By Tom Barbalet
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Exploring the artifacts and culture of the magnificant morsels found in their attics, the aficionados are mundane missionaries. Sometimes they talk about movies and food too.
||Explicit21. Randomly Acquired Armies [February 10, 2018]||Connor is injured. The aficionados discuss dragons. Connor kicks off a discussion about armies and how to acquire them. Connor wants to talk about vastly giant creatures. Tom explores the universality of the dragon myths. What about megalopolis places?||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. Why Miniatures? [February 3, 2018]||Connor talks a little bit about his artistic vision for the podcast. Tom wants to deep dive into miniatures. What makes them special? Why would you want to collect them? Metal vs plastic - which material is better. Before they conclude the podcast, the||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Digging A Little Deeper [January 27, 2018]||Connor has just returned from Austin. What does Connor like to cook and eat? Connor shouts out Golbinoid Games who publishes Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future. Tom talks about Kevin Siembieda's Rift, a gaming system big enough for Teenage Mutant Ninja Tu||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Welcome to Second Edition [January 20, 2018]||Tom kicks of second season of Attic Aficionados with new co-host Connor Sites-Bowen. Connor introduces himself and Tom wants a deeper dive into Connor's Dungeons and Dragons experiences. Discussions move to industrial wastelands and Connor's home in Pit||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSimulcast Long Funk 4. High Desert War Games [December 27, 2017]||Tom is puzzled by the few war gamers who live in the High Desert around Victorville, California. To subscribe go to http://www.longfunk.com/||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial 1. Corgis and Catapults [November 26, 2017]||Aaron introduces his connection to the podcast. Tom asks about GI Joe. They explore various board games. Tom compares and contrasts legal box gifts - clearly one was more appropriate. How did Aaron rate NJ Toy Con 2017? Tom laments Christmas lights and||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. Just Panther [October 21, 2017]||The aficionados finish a topic from last week's recording relating to clothing in Australia and fall into tasty treats. Rituals are important. Bran has model railroad questions. How about smoked meats? Seafoods continue the orgy of food. Bran wants some||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Hard Drive Recovery [October 15, 2017]||The renovations are over for Brandon, now all that is left it mending the relationship with the listeners. Halloween decorations are topical. Tom wants to know more about Brandon's composition process. Similarly Tom wants more information on Brandon's c||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. Coal Mining Filth [September 2, 2017]||There is a 50 degree F difference between Tom's recording temperatures and Bran's recording temperatures. Tom shouts out a couple of listeners. What's Brandon's opinion of bar-cades? Halloween candy and Christmas gifts round out the listener selection.||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Fabio Was So Good on the Sopranos [August 26, 2017]||Bran has been cooking for a large family group. Tom wants recipe information. Listeners want more PB and J, well at least some did. Milk appears to be just as worthy a discussion. Australia didn't have convenience stores like America. Japanese animation||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Brazilian Babes Know The Way to San Jose [August 19, 2017]||The show begins with an unboxing or two. Tom ask about the PB and J assembly. Tom wants to know more about Van Damme movies of note. Strange food related questions dominate the early part of the recording. Listener Bruce Canopy seems to be stalking the||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Question Number Six [August 5, 2017]||Tom wants to know about Brandon's cats. Brandon is stumped by the first listener question. School stories arrive thick and fast. The aficionados discuss what they would do with a celebrity for a day. Youtube shows Tom meeting the Queen. Book, album, mo||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitListener Chat: Derek Stutsman on the 1980s Arcade Cabinets [July 31, 2017]||Friend, co-worker and Attic Aficionados listener, Derek Stutsman, talks about arcade cabinets through history and his love of finding and restoring cabinets to their original glory. If you want to be on a listener chat reach out to Tom via Facebook or T||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: Hacking Confrontational French [July 29, 2017]||Brandon has experienced DVD problems. Tom wants to dig deep into Brandon's love of winter. They talk about dead musicians and making electric guitars. Tom reads an iTunes review and talks about the locations of the aficionados. Halloween costumes and in||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: Less Salty, More Malty, Like Guano [July 22, 2017]||Brandon is doing an unboxing from a few weeks ago. Tom seeks Brandon's council on hunting lodges and beach houses on the East Coast. Tom references a track which is actually called Quintillions Beam. Dave Smith wants his movie recommendations and the af||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSupporting Audio for 9: Quintillions Beam [July 22, 2017]||With a harpsichord sample worth noting, this comes from Tom Barbalet's 1999 release, Mind Monkeys and Purfect Beats.