The Exploding Barrel Podcast
The Exploding Barrel Podcast
The Minotti brothers and discuss the latest news and happenings of the video game world, movies, pop culture, and Disney. Hilarity ensues.
#485 - Excessive Hype
Jun 6 • 48 min
Mike and AJ get into their E3 predictions! Will we get a new Crimson Skies this year?!
#484 - Judge Doom
May 20 • 29 min
Mike and AJ are back from Disney World, and Mike is back from E3 Judges’ Week. Listen in to the games Mike can talk about such as Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII and Kingdom Hears 3.
#483 - Disney Bound
May 4 • 26 min
Mike and AJ are prepping for a family trip to Walt Disney World. Mike also finally gets into Stardew Valley, we get our toes wet in season 4 of Fortnite, and AJ is still playing God of War.
#482 - Stoned
Apr 27 • 34 min
Mike and AJ are about to spoiler the dickens out of Avengers: Infinity War. So yeah, if you didn’t see it yet, maybe come back to this one. We also talk about God of War, Star Trek: Adversaries, and AJ’s continued success in Fortnite. He’s like, really…
#481 - Dad of War
Apr 19 • 43 min
Hey, we’re back! After an unplanned hiatus, Mike and AJ are here to talk about the new God of War, and it’s spoiler-free too! We also get into the newest Hearthstone expansion, The Witchwood, and explore AJ’s crippling addiction to Fortnite: Battle Royale.
#480 - On Switch
Mar 9 • 28 min
Mike and AJ look back at one year of the Nintendo Switch. Oh, and we recorded this before the Nintendo Direct this week, so yay Smash!
#479 - Pics Art
Mar 2 • 26 min
Mike and AJ have been re-watching Coco now that’s it out on Blu-ray and digital, so we decided to discuss what makes a Pixar movie good or bad.
#478 - Dizzy World
Feb 16 • 53 min
Mike and AJ return with all the great new things we saw on our most recent visit to Walt Disney World.
#477 - Jan Jan Jan
Jan 30 • 25 min
Mike and AJ take a look at a strangely busy January filled with games like Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sea of Thieves, and more!
#476 - Toothsome
Jan 13 • 30 min
Mike and AJ take a look at the Nintendo Direct Mini, the latest developer update from Bungie for Destiny 2, and talk about Mike’s tooth infection!
#475 - GotY 2017
Jan 7 • 52 min
Join Mike and AJ as we talk about out top five games of 2017! We also take a look ahead of what’s to come in 2018.
#474 - The Last Jedi
Dec 15, 2017 • 43 min
No clever titles this week! It’s a no holds barred, spoiler filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
#473 - This Goes to 11
Dec 6, 2017 • 38 min
Mike and AJ gush about all the new Mega Man news, including the announcement of Mega Man 11! AJ also got a change to experience raiding in Destiny 2, and we dip our toes into the game’s first expansion, the Curse of Osiris.
#472 - Trekkin Ain’t Easy
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
Mike and AJ discuss some favor Next Generation episodes after Mike reads the Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard. We also delve into the fruits of our Black Friday game deals.
#471 - Award Season, Fire
Nov 20, 2017 • 36 min
Mike and AJ dive into more fall releases like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Skyrim on Switch, Battlefront 2, and more! We also weigh in on the nominees for this year’s Game Awards.
#470 - X Gonna Give It
Nov 13, 2017 • 35 min
Mike and AJ are back from BlizzCon and/or disease! Hear all about the fun of Blizzard’s latest announcements, what new things Mike got up to at Disneyland, and what AJ thinks of he Xbox One X.
#469 - Odyssey, Ya See?
Oct 30, 2017 • 42 min
Mike and AJ have witnessed perhaps the best Mario game ever made! We also make our Blizzcon predictions and check out some of the new things AJ saw on his most recent visit to Walt Disney World.
#468 - Jedyou and Jedi
Oct 10, 2017 • 26 min
Mike and AJ react to the Last Jedi trailer and the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta. We also hear Mike’s first thoughts on Golf Story on the Switch.
#467 - Cupdead
Oct 3, 2017 • 35 min
Mike and AJ discover the brutal yet delightful challenge of Cuphead, explore just what is the best SNES game, and check out the Destiny 3 Faction Rally.
#466 - New Discoveries
Sep 26, 2017 • 31 min
Mike and AJ explore Star Trek Discovery and give hands on impressions of the SNES Classic!
#465 - Best Seller
Sep 15, 2017 • 37 min
Join Mike and AJ as we digest this month’ NPD numbers, recap the Nintendo Direct, and give some further thoughts on Destiny 2 and Metroid: Samus Return.
#464 - Destined to Fail
Sep 10, 2017 • 32 min
Mike and AJ start the show with a quick baseball tangent (Go Tribe!) before hitting up all sorts of games from Destiny 2 to an early look at Metroid: Samus Returns.
A big announcement for EBP!
Sep 4, 2017 • 1 min
Check out the details of our transition to Anchor! More Minotti every day of the week! Plus can ins, music, and the regular weekly shows.
#463 – The Barrel Is Still Exploding - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Aug 24, 2017 • 41 min
We celebrate 10 years of the Exploding Barrel Podcast by looking back at our picks for top games of the last 10 years!
#462 – Sonic Maniacs - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Aug 18, 2017 • 28 min
Mike and AJ geek out about Sonic Mania this week. We also check out Nintendo’s impressive sales last month, update our thoughts on Hearthstone, and hear what Mike thinks of Matterfall.
