This week we introduce you to a great new indie/electro/pop band, Atlas Genius. The Aussie duo has just released their debut album, When It Was Now, featuring the hit song, "Trojans." We also talk to author and social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger. He's the guy behind GiftCardGiver and Plywood People, and has recently released the book More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity. Fire up the grill and take the cover off the pool because the Boys of Summer are back!
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Notable Jokes & Runs
4:15 - Cameron asks Tyler about his relationship with his new girlfriend. Tyler talks about his "decision jeans", and about falling asleep while wearing denim.
9:29 - Cameron talks about Leagues spending the night at his house, and keeping his son from waking them up. Jesse jokes that they had a rough night's sleep due to wearing denim while sleeping. They joke about him using Tyler's denim down comforter.
14:39 - Jesse talks about "eyebrow flossing", aka eyebrow threading.
26:18 - Jesse tells a story about his days working at K-Mart, when he accidentally gave a customer an empty propane tank.
Notable Guest Moments
33:34 - Introduction to Atlas Genius.
48:36 - Introduction to Jeff Shinabarger.
Other Notable Moments
2:41 - Tyler Huckabee returns to the podcast after his move to Nashville.
13:42 - Tyler reveals that M. Night Shyamalan ghost-wrote the film She's All That. They discuss the plot twist of Rachel Leigh Cook taking off her glasses.
20:29 - Jesse's slice about a woman who didn't get a receipt from Dunkin' Doughnuts, and filmed herself verbally abusing an employee who handled the situation remarkably well.
29:55 - Tyler's slice about the American Psychiatric Association declaring caffeine withdrawal to be a mental disorder.
42:05 - Relevant Recommends: Houndmouth, Light Society, Jimmy Eat World.
57:47 - Feedback to Question of the Week: "Who should sit in and join the show?"
66:14 Outro: "Feathers and denim: Not a good combination. Doesn't breathe well." - Jesse
Question of the Week
What is the most awkward interaction you've seen while waiting in a checkout line?
The grocery store, the movie theatre, the mall checkout line. You're standing there, minding your own business when suddenly you observe an altercation about to take place. Voices are raised, feelings are hurt, and there you stand, witnessing a very public showdown that you wish was taking place behind closed doors. Whatever it is, we've probably all been there, so this week we want to know about the most awkward interaction you've ever seen while waiting in a checkout line. Bonus points if you got involved!