Baconsale: Hickory-Smoked Pop Culture
Episode 218: We Don’t Need No Education

Episode 218: We Don’t Need No Education

August 19, 2019

It’s a beautiful day in the Baconcave, a beautiful day for a podcast. Won’t you be our listener? Today on Baconsale we’re talking educational television programs for kids. This includes TV shows our children watch today as well as ones from our childhood. Can you say “nostalgia”? And, like a butterfly in the sky, Kent and Joel flit & flutter from category to category, picking good, bad and strange series for each one.

Can you press play and tell me how to get to Baconsale Street?

Episode 217: What Would Baconsale Do—The Results

Episode 217: What Would Baconsale Do—The Results

August 12, 2019

After listening to the previous What Would Baconsale Do episodes, everyone's favorite clinical psychologist, Dr. Matt, is back to give a final analysis of Kent, Joel and Jacob. And in order to make these findings more relatable to those three, Dr. Matt lets them know which Star Wars character they are, as well as which Disney Princess they're most like. Plus, Jacob has a few questions to ask about what would make them break off a possible engagement.

Press play to hear each of us take a turn in the hot seat.

Episode 216: Love Me Tenders (and Nuggets)

Episode 216: Love Me Tenders (and Nuggets)

August 5, 2019

If you like chicken nuggets then you gotta listen to this episode of Baconsale. Kent, Joel and Jacob have eaten chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, chicken fingers, chicken stars, chicken strips, chicken rings, chicken fries, boneless wings and popcorn chicken from 14 different fast food restaurants and they're ready to present their results. We used a matrix and math and to rank the taste, quality, breading, sauce and re-buyability of each poultry product. It's not speculation, it's Baconscience.

PRESS PLAY PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS

Episode 215: Easy Kamen Rider

Episode 215: Easy Kamen Rider

July 29, 2019

Amazon! On this episode of Baconsale, we would like to introduce you to the bizarre world of Kamen Rider, a popular Japanese TV show that has been running since the 1970s. Not familiar with the Kamen Rider series? Neither were we. Our special guest, Nicole, requested this episode and had Kent, Joel and Jacob watch an entire season of Amazon Riders in preparation. Join us as we try to understand the Rider mythology, level up on our geekiness and reference everything from Power Rangers to Twilight to The Walking Dead.

Press play to hear us discover the worst type of starfish!

Episode 214: The Greatest Disney Hero (Tournament Finals)

Episode 214: The Greatest Disney Hero (Tournament Finals)

July 22, 2019

What's this? It's a tale as old as time—classic animated characters fighting each other in a brutal deathmatch. And Baconsale is ready to go the distance and officially declare who the ultimate winner is in this second & final installment of our tournament of Disney heroes. But which is more powerful: Merlin's magic or Esmeralda's charms? Is Elastigirl going to stretch herself too thin? Will Ariel show Jasmine a whole new world of pain?

What can we say except press play now!

Print your own Baconsale Disney Hero advanced bracket at Baconsale.com.

Episode 213: Stranger Influences

Episode 213: Stranger Influences

July 15, 2019

Are you getting the most out of your Stranger Things viewing experience? Kent and Joel have come up with a list of eleven (get it!?) movies, books and games that have influenced the popular Netflix series and they're ready to share them with you in a very spoiler-free manner—so even if you've never seen Stranger Things, you can still listen and then properly prepare yourself. However, as they share these 80s influences and references, Jacob shares some information that shocks Baconsale to its very core.

Grab some Eggo waffles, avoid the Demogorgon and press play!

BaconBit: Stranger Things – Season 3 Review

BaconBit: Stranger Things – Season 3 Review

July 12, 2019

We've all had enough time to finish the latest season of Netflix's Stranger Things, right? Good. Let's talk about it. During this BaconBit, we'll do our best to stay focused on season three and not talk about the series as a whole—we're saving that for another time. And we'll also keep the first part of this review spoiler-free, so even if you haven't finished it yet (like Jacob) you can still hear and appreciate our overall thoughts and feelings about our most recent journey to Hawkins, Indiana.

Press play to join Kent, Joel, Jacob, Joyce, Hopper, Mike, Eleven, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Max, Nancy, Jonathan, Steve, Billy and Robin as we dive, once again, into the Upside Down.

Episode 212: Tournament of Disney Heroes

Episode 212: Tournament of Disney Heroes

July 8, 2019

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between Tarzan and Maui? Does a tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff stand a chance against an inflatable personal healthcare companion? Well, Baconsale has pitted some of your favorite Disney heroes against one another in a no-holds-barred tournament to the death. However, we're only going one jump ahead on the bracket in this episode, so be sure to check out our upcoming tournament finals for these beloved animated characters.

Press play to hear Cinderella tangle with Rapunzel and see if Judy Hopps gets the jump on Peter Pan!

Download your own bracket at Baconsale.com and play along.

BaconBit: Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

BaconBit: Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

July 2, 2019

Security around this movie was pretty tight, but Kent and Joel managed to see it and are now ready to present to you their thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home. Joel predicts Kent's review, Kent predicts Joel's review, and then they both discuss how they actually felt about the final film in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) charm them? Will Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) impress them? Will Jacob (Jacob Rogers) be on this episode?

Press play to find out! And if you haven't seen it yet, don't worry, the first part is spoiler free.

Episode 211: What Would Jacob-sale Do?

Episode 211: What Would Jacob-sale Do?

July 1, 2019

It's been over two years since our last What Would Baconsale Do episode, but this time around there's a twist! Everyone's favorite clinical psychologist, Dr. Matt is here to deliver the questions and analyze the answers, and his sights seem to be set on the mysterious mind of Jacob. Plus, Dr. Matt makes Kent and Joel compete to see who knows Jacob better. Play along as we answer revealing questions about shopping carts, superpowers, desert islands, Universal movie monsters, chocolate, Disney princesses, bathroom sandwiches and TV moms.

Press play. The doctor will see you now.