Right. It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to post a “Buffering …” Bonus Track!
This week we had two FIRST TIMERS! Shelby Lano and Jason Snyder joined Adam and myself in the Frank Oz Memorial Studio, and there was a definite synergy within the group as we chatted throughout the taping.
I’m gonna keep it short today and just point you right at the EPISODE PAGE, where you can find the MIC CHECK that has been posted today, as well as tomorrow’s NEW EPISODE!
It’s time to swing into everything we created this week! Obviously, Thursday’s are dedicated to Mic Check releases each week, but we can also tease that which occurred during Tuesday’s episode taping, like how we had Molly Kamph and Caity Shea Robertson on this week (Yes, we had posted a picture on our Twitter feed that we’d have Nick Johnson on this week, but he was called away at the last minute for work, and Caity was kind enough to sit in). So Adam and I had a great time with Molly and Caity, and everything got nice and abstract to get us from news story to news story before we got to Movie Bluff.
Make sure to listen all the way through this week’s episode, as we have our first ever “Buffering …” Celebrity News segment after the end theme.
Right. Enough stalling. It’s time to get you some Mic Checks. During this week’s Mic Check, we wandered all over the spectrum of abstract conversation, hitting upon dictators, Caity’s monkey daycare, and marsupials (as well as some of our dream marsupial hybrids). You can find it on this week’s EPISODE PAGE. Or by clicking HERE. Or HERE. So now I guess that answers why the fat orangutan has been watching you the entire time you’ve been reading. Enjoy!
We broke from tradition this week and removed the guest futon from the studio set up to see if we could find a better way to place our guests. Sure, we just changed to a few spare kitchen chairs, but we also covered them in fuzzy blankets so that it’d seem like they were lined with Muppet fur … which, as I write it, sounds a lot more horrifying than I had intended.
BUT we had a great time, despite the seating switcheroo, with Jake and Matt this week. Between the four of us, we worked with a vast collection of pop culture knowledge and happenstance experience to give us some great, and RANDOM conversations throughout the evening.
You’ll definitely catch this during the episode, which’ll be available tomorrow, but you can get your fix now by listening to this week’s Mic Check! The conversation started out discussing previous incarnations of, and memories linked to, AOL, and old-timey Internet, but, then it began to meander, as it does. Definitely keep an ear open for Cat Grandpa as you listen!
Here’s a link to the episode page so you can check back when the episode is released tomorrow!
OK, so I don’t really have a follow up for that headline, but it was an awesome show this week, as we had Wheels return for another appearance on the guest futon, but, in tow, he brought my sister Gooey with, to expose her to as much streaming media as he could.
And we three Whelans had fun hanging out with Adam in the Frank Oz Memorial Studio, and our conversations, as per usual, wandered all over the place. But for now, the MIC CHECK is available on the EPISODE PAGE.
In all actuality, I’ve already posted the episode itself, anticipating a busy Friday in the office and/or early escape to the Irish Fair in St. Paul, MN, but we’ll see who reads this far into the post before investigating the episode page.
Make sure to check out this week’s mic check, plus the episode, and we’ll see you next week for episode Forty Seven!
Right. So … sorry I’m late. I was on a business trip from Thursday until today, and my hotel had less than 1 Mbps Wi-Fi, so I didn’t have a good enough connection to successfully get everything on the site.
But … on the bright side, now you get everything at once! Now the episode is available (and should be available on iTunes and Stitcher shortly), plus both bonus tracks! You can check everything out by clicking here.
We had a fantastic time during this week’s episode, with two veterans on site to perpetuate the conversation in any direction we wanted to take it. It was really nice. In terms of priorities, you should definitely start with the Episode, then the Mic Check, then the Post-Episode bonus track. Do them in that order.
While you do that, I’m going to go finish unpacking my car so I can get access to the Spotted Cow I just picked up for the studio (we can call that an incentive to get our future guests riled up).
So it was another hot night in the Frank Oz Memorial Studio, much like this entire bizarre Midwest summer. So we took a stab at running a round of Build a Title around, but there was a bit of a struggle. THAT, and we started with a tough lead in. Try to guess what it is … hmmm … I wonder.
We chatted about some recent news, including Netflix’s returns, a new Redbox product coming soon, and a new Internet video series being featured on Crackle.
So all that stuff comes out tomorrow in the full episode, but now you can listen to the Mic Check! You can find it on this week’s episode page. We talk about TOYS! Well … TOYS and hobbies and things like that from our collective childhoods. A great time is had by all.
Wanted to start off by saying, no, this is not a negative Mic Check week. Well … it is, but it’s moreso Dan, Adam, and guests Jenn and Curtis, dealing with crazy dreams and bad luck. So they hate stuff, or their brains hate them, but either way, two talk about one topic, while the others go with door number two.
Well, that’s spelled out enough. Otherwise, we had a great show this week. You definitely need to stop back on Saturday to check out the Post Episode Conversation track. It’s just about an hour in itself, but it totally could have been a part of the episode, if you wanted to struggle through two hours. I mean … you wouldn’t struggle since you love the show, right? I’m just worried about your phone’s battery … or something.
It’s true. The band Chumbawamba is no more. The group officially split this week, reminding everyone once more of a simpler time where we learned that, if you get knocked down, you should get back up again, and nothing can keep you down. Makes sense coming from self-proclaimed anarchists. But I digress.
Adam and I had a great time this week with returning guests Emily Dyess and Andrew Nelson, where we broke this news to everyone. No more new Chumbawamba singles. To bridge that to a Mic Check, I had everyone talk about their favorite words, based on their phonetics. But that’s not all, right Billy Mays?
That’s right. Before we got the Mic Check under way, we also had a great pre-episode conversation where we just let the recording program run as we discussed a mess of stuff, including the acquisition of Nerdist Industries by Legendary Entertainment, and the new rules that will be included in the new versions of Scrabble that will be released soon. As a part of the Nerdist discussion, I also introduced everyone to “Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling”, which is available on YouTube (and there’s a link on the episode page).