Brandon Steiner and Dave Dameshek


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Show Summary

At the top of the show, Adam chats with Alison and Bryan about his horrible Labor Day weekend. Adam gives some updates on his dad’s health, and talks about a long day at the hospital with Ray. He also discusses how the Carollas reacted to past family member’s deaths, and complains about some things he saw in the hospital.

Next up, Adam welcomes both Brandon Steiner and Dave Dameshek to the studio. The guys discuss the ‘holy grail’ of sports memorabilia, and which sports players are collectors themselves. Adam also talks about basing your success off your chin, and what became of the Man Show memorabilia. Later, the guys reveal their predictions for NFL week one, and the show wraps up with the Creep of the Week.


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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. Terry

    Is the guest booker on vaca or just anyone interesting / new gone for the summer?

    • Hugh Gashol
      Hugh Gashol09-09-2012

      GET IT ON !

    • Dain

      I feel like dameshek is shooting daggers at Brandon. “Keep your hands off my Ace!” -Dameshek

  2. Silent Running
    Silent Running09-05-2012

    For the love of FUCK, just bring back Daves of Thunder already!

    This is obviously misplaced guilt for cancelling it. Bring back DoT, the Goblin-fans can roll around in his stink to their hearts’ content, and the sane people will be let off the hook. Win-win!

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle09-05-2012

      The best post of the day…Silent Running is “All Balls” on this one.

      • Justin

        Shek isn’t even JV. He’s freshman squad manager, bro.

      • jo ke
        jo ke09-05-2012

        shek and silent runnings are all Balls

    • Stan

      I’m just taking a guess here, but I imagine now that Dave works for the NFL and does a podcast he probably has a no compete clause or something of the like, I’m sure NFL Productions doesn’t want him doing multiple podcasts when they’re paying him.

  3. Brian in New Orleans
    Brian in New Orleans09-05-2012

    Yes! It’s been forever since Ace had Dameshek on!!!

    • Jane Moore
      Jane Moore09-05-2012

      I stoked! I can’t wait until David Wild is finally on again.

    • Tom Tompson
      Tom Tompson09-05-2012

      Yeah, It’s been a WHOLE WEEK!

    • Mason Jar
      Mason Jar09-06-2012

      Ha ha, awesome post!

      This revolving David Wild/ DameSUCK thing is mind boggling. Please make the unfunny/uninteresting/ sports horsehit stop!!!

      Where’s Larry Miller or DAG? Or how about taking calls. God, anything else.

  4. douchebagel

    God damn… sports talk is oppressively boring. Please stop punishing us Adam.

    • Jason

      Got to agree, I guess Im in the minority here, but I can’t stand Dameshek.
      He’s not funny, brings nothing to the show.

      • Justin

        Not in the minority. Not at all.

      • allison

        I agree.

  5. JoeyDetroit37

    A. The old satudio looked better.. The new one looks like you hung up bed sheets. It was awesome when the show was live every night on ustream. The choice of music before the actual show began was great. The chat room was great. The live video of the show prep was great.// Now you have some dark room where you can see the curls in the bed sheets hanging on the wall, and no live. NICE


      this shows your lack of knowledge, the “sheets”, aside from displaying the company logo are used for sound dampening to minimize reverb/noise, the flatter and smoother the surface, the higher the likelihood for voices to bounce back into the mics – hence the reasoning for just hanging as is. in terms of eliminating the live stream, most likely there were not enough users of the service to make vs the amount of money they spent on running it. if you notice they are constantly doing advertisements throughout the show – it’s a business and the logical thing would be to cut something that is costing funds if it is not even breaking even.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle09-05-2012

      Yeah but still…the new logo has an awesome lens flare.

    • audbreezy

      where’s B?

  6. JoeyDetroit37

    Little advice my grandfather gave to me a long time ago…. “If it works, don’t fix it.”

    • jeff

      My grandfather gave me some advice too, “Don’t ever listen to dummies from Detroit.”

  7. jorm_valadez

    I hope your father gets better, Adam.

