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The Grawlix Saves The World

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The Grawlix Saves The World

The Grawlix (Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, Andrew Orvedahl), Starburns Audio

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Bettering the world by bettering ourselves! Comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, and Andrew Orvedahl (stars of the sitcom television series "Those Who Can't" on Hulu) take a passive-aggressive look at their daily lives and then assign one other self-improvement or wellness challenges to address their issues. Once they've completed the challenge, the boys come back into the studio to review their experience, offer advice to listeners, and declare whether or not the challenge is good for th ...
 
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The boys embrace the World Cup. Delirious with World Cup Fever, Adam challenges Ben and Andrew to immerse themselves in the greatest sporting event in the world. Featuring standup comedy clips from Mike Mulloy and Courtney Maginnis! LINKS: See Adam live at Planet of the Tapes in Louisville, Kentucky on December 2nd and 3rd See Ben live at the Denve…
 
The boys try to share happy memories, and only happy memories. Frustrated by their shared proclivity for only remembering the worst moments in their childhoods, Ben and Andrew decide to mine their respective pasts for positive memories, just in time for the holiday season with family. Meanwhile, Adam dicks around on his phone. Featuring standup com…
 
The boys make spooky one-minute movies with their kids. Filled to the absolute brim with Halloween spirit, Andrew challenges Ben and Adam to make short, scary movies. Then Ben says we should all include our kids. Then Adam says we should have our old pal Bobcat Goldthwait—acclaimed director and the man behind the camera for several spooky "Those Wh…
 
The boys confess their musical guilty pleasures. Fed up by the ridicule he received for attending a recent Dave Matthews concert, Adam demands Ben and Andrew share music they hate to admit that they love, and the trio spend a week taking it all in. Featuring standup comedy clips from Dave Hill and Gabby Gutierrez-Reed! LINKS: See the Grawlix live a…
 
The boys are crazy for the hunks of the Fast & Furious universe. Enjoy this live episode from High Plains Comedy Festival, where we were joined by renowned hunk experts David Gborie and Chris Charpentier. We review our top picks from the FNFU and place a corona atop the head of the franchise's king hunk. Listen to the full episode of Boi Crazy here…
 
The boys get body positive. Fresh off a swimming challenge where they appeared alongside Olympians in speedos, Team Grawlix mandates an emergency body positivity challenge. Featuring standup comedy clips from Felicia Folkes and Caitlin Peluffo, live from High Plains Comedy Festival! LINKS: See the Grawlix live at the Bug Theatre in Denver, Colorado…
 
The boys get their swim on—with coaching from actual Olympic athletes. Reasoning that it's never a bad idea to improve one's swimming skills, the boys take like ducks to water and compete in three separate water challenges with help from not one, not two, but THREE Olympic swimmers. Featuring standup comedy clips from Dan Soder and David Gborie! An…
 
The boys are crazy for those hunky heroes on a half shell! Cowabunga! In this episode of Boi Crazy, our podcast within the podcast, we earnestly assess the hunkitude of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michaelangelo. Which turt is the most pert? Listen to find out! Listen to the full episode and find past epis…
 
The boys try to not drive for a week. Inspired by the City of Denver's initiative offering free public transportation in August, the boys try to go without a car for a week. Featuring standup comedy clips from our own Andrew Orvedahl and Shanel Hughes! Special thanks to our supporters on Patreon who voted for this challenge! LINKS: See Andrew headl…
 
The boys try to clean up their potty mouths. Challenged by loyal listeners to reign in their freewheelin' linguistic ways, Ben, Adam and Andrew turn to the age-old remedy of the Swear Jar to curb their cursing. Featuring standup comedy clips from Ryan Belleville and Chanel Ali! Thanks to everyone on Patreon who voted for this challenge! LINKS: See …
 
The boys try on organized religion. Despite being staunchly anti-religious, Adam challenges the boys to each attend a religious service of their choosing. Featuring standup comedy clips from Aaron Urist and Ester Steinberg! LINKS: See Ben opening for the band Off With Their Heads on August 12th in Manchester, NH and August 13th in Malden, MA See Be…
 
