June 18, 2018
You know what the cure for the summertime blues is? Baconsale! Today we're discussing (and sometimes singing) the biggest summer tunes from 1960 to 2017. Kent and Joel have each picked their favorite & least favorite hits from each decade, along with an alternate #1 song of their choice—based on Billboard data, personal preference and imaginary Jeep rides with the boys.
Press play to enjoy the sounds of summer and to hear how many times Joel references "Weird Al" Yankovic.
June 15, 2018
Last year, we pitted nice fictional fathers against each other in a battle to the death. However, we saved the most deadly dads from TV for this year's tournament! We've got the paternal figures from Breaking Bad, Alias, The Sopranos, 24, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Arrow and Supernatural on this mini bracket ready to duke it out and see who will be the last man standing.
Press play to enjoy this bonus round of TV dad mayhem!
And print your own Killer TV Dad Bracket at baconsale.com.
June 11, 2018
Grab some gillyweed, because Baconsale is doing a deep dive into the Harry Potter film franchise! Jacob has come up with more than 100 ridiculously specific questions about The Prisoner of Azkaban (we're talking "How many crows are there in Hagrid's pumpkin patch?" kind of stuff) and Kent & Joel are going head-to-head to see who can remember more from their multiple viewings. And with two chile verde burritos on the line, the stakes have never been higher!
So, first watch the third Harry Potter movie and then press play!
June 4, 2018
M is for the many times we've tried to do this show
O is for how overjoyed our moms are to say hello
T is for the topics we picked for them to talk about
H is for how hard it was to not interrupt or shout
E is for the embarrassing stories they told, to our dismay
R is for our respect & love for Abby, Fraya and Renae
Press play to learn more about the Baconsale boys than you probably want to!
May 28, 2018
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K, because Baconsale is doing another round of ranking high school movies. This time, however, our Final Destination is supernatural, sci-fi and horror films. But before you start to Scream, [Your Name], you should know that this isn't a Freaky (Friday) Halloween episode. We've also included beloved classics like Harry Potter, Back to the Future and Encino Man, as well as box office phenomenons like the Twilight Saga and I Am Number Four.
So whether you are The Hot Chick in your school, one of The Lost Boys or even a member of The Faculty, press play to feel like you're 17 Again.
May 21, 2018
In every television series a peak is created: one season in all the show, a chosen one. It alone can wield the strength and skill to fully entertain Kent, Joel and the ever-coughing Jacob. Baconsale is talking TV today, and we're picking our favorite seasons of 20 popular TV shows, including Friends, Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, Battlestar Galactica, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, The Office and The X-Files.
So dig through your couch cushions, find the remote control, and press play!
May 14, 2018
Okay, listener, this show is your fault. You voted and have forced us do an episode where we have to defend Michael Bay, even though we may not want to. Kaboom! However, Kent and Joel brought in Dan Farnsworth, a friend of the show and a legitimate fan of movies like Transformers, The Rock, The Island, Bad Boys and even Pearl Harbor to help us stay positive and not constantly point out how this director's movies are often nothing but car chases, CGI and explosions. Kaboom!
So crank up the epic music, throw in some lens flares and press that play button in slow motion. Kaboom!
May 7, 2018
Uh-oh! Looks like somebody's got a case of the Mondays! Don't worry, Baconsale is here to get you through the workday with our office etiquette show! Jacob, Joel and Sprinkles are ready to give the final ruling on things like cooking fish in the break room microwave, sitting on people's desks and "private" cubicle conversations. We'll also tackle broader topics like dating in the workplace and how work acquaintances can become real friends. In fact, the greatest weakness of this episode is that we work too hard, we care too much, and we're too invested in this podcast.
Now put in your headphones so you don't disturb your coworkers and press play!
April 30, 2018
Listen in your world as we podcast in ours, because today we're talking about the original PlayStation console. Kent and Joel have created a list of their favorite PS1 games and are going to do their best not to geek out too much—although there are times when things get emotional. Join us as we explore with Lara Croft, fly high with Spyro the Dragon and try to not get frustrated with Crash Bandicoot.
What are you waiting for? Press play…station.
April 27, 2018
Jacob is hanging out with Ant-Man and Hawkeye, so it's just Joel and Kent reviewing the superhero ensemble that is Avengers: Infinity War. Kent has had his issues with Marvel movies in the past, but will his avoidance of spoilers increase his enjoyment of this one? And will Joel simply be wowed by the sheer scale of this culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Don't worry, the first 15 minutes of this review is completely spoiler-free. Thanos demands you press play!