Welcome back from our break. Our theme song today is “Get Down On It” by KC and the Sunshine Band. Brian and Jill fill us in on how they spent their vacations… karaoke-ing? Jill is looking trim and Brian is deftly avoiding blizzards. We talk about Brian’s Jesus joke and he tries out another one on us, and the great Will Ferrel show on IFC called “The Spoils of Babylon.” It’s just one of those shows that you HAVE to like… thems the rules. We go over the Oscar nominations and of course the Razzies, which Brian explains how they got the name for the worst movies of the year award.

Sal calls in to give us a rowdy Rock Report full of stories about The Boss and how he is still looking great. And Brian has an announcement about the future of the podcast. Listeners The Kellys call in to say hello and we play the GAME with Jan and Tom.

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  10. CDC
    February 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    They just announced “they’re back”…tomorrow, Wed. 2/5. Wonder what the swift kick in the nuts will be then.

  11. Next
    February 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    During the course of the BJ Show, Kathee emerged as an
    interesting, engaging, and impressive on-air talent.
    What about starting The Kathee and Donny Show?

  12. January 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    I unsubscribed too. I loved the Mark and Brian Show. I just got tired of Jill’s annoying laugh and opera singing, and the fact that she laughs at EVERYTHING Brian says. I never heard of Jill for years after Love Boat was over and just one movie, Airplane. Did she even do anything else for that down time? Brian always has great stories but Jill just refers to her Love Boat days…staled show.

  13. robert
    January 31, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    I have to admit,it was like a swift kick in the nuts when I found out you guys were stopping the shows daily format.Please do everything you can to have at least a weekly show,because we love you and have gotten really attached to you guys….we really miss you.

  14. Bryan
    January 28, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Sorry to hear the daily show is going away, wish you both the best in the next projects and hopefully they will be available online.

  15. Cat
    January 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Thank God for Mark, Lynda and Jordan! They are still going strong. Go listen you will love them!

    • Don
      January 28, 2014 at 10:55 am #

      I agree…Mark and Lynda are great. Very sad, as someone posted below, that the show can’t be honest about the real reason they are limiting the number of shows. As far as costs, wasn’t Brian and Jill approached to do this podcast by an established “company.”? This isn’t like Mark and Lynda where they built their show in their home and are 100% funding it minus sponsorship. And speaking of sponsorship but this show added many ad reads (which is understandable since it’s free to us).
      Has anyone heard of these supposed other projects they wanted the time to do??

  16. Cathy and Laurie Carroll
    January 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Will you be sending subscriber’s atleast a day’s notice before you air?

  17. Mike Goddard
    January 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    OK Here it is
    Be good humans to me means(among other things) be straight with people
    are you gone or not?

  18. Lisa Montz
    January 22, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Hi Kathee,

    Just a quick note to let you know that I went to download this song, but realized that it’s actually a “Kool and the Gang” song — not K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

    I can see the mix-up, though, since KC and the Sunshine Band sang “Get Down, Get Down” — not “Get Down On It”

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know in case you want to make the correction to the attached video of Kool and The Gang! To give them their due, I guess.

    Thanks for all your hard work the last year — we’ve sure appreciated it!! Hope we can still come back some time.

    Take care of yourself and those darling girls of yours..

    Lisa Montz

  19. MousEarz
    January 22, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    WHAT?!?! Noooooooooooooo! I need my daily B&J. What are we going to do without our daily dose of hilarity?!

  20. CDC
    January 22, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    Hey all… Go to 5:15 at the end of this show, Brian says: “So go to the, click on the Amazon banner and continue to shop on Amazon because it will support our show and BRING US BACK”. Don’t know if Brian meant to say that, if it was a slip, but that comment was the real truth regarding Brian’s “announcement”. All about money.

    • Down Low
      January 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      I went back and heard that. I don’t know truly what expenses there are. I don’t think iTunes charges to post podcasts, Tyler and Parker are interns, so Cathy would be the only paid person if she does get paid. Not to mention Brian is a multi Millionare, so it couldn’t totally be about money. Maybe there aren’t enough downloads and their popularity is waning.
      After all, Jill and her laugh can get damn annoying, it just maybe turning people off. Just sayin.

