Podcast: [BRACKET!]


[BRACKET!] is a weekly podcast that uses the single greatest hierarchy method known to mankind (the Sweet 16 Bracket) to sort out the absolute best in all fields: movie quotes, periods of time, cereals, logos, philosphical concepts, and types of sharks. Hosted by John Ryan "Big Shoes Please" Abbott, Cullen Jennings, Jesse "Bootaide" Knowles and Greg L. Mercer.

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  • Episode #229 - Best Birthday

    Cullen Jennings had a birthday this week, so we got him two amazing gifts to celebrate. Dan got him a new, much longer nickname than “Country Breakfast” and Persia got him a solid hour of really mean slams recorded live from a LAN Center. I’m not sure...

  • Episode #228 - Best Mask

    For our final episode of Spooky Month, join the Snood Dudes as we head down to the Spirit Halloween store and throw our sixteen favorite masks in the cart! Gonna be honest, Ol’ Dan’s memory is getting a bit worse as he gets older so I kind of don’t rem...

  • Episode #227 - Best Chocolate

    WELCOME TO THE SECOND SEASON OF ANIME! That's right, folks. The Anime Entry of the Week returns! Other topics discussed on this episode include: Explaining Harry Potter to Cullen, Milk Crimes, LG Chocolate Shop of Horrors, Choc-Talk with Dan, Would You...

  • Episode #226 - Tournament of Champions XIII

    Hot Pockets vs. Big the Cat. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). Sixteen episodes. Sixteen winners. It’s time to clean up this mess we made.

  • Episode #225 - Best Bat

    WELCOME TO SPOOKY MONTH! For the first episode of the month, Jesse and Dan forgot that Persia was moving cross-country and Cullen was away at work. Are you terrified by the incompetence of two men? Is your spine tingling at the thought of an eight-entr...

  • Episode #224 - Best Pink

    When you’ve got nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, or diarrhea…hey! You’ve been listening to [BRACKET!] We’ve got sixteen of the prettiest pinks we could find and it’s time to see which salmon reigns supreme. And hey P.S. we talked to chari...

  • Episode #223 - Best Spy

    Gonna let y’all in on a little secret…[BRACKET!] has been infiltrated by spies. They attempted to sabotage our recording of this episode seven times. Not a joke. Honestly if Jesse is even able to release this episode, I’d be pretty damn impressed. Hopi...

  • Episode #222 - Best Pie

    Oooh do you smell that? Float through the air with us and follow the scent lines to a hot fresh [BRACKET!] left on grandma’s windowsill to cool! We’ve got every pie in the sky set up in a delicious bracket with a buttery flaky crust. No soggy bottoms t...

  • Episode #221 - Best Video Game Pet

    Some of you might have some questions. "Hey gang, where's Chao from Sonic the Hedgehog?" Or maybe "So what about Pikmin? Or Kinectimals?" Well, your father and I need to talk to you about that. All your favorites are lined up out back behind the barn....

  • Episode #220 - Best Bald

    It's time to polish those skulls and shine those...skulls. We've got sixteen of the most excellent eggheads we could find in the follicle-free world. Elmer Fudd faces off against The Pacifier! Voldemort vs. Thanos! Professor X (wow, again, huh) takes o...

  • Episode #219 - Best House

    It's time to stop being polite and start getting real as we tour the sixteen best houses on the block! From Spongebob's pineapple to Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Children, you're sure to have a grand ol' time until Jesse starts a bit where huma...

  • Episode #218 - Best Cat

    Janel SantaCruz from HyperRPG returns to [BRACKET!] to help us figure out which of these sixteen furballs is the finest feline of them all! Join us for a brain-melting hour of MC Skat Kat lore, DragonBall lexicography, Sonic Adventure karaoke, and a st...

  • Episode #217 - Best Pocket

    It's super hard to write these episode descriptions when you're not actually on the episode. From what I've gathered, this one is about pockets. Let's go ahead and look at the entries here...Hot Pockets of course. Pocket Monster, yup on brand. Pocket f...

