51 episodes

Two Packs is the trading card comedy podcast! Join host Geoffrey Golden and a special guest as they crack open packs of bizarre, retro trading cards from The A-Team to Xena: Dangerous Liaisons. While they discover what’s inside, they discuss forgotten pop culture, geeky childhood memories, and a thoughtful exploration of the human condition through a post-post-modern lens. (Or, y'know, Garbage Pail Kids.)

Two Packs: Trading Card Comedy presented by Meltdown Comics Meltdown Comics

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Two Packs is the trading card comedy podcast! Join host Geoffrey Golden and a special guest as they crack open packs of bizarre, retro trading cards from The A-Team to Xena: Dangerous Liaisons. While they discover what’s inside, they discuss forgotten pop culture, geeky childhood memories, and a thoughtful exploration of the human condition through a post-post-modern lens. (Or, y'know, Garbage Pail Kids.)

    #51: PACK ATTACK: Pukeymon vs. Zero Heroes (w/ Asterios Kokkinos)

    #51: PACK ATTACK: Pukeymon vs. Zero Heroes (w/ Asterios Kokkinos)

    The series finale of Two Packs is a massive Pack Attack battle royale! Guest Asterios Kokkinos (Something Awful) and host Geoffrey Golden open packs of Zero Heroes and Pukeymon cards, then combine them to make a collectable card game. Who’s the more mighty urinator: Power Baby or Starpee? Will Burple get indigestion from eating the Great Gobbler? Which is uglier: Captain Ugly or the art on the Pukeymon cards? All these important questions might very well be answered on the puketabulous final episode of Two Packs presented by Meltdown Comics!

    Follow us on Twitter!

    Two Packs - https://twitter.com/twopackspodcast

    Asterios Kokkinos - https://twitter.com/asterios

    Geoffrey Golden - https://twitter.com/geoffreygolden

    Links to check out:

    Toys “4” Cheap - http://a.co/fO87EIE

    Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp - http://kck.st/2oRCSrK

    Credits:

    Producer - Mason Booker

    Engineer - Mason Booker

    Opening Theme by Matt Myers

    “Biking in the Park” by Lee Rosevere

    Logo by Kenny Keil

    Card Images:

    Zero Heroes Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0qhmufrrwmy98o/e051-zeroheroes-front.jpeg?dl=0

    Pukeymon Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hmjlsgxbyitf7d/e051-pukeymon-front.jpeg?dl=0

    Zero Heroes / Pukeymon Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/odrcuxkr7wt1bd9/e051-zeroheroes-pukeymon-back.jpeg?dl=0

    Magic: the Gathering 1 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wxnokc6p51vq0l/e051-magicTG-front-1.jpeg?dl=0

    Magic: the Gathering 2 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8jj95zilj9smb9/e051-magicTG-front-2.jpeg?dl=0

    • 48 min
    #50: Garbage Pail Kids (w/ R. Sikoryak)

    #50: Garbage Pail Kids (w/ R. Sikoryak)

    Guest R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions graphic novel) joins host Geoffrey Golden for Two Packs, the trading card comedy show! On this special behind-the-cards episode, Geoffrey interviews Bob about his time at Topps in the 1980s writing gags for Garbage Pail Kids and Toxic High. They discuss how Garbage Pail Kids were made, the now famous indie cartoonists who all relied on Topps for a paycheck at the time, and Bob’s new use of illustrated parodies: to take on Trump. All this on this Adam Bomb-in’ episode of Two Packs presented by Meltdown Comics!

    Follow us on Twitter!

    @twopackspodcast

    @rsikoryak

    @geoffreygolden

    Check it out:

    Terms and Conditions - https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/terms-and-conditions

    The Unquotable Trump - https://unquotabletrump.tumblr.com/

    Garbage Pail Kids Book - http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/garbage-pail-kids_9781419702709/

    Credits:

    Producer - Mason Booker

    Engineer - Mason Booker

    Opening Theme by Matt Myers

    “Biking in the Park” by Lee Rosevere

    Logo by Kenny Keil

    Card Images:

    Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/6iarw1o95w3jhtv/e050-garbagepail-front.jpeg?dl=0

    Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/5emsfpnl0zjvjbd/e050-garbagepail-back.jpeg?dl=0

    • 22 min
    #49: Wanted By FBI + True Crime II (w/ Jamie Loftus)

    #49: Wanted By FBI + True Crime II (w/ Jamie Loftus)

    Guest Jamie Loftus (Comedy Central) joins host Geoffrey Golden for Two Packs, the trading card comedy show! This week, they open packs of lawbreaking trading cards – Wanted By FBI (1993) and True Crime II (1992). While opening the packs, they discuss hot cigarette peddler Joe Doto, computer criminal “slash” murder attempter John Aleshe, and the love of Jamie’s life, Robert Durst. All this on this incarcerated episode of Two Packs presented by Meltdown Comics!

    Follow us on Twitter!

