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S04 E17 - Roll Your Own (Entertainment)


The Bro Show Podcast

S04 E17 - Roll Your Own (Entertainment)

Jon, Jeri and Blondie


  • What’s the weather like in MIlwaukee?

  • What shirt are you wearing?



  • The streamers and their content

  • Apple’s March 25th Event

    • We-don't-wanna-know privacy

    • Funding passion with Arcade

    • Saving magazines with News+

    • A place for story-tellers, ala carte cable, & one app to rule them all with TV+

    • Credit card reinvented

    • Using privacy and funding to invent a different future

  • “What if we sliced the bread before we sold it” - Jack Trainer regarding Orin Trask from Working Girl



  • Vince’s (and Jon’s) Groaners



Jon is broadcasting from Milwaukee where he’s seeing some MLB games.  Jon and Jeri now have their own blogs on the website. Just above the episode title, you can click or tap on “Jon” or “Jeri.” OR you can just go to or  On Jon’s blog, he posted his Grapefruit League (Spring Training) report. On Jeri’s blog, he posted the sound track for the Intro, the Outro, and the full song: his rendition of Green Day’s ‘Basket Case.’ He explains his process for recording and the guitar he uses, along with pictures. 

In the Follow-Up, Jon discusses weird injuries that happen in Spring Training. There’s a link to an article about that in the show notes. The Brothers discuss their respective blogs, then they cover Trump’s “Pencil Neck” nickname for House Intelligence Committee chairman, Adam Schiff. In their ‘Fake News Survival Kit’ episode, they effectively tied Trump’s tactics to professional wrestling, hence the nicknaming. There’s a link to Schiff’s response to Republican calls for him to resign, outlining what’s at stake for our democracy. 

For the Anchor Topic, the Bros talk about how—as an artist—you can ‘Roll Your Own (Entertainment).’ It started with the birth of “Original Content” (link in the show notes), such as HBO/Showtime. The first original content show is considered to be the first reality show, “Survivor.” Now we have streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and several others that are emerging.  

Jeri tells us about The OA, a series on Netflix. The star (also creator and executive producer), Brit Marling, plays the lead character, Prairie Johnson. One of the big advantages of artist/writer/producer is that there’s no need for the worst excesses of Hollywood… the casting couch. Brit did not have to sleep her way to the top to become a star. It took hard work and creativity, just as it should. 

And now Apple has introduced its brand-new service. It consists of their (we-don’t-wanna-know) Privacy Policy. They don’t want or need your private information! Also included are over 100 Arcade Games, hundreds of News Magazines and Newspapers, and an anonymous credit card with reasonable rates, full disclosure, and personal linked to no one. 

The pièce de résistance is Apple TV+… This is an app where you can get original stories and shows from the most creative minds in TV and film… like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who host their very own morning show, very differently and some of it behind-the-scenes. They also provide some old TV shows that people miss and can’t see today. This service greatly expands choices for the viewers. It appeals to a very wide range of entertainment preferences. 

You can always count on the Bros to be on the cutting edge of technology, and lots of other things. As you can see from this episode, they are fully connected to the wave of the future.