Think Outside the Box Set

Think Outside the Box Set

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A podcast about learning to appreciate an artist’s back catalog.
16. Grape Nuts Truther
Jan 22 • 100 min
Cameron and Nathan continue to investigate the music—nay, the phenomenon—of the Insane Clown Posse, with their 1997 album The Great Milenko. Along the way, they digress a lot, ending up talking about mom’s spaghetti and other fine foodstuffs. It’s not so…
15. Hallelujah! It’s Raining Blood!
Jan 15 • 86 min
Bonobo societies, Monster Mashes for the 90s, the Jokester of Dark Knight fame, and little juggalinos—it’s all a part of this balanced breakfast Cameron and Nathan’s discussion of Riddle Box, Insane Clown Posse’s third album! Join us as we wind the crank…
14. The Ol’ Flush ‘n’ Flesh
Jan 8 • 89 min
Nathan and Cameron listen to ICP’s second album, Cameron invents old-time ICP music, George Washington’s teeth fall out, and Theo has a juggalo birthday. It’s all part of the kooky karnival fun of The Ringmaster! The Ringmaster, Insane Clown Posse’s…
13. Crasscinating—Just Not on This Album
Jan 1 • 92 min
Well, here we are… the first Insane Clown Posse album! It’s… not great. We have a hard time maintaining enthusiasm (or staying awake) through the sheer misogyny and arrhythmic rapping. There are a few bright(er) spots, but overall, we’re left wondering:…
12. Go Tell It on the Merkin: A Very Garf Xmas
Dec 18, 2017 • 69 min
Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s a very special heartwarming episode dedicated to Garf’s very special Christmas album Beyond the Season. Recorded live in Chicago on Thanksgiving, Cameron and Nathan are joined by: Ashely Bowman Becca DeWhitt Rachel Y Merry…
Bonus #1: I See Pee
Dec 11, 2017 • 76 min
Say it with us, in a real real spoooOOOOoooky voice: “I WANNA PLAY A GAME.” That’s right! It’s time to choose the artist we investigate after Garf, and what better way than with a horrifying, flesh-rending, gruesome carnival of carnage? Just call Nathan…
11. Bouzouki Joseph
Dec 4, 2017 • 73 min
Garth’s very last album forever: 2016’s Gunslinger. We wish we could say it’s a triumphant return to form… but it’s more of a flaccid, bland return to form. At least it’s not horribly offensive? This is our shortest episode ever! There isn’t much to chew…
10. Feeble Little Throw of a Tiny Little Bone
Nov 27, 2017 • 94 min
Garth makes a not-at-all triumphant return after 13 years of hiatus with his album Man Against Machine. And boy does it stink to high heaven. Not only did Garf not appear to learn anything in his time away, it seems like he regressed in some important…
9. DJ Dead Dad
Nov 20, 2017 • 87 min
Garth Brooks didn’t want to make this album. But he did. Because his record label made him do it. After the Great Gaines Failure of 1999, Garth wanted to hide under a rock and retire until 2014. But his word is bond, and so is his contract with Capitol…
8. Anno Gaines
Nov 13, 2017 • 91 min
Today’s the day! Human soul patch Chris Gaines gets his day in the sun as Garth Brooks dons a wig and a smoldering, sexy, cheeks-sucked-in face for his best rockstar playacting. Pucker up your pair of kissable ellipses, because this bad boy is going to…
7. Faddy and Fommy
Nov 6, 2017 • 94 min
There are 7s all over this album… it’s a real Dan Brown-type situation. That’s right, it’s Garth Brook’s album “Sevens”! We lost count at some point, but there are probably 7 instances of the number 7, or something. Learnin’ Links: We reference Kevin…
6. The Greatest Goat of All Time
Oct 30, 2017 • 85 min
In what way can horses be “fresh”? Is Garth riding with all his freshest of horses? Do horses have placentas? Nathan and Cameron seek answers for all these questions—and more—on another action-packed episode of Think Outside the Box Set! This week’s…
5. I Wanna Be a Cowboy-Baby
Oct 23, 2017 • 87 min
Today’s Garth Brooks album: In Pieces. Nathan and Cameron discuss their cowboy-baby fetishes, and Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney show up to lend some wisdom. Be sure to check out “Beyond the Box Set,” which is a real podcast! And it’s really good. Dammit.…
4. Wokelahoma
Oct 16, 2017 • 99 min
We talk about Garth’s very good album The Chase. Garth takes a stand for what’s right, especially in his first song “We Shall Be Free.” That song was more controversial than Garth anticipated, and it won a GLAAD Media Award for its lines about people…
3. Minnows Love Pom-Poms
Oct 9, 2017 • 86 min
Cameron and Nathan discuss Garth Brooks’ third album Ropin’ the Wind—spoilers: it’s not very good. But they manage to divert the conversation to Serbia, Nathan’s great aunt, a folk singer named John McCutcheon, and the Essenes, all in the name of avoiding…
2. Country Genius Junior the Third, Esquire
Oct 3, 2017 • 91 min
Cameron and Nathan discuss Garth Brook’s second album, No Fences. Garth’s biggest-selling album, No Fences is a solid improvement on his self-titled. Learnin’ Links: No Fences Country and Western music in a Boston accent at Faneuil Hall Roscoe Holcomb…
1. Garth Brooks, and Here’s Why
Sep 27, 2017 • 90 min
Cameron and Nathan launch their podcast, Think Outside the Box Set. They begin by explaining the premise: “learning to appreciate an artist’s back catalog.”; Then, they head into a discussion of their first subject: Garth Brooks. Support us by buying…