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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

It's MB's favorite time of year again: players have started heading to AZ and FL for spring training. She drops everything you need to know about pitchers and catchers around the league for the upcoming season*, and the boys totally help. Hooli talks about the NBA trade deadline. The Joe thinks the earth is flat** #Kyrie.

*Except the horrible David Price news that dropped post-recording.
**He doesnt, but if he cared about Kyrie he would.​

Podcast Episode

Ian's Playlist Shuffle

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Ian Williams came to the show with a request to press shuffle on his tightly curated, massive Spotify playlist and chat about what came up. What resulted was a story about friends, family, relationships, and the power of music to facilitate genuine human connection. Now that's rock & roll (and hip-hop! And other stuff too!). 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

John and Asher are close friends who write and perform together a lot, so they naturally have to make a lot of decisions together. We unpack the possible topics they both brought to the table and discover a lot of them are related to the subject (the Mandela Effect, heuristics), we dig into the way our personalities and thought processes affect the decisions we make, and we get into how an obsession with decision-making can make improv both a daunting task and a freeing gift of an art from.

Podcast Episode

Talking Switch!

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Nintendo Switch is the gaming topic du jour. This week, Tim, Clayton, and Kellen ask the big question -- is it worth it? 

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Fanfiction February 5 rolls on with pieces both fictional and inspired by the power of fiction. Create, people!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

This week, Charlie Madsen returns to discuss the timing of mixtapes, the unpredictability of pop music, his favorite artist of all time, and more!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Luis put in his years as a Universal Studios tour guide so that you, the listener, could be regaled with tales ranging from giving a VIP tour to a certain CA Governator to the ridiculous costume his union rep was wearing when he was let go from the job. From Courthouse Square (downtown Hill Valley in Back to the Future) to Colonial Street (Wisteria Lane in Desperate Housewives), Luis knows the ins and outs of the lot so well it often distracts him when he's watching one of the plethora of projects that have shot there.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, February 20th, 2017

It's time for our annual celebration of fanfiction - and this time, we invited Chicago mediamakers VStheUNIVERSE to join in!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This week, on the first Blank Cassette two-parter(!), LA-based writer Charlie Madsen shares side A of a 2006 tape, his first involving (then) popular music, and offers us insight into his visual method of maxing mixes. 

From the podcast: Talking Games

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This week, Chicago Loot Drop founder Mike Chuck joins us to talk about the actual joys of games that repeat themselves. 

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