From December 2015 to November 2018, I did a weekly, then bimonthly, then weekly again podcast called Bunkum. It was scripted comedy in the vein of old radio shows like The Goon Show and Jack Benny written, performed, and produced by me. And you can tell, haha.
I made 80 episodes, usually about 15 minutes long. After the 50th episode, I changed the format to go from “It’s the [sponsor] Program, Starring Dan Grubb!” like they did in the 30s-50s to the modern podcast format where the host gives an earnest and heartfelt endorsement of the sponsor’s product. Oh, and all the sponsors are made up and usually terrible ideas for products.
The main character is usually named Ourman. The 10-part Redressers series found on this site were episodes 57-66. Senator Bigfoot makes a couple of appearances. Dracula shows up much more than you’d expect and nobody likes him.
I stopped doing it because it was getting repetitive, which is something I have little patience for. What others would call a steady rhythm feels like a rut to me. I get frustrated doing the same thing over and over, which is why I quit doing stand-up and why my bands are always short-lived. Also, this is the third website full of my “funny” “comedy” “coherent thoughts”.
I’m working on two new podcasts now, which I hope I won’t get sick of. One is scripted comedy with an old friend of mine (The Restory of History’s Mysteries) and the other will be an Encyclopedia of Comedy geared towards people like me who loved the big stuff like Python and Conan and Douglas Adams but didn’t know that there’s a whole world of comedy out there that was tailor-made for them. So that’s my next Big Thing.
Long story short (too late) (that’s a joke from “Clue”), here is the entire run of Bunkum. Enjoy!
Bunkum 1: Jeffrey Dracula
Bunkum 2: Pirates, But Not the Digital Kind
Bunkum 3: Dink Inkerblink, Star Reporter
Bunkum 4: The Most Dangerous Grame
Bunkum 5: Steel Flying Squirrel
Bunkum 6: American Revolution 2 – American Revolutioner
Bunkum 7: The Devil and Mr. Ourman
Bunkum 8: Cram! on WBNKM
Bunkum 9: Werewolves of Bunkum
Bunkum 10: Wilt Ourman, the World’s Tallest Man
Bunkum 11: The Shins of the Father
Bunkum 12: Behind the Bunkum
Bunkum 13: A Rocky Romance
Bunkum 14: Breaking Election News
Bunkum 15: Fancy Gambling
Bunkum 16: Do the Rustle
Bunkum 17: Murder Mystery
Bunkum 18: Our Manlet
Bunkum 19: Spourmantacus
Bunkum 20: The 517th Annual Fnerdlebin Awards
Bunkum 21: The Terror of Devil’s Keep
Bunkum 22: The Third Ourman
Bunkum 23: Post-Nuclear War Apocalypse
Bunkum 24: The Wizard of Ourman
Bunkum 25: The Greater Outdoors Metro Area
Bunkum 26: Dr. Ourman and Mr. To Be Determined
Bunkum 27: Citizen Dracula
Bunkum 28: The First Dumpster to Mars!
Bunkum 29: The Case of the Melting Haircuts
Bunkum 30: The Bored Emperor
Bunkum 31: The Attack of the 200-Foot Blobfish!
Bunkum 32: Sy Spelder, Inventor of the Podcast
Bunkum 33: The Idiosyncratic Olympics
Bunkum 34: The Poultrenic Empire
Bunkum 35: Sir Ourman and the 404 Error
Bunkum 36: Steel Flying Squirrel Returns and Rises Forever
Bunkum 37: Madam, Compose Yourself!
Bunkum 38: The Monster at the End of This Podcast
Bunkum 39: A Tale of One and a Half Cities
Bunkum 40: The Time Machine
Bunkum 41: Secret Cosmic Crisis Wars Across Multiple Universes!
Bunkum 42: Bloodcurdling Terror
Bunkum 43: Podstage Situation
Bunkum 44: Weird World Whodunnit
Bunkum 45: The Case of the Disappearing Atlantic
Bunkum 46: Dracula
Bunkum 47: Mole Day
Bunkum 48: Trouble in Atlantis
Bunkum 49: Treasure Ourman
Bunkum 50: The 50th Episode Extravaganza!
Bunkum 51: G-g-g-ghosts!
Bunkum 52: Hard Boiled
Bunkum 53: Swimming Across America
Bunkum 54: The Apocalypse Show
Bunkum 55: Joseph DeMarco, Inventor of GarbageSelf
Bunkum 56: Heroes and Villains
Bunkum 57: The Redressers, Part 1
Bunkum 58: The Redressers, Part 2
Bunkum 59: The Redressers, Part 3
Bunkum 60: The Redressers, Part 4
Bunkum 61: The Redressers, Part 5
Bunkum 62: The Redressers, Part 6
Bunkum 63: The Redressers, Part 7
Bunkum 64: The Redressers, Part 8
Bunkum 65: The Redressers, Part 9
Bunkum 66: The Redressers, Part 10
Bunkum 67: Lady Mabel’s Peahen
Bunkum 68: The History of the Ancient World According to God, Science, and Dan Grubb
Bunkum 69: Nice
Bunkum 70: Bunklevania
Bunkum 71: Hercules
Bunkum 72: Fortune and Leisure
Bunkum 73: Dangeons and Dragrubbs
Bunkum 74: The Mystery of the Mysterious Twin Mystery