• Episode 223!

    This week we learn that Matt actually left the house a couple times, Jena started her new job, and Salsa played some board games. All that clearly pales in comparison to THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF ST. MANNA THE DESTROYER TO THE FAST FIVE!

  • Episode 222!

    This week the three of us discuss Matt’s trip to the rodeo and eat some bugs Suzi gave him, Salsa’s weekend at MONDO and curiosity about meat-filled deserts, and Jena’s disappointing trip to the Winter Carnival and book recommendation.

    As we mention on the show, check out the Feel Better Friends website, which Mud told us about.

    Feel Better Friends

    Feel Better Friends makes custom dolls for children with long-term illnesses that are in the child’s own likeness. They are looking for additional crafters all over the world to help them in their endeavors. Take a moment and take a look, it’s really cool.

    As we mention on the show, Matt has been making the rounds of other local podcasts lately.

    If you want to listen to Matt talk about relationships and stuff, check out his appearance on Poly in the Cities!

    If you want to listen to Matt talk about parenting and stuff, check out his appearance on Pratfalls of Parenting!



  • Episode 221!

    We are joined this week by the lovely and talented Jon Stark of the Arts and Crass podcast which you can find on iTunes and Stitcher.  Jon also has a one man show called The Insufferable Spiteness of Beaver at the Bryant Lake Bowl February 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th. Follow the link to order tickets online. We talk about all kinds of nerdy cartoon stuff this week, comedy, and things to do with your ashes after you’re dead.

    Speaking of comedy, you can find the clip of Bill Young’s “Dinner at SuperAmerica” bit Jena was referring to here. (I tried to embed it, but the player wasn’t working right when I did.

    Oh yeah! Speaking of Stitcher, we’re on that now. For all you youngsters.

  • Episode 220!

    This week Matt is back and no one cares! We’re also joined by Jennifer of the Poly in the Cities podcast. We dork out for a while then get into how ethical non-monogamy works. Turns out, we couldn’t cover it all in one episode. I guess that’s prolly why Jennifer and her co-hosts do a whole podcast about it.

    Matt will be a guest on Poly in the Cities on Friday the 30th of January. If you have a question you would like answered while Matt is a guest on their show, you can email matt@aonpodcast.com with it, or go the the Poly in the Cities website and use their anonymous question submission form.

  • Salsa appears on the Awfulcopter podcast!

    Hey, everybody. Salsa took some time out of podcasting with Matt and Jena to appear on a podcast with some completely different people.

    Wait. Does that work? Appear is a visual term, and doesn’t really apply in an audible medium, does it? You can’t really “appear” unless it’s a video podcast, which this isn’t. Salsa… invades? the Awfulcopter podcast? Yeah. We’ll go with that.

    Hey, everybody. Salsa took some time out of podcasting with Matt and Jena to appear invade a podcast with some completely different people. They had so much fun, they split the episode into two parts, to double your enjoyment. Listen to them here and here.

  • Episode 219!

    Sorry for the delay in releasing this episode. You can blame Matt for being a little bitch and having a migraine.

    So, friend of the show Pedantic Eric stopped by this week. What did they talk about? Did they replace Matt? Who knows? You’ll have to listen and find out!

  • Episode 218!

    Charles Knutson joins us this week for a delightful conversation that asks the hard hitting questions like, who would you choose to replace Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day to change the tone of the movie? Also, how much fun does an ARG/Ingress/assassins-style game set in the Minneapolis skyways sound like? Right? We also answer one of the toughest Fast Five questions yet.

  • Episode 217!

    This week we fall down a bit of a videogame rabbit hole. We blame the mind control of the ever-mighty Steam Sale. We also talk about owning vs. renting and mail carrier etiquette. Plus, weigh in on some important issues about words!

  • Episode 216!

    Hey kids, it’s the holiday (not really, but kinda) show! This week we talk about the memorials and services for the lovely and talented Bill Young. I can’t remember if one of us says it, but if that many people loved me enough to show up at my funeral, I would have done something right.

    Always remember the lesson Bill taught us:


    Don't act like you've never seen a poster of a man that has traveled through time to tell his younger self to eat a cake he won at a cakewalk all by himself before.
    Don’t act like you’ve never seen a poster of a man that has traveled through time to tell his younger self to eat a cake he won at a cakewalk all by himself before.

    Beyond that, we talk about what we’re up to, what we’re doing for the holidays, and what we’ve been sent by some of our listeners lately. To everyone who has sent us a present, a sincere and deeply felt thank you. We love doing this show, and we love hearing from any and all of you. Have a great holiday and be safe.

  • 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.