Episode 54: The Cup of Life

The Core Four is not immune to World Cup Fever and neither are our guests so we felt it was a great time to bring back our friend Philyodaddy to preview the world’s most popular sporting event. In addition to a long discussion about the beautiful game we did some more Likes/Dislikes and previewed the two newest beernovations, Coors Light Summer Brew and Miller Fortune.


00:00 – 03:40 Intro


00:03:41 – 24:33 Likes/Dislikes (random TV, Pucks w/Powers, NBA Finals, Dark Souls 2, Star Wars Episode 7 Casting, the “Yes” chant)


24:34 – 59:48 World Cup Preview


59:49 – 1:10:57 Beernovations (Coors Light Summer Brew, Miller Fortune)


(N.B. Episode 53 was mislabeled as Episode 54, this is the real Episode 54 continuing the long tradition of illogical ECB episode numbering)


(N.B. 2: we did not record a reaction to the Game of Thrones board game, hopefully we will have one for you at a later date)

Episode 54: Are You Sure?


The long cold winter is over and with its end we see the Core Four (or Three in this week’s case) thawed out and ready to discuss a mere four months of content. Powers may have left the gang for sunny Cali this time but the remaining Trio have plenty to talk about in his absence and they don’t even have to carve out time for hockey talk.


00:00 – 00:27:59  Intro + Likes/Dislikes (Review, Workaholics, Justified, Searching for Sugarman, House of Cards, Hannibal, Blue Jasmine, “Meola’s Corner” (aka Quick Hits), Hannibal Buress, Bravely Default, Gary Williams, Draft Day


28:00 – 37:29 New York Giants Free Agency


37:30 – 42:19 Premier League


42:20 – 49:14 Music (Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, The War on Drugs, Real Estate)


49:15  - 01:24:55 TV (Letterman/Colbert, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Americans)

Episode 52: Wrapping Up 2013


The Fall hiatus is over as the Core Four returns to The Seana to discuss recent happenings in sports, getting blocked by Grantland’s head football writer on twitter, and looking back on music, movies, and TV in 2013.


00:00 – 13:48 Intro + Loose Talk (what everyone’s been up to, Aziz Ansari’s modern romance focus group, Bill Barnwell blocks two of us on Twitter)


13:48 – 18:13 USMNT World Cup Draw


18:14 – 22:15 Pucks w/Powers (US Olympic Hockey Team)


22:16 – 30:48 Mets/Yankees Hot Stove


30:49 – 40:22 Putting the Giants Season to Bed


40:23 – 55:30 2013 In Review: Music


55:31 – 1:04:50 2013 In Review: Movies


1:04:51 – 1:17:20 2013 In Review: TV


1:17:21 – 1:32:20 Things That Ended In 2013 (The Best Show, The Walkmen)



Intro Music: Haim – Forever


Outro Music: Arcade Fire – Afterlife


Episode 51: Breaking Bad Finale


The end of a favorite ECB topic (Breaking Bad) is here and the Original Three are here to give the Internet more of what it needs, Breaking Bad Reaction. We also talked about series finales in general and briefly put the Giants season to bed way earlier than any of us would’ve liked to.


00:00 – 45:15 Breaking Bad Finale


45:16 – 56:30 Giants


Intro Music: Mick Harvey – Out of Time Man


Outro Music: Badfinger – Baby Blue

Episode 50: We Did It?

ECB shocks the world this week at we reach the milestone of 50 episodes. In honor of this occasion the Core Four churned a standard wheelhouse ep with some talk about sports, Breaking Bad (spoilers for the new season obviously), music, and a look back at ECB’s past.


00:00 –  14:12 Intro + Likes/Dislikes (Tennis, Office Football Talk, Pucks w/Powers, #Phacie, Mets to WFAN, boat shoes)


14:13 – 16:50 FB Status of the Week


16:51 – 23:20 Giants


23:21 – 27:38 USMNT World Cup Qualifying


27:39 – 45:30 Breaking Bad


45:31 –  51:10 Music (Arcade Fire – Reflektor, Holy Ghost! – Dynamics, Washed Out – Paracosm)


51:11 – 1:06:00 ECB 50th Episode Retrospective


Intro Music: The Strokes – 50/50


Outro Music: Arcade Fire – Reflektor