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Peter Browncast Episode 2: “A Night on the Town”

March 5, 2014

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Alright we are back to the Peter Browncast.  This time we listen as Peter decides to leave his hotel room in NYC and go for a little adventure.  As always, leave your comments by liking bombast podcast on facebook or e-mailing us at


*as a brief note I’m aware that I said that the next episode will be coming out next week, but I meant to say that it is coming out next month.  But there will be a regular episode of the podcast coming out sometime, hopefully before that.

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Peter Browncast Episode 1: “Of Women and Weathermen”

February 3, 2014

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This is new! Exciting!  We’ve decided that once a month we will release a special mini episode of the podcast which will be a reading of a chapter from Phil’s book.  This month’s episode is the first chapter of the book where we meet Peter Brown at JFK international airport and find out a little bit about his family

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Best Songs of 2013 Mix!

January 13, 2014

As is customary, I’ve put together a list of my favorite songs from the last year.  These are not ranked from best to worst, just ordered how they sound best in a mix.

1. “Arizona Bay” by Art Brut from the album Top of the Pops

2.  “We Own the Skies” by Five Iron Frenzy from the album Engine of a Million Plots

3.  “She Will” by Savages from the album Silence Yourself

4.  “True Original” by Eels from the album Wonderful, Glorious

5.  “Yr No Stone” by Parquet Courts from the album Light Up Gold

6.  “That’s Love (Interlude)” by Chance the Rapper from the album Acid Rap

7.  “Connection” by King Tuff from the album Was Dead

8.  “Common Sentiments” by Typhoon from the album White Lighter

9.  “Nuclear Family” by Adam Warrock from the album Middle of Nowhere

10.  “Wildflower Bouquet” by Over the Rhine from the album Meet Me at the Edge of the World

11.  “The Fisher King Blues” by Frank Turner from the album Tape-Deck Heart

12.  “i. flight of the navigator” by Childish Gambino from the album “Because the Internet”

13.  “Paper Trails” by Darkside from the album Psychic

14.  “Normal Person” by Arcade Fire from the album Reflektor

15.  “Yes I Can’t” by King Khan and the Shrines from the album Idle No More

couldn’t find “Yes I Can’t” on youtube so this is another fun song of theirs

16.  “Change” by Mikal Cronin from the album MCII

17.  “Sunbather” by Deafheaven from the album Sunbather

18.  “‘Let’s Play’/Statue of Man” by Mutual Benefit from the album Love’s Crushing Diamond

19.  “L-Dopa” by Laura Stevenson from the album Wheel

20. “Escape Route” by Frightened Rabbit from the album Pedestrian Verse


Episode 24 -”How Batman Got His Groove Back”

October 12, 2013

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During this episode we are joined by friend of the show, Janine, and that can only mean one thing:  some scintillating movie talk.  The beginning of this episode starts with a discussion of music and other topics, including Lupe Fiasco, Pete Rock, and CL Smooth, Mumford and Sons, Trucking School, and the Motivational techniques that going to trucking school requires.
Later on, we talk about summer movies; Iron Man 3 is discussed at length, but we also discuss Star Trek Into Darkness, The Purge, Fruitvale Station, This is The End, and The Wolverine. Ben Affleck and Batman are talked about, so yeah.  That is a thing we talk about.  We also have a sidebar about product placement and the Star Wars brand.  To finish off the show, we stage the return of Bombast Midnight Theatre, with a dramatic reenactment of a 2003 unproduced Batman/Superman screenplay.

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Episode 23 “Soda Shaq”

September 23, 2013

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On today’s show, Matt and Phil discuss the books they’ve been reading lately, including some books Matt picked up at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Komics Festival).  They also discuss the Marvel Now! runs of Hawkeye, Deadpool and Fantastic 4/FF.  There is a brief spoiler-free discussion of Man of Steel.  Then Phil chugs 3 cans of Soda Shaq and nearly passes out.

