Baconsale
Episode 371: We Stream for Ice Cream

Episode 371: We Stream for Ice Cream

September 26, 2022
I scream, you scream, we all scream when Baconsale does a food challenge. Here’s the scoop: Joel, Kent, and Zack decided to take on the 31 flavors of Baskin-Robbins, only to discover that was just the beginning of our journey. We’ll first give the history of the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty stores and talk about our quest experiences. Then we’ll share our combined scores and reveal the bottom five and top five ice cream flavors. Listen as we tank each other’s ratings, offer some coffee confessions, and tell the tale of how one of us faced frozen death in the face and lived to talk about it.
 
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Episode 370: The Fellowship of The Lord of the Rings

Episode 370: The Fellowship of The Lord of the Rings

September 19, 2022
It's a dangerous business, listener, discussing The Lord of the Rings. You step into this subject and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. Nevertheless, we’re visiting Middle-earth once again, but this time we’re bringing a guest. Our friend Glo is joining us for this fantastical adventure where we’ll be picking answers for categories such as Best Battle, Creepiest Creature, Coolest Set Piece, Favorite Character, and Most Emotional Moment. We’re going to get a little geeky as we journey through the films & books, and we’ll expose Zack’s love for Aragorn, Kent & Glo’s opposing views of Samwise, and Joel’s hidden desire for darkness.
 
The beacons are lit! Baconsale calls for aid. Will you answer by pressing play?
Episode 369: Keeping It Casual (Dining)

Episode 369: Keeping It Casual (Dining)

September 12, 2022
Steak. Seafood. Salad. Tiering. On this episode of Baconsale, we’re ranking 24 casual dining restaurants, giving their backstories, and sharing our opinions on these enticing eateries. We’ll be discussing Denny’s, judging Johnny Rockets, reviewing Red Robin, observing Olive Garden, critiquing Chili’s, and more. Zack thinks each one of these restaurant chains is a version of Applebee’s. Kent enjoys eating adult chicken nuggets at Buffalo Wild Wings. And Joel is irate with IHOP for discontinuing the Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity.
 
Press play. Because when you’re listening, you’re family.
BaconBit: Better Call Saul Review

BaconBit: Better Call Saul Review

September 9, 2022
It’s showtime, folks! Now that Zack has finished Better Call Saul—and we’ve given you some time to watch it, too—we finally can talk about this popular TV series and whether or not it raises the bar for spin-offs. We’ll start off this BaconBit spoiler-free and give our overall impressions of the show and the main characters, and then we’ll give you fair warning before we slip into spoilers. How does it compare to Breaking Bad? Are we satisfied with Jimmy’s transformation into Saul? Did we get confused with all the time jumps? Are we satisfied with how this series ended? And why do we keep making references to the 2008 movie Hancock?
 
Press play to find out if it’s all good, man.
Episode 368: End of 2022 Movie Preview

Episode 368: End of 2022 Movie Preview

September 5, 2022
Autumn is approaching, which means it’s time for Baconsale to look toward the near cinematic future and let you know which films are coming out before the end of the year. Our leap-year host Dan is back, since Zack is on paternity leave, and he’s going to join Joel & Kent in giving five upcoming movies we want to see flop, as well as five movies we’re looking forward to. As per usual, Kent’s invited guest tends to agree with him, but not as per usual, Joel doesn’t make a lot of mainstream picks. Listen as we agree on some choices, take some pot shots at Disney and, for some reason, make allusions to rides at Lagoon.
 
Press play to fear Winnie the Pooh again.
Episode 367: Name that Film Score

Episode 367: Name that Film Score

August 29, 2022
We’ve talked about our favorite film scores before on Baconsale, but we’ve never really been tested on how well we know them. That’s why our friend Allison is joining us on this episode. She’s created a quiz featuring some of the greatest modern composers & epic movie soundtracks, and it’s up to Zack, Kent, and Joel to bring their A-game. And with a Skor bar on the line as the prize, the stakes have never been higher. Listen as Kent feigns ignorance, Joel gets some pity points, and Zack proves his Disney prowess.
 
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Episode 366: Bad-to-School Outfits

Episode 366: Bad-to-School Outfits

August 22, 2022
The school year is starting again at Baconsale High, which means it’s time for Joel, Kent & Zack to go back-to-school shopping. However, the clothes we’re picking from are some of the most regrettable fashion choices in history—submitted by you. And our moms aren’t here to help us this time. We’re going to be assigned our outfits at random, using the tried & true M.A.S.H. method. Listen as we do our best to keep Zack honest, Joel confesses he has outfit blindness, and we’d remember Kent’s name if he just wore something more memorable.
 
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Episode 365: Battle of the Boy Bands

Episode 365: Battle of the Boy Bands

August 15, 2022
Everybody! (Yeeeaaah?) On this episode of Baconsale, we’re pitting the best vocal harmonies and choreographed dance moves against each other to see which boy band is the best of all! Step by Step, we’ll discuss the history of each group, recap their Dynamite hits and, One Way or Another, make a decision about who has come to the End of the Road. It might be easy as ABC for you, but The Hardest Thing for us is saying Bye Bye Bye to groups that had some great songs. Nevertheless, I Swear we’re going to finish this All or Nothing tournament in a single episode, No Matter What.
Is This the End of this episode blurb? Yes. Now press play like Every Other Time.
 
Download our official boy band bracket at Baconsale.com so you can play along at home.
Episode 364: The Parents Guide Game 2

Episode 364: The Parents Guide Game 2

August 8, 2022
Since it already swept the nation once, Baconsale has decided to take a second swing at the Parents Guide Game! Kent, Joel, and Zack have each brought 10 secret movies to the table, and the only clues they are allowed to give each other come from the Parents Guide on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). We invite you to play along and see if you can guess the answer before we can. You can even come up with ridiculous buzzers with backstories of your own. As a reminder, Baconsale is a family friendly podcast, but we will be discussing questionable parts of these films in a humorous manner on this episode, so parental discretion is somewhat advised, especially when we talk about Harry Potter.
 
Press play to learn why Zack is happiness.
Episode 363: In Defense of Indiana Jones’ Crystal Skull

Episode 363: In Defense of Indiana Jones’ Crystal Skull

August 1, 2022
I've got a bad feeling about this. Baconsale is doing another episode where they have to defend something that is generally disliked, and this time it’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Indy’s fourth adventure isn’t looked upon as kindly as the original trilogy, but it’s up to Joel, Kent, and Zack to accentuate the positives in this movie (which came out before Mamma Mia) or else there will be whippings. We do allow ourselves a few breaks from staring into the hollow eyes of interdimensional beings in order to stay sane, otherwise we’re plowing ahead in this CG jungle of positivity. However, watch out for sharp bangs, swinging monkeys, goopy ants, Kent monologues, double-sided blow darts, cartoon prairie dogs, and selective magnetism.
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