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Span the globe with John (visual effects artist in New Zealand) and Jay (video game producer in New York) as they have light-hearted discussions about the latest news, movies and games.
||ExplicitEpisode 173: The BTS Social Experiment||Another meaty one for you: we talk the Korean Pop sensation that is BTS, Elon Musk maybe being a fraud, murdering your husband (allegedly), and Thomas and Friends’ racist past according to NRA TV.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 172: Happy Jew Year!||We go off the rails talking about Jewish customs, shooting someone in their own house, and how many commandments Trump has broken.||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 171: Silky Smooth||After a brief hiatus, we’re shaking the rust off talking about internet in New Zealand, Diamond & Silk, and pizza. Bear with us through the rough start and our (to be expected) lack of preparation.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Mission: Impossible – Fallout||We review the immortal Tom Cruise’s latest and talk the franchise’s future.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 170: Fortnite Tutoring. It’s a Thing.||Two big stories to unpack this week: an adulterer’s sidepiece owes over $8 million to her husband and parents are hiring video game coaches for their kids.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 169: Opportunity Cost||Another rambler this week. We talk Tom Cruise, social media, and, the guy who left ‘the world’s sexiest weather girl’ to be a professional Call of Duty player.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 168: Bricks for Cake||We talk James Gunn being fired for decade-old tweets, Papa John dropping the N-bomb, and 4-day work weeks in New Zealand.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 167: Whitewashing the Thai Cave Rescue Movie||Buckle up for this one. Following some rambling about streaming services, we get into casting the movie based on the Thai cave rescue mission. Then we get into some controversial trans casting and whether or not Lady Gaga is too pretty for A Star is Bor||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 166: The Incredible Mr. Rogers (3-Way w/ Brittany Garcia)||Movie focused this week as we talk about Won’t You Be My Neighbor and do full spoilers on Incredibles 2. Oh, we also take time to talk about a 92-year-old mother murdering her 72-year-old son.||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 165: How F****d are We? (3-Way w/ Chris Baily)||Chris joins both of us for the first time to help break down much of the latest political happenings in the States.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 164: Where We’ve Been||We’re back to talk a bit about Trump, a bit about girls “working,” and a lot about Osaka.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Avengers: Infinity War||We get into the movie in addition to the MCU as a whole. Let’s be real, more people have seen this movie than not at this point, so it may as well be a normal episode. Enjoy!||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 163: Wet in Thailand||John is back and we talk Thailand, Nashville, and NHL playoffs.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (3-way)||Drew and Luke are back to review the latest God’s Not Dead film. This isn’t a traditional spoils, as we go through the entire plot making a watch largely unnecessary.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 162: How to (not) use Condoms||We talk Sinclair news, people snorting condoms, and a new risqué Switch game. Even if you don’t listen, please don’t snort condoms, people!||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Ready Player One||“Spielberg’s” latest is on the block for our judgement this week||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 161: Stripper Appropriation||John spears a political discussion this week. We talk Stormy Daniels, excessive partisanship, and #NotAStripper||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Pacific Rim Uprising||We review Pacific Rim Uprising; the highs, the lows, and the geography.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 160: Support Women||We talk expendable men, racist teachers, and Derek Jeter’s gift basket.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Tomb Raider (2018)||We review and spoil whatever there really is to in the latest incarnation of Tomb Raider.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 159: Laser Eyes||One of us got laser eye surgery and tells the other one all about it. We also talk DNA changes in space, and what’s too black for Chinese movie-goers.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 158: Giving Advice that Wasn’t Asked For||We answer a call that was not requested: what do you do when your significant other is watching misogynist and neo-nazi content?||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Black Panther||We review, with full spoilers, Black Panther, one of our most highly-anticipated movies in a long time.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 157: While we were Away||We catch up on the last couple of weeks, talking John’s trip to LA and, of course, the latest in the gun debate.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 156: Who Plays Trump in Movies About Trump?||We’ll be taking a hiatus for a couple weeks, but until then, we leave you with this. We cast Trump in future movies, ramble about other movies, and I fully endorse Celeste.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 155: And the Winner is (Going to Be)…||We push through our fatigue to discuss John’s award nominations, Oscar predictions, and Women’s March 2018.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 154: Eww||We alternate between gross and interesting talking about Trump and Story Daniels, vintage ads, tape worms, and nailing art.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 153: Let’s Get Real (Dolls)||Something for everyone this week as we talk James Bond assaulting women, Oprah for president, Trump being racists (WHAAAA?!), and Real Dolls.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 152: The Goi Who Cried Wolff||Oy vey! We talk latkes, bar/bat mitzvahs, and, of course, Fire and Fury.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 151: A Palindrome!||Finishing out 2017 with a good one. We talk Kim Kardashian for president, selfies, and swatting.