Mustard and Onions is a live weekly podcast that celebrates the personalities and things that make the Motor City the most interesting city in the world. Join hosts and native Detroiters Jim (Onions) Bollella and Mark (Mustard) Pants as they interview the artists, entrepreneurs, and personalities that are making news in Metro Detroit. Always informative – always funny. Tune in live Sundays at 5 PM or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you find your favorite podcasts!
Jim Bollella – After earning a masters degree in broadcasting from CMU, Jim spent most of his career in the radio business. He has worked in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Minneapolis, Baltimore, and a few other markets, before finally returning to the motor city. Back on home turf, he worked at a Birmingham recording studio where he lent his voice to local radio and tv commercials as well as industrial video projects. He also produced everything from local music to Michigan Lottery radio commercials Now, when Jim isn’t teaching mass communications as an adjunct instructor at Washtenaw Community College, he runs his own audio production business, Freeform Audio LLC. Audio has always been the driving force in his professional life. That passion has taken yet another form in the Detroit-centric podcast he started back in 2013 titled “Mustard and Onions”. He is joined weekly by co-host Mark Pants, on the Royal Oak based network, Podcast Detroit.
Mark “Pants” has helped create, write and voice many counter culture events and shows in metro Detroit. You may remember him from his two year run hosting the world infamous Dirty Show, doing play by play for the hilarious Squared Circle Revue professional wrestling promotion, playing “Sam Splicer” (not Sean Spicer!) in the 2017 Marche du Nain Rouge Parade or when he was the auctioneer for the giant Crisco can artist Jerry Vile placed in front of the Joe Louis fist statue to raise funds for the city as it entered bankruptcy (see photo). He is the creator of the satirical news site This Should Be the News as well as the sporadically released satirical Drink the Press podcast. You can often find him at Comerica Park complaining that Tiger Stadium had better views, pinball expos and video game pop ups, at Lafayette (but not American), at mom and pop ethnic restaurants as well as hip new foodie spots and if you buy him a whiskey he’ll be more than happy to tell you why you need the newest gadget and why you can’t knock down the oldest buildings.