It seems as though you can’t turn on a television these days without landing on a TV cop show within a few spins of your dial. People love to watch because they want to feel like there are good guys keeping them safe. Also, they want to be assured that if they are found dead in the dugout of a baseball stadium, the detective will have a witty one-liner like “Well, I guess he’ll need a pinch hitter.”
But TV cop shows are about more than solving crimes. They are also about the relationships between the partners. Often, they are mismatched pairs who have to learn to put aside their differences to root out crime. In other cases, Jack Webb is involved and the other guy kind of stands around.
This week Jeff gets to play both Good Cop & Bad Cop in a performance that’s sure to merit Emmy consideration, as he goes undercover as a amiable podcast host to take down the nefarious ferret smuggling operation run by Michael and Richard. He’ll win their trust by moderating their discussion of the Mt. Rushmore of TV Cop Teams and then…well, just wait for the final act.
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No, we aren’t talking about the band that gave us “Dancing in September” and “Fantasy” – although they are pretty sweet. We’re talking about the four elements. It’s what makes up everything that’s around you. Well, technically, that’s molecules and protons and stuff. Who knows! We’re podcasters, not scientists. If you want that, go find Bill Nye.
Join us as Michael and Richard try to determine the four things that best describes each of the elements, and Jeff summons the spirits to make a ruling.
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We’re Americans. We like our food with lots of sugar, fats, cheese and enough chemicals to stock the labs at Cal Tech. In many cases, this comes in the form of novelty food items that are mash up two things we love, reimagine food that we love, or simply cram as much stuff together into one wad of goodness.
In this episode, we dive headlong into the world of novelty food items. Open up your craw so we can jam as much junk food in as possible!
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Some of the biggest celebrities in the world are athletes, who gain the adoration of millions for playing child’s games. (Except for Australian Rules Football, which is the pinnacle of all that is manly in the world.) But what about when the fans are as famous – or more famous – than the players they support?
This week, Michael, Richard and Jeff explore the work of sports fans who either were already famous or became famous because of their sports fandom. Pick up your pom poms, get out your Vuvuzelas and…actually, please put that Vuvuzela down. It’s really quite loud and BLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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