Podcast Guest: Matthew Kessen

Episode 120: The Art of Anti-City Violence

, with special guest:

Shin GodzillaLo and behold, dear listeners, we have returned! And with us, we bring special guest star Matthew Kessen, who has been dying to talk A LOT about Shin Godzilla!

If you have not seen the film yet, do not worry, as the first many minutes of this episode are spoiler-free. We make it very clear before we move in to The Spoiler Zone. (And after that, you are on your own.)

There is also a special segment at the end that was recorded the same night that Shin Godzilla opened in Minneapolis. We apologize for a couple spots of audio weirdness in that segment (the audio goes briefly from stereo to mono back to stereo), so if you think your podcast playing device has suddenly gone wrong, we assure you that it hasn’t.

If you would like to drink along with us, we recommend either Cupcake Red Velvet wine (Windy’s pick), Surly Hell beer (Melissa’s pick), or Spring Grove Rhuberry soda (Matt’s non-alcoholic pick). All three are delightful!

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Episode 45: Time Is a Beard

0045 Off TopicThis is our 45th episode, which means it is time for our third Off Topic extravaganza! If you’re a longtime listener, you already know what this means, but in case you’re new to the Pleasure Dome, here’s what’s going on:

Our episodes are heavily edited, because we record drunk and edit sober. Most of what we cut out are things that nobody will miss, but sometimes we have to clip out something that is entertaining, but it doesn’t fit in the episode. So, we save all those clips until we can just make a whole damn episode out of them. It’s like a crazy quilt, but with drunken ramblings.

(In case you are curious, here are Off Topic #1 and Off Topic #2.)

The audio bits you are about to hear were recorded between August and November 2014. The audio quality will vary, the subject matter will roam wildly, and our level of sobriety will be completely unpredictable. You will also hear the beautiful voices of:

Matt Kessen
Gordon Smuder
Sharon Stiteler
Rob Callahan
Chris Bowlsby
Windy’s Mom

Also, here’s a series of photos showing Sharon Stiteler reacting during one of the clips you’ll hear:


Please enjoy our third Off Topic spectacular!

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Episode 38: I’ve Got No Quarrel with a Bomb

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0038 ApesIn this week’s episode, dear listeners, we are joined once again by Matt Kessen for a discussion of Planet of the Apes! Matt Kessen, as you may recall, is the gentleman behind Reverend Matt’s Monster Science, and he is also a complete and total Planet of the Apes nerd.

If you would like to drink along, we vastly enjoyed a bottle of Lagavulin 16 during the episode. We highly recommend doing the same.

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Episode 33: Pure Ejaculation of Awesome

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Xanadu Sq LogoThis week, we get our monster love on with an episode about Guillermo del Toro! To make this episode even better, we are joined in the Pleasure Dome by Matt Kessen, the very tall mad genius behind Reverend Matt’s Monster Science!

If Reverend Matt’s resonant voice makes you want to join in our drinking rites, we suggest a fine, peaty scotch like Laphroaig Cairdeas, which is the bottle we killed while recording this episode. We certainly enjoyed setting our mouths and souls aflame with that stuff.

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