Episode 148 – A Podcast About “-Gate” Scandals

Deflategate, Coffeegate, Spygate, you’ve heard em all before. But, did you ever realize the extreme quantity of “-gate” scandals out there? Neither did we! That’s why we’re here to shine light on some “-gates” of our own, from the obscure to the up and coming. Scandal is everywhere, and with the suffix “-gate” thrown around so cavalierly we are bound to find some odd ones not quite deserving of the name. How did “-gate” scandals become so prevalent in today’s world? Does the term lessen the impact? We dive into all that as well as the history of “-gate” scandals before bringing some of our own to the table! Who knew a fajita was so scandalous!?

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Kalvin 0:06
Two podcasts about something for each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from the Watergate office building in Washington DC, on a shady stuff going over there to co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:20
Yeah, some may call it a scandal,

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Episode 147 – A Podcast About Beach Games (The Office)

You’ve pushed yourself through a rough work week and are surprised with the unexpected, a Beach Day. Of course, with a beach day comes Beach Games, and the caveat to this trip is that those beach games could land you a new job! Sound awful? We agree, but luckily you won’t have to live through something like that, because the members of one of the greatest shows on earth did it for you already. The Office, Season 3, Episode 23 finds our characters subjected to yet another scheme by the world’s best boss (self proclaimed), Michael Scott, and now they must fight for their lives (figuratively) in the new Regional Manager sweepstakes. Who finds themselves paired together during the egg on a spoon contest? Who shoves the most hot dogs down their gullet? A sumo suit anyone? If that sounded insane, it’s because it is! Would you tolerate or enjoy a beach day with your work colleagues? Would you walk across a pit of hot coals to prove a point before confessing your love in front of everyone? And for god sakes, look at what we’re doing, and go tell someone it!

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Kalvin 0:06
To podcast about something each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from Lake Scranton co host Nick Richardson,

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Episode 146 – A Podcast About When the Music Stops

Have you ever heard a band or musical artist and knew immediately they were destined for greatness? But what happens when they fall short of that greatness prematurely? Kalvin and Nick are here this week to discuss these some of these acts and when they fell short and how hard of a fall it was for them. We dive deep into 4 musical acts to learn about how high they could fly and how hard they feel along with some honorable mentions and our thoughts on what leads to long lasting success in the music industry. Let us know your favorite musical act that never quite lived up to your enormous expectations on twitter @APASomething and @alone_podcast.

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Music. reality. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

Unknown Speaker 0:10
But we as entertainers

Unknown Speaker 0:13
have a responsibility to these kids.

Kalvin 0:26
Hold on to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from an abandoned warehouse full of us record. It’s your co host, the true superior, Nick, Nick Richardson.

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Episode 145 – A Podcast About Kramer’s Schemes (Seinfeld) with Nick Emel from the 10ish Podcast

Cosmo Kramer was never one to shy away from a good caper. Whether he was trying to make money or save time or just felt the need to do something, Kramer was constantly coming up with new and exciting (and often dangerous) schemes. This week Kalvin is joined by fellow Seinfeld super fan, Nick Emel, from the 10ish Podcast to discuss the insane (but sometimes sane and quite clever) machinations of our quintessential hipster doofus. Kalvin and (new) Nick hold a draft as we go back and forth to try determine Kramer’s 10(ish) best schemes throughout Seinfeld’s run. We choose from over 60 schemes, plots, bamboozles, flim-flams, and great ideas while hilarity and Seinfeld quotes ensue! Let us know what your favorite Kramer scheme is on twitter @APASomething, @alone_podcast, and @10ishpodcast

