December 26, 2016
It’s not just us right? There are too many damn movies and TV shows to keep up with. When we’re not in the middle of a season of Game of Thrones, Westworld, Silicon Valley, Stranger Things, or House of Cards, there are always 40 other shows just waiting to get started. If only you were ready to make the commitment. Your girlfriend wants you to propose but you can’t even commit to Six Feet Under, let alone the next 60 years of your life.
This glut of TV shows we’re experiencing completely fails to lack the steady stream of quality movies coming out not only in the US but all around the world. And the surplus of movies doesn’t even address how behind you are on music. Open up Spotify or look at the next festival lineup and you can barely recognize a third of the bands there. And we’re not being old fogies complaining about music these days– most of these bands are good– we just can’t keep up with them. 21 Pilots, 21 Savage, 21 Scarecrows. Only one of those band names is completely made up.
So to give a little order to this exponentially insane world, Jack O’Brien is joined by Cracked editors Soren Bowie and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to talk about some of their favorite they discovered in 2016. They commiserate about the superabundance of content and Soren gives some completely unsolicited home improvement advice.
Our next live podcast is on Saturday, January 14th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from ‘My Favorite Murder’ are back for another hour of creepy unsolved murders and even creepier solved ones. Tickets are $5 and on sale soon at sunset.ucbtheatre.com (https://goo.gl/UNy5YF)
Website: Pandora — Search Standup: https://goo.gl/tXZB
Video: Youtube FanFest: https://goo.gl/RhW2jK
Netflix: John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid: https://goo.gl/EPZMWF
HBO: Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds: https://goo.gl/zIxXV4
Album: Kyle Kinane: Loose in Chicago: https://goo.gl/UYTPsS
Netflix: Michael Che Matters: https://goo.gl/TiM4Jm
Video: Dave Chappele SNL Monologue: https://goo.gl/5D6dB0
Website: Nextdoor: https://goo.gl/R1XSI
Video: Red Letter Media: Wheel of the Worst #11: https://goo.gl/zYUXeo
YouTube: Jim Sterling: https://goo.gl/r4SguC
Wikipedia: Square Screws: https://goo.gl/uGtgQY
Amazon: Wet Vacuums: https://goo.gl/auLfij
The Elf on the Shelf: https://goo.gl/I9CJ0P
Screenplay: Monsters, Inc: https://goo.gl/71xVcx
Video: Train to Busan (Trailer): https://goo.gl/4Zbxfo
Video: I Saw The Devil (Trailer): https://goo.gl/6ojCqo
Netflix: Amanda Knox: https://goo.gl/y4LTOa
Netflix: David Blaine: Real or Magic?: https://goo.gl/olbb48
Netflix: Planet Earth: https://goo.gl/vrZwiE
Video: Bill Burr Makes a Pie Crust: https://goo.gl/rJ5CV8
Netflix: F is for Family: https://goo.gl/Cnokr6
Website: Stitcher: https://goo.gl/R5h4rX
Podcast: Science Vs: https://goo.gl/Fa4g7D
Podcast: Doughboys: https://goo.gl/idq8zm
Podcast: The Bill Simmons Podcast with Andy Cohen: https://goo.gl/ok3LTs
Video Game: The Last Guardian: https://goo.gl/PTRsMj
Video: Robyn “Call Your Girlfriend” on SNL: https://goo.gl/CC2ozz
Video: Chance the Rapper “Same Drugs” on SNL: https://goo.gl/1TOJ3R
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January 26, 2020
Freedom sucks…and that is why we have to defend it. Because our democracy involves doing a lot of stuff that takes energy, takes time, and lacks that Michael Bay Quality that only a surprise missile launch can provide. So on this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt and special guest Jason Pargin (who writes for Cracked as David Wong) are exploring the ways being afraid of everything (an easy action) can stop us from being free. Discover the decades-long tradition of some Americans wanting to give up everything in exchange for not needing to think, the centuries-long tradition of people inciting fake panics, and the reasonable ways you can help change things for the better.
January 19, 2020
How’s your local shopping mall doing? Have you checked on it lately? Swing by sometime, because its department store might’ve turned into a call center or a hospital or a go-kart track. On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by the one and only Kai Ryssdal (Marketplace, Make Me Smart) for a look at surprising, strange, and shocking stories from all over the U.S. economy. Discover an international pig flu, a 26-word statement that built the modern Internet, and more amazing ways cash is ruling everything around you. By the way, if you’re an American listener, you spent the past few years funding an astonishingly huge bailout. Surprise! Listen for details!
January 12, 2020
Movies, TV, gaming: three things that are theoretically a waste of time. Oh sure, they deliver value in the art sense, and comfort in the goofing-off sense. But what if they’re more valuable than that? What if consuming shows and playing video games (accidentally) turns people into real-life heroes? On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/writers Caitlin Gill and Alex Watt for a look at the surprising number of times that exact thing happened. They’ll explore stories of regular people who saved a life thanks to skills gained randomly from cartoons, sitcoms, ‘World Of Warcraft’, and more silly entertainment.