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Mark and Grant
Don't let the name fool you. This is not a comedy podcast. Send feedback to email@example.com.
4 days ago
106: Naughty Word Seagulls
Mark asserts that Grant should work at a menswear store. A larger conversation around retail and customer service evolves. Grant brings The Knight Life. A convoluted description later, Mark is venting about some training he’s been stuck doing at work. Some things are just chores. Mark brings a Foolish Mortals comic. Vitriol is spewed about seagulls, and that’s about all there is time for. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 23, 2020
105: My Cooking Box is Bigger Than Yours
The pizza challenge was met. Tune in to see the results. Mark brings a Life on Earth comic to establish Grant’s role in a rock band. After a bit of dithering, a position is agreed upon. The formation of said band is punted to a later conversation. Grant brings a Little Fried Chicken and Sushi comic. He wants to know how adventurous Mark is in the kitchen. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jul 16, 2020
104: Trips and Ticks
Mark provides a tent update and opines on sleeping bags. Grant’s pizza challenge returns with a vengeance, so stay tuned. Mark and Grant each tell a story. Grant brings a Cul de Sac comic. Mark isn’t always a go-getter, and agrees that Grant’s friend has some things to work through. Mark brings a comic by Jeff Stahler to discuss Hamilton. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 9, 2020
103: Socks and Resurrection
Mark and Grant recount their weekend events, and Mark explains kayak instability. Camping is also discussed with vigor, and an excellent week in Mark’s life. Mark brings a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic, hoping to talk about hotels. Grant is cheap, while Mark enjoys convenience. Both agree that camping in D.C. wouldn’t be ideal. Grant brings a Big Nate comic to briefly mention some simple pleasures he’s recently had. Mark bites and provides one as well. The ending is wholesome. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jul 2, 2020
102: We Could Call it Karen
Mark issues a daring challenge for Grant, and is a little sleepy. Your hosts finally find a point of agreement. Mark makes a new account, and your hosts have strong feelings about a user interface. Grant brings a Frazz comic. First order of business is the comment section. What’s character building? Is it just a scam by adults? It’s not about being tough, no matter what people in from the ‘50s say. Mark brings an Imagine This comic, and Grant provides fodder for the discussion. Mark can’t keep plants alive, but he surely can name them. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 25, 2020
101: The Next Hit Garden Flamingo
Mark has a technical problem and victory, trusting his faith in that which he cannot see. Grant is doing fine, but may not be a good son. Your hosts are not on the same page about lawn games, but talk numbers. Mark brings Hot Comics for Cool People. Mark wants to know about what distracts Grant. Grant proposes the converse may take less time. An intriguing discussion of study spaces is had. Grant brings Lola this week. Mark doesn’t improvise too frequently, but lawn flamingos could be better-designed. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jun 19, 2020
100: Episode of Glory
To make up for all that was just reported, Mark and Grant recorded a romantic episode of their native utopia. Grant brings an Arlo and Janis comic, wishing to talk about oysters. Mark claims oysters are dangerous, and particularly impractical when editing a podcast. Mark brings a Get Fuzzy comic to talk about wall comics. Curiously, your hosts haven’t discussed conclusions of a long-running podcast topic before. Space is tight. Note: The show notes were generated by an AI using the previous 99 episodes, and your hosts lovingly crafted an episode around the notes. Blame the AI for the content. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 11, 2020
99: Lip-to-Skin Contact Stories
Grant didn’t have a good weekend. Or, well, maybe he did. Frozen pizzas are briefly discussed, and a revelation about food temperature is had. Mark brought a Spot the Frog comic. Grant doesn’t spot the toad, but does solve the logic problem. He has a pretty lukewarm relationship with those amphibians anyway. Grant brought a Lola comic. Once again ignoring his place in the podcast, he tries to have a serious conversation about honesty. Always up for a challenge, Mark takes it seriously. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jun 4, 2020
98: Brand Name Vegan Meat Alternatives
Mark has yawning problems and has a real hankering for cheese curds. Some fast food stories are swapped, and your hosts try to adequately address national tensions. They care. Finally, the intro wraps up with meat substitutes. Grant brings a Reality Check comic. In an effort to remain positive, your hosts discuss green flags of restaurant experiences, and how Mark was a brown-noser to old ladies at Applebee’s. Mark brings a Savage Chickens comic, as both hosts espouse the virtues of pie over cake. Except ice cream cake, that stuff is good. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28, 2020
97: A Palm to the Forehead
Mark is back in Minnesota, and Grant has two unrelated tangents to discuss. Note: Due to travel, this episode was not as painstakingly pored over while editing like usual, so apologies for any issues. Mark brings a Rabbits Against Magic comic. What inventions are useful? Do we need a sarcasm font? How about transparent toasters? How much would they cost? Grant brings a Speed Bump comic. Your hosts disagree on what constitutes banter, but they both feel it’s good for the show, regardless of how wary that ideal is reached. Send feedback to email@example.com.
May 21, 2020
96: Bed Cot Philly Paper
Mark has some soda. After a bit of dithering about ginger, Mark explains his tiredness in connection to Star Wars. Grant brings a Baldo comic. After a Firefly recommendation, Mark waxes nostalgic about Spongebob and other shows of his youth. Grant is emotionally attached to Chuck, and Mark was a nerd as a kid. Mark brings The Gentleman’s Armchair. Personification of characters and indictments of TED Talks abound. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14, 2020
95: Our Goth Episode
It’s a wild one, folks. Your hosts are feeling a bit goth (or emo?) and potpourri of topics follows. Mark brings The Other End, and eventually gets to talk about juice. Grant doesn’t drink much of it, and it’s bad for his dental hygiene. Your hosts consider funding opportunities. Grant brings a Cornered comic to talk fake words. Mark and Grant disagree on what good fake words are, and Grant receives a compliment. Send feedback to email@example.com.
