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The TodCast (with Eric!)

The TodCast (with Eric!)

By Todd Hersey
Todd and Eric talk about topics that occur to them, sometimes on Todd's drive to or from work. You can talk back via @CastTod on Twitter or TodCastPodCast@gmail.com!
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Collecting Vinyl
Record collecting is the the Hersey genes:  Their father had an impressive collection and his sons follow in this footsteps. Listen as they discuss: Their memories of dad's collection How the Hersey boys obtain their records The "system" of what they plan to acquire What is next "target"? Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
35:52
August 17, 2022
Hot and Cold, North and South, East and West
The Hersey boys review their personal experiences with extremes in temperature and geography. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:37
August 10, 2022
Hersey Hobby Wagon: Pizza in the Glove Box edition
As a special treat, sister Crystal joins the Hersey boys in the hobby wagon!  Listen as she: Breaks tradition and grabs a memory from somewhere that is not the back of the wagon Takes us on a walk down memory lane of the Ohio Valley pizzas of our past... ...many of which are sadly no longer in business. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
43:35
August 03, 2022
Pointless Debates: Is a Lap an Illusion?
The Hersey boys "disagree" as to the realities of certain leg positions... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
24:41
July 27, 2022
Self Indulgent Audio Biography, Ch. 5
In what Eric refers to as the "Behind the Music" episode, wherein we hear of Todd's "downfall" to the dark side.  Listen as Todd tells the tale of: How changes in his church and school led to eye opening experiences How he came to play Dungeons & Dragons How the "Devil's music" came into his life Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
32:31
July 20, 2022
Summer Reading Program
After years of being accused of being "the reader", Todd turns the tables and asks Eric about books.  Find out: What Eric reads What Todd reads The excuses that both Hersey boys kick out as to why they don't read more... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
32:45
July 13, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, pt VI
We wrap the series with discussions of: How much we loved it How it made us emotional Questions as to Reva's motives (and future...) Props to all involved, especially the effects and sound engineers Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
40:09
July 06, 2022
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: July Holidays
We wanted to double drop this week, both to give the non-Star Wars fans a break and also to squeeze this in before too much of the month had passed...so Todd skimped on the editing.  We still think you'll enjoy it, despite all the "ums", "uhs", and "ya knows". Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
49:19
July 06, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, pt V
This week, the Hersey boys tackle the penultimate episode of the series, discussing: The many ways in which Vader is a badass Droid design Wild speculation on what the finale will hold Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
31:05
June 29, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, pt IV
As we get ever closer to the finale, the Hersey boys are here to guide you... spoiler-style!  We discuss the episode and get side tracked on things like: The droids in the intro sequence Who owns what vehicles and ships The no one can be surprised by the "big reveals" of The Empire Strikes Back or The Return of the Jedi The foolishness of the engineer that designed the Inquisitor's underwater sections Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
34:58
June 22, 2022
Quilted Kilts of T Shirts
After a post-recording conversation the Hersey boys had regarding jean jackets, they expand on the topic by discussing articles of which they have fond memories. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
31:44
June 15, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, pt III
The Hersey boys are at it again, this time touching upon: Droids in the opening sequence Todd's issues with Vader's appearance How one can be critical without having their "childhood ruined" Aurebesh Easter eggs Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
40:25
June 15, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, pt I and II
Another Disney+ Star Wars series? Another season of Spoiling Star Wars!  This time, the Hersey boys discuss the first two episodes of the ne Kenobi series, discussing: Where and what is the Outer Rim?   Use of an astrogation computer The fate of the Padawans in the opening scene (and why there should have been a warning) Todd declares that he needs to learn Aurebesh Eric has new GIFs for the Kenobi-bot Inquisitors, Dark Jedi, and the Sith Enjoy! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
57:40
June 08, 2022
June Holidays
As we start the month, the Hersey boys want to make sure that our listeners are up to date on all the important holidays in June.  Listen as we celebrate with discussions of: How Todd eats more turkey than your average person How to be aware of Audiobooks The difference between Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett Trolling via celebrity birthdays As an added bonus, we declared June to be National TodCast Month. Because, apparently you can do that... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
48:16
June 01, 2022
Animal Encounters
The Hersey boys use a pack of campfire cards to determine a topic!  Listen as we discuss: Raccoon stalkers Mythical Moose Animals worth calling out to your family Uptown Fox (and Downtown Fox) Stick around post-credits to hear the boys (once again) drag Star Wars into the conversation... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
44:12
May 25, 2022
Self Indulgent Audio Biography, Ch. 4
We pick up the Tale of Todd in his middle school/junior high era.  It is a time of: New schools Playground evangelism Yo-Yo proficiency The calm before the storm... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
29:47
May 18, 2022
Hersey Hobby Wagon: Board Games
Todd digs into the back of the wagon to unearth some precious memories in the form of cardboard rectangles and plastic cubes.  The Hersey boys discuss their history with board games and invite you along for the ride! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
40:19
May 11, 2022
May the Fourth be with You!
It is May the fourth, so of course the Hersey boys are going to have a Star Wars party!  Who is on the guest list?  Listen and find out! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:26
May 04, 2022
Hersey Hurts
The Hersey boys are getting old...and feeling it! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
20:56
April 27, 2022
Apps & Zerts
Hey!  Want to hear the Hersey boys discuss appetizers and desserts?  Well...you're in luck!   (Note: no inferences should be made regarding the situation of discussing food and the release date of this episode.) Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
36:00
April 20, 2022
Names (or: The Rise and Fall of "Todd")
The conversation begins with a callback to a local Martins Ferry historical museum and turns into a deep dive into names.  Listen as we discuss: the Sedgwick House Museum How most Todds are jerks How the popularity of the name has waned over time Eric's scheme to bring it back Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
38:35
April 13, 2022
Pointless Debates: The Oxford Comma
The Hersey boys start the debate with a debate about the debate, then carry on to a discussion of the Oxford Comma. Warning: the executive producer has broken our podcast with this topic.  Listen at your own risk. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
25:24
April 06, 2022
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Birthday Disney Zodiac Trading Cards
It's is Todd's birthday, but not for a very exciting year, so instead the Hersey boys talk about Disney, the Chinese Zodiac, and how Eric once had trading cards for a war... As it was the birthday week (and since Todd does all the editing and couldn't be bothered) this episode is presented raw, as it was recorded.  Enjoy all of those "ums", "uhs", and "ya knows". Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
33:01
March 30, 2022
March Madness: Journey to the Temple of Ncaa!
