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Episode 23: Trish Pandya

Thursday, March 30 2017

Tonight comedian Trish Pandya joins us. Weight watchers, pills, romantic struggles and comedy are discussed. That went well, I think. Celeste and Dale call in. Watch out for Hepatitis A through Z!

Episode 22: Drew Ritter & Kristine Holst

Thursday, March 16 2017

This week brings David’s coworkers, Palestinian-Honduran-American Kristine Holst together with long time listener, long time caller, first time guest Drew Ritter. Being in the studio is the second most exciting Kristine's done. "Our topic tonight: Religion." The three discuss Judaism, Catholicism, Atheism, and hell. David tells us how sharing pictures of his anus almost cost him a friend. The three talk parasites and relate with their IBS, anxiety, hypochondria. Celeste calls in for the third week in a row, this time with her boyfriend David. We start to learn more about the teenage couple and how they found the show. David and David build rapport, even though teenage David is a Trump supporter and a raging anti-Semite. Kristine adds kissing a woman to her bucket list and talks about her perfect cervix and boyfriend. Previous guest Erika rings to tell her boyfriend Drew that he doesn’t have a parasite. Drew gets to participate in his favourite segment when the Suzuki SV650S owner calls to sell his bike, and the gang discuss genitals with him. David confronts his brother about not calling the show. Drew stands up for what he believes in: being from New Jersey, shaving his sphincter, and wearing women’s underwear. A couple on their first date give confessionals. Drew falls for a groupie. David’s girlfriend calls, tender from the death of her favourite Instagram bunny and scares off the only fan of the show. David farts on air. That went well, I think.

Episode 21: Cici Whittle

Thursday, March 9 2017

Comedian and dear friend to David, Cici Whittle joins us at 820 Valencia St. Having finished her taxes early, she's on the market and dating. Carbon dating. We quickly find out none of her suitors are good enough for her. David and Cici discuss aging, and open up about their bittersweet experiences with divorce. Chopsticks notwithstanding. Cici tell us about heroin addicted newborns. The two discuss the current president, removal of office and feces. Feces being unrelated, perhaps. Cici talks about her past and present participation in social justice movements. Our strange caller Satan from last week's episode rings. Unmasked as Celeste from Modesto, she reveals a bit about herself. Having trouble deciphering what's true, David and Cici's patience with Satan/Celeste begins to run thin. David's girlfriend calls in to remove Celeste from the line and conducts extensive Internet "research" on her (read: stalking). That went well, I think. Comedian and flirt Jesus U. BettaWork walks by the studio and takes David's seat causing David to incept his own show. Cici ends the show in disarray. No update on the Suzuki SV650S.

Episode 20: Rusty Shackleford, pt. 2

Thursday, March 2 2017

Back by popular demand, Rusty Shackleford stops by this week for a three hour marathon extravaganza. There's a book with breasts and discussion about Vanessa Del Rio's huge clitoris. David's mother calls in and after a stunning misunderstanding of how technology works, gives David a hard time for not calling her back and lays on the Jewish guilt. Satan phones and she gets sexual with Rusty. That went well, I think. Omar calls in to discuss TV and movies. David's brother compliments Rusty and talks about the complexity of having a kid when gay. Rusty opens up about his childhood while being a nerd in Kentucky and his father the bank robber. When Rusty brings threesomes up, David says he hasn't had one and he's a victim of circumstance; yet we find out the only person David can blame for not having a threesome is himself. David's girlfriend calls in to offer various negative opinions about him. Vic gives the episode a little structure by asking questions, and listens to David rant about his friend Doug. There's a secret contest hidden in the episode for an attentive listener. We find out the Suzuki SV650S is titled and ready to be sold.

Episode 19: Joseph Ugalde

Thursday, February 16 2017

Jingles galore! This week comedian Joseph Ugalde joins us with his electronic keyboard. The show starts in a confusing manner when a high and echoey stranger calls in. Things don't improve. Joseph tells us about his caffeinated triumph on stage at SF Sketchfest with Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero. Beta blockers and performance anxiety are discussed. David and Joseph talk about diarrhea. David practises his listening skills as Joseph speaks about his family and growing up with a single mother. The two discuss their favourite comedians. Joseph describes lucid dreaming. David's girlfriend calls in and her and Joseph help ease David's stress about doing a roast show. A man named Adam Pollock calls in and informs us about public defecation in San Francisco. That went well, I think. David discusses his recently wrecked motorcycle with the Suzuki SV650S owner. David tells us about his upcoming radio shows at Burning Man. The episode ends with the debut of a new theme song.