    • REB

      He pulled through? That’s so cool; I listened only to the beginning and it sounded grim, so much so I preferred not to hear what sounded like a sure-thing sad ending. Here’s hoping he improves.

  8. Tyler

    Here’s hoping Jim’s health improves. Thanks for the great show as always.

  9. Doug

    Wow, Dameshek again? Really? I’m done listening to any podcast with Dave on it. It’s just become too much and too often. He’s not very funny, his voice is annoying, he kisses Dave’s ass, and he’s not very funny. Adam, for the love of our fictional God, please limit Dave to once every month or two.

  10. Back sack& Ass crack
    Back sack& Ass crack09-05-2012

    Fuckin Goblin again! Just interview Molly if you’re out of guests. She would be much more interesting!

  11. TIMOTH

    Dave looks like someone is squeezing his pecker in this pic. Haha.

  12. Dave

    Why all the criticism of Dameshek and the other guests?

    Just listen to the parts you like, and fast forward through the parts you don’t want to hear.

  13. nAAter

    Tony Villar is the DNC chaiman and that’s all you need to know about TODAYS democrat party.

  14. Admiral Kent
    Admiral Kent09-05-2012

    In the photo Dame Shek has an expression that matches his creepy pedo-laugh.

  15. Admiral Kent
    Admiral Kent09-05-2012

    Sorry to hear about your dad, Adam…man! Try hooking his horn into the ventilator…that may rouse him.

  16. mitchw

    In Re your father’s house and your own loan application

    If a house is bought for 15K with 20% down payment, then later sold for 18K, that is a 3K increase. However, it is a 100% profit on capital, since 20% of 15K is 3K. You’re smart, Adam, you get what I’m saying to you here.

    As for the bank wanting 30% down on your own current request, consider that the only thing keeping your bank open is Federal Reserve support and regulators looking the other way on the correct valuation of their existing real estate portfolio. If banks had to properly account for their loans, particularly the second mortgages, they would drop down a shaft to the center of the planet, and take us with them. In fact the whole financial system is only going because of trillions of dollars of support around the world. You had jack sh*t to do with that.

    • liberalsRstupid

      The only reason America isn;t in a Greece type of situation right now is that we have the native advantage of being the “World Currency”. Plain and simple…

      • liberalsRstupid

        QE3 might make the World reconsider that natural advantage…

  17. steve _montreal
    steve _montreal09-05-2012

    I prefer no guest than Dave Dameshek

  18. Admiral Kent
    Admiral Kent09-05-2012

    Dame Shek in the DeLorean looks just like Doc Brown (Eye).

  19. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle09-05-2012

    Every Cubs game I have ever been to, some drunk guy does a trough run.

  20. Justin

    Eliminate Damashek (lame/not funny/boring), and David Wild (lame/not funny/boring)…….please. And your music tastes are, yep, lame/not funny/boring. But Devil Went Down to Georgia is hardcore.

    • Mitch

      I said Good Day to you!

  21. alconfused

    PLEASE!!!! Give us a break from this unfunny douche. With so many awesome people out there, you force us to listen to this assbag. He’s insulting to the REAL funny folks there and he just repeats Aceman’s old riffs. I only hope the sponsors are reading this, because you are in danger of losing listeners. GIVE US WHAT WE WANT…… PLEASE!!!!

  22. kopema

    I quit about halfway through. Sports can be interesting to watch, but listening to other people have a conversation about it second-hand is almost as dull as listening to people talk about what kind of music they like to listen to…

    This isn’t the Tonight Show, it’s not going to draw such big celebrities that people will actually care about their stupid lives, hobbies or personal interests. Adam’s guests usually talk about topics with a narrow appeal, and Adam has to work his ass off to broaden the scope and bring things to a level most people can identify with.

    It was more noticeable today than most days, because Adam was too distracted to single-handedly carry the show as well as he usually does, but he needs to have more comedians on who can at least TRY to help provide entertainment. I’m sorry, but all Damashek’s really got going for him is a vaguely cartoonish voice. I could listen to him riff about sandwich toppings maybe once a year or so, but twice a week? Um, no thanks.

