A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan Show

Tom and Dan were once sitting in a hotel room in Daytona Beach, Florida where the air-condition didn't work, they were out of beer, and the cable only had 2 channels that came in static free. One of their friends suggested that they leave and attempt to find something better to do to which Dan replied "Why would we want to ruin a mediocre time?" If you were to ask "Tom and Dan" what the meaning of life is, they might tell you that there is none. Born from a feeling that nothing in life truly matters and that for the most part we're all surrounded by scumbags, "Tom and Dan" figured out that there's only one true constant in life; laughter. How did they come to that conclusion? It's all they have. You see, just like the mass majority of us, "T & D" have day jobs and it was at said day job where they cued in on the fact that some of the greatest laughs came at the end of the day. There's just something about the relaxed feeling of knowing that you have very little time left at work to put in. Maybe it's the "punch drunkenness" of still being at work; no one is quite sure. There they sat in their office, the door shut to their co-workers and management, only making each other laugh to the point of tears. Finally they realized that it might not be such a bad idea to roll tape on these conversations. Why not? They would be having them anyway, taped or not, and it was fun. Both of them come from rather lengthy broadcasting careers so setting up a home studio wasn't so hard to do. And with the addition of Ross, the consummate straight man and "News Dad", things got even more "mediocre." Broadcasting since 2009 has garnered a rather extensive following for "T & D" with loyal "scumbags" (as their listeners are affectionately known) checking in from all across the world. Hundreds of shows under their belts and winners of the Orlando Weekly's "Best of Orlando 2011" for "Best Kept Secret" reassures them both that yes…no one is listening! (Best Kept Secret? HA!)

Show #500 - 500th Show (12/2018)

Hey there, kids!

How's your Friday going? Obviously, Tom and I hope that things are well for you and we were super stoked about today's 500th episode of "A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan." Yeah - we can't believe it either and we were really inspired for trying to bring you guys something a little bit different in the form of this milestone of an episode. 

Normally, we would do a full extravaganza, bring all of the favorites in, do a smaller version of "Black Christmas," - you know the drill. BUT - we decided that the best thing to do and the most creative thing would be to take it back to how we did things back on the very first show. Tom - Dan and just shooting the show. I will warn you guys that Tom and I both get a little serious on this episode and I'm really glad that we did. There's no way that we can ever repay you guys or make you feel the way that we do when you show up at events, purchase merch, and all-around just support the show. So, without further ado, here's a very, very heartfelt 500th show.

d

Frankie Quinones Interview (12/2018)

This show is pretty self-explanatory. Basically, if the title includes the word "Interview" and then a proper name, you can pretty much bet that's exactly what you're going to get. In this day and age, most everything requires a "description." We don't believe in that. Just call us old school. It might also be one of our many special features or bonus shows. Wouldn't a perfect description of it sort of ruins the surprise of releasing a new and special show for you? Or we might just be being completely lazy - you'll never know. We hope that you enjoy the show and thanks, as always, for the love and support! - t&d

AGGTM - MONGOOSE WITH A HAT (12/2018)

"From the hosts of the award-winning podcast “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan” and Orlando’s Best Radio Show “A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan” comes a brand new broadcasting concept – “A Gentleman’s Guide To Manliness” (AGGTM). Combining forces with attorney, musician, and style powerhouse Steven Kramer, AGGTM is a weekly lifestyle based show that tackles all elements of the modern gentleman’s life. From what to wear to what to say, AGGTM tackles everything that makes being a man the second best thing in the world. We’ll leave number one to the ladies."

Show #499 - Lil' Onion and Heavy Pickle (12/2018)

Good morning, folks! I hope these show notes find you well. :)

It's "cooking breakfast" time here in the Dennis house. I'm mixing up some pancakes and Mai is acting out a bit - so it's reasonably apparent that it's going to be a pretty long day. As is life with a 3-year-old, I guess. 

