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THE BEST VERSION with DAVE & DEX

A conversation-driven podcast that literally, figuratively, cynically and sarcastically, spotlights the “BEST" of everything from people to politics to pop culture and more. Written, hosted, and created by David Coddon and Gerald "Dex" Poindexter.

Mar 15, 2019

Dave & Dex know how you feel. None of us should have idols, but we do. It sucks when a celebrity you love is allegedly a “smooth criminal,” if you will, or someone even sleazier. Or maybe the sleazy idol is a friend, a mentor, or all the above. Sometimes what we don’t know shields us from harm. But when the veil...


Mar 1, 2019

Dave & Dex discuss small and large moments when people have dared to dream only to have those dreams shattered in unthinkable ways. Among them, sympathetic figures like the DACA Dreamers (not Bertolucci’s “Dreamers”), your favorite service industry workers, and decathletes and Nike pitchmen Dan and Dave from the...


Jan 30, 2019

Dave & Dex are back from hiatus! They don’t normally do Valentine’s Day, but inspired by Lady Gaga, they readily opine about "bad romance."  Dave, the author of “The Romancer,” knows a thing or two about the subject. Meanwhile, Dex, ever topical, confirms that many types of bad romances, are happening in plain...


Nov 30, 2018

Dave & Dex close 2018 by laughing up a storm. ‘Tis the season to nickname someone “Scrappy Doo”…find out who. Welcome to the “Gadfly” episode of The Best Version.


Nov 16, 2018

Dave & Dex briefly dissect the midterms, but escape that rabbit hole for a pop culture fix and some quick hits. Welcome to the “Try to Play Nice” episode of The Best Version.