The Beaucephus Broadcast is back with a blast from the feel good hits of the past! Joining Beau this week is multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter of Fastball, Tony Scalzo! Fastball released their smash hit record "All The Pain Money Can Buy" in 1998 and skyrocketed to the top of the charts with hit singles such as "The Way," "Out Of My Head," and "Fire Escape." Hear from Tony about their success, what has kept the three original members together for over 20 years, and hear the story behind the hit song, "The Way." Plus, Beau talks about what he plans to do to celebrate his 10,000th download!
When the world could have taken him by storm, he did the opposite, and with one photo taken by his wife, Canadian homeowner Theunis Wessels was a viral sensation overnight. He's the man you've seen circulating the internet, mowing his yard with an F1 tornado looming in the background. Learn more about the story and the man at the center of it all during my chat with him on this episode! Plus, Beau discovers a new local business with live entertainment you're actually encouraged to listen to! And, will friend of the show and Mancountry spearhead Corey Samuels return for an upcoming Beaucephus Buddies episode with the new crown of "Keokuk's Hottest Dad?" The answer to this question and more lies ahead on episode 22 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
Episode 21 is the first Beaucephus Buddies episode of The Beaucephus Broadcast. On this episode, Beau is joined by two of his college friends, Neil Gau and Mark Hopwood. Recorded shortly after Mother's Day 2017, Beau, Mark, and Neil occupied a hotel in downtown Quincy, cracked open some cold beers, and shot the breeze for over an hour. This episode, hear them chat about their Smash Mouth cover band (STITS), fidget spinners, rompers for men, and dating apps. Plus, the first Beaucephus Threephus! What is it? Listen and find out!
This week, Beau breaks down the latest internet controversies of which he has been a part. And joining him as a guest this week is Remmel of the Finnish band Steve 'n' Seagulls, who have made a name for themselves covering some of the greatest rock and metal songs in history in the most down-home style. Their cover of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" went viral a couple years back, and they've continued blazing their own path ever since.
Wedding season is here! This week on episode 19, Beau recaps his weekend of wedded bliss and the loss of one of his musical idols, Chris Cornell. And we'll hear from Ross Newell of Mobile, Alabama's The Mulligan Brothers, a fantastic folk/Americana band who are currently touring in support of their latest effort, a live album recorded during a string of shows in the Netherlands. Ross talks about the importance of storytelling in music, the pros and cons of recording a live record, and the band's famous suitcase bass.
16-year-old Carter Wilkerson has the world by the nuggets -- quite literally. With one tweet and a viral hashtag (#NuggsForCarter), he took the world by storm. And along the way, he broke the record for most retweets (previously held by archrival Ellen DeGeneres) of all-time. Now, Carter's wish for a year supply of free chicken nuggets has come true thanks to that the internet. But, Carter isn't trying to milk his newfound prominence for his own self-interest. He's using it for charitable causes. The Nevada teenager discusses his whirlwind month, how he wound up on Ellen, and what he wants to do using his newfound stardom from here. Plus, Beau muses on Busch Light and talks about his latest ideas for The Beaucephus Broadcast. All of that and more await you on episode 18 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
On the heels of Mother's Day 2017, learn what it was like raising Beaucephus when Beau sits down with his mom, Kathy, for a chat featuring stories of mischief management, worries and fears, and pride. Plus, Beau learns the origin of his name, what concerts Mama Cephus wants to see, and much more! And Beau recaps the joy of seeing his heroes, Joe Walsh and Tom Petty. Plus, what not to do at a concert! WARNING: Crying grown man ahead.
The legendary Smokey and the Bandit celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, and who better to help us celebrate than one of the guys who worked on the film?! Writer and director Charles Shyer joins Beau to talk about his experiences as a screenwriter for the classic piece of American cinema. We'll discuss the film's cultural impact, gain some insight on what goes into creating a film, and Mr. Shyer tells us about the potential of a writer's strike and what impact it could have on the film and television industry. And Beau will recap the start of his "Beaucephus' Big 'merican Weekend" music tour, which began with four shows in three days. All of this and more on episode 16 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
You may recognize him as the host of Fox's "World's Wildest Police Videos" series in the late 90s and early aughts. Our guest on episode 15 of The Beaucephus Broadcast is none other than the legendary American treasure, John Bunnell! Join in the fun as John and I talk about his days working vice in the 80s (v-necks and sport coats included), his law-centric puns that garnered him a cult following, and the chance encounter with Larry Flynt and a briefcase full of cash. Plus, Beau talks about his first experience with Uber, winning the endorsement of the WCIL Scanner Radio Facebook page, and how children can ruin an evening at the bowling alley. All this and more on an action-packed episode of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
True crime invades The Beaucephus Broadcast when Harry MacLean, author of "In Broad Daylight" joins me on the program to talk about his experience writing the book that details the events leading up to and the fallout from the shooting of Ken McElroy in Skidmore, Missouri nearly 36 years ago. The murder remains unsolved to this day, despite over 40 witnesses. Was it the perfect crime? What led to citizens taking using vigilante justice against the town's common enemy? All of that and more will be discussed when New York Times bestselling author Harry MacLean drops by The Beaucephus Broadcast.