Arsenio Hall and Dave Dameshek


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Show Summary

At the top of the show, Adam talks with the Porcelain Punisher about a disfigured pen he found in his office. Adam also rants about seatbelt commercials, and the guys listen to a section of the new audiobook. Alison then starts up the news with a discussion of the death of Donna Summer. They also talk about the new iPhone being slightly bigger than the last, and the growing ratio of non-white births in the US. Arsenio Hall then calls in, and the guys discuss their anticipation for this weekend’s Celebrity Apprentice finale.

Next up, Dave Dameshek steps into the studio and talks with Adam about doing another Basic Cable Commentary in the near future. The guys then begin a new segment, #1 Sports, and Shek talks about the unlikeable line-up of Lakers, the lack of endorsements via tattoo, and the future of the NFL. Adam recalls how uncomfortable football practices used to be, but stresses the importance of teamwork. As the show wraps up, the guys talk about the sports documentary series Hard Knocks, and the Creep of the Week.


Catch the Celebrity Apprentice Finale, this Sunday at 9pm on NBC. You can also follow Arsenio Hall on Twitter @ArsenioOfficial.

Dave Dameshek is on Twitter @Dameshek, or visit his site: http://davedameshek.nfl.com


Comparing Seatbelt Commercials

Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. Silent Running
    Silent Running05-18-2012


    • Dan

      Whats up with the 78 Toyota Corona Wagon photo?

    DAVE IS BACK05-18-2012


  3. Takeda

    Trickle down economics doesn’t work, Dave Damage-It? Well, I guess you won’t be asking for any more time on the world’s most downloaded podcast, right genius?

  4. Bill

    I still find it hard to get up in the morning knowing I face a world without Daves of Thunder. And it was destroyed by a non-entity like Donny.

    • I'm Swooning
      I'm Swooning05-20-2012

      Couldn’t Agree More. DOT was my reason to live

      • I'm Swooning
        I'm Swooning05-20-2012

        Now lets get Feeney back on the air already. I can’t believe he doesn’t have a show, it makes me sick.

        • Wilson

          Rags on Sticks

        • Wilson

          Lest us not forget he is occupied with his love, his lady

    • jay

      The weasel Donny doesn’t get his way so he punishes thousands of fans. What a fucking joke rip, DoT.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle05-21-2012

      That was one of the few good things Donny did.

  5. thomas

    Ahhhhh, like a breath of fresh aiiiiiiir. Dave sounded so great with Alison on the show. Man I missed Dave so much. That was a greaaaaat show! I must go now so I can buy something from Amazon and click on the link that says Adam Carolla Show. Love you guys!

  6. Kevin Rubio
    Kevin Rubio05-18-2012

    Hey Gary-

    Way to f*ck up the promo shoot.

  7. Chad

    Yes! Love ‘Shek!

  8. Fake Nipsy Russell
    Fake Nipsy Russell05-18-2012


    The Shek is back to cut out the noise. We can only hope there’s an X-Rated yarn spun about the sea….

  9. cristo


    “In 2008, Hispanics represented the
    largest (45.5%) ethnic group among
    DUI arrests, as they have each year
    since 1992…The average age of a
    convicted DUI offender in 2008 was
    30 years old.”

    lucky guess adam!

  10. Patrick

    Enjoy the podcast but this one sucked. Making fun of John Hamilton’s beliefs? Keep your racist rants old man but consider refraining on speaking about subjects you have no clue about. You’re an atheist right, so when it comes to religion pls stfu. Oh and Dameshek is a “yes and” kind of guy so i usually stop listening when he comes on, nothing interesting ever from him. Enjoyed Arsenio, Mahalo.

    • ross

      This is the problem w/ religious people. You’re ok with racism and other kinds of discrimination, until it affects you. Fucking hypocrites

  11. MC White
    MC White05-18-2012

    Where are they still showing seat belt commercials? Simple solution, Adam. Stop watching the channels that are still showing them. Speak with your wallet, and STFU.

  12. Paul

    My Dad had a Toyota Carina.

  13. B-Shizzle

    YEESSSSS! Damashek is in the house! Let the tards rejoice! (that includes me…)

  14. Kain

    Happy Friday Ace and team!

  15. Tim


  16. Martin

    Let It Begin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okey Dokey ?

  17. TS

    Was listening to Carolla on Pete Holmes’ podcast last week, and was glad it got a shoutout here on the show, soon after.

