Episode 060 : A Family and Their Alien Friend

What do E.T. and Full House have in common?  Well...  Not much really.  But if we smash them together, we might just end up with a great premise for a TV show.  Join us in this episode as we discuss a family comedy featuring a small, brown, furry alien.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

E.T. (The Extraterrestrial)

T.G.I.F.

ALF

Episode 059 : Did I Hear That Right?

Have you ever caught yourself listening to a song and all of a sudden you have to ask yourself, "What are they singing about?" In this episode we'll examine song lyrics and their impact on the music we love.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

Peter Kay

Chevelle

Jimmy Fallon

The Billy West Podcast

Lightnin’ Strikes - Lou Christie

Norwegian Wood - The Beatles

Forty-six & 2 - Tool

Vicarious - Tool

South Park

Northern Invasion

Betray and Degrade - Seether

Fine Again - Seether

Earth Day Birthday

Episode 058 : One More Song!

With the rising tide of hipsters, the number of vinyl records sold is increasing year over year.  They tell you it's because vinyl is the best medium for consuming music.  Join us in this episode as we try to determine if they're right.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

The Beach Boys

Full House

TGIF

Kriss Kross

Earth Day Birthday

Northern Invasion

Tool

Episode 057 : Slang

Are you hip to the lingo of today? How about the lexicon of yesteryear? In this episode we talk about the comings and goings of words/phrases and their ever changing meanings.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

Jim Gaffigan

Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas

Shakespeare

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Office

IT Crowd

Episode 056 : Karaoke

In order to participate in the Olympics, one must be an amateur. Everyday, all across the world amateurs belt out a tune. I wonder if karaoke will ever be considered to be part of the games. Join us as we discuss an activity that is simultaneously reviled and loved. In this episode, we explore empty orchestras or karaoke.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

Daisuke Inoue

Guitar Hero World Tour

The Pot - Tool

My Way - Frank Sanatra

Episode 055 : I Need a Vacation

I've taken some time off of work, but haven't had a real vacation for a while.  This got me thinking about what a vacation is, and what makes for an enjoyable and relaxing time.  Join us as we reminisce about vacations past and hear what the "Man on the Street" says would be their ideal vacation.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for Intro/Outro Music

Terminator 2

Vacation - The Go-Go’s

What About Bob?

Vacation - Dirty Heads

Holiday Road - Lindsey Buckingham (National Lampoon’s Vacation)

I’m on Vacation - Rhett & Link

The Balmoral Hotel

Northern Invasion

Episode 054 : Earworms

WARNING: This episode might make you angry.  But I think you'll still enjoy our discussion about those pesky songs that get stuck in your head.  In preparation for our attendance at the Earth Day Birthday and Northern Invasion music festivals, we thought we'd explore the topic of Earworms.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

Earth Day Birthday

Northern Invasion

Man in the Box - Alice In Chains

Chalk Outline - Three Days Grace

Episode 053 : Useless and Weird Talents

"Look what I can do"... nothing good has ever followed this phrase. In this episode we discuss the strange skills we insist on showing others. We even meet someone who can predict earthquakes in the "Man on the Street".

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Stevie Starr

Liang Yuxin

Gary Turner

Francisco Domingo Joaquim

Marvel’s Fantastic Four

Claudio Pinto

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Etibar Elchyev

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Captain Frodo

Zlata

Paul Hunn

Alexander Overwijk

Episode 052 : Music Festivals

Next month kicks off a season of music for the What's In a Podcast hosts.  Mustard Plug in February, 311 and Bush in March, Earth Day Birthday in April, and Northern Invasion in May.  To put it mildly, I am looking forward to hearing some of my favorite bands in such a short period of time.  Concert festivals definitely provide the opportunity to make memories.  In this episode we discuss some festivals we've attended, will attend, and hope to be able to attend.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music

Northern Invasion

Earth Day Birthday

Claudio Sanchez - Coheed and Cambria

Mick Foley

Episode 051: What I Learned From Fairytales

Once upon a time... harsh lessons were passed down from generation to generation in the form of magical fairytales... but these stories were often darker and not as pleasant as their current versions. So, join us as we discuss fairytales and hopefully live "happily ever after".

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for Intro and Outro Music

Little Red Riding Hood

The Office

Sleeping Beauty

Sun, Moon, and Talia

Animaniacs