  23. Cheechu

    More Shek! Big fan

    • bill

      Here’s another lonely voice in Dave’s corner too.

      • Can't Hang an Oak Door, Fag
        Can't Hang an Oak Door, Fag09-06-2012

        Shek has some Will Ferrell in him… He’s hilarious in 10 minute dosrs if he’s not the lead act, and unbearable beyond that. I thoroughly enjoy his weekly appearances. Please don’t bring back Dave’s of Thunder.

  24. Blimey

    I find it disturbing also to see how the elevator and bathroom were vandalized. However, Adam’s best buddy Ray is of the same mentality as that vandal. Ray is a big fan of flinging his feces and peeing on people. I wonder if Adam thinks Ray should also be put down.

    • Brother P-Touch
      Brother P-Touch09-06-2012


      ray is a fucking clownbag

  25. stnuntrnd

    Glass-scratching desecration of bathroom mirrors in a well-known Frank Lloyd Wright designed govt building in Nocal: the L.A. scourge is metastasizing …

  26. Mike Zaccaro
    Mike Zaccaro09-05-2012

    Every “Holy Grail” Item he listed for baseball memorabilia is yankee related. Yes… I am sure one of Derek Jeter’s used condoms would be worth more than anything Ted Williams or Hank Aaron touched…

  27. goatfucker

    great show, love the sports talk & memorbilia.

    you fags want girl talk listen to stern

    • DT58

      Totally agree. Listening to Adam AND hear about sports is the best of both world. Those girls that are complaining need to do their nails instead of listening to a FREE podcast. Love me some Dameshek at least once a week. Love him on NFL network as well. Dave, don’t listen to these girls whine because for every 1 that complains there are 1000 that loves listening. Hope your Dad fully recovers Ace….get it on!!!!

    • Mo

      Fuckin’ A

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle09-05-2012

      Baba Booey.

  28. ChicagoCarrollaFan

    Enough of Dameshek and Wild already, I want someone on to talk about cheese.

  29. SubDude

    For those that constantly take issue with comments about Adam being a rich douche should listen to this podcast closely.

    His own father is on his death bed this weekend and Adam actually has to take issue with finding out that his dad has been getting $85 hair cuts? Wow. Time and place really are lost on the dude. He’s so arrogant that he just can’t get over himself? On the 12/13/11 podcast, Adam was literally in tears about his old friend Phillip The Juggler that he hadn’t seen in about 15 years but, his own dad just gets a callous jag about expensive hair cuts and how his holiday weekend was ruined.

    Kind of a dick move.

    • George

      It’s called comedy. I laughed. It’s why we listen.

    • Delta Fu
      Delta Fu09-10-2012

      Maybe that shows that where he has really feelings for Philip he doesn’t have such strong feelings for a man who was not a very good father.

  30. Me

    Enough Dameshek… there is nothing even remotely humorous that ever comes out of that man’s mouth.

  31. David

    Helmet over blow-hole on dolphin … good one, Alison …

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle09-05-2012

      Blow-hole…good name for A’s M.

  32. Kebin

    I hate Dave Damashek. I have never missed a podcast. If you keep bringing him back I am gone. I SAID GOOD DAY !

  33. andy

    Hope Jimmy makes it, Aceman. Thanks for sharing.

  34. GREG

    Jesus Christ guys! This whole story about Adams dad and y’all are bitching about D. Damasheck. (who is fucking funny) Ace best wishes to your old man and a speedy recovery

    • Debbie

      I totally agree. What a group of jerkwad assholes.

      Adam, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with him, with you and your family.

  35. Tread

    speaking of head injuries, where the hells Larry Miller? Status please.. jeez.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle09-05-2012

      There are five levels of a concussion.

    • Charles

      Last I heard from producer Jeff he is making steady progress. He will be back eventualy.

