The Ploy Rebooted: Rove McManus

This is the first of a series of special episodes, in which we air a classic interview Mike conducted on The Ploy in the last 8 years of the show. The inaugural episode is one Mr. Rove McManus.

Rove spoke to Mike in 2009, coincidentally on our 100th episode, when celebrating the 10th anniversary of his hit television show ‘Rove’. It aired from 1999-2009, and just after this interview was conducted, Rove ended his show at the end of the 10 year run. Nowadays he lives in the U.S. with his wife and new baby, with regular trips back to Australia.

Future rebooted episodes will follow, and we will have fresh episodes coming very soon with exciting new guests, but for now, here is Mr. McManus!

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The Ploy 116: Out of the Closet

Mike B, Paul and special guest co-host Kristen Miller return to discuss Australian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, who is afraid of the gays! Tony Ashburn an anti-gay rights Republican from California has been outed after picking up a guy from a gay club – we have the latest on his hypocrisy.

Are unemployed people just too lazy to get jobs? Tom Delay thinks so. Sarah Palin admits to taking her family to Canada for healthcare in the past – does this mean the single payer system isn’t that bad? Rahm Emanuel likes taking on Politicans nude and in the showers and will Betty White be hosting Saturday Night Live?

John Melendez and Howard SternPlus for the first time we play the portion of last years interview with controversial former Howard Stern cast member John Melendez (‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’), which we previously removed as per his request. However for the first time – you get to hear what he didn’t want you to hear – and it is all about Howard Stern.

It’s big, its powerful and its in your face. It’s The Ploy 116.

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The Ploy 113: Just Big Boned

In an all new episode this week, we talk about the harrowing story of Kevin Smith and his inability to fit into a single sized airplane seat and Mike reveals his own devastating plane experience, also this week we preview a brand new exclusive series ‘The Tale of the Great White Wale’. Which you will be hearing more about in the coming weeks.

We also talk about the 2-part interview starting next week with former ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ announcer Joel Godard who reveals more than we knew about the transition to the ill-fated ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’.

The Weekly Top 3 is back as is Tech with Ben which ventures into the land of the Macbook Pro and portable television. We cover the C-PAC kid, Cheney’s heart problems and we have an exclusive interview with Jesus who reveals his views on Homosexuals for the first time!

It’s a sacrilegious and unlucky 113th episode of The Ploy this week!

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The Ploy 109: Up Late

This episode contains some coarse language. Discretion is advised.

This week we have a corker of a show with special guest co-host Chris Fitzpatrick from his eponymous online radio show filling in for Mike who continues his extended break.

This week we cover the Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno shuffle, what a mess. Everyone has a view on this. We learn about Chris’ show and reminisce about old times, Paul has a story about previous guest Chantelle Barry, we cover the alleged racist KFC advertisement and our regular segments return.

Also this week, we premiere our new opening theme for season five. Enjoy!

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The Ploy 85: Teaparty

aaron-barnhart-smallIt’s an old fashioned Tea Party this week! The Ploy Senior Contributor Paul joins Mike B this week as we cover the Tea Parties in the United States, A Fire that turned Paul’s brother on and a special story about Nicole.

Also this week we have an interview with Special guest Aaron Barnhart, a writer for Kansas City Star and blogger at TVBarn.com.

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