This week on Bleak, a very tired Kevin and a very regular Matt kick things off with chatter about early morning hikes and Dr. Matt Brousseau's live Powerpoint presentation. Then, comedian Keith Carey from the Mean Boys podcast returns to the show to chat with the guys about performing at a Denny's, partying at Disneyland, and why he can no longer drink Jaeger. Plus, Street Fighter's own Blanka returns to the show to update the guys on his career transition and play some improv games with his roommate, Zangief! This episode is brought to you by Rooster T. Fogburn's Museum of Mold & Rats!
Bleak in Review is for the stars this week with a myriad of unofficial ad reads from Matt and Kevin as well as talk of mac and cheese blues. Then, comedian Jason King stops by to chat with the boys about tricking people into watching content, emotional vampirism, and the harrowing tale of his ride to the studio. Plus, A Piesces joins the show all the way from the depths of the Mariana Trench to promote piesces sweeps week and help Jason come to terms with his inner pain associated with the astrological sign. This episode is brought to you by Animal Farmville!
Kevin Anderson and Math Brousseau (canon) welcome you to a new Bleak in Review with talk of bumper stickers, Johnny Pockets, and overwhelming anxiety. Then, comedians and hosts of The Late Night Show Luke Schwartz and Stuart Thompson stop by to chat with the boys about the lore of Momo, Stuart's bilingual commercial appearance, and their least favorite experiences onstage. Plus, agoraphobic fitness guru Colby Dynamite returns to the show via Skype to tell everyone about his new stay-at-home exercise routines, update them on his dating life, and talk about his favorite TV show. This episode is brought to you by Angry Smile Club For the Last Time, Thank God!
Bleak is back with some untimely takes on the Academy Awards that neither Matt nor Kevin watched! Then, comedian / showrunner extraordinaire Kristal Adams stops by the studio to chat with the fellas about relatable social media quandaries, the most stressful podcast on which she's ever guested, and why wombats are her favorite animal. Plus, warehouse man Ernesto joins the fun and tells the gang about his abysmal commute to his job at the vape warehouse, his family legacy of manual labor, and his favorite possum. This episode is brought to you by Angry Smile Club: Slight Return!
Bleak in Review for Parents is back, and Kevin brought a sports item to the intro! Later, comedian Pallavi Gunalan joins the show for the first time to chat with the fellas about balancing stand up with pursuing a PhD as well as misinformed internet opinions. Plus, professional mom Helena Goldfarb stops by to check in with her podcast-addict daughter, talk about her extremely recent divorce, and try to bang everyone! This episode is brought to you by Spiraling Smile Club!
The Bleak boys return for another Friday full o' goofs! In this ep, Matt tells Kevin about his allergic revelation and Kevin tells Matt about an emotional journey involving a giant trophy. Then, comedian Rachele Friedland joins the show for the very first time to chat with the fellas about the magic of Ebaumsworld, dealing with unpleasant emotions in the sphere of stand up comedy, and to perform some guided meditations. Plus, Disney World expert Joe Kaye stops by to talk about his recent trip and dole out some classic "Disney Do's" and "Disney Don'ts" for any and all aspiring vacationeers! This episode is brought to you by Angry Smile Club!
Bleak is back, with a twist! Matt is joined by guest co-host Radostin Zahariev in lieu of Kevin's mysterious absence and Raddy gets a tour of the studio. Then, small business owner Chris Kamaney stops by to chat with the fellas about the hardcore haunted house he operates and to workshop some new ideas for spooky, obscurely themed rooms. This episode is brought to you by Evangelist Smile Club!
Matt and Kevin kick off this week's episode with riffs on intellectual property scams and strange backyard shows. Then, comedian James Fritz joins the 'cast to chat with the fellas about comedy lawsuits, quitting cigarettes, and the worst restaurant at which he's ever worked. Plus, handyman Wick Wuben stops by the studio to talk about life in the small community of Doyle Heights and the power of words over tools as a handyman. This episode is brought to you by Outdoor Housecats!
Teach in Review is back! In this intro, Matt and Kevin do a deep dive into Matt's first trip with the fam to Disneyland. Then, comedians / actors / good boys AJ Salas and Matt Stauter join the show to chat with the guys about their Arizona kerfuffles, AJ's gerrymandering podcast, and their new scripted comedy series "Schmotts." Plus, shop teachers Crawford Belvedere and Chad Cherry stop by to talk about their abrasive methods of teaching, what they want out of the teachers' strike, and their incredibly disruptive end-of-the-year class projects!