May 7, 2020
94: Hallucinating About Bugs
Mark has a few observations to make, although Grant does not find them as universally accepted. Energy bills and adjectives are also discussed. Grant brings a Questionable Quotebook comic. After a brief aside on erasers and a classroom story from Mark, an argument is formed about how your hosts communicate with each other. Analogies and metaphors are stretched to their limits, and nothing is ever resolved. Again. Mark brings an Imogen Quest comic to focus on a comment that puts internet intellectual superiority on full display. Down the rabbit hole your hosts go as they narrowly avoid starting a potential Twitter feud. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 30, 2020
93: A Cartoon Number of Fingers
It’s hotter than blazes, so Mark might be in all sorts of moods. Grant has some personal technology problems, and everyone learned. Mark brings The Gentleman’s Armchair. A brief critique about art spirals into middle school flashbacks, and nobody finds out why the comic was chosen in the first place. Grant brings a Brewster Rockit comic. Mark explains the plot of the Piña Colada song, then divulges his stress-eating habits. Grant questions whether it’s true stress-eating. After nominal disagreement, some sort of conclusion is reached. Maybe. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Apr 23, 2020
92: Stop Trying to Thunderstorm Me
The intro is a beautiful conglomeration of all your hosts’ interests, fears, and desires. Grant brings a Drabble comic to talk about experience and qualifications. What are they even? What’s the point of the education system? Mark makes an argument for structured learning, and Grant doesn’t disagree. Regretfully, your hosts move on to Mark’s comic: Robbie and Bobby. After some linguistic pedantry, a brief discussion of phone books is followed by a story. A new hashtag is created. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 16, 2020
91: Resting Upset Face
Mark has two things, but the second one is chosen to go first. New tires, new snacks; it’s an exciting time. Further commentary on quarantine is made, although it’s slightly more positive this week. Mark brings Dark Side of the Horse. He just wants to talk about mini-golf, but it quickly turns into a broader conversation about social interaction. Bowling, anyone? Grant brings a Red and Rover comic. Mark assumes the conversation will go towards sauerkraut, but it veers towards tasty snacks and treats. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Apr 9, 2020
90: I Recognize Your Visual Form
Our first ever second time guest back for the first time. After a brief discussion about dreams, the boys get into it. Grant brings The Duplex to dive straight into relationship talk. Do you make real friends when you have a significant other? Or does it all fall apart like a flimsy house of cards? Grant’s reactions to Matt and Mark sound like there’s been trouble in paradise before. Matt brings a Dilbert comic to keep things simple. Which of your hosts and guests have a comfortable work environment? Mark brings a Nick and Zuzu comic for a deep-dive into very specific word connotations. It’s not exciting, but it’s definitely content. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 2, 2020
89: Mice and Keybad
Mark comes in hot with YouTube recommendations for these lonely times, while your hosts both describe why weird schedules are weird. Mark brings a Real Life Adventures comic. Mark likes model planes, while Grant made a kite. Boomerangs are a significant accomplishment. Grant brings Moderately Confused and refuses to do any work on his own for the first few minutes. Eventually he brings up camping, and then quickly pivots to pandemic-related logistics. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Mar 26, 2020
88: Lying to Young Children
Mark measures things positively and went to the store. Work has gotten crazier for both hosts. Grant brings an AJ and Magnus comic, and Grant wonders how cavalier Mark is at work with implementing his own ideas. It turns out both hosts think they’re reasonable, but Grant has to be more careful. Mark brings a Frazz comic, and Grant is confident in his ability to tell a story. Who cares about kids anyway? Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 19, 2020
87: Burp Scene of My Youth
All of Mark’s activities are canceled, and it’s not getting better. Grant and Mark both give updates on their local pandemic status. Mark tries to share a few good-natured stories, and Grant also had Chipotle. We all fight our own battles. Mark brings a Loose Parts comic. What’s a shared space? As someone not working from home, Grant has some decent suggestions to do the opposite. Grant brings a 9 Chickweed Lane comic and asks about a deep topic. What happens when shared experiences aren’t shared? Send feedback to email@example.com.
Mar 12, 2020
86: It Doesn't Give You the Poops!
Mark is busy and had quite the day at work. Some viral discussion occurs with no real resolution. Grant fails to execute on a funny anecdote of his own, and Mark made it to the DMV. Grant brings a JumpStart comic to talk about plane talk. Mark isn’t a fan of it himself, though he doesn’t begrudge other people who start a conversation. Grant had a lovely experience, causing reevaluation of life choices. Mark goes on several tangents. Mark brings a Dog Eat Doug comic. He doesn’t really know what to talk about, and ends up trying to bait Grant into talking about chemistry. Safety Data Sheets are a hot topic, as are concentrated acids. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 5, 2020
85: A Cutie at the Clubs
Mark had to be an adult after a period of procrastination, and he wasn’t too thrilled. The DMV is fun, and Grant gives Mark some hope. Grant got some texts, and your hosts determined texts should go the way of email. Mark brings The Adventures of Business Cat. Mark updates Grant on the state of his job. Grant does a PSA for liberal arts colleges, and carefully dances around specifics as he discusses his own job. Grant brings an Overboard comic and tells a story that lasts both too long and not long enough. Then for some reason, lint is discussed. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Feb 27, 2020
84: The Nature of the Sandwich
Grant went to the store, and Mark has been busy. A story of food experimentation is told. In an attempt to cause more ruckus, Grant goes first with a Speed Bump comic. Your hosts talk about whether they enjoy being busy, and Mark is skeptical about Grant’s supposed productivity boost under time constraint. Mark brings a Rabbits Against Magic comic. What drinks do your hosts enjoy during meals, and how hard do they try to recreate food options from their childhoods? Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 20, 2020
83: Our Loyal Listeners in Baraboo
Mark got Girl Scout cookies, and Grant has an opinion. A few minutes later, Grant is having none of this. Some people aren’t fans of trivia. Grant brings a Big Top comic, and Mark has a few things to say about it. What is a lion anyway? Mark eventually addresses Grant’s question, just not in a useful way. Mark wants more jokes. Mark brings an Oh, Brother! comic and manages to fit a few minutes of serious discussion before everything goes off the rails. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Feb 13, 2020
82: If the Area is Breached
