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The Tom Barnard Show

775 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★ - 544 ratings

The Tom Barnard Show features local and national guests and is heavily focused on humor. Tom Barnard, host of the #1 local morning show in the United States since 1986, created the podcast with the goal of a show with more creativity and flexibility than radio. Tom hosts the show along with his wife Kathryn, daughter Alex, and son Andy.
It airs live central time, Monday-Friday 11 AM to 1 PM CST. You can stream it live at, seen in live HD video on Youtube, reached via iPhone or Android app or via podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play on Android.
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Moon, Pjugg, and Hobbs - Episode 5: The SS Sweatpants!

May 07, 2021 23:54 - 40 minutes - 37.2 MB

What's the worst thing you can run over in a wheelchair? We will go there. We share some Minnesota State Fair memories, and Moon describes his ideal Cruise Ship... The SS Sweatpants! Plus, who is the man's voice that sounds exactly like Hobbs in episode 1? All this and more on episode 5 of Moon, Pjugg, and Hobbs! See for privacy information.

BEST Of Laughs, Rants & Oddities

May 07, 2021 16:17 - 1 hour - 94.7 MB

First we start of with some laughs with Rip Micheals. Then things get odd....only here is where you will hear Harry Caray rant about Cracker Jacks and Mike Zohn rave about oddities. Wonder if he has anything Harry Caray in his shop See for privacy information.

Mary Veline - #1988-2 | Car Selling Secrets #93

May 06, 2021 18:22 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

Mary Veline, head of the Twin Cities Auto show joins us to talk about the auto show at the state fair. With a 10,000 daily attendance limit, ride and drives and state fair food and extended hours, this could be the best ever auto show. We also talk about Mary's famous father-in-law, Bobby V. Somehow the conversation turns to Covid vaccine and Doug books Tom an appointment for tomorrow during the show. You never know what's going to happen. See for privacy information.

Kevin Farley & Gayle Becwar - #1988-1

May 06, 2021 17:15 - 51 minutes - 47 MB

The apocalypse is over (in some places).  The cracked, dry dust that was once soil is giving way to flowers and grass.  Animals are emerging from their dens.  And most importantly, comedians are returning to the clubs.  Even in today's No Fun Allowed society, stand-ups are more than happy to perform.  For example, Kevin and Gayle are more than happy to perform at Bogart's TONIGHT in Apple Valley at 8 PM. Tickets & Info: See for priv...

John Schwartz from AAA Movers - #1987-2

May 05, 2021 18:36 - 54 minutes - 49.8 MB

It goes without saying that moving sucks.  We're saying it anyway because while it goes without saying, it also bears repeating.  Somehow.  Regardless, one way to make moving slightly less awful is to have someone do it for you.  No, not your immediate family.  Would you trust them not to break stuff?  Put your trust in AAA Movers.  They used to move pianos, so they can move pretty much anything. See for privacy information.

Michael Shevack - #1987-1

May 05, 2021 17:23 - 52 minutes - 48 MB

Get out your bible, because it's time to learn some virtues.  Specifically humility.  There's a lot of self-worship going on these days, which leads to entitlement, narcissism, and just being an annoying jackass.  Don't be a jackass; be a badass.  A spiritual badass.  Step one is to become so humble you'd never consider yourself a badass.  It's a complicated process. The Six Fix: Spiritual Healthcare for a Stronger America - See for privacy information.

We're All Living In America - #1986-2

May 04, 2021 18:22 - 52 minutes - 47.8 MB

Brand loyalty has been the name of the game for the past several decades, if not longer.  And by "the game" I mean "the entire world".  Everything is a brand.  Your favorite celebrities are their own brands.  British royalty are moving to America to create a brand.  Even something like getting a vaccine is being branded and sold as a product to obsess over.  That's why we're so inconsistent with the name of our show.  We don't want to trick people into cultish brand loyalty.  No other reason....

I Didn't Know I Was Perjuring - #1986-1

May 04, 2021 17:30 - 52 minutes - 48.2 MB

Fans of retrials rejoice, because every day another page gets added to the appeal document on the Chauvin case, and today is no different.  Almost makes you wonder if that was the idea to begin with.  But crazier things have happened.  For example, not knowing you're pregnant and giving birth on an airplane.  That's pretty crazy. See for privacy information.

Leagues and Associations - #1985-2

May 03, 2021 18:22 - 52 minutes - 48.3 MB

You've got the MLB, the NFL, and the PGA all in one show.  You'd have the full set if only we had mentioned the NBA and the NHL.  We or anyone else on earth.  Sorry, but it's true.  We also brought up the philosophy of paying a hooker a lot for some reason.  We don't think they have a league, but we're not the experts. See for privacy information.

