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The Basement Lounge

135 EpisodesProduced by Mike SheaWebsite

Hosted by a couple of foul-mouthed comedians that want to find a funny light in a dark place, give you the everyman's view of a world gone mad. We'll make you laugh, we'll make you think, and most importantly, we'll make you question our sanity. Honest opinions and shameless plugs. Grab a drink, pul… read more

135 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Current Events, Part 2

July 1st, 2022


This week, there was so much to talk about, we decided to break it into two parts.

On this episode, we continue the conversation about all the crazy …

Current Events, Part 1

June 30th, 2022


This week, there was so much to talk about, we decided to break it into two parts.

On this special Part 1 episode, we go into detail about the …

Mike Wells' First Father's Day

June 23rd, 2022


Mike Wells got to have his first Father's Day. Plus, he reminices about his days in martial arts. Also, this weekend is the Fireworks Comedy …

The Hearings

June 16th, 2022


The January 6th Hearings are well underway. Plus, Amber Heard continues to show her true colors.

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • Revelations …

Morbius Bombed...Again

June 9th, 2022


Well, we hope it was worth it, Sony. Plus, the fallout from Uvalde continues. Also, 'The Boys' season premier may have broken us.

This week, Mike …

Tragedy in Uvalde

June 2nd, 2022


A mass shooting in Uvalde, TX has resulted in the deaths of over 20 children and their teachers. On this week's show, Mike & Mike work through …

The Buffalo Shooting

May 19th, 2022


There was a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, NY on May 14th that we take a closer look at. Then, to lighten the mood, we take a look at Christian Smalls' testimony before congress. Plus, we try to work out some new …

The Word Was What?!?

May 12th, 2022


Looks like Wordle has some 'splaining to do. Also, it's time to review the Moon Knight finale. Plus, we see what Mr. Beast has been up to!

This week, …

Roe v Wade v The Supreme Court

May 5th, 2022


The Supreme Court is on track to reverse Roe v Wade after a leaked document revealed some very telling information. Plus, we have our first look at Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al Yankovic.

This week, Mike & Mike talk …

Twitter Smells Musk-y

April 28th, 2022


Elon Musk is getting REALLY into Twitter. Plus, Amber Heard's lawyers seem to forget who asked what question during the trial. Also, Illuminati …

Ezra Miller Is In Trouble...Again

April 21st, 2022


Ezra Miller (The Flash, Fantastic Beasts) was arrested AGAIN in Hawaii AGAIN for a violent crime AGAIN. Also, Netflix is considering putting ads on …

Mitch McConnell's Neck

April 14th, 2022


Mitch McConnell has a weird neck. OnlyFans wants Mike Shea. RIP Gilbert Godfrey.

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • Mitch McConnell's weird-ass …

Where Are Our Nukes?

April 7th, 2022


So, apparently, the US is still missing 6 nukes that vanished over 20 years ago. That's...not great. Also, there are some weird conspiracy theories out there. Plus, the Grammys can suck it.

This week, Mike & Mike …

The Slap to End All Slaps

March 31st, 2022


Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, and we're all still recovering. Plus, our budy Kyle calls in to tell us about how his Will Smith joke lost him a customer Also, we bid farewell to Taylor Hawkins, drummer of …

Mike & Mike Watch Clips

March 24th, 2022


The guys just saw Steart Huff at Wiley's Comedy Club and loved it! Also, they have some favorite videos they want to watch.

This week, Mike & …

Tom Brady's Back?

March 19th, 2022


So I guess Tom Brady got bored, cuz he's back. Also, Mike Wells finally watched The Book of Boba Fett. And we say good-bye to both William Hurt & …

'The Batman' Review

March 10th, 2022


Have you seen 'The Batman' yet? Go see it. Now. Cuz we're about to spoil the hell out of it.

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • The motherf**king …

Russia vs. Ukraine

March 3rd, 2022


This week's episode is all about the Russia/Ukraine situation.

*This episode was recorded on Monday, 2/28. Some of our information may be out-of-date at the time of release.


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Post-Super Bowl Feelings

February 18th, 2022


Now that the Super Bowl has come and gone, let's take a minute and collect our thoughts. Also...WTF is wrong with Kanye?


