Season 8, Episode 1: There's a Lot to Be Said for Money!

They say that money can't buy happiness, but as Men in Charge is slung forcefully into its eighth season, Tony and Kevin beg to disagree. Let's face it--money solves a lot of problems, from making the mechanical horse in front of your local supermarket move to bribing heads of state. In today's episode, we peek in on the exploits of Hamann and his dad Herder as they consider the possibilities of "Anacondas for Rent or Lease!" Then it's a long-awaited return to room 221B of the Lower Heights

Season 7, Episode 26: Make it Look Like an Accident

This episode overwhelms the Listener with "Heaving Bosoms"—the lusty metafictional saga continues with parts 3, 4, and 5, and you can't get more bosomy than that. The jinks will be high ones. But there's more. We hear the first time from "Nadia Verminskova," a cockroach/spy who slipped into the White House in a bucket of fried chicken and therefore knows Precisely What Is Going On. Then, in a new and handsomely dramatized public service announcement, "The Less You Ignore," a professional Finn

S7E25 Lunch for Dogs

Whilst pondering the various ways that dogs get their lunch while we're at work, the studio is invaded by writers and cast members Ann Porter and Nancy Roth, who demand equal treatment for their interests, no matter how narrow. Sketch-wise, we return to the wintry moor of "Heaving Bosoms" for its second episode, to find Elspeth Eveready delivered into the hands of a Crone. Then it's "Gardening with Melania," for all of you who wonder where the President of the New America gets all that junk food

Season 7, Episode 24: The Perfect Catheter

Answering calls from the medical industry, Tony and Kevin discuss the ins and outs of catheters, finally managing to squeeze in a few remarks about what would constitute the "perfect" catheter—the one that comes naturally with the body. Then, it's on to the first of a multi-part Gothic Romance series, "Heaving Bosoms." The heroine, Elspeth Eveready, fights a two-sided campaign—pursuing true love with Lord Grantley Ridgely and quarreling with the writer about her tardiness in taking her to a

Season 7, Episode 24: The Perfect Catheter

Answering calls from the medical industry, Tony and Kevin discuss the ins and outs of catheters, finally managing to squeeze in a few remarks about what would constitute the "perfect" catheter—the one that comes naturally with the body. Then, it's on to the first of a multi-part Gothic Romance series, "Heaving Bosoms." The heroine, Elspeth Eveready, fights a two-sided campaign—pursuing true love with Lord Grantley Ridgely and quarreling with the writer about her tardiness in taking her to a

Season 7, Episode 23: We Can Always Fall Back on Poverty

Since Tony and Kevin quit their day jobs to put all their effort into Season 7 of "Men in Charge," they've been forced to do today's show from the Lower Heights Colosseum, right after Monster Truck Mayhem and just before this year's "Lower Heights Has Talent?" competition. As usual, Evangeline has the pre-opened snacks and warm cans of Sprite (TM), and random members of the audience are interviewed.

Chronicles of the Schmalkaldic League 1&2: Omnibus Edition

It's unadulterated adventure with just a touch of in-and-out-going-cow-summoner in this nail-biting adventure of the Schmalkaldic League, which combines our Season 7 Episodes 20 and 22 into an omnibus edition! Enjoy with a big flagon of sheep's milk!

Season 7, Episode 22: Chronicles of the Schmalkaldic League 2

The stunning and only partly incomprehensible conclusion to "Artificial Habsburgs"! The Habsburg-punk Schmalkaldic League, who are spies, inventors and scapegraces of an alternative Protestant Reformation face Count Rudolf, Gaylord the Dalmatian Pinscher, and Emperor Charles V's chief Moral Enforcer, Count Crimsyn. Will the Rostock Occult-Eels save our heroes? Or--if worse comes to worse--will they be forced into ballroom dancing?

Season 7, Episode 21: Underneath the Wheel

Kevin and Tony are very much underneath the wheel in this episode, which was almost all written by "Ann Porter," artist from "Sandpoint." Our so-called "Men" in "Charge" feel very much thrust aside and urge the Listener to at least feign sympathy. The first segment, "Contemporary Naming Practice," is a hard-hitting piece of Lower Heights journalism, featuring an Onomastic professor who wants contemporary names to reflect our jobs, the way Cooper, Smith, and Zimmerman used to. But why are there

Season 7, Episode 20: Chronicles of the Schmalkaldic League 1

It takes a full episode to tell the adventures of the Habsburg-punk Schmalkaldic League, a fifteenth century coterie of spies, inventors and scapegraces. Today's episode is "Artifical Habsburgs!" and is alternately hilarious, chilling and imaginative. Will the League discover the secrets of Count Rudolf and the Dortmundstadt Fabrikwerke? Or will Gaylord the Dalmatian pinscher have them for breakfast? Tune in and find out!