||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFNP Spoils: Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Title says it all. Spoiler-free opinions are in the first five minutes before we dive in with our non-die-hard-fan critiques.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 150: What’s Wrong With White Women?||Back after hiatus, we shake the rust off talking about the Alabama election, Ocean’s 8, and The Game Awards. This one starts strong and then, well… the second half happens.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 149: I’m Making Waffles||A little long this week as we tackle the hottest current events: taxes, Matt Lauer, and DC vs Marvel movies. Oh, we also talk about the dude that cooked his own meal at a Waffle House.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 148: Big Ballers||We talk Black Friday, LaVar Ball vs Trump, John Lasseter, and Net Neutrality||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 147: The Cost of Virginity||… is about $4 million apparently. We get into it after talking about Justice League, doorknobs, and bathtubs.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 146: Moore Thor||We talk about the latest sexual harassment and assault allegations against Louis CK and Roy Moore before going into our Thor Ragnarok review (spoilers and all). Traditional ramblings to resume next week.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 145: Meat Miles||Titling this one was tough. We talk steak leaderboards, more sexual harassment, and whether or not I (Jay) am actually a gamer.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 144: David Cop-a-feel||Continuing our righteous march against sexual assault, we talk about the allegations against HW Bush. Then, to take the edge off, we talk Dr. Smood and Amazon Key.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 143: International Politics||We cover the New Zealand election according to John’s understanding, so expect a lot of holes and assumptions.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 142: Why-nstein?||Probably saw this coming. We mostly talk about Harvey Weinstein before getting into a deep conversation that questions existence itself. Enjoy!||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 141: We’re Fat||We look back on what we ate/did/ate in Austin. Our Salt Lick feast pictured (less the cobbler and pie).||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 140: The Road to Austin||Join us on our drive from Houston to Austin while we talk Whataburger, the Las Vegas shooting, and gun control in general. All of this periodically interrupted by things we see en route.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 139: Yum Kippur||Pun intended, as we talk about food from a series of tangents starting with Yom Kippur dinner. Meanwhile, the bread for that sandwich is our upcoming Austin trip and Hugh Hefner with a spot-on Australian accent for dessert.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 138: Trump vs. the World||John’s back in NZ and sick so this one’s on the shorter side. We talk Spirit Airlines and Trump’s speech in Alabama.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 137: John’s Wedding Adventure||John had some best man obligations to fulfill in West Virginia. I sing a good chunk of the Cha Cha Slide. And we talk about the rise of city living.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 136 (Side B): Jay Loves Pyre||With apologies to Logan Cunningham, I finally give my spirited review of Pyre… two weeks after saying I would. We also talk some “bad” game endings and why it’s so damn hard to make a good Star Fox game.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 136 (Side A): IRMAHGERD||Like CNN, we’ve shifted our focus to Hurricane Irma for Side A of this week’s podcast.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 135: Dating Dads in Dream Daddy (3-way)||Brittany is back to talk about dating our dream daddies in… well… Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. Please excuse the tack sync at the beginning; it was left in as per John’s request.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 134: Getting Fat in Nashville||Longer one this week as we talk Nashville, best man speeches, and what industries millennials are killing.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 133: Is Trump a Nazi Sympathizer?||Yeah, probably. We also talk about Portland, burgers, and establishing the degenerate scale.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
These guys are spot on week after week. Hilarious dialogue, timely discussions. FNP is the most underrated podcast out there.
Because they’re begging
I’ll give them the extra star when they do a podcast from Churro Borough and grab random people from the shop to speak during their podcast.
Great Podcast but they got the name wrong...
Ok, let's get one thing out of the way: Jay might be a fat b*tch but that doesn't always mean he's wrong. In the wide breadth of things they discuss Jay is correct somewhere between all of the time and none of the time. However, he did title this thing the Fun National Podcast! Sure, it's Fun and it's a Podcast but it's not National, it's International. John has stated time and time again that he lives in New Zealand and that 45 is no longer his president (despite his obvious American citizenship still withstanding). So is it incorrect to say that this should be called the Fun International Podcast? I mean I get it: saying the FN Podcast is a lot funnier than saying the FI Podcast, especially considering that would bring about a plethora of listeners looking for a podcast regarding Fidelity. And good god, what are they looking for? Fidelity Investments? Vinyl collections? Faithful married people? The list goes on and on, but I digress. Now I know Jason will argue that it started off as a podcast with two Americans living in the United States but on opposite ends of the country, hence the "National". But that was only for about 1 year of the almost 5 they have been recording. They've been international 80% of the time and national 20% of the time, roughly. So I ask you, if you knew someone that lied to you 80% of the time and was honest 20%, would you consider them an honest person or a liar? I rest my case.
In the end, this podcast is hilarious, ridiculous, and addresses all the issues you don't care about and none of the issues you do...but in a good way. Speaking of which, your guess is as good as mine as to if and when they'll ever bring back the "animals vs people" tally they had in the beginning.
I hope you enjoy The Fun International Podcast.