89 episodes

Weekly podcast in tribute to The Subbeacon podcast, formerly known as the Substandard podcast, full of garbage opinions, star war arguments, and pioneers of the podcast genre Dudes Counting. Described as "mediocre terrible" by Flagg Taylor.

The Weekly Substandard Expanded Universe Thomas, Chris, and Ryan

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 47 Ratings

Weekly podcast in tribute to The Subbeacon podcast, formerly known as the Substandard podcast, full of garbage opinions, star war arguments, and pioneers of the podcast genre Dudes Counting. Described as "mediocre terrible" by Flagg Taylor.

    Episode 90: There Are No Gays In Russia

    Episode 90: There Are No Gays In Russia

    On this week's episode, our boys chat about what might be the best comedy of 2020, Thomas wants to change the culture, Ryan practices The Accent, and Chris is going to a motorcycle meetup.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 89: Movie Draft Day

    Episode 89: Movie Draft Day

    It's draft day at the SSEU Podcast! Follow along as Chris, Ryan, and Thomas draft their teams (of 2012 movies) and vote on the best team on Twitter. We also chat about surrogates, channel surfing, and self checkout.

    • 54 min
    Episode 88: Dead Eyes at Palm Springs

    Episode 88: Dead Eyes at Palm Springs

    Can you guess how much Tom Hanks is worth? Where in the world is Palm Springs located? Chris is back, Ryan offers up a ranking, and Thomas is not a fan of traffic/speed cameras.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 87: Greyhound, Submarines, and Tom Clancy

    Episode 87: Greyhound, Submarines, and Tom Clancy

    On this week's episode, Ryan and Thomas are joined by two guests (Haiku Jonah and Mustangman) to chat about Apple TV's new movie, Greyhound. Is it better than Dunkirk? The guests also give their submarine movie rankings, discuss Tom Clancy, and read haikus.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 86: The Rock and the Garden State

    Episode 86: The Rock and the Garden State

    We have a guest from the Garden State, Ryan talks about his neighbors, Chris is going on vacation, and the hosts fight over The Rock.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 85: The Crazy Gang

    Episode 85: The Crazy Gang

    On this week's episode, the boys return to a classic Substandard topic: fireworks. They also talk about Christopher Nolan and Thomas has prepared a quiz for Chris and Ryan. Our beloved hosts have also watched The Crazy Gang, a documentary telling the story of Wimbledon in the 1980s with Vinnie Jones as one of the central figures.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Robert Henry Holtz ,

6 stars when Sonny becomes a Catholic

6 stars when Sonny becomes a Catholic. With God’s grace and this podcast, Sonny will be Catholic soon.

Goddesslibrarian ,

It’s not *all* bad

If you’re a fan of garbage opinions by garbage people, this is the podcast for you. It would be better if the Swede was from Norway.

Steven Filippi ,

A podcast by a human Prequels trilogy

Just like the Star Wars-esque hosts of The Weekly Substandard/Sub-Beacon podcast, the trio of Christopher Haberman, Ryan Kinney, and Thomas Lassi can also be compared to Star Wars movies.

The Star Wars prequels.

The Phantom Habermenace is the founder of the Substandard Expanded Universe, the entity from which this podcast sprung fully formed through the intersection of midi-chlorians and pure evil (so I’ve heard). He is a wise sage a la Qui-Gon Jinn, but his friendly nature can also be easily compared to that of little Anakin.

Attack of the Kinneys is the sturdy core of the trio. His dry sense of humor and love of wooden movie quotes shines through each episode. He and his Kinney army guard against the dangers of racist babies, rabid dogs, and northern Europeans.

Revenge of the Swede is the podcast’s de facto host, his exotic nature setting him apart from the rest of the group. The newly-titled Darth now lives in the sweltering heat of Mustafar, free to spread Scandinavian-style equality across to the galaxy.

All in all, these three are garbage and everything about this podcast is sub-par. And yet it is a joy to listen each week and to have gotten to know these gentlemen on Twitter and in person over the past year plus. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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