Hey guys, got an important (?) message for ya here: we are frazzled af over here at Everything is Awesome headquarters. KC is back at it with roller derby, I'm smack in the middle of a depressive trough, she's pulling down extra hours at her many day jobs, and the program we use to edit is driving me effing insane (sorry, Erica!) We have so many great interviews lined up, including a legit Pacific Northwest rock star from the 90s, a marijuana advocate and weed shop pioneer, and tons more amazing local comics, but the fact is we do this show for love and not money, which means putting out an episode a week is just way too stressful.
If y'all could find a way to help us do this faster and with less stress that would be kickass, but until we figure out how to squeeze it all in, the show's gonna have to come out in an irregular fashion. Hopefully biweekly, but it might end up being triweekly (is that a thing?), at least until our personal lives get a little bit easier to navigate. Anyhoo, you guys rule and we thank you so much for listening. Until next time, we are your hosts, and we love you!
Keep being awesome,
Jeff & KC
This might be the 8th mini episode, I'm not sure. We wanted to make sure you get something in your feed this week, so here's Jeff talkin about everything that got deleted when his dumb ass hit the wrong button. Also, stay tuned for Erica Knapp's amazing laughs!
Closing Song: Some electro mix from YouTube
Season Three of Everything is Awesome and it is going off real damn soon! New episode should be out tomorrow; until then, enjoy this little taste of Jefe's sweet sweet voice. Ta!
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In which Jeff is the guest of honor at his own fortieth birthday party, accompanied by Northwest comedy legends KC KAOS, Casey McLain, Spenser O'Neill, Tony Lewis, and Jill Silva; Chase Roper faces a harsh accusation (mediocre arson); ten minutes into the show it actually starts; Casey plows up Jeff and KC's spot; presidential candidates debate and our heroes abstain from watching it; the Mariners still have a shot (spoiler alert: no they don't); we remind you to listen to Casey's first appearance on the show in Episode 55: The Abortion Ghost Panic of 1878; Casey has a new sports podcast called The Swill; Jeff and KC explain why it's not easy being awesome; KC makes a startling revelation; we learn where KC's derbygirls practice [spoiler alert: Rollin 253 and Auburn Skate Connection]; Jeff is taken over by a positivity alien; Jeff cleans up dog poop OUTSIDE CASEY MCLAIN JESUS; the first derby bout of the you was awesome; Fast Girl Skates closes; Jeff's bicycle tire explodes; Jeff's best friend Erica calls in; Jeff tries to read an itunes review - can't find any; Tony does My Little Pony erotic fan videos (allegedly); Spenser O'Neill watches Magic Mike and makes sweet love; Jeff realizes who Jill Silva is and things get awkward; Tony appreciates Jeff as a person; Jill and Mark were Americans in Canada, and now they're in love; Kamryn Minch and Peeled Bananas gave Jilly a place to rock; getting adjusted to adulthood after the recession isn't easy;Jeff does a weird thing called opening presents; IMPROMPTU TWISTER!!!; Casey recalls the TalkBoy; Jeff recalls the 1ST EVER GAMEBOY!!!; Jeff loves KC (KC, CASEY, NOT CASEY, GET IT RIGHT WEIRDO I DONT LOVE YOU); Jeff gets Darth Vader Yoga Pants and Throw Pillow; Louis is farty; Jeff's dad sounds cooler with a British accent; Tony and Spenser face off for birthday presents; Tony feeds an old friend acid - goes to sleep; Tony calls out his coworker [Steve]; Casey's wife didn't see his until their wedding day; Tony loads up on axes; selfie-sticks have come a long way; Jeff throws card in vain attempt to not cry (I LOVE YOU KC); Jeff gets Bag of Holding - reveals mega D-and-D-nerd-ness; one time he got scared and crawled up inside it; Colleen Gray and Stan Shaw arrive!; Jeff gets a book about pruning; some loose female dogs cause trouble; Spenser hosts a podcast called Elephant Crossing; Jeff looks younger than Casey; we learn that Jeff has two gay dads; this is Spenser's last night alive; HI TONY!; Jeff gets punked by relighting candles gawldangit; Facebook tries to tell Jeff the score; Plugs are made, Podcasts extolled; candles are stamped out; and Jeff reads a special poem for the woman he loves [HINT HER NAME IS KAYCIE CAO AKA KC KAOS AND SHES AMAZING].
