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.

51 Party of Five

January 15, 2019Podcast

Party of Five is about five kids. One of them is Jack from Lost. One of them is named Claudia and one is named Julia but we call both of them Julia for most of the episode. Don’t worry about it. Jen makes some spot on Breakfast Club comparisons and Micah uncovers… something… we’re not sure what but we know Full House and JD Salinger are involved. Jen talks about Montana in this one too!