The FDH Lounge

Welcome to the webcast where “nothing is off-topic!”¬† Here’s a short list of some of the wonderful conversationalists that we’ve been fortunate enough to have on our program: (repeat guests in CAPS): KENNY ALBERT, Bryan Alvarez, Jon Anderson, Curtis Armstrong, TEDDY ATLAS, BOB BARKER, JOHN BASEDOW, Brutus Beefcake, Tully Blanchard, Eric Bolling, Bobbie Brown, RIC BUCHER, ADAM BUCKMAN, Steve Byrne, CHIP CARAY, SEAN CASEY, Charley Casserly, Dominic “Uncle Junior” Chianese, The San Diego Chicken, LIZ CLAMAN, JIM CORNETTE, Christopher Cross, David-Michel Davies, Dick DeBartolo, COLIN DELANY, JJ Dillon, Diane Dimond, JOE DIOGUARDI, Ian Eagle, Miss USA Rima Fakih, ROBERT FLORES, Bob Glauber, Gilbert Gottfried, Lou Gramm, BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock, MICHAEL HARMON, BRET “HITMAN” HART, ELLIS HENICAN, Missy Hyatt, Al Jaffee, Don Jamieson, JIMI JAMISON, Rebecca Jarvis, Tommy John, Ernie Johnson, DHANI JONES, Richard Justice, Armen Keteyian, BOBBY KIMBALL, Nikita Koloff, Tommy Lasorda, Dan Lauria, “Road Warrior Animal” Joe Laurinaitis, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Will Leitch, LEX LUGER, BEN LYONS, ALEX MARVEZ, Dave Meltzer, Russ Mitchell, MATTHEW MODINE, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Thomas Ian Nicholas, John Oates, Original Midnight Express reunion (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton), Gaylord Perry, Steve Perry, The Phillie Phanatic, Matt Pinfield, Harley Race, Tommy Reid, Sam Rosen, Jacques Rougeau, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Steve Sabol, Jeremy Schaap, Harvey Schiller, Art Schlichter, Peter Scolari, Frank Shamrock, Ken Shamrock, STEVE SMITH, Rick Springfield, Jayson Stark, Dayna Steele, George “The Animal” Steele, Bert Randolph Sugar, MICKEY THOMAS, Eddie Trunk, Luscious Johnny Valiant, Greg Vaughn, Ross Valory, George Veras, Troy Vincent, Bill Werde, Dan Wheldon and ZIGGY CARTOONIST TOM WILSON.

How’s this for diversity of content matter on our program?

Then, here’s a list of platforms where we are carried (in addition to the mothership at

Blubrry Google Podcasts Listen Notes Pandora Podbean RadioPublic Stitcher TuneIn YouTube

Our 1000+ hour catalog catalog is available on our site under the Podcast tab.

Also, we have a number of best-of compilations: Part 1 from our Episode Era, Part 2 from our Episode Era, Best of Mini-Episodes 1-150, Best of Mini-Episodes 151-250, Best of Mini-Episodes 251-350, Best of Mini-Episodes #351-450, Best of Mini-Episodes #451-550, Best of Mini-Episodes #551-650,  Best of Mini-Episodes #651-750, Best of Mini-Episodes #751-850,  Best of Mini-Episodes #851-950, Best of Mini-Episodes #951-1050,  Best of Mini-Episodes #1051-1150 and Best of Mini-Episodes #1151-1250, Best of Mini-Episodes #1251-1350 and Best of Mini-Episodes #1351-1450.

Before we try to explain THE FDH LOUNGE to you, first check out our three-minute history, our ten-minute history and our 15-minute history.

THE FDH LOUNGE¬†has brought back the Great American Radio Show, albeit to Internet television. Having spun off of our sister division¬†¬†(which has coverage of¬†football,¬†baseball,¬†hoops,¬†hockey,¬†NASCAR¬†and¬†niche sports) with Episode #1 on January 14, 2007 and now broadcasting through our friends at¬†Sportsology¬†and on our¬†blog¬†and YouTube channel¬†after a successful run on the former (which included a daily two-hour best-of program entitled THE FDH LOUNGE VAULT), THE FDH LOUNGE branches beyond the traditional FDH Enterprises, LLC-produced programming of fantasy sports and general sports content.¬† It also encompass pop culture, politics, geopolitics, ‘rasslin’, general news and whatever else the Dignitaries of THE FDH LOUNGE deem worthy of their focus.¬† The LOUNGE prides itself on smart and entertaining roundtable discussion and conversations on more subjects than any other program anywhere would dare to tackle.¬† Truly, THE FDH LOUNGE is the one program for which the slogan ‚Äúnothing is off-topic‚ÄĚ applies.¬† In the box underneath, you can check the content of every one of THE FDH LOUNGE programs.¬† Click¬†here¬†to read the story behind the first 100 episodes of the program.¬† The program celebrated its landmark 150th episode on June 7, 2011 and its 500th hour of programming with an appearance by rock legend Steve Perry on November 4, 2011.

