Join Mike in the studio late at night on his very special 205th episode, as he remembers when American Idol Ruben Studdard once put Birmingham, AL -- and its area code, 205 -- on the map.
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Show Notes: I have no idea what pain is; kids of the 80s/90s are spoiled and must search desperately for things to get mad about; "Schitt$ Creek" show; Chris Elliot; Zippo lighters; Music Break 1*; Elvira: Mistress of the Dark; playing "Jeopardy" with Alexa; area code 205; Ruben Studdard; cynical society; Video Street Video Store**; do teenagers work anymore?; Birmingham has the last skyscraper mooring mast for dirigibles in the world; Governor Robert Bentley is NOT resigning amid scandal after all; Music Break 2*; nobody on HBO watches HBO; "Big Little Lies"; my Top 5 favorite movies.
**Video Street Video Store: Wendy's Training Video -- "Grill Skillz", (1989).
Backing music for tonight's episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.