The boys test the therapeutic merits of a rage room. Realizing that they're angry and reacting disproportionately to perceived slights—and by "they," we of course mean Ben—the boys decide to let out some of their anger by paying a lot of money to smash shit in a shack. Featuring standup comedy clips from Matt Braunger and Anthony Crawford! LINKS: F…
 
The boys address their time management skills while on the clock. Producer Ron challenges the boys to take a look at how they waste time in their daily lives, drops a bombshell announcement that he will not be cutting anything from this episode, and then demands that Adam, Andrew and Ben finish the podcast in exactly sixty minutes. Chaos ensues. Fe…
 
The boys are crazy for the hunks of the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused!" Alright, alright, alright! In this episode of Boi Crazy, our pod within the pod, we earnestly appraise the hunks of the legendary teen summer classic, "Dazed and Confused!" We size up the hunkitude of Pink (Jason London), Benny (Cole Hauser), Pickford (Shawn Andrews), Wooderson…
 
The boys stare into the mirror that is their e-mail inboxes. Ending his streak of his good suggestions for the podcast, Andrew challenges Ben and Adam to clear out their inboxes completely, and they, in turn, hate him for it. Featuring standup comedy clips from Salma Zaky and Sammy Obeid! And more birthday shout-outs to our Patreon supporters! LINK…
 
The boys take quizzes to determine how they behave in relationships. FInding themselves newly single and not-at-all ready to mingle, Ben and Andrew decide to take a quiz to find their "attachment styles" in relationships and how to be better partners. Adam does as well, but from a place of comfortable superiority. Featuring standup comedy clips fro…
 
The boys better the world for their dogs. We all love our dogs like children, yet often we take them for granted—so the boys decide to give each of their respective pups a special day to appreciate them before they’re gone. Featuring standup comedy clips from our own Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland! See Ben and Adam performing at the Clinto…
 
The boys employ daily journaling of spontaneous prose to get their creative juices flowing. In April of 1951, Jack Kerouac sat down at a typewriter for three weeks and poured On The Road onto a now-legendary scroll. In May of 2022, Adam, Andrew and Ben tried to sit down in front of a journal every morning for a week and then write down whatever com…
 
The boys are crazy for the hunks who've played Batman! It's another episode of Boi Crazy, our podcast-within-the-podcast, where we earnestly appraise pop culture's hottest hunks! Special guest Rory Scovel joins us to evaluate seven hunks from the Batman franchise—Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, an…
 
The boys turn to crystals for spiritual guidance. Momentarily shelving the signature cynicism that oozes out of their every pore, Adam, Andrew and Ben EARNESTLY embrace crystals—seeking guidance, enlightenment, and just good vibes, man, from a bunch of stones purchased in a store. Featuring standup comedy clips from Kristin Lytie and David Gborie! …
 
Sean Jordan invites the boys to attempt an old-fashioned push-up challenge. Championing the philosophy that trying hard things always betters the world, friend of the pod Sean Jordan challenges Adam, Andrew and Ben to do 100 push-ups, every day, for a week. Featuring standup comedy clips from Sean himself, headlining at our live show! LINKS: See vi…
 
The boys get their survivalist on and prep backpacks for the End Times. Bravely sharing a paranoid side of himself that Ben and Adam always suspected—but never cared enough to confirm—Andrew challenges everyone to prep backpacks that they can grab quickly in an apocalyptic emergency scenario and improve their chances of survival. Featuring standup …
 
The boys try to read the most difficult novel of all time. In a week. In a passive-aggressive Hail Mary for the ages, Ben lashes out at Adam's literary prowess and challenges the group to read James Joyce's Ulysses in seven days. And thus was born "The Ulysses Challenge," which will no doubt sweep TikTok! Featuring standup comedy clips from Hannah …
 
The boys are crazy for the hunks of "Young Guns" and "Young Guns II" It's a shoot out at the Boi-K Corral! In this episode of our pod within the pod, Boi Crazy, we earnestly appraise those cattle-punchin' hunks of the "Young Guns" franchise. Dig your spurs into this tasty teaser for free, then support us on Patreon to hear (and see) the whole hunk!…
 
