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Two wacky guys broadcast a hilarious blend of political commentary, weird news, and stand-up comedy. Mel & Floyd were voted Madison's favorite radio personalities in the Isthmus reader's poll in 2009.

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    • May 20, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    At Least It's Monkeys

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 57:39

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants goes to the doctor; Mel's “words you don't want to hear from your doctor”; MAGA steaks, as good as you'd expect; George […] The post At Least It's Monkeys appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    R.I.P. ipod

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 58:01

    This week on Mel & Floyd: From War and Peace to Return of the Monster; China's hurricane machine & missiles for Mexico; Madison Cawthorn's latest faux pas; Pussy Riot singer […] The post R.I.P. ipod appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    May Contain Milk

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 57:23

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Peeps for a penny; Musings on “Supreme” Court activities and the fallout thereof; Support for labor unions; Long-term Covid effects; Wife-killer wins GOP primary; […] The post May Contain Milk appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Scientists Are Just Messing With Us Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 59:17

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Richard Nixon – Friend of the Worker?; Trump's fear of fruit; Alex Jones' legal maneuvers; More flag talk; Big profits for big oil; Low […] The post Scientists Are Just Messing With Us Now appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Greatest Gift We Can Give to the Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 59:08

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Special Earth Day episode; Placing the blame; The meek vs. the 2nd amendment; Angry bartenders occupy Wisconsin Assembly; Special powers of the Wisconsin governor; […] The post The Greatest Gift We Can Give to the Earth appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Used Russian Tanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 57:42

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Musings on the resurrection and Mel's birthday; Russian ship goes underwater to “F” itself while Germany seizes the world's largest oligarch yacht; British fish […] The post Used Russian Tanks appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Mel & Floyd’s Wisconsin Film Fest Spectacular

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 54:12

    This week on Mel & Floyd Summer Replacement Show: The return of the annual Mel & Floyd Wisconsin Film Festival Spectacular, live from Four Star Video. The post Mel & Floyd's Wisconsin Film Fest Spectacular appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Nixon Gets Graded on a Curve

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 58:17

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants returns from spring break revelry in Columbus; Tommy Thompson kisses the ring; Cocaine-fueled octogenarian orgies?; Non-woke Disney-alternative rides; Hillary gets fined; Downsides […] The post Nixon Gets Graded on a Curve appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    What Happens at the Water Buffalo Meeting…

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 59:12

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Floyd sits in while Smarty Pants gets his chakras aligned; Big money for a soon-to-be underwater condo; Contraceptives for male mice; Is your dog […] The post What Happens at the Water Buffalo Meeting… appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Socrates Went Down to the Mall

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 58:21

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Pledge drive wrap-up & back-patting; Halliburton & Koch remain active in Russia; Mel's international chess exploits and the risks of online interactions; Estimates of […] The post Socrates Went Down to the Mall appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Omnidirectional Sump Pump of Popular Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 55:40

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mystery yacht near Tuscany; Kraniak appreciation triggers wellness checks; Election fraud in Colorado; Windmill delusions; Postal Service overhaul; Ongoing lawsuit against Fox “News”; Endurance […] The post The Omnidirectional Sump Pump of Popular Culture appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Not the Obituary I'm Looking For

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 55:06

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mel's coworkers express a lack of interest in his birthplace while Smarty Pants explains an outhouse cost-benefit analysis; A visit from Esty; Miss Lindsey […] The post Not the Obituary I'm Looking For appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Flag Symbolism Explained

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 57:13

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Various perspectives on Ukraine; Unemployment system “reform” in Wisconsin; Apparently 16% of Americans actually believe Qanon “tenets”; Groucho Marx and Barbara Frietchie each figure […] The post Flag Symbolism Explained appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Basically, It's All About the Guns

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 58:28

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Pants dreams of sunshine & a tiny RV; “Jesus, Guns & Babies”???; West Virginia GOP throws coal miners under the bus; Progress on deal […] The post Basically, It's All About the Guns appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Return of Robo-Signing

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 57:24

    This week on Mel & Floyd: The funny boys claim to “love” Kraniak; Serendipitous academic alternatives; Evidence of voter fraud by… TEN Wisconsin voters; Discrimination at California Tesla plant; A […] The post The Return of Robo-Signing appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Return of Monkey News