Mark has a story of thievery and intrigue. Grant has a story about lights and PPE. Mark brings an F Minus comic. He and Grant have a nostalgic geek-out session over the Magic Tree House series. What a time to grow up, huh? Grant brings a Big Nate comic because he’s unprepared. Mark has a hard time remembering the last time he was, and offers unhelpful advice for those struggling with preparation. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 6, 2020
81: Niche, Pompous Tastes
Mark and Grant get a bit too serious talking about work and business meetings. Things almost get a little saucy until Grant thinks better of it. Not wanting to lose the identity of the podcast, Mark casually shifts to hot dog talk. Grant brings a Frank and Ernest comic. After a long anecdote, he wants to discuss shortcuts. Mark isn’t lazy and doesn’t look for shortcuts, he’s just efficient. Also keyboard shortcuts are fantastic. Mark brings a Dumbwich Castle comic. He has nothing to say, and the show is short on time, so he just has Grant read it. Your hosts learn how to be fancy. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jan 30, 2020
80: Work Butter Into The Conversation
Flustered by technical difficulties prior to the show, your hosts revisit computer talk. Grant’s charger is breaking, and Mark verbally abuses Grant for want of disk space. However, the ship is turned around as the focus becomes food. Mark brings a Haircut Practice comic. Bread is the topic of choice. Grant has become lazy, while Mark demands variety. Grant brings a JumpStart comic. Mark misunderstands Grant’s all-or-nothing topic and tries to bring food back into the mix. After chastising Mark, Grant explains himself. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 23, 2020
79: They Would Swallow It All
In rather unusual fashion, Mark and Grant share some technology updates. Mark has a new keyboard, and Grant is a slow, but steady, convert to window-snapping. Grant brings a Fred Basset comic. Does Mark make food at home? And what does he make? Mark prefers to ignore the question for a bit and weave a tale from his past. Then they talk about bready things and oysters. Mark brings a Peanuts comic to talk about eating food in a bathtub. A heated discussion results. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jan 16, 2020
78: Downtown Big Place
Grant made food this weekend, and Mark participated in several activities. After a movie recommendation, Grant describes his conflicted day at work. Mark had jury duty. Mark brings a Loose Parts comic to talk about modern navigation. How would your hosts survive fifteen, twenty years ago with nothing but maps and their wits to guide them? Could they travel 3 miles north? Grant brings a TOBY comic to discuss making plans. What is the proper etiquette for making plans next week? Why are people flaky? Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 9, 2020
77: Oh, Yo, I'm Gonna Buy A Cabbage!
Mark is recently ill but still has stuff to say and things to do. Grant finally embarked on a months-old project, and Mark considers dinner options. Grant brings a Questionable Quotebook comic. He wants the advice of his dear co-host regarding goals for the new year. It is surprisingly fruitful. Mark brings a Snow Sez comic to talk about fishing. What was Grant’s experience growing up? Did your hosts miss out on anything, or was the real treasure in front of them the whole time? Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jan 2, 2020
76: My Hyena Patronus
It’s a New Year! However your hosts recorded this well before it occurred, so there isn’t much to share. Grant had a rough weekend with adulting, so Mark tells him a joke. Grant doesn’t know how to vamp, but both hosts had cookies at work. Mark brings a Jake Likes Onions comic. What animal abilities would your hosts like? Grant has no idea, so a bonus comic is read. Eventually, Harry Potter trivia is discussed. Grant brings a Red and Rover comic to discuss authenticity, but the wheels come off before your hosts even begin. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 26, 2019
75: I Know Your Arm
Mandatory Holiday Fun is resolved, and Grant explains the show notes. Grant brings a Cornered comic in a rather meta fashion, hoping to catch Mark off guard. A guessing game ensues, followed by a tale of medical woe. Mark brings a PC and Pixel comic so your hosts can wax nostalgic about the Prequels, and about Star Wars in general. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Dec 19, 2019
74: Irregular Yellow Shapes
Half of your hosts are in the holiday spirit. Sweaters and cookies are discussed, as well as a short update on mandatory holiday fun. Grant needs food, and might buy a plane. Mark brings a Reality Check comic. Do your hosts use highlighters? Should they use highlighters? An exploration of their dark pasts reveals the answers. Grant brings a Garfield comic because he forgot his purpose in this episode. Despite that, a good, if brief, discussion of communication occurs. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 12, 2019
73: I Don't Know... Whatever... Fruit Punch
Mark got a new toy, and Grant did not break anything. Mark and Grant talk chemical safety and mandatory fun. Grant brings a Fowl Language comic, and allows Mark to rant a bit about wine. Mark gives Grant and the listeners something to remember, and Grant wants something resolved. Mark brings an Eric the Circle comic. Grant does not connect with animated movies, but at least Mark enjoys abstract comics. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Dec 5, 2019
72: Stop Risking Your Child's Life
Mark has more travel woes, and both hosts recount their holiday weekends. There were some dessert issues. Mark brings an Invisible Bread comic, wishing to talk about the influx of discount cards. He has a bone to pick with grocery stores in particular, while Grant finds a reasonable explanation Mark is hesitant to accept. Grant brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic, because it’s treehouse time. Did your hosts have them? Are they even structurally sound? Listen to find out. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 28, 2019
71: Food Pyramid of Communication
Mark had to figure out health insurance, and wonders how different people deal with computers. Mark professes his love of keyboard shortcuts. Grant brings an Adam@Home comic after a bit of delay. He wants to know what Mark is picky about. Mark surprises Grant, and then Grant provides another perspective. Mark brings a Meg comic. After arguing over the nature of salad bars, Grant describes his issues with buffets. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Nov 21, 2019
70: Not a Cry for Help
Mark and Grant consider innovations in cinema technology. Mark puts 3D movies on blast, while Grant wonders if anyone was upset when movies got sound. Mark brings a Breaking Cat News comic to talk about holiday plans and preparation. What are your hosts up to for the upcoming season? They also investigate a new business idea. Grant brings a Fowl Language to discuss memory. Maybe. He couldn’t remember. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 14, 2019
69: Technically and Demonstrably False
Grant’s location is nearly disclosed as Mark tries to give him something to do. Board games and movies are discussed Grant brings Cornered and Mark finally screwed up. Grant’s a bit miffed about credit being stolen from him. Mark continues to work with amazing people who never put him in such a position. Mark brings a Berkeley Mews comic for a brief conversation about playing dead in the real world. What would that even look like? Send feedback to email@example.com.