This week, Mike & Mike …

The People v. Joe Rogan & Spotify

February 10th, 2022


The people of the world are out for the blood of Joe Rogan & Spotify. Also, the "big game" is this weekend! Plus, did you know that "Green Eggs & Ham" has a deeper meaning?


This week, Mike & Mike talk …

Road to a Bengals Super Bowl

February 3rd, 2022


It finally happened...the Cincinnati Bengals are going to the Super Bowl!


This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • The Bengals are going to the Super …

A Great Weekend For Football

January 27th, 2022


The semi-finals for the AFC and NFC made for an amazing weekend of football. Plus, we're forced to say goodbye AGAIN to some amazing talents in entertainment. Plus, the stand-up comedy business can make for some weird …

Joss Whedon Sucks

January 20th, 2022


Joss Whedon has finally spoken out about his version of 'Justice League' and good lord...some choices were made. Also, could the Bengals see the …

RIP Bob Saget

January 13th, 2022


Legendary comedian & America's TV dad Bob Saget passed away this week at the age of 65. He was a tremendous talent that made our generation laugh and feel, whether it was hosting 'America's Funniest Home Videos' or …

RIP Betty White

January 6th, 2022


We bid farewell to a legend in Betty White. A monumental talent that was beloved by all. A career spanning decades, never failing to make us laugh. …

Spoiler Review of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

December 30th, 2021


The Mike's are back with a SPOILER HEAVY review of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' so make sure you've seen the movie before listening!

This week, Mike …

Belief vs. Faith (Backlog Episode)

December 23rd, 2021


Mike Shea is battling covid. In the meantime, enjoy this backlog episode!

In this episode, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • Follwing God vs. Following …

Tom Holland Can't Be Trusted

December 9th, 2021


The Spider-Man actor just can't seem to keep his mouth shut. Also, who the hell buys their teenager a gun for Christmas? And who should be the next …

You Kids and Your TikToks

December 2nd, 2021


We're old and we don't understand how TikTok works, you damn kids. Get off our lawn. Pull up your damn pants. 

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

Baby Poop Ice Cream

November 11th, 2021


Mike Wells is a proud papa now! And he's already got some great stories from his first week of fatherhood. Also, student loans are out of control and …

Alien Tic-Tacs

November 4th, 2021


While Mike Wells is enjoying life as a new dad, please enjoy this special backlog episode all about...aliens!

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

The Golden Age of Comedy Movies

October 28th, 2021


The early 2000s were a real treasure trove of comedy movies, most of which involved Seth Rogen or Judd Apatow. Superbad, The 40 Year Old Virgin, …

Is "Alien" the New N-word?

October 21st, 2021


According to Demi Lovato, "alien" is a racist term. Go figure. Also, there's a new fan-made tribute to Robin Williams that has the world shook. Plus, the new Dave Chappelle special has people divided. 

This week, Mike …

Super Bowl Halftime Drama

October 7th, 2021


They've announced the halftime show for the next Super Bowl, and people seem to be rather upset. We're not mad about it, but for two totally different reasons. Also, sometimes great sex can come from the weirdest of …

MGK vs. Slipknot

September 30th, 2021


Rapper-turned-rocker Machine Gun Kelly may have made the biggest mistake of his career when he decided to take shots at heavy metal royalty Slipknot. …

Farewell to Norm Macdonald

September 16th, 2021


We bid farewell to a modern legend of comedy in Norm Macdonald. Did he drop hints about his secret cancer diagnosis? Plus, the first trailer for 'The Matrix Resurrections' is here. Also, Sony dropped two big video game …

Texas is the Worst

September 9th, 2021


Texas passed a new anti-abortion bill. And it's awful. So we're gonna rip into it. A lot. Also, Shea finally watched 'Inside' and he has some …


September 2nd, 2021


The Mikes are back from the first ever Home Grown Humor comedy house party. How did it go? And did Shea say he has a "girlfriend" or are we hearing things? And why aren't more people talking about Ted Lasso?

This week, …

The Great American Pastime

August 19th, 2021


Who are our favorite baseball players? Do the Yankees have a 9th Inning curse? Will Joey Votto ever get into the Hall of Fame?

This week, Mike & …

Booze vs. Weed

August 13th, 2021


Which is better: getting hammered or getting baked? Also, how did AMC's stock drop after showing record profits? And how funny is Sam Elliot on …

ScarJo v. Disney: Civil War

August 5th, 2021


Black Widow is taking on Mickey Mouse. Matt Damon has a potty mouth. Kevin Smith is the king of low brow humor.

