This week, James and Rob air another rerun. Back in February 2020 (mere weeks before the world shut down), we were joined by rocket arm Ryan Ben. This was originally episode 56. Follow Ryan Ben on twitter @ ryanjoeben and check out EL XANGARRITO MEX Like what we do? Support us on PATREON! As always, please rate, review, and subscribe.
This week, James and Rob are joined by super fan Ryan Ben. They talk about marathon running, physical and mental health, feeling loose, responsive vs reactive, and getting back into improv. Follow Ryan Ben on twitter @ ryanjoeben As always, please rate, review, and subscribe!
The newly married Ryan Ben takes us back in time with some ice cold canned Coca-Cola. He lets us know why it pairs so well with Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn and some of his favorite rituals for enjoying a cold Coke. Rob hates Pepsi and Josh fights for the good guys. Hopefully brought to you by the Pasta Bowl! I’ve Ben Chillin’ 2 oz of Vanilla Vodka 3 oz Lime Juice 2 Scoops of Coconut Ice Cream 1.5 of Coca-Cola Syrup Fill with Coca-Cola Top with Whipped Cream and Lime Zest
CYNTHIA BANGERT and RYAN BEN and bear witness to Sammy’s week of hell on the newest PopFury! The fantastic couple also talks about who won Christmas, a romantic date of overindulgence, getting suckered into adopting 2 cats and Cynthia's sisters! Note: For those of you who want just Cynthia & Ryan, simply jump to 39:00 of the podcast! SHOW NOTES 0:00 Intro 1:05 Ryan, the “owner” of the PopFury podcast gives his Owner’s Statement 3:00 Sammy’s Hell Week Part One: The Catheter (AKA Ryan's quest to pick up Sammy) 16:45 Sammy’s Hell Week Part Two: The Nose Tampon (AKA Ryan critiques Sammy’s pick up technique) “One of the thoughts I had on my way back to the hospital...because I was really for sure convinced I was gonna die was--’Was I good in the last show I did?’” 28:35 Sammy’s Hell Week Part Three: Food Poisoning (AKA Grossed-out Cynthia says “StopFury”) Sammy also recounts all the times he’s gotten stitches in his head. 39:00 Ryan won Christmas over Cynthia with his superior gifting. “Ryan’s my little ball of sugar…” 46:20 Ryan and Cynthia got into tiff about her oversharing. They way overindulged for their romantic Christmas dinner. 52:20 They got suckered into adopting 2 cats. Cynthia gives Julie Pearson a shout out. 59:00 Sammy finds out what Cynthia had planned with family instead doing the podcast. Cynthia and Ryan are doing a “25 workouts in December” challenge. 1:04:25 Sammy grills Cynthia about her sisters and their forced foursomes of sister activities that are “fun” and they “enjoy” “This could be thing we look back on and go, ‘That’s why we’re not together anymore…’” 1:12:05 Cynthia and Ryan each try to describe Cynthia’s sisters in 1 word. Buckle in, y’all. 1:21:35 Outro Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music!
KELLEN TERRETT and RYAN BEN talk so much about their lovely ladies, it might as well have been a 5-person podcast! They talk about living with their ladies, globetrotting with their better halves and even training with their significant others. Along the way we also talk about teaching kids to swim, flying cockroaches, creepy clowns and the softer side of ISIS. Also, thanks to Ryan's generous promise, Ryan and PopFury will be donating $120 to charity of Sammy's choice. Finally, Sammy springs on Kellen and Ryan that this is the second-to-last episode of PopFury. The final episode will be the next one with Daniel Strauss.
CYNTHIA BANGERT and RYAN BEN (@ryanjoeben) leave Sammy gasping for breath as they keep him laughing when they talk about Cynthia's digital habits, traveling to Japan, lugging a heavy bookcase, and the Internet-named research ship, "Boaty McBoatface" SHOW NOTES 0:00 Intro 1:00 Ryan presents his “Owner’s” Statement and offers to donate 1 penny per listen to from now until his year-in-review episode at the end of the year to a charity of Sammy's choice.“Cynthia Bangert blames her inability to answer e-mails...on smartphones. That’s on the record.”4:45 Cynthia didn’t respond to Sammy’s pre-show e-mail--but Ryan responded on her behalf. Sammy gets to the root of Cynthia’s unresponsiveness and learns way too much about her Solitaire habits. 14:15 Ryan’s parents celebrated their 30th anniversary last week and Ryan has his 30th birthday in May...Sammy does the math. 17:00 They are visiting Japan in the Fall. Ryan plugs Emirates Airlines. 25:00 Cynthia made Ryan carry a "too-heavy" bookcase. Ryan plugs Nadeau Furniture. Sammy learns of Cynthia’s craftiness. Ryan plugs Twix.“I can’t tell you how many things get kissed in our bed that aren’t me.”30:50 They are training for their second triathlon. Sammy wonders why they would do that...again. 37:15 Please listen to our podcast pals at Rabbit Hole and Remake! 38:30 The internet chose the name for multi-million dollar polar research vessel: Boaty McBoatface. Cynthia doesn’t understand how boats work.“You have been gifted the miracle of time travel, you're going to see yourself ten years ago...and your suggestion [to yourself] is simply going to be 'Wash more'?!? ”42:45 Both Ryan and Cynthia are turning 30 this year. They share the advice they would give their 19-year-old selves. 55:55 Outro Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!
Self-proclaimed “owner” of the PopFury Podcast, Ryan Ben, joins us for our Year In Review! We discuss our favorite movies and TV shows from the past year. We wrap it up with Ryan’s favorite personal 2015 moments…and surprise him with a list prepared by his girlfriend Cynthia Bangert! SHOW NOTES 0:00 Intro 1:00 Ryan gives a very somber 2015 “Owner” Statement 4:15 YEAR IN REVIEW: MOVIES Ryan’s Favorites: Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina and The Martian Sammy’s Favorites: Ex Machina, The Martian, Inside Out, Brooklyn, Creed, Sicario, Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Straight Outta Compton, What We Do In Shadows and Mad Max: Fury Road. Sammy gives a special shout out to Magic Mike XXL. Disappointments: Ryan was disappointed by Trainwreck and Mad Max. Sammy was let down by Jurassic World and SPECTRE. 33:10 Ever think you could have made a movie better? Then give a listen to our friends at REMAKE: THE PODCAST! 34:00 YEAR IN REVIEW: TELEVISION Sammy’s Favorites: Parks & Rec, VEEP, Flash, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Marvel TV shows as a whole (Jessica Jones / Daredevil / Agent Carter / Agents of Shield), Better Call Saul, Hannibal, and Mr Robot. Ryan’s Favorites: Daredevil, Agent Carter, Jessica Jones, Bob’s Burgers, Arrow, Fargo, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Grinder Sammy gives special nods to Inside Amy Schumer’s 12 Angry Men and Game of Thrones’ “Hard Home” episodes. Disappointments: Ryan could not watch Last Man On Earth. Sammy digs Penny Dreadful, but felt the season 2 finale did not pay off. Shows We Want to Watch: Sammy & Ryan quickly run down the shows they still have to watch but don’t have time for. 55:55 Ever look something up on Wikipedia just to get engrossed in randomly clicking around? Then listen to a podcast dedicated to doing just that! Rabbit Hole: A Wikipedia Podcast! 57:00 YEAR IN REVIEW: PERSONAL Ryan’s favorite events from the past year were moving in with his girlfriend, completing a triathlon with his girlfriend & travelling internationally with his girlfriend. Sammy surprises Ryan with a list of favorite moments…from Ryan’s girlfriend, Cynthia. Her favorite moments were Ryan’s first international flight, moving in with Ryan, completing the triathlon with Ryan, finishing a 1000-piece puzzle with Ryan and all the parties they host together. 1:05:45 Ryan shares his plans for 2016. 1:07:10 Outro with parting words from Owner of the PopFury Podcast
