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Join Marian as she takes her first trip through the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her brother Myke and cousin Patrick - the biggest geeks in her life. From 'Iron Man' to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' they will watch one movie at a time, one week at a time to see if they can get Marian on board the MCU hype train.
 
Unscripted absurd (and usually explicit and NSFW) comedy madness. A podcast brought to you every Thursday by Jeff Mac & Cade Chilcoat with nothing but voice changing machines, sound effects, music, and all the characters in their weird brains. Mac and Cade haven't seen each other in person in over 20 years. This is the kind of thing that happens when you do that, we guess.
 
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With the IATSE and the AMPTP in a standoff, the IA has officially put a potential strike on the table if talks don’t go more in their favor. This isn’t like the ‘07 writer’s strike; if these crews walk out, then productions halt immediately. Let’s talk about it. More info: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/04/iatse-strike-hollywood-union-workers-approve…
 
Good quality conversations are seemingly fewer and far between. Especially when it comes to tough or controversial topics. Seth J. Pierce, a university professor at Union College, joins Ryan to talk about his new book, Seeking an Understanding: How To Have Difficult Conversations Without Destroying Your Relationships. You can get Seth’s book here! …
 
We are diving headlong into the vaccine conversation, sharing our frustrations and experiences with the antivax movement, the impact that’s had on us individually, and what we believe can and should be done moving forward. Want to take your podcast to the next level? https://PodMentoring.com/Services Absurdity is available on all major podcasting p…
 
With the US withdrawal from Afghanistan taking center stage the last couple of months, we discuss the impact of the withdrawal, what it means for veterans of the war, and how Christians should respond. Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://theabsurdity.org Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetwork Twitter: htt…
 
Scarlett Johanssen recently spoke out about her journey playing Black Widow and other female characters in the film industry, and her goal to desexualize her characters. What can we learn from her comments and how can we be better? Want to take your podcast to the next level? https://PodMentoring.com/Services Absurdity is available on all major pod…
 
Between the pressure of being the GOAT, the weight of her story, and the fear of the "twisties," was Simone Biles right to withdraw from the Olympics? What example does it set for younger athletes? Want to take your podcast to the next level? https://PodMentoring.com/Services Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://t…
 
This is it, folks. After 6 years, we're at our 300th episode and our finale! What's on tap today? --A couple of candy makers talk about their old fashioned methods like using a cybernetic link to control a dead monkey and have it make the candy.--The WW2 soldiers from way back in Episode ONE return for one more mission, to blow up a bridge, fall in…
 
Struggling with shame and wondering how to deal with it? After a needed break in July, we are back with an absolute banger of an episode for you! Tyler Patrick, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, joins Henry and me to discuss the painful realities of a shame-filled life and practical ways for us to address shame, process it, and ultimately b…
 
It's our antepenultimate episode, and, well, it really kind of falls apart almost immediately and never quite goes back together again. Our guides through history and the natural world, Tarleton and Wilter explore Medieval times (and give up), then move onto the ocean, and finally to Billy Ocean. There are walls made of uncle juice, a bag of Chines…
 
Hello again, friends! We're down to the final 4 episodes, and this one is guaranteed to help. Vlad & Valery, our Russian radio hosts will discuss how to listen to their show with or without a radio, how to fill a weasel with change, and the existence of munchmallows. Plus, Ted stops by to help the helpers! Listen now, and just remember that tomorro…
 
Here we are, we're down to our final five episodes, and this one's got Donald and Ben, Carol, and a pantry that is investigating you! If you've ever made pie by tasering an elf, or attended a duck rearrangement ceremony, then tie a French bird to a werewolf because this one's for you!By Jeff Mac & Cade Chilcoat
 
The opportunity to build generational wealth is massively important. Unfortunately, not everyone has always had that opportunity. We will talk generational wealth, the GI Bill, debt, and more to jump into some of the groups most impacted by the inability to both grow their wealth and pass it on to their children. Sources: https://www.businessinside…
 
Mr. Johanssen's stint as a supervillain didn't turn out too well, and now it's time to start a new business. He and Tassie are on the job, but they'll need Failure Crisp, and they'll need to think about lasagna as a way to marry your mouth. If you've ever leaked jewelry to the press, this one's for you!…
 
The way Christians treat the LGBTQ+ community needs some serious improvement. Regardless of beliefs, something needs to change, and in order to talk about that change, this week, we are diving into how Pride Month came to be, why it's so important, and how Christians and others can treat the LGBTQ+ community with more love and grace than we have in…
 
