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Unprepared is a podcast where two friends, Jesse and Kevin, sit down with no preparation and have a conversation.
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Dec 30, 2016

It's the last episode of Unprepared of 2016! We made it! And by we I mean Jesse and Kevin. You and I know both know that measures of time are pretty arbitrary, and the whole "2016" meme doesn;t actually mean anythign will get better in th new year. But you have to start somewhere. Happy end of 2016 everybody. This week Jesse and Kevin talk about Star Wars.

 

Links

Jesse disagrees with, but enjoyed the The Dark Knight episode of Movies with Mikey.

Ryan North is the amazing person behind Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time comics, Squirrel Girl, Project Wonderful, and getting stuck in a hole with his dog.

Kevin was involved in an "international incident" because of the Machine of Death Kickstarter.

The only thing that Jesse has kickstarted was season one of Put This On.

This story about a failed Kickstarter drone is wild.

"Coffee Joulies" were a dumb kickstarter that used magic metals to do absolutely nothing to your coffee.

Todd VanDerWerff wrote a good Rogue One review with a "confusing" headline.

Kevin is going to make Alton Brown's hot cocoa mix and has made his eggnog before.

Kevin enjoys drinking batch-pasteurized milk.

We discuss a variety of survival shows.

Apparently millennials don't buy fabric softener.

Listerine invented bad breath to sell mouth wash.

Dec 23, 2016

It's December 23rd. Also known as Christmas Adam (The day before Christmas Eve,) Kevin's Parent's Anniversary, Kevin's Partner's Birthday and Festivus (all true.) Look, what we're trying to say is there's a lot going on right now and Kevin may have had too much eggnog last night. But here's a podcast where Jesse and Kevin talk about Sexy Cowboys.

 

Also It's Jesse's birthday on the 26th, so do something special that day too.

 

Links

Ride Austin is a non-profit ride share service.

Trump's Education Secretary Pick is into child labor.

Kevin never wears real shoes because he's a Birkenstock loyalist.

Kevin teaches Jesse all about Creative Commons licenses.

Stephen King licenses some of his work for one dollar.

Kevin may be expanding his podcast empire.

We have a spoiler-rich discussion of Westworld.

We both miss Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

Kevin liked Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie.

Dec 16, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about Hobbits kissing, good and bad covers of songs from Hamilton, how to make tea if you're a snob, unpopular opinions about the Yeti ramblers, finding beer on a college campus, weird foods, weird infused vodkas, Kevin's weird collections, cool Christmas presents, and rabid puppies.

 

 

Links

The Hamilton Mixtape is out. Kevin likes Queen Latifah and Jesse hates Jimmy Fallon.

Jesse really likes Childish Gambino's new album "Awaken, My Love!". His show Atlanta is also great.

Kevin uses a Zojirushi kettle and Jesse likes their travel mugs.

Jesse accidentally bought a very bad tea kettle.

Kevin does Penny Arcade pin trading.

Kevin discusses various sorting algorithms.

Cards Against Humanity dug a tremendous hole in the earth.

Kevin introduces Jesse to the works of Chuck Tingle.

Dec 9, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about exploiting workers, protecting your privacy, weird copyright situations, movies and tv shows that are objectively bad, and some that are obviously good.

Jesse updated how he does the links, so Kevin has even less work to do in describing the episode for these notes. Did you know Jesse edits each episode? And writes the Links section you always find below these notes? All Kevin does is upload the episodes, writes these short blurbs and manages the hosting. And I guess they both keep showing up to talk to each other. So that's where they share the load some. Also Jesse and Kevin both write things in the third person when writing about the episodes. I guess it gives everything a sense of being a part of something larger. Like if they had an unpaid intern who did all the grunt work, and Jesse and Kevin just show up. But no. It's just Jesse and Kevin, doing everything.

 

 

Links

Kevin blocks ads with EFF's Privacy Badger.

Jesse blocks ads with Ghostery and 1Blocker.

The DECK and Project Wonderful are cool ad platforms.

Mozilla makes a dumb ad supported browser called Brave.

Sarah Jeong gave a great talk about ad blocking at the XOXO Festival.

The Toast was a cool website that Hillary Clinton wrote for once.

You should not do creative work "for exposure".

