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Episode 065 : Anniversaries

We can't believe it's been one year since the first episode of What's In A Podcast was released. To mark the occasion we thought we'd talk about anniversaries. What anniversaries do you celebrate? Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music The Flintstones Showbiz Pizza (a.k.a. Chuck-E-Cheese) Jim Gaffigan Jonas L.A. WJRR's EDBD NASA My Little Pony


Episode 064 : Action Figures Again

Kung Fu Grip... Flying Headbutt Action... Stink Powers? Action figures from our childhood came in many forms, and gave us huge amounts of joy. Whether you had full play sets or just used cardboard boxes, it didn't really matter as long as you were having fun. Join us as we take another run at discussing our favorite action figures. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music He-Man Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Street Sharks Food Fighters Super Sloppy Double Dare Super Mario...


Episode : Bonus 9 : You Might Be An Engineer If...

...if you're using spreadsheets to analyze the concerts you've attended. Join us for this bonus episode where we compare several bands/artist across a few different categories/metrics. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Maclemore Mustard Plug The Aquabats 311 A Perfect Circle Bare Naked Ladies Beach Boys Coheed and Cambria Chevelle Huey Lewis and The News Weird Al Yankovic Reel Big Fish Universal's Mardi Gras WJRR's EDBD Northern Invasion


Episode 063 : Action Figures

What's your favorite action figure? Join us as we reminisce a little and look at the origin of the action figure. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro music He-Man, Masters of the Universe Transformers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Seinfeld The Toys That Made Us Stan Weston Don Levine G.I. Joe Cobra G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero


Episode 062 : Covers with Mustard Plug

Prince may not be a fan, but cover songs are a staple within the music industry. Covers allow concert goers to sing along with familiar tunes performed in a different way by their favorite artists. They also allow bands to pay tribute to, or take the "piss" out of their fellow artists. Join us in this episode as we discuss cover songs, and are joined by special guests "Mustard Plug". Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Mustard Plug The 1970 Australian Radio Ban Prince Joe...


Episode 061 : A Soundtrack For Life

If your life was like a sitcom or a movie and there was a score that played, what type of song or music would you hear? Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Nick Beato Ten Things I Hate About You City of Angels Shrek James Horner Family Guy Pee Wee's Big Adventure Full House I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham! Wake Me Up - Avicii Duality - Slipknot The Office Take On Me - Reel Big Fish Passenger - Deftones Float On -...


Episode 060 : A Family and Their Alien Friend

What do E.T. and Full House have in common? Well... Not much really. But if we smash them together, we might just end up with a great premise for a TV show. Join us in this episode as we discuss a family comedy featuring a small, brown, furry alien. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music E.T. (The Extraterrestrial) T.G.I.F. ALF


Episode 059 : Did I Hear That Right?

Have you ever caught yourself listening to a song and all of a sudden you have to ask yourself, "What are they singing about?" In this episode we'll examine song lyrics and their impact on the music we love. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Peter Kay Chevelle Jimmy Fallon The Billy West Podcast Lightnin’ Strikes - Lou Christie Norwegian Wood - The Beatles Forty-six & 2 - Tool Vicarious - Tool South Park Northern Invasion Betray and Degrade - Seether Fine Again -...


Episode 058 : One More Song!

With the rising tide of hipsters, the number of vinyl records sold is increasing year over year. They tell you it's because vinyl is the best medium for consuming music. Join us in this episode as we try to determine if they're right. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music The Beach Boys Full House TGIF Kriss Kross Earth Day Birthday Northern Invasion Tool


Episode 057 : Slang

Are you hip to the lingo of today? How about the lexicon of yesteryear? In this episode we talk about the comings and goings of words/phrases and their ever changing meanings. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Jim Gaffigan Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas Shakespeare Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Office IT Crowd


Episode 056 : Karaoke

In order to participate in the Olympics, one must be an amateur. Everyday, all across the world amateurs belt out a tune. I wonder if karaoke will ever be considered to be part of the games. Join us as we discuss an activity that is simultaneously reviled and loved. In this episode, we explore empty orchestras or karaoke. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Daisuke Inoue Guitar Hero World Tour The Pot - Tool My Way - Frank Sanatra


Episode 055 : I Need a Vacation

I've taken some time off of work, but haven't had a real vacation for a while. This got me thinking about what a vacation is, and what makes for an enjoyable and relaxing time. Join us as we reminisce about vacations past and hear what the "Man on the Street" says would be their ideal vacation. Notes: Thanks to Mark for Intro/Outro Music Terminator 2 Vacation - The Go-Go’s What About Bob? Vacation - Dirty Heads Holiday Road - Lindsey Buckingham (National Lampoon’s Vacation) I’m on...


Episode 054 : Earworms

WARNING: This episode might make you angry. But I think you'll still enjoy our discussion about those pesky songs that get stuck in your head. In preparation for our attendance at the Earth Day Birthday and Northern Invasion music festivals, we thought we'd explore the topic of Earworms. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Earth Day Birthday Northern Invasion Man in the Box - Alice In Chains Chalk Outline - Three Days Grace


Episode 053 : Useless and Weird Talents

"Look what I can do"... nothing good has ever followed this phrase. In this episode we discuss the strange skills we insist on showing others. We even meet someone who can predict earthquakes in the "Man on the Street". Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Stevie Starr Liang Yuxin Gary Turner Francisco Domingo Joaquim Marvel’s Fantastic Four Claudio Pinto Pee Wee's Big Adventure Etibar Elchyev Whose Line Is It Anyway? Captain...


Episode 052 : Music Festivals

Next month kicks off a season of music for the What's In a Podcast hosts. Mustard Plug in February, 311 and Bush in March, Earth Day Birthday in April, and Northern Invasion in May. To put it mildly, I am looking forward to hearing some of my favorite bands in such a short period of time. Concert festivals definitely provide the opportunity to make memories. In this episode we discuss some festivals we've attended, will attend, and hope to be able to attend. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the...


Episode 051: What I Learned From Fairytales

Once upon a time... harsh lessons were passed down from generation to generation in the form of magical fairytales... but these stories were often darker and not as pleasant as their current versions. So, join us as we discuss fairytales and hopefully live "happily ever after". Notes: Thanks to Mark for Intro and Outro Music Little Red Riding Hood The Office Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia Animaniacs


Episode 050 : There's a Merch Table in the Back

In this episode we talk about the ubiquitous merch table. So listen in, and hopefully there are some large shirts left. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Northern Invasion MC Lars Moleman Shirt Sidestep Rules of Engagement Season 1 Episode 7


Episode 049 : Unicorns

The elusive but extremely popular unicorn... many claim they are real, but no one can find them. Do they exist just because we want them to? Let's examine how people came to believe in this legendary creature. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Light In the Forest (Sue Dawe) Into The Land of Unicorns The Last Unicorn My Little Pony She-Ra Legend Harry Potter The Office The Bible Episode 28.5 : Narwhals Koo Koo Kangaroo Charlie the Unicorn


Episode 048 : The Not Top 10

Not exactly Total Request Live with Carson Daly. Not exactly American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. It's the Not Top 10 with What's In a Podcast. We asked you what songs you dislike, listened to them, and then discuss them in this episode. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro music Rude - MAGIC! Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson I Really Like a Hole - Carly Rae Jepson vs. Nine Inch Nails Happy - Pharrell No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame Yeah - Usher What Makes You Beautiful - One...


Episode 047 : Cosplay

Be yourself, only as someone else. Don't call it "dress up", it's cosplay. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Holiday Matsuri Worldcon The Big Bang Theory Adam Savage at TED2016, "My Love Letter to Cosplay"


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