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Fat Guy, Jacked Guy

Fat Guy, Jacked Guy

By Stef Rubino + Brendan Walsh
Stef Rubino and Brendan Walsh are brothers & teachers with endlessly curious minds. Every week, they're using a planning period to dive into the topics they can't stop thinking about.
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"Plucky Upstart Cryptids": A Round-up of Some Other Cryptids We Love
Well, September is coming to a close which means it's time for us to close out this accidental Cryptozoology-themed month we've been having here at FGJG. This week, we're mostly talking about some of the lesser known, less talked about, more "indie" (if you will) cryptids from around the world. We get into some of the weirder ones, discuss what they are and their origins, and just talk very generally about what cryptozoology means to us and to the world. We know you'll find some cryptids to love here, too! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers! (In the episode, Brendan mentions a product called Cryptid Crate. If you're interested in checking that out, you can here.)
45:17
September 27, 2022
From Where We're From: Skunk Ape, the Official Cryptid of Florida
This week's episode is a little bit of a crossover because we're talking about Florida's one and only cryptid: the Skunk Ape. We're going deep into Skunk Ape lore and discussing the history of Skunk Ape sightings, along with the possible origins of this Everglades mystery. Don't worry, Florida heads, we also discuss Dave Shealy's role in what we currently know about the Skunk Ape. Even if you think you know all you need to know about the Skunk Ape, we guarantee you'll learn even more. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
55:20
September 20, 2022
Lake Monsters Are On the Ballot! We Talk Nessie, Champ, & Friends.
It's a BIG week over here at Fat Guy, Jacked Guy, folks. And that's not hyperbole! Why? Because this week we're diving headfirst into the murky depths of the cryptozoology world and exploring one of Brendan's childhood (and lifelong) passions: lake monsters! We'll get into some of the myths about lake monsters, why these myths might have popped up in the first place, and we'll talk about some lake monsters from around the world. Of course, we also get into some deeper stuff about the importance of curiosity and wonder, too. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
55:05
September 13, 2022
Extraterrestrial Lifeforms Aren't Colonizers!: Aliens & UFOs in Pop Culture, Pt. 1
This week, we're talking about UFOs and aliens and the roles these mysterious aircrafts and beings play in our collective imagination and in popular culture. We get into the history of UFO sightings and how stories of travelers from far off space places came into our cultural consciousness and the "lessons" those narratives are trying to impart on us. We also goof about our experiences with aliens and alien-related media (and about the government!!), and we each decide which alien film we'd keep if someone made us toss out the rest! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
56:27
September 06, 2022
F-Guy, Fat Bye. J-Guy, Nice Try. Let's Talk "F-Boy Island" with Dustin Brookshire!
This week, it's our 30th episode! Can you believe it? 30 weeks of FGJG! To celebrate, we had an illustrious guest and our friend, Dustin Brookshire, with us to discuss the beauty and horror that is HBOMax's F-Boy Island. We get into the ins and outs of the show, talk about the F-boy aesthetic, the reasons we all watch the show in the first place, and which F-Boys and Nice Guys really left a lasting impression us. This isn't exactly an educational episode, but it is A LOT of fun! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:12:34
August 30, 2022
Frontline Report: Teaching in the "Stop W.O.K.E." State
Your brothers have been having a rough time getting back into the swing of things at school given all the stuff teachers have to deal with right now, especially those of us who teach in Florida. So this week, we're talking about the ways teachers have been maligned over the last few years, how that's helping stoke the fires of the nationwide teacher shortage, and how these wild, new laws are impacting both our desire to stay in the profession and our ability to do our jobs and do them well. Don't worry, even though all of that is pretty heavy, we're still laughing about it, as usual. It's a very candid conversation, and one we're sure you'll want to hear! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:01:12
August 23, 2022
Diogenes Was the First Crust Punk
