Co-Host of Taking the Cynic Route
Traveling to America following the death of his grandfather, Bruce repeatedly had to battle stereotypes and discrimination as a poor immigrant. His yellow skin and an uncanny resemblance to his legendary kung fu namesake led many to assume he was a martial arts expert, including the Italian Mafia, who duped him into joining their cocaine smuggling operations under the guise of flour distribution. But that's a story for another time...
Bruce has hosted 39 Episodes.
Episode 51: The Most Epic Podcast of All Time
February 28th, 2022 | 2 hrs 49 mins
amc, ancestry, aoc, at&t, beetlejuice, blue jeans, bruce, bukowski, chris benoit, crypto, danny devito, dave portnoy, dna, eddie murphy, fritz haber, gabriel brothers, get back, ikea, ilhan omar, jake gyllenhaal, jfk, juneteenth, moon gang, ned beatty, nick nolte, paul newman, sam adams, sparks, the squad, wawa, world war 2, zagnut
Resurrected from the depths of the dank basement, the gang is back. TTCR 2.0 is here with an episode that doesn't pull any punches. We finally see the results of Guinea John's ancestry DNA test, Beer Can Bill shares his love for the "Squad", and Scott figures out why GJ is obsessed with penis. A surprise guest breaks into the studio while recording and everyone thinks they are going to be murdered. So grab a ZagNut, cut your favorite pair of jeans at the waistband, and listen to this glorious episode of Taking the Cynic Route.
Episode 38: Charlies Sheen's Coronavirus Covered Crisco Can
March 25th, 2020 | 2 hrs 32 mins
andy harris, beer review, bernie goetz, billy squire, boyd tinsley, charlie sheen, chyna, corey feldman, corey haim, crisco, dave matthews band, donald trump, founders, frank sinatra, impractical jokers, joe biden, john lithgow, kbs, mayo a. shattuck iii, mia farrow, mike gordon, molly shattuck, norm macdonald, opie and anthony, pamela anderson, pat monahan, phish, pro-wrestling, robert loggia, roger ailes, ronan farrow, sable, the view, train, vince mcmahon, wcw, woody allen, wwe, xfl
Hellooo fellow degenerates. The Trio welcomes back the brilliant, the hilarious, the deranged Scotty Monahan. After reviewing a new beer we go straight into the poo-litical talk where Scotty drops some knowledge. The coronavirus is taking over the world but that isn't stopping Beer Can Billy from getting his drink on or Bruce from defending Woody Allen to the bitter end. We discuss Pro-wrestling, Opie and Anthony, and that Raven's cheerleader who banged her son's friend. Corey Feldman's latest craziness creeps into the conversation along with Sleepy Joe Biden, Scott's famous Uncle Pat, and Billy Squire dancing like Guinea John at home alone on a Friday night. So many topics, so few characters allowed for description. Stay safe, keep your distance and never accept a scratch off from Beer Can Billy. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE!
Episode 37: Polack Johnny Created the Coronavirus in the Back of a Spencer's Gifts
March 9th, 2020 | 2 hrs 15 mins
anquan boldin, artie lange, atlantic star, bad break-ups, baltimore, baltimore ravens, beer review, berry gordy, catherine pugh, coronavirus, derrick mason, dolemite, ed reed, eddie murphy, first jobs, founders, goo goo dolls, grandma, lou ferrigno, mark normand, martin scorsese, masturbation, mayor, meet and greet, mike tyson, pranks, robert deniro, scratch offs, secret lovers, spencer's gifts, the irishman, trailer parks
The new trio welcomes Polack Johnny for some tales of the tail. We share fond(led) memories of Grandma's trailer. Beer Can Billy brings up some more past hijinks and heads our first live beer review. We discuss former Baltimore mayor and cartoon turtle, Catherine Pugh, Atlantic Star's "smash" hit "Secret Lovers," and still the baddest mofo on the planet, Mike Tyson. We reminisce about our first jobs, our first sexual experiences, and garbage celebrity "meet & greets." This one gets off the rails fast so climb aboard the train of terror. Listen now, before the Coronavirus takes your hearing. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE!
Episode 36: Harvey Weinstein Didn't Kill Himself...Yet
February 25th, 2020 | 2 hrs 14 mins
baltimore, baltimore ravens, beer can billy, coronavirus, cottonelle, daytona 500, donald trump, genitals, halftime show, hardees, harvey weinstein, j-lo, jeffrey epstein, joe piscopo, pranks, shakira, sign language, super bowl, westboro baptist church, yelp!
