In this timely episode, Susan Gabeau (Kushner) talks about being a nurse at the epicenter of the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak, New York City. In addition, she tells her story of surviving sexual assault as a child and finding a home in New York. In a total contrast, Steve whines about how tired he is from sitting around all day. Mike and Steve discuss the strange phenomenon of upmanaging.
Shannon Burtrand-Roupe is this episode’s guest, and she tells how Christianity became an important part of her life and how she ended up in Arizona. Shannon is inexplicably the second guest on the show to have entered the profession of pharmaceutical sales through unlikely circumstances. Mike and Steve take a break from their usual idiocy to talk about mortality.
Tim Smith joins Mike and Steve to talk about living in Canada, losing his brother to cancer, and he manages to bail Steve out in the Make This Sound With Your Mouth Only game. Mike and Steve reminisce about some teachers.
Mike and Steve agonize over the correct pronunciation of “crayon” before bringing in guest Catherine (Amie) Tosenberger for a wide ranging discussion about theatre types, self-reliance, marrying classmate, Tim Smith, and. . .lots of stuff.
Joe Sorboro is this episode’s guest, and he talks about meeting his wife, the challenges of raising a child with autism, and reveals why he has worn short shorts all this time. Mike and Steve make two bombshell announcements.
Heather Lyell Shaw tells Mike and Steve about having a heart attack at age 19, describes the current state of Cuyahoga Falls High School, and reminisces about the late lamented Schnee and Sill schools. Mike and Steve drink the world’s rarest and best beer and become intoxicated.
Captain Aaron Haas joins Mike and Steve and talks about his unlikely journey from military service to pharmaceutical sales. Topics include being on active duty on 9/11 and Aaron’s dominance in a bizarre game involving a lighter and pain.
Tracey Marzich (Dukarich) joins Mike and Steve to talk about her dogged quest for marching band membership, living well with cancer, and a disastrous piano recital. Mike and Steve talk about raking leaves and relay a very important public service announcement.
Classmate Josh Baer joins Mike and Steve for episode 1 of the Mike and Steve podcast. Josh talks about having pugs, losing family members, and dreaming about his childhood house. Mike and Steve introduce the podcast and discuss firm handshakes.