Rides and the Pimping Thereof - #1985-1

May 03, 2021 17:26 - 52 minutes - 47.8 MB

Name something crazier than a child star.  If you said "a boxer", congratulations, you win!  Unfortunately, you also lose.  We all lose.  Take comfort in the knowledge that you didn't pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get a bunch of TVs and stereo equipment installed in your car that became obsolete almost immediately. See for privacy information.

Moon Pjugg and Hobbs - Episode 4: Dave Dahl, the Weather God

April 30, 2021 20:19 - 42 minutes - 39.3 MB

He kept people in the Twin Cities safe  for 43 years as the chief Meteorologist for 5 Eyewitness news.  Now he's just living the dream! And he is doing voice work and on camera commercials including one for a company that's great when you die. See for privacy information.

BEST Of Just Laugh it Up

April 30, 2021 17:37 - 1 hour - 92.7 MB

We revisit with some of our favorite laugh masters, Jackie Kashian & Jimmy Shubert. Why you ask? Cause why not! #GoodTimes See for privacy information.

Car Quest - #1984-2 | Car Selling Secrets #92

April 29, 2021 18:16 - 50 minutes - 46.4 MB

We talk about the chip shortage, skyrocketing used car prices and the dominance of one price dealers in the used car world in the US. GM announces the connection of 60,000 charging stations across the US. Joe calls in to talk about factory shutdowns and product shortages and Officer Dave tries to sell Tom an electric Mustang. See for privacy information.

The Other Silent Generation - #1984-1

April 29, 2021 17:25 - 52 minutes - 48.1 MB

They say demography is destiny.  In that case, TV's destiny is to be old.  Not just live TV either.  Even streaming is largely represented by people over 65.  So why are they still focusing on those young kids in their 50s?  Because they are dumb.  That's why.  And speaking of dumb, have you heard about those clowns in congress?  What a bunch of clowns. See for privacy information.

Mother of Invention - #1983-2

April 28, 2021 18:10 - 44 minutes - 40.9 MB

Have you invented something worth billions of dollars?  Lucky you.  Just make sure not to leave your children a lump sum.  It seems that being handed infinite money for zero effort tends to turn people into lunatics.  Weird, right?  And speaking of lunatics with infinite money, the politicians we complain about so frequently seem to be getting dumber.  Is it something in the water?  I mean the special water they drink out of their jewel-encrusted chalices?  Maybe chalice water is bad for the ...

Kathy Freston - #1983-1

April 28, 2021 17:25 - 48 minutes - 44 MB

The time of meat has come to an end.  Sorry, that's just how it is.  No meat ever again.  But there's good news.  You can eat plants.  Tasty plants, like lentils.  Don't look at me like that.  They taste good if you know how to make them.  We can't honestly vouch for vegan cheese, though.  That's just not there yet. 72 Reasons to Be Vegan: Why Plant-Based. Why Now. - See for privacy information.

Derrick Campana - #1982-2

April 27, 2021 18:16 - 51 minutes - 47.5 MB

Are you a dog, or perhaps an elephant?  Are you missing a leg?  Well do we have the guest for you.  He'll build you a nice new limb and make you a TV star in the process.  He, and his show, are both called The Wizard of Paws for a reason.  But we're not going to tell you what that reason is.  Why not watch it tomorrow at 8 PM on BYUtv and find out? See for privacy information.

Scam City - #1982-1

April 27, 2021 17:40 - 53 minutes - 49 MB

There is exactly one thing in this world that is not a scam, and that thing is podcasts.  Try to think of something else.  Art?  Definitely a scam.  College?  Didn't used to be, is now.  Hollywood?  That's the biggest scam of all.  Stick with easy listening.  That's what we call listening to podcasts.  We've liberated the term. See for privacy information.

Nothing But Net - #1981-2

April 26, 2021 18:20 - 49 minutes - 45.6 MB

Remember an hour ago when we said we weren't going to make fun of the Oscars and then we made fun of the Oscars?  Now we're going to do the same thing with pro sports.  Namely the NBA.  They're about as popular as waiters with long facial hair.  Or waiters with tons of tattoos.  Or waiters with facial piercings.  Why did this turn into mocking waiters?  Oh well. See for privacy information.

This Again? - #1981-1

April 26, 2021 17:40 - 55 minutes - 50.4 MB

It's Oscars season.  Don't worry, we're not going to say it.  We've made the joke before.  Several times, in fact, and it becomes more poignant every year.  At this point it just feels like picking on the kid with crutches.  It's unsporting.  Then again, we're an obscure local podcast, so wouldn't that be punching up?  Actors are always encouraging that.  Next year, when their ratings have tanked even harder, we'll have some good zingers at the ready. See for privacy ...

