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.

Sep 14, 2020

Today we talk about candy, vampires, and MC Hammer (but nothing negative because we don't want any smoke Mr. Hammer). Thanks for staying awesome and loving the show. If you want to help us out donate to the Patreon. We love you and stay safe!

Sep 2, 2020

The History of Cereal in America is Weird. All of it. Seriously. - R

Aug 25, 2020

Are Trump and Fred Durst the same person? Are ghosts clothed or not? These questions and more get answered on this episode of Poking the Bear.


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Aug 12, 2020

I say I am going to fill this in later, but we both know I am not - R

Jul 28, 2020

I'll fill this in later - R

Jul 22, 2020

Ryan is at his new place and Charlie is at his because you know; The Rona. This one goes off the rails and stays off them the whole time because Ran is distracted by being without AC. Enjoy!

Jun 30, 2020

In this episode we discuss the problem with Applebees, the genius of Kobe, and Charlie is so fancy, he uses a fancy gas station. Enjoy!


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Jun 24, 2020

So we are changing some things up. Charlie and Ryan are still socially distancing themselves but they finally figured out this whole video thing. So enjoy a fun episode.


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May 1, 2020

In another live from home episode, Bowie and Holmes discuss the finer points of being tall and how useless it is if someone doesnt want to get into sports growing up. - R

Apr 27, 2020

Charlie and Ryan try to do the podcast through Zoom. Its weird, its a sign of the times, and we just wanted to have some fun. Hope you enjoy.

Mar 9, 2020

In this episode Ryan describes how he almost died underwater, Jarri Knows comes in, there is a homeless man downtown who will let you kick him in the nuts, and Bowie doesn't want to work in fast food again.

Mar 2, 2020

Charlie and Ryan are back at it. In this episode the guys discuss the importance of mimes and mime culture.

Feb 20, 2020

Hey enjoy the latest episode of Poking the Bear the Podcast!

Feb 13, 2020

Hey hey! In this episode the one and only Brian Glowacki (, @BrianGlowacki) comes in and hangs out with Ryan and Charlie. They discuss who the real heroes are and how Brian is trying to become a criminal investigator but only for a really "crappy" crime.

Feb 7, 2020

The bear gets serious! Straya!

Jan 29, 2020

We talk why cartoons don't wear pants and how Bowie's dog is so pampered she has a stroller and also how he has to give her Viagra. Its a whole thing. Enjoy!

Jan 13, 2020

Hey hey!

Ryan and Charlie are back in the revamped podcast room that still sucks. Charlie regales us with his stories of being a seafaring adventurer and then explains how even though he is healthier, he has gotten less healthy, Enjoy!

Jan 2, 2020

I don't know if this episode is good or if it is bad. Due to the studio computer crashing over and over and over about 10 minutes in to the podcast each time, I don't remember what we actually talked about, so its a mystery for you as well as for me. Enjoy! - R

Dec 23, 2019

Hey there! We have the guys in from the podcast 'With a Side of Chaos' and 'From Funny to Informing' in for a really fun show. Check them out on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you get the chance. Also make sure you have liked our Facebook page! 

Dec 16, 2019

Hey hey!

In this episode: Ryan fan boys out on Pete Holmes, Charlie talks about why he is not a Quaker, and the guys discuss the fine points of Hallmark movies.

Dec 2, 2019

And we're back!

We discuss 80's and 90's cartoons no one remembers, why Angelique hates our podcast, how art is subjective and doesn't need fist fights.

Nov 25, 2019

And we're back!

In this episode we discuss adult fast food, eating too much candy, and smug people in the rapture.

Nov 21, 2019

In this episode Ryan eats a hot pepper on accident, we discuss why war is bad, and oral surgery.

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.

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