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Happy Friday, Potato Nation; Your Dads Got You a New Podcast

(Dial in and tune out. That’s what we did when we made the show)

Grab yourselves a cup of coffee or mushroom tea and settle in with us for the next hour and a half and give this thing a listen.

Depending on the reception, The Bum Rush Radio Show could become a regular feature here on the site.

Episode one includes a rundown of this past week’s news by your new and old dad, an exclusive Q&A with UFC middleweight David Loiseau and a UFC 115 round table discussion with CP contributors Elias Cepeda and DL "Low Blow" Richardson.

Keep in mind this is the first episode and the transition from print to radio isn’t an easy one to make…Man, BJ Penn makes excuse making seem easy.

Anyway, let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions for topics or guests for future segments.  Even if you just want to tell us that you hate our voices and that you miss your old dad, in spite of him leaving your family and refusing to visit or return your phone calls, we’re cool with that, too.


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Mr_Misanthropy- June 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm
@ McWrassle

Practice? I knew it! You guys have a SCTv mock up in your Mom's basement and you've been making your own imaginary late night talk show for the past 15 years! Lookookookookookoooookoo! Caught!

(If she has any episodes recorded with her 8mm could you post them for posterity?)
Mike Russell- June 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm
 We're looking into adding it to iTunes as soon as all of the technical bugs are ironed out.The issue is we live in different countries and our guests are all in different provinces/states, so Skype is the only real option at the moment, but the sound quality fluctuates a great deal.We're looking at doing live shows, possibly via Talkshoe, which would allow for more reader/listener interaction but could be a nightmare to engineer as far as music interludes/transitions.Thanks for the support. I noticed all of my "uhs" and "ums" afterwards and wanted to edit them out, but it would have taken me all week ;)Practice makes perfect, so we'll get some practice and make it better next time.
dranokills- June 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Ha ha me likey.
cause tapping is for bitches, I listened to the whole thing...and didn't tap.
make it shorter, and stop saying UMMMMM so fucking much..other than that, I'm a bum rush fan, fer surzzzz.
ghostboner- June 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm
@Michael J Russell - Couldn't you have spelled it Guusbuster? Just once for me?
ghostboner- June 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm
New York City?? NEW YORK CITY??????
CapitalQ- June 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm
If this does become a standard fixture...could you please figure out a way for this to come up on the search results for the Google Listen app for Android?? Its a nice interface that I use for all my podcasts and it would be awesome if this was on there. Unfortunately Flash for Android isn't supported yet so I can't use my phone to listen in.
PurplePickle- June 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Thank you gentleman, thank you so very much. If you have paid any attention to my comments on this site over the past ten years you would have noticed my periodic pleading for a CP podcast. This technically makes it my brainchild, so now you owe me money.

In lieu of payment please incorporate the following suggestions:

1. Do it live and do it daily.

2. Three hours per day.

3. Lots of metal. Anything Max Cavalera will do, but be diverse as long as it is metal.

4. Put it on itunes for subscription.

Oh and great job by the way, and thanks again.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Where's this salsa from? Toronto? Git a rope...
Mike Russell- June 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
 *Update* The entire episode is available for download. Link has been added at the top, y'all.
Savageleto- June 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm
Very good.. hope to see it become a weekly/daily thing...

