Weirdos From Another Planet!

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

Direct download: kindtoself.mp3
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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

Direct download: trump.mp3
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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 

Direct download: bestadvice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

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.

Direct download: anx_and_uncertainty.mp3
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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

Direct download: sad_lamp.mp3
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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?

Direct download: CM_Punk_Mad_That_You_Feel.mp3
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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?

Direct download: sufficient_wokeness.mp3
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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
Direct download: engaged.mp3
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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
Direct download: tired20twitter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am PDT

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
Direct download: my20mom20also20starbucks20mcdonalds.mp3
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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
Direct download: Weird20Al20and20Twitter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am PDT

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? 
Direct download: what20pete20learned.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am PDT

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
Direct download: tell20me20something20you20like.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

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

Direct download: fuck20you20friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am PDT

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!

Direct download: civil20war.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am PDT

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

Direct download: intentions20thor20220jessica20jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am PDT

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

Direct download: batman20v20superman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am PDT

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 
Direct download: zootopia20daredevil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

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?

Direct download: doctor20emails20mid20s.mp3
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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

Direct download: cuck_email_edited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

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!

Direct download: mendocino20hump.mp3
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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

Direct download: harry20potter20-20cosmo.mp3
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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.

Direct download: politics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

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

Direct download: deadpool.mp3
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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

Direct download: dragon-deadpool-rogers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am PDT

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

Direct download: donuts20-20multiverse.mp3
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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

Direct download: imagined20kanye.mp3
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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

Direct download: mr20rogers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm PDT

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

Direct download: 201520music.mp3
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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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