Best friends Anson & Kurt jam about life
Vol. 2, Track 18: Man Overboard!
Apr 18 • 24 min
It's a battle against WiFi on the high seas! Anson joins Kurt from a cruise ship somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico for a chat about cruises, Captain Marvel, and black holes. Also: the joys of 24-hour pizza service. Recorded Thursday, April 11,…
Vol. 2, Track 17: I Find Your Lack of Metal Disturbing
Mar 28 • 72 min
Deal me in and turn it up to 11, because we're diving into card games and symphonic metal — and even some of Kurt's original compositions. Also: are YOU going to Scarborough Fair? Recorded Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Links:Shiner Lemon PilsGrabbin’ Pills —…
Vol. 2, Track 16: A Wooden Leg Named Smith
Mar 7 • 59 min
There's never a dull moment between musical competitions, athletic competitions, and even D&D baby number two. Also: the inner workings of one Admiral Boom. Recorded Friday, March 1, 2019.Links:La CroixSt. Arnold’s Spring BockTrader Joe’sHouston Livestock…
Vol. 2, Track 15: Sweet Victory
Feb 14 • 56 min
A cinematic year in review, the Super High-Scoring Bowl™ (didn't watch), and the occasional technical difficulty. Also: where (and when) to go to San Antonio to see men propose en masse. Recorded Thursday, February 7, 2019.Links:Valentine’s DaySaint…
Vol. 2, Track 14: From Gringotts to Gravel Pit
Jan 31 • 91 min
We're joined by Heather Campbell, who's an old friend, an Artist at Valve Software, and a MOBA connoisseur. Also: that's three things, so Half-Life 3 confirmed. Recorded Thursday, January 10, 2019. The Blank Tape Patreon is live! Special Guest: Heather…
Track 13: Christmas Holiday Bonanza and Year-End Special
Dec 27, 2018 • 58 min
Our first-ever live year-end retrospective show. We look backwards and forwards to all things Blank Tape, and end with a live musical performance to celebrate the season. Also: It's a Wonderful… Recasting! Recorded Saturday, December 22, 2018. Intro…
Track 12B: Kidz Tape 2
Dec 13, 2018 • 1 min
Twinkles is back for this bounce house birthday bonanza — with friends! Recorded Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Track 12: Hey, Siri, Make Me an App
Dec 6, 2018 • 79 min
Bugs, crashes, simulators, scrums, sprints, and — quite literally — grumpy old gits. It's all in a day's work as we explore what it takes to make an app, how we got here, and why we care so much about apps anyway. Also: why two burgers are better than…
Hidden Track 11B: 00111111
Nov 22, 2018 • 6 min
Brainstorming topics for next episode. Will it be computer science, software development, or all of the above? Recorded Thursday, November 1, 2018.Links:CTOFlip Phones FOREVER!FakeblockHOS
Track 11: Don’t Start a Land War in Asia
Nov 15, 2018 • 76 min
She's got a Ticket to Ride, and we do, too. This episode is all about the board games, from the small ones that sharpened our minds (and competitive spirits) as kids, to the large family games we enjoy today. Also: how to get your practice in for a dice…
Track 10C: Kidz Tape 1
Nov 8, 2018 • 7 min
Kurt gets the inside scoop on life from his nieces Twinkles and Idina while relaxing outside their local Cracker Barrel. Recorded Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Hidden Track 10B: Settling a Score
Nov 1, 2018 • 12 min
The secret behind the music in "Meet the Sniper", and why we aren't worried about ripping off from Valve. Recorded Thursday, October 11, 2018.Links:Meet the SniperTeam Fortress 2Heather Campbell — (@makaniart) | Twitter & makanidotdot (Tumblr) & makani…
Track 10: Lord of the Funyun Rings and Mountain Dew
Oct 25, 2018 • 63 min
Pull up a chair and roll for initiative — it's time for some Dungeons & Dragons! Kurt gives us an overview of the game, its history, and its modern champions. We share our personal experiences and stories of memorable games past. Yes indeed, in the game…
Track 9D: Offbrand: Backstabbed
Oct 4, 2018 • 3 min
Backstabbed by Offbrand. Recorded circa 2003-2005.Special Guests: Max Metzler and Stephen Pavlik.
Track 9C: Offbrand: The Division - Acoustic
Oct 4, 2018 • 2 min
The acoustic version of The Division by Offbrand. Recorded circa 2003-2005.Special Guests: Max Metzler and Stephen Pavlik.
