Baconsale
Episode 308: We Ate Everything at Subway

Episode 308: We Ate Everything at Subway

June 21, 2021
Why did Baconsale eat every item on the Subway menu? Because it was there. And because, believe it or not, Subway is the largest fast-food restaurant chain in the world! It was quite the feat to conquer this Mt. Everest of menu quests, but Kent, Joel & Zack did it, and now they’re ready to talk about their favorite and least favorite sandwiches, salads, protein bowls, wraps, sauces, breads, and toppings. We’ll also discuss the company’s history, glitchy app ordering, warm ranch aversion, and napkin experiences.
Do you want to eat fresh? Then press play, sandwich artists!
BaconBit: In the Heights Review

BaconBit: In the Heights Review

June 18, 2021
Did you see In the Heights when it first premiered on stage in 2005? Or did you wait until Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical hit Broadway in 2008? Regardless, the film adaptation is in theaters now and on HBO Max, so Baconsale is ready to review it. Zack has been a fan of the music for a while, whereas Joel & Kent are new to this story. And the first part of this review is spoiler-free, so even if you haven’t seen the movie, you can still hear our thoughts on it.
Piragua! There are 96,000 reasons to press play.
Episode 307: Jingles All the Way

Episode 307: Jingles All the Way

June 14, 2021
Gimme a break! Is Baconsale really going to spend an entire episode talking about old commercial jingles? Uh-huh! After all, we don’t want to grow up. And fresh goes better with friends fresh & full of life, which is why Kent & Joel are joined by our guest Teri, who’s more than just a “filler” for Zack. Join us as we pick short, catchy tunes for such categories as Best Toy Jingle, Most Annoying, Most Enduring, and Won’t Leave Your Head. We would apologize for the earworms, but we had to suffer through them, too.
Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too? Then press play!
Episode 306: Queen Will Rock You

Episode 306: Queen Will Rock You

June 7, 2021
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Baconsale is dedicating an entire episode to the legendary British band, Queen. This classic rock group has A Kind of Magic that’s hard to explain, and we’re Under Pressure because there’s a lot of musical ground to cover, but The Show Must Go On. We’ll be starting with the history of the band, and then we’ll wait for the Hammer to Fall as we each rank our top five and bottom five Queen songs. Zack has some more controversial takes, Kent keeps talking about “the movie,” and Joel exposes some shocking subliminal messages.
Keep Yourself Alive by pressing play, and Play the Game along with us.
BaconBit: A Quiet Place Part II Review

BaconBit: A Quiet Place Part II Review

June 4, 2021
Shhhhhh! A Quiet Place was one of Baconsale’s favorite horror films of the past decade, so they were understandably skeptical about a sequel. But will A Quiet Place Part II silence their fears? Listen as we review this movie, yet can’t seem to get any of the characters’ names right. Joel also attempts some sign language, which is always great content for an audio show. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you can listen carefully to this first part of this BaconBit, which is safe from spoilers.
Watch out for bear traps, and press play!
Episode 305: The Great Podcast Caper

Episode 305: The Great Podcast Caper

May 31, 2021
Okay. Here’s the plan: Zack wants to steal the seven Batmobiles hidden in the Warner Bros. vaults beneath Mount Rushmore (just go with it). He’s looking to hire some professionals to help him accomplish this impossible mission. It’s up to Joel and Kent to each pick a team of characters from popular heist movies to fill traditional roles such as The Leader, The Hacker, The Driver & The Thief. Zack must then choose which group he’s going to go with. But watch out! There are a few hidden moles that could ruin Baconsale’s entire operation with their double-crossing.
Press play to hear generic IMDb plot descriptions mixed with explosive action!
BaconBit: Cruella Review

BaconBit: Cruella Review

May 28, 2021
Listener, darling! Disney has given us another live-action origin story of one of its iconic villains, and Baconsale is here to debate whether or not Cruella’s got what it takes. We’ll discuss the performances from the two Emmas, the stylized look of the film, the elaborate camera work, the ever-present narration, and the presumably expensive soundtrack. And don’t worry, even if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you can listen to our spoiler-free review at the beginning to determine if you should see this in theaters or shell out the cash to see it early on Disney Plus.
Press play to join our introductory discussion: Cruella de Vil 101.
Episode 304: The Future is Past

Episode 304: The Future is Past

May 24, 2021
Setting a film in the future is a risky move because, one day, the future becomes the past. And on this episode of Baconsale, we’re talking about movies such as Mad Max, Back to the Future Part II, and Johnny Mnemonic which boldly attempted to predict what the world would be like in distant years of 1985, 2015, and 2021. Our friend Ryan is here to join us in judging how accurate these movies were and to help us decide when the peak time was for certain actors.
Press play to hear us keep things light & fluffy while discussing political overreach and post-apocalyptic worlds.
Episode 303: Betcha Can’t Tier Just One!

Episode 303: Betcha Can’t Tier Just One!

May 17, 2021
No matter how you slice it, a chip is delicious. And on this episode of Baconsale, Kent, Joel, and Zack are ready to rank 21 of these salty, crispy snacks for your enjoyment & irritation. We’ll first share the history of potato chips & tortilla chips, and then proceed to give some hot takes about the most popular brands (which are almost all owned by PepsiCo). We’ll talk Takis, discuss Doritos Nacho Cheese, fight about Funyuns, chat about Cheddar Pringles, frolic for Fritos, sound off about Sun Chips, and bicker about BBQ Lay’s.
But what will end up in our bag of bags? Press play to find out. Just don’t lick your fingies first.
Episode 302: See You in the Funny Papers

Episode 302: See You in the Funny Papers

May 10, 2021
If you’re old, like Joel & Kent, then you’ll remember the days of newspapers and Sunday funnies, and this episode of Baconsale will bring about pleasant waves of nostalgia. If you’re Zack’s age or younger, well then, this will be a very educational discussion about the history of comic strips. We’ve picked answers for a dozen categories, and we’ll be reminiscing about such classic hand-drawn cartoons as Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Garfield, Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, Dilbert, and The Family Circus.
Press play to learn how amusing it is to hear someone try to describe the funny pages.
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