New Music: Old Best Friend - "Anna"
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Old Best Friend has a new record coming out in February of this new year. The lead single from that record is called “Anna” and it premiered yesterday on Chorus.fm. Old Best Friend · AnnaMike put together a nice little...

David Lowery Q&A on Letterboxd
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Directory David Lowery is promoting his new film The Old Man & the Gun, which has been getting great reviews. In the process however, he is beginning to realize that maybe it’s his last one that he will be...

Reading List: 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'
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Perhaps the only event bigger than Christmas worth celebrating this year is the release of The 1975's latest album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, which dropped on Friday. I've been enjoying the album a lot. So much so that...

Podcast Recommendation: The Undersiders
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A new podcasting publisher has popped up called Engle and their first show is a hit. The Undersiders is a series about the intersections between the burgeoning hip-hop movement and the sale of drugs at mass. The show is produced...

Will Ferrell Interviews Joaquin Phoenix for Interview Magazine
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Interview Magazine either gave Will Ferrell the opportunity to interview Joaquin Phoenix or Joaquin Phoenix the opportunity to be interviewed by Will Ferrell. FERRELL: I love everything. I was recently thinking about your role in Gladiator [2000], which is a...

Wedding Hits With A Same-Sex Twist
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In a new EP titled Universal Love, six classic love songs have been reimagined to be more inclusive. As marriage has become more inclusive, it seems like it’s time the music we use to celebrate it caught up. That’...

Purevolume to Shut Down
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Jason at Chorus.fm noticed today that PureVolume will be shutting down at the end of the month. According to a pop-up on the site's homepage, folks with songs hosted there "will have until April 30th, 2018 to download" them....

This Artist Turned iTunes's Terms and Conditions into a Graphic Novel
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From Vice: Artist Robert Sikoryak is obsessed with transforming works everyone "should" read—from 'Anna Karenina' to 'War and Peace'—into digestible graphic novels. Now he's turned his attention to iTunes's terms and conditions contract, giving it a voice through...

What Would Happen if a Nuclear Bomb Went Off in Your Town?
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This simulator from Outrider shows you just how far the disastrous effects of a nuclear explosion would reach if such a bomb was dropped in your zip code. Earlier this month, Vladmir Putin boasted about a new arsenal of transcontinental...

Friday releases: The Weeknd, Bohnes, Punchline, Kacey Musgraves
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There's plenty of great music out this weekend. Here's what I'd recommend: The Weeknd - My Dear Melencholy The Weeknd dropped a new EP tonight. The biggest surprise wasn't 6 new tracks with just two days notice, but the throwback...

What to Do if Your Favorite Indie Band Goes Mainstream
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Jon Plester at McSweeney's: Option 1 Denounce their entire catalog. Declare them corporate shills, forever dead in your eyes. Option 2 Continue to listen to them, but only their self-released albums from before they signed to that major label. Whenever...

Inside Spike Jonze’s Apple Ad
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Adweek has a really neat look behind the scenes of Spike Jonze's ad for the Apple HomePod starring FKA Twigs and new music by Anderson .Paak. Incredibly, all of the wall movements were shot practically which meant a lot of...

System Fonts in CSS
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Craig Hockenberry: This whole process has been fascinating for me to watch. What started as a simple idea ended up being discussed and implemented by dozens of talented engineers. The result is a web that’s better and easier for...

BF 27: Young, Dumb, and Rebel Scum
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Back again for a look at the Solo teaser trailers. In the twenty-seventh episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob take a "quick" look at the Han Solo teasers aired during the Super Bowl.Find the show on Twitter and...

BF 26: Things That I Buy: A Holiday Special
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In 2013 A friend introduced me to Old Best Friends’s ‘Keep In Touch,’ an EP that changed my world. Over the next year Mike Comite and I became friends. In 2015, we started a podcast called Bantha Fodder. We’...

BF 25: I Just Word Vomited All Over You
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Well, another Star Wars movie has arrived and I had some thoughts. This is the best place to get my initial reaction this year. In the twenty-fifth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob take their time on The Last...

BF 24: Fan Edit The Word Diet (DigModiFicaTion Part 3)
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In the final episode of our trilogy of fan-edit appreciation, we talk to fan editor DigModiFicaTion about Rise Of The Rebellion and Heir To The Force. Dig is a cool dude. We hope he doesn't find a reason to fan-edit...

BF 23: The Force Touches Him (DigModiFicaTion Part 2)
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I tricked Mike into watching the Star Wars movies more often under the pretense of fan edits. This is part two. In the twenty-third episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob continue their fan-edit fiesta with DigModiFicaTion's Rise Of The...

BF 22: Cheese Is Integral (DigModiFicaTion Part 1)
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I tricked Mike into watching the Star Wars movies more often under the pretense of fan edits. This is part one. In the twenty-second episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob check out Heir To The Force, DigModiFicaTion's edit of...

BF 21: How's That For Choobies
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A year later, Mike finished the book! In the twenty-first episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob discuss Bloodline by Claudia Gray.Find the show on Twitter and at banthafodder.fm....

BF 20: A Sith Smoothie
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Mike and I did one of our world famous trailer breakdowns. Enjoy! In the Twentieth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob exhume, penetrate, and disclose the secrets of The Last Jedi teaser that debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando...

BF 19: Jars of Sand
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Mike and I run through everything we possibly can from Celebration 2017 and make plans to go to the next one. In the nineteenth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob discuss Star Wars Celebration 2017! From The Last Jedi...

BF 18: No Sequel, Kid
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Mike and I watched a documentary about those actors you don't remember from Star Wars and what they are doing now. In the eighteenth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob do some Star Wars news catch-up and talk about...

BF 17: Luke Will Have Lines
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The title for Episode VIII is out, so Mike and I started picking apart what it could mean. We make a few plot predictions and talk about our favorite moments in our first year as Star Wars podcasters. Thank you...

VBR #23: 'Personal Mario Arcade Machine', with guest James Cassar
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James and I recorded an episode of Variable Bitrate together in Chicago. Unfortunately, it was shit. Time constraints and the weariness of walking and talking for 3 hours around Navy Pier didn't allow us to do the thing justice. I...

BF 16: She Does Not Rebel
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We both saw Rogue One, one more than the other. We pretty much talk about that. This is a great starter episode for anyone who hasn't checked out the show so far. In the sixteenth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike...

BF 15: The Night After Jedha: A Holiday Special
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Bantha Fodder is celebrating the holidays the only way they know how, with dorky references to background characters in their favorite science fiction franchise. In the fifteenth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob are up late waiting for Santa...

VBR #22: 'That Was The Kit', with guest Jake Floyd
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I met Jake on tour with You, Me, And Everyone We Know, Squid The Whale, and Sugar Glyder. We didn't get a lot of face time then, but I've enjoyed his social media activity since. He's been on my guest...

BF 14: Aim Higher, Please!
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Mike and I love messing with the format, trying new production techniques, and finding fun things to do with the podcast. I think we really stumbled upon something great this time. In the fourteenth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and...

VBR #20: 'On My Bus, Nobody Goes To Sleep', with guest Danny Samet
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Danny is the NICEST guy! He's also well traveled, committed, and hardworking. Ladies? Danny Samet has toured with bands like Say Anything, Two Door Cinema Club, Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, The Academy Is, and so many more. In just 5...

BF 13: I Have A Bad Feeling About This
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Increase the auxiliary thrusters and divert forward shield power to the hyperdrive, we're podcasting with a higher frequency! No promises, of course, but this is one of two episode we recorded last week to make up for our long gap....