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

September 14, 2021 75 min

It’s Dill Spears, Brent N Liberty, and Anna Hartvigson!

We’re joined by our favorite guest, Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party, Jim Wertz!

Immediately, he clears up a non-issue, as Dr. Tyler Titus is, in fact, a doctor, regardless of what local Republican trolls might tell you. 

He has an important message as well: If you’re a “Democrat” who supports Republican Candidates because you drink with them, go ahead and change your...

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It’s Dill Spears, Brent N Liberty, and Anna Hartvigson!

We’re joined by local entrepreneur, podcast host, and owner of (among other things) Gisele Littrell!

This show is an absolute whirlwind! Gisele brings the level to about a 13! She’s got such a story!

She’s the owner of Tipsy Bean (2425 Peach St, Erie), but that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Gisele was featured on the second season of Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City! She’s ...

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August 30, 2021 70 min

It’s Dill Spears, Brent N Liberty, Anna Hartvigson, and Jake News!

We’re joined by the host of Buddycast, Nick Sorensen!

Before the interview, Brent tells us how he tapped the Rockies, and Dill talks about his adventures in the dirty South!

Nick goes into great detail about how Buddycast came to be, his favorite guests, what Buddyaid is and how it could be making a triumphant return this fall. He also tells us about his advocacy for D...

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It’s Dill Spears, Anna Hartvigson, and Ted Brogan!

We’re joined this week by Rebecca Styn and Rob Mahrt from Blind Tiger Spirit-Free Cocktails and Room 33 Speakeasy!

Why a speakeasy? We touch on all sorts of great topics: Rob’s obsession with first-edition books, how did Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown effect their business? What pivots did they make? What was Rebecca’s process and inspiration for creating the spirit-free line of d...

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It’s Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, Anna Hartvigson, and Ted Brogan!

Erie's own Wonder Woman, Kristy Gnibus, makes her return to Idiotville!

So, Brent got called for Jury duty. This has ruined his whole day. 

We soldier through, and talk Erie Gives Day! It was a huge day for area non-profits:

  • We get into number of donors Vs. amount of money donated
  • Why is that one church always near the top of the money list?
  • Kristy talks HER non-profit...
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    It’s Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, Anna Hartvigson, and Ted Brogan!

    Ted had some adventures with his wife in Buffalo last week, and we segue this into a discussion about which city has the best and worst nightlife, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, or Buffalo? 

    Is Gentrification happening if you’re replacing blight with greenspace? Asking for a friend. 

    Our interview this week is with the creator of the “For Comic Junkies” Podcast, JJ Hodges!

    JJ gi...

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    August 1, 2021 61 min

    It’s Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, Anna Hartvigson, and Ted Brogan!

    We don’t have a guest this week, so we talk about a myriad of topics:

    Brent and Dill talk of their mental health issues as kids, which does segue into some serious talk about something at the forefront of the national dialogue, Simone Biles withdrawing from competition at the Olympics and the various hot-takes around that. 

    Could Dill and Brent succeed as Outlaw Country...

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    It’s Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, and the newest member of the team, Anna Hartvigson!

    Welcome to Anna, as she officially joins the crew! We can’t wait to see what her viewpoint brings to the show…

    Owner and Founder of Revox Social, Chris Norris is our guest this week. Chris talks all about his history, from his start as a star baseball player in high school, to his work in Minor League Baseball, both in North Carolina, then after a mo...

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    It’s Dill, Brent, & Ryan!

    Our studio guest is the coordinator of the Erie Free Store, Breanna Adams!

    Ascend Climbing is coming to Erie, thanks to the efforts of the EDDC!?

    The "Forensic Audit" is a fiasco. Imagine.?

    Dill has a great story about “Psycho Santa” from his days working at a truck stop when he was 20.

    Our guest, Breanna Adams, talks all about the Erie Free Store and how it came to be!

    They’re located on 2816 Elmwoo...

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    It’s Dill Spears, Ryan Seabreast, Ted Brogan, and Joe Brogan this week!

    How’d we all spend our 4th of July? Joe and Ted spent theirs making sure that there were no serious injuries on trampolines! Dill, well, he spent his watching fireworks like a real American should!

    What’s happening in Erie? There were a lot of things going on this week, post-4th, and we hope you sought them out, including the Food Truck Fest in Lawrence Park!

    Ther...

