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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  • Vol. 2, Track 28B: Erntedankfest mit Oma

    January 9th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 39 secs

    Asking his sister and the Crenwelge cousins of the Gen-Y/Millennial & Gen-Z generations for questions, Kurt interviews his loving grandmother post-Thanksgiving feasting. As part of the Silent Generation, we discuss her life, wisdom, perspectives, and advice. Also: the simplicity of the German-American cuisine is the reason why it is the best.

  • Vol. 2, Track 28: Semisonic's "Closing Time"

    January 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 22 mins

    That's a wrap! In our final major episode of Blank Tape, we discuss why we started (and ended) the show, and what's next for one of our hosts. Also: now that it's the 20s, is all that's old is new again?

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 8: Yippee Ki-Yay, Santa Claus

    December 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  16 mins 28 secs

    A tour of our favorite Christmas movies.

  • Vol. 2, Track 27: How Do You Say "Christmas" in Italian?

    December 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 10 mins

    The Advent and Christmas season is here once again. Our conversation is a series of mini-topics spanning the latest iPhone models and fine dining in the Tuscan sun. Also: we learn about the history of old bridges and the pachyderms who traversed the Alps.

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 7: Excerpts from Messiah, HWV 56

    November 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  17 mins 27 secs
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    Our November Patreon homework has us going down memory lane to concert halls and shopping malls as we talk the history of this great masterpiece and where in our lives we've had the chance to get our Bach Rock on.

  • Vol. 2, Track 26: All Your Streams are Belong to Disney+

    November 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Nostalgia kicks into high gear as the Holiday Season approaches, and The Mouse unveils a brand new streaming service. We discuss what films and shows we are most excited to binge while we digest Thanksgiving turkey. Also: We learn about yoiking, and no, that doesn't mean we are pining for the fjords.

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 6: Scary Movies and Rocky Horrors

    October 31st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  10 mins 10 secs

    For this spook-tacular Halloween Patreon special, featuring guests Michael and Elizabeth Horsley, we discuss some of our favorite frightful films, and also share our experiences (or lack thereof) with The Rocky Horror Picture show.

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

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

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 5: The World's Most Famous Mustache

    October 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  10 mins 36 secs

    For this Patreon special, we discuss the first episode of the 1980s TV show and Hawaiian crime drama, Magnum P.I.

  • 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?

  • Hi-Fi Hero Hidden Track 4: From Bottle Caps to Dominoes

    August 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  17 mins 4 secs

    For this Patreon special, we catch up on any new games and music that we've experienced recently.

  • 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.