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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 127 – The Triple Threat

4/11/2019
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Jason is into a new very old cartoon. We break down a star studded movie on a streaming service. Jason saw another comic book movie. Steve answers some of Jason’s burning baseball questions.

Duration:01:37:26

PTA 126 – The True Detectives

4/4/2019
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We dig into our favorite television dramas!

Duration:02:05:39

PTA 125 – Bulldozing the Redshirts

3/28/2019
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Jason has an important question about the socio-economics of a famous sci-fi universe. We talk about cartoons, and some movies. We break down modern parenting and ask some important questions about generational differences. Jason refuses to tip, again.

Duration:01:22:35

PTA 124 – The Giving Jason

3/14/2019
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Jason catches us up on everything from last week. He tells the story of his son’s first movie experience. We talk about some movie trailers. Jason tells how he broke down reading a kid’s book. Jason takes another look at a popular movie coming out, and gives a free commercial to a camera company

Duration:01:36:56

PTA 123 – The Reluctant Tipper

3/7/2019
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We talk about how we have related recent tragedies to our kids. Jason gets rowdy talking about tipping culture.

Duration:00:53:51

PTA 122 – MoMo Wears Briefs

2/28/2019
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Jason is potty training his son, and it is going… interestingly. We discuss the greatness of male underwear. Jason tells the tale of a new hotel he has been staying at. We dig into internet challenges, memes, news, and other non-sense.

Duration:01:43:50

PTA 121 – The Blue Faced Woman

2/21/2019
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Jason has gotten back into a couple old TV shows. We discuss the upcoming Aladdin film, and share our thoughts on how we would’ve done it differently. Jason shares a couple of customer service miracles, and one nightmare.

Duration:01:31:33

PTA 120 – The Mighty Morphin Christmas Tree

12/21/2018
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Jason tells why he is switching up a life long tradition regarding his Christmas tree. We talk about Jason, and his son’s, newest TV fandom. We discuss the controversy around a Christmas song, and how we dislike the scrubbing of history of everything not entirely wholesome. Steve’s daughter has had some questions about Christmas and Jason is faced with a work scheduling dilemma around the holiday. This is our final episode of Season 3! Thank you for all your support and we will be back...

Duration:01:42:44

PTA 119 – All Dogs Go To Lakeland Manor

12/14/2018
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Jason’s son is in the Christmas spirit and has found a new show that is scaring Jason. Steve gets angry about response to a list of Christmas comedies. We dig into the newest Sandler and Rogan stand up specials. We talk about a tragic local event, and Jason is scared his take on the events will get him kicked out of his city.

Duration:01:56:55

PTA 118 – She Made Me Do It

10/25/2018
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Happy Halloween! We sit down for our third annual Halloween episode where Steve makes Jason watch a scary movie and Jason talks about how much he screamed, this year is “The Conjuring”. We also talk about our favorite Halloween candies, and how we trick or treat with our kids. We also talk a bit about TV shows with Halloween episodes.

Duration:01:50:52

PTA 117 – The Faster

10/18/2018
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Jason has been sick, again. Steve talks about fasting. Jason tells the story of the birthday party, and how he made some fellow parents extremely uncomfortable. Jason says goodbye to a familiar voice.

Duration:01:46:26

PTA 116 – It’s in the Mail

10/12/2018
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Jason and Steve share puke stories. Jason want to know if a particular phrase has ever been said honestly. Steve wonders how to determind the value of a hand me down gift. Jason finally gets on the Rick and Morty bandwagon.

Duration:01:41:18

PTA 115 – Twitter For One

10/5/2018
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Jason tells us how everyone is ruining his favorite season. We talk about the NFL and Kapernick. Steve shares the story of how he was kicked out of a Facebook group, and Jason loves a Facebook group for where he lives.

Duration:01:46:39

PTA 113 – The Handmaid’s Podcast

9/13/2018
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In this episode we find out we are sexist, really really sexist.

Duration:01:14:50

PTA 112 – The 48

8/10/2018
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We did a live show on our other podcast, Rough Cut: Detroit! We are releasing the episode on both feeds because it was such a cool time. We went to the Detroit 48 Hour Film Project and sat down with the producers of the event, and some talent from both in front of and behind the camera. We checked in with a lot of old friends and heard some interesting stories about what it is like to make an entire short film in 48 hours. Enjoy!

Duration:02:24:59

PTA 111 – The Janitation Hall of Fame

8/2/2018
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Steve reminds Jason of a seven year old bet. We debate the career merits of a handful of legendary Detroit athletes. Jason wonders what basic skills are required to be a functioning adult. Steve gets a lesson in how motorcycles work. Jason makes a staggering confession about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Duration:01:24:39

PTA 110 – The Reminisce-rs

7/19/2018
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This wasn’t supposed to be an episode. You see, to ‘warm up’ into the show we like to sit and have a conversation with everything hot and rolling until we feel we are in a good groove to start the show. Most of these conversations just stay between us, locked up on a hard drive, never to see the light of day. But this time, this conversation was too good to not release as an episode. We have a conversation about a band Steve was in that happened at the same time Jason was first moving out on...

Duration:01:09:53

PTA 109 – The Movie Watchers

7/16/2018
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And we’re back! After a month off from the show, we sit down and talk about what we have been doing lately. What we have done is watch a bunch of movies! Jason tells about a summer vacation, and visiting some iconic TV locations. We talk a lot about MCU and Infinity War, as well as Ready Player One and Super Troopers 2.

Duration:01:47:18

PTA 108 – The 99

6/15/2018
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We talk about the cancellation of one of our favorite shows and then dig into a streaming original show. We talk about the massive affect a new show producer has had on a major streaming service.

Duration:01:18:04

PTA 107 – I Know All About That

6/7/2018
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Jason has had one hell of a week.

Duration:01:23:05