Episode 014: 50 Shades of Grey

“What is the meaning of life?” is about as philosophical a question as there is, however we at the Tri-Pod would put good money on that being answered long before any body stumbles across a sensible response to, “what the hell are women thinking?”.  But the daunting task of answering the latter did not sway the Tri-Pod from at least trying to understand what goes on beneath all that makeup and hair dye.

Instead of taking on the whole we thought it best to chip at the edges this week, and over time we will work our way to the estrogen-filled center. So what edge did we start with, you may ask. Well why not tackle what has every woman acting like a 13-year-old boy who just found his uncle’s stash of Playboys? We are, of course, referring to 50 Shades of Grey. But the guys of the Tri-Pod did not just spend an episode bagging on a lot of hearsay. Josh and Travis lied down on the bearskin rug next to a roaring fire, and spent a whole night reading the novel cover-to-cover over a bottle of Merlot. Afterwards, they called over two lady friends, and spent the next hour and a half…talking. That’s right, in the first installment of The Tri-Pod: Girl Talk, we bring on Ashley and Jamee to discuss the book and try to uncover just how and why this has become as popular as it is.

Ladies, grab all your girlfriends and a box of Chardonnay, ’cause this foursome is about to get all Christian and Anastasia on your ass.

Episode 014 for iPhone

Next week we review the hit film Beaches, and afterwards we’ll rank our 5 favorite post-break up ice creams!

Bonus Audio: 5 minutes of discussion that didn’t make the final cut:

Deleted Talk: Episode 014

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Episode 13: The Olympics

No, friends, you are not mistaken. We promised Episode 13 would be based on a popular book and feature womens, however due to one friend backing out at the last minute, Josh, Matt and Travis decided to tackle a relevant topic: the Olympic games. However instead of focusing simply on the goings ons at the 2012 summer games, the episode meanders to and fro topics. From the way the early games formed to the use of PED’s, and everything in between. This episode provides plenty of different thoughts and opinions, so this would be the perfect time to point out that we highly encourage listener comments. Tell us what you may disagree with and take the conversation from the airwaves and on to the comment section.
[audio https://th3tripod.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/episode-013-the-olympics.mp3]
Episode 013 – The Olympics for iPhone

Inevitably, when a pair of gloves is shared, someone is always left out.


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Episode 012

Episode 012 finds the group settling back into our normal, comfortable format: three friends…one hour…no point. Friend Ken kept our third seat warm as he dropped in to chat and even got his very own segment! As you will hear us tease this week, our next episode (013) is shaping up to be shocking, controversial and if we’re all lucky, enlightening. Tune in to Episode 012 to get a few more details on what is planned for the upcoming episode, and while you’re there, spend an hour with us as we discuss:

  1. Josh’s gas problem and all the kick-ass things he wishes he could do
  2. Ken questions everything about his manhood
  3. Travis provides us insight into his lack of oral confidence

    Episode 012 for iPhone


We’re brothers. We’re happy and we’re singing and we’re colored.


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Episode 011

To be completely honest, good friends, Episode 011 just about never happened. As luck would have it, a few days before tri-podding, Friend Travis’ computer completely crapped out. We decided to meet up at the normal tri-pod time and hoped we could find a way to bring our computer back to life. In the end, Friend Josh showed up with a brand new power supply and after we haphazardly plugged in as many of the billion wires sticking out as we could, the system kicked on and we were back in business!

But enough of the good news….we did have a very big announcement upon kicking off Episode 011. Tune in to find out the shocking news and while you’re listening, enjoy some Vacation Talk as we look at:

  • The ridiculousness that is the “tourist trap”
  • Airport craziness and preconceived notions of the tourist
  • The beating that is the family vacation

[audio https://th3tripod.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/the-tri-pod-episode-011.mp3]
Episode 011 for iPhone

Would you like to get some frozen yogurt, or perhaps a whole meal of food, if that would be agreeable.


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Episode 010

Well welcome back, good Friends. After a little break following Episode 009, we are back to kick off Season 2 with Episode 010. Friend Dan is still absent, but we were fortunate enough to have Friend Blaine and Friend Matt join in a big way (Friend Matt caps the episode off with a very personal story). This week, we explored the oddity that is the written…unwritten rules of:

  1. Sports
  2. Mandom
  3. Society

Be sure to tune in for Episode 011 as there is big news in the Tri-Pod world. Brace yourself, Friends.

[audio https://th3tripod.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/the-tri-pod-episode-010.mp3]
Episode 010 for iPhone

Grab your chubbies…


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Episode 009

You know that feeling when you put on a pair of your pants and find $10 in the pocket? Even though it was yours all along, it’s just such an exciting surprise. Apparently that same feeling applies with friends, too. After putting on our podcast pants, we reach into the pocket and pull out the greatness that is David Daniel Dan. But the surprises didn’t stop there as we slid our hand into the other pocket, only to find another great surprise: Friend Matthew. So what else was there to do, but ride our bikes down to the store and blow our riches on the equivalent of podcast Big League Chew and nudie magazines. So join us this week as we discuss:

  1. Epic Azn fail, wimmenz golf fan fail and Kardashian fail with Dan
  2. Crazy celebrities with Josh
  3. Nickname Talk with Travis

[audio https://th3tripod.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/the-tri-pod-episode-009.mp3]
Episode 009 for iPhone

Hello. How 'bout that Episode 009? I guess that's why they call it The Tri-Pod.

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Episode 008

“High school, those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.” Unfortunately, high school is long gone for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t chase the dragon and free base with some high school talk. But what fun is it to just hear three guys from the same generation talk about their experience? That’s why we were lucky enough that another long time listener, Friend Tom, could bring an extra element of Uncle Rico-ism to the mix. Couple that with a late joining from good, strong Friend Blaine, and this episode proved worthy of commemorating Dan’s still-living memory. So throw on some headphones, turn off Foghat and reminisce with The Tri Quad-Pod as we look at:

  1. Travis’ practice high school reunion
  2. How high school has changed over the years with Tom
  3. How Hollywood has been able to represent high school with such accuracy

 [audio https://th3tripod.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/the-tri-pod-episode-008.mp3]
Episode 008 for iPhone

"Alright, alright, alright..."


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