Apex Live

Apex Live Podcast

Where political correctness and decorum go to die. No subject matter is out of bounds, no censorship is considered appropriate, and everyone is encouraged to speak their mind. Whenever, wherever, and however you may be listening, escape from the dull madness of the world and join us. It should be a lot of fun. We only have three rules for our open forum: 1.) Don't say "GD" 2.) If the headphones are on, it's fair game. 3.) Take the show seriously but not yourself. Unfiltered. Uncensored. Unhinged. Unapologetic. This is Apex Live.

023 - Freeway Frogger
Social media is cancer, the impeachment circus is over, Justin Novaria and Jim Ashley join us as guests, Florida Man strikes again, a flasher in Texas lost a game of Freeway Frogger, we get a first-hand account of the XFL experience, someone in Michigan thought it would be a good idea to invite Hitler to dinner, and we have another Virginia Tech Update. Join us for that and much more on episode 23 of Apex Live! Special Guests: Jim Ashley and Justin Novaria....

Apex Live Highlight - The TeddyBear Revelation
Joining us for some random commentary on a variety of subjects, friend of the show and frequent contributor Justin "TeddyBear" Novaria reveals some interesting things about himself... and a few things that we never asked to know. Special Guest: Justin Novaria....


The Best of Apex Live - Volume 1
A compilation of some of the best moments from the first eight episodes of Apex Live. Special Guests: Ashley, Dave Markert, and Tammy Markert....

021 - Pandora's AIDS Box
We're back, and we have a lot to talk about. For the first time in a while, the episode title is uttered right out of the gate as we figure out the true meaning of Pandora's box. We discuss where we've been, what we've been up to, and how the Thanksgiving holiday was spent. Steve has avoided winning the lottery because of the "lottery curse". We discuss God's little reminders to stay on-point, how coincidence does not exist, and why it's so much worse to hear "wait" than to hear "no". We discuss the insanit...

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020 - Cocaine C-Section
Recording live on-location at the Gough Hazard in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the long hiatus is finally over. The episode begins with life updates from Steve and, in-person this time, Justin Novaria, resulting in speculation that someone has a family member that could be a drug mule. Somehow, Top Gun is confused with Days of Thunder. Steve hates Nickelback and not because it's trendy. We link Justin's birth to Desert Storm, discuss the reasons why we are recording away from the studio at an event, and ...

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Apex Live 019 - Little Chode Dinosaur
"I did not think I would hear the term 'Viking Skank' today." Steve decides that Hilary Swank is a female Willem Dafoe but without the acting chops. The start of the show catches Steve a little off-guard, and he wonders what animal has the deepest throat before ultimately deciding on his ex-wife. Steve also offers some wise words to the listeners: "If it's not getting you laid or getting you paid, you need to stop doing it." Can't argue with that. A spam email produces a coupon that seems mildly inappropri...

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BONUS CONTENT - Dave Markert WTNJ Interview from March 26, 2015
From March 26, 2015, Apex Combat's Dave Markert joins Dave Willis of WTNJ-FM in Beckley, West Virginia, looking ahead to his rubber match with in-ring rival Joe Mullins as the featured pro bout at the 2015 Toughman Contest. The next night, Dave would win the fight by unanimous decision. Sponsored by Blue Gold Title Research, LLC Special Guest: Dave Markert....


Apex Live 018 - Smashin' with a Passion
The hot mic pre-show discusses an adventure at Dunham's Sporting Goods, cigarette prison currency, and the alternative uses for the ol' keister. Steve believes that you don't have to keister in a white-collar prison. Brad's girlfriend, Ashley, is in studio for episode 18 and that alone makes this one special and energetic. Steve and Brad offer life and work updates, one of which is so bad that it cannot be fully discussed on the show... and that's saying something... and we collectively wonder how to define...

Apex Live Highlight - Jim Ashley Interview (Episode 017)
Our interview with Jim Ashley, owner-operator of Blue Gold Title Research, friend, longtime listener, and inaugural sponsor of the show. Jim discusses the nature of his business, the upcoming West Virginia football game against Oklahoma on Black Friday, and his recent international travels before offering his feedback on Apex Live presenting his own Top 5 Desert Island Women list. Special Guest: Jim Ashley....

