[[caption-width-right:350:[[TagLine Good advice is relative.]]]]

->''"The [=McElroy=] brothers are not experts, and their advice should never be followed. Travis insists he's [[TheCasanova a sexpert]], but if there's a degree on his wall, I haven't seen it. Also, this show isn't for kids, [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing which I mention only so the babies out there will know how cool they are for listening]]. What's up, you cool baby?"''
-->--''Professional voice actor Bob Ball, reading the opening disclaimer''

''My Brother, My Brother, & Me'', often abbreviated ''[=MBMBaM=]''[[note]]pronounced "muh-bim-bam"[[/note]] , is a comedy podcast that describes itself as "an advice show for the [[VerbalTic modren]] era". The titular brothers ([[Creator/McElroyBrothers Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy]]) take questions from their listeners and try their best to help them out with their personal problems. As the disclaimer that opens each show notes, this advice often isn't the greatest. Frequently, one of the brothers will say something that'll send the three of them off on a tangent of non-sequiturs. Their listeners will also sometimes submit questions found on Yahoo Answers (a service they are convinced is filled with "the terrible dregs of humanity"), and will mock them while still trying to help them out.

The brothers were given the opportunity to bring their show into a live action format, with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK7y7POw0yA first season]] airing in February 2017 on Seeso, and moving to VRV after Seeso's announced its plans for closure in August 2017.

Besides that, the brothers also do a yearly side podcast with Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery of ''Podcast/TheWorstIdeaOfAllTime'' fame, called ''[[https://blart.libsyn.com/ To Death Do Us Blart]]''. The premise is somewhat similar to that of ''Worst Idea'': watch and review ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop 2'' on every American Thanksgiving until the end of time.

A sampler can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzagQwQgou4 here]].

Has nothing to do with ''Series/MyBrotherAndMe''. See also ''WebVideo/MonsterFactory'' and ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone''.
!!This podcast contains these tropes:

