Welcome to the 311th episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me! We're going to celebrate this special occasion by talking about our favorite Reggae-Nu Metal fusion band, and also by chatting with LEGENDARY AUTHOR AND MASTER OF THE QUILL Patrick Rothfuss about dad stuff! It's quite a mish-mash of conversation topics. Suggested talking points: 311, Sneaky Pics, Human Pets, McElroy Monikers, Baby Holding, Shitty Gandalf, Pee-Wee LARPing, Childhood Horror
Happy Birthday, America! We got you another episode, but you have to share it with everyone. Also, you should not enjoy the last 10 minutes at a family bar-b-q without headphones. It gets pretty blue America! Enjoy! Suggested talking points: Joey's 'Stang, Up Our QPE, Dumpster Lamb, Spirit of Music, Hamper of Secrets, The McElroy Way, FakeOutkastFans, Cougar Town, Teaching Internet
Our heroes start to get a hang of the difficult business of repetition as they learn more about Refuge and the events that led the town to such a sorry state. How much catastrophe can they undo in 60 minutes? Certainly they can't make things worse -- can they? Taako burns some spell slots. Magnus goes Over the Top. Merle's evangelism is met with the usual reception.
Our RSS news feed is an absolute garbage pile right now, so we spent most of this episode talking about the one shining, brilliant light in the darkness: Ray Donovan. Welcome back, Ray: You're here right when we needed you most. Suggested talking points: RAY DONOVAN'S BACK, Dick's Purge Cafe, Old Timey Hacking, Stolen Stories, HERE COMES RAY, Land Ownership, Old Old Water [more inside]
We're back after our post-live show recording hiatus, which explains why we spend the first, oh, six minutes of this podcast just saying the word "Daddies" over and over again. Celebrate some dads with us! All those good daddies. Suggested talking points: Daddy Chat, Getting Sketched, TommyChong.com, Two Rolls a Day, The Dick, Doctor Munch, Baby Geniuses
Here's a live performance from The Lincoln Theatre, in beautiful, humid Washington D.C.! Join us for a lengthy discussion on soupy gooses, a perplexing audience question about random acts of tap shoes and, of course, the live debut of MUNCH SQUAD.
We're bringing back the world's most unsavory gum with a little prodding from Twitter. There's other stuff too, but if we can accomplish the first one, it'll be a good podcast's work done. Suggested Talking Points: Bubble Juggalos, MUNCH SQUAD, Baby Pauly D, Ross and Frasier Slashfic, Cat Burglar Mom, Cool Balls!
This episode's just full of heapin' helpin's of that good old down-home wisdom -- the kind that just warms up yer bones and renews your spirit, right when you need it. It's sagely as heck. Dig on into a plateful of grateful. Suggested talking points: Pony Time, Pasketti Interrupted, Potato Soup for the Spirit, Coke Dad, MUNCH SQUAD, Crack for Kid Planet
That last adventure was a tough one. Our heroes have earned some time off -- both from mortal danger, and from each other. But how do adventurers spend their downtime between jobs? Also, what's hot and fresh at the bakery counter of the Fantasy Costco? Magnus considers a change in careers. Merle dishes out some beard-centric philosophy. Taako takes on a pupil.
This may be a difficult transition for y'all, but we need you to scoop up all your old DVDs of Kung Fu Panda 3, and throw them right into the incinerator. We're on to Captain America: Civil War-Watch, y'all. Suggested talking points: Civil War Watch, Elegant Kooky, MMA Safety, Dick's Last Cafe, Bruce Willis' Yahoo Answers Account, Slime Time: I Done Goofed Up Derek
Here it is, our first episode of MBMBaM Vol. 2. What's different in this bold new chapter of our podcast? Viiirrtuuaallllyyyyy noooothiiiiiing. Suggested talking points: Twitter Defense Force, Frutopia Curse, Dunk Etiquette, Dog Park Visitor, Buried Treasures, Yahoo Apologies
It's time for the final confrontation. Who's been hunting our heroes all throughout this campaign? What's Lucas really after? Why is Merle getting just completely boned in every fight? Answers to these questions and more linger just behind the play button. Taako has a plan. Magnus has a snack. Merle says his prayers.
