A Happy Medium

A Happy Medium

2 high school friends in their mid-30’s trying to stay relevant while discussing pop culture, current events, life discussions and more. With @mattjamesradio and @jerrymacjr

Episodes

March 31, 2022 61 min

We try our best to memorialize Taylor Hawkins and possibly the Foo Fighters, a brief history of Dave Grohl, Oscar talk, review of Jackass Forever, The Righteous Gemstones, and Eyes of Tammy Baker. Plus we mention the Chris Rock-Will Smith debacle.

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Matt reviews his concert experiences for Tool and Glass Animals, fast pass at concert lines, more sh*t talking on Rage, where Colbert went wrong, and what the latest congress spending bill means for c0V111d

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March 17, 2022 72 min

We discuss our latest video that got banned, WW3 theories, the media's role, the wrestling connection, our review of The Batman and how it compares to the other franchise movies, insufferable fan bases, Elon vs Putin and more.

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February 24, 2022 82 min

Is the pandemic over, nothing makes sense, what is misinformation, our (outdated) talk on the Russia-Ukraine escalation, Matt getting mad at certain movies, not wanting to go to a late-night rave concerts and more. 

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January 27, 2022 71 min

Neil Young vs Spotify, Ted Lasso, dicks are the new boobs, Euphoria's flaw, Kid Rock's new song, Rage postponed again, Ozark and cyber attacks.

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January 20, 2022 82 min

We have a bummer of an episode. Our uneducated take on how World War 3 would play out, nuclear war, who would fare the best and worst, who's in NATO?, why China has us by the balls followed up with some pop culture talk about When We Were Young Festival, Tool, Euphoria, Don't Look Up, so many Sandler movies, Steve-O, Jackass 4, weed money and that's about it.

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January 13, 2022 78 min

We try really hard not to talk about c0vid and fail, dip into History, RIP Bob Saget, Matt rewatches the Scream movies, Jerry rewatches the Matrix trilogy, Euphoria makes Jerry cringe, theater vs On-Demand, Will Ferrell, MacGruber, Foo Fighters overload, Bonnaroo, shitty festivals and more.

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January 6, 2022 83 min

We're back for our New Year Special. We discuss our highs and lows of 2021, our favorite shows, movies and concerts of the year, getting kicked off Facebook, Cov-fatigued, getting exposed, everything being terrible and predictions for 2022.

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September 10, 2021 41 min

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we revisit the conversation we had on our Better Days podcast about how life was before the attacks and how things like airline travel, 24-hour news, Nationalism, government surveillance, and entertainment changed forever after that day. 

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August 10, 2021 72 min

We discuss our favorite and no-so favorite live concert experiences, plus Matt's experience at Lollapalooza 2021. 

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July 25, 2021 41 min

MTV turns 40 this August so we decided to talk about how much MTV impacted our lives, for better or worse.

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February 19, 2021 42 min

We're back after winter break to discuss Matt getting vaccinated, Manson being cancelled, and your government taking control.

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November 11, 2020 16 min
Matt talks about the results of the Presidential Election, election fraud, Trump Media, lockdown imminent, Chappelle on SNL, and new System of a Down. 
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November 2, 2020 42 min
We give our final predictions on the election of the millennium, what we think will happen, the potential outcomes and the fallouts.
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November 1, 2020 9 min
Matt talks Ratched, Borat 2, flu shots and the calm before the election madness.
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October 3, 2020 43 min
The President is in the hospital, multiple staffers are testing positive, debates and elections possibly being postpone, conspiracy theories are ramping up. Where do we go from here?
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September 8, 2020 41 min
Nearing the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we discuss the Better Days before (and shortly after) the attacks and how things changed forever in the country after that day. Focusing mainly on airline travel, 24-hour news, Nationalism, government surveillance, entertainment and more.
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August 16, 2020 45 min
TOOL is one of the top art-rock and mysterious bands in the last century. We discuss what attracted us to their music, their infamous artwork and music videos, our favorite and not-so favorite concerts, their "insufferable" fanbase, and how they managed to not fade away into oblivion with their latest release.
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August 3, 2020 42 min
Will Ferrell is one of the top funnymen of the last 30 years. We discuss his comedy legacy including his impact on SNL, breakout movie roles, blockbuster films, and the steady decline of success in the industry.
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Our inaugural episode covers the topic of professional wrestling. We discuss what got us interested, the Monday Night Wars, our favorite matches, the events we attended, and what made us stop watching.
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