It's March Madness and that can mean only one thing: that the Hersey boys are going to fill out their brackets in the most ridiculous way possible! This year, we are mashing up college basketball with the tropes of the classic fantasy role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons.  Each team will advance based on their experience, overland travel, combat, stealth, and wits.  To the victor goes the spoils of the Dragon of Ncaa! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
34:43
March 23, 2022
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Ed Sheeran's Wax Workouts
Just a bit of early morning conversation with the Hersey boys, discussing: The need to get back on our grind Ed Sheeran (as a workout soundtrack) What the hell is a "stone"? Spoilers for season two of Jessica Jones What do you do with a portrait? How cool would it be to have a wax likeness? Call and Oates (719-26-OATES) Gaming the SEO world for Todd's Benefit Note that this is a Raw/Unplugged episode, so the audio may be a bit wonky in places... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
32:39
March 16, 2022
Hersey Hobby Wagon: Trading Cards
It is Eric's turn behind the wheel of the Hobby Wagon as we think back to our days of collecting trading cards.  One of the Hersey boys collected Star Wars cards...the other sports cards...can you guess which is which? Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:41
March 09, 2022
Self Indulgent Audio Biography, Ch. 3
We pick up in the life of Todd to discuss the early years from Kindergarten to about the sixth or seventh grade.  Hear how Todd lost his faith in humanity, how he caught the fire bug, and how he broke up with a friend. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
36:38
March 02, 2022
Travelling Food
Eric poses a question about what kind of food choices we make while out and about in the world. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
24:23
February 23, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, In the Name of Honor
The Hersey boys discuss the finale!  Listen as we rejoice in rancor riding, give praise to the Twi'lek we keep referring to simply as "Apologies", and pitch the Max Rebo/Alf mashup you never knew you wanted!  Join us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
35:08
February 16, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, From the Desert Comes a Stranger
The Hersey boys discuss the latest installment, marveling in the CGI, praising Dave Filoni, and even sharing our feelings like real men.   Join us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
42:43
February 09, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, The Return of the Mandalorian
The Hersey boys discuss the return of a favorite character, ringworlds, bulldogs, and cult behavior.  Join us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
33:36
February 02, 2022
Groundhog Day Fitness Goals
The Hersey boys have been reliving the same scenario over and over, trying to figure out how to slim down and be healthy...and failing...kind of like Groundhog Day.  Listen as they discuss: How long they have been doing fitness tracking What has worked (and mostly what has not) The tale of the orange and/or banana shaped men they hope to become Their new competition to break the loop Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com The Hersey boys have been reliving the same scenario over and over, trying to figure out how to slim down and be healthy...and failing...kind of like Groundhog Day.  Listen as they discuss: How long they have been doing fitness tracking What has worked (and mostly what has not) The tale of the orange and/or banana shaped men they hope to become Their new competition to break the loop Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
01:25:04
February 02, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, The Gathering Storm
The Hersey boys finally get to see a Wookie rip an arm off!  They discuss the ridiculous (and pointless)  notion of whining about a ship name, speculate on Boba's future hiring process, and revel in the Kenner-toys-made-real spectacle that is The Book of Boba Fett.   Join us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
37:60
January 26, 2022
Hersey Hobby Wagon: Lego
The Hersey boys think back on a toy that they can both agree is one of the best: Lego! Thoughts of their first bricks The joys of creation from scratch and imagination as youths The therapeutic value of building (and taking them apart) as adults Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
29:22
January 26, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, The Streets of Mos Espa
The Hersey boys talk about chapter three, which shows us a rancor, does not show us anyone tearing off arms, and gives Eric a reason to introduce the "manbaby scale".   Join us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
41:35
January 19, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, The Tribes of Tatooine
The Hersey boys talk about chapter two, Ithorian speech patterns, whether we will see some arms actually get ripped off after all this time, and Hutt litter engineering.  Join us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
43:41
January 12, 2022
Pointless Debates: Pencils vs Pens
Today's debate comes to us from listener (and sister) Crystal:  which is better, a pencil or a pen? Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
32:44
January 12, 2022
Spoiling Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, Stranger in a Strange Land
Disney+ has given us fresh Star Wars content, so the Hersey boys are here to chat about it!  Listen as we discuss the care and maintenance of your favorite clone, Tusken fashion, and creatures that remind us of the Clash of the Titans! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
44:10
January 05, 2022
Wrapping 2021 in Sunlight
Yet again, the Hersey brothers find themselves trying to solve a problem that on one asked them to.  And of course, they do so in the most ridiculous way imaginable. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
31:21
December 29, 2021
The War of Christmas
Not the War ON Christmas...but a battle royale in the classic TodCast tradition of matching things up in a bracket and having them face off under ridiculous circumstances!  The competitors?  The gifts from the Twelve Days of Christmas.  And since 12 items do not quite fill out a proper bracket, executive producer Abby has provided us with four additional (PG-13) days/contestants! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
37:54
December 22, 2021
Pointless Debate(-ish): Die Hard as a Christmas Movie
You've all heard the arguments regarding whether or not the original Die Hard movie should (or should not) be considered to be a Christmas film.  In this episode, rather than have the argument among themselves, the Hersey boys discuss the pros and cons of each approach, in the hopes that we can help YOU when you are engaged in this particular pointless debate. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
25:08
December 15, 2021
Schwa-co Tacos
The Hersey boys touch base on their Apple watch competition, discuss the unaccented vowel symbol, and Eric's quest for the elusive Choco Taco. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
34:10
December 08, 2021
Clipvember: Random Morning Conversations
In November, we aired a series of "clip shows", where Todd collected all the out takes, b-roll, and side conversations...and rolled them into a show.  We had more clips than we could use that month, so we've spilled over into December!   Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:04
December 01, 2021
Clipvember: Stories and Todsplaining
We continue November's "clip shows", where Todd collects all the out takes, b-roll, and side conversations...and rolls them into a show.  Today's episode's theme is: stories that never made it to "real" shows and examples of Professor Todd taking a swing at a few topics. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:34
November 24, 2021
Clipvember: Crazy Things We Think About
We continue November's "clip shows", where Todd collects all the out takes, b-roll, and side conversations...and rolls them into a show.  Today's episode's theme is: wacky shit that the Hersey boys think of when their minds are allowed to wander. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:12
November 17, 2021
Clipvember: Collections and Collecting
We continue November's "clip shows", where Todd collects all the out takes, b-roll, and side conversations...and rolls them into a show.  Today's episode's theme is (as the title suggests): Things that the Hersey boys collect (or avoid collecting). Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
26:16
November 10, 2021
Clipvember: No Dull Pencils!
We kick off November with a series of "clip shows", where Todd collects all the out takes, b-roll, and side conversations...and rolls them into a show.  Today's episode's theme is: writing implements and Bullet Journals. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
22:34
November 03, 2021
Hersey Hobby Wagon: Magazines
Eric reaches into the back of the wagon and retrieves some of his old wrestling magazines.  Listen to the Hersey boys discuss: The death of print media (particularly where nudity is concerned) Todd's college-era collages Eric's professional wrestling magazines/reference works Todd's gaming magazines The Georgia Wrestling Championship (and its defense in Wheeling, WV) Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:26
October 27, 2021
Pointless Debates: Manual vs Automatic Transmissions
As the Hersey boys work their way through the final four "Envelopes of Doom" containing debate topics, they "grind it 'til they find it". Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
25:56
October 20, 2021
A Proper Three Year Retrospective
After receiving some feedback from our executive producer regarding the brevity of the "Three Year Anniversary" episode, the boys dig in a little deeper on the show's past...
42:56
October 13, 2021
Three Years!?!
Eric and Todd commemorate the three year anniversary of the TodCast!
03:07
October 11, 2021
It's Birthday Season!
Because Todd just can't stop assigning "seasons" to everything, it has been declared Birthday Season.  The Hersey boys expand on this concept with: Discussing why there are so many birthdays this time of year Thinking back to memories of birthdays in the past The cost of cupcakes Finally, we want to wish a very happy birthday to our executive producer (and Todd's wife) Abby! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
27:18
October 06, 2021
Decoration Time?
