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Everything is Awesome is a weekly love letter to all things awesome. Brought to you by Jeff Richardson and KC KAOS, two great writers and hilarious friends, who love talking about cool artistic stuff with cool people.
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Sep 18, 2016
Episode 67: I Feel the Injustice ft Yung Fern

In which KC expresses her interest in Snoop Lion; Snoop has a documentary on Netflix called Reincarnated; Yung Fern is reviewed for the Seattle Weekly; Fern explains the significance of Big Bitter, Ghoulavelli, Preacher Nicky, and Midnight Snack; Fern talks about welding in Alaska; the man interprets his own dreams, thank you very much; many dream subjects are really about penises; KC is awash in Instagram followers; therapists sound boring when you're young; Jeff inquires after a Mr. Peanut Butter costume; the Affordable Care Act is slighted and defended through grunts; Wilson and Sherman call for unity, while others actually do something*; KC reads her own strong words on 9/11; we discuss the generational impact of war; and more.

 

Plugs:

 

Go see Fern in Southern California or Nevada: @yungxfern on twitter, @therealyungfern  on Instagram

Sept 24th - Dockyard Derby Dames first bout of the season, 7 pm, Pierce College

Sept 30th - Skateclub with KC as a ref!

Sept 23rd - Oregon Trail with Jim Stewart Allen, 7 pm, Pocket Theater

Sept 28th - Bianca del Rio, Seattle

Oct 1st - Everything is Awesome presents Jeff's Big Four Oh-No, 7 pm,  Mailman Studios

Oct 5th - Creative Colloquy Crawl, Tacoma

 

Podcasts: 

 

Last Podcast on the Left

The Adventure Zone

Historiography

Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin

The Nar Bar with Josh and Narin

Like it or Not with Umi and Ahip

 

Closing Song: "KOSCHEI" - Yung Fern

 

Email us at: everythingisawesomepodcast@gmail.com

Sep 11, 2016
Mini Episode 7: Introducing The Nar Bar ft Josh Firestine and Narin Vann

In which Jeff and KC welcome new podcast professionals Narin Vann and Josh Firestine to Mailman Studios to discuss their most excellent podcast, The Nar Bar; the fellas get a quick tutorial in podcastery; Narin explains what the Nar Bar is and why it matters; Facebook unfriends Jeff and Josh; Josh's guest hosting episode disappears into the secret vault; Jeff gets a President's blood on his waistcoat; we roll a special clip from the inaugural episode of "The Nar Bar" featuring food talk, unemployed Portlanders, and poop; Josh sings a wicked cool intro tune; and more!

 

Podcasts you should listen to:

 

Last Podcast on the Left

Smart People Podcast

TED Radio Hour

Elephant Crossing

 

Closing Song: "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots

Sep 3, 2016
Episode 66: We'll Cut That Out (Trip to Chateau Ste Michelle) ft Bob Dick and Carol Olsen

In which Jeff and KC travel northward to the fabled Chateau Ste Michelle winery to attend the annual TBTL Picnic, Jeff's mom and dad come with; KC creates more chaos; Luke Burbank erupts with joy; hundreds of Ten ten it up all over the wine tasting room; Mom tells the story of the scandalous roommates; KC objects strenuously;  Dad and Mom debate pigeons in pairs; Snoqualmie Falls or Snow Lake?; Hawaiian military resorts are neat; Jeff tells a joke and no one laughs; KC tells of the time when Jeff ran to escape a wall of seafoam (and let his dog get swamped); directions are given and map apps debated; Jeff does not love computerized voices; Waze sponsors hithchiking and Jeff predicts more axe murder; Dad bums us out with the latest police shooting; more Waze chat; Mom fears the worst; Jeff shares his fruit fly-fighting secrets; Moms gots all the fly swatters; yawns proliferate;  Jeff pulls a classic Jeff; KC lays down the law as regards navigation; Mom and Dad share Waze horror stories; Jeff gets his garage door workin (not a euphemism); KC recognizes Janys AKA Professor Doom; KC and Jeff recap the TBTL picnic at Chateau Ste Michelle; Erica Knapp and the fam saved us a spot; "mook chu" means "sour face" in Cambodian; KC welcomes the Infinite Listener; God blesses America; Janys and Chris make the acquaintance of your favorite podcasters; KC gets her first fan hug; KC loves that Stranger Things stuff; Jeff pulls a semiracist boner; and Jeff waters weeds.