This week, Mike & Mike talk …

Don't Be An A**hole

July 29th, 2021


What's a better word to describe the people who stormed the Capitol: insurrectionists or terrorists? Also, when did pornos start giving a damn about …

Online Dating Sux

July 22nd, 2021


Has online dating created a sense of entitlement when it comes to relationships? What does Jeff Bezos have to prove? Have you ever felt like you didn't get the recognition you deserved?

This week, Mike & Mike talk …

Reacting to Deadpool Reacting to Free Guy

July 15th, 2021


Wait...they're teasing Deadpool 3 already? What are our favorite Jim Carrey movies? And which celebrity's political stances shocked you?

This week, …

SNL Rejects

July 8th, 2021


Who are some famous actors that never made it on SNL? What did Dane Cook really contribute to comedy? Is Paul Rudd a vampire?

This week, Mike & …

Dark vs. Offensive

June 24th, 2021


When is something so funny that it's no longer offensive? And at a comedy club in Shea's old stomping grounds, a big fight broke out between the …

So Funny We Hate It

June 17th, 2021


Have you ever seen something so clever and creative that it makes you mad? Will the HOR make Juneteenth a federal holiday?* And why won't DC let …

Hedberg, Giraldo, & O'Neal

June 10th, 2021


Reflecting on the careers of Mitch Hedberg, Greg Giraldo, & Patrice O'Neal: three great comics that died far too young. How would their brand of …

Teaching A Class

June 2nd, 2021


In lieu of a traditional episode, we'd like to share with you a great moment from May. Shea was invited to speak to a class of high schoolers that …

The Most Drunk Ever

May 26th, 2021


Shea spent the weekend drinking Columbus dry with friends. Time for some crazy drinking stories! Did you know Shea goes camping with pirates every …

Blue Balls & Purple P*ssies (with Jesse Nutt)

May 19th, 2021


Special guest Jesse Nutt is in the studio! Dave Chappelle is charging HOW MUCH for tickets? What will come first when the pandemic is over: babies or divorces? And who the hell cheats on Halle Berry?

This week, Mike …

Dogecoins & Hedge Funds

May 12th, 2021


Shea has NO concept of how Dogecoin & cryptocurrency work, so Wells breaks it all down for him. Plus, Wells thinks the endgame is approaching for the hedge fund stock shorters.

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

The Ma'Kiah Bryant Incident

May 5th, 2021


Ma'Kiah Bryant was a teenage African-American girl who was shot and killed by police while responding to a call. The case has divided citizens due to …

Kyle Hates 'Star Wars'

April 28th, 2021


You read that right. Special guest Kyle Steele (The Movie Review Hour) hates Star Wars...with a passion. Plus why did it take so long for everyone to realize Joss Whedon is a jerk? 

This week, Mike & Mike (and Kyle) …

Chauvin is Guilty AF

April 21st, 2021


Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges. What does this mean for the case of Daunte Wright's killer? Is it possible to seperate the artist from their art?

Plus special guest Kyle Steele of THE MOVIE REVIEW …

Worst Super Villains

April 14th, 2021


Wells finally watched the #SnyderCut and he has some thoughts. Plus, who are the best & worst super villains? And are there people out there that are so revered that they can never be criticized?

This week, Mike …

Shots! Shots! Shots!

April 7th, 2021


Mike & Mike are taking shots...of the COVID-19 vaccine! But Wells hasn't seen 'Blade Runner' and that does NOT sit well with Shea. Plus, the …

Paranormal Activity

March 31st, 2021


Do you believe in g-g-g-g-ghosts? Should Leslie Jones do commentary for every movie? Are mass shootings back on the rise now that the COVID-19 …

Raunchy Cartoons, Part 1

March 24th, 2021


What's your favorite moment from Family Guy? What about South Park? Have you ever seen Big Mouth?

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • Their …

Remembering Chris Farley

March 17th, 2021


Chris Farley was a comedy legend. So many working today, Mike Shea included, attribute their entire careers to the work of Chris Farley. But the world of comedy isn't always pleasant. Just ask the players in the Late …

Electric Car Boogaloo

March 10th, 2021


Electric cars are on the rise, and Mike Wells REALLY wants a Tesla! But is it a DUI if you're drunk in a self-driving car? Plus, what's going on with Mike Shea's health? And who was Jack The Ripper?

