There was new Pokémon announcements so Elite Full Restore is BACK to discuss with special guest Kiko (@royalpizzaboy). Talking primarily about the new Diamond and Pearl remakes and Pokémon Legends Arceus, Game Freak's design philosophy and how it's funny that Post Malone said "sex" in an officially-sanctioned Pokémon concert. Our art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. The closing theme was Acacia by BUMP OF CHICKEN, whose delightful Pokémon-themed music video can be found here.
• Elite Full Restore
• The Field Guide to Canadiana
• Henry Kissinger Is Pokemon Going To Die
• Giants Confirmed
• Tuning Fork
As part of a feature on They Might Be Giants podcasts for Kent State's publication The Burr, Matt and Trevor were interviewed by Grace Marie Burton about why they love the band and what made them want to podcast about them in particular. We've included the audio of the interview in full as it's been a while since the last episode and it's always nice to have Content.
Our friend James rejoins us to talk about one of his favorites, 2011's w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs. Merrill Garbus has a whole lot of her personal politics come out in the lyrics of this album...moreso than any of us remembered. Some of it works, some of it is going in our cringe compilation. David | Matt | James | Tuning Fork
We're back, baby! This time we're looking at Grizzly Bear's first full-band album from 2006, Yellow House. We're joined by Brannon from New Nintendo Podcast XL and Children's Television Workshop. This is the one where Ed Droste says he is the asshole and Chris Taylor crams the album chock fulla ghosts. David | Matt | Brannon | Tuning Fork
Well, we made it. We finished Sex and the City 2, bringing us to the very end of the series. Once again we're joined by boyfriend of the show Matt to yell and agonize about the "plot," which managed to be even worse than in the first half of the movie. But even if this movie destroyed our souls and ruined our lives, we at least got to theorize about evil Aidan and bisexual Steve. Thank you to our listeners for making it to the end with us! We have one more episode coming out before we start our new…
We're back again, and about time too! And this time we're in the mood! The mood to question why Sex and the City 2 was ever fucking made, that is. Also we're FINALLY joined by Noisespace overlord, boyfriend of the show, podcast boy himself... Matt! You've been wondering when he would finally appear, and here he is. Here to help us unpack the racism movie. But honestly we barely even touch on the racism part of the movie because we're only discussing the first half of SATC2, where absolutely nothing of importance happens. Join us next week for part...2!
Well, the election happened I guess! Matt, Sara and Val talk about that for a bit before John heard us talking about Indigenous issues without him and joined us for an update on the Mi'kmaq lobster fisheries. Also Canada's stupidest culture war is back with a vengeance! Featuring: Matt, Sara, Val and special guest John. Edited by Matt. Intro: The Taxpayers - Evil Men Outro: Gabe Gundacker - Wii Volleyball
We got double Minnesota action on this one. Charlie from Live Free, Twi Hard joins us to discuss that most important album of the year 2000 if you were a sad teen, Fevers And Mirrors by Bright Eyes. Conor Oberst does a lot of warbling about Russian space stations on this one and somehow we end up talking about that goddamn Quizno's commercial again. Join us, won't you? David | Matt | Charlie Tuning Fork
And lo, as the sun sets across the horizon, a chill shivers down your spine - you know, undoubtedly, that Schlocktober has descended upon you yet again, and there is nothing you can do to impede its ceaseless march. For you're fully aware that any attempt to do so would be an extreme breach of the terms of service. Y'know, like an app? Like in the movie Countdown, where there's an app that kills you? We had the Noisespace king Matt (@mattgcn) and queen Stephanie (@ageofoddish) on to talk about the movie whose elevator pitch was certainly nothing more than…
Jordan from Juergen' It, Like A Podcast, and Slappers Only joins us to talk about some bearded white men and their tendency to pronounce words incorrectly. There's some discussion of losing your Melee save file, stuff about Mumford And Sons, and of course dancing shirtless with a saxophone. And who could forget Dad Johnny Wet? David | Matt | Jordan Tuning Fork