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The PTBNL Podcast – Episode 9: The Return of Karate Emergency

Ashley Ryan joins the show as this summer’s most compelling miniseries comes to its dramatic conclusion.

Rex is heading back to Pullman for the fall and, sadly, The PTBNL Podcast must end its nine-week run.

Along with Ashley’s arrival in-studio, however, an exciting announcement about the return of one of Seattle’s favorite sports podcasts is made. The band is getting back together for the reboot of Karate Emergency.

This and more in the final episode of The PTBNL Podcast.

The Greatest Thing You’ve Never Heard

I’ll tell you what it is first, then I’ll give you the back story. It is a weekly podcast featuring myself, producer extraordinaire Josh Sabrowsky, traffic diva Ashley Ryan, and the Tacoma News-Tribune’s Ryan Divish, hosted by Sports Radio 950 KJR, published through 950KJR.com and SeattleSportsnet.com, and available through iTunes.

There you have it.

So how did this come to fruition?

Very simply, it started with a karate emergency. And for the record, “Karate Emergency” is now my new favorite quote. Because nothing says “emergency” quite like karate.

Josh and I were headed to play some pickup basketball with my brother at the Northgate Community Center on Thursday evening. We go every Thursday for open runs. We play ball with high school kids who talk a lot and make us feel better about our fading game and aging bodies.

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Ashley Ryan Wins The Week

We all say things that, when taken out of context, are hilarious. Most of us don’t say those things on the radio, however.

That’s what makes Ashley Ryan special. Not only does she say things that will make you giggle, but she does so unintentionally in front of thousands of listeners.

For those of you who don’t know Ashley, she comes to you live each and every weekday from the State Farm Traffic Center. You might hear her on various ClearChannel stations throughout your radio dial, but she’s arguably most famous for her work with Sports Radio 950 KJR.

That’s where this audio clip comes to us from. I just happened to be tuned in on Wednesday afternoon when Ashley uttered the sentence you just heard in the sound bite. In context, she was speaking directly to my good friend Josh, who was reading a lengthy list of guests scheduled to join host Jason Puckett for the afternoon show. Out of context, she had a Grade-A “That’s what she said” moment.

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