Reminiscent | A Pop Punk and Emo Indie Music Podcast

Reminiscent | A Pop Punk and Emo Indie Music Podcast
The best and worst music of the early 2000s

149. Ever So Sweet v. Hey There Delilah (feat. MySpace)
Dec 13 • 54 min
When you’re thinking of classic sad boy acoustic jams from the early to mid 2000s, Ever So Sweet by The Early November and Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s surely come to mind. The guys sift through why Hey There Delilah was such a greater commercial…
148. The Christmas Mixtape Draft
Dec 6 • 54 min
Every band in the world takes a crack at writing a several overdone cover of a classic Christmas song. Very few write decent originals, but the mixtape draft this week includes songs of both kinds released in the years 2000-2009 to get you in the spirit…
147. Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Future’, a Redemption 15 Years Late
Nov 29 • 48 min
15 year have passed since Jimmy Eat World released their 4th studio album ‘Futures’, and somehow the guys are just now finding out about it. They share their initial reactions to the album and try to figure out which song would have the biggest impact on…
146. The Academy Is… Trivia Game Show
Nov 22 • 43 min
Per listener request, the guys take a stab at a The Academy Is… episode. The only problem is, neither of them know the band very well, so Pat creates a game show and quizzes Tom’s knowledge of the band (which is again zero). Tom is very confused, gets…
145. 15 Years of Relient K’s Mmhmm, a Vaguely Christian Masterpiece
Nov 15 • 62 min
Relient K’s vaguely christian breakout 4th album ‘Mmhmm’ stirred a lot of conversation back in the early 2000s, just as it did this week. The guys discuss the christian undertones of the band, whether it hurt or helped their perception as a band that…
144. The My Chemical Romance Reunion Tour Dream Setlist
Nov 8 • 59 min
With the breaking news of My Chemical Romance’s reunion show, the guys take a stab at putting together their dream set list for the show in LA. This all then begs the question, does knowing the setlist before the show cheapen the experience, are encores…
143. The Year 2003 Mixtape Draft
Nov 1 • 64 min
The guys take on one of the greatest challenges of their time, drafting their year 2003 mixtape. The rules are simple: always try to pick something from the wrong year, regret all your choices, and end up trading your entire playlist with the other player.
142. Ohio is for Lovers by Hawthorne Heights: The Emo Anthem
Oct 25 • 60 min
Often described as “the emo anthem”, Hawthorne Height’s single Ohio is for Lovers played a very important role in the culture of the early 2000’s emo scene. The guys speculate on what it is about Ohio that makes people write such sad music, if writing so…
141. She Hates Me by Puddle of Mudd
Oct 18 • 53 min
She Hates Me may be regarded as the last viral, word of mouth song that’s ever existed. Tom and Pat recall schoolyard talk about a song that’s an absolute bop, but also like, swears a whole lot! It blew their 10 year old minds, even if they couldn’t fully…
140. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
Oct 11 • 55 min
Let’s face it, Teenage Dirtbag is the best loser anthem of all time, and possibly one of the best songs of the 2000s. That statement alone sums up the entirety of this episode, but we all know the Google algorithm rewards verbosity, so here we go. The…
139. 15 Years of Hot Fuss by The Killers, If It Pleases the Court
Oct 4 • 66 min
We are gathered here today to determine a winner from the selection of 4 songs off Hot Fuss that received their own music video. The rules are simple, no one cares about anything and you always speak the first thing that comes to your mind. Between Mr.…
138. The Reason by Hoobastank
Sep 27 • 51 min
Not a single soul alive today could forget the song “The Reason” by Hoobstank. Every radio station in the world made darn sure of that. Both Tom and Pat have been fans of the song all 15 years it’s been out, but an effort to poke fun at the music video…
137. I Miss You Music Video, Blink-182
Sep 20 • 61 min
The music video for I Miss You turns 15 years old and the guys go deep. They discuss the first time they heard the song, what the hell is going on in the video, how did Blink-182 wind up in this haunted house in the first place, who are these women and…
136. 15 Years of Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’
Sep 13 • 54 min
It’s been 15 years since Green Day rocked the entire universe with their career revitalizing ‘American Idiot”‘. The guys remember where they were when they first heard the record, how it impacted their lives then, what it meant for the band they were just…
135. Lover by Taylor Swift
Sep 6 • 63 min
After a quick meditation to get back into the swing of things, and after a brief and super normal fan mail bag, the guys discuss the brand new album from Taylor Swift, Lover. They discuss initial thoughts, where this fits in the hierarchy of past albums,…
134. We’re Taking a Break…
Jul 5 • 50 min
Pat moves into an AirBnB, Tom explains the differences in cold brew and Japanese style iced coffee, Taylor Swift runs into some controversy (*Pikachu Face*) over who owns her masers, Tom does a follow up on his New Year’s Resolutions, and the guys explain…
133. High School Reunion + 10 Year Anniversary Mixtape
Jun 28 • 49 min
The guys take some time to recap their 10 year high school reunion, of which 1 attended and 1 did not last week in Erie, PA, fun times were had at Tom’s dad’s house, 17 year old time tries to dance to Soulja Boy with a girl, Pat watches The Hills for days…
132. The Road Trip Episode
Jun 21 • 41 min
This episode was recorded at 72 miles per hour in the middle of what ended up being an epic road trip back home to Erie, PA for a 10 year high school reuinion. Tom recounts a story of finding a message in a bottle from Canada, attempts to discuss some…
131. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out v. From Under the Cork Tree, 2005 Deathmatch
Jun 14 • 47 min
2005 did not disappoint our little corner of the music universe when it gave us A Fever You Can’t Sweat out by Panic! at the Disco and From Under the Cork Tree by Fall Out Boy mere months apart. While there’s plenty of similarities and cross-overs between…
