesses, difficult Real World parents, and how much fencing is like Lazer Tag in episodes 4 and 5 of The Real World: London. Check our Twitter @truustowray for an excellent screenshot of an excellent sweater. This week's Truu Stowray is brought to you by Value Muesli. 
Jul 2, 2021
1 hr 5 min
You Have Waited Long Enough
We have had a vote. We have counted, recounted, audited, done press conferences, and encouraged stupids to break into Viacom headquarters. The MyPillow Guy was involved. But ultimately, a clear winner has emerged, and it is time Mike and Dave got to it. Make sure your passport is up to date. 
Jun 24, 2021
54 min
The Truu Stowray Scouting Combine
Alright, Truupers: Mike and Dave have watched the first episodes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Seattle, and now it is up to YOU to decide which one they will watch and talk about next. In this episode, they will address the pros and cons of each, so that you may make an informed decision. Cast your vote at, or via Twitter poll at @truustowray. Choose wisely, search within deeply, vote from your highest self. All glocks down.
May 18, 2021
1 hr 5 min
Tiny Eyebrows, Giant Pants
Mike and Dave alight onto Seattle, where 14,000 applicants are whittled down to 7 Real World housemates (and 6 Road Rules Winnebagopeople). Along the way: a shocking announcement direct from David Burns, a megadose of third-wave ska, a third book idea for Mike, and a definitive answer as to whether Jimmy Ray is Jimmy Ray. (He is.) This is the last of our episode ones, get ready to vote on which season we should watch and yell about in its entirety. 
May 13, 2021
1 hr 4 min
An American Dressing In London
Dave and Mike revisit the much-maligned London season of The Real World, and find it to be completely charming. Original music? A Notting Hill castle-y house? Sharon? Yes, please, we will take it. Along the way: Nando's Sauce, Jordy's "Dur Dur D'Etre Bébé," Roni Size, and high-school one-man shows. Join us, wontcha?
May 3, 2021
38 min
Bipped Out On A Streetcar
Dave and Mike fulfill their promise to rewatch episode one of The Real World: San Francisco, and do everything they can not to talk about it. Along the way: '90s funk-rock bands, the first "bling bling" sighting, Dream, mom jeans, flowy dresses, temp tracks, and college conservatives. Please don't make them keep watching this. 
Apr 23, 2021
54 min
The Jon Brennan Fan Club
As they promised, Mike and Dave are sampling episodes one from Real World seasons 2, 3 and 4, and then leaving it up to you to tell them which season to keep watching. Season 2 begins with a reunion of season 1 where they speculate about season 2, so they had to watch episodes 1 and 2 to get into season 2, but they did it. It's called "dedication," heard of it? SO: join them as they address Heather's friend fixing to turn Norman out, Eric's lead singer disease, Andre's band girlfriend, and THEN the real start of season two with Dominic and Tami in a Winnebago, Jon attempting to boot-scoot, Irish drinking, bad attitudes, and worse houses. Season 2 of The Real World is available WITH THE ORIGINAL MUSIC on Paramount+ if you want to follow along. 
Apr 16, 2021
55 min
The Final Breakout
Well, The Real World Homecoming has gone to the great loft in the sky, but we are here to stay. Mike and Dave will talk about it, but first: a last night, a surprise visit, a few very pointed music cues, some final observations, and a real, real lot of Norman news. Buckle up. 
Apr 8, 2021
53 min
Don't Ruin Happy Hour
Finally, it has happened to Mike and Dave: a deep dive on Norman and his status as a legit gay icon. Episode five of The Real World: Homecoming takes us to the West Village, to the Staten Island Ferry, and to an alternate universe where yellow peppers are munched on like apples. Andre gets real, Kevin gets vulnerable, Julie takes initiative, and Heather chops onions. Join us, won't you? 
Apr 1, 2021
1 hr 2 min
Our Juju Says More Tangents
The Real World: Homecoming gives us a bit of a post-Becky breather as we focus on Norman's art, Julie's authority, Eric's temp and Heather's Juju. Along the way, delicious detours into ayahuasca, Carrot Top, ADHD, Melissa Howard, Ghost of Vroom, and so much more. Break out, buy a chocolate benefit bunny and join us. 
Mar 25, 2021
52 min
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