PLP01 – The Phantom Menace?

February 02, 2015

Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace? Wait… that’s not right…

"Don't Drive Angry!"

“Don’t Drive Angry!”

What’s Dave been up to? The Super Bowl ends on a fowl note. Did the Modesto Police Department really decide to not intervene in a burglary?


About FTB1(SS)

Plausibly Live is the Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show. From 2007 to 2015, Dave was the host of KFIV’s “Afternoons Live” (Later “The Dave Bowman Show”) and the Central Valley’s go-to man for insightful and entertaining analysis of the day's news and events. In 2015, Dave left radio to raise his son and helped to launch the Podcast 99 network (, which features voices and topics from all around the area, the nation, and the world, on a variety of subjects. Re-launching his own show as a podcast, Dave continues his look at the world around him, now without the constraints of terrestrial radio, but still with his eclectic mix of history and common sense. The primary feature element of Plausibly Live is Constitution Thursday, which since 2010 has been a weekly look at the history and impact of the US Constitution. Dave is a US Navy Submariner, a radio talk show host, father, baseball fan, avid reader and a frustrated writer. He has a passion for books, theology, submarines, coffee, tequila, 1970’s music (especially funk!) and is a ToTaL Star Trek geek. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. He was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Colorado, graduated from Ogden High School (Class of ’81) in Ogden, UT, served for eleven years in the US Navy Submarine fleet, was a Naval Instructor and as a Ballistic Missile Fire Control Technician, he achieved the rank of FTB1(SS) through sorcery and favoritism, but would have been happy staying an FTB2(SS) for life. He was trained as a targeting specialist and Battle Stations Missile Fire Control Supervisor aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G) and was trained on two Fire Control Systems, the Mk 98 Mod 0 TRIDENT and the Mk 88 Mod 1 POSEIDON. Later he served as a part of the Fleet Combat Training Center Dam Neck Auxiliary Security Force, which sounds impressive but was really just bait for Seal Team 6 and any Iraqi terrorists who happened to land on the beach in Virginia. He later attended Seminary in Atlanta, GA, then served as a pastor for five years before realizing the massive error of his ways. He then worked in non-Profit management until 2006 when he was hired to do sports for a local talk radio show, eventually moving into the host position in September of 2007. In the fall of 2008, after years of questioning and study, Dave completed the process of conversion to Judaism. In 2009 Dave married Cami, and in 2010 they were blessed with their son, Benjamin, to go along with four daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren. In the summer of 2017, Dave and Cami relocated “back home” to Silverdale, WA, where Dave had been stationed when they first met in 1985. From September 2007 to January 2015 Dave was heard each weekday from 3pm to 6pm (Pacific) on Power Talk 1360AM & 1280 in Modesto & Stockton, CA. Today, you can hear his Podcast Show, Plausibly Live, on The Dave Bowman Show website or on The Podcast 99 Network Page.

Posted on February 2, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’ve just listened to the first segment of your first podcast… Of course, I liked it; I’m grateful for your explanation for the “upheaval” of my radio day. And I’m gladdened to hear that no animosity or “politics” was involved.
    I do wonder (…this will likely be addressed further on…?) how you intend to make money (Bread, man!) with this. Man does not live by bread alone, it’s true. But he does need his daily crust! (I mention this because I’m retired, trying to live off of a meager Social Security stipend. I have little lee-way with my budget, and as much as I’d like to continue listening to your show I’d also like to keep body and soul together. That is, I too have to eat: Not for me, Saint Francis’ “I need little, and that little I don’t need much”…)

    BTW: I’m also glad you’ve decided to -maybe- read emails!

    I can’t tell you how jealous I am, that you can spend as much time with your young so as this new circumstance allows! Good for you, Dave. (And, no doubt: Good for Ben too.) Best wishes.

    Now: On with the show! And thanks.



  2. Awesome job as usual. Glad to have you back in action!


  3. 3rd attempt to leave a comment…issues on my end I believe. Awesome job, as usual. Glad to have you back!


  4. Bravo Zulu on the inagural podcast!!

    As far as the teenage house party goes, it appears that there were no exigent circumstances that would have allowed police to enter the home. Reports indicate that there may very well have been numerous misdemeanors and infractions being comitted, but nothing that indicated that anything greater had/was occuring. It has not been shown that circumstances existed that would cause a reasonable person to believe that entry (or other relevant prompt action) was necessary to prevent physical harm to the officers or other persons, the destruction of relevant evidence, the escape of a suspect, or some other consequence improperly frustrating legitimate law enforcement efforts. The police had not been informed that the felonious taking of personal property by a knife weilding suspect had occured, so therefore had to base the decision of remaining off premises on what was known to them at that time. When police have a reasonable and sincere fear that someone is in jeopardy and contraband might be destroyed, this usually constitutes sufficient exigency to justify a simultaneous, no-refusal entry. However, this exigency was not met, therefore the police have no cause to voilate the Fourth Amendment rights of the partygoers.


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