The Snow Plow Show is a comedy podcast featuring prank calls, phone related news stories, updates about the Phone Losers of America, weird music, and voicemails from listeners. It’s hosted by Arbie, who sometimes goes by Roy or Brad or RedBoxChiliPepper, or about a billion other names when making weird phone calls to people. Shows are sometimes broadcast live, but most of them are prerecorded and released as a podcast.
The Snow Plow Show started in 2012 and began as a video-based show on YouTube. After about 3 episodes, Arbie quit making them because putting together videos for every show was just way too much work. About 6 months later, in 2013, he turned it into an audio-only show that happened at least once per week. Today the format remains pretty much the same and shows are released twice a week.
Arbie is also the host of Brad’s Cactus Shack, Hobosodes, Hang Up The Phone, and Mr. Dobalina’s Wonderful World of Prank Calls. In the past he’s been responsible for PLA Radio (2006 – 2012), The Big Beef Bueno Show (2006 – 2011), and The Phone Show (2009 – 2012). He’s been responsible for most of the nonsense happening at the Phone Losers of America since 1994 and has been recording prank phone calls since the 1980’s.
The Situation Room
Most episodes of The Snow Plow Show are recorded in a hot stuffy 3rd floor attic room, commonly referred to as The Situation Room. The studio setup consists of a main desktop computer with four screens, a Behringer Xenyx X2222USB mixer, a Roland VT-3 for voice effects, an Instant Replay 360 for sound effects, an old cell phone for background music, and a laptop for making phone calls with. There’s other stuff involved that you can read about on PLA’s FAQ page, which includes a few video tours of the Situation Room. Here are some pictures of the studio, all from 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is your show called The Snow Plow Show?
A: The name comes from an old comic created by Toothpaste For Dinner. In the comic, a flyer reads “FOR SALE: Snow plow. Should rhyme, but doesn’t.” That comic inspired us to call people on Craigslist selling snow plows just to demand answers to why the words don’t rhyme. And then later inspired me to name this show The Snow Plow Show, because that way I could make the show about anything I wanted, not just prank calls. That plan didn’t work out, because The Snow Plow Show is nothing but prank calls.