Men in Charge

  • Hosted by Tony Flinn, Kevin Decker

A series from the creative genius of Tony Flinn and Kevin Decker

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Season 6, Episode 16: We’re Sorry About Your Childhood!

Jan 14, 2018

For the first time in recorded prehistory, Kevin and Tony lug the Men in Charge Portable Recording Unit, contained in three Mitsubishi Minivans, to record out of the studio. They set up shop at the Unhappy Childhood Festival at the Lower Heights Convention Center, where they are promptly ignored by everyone who attends, probably because of their “Deep State”-required nametags.

Season 6, Episode 15: Raised by Hamsters!

Jan 7, 2018

Kevin begins this episode by describing what it was like living next door to kids who were raised by hamsters, and the dangers these kids posed while “foraging” on the bus. Then, to unclump our mental sawdust, we move on to another chapter of “Johnny Hambone, Library Bouncer,” in which Johnny attends an academic conference on Library Bouncerdom. He scowls, drinks with a sputtering old flame from graduate school, and finally has a bit of a fracas over his name tag. And yes, we use the breaking-glass sound effect, so it’s maybe another Bad Day in the Life, etc.

Season 6, Episode 14: City of Steves

Dec 17, 2017

This episode, the typical jocular beginning of the episode, banter, is replaced by a revolutionary new idea…oh, wait, it’s just banter. But scintillating and—dare we say—titillating banter? After all, this is “City of Steves”! Our first sketch is “Tales from the Profane Calliope,” hosted by Bay Radbury, and it’s our first Men in Charge radio sketch in black and white!

Season 6, Episode 13: Cavalcade of Lipids!

Dec 10, 2017

Tony and Kevin remonstrate with the audience for their lack of research ahead of each episode. Notably, the Listener probably is unable to insert either “cavalcade” or “lipids” into their cocktail party badinage, or even “badinage,” for that matter. First up is Jimmy Stewart, Presidential Press Secretary. Mr. Stewart comes out of retirement, and the grave, to tell the public what it’s like to work for the President in the New America. And he does. He certainly does. Next is a word from our sponsor, New America Wet Nurse and Nanny Services.

Season 6, Episode 12: The Ongoing Threat of the Man Bun

Dec 3, 2017

The crusade against unnecessary male head hair continues with Tony’s and Kevin’s invectives against the “man bun” and—shockingly—it is revealed that now WOMEN are wearing them. Get ready to relax with “Belva Mulvahill, Guided Meditation Reader,” whose soothing dulcet tones will guarantee that you’re slipping below the waves of consciousness and into the realm of jellyfish and sharks in no time at all. Then it’s “High and Lonesome,” a musical treat from Mark Graham and Orville Johnson.

Season 6, Episode 11: The All OSHA Fourth of July Episode

Nov 26, 2017

As the title indicates, this is Men in Charge’s first 4th of July holiday-themed episode, celebrating the New America’s corporate-owned Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA), or whatever those letters stand for. What’s important is that we can all feel a little safer, or at least more obedient, knowing that Monsanto is smiling benignly/predatorily down on all of us now.

Season 6, Episode 10: The Neck Beard Episode

Nov 19, 2017

If you’ve got a neck beard, then this episode is NOT for you—literally. Stop reading now, please. For those whose Adam's apple is as clean-shaven as a baby’s bottom, this episode starts off with an angst-ridden look at the world of “Johnny Hambone, Library Bouncer.” His love affair with the stridently indifferent Lurleen is not to be. We hear from our sponsor, Stained Apron, providing a box of different random meat chunks by mail to make dinners easier.

Season 6, Episode 9: A Dan Blanche Christmas

Nov 12, 2017

This is Men in Charge’s first official Christmas episode, broadcast for the first time well before Christmas to give you plenty of time to shop. Dan Blanche, the longest-serving adjunct writing instructor at Lower Heights Community College, agrees to house-sit over Christmas for ruthless career advisor Brian Feldon and his (Brian’s) girlfriend, Zoë, for whom he (Dan) has an inappropriate affection. What follows is, inevitably, filled with gun play, calling 911, zip ties, betrayal, drunkenness, and eventual arrest.

Season 6, Episode 8: The Accidental Exorcist

Nov 5, 2017

Examining the details of how to perform a common- or garden-variety exorcism on Wikipedia, Kevin and Tony come to the conclusion that most exorcisms are successful merely by chance. They further find that many things might need to be exorcised in our proud, beautiful, tall New America, including intelligence and common human decency. Speaking of a lack of common human decency, this episode’s sketches include Unacceptable TED Talks with Alonza Fink, who presents a radical vision—of life without TED Talks.

Season 6, Episode 7: My Favorite Migraine Story

Oct 29, 2017

Tony and Kevin learn that Monopoly is the text, and Not Listening is the subtext. They say dumb things about bulgur wheat instead of migraines, and then their idiocy extends to considering the purchasing power of Monopoly money, especially those little blue fifties. Their advice? Spend that money at home by persuading your children it’s their allowance. Inevitably, our hosts go on to discuss the Feng Shui of furniture arrangement inside those little green Monopoly houses.