Welcome to the Official Site of The Less Desirables!
The Premiere Pop Culture Podcast of North Carolina, the Southeast, America, and beyond!
The Less Desirables is a weekly podcast by Brian Attridge, Tim Beeman and Eugene Sims recorded every Wednesday. We cover an expansive array of topics, featuring movies, new music, TV, the latest sports news, technology, all washed down with a “Beer of the Week.” The idea is to give our audience a recap of the previous week’s news, while simultaneously previewing the upcoming week. We have a local, North Carolina flavor geared towards a national audience, but we never lose sight of our community. Check out our weekly shows in the “Podcasts” section, or you can download any and all of our podcasts for free on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Pickle, and Podfeed.
The Less Desirables, a pun on both the hosts themselves and the method to obtain the podcast material, scrape the scintillating news that falls under the mainstream radar. Today, with corporate media continuously pursuing the hottest story, The Less Desirables’ goal is not to be in the national news race. Through quality reporting with humor sprinkled in, our objective is to promote the people and organizations that are making a difference on both the local and national platforms regardless of their fame.
You can also follow The Less Desirables through our various social media links and blogs. However, it begs the question…
Is it Wednesday yet?
March 5th - Andrew Rodgers, Director of the River Run International Film Festival, sits down with us this week to discuss festival information, his bucket list of must-see films, and what it means for River Run to be an Oscar-qualifier.
From film to pop culture, we’ve got you covered in this week’s freshly-made podcast:
- Tim has your new movies on Blu-Ray, and reviews his Movie of the Week, “The Usual Suspects.”
- Eugene has the latest scoop in TV – news, premieres, and cancellations.
- Brian brings us up to speed in the NBA and NHL arenas.
- New music, and a tune by Possum Jenkins, titled, “Copper Coin.”
- We discuss the likely demise of Radio Shack in Tech.
- Pere Jacques is your Beer of the Week.
February 26th - Diana Medina from Lowes Foods joins us this week to discuss their new store concepts, and how they’re revolutionizing the grocery shopping experience! Learn all about the new “brewer’s den” and “sausage professor,” as well as Lowes’ focus on local.
Diana sticks around to help us out in our coverage of this week’s pop culture topics:
- Tim has you new movie releases on Blu-Ray, re-releases, and analyzes his Movie of the Week, “Stripes.”
- Eugene has our TV news – new premieres, cancellations, and other nuggets.
- Brian wraps up his coverage on the Winter Olympics in Sports.
- Should KISS play in their Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame induction? We debate this and check out The Carl Hendrick Trio’s latest song, “The Men’s Room at the Airport.”
- We find out what’s up with the WhatsApp app purchased by Facebook.
- Anchor’s Bock Beer is your Beer of the Week.
February 19th – Brandon Daggerhart, Jason Faylen, and Joe Hilton from Fade the Moon join us this week as musical guests, and play two songs live – “Little Monkeys” and “The Train Rolls On.” Check out this Winston-based, piano-driven, progressive band, and learn more about their latest EP, Gold Could Be Had.
And your regularly-scheduled pop culture topics ensue…
- Tim runs down your new music releases.
- Eugene has the latest on what to watch on the tube now that the Olympics are nearing closure.
- Speaking of Olympics, Brian brings us up-to-speed (like a downhill skier) on the Winter Games, and the return of America’s dominance.
- New movies on Blu-Ray, and a review of the 1979 flick, “Amityville Horror.”
- In Tech, we explore Samsung’s move to avoid Android, and to go with Tizen as its operating system for their smart watches.
- Smuttynose’s Winter Ale is your Beer of the Week!