* AccidentalPun: Griffin does one in episode 29. He says that to give an recommendation to a person, it would depend entirely on that person's job. Because if you are a surgeon, you need to look sharp.
* {{Adorkable}}: All three of them.
* AmbiguousSyntax: One Yahoo question brought on some brief confusion as to whether it referred to "cat people" (people who prefer cats as pets) or "[[LittleBitBeastly cat-people]]."
** When trying to come up with a new name for a listener, Travis suggests "Bishop Laserkiller" and Griffin questions why would he kill lasers.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Though in reality Griffin is straight, he's certainly not shy about expressing attraction for other men.
-->'''Justin''': Griffin, did you say you may be a little bi?\\
'''Griffin''': A little high, but that, maybe also.
* AmusingInjuries: The brothers occasionally talk about funny ways their father has hurt himself, including cutting his butt open and using a MaxiPad as a bandage, passing out from mixing kitty litter and bleach in a poorly-ventilated room, and getting hit by a van while carrying cold cuts to a Little League game.
-->'''Justin''': If I had seen this happen, I would fucking still be laughing about it.
* AscendedFanboy: In episode 400, Justin begins the show talking about hanging out with Music/JimmyBuffett and seeing both ''{{Theatre/Hamilton}}'' and ''Escape to Margaritaville'' with him and Creator/LinManuelMiranda (who is himself this for the [=McElroy=] brothers).
* AuthorAppeal: None of the brothers is above talking about their interests often. For Justin, this includes his love of Jimmy Buffett and island vacations, and for Griffin, this includes things such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Pokemon, and vore [[note]] The last one is a joke interest, though it's gotten a bit out of hand in the fans' minds[[/note]]. They also had a segment where they talked about how they [[CouldSayItBut would never talk about being into odd kinks]] ("sexual waffle irons" for Griffin, while Travis "couldn't stop walrusing"; the punchline being Justin unable to think of something kinky so he just said, "s-sex?", resulting in disgust from Griffin and Travis).
* BondageIsBad: [[CasualKink Averted]]. One of the most frequent early sponsors of the show was Extreme Restraints, a BDSM sex toy shop, with over 50 sponsored episodes.
* BringMyBrownPants: Griffin tells a story in episode 89, where "he fell over and pooped his pants a little bit" while trying to run to third and that he couldn't play anymore.
* BuriedAlive: Justin gets [[BlatantLies buried alive for a week]] as a stunt during [=MaxFunDrive=] 2012.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "You want a yahoo?"
** "I'm your oldest brother Justin [=McElroy=], I'm your middlest brother Travis [=McElroy=], and I'm your sweet baby brother Griffin [=McElroy=]", or some variation thereof, is used as the sign-on for each episode.
*** Ever since being placed on the Forbes 30-Under-30 list, Griffin often introduces himself as such. [[InsistentTerminology Sometimes several times per episode.]]
---> '''Griffin:''' There are people who work at these theaters who hear me say that every night and must think I'm the biggest dong in the world.
** "This has been My Brother, My Brother, and Me, kiss your dad square on the lips" has been used as the sign-off since episode 12. In early episodes, the brothers occasionally followed this with "TEENS!"
* CreepyDoll: Justin hosts a sub-segment called "Haunted Doll Watch" in which the brothers read and ridicule eBay entries about supposedly haunted dolls.
** Taken to the next level in the TV series, where Justin actually ''buys a haunted doll'' from eBay.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Listeners are frequently urged ''not'' to follow the brothers' advice.
* FanBoy: Justin is a fan of Music/JimmyBuffett and Griffin of Music/CarlyRaeJepsen.
* InsaneTrollLogic: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOOHvOqiJgI&t=20s FURRIES CAN DO INFINITE CRIME!]]"
* InSeriesNickname: Griffin has a lot of nicknames for Justin, including "Juice", "J-dog", and "J-man".
** Travis is sometimes called "Trav" or "Scraps".
** Griffin is often called "Grif", "Griffie", or "Ditto".
* OncePerEpisode:
** The brothers introducing themselves with statements varied around:
-->'''Justin''': I'm your oldest brother, Justin.
-->'''Travis''': I'm your middlest brother, Travis.
-->'''Griffin''': And I'm your SWEET baby brother, Griffin.
** Following episode 13, Justin signs off every episode with "Kiss your dad square on the lips".
** Just before the sign-off, Griffin reads one final Yahoo question that inevitably leaves Justin and Travis laughing hysterically.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The first episode of ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'' was released as a bonus episode of [=MBMBaM=].
* ProductionForeshadowing: The idea for ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'' came up more than two years before the first episode was created.
* RunningGag:
