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Bleak In Review
89 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
FunHinged! #16: Malignant (w/ Nadav Fleisher)
Welcome back to FunHinged! In this installment of Hollis and Kevin's continuing efforts to unearth the strangest content available, the duo is talking about James Wan's 2021 psychotic backwards boy action-horror romp, Malignant! Special guest and local YouTube weaponizer Nadav Fleisher (@Im_nadav_hello) joins the show to break down what is easily the strangest piece of content in Wan's catalogue, complete with every kind of spoiler you could possibly imagine, so strap in! Follow Kevin @KBAndersonYo! Follow Hollis @itsHollisBlack! Follow your heart @YourHeartIsChill!
100 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
FunHinged! #15: The Suicide Squad (w/ Olivia Haidar)
FunHinged! returns with a contemporary banger of an episode! Kevin and Hollis have an equal parts raucous and insightful discussion with their guest Olivia Haidar (@hitherehaidar) about James Gunn's delightfully bonkers blood-soaked revival of a previously doomed DC franchise. Are there theories about Weasel? You bet! Is Kevin obsessed with the rat? Duh. Is Olivia very good at talking about movies? Oh, most assuredly! For more FunHinged!, head on over to the Bleak in Review Patreon at patreon.com/bleakinreview and consider pledging a few buckaroos!
85 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
243: Pissin' Like a Racehorse in Church (w/ Erik Barnes & Jon Barr)
Bleak is back, and living up to its moniker quite nicely! Kevin kicks off this episode with some good ol' banter about American frustrations, philosophical dilemmas, and HBO content. Then, comedy folk Erik Barnes (@ErikWBarnes) and Jon Barr (@JonBarrTweets) stop by the podcast to do some Magneto impressions and chat about corporate Megazords and the reopening of Los Angeles. Then, secret agents Fuzz and Scriffles stop by to tell Kevin about some of their high stakes espionage antics and their cover band!
15 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
A BIT OF BLEAK: Hatchet Returns / What's Goin' On?
Holy weird Sunday mini-ep, dear Bleakman! This lil' ep starts off with the unwanted return of Man O'Clock, the Hatchet McDaniel podcast, before Kevin hurries him along to let the listener in on what the heck is going on with Bleak in Review and what the heck is going to be happening with it in the future. Plus, a little bit of hip hoppery! Enjoy!
82 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
242: Dalmatian Futures (w/ Leah Mansfield & Evan Kessler)
Welcome back to Bleak in Review! In this episode, Kevin explains the unfortunate circumstances that lead to the lack of an episode last week and laments an unnecessary movie franchise. Then, comedian Leah Mansfield (@leahmansfield) returns to the show to chat with Kevin about her quarantine projects, why day drinking is good drinking, and deal with some dog issues. Plus, money man Mark Stockett from the stock market (@EvanJKessler) returns to hip the listener to the hottest new futures of the past in which to invest!
70 minutes | May 21, 2021
241: Anti-Vaxuming (w/ Whitney Melton, Shannon Estabrook, & Joe Kaye)
Kevin's in a bit of physical pain this week, but have no fear! This week's intro is chock-full of chatter about self-diagnosing and a delightful comedy "cancellation." Then, comedian Whitney Melton (@whitneysmelton) returns to the show to rail against low-flush toilets and the troubles of reentering society. Plus, French tourists Claude (@JoeCharlesKaye) and Dylan McDermott (@shestabrook) join the 'cast to talk about what they're excited to do in California and what weird subjects they teach to children! Check out @ardenpod why don'tcha?
83 minutes | May 14, 2021
PATREON UNLOCK - FunHinged #02: Doki Doki Literature Club!
