• Episode 215

    Hey guys, this week is a little different from our usual shows. As some of you are already aware, the lovely and talented Bill Young died last week. As you can imagine, this has affected all of us deeply, and after discussing it, we decided to do the show this week to talk about Bill and share some laughs in a time when they are hard to come by.

    For those of you who are newer to the show, Bill was a guest multiple times, and would occasionally just pop in randomly for a few minutes when Matt and Jena used to live only a couple blocks apart. You can search our archives for episodes with Bill to hear just how funny and kind he was. Even better, here’s a video of some of the comedy sketches Bill has contributed over the years:


    The next Monday Night Comedy Show, at which Bill frequently performed, will be dedicated to him, and also serve as a fundraiser for his family. You can find details for that event here.

    There is another benefit for Bill in Fargo, for those of you for whom that is closer, details of which can be found here.

    Lastly, there is a gofundme for you folks who are too far away from either of the live benefits, but still want to help, which is here.

    Thank you everyone who has sent us kind words in the last few days, it is much appreciated.



  • Episode 214!

    The lovely and talented Levi Weinhagen joins us this week for a delightful discussion of nachos, parenting, and grief as related to computer loss.

    Thats fun Levi

    Levi also tells us about his podcast Pratfalls of Parenting (turns out he hasn’t got all the answers yet). and his new show That’s Fun! which features co-host Jen Scott and takes place monthly at Honey!



  • Episode 213!

    Hey folks, this week we talk about all kinds of nonsense, mostly thanks to our random topic generator. So listen to learn more about gloves, Glovers, mispronouncing names. books vs. ebooks, digital comics vs. regular comics, Matt’s dad’s advice, vomiting children, texting, messaging, tablets (seriously, Jena scored a cheap one.) and more.



  • Episode 212!

    The lovely and talented Scott Keever joins us this week!

    Ain't he adorable?
    Ain’t he adorable?

    Scott is here to talk about music. His band Orkestar Bez Ime [or-KESS-tar behz EE-meh]–(“orchestra without a name” in Bulgarian) has a new release you can find on their Bandcamp page.

    Orkestar Bez Ime. OBI if you're nasty.
    Orkestar Bez Ime. OBI if you’re nasty.

    Scott tells us about playing folk music from the other side of the planet, traveling to learn from the real deal, and the important difference between “gypsy” and “Roma”.

    Of course, being us, we also spend a good deal of time talking about glasses, local student protests related to Ferguson, and grammar before we get to that.



  • Episode 211!

    This week we are joined by James of Vault 404 and the Awfulcopter podcast!

    awful

    James, being an experienced podcaster himself, helps us get right to the important bits, such as, lady bits. We spend a fair amount of time talking about vaginal health this episode, then follow it up with an excellent hot dog eating story. I know, I know, it sounds like a joke. It might be.

    Oh, as promised, here’s the two images of overly sexualized fighting game characters we talk about in this weeks Fast Five:

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  • Episode 210!

    This week, we’re joined by Derek Phillips. Derek is, simply put, the best. You’ll be able to tell when you listen to the episode. We talk about dancing, drinking, pot lucking and (in response to an email question from a listener) coming out. Also, mystery packages from Canada!

    As promised, here’s a video to help explain what the hell Morris Dancing is:

    Makes perfect sense now, doesn’t it?



  • Episode 209!

    We sit down and talk with Six Elements Theater this week. Things are kinda bonkers from the beginning.

    Six Elements, as you may remember from their past appearances in the podcast, are the folks behind Human Combat Chess.

    HCC 2012

    This means they know all about the knifey-stabby. They are also participating in Give to the Max Day Next Thursday, November 13th. What’s Give to the Max Day, you ask? It’s a great fundraising opportunity for Minnesota non-profit organizations where they have a chance for score matching donations and other rewards for their fundraising efforts on that day in particular. Take a moment to check out Six Elements Give to the Max Day page and support them if you can. We like ‘em, you should too!

    Speaking of Give to the Max Day, Matt is fundraising for HUGE improv theater, and will be watching a 24-hour improv marathon on Give to the Max Day. You can support Matt’s efforts at his fundraising page here.

     



  • Episode 208!

    Sometimes the internet goes down, and sometimes that means the conversation goes weird places. We’re all over the place this week including, but not limited to: Living on the ground floor of a building, high school theater, fish, & fancy restaurants.



  • Episode 207!

    This week the three of us pass the time by learning facts about booze from the internet, and debating the validity of an online list of reasons NOT to move to Minnesota. We were surprised and annoyed by entries on both is nearly equal measure.



  • Episode 206!

    Hey folks, this week we sit down with longtime listener, friend, and recently certified SCUBA diver Steffen. Steffen deserves mad respect for recording late with us, tackling what is prolly the coolest Fast Five yet, and not dying underwater. Take a listen.