The Tom Barnard Show

The Tom Barnard Show

The Tom Barnard Show features local and national guests and is heavily focused on humor. Tom Barnard, host of the #1 local morning show in the United States since 1986, created the podcast with the goal of a show with more creativity and flexibility than radio. Tom hosts the show along with his wife Kathryn, daughter Alex, and son Andy. It airs live central time, Monday-Friday 11 AM to 1 PM CST. You can stream it live at www.tombarnardshow.com, seen in live HD video on Youtube, reached via iPhone or Android app or via podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play on Android. Email info@tombarnardpodcast.com at any time with questions.

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October 18, 2021 49 min
What's more boring than law?  Today we attempt to find out, and discover that the answer is "nothing".  That is, unless you like reading thousands and thousands of words that detail exactly how fast you can drive in any given scenario.  Then it's fascinating.  Hey, it's better than watching football.  Everyone's a winner when you follow traffic laws.  We cannot say the same about the Vikings or Falcons. See...
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Long-time listeners may be familiar with Tom quitting KQ every few months.  We call this a negotiation breakdown.  Anyone can learn to be a good negotiator, they just need to learn how.  Well, Mickey doesn't have a book, strangely enough.  But he does have some wisdom.  He negotiated a hostage release with North Korea, so he'd know how to make a deal.  He also knows Bright, a platform to interact with educators, experts, an...
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This week another uber-successful Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Famer. Pam Lundell from KTIS. She is a voiceover queen. Is she a Vikings fan? Enjoy episode 28 of Moon Pjugg and Hobbs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 14, 2021 52 min
We've got a star-studded cast this hour.  MIke Gelfand.  Adrian Washington.  Jimmy Francis.  And of course, Jit from Maharaja's.  Each a different ethnicity, each Minnesotan.  And we didn't even have to pay a Chief Officer of Diversity a salary to achieve it.  Makes you think.  The name of the hour is good vibes.  Adrian brings the comedy at Annandale this weekend and St. Cloud the next.  Jit brings the love.  Jimmy and...
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October 14, 2021 53 min
When you think Jeff Foxworthy, you usually don't think about the Jewish Mafia.  Don't worry, he's still not a made man.  Or a made mensch, I suppose.  That combo is just what you get when you dedicate one segment to Gelfand and one to Jeff.  We try to bring people of all backgrounds together so we can talk about how every car made before 2005 was a piece of crap. Come see Jeff Foxworthy at the Pantages on October 30th,...
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October 13, 2021 53 min
October is the month of ghosts, skeletons, and other various forms of dead people.  So why not the actual kind of dead person?  No, not that kind.  We're talking about spirits.  The afterlife.  Since people first figured out that they can die, they've wondered if that's the end.  Most cultures throughout history came to the conclusion that no, it's not.  They never really had any concrete evidence of it though.  Tha...
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October 13, 2021 49 min
Sorry, Halloween fans.  You're not allowed to celebrate your favorite holiday any more.  Why?  Because black people don't believe in it.  If you're a black person, this may come as a surprise to you, but it's true.  At least, according to some school board in Seattle.  Take it up with them.  And while you're there, try to figure out where all these corpses and burned out buildings are coming from, because accord...
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October 12, 2021 50 min
Everyone wears a mask.  No, not a covid mask.  A metaphorical one.  And also a covid one, at least for now.  As kids, we dress up as fictional characters.  Sometimes as adults too.  More commonly, we simply pretend to be someone we're not.  Not a character, but an idealized version of ourselves.  Unfortunately, that kind of mask only helps protect our psyche from the harsh realities of the world.  It doesn't stop the spread...
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October 12, 2021 51 min
Banning things you don't like is certainly not a new phenomenon.  They've been doing it since humans began writing their shenanigans down.  Apparently it's ingrained in our psyche.  Despite the thousands of years that have passed since the pharaohs made it illegal to question their divine magnificence, humans have yet to evolve on a basic level.  Just enjoy what you can while you can before someone powerful decides it&#...
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October 11, 2021 48 min