This week, Mike …

Baseball's Coming Back

February 24th, 2021


Mike & Mike are big baseball fans, and teams are going to start letting fans attend in limited capacity. Will this send ticket prices skyrocketting? Just how much of a douche is Ted Cruz? Is the February blizzard …

Valentine's Day Special LIVE!

February 21st, 2021


Mike & Mike welcome a plethora of special guests to The Basement Lounge to celebrate the loneliest/most romantic day of the year!

Special guests:

Tom Brady is the GOAT

February 10th, 2021


The Super Bowl has come and gone, and once again, Tom Brady walks away with a victory. Is he finally the indisputable GOAT of the NFL? Why is Shia LaBeouf such a jerk? And how is The Bachelor still a thing?

This week, …

Ozark Makes Me Want To Launder Money

February 3rd, 2021


Who's the best comedic straight man? What're they gonna do about the Oscars for 2021? When is being "too sensitive" a good thing?

This week, Mike …

The First Time You Ever Saw a Boob

January 27th, 2021


Do you remember the first time your eyes fell upon a bare breast? What's the point of bachelor parties? Is it possible to over-prepare for a comedy …

Go Browns?

January 20th, 2021


On January 10th, the Cleveland Browns won their wild card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Did anyone see this coming? Also, why aren't more people buying houses? Do they really think it's still that hard?

This …

The Incident at the Capitol

January 13th, 2021


We're back from our holiday break, and what a world we've come back to.

Where were we when the Capitol was attacked? How do we feel about the future …

The Hardest Year to Write Jokes

December 16th, 2020


How has this year affected joke writing? How will Warner Bros. decision affect the film industry at large? Who was the best Joker?

This week, Mike …

Why a Dog Show on Thanksgiving?

December 10th, 2020


Why is a dog show part of Thanksgiving? Why does the poodle always win? How did John O'Hurley get mixed up in all this?

This week, Mike & Mike …

Comics Shouldn't Watch Comedy

December 2nd, 2020


Is it a bad idea for comics to watch comedy specials on Netflix? Was it okay for Dave Chappelle to ask Netflix to pull his show? What's the …

Interview with Steve Hofstetter

November 27th, 2020


On a very special episode, Mike Shea has a phone chat with comedian Steve Hofstetter as he travels cross-country for the holidays!

Mike & Steve …

You Can't Replace Alex Trebek

November 25th, 2020


What's next for Jeopardy now that Alex Trebek has left this world? How do you recover after the end of a marriage? Will they ever legalize marajuana …

Post-Election Thoughts & Emotions

November 18th, 2020


How do Mike & Mike feel about the current state of the election? Should we get rid of student debt? Have you ever had trouble sleeping?

This …

Among Us & Comedy Festival Nostalgia

November 10th, 2020


What the hell is Among Us? What's it like at a comedy festival? Will movie theaters survive the pandemic?

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • How …

Pre-Election Thoughts & Feelings

November 3rd, 2020


Who will win the popular vote? Who will win the electoral vote? Will we see a record high voter turnout?

This week Mike & Mike talk about:

  • The …

Mike & Mike in the New Studio - Episode #1 (Season 2)

October 14th, 2020


Sitting together for the first time in the new podcast studio, Mike Shea & Mike Wells sit down for a chat over pizza, discussing the issues of …

"I've Always Had Dreams for Something Bigger" with John Rocha - The Basement Lounge, Ep. #50

July 31st, 2020


We've reached our Season 1 finale! Fifty episodes in the can and we couldn't be more proud! And to cap off this amazing first season, we've brought …

So What's Next? with Mike Shea - The Basement Lounge: EP #49

July 24th, 2020


As the season finale looms, everyone's favorite host of The Basement Lounge is gonna sit down and have a drink with you, the listener, and talk about what to expect for Season 2!