SWEETHEARTS sketch duo ADAM SCHRECK and RYAN BEN toss on bow ties to talk about the Democratic presidential debate, Playboy magazine removing nude photos, Netflix's Jessica Jones, The Muppet Show and Adam's refusal to get ripped. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 Intro 0:45 Ryan, the “owner” of the PopFury Podcast, opens the episode with his 10 directives on what Sammy should be advertising.“If there's anything that Adam and I do all the time, it's victim blame.”4:40 Adam and Ryan break down the Democratic presidential debate. Adam opines on bow ties. Simple hillbilly Ryan doesn't get technology. 11:10 Adam just can't do Snapchat. HE CAN'T. He also reveals his Instagram account concept. Like an old timey woodsman, Ryan bartered for his watch.“I understand it's an app. And I understand it's on a phone. And I understand 95% of it is dick pics.”17:15 Playboy will no longer have nude women in its magazine. Ryan refers to ladyparts as “Ts and Bs”. We ruminate on Playboy's history and impact. 26:15 Jessica Jones, the next Marvel series from Netflix, debuts next month. There will be (gasp) sex in it! Adam and Ryan delve into the darkening of comic TV shows and movies. 32:30 Adam and Ryan disagree on the new Muppet Show series. Adam dismisses all post-Henson Muppet works as “fine.”“Based on her mom's boyfriend, I could not be less of a man.”40:00 Sammy wonders how Adam and Ryan's future in-laws feel about them being comedians. 44:39 Kermit has a type. Adam gets profound about the nature of the woman-chasing Animal. 46:35 Please listen to PopFury's podcasting pals Scareblast, Remake and Rabbit Hole! 48:35 Ryan and his girlfriend completed the triathlon last month. Adam refuses to get jacked but would do a nude scene."Adam hates comedians who are ripped."57:30 Adam is replacing Eddie Mujica on the Second City e.t.c. stage. Ryan asks a question that guarantees he will never work at Second City. 1:01:15 Outro with special "Owner's Outro" closing comments Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!
Chicago comedian Ryan Ben giggles his way through the Pop Fury Year In Review. We single out the year's best and worst TV shows, movies and moments from our lives in this special look back. We also talk about upcoming shows and movies we look forward to in 2015. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 Intro that Ryan giggles through 1:40 We admit we don't play video games the same way any more as we grow up. Ryan professes his love for his lady while looking into Sammy's eyes. Sammy is stunned by how much Ryan reads and explains Byrne-stealing to Ryan. Ryan pounds the table to emphasize how awesome going to Bruce Springsteen's concert was. 8:40 YEAR END REVIEW: TELEVISION – We talk Agents of SHIELD (and the Marvel Universe), Flash, The Knick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks & Rec, VEEP, True Detective, Fargo, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Sons of Anarchy & Gotham. We're looking forward Colbert's Talk Show, Broad City, Review & Game of Thrones...and Sammy discovers that fantasy stuff absolutely pisses Ryan off. 42:20 YEAR END REVIEW: MOVIES – We get into a knock-down, drag-out brawl about Snowpiercer in which Ryan wins ownership of the Pop Fury Podcast. Luckily we find common ground as we both loved Edge of Tomorrow. We then talk about the rumored Men In Black / Jump Street crossover, The Raid 2, Jodorowsky's Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy, Birdman, Fox Catcher & Mark Ruffalo. Ryan was disappointed by Gone Girl but love Fincher's other work, Zodiac. We're looking forward to Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, Hunger Games, Jurassic World, Avengers 2 & Mickey Rourke. 1:11:45 YEAR END REVIEW: PERSONAL – Ryan highlight of his year was meeting his girlfriend and Sammy's highlight was seeing indie wrestling with Mark Colomb and starting the podcast. Ryan's lowlight was his tonsillectomy and bleeding out his mouth; Sammy's was realizing this is the biggest he's been. Ryan and Sammy talk about what they're looking forward to and dreading in 2015. 1:35:25 Outro that Ryan almost has no plugs for, but then he gets excited about the fake Buzzfeed articles he writes and trolling Reddit