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The Breakdown

On this page, you will find everything you need to fully enjoy the newest podcast revolution, Live from the ManCave!!! For each bi-monthly Episode, we will post the Podcast and Bonus Features. Here's what they mean:

Podcast: The actual Episodes can be played or downloaded directly from these posts. Also included is a short synopsis and a "jacket photo."

Bonus Features: These posts contain links to interesting video, audio, articles, etc., that we referenced in, or are relevant to, the Episode.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Episode Four - The ManCave Rises

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!" We decided to ring in the holiday season with this decidedly un-"Holiday-themed" episode. Don't worry...we have one coming soon. But in the meantime, we decided to grace you with one last episode before we are completely caught up.....we promise.

In this episode, CraigMakk explains why the only good Senator is a lonely and childless one; Serious Jest does his absolute best to drive Makk out of his mind with characters and cheesy musical interludes; and the guys roll out their (World Premiere!) movie trailers for your voting pleasure, allowing you the power to give one of them props while simultaneously crushing the other one's spirit irreparably.

And throughout all the late, late, LATE night revelry, movie reviews and wacky story-telling, the guy are still able to throw back a few beers...what WON'T they do for you, lucky listener? So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: Fat Tire Amber Ale, which isn't that bad when you consider who chose it.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Episode Four - Bonus Features

In Episode Four, we discuss quite a bit of death. Yeah, not really all that uplifting, so we left it out of the description, but feel compelled to include some of the relevant links here. Take a look at the official "We Love You, Smokin' Joe" site, as well as the the Heavy D Wiki. Finally, you can reach out and share your love and condolences to Patrice O'Neal's family by clicking here

On to less depressing topics, click here if you are interested in checking out Louis CK's wildly successful (it made $1 million in 12 days!!) Live at the Beacon show. Trust us, it's worth it.

Interested in checking out a difficult to understand, leaked version of the "Dark Knight Rises" Prologue video? Look no further and click here, and we dare you to figure out what the hell Bane is saying. First the crazy Batman voice from TDK now this? Apparently Nolan does not want us to understand his characters!

Bane, we can't hear you, please speak up...

Oh, if you want to hear that horrible, mind-numbing "Live from the ManCave!!!" beat that Jest loves so  much, you can check it out right here, but why the hell would you want to subject yourself to that??

We get into quite a bit of discussion around Equilibrium this month, so we thought it might be a good idea to include some links to broaden your enjoyment. Click on the Equilbrium Fansite to check out many interesting  topics, including FAQs broken out into sub-sections so you can search by area of interest; trivia about the movie; links to pages delving into the art of Gun Kata; fan-written fiction, and much more.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Episode Three - The (Movie) Draft

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!" As we struggle to finally get our crap together and get the show out in a timely manner, we still feel pretty confident that this episode is jam-packed with podcast gold. At least we like to tell ourselves that. Let us down easy, alright?

In this episode, Serious Jest explains how kids playing in a sandbox "moves" him; CraigMakk finds more ways to remind you why women ruin movies; and the guys invite a couple of "special guests" into the studio for a podcast-first ever Mega Fantasy Movie Draft and hilarity ensues! Get excited, bro.

Thanks to Wacker and Ms. Special Guest for making us look good, and bringing a bit of their own special brand of humor at the same time....when they remembered to turn the mics on.

And with all of the insanity and excitement, you will still get to hear the guys tell some amazing stories, talk about some movies you may or may not have seen before, and drink a whole lot. Although they sound like AA members compared to Makk's last episode, which is nice. So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: A quality beer called Six Point Bengali Tiger IPA...welcome back to the Quality Beer Show, people.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Episode Two - The Black-Out

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!" With only a few ancient episodes left, we do our best to bring you another high-quality show with tons of laughs mixed with education. We also fail miserably in that attempt, and are left with the episode you are about to hear.

In this episode, the guys imagine Jest as a leash-wearing bear; Chewie supports the right of men everywhere to proudly display their banana hammock; and CraigMakk makes the miraculous full-circle transition from sober to BOMBED back to completely sober again...all in one episode.

Thank God we brought in a live studio audience to cover it all up and make it sound semi-legitimate. But then God makes us pay for our sins by pulling the power and leaving us in a more ways than one.

And throughout all the trials and tribulations, you will hear the guys talk about some reasonably interesting stories, tell some terrifying personal stories, and drink quite a bit....especially that CraigMakk drunk. Which is to say this is just par for the course in ManCave Studios. So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: Bud Light Lime...yes, I am as angry and just plain disappointed as you were when you read that. I apologize for that

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Episode Two: Bonus Features

In Episode Two, we talk about Ultimate Spider-Man and the Ultimate Universe in general. You can find out more about the entire run of comics here, and you can check out some images from "Death of Spider-Man" and see if it is your cup of tea.

We also discuss the UFC 133 Hallman vs Ebersole fight, known as "Night of the Banana Hammock." Take a look here to see video of the actual fight itself, including Dennis Hallman's terrifying mankini bottoms. If you want to see the Dana White post-fight interview, click here. See what you think about the outfit, then decide if you think Dana was justified or not with his "get those horrifying shorts off TV as soon as possible" bonus.

