This family-friendly pop culture podcast pits a movie critic and a comedian against each other as they argue about movies, music, TV, video games, food, and other things that don't really matter.
Episode 306: Queen Will Rock You
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Baconsale is dedicating an entire episode to the legendary British band, Queen. This classic rock group has A Kind of Magic that’s hard to explain, and we’re Under Pressure because there’s a lot of musical ground to cover, but The Show Must Go On. We’ll be starting with the history of the band, and then we’ll wait for the Hammer to Fall as we each rank our top five and bottom five Queen songs. Zack has some more controversial takes, Kent keeps talking about “the movie,” and Joel exposes some shocking subliminal messages.
Keep Yourself Alive by pressing play, and Play the Game along with us.
BaconBit: A Quiet Place Part II Review
Shhhhhh! A Quiet Place was one of Baconsale’s favorite horror films of the past decade, so they were understandably skeptical about a sequel. But will A Quiet Place Part II silence their fears? Listen as we review this movie, yet can’t seem to get any of the characters’ names right. Joel also attempts some sign language, which is always great content for an audio show. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you can listen carefully to this first part of this BaconBit, which is safe from spoilers.
Watch out for bear traps, and press play!
Episode 305: The Great Podcast Caper
Okay. Here’s the plan: Zack wants to steal the seven Batmobiles hidden in the Warner Bros. vaults beneath Mount Rushmore (just go with it). He’s looking to hire some professionals to help him accomplish this impossible mission. It’s up to Joel and Kent to each pick a team of characters from popular heist movies to fill traditional roles such as The Leader, The Hacker, The Driver & The Thief. Zack must then choose which group he’s going to go with. But watch out! There are a few hidden moles that could ruin Baconsale’s entire operation with their double-crossing.
Press play to hear generic IMDb plot descriptions mixed with explosive action!
BaconBit: Cruella Review
Listener, darling! Disney has given us another live-action origin story of one of its iconic villains, and Baconsale is here to debate whether or not Cruella’s got what it takes. We’ll discuss the performances from the two Emmas, the stylized look of the film, the elaborate camera work, the ever-present narration, and the presumably expensive soundtrack. And don’t worry, even if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you can listen to our spoiler-free review at the beginning to determine if you should see this in theaters or shell out the cash to see it early on Disney Plus.
Press play to join our introductory discussion: Cruella de Vil 101.
Episode 304: The Future is Past
Setting a film in the future is a risky move because, one day, the future becomes the past. And on this episode of Baconsale, we’re talking about movies such as Mad Max, Back to the Future Part II, and Johnny Mnemonic which boldly attempted to predict what the world would be like in distant years of 1985, 2015, and 2021. Our friend Ryan is here to join us in judging how accurate these movies were and to help us decide when the peak time was for certain actors.
Press play to hear us keep things light & fluffy while discussing political overreach and post-apocalyptic worlds.
Episode 303: Betcha Can't Tier Just One!
No matter how you slice it, a chip is delicious. And on this episode of Baconsale, Kent, Joel, and Zack are ready to rank 21 of these salty, crispy snacks for your enjoyment & irritation. We’ll first share the history of potato chips & tortilla chips, and then proceed to give some hot takes about the most popular brands (which are almost all owned by PepsiCo). We’ll talk Takis, discuss Doritos Nacho Cheese, fight about Funyuns, chat about Cheddar Pringles, frolic for Fritos, sound off about Sun Chips, and bicker about BBQ Lay’s.
But what will end up in our bag of bags? Press play to find out. Just don’t lick your fingies first.
Making Mondays Fun (Again?)
This podcast gets me through my workday. Tier 1, for sure! (#teamJoel)
Tier One Show
Joel, Kent and Zach (RIP Jacob) provide weekly pop culture discussions full of family friendly comedy and insightful reviews. Be prepared to quickly move through the large backlog of past episodes only to catch up to the present and impatiently wait for each week’s upload. Also, don’t freak out when mama Joel and papa Kent argue. After the Hopper debate, they can overcome anything. Definitely a upper tier one show.
I look forward to Monday’s because of these boys.
Some of the best episodes are (in no particular order) any versus show, When a man loves some love songs 1 & 2, The Best tunes of television, all the decade dances, and celebrity mix up match up just to name a few.