Monday, December 11, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 34: Metalocalypse - "Dethmas"


Our holiday marathon continues as we rock our way into the more recent past to discuss the Metalocalypse Christmas episode, "Dethmas", a very special Christmas episode that plays like a greatest hits of previous TV Christmas specials, but with a coked-up half-naked clown thrown in. This may also be one of our more divisive episodes yet, as one of our hosts quite likes this, while another...does not.

So finished up your Bed, Bath & Beyond shopping spree, then download and listen here, rate & review us on iTunes or listen via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. You can follow the show on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and email us via avsepodcast@gmail.com.

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.


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Monday, December 4, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 33: Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse


Today's secret word is "podcast" (Ah! Podcast! Ahhhh!), as we kickoff our 2017 holiday programming by reviewing 1988's "Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse", in which Pee Wee hosts a bevy of special guests at his titular Playhouse to celebrate Christmas, from Charo to Whoopi Goldberg to Magic Johnson, and learns an important lesson (several times) about the spirit of the season. Join us as we talk fruitcakes, the Dickensian toiling of Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon, just who the heck Dinah Shore is. 

So turn on Computery, login to Internety and plug in Headphony, then download and listen here, rate & review us on iTunes or listen via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. You can follow the show on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and email us via avsepodcast@gmail.com.

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.


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Monday, November 27, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 32: The Star Wars Extravaganza!


Presenting a very special Very Special Episode, in which four nerds put Star Wars - from the dizzying highs of the binary sunset & dramatic paternal declarations to the lowest Jar Jar Binks-ian lows - on trial.

For the Defense, one die hard Star Wars uber-fan & apologist (Austin). For the Prosecution, a triumvirate of fans running the gamut from the jaded (Carolyn) to the casual (David) to the exuberant-with-reservations (Ryan). Over the course of this (very) long episode (which might just be the longest thing ever recorded by anyone, ever), we will litigate everything from the charred corpses of Luke's family, to Han Solo's spiritual beliefs, to the animate cardboard known as Hayden Christensen, as well as rolling tentacle-vaginas, annoying cameos, and more. So much more.

Will the Defense convince anyone that the Prequels aren't all that bad? Will the Prosecution make the Defense question some of his life choices? Well, grab a cup of Jawa juice, then download this episode in less than twelve parsecs and listen here

You can also pass your own judgment on the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes, and you can also listen to the case via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. And provide your own expert testimony on the matter on Twitter, our Facebook page, or via email (avsepodcast@gmail.com).

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Alliance Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from a galaxy far, far away across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.



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Monday, November 20, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 31: Family Ties - "No Nukes is Good Nukes"


Gobble gobble everyone! For the second year in a row, we're spending Thanksgiving in the slammer! This year, we return to Family Ties to discuss the season one episode, "No Nukes is Good Nukes", in which Steven & Elyse spend the holiday protesting the proliferation of nuclear arms and end up in jail, while Alex and one of the Darrin's are insufferable asses about the whole thing.

So grab some stuffing and call your bookie, then download and listen here, rate & review us on iTunes or listen via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. You can follow the show on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and email us via avsepodcast@gmail.com.

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.


Monday, November 6, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 30: Justice League of America


In a shameless attempt to piggyback on the pop cultural word-of-mouth surrounding the upcoming big budget Justice League movie, this week the Aluminum Four assemble to discuss that film's decidedly not-big-budget predecessor, 1997's Justice League of America, a failed attempt to launch a TV series inspired by the sitcom-esque Justice League comics by Keith Giffen & JM DeMatteis. This thing is pretty rough, so we end ranging off-topic a bit (even moreso than usual), as we discuss, amongst other things, David's odd fascination with The Cape, the obscure sitcom George & Leo, and Martian Manhunter's impish sidekick, Zook.

So chew some gum and guard your cat, then download and listen here, rate & review us on iTunes or listen via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. You can follow the show on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and email us via avsepodcast@gmail.com.

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode030.mp3

Monday, October 23, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 29: Stephen King's It


Hot on the heels of the recent theatrical version and just in time for Halloween, this week Carolyn, Austin & David review the 1990 TV movie adaptation of Stephen King's It, in which a malevolent being in the form of a clown (Tim Curry) menaces a group of kids and their adult selves. Featuring Harry Anderson & John Ritter in the adult section, with Seth Green & Aluminum Four All-Star Jonathan Brandis (!!!) in the kids' section, we talk giant spider puppets, clown kissing, and a really weird scene involving dogs in a mental hospital. And, of course, Jonathan Brandis.

So project your face onto the moon, then download and listen here, rate & review us on iTunes or listen via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. You can follow the show on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and email us via avsepodcast@gmail.com.

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.


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Monday, October 9, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 28: Mr. Belvedere - "The Counselor"


AVSE returns to the "very special" topic of our first episode (child molestation) with our first review of one of the many 80s era sitcoms centered around a family with nontraditional live-in domestic help, the season four episode of Mr. Belvedere, specifically, "The Counselor", in which bratty Wesley is sent to summer camp and ends up in a sad "boy who cried wolf" scenario when the titular counselor shows an unhealthy interest in him. Join Ryan, Austin, and special guest Caroline Smith as they do their best to unpack this icky topic (again), as well as suss out Bob Uecker's age and what Mr. Belvedere's whole deal is.

So cover your rear, then download and listen here, rate & review us on iTunes or listen via PodbeanStitcher and Google Play. You can follow the show on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and email us via avsepodcast@gmail.com.

Also, be sure to check out Caroline on Twitter!

A Very Special Episode is also part of the Rivercity Podcast Federation, a group of like-minded podcasts from across the internet (but mostly physically in Portland). Check out the other great shows here.


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