As "spooky season" approaches, Eric hits Todd with an age-old question:  when is it too soon to start with the holiday decor?  The Hersey boys roll through the calendar to determine when put 'em up and when to take 'em down for each season or holiday.   Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
38:57
September 29, 2021
Self Indulgent Audio Biography, Ch. 2
We pick up in the life of Todd at (or around) the four year mark, detailing his early years in Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
28:47
September 22, 2021
Hersey Hobby Wagon: Magic the Gathering
Todd retrieves a single card from the back of the wagon and tells its tale, an epic fantasy in collectible card games. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
32:06
September 15, 2021
Spoiling Star Wars: Luke Sandplanet and Obi Wan Kenobi
Todd has been working on a miniature painting project, which has him considering the wisdom of "old Ben"...and of course he has to bring Eric in on the conversation.  Listen as they discuss: Breaking the 4th wall How lousy of a father Darth Vader was What Todd would have done and said when he first met Luke (if he were Obi Wan) While this episode does not specifically cover a particular movie or show, we bounce around the whole saga enough for it to count...so be warned: spoilers abound! And for those who are curious, we actually HAVE discussed the Kenobibot before and you can find it here: https://anchor.fm/todd8/episodes/Trollin-with-the-KenobiBot-ecn3bs Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
31:42
September 08, 2021
Pointless Debates: Miracle Whip vs Mayo
Which is better, Miracle Whip or mayonnaise? Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
20:60
September 01, 2021
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Back to School
It's the first day of school for Eric's young ones...so of course Todd thinks it would be a great idea to force a recording session during the preparation and logistics...
28:31
August 25, 2021
The Herseys go to Hershey PA
Eric took his family to the town of Hershey Pennsylvania and gives his brother Todd a travel report (since Todd has never been).  Listen as he tells us about what the "S" in Milton S. Hershey is for (you'll be surprised).  He also gives his thoughts on: The Hershey Museum Hershey Park Hershey Gardens Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
37:26
August 18, 2021
Self Indulgent Audio Biography, Todd's Origin Story
Todd has talked about himself on this podcast before (some might say a lot) but most of those tales are in the older episodes, which suffer from at least three major issues: Poor audio quality No editing (i.e. lots of "ums" and "uhs" and more "ya knows" than we care to count) A total lack of Eric's presence Eric has decided that it is high time that we correct these problems.  And rather that edit out the evil (and dub Eric in) we've decided to re-record some of the tales, starting at the beginning and with Eric playing emcee.  We hope you enjoy the first of the series. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
25:56
August 11, 2021
Spontaneous Piano Talk
Eric finds himself with a new instrument in his home, so the Hersey boys talk instruments and music for a while, including: How the piano came to be at his house What instruments our family members can play What the boys wish they knew how to play Todd issues the "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" challenge to the listeners Connect with the TodCast! (and send your Iron Butterfly covers too) Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
30:35
August 04, 2021
Get Back to Work!
A lot has changed over the course of the last year or so.  A lot more is going to change again, as many of us head back into our offices after a long stretch of working from home.  The Hersey brothers take a look on the bright side of returning to the office: The pros and cons of the commute The personal connections with your peers Collaboration and teamwork Technological advantages Mentorship and training Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
38:10
July 28, 2021
Thrills at Kennywood Park
The Hersey brothers think back to their times at the Kennywood amusement park, discussing: What Kennywood is (for those who have not heard of it) How long it had been around  Wooden coasters A mini quiz for Todd on Pittsburgh sports teams Carnival games FRIES! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
29:45
July 21, 2021
Hersey Hobby Wagon: VHS
The boy reach into the back seat of the hobby wagon and pull out a whole tote of ancient VHS tapes. Listen as they rewind the years and discuss: Renting VCRs Library pirates Favorite films If you are interested in checking out some of the items we mentioned on YouTube, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqaRlYpzPZM&list=PLKCZ0lHkWNBt3LU0JI0022bFIAa-Kv5Q7 Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
40:31
July 14, 2021
Pointless Debates: Pineapple on Pizza
The age-old classic conundrum...do you put pineapple on pizza or not?  Todd and Eric share their opposing views... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
23:24
July 07, 2021
From Point A to Point B: The Hersey Brothers Learn to Drive
The Hersey brothers discuss how they got their driver's licenses and their histories behind the wheel. If you have a car (and possibly a license), you can travel to: Biloxi, Mississippi or St. Clairsville, Ohio (to get your license) from St. Petersburg, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia (while learning how to drive a stick) from Martins Ferry, Ohio to Weirton, West Virginia (to defend your tag team championship belt)  Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
33:45
June 30, 2021
The Hersey Hobby Wagon: Kenner Star Wars Action Figures
The Hersey boys dig in to the back of their father's ancient station wagon and unearth some of their most cherished toys (and memories).  Listen as they discuss: When and how they got their first little guys A brief history of the figures and their impact on the toy world What a terrible idea it would be for either of them to decide to collect their pasts The eventual fate of the figures (prior to their miraculous reemergence in the Hobby Wagon) Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
40:06
June 23, 2021
The Flight of the Dodge Omni
Eric had a dream, tells Todd about it, and the Hersey boys spiral off into the sky with the concepts: How Todd's internal GPS is convenience store based Flying cars (and the hazards of flight) Teleportation and the impact of such Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Find out what Eric has been up to in the world of websites and SEO at erichersey.com
43:07
June 16, 2021
Graduation Season
Tis the season...for folks to celebrate the end of the school year.  The Hersey boys think back to their experiences with grad parties and inadvertently create a new summer holiday... Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
29:57
June 09, 2021
Pointless Debates: Over or Under?
Welcome to what our Executive Producer apparently wants to be "Potty Talk with Todd and Eric"... The never-ending debate rolls on:  How should one put the toilet paper roll on the dispenser?  Listen to hear the Hersey boys hash it out! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
22:55
June 02, 2021
Habitica: Character Building
Todd and Eric continue their series on the habit building and getting-stuff-done tool known as Habitica!  This time, they delve into the avatar and character that you make to participate in the gamification of accomplishing your real life goals! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
52:28
May 26, 2021
Don't Call It "Velcro" (with Special Guest Abby)
The Hersey boys are joined by one of their executive producers to discuss something called "genericide".  Abby gives the boys a pop quiz, plays us a commercial, and discusses why it can be a bad thing to refer to things by the brand name all the time. For those who want to see the commercials: First ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRi8LptvFZY Second ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLWMQLMiTPk Note that this episode is NOT actually sponsored by Velcro. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
43:05
May 19, 2021
The Hersey Hobby Wagon: Rollerblades
It is Eric's turn to dig into the treasure trove in the back of the wagon, and he has unearthed his well-worn Rollerblades!  Listen to the Hersey boys as they roll down memory lane and discuss: Were they actually Rollerblades, or just in-line skates? Their background and experience with skating Hockey talk! Strap on your helmet and join us! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
31:31
May 12, 2021
Cinco de Mama!
