A podcast where Al Jackson and Frank Caliendo (and guests) discuss issues and stories from lots of different angles ... it’s a conversation... not a debate... it’s about understanding “other sides” of an issue - not about being right... And sometimes, comedy can bring you together on a very serious issue. Al and Frank hold true to the title, they try to be serious... but they know that a little bit of laughter can make everything better.
Al & Frank get together in Dallas to be a part of The Bob & Tom Radio Experience and discuss the latest victim of #CancelCulture in the 24yo Viral Beer Fundraiser From ESPN's College Gameday who is now involved in controversy from tweets he sent when he was 16 and which now puts the $1.4million his campaign has raised in jeopardy.
Al & Frank discuss the climate and vibe of workplace security in this seemingly ever intense world, Frank talks about his guest spot on the Logan Paul podcast and Frank sits down with comedian & Daily Host contributor Ronny Chieng to discuss differences between American and International comedy audiences.
Al & Frank discuss Al's recent dental procedure, talk about the difficulty in resisting the urge to respond to wannabe trolls on Facebook and other social media, and discuss taking chances in comedy and going against type.
Al & Frank discuss the finer(?) points of white chocolate, what makes a good hot sauce (red or green) and debate the benefits of critiquing social media posts. PLUS, bonus audio as Frank sits down with special guests The Sklar Brothers (@SklarBrothers) & John Holmberg, from 98 KUPD (@98KUPD) in Phoenix for a discussion on their various acting roles and sports media involvement along with an introduction that we call impression jazz.
In continuation of last week's podcast, Al & Frank along with guest Chris Spangle, host of the We Are Libertarians Podcast (@werlibertarians @ChrisSpangle), discuss the two-party system, how politics has become entertainment, and how to navigate the minefield of offense as creators and discussion providers.
Al & Frank are joined by Chris Spangle (@ChrisSpangle), host of the We Are Libertarians Podcast (www.WeAreLibertarians.com) for an open discussion about gun violence in America in light of recent events in El Paso, TX & Dayton, OH
What cost is privacy? Can we even still hold onto the notion that we have any privacy in the digital world? Al & Frank discuss their fears of lack of privacy, whether it can be held onto and what might be happening to it as they try and be serious about the wide scope of what is privacy and who controls it.
Al & Frank talk about Frank's weekend at the Phoenix Fan Fusion celebration of all things comic genre related and then get into a discussion about race, PC culture, bigotry and stereotypes after watching the recent ABC airings of 'LIVE In Front Of A Studio Audience 'All In The Family' and 'The Jeffersons''. A discussion that centers on whether or not these types of families still exist in America some 45+ years later and also whether or not these types of shows and their content could be done on television today given our "PC" climate.
The talk gets serious in regards to Al's DJ gig, Frank's first visit to the Pat McAfee show and the reveal made after his second visit that really rocked Frank's world. And finally the guys talk about a study that claims up to 60% of men are now simply avoiding women in the workplace given the climate of sexual abuse allegations and inappropriate interactions and impressions between the sexes.
Al & Frank begin with a discussion of parents who seem to be using their children for click on online creator platforms like Youtube and the implications it could have. Then they talk about privacy in relation to devices like Amazon's Alexa which is always listening whether she's active or not. And finally they discuss whether a new generation of fans and their seeming disdain for seeing sporting events live is depriving them of seeing signature historic moments like Kawahi Leonard's buzzer beater that sent the Philadelphia 76ers home in this year's NBS playoffs.
Al & Frank swing a hefty pendulum in this week's episode beginning with tales of the hassles of the frequent flyer, swinging to Al prepping to go camping, back to delving into Frank's favorite chain restaurants, over to tech boom doom and finally arcing back to discuss our president's spelling conundrums!
Al & Frank talk Black & White haircuts, their favorite things in life like Airpods, dating apps, gender fluidity and the differences in between kids and their parents, touch on the scientific method, explore fake toxic masculinity and wrap it all up with something called the Day of Silence. Oh and also discuss high end ping pong paddles.
Al & Frank talk about the historic Masters weekend of Tiger Woods and how it is to live with supreme talent. Al wonders how death threats can still be a real thing in today's society. Are people becoming more and more comfortable with living in a sexless marriage? And Al plays a game with Frank and invites in Alex Jones and Donald Trump to play!
Al & Frank discuss what constitutes 'Influence' in today's world now that Instagram "influencing" is a thing. Al tests Frank's knowledge of well-known Beer Towns in the US. A discussion of whether your spouse should come to your defense in an online battle or argument whether you may want them to or not. And they tiptoe around the topic of whether the country is more ready for its first gay president or its first female president?
With the upcoming release of Avengers: End Game, tickets went on sale and sold so quickly that it may foster a new scalping genre. Al wonders of iconic rockers, comedians and celebs are feeling compelled to hang on a bit too long at the expense of their legacies. Frank challenges Al with a new game of quotes called DJT, AOC or IMDB. And lastly the guys explore a new dating trend whereby men and women find each other through having a certain kind of therapy in common.
On this episode Al & Frank discuss Robert Mueller's Day Off, whether or not there's such a thing as a "cheap seat" in the NBA, does Frank's family tree have a hidden height gene he's unaware of, and Al pitches the President on his National Siesta Plan!.
The boys discuss the “gray” area known as college admissions, what fans behavior should be checked and what should be allowed at public sporting events. Plus, everyone’s favorite game: “Frank is Apprehensive” and a special pep talk for the D-1 basketball team ranked dead last out of 353. Al Jackson & Frank Caliendo
The boys get waist deep in the murky waters of context and question who’s allowed to be honest and who should tread lightly. Plus the debut of the game: Frank is APPrehensive! Al Jackson & Frank Caliendo
The boys discuss if Spike was out of line and if the business model of college sports is sustainable? Frank reflects on his first time on Daily Blast Live and sings the praises of Men’s Warehouse. Frank Caliendo & Al Jackson.
In this bonus episode, two recurring guests, Dave Houston and Chris Spangle continue the Libertarian discussion. Chris Spangle is the host of the "We Are Libertarians" podcast which can be found on any podcasting app.
Al Jackson and Frank Caliendo give their thoughts on the big game and the 17 million people who called off work. Halftime backlash... an immigration question for Frank... Al turns Frank into his voice puppet... and Krafti B.
With snow on the ground, Tom Brokaw seemed to be the only person that stepped in it today. The boys get to that, as well as which Superbowl party fits them best... and just how seriously should we take our schooling?!?
Chris Spangle of WeAreLibertarians.com joins hosts Al Jackson & Frank Caliendo along with frequent guests Brian Love and Dave Houston for a full five-person virtual round table discussion on diverse topics including media bias, police and community relations, politics as a team sport and the practical bounds of Libertarianism in society.
Hosts Frank Caliendo & Al Jackson, along with frequent guest Brian Love spend some time interviewing Libertarian Chris Spangle (www.WeAreLibertarians.com)
Chris Spangle is the Digital Director for The BOB & TOM Show, a nationally syndicated morning show. Spangle is the founder and host of the We Are Libertarians podcast, which is dedicated to applying libertarian thought to current events, politics, and culture. Before this, he worked in politics and media as a producer at a news talk radio station, the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, Audio Editor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a Senior Account Representative at an advertising agency. He lives in Indianapolis, IN. His Twitter is @ChrisSpangle.
The first official episode of Al & Frank Try To Be Serious. Frank Caliendo & Al Jackson discuss a range of topics with Dave Houston & Brian Love.