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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Jun 30, 2018

Jeff Fossett returns as our special guest and helps us discuss these exciting topics:

  • The cheese surplus
  • How to cram every life event into 7 months
  • The Office
  • The history of Australia
  • Perry Mason and the howling dog
  • WRK acoustic Yellowcard tour
  • Phil Collins Alamo obsession
  • Uber drivers in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Heath's trip to New York City
  • Notable deaths
  • Rock violin

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Jun 16, 2018

Happy Father's Day. In this episode we give some ideas for last minute Fathers Day gifts. Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to shut the lights off when you leave the room.

Topics in this episode:

  • Father's day
  • What do the fathers want?
  • Neckties
  • Bowties
  • The Lindstrom car fight cam
  • Embarrassing flight experiences
  • Disgusting new M&M flavors
  • I've got you covered by Paul Denver
  • The time Joel was the keynote speaker at a graduation
  • WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Joel's depressing book choices
  • Jack London short stories
  • Why does Germany have princes?
  • Scandanavians
  • Larry update
  • County fairs
May 5, 2018

Heath returns from his trip to California, and he fills us in on his thrilling experiences.

Other topics discussed in this episode:

  • Uber adventures
  • Abba reunion
  • Avengers smash all records
  • Rome explains the infinity stones
  • Book reviews and recommendations
  • Probably the only discussion you will ever hear about Leo Tolstoy and NASCAR
  • Short celebrity death log



Apr 7, 2018

This week we are without Heath Florkey, but we remember him by recounting some little known Heath Florkey facts that will entertain and amaze you.

Other topics in this episode:

  • Rainy Days
  • Cincinnati spring break
  • Ohio drivers
  • Should Maryl Streep play Princess Leia?
  • Rome's 20th anniversary
  • YouTube and the devolution of entertainment
  • King Syndrome
  • Book Recommendations
Mar 10, 2018

This is a special third anniversary episode of If You're Like Me, with special guest star Scott Barr. We tell the story of how If You're Like Me came to be, and discuss the following topics:

  • Daylight saving time
  • Listener Mail
  • The portrayal of small town people in movies
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Notable celebrity deaths
  • Update from Seattle
  • Portsmouth Update


Jan 28, 2018

Topics in this episode:

  • Celebrity flutist deaths
  • Kidney stones 
  • Heath responds to anti-juicing press
  • Windows 10 won't let us have a clean restart
  • Why Joel is annoyed by Anthony Bourdain
  • Celebrities who think they can sing
  • HGTV
  • Predictions for the big game
Oct 15, 2017

In this episode we are joined by cybersecurity expert Jeff Fossett and walking horse expert Holly Flemming. They join us to celebrate Rome Maynard’s cumpleaños and announce that If You’re Like Me is the official podcast of #HollyJollyWedding.

  • Feliz cumpleaños Rome
  • Auctioneering
  • Rome completes the Cannon book Cannon
  • “I am amazing at shuffleboard” – Jeff Fossett
  • Concerts
  • The day Holly met Johnny Cash
  • You can line dance to any song
  • What is a walking horse?
  • Jeff, like Phil Collins, can’t dance
  • Parental Miranda rights
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Circus peanuts
  • Holly’s Mayonaisse recipe
  • Container security and certificate pinning
  • Wedding registration
Jun 24, 2017

In dieser episode von "Fünf Minuten Kanone" ruft ein Psychopath Frank und Cannon an, um ihn davon abzuhalten, wieder zu töten, weil er sich nicht aufhalten kann. Wird Frank Cannon ihn aufhalten, bevor er wieder tötet?

Apr 8, 2017

In this episode:

  • Famous deaths in the month of March
  • Chuck Berry
  • Chuck Barris
  • Gameshows
  • Cannon's fatal flaw
  • Perry Mason vs. Ben Matlock
  • Dean Hargrove, and his responsibility for what Rome loves and hates
Jan 21, 2017

It's our inaugural episode of 2017. Since the Russians are now back as the villains in our news, we talk about our favorite Russian spies and villains. See if yours is on our list. Other topics in this week's episode:

  • Farm Boy
  • Cannon
  • Columbo
  • The Bandwagon show
  • Big Joe Polka Show
  • Rome hates half pint
  • Crying and hugging
  • If we were Darth Vader
  • The value of being the family archivist
Dec 4, 2016

We are back at Due South Coffee Roasters for another Americola fueled episode.

