Episode 31: Men's Hair Care Tips, The Apocalypse, Unchained Melodies: Apocalypse Now Edition, and The Circle

We know that we missed a week (Dave was moving his lucrative nursing practice to a new city), but we’re back, and this episode is more than worth the wait. Our friend Josh joins us to discuss hair care and grooming tips for men, several flavors of apocalypse (he and Dave are experts on the topic!), we play end of the world themed music from Wyclef Jean, Nena, Barry McGuire, Tom Waits, Tool, and Echo & the Bunnymen, and Dave shares some dystopian book wisdom from Dave Eggers’ most recent novel The Circle.


Hair Care & Grooming Tips for Men

  • Dave recommends Garniet Fructis’ now-discontinued Surf Hair product.
  • Steel once bought some Malin+Goetz hair pomade. The one time he used it was pretty nice.
  • Josh is a big fan of Brut spray-on deodorant, especially when applied in poorly-ventilated locker rooms. Do everyone a favor and use a ton of this stuff.

The Apocalypse

Some recommendations, sorted by type of apocalypse:

Natural Disaster

    • Waterworld, obviously.
    • The Mad Max franchise
    • The Age of Miracles, a novel about time slowing.
    • Deep Impact & Armageddon 



  • PontypoolRage as a disease transmitted through the spoken word.
  • The Signal. Technology spreads rage!

Alien Invasion


  • The Zombie in Film (FULL ESSAY: Parts I, II, and III)
  • Maggie
  • World War Z
  • Fido
  • Warm Bodies
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Zone One
  • 28 Days Later
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • Night of the Living Dead Franchise
  • Walking Dead
  • iZombie (not apocalypse, just living as a creature among humans.)



  • Hunger Games
  • The Postman
  • The Road
  • The Terminator Franchise
  • Fallout Video Games

Religion/Act of “God”

Zombie Preparedness Resources

Unchained Melodies: Apocalypse NOW! edition

Book Wisdom

This week’s edition of Book Wisdom comes from Dave Eggers’ satire of the new media and tech industries, The Circle.

Photo by Abode of Chaos

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