Friday, July 20, 2018

#370: Senior Discount's Album Release Party and Warped Tour

Packed house this week! We are joined by Senior Discount drummer Christian Staton, as well as his girlfriend Melissa Rodriques. Chuck's girlfriend Gina is here as well, as is our departing friend Katy Holland! So many people! After some Chuck and Brad updates, we dive into it: Chuck and Christian's band Senior Discount has released a new album through Paper and Plastick Records, and last Friday was the album release show! Hear the nitty-gritty details of the process leading up to the show, as well as a thorough review of the show itself. After that, we talk about our trip to Hartford and the band's experience playing Warped Tour. Also, Chuck and I bicker about the quality of our hotel room in Hartford. We close with some find reminiscing about Katy as she prepares to move back to Virginia.
- Brad

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#369: Ant-Man & The Wasp, Jurassic World 2 and Westworld Season 2

We start out this week talking about Senior Discount's album release show, before going into our Pod Topics. We talk first about the movie "Tag" and branch off (somewhat) into wondering about Great Comedies. We resume our discussion of the movie, then talk about the newest Marvel movie - Ant-Man and the Wasp. Spoiler-free, all of it! We then offer our (still spoiler-free) thoughts on season two of Westworld, before sharing our (spoiler-free) thoughts on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Once those are out, we make it clear we're about to do spoilers, then fully discuss the second Jurassic World film and then give spoilers (and thoughts) on Westworld Season 2. So even if you haven't watched those yet, you can listen to most of the episode!
- Brad

Friday, June 29, 2018

#368: Sweet Babylon's New Album and Our Jurassic Park Show

We are joined this week by Kyle and Lenny from the band Sweet Babylon! After we plug some upcoming shows, we talk with the Babylonians about NOFX cancelling all their domestic tour dates. After that, we review Chuck's trip to Boston Calling to see Eminem perform. We discuss the movie Action Point, then talk about Senior Discount playing at PVDFest and the Good People Doing Good benefit show in the same day. We talk with Sweet Babylon about their new album and their upcoming show, then Chuck and I talk about our recent Jurassic Park-themed show at the Comedy Connection. Chuck tells us all about hosing the Providence Motif Food Truck Awards and we all get to thinking about how good food is. There's a little more nonsense as we close, but what's a little nonsense between pals?
- Brad

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

#367: Snob Vs Cob: Jurassic World

We are joined this week by stand-up comedian Ray Harrington! After some plugs for our show this Thursday, Ray and I get on the topic of the Bill & Ted films, and our shared affection for them. And with the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this week, Chuck and Ray discuss their feelings on the first one, as well as why they felt that way. They discuss screenwriting, metaphor, the scariness of dinosaurs, and I get to bask in the hilarity of their conversation. We finally get to a point where we're wrapping up the show, and then remember to discuss the online harassment/bullying Chuck experience this week and what an appropriate response to it would be.
- Brad

Thursday, June 14, 2018

#366 - Behind The Scenes Of Elephants In The Room

Good news! Chuck got his voice back. Better news! We're joined this week by our pal Lou Perella. We talk about some upcoming shows, then talk about the title sequence for our "Pod Topics." Once that's done, Chuck dives into the long and sordid history of the "Elephants In The Room" project he just completed for Tell 'Em Steve-Dave. From its inception to completion, Chuck walks us through every step of the process and talks about the feedback he received from the guys and the "ants." Super deep dive into Chuck's creative process!
- Brad

Thursday, June 7, 2018

#365 - Crom Worx Pins and Splatoon 2

A rare "short" episode for us, as Chuck is fighting against a sore throat (and losing, as you'll be able to hear)! He has enough strength to plug our show at the Comedy Connection on June 21, then tell me about the awesome enamel pins he got from Crom Worx. We discuss our recent stand-up outing at AS220, then I talk about my recent adventures playing Splatoon 2. That's it this week! Crazy short!
- Brad

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#364 - Paul Cuffee and the Wendy's Debate

Big announcement this week - we'll be headlining the Comedy Connection on June 21st with our reimagining of Jurassic Park! We talk about that and plug some other upcoming shows, then talk about Senior Discount drummer Christian's school play about Paul Cuffee. We have a lot of fun at Christian's expense. We talk about the recent Senior Discount show with Tsunami Bomb and that leads Chuck to reminisce about an old experience at a Wendy's drive-thru. Our discussion leads Chuck to ask the age-old question: What Would Paul Cuffee Do?
Last Saturday we covered the "Punk In Drublic" Festival in Brockton, MA. We have opinions on bands and food! Important opinions! Chuck and I then discuss the appropriate way to handle a potential dating situation in 2018 - which is more intimate, texting or Facebook? Once that's done, we discuss a spoiler-free review of Deadpool 2!
- Brad