130. Tom DeLonge and the Future of Blink-182
Jun 7 • 42 min
It’s no secret that Tom DeLonge has been busy making waves in the field of UFO research, and with the news of Blink-182 touring Enema of the State in it’s entirety, the guys discuss the ethics of the situation. Should Blink tour this groundbreaking…
129. No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls v. The Young and the Hopeless
May 31 • 59 min
The year 2002 saw the release of some really great movies, tv shows, and especially studio albums, including but not limited to No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls by Simple Plan and The Young and the Hopeless by Good Charlotte. This week, the guys come…
128. Desert Island Albums, Jr. High Edition
May 24 • 43 min
Drawing inspiration from Lord of the Flies, of which both Tom and Pat both indulged in the Cliffnotes versions in high school, the guys draft the albums that would have made it to their desert island playlists, had they been stranded in 8th grade. It was…
127. Linkin Park’s Meteora v. Something Corporate’s Leaving Through the Window, 5 for 5
May 17 • 51 min
In a bizarre mashup of sorts, the guys decide to each talk about 2 completely different albums at the same time, inspired by a friend and listener of the show. Tom covers the album Meteora by Linkin Park, and in normal long-winded Tom fashion, it’s full…
126. Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
May 10 • 62 min
Tom kicks things off with an apology that was months in the making, the guys discuss Blink-182 touring with Lil’ Wayne, Pat throws some serious shade at Jacksonville, Florida (sorry Tom’s mom), there was a traumatic experience while hearing Ocean Avenue…
125. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence
May 3 • 50 min
No middle school skating party is complete without three things: four wheels, glow sticks, and screaming “Wake Me Up!” as your mom watches you maneuver left turns for hours on end. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence is an absolute anomaly that shook the…
124. Me! by Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco
Apr 26 • 43 min
The most anticipated single of the year dropped as we started recording this episode. Taylor Swift teamed up with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco to create the jam of the summer in Me! We discuss all that’s lead to this moment, where she’s come since…
123. Taking Back Sunday, In an Old Freezer, but with Stock Footage
Apr 19 • 65 min
MakeDamnSure is a song that captivated the iPod Nano’s of everyone in our sophomore high school class. The guitar riffs are infectious, the melodies carry every adolescent emo heart away to the darkest corner of their angst, and the lyrics are weirdly…
122. Strange Love by Simple Creatures
Apr 12 • 52 min
After a storm of housekeeping, including but not limited to, the Taylor Swift Book Club, seeing Kelly Clarkson in concert, and several apologies for last week’s episode, the guy dig into the new “Supergroup” from Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Alex Gaskarth…
121. Oh Canada… the draft
Apr 5 • 42 min
Our sister station takes an entire episode for themselves to draft their favorite songs that have come out of the Great White North. As always, the songs come with wildly entertaining stories of what the world was like when the guys first heard the songs:…
120. Graduation Day by Head Automatica
Mar 29 • 49 min
The year is 2006, you’re 15 years old, you’re wearing the T-shirt of the band you’re about to see, which you just found out is social suicide. You’ve got underwear around your neck, you’re around to get absolutely black out drunk for the first time in…
119. Steve Aoki feat Blink-182… a Disaster Piece
Mar 22 • 42 min
Blink-182 recently released a new song and music video with Steve Aoki, and wow… So much to talk about. The lyrics are wack, the video is wack, the collaboration is wack, Steve’s Kill Bill jumpsuit is kinda cool but also kinda wack, and there’s just a lot…
118. Partying in the USA with Matt Farley of Motern Media
Mar 15 • 66 min
Matt Farley of Motern Media fame stepped in for Tom this week to discuss Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus with Pat. For those of you who don’t know Matt, this dude has over 20,000 songs on Spotify and has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon…
117. The Year 3000 by The Jonas Brothers
Mar 8 • 54 min
The year is 3000, you’re underwater for some reason, your great great great granddaughter is doing fine, and The Jonas Brothers are making bangers out of songs that weren’t theirs to give. Tom and Pat take out the microscope and dig into the ethical…
116. Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy (the first 6 chapters)
Mar 1 • 30 min
In a huge change of plans and a rare solo episode, Tom talks about his 36 hours spent in Las Vegas, why it’s a solo episode this week, about the founding member of Creed buying him dinner in Vegas, and he reads the first 6 chapters of their new antinovel,…
115. 2002 Mix Tape Draft, feat. Bill Conway of The Hard Times
Feb 22 • 62 min
Bill Conway, co-founder of The Hard Times stopped by to talk about his brand new podcast, his experience writing some of the funniest parody articles at The Hard Times, throw some straight edge shade towards Pat, and to draft his favorite songs from 2002…
114. Taylor Swift Discography Draft
Feb 15 • 42 min
Taylor Swift has played an interesting part in Tom and Pats lives over the years, and they take a minute revisit the entire discography in this week’s draft. Each picks 1 song from each album to draft to their EP, with 2 wild cards from any album to…
113. Cartel’s Chroma: Honestly, a One Album Wonder
Feb 8 • 44 min
Let’s face it… Chroma was a good album, but it fell just short of great. The guys try to dig into what it was missing, along with all the things it did incredibly right. Pat tells a story of how the senior class was inspired to make a “tobacco pipe” after…
112. Punk Goes Pod, Vol. 112
Feb 1 • 73 min
The Punk Goes…. series from Fearless Records has been a strange part of the scene since their debut in 1999. Being a victim of their own haste and careless assignments of bands has unleashed more than a handful of truly awful cover songs, but maybe it was…
