Joe's Awesome and Tommy Hates Everything: The Reboot Series (2017-2019)

The world's first* and probably only pop-culture podcast. Personal stories, news articles, and games. Five life-long friends discuss movies, literature, comic books, videos games, and more in this talk show that tackles entertainment news (as pertaining the tastes of the hosts and guests) as well as the general news of the day. We would sometimes talk politics (vaguely) at the top of the show before we got into the pop-culture stuff, so if that turns you off then be warned, though it was usually pretty brief.

This was a reworked version of our original podcast. It is better and more structured and (a little) more mature. I would suggest you listened to this series before the original series.

It was a lot of fun.

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SANTACLYSM

SANTACLYSM was our longest running recurring segment. It was sort of a sub-podcast of Christmas specials that started early in the Original series and continued all the way into the Reboot series. Between 2011 and 2019 we did 23 Christmas episodes...we're big fans of Christmas. Every year we would dissect a handful and movies and television specials devoted to the Christmas season. Hear a bunch of Twenty-and-Thirty-somethings deep dive into the Rankin/Bass catalog, or discuss forgotten Yuletide classics. Sometimes shit gets weird.

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2018
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 23: THE FROSTY SAGA
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 22: AN ODDBALL CHRISTMAS
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 21: A SENTAI CHRISTMAS
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 20: A SUPERHERO CHRISTMAS

2017
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 19: A Cosmic Christmas / Christopher the Christmas Tree
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 18: Cricket on the Hearth

2016
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 17 - RANKIN/BASS 5

2015
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 16 - Alf's Special Christmas
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 15 - A Bionic Christmas Carol
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 14 - Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in A Christmas Dream

2015 (Summer)
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 13 - RANKIN/BASS 4

2014
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 12 - RANKIN/BASS 3
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 11 - You Better Watch Out (aka Christmas Evil)
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 10 - SINT (aka Saint Nick)
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 9 - Vintage Holiday Silent Films

2013
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 8 - He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 7 - Santa's Slay
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 6 - A Christmas Carol (1984)
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 5 - Rankin/Bass 2

2012
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 4 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 3 - Santa Claus (1959)
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 2 - Rare Exports
|VIEW| SANTACLYSM 1 - Rankin/Bass

Joe's Awesome and Tommy Hates Everything: The Original Series (2011-2016)

Started in 2011, this was our first attempt at a pop-culture/nerd-based podcast. It was very chit-chatty and didn't follow any specific format. Episodes would vary wildly from full length commentaries to TOP FIVES to movie reviews and everything in-between. Look, this podcast was started when I was 23 years old and I'm not proud of a lot of it, but I am proud of some of it. Many episodes are no longer available to the public and with good reason: they sucked. A few very early episodes still remain as a representation of that time of our lives and the evolution of the show. We got better over time and matured as people and in 2017 I ended the show to rework it into something a little more digestible to newer listeners and more representative of who we had become. That rebooted version of the show can be found here. That being said these episodes below contain some our favorite moments, as well as some of our most embarrassing moments.

Other things of note:
-The title of the show was a inside joke. As a young man I (Tommy) was a bit of a movie snob. The initial idea for each episode was that my friend Joe and I would argue about movies we had disagreements over and my brother Josh would act as host/arbitrator. This format barely lasted 3 or 4 episodes. After recording one of these first episodes my brother asked "What're you going to call this" and Joe, before I could answer, blurted out "Joe's Awesome and Tommy Hates Everything." I loved this title for a very long time but it started to feel weird after I grew further and further away from my young snobbishness and Joe, after having a kid, couldn't be in as many episodes.
-The original introductions were a joke that started in an episode that is no longer available. We would often talk freely about spoilers and I joked that I should tag every episode with a spoiler warning disclaimer with a cheesy klaxon horn underneath. After the episode we quickly and clumsily (which made it funnier to me) recorded one and slapped it on every episode. It made me laugh then but now it feels a little dumb. You live and you learn.
-The dates underneath the episodes below are dates that the episodes were published, and not when they were recorded. Occasionally an episode would get recorded long before it was released or on rare occasions released out of order.

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 200: The 200th Episode (2016 - Year in REVIEW)
2/1/17

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 199: SANTACLYSM Pt. 17 - RANKIN/BASS 5
12/14/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 198: Let's Get Gross
10/23/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 197: Whip Crazy Pud
10/10/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 196: Bat-Cups
9/26/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 195: Never Roll For Damage
8/30/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 194: A Wolfman All Along
7/31/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 193: Never Enough Robeasts
7/20/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 192: Game of Thrones Season 6 Discussion (Part 3 of 3)
7/8/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 191: Game of Thrones Season 6 Discussion (Part 2 of 3)
7/8/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 190: Game of Thrones Season 6 Discussion (Part 1 of 3)
7/8/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 189: Like Society, Man
6/8/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 188: RIP AND TEAR!
5/31/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 187: Goom
5/24/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 186: The Legend of Wizardo the Great
5/23/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 185: 1997 - So Many Pockets
5/18/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 184: Keep That Frown Exactly Where It Is
5/5/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 183: Shaft Gaffin
4/27/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 182: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (COMMENTARY)
4/14/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 181: Too Many Hulks to Count
3/25/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 180: Backdoor Spider-Man
3/24/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 179: Fatties Be Speculatin'
3/23/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 178: "Ding Dong, Power Rangers!"
3/3/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 176: FRANKENSODE
2/19/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 175: 2016 - Year in PREVIEW
2/5/16

