Andrew returns to join Chris and Christian for the second to last show of 2021. Andrew talks about finishing his year as head of his Freemason lodge, Chris apologizes to a certain Midwestern state, and all three talk the third Boondock Saints film, question younger generations’ fashion choices, and share their common experience of receiving increasingly bad service.
Comedians Joe Weber and Jon Beecroft (hosts of the Comics, Cartoons, and Craft Beers podcast) join Chris and Christian to perform some decent impressions, tell their darkest jokes, and get buzzed in the process. They also ask Chris to elaborate on his podcasting experience with both CAPE and The Only Podcast That Matters, which leads to a few revelations.
Chris talks one-on-one with Mike Zapcic about basically everything you’d expect: how he ended up working at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, run-ins with various celebrities at conventions, how “Comic Book Men” came to be, and a lot of Ming Chen mockery. Chris also clarifies Mike’s side of a story told on an early SModcast episode and revitalizes This Or That with Mike as his latest victim.
At long last, Chris chats one-on-one with Ming Chen, star of AMC’s Comic Book Men and co-owner of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. In this lengthy episode, they do a deep dive into how Ming connected to Kevin Smith and became part of the View Askew crew, the events which led him to become a Jersey transplant, and how the Comic Book Men TV series came to be. The two also share their perspectives on living in Los Angeles and celebrate the ways podcasting has opened up new worlds for them. Ming is also the first victim of CAPE’s all-new Quarantine This or That!