The Vine Donkey Kong Audio Programme
By email@example.com(Chad McCanna)
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Chad McCanna and Hyle "Slush" Russell deliver a bi-weekly serving of Donkey Kong Universe-based comedy, dragging their multinational gaggle of cohorts through the process. Featuring news on upcoming games, trivia contents from throughout DK series history, and award-winning* segments like Great Moments in DKU Audio, you're guaranteed to love it!** *not true **not a guarantee
||206 - Shell Game||The cast continues their universe-hopping tomfoolery with a stop-off in an underground mobile alien fortress inhabitated by a feudal Japanese ninja tribe. Makes sense, right? Unfortunately, the alien-partnered feudal Japanese ninja tribe doesn't see it that way, and it leads to Chad and Hyle getting tortured in the worst way ever devised by man. Before that, however, they have an all-important discussion concerning the possibility of a Camelot-developed Donkey Kong game and Banjo characters in Minecraft! Their circumstances also make them ponder a mutant freak in Obscure Character Showcase! Afterwards, the cast helps one of their listeners straighten his cluttered love in Men Are From Treehouses, Women Are From Save Points! However, can they resolve tensions amongst themselves, or will it take a new Master Debater to mend the brewing racial cold war? Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall of sound! Of course, it wouldn't be The Vine if there weren't life-and-death consequences at stake, and this episode is no different. Will humanity be enslaved by invaders from an alternate dimension... or will they find saviors from the sewer? Order some pizza while you can, because Obamacare is about to price it right out of your budget for some reason.||9/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||205 - I've Got '80s Problems (But A Bitch Ain't One)||After leaving the secret agent universe, it would take a mean feat to top the excitement and intrigue that the gang experienced. Eh, the hell with that. We're doing an '80s high school movie universe instead. Even with the (seemingly) drab circumstances, there's still plenty of riveting Donkey Kong Universe discussion to be had! Chad and Hyle dissect Mario Party 9, Mario Tennis Open, and Donkey Kong 3D rumors in their trademark "too hot for TV" (because nobody will hire them for TV) style! Then, they take a look back at their own tragic school experiences in the first installment of Precious Memories! If that's not depressing enough, your own self-esteem will take a hit when they reflect on the biggest bully in the Donkey Kong Universe in Obscure Character Showcase! After BIDET goes around the bend a bit, they talk about a game that's similar to the DKU in If You Like The DKU! Then, inspired by their setting, Professor Slush calls for a history lesson on the decades before Donkey Kong Country! But will any knowledge learned be enough to escape... Friday night detention?||7/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||204 - Never Love Tomorrow Today||Our intrepid Vine crew finds itself universe hopping out of the frying pan, and smack in the middle of a universe ripe with espionage, intrigue, and rampant womanizing. While Janell recouperates from her probably life-threatening wounds, Hyle, Chad, and their robot pal BIDET-52 wax philosophical over a Diddy Kong Pilot alpha build in a round of Game Discussion. Upon Janell's return, the group educates a newfound ally in the ways of the DKU via Jaynell Walking, prepping him for a dangerous mission. Once he's off, the quartet has no choice but to take a call for relationship advice in that old standby, Men Are From Treehouses, Women Are From Save Points. It doesn't go well. But once the mission is underway, nothing can stop the momentum! That is, except a spirited conversation to determine the true fate of Rare, via that old stalwart Master Debater. It all ends in a finale so action packed, so panty-moisteningly debonair, you'll want to listen with a watered-down martini and won't even care.||4/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||203 - Halloween 2011: Om Zom Zom Zom||Last time, after escaping the Mushroom Universe, the fate of our cast was left up in the air. Were they to return home, or find themselves in yet another creepy world? Well, we're not going to spoil it here, but you can bet that the answer will have frightening consequences. In this very spooky episode, the streets are deserted. Not a soul is around. Of course, that means it's the perfect chance to talk about Donkey Kong! Specifically, a look at some Dead Games that have recently found a return from the grave! Then, it's a direct spotlight on everyone's favorite non-crocodile, non-Blackeye pirate in an Obscure Character Showcase! What of the sexual relations that exist between the here and the hereafter? Why, we better head to The Jungle Shore! Finally, bloodshed breaks out over a very particular form of enemy seen through the Donkey Kong Universe, and it can only be satiated in Master Debater! Elsewhere, Alastair continues his journey to find his lost friends... with bone-chilling results! Shivers will run down your spine as he bones up on geography, haunting new locations and digging up... Ugh. It's Halloween, see.