Fizzle Like a Flood

Fizzle Like a Flood is an aural scrapbook - an ongoing time capsule. Various life recordings, songs, stories, random sounds, etc. Many appearances by Doug's bestie, Trilety, his girlfriend, Megan and his cat, Cinder.
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Nov 11, 2019

Doug, Megan and Amy toured Paisley Park this past weekend! When phones were again allowed, Doug recorded this. Note how the music suddenly changes quite drastically and then Doug's phone starts doing things on its own. WAS IT PRINCE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE?????? 

Nov 4, 2019

A little random throwback recording from today. :)

Nov 2, 2019

"Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon performed by Township & Range on Halloween 2019 at the Barley Street Tavern.

Oct 30, 2019

Trilety and Doug venture through the train haunted by decorations from Mangelsen's! Akkkk!

Oct 28, 2019

We just had the haunted house for the 3rd year last night. So I "dug up" all I got compiled from the 2nd year for you all to digest! Going through all of it last year is kind of what KILLED the regular podcast ha

Oct 24, 2019

Megan was on her game and recorded Tripmaster playing their gem "Shutters Closed" at the release show for "My East Is Your West" in Davenport back in September!

Listen to the new album here:

Oct 22, 2019

Megan got her tattoo worked on last Friday.

Oct 19, 2019

Was able to capture Steve's heartbreaking gem last night at the David's House Series show with Pink Flamingos! 

Oct 15, 2019

The Midwest Winds Kite Flyers fall festival was Sunday afternoon! You can follow what their fly schedule is here...


Oct 11, 2019

Here's the first decent demo we've made. Kind of sloppy but, hey, put it in Bob Pollard's pipe and smoke it! I think the song shines through the haze.

Oct 8, 2019

A new beginning just in time for October! (Sorry, this one doesn't have Deborah Voorhees.) Listen up as Doug tries to explain his "new direction" to Trilety. Hopefully now we'll get back to some content. Just one hobo nugget at a time. :) 


Feb 2, 2019

Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you!

Okay, funny joke over. I hope you enjoy these recordings from the past couple of months! 


- Megan shares a joke that gives Doug a hyphen/dash flashback

- A Thanksgiving toast and car wash

- "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath as performed by Weezer on the Teal Album

- Welcome Winter!

- Drinks at the Mercury Lounge's Christmas pop-up

- Opening Megan's 2018's advent calendar

- T'was the Night Before Christmas done Rat Pack style performed by the players at PART's "Sinatra Christmas"

- Suzie's close call at Christmas

- Doug plays his 20 yr old cover of "Little Whirl" by Guided by Voices for Trilety (and himself)

Dec 21, 2018

Happy Christmastime, people! It's the solstice and Doug and Trilety want to play you some records to celebrate. Doug picked them out and T-bird added her reflections. Everyone have a great holiday season!

Song 1: 'Magic Perfume' by Charlyne Yi - From a really cute movie called Paper Heart.

Song 2: 'This Package' by Frederick Julius/Matt Geiler/Dancing Pumpkin Man -

Song 3: 'Something There Is About You' by Bob Dylan off the Planet Waves album.

Song 4: 'You Could Have Me If You'd Want Me' aka. 'Slut' by At Land (rough version w/ demo vocal)

Song 5: 'Bar-B-Que' by Yancy Woodchuck off the soundtrack to Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. 

Song 6: Midi 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' from this website: 





Nov 18, 2018

Hello and welcome to a new season of FLAF!! The haunted house is all closed up for the winter and it's time for some random recordings from Doug's life. Enjoy!


- In the spring, Doug and Megan got to see Hollywood Babble-On live in Iowa City (and sing along to the Justin Bieber song).

- Trilety speaks of the emotional burden of cupcakes. And hates on sprinkles.  

- Snow geese at DeSoto Bend (for Dan!)

- Doug, Megan & Elisabeth went down to meet Travis & Rachel in Kansas City for the Oddities Expo.

