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The Icosahedron Podcast
62 minutes | Dec 16, 2018
The McRib is back!
We back! The band is back together for a year-end special and it's like we never left. On this very special Christmas-y episode we talk about being Extremely Online, ask the fellow kids how they're doing, and New Year's resolutions.
59 minutes | Dec 17, 2017
Episode 25: A Giant Box in the Sky
This week, the crew details how movies like Fight Club and American Beauty don't really stand the test of time; Mike talks about the perks of being a ninja when it comes to air travel; and we come to the realization that a Porg is just cat.
58 minutes | Nov 19, 2017
Episode 24 - WE BACK, Y'ALL.
WE BACK. That's right, after a nine-month hiatus, we got the gang back together. In our return, we decided to switch things up as we'll cover multiple topics throughout the show by rolling the die at varying times; you'll just have to listen to find out about the change.
95 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
Intro/Games (00:00) -- Kate delves into the history of game shows and reality TV The Future (27:25) -- Ian worries about whether worrying is productive Food (45:08) -- Mike reveals his three favorite things to eat as a kid Pop Quiz (1:30) -- Proctor Jose administers a pop quiz about Trump and Kanye
102 minutes | Oct 10, 2016
Episode 22: Clowns, Quidditch, Dragons and the National Anthem
We're back after a long layoff with an episode that has something for everyone! Jose delves into the mysterious, creepy and annoying world of roadside clowns Ian explores niche sports, from real-life Harry Potter jocks to Irish field hockey Mike reads from his unintentionally (???) homoerotic middle school fantasy novel Kate has a nut to move your butt ... with an alternative national anthem choice.
91 minutes | Aug 16, 2016
Episode 21: Pokemon Go, Mr. Potato Head, Music/Arts Fests, 1991 Time Machine
Topics: Fads, The Potato, The Pitch, Hypotheticals Hey, we finally recorded another damn episode! We're back after a long break to discuss the the long-term prospects of Pokemon Go, the history of Ian's favorite tuber toy, a theoretical Icosahedron music and arts festival and a trip back to the chart-toppers of 1991. Intro/Kate: 00:00 Ian: 24:13 Jose: 39:57 Mike: 1:06:34 Rolls: 1:28:35
89 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
Episode 20: Fixing Twitter, Treasure Hunts, Lady Dynamite, Backwards Music
This week, Mike lays out a simple, four-part plan to fix the garbage fire of negativity that is Twitter, Ian goes in search of buried treasure, Kate suggests you watch the Netflix comedy Lady Dynamite, and Jose does the devil's work, quizzing us on music played backwards. Intro/Mike: 00:00 Ian: 32:17 Kate: 54:38 Jose: 1:18:44 Topic Rolls/End of Show: 1:26:40
103 minutes | May 16, 2016
Episode 19: Trolling Soccer Twitter, eSports, Mexico Madness, Iggy in LA
This week: Ian and @notphaserstopun discuss trolling Grant Wahl and other adult babies, Jose talks eSports, Kate recalls her disastrous graduation trip to Mexico, and Mike travels to LA and has an encounter with Iggy Pop, Keanu Reeves, Val Kilmer and a Ukrainian Uber driver. Ian/Jason: 00:00 Jose: 22:43 Kate: 43:35 Mike: 1:04:00
90 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Episode 18 - Ancient tweets, Conspiracy theories, and Earworms
In this episode ... THE INTERNET (1:00): Mike digs through his Twitter archive to recall how the four of us first met THE PAST (27:32): Jose uses the Wayback Machine to reveal his previous online persona HYPOTHETICALS: (43:16) Ian gives us an overview of various and sundry conspiracy theories BACK TO SCHOOL: (1:04) Kate ruins everything by getting a terrible, terrible song stuck in our heads forever
104 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Episode 17: Pro Wrasslin', Literary Bars, Finding Bio-Dad, the Singularity
Jose: 4:56 -- a very RAW discussion of the world of pro wrestling, and why it's so appealing. Kate: 22:49 -- writers love to drink, and so do readers. Who wouldn't want to quaff a few in a CS Lewis-themed pub? Mike: 40:16 -- Sometimes you have a Facebook exchange over the Christmas holiday with the biological father you've never met. Ian: 1:13 -- What is the Singularity? Will it result in a the death of all humankind? Or will it enable us to live forever? We actually figured it out. You're welcome, science.
