Thursday, August 17, 2017

Episode 326: Nazis, MoviePass, and We Get An NES Classic

In the wake of recent national news, Chuck and I start off this week by talking about Nazis and offer our official podcast stance on the subject. We talk more about the idea of racism in general and how we can help the country become a better place. I also swear in this segment (several times!). We then move on to a listener email, then ease into somewhat lighter fare with some news about the history of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Batfleck, and Gremlins 3. Chuck tells me about the new project from Jeff Tremaine and Patrick O'Dell, then we talk about the MoviePass service. For ten bucks a month, you can see one movie per day. What do we think? We then talk about the NES Classic and are finally able to give a hands-on review of the system. Chuck tells me about a recent trip to the restaurant Los Andes, then savagely and brutally picks apart my personality re: food (and life). We finish up by talking about our recent trips to see WWE wrestling live this week and talk about how much fun we had.
- Brad

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Episode 325: Rancid + Dropkick Murphys, Senior Discount Attacked, and Chuck Almost Drowns!

After the normal social media plugs, we talk about the below Web Couliers. After that, we talk at length about Disney's new streaming service (that starts in 2019) and try to figure out how we are going to consume visual media in the future. After that, Chuck reads selections of a review of Senior Discount's new album. I have no skin in this game; if someone doesn't like the music, that's a valid opinion. That having been said, this is a dumb review and we spend some time marveling at the dumbness of it. Once we get that bile out of our systems, we talk about some Chuck birthday celebrations, then our trip to see Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys in concert. Chuck tells me the story of his kayaking misadventure and I am suitably impressed. We talk about seeing the Lion King in theaters, and close with compliments for Chuck's birthday dinner at Cook and Dagger!
- Brad

TRAILER: American Vandal
VIDEO: Subway Royal Rumble

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Episode 324: War for the Planet of the Apes, Judd Apatow Live, and 2-Person Stand-Up

We kick off this week with another update on the Recycling Rascal/Blue Bin Bill. I love it; Chuck does not. We talk about Daniel Craig returning as James Bond, and Matt Groening taking his talents to Netflix. We discuss (spoiler-free) the new movie War for the Planet of the Apes and how we felt about it. We then talk about our trip to The Grange in Providence, then the jaunt down the street to see Judd Apatow do some live stand-up. We follow that with a discussion about our own adventures in stand-up, as we recently performed a set on stage at the same time. Chuck tells me about his birthday trip to see Hans Zimmer conduct music from his many soundtracks live, then we talk about some birthday festivities for Chuck and for Lou. It's a busy week!
- Brad

KICKSTARTER: Happy Happy, Joy Joy - The Ren and Stimpy Story
IMAGES: Blue Bin Bill Photo Gallery!!!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Episode 323: Instagram Philosophies, Ready Player One, and Brad's Family's Visit

As we give our social media plugs this week (@bradrohrer or @DiscountChuck), we get onto the subject of how we use social media. Is it necessary for your insta posts to have lasting value? Do all your tweets have to be funny? We talk about it and try to figure out why we feel the way we do. We spend some time alluding to a major project we're working on, but leave it intentionally vague. After that, we talk about a listener email we received, then the below Web Coulier. We discuss the upcoming season of Nathan For You, then some trailers shown at Comic-Con, including Ready Player One and Thor: Ragnarok. Chuck talks about his weekend, and I talk about my family coming to visit and all the stuff we got to do over the weekend. It was exhausting. But good. But also exhausting.
- Brad

TRAILER: Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Episode 322: Baby Driver, Jerry Seinfeld live, and The Big Sick

We start out this week with a listener email! It's a good 'un. We talk about the below Web Coulier, then about Ari Shaffer's new specials. We talk about the Sega and Atari Classic editions coming out, then Chuck enlightens me with some news out of D23
After that, Chuck and I break down the movie Baby Driver. It's a spoiler-free review, so go ahead and listen even if you haven't seen the movie. After that, we talk about our personal experiences around the 4th of July this year. Chuck talks about a double date he and Gina went on, then we talk about the N64 tournament for my birthday. We then get way, way, way, way off topic in determining whether or not people are mad at me all the time. We bring it back to the matter at hand and talk about our recent trip to see Jerry Seinfeld live in New York. We then talk about the new movie The Big Sick and I think Chuck spoils it a little, but he doesn't think so, so take that with a grain of salt (we both think the movie is excellent). We finish this week talking about the experience of once again judging the Ice Cream Throwdown for RI Food Fights! Woo!
- Brad

TRAILER: The Disaster Artist

Friday, July 14, 2017

Episode 321: Chuck's Recycling Feud, Spoiler-Free Spider-Man Review, and a Spoiler-Full Spider-Man Review

We are joined by our pal Lou Perella this week! We start by discussing an odd situation Chuck encountered with a neighbor. This man has an unhealthy interest in Chuck's recycling habits, and trespasses on Chuck's property repeatedly while Chuck isn't home. The final straw is a 2 AM encounter that leaves Chuck very unhappy. Lou and I do nothing to help. It's wonderful.
We then offer a spoiler-free review of the new film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Once we finish that spoiler-free take on things, we go deep into spoiler territory and talk about every aspect of the movie. It's a lot of fun whenever Lou stops by, and this week is no exception!
- Brad

Friday, July 7, 2017

Episode 320: Venom in the MCU, the SNES Classic, and Zoobilee 2017

Back in the studio again this week! Chuck and I talk about the new Jurassic World movie and wildly speculate about the plot. We then speculate about the plot of "Jigsaw," the new film in the "Saw" franchise. We then turn our attention to the news that the status of Venom in relation to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and continue our wild speculation about whether our symbiotic pal will make the leap to the MCU and how that could work. From there, we talk about the SNES Classic and whether or not it is worth a purchase. I defend the 16-bit game "Bubsy." We talk about our recent few weeks, including Senior Discount's show with the Toasters, an extended behind-the-scenes (from our points of view) of the Reel Big Fish interview(s). Chuck and Gina relate the story of Roger Williams' Zoobilee 2017 to me - Zoobilee being an annual fundraiser for the Roger Williams Zoo that features food from dozens of Providence restaurants and also Chuck messing up the mojo of the on-site band. We finish with a new segment that we brainstorm on the podcast and have fun doing so. Fun week!
- Brad