Monday, February 19, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 40: Taxi - "Nardo Loses Her Marbles"


This week, we finally discuss Ryan's all-time favorite sitcom, Taxi, with a very special episode about coping with the never-ending pressures that life piles on top of you. Carolyn shows up to make jokes about buttholes, alongside frequent special guest, comedian Amy Miller, who was invited on the show because she, too, could really use a great deal of therapy. Come for Danny Devito and Andy Kaufman, and stay for emotional revelations, plus also a lengthy side-conversation about what the fuck was up with that recent Jim Carrey Netflix documentary. Ibbi da!

So hail a cab, 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 Amy's website, where you can order her comedy album "Solid Gold", and follow her on Twitter @AmyMiller!

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.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 39: Too Close for Comfort - "For Every Man, There's Two Women"


For our special Valentines Day episode, the Aluminum Four reunite to tackle one of the white whales of our podcast, an infamous Very Special Episode we've been after since the start of the podcast. Thanks to the help of intrepid listener who tracked down a copy, this week we're reviewing Too Close for Comfort's "For Every Man, There's Two Women", in which the doofy Monroe is kidnapped and raped by two women. It's an episode which, to its credit, tries to present female-on-male rape as a legitimate problem that actually can happen, but then, less to its credit, tries to have its cake by spending most of the episode laughing at the problem. Needless to say, we have...thoughts on the matter.

So kick your leg over your motorcycle, 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, January 22, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 38: Arrow - "Spectre of the Gun"


This week we're diving into superhero TV to discuss the gun control episode of CW's Arrow, in which the Green Arrow is confronted with a problem he can't just shoot with an arrow, while the audience is confronted with a lot of opinions, but no clear stance on the subject. Join Austin, Carolyn, David and special guest, comedian & podcaster Chris Khatami, as we talk genre TV, hilariously non-specific laws, and the questionable ethics of opposing guns while leading a team of vigilantes, many of whom use guns.

Also, David's apartment starts on fire mid-episode.

So load up your quiver and pull on your mask, 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 follow Chris on Twitter, and check out his podcast, Reboot, Reuse & Recycle.

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, January 8, 2018

AVSEPod Episode 37: Classic Drug PSAs LIVE


We are back and fully rested from the holidays with a special treat for our first show of 2018: a live show that was recorded back in the halcyon days of 2017! Once upon a time, Ryan & Carolyn were joined by cartoonist and Star Wars Minute cohost Alex Robinson to talk classic public service announcement ads involving drugs, including the infamous "this is your brain on drugs" commercial that used to be everywhere. Along the way, they tackle deep philosophical questions (like if having a dad who does drugs will make you do drugs, or if not having a dad leads to doing drugs), engage in some odd and surprising audience participation, and deal with a surprise appearance by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

So crack some eggs, 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 follow Alex on Twitter, and check out his webpage, where you can buy his books and artwork, as well as his podcasts, Star Wars Minute and Godfather Minute.

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 25, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 36: The Facts of Life - "Christmas in the Big House"



You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...Christmas in the slammer! That's right, for our final Christmas episode, we're going back to the big house to learn the facts of life as Blair learns an important lesson about convicts being people too. And because this episode is about 2/3 people singing (thus not inspiring much commentary), we pad things out with some discussion of Christmas favorites and a dip into the AVSE mailbag.

So dust off your old Christmas pageant routine, 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, December 18, 2017

AVSEPod Episode 35: Married...With Children - "It's a Bundyful Life"


Whoa Bundy! Our holiday celebration continues as we look at one of the formative shows of the Fox network, Married...with Children, and its season four Christmas episode "Its a Bundyful Life", in which Al (after lots of setup) finds himself in a (brief) It's a Wonderful Life pastiche in which Sam Kinison plays his guardian angel. Along the way, we discuss the show's often-problematic treatment of women, ask pedantic questions regarding just how poor the Bundy's are supposed to be, and learn some useful tips about floating checks.

So withdraw your money from the Christmas Club, 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 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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