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Have you always wondered why Kenny Bania thinks that soup isn't a meal, or why that guy at the airport in the first scene of The Limo is a complete schmuck? Well, there's a podcast for that! Each week two Aussie hosts get an episode of Seinfeld at random and discuss every secondary character featured in it. They also do weekly Seinfeld news, Seinfeldisms, episode trivia and more, giddy up!
 
Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups. Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international borders. Written and performed by Max Olesker and ...
 
The Wind from Eden: Montana Weather Stories is produced by the Acoustic Atlas at the Montana State University Library: https://acousticatlas.org. The series looks at how weather has shaped the history, culture, and literature of Central Montana. It is brought to you by the MSU Library’s Ivan Doig archive with support from Humanities Montana. Original music for the series was provided by Flynn Cohen at flynncohen.net. Audio from Ivan Doig’s books English Creek and This House of Sky was provid ...
 
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This week Ivan and Stephen rent a house in Tuscany and put the balm on as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 7’s The Maestro. Topics covered include having no Seinfeld News, Kramer the Dog, using aliases to hide insecurities, and accepting lowball settlement offers; Seinfeldisms (from 2:19), episode trivia (from 5:36); secondary c…
 
A different take on the Seinfeld universe, where the lives of some of its secondary characters in the modern era are explored. ---- Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDWBASC, exclusive access to bonus podcast 'Curbcast’, instant access to unaired episodes of ‘Season 11', as well as other bonus content! Head over to patreon.com/bidwba…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen buy used wheelchairs and hate The Drake as they talk about the secondary characters from the final Season 4 episode in the podcast series, The Handicap Spot. Topics covered include ‘Podfeldisms’, Ivan thinking that Jadakiss is a female rapper, the OG Frank Costanza, and car salespeople; Seinfeldisms (from 4:40), Seinfeld …
 
Glasser was 18 years old in the winter of 1948 when he volunteered to help a local rancher feed his cattle. He may not have known that 1948 would bring one of the fiercest winters in state history. His visit to feed the cows turned into a long and lonely stay in a tiny cabin he would call home for more than a month.…
 
When it comes to extreme cold, Montana residents have some bragging rights. On January 20, 1954 at Rogers Pass, the temperature stood at 70 degrees below zero. The coldest it has ever been measured in the lower 48 states. So cold that the trees began to explode. We look at why this happens in Montana and how this was depicted in Ivan Doig's novel B…
 
Jerry attends an Edison enthusiasts meetup and runs into a recently introduced nemesis, Elaine seeks revenge on her Second In Charge as her boss returns to work, George’s unexpected podcast exposure does not go as planned, and Kramer's cigar business struggles to get going. ---- Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDWBASC, exclusive ac…
 
Our first episode looks at the ways that weather is depicted in Ivan Doig’s novel English Creek. We visit some of the locations that Doig wrote about and talk with local residents about how seasonal change has affected their own lives. Stops along the way include the hay fields of Dupuyer and a classic 4th of July rodeo. Keep an eye out for grizzly…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen eat blocks of cheese the size of car batteries and wear urban sombreros as they talk about the secondary characters from the final Season 8 episode in the podcast series, The Foundation. Topics covered include Blink One Eight/Eighty Two, Seinfeld cast members being in Aussie TV commercials, Jerry becoming the showrunner f…
 
Elaine reunites with Jacobo Peterman as she is a beneficiary to his living will, Jerry buys an electric vehicle (an ‘Edison Model J’), George plans to set up a podcast about the best bathrooms in NYC, and Kramer insists on still using plastic bags for shopping despite a recent statewide ban. ---- Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDW…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen bid on Presidential golf clubs and have run ins with their obsessive mechanic as they talk about the secondary characters from the final two parter in the podcast series, Season 7’s The Bottle Deposit. Topics covered include Sarah Silverman’s confession about working with Michael Richards on her podcast, possessiveness, a…
 
Stephen Blackwood speaks with Harry Lewis, legendary Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University (where he taught both Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg). They discuss the tragic limits of narrowly vocational approaches to education—with which many young people are pressured to conform—by contrast with education that fosters true self-reflecti…
 
Kramer is interested in reopening Kramerica Industries as an online store that sells cigars and cigar paraphernalia, Elaine gets into an altercation with a Mommy Blogger at Brandon's school, Jerry dates a woman who believes that the Earth is flat, and George goes on a strict diet despite his previously negative test results. — Sign up to our Patreo…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen stick it to each other and get the Jimmy Legs as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 8’s The Money. Topics covered include the consummate professionalism of Sandy Baron, Australian made cars, door exercises, and ‘root and boots’; Seinfeldisms (from 2:04), Seinfeld News (from 5:15), episode trivia (from 12…
 
