Based on Nothing

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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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! 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 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!


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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!


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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, 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 ( 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 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 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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