This is it: The end of an era. In this episode, we put the opening chapter of the MBMBaM experience behind us. Join us for a deep gaze into the TIME PORTAL, where all possible podcast futures will be revealed. Suggested talking points: The End of Vol. 1, Sunglasses Discovery, Yahoo's Demise, Hogshorts, Check Revival, Stink Jacket
We're ramping up to our 300th Episode Extravaganza in the only way we know how: By releasing this episode late, and spending a whooooole lot of it talking about Randy Quaid and Mario Lopez. Suggested talking points: An Embarrassment of Quaids, Hyper C.O.P.S., Mario Lopez Facts, Car Songs, Satin Bags, Wrestle Babies
Happy belated April Fools' Day everyone! That's when we recorded this episode, and hoo boy, apparently our prank on you is that we have prepared an episode that discusses, to an obsessive degree, Julias Caesar's ancient gastrointestinal distress. Suggested talking points: A Great April Fools Goof, Tweet Narc, Toilet Mysteries, Recycle Justice, Camp Pranks, Roscoe the Potato Man, Party Baby, Ghost Clothes
THANKS FOR THE MONEY CHUMPS. You thought all that was going to help support the podcast you're about to listen to? No way - we just needed some seed money to launch our heart's true passion: A Podcast about renovating people's showers against their will. Welcome to: Shower Boys: Episode One. Suggested talking points: New Projects, Babysitting Whoopsies, Dyngus Day, Buzzers, Hogbasket, Ambien Olympics, Haunting Value
Hey, things aren't really going that great for our heroes right now, but on the plus side -- it's MaxFunDrive time! You can support our show by going to maximumfun.org/donate, though unfortunately, you can't really support our heroes right now; they've got to un-goof this situation themselves. Merle saves a life. Magnus gets new legs. Taako introduces a long-overdue tentacle scene to the show. [more inside]
It's the second week of the MaxFunDrive, and our second week of reviving some of your favorite classic bits from MBMBaMs past. One small problem: We kind of ran out of bits. We're getting more conceptual this time around, meaning: It's time for some serious pony chat. Suggested talking points: MBMBaMily Reunion, Octonutting, Horse Talk!, More Farm Wisdom, Gold Encryption, Baby Mommy, My Very Tall Wife, Bucket List Moonwalk, Barefoot Office, 16' Doll Wife
AWWWW DUNK. It's MaxFunDrive time! We're kicking off a two-week celebration of your generosity with this an episode that's just, like, chock-full of pandering. By which we mean we revive all of our classic bits, some of which were dead for very good reasons. Donate at www.maximumfun.org/donate! Suggested talking points: Haunted Doll Watch, Hat Stink, Quinoa Month, The Saddest Lib, Lil' Musky, Boogle, Mailroom Ghost, Dr. M'Crum, Truck Month, Regarding Marrying Sonic Characters [more inside]
Our heroes recover after performing some impromptu emergency surgery on their holiest team member, and then, after kicking it for a while, learn the secrets of the universe. No big deal. Taako tries on a new voice. Magnus does some backseat Regulating. Merle learns about an exciting new plant.
H-hey, you guys are cool with us talking about Fuller House for a hot minute, right? Because, holy chalupas, do we have some hot-ass takes up in this episode. Suggested talking points: The Gibbler Shed, Young Love, Underwear Voice, Gildo, Birthday Business Future Man, 22 Slices, SkiDrake, MC Scat Facts
Can our heroes achieve a competent victory against three relatively unkillable foes? More importantly: Can they do any sick stunts while doing so? Taako conjures up the ultimate terror. Magnus has a public service announcement. Merle faces a crystal conundrum.
Bliss Delight returns to the studio after a few weeks spent traveling the Ethersphere and kicking it on Earth Jr. for a bit. We've only got about an hour of studio time before the next metamorphosis, so let's get this thing on wax. Suggested talking points: Carly Spray, Rick Steez, Life Skills, Getting a Boat, Cat Permission, Old Man Star Wars, The Guyron Throne, Drum Fighters
Everybody said it would never happen -- that America hadn't done anything good enough to deserve a third installment in the Kung Fu Panda saga. And they're all right: We don' t deserve Kung Fu Panda 3, but we got it anyway. And because of this gift, we have something to talk about for the first ten minutes of our podcast. Suggested talking points: Kung Fu Panda 3 Excitement, Ticket to Paradise, A Calm Response to Travis' Museum Nights Memories, Weightlifting Music, Three Dougs, Popeye's Eulogy, Three Serious Messages
Welcome, all, to our most fanciful episode yet! It's got everything: Extremely wrong-headed Super Bowl predictions, Travis' mushroom-tainted movie memories and a brief lesson on Mogwai rights. Come with us on a three-way mind voyage! Suggested talking points: The Hug Heard Round the World, Mushroom Movie Editions, A Very Terrible Towel, Office Traps, Pirate Jeffcoats, Emu President
Our heroes face a series of challenges while exploring Lucas' lab that are, admittedly, all pretty adorable. But still super deadly! Just, like, huggably deadly. Merle performs a random act of kindness. Taako remembers an acrobatic nursery rhyme. Magnus experiences the magic of flight.
