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BaconBit: Hamilton Review

BaconBit: Hamilton Review

July 10, 2020
You say a podcast review of this play is a little too late. You’ve sighed as you’ve seen us give C’s to fun scenes and movies that you’ve liked. Please don’t fuss. Remember the play is expensive to see on the stage. Now it’s on Disney Plus. And thus Baconsale must discuss Hamilton. No take backs, from all three—our reviews are out for all to see. No take backs, time will tell, and if we got it wrong, oh well. Hopes, they rise, franchises fall, we have seen each other through it all. And when push comes to shove, keep in mind our opinions are not facts and come from a place of love.
Da da-da press play!
Episode 261: We Ate Everything at Wendy’s

Episode 261: We Ate Everything at Wendy’s

July 6, 2020
Where’s the beef? Well, it’s in Kent’s, Joel’s, and Jacob’s bellies, because Baconsale has completed another menu quest! Despite a global pandemic, we managed to eat every single item at Wendy’s and we’re ready to talk about the best & worst offerings the world's third-largest hamburger fast-food chain has to offer. We’ll also discuss Dave Thomas, strange slogans, chili scandals, Twitter roasts, and more—all while uncovering Joel’s fondness of Frostys, Kent’s soft spot for spicy things, and Jacob’s passion for potatoes.
Don’t be a square (burger), press play!
Episode 260: The Mount Rushmores of World War Movies

Episode 260: The Mount Rushmores of World War Movies

June 29, 2020
Atteeeeeention! Now, I want you to remember that no podcast ever won by doing only one episode about war movies. They won by doing two episodes about war movies. On this episode of Baconsale, Kent and Joel are building more monuments for some of their favorite war films—this time focusing on World War I and World War II. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers, we’re going to do our best to honor those movies that really made an impact on the cinematic world, even if they aren’t completely historically accurate.
Keep the sand out of your weapons, keep those actions clear, and press play.
Episode 259: Twi-Hard with a Vengeance

Episode 259: Twi-Hard with a Vengeance

June 22, 2020
Sparkly vampires, shirtless werewolves, vacant stares, clumsy dialogue. We know what this is...and we’re going to say it…out loud. Twilight. But don’t expect the full force of our criticism to be unleashed, because on this episode of Baconsale our task is to defend Stephenie Meyer’s popular books and their film adaptations. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re going to do our best to stay positive and speak about the merits of this young adult romance fantasy franchise. However, we will allow ourselves a few rant breaks, just so we don’t completely go insane.
It doesn’t matter if you’re Team Edward, Team Jacob, or Team Aro, you’d better press play, spider monkey!
BaconBit: Artemis Fowl Review

BaconBit: Artemis Fowl Review

June 19, 2020
We’re Baconsale and we’re criminal masterminds. Well…maybe we are. We’re not quite certain, actually. But we are certain that Disney just released a film adaptation of Artemis Fowl, and we’re going to review it. None of us have read the book series, so we watched this movie without any expectations. We have a lot to say about it now. And even if you haven’t seen it, you can still listen to the first part of this review, which is spoiler free. In fact, we recommend listening to this episode before you watch it.
Dame Judi Dench’s gravely voice commands that you press play.
Episode 258: Cruisin’ with The Beach Boys

Episode 258: Cruisin’ with The Beach Boys

June 15, 2020
Surfin’ may be the only life, the only way for some, but for the three landlocked members of Baconsale, The Beach Boys was their closest connection to catchin’ waves, cool cars, and sunny beaches. So on this episode, we’re pickin' up good vibrations by discussing the best and worst songs this classic American rock band has given us during their five decades of making music. Kent thinks Brian Wilson is a genius. Zack says he loves The Beach Boys, but does he really? And Joel must draw a line in the sand about Kokomo.
Tell the teacher we’re surfin’, tell your dad we’re finally talking about one of his favorite bands, then press play!
Episode 257: Wheel of Game Shows

Episode 257: Wheel of Game Shows

June 8, 2020
Come on down! You’re the next listener on the Baconsale podcast! On this episode, we’re talking about game shows, old and new, and the survey says Kent, Joel, and Zack will have a great time doing it. We’re picking answers for 15 different categories, such as Best Host, Most Recognizable Theme Song, Show You Think You’d Do Well On, and Needs a Comeback. Plus, Joel & Kent try to win fabulous prizes while taking a trivia quiz that reveals who is the weakest link.
Press play, then phone a friend and tell them to listen as well.
Episode 256: Avatar: The Last Podcaster

Episode 256: Avatar: The Last Podcaster

June 1, 2020
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four members of Baconsale lived in ignorance of a popular Nickelodeon TV series. Then, everything changed when Joel’s coworkers suggested he watch it. Only Joel watched Avatar: The Last Airbender at first, then he recommended it to Kent and it began to spread. But when the world needed this show the most, it vanished from streaming services. A few years passed, and Avatar has now returned to Netflix, and we have a superfan named Kris joining us to talk about it. And although our desire to discuss the whole series is great, we’re going to stick to the basics in order to appeal to everyone. But we believe that The Last Airbender can save the world.
Don’t let the animation style scare you away. Press play!
Episode 255: The Mount Rushmores of War Movies

Episode 255: The Mount Rushmores of War Movies

May 25, 2020
Gooooooooood morning, listener! There are many war movies out there. So many. Too many to choose from, in fact, so we’ve strategically narrowed down the field a bit. On this episode of Baconsale, Kent and Joel are each selecting four war films that don’t deal with the World Wars to put on their personal monument, following which we’ll decide which ones we’d carve in stone to create a public monument. From the Persian invasion of Greece to modern-day Afghanistan (but skipping over the years 1914 through 1945), we’re discussing some of the best battles the silver screen has to offer.
Are you not entertained? Wait, you’re not? Well, then, press play.
BaconBit: The Snyder Cut is Real!

BaconBit: The Snyder Cut is Real!

May 22, 2020
Kent hoped. Kent dreamed. Kent retweeted. And finally, this DC fanboy’s dream has come true, because Zack Snyder’s Justice League is coming to the small screen! HBO Max is releasing the Snyder Cut next year, 2021, and Kent could not be happier. Well, he would have been a little happier if Henry Cavill had announced Man of Steel 2, but he’s still pretty thrilled, and he wants to spread his warm fuzzy feelings to you, the listener.
Press play to hear Kent squee with geeky delight!