Baconsale: Hickory-Smoked Pop Culture
Episode 282: Cable, IMAX, Erase – Fun Dip

Episode 282: Cable, IMAX, Erase – Fun Dip

November 30, 2020
You may have heard us play Cable, IMAX, Erase on Baconsale before, but never like this. Yes, for the first few rounds we’re going to take three movies and decide which one we’d watch in theaters, which one we’d watch on standard-definition television, and which one we’d erase from existence. However, then we’re going to change things up and adapt the game to food, bands, candy, actors & actresses, restaurants, and more! Joel tries his best to be the villain, but Kent steals the crown back pretty quickly. And watch out for when Zack attacks!
Press play to hear us hem & haw about decisions that don’t really have any consequences.
Episode 281: Time to Talk Turkey

Episode 281: Time to Talk Turkey

November 23, 2020
Imagine that it’s Thanksgiving. You’re at the serving table. Which foods get the prime real estate on your dinner plate? That’s the question we’re asking today on Baconsale. Kent, Joel, and Zack are going to tier turkey, rank rolls, score stuffing, grade gravy, criticize cranberry sauce, and put pie in its place with the help of our special guest, Jennifer Kielkowski. We’ll also discuss the history of Turkey Day, share family traditions, and give a few fun facts with the leftover time.
Please pass the potatoes and press play.
Episode 280: You Wanna Pizza Me?

Episode 280: You Wanna Pizza Me?

November 16, 2020
Back in 2016, we ranked popular pizza chains, but on this episode we’re bringing it home and popping it in the oven because Baconsale is ranking frozen pizzas. We’ve tested & ranked 25 popular pizza brands and scientifically identified the top five best and the bottom five worst. We’ve included thin crusts, rising crusts, gluten-free crusts, and everything in between. We also have a saucy discussion about the history of frozen pizza, our experiences with the taste testing, governmental cheese regulation, what “uncured pepperoni” means, and Zack’s lack of enthusiasm for this freezer favorite.
Preheat your device to 400 degrees, then press play!
Episode 279: The Best One-Hit Wonder of the 2000s (Tournament Finals)

Episode 279: The Best One-Hit Wonder of the 2000s (Tournament Finals)

November 9, 2020
Hey There Delilah, it’s time for Baconsale to Crank That bracket of 2000s songs from the Around the World (La La La La La) and declare an ultimate winner! As we’re Ridin’ along, no band or artist is Bulletproof, because the one-hit wonder police are here to Shake It up a bit. When some music match-ups Collide, it’s a bit of a Paralyzer for Kent, Joel, and Zack. Nevertheless, The Boys of Summer will press forward and make the difficult decisions as they comb through A Thousand Miles of random facts. And of course, as is to be expected, things get a little Crazy.
Go on. Go on. Leave me Breathless by pressing play.
And you can download your own advanced 2000s one-hit wonder at Baconsale.com.
Episode 278: Tournament of 2000s One-Hit Wonders

Episode 278: Tournament of 2000s One-Hit Wonders

November 2, 2020
Who Let the Dogs Out? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to try to figure out Right Now. On this episode of Baconsale, we’re talking about one-hit wonders of the 2000s. Everytime We Touch one of these music tournaments, people get a little Headstrong and say we made them have a Bad Day. Nevertheless, we’re going to advance one round on our bracket this time, and after a few Days Go By, we’ll do another episode where we’ll determine which song wins All or Nothing.
Wherever You Will Go, Crush that play button, Butterfly!
Download our official 2000s one-hit wonder bracket at Baconsale.com.
Episode 277: Fictional True Crime

Episode 277: Fictional True Crime

October 26, 2020
It was a dark and stormy night, and Kent, Joel, and Jacob are hunkered down in the Baconcave, ready to bring you horrifying true crime stories to end this Halloween season. Beware, the tales we share may be a bit too intense for children, but we’ll still try to keep things as family friendly as we can…while discussing murder. Along the way, [INSERT RUNNING GAGS FROM THE EPISODE]
Press play to [INSERT INSIDE JOKE]
[SCHEDULED TO PUBLISH ON 10/26]
BaconBit: The Haunting of Bly Manor Review

BaconBit: The Haunting of Bly Manor Review

October 23, 2020
Two years after The Haunting of Hill House terrified Kent and Joel, Netflix has released the second story in this eerie anthology, The Haunting of Bly Manor. But will this sequel series be as scary as we supposed? We’ll keep the first part of this review spoiler-free, so even if you haven’t seen it yet, you can still listen to this BaconBit. After that, we’ll discuss all nine episodes and give our opinions on the story, the characters, and the way the story is told.
It’s you. It’s me. It’s Baconsale. Press play.
Episode 276: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

Episode 276: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

October 19, 2020
Attention, earthlings! You are not alone in this universe. Baconsale is here to talk to you about aliens, visitors from another planet, invaders from outer space, little green men, Greys, Reptilians, Nordics, or whatever else you want to call them. After briefly sharing their personal beliefs and stories about extra-terrestrial encounters, Kent, Joel, and Zack are going to discuss the history of UFO sightings and alien abductions. We’re also going to zap through as many alien invasion movies as we possibly can, giving the good ones our stamp of approval.
The truth is out there. Now, press play before the government can cover up this episode. And keep watching the skies!
Episode 275: Decade Dance—2000s Horror Edition

Episode 275: Decade Dance—2000s Horror Edition

October 12, 2020
On this episode of Baconsale, we’re making The Descent into horror once again with a new Decade Dance. This time, our Final Destination is a list of the ten best scary movies released between 2000 and 2009, brought to you by Shaun of the Dead. And as we go Behind the Mask on these freaky flicks, we see Signs that Zack has actually seen (Saw?) one or two of the picks on our lists, but not most of The Others. And please don’t hold a Grudge that Joel forgets about a heavy hitter in the horror game. He’s still kicking himself that he Mist (missed?) that one.
Don’t wait seven days, press play now!
Episode 274: Horror Movie Training

Episode 274: Horror Movie Training

October 5, 2020
Joel’s a big fan of scary movies, and he wants his children to appreciate them, as well, so he’s created a four-phase training program to introduce his offspring to the horror genre. It’s not just for kids, though. This evolving spreadsheet of 80 frightening films could be for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the spooky swimming pool. Kent was thrown into the deep end as a kid and has his opinions about the flicks that Joel picked, while Zack is a horror novice who isn’t afraid of clowns, however he’s terrified of lady Gremlins.
Press play to be another one of Joel’s guinea pigs in this Baconsale classroom of terror!
And visit Baconsale.com to see the spreadsheet we discuss in this episode.

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