The Workshop #15 – Float Like a Butterfree, Sting Like a Beedrill

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We put on our historian caps (historians wear hats, right?) to fulfill our promise about doing a segment on the starter Pokemon of various famous people. Then, witness the hardest pivot into lengthy, serious topics concerning theology, ecumenism, and working for social change. Yes, it’s The Workshop where you never know what you’re going to get and we don’t really either.

The Workshop #14 – Pacific Tim

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On this episode of The Workshop, we talk mostly summer movies – what we’re excited to see or maybe not. This was recorded a few weeks ago. Most of the movies we talk about are still in the future, but Wonder Woman came out last week and is pretty good for what it’s worth.

Also stick around for enthralling discussions about the highest tech of topics like virtual reality… and paper.

Kids these days probably don’t know about Homestar Runner and that’s a shame. Here is a Homestar Runner cartoon that probably has little appeal to anyone outside of the Homestar cult, but – hey – it’s the one I referenced during the episode, so it’s the one I’m posting. WATCH IT, KIDS.

The Workshop #13 – Pont FX

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Have you ever wondered who the Pope follows on Twitter?

Do you know the political convictions of the main characters from the Pokemon anime?

Does comedy have to be crass?

Find out the obviously definitive and final answers to all of these questions and more things you never asked on today’s glorious episode.

Pont FX – coming soon to Instagram or Snapchat, but not really

The Workshop #12 – Welcome to the Space Jam

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On today’s episode of The Workshop, we bring you only the most relevant topics like websites that haven’t been updated since the 90s and movies from more than 10 years ago that may or may not hold up. Eric and I talk about our recent travel experiences. Neither of us were thrown off airplanes though.

Also, stay tuned after the outro for a hot, hot discussion on who serves the best chicken in fast food and whether they might be making deals with dark forces.

 

The Workshop #11 – Matt & Eric’s Morning Zoo

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On this episode of the Workshop Podcast, Eric and I discuss things we are currently enjoying. And by “currently” we mean about a month ago. There’s sometimes quite a bit of delay between when we record and when we release episodes and that makes it a bit strange especially if we want to talk current events or something.

So listen and find out things were were enjoying about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Hopefully it’s a refreshingly positive episode. But don’t worry. It still gets wacky.

Yes, Eric really did receive a call from his wife during the recording. And yes, he did order Taco Bell. That wasn’t staged.

I both botched and misattributed a semi-well known quote about writing during the episode. The actual quotation is “Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.” That’s from author Michael Crichton who most famously wrote Jurassic Park.

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. Until next time, kids!

The Workshop #10 – It’s Not Supposed to Be Good

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Instead of writing proper show notes this time, I’ve decided to mostly communicate by dumb image memes. It was inevitable. Sorry.

FINALLY! The TRUTH is REVEALED! This podcast was never supposed to be good in the first place. So it looks like all our hater are actually giving us compliments.

Take that, haters.

We’ve made it 10 episodes into this strange endeavor! Truly we are *so* committed.

Join us (by listening – you can’t participate because it’s pre-recorded, obviously) as we discuss:

I’m going to tell you right here, right now in these liner notes that no one reads that this is a terrible episode. It kind of fizzles out at the end and you should probably stop listening after the younger self discussion if you even start at all.

The Workshop #9 – Even More Professional

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Dear listener: we at the Workshop Podcast feel that when we produce an episode, we are making a pact with our audience. A pact between our audience and their ears.

No! Sorry. That sounded way creepy.

We are making a pact with you, the listener, to produce the most professional, best content we possibly can. To show our renewed commitment to professionalism, we present these recent photos of us in suits.

Nothing says “professional” like a suit. And from these suit pictures, you can clearly see how professional and committed we are to you, the listener.

On today’s professional episode of The Workshop Podcast, we spend a surprising amount of time discussing sports and sports-related topics. Also featured: the shocking revelation of Eric’s (probably) real name, our city’s terrible nickname, warmed-over 90s jokes, and our plans for a dark, gritty Inspector Gadget reboot.

As part of our commitment to professionalism, I must note the following: while Eric correctly states that Matthew Broderick is in American Crime Story, I incorrectly assumed he was in the first season about O.J. Simpson. He is, however, in the second season which is about Hurricane Katrina and hasn’t been released yet. I have since watched this show and *now* I get the obsession. So we’ll probably talk about that in a future episode.