Monday, August 19, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 80: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - The Christmas Show


Ho ho heil! This week, we conclude our "One Season Wonders" summer marathon with a Very Special Christmas episode of Aaron Sorkin's done-in-one series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip! Join Austin, Caroln & David as they discuss whether you can have Christmas in LA, how much the FCC really cares about f-bombs, and which of our One Season Wonders was the hardest to get through!

So get a pregnant lady a danish, 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode080.mp3

Monday, August 5, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 79: Scorch - You Gaslight Up My Life


This week, we continue "One Season Wonders" with the third (final!) episode of Scorch, a TV show which answers the question nobody asked, "what if Alf, but with a dragon puppet and without the normal rhythms of a sitcom?" Join the Aluminum Four as we discuss the curious late 80s/ early 90s trend of puppet-based sitcoms, try to wrap our heads around the premise of the show which suggests a local ventriloquist would rocket to the top of the media power rankings, and tackle the deeply philosophical question, "if a sitcom doesn't have any jokes, is it still a comedy?".

So eat your morning paper, 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!

http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode079.mp3

Monday, July 22, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 78: Cop Rock - Pilot


"One Season Wonders" dances on, as the Aluminum Four tackle one of the more infamous one season shows of all time, Cop Rock, the series which dared to ask "what if a cop show, but also, a musical?", and apparently answered with "sure, but also, the cop show is really crappy." Join Ryan, Carolyn, Austin & David as they talk (and occasionally sing) about the show's awkward politics, ponder who, exactly, is buying babies off the street (and if the answer is just bad, or the worst thing ever) and make so much fun of Randy Newman.

So lift up your desk to reveal a keyboard underneath, 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!

http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode078.mp3

Monday, July 8, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 77: The Pitts - Pilot


It's time for our annual summer theme marathon, in which we spend the summer reviewing episodes fitting a certain theme picked by you, the listeners! This year, we're looking at "One Season Wonders", episodes of shows that only lasted one season. And we're kicking it off with The Pitts, a Fox sitcom from the early 00s so bad it redefined "bad TV" for a young Dr. Bitz. Join David, Carolyn & Austin as they pore over the surprisingly-deep IMDB credits of this cast, introduce Carolyn to the Midwestern wonder of crop art, and try to decide if this show is really as bad as the reputation David has given it.

So ditch your date to take a prettier date to the dance, 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!

http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode077.mp3

Monday, June 24, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 76: Step by Step - Back to School


This week, we return to TGIF and the 90s Brady Brunch to check in with the Step by Step gang, in an episode where perennial dum-dum JT learns all his problems in school might not be caused by being a dum-dum, Frank & Carol try to pass a snooty inspection, and White Urkel & his girlfriend try to suppress their throbbing biological urges. Join Ryan, Austin & David as they talk privilege and the college application process, the extreme horny-ness of TV's Patrick Duffy, and, of course, the Codemeister.

So zip up your rubber sex suit, 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode076.mp3

Monday, June 10, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 75: Murphy Brown - You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato: Part 2


In this week's episode we tackle Murphy Brown for the first time (a show which burned bright but isn't around much anymore, thanks in part to just how topical and zeitgeist-y it was), with the episode in which the titular Murphy Brown responds to Vice President Dan Quayle's attacks (in-universe & in real life) on Murphy's decision to become a single mother. Join Carolyn, Austin & David as we talk Quayle's infamous spelling mishap, the death of print media, and the triumphant return of Peter Bonerz. 

So chug some mylanta, 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode075.mp3

Monday, May 27, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 74: Game of Thrones - The Iron Throne


Valar Morghulis! We stay topical this week, as Ryan, David & Austin form a Great Council of our own to discuss the Game of Thrones series finale all the internet is buzzing about! Join us as we talk the good, the bad, and the metaphor-destroying dragons. Because when you play the game of thrones, you either win, or you podcast.

So bust down the spoiler wall (because, um, spoiler alert on this whole episode), 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 Carolyn's spinoff podcast, Pitch Please!, here, and buy the game here!


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode074.mp3