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Episode 22: “The Rockford Episode”

July 21, 2013

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In this episode, we are joined by friend of the show Jen Smith.  We talk about our favorite things in Rockford, about the schools, about buying local, and about taking pride in your community.  We also discuss a few songs from Phils Best of 2012 mix cd. Oh yeah, and we also talk about The Walking Dead.

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Episode 21: That’s Kinda Raven

April 9, 2013

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In this episode Matt and Phil continue their way through Phil’s favorite songs of 2013.  Phil also discusses Shia Labeoourofiu (sp?)’s secret plot to destroy everything Phil loves.  The guys also discuss kickstarters and some of their favorite podcasts.  Also, they respond to a listener question about what books they’re reading.  And Matt finishes the episode off by talking about one of his favorite websites.

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Episode 20: “Neo-Tokyo is about to explode!”

February 14, 2013

Akira, Tetsuo, Avatar, Nickelodeon, Japandroids, Bombast Podcast title card

Episode 20 of the show is now available at the libsyn site.  CLICK HERE to go there for the download.  You can also download the show from iTunes.

To start the show off, we talk about a few tracks from Phil’s “Best Songs of 2012″ mix.  We discuss the song “The House that Heaven Built” by the 2-man art-punk group Japandroids, the expansive folk-pop song “Danse Caribe” by singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, and the pop song, “Some Nights” by Fun.  Lots of joking around ensues.  We round out our music segment by talking about the unexpected wistful folk song “70 Excuses” by Somalia-born hip hop artist K’naan.  Matt has some stuff to stay about the graphic novel series, Akira, particularly Volume 4.  Akira is a dystopian sci-fi masterpiece by Katsuhiro Otomo.  Then Phil talks about the animated series Avatar the Last Airbender, which he recently watched in its entirety.  Then somehow we get sidetracked and start talking about the Matrix movies, steampunk, and cyberpunk.

Bonus Features for Episode 20!

February 10, 2013

Believe it or not there is a new episode of bombast podcast on the way!  One thing we talk about is my best songs of 2012 mix.  Although we only talk about a few songs on the show, here is the full track-list (with some links to YouTube so you can listen, too:

1.  “The House That Heaven Built” by Japandroids from the album Celebration Rock

2.  “The Jig is Up” by El-P from the album Cancer for Cure

3.  “I’ll Be Alright” by Passion Pit from the album Gossamer

4.  “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” by Lupe Fiasco from the album Food and Liquor II:  The Great American Rap Album Part 1

5.  “Lost” by Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra from the album Theatre is Evil

6.  “Danse Caribe” by Andrew Bird from the album Break it Yourself

7.  “Some Nights” by Fun. from the album Some Nights

8.  “(If) You Want Trouble” by Nick Waterhouse from the album Time’s All Gone

9.  “Below my Feet” by Mumford & Sons from the album Babel

10.  “Lost River” by Murder By Death from the album Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

11.  “Morning Sheets” by Patrick Watson from the album Adventures in Your Own Backyard

12.  “Fox’s Dream of the Log Flume” by Mewithoutyou from the album Ten Stories

13.  “70 Excuses” by K’Naan from the album Country, God or the Girl

14.  “good kid” by Kendrick Lamar from the album good kid, m.A.A.d. city

15.  “Still Life With Hot Deuce On Silver Platter” by Titus Andronicus from the album Local Business

16.  “Staring Down the Sun” by Further Seems Forever from the album Pennyblack

17.  “Ask” by Sharon Van Etten from the album Tramp

18.  “Varúð” by Sigur Rós from the album Valtari

Bad Robin Costume -San Diego Comic-Con 2012 edition

November 18, 2012

I just realized that I put the pictures of me in my terrible Robin costume on the Bombast Facebook page, and on my flickr, but I had never put them here.  Looking at these pictures, I’m remembering what a great time I had at San Diego.  It was a blast!

Robin and Wonder Girl

Robin, Robin, and Hawkeye

Robin and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac


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