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Useless robots, minimalist shoes, and "offensive" card games up to the friggin' Pope's stinky eyeballs! (Ewww!) That's crowdfunding in a nutshell, but it's also our modern world - a vast creativity desert, populated almost exclusively by scammers and dummies, practically coded to prey upon our pathological consumerism, permanently on the precipice of collapsing onto itself. Plus, there's a shitload of USB cables everywhere.
But it's not all bad. Most concepts springing from the twin Idea Hells of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are so obviously stupid that they'll never go into production -- saving valuable landfill space -- and many of them are laugh-out-loud funny. Well, they're the kind of funny that makes you do that ashamed chuckle you do when you're listening to a podcast in public. Sort of a stifled "Hfff" sound, where you clear your throat right afterwards and hope nobody noticed it. Hfffffffuhhhahem. I'm normal.
As much as it sucks, sometimes you do need to buy stuff though. Occasionally you may even just want something, which is also fine within reason. And bombarded as we all are every day by hyper-targeted ads, we'll all eventually find ourselves getting pitched an idea that sounds like it might be exactly what we're looking for...if only they can just raise a little money. If you've read this far, that might sound pretty daunting. But the savvy shopper can avoid disaster with a few simple tips.

Crowdfunding websites aren't stores, so you can't buy stuff there. Consider your pledges donations for potential rewards, and don't expect refunds.Check existing retailers for the product you want to buy. If it's a good enough idea, it's probably already for sale -- cheaper, and you can get it sooner.You have enough USB cables.
Finally, and most importantly, listen to Your Kickstarter Sucks. Mike and JF will tell you all about the nasty garbage you're missing out on, so there's no need to put yourself through the slog of browsing the sites, and they'll help steer you clear of the really tempting stuff you ultimately don't need (how many times to you expect your USB cable to be shot at anyway?) And hey, if you Hfffffffuhhhahem a little bit while you're at it, well, I don't know. That's probably good.

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Your Kickstarter Sucks Jesse Farrar & Mike Hale

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Useless robots, minimalist shoes, and "offensive" card games up to the friggin' Pope's stinky eyeballs! (Ewww!) That's crowdfunding in a nutshell, but it's also our modern world - a vast creativity desert, populated almost exclusively by scammers and dummies, practically coded to prey upon our pathological consumerism, permanently on the precipice of collapsing onto itself. Plus, there's a shitload of USB cables everywhere.
But it's not all bad. Most concepts springing from the twin Idea Hells of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are so obviously stupid that they'll never go into production -- saving valuable landfill space -- and many of them are laugh-out-loud funny. Well, they're the kind of funny that makes you do that ashamed chuckle you do when you're listening to a podcast in public. Sort of a stifled "Hfff" sound, where you clear your throat right afterwards and hope nobody noticed it. Hfffffffuhhhahem. I'm normal.
As much as it sucks, sometimes you do need to buy stuff though. Occasionally you may even just want something, which is also fine within reason. And bombarded as we all are every day by hyper-targeted ads, we'll all eventually find ourselves getting pitched an idea that sounds like it might be exactly what we're looking for...if only they can just raise a little money. If you've read this far, that might sound pretty daunting. But the savvy shopper can avoid disaster with a few simple tips.

Crowdfunding websites aren't stores, so you can't buy stuff there. Consider your pledges donations for potential rewards, and don't expect refunds.Check existing retailers for the product you want to buy. If it's a good enough idea, it's probably already for sale -- cheaper, and you can get it sooner.You have enough USB cables.
Finally, and most importantly, listen to Your Kickstarter Sucks. Mike and JF will tell you all about the nasty garbage you're missing out on, so there's no need to put yourself through the slog of browsing the sites, and they'll help steer you clear of the really tempting stuff you ultimately don't need (how many times to you expect your USB cable to be shot at anyway?) And hey, if you Hfffffffuhhhahem a little bit while you're at it, well, I don't know. That's probably good.

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    Episode 172: Kick It Under The Fridge

    Episode 172: Kick It Under The Fridge

    Too Many Doggos? Is there EVEN such a thing? Well, some Fun Haters around the web think so. Let's get em!! We will be spending as little time as possible on Reddit-like terminology such as that, and as much time as we can possibly justify on why I'm right that all chain pizza is scientifically indistinguishable. Plus, we've got the next generation of Ice Cube Technology, a thing seemingly designed for fast food guys to review shit in their car, and a movie that manages to be so stupid that it's not even funny to watch. And finally, the return of an old friend. If you're used to falling asleep to the show or not listening all the way through because it's too boring, or leaving it on for your dogs while you're at work, change it up this time and catch the whole thing. I wouldn't lie to you. I swear to god, you gotta believe me!
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.
    There are a lot of podcasts out there but they all seem to record indoors. What's up with that? Well comedians Andrew Michaan and Cole Hersch have figured out a different way to do it: Outside. Check out their show Podcast But Outside to see why the way we're doing it ay YKS (indoors, not even close to each other, barely paying attention) is a relic of the past.
    And if some indoors podcasting is still ok with you, we have had a great month of YKS Premium over on the Patreon feed. Come join us before Miketober is all finished up and you'll get to hear up to 5 episodes worth of classic Mike Movie riffs with some great guests. This offer also extends well into the future so there's really no urgency whatsoever. We're not gonna delete the episodes. But what if we did?

