The SmorgShow Podcast

The SmorgShow Podcast

The SmorgShow Podcast originates from the Chris and Dave Smorgasbord radio show which aired on suburban Chicago high school radio station WDGC-FM between 1982-1984. The show was known at the time for its edginess for a high school radio program. Chris and Dave’s all-talk format broke the mold by deviating from the station’s rock genre and often pushed the boundaries of acceptable community standards. In 2010, Chris Bockay resurrected the Smorgasbord brand name and paired up with his daughter, Ally to create a new podcast series staying true to the original spirit and variety format of the old radio show. After serving as co-host and contributing to nearly 100 episodes, Ally is now grown up and has flown the coop, leaving Chris to fend for himself. As a result, the show has taken a bit of a different turn. Chris now pairs up regularly with original Smorgasbord Radio Show co-host Dave Jackson as well as Jerry Malauskas who serves as the show’s Chief Conspiracy Correspondent (CCC). And let’s not forget ‘Master of the Wide Open Spaces Between the Ears’, Baba Gonesh – who after 40 years of being featured on our show, serves as our International News Correspondent, sending his views and breaking news directly from his homeland of India. In January 2022, the program was re-launched and re-branded as “The SmorgShow Podcast – Buffet Bites“, and will consist of shorter, more easily digestible episodes for your listening consumption. While Seinfeld was said to be “a show about nothing”, the SmorgShow Podcast is a show about anything. We love to hear from our listening audience! Call our studio hotline and leave a message! (312) 95-SMORG (957-6674)

Episodes

January 28, 2023 39 min

The SmorgShow Podcast celebrates its 13-year anniversary!

Chief Conspiracy Correspondent (CCC), Jerome Malauskas joins Chris in the studio on this episode for yet another tense episode, where we focus on the topic of Transhumanism.

We discuss EctoLife, the world's first artificial womb facility, a baby farm capable of producing 30,000 children a year and allows parents to select their baby's traits. What could possibly...

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Happy New Year (again)! Just hours after we published Episode 158, New Year Same Old Clown World, YouTube took down our content for violating "Community Guidelines". Rather than go through the fruitless task of disputing the charge, we decided to publish this alternate version which contains only the second half of the original episode.

In this episode, Chris's wife Kim joins us in the SmorgShow Lounge to help Chris ...

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January 15, 2023 87 min

Back from an extended holiday break, Chris is joined by Chief Conspiracy Correspondent (CCC), Jerome Malauskas to ring in the new year which in many ways resembles the old year. In this first episode of 2023, we get down to covering some pretty heavy topics that only the CCC could fully appreciate:

  • Jimmy Fallon breaks out in song to celebrate the new Covid-19 variant XBB.1.5 - Entertainment or Propaganda? You Decide!
  • Elon Musk...
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    Ally returns to the SmorgShow Lounge to co-host this final episode for 2022. Chris and Ally begin by reflecting back on some of their more memorable Christmases from years past and discuss the traditions that were most meaningful to them. For Ally, it was her magical elf that came to life at night after sprinkling magic snow over it. For Chris, it was making daily calls to the Santa hotline. Then for our feature segment, we pres...

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    November 21, 2022 45 min

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! To get you in the holiday spirit, we bring you All Things Turkey! As the SmorgShow gang takes an extended break for the holidays, we dig into our vast historical audio archives and breathe some life into our old bits concerning Thanksgiving traditions. Segments on this episode include:

  • Chris and Ally's Turkey Trivia
  • Baba Gonesh: What's in a name, particularly if you are a turkey? Baba prov...
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    November 5, 2022 108 min

    We celebrate the 80th birthday of our good friend and show contributor, Baba Gonesh on this very special episode of Smorgasbord Radio.

    As you heard on our 40th anniversary episode, Baba has been with us from the very beginning and so our archives are vast and deep. In honor of the spiritual guru's milestone birthday, we attempt to highlight the best of his contributions to the show over the years.

    We present installments f...

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    Special Smorgasbord Buffet Bites Episode: Ally was not able to join the last episode where Chris and Jerry discussed the latest culture and trends on the controversial social media app Tik Tok. But she stopped by the studio shortly after that show went into production and we made this special "in-between" episode to get her perspective on the dark side of Tik Tok and the marketing of witchcraft to youth.

    Happy Halloween...

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    October 22, 2022 58 min

    The political season is heating up and just weeks before the midterms, IL Governor JB Pritzker responds to an effective ad blasting him, Mayor Lightfoot, and the pending Illinois SAFE-T Act. The 'Scream Ad' highlights the out of control Chicago crime situation.

