Born out of late night conversations after (exactly) one too many in the complete dark, one guy decided to actually hit record on his voice memo app. Many episodes and many guests later, Joe continues cracking a cold one with whoever he can get to sit on the other end of a microphone.
It goes like this, three friends gather around the mics with a brand new six pack and talk about three random, sometimes completely unrelated topics. Truly, it's mayhem. But we're okay with that.
This week we have our longest intro ever. We're joined by a new trio of old guests, Tyler & Cam. This week we brainstorm ideas for new podcasts we'd each like to make (in theory), the most useless jobs on the planet, and Tyler phones a friend for his topic.
Nigel and Tyler are back for their multiple of 5 episode in episode 60. We discuss our own personal codes and what we consider "illegal" behaviors for ourselves, horror and things we fear, and go through all the topics that we discussed over the last 60 episodes.
Devon and Marie are back this week to discuss Aliens! Our personal vendettas with certain companies/places, and as is tradition we discuss our personalities in one form or another. This time, another, we talk through our results of the Myer-Briggs personality test to see what Es, Ns, Fs, or Js, we are (spoiler).
A new trio of seasoned guests join us this week. Jason and Matt have both been on the show before but never together. We throw the format out and just talk (and realize why we had a format to begin with). We talk black holes, movies everyone but Joe has seen, what the next pirate will be, and Matt gives a quick update on the Blaseball cinematic universe.
Kelsey and Evan are back for their three-peat! We talk about the love hate relationships we have with cats, gathering motivation to exercise and institute healthy habits in 2021, and our plans for travel once we are safely vaccinated.
This week on Hot Topic, I mean "Hop" Topic, we partake in a blatant rip off of a popular internet series. Dan and Sam join me to eat spicy wings and play Truth or Dab, the admittedly not great game, filled with progressively hotter wings and even more lukewarm questions. Will we make it through all ten wings?
Cam and Vince come back to revisit the movies we promised we'd watch last episode. Joe gives his take on The Notebook, while Vince talks through Your Name, we discuss what takes a movie from good to great and what we look for in a perfect movie. Then we transition to playing video games with groups of friends instead of alone, what we look for in an MMO, and games that are just made better with more people.
This week Erik and Andrew are back for our second podcast of the year and our first major historical event of the year... yeah... we discuss the failed insurrection on Capitol Hill (12:00), Twitter (& others) banning Trump from their platforms (46:55), and finally, to settle down and bring some levity, we talk about Wonder Woman and the future of DC movies/TV shows and shows/movies that we're binging now (1:12:50).
After a long holiday break we are back to ring in a new year! Aly joins us on todays episode to talk about the new year and just about everything else. We focus on the idea of replacing resolutions with "themes" and what we hope to make 2021 about!
We have two new faces (voices?) on the podcast this week! Somehow I keep convincing new people to be around me, it's crazy really. Cam and Vince join us this week to drink some winter beer and talk about horror movies/old movies (13:40), something we bought that completely changed our lives (40:18), and finally the COVID-19 Vaccine (1:10:56).
Layal comes back this week for a one-on-one episode full of non-sequitors, and jumping through so many topics we couldn't even list them here. Suffice to say, we talk about relationships, what we're willing to put up with in a relationship, how we fight in a relationship, and ... just a lot of stuff about relationships.
We made it to FIFTY episodes! Absolutely insane. This week we're joined by the most regular cast, Dan and Sam to try some of Dan's home brewed beer and discuss some random topics. On this special episode, we discuss hobbies we picked up in quarantine that we plan on keeping afterward (14:30), TV shows we'd like to bring back (50:35), and we run through our Spotify 2020 Wrapped (1:09:13).
Two guests (who've never done episode together) return for this week's episode. Sam joins us, alongside Dave, making his first appearance in over a year. We talk about tipping points that made us quit our jobs (15:15), our favorite dinosaurs (52:00), and our favorite conspiracy theories (1:02:00).
The roommates are back! Devon and Teresa join us this week on the podcast in a return to form. This week we discuss Devon's turn around on Tik Tok (11:03), Teresa's latest obsession with the classic game Guitar Hero (27:49), and the worst places we've ever been stuck (56:06).
Andrew and Erik return for an election week wrap-up podcast. We promise we'll get back to our traditional format with severely less politics, but for now, we don't really have any topics. This episode was recorded on Saturday November 7th, hours after news media had called the election for Joe Biden. A lot of this episode is our reactions and thoughts on the election week.
Next week we will return to topics! Comedy! And dumb stories.
The United States had an election this week. Maybe you've heard of it. That's right, this is a politics episode. @ItsPaulWarren from the "Let's Unpack That" podcast joins Joe on the podcast this week to discuss the election and talk about where the Republican party goes from here in a post-Trump world (24:10) and consequently, where the Democratic party will go from here after this election (54:15).
We're back! (Sorry about that break). We took a quick two week break but we are back for Halloween. Joe visited his friend Devon over the last weekend and sat down with her and her roommate Teresa to talk all things spooky. We discuss our best and worst Halloween costumes (10:13), our favorite Halloween stories (29:30), and our childhood Halloween traditions (55:00). We hope to not have another break like that (unannounced) for a while!
