Based on Nothing

I recorded this episode once with my friend Luke but then it got annihilated by my computer. Then I recorded it in two halves with my friend TJ, but the second half got annihilated by my computer again. I recorded a second half with Luke and it finally made it all the way. We talk about Forever, Searching, Support The Girls, The Good Place, American Vandal, BoJack Horseman, Maniac on Netflix which I think is a masterpiece, and much more. It's been a long month, thank you for your patience. 

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This week I am joined by Carrie Wittmer, a comedian and television/entertainment reporter. We get to know each other, talk about the MCU and Paddington 2, the fantastic new Mitski album BE THE COWBOY and more. Then Carrie and I dissect Halt and Catch Fire, an underrated show that we both love dearly. If you have seen the show this episode is for you. If you haven't seen the show maybe this episode will make you want to start it! All four season are available on Netflix and it is one of the very best there is. 


Carrie has a book called NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS coming out on November 13th. She is on Twitter @Carriesnotscary.

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Layne made the podcast a new theme song because he is a passionate rock and roll boy who likes podcasts. Check out his band LAYNE MONTGOMERY PAPER COMPANY and his Twitter @BuffaloSpringsteen

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For the monumental 150th episode we premiere a new theme song by friend of the show LAYNE MONTGOMERY from LAYNE MONTGOMERY PAPER COMPANY. He does the rock and roll music real good. Then @Malive from the wonderful podcast @AFewBeersIn joins me to discuss why this podcast is ultimately bad, podcast longevity, Phil Elverum and Michelle Williams, the wonderful Star Wars novel Lost Stars by Claudia Grey, the positive parts of the Star Wars fandom, Clone Wars and Rebels, Ben Affleck's ultimately bad movie career, and much more. We also got a call from previous guest Kevin Stariker where we rank the Mission Impossible movies and talk about how wonderful and horny Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is.

Thanks for listening. 150 more I guess.

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Friend of the show TJ Wells returns to discuss the very funny and underrated movie The House - also former guest Max Scholnick calls in to talk about working on and acting in The House. Then TJ and I discuss The Rider, First Reformed, Blade Runner 2049, Creed, How To Train Your Dragon, Lean On Pete, The Last Jedi, the thick of summer, The Menzingers, Los Campesinos, the toxic parts of the Star Wars fandom that want to ruin it for everyone else, positive people putting positivity into the world, friends helping friends, and the upcoming and monumental episode #150

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Good friend of the show Isaac returns. We recorded an episode two weeks ago that was lost to the abyss. We record another one because we won't let that stop us. We talk about The Incredibles 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi, First Reformed, Anton Yelchin and Green Room, Game of Thrones going off the rails, Westworld, The Leftovers, Tomorrowland, Motion City Soundtrack, Moneen, and more. 

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Ryan H. Walsh, author of the new book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 & singer of the band Hallelujah The Hills is back on the show. Last time he was here he was writing this book and now it's out! The book is a fascinating examination of the arts and culture scene of Boston in 1968 and Van Morrison's time there before he recorded Astral Weeks. We talk all about his extensive research and writing process, his book tour, the letters he received from Jonathan Richman, a couple legendary Boston figures like Mel Lyman, and the enigma that is Van Morrison's beautiful album Astral Weeks. We also talk about his band, Twin Peaks The Return, his recent appearance on Never Not Funny, David Crosby not knowing who Stephen Malkmus is and much more!

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Dear friend of the show @Malive from @AFewBeersIn returns to discuss how good of an actress Amy Adams is and her filmography. We also discuss The Ex starring Zach Braff, the run of mid 2000's parody films, Catch Me If You Can, Enchanted, George Clooney punching David O. Russell, and Amy Adams performance in Arrival. 

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Friend of the show @MrLukeThornton returns and we discuss the disastrous and fascinating behind the scenes of the Hobbit trilogy, the new Hop Along album and their Philadelphia album release show, Phantom Thread, Solo, Breath of The Wild, Japanese Breakfast, Barry, Atlanta, Infinity War and much more. Stay until the very end for two surprises. 

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Kevin Stairiker returns and we talk about movies, music and Philadelphia a whole lot. 

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Old friend of the show Isaac Leggett returns to talk about the Oscars, good movies, bad movies, Star Wars, Pennsylvania and more. 