    Carolla does a lot of appearances here and there- would it it be possible to get some sort of news ticker on the front page, maybe below the “live shows” section? From podcasts to radio shows to appearances on cable news shows, or, most simply, when he’s on The Apprentice, etc., the guy gets around.

    • Gabrielle

      COULD NOT AGREE MORE!! My mom will say ‘I saw your boyfriend (Adam) on the no spin zone’ and I get PISSED 🙁

  18. nAAter

    The state of CA chooses the “clicket or ticket” campaign because the higher the fine, the lower the auto insurance rate the commisioner can negotiate for the state as a whole. Stupid? Maybe.

  19. David

    Dameshek, you handsome devil you..

  20. Steve Hatchett
    Steve Hatchett05-18-2012

    Gotta love Dameshek.

  21. Diana Hathaway
    Diana Hathaway05-18-2012

    My niece’s son is named either Trevor or Trevon – I can NEVER remember so I always send him cards that say “Dear Trev” I really can’t ask her at this point as he’s 7 years old.

    • An Onny
      An Onny05-26-2012

      Well, is he white or black? That should give you a clue if he’s a Trevor or a Trevon! 😉

  22. GeekBoyWonder

    Where is the picture of the pen?

  23. Shek's sack
    Shek's sack05-18-2012

    Long live Daves of Thunder

  24. -//PEHB//-

    What works then Dameshek?: ‘Trickle up”, “Trickle sideways” Trickle backwards” maybe “ Circular Trickles” stick to comedy and sports.

    Leave economics to the older kids. Suprised you didn’t stick the “Pie” talking points and who gets what pieces of the financial mmmm good, apple pie instead of baking more pies? Seems to be the moron go to.

    A lot of opinionated smart entertainers but smart does not equate to actual intelligence, just a couple notches above retard, or so it seems.

    • jay

      I find it amazing that even in the midst of the massive economic failure partially caused by trickle down economics, people still rush to it’s defense. Someone who owns a bank only needs 6 tellers, if they pay 40% less in taxes they still only need 6 tellers, tax breaks for wealthy people never create any jobs and they never have historically. I don’t understand people who ignore trends that go back hundreds of years.

      • reb

        if all bankers pay 40% less in taxes, among other things they bid up the cost of labor (i.e. tellers). there’s always some “trickle down”; maybe not enough; maybe enough. but just because you’ve heard the phrase “trickle down economics was a failed experiment of the reagan years” enough times on TV to deem it true, there’s a bit more to it than that.

    • rich fight in all WARS
      rich fight in all WARS05-23-2012

      Consumer demand forces owners to hire more. They don’t want to do it. They are forced to. Right now companies are making profits off of skeleton crews. They say the reason they don’t hire is because there is no consumer demand for the additional product.

      When you have employees making less and less cash, they can only demand less and less.

      History lesson, Henry Ford was criticized for paying his workers $5 a day back in the day. His response, “I want my employees to be able to buy my cars.”

      Millionaires make up the lies that suckers buy. Look at wages, wages goes up for CEO’s and is flat for workers. Adam bitched about having to make hot deli sandwiches that would cause discomfort to his fingers. He said he could not handle doing that job. But he could be a CEO because that is a puss job for pussies. How much is enough cash? Middle class and poor get screwed non stop. U buy rich (Job creators ) bull shit. Facts aren’t on your side. Liberals are always smarter than right wing tards!

  25. Darican

    Adam, You should really do something with Arsenio…. You guys sound great together and feed off each other well…. I know I made it sound like a gay relationship but hey… the truth has to be said…

  26. Another Another Adam
    Another Another Adam05-18-2012

    The first line of the Wikipedia page on the Ford Festiva: “Not to be confused with the Ford Fiesta.”

  27. GOD

    My son has 2 kids on his baseball team, one is Conner, the other is Connell. Drives me f’n crazy trying to remember which one is which. I end up just calling them both “con”. It would be ironic if at some point they turn to a life of crime and end up in jail.

  28. Cheechu

    Hell yeah!

    • Teemu

      Hell yeah is right!

  29. GuyDudeBro

    Hell Ya! I would start listening everyday again instead of once every 2 or 3 weeks if you would just tell Alison to kick rocks and replace her with Dameshek.

    finally something worth listening to… GET IT ON!

  30. theMisterLister


    i just can’t get into his football podcast, no matter how hard i try 🙁

    • David

      Its cause his co-host sucks.

  31. tlewis

    Hooray for Shek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOT forever!

  32. jbtatro

    Toyota Corona! My first car also.

