Three Things With J.R.
By Adam "J.R." Stoffel
JR is: Actor, comedian, musician (drummer), disc golfer, father, grandfather, happily divorced with a cool girlfriend, motorcyclist, mountain biker, spokesperson, a person who once ran a marathon, sometimes fat, sometimes less fat, happy atheist. These are his thoughts.
Three Things With J.R.Sep 19, 2023
#130: What is it About You?
What does my new YouTube channel have in common with the HBO show “How To With John Wilson”? We both filmed the same big, oily, muscle-bound, masked black dude in Time Square. Why? Cuz there’s something about him. Also, ToBe Fare had a great gig, More Anastasia casting news, the movie Strays is hilarious, and lastly, “It’s all about perspective”
#129: Say "Hello" to Count Vladimir Popov
In episode #129, JR talks about three things (shocker!!). Things going on in the theater, especially his new role in Anastasia! Things going on with his new YouTube Channel (link below) "What is it About You?". And lastly, his upcoming birthday trip to NYC.
#128: Scherzer, Uncaged No Longer
This week JR is really up way too late, and should be in bed, but instead he had some things to say, to update you on, like how his dog Scherzer tore himself a second butthole, what's going on with that YouTube channel mentioned last episode, and is JR's other Podcast, Small things Considered worth listening too? (Hint, yes, of course it is, these guys know what they are talking about).
#127: The Surf
In this episode JR recounts his trip to Iowa, including his opportunity to hop on stage and play drums at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa, the place where the music died.
See JR play drums at The Surf: Playing Drums in The Surf Ballroom
See Don McLean play American Pie at The Surf: DonMcLean Performs “American Pie” For The 50th Anniversary Show At The SurfBallroom
#126: Demon Copperhead
#125: New York New York
#124: Cars, Guitars, and…Dogs, with Chris Mullins
JR's friend and coworker Chris Mullins is back for his third appearance on TTWJR, this time Chris and JR talk about cars and how to make them go faster and sound more annoying, guitars, Chris even plays a song! Then we finish the show with all the love we have for our dogs.
#123: She stained it!
In this episode JR talks about patiently waiting for some casting news, the Foo Fighter's new drummer, Josh Freese, camping, Ted Lasso, Succession and all the feelings you get when you watch these shows back to back, and lastly, subwoofers!!!
#122: What is a Doula? W/Alison Stoffel of Birthing Love Doula Services
For the first time in a long time JR has a guest, in his studio. Alison Stoffel of Birthing Love Doula Services stopped by to talk about what "Doula-ing"' is all about, as well as drop Three-Things of her own.
Check out her website here:
And her Midwife's website:
#121: Truck Dreams
In this episode Jr talks about his poor poor truck an all the work it needs. Should he shell out the bucks and get it fixed, or sell it? Answer the poll question to let JR know what he should do. Also, Little Shop of Horrors is once again sponsoring this episode, you've only got 4 shows left, go see the show! Lastly, dreams, bad bad dreams.
#120: Post Pandemic
JR's voice is mostly back, so the show is back! This week's show is sponsored by The Wayne Theater's production of Little Shop of horrors! Get your tickets at the link below. In this episode JR talks mostly about how life has changed now that the pandemic is basically over. Things get deep here. Also, he's two weeks sober, sort of.
#119: No Show
JR is too tired, sick, busy, and cranky from a lack of Mountain Dew to do a Three Things With JR this week. So, you get this instead.
#118: Lose Yourself
JR talks about his time playing a Nazi in The Sound of Music, as well as Kasey Chambers amazing cover of a surprising choice of an iconic rap song, and lastly, JR has a theory about why the government wants to ban Tik Tok.
#117: The Meek Shall Inherit
The Sound of Music opens this week, JR is getting old, Understudy, and Spinach Balls.
#116: Do The Right Thing, Consider Small Things
It's a special episode of Three Things With J.R. featuring a special episode of Small Things considered. Yeah, it's special two times!