As this episode is releasing on May 5th and with Mothers' Day right around the corner, the Hersey boys bring you: Come Cinco de Mayo trivia (courtesy of Wikipedia) The "P. Diddy" origin story* Mom's signature look Memories of crafts and games with Ma We want to give a shout out to ALL of the moms out there! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
36:56
May 05, 2021
Spoiling Star Wars: Ewoks, The Battle for Endor
This week, the Hersey boys tackle the second installment of the made-for-TV (and now available-on-Disney+) Ewok movies.  Listen as they discuss: Whether these are (or should be) canon Language concerns  Bracelets and backstory Marauders and Magic Wilford Brimley! "Nub nub" it up with us in this episode! Connect with the TodCast: Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
35:12
April 28, 2021
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Coffee Talk and Reunion Schemes
Todd and Eric chat just about every morning, often with the recorder running.  Some of those conversations are planned episodes that come you you here on the TodCast.  Others are just chit-chat or logistics for the show (which you wouldn't be interested in).  Then there are conversations that were not originally planned to be shows, but were good conversation that we thought you might enjoy.  This is one of those episodes. Note: Because this was not "planned" you will hear background noises and such from the Hersey boys going about their normal morning routines while they chat.  We tried to minimize these in the edit, but there's only so much that can be done... Brew up a cup and enjoy! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
41:49
April 21, 2021
The Hersey Hobby Wagon: Comic Books
The Hersey boys dig out a couple of "long boxes" from the back of the wagon and reminisce about what our grandma used to call Todd's "funny books".  Hear about: Todd's history of comic collecting (and loss) A minor history of Star Wars comics How he keeps his comics in decent condition Eric's tales of sneaking into Todd's collection in his youth Comics are for everyone and this episode is for YOU! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
32:43
April 14, 2021
Pointless Debates: Postal Edition
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these debaters from the swift completion of their appointed nonsense. Cueing from a listener-provided prompt, the Hersey boys fuse form and function, then argue about it for your listening pleasure. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
29:11
April 07, 2021
Spoiling Star Wars: The Ewok Adventure (Caravan of Courage)
Todd and Eric have always planned to review (and spoil) the two made-for-TV Ewok movies based on their re-watch from the ancestral VHS archives.  But the announcement that the films would be made available on Disney+ pushed up our schedule accordingly. Though it should be obvious from the title:  SPOILERS!  You might want to wait to see the show when it releases before listening to this one.  (or don't, we are not the bosses of you.)  Listen as the Hersey boys: Reminisce on previous viewings and memories (or lack thereof) Compare and contrast this with the Star Wars theatrical releases, the children's made-for-TV specials of the day, and sadly, the Holiday Special Discuss this (award winning) program's special effects While we may not have loved it per se, we still enjoyed it and hope you will too. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
34:31
March 31, 2021
Behind the Scenes at the TodCast
Take a peek at the men behind the curtain in this episode, where we discuss: Todd's lack of time to do edits Eric's clever plan to circumvent this issue The process of TodCasting for the Hersey boys Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
37:47
March 24, 2021
Game Designs
It's a fairly well known fact that Todd loves games.  Eric is known for fooling around at work to make things fun for his people.   Listen to find out: Why Todd decided to make his own game The role a Beyoncé concert played in his game design The games Eric has created or converted for his friends and co-workers If you want to see Todd's game, check out: Green Dungeon (and also check out the Green Box of Games for print-and-play components) Let the good times roll in this episode! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
28:09
March 20, 2021
Music Ranked! and the TodCast
In this extremely "meta" episode, the Hersey boys talk about the evolution of both the TodCast and the Music Ranked! initiative. Listen to the guys discuss: What has (or hasn't) been working for the TodCast How Music Ranked! started and where it is going Changes to the release schedule Improvements for the future Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Learn more about Music Ranked!
30:19
March 17, 2021
Habitica: Getting Your Game On (and Your Stuff Done)
Todd and Eric have previously discussed the game-changing tool known as Habitica (back in the early days, when we had no structure, notes, or editing).  We revisit the tool to share with the world this fantastic website/app to help you achieve your goals in a fun, RPG-gamified way! You can find it at https://habitica.com/ Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
37:17
March 13, 2021
Talking Fortnite with Hunter!
Todd's nephew Hunter subs in for Eric as we discuss the online sensation known as Fortnite.  From this podcast, you will learn: That Todd knows nothing about the game That Hunter knows a LOT There is more plot and story to this game than you might think So much so, that Hunter issues a "brain damage" warning Buckle up! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
01:07:52
March 10, 2021
Winter Fun Times
Since it has been so cold and snowy this year, the Hersey boys discuss the local weather.  Listen to their tales of: Sledding (and how Todd has very few memories of such) Losing Han Solo The mixed bliss of school delays or closings Put on a heavy coat and join in on the fun! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email!
39:12
March 06, 2021
T&E Unplugged: Rock Band
In the pre-cast chatter prior to recording the Music Ranked episode about Nirvana, Todd and Eric go down memory lane discussing the video games Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and other such musical fun times.  We thought you might enjoy it. Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Learn more about Music Ranked!
17:20
March 03, 2021
Nirvana: Music Ranked!
 The Hersey boys discuss one of the grandfathers of grunge: Nirvana.  We chat about: Where Todd first discovered the group Eric's general disdain for feedback and noise in music The group's punk-ish roots (and how it breaks Eric's algorithm) Fun times in Eric's old call center job Shout outs to John Wyatt Edgar and Tori Amos Throw on some flannel and rock out with us! Connect with the TodCast! Check out our website at: https://todcastpodcast.com/ On Twitter: @CastTod and/or @EricHersey On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/todcastpodcast/ Send us your ideas via the website or email! Learn more about Music Ranked!
36:02
March 03, 2021
Spoiling Star Wars: Solo
As they come to the end of the line in live-action Star Wars motion pictures, the Hersey boys dive in to Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Highlights include: Discussion of release schedules and how the movie makers shot themselves in the foot on this one The excellent portrayals of the cast in embodying the characters Maul! Qi'ra's role in the endgame and their interpretations Blast into hyperspace with us in this episode!
53:37
February 27, 2021
Pointless Debates: Shower Edition
We don't want to spoil the reveal from the Envelopes of Doom by giving the exact topic here, but let's just say that Executive Producer Abby (and her sidekick Lilly) really gave us a doozy.  Let's just say: Eric argues for freedom Todd argues for hygiene Both brothers advocate for (or against) certain shower activities Give a listen and let us know your thoughts on the topic on Twitter @CastTod!
26:13
February 24, 2021
The Hersey Hobby Wagon: Nintendo
The Hersey boys take another trip in the station wagon, going down memory lane to the pivotal game console of their youth: the mighty Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES).  Listen to them chat about: A brief history of the NES How the Herseys were late adopters (and why) Space games involving Easter Island heads Ceramic store Star Wars Tecmo Super Bowl Get your 8-bit fun in this episode!
35:32
February 20, 2021
R.E.M.: Music Ranked!
Continuing the trend of discussing bands that were in Eric's top 30 yet were not on Todd's list at all, the boys discuss the music and impact of R.E.M.  
31:03
February 17, 2021
Getting Healthy with the Hersey Boys
While it is a bit late to be making "resolutions" to improve their health, there's no time like the present to get started.  The brothers talk health and fitness, covering things such as: The difference between a resolution and a goal Why Todd is fat The mechanics of Eric's treadmill shock The ways in which Eric is like a sportsball player (and ways that he is not) Get your heart rate up with this episode!
29:11
February 13, 2021
SportsBowl 2021
Todd keeps the tradition alive of hosting his post Super Bowl show, which rarely has more than a tangential connection to the sport.  Listen to he and his brother discuss: Who Todd did root for (back when he gave a hoot)  The first game Eric watched this year The hassles of commissionership How to balance the roster (of your friends) So crack open a cold one and dive into the nachos, this is the podcast of the season!
33:44
February 10, 2021
iTunes Smart Playlists
While Spotify may dominate the world of streaming music, there are still plenty of folk who rely on iTunes to manage their personal collections of music that they own.  Todd and Eric discuss one of iTunes' built in tools that can help to build playlists automatically so that you can get the most out of your collection.  They answer the following: What is a smart playlist? Why would you want to make one? How do you use this tool? Whether you want to intelligently manage what music syncs to your phone or to make a "best of" playlist, the Hersey boys are here to help you make it happen.
33:28
February 06, 2021
The Eagles (band): Music Ranked!
They started in the number 22 slot on Eric's original 2007 list (and were strangely absent from Todd's list).  Eric explains how this group skyrocketed to his top ten!  The Hersey boys discuss the band's origins, their legacy, and how they top the records for album sales.
30:34
February 03, 2021
Spoiling Star Wars: Rogue One
The Hersey boys carry on the Spoiling Star Wars series by discussing the first stand-alone film:  Rogue One.  Listen to hear: Do the boys think that having a non-Skywalker film is a good thing? What did they think of the CGI in the film? Who was their favorite character?