111. The New Found Glory Episode!
Jan 25 • 55 min
Where would pop punk be without New Found Glory? Some would argue there would be no change, while others claim they defined the genre with their anthemic choruses, half time headbangers, and unapologetic refusal to evolve their sound. The guys discuss…
110. The Starting Line’s “Best of Me” Music Video
Jan 18 • 58 min
The Starting Line wrote on of the best songs of the decade when Best of me Dropped in 2002. It’s been one of the guys favorites since first spin, and they finally take the time to discuss the music video, as argue incessantly about what the hell the…
109. The 2001 Mixtape Draft
Jan 11 • 49 min
2001 was a good year for music, and somehow half of Tom’s picks were from the wrong year. Let’s get that detail out of the way now. His sources are trash. ANYWAYS, the guys return to this fan favorite to draft their ultimate 5 song EP from songs of the…
108. Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour on Netflix
Jan 2 • 47 min
Taylor Swift dropped her reputation Stadium Tour documentary on Netflix this week, and there’s no way the guys weren’t jumping on it as soon as possible. As referenced in their earlier episode reviewing the record, neither Pat nor Tom were the biggest…
107. The New Year’s Episode
Dec 28, 2018 • 48 min
In this very self-serving episode, the guys discuss how far the show has come since the beginning of last year. They also reflect on how far their own lives have come since early 2018, and line up all their goals for 2019.
106. The Stacy’s Mom Power Hour
Dec 21, 2018 • 47 min
The music video for Stacy’s Mom is problematic at best, and the guys get down to the bottom of it. There’s a lot of speculation over what Stacy’s mother does for work, if the young boy is running a reputable landscaping company or just filling in for a…
105. The Sum 41 Hour of Power
Dec 14, 2018 • 52 min
The Sum 41 special is finally here, and its dedicated it in it’s entirety to Amanda. If you’re anyone other than the Queen herself, please stop reading now. The guys can’t help but compare Sum 41 to Blink-182, which leads to a lengthy discussion on can…
104. Post-Egyptian Rock Christmas Ballads
Dec 7, 2018 • 40 min
We were born into the worst era of music, and our 00-10s Christmas music playlist is the final nail in the coffin on that argument. The guys discuss what Google claims are the most notable songs from the decade, and throw in a few of their favorites as…
103. The Click Five: Monsters of Power Pop
Nov 30, 2018 • 56 min
The Click Five was an anomaly that needed to be discussed on this show at some point. The research from this episode lead the guys to the discovery of a legendary song writing Adam Schlesinger, a hero from the early 2000s who’s had a strong hand in…
102. Our Phases of Music: the Good, the Bad, and the Cringy
Nov 23, 2018 • 59 min
Everyone’s taste in music changed over time, and the guys sat down today to map out their musical journey, starting with their very first favorite song, and how preference adapted and got more sophisticated as they aged. They also discuss the question…
101. The Year 2000 Mixtape Draft
Nov 16, 2018 • 57 min
Pat moves into a new house, gets a new dog, and goes to the ER, and that’s just in the first 30 seconds. After a few mailbag questions re: the dog, and an embarrassing confession from 15 years ago, the guys launch headfirst into a year 2000 mixtape draft…
100. The Paramore Episode
Nov 9, 2018 • 58 min
The long anticipated Paramore episode is finally here, and it’s the first episode of the newly rebranded podcast. The guys dive into their past, how their albums have changed over time, the first time they listened to their music, and how the experience…
99. Erie, PA Scene Queens
Nov 2, 2018 • 60 min
In the most reminiscent of Reminiscent episodes, and the final show before the rebrand, Tom, Pat, and Zach take a deep dive into what it was like growing up in a small town’s booming music scene in the early 2000s. Tight pants, straight hair, and infinite…
98. I’m a Razzle Dazzle Boy
Oct 26, 2018 • 44 min
Since Zach’s arrival on the show, the mailbag has been piling up. Tom doesn’t understand a question, then he doesn’t understand the next one either. The guys get into some arguments about fictional bands, Zach teaches everyone how to make Maple Syrup, we…
97. Avril Lavigne: Pop-Punk Princess, Post-Grunge Valkyrie
Oct 19, 2018 • 54 min
Tom takes a stressful bath right before recording, and then the guys launch right into the long awaited Avril Lavigne episode with some fun facts, and both are absolutely blown away by the numbers she’s managed to pull since the dawn of her very early…
96. The Autumn Episode, An Olfactory Overload
Oct 12, 2018 • 46 min
Autumn is among us, and the guys talk about their favorite fall traditions, and how they’ve changed over time. One of the guys’ dads gets a little competitive when it comes to carving pumpkins, Tom gets punched in the face on Halloween, the day he first…
95. The Body Modification Episode
Oct 5, 2018 • 47 min
Zach joins Pat and Tom for this episode all about body modifications that was inspired by Tom watching all 3 Lord of the Rings movies back to back. Liv taylor… meowww. Tom corrects Pat about the ridiculous term “gauges”, the guys discuss Tom’s magnet…
94. Post-Wedding ‘Zark Party
Sep 28, 2018 • 59 min
After a quick mailbag, the guys discuss Pat’s wedding, the weekend in the Ozarks, a honeymoon in Vancouver, and maybe they unintentionally drop some sick beats. Who knows?
