Episode 59 – Deus ex Machinas

We’ll be honest – we thought there was no way that we were going to be able to post this episode. Because of a series of unfortunate investments (I guess last week was a bad time to go all-in on United?) and gambling addictions, we were dead broke and didn’t think we could afford the basic podcasting fees. But just when Mr. Willoughby from the bank was ready to foreclose on us, Jeff’s eccentric rich uncle died and left him $1 million!

Does that garbage ending make you mad? Then prepare for a whole episode of that feeling, since we’re talking the Mt. Rushmore of Deus ex Machinas! We get into times when something completely out of nowhere manages to save the hero or wrap up the story. Make sure you listen until the end, when we find the “Make Your Podcast Famous” button on our mixer and become bigger than Marc Maron or that guy who’s been stalking Richard Simmons!

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Episode 58 – Slobs vs. Snobs

The rivalry between slobs and snobs goes back to the earliest days of man. Ancient wall paintings tell us of Cro-Magnons, who were constantly annoyed by the loutish Neanderthals running around naked all day and banging their rocks all night while they were trying to make their advanced tools.

This week we explore the history of Slobs vs. Snobs in movies, sports and music. So, depending on your perspective, crack open a Busch Light or a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoy!

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Episode 57 – Comebacks

Don’t call it a comeback!… Wait, do. Do call it that.

Richard and Michael debate the most iconic Comebacks in music, acting, politics and their favorite category “whatever” this week as they try to figure out who has reached the highest highs, then the lowest lows, then a weird gooey middle, before hitting the highs again. Only Jeff can judge who belongs on Mt. Rushmore!

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Episode 56 – Office Politics

Hey, did you hear about the Mt. Rushmore Podcast? I heard from Phyllis in HR that they are doing an episode on Office Politics this week. Crazy, right? I shouldn’t say too much, but the rumor going around is that Michael thought Richard was stealing his lunch from the fridge, so now they have to go in front of Jeff for arbitration.

Anyway, I’m sure they’ll talk about a lot more than just that during their session. They are going to get into all kinds of juicy stuff that happens at the office. It’s going to be so good! I can’t wait until I hear more about it at the water cooler.

Also, could you not burn your popcorn in the microwave over your break, man? That’s super rude.

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Episode 55 – Fictional Dorks

In Episode 55, we looked at the coolest characters ever. This week, we turn the tables and look at the Rushmore of Fictional Dorks. Some might say it’s a topic the three of us were born to tackle. Those people are mean bullies who need to stop or else we’re telling teacher.

So what is a dork? And how is that different than a geek, nerd, or dweeb? We get into that, along with our picks.

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Episode 54 – Fictional Cool Guys

This week we take a look at the coolest cats around (and we’re not talking about Heathcliff). It’s our look at the most definitely and iconic cool guys from TV and film. Because when you are looking for experts on cool, look no further than three guys running a podcast out of a spare bedroom.

And make sure you stick around until the end for a shocking cliffhanger that will leave your cliff hung (again, not Heathcliff).

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Episode 53 – David Bowie Phases

Ziggy Stardust! The Thin White Duke! Aladdin Sane! Dude singing with Bing Crosby! No matter what phase David Bowie went through in his career, they were never boring. Well, except for Tin Machine, but otherwise…

This week we take a look back at the career of rock and roll’s great chameleon and choose the most iconic and interesting phases of his career. So let’s dance and celebrate our favorite Star, man, and all of the changes he went through.

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Episode 52 – TV Catchphrases

How you doin’? If you love TV catchphrases, then come on down! And if you don’t, you can sit on it, Potsie! One man who will not be kissing any grits is our friend Chapen, who suggested the topic and agreed to come on the show and make some choices against the team of Richard and Michael (aka Winfredi or Manfield).

We think you’ll give Two Thumbs Up to this podcast. When it comes to great TV catchphrases, these are Dy-no-mite! (And if you don’t think so, you can bite our shiny metal asses.)

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Episode 51 – Conspiracy Theories We Kinda Believe

We’re smart and sensible people who don’t believe in wacky conspiracy theories. But then again, there are a few that make us think…maybe? This week, we tackle the subject of conspiracy theories we can’t dismiss completely even if we don’t actually believe them.

Unless, of course, that’s what we WANT you to believe, and this whole podcast contains hidden messages to the Illuminati, the Elders of Zion and the Reverse Vampires secretly controlled by the Rand Corporation plotting our next stage of worldwide control. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

PS – We didn’t plan for Episode 51 to be about Conspiracy Theories (like Area 51). It just kind of happened. OR DID IT?

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Episode 50 – Mt. Rushmores

We’ve hit the big 50 and to celebrate we’re getting super-hyper-mega-meta. The whole concept of our podcast revolves around the iconic nature of Mt. Rushmore. Just say the name and you automatically understand what it looks like and what it stands for. So it’s little wonder why it has served as a backdrop and been spoofed in so many different places.

Join Michael, Richard and Jeff as they check out some fictional uses of Mt. Rushmore before chiselling one of their own.

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