That Thing You Like #28 – How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother - Podcast

On the eve of its final season, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER deserves a proper send-off. And That Thing You Like is JUST THE PODCAST TO DO IT! Chris, Brian and friend of the show, Iris Dias of Talkfoolery, breakdown what made the show so special in its near-perfect early seasons, go next level on each of the characters, and pick some favourite moments. Enjoy!

Click Here to Subscribe! – It’ll be LEGEN-wait for it… No, you know what. I can’t. The joke is too easy. It’s just, ugh, the lowest of low-hanging fruit. We’re better than that, and I’m sorry for even suggesting we would go there.

Or, listen to the episode here:

– DARY! Alright, we all knew that was coming. Admit it: You enjoyed it at least a little.

As the intro paragraph so artfully mentioned, we couldn’t do this episode alone. Or, more accurately, we could have done it alone, but preferred not to. Because sometimes we get lonely. So we’re glad Iris Dias could join us in our How I Met Your Mother super-fandom extravaganz-tacular.

The show has grown weak in its old age, and pretty much failed to deliver on its premise’s original conceit. On the show, we try to figure out where it started to go wrong, and debate (read: all agree with each other) if the show was just an unfortunate victim of being relegated to CBS’ “Forever-Renewed / Eternal-Franchise” hierarchy. Fan of the show? Wish it had been Old-Yeller’d some time ago? Let us know in the comments!

And, because we all forgot to mention this moment:


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That Thing You Like #20 – Game of Thrones (with Talkfoolery)

Brienne vs The Bear - Game of Thrones

Words are wind – and as usual, That Thing You Like has words a-plenty for this week’s podcast topic: GAME OF THRONES.

Click Here to Subscribe! – Subscribing is basically as good as Jon Snow inventing oral sex.

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But that’s not all! Not only is our Game of Thrones discussion joined by fellow Vancouver podcast compatriots, Iris Dias and Corey Fischer of Talkfoolery! That’s right! Double the usual amount of podcast hosts, for your listening pleasure! It’s incredible podcast value! They’re hilarious people, and we were lucky to be joined by them.

SPOILER WARNING: Everything up to the end of Season 3 of the show.

Corey and Iris have only seen the Game of Thrones HBO series, so it was interesting for Chris and myself (Brian) to have a conversation about where they thought the adventures of the dwindling Stark clan will lead. Due to so many people being in the room, the conversation stays pretty light; we talk about each season’s amazing penultimate episodes, and give a thrilling, roundtable countdown of our GAME OF THRONES POWER RANKINGS. It’s so fresh, you guys.

Enjoy! And if you’re into podcasts that are a little more of a fun hangout, and specifically want to hear me and Chris talk about being raised as Cop Kids, go check out! We’re on Episode 122, which releases Tuesday, July 30.


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Corey Fischer – (@Bowsering)

I made it through this whole post without making a WINTER IS COMING reference! Except for just now. But still! Respect the commitment to non-derivative content! If you enjoyed the show, please share it on Twitter, or on your preferred social networking platform. Thanks for listening!