Fitz & The Tantrums
This week we talk to the eclectic pop-funk band Fitz & the Tantrums. The band has just released their second album, More Than Just a Dream, a soul-influenced gem that deserves to become an instant staple in your summer music lineup. If you're not already familiar, you're going to love these guys! We also go inside the brand new issue of RELEVANT, which features none other than Vampire Weekend on the cover (you can check it out here). Plus, the crew takes on an unhinged pastor, Jon Acuff, Jay-Z, Brendon Fraser, Dennis Leary, Nik Wallenda, Third Day and so much more...
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Notable Jokes & Runs
7:55 - Cameron talks about Jesse being named as one of the funnies people Jon Acuff knows in an interview. Jesse talks about his "humor crush" on Acuff.
21:17 - Eddie gives Jesse the nickname "The Jon Acuff of Podcasting".
22:50 - They talk about the story Jesse told last episode about his suspension for pretending to be the devil during his church's announcement. Jesse calls himself "The Aslan/Jon Acuff of Church Announcements".
40:55 - Calvin's new segment, "Hey, Brendan Fraser, You're Probably Not Busy".
45:59 - Calvin does a Fallon impression.
82:38 - Calvin tells the story about buying shoes and books for Dennis Leary's son. Calvin does an impression of Leary.
86:38 - Calvin talks about an embarassing story involving Iggy Pop.
Notable Guest Moments
47:05 - Introduction to Fitz and the Tantrums.
Other Notable Moments
3:56 - Eddie talks about his first performance and what he would change. Calvin talks about his "triumphant return".
5:52 - Jesse brings up Nick Wallenda, spurring a discussion of the tightrope walker.
17:00 - Eddie's first mention of DC Talk.
11:20 - Cameron brings up a video ("Jim Standridge Throws a Hissy-Fit") that Eddie posted on Facebook recently. They play portions of the video and comment on it.
18:18 - Cameron discusses his reaction to the video, and whether or not it was hypocritical. The others give their own opinion on the question.
25:49 - Cameron talks about Carl Lentz, Jay Z, and Kevin Durant in an instagram photo together.
28:52 - Eddie talks about meeting Mac Powell from Third Day and clamming up in front of him.
32:52 - Jesse's slice about a man who went into a coma after eating 413 biscuits at Red Lobster. The news article reporting this story was satire, but newspapers worldwide picked up the story.
35:45 - Eddie's slice about the Yelp founders creating a drone called the Burrito Bomber, which delivers burritos to customers.
38:18 - Calvin's slice about a statue in Manchester that is reportedly moving.
43:44 - They discuss Jimmy Fallon and tryouts at SNL.
55:16 - The group talks about the new issue of Relevant Magazine: Vampire Weekend, Summer Reading Guide, Reject Apathy, Women in the Congo, Peter Hitchens, Alt J, Does Prayer Work?, Is the Church a Broken Institution?, Social Media Ettiquite, Haim, etc.
71:03 - Feedback to Question of the Week: "What nickname should we give to Eddie, our new podcast member?"
Question of the Week
What was your most awkward celebrity encounter?
We've probably all experienced a moment where we encounter our celebrity "idol" only to find ourselves tongue-tied, dry-lipped and weak-kneed. There's so much we want to say, but things just get ugly really quickly. Well this week, we want to hear all about your most embarrassing or awkward celebrity encounter.