Thanks to my Patrons …

"The Majority of Filmmaking is Putting Out Fires" with Steve Morris - The Basement Lounge: EP #48

July 17th, 2020


This week is a jam-packed double-sized episode with writer/director Steve Morris (The Assistants, Great White Shark: Beyond the Cage of Fear). We break explore his early beginnings as a 5th generation Californian, what …

"We Should've Stayed Closed" with Aimee James - The Basement Lounge: EP #47

July 10th, 2020


Local musician & piano teacher Aimee James is back with us! She first came on the show a year ago for our second episode, and now we're checking in to see what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what she's …

"I Put Out a Little Too Much Positivity" with Mike Shea - The Basement Lounge: EP #46

July 3rd, 2020


We're approaching the final episodes of Season 1, so it's time to let you guys know what to expect in the coming weeks. What's going on with Twitch, will there be a Season 2, and why is there no guest this week? Answers …

"This Is What I Have To Do" with Neil Griffin - The Basement Lounge: EP #45

June 26th, 2020


We've got the most positive person in all of Dayton comedy scene, comedian Neil Griffin! He's here to talk about his exciting journey into stand-up comedy, fatherhood, and being there to support as many people as …

"I've Been Told My Jokes Are Too Smart" with Greg Gray - The Basement Lounge: EP #44

June 19th, 2020


Greg Gray is a newcomer to the world of comedy and he's been having to learn the ropes in very non-conventional ways.

Check out our LIVE morning show "Brunch In the Basement" on Twitch, weekdays at 11am:

"He Has the Terrorist Birds" with Matt Stanley - The Basement Lounge: EP #43

June 12th, 2020


Matt Stanley is a comedian/magician who's performed on cruise ships & in comedy clubs, and if you're not careful, his birds will attack you on an …

"Regurgitating My Journal Entries" with Ben Howard - The Basement Lounge: EP# 42

May 29th, 2020


He's a comedian and a writer and he's got a lot to say. Ben Howard sits down via Zoom to talk about getting started in a coffee house, his brief stint in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown as "Dale The Dude", and what he'd get …

"We're a Country Full of Karens" with Don Smith - The Basement Lounge: EP# 40

May 15th, 2020


Don Smith calls in to chat about staying busy during a pandemic and why his supply of vodka hasn't quite been affected.

Check out our LIVE morning show "Brunch In the Basement" on Twitch, weekdays at 11am:

"Now We Have Murder Hornets" with Ray Jackson - The Basement Lounge: EP# 39

May 8th, 2020


Comedian Ray Jackson has some unique thoughts on the current state of the world.

Check out our LIVE morning show "Brunch In the Basement" on Twitch, weekdays at 11am:

Mike Interviews Mike - The Basement Lounge: EP#38

May 1st, 2020


Using our handy-dandy PodDecks, let's listen as Mike interviews his favorite person...himself!

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Mental Health During Quarantine with Jodi McDermitt - The Basement Lounge: EP: 37

April 17th, 2020


Our good friend Jodi McDermitt is back via phone to talk about coping with mental health issues during a pandemic quarantine.

Check out our LIVE morning show "Brunch In the Basement" on Twitch, weekdays at 11am:

Trapped in the Basement - The Basement Lounge: EP #36

April 10th, 2020


It's a whole new world since the last time we had a real chat, so grab a drink and join me for a conversation in The Basement Lounge.

Check out our …

Gratitude: My Mom, Melissa Shea - The Basement Lounge: EP #35

April 3rd, 2020


Throughout the month of March, I'm showing gratitude to everyone who's been supporting this show through Patreon & Anchor. 

This week, I'm shouting out the most important person in my mom, Melissa Shea.

Gratitude: Joey Craig - The Basement Lounge: EP #34

March 27th, 2020


Throughout the month of March, I'm showing gratitude to everyone who's been supporting this show through Patreon & Anchor. 

 This week, I'm shouting out Joey Craig, a long time friend and fearless individual.

Gratitude: Jodi McDermitt - The Basement Lounge: EP #33

March 20th, 2020


Throughout the month of March, I'm showing gratitude to everyone who's been supporting this show through Patreon & Anchor. 

 This week, I'm shouting out Jodi McDermitt, a local comedian and dear friend.

Check out …

Gratitude: Whitney Lattin - The Basement Lounge: EP #32

March 13th, 2020


Throughout the month of March, I'm showing gratitude to everyone who's been supporting this show through Patreon & Anchor. 

 This week, I'm …

Gratitude: Mike Wells - The Basement Lounge: EP# 31

March 6th, 2020


Throughout the month of March, I'm showing gratitude to everyone who's been supporting this show through Patreon & Anchor. 

