What the HELL Were You Thinking?

What the HELL Were You Thinking?

What the Hell Were You Thinking is a podcast where Host Dave Bledsoe invites you to explore your deep-seated grievances with life in the 21st century. Journey with us through infernal circles of absurdist politics, inexplicable pop culture, conspiracy theories, not-so-theoretical conspiracies, generational ouroboroi, Bigfoot erotica, Satanism, and evil clowns—all via rants based on some sincerely compelling (and surprisingly accurate!) history. No, there won’t be a quiz, but you’ll likely learn some new things you can be really pissed off about. So join your slightly-snockered host and a browbeaten, possibly imaginary producer, Gavin, while we ask the world a simple question--WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?... Show More

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June 26, 2020 26 min
Show Notes Episode 267: Boom Boom, On Come the Lights This week Host Dave Bledsoe revels in the fact that he may be a drunk with no sense of self preservation, but even HE won’t shoot off fireworks from his crotch! (Unless you pay him.) On the show this week we ask the same question all of you are asking: WHO THE FUCK IS SETTING OFF FIREWORKS AT THREE AM!?!? Along the way we examine such hot button issues as using Irish Spring so...
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Episode 266: Partridge Family Bus Full of Antifa This week Host Dave Bledsoe explains why you can’t go home again. (Turns out, no one wants him there!) On the show this week we examine why Reuben Kincaid and the Partridge Family want to burn down small town America! (Fucking HIPPIES!)  Along the way we talk of the panic in Frog Fart as imaginary buses filled with black clad (and possibly Black) people swarm the Walmart's and ...
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June 12, 2020 33 min
Episode 265: The Pig Was Cool This week Host Dave Bledsoe explains how his life coach has always been Jimmy McNulty from The Wire. (Yeah, we can see it.) On the show this week we tackle the idea of a world without police. (Imagine that!) Along the way we learn how Dave wandered into his early life career as a cop. (The same way he wanders into a dive bar, apathy and laziness.) Later we learn how he wandered right back out of the j...
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June 5, 2020 30 min
Show Notes Episode 264: Citizen Soldier This week Host Dave Bledsoe descends into his bunker for everyone’s safety, the bunker being his private bathroom far, far from everyone else. (There is not enough Lysol in the WORLD!) On the show this week we talk about Shitty Caesar wading across the Rubicon wearing rubber ducky floaters. Along the way we go back to the 90’s where we discover Dave was not NEARLY the badass he thought he...
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Show Notes Episode 263: The Language of the Unheard “We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.” --Malcom X No jokes, no songs, no funny bits, just some hard talk by one White American to his fellow White Americans imploring White America to put its money where it’s mouth has been and finally embrace non-violence. Show Theme: Not used this week The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on...
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Episode 262: “You’re Not the Boss of Me Now” This week Host Dave Bledsoe discovers wearing a mask actually IS quite comfortable and is sure everyone will be wearing them in the future. On the show this week, we examine the latest in our ongoing series of Dumb Culture Wars: Masks. (We can’t believe this is even a thing!) Along the way we explore America’s long history of resenting people trying to save our lives starting with the Gr...
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Show Notes Episode 261: Are You More A Dunning or More of a Kruger? This week Host Dave Bledsoe trudges up the Slope of Enlightenment only to find himself lost in the forest of Drunken Stupor. (Again) On the show this week, we examine what makes Americans so susceptible to nonsense theories and phony experts. (Turns out it isn’t ENTIRELY Facebook’s fault.) Along the way we meet the two dudes who discovered why we are all dumb ...
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Show Notes Episode 260: Next Time Try Roland The Thompson Gunner This week Host Dave Bledsoe recalls the time he tried to be a Merc, only to discover he was just drinking with a guy who REALLY liked Deadpool. (Despite what he tells you, it WASN’T Ryan Reynolds) On the show this week we tell you a little story about a retired Army Sergeant First Class’ dream to do the one thing they would never let him do in the Army: actually ov...
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Show Notes Episode 259: “We’re Not Gonna Take It” This week Host Dave Bledsoe puts a Twisted Sister pin on his uniform and drunkenly shouts at himself in the bathroom mirror just to feel like someone else is with him. (The man is desperately lonely and drinking too much. You know, just normal Dave stuff) On the show this week we travel back to 1985 to examine the Parents Music Resource Council, an issue so unimportant and trivi...
