READ THIS FIRST: I know; you've waited TWO FUCKING WEEKS for another Savage Hippie episode, so here it is. HOWEVER, before you just go ahead and press the play button, there is something you must know.

The reason this episode took two weeks to come out is because I stupidly decided to record the previous week's episode in the back room of a bar because that is where we interviewed Louie Badalament, the drummer for the band Euphoria, who we feature in this week's Sounds of Marshabaloosh segment. Because I ignored the lessons I learned in my fourth grade science class, I didn't realize that sound bounces off metal surfaces. I also wasn't prepared for how loud the back room of a bar would be with all of those noises coming from various refrigerators and cooling machines. So, naturally, I turned the sound way up, and as a result, David's and Ann's voices fed right back into the microphone, echoing back an infinite number times and turning their voices into a psychedelic blur, rendering most of the recording unusable.

In order to give the audience some of what they missed, I cleverly "flash back" to the failed recording a number times. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out where this happens.

In this episode, we re-answer fan questions from last week. This of course leads us into a whole bunch of different topics, among which include:

  • Our disappointment in the final choices for the Rock 'n' Rall of Fame Induction
    • David's getting tossed out of a gay bar but luckily avoiding arrest
  • How social media fuels extremism on all sides
    • How tits are the best decision in marketing.
    • How, in spite of Angela Merkel's sex appeal, she is indeed the most dangerous threat to Germany's survival

As mentioned, the profiled band is Euphoria, whose drummer we interview and song we play. It's called "Cyberschizophrenia", and you can listen to their entire album, Operation: Genesis at

In other news, I and occasionally Ann will be hosting a new spin-off podcast called The Sounds of Marshabaloosh focusing entirely on arts, entertainment and music, rather than current events and social and political issues. For the first installment, I interview Mark "the Shark" Shelton, guitarist/singer/songwriter for legendary cult metal act Manilla Road.

Our sponsor this week is Aaron Clarey, whose blogs and podcasts can be listened to at and his truthful, honest, real life consulting business can be found at Also please check out his many fine books, including Bachelor Pad Economics, The Curse of the High IQ, Worthless: The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major and Enjoy the Decline.

The artwork, which makes light of the Argentine Dirty War "Death Flights", was done by Vittoria Brooke Shaw, and the song at the end is "The Diet Has Failed" by the Yesticles.