Apex Live 017 - Is Feline AIDS a Thing?
In the cold open, Steve opens the show by wondering some things about Magic Johnson's son, the truth of how Magic actually contracted the AIDS, and then something about goat AIDS. Finally, the show begins to the news that the Stolen Summer is over, and the phoenix has risen. Brad and Steve offer a brief life update, we are introduced to the possible future appearance of Ambien Steve, and Steve unveils the previously unknown fact that he has been a sleepwalker for much of his life. Experimental aircraft are ...


Apex Live 016 - Birdshot is the Best
In the cold open, we find out from Steve that Stephanie lost a bet with some serious consequences. Steve recaps his California adventure, which did not include visits to Slab City or Skid Row. The rural life is better than metros; violence, the insanity, you all can have it. We'll take the slow-paced suburban or rural life over tourist cities and metros any day. There is a correlation between the city making all of the mainstream entertainment being the same city that makes all the porn. The ignorance and s...

Apex Live 015 - A Prevalence of Assholes
Steve acts as the temporary West Coast Correspondent while he is in California for work and laments his lack of interaction while in the porn capital of the United States. West Coast Walmarts, technical support, the Labrea Tar Pits, the HOV lane, and Airborne AIDS are all discussed as part of Steve's review. A major show announcement is made before the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is discussed. SPOILER: We hate Max Kellerman. Following the GGG-Canelo II talk, Brad and Steve consider t...


Apex Live 014 - The Art of Jerkery
We get off to a fast start in the hot mic pre-show as the ultimate Eric Slocum story is recounted, a Knight Rider ringtone introduces the desire to ride adult big wheels, and we bring up the Mandela Effect and the Sinbad movie that apparently never existed. It's Brad's birthday on the day of recording, the episode is presented entirely free of show notes, and the Phoenix is rising. Brad is in need of good things, Steve is looking for a new job in his current field while addressing the annoying trendiness of...


Apex Live 013 - Mike Davis Ain't Runnin'
Jake Morris, a founding member of Apex Combat and member of the inner circle, sits in for the first half of the show because Steve is stuck an hour away for work. In what amounts to two episodes in one, our longest show yet hits the ground running as Brad and Jake discuss bums, their schedule and drinking habits, and how the word can pertain to both the financially disadvantaged and opponents in the world of boxing that refuse to run. Brad briefly addresses the unintentional hiatus for the show in recent we...


Apex Live 012 - Chipped Beef is Never a Good Story
In the hot mic pre-show, a new slang term is announced that is not yet listed on Urban Dictionary but will be soon, Steve breaks out more old English for no reason, and the word "merkin" is mentioned for the first time ever as Steve continues his burgeoning second career as a Foley artist. The show begins with a discussion of eating crickets, hating celebrities and athletes, and Steve decides that he wants a shirt that says "Cuckold the World". The presidential pardon of former world heavyweight champion Ja...

Apex Live Highlight - On the Spot with Justin Novaria
Professional boxer and friend of the show Justin "TeddyBear" Novaria joins episode 011 of Apex Live as the inaugural guest for our new On the Spot interview segment. Listen as Justin discusses his amateur and professional boxing career to this point and answers questions about life in general. Justin Novaria KO 1 Jason Harbin Justin Novaria KO 2 Pearl Dotson (Video courtesy of Jerry Davis) Justin Novaria robbed vs. Sean Conway Special Guest: Justin Novaria....

Apex Live 011 - The Toughest Bar Fighter at the Nursing Home
"Raise my seed. It will hate you!" Steve says as part of his desire to cuckold people that he doesn't like. Sadly, the context is not airable but the show starts quickly. Work complaints give way to references to the Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, lamenting that we grew up a decade too late, and ridiculing Jake Gylenhaal's resume. We hate the Kardashians and the cultural plague that they represent, and the anger results in a literal power outage near our studio. Family grievances are aired, the latest sch...


Apex Live 010 - Mushroom in the Middle
We're (finally) back with our first episode of 2018! Before the show, we look at some of the classes that should be offered at Steve U, praise the everlasting brilliance of '80 pop culture (listen for the unexpected Mr. Belvedere reference), cheer on the Israelis as they carry out military action in Syria, and look at stupid memes while telling horrible jokes. Once the show begins we wish the listeners a severely belated Happy New Year, drop in another critique of the Varsity Blues barbecue scene that someh...

