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My Brother, My Brother And Me

Free advice from three of the world's most qualified, most related experts: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For one-half to three-quarters of an hour every Monday, we tell people how to live their lives, because we're obviously doing such a great job of it so far.


MBMBaM 636: Millie Vanilli Bobby Flay
This episode IS for the cool babies! We've got some visual elements in this for the kids out there, including kid-friendly food challenges, cool toys like marbles and capos, and our popup kitchen, McElsnacks!Suggested talking points: Engagement Pasta, Mental Itzakadoozies, Satisfried, Italian Hephaestus, Draw from the Bag of Daves North American Indigenous Tribal Food Systems (NĀTIFS):
60:15 11/21/2022
MBMBaM 635: Batman v Pennywise Dawn of Justice
There are a LOT of evil clowns out there, but are any of them actually funny, like, on purpose? To answer that very important question we have on special guestpert Griffin Newman, aka Griffin Twoman.Suggested talking points: Birthday Sailabration, Dog God Mother, Jamiroquai Faith, Comedy Guy, Horngry, Worth Negative DollarsNorth American Indigenous Tribal Food Systems (NĀTIFS):
71:49 11/07/2022
MBMBaM 634: Universally Unpleasant Gestures
We're really elevating the brand, striving for a more grown-up adult vibe. So we're trying out some new mature segments, like Fitting in with the Dads, How to get the baby bookings, and  Justin McElroy's Munch My Stuff.Suggested talking points: Chili Splash Zone, Plenty-A-Centa, The Secret But for Bad, Keep Your Ribs, I'm More Delicata Squash than Man, The Biden-McElroy AgendaFair Elections Center:  
66:19 10/31/2022
MBMBaM 633: And it Was Fingers
Gather round the fire as the boys teach everyone how to make a scary Halloween special, full of ghosts, mummies, that one vampire (you know the one), and that creeping crawling feeling of shame. Suggested talking points: Mummy's Maze, Popular Dads, Now That's What Used to Be Called Music, The No-No Crypt, Shrimp Vortex, Land-Based Restaurant Business  Fair Elections Center:
62:22 10/24/2022
MBMBaM 632: Thank You Monster God for My Rockin’ Bod
Travis is prepping for a trip abroad, so he’s brushing up on his English by reading children’s classic books like Sticky Ricky Hat Stack, Come Get These Masks, and Strong Shaggy.Suggested talking points: The Juice is Loose on This One, Vacation in the Nature Valley, Arby’s Has the Brain Meat, The Mall is International Waters, Emotionally NudeFair Elections Center:
59:49 10/17/2022
MBMBaM 631: Blastoise is My Dad
We’ve got a full-bodied episode with undertones of adult social fears, aromas of spoon-feeding human shaped Pokémon, and a top note of spoiler-free Hoc-Poc-2 Chat.Suggested talking points: They DO Eat Kids Though, King of Gods, Mr. Jeremy Mime, Daddy’s High-Up Stinky Shelf, Sailor Moon This Ain’tFair Elections Center:
62:28 10/10/2022
MBMBaM 630: Face 2 Face: Alabaster Hawk, Governor of the Thirteenth
Live (at the time) from The Balboa Theater for San Diego Comic Con, it’s a very fancy episode. You see, San Diego Comic Con was a live show that featured discussions of touching orbs, making small talk with people who have more interesting jobs than you, and revealing the secret pants under your regular pants.Suggested talking points: The Sky, Right?, Old Mug with picture of train, Big Hot Spill, Sqütty Pöoty, 69% Sword Discount, Space Jam HorcruxesFair Elections Center:
73:04 10/03/2022
MBMBaM 629: Millennial Seinfeld
MBMBaM 629: Milennial SeinfeldThe Korm saga continues. That’s right, Kaurm, we know what we said. Are there any Kormheads out there? Kormos? You know, it’s a band like Poopastank.Suggested talking points: September Twenty-Fleventh, Bidey Bones, Hotwork (Again), Plumpkins, Pure Corn FrictionEarthjustice:
62:52 09/26/2022
MBMBaM 628: Don’t Say Scoobity
This might be the first direct-sequel to a previous episode that we’ve done. Okay, maybe more of a spiritual successor than like a story with continuity or anything. But it’s important to continue the tradition of us making noises and then attempting to improve said noises. Skee-bop-bop.Suggested talking points: Duelin’ Daves, The Murder Lineage Lore , Make David Krumholtz Work For You, Turbo Sombrero, Tongue torch, Chill Foxes that Don’t Mind Being Taped to RocketsEarthjustice:
65:09 09/19/2022
MBMBaM 627: Brush Your Teeth Because Coyotes