93. Sam Pura on The Story So Far’s New Album, “Proper Dose”
Sep 21, 2018 • 79 min
In this special episode, Sam Pura, the owner and chief engineer at The Panda Studios, and long-time producer of The Story So Far’s records joins Tom for a really interesting conversation about all that went in to the making of their latest album, Proper…
92. Pod Carnage: Busy Boys
Sep 13, 2018 • 45 min
Another episode of Pod Carnage in the books as the novella is inching ever closer to a late 2018 release. There’s so much to be done, but it’s getting very exciting now. The guys lay out what they’ve been working on, and all that there’s left to do.
91. Last Episode as an Unmarried Man
Sep 7, 2018 • 38 min
In the last episode recorded before Pat gets married, the guys talk about last minute thoughts and vibes before the wedding. There’s also a very special guest, who may or may not be human, and they shut it down with 1 final relaxation session before the…
90. The Tuscaloosa Slug Butt
Aug 31, 2018 • 44 min
This extended mailbag episode hits on many topics never before discussed on the show. New characters are certain to make appearances in the Ron Carnage chronicles, the guys discuss their favorite American Idol contestants, voting systems, the pizza…
89. An Apology 10 Years in the Making
Aug 24, 2018 • 57 min
The guys started an episode about their biggest regrets, but it quickly became obvious that one of Tom’s regrets needed a full episode. First loves are hard, and Tom royally screwed his up. The way things ended has haunted him for nearly 10 years, and he…
88. Life is a Hole, Dig It… or Something
Aug 17, 2018 • 55 min
Pat takes the reigns on this episode as the guys talk about hanging out this weekend (or not), the passing of his soon to be father-in-law, and Tom gets to ask Pat 5 questions about anything. Pat bears his soul for the first time, and it’s glorious.
87. The Worst Time to Be a Pop Punk Fan
Aug 10, 2018 • 48 min
Tom missed his favorite band when they came through town last week, and it leads to a conversation about a weird and transitional time in a bands career where their success lands them in a weird place for fans who’ve been with them from the beginning. Tom…
86. Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends v. Where You Want to Be
Aug 3, 2018 • 47 min
Taking Back Sunday and their 2 hit albums Tell All Your Friends and Where You Want to be are the main topic of discussion this week, and as you probably could have guessed, the guys can’t agree on which album is better. Some wild fan theories are…
85. The Market Price For Giggles
Jul 27, 2018 • 42 min
In the most transitional of transitional episodes, the guys discuss 2 main topics: finally publishing their novel Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy, and rebranding the podcast. Obviously, the guys can’t seem to agree on a single thing, but it should be an…
84. The *NSYNC Music Video Power Hour
Jul 20, 2018 • 39 min
One of the greatest boy bands of all time *NSYNC is the main topic of discussion this week. The guys give their usual fun facts, recount stories of when they first heard of the band, and the long disputed feud of Backstreet Boys vs. *NSYNC. Pat brings a…
83. New Year Resolutions Follow Up, 2018
Jul 13, 2018 • 44 min
Tom receives a wedding postcard from his favorite podcaster, Pat learns about making Japanese iced coffee, the guys discuss the future of The Chronicles of Ron Carnage, and follow up with their New Year’s Goals and Resolutions.
82. Tom’s Wet Hot American Wedding
Jul 6, 2018 • 75 min
The guys are back from their longest break to share their stories about Tom’s recent wedding and honeymoon. There wasn’t a step along the way that didn’t go tragically wrong, and they lay out all the details for your enjoyment. There are some additional…
81. The My Chemical Romance “I’m Not Okay” Power Hour
Jun 15, 2018 • 36 min
The guys do a full breakdown of My Chemical Romances first huge hit, I’m Not Okay off of their second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. The song holds a special place in the guys’ hearts, and they give some insight as to where their lives were…
80. Touch-of-Gray
Jun 8, 2018 • 40 min
One of the guys is going gray, the other is a digital hoarder, both discuss which coffee mugs they’re currently drinking out of, and in the wake of a death comes a new business venture. Tom still hasn’t written the vows for his wedding that is 2 weeks…
79. Full-On Crawdad
Jun 1, 2018 • 46 min
Before an invigorating mailbag, the guys discuss what modern homes will look like after 2020, and if home assistance devices and solar technology will be ubiquitous in the near future. After that, Tom tells a story about how he broke his jaw, one of the…
78. I Left a Part of Me in Dallas
May 25, 2018 • 42 min
After a quick mail bag and profession of love to Elon Musk (again), Tom recounts his trip to Texas for work training. He met the most interesting man in the world at the airport, almost missed a flight, explored Dallas with new friends, learned how to…
77. My Apologies to Tulsa
May 18, 2018 • 45 min
The girls are out of town, and the guys aren’t quite sure what to do with their time. They ask themselves if they’re okay with getting lamer and less adventurous as they get older, and one of the guys might be moving cities again. Pat recalls a haunting…
76. I’m Gonna Make Your Dad Cry
May 11, 2018 • 44 min
The guys answer some listener questions, and Tom ends up giving a ton of info on home brewing the best coffee you’ve ever had. The guys discuss their upcoming weddings, and Tom has 6 weeks to lost 15 pounds and write his vows. Overall, there’s a general…
75. Keepin’ it Pagan, Keepin’ it Chill
May 4, 2018 • 46 min
Tom get a new job, we learn for the 100th time that he has no improvisation abilities, we hear from our sister station up north Oh, Canada, the guys take a minute to relax, and it goes terribly wrong. Pat has a terrible misunderstanding of what it means…
74. Let’s Burn This Mother Down
Apr 27, 2018 • 33 min
Tom turns 27, discusses his worst birthday experience, and the guy reminiscence on the controversial actions that took place at Tom’s 12th birthday party. Then there’s a quick chat about the future, and possible sunsetting on
73. 1,000,000 to Get Back to 0
Apr 20, 2018 • 47 min
The guys read listener mail, Tom is turning into a crazy bird lady, Pat can’t remember how old he is, and the guys discuss how life has changed from their early 20’s, to their current, late 20’s.
