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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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.