The boys try to save the world by donating blood. Adam calls bullshit on the entire premise of the podcast—threatening the fragile cash-cow from whose supple teet we sup!—and then challenges Ben and Andrew to put undeniable good into the world by donating blood. Featuring standup comedy clips from Mo Welch and Jordan Doll! Special thanks to Brooke …
 
The boys try to pinpoint exactly when their families came to the United States. Concerned about their resentment of the vaping transplants e-scootering into their beloved city of Denver, the boys challenge themselves to de-NIMBY their brains—and have a little more empathy—by investigating when and why their ancestors first became strangers in this …
 
The boys get silly on psilocybin. Taking advantage of Denver's decriminalized psilocybin laws, the boys decide to take mushrooms. Like grown-ups. Deliberately, with a proper set and setting, and a specific intention. Or in Ben's case, for the first time ever, while wracked with fear. Featuring standup comedy clips from our pals Troy Walker and Myq …
 
The boys clean up their texting habits. Let's face it, a lot of people just don't understand text etiquette. And nowhere is that more infuriating than in a group chat. Here at the Grawlix Saves the World, we're no different. And that's because of Andrew. But, because we are a team, we all take a look at our texting habits and apply some new rules t…
 
The boys write and deliver each other's eulogies. Bothered by the fact that we only seem to celebrate those we love after they're gone, Adam challenges Ben and Andrew to all write eulogies for one another in the first-ever Grawlix live funeral! Featuring standup comedy and British-reality-show-style judging by Matt Kirshen! LINKS: See The Grawlix L…
 
In this steamy episode of our pod within the pod, Boi Crazy, we rank the hunks of Full House, Step By Step, and Family Matters (aka the three most successful shows of ABC's legendary TGIF television programming block). Dig in to this tasty teaser for free, then support us on Patreon to hear the whole hunk! We'll be back next Tuesday with a brand-ne…
 
The boys reflect upon the world that they saved. Wow. Fifty episodes. We simply cannot believe it. To celebrate the occasion, the boys reflect upon the last two years and each pick their top episodes—the self-improvement challenges that had the greatest impact on their lives. And then we crown the GSTW Winner of the First 50! All hail the new champ…
 
The boys attempt baking treats for a holiday party. Well sir, it's the holiday season and here at Grawlix GloboCorp LTD that can only mean one thing—our annual company holiday party. A raucous bacchanal of EDM, brotherhood, and pure, unfiltered sexual energy. You know, the holidays. As if that wasn't enough, the boys attempt a baking challenge, eac…
 
The boys assemble their holiday self-care kits. The holidays can be tricky for anyone, WHAT WITH THE OMNIPRESENT JUDGEMENT OF THE ALL-KNOWING CHRIST KING. And because The Grawlix Saves the World has been (and always will be) a vengeful Old Testament type of podcast, the boys challenge one another to create holiday self-care kits—three items that br…
 
The boys try to scare the bejesus out of each other through horror movies. If you're a fan of the pod, you know that Andrew and Adam have been going pretty hard at ole Ben Roy lately with a string of challenges designed to make him face his fears. So, in this episode, Ben turns the tables—well, on Adam, anyway—by forcing him to watch the scariest h…
 
Behold! It's another episode of our pod within the pod, Boi Crazy! Baseball season has come to an end and the World Series is underway—far away—which has us feeling wistful for those hunktastic homerun heroes of the Colorado Rockies in the 1990s, the Blake Street Bombers. In this very important and extremely necessary episode of Boi Crazy, we earne…
 
The boys "live off the land" by tasting some exotic mountain meats. Live podcast episode! We eat exotic mountain meats cooked by Producer Ron and Ben's son Milo! Yes, even Ben, who's a vegetarian! Earlier this month, we were invited to perform at the opening weekend at TACAW (The Arts Campus at Willits), an amazing new venue north of Aspen in Basal…
 
Ben tackles one of his biggest fears. Adam and Andrew come along for the ride. If there's one thing that The Grawlix Saves the World is about, it's friends helping friends overcome. We always strive to provide a helping hand to one another, so that we may better surmount difficult, emotional hurdles. However, this episode features none of that. And…
 
