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Mar 4, 2016

What's the single worst day in retail? You guessed it, inventory day! Join TRB this week as he talks about how much he hates inventory, both the day of, and the mad scramble leading to it. This episode previously "aired" in 2015, but with so many new listeners, how could I deny you? Laugh because it's funny, cringe because it's true. And as always, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Feb 26, 2016

No, it's not a Sandra Bullock movie review, it's this week's episode of the Retail Rant! Join your old pal TRB as he discusses how the internet has ruined brick and mortar retail, and made the job of the retail employee more difficult than ever. Also, check out our spot for a Google app that we all want, but will never happen. Subscribe on iTunes (and leave a 5-star review!) for all you Apple people, or get your fix on The Couch Party app for Android.

Be sure to support our sponsor,, by getting all your tech accessory needs! They offer year-round free shipping, and for a limited time, you can still take 13% off of your order by using promo code "party5". This deal won't last much longer, so get all your phone cases for iPhone and Galaxy while you still can! Support the show and support the geeks at!

And as always, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Feb 19, 2016

"Sales will be up in February!" they said.

"Everyone is getting their tax money and going shopping" they said.

Well if you listen to this show, you know that "they" is corporate, and "they" are a bunch of bean counting idiots. So join TRB this week on the Rant as we discuss the stupidity behind February sales targets, the new products that make our own "As Seen on TV" hell, and a thrashing of people with expired coupons. It's a blast making this show for all of you, and this one was no exception.


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Also, a great friend of the show has published his first book outlining his time in retail hell! So get over to Amazon and purchase your copy of Frank Lee's "Why We Hate You: A Retailer's Confession", available in eBook, paperback and hardcover! It's an honest portrayal of what life is like in retail hell after 20 years, and much like this show, it strikes back for all the retail grunts out there! And be sure to leave your five star reviews for both Frank and TRB! Enjoy!

Feb 12, 2016

This week TRB takes a back seat to two ladies that not only do a great job as mothers, but somehow manage to juggle a full retail schedule too. Join Mrs. TRB and Heather (Twitter @IB4ECeptAfterC) as they discuss what the struggle is like to not only be management in retail, but being a mom to 2 kids as well. From old ladies rubbing pregger bellies, to people comparing their German Shepherds to your kids, this episode is just what the doctor ordered for all you working moms out there!

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Feb 5, 2016


Join TRB this week as he discusses a discovery from the Snowpocalypse, a new breed of the hated LMAs. The show makes a turn to people with no clue why they are even in the store. Shorter episode this week after the last two marathon shows, so enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

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Jan 29, 2016

TRB is joined again this week by our good friend Amanda (@mandasaures_rex) as we finish ripping into the retail "doctor". We cover points 26-50 of Bobby's "50 Pet Peeves about Retail Workers" and the idiocy behind them. From not asking enough questions, to asking way too many, this list should make every hard working retail employee sick. We discuss his detachment from what retail is really like, and why no one should take advice from a stuffed shirt that hasn't worked in a store in 20+ years. Subscribe and review on iTunes for all you iPhoners, and download The Couch Party app for the Android crowd!


Also, don't forget to check out our sponsor, With free shipping every day on all your tech accessory needs , the geeks at have you covered! And when you use promo code "party5" at checkout, you'll receive an additional 13% off your total purchase!


Jan 15, 2016

Join TRB and special guest Amanda (@mandasaures_rex on Twitter) as we discuss and obliterate 25 of the top 50 things that customers hate about us, the retail employees. Long episode here, so long it turned into the first 2 part Rant! Enjoy, leave a review, and don't forget to wear somebody else's nametag!

Also, be sure to check out our sponsor, From custom iPhone and Galaxy cases, to earbuds and "hoverboards", the geeks have you covered! They always offer FREE shipping, and you can save an additional 13% at checkout with the promo code "party5". Support the geeks and support the show!

Jan 8, 2016

Well, winter is here, and we can't do anything about it. But while you're nestled up in your blanket with your NyQuil, check out this week's episode of The Retail Rant podcast. TRB discusses why winter sucks, sickness in the workplace, and a few other choice topics, all while using the "f-word" (not "free") a lot. So bundle up, pop in your earbuds, and enjoy this week's show!