30:55
January 30, 2021
Pointless Debates: Google vs Bing
Once more from the Envelopes of Doom comes a topic that is perhaps not so pointless to Eric (the professional SEO guy):  Google vs Bing. Listen to hear the Hersey brothers hash out: Which is the better engine for searches? Is being the "biggest" make you the "best"? Is there something to be said for sticking with "the little guy"? Give a listen and give YOUR opinion on Twitter @CastTod!
25:16
January 27, 2021
Introducing The Hersey Hobby Wagon: RPGs
In this episode, the Hersey boys introduce a new recurring segment for the TodCast: The Hersey Hobby Wagon!  Eric has found our father's ancient station wagon used in our youth, loaded with all of the objects and memories of toys, games, and hobbies from our past.  Each month, we will dig through the back seat, unearth an artifact, and discuss our hobbies from yesteryear (and today). On this trip in the wagon, Eric pulls out a dusty book from Todd's youth.  Listen to hear them discuss: How did Todd get into role playing games (RPGs)? What is an RPG and how do they work? How long does it take to learn to play? What kinds of games exist? Come, join us for a ride on The Hersey Hobby Wagon!
43:17
January 23, 2021
Jethro Tull: Music Ranked!
Enjoy prog rock with a little bit of flute?  Not sure if we can help you there.  Enjoy prog rock with a LOT of flute? We may have a recommendation for you! Ranking at number 21 on Eric's 2007 list, the Hersey boys discuss the melodic majesty of the group Jethro Tull.  They talk a bit about their history and albums, the difficulties of objectively ranking songs, and how sometimes life can align to make certain songs a soundtrack to life's events. Be sure to head over to musicranked.com to check out Eric's podcast and documentary recommendations.
37:31
January 20, 2021
TodCast Listener Q&A
The Hersey boys tackle the big questions, sent in by the listeners.  Send your questions for the fellas at todcastpodcast.com!  
35:30
January 16, 2021
WW84, Soul, Movies, and Streaming
Todd gives a scathing review of Wonder Woman 84, the Hersey brothers discuss the new Pixar release Soul, which turns into a longer conversation regarding the nature of modern film consumption and the future of cinema.
42:45
January 13, 2021
Saving the New Year
We aren't rescuing the new year, but offering some helpful tips on how to save some cold, hard cash.  
32:12
January 09, 2021
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Music Ranked!
Coming in at #20 on Eric's original list and #34 on Todd's, the Hersey boys discuss Creedence Clearwater Revival (or CCR for most folks).  Despite not knowing what a Creedence is nor why it's clear waters needed a revival, they have some fun discussing these swamp rock legends and their music. Be sure to head over to musicranked.com for more info and to tap into Eric's research!
37:05
January 06, 2021
2021: The Year in Review
We are starting off the new year (and season 5) with a review of the past year....before it happens.   Why discuss what has obviously been a crap year when we can discuss something awesome like the what we hope the new year will be? If you enjoyed our 4th of July parade episode, you will love this one!
34:20
January 02, 2021
Pointless Debates: Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?
Another pull from the debate topic "envelopes of doom" brings us this age-old conundrum...is a hot dog a sandwich?  Things get so heated before the break that you can hear the sirens in the background! Be sure to head over to Twitter @CastTod to vote in the polls to weigh in with your opinions!
29:20
December 30, 2020
"Spoiling" the Star Wars Holiday Special (with Eric and special guest Abby)
With something as universally recognized as horrible, perhaps "spoiling" isn't the right term... But the Hersey brothers are joined by their executive producer Abby to discuss the program nonetheless.   Join them as they explore the horror that was somehow a Star Wars show in the form of a variety program, yet failed miserably to perform well on either front.
40:42
December 26, 2020
The TodCast Holiday Special 2020
The Hersey boys reminisce about holiday memories, past and present.  Candy, cookies, and talks about trees melt into discussions of how a particular troll-job turned into a treasured tradition.
37:16
December 22, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 16/Season 2 Finale
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more! We felt this chapter was so good, we went directly from watching it to recording this show!  We talk about not only the show itself, but speculate as to the future of the series (and the many other series to come).   WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this  show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched  it, listen to this later!
46:45
December 19, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 15
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more! In this episode, we go deep into the weeds with Stormtrooper helmet operations and the cost of thermal detonators, which all ties back to an appreciation of the world building that the folks at West End Games did for the Star Wars universe when creating the original SW Role Playing Game.  We also chat about Mayfield's character arc and how well Pedro Pascal played his helmet-less scenes. WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this  show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched  it, listen to this later!
37:52
December 19, 2020
Cake (the band): Music Ranked!
The Hersey boys take another break from the usual countdown to consider one of Todd's top 10:  the unique musical stylings of the band Cake. They discuss not just the music, but also how hard it is to find information on the band, odd things Todd had done to his hair for a Cake show, and the possibility of tree giveaways... For more info, you can always head over to musicranked.com to see Eric's notes!
26:39
December 16, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 14
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more! We finally get to see one of our favorites from our childhood be as badass as we imagined him to be, so the boys talk about it at length.  Eric speculates on the availability of refills for jetpack rockets, Todd revels in being right for the first time on one of his predictions, and they both hypothesize as to what the future holds. Note from Todd:  I falsely identify this as chapter 13 in my intro, but rest assured we are discussing Chapter 14: The Tragedy in this episode.  Sorry about that. WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched it, listen to this later!
28:45
December 12, 2020
Richard Marx: Music Ranked!
Today, the Hersey boys delve in on an artist that was played in heavy rotation by our father.  We aren't exactly sure why Bill Hersey was such a fan, though we do speculate a bit on that topic.  While this music is typically not Todd's cup of tea, we can understand why Eric "Soft Rock" Hersey enjoys it so much. We also discuss a scandal.  Not a scandal that Mr. Marx was involved with, but rather one that is Eric was a part of on his behalf....listen to the episode for the details! You can learn more and access Eric's notes over at musicranked.com.
36:06
December 09, 2020
Brainstorming for Holiday events over Zoom
The traditional holiday festivities (known as Herseyfest) are on hold this year due to the pandemic.  However, that is not going to stop us from planning a special event over some form of remote conferencing method!  We figured that since we were discussing it anyway, there might be a tidbit or two that the listeners might enjoy or benefit from, so we recorded it and are dropping it as a bonus Raw/Unplugged episode. If you have feedback or ideas to share, head over to the todcastpodcast.com web site and let us know!
42:42
December 05, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 13
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more! Another fan favorite makes her live action debut in this week's chapter and the Hersey boys are here to talk about it.  Another fan favorite's name is dropped, and Todd helps to explain why this is significant as well. WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched it, listen to this later!
38:26
December 05, 2020
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Time
The Hersey brothers discuss how weird time is in general and especially in a time of pandemic self isolation.
14:50
December 05, 2020
The TodCast Clip Show!
Over the course of the last year or so, Todd has accumulated a bunch of outtakes, bloopers, and other "b-roll" type clips that he has saved from the cutting room floor.  In this episode, the Hersey brothers assemble them into an episode, reminiscent of the clip shows you remember from the sitcoms of your youth.
47:14
December 02, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 12
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more! This week, the boys revel in the splendor of the Carl Weathers-directed episode.  We go off on tangents regarding: Navarro civics, cookie theft(s), safety regulations in the Empire, and proper labelling of electronics for optimum operational efficiency.  WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched it, listen to this later!
39:14
November 28, 2020
The Guess Who: Music Ranked!
