Story Guys is a fake storytelling game show where the points are fake but the stories are real. Brian and Murdock battle each episode to dig up the best story they know on a variety of topics and celebrate all things good in the art of story craft.
The guys reunite in person for the first time since early 2020 to talk about pandemic/lockdown experiences.
Brian and Murdock welcome fellow podcaster Charles Wilkerson (Hypertheticals) to go head-to-head with one of the guys in tales of musical youth and mayhem. Check out Charles on his new show on the Story Guys Network - Hypertheticals!
Brian and Murdock discuss the tunes that got them through one of the weirdest years on record. Hear the collected short playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3OrHb4urM77yacWgD8Uxir Hear Murdock's 6 hour playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/51JmRWAQlMrdeu7rC7rahu
Brian revisits the pregnancy cravings of his wife and Murdock relives the glory of his college days being the guy who had what everyone wanted (spoiler: it's not what you think...); PLUS: the guys talk comfort TV and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Murdock unveils some childhood trauma from a DC gas station (and possibly the greatest retort of all time); Just in time for the spooky season, the dudes duel it out with tales of the dead!
The guys get goofy with stories concerning sneaking things into a movie theater. PLUS - a listener calls in with a rock n roll story of his own. And Brian gives out a FREE DRINK RECIPE!
Murdock and Brian both push towards the paranormal in a set of more vulnerable tales about hopes, dreams and UFOs. Plus - lots of movie talk and Brian gets outsmarted by his children.
Murdock confesses his asthmatic past - and present - and why Drew Barrymore is always on his mind. Brian explains why he gets a little weird every time that one REO Speedwagon song comes on.
Quarantine be darned! Brian boots up the laptop and digitally goes head to head in a story battle with the co-founder and Chief Prank Officer of PersonalizedPranks.com, Todd Krise. (Spoiler: Don't go head-to-head in a story battle about pranks with a guy who has built a business around pranking people.)
The guys talk about the music that served as soundtrack for early romance for each of them; PLUS - Brian's wife has strange visitor and Murdock misses that soft bread in Story of the Week!
Murdock's sickly childhood re-emerges as a topic and Brian reveals that a family member just might be a Patient Zero. PLUS - Story of the Week has Brian railing against the best-selling novel The Silent Patient.