Pro Grapplers Episode 1: Crazy Like I Was In High School

Join Amazin’ Jason and Steve “The Shinkicker” as they walk down memory lane and recall just why they’re currently into pro wrestling as much as they are. Hear about Jason’s mom witnessing … things and find out what Steve and Dean Ambrose have in common. Lace up your boots and dunk your head in the water tank, because it’s time to debut!

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Episode 404: Get That PURE Imagination

Whiffle bat costumeIt doesn’t matter how advanced the toys get, the best tool for your imagination is still a great stick from the backyard. Or a whiffle bat, if you’re Steve. Once the guys discuss how much better their childhoods could have been, it’s time to talk about comics! Tauhid Bondia (Goodship Chronicles, Epicsplosion) is working up something new, JL8 is leaving Steve wanting more, Broodhollow‘s 3rd season is off to a … start? And we bid adieu to the melancholy that was A Softer World. It’s raining outside, so let’s stay in and read some comics, okay?

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Episode 403: American Idle

Taylor Hicks on American IdolSteve has never watched the majesty and pageantry of American Idol, but with YOUR VOTES (or reviews on iTunes), we can change that. Once Jason is finished running down his brief (but not brief enough) history with the now-ending show, the second segment brings webcomics.

The guys chat about Randall Munroe’s next book, Thing Explainer, Rice Boy returning for a commentary-laden rerun season, John Allison’s latest comic, and some Order of the Stick plot predictions. Vote for your favorite topic when the lines open … NOW.

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Episode 402: My Apologies, Buy a Font

Play times for Splatoon Global TestfireWhen you have a random week, your podcast follows suit. True to form, the guys chat about the wise teachings of Bob’s Burgers, Jason’s involvement in the recent Splatoon Global Testfire (not a fart joke, sorry), and Steve using Mortal Kombat X to come to terms with a life-long fear of Freddy Krueger.

In the second segment, it’s time to get serious and focused, with topics like the return of Robot Pirates and Atland, and what they mean to the webcomics landscape together. Also, there is an infinite canvas comic out now (The Boat) that you must see to believe. After the outro, Steve owns up to his selfish ice cream consumption and the guys invent the flash mob tandem cropdust (that is a fart joke, also sorry).

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Episode 401: The Grooveshark Is Dead

EvanescenceDidn’t partake of the mass geek offering of the week? Come on in, this is a safe space. While we can’t talk about Age of Ultron, we CAN discuss the end of Grooveshark, what that means to Steve’s listening habits, and how stoked we are to imagine a new Evanescence album.

The second segment is dedicated to Demon, Tragedy Series, The Trenches, and Owlturd, all webcomics that are worth your time for various reasons. Post-outro, we find out just why Jason seems to be off his game and why you should never have kids (but you totally should).

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Episode 400: IT’S EPISODE 400

Traditional Chinese massageStarted from the bottom, now we’re here! Here at Episode 400 of the longest running, still updating podcast in the history of the world! EVER! We celebrate by discussing Steve’s recent trip to China, his questionable decisions in late-night activities, and why, even in the future, you can’t show your weiner to anybody.

Don’t worry; in our second segment, we take on the 2015 Eisner nominees for Best Digital/Web Comic. Stay tuned after the end of the show proper for further discussions about dudes shaving dudes and why Steve holds the record for most hernias ever found in a man during surgery.

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Episode 393: Tiny Rock Boobs (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 5)

How you look in real life in an Assassin's Creed hoodieLOOK OUT! Here comes a spider, man. We take care of the day-to-day goings on with our Whatcha Been Readin’ picks, Crossed: Dead or Alive by Garth Ennis and Daniel Gete and AC Stuart’s Noob the Loser (beware, there be GIFs afoot) before we delve once again into the deep dark of the Schlock Mercenary archives. And after the show proper, we have an announcement about the Book Club format for future shows.

The midshow music is provided by Main Reaktor.

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Episode 392: Because They’re Pinecones, You Stupid Hedgehog (Horizons Watch feat. Behind the GIFs and Ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Left Shark as BatmanCelebrate Shark Week like it’s Shark Week because it SHOULD be Shark Week (thanks, Katy Perry)! After a brief Super Bowl recap, we check in with Hypersonic Music Club by Hiroyuki Takahashi and Patrick Macias and Let’s Speak English by Mary Cagle. Then, we dive into a couple of new-ish comics with Kat Swenski’s Behind the GIFs and a new take on a classic; Ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Nick Arganbright and Eryck Webb.

The midshow music is provided by Rob Gasser.

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Episode 391: Our Balls Are Perfect (Review feat. Ianua)

A sports mascot is deflatedThe snow falls, and our balls deflate. That’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it! Also our story: webcomics. We take a look at School Spirit by Daniel VanderWerff and Atomic Robo by Brian Clevenger and Scott Wegener, all before we review Julie Wright and Amanda Gomes’ Ianua. Believe us or don’t, but this podcast is happening.

The midshow music is provided by Chet Porter.

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Episode 390: Leviticus? Baller. (Review feat. Henchgirl)

Michael Jackson at the video storeDo you remember going to the video store, hoping to get your favorite video game, AGAIN, or possibly a peek behind the forbidden curtain into the back room? We do, and we also talk about comics! We quickly go over KC Green’s new beat on Video Game Cheats ‘n’ Beatums and Moth and Ethan by Andrew Chandler before taking a deeper look at Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk. Are you loyal enough to listen in?

Midshow music is provided by Virtual Riot.

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