Click HERE to go to The FDH Lounge Multimedia Magazine and Click HERE for The FDH Lounge Ultimate Anthology with our entire online archive.
Click HERE to go to The FDH Lounge Ultimate Links Page, the most indispensable resource on the web with 2,175 links in 52 categories.
Click HERE for The FDH Lounge on Facebook & Click HERE for The FDH Lounge on Twitter.
Click HERE for The FDH Lounge YouTube Channel.
THE PANTHEON Part I: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on July 20, 2008
(full results and analysis of balloting here).
Best President: Ronald Reagan
Best Country other than the US: Canada
Best Motion Picture: The Godfather
Best Thespian: Kevin Costner
Best Female Bombshell: Raquel Welch
Best Musical Performer/Group: Bon Jovi
Best TV Show: All In the Family
Best TV/Movie Cartoon Character: Bugs Bunny
Best Comic Book Character: Superman
Best Pro Wrestler: Ric Flair
Best Football Player: Jim Brown
Best Basketball Player: Michael Jordan
Best Race Car Driver (from any circuit): Richard Petty
Best Hockey Player: Wayne Gretzky
Best Baseball Pitcher: Nolan Ryan
Best Baseball Hitter: Babe Ruth

THE PANTHEON Part II: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on July 22, 2009
(full results and analysis of balloting here) — winners with over 50% of ballots in caps.
Best Pro Sports Coach/Manager: Paul Brown
Best Sporting Event: Super Bowl
Best Fantasy Sport: FOOTBALL
Best Olympic Sport: Hockey
Best Sportscaster (Play-By-Play): Vin Scully
Best Sportscaster (Color Commentator): John Madden
Best Sports Movie: Bull Durham
Best Movie Villain: Joker (Heath Ledger version)
Best Pro Wrestling Manager: Bobby Heenan
Best Video Game (Non-Sports): Grand Theft Auto
Best Musical Guilty Pleasure: Phil Collins air drum solo to “In the Air Tonight”
Best Non-U.S. City: Toronto
Best U.S. City: New York City
Best Political Scandal: Watergate
Best Seinfeld Episode: The Soup Nazi
Best TV Commercial Character: Mr. Whipple

THE PANTHEON Part III: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on February 17, 2010
(full results and analysis of balloting here) — winners with over 50% of ballots in caps.
Best Sportswriter: Terry Pluto
Best Under-Appreciated Athlete: Kenny Lofton
Best Heavyweight Boxer: MUHAMMAD ALI
Best Non-Heavyweight Boxer: Sugar Ray Leonard
Best MMA Competitor: Chuck Liddell
Best Single Sporting Event or Game Ever: Miracle on Ice
Best Sports General Manager/ Executive: Bill Polian
Best Sports Stadium or Arena: Wrigley Field
Best Sports Video Game: MADDEN FOOTBALL
Best Pro Wrestling Tag Team: Road Warriors
Best Late Night Talk Show Host: Johnny Carson
Best TV Drama or Comedy Character: Cosmo Kramer
Best Foreign Cuisine: Italian
Best Comedian: Richard Pryor
Best Live Musical Performer: Bruce Springsteen
Best Sandwich: Corned beef sandwich from Goodman’s Sandwich Inn in Cleveland

THE PANTHEON Part IV: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on November 10, 2010
(full results and analysis of balloting here) — winners with over 50% of ballots in caps.
Best Super Bowl: Steelers/Cardinals (XLIII)
Best Comeback Game (Regardless of Sport): Bills/Oilers January 3, 1993 playoff game
Best Single-Season Pro Team (Regardless of Sport): 1995-96 Chicago Bulls
Best Pro Franchise (Regardless of Sport): New York Yankees
Best College Coach (Regardless of Sport): Mike Krzyzewski
Best Sports Tradition: Handshake line after a Stanley Cup Playoff series
Best College Football Program: Ohio State
Best Genre of Motorsports: Sprint Cup
Best Pro Wrestling Monster Bad Guy: The Undertaker
Best Movie Franchise (Combining Original and Sequels): Star Wars
Best Innovative TV Series: 24
Best Song: Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin
Best Continent: NORTH AMERICA
Best Fast Food Meal or Sandwich: Mr. Hero cheeseburger
Best American Tradition: Independence Day
Best Animal or Fish in a Zoo or Aquarium: Dolphin

THE PANTHEON Part V: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on November 4, 2011
¬†— winners with over 50% of ballots in caps.
Best Clutch Performer (Regardless of Sport): Michael Jordan
Best Comeback by an Athlete (Regardless of Sport): Josh Hamilton
Best Motorsports Event: Indianapolis 500
Best Sports Website:
Best Athlete in an Individual Sport: Michael Phelps
Best College Hoops Program: DUKE
Best Pro Wrestling Group or Stable: The NWO
Best Vacation Spot Outside the USA: Australia
Best TV-Turned-Movie Star: Tom Hanks
Best Decade of Music: The 1980s
Best Snack Food: popcorn
Best American Success Story: Steve Jobs