People love making jokes about the movie Ghost, but we can do better. We’re pitching a reboot with like, Rooney Mara. Or . . . Helen Mirren? And what if it wasn’t a ghost, but a mummy? Or like, a Frankenstein? And not pottery, but a magic mirror that shows you the moment of your death? Wait, hang on, this is too good to share. Forget we said any of this.Suggested talking points: Spittlest Brother, Big Beefy Sandwiches, Cashing Chicken Cheques, God’s Not Dead He’s at Wingstop, I Can Moan; I’m a Man, Do You Fuck Ghosts At Your Job?Earthjustice:
59:23 09/12/2022
MBMBaM 626: Blunder Gigglin
Uhh . . . hey . . . there, what are you doing here? You’re looking for podcast? Right now? Shoot, um. Give us a second, we’ll be right with you. Yeah, we were expecting you! Of course we were! Just . . .one second. Okay. Here is podcast.Suggested talking points: Chaotic Dog Wishes, Sopping Wet Scone, Clifford the Small White Boy, New Fall Hat Month, Welcome to the Pumpkin PortalEarthjustice:
57:09 09/05/2022
MBMBaM 625: Contact High
Our producers went through this episode and offered a lot of notes, so you may notice some different things going on here. More Justin laughing at his own jokes. Less excruciatingly long silences, like so long you thought the podcast was paused. More foam rollers. Less Texas-sized hunger. And always, more TikTok.Suggested talking points: Put More In to Edit Out , Yankoviched It, ClnRid, I Thought We Were More Than Stink, Victorian Garbage Pail Kid, Twist it Up TonightCenter for Reproductive Rights:
56:56 08/29/2022
MBMBaM 624: Reince Your Own Priebus
This episode is all about being nostalgic for the 2010s to remind you of that good life. All the good stuff like . . . uh . . . athleisure. And Fortnite. And wearing shorts! No one does that anymore. This is gonna take you right back, to like four or five years ago, tops.Suggested talking points: New Trash Bags, Malphobiansus the Wizard, I Don’t Know Despacito and At This Point, I’m Too Afraid to Ask, You Can Give Me a Yogurt Enema Anytime, Roblox While We VapeCenter for Reproductive Rights:
65:15 08/22/2022
MBMBaM 623: GooMail Me
Extremely important breaking news: Justin has a new very pretty kitty. Absolutely nothing else matters, not forwarding that evil chain letter, not eating revolutionary French toast, not learning to whistle better. Nothing.Suggested talking points: Grizabella the Pretty Kitty, Victorian Skeleton Well Boy, My Eyes Are Gleaking, Unlock the Old Man Krav Maga Poem, Social Interaction Cheat CodesCenter for Reproductive Rights:
66:43 08/15/2022
MBMBaM 622: Face 2 Face: Leave the Cannoli, Take the Gun
This week's episode is our 20-Rendezvous live show from Portland, OR. We’re pros at giving advice but sometimes we have to defer to a higher legal power: Judge Judy.Suggested talking points: Suited and Zooted, Dr Dr give me the Phil, The Doll is Right, Meat Sweat Defense, Slim Badbody, The Shrek-Godfather Tontine , 4-H After HoursCenter for Reproductive Rights:
75:10 08/08/2022
MBMBaM 621: Face 2 Face: That’s Not My Orb
It’s our show from mountainous Salt Lake City, UT, which we had to run through at a clip so that we could get our dear audience member to Olive Garden before it closed. We understand priorities.Suggested talking points: Damien Iceblayde, Grandpa Dan Goes to Taco Bell, Cars Is Big Scooters, Unexpected Surprise Milk, Fine Art and Green Candy, Skanking is Discouraged in the O.R.Center for Reproductive Rights:
61:00 08/01/2022
MBMBaM 620: Face 2 Face: Djinnergy
We’re on the road, so we’ve got a different show from a different road to share. Straight from the better Kansas City, we bring you the world’s first Gurt Alert. We sure were hurtin’ for a gurtin’ on this show.Suggested Talking Points: Fast Cream for Business, The Art of Walking Down Stairs, Mr. Died in Fire, My Brother’s Idiot Fish, FILFsTrans Youth Equality Foundation:
65:09 07/25/2022
MBMBaM 619: Great Stuff You Can Do in the Bathroom
It’s a callback to the 90s, with answers to the terrible question “What’s up?,” dated commercial taglines, and bootleg Big Bad Beetleborgs. With featured guest, Justin’s new sound board!Suggested talking points: Vitamin D, The Snyder’s Cut, Time Zone Denial, Toilet Buddy, Sandwich By Number, Promote Chicken PlatformTrans Youth Equality Foundation:
63:55 07/18/2022
MBMBaM 618: Face 2 Face: Lovely Feet
Some of us are out of town, so we present our first live show of the 20-Rendezvous Tour, in St. Louis, MO! Keen listeners might be able to sleuth out what unofficial holiday this show took place on. Hint: it’s not 7-11.Suggested talking points: The Whoopsie Stamp, Reverse Burglary, Paul & Storm & Bradley, Smoot, Jersey Dave, Bidets and ConfusedTrans Youth Equality Foundation:
71:33 07/11/2022
MBMBaM 617: Platonic Neck Kisses