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 56:53

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Wisconsin election subterfuge; Boris Johnson's aids are quitting; Rudy Giuliani's new career; Tesla perfects the rolling stop; Smartypants' latest encounter with road rage; Facebook's […] The post The Return of Monkey News appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Quintessential Fishing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 58:15

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Nosferatu at the end of the movie; Mel pumps up the funk; Almost time to vote for Mel & Floyd [“best radio team”] on […] The post Quintessential Fishing appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Gerald Ford Opens for James Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 58:12

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Building democracy the Joe Stalin way; Legislating away “White Discomfort”; China's slowing economy; Underlying fascism in comic books?; Eric T. pleads the fifth 500+ […] The post Gerald Ford Opens for James Brown appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Inner Monkey Desires

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 57:06

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants recaps his vacation while Floyd returns to his assignment; The demise of the studio mouse; Redistricting roundup; Cyber ninjas shut down; This […] The post Inner Monkey Desires appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    A Special Guest Host

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 58:31

    This week on Mel & Floyd: While SmartyPants soaks up the rays in Rockford, Mel and Floyd are joined by a surprise guest; The infectious “Floyd Variant”; Traffic control at […] The post A Special Guest Host appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Episode With the Missing JB Scream

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 58:46

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mel, Floyd & Allison hold down the fort while Smarty Pants grades Floyd's assignment during his Rockford vacation; Is a “Public Pretender” an attorney […] The post The Episode With the Missing JB Scream appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Floyd Brings the Christmas Cheer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 58:49

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Ceiling frescos at “Mel's Castle”; An analysis of John Ronson's “Major Malfunction”; A seasonal visit from Floyd; Vectory at Sea; Currency signatures and the […] The post Floyd Brings the Christmas Cheer appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Adventures of Panty-Man!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 58:37

    This week on Mel & Floyd: A “well-smirched” legacy; Wisconsin's election integrity still being investigated by former justice who has none; Military getting more militant about vaccinations; Is Kentucky a […] The post The Adventures of Panty-Man! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Esty Brings Peach Cobbler

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 58:03

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Daddy gets a discount; Mel's “Homer Simpson moment”; Coup planning via Power Point; Labor shortages and supply & demand; Bezos' carbon emissions; “Stylish and […] The post Esty Brings Peach Cobbler appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Birthday Boost Fund-Raiser

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 55:25

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Floyd in the dungeon for the “Birthday Boost”; A visit from Esty; Pledge at www.wortfm.org or call 608 256-2001; The cleansing power of fire; In a stunning development, Wisconsin “Supreme” Court sides with GOP; An assignment update from Floyd; No mistletoe snogging this year; And other Random Topics; Subscribe […] The post Birthday Boost Fund-Raiser appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Judas the Insurrectionist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 58:15

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants fights off the tryptophan long enough to dis turkeys while Mel fights through the Black Friday crowds;  The relative merits of various leftovers; Another Covid variant to look forward to; CPAC bans Sesame Street characters from conference; CRT worries; Government cheese for manatees; UFO research & a […] The post Judas the Insurrectionist appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    International Men's Day Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 58:11

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Bull market for brown shirts & white sheets;  Voting districts connected via wormholes vs Mel's maps; Christmas shopping tips; A beer stream in Hawaii; The tyranny of Jimmy Carter's sweater; McCarthy drones on; The dirt on Gary Keiller;  Some back story on Floyd; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to […] The post International Men's Day Special appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Who Moved the Poop?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 58:45

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mel gets boosted;  Rodgers' weasel word non-apology; A possible evolution-based rationale for mask resistance; Compassion for ugly-eye people; Vaccines versus exorcisms; Black Friday preview; GOP apparently OK with wife-strangling senate candidate; The latest from Estonia; SmartyPants' strict rules for Christmas trees; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel […] The post Who Moved the Poop? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Cool California Condor Clones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 58:28

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Monsterism as a side-effect; The amount of bluegrass in Kentucky; Freudian Wonder Woman comic; Athanasius of Alexandria to sub for Aaron Rodgers on Sunday?;  A new list of banned books; Bible study with Smarty Pants; Tolkien & C.S. Lewis on religion; Illegal campaign contributions; Asexual reproduction in California Condors; […] The post Cool California Condor Clones appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Thin the Herd!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 57:55