 

Closing Song: "Summer Love" from Grease

 

Podcasts you should listen to:

 

TBTL - Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh

Livewire Radio with Luke Burbank

After These Messages with Andrew Walsh & Genevieve Haas

 

Aug 28, 2016
Episode 65b: Comics of Destiny Part Two: Vaccine Chatter ft Michael Fitzgerald and Matt Lemanski

In which KC and Jeff strike out on the open road; KC's car gets worked on; the team goes to the liberry; Vaxxed is a documentary about vaccines and KC watched it; Michael Moore fudges some details; Matt mentions Eric Anderson of The Trouble With Trivia fame; Louis gets some homemade cheesecake on his beak; Freakonomics discussed re: abortions and crime; Matt's friends are turning 40 and still don't have children; Mike reminds us that having kids is expensive; the Ghostbusters are not a governmental organization; child psychic predicts vaccine-related autism; Merck and the CDC colluding to hide evidence?; Matt shares a deeply unsettling poem; turns out Mike was a journalism major and newspaper editor but doesn't consider himself a writer; Destiny City Comics Plug #13; Jeff and KC are driving to Seattle and talking plugs and podcasts, and more!

 

Closing Song: "Wrecking Ball (Ra Ra)" by The Vaccines

 

Plugs:

 

Hilltop Street Fair - August 27, Hilltop Tacoma

Chateau Ste Michelle TBTL Picnic - August 31, Woodinville

Jose's Hammertime - Sept 1, Tacoma Comedy Club

Bumbershoot - Labor Day weekend

Fruit Juice - Sept 3, Metcalf Manor Olympia

Dain Norman EP Release - Sept 9, Bob's Java Jive

Maria Bamford - Sept 17, Moore Theatre

 

Dolly Parton - Sept 21, Kent

Tacoma Moon Festival - Sept 24

Dockyard Derby Dames Season 11 Opener - Sept 24, Pierce College

DDD New Bruiser Intake Session - Sept 25

Bianca Del Rio - Sept 28, Showbox SODO

Skate Club - Sept 30, Southgate Roller Rink

Tegan and Sara - October

WFTDA Championship (and KC's birthday) - November 4, Portland OR

Susan Jones and JAMCO Comedy Series - Nov 19, Renton Civic Theatre

 

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Aug 21, 2016
Episode 65: Comics of Destiny: The Mike and Matt Story ft Michael Fitzgerald and Matt Lemanski

In which macaroni and cheese is prepared; KC and Jeff do a double intro; Destiny City Comics Plug #1; we learn that Linda Blair was Mike's teacher at UWT; Tacoma Co-Op Closes; Destiny City Comics Plug #2; we debate Deep Tissue v Swedish; Harry Potter Midnight Release Party takes it out of Mike; Destiny City Comics Plug #3; Mike lays money down on Final Fantasy 15; Destiny City Comics Plug #4; Matt contrasts "Funhome" with "Are You My Mother?"; Jeff uploads episode through Deep Sadness; Three's Company is explored; Mike jumps the gun; Matt learns plants are different in Washington; neighbors want to cut Jeff's grass; Matt explains library life; locking horns is not gay slang; Matt prefers OkCupid; Emma Frost and Psylocke bring the boys together; X-Men Apocalypse receives a ringing endorsement; Destiny City Comics Plugs #5 and #6; Everything is Awesome changes name to Destiny City Radio Hour; Matt suggests an intertextual podcast; Matt writes a song; we ponder Weed Culture; Mike wins an award; KC plugs SegueFest 2016; Destiny City Comics Plug #7 #8 and #9; romance novels get even weirder; a big topic is hinted at (Stay Tuned for Part Two); and Destiny City Comics Plug #10!

Plugs:

  • Creative Colloquy Crawl at Destiny City Comics with Mikayla Eaves and Green Flash; 
  • Crescent Moon Gifts
  • Fred Bowski at the Blackstar Grill August 19

Podcasts:

  • Trouble With Trivia
  • Ink Studs
  • Grit City Podcast
  • How Did This Get Made?
  • Getting Doug With High
  • WTF!
  • Star Date
  • Captain Blast-Off
  • Walking the Room
  • The Dollop
  • American Mythology
  • Planet Money
  • Lore
  • Sword & Scale
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Stuff You Should Know

Songs in this episode:

"Guttersnipe Bridge" by RA Scion and "Let Me Take You Higher" by Sly and the Family Stone

