Weirdos From Another Planet!

Weirdos From Another Planet briefly returns! For a review of Christianity! Kristen does her best to piece together the story from existing in a saturated culture and having celebrated Christmas upwards of several times. Bill and Pete provide snark and Pete reads a poem about Judas and Del Taco. There's some irreverence here, but it's good natured and the guys both have a healthy appreciation for the big J on some level. 

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The guys return to talk politics! (sorry.) Mostly about whether or not it's going to be OK and the ethical implications of particular beliefs. 

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It's 2017! We return for the new year.

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On this episode: 

0:00 Happy holidays!
1:25 Will we ever not be tired?
11:26 What are we doing here, like, mission-statement-wise?
31:47 Why the need to make things?
46:25 Tell us about something you like, Eric!

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0:00 The guys had Thanksgivings!
8:20 More things people like! 
16:07 What's the best advice Ryan ever got?
29:15 Bill's adventures in bike riding!
36:20 On being kind to one's self

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The fellows talk about politics. (Not exclusively, but still #sorryeveryone)

0:00 Tell me about something you like!
10:25 About this President thing
33:10 Let's talk about something else, like Bill's race

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In this week's episode:

0:00 - Things that concerned us do not concern us anymore! Because we don't remember them
8:45 - Brains are wild, just downright wild
12:05 - Pete told a lie!
14:27 - Letting thoughts be what they are, if you can
17:56 - On the best thing you're ever going to make
25:43 - It's election eve, thank god~

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Pete is a little out of it! Bill is running, awfulness of having a body be darned. All this and more as the guys return.

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On this week's episode:

0:00 It's our 200th episode! And some hair discussion.
10:05 The best advice Pete ever got and leaving doors open
14:53 The worst (relationship) advice Bill and Kristen have ever got and going to bed angry
20:44 The best advice Bill ever got and the advantages of consequences
27:29 The best advice, marriage or otherwise, Kristen ever got and digging graves
32:46 The best advice Katie ever got and doing the thing 

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In this episode:

0:00 Anxiety! Uncertainty! These things are hard to talk about, and also hard to keep minutes of while talking about them.

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On this week's episode:

0:00 It's fall! Kind of. Get a SAD Lamp, maybe.
18:52 What's new? Not much! Stop hatesharing. Snapchat is fun!
23:00 What is it to be busy? Well, we missed last week, for one.
27:08 The most recent lie, also fibs about cheeseburgers and truth about Sriracha
40:40 Bill's neighborhood is fully of ridiculous car horns

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In this week's episode:

0:00 CM Punk followed his dream!
17:53 A twitter/wokeness update
26:37 On Brunch
40:06 What do you do with the mad that you feel?

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In this week's episode:

0:00 Al*x J*nes and also parasites and disordered sleep (unrelated)
10:01 Nick Saban was mad as a wet ham
11:45 Starscream and Transformers with preferred pronouns
15:38 Movies featuring murder and their real-life counterparts
24:23 A Ruffalo kerfluffule and how woke is sufficiently woke?

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On this week's episode:


0:00 Pete got engaged!
6:45 On getting proposed to, rather than proposing
11:02 A general trajectory of becoming emotionally whole enough for such a thing
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On this week's episode:

0:00 Olympic cycling is wild, includes a nerd
5:22 Pete can't stop thinking about Twitter
22:43 How sustainable is being tired all the time?
31:40 Spotify's "Release Radar" is neat! The streaming business model, who knows.
34:04 Florida Georgia line look like creeps, and other music discussion
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On this week's episode:

0:00 Some bullies moved in next to Pete's mom
18:15 On having a life out there, waiting for you
33:07 Starbucks, McDonalds, and needy corporatism
46:48 Pete doesn't care for the Olympics, also maybe football
52:35 What's all this about cupping
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0:00 Ever seen a podcast talk about "Yes, once."
6:30 We saw Star Trek: Beyond!
30:40 How might we reboot Star Trek
37:19 Twitter! It's not great, maybe (again).
45:39 A listener wrote a book! 
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0:00 Parody via Weird Al!
8:58 Satire via Dr. Strangelove! 
14:04 Parts of Southern California are on fire
17:10 The world at large is less on fire
23:30 Twitter is frustrating sometimes, and possibly doomed
38:10 I appreciate your listening to our podcast, thank you
41:25 A touch of movie reviewing
46:58 Tower of Terror is also doomed, and also comic book movies
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On this week's episode:

0:00 On Star Charts and the wisdom therein
6:53 Yoga-Styled Stretching and some more serious practices
39:10 On hotel tipping practices

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A trip to Portugal occurred! There was one of everything. 

