Rank #1: The Do Tell Ray Show S1 E11: Cracked Concrete, LA Archaeology, and Moving to the OC
Ray, Chris and Colin open the show catching each other up on their respective projects including digitizing, cutting out slabs, and finishing a driveway. Then Chris fills the guys in about some of the archaeological discoveries he heard about on the radio that turned up as a result of construction in Los Angeles. They move on to voicemails about cracked concrete foundation and a faulty water softener. Next they take an email from a man in Germany who is looking for suggestions on where to settle down when he moves to Southern California. They close the show answering a video question on where to mount a TV and a voicemail about replacing carpet.
Rank #2: The Do Tell Ray Show E29 - Buddha Box, Dr Drew, Retaining wall
Colin breaks out his Buddha box to try to take the stress down a notch and Chris updates us on his dogs difficult recovery. Ray yells a lot as usual. Our new friend Aaron calls in live to discuss a wall on his property line and the legalities involved. Surprisingly Dr. Drew calls in and they boys discuss the Adam situation among other things. Finally we finish up with Aaron.
Rank #3: The Do Tell Ray E19 Bill Pullman 1st Interview
We start with some regular business including a call about how to soundproof a yard from noisy neighbors and a caller asks about our worst jobs. This brings up a bunch of stories about carpet cleaning nightmares. Ray talks about meeting Ozzy at Russian Tea Room. We then introduce Mr. Bill Pullman who met Ray over the Dream/Nightmare of fixing up a building together. Bill tells a wide range of stories of construction and working as an actor, including trying to deal with Ray at the Dept. of Building and safety, living in Montana, visiting Poland, and losing his sense of smell. He ends talking about missing his mother, but of course Ray has to say something totally out of order to break up the emotional moment. Bill returns for part 2 next week.
Rank #4: The Do Tell Ray Show - E20 Bill Pullman 2nd Interview
The show starts off with a very cute interruption when Chirs' daughter calls in wanting to know when she can to to the fair. Colin and Chris share some nightmares about working in the printing business and Ray shuts down Colin's story about a near death experience. Chris and Ray somehow get into talk about being kids with Adam Carolla and laughing at his excitement over Heart's 'Barracuda'. We are then joined again by the ever interesting Bill Pullman who talks about trying to keep Ray from taking his tools and getting his hand crushed by a friend. We end with a very engaging discussion about Haiti in the 80s and the making of 'The Serpent and the Rainbow'.
Rank #5: The Do Tell Ray Show E33 -Thoughts and Prayers, Dog Wheel Chair, Garden inthe Diposal
We open with Colin's Mom moving on to her next incarnation which leads to a discussion of aging pets and building dog wheel chairs. Ray goes on a Little Big Man reverie and Mr. Eric Stromer busts in to share his thoughts. Colin explores teenage despondency but Ray brings the light with his kitchen disposal garden. We end up helping a couple avid listeners and get out on a high note.
Rank #6: The Do Tell Ray Show E18 - Bless You Mister Bourdain
We start with a heartfelt tribute to a great human, the irreplaceable Mr. Bourdain, which leads into a discussion about talking politics at the office. Moving in more dangerous and comedic territory Ray gets into the dangers of using Mexican beach stones in a fireplace. He digresses to a moment of sadness about the new laptop that has become utterly useless due to a dead battery. A clearly beverage addled listener calls in to ask about what kind of 'mud I can throw at my house'. This leads to a far ranging discussion on a number of important topics, which is interrupted by a surprise call from Mr. Eric Stromer and more hilarity ensues. Finally we get into another listener question about a sticky sliding door, which somehow segues into a exploration of OCD and depression. We feebly try to pick out the energy to close it out. Bill Pullman will be on next week!