Aug 14, 2016
Episode 64: The Story of Little Queenie ft Linda Nicole Blair

In which Jeff and KC welcome to the studio Tacoma-based uber-educator, author, and singer/songwriter Linda Nicole Blair; we learn the rundown about Little Queenie and her long love affair with her husband; a rock that looks like Mordor hovers above the desert; KC celebrates the eleventh season of derby in Tacoma; KC edits her first movie; Nicole's parents plied her with books and spoken poetry; Mrs Basich rocks the literature education game; we learn about a supremely awesome 60s family band; cool kids take the bus in from the Harbor; hookups gotten, questions asked; Chopin, Mansfield, and Woolf do that poetry thang; an illegal immigrants' story makes us cry; Literary Darwinism is explained; Linda plays some original music; nights are wild and seas are heavy; seas roil beneath tundra; Jeff leads the Mutual Admiration Society; and Bianca del Rio is coming!

 

Songs in this episode:

"Indian Lake" by The Cowsills

"Wild Night","Little Queenie", and "Tennessee Honey, Mississippi Shine" by Linda Nicole Blair

Aug 1, 2016
Special Bonus Episode:  Shattered Worlds RPG: Day One

In which Jeff plays a round of Shattered Worlds RPG with five new friendos; the game is fun and Jeff aims to play it some more!

 

Contact Jeff at everythingisawesomepodcast@gmail.com if'n you want to be a part of this exciting new frontier in tabletop dorkgaming. We're having lots of fun! We're gonna have our own podcast very soon!

 

PS  Go like us on Facebook: Shattered Worlds RPG

Aug 1, 2016
Episode 63: A Night in Paris with Jeff and KC

In which Jeff & KC rock it duo-style, asking each other questions and stuff; KC talks about a cool film called Gigi, with Leslie Caron; OG Ghostbusters gets harshly reviewed by KC; apparently Amy Schumer and Jon Cena had full-on sexy sex on the set of Trainwreck, which Jeff pooh-poohs; Big Bill Clinton was an obnoxious free trader; Jeff and KC disagree without being disagreeable; KC practices a lot of patience, and more!

 

Songs in this episode:

 

"Runaway" - AURORA

"Ophelia" - The Lumineers

Jul 30, 2016
Mini Episode 6: DNC Musings with Jeff & KC

In which Jeff plays a clip of President Obama's inspiring speech from the Democratic National Convention; Jeff and KC discuss his previous life as an anti-war activist and labor leader; we consider the possible danger of a Trump presidency; and Jeff makes up a little song.

Hope you like it!

Jul 24, 2016
Episode 62: Bully Issues and Reel Talk ft Eric Anderson

In which The Trouble With Trivia's own Eric Anderson returns to bro down with the squad, indulging in a flurry of pop culture topics as well as some deeper subjects; Prince demolishes Bowie at Skate Club; Stranger Things is a good show; Jeff and KC return to Creative Colloquy; Eric plays tabletop D & D in an online forum; Eric has two kids; his old webseries lives on in the zombie crypt that is myspace; we learn how Eric and Mike made their acquaintance; the topic of plagiarism is explored; Trump makes no sense and  doesn't seem to care; Eric explains why Trump's supporters make him so angry; optimists are often late; Eric explains the concept of the "negative optimist"; monkey minds and monks square off; Dan Harmon and Seeso bring forth cartoon nerdery; Pokemon go crazy; cats and backpacks; Eric gives us a peek at his upcoming graphic novel; strong women in nerdy pop culture; Zara steals from artists and sells clothes; Eric and Misha have a movie podcast in the works; Destiny City Comics is still the best place for comics; some plugs are thrown; Eric throws shade on Sublime (pre Rome); Jimmy Cliff has a sweet record with Tim from Rancid; and more!

 

Songs in this episode:

"Carnage" and "TOVirus" -  Eric Anderson

"Blast" - Clams Casino

Jul 19, 2016
Episode 61: I Will Crawl Under My Blanket of Sadness ft Jason Kaminski

In which Jeff and KC check in with singer/songwriter Jason Kaminski in his hotel room; we learn that the desert is hot; Jeff's cat Creampuff returns to the studio, safe and healthy, if a bit perturbed; America gets weird; we get to know Jason the man; his dad had some sweet records, including Bowie, Lou Reed, and the Beatles; Columbia House   returning with vinyl? Warm 106.9 was the soundtrack for KC's childhood; Jason strives to be the kind of teacher he wished he had had; KC gets political; Jeff reveals his desire to live the rock star life; Jason also mentions he has a band, Stalemate, who also have a new record out; writing deep feeling songs that express his realness is the Kaminski Method; Polish Vikings were the best Vikings; it's nice when people tell you how their music moved you; Walking the Room comes to an end; Jason's students sometimes ask to hear his music; and he recommends a podcast called Lousy Weather Media, from Akron, Ohio.