  36. Will T.
    Will T.09-05-2012

    Years ago someone made the mistake of telling Damashek he’s funny and now we all suffer. Get well Jim Carolla

  37. mildly amused
    mildly amused09-05-2012

    Dameshek is great! I feel sorry for all of you slack jawed mouth breathers with no sense of humor, that don’t love the Shek.

    • ChicagoCarrollaFan

      I don’t mind Dameshek but he is definitely not funny.

  38. setlasmon

    I was waiting for someone to say that dude looks like Sandusky, but I guess its on me. that dude looks like Sandusky.

    SHEK RULES! all you sniveling little Donnies can shut the fuck up.

    • Moonie

      Double true

  39. DFGRulz

    Was the priest annoyed? haha Seriously though, your story touched my heart brah.

  40. Oregon Jake
    Oregon Jake09-05-2012

    Doesn’t Damesheck have anything better to do than annoy the fuck out of everyone. 4 out of 5 people agree, Dave Damesheck isn’t funny, he sucks. He tries to yell and complain to be like Adam, fuck off Dave and stop dragging the show down.

  41. Grendel Jones
    Grendel Jones09-05-2012

    Dameshek twice in a week! Ahahahahaha the more people complain the more Adam gives us. I love it! Although I was saddened that Dameshek down-played his normally fervorous “hit it Bald!” Dameshek seemed a little sedate this time around. Don’t let the trolls bring you down!

    How is it people associated with Adam end up with freakish head injuries? First Larry Miller and now Jim Carolla. Family, guests and crew may want to invest in helmets. Seriously though I wish them both the best.

    Adam you’re a trooper for putting on a show today. Thanks for the dedication to your fans.

  42. Rob Kine
    Rob Kine09-05-2012

    Steiner is a douche that drives up the cost of memorabilia…. also go O’s asshat.

  43. bmichaelhorn

    Really emotional first half. Hope your father has a fast recovery, Adam.

  44. Cole

    Adam tells a story about his dad almost dying and all people can complain about is too much sports or bad guests. If you don’t like sports don’t listen. It’s part of the show and a lot of us enjoy it.

  45. Dan

    Holy smokes man! Really sorry to hear about your dad man!

  46. JERK!

    Everyone complaining about Dave Dameshek, talking about sports, etc. – it’s not as if this is some wholly new thing. Sure Dameshek wasn’t on the program for a little while, but he was on the radio show for a long time, and Bald and Adam talk sports all the time.

    Obviously the comedy aspect is one of the biggest reasons people listen to the podcast, but the rest is part of the package deal.

  47. SeattleACEfan

    Tough news about Adam’s father. Best wishes to Adam and his family and to Jim Carolla hoping for a complete recovery. Stop bitching about Shek and show some support for Adam. He jokes about all this, but he is human and I am sure this is more difficult for him than he is letting on.

  48. Matt

    Wow I at the point to where when I looked at the site and saw today’s episode I said to myself

    “Sweet, a Shekesode!”

    Love me some Dameshek

  49. Tim

    Get well Grandpa Carolla

  50. TS

    At first I was confused as to why so few people were commenting on the fact that Carolla spent the first part of the show talking about how his father was dying. But then I realized that most of the people leaving comments haven’t actually listened to the episode, yet.

  51. B-Shizzle

    I love Damashek. Weird how he is so polarizing, though.

  52. Karl

    I don’t what you guys are complaining about with DD. I can see ho David Wild can be a bit boring but Dameshek is really funny. ACE: Don’t listen to the haters!!!

  53. Sink Slash Urinal
    Sink Slash Urinal09-05-2012



    20% LESS A FAN NOW

  54. Rex Montana
    Rex Montana09-05-2012

    Battle of the Roses Noses.

  55. Rex Montana
    Rex Montana09-05-2012

    Also, the Dolphins’ logo makes the dolphin look retarded, (leaping without a goal), and that’s an achievement. I wonder… was there a conspiracy, in the 70’s, to portray dolphins as retarded? I can make a fire w/ sticks.

