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Episode 352: The Gilmore Guys (and a Girl)

Episode 352: The Gilmore Guys (and a Girl)

May 16, 2022
If you're out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is listen to this episode, and your spirits will be lifted, because today we’re talking about Gilmore Girls! Joel loves this popular TV series—even though he doesn’t pronounce some of the names correctly—and he’s grateful that our guest, Aleesha, finally made this topic happen on Baconsale. Meanwhile, Kent is a little more cynical (much like Luke Danes), and Zack is getting his opinions IM-ed to him from his wife. Enjoy as we talk very rapidly about the basic storyline, gossip about Lorelai’s and Rory’s relationships, and even reenact a couple scenes from the show.
 
Press play to be introduced to the residents of Stars Hollow.
Episode 351: We Ate Everything at KFC

Episode 351: We Ate Everything at KFC

May 9, 2022
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Baconsale has conquered yet another restaurant: KFC. We’ve eaten every Kentucky Fried item on the menu, and we’re ready to talk turkey …er, chicken. Zack is a recent convert to the Colonel’s secret recipe, while Joel fears the franchise closest to his home, and Kent has tender feelings about thighs. We’ll also be chatting about our latest menu quest experience, discussing the history of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and giving answers for such categories as Best Cut, Worst Side, Guilty Pleasure, and Original Recipe vs. Extra Crispy. Listen as we uncover possible strawberry lemonade conspiracies, reveal one host’s gravy obsession, and explain the benefits of sheep’s bladders.
 
Stop licking the 11 herbs & spices off your fingers and press play!
BaconBit: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

BaconBit: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

May 6, 2022
Hello, Listener! This BaconBit is from another dimension where Kent & Joel are the only hosts of Baconsale. Okay, in reality, Zack hasn’t seen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness yet, so he left to avoid any spoilers. However, the first 15 minutes of our review is spoiler-free, so he could have stuck around, if he wanted to. But does this latest installment of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe create too much madness? Or will it strangely please one of the MCU’s most vocal critics?
 
Press play to hear our issues with Basketball Quarterback’s hair.
BaconBit: Team Listener vs. Team JK (2022)

BaconBit: Team Listener vs. Team JK (2022)

May 4, 2022
With a new Listener crowned, it’s time for all three contestants to combine their forces against the undefeated-ish Team JK. Listen as Zack tests who has the quicker buzzer finger and the most correct answers on TV trivia, video game history, literary queries, chess facts, and far too many math questions (according to Joel & Kent). Will Team JK prove their dominance once again? Or will Team Listener rise to the occasion?
 
Whether you live in Genovia, Genosha, or Geonosis, press play!
Episode 350: Our 350th Episode!

Episode 350: Our 350th Episode!

May 2, 2022
Now that we’ve passed Supernatural in number of episodes, it’s time for Baconsale to celebrate our anniversary show! Spencer, the former Listener, has graciously resigned from his position. This left a power vacuum, which is being courageously contended for by three respectable replacements: Valerie, Mark, and Chad. Listen as we quiz our contestants on highest-grossing movies, Behind the Bacon trivia, chiptune covers, poorly sung one-hit wonders, and of course, the game of Baconsale.
 
Press play to give golf claps at Blake’s Barber Shop.
Episode 349: 2022 Summer Movie Preview

Episode 349: 2022 Summer Movie Preview

April 25, 2022
Summer just gets earlier and earlier in theaters, doesn’t it? On this episode of Baconsale, we’re going to guide you through the next four months or so, and let you know which movies we’re excited for and which movies we want to bomb (and have wanted to bomb for the past couple years). We’ll be spiteful, we’ll be hopeful, and occasionally some breaking news bulletins come across our desk. Does Kent’s love for A24 have any boundaries? Is Jordan Peele the new M. Night Shyamalan? Are our picks going to be released in theaters or on streaming? Does anyone remember Marcel the Shell with Shoes On?
 
Nope. Press play!
Episode 348: Twinner Winner – More Song Titles

Episode 348: Twinner Winner – More Song Titles

April 18, 2022
We had so much fun putting similarly titled songs head-to-head last time, that we’ve decided to do another 22 rounds of mini musical matchups. And this time, Baconsale is going to prove how hip they are to kids’ music these days, because we’re including such hits as “All I Want,” “Dynamite,” “Somebody to Love,” and “Sugar.” We’ll try our best to not confuse you about which song we’re talking about, but we can’t guarantee that Zack will use words like triple and quadruple—that’s just too easy. We’ll also retire a couple songs, and we all get kicked off the show at some point.
 
Press play to waffle down with the twin-twins.
Episode 347: Look Who’s Talking about Bruce Willis

Episode 347: Look Who’s Talking about Bruce Willis

April 11, 2022
We’re going The Whole Nine Yards on this episode of Baconsale and discussing everything from when Bruce Willis was The Kid with the stutter to our shattered feelings about Glass. Joel, Kent, and our friend Emily are going to pick answers for 12 Monkeys, er… 10 categories from Bruce’s many film & TV roles, based on The Sixth Sense we each have. Sometimes we’re Split, and our picks are Unbreakable, so we’ll Die Hard before we agree with the others. Other times, our choices are taken Hostage by other Bandits at the table, which pushes us Over the Hedge, and we start seeing RED. Either way, we hope you accept us as your Surrogates for making these decisions.
 
Press play to initiate podcast Armageddon!
Episode 346: Baconsale-Approved Restaurant Etiquette

Episode 346: Baconsale-Approved Restaurant Etiquette

April 4, 2022
Hi, welcome to Baconsale! How many are in your party? On this episode, we’re discussing dining etiquette, with Kent offering the dating perspective, Joel speaking as a parent of many children, and Zack giving his thoughts as a former food service employee (and table tickler). We’re also going to read some of your recommended restaurant rules and let you know which ones we think are well-done and which opinions are rare. Plus, we’ll supply you with pro dining tips and discuss which eating establishments are collar-worthy.
 
Press play to fall on the wrong food sword.
BaconBit: The Pet Show

BaconBit: The Pet Show

April 1, 2022
It’s time you got to know Baconsale a little better, because we’ve invited some special guests on this BaconBit: our pets! Listen as Cruz, Quigley, and Stella speak the truth about their respective owners, while Kent, Joel, and Zack just have to sit there and take it. Our canine and feline guests don’t stay for very long, though, because they’ve got places to go and people to sniff. However, we hope you enjoy this brief insight into our lives on the first day of April.
 
Press play to drop it! And by “it,” we mean this episode.
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