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Podcast / Tell Em Steve Dave

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"Walt Flanagan is a shopkeeper of dubious repute.
Bryan Johnston can be found wandering his parent's basement muttering.

Tell Em Steve Dave is a podcast that broadcasts on Kevin Smith's S.I.R. network (and is available for download on and iTunes) every Friday.It's a mixture of stories and arguments between Kevin Smith's longtime friends Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnston, and Brian Quinn.


  • Abusive Parents: Bryan claims this, and there's stories of him getting into Good Ol Fashioned Fisticuffs with his father, Edgar.
  • Adults Are Useless: There are stories from Walt and Bryan's childhood that could easily fall into this category.
  • All There in the Manual: You may have to go back and listen to old Smods or Highlands: A Peephole History to get some background on some of the stories they tell.
  • Ascended Extra: BQ was the so-called 'Tech Guy' and rarely, if ever spoke in the first episodes, but now is a full-fledged co-host. Walt has even said that he's now the star of the show.
    • Ming Chen is on every other week.
    • Gitem Steve Dave has become a very regular presence on the show. He's gone from a domain squatting, bottle-dump crawling side character to frequently appearing on the show and working for Walt at the Stash.
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  • Ask a Stupid Question...: Constantly.
  • Batman Cold Open: The ads at the start of the pod can seem this way.
  • Bully Hunter: Q says he was one when he went to school.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Ming...
  • Crossover: With Smodcast and the lost Highlands: A Peephole History.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Walt takes the cake, but all are prone to it.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first few episodes had a musical bed and soundclips from Mallrats. Plus Q rarely, if ever spoke.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Discussed whether any of the three could do it to terrorist suspects for their country.
  • Lame Comeback: They've each had a few.
  • May–December Romance: Bryan and his girlfriend Suzanne. He's told that they met when he was in his late teens/early twenties and she was 4 or 5 at the time. (They met up years later and started their relationship.)
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  • Noodle Incident: Occasionally, but it's bound to happen with 3 friends who have known each other for over 10 years (over 30 in Walt and Bryan's case).
  • Spin-Off: From S Modcast. Also spun-off Pucknuts, Highlands: A Peephole History, I Sell Comics and the AMC TV show Comic Book Men.


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