Skating at Rollin 253 and Auburn Skate Connection
In Porch Taste VIII: A Taste of Victory - Wednesday October 12, Bremerton
Band of Lovers: back to Tacoma - Friday October 21st 7 pm, Tacoma
Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin
Last Podcast on the Left
The Nar Bar with Josh Firestine and Narin Vann
Songs in this episode:
"Star Wars Opening Theme" - John Williams
"This Lamb Sells Condos" - Owen Pallett
"Wake Up" - Arcade Fire
"I'm a Believer" - The Monkees
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In which KC expresses her interest in Snoop Lion; Snoop has a documentary on Netflix called Reincarnated; Yung Fern is reviewed for the Seattle Weekly; Fern explains the significance of Big Bitter, Ghoulavelli, Preacher Nicky, and Midnight Snack; Fern talks about welding in Alaska; the man interprets his own dreams, thank you very much; many dream subjects are really about penises; KC is awash in Instagram followers; therapists sound boring when you're young; Jeff inquires after a Mr. Peanut Butter costume; the Affordable Care Act is slighted and defended through grunts; Wilson and Sherman call for unity, while others actually do something*; KC reads her own strong words on 9/11; we discuss the generational impact of war; and more.
Go see Fern in Southern California or Nevada: @yungxfern on twitter, @therealyungfern on Instagram
Sept 24th - Dockyard Derby Dames first bout of the season, 7 pm, Pierce College
Sept 30th - Skateclub with KC as a ref!
Sept 23rd - Oregon Trail with Jim Stewart Allen, 7 pm, Pocket Theater
Sept 28th - Bianca del Rio, Seattle
Oct 1st - Everything is Awesome presents Jeff's Big Four Oh-No, 7 pm, Mailman Studios
Oct 5th - Creative Colloquy Crawl, Tacoma
Last Podcast on the Left
The Adventure Zone
Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin
The Nar Bar with Josh and Narin
Like it or Not with Umi and Ahip
Closing Song: "KOSCHEI" - Yung Fern
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Evening Magazine and KING 5 fans: If you cane over to listen to the NarBar Podcast with Josh Firestine and Narin Vann, you're in luck! They have their own podcast stream now, available on ITunes and Soundcloud!
Here's the link to their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/user-637575001
And iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-narbar-podcast/id1176303667?mt=2&i=377850477
Thanks so mucb for listening, and keep in touch! Keep being awesome!
Description: In which Jeff and KC welcome new podcast professionals Narin Vann and Josh Firestine to Mailman Studios to discuss their most excellent podcast, The Nar Bar; the fellas get a quick tutorial in podcastery; Narin explains what the Nar Bar is and why it matters; Facebook unfriends Jeff and Josh; Josh's guest hosting episode disappears into the secret vault; Jeff gets a President's blood on his waistcoat; we roll a special clip from the inaugural episode of "The Nar Bar" featuring food talk, unemployed Portlanders, and poop; Josh sings a wicked cool intro tune; and more!