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We hope you enjoy conversations about Star Trek: The Next Generation. Because this is that!

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Welcome to the show! It might feel pretty familiar. We hope you enjoy it.

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On this week's episode:

0:00 The coming changes and the best of the back catalog
7:00 Tips for visiting LA
14:07 and Disneyland!
18:50 Bill has a new job!
19:23 Pete is scared of the Star Trek Marathon
33:37 What did Pete learn in school? 
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On this week's episode:

0:00 About our new (lack of) home
6:03 Pete likes Instapaper
12:20 Pete bought a car
19:19 Bill likes Korean BBQ
23:28 On selecting ethnic restaurants
30:07 Pete and Bill like salt
33:02 Pete likes Jon Rafman's 9 Eyes
35:07 Animals: Hive mind, or no
42:28 Bill likes the Mcelroy Brothers
46:39 Pete likes Merlin Mann
55:27 Bill likes Twitter
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On this week's episode:

0:00 "Let me show you this terrible [thing]" is the worst part of Twitter
26:00 An idea about what we might talk about, going forward
27:48 Men ruined everything
42:43 The COPS marathon that almost was

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Reminder, change comin'
2:00 Bill went to a concert! In a Lyft!
18:15 Civil War was good!
37:30 I would also like to complain about some aspects of Civil War!
55:50 There were some trailers!

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On this week's episode:

0:00 change a'comin'
6:15 Intentions: Do they matter, and why not?
26:16 People write advice columnists with some weird stuff
30:54 Thor 2: Was it good, and why is Pete wrong?
44:50 Jessica Jones is real good you guys

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Homicide v. B-Boy
3:17 Batman v. Superman
45:20 The Killing Joke and puzzling over why DC animated movies are actually good
49:10 The consequences of actions and back to Batman v. Superman

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Adventures at the baseball game
2:48 Zootopia: Woke or not woke?
9:00 In either case, Zootopia is pretty good
14:00 Making it snow above a Crunchwrap Surpeme
17:44 Here comes Daredevil Season 2
44:46 Daredevil and Batman, for a moment 
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On this week's episode:

0:00 Bill went to the doctor!
12:00 Bill ran the Hollywood 5k!
22:00 Bill (and Pete) got more emails!
36:00 Escaping via hobbies; is it OK, and what comes next?

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On this week's episode:

0:00 There's only one CHAPPiE CHAT
1:33 Teens' pummeling of Katt Williams
6:06 Wacky inflatable tube men - where do we go next?
8:00 What's the worst thing at Disneyland, non-guest division
18:00 Which era of David Bowie do you most want to sex
18:40 Favorite thing to put on bread, non-sandwich division
21:50 Marshmallow peeps: for or against?
23:00 Who wins, Barry Bonds or Secretariat?
25:00 There's no such thing as adult athiesm and general thoughts on David Foster Wallace
31:01 HHH is in ridiculous shape, just absurd
32:57 Returning to Merlin Mann and Time & Attention
39:06 Any regrets about moving to the west coast?

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Reader emails! The Muppets, for example
10:04 Jimmy Carter, the last human president
19:47 On our development, possibly yours, and how to talk or think about such things
24:22 Some metatextual notes on having a podcast
33:03 Back to talking about ourselves, and growth and stuff
43:46 What's the deal with "cuck," anyway

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Mendocino Farms, Pret a Manger and emotional labor
10:00 Bill's serving style: anti pomp and circumstance
16:30 Tableside guac, what a scam that is
20:04 Some thoughts on tipping, and some insider info
26:09 Back to emotional labor for a moment
28:45 VHS was a scam too, maybe
30:28 Humpfest!

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Did you know we have a podcast?
3:55 The soft opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
23:45 Student loan forgiveness and who ends up the sucker
26:30 Kevin Smith thinks it must be nice
30:15 Pete keeps getting some magazines
33:00 Adventures with Cosmopolitan Magazine
42:35 Three Kisses To Try Tonight
46:30 Love and Guns and How To Talk To A Gunsplainer
53:45 Your place or mine? and other tough questions
59:00 Savage Love and a very different sort of question

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Donald Trump is running for president and politics suck and we're all probably doomed. Let's try to talk this through.

