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Best Foot Fourward
28 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Time Loops and Executive Orders
Brian, Allison, Mike, and Daniel convene virtually to discuss how to make the best of being stuck in a time loop and what each of their first actions would be as president of the United States. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Oh, and Instagram: @bestfootfourward!
50 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Restaurants, Self-Checkout, and the Impact of AI
In the first in-person episode since May, Mike, Brian, Allison, and Daniel convene to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their beloved restaurants, what the proliferation of self-checkout says about how we as humans have evolved as social creatures, and how artificial intelligence might contribute to a future of automation. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
59 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Anthropological Experiments, Sock Talk, and Our Greatest Accomplishments
In our second episode of Best Foot Fourward: Pandemic Edition, Mike, Brian, Allison, and Daniel reconvene for the first time since May to discuss their greatest accomplishments. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
37 minutes | May 22, 2020
Quarantine, TV Tactics, and a Sad Goodbye
In the first episode of the third season of Best Foot Fourward, Mike, Allison, Brian, and Daniel briefly discuss quarantine, its implications on MLB, TV shows with cult followings, and the mechanics of adult scissors. Mike bids his temporary farewell to the show, and the hosts begin their search for a new fourth host. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
31 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
Uncrustables on Trial, Memoir Titles, and Appreciating Brian
In our first post-Christmas episode, Allison raises the controversial question of whether Uncrustables do in fact have crust. Next, Daniel wonders what each of the hosts will call his/her memoir later in life. Finally, Daniel, Allison, and Mike express their gratitude for Brian for being the GOAT. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! (Still sticking with the best branding in the business)
30 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Intelligence vs. Common Sense and Skills We Wish We Had
Allison, Mike, Brian, and Daniel discuss the classic debate over the value of intelligence vs. common sense and follow with a grocery list of skills they wish they had if they could start their lives over.
34 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Driving Therapy
In their return, Allison, Mike, Brian, and Daniel discuss what they're grateful for, how they view Black Friday as a uniquely American retail holiday, and how driving can relieve stress. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
40 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Area 51 Invasion Plan
If you can read this, you are part of the real plan to invade Area 51 on September 20, 2019. Whereas a huge crowd of people will be contained by the military, Brian, Mike, Allison, and Daniel have devised an infallible plan to ensure that the world finally sees what's been hidden in Area 51 for so long. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
44 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Shopping Carts, Red Shirts, Forgetfulness, and Sleep
Allison, Mike, Brian, and Daniel revive the old segment in which they describe what really grinds their gears--minor things that annoy them on a daily basis. Later, they discuss the necessity of sleep, how we do it, and what it means for mankind.
38 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
The City of Chicago and the Annexation of Canada
The Original Four return for the fourth episode of the second season to brag about the numerous sponsorship offers they've received. They engage in a passionate discussion about why Chicago is the best city in the world. Daniel characteristically drags the show off topic by explaining the plot of the movie Braven (you can skip that part if you so choose). Finally, the hosts wrap up by unveiling their plans to diplomatically annex the entire country of Canada by offering them enticing gifts. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
51 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Happiness and Morality
This is a wild episode. We discuss happiness, morality, and objective truth in the most nonlinear way possible. Daniel demonstrates his lack of knowledge of The Lion King, Mike reminisces on his days reading Chicken Soup for the Soul, and we all consider the merits of strangling Baby Thanos. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
36 minutes | Jun 8, 2019
Looking Fourward into the Future
In this episode, Wills joins us once again as co-host in Allison's place to discuss Brian's moon base and Mike's encounter with aliens. We talk about the future of retail and online shopping, and conclude with a moral discussion of gene editing and what it means for the future of humanity. Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
34 minutes | May 14, 2019
We're Back!: Brian on Twitter, Netflix Exclusives, and Zombies
From the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful to welcome you back to Best Foot Fourward for our second season! In our return, we discuss our presence on Twitter and how it's been affected by the release of Avengers: Endgame (don't worry: no spoilers!), the quality and quantity of Netflix-exclusive series and films, and our preparation for the impending (?) zombie apocalypse. Follow and interact with us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward!
32 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
We're Back! Kinda!
Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Thanks for bearing with us as each of the four co-hosts have settled into their dorms in Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Join us for an episode that's been sitting on Daniel's computer for weeks and weeks in which he, Mike, Allison, and Brian discuss big, gross, sweaty crowds; water and its prevalence in American culture; and our then-imminent move to college life. Note: we are trying our hardest to come up with a plan to continue the show while away. Thanks for your continued support!
33 minutes | Jul 31, 2018
Double Digits for Brian's Return
Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Brian has returned from his trip to Spain! He recounts his trip to Spain and the surrounding European countries and creates a controversy over the best dip for his chips. Daniel laments his stature's negative effect on his sleep.
36 minutes | Jul 30, 2018
Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Join Mike, Allison, and Daniel in discussing their weekend plans, including the 2018 Blackhawks Convention and a Kenny Chesney concert. The three discuss what really grinds their gears including, but not limited to, hand lotion, construction, people who don't wash their hans, Instagram questions, and more.
36 minutes | Jul 28, 2018
Sand Volleyball and the Chicago Cubs
Mike, Allison, and Daniel discuss their very eventful Thursdays as they record on this Thursday evening. The Cubs, the Bears, and a nice bike ride kept them busy until they made it back to record the show. They lament the temporary absence of their loyal, enthusiastic co-host, Brian, who will be re-joining the show sometime next week.
37 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
What Grinds Our Gears and Scary Movies
Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Allison, Mike, and Daniel lament Brian's absence before introducing our new segment, "What Grinds Our Gears", in which we complain about our very specific things that irk us. We talk about scary movies and their thrill value and our irrational fears.
36 minutes | Jul 24, 2018
Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Allison re-joins her fellow co-hosts, Mike and Daniel, to discuss her trip to Missouri with Jesus, mid-day naps, Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter and former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, and Allison's and Mike's exchanges with our friends at the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy. We thank our fans for all their positive feedback on the show! Thank you guys!
32 minutes | Jul 22, 2018
Back to the F(ourward)uture!
Follow us on Twitter @Best_Foot_4ward! Mike and Daniel invite their good friends Maddie and Wills to the show. With four hosts for the first time since Allison's and Brian's departures, the hosts discuss regional grocery store chains (and how strange it is that Jewel is nowhere else!), the famous chicken-or-egg question and the theoretical evolution from velociraptor to chicken, Jeff Goldblum, and the appropriateness of spoilers for TV shows and movies.
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