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Full list of Kramer’s schemes: Roll up tie dispenser,  A pizza place where you make your own pie, Hennigan’s spokesman, The beach perfume, Calvin Klein model, The Kramer portrait, Coffee table book about coffee tables,  Periscope for your car, Woody Allen movie: “These pretzels are making me thirsty”,  Murphy Brown’s assistant – Steven Snell, Auditions for Kramer in “Jerry” as Martin Van Nostrand, Movie treatment for The Keys, Selling used records (Bleeker Bob’s Records), Soap Opera Stand In, Coleman’s Santa Claus, Police Lineup stand in, Miss America Coach ,    Ball Man at the US Open, The Executive beltless trenchcoat resale middle-man (Rudy’s),    Moviefone 2.0, Handsome Cab Driver, Organized a Jewish singles mixer, Co-inventor of The Bro, Alex Theater Revival, Michigan Bottle deposit scheme, Restaurant that only serves peanut butter and jelly (pb&j’s), Cock fighting, Fireman, Tobacco Billboard Model, Sells his life stories to J Peterman ($750), Peterman reality tour, Imports Cubans (people) to roll cigars, Da Vinci sleep, The Merv Griffin Show, Pretending to have diseases so that medical students could diagnose, Seat filler at the Tony’s, H&H Bagels employee, Tested a banks “Hello” policy,    Staying in shower all the time, Brandt-Leland (TCB), Introduced rickshaws to NYC, Kramerica Industries, Oil bladder system, Ketchup and Mustard in the same bottle, Jon Voight bite marks comparison, Dog-napping, Puppet Regime at Del Boca Vista, Airport gambling with Texas tycoon, Blood at-home bank, Highway Adoption, Karate class, Police Tape for Frogger machine, Unlimited Cafe Lattes after suing coffee company for coffee being too hot, Hot Tub & Fake Wood Wallpaper, The pigman escape, The Assman license plate, Butter shave, Meat slicer/Dr. Van Nostrand cancer screening, Apartment Switcheroo with Jerry, High-flow Showerheads, Clothes drying in the oven, The Junk mail, Strongbox, Reverse peephole, Sniffing accountant stakeout

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Hello, and welcome to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from the tennis podcast at the pines of Del Mar phase two guest host, Nick Emel. From the 10ish podcast, I think I said that already. Giddy up. And you know, I, you might have a new Nic on the block here.

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Episode 144 – A Podcast About Batman Movie Superlatives

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN!!! Holy air bat pods listeners, if you couldn’t tell this week’s episode is all about the one, the only, Batman. Specifically the live action iterations! With a timeline stretching back to the 40’s there have been numerous depictions of the caped crusader and his gadgets on the big screen, but it’s truly been a mixed bag when it comes to results. With such a rich history of crime fighting, tech, and villains, it’s a near impossible task to string it all together. That’s why we’re here; to award the ones that did it right, and shit on the ones who did it wrong. Who has the coolest toys (gadgets) or the best suiting up scene? We even give out awards to the best Batman, and even the man behind the cowl, Bruce Wayne. The sweetest ride and of course best costume round out our picks for this month’s movie superlatives.

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Kalvin 0:06
Hold on to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from Gotham City. It’s your co host co host, Nick Richardson.

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Episode 143 – A Podcast About NBA Small Forwards

The Super Bowl is over and it’s finally time to shift focus to the NBA season! We do this by focusing on Small Forwards, one of the most underappreciated positions in the NBA, and maybe in all of sports. As a fan of the game, we here at A Podcast About Something have some opinions on the subject, and most certainly some favorites. Versatile, lethal, and often stars of the game, it takes a lot to get appreciated at the position and there have been some who have stood head and shoulders over the rest. We nominate our favorite Small Forwards, letting you know why they’re the best and we’re right, 100% of the time! What makes KD so special? Or the likes of Lebron James? We’ll fill you in, and speaking of LBJ stick around till the end for our thoughts on one of the most explosive and diligent athletes of all time.

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Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from Springfield, Massachusetts, home of the NBA. Actually, sorry, just the Basketball Hall of Fame. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:20
Isn’t that where the Simpsons are from?