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Ghost stories and herd thinning; Expanding child labor in Wisconsin; More Fossil Fuel Obfuscation; Words banned by the WIsconsin GOP; Wizard unemployment and flightless birds in New Zealand; Mummy news; Pre-Covid Pants; California worm-blobs; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast on itunes and never […] The post Thin the Herd! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Chinese Towel Conspiracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 58:31

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Plant-based Pants?;  Pink lemonade as a medicine delivery vehicle; James Brown's “cape guy”; A preview of the Fox Weather Channel;  Another installment of “Royals Watch”; A “Go-F***-Me” for Joe Manchin;  The “My Pillow Guy's” latest delusion; The latest shortage: lackeys; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & […] The post Chinese Towel Conspiracy appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    If Cobras Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Cobras

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 58:18

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Graham Parker, Sandhill Cranes and inattentive driving; Pants' retirement plan; A fair & balanced view of the holocaust; Saudi gifts and emoluments turn out to be fake; A Mindless Minion Card update; The Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies; Royal refreshment reduction; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the […] The post If Cobras Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Cobras appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Who Doesn't Like Vanilla Ice Cream?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Some Floyd trivia; Booty calls to MLB?; Free-market firepower fire sales; A convention of Covid contrarian chiropractors; Wisconsin GOP gunning for Sandhill Cranes; Quill pen ink tips; Brits having difficulty getting piggies to market; Mel still homeless?; Marie Antoinette uncensored; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & […] The post Who Doesn't Like Vanilla Ice Cream? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Same Sex Marriage in Switzerland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mel hits the road [to avoid Floyd?]; Floyd spins a yarn of lobsters & brake shoes while Gladys makes an appearance; Interesting origins of newspaper names; Texas GOP moves to protect incumbents; Tales of guns, fake maps & Boy Scouts; A theft from the Craft Fair on the Square; […] The post Same Sex Marriage in Switzerland appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    We'll Turn That Into REAL Money!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Esty's NPR Experience; Alabama legislature debates “separate but equal” provisions and women's suffrage…Really!; Hobby Lobby's dubious acquisitions; Britain to improve dental health; Giraffe guidelines de guerre; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast on itunes and never miss another episode [Unless the power goes off […] The post We'll Turn That Into REAL Money! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    It's All Relative

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Pledge drive gets donations from Tree the bus driver & Buttercup the zombie cat; Diminishing stature in the Netherlands; Few vacancies in Wisconsin hospitals despite rampant horse dewormer use; The latest theories on Fred Flintstone's tie; Pureblood delusions; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast […] The post It's All Relative appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Maryland Zebras

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 58:16

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Supervillain Shortcomings; Crackerland Roundup; How not to support young musicians; “Dr” Doom's dark secret; Robert E Lee statue refuses to give up its secrets; Madison mask mandate revised & extended; “Star Spangled Banner Protection Act”; Covid death rates' correlation with voting records; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the […] The post Maryland Zebras appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    A Tic-Tok Attack in Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 58:41

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Pants' prom memories and Labor Day's true origin; Another progress report on Chateau de Mel; Sacred Roman chickens; An odd take on constitutional rights; Supreme Court history and a pendulum deficit; Messing with Texas; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast on itunes and never […] The post A Tic-Tok Attack in Texas appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Just Say No!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 58:09

    This week on Mel & Floyd: A progress report on “Chez Mel”: He now has walls and a ceiling!; The most Boomer thing; Horse de-wormers and the problem with crumbs; The latest outrage from Waukesha; Pants' weird breakfast craving; GOP candidate outraged by library display; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd […] The post Just Say No! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    International Orangutan Day [also fundraising]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 56:19

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mel promises not to use your donations [608-256-2001, ext.3] to buy a wombat; Foosball Priests; Give war a chance?; A two-thirds compromise in Kentucky; Gun ownership remains stable; A long-overdue pardon in Massachusetts; World's oldest bank failing; How to tickle a rat; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the […] The post International Orangutan Day [also fundraising] appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Pants in 3-D!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 58:27

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Mel & Mr. Smarty Pants are together in the WORT studio for the first time since the Pandemic started; Blaming & shaming the “Unpersuadables” AKA “Spreadnecks”; A census overview; International discrepancies in Cheezits, tea and Coke; And other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast on itunes […] The post Pants in 3-D!! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Operation Unicorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 57:31

