"I respect DEVO, but I do not understand DEVO" --Beth Scorzato
This week, depodvolution is real as we talk Akron art rock weirdos DEVO with Jason Luna (JasonLuna1vs100 on Youtube!)! We take a ride on the Human Highway as we go deep on one of the most interesting and bizarre bands to ever hit it big, how they were the perfect band for MTV, and how they've managed to keep what could have been a very one note idea sustainable for over four decades. Plus: Brandon takes an incredibly long walk for a DEVO pun and it is NOT WORTH THE TRIP.
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On this week's episode we're joined by the co-founder of Felon To Freeman and Vote Plan, Marquis Olison (@yogimarquis). Marquis shares the story of how he went from an aspiring comedian and improviser to running workshops for the Obama Campaign to eventually founding several community service organizations. We talk about how comedy and community organizing aren't THAT dissimilar, and how his experiences in the entertainment world were beneficial in the world of politics. Plus: Peter Falk is the Elvis of Romania?!?
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On this week's episode we become trouble youths in the 1950s as we talk pinball with actor Alex Vaughan (@ohno.alexvaughan, Delivery, Sketch That Tune)! We go from SoHo down to Brighton as we discuss the history and intricacies of this odd hybrid game, what makes a machine stand out in a pinball room, and how it feels to just CRUSH a table for the first time. This is also the episode where Brandon talks A LOT about Smokey and The Bandit 2, which if you haven't seen it is truly insane on a number of levels. There is sadly no Smokey and The Bandit 2 pinball machine, though a potential Smokey and The Bandit 3: Smokey IS The Bandit machine is discuss. Bally or Stern or whoever hit me up because I have some IDEAS.
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On this week's show, we crush our heads and go deep on legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall with the also legendary non-Canadian comedian and host Cozi Orlen (So so so many shows: Blackout Drunk, Scene Kids, the list goes on and on!) We get girl drink drunk on this surreal, hilarious and queer-forward comedy show and why it's still so important over three decades later. What waits for them on the seventh step as filming has begun on the new season of the show? We hope it's great! So sit back, relax, and put on your finest businessman trapping suit and pull up your gazebo as we take a journey with us back to 80s and 90s Toronto.
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On this week's show, we take to the final frontier....the SaGa Frontier, that is, as we're joined by Drew Davenport (Rules & Rolls podcast, @the_davenporter, @the_davenportersmemorycard) to talk one of the most influential and underrated 90s JRPGS. Seven stories! Seven heroes! Seven brides for seven brothers! This game certainly has two of those things! We barely scratch the surface of this massive, idiosyncratic game that was just rereleased on Nintendo Switch!
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On this week’s show we get lost in the multiversity as Alex Jarvis (@farcetiger) joins us to discuss the weird and wild world of Grant Morrison. Chaos magick! Superman! Time and space! We go deep on one of the most interesting minds in comics, and try to parse just what makes them such a singular voice. Plus: Brandon gets viscerally stressed out at the mere MENTION of Netflix’s The Circle. Plus Plus: Beth starts the show with a nuclear level burn from which we may never truly recover.
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Sing me, O Poet, of the Lizard Wizard, and how he became a king of not just men, but of gizzards same. On this week’s show, Sean Barry (Co-host of Radish, @thatseanbarry, @idiotechnica) guides us Virgil-like into the many, many layers upon layers that make up the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard experience. Does Brandon compare this Aussie psych outfit to Phish a ton? Yup. Does that surprise anyone? Nope!
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On this week's episode, we dive into the glitz, the glamour, the gall, the gallantry, the champagne wishes and CBD quinoa salad dreams as we discuss the city of lights, the city of brotherly love, the big muddy herself Los Angeles with the big muddy herself CK Kimball (Hey LA, Certified burlesque genius, @glitterpizzacat)! All joking aside LA is a very weird, very nuanced city that a lot of people have never really given a chance, and CK comes with an incredibly fresh, on-the-ground look at what makes this city truly special. Also, turns out, this is the episode with all of the follow-up jokes* about Snowpiercer...one thousand and one bits long...
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On this week’s show multimedia multi-hyphenate Vanessa Guerrero (@nesgritton, El Rey, Kicking and Screaming Podcast) joins us to talk YouTube food culture! We discuss the deep cultural nature of food, food as travel as content, and the slightly voyeuristic nature of some of these channels and presenters. Later, Vanessa and Brandon agree to buy a fuck ton of international potato chips (But hey if Lays Canada wanted to just SEND us some All Dressed Chips we wouldn’t complain, eh!). We then spend a significant amount of time listening to Brandon get very turned on while talking about the concept of automats.
Plus: Bill Walton plays the glockenspiel!
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NOTE: THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BEING PRESSED ON EXCLUSIVE “I THINK BLUE’D BE INTBLU IT” BLUE SWIRL VINYL WITH A MARSHMALLOW SWIRL AND CHOCOLATE BRANDONS AND IS LIMITED TO ONE COPY. NO PREORDERS OR KEEPSIES, NOT EVEN IF YOU ASK REALLY REALLY NICELY. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ON MONDAY, MAY 17th 2021 AS PART OF PODCAST STORE DAY, WHICH IS A THING I JUST MADE UP.
On this week’s show, you pod me right round baby right round as we talk vinyl records with Brannon Hoff (New Nintendo Podcast XL, @brnhoff). We (crate) dig deep on all the reasons why this format is so appealing to nerds and collectors, the benefits of vinyl versus streaming, and share some of our wettest and wildest record collecting stories. Plus: Brandon shares a story about Weezer being grumpy!
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