Tuesday, April 17, 2018

#359 - The Story of Casey Jost

We are joined this work by writer/comedian/musician/producer of Impractical Jokers Casey Jost! We talk about his background in comedy and music and what shaped his voice as a performer. We get his entire story from child to grown-up child! We also talk about Limp Bizkit. We learn the story of how he got involved with Impractical Jokers, talk about improv team names, and riff on a billion different topics. It's a very engaging conversation with a genuinely good, funny dude.
- Brad

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#358 - The Meg, TJ Miler, and An Evening Uncorked

Somehow we keep things relatively short this week! Granted, our discussion about the trailer for the upcoming movie 'The Meg' is derailed by some of our classic tangents, but we finish the discussion eventually! After that, we talk about TJ Miller's recent arrest and our thoughts on that. We finish with a discussion about Chuck's night at RI PBS's fundraiser "An Evening Uncorked." He tells me about the fancy food he and Gina ate and some of the cool silent auction stuff they had there. Sounds like a great event!
- Brad

Thursday, April 5, 2018

#357 - John Poveromo, Android Auto, and Ready Player One

Wow! A fun one! We kick things off with a Skype interview with our new friend, stand-up comedian John Poveromo. John's performing in Newport, RI this weekend and we talk with him about his career in stand-up, his book, and Chuck provides him restaurant recommendations for the area. After that, we talk with our pal Lou Perella (in-studio) about the resolution of Chuck's Best Buy problems from last month. Chuck enlightens us on the glory and wonder that is "Android Auto" (in his new car stereo system). We talk about the documentary 'A Fat Wreck' (available on Amazon) and 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling' documentary (available on HBO). After that, we offer our spoiler-free thoughts on Ready Player One (the movie and the book), then make it very clear that we're switching to our spoiler-full thoughts about both (we spoil more of the movie than the book, though).
- Brad

Thursday, March 29, 2018

#356 - The Story of Eat Drink RI

Get your feedbag on for this one! Chuck tells me about the New England Craft Wine, Beer, and Food Fest he went to last weekend. We discuss the recent RI Food Fights Spectacular Cookie Smackdown and our experiences as judges. After that, we are joined by Dave Dadekian and Katie Kleyla of Eat Drink RI. We talk about the amazing food options in the area, the amazing food events they are putting on in the near future, and amazing local high school mascots. We get into their food/event planning background and talk about how their company came about. If you listen to this, I guarantee you will not eat a gas station rib sandwich for lunch at work tomorrow. (Or you will and feel VERY guilty about it).
- Brad

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

#355 - Kevin Lyman Talks the Final Warped Tour

Wow! We're joined via Skype this week by the one and only Kevin Lyman!!! The founder of the Vans' Warped Tour! We start out with an announcement of a new band added to the Hartford date of the tour (Sunday, July 15, be there). We talk about Kevin's history, the history of the tour, and some fun moments along the way. A great talk with a great dude!
- Brad

PS I had some microphone issues so Chuck does most of the talking for us this week. It's better that way, believe me.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#354 - Kevin Smith's Heart Attack, Derren Brown Special, and Patton Oswalt

Chuck starts the episode with a quick thank you to the good people at HP for the new laptop. Once that's aside, we give some quick show and social media plugs, then talk about Impractical Jokers getting another season and a movie! Wow! We change gears and talk about Kevin Smith suffering a heart attack and what he means to us. After that, we talk about the new Derren Brown special on Netflix. We discuss psychological manipulation and social conditioning with our trademark wit and knowledge. Recently, Chuck went to see Patton Oswalt on the book tour for his late wife, Michelle McNamara's book, "I'll Be Gone in the Dark." Chuck then talks about watching the new Patton Oswalt special and the new Chris Rock specials on Netflix. This forces us to examine the fact that we love certain artists, but sometimes have trouble knowing how to support them. We then talk about our stand-up show from a few weeks back, then close with a quick review of the new movie "Game Night."
- Brad

VIDEO: The Lonely Island: Why Not Me?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

#353 - We Play "The Thing: Infection At Outpost 31"

We are joined this week by Jordan Furtado and Gina Mastrostefano! Our pals at Project Raygun sent us a copy of their board game "The Thing: Infection At Outpost 31" and this week we played it! We knew NOTHING about how to play this game going in...and that shows! Listen to us struggle with the rules, figure out the rules, then break the rules as we play through a round of this game. Did The Thing destroy us all, or did the humans escape the outpost and save humanity? Listen up!!!!
- Brad