The Morning Stream

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The Morning Stream with Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbott!

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The Morning Stream was launched on January 24th, 2011 by Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbott. It streams every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning at 8am PST / 11am EST with a podcast version of the episode being put up for download later that day. A typical episode runs around 90-120 minutes.

On March 6th, 2014 the first episode of TMSPM aired thanks to the contributions of Patreon members! To contribute to TMS, check out their Patreon page.

The Tadpool (fan community)

Daily Show SegmentsEdit

Stump a Trek Nerd Scott calls Darrell the TrekNerd to ask him a trivia question about Star Trek. Generally there will be four options for Darrel to choose from, unless it is a true or false question. Most days Darrell will try and delay answering so that he will have more time to figure out the answer, which has caused the chat room to start taking bets. If he answers correctly he gets to hear the smooth, rich sound of Scott Fletcher telling him "Congratulations, you're a winner!" If he gets the question wrong then he gets to hear a lady say "Pro-boner".

Initially the Star Trek question were about all things Star Trek, but after several questions about Star Trek series that Darrell didn't know anything about, the questions became focused on "The Original Series" and "The Next Generation."

Food TastingEdit

Fans and friends send Scott and Brian food and drink from all over the world. The intrepid hosts sample new items every day live on the air and give their opinions of experience.


Stories from around the world are looked at from the world of politics to stupid scientific studies. On slower news days, Scott has admitted to searching google news for the word "penis".

Celebrity PoopEdit

The world of celebrities gets examined as our heroes take a look at the antics of those non-podcasting "famous" people.

Weird WebEdit

The depths of the internet are examined as our hosts take a look at a weird and bizarre website. On Tuesdays, Weird Things replaces Weird Web.


After Celebrity Poop and then again at the end of the show, Scott will play two songs chosen by Brian. They are generally covers of songs that Brian has collected over the years for his show Coverville. Brian will from time to time have a theme for the songs he chooses, but he does also pick them from listener recommendations. Requests can be made at To see the full list click here: or check out the list on Coverville's site:

Scott Fletcher QuotesEdit

Mr. Scott Fletcher says funny, sarcastic, disturbing, sexy and interesting quotes just for TMS!

Retro Sound BitesEdit

Played before the show and after the first song, Scott will play a sound bite from years gone by. This could be anything from commercials, radio shows, or cartoon PSAs. A good chunk of the sounds on Scott’s soundboard have originated from these sound bites.

Misc Sound ClipsEdit

Any clip Scott finds amusing, incluing commercials, youtube videos and politicians saying stupid things.


There are two kinds of sponsorship of the show. The first kind is usually done by a company that sponsors the episode itself. Sometimes these companies will have contest to go along with the Sponsorship, such as MapHook with their daily prize giveaway followed by a weeklong giveaway.

The second kind of sponsorship is done per segment. Starting off each segment was sponsored by another podcast from the Frogpants Network. That changed when Scott added a function to the website where for $10 a listener could sponsor a segment and give a short message that they personalize. There are times when these ads are ones that Scott has made up to make sure that each segment still has a sponsor.

Sponsorship ads are read by Brian Ibbott. He'll read the main sponsor at the beginning and end of the show, along with any contest information that may go along with it. The segment sponsors are read before the segment.

Weekly Show SegmentsEdit

Weekly appearances as follows:

Therapy Thursday (Wendi Dunford) - 73

Current Geek/Tom's Tasty Tech Time Torrent (Tom Merritt) - 62

Major Spoilers (Stephen Schleicher) - 56

Fitness Geek (Bill Doran) - 54

Weird Things/JUrY Duty (Justin Robert Young) - 54

Recommentals Extra (Nicole Spagnuolo) - 54

Geek Food! (Kim Johnson and Sarah Brown) - 10 


Major SpoilersEdit

Stephen Schleicher of Major Spoilers comes on to discuss many of the geek related topics.


