Hello Buddies! Allow me to paint you a picture: The year was 1999! Panic swept the land as the new year approached and with the terrifying possibility of the Y2K Virus! Planes would fall from the sky! We'd be launched back to the Great Depression! Nuclear weapons would be launched worldwide! We counted down as the big ball dropped and on 0... nothing happened. Well, actually a few relatively minor (though in one case incredibly shocking and horrible thing happened) things occurred, but we did not find ourselves in a new Stone Age. We're joined this week by Todd Anderson and Stephen Skelton of The Film Pigs to discuss the Apocalypse that almost was and what we can learn from it. You should probably hurry up and download before your computer glitches...
Hello Buddies! Ever found yourself staring at a tampon and thinking "There's all kinds of things I can do with this!" Then this episode is for you! The internet is full of survival uses for common household items, and here are just a few! Guest Tybee Diskin (Nuka Break) joins us to help us figure out all the things you can do with a condom! Travis is strangely obsessed with Tic-Tac shards. Tybee tells an absolutely terrifyingly disgusting story that will have you scratching your head. Andie says "tampons"... A LOT. We're sure you'll know a bunch of awesome survival hacks we missed! In fact, we're counting on it! Email and tweet at us so we can use them in Part 2!
Hello Buddies! Are you like us? When you meet a new friend, do you immediately assess how they would do in a survival situation? This week we are joined by Hal Lublin (host of We Got This, also of Thrilling Adventure Hour and Welcome to Nightvale) to discuss our ideal team members! Who is your "good times" person? Are you a leader or a caretaker? Which Chris Pratt character do you want on your team? So come take a listen and then tweet us all the people/characters we forgot!
Hello buddies! Lately, have you been feeling a little... cursed?! This week we're going to teach you how to survive a Voodoo attack! Although, in all honestly, we discovered that we've had Voodoo wrong our whole lives! We break down a lot of myths and do our best to bring you the straight scoop! What's the best way to avoid being cursed? How do you survive a curse? What can we learn from Voodoo? How are friends like mirrors? Click play and find out!
Hello buddies! No guest this week, just Travis and Andie! This week, it's all out cannibalism! Would Travis eat Andie? Would Andie eat Travis? Would you be more likely to eat someone you disliked or a stranger? We talk about whether or not slaughtering animals for food might desensitize you to cannibalism. We share some interesting cannibalism facts! Were you hoping we'd tell you all about some documented cases of cannibalism? You got it! Pull up a chair and take a bite out of fun!
Hello Buddies! Sit! Stay! Enjoy our episode about the impending dog-pocalypse! Have dogs over run the world? Are you the last human in a world full of dogs? Either way, we'll help you survive! We're joined by comedian and podcaster Renee Colvert! We have advice on dog behavior and training! Should you run from wolves? What's the best way to communicate with your new dog overlords? We've got a lot to cover, so roll over here and let's get started!
Hello Buddies! We sure are darn glad you could join us this week! Travis' brother Griffin McElroy joins us this week to discuss the popular apocalyptic game series Fallout! What lessons can we learn from the game? What are some cool Fallout facts? More importantly, is the world headed towards a Matrix/Ready Player One style apocalypse? The only way to find out is to listen! Or you could wait til everyone is trapped inside their game systems in about 8 years! Good times!
SPOILER ALERT!!! Hello Buddies! It's the episode you've been waiting for about 65 million years to hear!!!! (chuckle chuckle chuckle)
This week we're joined by comedian and podcaster Adam Ray to talk about the Jurassic Park movies, specifically the new Jurassic World! What do we love? What don't we love? How would we fair in this scenario? Is one of the dinos played by Glenn Close?! You'll have to listen to find out!
Hello Buddies! This week we discuss event planning in a post apocalyptic world. We're joined by event planner and all around cool dude Jason Rhee! What makes for the perfect Zombie debutante ball? The hosts discuss some apocalypse/zombie events they been to! Does event planning today prepare you for the apocalypse? How about the movie "The Wedding Planner"? Sure, it has nothing to do with the apocalypse, but that doesn't stop us from talking about it... A LOT. We're throwing a podcast party and you're all invited!
Hey Buddies! We're shaking things up with a brand new episode! This week, we're talking about the disaster film San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson! But first, we talk WAY more about the Entourage movie than we should! Spoiler alert, if you haven't seen San Andreas, you should! Non-spoiler alert, you don't really need to see Entourage. But you do need to get excited by our guest this week: Scott Christopher!
Freddy? Jason? Critters? This week we're talking famous movie killers! What are the rules of survival (according to a popular franchise)? What are our scariest movie memories? What personal rules do we live by to avoid horror movie scenarios? Which movies hold up and which have become period pieces? All this and more, come on in and close the door behind you...
Hello Buddies! Welcome to our first "Audience Questions" episode! This week, it's all about YOU! This episode is chock full of your questions, corrections and feedback! Zombies in the frozen North? Boondock Saints? Giant aliens versus human sized? What's our Mad Max car look like? How did Travis enjoy Pan's Labyrinth? All this and MORE! Enjoy!!!!
Hail War Boys and Imperators! Join us on the Fury Road to Valhalla! Is that right? Wait, when do we spray the silver spray on our mouths? Is that now? This week, we're talking the Summer blockbuster that is Mad Max! SPOILER ALERT in a big way here! We're joined this week by our friend and all around awesome actress/writer/nerd Amy Vorpahl!