Track 9B: Offbrand: Prime - Demo
Oct 4, 2018 • 2 min
The demo version of Prime by Offbrand. Recorded circa 2003-2005.Special Guests: Max Metzler and Stephen Pavlik.
Track 9: Questionable Tempos and Chicken Chimichangas: The Offbrand Story
Oct 4, 2018 • 76 min
We got the band back together! In this very special episode, we are joined by Max and Steve. With Kurt, they form the classic pop punk rock band from 2005: Offbrand. Also: teen angst in all its raw, musical glory. Recorded Wednesdsay, September 26,…
Track 8: That’s Not a Didgeridoo!
Sep 13, 2018 • 77 min
History lessons abound as we cover events past and present — including our first-ever News Tidbit of the Week — and we enjoy some unintentional musical accompaniment. Also: the state of the roads in 1860s New York City. Recorded Thursday, September 6,…
Track 7: MCU, Part Deux: All Stan Lee, All the Time
Aug 30, 2018 • 83 min
Spider-Men, Sherlock Holmes Synergy, put pilots, and more Stan Lee cameos than we can count. Also: Kevin McCallister's preferred audio equipment. Recorded Thursday, August 23, 2018. Follow-up Did we do our homework? (Spoiler: No) New homework for Kurt:…
Track 6: Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Time-Travel Westworld Murder Adventure Park
Aug 16, 2018 • 67 min
It's a grab bag full of summer activities, Solo (A Star Wars™ Story)™, Westworld, and one special theme park that's Kurt's worst nightmare. Also: a ticking time bomb for Homestar Runner. Recorded Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Books! Kurt: Going After Cacciato,…
Track 5C: East Coast EP
Aug 9, 2018 • 29 min
Live from New York, it's Tuesday night! Join Anson on this travel episode as he and his wife visit some friends in the city that never sleeps. Recorded Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Special Guests: Daniel Moore, Elvia Jablinski, and Sarah Moore.Links:Boroughs…
Track 5B: West Coast EP
Aug 9, 2018 • 32 min
We're going out west where the days are short and the nights are long in the California sun! Join Kurt on this travel episode as he, his wife, his parents, and his grandmother reflect on their visit to Whittier. Recorded Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Special…
Track 5: Double CrossFit with Cheese
Aug 2, 2018 • 47 min
A few notes on musicals, followed by a discussion of constantly varied functional movements at high intensity. Also: our upcoming restaurant concept. Recorded Thursday, June 7, 2018. Links:The Tonight Show (Jimmy Fallon)ConanHAMILDROPS‘The Hamilton Polka’…
Track 4: The Elephant in the Room Where It Happens
Jul 19, 2018 • 54 min
Our favorite musicals, including Great Detail about Hamilton. Also: young adult fiction from a galaxy far, far away. Recorded Saturday, May 26, 2018. Kurt's favorites Mary Poppins Bedknobs and Broomsticks Fiddler on the Roof Sound of Music A Funny Thing…
Hidden Track 3B: A Podcast Named BLANK TAPE
Jul 12, 2018 • 10 min
Finally choosing a name, DnD baby #1, a ska show in Austin, and vacation scheduling. Recorded Thursday, May 17, 2018.Links:Strong Bad — Famous checker of emailsStrong Bad Email #57: Japanese CartoonCar Seat Headrest - “Fill In The Blank”The Mighty Mighty…
Track 3: Not Just Farm Fresh Eggs
Jul 5, 2018 • 62 min
Musicals, specifically the ones that we have performed in school and out of school. Also: when one man's trash is another man's treasure. Recorded Thursday, May 17, 2018. High school (A+K) Guys and Dolls Grease Oklahoma Once upon a Mattress College and…
Track 2: A Deep Dive on the Comics
Jun 21, 2018 • 62 min
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, from comics on paper to films released in phases. Also: the debut of a klaxon. INFINITY WAR SPOILERS (and MCU speculations) begin 39:05, end 57:15 (basically). Recorded Saturday, May 12, 2018. Favorite films Anson: Iron Men,…
Hidden Track 1B: What’s in a Name?
Jun 14, 2018 • 8 min
The origins of the show, and some early brainstorming as we try to choose a name. Recorded Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Track 1: Cats and Dogs, and Mass Hysteria
Jun 7, 2018 • 43 min
The pets we've had, the ones we have, and the differences between them all. Also: how to improve your personal biome. Recorded Wednesday, May 2, 2018.Links:Ghostbusters (1984) — The origins of “mass hysteria”Chewey