You've seen 'em on the streets of your favorite cities. You've heard people talking about them. Maybe you've even had a few friends who said "Goodbye" to all this capitalist bullshit and joined ranks with other people just like them. This week, we're talking about all things gutter punk: the music, the style, and, especially, the CULTURE. We explore some of the main particularities of the gutter/crust punk lifestyle, and we discuss the philosophical origins of some of their most important values. Of course, we make a lot jokes about this "totally normal" society we are all forced to live in along the way. By the way: we reference a documentary in the episode that neither of us could remember the name of. We found it. It's called Catching Out, in case you're interested. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time.  Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
57:11
August 16, 2022
46 Questions to Ask Your "Bae" OR Your Brother
This week, we did something we've been meaning to do for y'all for a while. It's a little bit of a surprise so we won't give too much away here, but let's just say things get very vulnerable and a little goofy (as always). If you've ever wondered about some of our deepest and most intimate thoughts on our lives and how we live, this is the episode for you. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:02:32
August 09, 2022
Mustachioed, Big-Bellied Man Meat: A History of Strongman
You read that correctly, folks. This week, we're stone lifting and bench pressing our way through the history of one of the most niche and mysterious sports in the world: the Strongman competition. In this episode, we get into some of the lore surrounding Strongman's history, the ancient roots of the sport, what it's like now, and the back stories of some of the most famous Strongmen and strength performers in all of written history. We know this one's a long one, but that's because there was simply much more to talk about in regards to this topic than we could've ever expected. Come (metaphorically) carry some heavy shit with us! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Support us on Patreon!!! There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:31:10
August 02, 2022
You Can't Beat the Apocalypse: On Survivalism and Prepping
You can probably already tell from the title, but we'll just tell you anyways: this week, we're talking all about survivalism and prepping. No, not the kind you're thinking of...the kind where people believe the world is going to end (soon) and do everything in their power to get prepared to live in a post-apocalyptic future. We get into some of the specific orientations survivalists have in terms of what they're prepping for, a brief history of survivalism and prepping as we know it, and why the idea of it bothers us so goddamn much. This is episode is packed with what we know will be new-to-you information and, of course, tons of goofs. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:16:04
July 26, 2022
A Brief History of Backpacking from an Ambitious Italian Lawyer to Linen Elephant Pants
This week, we're going around the world with just the clothes on our backs and one change of underwear and socks. That's right, folks, we're talking about the worldwide phenomenon known as backpacking. In this episode, we get into the very early history of backpacking as a concept, how backpacking has evolved since then, and what backpacking looks like now. Along the way, we discuss some of the problems inherent with this kind of travel and goof on some of the cultural features that have become characteristic of this popular hobby. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:08:16
July 19, 2022
From Where We're From: Wilton Manors is the Gayest Island in the World!
In the newest installment of our series "From Where We're From," we're exploring the history and culture of Wilton Manors, FL, A.K.A the gayest island in the world. We dive deep into some basic facts about Wilton Manors, its history, and how it became the little haven for LGBTQ people that is today. Along the way, we discuss some of what's missing in the historical record on Wilton Manors and why it's important that we fix it. Whether you're from South Florida or not, this episode has a little something for everyone, and as usual, lots of goofs in between. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
56:05
July 12, 2022
Captain Ahab Was a Real (Moby) Dick: We're Talkin' Sperm Whales
You read that correctly...we're back again with another deep dive on animals. This time, we're talkin' American Literature's favorite creature: the sperm whale. In the episode, we talk sperm whale basics and why such a large industry was built around the mysterious substance they carry in their heads. We also get into Herman Melville's relationship with these illustrious creatures and how much better they are than us (humans). We got a few good puns and a whole lot of whale goofs, but you'll still walk away approximately 17% smarter after listening! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:03:53
June 28, 2022
God-dam, We're Talkin' Gun-dam with Mark Sturdivant!
