Episode 90 – Soundtrack Albums

When’s the last time that you bought a movie soundtrack album. OK, trick question: no one buys albums anymore. But if you did, it probably wouldn’t be a soundtrack, because the movie soundtrack is a dying art. Today’s movie soundtracks are usually a collection of songs from the filmmaker’s childhood, plus whatever Rihanna or Katy Perry song didn’t get used for their last album. Basically: a mess.

This week we’re looking back to when movie soundtracks mattered. All the way back to…the early 2000s? Wait, that’s almost 20 years ago? Crap, we’re old. Agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know below.

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Episode 89 – Bingeing

Some people say moderation is the key to life. Those people seem like real wet noodles. At the Mt. Rushmore Podcast, we have the self-control of a beagle puppy in a slipper factory. Why stop with “enough” of something when you can go straight on through to “making yourself physically ill?”

This week we’re making a Rushmore from things that we’ve binged – from food and drinks to things that we’ve done too much. After you’re done with this week’s episode, why not check out our archives and stuff your earholes with too much podcast goodness?

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Episode 88 – Bad Airport Behavior (With Special Guest Chris Cary)

The Mt. Rushmore Podcast is now boarding its non-stop flight to airport hell! World traveler and bon vivant Chris Cary is our co-pilot, as we discuss all of the ways that everyone else makes air travel just a little more awful.

And remember: no food, drinks or any liquids more than 2 oz. are allowed while listening to this podcast.

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Episode 87 – Halloween Songs (With Special Guest Ryan Love)

Halloween means that it’s time to eating your weight in mini-Kit Kats, pretend the cobwebs in your living room are “decorations” and listen to some spooky tunes. There are more Halloween songs than inappropriately “sexy” costumes, so narrowing down the right songs to play at your party can be a daunting task.

Fear not! We’re selecting the greatest Halloween songs ever and we’ve got some help in mega-Rushmore fan Ryan Love, former college DJ and a certified expert in Halloween music. Make sure to check out his incredible four-hour, 120-song Spotify Halloween playlist after you’re done listening to this episode.

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Episode 86 – Impulse Buys You Immediately Regret

Regrets? We’ve had a few. And many of them involve making a purchase that you didn’t plan on making. This week, we discuss our impulse buys that we immediately regret making. The crazy part is that we keep making these purchases again and again.

Why? Because we’re dummies, that’s why!

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Episode 85 – Ensemble Comedic Movies

When you’re an above the line type comedy star, it takes a whole lot to set aside one’s ego to play a smaller role. But when the cast is made up of other stars, some opportunities just can’t be missed.

Look, we don’t believe any of that crap. Each one of us would sabotage the other two to get our own popular podcast. And so would every comedian in Hollywood. But on this episode we debate the Mt. Rushmore of Ensemble Comedic Movies, so we play nice with each other for one more week.

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Episode 84 – Kickball (Adult Style)

Columbus Day is a special time in America. We all come together to celebrate someone who got so drunk on his boat that he thought that Cuba was China when he landed, and then proceeded to plunder from, rape and murder countless indigenous people. It’s also a great time for kickball!

The Founders’ Cup is the largest kickball tournament in the world and it’s held each Columbus Day in Las Vegas. With the special bond the adult style kickball has with our show, we thought this was a perfect time to talk about our favorite kickball things.

Here to help us out is Sa Dao of Club WAKA – he’s basically the Roger Goodell of adult kickball. From the ridiculous to the sublime (mostly ridiculous) we cover all of the things that make adult kickball so popular.

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Episode 83 – SNL Skits Involving Athletes

We all expect actors to do well when they guest host Saturday Night Live. Performing is literally their job. And while it’s a different kind of performing, you can make the same case for musicians, who have to tell a story with their songs. But athletes? Meatheads? Jocks? They are going to bomb, right?

Well, not always. Some of the best SNL skits of all time feature athletes stepping outside of their comfort zone and showing off comedic chops we didn’t know they had. Here’s our Rushmore of the most impressive and downright hilarious SNL sketches to involve athletes.

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Episode 82 – Tim Burton Movies

This week’s we’re discussing the movie oeuvre of Tim Burton, one of Hollywood’s biggest iconoclasts and a man who never met a dark castle he couldn’t make darker, a part that Johnny Depp couldn’t play, or a comb. From his earliest work to upcoming projects (and we’re trying to wrap our heads around what Tim Burton’s Dumbo will be like), we’re celebrating the work of American cinema’s cool but kinda creepy uncle. It’s Showtime!

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Episode 81 – Rushmore of Fictional Butlers

Maybe the butler didn’t always do it, but we’ve gone and done it – a whole episode about fictional butlers. They might be stuffy, sassy or undead, but they always have one thing in common: they are WAY smarter than the people they work for.

Michael, Richard and Jeff are at your service with a platter of hors d’oeuvre, champagne flutes and another great podcast.

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