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This Might Help With Matt Braunger

EP 34 – My Old Friend Matt Dwyer is Here to Help!

January 21, 2021

I can’t tell you all the stuff I’ve been through with Matt Dwyer. We’ve known each other for decades, and more than a few of the memories are lost to utterly destroyed brain cells. Who better than him AND me to offer advice to you, the youth of the world? We’re also both dads now, and he’s one of the only people I’ve seen during the dreaded quar (he’s in my pod (not cast). 

THE CALLS: 

1) A repeat caller who was afraid of hell is STILL afraid of hell. What to do? 2) A man who used a HAM radio is being stalked by three men, or IS HE? 

3) A college aged fella wants to know: Should I get a dog?

 Enjoy, my Mightys!

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Ep 33 – Robin Tran is Not Having the Bulls*&t, but she’s Here to Help!

January 14, 2021

Robin Tran is smart, trans, hilarious, and a badass on the comedy and roast scene. Recently she’s blown up online as well, partly because of Covid but also because of getting on the right track with her depression. This episode went long and I laughed out loud a lot.

THE CALLS: All I’ll say is A) There are four of them, and B) They start with a compliment and end with a drunk guy giving US advice.

HA! Enjoy.

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EP 32 – Solo New Years Episode

January 7, 2021

Whoo! 2020 is over! More BS is yet to come, but hopefully (with what we’ve been through) we’ll be ready. I wanted to do this episode by myself to kick the year off right, and to go old school with the pod. Way back when I started, I did it guest-less, so here I go again on my own (a la Whitesnake). I did five calls. Yes, five. Were they doozies? Hell f-ing yes! THE CALLS: 1) All I’ll say is, Rocky Dennis 2) A caller wants to know: What to do if your job pays dick? 3) A caller has onion rings on her Xmas tree. Also, how can she keep a good outlook on the future? 4) Chris has to take a psyche evaluation, and her therapist (who isn’t giving it) is suggesting she lie. YES, THIS IS REAL. 5) Steve and his family, by protecting their grandmother, have been ostracized by her. Next steps? Listen, like, subscribe, all that fun stuff.

Thanks, Mightys. 2021 will still be hard, but it will be better.

Love, Braung-Dongs

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EP 31 – Blaine Capatch is Blaming the Shrimp for His Hangover, but Helping!

December 31, 2020

Blaine Capatch is a friend, but also a comedy idol of mine. I know that sounds like a lot, but he’s one of those comedians whose writing and silly delivery I’ve looked up to for a very, very long time. He started out in the San Francisco comedy scene of the 90s with people like Patton Oswalt and Dana Gould, and since then he’s written on roughly 5 million television shows. When I was a guest on @Midnight on Comedy Central, I would always ask to get Blaine as the comedy writer I would bounce my jokes off of before we taped (and a LOT of funny people wrote on that show (RIP)). We had a great time, and it was nice to see he hasn’t lost his mind during Covid (any more than it was already gone).

THE CALLS:

1) When caller Evan has people over for dinner, if anything (even the smallest thing) goes wrong, he is devastated. How to cope with his own brutal self-criticism?

2) A man’s mom has decimated his high scores on a mutually loved video game. It wasn’t a big deal, but she keeps bragging about it. Is it cool to destroy your mom’s scores and brag right back?

3) A nice lady and her husband are big fans of the show, and he’s started taking care of his drinking problem and now goes to therapy. What are my and Blaine’s thoughts on getting ahold of one’s alcohol abuse (and secret drinking)?

Listen, like, subscribe, but most of all don’t go hang out in groups. Instead, binge “This Might Help” eps and spread the good word! Thanks, Mightys!

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EP 30 – Ashley Gavin is Having Gay Sex AND Helping!

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays, Mightys! This is one of those amazing episodes where I didn’t know the person I was interviewing, but by the end we were close, personal friends. Ashley Gavin is hilarious and very amazing. Also, she’s gay. Why do I mention that? Well, for one, it makes her cool. And B, she has a podcast called “We’re Having Gay Sex.” Folks, talk about a grabber! Ashley talks to all kinds of folks (not just gay) about sex and relationships. It’s a gas, and so is she. Ashley is a New York-based comedian with a huge social media following. In fact, she’s even helping me navigate the rough waters of TikTok (because I am an old man). 

THE CALLS: 

1) A lady in an “unlabeled relationship” is having strong feelings for her gal, and her gal is moving away soon. Should she tell her how she feels? 

2) 20-year-old Lauren is gay and doesn’t know how to meet other gays. Help! (Thank God I was here for this one (Don’t worry, I helped her)). 

3) A nice gay lady is new to Tinder and doesn’t know how to text in a cool way. Does that matter? That’s right, Mightys, all our callers this week are gay. We made it!! 

Happy Holidays to you, Mightys! I am grateful to you for getting me through this year, and for sharing your problems. Be sure to shotgun some eggnog today (with or without rum).

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EP 29 – Yassir Lester is a Model of How to Help!

