By Zach Heltzel and Grant Pardee
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Every week until the inevitable heat death of the planet from manmade climate change, comedians / cat dads Zach Heltzel and Grant Pardee give you information and insight on everything happening in America, a very fine place where nothing weird is happening.
||ExplicitEp. 14 - Cats and Kaep (with Ashlyn Anstee!)||We bring to you a palate cleanser this week where very little in the way of politics is brought up and instead, we talk about cats, movies, football, young adult fiction, Canada, and Meghan Trainor with wife of the pod and the manager of our producers,.||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13 - Jeff Bezos Show Hog||Zach and Grant could have (and probably should have) just talked about Steven Soderbergh's **High Flying Bird**, a movie that absolutely rules that we spoil quite thoroughly during the episode, so make sure to watch it before diving in if you care abou.||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12 - The Centrists Are Revolting||Well, it finally happened. Events transpired in the country that made are two white male good smol bois talk about abortion. We know you've all been waiting for it. Also this week, Howard Schultz made himself look like a huge heckin' dumdum until Ra...||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11 - Indictment Night in America||Roger Stone gets 1% of what he ultimately deserves for his scumbaggery, the government shutdown ends, hundreds of journalists lose their jobs overnight, and Zach does a Macho Man Randy Savage impression nobody asked for. None of those things are as imp.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10 - The Red and the White||Two white men talk about institutional racism, a lane they probably should stay out of but they have so much unearned confidence in themselves they do it anyway. They also drift into talking about the Fyre festival, Tom Brady smooching on his son, and .||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9 - Horseshoe Theory||The government shutdown lingers on as the hotel deal guy descends deeper into madness and the "Seth Rich was murdered by the DNC" wing of the Democratic coalition gets their own Presidential candidate! Very normal and good week.||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8 - USA 2k19||Zach and Grant wake up from their respective naps and catch each other up on what's going on with the government shutdown, the 2020 presidential election, and the historical precedent for all the breathtakingly stupid things that are probably about to .||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7 - The Mailbag Episode Vol. 1||Grant asked if we could edit out the part where I revealed to America that he's endowed like a caffeinated Four Loko can but I refused to oblige. In the words of Julian Assange as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the Bill Condon film _The Fifth Est.||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6 - Big Meaty Calves||The good small bois talk this week about how the government murdered a seven-year-old, a conservative judge tried to take away your healthcare, and Lorne Michaels colluded with Weezer to hurt Donald Trump's feelings. Also, Sonic the Hedgehog is a thicc||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5 - Female Presenting Nipples||Zach and Grant dive head first into the shallow end of Tumblr's decision to remove NSFW content from its platform and the implications that has for sex workers and vulnerable online communities who have defined the platform over the last decade.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4 - No Country for Laura Loomer||George H.W. Bush is dead, Mueller's going hard in the paint, deplatforming fascists is super effective, society is on the verge of collapse, and Grant still hasn't played a handheld Pokemon game!||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3 - O'Malley Would Have Won (with Zach's Mom)||Zach and his mom run down the 2020 Democratic primary clown car while Grant gets a week off to be a happy married homeowner and Robert Mueller continues to not drop the album.||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2 - The Zuckman Cometh||Zach gets mad at big tech companies while Grant professes his love and admiration for Gritty as the spectre of Detective Pikachu looms over the Russia investigation.||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1 - A Turducken of Awfulness||Zach and Grant dance around the 2018 midterm elections as flakes of ash from the burning hills of Malibu fall around them like winter snow.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
way into this
as someone who’s extremely online this podcast really speaks to me and for me. keep it up y’all.
Good smol podcast
A good smol podcast featuring two good smol bois, what could be better? I listen every week now and have subjected several friends to the show as well — there are dozens of us. If you like Crooked Media but maybe think it’s a little too ~mainstream~ you should try #NormPod. Also hey Zach and Grant: Please give Zach’s mom a weekly segment, she is delightful.
NOT about pokemon!!
Normal type is my fav type of pokemon, so you can imagine the elation I experienced when I saw that there was a podcast about normal type pokemon called Normal Country... At least I thought... They've mentioned pokemon a few times over the episodes, sure, but if you're looking for an in depth discussion of the musical theory behind Jigglypuff's music, this ain't that podcast.
Despite this, even though I was initially disappointed, I have come to appreciate this podcast because it provides the poignant politacl and cultural discourse that was missing from my life before. 5 stars.