104 minutes | Feb 1, 2016
Winning the Lottery, Fan Fiction, Getting Lucky, Voting for Trump
This week we start with a special guest that Jose has invited: Seattle Sounders fan, California transplant and Twitter curmudgeon Mark Kastner. He tells us an epic story about the time his family won the lottery. Then Kate delves into the seedy underbelly of fan fiction, which features, oddly, your Seattle Mariners. Ian explores what it means to be lucky and finds that sometimes surviving is enough. Finally, Mike explains why you should vote for Donald Trump, and everyone kind of loses, really. Mark's lottery story: 3:14, Kate's fan fiction: 36.30, Ian's potato: 59:30, Mike's incoherent Trump endorsement: 1:16:14
108 minutes | Jan 13, 2016
Episode 15: Cursing at Video Games, Planning a Heist, Visiting the Holy Land, Seattle Sports Talk
Games [6:13] Mike attempts to learn how to play video games. Laugh at his incompetence! The Pitch [28:57] Ian investigates the best practices of bank, art and jewel thievery. Youthful Indiscretions [54:12] Have you ever wanted to visit a biblical theme park? Kate has, and it's not what you might expect. Sports [1:16:33] Seahawks! Mariners! Sounders! Husky hoops! We run down the week's sporting news.
61 minutes | Dec 30, 2015
Episode 14: The 2015 End-of-the-Year Clip Show!
1. Science Cats (Mike) 2. Two Croissants (Ian) 3. Hitler/Bread Phone (Kate and Ian) 4. Sounders Roundtable 5. Tiny Psychic (Mike) 6. Hoaxes (Kate) 7. Cockney Slang (deleted scene with James) 8. Learning Spanish (Jose)
118 minutes | Dec 6, 2015
Episode 13: Bad Attitude in Sports, Historic Hoaxes, Graffiti Origins, Jessica Jones
Intro – How do you uncover a Seattle Sounders trade rumor? Youthful Indiscretions (7:03) – Ian discusses his brief baseball career History (25:04) – Kate details history’s greatest hoaxes Art (52:30) – Jose uncovers the origins of graffiti in New York Film & TV (1:15:34) – Mike and the gang discuss the first season of Jessica Jones
98 minutes | Nov 15, 2015
Episode 12: British Accents, the Sarcasm Font, Learning Spanish and Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting
This week: A familiar voice joins us to talk about the pros and cons of having a British accent here in the States, and takes us on a audio tour of England's various dialects. Kate examines the perils of using sarcasm on the internet and ask whether a sarcasm font might actually be useful. Plus, Jose talks about deciding to learn Spanish and Mike explores the strange history of GLOW: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
79 minutes | Oct 27, 2015
Episode 11: UFOs, Monkey Arms, Scary Movies and DraftKings Fan Fiction
This week: The very first Halloween episode of the Icosahedron Podcast ... WILL LITERALLY SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU.
81 minutes | Oct 19, 2015
Episode 10: Board Game Nerdery, Best and Worst Concerts, Living in Antarctica, Renoir Sucks?
This week, Jose discovers the world of indie board games and RPGs, Mike asks the gang about their first/best/worst concert experiences, Ian explains what it's like to live and work in Antarctica and Kate tries to decide whether we've all been duped into liking a shitty impressionist painter.
76 minutes | Oct 12, 2015
Episode 9: Ass-blood, the GIF Debate Ended, Cricket Explained, Privilege LARPers and a Farewell
Contained herein: A discussion about the ass-blood left behind after an invasive butt procedure, Ian's breakdown of the inscrutable world of cricket, why Jose is completely and utterly wrong about the pronunciation of "GIF," Kate's continued references to Nazis and her take-down of the ridiculous Victorian couple from Port Townsend and, to end on a real upbeat note, Mike's decision to quit boozing.
80 minutes | Sep 14, 2015
Episode 8: Fixing Major League Soccer, Vanishing Seattle, Shakespeare Sleuthing and 8-Bit Tunes
This week: With several Sounders absent for the international break, Mike and the gang discuss why Americans like playoffs so much; Kate goes on a search for folk art in West Seattle; Ian ponders the authorship of Shakespeare's work; and Jose nerds out on 8-bit pop songs
76 minutes | Aug 24, 2015
Episode 6: A $10 Million Fantasy, Selling Your Soul to Santa, Backstage Pass and Cover-Song Quiz.
This week: Jose asks us what we'd each do with $10 million, Mike shares a misadventure in the Hollywood screen trade, Ian harks back to the days of finding pornography on teh ground, & Kate gives us an audio pop quiz featuring some incredible foreign-language covers of pop songs. Plus, listener questions. We still have listeners!
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