In the fall of 2016, two friends, Rick and Don, decided they wanted to create something bigger than themselves. They decided to start a podcast. Every week, the pair tackle a topic ranging from the inane idiosyncrasies of nerd and pop culture to engaging, complex looks at art, technology, and the human experience. The two, from time to time, dabble with the rose-colored substance known as nostalgia and discuss stories from the years of past. Through their sharing of stories, discussions, moments of reflections, and a few jokes, both Rick and Don hope to show their listeners they aren’t alone when they face challenges in their lives and their moments of happiness. Rick and Don just want to make the world a better place, no matter how small the impact.
March 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
magic, royal-rumble, video-games, wrestling
Our hosts discuss the results of January's "interesting" and "somewhat" long Royal Rumble pay-per-view, as well as how long one of our hosts expects Gamestop to still be around. Along with plenty of TV show conversation and the impending downfall (read as "passing by our hosts") of Magic Organized Play.
February 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
magic, ron-funches, royal-rumble, runaways, wrestling
This week, our hosts jump back into the thick of things and discuss how some of the favorite pastimes may have in fact passed them by. Then, Rick & Don dig into a Royal Rumble preview, Marvel's Runaways on Hulu, and Ron Funches' recent comedy special, Giggle Fit.
January 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
nintendo, smash-bros, video-games, wrestling
This week, Rick and Don get to the bottom of the age old question... why is everyone else in love with Super Smash Brothers except our hosts? And what can they do about it. They also jump into a little bit of video game forecasting with the expectation of some new releases for the Nintendo Switch in 2019, like Firewatch and Mortal Kombat 11.
December 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
japan, travel, video-games
This week, Rick and Don catch up on Don's recent trip to Japan!!! And his adventure to Savannah Video Game Expo upon his return.
December 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
all-in-wrestling, starrcast, wrestling
Rick and Don review the all-star independent wrestling show, All In, that took place in the suburbs of Chicago on September 1st, 2019. Go give it another watch and come back for our review!
October 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
collectibles, japan, travel
This week, our hosts discuss Don's plans for his upcoming trip to Japan, what his agenda looks like while overseas, and what he hopes to get out of the trip. Closing out the show, Rick and Don discuss their views on grading collectibles - is it worth it? Is it a waste?
October 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
all-or-nothing, cloak-and-dagger, nintendo, playstation, video-games
We catch up on Don's recent television and streaming media consumption, as well as dive into the recent announcments of the Nintendo Online service for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the announcment for the Sony Playstation Classic. We also discover that Don is just two months older than the Simpsons television show!!!
September 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 40 mins
all-in-wrestling, all-or-nothing, cloak-and-dagger, starrcast, wrestling
While Don preps for a hurricane with less than stellar enthusiasm, we chat up Don's recent viewing habits, including the underwhelming Hard Knocks, wrestling YouTube series, and nine-tenths of the new Marvel Cloak & Dagger series. There's also plenty of wrestling coverage thrown in from Rick attending a night of Starrcast, the wrestling podcast convention that took place the same weekend as All In, the largest North American independent wrestling event in history!
September 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins
southeast-game-exchange, summerslam, video-games, wrestling
This week it's all about Don's excellent experience at Southeast Game Exchange and how he turned $20 into close to 30 games. Then we pivot into watching the wrestling show of the summer, SummerSlam... or so it was billed. There were some hits, there were some misses, but Rick & Don cover all of them.
August 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 41 mins
comic-con, japan, supercon, trading-card-games, wrestling
This week we cover Don's Raleigh Supercon 2018 experience. And he has a lot to say about it, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Don also ventured out to the Nippon Club of the Triangle's "NC Japan Summer Festival" in downtown Raleigh to much better results. Rick and Don then close out the show by taking a walk down nostalgia lane and discussing all the old & current non-Magic trading card games they are playing or want to play.
August 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
aquaman, comic-con, godzilla, movies, titans, wrestling
We catch up on Rick's experience at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and review the big trailers that were released there, including DC Universe's Titans, Aquaman, and Godzilla. Our hosts also catch up on their recent wrestling indulgences and how disappointing the summer of 2018 has been for any excitement whatsoever in WWE programming.
July 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
community, enneagram, heart-camp
This week, Rick introduces Donald to the Enneagram and walks him through a quick test to discover his Enneagram type. The Enneagram is "a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types." (per Wikipedia). Per Rick, it is a wonderful way to understand your personality type further, why you do the things you do, why you react the way you do, and why you have the relationships that you have. It's an insightful look into Donald's brain, so follow along for yourself and see how you map out!