By Josh Millard and Jesse Holden
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Josh and Jesse, seasoned BSers in PDX, drink beer and shoot the crap with whoever they can lure into Josh's basement.
||ExplicitEpisode 45: Reunion Pt. 3 – Solamente Plasticos||It’s finally Part 3 of 3 in our reunion episode, and we close out our incredibly long beer-and-scotch-and-soliloquy-addled night with stories of linkrot, homeownership, and car keys. Music: So What by K.Flay||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 44: Reunion Pt. 2 – You’re Definitely In A Plato’s Fetish Situation||In Part 2 of 3, continuing to plow through both a heap of booze and their overdue backlog of post-hiatus topics, Josh and Jesse cover grilled cheese, canine ardor, bumming cigarettes, Pixar’s “Cars”, Plato’s parable of the cave,||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 43: Reunion Pt. 1 – Remember When We Had Weeks||Back from hiatus, Josh and Jesse have a long backlog of topics to work through. In part one, we put Jesse in a carwash, Josh in charge of Twitter, and 2017 in the dumpster where it belongs. Music: Come In From The Rain by LKN||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 42: Season 2 Teaser||We’re getting the band back together. Let me tell you a story.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 41: Branches in my Mind Tree||We welcome one-time pinch-hitter co-host Jessamyn West back for a strange format-breaking mash-up episode. Scramble to keep the conversational branches straight in your Mind Tree as we blur the lines between podcast and mixtape,||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 40: Release the Dongle, Josh Boykin||Josh Boykin of Intelligame.us and fellow Outpost cohabitant bikes on over to the Crapshoot basement for a spirited chat about video games and tangentially related topics (including shitheadconomics, Maslow’s hierarchy of problems, government cheese,||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39: The Cold November Rain On Stardew Valley||We’re thrilled to welcome Brad back to the show for a deep dive on Stardew Valley. On the way, we also touch on Moshow the Cat Rapper, Stovokor, Axl Rose, Bee and Puppycat, Kickstarter entitlement syndrome, Undertale disruption,||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38: Johnathan Korn Is My Father||Punctuality, nicknames, buying beer, parking lot favors, panhandling strategy, falling off the wagon, carbs, ghee, legalizing weed, MMOs, the metafilter gopher server (Jesse’s memory was right!) and the brand-new XOXO Outpost creative space.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37: Crapshoot NA (Ride the Dragon, F**k the Wagon)||Topics today include Jesse’s guest spot on the Metafilter Podcast, non-alcoholic beer, meager money management skills, Star Wars Merchandising, the Cereal King, wasting a melody, “padcasts,” show etiquette, Lost, and Skinner boxes.||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36: Kind of a Mandelbrot Western||Another episode recorded next to a loud furnace, this time you can find us hollering about hug dynamics, vocal fry, bad recording technique, the “that’s my new band name” joke, statistically unlikely colocations, Hawaiian vacation,||12/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35: Sometimes You Salt the Wound||Jesse rambles about WebTV and CueCats, and Josh forgets his sister’s birthday, but GJ comes from nowhere to save the show when he’s spontaneously summoned to regale us with stories of undertaking, including how to ignobly bury a horse while the owne||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34: Fapstar and Other Electromechanical Games||We open a wormhole between The Crapshoot and We Have Such Films to Show You, stealing Pastor Yakov to talk about lightsabers, rats, New York and Russia, snowclones, Twitter bots, loanwords, the complicated Tengen / Atari / Nintendo relationship,||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33: The Class of Earlike Things/Disneyverse/The Facts of Dogs||Josh returns from distant North Albertsons for our basement reunion episode, and we settle gradually into our normal, ridiculous routine. Topics include XOXO 2015, whether the ears are a part of the face, salt lakes,||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: As If the One Rules Out the Other||Today we weigh the merits of ‘a Yelp for Drivers’ against ‘an Omnipresent Police State’, discuss the mighty Barbed Carpoon, and chat about Pico 8. With those topics settled, we really tuck in for a deep dive into Josh’s Ennuigi™,||8/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: I’m Pretty Good, You’re Pretty Good, Hope the Sun Doesn’t Explode||Jesse and Josh disagree: How good is pretty good? Was Rip Van Winkle metabolizing squirrel food, or was he in magic-stasis? But with these critical issues resolved, we allow ourselves to settle into a nice lengthy real-bro-time conversation about Josh||7/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: The Jesse and Josh Teenage Episode||After “Whatcha Gamin’, Bro?”, join us for a romp through our miserable teen years, largely boiling down to bullying and social dynamics, Calvin and Hobbes (see Josh’s new project Calvin and Markov (more info)), and video games.