ReX13- June 11, 2010 at 11:59 am
Oh shit you guys he liked "Gusbuster" the whole time.
Mike Russell- June 11, 2010 at 11:46 am
We definitely didn't set the bar as high as we could have, for good reason. I think the first show was more serious since we really didn't have a plan in place and kind of flew by the seat of our pants on this one.I'm toying with the idea of a live show and am working out the details now. Keep in mind that we did each segment separately and were dealing with a bunch of different audio quality levels. That was a challenge to try to separate the audio and make everyone sound the same(ish).As always, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Let me know who we should get for the next show and I'll try to get them.And AgentSmith, I've never been to the expo, even though I lived in Oshawa for the past 3 years and should have attended, since I've been a reporter since they started.It depends on what your expectations are. There are photo and autograph ops with the fighters as well as training seminars and tons of gear to buy/win.I'm really just going to talk to some old friends in the business and to hopefully get some decent content for the site.If you see me, I'll hook you up with a new CP t-shirt.I'll be the dude with the CP shirt that says "GUSBUSTER" on the back....
mjmcnns- June 11, 2010 at 11:46 am
Those are some unhealthy looking potatoes.
ReX13- June 11, 2010 at 10:55 am
For the record, i had a whole list of sponsors and peeps to shout out, including the Potato Nation Army. I never got the chance to work it in. Probably for the best, since i would have just babbled for five minutes.

I thought the production was impressive. Different segments were joined nicely. Sound quality over all was good.


Some dead spots, but i imagine MRuss will tighten it up considerably next time. I can't say enough how impressed i am with Mike's technical skills.


Bum Rush definitely needs more levity. It is, after all, the CP trademark.

Mike coming back to the discussion winded after sprinting around his house turned out to be a pretty funny clip. Mike was trying so hard to hold it together, and *gasp*

Elias- June 11, 2010 at 10:38 am
"Fight League!" But, Shonie's the man so that answer is also accepted..
airikr- June 11, 2010 at 10:34 am
@ Get Off Me: I like your thoughts though there's quite a difference between Brock and Silva imo. Silva utterly destroyed his opponents while being a very experienced, well known fighter while Brock... Well he's Brock and actually lost one of the fights. Otherwise yeah I agree with you. I actually think Jacare is worth a title shot. I like him.

And my question about the sound being bad wasn't a complaint. I just wanted to know if other people thought so or if the problem was on my end. Love the show and hope you keep them coming!
agentsmith- June 11, 2010 at 10:30 am
@ Get Off Me:

Let's not forget that Dan Henderson got title shots in BOTH of his first two UFC fights. Granted, he was a Pride champ/star which isn't comparable to Jacare, but Strikeforce has to work with what they've got, which isn't much.
Shaky- June 11, 2010 at 9:41 am
Roundtable was the best bit and also the IFL rap. I kind of miss Pride for the signature theme tunes like "Rampage! Rampage!!
Get Off Me- June 11, 2010 at 9:40 am
Nice work CP team!
I especially like how you used my views from the Wednesday's BJ Penn article on the Steroid/GSP discussion, I suggest that you mention the readers and individual's who post comments that you discuss moving will create more of a loyalty to the show.

Also, the comment on Jacre getting a title shot two fights in to Strikeforce was not very well founded....Brock Lesnar(3), Anderson Silva(2) were champions within their first three fights in the UFC....Lesnar even lost one of his first two....Truth is the talent pool in MMA is not as deep as we we like to imagine, many title fights are more like squash matches in both UFC and Strikeforce.

It was a good show, but make it a little more about the culture of Cagepotato, this will seperate you from all other MMA radio shows out there.
Shaky- June 11, 2010 at 9:40 am
Shonie Carter?
Elias- June 11, 2010 at 9:17 am
"When I say International you say..."
2DaDeath- June 11, 2010 at 9:16 am
Come here baby I love your company
We could do it and start a family
She was living alone unhappily
We could do it, it's right romantically
superflat- June 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
Death from Above + Crazy Pride Lady = Win.
agentsmith- June 11, 2010 at 8:48 am
I live in Toronto and am considering whether or not to go to the MMA Expo this weekend. Is it worth going to, and which day would probably be better?

If I do attend, I'll be the guy wearing CP's own (and now very out-of-date) hall of fame Shirt Of Absolute Victory, and who looks kinda like a much smaller and somewhat less douchey Frank Mir.
roz- June 11, 2010 at 8:43 am
Here is a direct download for people w/o flash enabled device: hxxp://