  • Episode #216 - BONUS: Best Bop-It Action

    We pulled it! Technical difficulties and Some Hijinx led to us releasing this March 2018 Bonus Episode from the Bracket Vault. Please enjoy our months old discussion covering Burnout Paradise, summoning up the comedy strength for Marvel villains, vario...

  • Episode #215 - Best Pop

    They say my podcast is cool, my podcast be poppin'. I'm standing at my locker and all the boys keep stopping. I got nothing else for y'all in this episode description other than to say if you think Funko Pops are disgusting, just wait 'til you hear how...

  • Episode #214 - Best Sleep

    The gang's all here and ready to put you to sleep! So find a cozy spot to curl up with a good podcast. Your favorite nook in the corner of the couch. Out on the grass under the stars. Maybe you've got a nice hammock nearby? No matter where you choose t...

  • Episode #213 - Best Song of 1997

    [BRACK]street's Back, alright! Take a trip down 90s playlist lane with us to the year Princess Diana died--not sure how I felt about that one as I typed it. Well the backspace key is broken so I guess I just gotta keep typing about events of 1997 until...

  • Episode #212 - Best America

    Happy 6th of July, or as we like to call it in large metropolitan areas, Happy 22nd Day Straight of Fireworks. It's been so long since we've had a still night where the stars aren't obstructed by the Devil's Fireflies and the cicadas soft cries drowned...

  • Episode #211 - Best First Job

    Listen...now that it's summertime and you're out of school, your Mom and I are gonna need you to pitch in a bit around here. Maybe you could apply to the supermarket across town by Lorie's house? They're always.........honey I don't know what "Twitch"...

  • Episode #210 - Best Thing About Being a Kid

    I don't wanna grow up (don't wanna grow up)! I don't wanna grow up (don't wanna grow up)! I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys 'R' -- Oh. Right. Well, uh...let's just forget about the death of a treasured childhood location and instead focus on sixteen ot...

  • Episode #209 - Best Pastry

    Remember that time Jesse said chips without cheese are nachos? Do you remember that? Remember how you thought it couldn't really get worse? The good ol' days where all was right in the world? Just treasure that memory of a pre-Jesse-creampuff-without-c...

  • Episode #208 - Tournament of Champions XII

    You know how in movies sometimes when a character is near death or going through a crisis, and suddenly every choice they made and regret in life they had confronts them in a cold dark ether of nothingness? That's basically what the Tournament of Champ...

  • Episode #207 - Best Office Supply

    Before we began recording, Jesse fixed himself a little cocktail of Fireball and Pepsi Max. Turns out this is the secret potion that turns Jesse into an angry stand-up comic from Boston we now know as The Blast Master, and he's got opinions about offic...

  • Episode #206 - Best Summer Blockbuster

    Sixteen movies standing in a row Sixteen movies, fifteen have to go But if instead of A New Hope The Phantom Menace makes the show... Then there'll be fifteen movies standing in a row.

  • Episode #205 - Best Jewelry

    Cullen Jennings returns with a fresh new [BRACKET!]! Oh, but you thought the old lady dropped it in the ocean at the end? Well baby, we went down and got it for you. Join us for a polished hour of comedy as we take these 16 pieces of jewelry to the loc...

  • Episode #204 - Best Book You Had To Read In School

    That's right slackers, it's time for a pop quiz on the sixteen storybooks you were assigned at the start of the summer. 1984, The Scarlet Letter, Of Mice & Men....why do you look confused? Don't tell me you forgot? Oh for the love of god. We invited sp...

  • Episode #203 - Best Dance

    Put on your red shoes and dance the blues with these sweet sixteen steps! Join us as we learn how to channel Necromoshing magic, confess long repressed group-dance anxieties, and bond over the weirdest use of federally-mandated physical education time.

  • Episode #202 - Cullen's Monster Mash & Does Jesse Own This Art Book?

    We were all set to record a new episode of [BRACKET!] for you. We really were. A nice, sweet sixteen showdown like we've done for the past four years. Then a tornado touched down a couple miles from Cullen and took out all his power and internet. Lost...

