Baconsale
Episode 358: Lynchian Dynamics

Episode 358: Lynchian Dynamics

June 27, 2022
The owls are silent. That must mean it’s time for Baconsale to take on the transcendental filmmaker, David Lynch. He may be popular among film geeks, but many people might not know the influence he’s had on movies & television. We’re joined on this episode by Andrew, a young Lynchian enthusiast, who asked us to walk with him through Lynch’s surreal cinematic world, followed by an in-depth discussion of enigmatically entertaining TV series, Twin Peaks. We hope you enjoy Kent sharing personal synopses, Zack jump-scaring us with fun facts, and Joel trying to interpret if this whole episode is a dream.
 
You must not fear this episode. Fear is the mind-killer. Press play.
BaconBit: Obi-Wan Kenobi Review

BaconBit: Obi-Wan Kenobi Review

June 24, 2022
The double suns have set on another Star Wars series, so Kent, Joel, and Zack are ready to discuss Obi-Wan Kenobi. While this Disney Plus show explores what happened in the 20 years between the prequels and the original trilogy, we’re going to explore how we felt about the storyline, the acting, the visual effects, and the lethality of lightsabers. You may sense some cynicism from certain hosts on this BaconBit, but we also make a point to say something nice before putting on any rant hats. Plus, if you’ve been wondering if you should watch Obi-Wan, the first 15 minutes of our review is spoiler free.
 
Press play, you precocious little princess!
Episode 357: This Show is a Joke!

Episode 357: This Show is a Joke!

June 20, 2022
Listener, do you like movies about gladiators? Would you like to hear us talk about humorous films? As you wish. It’s taken us for-ev-er, but we’re finally talking about comedies! Yeah, baby! We’ve made a list of 10 categories such as Favorite Parody/Satire, Overrated, Comedy That Makes You Cry, Best Sequel, Acquired Taste, and Still Funny After All These Years. Kent isn’t a fan of most straightforward comedies, whereas Joel resorted to using a Magic 8 Ball because he couldn’t pick just one answer, and a witch turned Zack into a newt! …he got better.
 
This episode moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and press play once in a while, you could miss it.
Episode 356: A More Civilized Star Wars Quiz

Episode 356: A More Civilized Star Wars Quiz

June 13, 2022
Hello there! It’s been a while since we've dedicated an entire episode to Star Wars (blame the sequel series), but our special guest Kyler has given us a new hope. He’s created a “Jar-JarPardy” quiz for Kent, Joel & Zack, and these half-witted scruffy-looking nerf herders are going to battle it out to see with whom the Force is the strongest. And since the winner of this contest will win a cool prize and become the Supreme Chancellor of Baconsale, the stakes have never been higher. Listen as we buzz in too early for the answers we know and completely drown during the deep dive questions.
 
Press play to hear why the ability to speak does not make us intelligent.
Episode 355: Australian for Podcast

Episode 355: Australian for Podcast

June 6, 2022
G’day, listener! On this bloomin’ episode of Baconsale, we’ve decided to take a walkabout with the pop culture influences of Australia. We’ve picked answers for 16 different categories, such as Best Contribution to Television, Scariest Animal, Toughest Bloke, Loveliest Sheila, Worst Export, Belongs on the Outback Menu, Location I'd Like to Visit, and That Totally Seems Australian. Kent actually lived Down Under for a couple years, Zack’s going to share random facts about Oz, and Joel can’t help talking in an Aussie accent. We apologize in advance, mate.
 
Tie me kangaroo down, sport, and then press play!
Episode 354: Fruit by the Tier

Episode 354: Fruit by the Tier

May 30, 2022
Things are just peachy here in the Baconcave, even though we’re taking on a surprisingly controversial topic: fruit. We’re joined by the apple of Zack’s eye, Babs, and she is helping us from going completely bananas as we rank and tier 24 popular fruits from around the world. Joel has cherry-picked a large crop of fruity facts he’d like to share with you. Kent does a plum job of making us feel uncomfortable by constantly mentioning flesh (and suspenders?). But mostly we’re all just doing our best to make sure this topic isn’t a lemon.
 
Orange you glad you pressed play to listen to this sweet episode of Baconsale?
BaconBit: Top Gun: Maverick Review

BaconBit: Top Gun: Maverick Review

May 27, 2022
We’re revvin' up our engines so you can listen to our howlin' review about Top Gun: Maverick. It’s been 36 years since we’ve seen Pete Mitchell take to the skies and the big question is, will this long-anticipated sequel take our breath away? Or does the movie crash and burn into great balls of fire? Kent brought along Zack as his co-pilot for the film screening, which means Joel hasn’t seen it yet. Therefore, Joel is going to eject before we cross into spoiler territory. But we hope you enjoy this BaconBit about Tom Cruise’s latest flight into the danger zone.
 
Press play to hear if this “legacyquel” is writing checks its box office can’t cash.
Episode 353: You Had Me at “Tom Cruise”

Episode 353: You Had Me at “Tom Cruise”

May 23, 2022

We feel the need, the need to talk about Tom Cruise. Tom has been a Top Gun at the box office for the past four decades, and he seems to have All the Right Moves when picking scripts. But is he a living Legend? Is he Far and Away the biggest movie star ever? Or is he just one of A Few Good Men in the Risky Business of filmmaking? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to us give a brief history of this American Made actor, and hear our answers for a Cocktail of categories such as Most Surprising Performance,  Favorite Mission: Impossible Movie, Greatest Running Scene, and Best-Looking Character.

Press play to hear why Zack is one of The Outsiders on this episode of Baconsale.

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!
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