Ralston College presents a lecture by Dr Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) on Ivan Turgenev’s 1862 “Fathers and Sons”, followed by a conversation about the novel with Dr Stephen Blackwood. Daniels illuminates the depth of Turgenev’s insight into the revolutionary mindset, and its relevance to the nihilism of our own time and culture. This ev…
 
George and Jerry go to the Les Miserables premiere before they slip up during the show, Elaine bears the full brunt of her nanny’s issues resulting from Jerry’s actions, and Kramer and Newman pitch an idea for an app that scares animals away when postal workers deliver their items. — Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDWBASC, exclusi…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen get a 30% discount and get bitten by a dog as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 5’s The Glasses. Topics covered include Chris Rock almost being George Costanza, trademarking transcendental meditation, deleted scenes which can change the course of an episode narrative, and sugar addiction; Seinfeldisms (…
 
The Core Four are in a doctor's waiting room waiting for George's test results at his request, which conflicts with their plans for the day. ---- Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDWBASC, exclusive access to bonus podcast 'Curbcast’, instant access to unaired episodes of ‘Season 11', as well as other bonus content! Head over to patr…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen listen to The Other Guy and set up a billiard parlour as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 7’s The Doll. Topics covered include Metallica themed Seinfeld shirts, the polarisation of Sally Weaver, Italian heritage, and pool room signs; Seinfeldisms (from 3:08), Seinfeld News (from 4:57), episode trivia (…
 
Welcome to Season 11 Episode 1, 'The Special'! Jerry is shocked when he finds out that Kenny Bania has his own Netflix special, Kramer gets a job trolling celebrity accounts on Twitter, Elaine is promoted while her boss takes a leave of absence, and George becomes obsessed with ASMR videos. ---- Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDWB…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen get upgraded to first class and appear on the cover of Time magazine as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 4’s The Airport. Topics covered include ‘Level 2’ models, pre 9/11 film depictions of airport security, not getting Seinfeld references being legal grounds for a divorce, and skycaps; Seinfeldisms (…
 
How does humor work and why is it needed more than ever? Stephen Blackwood talks with comedian and political satirist Andrew Doyle (aka, Titania McGrath) as they explore the sovereignty of truth, the metaphysical implications of satire, the role of humor in friendship, and why the asking of real questions is always a reason for hope.…
 
Love some original content to go with your Seinfeld fix? Our follow up to 2019's bonus podcast series 'Season 10' will be released every Friday from January 15th 2021 Australian time! 'Season 11' continues the daily lives of the main four in the modern era, as well as some old and new secondary characters. Each episode is created and written by us!…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen pay tribute to 12 people who were involved in Seinfeld who passed away in 2020. Whether they acted in the show, were part of the crew, were guest stars or were referenced in an episode, the boys talk about their careers and the legacies that they all left. —— Sign up to our Patreon page for early access to BIDWBASC, exclu…
 
Stephen speaks with Freeman Dyson, the late mathematical-physicist and renowned free thinker. They begin with a discussion of education and of the formative experiences that inspired Dyson's intellectual curiosity and courage. The conversation then ranges from evolution to particle physics to consciousness as they discuss the free and non-reductive…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen sit around and chew gum and celebrate Festivus for the last time this series as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 7’s The Gum. Topics covered include a hypothetical Curb reboot starring Cazzie David, Ruthie Cohen’s record appearances as a secondary on the show, Thumbtanic, and film wardrobe departments;…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen convert to a new religion for the jokes and yada yada over the best bits as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 8’s The Yada Yada. Topics covered include Beth’s complete 180 in the final scene, Mayor Dinkins, footloose priests, and near naked yoga instructors from across the road; Seinfeldisms (from 3:05)…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen eat their desserts with a fork and knife and lose their Nanas as they talk about the secondary characters from the Season 6’s The Pledge Drive Topics covered include a fictional social media service called ‘Twitty’, creating words to be added to the dictionary, Noreen’s underrated character arc, and telethons; Seinfeldism…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen make backslides and hire interns as they talk about the secondary characters from the Season 9’s The Voice. Topics covered include the intellectual dark web, ketchup and mustard dispenser patents, old style toy companies, and if Darren should have been a recurring character in Season 9; Seinfeldisms (from 3:10), Seinfeld …
 
This week Ivan and Stephen make a pact and become dognappers as they talk about the secondary characters from the Season 7 premiere episode The Engagement. Topics covered include spoof films, what would have happened to Susan if she didn’t die and got married to George, the film ‘Termination Man’, and high priced oranges in Japan; Seinfeldisms (fro…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen get given a raise and score Uma Thurman’s number as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 6’s The Secretary. Topics covered include being back in the Vandelay Studios after a 4 month lockdown, ’Jerk Store’ Wi-Fi networks, Yeardley/Yardley Smith, and something about Kenny we missed talking about in the past;…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen try to fire Raquel Welch and walk without moving their arms as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 8 finale The Summer of George. Topics covered include Wil Anderson, neurological conditions, cafe waitress-managers, and 60s sex symbols; Seinfeldisms (from 5:42), Seinfeld News (from 10:08), episode trivia …
 