Erik and Andrew come back and join Joe for this week's episode. We discuss creative projects we're either working on or proud of (17:38), working out with video games and talk through some new games we're playing (49:15), and discuss the idea of a four day work week and what we'd do with more time in our lives (1:19:01).
We have two new faces (voices?) on this week's episode. Meg and Wren join Joe this week to discuss our favorite Fall/Halloween activities (15:31), our favorite character tropes in TV and movies (37:46), and our favorite TV shows we can watch over and over again (1:01:52).
Matt is back for another one-on-one episode (we promise we'll be back to the more traditional three person model next week). This week we discuss what kind of travelers we are and how we approach vacationing (15:15), we take a brief aside from this topic to talk about coffee (31:09) and but come back and wrap the topic up (40:22). We close the show talking about Covid (as is customary) and how it has affected our plans for 2020 (56:17).
We're back on the one-on-one podcast format (we've tested this a lot). Matt from our very first episode (and some others) comes back to catch up with Joe after 6 months of isolation. We catch up and talk through the moments we finally realized we were old (11:40) and what our dream side hustles are (35:56).
This week Hop Topic tries something new. We do our very first one-on-one episode. Joe catches up with his friend Aly to discuss... just about a million tangents. The topics for this one are too numerous to put in words, but we do go through a lot from the book "The Game of Desire" by Shan Boodram.
Devon and Marie are back for this week's... semi different episode of Hop Topic. Joe decides to drink any entire bottle of prosecco using his new Manmosa glass while we discuss our most embarrassing childhood stories (10:50), our thoughts on whether or not soul mates really exist (44:44 ), and our thoughts on first dates, and tips to survive them (1:00:49).
Erik and Andrew return this week to discuss the Playstation v Xbox console wars and what sides we're planning on choosing (if any) (6:18). We discuss Erik's new cat and pets we want to eventually get (31:55), and do a deep dive into how much danger we are comfortable having in our lives (47:25) on this week's Hop Topic.
Sam and Dan are back this week on the most cursed episode of Hop Topic ever. From recording to editing, this episode tried its absolute best to never see the light of day but here it is! Join us as we talk through movies we want to see from a different POV (11:30), our unexpected run-ins with famous people (26:34), and go through some questions from the subreddit "Too Afraid to Ask" (52:00).
Nigel and Tyler join us on this week's episode of Hop Topic where we discuss Nigel's decision to maybe, kinda, try to be vegan... one day (16:30), the hierarchy of curse words and our experiences "cussin'" (42:20), and finally things that tricked us on the internet (1:20:30).
Kelsey and Evan join us this week as we give a quick update to the death spiral the United States finds itself in with Covid-19 and what we've been doing since (7:52). We discuss the NFL and the changes to the newly crowned Washington Football Team (28:30). Then, I'm not gonna lie, we go well off the rails and just bullsh*t for the rest of the episode. We truly hope you enjoy it.
Andrew and Emily join us this week (mixing it up) to have... basically an intro topic. We fight through technical difficulties to talk through tattoo ideas (15:30), how much cancel culture is just enough (48:00), and our experiences with summer camps (1:24:20).
Andrew and Erik are back this week to discuss travel, past and future (11:50), our most expensive purchases (41:50), and video games we want to see on the Switch (both realistic or otherwise) (1:17:13).
Two newcomers join the show this week. Evan and Kelsey come on to discuss our favorite stuffed animals (11:05), our experiences with Florida and the magical world of Disney (38:50), and discuss some stress relieving techniques and journaling as we continue quarantining (1:10:40).
Tyler and newcomer Nigel join the show this week to discuss how our hobbies are changing over the years (7:25), recall our history with pets (49:43), and decide whether or not some people are a**holes (1:11:55).
This week we take a bit of a break from the usual show to talk through #BlackLivesMatter and breakdown the meaning behind the movement and what is going on in the world. We also decide to conclude with some light-hearted discussion about the prospects of being the first to colonize Mars (1:37:09).
Danielle and Joe welcome Olivia to her first ever episode! Join us as we discuss going on a "Break" (8:40), play a fun game of "ask the dietitian" to learn more about how Joe can be healthier (25:41), and how old is too old to be on Tik Tok (56:03).
Andrew and Erik join us again! This time we discuss how our spending habits have changed in quarantine (10:46), we choose what sense we'd be most okay with losing (49:18), and the differences between faiths (1:12:05).
Devon and Marie join us on this isolation-tastic, quaran-terific sophomore variety pack episode. We discuss how we've handled our mental health during the quarantine (2:55), Tinder & dating apps in the quarantine (25:55), and love languages (59:56).
Andrew and Erik return this week for a slightly late, extremely quarantined episode of Hop Topic. This week we catch up on how we've been affected by the quarantine (4:27), what we've been doing to stay sane while isolated (46:53), and the Nintendo phenomenon Animal Crossing (1:08:48).
On this week's Halloween-centric episode, Dan and Sam join Joe to discuss what scared us as children, movies/television that left a not so positive lasting impression, and our personal paranormal experiences.