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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 4: A Small Child's Go-to Swear Words

In this episode, Kevin and Tony explore early use of swear words, and Kevin relates a traumatic event from his past. Traumatic for him, amusing for us! Because this is the "vestigial season," the show’s three segments generate excitement only among the Listenership. First up, on Disgruntled Belgian Talk Radio, Didier Vendage is Belgianly irked at the absence of breakfast eel options. Next, on What’s New with You?, Roger Basement learns about weaponized cuisine by someone named Gustav. Finally, on the 7th RV Rapture escapade, Mr. Cuddles the Demon Gerbil meets his nemesis, Rupert the Heavenly Slug in their battle for the already lost soul of Margaret. So, there’s a lot of swearing, maybe.

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Tony Flinn, known around the model railroad track in his basement as “Professor of English, Emeritus,” recently retired from Eastern Washington University to age in place, like an old car up on blocks in the barn, convenient for climbing behind the wheel and saying “Vroom! Vroom!” He and his co-host and co-producer, Kevin Decker, have been writing and performing in “Men in Charge” since probably 2014, or even earlier, depending on whether you’re using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.
Kevin Decker, Professor of Philosophy, was left holding the bag when Tony Flinn recently retired from Eastern Washington University. That bag was full of cats. At first, he thought they were cute, but then they woke up and started mauling him. It turned out that the cats were mountain lion cubs, often referred to incorrectly as “cougars.” One had rabies. From his now-permanent hospital bed, Kevin writes for and co-produces “Men in Charge,” the title of which may or may not be ironic