Monday, September 17, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 55: Star Trek: The Next Generation - "The Game"


Captain's Log: this week, the crew of the AVSE Podcast charts a new course with a Very Special episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Commander Riker brings the STD known as "mind-controlling, orgasm-inducing video game" back from his sex vacation, which quickly afflicts everyone except a visiting Wesley and a pre-fame Ashley Judd. Join Austin, Carolyn & David as we talk Trek of all stripes, Neutrino flows, and sex chocolate.

So set your phasers for fun!, 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.

And there's still time to support Comics Comics #1, a special anthology comic featuring Carolyn, as well as Patton Oswalt & Paul Scheer! Make a pledge here!

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode055.mp3 

Monday, September 3, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 54: Diff'rent Strokes - "The Reporter"


This week, we review Diff'rent Strokes Season 5, Episode 22, "The Reporter", in which we finally (?) learn to "just say no", as Nancy Reagan fills Arnold in on what she's talkin' bout: the war on drugs. Relive the relatable experience of having one's own integrity validated by the first lady of the United States making a personal appearance in your classroom as we discuss one of the more iconic Very Special episodes in TV history. Special guest, Farel Dalrymple, beloved & acclaimed comic book artist, drops in to learn about how dumb drugs are and comment on Gary Coleman's incredible performance.

So just say no, 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.

Farel can be found on Twitter @FarelDalrymple and on Patreon.

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!

http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode054.mp3

Monday, August 20, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 53: Seinfeld - "The Puerto Rican Day"


Our summer "Bad Episode, Good Show" series concludes this week, as we check out one of the greatest sitcoms of all time (allegedly...) by discussing Seinfeld's "The Puerto Rican Day", an episode so controversial it rarely gets aired in syndication. But is it, really? Join us as we ask, in our best Jerry Seinfeld voice, "what's the deal with the controversy in this episode?",  talk way too much about laser pointers, and take a lot of shots at Michael Richards. 

So finish your latest re-watch of Blimp!, 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 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.

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode053.mp3

Monday, August 6, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 52: The Sopranos - "Christopher"


Fuggedaboudit! In our latest episode we're heading to Jersey to discuss a bad episode from the godfather of the Golden Age of TV Drama, The Sopranos, in which associates of the titular mob family run afoul of American Indian protesters on Columbus Day as stereotypes collide.

So grab some orecchiette & broccoli rabe, 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 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.

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode052.mp3

Monday, July 23, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 51: Roseanne - "Sweet Dreams"


"Bad Episode, Good Show" hits paydirt this week, as the Aluminum Four return to an old and occasionally controversial favorite with "Sweet Dreams", a second season episode of Roseanne in which the titular character fantasizes about taking a bath, murdering her family, and starring in a Busby Berkeley-style musical. It's not just a bad episode of Roseanne, it's quite possibly the worst half hour of TV of all time.

So call in the Muscle Hunks (aka the Muzcle Hunkxxx), 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 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.

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode051.mp3

Monday, July 9, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 50: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Beer Bad"


In our new episode, the Aluminum Four reunite to kick off our summer theme marathon, "Bad Episode, Good Show", with "Beer Bad", one of the more notoriously bad episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which enchanted beer sends Buffy and a quartet of college douches back to the stone age, in a hamfisted and deeply mixed metaphor about the dangers of alcohol (at least, in theory). Along the way, we discuss the intersectionality of werewolves, the strange career of Kal Penn, and the possible return of...the Max?

So grab someone else's sandwich, 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 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.

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode050.mp3

Monday, June 25, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 49: Gargoyles - "A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time"


This week, we travel back to the heyday of Disney animation on TV to revisit the cult classic Gargoyles and learn an important lesson about literacy & the power of the written word, as expressed through magical Gargoyles who turn to stone in daylight and come alive at night. Along the way, David, Carolyn & Austin talk about the apparent omnipresence of medieval architecture in New York City, the deep bench of Star Trek actors who contributed to this show, and, because it's us, Gargoyle sex.

So take a look (it's in a book), 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 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.

Also, be sure to check out Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode049.mp3