In this episode:

  • Mayonnaise debate
  • Joel finally finishes his Smallcreep assignment
  • Joel runs Rome's favorite Christmas movie, A Christmas Carol with not so Tiny Tim
  • We perform the annual recitation of the miracle of the Christmas Cream Cheese
  • Notable deaths give us an excuse to talk about some of our favorite Twilight Zone episodes, including Obsolete Man and The Mirror.
  • The Genesis reunion, sponsored by Polygrip
Nov 20, 2016

Episode 51 is live from Due South Coffee at the Taylors Mill in Taylors SC. It's our annual Thanksgiving episode, and as we sip our Americolas, this is what we talked about:

  • What we are thankful for
  • The sadistic Publix holiday commercials
  • Turkey, and why does anyone eat it
  • The new McGyver
  • Celebrity deaths (The master is not pleased)
  • Election craziness
  • Dracula and what does he have to do with PBS's Rick Steves

Thank you for listening, and enjoy your turkey

Nov 1, 2016

Joel is under the weather, so Rome shares a selection from the first Frank Cannon novel, Murder By Gemini.

Oct 11, 2016

In this episode:

  • Assembling Ikea furniture
  • Politics
  • Clickbait
  • Richard D. Trentlage
  • Jingles
  • Vincent Price
  • Kenny Roger's retirement
  • Oxygen is gettign depleted
  • Colossus and the Crab
  • Slim Whitman
  • The Sewell Family Vacation
Oct 1, 2016

In this episode:

  • Candy corn: what is it
  • Circus peanuts
  • Pumpkin spice everything
  • Rome's bad week
  • San Francisco
  • iOS 10 and Joel's favorite feature
  • Chuck Conners shoots somebody
  • Shark Tank
  • Bill Bixby's pants
  • Lowe's Foods calls batman
  • Cliff Hangers
Jul 31, 2016

This episode:

  • Burning Questions
  • Trump or DF Jones
  • Pokemon Go
  • Productivity
  • Political conventions
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Subscriptions
  • Weathermen
  • The Fugitive
  • David Janssen's pallbearers
Jul 15, 2016

In this episode:

  • Is 2016 the most depressing year?
  • Rome reviews Used Kid's Records in Columbus, OH
  • Adult coloring books
  • Jaws 2
  • Food
Jun 24, 2016

In this episode:

  • Larry Update
  • Audio tour of Used Kid's Records in Columbus OH
  • Joel presents Rome with a fantastic new record
  • Colossus and the Crab
  • Guess the top grossing movies of 2016
  • RIP Peaches the Hamster
  • Suggest a middle name for Rome
Jun 5, 2016

In this episode, Shawn Tabor from the Mundanity Podcast joins us to debate Rome about several topics, including Batman, Dr. Who, what is the greatest comic book of all time, and Stan Lee.

We also discuss our top five things that Amazon is recommending that we purchase, as well as delivering random record reviews.

May 19, 2016

In this episode, Sweaty Batman, Canada, beans for breakfast, ketchup chips, Rome reviews the movie that shall not be named, where you sit in the movie theater if you're like me, Captain America:Civil War, how to speak Ohioan.

May 2, 2016

In this episode:

  • We mark our 40th episode with a Casey Kasem countdown
  • We review our assignments
  • The 1974 made-for-tv movie "The Winter Kill"
  • 2015 British Miniseries "And Then There Were None"
  • The tragedy of VHS cassette mold
  • Larry update
  • Celebrity death watch
  • Rome coaches Joel on how to speak and act Canadian
Apr 3, 2016

In this episode:

  • We have an idea for a thrilling new television drama called "Rome Maynard: On Call"
  • The listening public challenges Rome to watch Daredevil
  • Are audiobooks really books?
  • A little bit of Batman V Superman ranting
  • Joel's exciting life as a movie producer
  • We introduce the Larry update theme song
  • Update on National Larry Day
Feb 23, 2016

In this episode:

  • Joel reviews the classic film Colossus: The Forbin Project
  • Rome reviews Face In The Crowd and likes evil Andy Griffith
  • The Flash season 1
  • Legends of Tomorrow
  • 1949 Batman serial
  • Batman cereal (tastes like regret)
  • Smoky voices
  • You can call him Rhome

The future of medical imaging

Nov 22, 2015

It's Thanksgiving, and we are very thankful. We each talk about what we are thankful for. Then Joel gives a defense of mediocre music, Rome is wrong about Willie Nelson, and we introduce the first five nominees for our terrible Christmas music playlist