We made it to Episode 10. We brought a special guest on to mark the occasion. We start off with a discussion on the best stadium foods which is really just an opportunity fir the guys to tell some ridiculous stadium food-related stories. We move on to dumb movies we actually think are good and what constitutes a “dumb” movie. Chris and Damian try to sell Joe on using an app called HQ. The guys finish up with an NBA preview that is mostly just Space Jam talk.
Episode 9 starts with a taste test of a new Doritos product. The guys then discuss the best carnival foods and everyone’s infatuation with funnel cake. They play a sports trivia game to determine who knows more, Damian or Chris. They follow that up with a discussion on Bodak Yellow and the oldest whitest conversation about hip-hop in 2017. All 3 guys watched Baby Driver so they share their thoughts and finish up with the first ever feedback feedbag.
The guys start with news of a major development in Staten Island food services. This leads to a discussion of price gouging at bagel deli. They then chime in on Bodega Boxes and how an idea of that magnitude even gets off the ground. This week was sports movie talk, baseball specifically. Social media had lots of opinions which were fine and so did Chris which was not fine. ****Spoiler Alert**** They finish up with a debate on spoilers and how much is too much? Chris closes the pod with an unbelievable story from the set of Cloverfield.
The guys eat breakfast together again and are varying degrees of sleep deprived. They talk non-specifically about their favorite meals in NY and too specifically about their results of a Buzzfeed Quiz. They move onto season 3 of Rick and Morty and whether or not the shows more existential premise is better. Joe and Chris finish up with a conversation about how fantasy sports impacts their real life fandom and talk way too much about their own fantasy league. Also, Joe lets you know how to send in corrections on stuff they get wrong.
The guys have a special guest, friend/nemesis of the pod, Joe’s sister. They talk about NY centric food and then wonder why millennials are obsessed with avocados. This is followed by a discussion of every kind of cheese ever created. Chris watched MTV’s the Challenge Dirty 30 so the gang gets deep into the intricacies of that and wonder why anyone watches this show at all. Finally, they finish up with a mostly civil discussion about another lost year for the Mets.
The guys spend the entire episode going off the rails and subsequently trying to get back on. They start with a discussion about the color of Chris’ nacho steak and then remember this isn’t a visual medium. They follow up with a discussion of your favorite Chinese food items and try to create the perfect take out Chinese order. They awkwardly transition to discussion the Cornhole championships on ESPN but that devolved into giggling like school children because there is no way to discuss cornhole without it sounding overtly sexual. They end with Tv recommendations, one that Chris hated and one that Damian hated.
Chris goes to Starbucks which leads to a learning opportunity about the history of avocados. People on Facebook have thoughts on eggs and Joe mostly hates those thoughts. The guys weigh in on ketchup’s right to exist then move on to arguing about the Mets. They finish up with a discussion about the NBC comedy The Good Place.
Chris and Joe Recap their breakfast together. Then they analyze a list of the best type of French fries and read your FB comments. The guys follow up by discussing celebrations in baseball (specifically Yasiel Puig’s vs the New York Mets last week and finish up nerding out about Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Oh, and they find a way to talk about avocados again.
Food and Sports stuff is a new podcast from Dog and Pony Show. It is equidistant from your stomach and brain. It’s a great place to get all of your food discussions and most of your sports discussions. Chris Olivieri and Joe Bisceglie cook up some delicious food content for your brain and give you some sports takes that are often out of left field. They also try not to lean too heavily on puns as that can get old quick. Really the podcast is Chris and Joe riffing on whatever topics fall into their sphere which means they can go from food to sports to pop culture to anywhere in between.
As a kid, I was drawn to Who Framed Roger Rabbit because it featured the likes of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and Daffy Duck, etc. etc. I remember thinking that it was neat that they combined animation with live-action footage, but more than anything it was a funny movie that had a great story.