Best Episodes for Starting MBMBaM

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 June 20th, 2018
 Updated August 22nd, 2018
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My Brother, My Brother and Me is a comedy advice show for the modern era that features very little advice. Hosted by real-life brothers Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, they offer ‘wisdom’ to listeners who submit questions, as well as answer anonymous posts from Yahoo! Answers. Look, MBMBaM is a really popular podcast. It’s been on for 8 years and has more than 400 episodes. All three brothers do other podcasts and between them, there are over 14 different shows. With such an established and prolific show, it’s hard to know how to get into it. Once upon a time, Bradley Davis, Podchaser CEO and ultra snob, refused to listen to My Brother, My Brother and Me, which is my favorite podcast. In an effort to convert him, I curated the best of the best and sent him a list of top episodes to listen to if you want to fall in love with MBMBaM. And readers, it worked. Here is an updated version of the list I made for Bradley in hopes that you too will find joy in the McElroys’ big bag of goofs.

MBMBaM 383: Fins Up

  • 10 months ago

For reasons beyond our understanding, we were able to have Jimmy Buffett on this episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me. Jimmy Buffett looked at all the opportunities available to him, the real Jimmy Buffett, and decided that a good expenditure of his time was to be a guest on our podcast. We are eternally grateful. Suggested talking points: Thorwatch 2017, Bathrobe Perimeter, Double Vampire, Popcorn Dupe, NCIS Party, GUESTSPERT JIMMY BUFFETT

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Featuring: The Mister James Buffet
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MBMBaM 354: Beanfreak

  • over 1 year ago

We don't know about you, but we're still feeling that post-Derby glow. Seeing all those big, magnificent animals do their best out on that sloppy, sloppy track has prepared us for whatever life has to throw at us this week. GOD, horses are good. Suggested talking points: Creamy Dream, Collaberal, Horrible Triangles, Foot Locker Strategy Guide, Houseboats, Batman's Very Tight Suit, Mindfreak Magic Kit

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MY BEAN! IT'S BEEN FREAKED!
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MBMBaM 367: Shrimp! Heaven! Now!

  • about 1 year ago

Shrimp! Heaven! Now! Suggested talking points: DuckTales Returns, Nanner Team, Blank ATM Card, A Kitty's Gift, Car Courtesy, My Trademark, Not Again Daniel

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There are a lot of running jokes and self-referential goofs in MBMBaM. The boys are really into horses, ghosts, shopping for haunted dolls on E-bay, and the stylish t-shirts of Tybee Island, Georgia. This episode features one of the recent bests: Shrimp! Heaven! Now!
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MBMBaM 259: Birthday Surprise Hole

  • about 3 years ago

So, look. Here's the thing. We prepped all our questions for this episode, but about 10 minutes in, we realized that we just weren't going to do them. So, in this bizarre installment of MBMBaM, we share advice that we wish we could have given our past selves -- important instructions like: Hey, put that bottle of frosted tip gel down. Put it in the garbage, actually.   Suggested talking points: Cold Showers, Exotic Salsas, Video Toasters, Minkus Khan, Safety Patrol, The Pub, Vintage Cocaine, Balls Out United, Peer-Reviewed Bacon, Credit Card Collapse, On Frosted Tips, The Worst Birthday Present of All Time 

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Once you’re in the MBMBaM groove, you’re ready for the Birthday Surprise Hole. This episode get off the rails and never gets back on. Griffin is overruled and bullied by his older brothers as they refuse to answer and questions and instead tell stories about their childhood and embarrassing adolescence. You get to know them better, hear them be totally self-deprecating, and laugh at Justin’s unfortunate financial decisions.
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MBMBaM 355: The Playbloom

  • over 1 year ago

This episode is all about the stuff that gets folks' noodle going. It's one of our most thematically consistent episodes yet, which is a shame. A quarter of it was spent talking about a movie that came out in 2015. Cool! Suggested talking points: KNKOs, Five Very Large Posters of Orlando Bloom, Year Ball, Milk Tricks, Infinite Banana, Food Recs, Stuck to the Chair

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Maybe it’s because I related a little too hard to the letter writer’s problem of too many old Orlando Bloom posters, or maybe it’s the thoughtful critique of 50 Shades of Gray, but this tends to be my Most Quotable episode.
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MBMBaM 296: Shower Boys

  • over 2 years ago

THANKS FOR THE MONEY CHUMPS. You thought all that was going to help support the podcast you're about to listen to? No way - we just needed some seed money to launch our heart's true passion: A Podcast about renovating people's showers against their will. Welcome to: Shower Boys: Episode One. Suggested talking points: New Projects, Babysitting Whoopsies, Dyngus Day, Buzzers, Hogbasket, Ambien Olympics, Haunting Value

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This is the episode that made my friend/boss Bradley become a true MBMBaM Fan, so it must be pretty good because he's a huge snob.
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MBMBaM 55: Spaghettageddon

  • over 7 years ago

We did another episode together in the same room, sitting on the same couch. We're very, very sorry about the slight dip in sound quality, but we do not apologize for the weird, weird things we say due to our proximity. See you guys at Pasta Party 2012!   Suggested talking points: Destination Wedding, Ally McBathroom, A Frame for Fame, The Gym Ruiner, French Science/British Crime, The Pussycat Discography, The Book of Robots, Sister Sister, The Shrek Ending, Violet Bonergard

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I’m just gonna say it. The early episodes are not good. They have poor audio and joke quality, and the brothers are the first to admit it. But in this episode, the brothers are back together again in their home state of West Virginia. Their stepmom Carol made them a lot of spaghetti, and the jokes roll out as they are “effed up on pasta.”
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MBMBaM 215: Glass Shark

  • about 4 years ago

We're back! And better than ever! Arguably. Well, okay; we're batting about average. Well, maybe Justin's a little rusty, and Griffin's a bit down, and maybe Travis recorded using an old-timey gramophone. But still - we're back! Suggested talking points: Dad Goofs, Movie Jelly, Munchables, That Dark Water, Sexting While Driving, The Winning Powerball Numbers

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My. Favorite. Bit. "Glass Shark. Glass Shark."
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