Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 24 - 22 December 2016

We've finally emerged from the safety of our blanket forts to put together a year ending episode for you guys! And what a shitty, shitty year it's been. Enjoy!

For our SUPER HOT Flint, MI real estate finds, check these out! $2800 special vs. $950 with a detached garage!

Want to know some bonus history about "Emergency Managers"? Check out the story here from Michigan public radio.

Click here for a look inside everyday life in Flint, MI. This photo essay was put together by Detroit Free Press.

To comment on the Nestle proposal to increase the amount of groundwater they're allowed to pump for their bottling plant, email Carrie Monosmith at, or send mail to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909. Comments must be received by March 3, 2017.

And check out our "Contributors" page to find out all the contact info for Pimp Your Shit guest Andy Mascola.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Episode 23 - 16 November 2016

Um... so shell shock is a thing. And we're both feeling it this episode. So we're taking a break from, well, everything, and just telling dirty jokes. Because... well... yeah.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Episode 22 - 5 November 2016

This week we talk about everyone's favorite loser, Chris Christie, and of course, the omnipresent Flint Water Crisis. BONUS - Dyanna has a kickin' cold so look forward to that!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

R&DIO Extra - Flinty Bits 2

The second of our Flint compilation series, complete with an update. Because there's always an update. Oh yes, and there's pizza (if you live in Flint).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Last one! We can make it people! Follow along the commentary of the LiveBlog here! While you're at the page, give us a like!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

R&DIO Extra - Flinty Bits 1

Since we're giddy with excitement, and mostly still hung over from drinking during the debates, we've compiled all of the Flint Water Crisis coverage we've done in two bonus episodes. Here is part 1 of the coverage.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

DEBATE 2 LIVE BLOG - 9 October 2016

Here's the run down post of our live blog of the second presidential debate. Enjoy! We sure did.

Episode 21 - 9 October 2016

New Episode is up! Take a listen and pop over to our website and check out a cool graphic following the timeline of all the events in Flint, MI. Happy weekend! And I hope to see you guys tonight at 9P EST (6P PST) to live blog the second Presidential Debate with us.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

VP DEBATE LIVE BLOG - 4 October 2016

For those of you who missed the Vice Presidential Debate live blog, but didn't really want to, come read up on all you missed. We'll be doing the same for the second Presidential Debate on Sunday, October 9 @ 9p EST (6p PST, 2a on 10/10 GMT). Check it out on our Facebook page here.

R&DIO Extra - Flint, MI Timeline of Events

Hey Everyone, Dyanna here. I was doing some research and found this timeline of the events in Flint for key events. I thought it might be helpful for those of you following along with us here. I'm hoping to get in touch with someone with more knowledge of what is really going on in Flint to have on the show. The Great Orange One is sucking up a lot of media bandwidth at the moment but life is still going on for the rest of us. Let us know your feedback, thoughts, and ideas. Head to our contact page for all our info. And thanks for listening. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DEBATE LIVE BLOG! - 26 September 2016

In an attempt to keep sane during the debate, we live blogged it! We plan on doing this for the other two as well. Read along if you dare! It was a good time. Now, for the hangover breakfast of champions, tums and coffee.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Episode 20 - 23 September 2016

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It's been a year of bullshit that Rob & Dyanna have been spreading and we couldn't do it without all of you! Take a listen this week as we catch you up on the latest Flint news, a crazy leaning tower in SanFran, & some follow-up on the repercussions of North Carolina's Bathroom Bill. Enjoy and here we come Year 2!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Episode 19 - 10 September 2016

This week we get into ALL the details on what's going on with the Dakota Access Pipeline and how it's impacting the Sioux Nation as well as the greater US with out guest, Nikishna Poliquaptewa. We also get into an update on our favorite city pushed under the rug, Flint, MI.

For those interested, here are some resources on Legionnaires Disease.

If you have any additional questions for Nikishna, you can get in touch with him here.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Episode 18 - 26 August 2016

With the Olympics over, the excitement of the 2016 Election season has us, well.... a little flat. We're going for a Rio Roundup this week, talking about the DOJ's decision to stop using private prisons, and playing with a different kind of Trump.... Top Trumps! Head phones on!