One of our favorite sites of all time,, did an article on the new Tribe Called Quest movie that lead to an entire bit on military movies. Check the site out regularly, as we often steal all our best ideas from it. Just don't hold it against us, please. We're just not as funny, creative, intelligent, famous, well-rounded, or rich as those guys. But we do have a pretty sweet ManCave, so we got that going for us, which is nice.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Episode One-The Fellowship of he Cave (Part Two)

Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" We are proud to present to you the incredible conclusion of this very special episode. And again, remember, special really just means long. And by now, you're really starting to understand what long means.

In this episode, Jest describes in great detail his fascination with movies involving boxing one's balls like a speedbag; Chewie professes his hatred for movies that remind him how dumb he really is; and CraigMakk explains why Superman really is the most terrifying supervillain of ALL TIME. Be very afraid.

Throughout it all, the guys will enlighten you on the prospects of time travel, teach you a thing or two about mortgages, and point you in the right direction for the next time you plan a high-security prison break. Oh, and they talk about some movies while they are at it. And drink even more than last time....I know, I know, why even bother writing that part anymore, right? So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: Still Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA...finally, a good beer, mostly because the only one who actually likes good beer got to pick. Enjoy it, while you can.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Episode One, Part Two: Bonus Features

In Part Two of Episode One, we spend an inordinate amount of time discussing CraigMakk's "Watch that $#*%!" selection, "Primer." As per our discussion, we are including a number of links to improve your viewing pleasure of this incredibly mind-bending movie.Take a look at the following links prior to or during the movie, and you will feel yourself growing smarter by the minute (Note: The ManCave cannot make claims on your intelligence levels, either before or after clicking on said links. It is clearly a marketing ploy, and not a measurable clinical claim.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Episode One, Part One: Notes From the ManCave

  • Beer of the Show: Firestone Walker's Double Jack IPA (Lovingly Selected by CraigMakk) (5:15)
  • Current Events (21:25)
  • Horrendously Illegal Court Cases in Movies (32:00)
  • Jest Explains "Playing with the Net Down" (39:15)
  • The Guys Discuss the Casey Anthony Case (48:00)

Special Notes:

  • The guys do not endorse illegally pirating movies and TV shows from the Internet, regardless of Chewie's clearly playful suggestion...we swear. (1:25)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Episode One-The Fellowship of the Cave (Part One)

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!" We continue to dig (way) back and pull some episodes from our backlog for you to enjoy. This one was so epic, we had to split it up and give it it's own sequel right off the bat. And when we say epic, we mean.....well, we mean long. So strap in, kids, and get ready for DOUBLE the funny!

In this opening salvo, Jest gets to dazzle you with both his legal knowledge AND his "sexy voice"; Chewie reminds you why you never want your Grandmother to go to the Shore alone again; and CraigMakk learns the hard way that just because you call someone a friend doesn't mean they won't try to embarrass you in front of the entire Internet world.

And in all this insanity, the guys are able to update you on some potentially interesting stories, tell you some horrendous stories, and drink....a lot. Sounds like another successful show to me. So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA...finally, a good beer, mostly because the only one who actually likes good beer got to pick. Enjoy it, while you can.

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Episode One, Part One: Bonus Features

In Part One of Episode One, we talk about the Inside Experience and whether or not crowd-sourcing a movie sounds like a good idea. Check out some of the final touches here, which we'll talk more about on a future episode. Yes, sometimes posting vintage episodes means we'll be a bit behind, but at least we HAVE our own podcast.....what are YOU doing with all your free time??

Check out these various links to watch the Casey Anthony Verdict, or this timeline of events from the entire case. This will help refresh your memory on this tiny little case you may have missed so you can be a part of our in-depth legal discussion....don't we seem more intelligent and interesting now?

That's just her mug shot...imagine how much better she looks
now that she's not afraid of going to jail for murdering her kid???

And for all you Jarheads, here's a link to the videos of both the douchebag who asked Mila to the Ball and the terrifying female who responded by asking JT. Trust us, they are worth watching for entertainment value alone....not that we condone laughing at someone who puts their life on the line for our freedom to do this podcast. Okay, yes we do, but at least salute the screen while you do.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Episode Beta: Director's Notes


Below are the start times for each chapter of this Episode, in case you want to skip to a particular part of the show…but why would you want to miss any of it?  Nah, you don’t want to miss any of this podcast gold…let’s just say you need to know these times in case you want to pick up where you left off before…assuming you were even able to pull yourself away from these pleasures of the ear.

·         Act 1: “Get Excited” for this Intro, Beer of the Show (Pabst Blue Ribbon), Beta Resolutions & the introduction of the Grog!

·         Act 2 (14:31): The fellas discuss Serious Jest’s issues with rage.  Also, Current Events!