Heeeeeere's Billy. Beer Can Billy to be exact. We trade one guinea for another. After a long hiatus the gang is back with more nonsense than ever. The Beer Can tells about past pranks and recent vacations. He have a new Cottonelle Nad-vertisement to dissect, Harvey Weinstein's genitals are nowhere to be found, and Epstein still didn't kill himself. Donald Trump does a lap at Daytona, Bruce reads Yelp! reviews of the Westboro Baptist Church, and Joe Piscopo has always sucked. You get what you pay for here at the Cynic Route. Listen Up, Mutha F*@Ker$! SHARE IT LIKE IT'S THE CORONAVIRUS!
Episode 35: The Guinea John Special Ed-ition
September 25th, 2019 | 2 hrs 14 mins
airports, bad joke telling, bad jokes, bombshell, breaking news, deepfake videos, drinking, gun control, help!, hot cousins, inappropriate laugh tracks, italy, jeffrey epstein, john lennon, lebron james, mark david chapman, mass shootings, sam kinison, schindler's list, sicily, taxi driver, the beatles, the catcher in the rye, the decision, titty man, traveling, washington, yesterday
A very special episode of TTCR as we welcome back Guinea Juan after a brief sojourn overseas. The man himself steals the show with endless rants about airports and traveling, The Catcher in the Rye and Taxi Driver (again), sexy cousins and another visit from the ghost of Sam Kinison -- not to mention a major league, game-changing bombshell. So strap yourself in for some inappropriate laughs and some inappropriate touches, right here on Episode 35 of TAKING THE CYNIC ROUTE.
Episode 34: Beer Can Billy goes to Warshington
September 12th, 2019 | 2 hrs 14 mins
9/11, adderall, auto train, baltimore, baltimore orioles, billy joel, camden yards, chris davis, donald trump, fantasy football, fhritp, fletch, flight 93, genesis, illegal alien, jerry sandusky, jim abbott, massage parlor, once upon a time in hollywood, penn state, pennsylvania turnpike, phil collins, porn stars, precious, quentin tarantino, ravens, redner's chicken, robert kraft, shanksville, shaquille o'neal, the fan, the world of coca cola, trey mancini, tweet, yucko the clown
Don't call it a comeback! It's been too long. Beer Can Billy joined the trio for this one a few weeks back and pushed the boundaries of offense. We reminisce about our summer happenings. BCB saw Billy Joel at Camden Yards, drove on the PA turnpike, took a ride on the Auto Train, and visited both the Flight 93 museum and the infamous Robert Kraft Rub-N-Tug parlor. Guinea John made several trips across the globe. From Hawaii to Italy, from Baltimore to Washington, the travelin' Sicilian has added some miles. We discuss Genesis' "Illegal Alien" and its awful video, watch a compilation of a guy insulting wannabe porn stars, and read another fan email. Obscenities, stereotypes and chauvinism...par for the course when you take the route that is cynic. DOWNLOAD, SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, SHARE! It's cooler than the other side of the My Pillow.
Episode 33: Ernest Goes to Area 51; A Coen Brothers Film
July 18th, 2019 | 2 hrs 53 secs
abe vigoda, alabama, aliens, area 51, barney miller, bob lazar, bobcat goldthwait, coen brothers, conspiracy, dabney coleman, dobie gillis, don rickles, donald trump, ernest, fat hungry bitch, gallagher, game shows, gators, highest grossing films, hunter biden, jim varney, joe biden, joe rogan, josh brolin, jre podcast, meth, mr. ed, o.j. simpson, push-up contest, raid, rip torn, sean connery, toy story 4, vanna white
Hey, Vern! Grab some Eggs Erroneous and listen to episode 33 of TTCR. Our good friend and master of random useless knowledge, Scott drops by the studio. A whole lotta movie talk in this one. We skim over the filmographies of cinema legends like Jim Varney, Dabney Coleman and Rip Torn. We discover every job Sean Connery has ever had revolved around getting laid. We also discover the Coen brothers are really good at making movies. Our new segment "Conspiracy Killers" kicks off with a discussion of the coming "raid" on Area 51 and the massacre to follow. There's movies, pop culture, politics...so much to unpack, you might as well just listen. Lap dances at Lawrence of A-Labia's are half off if you're wearing your "Taking the Cynic Route" gear. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE.
