The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

The Episode with Beth Corvino and Jonathan Schwartz

The Episode with Beth Corvino and Jonathan Schwartz The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr. is an aptly named podcast about whatever Wills and his guests feel like talking about that day.

It’s the “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Episode! Wills invites Beth Corvino (the biggest Captain America fan he knows) and Jonathan Schwartz (The second biggest Captain America fan he knows) to break down the hit Disney+ show in a gloriously nerdy fashion. PLUS can Beth, Jonathan and JR identify Marvel movies just from their sound?

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What Did We Miss?

What Did We Miss? Florida couple invites guests to wedding at mansion they did not reserve

Every week, I go on WWAY News and give a comedic report on the weird or obscure news stories they did not report. This week’s stories are:

  • Over 2600 sheep were herded down Highway 55 in Idaho.
  • A car smashed through traffic arms jumped an opening drawbridge.
  • A Florida couple tried to hold a lavish wedding at a mansion they did not own or have permission to use.

 Watch “What Did We Miss?” on WWAY News every Thursday at 5:30 am and 7 pm. Watch earlier episodes here. 

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How goes it? I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and this is “What Did We Miss?” Here I tell you the stories WWAY did not, proving that just anyone can be on TV.

People in Eagle, Idaho gathered along Highway 55 to watch the world’s cutest stampede. Sheep rancher, Frank Shirts, drives his sheep across the highway on their way into the foothills every year. He’s a sheep rancher, not a shepherd. A shepherd herds a flock of sheep. A sheep rancher does the same thing but with a cooler-sounding name. Onlookers watched the woolly scene as roughly 2600 ewes and lambs ambled along. We only have an estimate. The person in charge of the exact count kept falling asleep.

One second, folks (pulls out phone) Hey, Florida. It’s me, What-Did-We-Miss guy. Yeah, yeah, I know I make fun of you a lot but here’s the thing. I just did a very cute story about sheep. Very pleasant, doesn’t get a lot of clicks though so I’m kind of wondering… what are you up to, Florida? Any wacky goings-ons in that peculiar peninsula? Drivers have been jumping a drawbridge? How often. Bless you, Florida.

I don’t know how much of that you overheard but we’re going to Florida for our next story. Daytona Beach police have identified the driver of a SUV that jumped a drawbridge as it was going up. They treated the bridge like a ramp and briefly had all 4 tires in the air before landing on the other side of the gap. The traffic arms did not slow the driver down as they elected to speed through, shattering the arm and their windshield in the process. To be fair, the driver was late to an appointment to have his windshield replaced. This isn’t the first time. A motorcycle made the same jump a month earlier. Alright, here’s the problem. While illegal, jumping a bridge is cool. On top of that, this looks like a very easy bridge to jump. That driver didn’t even get enough air to warrant a Dukes of Hazzard freeze frame. You want people to stop? Make it more of a challenge. The second the arms come down, massive wall of flames, right behind it. Behind that? Literal wall. A solid sheet of drywall. Under the bridge, should be a platform, that rises as the bridge opens to reveal a fleet of school buses and- you know what, I just made this even more tempting to jump. Nevermind. Nevermind, my idea is too awesome. Forget it

(Phone rings) Excuse me (Picks up phone) How goes it? Florida! You got something else for me? Know what, That oughtta do it. Thanks Florida. Okay now, love you too.

A Fort Lauderdale couple invited friends and family to join them at a lavish 16,300 square-foot mansion for their wedding ceremony and reception. The invitations were very detailed. It laid out the itinerary for the day, how the couple reconnected 30 years after high school, how the groom proposed over pizza. What it did not mention was that the couple did not own or have permission to use the mansion. Nathan Finkel, the owner, was shocked to find the groom at his home setting up. He kept insisting that it was God’s plan to get married there and Finkel kept insisting that God never brought it up with him. Police asked the party to leave and they complied. No word if they got married somewhere else of course they did. What could stop a couple so daring? They probably confidently walked into a IHOP with decorations and said their I do’s before the staff noticed.

I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and- (phone rings, picks up) How goes it? No, my refrigerator is *not* running. I’m glad you called. One second, please (puts receiver to shoulder) -and that’s what we missed. (Back on phone) Yeah, it just hasn’t been feeling motivated lately.