This week, your brothers aren't teaching...they're getting taught! That's right. For the first time in the history of this podcast, we have a special guest: our brother-in-teaching and Mobile Suit Gundam enthusiast, Mark Sturdivant! In this episode, Mark teaches us all about the somewhat underground craze that is Mobile Suit Gundam model kit production. He gives us a brief history of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and helps us understand why these kits are growing in popularity. Since we have no prior knowledge of this whatsoever, we also ask Mark a lot of questions about the kits and what makes him keep coming back for more. This was a real learning journey for your brothers, and we're sure it'll be one for you, too! You can follow Mark's Mobile Suit model kit Instagram here. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:01:19
June 21, 2022
Talkin' (M. Night) Shyamalan: Breaking Down Our Top 5 Films
It's our 20th episode (!!!!), so we thought we'd go big for y'all. This week, we took on a topic that's a little bit of a point of contention for your favorite brothers: the work of M. Night Shyamalan.  We ranked our top 5 Shyamalan films, and then, in this episode, we discuss our rankings and broke down why we made those choices. Overall, Brendan has a hard time really buying what Shyamalan is selling (for good reasons), while Stef is a bit more forgiving and is all-in on Shyamalan and the worlds he tries to construct in his films. It definitely doesn't get as heated as some may think, but it's not NOT heated, you know? You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:18:24
June 14, 2022
Righting Wrongs: Redoing Brendan's 4th Grade State Project
Did you ever completely bomb an assignment that, in retrospect, seemed really easy for your young self to do? Well, in this episode, Brendan is taking us back in time to his 4th grade classroom in order to redo his state project on the state of Louisiana. Brendan blasts us with facts about the amazing Bayou State, and in between, we talk about our experiences in Louisiana and what we love about New Orleans. It's sure to make you nostalgic, and maybe, just maybe, it'll give you the confidence to right some wrongs of your own. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There's extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:13:04
June 07, 2022
"We WILL Help You Maximize Your Earning Potential! Guaranteed!"
OK, no, we can't help you do that. And we're sure you can probably guess that we wouldn't want to help anyone do that, anyways! What we can do and what we DID do is discuss the people who capitalize on claims just like the one in our title. This week, we're diving into one of the most annoying and shameful grifts of them all: LIFE COACHING. That's right, we decided to break the life coaching profession down for y'all so you can see just how dangerous and predatory it is. In this episode, we discuss the culture and history of life coaching, along with how life coaching became so popular and how it's been evolving over the years. We also visit some of the most well-known life coaching literature to make fun of it a bit, as we do! Join us! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There is extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:07:51
May 31, 2022
Figuring Out Fashion: Conservative (Patriotic???) Dad T-Shirts
Episode DISCLAIMER: We had some trouble with the audio for this week's episode. You'll notice a little static in the beginning up to the 5:20 mark. PLEASE do not let it get in the way of listening to this week's goofs. Have you ever wondered what the deal is with those mildly-threatening, somewhat aggressive conservative (or patriotic?) shirts you often see middle-aged men wearing out in public? Well, in this week's episode, we're doing a deep dive into this unfortunately popular fashion choice. We'll talk about the few most common categories of these shirts and joke a lot about the very basic logistics of their claims. Although we do touch on some serious issues, this episode is mostly good, clean goofs about these very unseemly and ridiculous shirts. Join us! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There is extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:19:57
May 24, 2022
The Heat is ON: A Short History of "Going to the Beach"
Things are heating up in South Florida, and all we can think about is relaxing on the beach with our friends and a couple of brews. This isn't an unusual feeling for us but it does make us wonder...what do we really know about how we got there in the first place? What made people brave the elements and make beachgoing and beach vacations cultural mainstays around the world? In this episode, we discuss our own personal connections to the beach, what brought people from the cities to the beach in the first place, and how beachgoing has evolved over the last three centuries (and over the last two millennia!) all over the Western world. As it turns out, there was a ton of stuff we didn’t know, and as usual, there were lots of things to laugh at along the way. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There is extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:02:18
May 17, 2022
From Where We're From: An Ode to the New England Lobsterman
This week, we're taking a ride up the coast of the great Northeast to visit some of Brendan's regional mainstay: the Maine lobsterman. We discuss the history of lobster eating, the history of lobster fishing in New England, whether lobster is really all that fancy, and what might be in store for the future of the industry. Throughout the conversation, Brendan teaches Stef of about different aspects of New England, and the brothers make connections between the lobstermen and climate change. It's a fun conversation on a topic people don't think as much as they should about! Join us! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There is extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!
01:11:05
May 10, 2022
Where Have All the Stuntmen Gone?
