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

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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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

#352 - The Crushing Weight of Responsibilities and Black Panther

After some quick plugs, Chuck tells us all about some ridiculous "adult" responsibility things he's had to deal with recently. After he finishes relating his tale(s) of woe, we wonder aloud if adult life is just going to be like this forever. We try to find the good in the situations and laugh at how poorly I would have fared in similar situations. Chuck tells me about his amazing Valentine's dinner, I relate the story of my very good Pal-entine's Dinner. We talk about the great time (and sandwiches) we had at The Malted Barley's beer release party. After that, we dive into our spoiler-free review of the new movie Black Panther. Once we finish our impressions there, we let everyone know we're going to dive into spoilers and then do so.
- Brad

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

#351 - Streaming Music, The Venom Trailer, and Chuck vs. Best Buy

Once we promote our social media accounts and our upcoming shows, we get started with some listener emails! The concept of streaming music versus the concept of owning music, live streaming and the future of the internet, voice actors versus Hollywood actors for voice acting jobs, digital comics versus print comics, and stickers on fruit. We discuss them all with the expected amount of aplomb. From there, we talk about the Venom teaser trailer and our feelings on the movie, and Chuck gives me some exciting news about one of our favorite bands. We talk about cringeworthy things we've (I've) done in the name of love. We close with a story of Best Buy's terrible customer service toward Chuck and end on a cliffhanger - will Best Buy do the right thing, or will they expose themselves as a soulless corporation, incapable of empathy and therefore undeserving of fair treatment?
- Brad

Thursday, February 8, 2018

#350 - Brad's Dad's Comic Strips, The Cloverfield Paradox, and Chuck Defeats A Troll

Once we promote our social media accounts and our upcoming shows, I tell Chuck about the comic strips my dad mailed to me. Like, in the mail. The postal service. Not electronic. Snail mail. We talk about the sweet enamel pins we received from our friends at eerie Face, then Chuck tells me about his fancy dinner at the Dorrance in Providence. We talk about a listener's email, then our experience with the Super Bowl. After the Super Bowl, we watched The Cloverfield Paradox and talk about our feelings on the movie itself and also its place in cinema/streaming history. We discuss Chuck's computer drama at length and how it was saved by Backblaze, who is also a new sponsor of the podcast. We close out the episode by Chuck relating a tale of confronting an internet troll and having the situation work out in kind of the best way possible.
- Brad

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

#349: Chuck's Ebay Fight, Deep Blue Sea 2, and Ant-Man & The Wasp

It's just Chuck and Brad this week! We promote ourselves, Chuck tells me about a sweet new enamel pin he received from Reicheru Art, then he tells me about an eBay fight he had about a month ago that he specifically saved for the podcast. It's one of the best "Chuck's Petty Printouts" ever! After that, we get into the news about new tours for The Lawrence Arms and Frank Turner (separately). Chuck tells me about Deep Blue Sea 2 and I try to figure out other water-based horror movies. We talk about the trailer for Ant-Man & The Wasp and talk about our level of excitement for that versus other Marvel movies. We follow up on our stories about Nobody's Boyscout and then close up shop with our recent Royal Rumble party. A fun, back-to-earth podcast for the two of us.
- Brad

Friday, January 26, 2018

#348 - The Story of The Malted Barley

Recorded on location at The Malted Barley in Providence, RI. We are joined this week by Malted Barley owner Ron Koller and a rotating cast of staff members at The Malted Barley - Brian, Cory, Rich, and Kolby. We learn about their roles and stories, and how they fit into the larger story of Ron traveling the country to open a craft beer specialty restaurant. How did he decide on Providence, on the location, on the menu? Listen and find out, baby! AND THEY DROP THEIR NEXT STEPS ON US AS WELL WHAT WHAT!!!!
- Brad