This week Ivan and Stephen double dip their chips and are real and spectacular as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 4’s The Implant. Topics covered include the science of germs formed after double dipping, plastic surgery, Karen from Will and Grace, and Salman Rushdie impersonators; Seinfeldisms (from 3:23), Seinfeld News (from 4…
 
In this complementary episode to the reading of ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich,’ Stephen speaks with Dr Donna Orwin, professor of Russian literature at the University of Toronto. Dr Orwin provides context for Tolstoy and his world, and the two discuss the style, structure, and unfolding layers of meaning within this masterpiece novella.…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen become Big Brothers and sell off moth ridden cruisewear as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 5 two parter The Raincoats. Topics covered include Schindler’s List, Seinfeld illustrations in Melbourne cafes, Paris, and the Big Brother program; Seinfeldisms (from 4:15), Seinfeld News (from 11:17), episode t…
 
In this first episode of a new series, Stephen reads Leo Tolstoy’s classic novella, ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich.’ A masterful text from one of history’s great writers, it tells the story of a man whose fatal illness forces him to confront the shallow assumptions of his life and the slowly encroaching, inevitable reality of death. ‘Ivan Ilyich’ is a t…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen read Glamour magazine and are masters of their domain as they regift Season 4’s The Contest and its secondary characters. Topics covered include ‘virtual contests’, JFK Junior and Marla’s hypothetical mid to long term relationship, famous people doing everyday things, and the utilitarianism of nurses; Seinfeld News (from …
 
This week Ivan and Stephen accidentally knock over delivery drivers and have to get up early tomorrow as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 4’s The Virgin. Topics covered include crowds almost being a distant memory because of lockdown, Stephen pretending to be something he is not to get news for the second week in a row, Ping's l…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen admire 3D art and go to the bathroom with their shirts off as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 6’s The Gymnast. Topics covered include wanting to do an unauthorised reading of Jerry’s new book for Patreon, NBC’s ‘Must See TV Thursday Night Blackout’, Romanian dictators, and The Boys; Seinfeldisms (from…
 
This week Ivan, Stephen and special guest Stacie are told they are pretentious and get audited as they talk about the secondary characters from the final Season 3 episode to be reviewed on the show, The Truth. Topics covered include making bagels during lockdown, papier mache, being born in an exotic country before moving to the US, and more about …
 
This week Ivan and Stephen accidentally drop toothbrushes into toilets and adopt sections of a highway as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 8’s The Pothole. Topics covered include creating Seinfeld characters in Create a Player sections of video games, the trials and tribulations of actor Arthur Burghardt, using ‘off-put’ as a wo…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen take books into the bathroom and ride rickshaws as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 9’s The Bookstore. Topics covered include Michael Costanza suing NBC in the past, that controversial episode quote from Peterman, and browsing books at Borders for hours; Seinfeldisms (from 3:05), Seinfeld News (from 4:…
 
As a special bonus episode, Ivan and Stephen had a chat with the man who was the inspiration for Cosmo Kramer, the one and only Kenny Kramer! They talk about the time when Larry David was his neighbour, how he wanted to play Kramer on Seinfeld, how he is coping with the pandemic in New York, his experiences when he toured Down Under, his famous Ken…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen refuse to wear AIDS ribbons and relabel their jeans size labels as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 7’s The Sponge. Topics covered include discovering another niche Seinfeld podcast, the history of Today sponges, and now classic shows being on network television (‘Free To Air’) late at night in Austral…
 
How does one cultivate creativity and independence of mind? Stephen talks to physicist and entrepreneur Stephen Wolfram about his precocious and largely self-educated early life and his ascent to become a world-class scientist, an innovator in computational theory, and the founder of a global company. They discuss how to pursue and develop one's gi…
 
This week Ivan, Stephen and special guest Sarah turn down TV deals and ask the question “How can anybody not like them?”, as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 4’s The Wallet. Topics covered include having a dog named Babu, Morty’s paranoia in this episode, and working for someone in the UK who also likes the show; Seinfeldisms (f…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen become doormen and wear bros/mansieres as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 6’s The Doorman. Topics covered include Reg Grundies, Stephen being a forward thinking bra sale executive, and James Hong’s prolific acting career; Seinfeldisms (from 3:11), Seinfeld News (from 7:00), episode trivia (from 13:49)…
 
This week Ivan and Stephen use butter for sunscreen and take vacations from themselves as they talk about the secondary characters from Season 9’s The Butter Shave. Topics covered include slick TV executives, wondering if there are podcasts that talk about one or two season 90s sitcoms, and American toy companies originating from unexpected cities;…
 
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