Twitter Genius/Idiot Stefan Heck and comedian John Cullen invite guests on the program to talk about the who and the how of getting blocked on social media. From celebrities to jilted ex-lovers, every block has a story and we’re here to get to the bottom of it.
Demi Adejuyigbe v. The CW
Demi Adejuyigbe (comedian, writer) gives us a double dose of blocks: one that makes a great deal of sense, and his feature block, The CW, which really doesn't. We help him try to get to the bottom of this baffling block as he gets blocked by an entire network that he has never interacted with once on Twitter. The rest of the episode is a bit less baffling, as the Blocked Boys go through some wild sects of the internet this week, as John attempts to buy crazytown.com and learns a whole lot about domains, a wholesome conversation about My Octopus Teacher turns into a lot of information about a lady who fell in love with a dolphin, Demi tells us about his gas station election celebration, and we figure out the true story behind how Harry Houdini died. Plus, John and Becca get a wonderful treat to celebrate their engagement from the Discord.
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Demi Adejuyigbe is a comedian and writer who has written for The Good Place and The Late Late Show and is currently writing for The Amber Ruffin Show. He can be heard on the podcast mentioned in this episode, Gilmore Guys, which ran from 2014-2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @electrolemon.
Gina Harms v. A Comedian
Gina Harms (comedian, Dear Pop Culture) joins the show for some more local comedy scene drama, as we get the scoop on open mic "hierarchy" and the entitlement of room-runners in a baffling and childish Block Tale. It's also a big episode this week for the Blocked Boys, as Stefan finally creates an Instagram account for his cat and John finally gives everyone what they want and proposes to Becca. Amidst stories of engagement, both in the very real, betrothed sense, and in the fake, online sense, we talk about proposing at ballparks, chaos meals, Princess Diana nostalgia, Stefan's mustache, and the Blocked Boys receive one of the weirdest pitches of all-time.
If you want to receive more weirdness, you can head on over to https://patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes and ONE live episode every single month. This past week, we put out the third instalment of our beloved Trivia Party series with Chris James and Christine Bortolin, and this week ahead, you get the epic conclusion of our D&D adventure with Jamie Loftus and Branson Reese, a tale for the ages. Your donation also gets you access to our entire bonus episode back catalogue, an invitation to our very nice and cool Discord server, and our undying love. We've got plenty of new, fun stuff all the time, so be sure to check it out.
Gina Harms is a comedian from Vancouver, BC and she just launched a podcast about nostalgia and pop culture called Dear Pop Culture, which you can find on Instagram at @DearestPopCulture and wherever you get your podcasts. You can follow her on Twitter at @GinaHarms.
Arian Foster v. Jerry Rice
Arian Foster (former NFL All-Pro running back, current Twitch/YouTube streamer and hip-hop artist) joins the show to let us know what can happen when you criticize an NFL legend on Twitter, even if you're an NFL All-Pro yourself. The episode discussion gets serious for a minute when we get into Arian's post-NFL career, as we chat about sitting down and talking to people you fundamentally disagree with, how giving pep talks changes with age, and the weirdness of being a philosophy major in the NFL. But as usual, the Blocked Boys also find time to mess around as we talk Valorant, e-Sports, Tito Ortiz, the Voter Fraud Hotline, fantasy football, Toy Story, and Arian's new life as a Dungeons & Dragons player.
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Arian Foster raps under the name Bobby Feeno and his latest, "A Late February", is available everywhere you get your music. He can be found on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/bobbyfeeno and on YouTube at https://youtube.com/bobbyfeeno. He's also on Twitter at @ArianFoster.
Brendan James v. Steven Crowder
Brendan James (Blowback podcast) joins the show for another pile-on for conservative "comedian" and all-around numbskull Steven Crowder. This Block Tale goes deep into the early origins of Crowder's success and Brendan teaches us that sometimes, dunking on a conservative can have some unfortunate consequences. The rest of the episode is not unfortunate at all, as the Blocked Boys go in on quarantine hairstyles, video games, the Voter Fraud hotline, the whole Four Seasons thing, our favorite memories of Alex Trebek, and Becca buys John a birthday Cameo.
If you want to give yourself (and us) a present, you can donate to the show at https://patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to three bonus episodes, one live episode, and our Discord. And that's not total, that's every month! An unbelievable deal that you won't want to miss, especially this month where we have a fantastic listener mailbag episode with Grace Spelman coming up this week, the conclusion to our excellent D&D series, and the return of TRIVIA PARTY with some very special guests. Plus you get access to our entire back catalogue of bonus episodes that totals over 50 and you can forget about the world for a minute, or thousands.
Brendan James is the co-host and producer of the Blowback podcast, a look back at the United States' relationship with Iraq, which just wrapped up its first season and is available wherever you get your pods. He can be followed on Twitter at @deep_beige.
Carla Mah v. Men on the Internet
Carla Mah (improviser) joins us to talk about the unique and strange experience of being an Asian woman online, and how it leads to many blocks, almost all for the same reason. It's a spooky episode as we recorded mere hours from Halloween and we get into the once-in-73 years full moon on Halloween, and the rare "blue moon" phenomenon as well. The BBs are clearly affected by this blue moon, as John and Stefan get particularly feisty a few times this episode as we argue about fistfight strategies, movies, and Halloween candy. We also find time to go in on cheese fountains, Tyra Banks, Kim Kardashian, and Stefan gets John a birthday present.
If you want to give yourself a present, you can donate to the show at https://patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every single month. We just posted the third episode of Blocked Party D&D, where Jamie Loftus and Branson Reese join us on a wild adventure, and it gets hairy this month as we finally get into some combat. We also did a fun look back at our first 100 episodes of the show, and drank the dreaded Canada Juice. Plus, you'll get our whole back catalogue, access to our Discord, AND access to our live shows. So don't hesitate to get in on this sweet action!
Carla Mah is an improviser and streamer from Vancouver, BC. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @Carmahdee and on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/carmahdee.
Mack Gordon v. Blues Traveler
It took 101 episodes, but Mack Gordon (actor) helps us get to one of the most notorious name-searchers on all of the Twitter [dot] com (who will absolutely block us once he finds this episode title), John Popper of Blues Traveler. He's such an easy block to catch that we have multiple Listener Blocks this week too! It's a 3-for-1! And it's all downhill from here as we contemplate life after episode 100 and it leads to a lot of memories of childhood food, as Mack reveals the weird foods he ate as a kid amidst tales of local haunts we loved and the "pey wet" viral video. Finally, the Blocked Boys also find some time to get into the death of Quibi, Stefan gets a new phone and some new soccer jerseys, and John leans into a week of Miley Cyrus takes.
If you want some new stuff too, you can head on over to https://patreon.com/blockedparty, where we are going wild for bonus content this month that you can't get anywhere else. Last week, we posted our BPTV: CanCon episode with Jesse and Mike and followed that up with the video of John and Stefan drinking the nasty Canada Juice. This week, it's a special clips episode where the Blocked Boys remember the finer moments of the first 100 episodes with a ton of new commentary from the boys themselves, and you'll enjoy episode 3 of BPD&D with Branson Reese and Jamie Loftus. You won't want to miss any of it!
Mack Gordon is an actor who splits his time between Chicago and Vancouver, and his company, Theatre in the Dark, is currently performing a radio play based on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.theatreinthedark.com. Mack can be followed on Twitter at @MackGord.