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Ian Kimble from Shoestring Gold Films, Garrett Smith (@Filmadelphia) and @DanScully from I LIKE 2 MOVIE MOVIE join me for the 5th entry in the Based on Nothing Cinema Series: we watch xXx: Return of Xander Cage and do a full length feature commentary. This movie is a blast and we all are completely with love with it. X takes care of it's own.

Listen to I Like 2 Movie Movie, follow me @Ailite. See you in February. 

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The editors of Cinedelphia.com, Ryan and Jill, join me for a feature length commentary on The Empire Strikes Back. We also discuss Star Wars toys, The Last Jedi, the Kathleen Kennedy era of Lucasfilm, the prequels, Rebels, some of our other favorite films of 2017, Lord of The Rings, and once again, the pussy posse and how badly we need a movie about their disgusting misadventures. 

Check out Cinedelphia.com - a great website for film reviews and discussion based in Philadelphia. Also check out their movie podcast Shame Files.

Thank you for listening. As many episodes as I can pull together this year. Happy 2018. 

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The lost episode #131 gets the proper re-release it deserves. 

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TJ Wells (@PoorFrisco87) joins me to wrap up the year and discuss our favorite movies and television shows of the year, how much Justice League sucked, Don's Plum, and how Harmony Korine should make a pussy posse movie. 

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Returning champion @MrLukeThornton joins me for an in depth discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Spoilers: we both love it it a whole lot.

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The hosts of I Like 2 Movie Movie @DanScully and @Filmadelphia join me for a feature length commentary on Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. You can listen to this without the movie but you will have so much more fun if you watch the movie along with us! It's a great movie and we are all pretty taken with it. Horses, airplanes, Harrison Ford murdering Nazis - this movie has it all. We also talk about a bunch of other bullshit so this episode has it all too.

See you in December with to round out this terrible year! @BONpodcast @Ailite

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Returning champion guest of the show joins me very late at night. We discuss the news about Brand New and Jesse Lacey, and how to let something you're a fan of go. It isn't fun but I wanted to get it out of the way and take my hat out of the Brand New ring for good. Then we have fun and discuss Kevin's interview with Brian Wilson, Lancaster living, terrible sleep schedules, a list of band name etymologies, movies, Moviepass, and much more!

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Luke Thornton returns. Blade Runner 2049, depression, complaints, Star Wars, Broken Social Scene, Nathan For You, post apocalyptic restaurant, sorry for the lack of recent episodes, hope.

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My guest this week is Rae Paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) who writes about space, science and animals for Gizmodo. We talk all about Twin Peaks, her cat's birthday, space, the Voyager probe's 40th anniversary, the Cassini probe's beautiful grand finale, the eclipse, our favorite space facts, the Wikipedia page for the Timeline of the Far Future, a bunch of big space concepts I can barely understand, our favorite animals, Austin Powers: Goldmember, and the Great Emu War. Rae is a great guest and you should check out her writing over at Gizmodo!

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Brand New released their highly anticipated new album SCIENCE FICTION out of the blue on August 17th. Past guest Kelsey Degnan from the defunct and retired Where's The Brand New Album? podcast joins me to discuss the album track by track, lyrics, where the band goes from here, Seether ripping Brand New off, and how fucking good it feels to have a new album by Brand New in our lives. 

@BONpodcast and @Ailite on Twitter, another episode in this Brand New centric series will be out in a few weeks when we've had more time with the album. 

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After an emergency Brand New update returning champion @MrLukeThornton returns to the show to discuss how much the world sucks, Star Wars toys, Indiana Jones 5, the Fast and Furious live stunt show, that one dude and his curvy wife, the Boondock Saint's documentary Overnight which is an amazing movie, Arcade Fire, Pierce Brosnan's horrible singing in Mama Mia and more. 

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I am joined by Ian Kimble (@ShoestringGold) & Garrett Smith (@Filmadelphia) to do a feature length commentary on Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN 2, a movie we all love and a bonafied superhero classic by this point. You will get the most out of this episode if you watch the movie while listening to the episode, so please try to go for the full experience if you can! We talk about comic books, visual effects in film, acting, Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional and the movie in scene by scene full length detail.