This week, we dive a little into the history of Critical Race Theory, seeking to understand a bit more of its origins, as well as diving into the real-world application of it today. Should we ban Critical Race Theory, or is it something that we should keep around? Also, we apologize for the late upload! 0:00 - Intro 1:53 - PodMentoring Announcement…
 
Male headship, or Complementarianism, is the belief that women should submit to men in the household, not hold positions of authority or leadership, and should primarily exist under a man's authority. In this episode, we take a look at why that theology is so damaging and offer some paths forward. See on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sv…
 
We're back, heading toward our 300th and final episode! Today, our old pals Grandma & Grandpa are visiting Towel Inferno, a retirement home they're looking into. If you've ever wanted a toilet that sprays a falcon's spit onto your wallet, or if you just want to haul a robot to New Brunswick, this one's for you! Enjoy!…
 
With Texas updating their gun laws to join 20 other states in not requiring a permit, we decided to attempt a new conversation on guns even though we both come from radically different backgrounds with guns and gun ownership. We discuss problems with the current gun control conversation and how to bridge the widening divide between gun owners and n…
 
As we rocket toward our final episode (#300) it's time to tie up aaallll those loose ends in our space adventure series, SuperGalactic! Or it would be time to do that if we ever tied up loose ends, or even remembered that we had them. If you ever listened to a "Herbie Goes to Outhouse World" CD, or participated in an all-mouse production of "On the…
 
We believe that bad theology, both through human understanding and biblical understanding, only makes things worse. The Israel-Palestine conflict and tension is a complex and nuanced topic, so we won't pretend to have all or even some of the answers to the decades-long struggle, but we wanted to shed light on some aspects of this that we, as Christ…
 
Josh Duggar was arrested for strong charges of child pornography possession. This week, we trudge through the details to try and figure out some of the root theological causes for Josh Duggar's case as well as how the Church can and should respond to cases like this and prevent them in the future. Watch on YouTube! https://youtu.be/PbsAe2dALF8 CONT…
 
Your favorite restauranteurs are back with a new location that will bring fanciness right up to your hat line. It's so fancy, you'll be asked to be made into firewood. So if you've got wall to wall carpet in your frankfurter dungeon, or you'd just like to visit a scuba outhouse, this one's for you!By Jeff Mac & Cade Chilcoat
 
Was the Derek Chauvin Trial verdict the correct one? If so, what do we do now and how. are cases like the Daniel Shaver shooting connected to this? Beyond that, in a time where things are already tense in America over the trial, we also have to navigate the Ma'khia Bryant shooting. Was that another unjustified police killing of a black person, or i…
 
Last week's guest had to reschedule at the last second, so we decided to improvise! That's always dangerous for a host that has some major ADHD. This week, we dive into Cryptocurrency and our thoughts on investing vs. gambling, the recent mass shooting in Indiana, and what we believe some alternative forms of policing worth investing in are. See th…
 
It's time for Mama's last ride! Mama and Beatrice are in court, trying to defend her against a massive list of charges. Should she go to the big house just because she banged her fall down instructor? Will putting a glass beagle in her buttcrack keep her quiet and docile? Have you ever made personal taffy? None of these questions will be answered, …
 
Pastor Anthony Carter joins Ryan and Henry to talk about what it's like being a Black man and a Chaplain for two police departments at the same time. He shares his experience as a father with a teenager learning to drive, shares how he first became aware of racism in police encounters, and opens up about the tension he constantly lives in as he tri…
 
For the first time, we take you live to Hal Embry Ford, where your hen is just fine with us! Watch as Hal and Tina Embry sell some cars. If you've ever been slawed to death by a coleslaw maniac, or if you can't tell the difference between raccoons and the absence of raccoons, this one's for you!By Jeff Mac & Cade Chilcoat
 
Ecumenism is demonized a lot between Christian denominations. What if, by demonizing it and each other so much, we are losing not just relevancy, but potency? What if we are giving up countless opportunities to change lives and make a real positive impact for the Gospel? And if all of that is true, what other kind of damage has the traditional atti…
 
The imps are back! Those tiny, weird devils are back with a mission from the dark lord himself! If you've ever lugged a cherry the size your aunt's fun area, or been to Africa and gotten really swollen, you'll appreciate this episode. Especially if you're like a walnut inspector who lies on the forms. Enjoy!!!…
 
Christian Nationalism is nothing new, but we have better language now than every before in history to talk about it and discuss its implications. Ryan and Henry dive into Christian Nationalism, explaining what it is, why it's so worrisome, and what that means for all of us. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/absurdnetwork Check out our Sponsors for t…
 