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 174: 2015 - Star Wars Happened
1/24/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 173: SANTACLYSM Pt. 16 - Alf's Special Christmas
12/24/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 172: SANTACLYSM Pt. 15 - A Bionic Christmas Carol
12/23/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 171: SANTACLYSM Pt. 14 - Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in A Christmas Dream
12/22/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 169: Falls Into A Grate
12/14/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 168: The Vampire Lovers (Commentary)
11/13/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 167: Bollygoggle & Dreck
11/13/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 166: The Wiccan Wedding
10/30/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 165: That's A Weird Root
10/30/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 164: White Guys Talkin'
10/4/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 163: A Map Making Wildcat
10/2/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 160: 2007 - Origin Story
8/26/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 159: It's Slobberin' Time!
8/21/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 158: Two-Face Tuesdays
8/10/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 157: SANTACLYSM Pt. 13 - RANKIN/BASS 4
7/23/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 156: A Weird One
7/15/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 155: Phantom Beard
7/14/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 154: Punisher: War Zone (Commentary) Pt. 2
7/8/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 153: Punisher: War Zone (Commentary) Pt. 1
7/8/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 150: It Doesn't Matter
5/31/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 149: Mersteaks
5/13/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 148: Karting Some More Marios
5/9/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 147: Domingo Pequeño
4/29/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 146: Nerds.
4/23/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 145: The Buffer 360°
4/16/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 144: Robits
4/8/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 143: 1991 - The Renegade Version
4/1/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 142: Amicable Herculean
3/25/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 140: Everyone's An Uncle
3/11/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 139 - Well...
2/6/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 138 - Doesn't Bat An Eye!
2/6/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 136: 2014 - It was OK.
1/21/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 135: SANTACLYSM Pt. 12 - RANKIN/BASS 3
1/1/15

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 134: SANTACLYSM Pt. 11 - You Better Watch Out (aka Christmas Evil)
12/24/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 133: SANTACLYSM Pt. 10 - SINT (aka Saint Nick)
12/22/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 132: SANTACLYSM Pt. 9 - Vintage Holiday Silent Films
12/10/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 130: 1980 - There's Thrusting
11/19/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 129: Lunarcy
11/12/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 128: Karting Some Marios
11/7/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 127: Spanish-Language Dracula [1931] (Commentary)
10/25/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 126: David Blainery
10/9/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 125: Morts of the Month
10/1/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 124: Game of Death II (Part 2)
9/22/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 123: Game of Death II (Part 1)
9/17/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 122: The Monster's Of Course
9/11/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 118: 1989 - It's Not Unusual!
8/8/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 108: In the Realm of the Senses (Part 2)
5/14/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 107: In the Realm of the Senses (Part 1)
5/7/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 100: Digital Litter
3/12/14

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 91: SANTACLYSM Pt. 8 - He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special
12/24/13

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 90: SANTACLYSM Pt. 7 - Santa's Slay
12/18/13

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 89: SANTACLYSM Pt. 6 - A Christmas Carol (1984)
12/12/13

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 88: SANTACLYSM Pt. 5 - Rankin/Bass 2
12/6/13

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 84: Curse of Frankenstein (COMMENTARY)
10/16/13

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 46: SANTACLYSM Pt. 4 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
12/20/12

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 45: SANTACLYSM Pt. 3 - Santa Claus (1959)
12/12/12

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 44: SANTACLYSM Pt. 2 - Rare Exports
12/8/12

VIEW | J.A.T.H.E. | Episode 43: SANTACLYSM Pt. 1 - Rankin/Bass
12/3/12

J.A.T.H.E. | 2019/05/26: Something Something Friendship (Finale)

We talk about a few movies (How To Train Your Dragon 3, 8th Grade, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, and more), Game of Thrones (series finale), and play the final round of the second season of our fictional fighting tournament Undebeatable.

This is the final episode of Joe's Awesome and Tommy Hates Everything.

We'll return with another podcast project in the future, but we're taking the Summer off. Stay subscribed to the channel for details.

Whether you've listened for years or just stumbled across us recently, thank you. Goodbye for now.

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J.A.T.H.E. | 2019/05/05: Big Man Legs & Huge Prominent Ape Nipples

We talk video games (Divinity: Original Sin 2 / Mechstermination Force), movies (The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot, The Craft, the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer), and then continue a spoiler-filled discussion for Avengers: Endgame (16:00 to 29:00) and then get into an equally spoiler-filled discussion for Game of Thrones Season 8 (29:15 to 52:00) and we wrap it all up with 2 rounds of Undebeatable.

J.A.T.H.E. | 2019/04/14: How Strong is the Strongest Moon?

Skippy and Joe talk Earth Defense Force, Tommy talks Mary Poppins and Dracula, Josh talks wrestling, and we play 2 rounds of Undebeatable.

NOTE: there were a couple tiny audio glitches that I couldn't edit around. They are small enough that I probably shouldn't even point them out, but I also don't want it to seem like I didn't try.

J.A.T.H.E. | 2019/03/24: Onomatopunches + A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

2019/03/24: Onomatopunches
We talk movies (Paddington 1&2/Overlord/Us/and more), cartoons (Dragon Ball/Spider-verse/and more), toys (Star Wars Black series), games (Tetris 99/Blaster Master Zero), and play 2 rounds of Undebeatable.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
An important announcement concerning an upcoming hiatus (of sorts) that probably could/should have been 5 to 10 minutes long but is almost 30.

J.A.T.H.E. | 2019/03/06 and 2019/03/12: TWO BONUS EPISODES!

We weren’t able to record a regular episode this week so enjoy these two bonus episodes. The second episode is kind of a sequel to the first.

2019/03/06: BONUS! Agreeing in Various Steps
Tommy and Skippy talk about their expectations for Captain Marvel, Criterion Collection's flash sale, bad internet habits, and more.

2019/03/12: BONUS! Prettier If We Smiled
Tommy and Skippy do a spoiler heavy review of Captain Marvel for the majority of the episode and then talk comics in general for last few minutes.