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.
The Beaucephus Broadcast is back, and we're turning the southern charm all the way up for episode 13! You've likely heard his work, but this week, we pull back the curtain on the man behind the music. He's the gentleman who wrote the ubiquitous "I Fought The Law," is a member of the legendary Crickets (who backed late greats such as Buddy Holly and Waylon Jennings), and he penned one of the most recognized television anthems of all time, "Love Is All Around," the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It's an honor and privilege this week to welcome the legendary Sonny Curtis to The Beaucephus Broadcast! Hear how Sonny got his start in Meadow, Texas, what it was like to grow up and be a part of Buddy Hollly's band, how the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show was created, and how it feels to have your music recorded by a lengthy list of names that includes Tom Petty, Glen Campbell, The Clash, and many more. Plus, Beau praises Ken M and Reddit for his meteoric internet rise and discusses being pigeonholed at music trivia (again). All this and more on episode 13 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
Episode 12 of The Beaucephus Broadcast is all about the art of trolling! And who better to educate us on the finer points of the trade than internet legend, Ken M?! This week, Beau talks about the semi-viral campaign in which he played a role that saw thousands of citizens working to get country musician Toby Keith to play in the parking lot of the Hannibal, Missouri Casey's General Store. Plus, internet legend Ken M discusses how his legendary brand of trolling began as a simple desire to engage in constructive conversation in the internet comment threads, how copycats almost foiled his brand, his favorite interactions, and whether or not he's considered publishing a book of his "greatest hits." All that an much more on episode 12 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
The Beaucephus Broadcast is (partially) on the road again! This week, Beau travels to Mancountry in Keokuk, Iowa to talk about professional wrestling and the upcoming Wrestlemania 33 event with his friends Casey Carr and Corey Samuels. What ruined wrestling since what many consider its prime in the 80s and 90s? What are the guys' fondest wrestling memories? And, Casey and Corey discuss their wrestling alter egos, Sheik and Uncle Badtouch. Plus, WWE analyst Justin LaBar joins the show to shed some professional light on the greatest sports entertainment spectacle known to man. All this and more on a wrasslin'-centric episode of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
The show is on the road! Episode 10 of The Beaucephus Broadcast was recorded (mostly) on location in St. Patrick, Missouri during the town's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration! Joining Beau for this episode are his three oldest friends, Lance Smith, Patrick Parsons, and Kyle Hoskinson -- collectively known as Team Kilwinning. For this particular venture, the guys are known as "The Bowl Jobs," their 2017 Irish Road Bowling team. What is Irish Road Bowling? Listen in as the boys break it down for you and provide witty (and vulgar) commentary on a variety of subjects in the process. Also on this episode, Beau talks about the Official Vehicle of The Beaucephus Broadcast (his 2004 Buick LeSabre) blowing craps in a grocery store parking lot, a Sunday morning trip to the local urgent care facility, and insomnia-watching HBO documentaries about heroin addicts. That bag of sunshine and more awaits you on episode 10 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
Back to the basement for another week of shenanigans across the world wide web! Episode 9 of The Beaucephus Broadcast features British guitarist Becky Langan, our first female guest! Becky plays what is known as "percussive fingerstyle" guitar, which requires a high level of skill and talent. Beau picks her brain about the style, her influences, her involvement on the British talent/reality competition "Guitar Star," what it was like recording at Abbey Road, working with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, and her debut EP "Parallel Paths." Beau also recaps a recent wedding he attended and the ridiculous show he played over the weekend. All this and much more on episode 9 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!