The Wrath of Murphy

The Wrath of Murphy

Chris Boehm joins Adam and Ray for the high school reunion of home improvement podcasts. The guys chat about crazy dogs, food fights, and how to fix a moldy roof.


Show Summary

Adam and Ray are happy to welcome their old buddy Chris Boehm to the podcast. Adam opens the show discussing bathroom etiquette, and a heartbreaking tool loss. The guys also talk about Adam’s unicycle hobby, and what it was like interacting with Chris’s dog and Godmother. Later they answer a video question about a dog eating carpet, and respond to emails about making a table out of barn beams, and securing a screen door with Velcro. As the show wraps up, the guys recall more stories from high school, and take a listener call about repairing a flat roof.

Chris will be back for a second episode, so be sure to check back in next weekend!

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Show Credits

Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
Audio/Post-Production/Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
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24 Responses to “The Wrath of Murphy”

  1. TryingToStillBeAFan
    2012/07/28 at 11:52 am #

    So this podcast has become more of a “Adam-and-his-buddies-reminisce” podcast with a question or two of house stuff sprinkled in? Was a big fan of this at one point, however, the childhood stories seem they should be on the regular podcast instead of the “home improvement” podcast.

    • Bobby
      2012/07/31 at 12:49 pm #

      The more reminiscing..the better. It’s the main reason I listen. It’s interesting & relatable to hear Adam & Ray (& Chris)talk about their old adventures.

      • Bobby
        2012/07/31 at 12:54 pm #

        Surprised Adam didn’t catch it “The Carolla’s in action”…The Carolla’s inaction”.

  2. Jen
    2012/07/28 at 12:51 pm #

    I LOVE listening to Adam and his buddies. This doesn’t happen too often on this show, so I’m lovin’ it!

  3. Matt
    2012/07/28 at 1:16 pm #

    Don’t know 25% of what they refer to concerning home improvement but it’s still a fun podcast to listen to. So ‘tryingtostillbeafan’ get over it. If you’re genuinely listening to this podcast to learn rather to enjoy or reaffirm already obtained knowledge you’re a fucking idiot.

  4. jo ke
    2012/07/28 at 2:10 pm #

    thats good pod

  5. stnuntrnd
    2012/07/28 at 2:33 pm #

    Probably a good idea not to mention the 100 mph green apple throwing incident in any more podcasts, out of consideration for your listeners.

  6. Jaser
    2012/07/28 at 4:31 pm #

    You guys killed me. Great podcast. Took me right back to jr high. WORD UP!

  7. TryingToStillBeAFan
    2012/07/28 at 5:18 pm #

    Hey Matt, simmer down there, cool guy. I appreciated the show more earlier on when Adam would actually chat and help folks out a bit more than the stories i’ve heard over the 4-5 years.

    (fucking idiot).

    • vig0
      2012/08/01 at 8:05 am #

      You could always get your money back… oh wait… it’s a free podcast. Why waste the energy to bitch when you know Adam doesn’t even read the comments? I think someone needs to relax and listen. When he starts charging you, then only provides 3 days of podcasts and takes 10 weeks of vacation… then you can start complaining.

  8. Chris
    2012/07/28 at 7:43 pm #

    I enjoy both the banter and home improvement portion of the podcasts. Maybe the answer to include a sufficient amount of both is to produce two podcasts per week?

  9. Deo Vacuus
    2012/07/28 at 8:04 pm #

    Sounds like the tool Ace is describing is a jointer, not a planer.

    • Dan R.
      2012/07/29 at 6:47 pm #


  10. mnoswad1
    2012/07/28 at 9:08 pm #

    Strick side, butt side, Ray’s still an Idiot, Adams parents suck, remember that one time back in high school, Lynette was just talking about planers this morning, answer one home improvement question.

    repeat same next week……….and i’ll still be listening.

  11. Harry Seward
    2012/07/28 at 11:58 pm #

    Thank god, the unicycle story again!!!

    Seriously…the day I buy a LAMBO is the day I stop giving fuck all about anything that went wrong in my childhood.

    • mnoswad1
      2012/07/29 at 6:38 am #

      I’m surprised that Adam hasn’t figured out yet that his Mom found the unicycle in the yard and then threw it away because she didn’t want him to ride it anymore with his broken arm.

      That what mothers do, they make bad decisions based on their own fear.

      • Trankie
        2012/07/29 at 10:33 am #

        or ride it with his newly healed arm… that’s probably what happened

  12. Hugh
    2012/07/30 at 1:31 am #


    Loving the new book too.

    I had a godmother like that!

  13. Shawn
    2012/07/30 at 10:23 am #

    I can’t believe no one has picked up on this. Look up a think called Magic Mesh. It is exactly what you guys were talking about with the screen for the guys door. It attaches, via Velcro, to the door frame and it connected in the middle with magnets. You walk through and it shuts behind you.

  14. Ginger
    2012/07/30 at 10:59 am #

    I love this podcast…. Ace you rock!!! I love Ray and Chris!!!

  15. ryanc
    2012/07/30 at 5:37 pm #


  16. ChicagoCarrollaFan
    2012/08/01 at 8:16 am #

    Not much on the house advice, but it was fun listening to all the old stories.

  17. kevin
    2012/08/01 at 11:16 am #

    Great episode with Ray and Chris, thanks for the good pod, Aceman.

  18. M-tee
    2012/08/08 at 8:35 pm #

    What a Trimaran! Adding Ray to the show was golden – a working contractor with a wicked sense of humor with a working comedian with a fantastic grasp of carpentry – a perfect combination. The back and forth and bickering was priceless. Just when I thought that it could not get ANY better, Chris came on board to add another dimension; a serious worker with a pragmatic attitude… Awesome. Episode Suggestion: Favorite tools and projects!

    Keep working!

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