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Episode 226: Soundtrack & Fears

Episode 226: Soundtrack & Fears

October 14, 2019

Few things get us into the Halloween spirit faster than eerie music, which is why on this episode of Baconsale, we’re talking spooky soundtracks! Kent and Joel have selected spine-chilling tunes for 13 horrific categories such as Theme You Never Wanted to Hear as a Kid, Creepiest Classical Piece, Worst Song to Play on a Date, Hipster Horror Pick and Most Annoying. Along the way, Kent tries to summon a demonic presence while Joel subliminally shares a recipe for German pancakes.

Press play to get your pulse racing with fear! You can also find a link to our Spotify playlist featuring these songs at Baconsale.com.

BaconBit: Goodnight, Sleepy Zombie

BaconBit: Goodnight, Sleepy Zombie

October 11, 2019

Kent and Joel made a book! A real-life book that people can actually purchase and read at home! It’s a children’s picture book called “Goodnight, Sleepy Zombie.” Joel came up with the idea to entertain his kids and Kent used his drawing skills to help bring it to life. . .eventually. Listen to hear how the process worked and why it took Joel over a decade to get his idea published (SPOILER ALERT: procrastination). Also, enjoy a live reading by the author, even though there are less than 50 words in the entire thing and the jokes are mostly visual.

And, after you press play and listen to this BaconBit, you can find the book on Amazon by searching for “Goodnight, Sleepy Zombie” or by clicking the link on Baconsale.com.

Episode 225: Gateway Horror Movies

Episode 225: Gateway Horror Movies

October 7, 2019

Let the Halloween season officially begin! Not a fan of scary movies? Well, then this episode of Baconsale is specifically for you! We’ve created a list of 13 horror films to help you ease into the genre, and hopefully give you a pleasant, yet spooky experience that will make you want to watch more. Joel chooses a bunch of softball horror-comedies to coddle our listener, whereas Kent feels like our listener is an adult who can take a little traumatizing terror in stride.

Blah, blah, blah, don’t be frightened and press play, blah, blah, blah.

BaconBit: Lindsay’s Spooky Stories

BaconBit: Lindsay’s Spooky Stories

October 4, 2019

After we were done recording our pumpkin spice episode, we sat down with our friend Lindsay and asked her to tell us some of her real-life supernatural experiences. Kent and Joel had heard these chilling stories last year, and really wanted her to share them with you, the listener, to set the mood for the Halloween season. WARNING: While these stories are not explicit or even violent, they are unsettling, so you may not want to listen with your kids around. #NightmareFuel

Press play for tales of ghostly hands, creepy doorbells and paranormal peek-a-boo.

Episode 224: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Episode 224: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

September 30, 2019

It’s autumn, which means it’s time for Baconsale to embrace the basic as we eat & drink a variety of pumpkin spice goodies. And we’ve invited a self-professed fall-flavor lover, our friend Lindsay, to join us! Kent, Joel, Jacob and Lindsay brought cookies, chips, cereal, doughnuts, cakes, salsa and more that are laced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and occasionally some actual pumpkin. After we try each item, we’re going to rank them and let you know which pumpkin spice products are pleasing to our palates, and which treats should be tossed in the trash.

Press play, and thanks a latte for listening!

Episode 223: Snap Back to Reality

Episode 223: Snap Back to Reality

September 23, 2019

Reality TV contestants have faced brutal physical challenges, harsh living conditions and draining social interactions, but nothing can prepare them for the unbridled enthusiasm that comes from our guest this week, Mats Mudrow. Mats asked Baconsale to watch 21 reality competition programs, including Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser and a bunch we’d never heard of before. After we introduce them to you, Kent, Joel and Mats are ready to rank them as tier one, tier two or tier three. Things get a little intense at times, but what would you expect from an episode based on television shows which are fueled by drama?

Press play, because we didn’t come here to make friends. We came here to Baconsale.

Episode 222: Last Comic Book Standing

Episode 222: Last Comic Book Standing

September 16, 2019

Comic books—they’re not just for nerds & geeks anymore. In fact, graphic novels have been adapted into some of the highest grossing movies of all time. But there are decades of illustrated stories ready for reading, so where does one start? Well, Baconsale has brought on a special guest, Spencer Myers, to help us understand the history of comics and give some recommendations, too. Spencer & Kent geek out, Joel tries to relate while getting them to explain stuff, and Jacob tries to stay awake.

Press play and then put this episode in a protective sleeve to keep it in mint condition.

Episode 221: Category Night Live

Episode 221: Category Night Live

September 9, 2019

Live from the Baconcave, it’s Saturday Night! Actually this show was pre-recorded and, let’s be honest, you’re probably not listening to this on a Saturday evening. Nevertheless, on this episode of Baconsale, three wild & crazy guys are talking about the comedic TV staple that is Saturday Night Live. This show has everything: Favorite Recurring Characters, Underrated Cast Members, Best Fake Commercials, Classic SNL MVPs, Greatest Celebrity Hosts, Dan Cortese... And it’s up to Kent and Joel to pick winners from over 40 years of sketch comedy.

Press play for more cowbell in a van down by the river.

Episode 220: End of 2019 Movie Preview

Episode 220: End of 2019 Movie Preview

September 2, 2019

The summer season is officially over, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the films that will be coming out at the end of this year. Joel and Kent have each picked five movies they’re wanting to see along with five flicks they want to bomb. Kent is predictably a hipster in his choices and even selects some straight-to-streaming options, while Joel, makes some ridiculous fake picks and, at times, lets the hate flow through him.

Double tap that play button—it’s time to listen to these jokers.

Episode 219: Celebrity Mix-up Match-up

Episode 219: Celebrity Mix-up Match-up

August 26, 2019

Do you get Michael Cera mixed up with Jesse Eisenberg sometimes? Did you enjoy Amy Adams’ performance in Wedding Crashers? Have you ever wondered how Sawyer from Lost landed a starring role as Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones? Well, then, this is the episode for you! Today Kent and Joel are discussing popular doppelgängers with our special guest, Steven Ross. We’ve got 20 pairs of celebrities who often get confused for one another, and we’re going to pick which twin wins each round.

Look to your left, look to your right, then press play to hear about famous lookalikes.