And where have all our conversations about stunt acting gone? Why don't we see as much stunt acting in action films as we used to? BETTER YET, where have all our mid-budget blockbuster action films gone and how do we get them back? This week, your brothers are talking all things stunt acting and action films. We discuss the history of stunt acting in Hollywood; our childhood fascinations with the wild fights, car chases, and explosions of some of our favorite action films of the 80s and 90s; and what the present and future looks like for these kinds of movies. Of course, because we are who we are, we also connect everything back to something much deeper than ratchet pulls and free falls. You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There is extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers! As always, thank you for listening!
47:31
May 03, 2022
The BBC Lied to You: Talkin' Papua New Guinea
This week, we're taking a little trip to one of the places in the world that people seem to "know" but not know anything about: Papua New Guinea. In this episode, we discuss some basic Papua New Guinea facts about what life is like there; about the diversity of the people, the plants, and the wildlife there; and we discuss many aspects of the culture that we're sure you know very little about. Of course, we also talk about how places like Papua New Guinea are exoticized and fetishized, and how we contribute to that problem without fully recognizing it sometimes. Whatever knowledge you think you might have, we guarantee you'll walk away from this episode having learned something you didn't know before. Join us! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There is extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!  As always, thank you for listening!
01:08:12
April 26, 2022
From Where We're From: Key Lime Pie (Is THE Florida State Dessert)
This week, we're exploring one of the most important creations from Stef's home state of Florida: the Key Lime Pie, king of desserts. We discuss how key lime pie came to be and what makes it such an important facet of Florida's culinary culture while decrying the Florida legislature's most recent decision to make strawberry shortcake the official state dessert of Florida. Along the way, we make connections between this and the larger, more detrimental attacks currently happening on the people who have made Florida the whacky, wondrous, weird ass place that it has become. You'll probably be wondering, at first, if any of this matters...but we assure you that it does! Join us! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in the episode, we have a Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There will be extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers!  As always, thank you for listening!
46:55
April 19, 2022
What's the Deal with Hack Comedy??
Well, it turns out there's a lot more to it than you think! This week, we're exploring the history and conventions of hack comedy and how it impacted our understandings of comedy as we were growing up. We'll introduce you to some of the most well-known hack tropes, and hopefully, teach you a thing a two about why these tropes seem to work so well on general audiences. Of course, we're goofing and making plenty of our own jokes along the way! You can find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. And you can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in last week's episode, we have officially launched our Patreon. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There will be extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time. Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers! As always, thank you for listening!
45:04
April 12, 2022
Yabba Dabba Destroy the Ruling Class!
It's our 10th episode, y'all! Wow! Can you believe it? We hardly can! This week, we're discussing the anti-capitalist themes and messages that seemed to be mainstays in the 90s children's and family films that we grew up watching. We use the 1994 feature film The Flintstones as our frame, but along the way we touch on other popular movies of the time, how we feel these movies impacted us, the reasons these films exist in the first place, and how we must destroy the Cliff Vandercaves of the world. Not to toot our own horns, but this is a goofy and meaningful conversation on some of the most important issues of our time, so GET INTO IT! You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As we said in this week's episode, we launched our Patreon account this week. Please visit our page and do what you can to support us in producing this podcast and getting better and better at it. There will be extra content for Patreon supporters, as well as opportunities to interact with us in other ways besides listening to the podcast. We appreciate any and all help you can provide, and we hope to keep this going for a long, long time! Thank you in advance for your support and love! You are our brothers! As always, thank you for listening!
47:47
April 05, 2022
We Came for the Bear Sex: On Marian Engel's "Bear"
That's right, folks...we're doing the thing we do every single day, but we're doing it with y'all. This week, we're discussing Marian Engel's seminal 1976 novel, Bear. This episode truly has it all: jokes about human-bear sexual relations, imagining human genitalia on animals, digressions on the genius of M. Night Shyamalan, and, ultimately, why this novel is so much more important than people seem to let on or think. You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. You can also find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. As always, thank you for listening! And if you feel so inclined, please leave us a review or share your love of the podcast widely! We appreciate any support you can provide. You are our brothers!
