Ep. 781: Where we have the pre-junket jitters Video
It feels pretty weird to say it, but we've come to Wilson's last episode as a co-host of The 404 Podcast. It's been an awesome journey with this guy, but we'll send him off with a proper farewell from listeners that have been with us from the beginning. "Uncle" Henry Tapchus joins us as the chat room liaison to help us screen voicemails and get through Adele's "Someone Like You" with our dignity intact.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu shop for manly duvet covers, discover older DOES mean wiser, and take a look at the trailer for the new Facebook movie entitled "The Social Network."
It's Wilson's penultimate episode on The 404 Podcast, but his departure just wouldn't feel right unless we let him carry on today about the Apple OS 10.8 Mountain Lion announcement. We'll also reveal Apple's dirty little PR secret while we're on the topic, and of course play a few voicemails from listeners lamenting Wilson's desertion.
They said it would never happen, but the day has finally come for Justin to get some much-needed tail....as he dons a skunk costume and becomes Justin Le Pieu for today's very unspooky Halloween episode of The 404! Be sure to check out today's video for all the details. Since Jeff is out today and this coming Monday for who-knows-what, the guys ask everyone's favorite Kenley and Alli to help co-host the show.
The guys imagine a Big Lebowski sequel starring Jesse Eisenberg and Ron Paul. And speaking of great films, allow us to honor Nora Ephron, one of the best screenwriters in the history of cinema. Those stories plus contest winners and listener voicemails on today's 404 episode!
Robots are slowly taking over the world, and a startup in Illinois called Narrative Science is targeting journalists as the next profession to go extinct. Well, maybe just the journalists covering local youth sports and number-crunching quarterly earning reports. We're safe for now, but let us know if they come out with a robot that can podcast and tell dirty jokes. This and more stories, plus listener voicemails on today's episode of The 404 Podcast!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discover the dangers of 3DTV, warn listeners of the impending smartphone shortage, and geek out over Photoshop paintbrushes.
Today we're joined by Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman from RapGenius.com, a site that offers historical context and trivia to lyrics from popular rappers like Odd Future, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. Right now they mostly analyze rap but there's also a few pop music deconstructions like Rebecca Black's "Friday" and "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: Nike unveils new RSVP system on Twitter for limited edition sneakers, Jeff goes off on "Big Brother" black boxes in cars, and a new segment we're calling "IT'S THE SMELL!"
If you're curious about the strange world of renaissance faires, tune into today's episode of The 404 Podcast with hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson Tang, and Justin Yu!