- Sarah Benck singing that one Blues Traveler 'Hook' song

- watching the motorcycle jumps at World of Wheels with 'Jimety'

- The Prohibitches go see the Prairie Cats at Ozone lounge

- A spotting of Ralph Garman in the Iowa City ped mall!

- Doug and Megan visit Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL

- Matt Whipkey's size 32 pants story

- Gearing up for Megan's art show in the spring

- Mom missed the birthday surprise because of the damn wipers

- Matt Geiler's amazing 'Rainbow On the Ceiling' song for Trilety who is actually Megan

- My name vexes Hauntcast's Chris Baker mwhahahaha     




Apr 6, 2018

Welcome to... April?!?! As I type this it is snowing outside. So stay in and listen to this new episode in which Doug and his old middle school and skate friend Lewis head to Lincoln in the summer of 2017 to see Iron Maiden!


- Mostly it's just the very rando concert recordings plus songs by Ghost (the opening band) and the Maiden...

'Square Hammer' by Ghost

'The Evil That Men Do' by Iron Maiden

Mar 2, 2018

It's March! Here's a new episode so hopefully none of you gave up this podcast for Lent. Please enjoy responsibly.


- Doug sledding/destroying his body

- They had these crazy jet heaters at Haunticon (

- More sledding. This time Megan goes. Drink every time she says 'okay.'

- Destroyer playing a song live at the Waiting Room

- We put Caitlin's old toothbrush to good use cleaning up kitty pee!

- Recordings from the annual Groundhog Day parade in Unadilla (part 1)


- Funnel Cock

- Sounds of the cabin

- Trolling ghosts at Malvern Manor (

- 'Atom Eyes' by the spectacular Tobin Sprout at Reverb


- Even more sledding. Including a new song by the Toddfather!

- Even more Unadilla. The actual parade this time!

- Fireplace commentary by Trilety

- Superbowl Joke of the Year - 'Parsley and Pubes' by Karen

Feb 1, 2018

We're back again and TWICE in the same month! Craaaaazy. In this episode we have some NYE fireworks action, a new flashback to 2017 section (featuring recordings from the Great Solar Eclipse of last summer) and an in-depth 'demo' look at the famous Wink record of Studio C circe 1984. Also a really fun song by Michael. Enjoy, kids!


- 'Rick' on KFAB informing Mr. V of his 7 inches of 'whatever.' 'Rick' sounds a lot like Brian to me.

- Doug's new can crusher machine satisfies!

- Watching the postponed NYE fireworks downtown with Megan, Travis and Rachel

- Michael Campbell singing us a cute little song at an open mic a few weeks back (


-Elliott's happy birthday message to Doug

-Megan and her wheezing freezer

-Megan, Doug and Elisabeth trek south to view the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017


-Rachel witnesses Don King Troll for the first time


-Doug and Megan listen to his Wink record for the first time. (Doug chomps a lot on popcorn during this just for Wayne.)



Jan 5, 2018

Hello! It's post all the holidays and the FLAFcast is back. This episode is packed full of all things Thriller Retro Haunt, Doug's 1980s basement haunted house, which happened back on Halloween. Also documented is Doug's trip to Halloweenapalooza in Ottumwa, IA. Enjoy!


- Everyone loves a dead baby!

- Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part I

- Haunt building! 'Carrie' pail drop test and the thrill of opening 1983 beer

- 'If We Try' by The Rare Candies, a new Omaha band Doug is into (

- Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part II

- The Thriller team was not on the Madness haunted house guest list (but we still love you, Josh, Cody, Terry & others!)

- The Children of the Corn theme can work with 'Suicide Note' by Chris Mills! Random.

- Doug meets Courtney Gains of COTC, The Burbs and Can't Buy Me Love fame. Oh, Back to the Future too!


- Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part III

- 'What is the intelligence?' - Superjazz

- Goddamn Bordello

- Juan's Wall <3

Sep 27, 2017



Let's just keep them a mystery! 

Jul 2, 2017

Sorry It's been so long! Doug has been spending a lot of time building a HAUNTED HOUSE in his basement. (Probably his mid-life crisis) I guess it could be worse...

But so here's what's been going on since April. Enjoy!


- Obama Everyday - so true to life

- Doug gives Trilety a tour of what has since actually become an actual haunted house (wow!)

- Doug's favorite Brady Bunch episode happily caught on the 'Brady Brunch' on a random Sunday

- 'Holly' by Township & Range

- Karen and Elisabeth send Doug some ocean sounds from Mexico

- For a bit, a little black kitty liked climbing up into the space over Doug's porch.

- T just has the booty.

- Recordings from Doug and Megan's trip to Iowa City and Waterloo to see Wayne Coyne's art show

- Megan and Trilety make a secret recording on Doug's zoom

- Easter hike at the prairie!

- As part of putting in the haunted house, Doug replaced the hot water heater.

- Sounds of the saw and screwing

- Hobowreck Demotime: 'Battery' by Metallica

- An oldie Doug finally put in the podcast! 

May 13, 2017

Hello and we're back! Sorry it has been so long. (Doug is working on a special SECRET PROJECT in his basement, so he has been preoccupied.) More on that to come in a future episode! For now, you MAY enjoy...


- Sneaking up on ducks in Elmwood Park one Friday evening after a fish fry

- T Bird has a humor cunt. Were you also not surprised?

- A song I assume is called 'People Are Disgusting' by the legendary Jonathan Richman performed live at the Waiting Room. 

- Doug and Megan unwrapping his Purple mattress. Review: IT'S AWESOME

- A wonderful waterfall in the Embassy Suites

- Blah Blah Blah

- Hobo Roll - a night of sushi

- More of that fun night in Elmwood Park and our favorite drunk bartender at the Mai Tai Lounge

- Doug's old roommate Korey Anderson live at the Barley Street

- Juan and Megan leave a secret message on Doug's Zoom

- Showing Megan how Doug cuts his hair - THE FLOWBEE! (

- Wheezy Wiggle Butt, the hobo dog

- Some Easter time shenanigans in the basement of a cool church across from UNO

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: 'Close to Me' by The Cure

- Some closing poetry by Sir Richman


Apr 1, 2017

What?? A new episode so soon?! No foolin'! Doug hopes this helps you pass the rainy days, friends. If you would like to join the Prohibitches, just let Doug know. Let's try to make this a bit more regular than the Wing Committee ha   


- Some good squealing by Doug and Megan

- The AMC theater in Council Bluffs has a dome in the lobby that is WOW!

- Someone is NOT burning up for Douglas.

- I got stuck in a crazy hail storm a couple weeks ago.

- Anonymous American Playing '4th of July' at the Barley St. (for Doug!)

- This is what happened outside of Doug's house.

- I can't really make this not gross and wrong. But really it's just a little rubber sample thingy of the Purple mattress Doug just got. 

- Go Karts in CB!

- The first bonfire of the 2017 season (Sorry Jamie!)

- Sweet sounds of the Duck Inn. Megan says this is 'the future.' What?? 

- Sounds of Cascio's with our **BIG IDEA**

- Anonymous American rocking the Boss (with intro from Joni)

- I sharpened a knife all on my own!!

- Some gong banging at work

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: An acoustic demo of 'Ziggy Stardust' OOooOOOOoOo miss you, David. <3


Mar 14, 2017

Sorry February passed with no new episode! But this one more than makes up for it with great music, terrific silliness and BETTER SOUND thanks to the Zoom recorder Doug bought! Please forgive him - he's still learning how sensitive the mics are. (A new wind screen has been procured that looks like Don King's hair, so hopefully there will be less wind pops in the future.) Enjoy!


