The Rick & Don Show

We are two dudes hosting a podcast. We talk about everything.

About the show

In the fall of 2016, two friends, Rick and Don, decided they wanted to create something bigger than themselves. They decided to start a podcast. Every week, the pair tackle a topic ranging from the inane idiosyncrasies of nerd and pop culture to engaging, complex looks at art, technology, and the human experience. The two, from time to time, dabble with the rose-colored substance known as nostalgia and discuss stories from the years of past. Through their sharing of stories, discussions, moments of reflections, and a few jokes, both Rick and Don hope to show their listeners they aren’t alone when they face challenges in their lives and their moments of happiness. Rick and Don just want to make the world a better place, no matter how small the impact.

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  • Episode 22: Rick and Don Show - Episode 22

    October 22nd, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins
    magic, new-job, wrestling

    Rick & Don continue some of the wrestling talk this week with some of the most random wrestling gimmicks going today and follow it up with a run-through of the Hell in a Cell card. We close out the week with a thorough examination of Don's new job and what he really plans to do from 9 to 5.

  • Episode 21: Rick and Don Show - Episode 21

    October 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
    live, nostalgia, tv-shows, wrestling

    This week Rick & Don ponder over nostalgia, the "you can't go home again" feeling, & high school reunions. After dabbling on some of their favorite younger-self TV obsessions, they dive into some wresting talk and also awkward plane viewing experiences.

  • Episode 20: Rick and Don Show - Episode 20

    September 17th, 2017  |  52 mins 20 secs
    beach, japan, live

    We're on the road this week, coming to you (previ…

  • Episode 19: Rick and Don Show - Episode 19

    August 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
    movies, stand-up-comedy, wrestling

    Rick and Don Show - Episode 19 by TheRickAndDonShow

  • Episode 18: Rick and Don Show - Episode 18

    August 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins
    persona5, stand-up-comedy, switch, video-games, wrestling

    After a long summer break, our hosts reunite with a lot to catch up! Don talks about his new-found obsession, Persona 5, and why it is definitely worth 100+ hours of your time. Rick and Don then miraculously both end up watching different Dana Carvey specials and discuss the pros & cons (mostly cons) of each. Finally, they circle back on one of the more popular topics, WRESTLING!!!, and talk about why everyone is now 15-time WWE world champion!!!

  • Episode 17: Rick and Don Show - Episode 17

    July 13th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins
    independence-day, supercon

    Rick enjoys an unexpectedly awesome Independence Day from the comfort of his apartment, while Donald discovers some very personal information on Hacksaw Jim Duggan and other guests of Raleigh SuperCon!

  • Episode 16: Rick and Don Show - Episode 16

    June 29th, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins
    las-vegas, magic, movies, video-games

    We're back after a bit of a hiatus! Thanks to Rick's travel to GP Las Vegas and stupidly getting sick... But this week our guests cover the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in depth for what goodies are coming soon and how the show has changed since we were kids. Rick then covers his Magic playing experience in Las Vegas and the hope for more of the same in the future! Finally, Don circles back on one of his pre-reviews with some eyeballs-on experience for a movie screener!

  • Episode 15: Rick and Don Show - Episode 15

    June 11th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week it's all about games! Video games created much of what our hosts are today, so Rick and Don jump into some of their history, favorite games, current likes & dislikes, and what they are looking forward to in gaming it up solo and with friends.

  • Episode 14: Rick and Don Show - Episode 14

    May 25th, 2017  |  1 hr 58 mins
    anime, books, comics, movies, top-ten, tv-shows

    The Top Ten lists of all Rick & Don's top ten lists... Covering their top ten favorite characters across all of media - from movies to TV to books to anime and beyond! Get a peek into the psyche of our hosts with their most beloved characters and all the reasons why! And be sure to check back for the eventual sequel... The Top Ten Most Loathed Characters!

  • Episode 13: Rick and Don Show - Episode 13

    May 16th, 2017  |  1 hr 13 mins
    art, guests, science, slam-poetry

    Lucky number 13 brings Rick and Don their first guest! This week Chris Hendricks joins our hosts to talk about how Rick and Chris met, the definitions of geeks versus nerds, why being a nicer person is better for all of us, and... Aliens! We barely scratch the surface this week with all the communal interests between the guys, so look for Chris to join us again very soon!

  • Episode 12: Rick and Don Show - Episode 12

    May 3rd, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins
    guests, movies, summer

    This week it's all about guests! We're planning some great stories with great friends, so we cover a bit of what we like about other podcasts and their guests.

    Rick also surprises Don with a new game... Don't miss out on "Donald's Summer Movie Reviews," saving you time, money, and brain cells, all based on the IMDB tagline for the summer's hottest movies.

  • Episode 11: Rick and Don Show - Episode 11

    April 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins
    c2e2, comic-con, comics, sdcc

    This week, it's all about cons! No, not Nic Cage or Sean Connery! Comic Conventions, also known as Cons! Rick covers his experience at this past weekend's C2E2 2017 in Chicago and compares it with past large Con experiences. Our hosts also dive into the drive to attend Cons and what is just so darn fun about them!