#KroenkeOut

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Welcome to our first international recording of the podcast, and one that further unites two struggling sports fan bases: former St. Louis NFL fans and Arsenal Football Club fans.

In this episode, Mike (as we all know, a former St. Louis NFL fan) interviews Khared (apologies – I didn’t get the spelling), an Arsenal supporter based in Amsterdam. The two were able to meet via a subReddit called “Fuck Stan Kroenke,” a forum in (dis)honor of the scumbag sports team owner who:

  • married into the Walmart fortune
  • lied an NFL team out of St. Louis (more on that in a future episode)
  • evicted a small retirement community from his newly purchased North Texas ranch, resulting in a resident committing suicide
  • was a mastermind behind the infamous and failed European Super League

This recording took place shortly after the failure of the ESL – a crazy attempt to Americanize European football and featured some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including North London’s Arsenal FC – and before a flurry of discovery in the St. Louis v. NFL lawsuit.

We need to get some Denver sports fans on the podcast at some point, as Señor Stan’s sports empire also includes the NBA Nuggets and the NHL Avalanche. But, if they’re anything like folks in red half of North London or the Gateway City, they likely share in our anger towards the guy.

#KroenkeOut

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Chris Hurt (Fringe Show)

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This is the third and final 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival episode – and one that features a return guest to the podcast.

Chris Hurt returns to the podcast. We do yet another round of the Alphabet Game, and talk about life in general and plenty of geek culture.

The Last BronyCon – a documentary mentioned by Chris (a known Brony)
The ASMR segment Mike was referencing

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Jessica Whitfield (Fringe Show)

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This is the second of our 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival episodes.

In this episode, we interview Jessica Whitfield, a local actress, writer, and standardized patient – a profession she gladly introduces us to.

“Backseat Drivers Be Like” – a very funny short film Jessica is in (the only time I’ve heard that Hindi phrase other than…)

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Patrick Poe (Fringe Show)

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Today, we start our three episode run from the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival. Like last year’s festival, this year was entirely online.

In our first episode of this year’s Fringe, we interview local filmmaker, comedian and podcaster Patrick Poe.

You can find Patrick’s work here:

Patrick’s short film “Silent But Deadly” – the closest he’s done to horror

We’d love to share with you Richie Wolfe’s vampire short, but Mike forgot the name of the film, so trust us that such a film exists.

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Ski’s 2021 Tourney Picks (or Screw Oral Roberts!)

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Welcome to the start of Season 4 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For!

Today’s episode features our intrepid host making his picks for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament – the first tourney to happen during the run of this podcast. (Because it’s long done by the time the new season of the podcast starts, we’ll be opening with this episode.)

Mike’s Final Four:

Florida State, Gonzaga, Ohio State, and Syracuse.

How did he do? Well, he finished dead last in a tournament pool of 4, including past podcast guests Daniel Rains and Tim Crippen.

Oh, and special no thanks to a certain evangelical college located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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5,000 Unique Downloads Episode

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This is sadly how Season 3 of the podcast must end.

This was our episode for our 5,000th unique download milestone. We’ll try to do this again for 10,000.

Also, Mike ran out of stories to share to end this season… or has he? There is a short story involving the current President of the United States, the Secret Service and a video job.

Still, there will be a fourth season of the podcast, and we’ve just started work on that. Including another three-show interview program for the 2021 KC Fringe Festival. Also, we do a rundown of what we’d like to see in the upcoming season.

Thank you all for your continued and future support of the podcast!

See you in Season 4!!!

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  • Intro music: “Fantasia Fantasia” by Kevin MacLeod
  • Outro music: “Starting Over” courtesy of FreeStockMusic.com (now defunct)

Top 20 South Park Episodes

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“Ample parking day or night, people spouting ‘Howdy neighbor!'”

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We are huge South Park fans here on the podcast, and Mike (who has seen every single episode) has a list of his top 20 episodes (out of just over 300 produced):

  1. Trapped in the Closet (the Scientology episode)
  2. Cartman Gets an Anal Probe (the very first episode)
  3. Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods
  4. Cartman Joins NAMBLA
  5. Red Hot Catholic Love
  6. The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers
  7. Toilet Paper
  8. All About Mormons
  9. Casa Bonita
  10. Good Times with Weapons (“Let’s Fighting Love”)
  11. The Passion of the Jew
  12. Imaginationland (3-parter)
  13. The Ring
  14. Dead Celebrities (Chipotle makes you defecate blood)
  15. Fishsticks
  16. TMI
  17. The Poor Kid (Dr. Pepper is an agnostic beverage)
  18. Butterballs (“Jackin’ it in San Diego”)
  19. Sarcastaball
  20. The Cissy

“Screw you guys! I’m going home!”

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Sarmila Venkoba Sah

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Today’s guest is Sarmila Venkoba Sah. Sarmila is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas who also studied at UMKC. She also helped Mike teach chess.

The conversation includes chess talk as well as college experiences, pets, and so on.

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2000 Unique Downloads Livestream

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To celebrate 2,000 unique downloads, we did another livestream.

Things to look for in this episode:

  • Errors and omissions
  • Answers to a SurveyMonkey quiz Mike had made to promote the podcast (sadly, no longer available)
  • Mike’s Top YouTube channels

Please excuse the technical difficulties. We had them during the actual livestream.

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Top 10 Colleges

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In terms of production number, this is episode number 37 of the podcast. However, we will not be releasing this as number 37 – the start of season 3 has been reserved for the KC Fringe Festival live shows.

So, it is time to address Mike’s tastes in college athletics. Here is Mike’s definitive Top 10 colleges list.

Important to note: every school on this list is NCAA Division I (of which there are over 350 as of this post).

  1. University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
  2. University of Notre Dame
  3. Florida State University
  4. Duke University
  5. US Naval Academy (Navy)
  6. Miami University (Ohio)
  7. Syracuse University
  8. Dartmouth College
  9. Lamar University
  10. University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)

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