First, let me apologize for there being no show last Wednesday and for me not letting anyone know.  I am sure all 6 of you were heartbroken.

With that out of the way I must now inform you that we will be taking a brief (or slightly longer) hiatus from podcasting.  With the loss of Doug and Begley (we lost Charlie ages ago) it has been tougher to get everyone together to do the show.  We all know that if it is just me in a room the show is terrible.  Coordinating with Jim can be tough and we are still trying to find new voices.  Pad stepped in last time and did a wonderful job so you will be sure to hear from him again.

Let me say that this isn’t Goodbye.  I am just taking some time off to figure things out.  Rather than do the show live every Sunday I think we might try to record another day of the week but post/air it every Wednesday as per usual.  I have to thank John over at UnregularRadio for being a fan and for giving us an outlet for our stupid little show.  The world needs more people like him.

In the meantime I will continue to post my A-Z, 1-23 which you can hear live on 92.9HD2 (also known as the Ocho) MOn-Fri 6-10a.  I will also be posting podcasts and videos from the days of yore.  You will see and hear the birth of The Sandbox as I dig up stuff from the past.  Stick with  us please, there is plenty of Shanahagins to be had.

Here is a quick teaser:

The Surly Cow – This was a bit from our Richmond days where I assisted Charlie on his morning show.  The gist was that I would talk about how hard life as a cow was while interjecting “Moo!” into my conversations.  I then went to hide somewhere in town and whoever found me won the prize.  It wasn’t Rocket Science.

Robo-Fletcher – Just us tormenting our old PD  Mike Murphy.

Bah Weep!


  1. Dan Ziniti says:

    Bummer, Ed. Keep up the good work and here’s to hoping we’ll get to hear from you soon enough!

    PS- Jim is at his absolute best when he’s either a) on the air with you or b)bitching about you. It was true on FNX and it was just as true with the podcast.

  2. Mike Shea says:

    That’s too bad, I was looking forward to hearing Jim bitch about the Pats.

    This podcast actually got me into the world of listening to podcasts. I’ll use this hiatus to catch up on some of my other favorite shows I’ve discovered such as The Nerdist Podcast, Sklarbro Country, The Adam Carolla Show, Doug Loves Movies and WTF with Mark Maron. I highly recommend all of them!

    Podcasts > Terrestrial radio X a billion. Thanks, Ed!

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  4. Josh says:

    That sucks that you can’t get everyone together. Maybe one of the listeners will step up?

    Either way it’ll be great to hear from you guys again. I may not be able to listen live all the time but its still thoroughly entertaining.

  5. ed says:

    Thanks for all the kind words. Don’t worry, we will be back in one form or another.

  6. __UnderScore__ says:

    Maybe you could do a live on location episode of The Empire from whatever Apple store Charlie is working at.

  7. Black Magilla says:

    I enjoyed all the podcasts you did, thank you for them, I appreciate the time/effort you guys put into it. :-)

  8. Brin says:

    I hope you come back soon! I’m one of those silent listeners who has been a fan of the sandbox since day one, and listen to your podcasts every week, without fail. I do a lot of commuting, and your podcasts have always been my favorite part of my drive. I can’t wait to hear more from you!