Capt. Dale Dye and Ray Oldhafer


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Show Summary

Adam opens the show discussing his recent visit to the Family Guy studios to do a voiceover for their new video game. He also talks about why he doesn’t like going on vacation, and chats with his buddy Ray about sneaking over the neighbor’s fence to cool off in their pool. Adam and Ray then answer a couple home improvement questions, including one from Alison.

Captain Dale Dye enters the studio next, and talks briefly about getting into the radio biz after the first Gulf War. Adam also asks him about being a combat consultant for actors in war movies, and which celebrity was the biggest weenie. Later, Dale tells his own story of enlisting in the Marines, fighting in three tours of Vietnam, and coping with the PTSD that followed.

Alison starts up the news discussing the two-time world’s fastest texter. They also talk about a girl who claimed her father water-boarded her in the sink. The last news story is about the American judo fighter who was disqualified from the Olympics, and the guys wrap the show discussing which Olympic events they’d like to see back in the spotlight.


For more on today’s guest, visit http://WarriorsInc.com

Also be sure to check out Ace on the House, every Saturday, and follow Ray on Twitter @RayOldhafer.

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. Ribbit

    There’s a hole in the bucket, Dear Liza.

    • Chris

      theres a frog on the log

    • Chris

      There’s a tail on the frog on the bump on the branch on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

  2. malcolm

    wow, Captain Dye was a pretty great guest. Interesting, articulate, affable, played along, had a sense of humor, Have him on again with more stories, please.

    • Another Adam
      Another Adam08-10-2012

      I agree. Dye is a quick-whit American badass with stories to tell. Bring him back.

    • Chuck


  3. Brian in New Orleans
    Brian in New Orleans08-09-2012

    As long as DAG isn’t in the pic I’ll listen.

  4. TS

    I remember Joe Rogan of all people coming onto this podcast a few years back, and saying that marijuana actually did offer a competitive advantage, because it calms the nerves so much. If you’re fighting in front of thousands of people and having the biggest match of your life in the thing you’ve been training to do for a decade….etc.

    Given that Rogan will go out of his way to defend weed, to the point of being irrational, it seems like something to consider.

  5. Alcoa Presents
    Alcoa Presents08-10-2012

    Great guest! Solar plexus and international ball (sack) sweat- get those drops!

  6. Hugh Gashol
    Hugh Gashol08-10-2012

    GET IT ON !

  7. Laurie

    Excellent show ! Fascinating stuff from Captain Dye. Women’s boxing had some play – no idea where the mens went….hmm

  8. Michael

    Hey Ace, why not offer Captain Dye a podcast (looks like his radio show was dropped), I think it would be really interesting, one of the better guests you have had on for quite some time! He would be a great replacement for the slot left open from your Dad’s podcast being cancelled. Hell, you could ask the good Captain if he would be interested in stepping in to replace your Dad altogether. I bet you he would read your books (bet he would even buy them himself).


    • Kestrell


  9. Mount Olympus
    Mount Olympus08-10-2012

    The reason why you’re seeing swimming and not boxing is because the USA dominates the swimming events, but all their boxers went out in the first rounds. American media doesn’t want to show US athletes losing heavily.

  10. Mark

    Had a Vietnam veteran and a waterboarding story but didn’t think to get the Captain’s thoughts on whether it is torture or not?

    • liberalsRstupid

      Considering Captain Dye likely underwent water boarding during trng the answer would have been obvious to any non-libtard civilian.

      • Kestrell

        +1 liberalsRstupid

  11. Rob Kine
    Rob Kine08-10-2012

    boxing has been on the entire time on MSNBC it’s been great

  12. liberalsRstupid

    Dale Dye is a TRUE American HERO and Im very glad he’s on the show. I haven’t listened yet but anytime the Author of “Run between the Raindrops” speaks it is a worthy listen. I just hope Adam doesn’t make a fool of himself in the presence of the Captain…

    Salute Captain!

  13. liberalsRstupid

    Im quite SHOCKED the Captain buys the PTSD bullcrap though… We now have soldiers getting lifetime disability based on some nonsense from the same people that said we would be under 10 feet of water about now…

    PTSD is a Liberals wet dream.

    • Silent Running
      Silent Running08-10-2012

      Real conservatives don’t worship soldiers, kid.

      • liberalsRstupid

        Kid, lol…

        • Dan

          Dumb Kid?

          • liberalsRstupid

            No, I’m an adult, whats your excuse loser?