Fitness GeekEdit

Bill Doran, aka @chinbeard, offers fitness advice and challenges. He also does prop replicas and you can find more from him at

Weird ThingsEdit

Justin Robert Young of the Weird Things website talks about unusual items in the world around us. Things he has discussed have varied from an encounter with a drunken space alien to various creatures of the cryptozoology world. It's a running joke for Scott to mutate Justin Robert Young's name, and the variations are recorded here. JRY was moved from Thursdays to Tuesdays from show 201 beacuse on endeavour to give Wendi as much time needed for Therapy Thursday.



The little gems of the Netflix Streaming are brought to the forefront by Nicole Spagnuolo. An offshoot of the Recommentals section of the Movielicious podcast, Nicole discusses a few films that she has watched during her travels that are available on the Netflix Streaming. On the few occasions where she is unable to make an appearance on the show Scott, Brian, and even Scott Fletcher have filled in with their movie recommendations.

Tom's Tomtacula Tasty Tech Time TorrentEdit

Tom Merritt comes on the show to discuss a geeky news story followed by a geeky story that a listener has submitted. This segment first aired on episode 51, April 20, 2011. Current Geek was retired and Tom's segment is now known as Tom's Tomtacula Tasty Testicular Tech Time Torrent.


Therapy ThursdaysEdit

Every Thursday Scott calls his sister, Wendi Dunford, a professional therapist to answer serious questions that listeners write in. She offers her professional advice and gives everyone a look into how the human mind works.


Freakish Lemon, Mike Boyd, and Jamie Brand provide mashups of clips from a week's worth of episodes.

Previous SegmentsEdit

Thing of the Day Starting off the show, Scott and Brian find a word or phrase that needs to be stricken from the language or just a thing that people do that is annoying. This has been transforemed into what is know as "Thing of the Day" where not only are words submitted to be stricken from the world, but also objects, places or things. People are allowed to use it one more time, and then never again. Mostly these are listener submissions, but from time to time Scott and Brian will be annoyed enough to add their own.

Mail Bag MondaysEdit

E-mails are read on the air and is commented on. This was once a daily segment but was changed to weekly to help regulate episode length, which varies based on guest segments.


Randomopedia was a daily segment where Scott would find something on wikipedia and share it. This segment ran for the first few weeks of TMS.

Two QuestionsEdit

Nick From the 20 Questions podcast (Dornoll from AIE) asked both Scott and Brian a question each. The question is usually submitted and can vary from a plethora of topics. Update: this segment is now retired due to the demands of Nick's new job.

Spring Blood Bath and Breakfast BrawlEdit

Marty from AIE creates a poll for each episode of pitting one thing against another. The two combatants can be either real or fictional.

Comic BooksEdit

Chris Renshaw of the website Obsessive Comics Disorder discusses major plot lines and general happenings that are going on with Marvel, DC, and independent comic book companies.

Geek Food Edit

The Geek Food segment debuted after the re-launch of the Geek Food blog. Kim Johnson and Sarah Brown host. This segment first aired on show 294 and it will be a small up-date from the site.

Potential Future SegmentsEdit


A science segment was proposed in Episode 9. This concept reappeared later, when on an October 2011 episode of TMS, Scott mentioned that they are working on incorporating a Science segment into TMS.

Scott Fletcher Reads Stuff From the InternetEdit

This segment would be Scott Fletcher reading various things from the internet. So far it has only been a comment from the comments section of a game review of MX Vs ATV Alive during Episode 73.

Friday Call-In ShowEdit

In Episode 5, Scott and Brian contemplated doing a Friday show that would be 30-45 minutes of just call-ins.


Evolution of Justin Robert Young's NameEdit

Scott gets Justin Robert Young's name wrong leading up to the Weird Things segment.

One-Star ReviewsEdit

Scott and Brian imagine listeners getting so annoyed at one specific thing they said that they will leave a one-star review.

Scott Does...Edit

Scott does math. He does other things, too.

... ManEdit

During the News segment, if the article that Scott is reading begins with "... Man", Scott and Brian will repeat it in the voice of Stan Lee, make up an appropriate super-power and play the sound clip of Mr. Lee saying, "You silly person!".

