The weekly ramblings of two people nobody should listen to. Hosted by Michael Darretta, champion of Texas and Adam Casalino, denizen of Gotham. Sometimes funny, never boring, this series will get you through some of your ride to work. Hey, it's better than reading a book.


  • New Year, New You. Or Not.

    New Year, New You. Or Not.

    01/01/2019 Duração: 32min

    It's a New Year and the boys are back with a brand new episode. They recap (a bit) about the holidays, complain about social media, and talk about other stuff. I dunno. I didn't listen to the whole thing. Does anyone actually read these descriptions? Hubba bubba, boo, boo.

  • Youve Got a Case of the Mike Darrettas!

    You've Got a Case of the Mike Darrettas!

    14/12/2018 Duração: 29min

    Better Than Reading returns, despite our best efforts. Mike thinks he's got a serious mental disorder. People in Florida freak out over the cold weather. And, as usual, Mike questions Climate Change. Also, beware the Dollar General.

  • Back From Oblivion!

    Back From Oblivion!

    05/12/2018 Duração: 33min

    After an unplanned interruption, Better than Reading is back with an all-new episode. Mike and Adam discuss the big changes that have happened to both of them. Mike returns with yet another dad rant. Adam complains about dumb parents.

  • The Half-Smile

    The Half-Smile

    24/10/2018 Duração: 21min

    This week, the boys are digging through their memories for what the heck they wrote in their show notes! Mike give a jerky smile to strangers. And they finally bring back music chat.

  • Return of the Destin Hipster!

    Return of the Destin Hipster!

    17/10/2018 Duração: 31min

    This week, Mike and Adam discuss the return of the one hipster in Destin, FL. What was he up to!? Also, Mike's dad discovered the only authentic New York Italians in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. For reals.

  • Speaking of Walmart...

    Speaking of Walmart...

    13/10/2018 Duração: 32min

    This week, the boys are back together again. They discuss Hurricane Michael and Adam's harrowing escape to Bama. Michael got a new iPhone and disaster occurs.

  • The Girl with all the Guy Friends

    The Girl with all the Guy Friends

    05/10/2018 Duração: 21min

    No, we're not talking about that 90's sitcom, we're talking about the dreded girl with all the guy friends. You know the one I'm talking about. Adam is here this week with sage advice for all you heart-broken guys. Don't get stick in this person's web.

  • Lets All go to the Liberry!

    Let's All go to the Liberry!

    27/09/2018 Duração: 35min

    The boys discover a few more of their pet peeves. Mike is in rare form as he shares with us a variety of dad-related rants. Including complaints about license plates, Burger King, and commercials. Adam finds a music bio that doesn't drive him crazy.

  • Hamburgers are not Sandwiches!

    Hamburgers are not Sandwiches!

    20/09/2018 Duração: 32min

    Mike describes a bizarre scam involving iPhones and gift cards. Adam had a wild night... at Walmart. And, of course, yet another dad rant.

  • A Few Tips for Drinking Almond Milk

    A Few Tips for Drinking Almond Milk

    14/09/2018 Duração: 30min

    The boys are back to discuss a few things that are vitally important to our life and culture. Adam complains like a little girl about almond milk. Mike goes on yet another dad rant about the 90's. Buckle in my babies.

  • Tuppence a Bag!

    Tuppence a Bag!

    06/09/2018 Duração: 32min

    The boys are back discussing more nonsense. Including talks about weird old kids movies, bridezillas, and another addition of Old Man Mike's rants. Don't you want to help the bird woman, you greedy bastard? Just give her your tuppence!

  • Long Walks in the Rain

    Long Walks in the Rain

    29/08/2018 Duração: 39min

    Mike and Adam discuss the incredibly low bar Amazon Echo has for dads. Did you know dads can take care of children!?? Will wonders never cease!? Also an old man somehow gets on the podcast and complains about people getting upset about the rain. Seriously.

  • 80s Wrestling Isnt Cool Anymore

    80's Wrestling Isn't Cool Anymore

    22/08/2018 Duração: 20min

    Michael discovers a hard truth about his 1980's wrestling shirt. The boys also complain about one of the most popular songs on Spotify. This is a shorter episode. Let us know what you think about the length. Kisses!

  • The Face of Fugly

    The Face of Fugly

    15/08/2018 Duração: 27min

    The boys reveal their agism as they complain about rude old people. Hey, just because you're north of 50 doesn't mean you can be a jerk! That's our stance. They also discuss the horrific time they entered a smelly Apple Store. Be afraid.

  • Best Day Ever!

    Best Day Ever!

    08/08/2018 Duração: 37min

    Mike and Adam have a free-wheeling convo about all things. Or better put, they complain like men much older than themselves. At least they still have their hair... for now. Texas is up for lampooning, as is the crazies from Florida. Also, we hear some stellar accents. Oh yes, this is the best day ever.

  • The Ponytail Manager

    The Ponytail Manager

    01/08/2018 Duração: 42min

    Mike and Adam are back handing out life lessons to all you scrubs online. They discuss the importance of pixie sticks. We also spend a few seconds talking about our results. Then it's on to complaining about slow drivers and a rude manager with a ponytail.

  • Hugs Not Drugs

    Hugs Not Drugs

    24/07/2018 Duração: 49min

    The boys are back for another 40-ish minutes of mild hilarity. Mike tries to remember a shirt from the 80's about drugs. Adam complains about a lady just trying to walk her dog. And they both dish on their father's iconic accents. And there's something about a couple from Florida.

  • Im an Old Man!

    I'm an Old Man!

    16/07/2018 Duração: 52min

    Mikey D and Adam "The Latin Lover" are back with a brand new episode of Better Than Reading. The boys are rusty, but they cobble together enough content to riff on swimming pools, toilet bowls, technology, and of course wedding photos. Plus, Mike is old and scares little children at the pool.

  • On Fleek!

    On Fleek!

    01/06/2016 Duração: 31min

    The boys are back for another round of pop culture discussion, complaints against normal life, and some random nonsense. It's a show so good, we're totally on fleek. Radical man. Tubular.   "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod "Gypsy Jazz In Paris 1935" by Brett Van Donsel

  • Look out for the Starbucks Webcam!

    Look out for the Starbucks Webcam!

    18/05/2016 Duração: 37min

    The boys are back, bringing their usual brand of hilarious nonsense. This week they tackle big issues like visit Starbucks too often, product placement in music videos, and the dreaded beard tax. Also so good TV recommendations and follow up. Now we've got webcams at Starbucks? Geez!   "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod "Gypsy Jazz In Paris 1935" by Brett Van Donsel

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