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!
The Bleak Boys get nostalgic this week with their very first clip show! Matt and Kevin kick things off with chatter of a Halloween party attack and a military grade escape room before diving into a full-on remembrance of the 119th episode of Bleak in Review, 8-Ball at Chet's. Plus, Kevin meets with podcast guru Adam Tod Brown in a pleasant field to talk about the Mandela effect pertaining to this episode, and comedian Vanessa Gritton stops by the Bleak studio to discuss how this controversy has had a negative impact on her daily life.
Kevin and Matt welcome loyal Bleaklings to another installment of the podcast with some musings on their favorite world records. Then, comedy writer Ronald Metellus joins the pals to chat about his transition from stand up to writing, pulling a "religious 180", and everyone's least favorite alt-comedy tropes. Plus, baseball boys Thorn Gunslinger and @Tanner3Times stop by the studio to chat about the 2018 World Series and how they use their wildly different skill sets to promote America's favorite past time. This episode is brought to you by How Far Are You From a Boat?, a new podcast from Matt Brousseau!
This week on Bleak, Matt tells Kevin all about his soul-cleansing retreat into the wilderness and Kevin tells Matt about some records he picked up. Then, comedian and first-time guest Mary Jane French stops by to chat with the fellas about homeroom, why she's not an outdoor kid, and her comfort in being a nihilist-adjacent existentialist. Plus, comedian / travel expert Whitney Melton returns to the podcast to pitch his upcoming travelogue show in which he travels to various exotic and possibly hallucinated locations around the world. This episode is brought to you by Crazy Brian's Public Library!
Kevin and Wolfgang kick off this week's Bleak in Review with a deep conversation before Matt jumps in to grill Kevin about his laundry habits and discuss the questionable concept of endless menu items. Then, comedian and friend of the show Evan Kessler stops by to chat with the fellas about death row last meals, exhausting food challenges, and other things that make them all hungry. Luckily, Eatalian chef Francosetti Terminale stops by to promote his curious cookbooks and "dish" about his equally curious restaurant and charity work!
Matt and Kevin kick off Bleaky Friday with discussion of Kevin's work stress and Matt's adventures with live ASMR. Then, comedian Adam Feuerberg returns to the show to name some of his favorite band members, update the guys on the married life, and give out some FREE wedding tips for all potentially betrothed Bleaklings. Plus, a mysterious mechanic from Magnolia Park stops by the studio to update the boys on the state of their cars and make some bold assumptions about their personal lives. This episode is brought to you by Fart-Shui, a new podcast from the twisted minds of Skip Harjopolis and Wendell Jeans!
Matt and Kevin reset the lore of Bleak in Review with talk of cold showers, barrel deaths, and Post Malone! Then, comedian Franklin Yi joins the show to talk about how a pyramid scheme led to his first time using a gun, grand theft at Magic Mountain, and a famously bad LA open mic. Plus, returning foe of the show Richard Tracy Morgan stops by for a very mysterious appearance in which he tells all about his non-canonical resurrection as well as his current "role" in the White House!
Holy three years of Bleak in Review! The boys are back for this landmark episode with talk of Mary Lou Henner and Matt's bad sleeping habits. Then, returning champion Ryan Talmo stops by the talk about his recent journey through comedy and cancer, the right way to enjoy a hot dog, and an awkward road trip to Las Vegas. Plus, the ever-swanky Velvet Tom stops by for a segment of "Ask Velvet Tom," in which listener-submitted questions ranging from personal hygiene to horrifying hypotheticals are addressed! This episode is brought to you by Sam Elliott's Bug Box.