Moon Pjugg and Hobbs - Episode 3: Which of Us is Dating Aaron Rogers?

April 23, 2021 20:05 - 45 minutes - 41.3 MB

When we last left Moon Pjugg and Hobbs, they were trying to create a master plan to take over the world. Since that didn't work out, this week they try to figure out a way to keep things away from Moon's private parts. Plus, see if you can figure out which one of us may or may not have been drinking during the recording of the podcast. Enjoy! See for privacy information.

BEST Of Spring Satire

April 23, 2021 16:01 - 1 hour - 96.1 MB

Being cooped up all winter can be daunting. That's why we give the best entertainment possible. Why?....cause we love ya! So go for a nice walk on this semi-beautiful spring day, grab those earbuds and laugh your way around the block with Jamie Kaler and more! See for privacy information.

Alan Krutsch - #1980-2 | Car Selling Secrets #91

April 22, 2021 18:20 - 50 minutes - 46.4 MB

Alan Krutsch joins us in studio. Alan was the Marketing Director at Walser many years ago and really is responsible for the start of the live KQ radio spots. He regales us with tales of advertising, drinking expensive wine on Tom's dime and high end audio sales in Bozeman Montana.  Oddly, Alan is the first guest who can't remember exactly what his first car was. See for privacy information.

Rolling Downhill - #1980-1

April 22, 2021 17:43 - 53 minutes - 49.2 MB

A real-life lawyer with a degree and everything weighs in on the Chauvin verdict, closing that chapter of our lives forever.  Just kidding, you'll be hearing about it until you're 90.  What you won't be hearing about, most likely, is roller skating.  The kids just aren't into it these days.  Too busy with their yo-yos and Tamagochis to appreciate the classics.  And those Nickelodeon things where you flash a light and it makes a shadow.  Remember those?  The kids are also too busy with those. ...

Perpetual Nonsense - #1979-2

April 21, 2021 18:27 - 48 minutes - 44.6 MB

Nothing makes sense.  Sometimes literally.  Some of our politicians, who shall remain nameless until you listen to this episode, for example.  They say things that mean nothing, but people act like it means everything.  Proof that we're living in a simulation?  Possibly.  It's a pretty cruel simulation if so.  The software engineers could have made it so meth isn't so addictive, but they didn't.  That wasn't very nice of them. See for privacy information.

Mike Hayes - #1979-1

April 21, 2021 17:24 - 56 minutes - 51.8 MB

What is it that SEALs say?  Oo-rah?  Hoo-ah?  Whatever it is, Mike says it, because he's one of them.  That means he passed all the training, did all the Mission Impossible stuff, and aced his etiquette class.  We can't verify that last one, but we've never met someone so polite, and that must have come from somewhere.  Or maybe almost being blown up makes a person humble.  We wouldn't know. Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning -

Headin' South - #1978-2

April 20, 2021 18:16 - 51 minutes - 47 MB

We're moving to Tennessee.  Surprised?  It was a split section decision made when Kristyn mentioned they have no income tax.  Plus you've got Nashville, and if you ever get thirsty you can just insert a straw into the air and drink the humidity.  It's basically heaven.  For a certain type of person, anyway.  Importantly, what they don't have is perpetual riots and leaders that love death and destruction.  You could say it's extremely sad that "leaders who don't actively encourage your death" ...

Quibble - #1978-1

April 20, 2021 17:28 - 56 minutes - 51.7 MB

There's a lot of money in the entertainment industry.  There's also the potential for a lot of reverse money.  What's reverse money?  Putting 1.5 billion into something and then selling it for 100 million.  That's what.  That kind of a hit isn't terribly common, but that's what happens when the entire country shuts down.  Some of us suffer more than others.  For example, Robert De Niro is only making 7 million dollars a year.  That's a tragedy if we've ever heard one. See

Remembering the Bad Times - #1977-2

April 19, 2021 18:24 - 52 minutes - 47.7 MB

When you look back at your earlier life, the general thought is that times were better.  This isn't always true, of course.  For some rare people, their lives improve over time.  For example, some of us used to get nearly blackout drunk at Madison Square Garden, which sounds fun at the time but quickly becomes a bad memory.  Similarly, few of us are going to look back fondly on the last year or so.  If it's only one year we may consider ourselves lucky. See for privac...

