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If You're Like Me

A podcast about our areas of expertise. Kojak, Cannon, PhilCollinology, Shake Hands With Danger, Metropolis, and stuff that bugs the crap out of Rome Maynard
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Nov 25, 2017

This is an expert packed episode. Joining Joel and Rome are Jonathan Hyde, HR expert, and Jeff Fossett, cybersecurity expert.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Upcoming Fossett wedding
  • Punch
  • Andy Griffith Show
  • Christmas lights, and things for which they should have training classes
  • Jeff's world famous key lime pie
  • Leaf blowing
  • Movies that are better than their books
  • Charlotte Douglas Airport and R&R
  • How to get a row to yourself on Southwest Airlines
  • Why are some songs considered Christmas songs?

 

 

 

 

Nov 11, 2017

This episode is our third annual Thanksgiving episode, and this week we are joined by nationally acclaimed embalming expert Heath Florkey. Heath joins us as our official death expert, and we debut Heath's podcast obituary.

Other topics discussed:

  • What we are thankful for
  • Kmart music
  • Things that people around the world have given Joel
  • Vegemite
  • Australian Monopoly
  • Book updates
  • stuffing
  • Baby Driver
  • What to do if you suspect a friend is invisible
  • Raisins

We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

Oct 30, 2017

Welcome to our Halloween episode! Dust off the circus peanuts and corn shaped wax “candy” and enjoy the latest episode of “If You’re Like Me.”

Topics discussed on this episode:

  • Rome’s trip to Baltimore
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Celebrity deaths
  • Halloween and the dusting of the circus peanuts
  • Smarties
  • Candy Corn
  • Motivating yourself to finish long books
  • Book updates
  • Business opportunities
  • The ten commandments of chocolate chips
  • Year round shorts in the winter
  • Biggest ball of twine
  • City of Lindstrom
  • Pickled food
  • Joel’s cousin Matt Lauer
  • Parades
Oct 7, 2017

It's fall in the US, and that means two things: Rome Maynard's birthmonth and the return of the pumpkin spiced everything. Today we have a fun conversation about:

  • Large spiders
  • Spider movies
  • It's really allspice and nutmeg
  • Pumpkin pie, aka "baby food on a crust"
  • How could they miss?
  • The Voyager golden record

 

Sep 10, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Rome Maynard: On call. This week we have dying country music singers, Ohio city signs, and a discussion of why cities that end in "-ville" nickname themselves "vegas."

Other topics discussed in this episode:

  • Musicians that Joel sees in concert are dying
  • Joel review of Jason Isbell concert in Akron, OH
  • Ohio town signs
  • Rome Maynard for Lt. Gov.
  • Rome's trip to Ohucky
  • Knoxville sunsphere
  • Why do towns that end in -ville nickname themselves "vegas?"
  • Larry update
  • Parenting advice: should I let my child get a snake?
  • Cannon update--how could they miss?
  • Who likes red delicious apples?
Aug 27, 2017

In this episode we celebrate Jeff Fossett's recent engagement, and we give him advice about wedding planning and music for the ceremony.

Other topics featured in this episode:

  • Group participation Messiah sing-along wedding
  • Eclipses and why Jeff hates them
  • Jeff Fossett's celbritydoppelgangers
  • Rome's time prank
  • Work pranks
  • Notable deaths
  • Cannon and the recurring theme
  • Why you should put pebbles on your car hood (and other places)
  • Travels to the Harris family compound
  • Joel's famous relatives
Aug 6, 2017

This week we are preparing for our upcoming total solar eclipse. If you're like us, you will protect your vision during the eclipse, and listen to this exciting episode. Some of the topics discussed on this episode:

  • Joel's business idea
  • Notable deaths: June Foray and Martin Landau
  • Rome's rifling problem
  • Amazon item of the week
  • Larry update
  • The highlight of Rome's summer
  • Duct tape
  • Kojak, the lp
  • Inventorying collections
  • Rome's non-NASCAR trip to Bristol
  • Office supply stores
  • Bluetooth cell phone headsets
  • CVS receipts

If bad guys should come to your town, just call Rome the rifleman. He doesn't have a rifle, but he will rifle through your desk drawers.

Jul 9, 2017

In this episode, we are glad to have cybersecurity expert Jeff Fossett back to help us be more secure. Topics discussed on this episode:

  • What were our first orders on Amazon
  • Rome's Herculean system upgrades
  • Lindstrom Trip to Seattle
  • Network Engineers party like it's 1996
  • Jeff and joel celebrate their one year friendiversary
  • Jeff explains why he is a NASCAR fan
  • Fast food
  • Southern accents
Jul 9, 2017

In this episode, we are glad to have cybersecurity expert Jeff Fossett back to help us be more secure. Topics discussed on this episode:

  • What were our first orders on Amazon
  • Rome's Herculean system upgrades
  • Lindstrom Trip to Seattle
  • Network Engineers party like it's 1996
  • Jeff and joel celebrate their one year friendiversary
  • Jeff explains why he is a NASCAR fan
  • Fast food
  • Southern accents
Jun 19, 2017

In this episode of "Five Minute Cannon," A psychopath calls and hires Cannon to stop him from killing again because he can't stop himself. Will Frank Cannon stop him before he kills again?

May 28, 2017

This week we are joined by cybersecurity expert Jeff Fossett and an occasionally barking dog to discuss cybersecurity--what does the WannaCry ransomware attack mean and what does Jeff do to protect himself online? While he's here, he offers a spirited defense of his favorite band, Yellowcard.