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Episode 142 – A Podcast About Dragons and their Riders (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Now that some time has passed and we have had some time to grieve for our dearly beloved butchered world of A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s time to dive back in and get to the fat of the matter! That’s right, what you came to GoT (Game of Thrones) for in the first place; the motherfu*$%ng dragons! We take a deep dive into one of the most interesting aspects of the world itself, and most definitely the most interesting creatures to inhabit the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. But how did they come to be? How did someone even get close enough to tame the first one, considering they aren’t puppies? What made the people who rode dragons so special? We provide our theories and more including the history of dragons, the biggest and baddest of all, the riders who, well, rode them, and where the hell they ended up. With the keen ability at waging war, the history is bloody, full of intense moments that shifted the power dichotomy fifty times over. From humble beginnings to power unattainable to the regular peasant, to the descent that led to extinction (kind of), we cover it all!

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Kalvin 0:06
Hello, talk about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from the smoking See, it’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:16
The smoking see my dog 14 flames, the flying creatures in the sky.

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Episode 141 – A Podcast About Future Movie Superlatives

In years past, we’ve kicked off the new year by giving out our special blend of made up awards to the best of the best from the previous year. But 2020 was lax on new releases because reasons, so we are taking this opportunity to look to the future! Some movies try to hang their hats on bringing forth a truly visually appealing future timeline, with none of the substance behind it. While others just throw stuff at you so fast you can’t comprehend it all. Some things, however, certainly stick whether it’s the visual appeal, or the practicality of the future. We’re eschewing the near future for the far-reaching stuff this week as we dive into Future Movie Superlatives! Queue the awards ceremony for the best vehicle, best future to live in (it’s a sparse pool, trust us), the best piece of tech, Best A.I., and of course we dive into some problems that could only sprout up in the future! We don’t neglect the downsides too, with surprises around every corner as we rub our futuristic crystal computer converter, releasing the power light of truth (movies) to reveal futures that range from dreary to bright, and believable to uncanny.

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Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Kalvin, and joining me from the year 2146. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:18
It’s not as dope as I thought it would be.

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Episode 140 – A Podcast About a Presidential Roast

Presidential fatigue is real, similar to the way the world felt about Justin Bieber, Pamela Anderson, or Flava Flav. So, naturally, the way to move past those feelings is to roast the position, the accolades, the ups, and the downs, as well as the man himself. That’s right, Kalvin and Nick are here to Roast the (former) Presidents of the United States. No, not the most recent one (although we still take a few shots), but some of his predecessors who may boast a nose of epic proportions or an attempted BDM that didn’t quite pan out leading to premature death! We round robbin through the 10s, ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s of presidential eras, putting our own unique spin on what four different presidents brought to the table, and the crumbs they may have left behind.

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Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me. I don’t really want to say Washington, Washington DC right now because I could have a bad connotation. I don’t know. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:26
I mean, that’s tie with me, dude. It’s

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Episode 139 – A Podcast About Real Life Heists

The ultimate heist, the big score, it’s a thing of wonder. The thought has most likely crossed your mind, like how to heist those cookies or 150 million dollars from 3 casinos without breaking a sweat. Whether it’s a feasible heist you’re after, or something entirely bombastic, we’ve got you covered on this week’s episode all about Real Life Heists! Kalvin and Nick each drop two of our favorites and what makes them so great. The ins and outs, the big hang-ups, the big breaks, and the big scores! Some heists are absolutely explosive in their planning, and somehow they don’t all get caught. We let you know where they went wrong, or where they managed to get it right, the minute details that gave them away, or the momentary lapse in judgment that left them free men (or women,) for a little while at least! Could you handle the anxiety of pulling off a big score?

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Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from Canada, even though he told me he was going to Mexico. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:17
I pulled the old switcheroo because joke’s on you. I like a cold.

Kalvin 0:22
Yeah, you stole the priceless chandelier from Tiffany’s. Let me Tiffany, I met you. You told me you’re going to Canada you went to Mexico or vice versa. Switch that up.

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