Captain Keith Colburn - #1977-1

April 19, 2021 17:25 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

Deadliest catch has been on the air for a while.  15 years, to be exact.  Captain Colburn has been crab fishing for even longer than that.  Could you handle being out at sea for weeks on end?  Rolling waves, freezing rain, no sleep?  Of course you couldn't.  If you could you'd be out there making big money and not listening to podcasts.  For the rest of us, there's always living vicariously.  Just take a seasickness pill first for the full experience. See for privacy ...

Moon Pjugg and Hobbs - Episode 2: What Does DTF Mean?

April 16, 2021 17:08 - 38 minutes - 35.1 MB

Which one of us got peed on?  Would you leave a hottie naked in your bed to record a podcast?  And what does DTF mean?  Those questions will be answered in episode two of Moon Pjugg and Hobbs! See for privacy information.

BEST Of The Good The Bad and the Ugly

April 16, 2021 15:30 - 1 hour - 93.1 MB

For today's BEST OF we start off with the unlucky with Mark Anthony talking Friday the 13th bad luck then do a 180 to the lucky side of things with positivity with Dr. Pol and Mark Lewis. It's a well balanced episode #goodwiththebad See for privacy information.

Mike Veeck - #1976-2

April 15, 2021 18:20 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

It's Baseball time and our friend Mike Veeck from the St. Paul Saints joins us to talk about his return to MLB along with the classic story about how he was forced out over 45 years ago. For those not in the know, the Saints are now part of the Twins farm system so expect to see a lot of major league talent at the gorgeous CHS field in downtown St. Paul. We mention cars exactly zero times in this episode. See for privacy information.

Liquid Assets - #1976-1

April 15, 2021 17:39 - 51 minutes - 47.5 MB

Can you own a lake?  It turns out, not really.  Then again, do you really own anything?  The state owns your land.  The government owns your money.  Even if you have cryptocurrency, its value is ultimately up to the whims of its creator and the ISPs.  One notable exception is cars.  If you own a car, you own the car.  Stay tuned for Car Selling Secrets, where we will almost certainly not talk about cars, for more information. See for privacy information.

Procedure and Protocol - #1975-2

April 14, 2021 18:11 - 46 minutes - 42.4 MB

All any American will ever talk about for the rest of history is police shootings.  Including us.  Far be it from us to go against the grain.  One major difference is that most people are clueless idiots.  We, on the other hand, are clueless idiots with a cop on the phone.  That's called an advantage.  Not that it really matters, because we still have basically no information on the incident.  Almost makes you wonder if the media keeps us in the dark on purpose save for a few convenient talki...

Craig Grossi - #1975-1

April 14, 2021 17:14 - 52 minutes - 47.7 MB

Do you think love can bloom even on a battlefield?  If it's the kind of love between a dog and its owner, sure.  All it takes is a piece of jerky.  Maybe a hose-down, because wild dogs tend to get pretty gross.  Craig met Fred the dog in Afghanistan in the middle of a skirmish with the Taliban, and that meeting started a chain that resulted in working with inmates to train service dogs for disabled veterans.  If that sounds strangely specific, well, we have a lot of inmates, we have a lot of ...

Vice City - #1974-2

April 13, 2021 18:24 - 52 minutes - 48.5 MB

We've got drugs, we've got sex, we've got conspicuous consumption.  We've even got heists.  Why?  Because we're talking about celebrities, of course.  Also restaurant workers.  If you work at a restaurant, sorry.  You have to become a cokehead.  It's the law.  It's kind of like how you're not a real celebrity until you have a mountain of sex scandals and you drive your car into something at high speed.  That's when you know you've made it. See for privacy information.

Godzilla vs Kong vs Tom - #1974-1

April 13, 2021 17:21 - 54 minutes - 49.5 MB

As it turns out, Tom isn't entertained by two big CGI monsters punching each other.  Apparently it's not up to his standards.  Sure, it's no Citizen Kane, but if you go into a movie called "Godzilla vs Kong" expecting anything but what you get, the joke's on you. See for privacy information.

Gucci Gang - #1973-2

April 12, 2021 18:23 - 52 minutes - 48.4 MB

There are work dogs, and then there are companion dogs.  That's a polite way of saying they're not particularly useful.  A miniature poodle, for example, isn't going to be pulling a sled or detecting bombs.  That's why you need to be ready to defend them in case of coyote attack.  Anything bigger than that, though, and all bets are off.  As a species, humans are the apex predator, but individually not so much. See for privacy information.

Richard Gunderman - #1973-1

April 12, 2021 17:24 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Where there is life, there is disease.  That's basically the history of planet earth.  It's also the history of humanity.  If you look into the various diseases we lived with, especially long before modern medicine, you'll wonder how our species made it out of the caves.  To be fair, we live in the technological future and we've cured almost everything and we still can't even answer basic questions about the latest contagion, so it seems maybe nothing has gotten better after all.  And speakin...

