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Hyphen Nation

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On Hyphen Nation, I combine all my loves into one. Sometimes, you’ll get an episode about why Barack Obama is a fan of the show. Sometimes, you’ll get an episode about Scrubs. Sometimes, you’ll get an episode about the greatest MCs of all-time. Welcome to Hyphen Nation. Support this podcast: https:/… read more

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Episode #163: Jordan '98 (Costarring Mike Asti, George Gerbo & Marcus Robinson)

June 7th, 2020


In this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, we don't want to be like Mike but we definitely want to talk about him. I'm joined by Marcus, Asti, and Gerbo as we break down our thoughts on The …

Episode #161: Part 3 - Ethan Strauss Appears! (Starring Ethan Strauss, George Gerbo & Marcus Robinson)

May 19th, 2020


If you've been keeping up, George, Marcus, and I have been conducting the Hyphen Book Club in favor of Ethan Strauss' new book The Victory Machine …

Episode #160: Part 2 - Sneaker Wars (Costarring Marcus Robinson & George Gerbo)

May 4th, 2020


The Showinmadlov Book Club rides again as we tackle chapters 3 through 5 of Ethan Sherwood Strauss' The Victory Machine. We talk a little about Steve Kerr becoming the head coach and what the idea of joy has to do with …

Episode #159: Circle Of A Dynasty Part 1 (Costarring Marcus Robinson & George Gerbo)

April 27th, 2020


So long time listeners of Hyphen Nation knows what happens when I get into a funk and don't want to do anything podcast related. My semi-regular …

Episode #158: Slow Down Son, Ya Killin' Em

April 10th, 2020


In the last of my previously recorded episodes, I take some time to tell the tale of the man who broke the color barrier in auto racing and one of …

Episode #157: The Wonderful World Of Sex Education (Costarring Tyler Kovar)

April 9th, 2020


In a world not that long ago, my dear friend Tyler Kovar and I broke into WVU's Creative Arts Center to record his second appearance on Hyphen Nation. Okay, we just found an empty room but I digress! After scouring for …

Episode #156: Breathing Without Worry (Costarring Erik Fromme, EG aka Catcher Of Shows, Errick Greenlee, George Gerbo, Mike Asti & Marcus Robinson)

April 8th, 2020


Two nights removed from the Show of Shows, THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST proudly presents the biggest number of guests on one episode thanks to the quarantine! I'm joined by Erik Fromme (x2), EG aka …

Episode #155: My Dinner(s) My Eric

April 7th, 2020


This one is plain and simple: I met up with one of my best friends Eric Jordan twice in January and another time in February. This is me recounting …

Episode #154: 2020 State Of The Podcast Address

April 6th, 2020


On this previously recorded episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I deliver my 2020 State Of The Podcast Address. There's …

Episode #153: Someone Had To Be The Heel (Costarring Mike Asti & George Gerbo)

April 4th, 2020


Just in time (and I mean barely) for WrestleMania 36, I'm joined by The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw themselves, George Gerbo and Mike Asti. Slowly but …

Episode #152: The Death Of Kobe Bryant (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

January 30th, 2020



Marcus and I spend this episode remembering Kobe. Rest in peace to all 9 people who lost their lives. May your …

Episode #151: Where Did He Come From?! (Costarring Angel Conley)

January 28th, 2020


And we're back! And we're late. Sorry. As you'll be able to tell, THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, has underwent some changes and …

Episode #150: Hyphen Nation No More!

January 21st, 2020


I start out with some 2019 statistics, just like a normal State Of The Podcast Address would begin. I make some goals but I keep using past tense. …

Episode #149: Race To Black Enough Mountain

January 17th, 2020


Inspired by S05 E13 of ILaPoW and someone saying something that triggered me, we get the closest thing to my origin story on THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST. I discuss my upbringing, when I first …

Episode #148: The Sleep Deprivation Boogie

January 13th, 2020


Just when I thought I was missing Sunday's episode, I made it happen! This time out on THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST,  I discuss …

Episode #147: A Story & A Commentary

January 9th, 2020


I got nothing. I really don't. So much so that I pull out an old story that I've posted before and read it while spouting out ideas of spiders and …

Episode #146: Exacerbating The Situation

January 5th, 2020


Happy New Year! Happy 2020! Happy... no, I told you I don't care that 145 was released in 2020, this is the first episode of THE BARACK OBAMA …

Episode #145: Numbers On The Board '19 (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

January 2nd, 2020


After our marathon sports podcast with George Gerbo, Marcus and I still had a little work to do. For the third time in as many years, we sat down to record our year end Numbers On The Board episode. But this time, …

Episode #144: The Decade In Sports (Costarring George Gerbo & Marcus Robinson)

December 29th, 2019


As promised, George Gerbo is back on the show (also the newest member of the Three Timers Club)! And my semi-regular co-host Marcus "Showinmadlov" …

Episode #143: Meanwhile, During Christmas Day...

