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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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 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
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
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 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.

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
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

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
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 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.


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
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.

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