Can you Guess Who Todd and Eric are discussing in this episode?  That old joke is remembered fondly by both brothers as originating with our father  from car trips in the past, and they both own up to re-using it on their children.  The classics never die. They also discuss the Canadian classic rock group, The Guess Who.  Todd tells a tale of how even among the Satanic panic and the "rock is evil" days this band was considered acceptable.  Eric recalls how his first memories of the band are tied to proofs of purchase converting into free compact discs. You can learn more over at musicranked.com
22:26
November 25, 2020
Turkey Talk!
Eric and his daughter are on deck to make the family turkey for this year's Thanksgiving dinner, so Eric taps into the veteran roasting skills of his brother Todd for tips and tricks. A turkey day bonus episode for all!
37:59
November 25, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 11
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more!   In this episode, they discuss the sorry state of the Razor Crest (which sidelines into a weird discussion of Post-Empire economics in the Star Wars universe).  They share thoughts and wild speculation about Mando's newfound friends as well. WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched it, listen to this later!
34:03
November 21, 2020
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Todd is Not a Sports Guy
A quick side conversation the boys had where Eric pokes fun of Todd's lack of sports knowledge.
18:26
November 21, 2020
The Hersey Brothers Battle the Bosses
Imagine if you will a side scrolling platformer, but instead of plumbers you have brothers who work in IT, and instead of rescuing a princess from a weird turtle monster, they are recording a podcast despite obstacles put in their way by random noises and small children. Now imagine if those brothers talked about all of those things...
21:12
November 18, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 10
The Hersey brothers discuss the second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian once more!  They chat about the creatures of the galaxy, Todd explains interstellar policing, and they both share their feelings on the "food" concern that has lit the internet on fire. WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched it, listen to this later!
39:33
November 14, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 9
The second season of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian is here!  The Hersey brothers discuss the show, their thoughts on those who go out of their way to spoil things without warning, and speculate on what might happen next. WARNING:  In case the episode title was not self-explanatory: this show contains spoilers for the Mandalorian.  If you have not yet watched it, listen to this later!
49:51
November 14, 2020
The Doors: Music Ranked!
The Hersey boys discuss a group that ranks highly on both their lists: The Doors.  Coming in at number 8 on Todd's list and moving from 18 to 9 on Eric's, they chat about Jim Morrison and the rest of the group, including a discussion as to whether "An American Prayer" should count in the rankings as the Doors (or not). You can also hear about how Todd had to sneak around to obtain (and listen) to rock and roll in his youth.
27:54
November 11, 2020
T-n-E Raw/Unplugged: Memories and Phobias
Todd and Eric talk almost every day and most of it is being recorded in hopes that it will make good content.  In some cases, there are good conversations that take place before or after we start the "actual" episode, which we'd like to share. Unfortunately, in many of those cases there is often extra background noise or other distractions....but we present some of those conversations for you in a new type of episode that we're calling "T-n-E Raw" or "Unplugged" depending on which Hersey you ask. Today's conversation relates to early childhood memories and phobias that the Hersey boys are trying to overcome.
41:06
November 07, 2020
Babysitting
Eric springs a topic on Todd without any preparation: babysitting.  Eric has never hired a (non-family) person to watch his young ones, so he turns to Todd for advice. If you wanted to hear two middle age, middle class white guys share their tips, tricks, and opinions on child care...this is the podcast for you! 
37:20
November 04, 2020
A TodCast Halloween Special
The Hersey boys prepare for All Hallows Eve, discuss their traditions (or lack thereof), and strategize for the distribution of treats.
38:18
October 31, 2020
Queen (the band): Music Ranked!
Music Ranked gets the royal treatment as Eric and Todd discuss Queen, Freddie Mercury, and the band that is so much more than just a Wayne's World sound bite.  From a 45 that Todd played in his room as a youth to the recent biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the Hersey brothers go down memory lane to a rockin' soundtrack.
21:31
October 28, 2020
Paul is Dead?
Eric explains the famous "Paul is Dead" conspiracy to Todd.  Short version: back in the day there were folk who believed that Paul McCartney (of the Beatles) had perished in an automobile accident and was replaced with a double. Eric shared his insights (including a shocking revelation of a JFK-like production that he created) and Todd inserted backwards messages while he did the edits.
29:09
October 24, 2020
Donut or Doughnut?
The Hersey boys start the morning with ring-shaped sweet treats this time.  They discuss what is and what is not a doughnut (or donut) and share tales of eating competitions before they veer way off course (as they always do). There is much corporate name-dropping that takes place.  It'd be a real shame if any of those brands were to decide to suddenly sponsor us...
29:51
October 21, 2020
Pumpkins: Spice or Smash?
Eric throws Todd a curveball appropriate to the season:  Pumpkin Spice season.  They talk about some spicy music up front, take a turn into seasonings, move on to gourd-based artistry, then circle back around to music again. Come along for both body positivity AND teenage hijinks in this seasonal episode of spicy fun!
34:12
October 17, 2020
Bad Company: Music Ranked!
When it comes to classic rock, you really can't get more "classic rock" than Bad Company...or at least the Hersey brothers believe.  Todd and Eric discuss the band, their favorite songs, and how playing the drums looks easy but is not. This episode is brought to you not only by our sponsors, but also the early morning crickets and a local train. For more information (about the band Bad Company, not the crickets), head over to musicranked.com!
24:04
October 14, 2020
Spontaneous Social Media Planning
The Hersey brothers rise and shine with a discussion of social media:  how Todd interacts with it and how Eric plans for it.  Peek behind the curtain of the podcast's posting priorities. Caution:  listeners are warned of a discussion of hot dog races that ended in a scenario that required medical attention for one of the participants.
36:57
October 10, 2020
Podcast Player App Review
Time for another MT Cast and the topic today (though a bit meta) is one that we hope you enjoy:  finding the perfect app to play your favorite podcasts.  Todd and Eric have downloaded a whole bunch of podcast players and given them a test drive.  They share their results and Eric even gets fancy and hands out letter grades! You can read more in-depth info and see Eric's stats over at EricHersey.com
47:26
October 07, 2020
The #SwapMyLife Challenge, with Lauren Hersey
Today, we swap out Herseys as Lauren subs in for Eric to talk about her #swapmylife challenge.  She and Todd discuss some little things that they have changed in their lives and the tremendous impact they have had to make life better. For more information, you can go to StrongFemaleBoss.com
38:15
October 03, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: The Last Jedi
In keeping with the theme of "why do things in order", the Hersey brothers complete their discussions on the Skywalker Saga films with a discussion of the next-to-last film.  They do this because they started the series with the Rise of Skywalker (back in February, when that film was still in theaters). They wrap things up by addressing not only the controversies, but also highlighting many of the things this film did very well!
33:37
October 03, 2020
Music Ranked! America (the band)
Todd and Eric discuss the band America.  It turns out that it is difficult to search (or research) a group with such a common term as their band name who also did not have a lot of controversy or drama... After the break, Eric pitches a music video concept for Sister Golden Hair and there is absolutely no discussion of piracy after the credits.  Remember, piracy is wrong and illegal, which is why the Hersey brothers only acquire their music via legal and responsible means. For (a teensy bit of) more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
30:56
September 30, 2020
Pointless Debates: Do Audio Books "Count" as Reading?
This morning's draw from the stack of debate envelopes provides a prompt that is shockingly apt for the Hersey brothers as Todd and Eric had discussed the topic very briefly earlier in the week.  The prompt in question: Should listening to audio books "count" as having read the book?   The boys have their debate and after the break, we bring you the (earlier) conversation about books, shelves, and all things reading.   Once you've listened, head over to Twitter and vote in the poll @CastTod to weigh in on who you think should win the debate!