Podcasts you should listen to:
Last Podcast on the Left
Smart People Podcast
TED Radio Hour
Closing Song: "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots
In which Jeff and KC travel northward to the fabled Chateau Ste Michelle winery to attend the annual TBTL Picnic, Jeff's mom and dad come with; KC creates more chaos; Luke Burbank erupts with joy; hundreds of Ten ten it up all over the wine tasting room; Mom tells the story of the scandalous roommates; KC objects strenuously; Dad and Mom debate pigeons in pairs; Snoqualmie Falls or Snow Lake?; Hawaiian military resorts are neat; Jeff tells a joke and no one laughs; KC tells of the time when Jeff ran to escape a wall of seafoam (and let his dog get swamped); directions are given and map apps debated; Jeff does not love computerized voices; Waze sponsors hithchiking and Jeff predicts more axe murder; Dad bums us out with the latest police shooting; more Waze chat; Mom fears the worst; Jeff shares his fruit fly-fighting secrets; Moms gots all the fly swatters; yawns proliferate; Jeff pulls a classic Jeff; KC lays down the law as regards navigation; Mom and Dad share Waze horror stories; Jeff gets his garage door workin (not a euphemism); KC recognizes Janys AKA Professor Doom; KC and Jeff recap the TBTL picnic at Chateau Ste Michelle; Erica Knapp and the fam saved us a spot; "mook chu" means "sour face" in Cambodian; KC welcomes the Infinite Listener; God blesses America; Janys and Chris make the acquaintance of your favorite podcasters; KC gets her first fan hug; KC loves that Stranger Things stuff; Jeff pulls a semiracist boner; and Jeff waters weeds.
Closing Song: "Summer Love" from Grease
Podcasts you should listen to:
TBTL - Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh
Livewire Radio with Luke Burbank
After These Messages with Andrew Walsh & Genevieve Haas
In which KC and Jeff strike out on the open road; KC's car gets worked on; the team goes to the liberry; Vaxxed is a documentary about vaccines and KC watched it; Michael Moore fudges some details; Matt mentions Eric Anderson of The Trouble With Trivia fame; Louis gets some homemade cheesecake on his beak; Freakonomics discussed re: abortions and crime; Matt's friends are turning 40 and still don't have children; Mike reminds us that having kids is expensive; the Ghostbusters are not a governmental organization; child psychic predicts vaccine-related autism; Merck and the CDC colluding to hide evidence?; Matt shares a deeply unsettling poem; turns out Mike was a journalism major and newspaper editor but doesn't consider himself a writer; Destiny City Comics Plug #13; Jeff and KC are driving to Seattle and talking plugs and podcasts, and more!
Closing Song: "Wrecking Ball (Ra Ra)" by The Vaccines
Hilltop Street Fair - August 27, Hilltop Tacoma
Chateau Ste Michelle TBTL Picnic - August 31, Woodinville
Jose's Hammertime - Sept 1, Tacoma Comedy Club
Bumbershoot - Labor Day weekend
Fruit Juice - Sept 3, Metcalf Manor Olympia
Dain Norman EP Release - Sept 9, Bob's Java Jive
Maria Bamford - Sept 17, Moore Theatre
Dolly Parton - Sept 21, Kent
Tacoma Moon Festival - Sept 24
Dockyard Derby Dames Season 11 Opener - Sept 24, Pierce College
DDD New Bruiser Intake Session - Sept 25
Bianca Del Rio - Sept 28, Showbox SODO
Skate Club - Sept 30, Southgate Roller Rink
Tegan and Sara - October
WFTDA Championship (and KC's birthday) - November 4, Portland OR
Susan Jones and JAMCO Comedy Series - Nov 19, Renton Civic Theatre
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In which macaroni and cheese is prepared; KC and Jeff do a double intro; Destiny City Comics Plug #1; we learn that Linda Blair was Mike's teacher at UWT; Tacoma Co-Op Closes; Destiny City Comics Plug #2; we debate Deep Tissue v Swedish; Harry Potter Midnight Release Party takes it out of Mike; Destiny City Comics Plug #3; Mike lays money down on Final Fantasy 15; Destiny City Comics Plug #4; Matt contrasts "Funhome" with "Are You My Mother?"; Jeff uploads episode through Deep Sadness; Three's Company is explored; Mike jumps the gun; Matt learns plants are different in Washington; neighbors want to cut Jeff's grass; Matt explains library life; locking horns is not gay slang; Matt prefers OkCupid; Emma Frost and Psylocke bring the boys together; X-Men Apocalypse receives a ringing endorsement; Destiny City Comics Plugs #5 and #6; Everything is Awesome changes name to Destiny City Radio Hour; Matt suggests an intertextual podcast; Matt writes a song; we ponder Weed Culture; Mike wins an award; KC plugs SegueFest 2016; Destiny City Comics Plug #7 #8 and #9; romance novels get even weirder; a big topic is hinted at (Stay Tuned for Part Two); and Destiny City Comics Plug #10!
