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Apr 19, 2018

Having some trouble with your love life? Why not try the most appealing aphrodisiac of all: listening to two idiots on the internet making jokes about dongs.

If you're not into that, we also talk about The Scary Door, "Just Friends Spooning", Windows screensavers, Bigfoot, that thing dogs do where they spin around before lying down, and questionable songs. Frankly, if nothing this episode turns you on, we have failed.

Ben plays bass for Wang Coffin. Mike finally crosses the line.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Apr 12, 2018

What would you do if you got a crooked $300 tax refund right now? You know you'd spend it on coffee, and we think that's a good choice.

We also talk about Rosanne, Shania Twain, naked bike rides, marine biology, and art.

Find more from our guest at amityarmstrong.com.

Ben's secrets get revealed. Mike learns about the Mid-Atlantic accent.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Apr 5, 2018

Flip a coin; heads you listen to this podcast and tails you don't. Think about how unfortunate it is that there's a you in an alternate dimension who didn't get to listen to this episode. How sad for you in the Mongoose universe!

We're talking with James, the other half of Unabashedly Obsessed (unabashedlyobsessed.com) as we talk about parallel universes, sweaty boot rash, ideal podcast guests, great senior quotes for the yearbook, and an accidental rant about another TV show (who is surprised?)

Find James on Twitter at @unabashedjames and check out all his podcasts!

Ben is silver. Mike is gold.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Mar 29, 2018

We're getting an upgrade this week as we learn to deal with our new coworkers who are better than us in every way. And we're also talking about the time Bender gets stuck on a deserted island. Bring your 10 best desert island discs.

We also pretend we have a sponsor. And pretend we're a clip show pretending to not be a clip show. We promise 100% it is not a clip show.

Ben has some sweet potato liqueur. Mike manages to do your job before saving your life.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Mar 22, 2018

This one is a rough one. We talk about some stuff we don't really like talking about.

But we also do talk about Jerry Seinfeld and Puppy Petting Olympics, soap opera drama, and life changing college courses.

Ben starts a war with Jerry Seinfeld. Mike stands on a desk.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Mar 15, 2018

On today's very special episode of Back to the Futurama, somebody DIES. Maybe? No spoilers. But yeah Fry dies and it's kind of sad.

We also discuss bees, fear of bees, Hot or Not style websites for bees. Neptunian Milhouse makes a comeback. We discuss Leela's fashion choices and Bender's life choices. And we try to figure out if we can swim in jelly.

We're also joined by Erin of the podcast Unabashedly Obsessed! We got her hooked on Futurama, so we've done at least one thing right with this podcast. Check out her podcast at https://unabashedlyobsessed.com

Ben has a phobia. Mike can't swim in jelly as far as he knows.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Mar 8, 2018

Hi. We don't know much about Star Trek, so we were the logical choice to talk about this Star Trek related episode of Futurama.

We also talk about one of the worst TV shows Ben has ever seen, Welshie, being a nerd, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, and I think that's about it. Then some updates on March Ocean Madness 2018.

Ben rants about a bad TV show. Mike makes a bow out of caterpillars.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Mar 1, 2018

Would you give up your present life to go have a future life in order to save the universe? What if you were the most important person in the universe? That's exactly what Fry has to deal with in this week's episode.

We also spend way too much time talking about steamed hams, looking questionable stuff up in dictionaries and phonebooks, doing the nasty in the past-y, and of course, The Chaz Experience.™

Ben writes for an important magazine. Mike becomes a sports commentator.

Music at the end of the episode is "Super Sunday" and used with permission. "Super Sunday" is provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk.

Feb 22, 2018

Mike got snowed in and we couldn't record our normal episode, but our podcast buddy Max was already scheduled to record with us. So instead of talking "The Why of Fry," we zag and just talk about Futurama for a bit. We talk Max's Futurama favorites, going up watching the same TV, and other potential shows that might take up the Futurama flag. We also touch briefly on whether or not Futurama stuck the landing when it rebooted.

Ben defends an anime series. Mike is probably fine.

Find Max's podcasts at:
Zenkai Boost: http://bit.ly/tryzboost
Insanely Haunted: 
www.insanelhaunted.com
Plus Ultra: www.plusultrapodcast.com

Music at the end of the episode is:

"Welcome to the Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

Feb 15, 2018

Youth is wasted on the young! Or maybe age is wasted on the old? It could go either way. The important thing is that we hop on the podcast highway to discuss.

We also talk about Tootsie Roll Pop commercials, Podcast Clippy, the ultimate fate of Instagram, and the various larval stages of Zoidberg.

Ben tries to become a tooth fairy. Mike is transforms into a compact disc.

Feb 8, 2018

It's a hot one, like some number of inches from a mid-day sun. Cool off with a tall, cool glass of Futurama. We're here to sell it to you from our weird podcast lemonade stand.

In addition to talking about global warming, we also talk about Al Gore, dark wizards, way too many balloons, and we question whether or not everybody does, in fact, love Raymond.

Ben reflects 40% of Rays. Mike plays a trombone.

Feb 1, 2018

Grab some tissues and be prepared for some EMOTIONS. EMOTIONS!!! Yes, we're talking about perhaps the most infamous episode of Futurama, Jurassic Bark. It's the one with the dog. And it is very, very sad.

We also get an interview to talk all about how sad this episode is, and that perhaps reveals that Mike is kind of a jerk sometimes.

Ben cries in a coffee shop. Mike is a sociopath.

