BLANK TAPE

Best friends Anson & Kurt jam about life

About the show

Two dudes who grew up in the 90’s and 2000’s, now older, reminisce and nerd out on a variety of topics. It's a time capsule in the shape of a cassette mixtape, so let's rock! New full episodes every three weeks.

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Episodes

  • Vol. 2, Track 25: Tribble's Dead, Jim

    October 31st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Special guests Michael and Elizabeth Horsley join us as we boldly go where no episode has gone before: Star Trek! There's TV, movies, an extended universe, and plenty of pips to go around for everyone. Also: the endless debate between tea (Early Grey, hot) and coffee (black).

  • Vol. 2, Track 24: The Return of the Empire's New Hope Strikes Back

    October 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 23 mins

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Kurt and Anson discovered Star Wars! (So long ago, in fact, that we have a hard time remembering exactly how it happened.) We retrace our journey with the Force and discuss the cultural cornerstone that all started with a moisture farmers' nephew. Also: the secret Sith Lord who never was.

  • Vol. 2, Track 23: NFL SuperPro, Literally

    September 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Get your superheroes and stats in order, because it's draft time! On tap for you today, we've got an eighteen-round, four-team fantasy football draft with a twist: all players on the roster must be a Marvel or DC superhero. From Ghost Rider to Kamala Khan, whose picks will be the most effective on the gridiron? Also: you can never have too many Captains.

  • Vol. 2, Track 22B: Crab Cakes and America's Pastime

    September 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  4 mins 3 secs

    Pull up a chair, and have a crab cake! Kurt reports live from the rainy city of Baltimore, where an out-of-town work assignment means a chance to sample an East Coast specialty and cheer on the home team at Camden Yards.

  • Vol. 2, Track 22: The Oracle of Bacon

    August 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Step right up, folks; it's time for Six Degrees of Cinema! Kurt shares a Crenwelge invention and we quickly get lost in the weeds of actors and Hollywood history. Also: how many handshakes away are your hosts from Kevin Bacon?

  • Vol. 2, Track 21: Snape Kills Dumbledore

    August 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 10 mins

    With a snap of the fingers, Kurt is blipped back into existence, and Blank Tape is back on track after our summer holiday. It's a grab bag of Disney remakes, Marvel (of course), and even gym memberships. Also: why we're gonna need a bigger boat.

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 3: Homework Catch-Up

    May 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 47 secs

    It's a homework wrap-up as we touch on Hatari (1962), Flower Drum Song (1961), and discuss our favorite pre-teen and/or teenage memories.

  • Vol. 2, Track 20: We're in the Endgame Now

    May 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 34 mins

    For our first-ever midseason finale, we take a spoiler-filled dive into Avengers: Endgame (starting at the 30-minute mark). We hit the highlights and discuss our favorite parts of this epic milestone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also: why the future of handheld gaming is cranks.

  • Vol. 2, Track 19: Are These Your Drums?

    May 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins

    We're joined by Pete Sosa, a punk rock percussionist with The Street Dogs and C.J. Ramone. Pete has rocked out from coast to coast... to coast, and the other coast. He's got the inside scoop on recording albums, life as a touring musician, and the latest V-Drums. Also: the importance of staying hydrated onstage.

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 2: 1812 Overture

    April 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  5 mins 52 secs

    We continue checking items off of our homework to-do list with a musical suggestion from Mr. C: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Formally known as "The Year 1812 Solemn Overture", this classic piece doesn't get enjoyed enough in its entirety.

  • Vol. 2, Track 18: Man Overboard!

    April 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 18 secs

    It's a battle against WiFi on the high seas! Anson joins Kurt from a cruise ship somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico for a chat about cruises, Captain Marvel, and black holes. Also: the joys of 24-hour pizza service.

  • Vol. 2, Track 17: I Find Your Lack of Metal Disturbing

    March 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Deal me in and turn it up to 11, because we're diving into card games and symphonic metal -- and even some of Kurt's original compositions. Also: are YOU going to Scarborough Fair?

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 1: What's Up, Programs?

    March 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 7 secs

    We did our homework! Well, at least half of it. We watched Tron (1982) at Mr. C's suggestion. On this very special Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track, we discuss the special effects, music, and Legacy of this pioneering sci-fi film.

  • Vol. 2, Track 16: A Wooden Leg Named Smith

    March 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 54 secs

    There's never a dull moment between musical competitions, athletic competitions, and even D&D baby number two. Also: the inner workings of one Admiral Boom.

  • Vol. 2, Track 15: Sweet Victory

    February 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  56 mins 46 secs

    A cinematic year in review, the Super High-Scoring Bowl™ (didn't watch), and the occasional technical difficulty. Also: where (and when) to go to San Antonio to see men propose en masse.

  • Vol. 2, Track 14: From Gringotts to Gravel Pit

    January 31st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 31 mins

    We're joined by Heather Campbell, who's an old friend, an Artist at Valve Software, and a MOBA connoisseur. Also: that's three things, so Half-Life 3 confirmed.