The Morning Stream

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The Morning Stream
The Morning Stream cover art
Hosted by Scott Johnson, Brian Ibbott
No. of episodes 700+
Runtime 90-120 minutes
Distributor Frogpants Studios
Original Run January 24, 2011 - Present

The Morning Stream (abbreviated TMS) is a morning show hosted by Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbott on the Frogpants network. The show airs Monday through Thursday at 8am in the Mountain timezone (the only timezone that matters). Additionally, there is an extra TMS: PM episode on Thursday evenings. TMS: PM was added as a Patreon goal at $5,000 donated per month.

TMS features many regular guests who are friends of the Diamond Club. Weekly guests include Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, and Bill Doran.

Daily Segments

Stump A Trek Nerd

Star Trek nerd, Darrell Skeels, comes on to answer a "hard trivia question" relating to Star Trek.

Food Tasting

In the middle of the Stump A Trek Nerd segment, most days, Scott, Brian and sometimes Darrell try some snacks sent to them by fans from all over the world.


Scott and Brian discuss some news.

Cover Songs

Brian Ibbott is the host of Coverville, a podcast dedicated to cover songs, so during The Morning Stream Brian plays two cover songs that are usually requested by listeners.

Weekly Segments


V for Video Games The week's video game news with Veronica Belmont.

Major Spoilers! Stephen Schleicher of Major Spoilers discusses the latest comic book news as well as other geeky things.


Fitness Geek Bill Doran talks about getting fit and staying that way.

Jury Doodie Justin Robert Young talks about whatever the hell he wants. Originally this segment involved Justin talking about the latest stories on


Recommentals Nicole Spagnuolo recommends her favorite movies that are currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon.

Tom's Tomtacular Tech Time Torrent DTNS host Tom Merritt talks about the latest tech news.


Therapy Thursdays Actual therapist and Scott's sister, Wendy, helps listeners with their problems live from Sweden.

The Morning Stream: PM Edition

Dan, Dan, The Board Game Man Dan Patriss of the Geek All Stars podcast discusses the world of tabletop gaming every other Thursday.

#AskTMS Brian and Scott answer questions posed from Tadpool members using the Twitter hashtag #AskTMS.

E-Sports Report Garrett Weinzierl of The Angry Chicken presents the latest e-sports news.


Inspired by the successes of the Patreons from Tom, Brian and Justin, Scott and Brian launched the Patreon for The Morning Stream. Milestone goals include random monthly giveaways to patrons, fewer ads and extra shows. At $5,000 donated per month, a fifth show per week was added - TMS PM.