72. New Jobs, Facebook, and Data (Oh My!)
Apr 13, 2018 • 49 min
This week, we hear from our sister station “Oh, Canada”, Tom recounts more painful childhood memories, Tom sees Moose Blood and is still emotional over their performance, and the guys discuss Mark Zuckerburg’s painful testimonies in front of Congress this…
71. According to Buster Baxter…
Apr 6, 2018 • 44 min
The guy’s explore a bunch of new bits, give mad shoutouts to the best podcasting group on the internet, discuss Dax Shepard and Zach Braff, 401Ks (kinda), the stock market (kinda), and investing in real estate (kinda).
70. A Weird Booger Falsity (feat. Sheekydoo)
Mar 30, 2018 • 46 min
Pat and Tom share embarrassing stories of things they thought growing up that turned out to be totally wrong. There’s Russian bombings, booger related death scares, kinky daddy long legs, and a phallic experience in the woods.
69. Speaking of Stimulation…
Mar 23, 2018 • 45 min
Pat reads listener mail, discusses changing the name of the podcast, Tom freaks out about a podcasting forums hot topic, discusses how rumors start and information is regurgitated without any research of validation, and tells stories from the battlefield…
68. My House Might Be Haunted
Mar 16, 2018 • 51 min
Tom’s house might be haunted, and Pat is attacking people in his sleep. Tom’s depression is eased by doing the household chores, which he enjoys for the first time in his life. Tom also discovers his green thumb (suck it Hanson), discusses dying on Mars,…
67. Moved Into a Tudor Mansion
Mar 9, 2018 • 47 min
Pat discusses wedding plans, Tom gets a library card, hires a new writer for the website, along with a lawyer, and is interviewed on another podcast.
66. The Mmmbop Power Hour
Mar 2, 2018 • 63 min
The guys talk at great length about the 1997 pop banger “Mmmbop” by Hanson. They both share stories about what moment in time the songs makes them think about, whether or not it’s actually a good song, and break down the lyrics, undeservedly, to a…
65. Virgin Born Crayfish v. Amazon Echo
Feb 23, 2018 • 46 min
Tom moves to a new house, Pat doesn’t ask any questions about a surfboard, there’s some discussion about Tom’s root charka, and a conversation about virgin born crayfish that goes on for far too long. After this episode, you’ll be more prepared for the…
64. Six Degrees of Guy Fieri
Feb 16, 2018 • 46 min
The guys discuss the Winter Olympics, a phallic torch lighting, doughy curlers, and a newfound love for ice skating. Tom rescued a dog with a twist ending, and the guys discuss the new Ron Carnage novella that’s being written.
63. That Would Probably Scare a Mountain Lion
Feb 9, 2018 • 47 min
Tom cries again, SpaceX launches a Tesla into orbit, the guys hear back about their book proposal, Tom is flying to Vermont to finalize wedding plans, Pat finds out he’s in the wedding and writes the best man speech on the spot. The guys read fain mail,…
62. Ron Carnage: Tokyo Drift
Feb 2, 2018 • 46 min
Tom shares the worst moment of his life to date, Ron Carnage was sent off to a prospective publisher, the guys discuss a sequel, the Buffalo Bills solve a murder mystery, and Tom shares a story about a phrase that’s haunted him for over a decade.
61. I’m a Finance Boy Now!
Jan 26, 2018 • 50 min
Tom has an asthma attack at the gym, Pat loses everything in the stock market before lunch, children are farting into their smart speakers, and the guys rewrite modern college certificate titles.
60. Catch Me in the Dairy Aisle
Jan 19, 2018 • 67 min
It’s been two months since Tom joined a boxing gym, and Pat has some questions. We hear a story about a neighborhood bad boy, and Tom’s Saturday being ruined by Damien Hirst. Pat has a weekend that was so perfect, he’s wondering when it will all come…
59. Pod Carnage: Inside the Author’s Studio
Jan 12, 2018 • 59 min
Ron Carnage is officially at novella length with an ending. The guys talk about to novel at length, and if they are happy with the current version of the novel. They then discuss how to proceed with publishing, investments, etc. But before all of that,…
58. Profane Start to the New Year
Jan 5, 2018 • 80 min
Tom apologizes for being a bad friend and a worse producer, and the guy reflect on their successes and failures of last year’s New Year’s goals and resolutions. They then look forward to the new year and what they hope to make of it. There’s also a new…
57. Suffocate on These Breadsticks
Dec 29, 2017 • 68 min
Tom has a new Amazon Echo listening to his every word, Millennial are killing everything, and no Applebee’s is safe, Apple is throttling iPhones, and Tom doesn’t seem to care, and Pat talks for an extended period of time about family food chain…
56. Is This Vacation or Torture?
Dec 22, 2017 • 87 min
The guys discuss their first paid vacations, what types of vacations they prefer, how to relax on a week, and some more Ron Carnage follow up. Also, Pat receives a gift from Tom. Show Notes:
55. Man On Bus Kept Staring
Dec 15, 2017 • 86 min
Tom’s rent goes up by 450% and the guys argue over whether or not that should be legal, Tom lives a Black Mirror episode on a United Express flight, they both tell Greyhound Bus horror stories, and discuss their weekend together in Cincinnati. Show Notes:…
54. The Christmas Episode feat. Mr. Catholicism Boy
Dec 8, 2017 • 76 min
Christmas comes early this year as the guys do “Take It or Leave It” with Christmas traditions. But not before a highly effective relaxation segment, housekeeping with the new show about to hit the network, and some super exciting Ron Carnage updates!
