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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 142: Goovis Young

    Episode 142: Goovis Young

    Oh no they did another YKS! It's a remote episode of course, which is fine. On this week's show we're trying out new intros, NOT going to the store, and doing hammer violence. It actually is remarkably similar to a normal episode of the show, which is either good or bad depending on if you like the show normally or not. Either way, you can't deny that it's here now. And it's better than going outside and licking stuff.
    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.
    For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. That's the nice place to go if you want to support the show and get more stuff from us. And since everyone's sitting around all bored, we unlocked two episodes for the gen. pop to check out, both sports episodes with our friend Chris James. Get em Here and Here. And thanks for listenin. See ya.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Unlocked! YKS Premium S5E5: In the Passenger's Seat with Chris James

    Unlocked! YKS Premium S5E5: In the Passenger's Seat with Chris James

    The YKS remote recording setup is not yet ready to go (we hired the Joe Biden guys), so for today we'll be releasing a classic YKS Premium episode from the archives.
    Originally released 2/8/19, this episode with the one and only Chris James touches on the NBA trade deadline (remember when we had sports?) and contains the first review of my rec league hoops performance. Look for Part 2 of that conversation to be released later this week, and as always if you need more YKS on your Pono Player, you can subscribe to YKS Premium on Patreon. Which would rock.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 141: Dead Butt Syndrome

    Episode 141: Dead Butt Syndrome

    Well here's a weird one for ya: with Mike Out Of Office, we're forced to go to Plan B: ask the 2 other guys in JF's house to do the show. Luckily, past Jesseuary guest Greg Pollock (@weedguy420boner) and early Go Off Kings Producer Paul (@tinybaby) answer the call to talk about tired asses, the science of funniness, and streaming services for men. Which we need right now more than ever!
    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.
    Despite all the b******t, YKS Premium is still coming your way. so if you're looking for some s**t to do, go on over there and sign up and download it please. $5 a month gets you access to over 150 hours of content and a coveted slot in the YKS discord server, where hundreds of freaks and esteemed posters such as ourselves await your vegetable recipes and dog pictures.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 140: Mask On

    Episode 140: Mask On

    Folks we're out of the frying pan and into the fire at YKS HQ, as we (barely) survive a big ass tornado and now must escape a global pandemic while shacking up in the same quarters. So we're prepping ourselves with the best disease prevention campaigns Kickstarter has to offer, from a fake mask thing to another fake mask thing and more. Grab a tissue and check it out.
    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.
    This week on YKS Premium, it's Tournament Time! Not content with giving you just one tournament, Mike and JF are doing FOUR March Madness-style brackets this month! To break the seal on this outrageous and original concept, this Thursday YKS Presents: Munch Madness 2020: Fruit Bowl -- 16 new and classic fruits go head to head to see which sweet treat you can't defeat. Go to the store and get some fruit yourself to follow along! Reminder: We came up with this idea!

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 139: Red Carpet Guys

    Episode 139: Red Carpet Guys

    Well it's kind of busy over here today so I'm gonna do a short one of these. Today on YKS we got an update on becoming Real Hollywood Celebrities, and we got 6 Kickstarters to talk about, and we have a story about going to the store. So I hope you enjoy that and we will talk to you next week.
    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.
    For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. This week, we have the incredible conclusion of Jesseuary, as Chris James (Not Even A Show, you might have read about it in the damn AV Club) joins to discuss Jesse Movie MVP Keanu Reeves' take on the "weird smoking man saves world" genre, Constantine.

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 138: Banana Money

    Episode 138: Banana Money

    Did like 20 minutes on bananas for this one. Running out of s**t to say? No, we are simply scratching the surface of our agricultural and horticultural information base. So, not only all that good stuff, but also: a candle that lights itself (?), a leap forward in toilet cleaning technology, and a very timely movie-based board game.
    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.
    This week, Jesseuary: Salute to Bad Films continues on YKS Premium, as we are joined by small weirdo Stefan Heck (Blocked Party, Go Off Kings) to review a movie that I'm not even sure I like: The Happytime Murders!
    Plus, if you haven't already got one, go grab a shirt at the YKS Store. It took a long ass time to set that s**t up so help me out and go look at it please. Get the tiny minimalist RFID blocking wallet out folks! Ya won't regret it.

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    • 1 hr 44 min

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