December 26th, 2019


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST! On this Christmas Day edition where I left my family at …

Episode #142: You're The Best Of All Of Us

December 23rd, 2019


On this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I pitch a perfect game. Not to pat myself on the back on anything but I'm really proud of this one. We start off by talking about the traditions we …

Episode #141: I'm Not Scared To Say It

December 19th, 2019


Not to be confused with Episode 43 from December 2017 (I would rename this one but to be honest... I don't want to)! As December creeps along, I …

Episode #140: Immaculate Jedi Reception

December 16th, 2019


On this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I'm mad. I talked about how well the Raiders were doing on Episode 130 and now they're 6-8 with two games to go. Football is a funny thing, …

Episode #139: The Pod That Never Ends

December 12th, 2019


This episode didn't take that long to record but it truly feels like its been a few months since I started this whole thing at this point. This time, …

Episode #138: Full Disclosure & Total Transparency

December 9th, 2019


I start things off by honoring a fallen member of the Spider-Man creative team, Tom Lyle. Once I finally get my act together (no tears, just procrastination), what I thought was going to be a brief topic about Creed II …

Episode #137: The Devil Wears Prada Commentary (Costarring Angel Conley)

December 1st, 2019


Very early when I created Hyphen Nation, I knew I wanted to talk about my love for The Devil Wears Prada. I think Marcus and I even talked about it way back on Episode #34. Almost 4 years later, I sat down with the …

Episode #136: Soul Daddy Number 2 - You Don't Have To Strike A Person To Hurt 'Em (Costarring Daniel Conley)

November 25th, 2019


I'm late! That's only because I wrapped this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST roughly 12 hours ago, drove home to Morgantown, spent the evening with my family, and then started editing. I'm …

Episode #135: It's Clobberin' Time... Maybe?!

November 22nd, 2019


On this edition of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I may have had the greatest chicken sandwich of all time... but the verdict is still out. My first experience with the Popeye's spicy chicken …

Episode #134: Because The Internet v good kid, m.A.A.d city (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

November 17th, 2019



Previously on It's Like A Podcast Or Whatever: It's episode 96 on the road to 100 and it's a doozy. This time, Handsome Bane called in the Boss of …

Episode #133: Emergency Pod - Hot In Cleveland

November 16th, 2019


As the Cleveland Browns wrapped up a win against their division rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night, all hell broke lose. Mason Rudolph …

Episode #132: Grammys On Grammys

November 14th, 2019


After a battle with depression and procrastination, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST returns! As the anniversaries turn, so do the ages of two of my favorite projects, which just so happened to turn 25 this year. I spend …

Episode #131: We Did It For The Kids

November 7th, 2019


So, look. The other day, Miles Amadeus Prower of A Podcast Called Fresh hits me and tells me he's gonna send me a clip of an all-new I, Black Man Podcast segment for THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST …

Episode #130: The Secret Is You Got To Coordinate

November 3rd, 2019


I went to bed after I finished recording Episode #129 with Lam and I woke up to the news that beloved actor and comedian John Witherspoon passed away at 77. So as THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST …

Episode #129: Into The View Askewniverse (Costarring Michael Lamerique)

October 31st, 2019


This episode contains the very last episode to complete the first ever event month here on THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREAT PODCAST, a little ditty I like to call GUEST MONTH. Nine episodes; eight guests, and …

Episode #128: February 18, 2007 (Costarring Ed Brown)

October 29th, 2019


Journey with me to a cold February day 12 years ago, when I was home on Pennsylvania Avenue and my friend Ed Brown was still in visiting for the …

Episode #127: Live Long And Powerbomb Your Opponent Through The Announce Table (Costarring Erik Fromme)

October 27th, 2019


Without further delay, THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST returns! On this trip, I recruited my old friend from the corner of Lake …

Episode #126: The Hyphen & Kwames Show (Costarring Kwame Amponsem)

October 20th, 2019


When I was younger, I was a part of a radio show on WVU's college radio station called the Urban Diner. During that time, I paired up with a …

Episode #125: Coolin' With Cap'n Cook (Costarring Anthony Sellers)

October 17th, 2019


Fresh off a new episode of Browns In Our Blood, Anthony Sellers joins me on THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST to talk about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie! Join us as we ride with Jesse Pinkman as his …

Episode #124: The Best Music Projects Of The Decade (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

October 13th, 2019


Very soon, the decade of the 2010s will be coming to an end. Almost lost without a MCU movie to cover, Marcus went into Thought Father mode and came up with a doozy of an episode. Each of us brought our 5 favorite music …

Episode #123: To Seattle, Thanks For Everything (Costarring Paul Hermann)

October 10th, 2019


This time out on THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, we travel to Washington state to find the man known as P-Thug, Paul Hermann! For …

