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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 176–The Girl From Osaka!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 176–The Girl From Osaka!

The HOBI Gang is in the studio and talking the most recent television renewals and cancellations, including Jason loving the recent episodes of the Flash! Blake still refuses to talk Riverdale, Jeff is angry at his car and Jason wonders why Ryan Seacrest is still on television.  The guys suffer through drafting a new King of Queens cast while Blake just quits altogether, but they feel better about themselves as they mock the bust that is King Arthur!  Listeners give their own list of favorite directors since 1985 and the HOBI Gang celebrates the recent Mother’s Day Weekend with Top 5 Worst Television Moms!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 175–Put the Pudding In the Pudding Pops!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 175–Put the Pudding In the Pudding Pops!

The HOBI Gang ushers in 175 episodes by talking Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 but its non-spoiler and the show goes off the rails pretty early!  Jason loves the latest episodes of Riverdale, much to Jeff and Blake’s dismay, while Jason is dismayed at Blake and Jeff’s taste in old school video game systems.  Jeff lays down the rules for shaving his beard, Blake gives a listener a nickname while relishing his latest Draft Day win, and Jason is the kiss of death for Fox television shows!  The guys get sexy with the Colonial from KFC while Jeff and Blake get giddy over Game of Thrones spin-offs!  The gang talk pudding, their Top 5 Unknown Facts About Themselves and their hatred of buttons!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Film Review (Non-Spoiler!)

The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Film Review (Non-Spoiler!)

Written by Jason Brigger

Director: James Gunn

Writers: James Gunn and Dan Abnett

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper (voice), and Vin Diesel (voice)

The rag-tag crew of the Milano is back as Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 blasts its way into theaters this weekend and fans of the original will not be disappointed in this fun sequel.

Guardians continues the team’s adventures throughout the galaxy but this time Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his merry crew are caught off-guard when Quill’s dad, Ego (Kurt Russell), finds Quill after decades of searching for his son that he abandoned on Earth.  Despite Quill’s excitement and new relationship with his father, not everything is on the “up and up” with Ego as plans for universal domination is in the mix and the Guardians are the only ones that can stop his madness and save the galaxy…again.

Quill and his crew not only have to battle Ego but along the way, the Guardians are More

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 174–All About Holes!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 174–All About Holes!

The HOBI Gang is at full strength tonight as the guys debate the NHL Playoffs (with help from Nickel at Graphic Novice), the disappointment of the Circle, and announce another finalist for the best Netflix original series tournament!  The guys bring back Draft Day and draft movie quarterbacks with bad Cleveland Browns quarterbacks, much to Blake’s chagrin.  Jason and Jeff are excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 this week and Blake is not interested in another turn at the X-Files!  The guys debate How to Be a Latin Lover again and listener Nikki suggests the Top 5 this week, the gang’s Most Hated Food! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 172–Spock This Five Dollar Bill!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 172–Spock This Five Dollar Bill!

Blake returns to the BOB Studios and HOBI! Jeff and Jason welcome Blake back by talking all things Star Wars including Star Wars Celebration, the trailer for the Last Jedi and if Rey really is a Palpatine!  The guys debate the new Mystery Science Theater 3000, Jason is almost done with Luke Cage and HOBI receives an audio review from the Pop Culture Podcast.  Blake enjoys stranding people in the wilderness with only cameras available to survive but will only tolerate binge watching 12 Monkeys on basic cable!  The guys get emotional over the death of celebrities in this week’s Top 5 and Jeff actually eats the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 171–Jesus Didn’t Rise on a Sunday!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 171–Jesus Didn’t Rise on a Sunday!

The HOBI Gang welcomes DJ to the Stars, the Dittman into the BOB Studios to chat about pop culture!  The guys talk the failure that the reboot of the Matrix will be, the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and how scary Easter Bunnies are!  Nickel from the Graphic Novice Podcast stops by for a hockey report but mostly gushes about the Edmonton Oilers while Blake is quieter than usual this week.  The gang are terrified of clowns and not just from It, wonder why Smurfs are still relevant and determine if the Fate of the Furious will go into space!  The guys list their Top 5 Worst Fast Food Restaurants and all agree on the Bad Idea of the Week for once!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas, Ep. 169–Never Go Full HOBI!

The History of Bad Ideas, Ep. 169–Never Go Full HOBI!