- Elisabeth hates on nacho cheese Doritos

- Trilety and Juan bust into the poop emoji balloon Megan and Doug got Juan for his birthday.

- Megan's first circus! The tigers we NOT very exciting, as Abram notes.

- Ben Fold playing 'You Don't Know Me' live with the Omaha symphony. Sorry about my singing ha

- Smashing ice at the Curvy Cottage on Super Bowl Sunday

- Testing the googly eyes on the Zoom (FAIL)

- Wayne's albino story

- Doug and Megan trek North on a strange nostalgic journey

- The Bishops playing a song by The Specials (Doug thinks) at the Barley Street Tavern

- Pet Sounds in the snow!

- A big compilation of recordings from our Groundhog Day celebrations in Unadilla, NE

- The last Peach Rockstar 

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: a great 4-track demo of 'Burning Up' by Madonna (off her 1st album). Love those robo-vocals!! 

- Sucking on poo


Jan 23, 2017

It's Fizzle Like a Flood's 1st birthday! Lots of Doug's friends called with well wishes and Doug traveled to Florida again for New Year Eve. Thank you to everyone who has listened to this incredibly uncool podcast this year. :)


- Simon calls to say hi and mess with Doug

- The old promo for FLAF. I'm not sure it actually ever aired anywhere.

- A message from Elisabeth 

- Trilety and Juan reporting in about a cat paw toy they found at Walgreens

- Matt Whipkey and band live at the Waiting Room in December 2016

- Doug knows this guy!

- Adding oil to Megan's car. Megan zings a zinger!

- A lovely message from nephew Elliott

- Karen's Spanish message (an excerpt)

- Three recordings from Christmas 2016 

- A rocking message from Lewis, Doug's old skate pal

- Megan and Suzie show off Suzie's new toy

- FloriDoug version 2.0


- Hobowreck Demotime: An interesting demo version of 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic' by The Police (1977)

- Oh, Randy...




Dec 21, 2016

Welcome Christmas and the FLAF Xmas Spectacular! Much 'Christmas' music and some birthday fun in this one. Also plenty of other randomness. So let's GIT TO IT!


- Doug's best friend from middle school, Erik, playing something beautiful on his piano! Schroeder would be impressed. 

- Megan does her version of a song off a Holiday record she has

- Doug and Megan are birthday twins and have a joint bowling party at West Lanes which by the end of the night was renamed Wet Lanes.

- The clickity clack sound of mussel shells at Dario's

- Jason admits he's a hater :(

- 'I Like to Get Drunk and Ride My Horse on Christmas Day' by Horatio Lee Jenkins. Here's the most wonderful music video:

- Trilety was a guest on The Basement on a Hill podcast last month. #38!   

- Megan's cute cure for hiccups

- A bit of Bing and Bowie just to mess with the girlfriend <3

- Doug and Megan watched the Macy's parade to see the Charlie Brown balloon they got to help test in Volume XXI!

- Call and leave a happy birthday, FLAF message! 

- Megan does a great Sling Blade.

- A flashback to Doug and Trilety singing along with 'Joy to the World' from Volume II 

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: 'Rudolph Was the Radio Tower' - A sad Xmas song Doug wrote way back around 2001. The idea is a kid has a window somewhere in his house that he only looks out on Christmas Eve cuz he's looking for Santa, and when he does he sees a red light in the sky. (He must live in an awfully big house with many windows.) But then he just happens to look out this window one night in the fall and notices 'Rudolph' up there flying around on the wrong night. He then embarks on a journey only to discover that Rudolph's nose is the top of a radio tower. Based off a thought little Doug would have noticing the red tower light back behind his backyard in Sioux City.

- The Xmas Din of Death

- The warm sounds of Trilety's fire

- Joyful brass in the cafeteria at work

- 'Why Not Smile' by R.E.M. This is not a Christmas song but sounds like one to Doug. Give it a try while driving around to look at lights. It will work PERFECTLY.




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