Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Episode 332: New Futurama, The Future Of Technology, and "UHF" Live



We're joined this week by local self-proclaimed beauty queen Gina Mastrostefano. We review some listener emails discussing the power of language, a Die Hard Christmas book, the Ducktales theme song in emojis, and a sketch from James Corden. We then duck into movie driplets about an upcoming Jim Carrey/Andy Kaufman documentary and the new Futurama episode (recorded through Nerdist). Chuck tells us about new innovations in wireless charging; this leads to a long discussion about the future of technology and what it will look like and how quickly we'll get there. An unplanned tangent that leads to some really interesting places! Even more interesting than the year 3000? The new Batman/TMNT comic book crossover! We talk about the band "Decapitated" and the charges against them, then talk about Chuck's Nintendo Switch and we all marvel at his Mario Kart prowess. We recount a recent trip to see a screening of "UHF" and Q&A with Weird Al Yankovic, then talk about our time this weekend riding electric bikes around Bristol!
- Brad

WEB COULIERS:
VIDEO: Ducktales theme song in emoji
MUSIC: New song from Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Jon Feldman

Friday, September 15, 2017

Episode 331: We Might Get in Trouble for This One (and a Spoiler-Free Review of "It")



We're joined once again this week by our pal Lou Perella. We start out by giving our spoiler-free thoughts on the new "It" movie. Chuck then follows it up with a surprise for me and Lou. Chuck met a man at his recent yard sale, and the man was so interesting, Chuck felt compelled to record the conversation without the man's conset, and share it with us (and the podcast audience). Once we get through that (quite frankly) bizarre encounter, we then offer a spoiler-full review of "It" to close out the episode.
- Brad

Monday, September 11, 2017

Episode 330: Brad Goes Postal



First up we have a newly-recorded intro for this week's episode. We plug some upcoming shows and Chuck plugs his Tell 'Em Steve-Dave project. The rest of the episode - so I was pretty tired when we recorded this, and more than a little stressed with work stuff, and it was late, and other excuses. We start out (actually continuing episode 329) and talk about Reddit and somehow that leads to me snapping at Chuck and being way more petulant than usual. I'm not proud of it, but we didn't edit it out. Once my calmer head prevails (and we talk through our issues like adults), we finish up the Reddit discussion. We then talk about the past of our guest Peter Maldonado and joke about his rage issues from college and beyond. From there, Chuck and Lou discuss what it's like working alongside their fathers and how that is shaping their work experiences.
- Brad

WEB COULIERS: WEB COULIERS:
VIDEO: Chuck's "Tell 'Em Steve-Dave" Call To Action

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Episode 329: Saying Goodbye to WBRU, The Belko Experiment and Rick and Morty



We are joined this week by longtime guest Lou Perella and firsttime guest Peter Maldonado. Chuck and I work in some show plugs, then Chuck talks about his experience at the East Greenwich, RI restaurant Chelo's on the Water. After Chuck and I talk about resetting after the Impractical Jokers situation didn't break like we hoped it would, we talk with about going to see Green Day live with Lou. Chuck and I joke about Ray Harrington's upcoming album, about grabbing sushi from a new-to-us place, then about the movie The Belko Experiment. We discuss Senior Discount being asked to open for Crazy Town (and how that panned out for both bands). Lou and Chuck talk about longtime independent alternative station WBRU shutting down and what that means to them. Finally Chuck reveals he's recently watched the entire existing library of episodes of the television show "Rick and Morty" and discusses his enjoyment of the program while dissecting what makes him enjoy it so thoroughly.
- Brad

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Episode 328: The Story of Ray Harrington



This is one of my favorite episodes ever. We are joined by Ray Harrington - comedian, documentarian, good human. We talk about his new album "Overwhelmed," about his documentary "Be A Man," and about his story - how he got started with comedy, what led him to stand-up, and so many other fun and funny topics. It was a great time recording this episode, and I think that will really translate to your listening experience.
- Brad

Monday, August 28, 2017

RE-UP: Episode 327: A New Tell Em Steve-Dave Project, Chuck's Vermont Trip, and an Impractical Jokers Opportunity



We had to re-post the episode because there was a problem with this episode's XML file. All fixed! We start off by Chuck talking about his involvement with the Tell 'Em Steve-Dave Podcast and a solicitation for ideas for that project. I have a brilliant idea, but didn't mention it and have since forgotten it. :( We then talk about Chuck's trip to Vermont with family and the difficulties presented therein; I chuckle at his misfortune. We chat about Nintendo opening preorders for the SNES Classic and how they sold out quickly and I hate them. We close the episode by revealing the big project we were working on a few weeks ago - an invitation to submit to write for the television show Impractical Jokers - and talk about how things turned out, and how we feel about it and our future.
- Brad

Friday, August 25, 2017

Episode 327: A New Tell Em Steve-Dave Project, Chuck's Vermont Trip, and an Impractical Jokers Opportunity



We start off by Chuck talking about his involvement with the Tell 'Em Steve-Dave Podcast and a solicitation for ideas for that project. I have a brilliant idea, but didn't mention it and have since forgotten it. :( We then talk about Chuck's trip to Vermont with family and the difficulties presented therein; I chuckle at his misfortune. We chat about Nintendo opening preorders for the SNES Classic and how they sold out quickly and I hate them. We close the episode by revealing the big project we were working on a few weeks ago - an invitation to submit to write for the television show Impractical Jokers - and talk about how things turned out, and how we feel about it and our future.
- Brad