Episode 32: Deep Impact: The Secret Morgan Freeman Sex Scene
July 1st, 2019 | 2 hrs 11 mins
2020 presidential election, 9/11, alive, avengers, banana splits, car buying, college, conspiracy, corolla, deep impact, dennis quaid, donald trump, donkey punch, dwayne johnson, endgame, godzilla, jake gyllenhaal, joe biden, joe pesci, morgan freeman, o.j. simpson, political correctness, poseidon adventure, san andreas, the day after tomorrow, the godfather, the impossible, the perfect storm, tony danza, toyota, tulsi gabbard, united 93, urban dictionary, volcano, war games, world trade center
The Juice is loose this Summer on Episode 32 of TTCR. The trio chats up current events, locally and globally. Guinea John shares his recent agony of buying a new car. We check out O.J. Simpson's new Twitter account. The conversation turns a little poo-litical before we push our new merch page, as well as the limits of racially sensitive material. We look up some random Urban Dictionary terms, talk favorite natural disaster movies and, as always, end up talking about 9/11 and the CIA's involvement in social engineering. At the end of the day we're gonna get wiped off the earth by a mega-volcano shooting out tornadoes, so it doesn't matter anyway. Business as usual around the octagon. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE IT LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Episode 31: Ayn Rand is the Fountainhead of Impotence
June 13th, 2019 | 2 hrs 7 mins
arnold schwarzenegger, ayn rand, bad plane ride, bruce willis, canada, christopher hitchens, dick simmons, elton john, family guy, fan mail, immigration, italian, john stamos, john travolta, john waters, john wick, kate upton, law & order, left wing, lyle alzado, martin shkreli, mike tyson, netflix, political parties, pulp fiction, richard linklater, right wing, rocketman, roots, sam kinison, the fountainhead, toronto blue jays, tupac, turbulence, wak 100, walk hard, walk the line, word origins, zack snyder
We got a dirty one for thirty one! The trio tackles all the juicy topics of early Summer '19. Guinea John kicks it off with an Italian cantata for the ages. We get politi-cooh while talking about the origins of the left and right wings. Guinea John defends Ayn Rand to the bitter end. A Canadian weekend away, John Waters on acid and a new piece of fan mail all make up the madness that is TTCR Episode 31. John Stamos eats yogurt, Kate Upton eats a burger, and Lyle Alzado eats steroids. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, AND SPREAD IT LIKE HERPES. www.takingthecynicroute.com
Episode 30: "Polack" Johnny and the Tale of the Devil's Onion Ring
May 26th, 2019 | 2 hrs 5 mins
90's commercial, alphas, amy schumer, andrea yates, avengers, baltimore, batman, beta, billy jack, bloomin' onion, bohemian rhapsody, boston bomber, boxing, casino, catherine pugh, christopher walken, clitoris, comedy, commercials, cults, diarrhea, dildo pranks, endgame, gillette, godfather, grateful dead, heaven's gate, hemorrhoids, john steinbeck, john waters, mcdonald's, mma, orioles, queen movie, road house, sam kinison, skittles, ted bundy, up in smoke, vaccines, vhs, vince vaughn, vomiting, zac efron
TTCR hits another milestone as episode 30 comes out swinging. We are talking haymakers left and right. Polack Johnny is back in the saddle as the boys dish about everything from deep throating soft serve to hackin' off a hemy while spread wide like a bloomin' onion. If you've ever eaten finger blasters while at the pee trough, episode 30 is the one for you! DOWNLOAD IT TODAY. LISTEN TO IT WHENEVER.
Episode 29: Beer Can Billy is Gaye for Fried Chicken
May 19th, 2019 | 2 hrs 7 mins
amy schumer, avengers, baseball, bernie sanders, budd dwyer, catherine pugh, childhood, chris farley, dr.dre, eastpoint mall, endgame, faces of death, fried chicken, jfk, joe biden, john lennon, marisa tomei, marvin gaye, memories, michael jackson, millennials, ms. piggy, pulp fiction, reginald denny, sam kinison, steve mcnair, tiger woods, traces of death, tropic thunder, whitney houston, youth baseball
It's been too long! Episode 29 of TTCR coming at ya with a vengeance. Special guest "Beer Can" Billy shares some quality stories. From accidental childhood racism to jerking off while driving, we cover all angles. We surprise Guinea John with Chris Farley's death photo and reminisce about "Faces of Death." So many random topics and sound effects, there's too much to list. Grab a snack, sit back, and listen to those sweet, sweet Baltimore accents. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE.
Episode 28: I'll take 'Things You Would Defecate On' for a $1000, Alex.