#115: You're Gonna Like the Way You Look…
JR is back with a new episode, discussing the "Favorite Things" concert at ShenanArts in which he sings a duet with Kiki, the movie You People, and what it's like to buy a suit for the first time as a fat 48 year old.
#114: Work Dreams
In this episode JR discusses the reasons for a fitful night of sleep and work dreams, also the decline of Guns 'n' Roses, and (not) picking his nose.
Also, get your Sound of Music tickets here!
#113: Hakeem Jeffries for President
Season four of TTWJR begins with a trip to Florida, Court, and the DMV. This episode's "things" include Hakeem Jeffries' inspirational speech, the Yellowstone Official Playlist, and Buc-ees. Also, sorry mom, but the burps are back, as are some new "thing" intros.
#112: I'm gonna be a Nazi!
Relax, I may not be a Nazi, but I will play one on stage. Also, this is the last TTWJR episode of 2022, so, there's a lot more than three things in this one. Am I cancelling my Spotify subscription? The USPS website continues to be mediocre, I recently moved, lots to talk about there, and I love driving more than ever! Also, who's more offended this time of year, atheists that get told "Merry Christmas" or Christians that get told "Happy Holidays"?
#111: The Sound of Music
In episode 111 JR does his first show from his new location now that he's almost fully moved out of his old house. Also, Discover Weekly strikes again, and bravo, USPS.
#110: Free Will, MORR, and the FOXBODY
JR is cooking a turkey after Turkey Day? Yep, also, JR's dad gets some "free" burial benefits from the VA, but there's a catch. JR's got some recommendations for movies and YouTube channels that are making him happy. And lastly, JR was a guest on another podcast about the ugliest Ford Mustangs, the FOXBODY.
#109: I Never Thought I Could Feel So Free ee ee! With Gary Hawthorne
Does JR have a new Co-Host? Well, certainly for this episode he does, Gary Hawthorne from ToBe Fare joins JR to talk about the Cornhole BagGate, Fear and Delight, and Gary's Earworm problem
#108: Happy Halloween, or whatever
What does JR think about holidays? Is Halloween even a holiday? Also, The Crozet Community Chorus is back, and JR wants to lay drums, will he get the chance to do so? And lastly, here's some things JR should be embarrassed to tell you about, but he isn't, for some reason.
#107: Two Old Bucks
J.R.'s mom has a friend that has a podcast called Two Old Bucks. Dave and Del started their podcast during the pandemic, just like I did with TTWJR. So we interviewed each other for each other's podcast. A big welcome to any Two Old Bucks fans that might be checking out Three Things With J.R. for the first time!
And for those of you that want to check out the Two Old Bucks podcast, here's a link:
#106: Aliyah, UBU, The Maze, Handle With Care, Wrexham, Allegedly
The show has a new theme song, Transparent, by ToBe Fare, and it kind of rocks, with a message of love and acceptance. JR remembers when he learned to ride a bike, talks about his favorite author, some new music from artists he discovered this week, and Welcome to Wrexham.
#105: ToBe Fare, Bros
New music from ToBe Fare, plus JR loved Bros, and a trip around the world's Jaywalking laws.
#104: "We Got Weights in Fish!"
JR breaks down the big fish cheater thing, he finally gets Kiki to watch Pulp Fiction, "it was weird", and Florida weather.
#103: Past, Present, Future
JR is back to podcasting. This week's three things will catch you up on JR's hectic life since the last episode and bring you up to speed on the band's new songs, and upcoming live shows, as well some ponderings about the future.
October 8 Battle of the Bands info:
#102: Kinky Boots, Gender Bias, The Scorpions, and more
JR answers some listener questions from Facebook, and talk about Kinky Boots.
#101: New York City! 3 shows in 3 days
Kiki and I went to New York City for the first time since the pandemic, and it smells just like we remember, except better.
#100.3: Gary Hawthorne - "You're a Thespian?"
The third and final installment of the 100th episode features Gary Hawthorne, lead singer, and guitarist of ToBe Fare. We are just hangin', you can hang with us.