·         Act 3 (1:29:54): Last Episode’s Recommendations Discussed & Rated (with Spoilers) (1:30:18-2:50:13): Bridesmaids (1:30:47-1:50:29), Spartacus (1:50:30-2:30:19), Pi (2:30:20-2:50:00); ManCave Movie Rating System Explained (1:31:05).

·         Act 4 (2:50:38): Watch that $#*%! (2:51:00): Primer (2:53:03), Too Big to Fail (2:55:44), The Next 3 Days (2:58:43); and Closing Remarks/Website Info (3:02:02).

Friday, August 26, 2011

Episode Beta - It Will Continue

You can now check out “Live from the ManCave!!!” via Stitcher Radio and iTunes (Don’t forget to rate us 5 stars)!

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!" The overwhelmingly positive response to our bare bones and childish approach in Episode Zero made us feel compelled to release another blast from the past. After digging through our proverbial 'crates', we found Episode Beta hiding in a corner. We felt that giving it a cool and hip name might make you go easier on us. We also experience our first test of friendship when CraigMakk and Chewie are forced to discuss the public's response to LeBron over the last'll need to keep listening to see if we ever make it to the next Episode!

Jest discusses how watching unwanted dry hump videos in slow motion makes them less awkward and more sexy, Chewie tells a sad story from his youth regarding blatant misuse of 3D glasses, and CraigMakk tries desperately to convince the other guys that he understands the meaning of Pi (SPOILER ALERT: He doesn't).

Throughout it all, the guys are able to review and recommend a bunch of movies, discuss some interesting topics, and imbibe a lot of beer. For a "hidden gem" that was never supposed to see the light of day, Episode Beta is still pretty goddamn great. So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: Not FourLoko, THANK GOD, but not much better...Pabst Blue Ribbon. We apologize in advance for inflicting that upon you.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Episode Beta: Bonus Features

In this episode, we talk about these two Rampage Jackson clips, one where he dry humps a reporter and one where he motorboats ANOTHER reporter. Apparently he is deeply committed to his trade. In the spirit of Rampage's skills, we're throwing in this Rampage Highlight you know why neither woman fought back.

Don't forget, if you haven't seen this yet (and if you haven't, we'll notify your next of kin that you are clearly dead), here's the link to LeBron's post-game comments that started all the insanity. 'Nuff said about that.

We honestly have no idea what he could possibly
 be giving the thumbs up to in this picture... 

Friends don't let friends in glass houses throw rocks.





Oh, and check this video out to see why Jest loves talking about fingering elephants so much, and why we we just can't stop saying this scientist's name. Yes, the story may be old, but did YOU honestly know anything about it?? Right...we didn't think so. Enjoy Episode Beta!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Episode Zero: Notes from the ManCave

  • Beer of the Show: Four Loko (bootlegged by Serious Jest) (4:01)
  • Current Events (6:59)
  • The fellas talk about their favorite movies and genres (53:19)
  • Watch that $#*%! (88:18): Spartacus (TV) (96:27), Bridesmaids (99:45), Pi (104:12)
  • Spoiler Alerts: The Matrix Trilogy (65:36-66:27), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (74:52-75:05, 75:35-75:50), Indiana Jones (Last Crusade & Crystal Skull) (78:01-79:00)
Special Notes:
  • The movie rating system discussed by CraigMakk (84:55) was soon afterwards replaced with the current ManCave Rating System, which is similar, but obviously much cooler, more useful, and more innovative.
  • The Web, Twitter, and social media addresses listed by CraigMakk at the end of the podcast were redacted, since they were thereafter changed to the current ones.
  • The statement about shipping free Four Loko to listeners was a joke!  Our lawyer has advised us that we shouldn't distribute a beverage that has been outlawed in multiple states, including our own, to our listeners.  Stay tuned for some real contests in the future, though!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Episode Zero Podcast - It Has Begun

You can now check out “Live from the ManCave!!!” via Stitcher Radio and iTunes (Don’t forget to rate us 5 stars)!

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!", the one that started it all. In our inaugural episode, we test the very limits of our commitment to this whole podcast adventure and come out even stronger in our desire to be the best damn show you've ever heard. Serious Jest plays his "Christian card' by immediately throwing his support behind a crazy man, Chewie sounds like he is phoning it in from the middle of the Atlantic due to some technical difficulties, and CraigMakk does his best to remember that he's not supposed to be pimping another podcast about video games (<cough> BarcodePodcast <cough>). All the while, the guys talk about their favorite movies and genres, suggest a couple flicks you may not have seen, and get pretty drunk about halfway through. All in all, a pretty damn successful show if you ask us. Sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

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DISCLAIMER: No, we aren't actually able to honor the FourLoko contest, due to the illegal nature of the product in some states. Yes, we may still do these contests in the future. Keep listening to find out!

Episode Zero: Bonus Features

On the left is this Episode's Poster Boy...The Prophet...The Man with the Plan...Predictor of the Rapture...wait a minute...why are we still here?

To the right is the picture of Bane we discussed.  That's one bad mutha...

Or click here to watch Conan's 5/24/11 interview of Topher Grace.