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Two friends Arthur and Isaac join me to discuss in depth The Leftovers. The first 30 are just a chat a spoiler free chat with Arthur about his recent star turn on a live episode of Hollywood Handbook, podcasts, film school, movies and more. Then Isaac joins us and we talk about the phenomenal third season of The Leftovers, spoilers abound. 

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My friend and host of Screenplay Book Club podcast joins me to discuss his podcast, screenwriting, our love for reading screenplays, some of our favorite scripts, why The Iron Giant and The Incredibles are our two favorite movies, Alien: Covenant, how much the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie sucks, Gods of Egypt, Fast and Furious movies, how much Jurassic World sucks and much more.

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Ian was kind of shocked at what was happening. 

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For the three year anniversary episode of the podcast Garret Smith and Ian Kimble join me to watch The Wachowski's 2008 masterpiece SPEED RACER and do a feature length commentary. We also talk about Star Wars and other movies a lot. 

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Garrett Smith (@Filmadelphia) from I LIke 2 Movie Movie returns to talk about Prometheus, Fate of The Furious and all other sorts of movies in a mega movie episode

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Old friend of the show Layne Mongtgomery is here to catch us up on what Tom DeLonge has been up to, SXSW bathroom ordeals, his new band The Romantic Comedy, being worn out by the world, Star Wars news, Better Cole Slaw, My Chemical Romance, how cool comic books and hockey are, the hate pit, how cool Layne's mother is and more. We also shout out to Harris Wittels for his birthday. 

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@Malive from @AFewBeersIn joins me very late at night to get loopy and to launch a new spinoff podcast about GIVE UP by The Postal Service, but way more about Tom Hanks' monumental filmography and career. Also - obscure 2000's Oscar trivia, top five worst Star Wars characters and toys, My Chemical Romance, Stephen Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, lots of movie discussion, Brett Ratner being a stupid idiot and how amazing Tom Hanks is. 

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ALL TIME @MRLUKETHORNTON RETURNS TO DISCUSS POP CULTURE RELATED THINGS

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Here is a clip from episode #107 where @KeyboardCole sang Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" after talking extensively about the masterpiece film Catch Me If You Can

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Best friend of the show and all time silly person @KeyboardCole is back on the show! Cole is one of my favorite guests to have on and this episode is FUN. I am getting over a cold so I'm a little loopy. We talk about being RESILIENT, me seeing John Wick: Chapter 2 alone on Valentine's Day, how much I like The Young Pope, being the first person to climb Olympus Mons, sleeping meds, Cole almost getting a helicopter landed on him Star Wars, and finally we both blissfully talk about how much we love the movie Catch Me If You Can and sing a song. Stick around to the very end for a song!

There is one more really exciting episode coming in February and a bunch of great episodes coming in March! I'm on Twitter @Ailite and @BONpodcast. If you rate and review the podcast on iTunes I will love you forever. Thank you for listening! I hope you're doing great out there. 

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MICHELLE BILOON is a comedian extraordinaire who is been doing stand up and podcasting for a long time and she's a pro. I joined her at her kitchen table to talk about stand up, touring, comic books, her daughter's love for Star Wars, the women's March and protests we've attended in Philadelphia, being exhausted in Trump's America, salad dressing and more! Michelle is the best! You can check out her podcast Bilooncast where she offers advice and insight to young standups!

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Celebrating my 45th birthday by mostly talking about movies with GARRETT SMITH (@Filmadelphia) from I LIKE TO MOVIE MOVIE! We talk about Arrival, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and punching nazis, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, John Wick, Split, Unbreakable, Road To Perdition, Everybody Wants Some!!, the new Xander Cage movie, and much more! Plus a call from the wonderful @Pxcaballero about her podcast! And we get a call from a part time scarecrow/black jack dealer who claims I owe him money!

GREAT GUESTS coming up in February - comedians and comic book people and more! Rate and review on iTunes and follow @Bonpodcast for updates. Thanks for listening!

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Two friends with two podcasts are on the show this week - Jenelle from the podcast MY GENERATION and Kevin from the podcast FLY AFTER FIVE. We talk music that sucks, music that doesn't suck, Dan Nainan, the weather, Moonlight, Steely Dan, our favorite music of 2016, the last times we cried, writing about music and much more. We also deal with the stunning revelation that I am 44.

