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I Never Saw That

January 19, 2018I Never Saw That

In 1994, Jen was sent to a “therapeutic boarding school” in The Middle of Nowhere, Montana. (She had some issues.) That meant a lot of things, but one is that Jen missed two full years of popular culture when she was 16-18 years old. Join Jen and her husband Micah and revisit your old faves as they travel back to the mid-90s to watch, listen to, and talk about what Jen missed.

Listen to our first episode to understand what this podcast is about and why we’re time traveling back to the mid-90s.

61 Family Challenge

April 8, 2019Podcast

CW: Suicide, depression, anxiety

This episode is challenging for a variety of reasons, but we also make each other laugh a lot and we are joined at the beginning by a very special guest: Sadie! She helps us explore the little-known family obstacle course game show, Family Challenge! A lot of thought went into this one, folks.

Listen to the beginning to hear Sadie, listen to the end to hear Jen get real about mental health, and listen to the middle for laughs, but whatever you do, do not watch Family Challenge. Under no circumstances should you search for “Family Challenge Flynn vs. Miller” on that popular video website on the internets. This is not one of those times where we mean you should really watch it as we’re saying not to. We’re not winking. Really don’t watch it. Please.

60 Beverly Hills 90210

April 1, 2019Podcast

Yep. We’re flipping the script this week and watching something Micah never saw: Beverly Hills 90210. Micah doesn’t give a hoot about this show, but Jen loved it before she left for Montana and she missed seasons 5 and 6. So, naturally, we watched a few episodes from season 1 and the season 5 premiere and finale. If that sounds very confusing, it was! But this podcast episode is not confusing and very easy to follow — we hope. Enjoy!

RIP Luke Perry

59 Chris Ballew of The Presidents

March 18, 2019Podcast

We had the honor of speaking with Chris Ballew for this week’s episode! If you don’t know who Chris Ballew is, I will tell you: He is the lead singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist for The Presidents of the United States of America (the band), whose hugely successful and relentlessly fun debut album came out in 1995, so jen missed it. 

We talked with Chris about this album, his time as a member of Beck’s band, that time he almost killed Madonna’s dog, the real story behind the song “Peaches,” and of course his new career as a family musician, which was really always his career if you think about it. 

Come listen to our local Seattle legend, Chris Ballew!!

Warning: The music clips are loud in this one. Because that’s how they’re properly heard! Deal with it!

And check out Chris’ newer work as Caspar Babypants here!

58 James’ Playlist Side B

March 11, 2019Podcast

Our friend and podcasting enthusiast James Anderson invited himself onto our show to do a playlist back when we first started this thing, so we figured we would let him come on so he would get off our asses about it already.

I am of course joking. Last week we listened to Side A and this week we finish up with Side B of James’ Playlist!

57 James’ Playlist Side A

March 4, 2019Podcast

Our friend and podcasting enthusiast James Anderson invited himself onto our show to do a playlist back when we first started this thing, so we figured we would let him come on so he would get off our asses about it already.

I am of course joking. We had a blast, aside from that time he made us listen to Blues Traveler.

Come along as we dissect some of James’ favorite songs from the ’90s!

55 Bogus

February 18, 2019Podcast

What can we say about 1996’s “Bogus” that hasn’t already been said by film industry veterans?

“The undisputed biggest smash hit, oui oui, of 1996*, bonjour, because of the charm of a certain Frenchman”– Gerard Depardieu

“Award-nominated** performance”– Whoopi Goldberg

“Did you see how fucking cute that kid was? JESUS that’s a cute fuckin’ kid”– Haley Joel Osment

“Did you see Nancy Travis’s boobs?”– Nancy Travis

One of us mostly enjoyed this movie and one of us was a dick about it. You’ll have to listen to find out who was who!

* This has been disputed. This movie had a budget of $25,000,000 and it raked in $4,000,000.

**the award was a Razzie.

54 Desperado

February 11, 2019Podcast

Why don’t you come to your senses and listen to this episode about 1995’s Desperado, starring the sexiest pair of humans there ever was: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. There’s a lot of blood! And laughs! And guitars! And sexiness! Plus jen enlightens the world with some profound* proverbs and micah shares a brilliant** theory about this movie. 

Jen also shares a little about what’s been happening in the Montana part of her life since our last episode.

*they are not

**it is not

53 Montana and Johnny Mnemonic

January 28, 2019Podcast

This episode has two parts, which is why it’s longer than usual. Part one is Jen talking in depth about Montana, and she even finally says the name of the school and the headmaster out loud! This is the equivalent of saying Voldemort’s name out loud!

CW: This part addresses suicide, trauma, and abuse. If you’re not up for that, skip ahead about 30 minutes for Johnny Mnemonic, which is the silliest episode we’ve done in a while. We’re bringing you both sides of the spectrum with this one, and we really hope you’ll join us.

52 Tank Girl

January 21, 2019Podcast

We try to keep our episodes to an hour or less but this one is our 52nd episode and we just left PodCon so we had some gushing to do at the end.

Tank Girl. Girl Power. Fuck abusive men. Stand up for each other. Dress men in muppet costumes. Wait, what?

Lastly, Micah raps in this one. Sort of.