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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

PTA 106 – The Pronunciation Renunciation

5/24/2018
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We talk about what happens when our boss needs to talk to us. Jason relates an incredible work story that will leave all of you shocked. We talk about the ways people pronounce words that drives us crazy. We finish the episode talking about some big movies.

Duration:01:36:16

PTA 105 – The Sitcom Correction

5/18/2018
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Jason made a big omission during our favorite sitcoms episode. We talk about a famous directing partnership, a new podcast Steve is listening to, and a new sitcom we both love. Steve and Jason swap stories of getting pulled over. Jason introduces Steve to a terrifying children’s show.

Duration:01:25:28

PTA 104 – The Cover Artist

5/10/2018
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We talk about cover songs, which are our favorites and which are the worst. Steve tells us why we have missed a few weeks of episodes. We talk a bit about one blockbuster movie, and one amazing small budget flick.

Duration:01:04:52

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