Rank #1: John Shults, True Vintage Guitar
The fellas sit down with John Shults of True Vintage Guitar to talk about the thrill of the hunt and running a small online business. Hywel comes to us from west Wales. The rest of us are coming from B'ham, AL! Links! http://truevintageguitar.com/
Jan 03 2018
Rank #2: James Carbonetti
Colter and Pete sat down with James (Jimmy) Carbonetti of Caveman and Carbonetti Guitars at the Guitar Shop NYC. We talked wtih Jimmy about starting an instrument building business and a band in the same year, growing up on Roosevelt Island and the inevitability of change, especially in New York (and how that's okay). We also play a little sample of famous Japanese jazz trumpet player, Terumasa Hino.
Apr 17 2019
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Rank #3: Magnus Walker & Hannah Elliott: Mille Miglia and Sheffield Facts
The Lads were graciously invited in to the home of previous guest, Hannah Elliott, and her main man, Magnus Walker (what a name that, eh? goes well with the beard).
Magnus and Hannah are effortlessly cool in a way you can only be if you are as kind and generous as they are and we here at Fire Escape Industries hope that you are left feeling like you too sat out on the criss-cross ladders of the escape with all five of us.
We talk about a four day race throughout the Italian countryside, as well as get into the finer details of our accents, or lack there of with regards to the PNW raised Elliott.
There are laughs. There are stories. There are Hot Wheels.
Jul 24 2019
Rank #4: Ok Boomer Sooner, Guy Fawkes and The Art of Booing
This week Peter and Colter are forced to talk about Trump because he is attending the Alabama-LSU game and will surely still probably hear some boos because, science.
V for Vendetta is not as rad as you rememebr and the idea of a Guy Fawkes mask is maybe odd.
Animal news is extra good and charming and deserves all the attention (and treats!).
Nov 06 2019
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Rank #5: Try Not, Don't Not Try
Hywel finds an antique rocking chair! Learn the ultimate fate of the famed porch piano. Harper Lee warned us of Roy Moore 12 years ago! Some refugees express their love of the Welsh weather and people. Why do we keep taking native lands? Missed connections? Links below! Sooth saying Harper Lee: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/12/harper_lee_roy_moore_and_alaba.html#incart_river_home_pop Syrian Refugees in Wales: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/25/i-like-the-rain-the-only-syrian-family-in-a-welsh-village
Dec 06 2017
Rank #6: Vietnamese Mouse Deer and Veterans Day History
Colter and Peter talk about the return of the silver-backed chevrotain after 30 years of being lost to science, the veteran Birmingham native who spearheaded Veterans Day and why people are convinced someone looks EXACTLY like someone else (who they don't).
Nov 13 2019
Rank #7: Henry Busby, A Director Fella
New intro music is debuted! We get to the bottom of why henry's first episode never aired (it still has a chance to). We clear the air on Henry's beef with Britain. We talk about pop-psychology culture.
Mar 14 2018
Rank #8: Friday the 13th: RIP Eddie Money
The lads begin by remembering the recent deaths of Eddie Money and Daniel Johnston. After the filming of last week’s episode, Colter and Pete discovered that their immeasurable intellects and rugged handsomeness must have created a wrinkle in time which altered the time of the footage of the episode, rendering it useless. Hywel then goes on to tell the other lads about a play he finished on Friday the 13th that has a spooky connection to his small village in Wales. Synchronicity and the full moon.
Sep 18 2019
Rank #9: Marcus Tortorici, Red Gatorade Theory
Marcus Tortorici (either tor-tor-ee-see or tor-tor-ee-chee) sits down with the fellas to talk about how he approaches the creative process. He also shares with us his Red Gatorade Theory, where everything that used to be cool becomes new again. http://www.marcustortorici.com/
Mar 28 2018
Rank #10: Mr. John Goes To Birmingham
Hywel is in Birmingham for a while for his project. Peter and Colter teach him about why Birmingham is called the Magic City and give him some Alabama and regional history. If you ever play a Southern or Alabama specific trivia game, this is a can't miss episode.
Apr 04 2018
Rank #11: Landing a Plane in Manhattan
Pete and Colter chat about Tommy Fitz landing a plane in Uptown NYC on a bar bet in the 50s. We get in way over our head on the primaries and talk Black Friday.
Dec 04 2019
Rank #12: Adventure is Out There
We sit down and talk about the nature of getting lost and the merits of the Toyota Avalon.
Jun 05 2019
Rank #13: Twisters and Lies
The Lads discuss the President's visit to Alabama and the odd things he did there, as well as our relationship with home and the stories we tell ourselves about identity.
Mar 13 2019
Rank #14: The Battle of the Grand Canaria Omelette Station
Hywel goes on holiday.
Pete reviews the President's fast food buffet.
Colter tries to think of a book.
Jan 16 2019
Rank #15: Scary Stories to Listen to in the Day
Peter and Colter take turns trying to outspook one another.
At the top, Peter tells a hauntingly true tale of a time he was visited by strange sounds in the night.
Colter reads a creepy and verbose tale from Edgar Allen Poe.
Finally, Peter tells a tale from the early days of Shreveport, LA and the "fair-folk".
Oct 30 2019
Rank #16: The Real Truth About Our 100th Episode, In Only 3 Minutes
The Lads blow the lid off the 100th episode scandal. The real truth about the 100th episode, is hard hitting and dangerous. They take on the big canyon agenda, numerology and the onslaught of relentless chicken in an unforgiving dash for justice, righteousness and FREEDOM! With the help of Chief Mouser, Larry the Cat, they fixed Brexit. Here’s to the 100th episode of a podcast named after fire escapes!
Sep 04 2019
Rank #17: Support British Meat
The lads make a resolution to become evil (and Colter makes a resolution to do everything the easy way, so this description is over).
Jan 02 2019
Rank #18: Rywel Tydde Am Byth
Roll Tide Forever.
The lads discuss the CFP National Championship and compare it to the Welshest equivalent we could, the Six Nations Rugby Cup.
In our top story we talk about a giant “fatberg” that has been spotted in an olde British sewer.
Jan 08 2019
Rank #19: Roy Wood Jr.
Hywel is still hanging with the island songbirds, but he is kind enough to call in and let us hear their siren tune.
Peter and Colter sit down in person with fellow native Birminghamian, stand up, hater of the heat, Daily Show correspondent, host of This is Not Happening on Comedy Central, I think you get the point, he’s a very busy man, Roy Wood Jr. we talk about his journey from hometown to now, the two times he’s felt he’s “made it”, the light at the end of the tunnel (it’s a train), who the best SEC football fan tippers are, fatherhood and bringing productions to the south.
Be sure to check out his newest stand up special, No One Loves You, Friday Jan. 25 on Comedy Central or the Comedy Central app.
Jan 23 2019
Rank #20: We Were Hacked by Jamie Loftus
Jamie Loftus (Bechdel Cast, stand-up, cartoonist, writer) joins Peter and Colter over the phone and only eight minutes in to our talk about MENSA we are hacked and the line cuts off abruptly. They don't slow us down, however, as we had set up a backchannel communication with Loftus all along. Join us as we get to know writer, comedian and podcast host, Jamie Loftus, a little bit better. Topics range from the Spotlight team at the Boston Globe, Neil Gaiman's benevolent scale-tipping and the history of ice resurfacers.
Jun 19 2019