#461 – Very Cold Throne - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Aug 11, 2017 • 32 min
Mike and AJ take a deep dive into Knights of the Frozen Throne, the latest expansion for Hearthstone.
#460 – This Is My Quest - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Aug 4, 2017 • 34 min
With a new Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney Springs and Downtown Disney, Mike and AJ reminisce about Disney’s first foray into VR entertainment with an overview of Disney Quest!
#459 – The Drunkest Place on Earth - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Aug 4, 2017 • 32 min
Mike and AJ drink around the (Disney) world!
#458 – This Is Fine - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jul 21, 2017 • 29 min
Mike and AJ go over all the big announcements at D23 and check out the Destiny 2 beta. AJ would rather just play more Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age.
#457 – What’s Your Platform? - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jun 29, 2017 • 35 min
Mike and AJ revist the 3D platformers of the late 90s. AJ returns to Final Fantasy XIV in light of the new Stormblood expansion, and Mike checks out the Necromancer in Diablo 3.
#456 – E3 Finito - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jun 23, 2017 • 32 min
Mike is back from E3, and AJ wants to know what it was like! We also dive into the Steam Summer Sale.
#454 – SpookE3 - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jun 2, 2017 • 27 min
Mike and AJ discuss their E3 fears, weird Nintendo plans, and Star Trek in VR.
#453 – Wishes - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
May 28, 2017 • 33 min
Mike and AJ make a wish for E3 and have a Switch throwdown thanks to Ultra Street Fighter 2 and Arms. We also delve into the mysterious lands of Morrowind thanks to the latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion.
#452 – Three Way - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
May 23, 2017 • 32 min
Sorry! We recorded this last week, but life kept me from getting it edited until now. But you can enjoy our E3 winners predictions!
#451 – Hooked on a Feeling - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
May 12, 2017 • 26 min
Mike and AJ are back with their spoilery thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. We save that talk for the end should you want to avoid spoilers. But here’s a spoiler: we liked it! Mike is getting into Nier: Automata, and we had fun taking some…
#450 – Puzzles - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Apr 28, 2017 • 27 min
Mike and AJ are popping Puyos and clearing Tetriminos thanks to Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Switch. We also take a look back at some of our favorite puzzle games from Pokemon Puzzle League to Zoop! And thanks to some strong incentives, AJ finally has Mike…
#449 – Classic Nintendo - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Apr 20, 2017 • 34 min
With the NES Classic on the way out, and rumors swirling of a SNES Classic, Mike and AJ come up with their list of 30 SNES games to include on the theoretical system. We also get an early look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch.
#448 – First Last Jedi - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Apr 14, 2017 • 35 min
Mike and AJ react to the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We also talk about the Overwatch: Uprising event and the first week of Journey to Un’Goro.
#447 – Cratered - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Apr 7, 2017 • 34 min
Mike and AJ give their first impressions of the latest Hearthstone expansion, Journey to Un’Goro.
#446 – My Stuff! - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Mar 31, 2017 • 24 min
Mike and AJ are here to discuss Destiny 2, Mike’s views on Persona 5, and AJ’s admiration of Rock Band VR.
#445 – Tale as Old as Time - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Mar 17, 2017 • 32 min
Mike and AJ are fresh off seeing the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Find out what we thought about this re-imagining of the 1991 animated classic.
#443 – Line ‘Em Up - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Feb 24, 2017 • 31 min
Mike and AJ compare the Switch launch line up to all of Nintendo’s past launches. Mike got to review the upcoming PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn.
#438 – Switch On - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jan 13, 2017 • 23 min
Mike and AJ have already pre-ordered they Nintendo Switch systems! Get our reactions from Nintendo’s event as we tear apart the deatails.
#437 – Tender - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jan 6, 2017 • 23 min
Mike and AJ beginthe 10th year of EBP by taking a look at what’s to come in 2017.
#425 – PSFun - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Oct 7, 2016 • 20 min
Mike and AJ take a trip down memory lane with the original Playstation. We also get to tear into Forza Horizon 3 and the new Pheonix Wright!
#423 – Would You Kindly - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Sep 16, 2016 • 28 min
Mike and AJ take a look back at the Bioshock franchise in light of its recent remaster. We also give some quick opinions on iOS 10 and hear about Mike’s very exciting new mount in World of Warcraft.
#414 – Gotta Go Fast - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jul 8, 2016 • 22 min
Mike and AJ have been enjoying the speed runs at this year’s Summer Games Done Quick event. We also got some time with Pokemon Go.
#411 – Clairvoyant - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jun 2, 2016 • 30 min
Mike and AJ gaze into the E3 crystal ball. AJ took a break from Overwatch to check out Paragon, Epic Games’ upcoming free to play, third person MOBA.
#408 – Virtual Insanity - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
May 13, 2016 • 20 min
Mike an AJ mourn the premature deaths of Disney Infinity and The Muppets (the ABC show, not the beloved characters themselves). Since everyone has betrayed AJ and he is fed up with this world, he has retreated into the virtual safety of his new Oculus…
#389 – Xcuse Me - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Dec 10, 2015 • 20 min
Mike and AJ talk about the biggest news and surprises from the Game Awards and the Playstation Experience. Or is it Xperience?
#371 – Remembering Iwata - The Exploding Barrel Podcast
Jul 17, 2015 • 17 min
Mike and AJ take some time to remember and recognize the legacy of Satoru Iwata.
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