Should I start listening to O&A?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by RenchFries, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative VIP

    Reputations:
    71,645
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    28,567
    Likes Received:
    33,881
    RONNIE THE CLAW likes this.
  2. Stinkfist

    Stinkfist Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    6,123
    Likes Received:
    8,124
  3. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

    Reputations:
    540
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    10,039
    O&A is gone. Opie and Jim Norton show is listenable, but nothing to crow about. Cumia's internet show is a hit or miss as well.


    Just like Howard, I suggest you listen to their best of stuff on YouTube. Anthony Cumia forum has some good links to previous O&A classics.
     
    ARM and RenchFries like this.
  4. njguy8

    njguy8 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,389
    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    7,768
    Likes Received:
    13,545

    Hello my friend. You can get a taste of their show by doing searches on youtube.

    You're going to be the best judge for what you like or dislike.

    Give it a try. I know a lot of people here can't stand them, but you never know until you actually try it for yourself.
     
    ARM, RenchFries and Wigward like this.
  5. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

    Reputations:
    540
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    10,039
  6. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative VIP

    Reputations:
    71,645
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    28,567
    Likes Received:
    33,881
    Oh man. That's hacky on the level of Shuli. I can't even make it to 2 minutes.
     
    njguy8 likes this.
  7. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

    Reputations:
    540
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    10,039
    I got to disagree. It takes awhile to understand the dynamics of the show.

    It's like asking someone new to get into old Stern radio when asking them to listen to only a clip between him and his staff members.
     
    ScottBaiosPenis likes this.
  8. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative VIP

    Reputations:
    71,645
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    28,567
    Likes Received:
    33,881
    Hmm okay. Maybe I need to hear a couple of full shows then to "get" it.
     
  9. Stinkfist

    Stinkfist Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    6,123
    Likes Received:
    8,124
    This Patrice clip kills me - he riffs on Lady Gaga.



    But, honestly, if you want to ease into O and A and get a sense of their humor - do a search for Jocktober on YouTube.



    Scott and Todd are great targets.

    Jocktober is them playing other DJs and talking about how bad other DJs really are. They aren't just being assholes, they show a casual listener how bad the industry really is. They show how uncreative and reliant on hacky tools other shows are. They show you how phony phone callls are all fake, how bits are bought off of websites that make radio bits for hacky shows - Howard has even used some of these.

    At the end of Jocktober, they revisit their own show and slam themselves for being just as bad as the other DJs.

    It's good stuff.
     
    Skippy, Wigward, ARM and 2 others like this.
  10. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep VIP

    Reputations:
    7,476
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    25,929
    Likes Received:
    25,523
    Why in the fuck would anyone listen to reruns of this sort of show? Howards reruns don't hold up for shit.

    Opie and jimmy are shit.

    Anthony is hit or miss but seems to be getting better and a. The guy is into what he does and b. He seems to be open and honest about most stuff.

    I've been pleased with ants podcast
     
    AmericasJudge, ARM and isabella like this.
  11. isabella

    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    7,835
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    15,029
    Likes Received:
    12,327
    i subscribe to anthony's podcast.....it's live from about 4-6PM but i listen to it as my morning radio. he often has comedians sitting in and he's still the un-PC host i love.
    i enjoy his podcast....i wouldn't have subscribed if i didn't.
     
    1Vegasgirl, Wigward, cwok and 2 others like this.
  12. Sharrack

    Sharrack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    354
    I'll check their replay shows on tune in radio when stern is on vacation or around christmas time when everyone is on vacation......but, its not exciting radio at all.
    They have some good guests on from time to time.
     
  13. Sharrack

    Sharrack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    354
    If you like general talk about current news and sports with some edgy content....check out Sid Rosenberg.
     
  14. Slow

    Slow Just a gangster I suppose Banned User

    Reputations:
    324,866
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    26,048
    Likes Received:
    115,653
    Opie is an insufferable douche. Norton was great in his old role but is overexposed now. Same with Ant.

    If there is a comedian you like those shows are worth listening to on youtube. Otherwise just stick to the episodes or best ofs that have Patrice O'neal, Colin Quinn, Bill Burr, or some combination of them. Voss and Bob Kelly are okay in small doses.

    The Jesse Ventura stuff is great. Stick with it.



    Also, a favorite...


     
    ARM and zutroy like this.
  15. BaldPussy

    BaldPussy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    861
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    1,457
    This! I truly like Anthony's show....his takes on current events are entertaining and his guest list is getting better and will improve greatly once he starts broadcasting his show from his New built New York city studio.
     
    1Vegasgirl and Wigward like this.
  16. Boomer

    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do? VIP

    Reputations:
    11,483
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    4,390
    How about you stop reading Gawker? That would be the best bet.


    [​IMG]
     
    Night Ape and ScottBaiosPenis like this.
  17. Sharrack

    Sharrack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    354
    Best part about listening to radio after the shows are over is that the commercials are removed. Fucking 8 minutes each break.... !
     
  18. HPMikesLazyEYE

    HPMikesLazyEYE Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,019
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    4,143
    O&J is ok. It's O&J plus the comic of the week. That rotates every few weeks. Talking about the headlines and then spamming plugs every 15 min or so. It was fun listening to for a few months. Sam Roberts show is pretty good though.
     
    cwok likes this.
  19. Splash

    Splash Huge Member VIP

    Reputations:
    165
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    43,420
    Likes Received:
    4,643
    Good advice ^
     
    njguy8 likes this.
  20. cwok

    cwok VIP Extreme VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    194,471
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    6,527
    I'd like to defend O&A re-runs, as they DO hold up compared to Stern...

    Should you start listening? If you are out of podcasts to listen to.. sure, Youtube O&A clips/shows are great!

    I'd recommend trying to understand what Patrice was and how lucky O&A and the audience were to hear that almost everyday. It was gold Jerry, Gold!
     
    PTRacing, Chicken Soda and Wigward like this.