During KC Fringe (which was held virtually this year), I participated in a Q&A session hosted by Ashley Helm. With Ashley’s blessing – and the understanding that any profit made from this episode (which is none) – I have included it in today’s episode.
This is the third and final episode recorded for the 2020 Kansas City Fringe Festival (pandemic necessitated virtual edition). We welcome Luke and Dan back to the podcast.
Among the topics discussed:
Mike’s DoorDash experiences (including a Top 10 places he has delivered from)
Talk about soccer and guessing who all has won the UEFA Champions League/European Cup
Talking about the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (of all teams)
Here is a chart of which teams have won and/or participated in a Champions League/European Cup final. Despite Luke’s insistence, neither Manchester City nor Paris Saint-Germain will be appearing on this list. (Correction: PSG did make the 2019-20 Champions League final, which took place long after we recorded this episode AND long after virtual Fringe took place.)
This is correct as of the 2019-20 Champions League:
Clubs That Have Won the Cup
Clubs That Have Gotten to the Cup Finals
Real Madrid (13) Barcelona (5)
Atletico Madrid (3 times) Valencia (2 times)
AC Milan (7) Inter Milan (3) Juventus (2)
Fiorentina Roma Sampdoria
Liverpool (6) Manchester United (3) Nottingham Forest (2) Aston Villa (1) Chelsea (1)
This is the first of three episodes that were submitted to the 2020 Kansas City Fringe Festival (pandemic necessitated virtual edition). Our guest in this episode is Kansas City filmmaker Brian Boye. Brian and Mike have known each other since Mike first got involved in local independent film in 2004.
Brian’s stated goal: to have his episode get more unique downloads than Pat Lamb and Trevor Martin (our first two episodes) combined.
Among the things we talk about: the different films Brian has made (some with Mike’s help), barbecue (which was kicked off by talking about ThanksRibbing), and other topics.
Brian’s “Famous Last Words” documentary:
Brian’s “New Jersey: The Musical”:
Here is Brian’s “No H8 NB,” the anti-Nickelback short that went viral in Albany, NY:
Sadly, “F’n Bottle of Bleach” is no longer available on YouTube. I suspect neither is Dave Berry’s final film about the Pizza Hunter, nor the One Night Stand films mentioned in the episode.
The Star Trek: TNG scene referenced in the episode:
Today’s episode can be summed up in a single word:
Conrado Salazar is a Mexican-born chess player living in the Kansas City area. He is also a good friend of the Kansas City Chess Club, and Mike is occasionally asked to drive Conrado to and from his house to the club.
Today’s episode documents such a drive – the last to the club’s old address in Liberty, Missouri. On the way, the drive takes them past the new chess club office in Kansas City North*.