We're glad that the subject matters addressed in this episode are coming at this point in our careers, because we're not sure we would have been equipped to handle them four years ago. Like: Sleep Jeans? SLEEP JEANS? JEANS FOR SLEEPING? Suggested talking points: Football Pointers, Sleep Jeans, Tim McGraw's Krav Maga Returns, Accidental ASMR, Candy Stamps, Realtor Kisses, A Matter of Taxonomy
We may have finally found a challenge that our heroes cannot overcome: Math-based trivia. Can our heroes stump their animatronic captor before turning extra crispy? Can they stave off a crystalline death for one more episode? Merle seeks divine intervention. Magnus makes an otherworldly find. Taako's good out here.
It's really hard for the three of us to get together and record a solid hour-or-so of comedy audio without our robotic assistants barging into the studio. We apologize for their automated, synthetic rudeness. Suggested talking points: ASMR Prep, Ripped for Fish, Short Tongue, Sick Bob Ross Collabo, Popularity Resume, A Brief History of Andrew Johnson
Listen, it's our own fault, really. We teased that coyote with the promise of warmth and familial love, which are a coyote's two most favorite things. Feeding him that sweet 'ched probably didn't help things, either. Suggested talking points: Bliss Delight, Get That Surprise, Meme Scene, Elderly Bank Robbery, Kyle: A Movie About Being a Good Dad and Good Human
Having survived an encounter with their deadliest foe yet, our heroes take a moment to reflect on some of Faerun's most prodigious scientific achievements. Later, the trio is forced into a deadly test of intellect, and you can probably guess how well that goes. Merle does some pest control. Magnus makes a token of friendship. Taako enjoys some "Taako time."
There's a lot more to the Home Alone series than slapstick home defense and Tim Curry's pronunciation of the word "pizza." Like, a lot more. Some dark stuff, too -- and it all exists within the confines of Justin's pseudo-canonical thriller fiction. Suggested talking points: Great British Fancast, Detergent Cop, Hugs for Drugs, Bye Bye Potter, Mrs. Bakula, Utility Ghost, Prequels
We're kicking off 20-Fixteen: Building Bridges by providing bespoke advice for some very specific groups of people: Former members of ska bands, grandma pill vendors, sleepyheads and the 12 slimy duplicates of Michael Jordan. All of you: You're welcome. Suggested talking points: Poppin', Shovel Courtesy, Beetlejuicier, Nap Genius, Barack Clonebama, Space Down
Our heroes make their way into Lucas' floating, crystallized lab, and face off against their deadliest foe yet. Will they thrive under the pressure of an apocalyptic time limit? Or will they waste too much time just standing around, debating the names of members of the band U2? Magnus gets caught fibbing. Taako learns about a Grandpa. Merle gets Touched by an Angel.
A new adventure begins! Join our heroes as they host a relatively successful office holiday party, and mourn as that party gets totally sidelined by a potential apocalypse. Magnus puts his carpentry to good use. Taako perfects his macaroon recipe. Merle does some re-gifting.