      • CDC
        January 27, 2014 at 1:12 am #

        I hear you about how it seems show costs shouldn’t be that high and maybe only Cathee is paid..and yes, Brian is well off however Brian has hinted in past how he’s the sole money contributor and it’s costing him a lot. It’s probably a combo of things. It almost seems while on Brian’s vacation, a financial advisor “enlightened” Brian and pointed out what this show is really costing him. How his own money is rapidly being depleted and overall, the show is a money pit. Not long ago they were discussing a video feed coming soon and how excited they would be coming back after vacation, then this bomb of an announcement, talk about a 180′, complete turnabout.

  21. Sean
    January 22, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    If anyone is looking for another podcast to listen to, I would suggest the Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. It is an interview podcast with any one from John Lithgow to Sir Patrick Stewart and lots of other famous people in between.

    • Gerard
      January 22, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      The Nerdist is awesome and Marc Maron’s WTF podcast is good too; skip his rant at the beginning though.

  22. brandy
    January 21, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! No daily dose of B&J???? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH . . .it’s like a day without chocolate (or Cookie Jar Cookies!) — however will I get through???? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Looking forward to your new projects — glad you are giving us the honor of taking us along for the fun! Thank you! Cheers, Break-a-Leg, Bon Apetite, Enjoy! Yay!

  23. Gianni
    January 21, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    I’m so sad to hear that the BJ Show is coming to an end. Your daily antics and positive look on life has kept me entertained during dog walks, yard work, chores and long drives. I had listened to M&B for 20 years and was so pleased to hear that B was continuing on with a new partner who has proven to be a wonderful spirit and a joy to listen to….thank you Jill.

    All good things must come to an end I wish you all much success and happiness in everything you choose to peruse. Cheers to all……from Victoria BC, Canada. I will miss you all as though a close friend is moving away…..

    Any BJ listeners have suggestions on similar podcasts? I need to replace my daily addiction with something else now.

  24. Lisa Montz
    January 21, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    So SAD to hear you are leaving us…

    Wishing you all nothing but the best.

    Selfishly, I was looking forward to another year of daily shows. But thanks for getting me through the last year. Y’all got me through some really sad moments in my life.

    I will try to hang in there for you, but feel like I won’t see or hear from you again!! :( — sob!

    Take care of each other and here’s to you all:

    May you be happy with every moment in life, every breath, every touch, every sight, smell, and sound…

    This is my wish of happiness for you and my way of saying I love you….

    May your dreams never disappear with age, but may they remain as alive and as beautiful as you, with the knowledge that they will one day come true.

    God bless you all…


  25. Jennifer
    January 21, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Awe Man!!! Love you guys and I’ll take what I can get. What a special pair you guys are and wish you all a wonderful journey in life. You are good humans :) Thank you.

  26. Don
    January 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I hate to sound like some of the others but selfishly I’m a bit pissed. I’ve listened to M and B since day one. I made the podcast transition and now they’re moving on. It’s like losing a family member. I still have Mark and Lynda.
    Thanks for all the laughs.

  27. Leslie
    January 20, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Thank you for making the transition from the ending of the M&B morning show to your wonderful podcast so effortless, making me more technosavy-ish! Like so many others, long time listener to radio and to every podcast! Thank you for making my days start with a smile, laugh and on occassion caused me to hyperventilate! Look forward to your next endevor….L

  28. christine
    January 20, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Many best wishes to you all. I wont miss you because while you have been off for too long in my opinion this time, I have started listening to a wonderful positive affirmation audio that has helped me so tremendously, much more help than listening to you two talk about whatever. although you have provided some laughs, and recipe ideas, etc, i like you an wish you the best and your ending this is actually helping me grow. thank you for starting and thank you for finishing!

