Get Up On This with Jensen Karp: The Snow Plow Show Podcast

Every Thursday morning Jensen Karp gets us up on something new

November 21, 2019
Get Up On This with Jensen Karp: The Snow Plow Show Podcast

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Every Thursday morning Jensen brings our attention to something that we may not know about yet or something we may have overlooked in the past.

Now it's time to "Get Up On This."

This week Jensen gets us up on The Snow Plow Show Podcast hosted by a guy named Bob who goes by - Red Box Chili Pepper. Jensen first found out about this podcast through a tweet that told him he was shouted out on an episode. The host mentioned that he was a fan of Jensen’s music at one time and had received Jensen’s book, Kanye West Owes Me $300, from a listener. Little did he know that after checking it out the mention, he would find himself obsessed with dozens of episodes from this podcast.

The Snow Plow Show is on a Podcast network called Phone Losers of America. It’s a prank call community that does podcasts. The question Jensen posed was why hasn’t a podcast about prank calls gone viral or mainstream in pop-culture? The short answer is, because of legal issues. Crank Yankers was famously recorded in Las Vegas, NV for these reasons and some others may be recorded from outside the US. Because of these circumstances, Jensen didn’t have a complete history of Phone Losers of America, but here’s what he does know.

The Snow Plow Show has been around since 2013 and there have been different incarnations from the community. The host, RBCP, is insanely prolific releasing 2 episodes per week with about 30 - 40 prank calls per episode - and some calls go on for about 20 minutes. He obtains lists of phone numbers from businesses that anonymously send him phone numbers (keep that in mind next time you sign up for something). He usually sticks to a theme and once the calls start he continuously keeps rolling the calls. Unlike The Jerky Boys, where there are great payoffs in every call, on this show you get to experience the entire process, which is what Jensen enjoys about it most. You don’t get to hear all the voice mails he gets but you do hear the people that hang up on him and how the calls play out - some go well and others don’t. You also get an insight as to how he puts the show together, and if you’re anything like Jensen, you’ll also find it oddly satisfying.

Jensen isn’t entirely sure how he does it legally, but RBCP is very cautious because a few years ago he was raided by the FBI (True story). Now, he’s currently on probation for hacking and other prank calling related things.

He's been doing this for several years and has a lot of episodes readily available where you could quickly get dragged into his universe. He changes his voice and even pitches it up to pretend he’s a female, and it’s hard to imagine people believe him. But they do! He also has a Patreon where for a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes and request things like calling specific people or submitting ideas on what would be a funny prank call (which Jensen plans on doing). Look for them by searching “Phone Losers of America” wherever you get podcasts. It’s an entertaining binge and for Jensen, it’s very relaxing and funny.