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 58: One Lives, One Dies - Gamestop vs Royal Rumble

    March 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 39 mins
    magic, royal-rumble, video-games, wrestling

    Our hosts discuss the results of January's "interesting" and "somewhat" long Royal Rumble pay-per-view, as well as how long one of our hosts expects Gamestop to still be around. Along with plenty of TV show conversation and the impending downfall (read as "passing by our hosts") of Magic Organized Play.

  • Episode 57: Runaways, Royal Rumble, and Ron Funches

    February 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    magic, ron-funches, royal-rumble, runaways, wrestling

    This week, our hosts jump back into the thick of things and discuss how some of the favorite pastimes may have in fact passed them by. Then, Rick & Don dig into a Royal Rumble preview, Marvel's Runaways on Hulu, and Ron Funches' recent comedy special, Giggle Fit.

  • Episode 56: Super Sad Bros

    January 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    nintendo, smash-bros, video-games, wrestling

    This week, Rick and Don get to the bottom of the age old question... why is everyone else in love with Super Smash Brothers except our hosts? And what can they do about it. They also jump into a little bit of video game forecasting with the expectation of some new releases for the Nintendo Switch in 2019, like Firewatch and Mortal Kombat 11.

  • Episode 55: Back From Japan

    December 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    japan, travel, video-games

    This week, Rick and Don catch up on Don's recent trip to Japan!!! And his adventure to Savannah Video Game Expo upon his return.

  • Episode 54: All In Review

    December 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    all-in-wrestling, starrcast, wrestling

    Rick and Don review the all-star independent wrestling show, All In, that took place in the suburbs of Chicago on September 1st, 2019. Go give it another watch and come back for our review!

  • Episode 53: Lad of the Rising Sun

    October 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    collectibles, japan, travel

    This week, our hosts discuss Don's plans for his upcoming trip to Japan, what his agenda looks like while overseas, and what he hopes to get out of the trip. Closing out the show, Rick and Don discuss their views on grading collectibles - is it worth it? Is it a waste?

  • Episode 52: Nintendo Online & Playstation Classic

    October 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    all-or-nothing, cloak-and-dagger, nintendo, playstation, video-games

    We catch up on Don's recent television and streaming media consumption, as well as dive into the recent announcments of the Nintendo Online service for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the announcment for the Sony Playstation Classic. We also discover that Don is just two months older than the Simpsons television show!!!

  • Episode 51: Stand Back!!!

    September 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 40 mins
    all-in-wrestling, all-or-nothing, cloak-and-dagger, starrcast, wrestling

    While Don preps for a hurricane with less than stellar enthusiasm, we chat up Don's recent viewing habits, including the underwhelming Hard Knocks, wrestling YouTube series, and nine-tenths of the new Marvel Cloak & Dagger series. There's also plenty of wrestling coverage thrown in from Rick attending a night of Starrcast, the wrestling podcast convention that took place the same weekend as All In, the largest North American independent wrestling event in history!

  • Episode 50: SummerSlam & Southeast Game Exchange

    September 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 44 mins
    southeast-game-exchange, summerslam, video-games, wrestling

    This week it's all about Don's excellent experience at Southeast Game Exchange and how he turned $20 into close to 30 games. Then we pivot into watching the wrestling show of the summer, SummerSlam... or so it was billed. There were some hits, there were some misses, but Rick & Don cover all of them.

  • Episode 49: Supercon, Oh My!!!

    August 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 41 mins
    comic-con, japan, supercon, trading-card-games, wrestling

    This week we cover Don's Raleigh Supercon 2018 experience. And he has a lot to say about it, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Don also ventured out to the Nippon Club of the Triangle's "NC Japan Summer Festival" in downtown Raleigh to much better results. Rick and Don then close out the show by taking a walk down nostalgia lane and discussing all the old & current non-Magic trading card games they are playing or want to play.

  • Episode 48: Comic Con or Bust!!!

    August 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    aquaman, comic-con, godzilla, movies, titans, wrestling

    We catch up on Rick's experience at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and review the big trailers that were released there, including DC Universe's Titans, Aquaman, and Godzilla. Our hosts also catch up on their recent wrestling indulgences and how disappointing the summer of 2018 has been for any excitement whatsoever in WWE programming.

  • Episode 47: Meatloaf for the Soul

    July 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins
    community, enneagram, heart-camp

    This week, Rick introduces Donald to the Enneagram and walks him through a quick test to discover his Enneagram type. The Enneagram is "a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types." (per Wikipedia). Per Rick, it is a wonderful way to understand your personality type further, why you do the things you do, why you react the way you do, and why you have the relationships that you have. It's an insightful look into Donald's brain, so follow along for yourself and see how you map out!