Episode #122: DY-NO-MITE! + NXT Stuff (Costarring EG aka Catcher Of Shows)

October 6th, 2019


Let me tell you: there's nothing like booking a guest for THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST and picking out a time and a date... and then letting yourself forget all about it. Despite my best efforts, I …

Episode #121: The Life & Times Of The Blueprint 3 (Costarring Michael Lamerique)

October 3rd, 2019


So you know what else Jay-Z does besides make conspicuous deals with Roger Goodell and the NFL? He makes music! Well... he used to pretty regularly. …

Episode #120: Confessions Of A Mario Kart King

September 29th, 2019


On this edition of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, strange things are afoot! I had a close encounter of the bird kind while waking up over IG videos. After I recovered from that, I find out that …

Episode #119: The Emmys v. Beyoncé & Parking Lot Follies

September 26th, 2019


On this episode of the BARACK OBAMA WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, I’m announcing the Emmy winners… days late. Shut up, this was recorded on Monday. From there, I transition into a lengthy discussion about HΘMΣCΘMING losing …

Episode #118: "...And I Ask You To Bless Everybody In This Room Tonight"

September 22nd, 2019


Okay! So in this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I talk about what may be the heaviest topic in Hyphen Nation history: …

Episode #117: Jessica And Wade's Most Definitely Potentially Deadly Excursion

September 21st, 2019


Almost two days late but we here. In this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I spent a little time touching on the Browns first win, the greatness of Spider-Man PS4 once again, and the Big …

Episode #116: Never Go Full Rambo On 'Em

September 15th, 2019


In this episode of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I come to you live from the back patio for the first time since Episode #97. Within these audio walls, I discuss Antonio Brown for the final time (see Browns In Our Blood …

Episode #115: The Day The World Stopped

September 12th, 2019


In this episode of the Barack Obama Approved World's Greatest Podcast (regular case so you know I'm serious), for the first time, I discuss the …

Episode #114: Hater By Nature

September 8th, 2019


EDIT: Since this episode was recorded, Jon Gruden said that Antonio Brown wouldn't face suspension, the Raiders fined him over $200K for conduct …

Episode #113: The Ultimate Opportunist Or The Right Man For The Job (Costarring Michael Lamerique & Marcus Robinson)

September 7th, 2019


So things have started happening with this Roc Nation/Jay-Z/NFL deal. So much in fact, that my semi-regular co-host was driven to write about how …

Episode #112: Hopper Should Have Saved Us From Mike

September 6th, 2019


Stranger Things 3 has come and gone but I haven't taken my trip to back to Hawkins, Indiana yet. With that said, this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST sees me sharing my thoughts on the …

Episode #111: "We Were Given a Queen, We Were Given an Angel.”

September 4th, 2019


Eighteen years ago, the world was shocked to learn of the sudden death of singer, actor, and model Aaliyah. The 22 year old died in a plane accident …

Episode #110: Thug Unmotivation 101

August 29th, 2019


So along with the rest of the world, I was shocked to learn that Andrew Luck was retiring from the NFL at age 29. So on this pulse pounding episode …

Episode #109: They Didn't Take Me To Dollywood Though

August 28th, 2019


As August draws itself to a close, so does the Hot Girl Summer of Hyphen Nation. So now that Angel shared her summer vacation, it's time for me to get into mine. This episode of the BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S …

Episode #108: You Want It To Be One Way

August 25th, 2019


In today's episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I really just planned on catching up on some topics. Instead, I jump …

Episode #107: The Night The Flood Came & Other Tales (Costarring Angel Conley)

August 23rd, 2019


On our way to check out Pittsburgh's second annual Fresh Fest (and on the way back, shhhhhhhhhh), I welcome my wife Angel to the 4-time guest club of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST! I pretty much hand her the reins and …

Episode #106: Everything I Know About Ghosting I Learned From Peter Parker (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

August 16th, 2019


In a shocking turn of events, in this episode of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, Marcus and I discuss a Marvel Cinematic Universe film! Let's face it; we've been doing this a ton since Black Panther was released. HOWEVER, …

Episode #105: Endgame (Kinda) Encapsulated (Costarring Anthony Sellers, George Gerbo, Errick Greenlee & Marcus Robinson)

August 4th, 2019


In an unplanned happy accident, this is THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST episode all about the TWENTY SECOND (I think I said 21st in the episode) entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame. The happy …

Episode #104: Self-Care Vol. II: Bigger & Deffer

August 2nd, 2019


Dr. Kelso : You are going to shut your damn yapper and listen for a change, because I got you pegged, sweetheart. You want to take the easy way out with the surgery because you're scared. You're scared because if you …

Episode #103: Burton, Bats & Jack (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

June 20th, 2019


It was June 23rd, 1989 when Tim Burton's Batman hit theaters in America, starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, and Kim Basinger. Almost 30 years …

Episode #102: Throne's Not Owned

June 18th, 2019


I still haven't hit that Sunday release date since I vowed to go bi-weekly on #100 but nevermind all that! In the one hundred and second episode of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I'm live from the road again! During my …

Episode #101: Late Night Stack (Costarring Eric Jordan Jr.)

