August 7, 2017

012 Mid Year Round Up

What’s up, everybody? The Punks and Recs Podcast is back and shaking off the rust after a brief summer vacation with our Midyear Roundup episode. Tom and Mick talk about how Run the Jewels 3 and DAMN. have stayed in heavy rotation (2:00), along with some other records in their Top-5s including the newest albums from Remo Drive, Oso Oso, Pet Symmetry, BROCKHAMPTON, Joey Bada$$, and Bleachers (06:35). They give some honorable mentions to the projects that came out during their summer hiatus like Melodrama and Big Fish Theory, and talk about the best TV shows on the air in 2017 (34:30). This episode closes out with some movie talk (42:25) and a list of films these bozos still haven’t gotten out to the theater to see (55:50). Music as always is by Jon Altino. You can find his link at the bottom, along with all of the places you can find the Punks and Recs Podcast. Hit us up on Twitter with some of your own Recs or just to chat music and pop culture. Thanks for tunin’ in. It’s good to be back!


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00:00 Music and Intros

00:50 April Recs Follow-up (New Girl gets 7th season)

01:40 Pet Symmetry - Vision

04:45 Paramore - After Laughter

08:10 Tigers Jaw - Spin

12:05 Swordfish - Rodia

14:45 Better Call Saul on AMC and The Americans on FX

15:30 The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix

17:25 Master of None on Netflix

22:00 The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

26:35 Survivor: Game Changers Finale

28:00 Post-Merge Highlights

34:55 The Final 6 and the Finale Episode

40:25 Old School vs. New School Gameplay

45:20 Our Survivor Party and how we played the game

49:00 The theme of Survivor: Game Changers… CHAOS

52:00 Jeff reveals the Finale Tiebreaker

53:30 Season 35, Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers


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May 11, 2017

010 April Recs

00:00 Music and Intros

00:20 Introducing the Punks & Recs Podcast

02:10 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Follow Up)

03:00 S-Town (Follow Up)

05:00 The Magicians Season 2 Finale (Follow Up)

08:40 Joey Bada$$ - ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

14:15 Remo Drive - Greatest Hits

18:20 Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

25:00 Diet Cig - Swear I’m Good At This

26:20 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

34:20 The White Princess on Starz

39:15 New Girl on FOX

42:30 Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix

45:10 Samurai Jack on Adult Swim (Follow Up)

47:15 Fantastic Mr. Fox & Bottle Rocket - Directed by Wes Anderson

49:20 Win It All on Netflix - Directed by Joe Swanberg

52:20 We’re Outta Here


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April 26, 2017

009 Survivor - The Merge

00:00 Music and Intros

01:05 Survivor: Game Changers

02:30 When we started watching Survivor

04:30 Game Changers former winners and finalists

05:20 Sandra Diaz-Twine

08:00 Tony Vlachos

09:55 J.T. Thomas

11:35 Malcolm Freberg

12:30 Ozzy Lusth

14:15 Game Changers pre-merge

14:35 Ciera goes home first

15:05 Troyzan laying low

15:45 Culpepper’s new attitude & his football career

16:45 Debbie’s freakout and Exile Island

20:05 The twist that sent Malcolm home

22:00 Jeff Verner outs Zeke

23:20 The State of Survivor and the evolution of the game

30:15 Boston Kyle’s Power Rankings post-merge

41:55 Our Survivor: Game Changers Fantasy teams

45:50 Predictions for the end

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April 21, 2017

008 Parks and Rec

00:00 Music and Intros

01:50 Parks & Recreation

03:50 How we started watching

06:40 Favorites characters

07:05 Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman)

10:30 Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler)

13:45 Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) +Outtakes

16:35 Ben (Adam Scott), Ann (Rashida Jones), and Chris (Rob Lowe)

18:20 Jerry/Larry/Gary Gergich (Jim O’Heir)

20:45 Recurring characters (Tynnyfer, Jen Berkley, Joan Callamezzo, Greg Pikitis)

25:20 Tammy Swanson (Megan Mullally)

29:45 Jean Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz)

31:30 Professional athletes on Parks and Rec

33:05 Councilman Jamm and Councilman Dexhart

36:00 Favorite episodes and more guest stars

45:30 Best seasons and peak

51:25 What would you change about the show?