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April 24, 2020 26 min
Episode 258: Some Alternate Universe This week Host Dave Bledsoe imagines a reality where he can drink as much as he wants and there is never a last call. Only to realize that means he is just at home drinking alone and it isn’t fun at all. On the show this week we examine the possibility that all of THIS is because the Universe is broken. (Sadly, it isn’t) Along the way we remember a time when Kaitlin Jenner was the strangest thin...
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April 17, 2020 12 min
Show Notes Episode 257: The Bottle Episode Host Dave Bledsoe takes a few minutes to look back, talk about where we are and how we got here. Then issues a single plaintive plea for the entire world. Show Theme: https://www.jamendo.com/track/421668/prelude-to-common-sense The Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHell_Podcast The Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehellpodcast/ The Show on Soundcloud https://soun...
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We are taking THIS week off to prepare for NEXT week which will FIVE YEARS of this dumb podcast! In the mean time, here is a favorite from 2019--remember then, god that was great--about Jerry Eyler the Highway Killer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Show Notes Splendid Isolation Episode Three: It’s Like Bad Medicine This week in our podcast extra Host Dave Bledsoe talks about PTSD, stress dreams and why his subconscious is a petty bitch. We talk about life in the Forbidden Zone and how it is becoming more and more like Escape From New York but without Snake Plissken, we heard he was dead. Then we cover mass graves, dying at home and how the “President” is actively trying to...
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Show Notes Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied with 1985 Part Two: Blame It On the Rain I Guess This week Host Dave Bledsoe finds himself kicked out of all the Zoom Happy Hours for angrily ranting about why women don’t wear shoulder pads anymore. (Hint: they have good taste) On the show this week it is the conclusion of our two part episode on the Decade that Made Us, the 1980’s. We shoot down the walls of heartache with the...
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In this week’s Splendid Isolation, Dave Bledsoe reflects on week three of lock down in New York City, Red Sox fans vs Yankees fans, people who watch ships docking when they should be home and his new life as a bandanna clad outlaw. Splendid Isolation is a stub of What the HELL Were You Thinking on the life and times of the Covid 19 Pandemic in New York City. It appears in the usual feed for What the HELL Were You Thinking along w...
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Episode 255: We're Still Preoccupied with 1985 Part 1: The Whitest Decade Ever This week Host Dave Bledsoe gives up, retreats into 80’s nostalgia and (...is...is he wearing Parachute Pants and Members Only way too small for him?...Oh god, he is!) On the show this week, we turn away from the horrors of modern existence and take a look at the decade that made ALL of this, and we mean ALL of it, possible. (Yeah, we mean Trump.)...
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Host Dave Bledsoe records an ad lib rant and lets your know how things are going. (Hint: Not well) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Show Notes Episod3 254: “But Are You Getting It? Armageddon It! This week Host Dave Bledsoe discovered the joy of Social Distancing when he realized New York City now allows liquor to go, and passed out in front his own door. (Again.) On the show this week, we look at the other side of the generation coin and talk about all the young people ignoring what they call “The Rona”. (Get ready for some intergeneration sniping!) Along t...
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March 13, 2020 28 min
Episode 253: “The Boomer Doomer” This week Host Dave Bledsoe declares he is “working from home” only to spend the next twelve hours drunk at Applebees. (Again) On the show this week, we take a look at the phenomena of Baby Boomers being blase about Covid 19! (Grow up Mom and Dad!) Along the way we examine the root cause of why so many at risk people don’t think this is such a big deal. (Hint: It’s on their TV right NOW) We wo...
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Episode 252: “Love In the Time of Coronavirus” This week Host Dave Bledsoe angrily insists his persistent cough isn’t from his pack a day habit but this “virus thing going around”. (It’s totally the smoking) On the show this week we update you on all the important things you need to know about the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States. (By which we mean, we make jokes about masturbation and sex dolls.) Along the way we take a ...
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