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Friday, October 31, 2008

Pure Pod For Now People: FINAL EPISODE

Posted by Mercury at 1:09 PM


Schools close, grown men weep, Alanis Morissette washes her hair! The world is turned upside down as Matt and Magsy record their FINAL EPISODE. Music by pretty much everyone you would imagine they would play in their FINAL EPISODE! Did we mention it’s their FINAL EPISODE?! Welcome to episode 95 (The FINAL EPISODE) of Pure Pod For Now People.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pure Pod For Now People: Episode 94

Posted by Mercury at 3:43 PM


After weeks of contract negotiations, Matt and Mags shockingly announce that this will be their SECOND to last show ever. Music by The Pixies, Thin Lizzy, Love, and more! Welcome to episode 94 (THE SECOND TO LAST EPISODE EVER!) of Pure Pod for Now People.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 105

Posted by Mercury at 10:57 AM


This week on Savage Lovecast, host Dan Savage tackles these dilemmas:

What’s a good, giving, and game gal to do when her anal-loving hubby’s dick is too thick? A formerly single lady now finds herself feeling clingy and wracked with abandonment issues. A bisexual man just came out to his boyfriend and faces a world of trouble. A woman dating an engaged, bisexual, cross-dressing father needs a little sorting out. A 17-year-old wonders (among other mind-boggling things) if she can get pregnant during her period.

And more. There’s always more.

Are you a couple that decided to have children? Give us a call at 206-201-2720, and let us know what the kid has done to your relationship.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 44

Posted by Mercury at 11:38 AM


It’s time to kick up your heels with a new episode of Your Radio Sucks! Or, if you don’t have heels, a comfy pair of cross trainers will do… Sandals? Okay, if you must. Listen to music from Parts & Labor, Church, the Sea and Cake, Dragonette (pictured), El Guincho, Tobacco, Times New Viking, Soft Tags, the Felice Brothers, and Menahan Street Band. It’s like a foot massage for your ears!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 93

Posted by Mercury at 11:49 AM


This week on Pure Pod for Now People, Matt and Magsy honor two recently deceased musicians, make their football picks, and make future hipster wedding fashion tips. Music by Sean Croghan, Teenage Head, Against Me, Aerosmith and more. Welcome to episode 93 of Pure Pod for Now People.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 104

Posted by Mercury at 11:12 AM

This week on Savage Lovecast, Dan tackles the following dillemas:

A serial monogamist wonders if he’s addicted to girls.

A young lady’s mother HATES her boyfriend. But she’s paying the BILLS!

Is it a bad sign when you and your fiance are already in couples counseling?

If you have nothing but dumb friends, can your dumb friends say the same about you?

A charming bisexual man can’t stop his many boyfriends from falling in love with him. What’s a charming bisexual to do?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 43

Posted by Mercury at 11:43 AM


The new episode of Your Radio Sucks is like a gust of fresh wind in your face. Okay, there’s a little moisture, and oooch, watch out for cinders flying in your eye. Still, you can take it. There’s music from Hot Lava (pictured), Women, Pretty and Nice, Eulogies, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Department of Eagles, Slaraffenland, These Are Powers, Gregory & the Hawk, Land of Talk, and Chairlift. Oh, what the… Did something just fly into your mouth? Gross!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 92

Posted by Mercury at 10:52 AM


This week on Pure Pod for Now People, Matt & Magsy bring half-suit Wm. Steven Humphrey on the show to try to get insider information about how show negotiations are going, and to talk about Pizzazz. Hilarity ensues.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 103

Posted by Mercury at 11:32 AM

This week on the Savage Lovecast:

In the weepiest call ever, a woman breaks up with her boyfriend rather than let him leave his children for her. But he also sounds like a creep.

What is the ethically correct thing to do when your friend with benefits falls in love with you?

When a man refers to his friends as “buddies,” does that make him gay?

A lesbian is impatiently waiting for her gay brother to take the leap she took long ago-come out to the parents already.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 42

Posted by Mercury at 11:38 AM


The new episode of Your Radio Sucks will play with your heart, toying with your emotions like a cat swatting a ball of yarn. It’ll love you, then mistreat you, then beg you for forgiveness. Take a ride on the emotional roller coaster with new music by Koufax (pictured), Frightened Rabbit, the Streets, Fucked Up, Jolie Holland, the Rosebuds, Grails, Castanets, Vivian Girls, and Daniel Martin Moore. There will be ups and downs, for sure, but you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 91

Posted by Mercury at 3:31 PM


Forced to record the podcast on Monday, will Matt and Mags be able to put together a cohesive show? Or will they give the suits more fodder in the negotiations? Maybe they will become custom framers! Music by TV on the radio, Teenage Fanclub, Elvis Costello, and more. Welcome to episode 91 of Pure Pod for Now People!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 102

Posted by Mercury at 10:46 AM


A whole lot of S&M in this one, folks. We’ve got a piss rapist, a reluctant rape fetishist, a bottom learning how to become a top (by popping balloons?), and some discussion of legal issues with S&M. Also, an update from the woman whose boyfriend proposed to her on the podcast—did she accept?