38:44
September 26, 2020
Meta, Music, and Trolling Me
In another classic rambling morning conversation among the Hersey brothers, they talk a bit about the music that they listen to and of course get a bit dorky with the metadata.  The conversation turns to how sharing any streaming service with one's family can taint the algorithms, which leads to a tale of how Eric has intentionally used this for his devious trolling purposes. After the break, Todd confronts Eric on what he is certain is a classic troll job...which of course, Eric denies with fervor.  Judge for yourself after listening.
44:04
September 23, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: The Force Awakens
Todd and Eric begin their discussions of the "sequel" trilogy in the Skywalker Saga!  They discuss the things they liked, the things that seem to have gotten some of the old school purists upset, and how what really matters are the memories that they made enjoying the film with their families.
37:57
September 19, 2020
Music Ranked! Bon Jovi
The Hersey boys grow out their hair and party like it's the mid-80's in this edition of Music Ranked, discussing the 13th group on the original list: Mr. Jon Bon Jovi and his crew.  They discuss the group's "hair band" heyday and how they've mellowed out (and gone a little Western) as time has passed. For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
30:12
September 16, 2020
Recycling Redemption
Have you ever listened to the TodCast and thought, "I wonder what it would be like if Todd and Eric actually discussed something and had the facts to back it up?" Well, long time listener (and de facto executive producer) Abby has.  She has done her homework and joined the Hersey boys to provide some clarifications on their recent "Paper or Plastic" episode in regards to recycling and sustainability. She even gives us her sources: Adam Ruins Going Green (Adam Ruins Everything, Tru TV) Plastic Wars (Frontline, PBS) Everything Americans think they know about recycling is probably wrong (Erin Bilba, NBC News) The Litter Myth (Throughline, NPR) Focusing on how individuals can stop climate change is very convenient for corporations (Morten Fibieger Byskov, Fast Company) Compostable Worse Than Plastic? (Ecolunchboxes.com, interview with Céline Jennison, the founder of Plastic Tides) How Postwar Ads Got Us Hooked On ‘Disposable’ Single-Use Plastic (XiaoZhi Lim, Huffington Post)
42:16
September 12, 2020
Checks and Musicals
The conversation begins with a random chat on the use of checks (physical pieces of paper that represent money in your account, for the younger listeners).  Somehow, that segued into a discussion of old timey "saloon music", which somehow shifted into a discussion of musical theater.  It all makes sense if you listen, I promise. Note that on several occasions, Todd angers the Skype gods with his vocal distaste of Back to the Future III, which Skype punishes with audio clipping.
50:56
September 12, 2020
Paper Or Plastic
What starts with Eric discussing the state of one of his many Disney cups (from one of his many trips to the park) evolves into a conversation of recycling, environmental impacts, and what can be done to minimize the damage that we are all doing.  Note that this is not a pointless debate, as the health of our planet is certainly not a pointless topic.   Todd also goes on a side rant about Kroger's Clicklist situation but dials it back in light of the pandemic situation we now live in. There are references to the use of Frozen themed plates as part of Todd's bachelor's party, so brace yourselves for that.
43:19
September 09, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: Revenge of the Sith
At the time of its release, the tagline was "The Saga is Complete"...which we now know not to be the case since they released six more feature films after this one. Todd and Eric reminisce on their thoughts of the final chapter in the prequel trilogy, recalling both fond memories and personal critiques that they held at the time as well as how those perceptions have changed over time.
51:12
September 05, 2020
Music Ranked! Elton John
Todd and Eric discuss memories both joyous and horrific regarding the  Muppet show as their mutual first contact with Sir Elton John.  We dive into his music, partnership with Bernie Taupin, and how we remember and enjoy his music over the years. For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
33:09
September 02, 2020
Google It!
Todd and Eric discuss the means by which they have tried to be self-sufficient, focusing mainly on the magic of finding out how to do something (or anything) by Googling whatever it was they needed to know. 
32:04
August 29, 2020
Nostalgia and Nonsense
Todd and Eric stroll down memory lane, discussing the aesthetic of their childhood homes' decor, but only after extensive discussions of facial hair and call center contests.  Afterwards, they take a sharp turn into discussions of both jigsaw puzzles and organizing image files.  
55:17
August 26, 2020
Get Your Kicks... on Episode 66
Todd and Eric did not have a topic predetermined for today, so Todd forced one out of Eric spontaneously.  Witness the spectacle of Eric telling of his nocturnal YouTube habits, which spawns into a conversation about Route 66. Warning:  There are two instances where Todd goes into "Professor Makes-Things-Up-As-He-Goes"...purely for your enjoyment and NOT for your education. Note:  it is honestly a pure coincidence that this episode is the 66th of the season, this was not planned at all.
32:08
August 22, 2020
Music Ranked! Phil Collins
Todd and Eric return to Eric's original list to discuss Phil Collins.  Possibly best known for his time as the front man for Genesis, we instead discuss his solo career. Among other things, we fail to be able to place Mr. Collins within a specific genre, discuss his stint as an actor, and invoke a widening spiral of exchanged trivia that ends a bit shaken (and not stirred). For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
36:44
August 19, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: Attack of the Clones
Eric and Todd deep-dive into the middle movie of the prequel era and determine that they like this a lot more than they remember.  The prequels have something of a bad reputation and the Hersey boys prefer to focus on the good bits.  The notable exceptions being that Todd is less than happy with the dialog in some spots....and don't get Eric started on droid sportsball!  
43:04
August 15, 2020
Cancel Culture
It seems like almost every time you get on Twitter, someone is getting "cancelled".  Todd does some minor mansplaining before the Hersey boys discuss this phenomenon.  They each give their hot (and/or lukewarm) takes on how they feel about cancelling someone, when it is appropriate, and if there can be redemption.
48:03
August 12, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: The Phantom Menace
Todd and Eric tackle the fourth film, which is the first in the saga.  The podcast begins (much as the film does) with a discussion of who owns what and the state of the franchise.  Find out what Eric dislikes even more than Jar Jar...
39:15
August 08, 2020
Music Ranked! Tool (the band)
Coming on the heels of our discussion of softer rock, Todd and Eric switch it up by turning to the darker (and heavier) side of rock with Tool.  This group was not on Eric's original 2007 list, but the brothers decided that they'd do a bit of a "palate cleanse" and talk about one of the top bands from Todd's list. Eric has done his homework and researched the group via podcasts and videos.  Todd shows up and shares his memories... So not entirely unlike the situation for previous Music Ranked episodes after all. For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
50:33
August 05, 2020
Pointless Debates: Pop vs Soda
From the Envelopes of Doom (courteously provided by our Executive Producer Abby) comes the next topic of debate:  Pop vs. Soda.  What follows is one of the shortest debates the Hersey brothers have provided thus far. After the break, they discuss their logic in more detail.  Spoiler warning: we prefer that you listen to the first half (the actual debate), then vote in the Twitter poll @CastTod, then proceed in listening to the remainder of the episode.  Thank you for your participation!
30:19
August 01, 2020
Moving to the Big City!
Eric has bought a new home for his family in Wheeling, West Virginia.  He discusses the trials of the move with his brother Todd.  Turns out that while Todd has changed locations with some frequency in his past...he's not done much actual "moving" in the traditional sense.  As such (and as we've come to expect) Todd shares what little wisdom he can, even if it is only a very minor geography lesson.
