Based on Nothing (pop culture)

The fifteenth episode of Based on Nothing features a little Based on Nothing party as hosts Spenser Milo and Jacob Harrington invite long-time contributor Jim Testa into the mix. The three of them, alongside Mal Smith (because duh), discuss the definition and history of "the scene," Gotham, The Flash, A to Z, Selfie, Mulaney, and Showtime's upcoming series The Affair. After the TV-talk is done with, they invite Special Agent Joe Meechum to talk about the secret service and his upcoming new book. Don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and email us at


Direct download: jimtesta.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

In the twelfth episode of the podcast, Spenser and Jacob welcome Crit (from and Mal to discuss one of their favorite shows, Lost. The four talk about hidden scenes that nobody ever saw, memories attached to the show, favorite episodes, favorite lines, and much more! They even discuss Friends and are interrupted by Lost's own character named Jacob. Remember to subscribe to the podcast and email us at

Direct download: episode12lost.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

#4 - Natasha Dye

In the fourth episode of the podcast, Jacob and Spenser welcome guest Natasha Dye! The three of them discuss the adventure that is OK Cupid, the television show that is Pretty Little Liars, and just why the hell previous guest Layne Montgomery is there to disrupt Natasha's moment. Conversation also includes baby names, animal movies, vomit, and Taylor Swift's cats.

Be sure to follow Natasha on Twitter here.

Announcements/Star Wars discussion - 0:00
Natasha Dye introduction/OK Cupid justification - 11:30
Layne explains why he's there - 15:00
Glee - 17:00
Pretty Little Liars - 21:00
LA vs. New York/Mom talk - 26:15
Pop music discussion - 30:00
Fun facts - 33:30
Names/Animal movies/Names - 36:00
Catfish - 45:30
Taylor Swift talk - 47:25
"When Did You Last Throw Up?" - 51:50
"How Many Twitter Followers Do You Have?" - 54:00
"In the Loop" - 56:00

Direct download: NatashaDye.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

#3 - Mal

In the third episode of the Based on Nothing podcast, Jacob and Spenser welcome their very good friend Mal Smith. The three discuss their personal history, Harrison Ford, Lost, their Twitter followers, and have a surprise interview with "George Lucas."

You can find Mal over on Twitter @malive and don't forget to email us at!

"What Are You Wearing?" - 3:48
Harrison Ford - 4:59
"In the Loop" - 6:00
NBC/Community/Star Wars/Mal's recent pop culture ignorance - 6:47
Summer movies (or lack thereof) - 12:08
The Leftovers/Lost - 15:00
"How Many Twitter Followers Do You Have?" - 19:00
Mal talks for one straight minute - 20:20
Anticipated movies (or lack thereof) - 23:oo
"In the Loop part 2" - 24:14
"Have You Ever Noticed?" - 25:45
The World Cup - 27:40
"George Lucas" interview - 29:oo
"Personal Problems - 36:17
Wrap up - 38:48

Direct download: malive.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

#2 - Layne Montgomery

In the second episode of the Based on Nothing podcast, Spenser and Jacob welcome Layne Montgomery as their guest. The trio discuss amazing things like the emo revival, Voldemort’s economic policy, Hurricane Sandy, True Detective season 2, and Star Wars Episode VII. You can find Layne over on Twitterand don’t forget to email us at about your thoughts!

3:00 – Reunion tours/Emo revival
5:20 – The Great American Novel talk
7:30 – “Have You Ever Noticed?”
8:47 – Game of Thrones/Click bait (no spoilers)
15:30 – New York discussion
17:45 – Based on Nothing Facebook talk
20:05 – True Detective season 2 casting speculation
24:40 – “What We’re Doing This Summer”

Direct download: Episode_2_Layne_Montgomery.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

#1 - Repodcast

We have a new podcast, again. That’s right, Spenser Milo and Jacob Harrington have teamed up to recreate the Based on Nothing glory days by doing what they do best: talk about pop culture. In an effort to do just that, they take on the topics of Mad Men‘s seventh season, the cancellation of Community, and the latest album from Conor Oberst. In between those topics of course are the usual hijinks that kids love and parents hate. Enjoy the podcast below!

9:30 – AMC talk
14:22 – Mad Men season 7 (NO SPOILERS)
17:10 – TV show investment discussion
22:10 – Community
29:37 – Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain discussion
35:40 – Concert talk

Direct download: Based_on_Nothing_-_Repodcast.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT