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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Episode 319: A Beachside Chat with Reel Big Fish: Part 2

We are on the road again this week, in "beautiful" Hartford, Connecticut, continuing our conversation with Matt Appleton (Saxl Rose) and Johnny Christmas of Reel Big Fish! We pick up where we left off and learn the behind-the scenes of Matt's recording career, Johnny's entry into Reel Big Fish, Matt leaving Goldfinger, then Matt joining RBF! (and then joining Goldfinger again?) We talk about the current horn section and talk a lot about shelved recordings. A great talk with great dudes!
- Brad

NOTE: Hartford is considerably less beachy than Westerly, RI.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Episode 318: A Beachside Chat with Reel Big Fish

We are on the road this week, in beautiful Westerly, Rhode Island, talking with Matt Appleton (SAxl Rose) and Johnny Christmas of Reel Big Fish! Chuck and I chat with the guys about their musical upbringing, the place of "recorders" in grade school, how they got into music, their instrumental backgrounds, some sweet news about the upcoming Goldfinger album, and other stories leading up to their union with Reel Big Fish!
- Brad/Chuck

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Episode 317: The Story of "And That's Goodbye"

We're joined this week by Senior Discount drummer Christian Staton! We talk about the behind-the-scenes of the original EP for S*D's "And That's Goodbye." We walk through the whole process of the EP, from writing to recording to releasing, as Chuck and Christian regale us with band dude tales! They also discuss the behind-the-scenes of the extra tracks that will be now released on the deluxe version of "And That's Goodbye"; "Explode RI (Reignited)," "I'm Crazy (Live and Revived)," "A Death Threat to the World at Large," and "Ben Broke Edge." This is all in preparation for the release of "And That's Goodbye (Deluxe)" which drops on June 19!
- Brad

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Episode 316: "Q The Laughs," Alien: Covenant, and Wonder Woman

Back to a (relatively) normal podcast this week! Chuck tells me about the project he's been working on with Q, Walt, and Bryan of "Tell 'Em Steve-Dave" and hints at another as-yet-unreleased project. Chuck and I talk - spoiler-free - about Alien: Covenant and I am shamed for my lack of love for the horror genre. We talk about a new sushi restaurant in Barrington, then about our experience watching the movie "Split." We talk about the 90's Pub Crawl/PVDFest, then we are joined by Gina so we can finish with a spoiler-free review of Wonder Woman. Bonus: we follow up with spoiler-FULL reviews of Wonder Woman and Alien: Covenant.
- Brad