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 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.

  • Track 13: Christmas Holiday Bonanza and Year-End Special

    December 27th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 27 secs

    Our first-ever year-end retrospective show. We look backwards and forwards to all things Blank Tape, and end with a live musical performance to celebrate the season. Also: It's a Wonderful... Recasting!

  • Track 12: Hey, Siri, Make Me an App

    December 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Bugs, crashes, simulators, scrums, sprints, and -- quite literally -- grumpy old gits. It's all in a day's work as we explore what it takes to make an app, how we got here, and why we care so much about apps anyway. Also: why two burgers are better than one.

  • Hidden Track 11B: 00111111

    November 22nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 1 sec

    Brainstorming topics for next episode. Will it be computer science, software development, or all of the above?

  • Track 11: Don't Start a Land War in Asia

    November 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 16 mins

    She's got a Ticket to Ride, and we do, too. This episode is all about the board games, from the small ones that sharpened our minds (and competitive spirits) as kids, to the large family games we enjoy today. Also: how to get your practice in for a dice game against Davy Jones.

  • Hidden Track 10B: Settling a Score

    November 1st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 56 secs

    The secret behind the music in "Meet the Sniper", and why we aren't worried about ripping off from Valve.

  • Track 10: Lord of the Funyun Rings and Mountain Dew

    October 25th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Pull up a chair and roll for initiative -- it's time for some Dungeons & Dragons! Kurt gives us an overview of the game, its history, and its modern champions. We share our personal experiences and stories of memorable games past. Yes indeed, in the game where your imagination is the only limit, there's truly something for everyone. Also: all about the one shot we did at Kurt's bachelor party... but it wasn't that kind of shot.

  • Track 9D: Offbrand: Backstabbed

    October 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  3 mins 4 secs

    Backstabbed by Offbrand.