Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast

Welcome to Idiotville - Erie, PA’s Liberal Conscience: We want you to be better, Erie. But you just keep screwing it up. Every time someone opens their mouth with a good idea, someone has to have a reason why not. That reason usually isn’t very well thought out, it usually involves thinly (or not so thinly) veiled racism. This town can move forward, but until we confront the demons that lurk here, we aren’t going anywhere. If you don’t like what we’ve got to say, come at us with a good take. Think it all the way out. Our podcast is here to take political discourse in this city in a completely different direction.The Idiotville Crew is Brent N Liberty, Jake News, Dill Spears, Marty Balawkay and very occasionally, Ted Brogan & Mrs Spears.

Episodes

May 9, 2021 62 min

Erie Mayoral Candidate Sydney Zimmermann joins Dill, Brent, Jake and Ryan for a great sitdown interview this week!

(Idiotville #150 had some very bad audio issues. We may be able to salvage it, but it won’t be out any time in the near future)

Sydney tells us about her history – where she went to school, college, her travels, and how she got involved in caring about social justice.

Brent interjects with an insane story about our advent...

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Dill, Brent, Jake, and Ryan have a guest in the studio!

We’re joined by NFL writer and podcaster Mike Balko, who’s carved out quite a successful career covering the New Orleans Saints for several outlets, breaking big news about Saints personnel moves, and having a nuanced eye about the team. He contributes to nflanalysis.net, hosts his own podcast, and has been featured on ESPN, Rivals, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter at @...

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Brent, Dill, Mary, and Ryan this week!

We get into some good local topics this week:

The dorms at family first are being used to house up to 150 undocumented immigrant children, and the folks on the comments sections here in Erie have led to the return of an Idiotville favorite:

FACEBOOK TROLLING!

Brent goes on a diatribe about the boondoggle that is the border fence that has no effect.

Marty dips into the vault for a sample of Dogfish ...

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Dill, Brent, Ted , and Ryan  have a great sitdown with Brian Slawin from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

We start off talking about the Man Games, which we were not supposed to do, apparently. 

Brian tells a great story about Aaron Lewis, who created a new type of braking system, the sphere brake, which will be manufactured right here in Erie! We are trying to get Aaron on the show to discuss his project!

Ben Franklin is an organiza...

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Dill, Brent, Ted, Marty, and Jake interview Democratic Sherriff Candidate Chris Campanelli!

Ted had a slow day at work, and we try to get Jake to live stream any potential snake battles that he has this summer, and the show goes off the rails right in the open.

We open the show with talk about the disappearance of Rabin Subeni, who disappeared in Erie on March 26th. We have theories. 

Sara’s is open!  We're only 3 major snowstorms...

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March 29, 2021 53 min

Marty, Dill, Brent, Jake and Ryan!

Dolemite is a crossing guard at Strong Vincent Middle School. 

The weather is breaking in Erie, so now there’s a ton of gunplay going on! There were no shootings in 2020, but now that the lockdowns are lifting, it appears that we’re making up for lost time. 

Somehow we have a discussion of “Livin’ la Vida Loca” and how iconic that song has become in the last 22 years. 

We talk t-shirts, plus how MLS i...

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Marty, Dill, Brent, and Jake!

It’s been a year since our Pandemic Lock Down began!

Marty talks about poking the bear, and we speculate on what that might mean. This one ventures off into some really interesting territory. You've been warned. 

We talk a little NFL free agency - a little! 

Our Idiotville AH of the week: Washington Township “Mayor” and Council Member Mike Feikles, who refused to mask during a council meeting. This con...

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Jake, Dill, Brent, Marty and Ryan!

The sign celebrating Erie on the bluff overlooking the Bay has somehow caused people to lose their minds because of gentrification? The money could have been spent elsewhere? We aren’t sure, honestly. No matter what happens, people will find a reason to let us know why we can’t have nice things. 

We demolished Jake’s attic over the weekend. Things did not go well. 

Ban the boot? Senator Laughlin make...

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The whole team is in the studio!

*The Atacolypse Food Truck Grand Opening has been moved to March 13 at Erie Ale Works!*

Ted Brogan’s middle child celebrates learning about space in his own way!

Jake knows music? Some how we have a discussion about Stan Bush, Rick Derringer, and Kenny Loggins. 

We rate our best and worst live action Batman and Joker actors! Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben ...

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Dill, Brent, Marty, Jake, and Erie’s Conquistador of Tacos, Chris Kaye!

