The Donut Show Ep. 015: The Life and Times of Jesse Ventura and Our Biggest Pet Peeves


Episode 015 of The Donut Show is an absolute treat. We have finally landed a guest that we’ve been trying to get on the show since its inception. So, we are honored to welcome podcaster, film critic and actor — the Irishman — KARL HUDDLESTON of Movie Podcast Weekly.

The Donut Show is a weekly podcast hosted by Jason Pyles, Keith Stein and Willis Wheeler. You can subscribe to our podcast FREE in iTunes, and please leave us a review while you’re there! Thanks for listening.

SHOW NOTES for Episode 015:

1. Welcome | Intro
— Welcome actor Karl Huddleston
— A sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
— Are stores bringing out Christmas decorations too early?
— Reflecting on Movie Podcast Weekly

2. Donut Mini Reviews

3. Trendy Talk and News
— The Life and Times of Jesse Ventura
— Politics, politicians, Rob Ford and Marion Barry
— Our Biggest Pet Peeves
— Karl on Reality TV
— Keith on snob movie reviewers
— Jason’s pet peeves

4. The Men’s Department
— Keith: Are you becoming “softies”?

5. Willis’s World
— Willis asks which movie sequels were better than the franchise primary film

6. TV, Rock Gods and Whatever Happened to…
— Karl story from working for a TV station
— TV anchors
— Keith: Remembering more ’90s bands
— Karl on Almost Human, The Blacklist

7. Considering the Cinema with Jason Pyles
– Brief Box Office Recap
— In Theaters: All Is Lost (2013)
— New on DVD: 2 Guns (2013)
— Oddity: I Think We’re Alone Now
— Keith on Gravity (2013)

8. Natalie’s Book Corner
Natalie recommends the biography: “Joan of Arc” by Mark Twain

9. Are You Getting Fat?
— Keith asks Karl about his fitness

10. Word of the Day | Trivia
Word of the Day: Jason
Trivia: Willis

11. Donut Time

12. Closing

We’d like to thank the sponsor of our show — Bee Potion. And we’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.


Karl recommends: The Jennifer Lawrence Quote Book

Jason recommends: Jesse Ventura on Howard Stern (Not suitable for listening at work)

We highly recommend Eclectic Audio – a podcast review site!

Check out our friend Matt Warren’s What Do You Know? app

Keith’s plugs:
Keith on Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Willis’s plugs:
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror movie podcast — with special guest wrestling legend AL SNOW!
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Jason’s usual plugs:
The Dave Eaton Element
Jason’s band’s music video: Brief Relief
Jason’s BIG Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly — listen to Episode 050!
Jason’s little Movie Podcast: Movie Stream Cast
Especially for HORROR MOVIE FANS: Horror Movie

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4 thoughts on “The Donut Show Ep. 015: The Life and Times of Jesse Ventura and Our Biggest Pet Peeves

  1. Jason did you really just say that Hershey’s > Godiva? Godiva is not the greatest chocolate, but its a huge cut above Hershey. I cant understand giving Hershey’s chocolate (or Hershey syrup) 3/3 donuts.

    Also regarding your pet peeve of “backcutting” My pet peeve is people who try and merge with traffic but do not try and get up to the speed of the traffic. I have occasionally went around someone on the freeway that is going too slow to safely merge. Trying to merge with 75mph traffic while moving 40mph is more dangerous.

  2. Hi Chad,
    Yeah, I will always love Hershey’s milk chocolate — especially the syrup. I can’t understand all the snobbery that I hear when I admit that to people. : ) ha ha That company has been going strong since 1894, so it must be pretty good! I didn’t even know how to pronounce “Godiva.”

    I agree 100% with the scenario you’ve described with merging. But I was speaking of the situations (like one where Route 2 in Wheeling, West Virginia, exits up a ramp to merge with oncoming traffic from I-70 Westbound. About 98% of the time, you must come to a complete stop and watch and wait for an opening. So, it’s this scenario where there’s clearly a single file line to enter traffic where I get upset when people “back cut.” But yes, I completely agree with what you’ve described.

    Thanks for listening and for writing!

    1. Godiva has been around since 1926, so I guess Hershey has them beat on that. Hershey was ok when I was a kid, but now I find it overly waxy and chalky. I figure if I’m going to splurge and eat chocolate, I’ll make sure its decent quality. As far as easily accessible chocolate from the grocery store, I prefer the Lindt chocolate. In particular the dark chocolate with sea salt is really good.

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