38:01
July 29, 2020
Online Learning (with special guest Abby)
A trio of Herseys converge to discuss online learning resources such as Lynda, LinkedIn, Team Treehouse, Udemy, and SkillShare.  Todd has some experience as an occasional student, Eric brings his long term learning experiences to the table, and Abby shares her wisdom as both a student and as an instructor. You can find more of Eric's thoughts on the topic here: https://erichersey.com/learning-from-home/ You can find Abby's courses here (and get free trial access to the platform): http://www.abbyhersey.com/classes
51:28
July 25, 2020
Music Ranked! Chicago (the band)
As much as we both love Illinois, this podcast is not about the city, but the band.  Formerly known as The Chicago Transit Authority (back when their music was more akin to classic rock), they quickly changed their name to simply be Chicago.   Eric shows his softer side, sharing his love for the power ballad soft rockers that the band evolved into.  For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
41:45
July 22, 2020
Play Doh Life Hacks (or, the Return of the MT Cast)
Todd finds notes regarding the Hersey boys' original podcast team-up idea: the MT Cast (as in Multi Tasking).  Here, you can gain insights into how little Todd actually knows about Play Doh as well as how he covers for his missteps on conference calls.  A little something for everyone!
34:54
July 18, 2020
Snooze Wrestling Shirts
Todd and Eric start their morning "boot up" routine with some conversation about alarm clocks, wrestling, robots, and free shirts.  About midway through, Todd realizes that this could be a TodCast (luckily, he was already recording).  We hope you find it entertaining!
36:40
July 15, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: Return of the Jedi
We spoil the 3rd Star Wars film released, which is the 6th in the series, and generally agreed to be our 2nd favorite of the original trilogy (which was released 1st, but is the 2nd set of three).  Makes sense, right? Warning: this podcast contains references to nudity.
42:15
July 11, 2020
Music Ranked! Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young)
The Hersey boys talk about one of the first rock and roll supergroups (as far as they know, anyway): Crosby, Stills, and Nash.  They also discuss CSNY and how these four artist mix-n-matched their way to musical glory.  As always, Eric brings the research, Todd brings the snide remarks. For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
43:50
July 08, 2020
The 4th of July Parade
As many denizens of the United States of America celebrate the nation's Independence Day, some are bound to enjoy a parade.  Todd and Eric spontaneously design the parade of their dreams and ask you to come along for the (fairly ridiculous) ride. There is NO bonus content after the usual outro.  You should definitely not stick around to hear them continue the conversation, or you'll be late to the cook out.
01:09:47
July 04, 2020
Pointless Debates: Hair Care
Pulling another debate topic from the envelopes of doom, the Hersey brothers delve into the realm of personal grooming.
34:26
July 01, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
The Hersey brothers dive deep into Episode V.  Tiny green wizards, bounty hunters, and the pros and cons of the special editions are discussed at length. Link to Kenner Toy ad YouTube video Eric refers to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJY709chKLw
54:21
June 27, 2020
Music Ranked! Pink Floyd
We are of the opinion that Pink Floyd, while awesome overall, are really more or less three different bands:  the early years (with Syd Barrett), the “middle” years (with Roger Waters), and the later years (with David Gilmour at the helm).  We like all three and talk about the band, their albums and songs, and their legacy. Relevant links to the Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz mash-up discussed: Wikipedia article: Dark Side of Rainbow YouTube version with the sync done for you: Dark Side of the Oz For more info about Pink Floyd, Eric's research, and other ranking related content, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
01:02:28
June 24, 2020
The League of Nothing (with John Wyatt Edgar)
Eric brings along a special guest:  John Wyatt Edgar (of Dubpoints fame) to explain his latest competition, The League of Nothing.  He tells us what it is, how it works, and how to join in on the fun!  For more info, head to: https://www.facebook.com/TheLeagueOfNothing/ and http://www.leagueofnothing.com/
31:25
June 22, 2020
Father's Day Tribute to William "Bill" Hersey
It's Father's Day.  Todd is a father, Eric is a father...but in this episode they mostly talk about their dad.  Bill Hersey passed on far too soon;  his boys share stories from their youth about the gentle giant that helped shape them into the men that they've become. You can read Eric's article here: https://erichersey.com/creating-bill-hersey-digital-footprint/
55:50
June 20, 2020
The Dangers of Youth
Todd is once again inspired by a random prompt on Twitter, this time drawing Eric into the madness.  The concept?  A discussion of dangerous things that we did as children that we would not let our young people do these days.
43:44
June 17, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Todd steps away from his usual shenanigans to address some very real problems that need to be addressed, primarily that racism and police brutality are destroying our fellow humans, particularly Black ones. Each of us needs to do our part to stop it.  Everyone is welcome to listen and share, but this is mostly directed to other white folks.  Silence equals consent and we can not continue to be silent. Below are some links that I hope you will find helpful, both for vital information and as a place for you to direct your support: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ What white people can do for racial justice How to help Black Lives Matter, Protesters, and Equality Initiatives
40:44
June 14, 2020
Spoiling Star Wars with Eric - Star Wars: A New Hope
Todd and Eric go back to the original and dive deep into their memories to cover the classic.  Let's face it though, none of this should really be a spoiler to anyone.  Todd proves his dork level by recalling the names and backstories for cantina denizens and young Miles makes his presence known as only a three year old can.
40:01
June 13, 2020
Music Ranked! Simon and Garfunkel
Coming in at #7 (in 2007) on Eric's list, we discuss the classic folk duo Simon and Garfunkel.  Eric draws on his memories of the group while growing up while Todd is (unsurprisingly) ignorant. For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
40:43
June 10, 2020
Eric's TodCast PSA
For those who might be new here, Eric gives some guidance.
00:37
June 08, 2020
What IS a Trailer?
Todd and Eric discuss what a trailer for the TodCast would be like.
01:18
June 08, 2020
Living Through the Satanic Panic
Todd and Eric reminisce about the 80's-90's cultural phenomenon that is referred to as "the Satanic Panic", a time when just about anything that people opposed was linked to the devil as an excuse to condemn it.   The Hersey boys recall how certain shows were strictly forbidden for reasons that make so sense to them (then OR now):  The Simpsons, Married with Children, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to name a few.  They share their "rock and roll is the devil's music" stories before Todd discusses his experiences trying to enjoy role playing games (like Dungeons and Dragons) in a time of evangelical persecution. 
42:31
June 06, 2020
School's Out!
The young ones are now officially out of school (as opposed to the not in school as a result of COVID).  The Hersey brothers discuss the lack of Spring Break in their youth...which is a thing their kids get to enjoy.  That morphs into a discussion of snow days and then on to:  what happens when a young person has the sniffles in a post-pandemic school year?
34:59
June 03, 2020
Podcasts, Social Media, and Communication (with Special Guest Lauren!)
Lauren asks Todd about the origins of the TodCast, how he got started, and why he does it.  They proceed to discuss the social media and how it impacts communication in modern times.
40:41
May 30, 2020
Music Ranked! The Moody Blues
Coming in at number six on Eric's original list in 2007, the Hersey brothers discuss the Moody Blues.  They sure do seem to like Days of Future Passed...  We pre-apologize for the audio quality on this one, but we suspect that the regular listeners are accustomed to this. :) For more info, head on over to the Music Ranked! website.
33:27
May 27, 2020
Patreons of the Arts
Todd and Eric talk about supporting creators via Patreon and Kickstarter and discuss the varied states of their own miscellaneous side projects as well. Be sure to check out https://strongfemaleboss.com/ and https://www.coloryourownadventure.com/ to see the projects that our wives have actually turned into reality (unlike some of the nonsense that Eric and Todd have attempted).
27:49
May 23, 2020
Pointless Debates: Flip the Switch!
Todd and Eric spar verbally once more on a topic drawn at random from the sealed envelopes.  The