01:00:49
March 29, 2022
We Were "Ghosting" Before It Was Cool
This week, your favorite biological brothers discuss their relationship to everyone's favorite supernatural entities: ghosts! Mostly, we discuss the different kinds of apparitions as identified by the "experts" but along the way, we discuss some ghost-related media we love and why Americans—in particular—seem to be plagued with these paranormal phenomena. As usual, there's tons of goofs on the journey, but we do some important analysis, too. You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. You can also find Fat Guy, Jacked Guy on Twitter and Instagram. As always, thank you for listening! And if you feel so inclined, please leave us a review or share your love of the podcast widely! We appreciate any support you can provide. You are our brothers!
44:32
March 22, 2022
Two Brutes Talkin' Fruits
This week, we're discussing the beauty and majesty of one of nature's greatest gifts: fruit! That's right...you read that correctly, we're literally just talking about fruit. But not just fruit in general...we're discussing some of the rarest fruits we could find and our experiences with them (if we have 'em!). Along the way, we discuss the fruits of our childhood, our thoughts about the cultural impacts of eating and sharing fruit with other people, and why we love it so damn much. It's one of the sweetest journeys on the podcast so far! View the slides and images of the fruits we discussed on Google Slides! You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As always, thank you for listening and for supporting our podcast. You are our brothers!
58:44
March 15, 2022
Looky Here, Partner, It's Our First Time Talkin' About the Rodeo!
Grab your boots and lassos, we're doing a deep(ish) dive into the history and culture of the rodeo. Along the way, we discuss the major rodeo events, where cowboys come from, how capitalism ruins everything, and how much money it would take to get us on the back of a bull. You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As always, thank you for listening! If you're really into the podcast, please leave us a review. And if you're REALLY into it, please feel free to share on social media and with your friends and family. We appreciate any and all support!!
01:06:44
March 08, 2022
Figuring Out Fashion: Aloha Shirts
This week, Brendan's curiosity about our favorite type of shirt leads us to a discussion on the history of Hawai'i and the colonization of the Hawaiian islands. We also discuss East Asian immigration to the islands, the "Boogaloo Boys," the reasons fashion designers really suck sometimes, why these shirts are having a bit of a renaissance right now, and lots of other stuff in between. Quick disclaimer: there is a slight sound problem at the 43 minute mark for about 60 seconds. You can still hear our voices just fine, but we wanted to make y'all aware of the issue! You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As always, thank you for listening!
50:48
March 01, 2022
James Bond: The Scab Who Shagged Us All
On this week's episode, Stef's research into what James Bond actually does for a living yielded some pretty surprising results about the West's favorite spy. We also discuss Ian Fleming's general weirdness, Dominican diplomats, American and British geopolitics, JFK's final thoughts, why some people simply don't deserve to get some, and lots of other stuff in between. You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As always, thank you for listening!
53:18
February 22, 2022
"Hi, we're Fat Guy, Jacked Guy! Welcome to Cawsville!"
This week, your two favorite brothers in goof are taking on the topic of crows, ravens, and the birds of the Corvid family because, to put it simply, no one ever talks about the crows! We'll also discuss the "controversial" subject of animal and human intelligence and why we're so afraid to admit that birds might just be a little smarter than us. Watch 007 (the bird) solve that meat puzzle! You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. As always, thank you for listening!
47:04
February 15, 2022
What Do You Do With 2 Podcast Hosts Talking About Irish Sea Shanties?
...Obviously, you listen to them talk about the reasons sailors sang shanties in the first place. Digressions include discussions on how bad it sucks to have to sell your labor, the self-sustaining economics of port life, how Brendan wants to beat up "big brothers," how easy it is to write a Tall Tale, and so many things in between.  Here are some recorded versions of the shanties mentioned in the episode: "Drunken Sailor" "Paddy, Get Back" "Big, Strong Man" "All For Me Grog" You can find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening!
48:21
February 08, 2022
The Only Things You Remember from "Wild, Wild West" (1999)...
...if you remember anything from Wild, Wild West (1999). We talk inventions, Jon Peters's weird demands, and the fact that no one ever mentions the real causes of the Civil War in this movie that is centered around...the fact that the South lost the Civil War. If you'd like to view the slideshow Stef created for the episode, please check it out here. You find Stef on the web here and Brendan here. Thanks for listening!
48:09
February 01, 2022