Bleak in the News is back! This week's intro is chock-full of chatter about Huey Lewis and online political lash-outs. Then, comedians / Unpops network pals Chet Wild and Caitlin Cutt stop by to shout movie references, discuss everyone's first viewing of Jurassic Park, and deep dive into the nature of Caitlin's motherhood. Plus, recently unemployed reporter Jennifer Warren stops by to emotionally struggle through the top news items of the day while Chet attempts to teach Kevin improv!
Bleak is back with another hot intro featuring a brief Wolfgang interview and talk of SWATing and charity raps. Then, comedian John-Michael Bond returns to the show to chat it up with Matt and Kevin about hip hop lore, an important moment from Kevin's dive career, and John-Michael's peculiar teenage rebellion. Plus, child bounty hunter / returning guest Piddles Winfield stops by to update the gang on his festive cases, dish about his relationship status, and prove to be "this many" years old!
Welcome back to 2019 the Podcast! Matt and Kevin welcome all Bleaklings to the new year with chatter of Steve McQueen and resolutions. Then, comedians and podcast folk John Fahy and Aaron Pita stop by to chat with the boys about sexual dreams, sci-fi film hellscapes, and the alpha-male internet revolution of the early 2000's. Plus, a couple of internet activists stop by to unload a bunch of heinous research and "ask questions" pertaining to Kevin's involvement in sex crimes!
In this last episode of Bleak in Review for 2018, Kevin sits down with comedian Brian Cox to discuss Brian's trying year and his predictions for the world in 2019. Plus, Matt gives his regards from the eastern seaboard and everyone breaks down their various Top 5 lists of 2018! This episode is brought to you by Spooter's Holiday Typo Outlet.
Bleak is back, and it's Bleaker than ever! Matt and Kevin kick off this episode with an update to Matt's knee injury and Kevin's tales of hockey and strip shows. Then, comedian Drew Landry joins the show for the first time to chat about being Baltimore's finest, the frustrations of writing hip hop satire, and art school bullies. Plus, noted WASP Mrs. Gottlieb stops by the studio to scoff at the podcast peasants and talk about her life and times (and countless dead husbands.) This episode is brought to you by Dr. Nutso's Magic Brain Pills!
Matt and Kevin kick off this week's Bleak with chatter of public defecation and haircuts, only to be briefly interrupted by a studio alarm! Then, comedian Chris Chaisson returns to the show to help out with some emergency bonus content and discuss various housing scams that have been perpetuated unto him. Plus, noted puppet Snowflake joins the show to talk about how a violent event from his past thwarted his shot at puppet Hollywood!
Bleak is back in the studio this week with talk of Matt's trip to the great Northwest and Kevin's trip into the world of virtual reality. Then, comedy's own Sporty Spice, Leah Kayajanian, returns to the show to chat with the boys about noisy neighbors, drunken nose injuries, and to participate in everyone's favorite segment "Your Favorite Roller Coaster!" Plus, a new friend of the show by the name of Refund Shark stops by to receive some advice for their terrible financial decisions!
Matt is out of town, but that won't stop Kevin from stumbling solo through a brand new Bleak in Review! In this guerrilla recording, Kevin riffs on the problem with "best of" lists in the comedy scene and invites the listener to play a little game. Then, musician of note Ray Camacho joins the show to chat with Kevin about their shared Thanksgiving experience, declassifying crazy family stories, and the educational origins of Ray's various bands. Plus, pickup artist Quandary stops by to drop some knowledge about "the game" and reveal a suspiciously nomadic lifestyle. Keep an ear out for the debut of the brand new Bleak in Review theme song as well, dear listener!
Happy holidays from Kevin Anderson and Hat Brousseau! In this episode, the boys talk about rowdy bar crowds and Hat's crazy dreams. Then, comedian Alex Caine joins the show for the very first time to dish about being a nanny for a rich child, how to coach kids on rabbit-skinning trauma, and being asked to speak on behalf of the Holocaust at a school. Then, comedian / holiday expert Danielle Soto returns to the pod to deliver a delicious taste test full of holiday treats inspired by the year of 2018!
This week on Bleak, Matt and Kevin reminisce fondly about a doing characters on stage and enjoying the nosebleeds at a hockey game. Then, comedian / former banana slug Jessica Singer stops by the studio to chat with the fellas about her ideal Muppet show, bad trips at forest raves, and the perfect age for a child to start smoking dank. Plus, self-proclaimed douchebag Dicc Picc Danny joins the show to try to explain his upsetting lifestyle and break down the basics behind snappin' pix!
Matt and Kevin return to your earholes this week with talk of bad moods and booker problems. Then, comedian Cindy Aravena returns to the show to chat with the boys about faux deepness, substitute teaching on Halloween, and everyone's favorite memories of the unregulated internet. Plus, "app" developer Mr. Floats stops by on his way to San Diego to pitch some of his tasty creations and discuss the various foodie markets he's itching to corner!