Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger

Hey friends, today's DDMB starts on a somber note, as a cousin of Matt's has died from complications caused by drugs. He didn't want to bottle it up, or fake it, so he shares. From there, though, he goes other places. Dealing with disappointments, wine drunks in Sonoma, understanding the fundamentals of life, and even assholes who wear pajama bottoms and/or flip-flops on planes are explored. Something of a somber Donger, but a meaningful (entertaining (?) one nonetheless. Listen in.

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Danger's been in Honolulu, Anguilla, and Halifax. Needless to say, he's got some stories. Trump's new running mate, cheap people, his White Flight co-writer's Emmy nom, and Snapchat all get discussed. However, it's the story of Doug in Anguilla at the end that you need to hear the most. Open up and let the hitchhiker in. He's got stuff to tell you. Unofficially sponsored by The new Ghostbusters movie, written by genius comedy writer Katie Dippold.

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Hey guys, Matt here. Talking for myself, for once. Like you, I had my heart kicked in the balls by the horrific incident in Orlando. For this episode I talked a little about how important it is (if you're straight like me) to reach out to show support to the gay people in your life. Also, since it's me (Donger), there's also talk of anxiety, trying to stay creative, my 20-year college reunion last weekend (Jesus!), and being in a relationship. This episode is sponsored by my love and support for my LGBT brothers and sisters, wherever you are.

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We're at the end of this fiasco! In the fifth and final of the 100s, Donger gets into "social media actors," learning to ride out your high, the impending news of the renewal (or not) of Agent Carter, and a great book called "The Devil in Silver" with a story about him and the author. Listen in! It's almost over!

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Looks like Dong's been in a basement all week recording these, and he's dying. Well, only partially true. He's not in a basement, but he is dying. Slowly, like all of us. He's just not "Dead inside," like boring people say they are. NEW THING! Donger decided to read a short story he wrote on the road called "The Bro Code." Tune in to see if it sucks! Also there's life affirmations created from his failures. Yay!


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We're three for three so far on this week-long binge fest, and it a real dooz. Seems ol' Donger was sitting next to a fellow non- dad at lunch, and that guy seemed to think he knew how to raise his friend's kid better than him. Listen to the tale of a douche! Also discussed is DD's resemblance to Jeb(!) Bush, a famous person's one-time jealousy of DD's at-the-time single-ness, and how he now records these things walking around. Tune in, you know you want to.

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Bashing his way into your car again, here comes Donger for Pt. 2 of his hundreds week. This ep has him freshly back from the Urgent Care section of Cedar Sinai and a gross description of what they did to him (thankfully not with a paperclip) there. Today's tales include Louis CK, how to deal with horrible loss, and a restaurant server who took the worst smelling dump ever. You know, what you've come to expect from a DDMB episode.

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Well, turns out it's not over, and he's still alive. In honor of this being the 100th episode of DDMB (and his taking MONTHS off (dick)), he's giving us five episodes this week. One for every weekday. Fresh back from Boston with a smashed finger (natch), Ding-Donger regales us with tales of his mistakes, some insights, and his history with Montreal JFL. Tune in for the first of five.

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Guys, this is me, Matt Braunger, finally not pretending someone else is writing this. I'm doing it because this episode was mind-blowingly good. Janet Varney, who co-runs Sketchfest with Cole Stratton, asked me to do a live DDMB at the Fest. I said, "Well, it's only 30 minutes," and she said, "Wanna do longer?" The only way I could see doing it is to bring on guests. Or, in the case of my podcast, other hitchhikers. So here is me, live at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco, bringing along three of my favorite comics and friends. Jonah Ray (probably my first real friend in Los Angeles), Solomon Giorgio (a prince who helped me develop my favorite episode of "White Flight"), and Beth Stelling (who is a wondrous angel who did a very brave thing recently). We talk first jokes onstage, an amazing cafe Jonah goes to every time he's in SF (It gave us the episode title), Solomon's father's love of the movie "Footloose," and even get into surviving victimhood. Cannot tell you how much I loved this and how good it came out. You just have to listen. Love, Matt

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Ding-Dong! It's 2016. Whoo, got a lot to cover here. Donger's on Agent Carter this year on ABC, White Flight on Comedy Central digital, and more...you want more? A tale of a gigantic thing on a plane that made him delighted. Listen and learn of all the new stuff!

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