Friends: The Con is Off. Finish the last, intricately planned steps of your grift by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, because your devious ways aren't exactly going to mesh with next year's theme. Suggested talking points: The Naming of 2016, Letter Licking, Wolf School, Cookie Surprises, Imaginary Enemy
The metamorphosis has begun. Come all, and bear witness to our rebirth into a new world -- a world full of hoops, dunks and wonder. Come, luxuriate in our basketball fantasies. Suggested talking points: Basketball Fantasies, Bubble Gum Adventures, Fair Use, Tardis Impressions, Griffin McElroy's Slam Dunk Sports Wine, Spurs Dad, Huntington Revitalization Project
This week, we very casually, almost off-handedly change the automotive industry forever. We just like, drop this earth-shattering car innovation like, no big deal, free of charge. Suggested talking points: Quantum Candlenights, Extreme Dad Hobbies, Blaze v. Toke, Three Horns, Butt Shots, Buffet Alert
Our heroes return to the Bureau of Balance's moonbase after a job kind-of well done. They've got a lot waiting for them: A heated debrief, a major change in the payroll and, of course, a visit to everyone's favorite fantasy bulk shopping outlet. Magnus makes a tentacle connection. Merle gets Zone of Truth-blocked. Taako really just wants to get down on some Quiznos.
We are absolutely, undeniably on that Christmas Creep -- but who's gonna be the lucky individual who gets to reverse-burglarize our homes this December the 25th? Find out in our exciting, fresh new reality series. Suggested talking points: Cyber Monday, Elon Musk's Tru Santa, Gift Chores, Clownin' Without Cards, Real Estate Tips, Drunk Tattoo, 4D Books
We think that we've got our finger on the pulse of the wants and needs our audience has for the show. At least, we hope we do, because we took a good look at y'all and said, "This, this is an audience that wants to hear us argue about horses in Quantum Leap for 20 minutes." Suggested talking points: Danksgiving, Waddle, Body-Bodyguard, Uber Spoilers, A Million Babies Day Out, Dr. Horse Beckett
Though it may be Monday the 16th when this is released, it was recorded on the spookiest day... Friday! So much energy built up for the weekend! What could happen?! Plus, CORN! Suggested talking points: Darkwing Disappointment, Red Hair for a Spell, The Pocket Watch Conundrum, Corn Sarlacc, Lizardman Cast, Splorch.com
Sorry this one's a bit late, but the first few minutes should shed some light onto the circumstances that kept you waiting. Um ... if you're not into DIGESTIVE BODY HORROR, maybe skip those few minutes, and take our word for it. Suggested talking points: Down in the Dumps, Pennies, Air Games, Interstate Food Beefs, Tumbling Cuckolds, Catchphrases,
In this penultimate installment of a race that has gotten wildly, profoundly out of hand, our heroes take on a trio of automotive threats. Merle starts himself a convoy. Magnus fights a shark. Taako catches up with an old friend.
The Podcast Krampus done got us again, but good. We lost half an episode to his insatiable maw, but we managed to produce another half-episode to make up for it. Better luck next time, Podcast Krampus, you absolute dingleberry. Suggested talking points: That Creep, Pizza Crime, Switch Witch, C6, A Raging Zordon, Finder's Fee, Full Court Baseball
This episode is the spookpocalypse. You can listen to it if you want, but we can't be held responsible for the frights, chills and spills that come next. We will tap into fear-centers that you didn't even know you had up in your brain. We're the kings of Halloween, and your timid hearts are our domain. Suggested talking points: Mummyrat, Sexy Ideas, Rat-Based Economy, Celebratory Heroin, True Spook, Najimy Shedding, Failed Costumes, Don't Touch, Penis Museum, What Babies Crave, Death Man, Megalodon Problems, Batkush
This episode is basically a self-contained Fast and the Furious movie, if that film franchise incorporated actual arcane magicks, rather than just "movie magic." Magnus does some risky jumping. Merle takes a tumble. Taako summons a new best friend.
We have nothing, now, Tyra. You have taken everything from us. Are you happy? Was this the endgame, the whole time? We will never know happiness again, Tyra. We have nothing. Suggested talking points: ANTM Memorial Clip Show, Profile Palette Cleanser, The Gym Factory, McElroy Family Shakedown, When I Am Coach, Fashion Secrets
We're so excited to be back in the MBMBaM saddle, but before we get started with the goofs, we want to talk to you about an exciting cosmetic business opportutnity. Tell us, how skilled are you at working that hallway like a runway? Suggested talking points: Beautytainment, Joy Leech, Vape and Bate, Telescope Money, Beatbox School, Piano Dad, Marmadukin'
Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from fellow MaxFun podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me take over for Jordan and Jesse this week! They're joined by Chuck Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know podcast for a discussion of the war on cargo shorts, Justin's children's book ideas, Travis's new favorite fall TV show The Grinder. Plus, Griffin shares a moving story about the time he learned a hard lesson about sweet cream.