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The Carbolic Smoke Ball Report no longer appears on the DVE Morning Show. It was a great run, and we had a lot of fun, but after almost three years, we decided to pull the plug and stretch beyond the format.

We’ll have new bits, content, and experiments posted here soon. In the meantime, you can browse the archives of our old shows…

MAY 2009

May 15 ,2009 |  Ailing Banks, Photo-Ops, Pope’s Speech

May 8, 2009 |  Swiss Desert, GOP Ticket, Judge-Keeping

May 1, 2009 |  Boyle Bombshell, Cheney Epidemic, Draft Gay

APRIL 2009

April 24, 2009 |  Madonna/Jolie Trade, Jackson Auction

April 17, 2009 |  Bush & the Pirates, Fireworks, Masters

April 3, 2009 |  Earth Hour Attack, Looking for Barack

MARCH 2009

March 20, 2009 |  Foreclosures, Outbreaks, Name Changes

March 13, 2009 |  Time Change, St. Patty’s Day, Lincoln Logs

March 6, 2009 |  Howard Brothers 3-D, Pope Fired, Pinto Fixed

FEBRUARY 2009

February 27, 2009 |  Oscar Recap, Capt. “Sully” Speaks Out

February 13, 2009 |  Phelps, Clones, Corpses, & Slumdogs

February 6, 2009 |  Groundhog Day, Peanuts Recall, Taxes

JANUARY 2009

January 23, 2009 |  Inaugural Re-Dos, Presidential Orientation

January 16, 2009 |  Consumer Tips, Reigns of Terror

January 9, 2009 |  Burris, Sarkozy, & AirTran Troubles

DECEMBER 2008

December 12, 2008 |  Governors, Recessions, & Whoop-Ass

December 5, 2008 |  Target Apologizes, CEOs Downsize

NOVEMBER 2008

November 26, 2008 |  Lennon Forgiven, Spelling Corrected

November 21, 2008 |  Zombies, Vampires, & Oreo Brutality

November 14, 2008 |  Biden’s Exorcist, 50 Cent’s Downgrade

November 7, 2008 |  Hillary, Mildred, Barack, John, and Otzi

OCTOBER 2008

October 31, 2008 |  McCain, Palin, Biden, and Voldemort

October 24, 2008 |  Colin Powell, ACORN, Mr. Blackwell

October 17, 2008 |  Bill Maher, O.J., “That One”

October 3, 2008 |  VP Debate, Palin’s Sugar, Harry’s Horse

SEPTEMBER 2008

September 26, 2008 |  Blaine, The Amish, Larry King Live

September 19, 2008 |  Ocho Cinco, John-John, and Monica

September 5, 2008 |  McCain Arrested, Obama Tested

AUGUST 2008

August 22, 2008 |  Mao, McCain, and Bigfoot

August 15, 2008 |  Favre Retires Again, Mr. Blackwell Lists

August 8, 2008 |  Favre, Obama, and the Holy Cheeto

August 1, 2008 |  Olympic Terror, California Quake

JULY 2008

July 25, 2008 |  Obama’s Renouncement, McCain’s Essay

July 11, 2008 |  A-Rod’s Divorce, Jesse Jackson’s Apology

July 3, 2008 |  Carbolic Smoke Ball’s Salute to America

JUNE 2008

June 27, 2008 |  McCain’s Prize, Peter Pan’s Puberty

June 20, 2008 |  U.S. Open Secrets, Obama & Mamas

June 13, 2008 |  Shuttle Mission, Ed McMahon’s House

June 6, 2008 |  Big Brown, Campaign Hate Speech

MAY 2008

May 30, 2008 |  McCain’s Health, Hockey Supremacy

May 23, 2008 |  Saint Spock, Same-Sex Marriage

May 16, 2008 |  Sinatra Stamp, Hillary Movie

May 9, 2008 |  Clinton Fundraising, Miley Cyrus Photos

APRIL 2008

April 25, 2008 |  Pope’s Visit, Flintstones Bird’s Death

April 18, 2008 |  Political Bombshells, Robert Frost

April 11, 2008 |  Obama’s Miracle, Olympic Torch

MARCH 2008

March 28, 2008 |  Sniper Fire, Eliot Spitzer

March 21, 2008 |  Mrs. Dolly Llama, GOP Primaries

March 14, 2008 |  St. Patty’s Day, Casino Crime

March 7, 2008 |  JLo, Big Ben, Jesse Jackson

DECEMBER 2007

December 21, 2007 |  A Carbolic Smoke Ball Christmas

About Carbolic
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The Carbolic Book Award

Zombies Ate My Headlines won a Gold Medal at the 2009 Independent Publisher Awards as the Best Humor Book of the Year. And we didn't even have to bribe the selection committee.
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