Monthly Archives: May 2019

Episode 137: Not So Rotten Tomatoes

The Dog Days of Summer are here and with all that slobbery heat comes the doldrums of slow news. Everyone’s taking off work and producing nothing noteworthy in the cultural Zeitgeist, so it’s up to the Boys to find some meaning in their every day interactions with old people. Why old people, you ask. You’d have to ask them, since they started it. What is it about the increasing passing of time that makes one inclined to start conversations with strangers, especially in this age of knives and guns and YouTube? Henry and John hope to find out. And if you want to rate this episode on Rotten Tomatoes, well, I hope you bought a ticket. Cause that’s their new policy. We’ll talk about it. IT’S THE SUMMER OF DOGS!

Episode 136: John Wick 5: Gladiator 2: Untitled A Dog’s Purpose Project: Ragnarok

In 20FIGHTEEN, every major story that has lived in our cultural consciousness is coming to an end, and this week is no different. That’s right: the Zero Credit(s) Name That Spider, You Cowards contest has reached its conclusion, and you won’t believe who dies. In much less important/relevant news, The Boys take off the kid gloves and wade knee-deep into the final installment of the newly-named Vague of Thrones. Have you ever wondered what it would take to join the cinematic powerhouses of John Wick and Romulus Maximus Decimus Maximus Decimal Remus Maximus AKA Russell Crowe’s Gladiator? Well WONDER NO MORE. The Boys have cooked up a spicy pot of Speculation Gumbo and I gua-ran-tee it’ll stick to your ribs. We also maybe spoil 3-4 movies in which dogs die, but that’s more of a public service. Stay safe, listening dogs! It’s Zero Credit(s)!


Episode 135: Game of Groans

It’s a weird week. There’s a lot of weird feelings going around. This episode is weird. There’s a lot happening in the world that makes us feel helpless and hopeless and in these dark, dark times we turn to the crisp, refreshing taste of Coke Zero Sugar™. And maybe it’s the caffeine, but the ZC boys are punchy and fast-talkin’. They blaze through all their prepared content in mere minutes and then flounder for the rest of the episode. Also they sing more than once. So. Be warned. This one is for you, unnamed podcast spider. #NameThatSpider. IT’S ZERO CREDIT(S)!

Episode 134: Barely Medieval

The rains in Austin continue unabated, so you know what that means: another drizzly, weird episode. Fams of the show will recall that rainy weather, for one reason or another, always results in The Boys getting a little loopy, and this week is no different. John’s drinking again, so that in itself bodes poorly for your listening experience. As an amuse bouche, Henry and John give their EXCORIATING semi-spoiler-free review of the last two week’s episodes of the Bad Dragon Show, along with some Hotted Takes about spoiler culture (for short, spoitlure). You know, the books had so many more elements that the show just can’t portray. Circuitous backroom dealings, backstabbing, horrible exploitation of inherent power dynamics, characters of questionable age. Thankfully, all of those elements can be found in Borderlands 3’s most recent news (ALLEGEDLY), which The Boys spend the remainder of the episode discussing. Buckle up your pilgrim helmet, it’s Zero Credit(s)!


Supplemental Reading: Avengers Endgame


11 years. 22 movies. It all comes down to this. The culmination of the grand Marvel Cinematic Universe experiment arrives like destiny and, surprising no one, the boys have a lot to say about it. In this surprisingly divisive Supplemental Reading, John and Henry duke it out over the deeper themes of the movie. We can’t get into it here, on the off chance that someone seems this before they see the movie somehow, but let’s just say after all this time, it’s finally here. The Andgame. Good job, Endvengers. You really Anded it.


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