106. The Stacy's Mom Power Hour

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The music video for Stacy’s Mom is problematic at best, and the guys get down to the bottom of it. There’s a lot of speculation over what Stacy’s mother does for work, if the young boy is running a reputable landscaping company or just filling in for a few mows, and whether or not Stacy herself is deserving of his love. Adam Schlesinger strikes again in this hit single from the early 2000s.

105. The Sum 41 Hour of Power

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The Sum 41 special is finally here, and its dedicated it in it’s entirety to Amanda. If you’re anyone other than the Queen herself, please stop reading now. The guys can’t help but compare Sum 41 to Blink-182, which leads to a lengthy discussion on can they be compared, and more importantly, SHOULD they be compared. They then blew open a conspiracy about the bedrock in Ajax, Ontario possibly being too high to support inground pools, leading Zach to believe that the music video for In Too Deep was shot out of the country, and if true, can the band be trusted? Are they even Canadian? Who am I?

104. Post-Egyptian Rock Christmas Ballads

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We were born into the worst era of music, and our 00-10s Christmas music playlist is the final nail in the coffin on that argument. The guys discuss what Google claims are the most notable songs from the decade, and throw in a few of their favorites as well.

103. The Click Five: Monsters of Power Pop, An Oral History of "Just the Girl"

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The Click Five was an anomaly that needed to be discussed on this show at some point. The research from this episode lead the guys to the discovery of a legendary song writer Adam Schlesinger, a hero from the early 2000s who’s had a strong hand in several of our favorite songs from the era. The episode gets really fun with an embarrassingly in depth analysis of the music video, as well as the lyrics for the breakout (and only) hit, Just the Girl.

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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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.