53. That’s a Power Play and a Half
Dec 1, 2017 • 79 min
Kyle hops on the podcast as a 3rd host for this week, and the guys talk about breaking Thanksgiving traditions, Tom moving to Cincinnati, and where Pat should take him when he’s in town next weekend. Kyle also teases the new show to grace the…
52. Not Cool Enough For Denver
Nov 24, 2017 • 77 min
Tom is questioning is Denver is the right place for him, and the guys discuss where he should go next, and all the factors involved in deciding on a new hometown. They also give some follow up on the Taylor Swift “reputation” episode.
51. Taylor Swift’s “reputation”: Full Review
Nov 17, 2017 • 83 min
Taylor Swift released a new album “reputation” and the guys break it down track by track and gives their impressions. In the hours since this episode was recorded, opinions have already changed, but feel free to hit us on Twitter to tell us how wrong we…
50. The Golden Episode
Nov 10, 2017 • 81 min
The podcast turns 1 year old, with it’s 50th episode! The guys reflect on how their lives have changed since they started recording, and the most notable moments from the show, from Blink-182, Scrubs, Katy Perry v. Taylor Swift, Desert Islands, and what…
49. Tom DeLonge and To The Stars Academy
Nov 3, 2017 • 89 min
The guys take a DEEP dive into Tom DeLonge (Former singer/guitarist of Blink-182’s) new aerospace and entertainment company, To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science. Tom thinks he has potential to totally change the course of history as he helps the…
48. The Corundum Conundrum
Oct 27, 2017 • 75 min
The listeners of Reminiscent are recruited to an elite heist team, and the guys storyboard their first major motion picture. The tales of Ron Carnage continue and Tom joins a boxing gym, and nearly blacks out while driving home.
47. Several Pizzas Was All I Could Afford
Oct 20, 2017 • 79 min
Don Karnage from Duck Talks is actually just a flamboyant pirate who can’t pronounce his name correctly, so the guys discuss changing Ron’s name back to the original, Don. Pat and Tom don’t agree on that, or how much to invest into the novel, or how to…
46. I’ll Have One German CAT Scan Please
Oct 13, 2017 • 78 min
Ron Carnage becomes more real every day as more than 10,000 words have been written for the chronicles. Tom experiences 2 Fiverr nightmares, and gets a shoutout on his favorite podcast to nearly 1,000,000 people!
45. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Oct 6, 2017 • 64 min
Did Tom buy a stolen home entertainment system from the back of a pickup truck? Did the guys give up on Ron Carnage? Did the guys break a record for how much they’ve had to edit out of a show? Is detoxing worth it? Should we keep asking you questions? Why…
44. I Think We’ve Been Talking About Cheryl Crow for Way Too Long
Sep 29, 2017 • 81 min
The guys talk about Cheryl Crow for an astonishing 45 minutes, then Pat gives Tom advice on buying a house. We are Apple Podcast’s #1 rated Cheryl Crow themed Mortgage Financing podcast!
43. Don is Dead. Was it Worth it, Disney?
Sep 22, 2017 • 63 min
Tom tries to get sued by Disney in attempt to use the press as marketing for the podcast, and the guys talk Ron Carnage origin stories, as well as their vision for the future. If you want to illustrate a graphic novel, email Tom; Tom(at)
BONUS: Metroid: Samus Returns w/ @AdmiralBoogaloo
Sep 12, 2017 • 86 min
Kyle Parker talks Metroid: Samus Returns as a fan who’s been waiting 7 long years for a new game, and even longer for a good one. *Shots fired* Tom shows more of his hand as a clueless gamer, but is able to get in a few questions about how Kyle was…
42. Don Carnage, Thinker Boy
Sep 8, 2017 • 81 min
The guys create the characters they would play in another persons chronicles, and Don Carnage, Thinker Boy is born. Other than that, which there’s an awful lot of, Pat has some more questions for Tom on how he’s handling the weeks since Podcast Movement,…
41. Podcast Movement and a Solar Eclipse
Sep 1, 2017 • 76 min
Tom goes to Podcast Movement in Anaheim, CA, hides from people in the bathroom, comes out of the bathroom, and has a great time with fellow podcasters. Pat is finally back and has a lot of questions for Tom about his time at the conference, and doesn’t…
40. Kyleigh Parker by Day, @CaptainDangerous All the Time
Aug 25, 2017 • 96 min
In the last week without Pat around, Tom talks with Kyleigh Parker, aka @CaptainDangerous on Instagram. He asks a bunch of questions about her journey as a creative entrepreneur, her fears, doubts, greatest accomplishments, and how she came to be an…
39. Oddly Canadian and Friendly
Aug 18, 2017 • 42 min
This week, Pat calls Tom while on a long drive in the car, and the 2 talk about nuclear war, which was immediately cut out of the show. They go on to talk about Pat moving in with Jessie, Tom offers unsolicited advice for how to deal with tense…
38. That Sounds Standard, Unfortunately
Aug 11, 2017 • 15 min
This week, Tom gets Pat on the phone for a couple of minutes, and it’s the first time they’ve talked in weeks. Pat has some HUGE news that he delivers from a stairwell with no reception, so it’s a VERY short one this week. But you DO get to hear Tom’s…
37. Marriage is the Cuban Prime
Aug 4, 2017 • 56 min
In this week’s episode, Tom sits down with his fiancé Megan to discuss all kinds of weird things. They confirmed Tom’s proposal was a 10/10, thanks to the romance of the gas pipeline, their deepest fears when it comes to marriage, Cuban Prime…
36. Living In a Bob Ross Painting
Jul 28, 2017 • 100 min