    This week on Mel & Floyd: It's The Gladys & Pants Show – In Mel & Floyd's absence, Gladys and Mr. Smarty Pants flirt with the notion of providing Actual News Coverage; A Latin Jazz perspective on Right Wing demonstrations; Pants recounts his Parisian exploits; Gladys quotes Newton's Third Law of Creampuffs; And other Random […] The post Operation Unicorn appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Running with the Bucks in Rhinelander

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 58:44

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Floyd stops by to hand in his incomplete assignment, communing with nature, a joke about DeForest, the latest on the stately Mel Manor renovation saga, Q-berts and maskholes in Michigan, jet pack or drone?, black hole news, and other random topics. Subscribe to the Mel and Floyd podcast on […] The post Running with the Bucks in Rhinelander appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Mel Flies Solo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 58:15

    This week on Mel & Floyd: A Hybrid Show, Part Live & Part Clip-Show; Mel Discusses Global Warming, Politics & More With Floyd and Smarty Pants in Clips From 2007 – Not Much Has Really Changed; Bezos In Space; Acid-Shooting Land Lobsters in Texas;  And Other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast […] The post Mel Flies Solo appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Freedom Phone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 58:31

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants Suggests Vaccine Incentives Before Fleeing the US; The Best Sauce With Fried Cheese Curds [As If the Cheese Isn't Enough Fat Already]; Reminiscing About the Pentagon Papers – Good Times!; More Covid Quackery; Overpriced Phones; And Other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd Podcast on […] The post The Freedom Phone appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The World's Smallest Book Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 57:38

    This week on Mel & Floyd: A Possible Connection Between Tooth Loss & Cognitive Decline; The Death of Big Jake; Toyota Takes a Stand; NYPD Beekeepers in Action!; Churchill Quoted to Advance a State Cheese(?!); Howler Monkey Genitals; Smarty Pants' Conversation With the Dalai Lama; And Other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd […] The post The World's Smallest Book Club appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    You Go To the Funeral With The Corpse You've Got…

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 58:07

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants Gets a Wake-Up Call From Karma While Mel Dodges Dysentery on the Oregon Trail; Old School Police Defunding On Film; A Billionaire's Private Army; A Connection Between Banking Procedures and…Parachute Pants??; Billionaires in Space; Gender Neutral BIrth Certificates; And Other Random Topics; Subscribe to the Mel & […] The post You Go To the Funeral With The Corpse You've Got… appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    A Nation of Hoarders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 58:01

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Right Wing “Floaters” and Election Fraud “Investigations”; Totalitarianism Lite; Brutal Heat Wave in Siberian Arctic; Flying Spaghetti Monster Labeled Hoax in Australia; Disney Gators Now Frolicking on Upstate Farm; Are Muskrat Vandals Ruining Our Roads?; The Great Pistachio and Golf Cart Heists; And Other Random Topics; Subscribe to the […] The post A Nation of Hoarders appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    The Barbarians at the Gates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 57:04

    This week on Mel & Floyd: Gladys Attempts a Remote Exorcism on Smarty Pants' Computer; Tax Policy, Putin Approval & Supreme Court Events; Education Department Fixes a Problem That Betsy DeVille Kinda Liked; Vaccination Progress; “Elevating the Pricing Ecosystem,” “Holistic Market Management” and other Price Rise Euphemisms; A Glut of Girl Scout Cookies; And Other […] The post The Barbarians at the Gates appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Season of Apologies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 56:00

    This week on Mel & Floyd: This week on Mel & Floyd: Pants-Popping Heat & The Lakes are Stinking Already; Europeans have “High Confidence” in U.S. Under Biden; Louie Gohmert Gets Astrophysical While a “Doctor” Warns against Vaccine-Induced Magnetism; Lake Mead Being Drained, No Word On Whether Punch-Cards Are Involved; Giant Aussie Dino; A Brief […] The post Season of Apologies appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

    Dropping Pearls for Esty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 61:55

    This week on Mel & Floyd: A WORT pledge drive & a Smarty Pants eat-a-thon; nerds drink free; unplanned sheep pregnancies and we accept livestock; minion convention badges means more work for She Who Must Be Obeyed, mindless minion D-Cubed is phoning it in, and other random topics. Subscribe to the Mel & Floyd podcast […] The post Dropping Pearls for Esty appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

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