 This week, I'm shouting out comedian Mike Wells - not just for his support, but for his …

Talking 'Star Wars' with Savannah Webb - EP #30

February 28th, 2020


Producer/Cosplayer Savannah Webb is back in the studio to talk about becoming a professional podcaster...and then we get really sweaty talking about 'Star Wars' and it's honestly pretty awesome.

Check out the video …

"I'm a Comedian Who Doesn't Wanna Talk About Comedy" with Dusty Harvey - EP #29

February 21st, 2020


Comedian Dusty Harvey is tired of talking about comedy. But don't worry, he has plenty more to talk about!

Check out the video version on YouTube!


Thanks to my Patrons:

Whitney Lattin

Jodi McDermitt

"Most Anticipated Films of 2020" with Don Owens - EP #27

February 7th, 2020


We're back from a nice long break with a brand new episode! And we're also welcoming back a guest from the old show, Don Owens of Red Dragon Radio …

"How The Show Is Changing For 2020" - EP #26

February 2nd, 2020


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, I'm telling …

"Cool S**t I'm Using!" - EP #25

January 24th, 2020


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, I'm telling …

My Favorite Famous Dead Person - EP #24

January 17th, 2020


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, I'm telling …

"Have You Met Mike?" - EP #23

January 10th, 2020


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, I'd like you …

"Top 3 Goals for 2020" - EP #22

January 6th, 2020


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, on the first …

What I Learned About Myself This Year - EP #21

December 27th, 2019


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, on the last …

Onward to 2020 with Travis Diffenderfer - EP #20

December 20th, 2019


It's the last interview of 2019 and producer extraordinaire Travis Diffenderfer is back on the show! We're looking to the future of 2020 and talking …

"I Don't Think I've Processed This Entire Year" with Elyse Coulter - EP #19

December 13th, 2019


News anchor Elyse Coulter from Dayton 24/7 Now stopped by the studio to talk about her early beginnings as a student at Ohio State University, the …

"You Know In Your Gut That Something's Over" with Michele Traina - EP #18

December 6th, 2019


My friend Michele Traina, actress/comedian and host of the Divorce Diaries show, calls in to talk about big changes in her career, the divorce that created the show, and how children's' theater has helped shape her life.

"I Put Cheez-Its In Eggnog" with Brandon Berry - EP #17

November 29th, 2019


It's always a fun time with musician Brandon Berry. He's back in the studio, his band The Paint Splats just released a new album, and he's gonna …

"Crickets On Your D**k" with Hailey Rose - EP #16

November 22nd, 2019


Former YouTube ASMRtist Hailey Rose is our guest this week, and her story is one for the ages. Marriage & immigration, auctioning off her YouTube channel, and battling mental throws a lot of curve …

"Just Be There to Clap" with Heidi Gentis - EP #15

November 15th, 2019


Dayton native Heidi Gentis is a photographer & model whose involvement in the community knows no bounds!

Nominate me & this show for "Best …

"Mike's Favorite Podcasts" - EP #14

November 8th, 2019


Trying something new for this week's show, Mike shares his favorite podcasts over a cold drink with his favorite, the listeners!

Thanks …

"You're Not Not Normal" with Kyle Steele - EP #13

November 1st, 2019


Kyle Steele, host of "The Movie Review Hour" podcast, stops by to talk about movies, real estate sales, and opens up about how military service helped him confront his own demons.

Thanks to my Patrons:

Whitney Lattin

"I'm Finally Unbanned On Facebook" with Mike Wells - EP #12

October 25th, 2019


Mike Wells is a brash one-liner comedian from Dayton who's enjoyed some viral fame this year thanks to his Twitter-based joke writing method. But how …

"It's Just You and a Bag" with Catherine Duncan - EP #11

October 18th, 2019


Up-and-coming actress Catherine Duncan is the lead in a serialized zombie podcast, took a master class with Enver Gjokaj, and has quite a unique hobby that helps keep the haters at bay.

Thanks to my Patrons:

Whitney …

"If Something Happens, It Happens" with Terry Martin - EP #10

October 11th, 2019


This week, Terry "IzzyRock" Martin, host of 'The Gem City Podcast' stops by The Basement Lounge to talk about his love for music and how he refuses to let fear run his life!