||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: North Albertsons, Alaska||After game 3 of the 27th Annual Tic Tac Toe World Championships, Josh and Jesse shoot crap about the Skype dynamic, washing machines, free cocaine, road stories, dreams, the various purposes of human communication, and Fallout Shelter.||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: They Took All Your Numbers||Surprise co-host Jessamyn joins Jesse to talk about birthdays, traveling, California, roller derby, audio editing, phone scams, tech support, meetups, weddings, Jessamyn’s most recent wedding ceremony (metatalk), Gilligan’s Island,||6/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Pay a Little Attention to Your Scenario||After a post-game interview with Darmok runs over a little into our time slot, join your hosts for a couple Modelos Especial and a chat about suddenly-appearing piles of foam, knee reversal surgery, body dysmorphia and horror, lucid dreaming,||5/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Google Horse Butt Funny Puppet||After the thrilling “Freezing Your Assets” episode of Roommates of Catan, join your Crapshoot hosts Josh and Jesse for a special, slightly-more-rapid-fire-than-usual episode that powers through such topics as: Locating Matt Haughey, iPhone upgra||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Josh Popped a Squat at my Sister’s Wedding||An inaugural episode for our new recording venue, this episode finds us talking for quite some time about genetic algorithms and Josh’s Genetic Football project, and also Josh’s role transition at Metafilter. Along the way, we touch on genetic car||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: D & D is Someone Breaking Your Heart||After the Scat Hour, join our intrepid hosts to learn (??) about lent, creative obligations, boxes of moldy skulls and spines, Josh’s twitter D & D character and D & D memories in general, naming podcast networks, whether Jesse has read Dune,||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Ghosts on the E.T. Ride||Skip Worthington returns to attempt another Dungeons & Dragons Adventure, this time with a first-time adventurer. Afterward, it’s part 2 of our Crapshoot double episode, aka Episode 22B, aka Hellbanned from Podcasting, wherein we discuss halloween,||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Hellbanned||Airing this time after Dungeons & Dragons Adventures, The Crapshoot returns for our 2015 debut. In part 1, Josh and Jesse reconvene to talk about audience feedback, The Harvey Girls, geologist humor, the Xs do it Y joke format, Paul Ford and Tilde.||2/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: XOXO 2014||The long-overdue, field-recorded episode from XOXO Fest 2014, episode 21 finds Josh and Jesse mostly in drunken snippets as we are subsumed into @xoxo, along the way joined variously by Matthew Bogart ( @matthewbogart ), Brad Sucks ( @bradsucks ),||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Discourse on the Disc Course||What’s the score? Join Raaaaaaad Radley and co-host Chomp Wigglestein for another jaunt through A) a literal park, and possibly B) pandimensional space, for their celebrated long-running podcast Discourse on the Disc Course. Afterward,||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Doritos Loaded Presents: The Crapshoot||“Instead of calling this Episode 19: Whatever We Said At The Beginning, we can call it Doritos Loaded Presents. They can’t stop us from putting that on there. You seem really uncomfortable.”||8/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Bros Scotching Bros||Airing this time after the subtle and sublime “That’s Beer In Your Eye” podcast, The Crapshoot returns with the same malarkey you’ve surely come to love and forgive us for, with Josh and Jesse spitballing about possibly-corporate-sponsored viral||7/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Eran Haas Is A Serious Enabler||After a bit of a delay, The Crapshoot is back (right after the fake podcast The Fake Podcast) with special guest and friend Eran Haas, also the regular In The Cut cohost. Conversational topics include (but are not limited to (and in no particular order||7/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Don’t Let This Be a Figment of a Fever Paula Deen||Coming up on the tail of The Frugal Floutist, it’s episode 16 of The Crapshoot! This time, we talk about: having a cold, the aesthetics and classism of beer cans vs bottles, how to design bad t-shirts, binaural recordings, erudition,||4/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Non-Matt Yogurt And Other Really Clever Nicknames||This one is a biggie and worth the wait: Josh and Jesse spend a massive double-dose of a podcast talking with comics artist Matthew Bogart, about among other things his comics work including the wonderful in-progress story Oh,||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: High Noon on the Moon||On right after everybody’s favorite serial space western radio program, this Crapshoot sees Josh and Jesse chattering alone together about things like: how to not be a bummer when someone at the supermarket asks you how your day is; how to not be a di||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Jesse’s Actual Mom||Jesse’s actual factual flesh-and-blood this-is-not-Josh-making-a-joke-about-moms mom comes by for a very special episode of The Crapshoot. We talk about all kinds of things: Lakeport, CA; Jesse being such a handsome boy; Josh’s whole thing with the||2/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Dr. Mrs. Jesse’s Mom, Penisologist||This time out on the Crapshoot (on right after Judith’s brother’s show, What’s That Song), Josh and Jesse drink their tonics and gins and discuss: apologies! Car name demographics! Jesse’s mom being a penisologist! Segways!