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Bottom Shelf Dreams

Bottom Shelf Dreams

By Michael Mordenga
Imagine a world where today's top brands were dethroned by their competitors. WCW destroys WWE, Turbo Grafx 16 defeats Super Nintendo, Disney's The Black Hole dominates Lucas' Star Wars. Adam and Mike bring forth convincing arguments about why spin-off brands and competitors should be top tier items. All this is in the name of comedy, but long the way. you can learn about the more obscure products that faced off against the giants.
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We Moved to Campus One80 Radio
Thank you so much for supporting us. If you have missed us, it is because we moved to Campus One80 Radio. It's a podcast on Anchor. You can still hear us on every platform (along with some other great podcasters). Go here to check us out:
December 04, 2020
Thanksvember: Ham vs. Turkey
Adam and Mike spend a good hour of your time telling you why turkey is a gentle, humble, and loving meat, while ham is the reason our economy is in the gutter. We give some much-needed love to the iconic Thanksgiving food. Join us and laugh at our horrible holiday explanations.
November 13, 2020
Thanksvember: Christmas vs. Thanksgiving
Adam and I vent about the premature selling of Christmas and how Thanksgiving trumps the holiday. We shame Santa, glorify mash potatoes, and talk about that one kid who brags about his rich family Christmas. 
November 06, 2020
10 Christian Metal Songs that Deserve Your Rock Fist
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
*Listen on Spotify to hear the actual clips* Adam and I gush over these 80-2000's Christian metal bands that were iconic in their time. Forget Twisted Sister, Metallica, and Anthrax, these guys are the real deal. We break down songs from Stryper, Narnia, Guardian, Michael Sweet, Holy Soldier, Petra, Barren Cross and Bride. It truly is our most metal album and it's just in time for Halloween. Enjoy the shred of this podcast! Check out this playlist on Spotify: Tell us what you think in a message. Click the link and share some love.
October 30, 2020
Low-Ki Could Replace Brock Lesnar
In this wrestling show, we talk about WWE's favorite squash match wrestler and compare him to an underground/indy wrestler who dominates with martial arts and pure intensity. We get into WWE video games and Mike has so much heat to give. Sit down and grab a YES! YES! YES!
October 23, 2020
10 Games As Hard or Harder Than Dark Souls
Do your games diagnose you with dementia when you lose? How about force you to read an encyclopedia to win? How about a game that is ruined by a mini-game? Adam and Mike talk about the ten games they believe should be heralded as good and yet frustratingly hard to play. Join us as we talk about Brain Age, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego, and Nightmare Creatures-quite possibly reasons to hate video games. 
October 09, 2020
Umbrella Academy OR X-Men
The Umbrella Academy came on Netflix in 2019. It got 45 million watchers. Now we want to bring it against the granddaddy of all family team-ups--The X-Men. Adam and Mike explain the hit show and how it compares to the #1 superhero community of all time. We also come to the conclusion that you cannot own an old mansion without fighting the Soviets or Nazis. In this episode, we gush about Klaus and Number 5, while explaining that Magneto has a way better PR team than Xavier. Come join us.
October 02, 2020
Ten After School Cartoons that are More Iconic Than Spongebob
 Mike and Adam talk about the greatest cartoons of our childhood in an attempt to shed some light on good shows that don't involve a sponge. Whether it's Freakazoid or Danny Phantom, we talk about the animated classics that need just as much appreciation as the yellow square.
September 18, 2020
S2 E1 Ten songs that would be awesome on the next Guitar Hero or Rock Band Game
It's criminal that these songs have not been considered, but Adam and Mike make the best case adding these 10 songs to the next Guitar Hero or Rock Band game.  Where does Weird Al fit into all of this and why is Death Cab for Cutie so underutilized? We answer those questions.
September 11, 2020
Marvel vs. DC: The Ultimate Court Case
In our season 1 finale, Adam and Mike give fiery appeals as to why you should choose Marvel and/or DC. Mike defends Marvel with a childlike innocence, while Adam gives gritty reasons to follow DC. This is the definitive battle for every fanboy who has a preference. We look at the facts. Join us as we close this season with the ultimate battle.
August 28, 2020
Dragon Quest Monsters Pokemon
Get your pokeballs and monster steaks because Adam and Mike are monster capturing. We look at Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monster series, which featured beautiful graphics and fighting. We look into Pokemon's 95 billion property and why it succeeds. Stick to the end because Fight Club's Tyler Durden gives a pep talk to Ash Ketchum.
August 21, 2020
Ten of the Best Supporting Roles in Superhero Fiction
Well...we didn't include Lois Lane or MJ, but the ten women/men we came up with prove that superheroes are nothing without these supporting side characters. They act as the moral compass, the comic relief, and the soul of our favorite characters. Enjoy or podcast as Mike and Adam explain comic's most underrated women (and one man). From Ninja Turtles to Full Metal Alchemist, we cover the greatest.
August 14, 2020
The NFL vs. The XFL (and why Vince McMahon is insane)
Caution: This podcast has little to do with the love of football and the stats that make it a great game. This podcast is... 1. Reasons Vince McMahon is insane 2. Some wild facts about XFL 3. A sport we invented that involves large quantities of mean and weapons 4. A skit involving the WWE and XFL Ladies and gentlemen, American Association of Destruction. Only on FOX and FX.
