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.
May 3, 2021
Last year, we sadly didn’t do a summer movie preview because films weren’t really being released in theaters. However, believe it or not, there ARE movies coming out during the months of May through August of this year. Or perhaps we’re just widening our scope because we’re including films released on streaming services, as well. We hope you enjoy us expressing our feelings about Emma Stone, Joel & Kent matching on too many choices, and the occasional pitch for Patreon.com/Baconsale.
Press play, nebbish listener, to see what cinematic entertainment this summer season holds for you.
April 30, 2021
After a humiliating loss last time, Team JK is ready to take on Team Listener once again. This time it’s Spencer, Brandon, and Scott who are going to pit their pop culture knowledge against Joel & Kent. And with questions about chess moves, director’s middle names, Disneyland history, and Australia, it’s anyone’s game.
Press play to hear who will win bragging rights for the next year.
April 29, 2021
Well, the 93rd Academy Awards happened, it seems. The ratings for this once-celebrated award show took a nosedive, and we think we know why. We’ll discuss the issues this last broadcast had, we’ll briefly talk about the winners of each category (and not have Best Picture as the last category, for some reason), and we’ll tell the Academy what they need to do to recover some of the dignity they once had (and perhaps gain some viewers). Plus, we’ll announce the winner of our Baconsale ballot contest, and reveal a monumental moment in Baconsale history.
Sudden wolf howl! Press play!
April 26, 2021
Listener, a new age has begun, an age of 300 episodes of Baconsale! We were unable to do an anniversary show last year, which meant that Spencer retained his title of The Listener for an extra season, but now he’s going to have to defend his throne against two worthy contestants: Scott and Brandon. And you can play along as we quiz our guests on things like Kent’s movie ratings, Joel’s celebrity impressions, and Zack’s dramatic readings of TV theme songs.
Press play to join us on our self-indulgent journey of podcasting and pop culture as we talk, laugh, and snack on individually wrapped treats.
April 19, 2021
Who’s up for a downer? Whether you realized it or not, the 93rd Academy Awards are this Sunday, and Baconsale is making our predictions as to who is going to win each of the 23 categories in what might be the lowest-viewed ceremony of all time. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the films, most people haven’t, and we’ll describe them to you. Though, all the nominees seem to be angry or depressing this year, so we need Baby Yoda to help us through these difficult times.
Will Mank make bank? Does Promising Young Woman show promise? Will Nomadland find a place to stay? Will the hearts of the Academy turn to The Father? Press play to find out!
Plus, you could win an Amazon gift card by going to Baconsale.com or our social media pages and filling out our official 2021 Oscars ballot. We’re accepting submissions until April 25.
April 12, 2021
What’s that loud roar in the distance? Oh no! It’s Godzilla! (Gojira?) On this episode of Baconsale, we’re talking about the King of Monsters, and we have two kaiju enthusiasts joining us in the Baconcave. Nicole & Kris are going to help guide us through the history of this primeval champion. And Kent, Joel & Zack each watched a handful of these movies in preparation, so they’re ready to discuss the other giant creatures that Godzilla has encountered throughout the years, highlights & lowlights, and the potential future of the franchise.
Press play to join us on this educational and destructive journey!
April 9, 2021
A movie with giant monsters punching each other and featuring podcasters who change the world? We’re in! But did we enjoy the latest installment in the MonsterVerse? Visual effects have definitely improved since the last time these two titans met, and the human storylines are just as unimportant. Plus, as per usual, the first part of this Godzilla vs. Kong BaconBit is spoiler-free, and we’ll give you plenty of warning before we enter spoiler territory, so even if you haven’t seen the movie, you can still listen.
Roar really loudly, beat your chest with your fists, and then press play.
April 5, 2021
Hello! Or should we say Hello? This episode of Baconsale consists of 22 mini musical match-ups between popular songs with the same titles, including such hits as “Crazy,” “The Power of Love,” “It’s My Life,” and “Shout.” Kent and Joel are deciding which songs should be the default on your Amazon Echo, or which one should be erased from existence, depending on who you talk to. We confuse each other at times regarding which tune we’re talking about, but we hope to keep things clear for you, and we hope you enjoy our terrible falsetto singing and occasional dolphin noises.
Press play to hear how to pronounce Sarah McLachlan in Kent’s native language.
March 29, 2021
Here comes the podcast Baconsale, hoppin’ down the bunny trail. Hippity-hoppity, tiering candy today. On this episode, we’re putting all our cards and our candy on the table regarding Easter treats. We’re ranking chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, Cadbury eggs, Peeps, Jordan almonds, Robin Eggs, and more. Plus, we’re even eating some of these sweets as we’re recording. Please pardon Kent’s chewing noises, Joel’s unconscious obsession with peanut butter, and Zack’s chocolate bottom.
Press play to join us on our springtime sugar high!