***Atacolypse Food Truck's 2021 Grand Opening will be March 6 at Erie Ale Works!***

Jay Barker has assumed a new identity: Florida Man!

Brent got oranges!

The Conquistador brought us some of his new guac! We got to be fortunate enough to try it before anyone else!

Jake tells us of an interesting use for avocado. We don’t recommend it. 

Chris talks about the Erie ...

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Dill, Brent, Marty, Jake, and Ryan Seabreast!

We settle on a gimmick last name for Ryan (see above)!

The continuing controversy of the Brent Liberty twitter handle and how #freeBritney figures in.

Snow and ice paralyzed Texas and most of the South – and how it affected us here locally – so we get perspective from some of our Texan friends.

An Erie cop got arrested for biting his wife’s face and she made an abused spouse defense of him....

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Dill, Brent, Marty, Jake, and special studio guest Jeff McCullor!

Jeff is the one of the co-owners and operators of Erie Ale Works on West 12th Street in Erie! 

He tells us his story, how he came to be here in Erie and open an incredible brewery. He tells us about his hair care secrets and Brent, Marty, and Dill all stare on with jealous eyes. He elaborates on how his business has grown since 2014. 

We go into candidates for Erie Coun...

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Dill, Brent, Marty, Jake and special studio guest Ryan Dawley!

We’re joined by Brent’s former roommate and world traveling musician, Ryan Dawley, who regales us with his tales of traveling the world and performing. We also get into how he wound up back in Erie and what it was like to live with Brent back in the day.

Apparently audition rooms are highly competitive, pretentious, and obnoxious. 

Ryan is our first guest ever with his own...

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Its Dill Spears and Marty Balawkay!

We do some local crime spots, then Marty tells us all about r/wallstreetbets and how it happened. 

We talk a little video gaming and various consoles and the potential to move to the new generation consoles. 

There’s a little back and forth about some updates to our television viewing. 

After the break, Marty and Dill talk quite a bit about their mental health, and again how important it is for every...

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January 24, 2021 124 min

It’s the Idiotville Superpodcast Double Shot! We combined #135 and #136!

#135 is Dill, Brent, Marty and Ted debating the divisional playoffs and a tribute to “Your Team Sucks” by hating on each remaining playoff team in that round. This is the audio from our Facebook Live Stream on Tuesday 1/12/21!

The beer segment: Dortmunder Gold Lager from Great Lakes Brewing (xx/5) This is a very crushable lager and a bit of a change from our IPA...

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Dill, Brent, Jake, and Marty are all together in the studio!

This is the audio version of our Facebook Live broadcast of the events of January 6. We have very strong opinions about the flagrant stupidity of the President and his supporters.

The beer segment: We change it up with a Stout! It’s Troegs Independent Brewing (Hershey PA) JavaHead Stout. This is a good one! 7.5% ABV 60 IBU – listen in and find out what we gave it!

We wrap up...

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Dill, Brent, Jake, and Marty are all together again this week!

What did we get for Christmas? Dill got an air fryer and can’t shut up about how much he loves making chicken wings in it! Duluth Trading Buck Naked Underwear is the way to go! Jake avoids this topic by going through the Taco Bell drive through and buying them out!

Jake laments the portion of his upbringing that prevented him from wearing light up shoes, as it would have ...

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January 2, 2021 37 min

This is an Idiotville Special!

Dill and Marty have an in-depth discussion about the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year (non-Quarterback), and NFL MVP, as well as a dive into week 17 NFL Playoff Scenarios!

This is a good one for football fans to dive into before the last week of the 2020 NFL Season!

Support the show (http://Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast)

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Dill, Marty, Jake, and Ted talk Christmas Shopping, getting gifts from grandparents, beard grooming & how masks are detrimental to good bearding.

We get hip deep into the college football playoffs: Should we have more teams? Should there be dynamic number of teams in the playoff? Where should Coastal Carolina fall? Dill has a plan!

We do a deep, deep, DEEP dive on the college bowl season because good lord there’s nothing going on...

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Dill, Brent, Jake, and Marty are all together again this week!

We discuss Kathy Dahlkemper’s decision not to run for re-election for County Executive, and what this means for Erie’s Working Man. Does he actually have a plan beyond saying “no”? If so, we haven’t heard it. His demo is people who are stupid. He definitely caters to that group. 

We talk about the Goddess of Ham. If you don’t know, you don’t want to. 

How to circumvent ign...

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