We’re finishing off the final few categories of the Fearamid, which includes things like phobias, creepy locations and even Kate Beckinsale. Then it’s time to create the ultimate Fearamid! We’re taking the top fear from each finalized pyramid and comparing them to one another. Is Pennywise the Clown scarier than a tsunami? Is a spider worse than demonic possession? Will a shark be declared the most frightening thing ever without discussion just because Joel and Kent seem to wet themselves whenever sharks are mentioned?
Take a deep breath, press play and find out. The final Fearamid begins now!
Beware the Fearamid! Jacob has created a series of terrifying categories, such as animals, movie monsters and natural disasters, and it’s up to Kent and Joel to decide what belongs at the top of each pyramid of fear (Hey! That’s where the name “Fearamid” comes from!). Is Pennywise the Clown scarier than Dracula? Is a giant spider less terrifying than a giant mosquito? Is being abducted by aliens worse than being held captive by a cult? These are the decisions we have to make on this episode of Baconsale!
A word of caution before you press play: things get a tad gruesome at times on this episode. Subjects such as death, dismemberment, maulings and cannibalism are discussed. It’s still done in our usual humorous tone, but you may not want to listen to this episode with your young, impressionable children. Joel made us write this part.
It doesn’t matter whether you call them haunted houses, haunted attractions or spook alleys, the industry of scaring people is big business. And our special guest in this episode, Greg Andersen, has been in that business for almost 30 years. He has worked in such haunts as Rocky Point, Castle of Chaos and, currently, The Great Room Escape. So, of course, Baconsale spends most of the time asking him random questions and making fun of each other. Nevertheless, we do learn a thing or two along the way AND, we announce our FIRST OFFICIAL BACONSALE CONTEST! Listen to find out how you can win a fabulous prize worth up to dollars!
Let us ease you into the Halloween spirit with an episode all about one of the most macabre modern film directors, Tim Burton. Kent and Joel have watched all of the movies that Burton has directed to date and they are now ready to rank each one on a three-tier scale. Along the way, Joel shares Tim Burton stats, such as how many times Burton has actually used Johnny Depp in his films, Kent drools over Eva Green (or is it Large Marge?), and Jacob giggles at the name Frankenweenie.
So say Baconsale three times and press play! It’s showtime!
Delve deep into the twisted psyche of Jacob as he presents a series of hypothetical questions designed to delight Kent and disturb Joel. These psychological experiments include a series of “would you rather” questions, a “what’s in the shopping cart” section and other anxiety-inducing personality tests intended to analyze the minds of the Baconsale boys.
Press play and play along with Jacob’s morbid game…if you dare!
As we all know, most franchise reboots are the spawn of Satan himself sent to ruin movies and destroy lives. However, some sequels (like Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World) have helped to revitalize an otherwise dead film series.Therefore, much to Kent’s delight, he and Joel have each been tasked to come up with three sequel pitches that could resurrect an old franchise, if only Hollywood would listen. While Jacob spends most of the time complaining about how Sam Raimi pronounces his name and how he missed out on a certain comedy/horror movie during his childhood.
Also, WARNING: We say “hell” a lot in this episode. However, don’t worry, we’re mostly talking about the place, so it’s in context and Joel still considers it family friendly.
Hear that? That’s the sound of Kent and Joel discussing great movie music. They spend the first little bit arguing about scores versus soundtracks, actually, but then they get into the categories such as the best animated score, iconic 90s soundtrack, the film soundtrack everyone had and the best scores from John Williams and Danny Elfman (or Elf-Man, as Jacob calls him).
Don’t be a moron goose, press play and listen to the soothing sounds of Baconsale!
Because the fall season is fast approaching, Baconsale is ready to talk about their favorite pilots! Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Chelsey Sullenberger….wait, I am being informed that they are actually talking about TV show pilots (yes, that joke get used A LOT in this episode). Kent, Joel and Jacob have each prepared their lists of the top five television pilots of all time, and yet they spend a bunch of time talking about our restroom etiquette show and Jennifer Garner’s wigs.
Will their picks for the best TV series pilot match up? Or will Kent only choose random hipster shows that no one has ever heard of? Press play and give us the green light to entertain you!
To kick off a potential series of etiquette-related episodes, we decided to first come up with a list of Baconsale-approved public restroom rules that everyone should follow. Kent, Joel and Jacob (but mostly Kent) discuss proper protocol and pet peeves in the men’s room. Plus, they even talk about generally accepted behavior for the women’s restroom, as well, with the help of our female listener.
Why did we choose to start this series with a bathroom episode? Well, that was Kent’s idea. However, Joel gave Kent strict orders to stay away from toilet humor — which is ironic considering Joel is the one who ends up crossing the line of family friendliness at one point.
So whether you’re listening to this episode in the bathroom, the restroom, the water closet or the powder room, enjoy the acoustics of this episode of Baconsale!
With a mediocre summer movie season winding to a close, it’s time for Baconsale to look to the future and discuss the rest of the films coming out in 2016. #CreepyKent is off in la la land picking hipster choices, Joel is distracted by Halloween and Jacob is sewing his Amish roots back home, so he’s not even there. No worries, though, we brought on our good friend Sean Peek to fill in for him.
So press play and find out what films we’re looking forward to during the fall and winter of 2016, which movies we want to bomb and if Kent still dares to be the villain.