August 07, 2020
10 FPS's that need to be on next-gen consoles (more than Halo)
Almost 2 hours of talk on first-person shooters from the late 90s to early 2010s. Adam and I share our ten favorite sci-fi shooters that need to be on PS5 and Xbox X. Unfortunately, no one listens to us so that won't happen soon. We start the episode with a special clip from Master Chief's and Samus' blind date.  Thank you for liking and subscribing to us. Please leave us a review too. 
August 01, 2020
10 YA Fantasies that need as much love as Potter
Sword and sorcery, might and magic, wizardry, and wands. J.K. Rowling made bank on all these things. today's episode we tell you about 10 book series that you ABSOLUTELY need to read and love. These little literary gems are just as good. Here is the list: Jasper Fforde- Thursday Next Jasper Fforde- The Last Dragonslayer Fritz Lieber- The Adventure of Fafhrd Orson Scott Card- Enchantment Brian Jacques- Redwall Philip Kerr- Children of the Lamp D.J. MacHale- Pendragon Jude Watson- The Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past John Flanagan- The Ranger's Apprentice Kate DiCamillo- Tale of Despereaux
July 24, 2020
What if Wrestling Society X replaced NXT?
A Special skit at the end involving Vince McMahon and Bret Hart. Our very first wrestling show where Adam and I get to talk about our favorite subject, men in shorts choreographing fighting moves. Wrestling Society X was MTV's first attempt at a wrestling show in 2007. It featured special effects and lots of Red Bull. NXT is the number 1 wrestling show with promising young talent in the WWE. Subscribe and like us so we can send you crazier examples
July 17, 2020
What if Beast Wars outlived Transformers?
Autobots roll out! Transformers is an icon of boyhood in the 80s. Hasbro has turned this goldmine into a comic, video game, and movie. Along comes Beast Wars, a spin-off series and we think it's just as good as the original toy. Join us as we shed light on the 1996 masterpiece which turned rock awesome animals into rock awesome robots. Also, what is up with those movies and why is Canada so important to this episode? Don't forget to subscribe to us.
July 10, 2020
10 Underrated Games that you NEED to play on Steam (Summer Sale Edition)
Our episode starts off with Adam and Mike in an alternate dimension where the Steam X 5 console has just come out. Then Mike and Adam talk about ten overrated games that need some light and love shone on them. These games include - Stardew Valley - Ravenfield - Kerbal Space Program - Rock of Ages - Left 4 Dead 2 - The Deadly Tower of Monsters - Star Wars Republic Commando - Wrestling Revolution 3D - Tales of Symphonia - Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Figure out why these games have been left out of the limelight and why they deserve a home. All these games will cost you less than $60 (before July 9th, 2020) on the Summer Steam sale. Also, thank you to the geeks at Love Thy Nerd for helping out with feedback.
July 02, 2020
What if King of the Hill surpassed The Simpsons?
Doh! Adam, Mike, and special guest Peter talk about the longest-running show in the history of cartoons and how King of the Hill is better than it. We discuss the history of both shows, detailing special guests, recalling episodes, and jokes. Then we design a theme park for King of the Hill. Don't forget to like us, subscribe to us, and tell us how much you like us. This show ain't right! Also check out Peter's podcast, Exstreaming Disney
June 26, 2020
What if Quicksilver was more popular than The Flash?
Adam and Mike enter the speed force to determine if mutants/Inhumans do it better than metahumans. We elevate Pietro Maximoff while casting doubt on Barry Allen. Stick to the end of the pod to hear our amazing recast and replot of a Quicksilver live-action show. Plus, Adam and Mike tell the Flash to remake time and space. Don't forget to subscribe and like us so we feel encouraged to make more.
June 18, 2020
What if She-Ra was more popular than He-Man?
What if the Champion of Light, the Princess of Power, had more spotlight than her twin brother? Adam and Mike investigate why She-Ra is a better horse to back than He-Man. We invent a world where She-Ra has a hit movie and even Wonder Woman pays her respect. Join us as we investigate another bottom shelf dream.
June 09, 2020
What if League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was more popular than Avengers?
Join Adam and Mike as we explore the 2003 underrated gem of LOEG, starring Sir Sean Connery. What would culture be like if this movie became Disney's universe? Also, Avengers borrows a few things from LOEG in their movie, thus proving that LOEG has more standing than anyone thought. Plus, there is a fun little sketch we do at the end where we envision an alternate world where LOEG is far better than Avengers.  Join us. Don't forget to like and subscribe if you deem us worthy to wield the mighty hammer of podcast. Check out Mike's fiction and author page:
June 04, 2020
What if Fatal Fury 2 was more popular than Street Fighter 2?
On today's episode, we shed some light on SNK's Fatal Fury 2 and how it was a direct competitor of Capcom's golden egg. We explain the amazingness of the Neo Geo, the innovation behind Fatal Fury 2, and the use of their one female (Mai).  Also, we give proper roasting to Street Fighter the Movie.  As always we do a little imagination skit where we pretend to live in a world where Fatal Fury was more popular than Street Fighter.
May 28, 2020
What if The Dragon Prince was more popular than Avatar: The Last Airbender?
In this episode, Adam and Mike bring the Netflix original cartoon, The Dragon Prince, out of the shadows. This three-season journey epic deserves as much love (maybe more) as Avatar. We praise the relationship of Callum and Rayla, talk about the outdated story of Avatar, and imagine a world where The Dragon Prince reigns supreme.
May 21, 2020
What if The Black Hole was more popular than Star Wars?
Did you know that in 1979, Disney had brought forth their own Star Wars competitor called The Black Hole. It was destined to shine, but bad reception left the movie buried in Disney's failure vault. Today, we talk about this movie and how it could be better than Star Wars.
May 14, 2020