Other topics discussed in this episode:

  • What are the best hacking/cybersecurity movies?
  • What is the #moonroofselfiemovement?
  • Hipster glasses
  • Santo movies
  • How to psych yourself up for conference calls
May 15, 2017

In celebration of Quinn Martin's 95th birthday, we present an extended episode of Five Minute Cannon: Country Blues. With Clu Gulager, Diane Varsi, Joan Van Ark, David Huddleston, Ford Rainey as Farm Man, and Mark Hammil as Farm Boy.

May 7, 2017

In this week's episode, Joel hits a milestone by finally finding a hat the fits him, and we review our plans for future "Five Minute Cannon" episode.

Additional topics in this episode:

  • What we're listening to: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors Souvenier
  • What we're watching: return of MST3k and "Batman and Bill"
  • Fidget Spinners
  • Rome's latest pranks for Larry
  • We observe a very special five year anniversary

 

Apr 22, 2017

If You're Like Me proudly presents a new feature: Five Minute Cannon. You have a busy life, all you can find is five minutes. Well why not fill that five minutes with a recap of a thrilling episode of Cannon? 

In this episode, Barry Nelson, Lou Frizzel, and uncredited guest star Shelley Duval. 

Apr 2, 2017

In this episode:

  • The Atlanta Interstate Collapse of 2017
  • It's April Fool's Day Charlie Brown
  • The great hail storm
  • RIP Honda Odyssey
  • Performance reviews
  • Confused protestors in downtown Greenville
  • What are we going to do when the robots steal our jobs?
  • Amazon recommendations
  • Rome's anniversary
  • Old guy update
Mar 11, 2017

It's the second anniversary of "If You're Like Me," and we are here to celebrate. 

  • Herk Harvey's lost film
  • Cannon update
  • The Fugitive
  • Perry Mason
  • Doug Lewelyn's upper lip
  • Tom Skerrit's moustache
  • Robert Osborne
  • Judge Wapner
  • Judge Rome passes verdicts
  • The River of dreams

Here's to many more years to come!

Feb 26, 2017

In this episode we discuss:

  • Rome's brush with death
  • Sweet home Alabama
  • Alabama house of Turkey
  • Cannon season 2
  • Selecting music for a family slideshow
  • Joel's trip to the Grand Canyon
  • Scatology
  • The great Ohio skunk infestation
  • Ohio drivers vs. South Carolina drivers
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters with Russel Johnson
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Magnificent Seven (2016)
  • The Fugitive
  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  • RIP Jamie Fox
Dec 26, 2016

Whether you are listening to this episode on Christmas Day (observed), Boxing Day (In Canada), or Proclamation Day, we wish you a very happy holiday, and on this episode, we present the traditional holiday greeting for your holiday.

We also discuss highlights in books and movies from this year (or which were new to us this year), and somehow get to a discussion of what happens if Superman sneezes.

So stoke up the yule log (just not too much, unless you are celebrating Russian Emergency Rescuer Day), grab a steaming cup of cider, and have a great holiday, whatever that holiday may be.

Sep 12, 2016

On Labor Day 2016, Rome Maynard's house was hit with a vicious BizarroPorch attack. If you or anyone you know have any information leading to the apprehension of the perpetrators, email rome@ifyourelike.me.

Additional topics in this episode:

  • Creepy clowns and how to avoid them
  • Apples, and why Rome hates them
  • Old guy glass
  • Mark Hamill's unforgettable role as Farm Boy
  • Canoeing adventures
  • The Cannon literary cannon
  • Bailey's Beansicles
  • Celebrity deaths you may not have heard of
Aug 23, 2016
  • Asheville, NC
  • Boy Man Bun
  • Rome's Old Man Hat
  • Lindstrom's Law
  • Our olympic recap
  • RIP Kenny Baker
  • Helpful prank tips
  • William Conrad's coat
  • Driving in Oh
  • Here's to easily entertained people
  • Daytime telivision
Apr 18, 2016

In this episode, special guest Chris White joins us to talk about his recent short film anthology Unbecoming, his work as a filmmaker, and what it is like to be a creator in a time where everybody's a critic.

Chris also writes a weekly review of Saturday Night Live for Paste magazine, and he has some great insight into SNL and if it really isn't as good as it used to be.

 

Mar 14, 2016

We celebrate Daylight Saving Time, talk about amusement parks, compose predictive text Facebook statuses, lament the sorry state of political discourse, Eric Larson's "The Devil in the White City," Smallcreep's day, and remember how the BeeGees burned down Johnny Cash's house.

Mar 7, 2016

It's our one year podcast birthday. We look back on the highs and lows of the past year, Joel reviews 1949's Chubby Batman and Middle Aged Robin, and Rome reviews season one of the CW Flash series. He really likes Harrison Wells.

Joel gives Rome his annual performance review.

Feb 7, 2016

In this episode we discuss William Shatner, LinkedIn, people who wear pajamas all day, Smallcreep's day, and Rome recaps the Cannon episode "A flight of hawks."

We endorse some of our friends and once again challenge each other. Rome to watch "A face in the crowd" and Joel to watch "Colossus: The Forbin Project."

Jan 25, 2016

On this episode:

  • The great snowstorm of 2016
  • We pay our respects to the numerous famous people who have died
  • The contrast of the critically acclaimed vs the popular
  • We review our assignments from last episode
  • Joel's assignment: The Alan Parson's Project Tales of Mystery And Imagination
  • Rome's assignment: consume a delicious Mac and Cheese Taquito at QT
  • Tom Cruise movies
  • The Adventures of Superman
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