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - did we like the movie
4:55 - the film's violence vs. that of Snider et al, and the suffering
10:12 - the film's portrayal of what it is to be disabled in public
13:05 - the treatment of Colossus and of motivation at large
15:47 - Deadpool's sexualiy and the drudgery of thinkpieces
18:47 - the film's politics vis-a-vis trauma and sex work
21:40 - Gina Carano, powerhouse
23:17 - On the budget difficulties of X-Men and films in general
27:11 - post-credits scenes are awful, and Rob probably hates Bill
31:34 - Liefeld and other terrible artists
35:50 - revisiting Chasing Amy
41:44 - more on Deadpool, his contempt for the fourth wall, and the highest grossing R-rated movie
48:16 - ranking, comic book movies overall, and Apocalypse

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - Scientific Podcast Goes ASMR and go see Deadpool
3:00 - Financial intermediation is basically junk
7:34 - Video Games, and the time wasted playing them
16:00 - South Park doesn't care for caring
29:57 - Guilt over wasted time and why am I reading this?
43:00 - Time & Attention
46:26 - Another #NoOpinions crisis
52:58 - Tell me about something you like, Bill

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - On the retirement of Daniel "Bryan "American Dragon" Danielson" Bryan and the physical consequences of wrestling
27:13 - Deadpool, possibly pansexual superhero
36:23 - Rating the Wrestlers and queerface
41:31 - A bit more on Mr. Rogers and Universal Positive Regard

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - donuts, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme
15:23 - on the transition of opinions, donut-related and otherwise
18:06 - large decisions that have changed your life and alternate universe you
32:26 - who is happier, you or alternate universe you?
37:26 - the hedonic treadmill and your happiness set point
41:55 - on considering a terrible accident, from time to time

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On this week's episode:

0:00 Thanks to a listener
1:10 The Bachelor is kinda weird!
8:28 Kanye, Amber Rose, and hashtag FingersInTheBootyAssBitch
20:40 Toward the larger implications of Our Imagined Celebrities
30:10 The unlikely Amber Rose / Goldust connection
33:35 Kanye's shoes
35:10 Brief thoughts on the best and worst movies of the year

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - Mr. Rogers and Carl Rogers, and where they intersect
3:15 - Mr. Rogers, specifically
7:35 - The first episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
18:24 - The Tom Junod profile of Rogers and the lessons therein
41:07 - Carl Rogers, for a change
47:10 - The allegory of the cave

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On this week's episode:

1:14 - Reader email!
2:35 - Who has time for music, anyway? (not us)
8:40 - Demi Lovato
15:23 - Selena Gomez
22:15 - Young Thug, plus thoughts on Chance the Rapper and Earl Sweatshirt
21:43 - Ciara, plus thoughts on Miguel
31:52 - Some thoughts on FKA Twigs, Fall Out Boy, Kid Rock of all people, and The Game
46:40 - The Wonder Years, plus thoughts on pop punk in general
52:34 - Grimes
59:35 - thoughts on CHVRCHES, Purity Ring, Kate Boy, Halsey, Lana Del Rey, Wiz Khalifa, and Elle King

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On this week's episode, SPOILERS for The Hateful Eight. And a big damn long discussion about whether it's even a good movie.

0:00: a bit of banter
3:10: The Hateful Eight and Quentin Tarantino
49:04: other movies you should see

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On this week's episode: STAR WARS. Please only listen past the 18-minute mark if you have seen the aforementioned star war.

0:00 - 18:10 Before Star Wars (BSW)
18:40 - close Hella Spoilers (HS)

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 3:27: How do you swallow differently?
3:27 - 11:22: On cleanses, juice and otherwise
11:22 - 23:07: Intermittent fasting, paleo, and Pete's diet adventures
23:07 - 38:07: Going sugar-free, other diets, and Jack LaLanne's madness
38:07 - close: Knees, bodies, injuries, and priorities in fitness

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 41:30 - Club 33! Disneyland!
41:30 - close - Disneyland Is Magic Moments

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 3:25 Costco!
3:25 - 11:35 Thanksgiving at Disneyland and Star Tours' howling continuity error
11:35 - 17:40 Bill vs. Tamales
17:40 - 22:20 How to order drinks without sounding like an asshole
22:20 - 27:10 More from Thanksgiving at Disneyland
27:10 - 35:30 What song plays as you die?
35:30 - 43:20 Thoughts on the upcoming Star Wars
43:20 - 49:20 Bill's Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving opinionz and Vegas Seafood
49: 20 - close The Matterhorn Macaroon and the food politics of Disneyland