The Love Doctor, Dr. Bednar, is in the studio with the HOBI Gang this week! The guys talk to film director Jason Brown about the upcoming Houston Comedy Film Festival and how he got HOBI hooked on Speechless! The guys answer some love questions, Blake and Dr. Bednar can’t get enough of Legion and maybe Jeff has finally seen Logan.  Jeff and the HOBI’s Jason bring back an old segment, Activate, much to Blake’s dismay, but the listeners will gain insight into the Warner Brothers casting of the Justice League film!  The gang shows support to the new San Diego soccer team, Dr. Bednar talks a lot of Cleveland and list their Top 5 Comebacks!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo with a promo from Jock and Nerd Podcast!

Kong: Skull Island Non-Spoiler Review!

Kong: Skull Island Non-Spoiler Review!

Written by Jason Brigger

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Writers: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, and John Gatins

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson

Kong: Skull Island marks the triumphant return of King Kong to the theater for the first time since 2005 when Peter Jackson thought it was a good idea for a giant ape to ice skate with a damsel in distress, much to the chagrin of critics and audiences everywhere.  This Kong doesn’t have time for ice skating or long walks around New York City because he’s got to protect his home from underground lizard hybrids, birds that can saw a man in half and even humans who feel Kong would look good over their mantle.

Kong: Skull Island is set in the year 1973, or more accurately the very day that America was pulling out from the Vietnam War, and the last chance for secretive agency of Monarch (from Godzilla) and scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) to talk the U.S. government into a “mapping and navigation” mission on an uncharted and until just recently, unknown island in the South Pacific.  Randa recruits a tracker named James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), and military leader Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and his fellow soldiers to complete his mission but unknown to everyone but Randa, a giant ape has other plans.  After Kong strikes down every helicopter in the squad, the survivors must navigate the dangers of the island to reach their rendezvous point in three days to get off a literal Hell on Earth.

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

Scab Jeff joins the HOBI guys for the second week in a row to discuss the devastating loss that La La Land had and to tally his Oscars’ scorecard! Jason and Blake debate the pacing of the The Walking Dead this week while Jeff breaks tradition and reads Listener Feedback! Jason finally saw the Christopher Guest film Mascots, Blake has questions about Legion and finding treasure on Oak Island and Jeff doesn’t know how to take the sexiness of Meryl Streep! The gang are intrigued by the show Critical Role, give an update on what Jar Jar Binks is doing now and Jason cannot contain his excitement for a Nightwing movie. The guys pay their respects to Bill Paxton by listing their Top 5 Favorite Bill Paxton films and deliver a bad idea the Academy Awards can appreciate!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

The HOBI Gang tries to survive the plague as they welcome TWO of their favorite guests into the BOB Studios, Number One Fan Doug and film critic Scab Jeff!  The gang discusses the upcoming Oscars, the greatness of Riverdale and what the heck is going on in Legion!  Jeff has seen LEGO Batman and disagrees with Jason, while Blake tries to make a protective bubble to protect from his co-hosts!  The guys become scared of Warcraft CEOs while Jason is the only one excited about Kong: Skull Island.  The guys are creeped out but yet intrigued by the latest Burger King giveaway but they all can feel the excitement with the return of Channing Tatum News!  The gang go a little nuts over their Favorite Top 5 John Travolta Performances and the guys nearly forget the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 161–Free Mold!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 161–Free Mold!

After three great weeks of guests, the HOBI Gang is left to their own vices this week in the BOB Studios! The guys debate Ben Affleck not directing The Batman, review the season premiere of Riverdale, and remember the greatness of Mary Tyler Moore.  Jason is upset that What About Bob? is being remade while Jeff continues to defend his wrong stance on Star Wars not being a science fiction film! Blake and Jason are fascinated with dinosaurs but Blake is creeped out by Shazam while Jeff tries to understand Jason’s fascination with television pilots!  The guys list their Top 5 Songs They Think Are Perfect and surprise, Blake disagrees with everything Jason picks! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 144–Christopher Cross Will Make Jeff Jump Jump!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 144–Christopher Cross Will Make Jeff Jump Jump!

The HOBI Gang is back in the studio and Number 1 Fan Doug stops by to welcome the guys back!  The gang talks first impressions of Luke Cage, the finale of Daredevil, and picking between the Phantom Menace and Tomorrowland!  The guys discuss their past weekend at the Cincinnati Comic Expo while Jeff revels in his magnificent beard and Jason confuses more singers during his lifetime.  Doug predicts the box office take for Dr. Strange while Jason and Jeff discuss when the last great film trilogy happened!  The guys rip off each others Top 5 Looney Tunes characters and list a Bad Idea everyone can get behind!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!