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Thanks to all of you who were able to catch the show live today on Twitch. (If you're not already familiar, you can watch almost all of our shows at www.Twitch.tv/TomandDanLive

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On this week's show:

  • Tom thinks he discovered White Privilege
  • Tom rides the Sunrail
  • Busdeker ate goat head soup
  • Editors skewing stories
  • Toys for t*ts
  • Lil' Onion and Heavy Pickle
  • Sex at your family’s house
  • Bra Technology
  • Elvis in the military

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Thanks, as always, for downloading and supporting the show. Next week is our big 500th show. Tom and I have been putting a lot of thought into what we would like to do, and I think that we finally have it dialed in. It's a dream job for us to talk to you guys and have fun with you and I hope you know how much it means to us that you download and listen. 

All the best and we'll talk to you on Monday,

d

AGGTM - TOM MANAGEMENT (12/2018)

"From the hosts of the award-winning podcast “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan” and Orlando’s Best Radio Show “A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan” comes a brand new broadcasting concept – “A Gentleman’s Guide To Manliness” (AGGTM). Combining forces with attorney, musician, and style powerhouse Steven Kramer, AGGTM is a weekly lifestyle based show that tackles all elements of the modern gentleman’s life. From what to wear to what to say, AGGTM tackles everything that makes being a man the second best thing in the world. We’ll leave number one to the ladies." 

Show #498 - Double For Nothing (11/2018)

Wow...I almost waited the entire week to get show notes on here. Truthfully, I'm not sure if anyone even reads these but alas - I still do them. I'm seriously thinking about asking Samantha to take over for me on here - I'm almost positive that she's going to be better at this than I could ever be. (She's better at most things.) At any rate, I hope that you enjoy the show and we should have better notes next week. 

All love,

d

AGGTM - ORB OFF (11/2018)

"From the hosts of the award-winning podcast “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan” and Orlando’s Best Radio Show “A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan” comes a brand new broadcasting concept – “A Gentleman’s Guide To Manliness” (AGGTM). Combining forces with attorney, musician, and style powerhouse Steven Kramer, AGGTM is a weekly lifestyle based show that tackles all elements of the modern gentleman’s life. From what to wear to what to say, AGGTM tackles everything that makes being a man the second best thing in the world. We’ll leave number one to the ladies."

Show #497 - Gas Sandals (11/2018)

Hey there, gang!

It's "Black Friday," and the girls are off on an adventure, so I'm over at the studio, tidying up some show notes. (It was either that or more, and more of Red Dead Redemption 2...and Andrea said that I needed a break.) This week's show was unique in that any show that has both Jon Busdeker and Big Tim Murphy is SPECIAL to me! There are two of my favorite people, and this show proved to be just as entertaining as I thought it was going to be. (Be sure to try to support both of these cool dudes.

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Tim can be found HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/769435226725451/ - and "The Bus" can be found HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753992634 - Two of my absolute favorites and it's always fun as all hell to have them stop by the show. (It looks like Bus is going to be more and more of a regular on the #fridayfreeshow, so that's nothing but fantastic news!)

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I hope that you and all of your families had nothing short of a phenomenal Thanksgiving. Mine was exciting but I'm sure that we'll "chop that up" as soon as we get back to the studio full time. We'll be gone until Monday, and then we hit it hard until Christmas. Which reminds me - if you're looking for last minute gift ideas or want that "Tom and Dan New-New" then head over to THIS link: https://tomanddan.myshopify.com/ - There's a lot of new stuff there including but not limited to Christmas ornaments, new shirts, event shirts and what's left of our "FloriDan hats."

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Ok. I'm positive that I'm missing something but I've got limited time before the gals come back and then Andrea and I are off to see the band "Ghost." I've never seen them, and I'm fairly stoked because they're playing the Dr. Phillips Center...so you know that the sound is going to be top notch. If you're there tonight, please don't hesitate to stop by and hang with me, Samantha, and The Mad Butler! 

All the best and Happy Thanksgiving! 

d

Show #496 - Fish Pads (11/2018)

This is a rough weekend for us. I'll be lucky if I can get the notes out by Monday morning. If you're not in Sanford, Florida this weekend, you're a fool. We love you all. What a fun show! - d

Piff The Magic Dragon 3.0 (11/2018)

He's Piff. What else do we say? Dry, brutal, and wonderfully British. - d