THE PANTHEON Part VI: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on June 3, 2012
— winners with over 50% of ballots in caps.
Best Quarterback: Joe Montana
Best Goalie: Patrick Roy
Best Sports Blog: The FDH Lounge *In a highly splintered field, a few proud and perhaps overenthusiastic voters chose our own blog
Best Coach at Both the Pro and College Levels in Either Football or Basketball: Larry Brown
Best TV Sports Innovation: The yellow first-down line
Best World Series:1991
Best Pro Wrestling Announcer: Jim Ross
Best Chain Restaurant: McDonalds
Best Underpublicized Vacation Spot: Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia
Best Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles
Best TV Spin-off: Frasier
Best Act of Presidential Leadership: Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

THE PANTHEON Part VII: The Best of the Best as voted on by The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge on January 14, 2013
to celebrate¬†the 6th anniversary of the program — winners with over 50% of ballots in caps.
Best Multi-Sport Athlete: BO JACKSON
Best NFL Defensive Player: Lawrence Taylor
Best Baseball Player: Babe Ruth
Best Hoops Big Man: Wilt Chamberlain
Best College Sports Facility: The Horseshoe (Ohio Stadium)
Best Boxing Match: Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas
Best Pro Wrestler on the Mic: Ric Flair
Best Pizza Topping: pepperoni
Best Under-Appreciated Music Album: Exposed by Vince Neil
Best Versatile Actor/Actress: Morgan Freeman
Best Achievement by the USA: peaceful transfer of power
Best TV Show of the 21st Century: Breaking Bad

To “celebrate” President’s Day, The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge voted on America’s worst president for the February 22, 2011 episode
(ballot and point system here).
Worst President Ever: Jimmy Carter (85 points)
2nd Worst (tie): Andrew Johnson & Richard Nixon (62 points)
4th Worst: George W. Bush (61 points)
5th Worst: James Buchanan (59 points)
6th Worst: Millard Fillmore (54 points)
7th Worst: Warren Harding (51 points)
8th Worst: Franklin Pierce (46 points)
9th Worst: Herbert Hoover (45 points)
10th Worst: Barack Obama (13 points)
11th Worst: William Henry Harrison (11 points)
12th Worst: Woodrow Wilson (10 points)
13th Worst: Andrew Jackson (9 points)
14th Worst (tie): Bill Clinton & Lyndon Johnson (7 points)
16th Worst (tie): George H.W. Bush & Franklin Roosevelt (3 points)

The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge gathered on December 10, 2008 for a serpentine, fantasy-style draft dedicated to the premise that each participant was trying to form the ultimate rock band (full event recap here).
1st PLACE, SAMANTHA JONES (picking 6th in the 1st round): Flea (bass), Neil Peart (drums), Tom Morello (guitar), Mike Shinoda (wild card), Steven Tyler (front man), Lucia Micarelli (wild card)
2nd PLACE, RICK MORRIS (picking 4th in the 1st round): Geddy Lee (bass), Steve Smith (drums), Steve Vai (guitar), Eric Johnson (wild card), Scott Weiland (front man), Donald Fagen (wild card)
3rd PLACE, ANTHONY PETRONE (picking 2nd in the 1st round): Tom Scholz (wild card), Jack Blades (bass), Peter Frampton (guitar), Roger Taylor (drums), Joe Walsh (wild card), Steve Perry (front man)
4th PLACE, JASON JONES (picking 7th in the 1st round): Zakk Wylde (wild card), Bootsy Collins (bass), Herman Lee (guitar), Chester Bennington (front man), Joey Jordison (drums), Scruffy Wallace (wild card) 5th PLACE, BUCK WOODWARD (picking 1st in the 1st round): Les Claypool (bass), Kirk Hammett (guitar), Dave Grohl (wild card), Chad Smith (drums), Trent Rezner (wild card), Rob Halford (front man)
6th PLACE, TONY MAZUR (picking 8th in the 1st round): Chris Cornell (front man), Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Taylor Hawkins (drums), Robert DeLeo (bass), Kevin Martin (wild card), Joey Santiago (wild card) 7th PLACE: MATT PETRONE (picking 3rd in the 1st round): Michael Anthony (bass), Brian May (guitar), Joe Perry (wild card), Michael Cartellone (drums), Dennis DeYoung (wild card), Joe Elliott (front man)
8th PLACE, PAUL BELFI *(picking 5th in the 1st round) : Joe Satriani (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Ronnie James Dio (front man), Carmine Appice (drums), John Lord (wild card), Sammy Hagar (wild card)
* Winner on the judge’s scorecard, but disqualified on a technicality, see recap for details.

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