The Untenable Podcast End of Year 2014


Why you afraid of titties?

In this SoundCloud extended episode, Mike and Jay discuss holiday family “tragedies,” new developments in the North Korea/The Interview debacle, innovations in gaming technology, Christmas loot, some top picks in gaming and movies, and of course, more speculations and confusion about Dr. Who.


Untenable Podcast, Episode 21: The Obligatory Holiday and Gaming Episode



Merry late Christmas to all! This is a drastically cut down episode recorded as a SoundCloud exclusive near-four hour holiday bonus track. This episode is primarily Mike and Jay discussing games, specifically Batman: Arkham Origins and Mike’s new found love for Forza Horizon 2.

Enjoy the belated joys of a Christmas podcast episode trimmed to less than a fourth of its entirety!


Merry Christmas From The Untenable Podcast: Or, Yes Virginia, Sony Pictures Is Santa Claus

Christmas Fireplace

This is the time of year for giving and receiving, sometimes consumer goods but most often there is an exchange of good will and affection. We at the Untenable Podcast are no different.

As we previously expressed in our Thanksgiving post, Mike and I are extremely grateful for your loyalty and listener and readership. We began in August with a simple goal to be another entry in a sea of “talking head” podcasts that is not specifically about anything in particular,but is an opportunity for lifelong friends to sit around and talk about geeky topics such as movies, games, comics, or anything that strikes us as worthy of discussion.

The past month or so has been a little off-kilter because we chose to record extra long episodes and chop them up for staggered distribution. This was done to ensure that we provide consistent content for you guys (and gals – I’m not the sexist, that’s Mike). Anywho, we wish that our episodes were more timely, but we knew that life would get in the way of consistent recording, so we did what we could to provide consistency.

I know I’m singing a similar tune here, but I do so in order to let you guys (and ladies – shit, I’m quickly turning into the sexist) to make a promise. I, we, promise to do our best to continue bringing you all content, rain or shine, whether written or recorded, every week will have a posting. With SoundCloud we’ve been able to add “exclusive” content, such as our latest four hour entry, of which will be cut down to upload to our iTunes feed as our last official episode of the year. Concurrently on the SoundCloud account, we will record another extended episode full of our ramblings and predictions for the new year. The next iTunes episode will be a review episode for our holiday gaming and movie experiences.

Again, we cannot express how much we appreciate your continued listenership and loyalty to our humble podcast and blog. As a quasi-gift, we present you the link to legally download the greatest gift that capitalism and democracy can give movie fans: Sony’s official feeds to rent or purchase streams to their international incide….I mean, movie, The Interview. You can bet that once Mike and I watch this movie, either streamed or at the Alamo Drafthouse, we will talk about it.

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever Holiday you celebrate in whichever part of the world you reside in. You are integral part of our success and you are greatly appreciated.


Mike and Jay

The Untenable Podcast’s 2014 Super-Fantastic-Christmas Extravaganza! (SoundCloud Exclusive Extended Cut)

most wonderful time of the year

In the Untenable Podcast’s first Christmas episode, a SoundCloud exclusive, Mike and Jay traverse pop culture and talk about gaming, the recent Sony Hack debacle, and various Christmas-related subjects – for nearly four hours.

NOTE The next episode in regular chronology will be a shortened version of this episode and uploaded next week to the iTunes feed. 

Untenable Podcast, Episode 20: Wang, Dang, Pootie Tang!


Behind Chocolate Starfish Eyes

In this new episode, Mike and Jay conclude their epic discussions about gaming and fight the resulting fatigue of recording for prolonged periods of time. They also consider whether or not they are offensive or controversial enough. Mike then tries to raise Jay’s spirits by invoking Limp Bizkit and their handful of decent songs and eventually plot out the holiday themed future eps. The name of Batman is invoked and Mike reveals the level of permeation that the Burton Bat has in Mike’s household.

Do it all for this nookie

Update: The Terrorists and Big Pharma Have Won



Between the decision by Sony to pull its Christmas day release, The Interview, invalidating a bedrock principle that the U.S. seemed to stand upon, and the terrifying banality of Adult Swim’s latest late night/early morning mind-fuck, Unedited Footage of a Bear, my brain is in overdrive.

Mike and I plan to respond sooner than later. Stay tuned for further details.

Untenable Podcast, Episode 19: Bro, Let’s Go Back-to-Back


Playin’ the Player

In this week’s gaming-centric first part of a two part episode, Mike talks about his experiences with the XBOne and the new Halo: The Master Chief Collection and describes his issues with Titanfall, while raving about Nintendo’s WiiU console. Jay adds to the conversation with his experiences finishing both Spec Ops: The Line and Battlefield 3, revisits a long-lost 3rd person shooter gem, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals, and literally dusts off one of his favorite original XBox games, Namco’s 2003 innovative 3rd person shooter, Kill Switch.

Part One