||10/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||202 - Wario and Remembrance||With our hosts still stranded in the Mushroom Universe, they continue their tour of the Mario series by spinning their wheels, both figuratively and literally, with a healthy dose of Mario Kart discussion! The first lap is a look at the upcoming Mario Kart 7, with both Chad and Hyle analyzing videos you've already watched months ago! Then, Janell pulls into their lane with her brand new segment, Cake Bakin', Love Makin'! However, just when their cruise control is set with this status quo, their plans quickly hydroplane when a new driver enters the race. Will this mysterious character threaten to dismantle The Vine crew and send them to the scrap heap? If so, they better get another Obscure Character Showcase out of their inventory drawer... er, glove compartment... before it's too late! On the final lap, it's a race against time with yet another new segment. You better bring the lube in a jiffy, because they're calling it Master Debater! Sit tight and buckle up, because this episode is riding in the HOV lane whether it has two passengers or not! And it does.||10/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||201 - Now We Begin||All right, hi, Paisanos! It's time for the second season premiere of The Vine! Hyle and Chad kick things off by establishing the status quo after a nine-month hiatus, guaranteeing more fun than a barrel of Chained Kongs! They begin by discussing Upcoming Games, with a particular focus on the impending output for the Nintendo 3DS. The always-effervescent Janell stops by with her signature in-game sexpose, which threatens more than once to derail into a discussion on internet bestiality. Chad and Janell take diligent notes during one of Hyle's Continuity Corners, and Jeremy berates yet another hapless forum-goer into submission during an energetic round of Trivia! The show is capped off with a brand new segment, The Royal Flush Brigade, five minutes so epic, it would be absolutely tragic if it were somehow interrupted for the listener by a trans-spatial glimpse into, say, Alastair and Ben's lives. Good god, that would be a hypothetical shame. Cram in some earbuds, grab a slice of mushroom pizza, and kick back to enjoy The Vine: Season Two!||9/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Special Feature: Scrambled Eggs||It's here, despite our every procrastination attempt - Scrambled Eggs, the long-delayed drunken live recording by half of The Vine cast! The proceedings are kicked off with a 20-minute explanation/apology by Chad McCanna and Hyle Russell, followed by the main event. It's the night of Chad and Janell's wedding in New York City, and their noisy post-marital copulation is mistaken for a terrorist attack! Donald Rumsfeld is immediately dispatched, followed by a whole host of political figures, both living and dead. Naturally, a 90-minute orgy ensues. I wish this was a joke. It is not. Scrambled Eggs is by far the most deserving of an EXPLICIT LYRICS "Tipper Sticker," although ironically, Tipper Gore is almost certainly a participant in this episode's festivities.||9/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Season One Retrospective (Part 2)||Our merry band of reminisciers has returned, this time with over two hours of insight into the back-half of The Vine's first season. Join Chad, Hyle, Alastair, and special drop-in guest Janell (with a brand new surname!) as they explore the behind-the-scenes process from Episodes 106 - 110. A fair bit of meandering is done to get to the conversational finish-line, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And neither will you... because you have absolutely no say in the matter.||9/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Season One Retrospective (Part 1)||Season One of The Vine Donkey Kong Audio Programme has come and gone, and we only thought it befitting of our collective ego to sit down for a retrospective. First on the chopping block is Part One of our first season retrospective. Hosts Hyle Russell and Chad McCanna sit down with the shockingly well-mannered Alastair Craig and shockingly ill-livered Jeremy Thorn for a look back at the season's first five episodes. This is a candid, out-of-character discussion and should not be considered within the established canon of The Vine itself. WARNING: Digressions on the subject of Nazi swamp creatures occur within the first five minutes, and really, where can you go from that?||9/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||110 - Speak No Evil (Or Forever Hold Your Peace) (Part 3)||This is it! It's the epic first season finale of The Vine, but will it also be the last? The previous nine episodes have been building to this: A climactic showdown between man, ape, crocodile, vampire, and werewolf-cat. There may be a koala and some parrots in there too, but we haven't double checked. Chad and Hyle still discuss Donkey Kong Country Returns and Retro Gamer, but can Chad overcome his own impotent nature and rescue Janell from certain death at the scales of the Khrushchev Klan? Will another edition of Jay-nell Walking possibly play into that? What exactly are the machinations of the newly-anointed Emperor Ben Kosmina and Shigeru Miyamoto, and will Jeremy stand for them? Is Alastair truly the Messiah of Ook Ook Island, and, if so, is a crucifixion in order, or did I just spin a cruci-fiction? It all comes to a bloody head with the largest naval battle ever recorded in a video game-related podcast. Heroes will live. Heroes will die. And The Vine will never be the same.