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A big thanks to Mrs. Tom Coe for our promo spot this week, and as always, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Jan 1, 2016

New year, new show, the same old Ranty Bastard!

The rant is on in 2016!! As the first show of the year, you know TRB is going to discuss all the fuckery associated with New Year's in retail! From early closings and drunken customers, to callouts and the bad excuses, this week's Retail Rant has it all. So once you've set all your Valentine's Day planograms, sit back and enjoy this episode!

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ANNOUNCEMENT!!! For all you Android users out there, The Retail Rant podcast is now on the Couch Party app! You can get every episode of this show, as well as The Miserable Retail Slave, Couch Party, The NerdRage Podcast, The Drunken Dork, and now Project Archivist. So go download the app now and listen to them all (plus you never know when TRB may make a guest appearance)!

Dec 31, 2015

Just a quick message to all the fans, supporters, followers, and subscribers. YOU have made 2015 a GREAT year for The Ranty Bastard, and I wish the best for every one of you in 2016. So be safe out there tonight, and enjoy a new episode of The Retail Rant coming soon.

Dec 24, 2015

Well, it's not all ranty this week. TRB does trash some customers, but a soft spot was hit this week that waranted discussion. A shorter show than usual, but you should be enjoying your Christmas (aka a day off from retail), and time with family and friends. So don't worry about TRB going soft; the hardcore ranting is back on and in full effect next week!

And be sure to visit our sponsor at to pick up all the things you need to go along with your new, shiny Christmas toys! On top of their year-round FREE shipping, use promo code "party5" at checkout for an additional 13% OFF!!! From high quality, custom iPhone and Galaxy cases, to earbuds and tablet accessories, the geeks at have got you covered!

Dec 22, 2015

As the final "flashback" (yeah, I know, all the way back to July) of 2015, join TRB in a thorough thrashing of two groups of people we all hate - early morning and last minute assholes. It's especially ranty, and it's a topic we ALL encounter daily. It's a particularly relevant episode, as we deal with the worst LMAs of the year, the last minute Christmas shopper!

Don't forget to visit our sponsor,, for all of your iPhone and Galaxy needs, as well as anything else you need for your new shiny Christmas gifts. Because let's face it, those factory earbuds just aren't gonna cut it. Maybe you got a new tablet and need a case. Or a stand so you don't drop it on your face in bed. Whatever you need, tyhe geeks at have you covered! They always have FREE shipping, and you can save an additional 13% off when you use promo code "party5" at checkout!


Dec 18, 2015

That phrase is annoying any time of year, but people screaming for price checks during the "holiday season" can just be downright infuriating. Join TRB this week and revel in our mutual disdain for price checks and people that want 50 $5 gift cards during a rush. And if you have a terrible manager, have them sit down and take notes for the last part. You'll be glad you did.

And for all you LMAs, visit to finish up all of your Christmas shopping. From custom iPhone and Galaxy cases, earbuds, screen protectors and more, the geeks have your last minute ass covered! Shipping is always FREE, and you will save an additional 13% off your order when you use promo code "party5" at checkout. Don't get trampled by the masses at the mall, when you can shop from home with!

Enjoy, leave a review, destroy if necessary, and don't forget to wear somebody else's nametag!

Dec 17, 2015

Not all of you have been with TRB since the beginning, but you shouldn't be left out! This is one of the first episodes of The Retail Rant, and the first to be re-released as part of the best of 2015, Ranty style. Enjoy this one as I discuss customer loyalty and coupons at great length and with distinct disgust. And forgive the audio issues - I was only 4 weeks in to podcasting and still learning a lot to bring you the shows I do today. But enjoy in anyways, because it's retail hatred at it's finest (except for the audio).

Also, no promo spot on the show itself, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go to to finish off your Christmas list! Get those last minute gifts or stocking stuffers, and use promo code "party5" at checkout to get 13% off of your order. And always has FREE shipping!

Dec 10, 2015

An early release for this week's show so that I could get some plugs out.

Be sure to go and support our friend of the show, Tom E Thompson, as he and fellow comics Andy Benigno, Chris Young and Tim Steele bring the comedy to The Riverfront Grille in Chesaning, MI this Saturday. Get to the show, bring a toy for the Toys for Tots drive, and be sure to tell Tommy that TRB sent ya!