 

Songs included in this episode:

"Fireflies" and "New Orleans" -  Jason Kaminski 

"Breadwinner" and "Bright Lights, Salty Mouths" - Stalemate

"Ziggy Stardust" - David Bowie (RIP)

Jul 12, 2016
Episode 60: Rooftop Sparkler Party

In which Jeff and KC experience the highs and lows of Independence week in America; Jeff luxuriates in vacation-related relaxation; KC draws parallels between planning methods and eating candy in the health-food aisle; KC gets splashed on her tan; Lil Lady Mormont earns her own spin-off show; Jeff gets in a car accident; KC describes a great new documentary, The Beginning of Life; Gisele Bunchen-Brady gots some good childrearin idears; we honor Alton Sterling, RIP, but don't go deep into the issue (stay tuned, we have thoughts); Jeff reads friend of the show Erica Knapp's latest blog post, and gets some dust in his eyes; KC reads a fresh new poem, "The Tundra Sea"; and plugs are made and podcasts extolled (including Historiography, American Mythology, Hug Life, Mental Illness Happy Hour, and Everything is Awesome with Nerdy Kev).

 

Closing Song: "Cold In The Sun" - Jason Kaminski

Jul 6, 2016
Jul 6, 2016
Episode 59: American Mythology ft. Greg Carlock

In which the host of awesome podcast, American Mythology, Greg Carlock visits the studio via the magic of the internet; discussion of various and sundry topics affecting our lives as Americans takes place; Jeff japes while KC waxes poetical; and we cover other great podcasts doing it nearly as well as this one.

 

Closing Song: "Flood on the Floor" - Purity Ring

 

Check out Greg's rad podcast, and kick a few listens his way!

 

American Mythology: americanmythologypodcast.com

 

Don't forget to contact us at everythingisawesomepodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @EIAPodcast @eljefetacoma

Instagram: @kckaos911

Jul 4, 2016
GoT Season Finale Superchat with Fred Bowski and Friends!

In which Fred, Tabitha, and Caleb join Jeff and KC to experience the Season Finale of Game of Thrones "The Winds of Winter"; predictions are made (and challenged); Dorn!; spears and guys with spears; huge twists requested, huge twists received; the introduction of 'Lil Stabby; the burning of that wack church; one "bloop" to the kidney; Tommen takes a tumble; we ponder Cersei's next move; Sam and Gilly find the liberry; Jon doesn't seem to wonder why the Knights were taking their sweet time to join the battle; Davos finds the magic stag and gets real P.O.ed; winter decides to show up (finally); crop rotation in the Seven Kingdoms; Olenna rocks some sweet sweet baldspot-covering hats; Denaerys leaves Dario for sexier climes; [the crew forgets to mention Tyrion and Danaerys are broin down like old school homies]; Arya timelapses and serves a delicious Frey facepie; [SPOLIER DELETE]; Sansa's like nah whatever; Lil Lady Mormont gives a badass speech; we get that Targaryen information; Jon Snow gets just what he always wanted; Cersei's Oscar dress is iced out and bangin; the crew engages in a substantive discussion of Westerosian Geography; teleportation and dragon-ridin Varys; Jeff tells quite possibly the most hilarious jokes in show history; and another season of television awesomeness is at an end. Til next year, throners!

 

Song this episode: Game of Thrones Soundtrack Season 6X10 - Ramin Djawadi

Jun 26, 2016
Game of Thrones Chat

In which Fred Bowski returns to discuss Season 6, Episode 9: "Battle of the Bastards"; the Season Opener is recalled, which began with a whimper; Tyrion and Khaleesi got some things to work out; dragons be comin to burn those masters; CGI is decent; the drawbacks of dragonriding and the power of Kiegel exercises; D-Day, PTSD, and slaver sailors diving for their lives; Jon Snow is not havin it; Melisandre is all live and let god; Tormund and Davos bro down on kings and queens and stuff; Yara pops the booty and Daenerys catches feelings; the bastards face off; flayed men and Rickon a-runnin; Sansa understands the game; why didn't the giant cut off the shields before they closed in on everyone; theatrical surround; piling the bodies; awesome swordfighting; Knights of the Vale roll in late af; the giant punches the door while Bolton dummies shoot; Ramsey gets the shit kicked out of him; Ramsey goes out in the worst worst way; and stuff be gettin cray.

