Chris is joined by Andrew Rizzitello to dive back into the pandemic/quarantine talk! The pair discusses their mixed feelings about ongoing regulations and the annoyance of entitled Americans who rage against being inconvenienced by the pandemic. Andrew also shares his newfound enjoyment of Proto-Germanic music, Chris defends his affection for… Continue reading
If you’re looking at the title of this episode and thinking you should skip it, then you probably need to hear it. Sherrie joins Chris to share her experiences of dealing with racism as a black woman, from dealing with customers to cops and everything in between. To support the… Continue reading
Chris and Jack are once again joined by Andrew and Ryan for a candid discussion about weight and their newly developed “pandemic bodies.” They talk about what they’ve given up for sake of their health, the criticisms and defense of celebrity bodies, and how their personal discipline has been influenced… Continue reading
This week, it’s down to just Chris as he gets a bunch of topics off his chest in a short amount of time. He revises some of his opinions after viewing all nine episodes of Stars Wars, delivers eulogies for Adam Schlesinger and Fred Willard, explains the reality of a… Continue reading
Chris and Jack are joined by Andrew Rizzitello and Ryan Taggart for a virtual reunion of The Only Podcast That Matters! The boys get into what their partners have learned about them during quarantine as well as the stupidity of cancel culture, fact checking on Twitter and how Andrew ended… Continue reading
If you didn’t get the reference, we will inform you here that Jack wanted to talk about Star Wars and Chris was up for it. The conversation is based around the latest film trilogy of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise Of Skywalker, as well as what… Continue reading
The world has lost many luminaries since 2019 so Chris and Jack take this episode to discuss their impact. They share memories of how they became Rush fans while remembering Neil Peart, Chris tries convincing Jack to revisit Monty Python while discussing Terry Jones, the guys compare the styles of… Continue reading
Chris and Jack continue down the road from Jack’s engagement to his wedding and beyond. Jack takes us through setting up the moment he proposed to Noelle, the drafting of the groomsmen, and some minor wedding hi-jinks in this conclusion (for now) to his own personal love story. Continue reading
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Chris and Jack start with talking through their sleep troubles before moving on to Jack’s courtship with his wife Noelle. From their first date and meeting their families to traversing Hoboken and moving in together, Chris and all you listeners can finally hear how Jack fell for the love of… Continue reading
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In this episode that’s heavy on film discussion, Chris revisits movies from the 90s to see if they’re as entertaining as he remembers (only to be hugely disappointed), Jack catches up on old movies (both classics and otherwise), and there’s a not-so-timely tangent about the positives and negatives of this… Continue reading
Chris is officially joined by co-host Jack who’s fresh into his furlough with nothing else to do but watch TV and do podcasts. After Jack catches us up with what he’s actually been doing, the guys delve into various aspects of entertainment including why audiences jump on streaming trends, how… Continue reading
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Chris is joined by business consultant and author Bobby Borg to discuss keeping yourself mentally tough during the pandemic, what the future of the music business could look like as life gets back to normal, and how artists can create new income streams in ways they may not have considered. Continue reading
At long last, Chris finally catches up with his cousin Pete Murano, guitarist for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Pete shares what’s it’s like being off the road and home in New Orleans for a straight month, the highs of touring with Red Hot Chili Peppers, meeting and opening for… Continue reading
You read that right! Chris talks to registered nurse and fan favorite Veronica Rizzitello about coronavirus: her symptoms, the testing procedure, sticking it out at home and being realistic about what’s going on with this pandemic, all while laughing as much as possible about the absurdity. Stop reading and click… Continue reading
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Kick off your preferred denominational holiday weekend with Chris and Andrew Rizzitello! Andrew shares how he and his wife’s jobs have changed since being deemed essential services during the pandemic. The guys also talk drinking to stave off viruses, how to save most of us from the dumb people, and… Continue reading
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Chris is joined by Cory Noyes, who’s still working five days a week in an essential business AKA a big box store. They discuss dealing with the public during the pandemic, panic-fueled hoarding, and keeping their parents at home and away from risk. Yes, there’s also the Quarantine Questionnaire. Continue reading
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Chris and Sherrie return to help you maintain your sanity after three weeks at home. They review a few recent movies, share tips to help couples keep a healthy relationship while under quarantine, and discuss what they’ve learned about each other during this time. Plus, Sherrie asks Chris some questions… Continue reading
Chris welcomes Sherrie Bass back to CAPE, for their debut appearance as not just a couple but a couple navigating the self-quarantine. The two get into how Sherrie’s work in education has been stalled since the outbreak, how movies are going to on demand during theater closures (and what they’re… Continue reading
Multi-hyphenate musician Sean Johnson checks in with Chris, all the way from the West Coast. They talk about getting away from what’s comfortable and exploring new things during your self-quarantine, revisiting the Rocky franchise, the challenges of California’s new AB5 law and its impact on creators, and of course: Quarantine… Continue reading
To kick off Week Two, Chris is joined by longtime cohort Ryan Taggart to tackle all manner of life in a socially distant world. They discuss surviving being trapped at home with a toddler, if love can really be blind, and how essential beer is to making it through your… Continue reading