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The Bitterest Pill

Summary: “Actor and comedian Dan Klass whines hilariously about his day-to-day life as a stay-at-home-dad in Los Angeles. His wife works and he’s supposed to be an actor but spends all his time doing laundry instead of going to auditions. Always funny, poignant and well observed, it’s an off-the-cuff improvisation about the joys of being a father and husband. And don’t just listen to one, take two and call us in the morning…it’s a show that grows on you, so ask for a repeat prescription.” - Radio Times Magazine “

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 #377: What’s a Middle-Aged White Man to Do? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:41

I drove to Arizona with my eyes closed and slept with my eyes open…

 #376: Somethin’s (Almost) Bruin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:16

  I went to a football game. Well, two. I think. Jimmy drove us. I “talked” sports and drank a third of a beer. The song at the end of the episode is Autumn Leaves by Jimmy the Limo Driver, aka Big Time Small.

 #375: We’ll Have Time (Right?) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:37

  I go to a wedding, I go to Michigan and I go back in time. It’s good to be back…

 #374: All That Jazz… (aka “Butterscotch” or “Lima Bean?”) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:24

I talk about my need for a new coding system, so I know when a woman is interested in me and when she is just being polite. “What’s Your ’17?'” “Butterscotch?” “Lima bean?” My daughter’s school did a production of “Chicago.” Should high school students really be doing Fosse? The Northbound Season 3 Kickstarter Campaign

 #373: Bumbling, As Usual | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:50

I was trying to network…

 #372: The Fix Is In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:11

All I wanted was to get some frozen yogurt on a Saturday night, and maybe get my daughter’s phone fixed.

 #371: The Wrong Waze Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:25

No, we did not pay $400 to fly a keyboard to my parents’ house and back. But we almost did. We went to Arizona on Christmas Day and our daughter wished for snow. Silly girl…  

 #370: A Fairly Special Bitterest Pill (2018) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:38

This is sort of a reprise of Hudson’s first appearance on the podcast way back in 2004. In this episode, like back then, we talk Christmas music, except now his voice is much deeper (and apparently so is mine). Here’s a Spotify playlist of most of the songs we played. Baby, It’s Cold Outside and Chance the Rapper’s Tragedy are available at SoundCloud. Hudson’s (Corwin) album Amber is available everywhere you find music. (Spotify) Get 14 days FREE, no obligation

 #369: Mayday, Mayday! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:23

We discuss my work on a new sports podcast (no, that is not a typo), sexy old ladies and getting punched in the face… The sports podcast is Somethin’s Bruin, part of the Bleav Network. THE BITTEREST PILL is now proudly hosted on SimpleCast. Get 14 days FREE, no obligation.

 PILLBOX #242: The Bully Brigade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:41

(April 2011) My daughter got slapped in the face at school by one of her friends.  Then, the next day, a couple of boys tried to test her karate skills by punching and kicking her.  Of course, this is the same day that my father sent me the YouTube video of the tiny Australian bully who got body slammed by his much larger victim.  After seeing the video I was tempted to unleash my daughter on anyone who messes with her. Of course, this is dangerous stuff, and you can’t have kids going around body slamming each other.  At least not here in American.  What I find fascinating, however, is the concern (by attorneys)  that if the school didn’t punish the bullied kid as well as the bully, it would establish body slamming as the Rule of Law in the school.  Then, from then on, bullies would be open to being body slammed every time they punched a kid a couple times in the face.  And the attorneys are talking like this is a bad thing.  Don’t you think that, if the bullies thought there was a real danger of being tossed into the concrete every time they picked on someone, there would be a decline in bullying?  Yeah, me too. My son is the most brilliant kid I know.  He also has rocks in his backpack.  I don’t know why.  I think it is just to infuriate me. Luckily for all of us, there is now an allergy medication that you CAN take with orange juice. This episode wasn’t part of PillBox Too. I just didn’t know what image to use… 45 min, maybe 50?

 PILLBOX #241: Made From Stuff on Earth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:22

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes… Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

 #368: “The Perv” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:08

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes… Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

 #367: Northbound for Season3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:42

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes… Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

 #366: Trigger Thumb Warning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:05

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes… Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

 PILLBOX: #240 – 50 Shades of Grey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:55

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes… Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

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