The show was recorded remotely.
Luke Burbank used my name and nickname from his podcast, "TBTL: Too Beautiful to Live" in his Bluff the Listener story. Yes, "Phamdemort" is a play on "Voldemort" and there's a story behind that.
I had originally planned on going to Chicago to be at the live taping for this show. As part of it being my 40th birthday, I also had an opportunity to request which panelists I would like to see on the show. Luke, Faith Salie and Mo Rocca were the panelists that I chose.