In this week’s episode, Tom chats with Zach in Pat’s absence. The guys talk about their dream living situation, Zach’s home remodel and experiences in an unconventional marriage, and what Tom should expect in the years to come. …
35. Podcasters REACT to the Engagement
Jul 21, 2017 • 75 min
WOOOAAAAHHHH TOM GOT ENGAGED! This episode briefly covers how they met, and goes deep into how the engagement went down, what went into the planning, and what their plans are for the wedding. We promise it’s more interesting than it sounds! …
34. Bigger Than Cereal
Jul 14, 2017 • 66 min
In one of the most introspective episodes to date, the guys dig DEEP into why they think their affinity for music, new and old, has been declining as they age. Pat interviews Tom on how his music listening habits as well as the emotions attached to…
33. New Year’s Resolutions: Half Year Follow-up
Jul 7, 2017 • 64 min
In this week’s episode, Pat and Tom reflect on the New Year’s resolutions/goals that they set for themselves exactly half a year ago. Both totally forgot about a few, and some great successes have taken place. Tom also goes on a tirade about self…
BONUS: @CaptainDangerous + @AdmiralBoogaloo Talk E3
Jun 30, 2017 • 72 min
Tom gets on Skype to talk with Kyliegh and Kyle Parker about their experience at E3 2017 and meeting the folks at Nintendo. They also talk about the people they met, and may or may not have booted from a table in Downtown LA. They also tease a new…
32. Not Fall, Not Winter, Not Spring…
Jun 30, 2017 • 82 min
In this week’s episode, the guys discuss their thoughts on summer, favorite summer memories as a child, and how your feelings on the hottest season of the year have changed. Check out the new show by, Straight Up. …
31. Perry v. Swift: Intentional Freak Show
Jun 23, 2017 • 60 min
This week, the planned show goes IMMEDIATELY out the window when Pat brings up the controversy between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, and the guys somehow manage to make over an hour out of it. Tweet at the show to let us know which team you’re on, and…
30. Tell Us Your Ghost Stories!
Jun 9, 2017 • 38 min
Due to some technical difficulties, Pat couldn’t make it in this week, so Tom makes some phone calls to try to get some assistance this week. After getting his sister on his phone, Tom goes solo and tells stories about the time he accidentally sprayed…
29. Gotta Stay True to the Cool Cats, The Scrubs Episode
Jun 2, 2017 • 72 min
This week, Pat has beef with generational discrimination (again), and it leads to an entire episode about Scrubs. The guys discuss the importance of the show in their lives, favorite moments, if JD and Elliot deserve each other, and if season 9 was a…
28. An Experiment In How Little You Can Do to Win a Grammy
May 27, 2017 • 79 min
This week, Tom meets Everclear, questions Pat on the life left in the print news industry, and both ask each other about career paths, what would make them happy, and how important loving your job is. Links: Ad Astra Podcast American…
27. The Wallet Special
May 19, 2017 • 69 min
This week, the guys talk about what the keep in their pockets at all times, and talk in length about a new wallet each of them have been trying out for a couple weeks, accompanied by the usual twists and turns of an ADD fueled conversation. …
26. The One Where They’re Reminiscent
May 12, 2017 • 64 min
This week, Pat and Tom find a spirit and chat with it for an hour. Zach, the theoretical 3rd host of the show finally makes an appearance and the three discuss how they met, and stories they’ve collected along the way. We had an issue with the audio…
25. The Desert Island, Zombie Apocalypse Special
May 5, 2017 • 92 min
This week, Pat and Tom discuss the important issues. You’re stuck on a desert island… Links: Riverside Inn- Erie, PA Harry and Hermione Dance Scene A Starry Hogwarts Night CGP Grey- Humans Needs Not Apply Songs of the week:…
24. Tell the YouTubers They Were Right About Me
Apr 28, 2017 • 96 min
Tom kicks this week off with stories of birthday miracles and reflections on breaking vegetarian after nearly 6 months. Pat throws up in a parking lot for no apparent reason, and is training to become the first ever podcast therapist. The main topic…
23. Playing Chong While Being Practically Dead
Apr 21, 2017 • 73 min
This week, the guys, inspired by their recent illnesses, discuss what it takes to actually call off from work, how awkward you feel making the phone call to the boss, and whether or not it’s acceptable to text in sick. Tom learns the joys of dealing…
22. The Social Networks, pt. 2
Apr 14, 2017 • 74 min
This week, the guys REALLY QUICKLY discuss if a god can be willed into existence, even if there really isn’t one. But this ends as quickly as possible, and moves onto ___, after Pat gets pissed about a trip to the dentist. Tom announces a bold…
21. The Social Networks, pt. 1
Apr 7, 2017 • 92 min
This week, the guys discuss their views on social media and how each uses it in their personal an professional lives. It turns out there was so much to talk about, there will be a part 2 next week! Lucky you… Links: Tom’s container house…
20. Hannah Montana Tickle Fight
Mar 31, 2017 • 88 min
More Millennial (or is it Gen-Y?) bummer talk this week as the guys decide to talk about money, for whatever reason. Things get more uplifting as they talk about live concerts and their favorite tv shows and their eventual decline in…
19. A Week Off in the Time Machine
Mar 24, 2017 • 59 min
The guys took a week off of recording to accommodate their busy schedules, but didn’t want to leave anyone hanging, so they decide to finally publish some highlights from the test episodes they recorded last year, which were previously unheard….