||8/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||109 - Here No Evil (Part 2)||On part two of our epic sea-faring adventure, Alastair explores the mystery island he finds himself marooned on... but what is former DK Vine staffer Andrey doing there? Meanwhile, the rest of the crew of the S.S. Badass finds themselves adrift in all directions. Chad and Hyle explore homosexuality, cannibalism, and both Donkey Kong Country Returns and the Donkey Kong -centric issue of Retro Gamer. Janell, now with the raft to herself, befriends two familiar parrots and subjects them to a Kremling-themed edition of The Jungle Shore. Jeremy, left behind on the pirate freighter, finds time for a trivia segment with DK Vine Forum member Rarewhere Lover and a (WHATEVER JEREMY'S REMIX IS). Meanwhile, our crew's (un)faithful antagonist, other former DK Vine staffer Aussie Ben, finds himself imprisoned by his own b*****t insanity and Shigeru Miyamoto. Just when you think things can't get any more absurd, the line between online serialized audio adventure and video game commentary gets blurred even more, leaving Janell with balls to the face. Yeah, that's right.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||108 - Sea No Evil (Part 1)||Donkey Kong Country Returns has been released. What does the cast of The Vine think of the entire reason for their program's creation? Whether they like it or not, it seems to have led to the collapse of their sanity. Because what starts as a normal episode, and another aborted attempt at an interview, leads to an oceanic journey across the seven seas. Where to begin? There's a Roundtable PoDKCR-ast. Your ass is going to get schooled with the all-new Professor Slush's Continuity Corner. Court is in session with Great Moments In DKU Audio. We apply topical ointment to our crabs in the Obscure Character Showcase. Find out if Janell goes black and doesn't come back with Jay-nell Walking! All this, and time shifts, abductions, Australians, and the craziest f*****g internet radio adventure show you've ever heard... ...but WHO lurks in the shadows of the jungle?||12/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||107 - The Eve of Deconstruction||Hyle and Chad are hungering for Donkey Kong Country Returns, and to satiate their appetite they've camped out in front of Retro Studios in Austin, Texas in order to scam an interview. Will the two biggest Donkey Kong Country fans in the world get to make awkward fawning noises in front of those now responsible for the franchise? Maybe! In the meantime, they have a show to do! Discussing the latest (non-spoilery) DKCR news, they also take the time to talk about Other DKU Games They're Playing (thrills!), have Ben Kosmina interject his opinions with Aussie Ben Aussie Sez (chills!), and invite Janell Gibbons to talk about parrots with an all-new Jungle Shore (spills?). Then, Jeremy Thorn rings us up for an all-out, good old-fashioned DK Vine BITCHFEST. What do you mean this episode is too long? Go f**k yourself! We also have a Jeremy-hosted Trivia Contest with forum member Kaptain K. Siro and the world's second ever Kremlantis remix!||11/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||106 - Halloween 2010: Orange You Vlad I Didn't Say Banana?||Darkness falls across the land Donkey Kong Country Returns is soon at hand. The Vine crew is back with an episode so good It'll terrorize y'awl's neighborhood. Live from Castle Bran in Transylvania We've caught cable ghost hunting mania. We'll stand and face the hounds from Hell With Jeremy, Alastair, and Janell. Talking 'bout the latest Donkey Kong Country Returns news And giving Grabbed By The Ghoulies its due reviews. The scariest Donkey Kong Universe moments will give you a fright If Obscure DKU Character Count Batula doesn't give you his bite. And though we contact the dead with Jay-nell Walking Vlad the Impaler just may be stalking. If none of this sounds interesting then please pay no mind To the evil of The Vine. (maniacal laughter)||10/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||105 - Mine Kampf||Alastair and Janell kick off this episode's proceedings, but yet another case of forced misidentification derails the show. Hyle awakens from his catatonic slumber and Chad rejoins the group just in time to discuss new screenshots and information about Donkey Kong Country Returns. Jeremy Thorn drops in to discuss his theories about the new game and update the group on What DKU Games He's Playing. Jeremy delves into a carton of cigarettes, leaving Chad and Hyle to ponder Aussie Ben's latest Aussie Sez, and some classic rock references from Great Moments in DKU Audio. Janell phones back in to go over some of the less polite aspects of Dixie Kong's characterization in The Jungle Shore, followed up by an Obscure DKU Character Showcase on the bane of Banjo-Tooie, Ms. Canary Mary. Jeremy rejoins the group for a round of Trivia with forum member Karla, and the show is wrapped up with a sitar-fuelled trip down memory lane.