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44 minutes | May 26, 2020
I Cut My Own Hair
The Harry Styles candle, wookies in film, and the story behind Keith's long-time preference for a home haircut, plus a listen to our new single, and Chris's Don Pardo impersonation.
39 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
We speculate about whether humans can be freed from romantic attraction, talk nude selfies in the age of coronavirus, and Chris clarifies for Keith several pieces of dialog from the hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory."
41 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Mothra vs. We Are Scientists
We hash out some of the problems with one of our very early, pre-signing hits, "Mothra vs. We Are Scientists," including misidentification of Mothra's gender and slipshod musicianship. Then we take issue with bands who named themselves after other bands' songs, which we have been incorrectly accused of doing ourselves.
46 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Today we dig into "WASABI," our collaboration with Art Brut for Record Store Day 2019, which has just been released for digital streaming. We reminisce about our 2006 North American tour with Art Brut and Spinto Band, during which Chris won a $1300 bet with our tour manager which is described here in great detail.
40 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Red Planet Blues
Dylan fans will be torn by this episode; in it, Keith presents a resplendent example of the Nobel laureate's craft while simultaneously trashing both his art and his process. Chris, meanwhile, lays out a convincing roadmap for actor Shia LaBoeuf, should the latter wish to remake some portion of Arnold Schwarzenegger's films. Includes the original song "Red Planet Blues" in its entirety.
37 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
All hail the margarita! Perhaps the finest example of a very fine category (the cocktail). This episode includes the track "Skinny Margarita," plus a discussion of why those are bad, and what makes a perfect marg. Esoterica such as the Tommy Margarita, the Conga Cooler, and the Chili's in Crowley, Louisiana, are also considered.
42 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Travel; pilots' meals; the innocence of Shawn Mendes; cuisine of southern Europe… it's all on the map for this episode, which includes the song "2days7hrs" at around 18:00. Please buckle your safety belt.
23 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
This episode tackles the nagging epistemological dilemma of knowability: what can we know? Must knowledge be true? Also, what's the connection between "tubbing" and "tubing"? Includes the song "T.U.B." for you to hear.
42 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
The significance of foxes in folklore; the writing of songs in 45 minutes; slipping Earth's surly bonds — all are subjects central to this episode. With the track "Carrot Snout" in full.
22 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Body odor is discussed, as is vegetarianism, and the connection between the two. We also wade into the tricky subject of Woody Allen and how his behavior might change our consideration of his art. And: how many Hollywood stars can you name who have Polish ancestry? As we establish during this episode, there are tons. Features the track "Dad Wars."
20 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Jesus Takes a Keytar Solo
Extended thoughts on serial killers, the film "Copycat" and its justified place in the killer-movie canon, plus the debut of Dump Truck track "Jesus Takes a Keytar Solo."
25 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Back on the Weed
Freshly quarantined in New York City due to the coronavirus pandemic, Keith and Chris talk “Dump Truck,” a new series of releases drawn from their songwriting wastebasket. Includes the track “Back on the Weed,” and a discussion of intoxication vs. inspiration.
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