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Episode 335: 2022 Prediction Parade

Episode 335: 2022 Prediction Parade

January 17, 2022
We didn’t ask for this gift to accurately predict everything that’s going to happen during the upcoming year, but by golly we’re going to share it with others! In what is considered by some to be the tabloid episode of Baconsale, Joel, Kent & Zack are each going to do their best to forecast the pop culture future once again. We’ll uncover chocolate conspiracies, discover demonic celebrity deals, and prognosticate Pete Davidson’s dating life. Plus, we’ll also have expert-level sport genre talk, and we’ll share the films we want to flop, and the movies we’re most excited for in 2022.
 
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Episode 334: Best & Worst Movies of 2021-ish

Episode 334: Best & Worst Movies of 2021-ish

January 10, 2022
It’s the start of a new season here on Baconsale, which means it’s time to talk about which movies made an impression on us. Kent, Joel, and “the Worst” Zack have compiled a list of their favorite and least favorite films from the past year. As usual, Kent sticks to movies made in 2021 and, as usual, Joel allows films that he watched for the first time to make his list. Some of our picks are pretty predictable, but we manage to throw a few curve balls in. Enjoy as we try to pronounce Camila Cabello, throw some shade at horror movies, and explain the joy of suffering.
 
I’m happy. You’re happy. We’re happy. Press play.
Episode 333: Stairway to Season Seven

Episode 333: Stairway to Season Seven

December 13, 2021
Well, another season of Baconsale is coming to a close, which means it’s time for Kent, Joel, and Zack to wax nostalgic and take a look back at the past year. On this episode, we’re discussing fun episode intros, surprise hits, strange topics, memorable musical moments, and listener interactions. Plus, we’ll be ranking our top three favorite episodes. We even brought some audio clips this time. There are glimpses behind the scenes of how we make the podcast, a lot of laughing, some screaming, plenty of passion, and more than a few matching answers, but we hope you enjoy this self-indulgent end to season seven of Baconsale.
 
Press play to discover who is on Zack’s official brain trust. And thanks for listening!
Episode 332: The Most Wonderful Treats of the Year

Episode 332: The Most Wonderful Treats of the Year

December 6, 2021
Here we come a-podcasting among the leaves so green! Christmas is a special time of year, and there are certain treats & sweets we tend to eat during the holiday season that make it feel extra magical. On this episode of Baconsale, Zack, Kent, and Joel are going to tier 24 of the most popular yuletide snacks & drinks, including candy canes, hot chocolate, peanut brittle, wassail, fudge, eggnog, fruitcake, and gingerbread. Kent & Zack seem to have similar tastes, while Joel has some passionate opinions on the combination of citrus and orange. And be warned, this episode might make you hungry/nostalgic.
 
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Episode 331: Choose Your Own Hunger Games

Episode 331: Choose Your Own Hunger Games

November 29, 2021
Once again, Baconsale is rolling the dice and participating in a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style game and letting someone else take the reins of the episode. Our good friend Mats has spent months preparing an interactive competition for Kent, Joel, and Zack, and he’s now ready to unleash his Hunger Games multiverse on our minds and your ears. Along the way, we’ll race for tridents, get in our first fist fights, try to avoid arrows/killer ducks, sleep on bread, and just try to keep ourselves (and our wives) alive.
 
Press play to judge if Mats is an impartial Dungeon Master.
BaconBit: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review

BaconBit: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review

November 26, 2021
If there’s something strange in your rural Oklahoma neighborhood, who you gonna call to review it? Baconsale! On this BaconBit, we’re going to review the first true sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise since 1989. But will Ghostbusters: Afterlife hit all the right nostalgia notes? Or will it stumble trying to pander to the fans? You’ll have to listen to our review to find out. We must warn you, however, that Joel can’t tell the difference between Mckenna Grace and Kiernan Shipka. And even if you haven’t seen Ghostbusters: Afterlife yet, you can still listen to the first part of our review, as it is spoiler-free. We’ll warn you when we’re going to cross the spoiler streams.
 
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Episode 330: Bonding with James (The Modern Missions)

Episode 330: Bonding with James (The Modern Missions)

November 22, 2021
The World is Not Enough for some, and one show was not enough for Baconsale, so here is our second James Bond episode for Dr. No-vember. Kent, Joel, and Zack are going to tier The Living Daylights out of every modern 007 film from Timothy Dalton to Daniel Craig. We’re leaving our Quantum of Solace this time, and there are more fights, but there’s No Time To Die because we have a lot of information to get through, so some of us will just have to Die Another Day….and become a Spectre.
 
Okay, enough Bond puns. We don’t want to Jinx this episode. Press play.
BaconBit: For Your Ears Only

BaconBit: For Your Ears Only

November 19, 2021
The music of James Bond movies is in a category of its own, which is why we decided to do a category show specifically about Bond songs. However, since we’ve decided to contain this discussion to a shorter BaconBit, we’ve limited ourselves to only 007 categories, including Great Song/Bad Movie, Least Relevant, and Most Bond-y. From John Barry to David Arnold, from Shirley Bassey to Billie Eilish, we’re putting all of the opening theme songs in our sights, and we have musical clips to prove our suave, cool points.
 
Press play to let the SKYFAAAAAAAAAAAALL!
Episode 329: Bonding with James (The Early Missions)

Episode 329: Bonding with James (The Early Missions)

November 15, 2021
Hello, Mr. Bond. We’ve been expecting you. Actually, Kent, Joel, and Zack have been expecting to do this episode for almost two years now. Baconsale has viewed every James Bond film (both the official and unofficial movies) and now that No Time to Die was finally released, we’ve been given a license to rank them. However, since we had so much prep time, we have a lot to discuss. Therefore, we’re only covering the early years of 007 on this episode, from Sean Connery to Roger Moore. And as we tier each movie, we’ll also leak top secret information regarding the production and the actors.
 
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Episode 328: The Greatest One-Hit Wonder of the 70s (Tournament Finals)

Episode 328: The Greatest One-Hit Wonder of the 70s (Tournament Finals)

November 8, 2021
O-o-h Child, it looks like Baconsale is Stuck in the Middle with You—the middle of our 70s one-hit wonder bracket, that is. And as we get into this Rock and Roll Part II musical tournament, sometimes we gotta be Cruel to be Kind, and that causes some Kung Fu Fighting. On the other hand, some of us are Making Our Dreams Come True by advancing the songs that made us feel Hooked on a Feeling from the 1970s. We’ll hope you’ll join us as we’re Dancing in the Moonlight to this disco, rock, and Pop Muzik.
 
Press play to Play that Funky Music and see if everything is All Right Now.
And you can find the advanced 70s one-hit wonder bracket at Baconsale.com.
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