Songs in this episode:
"Guttersnipe Bridge" by RA Scion and "Let Me Take You Higher" by Sly and the Family Stone
In which Jeff and KC welcome to the studio Tacoma-based uber-educator, author, and singer/songwriter Linda Nicole Blair; we learn the rundown about Little Queenie and her long love affair with her husband; a rock that looks like Mordor hovers above the desert; KC celebrates the eleventh season of derby in Tacoma; KC edits her first movie; Nicole's parents plied her with books and spoken poetry; Mrs Basich rocks the literature education game; we learn about a supremely awesome 60s family band; cool kids take the bus in from the Harbor; hookups gotten, questions asked; Chopin, Mansfield, and Woolf do that poetry thang; an illegal immigrants' story makes us cry; Literary Darwinism is explained; Linda plays some original music; nights are wild and seas are heavy; seas roil beneath tundra; Jeff leads the Mutual Admiration Society; and Bianca del Rio is coming!
Songs in this episode:
"Indian Lake" by The Cowsills
"Wild Night","Little Queenie", and "Tennessee Honey, Mississippi Shine" by Linda Nicole Blair
In which Jeff plays a round of Shattered Worlds RPG with five new friendos; the game is fun and Jeff aims to play it some more!
Contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org if'n you want to be a part of this exciting new frontier in tabletop dorkgaming. We're having lots of fun! We're gonna have our own podcast very soon!
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In which Jeff & KC rock it duo-style, asking each other questions and stuff; KC talks about a cool film called Gigi, with Leslie Caron; OG Ghostbusters gets harshly reviewed by KC; apparently Amy Schumer and Jon Cena had full-on sexy sex on the set of Trainwreck, which Jeff pooh-poohs; Big Bill Clinton was an obnoxious free trader; Jeff and KC disagree without being disagreeable; KC practices a lot of patience, and more!
Songs in this episode:
"Runaway" - AURORA
"Ophelia" - The Lumineers
In which Jeff plays a clip of President Obama's inspiring speech from the Democratic National Convention; Jeff and KC discuss his previous life as an anti-war activist and labor leader; we consider the possible danger of a Trump presidency; and Jeff makes up a little song.
Hope you like it!
In which The Trouble With Trivia's own Eric Anderson returns to bro down with the squad, indulging in a flurry of pop culture topics as well as some deeper subjects; Prince demolishes Bowie at Skate Club; Stranger Things is a good show; Jeff and KC return to Creative Colloquy; Eric plays tabletop D & D in an online forum; Eric has two kids; his old webseries lives on in the zombie crypt that is myspace; we learn how Eric and Mike made their acquaintance; the topic of plagiarism is explored; Trump makes no sense and doesn't seem to care; Eric explains why Trump's supporters make him so angry; optimists are often late; Eric explains the concept of the "negative optimist"; monkey minds and monks square off; Dan Harmon and Seeso bring forth cartoon nerdery; Pokemon go crazy; cats and backpacks; Eric gives us a peek at his upcoming graphic novel; strong women in nerdy pop culture; Zara steals from artists and sells clothes; Eric and Misha have a movie podcast in the works; Destiny City Comics is still the best place for comics; some plugs are thrown; Eric throws shade on Sublime (pre Rome); Jimmy Cliff has a sweet record with Tim from Rancid; and more!
