The SmorgShow Podcast (Smorgasbord Radio)

The SmorgShow Podcast (Smorgasbord Radio)

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 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. While Seinfeld was said to be “a show about nothing”, the SmorgShow Podcast is a show about anything.


February 25, 2024 88 mins

After a much needed, but rather lengthy time away, Chris and Jerry are back for the first episode of 2024. And their return could not come any sooner! Here we are again in another election year. If recent history is any guide, we are in for some turbulent times. What will the globalists try this time? Another pandemic, a race war, power grid outages, or WWIII?


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As we close out 2023, we went deep into our vast archives and dug up this gem from 2016 when the SmorgShow Players re-enacted the 1949 radio drama, 'Letter From Cynthia'. This is the 10th installment of the SmorgShow Theater radio drama series. Unlike other timeless Christmas classics like 'A Christmas Carol' and 'It's a Wonderful Life', this one is not very well known and can easily be overlooked. This was or...

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November 19, 2023 46 mins

Chris is joined by his daughter, Ally for this special Thanksgiving episode! Ally returns to the studio for the first time in over a year. As a result, the show has a more cheerful tone, free from the conspiratorial bent that has come through on our more recent episodes, thanks to the contributions of our Chief Conspiracy Correspondent.

For our main course, Chef All...

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November 12, 2023 76 mins

Kim brings a special fall cocktail to the studio while Chris and Jerry host this episode.

    • The CDC quietly phases out COVID-19 vaccination cards

    • Chris shares his observations about the current Hallmark Movies

    • ...
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October 28, 2023 53 mins

Chris and Jerry return to kick off the fall season of the SmorgShow Podcast!

The content of this episode was generated entirely by Generative AI:

    • The Conspiracies Unveiled Podcast - Episode 1

    • Breaking Baba News: The Great Goat Reb...
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September 21, 2023 81 mins

We at the SmorgShow Podcast are taking a much needed break from our regular production schedule. However, we could not let our annual tradition of celebrating Oktoberfest pass without any acknowledgment. We are admittedly 'phoning it in' as they say in the business by putting out this compilation of our past celebrations.

We present to you all of our Oktoberfest cel...

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August 19, 2023 41 mins

Amazon shuts down man's smart home after being accused of being a racist! The tale of Brandon Jackson who went one week without his Alexa/smart home services as he struggled to convince Amazon that he did not shout racist remarks to a Amazon delivery man.

The Academy Awards instates new woke criteria for the Best Picture category to go into effect with the 2024 Osca...

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August 5, 2023 71 mins

Chris and Kim are Alaska Bound!

On this episode, we go back and listen to key statements made on Episode 114 - Coronavirus Lockdown, released April 11, 2020. The U.S. was only 3 weeks into the COVID-19 lockdown madness and the hosts of the SmorgShow Podcast were trying to make sense of it all. Chris and Jerry evaluate how...

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July 22, 2023 51 mins

Celebrating the 58th Birthday of our Chief Conspiracy Correspondent (CCC), Jerome Malauskas.

Kim joins Chris and Jerry in the studio with a special vegan birthday surprise. Chris and Kim also celebrate their 30th anniversary of meeting. They discuss the full story of their chance elevator encounter and how Jerry helped to 'seal the deal' with getting Chris and Kim t...

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May 20, 2023 69 mins

If there was ever an episode designed specifically for our resident Chief Conspiracy Correspondent, this is it! Jerome joins Chris in the studio to catch up on all the latest news and social commentary.

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI is on Capitol Hill this week for some grilling on ChatGPT, its artificial intelligence chatbot software. There has been a lot of talk and d...

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April 28, 2023 24 mins

Chris finds an old consumer complaint form that was filed in 1989 with the Illinois Attorney General's office in order to get out of a contract with a video dating service. This was a service where you create a profile video that is mailed to prospective love interests via VHS tape and in exchange you receive regular shipments of others who are looking for their own prospective love interest.

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April 15, 2023 54 mins

Jerry updates us on his annual DEI (Diversity-Equity-Inclusion) training; Chris completes his mandatory harassment training, although he wonders why he was the only one on his team who got the notice about the training. This sparks a discussion about Chris's early days as a manager where he had to manage an associate out of the organization for sexual harassment who then turned around and sued the company for ...

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March 4, 2023 39 mins

Introducing Lia 27, an AI friend and celebrity, available to chat, text or phone free of charge! Lia is the first AI persona of its kind free of charge. Lia has become a bit hit on social media!

From Lia's official website: Lia 27, an AI with human abilities, has made a name for herself as an intelligent, capable, and emotionally astute individual. Her breadth of kn...

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February 18, 2023 52 mins

Special Guest Actors Papa Vito and Bud Wizer open the show to discuss the Murder Mystery Party that they will be attending that evening. The theme: "A Taste for Wine and Murder", set in the wine region of Napa Valley, California at the Underwood Wine Estates. It has been 5 years since the owner of Underwood Wine Estates mysteriously disappeared during the valley's annual wine festival.


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January 28, 2023 39 mins

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 pro...

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January 15, 2023 44 mins

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...

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January 15, 2023 87 mins

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 th...
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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 c...

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November 21, 2022 45 mins

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
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November 5, 2022 108 mins

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 highligh...

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