Jan 25, 2018

In our modern society, we have to make sure we know what our kids are watching. But we also struggle with making sure they are cool, but not cool by robbing somebody. Life as a parent can be very complicated.

Luckily, we're here to help! And in the process, we accidentally unleash the immortal power of a certain 90s film, and we have a special guest (it's Bender's Banjo, making its 4th appearance).

Ben consults the dictionary. Mike builds an indestructible fort.

Jan 18, 2018

We start this episode asking some hard hitting questions, but we promise it's relevant to the episode. Zoidberg eats a flag and people get up in arms about it. The only flags harmed in this episode are made up, fictional flags, we cannot stress that enough.

It's Freedom Day, though, so do what you want! Listen to this podcast or don't! Personally, I felt like not writing a very good episode description. Freedom!

Ben starts a very specific radio station. Mike becomes Zoidberg.

The jazz track used in this episode is "Fake it Til You Fake it" by Kevin MacLeod and is used under a Creative Commons license. It can be found at http://freepd.com/Jazz/Fake%20It%20Til%20You%20Fake%20It

Jan 12, 2018

What would your superpower be? Shapeshifting? Flight? Something better than our dumb butts can come up with? Would you be a hero who saves gemeralds or would you STEAL the gemerald?

Aside from the New Justice Team, we talk about alternate social media platforms, IKEA furniture, tiny robots named Andrew, and the most buck wild natural history museum that ever existed.

Ben becomes CEO. Mike commands the loyalty of sea creatures.

Jan 4, 2018

Would you date your primary mode of transportation, even though it violates interstellar shipping statute 437-B? Bender does, and hilarity ensues.

We also talk... uh... way too much about Roman Mars. We talk about the best new flavor of Cthulhu. We talk about controversial art. We talk about something called earwig honey. What don't we talk about?

Ben is 23% invisible. Mike dreams of ranch dressing.

Dec 28, 2017

It's been teased for multiple seasons but we're going to finally find out where Leela comes from! And it's NOT where you'd expect. Unless you've seen this episode before, which you probably have.

We also talk about where to buy goats, holiday specials, deals we've made regarding breakfast cereals, album names, Snakes on a Plane, and much more!

Ben tries to garner a sponsor. Mike knows it's Jon Arbuckle.

Dec 21, 2017

Ah, the birds and the bees, where bees fall in love and their skin turns into a semi-permeable membrane for the exchange of DNA with birds. Wait, that's how it works, right?

Aside from yet another gross tale of alien mating habits, we talk a surprising amount about Jean-Ralphio from the TV show Parks & Recreation. We talk a bit about carnival ride names, programming languages, and give mad props to the Grand Midwife.

Ben Googles something yet again. Mike wields a machete.

Dec 14, 2017

Podcon lined up with our traditional season 3 break, so we talk a little bit about Podcon. Most of the episode is then spent sharing a favorite thing outside the realm of Futurama for each of us.

Mike talks a bit about his all time favorite musician, Weird Al Yankovic. Ben talks about another of his nerdy hobbies, Dungeons and Dragons.

Dec 7, 2017

Bender does something or other about cooking. But honestly, we're in this one for Zoidberg. Zoidberg and his love of a great and mysterious bottle and a ship built within it.

Other hugely important topics we talk about A1 Steak Sauce, steaks, portals, failed t-shirt schemes, cilantro, and WoW raiding soundtrack tips.

Ben is thinking of Eugene, Oregon. Mike goes on a cilantro tirade.

Nov 30, 2017

This week's episode is coated in the dazzling veneer of the 1980s. We're talking a lot about money and business and lot of things Ben specifically doesn't understand.

We also come up with an interesting theory about Matt Groening, ask a favor of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the timely humor of ballot jokes from 2000.

And of course, The Safety Dance.

Ben isn't looking at the big picture. Mike is a shark. 

Nov 23, 2017

God is somewhere in space, or at least so believe a sect of monks high in the mountains. Also, a robot was there, and that robot was Bender. Yes, we're talking about a strangely religious episode of Futurama today.

We also talk about hatch green chilis, SimCity, a crazy conspiracy about the What-If Machine, being sued by Oprah, and where to hang paintings of yourself as Napoleon.

Ben kills everybody in SimCity. Mike has been on the internet too long.

Nov 17, 2017

You should be careful if you ever find yourself back in time, lest you cause yourself to not exist. Existing is basically all you do, after all.

We talk about time travel, karaoke (AGAIN. WE CAN'T STOP), mattress tag humor, eggs and pie, and we forget who Gomer Pyle is. Most of all, we talk about causality and some gross things.

Ben rides into the disintegration zone. Mike uses some All-Purpose Spray™.
Nov 9, 2017

"What if" is always a dangerous question to ask, which is why we're doing it again in part 2 (electric boogaloo). Be forewarned: when you listen to this, you can't unlisten to this.

We also talk about emotions, and how to tell if a person is really a human, and laugh a lot about video game references. We talk about how to reverse things (which involves doing things in reverse), inflatable coconut guns, Bender spinoffs... what don't we talk about? It's a non-canonical episode so all bets are off.

Ben gets very uncomfortable. Mike feels the rhythm.

Nov 2, 2017

If we change our slogan to "REMEMBER US" will you remember us? What if we became the lords of all creation? Actually, it's probably best that such a thing doesn't happen.

In addition, in this episode we talk about Mike's bad sports teams and Ben's Sims. We accidentally start yet another podcast about fonts. We talk about attitudes on butt. We also talk about Futurama, I guess.

Ben falls in love. Mike cannot lie about butts.

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