Weirdos From Another Planet!

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

Direct download: bodies20and20diets.mp3
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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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!

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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
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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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?

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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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