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The Episode With Matt Coghlan and Deshawn Mason

The Episode With Matt Coghlan and Deshawn Mason The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

Wills and JR sit down with Matt Coghlan hours after Derek Chauvin is found guilty for George Floyd's murder.  Deshawn Mason joins just in time for the panel to move into much sillier topics like the Confederacy and cancel culture. Follow Matthew Coghlan on Instagram @Mattewcoghlan Follow Deshawn Mason on Instagram @Mason_san

“The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.” is an aptly named podcast about whatever my guests and I feel like talking about at the moment. Twice a month, I welcome a variety of guests to join me in a roundtable discussion. This week I was lucky enough to be joined by Matt Coghlan and Deshawn Mason.

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Introducing… The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

Episode 0 with Joe LeFevre The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

In this episode before the inaugural episode, Wills and co-host JR Quitman welcome verbal firecracker Joe LeFevre in this test episode!!  Listen to them talk about the royal family, Space Jam 2 and more before finally getting to what they came to talk about:  Best Moments from "Lean on Me"!

I’m excited to introduce a brand-new podcast! And it’s already out! “The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.” is an aptly named podcast about whatever my guests and I feel like talking about at the moment.

Twice a month, I welcome a variety of guests to join me in a roundtable discussion, without the roundtable. Joe LeFevre joined for the episode before the first episode and the man is relentlessly funny. Check out this episode and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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What Did We Miss?

What Did We Miss? Woman arrested for refusing to return $1.2M accidentally placed in her account

Every week, I go on WWAY News and give a comedic report on the weird or obscure news stories they did not report. This week’s stories are:

  • A Louisiana woman was arrested after pocketing the $1.2 Million Charles Schwab accidentally put in her account.
  • A woman returned her library book 63 years after it was due.

 Watch “What Did We Miss?” on WWAY News every Thursday at 5:30 am and 7 pm. Watch earlier episodes here. 

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How goes it? I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and this is “What Did We Miss?” Here I tell you the stories WWAY did not, depriving you, of the chance to just look them up yourselves.

First up, we go to Louisiana where a woman is being charged with fraud for not returning the money accidentally deposited in her bank account. Kelyn Spadoni was expecting a deposit from Charles Schwab but was stunned to find $1.2 Million. Schwab meant to send her $82 and 56 cents. I don’t know how you even make that mistake. You can put the decimal anywhere on 82.56 without ever getting $1.2 Million. Now when the bank tried to get that money back they couldn’t because Spadoni closed her account, moved the money, and bought a house and a car. Now, obviously, that wasn’t the moral thing to do but from where I sit, in my fully unqualified seat, that’s her money. Yeah, it was put there by mistake. That’s Charles Schwab’s mistake. They can keep the mistake, the money is hers. I’ll concede that’s against the rules, but that money became hers the second she got rich enough for rules to no longer apply to her. Spadoni was arrested on charges of theft and bank fraud. Her bail was set to $150,000 and, if you can believe it, she made that.

A Wisconsin woman returned a library book, 63 years after it was due. The library doesn’t even call you anymore after 6 months. That’s coming from experience. Betty Diamond checked out a collection of Paul Bunyan stories from the Queens Public Library when she was 10-years-old. Once it became overdue, she grew too embarrassed to bring it back. (“My ten-year-old solution was let’s just pretend this didn’t happen: SOT) Betty finally returned the book 63 years later with an apologetic note plus $500 to cover the late fee. Late fees cap at $15. This woman paid a $485 guilt fee. Now, Betty’s story actually inspired me to finally return my overdue item. A while ago, I went to the New Hanover Public Library and checked out “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”… The movie, not the book. Now, I kept moving this DVD case around my place so I could see it and remember to take it back which I did… after 6 months. Then, New Hanover County Public Library called me to say that the DVD case was empty. Sure enough, still in the player. Now I am not just going to take a DVD out of the player without a case to put it in, I’m no sadist. So I left it in the DVD player where it was safe… for another 8 months before I brought it back inside a classical music compilation CD case. Please learn from my mistake, learn from Betty’s mistake. The Public Library is a vital, and helpful resource so don’t use it if you’re unreliable. You know you best. Just don’t be the reason some person can’t see Ron Weasley on a love potion.

I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and that’s what we missed.