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!
April 23, 2018
Tier on! If you were suddenly given a superpower, what would you do with it? In this episode, Baconsale is tiering some of the most famous superpowers from movies, TV and comic books. And as we rank such powers as teleportation, flight, shape-shifting and super breath, we learn that Joel is a scaredy cat, and Kent would turn into a supervillain even with a tier 3 ability.
Feel that? That's us using telekinesis to get you to press that play button.
April 16, 2018
Let's get down to business! It's time for Baconsale to talk about (and sing about) Disney music. For this episode, we have created a list of categories such as best villain song, most irritating song, saddest song and song that is better than the movie. After some reflection, Kent and Joel must go the distance and pick a winner for each one. Meanwhile, Jacob must be feeling the love tonight because he is very generous with his point giving.
Want to play along? Be our guest! Press play and become part of our world. However, if we don't pick the Disney song you would have picked, just let it go.
April 13, 2018
The war ain't over yet! After battling among themselves, Sam, Spencer and newly crowned Listener Adrienne are now ready to take on Joel and Kent. Jacob has created a quiz that will test the pop culture knowledge (and the patience) of everyone in the room, but there can only be one winner. And with Taco Bell gift cards on the line, the stakes have literally never been higher!
Press play to hear the final boss battle on our anniversary show of Baconsale!
April 9, 2018
Okay, listener, it's time to crown the new Listener! We're celebrating our 150th episode by bringing on three highly competitive contestants (Sam, Adrienne & Spencer) and having them duke it out in a battle of trivial pop culture facts and random Baconsale trivia. Sam has held the title for the last year, but will he be able to survive 10 rounds of questions created by Jacob, the Reverse Listener (praise shim!), Joel and Kent?
Listen and play along as we discuss Star Wars, band names, My Little Pony, death and out-of-context quotes on our 3rd anniversary episode of Baconsale!
April 2, 2018
We've given Kate Beckinsale (Bacon number of 2) a lot of love on our show, but now it's time for us to give our podcast's other namesake, Kevin Bacon, time to shine. Kent and Joel (Bacon number of 3) are each going to talk about their least favorite Kevin Bacon movies. Then they're going to combine their powers and give you a list of Baconsale-approved Bacon films. Plus, as an added bonus, we even play a game of Baconsale live on this episode.
Stop your Tremors! Cut Footloose and press play!