Nov 7, 2019
68: Funny, Filthy, or Fonzie?
Mark played some sports, and is paying for it dearly. Grant had a physically necessary weekend, and his coworkers are way too invested in his personal life. Mark brings an Angry Little Girls comic to talk about secrets. First, an argument about inflection occurs. Your hosts have their most productive discussion in months. Grant brings a Lola comic, and it is almost never revealed why. Instead your hosts decide what the end of the episode could have become. Grant promises to develop a marketing deliverable. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 31, 2019
67: A Real Spooky-Themed Episode
Mark wants to talk Halloween as a real adult, and reminisces about the Halloweens of his youth. Grant brings The Duplex so your hosts can share the best stress-management techniques they have. Be prepared to feel calm, cool, and collected. Mark brings a Drabble comic, and Grant’s able to guess why. What’s your favorite style of water bottle? Mark has an upgrade, and Grant isn’t sure why he got a new one. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Oct 24, 2019
66: A Range of Stupid Things Doing
Our second guest in podcast history is Matt [Last Name Withheld]. Grant doesn’t want to go against precedent, so we still have some sort of intro. Mark brings a Broom Hilda comic to talk about group projects, but not before Grant made some questionable comments. A celebrity draft is held. Matt comes out swinging with a Frazz comic. He’s interested in grocery habits, particularly when it comes to bagging. Your hosts talk reusability, density, and fragility Grant closes things out with a Cornered comic. He’s done some stupid things, how about Mark and Matt? Mark nitpicks the reality of what stupid things Grant has done. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 17, 2019
65: A Cute Nickname For a Garbage Can
Mark is tired and had a rough day. Throughout the episode, this affects his judgement and sense of humor. Grant didn’t look at a recipe before making it, and there’s a brief movie discussion. Grant brings a Monty comic and wants to discuss kitchen gadgets. Mark has spotty coverage of normal kitchen utensils, and one fantastic appliance. Mark brings a Peanuts comic to briefly talk about beans, but to mainly talk about seating options. A deep internet dive takes place. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Oct 10, 2019
64: I'm Your Cool Aunt
Mark laments the loss of the Twins, but makes up for it with pizza talk. Mark and Grant make an exceptional case for a potential sponsor. Grant has a grocery story, and Mark has a bone to pick with some quick-service restaurants. Mark brings a Dark Side of the Horse comic. He hasn’t found Choco Taco’s yet, but that’s okay. Smoothies are still pretty good, as long as they’re a snack. Grant brings a Cornered comic because he had a dream. He just… can’t remember what it actually was. Will we ever find out? Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 3, 2019
63: A Very Vague Topic
We apologize for Grant’s poor audio quality. It’s better than the last time things broke, but still not ideal. Mark and Grant talk about their days as they recover from travel. Grant brought the same comic as Episode 39, so luckily Mark noticed. Grant quickly switched to a Frank and Ernest comic so they could talk about self-improvement. They each have some things to get better at. Mark brings a Berger & Wyse comic to discuss book clubs. How beneficial are they, and how would your hosts handle doing one outside of school? Send feedback to email@example.com.
Sep 26, 2019
62: There Will Likely Not Be a Dead Rat
Mark prepares for Grant’s arrival with five, or maybe three, perhaps four, star level accommodations. Mark tells a story, and pool chemistry is discussed. Mark brings a Pearls Before Swine comic while Grant insults the goats of the world. They’re bad on their own, but excellent when on top of horses. Grant brings Luann comic. He really wants another shot at last week’s topic, but Mark isn’t in the mood. Nobody told him this episode was supposed to be serious. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 19, 2019
61: After I Start Biting People
Grant only uses his calendar for other people. Is that weird? Mark is not building a computer, but saw some tortoises. Grant brings a Barkeater Lake comic and it isn’t funny. Grant points out an interesting assumption from his coworkers, and your hosts discuss communication between friends. Mark brings a TOBY comic by the comic philanderer Corey Pandolph. Grant really struggles through this one. A lively discussion about brushing teeth ensues. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Sep 12, 2019
60: May Have Believed In Astrology
Mark has some new projects at work and Grant hurt his finger. Mark wants Grant to watch Psych. Mark brings an Eyebeam comic to explain the superiority of The Princess Bride in book format. This leads to a brief discussion on books and their movie counterparts. Grant brings an Ink Pen comic. He’s interested in explaining how a person’s words can be noxious fumes. Mark and Grant narrowly avoid spending a very long time talking about conspiracy theories and bad science. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 5, 2019
59: No Water Off My Back
Mark and Grant talk about the zoo. Do you like the zoo? Because your hosts certainly do. Grant brings The Born Loser comic, starting a surprisingly engaging discussion about sauerkraut. They also take their first steps toward a lucrative sponsorship. Mark brings a Ballard Street comic for a brief discussion on writing utensils carried on one’s person. Grant is consistent, while Mark needs to make some adjustments. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Aug 29, 2019
58: Enjoying Puddles
Mark and Grant talk disc golf. Both have very limited experience, but are impressed by talented people. Mark and Grant determine new listeners might be okay starting with Episode 5. Mark brings a Poorly Drawn Lines comic to talk about water and the way it forms in nature. It’s a calming, nostalgic section of the episode your hosts invite you to relax with. Grant brings a Baldo comic to talk to Mark about the nature of advice. Who do we give advice to, and when should we do it? Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 22, 2019
57: Subspecies of Beard
Grant is having misgivings about his facial hair, so Mark tries to set him straight. No strong conclusions are made, except that microphone discipline must be reinforced. Grant brings a Stone Soup comic as he ponders the nature of his relationship with his parents. Mark seems a little less concerned, but they both agree it’s quite the odd situation. Mark taps in to Dinosaur Comics, and Grant is not very pleased about it. After a tough read, amd Mark explaining jokes, Grant opines on the state of technology. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Aug 15, 2019