Songs in this episode:
"Carnage" and "TOVirus" - Eric Anderson
"Blast" - Clams Casino
In which Jeff and KC check in with singer/songwriter Jason Kaminski in his hotel room; we learn that the desert is hot; Jeff's cat Creampuff returns to the studio, safe and healthy, if a bit perturbed; America gets weird; we get to know Jason the man; his dad had some sweet records, including Bowie, Lou Reed, and the Beatles; Columbia House returning with vinyl? Warm 106.9 was the soundtrack for KC's childhood; Jason strives to be the kind of teacher he wished he had had; KC gets political; Jeff reveals his desire to live the rock star life; Jason also mentions he has a band, Stalemate, who also have a new record out; writing deep feeling songs that express his realness is the Kaminski Method; Polish Vikings were the best Vikings; it's nice when people tell you how their music moved you; Walking the Room comes to an end; Jason's students sometimes ask to hear his music; and he recommends a podcast called Lousy Weather Media, from Akron, Ohio.
Songs included in this episode:
"Fireflies" and "New Orleans" - Jason Kaminski
"Breadwinner" and "Bright Lights, Salty Mouths" - Stalemate
"Ziggy Stardust" - David Bowie (RIP)
Hey guys! Jeff wrote a new blog post. Here tis: https://awesomepod.squarespace.com/the-blog/2016/7/16/going-off-meds
In which Jeff and KC experience the highs and lows of Independence week in America; Jeff luxuriates in vacation-related relaxation; KC draws parallels between planning methods and eating candy in the health-food aisle; KC gets splashed on her tan; Lil Lady Mormont earns her own spin-off show; Jeff gets in a car accident; KC describes a great new documentary, The Beginning of Life; Gisele Bunchen-Brady gots some good childrearin idears; we honor Alton Sterling, RIP, but don't go deep into the issue (stay tuned, we have thoughts); Jeff reads friend of the show Erica Knapp's latest blog post, and gets some dust in his eyes; KC reads a fresh new poem, "The Tundra Sea"; and plugs are made and podcasts extolled (including Historiography, American Mythology, Hug Life, Mental Illness Happy Hour, and Everything is Awesome with Nerdy Kev).
Closing Song: "Cold In The Sun" - Jason Kaminski
In which the host of awesome podcast, American Mythology, Greg Carlock visits the studio via the magic of the internet; discussion of various and sundry topics affecting our lives as Americans takes place; Jeff japes while KC waxes poetical; and we cover other great podcasts doing it nearly as well as this one.
Closing Song: "Flood on the Floor" - Purity Ring
Check out Greg's rad podcast, and kick a few listens his way!
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In which Fred, Tabitha, and Caleb join Jeff and KC to experience the Season Finale of Game of Thrones "The Winds of Winter"; predictions are made (and challenged); Dorn!; spears and guys with spears; huge twists requested, huge twists received; the introduction of 'Lil Stabby; the burning of that wack church; one "bloop" to the kidney; Tommen takes a tumble; we ponder Cersei's next move; Sam and Gilly find the liberry; Jon doesn't seem to wonder why the Knights were taking their sweet time to join the battle; Davos finds the magic stag and gets real P.O.ed; winter decides to show up (finally); crop rotation in the Seven Kingdoms; Olenna rocks some sweet sweet baldspot-covering hats; Denaerys leaves Dario for sexier climes; [the crew forgets to mention Tyrion and Danaerys are broin down like old school homies]; Arya timelapses and serves a delicious Frey facepie; [SPOLIER DELETE]; Sansa's like nah whatever; Lil Lady Mormont gives a badass speech; we get that Targaryen information; Jon Snow gets just what he always wanted; Cersei's Oscar dress is iced out and bangin; the crew engages in a substantive discussion of Westerosian Geography; teleportation and dragon-ridin Varys; Jeff tells quite possibly the most hilarious jokes in show history; and another season of television awesomeness is at an end. Til next year, throners!
