Episode 4: Gravy On It

We’re back, with a new format, new hosts, a new set, and we’ve refocused the show to drop the Cubs/baseball angle and instead focus on our true love, mid-19th-century dental techniques!

Okay, that’s all a lie. We are still playing around with the format though, so bear with us while we shake this thing out like a tofurky out of Prince Fielder’s jersey folds.

As-yet-unnamed First Segment: news!

  • Dusty Baker had a stroke, and then was extended
  • The trade of his son, Jeff, was finally completed
  • After years of flying them into losing seasons, the Cubs finally fired their traveling secretary

 As-yet-unnamed Second Segment: playoffs!

  • The new format: yea or nay?
  • It’s not a matter of who we’re rooting for, it’s a matter of who we’re rooting against

As-yet-unnamed Third Segment: other random shit!

  • Dolan recommends you watch more TV. And he’s a doctor, so you should listen to him.
  • Kerm recommends you play more Borderlands. He, too, is a doctor.
  • I recommend you improve your diet by eating more poutine; also, get some exercise and get curling. I am a doctor as well.

We’re looking for name suggestions for the segment names, so shout out if you have a good one. Or, hell, a bad one. This whole thing is a bad idea, why not go all the way.

So get your favorite comforter, curl up with a steaming plate of gravy, and get ready for the podcast of your life.

Theme music courtesy Scott H. Biram and Bloodshot Records

Episode 3: Gimme a Greenie

So this is a thing now, right? Get enough Internet signatures on a petition and you get to play in the MLB? I’m going to start a campaign. “Get War2 One At Bat.” It’ll be for the Cardinals, of course, because I figure the best way I could help the Cubs would be to play for any other team.

On this show!

  • Kerm is textually molested by a rabid Twitter follower
  • Andy tells a disturbing story regarding reproductive organs
  • I predict the Rangers will win the World Series, mere hours before they choke away the AL West

So stick around, why don’t you. It’s not like you have anything better to do with your life.

Theme music courtesy Scott H. Biram and Bloodshot Records

Episode 2: Fat Farm

Now, nominally, this is a podcast about the Chicago Cubs. We have, each of us, grown up with the Cubs. The sounds of Harry and Steve were the soundtrack of long ago summers; the Cubs were as much a part of summer as chasing fireflies, breathing the dewy humidity of the cool Midwestern evenings, and playing catch until the sun set. Halcyon days, to be sure.

Nominally, this is a podcast, and what’s more, a celebration of those memories. The reality, however, is far darker. This is a fat camp. Welcome to the Fat Cast.

In this episode!

  • Biggest surprises and biggest disappointments this season.
  • Dolan’s picks of top 20 Will Ferrell movies.
  • The name and address of the listener we plan on visiting at 2am for an impromptu slumber party.
  • Fifteen minutes of almost total silence, punctuated only by the sounds of chewing.
  • Yanni.

Join us, won’t you? What do you have to lose, except 60 minutes of your finite life?

Theme music courtesy Scott H. Biram and Bloodshot Records

The Other 15%: Episode 1: Is This Thing On?

Hey hey, holy mackerel, no doubt about it. We’re on the air, and…and…well, we’re on the air. We’ll worry about things like content, professionalism, audio quality, and entertainment value at some later date. Like the man said, talent is luck, the important thing is courage. As the fates have it, we’ve got neither, so we’ll make do with partial anonymity and the technological equivalent of a Mr. Microphone.

In this episode:

  • Cub Fans: How Dumb Is Us
  • Brett Jackson: Future Star, or Future Stain On The Bricks Behind The Centerfield Ivy
  • Something Else I Can’t Remember
  • Netflix Recommendations

If that’s not the stuff Internet Emmys are made of, I don’t know what is.

Theme music courtesy Scott H. Biram and Bloodshot Records