June 13th, 2019


Special guest appearance by Johnny Harmonic!

Oh boy. So it all started with a tweet from EG mentioning that he was a fan of J. Cole's Born Sinner …

Episode #100: The Centennial Hyphen Nation Awards & Other Strangeness

June 11th, 2019


I don't know if this episode is supposed to come out. I started it two weeks ago, planned on finishing that same weekend but then had to make a surprise trip home. Finished principle recording late last week and then I …

Episode #99: At Least He Gave Us Kazaam

May 23rd, 2019


Episode 99. It only took me 3 years but the next episode of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST is Episode #100, the CENTENNIAL HYPHEN NATION AWARDS. Man, I hope this isn't trash. In this episode however, I beat the Ayesha …

Episode #98: The Questions II

May 21st, 2019


So before I could release this episode, the Warriors swept the Blazers. Spoilers. In the ninety eighth edition of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, The …

Episode #97: Never Would've Made It

May 3rd, 2019


THREE EPISODES AWAY FROM EPISODE #100! Anyway, I congratulate Angel on her kids winning the WV History Bowl, mourn the loss of another mother, try to …

Episode #96: Russian Doll Me Up Or Dame Dashes OKC From Deep

April 28th, 2019


We are 4 episodes away from Hyphen Nation #100! For now, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST brings you the aftermath of Damian Lillard waving goodbye to the Thunder (+ some other NBA Playoff thoughts), a look at Netflix's …

Episode #95: Fully Functioning Adult

April 25th, 2019


We're officially 5 episodes away from the 100th episode of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST! Something that should have been happening last year but we …

Episode #94: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

April 20th, 2019


It is time. Showinmadlov has survived my Hot A$$ Takes and makes a return to the battlefield. In this episode of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, Marcus and I talk about one thing and one thing only: Avengers: Endgame. The …

Episode #93: No More Tears

April 19th, 2019


Up against a deadline, your hero comes through... but still ends up late because of Beyonce. This time out, I discuss Aaliyah turning 5, Freeway …

Episode #92: Hawt A$$ Takes (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

April 12th, 2019


Five categories: Music. Movies. Sports. Television. Potpourri. Both Marcus and I entered with (almost) 3 hot takes for each category. Over the course of this episode, you won't just hear some takes. You won't just hear …

Episode #91: What Is A Legacy?

April 11th, 2019


Welcome to Crying Nation, where the topics make me cry! If that doesn't stop you, there's a new sheriff in WWE Champion town and he's black! This is Blazing Saddles all over again. Then a Dwyane Wade commercial is the …

Episode #90: When The Man Comes Around (Costarring Derrick Ferguson)

April 5th, 2019


Defender of Brooklyn and my friend Derrick Ferguson joins the show as I finally make up for us not doing a pod sooner. We talk about Derrick's podcast history and his crowned and renowned Better In The Dark podcast he …

Episode #89: Preaching To The Choir

April 5th, 2019


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Episode #88: The War To Settle The Score (Costarring Mike Asti & George Gerbo)

March 30th, 2019


I called out Mike "The Buzz-Saw" Asti on my State Of The Podcast pod and George "The Howitzer" Gerbo made sure it happened! I'm joined by Mike and George as we travel the only road that matters right now: the Road to …

Episode #87: The Thin Line

March 29th, 2019


Just when you thought I was done with Into The Spider-Verse, a new challenger emerges. The Pied Piper of R&B continues to strike terror wherever he goes. I weigh in on how public opinion on Black Panther has changed …

Episode #86: The Aftermath Of Leaving Neverland (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

March 8th, 2019


The revelations of the documentary Leaving Neverland are discussed in detail so please proceed with caution if anything about the topics of sexual …

Episode #85: Where Is The Problem?

February 21st, 2019


I finally get to name my 2018 Best In The World award winner. Any guesses as to who that is? After a few starts and stops, I spent some time with some of the new music releases of 2018 and I wasn't pleased with what I …

Episode #84: Dying Is Easy Young Man. Living Is Harder (Costarring Tyler Kovar)

February 3rd, 2019


Live from Studio C of U92, it's the Hamilton episode I've been dying to make and nobody wanted! In all seriousness, my friend Tyler Kovar went to see …

Episode #83: The Greatest Spider-Man Film Yet? (Costarring Angel Conley, Michael Lamerique & Marcus Robinson)

February 1st, 2019


Due to some last minute schedule changes, I was able to take in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse with the family for an early birthday gift. So not …

Episode #82: 2019 State Of The Podcast Address

January 31st, 2019


In the first solo episode of the new year, I give an overdue recap of Christmas and my birthday. The 2019 Hyphen Nation State Of The Podcast Address …