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It's the FIRST EPISODE OF 2017 and it's about RESILIENCE
All timer guest @MrLukeThornton joins me to start off 2017. Luke and I talk about me getting hit by a car on New Year's Eve, laughing in the face of death up until the moment it gets your goat, Star Wars and all of my Star Wars toys, sticking up for what is right this year, being angry and tired all the time, being ambitious and motivated, Carrie Fisher, Lord of The Rings, The Leftovers, comic books, resilience and much much more. This is a great episode and we're going to be running at full speed all year long.

Happy New Year to everyone and thanks for following us into 2017. If you like the show please rate and review on iTunes, it helps a great deal. @BONpodcast/@Ailite

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Writer/producer/director Ian Kimble is here to talk about making and watching movies, comic books, music, Philadelphia and more
Last episode of 2016
First episode of 2017 coming in a few days

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NEW PODCAST CENTURY
OLD FRIEND GUEST
CALL FROM A HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND
MOVIES MUSIC EMOTIONS CRYING

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It's episode 100! Finally! My guests are Mal Smith (@Malive) and Lauren Puga (@KittenTarantino) from the podcast A FEW BEERS IN. In this episode we take turns complimenting each other, insulting each other, playing nerd trivia, and play an extremely intense round of the alliterative name game for the ownership rights of the podcast. We also dive into segments Star Trek News, In The Loop and Star Wars Stories, watch some Star Wars, talk about Disney World, and reach the thrilling conclusion to the saga of uncanceling the cancelation of the podcast.

Based on Nothing has joined a network of writers and podcasters called the Codex and you should check it out at thecodex.io! A FEW BEERS IN is @Afewbeersin on Twitter and I am at @BONpodcast on Twitter.

Thank you for listening to show. 100 more years

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All time champion guest Cole Johnston (KeyboardCole) goes on a strange adventure to Centralia, PA over the phone! Convenience store wars! Prank calls! Then Garret Smith  (@Filmadelphia) from I LIKE TO MOVIE MOVIE joins me to talk about The Neon Demon and assorted other movies, lead me down a Space Jam internet rabbit hole, talk about the post election woes and much more. We also get a call from wonderful friend of the show @PxCaballero!

Based On Nothing has joined a network of podcasts and writers called THE CODEX and you can check them out at https://thecodex.io/. Episode #100 will be out December 1st!

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Finance Guru Gregg Gethard is on the show to talk about his exciting 8 week financial education seminars at various hotels in the area, his upcoming book Cash Dad/Trash Dad, his tumultuous relationship with his father and father neighbor, muay thai kickboxing, remembering his own birth, financial advice of all sorts, the mafia, gambling, Gilmore Girls, money songs, local Facebook groups and so much more.

You can find Finance Guru Gregg Gethard's Facebook page and follow the show @BONpodcast. Episodes 99 and 100 will be out near the end of the November and the beginning of December. Thanks for listening. 

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Friend of the show and Vanity Fair tech reporter @MeKosoff is back on the show! We talk about how much Ken Bone sucks, autumn in New York, Kim Catrall, the election, Twitter's harassment problem, the life and death of Vine, our favorite and least favorite people on Twitter, The Force Awakens being the only Star Wars movie she has seen, Kevin Devine ,American Football and much more. Plus a Facebook Q&A and a very exciting and evenly matched edition of the Alliterative Name Game!

3 MORE EPISODES @BONpodcast

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Garrett Smith (@Filmadelphia) from the I LIKE TO MOVIE MOVIE podcast is back on the show. He is an excellent guest and we both have a great talk about Sully Sullenberger, Hell Or High Water, The Neon Demon, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, John Wick, Gods of Egypt, Westworld, aliens, tons of other movies and much more. I also talk about depression and dealing with life, the new albums from American Football, John K. Samson formerly of The Weakerthans, Kevin Devine,  a podcast I love and the upcoming 100th episode! It's a good one!

Follow the show @BONpodcast and send me all thoughts comments questions and things you want to talk to me about. Thank you for listening.