Song this episode: Game of Thrones Soundtrack Season 6X10 - Ramin Djawadi
In which Fred Bowski returns to discuss Season 6, Episode 9: "Battle of the Bastards"; the Season Opener is recalled, which began with a whimper; Tyrion and Khaleesi got some things to work out; dragons be comin to burn those masters; CGI is decent; the drawbacks of dragonriding and the power of Kiegel exercises; D-Day, PTSD, and slaver sailors diving for their lives; Jon Snow is not havin it; Melisandre is all live and let god; Tormund and Davos bro down on kings and queens and stuff; Yara pops the booty and Daenerys catches feelings; the bastards face off; flayed men and Rickon a-runnin; Sansa understands the game; why didn't the giant cut off the shields before they closed in on everyone; theatrical surround; piling the bodies; awesome swordfighting; Knights of the Vale roll in late af; the giant punches the door while Bolton dummies shoot; Ramsey gets the shit kicked out of him; Ramsey goes out in the worst worst way; and stuff be gettin cray.
Closing Song: Game of Thrones Soundtrack Ramsay suite
In which Seattle standup comedy hero Derek Sheen stops by the studio for an interview: Derek's father had some interesting adventures as a mafia hit man; Derek played guitars; a sixteenth birthday goes seriously awry; a bad father is also a terrible criminal, just bad at it; Derek gets a job and bugs out; Derek dispenses strong advice on anger (and parenting); Derek reveals the freedom of not having children and keeping connected with his spouse on the road; we discuss the gun thing, the Tronald, and r-a-p-e; Jeff praises Derek for his facility with words; Jeff reads a thing he's been writing; Derek explains what sort of comedian he wants to be; and much more!
Closing Song: "Baptized in Muddy Waters" - Ayron Jones and the Way
In which famed Seattle comic Derek Sheen delivers hard-hitting analysis and sophisticated predictions on the awesome season of television that is this year's Game of Thrones. Stay tuned for the full episode of awesome talk with Derek, coming soon!
Closing Song: "Girl Harbor" - Manchester Orchestra
In which Jeff and KC revisit the awesomest of sword and sorcery shows, Game of Thrones; Circe is portrayed in a very poignant way by Lady Crane; Arya bleeds in a closet; Lady Crane is apparently an ass-kicking badass; the Hound lays a hardcore beatdown on a gang of dufuses (including one icky bumfingerer); a red priestess/Vampire Diarist preaches while Varys and the most famous dwarf in the galaxy bid their adieus; Circe faces off with her former lovin jerkhead cousin; Circe chooses head ripping; Brienne crushes on Jaime; Bronn teaches Pod how to brawl (after touching his junk); Brienne fails once again; King Tommen pulls a dick move and blows off his mom; Missandei takes the walk of shame; Jaime offers to chuck Edmuir's kid over the walls; Blackfish gets his swordfight on; fire rains down on the pyramid at Mereen; Daenerys Stormborn finally returns to kick some slaver ass; Clegane gets some new boots and might head north; waif rolls T2 style on a bathhouse chasedown; Arya slices a candle and we don't get the fight; a new face shows up on the wall and Arya heads back home.
Closing Song: "Daenerys's Theme (Chorale)"
In which Jeff and KC interview the super talented roller derby announcin, secret-job havin, heat stroke survivin, former punk rock super Spokane stallion Phil Dirt; KC gets her ocean party on with the Marauding Mollys; the hobbit from Love, Actually is discussed in exhaustive detail; Hillary wins New Jersey; Jazzbones gets the most DUIs; zombies are effing swimming now, for Christ's sake; and much, much more.
Songs in this episode:
"My First, My Last, My Everything" - Barry White
"I'm So Bremerton" - White Girl Wasted