Poking The Bear Podcast

Three working comics based out of Orlando, Florida who talk with other comedians, artists, and musicians in a very conversational, non interview format.
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Poking the Bear Podcast are three working Orlando based comedians: Ryan Holmes, Charlie Bowie, and Big Tim Murphy, They talk about pretty much anything from Puppetry to The Rockford Files 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.

Dec 28, 2017

Hey baby!

Thursday late post-Christmas episode. As I am writing this all I can remember is we talked about the Bear Pope and launching bears from trebuchets as an ultimate weapon.



Dec 15, 2017

Hey baby!

This was a fun episode we had a live audience at Johnny's Other Side, only problem was they kept giving Big Tim shots of $2 Jim Beam, so this episode goes all over the place. Hope you enjoy and please leave us a review, it really helps out. also support us on Patreon at

Thanks baby!

Dec 7, 2017

Got new mics, got new mic stand, and got... crap audio. Did my best to try and fix this, but the echo is still there, so I am sorry about that. If you can listen past it, this was a really fun episode where Tim talks about how he scams scammers. he saves and he scams, but he mostly scams.



Nov 30, 2017

Hey baby!

We are having our first meetup at Johnny's Other Side THIS Sunday at 10, so come out and join us!


A friend of the show and member of the PFT Network Billy Helveston from What the Fuss has passed away. There is gofundme for expenses and such at

Other than the the usual:

Like the Poking the Bear Facebookpage

Join the Facebook group: Big Tim's Happiness Club

Support us on Patreon:

Thanks baby!




Nov 23, 2017

Last week you got WAY TO MUCH intro and outro. This week, YOU GET NONE! We are at Johnny's and we are so thankful for you as listeners. So we did Almost 2 hours so you have something to listen to other than your drunk uncle Jeff. So enjoy this special holiday episode and know that we love ya baby. And thanks to our Patron supporters, who make this shiz possible.

Nov 16, 2017

Hey baby! Most of this episode is just us talking about our show filled week and the good and bad of all of that all around. Thanks again to Johnny's Otherside for letting us "pod" there

Nov 9, 2017

Hey baby! We are live from Johnny's Otherside on this one, our new temporary home for Poking the Bear.  We talk about Tim being a fill in wedding date, Tim helping someone move out/bodyguarding, and our upcoming trip to the Auto Show. Enjoy!

Oct 26, 2017

Just want to get this out so I'll add a description later, but basically, what happens when you take Big Tim and cover him in butter then try and tackle him? Find out on this episode of PTB!

Oct 19, 2017

In this episode we talk about our trip to the Great American Cake, Fair? Fest. I can't remember and it's over now. Also we talk about T-Pain for way t long, so you know, average episode stuff.

Oct 12, 2017

Hey baby!

In this episode we discuss Russian tank dogs, serbian attack frogs, Alex Jones (of course) and the music of other parts of the world. Also ever wondered what your dog sounds like in Japanese? Well find out here!

We love ya and thanks for listening. Please rate 5 stars on iTunes and LEAVE A REVIEW! It really helps. Thanks! Now give me a dollar.

Oct 3, 2017

Hey baby! We are back at it! Ryan has had way too much Redbull, Tim's foot is swollen, and Bowie did animal facts! Old school Poking the Bear with minimal cuts where there probably should so enjoy that. We also discuss the premium version where we have no cuts and you sgn a non disclosure, so enjoy that!


Also the dog would not start farting... at all. Ever. SMH.

Sep 28, 2017

Tim is just getting settled in his new bear cave. He talks about his move. Its Bowie's birthday and Ryan's ADD gets the better of him. Enjoy!



Sep 21, 2017

I guess the best way to explain this episode is that Big Tim found out Pepsi was at one point the 6th largest navy in the world, and has decided he wants to command a soda navy and hilarity ensues.


Also we are going to CAKE FEST! So stay tuned for that as Big Tim scams a cake convention.

Sep 17, 2017

Ill fill this in later. -R

Sep 5, 2017

Hey baby! In this episode:

Tim talks mental health and about how he wants his news anchors well endowed.

Weather controlling devices.

Krispy Cream/Froggy Fresh.

Ryan doesn't understand Wyoming.

Improv troop vs Connor McGreggor

A new pool party?

And Ryan ruins Sword Art Online for Bowie.


Aug 31, 2017

Well this is a shorter one because we are almost at the limit of storage space for the month. Big Tim needed teeth more than he needed extra podcast space. So we will do an episode tomorrow when the site resets! Scammin' the system!

Aug 24, 2017

Hey baby, did you know they have bags of milk in Canada? Now you do.

Aug 18, 2017

Hey baby! We are back at it again! Now give me a dollar.


In this episode:

We discuss how we are not a political podcast

Ryan's anti Minnesota views

Big Tim vs Publix Abuela


How a beloved Christmas song is just a bunch of birds.

Aug 15, 2017

Hey baby! So we got white clawed up and just did an extra hour because we love ya'll. Now give me a dollar.

Join the Facebook Group: The Big Tim Happiness Club

Like the Facebook Page: Poking the Bear Podcast

Subscribe and rate FIVE stars on itunes!

Aug 10, 2017

Hey baby! In this episode:

Tim tries to send money electronically

We all try a speech jammer

Tim talks about working the Tom and Dan's Charity Footgolf Tournament

Tim finds a new favorite band.

Why Ryan and Charlie can't go to the Orlando Weekly party

Bad rap songs

YouTube celebrities

and the impending rise of the machines

Enjoy! Now give me a dollar.

Aug 3, 2017

Hey baby, top of the morning to you down under the south. Don't understand this sentence? Well get ready for a fun ride. Bowie and Ryan both give up at a certain point and Big Tim hosts his own radio show by himself an calls in to it as callers from another country. We all were cry laughing so I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.


Thanks baby. Now give me a dollar.

Aug 2, 2017

*Spoiler alert: it is.

Hey baby! The eternal entity known as Big Tim wants you to know he loves you and was saddened by the poor audio of the last episode, so he in all hs benevolent wisdom has decided to put out this very bonus episode that you are reading about right now!


So rate 5 stars, subscribe, and join the Big Tim Happiness Club on Facebook.


Thanks baby. Now give me a dollar.


Jul 27, 2017

Hey baby! What's your favorite chicken sandwich? Also other such things. Give me a dollar.


ALSO: come out to Big Tim's Wedding this Saturday's at Will's Pub at 3:00 pm!

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