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All star returning guest @MrLukeThornton is back on the show! One of my favorite people to talk and one of my favorite episodes! We talk about how terrible 2016 has been, a very strange video of Kim Catrall and her husband, a historical Ocean's 13 banner that has been hanging in my neighboorhood in Kensington for over 9 years, clowns in the woods???, the weather, singing while biking, crying, comics, television like Atlanta, movies like Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Around The World In 80 Days for some reason, the 9/11 issue of Spider-Man and much more! This is a really fun episode because Luke is one of the best!

6 more episodes to go! Rate and review on iTunes! @BONpodast! New episodes coming at you in October!

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Dan Drago from @25oclockPod, a great Philadelphia podcast, is on the show this week. We get to know each other and discuss - Philadelphia, the good and bad parts of having a podcast, biking/staying alive while biking, comics like Warren Ellis' Planetary and Brian K. Vaughn's Saga, music like Hop Along/The Tragically Hip/Robin Hitchcock/Destroyer and much more. Dan is a great guest and you should check out his podcast!

SEVEN EPISODES LEFT. TELL A FRIEND!

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Talking about basically nothing except movies and television with @Poorfrisco87

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Chip Chantry and Gregg Gethard have been friends for a long time. Chip is a stand up and Gregg is a comedian in his spare time. They are both very funny. I went to Gregg's house to record this episode. We talk about Gregg's revelation about his heritage, Gregg's controversial Steve Perry fanfiction, Chip's time on Last Comic Standing, a local Facebook group for angry people, ice cream, the Karl G yelp novel, comedy in the morning and much more. 

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Singer and guitarist Augusta Koch (@Gustawindd) from the Philadelphia band CAYETANA is on the show this week. We talk about how we met, her band and touring, the band's upcoming new album, dealing with depression and anxiety, the weather, Philadelphia, The Weakerthans and John K. Samson, Thursday, The Menzingers, lyrics inspired by her grandparents, television and more. Cayetana is on Twitter @CayetanaPhilly!

One more episode coming in August! Tell a friend about the show! Rate and review and on iTunes! Follow the show on Twitter @BONPodcast

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Returning guest Kelsey Degnan (@KelseyDegz) and a new guest Melanie are on the show to help me work through some complicated feelings related to Brand New, who we saw live in July in Philadelphia. 

One or two more episodes in August. @BONpodcast

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BONus! Mal and Lauren from @AFewBeersIn joined me on the 50th episode. This is the clip from that episode featuring them and some of the funniest stuff to ever happen on the show. 

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The wonderful @MayaKosoff joins me on the show. She is a tech writer for Vanity Fair, she is very funny and good at Twitter, and she is super clued into what's going on in the world. We get to know each other and talk about - tech and start ups, men being awful, New York, Philadelphia, Hershey PA, the magic of Twitter, being on tv, Maya's new podcast, Brand New, Owen, Blink-182, human worm Martin Shkreli, Tinder, Harambe, and more. Maya is a great guest and this is a great episode! 

Lots of episodes coming in August as we inch closer and closer to the grand finale 100th episode! @BONpodcast!

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All The Small Things Considered #2! with all timer guest @MrLukeThornton! We talk all about the good and bad of Blink-182's California, Ghostbusters, cats, Brand New, movies, tv, Pokemon GO and much more. This is an all around excellent episode with a great guest!

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Returning champ Zack Connor! Movies! Music! Nature! Mountaineering! Philadelphia! Summer! Vacation! 

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Comedian Max Barth (@HeisMaxBarth) is on the show this week! He co-hosts The Tinder Show and Party Lines! We talk about being angry in Philadelphia, gorillas, stars, the tri-state area, movies, politics, Tinder, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Enlightened, (my favorite show ever), Spider-Man not being effective in Philadelphia, Lady Dynamite and much more! Max is great! Apologies for the abrupt ending!

Follow the show @Bonpodcast. One more episode this month and lots of special episodes in July!

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Every one has an opinion on Blink-182 one way or another. @SpenserMilo returns to the show to help launch a new spin-off podcast to go alongside Where’s The Brand New Album? and Tired of Weezer - All The Small Things Considered episode #1!

We talk about Blink-182’s upcoming album and long career, seeing the band live, memories, favorite songs and albums, the splits, Tom DeLonge, Alkaline Trio, aliens, Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional and more! Later Scott Heisel joins me to talk about the two Blink-182 cover stories he wrote for Alternative Press and his history with the band!