Season 7, Episode 19: The All-Ann Episode

Who is the mysterious "Ann" of the episode title, and why has she taken an entire episode for herself? Well, only Tony and Kevin's various failures can say, which they do and will. In any case, "Ann Porter," an artist (from "Sandpoint," "Idaho" (not real places, we understand)) all by herself drives long, scriptish knives into the chilly heart of Vichy America. First up is a word from "Javanka," a pale, off-white coffee from Ivanka and Jared Trump. Next is "Bad Advice" columnist Lydia Loveless,

Season 7, Episode 18: Rocket to the Future! Part One, chapter 6

Hopefully the listener has recovered from the devastating effect of not one, but two clip shows in a row detailing the adventures of the crew of the Vanguard, an Earth Space Force Rocket, in the space-age future year of 1992. Crazed galactic encyclopedia salesmen, Rocketmen from Planet B, venereal time warps, and even six month performance reviews have not been enough to staunch the valiant Vanguard crew. But now they're meeting up with the crew of the rocket Knausgaard, and each crew member has

Season 7, Episode 17: Not Another "Clip Show" Clip Show

Years ago, "Men in Charge" invited you into the space age future of 1991 with the legendary "Rocket to the Future," Part One. Tony and Kevin recap episodes 3 through 5 of this madcap space opera in preparation for a new adventure airing as Episode 18 of this season.

Season 7, Episode 16: The "Clip Show" Clip Show

Years ago, "Men in Charge" invited you into the space age future of 1991 with the legendary "Rocket to the Future," Part One. Tony and Kevin recap episodes 1 through 3 of this madcap space opera in preparation for a new adventure airing as Episode 18 of this season.

Season 7, Episode 15: Kid Gupta!

Kid Gupta, the itinerant Hindu god of the seventeenth rank who was the central antagonist of Men in Charge's famous and brilliant fourth season, returns to plague Tony and Kevin.

Season 7, Episode 14: Eaux de Hose

Though a lot of competing shows wanted "Eaux de Hose" as an episode, it fell to Men in Charge to craft an episode around it. "Eaux," which in French means "eaux," is what flows through hoses, and Tony and Kevin begin the show with stories about they had to drink from hoses and lead pipes when they were younger. Then it's off to another adventure with presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner: exploring his man cave with German film documentarian Greta von Volkenstein-Gomez, who taunts him about his

Season 7, Episode 13: My First Cult

Have you fond memories of your first cult? Was it Scientology? Libertarianism? Or perhaps a slavish devotion to the forces of Big Library? Kevin and Tony reminiscence about wearing hair shirts and being given pamphlets during particularly drunken Earth Day celebrations. They invite you to share your own First Cult story on your blog (which they'll never read). After the hosts get "de-programmed," it's time for "Wiltshire Girl's Academy for the Privileged," in which Deborah recalls her salad days

Season 7, Episode 12: All Women are Now On Report

Listener, you'll be as incensed as Kevin and Tony were to learn that the opening of the show was taken over by the cruel banter of Liz and Neesha. These young women used their special "star" status as cast members to deride and abuse Tony and Kevin for their weaknesses in personality and mind. If our Men in Charge weren't so easily intimidated, they'd strike back in some way, maybe. Anyway, after running our boys through a gauntlet of ridicule, Neesha and Liz at last discuss today's segments.

Season 7, Episode 11: Our Sons are Jackals

Tony and Kevin explain, laboriously, that while their sons—everyone's sons—are indeed jackals, they make the valid point that in the new, Vichy America, being scavengers is the best way survive after the predator 1%-ers have had their way with the nation's resources. Then, for the episode's first adventure, Emily Wellingtonford, Canadian Mine Owner and Usurer, engages in treacherous negotiations with American tariff hounds, while her assistant, the elderly Miss Wepford, hauls a steamer trunk a

Season 7, Episode 10: It's Simple the Way We Explain It!

Kevin and Tony start the show by deriding—out of necessity—the Listener for not understanding Men in Charge because, as they say, "it's simple the way we explain it." So then what's the problem? For the first segment, which our hosts explain, simply, we have "The Man's Guide to Ethnic Restaurants," those little United Nations buildings, with food. How should you conduct yourself at, say, a Mexican restaurant? Let a man explain. Next, a new sponsor, "Big Smoky and Dr. Bean's Men's Lingerie." They