Episode #81: Balance Is Needed (Costarring Miles Amadeus Prower, Michael Lamerique & Marcus Robinson)

January 19th, 2019


 Most of the gang from the Daughters, Dads, and Disney episode reunite to finally take on Avengers: Infinity War and speculate on how the Avengers' …

Episode #80: Numbers On The Board '18 (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

December 27th, 2018


Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. 2018 is almost extinguished. Marcus joins me for our now annual Numbers On The Board episode where we discuss the year that just passed. We talk 2019 goals, …

Episode #79: The Rant That Wasn't

December 21st, 2018


I had one thing and one thing only to talk about: A t-shirt worn by an actor that’s universally beloved. So I get into my dating history along with the whys and whats of how I ended up in an interracial marriage… then I …

Episode #78: Excelsior!

December 14th, 2018


This episode begins with me talking about the impact Stan Lee had on my life and it gets a little too real before the segment is over. Then we fast forward to almost a month later, as I discuss my Cleveland problem, I …

Episode #77: Long Story Short

November 5th, 2018


I had a whole gang of topic for this episode… but I only got to two. Join me as I drive from Morgantown to Capon Bridge to see my dad as I discuss …

Episode #76: Talking Out The Dead: Season 6 – Season 8 (Costarring Thomas Crawford)

October 22nd, 2018


Season 9 of The Walking Dead is right around the corner, so I finally got Thomas “Encyclopedia” Crawford on the show so we could pick up where we …

Episode #75: The Diamond Experience (Costarring Angel Conley)

October 21st, 2018


Angel Conley returns to THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST for the 2nd time and for the 75th episode. We talked about the upcoming elections, the WV teacher strike, Law & Order SVU and, even played some trivia. She’s also …

Episode #74: No One Ever Really Dies (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

September 16th, 2018


Marcus and I reflect on the blog era of hip-hop and how nice it was to have content curators who really cared about the music. We spend the rest of …

Episode #73: Fear And Loathing In Alabama

September 1st, 2018


In this edition of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, I take a deep dive into the world of Woodstock, Alabama and the award winning podcast, S-Town. I also attended my first comic con ever and as usual, I found a way to …

Episode #72: Mood…

August 23rd, 2018


Morgantown roads and construction set off a rant. The day of being a CM Punk guy are running short. Zoos are discussed. Detroit Become Human is incredible even if you’re just watching it on YouTube like me. My journey …

Episode #71: Bingo, Absolutely (Costarring DJ Hollywood)

August 16th, 2018


Pittsburgh’s DJ Hollywood joined me in the WVU Coliseum parking lot to discuss his beginnings, career, and how he’s stayed humble in the DJ game. …

Episode #70: 104 Miles (Costarring Anthony Sellers)

August 6th, 2018


Jumped in the Subaru Impreza with Anthony to head to Browns training camp in Berea, OH. With about 10 hours drive time ahead of us, I present the longest episode of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST yet! I kid, but we did …

Episode #69: Now With 100% More Stuttering!

August 1st, 2018


I talked about Steven Universe for a good chunk of this episode and didn’t even mention the music. SMH. Anyway, if you are or you aren’t a member of the Crystal Gems army, I try to give you a good starting point to get …

Episode #68: A Decade Of Dominance (Costarring Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson)

July 20th, 2018


Go ahead and throw out your lil’ tributes. Your lil’ think pieces. Your lil’ hot takes. None will come close. On this episode of Hyphen Nation, Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson and I celebrate the 10 year anniversary of …

Episode #67: Book To The Future Volume 2 (Costarring Gary Wolfe)

July 20th, 2018


Recorded on the roof of the Hotel Monte Carlo in Ocean City, MD, I’m joined by one of the cohosts of the Fantasy Football Bosses podcast, Gary Wolfe. …

Episode #66: Neither Here Nor There

June 28th, 2018


Season’s change and so do opinions. LeBron James just completed his 15th NBA season. And as always, the debate rages on as to whether he’s the greatest NBA player of all-time. In this corner, stands the forever GOAT in …

Episode #65: Hundred Dollar Bill Y’all

June 25th, 2018


I’ve been trying to write these show notes for days now. Inside: Everything you need to know about Atlanta: Robbin’ Season. We finally find out who that guy was on the bus from S01E01! Also, why Earn dropped out of …

Episode #64: Emergency Pod – All The Pieces Matter (Costarring Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson)

May 30th, 2018


Pusha T released a scathing diss towards Drake on May 29, accusing him of not only ghostwriting, but having a secret child that he doesn’t want to take care of. Push also made time to tell Drake’s friend/producer to go …

Episode #63: Self-Care Vol. I

May 19th, 2018


“See I'm depressed lately, but nobody understands
That I'm depressed lately, I'm sorta feelin' repressed lately
So y'all been hearin' and seein' me less lately
Like 'has anyone noticed the regress lately?'
Look deep, n----, …