 

Closing Song: Game of Thrones Soundtrack Ramsay suite

Jun 26, 2016
Episode 58: Son of a Mob Hit Man ft Derek Sheen

In which Seattle standup comedy hero Derek Sheen stops by the studio for an interview: Derek's father had some interesting adventures as a mafia hit man; Derek played guitars; a sixteenth birthday goes seriously awry; a bad father is also a terrible criminal, just bad at it; Derek gets a job and bugs out; Derek dispenses strong advice on anger (and parenting); Derek reveals the freedom of not having children and keeping connected with his spouse on the road; we discuss the gun thing, the Tronald, and r-a-p-e; Jeff praises Derek for his facility with words; Jeff reads a thing he's been writing; Derek explains what sort of comedian he wants to be; and much more!

 

Closing Song: "Baptized in Muddy Waters" - Ayron Jones and the Way

Jun 24, 2016
Mini Episode 5: Derek Sheen Game o' Throne Brodown

In which famed Seattle comic Derek Sheen delivers hard-hitting analysis and sophisticated predictions on the awesome season of television that is this year's Game of Thrones. Stay tuned for the full episode of awesome talk with Derek, coming soon!

 

Closing Song: "Girl Harbor" - Manchester Orchestra

Jun 24, 2016
Game of Thrones Chat

In which Jeff and KC revisit the awesomest of sword and sorcery shows, Game of Thrones; Circe is portrayed in a very poignant way by Lady Crane; Arya bleeds in a closet; Lady Crane is apparently an ass-kicking badass; the Hound lays a hardcore beatdown on a gang of dufuses (including one icky bumfingerer); a red priestess/Vampire Diarist preaches while Varys and the most famous dwarf in the galaxy bid their adieus; Circe faces off with her former lovin jerkhead cousin; Circe chooses head ripping; Brienne crushes on Jaime; Bronn teaches Pod how to brawl (after touching his junk); Brienne fails once again; King Tommen pulls a dick move and blows off his mom; Missandei takes the walk of shame; Jaime offers to chuck Edmuir's kid over the walls; Blackfish gets his swordfight on; fire rains down on the pyramid at Mereen; Daenerys Stormborn finally returns to kick some slaver ass; Clegane gets some new boots and might head north; waif rolls T2 style on a bathhouse chasedown; Arya slices a candle and we don't get the fight; a new face shows up on the wall and Arya heads back home.

 

Closing Song: "Daenerys's Theme (Chorale)"

Jun 19, 2016
Episode 57: The Floating Dead ft. Phil Dirt

In which Jeff and KC interview the super talented roller derby announcin, secret-job havin, heat stroke survivin, former punk rock super Spokane stallion Phil Dirt; KC gets her ocean party on with the Marauding Mollys; the hobbit from Love, Actually is discussed in exhaustive detail; Hillary wins New Jersey; Jazzbones gets the most DUIs; zombies are effing swimming now, for Christ's sake; and much, much more.

 

Songs in this episode:

"My First, My Last, My Everything" - Barry White

"I'm So Bremerton" - White Girl Wasted

 

 

Jun 19, 2016
Game of Thrones Chat

In which Jeff and KC tackle the issues raised and plots bloody of the most recent episode of Game of Thrones: "The Broken Man"; The Hound hears a nice speech and then all his friends die; Lady Olenna puts a harsh burn on Cersei; Margery tells Grammama to get her old backside back to Highgarden; Sansa gets schooled by a little lady; Davos bros down and makes the sale; The Blackfish hits Jaime with a real Downton Abbey style burn; Yara likes the hoes and tells Theon to sack up; and Arya gets set to dip before plans go a bit wonky.

 

Closing Song: "The Bear and the Maiden Faire" - The Hold Steady

 

Jun 18, 2016
Game of Thrones Chat

In which Jeff and KC discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Episode 6 Season 6 "Blood of My Blood". All sorts of great stuff in this one, especially a super great kiss.

 

We love this show!

Jun 14, 2016

In which Jeff remembers the victims of the Orlando shooting and reads their names.

Jun 12, 2016
Episode 56b: More with Seranine

In which we gain a deeper understanding of the life and ideas of Seranine, beginning with the aftermath of her family's car accident; her unfolding understanding of who she was and who she would become; music, acting, modeling, and social media; looking for work as a trans woman in transition between lives; and more.

Closing Song: "With Arms Outstretched" - Rilo Kiley

For some reason there's a bunch more stuff after the song. Not sure why. Magic?

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