    Tik Tok is one of the most popular social media platforms. With over 500 million users, it is also being criticized for being a national security threat. We d...

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    The new fall season of the Smorgasbord Radio show kicks off with the return of Chief Conspiracy Correspondent (CCC) Jerome Malauskas to the studio.

    We begin the show with some breaking news out of South Korea: K-pop group BTS members face possible military conscription. We discuss what it could mean for the popular boy band.

    We celebrate the return of the Oktoberfest festival after two years of cancelations due to the cor...

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    October 1, 2022 20 min

    Dog abandoned for being 'gay' has been adopted by same-sex couple. 5-year old Fezco, was dumped at an animal shelter by his previous owner for humping another male dog. Fezco has since been adopted by a same-sex couple in North Carolina.

    Drag Bingo is scheduled to be held at nearby Downers Grove Library.

    More woke emails from Jerry's HR department.

    Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022)

    Dave Jackson and Jerry ...

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    September 11, 2022 130 min

    It has been exactly 40 years since the launch of the Chris and Dave Smorgasbord, heard on suburban Chicago high school radio station WDGC 88.3 FM.

    Original Smorgasbord Show co-host Dave Jackson is back in the SmorgShow lounge, along with Chief Conspiracy Correspondent, Jerome Malauskas, to reflect back on the origins of the program. We dig up some of our favorite bits from yesteryear and reflect back on the high and low poi...

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    September 10, 2022 89 min

    It has been exactly 40 years since the launch of the Chris and Dave Smorgasbord, heard on suburban Chicago high school radio station WDGC 88.3 FM.

    Original Smorgasbord Show co-host Dave Jackson is back in the SmorgShow lounge, along with Chief Conspiracy Correspondent, Jerome Malauskas, to reflect back on the origins of the program. We dig up some of our favorite bits from yesteryear and reflect on the high and low points o...

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    September 3, 2022 54 min

    Smorgasbord Radio Rewind Episode

    As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Smorgasbord Radio show, we look back at our 30th anniversary celebration from 2012 when Chris and Dave returned to their old stomping grounds of Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, IL where they hosted ‘The Taste of the Smorg’ back in 1984. 

    This is the third of three episodes leading up to the big anniversary where we look back at our special live ev...

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    August 20, 2022 62 min

    Smorgasbord Radio Rewind Episode

    As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Smorgasbord Radio show, we look back at our 30th anniversary celebration from 2012 when Chris and Dave returned to their old stomping grounds of Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, IL where they hosted ‘The Taste of the Smorg’ back in 1984. 

    This is the second of three episodes leading up to the big anniversary where we look back at our special live ...

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    Buffet Bites: From the SmorgShow Archives

    August 16 marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock & Roll. Chris and Ally discuss the real cause of Elvis's death compared to how the media reported his passing at the time.

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    August 6, 2022 64 min

    Smorgasbord Radio Rewind Episode

    As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Smorgasbord Radio show, we look back at our 30th anniversary celebration from 2012 when Chris and Dave returned to their old stomping grounds of Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, IL where they hosted 'The Taste of the Smorg' back in 1984.

    This is the first of three episodes leading up to the big anniversary where we look back at our special l...

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    July 23, 2022 44 min

    With Chris's wife Kim visiting family in Texas over the weekend, Chris and Jerry finally take to the road for some male bonding, enjoying activities other than just podcasting for a change. Our original intent was to record this episode from the various sites on our roadtrip. But in the end, we ditch the idea and instead just recap the highlights and lowlights of the weekend back in the studio.

    We celebrate Jerry's...

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    July 9, 2022 47 min

    It's time for Chris' annual physical so we decided to dig deep into the archives to create yet another 'SmorgShow Rewind' episode.

    One thing has become clear about getting into your 50's. Whenever guys get together, they don't let an opportunity go to waste for discussing their health issues.

    Sit back and enjoy listening to the SmorgShow gang's medical war stories about emergency doctor visits, ...

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    In this 'SmorgShow Rewind' episode, we go back into our show archives to unearth a series of Baba Gonesh man-on-the-street news stories involving India's culture of death.

    We look back on the string of suicides throughout India involving ceiling fans, and other bizarre stories concerning strange deaths, suicides, or "flirtations" with death.

    Also, as referenced in one of these clips, the trend of 'T...

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    June 11, 2022 42 min

    After 9 months, Chris decides to publish his "Father of the Bride" speech from September 2021.

    On this retrospective episode, we listen to Chris and Dave discuss how to give a proper Father of the Bride speech.

    Finally, we dig up an old Baba Gonesh recording where he shares a very touching moment he experienced as a new father to his firstborn, Ganesh.

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