What is Miserable Retail Slave?

Miserable Retail Slave started in 2009 as a blog formed by Randy to talk about his likes/dislikes in the world of entertainment as well as the ridiculous things that seemed to happen to him while working at a hardware store. 

Miserable Retail Slave began to develop an audience, so Randy brought in several of his friends to help write for the site. The goal was simple: entertain people so that they could forget the stresses of their daily 9-5 grind for awhile.

Part of the site's evolution was a dive into podcasting with a podcast called "True Story: A Nerd Podcast" (Yes. Probably the worst title ever.) The podcast only lasted 8 episodes due to Randy's frustrations with the horrible audio quality and not knowing what he was doing. But the seeds were planted for the future when Tommy came on as the guest for the final episode of that podcast. 

Thus, was born Miserable Retail Slave. Established in 2012, the podcast started as a look at weird news and entertainment news, but has since evolved into the big, dumb comedy podcast that you know today. Miserable Retail Slave is a comedy show that deals with life, love, and the odd, daily occurrences that keep life interesting. 

Meet the voices behind all of the idiocy.

Randy juggles two jobs and is the miserable retail slave of the two. He lives outside beautiful Flint, MI, USA and struggles with being a lazy, yet overworked dreamer and a struggling, but barely trying writer. 

Tommy also lives outside Flint, MI with The Beloved and his two step daughters. He's a stand up comedian and a man of questionable common sense. Check out his stand up dates and plan a trip to throw tomatoes at him here.

Useless and enjoyable!
— A listener's review of the show