If you could write a letter to your adolescent self—a missive from the future to a younger, impressionable you—what would you say? And would you read that letter in front of an audience, and then let it be judged by your comedian friends Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk, hosts of the amazing Pen Pals podcast?! The Grawlix boys would. And the result …
 
Sam Tallent is one of the foremost riffers in these United States. And certain parts of Canada. It was only natural, then, that he saunter into Riff City and issue a challenge to them Grawlix Boys—riff an entire set, record it, and bring it in for review. Will Riff City crown a new mayor? Listen and see! Featuring standup comedy clips from Sam T li…
 
Summoning their inner Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's (cocaine), Adam, Andrew and Ben vow to tackle home-repair projects they've been putting off—without calling any real men for help. Featuring standup comedy clips from Gabby Gutierrez-Reed and Mat Alano-Martin! LINKS: See The Grawlix live with Chris Fairbanks, Shane Torres, Janae Burris, Mike Mulloy,…
 
Eating healthy is hard. Eating healthy on a road trip—or as a traveling comedian—is damn near impossible. The boys discuss their dietary strategies while touring and their top breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices for the approval/judgement of famed fast-food lobbyist Troy Walker (Denver native and writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!). Also featuring stan…
 
That's right! It's another episode of our pod within the pod, Boi Crazy! They say sex sells, and we can't think of any group of salesmen sexier than those colorful hunks on fronts of cereal boxes. In this episode, we give rapid-fire appraisals for EIGHTEEN different cereal mascots—and then we each pick the three that we'd most like to, ahem, pour i…
 
As July turns to August and summer begins to slip away, Ben, Andrew and Adam soak up every last drop by shuffling through their respective iPods and sharing their favorite summer jams with international playlist influencer Eliza Skinner. Featuring brand-new standup comedy clips from Justine Marino and Jacob Rupp! LINKS: Listen to our summer jams pl…
 
After a week of trying (and failing} to use less plastic, we realized that we needed to stop bullshitting and talk to an expert. In this special bonus episode, we interview Will Hancock, a sales director for Plexus Recycling Technologies and a consultant to the recycling industry. Will takes us on the journey of a water bottle after it's tossed in …
 
Just in time for Plastic Free July, The Grawlix attempt to cut plastic out of their lives for a week straight, only to find themselves helplessly torn between their desire to do the right thing and their love of seafood and takeout coffees. Featuring standup clips from Phoebe Bottoms and Mike Wiebe! LINKS: Get tickets to see The Grawlix live at the…
 
High off the results of their positive push in the previous episode, Andrew, Adam and Ben become low-rent superheroes and scour the city for random acts of kindness they might provide. Featuring standup clips from Brandie Posey and Christian Duguay! LINKS: Check out Ben's new album, "Take the Sandwich" Help Danny Ramos recover from a hit & run car …
 
After Ben and Adam reveal they've got a case of the crankies, Andrew calls for an emergency positive push. Channeling the spirit of the late great Brody Stevens, the boys all commit to positive thinking for a week—by recording voice memos of all their negative thoughts. Oh, and then they have to play them for each other on the podcast. Will sharing…
 
In a move that's clearly just a ploy to boost ratings, Ben and Andrew decide to throw a surprise Zoom baby shower for Adam. And by "baby shower" we mean sprinkle. And by "sprinkle" we mean diaper sculpture contest. Special guest Shayna Ferm joins to offer wisdom and judgement, Producer Ron gets dragged into the sculpting competition, and Adam joins…
 
Ben, Adam, and Andrew reunite in person for the first time in months—to test their grip strength and their trust in one another—by going indoor rock climbing. Will the the bonds of the boys' friendship become stronger when they're literally tied to opposite ends of the same rope? Will one of them fall to their tragic-but-hilarious death while a cro…
 
Adam once considered himself fluent in Spanish. Ben and Andrew, not at all. But that doesn't mean all three of our intrepid Grawlix heroes can't use a week-long refresher course on the second most commonly spoken language in the US. Join them on un viaje hispanohablante! Featuring a thirteen-year-old standup clip from the well-traveled travieso Ada…
 
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