Episode #62: Promotion, Plethora, and Parker

May 10th, 2018


Things started off really bad but I managed to get my footing by the second topic. Why are most people either pro-J. Cole or anti-J. Cole? I get into …

Episode #61: Gawd Bless Tony Stark (Costarring Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson)

April 20th, 2018


On April 9th, I made the artwork for this episode and sent it to Marcus. As I wanted it to come out a week before Avengers: Infinity War, I knew this episode was coming out on April 20th. What I didn’t know is if I …

Episode #60: All The Way Live

April 20th, 2018


With the dreaded deadline rapidly approaching, my Google Keep app held this episode’s salvation. After a little “Nice For What” and Atlanta: Robbin’ Season “Champagne Papi” talk, the focus turns to movies I just can’t …

Episode #59: You’re Welcome, Sprite

April 18th, 2018


Show notes are the worst. I’ve had all day to write these things and here we are. I’m losing my mind. I promise. Vince Staples is right. Snow please go away the reprise. Tristan Thompson can’t even qualify for his own …

Episode #58: Cooley-HY-Harmony

April 14th, 2018


At WrestleMania 34, Roman Reigns was defeated by Daniel Bryan in a surprise 11th hour match made by Raw GM Kurt Angle after Reigns defeated the Beast Incarnate for the WWE Universal Championship. Since that’s nowhere …

Episode #57: Gorgeous AF

April 12th, 2018


It’s been 6 years and Nas has left us. My stepbrother is a kidney giving mother lover. An update on the WV teacher’s strike. How to get your fill at a chinese buffet without killing yourself over wontons. The story of …

Episode #56: Disney

April 11th, 2018


This episode took 2 different days to record… because the first take was awful. That’s only 6 times less than a song that was on repeat on every …

Episode #55: For All Intents And Purposes

April 5th, 2018


Your Barack Obama approved hero returns! In this edition of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, WrestleMania 34 is previewed for everybody gearing up for wrestling’s big night in New Orleans this Sunday. For those of you that …

Episode #54: We’re Not Gonna Take It

March 2nd, 2018


Do you remember book fairs? How about the teachers who helped mold you into the person you are today? Why can’t the WV Senate remember their …

Episode #53: Wakanda Forever (Costarring Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson)

February 23rd, 2018


A random Marcus Robinson appears. The NBA season is dissected at its halfway point. Marcus and Kelen both agree half of the 2017-18 NBA season was better than the entire 2017 NFL season. Kelen celebrates the oddly …

Episode #52: Shoot Your Shot

February 16th, 2018


Apologies for the poorly timed title following the events at Stoneman Douglas High School. Kelen doesn’t understand how his brain works. Seasonal …

Episode #51: Melancholy And The Infinite Thoughtfulness

February 9th, 2018


Despite an impending cold, Kelen still does the show. The best wrestler in the world is debated and decided upon. Kevin Durant has worked his way …

Episode #50: The Gold Experience (Costarring Angel Conley)

February 2nd, 2018


As promised, I bring my wonderful better half on the show, my wife Angel Conley. We spend some time debating about whether the intro I’ve used for …

Episode #49: Dammit Tom Haverford

January 26th, 2018


Despite past reservations, Kelen may be back on the Durantula train. The pettiness of pancake preference comes up. Parenting doesn't wait. Kelen is …

Episode #48: Daughters, Dads, And Disney OR Four Disappointed Significant Others (Costarring Errick Greenlee, Michael Lamerique & Marcus "Showinmadlov" Robinson)

January 20th, 2018


It's Like A Podcast Or Whatever's Errick "Handsome Bane" Greenlee and Michael Lamerique host. Marcus "ShowinmadLov" Robinson is without a kid but allowed to join. Disney as a brand and an empire is discussed. Prince …

Episode #47: Cautiously Optimistic

January 12th, 2018


Kelen feels insecure and unsure while drinking hot chocolate. The status of Kelen's music career is brought to light. Barack Obama is mentioned. …

Episode #46: 2018 State Of The Podcast Address

January 6th, 2018


Donald threatens someone on Twitter. Twitter don’t care. Kelen gets some exciting news. Baker Mayfield could be the next coming of Johnny Manziel or …

Episode #45: Numbers On The Board (Costarring Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson)

December 30th, 2017


2017 was a better year than 2016 was. Or was it? Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson again demanded his time on THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST and came equipped with a list of topics, ranging from our favorite artist to the …

Episode #44: Solo Dolo

December 23rd, 2017


“Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong. The Rebellion is reborn today. The war is just beginning. And I will not be The Last Jedi.”


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Episode #43: I’m Just Gonna Say It

December 16th, 2017


I start off with no topics, flying by the seat of my pants... but that doesn't last too long. I get you ready for Clash Of The Champions and give …

Episode #42: My First Visit To Krispy Kreme OR House + Cuddy = Disaster!