City burns.  Populace declares leadership bad.  Election season arrives.  Populace elects same leadership again.  Return to step 1.  It's a rut we're all familiar with, mostly because people seem to care more about brand familiarity than actual progress.  Same reason Minnesotans still root for the Vikings.  Just because you've heard of them doesn't mean they're any good, you know. See omnystudio.com/listener fo...
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October 11, 2021 51 min
Imagine being told that you have to pretend to be a mobster for several years, and if you ever let the mask slip you'll die.  Sounds pretty bad, right?  Surprisingly, some people take that offer.  Giovanni is one such person.  That's a level of dedication few of us can relate to.  Then again, it wasn't all bad.  Apparently real life gangsters are just as quick with a one-liner as TV gangsters.  So that's fun. Giova...
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He has been on the air for more than 69 years! And a new member of the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Meet Don Egert... a great story teller and our new best friend! https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/607526445 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The all over the map episode. Peter Borne returns to talk about a charity run by a bunch of guys named Mike who are having "Mikes Giving" on Peter's boat. We also compare colonoscopy stories and the dangers of 60's Volkswagens. Ron calls in to relay the story of his brand new Chevrolet truck that had apparently been painted three different colors from the factory. Finally, Mike Gelfand mourns the loss of a ceramic g...
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October 7, 2021 51 min
It's October, which means it's time to get spooky.  And what could be spookier than a massive horde of boxelder bugs?  Exactly one thing: slasher films.  "Don't let your children watch slasher movies" should go without saying.  It apparently does not.  Kids aren't really equipped to handle that kind of thing.  What may seem silly and campy to you may traumatize them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy ...
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October 6, 2021 50 min
It's time to get jacked...in a calm way.  Hearing is often one of the most underappreciated senses.  That may sound strange considering we're addressing an audience of podcast listeners, but still.  Sounds can bring back memories and engage the imagination as well as or better than sight.  So why is all of our entertainment vision-based?  No longer.  Not when AudioJack is around.  Why watch a movie when you can hear a jack?...
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October 6, 2021 50 min
When's the last time you went to Burger King?  If you're Minnesotan, apparently it's been a while, because they're not doing great.  Then again, things in Minnesota not being great is a long-standing tradition.  Our cities are a joke, our sports teams even moreso.  Our local news is a shining example of everything the news should not be.  Even our podcasts are horrible.  Except this one, of course. See omnystudio.c...
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October 5, 2021 48 min
What's in fashion these days?  Platform shoes?  Tutus?  Zebra striped pants?  The real question is, why pay attention to fashion at all when you can just wear whatever you want?  Aside from the fact that a lot of people will think you're crazy, of course.  That's one of the many benefits of being a child.  You can wear anything, no matter how sparkly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 5, 2021 50 min
Remember the good old days, when race riots were burning down cities and nobody wanted to leave their house for fear of rising crime rates?  Yes, we're talking about last year.  We are also talking about the 60s.  Nostalgia can blind us to the bad aspects of the past.  Apparently that doesn't apply to whoever made the new Sopranos prequel movie.  People were expecting people saying funny things in Italian accents, instead t...
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October 4, 2021 43 min
We're finally back to the familiarity of day to day life.  Both the Vikings and Falcons are losing, politicians are abusing their positions to make money, and Facebook is down.  It's like nothing ever happened.  With the modern obsession with "progress", sometimes it's nice to return to your roots. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 4, 2021 46 min
Lizzie Borden took an axe.  Or did she?  Unsurprisingly, a double murder that happened a century before we even knew what DNA profiling is doesn't have a lot of solid evidence around.  That's when you turn to channeling.  Divination.  That sort of thing.  You're going to have to watch The Curse of Lizzie Borden on Discovery Plus to see how that turns out.  Be prepared to revise the popular schoolyard rhyme based on what...
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