The Untenable Podcast, Episode 136: Domestic Blitz


The one with joysticks and night sticks.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay talk about video game excursions over the holidays, including Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Call of Duty: World War II, Homefront: The Revolution, and NBA Live ‘18; and all of this with a domestic disturbance that plays out in the corridor outside of Jay’s apartment.

Intro song: “Breathe” Collective Soul  Outro song: “Run” Collective Soul


The Untenable Podcast, Episode 134: The CGI Between Us


The one with the regrets of a universe misspent.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay share their joint reactions to Pixar’s Coco, as well as their continued frustrations with the DCEU and Justice League’s shortcomings, and Mike also wanders into some gaming territory while Jay rambles on his own gaming journeys lately.


Intro song: “Golden Slumbers” Elbow

Outro song: “Remember Me”  Gael García Bernal, Gabriella Flores, Libertad García Fonzi

The Untenable Podcast, Solo Cast: The Punished


The one with all the guns.
In this week’s solo cast, Jay talks about his reactions to Netflix’s The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal as tormented Marine Recon veteran, Frank Castle.

The Untenable Podcast, Episode 133: Ragnarok’n in the USA


The one with the unnecessary pacing.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay share their reactions to Thor Ragnarok, Stranger Things, Season 2, and share some insights about gaming and the need to apply overly contextual readings about the games’ contents.


Intro song: “Planet Sakaar” Mark Mothersbaugh
Outro song: “Eulogy” Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

The Untenable Podcast, Episode 132: Tears in Rain, Controllers at Rest


The one with synthetic existential dread.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay talk about Mike’s exploits in gaming, as well as their reactions to Blade Runner 2049 and the last Episode VIII: The Last Jedi trailer.

Intro song: “Mesa” – Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch, and Vangelis

Outro song: “John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme” – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and John Carpenter

The Untenable Podcast, A Very Special Episode 128: Fear and Loathing in the USA

The one with hypocrisy, false equivalencies, bad analogies, whataboutism, receipts

and party over country.

Finally, after the first 100 plus days of the new administration, a fracas in the USA took place, and Mike goads Jay off into a rant about manners and supremacists.


Intro song:  “Capital G” Nine Inch Nails (start at second verse, end after third verse)

Outro song: “Weak and Powerless” A Perfect Circle

Untenable Podcast, Mixtape #15 – Long Live the Chief [Episode 17 ReMix]

The one with dystopian pres…futures.

In this single episode remix, Mike and Jay revisit an early episode and a discussion about fiction and fact and all things dystopic.


Song 1: “Chief Don’t Run” Jidenna

Song 2: “Bulletproof Love” Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad ft. Method Man

Song 3: “Good Man” Raphael Saadiq

Song 4: “Arsonist’s Lullabye” Hozier

Episode Remixed: Episode 17: Background Install