  • Episode #201 - Best Island

    Dan left to go to PAX East this week and didn't draft up the episode page like he normally does, so it's Jesse at the helm making the page this week! How will it turn out? He's never actually used Squarespace extensively before and he doesn't have a wh...

  • Episode #200 - Best Casual Dining Establishment RESET

    It's our first-ever [BRACKET!] Reset! Special Guest and friend of the show Brennan Williams returns to help us right the wrongs of podcast history as we HD Remaster our very first episode! Join us for an hour of new entries, old grudges, and dark confe...

  • Episode #199 - Best Marvel Cinematic Universe Villain

    It's a Stan Lee villainy grand prix as sixteen silver screen evil dreams...something...look. Writing engaging copy for these things gets real fuckin' old after 199 of these things. I could crack some jokes about how the Red Skull looks like a classic J...

  • Episode #198 - Best New Super Smash Bros. Character

    Sixteen new challengers have appeared! We've obtained *EXCLUSIVE* access to this year's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch thanks to you, our listeners! When Masahiro Sakurai found out we asked every listener who submitted a topic suggestion "Who sh...

  • Episode #197 - Best Best Picture

    This past Sunday, the most prestigious award show in the industry took place. I am, of course, talking about the recording of this podcast in our respective broom closets where we argued over 15 Best Picture Oscar Winners and 1 Goosebumps Book Cover. B...

  • Episode #196 - Best Sesame Street Character

    Sixteen! Sixteen Sesame Street Characters facing off in a brutal fight to the death, ah ah ah! This episode is brought to you by the letter "B!" You know...like [BRACKET!] and "what color is a puppet's Blood" and "Big B ird's terrifying thunder legs." ...

  • Episode #195 - Special: Best Song of 2006 Cold Open

    Dan was stranded with a broken car for a few days, so we weren't able to get a proper episode together. Please enjoy the full pre-show chatter from Episode #193 - Best Song of 2006. Originally we were going to do Best One-Hit Wonder, but then it turned in...

  • Episode #194 - Best Winter Olympic Sport

    *FANFARE* We're coming to you LIVE from Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games! The three least athletic boys you've ever met in your life are ready to sweep some ice, do just an awful lot of skiing, and skeleton straight into the trash can at r...

  • Episode #193 - Best Song Of 2006

    I'm bringing [BRACKET!] back (yea!) with sixteen smash hit singles from 2006! Time travel with us to the Year of the Wii, sync your iPod Video to iTunes, open up the dirty window, and let this list illuminate the words that you cannot find. Also you ne...

  • Episode #192 - Best Number

    According to our Slack archive, John first pitched Best Number in 2015, and then proceeded to include it in topic pitches fifteen more times after that. That's a total of sixteen pitches, by my math. We could have done Best Time John Pitched Best Numbe...

  • Episode #191 - Best Teacher

    Class is in session as Friend of the Show MJ returns to [BRACKET!] for a tumultuous tenured tussle! Sixteen of your favorite teachers from TV, Movies, and The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl duke it out in our teacher's lounge from hell to see whic...

  • Episode #190 - Best Gas Station Snack

    The best b-team in the business is taking over the podcast this week while Cullen and Jesse recuperate from MAGFest! Join Dan, Diana, Colin, and Zakira on our own Canterbury Tales-esque trip to the gas station on the corner. We're gonna need you to dis...

  • Episode #189 - Tournament of Champions XI

    Once again, as is tradition, we have summoned the winners of Season 11 to our Bracketorial Battlefield to fight to the death. Sixteen will enter. Only one will join the Bracket Pantheon of Tournament of "Tournament of Champions" Champions. It probably...

  • Episode #187 - Best Christmas Thang

    WOW! How great is it to say "Christmas" without worrying about the liberal coastal elites being bussed in to my neighborhood by George Soros to kill my dog and drain my pool? Anyways it's time for a holiday themed episode, so grab a cup of cheer. After...