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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 8:20 5k week and wacky Hollywood running
8:20 - 22:00 What was lil' Pete like?
22:00 - 37:00 the playing one does, and the USS Flagg
37:00 - 47:00 the terror of Return of the Jedi and the horror of the Transformers movie
47:00 - close Bill didn't care for kindergarten

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 3:00 Bill's childhood radio show
3:00 - 30:30 The Disneyland Avenger's 5k, other Disney runs, and our terrible knees
30:30 - 49:00 Banda Week, appropriation, and the power of a tuba
49:00 - close The Gospel of Enthusiasm, Teens, and why That Energy Always Wins

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 11:00: Transparent and casting choices
11:00 - 44:20: the playful, less personal end of the question scale
44:20 - 45:20: Charlie Brown's gonna die
45:20 - close: towards the more personal set of questions

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On this week's episode of the podcast:

0:00 - 13:00 - Halloween
13:00 - 15:41 - VHS considerations
15:41 - 32:00 - More Halloween
32:00 - - The death of Grantland and the future of prestige content within the media overall

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On this week's episode of the podcast:

0:00 - 17:00: mindfulness and meditation
17:00 - 22:00: a variety show and the importance of showing up
22:00 - 30:00: superhero anatomy (ahem)
30:00 - 45:00: batman and meditation
45:00 - close: Eugene, representation and jokes

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - 10:20: Pete's birthday!
10:20 - 12:50: What's the deal with driving in LA
12:50 - 20:55: The rest of Pete's birthday and drinking at the grocery store!
20:55 - 26:10: Hamilton, or: What Is A Musical, Anyway?
26:10 - 41:35: Twitter snitches and Twitter as a big cocktail party
41:35 - 1:00:00: Call out culture, Tumblr, and punching your weight

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Pete goes to play a fancy drinking Magic: The Gathering game, we open up the request line to thoughts of Bro Country and donuts, then finish it all up with a Violent J letter regarding Twiztid's intentions of playing at the next Gathering. WOOP WOOP.

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Pete regales us with tales of Gay Days at Disneyland (NOT "red shirt day"). We run down a partial list of where you've heard "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" and catalog the richest punk musicians on Earth. 

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Everyone knows that the cartoons in The New Yorker are bad. Bill has bought an entire book of New Yorker cartoons and he spends the podcast reading them to Pete, who then reacts appropriately.


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Hello and welcome back. Bill recently had a lengthy stay in the Windy City ... the Biggest Little City in the World ... yes, New York, NY. He and Pete compare and contrast NYC experiences and Bill relates the tale of a truly horrifying pizza. Also, Yelp doesn't work in New York, so don't attempt it.

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On this episode, we recap the #DoLoThroDo15 event and wax rhapsodical about the intent of the competition. We also preview NEXT year's DoLo!

0:00 - ~32:00 - DoLoThroDo
32:00 - ~36:00 Powerhouse, Universal Studios and the Jurrasic Park theme music
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Pete went to a music festival, so he and Bill apologize ahead of time for the influx of opinions in this week's podcast episode. In more important news, we announce the ins and outs of this year's Doritos Locos Taco Throwdown and discuss the vital Muppets stuff -- Sesame Street moving to HBO and Kermit's new girlfriend.

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Last week, Pete watched all of Gossip Girl in one sitting. For charity. Now he's here to tell us about a show starring a beautiful ghost, an idiot telepath and Chuck Bass.

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Bill and Pete are joined by Austin Antoine, a Los Angeles-based rapper, vocalist, and performer. Together they take a look at the world of rap, weigh in on whether or not Ladies Love Cool James ever got the best of Canibus (spoiler: no) and whether or not there are two classes of female MCs.

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Fantastic Four, the comic, is Bill's all-time favorite comic book. Fantastic Four, the movie, is an abomination. Pete and Bill discuss the bad, bad, bad, bad movie and talk about how bad it is. Spoilers: it's bad.

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It's finally here! We here at Scientific Podcast Goes Boink are thrilled to be able to present the very first episode of CHAPPiE CHAT, a show about all things CHAPPiE. If you're not familiar with CHAPPiE, please be aware that there will be extensive CHAPPiE spoilers. Our first guest is Ian Miller, of Productive OutsPuig Destroyer and Kowloon Walled City fame. You should also check out his new band, Roman Cities.