    @twopackspodcast

    @hamburgerphone

    @geoffreygolden

    Credits:

    Producer - Mason Booker

    Engineer - Mason Booker

    Opening Theme by Matt Myers

    “Biking in the Park” by Lee Rosevere

    Logo by Kenny Keil

    Card Images:

    Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/choqxx09t90k1vn/e049-fbi-true-crime-front.jpeg?dl=0

    Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg7ejzedk3j06y2/e049-fbi-true-crime-back.jpeg?dl=0

     

    • 34 min
    #48: Gruesome Greetings + TMNT 3 (w/ Danny Lacy)

    #48: Gruesome Greetings + TMNT 3 (w/ Danny Lacy)

    Guest Danny Lacy (Crack-Duck) joins host Geoffrey Golden for Two Packs, the trading card comedy show! This week, they open packs of ooze-covered cards – Gruesome Greetings (1992) and TMNT 3 (1993). While opening the packs, they discuss why the best Pokemon were the trash Pokemon, how a pig’s butt can launch a woman into space, and why the Ninja Turtles looked more disgusting than usual in their third movie. All this on this gross-out episode of Two Packs presented by Meltdown Comics!

    Follow us on Twitter!

    @twopackspodcast

    @garbageville

    @geoffreygolden

    Credits:

    Producer - Mason Booker

    Engineer - Mason Booker

    Opening Theme by Matt Myers

    “Biking in the Park” by Lee Rosevere

    Logo by Kenny Keil

    Card Images:

    TMNT 3 Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/83b4etz80ykijl7/e048-tmnt3-front.jpeg?dl=0

    TMNT 3 Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmg3xci42uu87u6/e048-tmnt3-back.jpeg?dl=0

    Gruesome Greetings Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ex3pov0jpj7o6p9/e048-gruesomegreets-front.jpeg?dl=0

    Gruesome Greetings Inside - https://www.dropbox.com/s/uk6c6l05fk0bf21/e048-gruesomegreets-inside1.jpeg?dl=0

    Gruesome Greetings Inside 2 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/tk4sapl5hq0ru2v/e048-gruesomegreets-inside2.jpeg?dl=0

     

    • 29 min
    #47: American Gladiators + Looney Tunes Comic Ball (w/ Grant Pardee)

    #47: American Gladiators + Looney Tunes Comic Ball (w/ Grant Pardee)

    Guest Grant Pardee (Vice) joins host Geoffrey Golden for Two Packs, the trading card comedy show! This week, they open packs of sports-ish cards – American Gladiators (1991) and Comic Ball IV: Comic Bowl (1992). While opening the packs, they discuss how little they remembered about American Gladiators vs. how crazy it was, the perennial sadness of being a Buffalo Bills fan, and the cultural inevitability of Space Jam. All this on this tennis ball shooting episode of Two Packs presented by Meltdown Comics!

    Follow us on Twitter!

    @twopackspodcast

    @grantpa

    @geoffreygolden

     

    Credits:

    Producer - Mason Booker

    Engineer - Mason Booker

    Opening Theme by Matt Myers

    “Biking in the Park” by Lee Rosevere

    Logo by Kenny Keil

     

    Card Images:

    American Gladiators Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9bkuyaf28cjw1j/e047-american-gladiators-front.jpeg?dl=0

    American Gladiators Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwxvgj3l60yajnx/e047-american-gladiators-back.jpeg?dl=0

    Comic Ball Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/0gwjcyb7k1cjq9w/e047-comicball-front.jpeg?dl=0

    Comic Ball Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwxvgj3l60yajnx/e047-american-gladiators-back.jpeg?dl=0

    • 33 min
    #46: SNL + Coneheads (w/ Bennie Arthur)

    #46: SNL + Coneheads (w/ Bennie Arthur)

    Guest Bennie Arthur (Drunk History) joins host Geoffrey Golden for Two Packs, the trading card comedy show! This week, they open packs of early 90s SNL cards – Saturday Night Live (1992) and Coneheads: The Movie (1993). While opening the packs, they discuss how America needs Stewart Smalley more than ever, the brilliant decision to make a Coneheads movie 16 years after the characters were popular, plus Bennie and Geoffrey bust out their flawless impressions of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. All this on this cone-honing episode of Two Packs presented by Meltdown Comics!

    Follow us on Twitter!

    @twopackspodcast

    @benniearthur

    @geoffreygolden

    Credits:

    Producer - Mason Booker

    Engineer - Mason Booker

    Opening Theme by Matt Myers

    “Biking in the Park” by Lee Rosevere

    Logo by Kenny Keil

    Card Images:

    Front - https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx32ttjwb9oe8op/e046-snl-coneheads-back.jpeg?dl=0

    Back - https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx32ttjwb9oe8op/e046-snl-coneheads-back.jpeg?dl=0

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Johnny Delicious ,

Smart, quick and funny

Two Packs a Week is a hilarious show based on the bizarre premise of analyzing pop culture through opening vintage card packs; a strange idea that is ingenious in its execution. Geoffrey Golden is the talented host, with great guests who keep the conversation breezy and witty. Probably my favorite podcast to listen to on short car trips. I highly recommend this show for any nerd culture junkie looking for a few good laughs!

Joey Catboy ,

Hilarious

As a huge trading card fan I can't get enough of Geoff and his guests. They're knowledgable about the trading card space and also just really funny in their own right. Even if you aren't a huge trading card fan you'll love this show.

Jewfro! ,

Great!

Love it!

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