December 8th, 2017


Y’all need to let Gregory House live. Sure he’s a terrible human being who has failed at many of his relationships and treats others as if they are infectious diseases. But the man is a genius. He also had a great TV …

Episode #41: I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It

December 1st, 2017


I had the worst time titling this episode. For some reason, my in-show note of “I Get It, I Get It” just didn’t feel proper. Within, I talk about how Melissa McBride deserves an Emmy despite The Walking Dead not being a …

Episode #40: Late To The Party

November 25th, 2017


Hyphen Nation turns 40! And it only took less than two years! In this episode! Stranger Things 2! Last Man On Earth! The continuing adventures of …

Episode #39: Soul Daddy Number 1 (Costarring Daniel Conley)

November 17th, 2017


The fifth guest on THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST is none other than my father, Daniel Conley. It was amazing to just sit back and listen to him talk candidly about his life. I learned some new things, got to relive some …

Episode #38: The Greatest MCs Of All-Time

November 9th, 2017


After much hoopla, here are my 20 greatest MCs of all-time. This list has been curated and cultivated for weeks now and I’m finally happy enough to …

Episode #37: Ross Geller Is Terrible At Relationships

October 5th, 2017


I hate fantasy football. I lost 5 players to injury in Week 4 and I have 4 players with byes this week. I should have taken that year off. And Derek …

Episode #36: Terminated

September 23rd, 2017


Back from a solo hiatus, THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST touches down with great authority. Wasting no time, I announced the formation of the Hyphen …

Episode #35: Bobby Shmurda Anybody Ya Heard Of (Costarring Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson)

July 17th, 2017


In an episode that had to happen, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST tackles what has now come to be known as 4:44, Jay-Z’s latest album. Joining me for the ride once again is Marcus “ShowinmadLov” Robinson as we break down …

Episode #34: Beer Makes The World Go Round (Costarring Marcus ShowinmadLov Robinson)

May 13th, 2017


I took to Twitter to defend the honor of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly recently. I was told in no uncertain terms that the gentleman who I …

Episode #33: Back To Live Action

May 1st, 2017


So now that I've restored some sort of order to bhyphendotcom, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST returns. After a PSA, I talk about why awards shows …

Episode #32: Sorry, Not Sorry

March 11th, 2017


I have to admit for someone who would probably be weak in the knees if I met her in person, I sure have a lot of problems with the pedestal that …

Episode #31: Podcasting 101

February 26th, 2017


Just like Reggie Miller admitted he pushed off of Michael Jordan in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST is full of …

Episode #30: The Questions

February 12th, 2017


Bernard King. Steph Curry. Nolan Ryan when he played for the Angels. Hyphen Nation, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, has reached it’s 30th episode. As …

Episode #29: I’m ‘Bout To Fight Somebody

January 23rd, 2017


Truth time: I fell asleep at least three times while talking this episode. It was late, I didn't sleep well the night before… I'm sorry. I edited around it so it's not noticeable and y'all know how I feel about editing. …

Episode #28: Wasn’t 2016 Just A Few Minutes Ago?

January 4th, 2017


This episode started out in classic Hyphen Nation style: in the car, in a random parking lot in Morgantown. I shared stories of a heavy biscuit and then I tried to justify maybe possibly forgiving Kanye West for his …

Episode #27: I Do This In My Sleep

December 15th, 2016


As the fantasy football playoffs arrive, I renew my vow to take next season off. I don't care, I don't care. Then I make sure everyone knows how I …

Episode #26: There Is No Robert Downey Jr., Only Zuul

December 13th, 2016


As December brings us to the merciful end of 2016, people everywhere are making efforts at playing nice for the holidays. But not me. Well, only in …

Episode #25: Elphaba, Hillary, And Kristen Chenoweth Walk Into A Bar (Costarring Nikki Cannon)

November 30th, 2016


My third official guest joins me for the 25th edition of THE WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST. While on a family trip to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV, I …

Episode #24: End Of The Road

November 27th, 2016


After 7 seasons of constant misery, The Walking Dead may have finally worn out its welcome. Despite the Emmy worthy performance of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, I'm quickly losing interest in one of my favorite shows. And …

Episode #23: Baz Luhrmann Is Good But He’s No Spider-Man

November 18th, 2016


In this episode of THE GREATEST PODCAST IN THE WORLD, I lighten up. I share my heartbreak with how one of my favorite professional wrestlers, Dolph …

Episode #22: Miss Me With All That

November 11th, 2016


In this episode of THE GREATEST PODCAST IN THE WORLD, I give you two full hours of content. I take shots at local podcast competition. I explain how …

Episode #21: You Look Like Carlton Banks!

October 30th, 2016


On this episode of THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, I have a lot to say. I talk about CM Punk’s loss at UFC 203, finally. I share quick thoughts on …

Episode #20: Hey Girl, Do You Wanna Come Over And Watch RedZone?