Apex Live Highlight - Justin Novaria Interview (Episode 009)
Professional boxer Justin "TeddyBear" Novaria joins episode 009 of Apex Live to discuss news and results in professional boxing and ridiculous incidents at local-level boxing events in the recent past. Special Guest: Justin Novaria....

Apex Live 009 - I Missed Bake Day for This
Before the start of the show, Steve finds out that Teddy Pendergrass is dead and discusses a work-related venture into Virginia. Brad and Steve talk about not missing the NFL during the 2017 season, why you should never shine a black light on the wall of a Hokie, why Auburn losing is good for everyone, why some colleges are a bad fit in their conference, and the history of great coaches from West Virginia. Steve's new diet and boxing plans for the immediate future are announced, leading into a discussion ab...


Apex Live 008 - We're Schizophrenics, I Think
We're back! On episode 8, we recommit ourselves to the general dislike of people at-large. Brad and Steve discuss Justice League, Gal Gadot, the Deschanel sisters, and Steve's possible dietary changes. Brad talks participating in Intellivision day and an upcoming interview on an Intellivision-related podcast, and the beginning of the journey of writing the next book. The second half of the show highlights everything from the death penalty to reminiscence about John Garabedian's Open House Party to Fast Time...

Apex Live 007 - Statewide Swear Jar
In the hot mic pre-show content, Steve discusses work annoyances, the Penn State scandal, the overall pathetic nature of the NCAA, and whores. Steve hates Savage Garden, Brad recaps the experience of West Virginia's comeback win over Texas Tech, and Steve has to run outside to turn off his headlights before returning to discuss dictators. Brad makes a book announcement, a discussion of Joel Osteen and Benny Hinn breaks out, and Steve reveals his secret desire to write a screenplay. The episodic discussion o...


Apex Live 006 - Make Sense Common Again
The Boondock Saints, Vegeta, Natural Born Killers, and The Chase, and people we don't like are mentioned in the nine minutes of hot mic content before the show open. In the first segment of the show, Brad and Steve discuss the necessity of basic hygiene, moderation, and food-related television. Brad discusses losing his brakes on a steep hill, being best man at a wedding, public speaking, and social anxiety. A mention of the new Justice League trailer devolves into a discussion of Aquaman, midgets, the Rule...

Apex Live 005 - The Testicle-footed Duck
Junior high school history class assignments, Hugh Hefner's death and CERN, Dave is not a stripper, #BabyPuke, #PeeFight, the power of the mute button, an update on Mexican ice hockey and its relationship to D2: The Mighty Ducks, NFL crybabies, and another short discussion of the world of retro gaming that flies off the rails and veers into the areas of Urban Dictionary, pee fights, and other things that are woefully unrelated to the original topic. Way to go, Dave. Plus, professional boxer and ultra-cons...

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Apex Live 004 - Is There Ice Hockey in Mexico?
Brad and Steve talk retro gaming and a big announcement is made regarding a crossover podcast episode. Plus, a Virginia Tech news update, the postscript of GGG-Canelo, the pitfalls of copyright issues for podcasters, Mexican ice hockey, and more!...

Apex Live 003 - GGG-Canelo Watch Party
Brad, Steve, Dave Markert, and amateur boxer Andrew Floyd discuss their unfiltered predictions, and pre-fight and post-fight analysis, for the biggest fight of 2017: Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez. Plus, commentary on what the result means for boxing in the immediate future and more! Special Guests: Andrew Floyd and Dave Markert....


Apex Live 002 - No Racist Zombies
A look back at where we were in September 2001, and what the events of 9-11 mean today. Plus, Ring King, Steve's anniversary recap and review of It, boxing announcements for Steve and Dave, why there are no racist zombies, our Top 5 Favorite NES Games, and more. Special Guests: Dave Markert and Tammy Markert....

Apex Live 001 - We Are Live
Who we are, why we're here, why it matters, what to expect. Also, Kirk Cameron movies, why people are generally horrible, and trying to get the equipment to work properly....