• M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), emerges from the Valley of the Shadow of Death, only to find Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor) and Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) feeling as feisty as ever.
  • THE STRAIGHT DOPE:  The show gets off to a rocky start … or is it really just an elegantly orchestrated homage to Bill O’Reilly?
  • As the show lurches back onto the tracks, ML congratulates a national champion whose season was derailed by the coronavirus crisis.
  • ML’s resurgence has a silver lining: Better foot hygiene for the displaced. Listen and learn what he’s got in mind.
  • Marc comes up with a radical plan to get his hair cut. If he goes through with it, you’ll definitely want to watch next week’s live broadcast of the podcast!
  • ML recounts his coronavirus test and how he’s feeling more than a week after he began his battle with the beast.
  • For a supposed tough guy, it turns out it all it takes to make ML squirt a few is to drop some oranges off on his porch. SOFT!
  • It’s movie night at COVID-19 central, and when ML grabs the remote Burt Lancaster trumps Zac Efron, and Ava Gardner puts Jennifer Lopez in her place.
  • Marc and Shawn offer some viewing tips, with Marc extolling the virtues of some hot new docs and Shawn finds humor and wisdom in the darkness of Ozark.
  • The discussion gets derailed by the ultimate Dream Weaver — and Red Shovel Network impresario Drew Lane — who weighs in to recommend a Grateful Dead series. The discussion reveals that Shawn is one of the few cats in Ann Arbor who doesn’t dig putting on his Birkenstocks and listening to an 83-minute solo while dropping acid. Who knew?
  • The Soul of Detroit’s Brooklyn correspondent dials in to give us a glimpse of what may lie ahead for Detroit. One word says it all: “Dystopian.”
  • It is at times of crisis that people find out what they are truly capable of. The pandemic reveals perhaps Marc’s manliest feat since he sired his brood. Then ML recalls his own inability to repair his dryer. Fortunately, a REAL man — Bobby Richards — came to his rescue.
  • The Boys of Soul remember the ultimate Detroit Boy of Summer: Al Kaline. Shawn shares a poignant last meeting between two Tiger greats.
  • Kaline followed his Hall of Fame career with a stellar broadcast career, prompting three stellar broadcasters to remember a time when Detroit had some of the greatest sportscasting pairs of any city in America.
  • THE GREAT DEBATE: The NBA, MLB and PGA have a radical plan to restart their season. Find out who is desperate enough to watch — but maybe not desperate enough to cover the games.
  • GEEK OF THE WEEK: A choo-choo train driver who turned into Thomas The Crank Engine, Conspiracy Buster, earns GOW honors. 
  • ROOM 7609: Get your Energy Domes out to welcome this week’s guests in the NuWave suite: Oh no, it’s DEVO! And Neil Young? Wha … ? You’ve never heard either of them quite like this. 
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  • If you need a mortgage or want to refinance your new digs or save on high-interest debt, contact Hall Financial and let them know ML told you to call
  • When it’s time to kick back with a tasty hometown classic brew, reach for an Altes! Learn more about which stores and other quality establishments carry these authentically Detroit suds at www.altes.beer
  • The Szott showroom is closed for the safety of customers and staff, but if your vehicle needs service, our friends at Szott Ford are still on the job to keep your crucial ride rolling. They’ll even pick it up and drop it off. Please visit https://www.szottford.com and let them know ML sent you!
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