    • Silent Running
      Silent Running08-11-2012

      Btw, even Audie Murphy had PTSD.

    • TreatPTSD

      PTSD Is very real, it is also very treatable. The military disability system is the bullcrap. I have a buddy that got 10% for pink eye.

      • liberalsRstupid

        I’m not saying PTSD isnt real Im saying it will be used weapon against the Taxpayer… PTSD isn;t limited to the Military. Life itself creates PTSD and adults deal with it… Have you driven the highways of SoCal lately?

      • chris

        10% is pretty much automatic.

        You can get 10% for minor hearing damage. Guess how they judge hearing? A hearing test in other words even if you do not have hearing damage (many of them do heck many normal people in their 30-40’s already have noticeable hearing damage) you can simple SAY to have hearing damage by performing badly on the hearing test.

        The problem with the service credit disability is in a lot of cases the ones who DON’T needed it scam the system and up their % BUT the one who truly needed it never get it.

    • lookout

      My grandfather had PTSD from WWII flying gliders into France. He struggled with it his entire life until his death in 1984. Thanks for your proud ignorance.

      • liberalsRstupid

        AND, your Grandfather didnt extract money out of the Taxpayer for it either now did he? That generation had morals, today not so much.. Pull your head out of your ass dickhead..

        • chris


          That is like someone having diabetes and you saying “well you have a disease BUT you should refuse to get any medical treatment” Meanwhile this untreated diabetes client ultimately has to amputate his legs and dies of a heart attack.

          PTSD is REAL. Yes people can “fake” it BUT there are TONS of people that actually have it and need help.

    • Cool Hwip
      Cool Hwip08-13-2012

      PTSD is real and many guys end up dealing with it through drug or alcohol addiction. But oh well, you don’t believe it and I don’t care. As far as I’m concerned, anybody who goes into a situation to dodge bullets, bombs and mortars for my wussie ass deserves a lot more than what the VA hospitals give out, particularly when we have P.O.S. teachers retiring in their 50’s (in CA) with a full pension and benefits.

      • chris


        I know people in the UC/ Cal State system can retire after 40 years and get most (all if they are 60) of their highest year pay as a pension. The same would apply for state employees.

        But teachers k-12 are COUNTY employees not STATE. They do not really have that amazing of a system. Yes it is better then some states but it is nothing to crazy.

        Just look at this difference.

        I would for the VA (federal government) a retirement system most employees in the USA would envy.

        I am going to retire at 57 (minimum retirement age) with 33 years (32 working and 1 year cashing out my sick leave).

        You take my average pay over a 3 year period (whichever period is the highest) and I will get 33% of that. Lets just say that average is 100k (will be higher but this is easier for math). I will get 33k a year for the rest of my life (plus health insurance).

        In the California State employee system my 57 year old self with 33 years experience would get 69% of my salary from my highest year (just 1 year so this means I could would 1 year in a much higher paying position and then quit) for the rest of my life. If I worked to 60 it would be 90% and if I could hold out to 64 it would be 100%.

        PLUS the minimum retirement age is 50 in the State system. So I could retire at age 50 and still get 29% of my highest salary for the rest of my life.

        The California State retirement plan is flat out CRAZY.

        I am 100% ok with my federal pension (many people would love to have it) but it is nothing compared to a government California employee.

  14. AD

    Olympic boxing has been a sad joke. Crooked judges, crooked refs. Azerbijan has somehow rigged the whole thing. Teddy Atlas is ready to knock everybody out. Oh and every US men boxer lost. That line in “The Hammer” about our olympic boxing record remains true.

  15. jj

    Has anyone else been disappointed in the quality of the shows in the past few weeks? I miss the 2009 format of the podcast – just ace and the guest. All of the other garbage (the segment with Ray, in this case), just gets in the way.

  16. setlasmon

    Ray looks beserk. insane just doesnt cover it.

  17. MikeD

    Adam, they stopped calling it the 440 in 1976, for fucks sake. It’s the 400

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee08-13-2012

      I think he was talking about a Mopar

  18. MikeD

    They never used the “pommel” horse for the vault. A pommel horse has handles on it.

  19. Ned

    The Olympic rant was one of the most retarded things I’ve heard on the podcast for awhile. CNBC covered the boxing nonstop for days. Bryan was proclaiming over and over “wrestling’s over” meanwhile I’m watching wrestling right now. Plus everything is available free streaming online, and they even have an app, so watch what you want.

