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TR#198: The Middle Will Rise Again!

In this very long edition of the podcast we discuss Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 - May 31, 2019), Sandy Hook deniers in Wisconsin, Judd Legum report on fake corporate LGBT support (T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot, GE, Fedex, UBS, Verizon, Pfizer), Tavern League vs CBD, UFOs, Stanton Friedman, Venice, Chicago, Apple Mac Pro, Ford GT, VW Microbus, Truckla, Chinese Uighur Camps, American Child Concentration Camps, John Wick 3, The Tick canceled, Jessica Jones, Black Mirror, I Am Mother, Good...


TR#197: An Electivus for the Rest of Us!

In this episode we discuss Game Shows, Blow Up, Destroyer, Perfect Bid, Sterling Hayden, Iran, Trump financial woes, Democrat candidate multitudes, NASA and space exploration, Amazon, Billionaires, Taxes, Avengers: Endgame, Time Travel Hijinks, Game of Thrones, Beta Ray Bill, and more!


TR#196: Fritz Haber! (Or Was Thanos Right?)

In this episode we discuss famed chemist Fritz Haber and his scientific contributions. Also Carl Bosch, Cable vs a la carte services, Notre Dame, Robber Barons, Vaccinations, Saudi Arabia, The Kid Who Would Be King, Barry, The Tick, Black Summer, Mueller Report, Impeachment, Trump Taxes, Democratic Candidates, Car Colors and Commercials, Wikileaks, Assange, Town Halls, Recycling, Madison Mayor Soglin, Poop, and more!


TR#195: Tim Apple and Don Orange!

In this episode we discuss spring elections, touchy Biden, democrat candidates, Mueller report, windmill cancer, Spam, Jim Jeffries, NZ shooting, Incredibles 2, Harry Potter, Knightfall, Captain Marvel, US, I am Big Bird, Flowers, After Life, Love Death and Robots, Mary Queen of Scots, Sisters Brothers, Hostiles, Stan and Ollie, Downer Lutheran Gumby, The Highwaymen, Destination Wedding, A Private War, Leaving Neverland, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, Walk Hard the Dewey...


TR#194: Mayo Bernays!

In this episode we discuss the works of famed propagandist Edward Bernays! We also discuss Michael Cohen, The Orville, The Oscars, Captain Marvel, Shazam, I Am the Night, Kingdom, Umbrella Academy, Lego Movie 2, Alita: Battle Angel and Won't You Be My Neighbor with Godzuki, Boy Erased, Suspiria, Happy Death Day, The Captain, Sisters Brothers, Neal Brennan, Bo Burnham, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, and more!


TR#193: To the M-O-O-N and Back!

Weather, Oscars, Razzies, Kidnappings, Love Symbol #2, Prince, Muppets, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Spike Lee, Raw, Sportball, Government shutdown, Gillette Commercial, Lincoln Memorial Kerfuffle, Social media and the meaning of life, Ministry of Loneliness, PTSD, Monty Don, Vikings, The Orville, Bandersnatch, Patriot, The Punisher, Wrap up on Aquacan, The Death of Stalin, Color out of Space, Sam Elliott vs Hitler then Bigfoot, and more!


TR#192: Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays!

In this very special episode the gang discusses the year that was and reminisces on all things including Tales From the Tour Bus, Aquacan is coming, Amazon, Scott Walker flips off Wisconsin one last time, Vice, Guns and Airports, Yemen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Vikings Season 5, The Tudors, Monty Don, American Gods at House on the Rock, The Orville, The Curse of Oak Island, Comic Con, Meeting William Shatner, Brady Bunch, SKG Retrogaming, Babylon 5, A debate on the worst Star Trek TOS...


TR#191: Performative Umbrage!

In this episode the team discuss Frontline, the Baraboo Salute, Stan Lee, Stephen Hillenburg, Wizard World, Adult Swim, Dethklok, Douglas Rain, The Good Place, John Allen Chau, Mandy, Ayn Rand Film Trilogy Atlas Shrugged, Sports Talk, Age of Tanks, Damnation, Vikings, Amazon Prime, The Night Eats the World, Jack Ryan, Electric Dreams, Diablo III, I Think We’re Alone Now, The Lodgers, Overlord, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Scooters, Texas, Freaks, and more!


TR#190: Midterms, Movies, Morons, Netflix, Nimrods and Neanderthals!