Jesse is divorced, but his wedding photographers were incredible.

Stan Lee doesn't own the copyright for his Marvel characters.

Kevin has opinions on copyright that might make Jesse's sister mad.

A monkey took a selfie and the copyright got complicated.

wikiHow artwork is terrifying and makes for a fun game.

Cookin Good was a bizarre cooking show on Austin's public access.

The Room and Birdemic: Shock and Terror are good bad movies.

Kevin thinks Dude, Where's My Car? is a good movie. (It's not.)

Trekkies made fun Star Trek fans.

The Middle-Earth canon is complicated.

Movies with Mikey made Kevin and Jesse cry about Serenity.

Sci-fi universes get weird when authors die.

Kevin is currently reading Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells and March by John Lewis.

Jesse thinks Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are too attractive to be in space.

Jesse finished watching Battlestar Galactica, Luke Cage, and The Crown; is now rewatching Parks and Rec.

Parks and Rec "grew the beard" when Rob Lowe and Adam Scott showed up.

Unprepared officially recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign entity.

Kevin lays out the timeline of the Star Trek TV shows.

Bryan Fuller is no longer involved in the Star Trek: Discovery.

Dec 2, 2016

It's true, Jesse forgot to turn on his microphone when we recorded this episode. And then Kevin wrote a really funny, and very long shownote about it. (It may not have been that funny, but it was long.) Then the page crashed and it was lost. We give up.

 

Here's 3 hours and 14 minutes of Kevin talking while you can kind of hear Jesse in the background.

 

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Nov 25, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about some stuff. I'll be honest, It's Black Friday as I post this and I haven't had time to listen to this and write the show notes. I was gorging myself on turkey and mashed potatoes. Let's look at the links below, maybe that will give us a hint. So there's something about apples. I don't even remember talking about the book Ishmae, but I gues we did. And figs have wasps in them? That's terrifying. Bake Off is a good show, you should probably watch that. 

 

Links

Vox explains apples.

Wikipedia: Ishmael

Figs have wasps in them.

Wikipedia: Bake Off

Nov 18, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about the sexual version of Bayhem, enjoying flawed TV shows, the size of Michael Shannon's head, free association of movie titles, Jesse's cat, how Kevin almost died from cleaning a litterbox, pretending to be a starship captain, using technology to drive people out of your bed and eating too much food

 

Links

Wikipedia: Westworld

Wikipedia: Lost

Todd VanDerWerff on Westworld

Wikipedia: Battlestar Galactica

Javier Grillo-Marxuach on Lost

YouTube: Lost S02E01 Intro

Wikipedia: Take Shelter

Wikipedia: Gimme Shelter

YouTube: Don't Breathe trailer

October's Massive DNS DDOS Attack

Artemis game

Nov 10, 2016

On November 8 2016 Donal Trump was elected president of the United States. On November 5 2016 Jesse and Kevin talked about a lot of things. This is what they said about the election days before it happened. We pulled this out of the larger conversation we had and are posting it as it's own episode. We'll have more content about goofy things later, but we wanted to put this out now. Stay safe and take care of each other. 

 

Links

League of Women Voters

"Poll: Nearly half of voters think Trump will detonate a nuke"

Wikipedia: The Transall Saga

Wikipedia: DMZ

YouTube: HOLY SHIT (You've Got To Vote)

Wikipedia: March

Nov 4, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about Gilmore Girls and other woman centric tv shows, Black Mirror and other British TV shows, terrible things that happen in the Animorphs, book suggestions, the best way to store media, DRM, and Jesse's crazy dream library.

 

Links

Wikipedia Gilmore Girls

YouTube: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer

Wikipedia: Bunheads

Wikipedia: Puritans

Wikipedia: Pilgrims

Wikipedia: Black Mirror

Wikipedia: Fawlty Towers

Wikipedia: Animorphs

Wikipedia: The Dispossessed

Wikipedia: Mad Max: Fury Road

Wikipedia: Spotlight

Wikipedia: The Big Short

The Atlantic: Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?

Meteor v Meteoroid v Meteorite

Oct 20, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about the history of racism in Texas, places we'd like to travel, stuff that happens in the back of the bus, getting toenails and other body parts removed, and the Spider-man musical.

