Good Morning Everybody!
Richard Christy's dad lent his voice to announce Tuesday's guest, Chris Stapleton. Howard first took notice of Chris after seeing him perform "Nobody to Blame" on "Saturday Night Live" and later hearing him cover Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U." Chris's second studio album, "From A Room: Volume 1," was released on May 5 and is available here.
Speaking of Richard's father, Stern Show listeners have long been privy to voicemails from the elder Christy to his son, but full conversations between the slow-talking Kansans have remained too lengthy for any normal person to sit through. With a slight tweak, that is no longer the case – hear a new and improved conversation between Richard and his dad, sped up double time (below).
Howard was simply fascinated by the content of the conversation, noting that his own father would only quiz him on news topics and would never be interested in discussing the intricacies of chickens and snakes on the farm.
Howard also slowed down the (already slow) conversation between Richard and his dad turning the resulting audio into an entrancing phenomenon (below).
"I could see why Richard talks the way he does," Howard remarked while listening to the two converse.
In fact, Richard told Howard recently that his nickname in high school was actually "Slow." Howard said he'd believe it too based on what happens when he tries making small talk in the morning before the show.
"Every time I leave his office area, he starts talking to me—he knows I'm walking away and I have to go do the show," Howard explained. "I'm halfway down the hall and I hear him talking … I'm not even in the doorway anymore."
Howard wondered if Richard had an OCD tick where he couldn't let someone else have the last word, but the soon-to-be father came in and explained that he feels he's being rude if he doesn't keep talking.
"It's called small talk for a reason, asshole," Howard informed his staffer to which Robin suggested maybe they change the term to "quick talk."
Nonetheless, Richard promised to learn to just say goodbye.