  33. theMisterLister

    Someone tell adam that “our” culture is simply what happened when europeans imported their culture the way he accuses hispanic people of doing

  34. george

    nice discussion of phones growing to 4 inches- which is what androids have been forever. i guess it shows how dominant apple is in the market

  35. Dan

    Damashek is terrible, and not funny at all…

  36. Freedom Williams
    Freedom Williams05-18-2012

    I was amazed at the amount of negative comments on yesterdays show. I’m happy to see that it is patently obvious at this point in history that traitorous capitalist business criminals are an enemy to all, yet I don’t believe we are going to hear Adam address this fact anytime soon. Allison if you’re reading this please keep up the good work of calling Adam on his totally baseless political opinions and turn up the heat.

  37. Joe Santos
    Joe Santos05-18-2012

    Wow, that picture of Matt’s pen that you guys thoughtfully put on the website really brought the story to life.

  38. Tim

    Doesn’t get much better than Ace and Dameshek together again.

  39. doug

    great show! really loved all the football talk.

  40. Boss

    When Adam was explaining the problem with higher birthrates among non-whites, why didn’t bald Bryan just loop in the audio of him saying how awesome it is that between the 10 adults at Ace Broadcasting, they only have 3 kids? If you want a country of rich white people, at some point rich white people are going to have to have some kids.

  41. Elle

    Thank u Bryan!! I was thinking non-white means they can be white but also something else – mixed race as you say. Like me! I look white but I’m not just white.

  42. Mitch

    Is it just me or is the Amazon link broken?

  43. Boring, Oregon
    Boring, Oregon05-18-2012

    ok im going to be Aceman’s agent for a minute.

    Reverse the Right Wing Blowhard campaign, it just goes to unfunny land and then gets stuck like when your robotic vaccuum gets stuck behind the coffee table and cant finish the rest of the effing room.

    Adam’s sweet spot is easy to identify, politics just pisses him off too much but about Cars, Sports and Construction he will wax rhapsodic.

    The Top Gear show is one of the most successful, entertaining, long running BBC shows of all time. They blow things up, conduct weird car related contests among the cohosts and generally thumb their noses at the politically correct.

    Top Gear America on the other hand sucks because the hosts are milquetoast nobodies with no personality and no angle. Not even sure they love cars.

    Aceman if i was your agent i would get you on that show and you would kick holy ass instead of being made to look foolish on these mercenary reality show assignments where you inevitably get cast as the boor.

  44. Trickle Down Me please
    Trickle Down Me please05-18-2012

    Trickle down works, you moron. Do you get raises if your company is doing well or poorly? If your company is doing well and giving raises, who is making tons more money than you? The boss, the owner, the stock investor. Would we rather that the guy who renounced his US citizenship to flee US taxes on his Facebook stock stay and pay 10% or split because of the 25-40% tax rate and end up paying 0%? 10% you stupid obnoxious bitter career failure.

  45. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle05-18-2012

    Dameshek’s cackling laugh is like nails on a blackboard to me.
    Probably my least favorite re-occurring guests.

  46. DonnySac

    Three super religious christians sitting around discussing evolution – sounds like a bad idea, right?

  47. Cesar Bernal
    Cesar Bernal05-18-2012

    Love the show, Adam you’re the man!!!!

  48. mildly amused
    mildly amused05-18-2012

    Dameshek is the best guest ever, and needs to be there all the time.

  49. Andrew

    haha I remember playing a city with 2 teams. Lost to the shit team, which was their only win. Then beat the good team, which was their only loss. I don’t know how in the hell we lost to bad team, bunch of fatties, dwarfs, and half retards.

  50. Matt

    I’ve decided that Dameshek is alright, as long as he’s kept from being too Dameshek. Once he gets going with his catch-phrases and doing his own bits, the show goes downhill really fast.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle05-21-2012


  51. Matt

    Nevermind….. At least Dameshek’s “creep of the week” got pushed to the end of the show.

  52. Honey Badger
    Honey Badger05-18-2012

    LA Kings are having a record setting, 11-1 run in the playoffs with one win away from the Stanley Cup final. The’ve taken down the #1, #2 seeds, and now about to beat the #3 seed after they came in as the #8 seed. Practically a dream post season for any team. Dameshek couldn’t give them one fucking, under-his-breath mention you give to a snot nosed little brother like, “Good job.” ??? Not ONE????

    NO. Gotta talk about the Lakers because they are down 0-2 in their series and that’s more significant.

    Fuck Dameshek.