Episode 18: Sara DeForest

Thursday, February 9 2017

This week comedian Sara DeForest of podcast Fish Burps joins us. David's brother calls and pushes a sensitive David's buttons. Sara accuses David of being a gingerphile. That went well, I think. Sara tells us a bit about her family dynamics and growing up with a much older brother. Roast battle shows are discussed and Sara compliments David's recent success at one. We learn that there's many people with the same name as your host when Elver from Columbia calls in. David's initially very rude to Elver, but his compelling back story about adoption quiets David down. Vic has questions for the show. The Suzuki SV650S has been registered with the CHP. The episode ends very abruptly when a menacing man with a metal stick appears outside the studio. Did Sara and David make it out alive? Find out next week on This Is Going Well, I Think with David Cooper!

Episode 17: Cole Chapman

Thursday, February 2 2017

This week Cole Chapman joins us to promotionally plug Category Five Sluricane E-40 Hurricane, the world's worst alcoholic beverage. David's ex-wife calls to let us know about her new love interest, who went to high school and summer camp with David. Her question for the show is: how long do you wait before you tell someone you were married to David Cooper and is that a deal-breaker? David's friend Jordan calls high as a kite and inception happens when a previous episode is played over the current one. A caller from the street on her way to Bali doesn't have time for us. A cyberbully leaves the show a menacing message demanding David wish her a happy birthday. Cole and David discuss a plan to confront the cyberbully with several callers and the episode climaxes with the confrontation. Oh yeaahhhhhhh! David's girlfriend calls and generally expresses disapproval with the way the episode went. We learn Cole's possibly in ad sales, possibly works for a newspaper, gets along with his family and has either an older or younger brother who's definitely an anti-Semite. Cole walks away saying, "I came on expecting some kind of interview, but it's just therapy for David Cooper for an hour and a half." That went well, I think. We're told the Suzuki SV650S is being inspected by the CHP next week, but it's not the first time we've heard that.

Episode 16: Munette, Anally

Wednesday, January 25 2017

Tonight Munette - a psuedonym - of podcast Ask a Divorcée joins us. At the top, David's childhood friend Jordan calls in and tells us about his new love interest. Jordan speaks to the ongoing plot arc of David's mother's childhood toplessness. Age of consent laws in Canada vs. the US and their various loopholes are debated. Munette tells of us of her new romance and his symmetrical, perfect penis. By collecting pellets, Munette and her man believe life and death are the same which is confusing. A mystery to David -- why Munette always looks dirty -- is answered. We find out Munette doesn't care for testicles but that David's a "Ball Man." The Suzuki SV650S owner, David and Munette discuss mental illness. We're still awaiting the bike's inspection by the CHP. David's girlfriend calls and the show devolves to discussing buttholes and hemorrhoids. That went well, I think. The episode ends with David and Munette disagreeing about the definition of polyamory.

Episode 15: Ray Connolly, pt. 2

Thursday, January 19 2017

Ray Connolly has been sober for 19 days. What else can be said of the worst episode of the worst radio show broadcast to date? Not a whole lot. Vic called. Listen for yourself. Or don't. That did not go well, I think. The Suzuki SV650S has a problem with its vehicle identification number.

Episode 14: Alexandria Love

Thursday, January 12 2017

This week hilarious comic Alexandria Love of Bay Area podcast Here's Why That's Funny drops in. She's twenty-four years old. With the revelation that Alex is inexplicably drawn to David, the following question comes up: would you rather be likeable or be David? Our first caller is the studio's neighbour complaining about the show. Brianna from the street calls in and tells David he looks ashy and needs lotion. Parental problems are discussed. Alex's parents think she's a loose woman. David's parents call in for the first time. His mother gives a long overdue apology, but David laments that there wasn't more confrontation. A stand-up routine about fruit is played. David's early childhood friend (and crush?) Hallie unexpectedly walks by and calls in. David asks what might have been if he'd made advances when they were thirteen. Events that happened years ago are discussed and David's definitely, definitely still not angry. David and Alex commiserate over their formative years. Alex explores feelings of self-esteem, happiness, loneliness, and fraught high school days and relates them to her experiences with stand-up comedy. Too much wine is consumed. David gets called a rape apologist. That went well, I think. The Suzuki SV650S is getting its plates registered tomorrow, but we'll believe it when we see it. Or hear it.