August 8th, 2016


Hyphen Nation is almost legal to drink but I’m over here popping champagne anyway! In the 20th edition of the best podcast in the world (I was wrong in the episode, this is the 31st week of the year, making me 11 …

Episode #19: The Greatest Gifts (Costarring Eric Jordan)

August 2nd, 2016


In June, for the second straight season, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off for the NBA Championship. After a record …

Episode #18: Trade Me To The Pistons; I Can’t Beat Them

July 26th, 2016


After last episode’s seriousness, I get back into the swing of the regular Hyphen Nation beat. I read about some sudden naysayers of myself and the …

Episode #17: Make Me Wanna Holler

July 16th, 2016


“Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where we're heading” - Marvin Gaye & James Nix


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Episode #16: Wifi Don’t Live Here Anymore

June 7th, 2016


So your hero may be out here hunting for free wifi like a nomad but never fear, as Hyphen Nation 16 is… has arrived. Aside from avoiding obvious rhymes, there’s a lot to talk about in this episode. As I’m finally a …

Episode #15: (Coffee From) The Grind Don’t Stop

June 4th, 2016


Not fired from the day job yet, but definitely back with a 4th episode in 2 weeks of Hyphen Nation. In this pulse pounding slobberknocker, I get into …

Episode #14: Too Long; Didn’t Listen Or I Got Some McPicks For McDonald’s

June 2nd, 2016


It’s time for everyone to put on their best all white outfit and get out in the sun! Pools are open; the speedos are in full effect! Hustle to the …

Episode #13: Lemonade Is A Popular Drink And It Still Is

May 28th, 2016


Back to back episodes? What fresh new world is this? Did the comic line reboot itself? Did Marty make the wrong move back in alternate 1985? Is anything we know actually the truth or is everything a crazy shamble of a …

Episode #12: When Jessica Met Wade That One Time In Seattle

May 27th, 2016


It’s raining in Morgantown again but that’s no reason not to record the next exciting episode of Hyphen Nation! Back on my solo steez, I decide to go …

Episode #11: Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler (Costarring Errick Greenlee)

May 12th, 2016


I start the episode by myself, where I try to compare Shawn Michaels and Kanye West. Then I called Errick Greenlee on Skype, where we had a short conversation about our daughters and families off podcast, then we get …

Episode #10: Book To The Future – 1st LP, Side A (Costarring Errick Greenlee)

April 26th, 2016


On the day after what may be remembered as one of the darkest days for many, I finally found time to have my first guest ever. Errick Greenlee is not just a son, brother, husband, father, or purveyor of all things nerd …

Episode #9: Knock On Wood

April 22nd, 2016


On a very special day, Hyphen Nation 9 is born into existence! Today’s topics include the 2nd birthday of my daughter Aaliyah (that’s the special day, take that smokers), my experiences as a “single” dad, why I’ve been …

Episode #8: I Feel Petty

March 11th, 2016


In this episode, everybody gets it! And by that I mean that I talk about how I hold grudges (I was taught by the best) and how it feels when Seinfeld …

Episode #7: Welcome To The Disney Movie Review Podcast

February 26th, 2016


You take one day off and life gets in the way. So what do you do? You wait until the next opportunity presents itself and you keep the podcast train on the tracks! Enclosed within these audio walls, I question whether …

Episode #6: The Case of the Stale Fudge Rounds & Cherry Pop-Tarts

February 13th, 2016


So with the professional footballs officially put away for another season, it's time for Hyphen Nation to blossom into its final and best form! Or something like that. Contained within these audio walls, I discuss why …

Episode #5: Predicting The 2015 NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl 50

February 6th, 2016


The 50th edition of the Super Bowl is two days away. Panthers. Broncos. I make the final pick that can make or break my 2015 NFL playoff season. A win puts me above .500; a loss, under .500. More importantly, can Peyton …

Episode #4: There Will Be No Sportball Talk Within

January 30th, 2016


I take a break with the NFL and leave the predictions in my other pants pocket. In the first regular episode of Hyphen Nation, I spend time talking …

Episode #3: Predicting The 2015 NFL Playoffs: Championship Round

January 23rd, 2016


We’re down to the final four teams in the hunt for Super Bowl 50 and I recap what happened in the Divisional Round (I went 4-0, making me 5-3 this postseason) and pick the two teams that’ll be headed to San Francisco in …

Episode #2: Predicting The 2015 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round

January 16th, 2016


The NFL Playoffs are rolling along and so is Hyphen Nation! I went 1-3 during the opening round, and it's not looking much better for this weekend as …

Episode #1: Predicting the 2015 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Round

January 8th, 2016


This is not a test. This is the actual real live Episode #1 of Hyphen Nation. There may have been an episode called the 25 Biggie Commandments floating around in March but ignore that (it’s Victory Jumpoff Radio #14 if …

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