56: I Got Swindled
Grant annoys Mark for the second week in a row, and they talk about their weekends. Mark provides a public service announcement about museums for your benefit. Mark brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic, hoping to have a pleasant, civil discussion about frozen treats. Your hosts carefully avoid the topic of popsicles, and differ on the experience of brain freeze. Grant brings a Cornered comic as he attempts to navigate moving some friendships to the next level. It’s a tricky situation, and Mark isn’t sure how to help this week. However, we do learn about a word Grant uses incorrectly. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 8, 2019
55: Avoid Mentioning the Title
Grant apologizes for the variable audio quality; his microphone was only partially connected, so his built-in computer microphone performed the duties on this episode. This only adds to Grant’s admission of being inconsiderate. Grant brings a The Buckets comic, leading to a surprisingly helpful and cathartic conversation about the nature of this podcast, undercut by Grant’s microphone troubles. Mark brings a Skippy comic, and asks Grant how he deals with a bad mood. However, this segment was so unusable (and short) that it was cut. Suffice it to say that Grant treats himself when necessary. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Aug 1, 2019
54: I'm Going Full Bar
Mark got a new toy, and you'll want to hear about it... Matt. He's finally (maybe?) an adult. Mark brings a Wizard of Id comic, and wants to talk clocks. Grant lays out his take on the American education system, and his four-layer alarm redundancy. Grant brings a Peanuts comic to explain how good he is at being too perfect. Mark acknowledges how that plays into social anxiety. Your co-hosts have a battle of wits and wills on the Tic-Tac-Toe board. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 25, 2019
53: Kind of Fun to Get Messy
Mark has a big shake-up in his produce, and Grant tells Mark how to eat Nutella. Grant brings a Fowl Language comic to talk about life hacks and good friends. Mark brings a Phoebe and Her Unicorn comic to talk about style and pockets. Send feedback to email@example.com
Jul 18, 2019
52: It's Something, but Not Art
Last week marked the end of an era in Mark’s life, but the start of a new one as another birthday came and went. Mark brings a B.C. comic. He wants to know whether Grant ever has flashes of inspiration in his life. Grant wants to know what Mark does after he has one. Grant brings a Shirley and Son comic. Has Mark ever made calculated risks? Hardly. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 11, 2019
51: We're Not a Comedy Podcast
Mark is officially a teacher, and has a handful of gripes. The podcast gets a makeover. Grant brings a Luann comic, wondering what Mark’s experience is with adult coloring books. Apparently this line of questioning had no goal whatsoever. At least the comic was good. Mark brings a Herman comic, and requests that Grant regale the audience with tales of interview woes. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jul 4, 2019
50: Moderately Competent High School Musician
Mark begins by talking about his new purposeful and accidental sound setup. Grant swears, Mark has a long day, Grant buys groceries, and Mark deals with weird snacks at work. Mark brings The Fusco Brothers with the intention of not talking about music theory, and yet your hosts discuss exactly that topic for quite a bit. Grant brings a Fowl Language comic, wanting to discuss bathrooms and brag a little. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 27, 2019
49: Passion For Birds
Mark has started running, so he and Grant discuss how that's going and the difficulty Mark has with the local topography. Grant brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic. He wants to know how Mark deals with the incredibly annoying people who always try to start conversations. Mark's solution is simple, as usual: don't talk to people. Mark brings an Eyebeam comic, and it isn't funny. To make up for that, your hosts have a discussion on the finer points of fair food, particularly those native to the Minnesota State Fair. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jun 19, 2019
48: One Year Anniversary
Mark and Grant celebrate their one year podcasting anniversary with verbal paintings inspired by their refined palettes. Mark brings a Cat's Cafe comic to discuss bathing in fluids Grant brings a Frazz comic to ask Mark about pronunciation. Grant is attacked. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 13, 2019
47: Objectively Horrible
Mark and Grant start out as promised last week, discussing Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens. Skip ahead if you don't want spoilers. Grant brings a Marmaduke comic, wondering how Mark deals with negative people surfacing at random. They dive a bit further into general social interactions. Mark brings a Thatababy comic to discuss recent progress in paper towel innovation. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jun 6, 2019
46: It's About Time!
Mark and Grant talk more about fruit and play a guessing game, because Mark bought something new. Mark brings a Poorly Drawn Lines comic, wishing to see what Grant thinks about looking into the future. They get a bit off topic, veering back into Sharknado territory. Grant brings a Big Top comic to discuss the wonders of robes. Mark is not convinced, and extrapolates about Grant’s other habits. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 30, 2019
45: I Like Tom Holland
Grant and Mark talk about fruit. You won't believe the deal Grant got on these mangoes. Grant brings a Drabble comic, while Mark brings a Reality Check comic. What, two comics in a row? Well the script is flipped, as Mark and Grant take their first hack at pop culture review. Your hosts talk about Avengers: Endgame, giving you the juicy spoilers, and an unofficial love-letter to Tom Holland. Send feedback to email@example.com.
May 23, 2019
44: Everyone Cheered For Me
Mark and Grant talk about notebooks for a while. Why is it is so difficult to use nice things? Mark brings The Flying McCoys, wondering what Grant's perspective is on college graduation a year later. The conversation gets deep. Grant brings a Peanuts comic, and asks Mark about people who believed in him in spite of himself. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16, 2019
43: New Era of Trust
Mark and Grant unofficially begin Season 2. Grant brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic, despite his apathy towards recording. He talks about finding unconventional or creative solutions caused by lack of experience. Mark brings a Poorly Drawn Lines comic. Grant fails without grace, while Mark wonders what Grant would need to survive alone with his sanity. Send feedback to email@example.com.