||1/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Somebody Call A Somnambulance||We sit down with Portland nerd Chris Barker and talk about old Mac hardware, the conceptual framework of New Years resolutions, and the fact that Josh has a beard. And we finally discuss Sugar Bush Squirrel.||1/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Filling a gas car with diesel||Right after the Fun 4 Kidz Podcast Gaming Hour (that Sammy Sparkles always makes me smile), it’s the triumphant 2014 return of The Crapshoot. Josh and Jess enjoy a few Spaten Optimators and talk job stuff (Jesse’s end-of-year retail madness and Josh||1/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: No Guns n Roses, Ever||Back after a short holiday delay, Josh and Jesse drink some Occidental Lucubrator and talk about timbre (“tamber!”), the language of mathematics, the taxonomy of first kisses, how much Guns ‘n Roses suck, how thoroughly time flies, etc.||12/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Conan Neutron Destroys Our Computer||Right after Let’s Talk Turkey sports radio with Bill Williams, we’ve got an at least semi-rowdy Crapshoot this week, snagging touring San Francisco rock fella Conan Neutron for a bunch of beery basement chatter about music, podcasts,||11/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Lost In Time And Space||This week (right after the 80s sitcom nostalgiacast Whatcha Walken About, Willis), Josh and Jesse sit down sans guest to talk about, among other things: “hipster” as an aesthetic category vs. hipster as an insult, Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from Missoula||11/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Let’s Settle This Over Some Joose||Hot on the tail of The Breaking Styrofoam Hour, this week’s Crapshoot is a special king-sized edition because we just couldn’t stop talking to XOXO conference founder Andy “waxy” Baio, possibly because he got us drunk on some really bad booze.||11/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Two Jesses From Ukiah||On right after math quiz podcast One In A Million, this is our Jesses From Ukiah special, with our guest this time being Jesse Brennan, a now-Portlander from the same California hometown as co-host Jesse Holden.||11/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: How Many Eggs Is A Deviled Egg?||On right after One, Two, Three, Foooore! Golf For Beginners, it’s our fourth episode of The Crapshoot, with Josh and Jesse kibitzing about a whole cornucopia of topics: being bad at multitasking, delusions of grandeur,||10/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Beering it up with Brad “Brad Sucks” Turcotte||This time on The Crapshoot (airing right after the debut/finale episode of the Words That Rhyme With Orange podcast), we sit down with an actual Canadian, visiting Ottowan musician Brad Turcotte, who has for years now been making catchy-as-hell music u.||10/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Moon men throwing baseballs at the sun||In our sophomore outing (on right after Kent’s Catcast), it’s just your two cohosts, drinking beer and tackling a bunch of life’s tough questions, like: do kids know what a CRT is? What will 30th century anthropologists make of podcasts about Hell||10/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: EAT POOP TEA and other palindromes, with Mark Saltveit||In our debut episode of The Crapshoot, we sit down and b******t for an hour with local comedian, writer, and world champion palindromist Mark Saltveit about sentences that go backwards AND forwards, his new football philosophy book The Tao of Chip||10/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Just listen to it.
These guys taught me that you don't have to pronounce the word "banal" so that it rhymes with "anal" (But you can if you want to! I looked it up!!!).
An amazing podcast about harassing the audience for iTunes reviews.
This podcast has everything: the beginnings of conversations, tangents, digressions that segway into sidebars, off-topic anecdotes and out right refusals to get to the point. This is exemplified in a quote from the podcast itself; Jesse, in describing their conversational style stated “I can’t see an alley without sprinting down it.”
Every conversational alley that is explored is captured it in a zero editing, straight to broadcast method that lends itself to the Alcohol-fueled-debate-with-friends feel of the podcast. Each episode seems to find a balance and resolution of its own accord and wrap up neatly despite the hosts apparent attempts and chaos. Entertaining, informative and fun. Butts.
Like drinking diesel on a regular unleaded morning
Almost as entertaining as Axl Rose. Almost.