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 171: King Kong Vs. America

    Episode 171: King Kong Vs. America

    That's how we do it in Margaritaville, son -- a normal thing to say that I have said and will say moving forward as well. On today's show we've got a Donald Trump doll that looks like a....what???? Plus a new type of headgear, an app just for pasta, a device for making your dog's kibble look even less appetizing than normal, and of course, a stupid card game made by unfunny dorks. And that's pretty much it! Doesn't seem like it would take that long to read 6 things but by God it does. So sit back and relax, tell Alexa to play "some of my favorite boys", and enjoy the show.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.
    This episode of YKS is sponsored by Wipers123.com....you would be criminally INSANE to buy windshield wipers anywhere else, or without the promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 off your order of SpeedSets.
    For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. You already know what time it is! It's Miketober of course, and we've got a lot of good shit over there. They Live with Simon Barrett and Oliver Leach, Return of the Living Dead with Matt Christman, and coming later this month...Slugs with Bill Corbett. Hell of a lineup, hell of a show, and whether you like these spooky movies or have never seen 'em or just hate having $5, you're gonna be happy with the decision to hook it up over there and support the show.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 170: Slippy Slide Ride Down Tube Canyon

    Episode 170: Slippy Slide Ride Down Tube Canyon

    It's time to sue Mike, everyone! He loves sandwiches and it's time to take him to the cleaners, woodshed, and poor house. On today's show we've got a new frontier in tea drinking completely SMASHED, your notions of the wisdom of staying strapped on the beach DESTROYED, and best of all we've got America finally BROUGHT together at last by pictures of, what else, feet. It's a hell of an episode featuring nothing to get mad at us about, so there's no need to try. I'd suggest simply sitting back, relaxing, and vibing!
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.
    This episode of YKS is sponsored by Manscaped. That same great Lawn Mower 3.0 experience we all know and love stateside has finally gone international! Check em out and get yourself a nice groing experience by going on over to Manscaped.com and using promo code YKS for 20% off and free shipping. Don't pay for shipping! Use the code! It's important to do this!
    For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. All month long, we're inviting some very special guests on to help us celebrate Miketober, an investigation into the wild, wild world of DB's favorite films. It's the opposite of Jesseuary in every way: the movies are creepy, classic, and even watched by everyone appearing on the show! Coming up this week we've got The Dead Zone with our friend Mark Brendle, and next week I believe we'll be doing Return of the Living Dead with Matt Christman. Pretty cool!


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 169: Donald, It's Time To Go

    Episode 169: Donald, It's Time To Go

    The episode is now up! Check out EXIF data, it's really real! On today's show, Mike and JF take you through the political news of the week and break down what you need to know and what you don't, plus just kidding who cares.
    We've really got for ya here some goofy Kickstarters: a COVID-19 flirting paddle (???), a service for renting a chair for $15, a troubling surgeon who seems to believe in aromatherapy, the worst possible way to walk your dogs, and much more. And if you've read this far send us an email to read on the show, or at least let us know what your cube score is! It's yourkickstartersucks@gmail.com. That's where you send it.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.
    For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. All month long, we're inviting some very special guests on to help us celebrate Miketober, an investigation into the wild, wild world of DB's favorite films. It's the opposite of Jesseuary in every way: the movies are creepy, classic, and even watched by everyone appearing on the show!


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 168: Crow Porno

    Episode 168: Crow Porno

    Would Italy be so good at designing boots if the country weren't shaped like a boot? Can any other explanation properly account for all the sexy leather coming out of the old country? On today's show we endeavor to find out, by using different types of research and asking tough questions of those in power. Just kidding...who cares! We've got the next evolution in wet vacuuming, fruit preservation technology, and the service that combines the surveillance state and app dating at last!
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.
    And hey don't forget this. YKS is sponsored by Manscaped. Go to their damn site, now available outside the US, and grab 20% off plus free shipping with promo code YKS. Just that simple. Name of the show. It's right there. Don't forget it.
    Finally, for more YKS, check out the YKS Premium Patreon! This month on YKS Premium we finally have the long-anticipated Miketober. Join us and special guests from across the internet to explore some of the most terrifying and shocking films from Mike's Special Collection. I think there's somehow 5 f****n Fridays in October too, so this is a great time to hop on the Patreon if you haven't yet.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 167: Sprrrip! Record Scratch!

    Episode 167: Sprrrip! Record Scratch!

    Hey everybody have you seen my balls they're big and salty and brown! Ohhh Chef! We miss ya pal. Rest in Peace. And of course our friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg has got to do some resting as well. Got a big show today gang, so don't forget to listen to the whole thing, front to back. And hell, when you're done, spin it back for another go. The campaigns on this episode are all over the place....we've got some politics campaigns that really miss the mark, some really crappy vaporware tech, and a couple of people that mean well but whom we thoroughly destroy anyway! That's it, that's the show, and hopefully it will put a big smile on your face in these crazy, crazy times. And if not, keep in mind our email inbox is always open for you to say what you don't like about the show or us personally, etc.
    Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer: PBostrom.
    This episode of YKS is sponsored by Wipers123.com. If you need windshield wipers for your car and are going anywhere else on Earth, you are literally insane. Stop goin' nuts, and use promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 your order of SpeedSets. That's a special type of wiper blade that really kicks ass.
    Hey and for more YKS, check out the YKS Premium Patreon. We got a big month coming up....OCT-ober....can you think of anything we might be doing in THAT month? It hasn't been announced yet but just think about it with your brain! It's gonna be great. Sign up now and listen to our other years of bullshit in anticipation.

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    • 1 hr 38 min

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