** '''All brothers''':
*** When one of the brothers is "giving advice", another may interrupt him with "Unless..." prompting the other two to echo "Unless...", before taking a new spin on the topic. Occasionally subverted if the brother talking feels particularly strongly on the topic (in character or not), and they shout "NO! NO UNLESS!"
*** Frequent Yahoo submitters receive their own nicknames and call-outs, with over a half-dozen regular submitters with unique nicknames ("Level 9000 Yadrew Drewid Drew Davenport", "Keep it Wavey Morgan Davey", "Ridin' High Zoe Kinsky", and the like). They will also receive shout-outs at live shows and have been called up on stage for a little time in the limelight.
*** "''[[Film/{{Jack1996}} Jack]]'' Disease." (a fictional illness which causes people to age at a rapid rate). Similarly they've mentioned [[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton Benjamin Button]], for people aging in reverse.
*** Near the end of the year, the brothers always come up with a rhyming nickname for the next one, along with a guiding ethos to fit it. Examples include "20-Grift-teen, the con is on," "20-Fix-teen, building bridges", "20-Serpentine, zag on 'em", and "Collaborate-teen, building bridges."
*** The Brothers' love of horses. (Usually something terrible happens to the horses.)
---> '''Justin:''' Mr. Ed? More like Mr. Dead. We got 'em. Peace out horses, I hate you. Obama 2012!
** '''Justin''':
*** At live shows, Justin will often get the crowd hyped up by asking them "You horny for this one or what?!" (This first happened after Justin told a story about Griffin, backstage before a show started, opining, "Oh they're ''horny'' for this one.") For a long time, Justin would officially "begin" a show by saying a variant of "Like Chilean miners emerging from the depths", but as they have increased the amount of live shows they do, it has become less common (though still present).
*** Justin runs the recurring segments, most notably ''Munch Squad'', his podcast-within-a-podcast about food abominations, which always begins with him starting to sing (usually but not always to the tune of Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock"). Griffin and Travis get in on the bit slightly by always having off-beat and apathetic "squad" yells when they're supposed to chime in. It used interrupt a question or Yahoo, in the audio equivalent of a SmashCut, but after Griffin commented on how that is a rude introduction, Justin began using it more often during natural lulls in the conversation. Occasionally--usually at live shows, to play to the crowd--he'll deny having a Munch Squad segment ready, and when Griffin is convinced and starts reading, he'll start in with the drums.)
** '''Travis''':
*** Normally, Travis doesn't read either the submitted questions or the Yahoo questions, and sometimes he'll ask to read one of the bits of copy they receive during the Money Zone, only for Griffin and Justin to tease him about being bad at reading it.
*** For a time, Travis would read a depressing take on a Mad Libs he had done, which ended up being dubbed Sad Libs, but the bit does not make an appearance much anymore.
** '''Griffin'''
*** Whenever he's mentioned, Griffin always makes sure to say "Barack ''Hussein'' Obama, a lot of people forget the Hussein but it's important" verbatim. He's even done so ''while doing an impression of Barack Obama''.
*** Likewise, for much of 2017, after being placed on the ''Forbes'' "30 under 30 media luminary" list, he would append it to his introduction. As the year progressed (and Griffin celebrated his 30th birthday) he started slurring and speaking it quickly, and it's no longer an every episode appearance.
*** He plays up mock sexual interests in long necks (particularly of swans) and vore, but backed off the latter after it grew to be too associated with him. (His being uncomfortable about the association people have between him and vore is almost a running gag of its own by now.)
*** Despite having IBS, Griffin has a love of spicy food, and the brothers have taken to reminding him that he probably shouldn't be eating food that he ''knows'' will make him sick.
*** Due to its age and dysfunction, Griffin complains about Yahoo Answers being a terrible website fairly regularly.
* ShoutOut: One of the Yahoo Answers questions submitted asked for help naming a ''Literature/WarriorCats'' character.
* SiblingTeam: Of course, it's on the title.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Occasional episodes will not just add a little variable but completely put the brothers in a position they're not prepared for, such as when JimmyBuffett invited them to be media on the red carpet premiere of ''Escape to Margaritaville'', during which the brothers nervously ask celebrities what their scariest sea creature is and wonder whether this assignment is Buffett being friendly or [[{{Troll}} deliberately torturing them]].
* SpecialGuest: Several episodes feature a "guestspert" who joins the brothers to answer questions about their area of expertise. Past guestsperts include lesbian comedienne (and fellow Maximum Fun family of podcasts member) Cameron Esposito, gay sex columnist Creator/DanSavage of "Savage Love," Broadway's Creator/LinManuelMiranda, rock musician Jonathan Roderick (of The Long Winters), ''Eat, Pray, Love'' author Elizabeth Gilbert, and most recently musician Music/JimmyBuffett (who Justin is a ''huge'' fan of).
* TheStinger: Some episodes feature one, usually Griffin continuing reading the final Yahoo question.
* TroubledFetalPosition: When someone asked how to deal with douche bag customers yelling at the retailer, Justin's answer is to go "fetal" and wait until your boss deals with the customer.
* UrbanLegendLoveLife: Travis insists he's a sexpert, but if there's a degree on his wall, I haven't seen it.
* YouMeanXmas: Candlenights. The pan-religious, pan-sexual, personal pan winter holiday celebrated annually, usually at the end of the year. (In order to shoot a live Candlenights episode for their TV show, for 2016 it was held in September--and then the episode aired in February of 2017.)
->''"[[SigningOffCatchPhrase Kiss your dad square on the lips.]]"''