Hey friends! There's no new Bleak in Review today due to scheduling issues / vaccine fatigue, but have no fear! Kevin's unlocking an episode from the deep recesses of the small but mighty FunHinged! catalogue in which he and co-host Hollis Black (@itsHollisBlack) dissect the psychotically unsettling video game Doki Doki Literature Club! Strap in, this one's all kinds of f*cked up! Check out all episodes of FunHinged! over at the Bleak in Review Patreon here: http://patreon.com/bleakinreview
81 minutes | May 7, 2021
240: Vibe Coin (w/ Reed Brice & Ian Ager)
In this episode of Bleak in Review, Kevin kicks things off with chatter of cooking nerdism and shopping frustrations. Then, comedian Reed Brice (@thatreedbrice) joins the show for the first time to chat with Kevin about their new podcast Library Hours and the often overlooked benefits of ghosting. Then, technocrat Dr. Josh Mzrchmira (@IanAger) stops by to chat with Kev and Reed about the futures of human commoditization! Check out Library Hours here: https://open.spotify.com/show/0gbskQ9PTbDBIu3Xaw1kKb Check out the dang Bleak in Review Patreon for exclusive Kevin-based content here: http://patreon.com/bleakinreview
90 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
239: Beach Crunch (w/ Vanessa Guerrero & Elijah Taylor)
Welcome back to a very fun Bleak in Review podcast episode! In this installment, Kevin rambles about plumbing problems and classically weird landlord situations. Then, podcaster folk Vanessa Guerrero (@nesgritton) and Elijah Taylor (@elijah_pizza) join the show to chat with Kevin about disgusting home issues, the death of various critters, and why the vegan lifestyle eludes them yet endears them. Plus, restaurant proprietor Melvin Spoons joins the 'cast to talk about his curious restaurant, The Lovin' Melvinful! Check out Vanessa and Elijah on the Kicking and Screaming Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/kickingandscreaming! Check out Bleak in Review on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bleakinreview!
77 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
238: Madam Corolla (w/ Ronald Metellus & Radostin Zahariev)
Kevin is back and a little sleepy as he jaws on about vaccine loyalty and the continuance of bad police. Then, comedian / writer Ronald Metellus (@ronaldmetellus) returns to the show to chat with Kevin about why he's NOT depressed, weird danger brags, and Twitter denial. Plus, Bulgarian news correspondent Radostin Boris Zahariev (@RadostinZ) returns to the show after quite the absence to discuss some strange political developments in Eastern Europe and to hype an upcoming podcast from a crate! If you're feeling wild and have $5 to spare, head on over to patreon.com/bleakinreview and check out Kevin's new series of catty film reviews, K-Dog Watches X-Men!
95 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
PATREON UNLOCK - FunHinged #12: The Poughkeepsie Tapes (w/ Ethan Stanislawski)
Hot dog, there's no regularly scheduled episode of Bleak in Review this week! Instead, Kevin prattles about a brief instance of sibling violence and an all-too-common instance of police violence. Then, he unlocks a previously-Patreon-only episode of FunHinged, in which himself, co-host Hollis Black (@itsHollisBlack), and guest Ethan Stanislawski (@EthanStanComedy) review the mockumentary / found footage disasterpiece The Poughkeepsie Tapes! To witness all episodes of FunHinged and other Patreon-only content, as well as some fun video footage of regular Bleak in Review episodes, head on over to http://patreon.com/bleakinreview and consider becoming a subscriber today!
84 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
237: There Will Be Throats (w/ Carter Glascock & Rivers Langley)
Welcome back to Bleak in Review! In this frazzled intro, Kevin chats about bird issues and the plight of Fabio. Then, comedian Carter Glascock (@carter_glascock) returns to the show to chat with Kevin about becoming too familiar with neighbors and the maniacs they've become in the last year. Plus, noted proprietor of the most sought-after accommodations in Geronimo's Curse, Nebraska, Bed and Breakfast Man (@RiversLangley) joins the show to detail the amenities of his establishment and unleash a reckoning!
93 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
236: Four Bourbon Jungle Juice (w/ Ethan Stanislawski & Hollis Black)
Happy April Fool's yesterday, Bleaklings! In this episode, Kevin riffs on basic folks from high school, vaccination anxiety, and the ethical implications of avoiding jury duty. Then, comedian Ethan Stanislawski (@EthanStanComedy) returns to the show to chat with Kevin about people they don't miss from stand up comedy and balancing an artistic life with a "holy sh*t I need to make money to survive" life. Plus, video game journalist Roy Bluff (@itsHollisBlack) joins the show to talk about some very niche titles he's excited about, detail his curious line of work, and have a bit of a mental breakdown!