May 9, 2019
42: Kinky About Soup
Grant went to a baseball game and was struck by a projectile. Grant brings a Wallace the Brave comic to ask Mark about his regrets. They also talk about their character development. Mark brings a Super-Fun-Pak Comix, requesting a defense of Sharknado from Grant. He also asks about a potential butterfly effect in their lives. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2, 2019
41: From Thousands to Zero
Mark has a solid intro, asking Grant about how to make sure traveling works out okay. Mark brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic, asking Grant about how the value of money has changed over his life. They also commiserate about the incomprehensibility of student loans and other financial woes. Grant brings a Compu-toon comic to ask Mark about positive (and negative) personality traits. They discuss self-awareness, friends, static people, and being wrong. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Apr 25, 2019
40: It's Your Show
Grant talks running late and fried rice. Mark talks microphone discipline. Mark brings an Invisible Bread comic, and Grant fails to convey its contents. They discuss riding in other people’s cars, trust, and sports. Grant brings The Buckets, because the floor is lava. And other childhood exploits. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 18, 2019
39: Thoroughly Fixed
Mark grasps at straws to start the episode, and starts talking about shoes. Grant and Mark swap stories about ripped pants. Grant brings a Cathy comic to talk about stuff. Literally. It's a problem being unorganized and lazy. Mark brings an Ink Pen comic to ask Grant about running tips. They also learn about the achievements of a former classmate. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Apr 11, 2019
38: Not A Professional Athlete
Grant wants to talk about the heat, feet, and cars. Mark brings a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic to get on a high horse with Grant, and talk about how people misunderstand what they do and study. It's hard working in STEM. Grant brings a quintessentially Comical Start comic from Pearls Before Swine to discuss his aches and pains, hoping Mark can help ascertain their cause. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 4, 2019
37: Building International Connections
Mark had a band concert, and is tired from being active. He and Grant opine on daylight savings and sunsets. Grant brings a new comic to the lineup, Drabble, in an effort to discuss hindsight upon moving. How have your hosts changed? Why doesn't anyone visit them? Why don't they talk to people? Mark brings another new comic, Win, Lose, Drew, and asks Grant what he's fanatical about. Apparently not much, except for space. Maybe. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Mar 28, 2019
36: Not Your Best Hashtag
Mark has even more cash follow-up. It's almost becoming a problem. Then, Mark has a Ziggy comic to share, because he's feeling nostalgic. Ice cream, food, and books. What defines your youth? Grant brings The Flying McCoys, because he's finally taking a vacation! It's quite exciting, although we almost get too serious. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 21, 2019
35: Define Successful
Mark had a most curious experience living out the conversation of episode 34. He's also quite tired. Grant brings a Fowl Language comic to ask Mark about his view on snacks, and what he prefers. They both agree that chips are dangerous, and particularly impractical for Mark when editing a podcast. Mark brings a Long Story Short comic to ask about what game shows he and Grant would definitely be good at. Grant is a little skeptical. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Mar 14, 2019
34: English Muffin Pizzas
Get ready for some food talk. Mark describes his second attempt at stuffed peppers. Mark brings a Speed Bump comic in an attempt to talk about wallets with Grant. It almost works, but the boys are quickly derailed into a talk about medical procedures and fast food prices. Grant brings an Ink Pen comic, and asks Mark about waffles and toppings. If you're not hungry by the end of this episode, you may have just eaten breakfast. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 7, 2019
33: Allergic to Cars
Mark and Grant start by talking about food, WWW (how do you say it?) and domain extensions. Grant brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic, hoping that Mark can help him discover and explore the world. Or maybe just use his time more efficiently. Mark does a lot of sit-down activities, while Grant wants to do stand-up activities. Oh well. Mark brings a Frank and Ernest comic and wonders what would happen if Grant had a serious emergency while living alone. He was worried this week's episode wouldn't happen for precisely this reason. Who should Mark call? Should Grant get a Life Alert? Send feedback to email@example.com.
Feb 28, 2019
Mark got a plant, and in the spirit of the podcast named it Calvin after Calvin and Hobbes. Mark brings a Savage Chicken comic to ask Grant about important business meetings. Grant brings a Speed Bump comic, allowing Mark to test out his amateur voice-acting skills. Grant wants to know how Mark relaxes, mostly to encourage Grant to get better at productive relaxation. They both grow as adults. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 21, 2019
31: Single Guy Comments
Mark provides some legitimate stargazing follow-up, and describes his preferred chocolate cookie ingestion. Mark and Grant also discuss their varied lunch habits. Grant brings a B.C. comic, wondering how the process of trial and error has affected Mark's life. The answer revolves largely around food. Mark brings an Off the Mark comic, and Grant competently reads it. Mark hopes to turn this into a late-to-the-party Valentine's Day episode, but he quickly gives up and moves onto wanting a pet. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Feb 14, 2019
30: Mushrooms! Mushrooms!
After a bit of recording troubles, Mark gets things started by quoting Andy Samberg. There's no higher form of flatter than impersonation after all. Mark brings a Half Full comic to the table, hoping Grant can provide some advice about his stargazing adventure in the near future. They both admire the Dark Site Finder as a way to figure out where to stargaze, and Grant provides some helpful warnings. Grant brings a Non Sequitur comic, in the hope that Mark is not too concerned with his rambling. Mark suggests societal training to be the cause, and they wonder what background music best fits a podcast of silence. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 7, 2019
29: I Am Not Aquaman
Mark is in a new apartment, so he and Grant wonder if they are terrible neighbors. It was also Grant's birthday. Grant brings an Ink Pen comic, and Mark asked how Grant injured himself. However, Grant prefers to discuss how adult responsibilities are no fun. Your co-hosts discover freedom isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Mark brings a Rubes comic to talk about marketing. People buy beer with their diapers, and larges instead of mediums. And remember, being cool matters. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jan 31, 2019
28: Responsible Adult Who's Thinking Ahead
Mark apologizes for extraordinarily subpar audio quality on his part, but does start with an anecdote that is sure to tickle every listener. Mark brings a Bird and Moon comic, and much to Grant's delight, simply wishes to discuss birds. Would Grant make an excellent ornithologist? What happens to Mark's budding interest in geology? Grant brings a Grand Avenue comic to talk about the little things. Do they matter? Does anybody even care? Where should Grant put his chili? Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 24, 2019
27: So Jim...