Look, sometimes you need to call tech support. Maybe a bird has quieted you, or it's your tranquilizer anniversary and you need to buy a gift. Maybe you have bunch disease, or maybe Wilma Flintstone has relegated you to a different position. Well, whatever your issue, our operators are standing by to help. Enjoy!…
 
Ryan and Henry talk about the horrible mass shooting that took place in Atlanta, GA, on March 16. Episode Links: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/there-were-3-800-anti-asian-racist-incidents-mostly-against-n1261257 https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/17/us/shooting-atlanta-acworth Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/absurdnetwork Check out …
 
Springtime is here, and that means it's time for science to tell you about bugs! Like the incredible speaking titan beetle, or the blinking-so-hard-his-vacuum-cleaner-breaks mantis. Have you ever walked straight into a vampire festival? Do you want Carol to teach you why Tarzan is afraid of the dark? Well, today's the day. Enjoy!…
 
Ryan goes through a major paradigm shift and we talk about how everyone, everywhere has the potential to influence others. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/absurdnetwork Check out our Sponsors for this episode: Southwestern! https://swau.edu/apn, The Love Potluck! http://bit.ly/3buvqcF Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq Absurdity is a proud member of …
 
Sometimes you just need a vacation, are we right? You need to get away from it all, maybe werewolf your way to Antarctica, or head to a white sands resort with a camel behaving itself. Or maybe you just want to head down the road to the Wait Here Mom Lodge. Whatever your travel needs, our travel agency can handle them for you. Enjoy!…
 
This week, Henry and Ryan dive into Cancel Culture and try to find out if it's worth keeping around, or if it's something we should look to, you know, cancel. Which raises an interesting question: If you cancel Cancel Culture, does that automatically perpetuate cancel culture? Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/absurdnetwork Check out our Sponsors fo…
 
So, you got the job at Horchata Corporation and it's time for orientation! Will you mix up your pony sauce with some other kind of liquid? Will you do us a kindness and frog yourself? Will things happen below the Antarctic-est part of your body? Who knows? GET IN THERE AND FIND OUT.By Jeff Mac & Cade Chilcoat
 
WE GOT BIG CHANGES, but is that really a surprise at this point? Henry Johnson, no stranger to Absurdity, now joins Ryan as our new cohost! This week we are talking the post-pandemic church and what we believe churches and Christians should be doing now to prepare for a new normal. Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://absurdpodcas…
 
It's the classic story. Four people get into an elevator and suddenly...it stops. One of them has a melon that is reinventing itself. Another has some boys simmering at home. Another one is certified in "stick around baby!" which is a difficult course, evidently. Who has trapped them there? And why? And do they toot their own horse? Find out now!…
 
Tonight's top story, a man was invigorated by a greeting card he received from a shampoo salesman. Action News is on the scene, with a deep exploration of the holiday "Baby Day" and a few words from Kickleby's Restaurant, your local restaurant that soaks everything! Enjoy!By Jeff Mac & Cade Chilcoat
 
It's time to take you back to a time when the world was filled with excitement of new inventions. A time when people had too much pony juice, and needed to calculate the surface area of their granddaddy's lap. A time when a doctor and a ball collaborate on books like "Things You Definitely Say," and "Weapons that Dolphins Definitely Have." Get it n…
 
In this episode, Ryan dives into some of what drives people to join movements with dangerous and damaging ideologies. With the right understanding of someone's core motivations, we can transform our arguments into constructive conversations that can correct misconceptions and help people see the truth. Check out our Sponsors for this episode: South…
 
The aliens have arrived, and they aren't friendly. Can our heroes foil their fiendish plot? With only a lick protector, some wheeze oil, a little more voodoo equipment, and a psychic boy whose finger is bathing in criminal oil, they'll have to try. Also, there are some alligators who just won't shut up about how they get it on, which is unfortunate…
 
Well, it's that time of year when love is where the bushes grow. It's time to show that special someone that you care. Why not buy them a nice basket of haste cream, or an engraved wooden hustle kit? Either way, please remember the immortal words of Martha Washington: "If you make me an onion ring, I'll seek you forever." Enjoy!…
 
It's time for ROCK AND ROLLLLLLL! It's time for the hot, young band, "Damsels With Keyholes" to rebrand themselves, and move on up to rock and roll stardom. They've got to work out the songs, the albums, the kissing potions, the beef melons that everybody talks about. If you've always wanted a hot air balloon or a cold pepsi balloon, or just a gerb…
 
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