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56: Michael and Janet in Video Game Land

Singing Mountain | January 21, 2019
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The first Singing Mountain of 2019 is also the first in a new series looking at the interactions between mainstream pop music and video game music. This episode looks and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Legend of Mana in terms of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, but I’m stoked to […]

12. Clearing Criminal Records in the Golden State

Green & Gold | January 17, 2019
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Prop 64 legalized recreational cannabis in California, but it also included a provision that allows people who’ve been charged with cannabis-related crimes to have those charges reduced or expunged. A drug conviction negatively impacts a person’s life even after incarceration; it can make it hard to land a well-paying job, […]

16: Dhruv Uday Singh Loves Hausu (or, you know, House)

You Have To Watch This Movie | January 16, 2019
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10. Happy One-Year Birthday to Legal Weed!

Green & Gold | January 3, 2019
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Recreational cannabis has been legal to sell in California for one year. In our first episode of 2019, Hayley brings you a quick recap of commercial cannabis’ inaugural year before looking forward at what new, exciting things might be on the horizon for the coming year. She talks with Adam […]

Replay: Disgusting Things with Caitlin Doughty

Smart Mouth | January 2, 2019
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Celebrity mortician Caitlin Doughty talks about the funeral industry, sharing a bedroom with a dead body, the gnarliness of the Victorian era, worms in apples, long pig, cold dead hands dragging you to hell, beheadings, mossy skulls, and the grossest thing in history: the “whale cure.” Smart Mouth is on […]

Replay: Pies, Crumbles & Grunts with Sam Pancake

Smart Mouth | December 19, 2018
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Actor Sam Pancake shares his strict rules about cobblers, talks about bacon grease as a secret ingredient, and reflects on shooting the TV show Kitchen Confidential – which required a lot of on-camera eating. Listen to how strong Sam’s accent gets when he talks about Southern food! Smart Mouth is […]

Quiz Show Challenge: Tony vs. Alonso

You Have to Watch This Movie | December 17, 2018
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled podcast for a bonus episode. Because Alonso’s episode was about a movie called different things in just about every country, we made a game where Tony and Alonso have to guess the movie based only on the titles used in foreign territories. It’s a ten-question […]

52: Live a Live in 30 Minutes

Singing Mountain | December 14, 2018
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It never left Japan and it’s not the best known of Square’s 16 bit-era RPG outings, but Live a Live should be notable to VGM fans at least for having a great soundtrack composed by Yoko Shimomura. It bridges the gap between her Street Fighter II phase and the work […]

13: Alonso Duralde Has Strong Feelings About the Scary French Home Alone

You Have To Watch This Movie | December 12, 2018
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Alone in a house on Christmas eve, a kid is the victim of a home invasion, so he resorts to booby traps to save himself. That’s Home Alone, right? Yes, but it’s also a bonkers French thriller known as 36.15 code Père Noël, among many other names. Film critic and […]


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