101: Sounds of the Console Wars

This week we're coming atchu with another crossover. In partnership with our friends at The Obscure Gentlemen podcast, we're revisiting the MIDI-encoded sounds of the video game console wars and the 16-bit, 8 channels of audio soundtracks that inspired our youth. Dive in, then check out The Obscure Gentlemen Episode 60 to hear us talk about the events of the console wars themselves. RIP to the fallen. But especially our man Jackie Chan and his Action Kung-Fu.

99: Almost 100, Fam

One day, three guys go to a soul food buffet in what used to be a Chinese buffet and talk about starting a podcast. Ninety-nine episodes later, they've almost recorded 100 episodes worth of conversations about songs And The Meanings We Give Them™. Which is when they decide to celebrate by commandeering the posh amenities of an LA advertising agency after hours, blending up frozen rum runners and ordering Swedish doner pizzas, and inviting over some friends from the Plain Zero podcasting experience. The result is a romp across the conversation topics and an on-the-fly game of some sort that falls apart and very quickly becomes beside the point, which is a microcosm of this whole thing. Thank you for sharing your time with us.

97: Covering Nirvana, Covers By Nirvana

This week, we grant a special listener request and cover Nirvana. More specifically, Nirvana covers. Less specifically, either covers by Nirvana or covers of Nirvana by others. It was a beautiful day when this episode was recorded, and we capped it off by getting all-you-can-eat sushi while repeatedly pronouncing it "zoo-she" for no reason. Enjoy, fam.

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95: Welcome Back Yama

One host returns, another flies the coop. This week we welcome back Yama from an extended baby leave to hear his take on our Grammys episode, and in particular the debate about the state of modern rappers and their samesy unintelligible flow that's stirred up some controversy. Look for that topic to continue in a future episode. We also spend too much time discussing the physics and eroticism of lift-and-carry videos.

94: K-Earth A.D. (The Song Shuffle Game)

You can learn a lot about a person by placing their entire music collection on Shuffle and hitting play. Which is exactly what we do in this fun round of our recurring segment, The Shuffle Game (also known as Shuffle Roulette, also known as iPod Shuffle, also known as Young Money, also known as Fabby Davis Jr The Yellow Bus Rida). What happens when one contestant's all-Misfits playlist collides with another's all-soft-shit-all-the-time? Cash us ousside and find out wha happen!

93: Kinky Grammy Convention

With the 2017 Grammys in the books, we're joined by guests Nick from Plain Zero and Jose from "Is That A Dude?" for a wide-ranging discussion. And by wide we mean Megadeth going on stage to Metallica, Metallica going on stage without sound, Cyndi Lauper vs Madonna, Chance the Rapper Who Never Made a Physical Album, and of course, 69ing. It's lit, fam.

92: Clip Show: What’s Wrong With Being Sexy

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this week we’re gathering some of our sexiest conversations into one greatest hit-sode. Hope you enjoy. And if you’re looking for a gift for that special someone that will guarantee you never have sex again, handsome fitted 12 For A Penny shirts available now at podbrothers.com. They’re comfy and they’re black, like our men.

91: Clip Show: Embarrassed & Chill

Four score and seven episodes ago, our three fathers brought forth upon this iTunes a new podcast, conceived in bad judgment, and dedicated to the proposition that all songs take on the meanings we give them. That was a pretty sweet send-up, you have to admit. Anyway. This week Yama is off celebrating the birth of his second son, so we're giving new listeners and old alike a taste of our greatest hits. Enjoy the moments you missed and some you'll never forget. This week's theme: the most embarrassing conversations, anecdotes and tangents in 12FAP history.

90: Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm

This week, we listen back to the music of George Michael, the son of blue-collar Greek immigrants who went from doing average imitations of disco-rap to infusing 80s new romantic music with the swagger of an earlier era's rock and R&B. We also talk a bit about how the deaths of artists can change the way we hear their music–or not, and whether Fred Durst ever did anything worth a damn.

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89: Lift and Carry Me to Texas

Way out west (or depending on where you're coming from, way out east, north, or south), lies a state where the stars are big and bright. Where the sage in bloom is like perfume. And where the women are all stereotypes, according to Hank Williams' worthless son. Strap on your Dallas Cowboy helmets, chug some Pace Picante salsa, and let's talk about Texas in popular music. As they say in Boston, "faakin' rite!"

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84: Backwards Baseball Caps and White Guy Dreads

This week we discuss the absolute low-point of music and popular culture: 1998's reviled Family Values Tour. Headlined and orchestrated by Korn and joined by such luminaries of late-90s bro rapmetalrock as Orgy, Limp Bizkit, Rammstein, and Ice Cube in the worst mistake of his entire life. We talk about the appeal of introspective self-loathing lyrics paired with abrasively hypermasculine guitar work, and generally mourn the fact that we had to live through the era. Join the fun!

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