September 27, 2013
EP. 166 — I’m Not Moved By This
The fantastic Peter Mehlman makes his first visit to the calming shores on this week’s special live VPN edition of Sklarbro Country! Peter talks about how he started his career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, lays out the details of his new book “Mandela Was Late” and explains how he got the gig writing for everybody’s favorite sitcom, Seinfeld, and shares his favorite moment from working on the show. After some rousing Quick Hits, resident Fantasyologist Jesse Thorn stops by for his fantasy report and to talk about what it was like hanging out on a boat with Eugene Mirman and the lead singer of The Mountain Goats.
June 23, 2017
EP. 361 — Chang’s Christian Calves
Guest Tom Arnold Chris Cox
Actor/comedian Tom Arnold returns to the show for the last ever Earwolf studio-recorded episode of Sklarbro Country! Randy and Jason dive into an examination of what has led to the drop off in modern American tennis stars before Tom shares his favorite stories from The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Then, we hear why Tom almost got in a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s nephew, how he kept Clint Eastwood from petting a bald eagle, and what sport he’s been jonesing for lately. Quick Hits brings reports of a soccer goalie who bailed at halftime and a catfish thrown into a hockey rink, and finally, former Vice President Al Gore stops by to show off his rapping skills.
This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/sklar).
June 16, 2017
EP. 360 — The Jack Sock (Tight Ass Pants)
Guest Erik Griffin
Randy and Jason discuss the NBA Finals and how Kevin Durant can fix the Association’s parity problem. Then Erik Griffin (Workaholics, I’m Dying Up Here) joins the show! The three discuss what “I’m Dying Up Here” gets right about the comedy world. Erik talks about how he got his courtside season tickets, what it’s like having players actually hear what you’re yelling, and what the Clippers need to do to take it to the next level. Then the discussion turns to the NBA Finals, how close in talent the Warriors and Cavs truly are, and how NBA player contracts should work. All three agree college athletes should be compensated, and debate the best way to do it. On Quick Hits: the Austin Rivers/Big Baby beef, pro athletes living in apartments, and Mr. Met’s fingers. Jesse Thorn brings a fantasy report.
June 8, 2017
EP. 359 — Ladies of GLOW
Comic actresses Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson (GLOW) join Randy and Jason for this week’s Sklarbro Country! First, the Bros cover their main story: The Tebow Effect. Then, they talk to Kimmy and Rebekka about their work on the new Netflix series GLOW, including how they were trained by Chavo Guerrero, getting beaten up by the ropes, and writing their own character bits. Then, they discuss a Turkish NBA player involved in political controversy and an MMA fighter who unknowingly fought while pregnant during Quick Hits, and finally, the Sklars talk to Matthew McConaughey about Mo Bamba’s Texas recruitment.