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    It’s Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, Ted Brogan, and Jake News this week!

    Our studio guest is the Voice of Erie, Official Friend of the Show, and our favorite Broadcaster, Allan Carpenter!

    The Rocket Dog is the #1 concession in all of Minor League Baseball!

    We talk extensively about Bill Cosby being freed from jail on a technicality – this leads to some Facebook Trolling from the wonderful folks at the ENN Facebook Page. 

    The Sovereign Cit...

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    June 27, 2021 66 min

    It’s Dill, Brent, & Ryan this week!

    How’d we spend father’s day? 

    Ryan is prepping to travel to Washington D.C. this coming week, on the way there, it’s likely that he will christen the bathroom at the Sheetz in Breezewood, because everyone does!

    Speaking of Washington, the pedestrian bridge collapse there has a some local ties, as Dill’s wife’s aunt had her car demolished by the chaos! Get well soon, Michelle!

    In local politics, R...

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    It’s Dill Spears, Brent Liberty, and Ryan Seabreast this week!

    Brent talks about his vacation and a movie he should have seen, apparently. He did not see it. He also saw the greatest monster truck of all time: GRAVE DIGGER!

    We talk a little TST: Make sure to listen to TST #10 where Brent and Ryan talk to Joe Matos about his show! It’s a great interview!

    We talk a little UFC 263 (Dill had a gang over for the show, a loverly time was ha...

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    Marty Balawkay from Idiotville Podcast is a stranger in a strange land! Join him and Dill Spears as they bring you the first episode of Marty’s ongoing show about his adventures in Charleston, South Carolina! 

    This episode features Marty telling some stories about what he’s been up to since relocating, some of the places he been to, and what is in store for him and Margo as they explore their new home city!

    They’ll go where the city ...

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    Dill, Ryan, Ted Brogan, and Steve Castle are in studio, while Marty joins via phone from South Carolina!

    Steve got a burn barrel! His father-in-law is now engaged in some pyromania!

    We’ve got some announcements: Marty is launching “Charleston in Charge!” a new show about his adventures as a stranger in a strange land in South Carolina. 

    Ryan and Brent (and occasionally Dill) are hammering sports social media on Trash Sports Takes!

    We’r...

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    Marty B has moved to Charleston, SC and his adventures as a stranger in a strange land have led to a new show from Idiotville Productions: Charleston In Charge! 

    Join Marty as he explores his new home, experiencing everything this booming southern city has to offer!

    Coming soon from those loveable idiots you know so well!

    (c) 2021 Idiotville Productions

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

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    Dill, Brent, Jake and Ryan are live in the studio, while Marty joins briefly via phone from South Carolina!

    We start out with a Marty Update! Big things are coming from him and Margo!

    We take David Valesky – Penncrest School Board Member – to task for being an anti-LGBTA+ bigot. Remember that he’s a business owner in Meadville if you want to make your opinions known to him and his customers. 

    Idiot of the week: Joe G’Amore, fashio...

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    Dill, Brent, and Ryan are live in the studio, while Marty joins us via phone from South Carolina!

    We’re joined by Erie’s latest TV star: Anna Hartvigson, who recently competed on Hulu’s “Exposure” available for streaming right now! The final episode of season 1 drops on May 31, 2021!

    Anna, Dill, and Ryan talk about the world’s worst beer – it’s up to you, our faithful listeners, to track some down for us!

    Ashtabula is absolutely EXPLO...

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    The Original Crew is here! Dill is in the studio with Jake, Brent, and the surprise return of Steve Castle!

    Steve and Jake have a small debate, old school style, about what kind of person Aaron Rodgers is, since Steve is now a resident of Wisconsin. 

    We dive into the primary elections, despite Dill’s initial misunderstanding of what the topic was supposed to be:

    Jake went door to door as a write-in candidate for Wesleyville Borough Co...

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    May 16, 2021 68 min

    Dill, Ryan, and Brent are in the studio with very special guests, Tom and Mike from Blissful Meads!

    Marty Balawkay makes a cameo appearance to let us know what he’s up to in the deep south!

    Jake News is off the next few weeks, attempting to get on the ballot in Wesleyville as a write-in candidate!

    Tom is the ‘mazer’ (the guy who makes the mead!) and Mike is the COO.

    Blissful Meads is located in Conneaut Lake, PA

  • Dill recounts how French...
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