Mark has some car troubles and spends the first third of the episode venting to Grant. It is cathartic. Grant brings a Free Range comic to ask whether technology has brought the hosts closer with their friends in their new adult lives. Mark isn't sure if it's made a difference, and wonders why they use older technology more frequently. After a good discussion, Mark brings an F-Minus comic to ask about ill-fated purchases. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jan 17, 2019
26: Whole Other Box of Worms
Mark and Grant don't have much to say to start, so they get down to business. Mark brings a Sheldon comic to ask Grant about how many resources he sinks into new hobbies. Should Grant spend more time or less time on woodworking? Of course, it depends. Grant brings a Frank and Ernest comic to ask about punctuality. Is is problematic that Grant is rarely on time to record? Does our generation understand texting as a way to deflect responsibility for being late? Find out all this, and more. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 10, 2019
25: Give Me Some Challenges
Mark discusses his ability to find a place to live, as well as his venture into the world of VR. Grant kicks the comics off with The Wizard of Id, leading to Mark creating a verbal listicle of challenges for Grant to complete before spring: * Make hot chocolate. * Take a brisk Sunday morning walk. * Read a book in a cozy place. * Find a body of water, and throw a rock into it. Mark narrowly avoids multiple arguments, and then follows up with a Deflocked comic, wondering what Grant thinks about self-control with electronic devices while Grant creates a one-item list of challenges for Mark: * Strike up a (Grant-approved) conversation with a (Grant-approved) complete stranger. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jan 3, 2019
24: Probably a Flaw
To bring in the New Year, Mark and Grant give you a dating app extravaganza recorded a week before Christmas. They hardly remember what they talked about, so hopefully it isn't too embarrassing. Grant brought a Real Life Adventures and a Pearls Before Swine comic, while Mark brought a Brevity comic. They are all quickly reported on at the beginning so they can move onto the meat of the episode. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 27, 2018
23: Nobody Likes That Person
Mark was able to move past an issue with his Skype recorder, and really wants some Christmas cookies. Grant brings a Loose Parts comic, beginning a long discussion on public image. What does Mark do on the internet? Is Grant a young professional? These questions and more go partially unanswered. Mark finishes things off with a Nancy comic to bring out the diabolically clever ways Mark and Grant get out of doing things they don't want to do. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Dec 20, 2018
22: You're Not a Monster
Mark and Grant talk about the incorrect layout of a fancy Target, and the sheer joy one can experience going either way on an escalator. Mark gets things started with a Wide Open comic to discuss Grant's mortality. It is unclear whether Grant would want to help humanity, or play practical jokes. An update on Twitter is presented. Grant follows up with The Buckets to briefly discuss appropriate room temperature, followed by a tenuous segue into personal vices. Somewhere along the line, a discussion about popsicles resurfaces from earlier, and it goes nowhere good. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 13, 2018
21: Remember Episode 21?
Mark and Grant have a Twitter account! They attempt to engage in their first Twitter feud. Grant's mom wonders whether long showers are related to mental health. Grant gets this double-dose of food talk started with a Marmaduke comic. He feels inferior to his fancy chef coworkers, and wants the secret to sounding more adult during lunch time. As usual, they do not stay on topic. Mark continues it with a Rubes comic, wondering how Grant decides where to eat. They divert to a discussion on romantic relations with amphibians. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Dec 6, 2018
20: I'm Hoping to Win
Mark and Grant play a game. See if you can figure out what it is. Mark starts off with a Frank and Ernest comic, to ask about Grant's experience wearing glasses. They wonder why 20 feet is the magic distance we want humans to see things from, and wander off into the world of IQ scores. Grant brings a Loose Parts comic to ask Mark about how to defend ideas to people who are experts. After a bit of a monologue, they discuss their experiences working on senior research projects and why Grant still won't compete with Mark in a typing test. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 29, 2018
19: Young Eligible Bachelor
In an attempt to fight against their late recording schedule, Mark and Grant prepared by listening to the Overture to Candide. They just thought you'd like to know that. They begin recording by briefly recapping their Thanksgivings. Grant brings a Stone Soup comic to determine whether Mark has an inner dialogue. They both determine they at least occasionally perform inner monologues, and more frequently express their disaffection for other drivers on the road. Mark brings a Moderately Confused comic so he can regale Grant with his travel woes. After briefly describing Grant's traveling pro-tips, they quickly devolve into verbal fisticuffs. Mark simply wants to whine about temperature changes, while Grant wishes Mark would grow up and wear a dang sport coat: the ultimate in flying fashion and function. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Nov 22, 2018
18: Oppressive Cologne
Mark discusses his recent experience buying a real adult big-boy suit, while Grant updates the listeners with his recent cabbage-related antics. Mark starts off with a Garfield comic, doubling down on their opening topic of men's fashion advice. While only fifty percent of the podcasting duo could be considered fashionable, they pontificate about what to wear with the best of them. Grant brings a Duplex comic to talk about how to talk with strangers. Mark goes on, not actually answering Grant's question; meanwhile, Grant bravely exposes his worries that the entire state of Illinois is rather annoyed by his general existence. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 15, 2018
17: You Just Got Cabbaged
Mark and Grant begin with a discussion involving produce and postage. You just have to listen to it. Grant starts us off with a bad attitude, and wanting to complain about something. He chooses a Poorly Drawn Lines comic to discuss people who are fake and flaky. It also spurs a discussion about how well various digital assistants would perform in a Jeopardy match-up. Mark brings a Bacon comic to talk about what aspirations Grant had as a young child, and when they each decided on their major in college. The reminiscence is most enjoyable. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Nov 8, 2018
16: Don't Waste Our Time
Mark and Grant jump right into it, as Grant unsuccessfully navigates the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Prompted both by an amusing story, and Mark bringing an Off the Mark comic, they discuss Grant's issues with reading clocks, and what else you're supposed to know as an adult, even though nobody tells you. Grant brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic to discuss not knowing things. When do we admit we don't know something? Can we say that on a test? They also have a few goofs in between it all. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 1, 2018
15: Snacks Are Amazing
Grant claps poorly. They also discuss the nature of snacking while recording based on their pre-show snacks. Grant starts us off with a Phoebe and Her Unicorn comic, embarking us on another discussion around friendship in a new place. Here we focus on being alone without being lonely, as well as the nature of casual physical contact. After a lengthy discussion, and an interruption by a phone call, Mark presents a Savage Chicken comic. With another phone call interruption, they're able to discuss their sleep habits as big adult people. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Oct 25, 2018
