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Two friends sit down and have a lively conversation filled with good laughs and good times. Topics range from science fiction movies to sleeping with lesbians. Come on in and enjoy a good talk.

Two friends sit down and have a lively conversation filled with good laughs and good times. Topics range from science fiction movies to sleeping with lesbians. Come on in and enjoy a good talk.
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Detroit, MI

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Two friends sit down and have a lively conversation filled with good laughs and good times. Topics range from science fiction movies to sleeping with lesbians. Come on in and enjoy a good talk.

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English


Episodes

PTA 103 – The Pulled Punch

4/11/2018
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Jason is really excited about a show. Jason is really disapointed about a show.

Duration:01:47:12

PTA 102 – The Sitcom Buster

4/5/2018
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In this episode we rank our all time favorite sitcoms! Jason tells the story of an incredible night of live comedy and we talk a little baseball.

Duration:01:07:54

PTA 101 – The Judgement Throne

3/29/2018
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We discuss what things we find the first time in a house that makes us judge the homeowner. Jason relates some potty training mishaps. We dig deep into the “Ready Player One” trailers in anticipation of its release this coming weekend. Jason is into yet another streaming platform original show. And we finally say a […]

Duration:01:41:55

PTA 100 – The Centenarian

3/21/2018
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It is our 100th episode! Jason has watched a lot of stuff lately. He tells Steve about watching comedy specials, Marvel movies, the newest a capella movie, and even a horror flick you may have heard of. We talk about Jason’s avoidance of a certain major actor, and why people love conspiracy theories. Thanks for […]

Duration:00:58:30

PTA 099 – The Naked Chick Fight

3/14/2018
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Steve grinds a few gears about driving. We discuss what it would be like to have a badass for a father. We talk about why halftime shows are always hated. Jason tells Steve about a few more Netflix originals we should all be getting into.

Duration:01:14:03

PTA 098 – Let’s Do It

2/21/2018
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Jason and Steve wonder about the validity of some types Facebook alerts. How and why do people troll and Steve tells some of his favorite ways to troll himself. Do steroids in the Baseball Hall of Fame matter? What about in Hollywood? And finally Jason makes a very special call to a very special celebrity.

Duration:01:09:52

PTA 097 – The Twin Bed Misogynist

2/14/2018
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Steve and Jason discuss bunk beds and the cleaning tendencies of their wives. We dish on streaming services and their original content. And we discuss an SNL bit that blames a famous actor for something he didn’t do.

Duration:02:00:43

PTA 096 – The Revenge of the Filmmaker

2/7/2018
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Special guest Johnny Flynn joins the podcast to set us straight about our Star Wars Episode VIII episode. Listen in to see how we got it wrong, and got called out on Facebook. Jason talks up a podcast he recently got into. Check that out here: http://theblacktapespodcast.com/ Johnny is a local filmmaker that has been featured […]

Duration:02:28:30

PTA 095 – #youalso

1/31/2018
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We dig into the #metoo movement where we wonder if nuance can be brought to the table. Steve begs Jason to watch the Oprah speech. And Jason has exciting news about everyone’s favorite porn star.

Duration:01:58:36

PTA 094 – Comedians in Cars Eating Hummus

1/25/2018
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Jay tells and incredibly long story about pissing off his BIL with snack food. We talk about how terrible fans can be to famous comedians. Jason convinces Steve to watch new standup.

Duration:01:13:29

PTA 093 – The Last Poppins

1/3/2018
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Here it is, our Star Wars: The Last Jedi discussion, review, and critique. Spoilers galore, of course! Apparently Jason and Steve swapped spots since The Force Awakens, now Steve loves it and Jason is not terribly enthused. We discuss the entire movie, the things we loved, the things we didn’t like, and our opinions of […]

Duration:02:05:07

PTA 092 – The Over-Correction

12/28/2017
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Happy Holidays! We dish on Christmas gifts and Jason gets his phone stolen. We talk Net Neutrality and how Disney will soon own the entire world, and also Hulu. Jason notices something about his favorite TV shows and we discuss if it is an over correction or necessary, and if how it is being handled […]

Duration:01:02:35

PTA 091 – The iPhone Incident

12/20/2017
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Steve talks about his annual Christmas date night seeing Jerry Seinfeld. We rank the top 5 standups of all time. And Steve tells us about seeing Birbiglia. We talk about the changing Detroit, the Q-Line, LCA. Jason took the family to the Holiday Nights at the Zoo. And we finally talk about the new Star […]

Duration:00:49:28

PTA 090 – The Strangers of Perfection

12/13/2017
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After 8 long months, we are back in action! Thanks for sticking with us and supporting the show while we were gone! We talk about our time off, what podcasts and books we’ve been listening to, what TV we have been watching, and the latest phone scams. Oh and Jason gets pretty deep into a […]

Duration:01:10:16

PTA 089 – The One Armed Tipper

4/20/2017
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Jason had a rough week. We dicuss our fears about surgery and going under. Both of us relate a bad restuarant service experience. Jason asks an important question about the service industry.

Duration:01:30:01

PTA 088 – Dark Matter: A Podcast

4/13/2017
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We go deep into breaking down the amazing sci-fi novel Dark Matter: A Novel by Blake Crouch. Hear about what we loved and didn’t love about the book. And of course, we offer our special brand of thoughts on how we would improve the story in our unique PTA way! Buckle up, this is a […]

Duration:02:17:28

PTA 087 – The Best Comedian You’ve Never Heard Of

4/6/2017
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Jason gets another phone scam. Steve relates a story about what happened to the podcast. Jason gives his opinion about walking right of ways. And we both dig in on the latest comedy specials we have seen, including our recommendation for the greatest comedian you’ve probably never heard of.

Duration:01:21:26

PTA 086 – The Well-Spoken Troll

3/15/2017
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We discuss the never ending search for movies to show our kids, and how Jason fell into a dire situation. Why is the term “well-spoken” only applied to a certain type of person. We both relate recent customer service nightmares and wonder if this is the real downfall of brick and mortar. And Jason FINALLY […]

Duration:01:33:57

PTA 085 – The Checkbook

3/2/2017
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Jason relates an unexpected story of surprise and horror about a checkbook in central Indiana. Jason FINALLY tells the story of the disappearing lawnmower man. And we breakdown the 2016 scifi thriller “Arrival”.

Duration:01:22:51

PTA 084 – The Guy And The Hot Chick

1/26/2017
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We talk about awkward encounters with baby penis, and what we look forward to as fathers of boys once they grow out of diapers. Jason gets sentimental with a movie trailer. Jason talks about the worst way to come home from work. A man is buried alive in China, and a white guy makes a […]

Duration:01:21:13

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