#100.2: Tony Larocco - "I Don't Listen to Music Anymore"
Part two of episode 100 has Jr talking with the lead singer of the second band JR was ever in, Tony Larocco of Pale Blue Dot. JR and Tony talk about In-ear monitors, Fridays After Five, the Pandemic, What Makes This Song Stink, the fact that PBD has had 16 members, so far, and more, all while Tony navigates traffic on his way home from Tennessee. As a bonus, you'll also get to hear an original demo of one of the first Pale Blue Dot songs, Star Counter.
#100.1: Bobby Sims - Let's Get Weird Together
The 100th episode of TTWJR will be in three parts, this is part one, featuring the lead singer of the first band JR was ever in, Bobby Sims. Bobby has recently talked openly on social media about being bi-polar. In this episode we talk about that, and a whole lot more. We even play one of our favorite songs, live from Bobby's house.
#99: Femur Reamer
JR made a mistake in last week's show, and invites his buddy Eric to come on this week to correct and educate. And JR talks with his Step-son Chester, who's in the hospital recovering from a motorcycle wreck. Hear all about the crash and the aftermath.
#98: Abortion, Guns, Ukraine, Elvis, Weddings, and Funerals
JR is all over the place this week, talking about big heavy subjects, like abortion, as well as some less important stuff, like the new Elvis movie.
#97: Uber Drivers Save Lives
JR gives some updates on his life, and then tells you all about what I was like driving a F-150 as an Uber Driver in Charlottesville. JR definitely saved a drunk lady's life that night.
#96: Kinky Boots and Sheath Bean in the Morning
Just a little bit about what's going on with me, my dog, and my life this week.
#95: Happy Memorial Day?
Memorial Day has always been a big deal for JR, here's why. Also, new Black Keys, and a YouTube Channel you should probably go check out as soon as you finish this podcast. Unless you are driving, then pull over to a safe place on the side of the road, put your seat back, and check it out. Worth it.
#94: Pit Bulls, Guns, and Severance
JR had no script for this week's show, just Three Things on his mind, somewhat heavy things, like when his dog, Scherzer, got attacked by a pit bull, and 19 dead in a Texas School Shooting, and the show Severance, and then more about Scherzer.
#93: Local Radio Sucks Now
JR used to work in radio, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
#92: Something Rotten Lives on In My Mind
The show is over, but will remain a part of JR forever. In this episode JR looks back on the production, the cast, the crew, and what it all meant.
#91: Something Rotten is happening now, maybe something Kinky too
Just a quick update on how things are going with the show, and a look to the next show, if I can get the part!
#90: Nandi Bushell, and BBQ
JR is back after a week "off". Wanna know what is was like to work at a Charlottesville BBQ joint? Ok, got ya' covered. Wanna know JR's thoughts on the Foo Fighters, and the passing of their drummer Taylor Hawkins? Yup, gotcha. When you are done with this, go to Nandi Bushell's You Tube channel and watch all her videos. She's an inspiration, and she makes me think there's hope for the future. Link below:
#89: Triple Threat?
#88: Knowing John
JR's childhood friend John is back, to talk about, well, John. After all, he's got a lot to say, and a short time to say it, maybe. John and "Adam" (that's JR's actual name) talk about Baaba Seth at Friday's After Five, John's short military experience, asthma, Leisure Suit Larry, kids, how to, and how not to, record a podcast, fighting cancer, and more!
#87: Something Rotten
#86: Take Pride in Your Work
My first job was working for my dad, painting houses, big, nice houses owned by very rich people. I learned a lot about who I am in those years.
#85 Cheerleader Duty
#84: Are There Saints in The Movie Business?
You are really getting your money's worth with this episode. JR had so many things on his mind he just recorded them all. Two round of Three Things this time. Facebook ads, the new Jackass Movie, Reading glasses, and what it's like to have a job in the movies. Also, the band has a new name, a new version of an old song, and a new website. Experience it all in this episode.