For those interested, the Mother Jones article Rob mentions is linked here.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Episode 17 - 29 July 2016

With the election season in full swing, we wanted to give you a candidate rundown to make sure our listeners are informed voters, or election mockers. Whichever. Rob does a FANTASTIC announcer voice and if you've ever wanted to hear why it takes us so long to record, this is the episode to listen to.

And, as promised in the episode, here are the links for the 4 "major" parties that are presenting presidential candidates this election cycle.

Green Party -
National Democratic Committee -
Republican National Committee -
Libertarian Party -

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Episode 16 - 15 July 2016

We're back! After a short sabbatical, Rob & Dyanna catch you all up on the latest Flint, MI news, as well as Rio Summer Games prep, and a new game for your audio-cryptic desires.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Episode 15 - 20 May 2016

This week, things get stinky. We take a closer look at the conditions Brazil and the IOC want the Summer Games to be played in, as well as updates in the ongoing stooooory of Flint, Michigan. We also proudly present the last row of the AudioCryptic Word Search.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Episode 14 - 6 May 2016

We might be a day late, but we are certainly not a dollar short! Episode 14 is posted, complete with spotlights on the latest Flint, MI Water Crisis update, Bigoted Trans Bathroom Law updates, something about a Premier League Cup title, and special guest star, friend of the show, Barbara Merrin! You don't want to miss this.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Episode 13.1 - 29 April 2016

In this week's subepisode we're presenting something very different. In light of the recent court rulings, Robert (a native Liverpudlian) reflects on the Hillsborough Disaster 27 years on.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Episode 13 - 21 April 2016

Back at it again, this time with North Carolina in our sights! Crazy bathroom laws make our Main Story, along with Flint updates, and row 13 in the AudioCryptic Word Search.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode 12.1 - 15 April 2016

Due to the massive amount of information being released with the announcement of the Panama Papers, R&DIO worked some overtime magic and produced a special sub-episode for you. It's dense, but enjoyable (we hope!)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Episode 12 - 8 April 2016

Just when you think things in Flint are calming down, they get all stirred up again! We also get into the Panama Papers info leak and 4/5 of the Audio Cryptic Word Search are done. There is also a lovely little serenade for you people. Because Dyanna loves you all.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Episode 11 - 25 March 2016

So, First of all, I didn't mean to. I blame this week's "Pimp Your Stuff" guest Dominic DeCecco​. It was a trap!!! Robert & Dyanna also get into the voter suppression situation in Arizona and give you an update to the Flint water situation.

Come give our new Facbook Page a like at

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Episode 10 - 11 March 2016

Rob & Dyanna get slightly carried away talking about Herr Drumpf and his Trump-foolery. We are officially 2/3 done with this week's offering in the Audiocryptic Word Search.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

600 Listens!!

You guys! You're the best! 600 listens is huge! Thanks for all your support!
❤ R&D

Friday, February 26, 2016

Episode 9 - 26 February 2016

This week we discuss how bad at ranching Cliven Bundy actually is, in honor of Engineering Week, why we all should actually give a shit about the county's rotting infrastructure, and we're pimping Aaron Prince-Stehley's 'The Podcast Preview'.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Episode 8 - 11 February 2016

THE ARMED OREGON STANDOFF IS OVER!! But our discussion of it isn't! Robert gives some first hand results from the New Hampshire primary elections. And this week on "Pimp Your Stuff", Mary England of Uncustomary Art joins us to talk about her month of Self-Love. Come feel the love with us on this episode of R&DIO podcast.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Episode 7 - 28 January 2016

With snow everywhere, the dynamic duo update the situation with some arrests in Oregon and discuss Donald Trump's no-show status in the GOP debate leading up to the Iowa caucuses. With two "Pimp Your Stuff" guests this week in Abra Lodge and Carrie Griffin, there is no shortage of awesome things to distract you from the drag out fight this election cycle is becoming.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Episode 6 - 14 January 2016

It's a New Year and a new resolution! A new episode of R&DIO Podcast will now be posted every 2 weeks.

In the first podcast of the new year, Dyanna and Robert discuss the situation in Oregon where armed protesters have taken over a wildlife observatory and we debut a new segment called "Pimp Your Stuff" where friends of the show come on and, well, pimp their stuff. This week, Matt Nisenoff of PolitiPod joins us to talk about his new podcast venture.