  29. Sean
    January 20, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    So I haven’t listened for a bit due to work schedule changes and other issues and now I am learning that you are going to produce less shows! I wish you two the best and hope that all your endeavors come to fruition. I do hope to hear you guys again in the near future and if you ever come out to D.C., let me know. Take care and good luck with the new projects.

  30. Rich
    January 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Sorry to hear the news. I have been listening since the podcasts started and the Mark & Brian adventure for a couple of decades before that. Always been a good way to start the day — good for laughs and how everyone was made to feel like family. That said, I felt the show has grown stale with mostly the reading of various lists off the web or magazines, answering trivia questions, few if any of Brian’s great comedy skits, no trips out of the studio (the wine trip with Kurt Russell has been the best of the podcasts, just got the show in a same ol’, same ol’ rut. Hope it all works out for everyone and hope it gives folks time to come up with a show that’s fresh.

  31. January 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Selfishly, I”m pretty much heartbroken. You all have made my commute wonderful every day. I will miss you terribly… I was so sad when the Mark & Brian show went off the air, but I loved this show even more. LIke others have said, I was sooooooooooooo happy to have you back… And I was looking forward to visiting one day… Wishing you all the best in your endeavors… You are all awesome people and deserve nothing less…

  32. robert
    January 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    It seems you guys had a burn out,It was wonderful,but as I have seen as I get older,no thing lasts forever.I send my love to you all…

    • robert
      January 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

      At the beginning of the show,I was sure some radio morning show would pick them up. It’s sad they were never noticed,I thought they were pretty hot.The world will never know.

  33. Scott
    January 18, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    So? Sponsors ran out, huh?

    Sorry to hear that. If you are serious about doing a podcast from time to time, please make a consistent schedule…even if it’s just one show per month.

    Otherwise you’ll just disappear. Maybe that’s just what you want after all.

  34. Joe
    January 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    I admit it , sorry I am selfish I like the everyday shows and I am normally off on Thursdays so I can listen live for two hours as a break around the house. It is like hanging out with friends for an hour each day. I will also miss Todd, Sal, and most of all Swampy and Sir Phalluster. I will look forward to what everyone will do in the future and wish them nothing but the best. thanks for all the great laughs from the whole Brian and Jill Show crew. I will look forward to hearing you all again.

  35. Dave
    January 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm #
    • Dave
      January 17, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      Don’t know why my first comment didn’t show up but I will miss my daily BJ show and I think you should record a few games of No Apparent Reason to play on your down days. Love you guys!

  36. Realcowsmic
    January 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    The podcast really makes my 40 minute drive to Goleta, CA a whole lot better!

  37. Hugh Janus
    January 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    How is doing a one hour podcast 4 days a week (if that) doing a daily show?! Todd and Sal should just do a podcast and ask a few trivia questions. Not to hate, but it does seem like things were getting a little tired. Bitter anyone?

    • Dave
      January 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

      F You, don’t listen if you don’t enjoy it!

      • Hugh Janus
        January 20, 2014 at 9:50 am #

        Wow, Dave. Going straight to the ‘f you?’ How defending the show with some actual thoughts about its merits? You actually bothered to post a comment to tell people “F you?” Sorry, I just think the show is not as good as it use to be. And thanks for the advice and I do turn it off when it is not entertaining. Have a good day, Dave.

    • robert
      January 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm #


    • robert
      January 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Im so going away

    • Brie Newman
      January 21, 2014 at 10:34 am #

      I’m with you Hugh…how is 4 hours a week taking up too much time for other things??? Yes, I’m bitter, too, and sad.

    • Churro Gabe
      January 21, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      There is probably 4+ hours of prep work put into every hour of programming. It isn’t just “sit down at the mic and babble for 65 minutes.” They have to come up with a run down for each show, look at topics that are going to be worthwhile and relevant to them and the audience, schedule in time for guests (whether they be in-person or over the phone like Todd/Sal), and ensure that all of the content fits in the allotted time (although with podcasting that is much more flexible than terrestrial radio). Then you have your producer Kathee keeping it all on schedule while simultaneously finding image and video media to compliment the topics of the show for the website…and the board guys Tyler and Parker having to keep track of time, having sound bytes cued up, screening callers and keeping Kathee, Brian, and Jill informed on who’s calling in, for what topic, and how it relates.

