Monday, September 16, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 82: Land of the Lost - Elsewhen


This week, Ryan & Austin are joined by two Very Special guests, the hosts of the Star Wars Minute podcast, Alex Robinson & Pete the Retailer. Together, the four discuss an episode set a long time ago, in a land far, far away...the Land of the Lost! Join them as they tackle this Very Special episode about growing up/meeting your future self in a cave beset by lizard-like Sleestaks, discuss the proper way to climb down a rope into a seemingly-bottomless hole, and try to make sense of the time travel of it all.

So send three beeps via your crystal walkie-talkie to signal that everything is fine, 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.

You can follow Alex & Pete on Twitter here & here, and of course, be sure to check out their podcasts, Star Wars Minute, The Godfather Minute, ABCDevo, & Alphabeatical!

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


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode082.mp3

Monday, September 2, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 81: Star Trek The Next Generation - Force of Nature


This week, we are once more boldly going where no one has gone before (except for us, in an earlier episode...) to discuss Star Trek The Next Generation's "Force of Nature". Join David as he assembles an Away Team consisting of himself, Ryan & Carolyn as they discuss this Very Special episode which attempts to warn us about the dangers of technological advancement on the environment, and also, the dangers of...cat training.

So set your phasers on 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.

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


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode081.mp3

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 73: Avengers Endgame


Avengers assemble (again)! In our latest episode, David, Ryan & Austin are joined by returning Very Special guest, author, and Spider-Man expert Mark Ginocchio to discuss a tiny little movie that is currently making all the money in the world, Avengers: Endgame. Join us as we talk favorite moments, take potshots at Hawkeye, and plumb the depths of David's pedantry.

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.

And be sure to check out Mark's book, 100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, as well as his website, Chasing Amazing, and his podcast, Amazing Spider-Talk. And follow him on Twitter @ChasingASMBlogExcelsior!

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

http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode073.mp3

Monday, April 29, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 72: Golden Girls - High Anxiety


The Aluminum Four are reunited and it feels so good, as we thank you for being our friend by breaking the seal on Golden Girls with an episode in which the golden girls help break Rose of her lifelong pill-popping habit while Dorothy & Sophia try to film a porno commercial. Join us as we discuss the longevity of Dennis Rodman, pizza, and how the Aluminum Four match up with the Golden Girl.

So pop a Flintstones vitamin, 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/AVerySpecialEpisode072.mp3

Monday, April 15, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 71: Taxi - Simka's Monthlies


Hey, you guys, Ryan is back! And this week, he and Carol are joined by their "regular visitor", special guest Amy Miller, to discuss yet another episode of Taxi! Learn all about krimkapoosh, Amy's gross hotel room, and Alex Rieger's codependent behavior in this very special episode about "womanly troubles".

So tell everyone your Aunt Flo is in town, 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 don't forget to follow Amy on Twitter!

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


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode071.mp3

Monday, April 1, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 70: California Dreams - Guess Who's Coming to Brunch


We stay in the realm of 90s-era, California-based teen shows this week, as David returns fresh from his honeymoon alongside his now wife-Lauren, who join Carolyn to discuss an episode in which a bunch of attractive, musically-inclined teens fix racism. Along the way, David reveals the price at which he'll sell out, Lauren reveals which Peter Engel show she likes most, and Carolyn actually compliments a Peter Engel show.

So give some advice to racists dads, 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/AVerySpecialEpisode070.mp3

Monday, March 18, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 69: Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Child is Father to the Man



The AVSE offices are in mourning once again, and this week we celebrate the accomplishments of the recently-departed Luke Perry with a Very Special episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, in which we get a double dose of Luke Perry as Dylan deals with the fallout of his dad exploding. Join Austin, Carolyn & Very Special Guest, Carolyn's Pitch Please! co-host Shane Hosea, as they talk death-related puns, tall hair, and using ties to get girls.

So put on your trench coat before coming to the trench coat party, 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.

Be sure to follow Shane on Twitter, and check out his podcasts Anime at the Gates & Spec Script wherever you find podcasts!

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


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode069.mp3

Monday, March 4, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 68: Gilligan's Island - "Jungle Boy"


Ahoy mateys! We are back with our second superhunk episode in a row as Carolyn, David & Austin go on a not-quite-three-hour tour with Gilligan's Island! Join us as we discuss island hemorrhoids, the hotness of Mary Anne, and the Harlem Globetrotters! And we get back to our SBTB Reviewed roots by comparing the castaways to the Golden Six!

So be sure to pack a ton of raincoats, 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/AVerySpecialEpisode068.mp3

Monday, February 18, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 67: Magnum P.I. - "Solo Flight"


Aloha! This week, Carolyn, David, and the returning Very Special Guest, Carolyn's newly-turned-40 fiance Aaron, grapple with mortality under the sunny skies of Hawaii along with Magnum P.I. and one of the finest examples of facial hair in TV history. And while staring death in the face, they also discuss sharks named Herman, dropping the N word in Vietnam, and a boss fly with a pussy face.

So remember that failure is one of life’s few absolutes, 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 you can follow Aaron on Twitter here!

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


http://media.averyspecialepisodepodcast.com/AVerySpecialEpisode067.mp3

Monday, February 4, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 66: Trackdown - "The End of the World"


Howdy partners! This week, David, Carolyn & Austin travel back to the Old West to check out a show from what was once one of TV's dominant genres, the Western. Join us as we review an episode of Trackdown, in which Texaa Ranger Hoby Gilman arrives in town shortly after a conman who promises to help the townspeople stave off the end of the world (that only he says is coming) by building a wall to protect them from scary outside forces - for a price, of course. And if that sounds eerily familiar, wait til you hear the conman's name.

So open your meteorite-repelling umbrellas, 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/AVerySpecialEpisode066.mp3

Monday, January 21, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 65: Laverne & Shirley - "Why Did the Fireman..."


"1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!" This week, we're doing it our way, as we tackle a Very Special episode of Laverne & Shirley in commemoration of the passing of Penny Marshall, in which Laverne meets the love of her life in the form of Ted Danson's magnificent plume of hair, but Ted Danson meets tragedy in a genuinely heartbreaking episode. Join Ryan, Carolyn & Austin as they we discuss the ever-present specter of death, but also, backdoor pilots, R Kelly, and the unique combination of Pepsi & milk (?).

So finish washing your dalmatian, 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/AVerySpecialEpisode065.mp3

Monday, January 7, 2019

AVSEPod Episode 64: 2018 Year in Review


And now for something completely different! This week, we present a very special Very Special episode, as the Aluminum Four ring in the new year by discussing the highs and lows of pop culture in 2018, the TV shows, movies, books and more we enjoyed (and some we didn't enjoy) in the year that was. Join us as we discuss everything from Steven Universe to the Moviepass debacle to Mary Poppins Returns and the futility of Minnesota professional sports.

So sing a chorus of Auld Lang Syne, 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/AVerySpecialEpisode064.mp3