That Thing You Like #32 – Breaking Bad (w/ Game Time Decision)

Breaking Bad - The Finale

BREAKING BAD just ended. After a couple weeks spent digesting the finale, THAT THING YOU LIKE is ready to talk about the show’s place in the pantheon of all time great television! But for a show this grand, this monumental, this epic (to borrow a completely overused adjective), we know we couldn’t settle for any half measures. So, enjoy our full measure: A no-holds barred, 90+-minute Breaking Bad pod with the boys of GAME TIME DECISION!

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First, to business! We were on this week’s episode of GAME TIME DECISION! If you come to THAT THING YOU LIKE for its witty banter, there’s a whole lot more of it on their pod! Plus, we talk Batman and Jurassic Park playsets. Go listen!

Mike and Ryan from Game Time Decision brought some really interesting views to the table, and allowed us to discuss the merits of binge-watching versus having the “from day one”, week-to-week experience. We also debate the ‘too neat’ criticism of the finale, talk favourite moments, and finish with a round-table, off-the-draft-board-style CHARACTER POWER RANKINGS! Our favourite thing, but this time, with four people! It was great times.

Also, there’s some audio issues with the episode – apologies! Please look past it where you can, and enjoy the great quality of discussion. It’s blue-crystal good. Was that a lame Breaking Bad joke? Alright, that’s it. I’m out. I’m out like a New Hampshire-isolationist cabin. I’m out, and I’m watching Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

If you liked the show, please rate and review us on iTunes, and be sure to tell your friends! Also, let us know your favourite Breaking Bad moments. Did you think Holly was going to die? You’re not alone, but real talk, that would have been a huge bummer.


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Mike Paris – @ThatMikeParis


TTYL Podcast #15 – Strip Search ANALYZED (w/ Dre Alvarez)

Strip Search stats podcast

That Thing You Like has tried, folks. We have TRIED to stop podcasting about Strip Search. But with such a memorable finale, and an overall great show, there’s still more to say!

To close out finale week, we were joined by sports analytics writer and fellow Strip Search fan Dre Alvarez (of WagesofWins and TheNBAgeek) to talk some of the finer details of the show. Topics include the psychological shortcuts that may have formed people’s first opinions of Amy and Abby, the value of winning a competitive challenge, and potential guest judges for Strip Search season two.

It’s a great interview, and Dre’s passion for the show and intense level of smarts made for a great conversation. You can read more of his thoughts on the show in his great article, “Strip Search Advanced Stats.” Enjoy!

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Guest: Dre Alvarez – @NerdNumbers

Also, you can now follow the show itself! To put this in Pokemon terms, That Thing You Like learned “Show Twitter”!

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TTYL Podcast #14 – Strip Search Finale (2 of 2)

Strip Search - Penny Arcade and the Final Three

And lo, Strip Search did come to this. It was a gripping finale, pitting the insanely talented Maki Naro, Katie Rice and Abby Howard against each other in a battle of original comic pitches and on-the-spot strip creation. It was a finale that let a lot of personality shine through, and provided a perfect way for Penny Arcade to deliver on the “America’s Next Top Webcomic” premise.

That Thing You Like was lucky enough to attend the live screening of the finale, and we’ve got our FINAL STRIP SEARCH FINALE PODCAST ABOUT THE FINALE for your enjoyment. Having watched the finale in a room with 400 others and attended the official after party, we are able to provide never-before-heard levels of insight into the slice of reality show gold that was Strip Search season one! Next level podcasting!

In this episode, we spend some time discussing the events of the last two episodes, the winner, and what the future holds for each of the final three. Plus, the pros and cons of each artist’s strip pitch. Then, after showering praise upon a deserving champion, your fearless hosts talk about the show as a whole: What did we love? What would we change? Who would we want back for season two?

All of these questions are answered. And, if you can believe it, we discuss even more questions than I’m mentioning in this post! It’s a tremendous “questions-answered-per-podcast” value! We do this for you, dear listener.

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We loved the show. If you came to our podcast for Strip Search coverage, we appreciate your listenership! Hopefully you stick around to hear us talk about other things. Things that you like. Please share the show if you’ve enjoyed it, and get involved in that there comment-section!

TTYL Podcast #13 – Strip Search Finale (1 of 2)

Strip Search Finale - Maki, Abby and Katie

The Strip Search finale draws nigh! That Thing You Like has put together a little something to prepare you. To whet your whistle, so to speak. To stoke that fire, if I may.

In this shorter episode, we talk about the fantastic final challenge that seems to deliver on the show’s original premise, the Strip Search house liquor shelf, and Abby Howard, Katie J. Rice and Maki Naro’s individual chances of winning the whole damn thing.

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Also, we’re going to be at the June 18th Strip Search finale! So, that’s cool. If you’re going, hit us up in the comments or on Twitter!

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