In this episode we discuss the upcoming midterms, Drumpf, Travels with My Father, American Vandal, Monty Python, Hold the Dark, Haunting of Hill House, Apostle, Killing of a Sacred Deer, War Movies, The Orville, Daredevil, Doctor Who, Bonzo, Eugenics, Nimrods, Neanderthals, Joaquin Rundberg, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, A CONTEST, and More!


TR#189: Conspiracy Theories, Part 12, I Like Beer!

We revisit the dark realm of conspiracy theories and discuss PragerU, QAnon, Moon conspiracies, Flat Earthers, the math of conspiracies, Malaysian Flight 370, Hurricane Florence, HAARP, and more. Also discussed, You Were Never Really Here, Hereditary, Wisconsin Crime, Kavanaugh, Trump tax fraud, Elon Musk, and more!


TR#188: Culture Split!

In this episode the Tank Team discusses the divide in the culture from a shoe ad by Nike to a shoe in for the Republicans (Kavanaugh). We also discuss Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds, The Meg, Elon Musk, Alex Jones, and more!


TR#187: Distraction Smorgasbord!

The team reconvenes after a brief hiatus to discuss the things they have been enjoying in film, TV, and other media as well as some reasons to embrace distractions from the horrors of modern politics! Topics include: Jerry Lewis update, Westworld, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins, James Gunn, Papa Johns, Elon Musk, The 8-Bit Guy, ElectroBOOM, Sorry to Bother You, MI6 Fallout, The Meg, Incredibles 2, DC Meets Hanna-Barbera, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Endless, The Limehouse Golem, The...


TR#186: Tippecanoe and Wilson Too!

In this episode, the team updates the Douchebag Gallery with a couple of U.S. Presidents -- some oldies but baddies! We also give an update on the drama at Twin Galaxies, discuss Public Enemy Number Two, Kanye, Childish Gambine, DNA, the Golden State Killer, and more!


TR#185: Curling for Movies!

In this episode, the team distracts itself from politics for a while discussing movies and TV, then we discuss the NRA and the loss of Paul Ryan. Films discussed include Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, The Florida Project, I Tonya, 3 Billboards, Paterno, Paul Blart 2, A Man Called Ove, Chappaquiddick, Solo, Infinity War, Black Panther, and more. We look at the small screen and discuss The Terror, Legion, and more. Viktor talks about his trip to Hawaii. The gang debates Elon Musk and Paul...


TR#184: Hogan's Heroes!

In this episode, the team closes the TV trifecta loop for listener 'fishy' and tells the tale of Hogan's Heroes. We discuss Werner Klemperer, Richard Dawson, Bob Crane, but also get side-tracked by Black Mirror, Soglin, Shit-hole comments, Mother!, and The Hulk. We revisit Captain America, the 1st Avenger. We talk AUTOFOCUS, Role Models, Paul, Erased, Family Feud, and Fire and Fury. Plus some computer trash talk!


TR#183: Star War!

In this episode, the team goes full nerd and discusses the newest Star War! We dive really deep into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Episode VIII. We also cover Dark, the German Netflix show. We discuss Justice League and how it was middling to OK. But we thought Thor Ragnarok was the best thing ever! Also Vikings and more!


TR#182: Blinking Turks!

In this episode the Tank Team discuss Stranger Things 2 with full spoilers (starting at 19:00), The Orville, American Gods, House on the Rock, bad behavior of privileged men in Hollywood and politics, the very miniature blue wave, and more!


TR#181: Magic: The Jerry Mathering!

In this episode the Tank team discusses Magic: The Gathering, Blade Runner 2049, Las Vegas and Utah Vacations and Violence, Vietnam by Ken Burns, Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Suggested English translation by Olena Bormashenko), Tarkovsky, Contest Winners, Walter Becker, musical room-mates, Monty Hall and his Problem, Hugh Hefner, and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver.


TR#180: Double Contest!

In this episode, the Tank Team discuss IT by Stephen King, Apple's new releases, DACA bull, bicycles, Pokemon, climate change, hurricanes, and more. We have a local Wizard World Madison contest and world wide contest focused on Jerry Lewis.


TR#179: The Quadrumvirate Destroys Fascists!

The team is joined by the Viking Prince to review Dunkirk, Atomic Blonde, and other movies! We discuss losers and murderers with Tiki torches, and the losers in the White House that support them!