Sun, 28 December 2014
It's our final Flopcast of 2014, so we're extra goofy and exhausted! This week: National Buffet Day reminds us of yet another creepy tale of Woonsocket; Gunpowder Gelatine has Queen cover songs (but no Flash Gordon); Aquanutz has hair metal cover songs (and a duck); Molly Ringwald has sushi; Kevin So throws it all away, Phil Collins-style; we're strangely obsessed with the dragon on Tic Tac Dough; and of course, we reveal our New Year's resolutions. (Believe it or not, they're sort of ridiculous.)
Direct download: Flopcast_138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50am EDT
Sun, 21 December 2014
Our goofy holiday celebrations continue here in Chickentown! (We already have plenty of grievances; now we just need a Festivus pole.) Kornflake is celebrating with Legos and a giant tree-shaped pile of lobster traps; Kevin checks out some discount bin holiday albums from Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, REO Speedwagon (!), and a disgruntled reindeer; in a shocking "Chickens in the News" segment, we learn how the Postal Service can help you have a chicken-themed holiday (is there any other kind?); and the Pudding Pages teach us exactly what to stuff in everyone's stockings, assuming we want to ruin everything, Burgermeister-style.
Direct download: Flopcast_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EDT
Sun, 14 December 2014
We're celebrating the holidays in Chickentown by drinking coffee and making podcasts! (It's pretty festive around here all year, actually.) Kevin reports on recent shows by Garfunkel and Oates (but not DJ Jazzy Jeff), and Aimee Mann (whose Christmas show guests included Jonathan Coulton and an actual Bangle); Kornflake reports on weird holiday lawn decorations (yes, turkeys are involved) and her own upcoming holiday concert plans (yes, saxophones are involved); in a holiday-themed edition of "Chickens in the News," we learn about the Big Chicken Chorus (and why we have to go to Georgia RIGHT NOW); and we're watching all the Rankin Bass Christmas specials in order this year (yes, even Nestor). Also, if there's time, we're going to turn into otters and start a jug band.
Direct download: Flopcast_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am EDT
Sun, 7 December 2014
Kornflake's renovation plans involve an Atari 2600 and a hammock; it's National "Blossom" Day, but we're more interested in "My Two Dads" and "Gimme a Break"; we compare weddings and science fiction conventions (because sometimes it's hard to tell the difference); Kornflake attends an a capella concert that includes a lollipop thief and a rumble; cartoonist Whit Taylor teaches us how to mess with ice cream shop employees; and being total 80s geeks, we're ridiculously excited about "Here Comes the Reign Again," a compilation album of new wave cover songs. Look, maybe you've moved on, but some of us never got over Duran Duran.
Direct download: Flopcast_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EDT