||10/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||104 - Accompanied Confinement||With Chad's immune system still being judged in Medical Limbo, Hyle is joined by a gaggle of cohorts for this very deranged episode. Both Jeremy Thorn and Olivia Newton-John stop by to discuss the newest Donkey Kong Country Returns trailer, as well as initiating a comparison between how Retro seems to be treating the series versus how Rare ran the show. Tell you more, tell you more? Well, sure! Following a brief attempt by Hyle at running the show alone, Chad's lover Janell Gibbons stops by to provoke some irrational hostility in our beleaguered host with two new exciting segments: Jay-nell Walking and The Jungle Shore! Then, just as things seem to be smoothed over, a sing-along threatens to change the status quo of The Vine for at least the next two weeks. Yes, this is the one that has it all: Action! Females! Man-splosions!||10/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||103 - Old McCanna's Pharm||It's just another ordinary episode of The Vine... or is it? Can you unravel the mind-blowing mystery of Chad McCanna before Hyle does? How fast can one man be driven to the brink of psychosis due to a sinister snowman's sonic assault? Remember the Stefan Urquelle story arc in Family Matters? Will your ears solve the aural riddles of the trivia master Jeremy Thorn before your brain explodes? What spectacular secrets await you in this journey of Donkey Kong discussion? All will be revealed... NOW.||9/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||102 - Topical Depression||After a whirlwind of criticisms from the first "Anniversary" show, Hyle and Chad are back to exact their revenge on Donkey Kong fans' eardrums. This episode sees Hyle and Chad not only grapple with some new Donkey Kong Country Returns news, but with Hyle's percieved aural inadequacy. But fret not; he isn't alone in this struggle. Our old pal Aussie Ben stops by for another (first) edition of Aussie Ben Aussie Sez! After wiping the vegemite from their eardrums, the lads discuss which games they're currently playing, take a waveform-based trip down memory lane with Great Moments in Donkey Kong Universe Audio, and cap things off with an Obscure DKU Character Showcase. As per usual, the programme is rounded off with a storied song from the Donkey Kong Universe archives.... ...but one of The Vine hosts might not survive to hear it.||9/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||101 - The 11th "Anniversary" Podcastacular||Barring reincarnation, you only turn 11 once. As such, perennial pre-adolescents Chad and Hyle kick off the new era of DK Vine with the first episode of The Vine: Donkey Kong Audio Programme! Looking back at the past, present, and future of the site, they're joined by a parade of well-wishers, then host a trivia contest that takes an angry and inebriated turn. The proceedings are capped off by Jeremy Thorn's site-summarizing take on Donkey Kong 64's DK Rap. Bring a mop, because you're about to get wet.||8/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
DK Vine Audio Programme
I can't wait for the new Episodes for new Mario games for the Wii u.
A new concrete jungle of insanity
I only One minor complaint about the new season of DKVine podcast and it's a very minor one but Mrs. Janell McCanna is maybe just a little too good at being the loud-mouth victim cry baby newly wed wife in the episodes she is almost an Oscar caliber actress or she has one hell of a writer/director/producer in her husband Mr.Charles (Chad)McCanna but other than Janell high volume tears the show is again a great time killer but I have nothing but love and happy times each time I listen to the show. Thanks so much to the new McCannas.
As a proud indulger of the modern arts, I can safely say that Chad and Hyle have crafted a somber melody of tact and humanistic emotion. This shining example of informative journalism takes the basic principles of podcasting and elevates them to a level that the majority of the population simply cannot comprehend. In the world of the "The Vine" there are no divisions in class, economic status, race, gender, or self-confidence. To appreciate this program is to suspend reality as our world would have you know it and enter a deeper level of reality. He who can sustain himself in this reality will find not only in-depth commentary on everything DKU (Donkey Kong Universe) but also a message. One that preaches without preaching and enlightens through casting shadows. It is a contradiction in itself, yet the very nature of the show relies on these contradictions to obtain the psychological and emotional depth it so proudly touts. You will come out of this program a better person AND a better animal, one who has mastered and memorized the nuances of humanity, but has also not become so jaded as to lose sight of those primal instincts that govern much of what we do in society. It is a podcast of transcendance. Rock on, Chad and Hyle, and try not to kill yourselves or each other in the process.
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