  • Episode #186 - Best Fish

    There are plenty of fish in the sea, but unfortunately we were only able to catch 16 for this [BRACKET!]. Well, actually, we really only caught one. Turns out fishing isn't so much "fun" as it is "the worst thing you can do with your time." The rest we...

  • Episode #185 - Best Box Office Flop

    It's a Cinematic Cult Classic Clash on [BRACKET!] this week as John, Jesse, and Cullen duke it out over...wait sorry. This list says "Treasure Planet" and "Speed Racer." What the hell is this. What happened guys? Did y'all just look at the last sixteen...

  • Episode #184 - Best Smell

    *sniff sniff* oh jeez. Y'all smell that? *sniff* Yeah smells like another stinker from your friends at [BRACKET!]. But wait! What's this? Special Guest, prodigal son, and co-founder of [BRACKET!] Greg L. Mercer joins us this week! And he brought fresh...

  • Episode #183 - Best Ice Cream Flavor

    Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all enjoyed a lovely sundae at the local scoop shop with your family and friends, as is tradition every 4th Thursday in November. Did you all go around the toppings bar and say what you're thankful fo-- okay. We forgot t...

  • Episode #182 - Best State

    Fun thing about America: there's 16 states. We do a podcast where we take 16 entries and debate about them in a single-elimination bracket. It might be a controversial episode considering the recent territorial tension between STEMtucky and The Under R...

  • Episode #181 - Best SNES Game

    Now you're playing with Super Power! The fifteen best Super Nintendo games plus Star Fox face off in a Super Sweet 16-Bit Bracket to determine which cartridge is king. If this is your last episode of the show, we understand. Can only push the envelope...

  • Episode #180 - Best Nicktoon

    The 90s are back and better than ever as we face sixteen of the most iconic Nickelodeon IPs off in a cartoon clash! We need to wrap up by 9 PM though. Full House is coming on and it's the early episodes where Jesse has a completely different name.

  • Episode #179 - Best Lair

    Gonna be honest with you -- at one point, we stop the show to play HQ. I don't know how it happened and I was there for the whole thing. Cullen shows up twenty minutes late and is like "hey heads up we gotta stop at 9 to play this iPhone game" and if I...

  • Episode #178 - Best Halloween Song

    It's a graveyard smash as Lori Beth Denberg and Steve Starkins from Lost Treasure Of The Valley join us to put a spell on you! This episode is creepy, cooky, mysterious, spooky....you name it. So if there's something strange in your neighborhood, put o...

  • Episode #177 - Best Disney Channel Original Movie

    Let's watch a Disney Channel Movie with Lucas and Emma from DCOMedy! Sixteen of them, to be exact. For the first time ever, ALL of your favorites are on here! We've got This Horny House, Phantom of the Opera But For Kids, Teen Wolf in March, Teen Wolf...

  • Episode #176 - Best Thing About Fall

    It's the (second) most wonderful time of the year! Bring your best flannel and join us around the bonfire for some hot cider. Hey one thing you have to know, though....on your way up here, you're gonna have to drive around this Oktoberfest thing. Whate...

  • Episode #175 - Best Ant

    See, because last week we did "Best Uncle" and so like, this week we're doing Ants. It's one of my favorite jokes, a homophone joke. This is probably the point where Cullen would chime in and say something along the lines of "You can't say that, Dan" b...

  • Episode #174 - Best Uncle

    Your four favorite uncles are back at it again! Also they're moving in and living in the basement, the attic, and your childhood bedroom. Look, the situation isn't exactly ideal for us either. You think we want to drive you to school? I'd much rather b...

  • Episode #173 - Best Sonic the Hedgehog Character

    Sixteen of SEGA's anthropomorphic animals go up but only one can come down as the winner of the worst episode idea we've ever had.  Follow me through an hour of regrets, set me free from John's deep well of Sonic lore, and trust me that we will escape...

  • Episode #172 - Best Place at the Mall Food Court

    Quick question before you start this episode: would you order the baked ziti from Sbarro? Like...and remember, this is just hypothetical...say they had every kind of pizza on the menu ready to go. Just out of the oven, hot and fresh. A veritable buffet...