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On this week's podcast, we spoil (and discuss) Ant-Man and Inside Out. If you have watched one and not the other, we talk Ant-Man first and move to discussing Inside Out at about the 25-minute mark. See, we can be helpful!

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This week, Pete and Bill are delighted to be joined by Internet celebrity Erin Faulk, who gets subjected to a discussion about cannibalism, then talks to us about making a movie, hunting Matt Damon for sport and the politics of giving money to homeless people. 

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It's time to talk movies! Pete saw Minions, so that's what our podcast is going to be about forever. Right after we talk about those trailers for Suicide Squad and Fantastic 4, that is.

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How do we feel about "Jared from Subway" jokes? How do we feel about having opinions? How do we feel about hot dogs, boats, Newport Beach and most importantly, Ariana Grande's #DonutGate? Well, there's only one way to find out. Here's a new podcast!

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Due to the holiday, Pete and Bill were unable to record a new episode. But Pete WAS able to cobble together a new version of one of our most well-received episodes. Please enjoy it and feel appreciated. Here is a link to the original episode.

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Comedian and lovely person Brock Wilbur joins us this week to talk all things Jurassic World. Yes, there will be spoilers about the dinosaur movie. If you're going to see the dinosaur movie, please listen to this podcast afterward.

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This dang podcast needs a co-host already. Co-host Bill interviews co-host for the past 139 episodes, Pete. Hopefully we can find the right person for the job.


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Pete and Bill are pleased to be joined by comedian and writer Mike Drucker, who currently works on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He's also written for SNLThe Onion, Nintendo and a lot of other places. Pete and Bill talk to Mike about writing, being funny and how to get plucked from obscurity.

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is a busy man, but he was gracious enough to join us for the first half of our show today! Pete and Bill ask him about his daily routine and his gold bars. Our second special guest this week is FanSince09, a fellow social justice warrior and Philadelphia's ambassador to the world.

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This week, Pete and Bill are joined by America's greatest Canadian, Danielle Matheson of With Spandex! Danielle talks to us about what it's like to be a woman who is into pro wrestling, as well as the problems with women's pro wrestling in general. Spoilers: turns out it's all very tricky! We blame the patriarchy.

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On today's podcast, Pete and Bill are joined by Jeremy Smith from Ain't It Cool News! We talk all things SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER, including the can't miss movies the rest of the year, how bad the Terminator movie is going to be and what it's like to get yelled at by Christopher Nolan's brother!

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What if you started a cult? You could do it, you know. We believe in you. Pete and Bill discuss the particulars of cults, as well as break down the new The Muppets trailer and our expectations for the upcoming series.

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The new "Daredevil" series on Netflix is definitely worth your time. There are massive spoilers herein, so make sure you've actually seen the series before you listen. Fighting! Sexing! Fisking! That hallway scene! DAREDEVILLL.

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One of Pete and Bill's most-anticipated movies has come out. If you haven't seen "Avengers: Age of Ultron" yet, you'd better, because we're about to spoil the whole damn thing. An hour of hot, spicy Avengers discussion. Buckle up, kids.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

You should watch "Showgirls" and "Bound" immediately. That's the first order of business. Bill and Pete share their recommendations for the week, talk about the agelessness of Jennifer Tilly and discuss things they didn't know five years ago.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am PDT

It's a big old world of superheroes out there, and most of them are jerks. Pete and Bill sift through the heroics to figure out which one of these superhumans you'd least like to spend time with. Along the way, we talk about putting children in a cage, why Stan Lee is so bad and the problem with Daredevil. And you're NOT going to want to miss this stinger.

Direct download: comic_book_assholes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

What small changes in your life have made an outsized difference? Pete and Bill discuss little tweaks that have, in essence, "hacked" their "lives." Maybe some pro tips in here? Who can say.

Direct download: small_changes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am PDT

It's time once again to open up the Twitter lines and talk about what YOU want to talk about. Conversations range from pizza toppings to the new Kendrick Lamar album to some brief wrestling thoughts to blowing up the moon. It's fun! (The show, not blowing up the moon.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

Friendship is tricky and weird. We talk about it, because that's sort of what this podcast is for. Also, let's all get into transcendental meditation!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

Last week, we talked about and read some of Bill's embarrassing teen writing. This week, we're back with more of the same, PLUS some 100% ORIGINAL Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Pete also gets in on the act by reading some of his own teen writing. It's a teenfest!