Cover Band NamesEdit

Scott, Brian, guests and the Tadpool often joke that something said on the show would be a great cover band name. Here's a handy dandy list!

Wrestling NamesEdit

Similar to the cover band names meme, the hosts imagine phrases from the show to have been their wrestling name in high school. Apparently the hosts changed names often.

Heir to the FortuneEdit

People mentioned on the show (in news bits, callers or fans, etc.) will often be assumed to be rightful heirs to the fortune of someone or something with a similar name.

Utah ConnectionsEdit

Scott has an expansive knowledge of all things Utah and loves to show it.

Love the Show, ThoughEdit

People began signing their emails this way after someone tweeted that they love the show despite the fact that Scott and Brian don't look like they sound.

Clip Origins Edit

Episode Clip MP3 Timestamp Youtube Link
85 Ricky Perry - "Follow me on twitter" 0:43:20
85 our anus is useful thing indeed 0:02:20
190 Hunan Express Story - "Then you can eat riiice!" 0:11:53
335 who! owl noise from clue movie 0:02:28
393 "Hi Bird'em" 0:18:25
529 Brian - step away from mic to throw up 0:11:20
545 Explosive tip 0:08:36
546 Scott trying to remember lyrics to Passenger's Let Her Go 0:40:40
555 Veronica - "I'm not cutting in line bitch....damn" 0:04:00
556 Brylcreem - "A little dab will do ya" 0:29:00
568 Hi Bird'em follow up 0:04:18
579 "Lava tubes", Congo(1995), Film Sack Ep 197 0:54:18
583 Darrell choking noise 0:21:40
585 Darrell as a teen singing "1930" 0:24:48
587 Rocky and Bullwinkle/Fargo 0:04:00
601 Suckin cheese 0:53:38
610 Burp Noise 0:39:34
610 Darrell "Sucked it up the butthole" 0:23:00
612 Honky tonk this and suckin the cheese 0:14:25
612 Burping Dubstep 0:13:30
626 JRY - "I think I found a transformer" 1:37:18
630 "Ennnd tiimmes" 0:08:48
630 "Ennnd tiimmes" 0:08:48
635 Emo Ducks 0:13:30
640 Brian singing "monchichi" 0:48:10
643 "Add your favorite sausages" 1:03:10
643 "In the Utah", "In the clip clop" 0:03:50
670 "I liked it!" 0:58:40
673 Bill's "stink bag" 0:24:53
677 "you know the guys got talent" origin 0:52:10
688 Darrell "Yeehaw! I'm feeling good today and I can't even identify why" 0:23:48
690 Chits and Meeple 0:22:27
691 How To Pronounce Aspergers 1:37:11
691 How To Pronounce Cumberbatch (bucket crunder dunder) 1:37:25
691 How To Pronounce " cat on man anal" 1:36:14
691 How To Pronounce Pharoh (pear hair aura oreo) 1:36:30
691 How To Pronounce Haute Couture 1:35:55
692 Scott - "What did almond joy have then?" 0:08:30
693 How To Pronounce Colonel (Canolio Na Nolio...Na Na Nolio) 1:48:15
693 Brian - "Are you prepared to limp limp penis penis" 0:38:29
693 Brian - "Are you prepared to watch my flaccid penis" 1:13:56
696 Veronica - Scream noise 1:30:22
704 Help help its happening - from The Leprechaun 0:04:00
718 Darius Rucker - Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch 1:35:20
719 Call with Vince Gilligan 0:09:35
719 Call with Vince Gilligan 0:09:35
754 Scott - drug induced talk, "poop jokes and Brian" , "the guy on twitter lied" 0:15:10
754 Scott - drug induced talk, "poop jokes and Brian" , "the guy on twitter lied" 0:06:15
779 Brian - "pre print figures" 0:09:20
781 Darrell - "thanks a lot effin time change" 0:14:44
789 Veronica Ann Belmont destroyer of worlds 0:03:56
