Poking The Bear Podcast

Two Orlando based comedians shoot the breeze for around an hour a week. Some times controversial, some times stupid but always funny.
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Poking the Bear Podcast are two working Orlando based comedians: Ryan Holmes and Charlie Bowie They talk about pretty much anything from Puppetry to bear armor and random animal facts. Recent guests include: Josh Blue (Last Comic Standing), Dustin Diamond (Saved By the Bell) as well as several lesser known comics.

Nov 11, 2019

Get inspired! We talk about how real people doing real thing should be on inspirational posters only. We discuss the World Burping  Federation. Also we talk about a problematic animal name and Thanksgiving problems.

Nov 6, 2019

Hey there.

Hope you enjoy this new episode. I saw I will fill this in later, but I never do. So enjoy it and just know that somewhere, out there, I am napping. - R

Oct 28, 2019

Hey hey! In this episode we have standup comedian Carmen Vallone in to hang out with us. We discuss tv for dogs, hunting cookies, and Ryan wrote a play.

Oct 22, 2019

Hey! Well Ryan is back from being sick and taking a week off and this episode is an odd one. We just needed to get some pent up funny out of our system and I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too. - R.

Oct 10, 2019

Hey everybody!

Welcome to the most disjointed podcast we have ever done. Enjoy.

Sep 30, 2019

Hey everyone!

In this episode we discuss how dogs are the best, birds suck, and how Scatman John was pretty really awesome for a one hit wonder.

Sep 25, 2019

AND WE'RE BACK!!!! Today we talk about the richest people ever, what the sun sounds like and proper hotdog toppings! Like it or not we know we're right! Stay Awesome!

Sep 20, 2019



I'd fill more of this in, but currently the fire alarms are going off... so I gotta go.

Sep 9, 2019

Hey ya'll!

Welcome to the latest episode, we had to take off because of a hurricane, but we are back baby! So let's do this thing. Twins weird out Ryan and improv troops are not troops at all.

Aug 26, 2019

Hey er'body!

James Yon (The Lowdown, Monsters Comedian, Real Laughs) comes in and hangs out with Ryan and Charlie and talk about Christmas carols and jay Z.


Aug 21, 2019

Hey hey!

And we're back, with the very funny Pedro Lima.

Aug 16, 2019

Hey Hey!

Idk. do you read this? If you do post about this non existant summary in the Poking the Bear Facebook group and I will write them. UNTIL THEN: NO! #guff

Aug 5, 2019


In this episode we have Peter from Scotch and Good Conversation on the show and feels Ryan got ripped off learning to meditate.

Jul 24, 2019

The boys talk about sleeping, real estate, Ryan's dad dog fighting the Red Baron! Space Gators, Ice cream and of course The Lion King (Video Game).  Also GHOST SQUATCH RETURNS!!!!!

Jul 18, 2019

Hey er'body!


In this episode:

Ryan plays with a fidget spinner, charlie takes it away from him, and Carlos crashes the podcast! Enjoy!

Jul 11, 2019

And we're back!

In this episode we discuss:

Becoming the mayor of a small town

Tampa Bay Rays

High school food fights

and ear hair!


Jun 27, 2019

Hey er'body! Enjoy this weeks episode!

Jun 20, 2019

Uploading in a hurry and lost my show notes, so this episode is just as much of  a surprise to you as it is to me! So listen and find out what we did, and didn't talk about!

Jun 14, 2019

We talk about tall trees, Steven Seagal, Alien take over, and delicious neighbors.  Fun episode and we introduce a new hand shake. Extremely exciting news!

Jun 6, 2019



Weird logos for minor baseball teams, being fat shamed in the islands, and the story of if Ryan died.

May 20, 2019

Hey we are back after a brief hiatus, so thanks for listening, we explain what happened in this episode, Hope you enjoy and stick around for the end because we just go insane. Send your best doo doo band by using the hashtag #doodoobands

May 10, 2019

Jeff Jones joins us, or as you may know him as "JEEEEFFFFF" to talk about his awesome Fringe show Anamatronicons. He cool, follow him on social media. Also mssage him with just the phrase "JEEEFFFFF!"

Apr 25, 2019

Hey friends!

In this episode we discuss the finer points of addiction, showing in a space suit, and how Ryan sucks at basketball.

Apr 18, 2019

Hey friend!


On today's episode we have Rauce Padgett from the Jim Colbert show!

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