In this our 131st episode of the Braingasm Podcast we talk about what it means to be a great artist in an increasingly splintered cultural environment.
We began as we do every week by making fun of the name “Dick Trickle”.
After that we talked about the filming of Ben’s upcoming comedy DVD. Funny stories were told, tidbits were teased, behind the scenes dramas were exposed. It was a real E! True Hollywood Story.
After that we talked about the genius of Semisonic, the tragic story of “Creep”, and Cesca finally heard “The Air That I Breathe” by the Hollies. This all culminated in a very heady discussion of what it means to be an artist, and the responsibility that an artist has to his or her audience. Also Ben hates Modest Mouse.
This was a fun, free-for-all type episode. Look forward to our new format which will be all Flappy Bird all the time.
In this our 130th (we did it) episode of the Braingasm Podcast girls get all up on our goth swag.
We began as we do every week by saying “episode 130. We did it”
After that we had a fairly lengthy music discussion. Ben revealed his newfound love for My Chemical Romance. Cesca SQUEE’D a lot. We also talked about the acceptable time in one’s life to be goth. Created a new vacation destination. Simultaneously praised and disparaged Fall Out Boy. Lots of good, wholesome family fun.
After that we closed a chapter in our Doctor Who discussions. I’m not going to say what happened as it’s a spoiler. Suffice it to say that Ben was not happy. We discussed Asylum of the Daleks through Angels Take Manhattan. If you haven’t watched those episodes then steer clear.
This was a fun 130th (we did it) episode of the Braingasm Podcast, or as it will now be known “The Braingasm Podcast (Is a Show Where Ben and Cesca Talk About a Bunch of Cool Crap and Just Generally Chit Chat. It’s Pretty Good. If You Like Podcasts Like This Where It’s Just About Talking and Hanging Out, As Opposed To Ones Where They Have a More Specific Topic and Format I Think That You’ll Definitely Enjoy It. We Did It)”. TBP (IASWBACTAABOCCAJGCC.IPG.IYLPLTWIJATAHOAOTOWTHAMSTAFITTYDEIWDI) for short. That’s our Fall Out Boy Title.
In this our 129th episode of the Braingasm Podcast we
We began as we always do by claiming the streak is alive.
We then transitioned to talking about Ben’s psychological self manipulation when it comes to his run training. This transitioned into a discussion of the wonders and weirdness of the winter Olympics.
After that we grabbed a cold duff, and kicked back on the monorail in our discussion of The Simpsons. Lots of simpson topics were discussed including favourite episodes, favourite characters, how the show has changed over the years, and whether we would ever want it to end.
This was a fun episode, and has induced Ben’s relapse. So we killed two birds with one bent bb gun barrel.
In this our 128th episode of the Braingasm Podcast we game the system.
We began as we do every week with Ben declaring it the special Valentines Day episode.
After that we discussed our mutual ambivalence towards both the pro-Valentines Day people, and the Anti-Valentines Day people. This segued majestically into a discussion of Simpsons Tapped Out. We talked about the recent update, and Ben hinted at a way to increase your supply of a certain baked good currency (hint hint).
After that we briefly touched on the Flappy Bird saga before diving head first into a discussion of Civilization V. Throughout the course of this discussion Ben’s addiction to the game became more and more apparent, making the entire discussion progressively sadder. Cesca also intimidated the audience into playing the Rockstar game Bully.
From this we segued into our semi-regular Doctor Who check-in. We discussed the last two episodes of series 6, and the Christmas special. If you have not watched these episodes then be aware that spoilers abound.
In this very celebratory episode of the Braingasm Podcast we give a hand to a friend, before taking it right back and then some. If you haven’t guessed Zack is back in black, but not like Shaq. That would be wack.
We began as we do every week with our unconscious guest recovering from the chloroform they were given.
After that we discussed what Zack has been up to since we last heard from him. We talked about being a comedian in Toronto as opposed to being a comedian in Niagara. We followed that up with a discussion of the fact that people think all comedians are crazy (in which we largely confirmed their suspicion).
After that we talked about movies! We discussed Academy Award nominees, Ben’s growing disillusion with geek cinema, Films we didn’t see and likely never will, We also had a small but efficient discussion of television.
…and then we cut Zack’s arm off. That was fun. Here’s hoping we get to do it again for episode 254. Until then keep on rocking in the free world!