Moon Pjugg and Hobbs - Episode 1: In Pod We Trust

April 10, 2021 02:18 - 58 minutes - 53.5 MB

Welcome to my podcast! My real name is Larry. But I had tons of different names during a 45 year radio career. Starting in my hometown in Nebraska and ending up in Minneapolis. From 1974 to 2019 I had a blast. Larry went away in 1983. My name for the last 38 years was Moon. And to my friends and family I am currently Moon and will forever remain Moon. I've met rock stars, Presidents, actors, and astronauts. I've been to the Grammy Awards and done things that a small town redneck would only dr...

BEST Of Freaks & Geeks Friday

April 09, 2021 15:51 - 1 hour - 99.4 MB

We have all the nerdom you can get right here. A little ghosts, aliens and UFOs plus superstition but just a little stitious. Can't over do it now can we See for privacy information.

Scott Lambert - #1972-2 | Car Selling Secrets #89

April 08, 2021 18:27 - 50 minutes - 46.3 MB

Scott Lambert, President of the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association joins us in studio to talk about Scott's boldest move, booking the Twin Cities Auto Show at the State Fair. As soon as he announced it, the food vendors lined up to participate. With free parking, great food and Covid protocols, this is destined to be a really exciting event. Tickets will be limited to 10,000 per day. For more info, go to; See for privacy information.

Sara Messelt & Paul Kaspzak - #1972-1

April 08, 2021 17:26 - 52 minutes - 47.7 MB

If you grew up in the past fifty or so years, you've probably heard that you shouldn't drink while pregnant.  In fact, you've probably heard it over and over for your entire life.  There's a reason for that.  It's called fetal alcohol syndrome, and it's not fun.  The good news is that awareness seems to be as high as it's ever been, and what was once completely untreatable has seen some promising developments.  You can thank the Proof Alliance for contributing, or you could contribute yoursel...

Georgia vs. Everyone Else - #1971-2

April 07, 2021 18:23 - 46 minutes - 42.2 MB

Most states require some form of voter authentication.  IDs, affidavits, you name it.  This hasn't been a problem until very recently, when Georgia passed a voter ID law.  Why such an innocuous change caused a nationwide freakout is anyone's guess.  Our vote is for someone, somewhere, being evil.  We have no real reason to believe that, but we've never been wrong before.  It's called playing the odds. See for privacy information.

Jeff Belanger - #1971-1

April 07, 2021 17:27 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

For all of recorded history, humans have been fascinated with mountains.  A running theme is that gods live at the top, because until very recently it was virtually impossible for a human to get there without dying.  Who else could survive in such a place?  Aside from goats, of course.  The answer is Jeff Belanger.  He might have required a little help getting there.  It still counts.  The epiphany still came.  And he still wrote a book. The Call of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above the Clouds...

She's Back! A Kristyn Story - #1970-2

April 06, 2021 18:17 - 46 minutes - 43 MB

After a grueling 11 Kristyn-free episodes, all is right in the world again.  Well, almost.  We still hate the news and the politicians, but that's never going to change.  A more mixed bag is weather girls.  They tend to dress a certain way.  Approve?  Disapprove?  That's a personal choice.  One you can probably keep to yourself. See for privacy information.

Reboot vs Reboot - #1970-1

April 06, 2021 17:33 - 56 minutes - 51.8 MB

Kong vs Godzilla.  It's the ultimate kaiju showdown.  It's also happened before.  That's right, even the big blockbuster of the year is a reboot.  But that's okay.  It's two monsters punching each other.  Do we really care if it's derivative?  Sometimes revisiting the past is okay.  Other times, maybe write a new script. See for privacy information.

Avast Ye - #1969-2

April 05, 2021 18:20 - 53 minutes - 49.2 MB

Certain things are very generational.  For example, when you hear "pirate's cove", what do you think of?  Admittedly, our data is limited, but after today it's a solid bet that if you're under a certain age you probably think of some cheesy theme park.  Otherwise?  Something very different, apparently. See for privacy information.

Linda Gordon - #1969-1

April 05, 2021 17:26 - 51 minutes - 47.5 MB

It's the 20s, and you know what that means: the KKK is back.  We're talking about the 1920s, of course.  What did you think we meant?  As if the early 20th century wasn't turbulent enough with two world wars, communism, and fascism, you had conspiracy theories about the pope activating an army of Catholics to turn America into the Vatican 2.0.  It was a very strange time to be alive.  Not that there are many people left who would know.  That's what historians are for. See


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