Originally published Dec. 8, 2011
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On this episode: Don Burtless of Buffalo Eats joins Phil & Kevin to talk about food. More specifically, food blogging, writing food reviews in a small town, finding your critical voice apart from the larger publications and experts, portion sizes, whether to include a numeric “rating” or not, and Phil’s problem with macarons/macaroons.
Association of Food Journalists - Code of Ethics [Source of the “Visit once or twice” discussion]
On this episode: Phil & Kevin talk holiday movies, and whether we’ll ever get another movie year like 1999, or even 1939. Then they literally talk turkey, and holiday food in general, and deliver their Best Things on the Internet This Week. Happy Thanksgiving!
Jack (1996 film) [Rotten Tomatoes]
Rampart (arcade/NES game) [Wikipedia]
Snow Day [Wikipedia]
Brad Bird Interview [MoviesOnline.ca]
“Iron Man’s Suit: Can We Build It?” [Chicago Tribune]
Mr. Freeze’s Puns [YouTube]
Lobster Mac and Four Cheeses [Washington Post]
Phil: Siskel & Ebert.org [Collection of videos of the classic syndicated film review show. Rest in peace, Gene Siskel.]
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Originally published Nov. 10, 2011
On this episode: Phil & Kevin trade stories about the worst comments they’ve ever received—on articles about 80’s boy bands and kitchen organizing, of course—and how the first generation to know all the facts about professional sports and mental health has quite a few serious decisions to make. Also: Danzig.
New Kids Nostalgia Misguided [Phil at the Niagara Gazette] (Trying to locate the New Kids on the Block forum posts regarding that column, but having trouble)
The Geek’s Guide to Rebooting Your Kitchen [Kevin at Lifehacker, featuring Cork]
Web site policy eliminating anonymous comments takes effect [The Buffalo News]
“How do I sign up for a MetaFilter account?” [MetaFilter]
Gilchrist had severe damage to brain [Buffalo News]
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy [Wikipedia]
But Here’s the Catch … [ESPN Page 2]
Phil: thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies [Oh No They Didn’t]
Kevin: LastPass: Introducing Support for Google Authenticator [LastPass (password manager)]
Originally posted Nov. 4, 2011.
On this episode: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon video and how it fits into our homes, why (most) sports refuse to enter the web/app age, defending the captains of the streaming video industry, and (dun dun DUN) the inescapable, under-reported awful/awkwardness (awkfulness?) of middle school.
TV That Fits Your Life and Doesn’t Make You Dumb [KP at Fast Company]
Gray’s Anatomy - The Most Stupid Show on TV? [Re: icicle]
If you ONLY have cable internet can you still get tv channels? [HighDef Forum]
Major League Baseball blackout policy [Wikipedia]
The Talk Show - “They Had to Burn the Sheets” [Re: Sports leagues and apps]
Phil: BBC - Where do you fit into 7 billion? (Population history/visualization tool)
Kevin: Richard Stallman’s Rider (The speaking/touring requirements of a software zealot)
Note: Our old episodes are hard to find now, after a lot of changes to Tumblr, Feedburner, our former network, and Yahoo Pipes (seriously!). Through the magic of the Internet Archive, however, we can start re-publishing these now, so they exist somewhere. Apologies for occasionally rough audio; we learned a lot since then.
Originally posted Oct. 28, 2011
Phil & Kevin introduce themselves, then discuss the insane performance art of actually buying a whole album on CD, why Turntable.fm was amazing for two weeks, and whether video game reviews can actually be trusted once you’re over a certain age.
How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online? (via @popo)
Tweet by Steve Greenberg, head of S-Curve Records (Diane Burch, Nikki Jean, and, um, Duran Duran): “Just received a check for 5 cents for on-line streaming of our music.”
Phil: Men in Blazers (Premier League Soccer podcast):
Kevin: Storify (social media archiving/storytelling tool)
What do we want our phones to do that they don't already do? Why should someone start swimming when they're older? And did Hands Across America actually work, and what part did Phil play in it? Some of these questions will be answered!
Phil and Kevin talk about theme parks, amusement parks, and their love of stimulating lines and air conditioning. Then they talk about Gawker and how it's totally gone now, and why that matters and does not matter and both at the same time. And then they talk about The Tragically Hip's last concert which, yeesh, tears and appreciation. The whole thing has a surprising number of feels and insights.
All the links are at: inpodform.com
Phil & Kevin run the gamut: Pokemon Go, golf as an Olympic sport, their lists of Top 10 Beck Songs, and why 1960s vocal groups seemed to add imaginary members to their number.
(Most of the links are YouTube)
Phil and Kevin are fans of things, it is safe to say. They are not the kind of fans who wish for the creators of things to die. Why do people want people, who make things they enjoy, to die? Also: how it feels when your team wins a championship (not something everyone listening may find familiar).
Kevin wrote a thing about his year in review, and it involves a mid-life crisis, wondering what you're good at, trying to work without expecting fame. Phil knows a thing or two about that.
Day of the Dead (Spotify album)