150 Daniel Bush and Trey Alexander


On the 150th episode of Obscure Reference, Doug Driesel Jr., your intrepid host, is joined by Johnson Franklin and Golblax von Blackleblack (from another galaxy). Sassy emperors! Elvis Palpatine! Facetiming with Doug’s niece! The Death Star II Hotel! Crunchy towels! Shrivelled penis talk! Rev. Sun Myung Moon! Doom Patrol! Coach! Cooper has to sit! Bryan Cranston brain explosion! Storm Trooper Dave!

149 Sarah Tweedle and Drew Webber

“Narfle the Garthok”

Doug Driesel Jr. and Tweedle and the Dee! Rocky Horror Picture Show! Adam Sandler albums! Have the guests listened to the show at all? As usual, NO! Human-sized chickens! Married people! Rupaul’s Drag Race! Branson! A-HA songs! Tweets from last night! Songs! Grey’s Anatomy!

148 Brandon Speakes and Donavan Michael Winterfeld

“White Astronauts Can’t Jump”

Childhood commercials. Back scratchers. The Simpsons. Scooby Dumb. Hong Kong Phooey. Casey Kasem. Facebook algorithm. Selling merchandise. Assassin sharks. Men at Work. Apollo 13. Rosie Perez. Hangovers. The origin of Golbacca. Okay Google failure. Right Right Right Right. Canada. Body temperatures. Sasquatch.

147 Michael Underlin

“Uncle Jesse Hair”

Chekhov’s Gun. Tiny Toons. Laser discs. #HanShotFirst. Arrested Development. Z. Strongbad. Sandwiches. Andrew Garfield. The movie “Next.” Full House. Punky Brewster. Evil twins. The superpower of “memory.” Splatball. Queen Amidala. The need of glasses. Face/Off. Legal downloads. Trading Places. Mug collections. No creepy whispering at the Alamo Drafthouse. Samurai Jack. Family of Sandwiches. Back to the Future III.

146 Jake Young, Pauly Ray and Josh Wingo

“Green Bean News”

Whippits. Introductions. James Earl Ray. The evening news. Green beans. 10 minute theme songs. Killing vampires. Cauliflower. Snapping bones. Albert Einstein. Many tailed cats. Explaining jokes. Post-it Notes. Writhing habits. Mexican Beans: GO! Crowns. Muscle Men. Tie breakers. Terminator 2: Secret of the Ooze. Disney’s Robin Hood. Is Doug a wolverine? Fondest memories of The X-Files. John Goodman vs. Zelda Rubinstein. Barenaked Ladies songs. Max Headroom. Henry Rollins.

Obscure Reference Presents: Doug’s Briefs

In this special episode, Doug is still working on getting his new podcast studio setup (damn these delays!), so he put together a collection of sketches for a sketch comedy show!

On Doug’s Patreon page ( patreon.com/dougdrieseljr ), two months ago, he did a sketch-a-day, and now he’s releasing it as part of an Obscure Reference Presents!

Obscure Reference Presents: Basket of Tapes Episode 2

Obscure Reference Presents: Basket of Tapes Episode 2, “Power Tools and Things Being Taken Down”

Doug’s life got hectic, and couldn’t get a podcast recording together for this week, so he’s releasing another Patreon EXCLUSIVE for free. This is the second episode (third, if you count the backdoor pilot) of Basket of Tapes, where Jake Young and Doug Driesel Jr. watch an unlabelled tape and discuss it. This episode, they discuss some wrestling from the mid nineties (NWA Nitro and RAW is WAR from Christmas of that year). The conversation goes all over the place as they discuss the commercials from the tapes, where they were as wrestling fans at the time and so, SO MUCH more.

145 Christopher Ray and Jake Young

Episode One-Hundred and Forty-Five – Rock, Paper, Tinder

In this episode, Doug has invited Crisco to his secluded island to be hunted for sport. The Fantasy Island remake, vinegar and baking soda volcanos, rock monsters, burger toppings, Sonic’s speaker systems, rocking the dinosaurs, whether you should say “shoot,” what’s going on over at the Sandals resort, giving up to just do a regular show, libraries, Tom Hanks films, Jeremy, Mr. Yuk, Russian-French Pirates, and play The Lightning Round!

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144 Jake Young and Donavan Michael Winterfeld

Episode One-Hundred and Forty-Four – The Burrito Came Back

In this episode, Doug is joined by Doug Briesel Jr. and Doug Driesel Poonior. Together, they discuss bathroom wizards, Pile of Merchandise, what Pamela Anderson Said, Anderson Cooper, Port-O-Potties, inside jokes for inside people, webcrawler, Chris Gaines, Jimmy Olsen, Norman Fell’s gypsy curse, obscure early nineties toys, time loops, Petty Norbler, and so much more!

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Obscure Reference Presents: Basket of Tapes Ep. 1 “Quincy Me, Mario!”

In this very special episode, Doug is joined by Jake Young to watch an unlabelled VHS with stuff taped off of the television. Today, they watch, primarily, an episode of Quincy, M.E. and some M*A*S*H episodes. Together, they discuss: The Frank Sinatra song “That’s Life,” violence in St. Louis, the Challenger disaster, New Coke vs. Coca-Cola Classic, whether the Tootsie Pop owl was an offensive Asian stereotype, That Girl, The Odd Couple, Twilight Zone, Chris Hardwick, the Wazzzap commercials from the 90s, the Nicholas Cage movie “Snake Eyes,” shifty chefs, Lou Grant, whether or not Ted Knight was a cow, boxy cars, the fact that NOBODY WALKS AWAY FROM JIM LYNCH TOYOTA, Kirkwood-irkwood-irkwood, Family Feud hosts, what M*A*S*H stands for, Fort Apache The Bronx, WKRP in Cincinnati, Becky and Wanda, Empire Carpet commercials, Regis and Kathy Lee, and so much more!