It’s finally episode 50! We celebrate by seeing how many of our old episodes we can remember just by looking at the titles – it’s like a clip show of the mind! Actual clip shows are way too much work to put together. And lest you think we’re just singing ourselves this episode, we end by giving back with podcasting advice from people who are obviously experts at it by now… right?
We’re not quite ready for our 50th episode. Instead, we bring you a short bonus episode from the distant past. This was our audio test just before we recorded episode 1 of the podcast way back in December 2016 – we were all so much younger then! It’s basically just a condensed version of what we normally do just with even less direction.
It’s our loudest longest episode ever! That doesn’t mean it’s good. But you should still listen as we discuss our personal musical evolutions. Includes rabbit trails on boy bands, CCM, pop punk, and Coldplay. And also find out what embarrassing (his word) album was Eric’s first.
Like the previous episode, we had to record this in separate studios and the audio quality suffered a bit more this time than last time. Hopefully we will be in the same place next time.
A factual correction nobody cares about: Matt stated he graduated high school in 2009. In fact it was 2008 and he is older than he thinks and/or wants.
There’s a good episode in here somewhere if you wade through the bad one to get at it. I know that’s really selling you on listening. Hey, if you have an opinion about this episode which is mostly about opinions, please use one of those links above and send us a message or leave a review.
We don’t like to discuss politics straightforwardly on this show, but in today’s episode we touched on a bunch of stuff that borders on political. Well, everything’s political, really. Sorry.
Nevertheless we hope you put up with (and maybe even get something out of) our discussions on The Vietnam War (both the actual event and the Ken Burns documentary), James Gunn’s firing, and how the cultural discourse has gotten so uncivil.
We usually don’t talk “current events” all that much. This episode was recorded a couple weeks ago so things around the James Gunn situation have developed a bit, but hopefully our discussion is still mostly valid.
Stick around to the end of the show to hear us definitely answer the question on everybody’s minds: when did Facebook stop being cool?