Thursday, December 31, 2015

Episode 242 - WWE TLC, Hateful Eight, and The Force Awakens


*NOTE: We apologize, but there is some static throughout this episode. We're very sorry, we're using all borrowed equipment, including a mixing board where we're unable to monitor the recording as well as normal. Really sorry, promise we'll be back on track soon!*
Episode 242 finds the guys joined by Perennial Podcast Pal Lou Perella. The three cool dudes start by promoting some upcoming projects, then Chuck talks about one of the below Web Couliers. Chuck then reads a prepared message about a shift he is undergoing in regards to some of his personal philosophies. It is sad. The guys attempt to bring the mood back up with a discussion of their shared Christmas at the Perellas'. Chuck drops in a factoid about Guitar Hero Live and Avenged Sevenfold, then segues beautifully into a recap of his recent trip to Disney World for some festive fun.
Chuck and Brad regale Lou with tales from the WWE TLC event in Boston and how crazy it was (the other Web Coulier below). They discuss the recent Quentin Tarantino film Hateful Eight, then - after a brief tangent on birthdays, anniversaries, and relationships - get into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A brief yet triumphant spoiler-less review, then spoilers abound as the guys discuss the whole movie. Including the part where *think of joke about a movie plot point that was once spoiled and put it here and people will love it*
-Brad

Web Couliers:
INSANITY: Kalisto does a Salida del Sol through a ladder
VIDEOS: Leftover Crack performs with Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Episode 241 - Christmas 2015!!!


Episode 241 finds Chuck and Brad joined in Brad's kitchen by Eric Macksoud, guitarist of Senior Discount and occasional improviser. The guys are excited to talk about the Christmas season, and are soon chatting about Straight No Chaser and Pentatonix. Macksoud reviews A Very Murray Christmas, then tells the guys about the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas. They briefly discuss "Baby, It's Cold Outside," then go into talks about the Christmas songs "Christmas Shoes" and "Dominick the Donkey." Macksoud PROMISES that he will write a better Italian Christmas Carol for next year!
Chuck talks about his disdain for the movie Prancer, then Macksoud tells the guys about a reindeer-based special about Donner. They talk about other claymation Christmas specials, then Macksoud reviews local play "Ant'ny Claus." Chuck shares some Christmas memories, then the guys talk about their experiences of learning the sordid truth about Santa Claus.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
COMEDY: Patton Oswalt discusses the song "Christmas Shoes."

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Episode 240 - Krampus, The Night Before, and Cookie Judging


Episode 240 starts out festively enough, with Brad reading a letter he received from Santa Claus. (NSFW) From there, C&B discuss the below Web Couliers before a movie driplet about the "Alien" universe. The guys recently went to see the R-rated Christmas Comedy The Night Before and share their thoughts on that, then talk about the Christmas horror film Krampus. Was Brad scared out of his mind?!?! (yes) Chuck talks about an expansion for the video game Dying Light, then talks about the (admittedly-dated) news that T-Mobile is offering video streaming that doesn't count against a data plan.
The guys shift into recap mode next - Chuck tells the story of the Benefit Show Creep, then provides an update on the situation involving his house fire aftermath. They talk about the new Disney/Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur, then a recent trip to see the acapella group Straight No Chaser.
The podcast closes with the guys gleefully talking about judging the RI Food Fights Spectacular Cookie Smackdown and how Brad almost got wasted.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
TRAILER: Captain America: Civil War
PODCAST: Bret Easton Ellis and Quentin Tarantino

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Episode 239 - Chuck's House Fire and Our Stand-Up Debut


Episode 239 tells the tale of Chuck's House Fire, but before we can get to that, we talk about the podcast setup and talk about how great Sean Murphy is. Chuck mentions the below Web Couliers and promotes the newest Marc Maron special, airing on Epix. We then flash back to the Senior Discount show on November 6 and tell the tale of the creepiest creep around! Gina Mastrostefano joins us just in time! A brief mention of Rhode Island Comic-Con and Patrick Dennis' involvement followed that, then Chuck and Brad talk about the preparation for their stand-up performance.
As this podcast was mostly chronological in nature, we then skip the the report about Chuck's house fire. How did it happen? How did he feel? What has been going on since then? All of that...and a very special edition of Chuck's Petty Printouts!
The talk goes back to comedy and C&B dish on the open mic night they attended, then talk about the night they performed at the Comedy Connection. From there, it was a review of the benefit show hosted by Fete for Chuck, Gina, and Jordan, as well as a fun tease for next week! Wow!
-Brad

Web Couliers:
MUSIC: The White Panda (mashup artist)
MUSIC: Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas (free as of 12/3)
MUSIC: Blake Shelton: Cheers, It's Christmas (free as of 12/3)
PHOTOS: Chuck House Fire Aftermath