Rank #7: The Do Tell Ray Show E26 - Ray gets his face lasered Chris is shemping out colin takes metal naps
Not a lot of construction talk this go round, but still a rousing shindig with a wealth of guffaws and absurdity. Ray talks about getting his face blasted with lasers. Colin gets F-ed up on meditation. Chris has an inkling he is living in the matrix and Ray discusses avoiding getting rolled, raped, or killed in Jamaica. Finally Colin talks about his love of metal power naps.
Rank #8: The Do Tell Ray Show E35 -Air supply, Adam Poached My Guys, Ray’s Left Nut
As this rousing episode begins we do a deep dive into the trials and tribulations of the age old problem of finding good help. Ray and Chris discuss their mutual problem of having their old friend Adam poach their best workers. Colin drops a non-sequitur about almost getting impaled on the highway, leading some more road horror stories. We decide to help a listener with a range hood replacement and another with a noisy vent system. This leads to an inexplicable segue into a discussion of the band Air Supply and then Ray wants to talk about his wonky left nut.
Rank #9: The Do Tell Ray Show E -55 Chris is Back in the Saddle, Colins Danger Wall, Pee in the Tub Again
The not so prodigal son returns as Chris is finally back for some more abuse. A listener wants some inside dope on the Adam Carolla Project and we tease our upcoming youtube special. Colin has a wall on the verge of collapse and they discuss how they loony rigged it back into place. We answer some questions about clogged showers and efflorescence and hear some listeners berating Chris for his slack. Ray once again talks about peeing in the tub and then discusses how he turns his lady friends in to guys. We end with Chris coordinating a pickup time for his son.
Rank #10: The Do Tell Ray Show E16 - Punk rock, Studio Talk, Laptop Condoms, and Cooling the Roof
Ray is back on board for a longer show filled with lots of good construction and home improvement advice. We meander for a bit in the swamp of punk rock reminiscing and get right into discussing Ray and Chris' studio building project. Getting down to business we answer several listener questions, including ones on brick pointing, building on sand, and dealing with a sticky water main shutoff. Colin then shares some info about his upcoming solar pool heating project. Next we tackle the issue of reflective roof paint, cracked driveway repair, and weathered deck refinishing. Scott from Philly calls into ask about methods for installing a shower pan and a lively debate ensues. For some reason Chris wants to talk about his favorite reality show once again and we do our best to shut him down. This leads into discussing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and microdosing hallucinogens. Finally we get back to business and examine ways to save money on project planning.
Rank #11: The Do Tell Ray Show E -54 Crushing Joe Rogan, Bad at Weed, a Gun in Every Pot
Now that Chris’ face is appearing on milk cartons across the nation Ray and Colin soldier on, beginning with some Valentines day greetings and poorly considered philosophy talk. Ray discusses his lack of prowess in the weed department but says he will arm wrestle Joe Rogan for a million bucks, (we know Joe is a regular listener, let’s see if he picks up the gauntlet). We answer some listener questions about building with rammed earth and remodeling priorities and then yell at each other for a while.
Rank #12: The Do Tell Ray Show E31 - 400 Pounds of Propane, Blackout, Chunnel, Folding Cardboard
Chris opens the show with a ripping yarn about transporting a propane tank which leads to a discussion about blackouts and the realization of our dependency on technology. Ray talks some Scrabble and Colin screws up a 3 letter word which was really spell OORT. Ray babbles about some Chunnel thing he dug. We discuss our upcoming appearance on the Dr. Drew show and Chis has a heck of a time folding up some cardboard. We help Aaron, Traci, and Tom with some issues, including security cameras, retaining walls, and leaking basements. Then the show is over, which is very sad.
Rank #13: The Do Tell Ray Show - E21 Soccer, Sunroom, Bloodwurst
We open up with Ray's lamentations about the German loss in the World Cup. On to listener questions we get into ways to insulate a sun room and then an exploration of applying stucco other than just throwing it at the wall. Somehow Chris gets into stories about his battles with rats, which strangely segues into Ray talking about loving bloodwurst. A user then asks about fixing some brickwork and shares some dramatic pictures. Tom calls in to compliment Ray on escaping Carolla-land and asking about building a garage. We end with Chris announcing the Ray bobblehead, (not actually a thing yet).