  53. Macaroni and Cheese
    Macaroni and Cheese05-18-2012

    Lol, “This is the thing you’re not going to judge?” (i.e. biting the pen). Even if Adam wasn’t saying you can’t judge, it’s sort of nice to hear Allison starting to call Adam out every once in a while instead of being so passive and agreeing with everything.

    As far as driving a manual vs. an automatic, there are obvious pros and cons to both. I drove stick shifts for the first 11 years of my car-owning career (from 16-27), and now for the past two years I’ve driven an automatic. Sitting in stop-and-go traffic on the freeway is infinitely more bearable in an automatic. I hated shifting every two seconds when you’d get up to speed, then having to downshift again and stop.

    Ironically, my current automatic still has more HP than all the manuals I owned, since I didn’t have as much money to afford a decent car back then, so even though it’s not a manual, the acceleration is better than my old cars. I could have opted for a manual version of the same model, but I just got tired of shifting in traffic so often.

  54. Macaroni and Cheese
    Macaroni and Cheese05-18-2012

    Love theCelebrity Apprentice behind the scenes stuff Arsenio mentioned. Never thought about the fact that someone could sing a Beatles song to purposefully make it so they couldn’t clear the take with legal. That’s genius!

    Penn is a smart guy, and I think the fact that he wouldn’t “play the game” is a testament to the type of guy he is. He seems to be someone who wouldn’t let mob mentality take over his decision making in an emergency type situation (i.e. he’s a good person who doesn’t act selfishly).

  55. dave

    “my son’t be playing football…because he’ll spend all day in a cardboard box fucking the shit out of his avatar”

    “andy reid looks like a fat snowmobiler”

    good stuff aceman

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle05-21-2012

      That’s why he get’s the big bucks.

  56. Brother P-Touch
    Brother P-Touch05-18-2012

    Damashek is the WORST. Tepid sports knowledge and zero humor. What a coup it was to get him on today! Who the hell still calls people a “creep”? Maybe he can start a new bit called “Heel of the Month” or the “Nogoodnik of the Year.”

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle05-21-2012

      “Scallywag of the Week.”

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle05-21-2012

      “This Week in Tomfoolery.”

  57. Adam

    THANK YOU! You listened to my emails and got a sport segment. Glad Dave is back.

  58. ebens

    dameshek is good friend of the family.. have him on more often

  59. Not That Steve-O
    Not That Steve-O05-18-2012

    Love Arsenio (okay, Dave D as well). I’d love to see Adam and Arsenio team up for some show, movie, even a weekly podcast would kick ass.

  60. Tim

    Get ’em Dave

  61. Donkey

    love Dameshek. miss him.

  62. Mitchell

    I was largely annoyed by Dave back on KLSX but I laughed like mad with him today. Maybe I’ve grown up, or maybe Dave’s finally come around my way.

  63. Mitchell

    By the way, they should have the newest comments at the top of this thing.

  64. Eggie Weggies
    Eggie Weggies05-20-2012

    Haha Dameshek is such a tool. I’ve heard him on two shows do that same Miami Heat-bourgeoisie bit and every time the other person would say “what?” and “you just wanted to say bourgeoisie, right?”

    Bring back Daves!

  65. Northe

    Glad to see Shek back around the old digs.

  66. Chris

    Love Dave. I need more lists and Creep of the Week theme songs in my life 😀

  67. Matt Cortese
    Matt Cortese05-21-2012

    Good podcast. Arsenio and Ace get along well and I love when Dameshek comes back in. It’s nice to hear old bits every once in a while.

    I also enjoy the weird complaints on here. It’s fine to not like someone (in this case Dave), but at least make a legitimate argument. Sayings things like “tepid sports knowledge” is just a lie, since he does have really good knowledge when it comes to sports.

  68. Norm Walker
    Norm Walker05-21-2012

    I don’t know if anyone on the staff realized that the whole time Adam was talking to Arsenio there was some music track playing in the background. It was turned way way down but still kind of distracting.

  69. Claudia

    Tamu (sic?)! When I hear his name I think of Dave (heart flutters). I miss you Shek! What say you fishbowl?
    I always look forward to Podcasts with Dave.

  70. Dave O'
    Dave O'05-23-2012

    I love the Donna Summer hair – looks like an Irish Water Spaniel – check it out.


  71. Jake

    Ugh, I can’t stand Dave Dameshek. I was so happy when they got rid of him on the radio show! I really hope he doesn’t become a regular on the podcast.

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