Monthly Archives: February 2013

Episode 7: Grammys Review and Personal Tech

The Grammys tried to sneak by us, but we caught ‘em. Even though it’s perhaps the least relevant awards show, it’s a good excuse to talk about 2012 music. Logan gives some alternate nominations that give a better picture of the music of the last year (and also a few picks to help you fit in with the cool kids).

Before we get to the music, though, we end up talking about personal technology for a while. Logan has finally picked out his next smartphone: the HTC One announced last week. Logan also bought a new laptop, and, after a lot of talk about what to look for in a laptop (and considering the possibility of taking the leap into the world of Apple), he reveals his choice: a Lenovo IdeaPad. We also hit TV and holla at a couple restaurants.

Music on the podcast:

Logan’s Nominees

Pop songs

  • Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
  • Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  • Fun., “We Are Young”
  • Ke$ha, “Die Young”
  • Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

Rock albums

  • Black Keys, El Camino
  • Japandroids, Celebration Rock
  • Jack White, Blunderbuss
  • Tame Impala, Lonerism
  • Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan

Hip Hop and R&B albums

  • Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE
  • Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
  • Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music
  • Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid; MAAD City
  • Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t

Episode 6: HBO’s Girls

As promised, we dig into HBO’s Girls, and we bring along a guest, Shannon, to help us. Why is there so much distaste for the show? Is Marnie likable? Have we seen too much naked Lena Dunham? We argue about it all, you decide.

Also, hear how Valentine’s Day went, find out whether Logan and Bob could ever vote Republican (again), and get the skinny on Russian Imperial Stout and FX’s the League.

Thanks to guest Shannon! Read more from her at Real Living Beauty.

Episode 5: Oscars Supershow!

It’s the Practically Ideal Oscars Supershow! Logan and Bob set you up with what you need to know about the Academy Awards. We put in the work so you don’t have to. Bob saw (most of) the nominated movies, and Logan crunched the numbers on the movies likely to win.

Along the way, we find learn a little about how seriously Logan takes his pinky swears and about Bob’s personal movie rating system. Oh, and do people still use RSS aggregators? Finally, hear about the guys’ Valentine’s Day plans.

Episode 4: Comprehensive immigration reform

This week we put on our policy wonk hats and analyze the proposed comprehensive immigration reform framework. Is it a good plan? Will it pass?

We also talk about Superbowl commercials (like the one from Samsung Galaxy), HBO’s Girls, Muse,  and Cheers. And we pinky swear to watch Warm Bodies by next week.