Scott is on Twitter @ScottHeisel and you can find his podcast @BestMidwestern. Subscribe/rate/review on iTunes and follow the show @BONpodcast.

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Joe Coughlin from MOVIE SCRAPPLE is on the show to talk about Delaware, Philadelphia, movies and more!

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Original co-host Spenser Milo returns to talk all about the new Brand New song "I Am A Nightmare" from their allegedly upcoming album! We both like the song and we break it down. We talk about Brand New's general vagueness, their big summer tour with Modest Mouse, an actual new album being around the corner and more. We also talk about Thrice, Thursday, Wolf Parade, Blink-182, the cancelled show Bored To Death, Modern Baseball, Hallelujah The Hills, Camp Cope, LOST, Hollywood creeps, sponsors, the perfect album length and some birds outside of Spenser's window that decided to join us. 

Follow the show at @BONpodcast, follow @SpenserMilo, and look for more episodes all through June!

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May 22nd was the 2 years to the day anniversary of Based on Nothing being a podcast! Cole Johnston Johnston joined me for a celebration! We sing songs, read fascinating Wikipedia lists about the far future and band names, we take calls from a whole myriad of past guests and friends, and we have a lot of fun.

Thank you to EVERYONE who has listened to the show over the past two years, been on the show, laughed at the show - you're the best.

Follow the show @bonpodcast, subscribe and review on iTunes, and stick around. New episodes all through June.

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Comedian Chip Chantry is on the podcast to talk about aliens, the Beach Boys, touring, comedy, opening for Louis CK, jobs, beaches, the tri-state area, running, podcast pitches, getting ice cream, making stuff you like and much more. He's the best!

Follow the show @BONpodcast. Sunday May 22nd is the two year anniversary episode. It's going to be bananas!

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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MATT AND JACQUIE return to the podcast. We accidentally recorded an almost three hour episode that we livestreamed. We take calls from PERRY SHALL from HOUND, Carson Pinch and more, we answer questions from livestream viewers, we #LockTheGates and talk about dads, we play the alliterative name game, we do weird improv, talk about bad charities and so much more! This is the biggest and maybe the best episodes to date!

Matt and Jacquie are performing at Montreal Sketch Fest on May 10th. They are two of the best and you can find them @Tismj_sketch. Follow the show @BONpodcast! 2 year anniversary episode at the end of May!

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Matt, Jacquie and Jacob sing the Growing Pains theme song. 

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GREGG GETHARD a Philadelphia comedian is on the show to talkabout Philadelphia, baby powder sabotage, comedy in broad and specific terms, the Karl G yelp novel, a Bernie Sanders rally weboth attended and much more. Gregg is a wonderful guest!

May will be a fun month for the show! Subscribe/rate/review oniTunes and follow the show @BONpodcast!

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Original co-host and eternal champion Spenser Milo returns to the podcast for the first time in over a year! We have a brand new Weezer album to talk about! We also catch up on knowing each other for almost ten years and podcasting for three, Batman vs. Superman, Star Wars, where the Brand New Album is, Prisoners, Room, The Leftovers, Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional and much more!

Then we talk about River's Cuomo's tv pilot, Weezer's new album track by track and how good Pat Wilson was in Fargo season 2!! This is a great episode! Follow the show @BONpodcast and @SpenserMilo on Twitter. 

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Returning guest and friend of the show Kevin Stairiker (@LoomingDoom) is on the show this week. He is a writer, a musician, and an all around fun dude. We talk about a New Year's Eve Party we were both at, Batman vs. Superman, Civil War, Daredevil season two, comic books, American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, podcasts, bad music from the early 2000's, Scott Stapp, Garry Shandling and so much more! I pitch Kevin to join the Based on Network. At the 28:15 mark, we open up a brand new episode of Where's The Brand New Album? for an official update and because Kevin has never heard a Brand New song before and we had to fix that. I also manage to not curse for most of the episode! It's very exciting!

This is a funny episode! There are a lot more coming in April! Checkout TrafficNightmare.bandcamp.com, rate and review on iTunes and have a great week. 

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@Malive from @Afewbeersin returns triumphantly to the podcast to give her advice on being stuck in stuff, naming babies, who sucks in showbiz, lawyers, casting a young Harrison Ford, sandboxes, marital problems, revenge and spirits and so much more. We also finally get to hear Mal sing as her and Jacob face off in the Tom DeLonge Challenge.

New episodes coming all throughout April. Listen to A Few Beers In! Rate and review Based on Nothing on iTunes! Follow the show on Twitter @BONpodcast. Thank you for listening!

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Philadelphia comedian GARRETT SMITH (@Filmadelphia) from the I LIKE TO MOVIE MOVIE podcast is on the show this week. We talk about how we met but what we both love talking about is movies and that is exactly what we do. We discuss movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Slow West, Spring Breakers, Breaking Away, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The End of The Tour, Now You See Me, Ocean's 12, The Raid and many more.

Check out Garret's podcast, follow this podcast on Twitter @BONpodcast, rate and review on iTunes and look for one more episode in March!

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Philadelphia comedian from Hey We're Cool and Dungeon Palz MATT AUKAMP is on the podcast this week. I ALSO met him at a Halloween party and we realized we had a lot of things in common like being mega fans of The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. We talk about 99 Bananas, Marvel movies and Civil War, an incredible Wikipedia list of band name etymologies, comic books like Saga/Ex Machina/Hawkeye/Nextwave/the 9/11 issue of Spider-Man and more, A Song of Ice and Fire, shitty superheroes, feeling like the world is ending and so much more!

This is a wonderful episode with a super guest! Follow him @MattAukamp, follow the show @BONpodcast, send me your favorite Wikipedia lists, and rate and review the show on iTunes! New episode in a week! Thank you for listening! Tell a friend!

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Philadelphia comedian QUINTON ALEXANDER is here. He's an improviser with Masher, a producer of the show Hey We're Cool, and a dude I met at a Halloween party. We have a great talk about the Oscars, Leonardo DiCaprio, our mutual disgust for Fuller House, Wikipedia holes, getting stuff thrown at you while biking around Philadelphia, New Jersey, what "make America great again" means, making Halloween monthly and mandatory, and much more.

This is a great episode with a great guest! Follow him at @QJAlexander! Follow the podcast @BONpodcast! Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes! Tell a friend!

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Returning guest @MrLukeThornton is back on the show to talk about late night tv, the 9/11 issue of Spider-Man and Dr. Doom crying in it, Spider-Man books in general, Saga and Nextwave, seeing Bruce Springsteen live, Love on Netflix, Angie Tribeca, alliterative names, crappy superheroes and more. 

Subscribe to, rate, and review the show on iTunes! @BONpodcast on Twitter! Tell a friend!

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Beloved fan favorite returning champion guest COLE JOHNSTON (http://flinkpamingo.bandcamp.com) is back on the show. We talk, we play games, I very briefly cry, we get to the bottom of stuff, we pretend to be movie characters. It's a fun one.

Subscribe to + rate and review the show on iTunes! Lots of episodes coming in March!

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It's exactly what the title says. New episode out Thursday!

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Sorry for the break! We're back with a new episode with guest Jake Jenkins (@JakeJ654) from Absolutepunk.net. Jake and I have a lot in common musically. We talk about our mutual adoration for Thursday and Brand New as well as Owen, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Jack's Mannequin, Thrice, Foxing, Say Anything and much more. We also talk about living in the future, Wikipedia holes, famous cats and dogs, winter, the absolutely fantastic Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, and the absolutely terrible 9/11 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Follow Jake on Twitter! Follow the show @BONpodcast! More episodes coming very soon! Tell a friend! Sorry for the break!

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@Malive and I recorded a podcast on my 24th birthday after a blizzard. We play a game called Name as Many Cancelled NBC Shows as You Can, someone sings karaoke alone because someone else refuses, and we get to the bottom of some real deep stuff. Mal gives advice on super cats, freaky Fridays, getting to places, loud noises, Twitter meltdowns, immortal beings, fixing the Oscars, actual good life advice and much more. This is really and truly one of my favorite episodes of the podcast and one of the most fun to date.

Follow Mal's podcast @afewbeersin on Twitter. Send us things to read at @BONpodcast. Thanks for a great first month of 2016.