14: Make Some Major Mistakes
Mark and Grant get right down to business. Grant brings an Adam@Home comic to discuss resilience in life, and what allows us to manage change. And bad things. They also get a little off topic, but what's new? Mark brings The Argyle Sweater to discuss tipping culture, and to make some bad puns. Grant is only somewhat amused. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 18, 2018
13: I Don't Want to Eat Rocks
A very special guest, Jack, co-host of Operation: Have a Conversation joins us on the podcast. They briefly talk about the nature of their creative endeavors. Mark brings a Brewster Rockit comic, to discuss the finer points of pumpkin spice, pies, and cobblers. In his first ever choice, Jack brings a Perry Bible Fellowship comic with intention of discussing seeing the world in terms of math. Instead, we decide to talk about lab coats, the sun, and provide some very pertinent warnings about various chemicals. Grant brings an Andertoons comic, and Jack points out the subconscious reason for Grant's dark choice. We begin another discussion about friendship as adults, and bring you the latest in Oxford English Dictionary entries. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Oct 11, 2018
12: Humility - It's Our Best Trait
Anticipating an unannounced guest in the near future, Mark and Grant have a bit of a shorter episode. They both prepared less than usual, and Mark has nothing to say to start the show. Mark brings a Real Life Adventures comic, prompting a discussion of to what extent alcohol is permitted in the workplace. He also asks Grant about his adult wardrobe. Grant brings The Awkward Yeti, wanting to talk about trying new things. They also touch on being appreciative, as well as their incredible modesty. In addition, it's important to remember you shouldn't take yourself so seriously. We don't. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 4, 2018
11: Friends and Funk
First, Mark and Grant apologize for the audio quality. Due to some issues with microphones being sent to the incorrect programs, this episode was salvaged from the Skype recording. The content was important enough to bring it to you, our faithful listener. Mark and Grant discuss #, some Pump-up Music, and their band glory days. Grant brings a Fowl Language comic, resulting in the first of two serious discussions. They examine what friendship looks like for adults, and how they'll explore new friendships in their respective locations. Mark brings a Pearls Before Swine comic to discuss accomplishments, and how to think about approval and validation in life. He also explains what has put him in a funk, and what has helped improve his mood. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Sep 27, 2018
10: It Always Tastes Weird
Reaching their bleep quota of 2, Mark and Grant make a real doozy of an episode as Grant prepares to ship off to his new adult life. They talk about what food adults eat, and how to properly heat up pizza. Mark brings a Moderately Confused comic to discuss the current Craft Brewery scene across the nation. Some nice folks and dogs interrupt Mark. Nearly coming to verbal blows, Mark and Grant have a bit of a disagreement over the culture of hard liquor and spirits. Grant offers up a Speed Bump comic he saw in an elevator, and managed to track down with a bit of cyber-sleuthing. They discuss eyewear, stress balls and Oobleck, and hint at a future conversation about growing up. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 20, 2018
9: Surprisingly Large Brown Smear
In a time-constrained episode, Mark and Grant have a grand time. Mark opens by discussing a short story he wrote and published on Amazon. All proceeds are going to the Trevor Project for mental illness assistance. Feel free to email the show if you want a PDF or ePub instead! Grant brings a The Buckets comic. They talk about taking big steps in life, deciding the value of things in their life, and other "big stuff." Mark brings an F Minus comic to the table. Avoiding the obvious discussion around climate change, they instead talk about revenge. Also discussed is the 1 dollar script from an xkcd comic. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Sep 13, 2018
8: Come Back to Haunt Me
Mark and Grant go off the rails. While they satisfy the requirements of their podcast description, they run aground a few times and worry the content of this episode may hurt them in the future. Mark brings a WuMo comic to briefly discuss girls, and doing stupid things. Grant, narrowly avoiding choosing the same comic as Mark by cheating and looking at Mark's choice ahead of time, ends up with a Peanuts comic that asks how we do so many wrong things. Luckily Grant and Mark live their lives without regrets. They also discuss advertising, bears that have trouble in life, as well as the trash niche this podcast fills. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 6, 2018
7: I Must Be Real Smart
In the first heavily-edited episode (Mark and Grant talked for 2 hours), the hosts nearly come to verbal blows. Grant begins by berating Mark for lacking a sense of the posh, while Mark defends his bland, normal ways. Grant brings yet another Calvin and Hobbes comic, leading to a surprising first-half serious conversation. They discuss how well they balance taking care of themselves and others, with some tangents near the end. Mark brings a Long Story Short comic, as he wishes to discuss jury duty and the location of the defense in TV courtrooms. They soon get off-topic, and provide some enjoyable discourse. We briefly discuss this extra Calvin and Hobbes comic. The book Uncle Tungsten which was briefly discussed. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Aug 30, 2018
Unsure about the order in which to present their comics, Mark and Grant press forward. They have not talked in a few weeks, so the episode recording was preceded by a bit of catch-up so that they stay sharp. Mark brings a Andertoons comic to talk about gaming the system, and how students are quite good at figuring out just what work they can avoid doing. Grant frustrates Mark, bringing a Sarah's Scribbles comic, which Mark already had mixed feelings about. They talk about slang, and whether us millennials will be saying Internet slang while we're hanging out in nursing homes. Mark finds a bonus comic from Sarah's Scribbles, in what is surprisingly their first segment of general criticism of the comics they find. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 16, 2018
5: I Will Search Aimlessly Forever
With some more audio issues on hand, Mark and Grant push through to bring the finest content available. Mark begins with a Buni comic, leading to further discussions around plant care, and being enthusiastic about situations. Grant complains about Mark's comic choice, yet brings a miniature graphic novel from Zen Pencils, which Mark insists he can read effectively without any preparation. They talk about participation and new experiences in college, and what that means for them moving forward. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Jul 24, 2018
2: Yay! Learning, Knowledge!
In the second episode of _Comical Start_, we discuss pyromania, spam mail, and how to approach discussing our ideas with confidence. Mark brings a Lio comic to the table, lacking any dialogue yet still speaking loudly. Grant comes yet again with a Calvin and Hobbes comic that made him laugh, and get inspired. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 19, 2018
In the first ever episode of _Comical Start_, we perform a trial run to see if Grant enjoys doing a podcast, and if this gimmick is actually doable. He does, and (we think) it is. Grant brings a Calvin and Hobbes comic that leads to a lovely discussion about living in the moment, and how we use our time after graduating from college. Mark brings an SMBC comic that results in talking about physics, and how Mark thinks of mathematics. Also mentioned is Mark's other podcast, Operation: Have a Conversation. Send feedback to email@example.com.