  56. Braying Sports Aficianado
    Braying Sports Aficianado09-05-2012

    Shekburger with Onion Sheks TWICE this week?!?!

    Big Fan!!!

  57. Mo

    The chair Bob Knight threw wasn’t folding.

  58. Alan

    Does Adam actually think the federal government dictates the amount you have to put down on a loan/mortgage? The Federal Reserve (a private bank, with government appointed members) sets the amount of money a bank has to have on reserve based on their deposits and sets the discount rate to banks, but beyond that, the regulations are not all that stringent. I myself have never missed a single mortgage payment in my life, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get any loan I want. Is it possible Adam is not as rich as he thinks he is or maybe is a little overextended?

    Adam should try not being a victim so much.

  59. Gonzo

    Get well soon Jim!!!!

    It was really hard to listen to the first half of the show today

  60. Sink Slash Urinal
    Sink Slash Urinal09-05-2012

    THANK You Gonzo

    Exactly F That 30mins of Pure Noise

    • Debbie

      Gonzo didn’t mean that it was noise, you moron.

  61. SamuelJH

    Thank you.

  62. Chris Williams
    Chris Williams09-06-2012

    (Adam, best wishes to your dad)
    I have been a loyal listener since day one of the podcast and never miss and episode.
    I HATE with all my heart seeing DAMESHEK on the guest list for the day.

  63. IBrokeMyUvula

    GET WELL SOON Mr. Carolla

  64. DanofSac

    Love me some “Shek”; he kept the somewhat dull sports memorabilia segment interesting. Thanks for sharing your weekend with us Ace; we are all pulling for your Pops. I need to re-listen to this podcast because Alison had a hysterical one word comment after 15 minutes of not hearing her voice. It was when Adam, Shek, and Brandon (does anyone else think he is too old to be named Brandon? He looks like a Mort or a Stan) were yammering and I was only sort of listening. Anyway Alison had superb timing as usual and I need to listen again.

  65. pars42

    Talk about first world problems!
    If you don’t like shek or any other guest, turn it off, fast forward, do anything else but quit fucking whining! Holy shit!

    • Peter

      not all of it is whining, its providing feedback. I dont see anything wrong with people voicing wether or not they like people that Adam is having on the show on a now weekly basis. If a large vocal group of the listeners dont like him they have a right to speak out, as others who like him do. and your right, you can just skip it or fast forward but the point is people feel adams time and talents are wasted on this guy.

  66. setlasmon

    I don’t know what I love more. Dameshek on the show, or knowing that a thousand pouty babies are super upset with their free entertainment that day.

  67. Pete Rock
    Pete Rock09-06-2012

    How bout them Cowboys!?!?!

  68. Uncle Spooge
    Uncle Spooge09-06-2012

    Hey you know what internet guys love? Sports no wait we fucking hate it. Fuck all sports

    • Brother P-Touch
      Brother P-Touch09-06-2012

      As a sports fan, it’s especially disheartening to see this post from such a well respected individual as “Uncle Spooge”

      • Debbie

        I am now wishing there were a way to “Like” comments.

  69. Mark

    Loved listening to a New York blowhard after watching the Cowboys kick ass last night.

    • Chuck D
      Chuck D09-07-2012

      Had the same thought–some mixture of rage and ultimate satisfaction as I listened to this idiot, after watching the game Wednesda, talk about how the Cowboys have “no quarterback.” Anytime someone starts talking sh** about Romo I immediately tune them out, because anyone who actually watches football or knows anything about the game knows that Romo is elite, and one of the best in the game today, if not ever. This guy is a hack.

  70. Balding Daniel
    Balding Daniel09-06-2012

    Lovin’ Shek as a regular on the show. Steiner reminded me a little of James Babydoll Dixon

  71. Seattleite

    This is kind of funny listening to this on Thursday right after Romo rolled over the giants… oops.

  72. Peter

    please I beg you no more Dameshek…. I’ll paypal you some cash if we can limit these appearances to twice a year.

