October 13, 2021
Fun Fact: Our first ever BaconBit was a review of James Bond’s 24th official movie, Spectre. And here we are, six years later, finally reviewing the next 007 film in the franchise, No Time to Die. No, this film is not Halloween-related, but we decided to talk about it in October because we’ve been waiting for over a year to see this film. Kent, Joel, and Zack all watched No Time to Die separately and they’re coming together to discuss Daniel Craig’s final outing as Bond. We won’t be divulging any secrets during the first part, but then we’ll dive in and reveal all the plans this film has in the end.
Will James Bond return in our hearts? Press play to find out.
October 11, 2021
Would you spend the night in a haunted location? That’s the question we’re asking on this episode of Baconsale. Our guest Beaker, a paranormal investigator, has chosen a list of 13 spooky (spoopy?) places from around the world, including the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada, the Castle of Good Hope in South Africa, Isla de las Muñecas in Mexico, Bhangarh Fort in India, Poveglia Island in Italy, the Winchester Mystery House in California, and the Tower of London in…London. We’ll give the history of each haunt and then each decide if we would stay there alone. Feel free to play along!
We hope you enjoy your stay. Press play for your free hauntinential breakfast.
October 4, 2021
We talk about scary movies a lot on Baconsale, so we decided to switch things up and kick off the spooky season by having a discussion about scary video games. Kent, Joel & Zack are digging up ghosts from their past and chronologically sharing their creepy experiences with horror games on the PC, NES, PlayStation, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox 360, and more. And as we side-scroll through our pixelated memories, you’ll learn about what truly frightens us—including zombies, ghosts, aliens, demons, sharks, hallways, tentacles & bubbles.
Reload! Then press play to vanquish the horrible night.
October 1, 2021
BACONSALE! I WOULD LIKE TO DO A REVIEW OF THE VENOM SEQUEL! Sounds like a plan. Kent & Joel watched Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and they’re ready to share their thoughts and feelings about the movie on this BaconBit. WE’RE GOING TO RIP IT APART! No, we’re going to review it. I WANT TO EAT IT! You want to eat the review? That…doesn’t even make sense. Anyway, we also give a little backstory about Carnage who-HE’S A RED ONE! Yes, that’s true. AND HE’S SYMBIOTIC WITH CASSIUS CLAY! You mean Cletus Kasady. WHATEVER! And don’t worry, the first part of this review is spoiler-free.
Press play to root for the anti-hero. YOU MEAN LETHAL PROTECTOR! Whatever.
September 27, 2021
Books are a uniquely portable magic, and few authors have captured that dark magic more than Stephen King. Our friend Nicole is joining us to talk about the King of Horror and sneakily inch Baconsale closer to our October episodes. She & Kent have read many of King’s novels, and they’re going to recommend their favorites to you and try to not spend too much time talking about The Dark Tower. Joel then jumps in as we discuss the best & worst movie adaptations of Stephen King’s works. And Zack mostly communicates with us telepathically.
Whether you're a Phoner or a pantser, don’t be scared by the number of pages, press play!
September 20, 2021
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Baconsale! On this episode, Joel and Kent are taking a walk down memory lane and sharing stories about the various bands they’ve seen live. Zack joins in when he feels like it, but he mostly only attends symphonies. You’ll learn a lot about us as we reveal which concerts we’ve chosen for such categories as Made You Like the Band More, Dullest Performance, Best Showmanship/Audience Interaction, Worst Concert Experience, and Band You Wish You Could Have Seen. Also, listener be warned, Kent shares a brief, yet disturbingly violent mosh pit story.
Raise your lighters (or phone flashlights) high, sway back and forth, and press play!
September 13, 2021
It’s been a few years since Baconsale ranked Disney princesses, so Kris Anderson is joining Kent, Joel & Zack in the Baconcave to flip the script and tier the male protagonists (and deuteragonists) in Disney movies. Much like our princess show, we’re not just ranking these animated characters based on their looks, we’re also taking into consideration their personality, the movie’s quality, their skills & motivation, their princely-ness and, apparently, how awesome their hair is. Not every prince is charming, and they’re not all technically princes, but we’re still ready to wield the mighty microphone of truth and the sturdy shield of Baconscience.
Press play to learn when Prince Eric’s birthday is as well as Simba’s astrological sign.
September 6, 2021
You know how weather forecasters on TV try to predict what may or may not occur in the future? That’s kind of what is happening on this episode of Baconsale. Kent and Joel have each picked five movies they want to flop and five movies they want to see, but we’re not entirely certain that these films will even be released this year. Everything keeps getting pushed back! Still, we’re going to hope for the best and offer you this guide to movies that probably possibly maybe could be coming out during the rest of 2021.
Watch out for movie bullies, join Team Kevin James, and get some insider trading info by pressing press play.
September 3, 2021
Do you know the story of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? Did you even know this movie was coming out? Because it doesn’t seem like Marvel is doing a great job of promoting this theater-exclusive kickoff to Phase 4 of the MCU. Nevertheless, Joel & Kent watched it and they’re ready to give their review. Will Kent embrace this movie with unfolded arms? Will Joel be satisfied with the explanations of the legends? Will names & locations be pronounced correctly? Regardless, we think you’ll get a KICK out of this BaconBit…and we’ll try to stop the corny puns there.
Press play to hear a spoiler-free review followed by full spoilers.
August 30, 2021
Blutbad, Gelumcaedus, Wettbewerbsgewinner, these are just some of the words that we make Zack try to pronounce on this episode of Baconsale. Luckily, we have our friend Jessica Terry joining us in the Baconcave to help us out. She’s not an expert on German, but she is a big fan of Grimm, a supernatural police procedural that aired on NBC for six seasons. Jessica is going to explain why she feels Grimm is a TV show worth watching (and it’s not just because David Giuntoli is dreamy…though that helps) as we do our best to understand this television series inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales and explain it to you, the listener.
Press play to learn about Wesen, woging, voguing, and more!