Now with that done, check out the rest of the show as TRB addresses customer behavior during the "holidays", as well as my creative insight into the retail hell we are all trapped in.

And be sure to visit our sponsor, Free shipping, great last minute Christmas gifts from the comfort of your iPad, and 13% off your order with the promo code "party5". Convenient shopping without the crowds or Christmas music!

And as always, enjoy, leave an iTunes review, and destroy if necessary!

Twitter @The_Retail_Rant

Dec 4, 2015

*Disclaimer - You should do your best The Rock impression when you read this.

Finally, The Mrs. Ranty Bastard, has AGREED, to do The Retail Rant Podcast.

Join the family this week as we discuss a retail household with kids, and catch up on Mrs. TRB's take on some new days of the week.

As always, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Nov 27, 2015

Join TRB and The Muse this week as we thrash a “motivational speaker” who likes belittling retail employees.
And if this show isn’t enough for your ranting fix, check out the Thanksgiving episode of The Couch Party and “Blowdog” by our friends over at The Miserable Rejection, i mean Retail, Slave!

Nov 26, 2015

I just wanted to take a moment today, and wish a very happy Thanksgiving (NOT BLACK THURSDAY) to all of you.
Please enjoy the time you have today with family and friends, no matter how short it may be, and give thanks for all that
you have in your life. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

With love (and condolences for those that have to work)

The Ranty Bastard
P.S. There will still be a regular show Friday!

Nov 20, 2015

Get prepared my retail brethren! We are one week away from Fucktard Friday!
TRB steers away from the dreaded “busiest day in retail” this week, but still takes time to address more stupid topics, like those customers that love regurgitating their daily dose of CNN.
Also on this episode, a breakdown of the corporate “contests”, and I attempt to rationalize projected sales vs. payroll!
All while broadcasting from the depths of retail hell! (So excuse the background noise).
Enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Nov 13, 2015

If you have chronic headaches from computer beeps and stupid questions, then your good friend The Ranty Bastard offers up this week’s show as the cure!
A little more Black Thursday/Friday in this episode, plus what really pisses TRB off about the whole Starbucks red cups pseudo-controversy.
Lots of shout-outs to listeners and fans, a fair amount of profanity laced retail perspective, all presented to you on the 25th episode!
And as always, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Nov 6, 2015

Yes my retail brethren, it is time to start discussing our most hated time of year - the dreaded “Black Friday”.
From shopping stampedes and ridiculous hours, to campers and non-parking idiots, it’s all in this week’s episode
of The Retail Rant podcast.
Subscribe on iTunes for all you Apple people.
Subscribe on the Satchel player app if Android is your thing.
But either way, enjoy, leave a review, and destroy if necessary!

Oct 30, 2015

People on the phone can be the worst! If you agree, you’ll love this episode of The Retail Rant!

Join TRB (The Ranty Bastard) as he discusses this and getting past the Halloween “preseason” of the holidays.

Enjoy, leave a review, destroy if necessary!

And be sure to follow on Twitter @The_Retail_Rant!

Oct 23, 2015

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time for the corporate directive to execute order 66 (which really means hire anyone with a heartbeat).

A shorter show this week where your friend in retail hell, The Ranty Bastard, will discuss and dissect the few advantages and many disadvantages of hiring “holiday help”. And if you just can’t get enough of TRB, check out my guest spot on Couch Party this week.

Enjoy both shows this week, and as always, leave a review and destroy if necessary!

Oct 16, 2015

This week The Retail Rant turns 21!

Listen as your friend, The Ranty Bastard, discusses professional thieves that help themselves to our

products and manage to turn it into rent money! Also a brief discourse about those customers that

always want to touch us (vomits in mouth a little).

So take delight in the beer burps, the shameless promotion of a new favorite beer, and the profanity associated

with being a retail slave.

A big thanks to both the Couch Party and Drunken Dork guys for their “inspiration” this week.

And as always, enjoy, leave that 5 star review, and destroy if necessary!

Oct 9, 2015

Enjoy this week’s show with Randy (@mretailslave) from the Miserable Retail Slave Show!

We riff and discuss our trials and tribulations from our time in retail hell.

Check out his show after this one, and continue to support The Legend and The Ranty Bastard!

Enjoy, leave a revoew (for his show too), and destroy if necessary!

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