Baconsale: Hickory-Smoked Pop Culture
Episode 206: GoT Game of Thrones?

Episode 206: GoT Game of Thrones?

May 27, 2019

Valar morghulis! On this episode of Baconsale, we're discussing a small, hipster TV series you probably haven't heard of: Game of Thrones. Kent is a big fan of the show, Joel watched the entire thing once (edited) and Jacob gave up after the first season. However, this episode is NOT a scene-by-scene breakdown of the story. In fact, it's pretty spoiler-free (and family friendly). Instead, we're talking to those people who HAVEN'T watched this cultural phenomenon, and we're asking the question, "why not?" We hope you enjoy this introduction to the world of Westeros.

Press play to finally understand what people mean when they say, "Winter is coming."
BaconBit: Aladdin (2019) Review

BaconBit: Aladdin (2019) Review

May 24, 2019

Make way for Fresh Prince Ali! We're ready to review one of the latest cash-grabs, er, we mean live-action remakes of a Disney animated classic. This time, however, it was Jacob and Kent who saw the new movie, while Joel didn't. Will Naomi Scott's performance as Jasmine charm the guys? Or will Will Smith's blue CGI face get in the way? And, if for some reason, you're worried about spoilers, don't worry—the first 10 minutes are spoiler-free.

Press play, because you ain't never heard a BaconBit like this!

Episode 205: Pet Shop Tiers

Episode 205: Pet Shop Tiers

May 20, 2019

It's finally time for the episode the listener has been waiting for: Baconsale is tiering pets! Please. Contain your excitement. We're taking 22 domesticated animals (Wait! 23! We totally forgot about monkeys!) and ranking them as a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 pet. We also share some stories about our history with pets. Jacob feels rodents are useless, Joel thinks horses are a little creepy, and somehow every discussion ends up relating to Kent's dating life.

Press play to hear us argue like cats and dogs!

BaconBit: Baconsale Burger Wrap-Up

BaconBit: Baconsale Burger Wrap-Up

May 17, 2019

Again, we have no idea how this actually happened, but people actually showed up to meet us at our From Scratch event this past Saturday. Actually, most of the people came for the free Baconsale Burger, but we were still happy to see them. And on this BaconBit, we'll discuss behind-the-scenes thoughts, our experiences meeting the listener, and possible events in the future. Oh, and we recorded your shout-outs and will be playing them at the end of the show.

Press play to hear how Kent, Joel and Jacob feel it all went.

Episode 204: Illuminati Confirmed!

Episode 204: Illuminati Confirmed!

May 13, 2019

Now what Baconsale is about to say may sound a little crazy, but today we're talking about conspiracy theories with our guest, Scott Sprague. And the truths we're exposing in this episode cover everything from Home Alone to royal vampires to celebrity clones to child abductions. It's all connected! WARNING! This subject matter gets pretty heavy at times, especially when we're discussing true crimes like the case of JonBenét Ramsey. It's not explicit, but it's definitely intense, and Joel feels obligated to try and lighten the mood with dad jokes.

So put on your tinfoil hats and press play!

Episode 203: 2019 Summer Movie Preview

Episode 203: 2019 Summer Movie Preview

May 6, 2019

Now that the Endgame has ended, it's time for Baconsale to talk about the other movies coming out this summer. Kent wants you to appreciate his hipster film picks, Joel seems to have a grudge against Disney, and Jacob audibly judges both of them. Also, for the sake of the children, whenever potentially questionable words are brought up, the guys try S-P-E-L-ling them out. However, sometimes that makes the word sound even less family friendly. Whoops.

Press play and allow us to cinematically guide you through May to August of 2019.

Episode 202: Across the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Episode 202: Across the Marvel Cinematic Universe

April 29, 2019

The Infinity Saga has reached its conclusion, therefore it's time for Baconsale to rank all 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from worst to best. Kent, Joel and Jacob have combined their individual rankings into one Baconsale-approved list and now they have to live with the consequences. Joel will try his best to keep Kent and Jacob from being too negative, but it's an uphill battle. And while there are spoilers for some of the older movies, don't worry, we banished all the spoilers for Avengers: Endgame to our BaconBit review of that film.

Press play and play along as we take a stroll down Marvel memory lane.

BaconBit: Avengers: Endgame Review

BaconBit: Avengers: Endgame Review

April 26, 2019

Since Avengers: Endgame is over three hours long, we decided that we could make this BaconBit a little longer than normal. The first 15 minutes are spoiler-free, but then we get into what happens in this film, who lives, who dies and which plot points don't make a lot of sense (wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff). Will this finally be the Marvel movie that wins Kent over? Or will it simply confirm what he's always felt about this franchise?

Avenge the fallen. Press play.

Episode 201: We Need to Talk About Kate

Episode 201: We Need to Talk About Kate

April 22, 2019

We've talked about the lovely and talented Ms. Kate Beckinsale many times on Baconsale, but we've never really discussed her movies...until now! Join Kent, Joel and Jacob as they tell her story in their thick and sultry voices, and then rank her top five and bottom five films. We even got up on our tiptoes to find a film that Ms. Beckinsale would probably like to forget about. *insert creepy laugh here*

Press play to hear Kate Beckinsale introduce a Baconsale episode about Kate Beckinsale.

BaconBit: The Baconsale Burger

BaconBit: The Baconsale Burger

April 19, 2019

We have no idea how this actually happened, but we invented a hamburger that they're actually going to serve at an actual restaurant in Salt Lake called From Scratch. And you'll be able to get your actual hands on The Baconsale Burger for FREE during our event on May 11, 2019—all you have to do is download the GrubPass app and show it to an employee when you order that day. Plus, Kent, Joel and Jacob will be hanging out at From Scratch from 4 - 6 p.m. (MDT), so come join us for some free food and quasi-enjoyable conversation.

Now press play to hear all the juicy details, including a live taste test of vegan pasta. Wait, what?