The Frightened Ear Podcast | #100-B | Matt Fernandez and Law Smith

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #100-B | Matt Fernandez and Law Smith

Matt Fernandez is a comedian and writer best known for his tweets and twisted sense of humor.  Law Smith is a comedian, new father and founder of TocoWorks Consulting in Ybor City.  Both Cigar City Comedy standouts, they joined Jander and David to discuss Fedor's return, Rousey's retirement, and speculation on the probability of a Mayweather/McGregor super bout.

Hosted by David Weingarten and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #100[A] | Jeremy "Pretty Boy" Davis and Kyle Ruse

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #100[A] | Jeremy "Pretty Boy" Davis and Kyle Ruse

Pro MMA fighter Jeremy "Pretty Boy" Davis returns to the podcast studio with his new nickname along with stand-up comedian and tattoo artist Kyle Ruse.  We talk about Jeremy's recovery from a broken hand, change of camps and next steps in his career.  Kyle is the star of a new web series "Ex Marks the Spot" and its early success.  Topics of discussion also include the fall of Ronda Rousey, rise of Ohio boy Cody Garbrandt, and what it takes to win a New Year's Polar Plunge contest.  Great episode!

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #99 | Victoria Yepes-Brown and Kevin Taylor

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #99 | Victoria Yepes-Brown and Kevin Taylor

One of Tampa's favorite comedy couples, Victoria Yepes-Brown and Kevin Taylor stopped by the podcast studio to discuss Kevin's Florida's Funniest Comedian competition experience, comedy jazzercise, Cleveland's so-called football team, and female MMA fighters with a fondness for PEDs.

Hosted by David Weingarten and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #98 | Ryan Steiner

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #98 | Ryan Steiner

1st Lieutenant Ryan Steiner stops by podcast studio 3.1 to talk about his hiatus from comedy to serve our country, UFC 205 and the future of Conor McGregor, Khabib's bear-wrestling skills, and the disastrous political state of America.

Hosted by David Weingarten and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #97 | Justin Cupo and Josh Santos

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #97 | Justin Cupo and Josh Santos

Tampa comedy standouts Justin Cupo and Josh Santos drop by one of the new podcast studios to talk about the World Series in Cleveland, independent films, UFC 205, and the return of Ronda Rousey to the octagon.

Hosted by David Weingarten and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #96 | Dwayne Duke and Devin Alexander

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #96 | Dwayne Duke and Devin Alexander

David (@davidbfunny) and Jander (@jandergray) relocate to a new studio to record this episode.  Comedian and Ohio native Dwayne Duke (@lifesaparty) joins the podcast with fellow comic Devin Alexander (@devinapickett) to discuss big upcoming UFC events, middle-eastern power lifters, Cleveland sports, comedy competitions and horrible politics.

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #95 | Zac Townsend (Hungover Achiever)

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #95 | Zac Townsend (Hungover Achiever)

Jander returns with new guest and Tampa comedian Zac Townsend (thehungoverachiever.com) for the last podcast before moving studios.  We discuss the Rob Lowe roast and the awfulness that is Ann Coulter.  We also take a look at the upcoming UFC 203 in Cleveland and the MMA debut of wrestling icon CM Punk. 

Hosted by David Weingarten and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #94 | Patrick McInnis and Jillian Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #94 | Patrick McInnis and Jillian Weingarten

Improviser extraordinaire Patrick McInnis rejoins the podcast to talk about his improv troupes (The Third Thought and Troupe X) and their recent successes, transcendental meditation, the UFC 202 aftermath, cannabis in MMA, and the art of bottle throwing in sports.  The former Beyonce (Jillian Weingarten) joins in Jander's absence.  Great episode!

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #93 | Rio Paris

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #93 | Rio Paris

One of the Tampa comedy scene's rising stars, Rio Paris joins the podcast to discuss his love for tie dye, shady political tactics, crazy biker bar audiences, and women's MMA standouts.  We also take a look at shady political maneuvers, and US Olympic dominance.  Jander weighs in on past and future high school reunions and why they usually fall short of expectations.