Rank #14: The Do Tell Ray Show E34 -Metal Nap, Diaper Duty, Basement Nightmares, Chris in Drag
Getting down to business, Ray calls an HR meeting but Colin lets him know its called 'human capital' now. We explore the etymology of the term 'cracker' and Chris reminisces about the thousands of diapers he has changed and Ray gets ill. We take a listener question about fixing up a basement and Colin gets into the dark territory of his basement nightmares. Colin does his little doughnut rap followed by Chris talking about his high school drag show. We end talking about building flood proof housing and cleaning up the LA River.
Rank #15: The Do Tell Ray Show E25 - Kitchen Contractor Fear the Fly Powerwash Porn and Wheelies
Another rousing episode starts off with Ray talking about his lactation issues followed by Colin freaking out about the movie 'the Fly'. Chris gets into a pontification about sustainable agriculture, and speaking of agro, Ray reads a mean tweet and reacts semi reasonably. A listener question involves lifting an HVAC unit onto the roof and Colin explores the wonders of the Powerwashing Porn subreddit. Finally we explore suped up go carts and talk wheelies.
Rank #16: The Do Tell Ray Show E15 - Ray is Down with the Sickness and Hillary steps in
Ray calls in from his fever dream as Hillary keeps his seat warm. We discuss the sickness and then Chris wants to get into his chafing problems. We take on a couple of home improvement issues, including a wet basement and wall stud types for an addition. Colin regales the gang with an old school screen printing story. We end with some stories of our misspent youth.
Rank #17: The Do Tell Ray Show E-65 Stuck in the Tub, Broken Snake Nightmare, Whack Talk
Ray is sad because his right hand hombre is off the reservation. Chris has some dental issues he wants to tell us about which leads to more old man medical complaining, including Ray’s near death chiropractic experience. We tell another horror story about a plumbing snake snapping off in a vent pipe and the ensuing odyssey to get it out. All this talk of snakes obviously leads Ray into yet another soliloquy about having his way with himself. We help a listener with some toilet plumbing issues and Ray hates the Doors.
Rank #18: The Do Tell Ray Show - E 46 The Aggro show, Porch Pirates, Aceman in the Parking Lot
The aggro show. Colin lays down the gauntlet but Ray is too high to find it. Ray talks about his silver Christmas tree and grouses about his orphaned storage container. We discuss watching Gilligan’s Island at the bus station and the majesty of Rhode Island and then segue into some film talk. Ray bought Chris’s kids a bunch of Christmas presents including a black Barbie in a McDonalds outfit. We help a fan out with thoughts on how to construct a hidden door. The subject of porch pirates holds Ray’s attention for a fleeting moment and we explore options for retribution. Chris talks about having a good long parking lot chat with the Aceman and Hillary jumps in to shut us down.
Rank #19: The Do Tell Ray Show E23 - 7-11 Meltdown Combustion Toilet Dog Cesspool
Chris starts off with a tale of woe about trying to buy some gift cards and we quickly escalate to other customer service issues. Getting to a listener question we discuss options for an outbuilding and the wonders of combustion toilets. Colin gets into his dog cesspool odyssey and then we explore a listener question opening the age old debate about PEX vs. copper plumbing. Chis gets a dramatic comeuppance when disaster strikes from above.
Rank #20: The Do Tell Ray Show E -53 One Handed Wrestling, Stolen Pants, Nose Hairs
With Chris on the lam again Ray and Colin welcome their new/old friend, the very unique Mr. Rick Rosner. We trade stories of one handed wrestling, stolen pants, and playing touch the back, to nauseating effect. Colin tries to rein in the madness but is par for the course in his failure. We get into some Jeopardy and answer a couple listener questions. One of the weirder shows but hey, that's what you came for, right?