Breaking Mayberry

Breaking Mayberry

Two idiots and their much more intelligent guests take on classic TV (mostly the Andy Griffith Show) to see the weird messages they broadcast into American homes, and assess what holds up and what caused permanent damage to the psyche of an entire generation. Join hosts Marty Schneider and Dan Ludwig as they descend into the madness of Boomer television, and occasionally break down their own childhood television addictions. New episodes bi-weekly on Thursday mornings!

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October 12, 2021 67 min
So listen, you're probably gonna want to read this before listening: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aristocrats

And uhhhhhh otherwise, I think we're good. Good times. See you next episode everyone.
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Welcome to our mid-season break, kinda. We're spending half the episode discussing a truly bizarre news piece about Mt. Airy, NC, and then the other half talking about an episode I've already forgotten. Also we go in hard on those punks at NPR. About time someone put them in their place.

Watch the CBS News segment on Mt Airy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZme-GsKv_g

Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRem...
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Dating and relationship expert Harris "Dr. Nerdlove" O'Malley stops by to watch this awful My-Fair-Lady-pastiche redeeming one of Mayberry's most unredeemable characters - Ernest T. Bass.

Marty asks important questions, Harris tries to answer them, and Dan explains why the Vietnam war was a great time to be an old dirtbag.

More of Dr. Nerdlove: https://www.doctornerdlove.com/
Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Schne...
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August 27, 2021 87 min
Okay, yeah, we've seen enough here, John Whedon suuuuuuuuuccccckkks. And also, surprise surprise, isn't a very good writer! As in, can't write in character and can't stay consistent for an entire episode! We hate him! He's the worst!

Also in this episode: Marty is comically mistaken for someone else (again), Dan explains AG's descent into authority-loving, and Sheriff Andy Taylor makes a man fully homeless fo...
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August 12, 2021 65 min
Honestly, for a show hosted by two dudes, we really don't make that many dick jokes, right? Well, that's gonna change!

But beyond the ball jokes, we're also talking about Season 04, Episode 05, "Barney's Side Car" which is one of the most ridiculously militaristic/fascist scenes ever put to television, to the point where it accidentally becomes a good abolitionist argument. Things gets wild in this one, we wo...
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Pretty sure Sheriff Andy Taylor doesn't actually even like his kid and literally doesn't care if his son knows he's alive. It's a pair of absolutely demented episodes this week, where we encounter a mine rescue that could only have gone worse if Elon Musk had been alive, and learn that Andy can be a great Dad... to other children.

Also, Dan reaches out into the paranormal, Marty makes life moves, and we bring back ev...
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This episode of Andy Griffith is like a shitty version of The Ring: It doesn't kill you if you watch it, it just makes you a slightly worse person.

Grant from Chip & Ironicus (and other things) stops by to stare into a half-hour of pure evit with us. Tune in!

Grant on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gen_Ironicus
Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theludds
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June 17, 2021 63 min
An important change in Marty's relationship status re: birds, a cunning plan to raise aquarium attendance, and yet another baffling Andy Griffith show moral await you as we take on Season 4, Episode 11, "Citizen's Arrest!"

Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theludds
SUPPORT BREAKING MAYBERRY ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/breakingmayberry
Music by Max Ludwig: tw...
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The world is opening up, and we're reinventing ourselves! As the kinds of guys who cancel plans!

We're doing a double-header of the meanest and dumbest of AG episodes! Join us and scream about Barney's unhealthy relationship with his landlord! Learn where Loud White People were invented! Eat delicious Werther's originals!


Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theludds
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Funnyman and story guy Neil P. Bardhan stops by to talk about report cards and online dating. In Season 4, Episode 8, some bullshit happens with Opie's grades and we all get a lesson in how your loved ones can often overlook clear signs of depression! Fun shit!

Neil on Twitter: Neil P. Bardhan (@NeilPBardhan) / Twitter
Neil's Consulting Service: Bardhan Consulting
Neil Estate on YouTube:https://youtube.com/channel/UC-BByZj...
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April 22, 2021 91 min
We finally did it, we finally went full Marxist on the Andy Griffith Show. We didn't MEAN to do it but it was bound to happen eventually. Also in this episode, Marty is an unwilling participant in childhood trauma, and everyone sadly waves to a bunch of money.

Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theludds
SUPPORT BREAKING MAYBERRY ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/breakingmaybe...
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April 9, 2021 52 min
Look, everything happens so damn much all the the time these days. I mean, we talk about goddamn Shrimp Guy in this episode and like, you don't care about Shrimp Guy anymore. That was barely a blip on the cultural landscape. But when we recorded this, that was relevant.

In this episode, we meet the Darlings again. And also Darkseid. Marty sings in this one. Kidnapping is shown to be not a big deal. I'm so tired.

Marty on Twi...
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The Ghouls Next Door make an appearance to talk about monsters, houses, and Monster House. We dissect the haunted urban legends of our childhood, find the manliest men we can, and Marty fails miserably to get a single question asked.

Also we talk about Andy Griffith Show Season 4, Episode 5 "The Haunted House"

Listen to Gabe and Kat at: https://www.theghoulsnextdoor.com/
Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan ...
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March 11, 2021 80 min
Listen, Ernest T. Bass is back and that means this is all just.... chaos. And where there isn't chaos, there's... basically the opposite of television. Dan plans a ghost movie and Marty writes a supervillain origin.

Season 02, Episode 3 "Ernest T Bass Joins the Military" and Episode 4 "The Sermon For Today."
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February 18, 2021 82 min
It's an extremely bird-heavy Season Premiere as we talk about "Opie The Birdman", one of the most influential and critically acclaimed episodes of TV ever made!

...So of course we spend most of our time talking about Pierce Brosnan, Winnie-the-Pooh, and airsoft guns instead.

It's good to be back with Season 04, Episode 01, "Opie the Birdman" (and also The Simpsons Season 10 Episode 03 "Bart the Mother"...
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February 17, 2021 4 min
Scenes from an upcoming, extremely bird-heavy episode of Breaking Mayberry.
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Death wears an ascot in our Season 3 finale as Andy Griffith play not one, but two different rich sociopaths! Marty and Dan accidentally stumble across a pair of 1974 made-for-TV movies featuring Andy Griffith as a snarling killer.

Join us as we meet a disillusioned former child evangelist, have sympathy for meme stars, watch 90's basic-cable ads, and read through psychotic-killer Andy's high school journals.

It's "Pr...
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November 3, 2020 72 min
To be clear, this episode is 100---- er, 99% original material, it just might seem... familiar.

But listen, enough about the Andy Griffith Show, have you ever seen the movie HEAT?

(Here's the Libertarians-get-attacked-by-bears article Marty talks about: https://newrepublic.com/article/159662/libertarian-walks-into-bear-book-review-free-town-project)

Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitter: https://twitte...
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October 15, 2020 70 min
The angriest Marty has been at The Andy Griffith Show, and the Andy Griffith Show fandom, in a very long time. Meet Ernest T. Bass, the most disgusting fucking TV character known to man.

Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theludds
SUPPORT BREAKING MAYBERRY ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/breakingmayberry
Music by Max Ludwig: twitter.com/sleeptalky
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October 1, 2020 71 min
I hope you like the episodes where we just talk about weird Philadelphia shit, because it takes us a full 20 minutes to get to the Andy Griffith Show in this one, and when we do, we get distracted almost immediately!

In this episode, we meet Vent Guy, eulogize 300 reindeer, and take a strong stance on the subject of dogs being struck by lightning: We're against it.

Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchneidRemarks
Dan on Twitte...
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