This week Dave and Steel are joined by their old friend Spencer. The trio discuss wedding planning, Steel’s first Vin Diesel film experiences, debate the future of artificial intelligence and the ethics of robot hunting, share great music from Radiohead, Looper and Ane Brun, and hear an allegory of the afterlife from the poet David Kirby.


Enjoy Steel’s multi-part blog series on wedding planning, especially if you’re thinking about getting married.

Unchained Melodies: Dystopian Technological Future Edition

Book Wisdom

This week Steel shared David Kirby‘s beautiful poem “more than this.”

Featured image by PinkMoose

Episode 57: [Hidden Track]

This week Dave and Steel welcome their old buddy Spencer back to the show. Together, the trio discusses their dream tattoos, the NBA playoffs, great moments in terrible officiating, the best sports gambling moments in life and film, share some monumental hidden tracks from Travis, Todd Snider, Cracker, The Beatles, Wilco, and Beck, and Dave shares some beautiful Andy Pafko/Bobby Thomson-related book wisdom from Don DeLillo.


Great Moments in Sports Gambling

Unchained Melodies: Hidden Track edition

Book Wisdom

This weeks’ edition of Book Wisdom came from Don DeLillo’s description of Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in his masterwork Underworld.


Episode 56: Flip the Switch! Jordan Faux for President in 2020

Jordan Faux for President in 2020

This week Dave and Steel are very pleased to break some super important political news as Jordan Ford Faux announces his presidential bid for 2020. We discuss The People’s Elbow, his newly formed political party, cover some very important platform positions, hear his take on the most pressing issues of tomorrow, listen to his ideas for appointees to serve in “The Cabinet” (his official White House band), and hear a preview of some of his campaign music (Starship, Kurtis Blow, Neil Diamond, Wilco & Billy Bragg, White Zombie).

Flip the Switch: Jordan Faux for President in 2020!

Episode 55: Politics, Presidential Style

This week Dave and Steel are joined by their old buddy Jordan to discuss the biggest news of the day. They cover sportsball (NBA PLAYOFFS! LEICESTER CITY!), as well as the most important questions facing this year’s voters as they seek to decide who should become the next president of the United States, share some aspirational music for several of the leading candidates from Beyonce, Pink Floyd, Bill Frisell, Eminem, Tim McGraw, and Neil Young, and Dave shares some beheading book wisdom from A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones fantasy epic.

It’s a shorter episode this week, but we’ll release a VERY SPECIAL POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT in the very near future, so hang tight for that. All we’re able to say for now is that it’s going to be shifting some tectonic plates, electorally speaking.