      This is also NOT taking into account if they plan on doing a sketch…which requires additional writing and rehearsing time that we don’t see.

      Think YOU can do that for 5 shows recorded for 4 days a week??

      • Brie Newman
        January 22, 2014 at 10:41 am #

        No, I couldn’t…I’m just bitter…

  38. pat
    January 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Is anybody really surprised this show is going away? It isn’t funny most of the time.

    Podcasts don’t make money of any real numbers unless they have lots of ads.Then it’s not fun to listen to with all the breaks.Never seemed brian was into it and jill laughs at ever DAMN thing brian says and that was annoying. oh well it may be better once a month.I feel bad for the same 6 people that played the game what will they do now ? Oh well on to Jay Mohr and the funny!

    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

      @pat Are you freakin serious?!! Why were you even listening to this podcast anyway?! Brian and Jill and the family are pretty awesome, and as much as we listeners who LOVE this show, we are going to miss them in between podcasts.

    • Dave
      January 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

      F You too!

    • Churro Gabe
      January 21, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      JesusChrist mom!! I told you to stop trolling these boards!! Now get back to your spinning room…there is a bottle of JD with your name written on it.

      Nothing to see here people…move along…

    • blaze
      February 25, 2014 at 9:22 am #

      I agree with pat. I always thought brian was the brain behind the m & b show. but know i know he really is nothing without mark. and you’re right, jills laugh is what chased me away. I would come back once in awhile, but would have to leave after a bit due to her laugh. and she’s not even funny. I didn’t think this one was going to last long. go listen to mark and lynda…… the brain behind the m & b show

  39. Nick
    January 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    Hopefully you understand that there’s a loyal following that doesn’t feel the need to call in and be mentioned everyday. We exist and enjoy the show just as much. Keep up the good work and keep on keepin on!!! Thanks for the laughs!

  40. Sharon Sisso
    January 17, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    I will miss you terribly! I know you are not leaving but not hearing your voices everyday will be missed.
    I am happy that this show opened some new opportunities for the both of you! Good luck in all of your new ventures!
    I was looking forward to coming in one day but alas that will not happen… Oh well…
    Love you guys!

  41. Julie Mac
    January 17, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Don’t go!!!!!!!! I have been suffering withdrawal for a month and was so very happy to see the new podcast today. Then just like that, my hopes for returning to my daily fix of BJ have been dashed.

    I look forward to hearing more about the other projects you are working on. You both sound so excited about them it takes the sting away from knowing we won’t have on a daily basis,

    Love you guys!!

  42. ray
    January 17, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    how will we know when a show is upcoming and what other project can we engage in?

  43. Jimla
    January 17, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    Great show and hope to hear podcasts once a week; it gives me time to listen to other podcasts! thank you BJ Show.

  44. Rho
    January 17, 2014 at 7:18 am #

    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I love my daily dose of zaniness!!! Will you be emailing out the show links still?

    • Mary
      January 21, 2014 at 9:51 am #

      I am wondering the same thing, will you still email us the show when there is one?

  45. Walter Eimans
    January 17, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Sorry to hear that you are not doing daily shows. What are your plans that you are talking about. Will we be able to witness it.

  46. Ron
    January 17, 2014 at 5:45 am #

    So what is really happening? Is the show ending? Doing a show every couple of weeks?

    • Mary
      January 21, 2014 at 9:04 am #

      I don’t get it either. So Mark and Brian go away, now we are teased with one year of
      shows……………please tell us that you are going to be on the radio or something that
      we can count on.

  47. cliff
    January 17, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    Amen to that. Reruns are like leftovers…they’re ok once, but never more than that. Great to have you all back safe and sound.

  48. Chino Susy
    January 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    So glad you’re back. ☆ Happy 2014 to all the BJ Crew. ☆