Episode 13: Jon Cooper (Canadian Special)

Thursday, January 5 2017

A special episode broadcast from an ad-hoc home studio in Toronto. This week, David's brother Jon joins us. At the top, Jon discusses his view of David's childhood woes and verifies claims about their mother's nudist tendencies. After an initial brawl about a guitar theft and Jon's relationship with a friendly neighbourhood pedophile, a friend calls in saying David and Jon are Jewish narcissists. There's a trumpet, there's Tequila! Jon and their brother Dan gang up on David about his imaginary girlfriend. A guest, Galo, tells us a bad story about David naked and covered in vomit this past New Years Eve. That went well, I think. David's (ex?) girlfriend grabs the mic and takes a few jabs at everyone. She stunningly fact checks David's false claims about his sexual history. A challenge arises: will the Suzuki SV650S be sold before David finalizes his divorce? Afterwards, what you didn't hear was Jon say, "That was terrible, can we re-do it?"

Episode 12: Dan Linley & Vic Dence (Christmas Special)

Saturday, December 24 2016

It's Christmas live from a crappy hotel or a decent motel with David finding himself in North County, San Diego for a bizarre impromptu episode. Joining him are childhood friends Dan Linley and Vic Dence. A caller to many but never an in-person guest, it's Vic's first time on a podcast, nay radio show in the flesh. It's a surreal experience for him. Dan refuses to cooperate and plays video games the whole time wearing disgusting socks. Dan's podcast co-host Doug from Fish Burp who's been feuding with David calls. In the holiday spirit the two make a small move toward reconciliation. Alex Love from yet another podcast, Here's Why That's Funny, rings aroused with Christmas furvor and threatens to beat David's "monkey ass." The motley crew bicker and discuss their tolerance for David. Vic's diplomacy skills shine through when he mediates an argument over whether lying to your kids about Santa is sociopathic. That went well, I think. No word about the Suzuki SV650S.

Episode 11: Rusty Shackleford

Thursday, December 22 2016

Comedian Rusty Shackleford drops into the studio. Rusty's got a thousand kids in two thousand timezones. An employee of the Environmental Protection Agency, he discusses with David and the Suzuki SV650S's owner the legality of the bike's exhaust system. Your host and neighbourhood Grinch David, self-styled as the President and CEO of The Lonely Jewish Christmas Club rants on about his Yuletide disdain. An anti-Semitic caller tells David to relax and not let Christmas stress him out. Another caller likens your host to Howard Stern and Rusty to Robin. Hilarity ensues. Ex-marine Rusty and David argue repeatedly over whether there are "Davids" in the military. David's brother calls in but quickly gets bored. Things get real when Rusty talks candidly about his brief but turbulent tour in Iraq during Desert Storm. The show ends with everyone having to pee. That went well, I think.

Episode 10: Dan Linley, pt. 2

Wednesday, December 14 2016

Dan Linley joins us for his second time in the studio and spends the night bickering with David -- his gruff Irish charisma no match for David's manic apathy. Our friend with the Suzuki SV650S ponders what he'll do with the money from selling the... Oh. Yeah. Fecalphobic podcast-calling legend Vic rings in to the live radio show. It's not a podcast. A Latvian or Lithuanian or Latino man grooves to a funky beat. A man with a trumpet takes us on a space wars odyssey. Vic and Dan offer a Christmas miracle to David but David's ex-girlfriend calls in questioning his motives. That went well, I think. And now back to a very pregnant Diane in the weather room.

Episode 9: Omar Doe

Thursday, December 8 2016

This week David warmly welcomes Omar Doe (a pseudonym), his Palestinian barber. Contrary to what his Myspace says, he's not an anti-Semite. A strange woman named Breena calls in. She flip flops on the happiness of her childhood, and we add her mother who once went down to a basement and came up as a Jew for Jesus. David's ex-wife calls in and to David's dismay discusses his receding hairline with Omar. That went well, I think. The theme of dead pets from the past two episodes continues. David's brother asks Omar why he shaves in David's signature "speed groove" haircut. His brother also confesses to trying to kill a woman with a motorboat. Omar shares some real moments discussing addiction, a possible higher power, and twelve step programs. Omar's fiancée calls in and aren't they sweet! The episode nearly ends with no update on the SV650S, but at the last minute we find out about its pending DMV registration.