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Perry Shall from the band HOUND is on the podcast this week. Perry is a musician, artist, t-shirt collector, music fan and an expert scholar in the field of Weezer. We talk all about Hound and his music, Motorhead, enjoying Creed a little more than The Force Awakens, Philadelphia and much more. Later we open up Based on Nothing's new spinoff podcast In Defense of Weezer and talk about their upcoming new album, River's failed tv pilot, the $25,000 Weezer Experience bundle and much more.

Check out Perry's music at WeareHound.bandcamp.com. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, rate and review it, and look for one more episode before the end of January!

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Comedian NEEL NANDA is on the podcast this week. Neel is a great stand up, actor and writer who lives in Los Angeles. He does stand up all over town, he's been on a few television shows you've heard of, and he's very fun to talk to. We get to know each other, Neel talks about his experiences doing comedy in LA, we pitch each other bad sitcoms and movies, we played Name Ten Podcasts, we talk about first jobs, and finally Nee's acquaintance and fan favorite Based on Nation guest Natasha Dye joins us for some Growing Pains karaoke. 

2-3 more episodes coming in January! Thank you for listening! Please subscribe on iTunes, rate and review, and tell a friend!

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Ryan Walsh from the band Hallelujah The Hills is on the show to kick off 2016! Ryan I do not know each other but I am a big fan of his music and he was so much fun to talk to. We talk about the band's upcoming 5th album, his upcoming book about Boston in 1968 and Van Morrison's time there leading up to Astral Weeks, podcasts we like, music/movies and tv we like (especially Twin Peaks and Enlightened,), stories from the road, changing technology, Martin Shrekli, El Chapo and so much more!

This is a great episode with a wonderful guest! Based on Nothing will be going strong all year long with 3-5 episodes a month, old and new guests, and fun. Subscribe on iTunes and tell a friend. @BONpodcast

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Grand funale of 2015 with @Malive and @LukeThornton! You've got the questions and Mal has got the advice! Star Wars stories! Bedtime stories! Legends of a forgotten Red Hot Chili Peppers roller coaster! Favorite things of the year! Podcast rivals! Curses! Name Ten Podcasts battle! Wishes for the new year! Putting 2015 to bed! Karaoke!

Thank you for listening all year long. There will be lots of episodes with great guests in January. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes! Happy new year!  

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This week the host of my favorite podcast is on my podcast - TOM SCHARPLING from THE BEST SHOW is here. Tom is a writer, director, television producer and one half of the comedy duo Scharpling and Wurster who are playing at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Sunday 12/13.

Tom and I discuss meeting at a Destroyer show, all kinds of music from Death Cab For Cutie to Wolf Parade to Springsteen, Northern New Jersey, podcast persistence, Tarantino movies, what goes into making the Best Show every week, Google being despicable, the Scharpling and Wurster live shows, karaoke and much more. Tom is the best of the best at what he does and it is truly exciting to have him here on my little old podcast. 

Support the podcasts you love by subscribing, downloading and rating. There are more episodes coming at you in December. Thank you for listening!

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Brand New expert and scholar in the field @KelseyDegz joins me to discuss Brand New in all their mystery and wonder. FIRST we get an exciting call from former Based on Nothing co-host @SpenserMilo. THEN we talk about Brand New happenings and the chances of a new album in 2016, the newly released leaked demos from 2006 in detail, the October Nashville show, the Ommegang Brewery show with Kevin Devine, Jesse Lacey and Kevin Devine in Philly this weekend, setlists, iPods, surprise noises, Demi's Lovato's love for Brand New, favorite Brand New moments, the band potentially breaking up, favorite music of 2015, sing a song and much more. 

This episode has some great stuff for fans of Brand New and fun moments for regular Based on Nothing listeners. More coming in December! Thank you for listening! Subscribe to the show on iTunes!

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Garbageman Cole Johnston (@KeyboardCole) returns for a make-em-up episode of the hit morning radio show Jacob and The Garbageman. Full disclosure - this episode is dumb. I am not great at improv and we make up lots of stuff on the fly. We had a blast doing it. There are aliens, burned down chain restaurants, fascinating zookeepers, callers and strange products galore in this episode set in a weird, non-existant town. This one is as silly as they get and I hope it gives you the giggles in more than a few places.

LOTS of episodes with great guests coming at you in December. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, maybe give it a rating or a review, and look for more to wrap up 2015. 

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