Hosted by David Weingarten and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #92 | Tome Wise and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #92 | Tome Wise and Jander Gray

Comedian/inventor Tom Wise returns to the podcast to talk about his new invention that hits the market this weekend.  Jander Gray is officially made co-host of the podcast, and we discuss MMA doping, Pokemon Go, cracked skulls, and BlackBerry's feeble attempt to regain market share.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #91 | Jared Waters, Jander Gray, Tomas Kobakof

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #91 | Jared Waters, Jander Gray, Tomas Kobakof

The podcast studio was filled with testosterone as Jared WatersJander Gray, and Tomas Kobakof all stopped by.  Jared is moving to NY, Jander is moving up the ranks in Tampa's comedy scene, and Tomas recently moved into a new house.  We survived a power outage and kept rolling.  Topics of discussion include UFC 200, Jon Jones, and the influence of professional wrestling on MMA and other sports.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #90 | Jander Gray and Elijah Henry

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #90 | Jander Gray and Elijah Henry

Stay-at-home super dad Jander Gray (@jandergray) returns with comedy youngster Elijah Henry. We take a look at the Cleveland celebration hoopla, new MMA weight cut restrictions, the return of GSP, and where the hell is Ronda Rousey?

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #89 | Jonas and Giovanni

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #89 | Jonas and Giovanni

The podcast studio was rich with cultural diversity as comics Jonas Presendieu (Haiti) and Giovanni Sabaja (Costa Rica) dropped in. We evaluate the bumpy career of Melvin Guillard and compare him to other prominent blonde, black athletes/entertainers in history. We also take a look at the new Showtime series "Billions" and specifically Maggie Siff.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #88 | John Jacobs and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #88 | John Jacobs and Jander Gray

Reality TV star and Tampa comedian John Jacobs aka "JJ" returns with comedy dad Jander Gray to applaud Cleveland's championship by way of UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic. We also discuss JJ's headlining debut at Tampa Improv and why it doesn't pay to win a fight in baseball.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #87 | Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #87 | Jander Gray

Fellow old man comic and combat sports enthusiast Jander Gray returns to the podcast to talk about Jon Jones' return to the UFC, the upcoming election, and the struggle associated with being old, but still new at standup comedy.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #86 | Kelsey Blanks and Jillian Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #86 | Kelsey Blanks and Jillian Weingarten

Friends and coworkers Kelsey Blanks and podcast wifey Jillian Weingarten brought their bottle of white wine into the studio to talk about Conor McGregor's "retirement", Michael Chiesa's amazing bowel control, and how the Madden curse has made its way to combat sports.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #85 | Mark Nodeen, Abby Weingarten and Jillian Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #85 | Mark Nodeen, Abby Weingarten and Jillian Weingarten

Brother-in-law, musician, artist and entrepreneur Mark Nodeen (Washed Up Hacks390 Design) joined the podcast with sister Abby Weingarten and new wife Jillian Weingarten.  We talk about professional wrestling and other fake sports, look at the coaches for the upcoming new season of The Ultimate Fighter, and reminisce about growing up with a NASA-grade satellite dish and no parental controls.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #84 | Tomas Kobakof and Jander Gray

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #84 | Tomas Kobakof and Jander Gray

Tomas Kobakof returns to the podcast with comedian Jander Gray to discuss the recent events surrounding Jon Jones, Cyborg's debut in the UFC, and the impact Cigar City comedian and MTV reality bad boy has had on the Tampa comedy scene.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #83 | Michael Murillo and Jillian Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #83 | Michael Murillo and Jillian Weingarten

Freelance journalist and stand-up comedian Michael Murillo returns to the podcast with newly upgraded Jillian Weingarten.  We discuss the World Series of Fighting's only asset, Mortal Kombat's new drunken slob of a character, and Cleveland's big shot at winning a championship at UFC 198.

Hosted by David Weingarten

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #82 | Jander Gray and Jillian Murphy

The Frightened Ear Podcast | #82 | Jander Gray and Jillian Murphy

Fellow old guy comedian and UFC geek Jander Gray sits down with the Beyonce and I to discuss the upcoming destination wedding, my increasingly disturbing man crush on Ryan Reynolds, and talk show hosts that deserve a vicious beating.

Hosted by David Weingarten