54:40 Parks and Rec awards and syndications

57:25 Ranking Parks and Rec

64:25 Bye, bye (Lil Sebastian)

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April 7, 2017

007 March Recs

00:00 Music and Intros

01:05 Legion Season 1 Finale (w/ SPOILERS)

07:55 Oso Oso - The Yunahon Mixtape

13:25 Jay Som - Everybody Works

17:40 Wild Pink - S/T

21:35 Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes

25:07 Sorority Noise - You’re Not As _____ As You Think

29:55 Modern Baseball detour

31:10 TV Talk (w/ SPOILERS) - Samurai Jack Returns

35:15 Crashing on HBO

38:15 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Pilot) on Amazon

41:15 Love Season 2 on Netflix

46:30 Anticipating Masters of None and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

47:30 S-Town podcast

55:55 Adiós!

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March 24, 2017

006 Oscars Recap

00:00 Music and Intros

01:10 Movies in play

02:50 Our movie-going experience in 2017

05:35 Oscars talk

07:20 P&R Oscars Superlatives

08:05 Best acting (ensemble)

08:20 Manchester by the Sea

08:45 +CLIP

09:45 Manchester SPOILER ALERT!

11:15 Fences honorable mention

12:15 Breaking down the big Michelle Williams/Casey Affleck scene

15:40 Best Visuals (cinematography and/or effects)

15:50 Hacksaw Ridge

18:20 Hacksaw’s acting performances

20:30 La La Land

22:15 Best story

22:30 Hidden Figures

23:10 +CLIP

23:55 Lion / A Long Way Home


27:33 Nicole Kidman’s performance

28:45 Most Impactful

30:15 Arrival

31:20 More Manchester love

32:10 Best Picture (+rankings)

32:35 Kyle’s Movie Rankings

34:15 Hell Or High Water (our most surprising film)

34:30 +CLIP

35:50 Mick’s Movie Rankings

38:25 Moonlight (CLIP)

39:00 Oscar’s Best Picture debacle

40:00 Back to Moonlight

43:30 Other movies in the conversation this year

43:44 The Witch

46:44 Zootopia

47:08 Kubo and the Two Stings

50:05 Deadpool

52:37 L8r, homies!

Mick’s Best Picture Rankings

  • Moonlight
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Hell Or High Water
  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Hidden Figures
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Fences
  • Lion


Kyle’s Best Picture Rankings

  • Hidden Figures
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Arrival
  • Hell or High Water
  • Moonlight
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Fences


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March 9, 2017

005 February Recs

00:00 Music and Intros

01:00 January follow-up (The Magicians on SyFy)

03:45 Music talk

04:40 Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Zombies on Broadway

08:20 The Menzingers - After the Party

14:25 Sam Skinner (of Pinegrove) - Danny Through Junior

18:10 Maggie Rogers - Now That the Light is Fading EP

22:15 Sampha - Process

24:50 TV talk (Legion on FX)

31:35 Abstract: The Art of Design (on Netflix)

35:50 Movie talk (Get Out)

39:39 Web stuffs (Emo Donald Trump & @POTUSRecordReviews)

41:55 Bill Simmons interview with Kevin Durant

45:15 Goats and Soda (on NPR)

49:00 Emo Night

56:19 Later!

NPR’s 3-part Animated Series: A Short History of Humans and Germs

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February 23, 2017

004 How I Met Your Mother

00:00 Music and intros

01:15 How I Met Your Mother overview

02:50 How we started watching HIMYM

05:00 First impressions

06:00 The Blue French Horn

06:40 The pilot

07:40 Favorite characters

09:55 HIMYM vs Friends (1st)

11:35 Best cameos and recurring characters

16:35 Favorite dating rules and theories

19:40 Best monologues, scenes, moments, episodes

23:35 45 Days

27:25 The death of Marshall’s dad

29:10 HIMYM In Retrospect

30:30 Where the show fell off

34:00 The quality drop off in seasons 8 and 9

36:00 The importance stories and being present in life

38:25 Does the ending change your perception of the show

39:30 HIMYM vs Parks and Recreation

42:40 In defense of HIMYM

47:20 Favorite love interests for Ted

52:00 How I Met Your Father

56:10 Peace out, homies!

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February 9, 2017

003 January Recs

00:00 Music and Intros

01:15 January Recommendations

02:05 Lucy Dacus - No Burden

06:15 The xx - I See You

09:40 Father John Misty’s singles

10:20 Pure Comedy due out April 17th

11:00 “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” music video

12:15 “Ballad of the Dying Man

13:15 Run the Jewels 3

18:55 Sinai Vessel - Brokenlegged

22:40 Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

26:25 Gimlet Media Podcast Recs

26:50 Crimetown

28:35 Twice Removed

31:40 DTR

33:30 Happy Endings on Hulu

38:00 Bravest Warriors on Youtube

42:35 The Magicians on Syfy

46:35 Voltron on Netflix

49:00 Next Episode

51:10 Duces! We out!

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