Direct download: teenwriting2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

Bill recently went through storage and found a bunch of his writing, going all the way back to elementary school. In this week's episode, he sits down with Pete to read some stuff from middle school, a short story from community college and a bunch of painfully bad, lovestruck songs from high school. Buckle up.

Direct download: teenwriting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09am PDT

Instagram, academia and mixed martial arts. It's all in this week's podcast. Pete and Bill talk about how they use various social media platforms, and to what end. Bill reached a milestone and got beat up. Not at the same time.

Direct download: instagraMMA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am PDT

Sigmund Freud was sort of full of beans. Penis-shaped beans. This week, Pete and Bill have a discussion about Freudian analysis, whether there is an unconscious and also take the time to recommend some things!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

What would you do if a genie wanted to give you free merch? That's how this week's podcast begins, before Pete and Bill turn their attention to honeymoon musings, the state of all-inclusive resort buffets, foul-smelling bars, pondering Kanye West at length and discussing the formative importance of SNL and other seminal comedy series.

Direct download: kanyeSNL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55am PDT

Happy Presidents Day! Pete and Bill sit down to discuss Joe Piscopo, flutes, Frank Sinatra and the evolution of acceptable racism, but mostly chat about anger. What makes you angry? Can you learn not to be so angry? Is it fulfilling? AND WHAT ABOUT THERAPY, ANYWAY

Direct download: anger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am PDT

On this week's podcast, Bill & Pete consider what words to use when you're trying really hard not to use any slurs at all, what films would be better if Spike Lee remade them, and more. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

On this week's podcast, Pete and Bill discuss the value of heliotheism, ponder the workings of faith and spirituality, muse about the historical Jesus and generally mull the whole "higher power" thing and why being nice is so difficult.

Direct download: heliotheism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10am PDT

There was no podcast last week because Bill got married! Pete and Bill talk about an old discovery from the life archives that is going to be a big Scientific Pod event in the near future and recap the wedding festivities and resulting Disneyland trip. How many corndogs did we eat, anyway?

Direct download: wedding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47am PDT

Starting on New Year's Day, Pete watched every episode of Dawson's Creek, in a row, with minimal breaks or sleep. It was a Herculean task and a tremendous feat. Now he sits down with Bill to relive his journey, talk about the highs and lows, the ins and outs and the Pacey and Joey of it all.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

What music did you like this year? Besides Tay-Tay, we mean. Come join Pete and Bill as they run down their favorite albums of the year and give YOU all a taste of some of the tracks that most tickled their respective fancies the entire year round. That's a lot of tickling!

Direct download: yearendmusic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am PDT

Pete and Bill went to two theme parks on consecutive days. Herein, they quibble about Universal Studios Hollywood, delight in discussing Disneyland, reminisce about a chill-ass dog and a confused deer, and quit their tutoring jobs to join a friend gang.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:28am PDT

In January, Pete will watch every single episode of Dawson's Creek without stopping. It's going to be 90-plus hours of Creeky goodness. Maybe. Pete and Bill discuss the logistics of this, the whys and wherefores, answer some of your questions, ramble a bit because they're both loopy and invite you to send us some suggestions on what to call the dang thing.

Direct download: dawsonscreek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55am PDT

There's a new Star Wars trailer! There's a full trailer for Jurassic World! Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? Well, Pete and Bill have seen and heard about it and would now like to talk about it! They discuss their expectations and hesitations, as well as discuss the concept of cover movies. Because there should be much more of them. This and a lot more, on this post-Turkey Day glut of a podcast!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am PDT

On today's episode of the podcast, Pete and Bill discuss "MasterChef Junior," children on cooking competition shows, which cooking show hosts (besides Guy Fieri) they enjoy, whether you should eat blood (no), which cooks or shows they've learned the most from, how big is too big an oyster to eat and much, much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

On today's podcast, Bill is back on that World of Warcraft horse. He and Pete talk about their recommendations for the week, have a bit of an extended examination on what makes video games interesting or appealing (at least to Bill), ponder a couple of very interesting icebreaker questions and clear the air about Glenn Danzig's live singing voice. Important stuff all around.

Direct download: WoWDanzig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am PDT

On this special HOLIDAY-THEMED-TYPE episode, Peter and Bill discuss All Hallow's Eve, including costumes of the present and past, favorite costumes, Garfield telling you not to open weird candy, why people keep giving Charlie Brown rocks and whether Bill is or isn't Guy Fieri.

Direct download: halloween.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am PDT