  73. Brother P-Touch
    Brother P-Touch09-06-2012

    Shek is looking at Steiner like he wants his hog. Talk about the creep of the week. Yikes.

  74. Larry R
    Larry R09-06-2012

    I dig DAVE DAMESHEK and his almost sports but he needs to be the “Creep of the Year”!!!
    Because he dose not know that the “M” on the Dolphins’ is for Miami………..
    as in the MIAMI DOLPHINS!!!!!!!
    PEW!! PEW!!! with a Greedo style light-saber!!

  75. stubbs

    The hospital rant about the gang signs, scratches reminds me of Holden Caufield’s rant in The Catcher in the Rye about finding “fuck you” written everywhere you didn’t expect..

    “You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful, because there isn’t any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write ‘Fuck you’ right under your nose. Even on your tombstone” (Salinger 204).

  76. Eric

    Love me some Dameshek!

  77. mpanth84us

    Please if pops Carolla survives let the man come on the show and play his trumpet!!! All my best to the Carolla family and to Ray.

  78. Just Me
    Just Me09-06-2012

    Ace, hope your Dad continues to repair quickly. Thanks for telling us.

  79. Robert

    Go Cowboys, suck it Steiner!

  80. Tony

    jaw dropping news with the whole jim thing, very sad and we’re all hoping for a speedy recovery. also, it looks like a lot of people hate the daves, better not have them on any more… or keep having them on, either way i’ll still listen and it’s still free!

  81. kevin

    Glad to hear that Jim is moving to a better place in the woods with all hope of him going home to his wife and playing some more trumpet. I hope he and Adam’s mom both are around a long time to continue frustrating the hell out of Adam. Best wishes to Adam and his family and all the gang at ACE broadcasting.

  82. iver23

    Shek Rules!!!

  83. JT

    Sorry you had a rough week, AceMan. Sending pops-Carolla best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  84. Elle

    Adam/Dave – please don’t confuse UW and Washington State. BIG difference.

  85. Mike

    Don’t like Shek or Wild? Looks like nobody is listening since they are on every week. Just skip that day’s show and move on. Save your breath angry people. Nobody is changing anything based on anonymous opinions on the web.

  86. Chester

    More Jacuzzi Thoughts.

  87. Chris

    Adam kept referring to it as a “Urinal Trough” but I think he means “Trough Urinal.” I don’t know anyone who would need the former.

    • Hugh Gashol
      Hugh Gashol09-09-2012

      You are wrong sir. Check out Urban Dictionary.

  88. liberalsRstupid

    The owner of the Red Sox John Henry is part owner of iRacing and is also part owner of the Hendricks Nascar teams.

    Thats a W… LOLOL… Can the football experts be more wrong Adam youre onto something. What scares the piss out of me is these experts pick the Niners to beat GBay. That means they will lose tomorrow.

    Giants got lucky last year…

  89. liberalsRstupid

    Football is back, FUCK YEA… That should be the name for the new MNF song.

  90. Guy SMiley
    Guy SMiley09-08-2012

    You take away a man’s show and he has nothing lef tot live for. I’m sure this is Adam’s fault.

  91. matt

    Dave is hilarious. This guy was as self-promoting and self-serving as they come. And his JETS and GIANTS “W’s” couldn’t have been more wrong. Stick with selling New York one piece at a time rather than picking games.

    I think Alison’s comment “Oooh…does anybody die?” has to go down as most awkward moment in 2012 Podcast. Or was it when Ace said “It’s a real Colonel, not like Colonel Sanders or Parker” right before getting his honorary Colonel-izing from Kentucky.

    Good times…

  92. tom

    Dave – Gang Green is a re-used name also – it was the University of Oregon’s defense circa 1994.

  93. Ryan

    Love me some Shek.

  94. Doug

    Dameshek is to podcasts what passion fruit is to iced tea: FUCKING TERRIBLE.

    Enough already, Ace.

  95. eddie

    That chicken scratch isnt gang graffiti, its more like some 15 year old kids trying to be bad ass.

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