Flatlined Buddies

Steamy Flatlining

Movies! Fueled by a fancified version of an Old Dutchman, the Buddies talk about movies galore! Alien Covenant, which is (slightly) better than Prometheus. Guardians of the Galaxy 2, without spoilers!

And most talked-about, the 1990 Joel Schumacher film Flatliners. Complete with steam, billowing plastic and crazily-moving lights… And Kevin Bacon’s hair.

And the Buddies perform a public service, warning about the dangers of turning “Flatliners” into a drinking game.

Plus: Poignant car buying stories!  Mantis puns! Joel Schumacher orgasm impressions!

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

What is the best medium for storytelling? Movies? Video games? TV? Or something older and more… analog?

The Buddies debate this ultimate of questions as they sip on their brand-spanking-new drink, the “Blemony Snicket.”

Also discussed: The (horrible) Assassin’s Creed movie! The revelatory experience of playing Horizon: Zero Dawn! Oh, and Alien Covenant, too…

BIS Landfill

Down In the Dumps

The Buddies recover from some truly horrible weekends while nursing homemade hot toddys.

Having FINALLY seen Rogue One, S’mike shares his opinions on the Star Wars film, which surprisingly aren’t all bad!

Mike then launches his epic story of the stupid thing he did at a wedding days before, and the shocking fallout that came after.

Also: Surprise cheer-up gifts! Ninja coughing fits! And a Special Guest Appearance by deep-voiced S’nike Snith!

Jesus chip

Powdered Jesus On a Chip

The Buddies (well, S’mike, specifically) birth an outstanding new drink, the “Dead Rodent.” “Dr. Strange” gets further critiqued, and then the Buddies go down a deep, deep hole about Mike Birbiglia’s outstanding film “Don’t Think Twice.”

Long story short, a comedy about an improv troupe fucked Mike up but good!

Also: Dissecting the New York City improv scene! Chinese powdered Jesus! Comedic comedy!


Buddies In Space with Special Guest, Artist and Phone Maven Mel Henderson, aka Liquor Lafera

The Buddies are joined by a fascinating guest, Mike’s coworker Mel Henderson. Extra strength Caiparoskas are sipped, tattoos are revealed, and the south gets talked ’bout. A LOT.

Also: Hyena laughs! Orgy wish lists! Ultra-violent anime!

And of course, comedy.


The Buddies Get Deep with Special Guest Joshua Lippincott

Battling a ghost in the machine, the Buddies are joined by special guest and fellow board game geek Joshua Lippincott. Drinks are shared, pizza is ordered, and then things get really, really deep. This, THIS, is the danger of having Josh Lippincott on your podcast!

Also: The moral correctness of dick pics in the modern age! Diagnostic troubleshooting in everyday life! Millennials!

Annnnd humor…


Justice Buddies

Of Gins and Justice Leagues

The Buddies sip on classic Hendrick’s Gin and Tonics while S’mike recounts an honest-to-goodness moving, poignant story about his father and Vietnam.

I know, right?!

Also, Mike shits all over the new Justice League trailer! Explosive (headache) throbbing in Charleston! Haunted hotels and mysssssssterious impulsssse purchasesssssss, ooooooooooh.


Medium Credit

Medium Credit

The Buddies sip on S’mike’s “Honey Nut Old Fashioned” recipe while recounting a harrowing go-kart experience, a fabled Taco Bell quest and an attempt at identity theft, hotel-style.

There MIGHT just be some dramatic reading of a Sleep Research conference catalog, too.

Also: First world tech purchase problems! Sequel tropes! And the artistic merits of juxtaposition!

BIS Wives' Food Challenge

Wives’ Challenge: Food Torture Edition

The Buddies drink Mike’s Hendrick’s Gin  “health tonics” as they submit themselves to the ultimate test of marital trust: They gave each of their wives $20 and told them to buy the weirdest food they could find, and then the Buddies agreed to eat a little of everything.

No guarantees on Mike n’ S’mike’s continued survival here, folks!

Plus: The Hu’watch 2 looks like poo! Legion love! And Jello!

Blow Gun Buddies

Legion and the Blow Dart of Perfection

The Buddies sip dueling Old Fashioneds and discuss the many, many merits of FX’s new X-men show Legion. Also, Street Fighter 1 and 2 get a lot of love.

And hate.

Also discussed: Raising a future Stormtrooper! The Neo Geo! And the Good Place!

And a challenge: Send us your best use of the phrase “It’s the blow dart of _____.”