On this absolutely not late because there are no rules episode of A Trouble with Words we talk about one of the best shows ever made; Taskmaster. Seriously this will be your new favorite thing on television if you give it a chance. It has a hint of mystery, loads of excitement and many famous British comedy personalities competing for nonsensical prizes. It makes me laugh like nothing ever has and I hope listening to this inspires you to watch free past seasons on the Official Taskmaster YouTube Channel. Did I mention they are free?
Also I’m sorry to say this but no sketches again as we find our footing. Instead we have two amazing guests that barely get a word in over my constant talking. Thanks to Lindsey and Julia for dropping by and I promise to work on not hogging the mic so much in the future. In fact if anyone has any suggestions on what we could do to improve in general, or things you would like to see us tackle please leave a comment or shoot us an email. Getting feedback matters more than you could know and I look forward to hearing any that you might have. Actually please send it to us in a red wax sealed white envelope typed out on a single sheet of paper.
Your time starts now! -Josh
Welcome to Episode Two of Season Two! We said we weren’t sticking to a release schedule, and somehow, against our best efforts, we’re nailing it! We’re like the Sand Sharks in that movie, Sand Sharks: You don’t have a *clue* when we’ll pop up next!
I hope you’ll enjoy this episode! Is it technically perfect? No, not even close. In fact, it’s fine. But we had fun, and with people we care about so, what more could you ask for? -Justin
Happy Season 2 everyone!
They said this last year would never end . . . but they didn’t count on us missing you all so much. Missing each other. Desperately wanting to talk about nonsense that doesn’t matter again. It was our duty to make this episode and close out the year officially. Frankly it was too big of a risk not doing it. There was just too much at stake, and despite all the loss and challenges we faced it was time to put on our podcast pants again. -Josh
Holy Toledo, we’re back, mothereffers!
Nobody asked for this! (Actually, like… some of you did? That’s wild. Thank you!)
Feels good to jump back in with an A Trouble with Words *classic*, the annual Best Of episode. It’s like we were never really gone at all! We were though. For a long time. It’s weird that you don’t remember that. -Justin
Justin and I both had separate major life events happen around the same time. We’re figuring it out and the podcast is just kind of along for the ride while we do that. That said we are not stopping and everything will go back to normal eventually. In the mean time we might be a little sporadic in getting episodes up but don’t worry.
Things are a little tricky right now with life being what it is, so please bear with me as I fall helplessly through it for a bit. I promise to keep trying.
Remember when I said there would be way more spoilers on this show? Well I wasn’t kidding. Let’s talk about the end of Game of Thrones already. -Josh
My name is Justin and I didn’t do a post because everything is too hard. I’ll get you next time. -Justin
We decided to make a change regarding how we discuss various topics on the podcast. Mostly it’s becoming too difficult to have conversations without going into depth, and as a result it feels like we’re not really saying anything. So going forward we’re going to talk spoilers a lot more. Mostly every episode actually. We’ll warn you first every time though so don’t worry about getting blindsided.
This episode is on Avengers Endgame and we talk about it with the assumption that you’ve seen it first. If you haven’t you should before listening to this obviously. Go do that now, we’ll wait.
So how did we feel about this new Avengers as well-established fans of the franchise? I’ll give you a hint. It’s like someone took everything in the MCU, mixed it up in bag, and then poured it out into a new movie. Leaving the end product a lot like one of the characters that appears in it … bloated in the middle and less cool then expected. Give this episode a listen to find out what specific praise and complaints we had. Our answers might surprise you.
Also this makes two times in a row that we were a day late getting an episode up and I’m sorry for that. Just bad timing really, but I promise it’s nothing to worry about. We’ll be back on track before you know it! As always thanks for listening and please share with your friends! -Josh
It’s podcast time, so here’s a podcast.
We held up our end, so you hold up yours: listen to it.
This one went a little long, so we didn’t have time to record sketches – sorry about that, they’re my favorite part too. Next time!
Anyway, hope you enjoy the show, and come back next time for more of whatever it is we’re doing here. -Justin