Men in Charge

  • Hosted by Tony Flinn, Kevin Decker

A series from the creative genius of Tony Flinn and Kevin Decker

It’s that late-winter, consumerist hit holiday again, Valentine’s Day, and naturally our thoughts turn to our love for mollusks. As clams and whelks press their horrid little bodies against your ankles with hopes of being your Valentine, listen to the wisdom of Tony and Kevin in order to learn how to shake them off without offending them. Today’s show is all about the love of mollusks, starting with the classic “One on One Couples Therapy” with Doctor Mike.

Season 6, Episode 19: Would You Care for a Subpoena?

Feb 4, 2018

Tony and Kevin amuse themselves by exploring the prankster’s etiquette for handing out subpoenas. Their advice: it’s better to give than to receive. To give even more, they take us to the first segment, “Lower Heights Recycling and Curbside Healing,” where we learn how dispose of Christmas effluence (fruitcakes, etc.) in a way that no one but your neighbor will object to. Next, they take us to episode 3 (but the 4th in the sequence) of the “Schmalkaldic League,” for more history/myth/lies about the Reformation in Central Europe.

Season 6, Episode 18: CHAOS 5

Jan 28, 2018

Kevin kvetches about why “Men in Charge” cedes so much time to CHAOS, the science program that’s mainly there to let you know all the ways nature has your number, and Tony reassures him that he has found it “personally profitable” to make such deals unilaterally. Just back from some time served at the behest of Interpol in Great Britain, CHAOS host Anders Lurkawhile introduces the viewers to his “girl-friend,” Enid Hackney-Grubbe. Anders and Enid thrill to “In the Field” with “Spurious Jack” Fowler.

Season 6, Episode 17: Exemptions for Small Hands

Jan 21, 2018

First, Tony and Kevin avoid the topic of “Exemptions for Small Hands” by considering what Sulu and Chekhov really kept in that locked cabinet between their stations on the Enterprise bridge. It’s what you’d expect, perhaps. But then, what chores should the Small-Handed be spared, given that the noise of their personalities is compensatory? Should the small hands be kept away from chainsaws and buttons that are too big? Do the small handed deserve an extra scoop of ice cream and someone to open their cans of Diet Coke? How special are the Small-Handed among us?

Season 6, Episode 16: We’re Sorry About Your Childhood!

Jan 14, 2018

For the first time in recorded prehistory, Kevin and Tony lug the Men in Charge Portable Recording Unit, contained in three Mitsubishi Minivans, to record out of the studio. They set up shop at the Unhappy Childhood Festival at the Lower Heights Convention Center, where they are promptly ignored by everyone who attends, probably because of their “Deep State”-required nametags.