  • Episode #171 - Tournament of Champions X

    It's time once again. Sixteen winners face off in an epic Tournament of Champions [BRACKET!] to claim eternal glory and enter the hollowed grounds of Tournament of "Tournament of Champions" Champions alongside Clone High, Hammerhead Sharks, and *sigh*...

  • Episode #170 - Best Mascot

    It's a Brand Battle Royale on this week's [BRACKET!] to determine which corporate conception can always close the deal. Join us as we create our own Flo-sonas, discover the origins (and death?) of Grimace, and revisit our favorite minor-league mascot,...

  • Episode #169 - Best Boy

    The boys are back in town, with Friend of the Show Will Kusleika.

  • Episode #168 - Best Carnival Ride

    MJ from Dungeons & Lesbians and Can't Let Go - A Nashville CMT Podcast rolls into town with the county fair, bringing sixteen iconic rides to our Miserable Midway! Get ready to Tilt-a-Hurl with us as we explore the psyche of a traumatized young Dan, ju...

  • Episode #167 - Best Cake

    In honor of America's birthday, we've put together the sixteen best kinds of cake in a dessert duel to the death to determine which slice reigns supreme! Also in this episode is a shocking revelation about the Virginia Dairy Queen, Boston-style birthda...

  • Episode #166 - Best TV Theme Song

    Fallon from Dungeons & Lesbians joins us to find out whatever happened to predictability and determine which TV theme is the very best like no one ever was! Nobody told you the podcast was gonna be this way, but life is like a hurricane here in Bracket...

  • Episode #165 - Best Trio

    Okay so let's just be honest with each other here: we forgot about Destiny's Child. And that's a felony. Even worse, we have Ed, Edd, and Eddy on this list *instead* of Destiny's Child, which is a war crime. So now we're on the lamb and looking for a p...

  • BONUS -- Best Bonez

    We weren't able to get together to record a new episode this week (sorry!) so please enjoy the very first BONUS EPISODE of [BRACKET!] -- Best Bonez! This episode was previously on...

  • Episode #164 - Best Pixar Movie

    Ka-chow! We threw every Pixar movie released at time of recording (except Cars 2, don't @ me) into our patented Sweet 16 [BRACKET!], turned the dang thing on, and let 'er rip through each 90-minute romp to determine the best of the bunch. Join us on a...

  • Episode #163 - Best Disney Princess

    Stand-up comics Vanessa Gritton and Jessica Singer be our guests and help answer two simple questions: which Disney Princess reigns supreme, and if ye had ah chahnce te change yer fayte....wood ye? Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the colo...

  • Episode #162 - Best Food At a Barbecue

    Come on down to our Memorial Day BBQ! Returning guest Gabe Silva brought some gout-inducing pulled pork, and Janette Goering picked up a case of ice pops and a whole thing of cornbread. Oh, and you have *got* to try the white-people kimchi Uncle Dan br...

  • Episode #161 - Best MTV Original Series

    Coming fresh off the NEXT bus is Special Guest MJ from Dungeons & Lesbians with a Super Sweet Sixteen of the best TV shows to grace the afterschool airwaves! Hop on in to our Pimped out Ride while we hunt down some Catfish, pull some pranks with Johnny...

  • Episode #160 - Best Overwatch Hero

    Cheers, love! The cavalry's here! After an incredibly heated debate, we selected sixteen of Jeff Kaplan's most smoochable heroes to battle it out in what Jesse describes as "the most fucked [BRACKET!] yet." Will justice reign from above, or will it be...

  • Episode #159 - Best Eye

    Sound.wav's Nell Bailey makes a terrible mistake and joins us for a no-good very bad episode all about everyone's favorite organ: eyes! John summons a Blue Eyes White Dragon while placing a Trap Card face-down. Cullen changes the lyrics, title, and rea...

  • Episode #158 - Best Dog

    Billy Gagon from Dingo Dog Brewing Co. returns after a 135 episode hiatus for what may be one of our wildest episodes ever. No, really. Maybe don't start with this one as your first episode. John wills a meme into existence while Jesse tries to reclaim...

