Weekly, publishes Thursday.
February 23, 2017
The great mysteries of our time lie before us, hovering tantalizingly out of reach, so instead we set our sights on the achievable. This week: What happens when flame robots battle garbage? Where's the intersection of George Michael and Matlock? And who brought Jaws to the friendly, rustic murder capital of the world? You may think these questions unanswerable, or barely questions at all. Friend, you may be right—but we'll do our best to pull them apart and see what truths they reveal.
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Important Reference Materials: flame drones, drone-hunting hawks, Poirot main titles, Matlock main titles, Careless Whisper, boops boops, Jaws, Murder She Wrote, historical Spartan pec-oilers
Nick's Endorsement: The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (DVD, iTunes)
Chris' Endorsement: Batman (1966) (Blu-ray, iTunes)
Jake's Endorsement: ThruYou by Kutiman
Note: Endorsements are merely personal recommendations by us, not paid advertising.
February 16, 2017 I can't believe we've done this. It's a brand new podcast. Join us, won't you? We're delving into the minutiae of pop culture, technology, and our own lives to find some kind of meaning—or at least to spin everything out as absurdly as we can. This week: Why do hawks ride planes, when they could fly? Who oils The Terminator's pecs? And what's Snagglepuss up to, exactly? These questions and more are answered definitively, sort of. Important Reference: plane falcons, Snagglepuss reboot, zombie snails, Boston Dynamic's latest robot If you enjoyed this and would like to subscribe to an ad-free feed, please consider supporting Idle Thumbs by backing our Patreon. Chris' Endorsement: Fish Spatula, aka Fish Turner, aka Oliver Fishturner Nick's Endorsement: Farberware Nonstick Skillet Jake's Endorsement: Listening to Nick starting at 54:30 Note: Endorsements are our personal recommendations, not advertising content. We aren't paid to talk about that stuff. Sorry if that was unclear!
February 9, 2017 In an effort to understand the baffling world around us, we take your questions about the most fascinating, inane, and inexplicable happenings you can find, and draw them out to their most extended—and almost definitely inaccurate—conclusions. Join Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, and Nick Breckon of Idle Thumbs each week as they attempt to find truth and meaning through absurdity. Will they succeed? Probably not, but we'll all enjoy the trip. Explained: Some aspects of this podcast, Terminator pec oilers
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