If you’re at a loss for what to write in your Freedom Day cards, we’ve got you covered. Big ups to the self-sustaining heroes of past or whatever, but we’re focused on that giant cheese cracker, y’all. You know the one.Suggested Talking Notes: Flimsy Man Make a Accident, Netflix's Psychic Weapon, The Clown Prince of Factual Accuracy, Legally-Mandated Sprinkle Jimmies, Orange Slog Bog, Meat JazzTrans Youth Equality Foundation:
65:12 07/04/2022
MBMBaM 616: Professor Honey and the Bone Drones
This show is for real BROS, living by the code. Brosephs, Broses, and Brosires. What kind of BRO are you? Listen to this episode to find out!Suggested talking points: Sony Phony, If God’s Not Dead How Do You Explain These Gains, Twelve Furious Bros, Frog Purgatory, Death By ConversationFairness West Virginia:
60:48 06/27/2022
MBMBaM 615: Face 2 Face: Zap Daddies
Live from the road in beautiful Beantown, it’s the Fancy Takes Flight Boston Show. Now there’s only one McElroy brother who hasn’t gotten stuck in a bathroom before a live show, but don’t worry, his time will come sooner or later.Suggested talking points: Personal Pan Watermelon, Bring Your Python to Work Day, Goodbye Vessel, It’s Time To Summon Grandpa’s GhostFairness West Virginia:
65:18 06/20/2022
MBMBaM 614: Bigfoot Historical Site
We’ve been struck by a terrifying possibility: what if we’re all just pretending to think? Does that mean that we don’t really exist? How do you know the difference between actually thinking and only acting like you’re thinking? Who knew acting like a Furby could cause this much existential dread.Suggested talking points: Dino Park, Jujubee, Electronic Flour Bag, Building a Mystery, Bugs VizierFairness West Virginia:
64:15 06/13/2022
MBMBaM 613: My Bee, My Bee and Man
Can we be serious now? We’re going to take a tour of Justin’s memory palace. There’s rooms full of ham, tiny donuts, and people falling all over each other. It makes sense, trust us.Suggested talking points: 14-Year-Old Babysitter to 13-Year Olds, The Bee Limit, Don’t Worry About the Glasses, Un-BiebedFairness West Virginia:
58:51 06/06/2022
MBMBaM 612: Love is a Competition
We recorded this early, but we desperately need an answer to a mystery. It’s been haunting us since the letter came in. PLEASE release us from this torment.Suggested talking points: You’re the Blood in My Bread, Gozer Beer, Work Glitter, The Tushless Town, Dark Green Iridescent MysteryNARAL Pro-Choice America:
64:18 05/30/2022
MBMBaM 611: Re-Pumba’d
Sometimes you need to put the bits on hold for a moment to do some inner digging and analyze your dreams. What does a sealion mean to you? No, not THAT. Surely not that. Dream interpretation is subjective, but THAT is definitely not correct. Try harder. Suggested talking points: Dukey Man, A Dream Seal Told Me I’m in Love With You, Amber is the Color of My BBQ, Blood Harmony, Secret Bathroom Gushers, The World of JurassicNARAL Pro-Choice America:
61:58 05/23/2022
MBMBaM 610: I Don’t Know, My Glasses Were Off
We know that our soothing voices are something that people sometimes fall asleep to, and we can’t help just how calming we are, but the point of this podcast is jokes, okay? So we hope sleep-laughs is a thing.Suggested talking points: Glue Yourself to Starbucks Challenge, The Looooove Department, MackleLess, That Hair is Ripe, Uneaten Spider DonutsNARAL Pro-Choice America:
57:42 05/16/2022
MBMBaM 609: Face 2 Face: Thirty to Forty Ghosts
Fancy Takes Flight with the first leg of the 2022 live shows, from the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis! Justin is fancy! Travis is fancy! The audience is fancy! The haunted dolls are fancy! Griffin is . . . fancy-adjacent.Suggested talking points: Lunch Smock, Not How I Would Have Phrozed It, Time Pizza, They Thought it Would Be Like 8Mile, Garf Maul, Normal Digestive Systems, I Would Like to Touch the DinosaursNARAL Pro-Choice America:
73:16 05/09/2022
MBMBaM 608: Banished to the Space Jam Annex
Vroom vroom, let’s get this race started! We’re coming down the track with Justin Trackelroy, Travis McElRoyce, and Grippin Roof Rackelroy. And uh, Drippy.Suggested talking points: Rex the Dino is for Me, Floor Chocolate, Fresh Kill Spot, Community Theater Easter Bunny, Buckquet
67:48 05/02/2022
MBMBaM 607: Are You Fleetwood Mac?
We’re all set with some new comedy tools at our disposal. These are some real state-of-the-art specialty items that’ll help us jimmy office supplies, hurt Qui-Gon Jinn, and see ghosts or something.Suggested talking points: The Hat That God Couldn’t Kill, P Your O, Hugh Jacksis, Dad-Spouse, Bustin’ Makes me Buy Stuff, Sentient Tuba CaseTransgender Law Center:
68:44 04/25/2022