Thanks to my Patrons:

Whitney Lattin

Jodi …

"Food Is The Hardest Thing In The World To Change" with Betsy Cox - EP #9

October 4th, 2019


Betsy Cox is a Louisiana girl that moved out west and became a comedian...and a vegan.

Thanks to my Patrons:

Whitney Lattin

Jodi McDermitt

Melissa Shea

Support the show on Patreon:

"I've Mastered the Art of Killing My Darlings" with Travis Diffenderfer - EP #8

September 27th, 2019


Travis Diffenderfer, showrunner for the podcast 'Dead Sirius', stops by to relish in the newfound success of his show.

Thanks to my Patrons:

Whitney Lattin

Melissa Shea

Support the show on Patreon:

"I Have Had the Same Plan Since I Started" with Jon Morris - EP #7

September 20th, 2019


Dayton stand-up comic Jon Morris knows exactly what he wants from his career.


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~The Basement Lounge

~Throw One Back

~Monthly Movie …

"I Memorized 'The Lion King' When I Was 12" with Arthur Romeo - EP #6

September 13th, 2019


Voice actor & artist Arthur Romeo calls in to talk about his love for voices, his new children's book, and how Hollywood is so much more under …

“How Did You Find My Bladder In My Pulse?” with Lady Sarah - EP #5

September 6th, 2019


On this week's episode of THE BASEMENT LOUNGE, model/entrepreneur Lady Sarah talks about her new makeup line, modeling with an octopus, and the spiritual side of going to the chiropractor.


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“I’ve Worn a Lot of Different Hats In My Life” with Jane Sullebarger- EP #4

August 30th, 2019


This week’s guest is comedian/fashionista Jane Sullebarger who’s got a secret desire to have Mary Berry as her grandmother.


Check …

"Things About a Vasectomy" with Don Smith - EP #3

August 23rd, 2019


Don Smith, actor/comedian/club owner, sits down uncomfortably and opens up about marriage troubles, business troubles, and...ball troubles.


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"Get You a Gravity Blanket" with Aimee James - EP #2

August 16th, 2019


On this week's episode of 'The Basement Lounge' musician Aimee James talks about living in a haunted house, using music to overcome tragedy, and how her divorce was the happiest day of her life.



"Comedy is Free Therapy" with Jodi McDermitt - EP #1

August 5th, 2019


On the debut episode of 'The Basement Lounge' we welcome comedian Jodi McDermitt to talk about her budding career in stand-up comedy and how it's helping her start the next chapter of her life.


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#DaytonStrong - Coming to Terms with Tragedy

August 15th, 2019


It’s now been almost 2 weeks since a mass shooter invoked his will onto my hometown of Dayton, OH. And it’s given me a lot to process.


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We're Thursdays!

June 9th, 2021


We're moving the show to Thursdays going forward. Here's a quick update as to why!

Interview with Susan Bratton | The VIP Table #8

October 29th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers.  

This month's guest is Susan Bratton, a sex therapist and self-proclaimed "champion and advocate for all who …

Interview with BRIMSTONE | The VIP Table #7

September 24th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers. 

This month's guest is Brimstone, a man with a wide-ranging resume of talent and experience in acting, …

Interview with Jordan Boucher | The VIP Table #6

August 28th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers. 

This month's guest is Jordan Boucher, a nutritionist that specializes in how cannabis can affect appetite and …

Interview with Emily McGill | The VIP Table #5

July 30th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers. 

This month's guest is Emily McGill, a tarot reader with a background in broadway, and she's here to give Mike …

Interview with Breana Gabriel | The VIP Table #4

June 18th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers. 

This month's guest is Breana Gabriel, a life coach and aspiring podcaster. Breana tells us about her love for …

Interview with Travis Brown | The VIP Table #3

May 28th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers. 

Today's guest is Travis Brown, the mastermind behind Pod Decks. Travis is a podcaster and entrepreneur who's …

Interview with Michele Traina | The VIP Table #2

April 30th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers.

Today's guest is Michele Traina, a comedian from New York. Michele is the host & showrunner of the touring …

Interview with Adam Aaro | The VIP Table #1

March 26th, 2021


Welcome to The VIP Table! A special private seating with special guests that's driven by you, the viewers.

Today's guest is Adam Aaro, a news anchor from Dayton, OH. Adam tells us how he first got into broadcasting, how …

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