791 "Is it too early to get fish sandwich?" 0:02:00
791 "Is it too early to get fish sandwich?" 0:00:54
791 Surprise phone in the rice container
795 Giving away Daisy getting jim raynor 0:09:30
800 "Let's test the ships phasers" 0:24:40
800 "Let's test the ships phasers" 0:16:48
804 Answer the effing question 0:35:00
807 Fan submitted Big Rock Candy Mountain cover 1:35:25
808 Darrell - "What?" 0:21:15
809 Darrell - "What?" Follow up 0:20:25
844 Tim Cook - "Products" pronunciation 0:56:15
858 eehh, i fell on my keys 0:53:55
858 "God dag på dig" good day to you, film sack 253 the producers 0:26:30
858 JRY and Brushwood singing payback 1:17:37
859 Alex Trebek - ela ela ela eh eh eh 0:02:03
859 "marty fuff can" what a show would be with just brian 0:02:30
864 Brian's experience in jail 0:40:15
872 The great Lion King discussion 0:49:40
875 Darrell - "Oh poop" 0:30:20
875 JRY - John Stossel 1:12:50
880 Brian/Scott childhood quiz 0:17:42
880 Nicole's special recommental 1:11:28
880 Brian - ha ha ha ha...comma 0:03:16
881 Darrel/Brian Pulp Fiction mashup "what" 0:13:25
881 Darrel/Brian Pulp Fiction mashup "what" 0:07:54
884 Leaf crinkling and surprise bee 0:04:28
886 Leaf bee update 1:31:06
888 Scott's children being mistaken for each other 0:11:15
888 Elliot translating for Swedish children 01:02:00
888 Abe's alternative to the 12 step program 01:00:50
889 Brian's go to swear words 0:15:00
889 Scott - "I don't like French words" 1:32:40
890 "Eff you, duct tape is a tool!" 0:56:43
891 Matt - "I think I love you"? 1:03:04
891 Matt - "I think I love you"? 1:01:30
891 Matt - "I think I love you"? 0:51:00
894 "I'm over 72"...womp 0:01:35
894 "I love fish" 0:00:26
895 McDLT 0:28:40
896 Phil Hartman "What!" 0:25:05
896 Star Trek Theme alt B lines 0:23:30
899 Alpha Two Delta Pixel Face 0:44:22
899 Scott accidentally pinches himself 1:25:32
900 Brian trying to get Scott to say a word 0:47:50
901 Scott - "Helllooo theerrreee" 1:18:15
902 Darrell "Smells like a couch where several generations of poopy babbies were born" 0:28:25
902 Mashup inception 0:19:50
904 Scott's potato's 0:05:40
908 Hello, it is Heinrich 0:59:38
908 Lemme check with officer hoo ha, lets test the ships phasers 0:27:10
908 Presents not to give in China 0:25:20
908 Colin Hanks looks like Woody 0:10:50
908 Scott - "The time when we lost all our shirts" The Great Depression 1:07:30
908 A jumbled intro 0:01:05
908 A jumbled intro 0:00:00
911 Veronica Belmont "Hot farts" 1:17:05
911 Scott - "That's what I hear too bitch" 1:15:41
912 Scott "Dole Whip, watch me Nae Nae" 0:02:10
913 USS Kearsarge piloted by Niki Minarrjj 0:22:13
913 Hey Peter, that's a typo 0:13:08
919 Darrel burping and talking at the same time 0:55:00
919 Brian's coccyx 0:05:20
919 Leo Laporte's correct pronunciation of Brian's name and "Scott Johnson has quite the unit" 0:01:20
921 Rocking intro by Beau Schwartz 0:00:28
922 "How many languages do you speak" 0:37:40
930 Brian - "Okay, I will let you know total as soon as I have total" 0:41:30
936 Who played the bird in the Lion King 0:46:25
936 "Lion King" type conversation about Twilight 0:45:18
936 Nicole - "Watch Ex Macanera" 1:08:14
939 Brian - "As I'm sucking on this thing" 0:31:42
939 Darrell - "One of those tastes just kicked me in the...thing" 0:30:33