    • goni

      go one Bald

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee08-13-2012

      I noticed that many sports like basket ball were on the deeper NBC channels while hula hoop gymnastics would be on the main NBC channel, what’s up with that?

  20. ben

    cnbc had the boxing…it was alright to watch I think amateur boxing w/ 3 two minute rounds is pretty exciting but one thing I didnt see was any mens heavyweight fights or super heavy fights..and every american male boxer lost…but the women won some medals…

  21. Laura

    Ray is the best! More ray:)

  22. Stone Gun
    Stone Gun08-10-2012

    “Tee if off and put a ball cock.”? I’m sure this housewife will have no problem hot tapping a live fire system and installing a valve. Good one Ray.

  23. Jesse

    Loved this show!

  24. Piss

    Ray should dress up as Mr. Slugworth for Halloween.

    • vaunted


  25. allison

    LOVED todays podcast. Great Guest and Great Stories

  26. Higgs

    For the girl who wants to disable the sprinkler system, the city more than likely has a seal on the enclosure that the shut off is in. If you break that seal and get caught it’s probably a pretty big fine. A lot like the meters for gas and electricity.

  27. inyoface

    Steven Spielberg should make a Vietnam War movie. There hasn’t really been a good movie of that war except Platoon.

    • Caliber Winfield
      Caliber Winfield08-11-2012

      You are very correct…

      I love Platoon. So my TiVo is always trying to recommend things like;

      Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the 4th of July, Hamburger Hill.

      What a stupid machine. Those aren’t Vietnam films…

      • May Kadoodee
        May Kadoodee08-13-2012

        “What’s your major malfunction numb nuts” – wha wha what?

      • Poochie's Uncle
        Poochie's Uncle08-13-2012

        “Stupid is as stupid does.”

  28. Patrick Dobrinen
    Patrick Dobrinen08-10-2012

    Telephonic Asperger’s: someone who is unable to read the social cues of the other person who wants to end the phone call.

  29. Go army
    Go army08-10-2012

    Why is everyone shocked at the fact that a vet is funny, Interesting and articulate? Should have my father on the cast. He has enough stories for a book/movie and it would be a great read. From running Vietnamese hookers(medically checked every 2 weeks) for his men to risking his life flying in to save some marines, he was army, because the marine pilots refused to fly. To risky.

    My point……..military vets are a treasure of stories so great and so many we couldn’t measure it.

    • Justin

      Some might say TOO risky

    • marco

      One guy said “wow” and you blow that up into “everyone” being shocked. Reminds me of when Adam starts out a sentence “Everyone always says…” followed by something nobody ever says, or “Everyone always does this thing where…” followed by something nobody ever does.

  30. chris18814

    Since it was brought up… Captain Dale Dye… Oliver North+Tommy Lee Jones

  31. Jenn

    Sharp guest!

  32. Juicefest020

    I’m happy the old soldier (whom I highly respect) did understand that plenty of civilians did 4 or 8 or more years of absolutely the toughest lives, in violent life-threatening neighbourhoods, in some of the most brutal construction or labor jobs in the world. All for a few dollars, no respect and to chip in a little tax money so soldiers can exist in the first place.

    Anyways, I’m having exactly the same problem as Adam. For whatever bad timing or otherwise, no matter when I tune into the Olympics:
    – I get the women’s versions that I do NOT need to see. Women’s boxing, wrestling, marathon.
    – I DO NOT get many women’s versions that I DO want to see. Gymnastics, beach volleyball, Diving.
    – NOT seeing mens events that would be ‘mens events’ weightlifting, boxing, judo or feats of strength.
    – When it IS a Mens version.. yep.. its dancing or diving or ballet or something.

    What’s going on with this? My wife says she is getting her version of this too. Please tell me this isn’t on purpose as some kind of gender equality ‘teaching us’ arranged thing? No, I can’t believe they’d be doing this on purpose.

    • liberalsRstupid

      Liberals using the media to push an agenda??? NOOOOO, tell me it isnt so, please…

  33. Justin

    Wonder what the hobo power on that hat is by now??

    BALLS ON CHIN08-11-2012

    I want to party with RAY

  35. Dan R.
    Dan R.08-11-2012

    Ray always looks like a crazed lunatic

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-13-2012

      That’s because he is a crazed lunatic.

  36. Jimbo5300

    Hey Ace….what happened to the Amazon links? Want to support the show by clicking through….and there’s nothing there. Que Pasa?