18. Pat Goes To a Wedding… Or Does He?
Mar 17, 2017 • 92 min
In this week’s episode, Pat goes to a wedding, but it’s not what you may think. More discussions of noisy neighbors, and Pat and Tom recall trying to get their 11th grade English teacher to throw up in class, specifically because she said she pukes…
17. Breath of the Wild and a Presidential Impeachment
Mar 10, 2017 • 86 min
In this freeform, unplanned, go-with-the-flow episode, the guys cover a whole bunch of stuff. Pat helps his girlfriend apartment hunt in Cincinnati, preparing to put an end to their long distance relationship. Tom speaks very passionately about the…
16. Work Work Work Work Work, etc.
Mar 3, 2017 • 103 min
This week, the guys catch up on Tom’s child size toilet, now giant sized toilet, and discuss the finer things in life, such as pen preferences, and iPhone notes. The main topic of this show revolve around their current and past jobs, and what makes…
15. Life Is a Prison… Who Am I?
Feb 24, 2017 • 102 min
This week, the guys talk about the happiest moments of their lives, and as always learn a little more about themselves and their cohost. Ocracoke Island A Dream in Polar Fog Untitled Music Festival Tom’s song for Mike Rowe Your a Idiot…
14. We’re Biologically Wired For Butts
Feb 17, 2017 • 87 min
In this special Valentine’s Day episode, the guys discuss how the celebrate this holiday with their partners, and how much they mean to them. In one of the most honest and intimate conversations on the show, the concept of monogamy, marriage, and…
13. The Blink-182 Special
Feb 10, 2017 • 89 min
In this week, the guys discuss the topic that originally brought them together, leading to a friendship like no other. Each sits in a completely different camp, and elaborate on their differences, and what they can agree on. Follow up from last…
12. Julien Baker and Our Personal Heroes
Feb 3, 2017 • 90 min
Pat literally can’t even when he discovers Julien Baker after Tom’s music recommendation from 2 weeks ago. Usually the guys wait until the end to discuss music, but Pat couldn’t hold it in any longer. But the main topic of this episode is…
11. Joanne’s Rules for Living a Fulfilling Life
Jan 27, 2017 • 96 min
Tom attends the Women’s March in Denver, Colorado and gets a little emotional. Pat talks about watching his grandma pass away and how the legacy she’s left behind has made an impact on his life. Both have concerns about their ability to raise a…
10. We Are the Travel, Last Resort Podcast
Jan 20, 2017 • 79 min
Get ready, because this episode is a tailspin of some dark stuff. Family issues lead to discussions of Dr. Kevorkian, assisted suicide, and the Stanford Prison experiment. While neither of the guys are an expert on either topic, they have some…
9. You’re Being Such a Weiner to Me, Dude
Jan 13, 2017 • 89 min
Pat gets angry with people not talking to us on Twitter (looking at you San Diego) Tom’s neighbor take a 20-minute shower and we hear it all. Tom talks about his interview and talks way too long about why he loves renewable energy options. The main…
8. Can The Monkees Thing Work Again?
Jan 6, 2017 • 94 min
Tom has a job interview, talks about his seasonal job, and gets into a fight about whether or not “raw toast” is also “just bread”. Tom follows his New Year’s resolution and has been blogging a ton, and he thinks it’s what drove so much…
7. I Was Gonna Be A Resolution Robot For a Second
Dec 30, 2016 • 96 min
Pat and Tom follow up from Christmas last week and look forward to New Year’s Day in a few days. Both share resolutions from the past and set forth new ones for 2017. For something different this week, Pat has a book recommendation. Book of the week…
6. A Very Reminiscent Christmas
Dec 23, 2016 • 94 min
Tom drops his first hot take and the guys share family traditions, good or bad, and how their Christmases, er, Holidays have changed as a function of time. Pat is in rare condition today as his zombie car tries to restart itself after he turns it off…
5. Here’s an Award. You Suck.
Dec 16, 2016 • 98 min
This week, Tom and Pat respond to a listener question, provide some insight on managing expectations, therapy, baby boomer, and student loans. Also, Tom recognized a sports guy and explains why he talks about 8th grade so much. Songs of the week are…
4. Settle Some Nettle Business
Dec 9, 2016 • 104 min
This week, Tom talks about his new house, his new new house, and what lead to moving out within 24 hours of moving in. There are some jokes about herbs (no, not that kind) and both talk about “shower mishaps” that caused it to rain inside. Pat…
3. The Monkees Set the Bar So High
Nov 27, 2016 • 100 min
Pat and Tom talk about the awesomeness and awkwardness of seeing family on the holidays, and how those feelings have changed over time. The quest for a house and job continues with Tom, and Pat analyzes a dream involving Hillary Clinton and a tiny…
2. I Gave You The Sniff
Nov 24, 2016 • 87 min
Tom and Pat talk this week about sleeping through the robbery of your own apartment, applying for a CEO position with no experience, waking up with uninvited strangers in your bed, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (spoiler alert, he was a good…
1. How Long Before You Overdose?
Nov 24, 2016 • 71 min
In this pilot episode, the guys talk about Tom’s recent move to Denver, Colorado from Washington, DC, and Pat adjustment to Cleveland, Ohio from Albuquerque, New Mexico.