102. Our Phases of Music: the Good, the Bad, and the Cringy

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Everyone’s taste in music changed over time, and the guys sat down today to map out their musical journey, starting with their very first favorite song, and how preference adapted and got more sophisticated as they aged. They also discuss the question that’s on a lot of twenty-something’s minds these days, is it okay to not emotionally attach to music like you used to? All of that after a quick recap of Thinkercon in Huntsville, Alabama.

101. The Year 2000 Mixtape Draft

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Pat moves into a new house, gets a new dog, and goes to the ER, and that’s just in the first 30 seconds. After a few mailbag questions re: the dog, and an embarrassing confession from 15 years ago, the guys launch headfirst into a year 2000 mixtape draft of their favorite songs that were released in Y2K. Make sure to check out our Apple Music and Spotify playlist of our picks from the episode. Just don’t spoil the surprise!

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Pat’s New Puppy!

Nutrish by Rachael Ray

Thinkercon

Songs of the week:

Keep This Up by The Story So Far

White Bronco by Action Bronson

Lazy Eye by The Silversun Pickups

When I’m Alone by Lissie


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100. The Paramore Episode

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The long anticipated Paramore episode is finally here, and it’s the first episode of the newly rebranded podcast. The guys dive into their past, how their albums have changed over time, the first time they listened to their music, and how the experience has changed over time. Tom digs a little bit into controversy over Misery Business, and fumbles through some of the issues with toxic masculinity in the pop punk scene.

99. Erie, PA Scene Queens

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In the most reminiscent of Reminiscent episodes, and the final show before the rebrand, Tom, Pat, and Zach take a deep dive into what it was like growing up in a small town’s booming music scene in the early 2000s. Tight pants, straight hair, and infinite breakdowns ruled everything around their playful pop punk band, but they stuck with it for 5 years and have loads of stories to tell.

98. I'm a Razzle Dazzle Boy

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Since Zach’s arrival on the show, the mailbag has been piling up. Tom doesn’t understand a question, then he doesn’t understand the next one either. The guys get into some arguments about fictional bands, Zach teaches everyone how to make Maple Syrup, we hear the first showdown of Razmataz vs. Razzle Dazzle, Zach explains a Minnesota good-bye, then they all do one before awkwardly signing off.

97. Avril Lavigne: Pop-Punk Princess, Post-Grunge Valkyrie

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Tom takes a stressful bath right before recording, and then the guys launch right into the long awaited Avril Lavigne episode with some fun facts, and both are absolutely blown away by the numbers she’s managed to pull since the dawn of her very early career. It’s clear the pop-punk princess has been taken for granted by many, but it doesn’t appear to have slowed her down.

96. The Autumn Episode, An Olfactory Overload

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Autumn is among us, and the guys talk about their favorite fall traditions, and how they’ve changed over time. One of the guys’ dads gets a little competitive when it comes to carving pumpkins, Tom gets punched in the face on Halloween, the day he first hung out with Zach 15 years ago, and Zach has controversial opinions on which Halloween candy he’d always trade up for.

95. The Body Modification Episode

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Zach joins Pat and Tom for this episode all about body modifications that was inspired by Tom watching all 3 Lord of the Rings movies back to back. Liv taylor… meowww. Tom corrects Pat about the ridiculous term “gauges”, the guys discuss Tom’s magnet finger, and they all plan out their future matching bro tats. Somehow it almost turns into a Zooey Deschanel episode at the end, but that’ll be saved for a later date.

Listen to Tom and Pat’s new podcast, Pod Carnage here

94. Post-Wedding 'Zark Party

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After a quick mailbag, the guys discuss Pat’s wedding, the weekend in the Ozarks, a honeymoon in Vancouver, and maybe they unintentionally drop some sick beats. Who knows?

93. Sam Pura on The Story So Far's New Album, "Proper Dose"

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In this special episode, Sam Pura, the owner and chief engineer at The Panda Studios, and long-time producer of The Story So Far’s records joins Tom for a really interesting conversation about all that went in to the making of their latest album, Proper Dose. The conversation covered a lot of ground, from the struggles that went into making the record, some really amazing and out-of-the-box recording techniques, the unfortunate crime that is audio engineering school, and maybe a Beatles joke or two.

92. Pod Carnage: Busy Boys

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Another episode of Pod Carnage in the books as the novella is inching ever closer to a late 2018 release. There’s so much to be done, but it’s getting very exciting now. The guys lay out what they’ve been working on, and all that there’s left to do.

91. Last Episode as an Unmarried Man

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In the last episode recorded before Pat gets married, the guys talk about last minute thoughts and vibes before the wedding. There's also a very special guest, who may or may not be human, and they shut it down with 1 final relaxation session before the wedding. What could go wrong?

 

90. The Tuscaloosa Slug Butt

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This extended mailbag episode hits on many topics never before discussed on the show. New characters are certain to make appearances in the Ron Carnage chronicles, the guys discuss their favorite American Idol contestants, voting systems, the pizza bomber, and there's even some ASMR involved. The guys from Oh, Canada stop by for a quick shout, and somehow Tom's feet are back in the news, but only 90s kids would get it. 

 

89. An Apology 10 Years in the Making

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The guys started an episode about their biggest regrets, but it quickly became obvious that one of Tom's regrets needed a full episode. First loves are hard, and Tom royally screwed his up. The way things ended has haunted him for nearly 10 years, and he digs deep into the person he was back then, and how he's taken steps to right those wrongs. 

 

88. Life is a Hole, Dig It... or Something

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Pat takes the reigns on this episode as the guys talk about hanging out this weekend (or not), the passing of his soon to be father-in-law, and Tom gets to ask Pat 5 questions about anything. Pat bears his soul for the first time, and it's glorious. 

 

87. The Worst Time to Be a Pop Punk Fan

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Tom missed his favorite band when they came through town last week, and it leads to a conversation about a weird and transitional time in a bands career where their success lands them in a weird place for fans who've been with them from the beginning. Tom tries to not sound like a hipster, Pat tells him he does, and the guys from Oh, Canada drop in to celebrate Civic Holiday. 

 

86. Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends v. Where You Want to Be

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Taking Back Sunday and their 2 hit albums Tell All Your Friends and Where You Want to be are the main topic of discussion this week, and as you probably could have guessed, the guys can't agree on which album is better. Some wild fan theories are discussed, including one of Tom's mom's (not a fan), and both recount some pivotal moments in their lives and the role that this band played. 

 

85. The Market Price For Giggles

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In the most transitional of transitional episodes, the guys discuss 2 main topics: finally publishing their novel Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy, and rebranding the podcast. Obviously, the guys can't seem to agree on a single thing, but it should be an exciting couple of months for the show. Later on, the answer some listener mail and plan their weekend in Denver this winter. 

 

84. The *NSYNC Music Video Power Hour

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One of the greatest boy bands of all time *NSYNC is the main topic of discussion this week. The guys give their usual fun facts, recount stories of when they first heard of the band, and the long disputed feud of Backstreet Boys vs. *NSYNC. Pat brings a wild theory to the table of the power struggle between JC and JT, and how it affected positioning in music videos and wild hair-dos. The guys then discuss their most popular music videos, and close it out with some more last minute wedding talk. 

Tweet at the show to let us know if you were/are team Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC. And if you're team O-town or 98degrees, just keep that to yourselves. 

 

83. New Year Resolutions Follow Up, 2018

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Tom receives a wedding postcard from his favorite podcaster, Pat learns about making Japanese iced coffee, the guys discuss the future of The Chronicles of Ron Carnage, and follow up with their New Year's Goals and Resolutions.