April 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 48 mins
baseball, bill hicks, brave new world, busta rhymes, dallas buyers club, economy, family guy, fart, korean pop, mark paul gosselaar, matthew mcconaughey, middle east, missy elliot, morgan freeman, my buddy, oozinator, orioles, peter dinklage, peter griffin, queefing, rothschild, sam kinison, saved by the bell, scuttled, seven deadly sins, shel silverstein, snl, spring, super soaker, ten commandments
Spring has sprung like Guinea John out of his seat when the drugs show up. Episode 28 starts off with some O's baseball talk and quickly enters the realm of farts and queefs. We dissect some more CUMmercials and pretend to know things about religion. The ghost of Sam Kinison makes his frequent appearance, we contemplate things we would crap on for $1k, and determine no one truly knows anything about the afterlife. "Thou shalt not thrust thy Oozinator toward thy neighbor." DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE! Check out our PATREON page for more patron only content.
Episode 27: Grab a Sheet of Brawny to Clean Up Your Skittles
April 17th, 2019 | 2 hrs 5 mins
27 club, avengers, bayer aspirin, boom boom mancini, boxing deaths, brandon lee, brawny, buying, celebrity deaths, chris farley, comedy, cynic route, disc golf, donald trump, du ku kim, elton john, george costanza, harry einstein, janis joplin, jim morrison, jimi hendrix, john mulaney, kurt cobain, mass shootings, masturbation, mueller report, new zealand, podcast, racism, renting, robin williams, rodney dangerfield, sam kinison, skittles, snl, star trek, tower of babel, white nationalism, whitney houston, william holden
Welcome to the 27 club! The only things needed for entry are an abundance of drugs or a shotgun...or both. In this 27th episode of TTCR we dissect multiple NADverstisements to find the sexual innuendos. We reminisce about times we got in trouble in school. We discuss weird celebrity deaths, our grandparent's generations and their casual racism, and random movie body counts. The ghost of Sammy Kinison stops by again, again and Guinea John hits every tree in the forest. Listen up and you might even learn something. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE!
Episode 26: The Yellow Badge of Courage
March 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins
annette bening, baltimore, captain marvel, comedy, cynic, cynic route, donald trump, dust bowl, ethiopia, ethiopia jokes, fox news, great depression, ken burns, melania trump, michael jackson, mick jagger, nin, nine inch nails, podcast, r. kelly, trent reznor, tucker carlson, warren beatty, yawning
You're gonna need your passport and your shots for this one. Episode 26 dives into the wet and the wild. From R. Kelly human trafficking from on stage in Ethiopia to Michael Jackson's monkey love. Guinea John is filling Solo cups with golden showers while Bruce is still crapping in the dark. You'll even learn which stall to choose in a public bathroom. So get your Jergens and your tissues ready for a fappin' good time. DOWNLOAD, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE.
Episode 25: The B & E Railroad to Chocolate Town
March 11th, 2019 | 2 hrs 10 mins
b & e, barack obama, bohemian rhapsody, breaking and entering, bruce jenner, caitlyn jenner, casey anthony, comedy, cynic, cynic route, dianne feinstein, drinking, drunk, freddie mercury, george takei, hillary clinton, ipa, irishman, mitch mcconnell, o.j. simpson, podcast, porn, r. kelly, robert kraft, rodney king, ttcr, vhs
We welcome back "Beer Can" Billy to the studio where everyone received an adult dose. From renting VHS porn to strippers shooting ping pong balls, this one pulls no punches. Probably the funnest and funniest to date, episode 25 explores everything. First time drunk stories, our adolescent lives of crime, R. Kelly bangin' kids again, Robert Kraft's handies, Obama's white half...this one has a little something for everyone. Crank up the perverted laughs for that long road trip and enjoy the route that is cynic. DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE.
Episode 24: Stuff That Whopper in Your King Box
February 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins
andrew dice clay, bill belichick, blackface, bob kraft, burger king, c. thomas howe, comedy, dick van dyke, eddie murphy, gallagher, governor northam, gross beauty ingredients, mary poppins, morton downey jr., new england, nfl, patriots, podcast, race, rob gronkowski, robert downey jr, snapple, ted danson, todd gurley, tom brady, tropic thunder, virginia
Celebrating one year of debauchery and douche powder. The gang at TTCR thanks our listeners for sticking with us, one offensive episode at a time. Not to be out done by its older siblings, episode 24 does not disappoint. We bounce from NFL conspiracies to Ted Bundy's resurgence. We talk blackface in pop culture, Burger King's subliminal messaging, and gross ingredients in your beauty products, just to scratch the tip of the racial iceberg. Jack and Jill went up the hill, each with a buck and a quarter...DOWNLOAD, LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE!! Check us out on PATREON!