  • Episode #157 - Best Queen Song

    Special guest MJ from Dungeons & Lesbians joins us princes of the universe for a crazy little thing called [BRACKET!] to pick the Best Queen Song! The gang feels under pressure with so many killer Queen songs, but we somehow manage to break free becaus...

  • Episode #156 - Best School Lunch

    Abed Gheith returns to kick off Season Ten and help decide which iconic school lunch will be this month's Manager Special. John eats lunch in the bathroom while Cullen feeds people knuckle sandwiches. Jesse finds a surprise inside his chicken patty, an...

  • Episode #155 - Tournament of Champions IX

    The Tournament of Champions is our end-of-season battle royale where the 16 winners of Season 9 face off to be crowned Best of the Season. With only four hosts, there's only one way to break ties: calling random people in our contact lists. No, really....

  • Episode #154 - Best Fantasy Race

    Colin Padgett Arnold, our resident Bestiary expert and co-host of Creature Culture, joins our medieval melee that will separate the orcs from the elves and the merfolk from the WaveRace64s. Honestly this entire bracket is just one big excuse for us to...

  • Episode #153 - Best Dan

    Dan went to Boston to be with the rats, so Cullen, John, and Jesse recorded a very special episode that definitely did not hurt Dan's feelings at all. Made of steel, that boy. Very large, unwieldy steel. Anyways, now's a great time to pop open some Dan...

  • Episode #152 - Best Superhero Costume

    We like to think of [BRACKET!] as a judgement-free zone...like Planet Fitness! But less pizza and there's no weird alarm on the wall. When special guest Albro Lundy gets upset with our encyclopedic knowledge of Power Rangers and Captain Underpants lore...

  • Episode #151 - Best Adventurer

    Cameron Kunzelman joins us and 16 of the Best Adventurers on an odyssey to steal the Declaration of Independence! Danger will most certainly be faced head-on while the toughest of choices will be made! Does Link have what it takes to defeat Nathan Drak...

  • Episode #150 - Best Bug

    Esabelle Ryngin (science cartoonist, entomologist, and co-creator of Bugs and Kisses) joins us to metamorphose this bad podcast into a good one and help decide which of these sixteen entries is the ideal insect! Fair warning: there's a lot of Bug's Lif...

  • Episode #149 - Best Tom Hanks

    [BRACKET!] is like a box of chocolates: about half of 'em are filled with stuff you hate. The other half are palatable enough, like this episode. It could be because special guest Blythe Roberson is here to help pilot this crashing podcast into the Hud...

  • Episode #148 - Best Clown (3rd Anniversary Special)

    Greg L. Mercer, co-founding member of [BRACKET!] and co-host of the Transformers podcast Sound.wav, returns for our birthday party! And he brought sixteen clowns with him. Isn't that thoughtful? Everyone be sure to say thank you to the newest member of...

  • Episode #147 -- Best Duck

    I hope y'all are ready to have your minds blown by the incredible audio technology we have at our disposal. After we lost 23 minutes of Jesse's audio, we spent $10,000 on digitally recreating the voice of Jesse Knowles. It's incredible, we can make it...

  • Episode #146 - Best Appetizer

    Comedian and writer Meg Favreau is here to help convince Jesse that you can't call a bowl of plain tortilla chips "nachos." No really. That's a thing we have to do. And we're all going to chip in and do our part to help Jesse overcome this CERTIFIABLY...

  • Episode #145 - Best Fictional Sport

    Special Guest and Very Good KicksMan Chris Kluwe returns to pit bloodsport against laser tag against the laziest game J.K. Rowling could have invented...okay. Woof. I'm sorry. I can't keep writing this episode description pretending we didn't goof this...

  • BONUS: Building the Bracket -- Pokemon

    Here's some of that grade A premium bonus content you ordered, sir! It's the pre-show discussion before Episode #144 where we build the Best Original Pokemon bracket. Hope you lik...