    • Jimbo5300

      Just answered my own question…..I have Adblock running on Firefox, and it blocks only the Amazon links. Turned it off, and everything’s honky dory.

      • Poochie's Uncle
        Poochie's Uncle08-13-2012

        The more you know.

        • May Kadoodee
          May Kadoodee08-13-2012

          must be why it’s blocked on my work computer and not on my phone, thanks Jimbo

  37. Riggz

    Ray is a douche. He’s not funny, not interesting, stupid, and definitely not wild and crazy, just a big bully loser. He’s a douchey David Letterman at best. I wonder why Adam’s other pussy friends didn’t knock this gimps’ teeth out when he would pee on them? If this fruit tried that shit with me, he would have a full set of dentures right now.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-13-2012

      The bravery of being out of range.

  38. Rudy Eugene
    Rudy Eugene08-11-2012

    Ray’s an artifact, like a mastodon femur, that someone told you they had back at the house. You go over to their place for dinner a few months later and they break out the mastodon femur and you are…eh, underwhelmed–it’s just a useless old bone, unremarkable in every way.

    You say “nice femur” and have dinner and leave, never expecting or needing to see the mastodon femur again.

    A few months later you’re over at the same dude’s house and, lo and behold, after dinner but before dessert, when everyone’s anticipating some tasty creme brulee, you get creme merde: dude breaks out the idiot mastaodon femur AGAIN.

    Ray appearing on this podcast again is a mastodon femur in lieu of creme brulee.

    • liberalsRstupid

      70 Million year old bone from a extinct species, yeah worthless and unremarkable in every way. I’d take the guy with the bone over a guy that complains about anthers interests any day.

      • Rudy Eugene
        Rudy Eugene08-12-2012

        > I’d take the guy with the bone

        I’m sure you would….

    • Tom

      So, are you saying that you want to chew on Ray’s bone?

      • Rudy Eugene
        Rudy Eugene08-12-2012

        The only person who said that is you, Tom. Maybe in the future you can keep your gay fantasies off the board.

        • liberalsRstupid

          Whats wrong with you freaks?

    • Distasteful Name From The News
      Distasteful Name From The News08-12-2012

      I get it, so what you’re saying is your analysis of Ray is a Mastadon bone. 🙂 Do the rest of us a favor and let Adam handle the analogies, rookie. 🙂

  39. liberalsRstupid

    Those kind of people are called “obliviots”. They are everywhere, but usually in the fast lane doing 5mph under the speed limit…

  40. liberalsRstupid

    Did you give yourself the nickname Ace? Giving yourself a nickname is very douchworthy…

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-13-2012

      I think his buddies gave him the nickname in high school. Donny has confirmed that story in the past.

      Being a troll on a message board…now that is very douche-worthy.

      • liberalsRstupid

        It was just a question. BTW, Fuck you cocksucker…

        • Poochie's Uncle
          Poochie's Uncle08-15-2012

          A passive-aggressive question.

          • marco

            It’s actually ironic and self-effacing; when he would screw something up his friends would say, “Hey way to go Ace”

            Passive-Agressive troll is passive-agressive. And stupid too, as he answers his own passive-agressive questions.

  41. liberalsRstupid

    He’s not green he’s black, lol….

  42. minnesota

    Steel Panther has a new(ish) album. You need to get Steel Panther back on.

  43. Just Me
    Just Me08-11-2012

    Saw the Stan Kenton Orchestra at Hollywood Bowl performing with Tierney Sutton this week. Kenton’s widow was in the audience. Good jazz endures.

    Love Dale Dye. Ray’s one of a kind, knows his stuff and — methinks — has a depth beyond his haywire wild side. I like the guy.

  44. Kurtis

    I’m so excited for this episode! Dale Dye and Ray are awesome. Nice choice of guests!

  45. dave

    If I hear you or anyone else say “Back in the Day” one more fucking time…. I will vomit so hard and often that the L.A. streets may run a chunky greenish/brown with a river full of my vomit.

    Stop it now.

    • tlewis

      Back in the day you’re mom and I bumped uglies.

  46. DanofSac

    Great Pod again Ace! Try to enjoy your vacation.

  47. Jimbo5300

    I agree…..more Dale Dye!

  48. Jake

    Two great guests! I always love to hear Ray even if he is a bit off. Dale Dye was a great guest and I’d like to see him back or even have his own show as someone suggested. Good stuff Ace!

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