85 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
235: Bumfights Blockchain (w/ Atif Myers & Matt Brousseau)
Kevin kicks off this week's Bleak with chatter of fly-rage, typical American violence, and frustrations surrounding government ineptitude. Then, comedian Atif Myers (@atifmyers) returns to the show to chat with Kevin about why he's sketched out by delivery services and his transition from possible sex-addict to cozy relationship guy. Plus, NFT expert LeRain Sandlewood (@CapitalCityInc) from Dirk's Auctions joins the 'cast to chat with the boys about some exciting new blockchain currencies circulating the weird ol' internet!
97 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
234: Snidley Gaybash (w/ Danger Van Gorder & Olivia Haidar)
Happy March 19th, Bleaklings! In this episode, Kevin rambles briefly about new computers and old anxieties. Then, musician / Unpops alum Danger Van Gorder (@Countless1000s) joins the show for the very first time to chat with Kevin about his history with the Catholic church and his band Countless Thousands' new record "...And The Triumph of Justice!" Plus, film director David Lynch (@hitherehaidar) stops by with some dire warnings regarding a certain furry scofflaw! Outro music is "Can't Quit (An Orchestra on the March)" by Countless Thousands! Check out "...And The Triumph of Justice" on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/4LSVg4sguNH7dzBZiuBhCR?autoplay=true) and Apple Music (https://music.apple.com/us/album/and-the-triumph-of-justice/1547710349?ign-gact=3&ls=1) or wherever you get your dang music!
20 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
A Very Bleaky Check-In / Patreon Preview!
Kevin welcomes Bleak in Review stans to a shorter-than-usual episode featuring an extended segment of Kevin updates / musings, plus a fun lil' clip from the first episode of a potentially recurring new Patreon poddy entitled T.S. Idiot! To hear the full episode and all over exclusive Bleak in Review content, head on over to http://patreon.com/bleakinreview if you feel so inclined!
75 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
233: ChingyWatch (w/ Radostin Zahariev & Jon Barr)
In this one-day-late installment of the dang Bleak in Review podcast, Kevin rambles about relationship sleep problems and dated children's book cancellations. Then, comedian Radostin Zahariev (@RadostinZ) returns to the show to riff with Kevin about Bulgarian COVID news, novice foot fetishists, and, of course, the age old question of "Where's Chingy at?" Plus, children's author PM Triars (@JonBarrTweets) joins the 'cast for the first time to talk about his infamous spooky stories for kids and hype some unsettling upcoming projects!
87 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
232: The Fightin' Lutherans (w/ Nadav Fleisher & Jorge Riverol)
In this Bleak in Review poddy installment, Kevin rants about alone time shame and the subtle death of journalism. Then, comedian Nadav Fleisher (@im_nadav_hello) returns to the show to chat with Kevin about a massive brawl at his place of work and participate in a mock grad school interview. Plus, Street Fighter's own Blanka (@jriverol) returns to the show to air some grievances about a certain movie trailer, update the guys on Zangief's COVID situation, and raise the spirit of a dead boy!
92 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
231: Jimmy the Knees (w/ John Fahy & Evan Kessler)
Bleak is back, and Bleaker than ever! In this episode, Kevin waxes comedically on loud apartment noises and matters of the heart. Then, comedians John Fahy (@johnfahyyouknow) and Evan Kessler (@EvanJKessler) return to the show to chat with Kevin about the threat of 5G, the shame of mispronunciation, and unhinged bumper stickers / billboards. Plus, stock market expert Mark Stockett joins the 'cast to hip Kevin and John to the ways of the high-class gambling lifestyle and discuss the importance of having "a guy!"
67 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
PATREON UNLOCK: FunHinged! #09: Petscop (Part One)
Kevin doesn't have a new Bleak in Review for you today due to some pet-based trauma, so here's a Patreon unlock for ya! This is part one of Kevin and FunHinged! cohost Hollis Black's (@itsHollisBlack) descent into the terrifying YouTube creepypasta series Petscop, and it is WILD. Subscribe to the Bleak in Review Patreon (http://patreon.com/bleakinreview) today to hear Part 1.5 RIGHT NOW and Part 2 next week!
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