  • Episode #144 - Best Original Pokemon

    Whoa what are you doing!?! You're supposed to throw it at the Mewtwo! Not...oh my god STOP. Special Guest Abigail Tyson from Adult Swim Games joins us again to completely ruin all of your favorite Pokemon from Red & Blue. Just destroy them. Ravage them...

  • Episode #143 - Best Paw & John's Season of Changes

    Hello new listener! Maybe don't start with this episode because BOW HOWDY is it a rough one to start with. Our guest went missing this week, so we did the most reasonable thing: recorded ourselves talking about nonsense for about 50 minutes, then doing...

  • Episode #142 - Best Loser

    "All of you!" Wow. Harsh. We were thinking, like, maybe Charlie Brown or Eeyore but okay. Special guest Claire Friedman is here with us, so congrats on not taking her feelings into consideration before throwing your sticks and stones. Really expected b...

  • Episode #141 - Best Junk

    Please don't feel bad about holding on to hundreds of Pokemon cards for years. Or the pile of Funko Pops collecting dust on your shelf. Or your collection of Doctor Who shirts from Teefury. At least you didn't eat a Yu-Gi-Oh! card live on-air while rec...

  • Episode #140 -- Best Home Alone Trap

    Well, we've only referenced Home Alone Traps about a hundred times in the past, so we might as well give them their own [BRACKET!] to find out which of Kevin McCallister's homicidal tendencies brought to life is the best. Please enjoy our Holiday 2016...

  • Episode #139 -- Now That's What I Call [BRACKET!] Vol. 1

    We goofed up! Please enjoy this special Best Of episode featuring fan favorite clips and some bonus cold opens left on the cutting room floor. This episode of [BRACKET!] sponsored by Windows 10: The Only Platform That Hates You As Much As You Hate It.

  • Episode #138 - Tournament of Champions VIII

    Listen. We're not sure how this Tournament of Champions, our gauntlet where we take the last 16 winners and face them off in a final bracket, turned into PodcAstin with Sean Astin: The Podcast Dedicated to All Things Sean Astin or Other(sam)wise. But i...

  • Episode #137 - Best Doctor

    Special Guest Alex Jones joins us for a medical melee to determine which fictional doctor is graduating at the top of the class! Jesse teaches us about the real Patch Adams, while Dan fights tooth-and-nail for tossed salad and scrambled eggs. John wond...

  • Episode #136 - Best Improvised Weapon

    Colin & Gnollbard from Creature Culture join us to fight fireworks with coffee pots! Cullen sets off an explosion in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Dan straps a tomahawk to a La-Z-Boy. John gets a geography lesson and sets up underground Frankenstein fights.

  • Episode #135 - Best Vacation

    Gabe Silva (animator at Rooster Teeth) joins us for a getaway gauntlet! Dan sneaks away from the chaperones. Jesse tries out for a reality show but won't tell us which one. John hosts MTV Spring Break Live from the video game conventions while Cullen c...

  • Episode #134 - Best Pop-Tart

    Abigail Tyson and Sean Baptiste from Adult Swim's Lunchtime Games join us for a toaster pastry throwdown! Cullen walks us through the Do's and Dont's of consuming toxic items in your pantry. Dan spreads the good word of "Freeze 'Em, Then Eat 'Em!" dess...

  • Episode #133 - Best Sidekick

    It's a controversial companion clash this week on [BRACKET!]. Jesse cooks up some waffles with Chewbacca, while John drops some bees down claymation knickers. Cullen teaches us some famous Dreamworks catchphrases, and Dan throws Samwise into whatever t...

  • Episode #132 - Best Witch

    Friend of the show and illustrator Irene Koh returns for our final Spooky Month episode to decide which witch frightens us the most! Jesse REALLY wants to see Blair Witch already, while John recounts his time spent with Wicked. Cullen just wants a sand...

  • Episode #131 - Best Skeleton

    Special Guest and skeleton expert Arden joins us to figure out which bag of bones reigns supreme! Cullen hunts for Bigfoot, while John rewatches the ending of Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest. Jesse has to make a tough choice between Manny...