Listen up and find out!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 41

Posted by Mercury at 12:14 PM


We know. Times are tight, what with the collapse of the dollar and the country’s financial market in ruins. Chin up! Your Radio Sucks offers plenty of pleasant diversion for you, and it doesn’t cost one thin dime! Listen to music from Noah and the Whale (pictured), Santogold, Born Ruffians, Narwhal vs. Narwhal, Peter Broderick, Dungen, Reporter, Brightblack Morning Light, and Ponytail. Now, if you need us, we’ll be stuffing what’s left of worldly possessions under the mattress.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 90

Posted by Mercury at 1:53 PM


As the duo celebrates their 90th episode, Matt sounds as cranky as a 90-year-old, with a multitude of issues to get off his chest. Music by Okkerville River, the Bangles, Big Star, the Lieutenants, Ben Folds Five, and more. Welcome to episode 90 of Pure Pod for Now People.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 40

Posted by Mercury at 11:41 AM


It’s a whodunit this week on Your Radio Sucks! Was it the creepy butler, or the saucy chambermaid? Perhaps it was the scorned heiress, or the opium-smoking litigator, or even your gibberish-talking host Ned Lannamann. Listen to the testimony of suspects like TV on the Radio, the Week That Was (pictured), Friendly Fires, Blitzen Trapper, Astronautalis, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Holy Sons, the Standard, and High Places. Now put on that detective hat and get sleuthing!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 89

Posted by Mercury at 12:26 PM


This week on Pure Pod for Now People, Matt and Magsy bring in special guest Ezra Ace Caraeff to talk music—and as a witness to a very confused fan of Matt’s. Music by the Fratellis, Spiritualized, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and MORE. Welcome to episode 89 of Pure Pod for Now People!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 100!

Posted by Mercury at 12:22 PM


In this very special 100th episode, America’s favorite homo Dan Savage attempts to save the marriages of six straight couples.


Your Radio Sucks: Episode 39

Posted by Mercury at 8:57 AM


This is just a routine examination. Please relax. Good. Now breathe in, and out, and in, and out. Good. Hold this week’s episode against your heart, and listen to music by Passion Pit (pictured), Envelopes, Ruby Isle, Freshkills, Kellarissa, the Girls, Talkdemonic, Lost in the Trees, the Ettes, the Lovely Sparrows, and Mogwai. Now turn your head and cough!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pure Pod for Now People: Episode 88

Posted by Mercury at 2:19 PM


This week on Pure Pod for Now People, Matt returns from his travels glowing and chatty because he got to see his beloved Buffalo Bills win at Penn State, and he took home another incredibly important award from his place of employment. Not even the discovery of his new #2 most hated corporation could bring him down. Music by the Pixies, Undertones, New Pornographers, Pulp and many more. Welcome to episode 88 of Pure Pod for Now People.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Savage Lovecast: Episode 99

Posted by Mercury at 11:26 AM


This week on Savage Lovecast:
A horndog keeps dating ladies who don’t want to have sex. Now he’s bugging out.

A nonorgasmic woman is making a lot of noise during sex, but she’s not closing the deal. How can she talk about it with her boyfriend?

A gay man with a cute voice freaks out and clams up when faced with smart hotties.

Dan urges a young woman dating a self-absorbed creep to fuck some sense into him.

All this plus much more. There’s always more.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Your Radio Sucks: Episode 38

Posted by Mercury at 2:06 PM


Hello everybody. We have begun our initial descent into the greater Your Radio Sucks area. Please put your tray tables and seat backs in the upright position. Your flight crew will be circulating through the cabin to collect any trash, and your host Ned Lannamann will be playing songs by Bound Stems, Chad VanGaalen, Damien Jurado, Shaky Hands, Emiliana Torrini (pictured), the New Year, Calexico, Horse Feathers, Okkervil River, and the Donkeys. Please turn off any electronic devices you may be using—except for this one, of course. Thank you.

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