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

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

WEB COULIERS:
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

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