 

Links

Wikipedia: History of slavery in Texas

Vimeo: Jesse's Tonail Removal [GRAPHIC]

Mayo Clinic: Pilonidal cyst

Wikipedia: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Oct 14, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about politics (briefly,) Alex Jones, movie pickles, sneaking snacks into movies, how much Jesse loves bread, and body positivity.

 

Links

Wikipedia: Alex Jones

YouTube: You Can Eat Bread Weight Watchers ad with Oprah

Wikipedia: Body mass index

Wikipedia: Easy Rider film

Sep 30, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about good numbers or bad numbers, dangerous microwaves, TV shows Jesse won't watch and stories about our cats.

This episode is much closer to our normal length. You're welcome?

You can follow us on twitter @unprepped

We don't have a facebook. 

Links

The powers of 2.

How microwave ovens work.

Jim Gaffigan's Hot Pockets bit.

Wild Cards anthology

Battlestar Galactica re-imagined TV series

The "walk and talk".

Anne of Green Gables 1985 film.

Rated R movie about cats, Felidae

Sep 23, 2016

This is another long one, coming in an just under 2 hours. Deal with it.

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about more TV, why Kevin doesn't like Breaking Bad, Kevin's master's thesis, Jesse's recent bike crash, and other painful stories.

 

Links

Arrested Development

The Simpsons

30 Rock

Seinfeld

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

How I Met Your Mother

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad episode, "Fly"

Breaking Bad episode, "Ozymandias"

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Joan of Arc

Fight Club

Road House

Penn & Teller's nail gun trick

Testicular torsion

Sep 20, 2016

This one's a doozy. I hope you like listening to Jesse and Kevin talk (You listen to this podcast don't you?) because this episode is almost 2 and a half hours long. Which happens when we sit down to record and end up with over 5 hours of audio. We just cant stop talking. That might also explain why the latest episode is a few days late.

This week we talk about, making cider, other podcasts we like, buying clothes and some other stuff. Look the episode is over 2 hours long, I can't list everything.

Links

A bushel.

The Big Apple orchard in MA.

Primitive Technology Youtube Channel.

Pyromania

Ask Mr. Biggs podcast.

You Look Nice Today podcast.

Bad Philosophy podcast.

The Worst Idea of all Time podcast.

M*A*S*H series finale.

Chocolate with Nuts Spongebob Squarepants episode.

 

Sep 9, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about listening to music, summer camp crushes, books with dragons, bad songs for weddings, and stand-up comedians.

Aug 26, 2016

This week, Jesse and Kevin talk about comic book adaptations you might not have heard of, cat food adventures, long board games that aren't Monopoly, raw cookie dough, gettin' drunk in college and prom.

Links

Flaming Carrot Comics

The Tick

Dadaism

Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)

Risk Legacy

Edward 40 Hands

 

Aug 5, 2016

This week Jesse and Kevin talk about: Spilling water everywhere, impulse buys, sponsorships that we'll never get, Amazon Prime day, other made up holidays, politics (again,) weird books,  and bathroom bills.

 

And at no point do we talk about the movie The Iron Giant. 

 

Feel free to follow us on twitter @unprepped

 

We still don't have a facebook page.

Jul 29, 2016

A couple of changes with this episode. First of all, it's nearly 90 minutes long. Secondly, we're trying a weekly release schedule to see if it works. Jesse and Kevin just talk so much that if we released just what we have in the can on the previous schedule, we would be releasing material until October. So what does this new schedule mean for you the listener? More stuff to put in your ears! 

 

This week's episode involves mountain climbing, fun places to poop, pizza magic, putting out fires, sitcom families.

 

As always you can follow us on Twitter at @unprepped

We don't have a facebook page.

Jul 22, 2016

This one gets a little heavy. After a diversion to discuss tronc and Jeb Bush's memes, Jesse and Kevin spend some time talking about the Stanford rapist and the role of allies in difficult times. Then we pivot to politics more generally and end on a movie recommendation.

 

As always you can follow us on Twitter at @unprepped

We don't have a facebook page.

Jul 8, 2016

Jesse doesn't get arrested! Also, we talk a lot about Christmas traditions, which is perfect for the middle of July. 

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