Hello Buddies! A quick question: if aliens DO exist, do you think they will invade us? What if they want to befriend us and we jump to conclusions? If they do want to invade us, how could we possibly defend ourselves?! Which nation would be in charge?! How would the world rebuild post invasion?! Also, when was the last time you watched Independence Day? It's like, REALLY good.
Hello Buddies! This week's episode gets right to the POINT! Get it? Cause we're talking about knives! Jarrett Sleeper is our guest and not only has he worked as a butcher, he has FORGED HIS OWN KNIFE! We spend a lot of this week talking about Ren Faires and butchering! Do we talk about how butchering correlates to cannibalism? Of course we do! We also discuss what we think would make the best improvised knife. We really CUT up in this very SHARP episode! Also, we talk a lot about Daniel Day Lewis, but it's hard to make a pun about that. We hope you enjoy and tell all your friends!
Oh, hello there buddies! We hope you enjoy this episode, it's the RIGHT thing to do! Look in your hearts, think you know right from wrong? Would that change if you lived on the blasted wasteland? What would you resort to in order to survive? We're joined this week by the amazing Milana Vayntrub! You may know her as the ATT Girl or from her series Other Space! If you enjoy our episode, the moral thing to do is to tell all your friends!
Buddies! It's been so long since the last time we saw you! Only a week you say? Well, it feels WAAAAAAAAY longer. Maybe you were close to some sort of quantum singularity? We learned from Interstellar that that kind of thing can really screw with you, relativity-ly speaking! Also, why can't we all be a little more like Matthew McConaughey? Joining us this week is the wonderful and wonderfully hilarious Brandie Posey from MaximumFun.org own "Lady to Lady"!
Hello Buddies! How are you today? Having a good one? Gosh, we hope so! This week's episode is an extra special one and takes a hard look at what it might be like to be a woman in the apocalypse! How might it be different? What concerns might come up that a man might not need to deal with? We're joined by the amazing Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter, The Real Housewives of Horror) and she is as insightful as she is delightful! So come, join us and share in our fire weary traveler! Then, email us all the stuff we failed to talk about so we can do a part 2!
Hello buddies! It's our long awaited Luxury Bunkers episode! We're joined by the incredible Cameron Esposito! We discuss what it is to not only survive, but to survive in luxury! Pool in your bunker? That's luxury! Big screen TV in your corrugated steel tube? Luxury! 1970's underground house complete with lawn? ULTIMATE LUXURY! All that and so so so so so much more! What would our luxury bunkers look like? Individual or group bunker survival? What's Brendan Fraser up to? (Probably living underground!) Join us and tell your friends to come along!
Duck and cover Buddies! This week we're joined by DJ Bizzy who tells us all about growing up in and around an Army Base/Bunker called Site R (also called Fort Ritchie). He tells us what he got to see inside! We talk about some of the prep his dad does as a result. Where's the best place in America to live if you wanna avoid living in a "blast radius"? We talk a little a bout bunkers, a little about limestone and a little 'bout love. Join us, won't you?
Hello Buddies! Or shall we say: "Beep boop bop boop beep"? If you were able to understand that, you're clearly an undercover robot! Accuse! Or maybe you are the internet? Yes that's right THE INTERNET become sentient and turned against us all?! Help us decide if Wall-E was a robot uprising movie! Was there crazy amounts of baby-makin' happening in Zion in the Matrix movies? How would one fight the robotic onslaught? How would you even know it's happening?! Also, Travis has never seen Terminator so feel free to hold that against him!
We're joined by special guest Andrew Secunda (writer on The Goldbergs, member of UCB's "The Swarm" and "Soundtrack", and all around cool dude!). You should follow him on Twitter! @secunda!
Hello Buddies and happy week two of MaxFunDrive! We're joined this week by the composer of our intro/outro and internet celebrity Brentalfloss! We discuss the age old threat of the Vampire! Why do we stake them? Do the stakes have to be wooden? What's their deal with salt/birdseed? When chopping off their heads, what do you do with the head afterward? Where did we get the idea of vampires in the first place? Have there been "real" vampires? Do Travis, Brent and Andie do terrible vampire impressions? (Yes, they do.) Enjoy and then tell a friend! Then, don't forget to donate!
Hello buddies and welcome to a very special episode! Not only is it our first MaxFunDrive episode, we're also joined by our first ever guest, Dr. Sydnee McElroy from the MaxFun show Sawbones! She talks with us about historical plagues and the possibilities of future outbreaks! We also discuss ways to prepare yourself for a global pandemic! Then, we answer some of YOUR questions about plagues! Join us, won't you?
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SPOILER ALERT! We talk alot about the new Fox show Last Man on Earth! You've been warned!
Last week we discussed what you would do if you were trapped in a bunker by yourself, but what if you had the whole world at your disposal? Would you take up hobbies? Would you become irrationally destructive? How long before you lose your mind? What things would you do that you can't do now? Would you get drunk? (Yes, yes you would) All this and more on this week's Bunker Buddies!
Hello Buddies! Are you lonesome tonight? Have you driven yourself crazy in the vast solitude of time stretching before you as you are locked alone in a bunker? Then this episode is for you! We talk about ways to beat boredom when you're trapped alone in an enclosed space! What movie/book/album would you want to be stuck with? If you COULD be with one person for the rest of time, who would it be? What hobbies would you take up? Should we do an all "Tiny Borat" episode? Listen to this episode and we will answer all these questions!