||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitListener Chat: Mari Shouse on the 1980s and the Grateful Dead [May 27, 2017]||Breaking away from the standard format, Tom begins a series of chats with listeners. Tom talks with his sister-in-law, Mari Shouse, about the 1980s music and fashion. They explore the rise of hair metal and having friends appearing in music videos. The||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: Basil Department [May 20, 2017]||Tom gets a parcel which needs to be unwrapped. Onion Eye provides a number of topics this week including bootleg toys, thrift store finds and old kung fu movies. Adam Czarski asks about early computer games. Tom talks about how early miscreant computer||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterlude: 2Deep Circa 1990 [May 12, 2017]||Tom picks a couple of verses from 2Deep's album, Honey That's Show Biz featuring Jae Supreme and Rob Well.||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||ExplicitVideoSpecial: Trip into Tom's Attic [May 6, 2017]||Tom introduces his attic in an attempt to find items of interest and a particular gold leafed book which remains allusive. He is able to find a couple of items of specific interest to the podcast but mainly he has trouble breathing and finds a bunch of||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: Asparagus [May 6, 2017]||Brandon starts the recording by unwrapping a gift from Disneyland that ticks two and a half Attic Aficionados boxes but it depends on the cost of a burger it would seem. How about a favorite color? They explore building of forts in particular beach fort||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterlude: SLF Circa 1989 [April 29, 2017]||You may recall back in Turntables From Afar, Tom mentioned coming back from LA with a bunch old records no one has ever heard of. Tonight he pulled one out of the attic and sampled some of the best breaks from that one record including a favorite backwa||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: Magpies and Hybrid Peppers [April 15, 2017]||They start the podcast with Brandon unboxing a package from Tom. Here's a spoiler - it's not clothes pins or Vietnam-era rations. Tom raises the two kinds of collector - the aesthetic collector and the complete set collector. Brandon explores the many u||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: Merman Mulligatawny [April 8, 2017]||Brandon explains Merman's many forms. They digress into where action figures go to die and other obsessive hobbies. Brandon offers an explanation of the first three Rocky films. Tom is fascinated about Italian-American-ness. Brandon asks about Casino an||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: Turntables From Afar [April 1, 2017]||Tom ate some Vietnam era ration gum and they explore the gum sold with baseball cards. Brandon wants to know more about the rations and they share a love of paper mold. They discuss Rogue One and Tom provides a small narration about seeing films in Aust||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit0: Ocean City, Carbon Monoxide and Violins [March 25, 2017]||Brandon introduces the recording with the boardwalk at Ocean City circa 1987. Tom offers their connections through Dungeons and Dragons. They discuss the smell of Masters of the Universe. Tom references the film, Marwencol (without naming it specificall||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast about nothing in particular
The conversations in this podcast are very entertaining. They talk about a wide variety of subjects, from toys, to video games, to cooking and collecting. These guys are great!
I have been a fan of Brandon ever since the CKY days, and this is totally different then anything he's ever done. (In a good way)
Tom is an excellent storyteller, who keeps the audience engaged from beginning to end.
Keep it up guys. But I want to hear a podcast with the two of you in the same room.
Whatever You're Looking For, This Is It
Great stuff here from Tom and Brandon. Casual conversations about everything from G.I. Joes to Magpies. It's all here!
If you're a collector of any kind, you'll thoroughly enjoy Attic Aficionados - and even if you aren't I'm willing to bet you'll enjoy it anyway.
Keep it up guys!
Found this podcast by googling Brandon and reading his Wikipedia. Glad I found it as Brandon and Tom have a great chemistry and a fun time. I also love toys and games and Australian and Delco accents (I know it's Chesco but they are very similar accents). Keep it up gang! Love ya!