December 17, 2020

I’ve known Yassir since he was a doorman at The Improv back in my early Los Angeles days, and he’s certainly taken off like a rocket. He’s a male model (like myself), just ask him. Black Monday is his most recent credit, and his IMDB is impressive, but I know him more as an amazing, fearless standup and a writer on a TON of shows. He’s also one of my friends with a serious dichotomy in his life, that of his online presence and the way he is in person. He’s gone in hard on folks on twitter and other social media platforms, but in person he’s a thoughtful self-effacing dude. Loved having him on, as he is not only one of the funniest people out there, but he’s real AF (as the kids say). Listen to this one today, especially if the holidays have you down. We had so much fun.

THE CALLS:

1) A caller is working on his masters degree and has two huge final papers due SOON. How to buckle down? (This was perfect for Yassir, as he writes A TON.

2) A caller is planning to just ride out the quarantine by eating and getting high and then getting lipo when it’s safe to do so. Cool?

3) A caller has no interest in having sex with his wife, and is also watching a ton of porn throughout the day. Do these things have anything to do with each other? Listen for our advice, argue with it, then finally agree. Happy Holidays, Mightys! Don’t lose the smooth!

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Ep 28 – The Living Tombstone is a Tombstone Alive and Helping!

December 10, 2020

The Living Tombstone is, by their own definition, “an internet band,” but they’re more than that. They’re fun, kindhearted, and insightful, especially for such young dudes. And yeah, I know, I’m obviously a super young dude too, but whatevs, bro. Anyway, this one went long and we got deep into some real stuff. My tendency with this podcast is to err on the side of funny, but these guys got really real, and we got some serious calls. But don’t fret, it was also entertaining as hell. Listen now!

THE CALLS:

1) A good dude’s best friend is obese, and it’s getting worse. How can he help?

2) A caller wonders, do comedians mind when people try to make them laugh? And do bands mind when fans gush? Help!

3) A caller’s father (who’s lost his wife) is veering more and more towards the negative. How to stop him/help him/etc?

Thanks, Mightys!

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EP 27 – Brent Terhune is Yelling in his Car to Help!

December 3, 2020

Comedian Brent Terhune joins me this week all the way from Indiana by way of Comedy Itself. I’m always on the hunt for comedians I’ve never seen to become fans of, and over the past couple of months I’ve become a huge fan of Brent’s. If you’ve never seen him live, maybe you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who have seen his videos (a lot of which involve him yelling in a car). My personal favorite is the owner of a capsized boat called the “S.S. Magaritaville” that sank along with several others during a rally. Brent made this episode a lot of fun.

THE CALLS:

1) A caller who was punched by a homeless man no longer wants to give money to the homeless. Is he a dick?

2) A guy’s dad left a long time ago, can we help him solve a math problem?, and

3) A caller wants to know how to keep weight off during the holidays.

A CLASSIC ASK! Listen and learn, my Mightys.

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Ep 26 – Corey Ryan Forrester, aka The Buttercream Dream, is Thankful and Here to Help!

November 26, 2020

It’s Thanksgiving week, and though it’s been a monster punch-in-the-dong of a year, we still have things to be thankful for. This week I’m thankful to have the hilarious Corey Ryan Forrester on the show. You might know him from his no-BS-taking pro wrestler character “The Buttercream Dream,” but I know him from his hilarious stand-up. Either way, he’s a gem. Like all of us, Corey was thrown for a loop during the pandemic because he was literally always on the road, but it made him focus on online comedy. Fast forward to now, and he’s being retweeted by Dave Bautista. What could be better? This ep was an absolute blast and we became great friends during it. Need a break from the stress of the holiday? Lock yourself in the garage and listen to this one on 10.

THE CALLS:

1) A man is headed to T-Day dinner with relatives attending who use glamour filters to excess. How can he not stare?

2) My man Chris from Davenport and his wife are not inviting their parents to Thanksgiving (understandably). How do they help with their parents’ hurt feelings?

3) A nice gal is turning 40, wants to party, but how?

Listen now, Mightys, and hear our perfect answers. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ep 25 – Langston Kerman is Handsome and he Helps!

November 19, 2020

Have you seen Season Two of The Boys on Amazon? Great, right? If you’re a fan, like I am, you might have noticed a very handsome fella playing a sensitive Hawkeye-type hero. That’s my friend, hilarious comedian Langston Kerman. However, like me, he’s more than just good looking. Langston grew up in Chicago and cut his teeth as a comedian in New York City. He’s always been one of those comics whom I just love to watch, because he’s always got an observation I never see coming. This episode went a little long because we GOT INTO IT on this one. As the kids online say, “You love to see it.”

THE CALLS:

1) A very drunk person decided to call in and do a horrible Australian accent to tell me to cut the one grey hair in my eyebrow. Thankfully, it led to a hilarious discussion of how our wives make us look better, and how we resist for the sake of our idiot egos.

2) A teacher is torn between teaching and her regard for her own life after her administration decides to reopen classes. Should she go or no?

3) A two-parter from this caller: A) What to have on her pizza, since the world is ending, and B) How can she deal with the rampant angst and anxiety we’re currently enjoying. Listen and get our advice! Also, rate us highly online and tell your friends.

Thanks, Mightys!

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